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EDUCATION INC
American public education is at a crossroads. For years now, public schools across the country have been struggling, desperately short on funds while facing extreme political pressure to improve student performance.

For advocates of public education, these struggles have been a major cause for concern. But for advocates of privatization, they’ve been a highly profitable business opportunity.

EDUCATION INC is a film about the accelerating movement to privatize America’s public schools. Filmmaker and parent Brian Malone travels to public school districts across the country to see for himself what the privatization movement is all about, and to determine what it would mean for his own kids if we abandoned our public school system.

Weaving striking footage from school protests and raucous school board meetings with commentary from some of the best-known educators in the country, Malone shows how private investors, large education corporations, and other for-profit interests have been quietly and systematically privatizing America's public education system under the banner of "school choice." Along the way, he clarifies the key issues at stake, and makes a powerful case for why public education matters.

The result is a powerful and deeply personal look at a pivotal moment in the history of American education. 
#16203/0685   60 minutes 2015  $399.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

At THE LAND adventure playground slides and swings are replaced with old tires, hammer and nails. Here, children are enabled to create worlds of their very own.

THE LAND is a documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in an "adventure" playground. At THE LAND children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own.

REVIEWS

"The intimacy of this film reaches people on a gut level, showing the power of children's play on its own terms."
Morgan Leichter Saxby, Play Advocate & Founder of Pop Up Adventure Play

"A stunning piece of work... A great conversation starter."
David Plotz, Slate Political Gabfest

In half an hour this film will change everything you think you believe. By you, I mean kids, parents, teachers, city managers, humans. It doesn't have any overt agenda or philosophizing about overprotective parenting, or a coddled generation. Nonetheless in scene after natural scene the truth becomes obvious: With a little bit of creativity, empathy and guidance, children can be freed to experience a much more fun, adventurous and fulfilling childhood. Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic 
#16197/1416   24 minutes 2015  $229.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

What is it like to be transgender and transition to a different sex? PAUL WEARS DRESSES follows follows the struggles of Stefonknee Wolscht, a transgender woman trying to rebuild her life.

Losing her home and her family, Stefonknee gives a firsthand account of the many challenges transgender people face.

Stefenknee Wolscht was the quintessential working man. He was a married father of 7, an upstanding member of the Catholic Church and a successful car mechanic.

In his 40’s Stefonknee risked everything to transition from male to female.

In this intimate documentary, learn about her journey, how it shaped her and what she hopes her tomorrow will look like. Follow her journey that has been liberating, challenging and at times filled with
deep pain.

We'll learn what it's like to grow up in the wrong gender and eventually transition from one sex to another.

Not only educational but entertaining and inspirational ...

The decision to transition from one gender to another is a life changing one not just for the transgender person but for their family and friends.

This program takes a powerful look at this new generation, exploring the medical possibilities, struggles and choices transgender teens, adults and their families face today.
 
#16196/2003   25 minutes 2015  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


A documentary designed to record, share and celebrate the personal stories of transgender women and men and their stories of struggle, of courage and of triumph. Though they vary in age, ethnicity and socioeconomic backgrounds, each person has fought to cast off the gender assigned to them at birth and embrace their
true selves.

This program covers what it's like to grow up in the wrong gender and eventually transition. The decision to transition from one gender to another is a life changing one not just for the transgender person but for their family and friends.

Male or female, boy or girl? Most of us can answer that question without a second thought, but for some people, the answer isn't so simple. This documentary takes us firsthand into the lives of seven people who are transgender, revealing their struggles and life changing transitions.

Takes a powerful look at this new generation, exploring the medical possibilities, struggles and choices transgender teens, adults and their families face today.

Encouraging classroom discussion, this program helps students to think of the differences in each of us in a positive way, breaking stereotypes, learning acceptance, challenging prejudice and increasing visibility for the transgender community.
 
#16193/2003   47 minutes 2015  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

This program presents closely analyzed examples that show how sexism and antisexism may be contained in language used in song lyrics, everyday conversation, newspaper reports, written conventions, and satire. 
#16192/0405   20 minutes 1982  $139.95 
    

Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (2006), noted scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has been helping people discover long-lost relatives hidden for generations within the branches of their family trees. Now, in the second season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Professor Gates continues that journey, utilizing a team of genealogists to reconstruct the paper trail left behind by our ancestors and the world’s leading geneticists to decode our DNA and help us travel thousands of years into the past to discover the origins of our earliest forebears.

Each of the 10 episodes highlights celebrity guests, as Gates guides them through layers of ancestral history, uncovering secrets and surprises of their family trees and sharing life-altering discoveries. DISC 1 - episode 1: STEPHEN KING GLORIA REUBEN COURTNEY B. VANCE; episode 2: DEREK JETER BILLIE JEAN KING REBECCA LOBO; episode 3: KEN BURNS ANDERSON COOPER ANNA DEAVERE SMITH; episode 4: BEN AFFLECK KHANDI ALEXANDER BENJAMIN JEALOUS. DISC 2 - episode 5: TOM COLICCHIO AARÓN SÁNCHEZ MING TSAI; episode 6:ANGELA BASSETT VALERIE JARRETT NAS; episode 7:ALAN DERSHOWITZ CAROLE KING TONY KUSHNER. DISC 3 - episode 8: DEEPAK CHOPRASALLY FIELDSTING; episode 9: TINA FEY DAVID SEDARIS GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS; episode 10: JESSICA ALBA GOV. DEVAL PATRICK and more. 
#16191/1725   540 minutes 2014  $129.95 *CC 
    

GIRLS AND SEX author Peggy Orenstein interviewed more than 70 young women, many of whom equated sexiness with empowerment. *Closed Captioned 
#16188/0635   9 minutes 2016  $69.95 *CC 
    

Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health crises facing us today. This powerful documentary illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.

There are now over five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. Because of the growing number of aging baby boomers, and the fact that the onset of Alzheimer’s is primarily age-related, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to rise by 55% by 2030, and by 2050 the Alzheimer’s Association estimates the total number could explode to nearly 14 million.

This "tsunami" of Alzheimer’s will not only be a profound human tragedy, but an overwhelming economic one as well. Due to the length of time people live with the illness and need care, it’s the most expensive medical condition Future costs for Alzheimer’s threaten to bankrupt Medicare, Medicaid, and the life savings of millions of Americans. It is estimated that if the number of patients triples as projected in the years ahead, the costs to care for them will exceed $1.1 trillion.

With power and passion, Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts weaves together expert commentary with compelling personal stories filmed around the country that represent previews of the future happening today.

The one-hour documentary will be accompanied by community engagement, education, and social media initiatives that will extend its reach and impact far beyond broadcast – to educate the public about the crisis as well as provide on-the-ground support to help those who already have Alzheimer’s. 
#16184/1725   60 minutes 2017  $99.95 *CC 
    


The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing - from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey - with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes - is called child development theory. Theories in child development have changed the way that parents raise their children and the way teachers teach those children.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT THEORISTS is an entertaining and enlightening view of fifteen major child development theorists, including: * Sigmund Freud; Maria Montessori; Arnold Gesell; Lev Vygotsky; Jean Piaget; Rudolf Dreikurs; Erik Erikson; Abraham Maslow; John Bowlby; B.F. Skinner; Benjamin Spock; Lawrence Kohlberg; T. Berry Brazelton; Diana Baumrind; and, Howard Gardner.

*Closed Captioned
 
#16183/1290   20 minutes 2016  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Exposure to trauma due to abuse or violence can increase risk for aggressive behavior in relationships. Intimate partner violence is more likely when an individual is suffering with trauma-related problems such as PTSD, as is sometimes the case in families with members who served in military combat positions.

Empirically validated, trauma-informed therapeutic interventions are essential to addressing such violence. These interventions help clients recognize a need to take responsibility for their abusive behavior and to develop effective conflict resolution skills.

In this video, Dr. Casey Taft demonstrates this approach by helping a group of four men acknowledge intimate partner violence in their lives and take necessary steps towards remaining nonviolent.

*Closed Captioned 
#16179/0157   100 minutes 2016  $129.95 *CC 
    


"Fierce and unsettling . . . A short, sharp, shock of a film." The Guardian U.S.

"Searching and unexpectedly optimistic. The intimate people-centric approach makes for a more emotional experience than your average state-of-the-economy doc."
Time Out

"An excellent and timely documentary that shows how the behavior of the rich is out of control. Jaw-dropping stuff." London Evening Standard

"Extraordinarily timely, emotionally shattering, and formidable. This documentary will be analyzed to bits and viewed as a valuable testimonial in decades to come."
Picturehouse Blog

THE DIVIDE takes a deeply personal look at wealth inequality, telling the story of seven individuals striving for a better life in the modern day U.S. and U.K. - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. There's Wall Street psychologist Alden, who wants to make it to the top 1%; KFC worker Leah from Virginia, who just wants to make it through the day; and Jen in Sacramento, California, who doesn’t talk to her neighbors in her upscale gated community because they’ve made it clear she isn’t "their kind".

Weaving these stories and others with stunning footage and commentary from experts like Noam Chomsky, THE DIVIDE shows how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor. The film is inspired by the critically acclaimed, best-selling book The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.

*** SPECIAL PRICE FOR SCHOOLS, SCHOOL BOARDS and NON-PROFIT
 
#16176/0685   78 minutes 2016  $399.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


"Thanks to Sut Jhally's powerful last interview, Stuart Hall continues to instruct, illuminate, and inspire. His call for a conjunctural analysis of this moment, placing race and crime at the center, is not only prescient, but, given recent developments, absolutely necessary to our political survival."
Angela Y. Davis | Distinguished Professor Emerita,
University of California - Santa Cruz

In this interview conducted shortly before his death in 2014, Stuart Hall, one of the seminal figures in cultural studies, talks about his classic work Policing the Crisis, describes the political, symbolic, and material concerns that animated cultural studies in the 1970s, and offers a critical assessment of the field today. He then turns his attention to the always shifting terrain of race and identity in the United States and Britain, offering fascinating cultural and political insights into the presidency of Barack Obama and the 2012 Olympics in London. While Hall was physically ill for much of his later life, this final interview provides powerful testimony that his formidable intellect, sense of humor, and willingness to engage with the gritty realities of politics and power never deserted him.

An absolutely essential resource for anyone interested in cultural studies.
 
#16175/0685   56 minutes 2016  $399.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Filmmaker Daphne Valerius's award-winning documentary THE SOULS OF BLACK GIRLS explores how media images of beauty undercut the self-esteem of African-American women. Valerius surveys the dominant white, light-skinned, and thin ideals of beauty that circulate in the culture, from fashion magazines to film and music video, and talks with African-American girls and women about how these images affect the way they see themselves. The film also features powerful commentary from rapper and activist Chuck D, actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill, cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis, and others.

THE SOULS OF BLACK GIRLS has screened at hundreds of universities and organizations around the country, and earned Valerius the Rising Female Filmmaker Award at the Harlem Int'l Film Festival. In 2015, it aired on ASPIRE TV in association with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, earning Valerius a trip to the White House as an invited guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.

*** A SPECIAL PRICE is available for non-College Non-University customers ***

Featuring Interviews With:
Darlise Blount, Producer
Chuck D, Rapper/Political Activist
Michaela Angela Davis, Cultural Critic
Dr. Lez Edmond, African-American Historian
Pamela Edwards, ESSENCE
C’Nay Hines, BET
Gwen Ifill, PBS Washington Week
Juanita Jennings, Actress
Regina King, Actress
Katie Magrane, Youth Advocate
Amelia Marshall, Actress
Kadija Minah, Producer
Kenyetta Smith, Screenwriter
Jada Pinkett Smith, Actress
 
#16173/0685   52 minutes 2008  $389.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Across the Islamic world, hundreds of women are shot, stabbed, strangled or burned to death each year by their male relatives, because they are thought to have dishonored their families by engaging in unacceptable relationships. Filmed in Jordan and on the West Bank, CRIMES OF HONOUR documents the terrible reality of femicide - the killing of sisters or daughters suspected of losing their virginity, for having refused an arranged marriage or having left a husband. Even if a woman is raped, abused, or is the victim of gossip, she may pay the terrible price.

Rania Arafat fled from her home after falling in love with a man her family did not approve of. Afraid of violence, she lived in hiding. Eventually, after promises of forgiveness and a new beginning, believing in the words of her mother and father, Rania agreed to return - though only after meeting at a police station, where one of her brothers signed a document promising not to harm her. But instead of a joyous reunion, Rania was murdered, shot in the head by another brother while on the way home. She was still a virgin.

CRIMES OF HONOUR tells the stories of women like Rania, hiding from their families, fearing for their lives, as well as the men who commit femicide. One such man, interviewed in prison, discusses his reasons for murdering his sister.

Femicide, although having no basis in Islamic teachings, is on the rise in some countries. CRIMES OF HONOUR delves into class and religious issues that infuse the debate, as well as the possible origins of femicide.

But some women are fighting for change. CRIMES OF HONOUR profiles three women committed to human rights, who attempt to provide protection and assistance to those in danger. Rana Husseini, an award winning reporter for the Jordan Times, investigates the crimes, documents and reports on the stories of terrified young women. Jordanian Human Rights Lawyer Asma Khader fights in the courts to protect threatened women, and for longer prison sentences for those guilty of femicide (Judges often hand down sentences as short as a year). And, Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kervorkian founded the Women's Work Center for Legal Aid and Counseling in the West Bank. Here she provides aid and counseling to frightened women with no place to turn.

This wrenching new film captures the horrific tragedy of this practice, personal reactions to it, and examines the wider societal response. From the courthouses to the jails to the hiding places of terrified young women, the film puts before the viewer the horrific facts, and the accounts of three women fighting to end CRIMES OF HONOUR.

"Serious and memorable... A well researched documentary. The stories recorded are chilling." - Feminist Collections Quarterly

"Shelley Saywell takes her piercing vision to Jordan and Israel's West Bank for a harrowing perspective on how many women have no rights and no protection." - Toronto Star

"A powerful exploration of crimes in the name of Islamic family honor that reveals the destructive cultural undertow of a segment of the lower socio-economic classes in Jordan and the West Bank.... This stirring cultural snapshot on the eve of change is highly recommended as it will promote discussion in a variety of areas associated with Women's Studies and Cultural Studies, as well as Anthropology and Sociology." - Educational Media Reviews Online

"A scorcher... a heartscalding expose of blithe murder." Critical List

2000 National Women's Studies Association Film Festival
1999 Middle Eastern Studies Association FilmFest
 
#16172/0899   44 minutes 1999  $349.95 *CC 
    


When transitioning out of incarceration, individuals face many barriers to a successful reentry. This video series guides individuals through the essential steps they’ll need to take to overcome challenges and pursue long-term success and fulfillment after their incarceration. Through a positive, encouraging approach, the program motivates individuals to become self-sufficient and make the right decisions to put themselves on track to a successful reentry. Viewers gain valuable tip sand insight from experienced professionals working in reentry programs. The video series also features formerly incarcerated individuals who describe their reentry experiences in candid, honest interviews that will resonate with viewers. Each program is approximately 25 minutes and is sub-titled in English.

RECONNECTING WITH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
This program helps viewers:
*Understand the importance and advantages of reconnecting with family and others who may be positive influences.
*Prepare for the difficulties they may encounter when re-establishing relationships.
*Identify situations where it may be detrimental to reconnect with people from their past.
*Discover community-based organizations or programs that can support their reentry goals.

MEETING YOUR BASIC NEEDS
This program helps viewers:
*Prepare for the barriers they may face transitioning back to society, particularly in the first few weeks or months of their release.
*Identify people, resources, and programs who can help them obtain their fundamental needs.
*Recognize situations where staying with family or others can be detrimental to their reentry success.
*Understand how to work toward short and long-term solutions to their fundamental needs.
*Avoid common pitfalls that formerly incarcerated individuals often experience after release.
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MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES
This program helps viewers:
*Understand the importance of managing their physical and mental health.
*Identify resources and programs that help formerly incarcerated individuals monitor and improve their health.
*Discover techniques for dealing effectively with substance abuse and addiction.
*Learn about healthy coping methods for dealing with stress.
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FINDING EMPLOYMENT
This program helps viewers:
*Learn the most effective techniques for finding job leads and securing job offers.
*Discover best practices for completing job applications and creating resumes and cover letters.
*Understand how to present themselves professionally in interviews.
*Know when and how to appropriately address their incarceration with employers.

SUCCEEDING ON THE JOB
This program helps viewers:
*Identify essential skills and personality traits required for retaining employment and career advancement.
*Understand employers’ expectations.
*Learn about behaviors and attitudes that can be detrimental to their job security and reputation.
*Discover ways to work toward achieving better jobs and long-term career success.
*Recognize the advantages of pursuing additional education or training
 
#16170/1015  2016  $729.95 *CC 
    


Is sugar the new tobacco?

SUGAR COATED examines the various public relations tactics that the food industry has employed over the years to beat back accelerating concerns about the toxicity of sugar. Its starting point is a secret PR campaign the industry devised in the 1970s to deflect attention away from developing health concerns about sugar. It then traces how in the years since the industry has honed its PR tactics to counter mounting scientific evidence about the dangers of sugar. In the end, SUGAR COATED leaves us with two crucial questions: Will the PR specialists of the multibillion-dollar food industry continue their amazing run of success and allow Big Sugar to keep sweetening the world’s food supply? Or will today's heightened level of public awareness about the relationship between sugar consumption and skyrocketing rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and fatty liver disease in children prove to be too much for industry spin to handle -- ultimately forcing the same kind of reckoning we saw with Big Tobacco? Featuring Dr. Bob Lustig, Gary Taubes, Cristin Kearns, and Dr. Yoni Freedhoff.

DVD includes the 91-minute feature length documentary, as well as a 60-minute abridged version shortened for use in the classroom. Includes English sub-titles.

(*Special price for K-12 schools and non-profit $99.95 - Public Libraries $49.95)
 
#16168/2153  2015  $199.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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CHANGE OF MIND (A): A Documentary on the Societal Impact of Brain Injury

"I watched the documentary last night and it is wonderful! Thank you for making this video and shedding light on such an important topic."
Holly Craig Probation Officer.

"A CHANGE OF MIND is a captivating and impeccably crafted look into the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on individuals, families and society. Filmmaker Hilary Pryor takes you on a revelatory journey, beautifully weaving together the tapestry of science, the pathos of loss and the inspiration of unyielding courage. Working in the field of Brain Injury, I have never seen a more important film on the subject."
Shelley Morris, Chief Executive Officer, The Cridge Centre for the Family

A CHANGE OF MIND provides education and awareness in such a way that viewers could not only see, but feel the challenges faced by a survivor of brain injury. The film brought to the forefront horrific statistics on homelessness, prisons, substance abuse, and suicide. However, the film also painted a picture of limitless possibilities for survivors to redesign their lives so they once again feel whole and contributing in society.

Derrick’s story of a car crash, as well as the story of Nash, who suffered a brain injury as a result of a near drowning, demonstrated how survivors can turn their life around when supports are put into place without time limits or restrictions. Both of these men have come through the darkest side of loss, substance abuse, violence, and prison to a new life of healthy relationships, employment, and contributing to society in meaningful ways. They are proof that we should never give up on anyone and that anything is possible with love and support.

Here are some of the important stats presented to the board and that appear in the documentary:
*Nearly 50 % of the homeless have suffered a brain injury
* Over 70% off those 50% became homeless AFTER their brain injury
* 80% of those incarcerated have suffered a brain injury
* Nearly 60% of the 80% suffered their first brain injury as a child
* Suicide risk increases by 400% after brain injury
* 90% of marriages/intimate relationships end after brain injury
* After sustaining a brain injury the risk of suffering a second brain injury is 4 times likely

PRICING
Individual Schools, Public Libraries and Non-Profit Organizations $99.95
Colleges, Universities and School Boards $279.95
*Closed Captioned
 
#16161/1335   54 minutes 2016  $279.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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KELSO'S CHOICE FOR FAMILIES
The KELSO'S CHOICE FOR FAMILIES brings the award-winning Kelso's Choice conflict management methodology to homes. The kit is intended to be used among families who want to teach their child conflict management, or to reinforce Kelso's Choice lessons that are already being taught in their child's school or after school program. Great for homeschoolers or homeschool co-ops. Also great for children with learning disabilities, as well as children on the Autism Spectrum.

ITEMS IN THIS KIT INCLUDE:
* WORKBOOK (includes lessons, crafts, activities, resources, printables)
* DVD - short DVD with vignettes of real children solving common problems using Kelso’s Choices
* REWARD CHART
* POSTERS (2)

Kelso has created a conflict management kit – just for families! With activities catered specifically to at-home learning and a price point that won’t break the bank, this kit will help your family spend less time resolving conflict, and more time enjoying each others company!

This family kit will help keep your home conflict-free with a simple peacekeeping methodology known as Kelso’s Choice! Kelso’s Choice is particularly useful amongst siblings and is also very effective with children that have learning disabilities. Intended for children ages 5 and up, Kelso the Frog teaches kiddos how to solve small problems using his nine problem-solving "choices".

What You’ll Learn:
First, your family will learn the difference between a small "kid-sized" problem that is safe for your child to try to resolve on their own, and a BIG problem that must always be taken to a trusted adult. Then, your family will learn nine distinct choices that your child can use to solve whatever small problem they encounter. The choices are illustrated in a wheel with Kelso the Frog clearly displaying each choice, so even if your child cannot yet read, they will still be able to understand each choice.

After learning these basic, foundational lessons, there are all sorts of games, resources, crafts, and activities that will help your child solidify their knowledge, and make using Kelso’s Choice fun, fun, FUN!

By using Kelso’s Choice your child will feel empowered to turn their small problems into positive experiences! And you can rest assured that they will know what types of problems are safe for them to solve, and which need to be handled by a trusted adult!

A little history:
Kelso’s Choice was created over 20 years ago by two elementary school counselors (also mothers!) who wanted a kid-friendly tool that youngsters could easily understand and use to solve problems on their own. This simple to understand, and fun tool has now been used worldwide, has won several awards (including the “Award for Top Homeschool Curriculum by Homeschool.com) and is recommended by parents, educators, doctors and more!

Keep the peace so you can enjoy every minute with your family!

ALL CHILDREN ARE SMART ENOUGH AND STRONG ENOUGH TO SOLVE THEIR SMALL PROBLEMS USING KELSO’S CHOICES!
 
#16154/0433   10 minutes 2015  $89.95  Grades K to 5 *Streaming available 
    


Follow eleven college students as they undergo the nation's most rigorous training to answer calls on a suicide hotline.

Since the early 70's, Headquarters in Lawrence, KS, has been at the forefront of volunteer crisis counseling. With a uniquely rigorous training program, HQ volunteers undergo several weeks of study and guided role-play in preparation to deal with callers who are in crisis - often on the edge of self-destruction.

THE LISTENERS follows eleven carefully-selected volunteers who undergo this training, which demands more of them psychologically than they ever expected, a personal sacrifice that also encourages personal growth, and prepares them to be courageous and empathetic in a way that years of collective experience have proven effective. Learning how to listen with empathy and without judging proves harder and more taxing than the volunteers imagined, and mastering the skills necessary to save lives becomes a quest that will change their own forever.
 
#16152/1065   65 minutes 2016  $189.95 *CC 
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MOTHER TERESA: Saint of Darkness

Recently published personal letters and notes reveal Mother Teresa's profound spiritual crisis and shake the image of the pious nun to its foundations. In this film, intimate confessions show the moral icon of the 20th century in a different light. The woman who achieved worldwide recognition for her life among the beggars and dying in the slums of Calcutta often felt lonely and empty inside. Learn about her life story, unsettling and provocative in equal measure.
 
#16149/0635   51 minutes 2015  $189.95 *CC 
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LOVE AT FIRST SWIPE
This program delves into the dating phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. 21st century living is fast and furious and there is little time for cherished moments of tranquility. So in an age of deadlines and bold headlines, how does anyone have the time to find love? The answer: speedy location-based mobile dating apps that cut to the chase of sexual attraction. In this observational documentary, we explore the world of online dating apps with jaw-dropping stories that capture the funny, heartwarming and often dangerous moments that make up the modern dating world. Prepare to be immersed in an online world of deviancy, devotion, deception, heartbreak and outright sexual brazenness. 
#16148/0635   47 minutes 2015  $189.95 *CC 
    

Oftentimes people in recovery are trying to be the best parent possible, without the benefit of strong family support or role models. This program offers advice and tools from educators, counselors, and parents who have unique perspectives because they too have struggled with the same parenting challenges.

Topics include:
*Discovering your parenting style
*Exploring stages of child development
*Setting boundaries
*Learning the roles of mother, father, and caregiver
*Parenting while navigating through trauma
*Teaching better behavior through motivational strategies

Ideal for a variety of settings including treatment centers, mental health centers, and correctional facilities, this video series can help those in early recovery overcome some of the basic challenges of recovery and increase their chances of living a healthy life. 
#16143/0795   40 minutes 2016  $269.95 *CC 
    

Anyone can experience violence, abuse or unhealthy behaviors in their relationships. A relationship may be serious or casual, monogamous or not, short-term or long-term. Some of the forms of abuse in relationships can include physical abuse, verbal or emotional abuse or sexual abuse. This program believes that everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. It talks with victims of abuse, willing to tell their story, hoping it may save others from falling victim to this violent behavior. 
#16136/2003   21 minutes 2013  $99.95 *Streaming available 
    

Understanding and practicing the skills needed for daily living are tremendously important, especially in today's economic climate. This new LIVING SKILLS series is divided into two unique components: Personal Growth and Practical Guidance.

PERSONAL GROWTH covers the internal skills needed to be a positive member of a community. Topics include:
*Making decisions
*Refusal skills
*Interpersonal skills
*Values and responsibilities
*Setting and attaining goals
*Parenting and child development

PRACTICAL GUIDANCE provides information on the day-to-day external skills needed to live a healthy life. Topics include:
*Hygiene and self-care
*Sexual health
*Looking for work
*Education
*Managing money
*Securing housing

Each of the two components consists of two DVDs and a CD-ROM. Each topic includes a four-session Facilitator Guide, reproducible client handouts and workbook. Videos show each skill in action. Ideal for treatment, mental health, criminal justice and a wide variety of other settings, this program provides all the tools necessary to help clients live healthy, fulfilling lives.
 
#16135/0795  2016  $799.95 *CC 
    

An Interview with Edmund Metatawabin, Cree leader, author and sustainability expert who has radical lessons for anyone trying to quit an oppressive, wage-based way of life, and for an industrial society that is struggling to become sustainable. Covers an enormous range of subjects, providing alternative views of work, the economy, the nature of community, land ownership, and a community's long-term values and its sense of time. Metatawabin also gives a candid and horrifying account of his time in residential school, where he and so many others experienced cruelty and life-altering abuse. *Closed Captioned

Cree Season Changes (03:42)
Metatawabin describes how his tribe transitions from winter to spring, including geese hunting activities.

Maintaining Tribal Resources (03:25)
Metatawabin explains that each clan governs a specific territory in Northern Ontario; tribal law maintains water quality of the Kistachowan Sipi—renamed the Fort Albany River in English.

First Nations Migrations (02:38)
Metatawabin's clan stories date back to the Ice Age. He explains that they followed fresh water movement along James Bay until settling 200 miles south.

First Nations Economic Policy (03:29)
Metatawabin explains how clans respected territory boundaries, intermingled socially, and exchanged resources. Sharing food was an investment for community health and survival.

Cree Summer Activities (02:10)
Metatawabin describes strategies for sharing the spring geese hunt among North Ontario clans. Socializing is an important part of harvesting fish.

Cree Fall Migration Strategy (01:47)
Metatawabin describes how clans returned to upriver winter dwellings in increments so that those traveling farthest were supported along their journey.

Faith in the Land (04:05)
Metatawabin explains his tribal philosophy of trusting individual resourcefulness, avoiding fear of misfortune, and accepting fate. Harvesting just enough food is a concept lost to Westerners.

Cree Home Design (04:16)
Metatawabin describes his clan shelters; including caribou hide tents and mud houses. The fire was always kept burning in winter and families built a new dwelling each year.

Cree Work Concept (01:48)
Metatawabin explains that labor is an inevitable yet enjoyable social activity in his tribe.

Cree Spirituality (03:56)
Metatawabin explains the importance of laughter, singing and dancing to tribal well-being. Each age group relates to a different legendary figure; prayers and stories are interconnected.

Communicating with Spirits (05:43)
Metatawabin describes messages from entities representing plants and animals during Cree ceremonies, including instructions for maintaining clan health.

First Nation Place Relationships (01:21)
Metatawabin explains how Cree legends confirm tribal connection to geographical locations, such as the Ghost River where a battle occurred.

Cree Origin Myth (07:30)
Metatawabin tells the story of Nest Island, in which the Great Spider lowers a banished couple to the Lower World. The bear teaches them to survive.

Cree Kinship Structure (01:46)
Metatawabin discusses how tribal legends set an example for younger generations who are motivated to make their elders proud.

Tribal Marriage System (03:27)
Metatawabin outlines Cree rules for educating younger generations on survival skills. Men wait until 30 and women until 20 to start a family; love partnerships are known as sacred fires.

Integrated Tribal Education (02:17)
Metatawabin explains how multiple generations participate in raising children in the Cree culture.

Cree Longevity (07:02)
Metatawabin explains how elderly tribal members are cared for in exchange for wisdom. They stay in the family home, rather than being placed in a separate setting as in Western society.

Living on the Land (06:30)
Metatawabin reflects on differences between urban and rural lifestyles in terms of time and stress. In the Cree culture, work revolves around food harvests and basic existence rather than artificial deadlines.

Entering Residential School (03:19)
Metatawabin's father delayed his enrollment as long as possible. He recalls entering the abusive institution at age eight, where he stayed until he was 16.

Residential School Abuse (04:12)
Metatawabin describes physical and psychological punishments that undermined his tribal upbringing. The “education” system cost many First Nations children their self-confidence and put them at a disadvantage in white society.

Residential School Sexual Predators (06:17)
Metatawabin describes abuses suffered by First Nations children at the hands of pedophile priests and nuns. A friend of his was impregnated and forced to abort; she never recovered from losing her baby.

Perpetuating Abuse (02:25)
Four generations of First Nations children suffered in the residential school system. Metatawabin explains why the sexual abuse cycle continues in tribal communities.

Healing from Abuse (05:49)
Tribal spiritual practices and elder wisdom have helped Metatawabin's clan recover from residential school traumas and begin the cultural reestablishment process.

Modern Sustainability Challenges (03:40)
Metatawabin contrasts greed and resource exploitation in the capitalist system from preserving the natural world for future generations in traditional indigenous culture.

Living for Unborn Generations (02:36)
Metatawabin shares his inherently sustainable tribal philosophy of environmental stewardship.
 
#16134/0635   98 minutes 2013  $189.95 *CC 
    


"I am Johnna Janis and 'Invisible Scars' is based on my life as a survivor of child sexual abuse. Many years ago someone shared their personal story of abuse, and urged me to begin focusing on healing from my past. Years later, this gave me strength and courage to begin my own healing journey." Johnna Janis, Filmmaker

Although she projects strength and confidence, Johnna reveals the life-long struggles she has faced from the events that have haunted her since childhood. With the help of experts and leaders in the fight against CSA, she comes to understand how her emotional trauma has negatively impacted her self-image, her inter-personal relationships, and nearly all significant decisions in her life. Armed with this awareness, she explores tools and resources which are available to help CSA victims overcome the debilitating effects of their childhood experiences.

Every child deserves to be loved, and the opportunity to lead a happy and healthy life. Unfortunately, statistics show that childhood sexual abuse is rampant in our society: one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. There are currently somewhere around 40 million adult survivors of CSA; the odds are we all know someone who was targeted.

Those children who are victimized carry 'invisible scars' throughout their adult lives. Child sexual abuse is difficult for people to talk about, causing fear, shame, and anxiety, all of which promote silence. Predators rely on that silence to remain undetected and perpetrate their abuse, while imposing a lifetime of suffering on their innocent victims. The first step in the fight against CSA is to raise awareness of the devastating traumatic impact on its victims - to shatter the silence that protects the perpetrators. Invisible Scars opens that dialogue.

*Closed Captioned

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#16133/0645   86 minutes 2015  $339.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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"A tender, intimate and unmissable look into the personal lives of families who are needlessly politicized." Benjamin Law, Author

Kids being raised by same-sex couples are growing in numbers worldwide. We are in a Gayby-Boom. But who are these kids? What do they think about having same-sex parents? And do they face different issues to other kids? At a time when the world is debating marriage equality, these questions are more pertinent than ever. Told from the perspective of the kids, Gayby Baby is intimate and sometimes humorous account of four children and their families.
 
#16131/1047   85 minutes 2015  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


"A tender, intimate and unmissable look into the personal lives of families who are needlessly politicized." Benjamin Law, Author

Kids being raised by same-sex couples are growing in numbers worldwide. We are in a Gayby-Boom. But who are these kids? What do they think about having same-sex parents? And do they face different issues to other kids? At a time when the world is debating marriage equality, these questions are more pertinent than ever. Told from the perspective of the kids, Gayby Baby is intimate and sometimes humorous account of four children and their families.
 
#16130/1047   85 minutes 2015  $349.95 *Streaming available 
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This film introduces the Dunedin Longitudinal Study and examines myths and facts surrounding long-term effects of childhood. It reveals that some of what happens in early life has no lasting psychological affects (thumb sucking, bedwetting), while other behaviors are significant indicators for adult health, wealth, and happiness. See examples of the five personality types, how they compare to the population, and what their lives are like. *Closed Captioned 
#16128/0635   45 minutes 2015  $189.95 *CC 
    

Many people confuse the concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity. Gender identity is the term describing your sense of your gender expression - do you identify as male or female or both or neither? Matt and Denise are F to M and M to F persons who are transgendered. They give insight into their transitions and their lives. Cailynn and Chris use "gender queer" and "agendered" to describe themselves. Where do you fit on the gender continuum? 
#16126/0635   30 minutes 2015  $189.95 *CC 
    


Engage young parents with these short, age- and topic-based videos! The PARENTING BASICS library increases engagement and retention by providing essential information in just 10 to 12 minutes. Written with a focus on health-literacy and featuring real families that reflect the clients you teach, these programs show young parents how to make healthy choices for themselves and their children.
*Provides just the information parents need, when they need it.
*Clear and Actionable - Uses simple language to give practical, "how-to" information.
*Current - Includes a modern style and today's families to hold viewer's attention.

*** BUILD YOUR VIDEO LIBRARY BY TOPIC OR BY AGE OR CHOOSE YOUR OWN MIX!!! OR GET ALL 12 DVDS IN THE SERIES!!!

1. NUTRITION: Birth to 6 Months - Breastfeeding basics, Safe bottle feeding, Solids readiness
2. NUTRITION: 7 to 12 Months - Introducing solid foods and first foods, Safe self-feeding
3. HEALTH AND SAFETY: Birth to 6 Months - Well-baby visits, Signs of illness, Keeping Baby safe
4. HEALTH AND SAFETY: 7 to 12 Months - Keeping baby healthy, Child-proofing tips, Avoiding accidents outside the home
5. EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: Birth to 6 Months - Helping baby feel loved, Staying calm, Comforting a crying baby
6. EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: 7 to 12 Months - Why is feeling loved good for my baby? Normal developmental beahavior, Using Positive Discipline.
7. PLAY AND MILESTONES: Birth to 6 Months - Importance of play, Milestones, How to play with baby
8. PLAY AND MILESTONES: 7 to 12 Months - Importance of play, Milestones, How to play with baby
9. SELF-CARE FOR MOMS: Birth to 6 Months - Importance of self-care, Postpartum emotions, Healthy relationships
10. SELF-CARE FOR MOMS: 7 to 12 Months - Self-care tips, Reducing stress, Why is healthy communication important?
11. FATHERHOOD: Birth to 6 Months - What babies need from dads, New dad emotions, Healthy relationships
12. FATHERHOOD: 7 to 12 Months - Dads are important, Coping with stress, Why is healthy communication important?

