Sociology


GIMME GREEN
GIMME GREEN

Environmental Studies  American Studies  Health  Sociology  2008 

A social history of one of our most recognizable national symbols - the residential lawn. Humorous, but thought-provoking, Gimme Green considers the impact of this uniquely American obsession on the environment, our health, and our way of life.

FRONTRUNNERS
FRONTRUNNERS

Political Science  New York City  Education  American Studies  Sociology  Media Studies  2008  Directed by Women 

It's hard to run for office - even in high school. Frontrunners follows the recent elections at the ultra-competitive Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and explores how politics works at its most nascent level.

NEVER PERFECT
NEVER PERFECT

2008  Women's Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Media Studies  Health  Asian-American Studies  Asian Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  Directed by Women 

How are ideals of beauty influenced by race, history, and geopolitics? And how are these ideals reinforced in ethnic communities? With a rich selection of film clips and archival footage, Never Perfect examines the dramatic rise in popularity of cosmetic surgery among Asian-American women.

PROMISED PARADISE
PROMISED PARADISE

Cultural Studies  2007  Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Performing Arts  Media Studies  Islamic Studies  Asian Studies  Southeast Asian Studies 

How can one believe that terrorism leads to heaven? Banned by the Indonesian government, this provocative documentary examines the psychology of extremism in a country with the largest Muslim population in the world.

THE GREAT COMMUNIST BANK ROBBERY
THE GREAT COMMUNIST BANK ROBBERY

Sociology  Political Science  Media Studies  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Criminal & Law  Cinema Studies 

This striking documentary reveals the incredible story behind the greatest bank robbery that ever occurred in a Communist state - a tale of disillusionment, resistance, government propaganda, and Jewish life behind the iron curtain.

TEEN MOTHERS
TEEN MOTHERS

Women's Studies  Latin-American Studies  Human Sexuality  Family Relations  Sociology  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

A stark and honest look at the explosion of teen pregnancy in Brazil, this award-winning documentary follows four young girls, ages 13 to 15, through the course of their pregnancies and into the early days of motherhood.

GOLUB: LATE WORKS ARE THE CATASTROPHES
GOLUB: LATE WORKS ARE THE CATASTROPHES

Terrorism Studies  New York City  Kartemquin Films  Women's Studies  Sociology  Photography  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Jewish Studies  Criminal & Law  Art History  American Studies 

An acclaimed documentary on American artist Leon Golub, whose politically charged work calls attention to human rights violations and the abuse of power around the world.

PERIOD: THE END OF MENSTRUATION?
PERIOD: THE END OF MENSTRUATION?

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Health  Biology  Sociology  LGBTQ  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Seasonale. Depo-Provera. Lybrel. As pharmaceutical companies develop new drugs that allow women to stop their periods for months and years at a time, this film investigates the social, cultural and medical implications of this popular new trend.

THE HEALING GARDENS OF NEW YORK
THE HEALING GARDENS OF NEW YORK

Urban Studies  New York City  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Environmental Studies  Criminal & Law  African-American Studies  Directed by Women 

A wonderful film that illustrates the significance of gardens and green spaces in the face of ever growing urbanization and development.

THE ANGELMAKERS
THE ANGELMAKERS

Women's Studies  Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Aging / Gerontology  Eastern Europe  Death & Dying  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Directed by Women 

In a sleepy Hungarian village, after the First World War, a series of arsenic murders took place. Over 140 bodies were discovered. The victims, all men, were apparently killed by their wives.

THE GAY MARRIAGE THING
THE GAY MARRIAGE THING

LGBTQ  Human Sexuality  Family Relations  Sociology  Political Science  American Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary about the people embroiled in and affected by the same-sex marriage debate, deftly captures what gets lost in most news reports, the human emotions behind the headlines.

BURIED IN THE BACKYARD
BURIED IN THE BACKYARD

Psychology & Psychiatry  American Studies  Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Death & Dying  Directed by Women 

Since 9/11, American preoccupation with personal security has reached proportions not seen since the Cold War. In this film, we meet regular Americans preparing for the next terrorist attack.

IN THE WAKE OF THE ZACA
IN THE WAKE OF THE ZACA

American History  Sociology  American Studies 

Nine years in the making, this documentary film offers a riveting window into the past as seen through the eyes of this historic ship and the survivors of those who sailed on her.

SOUL OF THE SAMURAI
SOUL OF THE SAMURAI

Sociology  Asian Studies  Animation 

The time of the Samurai in ancient Japan was unique and violent; a life filled with tradition, honor, and legend. This is the story of their life and of a culture unfamiliar to most of the Western world.

LESSONS IN FEAR
LESSONS IN FEAR

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  Children & Young Adult 

Lessons in Fear compares the Israeli and Palestinian educational systems and looks at what young kids on both side are being taught.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: a time for courage
WOMEN OF COURAGE: a time for courage

World History  Women's Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Violet Milstead ferried powerful military aircraft, from single engine Spitfires to The Hurricane and Mosquito's. Denied the right to fly in the RCAF, Canadian pilot Milstead chose to volunteer for civilian service in Britainís Air Transport Auxiliary.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: showtime at the front
WOMEN OF COURAGE: showtime at the front

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of the army show entertainers who faced the hazards of war to give the boys “A taste of home”.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: rescue from sumatra
WOMEN OF COURAGE: rescue from sumatra

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

“One Woman Ordered – The Enemy Obeyed – 2000 Were Saved” – that’s how news reports at the end of The Second World War covered the remarkable story of Joan Bamford Fletcher.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: eyewitness to war
WOMEN OF COURAGE: eyewitness to war

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

For five years Gladys Arnold watched and wrote of a war she knew was coming, but others denied. In 1935 she was a reporter in France, sure of two things:Her objectivity and pacifism.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: nurses on the battlefield
WOMEN OF COURAGE: nurses on the battlefield

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

One operation every 15 minutes, 98 operation in less than 24 hours – These are gritty sometimes disturbing images of the reality of war.

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