Sociology


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RUNNING GAY

LGBTQ  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the participation of lesbians and gay men in sports, focusing on the homophobia they confront in mainstream sporting events and their recent efforts to organize gay teams, organizations and events.

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MAKING DO

Economics  African Studies  Asian Studies  Criminal & Law  Latin-American Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language 

Faced with widespread conditions of mass unemployment, poverty, urban crowding, and governmental crisis, more than a billion people in some 100 underdeveloped nations throughout the Third World have developed their own 'informal economy,' a parallel lifestyle operating on the margins of the society's formal economy and legal system, which provides them with a means of survival.

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TO LIVE TO BE 140

Latin-American Studies  Death & Dying  Cultural Studies  Anthropology  Aging / Gerontology  Sociology 

This video features an interview with Dr. Alexander lief, a gerontology specialist at Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital, who discusses his on-location study of the people living in the Andean village of Vilcabamba in Ecuador.

AGING: THE SEARCH FOR ETERNAL YOUTH
AGING: THE SEARCH FOR ETERNAL YOUTH

Aging / Gerontology  American Studies  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Dr. Robert Butler, a psychiatrist and specialist in gerontology, discusses the ways in which American society compartmentalizes people into age groups and discriminates aginst its senior citizens, who often face neglect, a lack of emotional and intellectual stimulation and economic hardship.

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THE STORYTELLER

Anthropology  Education  Children & Young Adult  Sociology 

This video, produced by the Zimmer Discovery Children’s Museum in Los Angeles, is designed for 4-10 year-olds and aims to promote the history and traditions of different cultures.

FAREWELL, BARBIANA!
FAREWELL, BARBIANA!

Education  Europe  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Children & Young Adult 

Tells the story of Don Lorenzo Milani, a Catholic priest sent in the Sixties to the small isolated village of Barbiana in Tuscany, where the children of the local peasants and farmer workers had been neglected by the state educational system.

PERSISTENT WOMEN ARTISTS
PERSISTENT WOMEN ARTISTS

Art History  African-American Studies  Asian-American Studies  American Studies  Cultural Studies  Women's Studies  Native American Studies  Sociology 

In this video, artist and art educator Betty LaDuke presents the lives and work of three American women artists of diverse heritages—Lois Mailou Jones, Mine Okubo, and Pablita Velarde.

THE ART OF RESISTANCE
THE ART OF RESISTANCE

Art History  Chicano Studies  Cultural Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies  Photography  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Surveys the contemporary Chicano art movement by tracing its development during the height of Chicano political activism in the late Sixties and Seventies, blending archival footage with interviews with the artists and samples of their work, including photographs, murals, graphics, films, paintings, and ephemeral art.

SEX IN A COLD CLIMATE
SEX IN A COLD CLIMATE

Women's Studies  Irish Studies  Sociology 

This historical documentary is a deeply disturbing portrait of Magdalene Asylums run by Catholic nuns in Ireland. For over a hundred years girls and young women were sent to live and work in the Magdalene Asylums’ Laundries after they’d had sexual or 'sinful' contact with men.

CZECH WOMEN: NOW WE ARE FREE
CZECH WOMEN: NOW WE ARE FREE

Women's Studies  Sociology  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

The peaceful "Velvet Revolution" of November 1989, which put an end to decades of communist rule in Czechoslovakia, has led to a remarkable transformation of people's day-to-day lives.

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THE OXCART

American Studies  Latino Studies  Literature  Sociology 

Based on a play by Puerto Rican playwright Rene marques, this video potrays the migration of a Puerto Rican family from the countryside to the San Juan ghetto and then to New York's Spanish Harlem.

GOOD FORTUNE
GOOD FORTUNE

American Studies  Asian Studies  Cultural Studies  Family Relations  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Examines the adoption of Chinese children by U.S. parents, profiling six diverse families who share their adoption stories, meeting a parent who worked inside an orphanage before ever planning to adopt, one who lived through China's Cultural Revolution, and another who has spent over twenty years researching adoption in China. It is a video about building families, as well as overcoming cultural myths and misunderstandings.

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SECRET HEBRON: THE SCHOOL RUN

Education  Islamic Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This video reveals the plight of young Palestinian children in the West Bank city of Hebron who regularly risk being attacked by Israeli soldiers as they try to go to school each morning.

CAUTION: SHOW DOGS
CAUTION: SHOW DOGS

American Studies  Performing Arts  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Caution: Show Dogs profiles four top breeders and their dogs, who share the years of knowledge and experience required to produce consistent champions, and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews at numerous dog shows reveal the excitement and exhilaration of the world of Show Dogs.

GRASS WAR!: PEASANT STRUGGLE IN BRAZIL
GRASS WAR!: PEASANT STRUGGLE IN BRAZIL

Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Directed by Women 

In 1959, some 800 families resisted efforts to remove them from their remote farms. One peasant leader, Jofre Correa Netto, became known as the “Fidel Castro of Brazil,” and became the target of an assassination attempt.

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WOMEN OF VIEQUES

Women's Studies  American Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Puerto Rican Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

This video shows the involvement of Puerto Rican women in the continuing protest movement against U.S. Navy use of the island of Vieques as a military training site.

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NO EASY WALK (series)

African Studies  Anthropology  Europe  Political Science  Sociology  World History 

This series chronicles the history of colonialism and the struggle for independence in three African countries - Ethiopia, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.

WHO BUILT AMERICA? (series)
WHO BUILT AMERICA? (series)

American Studies  American History  Labor Studies  Education  Women's Studies  World History  Sociology 

This ten-part series on nineteenth and twentieth-century American history uses period graphics and innovative computer animation to make history accessible and exciting for high school, college and adult education students.

TURNED OUT: SEXUAL ASSAULT BEHIND BARS
TURNED OUT: SEXUAL ASSAULT BEHIND BARS

Criminal & Law  American Studies  Human Sexuality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

This video is a shocking but insightful expose of the taboo subject of homosexual rape and homosexual relations in prison.

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SEEN BUT NOT HEARD

American Studies  Chicano Studies  Criminal & Law  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  New York City  Sociology  Terrorism Studies  Women's Studies  Immigration 

This video follows the lives of four Mexican women and their families whose undocumented husbands and partners, as workers at the World Trade Center, lost their lives in the tragic events of 9/11.

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