* All titles are Closed Captioned and also available in Spanish.
 
#16125/0905  2015  $979.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


*WINNER! World Film Awards

MOOSE RIVER CROSSING examines the premise and asks the question "Does time heal all wounds?" Six childhood friends and former residential school students meet at the train station to travel to their school reunion. It's been eighteen years. Excited yet apprehensive they greet each other with the warmth of friends past and do the preverbal "catch up."

As the minutes move to hours and a derailed train delays their travel, these six adults flash to the past; the love, the lies, the pain of childhood lost and finally resolution. Their reunion insulated in the stark lobby of the train station, proves to be the door that opens a path to healing. MOOSE RIVER CROSSING is a reunion not simply of old friends but a resolution, a crossing over and a letting go.
 
#16123/0881   91 minutes 2013  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Mexican immigration to Canada has been occurring continuously for decades or longer, even if not noticeably to most Canadians. Mainly immigrants travel to Canada from Mexico to work in agricultural production on temporary summer permits and return home for winter. These two documentaries - written, produced and directed by Mexican Aaraón Díaz Mendiburo - investigate this phenomenon.

The first called MATRICES (PERSPECTIVES): "TEMPORARY" MIGRATION IN CANADA analyzes Canadian attitudes and perspectives held by Canadians who come into contact with this labour force. Some negative or utilitarian seeing only the lowest common denominator in terms of money generation but also many positive, who find they represent an opportunity to discover points of view and nuances that enrich the human sensibility. They appreciate the tremendous effort made by these immigrants to help themselves and their families to achieve a better quality of life.
54 minutes, 2011

The second called MIGRANTS: THOSE WHO COME FROM WITHIN looks to the other end of the journey to see how the departure of this labour force on a regular basis affects a perhaps typical Mexican town named Cuijingo. Viewers are introduced to seasonal immigrants in their natural setting as well as the families they leave behind each year to make the journey. The important financial rewards as well as the significant social repercussions are revealed. 45 minutes, 2007
 
#16122/0687  2011  $224.95 *Streaming available 
    


Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world -- except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S.

Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favor. From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, the film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel's decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of its increasingly right-wing policies.

Featuring Roger Waters, Amira Hass, M.J. Rosenberg, Stephen M. Walt, Noam Chomsky, Rula Jebreal, Henry Siegman, Rashid Khalidi, Rami Khouri, Yousef Munayyer, Norman Finkelstein, Max Blumenthal, Phyllis Bennis, Norman Solomon, Mark Crispin Miller, Peter Hart, and Sut Jhally.

*Also available in an ABRIDGED 55 minute version
*English and Arabic sub-titles
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#16119/0685   82 minutes 2016  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

DYSFUNCTIONAL SOCIETIES: Why Inequality Matters

What distinguishing feature do the world's healthiest and happiest societies have in common? According to acclaimed author Richard Wilkinson, the answer is simple: they have far less income inequality than other societies.

In this new film based on his international best-seller THE SPIRIT LEVEL, Wilkinson focuses on why the U.S., despite being one of the richest nations in the world, lags behind so many other rich Western societies in a number of crucial statistical measures - including life expectancy, violence, health, community, teen pregnancy, mental illness, and incarceration. The reason, he suggests, is that the immense wealth of the U.S. has been unevenly distributed among the American people. Mobilizing years of research, Wilkinson looks at the devastating toll economic inequality is taking on people around the world, and shows that societies with the smallest gaps between rich and poor enjoy the highest levels of health and happiness across all social and economic classes. The result is a timely and accessible reassessment of some of our most cherished socio-economic principles and myths.

As one reviewer observed, the research of Wilkinson and his colleagues "will change the way you think about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

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#16118/0685   41 minutes 2016  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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IN DEFENSE OF FOOD: An Eater's Manifesto

Join best-selling author Michael Pollan on a fascinating journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Cutting through confusion and busting myths and misconceptions, IN DEFENSE OF FOOD shows how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid the chronic diseases so often associated with the modern diet. Pollan’s journey of discovery takes him from the plains of Tanzania, where one of the world’s last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers still eats the way our ancestors did, to Loma Linda, California, where a group of Seventh Day Adventist vegetarians live longer than almost anyone else on earth, and eventually to Paris, where the French diet, rooted in culture and tradition, proves surprisingly healthy. Along the way he shows how a combination of faulty nutrition science and deceptive marketing practices have encouraged us to replace real food with scientifically engineered "food-like substances". And he explains why the solution to our dietary woes is in fact remarkably simple: Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.

*Features subtitles in English
 
#16115/1725   120 minutes 2016  $129.95 *CC 
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RESUMES, COVER LETTERS AND PORTFOLIOS for EX-OFFENDERS: Necessary Tools for Landing the Interview

If you have a troubled past you may think you'll never get a 'real' job. But, with the right tools, finding a good job is not impossible. To start, you'll need a stellar resume, and attention-getting cover letter, and an up-to-date portfolio. Knowing what to leave out of your resume and cover letter, and how to include experience and training you may have received while in prison are key.

This video will help take some of the guesswork out of your unique job search, explain the must-haves and explore the how-tos of resumes, cover letters, and portfolios. Viewers will learn about the different types of resumes; which one is the best match to their skills, qualifications, and experience; as well as how to write a cover letter that will motivate an employer to invite them for an interview; and, why they should expand their work story with a portfolio and positive online presence.

*Includes Instructor's Guide
 
#16114/1280   28 minutes 2016  $129.95 *Streaming available 
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VIXENS AND VIRGINS AND OTHER MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES: How Teenage Girls See Themselves

Sex parties, drugs, eating disorders, suicide...It seems everywhere you turn there’s another report of teenage girls gone bad. This program follows one mother’s investigation into the lives of young women and the mixed messages that girls receive about conforming to specific behavioral or beauty ideals.

"Media feeds girls a constant diet of provocative images and then calls them sluts or skanks when they achieve that look" says Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown, one of three specialists on female adolescence featured in the film.

Through candid conversations with teen girls about sex, substance abuse, and the pressure to be popular, viewers glimpse the real-life stories behind the scandalous headlines and find a generation that is at once more accomplished, and yet more anxiety-ridden, than perhaps any other before.
 
#16110/0635   47 minutes 2010  $199.95 *CC 
    

YOUNG LAKOTA

YOUNG LAKOTA chronicles the life defining choices faced by three young people as they try to forge a better future for their tribe while securing their own well being.

Sunny Clifford, her twin sister, Serena, and Brandon Ferguson are neighbors in Kyle, a small town in the heart of the Pine Ridge Reservation. Their political awakening begins when Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female President of their tribe, defies a South Dakota law criminalizing abortion by threatening to build a women’s clinic on the sovereign territory of the reservation. In the subsequent political storm, Sunny, Serena and Brandon are faced with difficult choices.

YOUNG LAKOTA is a uniquely sensitive portrait of bright young people at a galvanizing stage of their lives whose cultural pride is informed by a continually uneasy relationship with mainstream American political culture.

REVIEWS

"This uniquely sensitive portrait of bright young people at a galvanizing stage of their lives, whose cultural pride is informed by a continually uneasy relationship with mainstream American culture is a timely look at the ways that young people are helping to shape our political future." Jon Dieringer, Director, The Flaherty Series

"One of Young Lakota’s most powerful take-away lessons is the importance of holding up the grassroots work of communities typically underrepresented in the mainstream face of a movement - a lesson the feminist and reproductive rights movement can always revisit." Sara Alcid, The Huffington Post

"The film presents an intimate look at life 'on the Rez', that also serves as a compelling microcosm of the country’s culture wars and the struggle for women’s rights. Full of small-scale political infighting and intrigue, it’s like a rough-hewn, lo fi The Ides of March - yet instead of Ryan Gosling, there’s an equally charismatic Native American woman fighting for her political survival." Anthony Kaufman, Sundance Now

"At a time when there are few films about Natives and the challenges their nations face, filmmakers Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt illustrate the agency with which the people highlighted in the film come to their own conclusions. It’s a rare glimpse into Pine Ridge that celebrates the resistance and complexity of the Oglala Lakota who live there." Aura Bogado, The Nation
 
#16108/0883   52 minutes 2013  $289.95 *Streaming available 
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GUYLAND: Where Boys Become Men (ABRIDGED VERSION)

"Guyland is a powerful exploration of what it means to be a young man today."
Michael Kaufman | Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign

In this powerful new film based on his bestselling book, acclaimed sociologist Michael Kimmel maps the troubling social world where boys become men - a new stage of development he calls "Guyland."

Arguing that the traditional adult signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood are no longer clear, Kimmel takes us inside a new social order where more and more young men try desperately to prove their masculinity to one other - often with dangerous consequences for young women and guys themselves.

Guyland offers a way for all of us - parents and community members, young men and women, professors and administrators - to envision new ways to support boys and young men as they navigate cultural environments that glorify unhealthy, violent, and sexist models of manhood.

Guyland is essential viewing for courses in gender studies, sociology, media studies, communications, counseling, and psychology.

* English Subtitles
* Streaming available
*NOTE - this version has been edited for profanity. For full version please see item #16065

MORE PRAISE FOR GUYLAND:

"Michael Kimmel's candid video creatively weaves social science research on gender and sexuality with popular culture images centered on 'adultolescence', a new stage of life between teen years and adulthood. Many contemporary film and television clips persuasively illustrate how young guys today continuously attempt to prove their masculinity in a society still perpetuating gender inequality. Kimmel's provocative lecture based on his book Guyland will generate many powerful classroom discussions about a wide-range of gender issues facing most colleges today."
Peter M. Nardi | Professor of Sociology | Pitzer College/The Claremont Colleges

"In this important new film Michael Kimmel explores the meaning of masculinity today and why so many young men are struggling in coping with the demands of adulthood. Insightful, provocative, and illuminating, Guyland probes the complex issues facing young men today and helps us to understand why and how things have changed."
Pedro Noguera | Professor of Education at New York University

"Michael Kimmel has been a champion not only for women's rights, but also a strong advocate for redefining manhood in positive ways. Guyland is a powerful exploration of what it means to be a young man today."
- Michael Kaufman | Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign | Co-Author of The Guy's Guide to Feminism

"Guyland is much more than a critique of traditional masculinity. It's a 30-minute resource for 16 to 24-year-old guys who want to figure out just what kind of a man they want to become. Michael Kimmel's insights and lots of poignant media clips combine to explain how so many young males seem to be 'deer in the headlights' of historical changes in gender relations, work, family, and sexuality. The hazards of male 'adultolescence,' which are often painted as normal or even desirable, can include suppression of emotions, physical and emotional scars from hazing rituals, excessive alcohol and drug use, homophobia, sexual abuse of women, and failed relationships. Guyland reveals how conformity to traditional masculinity can hurt both men and women, and better still, it will help male viewers rethink and reshape their life and identity."
Don Sabo | Founder and Director of the Center for Research on Physical Activity, Sport & Health (CRPASH) at D'Youville College

"This is a unique, timely, and immensely insightful look at the state of gender in the early 21st century. Michael Kimmel has produced the most telling examination of the world of compulsory heterosexual masculinity. While presented with some humour, no one who views this video can remain under any illusion that there is something drastically amiss in 'guyland' today. One step to redressing the ongoing tragedy of modern masculinity would be to make this video compulsory viewing in every school in the country."
Stephen Whitehead | Visiting Professor in Gender Studies at Shih Hsin University | Author of Men and Masculinities

"In turns amusing and disturbing, Guyland offers glimpses into how many young men navigate the treacherous waters of 'adultolescence.'"
Christopher E. Forth | Professor of History & Howard Chair of Humanities & Western Civilization at the University of Kansas | Author of Masculinity in the Modern West
 
#16103/0685   28 minutes 2015  $359.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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WIPE OUT BULLYING (4 Programs)

*Learn about the 4 forms of bullying - Physical, Verbal, Exclusion and Online.
*Explore the 3 roles in bullying - The Bully, The Victim and The Bystander
*Get the tools and resources: To Ignite Powerful Classroom Discussion

Use these four programs to show students the many ways to prevent bullying through compelling and captivating sketches and anti-bullying storylines using real teens. Empower students to take charge if they witness bullying, show students how to be a good bystander, how to stop untrue or harmful messages from spreading and take a stand against hate, racism and intolerance.

Bullies or not, students will explore the true consequences of bullying, what they can do to change their behavior, deal with a bullying situation and how to react in situations to resolve conflict.

WIPE OUT BULLYING teaches students to be aware of Anti-bullying policies at their school, how they can become involved and develop a bullying project with a teacher, how much damage they can do to others and themselves through the misuse of social media and how to "take a stand" by taking the Anti-Bullying Pledge.

Program One - WHY DO BULLIES BULLY? Who They Pick on and Why
Student Discussion Includes:
*What motivates a bully * The characteristics of a bully * Why bullies bully * Who they pick on and why * What bullies look for * The psychological reasons for bullying *Bullying behavior * Have you ever been bullied? * How to use the Anti-Bullying Pledge
*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request

Program Two - THE FOUR TYPES OF BULLYING: Physical, Verbal, Exclusion, Online
Student Discussion Includes:
*The many forms of bullying * Cyber bullying * Physical bullying * Emotional bullying * Verbal bullying * Cliques * Exclusion * Friendship manipulation * Overcoming labels * Judging by appearance * Embrace differences * How to stop untrue or harmful messages from spreading * The bullying policy at school * How to use the Anti-Bullying Pledge
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Program Three - WHERE DOES BULLYING HAPPEN? How to Deal with Physical Threats and Intimidation
Student Discussion Includes:
*Online bullying * Physical threats * Physical altercations * How to handle resentment and fear *Assault and battery – arrest, conviction, probation * Bullying at school * The bullying policy at school * Apologizing takes courage * How to use the Anti-Bullying Pledge
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Program Four - BULLY THINK TWICE: The Bully, The Victim, and the Bystander
Student Discussion Includes:
*How to deal with a bully * What to do if you are a victim of bullying *How to help others who are being bullied *
How to make a stand against bullying *How to refuse to be a bystander * How to stop untrue or harmful messages from spreading * Support at home * The effects of bullying after High School * How to develop a bullying program at your school * How to use the Anti-Bullying Pledge
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ONLINE RESOURCE GUIDE and ANTI-BULLYING PLEDGE
Each program includes an online resource guide, the Anti-Bullying Pledge, learning objectives, discussion topics and shows students how they can "take a stand"

KEITH DELTANO is a winner of the Teaching Excellence Award and the National Impact Award for his work with at risk youth and families. Deltano was listed in the "Whos Who" of Americas Teachers. Keith inspires students by drawing on his own educational journey where he struggled with learning disabilities and bullying at school.
 
#16100/2003  2015  $239.95 *Streaming available 
    

BIKES VS CARS

Deep down, we all know we need to talk about it: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy chaos created by gas-consuming machines. Cars would seem to provide the lure of freedom, but in many places, traffic is so bad that drivers spend hours every day just going short distances. The bike is a great tool for change, but powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year to lobby and advertise to protect against the encroachment of bicycles. Meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.

*Sub-titled

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
 
#16099/1065   90 minutes 2015  $179.95 *CC 
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DAY THE 60s DIED (THE): The Kent State Shootings
On April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon shocked the nation by announcing the U.S. invasion of Cambodia. At college campuses across the country, masses of students took to the streets in protest. Five days later, four Kent State students would be shot dead by National Guardsmen. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War.

THE DAY THE 60s DIED chronicles the chaotic month of May 1970, when it seemed America was at war with itself. From the students and guardsmen who witnessed the Kent State shootings to a young G.I. in the Cambodian jungle, how did the events of that turbulent spring affect who these people became? How have the shockwaves from these events reverberated into the present? During May 1970, frustration and anger split American society apart and we still live in the aftermath of that rift.

THE DAY THE 60s DIED is an important story to be told now as our nation grapples with the growing divide in how Americans see their nation and each other.

(SDH) Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
#16093/1725   60 minutes 2015  $129.95 *CC 
    

The clock is ticking on one of the greatest potential disasters in the history of our species and one man leads a worldwide crusade to avert it. Crop diversity pioneer Cary Fowler travels the world, educating the public about the dire consequences of our inaction. The world's agriculture - and it's fate - are dependent on the ability of plants to adapt to changes in climate, pests and disease - but today's crops around the globe are grown from human-engineered seeds and have lost nearly all their diversity and ability to naturally adapt.

Could one massive infestation of fungus, blight or insects cause all the world's corn, wheat or lettuce to die? Is modern agriculture setting the stage for economic disaster, food riots, and global starvation? Dr. Fowler is the head of an international consortium to store seeds from every agricultural plant in the world. But is his farsighted program enough to save humanity from annihilation?

*Closed Captioned

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request 
#16091/1065   77 minutes 2014  $179.95 *CC 
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This collection of short programs will help students get to grips with the causes and extensive consequences of an increasingly globalised economy. Our experts address issues of sustainability, opportunity, threat, energy, tourism, manufacturing and transnational corporations in these engaging and accessible programs. Each individual program has an accompanying worksheet.
 
#16088/0545   32 minutes 2014  $129.95 *Streaming available 
    


Residential Schools, the term conjures up a history of abuse for Canada's First-Nation peoples - poignant reminders of the cultural and citizenship issues under investigation in the press, courts and Government. Their own language forbidden; constantly told their culture was inferior; subjected to physical and psychological abuse, four seniors (male and female) remember the cruel lessons absorbed during their "school days."
 
#16087/0545   25 minutes 1997  $89.95 *Streaming available 
    

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Dos and Don’ts

From texting to email to video calls, digital technology has transformed how we communicate with each other. But in formal situations like at work or in school, which forms of communications are appropriate, and when? Viewers of this video, especially digital natives, may be surprised to discover that communicating isn’t just about sharing information—it’s creating it—and that the ways in which emails, texts or voice messages are composed and conveyed may make the difference in impressing or disappointing an employer or co-worker. Even for late adopters of digital technology, this video has important points on what you should do—and what you don’t want to do—when it comes to email, texting, video-conferencing and using the phone for business calls or voice mail. *Closed Captioned
 
#16083/0635   29 minutes 2015  $149.95 *CC 
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WORK-LIFE BALANCE: Success and Happiness in an Always-Connected World

Not so long ago, people used to go to school or work, then had the rest of the day to enjoy their personal lives. But in today’s always-connected world, work life and home life are blending. This video looks at the phenomenon with an eye for keeping a proper balance that leads to happiness, health and success both at home and at work. It presents strategies for coping with stress, taking responsibility, being organized, managing time and maintaining focus with interviews with experts, professionals, seasoned telecommuters and students.

*Closed Captioned
 
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BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES

Encourage and engage parents and children to create lasting bonds to build stronger families. Join parenting experts Michelle and David Neujahr and their grown children as they share their tools and ideas for helping to build steadfast family ties that last a lifetime. The Neujahrs share their experiences and explain that taking time to think about who you are as a family, what you believe, and what’s most important will help your family grow and stay strong for the long haul.

Short video segments include:
- Vision (10:31)
- Define Your Family (7:00)
- Be Positive (8:32)
- Establish Rules (8:35)
- Spend Time Together (9:18)
- Support One Another (8:22)

* Closed Captioned
 
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EMPATHY GAP (THE): Masculinity and the Courage to Change (FULL VERSION)

In THE BRO CODE and GENERATION M, filmmaker Thomas Keith examined how American culture bombards young men with sexist and misogynistic messages. In THE EMPATHY GAP, he looks more closely at the ways these messages short-circuit men's ability to empathize with women, respect them as equals, and take feminism seriously. Keith begins by exploring some of the key messages about manhood that boys absorb from the culture -- that they should acquire material wealth, meet conflict with aggression, harden themselves, suppress all human emotion except anger, and view women primarily as sexual objects -- then argues that these messages not only devalue women but also undercut men's innate capacity for caring and empathy. Along the way, he draws fascinating parallels between sexism and racism, spelling out how each is rooted in cultural norms that discourage empathy, and shows how men who break with these norms live happier and healthier lives.

Features Jennifer Siebel-Newsom, Tony Porter, Michael Messner, Derrick Jensen, Kevin Powell, J.W. Wiley, Charlotte Watson, Eddie Moore Jr., C.J. Pascoe, Julia T. Wood, and others.

*** THIS TITLE ALSO COMES IN AN ABRIDGED VERSION - see #16120
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#16075/0685   70 minutes 2015  $359.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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TV FAMILY: Behind the Scenes of the First Reality Television Program

In 1960, NBC aired what is widely considered to be the first "reality television" show in American broadcast history. Hosted by Jane Wyatt of Father Knows Best fame, and billing itself as a "new kind of visual reporting," it was called Story of a Family, and it purported to document the day-to-day lives of the 10-member Robertson family of Amarillo, Texas. While the show has since faded from public memory, media scholars and television historians have long recognized its significance as a precursor to the unscripted television programming that dominates American television today.

In TV FAMILY, filmmaker Ethan Thompson draws on the recollections of several of the children featured in the show to offer a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the making of Story of a Family. Weaving personal anecdotes from the Robertsons with commentary from TV historians and cultural critics, Thompson tells the story of how the show's producers carefully choreographed the way they wanted the family to appear to the American public -- all in the name of authenticity. The result is an eye-opening look at one of the television industry's earliest attempts to shape the "reality" of family life in commercially viable ways. Ideal for courses that look at media culture, commercial television, communication, documentary, and television history.

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#16074/0685   56 minutes 2015  $359.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

ILLUSIONISTS (THE): A Film about the Globalization of Beauty

THE ILLUSIONISTS examines how global advertising firms, mass media conglomerates, and the beauty, fashion, and cosmetic surgery industries are changing the way people around the world define beauty and see themselves. Taking us from Harvard University to the halls of the Louvre Museum, from a cosmetic surgeon's office in Beirut to the heart of Tokyo's Electric Town, the film explores how these industries saturate our lives with narrow, Westernized, consumer-driven images of beauty that show little to no respect for biological realities or cultural differences. The Illusionists features prominent sociologists, politicians, magazine editors, scientists, artists, and activists in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Interviews include: Susie Orbach, Jean Kilbourne, Gail Dines, Susan Linn, Laura Mulvey, Harrison Pope, Nadine Moawad, Ruchi Anand, Paola Audrey Ndengue, Tetsuya Ando, and Jason Karlin.

The full-length education version of the film (54 minutes) and an abridged version (43 minutes -- edited for language and content for younger viewers) are both included on the same DVD.

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BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATION AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

A closed door, an exasperated expression, a noisy workstation, a cultural misunderstanding - all of these are examples of "noise", a general term for anything that gets in the way of effective communication. The key to overcoming communication barriers is to be able to identify and understand them. This program explains the various types of noise and details specific examples of physical, organizational, emotional, nonverbal, cultural, language-related or written barriers. Through expert interviews and creative vignettes, the video offers solutions to overcoming these common communication barriers.

*Closed Captioned
 
#16069/0635   35 minutes 2015  $149.95 *CC 
    

GTFO: Misogyny in the Videogaming World

GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry that is riddled with discrimination and misogyny. Although half of all gamers are women, females are disproportionately subject to harassment and abuse from other gamers, and are massively under-represented in the video game design world. Through interviews with video game developers, journalists, and academics, GTFO examines the female experience in gaming and begins a larger conversation that will shape the future of the video game world.

*** SPECIAL PRICE is available for School boards, Libraries and Non-Profit

AWARDS
*Premiere, SXSW 2015
*Official Selection, Independent Film Festival of Boston, 2015
*Official Selection, Doxa Film Festival, 2015

QUOTES AND REVIEWS

"Shannon Sun-Higginson's documentary is an entertaining, accessible survey of misogyny in the videogaming world". Dennis Harvey, Variety

"The tone of "GTFO" is educational. It’s broken up as chapters. Topics of discussion include the history of game marketing, the portrayal of female characters and the perception of female gamers." Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times

"For a documentary so intent on humanizing women who have been dehumanized by their own industry, these in-­home interviews and cameos from the subjects’ children and male allies are key." Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair

"GTFO is brutally effective - intelligent, thought-­provoking, and thorough."
Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

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#16068/0467   76 minutes 2015  $389.95 
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GAMEPLAY: The Story of the Videogame Revolution

A comprehensive feature documentary on the history of video games from 'Pong', 'Pac Man' and 'Mario' to 'Call of Duty', 'Grand Theft Auto' and everything in between. Candid and detailed interviews with many of the most important developers of these games are included as are snippets of the games themselves. The violence, the misogyny, the addictive tendencies, the fortunes made and lost; it tells the story of how this industry was created, by whom and where it is headed. The history of the industry is so short and yet has developed at an almost incredible pace while becoming a worldwide phenomenon that in 2013 totaled over $70B!! With a B!
 
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RAPE ON THE NIGHT SHIFT: Sexual Abuse of Immigrant Women in the Janitorial Industry
An investigation into the sexual abuse of undocumented women in the service industry. The film examines allegations of abuse across the janitorial industry, and how the government, law enforcement and companies fall short in dealing with the problem. 
#16066/1725   60 minutes 2015  $129.95 *CC 
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"Guyland is a powerful exploration of what it means to be a young man today."
Michael Kaufman | Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign

In this powerful new film based on his bestselling book, acclaimed sociologist Michael Kimmel maps the troubling social world where boys become men - a new stage of development he calls "Guyland."

Arguing that the traditional adult signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood are no longer clear, Kimmel takes us inside a new social order where more and more young men try desperately to prove their masculinity to one other - often with dangerous consequences for young women and guys themselves.

Guyland offers a way for all of us - parents and community members, young men and women, professors and administrators - to envision new ways to support boys and young men as they navigate cultural environments that glorify unhealthy, violent, and sexist models of manhood.

Guyland is essential viewing for courses in gender studies, sociology, media studies, communications, counseling, and psychology.

* English Subtitles
* Streaming available
*See item #16103 for EDITED VERSION (edited for profanity)

MORE PRAISE FOR GUYLAND:

"Michael Kimmel's candid video creatively weaves social science research on gender and sexuality with popular culture images centered on 'adultolescence', a new stage of life between teen years and adulthood. Many contemporary film and television clips persuasively illustrate how young guys today continuously attempt to prove their masculinity in a society still perpetuating gender inequality. Kimmel's provocative lecture based on his book Guyland will generate many powerful classroom discussions about a wide-range of gender issues facing most colleges today."
Peter M. Nardi | Professor of Sociology | Pitzer College/The Claremont Colleges

"In this important new film Michael Kimmel explores the meaning of masculinity today and why so many young men are struggling in coping with the demands of adulthood. Insightful, provocative, and illuminating, Guyland probes the complex issues facing young men today and helps us to understand why and how things have changed."
Pedro Noguera | Professor of Education at New York University

"Michael Kimmel has been a champion not only for women's rights, but also a strong advocate for redefining manhood in positive ways. Guyland is a powerful exploration of what it means to be a young man today."
- Michael Kaufman | Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign | Co-Author of The Guy's Guide to Feminism

"Guyland is much more than a critique of traditional masculinity. It's a 30-minute resource for 16 to 24-year-old guys who want to figure out just what kind of a man they want to become. Michael Kimmel's insights and lots of poignant media clips combine to explain how so many young males seem to be 'deer in the headlights' of historical changes in gender relations, work, family, and sexuality. The hazards of male 'adultolescence,' which are often painted as normal or even desirable, can include suppression of emotions, physical and emotional scars from hazing rituals, excessive alcohol and drug use, homophobia, sexual abuse of women, and failed relationships. Guyland reveals how conformity to traditional masculinity can hurt both men and women, and better still, it will help male viewers rethink and reshape their life and identity."
Don Sabo | Founder and Director of the Center for Research on Physical Activity, Sport & Health (CRPASH) at D'Youville College

"This is a unique, timely, and immensely insightful look at the state of gender in the early 21st century. Michael Kimmel has produced the most telling examination of the world of compulsory heterosexual masculinity. While presented with some humour, no one who views this video can remain under any illusion that there is something drastically amiss in 'guyland' today. One step to redressing the ongoing tragedy of modern masculinity would be to make this video compulsory viewing in every school in the country."
Stephen Whitehead | Visiting Professor in Gender Studies at Shih Hsin University | Author of Men and Masculinities

"In turns amusing and disturbing, Guyland offers glimpses into how many young men navigate the treacherous waters of 'adultolescence.'"
Christopher E. Forth | Professor of History & Howard Chair of Humanities & Western Civilization at the University of Kansas | Author of Masculinity in the Modern West

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#16065/0685   35 minutes 2015  $359.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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CHANGED FOREVER: Grieving the Death of Someone You Love

When someone we love dies, our lives are changed forever. The pain and sorrow we feel seems as if it will never end. In this powerful, therapeutic, new video presentation you will see and hear others discuss what you are going through right now. You will learn how to let yourself walk through your grief without letting it overwhelm you. Testimonies of people who have recently experienced the death of a loved one, as well as experts in the field, talk about how to slowly integrate the loss you have experienced, and the grief that comes with it, into a life that is changed forever.

Eight segments:
*The death of a loved one
*Grief is individual
*Grief has physical, emotional, and spiritual effects
*Grief has no timeframe
*Complicated grief
*Grief versus depression
*Upsurges of grief
*Changed forever

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
 
#16058/1710   48 minutes 2015  $129.95 *Streaming available 
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GROWING UP TRANS

An intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents, and doctors, the film examines new medical interventions increasingly being offered at younger ages.
 
#16054/1725   90 minutes 2015  $129.95 *CC 
    

SOCIAL MEDIA MANNERS: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World

Social media is a whole new universe when it comes to manners and etiquette. Manners used to be something that happened in person, but today we conduct many of our relationships online and the rules and courtesies can be a little unclear. Social Media Manners: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World addresses the general manners guidelines for cell phone use, text messaging, email, and social media websites and apps like Facebook or Twitter.

Segments include:
* Introduction (2:36)
* The 4 Guidelines (1:53)
* Mobile Manners (3:02)
* Texting (3:28)
* Social Media (6:15)
* Final Advice (2:16)

*Closed Captioned
*Streaming Available
 
#16052/1290   19 minutes 2015  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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KEYS TO GETTING HIRED FOR JOB SEEKERS OVER 50 VIDEO SERIES (3 Programs)

Job seekers over 50 have many obstacles to overcome. Many employers perceive that older job seekers lack energy, motivation, and adaptability. Younger hiring managers may be reluctant to hire an employee many years older than them, and some firms may even discriminate due to perceived health issues that would cause the company’s insurance premiums to increase. In short, older job seekers face hidden discrimination that makes job seeking even more difficult than it already is. Fortunately, this new video series will assist those job seekers in overcoming the additional barriers they have, and get a good job quickly.

While the DVDs do not need to be shown sequentially, the best impact is for job seekers to view all three. Best uses include use in group workshops or Job Clubs; to supplement a job search or work prep curriculum; or for individual study and research.

There are three closed captioned programs in the series:

JOB SEARCH STEPS THAT GET RESULTS FOR JOB SEEKERS OVER 50
Viewers learn how to efficiently market themselves as excellent job candidates. In this program, viewers discover how to expand their network, find open positions, stay motivated, and overcome employment obstacles. 13 minutes

Topics Covered
* Overcoming age biases and age-based discriminatory practices
* Expand your network
* Find open positions
* Stay motivated
* Get comfortable with and use social media to its best advantage
* Overcome employment obstacles
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RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS THAT WORK FOR JOB SEEKERS OVER 50
The resume and cover letter have a job: to quickly convince employers to contact the candidate. In this program, viewers discover how to customize these documents to effectively introduce themselves to employers and get interviews. The video presents information on the different types of resumes and includes tips from professional career coaches for creating, formatting, and submitting resumes and cover letters. 9 minutes

Topics Covered
* Use the resume style that is appropriate for your situation
* Learn which experiences are most relevant to include in the resume
* Tailor your resume and cover letter to different job openings
* Format your resume to pass screening software
* Use keywords from job postings
* Show how your skills and experience match positions’ requirements
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ACE THE INTERVIEW AND GET THE JOB FOR JOB SEEKERS OVER 50
Research, practice, and preparation are essential for interview success. This program shows how to master these important steps and know what to expect in different types of interviews. Viewers learn how to make a great first impression and convince employers you are the right person to hire. 17 minutes

Topics Covered
* The best ways to research potential employers and open positions
* How to talk about yourself without sounding boastful
* Learn the best way to address any age biases that seem present
* How to connect your skills to employers’ needs
* Learn about the most common interview blunders
* Dressing appropriately for interviews
* Keys to following up with employers to secure job offers

*** The three programs are delivered on one DVD and are Closed Captioned ***
 
#16050/1015   38 minutes 2015  $329.95 *CC 
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OWL AND HIS VOICE (THE) from the Little Fables Series
This program from the LITTLE FABLES SERIES teaches to believe in yourself.

The complete series consists of 26 - 6 minute FABLES:

1. The Lion & the Mouse- Everyone, large or small, has their own special and unique ability.
2. The Fox & the Stork- What is right for one may not be right for another.
3. The Goat & the Hare- Learn from other's mistakes.
4. The Ants & the Crumbs- Quality is more important than quantity.
5. The Mouse, the Hare & the Raven- When two friends fight, they both lose in the end.
6. Two Goats & a Bridge- When you argue and fight, you loose sight of what is right.
7. The Dog & the Crab- Help others; you may need help one day too.
8. The Mole & the Eagle- Listen to the experts who know, only then will you truly learn and grow.
9. The Tortoise & the Hare- Sometimes talent and ability come second to hard work and persistence.
10. The Ant & the Cricket- Hard work pays.
11. The Crow & the Fox- Sometimes a friend doesn't say or act as he really means.
12. The Hedgehog & the Stork- It is better to have something small, than nothing at all.
13. The Tortoise & the Hedgehog- What may at first seem scary, with time can turn familiar and even merry!
14. The Crab & the Stork- In order to succeed you must work together.
15. The Mouse & the Dog- Believe in yourself.
16. The Owl & His Voice- There are two sides to every situation.
17. The Thirsty Crow- A little thought and determination will make everything right.
18. The Rhino & the Sparrow- Don't jump to conclusions.
19. The Love Doves- Before you react on what you see, take a moment to question what else may be.
20. The Sparrow & the Feathers- Be true to yourself.
21. The Pelican & His House- Be happy with what you have.
22. The Caterpillar & the Cocoon- Life is full of surprises.
23. The Flight of the Birds- The joy of helping another is a prize far better then any other.
24. The Fox & the Tortoise- Sometimes saying you're sorry just isn't enough.
25. The Dog & the Hedgehog- Shouting is not the best way to be heard.
26. The Mouse, the Hare & the Goat- We all need help sometimes.

DVD extras: READ * PRINT BOOK * COLOR * LEARN MORE ABOUT ANIMALS 
#16049/0697   6 minutes 2011  $89.95 *Streaming available 
    

This eye-opening program features positive examples of spoiled kids who turned their lives around when they learned the difference between what they need and what they want.

This program is from a series of fifteen gripping, unflinching programs feature true stories and real adolescents having frank discussions that allow kids to confront and solve issues they face every day.

