Sociology


image coming soon
MY DINNER WITH ABBIE

American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Completed shortly after his April 1989 suicide, this provocative and comic NYC deli encounter between Sixties radical-emeritus Abbie Hoffman (on the eve of his 50th birthday) and actress/filmmaker Nancy Cohen shows the self-proclaimed "Jewish Road Warrior" at his feisty, outspoken and humorous best. He comments on politics and youth in the '60s, '70s and '80s, men and women, food and sex, life underground and in prison, fleeting fame, midlife crises and death.

image coming soon
RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (30MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety re- forms.

image coming soon
RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (49 MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety re- forms.

image coming soon
RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (72MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety reforms.

image coming soon
LOWRIDERS: THE REAL STORY

American Studies  Sociology 

'Lowriders,' car enthusiasts who spend thousands of dollars to customize their cars, explain their hobby and discuss media stereotype of lowriding as a gang-related activity, as well as racism and police harassment

MOVING MYTHS
MOVING MYTHS

Education  Irish Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

A provocative look at the Protestant and Catholic churches in Ireland, examining both the myths and realities of their legislative and educational influence on such issues as abortion, contraception, homosexuality, and women's rights.

image coming soon
LILY DALE: MESSAGES FROM THE SPIRIT SIDE OF LIFE

African-American Studies  American Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Urban Studies 

An offbeat documentary portrait of Lily Dale, New York, one of America's oldest spiritualist communities, where just about everyone is a psychic or a medium who claims to be able to communicate with the dead. The video includes interviews with several mediums in Lily Dale and shows them as they give private readings, perform public healings, and take part in outdoor services where they receive messages "from the spirit side of life."

image coming soon
ROAD OF NO RETURN: THE BANISHMENT OF MARIA DE LAS MERCEDES BARBUDO

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Short Films  Photography  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This short drama portrays the efforts of a young woman photographer to uncover the fragmentary and little-known history of an early nineteenth-century Puerto Rican feminist and political activist who was deported for her nationalist beliefs by the Spanish colonial government of the era.

RED SQUAD
RED SQUAD

Criminal & Law  American Studies  Latin-American Studies  New York City  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language  Pacific Street Films 

An investigative (but frequently humorous) documentary on the surveillance activities of the New York City Police Department's Bureau of Special Services, known as the Red Squad.

ANARCHISM IN AMERICA
ANARCHISM IN AMERICA

American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Pacific Street Films 

A colorful and provocative survey of anarchism in America which attempts to dispel popular misconceptions and to trace its historical development, both as a native American philosophy stemming from 19th century American traditions of individualism and as a foreign ideology brought to America by immigrants. It features rare archival footage of significant personalities and events in anarchist history.

image coming soon
KEEP THE CIRCLE STRONG

Spanish Language  Sociology  Native American Studies  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Anthropology 

Follows the five month journey of Mike Auger, a Cree Indian from northern Canada, who travels to Bolivia to live and work with the Aymara Indians. During his visit, Mike rediscovers his native cultural roots. This strengthening of his identity enables Mike to overcome a troubled, poverty-ridden youth fueled by self-denial.

image coming soon
HOW TO TRACE YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE

Native American Studies  Sociology 

This informative video will help you discover your Native American ancestry. It lists over five hundred federally recognized American Tribes, shows how and where to research the Dawes Rolls and Native American websites to assist your genealogical search, explains how to obtain your tribal membership and a CDIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card, and outlines benefits offered through official Native American Status.

image coming soon
TABLOID FRENZY

Media Studies  Sociology 

Public interest in the secrets and scandals of TV and movie stars fuels the billion dollar a year business of tabloid journalism, one with a weekly readership of over 20,000,000 for 'supermarket tabs' such as The National Enquirer, The Star, and The Globe. This documentary goes behind the scenes to chronicle the daily activities of the editors, writers, researchers and photographers at The Globe and other leading 'tabs,' in the process revealing their working methods and journalistic philosophy.

image coming soon
PULITZER AND WHAT HE PRIZED

American Studies  Media Studies  New York City  Sociology  Directed by Women 

This two-part documentary, using period graphics and photos, profiles the life and times of the legendary American newspaper publisher, Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), who revolutionized American journalism.

image coming soon
DREAMS ENSNARED: DOMINICAN MIGRATION TO NEW YORK

American Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  New York City  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This documentary examines the situation of Dominican immigration into New York City, detailing the economic pressures of unemployment and poverty in the Dominican Republic which have led to a rapidly growing Dominican community in New York, primarily in Brooklyn and the Washington Heights area of Upper Manhattan.

image coming soon
BURLEY: GROWING TOBACCO IN AMERICA

American Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Sociology 

Examines the plight of a Kentucky tobacco farmer and his family in the face of uncertain government price support programs and a growing national antismoking campaign.

image coming soon
BRASS VALLEY

American Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Sociology 

This video offers an in-depth historical examination of Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley brass industry, from its heyday to its present decline. From the mid-19th century to its peak during WWI, 'Brass Valley' produced more than half of America's brass goods, from buttons and belt buckles to auto parts, pistols and cannon shells.

image coming soon
THEY LIVE IN GUINEA

American Studies  Economics  Environmental Studies  Sociology 

This video tells the story of a hardworking, self-sufficient, fiercely independent community of fishermen and women working the waters of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay.

image coming soon
DOG DAYS

American Studies  Labor Studies  New York City  Sociology  Urban Studies  Directed by Women 

This video examines the world of New York City's hot-dog vendors, revealing their lifestyles, hopes and dreams, and the political struggle in which New York's Mayor Rudy Giuliani is attempting to restrict their access to the city's streets. It features interviews with a wide variety of vendors, and members of the city's Vendor Review Panel and Business Improvement District.

FREE VOICE OF LABOR: THE JEWISH ANARCHISTS
FREE VOICE OF LABOR: THE JEWISH ANARCHISTS

American Studies  Jewish Studies  Labor Studies  New York City  Sociology  Immigration  Pacific Street Films 

A dramatic portrait of immigrant life in the U.S. as seen through the eyes of the sweatshop workers who made up the Jewish anarchist movement.

1 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23