*Correlated to Health, At-Risk & Safety Standards and to Life Science (Human Body) standards K-12 curricula
*Award-winning (Emmy and many others), television-level production values also give these programs credibility with the media-saturated target audience of pre-teen and teenage viewers
*Unlike many at-risk programs produced over the last decades, these programs focus more on causes of behavior and less on the "de jour" symptoms, such as specific substances abused, STDs, etc.
*These programs will change students’ behaviors quickly, which is the primary motive for educators to purchase them.

1. ANGRY AND VIOLENT TEENS
2. BODY IMAGE OBSESSION
3. BULLYCIDE AND VERBAL ABUSE
4. CYBERSTALKING AND BULLYING
5. DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS
6. FAT CHANCE: TEEN OBESITY
7. FROM RUDE TO RESPECTFUL
8. GATEWAY TO ADDICTION
9. OTC DRUGS AND INHALANTS
10. SELF-HURTING TEENS
11. STDS LIFETIME CONSEQUENCES
12. STOPPING VERBAL BULLYING
13. TEENS BEATING THE ODDS
14. THE BUY-ME GENERATION
15. TOO FAR, TOO FAST 
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This important program asks if troubled kids act the way they do because they feel isolated and unconnected to those around them.
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This program is from a series of fifteen gripping, unflinching programs feature true stories and real adolescents having frank discussions that allow kids to confront and solve issues they face every day.

*Correlated to Health, At-Risk & Safety Standards and to Life Science (Human Body) standards K-12 curricula
*Award-winning (Emmy and many others), television-level production values also give these programs credibility with the media-saturated target audience of pre-teen and teenage viewers
*Unlike many at-risk programs produced over the last decades, these programs focus more on causes of behavior and less on the "de jour" symptoms, such as specific substances abused, STDs, etc.
*These programs will change students’ behaviors quickly, which is the primary motive for educators to purchase them.

1. ANGRY AND VIOLENT TEENS
2. BODY IMAGE OBSESSION
3. BULLYCIDE AND VERBAL ABUSE
4. CYBERSTALKING AND BULLYING
5. DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS
6. FAT CHANCE: TEEN OBESITY
7. FROM RUDE TO RESPECTFUL
8. GATEWAY TO ADDICTION
9. OTC DRUGS AND INHALANTS
10. SELF-HURTING TEENS
11. STDS LIFETIME CONSEQUENCES
12. STOPPING VERBAL BULLYING
13. TEENS BEATING THE ODDS
14. THE BUY-ME GENERATION
15. TOO FAR, TOO FAST
 
#16046/1445   20 minutes 2008  $179.95 *Streaming available 
    


The digital revolution has happened so quickly that it has caught most of us off guard. Yet the digital world is here to stay, changing our society in ways that have far-reaching consequences for our children. What are the implications for parenting? How do we harness the spectacular connecting potential and yet avoid the pitfalls of attachment technology gone awry? How do we prepare them to live in this new world and yet preserve what is required for healthy development to take place? We have followed our children into the digital world and yet for their sakes as well as ours, need to restore our lead in order to avoid the insidious dangers that live in the shadows of this potent technology.

Dr. Neufeld looks at the digital revolution as a developmentalist committed to helping parents help their children become all they were meant to be. He not only explains the drive underlying today's digital technology but also points to a way through.

A 2.5-hour presentation.
 
#16040/1400   240 minutes 2015  $139.95 *Streaming available 
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The subjects of BEFORE YOU KNOW IT are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But BEFORE is not a film about cold statistics and gloomy realities, its a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie whether these communities be affable senior living facilities, lively activist enclaves or wacky queer bars brimming with glittered trinkets and colorful drag queens.

Dennis is a gentle-hearted widower in his 70s who begins exploring his sexual identity and fondness for dressing in womens clothing under the name Dee. Ty is an impassioned LGBT activist who hears nothing but wedding bells once gay marriage passes in New York. Robert The Mouth is a feisty bar owner who presses on when his neighborhood institution comes under threat. Born before the Civil Rights era, these men have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes, from the Stonewall Riots and gay liberation, to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and Queer Nation, to gay marriage and Lady Gaga, and have lived to become part of an unprecedented out elder generation. BEFORE focuses on the lives of these three gay seniors, but reminds us that while LGBT elders face a specific set of issues, aging and its challenges are universal. An affirmation of life and human resilience told with a refreshing humor and candor, BEFORE confirms that you are never too old to reshape society. 
#16034/1416   55 minutes 2013  $389.95 *Streaming available 
    

This program introduces social stratification and examines its definition and study. Discusses models of stratification in different societies and historical periods, examines the stratification theories of Marx and Weber, differentiates between achieved and ascriptive stratification, and looks at examples of stratification in societies around the world. *Closed Captioned 
#16032/0880   36 minutes 2009  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Defines social class, considers the significance of social class distinctions, and discusses the importance of social class in society. Also introduces basic concepts of social class, explains sociological perspectives, and examines such foundational perspectives on social class as functionalism and the ideas of Marx and Weber. The program also explores the effects of social class on U.S. culture and considers its effects in America. *Closed Captioned 
#16031/0880   36 minutes 2009  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


JUMP! is a feature-length character-driven documentary about competitive jump rope that follows five teams of kids from around the country who push physical and psychological limits in pursuit of winning the World Championship. Part extreme sport, part art form, their moves are masterfully choreographed and bursting with rhythm, sweat and originality. These teens sacrifice everything to get where they are and each has his or her own reason to be so driven. After arduous drilling and mind-boggling performances, rivalry and collaboration have dramatic, unexpected results.

SELECT AWARDS & HONORS
* Audience Favorite Top 5 & 10: Los Angeles Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Starz Denver International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival and more
* American Film Showcase film diplomacy program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, (US Embassies in TBD countries)

 
#16029/1947   85 minutes 2008  $319.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


When men in a Pennsylvania state prison join with victims of crime to create a mural about healing, their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. Finding consensus is not easy - but as the participants move through the creative process, mistrust gives way to surprising moments of human contact and common purpose. This complex story raises important questions about crime, justice and reconciliation - and dramatically illustrates how art can facilitate dialogue about difficult issues.

*Closed Captioned
*Includes Discussion Guide

"Highly suggested for viewing in academic settings"
American Library Association, March 2012

"In an academic setting this film can illustrate the complexities of issues like of victim awareness, offender reintegration, and restorative justice, and help to begin conversations that add depth to what students read."
Phil Harris, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Temple University

CONCRETE, STEEL AND PAINT is about some of the big questions that many educators want students to grapple with and grow from: What is just punishment? What is restitution? What does it mean to wrong society and pay for your wrongs? How are differences constructed between people (criminal/non-criminal, victim/offender, us/them) and how are they bridged? The questions are not easy, and the answers are not always clear. The film, pedagogically sound in that regard, does not simplify or sanitize. It allows us to grapple. And be moved and inspired while we do it."
Lisa Handler, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science, Community College of Philadelphia

"I use it in my courses in corrections, reentry and restorative justice to stimulate and reinforce discussions of alternatives to traditional ways of thinking about justice issues. It is a terrific film."
Michael J. Gilbert, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
University of Texas at San Antonio
 
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TRANSGENDER PARENTS is about love, life and kids after a gender transition. It shares the struggles and strengths of several trans women and trans men navigating different stages of parenting: from pregnancy, through raising infants, toddlers and teenagers. Some, who transitioned prior to founding their families, experience fertility clinics and hospital births; others, who transitioned in the presence of their kids work to renegotiate their identity and relationships within their families. All are openly out in the world as trans and as parents in ways that weren't possible 20 years ago.

Syrus and Nik, both in their 30s, live in downtown Toronto. We follow their story from Syrus's pregnancy to the 2nd birthday of young Amélie as they make their way in the world as black gay trans men with a blond blue-eyed daughter.

Aiyyana is a Haudenosaunee grandmother who was born male and has journeyed through genders and considers herself a transformed woman. An accomplished writer and award-winning theatre artist, Aiyyana is building a home on her childhood reserve along with one of her adult children.

Originally, from Alberta, Jenna is a 30-year-old trans-mother-to-be who runs an organic farm with her partner near Montreal. We earn about her path to motherhood, and witness the hours following the arrival of her baby.

Stefonknee is a trans woman of 45 who came out when her 7 children were almost all teenagers. The process of finding herself and going public has been too much for most of her family to bear. She has moved to Toronto from rural Ontario where she is a speaker and activist. We follow her on a visit to her hometown as she tries to heal broken connections.

Hershel, a Jewish trans man in his late 60s, is a psychotherapist whose son was 19 years old when he transitioned. We witness their loving and at times difficult relationship as both speak candidly about their experiences as parent and child over the last fifteen years.

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request

*** Also available in French
 
#16022/0545   45 minutes 2014  $189.95 *Streaming available 
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In 1992 Professor Richard Davidson, one of the world's leading neuroscientists, met the Dalai Lama, who encouraged him to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and anxiety to the study of compassion and kindness, those qualities cultivated by Tibetan meditation practice. The results of Davidson's studies at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, are portrayed in Free the Mind as they are applied to treating PTSD in returning Iraqi vets and children with ADHD. The film poses two fundamental questions: What really is consciousness, and how does it manifest in the brain and body? And is it possible to physically change the brain solely through mental practices?
 
#16018/1047   80 minutes 2013  $349.95 *Streaming available 
    


On Friday February 6th, 2015 The Supreme Court of Canada overturned the
existing law pertaining to doctor assisted dying. The Government of Canada now has one year to develop new legislation. This program is what led up to the Supreme Court decision.

After being diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer, Cindy Cowan wants the right to choose how she is going to die. Linda Jarrett has suffered from multiple sclerosis for over 15 years. She is investigating the options for ending her life, before her degenerative disease makes it impossible for her to act on her own. Currently, medically assisted dying is illegal in Canada. And while some advocates, such as Dr. Richard MacDonald believe offering terminal patients help in ending their lives is the compassionate thing to do, opponents such as Professor Margaret Sommerville believe the medical system must uphold respect for all human life. The issues surrounding the right-to-die debate are further coming to a head since Quebec introduced legislation in 2013 that would allow for medically assisted dying in some cases. Cindy and Linda examine the options available to them, confronting their own mortality in the process.

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#16017/0545   46 minutes 2014  $189.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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PATH APPEARS (A)

A PATH APPEARS, from the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, follows intrepid reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and actor/advocates Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and the United States as they uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them.

Through heartrending, inspiring storytelling, A PATH APPEARS will take viewers on a journey across the globe, to drive home the universality of gender inequality and the roots of vulnerability. The series will lead viewers to a deeper understanding of these critical issues and the proven methods of bringing about change.
Episode 1: SEX TRAFFICKING IN THE USA
Episode 2: BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY
Episode 3: VIOLENCE AND SOLUTIONS

*A detailed brochure describing each program is available
 
#16013/1725   270 minutes 2015  $179.95 *CC 
    

DEEP DOWN: A Story from the Heart of Coal Country
"DEEP DOWN - without a doubt - the most moving and insightful film yet on the issue of mountaintop removal and it reveals the complexities of a rogue industry that is threatening much more than trees and mountains, but an entire way of life and the soul of a proud people. This movie provides heroes that can stand as examples in any fight for social justice. Deep Down is hugely intelligent, haunting, and moving. I wish everybody in America could see this film."
Silas House, Author & Professor at Berea College in Berea, KY.

Beverly and Terry grew up like kin on opposite sides of a mountain ridge in eastern Kentucky. Now in their fifties, the two find themselves in the midst of a debate dividing their community and the world: who controls, consumes, and benefits from our planet’s shrinking supply of natural resources? While Beverly organizes her neighbors to stop Miller Brothers Coal from advancing into her hollow, Terry considers signing away the mining rights to his backyard - a decision that could destroy both of their homes. This tale of social change examines the environmental, human, and cultural impacts of our actions.

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#16009/1416   58 minutes 2010  $299.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


*NOMINATED - GRAND JURY PRIZE - WORLD CINEMA, DOCUMENTARY - SUNDANCE FESTIVAL 2014

China is the first country in the world to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder.
WEB JUNKIE is a feature documentary, which identifies Internet Addiction and spotlights the revolutionary treatment used in Chinese Rehab Centers. Internet addiction is now a global issue. An increasing number of people, especially young adults, are using the Internet more than ever before. The film delves into a Beijing treatment center and explores the cases of three young Chinese teenagers from the day they arrive at the treatment center through the 3 months period of being held at the center, and then their return to their homes. The film follows both the underlying issues related to the disorders, as well as the manner and treatment the patients receive. Prof. Tao Ran established the world's first Internet Addiction clinic, and he promises to cure children of so-called Internet Addiction, an ailment that has grown into one of China's most feared public health hazards.

The program admits children between the ages of 13 and 18; they are forced to undergo military-inspired physical training and comply with monitored sleep and food standards. Throughout their stay at the clinic, they are patrolled by the military guards who protect the children's quarters, which like prison cells are surrounded by gates and fences. Despite such conditions, parents voluntarily send their children to the treatment center and relinquish personal involvement. There is no one-on-one therapy, and the children's emotional needs are met with group therapy sessions twice a week. The treatment is very expensive, and parents often have no choice but to borrow money in order to afford to send their child to the clinic. For them it is worth it - steering their kid away from this addiction and redevelop their real life communication skills is a top priority.

WEB JUNKIE provides a microcosm of modern Chinese life, examines inter-generational pressures, and takes a hard look at one of the symptoms of the so-called Internet age.

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#16008/1047   88 minutes 2014  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

SPANKING DEBATE (THE): Hands on or Hands Off

Does spanking send kids a clear message of what’s right and what’s wrong? Or the message that violence is how to get your way? When spanking doesn’t change behavior, what’s a parent to try next?

This program is an investigation of spanking - the most familiar form of corporal punishment-- as well as other physical punishments that are legal in many places. Viewers are given space to interpret their own experiences and values as we examine the common result of worldwide studies: corporal punishment works! But, it "works" only while the child is being hit and for a very short time afterward.

Long-term, a different picture emerges. When parents inflict pain, what a child feels most is rejection, which does not drive the desired response. Instead of compelling a desire to please, parental rejection compels anger, detachment and distrust - feelings that lead to social withdrawal and a desire to hurt back or take it out on others. Children who are spanked will typically develop a low opinion of themselves, matching the one they believe their parents hold of them.

So, if the parental power to cause physical and emotional pain does not instill the desired behavioral change, where’s the value in that position of power?

In this program, we show viewers how parents can harness the unique power of their position to get the results they seek. We offer concrete examples of adults meeting their own needs and encouraging children to do the same, in ways that are simple, socially acceptable, effective, and positive. We explain that real change happens with practice over time, not in an instant or in a particular moment. And we demonstrate that learning to handle conflict, disappointment, or anger is not like learning how to spell a single word - it’s more like learning to speak an entire language.

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#16000/1120   17 minutes 2015  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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KEEPING THE WISDOM AND SHARING OUR GIFTS
Honoring indigenous legacy and empowering future leaders is more complex than it may sound and often pulls individuals in conflicting directions. Dr. Beth Boyd borrows from international humanitarian guidelines for empowering communities in disaster response to explore the issues involved in "keeping our wisdom" while truly empowering students to go forward and develop their own unique gifts. This indigenous approach emphasizes strengths, opportunities, resources for gaining experience and skills, and holistic systems of support to empower students’ development as future leaders. 
#15994/1410   50 minutes 2013  $349.95 *Streaming available 
    


Native Silence is a solemn account of the legacy of forced adoption on Native American children, torn from their tribal communities and placed in foster care and boarding schools. Joyce, is a recovered drug-addict and now mental health worker, and Paulette, a mother who ‘doesn’t associate’ with the Natives in her town. Their stories reflect the struggle that they and many others faced growing up as Native American within larger non-Indian culture.

AWARDS
*Official Selection, Red Nation Film Festival, 2013
*Official Selection, American Indian Film Festival, 2013
*Aspen Shortsfest, Official Selection, 2014
*Finalist, National Short Film Competition, USA Film Festival, 2014

"An unsparing look at the modern struggles of Native Americans, Native Silence is an eye opening documentary" Andrew Travers, Aspen Daily News

"Powerful and well done, It brought tears to my eyes. We are a dying people (according to the US census) and nobody knows. This film is what WE need. On behalf of my people, who didn’t have a voice or chance to speak - I say you are doing a good thing for us." Lynnette Grey Bull, Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux band of Sitting Bull Social Worker TRUST, Arizona (training and resources united to stop trafficking)

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#15993/0605   23 minutes 2013  $329.95 *Streaming available 
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PRIVILEGING INDIGENOUS VOICES: Hearing the Wisdom of Generations (3 Programs)
This series consists of three programs dealing with counseling and psychological issues pertaining particularly to first nations/indigenous persons: their relation to their traditions; their separateness; their cultural development.

INDIGENOUS VOICES: Witnessing the Wisdom of Our Elders
Jean Chin, Teresa LaFromboise, Thomas Parham, Joseph Trimble, and Melba Vasquez - Powerful and inspiring, these pioneers paved the way for others with their tireless work to advance the field of multicultural counseling and psychology. Their stories of their upbringing, their work in counseling psychology, and their words of wisdom will inspire us all. 120 minutes

MENTORING ETHNIC MINORITY STUDENTS TO SUCCEED IN A WHITE GRADUATE PROGRAM with Carolyn Barkus
This presentation highlights the life journey of the author from her reservation home to her current position of elder and mentor to ethnic minority graduate students. Carolyn shares her lessons learned in twenty six years of training and mentoring American Indian and other ethnic minority graduate students to become psychologists. Those who return to serve ethnic minority communities are encouraged to focus on "being" rather than "doing". 48 minutes

NATIVE IMPLOSION OF A RACIAL/CULTURAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT MODEL with Jill Hill and Rocky Robbins
Having interviewed a Native American sun dancer four times about his racial/cultural identity development, Robbins and Hill analyze the resulting data in its relation to existing racial/cultural models. Upon seeing incongruities between the stages set forth by existing models and the stages that the participant discussed, the researchers use his stories to implode previously proposed stages. A new Native American developmental model is created based on the data derived from the study. Though it is somewhat limited at this point, values that Native Americans value in general, such as circularity, humor, and perserverance become the basis for future work on this model. 54 minutes

*Programs are available separately 
#15992/1410  2011  $359.95 *Streaming available 
    

This program shows how combining the Socratic process of questioning with the guidelines of Adler can generate life-changing questions for a therapist to utilize in assisting a client. It presents a simple approach to helping clients move from disappointment, discontent, and dysfunction to an autonomous, rewarding, values-focused life. 
#15982/1410   30 minutes 2014  $149.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
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Whether you have cared for your loved one for one year or many, when it ends, it will feel abrupt. The life and routine that have become yours, suddenly comes to an end with a finality that is painful on many levels. You have become a different person during your caregiving experience, yet you haven’t had time to realize who that person is. Your focus was on someone else, and the thought of shifting that focus to yourself - may be scary. However, exploring who you are, now, as well as what you learned about yourself - and about life itself - during your caregiving experience can be an experience full of discovery and adventure...

1. A New Beginning - there is a natural sense of loss when the need for our caregiving is over. We face the double sorrow of the death of our loved one as well as the ending of our primary purpose and role in life. It is important to acknowledge our grief and complicated feelings.

2. A New Normal Part of the experience of after-caregiving is to find a "new normal". Many factors go into the development of new identity after the death of a loved one. It is okay to feel inadequate, overwhelmed, and to ask for help in facing the unfamiliar.

3. New Life Discoveries - as we walk through the process of rebuilding our lives we find that life may turn out to be completely different, new, even exciting. It is important to give ourselves permission to experience these things and be willing to look toward the future.
 
#15981/1710   48 minutes 2014  $179.95 *Streaming available 
    

THESE DAYS explores the aftermath of a youth suicide (Malik) on his friends, family and school community. Targeted firmly at teenagers in language and tone with a very honest look at teenage life today. The narrative focuses on Malik's friend Chloe as she struggles with the grief and depression that follow this tragedy. Provides an opportunity for viewers to reflect on warning signs, positive and negative coping strategies, and ultimately the importance of resilience and a strong support network.

Included in this package is a GUIDE FOR TEACHERS that provides background information on suicide and advice about how to discuss suicide in a classroom setting. Helps viewers understand what leads to suicide/suicidal thoughts among teens, the warning signs you may see in the school setting and what to do if you suspect a student is suicidal. Also looks at how teachers can support themselves, the school community and students who are dealing with the aftermath of a student's suicide or attempted suicide"

THIS ENTIRE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- These Days: A Short Film on Youth Suicide
- These Days: A Short Film on Youth Suicide (Censored Version)
- These Days: A Short Film on Youth Suicide (with Extended Commentary)
- Understanding Youth Suicide: A Guide for Teachers
- Discussion guide with questions to consider and student activities to support mental health and wellbeing
- Consent form template in case you wish to obtain parental consent prior to viewing
- Instruction on how to use the videos 
#15976/0545   62 minutes 2013  $129.95  Grades 10 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

*WINNER! Documentary NYC festival, Grand Jury Prize Winner
"An experience unlike any other...One of the truest portraits of family I have ever seen." Toronto Film Scene

"I’m not really one of those parents of a kid with special needs who thinks it’s a gift from God or a blessing in disguise," says filmmaker Kelly O’Brien. O’Brien speaks honestly about her struggle to cope for the first five years following the birth of Teddy, born with extensive brain damage resulting from an in-utero viral infection. The rewards as well as the challenges of caring for him are evident in Softening, a lyrical cinematic diary O’Brien created to celebrate her son’s inherent beauty and the joy he brings to his family’s life. His big sister’s vast affection and his father’s poignant observation that all Teddy’s physical limitations fall away when he dreams help to dispel the fear and discomfort often surrounding the topic of disability. In leaving out the grittier details of Teddy’s daily regimen to focus on the moments of intimacy and play, the film also documents O’Brien’s gradual process of opening up emotionally - her softening - about her son’s difficult diagnosis.

*Closed Captioned 
#15972/0635   39 minutes 2012  $189.95 *CC 
    


Human trafficking is the business of slavery - buying, owing, and selling people - and there are more people facing this reality today than at any other point in history. Uncover the horrifying and heartbreaking underworld of human slavery through this fictional short film. While the story accurately illustrates trafficking in America, it also demonstrates there is plenty of reason to hope. The tide is turning. We CAN end modern-day slavery in our lifetime.

The DVD also includes interviews with the film’s producers, actors Stephen Baldwin (Usual Suspects) and Lauren Sweetser (Winter’s Bone), as well as a mother of a teenage trafficking victim and Dan Emr, founder and executive director of Worthwhile Wear, an organization that rescues girls from forced prostitution and given them opportunities to overcome poverty through vocational training. The interviews help give real-life context to this urgent human rights issue.

Stop Traffick short film: 15 minutes
Human Trafficking in America: 21 minutes

*Closed Captioned
 
#15966/1290   35 minutes 2014  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    


NATIVE PLANET is a six part documentary series that takes you around the world to experience the passion and connection native peoples have with mother earth - and their will to defend it. In each 45-minute program, guide and narrative host Simon Baker transports you to the front lines of the most compelling Aboriginal conflicts taking place around the planet today. Whether the fight is for land, water or indigenous rights, these programs take you deep into fascinating Aboriginal communities and cultures where charismatic leaders are waging a passionate defense of the planet. When climate change and environmental disasters dominate headlines and influence social change, NATIVE PLANET intimately reveals an indigenous perspective on issues that may soon determine the balance of humanity on earth.

CANADA - LIVING WITH THE TAR SANDS
From his home in the Squamish Nation, Canada host Simon Baker traces the path of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, from the Oil Sands in Alberta to the tanker terminal planned for Kitimat, BC., to understand why First Nations are opposed.
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HAWAII - THE STOLEN NATION
Host Simon Baker travels to Hawaii to examine the growing native sovereignty movement and how it helped halt construction of the largest public infrastructure project in Hawaii’s history.
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UNITED STATES - SURVIVING THE COLD WAR AND URANIUM MINING
Host Simon Baker examines the environmental and social impact that abandoned uranium mines and the cold war nuclear testing are having on the Navajo Nation.
*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
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ECUADOR - SAVING PACHAMAMA (Mother Earth)
Host Simon Baker travels to Ecuador and deep into the Amazon jungle to meet one Aboriginal tribe waging an international fight to keep oil companies and their government off their territory.
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NEW ZEALAND - RESTORING THE "MAURI"
Host Simon Baker travels to New Zealand’s North Island to see how science and indigenous knowledge are combining to breathe life back into a sacred lake decimated by years of industrial pollution.
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AUSTRALIA - PROTECTING THE "SONG LINE"
Host Simon Baker travels to Northwest Australia - where culture is m ore important than profit - to visit one Aboriginal tribe defending their ‘song lines’ and way of life as their government and corporations attempt to develop the world’s largest natural gas fields around them.
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Detailed information on each program is available upon request
 
#15965/0390  2014  $869.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


A growing number of children and youth are presenting as demanding, prescriptive, bossy and controlling. A disturbing number of these alpha children are turning into bullies as well. Alpha children can be challenging to manage and, by their nature, are more likely to present with troubling behaviour. This is making the child-adult dance much more difficult than it used to be or needs to be, despite the plethora of advice-giving and strategies available today. Internationally renowned developmental psychologist Dr. Neufeld uncovers the surprising roots of the alpha complex and in doing so, opens the doors for lasting change: in the family, in the classroom and in society.

In just over four hours (divided into four one-hour sessions), Dr. Neufeld captures the essence of what is wrong and what is needed when it comes to matters of alpha and dependency. This course is designed for all those involved in raising, teaching and working with children.

*This Course is also available with French Audio and French Slides.

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#15962/1400   240 minutes 2013  $129.95 *Streaming available 
    

EVERY THREE SECONDS: It's Time

"Extraordinary! It takes complex issues and challenges facing our world today and makes them accessible to everyone, from first-graders to retirees. What's more, it takes you on a journey alongside regular AND inspiring individuals who are making the world a better place -- in simple, friendly, and incredibly powerful ways. Everybody should see this movie!"
April Rinne, Sharing Economy Expert, Advisor and Social Innovator

Every three seconds someone in the world dies from factors related to extreme poverty - 30,000 people a day and 10.5 million a year. The sheer magnitude can be overwhelming, causing people to ask the question, "What can one person do, to possibly make a difference?"

This film, through its portraits of five ordinary folks, will show audiences that each one of us has the potential to do great things to change the world. We hope to inspire a movement and uncover a new wave of change agents and previously untapped resources.

*Closed Captioned
*School Boards and Non-Profit 40% discount

EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS:
Adolescence, Africa, American Studies, Anthropology, Biographies/Profiles, Business, Communication, Cultural Studies, Economics, Family Relations, Globalization, History (U.S.), History (World), Human Rights, Justice, Labor Studies, Media Studies, Medicine, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Philosophy, Political Science, Science, Urban Studies
 
#15952/0645   100 minutes 2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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WHAT'S FOR DINNER?

Meat is now central to billions of people's daily meals. The environmental, climate, public health, ethical, and human impacts are enormous and remain largely undocumented. WHAT'S FOR DINNER? explores this terrain in fast-globalizing China through the eyes of a retired pig farmer in rural Jiangxi province; a vegan restaurateur in Beijing; a bullish young livestock entrepreneur; and residents of the province known as the 'world's factory' contending with water polluted by wastes from pig factory farms. They personalize the vast trends around them, in a country on the cusp of becoming a world power. Given that every fifth person in the world is Chinese, what the Chinese eat and how China produces its food, affects not only China, but the world, too.

*SUB-TITLED IN ENGLISH

WINNER OF MANY AWARDS
Official Selection, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, Washington, DC
Official Selection, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca, NY
Official Selection, Osian's-Cinefan Festival 2012, New Delhi, India
Official Selectin, Awareness Film Festival 2011, Los Angeles, California
Official Selection, Green Film Festival 2011, Seoul, South Korea
Official Selection, San Diego Asian Film Festival 2011, San Diego, California

ABOUT THE FILM'S SUBJECTS:

Dr. Tian Yongsheng is a government official and vegetarian who worries about the ecological impacts of feeding a growing livestock population.

Wang Ronghua is a young pig and poultry livestock entrepreneur is building a new pig facility in his hometown.

Wen Bo, one of China's leading environmentalists, works for National Geographic's Global Exploration Fund for China.

Wu Xiaohong is an animal welfare activist in Beijing.
Xiao Muxiu is a pig farmer whose small-scale business is threatened by the fluctuating price of pork.

Xie Hongying owns Donald Macky restaurant, a home-grown Chinese fast food outlet in Ji'an City.

Xie Zheng is a pop star, activist, and founder of the vegetarian advocacy group Don't Eat Friends.

Yu Li is the owner of Vegan Hut in Beijing.

Yi Shengming is a pig farmer in Yi village in Jianxi province.

Zhou Shuzhen is a retired pig farmer in Jiangxi province.

"What's For Dinner? documents in gripping detail China's headlong transition to industrial animal agriculture and the tragic impact it has on animals, public health, and the environment. The film triumphs in vividly highlighting the inexorable economic logic driving the consolidation of pigs into nascent CAFOs that are burgeoning across the countryside to meet China's growing demand for meat. Alongside an empathetic but critical portrayal of China's growing consumer preference for meat, "What's for Dinner?" also captures the rise of a vegan/vegetarian undercurrent that's emerging to counter the trend toward factory farming... The film would be an ideal supplement to any course exploring the environmental, economic, and ethical implications of animal agriculture." James McWilliams, PhD, Author

"What's for Dinner? brings into sharp contrast the China of today and the China of twenty years ago. It is an easily absorbable film that can be used as a learning tool for any student interested in the potential impacts of meat consumption on the earth writ large, including chronic diseases and the environment. It also highlights the influence of Western culture and economic affluence on eating patterns across the world, a phenomenon that will be of interest to anyone studying or teaching global public health. A highly recommended film." - Amy Joyce, Associate Director, Public Health Practice, NYU Global Institute of Public Health

"What's For Dinner is an urgent and compelling documentary about the globalization of industrial meat production. It documents the consequences of rising meat consumption in China, detailing its impact on health, labor, animal welfare, and the environment. I can attest to the pedagogical and political power of this film." - Maria Elena Garcia, Director, Comparative History of Ideas Program, University of Washington

"What’s For Dinner? is a powerful teaching tool. The film is engaging for lay audiences and sophisticated enough for experts in related fields — I would highly recommend to both." - Mark Foran, MD, MPH, NYU School of Medicine

"We often read about the environmental and health impacts of food production in the US, but what about in rapidly growing China? What's For Dinner? introduces us to the challenges of large-scale animal agriculture in China. It surveys the "big picture" - food shortages, industrialization, and environmental impact - through a set of clear, engaging interviews and personal stories. This is an excellent film for environmental studies or other students interested in the origins and impacts posed by animal agriculture in a global context." - Christopher P. Schlottmann, Associate Director of Environmental Studies, New York University

"What's For Dinner?" delivers an insightful presentation of the many challenges posed by China's expanding animal agriculture." - Peter J. Li, Associate Professor of East Asian Politics, University of Houston-Downtown

"I used What's For Dinner? for the first time in my Animals in Commodities class in the Canisius College Anthrozoology Masters program last semester... The students found the film very useful in helping us to look at the connections between meat production and consumption, status, and globalization." - Margo DeMello, Professor of Sociology, Cultural Studies and Anthropology, Canisius College and Central New Mexico Community College

"In China nothing is done on a small-scale, so the exploding growth in meat consumption has created staggering levels of water pollution from factory farms. What's For Dinner? doesn't preach, but rather lets the story unfold thorough conversations with farmers, meat processors talking about their booming business, shoppers at the market, and communities angered by their fouled rivers." - Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center

 
#15950/0899   29 minutes 2014  $299.95 *CC 
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RISE OF ISIS (THE)
FRONTLINE investigates the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. Correspondent Martin Smith reports from Iraq on how the country began coming undone after the American withdrawal and what it means for the U.S. to be fighting there again. *SDH Captioned 
#15949/1725   60 minutes 2014  $119.95 *CC 
    


We live in hyper-sexualized times. The press, advertisements and TV are constantly putting naked women and their genitalia on display. But many women are still deeply prudish when it comes to the relationship with their own body. In public we see airbrushed, de-individualized anatomies which conform to the standards of attractiveness used by the porn industry. The ideal image of the smooth, perfectly shaped vulva with symmetrical labia has little to do with the actual shape of most female genitalia. The resultant insecurity many women feel about their own bodies has proven to be a goldmine for cosmetic genital surgery which promises to manufacture the perfect vagina via the surgeon's scalpel.

With their comprehensive and unflustered research into the history of this particular aspect of the female anatomy in the 21st century, the directors shed light on every facet of the matter in hand, from sex education to censorship, from the airbrushing of ‘misshapen’ labia in pornographic images to the work of activists against female genital mutilation - and in doing so celebrate the diversity of the female body.

*SUB-TITLED IN ENGLISH

"Amusing and horrifying by turns, but consistently fascinating throughout."
The Hollywood Reporter

"An enthralling documentary." The Huffington Post

"Warm and affectionate whilst incredibly informative." Cinecola

"A wonderful start to a conversation about a socially taboo subject, deserving of more thorough exploration." Verite Film Magazine

WINNER OF MANY AWARDS
*Honorable Mention for Documentary Narrative Feature, TLVFest 2014
*Berlinale 2014
*Doxa Documentary Festival 2014
 
#15948/0899   78 minutes 2014  $449.95 *CC 
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OUR DAILY POISON

According to the World Health Organization, the incidence of cancer has doubled over the last thirty years (after allowing for the population aging factor). Over this period, the increase in leukemia and brain tumors in children has been around 2% per year. The WHO has observed a similar trend for neurological diseases (Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s) and autoimmune disorders, and for reproduction dysfunctions. What explanations can be found for this worrying epidemic, which is hitting the "developed" countries particularly hard?

Haunted by that question, director Marie-Monique Robin launches an in-depth investigation into everyday products and the system charged with regulating them. Robin digs through the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) archives, manages to talk her way into secret meetings, and meets with regulators and respected renegade researchers throughout North American and Europe.

The result is OUR DAILY POISON - a shocking documentary film that reveals a broken safety system concerned more with protecting trade secrets than human health. (In one key moment, a member of the UN agency responsible for setting acceptable daily limits of poisonous chemicals admits that the numbers are "theoretical" and have "nothing to do with the real world".) The film shows that the main cause of the epidemic is environmental: it is the result of the 100,000 chemical molecules that have invaded our environment, and primarily our food, since the end of the Second World War.

The film is divided into three distinct, but interrelated sections, making it ideal for classroom use. In the first, Robin meets farmers suffering horrific health problems - such as leukemia, Parkinson's, and brain lesions - linked to pesticide poisoning, and looks into the effects those same pesticides have on people eating fruits and vegetables.

Robin then moves on to the broken regulatory regime, using the artificial sweetener Aspartame as a case study. It is a cautionary tale about the revolving door between government and industry, and the influence of money on research findings. Finally, OUR DAILY POISON reveals the inadequacies of testing individual compounds in a world where everyone carries around a cocktail of synthetic chemicals absorbed from food and the environment - many of them mimicking the body's own hormones.

OUR DAILY POISON is a smart, well-researched and thoroughly compelling documentary that will reshape the way you think about everyday products and the systems that are supposed to ensure their safety.

*SUB-TITLED IN ENGLISH

3 1/2 STARS - "OUR DAILY POISON makes a strong case that corporate interests have trumped truth at the expense of consumers' health, offering a sobering exposé of industries intent on profit over safely-and governments asleep at the helm. Highly Recommended." Video Librarian

"A superb blend of archival footage and documentation, as well as personal and expert interviews. ...It offers a fascinating and somewhat horrifying look at the production of food across the globe as it makes its way from farmers' fields to our plates. The cinematography and sound quality are excellent. OUR DAILY POISON would make a great addition to any library, public, academic, or classroom collection. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" Educational Media Reviews Online

"A meticulous investigation." VSD

"The battery of evidence is chilling." Marianne Magazine

"The film serves as a good model of scientific methodology, the interpretation of results based on personal perspective, and the role of peer review and independent studies in science. Media and government play a prominent role as well. And if government testing sounds kind of boring, you haven’t seen the film yet."
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
 
#15947/0899   112 minutes 2011  $439.95 *CC 
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FORGOTTEN SPACE (THE)
The "forgotten space" is the sea, the oceans through which 90% of the world's cargo now passes. At the heart of this space is the container box, which, since its invention in the 1950s, has become one of the most important mechanisms for the global spread of capitalism.

The film follows the container box along the international supply chain, from ships to barges, trains, and trucks, mapping the byzantine networks that connect producers to consumers (and more and more frequently, producing nations to consuming ones). Visiting the major ports of Rotterdam, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Guangdong province, and many places between, it connects the economic puzzle pieces that corporations and governments would prefer remain scattered.

We meet people who have been reduced to cogs in this increasingly automated machine - the invisible laborers who staff the cargo ships, steer the barges, drive the trucks, and migrate to the factories, and whose low wages form the base of the entire enterprise. The film also introduces us to those who this system's efficiency has marginalized: the longtime unemployed occupants of a California tent city, Dutch farmers whose land is bisected by a new high-speed train line, and the displaced residents of Doel, Belgium, whose city is slated for demolition in order to expand the port of Antwerp.

Employing a wide range of materials and styles, from interviews to classic film clips, essayistic voiceover to observational footage, THE FORGOTTEN SPACE provides a panoramic portrait of the new global economy and a compelling argument about why it must change.

*SUB-TITLED IN ENGLISH

"An engrossing and provocative essay film... Various experts offer informative analysis, but the testimony of seamen, factory workers and residents of a California homeless encampment is at the heart of the film's guiding ethical and aesthetic principles, which have to do with the defense of human dignity in the face of a system that so often appears hostile or indifferent to it." A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"THE FORGOTTEN SPACE begins as an investigative documentary and concludes as a mythopoeic essay on modernity and the sea." Artforum

"To say that the subject of THE FORGOTTEN SPACE is the global transformation of labor caused by container cargo shipping is like saying that WAGON MASTER is a Western. Noel Burch and Allan Sekula's essay film is a journey around the world, to the ports of Rotterdam, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bilbao-each a trove of stories, encounters, and observations at times angry and at times wry. The whole thing is held together by Sekula's adventure-happy, politically astute, partisan commentary, which itself is a masterpiece of nonfiction." Olaf Möller, Film Comment

"Too political for mainstream taste, obligatory for everyone else."
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Film Comment

"About containerization and all of its social implications, and not about the container itself... the film's power lies in the way it depicts a range of spaces that are 'forgotten' amidst the mobilities of global capitalism ... invaluable"
Philip E. Steinberg, Society and Space

"Remarkable ... A smart assemblage ... a study in social institutions."
Brett Story, Antipode

WINNER OF MANY AWARDS
Premiere, 2010 Venice International Film Festival
2010 Doclisboa (Portugal)
2010 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
2011 Jeonju International Film Festival
2011 HotDocs
2011 Era New Horizons (Poland)
2011 Montreal International Film Festival 
#15946/0899   112 minutes 2010  $439.95 *CC 
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The CELEBRATE ONLINE LIBRARY FOR EDUCATORS is a one-year, unlimited access subscription to all of Dewitt Jones' films, complete with support materials, for a special price!

For years, educators at all levels have been using Dewitt Jones' films to improve engagement between faculty, parents, and students. These best-selling programs offer simple, yet powerful messages that encourage meaningful conversation, help us focus on the positive, and invite positive change.

This collection includes Dewitt's five best-selling, full-length films, two short films, and 23 clips; his best stories from the feature films. The library also includes all support materials. Additionally, the library is easy to navigate with multi-level search capabilities.

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#15945/1943  2014  $1,195.00 *Streaming available 
    

SMILING THROUGH THE APOCALYPSE

"[This] poignant personal memoir and a chronicle of a fascinating period in cultural and literary history takes a look at the scintillating tenure of Harold Hayes, the editor of Esquire magazine during the 1960s. Skillfully edited and energetically paced, Smiling Through provides a memorable time capsule for those who miss the smart magazines that will never return." The Hollywood Reporter

Esquire magazine was a galvanizing force in American culture from the early 1960s through the early '70s. Forging its pop-cultural capital on the basis of provocative cover art, intellectual audacity and riveting articles by the preeminent and cutting edge writers of the time, the magazine captured the zeitgeist of America in the crucible of the '60s.

The chief architect of this print revolution was Harold Hayes, a brilliant and tenacious editor who granted Esquire's contributors unprecedented journalistic freedom. Hayes' fearless instincts provided a haven for writers like Gore Vidal, Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, Nora Ephron, William F. Buckley and Norman Mailer, and nurtured the iconoclastic talents of art director George Lois. By making it possible for writers and artists to bring novelistic techniques into reportage Hayes fostered what became known as "New Journalism".

The indelible cultural contributions captured in this enthralling documentary by his son, Tom Hayes, provide a vivid context for nothing less than the rebirth of American aesthetics. Featuring interviews with Robert Benton, Candice Bergen, Peter Bogdanovich, Brock Brower, Graydon Carter, Lee Eisenberg, Harlan Ellison, Nora Ephron, Robert Frank, Hugh Hefner, Tom Meehan, Frank Rich, Bob Rifkind, Gay Talese, Gore Vidal, Ed Wilson, Tom Wolfe and many others.

Educational Interest - American Studies, Biographies/Profiles, Business, Cold War Era, Communication, Design, Family Relations, Fashion, History (U.S.), Literature, Media Studies, Vietnam
 
#15942/0645   99 minutes 2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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GRANITO: How to Nail a Dictator
"GRANITO...doesn't simply relate history; it is also part of history."
Stephen Holden, New York Times..

Sometimes a film makes history; it doesn’t just document it. So it is with "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator", the astonishing film by Pamela Yates. Part political thriller, part memoir, Yates transports us back in time through a riveting, haunting tale of genocide and returns to the present with a cast of characters joined by destiny and the quest to bring a malevolent dictator to justice.

As if a watchful Maya god were weaving back together threads of a story unraveled by the passage of time, forgotten by most, our characters become integral to the overarching narrative of wrongs done and justice sought that they have pieced together, each adding their granito, their tiny grain of sand, to the epic tale.

*Available with English or Spanish sub-titles
*Closed Captioned

 
#15939/1927   82 minutes 2011  $399.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Late in the 20th century, in response to repeated mass atrocities that convulsed the world, more than 120 countries united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC) - the first permanent, independent (treaty based) international criminal court created to prosecute perpetrators (no matter how powerful) of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.

THE RECKONING: THE BATTLE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team for 3 years across 4 continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord’s Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur, challenging the UN Security Council to arrest him. Building cases against genocidal criminals presents huge challenges, and the Prosecutor has a justice mandate but no police force. At every turn, he must pressure the international community to muster political will for the cause.

Like a deft thriller, THE RECKONING keeps you on the edge of your seat, in this case with two riveting dramas - the prosecution of unspeakable crimes and the ICC’s fight for efficacy in its nascent years. As this tiny court in The Hague struggles to change the world and forge a new paradigm for justice, the forces of impunity fight back. Will the Prosecutor succeed? Will the world ensure that justice prevails?

*Available with English or Spanish sub-titles
*Closed Captioned 
#15938/1927   95 minutes 2009  $399.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Diseases that were largely eradicated a generation ago - including whooping cough, measles, mumps - are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. This program takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, and shed light on the risks of opting out. Most of us vaccinate our children, and do it on the recommended schedule. Yet many people have questions about the safety of vaccines, and in some communities, vaccination rates have fallen below the level needed to maintain "herd immunity" - allowing outbreaks to take hold and spread. This film draws on the latest, best available evidence to help parents find the answers. Highlighting real cases and placing them in historical context, VACCINES: CALLING THE SHOTS traces outbreaks of communicable diseases and demonstrates just how fast they can spread - and how many people can fall sick - when a community's immunity barrier falls. 
#15937/1725   60 minutes 2014  $99.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC 
    


"A powerful, comprehensive visual examination of the African-American image from the beginning of the photography medium to the present. Over 950 mostly original photographs of African Americans assist in weaving stories of representation, exclusion, pride, dignity, pain, shame, hate and stereotypical depictions that have been prominent in American culture." Documentary Magazine

The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost.

Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into lives, experiences and perspectives of black families that is absent from the traditional historical canon. These images show a much more complex and nuanced view of American culture and society and its founding ideals.

Inspired by Deborah Willis's book Reflections in Black and featuring the works of Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Clarissa Sligh and many others, Through a Lens Darkly introduces the viewer to a diverse yet focused community of storytellers who transform singular experiences into a communal journey of discovery - and a call to action.

EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS - African-American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Biographies/Profiles, Cinema Studies, Civil Rights, Communication, Cultural Studies, Design, Family Relations, Fashion, Gay & Lesbian Studies, History (U.S.), Media Studies, Performance, Photography

*Closed Captioned
 
#15936/0645   92 minutes 2013  $449.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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It's not like most little girls growing up in the 1970's and 1980's thought, "oh I can't wait to grow up and pick my sperm over the Internet." But the truth is right now only 6% of North American children will grow up in a "traditional family" and we're lucky to have some of the best reproductive options worldwide. Director Deirdre Fishel takes an intimate, behind the scenes look at her own experiences and that of three other diverse women as they go on a trip they never imagined--to try to have children solo using donor sperm.

A powerful tool for courses in Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies and Gender Studies, the film documents women willing to struggle with parents, money, one with a new boyfriend, another with her African American Baptist church, in order not to miss parenting. In following these women over years, as they move from fear and self-consciousness to gratitude and celebration, the documentary adds depth and insight into the new options facing women today.

From the strangeness and humor of picking an anonymous donor to the creation of joyous families of both biological and adopted children, SPERM DONOR X: A Different Conception provides a powerful challenge to old ideas about making a family.

*Transcript available

REVIEWS

"In telling her own story and that of three other women, Deirdre Fishel speaks for the many thousands of women who have or are considering becoming single mothers by choice. Her openness and honesty are breathtaking. She presents a beautiful and indisputable counterpoint to the many incorrect assumptions about why women are pursuing parenthood on their own."
Rosanna Hertz, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College

"By following a group of women over several years, Sperm Donor X grounds and illuminates the social, economic & emotional issues of women trying to having children alone with reproductive technology. The diversity of the group and the diversity of their experiences makes this a truly powerful tool for discussion in University classrooms." Josephine Anstey, Media Studies, University of Buffalo 
#15934/1416   56 minutes 2012  $279.95 *Streaming available 
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"This film is more than a documentary; it is a wakeup call, a call for healing and a call for action. I highly recommend it." Max G. Feirstein, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Faculty, Ph.D. Program at the California School of Professional Psychology

"Patrick Brown's documentary account of the quiet horror of child sexual abuse is poignant, evocative and important. Directed with respect and simplicity, it raises awareness of what happens, on a daily basis, to children from ordinary families in ordinary towns. The various interviews are moving, pure, and told without pretense. I recommend it highly." Steven Isaacman, Psy.D., LMFT, FIPA/Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

"An exceptionally powerful film and an important tool for advocates seeking justice for victims of child sexual abuse. It is a call to action offered from the hearts and in the voices of survivors about the pain and long term impact of child sexual abuse and its effect on families and communities." Justine Andronici, Esquire/Attorney and Advocate

IN A TOWN THIS SIZE introduces an Oklahoma town and its long-ignored tragedy of child sexual abuse by a prominent pediatrician. Covering events in the 1960's and 1970's and into present times, Patrick V. Brown introduces us to his childhood and family friends - none of who spoke directly to one another about the abuse while it occurred and who now share their stories on film. The film illustrates that with determination, support and direct conversation about abuse, those harmed can choose their survival.

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#15933/0645   71 minutes 2013  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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"Smart and serious! Offers a survey of the virtual world's creeping infiltration into our lives." The Independent

"This is not just a well-made film, it is the starting point of a vital discussion."
The Camden New Review

"A riveting case for the prosecution of the web as a creature that bears careful watching." The Herald

InRealLife asks what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children? Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of teenagers to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive. Quietly building its case, Kidron's film asks if we can afford to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net?

While newspapers alternately praise and panic about the glittering world of the Internet, there is a generation of children who have grown up with a smart phone in their hand, connected to the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Public discourse seems to revolve around privacy, an issue that embodies the fears and concerns of adults. What is less discussed is what it really means to always be online, never alone and increasingly bombarded by a world that has something to sell you and appears to know you better than yourself. A world that is so ubiquitous that it is the first thing you see as you wake up in the morning and the last thing you see before you go to sleep at night.

For adults there was a 'before' the net. But for the current generation, at the time of their most rapid development they have no other experience and few tools with which to negotiate the overwhelming parade of opportunity and cost that the internet delivers directly into their hands.

From the bedrooms of five disparate teenagers and then into the companies that profit from the internet, InRealLife takes a closer look at some of the behavioral outcomes that come from living in a commercially driven, 'interruption' culture.

Following the physical journey of the internet, from fiber optic cables through sewers and under oceans, from London to NYC and finally to Silicon Valley, the film reveals that what is often thought of as an 'open, democratic and free' world is in fact dominated by a small group of powerful players. Meanwhile our kids - merely pawns in the game - are adapting to this new world - along with their expectation of friendship, their cognition and their sexuality.

*Closed Captioned

* Educational Applications - Adolescence, Business, Communication, Education, Family Relations, Media Studies, Science

Featuring:

Maggie Jackson: Award-winning author of 'Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age' and former Boston Globe columnist.
Danah Boyd: Senior Researcher at Microsoft and one of the world's experts on youth culture surrounding technology and social media.
Nicholas Carr: Pulitzer-prize nominated author of 'The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.'
Sherry Turkle: Professor of Social science at MIT. Her research focuses on psychoanalysis and the human-technology relationship. In her most recent book, 'Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other' and her 2012 TED talk 'Connected, But Alone?' Turkle explores the authenticity of intimacy and connection through the internet.
Luis Von Ahn: Professor of Computer Sciences at Carnegie Mellon and pioneer of crowdsourcing, inventing CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA (later sold to Google) which earned him international recognition and numerous honors.
Clay Shirky: NYU professor, internet icon and writer on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies.
Jimmy Wales: Internet entrepreneur, free speech activist and co-founder of Wikipedia and Wikia.
Nick Negroponte: Founder of the Media Lab and the 'One Laptop per Child' non-profit association.
Julian Assange: Founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks.

And more!

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#15932/0645   90 minutes 2013  $339.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Do we own our things, or do they own us? NEVER ENOUGH probes our connection with the material world through three examples of people who have intimate relationships with their stuff.

Michele Gitlin lives in a small Manhattan apartment with 700 sweaters and 2,000 men's ties. In touch with the acute pain as well as the pleasure of over-collecting, she calls Ron Disaster Master Alford for help.

Ron, a self-schooled de-cluttering expert who has coined the term disposophobia and believes that clutter begins in the head, and ends up on the floor, comes over and determines that Michele is a hoarder with a rating of 8 (out of ten) on his clutter index.
We follow Ron as he visits David Guess, a retired marine in Florida who collected 7,800 beanie babies as an investment opportunity. It becomes clear David is depressed and that finding a bargain makes him feel better. His collecting threatens his marriage, but he begins to realize that consumption may not be the way to happiness.

Jay Helfenbein, a manic depressive, has to navigate narrow trails to get around his Brooklyn apartment. Jay's collecting got out of control when his parents died and his social world became the Home Shopping Network operators, who knew him by name and referred to him as a very good customer even though he clearly had a problem.

In an alternately humorous and dramatic approach, NEVER ENOUGH is a thought-provoking meditation on material culture, consumerism, mental illness and the social fabric of our lives.

*Closed Captioned
 
#15931/1416   53 minutes 2010  $189.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

SEX(ED): How Did you Learn About Sex?

"Fantastic! A compendium of sorts really of how sex ed has evolved - an eyeopening look at sex education in this country." Caroline Modarressy Tehrani, HuffPost Live

"SEX(ED) is not only funny but it's also an interesting and enlightening peek at the history of sex education - an entertaining timeline that should have viewers thinking back on their own memories of sex-ed."
Dina Gachman, USC Women of Cinematic Arts

When we learn about sex, we don't just learn about social mores and biology; what we learn affects our identity, our relationships and our ability to be intimate throughout our lives. Many people look back at how they learned about sex, whether it was a book, an embarrassing parental chat, a school presentation, or porn, and remember their shock and embarrassment. Sex(ed) captures the humor and vulnerability of those experiences while allowing us to look at the various agendas that shaped the content. To get at the truth behind the history and current state of sex education, SEX(ED)examines sex education films from the 1910s up to the present day. Often hilarious, sometimes instructive, and almost always awkward and embarrassing, these films reflect the changing moral, cultural and political attitudes that inspired them.

EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS- Adolescence, American Studies, Cinema Studies, Communication, Cultural Studies, Education, Family Relations, History (U.S.), HIV/AIDS, Political Science, Science, Women’s Studies

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#15930/0645   77 minutes 2013  $379.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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BRAND NEW YOU: Makeover Television and the American Dream

What do popular television makeover programs like What Not to Wear, The Biggest Loser, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and The Swan tell us about how to look and feel? What do they tell us about what a good life looks like in contemporary America? This new film based on Katherine Sender's book The Makeover explores these questions against the backdrop of American ideals of self-invention and upward mobility. Asking what it means to be an authentic self in an increasingly mediated world -- to be both ordinary and special, to be happy with who we are while always wanting something better -- Brand New You shows how the interventions featured in makeover shows, from weight loss to cosmetic surgery, reproduce conventional norms of physical attractiveness and success. Taking a wider social and cultural view, it also shows how these programs have become models of self-transformation at precisely the same time jobs have become harder to find and keep, and women and men have been forced to remake themselves to compete in a rapidly changing labor marketplace.

Intended for courses in communication, gender studies, critical race theory, history, and sociology. *English sub-titles

"Sender combines detailed empirical research with thoughtful and nuanced interpretation to provide us with a timely meditation on the limits -- and potentials -- of reflexivity. The result is a smart and original contribution to the way we think about popular culture and its relation to broader questions of self-hood, identity, and power."
Mark Andrejevic | Associate Professor, Critical & Cultural Studies, University of Queensland

"A smart and provocative analysis of the complex appeal of specific 'makeover' shows." S. Elizabeth Bird - Author of The Audience in Everyday Life
 
#15924/0685   60 minutes 2014  $339.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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CONSUMERISM AND THE LIMITS TO IMAGINATION

Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics, and our culture, even though a growing body of research suggests it may be well past its sell-by date. In this illustrated presentation based on his latest critically acclaimed book, media scholar Justin Lewis makes a compelling case that consumer capitalism can no longer deliver on its promise of enhancing quality of life, and argues that changing direction will require changing our media system and our cultural environment. After showing how consumer capitalism has become economically and environmentally unsustainable, Lewis explores how our cultural and information industries make it difficult to envision other forms of human progress by limiting critical thinking and keeping us locked in a cycle of consumption. And he argues that change will only be possible if we take culture seriously and transform the very way we organize our media and communications systems.

*English sub-titles

"Justin Lewis is one of the world's most acute observers of contemporary cultural politics. Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination alerts us, in an incisive but always humane way, to the excesses of consumption. This is a video with abiding lessons for us all." Toby Miller - Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of Cardiff

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#15923/0685   41 minutes 2014  $159.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

PORNLAND: How the Porn Industry Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

Pornography has moved from the margins of society into the very mainstream of American culture. From Internet pornography to MTV, pop culture industries bombard us with sexualized images of idealized women and men that jump off the screen and into our lives, shaping our gender identities, our body image, and especially our intimate relationships. In this multimedia presentation based on her acclaimed book, leading anti-porn feminist and scholar Gail Dines argues that the dominant images and stories disseminated by the multibillion-dollar pornography industry produce and reproduce a gender system that undermines equality and encourages violence against women. In direct opposition to claims that porn has delivered a more liberated, edgy sexuality, Dines reveals a mass-produced vision of sex that is profoundly sexist and destructive - a vision that limits our ability to create authentic, equal relationships free of violence and degradation. An ideal introduction to the core arguments of the feminist anti-pornography movement.

*English sub-titles

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"Dines understands both the economics and cultural power of the pornography industry perhaps better than anyone ever has."
Jackson Katz - Author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help

"Bravo to Gail Dines! She exposes a huge problem of our time that few people are willing to confront."
Diane Levin - Co- Author of So Sexy, So Soon

"Gail Dines presents one of the most intelligent, best-researched analyses of the frighteningly vast and violent industry of pornography that I have ever seen or read. Her impassioned treatment of the subject is matched by her intelligence, scholarship and clarity."
- Robin Morgan | Author, activist, and internationally renowned speaker
 
#15922/0685   34 minutes 2014  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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UNVEILED: Muslim Women Talk about Hijab

(UN)VEILED introduces the audience to ten Muslim women from various backgrounds who now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Their discussion about hijab, the headscarf, revolves around a lecture on the same topic that was banned last minute but delivered anyway.

In a time when Islam and especially Muslim women are represented as monolithic and beset by backwardness, the women in (un)veiled show the diverse, lively, argumentative debates in Muslim societies about the meanings of modernity, emancipation, and feminism. Dubai, where the filmmaker lived for eight months, becomes a character in itself, showing the complex face of a contemporary Arab city.

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Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Second Jury Prize, Black Maria Film Festival, 2008
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2008
MESA Film Festival, 2008
Women's International Film Festival, Miami, FL, 2009
Days of Ethnographic Film, Slovenia, 2009
University of British Columbia Ethnographic Film Festival, Canada, 2009
American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, 2009
American Sociological Association Film & Video Festival, San Francisco, CA 2009
Open Frame 2009, New Delhi, India
Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, MA, 2009
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, CO, 2009
International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009
3rd Women's Film Festival, Chennai, India, 2010
Luminato - Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity, Canada, 2010
 
#15911/0615   36 minutes 2008  $279.95 *Streaming available 
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TOILET TRAINING

This documentary video is a collaboration between transgender videomaker Tara Mateik and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, an organization dedicated to ending poverty and gender identity discrimination. The video addresses the persistent discrimination, harassment, and violence that people who transgress gender norms face in gender segregated bathrooms. Using the stories of people who have been harassed, arrested or beaten for trying to use bathrooms, TOILET TRAINING focuses on bathroom access in public space, in schools, and at work.

Includes discussion of legal questions of equal access; the health effects associated with "holding it"; and the social consequences of experiencing pervasive discrimination in bathrooms and other gendered spaces. Interviews with lawyers, social workers and activists explore current law and policy, and highlight recent and future policy changes necessary to enable equal bathroom access for all. Concluding with examples of policy change,

TOILET TRAINING provides a necessary foundation to public education and organizing to address this overlooked issue. This race, age, ability and gender diverse video is a great activist tool for those who want to struggle for gender self-determination and bathroom liberation for all people starting with local communities and institutions.

Also an excellent classroom resource. Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate classes in Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, LGBT Studies, Disability Studies, Law, Social Work and Education.

Comes with a COMPANION TOOLKIT full of useful facts and talking points about trans equality and bathroom access.

*As of 2010, the DVD is also sub-titled in Spanish
 
#15909/1944   30 minutes 2003  $239.95 *Streaming available 
    

MAJOR LEAGUES?
It's been a decade since the Federation of Cuban Women encouraged its members to form women's baseball teams. The call launched a movement that has seen women's teams spring up across the island - even as they face scorn and opposition from men who feel that women should not be playing what they see as a man's game.

"I had to choose between my boyfriend and baseball" says one of the women on the Havana team. "I chose baseball."

Major Leagues? follows the Havana team as they train and prepare for the annual March 8 Cup - the only official women's baseball tournament. Even at this all-female event, the women are expected to have their nails properly polished and their hair done "with a feminine touch."

While today's Cuban female baseball players are pioneers, they are not the first to pick up the bat. For a decade, starting in the mid-1940s, women's teams were feted in Cuba, their games covered in newspapers. Major Leagues? Introduces us to two of the stars of the era, and they discuss their experiences while sitting in the stands and standing in the infield at Havana's massive Estadio Latinoamericano.

Slowly but surely, today's players are changing attitudes. One man says he was "astonished" by the level of play at a game he attended, while other men defend the women's right to play. The film ends with a group of young baseball-playing boys who not only see nothing wrong with women playing the game - they seek them out for the autographs.

*SUB-TITLED IN ENGLISH 
#15895/0899   27 minutes 2013  $289.95 *CC 
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Housemaids are an integral part of the household in Brazil, and participate in the day-to-day life of the family. The employment of housemaids is almost obligatory among the middle and upper classes of the country. The vast majority of these housemaids are black women, who face high levels of inequality based on their gender, race and social class. Their role in the household raises important questions about public and private space, endurance and choice, and labor and family life.

For HOUSEMAIDS, director Gabriel Mascaro asked seven adolescents to film their family's housemaids for one week, and hand the footage over to him. Their images uncover the complex relationship that exists between housemaids and their employers, a relationship that confuses intimacy and power in the workplace and provides us with an insight into the echoes of a colonial past that linger in contemporary Brazil.

HOUSEMAIDS exposes and explores a hidden daily reality of Brazilian life.

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"No other film has ever managed to portray as deeply what is ingrained in the Brazilian unconsciousness." Luiz Carlos Merten, Estadão

"HOUSEMAIDS is humorous and sensitive, whilst also managing to be a profound work of denunciation...This is a rare example of recent Brazilian cinema that is capable of unsettling the very core of anyone who sees it ... an historic documentary." Pedro Butcher, Folha de São Paulo

"Highlights the historical weight that underpins each casual gesture, each behavioral standard we so distractedly repeat as we go about our quotidian choreography." Fabio Andrade, Cinética Magazine

Official Selection, Documentary Fortnight 2014, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Best Film, 2012 Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema
Special Mention, 2012 Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival
2012 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
2013 Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BAFICI)
2012 IndieLisboa (Portugal)
2012 EDOC Documentary Film Festival (Ecuador)
2012 FIDOCS Documentary Festival (Chile)
2012 Distrital Mexico
2012 Tempo Documentary Festival (Sweden)
2012 Brasilia Film Festival 
#15894/0899   76 minutes 2013  $449.95 *CC 
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"A bold work of cinematic journalism and a gripping human interest story, Mothers is highly recommended." Libertas Film Magazine

"Masterful... a most astonishing film!" Next Projection

Mothers is a gripping cinema vérité documentary that shows how China's one-child policy plays out in the daily lives of women in a northern Chinese village.

There are not a lot of job prospects in Ma, a community of 2,000 in Shanxi Province. Factories have closed, young people are leaving, and declining numbers are more of a problem than over-population. Still, town officials must strictly enforce the one-child policy. In the case of Ma, this means meeting an annual quota for the sterilization of women who have had more than one child.

At the heart of the documentary lies a high stakes cat-and-mouse game. On one side are the male deputy mayor Zhang Guo-hong and the female local director of women's care, Zhang Qing-mei. On the other: a schoolteacher named Rong Rong who is a mother of two - and who has managed so far to avoid sterilization. Now - faced with the prospect of failing to meet their quota - Qing-mei and Guo-hong are determined to make sure Rong Rong doesn't outwit them again. They appear at her house early in the morning, try to track her down through her relatives (including a grandmother who emphatically berates Guo-hong), and hold out a carrot in the form of the residency papers she will need for her second child.

Meanwhile, Qing-mei also travels through town on her red scooter, spreading the gospel of family planning at rallies and celebrations, and trying to exhort as many women as possible to submit to sterilization.

Without resorting to voice-over, MOTHERS offers a powerful feminist perspective, as we watch men developing and enforcing reproductive policies for women. Here, women's bodies are not an ideological battleground, but the epicenter of the conflict over the most banal of undertakings: meeting a quota. Eventually, even Guo-hong admits to the camera, "We're just scared of losing our jobs. Do you think I am really committed to this?"

*SUB-TITLED IN ENGLISH

Official Selection, Documentary Fortnight 2014, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Award HONORABLE MENTION, The Special Jury Award, 20th Sheffield Doc/Fest Film, 2013
Award Special Mention, 49th Chicago International Film Festival, Documentary Competition, 2013
San Diego Asian Festival 2014
2013 Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival, Competition 2013
14th The Jeonju International Film Festival, International Competition 2013
FIRST YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL -The nominations for best documentary 2013
The 6th Chinese Documentary Festival, competition section 2013
11th Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, CHINA BETWEEN CHAOS AND CONTROL, 2013
IDFA 2013, Best of Fests, 2013
54th Festival dei Popoli, Special event, 2013
30th Festival Belluard Bollwerk International in Fribourg, 2013 
#15892/0899   68 minutes 2013  $339.95 *CC 
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*Award of Excellence, Society for Visual Anthropology
*American Anthropological Association Conference Film Festival
*National Women's Studies Association Conference Film Festival
*Association for Asian Studies Conference Film Festival

The demand for domestic help is increasing in the West, because in many families both parents must work for economic survival. One consequence is migration: escalating numbers of women in the Third World are leaving their own children to take care of kids in the West.

Women from the Philippines are well regarded by prospective employers in the United States and Europe. They speak English, are Catholic, and according to many, are caring, intelligent, and compliant. Or, as Rhacel Parrenas (author of the study Global Servants) remarks, "The Filipino nanny is the Mercedes Benz amongst the international [caregivers]."

The money the expatriates earn in the West is sent home to the Philippines, where local help can then be hired to look after their children. This money is the Philippines' largest source of income in foreign currency.

CHAIN OF LOVE is a film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how this export affects the women involved, their families in the Philippines, and families in the West.

*SUB-TITLED IN ENGLISH

"A comprehensive look at one of the consequences of the global economy...appropriate for any level of higher education." Anthropology Review Database

"An excellent documentary for anyone trying to understand the current processes of globalization. One of the strengths of the film is that it included many perspectives. ...does an outstanding job of exploring key issues... An excellent and timely documentary that focuses on important gender aspects of work in the global economy." Asian Educational Media Service's 'News and Reviews'

"A much-needed reminder on the egregious conditions demanded of women within the Third World and the easy exploitation of foreign labor within the industrial world." Film Threat

"Recommended! An important and timely topic in an age of increasing economic globalization." Educational Media Reviews Online 
#15889/0899   50 minutes 2002  $399.95 *CC 
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This series consists of four programs concerning RESTORATIVE JUSTICE issues:

A BLUEPRINT FOR EMOTION
Dr. Vick Kelly provides an overview of Affect and Script Psychology, developed by Silvan Tomkins and furthered by Donald Nathanson, in an effort to highlight some of the impetus behind emotional experiences during restorative interventions. Affect is the primary, innate motivator of human emotion and behaviour. To comprehend the extent of emotional harm experienced by a victim or the motivation of a perpetrator, it is helpful to understand affect and its scripted responses. Kelly explains scripted responses directed by the Central Blueprint - a functional but primarily unconscious program in the brain. As is the case with all emotion, the ebb and flow of emotion during restorative interventions to reduce or repair harm and begin restoration is directed by the Central Blueprint. 68 minutes

THE PHYSICS OF BULLYING
Ken Pierce, psychologist, presents insightful and practical ideas, based on the book, The Dance of Bullying, co-authored with Alice M. Taylor (www.thedanceofbullying.com), that show parents, teachers, administrators and community leaders how to begin creating healthier safer communities. Thousands of children avoid school each day for fear of being persecuted by their peers; countless more dread going for the same reason. Based on the physics and psychology behind bullying, this video explains the interpersonal dynamics that can cause one child to harass another. By understanding the bullying dynamic, you will be able to intervene with far greater impact and in a way that honours everyone involved. Educators, especially, will recognize and appreciate these ideas and approaches. 40 minutes

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND ADDICTION
Gabor Maté, M.D. provides a clear explanation of addiction and its crucial relationship to brain development in early childhood and associated environmental conditions. Through a synthesis of clinical experience, cutting edge brain research, and spiritual teachings, Dr. Maté describes why we seek such destructive ways to comfort ourselves and why is it so difficult to stop. He explains the 4 basic brain systems involved with healthy development, as well as addiction, and why they are so powerful. Dr. Maté proposes a compassionate approach to healing and suggests that we need to widen our lens to look at the conditions in the world that feed, drive and promote addiction versus health and balance. 64 minutes

AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS ON THE CONTESTED COMMUNITY
In this presentation, professor Harry Mika from Central Michigan University Sociology and Queens University Belfast considers some strains of the theoretical 'debate' on community in restorative justice circles, but argues for embedding the discussion at the coal face of societal conflict transformation. Case studies include violence intervention and demobilization/transformation work in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Colombia, Rwanda and Canada. An empirical grounding reveals that debates about justice lay bare fundamental assumptions and aspirations about community. 55 minutes 
#15885/0867  2010  $419.95 *Streaming available 
    

Two films examine incarceration in the United States - SOLITARY NATION and PRISON STATE.

For decades, the United States has been fixated on incarceration, building prisons and locking up more and more people. But at what cost, and has it really made a difference? FRONTLINE goes to the epicenter of the raging debate about incarceration in America, focusing on the controversial practice of solitary confinement and on new efforts to reduce the prison population, as officials are rethinking what to do with criminals. Award-winning director and producer Dan Edge gives viewers these raw and unforgettable firsthand accounts from prisoners, prison staff, and people whose lives are forever altered by this troubled system.

SOLITARY NATION presents a visceral portrait of life in a solitary-confinement unit in Maine’s maximum-security prison, told through the inmates living in isolation, the officers watching over them, and the new warden who is desperately trying to reform the system. PRISON STATE takes an intimate look at the cycle of mass incarceration in America and a statewide effort to reverse the trend, following four residents of a housing project in Louisville, Ky., as they cycle in and out of the state’s jails and prisons.
 
#15883/1725   150 minutes 2014  $129.95 *CC 
    

The RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN PRACTICE package consists of the following four programs:

TALKING JUSTICE
Talking Justice is a conversation between Larry Moore, community justice advocate and producer director of Heartspeak Productions and Gerry Johnstone, Professor of Law at the University of Hull, UK about critical issues and possible limits faced by proponents of restorative practices. Tensions and common ground between the different values of three key concepts of restorative justice; encounter, reparation and transformation, are explored. 45 minutes

RESTORATIVE PRACTICE IN THE CLASSROOM
Moana Brown has been working in the field of Secondary School Education in New Zealand for the last 17 years in the areas of Health, Physical Education, Dance and Maori Language. In this video, she focuses on experiences of Maori students and their families and the extent to which restorative practices have engaged them in a fair, equitable and empowering process. Moana describes practices which invite students, parents and communities to make conscious choices and to generate more possibilities in their learning community. Moana’s work is dedicated to building resiliency and capacity within schools. From the 2nd International Conference on Restorative Practices: Hosted by Restorative Practices International and The Centre for Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University. 45 minutes

WORKING ACROSS SILOS
Sergeant Barry McIntosh and Constable Kevin Mack explain that using a restorative model to respond to conflict is only one element of a better community. Their efforts engage various levels of government service and community organizations to more fully support families and young people. The aim of their project is to break the cycle of disengagement and disadvantage through early and diverse intervention. Sergeants McIntosh and Mack each have over 30 years experience in policing and are trained Family Group Conference and Restorative Process conveners. 36 minutes

IN SEARCH OF HEALING JUSTICE
This presentation from the March 2009 Aboriginal Justice Strategy Conference, in Vancouver BC, features two brave First Nations women who challenged convention, bureaucracy and themselves to discover a healing process which included face to face reconciliation between them: one the family survivor of the murder committed by the other. Their common experiences, cultural values and quest for healing show how truth, respect and honesty help to form an innate sense of justice so often ignored by typical legal and corrective proceedings. Their persistence, despite all odds, to follow a spiritual path to justice, and to exhibit such a profound sense of inclusion and acceptance in the face of tragedy, challenges not only our cultural expression or ideas of justice, but our personal strengths, our convictions and the fortitude of our compassion. 69 minutes 
#15880/0867  2010  $299.95 *Streaming available 
    

In this seminar, Dr. Nathanson explains affect and the nature of human emotion in the contexts of modern culture, restorative justice and the criminal justice system. He presents his ideas about affect management, particularly the management of shame as an effective way to prevent violence. A 2 DVD set running 2 hours and 27 minutes.

Donald L. Nathanson, M.D. is a Philadelphia-based psychiatrist with a lifetime interest in the nature of human emotion. In 1981, he began to study the way each of us is influenced by the emotions of others, work that drew him to the pioneering writing of psychologist Silvan Tomkins. Although this phenomonology is usually discussed as part of the lore and literature of empathy, and taken as the province of the most mature and sensitive among us, Dr. Nathanson demonstrated that the broadcast, reception, and interpersonal interplay of affect are normal concomitants of the physiological affect mechanisms described by Tomkins. Only as children develop an "empathic wall" that allows them to remain variably immune to the affects of the others in their milieu can people learn both to maintain their personal boundaries when among others and to open themselves to the experience of another's feelings. It was during this phase of his enquiry that he began to study the biology and psychology of the shame family of emotions, work for which he is perhaps best known. Among his more than 100 publications in the realm of emotion are the books The Many Faces of Shame (New York: Guilford; 1987) and Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self (New York: Norton; 1992, paperback 1994). 
#15879/0867  2007  $179.95 *Streaming available 
    

THE CALL OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE consists of two DVDs:
Part 1 - Ting Forum with Dr. Howard Zehr - 57 minutes
Part 2 - The Call of Restorative Justice - The Panelists - 76 minutes
From the First Annual Dr. Liz Elliott Memorial Lecture

Well known and respected for her decades of activism, education and outreach, Dr. Liz Elliott "...went where others feared to tread, with some of our most vulnerable citizens, and touched their lives and their hearts.", says colleague Dr. Brenda Morrison. Dr. Rob Gordon, Director of the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, announces, "We will do our level best to ensure that the spirit of Liz Elliott continues to frame the dialogues about the social justice issues that she held most dear. The annual memorial lecture will move her ideas into the public domain."

Part 1 - Widely known as "the grandfather of restorative justice," Dr. Zehr began as a practitioner and theorist in restorative justice in the late 1970s at the foundational stage of the field. A prolific writer, editor, speaker, educator, and photojournalist, Zehr actively mentors other leaders in the field. He is a strong advocate for making the needs of victims central to the practice of restorative justice along with respect for the dignity of all people. His speech here emphasizes a vision of restorative justice as a sustainable art of commitment and balance. Zehr outlines achievements and challenges of restorative justice over the years, noting especially that mass incarceration, obvious racial disparities in court and prison systems and bureaucratization of restorative justice programs and groups will likely be in the forefront of coming concerns. Social change, he suggests, however, will come from providing an alternative vision of a more caring and safe society as exhibited by creativity and artistry of compassionate people such as Liz Elliot.

Part 2 - Dr. Howard Zehr is joined by Dr. Brenda Morrison, Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University, David L. Gustafson, Community Justice Initiatives and retired Judge Barry Stuart for more engaging dialogue with the audience around mass incarceration and prison oversight.
 
#15877/0867   133 minutes 2011  $189.95 *Streaming available 
    

Find hope and healing in dealing with grief, alcohol abuse, separation, anger and forgiveness.

Art was a specarated child, a World War II bombardier, a preacher and an alcoholic. For thirteen years, his addiction ruled him until he lost everything he loved and valued. He knew it was only a matter of months until alcohol would also take his life. Then in the nick of time, his wife took a desperate step that turned his life around, and Art was spared from being just another Indian statistic.

The Grieving Indian tells Arthur H.'s story and painful lessons he learned as he tried to rebuild his life. This is a powerful, healing book. Every non-native needs to read it for the depth of understanding it will give.

Softcover 7 x 4 ½ 128 pages 
#15876/  $19.95 *Streaming available 
    

In the new world of tweets, blogs, and citizen journalism, what is the outlook for true investigative reporting? This program highlights the ways investigative journalism is changing, particularly in the context of digital and online media. Social media and globalization have changed the ways reporters connect with their readers. What are the advantages and disadvantages of nearly instantaneous access to news as it unfolds?

A panel of heavy hitters from the world of journalism weighs in on these and other issues, such as emerging financial models for (costly) investigative reporting as traditional news budgets shrink. Young reporters entering the field will be particularly encouraged by many of the exciting technologies and resources available for developing stories that are more in-depth, media-rich, and engaging. Investigative journalism is a fast-evolving field, and this program helps entry-level reporters as well as veterans to bear witness more effectively in the Internet era. 
#15871/0635   17 minutes 2014  $149.95 *CC 
    


Do Students feel SAFE at school? Are schools safe from GUN violence?

The past decade has repeatedly shown us that student violence does not discriminate against any school regardless of wealth, location, size, or resources. Prevention is key. Educators who install prevention measures, encourage student communication along with a continuous improvement of organizational health and guidance will help to create a safe learning school environment free from violence.

Gun violence is a growing problem among teens. One of the most frightening trends over the last several years has been the rise of gun-related violence at schools. Over 5% of high school students indicated that they have carried a gun to school and it is estimated that approximately one million children will bring a gun to school each year.
A number of reasons have been cited for the emergence of this disturbing phenomenon. Some of these include the widespread availability of guns, escalating levels of violence in video games and media violence and rising levels of teen alienation and rage. Many students who carry guns do so because they are afraid or influenced by peer pressure.

This program discusses the causes of violence in schools, gun control and what can be done to keep students and faculty safe at school. It explores how teens really feel about gun related violence, what they think of teachers being armed, the causes of violence on campus and the warning characteristics of a school shooter.

Licensed Clinical Counselor, Tom Danis, M.Ed. discusses the causes of violence at school including bullying, peer pressure, emotional and physical abuse and how to recognize and address the warning signs that a student is displaying violent tendencies and could be in need of immediate help.

It interviews students about this tragic yet reoccurring problem facing teens today. Along with clinical perspectives from teen psychological counselor, teens speak honestly and candidly about how guns and violence impact their lives both in school and within their community.

Student discussion points include:
*How safe do students feel at school?
*How easy is it for a student to bring a gun into school?
*How do teens feel about guns at school?
*Have students been exposed to guns?
*What should a student do if they know someone is planning
on carrying a gun or weapon into school?
*Are students influenced by media violence?
*Should teachers be armed?
 
#15853/2003   22 minutes 2014  $89.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
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Diane Sawyer explores the truth about children and gun safety in this compelling ABC News report. Hidden cameras reveal shocking examples of what kids do when parents are not looking. Some parents argue that teaching kids about guns is enough to prevent tragedy. Those who have experienced gun deaths first hand explain why talking is not enough. *Sub-Titled 
#15852/0635   41 minutes 2014  $189.95 *CC 
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A deeply emotional portrait of a lifelong activist, and an inspirational chronicle of the building and maturing of a global movement. Tells the story of Charlotte Bunch, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian separatist, to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights on the global human rights agenda.

As co-founder of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Charlotte works with women leaders throughout the world to develop strategies to combat violence against women in all its forms. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of modern feminist activism.

*Includes 48-page Discussion Guide
*English and Spanish sub-titles
 
#15839/1416   58 minutes 2011  $289.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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As civil rights for LGBT and other minority groups are won violent backlashes have been known to increase. Today LGBT people are far more likely than any other minority group to be victimized by violent hate crimes. PUZZLES tells the story of a hate crime in a gay bar called Puzzles Lounge when a teenager entered and brutally attacked its patrons. As a result two different worlds collide, a homophobic hate-crime offender and his victims. Puzzles explores the correlation between economic desperation and homophobia, intolerance, and, ultimately, violence. *Closed Captioned
 
#15838/1416   53 minutes 2014  $289.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


This video addresses the impact that witnessing domestic violence has on the developing brain of infants and children and demonstrates the effect on their behaviour and relationships and the long term consequences for their future.

In Part One, clinical psychologist, Dr Sandra Wieland, gives a clear and understandable explanation about what is happening for a child living in a violent home, while the accompanying scenes, from the child's perspective, bring us into their world and their experience. These scenes are gender neutral.

Part Two focuses on the steps that parents and caregivers can take to help children survive this experience with the best possible outcome. The video's intent is not to blame but rather to help parents become aware of what is happening for their children, help teachers and caregivers understand the behaviours that are a result of the impact of witnessing abuse in the home, and provide suggestions to assist in addressing the behaviours in order to achieve healthy outcomes.

The video is accompanied by a Study Guide designed to expand the information, answer additional questions and suggest supplementary resources.

*Closed Captioned
 
#15837/2130   25 minutes 2014  $199.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Mike Hall is a recognized expert and has spent years studying and documenting the ‘bullying’ phenomena Mike teaches kids who are the victims of bullying a proven method for disarming perpetrators; a method simply called the FOUR C’s. They are CALM, CONNECTED, CONFIDENT and last but not least COMPLIMENT THE BULLY!?

Mike explains that what motivates bullies is not always what it seems to be so DON’T retreat into yourself, get lonely, depressed and DON’T become angry, get violent, DON'T "give them what’s coming"! Mike explains how to put the FOUR C’s to work instead.

 
#15830/1710   22 minutes 2014  $89.95 *Streaming available 
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Transgender students typically suffer countless instances of discrimination and violence during K-12 education and beyond. Because students frequently do not understand, and are uncomfortable with, other students who express gender in unconventional ways, transgender youth are verbally harassed, and may be physically assaulted at school. Until students begin to better understand the nature and diversity of gender identity, such bullying is likely to continue. JUST GENDER FOR HIGH SCHOOL is the first comprehensive training program for high school students that includes carefully selected excerpts from the acclaimed feature documentary, JUST GENDER, along with an insightful classroom presentation guide and a detailed manual for preparing teachers. It's a complete package, enabling schools to provide a consistent curricular approach, along with educator accountability. JUST GENDER FOR HIGH SCHOOL isn't a gimmick or a Hollywood TV program masquerading as education - it's a powerful course of instruction that will meet your highest expectations.

JUST GENDER FOR HIGH SCHOOL with the guidance of some of the most highly respected educators in the field of transgender rights. Gives teachers the tools necessary to manage the difficult challenge of improving student understanding and empathy and ultimately changing high school culture to stop violence and promote greater acceptance. With JUST GENDER FOR HIGH SCHOOL in the classroom, productivity will increase and bullying and other forms of discrimination will decrease radically. And all this is made possible at a price your school can afford.

JUST GENDER FOR HIGH SCHOOL is the most straightforward, easy-to-use, comprehensive package on the marketplace today. Packed with solid information about gender identity and how it may be expressed by children, adolescents and adults - along with thought-provoking activities to help students understand and become more accepting of this very common phenomenon - it's a high-quality classroom resource that teachers will learn to use quickly and students will absorb with interest. It's an eye-opening, 1-2 hour course that will change minds and hearts...and promote an atmosphere of respect.

A complete package for educators, including:
- a teacher-training manual
- classroom discussion guide
- a 24-minute DVD of specially selected clips from the acclaimed feature documentary, JUST GENDER.
Total suggested classroom time for implementation is 1-2 hours.

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request

JUST GENDER is also available in a full-length unabridged version 82 minutes #15824.
 
#15829/1065   24 minutes 2013  $199.95 
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JUST GENDER tackles the all too often misunderstood world of transgender. Through interviews of transgendered persons, their family members and friends, health care experts, community leaders and others who work with the transgender community, the film explores the common myths and misunderstandings about transgendered people.

The documentary also explores the confusion between sexual orientation and gender identity, as reflected in the rigid binary view of the world generally held by society and touches on the discrimination, hardships and brutality resulting from those misconceptions and prejudices, including the numerous deaths caused by hate each year.

Also explores the diversity of persons under the broad umbrella of "transgender", including cross dressers, gender questioning, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, and female-to-male and male-to-female transsexuals. Through the stories of transgender individuals and their spouses, friends, and allies, we explore the confusion, the isolation, and the fear felt by many transgender persons. We also see their growing awareness and acceptance, and ultimately their joy in blossoming comfort as transgendered persons. In this context, the film will explore their first awareness of having "different" feelings, the challenges of growing up with secret longings, the sting of discrimination and the consequences of hateful acts by others. The varied paths by which these persons, like many of the transgender community, have come to terms with life and embraced their nature, becomes a central story in this documentary.

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request

JUST GENDER is available in a special 22 minute version for schools #15829.
 
#15824/1065   90 minutes 2013  $199.95 
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Tweets, texts, updates, uploads, pins, posts... welcome to the 24/7 digital world. People are logging on and checking in from anywhere and everywhere in the world - to hang out, interact, reconnect, and make new friends. Whether you're new to social media or a seasoned social networker, we've got the lowdown on everything from the top dos and don'ts to successfully managing your online relationships and protecting your own personal brand. Maintaining social networks online can be a fun and positive experience, and bring us - and our worlds - closer together.

* Includes Instructor's Guide
* Full length preview available upon request 
#15822/1280   31 minutes 2015  $139.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
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Are violent video games in any way responsible for recent mass killings perpetrated by young men? In this video a retired U.S. army colonel presents evidence to substantiate that connection. His premise is based on the fact that modern soldiers who are being prepared for battle, undergo a planned deconditioning process; a process that allows them to dehumanize their "enemies" in the field, a process that he claims in very similar in effect to that experienced by children, youths and even adults subjected to hour upon hour of violent video games. Very troubling and quite convincing.
 
#15811/0203   28 minutes 2005  $149.95 *Streaming available 
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For many families, especially in Canada, minor league hockey has turned from a wholesome pastime to a competitive, cutthroat sport. This program profiles families who have struggled to keep their love for hockey in check. 
#15803/0203   28 minutes 2005  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    

The story of a blind, diabetic native Canadian who struggles with the plight that many of her people face - alcoholism and abuse. Despite struggles, this woman demonstrates how to overcome the barriers that often bring people down.

*Closed Captioned 
#15799/0203   28 minutes 2005  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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"What’s designed to look like a grassroots wave of excitement [online] is actually a meticulously planned marketing strategy." Douglas Rushkoff

This program examines the evolving, complicated relationship between teens and the companies that target them. Thanks to social media, today’s teens are able to directly interact with their culture - artists, celebrities, movies, brands, and even one another - in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand?

This documentary explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Do kids think they’re being used? Do they care? Or does the perceived chance to be the next big star make it all worth it? The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.
 
#15797/1725   60 minutes 2014  $149.95 *CC 
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THE DARK SIDE OF A PILL is an exclusive, case-driven investigation into the one of the medical success stories of our time. One in ten adults in the Western world is on antidepressants. With global sales of approximately 20 billion dollars, these prescription drugs are among the most lucrative products of the medical industry. But the wonder drug has a dark side.

In the U.S., David had never had a record of violence nor problems with the police, until suddenly he committed a terrible crime just days after taking antidepressants: he stabbed and killed his twin daughters. In Canada, a grieving mother is distraught that her son’s killer was released from prison after a short 14-month sentence. The judge ruled that Prozac was to blame for her son’s death. In Germany a wife and loving mother committed suicide just weeks after beginning to take Prozac. Her husband is convinced that there a link between suicide and antidepressants. Is he right?

In Holland an extraordinary court case could change the way that Europe sees antidepressants. The case is considering the possibility that a murderer be acquitted for his crime because he was involuntary intoxicated by antidepressants. Could there actually be a connection between antidepressants and violence? Is it possible that this connection has long been known, even before the pills were approved?

This is not at film that is for or against antidepressants. It is about informed consent and about openly acknowledging the real problems with medicating 10 to 15 percent of the population with a drug that changes the chemistry of the brain with an effect that at times can be overwhelming, even fatal. 
#15795/0605   58 minutes 2013  $349.95 
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WINNER!
*Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival
*Best Feature Documentary at 2013 Garden State Film Festival
*Coalition for Quality Children’s Media

"Charming and riveting. . . about magic certainly, but also on a deeper level about being a teenager. . . Magic isn’t gone. It’s alive and well!" Forbes

"Thank goodness for Magic Camp, Judd Ehrlich's gentle study of a summer camp for proudly nerdy budding magicians. It's heartwarming... All of the campers Ehrlich profiles face obstacles in their normal lives... For some of them, it's their only crack at a safe space where uniqueness is not just encouraged, but actually celebrated."?
Cherly Eddie, SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN

At the real-life Hogwarts (a la HARRY POTTER) kids from the world over gather to prove themselves on the stage where superstar magicians got their start. To escape the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place they can be themselves: Tannen's Magic Camp, the oldest and most prestigious training ground for young magicians. They want to prove their worth on the same stage where superstars like David Blaine and David Copperfield once performed. But to get there, they need to learn more than sleight of hand and tricks of the trade. They have to find the magic inside.
 
#15794/0605   85 minutes 2013  $239.95 
    

Bullying by girls and against girls is as commonplace as it is among boys, but often takes different forms. Female bullying is usually psychological and emotional, with effects that can include long-lasting depression, self-harm, and even suicide. This program examines female bullying, with a look also at the nature of bullying in general and why these tormentors behave as they do. Featuring dramatized scenarios and input from adolescent psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg, the video also provides some protective strategies for young people in this situation. A viewable/printable worksheet is available online. 
#15793/0405   22 minutes 2012  $129.95 
    


Teach your employees how social rules, unconscious biases, and "group think" heavily influence how we analyze and make decisions.

Dr. Philip Zimbardo has spent his career in social psychology - the study of human nature and how we’re influenced by others and by social rules internalized in childhood. His research shows how we tend to be completely unaware of these influences, and often choose to act in irrational ways that can cause harm to ourselves or others.

Narrated by Dr. Zimbardo, this fascinating program offers insights into the underlying forces driving individual and group behavior. You’ll observe unsuspecting human subjects in twenty situations that test the boundaries of individualism and group mentality. Watch them all or choose the scenes that best fit your training goals.

Watch examples of how we judge others:
* Weighted heavily by first impressions
* Based on their personal appearance
* Through identification with groups

Or how social situations drive behavior:
* When we want to be accepted and fit in
* Passively deferring to a "group norm"
* Through obedience to authority

*Closed Captioned
 
#15786/1005   57 minutes 2013  $189.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

The Ting Forum on Justice Policy probes the frontiers of justice issues where policy is emerging in new areas of legislation or new arenas of practice. From legislative intent to implementation in the street, from local issues to international issues, the Ting Forums provide an environment for researchers, academics and the general public to discuss and debate crucial issues related to criminal justice and social policies and their consequences for Canadian society. Forum co-sponsored by the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, the Correctional Service of Canada and the Department of Criminology at Douglas College.
1) TING FORUM ON RESTORATIVE JUSTICE - Keynote Rev. Dr. Pierre Allard
2) TING FORUM ON ADDICTIONS AND CORRECTIONS Keynote Dr. Gabor Mate
3) TING FORUM ON THE CALL TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE - Keynote Dr. Howard Zehr
4) TING FORUM ON POPULATION AGING AND THE CHALLENGES FOR CORRECTIONS - Keynote Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator for Canada

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#15780/0867   135 minutes 2011  $599.95 *Streaming available 
    


"The arrival of Tough Guise 2 is nothing short of an event. It promises to speak to a new generation of young people with even greater urgency than the remarkably influential original" Diane Rosenfeld - Lecturer, Harvard Law School

In this highly anticipated sequel to the influential and widely acclaimed TOUGH GUISE, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. TOUGH GUISE 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men - and women - to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior.

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* This DVD includes two ABRIDGED versions - a 52-minute version edited for length, and a 46-minute "clean" version edited for violence, sexual content, and strong language. While both versions are ideally suited for viewing in a single classroom period, the clean version may be more appropriate for junior high and high school-aged audiences. For FULL version see item #15660

JACKSON KATZ
Jackson Katz is one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, author and filmmaker, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education with men and boys. He has lectured on hundreds of college and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional trainings, seminars & workshops. He is the co-founder of the Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics.
 
#15778/0685   50 minutes 2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Bullying is not "just a rite of passage". In actuality, says the National Crime Prevention Council, it’s a leading factor in suicide among kids 11 to 16 years of age. And although bullying is only one of a number of suicide-related risk factors impacting tweens and teens, the fact that the term "bullycide" has entered the lexicon is a telling sign of how closely linked bullying and suicide are perceived to be.

Structured around two scenarios in which a boy and a girl commit suicide after repeatedly being bullied, this video offers valuable insights into bully and victim psychology, types of bullying, and anti-bullying behavior through penetrating commentary by Erica Perlow, of the Chatham County North Carolina Bullying Prevention Task Force, and psychologist April Harris-Britt. In addition, alternate scenarios are included that illustrate how bystanders to bullying can help neutralize some of the cumulative psychological effects of bullying that could - and too frequently do - push students to take their own lives.
 
#15777/0635   21 minutes 2014  $119.95 *CC 
    


"They cannot stop me. I will get my education", declares Malala Yousafzai in this riveting ABC News interview, filmed in the wake of the young activist’s 2013 trip to the United States. Her resoluteness and courage are unmistakable, but as she speaks with reporter Diane Sawyer about her mission and her near-fatal confrontation with the Taliban, Malala’s quite understandable fear and vulnerability also emerge. The conversation - mixed with footage from events in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, Malala’s speech before the United Nations, and interviews with her father and the doctors who saved her life - covers a wide range of topics. From her family and cultural background to her vision of a world in which education is available to all, Malala’s presence on camera is truly compelling and leaves no doubt as to her significance in the global struggle for women’s rights.
 
#15776/0635   39 minutes 2013  $169.95 *CC 
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Positive parenting begins by creating an emotionally healthy environment for children to grow, filled with love, guidance, and respect. Join leading adolescence and parenting expert Laurence Steinberg, PhD, in an examination of the ten basic principles of good parenting. Parents share their personal experiences of raising their children while Dr. Steinberg delves into the important role parents play in shaping emotionally healthy children throughout the span of childhood. *Closed Captioned
 
#15768/1290   38 minutes 2014  $99.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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Flying in the face of this culture's extreme ageism, STILL DOING IT explores the lives of older women. Partnered, single, straight, gay, black and white; nine extraordinary women, age 67-87, express with startling honesty and humor how they feel about themselves, sex and love in later life and the poignant realities of aging. Women over 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population. STILL DOING IT looks at this society's complex relationship to women and aging with surprising and revelatory results.

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REVIEWS

The cult of youth may govern ads and billboards, but if women can find partners at 80 (as the charming Frances does in this film) age is no bar to sexual expression. Eavesdropping on these thoughtful, vivid women-some from traditional backgrounds, some sex radicals, one a lesbian activist, is fascinating. This documentary will start a million conversations.
Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Women's Studies, Brandeis University

These nine amazing women challenge ageist notions revealing lives filled with romance and revelations. This is a truly important film.
Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. Author, AGEWAVE and AGE POWER

My male and female students were totally engaged and inspired by these groundbreaking older women.
Annette Danto, Professor, Brooklyn College
 
#15757/1416   54 minutes 2011  $279.95 *Streaming available 
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Do children who watch violent TV shows become violent themselves, or is anyone from any background capable of murder? This program explores two theories of extreme aggression: that it is learned from media and other elements of one’s social environment, and that it can be induced by the command of authority figures. Research into violence is illustrated using Milgram’s conformity experiments, Hannah Arendt’s ideas about "the banality of evil" in Nazi concentration camps, the Columbine shootings, and the tragic case of James Bulger, a toddler who was murdered in 1993 by two 10-year-olds from abusive households.

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#15749/0545   22 minutes 2013  $179.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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In the United States, more than 2,500 individuals are serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed when they were 17 years old or younger. This powerful documentary tells the stories of these individuals, their families and the families of the victims. The film examines the sometimes unanswerable questions: What is justice when a kid kills? Can a horrific act place a life beyond redemption? Are there alternatives for kids like these? Or do we simply dispose of them?

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#15743/0605   75 minutes 2013  $329.95 *CC 
    

How can counselors use contemporary understandings of the brain to boost children’s social skills - such as empathy, kindness, patience, impulse control, self-esteem, and self-confidence - in meaningful and lasting ways? How can counseling be tailored to address the particular capabilities of children’s brains when under duress?

This film answers these questions by proposing two dramatic paradigm shifts from common social and emotional skills interventions. First, it invites counselors to broaden their focus from bullying prevention to developing a wealth of social and emotional skills in all children. Second, it proposes a new way of boosting children’s skills; this approach is inspired by new research in neurobiology, mindfulness, and narrative practices that emphasizes how children’s brains develop, learn, and change through experience.

Packed with interviews with educators, consultants, and children of all ages, this title contains a thought-provoking theoretical backdrop, followed by footage of non-scripted live sessions in one second and one fourth grade classroom. Several life-transforming activities, metaphors, and experiences are illustrated and explained, and examples are provided of cultural practices that foster the development of communities of considerate children. 
#15742/1410   70 minutes 2013  $189.95 *Streaming available 
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The math, according to many experts, is simple: it costs $75,000 a year to incarcerate a nonviolent offender but only $5,000 to help that individual live productively in freedom. Meanwhile, the number of Americans behind bars has reached an astonishing level with virtually no sign of falling. This film explores the troubling realities that lie behind those statistics - the revolving door of institutionalization, the complexities of reform, and the frequent disregard for programs that can help ex-offenders succeed in society.

Featuring interviews with more than 25 experts in the fields of law, policy-making, criminal justice, addiction treatment, and child development, the film also profiles nonviolent offenders who have turned their lives around after completing remediation and literacy programs. Viewers learn about facilities that have proven track records for helping both juvenile and adult offenders find lawful, rewarding paths to the future. 
#15739/0405   49 minutes 2010  $189.95 
    


The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Presents stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives.
 
#15727/1725   60 minutes 2013  $99.95 *CC 
    

A companion to the documentary POWER AND CONTROL this film offers an inside look at the highly regarded domestic violence program at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Doctors and nurses in the ER, the mother-baby unit, pre-op and the sexual assault forensics unit share candid observations about domestic violence prevention and offer specific, practical suggestions. The film profiles the coordinator of Mercy’s family violence program and also includes an interview with Jacquelyn Campbell of Johns Hopkins, a leading expert on the health impact of domestic violence.

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*See also DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT - another companion film to POWER AND CONTROL.
 
#15713/1416   20 minutes 2010  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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A companion to POWER AND CONTROL this film explores best practices in three jurisdictions: Duluth, MN, home of the influential "Duluth Model;"; Baltimore, MD, home of an infamously high crime rate; and the South Bronx, the nation's busiest domestic violence patrol area. Seasoned officers responding to tense, actual domestic calls show how to safely approach a fighting couple, interview, determine primary aggressor, gather evidence and write strong reports. Top brass discuss how to increase the effectiveness of officers and also look at longer range strategies.

*See also DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HEALTH CARE - another companion film to POWER AND CONTROL 
#15712/1416   20 minutes 2010  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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A comprehensive and timely examination of the shocking persistence of domestic violence in our society. The complex issues around domestic abuse are refracted through the story of Kim, a mother of three. The film follows Kim and her children from their early days in a battered women's shelter. Kim then sets out to start a new life - and although she is a determined and inspiring survivor, she finds that there are no easy happy endings.

The film also tells the story of the leaders who created the hugely influential "Duluth Model," the set of domestic violence policies that have been widely adopted around the world. Today the Duluth approach faces a challenge from increasingly vocal outside critics. At the same time the leaders of the battered women's movement are struggling to maintain the spirit of sisterhood that has propelled the movement for 30 years.

This multi-layered narrative also explores key issues involving law enforcement, advocacy, and health care. The film is recommended for courses in sociology, social work, gender studies, law, medicine and the many other disciplines in which intimate partner violence may be involved.

*Closed Captioned

*Also available are "Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement" and "Domestic Violence and Health Care"
 
#15711/1416   50 minutes 2010  $329.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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What do Oprah Winfrey, Mozart, Abraham Maslow, and Cesar Chavez have in common? Besides their accomplishments, they have all been coached to greatness by their mentors. Mentoring is rarely taught at school, yet it’s an essential piece of professional and personal development. This video will teach you how to be an outstanding mentor through engaging role-plays, interspersed with inspiring stories and concrete tips from actual experience in mentoring. You will be given research-based, practical strategies for how to connect effectively with culturally different mentees. The strategies presented are geared for counselors, educators, supervisors, and mentors in all types of settings. You will be shown exactly what you can do to make a difference and be a better and more inspired teacher, advisor, and mentor! 
#15697/1410   60 minutes 2013  $189.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

Rupert Ross, former Crown Prosecutor, expected important systemic changes in Canada's formal justice system in wake of the Gladue decision (R.V. Gladue 1999). After his expectation failed to be realized, Ross suggest there are fundamental differences in the idea and practice of justice in Aboriginal society versus western society. Ross explains that we need to reconsider justice by focusing on relationships and adopt alternative, open-minded approaches to sentencing through community building. Ross reframes the offender/victim dichotomy and uses examples to demonstrate how groups can provide support for each of their individual members, and the larger society, to better achieve the common interests of healing and fairness. He emphasizes the importance of being open to spiritual, ceremonial and artistic pathways toward healing.

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Rupert Ross' primary responsibility with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General was conducting criminal prosecutions in Kenora, Ontario and over twenty remote fly-in Aboriginal communities in Northwestern Ontario. Rupert's secondary responsibilities included making the criminal justice system more responsive to the present day needs and cultural traditions of Aboriginal people and gaining expertise in restorative justice processes. He worked with the Federal Aboriginal Justice Directorate for three years, travelling across Canada examining Aboriginal approaches to crime, with special emphasis on healing programs for victims, offenders, families and communities. Rupert has written several articles and is the author of two books, Dancing With A Ghost and Returning To The Teachings.
 
#15693/0867   18 minutes 2013  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Today, consumers are continuously exposed to advertising. Therefore, it's imperative that advertisers understand the psychology behind buying motives when creating advertising and buying media. Discussed are the psychological dispositions of different consumer groups and the rationale behind common creative appeals. Shows research-proven psychological insights used in selecting traditional media as well as Internet advertising, permission email, and social media. Includes print ads, TV commercials, Internet ads and short comments by advertising professionals. This video is fast-pasted in HD to keep student interest. *Sub-Titled

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request 
#15692/0495   22 minutes 2014  $159.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Behind the millions of prisoners in North America lies an infinite ripple effect of incarceration on the family and community. A SENTENCE APART follows three stories of people coping with a family member in prison, attempting to bridge broken relationships, and diligently working to reverse the generational cycle of incarceration.

Tenea is a high school senior whose father has been in and out of jail for her entire life, while Linda Williams makes a 20-hour bus trip to visit her youngest daughter, who is serving a 68 year sentence. Cheyanne is 16 years old and can remember only one birthday that her dad attended. Soon after her father gets out of jail, Cheyanne confronts him about the emotional toll incarceration has taken on her. These intimate and moving stories start to scratch the surface of the complex toll incarceration takes on the world outside of the prison walls.

*A Closed Captioned version is available - please specify when ordering

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#15687/1416   12 minutes 2012  $209.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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"If the conversation about bullying is going to advance, this is the project to help us advance it."
Michael Kimmel, author of Pulitzer nominated, Manhood in America

"This emotionally searing story provides an opportunity for middle schoolers and adults to address the strong need for bystanders to intervene and the high costs of silence."
Andrew Kosak, Middle School teacher, Brunswick School District, Maine.

"This invaluable video will be a powerful tool to help students develop the skills that support socially responsible, "upstander" behavior."
Jonathan Cohen, President of The National School Climate Center

"The Boy Game may well save a life."
Steven Brion-Meisels, Harvard School of Education

Recommended by Video Librarian, THE BOY GAME unpacks the complex dynamics that lead some boys to bully and the majority, who are bystanders, to stand watching in silent conflict.

It's the story of: Reynaldo, who masks his insecurities by acting tough who targets Noel, too scared of looking weak to tell anyone, and Kenny, the protagonist /bystander, increasingly conflicted by his friendship with both. Based on off-the-record interviews with boys nationwide, then fashioned into a hard hitting scenario, it captures the intense pressures boys face every day.

Boys desperately need a way to talk about the pressures they face in order to develop the resilience needed to stand up, be themselves, and redefine masculinity in terms of emotional, tolerant strength. And girls and all of us of who care about peer violence among boys need to be part of the conversation.

THE BOY GAME is powerful resource for use in Middle and High schools, After school programs and Community groups as well as for staff development and in University classes studying Sociology, Gender Issues and Education.

*Includes a comprehensive study guide (designed for co-ed groups or boys alone).
*A transcript is available
 
#15679/1416   16 minutes 2012  $249.95 *Streaming available 
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In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a "World Brain" containing all of the world's knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be "so compact in its material form and so gigantic in its scope and possible influence" that it could transcend even nation states and governments. Seventy years later, Google set about realizing Wells' vision, launching a massive project to scan millions of books from university library collections - and triggering a fierce backlash in the process. When it was discovered that over half of the first ten million books Google scanned were still in copyright, authors from around the world joined together to wage a fierce legal battle against the Internet giant, culminating in a dramatic courtroom showdown in 2011. In gripping detail, GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN tells the fascinating story of this complicated struggle over intellectual property and access to human knowledge, offering crucial insights into broader debates surrounding data-mining and privacy, downloading and copyright, fair use, freedom and surveillance.

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*The DVD contains both the Full 93 minute version as well as the abridged 54 minute version

*WINNER OF MANY AWARDS...
Best Documentary: Rincon International Film Festival 2013
Official Selection: Sundance, World Documentary Competition 2013
Official Selection: 56th San Francisco International Film Festival
Official Selection: RiverRun IFF, Documentary Features Competition 2013
Official Selection: 37th Cleveland FF, Standing Up Competition
Official Selection: Documenta Madrid, International competition 2013
Official Selection: Docs Barcelona 2013
In Competition: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013
CNEX Documentary Film Festival 2013
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Festival do Rio) 2013
Fresh Film Fest - Prague, Czech Republic 2013
Mediteranean Film Festival, Bosnia 2013
Avvantura Festival 2013, Croacia 2013
Real Film Festival 2013, Australia 2013
Transatlantyk International Film and Music Festival 2013, Poland 2013
Lemesos International Documentary Festival 2013, Cyprus 2013
The Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland 2013
Design Film Festival 2013, Singapore 2013
Reykjavik Shorts and Docs 2013
DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2013

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#15669/0685  2013  $389.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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THE WAR AROUND US tells the absorbing true story of the only two international journalists on the ground in Gaza during Israel's bombardment and invasion of the troubled Palestinian territory over a three-work period in 2008-9.

Award-winning filmmaker Abdallah Omeish (Occupation 101) chronicles the experiences of Al Jazeera's Cairo-born, Arab-American Ayman Mohyeldin and Arab-British Sherine Tadros as they report from Gaza City throughout the devastating assault. With never-before-seen footage and gripping personal testimonies, the film bears witness to Israel's ongoing siege of Gaza in the wake of its withdrawal in 2005, and pays tribute to the power of journalism - and friendship - under conditions of enormous conflict and stress. The result is a deeply human glimpse into wartime reporting and life in one of the most besieged places on earth.

Essential viewing for courses in journalism, media, and communication.

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#15666/0685   67 minutes 2013  $279.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


WHITE LIKE ME, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.

For years, Tim Wise's bestselling books and spellbinding lectures have challenged some of our most basic assumptions about race in America. WHITE LIKE ME is the first film to bring the full range of his work to the screen - to show how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to think about.

Features Tim Wise, Michelle Alexander, Charles Ogletree, Imani Perry, Martin Gilens, John H. Bracey, Jr. and Nilanjana Dasgupta.

*Sub-titled

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#15663/0685   66 minutes 2013  $299.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Over the past three decades, obesity rates have more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents - and a startling 70% of adults are now obese or overweight. The result has been a widening epidemic of obesity-related health problems, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. Discussions about this spiraling health crisis have tended to focus on the need for more exercise and individual responsibility.

FEEDING FRENZY trains its focus squarely on the responsibility of the processed food industry and the outmoded government policies it benefits from. It lays bare how taxpayer subsidies designed to feed the hungry during the Great Depression have enabled the food industry to flood the market with a rising tide of cheap, addictive, high calorie food products, and offers an engrossing look at the tactics of the multi billion-dollar marketing machine charged with making sure that every one of those surplus calories is consumed.

Features industry analysts, health experts, and advertising scholars, including Marion Nestle, Kelly Brownell, Sut Jhally, Brian Wansink, and Michele Simon.

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PRAISE FOR THE FILM
"Joining Supersize Me and King Corn as one of the decade's very best food documentaries, Feeding Frenzy covers important and, as of yet, unchartered territory as it turns a keen and critical eye on the marketing practices of the food industry. A must-see!"
Justin Lewis | Head of the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

"Powerful, important, and damning. Zeroing in on the corporate practices of the multi billion-dollar food industry, this film adds a fresh and essential perspective to current debates about corporate power, food, and health. Watch this film and show it to your students!"
Erica Scharrer | Chair of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 
#15662/0685   57 minutes 2013  $309.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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For years, there has been widespread speculation, but very little consensus, about the relationship between violent video games and violence in the real world. JOYSTICK WARRIORS provides the clearest account yet of the latest research on this issue.
Drawing on the insights of media scholars, military analysts, combat veterans, and gamers themselves, the film trains its sights on the wildly popular genre of first-person shooter games, exploring how the immersive experience they offer links up with the larger stories we tell ourselves as a culture about violence, militarism, guns, and manhood.

Along the way, it examines the game industry's longstanding working relationship with the US military and the American gun industry, and offers a riveting examination of the games themselves - showing how they work to sanitize, glamorize, and normalize violence while cultivating dangerously regressive attitudes and ideas about masculinity and militarism.

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#15661/0685   57 minutes 2013  $329.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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TOUGH GUISE 2: Violence, Manhood and American Culture (Full Version)

"The arrival of Tough Guise 2 is nothing short of an event. It promises to speak to a new generation of young people with even greater urgency than the remarkably influential original" Diane Rosenfeld - Lecturer, Harvard Law School

In this highly anticipated sequel to the influential and widely acclaimed TOUGH GUISE, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. TOUGH GUISE 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men - and women - to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior.

*Sub-titled
* See also an abridged version edited for profanity Item #15778

JACKSON KATZ
Jackson Katz is one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, author and filmmaker, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education with men and boys. He has lectured on hundreds of college and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional trainings, seminars & workshops. He is the co-founder of the Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics.
 
#15660/0685   78 minutes 2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES

What special burdens and challenges, especially emotional and psychological, are experienced by children with a parent in the military serving overseas? Fear, anxiety, loneliness, detachment? Children share their personal stories of what it's like. Stories focus on what deployment means to them, the struggles they have faced, and how they have worked through challenging times. The authentic advice they offer for other children will leave viewers with a sense of hope.

*Closed Captioned
*Includes downloadable workbook with numerous discussion questions and creative exercises that correspond to the film.
 
#15659/1743   45 minutes 2014  $119.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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CHILDREN TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT DIVORCE

Eight children come together to share their personal divorce stories. Their stories are unique, yet universal. They describe what divorce means to them, how it has changed their lives, what has helped, what they love most about their families, and much more. Through their journey we hear that divorce is a part of their lives, but does not define them. They get to choose who they are in the end. These children are honest, brave and courageous in their storytelling and will leave you with a feeling of hope.

Covers almost every aspect of divorce including: What Divorce Means To Me, How I Heard, My Biggest Worry, What Has Changed Since The Divorce, Caught In The Middle, Things That Helped, If I Had A Magic Wand, My Parents Relationship Now, Hopes and Dreams, Advice To Kids, Advice To Parents, Back and Forth, and "I Am" Statements.

*Includes free downloadable companion workbook
*Closed captioned
 
#15658/1743   40 minutes 2012  $119.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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CHILDREN AND GRIEF: Children Teaching Children about Grief

*WINNER! "Best Children's Videos produced in 2013"- one of only 17 included in this prestigious list - Association for Library Service to Children (division of American Library Association)

"The wisdom captured in this video is profound. Kids speaking honestly and openly to other kids about their experiences with death can empower other kids and offer hope." Amy Foster-Wexler, LCSW

Ten brave children share their stories of losing a loved one. We hear about their grief and loss, how they are coping and healing. Their advice for other children who have lost a loved one is honest, sincere and heartfelt. These children have experienced a life-changing event, yet they manage to share their stories with a sense of strength and resiliency. Viewers will be left with a sense of hope and an understanding that they are not alone in experiencing death.

Covers many aspects of grief including: My Story, What Grief Means To Me, Worries and Challenges, What Has Helped, Advice, Life After Death, Celebrate and Remember, What I've learned, Hopes and Dreams and I AM.

*Includes free downloadable companion workbook
*Closed Captioned
 
#15657/1743   40 minutes 2013  $119.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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BRAINS ON TRIAL with Alan Alda
On trial is Jimmy Moran, who at 18 took part in a store robbery during which the storeowner's wife was shot and grievously injured. Presiding is distinguished U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who has a longstanding interest in neuroscience and its conceivable effect on criminal law. The trial raises common questions: Is a witness lying? How reliable is eyewitness testimony? What's the best way to avoid a biased jury? How well can the defendant's intentions be judged? Alan Alda explores how brain-scanning technology is providing insights into these questions and discusses the implications of neuroscience entering the courtroom.

As the trial gets underway, Alan Alda speaks with legal experts and scientists to determine if developments in neuroscience could assist the criminal justice system. By visiting and participating in a dozen experiments, Alda gains insights into how, and what, the jurors, judges, witnesses and attorneys are thinking - insights that may one day influence how the criminal justice system operates, and in some cases are already doing so.

*Closed Captioned 
#15634/1725   120 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC 
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Is hydro-electric energy really CLEAN? Deep in the heart of Patagonia in Chile flow two of the world’s purest rivers, the Baker and Pascua. Fed by vast glacial systems, these free-flowing watersheds drive biodiversity in temperate rainforests, estuaries and marine ecosystems. They are also the life source for Patagonia’s most tenacious residents, the Gauchos, the iconic South American cowboys who endure relentless winds and long winters on remote ranches in these river valleys.

Isolated and largely undeveloped Patagonia and its people are caught in a heated conflict surrounding a proposal to build five large hydroelectric dams on the Baker and Pascua Rivers. Promoted as "clean" energy, the project’s cultural and environmental impacts would forever alter the region. Alternatives exist. Clean energy experts are proving the viability of solar, wind and geothermal resources developed much closer to demand and infrastructure.

Over the past century more than 45,000 large dams have redefined the course and health of the planet’s rivers with disastrous impacts that continue to unfold. Tracing the hydrologic cycle of the Baker from ice to ocean, Patagonia Rising brings voice to the frontier people caught in the crossfire of Chile’s energy demands. Juxtaposing the pro-dam business sector with renewable energy experts, the documentary brings awareness and solutions to this global conflict over water and power.

"Intelligent. Weighs the environmental and cultural impact of five massive hydroelectric dams proposed for Chile's Patagonia region.... Awe-inspiring footage of spectacular lands at South America's southernmost tip introduces the gauchos, loggers and other residents whose ways of life have barely changed over centuries, particularly since no roads or power lines connect many ranches."
Dennis Harvey, Variety 
#15626/0645   88 minutes 2011  $329.95 *Streaming available 
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"A haunted glimpse into exploited youth." Variety

"The film illuminates and personalizes some details to which even fashion insiders may not be privy." The New York Times

Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects these distant regions. Girl Model follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a 13-year-old plucked from her rustic home in Russia and dropped into the center of bustling Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley’s initial discovery of Nadya, they rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya’s optimism about rescuing her family from financial hardship grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley’s more jaded outlook about the industry’s corrosive influence.

Educational Interests - Adolescence, Asia, Family Relations, Fashion, Globalization, Labor Studies, Women's Studies

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#15625/0645   77 minutes 2011  $279.95 *Streaming available 
    

Hailed by The Washington Post as "Enlightening, inspiring and expertly crafted" and as "Deeply satisfying... Irresistible!" by The New York Times, this Critically acclaimed, intimate documentary is as much about coping with the frustration of loss as it is about the joy of victory.

Tells the stories of five chess players at a below-the-poverty-line INNER CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The team's victories go beyond a room full of trophies - through chess they learn patience and long-term planning, and the importance of analyzing the wrong or right decisions they make after the game. Chess provides skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives, regardless of what profession they choose. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard and demonstrates remarkable and improbable achievements of this dedicated team.

Their teacher Elizabeth Vicary has helped hundreds of kids go from not knowing how to move the pieces on the board to winning national titles. This tireless coach along, with Assistant Principal/coach John Galvin and Principal Fred Rubinom, instill skills and confidence that will serve their students long after they’ve graduated.

This film is a wonderful tool not only for teaching chess to any audience, but also as an essential resource for Career Planning, Math, Education, Teacher's Colleges, Urban Politics and Studies, and many other subjects.

*Includes Hot Docs Discussion Guide for Teachers; Elizabeth Vicary's Guides to Teaching Chess and Starting a Chess Club; as well as other Educational Resources.

*Closed Captioned

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#15624/0645   102 minutes 2012  $299.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Elder abuse is a serious problem. Recent studies have shown an increase in abuse over the last decade. Each year between one and two million elderly citizens are victims of abuse and neglect. It is widely accepted that this data is incomplete, but the statistics call attention to the seriousness of the problem. As mandatory reporters of abuse and suspected abuse, nurses must be familiar with the risk factors that can lead a caregiver to be abusive, the types and signs of elder abuse, what to do if elder abuse is suspected. This program provides the learner with this information.

Developed for nurses and other professional healthcare providers to identify and manage suspected and actual cases of elder abuse. Describes the importance of recognizing elder abuse, both to assist in the patient's continuing care and to avoid legal implications.

After completion, the learner should be able to:
*Describe types and signs of elder abuse.
* Identify factors that put elders at risk of becoming abused.
* Identify factors that put caregivers at risk of becoming abusive.
* Describe the steps that should be taken if elder abuse is suspected.
* Identify when reporting is necessary and how and where to report suspected abuse 
#15603/1348   22 minutes 2012  $319.95 
    


"Highly Recommended. This is the real story behind the cosmetic banana; the perfect flawless fruit that appears on tables everywhere. Although the sub-title highlights dangers of pesticide abuse, the program covers broader issues regarding banana plantations in Central America. It uncovers areas such as extreme exploitation of man and earth, of trade wars and corruption, and destruction of society and the environment in poor countries by large international corporations. However, the story ends on a positive note, suggesting the possibility of a better future with global restructuring of agro-food system based on fair trade and environmentally friendly practices. The video quality is good, the narration is clear and English sub-titles are provided wherever necessary; it is highly recommended for those who are interested in world issues and environmental studies." EMRO Review

Few people realize that intensive cultivation is required to secure the world's demand for bananas or that multinational corporations are using massive amounts of pesticides to protect their valuable crops. First we see how overuse of chemicals is not only bad for the environment, but also to the welfare of the crop workers. For example, in Costa Rica we learn the water these people drink is polluted by numerous fungicides and fertilizers, causing some to become sterile, and others to suffer from skin ulcers. Then we see how cooperative plantations can provide a safer way to raise crops and a more humane way for workers to earn a living.
 
#15598/0450   30 minutes 2010  $189.95 *Streaming available 
    

Phyllis Randolph Frye is the first openly transgender judge in the United States. Having lived more than 60 percent of life as the woman she always felt herself to be, Phyllis remains on the cutting edge of LGBTIQ legal and political issues. While the gay community was still ignoring or marginalizing the transgender community, Phyllis began the national transgender legal and political movement with six annual transgender law conferences and grassroots training in the early 1990s.

In this program, Ms. Frye offers various ideas on such topics as what restroom to use, the legality of marriages, dealing with probation officers if convicted of a crime, whether or not surgery is necessary, and how to advise nursing home clients in the care of transgender elderly.
 
#15594/1410   60 minutes 2013  $149.95 *Streaming available 
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More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation with ProPublica, FRONTLINE examines the operations of the nation's largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.

*English sub-titles
 
#15592/1725   60 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC 
    

Ten trillion dollars in Americans’ retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special Money, Power and Wall Street, FRONTLINE raises troubling questions about how America’s financial institutions protect our savings. The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer’s best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements. 
#15591/1725   60 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC 
    

Have you ever seen Muslim-American high school girls in full-length dresses and traditional hijabs (head scarves) playing full-court basketball? Covered Girls opens a window into the lives of a colorful and startling group of Muslim-American teenage girls in New York and challenges the stereotypes about this culture.

The film documents the daily experience of Kiren who coaches her high school basketball team, Amnah who has a black belt in Karate, and Tavasha who is cutting a CD of original rap songs. Their traditional clothing allows them to understand prejudices and to speak out about their faith, especially after 9/11, when people spat upon, pushed and threatened them. They are quite happy that their dress allows men to look at them as people instead of as sex objects. The film follows the girls from a Harlem recording studio to a Brooklyn mosque, revealing typical teenagers suddenly caught in a tug-of-war between religious extremism and the American dream.

AWARDS:
National Women's Studies Association, 2004
Best Short Documentary, Nashville Independent Film Festival, 2003
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2003
Official Selection, Walker Art Center's Women with Vision Film Festival, 2003
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2003

QUOTES

"Excellent Outreach tool" - Middle East Studies Association

"By depicting the girls in their full-length dresses and hijabs behaving just like teens in western clothing, the film gently reminds us to observe the adage about not judging a book by its cover. The voices we hear are casual, straightforward and heartfelt. The background rap music fits well into the black and white urban scene. This short film is an excellent choice for a discussion about bigotry amongst teenagers. Recommended' Homa Naficy, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT for EMRO

#15586/0605   22 minutes 2003  $219.95 
    


This new series helps parents, teens and families incorporate Christian values into their daily lives and gives guidance on how to approach life’s challenges and the tools needed to deal with them. Reveals first-hand how young people deal with and overcome the very real difficulties encountered as part of their growing up. Personal interviews and real life stories teach students how seemingly overwhelming problems can be overcome. Each of the five programs empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic advice.

DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY
Hard-hitting testimonials from teens and young adults illustrate the potential life-altering damage done by substance abuse use, the struggle to get and stay clean, what it means to live a life free of drugs and the reality that it can happen to anyone who chooses to experiment with drugs. 23 minutes

GUNS, GANGS AND VIOLENCE: The Consequences
*A Regional Emmy award-winning documentary
Willie Jones, was valedictorian of his high school class, an outstanding student, athlete and class leader bound for Cornell University. The day after he graduated, Willie was gunned down in a drive-by shooting as he left a graduation party where parents were acting as chaperons, alcohol was prohibited and an off-duty police officer was providing security. The killing of Willie Jones shocked and angered much of San Diego, particularly the African American community, in which Jones had become a role model and a symbol of hope. Family members and friends reflect on the very personal pain of youth violence and express hope that Willie's story will be a resounding wakeup call for teenagers today facing the daily struggles of guns, gangs and violence. 20 minutes

EATING DISORDERS: Creating Healthy Eating Choices and a Positive Body Image
See first-hand accounts of the struggles in dealing with Anorexia and Bulimia from young teens who have suffered from this affliction and survived. For reasons that are unclear, some teens, mainly young women, develop potentially life threatening eating disorders called bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. Those with bulimia indulge in bingeing (episodes of eating large amounts of food) and purging (getting rid of the food from the body by vomiting, using laxatives or diuretics). Those with anorexia, severely limit their food intake. About half of anorexics also suffer from bulimia symptoms. Health professionals discuss the ways in which to help create a positive body image and how important it is to provide physical, intellectual and spiritual guidance to help teens make healthy life choices. 21 minutes

YOUTH IN PRISON: Giving Hope and New Direction
The number of violent crimes committed by juveniles nationwide continues to rise alarmingly. In response, the courts are sentencing more young offenders to tough prison terms. What, specifically, is being done to show these kids a different path? Is there any hope for young people in prison? This program provides faith-based initiatives key to reaching disconnected youth by providing spiritual counseling, support and encouragement to juveniles, who want to turn from the past and lead a new life free of crime by living the Christian faith. 22 minutes

SEX AND ABSTINENCE DISORDERS: Why is it so important to wait to have sex?
Young people today are being bombarded with conflicting messages about sex from their families, their peers and especially the media. This program takes a look at a controversial approach - stressing abstinence. Religious values are one of the most prominent reasons for waiting until marriage to engage in sexual intimacy. However, there are a number of other reasons why young people should abstain when considering pre-marital sex. Beyond the risks of pregnancy, there are many other risks such as STD’s and emotional turmoil. We explore how our culture has become more open than ever in talking about sex and why many people of faith are now participating in the dialogue, by promoting a positive spiritual view of sex after marriage. 21 minutes
 
#15585/2003  2013  $289.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

Four volumes in this series teach games and activities that foster the essentials of well-adjusted youth.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FITNESS - Volume One (87 minutes)
Includes 29 fun and active games and activities that provide purposeful movement for the body and problem-solving for the mind. These games are perfect for youth-serving organizations that want to help kids become physically fit, as well as to develop their cognitive skills. The games and activities featured in this DVD are designed provide youth with the opportunity to enhance their level of physical health, particularly with regard to aerobic fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. As for mental fitness, the games and activities in this DVD offer youth a viable means to improve various aspects of their mental functioning, including problem-solving, attention, decision-making, and memory. This DVD consists of Physical Fitness Games 1 to 17 as well as Mental Fitness Games 18 to 29.
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SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL FITNESS - Volume Two (81 minutes)
Features 26 fun and meaningful games and activities that are designed to develop social skills and provide faith-building opportunities. These games are perfect for youth-serving organizations that want to help kids become socially prepared to work in teams by building healthy relationships and by developing faith. With regard to social fitness, the DVD includes games and activities that can enhance the social health of youth in endeavors invloving teamwork and cooperation. As for spiritual fitness, the games and activities presented in this DVD offer a viable means of increasing a child’s level of faith and accountability to God with the love and support of family and friends. This DVD consists of Social Fitness Games 30 to 47 as well as Spiritual Fitness Games 48 to 55.
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EMOTIONAL FITNESS AND CIVILITY/SPORTSMANSHIP - Volume Three (100 minutes)
Offers 27 fun and rewarding games and activities that can help the emotional stability of youth, as well strengthen their ability to exhibit patience, grace, and strength of character when interacting with others. These games are perfect for youth-serving organizations who want to assist kids become more emotionally balanced by creating meaningful relationships involving both trust and kindness. With regard to emotional fitness, the games and activities featured in this DVD provide youth with the opportunity to enhance their level of trust both in themselves and in others. As for civility and sportsmanship, the games and activities in this DVD are designed to give youth the opportunity to develop their skills in patience, kindness, and respect in order to create positive relationships, improve their ability to work well with others, and help prevent bullying. This DVD consists of EMOTIONAL FITNESS GAMES 56 to 71 and CIVILITY/SPORTSMANSHIP GAMES 72 to 82.
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OUTDOOR SKILLS AND SELF-RELIANCE - Volume Four (62 minutes)
Features 19 fun and adventuresome games and activities that are designed to enhance a participant’s level of self-reliance through the development of selected outdoor skills. These games are perfect for youth-serving organizations that want to help kids thrive in the outdoors where they can build self-worth, independence, and self-sufficiency. By promoting outdoor skills and self-reliance, the games and activities provide youth with an opportunity to increase their level of confidence and experience in an outdoors setting. This DVD consists of OUTDOOR SKILLS AND SELF-RELIANCE GAMES 83 to 101.
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#15584/0463  2013  $269.95  Grades 6 to 12 
    

One summer morning, Kevin Morrissey, managing editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review, walked to an abandoned coal tower, then dialed 911 to report a shooting before turning his gun on himself.

After hearing evidence of discord between Kevin and his boss, Kevin’s sister Maria contacted the Workplace Bullying Institute and agreed to use Kevin’s case to pursue protective legislation.

Even before Kevin’s death, filmmaker Beverly Peterson had been exploring workplace bullying, a condition which afflicts millions of Americans and can lead to severe anxiety, depression, and debilitating physical harm. After hearing of Kevin, Peterson traveled to Virginia to follow the story and developed a film that examines Kevin's case.

What Killed Kevin? is a documentary that ultimately questions the nature of bullying itself.

QUOTES
"Illustrates how complicated human relationships can appear when examined in depth." The Washington Post

"What Killed Kevin? is an excellent starting point for exploring . . . complexities of credit and blame and taking the conversation about workplace bullying one step further." The Huffington Post

"What Killed Kevin? is a documentary that must be watched by anyone who wishes to understand why society’s intensive anti-bullying efforts have been failing."
Psychology Today

"Even if this thought-provoking film offers more questions than answers, it serves as a viable starting point for intense dialogue about workplace bullying." Booklist 
#15579/0605   47 minutes 2012  $329.95 
    


An unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation. Follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education, and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child.

Robin's battles in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he is convicted of abusive sexual contact with his daughter, illuminates how serious this problem is on the reservation. Her quest to heal her family, find a man worthy of her love, build a career, and fulfill her goal of returning to her reservation to help prevent the abuse of women and children, takes her on an intimate and inspiring journey full of heartbreak, discovery, and redemption.

*Sub-titled in English
 
#15574/1725   300 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC 
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This bold five-part series challenges conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs, insurgent groups and warlords using unconventional weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict.

With depth and complexity, this series spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan, and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.

Featuring narrators Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard, Women, War & Peace is the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the roles of women in war and peace.

*Five programs in the series:

CAME TO TESTIFY is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence - and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law. Their remarkable courage resulted in a triumphant verdict that led to new international laws about sexual violence in war.

PLAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003.

When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. PEACE UNVEILED follows three women in Afghanistan who are risking their lives to make sure that women have a seat at the negotiating table.

THE WAR WE ARE LIVING travels to Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia’s pacific southwest, where two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women are fighting to hold onto their gold-rich lands. They are standing up for a generation of Colombians who have been terrorized and forcibly displaced as a deliberate strategy of war.

WAR REDEFINED challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State, and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making. Interviewees include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee; Bosnian war crimes investigator Fadila Memisevic; and globalization expert Moises Naim. 
#15528/1725   240 minutes 2011  $189.95 *CC 
    

What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of crimes? Can science in any way help us understand these horrific events and provide clues as to how to prevent them in the future? As we try to understand the tragic events at Newtown, NOVA correspondent Miles O'Brien separates fact from fiction, investigating new theories that the most destructive rampage killers are driven most of all, not by the urge to kill, but the wish to die. Could suicide - and the desire to go out in a media-fueled blaze of glory - be the main motivation? How much can science tell us about a brain at risk for violence? Most importantly, can we recognize dangerous minds in time -- and stop the next Newtown? 
#15511/1725   60 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC 
    


While alcohol contributes to factors which may lead to violence against women, research shows that it is not the actual cause of violence against women by men. This program profiles four women who survived severely abusive relationships and offers additional insights from professionals in such areas as domestic violence, alcohol abuse, and law enforcement. Two parts 27 and 33 minutes.

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#15505/2055   60 minutes 2011  $229.95 *Streaming available 
    

In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, this program investigates a young man and the town he changed forever. Adam Lanza left behind a trail of death and destruction, but little else. He left no known friends, no diary. He destroyed his computer and any evidence it might have provided. His motives, and his life, remain largely a mystery. This program looks for answers to the central - and so far elusive - question: who was Adam Lanza? Also explores how those closest to the tragedy are now wrestling with the issue of gun culture and laws. *Closed Captioned 
#15486/1725   60 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC 
    

In a world where might frequently makes right and violence often makes no sense at all, why is forgiveness so highly regarded by so many cultures and religions? In this thought-provoking three-part series, forgiveness is analyzed through the firsthand experiences of crime victims, peace advocates, and others, who together agree that although forgiveness cannot change the past, it does improve the future. 3-part series, 30 minutes each.

HEALING THE HEART: Forgive and Remember
How could Bud Welch, whose daughter died in the Oklahoma City bombing, forgive Timothy McVeigh? How did the Reverend Walter Everett move beyond his desire for revenge against the man who murdered his son? In this program, these and other remarkable individuals - people who in picking up the pieces of their shattered lives have triumphed over hate - share the details of their long, painful, and deeply personal journeys from shock and the desire for retribution to an attitude of forgiveness.

HEALING THE WOUNDS: Making Peace a Priority
Can the current generation of hereditary enemies muster the will to put the past behind them? Can nations reconcile old enmities once and for all? This program explores the complexities of promoting forgiveness on a mass scale in places such as Ireland and the Middle East. Dr. Robert Enright, president of The International Forgiveness Institute; Nobel Laureate Betty Williams; representatives of The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; and others discuss their efforts to advance the peace-making process - a process essential to the progress of humanity.

HEALING THE SOUL: Religious Perspectives on Forgiveness
Atonement, penance, and absolution are beliefs that reside at the core of the world’s major religions. Have the practices of contrition and restitution become relics of the past, or are they still viable today as opportunities for spiritual cleansing, healing, and rebirth? In this program, The God Squad’s Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman; Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina, of the Organization for Islamic Learning; Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking; and others present their diverse perspectives on forgiveness in religious and institutional milieus.
 
#15470/0635   90 minutes 2000  $349.95 *CC 
    


Do your clients struggle with anger? Do you struggle with finding empathy for clients who act out in anger or violence? Are you searching for new and better ways to help them manage these issues?

Going far beyond the old "count to 10, take a deep breath" models, and completely eliminating shame-based techniques, Christian Conte, PhD, offers radical new ways of understanding why people rage and how they can stop. In this video, you will learn about the neurochemistry of anger, how to recognize your client’s personal anger-types, and how to help them master antidotes to each. In addition, you will become skilled at helping clients recognize their triggers, detach from their thoughts, and use their self-awareness more effectively.
 
#15467/1745   75 minutes 2012  $189.95 *CC 
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Teenagers Jonathan and Tina are "Flipped" into a maximum security prison. Their experiences there hit home, and both teens resolve to change their ways. 
#15454/0510   21 minutes 2002  $189.95  Grades 9 to 12 *CC 
    

*Winner, Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature, Oxford Film Festival
*Winner, South by Southwest Film Festival

In 2006, the United States Geological Survey estimated that more than 200 billion barrels of crude oil rested in a previously unreachable formation beneath western North Dakota. Oil companies from far and wide began descending on small rural towns across the state with men and machinery in tow.

CRUDE INDEPENDENCE travels to the town of Stanley (population 1,300) atop the largest oil discovery in the history of North America and captures the change wrought by the unprecedented boom. Townsfolk, "store owners, farmers, and county officials" had lived there for decades when the oil men began to arrive searching for clear information on the rightful owners of the land and the riches that flow beneath it.

Through revealing interviews and breathtaking imagery of the northern plains, this program is a rumination on the future of small town America - a tale of change at the hands of the global energy market. Framed by the July 4th parade down Stanley’s Main Street, the film presents a modern American tale of how one resource so far below ground can dramatically affect life on the surface. 
#15453/0605   71 minutes 2009  $329.95 
    


*WINNER OF MANY AWARDS including…
Best Documentary and Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival
Earth Friendly Award, AFI Dallas Film Festival
Award Corporate Social Responsibility, IVCA Clarion Awards
Best Screenwriting, Sedona Film Festival
Best Documentary and Audience Award, Gaia Film Festival
Producer's Award, Santa Cruz Film Festival

In this feature-length documentary, filmmaker and biofuel advocate Josh Tickell explores the origins of America's dependence on fossil fuels, detailing the cross-country road trip that he took in his biodiesel-converted van, campaigning for the more sustainable, environmentally friendly fuel.

Tickell interviews people in his film from across the spectrum of fuel use, from oil company executives, to those devastated by water contamination stemming from oil companies, to Midwestern families considering buying Hummers.
 
#15452/0605   112 minutes 2008  $329.95 
    

"I don't think it is possible to view this film without becoming energized to want to put an end to this appalling practice." Meryl Streep

*Best Documentary, Victoria Independent Film Festival
*Best Director, Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival

THE CUTTING TRADITION focuses on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), a custom which appears barbaric to the westernized eye, but remains common practice in many African and some Middle Eastern countries. Despite being widely banned, FGM continues to be performed on young women and little girls, often exposing them to serious medical and psychological problems. This program delivers a balanced and non-judgmental exploration of the religious, cultural, and historical grounds behind the practice.

Natives of Burkina Faso, Egypt, Djibouti, and Ethiopia express their opinions both in support of and against FGM. Their authentic, undiluted statements highlight how deeply entrenched the practice is within the culture. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the film shares footage of traditional wedding celebrations and a young girl experiencing FGM to deliver a delicate picture of a complicated issue. 
#15451/0605   47 minutes 2011  $279.95 
    

Tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. MAKERS captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down. 
#15446/1725   180 minutes 2013  $149.95 *CC 
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Presents the strength and importance of the native people of North America. Discover what it means to be a Native American and how to celebrate one's ancient ancestry while still keeping in touch with modern society. 
#15444/2003   20 minutes 1997  $89.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

Proposing to "kill the Indian and save the man", U.S. Army captain Richard H. Pratt envisioned an educational system that would erase Native American culture and "civilize" the continent’s indigenous people. His chosen method? Removing children from Pennsylvania’s tribal communities and confining them in barracks-style schools - initially the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, which Pratt founded in 1879.

In myopic terms it was a remarkably effective strategy, and Carlisle became a cruel model for institutions all over the U.S. and Canada, including Michigan’s Mount Pleasant Indian School. Subjected to emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse, Mount Pleasant students were inevitably alienated from their families, native languages, and tribal religions.

This film combines archival materials with present-day interviews to make clear just how inhumane the system was. Survivors from Tlingit, Chippewa, Choctaw, and Lakota communities describe in raw, unflinching terms the impact on First Nations across North America. Contains occasional profanity.

*Closed Captioned 
#15442/0635   41 minutes 2011  $189.95 *CC 
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In this three hour workshop held at Ferndale Institution with staff, prisoners and volunteers, Dr. Solanto speaks about trauma and how it affects our body, brain, feelings and relationships. He explains why trauma affects people differently and brings to light the kinds of individual and societal responses that can be most helpful. Before coming to B.C. in the early 90's, Dr. Solanto served as a School Psychologist in the public schools of New York for 18 years. He then completed a doctorate in psychology, and for seven years was the Director of a multi-disciplinary outpatient treatment centre for addictions and trauma. Since coming to Canada, Dr. Solanto has been teaching a wide variety of courses at the Justice Institute of B.C. and has developed and instructed the Justice Institute's Aboriginal Trauma Certificate Program in various Aboriginal communities in B.C. In the past few years he has been working in First Nations communities throughout Canada, assisting with healing and training. He has also served as a consultant for the Federal Department of Justice, as well as for Corrections Services Canada, and currently provides consultation and training to a variety of organizations in B.C. and other provinces.
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*2 DVD set 3 hours and 5 minutes 
#15441/0867  2007  $189.95 *Streaming available 
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Entering a developing-world culture, especially an isolated one, is a reality check for any Westerner. If the visitor is a woman, issues related to patriarchal control and female independence will almost certainly shape her interactions with the community. This three-part series follows three British women as they become temporary additions to families in remote areas of Turkey, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. As an on-the-ground case study, each episode evokes challenging questions regarding women’s rights across the globe. To what extent can we impose Western standards? Should they enter the discussion at all? Is defiance or conformity the better strategy when the customs under discussion, however alien, are no longer theoretical?

Three 59-minute programs:
TRIBAL WIVES: Challenging Western Views of Polygamy and Female Circumcision
TRIBAL WIVES: A Look into Tribal Family Life and Female Independence
TRIBAL WIVES: Western Taboos versus Tribal Traditions

*Portions in other languages with English subtitles 
#15440/0635  2010  $549.95 
    


Looking for expert advice to dress your best with flattering clothing styles for all body types? Join wardrobe stylist and personal shopper Carly Gatzlaff as she takes viewers through the basics of dressing for your body type by creating a flattering, put-together look that is uniquely you.

This program is a compilation of video segments that cover a variety of hints and tips for both women and men to dress and look your best, including:
*Dressing for your body type
*Using color and pattern
*Accessorizing your look
*Clothing quality
*Shopping strategies

*Closed Captioned
 
#15438/1290   20 minutes 2013  $89.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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Thomas and Tamara are track stars at their rural New Mexico high school. Like many teenagers, they are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations. A moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.
 
#15436/1725   83 minutes 2012  $129.95 *CC 
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THE INTERCULTURAL CLASSROOM addresses the increasingly diverse environment of educational institutions. Educators, trainers, and managers have made this unique program an essential tool in meeting the challenges posed by organizational diversity. Corporate trainers have successfully used the video as a metaphor for exploring leadership and management issues in the workplace. Participants have found that the material facilitates provocative discussions, bridges communication gaps, resolves conflict, and expands perspectives.

In part one, a docu-drama, cultures collide in the classroom. Neither the students nor the professor can negotiate the diverse classroom environment; they perceive differences as deficiencies, rather than as wellsprings of cultural variation. Instead of addressing the historical and personal experiences of class members and their accompanying expectations about learning, the class devolves into frustration and conflict. The professor and U.S. students become annoyed and often combative, while many of the international students withdraw in discouragement.

Part two provides an analysis of the incident: the communication patterns, learning styles, and negative perceptions that led to conflict. Teams of experts provide insightful comments on the behaviors and values expressed in the classroom. The two-part video program comes with a comprehensive instructional guide and an extensive bibliography. 
#15425/0937  2002  $279.95 
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Combining scholarly analysis with a human-centered approach, this six-part series looks at the causes and effects of economic hardship in the United States while suggesting ways for society to combat the cycle of poverty. Situational, multigenerational, elder, and child poverty are all addressed through conversations with those who know economic hardship firsthand, while immigration issues and homelessness are also examined in depth. Expert commentary comes from respected writers, socioeconomic scholars, and frontline activists, including Washington Post columnist David Broder, Alan Berube of the Brookings Institute, and Jessica Bartholow, a community food bank administrator.

There are six 32 to 85 minute programs in the series:
BORN WITH A WOODEN SPOON
WELCOME TO POVERTY U.S.A.
THE 51ST STATE: America's Working Poor
DOWN BUT NOT OUT: A Look at Situational Poverty
WHAT POOR CHILD IS THIS? Poverty and America's Children
NOUVEAU POOR: Immigrant Poverty | Obvious Poverty: America's Homeless 
#15407/0635  2011  $998.95 
    

Joy, sadness, fear, anger - sometimes they hide behind a calm, sociable façade. In other cases, the more we try to conceal them, the more visible they become. This four-part series illuminates connections between the physical and psychological aspects of human behavior. Viewers will gain an understanding of the importance of body language, facial expression, and tone of voice, in relation to key concepts such as empathy, aggression, and territorial instinct. Hosted by noted psychologist John Marsden, each program explores, through humorous, poignant, and sometimes frightening examples, the interrelationship of human emotion and action.

There are four 56-minute programs in the series:

LIARS
It’s been estimated that there are over 100 different types of lie - some good, some bad, some pure evil. Although lying is universal, it may be the most poorly understood of all human traits. In this program, psychologist John Marsden attempts to unravel the mysteries surrounding deception and identify its cues in body language and facial expression. Dr. Marsden interviews Donald Bickerstaff, a man who swindled millions from investment clients and who displays little remorse for his dishonesty. Dr. Marsden also meets Beth Shannon, a portrait artist with an uncanny ability to spot falsehoods, and confronts that most merciless of lie detectors, the polygraph machine.

HEARTBREAK
It can lead to isolation, to depression, even to violence. In this program, psychologist John Marsden investigates the devastating effect that social and romantic rejection can have on the brain, the body, and human behavior. Using the latest neuro-imaging technology, Dr. Marsden examines the links between unrequited love and physical pain; he also sheds light on why crimes of passion and revenge occur, and explains how early childhood experiences of rejection can shape adult relationships. Examples of romantic failure and social isolation are analyzed through their physical manifestations - although these are shown to vary according to gender.

PERSUADERS
Is there a way to cut in line without creating hard feelings? Why are peer groups such a strong influence on individuals? What is the secret to swaying the undecided and winning over the skeptical? In this program, psychologist John Marsden illustrates how experts in the art of persuasion think and operate, and how their goals can become transparent. Dr. Marsden talks with salespeople, marketing gurus, and business owners - as well as a hypnotist who can pull teeth without anesthetics and a former cult member who has firsthand experience in being psychologically controlled. From overt dominance to discreet manipulation, the multifaceted world of persuasion is revealed.

URBAN SURVIVAL
Are humans genetically disposed to live in large, dense group - or are we actually unfit as a species to do so? In this program, psychologist John Marsden dissects the behavior of city dwellers, analyzing why some people are capable of living shoulder-to-shoulder with thousands or even millions of their fellow humans - while others clearly are not. Dr. Marsden inquires into the dangers of city life, the complex nature of urban etiquette, and - through experiments on unwitting test subjects - the visible effects of sensory overload and urban anonymity. He even gets wired up himself, joining a riot-control simulation to measure his own stress levels. 
#15400/0635  2006  $799.95 
    

Hiding deep within the human mind - or perhaps closer to its surface than many would care to know - are forces that can cause one person to assault and kill another. This program studies the primal centers of the brain and the behaviors they control in order to gain an understanding of violence. Illustrating the role of brain chemicals like dopamine and serotonin as well as social conditioning that brings belligerence to the forefront, the film shows how violence is accepted, celebrated, or conveniently overlooked. Specific topics include sleep deprivation, the link between brain damage and domestic violence, the thought processes of convicted murderers, and a Bolivian village in which fist-fighting settles legal disputes. A BBC Production 
#15399/0635   52 minutes 2008  $189.95 *CC 
    

In just 15 minutes, IN CIRCLES offers direct access to the experiences of convicted sex offenders, and to the incredible group that helps them reintegrate into society.Tells the story of two men as they struggle to re-enter society, and of the group that helps them toward this goal. Both men are convicted sex offenders. Provides rare and valuable insight into an important social problem that is seldom discussed. 
#15395/1416   14 minutes $219.95 *Streaming available 
    


WONDER WOMEN! goes behind the scenes with actors Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (the Bionic Woman), comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as feminist icon Gloria Steinem, riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.

KAPOW! WONDER WOMEN offers a nuanced critique of gender and heroism in popular culture as well as a powerful dose of Vitamin F(eminism) for the undernourished. From the birth of the 1940s comic book heroine, Wonder Woman, to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about strong and healthy women. Wonder Women! reveals the complicated negotiations girls and women face as they attempt to achieve confidence, strength, and agency in a society often at odds with those goals. Yet it also inspires through its evocative images, upbeat soundtrack, and richly contextualized history of American superheroines - including the everyday wonder women and action girls in our midst.

*** SPECIAL PRICE for Individual Schools, Non-Profit, Public Libraries
 
#15394/1416   55 minutes 2012  $329.95 *Streaming available 
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Passionate voices and heartfelt stories take you on a journey through the paradigm shift that some call restorative justice. The film takes a thought provoking look at the issues of trauma, recovery and the psychological foundations of restorative process.

Includes interviews with some of North America's leading thinkers and most experienced practitioners in the restorative justice movement including: retired Yukon Territorial Judge Barry Stuart, Victim Services Manager Sandy Bryce, Trauma Therapist Dr. Joe Solanto, Psychiatrist Dr. Donald L. Nathanson, circle keepers Harold and Phil Gatensby of the Tlinget Nation, Sandi Bergen and Dave Gustafson of Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association, Restorative Justice Practitioner Kay Pranis, James Scott of the Ottawa Collaborative Justice Project, and Dr. Liz Elliott, director of The Centre for Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University. Celine Lee, participant of the Victim Offender Mediation Program for serious violent crimes and Warren Glowatski speak candidly about their healing journeys.

*Closed Captioned 
#15390/0867   84 minutes 2004  $189.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Stripped of their culture and forced to live in squalor, the Innu Mushua of Labrador spiraled downward into addiction, chronic disease, and a shockingly high rate of suicide. This program explores the devastating impact that living under church and government rule has had on the Innu (once known as the Naskapi), and serves as a case study in the degradation of a nomadic hunting culture made to give up its traditional ways.

With insights from community members, the film chronicles the tragic attempt to assimilate the Innu through relocation to substandard housing with no sanitation facilities and schooling that proclaimed their ancient beliefs to be works of the devil. Chief Simeon Tshakapesh addresses the need for economic and educational development for his people, and Don McCrae, author of the scathing 1993 Canadian Human Rights Commission Report that brought attention to their plight, provides additional commentary. 
#15388/0635   47 minutes 2004  $189.95 
    


What is the lifelong potential of the human mind? Millions of us in our 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and beyond face career, financial, and personal challenges beyond anything we anticipated - we’re filled with fresh uncertainties. We’ve seen careers derailed, and investments devastated by economic chaos. Some of us have grown restless or burned out in our businesses or professions. Others have unexpectedly ‘flunked retirement,’ finding the so-called ‘golden years’ mind-numbingly boring. However we’ve come to it, the challenge is the same: What Now?

Personally driven by this question, Peabody award-winning journalist, and Fortune 100 leadership educator Mark S. Walton set out on his most fascinating assignment yet. Crisscrossing America, he visited with remarkably re-inventive people, and researched the latest breakthroughs in brain science, psychology, human performance, creativity, and happiness. In this paradigm-shattering special, he shares his exciting findings, weaving in-depth interviews, cutting edge research, and practical lessons into an actionable blueprint for redesigning our lives and work.

Entertaining, informative, and empowering, BOUNDLESS POTENTIAL delivers overwhelming evidence that we were never meant to downgrade our ambitions, but to continually reinvent them.
 
#15377/1725   60 minutes 2012  $89.95 *CC 
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What happens to children when their mothers are incarcerated? In prisons throughout the United States, 80 percent of all female inmates are incarcerated for non-violent offenses, and 80 percent are mothers of vulnerable children. This sensitive documentary is an up-close look at children coping with their mothers’ incarcerations.

As the children lay bare their longing for love, each story illustrates policy gaps between the judicial and social service systems that are supposed to serve them. In the US, more than two hundred and fifty thousand children suffer daily separation from their mothers, and are often left in the custody of extended family members where they may suffer poverty, neglect, and abuse.

Such children are six times more likely than their peers to end up in prison, victims of a justice system that perpetuates the very problems it seeks to prevent. When the Bough Breaks—Children of Mothers in Prison is a powerful reminder that the system must be changed if these children are to have an emotionally healthy future.

A presentation of the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with additional support from Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, Missouri Arts Council, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, Roblee Foundation, and others.

"This film transports the viewer to the heart of a world most of us never experience. . . Its honesty and sensitivity allows no easy answers."
Ruth R. Ehresman, MSW, LCSW, Policy Director, Citizens for Missouri’s Children

"An excellent introduction to the impact that incarceration has on the children of mothers in prison and the families attempting to provide childcare for these kids. Recommended for academic collections focusing on criminal justice administration, social work, or women’s studies."
MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

"This film is powerful, poignant and unsettling. . . There are no easy answers, but we have to do something better to meet the needs of these children."
Ann Jacobs, Women's Prison Association

"This documentary involved viewers intimately so that one could not dismiss the consequences. Petzall's approach takes up an important and hidden problem as she interviews vulnerable subjects in ways that preserve their dignity."
Pat Aufderheide, Center for Social Media, American University

"Provocative production. . . Good catalyst for classroom and other group discussions."
Booklist

Midwest Emmy Award for Best Documentary, 2002
Western Psychological Association, 2002
International Women in the Director’s Chair Festival, 2001
Finalist, American Film Institute Festival, 2001 
#15374/0605   58 minutes 2001  $329.95 
    

On July 28th, 1996, two college students stumbled upon an anthropological find that would change forever the way North Americans view their past. While holding hydroplane races on private land on the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, Will Thomas and Dave Deacy noticed a human skull mired in the mud. It turned out to be one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever found in North America. James Chatters, the anthropologist who eventually investigated the skeleton, determined that the skull had "Caucasoid" features. The word, "Caucasoid," and the subsequent carbon dating of the bones, which found them to be over 9,000 years old, ignited a firestorm of controversy.

These events pitted science against religion and scientists against Native Americans. The scientists demanded the right to study the bones. The Umatilla Tribe believed the bones to be sacred and ancestral. They were adamant that the bones be repatriated to the tribes for reburial. The American government, seemingly caught in the middle due to the fact that the remains were found on Federal land, decided to repatriate the remains to the Tribe. Eight scientists then filed a lawsuit in order to block this repatriation, claiming that more study was needed to determine ownership.

The documentary explores with humor and compassion the cultural assumptions and differing opinions among the various groups involved, and attempts to explain why so many have claimed the bones of Kennewick Man. The far-reaching implications for the future of American anthropology, our view of America's ancient past, and the present day relationship between Native and non-native people are addressed.

"Recommended for Anthropology, Law, Multicultural Studies, Native American Studies."
David M. Liberty, StreamNet Library, Columbia Inter-tribal Fish Commission for Educational Media Reviews Online

"A meticulous documentary telling a terrific story."
The Seattle Times

Cucalorus Festival of Independent Film, 2002
American Indian Film Festival, 2001

*ANTHROPOLOGY
*NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
 
#15365/0605   86 minutes 2002  $329.95 
    

Lady Warriors is the story of seven Native American teenage girls who are Arizona state cross-country running champions in training for their next championship competition. Given their belief that establishing outstanding reputations as runners will help their chances of earning college scholarships, they seize this opportunity to excel and realize their dreams of escaping their community of poverty and despair.

The film takes viewers behind the scenes - onto the Navaho and Hopi reservations, in and around Tuba City, Arizona, and on the road - as the Lady Warriors prepare for their fourth state championship competition. Integral to their success is their coach Milfred Tewawina, a Hopi cross-country champion sensitive to the emotional fragility of his runners and driven to provide them inspired, supportive leadership.

In addition to chronicling their running, the film incorporates brief glimpses of Hopi and Navajo life. Sequences include scenes shot on the Hopi reservation and a Navajo puberty ceremony. This award-winning film is about the will to succeed, the importance of age-old traditions, and the struggles of minority girls to grow up in today's America.

The original 90-minute film is available at the same price.

"The inspiring story is dramatically told and effectively filmed." School Library Journal
"The dedicated coaching and hard work of these girls may inspire other high school teams to excel." School Library Journal

National Women¹s Studies Association, 2003
People's Choice Award, Denver International Film Festival, 2002
Best Documentary, American Indian Festival, 2001
Audience Award, Durango Film Festival, Colorado, 2002
American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, 2002
Best Picture, Audience Award Phoenix Film Festival, 2002

*ANTHROPOLOGY
*NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 
#15363/0605   56 minutes 2002  $269.95 
    

We love mobile phones. They connect us to family and friends, but also to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Inside many mobile phones are illegally mined minerals, minerals that fuel conflict, create child slavery, and support other severe human rights abuses in the Congo.

This riveting documentary reveals a mineral trade plagued with violence and human exploitation. The director takes on the Congolese military and corrupt warlords with barnstorming bravado to gain access to Bisie - a militia-controlled slave mine that produces cassiterite, a tin oxide used in cell phones - where as many as twenty-five thousand captive workers live in unimaginable squalor and fear.

He takes his findings to the Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia, a company that nets up to 1.6 billion dollars in profits annually, with the hope that Nokia will stand behind its claims of sustainability. But Nokia refuses to acknowledge the use of "blood" in the manufacture of their cellphones. Blood in the Mobile is a film about human courage, hope, and the search for solutions.

A fifty-two-minute version of the film is also available. Please call to order.

"Poulsen shines a brilliant light on a world dominated by paramilitary forces and subject to nightmarish working conditions. . . An excellent choice for anyone concerned with the problems of the modern world."
Library Journal

"Blood in the Mobile brings to light important issues to consider in our race for connectivity."
Heather Haynes, programmer, Hot Docs

"A disturbing film depicts the high price in African blood paid for the convenience of cell phones, as well as the relative indifference of big corporations that do not know - or at least do not care - where their raw materials come from".
Jack David Eller, Anthropological Review Database

Winner, Cinema for Peace Award in Berlin, 2011
Hot Docs Festival, Toronto, 2011
Amnesty International Movies That Matter, Netherlands, 2011
It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival, 2011
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, 2011
ZagrebDox, Croatia, 2011
True/False Film Festival, Colombia, 2011

*AFRICA
*GLOBALIZATION & GLOBAL ISSUES
*HUMAN RIGHTS 
#15359/0605   82 minutes 2011  $325 
    

Traditional foods are at risk of disappearing forever, as a speed-obsessed world turns increasingly to fast foods. To counter this trend, there is an international gastro-economic movement known as Slow Food. Its aim is to protect traditional culture, the environment and biodiversity by encouraging regional food production. The movement is now active in 45 countries.

This film travels around the globe to record this phenomenon. Italy is the home of the Slow Food movement and there is a revival of growing such regional foods as Bronte pistachios, Sorrento lemons and the original Neopolitan tomatoes. Towns, like Orvieto, have declared themselves to be "slow cities," free of fast food outlets, neon and noise.

In Mexico indigenous farming communities have revived ancient ways, cultivating vanilla beans and the nutritious amaranth. In Australia there is an increasing interest in Aboriginal knowledge of native "bush tucker" and a school program reconnects children to the land and its riches. The Botanical Ark in Queensland grows endangered food from all over the world, saving plants from extinction. Beautifully photographed, Slow Food Revolution is a celebration of the sustainability, seasonality and quality of the earth's bounty.

"In a sense the Slow Food Movement is the antithesis of globalization and genetically modified foods - those forces that try to make the world uniform and flat. Highly Recommended" Janis Tyhurst, Reference Librarian, George Fox University, for EMRO

*ENVIRONMENT
*LIFESTYLES
*SOCIOLOGY 
#15357/0605   52 minutes 2006  $325 
    


After surviving a childhood of abuse and neglect, Tonier "Neen" Cain lived on the streets for two nightmarish decades, where she endured unrelenting violence, hunger, and despair while racking up 66 criminal convictions related to her addiction. Incarcerated and pregnant, a community mental health program offered her a way out... and up. Neen’s inspiring story, told in this program, illustrates the consequences of childhood household trauma for individuals and society at large - mental health problems, addiction, homelessness, incarceration - and the efficacy of trauma-informed care as a treatment plan. The video features footage of Neen in her current capacity as a nationally known motivational speaker and educator on the devastation of trauma and the hope of recovery.
 
#15344/0635   54 minutes 2010  $189.95 *CC 
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While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state power and growing inequality, analyses that offer practical, politically viable solutions to these problems have been few and far between. This illustrated presentation from distinguished historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz is a rare and stunning exception. Pointing to efforts already under way in thousands of communities across the U.S., from co-ops and community land trusts to municipal, state, and federal initiatives that promote entrepreneurship and sustainability, Alperovitz marshals years of research to show how bottom-up strategies can work to check monopolistic corporate power, democratize wealth, and empower communities. The result is a highly accessible look at the current economy and a common-sense roadmap for building a system more in sync with American values.

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#15336/0685   52 minutes 2013  $149.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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Distinguished historian John H. Bracey Jr. offers a provocative analysis of the devastating economic, political, and social effects of racism on white Americans. In a departure from analyses of racism that have focused primarily on white power and privilege, Bracey trains his focus on the high price that white people, especially working class whites, have paid for more than two centuries of divisive race-based policies and attitudes. Whether he's discussing the pivotal role slavery played in the war for independence, the two million white Americans who died in a civil war fought over the question of slavery, or how business owners took advantage of the segregation of America's first labor unions and used low-wage, non-unionized black workers to undercut the bargaining power of white workers, Bracey's central point is that failing to acknowledge the centrality of race, and racism, to the American project not only minimizes the suffering of black people, but also blinds us to how white people have been harmed as well.
 
#15333/0685   52 minutes 2013  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Imagine that a single voice carries as much weight as the CEO of Goldman Sachs.

In this gripping first-hand account of the Occupy Wall Street movement, filmmaker and former high school teacher Dennis Trainor Jr. takes an inside look at how a New York-based protest against corporate greed and economic inequality in the autumn of 2011 sparked a full-scale street revolution that continues to send shock waves through the American political system.

Trainor weaves commentary from organizers, activists, and leading progressive thinkers with riveting street-level dispatches from New York's Zuccotti Park, Washington DC, and beyond. The result is a passionate and clear-eyed look at a movement founded on the core belief that the American political and economic system should "place human need above corporate greed" and do something about growing inequality.

Narrated by Trainor, the documentary features filmmaker Michael Moore, Dr. Cornel West (Princeton University), comic/author/activist Lee Camp, journalists Nathan Schneider (Harper's, The Nation), Naomi Klein (The Nation) and more.

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#15332/0685   58 minutes 2012  $219.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    


Filmmaker Denice Ann Evans draws heavily on the voices of students in this timely and eye-opening look at the dangers and consequences of hookup culture on college campuses. Shedding much needed light on a culture steeped in alcohol and often shrouded in silence, Evans supplements student testimony with analysis from experts and health professionals to tease out the gender politics at the heart of hookup culture and what's come to be known as "the spitting game" the finely tuned art of the pickup that many young men now aspire to master. Along the way, Evans raises urgent and clarifying questions about the ways hookup culture may be setting up a seemingly new and potentially liberating set of sexual rules even as it reinforces traditional gender roles, glamorizes high-risk behavior, and clouds issues of consent. The result is a valuable discussion starter, an effective teaching tool, and an important contribution to emerging efforts to understand hookup culture in light of persistently high levels of sexual assault, binge drinking, and gender violence on college campuses.

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#15331/0685   82 minutes 2009  $269.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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Willie Jones, was valedictorian of his high school class, an outstanding student, athlete and class leader bound for Cornell University. The day after he graduated, Willie Jones Jr. was gunned down in a drive-by shooting as he left a graduation party where parents were acting as chaperons, alcohol was prohibited and an off-duty police officer was providing security. The killing of Willie Jones shocked and angered much of San Diego, particularly the African American community, in which Jones had become a role model and a symbol of hope. Family members and friends reflect on the very personal pain of youth violence and express hope that Willie's story will be a resounding wakeup call for teenagers today facing the daily struggles of guns, gangs and violence.
 
#15328/2003   20 minutes 2013  $89.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

"A truly beautiful evocation of the tragedy of lifetime parole."
Susan Mareneck, Acting Director, ICARE

In a punitive federal system where sentencing rules and release policies are growing increasingly tough, recent statistics indicate that one in one hundred Americans is currently incarcerated.

LIFE SENTENCE gives voice to six formerly incarcerated men and women, some of whom were sentenced as adolescents. Each spent between twelve and twenty-six years in prison, and must now find a way, economically and emotionally, to rebuild life on the outside.

The film begins as each prisoner prepares for his or her first parole board hearing. Each is denied, forced to wait two more years. Interviewees discuss their reasons for incarceration, the experience in prison, and the emotions connected to receiving such a harsh sentence. They discuss the importance of educational opportunities, including one that enabled each to complete advanced degrees before Congress abolished federal financing for these programs in 1994.

Now released, the film follows these long-termers as they work to make a contribution to society, all of them working with other formerly incarcerated people. The film, which also includes discussion from scholars, advocates, and policymakers, showcases the importance of acknowledging all individuals’ potential to contribute, regardless of their personal history. 
#15314/0605   31 minutes 2008  $329.95 *Streaming available 
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"Soul Food Junkies is a thoughtful, emotionally riveting, and historically grounded film. Byron Hurt masterfully strikes a delicate balance in understanding how food is both a site of inequality and deeply treasured cultural tradition. Though rooted in African American culinary culture, it speaks to the universal themes of love, loss and well-being." Imani Perry | Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University

Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets.

Inspired by his father's lifelong love affair with soul food even in the face of a life-threatening health crisis, Hurt discovers that the relationship between African-Americans and dishes like ribs, grits, and fried chicken is deep-rooted and culturally based. At the same time, he moves beyond matters of culture and individual taste to show how the economics of the food industry have combined with socioeconomic conditions in predominantly black neighborhoods to dramatically limit food choices.
The result is an absorbing and ultimately inspiring look at the cultural politics of food and the complex interplay between identity, taste, power, and health. Features soul food cooks, historians, doctors, and food justice movement activists who are challenging the food industry, creating sustainable gardens, and advocating for better supermarkets, more farmers' markets, and healthier takes on soul food.

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#15306/0685   64 minutes 2012  $299.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Getting kids to behave and to cooperate can be a real challenge; it’s easy for both parents and children to slip into negative and frustrating interactions. In this all new third program from the POSITIVE PARENTING SERIES, parents learn how to cope with situations that have turned negative. Explores the use of Time Out, Privilege Removal and Extra Chores in handling discipline problems. Learn how to make reasonable, clear demands on children while listening to their input and being responsive to their needs, abilities and limitations.

*Includes Viewer’s Guide, Reproducible handouts and Questionnaire.
 
#15293/1470   30 minutes 2011  $119.95 
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Getting kids to behave and to cooperate can be a real challenge; it’s easy for both parents and children to slip into negative and frustrating interactions. In this all new second program from the POSITIVE PARENTING SERIES, parents learn how to effectively set limits and use behavior contracts.

*Includes Viewer’s Guide, Reproducible handouts and Questionnaire.
 
#15292/1470   35 minutes 2011  $119.95 
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Getting kids to behave and to cooperate can be a real challenge; it’s easy for both parents and children to slip into negative and frustrating interactions. In this all new first program from the POSITIVE PARENTING SERIES, parents learn three techniques for keeping parenting positive and focuses on making effective requests.

*Includes Viewer’s Guide, Reproducible handouts and Questionnaire 
#15291/1470   35 minutes 2011  $119.95 
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Are we really in control of our own thoughts? In this documentary, filmmaker Jason Brett Serle travels from the mall to the mountains to expose just how powerful the subliminal messages of advertising, politicians, and mass media really are. Arguing that "we don’t perceive what’s there, we change what we perceive, and we perceive what’s not there", Serle simplifies complex neurological theories with the help of his young son, then explains how neuro-linguistic programming can help provide psychological independence.

*Contains mature themes and explicit imagery. 
#15288/0635   47 minutes 2012  $189.95 
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FRONTLINE travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska, home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world for a living, the mining companies who are pushing to extract enormous amounts of mineral deposits, estimated to be worth some $300 billion, and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.
 
#15283/1725   30 minutes 2012  $89.95 *CC 
    

The energy demands and rising cost of oil have encouraged scientists and engineers to develop renewable energy alternatives. Biofuels are renewable energy sources from organic materials such as plants or animals that are directly converted into liquid fuels. The two most common biofuels in use today are ethanol and biodiesel. Engineered biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel that are made from starches, sugars and cellulose are already in use as blending agents and additives that greatly reduce vehicle emissions. Algae as a bio-fuel has become more common because it is easy to harvest and these single celled photosynthetic organisms are known for their rapid growth and high energy content. 
#15268/2003   13 minutes 2012  $89.95  Grades 6 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the Recession. FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, POOR KIDS is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country's future.

*Includes sub-titles
 
#15258/1725   60 minutes 2012  $89.95 *CC 
    

Through the eyes of urban planners, community organizers, displaced youth, immigrant workers, and public housing residents, this verité-style documentary reveals how the story of the tumultuous reconstruction of New Orleans is the story of urban America: how democratic processes can fail us, how economic crisis can pull the rug out from under us, and how (im)migration can prove to be a complicated bargain. As cities all over the world struggle to recover from disaster, whether economic, natural, or man-made, the lessons of post-Katrina New Orleans have only become more urgent.

*Special price for Schools, Libraries, Community 
#15254/1416   97 minutes 2012  $269.95 *Streaming available 
    

For ex-convicts, the road back into society is paved with good intentions. But a freed prisoner’s plans for the future can quickly go awry, and the local support system, if one exists, may be just as ineffectual. Do public services provide what a former inmate needs? Is the "system" a safety net or a trap, every bit as confining as prison? This film documents two case studies in which the end of incarceration means not only a fresh start but also a new phase of hardship, hard luck, and hard-won dignity.

Jailed since her mid-20s and emerging with nothing but the clothes on her back, Kim is soon spending her nights on a park bench. Will she fare better or worse than Xavier, who has served 13 years for murder? Where does a young man with that kind of record find a decent job? By the end of the program viewers will be able to reach their own conclusions about the hidden and human costs of maintaining a "safe" society. Issues of race, poverty, and substance abuse are discussed.

*Contains profanity and mature subject matter 
#15247/0635   59 minutes 2011  $189.95 *CC 
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International law is described as the general principles of law as recognized by civilized nations. This informative program adds much needed depth to this broad definition by explaining: state sovereignty, domestic law and international law; the importance of the United Nations and international courts and tribunes; the role of organizations such as NATO, IMF and Red Cross; and the future of international law. With professional insight from Professor Tim McCormack, Special Advisor for the ICC, Professor Gillian Triggs, Public International Lawyer, and Geoffrey Robertson QC, renowned Human Rights Lawyer and author, this program is an essential introduction to international law.

Guide: http://digital.films.com/HTTP/48200/48283_guide.pdf
 
#15243/0545   22 minutes 2011  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Joe Solanto challenges us to examine policies and practices which often result in social harm rather than an enhanced cultural dialogue. Solanto reminds us that acknowledging diversity in culture and circumstance in Canadian aboriginal communities is not enough; we must thoroughly examine the assessment tools and models we use when we approach aboriginal communities. At a deeper level, he notes, our widely accepted understanding of rights and personhood is a backdrop against which aboriginal people and their cultural values are often misunderstood and oppressed. Solanto confronts us to abandon flawed and inadequate practices and models in favour of community building through a deeper cultural dialogue and exchange.

Joe Solanto completed a doctorate in psychology, and for seven years was the Director of a multi-disciplinary outpatient treatment centre for addictions and trauma. He has served as a consultant for the Federal Department of Justice as well as for Correctional Services of Canada. In 2009 Joe was the recipient of the Instructor of the Year Award at the Justice Institute of BC. In 2010, he was adopted into the Healing Lodge of Eagle Sisters and was bestowed with the name Hailikinixw. Over the past three years Joe has been working with the Inuit Government of Labrador.

*Closed Captioned
 
#15236/0867   55 minutes 2012  $189.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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TEENS IN ACTION is a high-energy, video-based program for ages 11 to16 - the crucial tween and early teen years - designed to teach important communication skills while helping teens understand the dangers of risky behavior, such as alcohol and drug abuse. Teens may act like they know it all, but they are full of questions and are eager to learn how to succeed in the adult world. This series is a fun way to help them understand changes in their bodies and brains; communicate in a mature way with adults and others; develop skills for resisting negative peer pressure; and learn techniques for peaceful conflict resolution.

TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE
Learn the five keys of character; what's up with your brain these days; what your parents are thinking; the power of choice; school success; challenges of teen life: drugs, sexuality, and violence. 22 minutes
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CO-OPERATION AND COMMUNICATION
Learn about the spiral of success (and how to make it work for you); gaining co-operation through effective communication. 14 minutes
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RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCIPLINE
Learn how freedom and responsibility are two sides of the same coin; the voice of discipline; understanding and accepting consequences. 16 minutes
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BUILDING COURAGE AND SELF-ESTEEM
Learn about courage and self-esteem; how to turn discouragement into encouragement; recognizing and getting past power struggles; and the Think-Feel-Do Cycle. 21 minutes
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DRUGS, SEXUALITY, AND VIOLENCE: Reducing the Risks Part 1
Learn ten strategies for avoiding risk; negative and positive influences; talking about sexuality. 24 minutes
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DRUGS, SEXUALITY, AND VIOLENCE: Reducing the Risks Part 2
Learn about the risks of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; explore bullying and relationship violence; recognizing peer pressure (both positive and negative); confronting high-risk behavior. 21 minutes
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*Each video (also sold separately) comes with discussion guidelines and a reproducible Parent's Tips Sheet on CD
 
#15235/0155   89 minutes 2012  $329.95  Grades 7 to 10 
    

Rupert Ross, retired prosecutor for Ontario Attorney General, relates key features of his personal inquiry into justice as a healing experience. He explains a paradigmatic shift of perspective and adopts what he calls a relational lens of explanation. A relational lens examines relationships more than individuals and reveals a more inclusive way of doing justice. More importantly, Ross notes, through a relational lens, most injustices and justice procedures create a new and sudden relationship that requires careful restorative work based on sharing, kindness, humility and respect.

Rupert Ross’ primary responsibility with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General was conducting criminal prosecutions in Kenora, Ontario and over twenty remote fly-in Aboriginal communities in Northwestern Ontario. Rupert’s secondary responsibilities included making the criminal justice system more responsive to the present day needs and cultural traditions of Aboriginal people and gaining expertise in restorative justice processes. He worked with the Federal Aboriginal Justice Directorate for three years, travelling across Canada examining Aboriginal approaches to crime, with special emphasis on healing programs for victims, offenders, families and communities. 
#15234/0867   48 minutes 2012  $189.95 *Streaming available 
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"In managing the growing wave of older offenders, it would be wise to avoid some of the mistakes we have already made along the way in regards to the mentally ill. Just as prisons today have become the new asylums, we do not want the prisons of tomorrow to become the new geriatric facilities."
Keynote Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator for Canada

Within the last decade, the number of Canadian prisoners aged 50 or older has increased by more than 50%. Many incarcerated aging people exhibit health degradation more commonly associated with much older persons.

In PART ONE, Howard Sapers, the Correctional Investigator for Canada, explains some of the features, causes, challenges and concerns of this increasing population of aging offenders. "As a society, we need to pay more attention to sentencing reforms and parole practices that have contributed to more offenders serving more of their sentences in prison..." Sapers cogently argues for policy and planning that might well serve both aging offenders and Canadian society. His ideas include prison infrastructure refits, the development of compassionate release options for the incapacitated and the terminally ill, and amendments to the CCRA to allow for the release of geriatric prisoners. 52 minutes
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Distinguished Panelists - Liz Elliott, Centre For Restorative Justice, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Zender Kats, Regional Treatment Centre, Correctional Service of Canada, Jacquelynne Duguay, Chilliwack Community Correctional Centre

In PART TWO, the speakers and audience members present an array of experience and perspectives which reinforces the importance of human relationship in dealing with our incarcerated citizens, especially those who require serious medical treatment and palliative or hospice care. The values of rehabilitation and reintegration emerge as a theme that reflects the expectations of Canadians in regards to their prison system. 46 minutes
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The Ting Forum on Justice Policy probes the frontiers of justice issues where policy is emerging in new areas of legislation or new arenas of practice. From legislative intent to implementation in the street, from local issues to international issues, the Ting Forums provide an environment for researchers, academics and the general public to discuss and debate crucial issues related to criminal justice and social policies and their consequences for Canadian society. 
#15233/0867   98 minutes 2012  $189.95 *Streaming available 
    

Supported by findings from neurobiology, corrections and Constitutional and international law, this film illustrates that there are obligations and opportunities to respond restoratively at every level of the justice system and that the public interest is served when processes meet human rights obligations and satisfy sentencing objectives set out in the criminal code. It is made clear that a collective dedication to social justice, unalienable human rights and citizen participation in the legal system are as vital to implementing restorative justice as understanding our interconnectedness and creating the conditions for healing in our communities.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Producer Larry Moore explores the common ground between restorative Justice, human rights and the law in conversation with David L. Gustafson (MA, RCC, Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives), John W. Conroy (Q.C. LL.B. Conroy and Company), Brenda Edwards (Legal Officer/Judicial Justice, Provincial Court of BC), Graham Stewart (MSW, E.D. John Howard Society of Canada, retired), Shannon Moore (Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University), Elizabeth Elliott (Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University), Howard Zehr (Ph.D., Professor, Restorative Justice, Eastern Mennonite University), Carley Julien (Alternatives to Violence Project Coordinator, Victoria Youth Custody Centre and Greater Victoria), Gabor Maté (Physician, Author, Public Speaker), Jonathan Rudin (Program Director, Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto), Stuart Cadwallader (President, Kulus Consulting and Development), Barry Stuart (Chief Justice, Yukon Territorial Court, retired).

*Closed Captioned
 
#15232/0867   48 minutes 2012  $189.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Reverend Pierre Allard, former Chaplain with Correctional Services Canada, delivers powerful, personal stories that highlight the effectiveness and impact of restorative justice. After 35 years of working in Canada's federal prison system, Allard is convinced that restorative justice is the only vision of justice comprehensive enough to address our most serious social and criminal problems. Allard demonstrates that courage, compassion and creativity, along with truth telling and inclusion, provide the necessary conditions for social and personal healing in the face of criminal harm. He calls upon each of us to be involved in this ground shifting movement to restore and revision our justice system. The panel discussion and response to Pierre Allard's address further highlights the groundbreaking work done, mostly by volunteers, to promote restorative practices which challenge the very nature of punishment and encourage a more human and common sense response to harm and wrongdoing.
Part 1 
#15220/0867   115 minutes 2010  $189.95 *Streaming available 
    

Short documentary films about the most important social movement of the 21st century

When thousands of people concerned about growing economic inequality gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York City on September 17, 2011, there was little indication that they would fundamentally transform American political debate and ignite a full-scale national and global protest movement. But within a year, the Occupy Wall Street protestors had done just that.

This powerful collection of short films, made by Occupy protestors on the ground, tells the story of the movement in real time. While the films range in length from just one to ten minutes, their combined force is spellbinding. Together they show how a fledgling movement came out of nowhere to challenge Wall Street's rapacious and predatory practices, force economic inequality and corporate greed onto the mainstream political agenda, and capture the imagination of the world. The result is a fascinating and multifaceted portrait of one of the defining political struggles of our time.

Mic Check is especially suitable for courses in political science, government, economics, history, human rights, sociology, social justice and activism, and for campus event programming dedicated to social issues. The films were curated by Nick Shimkin, a film programmer and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. 
#15207/0685   100 minutes 2012  $229.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Google Baby journeys across three continents to tell the story of the up-and-coming baby production industry in the age of globalization. Doron, an Israeli entrepreneur with a high tech background, is proposing a new service - baby production. The baby producer, as he introduces himself, provides customers with a cost-effective solution using outsourcing of the surrogacy element to India as a way to lower prices. The preferred genetic material is selected by the clients and the rest is left in the hands of the producer: sperm and eggs are purchased online and multiple embryos are produced and frozen. Packed in liquid nitrogen, only the embryos that fit the customers’ preferences are shipped to India where they are implanted into the wombs of local women. These surrogates are kept in a closed clinic under constant supervision by Dr. Nanya Patel. At the end of the nine month pregnancy period, the customers arrive to pick up their babies.

In the ‘60s, the introduction of the contraceptive pill turned sex into an act far less dependent upon the risk of pregnancy. Today, technology has turned "making a baby" into an act independent of sex. Globalization is making baby producing affordable; all one needs is a credit card.

Through a non-judgmental presentation of the practice, the film raises issues of medical ethics, racism, and exploitation that have no simple resolutions. It serves as a valuable addition for women’s studies, bioethics, and globalization courses. 
#15206/0605   60 minutes 2012  $369.95 
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Through a series of entertaining, brief, and instructional role plays, Dr. Gladding reviews several universals of family treatment approaches, such as types of communication patterns, rules, and feedback. He describes additional concepts including homeostasis, secondary change, and developmental aspects of a problem, then demonstrates effective use of these techniques to treat a multigenerational family. Stimulating and enlightening, this video is perfect for most classes in family therapy and is a creative resource for hooking beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students into seeing multiple aspects of how to clinically work with families to achieve therapeutic results. 
#15204/1410   60 minutes 2012  $189.95 *Streaming available 
    

This presentation documents the planning and implementation of a project that ends in the naming ceremony of a Choctaw boy. It delineates a community-based program involving collaboration with Choctaw elders. The intent of the program is to foster the participant’s understanding of themselves as well as to nourish the vitality of traditional meanings and tribal/social practices among Choctaw people. 
#15201/1410   60 minutes 2011  $119.95 *Streaming available 
    


"Recommended for academic and public libraries, BODY TYPED is an excellent instructional and discussion resource for communication, media, psychology, and gender curricula." Educational Media Reviews Online

These three short films are designed to start important conversations about body image, media, and self-esteem.

WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES
*Winner! Sundance Film Festival, ALA/ YALSA Award
Exposes the art of digital photo-retouching. How do images of perfect female beauty influence men’s perceptions of real women? And, how we see ourselves? 12 minutes

THE GUARANTEE
*Winner! Best Short Film - Newport International Film Festival
Teasing, self-perception, cultural identity, and plastic surgery. How would changing our bodies to try to fit an image alter the way we see ourselves? Or even who we are?
A dancer’s hilarious story about his prominent "Italian" nose and the effect it has on his career. 11 minutes

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*Winner! National PBS Broadcast
A look at mannequins, religion and perfection. Enter the inner workings of the Patina V Mannequin Factory and see what goes into making "the ideal woman of the moment" in plastic. 8 minutes

*** ASK ABOUT THE SPECIAL PRICE FOR K to 12 and PUBLIC LIBRARIES
 
#15199/1416   31 minutes 2011  $329.95 *Streaming available 
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Cyber-bullying affects young people of all demographics and walks of life. This video teaches counselors how to reach out to these young people and connect with them to begin the healing process. Inspiring stories from young victims of cyber-bullying along with practical strategies for connecting effectively with these clients will help prepare counselors to become effective and sensitive supervisors and mentors.

The DVD emphasizes the importance of partnering with young people to confront the issue, and draws from cutting edge ideas and practices in family therapy, community and organizational development, and post-modern thinking while applying them in a concrete, accessible, and immediately applicable fashion. 
#15192/1410   40 minutes 2012  $169.95 *Streaming available 
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A year's worth of activities to help kids control their anger! This fun-filled book is packed with 52 reproducible activities to help youngsters learn to identify, understand, express, and cope with their angry feelings. The hands-on activities use art, music, drama, and movement and are designed to get kids thinking about their own anger cues and the way in which they express their anger. You won't run out of activities to help youngsters focus on gaining control of their anger before it takes control of them.

*Includes: Book and CD-ROM with PDF files.
 
#15185/0235  $49.95  Grades 4 to 8 
    


Social and developmental psychologist and author Lynn Phillips explores the line between consent and coercion in this thought-provoking look at popular culture and the ways real girls and women navigate their heterosexual relationships and hookups. Featuring dramatizations of interviews that Phillips conducted with hundreds of young women, the film examines how the wider culture's frequently contradictory messages about pleasure, danger, agency, and victimization enter into women's most intimate relationships with men. The result is a refreshingly candid, and nuanced, look at how young women are forced to grapple with deeply ambivalent cultural attitudes about female sexuality. Essential for courses that look at popular culture, gender norms, sexuality, and sexual violence.

***Viewer Discretion Advised: Contains Sexual Imagery and Language
 
#15141/0685   55 minutes 2012  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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"A wake-up call. Documents with great clarity the destruction of farming soils, forests, common lands and livelihoods by first and second-generation agrofuels in the name of energy security." Phillip McMichael - Professor of Sociology, Cornell University

"A good introduction to some of the devastating consequences to local communities and the environment caused by large-scale soy and sugar cane production in Brazil. Helps us ask important questions about so-called 'green' energy."
Ronit Ridberg - Food Systems Consultant

An eye-opening account of the downside of alternative, food-based fuel sources. Delving deep into the world of agrofuels and monocrops, they explore how the increasingly common practice of diverting food crops to the industrial production of cellulose-based fuels is devastating indigenous communities, undermining small farmers, and endangering the environment across Latin America. Turning to the promise of the future, they also show how grassroots communities are developing better, cleaner alternatives. A good resource for courses dealing with the global economy, development issues, and the environment.
 
#15138/0685   28 minutes 2012  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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"If you are skeptical about human-caused climate change, watch this movie. It provides a clear and compelling case for the reality of the problem and the threat to our future that it poses."
- Michael E. Mann | Author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

"Engaging and informative. Gets to the heart of the politics of climate change, examining the relationship between the science, the vested interests, the media, and the public. Essential viewing."
- Justin Lewis | Head of School, Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

This fascinating and clarifying look at the debate surrounding global warming explores the striking disconnect between the relatively clear-cut concerns of the world's most prominent scientists and the maze of speculation, rhetorical posturing, and outright misinformation that attaches to this issue whenever it's taken up by politicians, PR specialists, and political pundits. Mixing a localized focus on Ireland with insights from scientists and leaders from around the world, the film serves as both a primer on climate science and a penetrating analysis of media framing and the science of perception management. An excellent resource for courses in science, environmental studies, global politics, and media.

Features commentary from former Irish president Mary Robinson, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, paleoclimatologist Jennifer McElwain, and a host of other prominent scientists and commentators. 
#15137/0685   53 minutes 2012  $219.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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In this provocative presentation, career prosecutor Anne Munch examines how societal attitudes influence legal cases involving sexual assault. Drawing on her experience prosecuting sex crimes, Munch demonstrates how rape cases frequently turn on the involvement of what she calls an "unnamed conspirator" - the complex of myths and stories we tell ourselves as a culture about sex, gender, power, and responsibility. Using examples from real cases, and harrowing evidence from actual 911 calls, Munch shows how the assumptions that juries bring into the courtroom often stack the odds against victims, and challenges us to question how our own assumptions might reinforce victim-blaming. The result is at once a stunning look inside our criminal justice system and a cutting analysis of American culture's warped views of women's sexuality. 
#15136/0685   57 minutes 2012  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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"A timely documentary that takes an in-depth look at the reasons behind the Occupy movement, and the current state of social activism in the U.S." Indiewire

"A well-rounded documentary. Deconstruct[s] the way that people, and especially teens, absorb information from the media." Common Sense Media

Ryan Gosling narrates this engrossing film about social activism, the forces that galvanized the Occupy movement, and a new generation of young people coming to terms with a rapidly changing world. Mixing personal testimony with expert analysis, the film combines observations from suburban high school students, progressive activists, and young conservatives with insights from leading political and cultural commentators to provide a nuanced look at the myriad challenges facing young Americans. The result is as personal as it is political, as much a portrait of power and resistance as of a generation finding its way in uncertain times.

Features Noam Chomsky, the late Howard Zinn, Adbusters' Kalle Lasn, Andrew Bacevich, Amy Goodman, Talib Kweli, Sut Jhally, and music from STS9.
 
#15130/0685   80 minutes 2012  $249.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

In this engaging and provocative discussion, Julie Tilsen and Dave Nylund discuss the clinical use of cultural studies and methodologies as a way to engage youth in productive, meaningful, and meaning-making conversations about the influence of popular culture in their lives. Taking a both/and approach, they discuss ways to engage youth around the problematic and productive potential of pop culture images and texts. Julie and Dave, in an application of cultural studies methodologies, meet with a group of youth to explore their relationships with pop culture. Together, they discuss ways in which the youth critically engage with the messages they are exposed to, make decisions about what they consume, and construct their identities through pop culture texts.
 
#15128/1410   60 minutes 2012  $179.95 *Streaming available 
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These classic, "must-have" psychology films produced by social psychologist Stanley Milgram provide the important visual imagery essential for truly understanding the foundations of Social Psychology. This set includes all six of Milgram's films, featuring his research in the field of social psychology. Included are Obedience - considered one of the most famous experimental studies in psychology of all time - in addition to The City and the Self, Conformity and Independence, Human Aggression, Invitation to Social Psychology, and Nonverbal Communication. Three hours and 11 minutes in total.

"The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how he will act." Stanley Milgram

Stanley Milgram became a controversial and compelling public figure as a result of his shocking 1962 experiment, Obedience to Authority, which revealed the extraordinary actions average people will take to follow orders. When published, the world was reeling as new information about the Holocaust came to light though the Eichmann trials. The film OBEDIENCE, which documented the experiment and provided visual evidence of the results, began Milgram’s interest in film as an educational tool. He went on to create five more films over the course of his career on other social psychology topics, all of which are now available on DVD and for Streaming Rights purchase.

Each of these films provides arresting visual imagery to supplement classroom instruction and discussion around a variety of essential themes, figures, and experiments in social psychology, making even complex topics accessible to a wide variety of students.

OBEDIENCE
This seminal film documents Stanley Milgram’s classic research on obedience to authority, based on candid footage shot at Yale University during and after the experiments. We witness subjects instructed to administer electric shocks of increasing severity to another person, and observe both obedient and defiant reactions. After the experiment, we witness subjects explain firsthand their actions. This is the only authentic film footage of Milgram’s famous experiment and is essential to all foundational work in social psychology at the undergraduate and high school level. 45 minutes
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THE CITY AND THE SELF
This compelling film, combining both art film and documentary techniques, evolved out of the landmark Science magazine article Milgram wrote in 1970 that essentially established the field of urban psychology. In the film, Milgram introduces the concepts of urban overload and selective attention and delves into the research of social psychologists John Darley and Bibb Latane, who studied New York City in the aftermath of the shocking murder of Kitty Genovese. 52 minutes
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CONFORMITY AND INDEPENDENCE
This film examines classic research asking why people conform, obey, and dissent in various social situation and presents social psychology’s main findings and principles in the areas of conformity and independence. Sherif’s experiments on norm formation, Asch’s work on group pressure to conform and Crutchfield’s variation, Kelman’s three processes of compliance, and Moscovici’s theoretical views are all covered. 23 minutes *Click here to VIEW CLIP

HUMAN AGGRESSION
By depicting spontaneous, and startling, occurrences of aggression in the activities of a youth gang and relating them to scientific principles and laboratory findings, this film succeeds in communicating the major specific scientific principles and findings on human aggression. The program focuses on how aggression is learned by children, and the activities of the gang are used to demonstrate aggression in terms of dominance and territoriality, frustration and displacement. The program also highlights Bard’s work on the psychological training of police, Bandura’s and Walters’ Bobo Doll experiment, Milgram’s work with group influences on aggression, and the findings of Sykes and Matza on the legitimization of aggression in delinquent groups. 24 minutes

INVITATION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
By placing an emphasis on three questions - What is the subject matter of social psychology? What are its methods of investigation? What are some of its findings? - this film is able to provide an overview of the field of social psychology. The program features reenactments of Asch’s experiment on conformity, Bandura’s and Walters’ work on the social learning of aggression, Milgram’s study of obedience, and Zimbardo’s prison simulation. 25 minutes
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NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
Through interviews with experts on interpersonal distance, this video examines the equilibrium theory of eye contact, sex differences in the perception of nonverbal behavior, gestures and expression in photos, and biological programming, and more. Milgram examines scientific findings on communication through gesture, body posture, intonation, eye contact, and facial expression and presents research and theory on communication. Interviews include Hall on interpersonal distance, Argyle on the equilibrium theory of eye contact, Rosenthal on sex differences, Akaret on gestures and expressions in photographs, and Eibl-Eibesfeldt on biological programming.
22 minutes
 
#15125/1410  2012  $1,094.95 *Streaming available 
    

All adults have one thing in common: we successfully survived adolescence. Here, we learn how to help our clients do the same! This series leads counselors through the unique and complex benefits and challenges of working with clients from diverse backgrounds ages 13-19 and their families.

This five part series is a basic instructional guide for clinicians collaborating with teens through one of the most challenging life transitions: adolescence to adulthood. Depression, anxiety, anger management, therapeutic joining, and counseling of a school campus are essential areas to master when working with adolescents. Using Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, Interpersonal, and Mindfulness approaches, each segment presents a theoretical framework, excerpts from sessions, and a close look at specific skills and interventions. This series also addresses special considerations when working with teens, such as confidentiality, parent and family involvement, and the influence of social media. 
#15121/1410   60 minutes 2012  $179.95 *Streaming available 
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*WINNER! Western Psychological Association

The statistics are staggering: one in three women faces the threat of domestic abuse. Thirty-seven percent of women’s emergency hospital visits are the result of domestic violence. In the United States alone, fifteen hundred women are murdered each year by their husband or boyfriend.

TERROR AT HOME provides an unflinching look at some of the personal stories that lie behind these statistics. The violence cuts across all lines - racial, educational, and financial. The film introduces working-class women and wealthy women living in million-dollar homes and paints a picture of their strikingly similar vulnerabilities and responses to abuse. The film discusses many women’s shame, desire to hide their situation from family members, and their fear of seeking help, all compounded by their responsibility to their children.

Nancy, like many of the other women, thought it would be better to stay married and tolerate constant physical abuse than attempt to flee and risk being fatally assaulted. Tracy needs a police presence to give her the courage to retrieve her possessions from her former home. Barbara is so frightened she requires three policemen to persuade her it is safer to go to a shelter than remain at home.

The film illustrates the counseling sessions, group therapy, and battered-women’s groups that provide help to these victims and shows the legal system’s role in curtailing the cycle of violence. This powerful film sends an important message about the need for breaking the silence surrounding abuse. 
#15100/0605   58 minutes 2007  $329.95 
    


This thought-provoking program explores the perils and possibilities of the brave new digital world and addresses issues of privacy and the digital footprint; misguided notions about multitasking and learning; as well as the value of being wired vs. unplugged. Are we really more connected or are we losing intrapersonal skills? Is this technology robbing us of our sleep, our free time? Is it controlling our lives? And, what should we be telling our children, ourselves? Experts and adolescents offer powerful strategies to effectively navigate a rapidly growing and ever-changing digital world.
 
#15097/1290   28 minutes 2012  $89.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
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Bill Moyers talks with scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva, who’s become a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds. These seeds - considered "intellectual property" by the big companies who own the patents - are globally marketed to monopolize food production and profits. Opponents challenge the safety of genetically modified seeds, claiming they also harm the environment, are more costly, and leave local farmers deep in debt as well as dependent on suppliers. Shiva, who founded a movement in India to promote native seeds, sees this as the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth. 
#15094/0405   26 minutes 2012  $149.95 *CC 
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Drawing upon the work of psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, neuroscientists Vittorio Gallese and Simone Shamay-Tsoory, futurist Jeremy Rifkin, and numerous other experts and researchers, this documentary analyzes empathy as it explores its extraordinary relevance in today’s increasingly interconnected world.

Topics include the anthropological roots of empathy; empathy-nurturing educational programs in schools; effects of hormones on the development of empathy; the spectrum of psychopathy; "us vs. them" and "in-group/out-group" mentalities; the suppression and reawakening of empathy in strife-torn regions such as Israel, Bosnia, and Rwanda; the "bystander effect"; mirror neurons; "sensitive artificial listeners"; and social entrepreneurism in a technology-facilitated empathic civilization.

Immensely thought-provoking. An important film that is particularly applicable to the disciplines of social, biological, educational, and forensic psychology; neuroscience; social philosophy; and sociology.

*Some language may be objectionable. Directed by Alex Gabbay. 
#15093/0635   53 minutes 2012  $189.95 *CC 
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Learn Motivational Interviewing with the most in-depth training series to date. Demonstrations and interviews illuminate the underlying principles, tools, techniques, and strategies that will enhance your skills in leading clients through the change process.

In the first video of this highly acclaimed series CORE CONCEPTS - expert MI trainer and practitioner Cathy Cole first introduces the foundational principles; then numerous demonstrations and exercises, including actual session excerpts with Bill Miller, will allow you to practice MI techniques. (2 hours 15 minutes)
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Each subsequent video focuses on demonstrating, through a series of vignettes, various MI strategies applied to different stages of change. The client sessions in each video occur in a diverse range of settings, from mandated substance abuse counseling to healthcare, schools, EAP and beyond. The second video - INCREASING IMPORTANCE - addresses how to help clients who are unsure whether change is even desirable. (2 hours 3 minutes)
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RESOLVING AMBIVALENCE tackles a central issue in MI - dealing with clients who haven’t decided which choice is the right one. (1 hour 41 minutes)
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And BUILDING CONFIDENCE focuses on the helping clients trust their own ability to enact the desired change. (1 hour 56 minutes)
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This series is designed for use not only by counselors and therapists, but by nurses, parole officers, and others

*Includes Instructor's Manuals 
#15085/1745  2012  $659.95 
    

With over 14 hours of workshops, seminars and dialogues, the Tributary Streams collection dives deeply into the theories and concepts that are introduced in "A Healing River - An Invitation to Explore Restorative Justice Values and Principles". This 10 disc set explores the legal, political, psychological and spiritual dimensions of the restorative justice paradigm. Includes:

Disc 1. A Healing River - An Invitation to Explore Restorative Justice Values and Principles. (1 hour 24 minutes) A documentary that takes a thought provoking look at the issues of trauma, recovery and the psychological underpinnings of restorative process.

Disc 2. Restorative Justice & the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) (1 hour 21 minutes) A restorative justice seminar featuring youth justice consultant, Doug Hillian, retired Judge, Barry Stuart and ex-warden, Dennis Maloney.

Disc 3. Palaver with Howard Zehr, Ph.D., on Current Issues in Restorative Justice. Zehr is the author of Changing Lenses and other influential books and ideas within the field of restorative justice. (1 hour 37 minutes)

Discs 4, 5, & 6. Gladue Community Justice Forum highlights the landmark Canadian Supreme Court decision (1999) that decreed that judges must take into account the unique circumstances of Aboriginal people when passing sentence on Aboriginal offenders. Judge Murray Sinclair on the Historical Relationship Between Aboriginal People & the Criminal Justice System and the Development of the Gladue Protocol in Manitoba (1 hr. 4 min.) Judge Tony Mandamin on the Tsuu T’ina First Nation Justice Initiatives. (57 minutes) Lawyer Jonathan Rudin on the Legal Interpretation of the Gladue Decision and the Toronto Gladue Court model (55 minutes) Therapist Tony Martens M.Sc. on the Yellowhead Family Sexual Assault Treatment, Hinton Program which is accepted by the courts as an Alternative to Incarceration Treatment Program. (49 minutes)

Discs 7 & 8. Seminar on the Psychological Foundations of Restorative Process with Donald L. Nathanson M.D. Dr. Nathanson explains affect and the nature of human emotion in the contexts of modern culture, restorative justice and the criminal justice system. (2 hours 27 minutes)

Discs 9 & 10. Trauma and the Effects of Victimization Workshop with Joe Solanto Ph.D. Dr. Solanto speaks about trauma and how it affects our body, brain, feelings and relationships. He explains why trauma affects people differently and brings to light the kinds of individual and societal responses that can be most helpful. (3 hr. 5 minutes)

10 DVD set, over 14 hours 
#15063/0867  2007  $449.95 *Streaming available 
    


Meet Christie, a typical 16 year old girl. She used to enjoy hanging out with her friends, watching movies, and listening to music; but lately Christie doesn’t talk as much, and the only person she hangs out with these days is her boyfriend Josh.

Christie’s been fighting with her mom a lot. Christie's best friend Amy has noticed a change in her too. Now Christie is always upset, and Josh is all she ever talks about.

Lately Christie finds herself doing things just to keep Josh happy and to prevent arguments between them. If you ask her, she would tell you ‘It’s just easier this way’.

Are all relationships this complicated? Christie loves her boyfriend Josh, but there are things about him she does not like. She needs some help, but she is unsure who to ask.

Is Christie in an abusive relationship? It's not always clear if you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship. There can be many questions with no easy answers.

*This DVD includes the following...
1. A linear version of the program (20 minutes)
2. An interactive version (15 minutes) designed to help young adults learn and generalize the warning signs, dispel myths, and begin to learn skills necessary for safe conflict resolution.
3. A scene menu allowing the audience to go back and view selected scenes independently.
4. A making of documentary highlighting the students who worked in front of and behind the camera, and an interview with the producer (Kathy Thompson) about what makes this program so unique
5. A DVD-ROM folder containing worksheets to customize projects to classroom or group needs
6. A glossary of useful terms for teachers and facilitators (available as PDF or Word Doc
 
#15048/0283   20 minutes 2012  $149.95 *Streaming available 
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This program explores bodily communication, including gestures and postures; proxemic communication; and tactile communication, or touch. It considers the communicative functions of each form of nonverbal communication, examines the role of each in interpersonal interactions, and discusses key concepts. The DVD includes commentary from experts in such areas as business, management, jury selection, dating, psychology, and nursing and offers entertaining, illustrative vignettes.
 
#15042/1883   28 minutes 2010  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Introducing nonverbal communication, this program explores vocal cues, facial expressions, and eye behaviors. It offers relevant definitions; considers the communicative roles and functions of each form of nonverbal communication; and covers such topics as Ekman’s seven categories of communicative meaning in facial expressions, facial deception, and the eye behaviors identified by research. The DVD includes entertaining, illustrative vignettes and offers commentary from experts in such areas as law enforcement, jury selection, dating, nursing, business, management, and psychology.
 
#15041/1883   30 minutes 2010  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Take a journey into the world of the Internet where kids will discover Five Keys to staying safe online.

Through other kids’ real Internet experiences (including one who was stalked by an Internet predator) children will learn:
*To appreciate the great value of the Internet and gain a respect for its dangers
*To make healthy choices regarding the Internet
*How to avoid being targeted by Internet predators
*The importance of sharing their online experiences with a parent or trusted adult

The DVD includes PDF Teacher's Guide (English only)
*Also available in Spanish
 
#15007/2165   13 minutes 2011  $119.95  Grades 3 to 6 *CC *Streaming available 
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"Realistic situations and excellent explanations, devoid of scare tactics, characterize this helpful video." Booklist Dec. 2012
***Highly Recommended! Video Librarian 2012
Almost all juvenile sexual assault victims know their offender. And 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 8 to 10 boys are sexually abused by the age of 18. It’s time to start teaching kids about safe boundaries and what to do when they are made to feel uncomfortable. This is an introductory video for children to learn what to do and how to get help, and for adults to learn the likely warning signs indicating that a child may be a victim of sexual abuse.

*Included on the DVD is the Teacher’s Guide, fact sheet, resources, and letter to inform parents of the video content
*Features segments for children and parents/teachers, plus 3 situational segments
*Also available in Spanish

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW January, 2013
Safety is always a big issue, and this program seeks to help children recognize how they can be safe when it comes to inappropriate touching. Good, bad, and wrong touching are covered in the 15-minute primary segment. Children are told that no one should touch any part of their body they would cover with a swimsuit without their permission. The adult hosts also discuss good and bad secrets, circles of comfort, and a three-step way to cope with potentially dangerous situations. This information is presented in a class setting with a group of involved students. Three vignettes offer viewers the opportunity to apply the information. There’s also a video segment aimed at the adults teaching the unit. While the featured students are not very diverse, they do add a kid-friendly element to a sometimes scary topic. Useful for counselors and others teaching children about safety issues."Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary, Federal Way, WA

BOOKLIST REVIEW DECEMBER 2012
"Super-size captions, unusual color combinations, and other visuals grab viewer attention in this cautionary program to help youngsters identify and distinguish healthy and appropriate touch from wrong, innapropriate touch. Children finding themselves in uncomfortable situations or their personal boundaries violated, are advised to say no, go away, and tell a responsible adult (no, go, tell). Three unsafe scenarios that put the advice in motion are introduced. Follow-ups show an adult taking appropriate action that sometimes involves calling the police. Basic information is reinforced in captions and unfamiliar vocabulary is explained. The last part of the program, aimed at parents and educators, features a social worker and physician stressing the importance of listening carefully to children. It is also noted that most abuse cases involve a familiar and trusted adult in the child’s life. Realistic situations and excellent explanations, devoid of scare tactics, characterize this helpful video."
 
#15006/2165   34 minutes 2012  $119.95  Grades 2 to 5 *CC *Streaming available 
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Society has changed. So too have the challenges of parenting and teaching. We all want our children to realize their full potential and become caring and considerate individuals. Yet achieving these outcomes seems to be getting harder in today's world. How do we provide the conditions children need to truly grow up? How do we provide direction and discipline without it backfiring? How do we shield our children against the rising tide of aggression and bullying? Dr. Gordon Neufeld addresses these issues and points to a way through. This is a professional recording of an outstanding presentation by Dr. Neufeld

*Also available with French subtitles

Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a developmental psychologist and foremost authority on child and youth development. He is an international speaker, a bestselling author and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. 
#15005/1400   120 minutes 2012  $89.95 *Streaming available 
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You’d think after such a calamitous economic fall, there’d be a strong consensus on reinforcing the protections that keep us out of harm’s way. But in some powerful corners, the opposite is happening. Business and political forces, including hordes of lobbyists, are working to diminish these protections. One of the biggest targets is the Volcker Rule, which aims to keep banks from using customers’ deposits to gamble on their own, sometimes risky, investments. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers talks with Paul Volcker, the namesake of the Volcker Rule. Moyers’ second guest is activist and former British diplomat Carne Ross, who shares nine principles for effective citizen action and describes his work to devise a banking system aligned with the public good. The broadcast ends with a Moyers essay on what several American cities are doing to restructure Wall Street, from the bottom up. 
#14976/0405   57 minutes 2012  $189.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC 
    


In this new two-part series, eight young adults tell the stories of how they are trying to make it on their own. No scripts, no actors, just real life. The DVDs have a menu so the instructor can pick and choose which interviews to use at any one time.
In Part 1 meet Anna, Javier, Roger and Amanda (67 minutes)
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In Part 2 meet Kiran, Greg, Marlenne and Ryan (85 minutes)
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The lessons to be learned from these stories are too numerous to list. In some cases, they illustrate the perils and heartache of foolish decisions and just plain bad luck. In others, they illustrate what good judgment, hard work and determination can accomplish. But in each case they offer lessons that every student should learn offered by young adults they can relate to.

*Boxed set of two DVDs and Teacher’s Guide on CD

Aligned to Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.
 
#14959/0483   152 minutes 2013  $189.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

Our society is increasingly concerned about rising crime rates among youth. The current strategy of relying on incarceration as the primary means of responding to crime is ineffective and financially unsustainable. A new paradigm is being spearheaded by citizens and victims who feel that safety and well-being can be improved through a Community Justice model, which emphasizes crime prevention and restoring all those affected by crime.

The two parts of this educational resource are intended to raise public awareness of an alternative to the existing justice system's approach, to provide training and to encourage citizens to participate in community justice practices.

The first part, "DIVERSION" addresses the issue of alternatives to incarceration for low-risk offenders. The procedure and effectiveness of these processes are revealed through the computer-assisted communication between a "concerned" citizen (FATHER) and legal professionals including a police officer, criminologist, probation and parole officer, prosecutor, judge and community justice representative. Victim-Offender Mediation is demonstrated as an effective tool in a satisfactory justice-making process.

The second part, "TRANSFORMATION" demonstrates that principles of reconciliation and inter-personal healing not only play a role in preventing recidivism and restoring the community's overall sense of well-being but helps victims deal with the psychological consequences of crime. The Healing Circle presented in this part highlights all circle-type "conferencing" which offer creative approaches in achieving satisfying justice.

REVIEWS

"WOW! What a delightful and engaging illustration of restorative justice principles and practices, I especially liked the comprehensive scope of the videos."
Susan L. Stacey, Restorative Justice Associate Planner Minnesota Department of Corrections

" Tape One - excellent overview to present to volunteers and to communities to promote understanding; Tape Two - also excellent for training and education purposes; Tape Three - so like family group conference model, is good resource to educate volunteers and model after the illustrated example"
Sandra Sobkowich, Coordinator Victim/Offender Reconciliation Calgary John Howard Society

" As a person who goes out and addresses the public on the myths and realities of crime, I feel your video package is a worthwhile educational program. What I found most important was the fact that you had real people in real situations to demonstrate your point. ...your video would be an excellent instrument in teaching new and existing staff about the issues of Diversion and Victim-Offender Mediation. The memory of the "Healing Circle" video still invokes a strong emotional response."
Troy Bolton, Supervisor, Community Development Operation Springboard, Scarborough 
#14947/2013   120 minutes 2004  $299.95 *Streaming available 
    


This series focuses on those fundamental purchases like buying a car, renting an apartment and buying food and clothing. Some of your students may even be facing these decisions now and this series gives them the information they need to shop smart.

Three 25-minute programs:
BUYING THE BASICS: CARS
BUYING THE BASICS: APARTMENTS
BUYING THE BASICS: FOOD AND CLOTHING
 
#14942/0483  2009  $249.95  Grades 7 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

"Thought-provoking. Presented in a highly original way which holds (the) viewer’s attention. HEALING CIRCLES was touching and brings up (the) important question of healing rather than just punishment."
Rebecca Iverson, Community Boards, San Francisco

"HEALING CIRCLES video is powerful - shows what a skilled facilitator and the circle process can achieve" Jim Powell, District Principal, Educational Programs
School District 69, Qualicum, BC

A "healing circle" is transformative. It transforms an adversarial approach to a communal process: the goal is not to blame and segregate (or expel) but to hold accountable the offending behaviour and to help victims, and the community-at-large, deal with the psychological consequences as well.

This award-winning video may be used in a variety of settings. One of them is the response to bullying. In this respect, some communities have started to use "Healing Circles" as a powerful and effective tool. They recognize that the response to bullying requires all stakeholders to be involved.

Bullying is recognized as the most serious and wide-spread problem facing schools today. Not only does it hamper the educational process but it very often leads to victim suicide or revenge with the use of weapons. So far educators, parents, social workers and police have not found an effective response to this problem. However, "Healing Circles" presents a model which is adaptable to the needs of distinct communities. 
#14932/2013   35 minutes 2004  $149.95 *Streaming available 
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The room is small, soundproofed, stripped of all decoration. Two chairs face each other in silent enmity. They are the only equipment needed for the game about to unfold - a high-stakes mental interplay between suspect and interrogator.

With unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Houston Police Department’s homicide division, this ABC News program offers a rare glimpse into the tactics investigators use to get people to talk. Chris Cuomo reports on murder investigations in which Sgt. Brian Harris, one of the department’s most respected interrogators, is able to extract confessions from resistant suspects. In discussing the effectiveness of coercive interview techniques, Sgt. Harris readily disavows them, saying he prefers to establish trust and an atmosphere of human dignity with those who harbor secrets. A must-see for criminal justice studies! 
#14928/0635   40 minutes 2010  $189.95 *CC 
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From preschool to colleges, this comprehensive program features students, educators, and experts. Learn about effective school violence management, including bullying.

The set consists of four DVD programs and one TRAINING MANUAL

PHYSICAL SAFETY ISSUES
Volume One: Physical Safety Issues. Schools and colleges were never designed to be fortresses against violence. Recent violence either from the outside (intruder) or from within (angry student or staff) however causes concern about physical safety in educational establishments. Topics Include: Metal detectors, Communications Devices, Video Technology, and Crisis Planning. 17 minutes

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
Volume Two: Mental Health Issues. Whether it be gang related or the isolated or often teased student, many school violence incidents begin with psychological imbalances. From bullying, teasing, segregation and harassment, how institutions manage mental health issues goes a long way in averting crisis. Caregivers and educators have the opportunity to influence crisis effects even in its aftermath. Topics Include: Recognizing Warning Signs, identifying and Managing Student Groupings, Bullying, teasing and harassment, and Crisis Planning. 36 minutes

SCHOOL SAFETY IN PRE-K AND ELEMENTARY
Volume Three: School Safety in Pre-K & Elementary. This video focuses on safety issues unique with children in daycare centers, head start programs, preschools and elementary schools. These facilities experience violence too, either man-made or nature induced. Caregivers and educators also have to keep bullying, teasing and harassment in check. Topics Include: Conducting drills with young children, Communications (law enforcement, parents, staff, etc), Bullying, teasing and harassment, and Crisis Planning. 18 minutes

STUDENT TAKES ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE
Volume Four: Students Talk. This video begins with student-created and directed satire about their takes on school violence. Each section then features victims of the Columbine School Shooting. As part of their healing process, they share their experience of surviving a school shooting. They also mentor students about the dangers of hating, teasing, gun violence, segregating, bullying and more.
 
#14910/1027  2006  $319.95  Grades 12 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

With information access, particularly via the Internet, children are being exposed to pornography much earlier these days; and at an alarming rate. Parents, caregivers and educators struggle to find appropriate response when they find out their children have been exposed to sexually explicit materials, often through inexplicable physical demonstration of sexual behaviors and language. In other cases, the anonymous nature of the Internet also breeds sexual predators and victims. With the help of experts, educators and families, viewers learn how to deal with this phenomenon; from prevention to conversation with child and reporting suspicion of abuse by sexual abuse predators online.

Presented in three parts:
Volume 1 - The Preschool and Elementary School Years
Volume 2 - The Adolescent and Teen Years
Volume 3 - Child Pornography, Molesters and the Internet
 
#14907/1027   28 minutes 2007  $139.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Educators, social workers and caregivers can play a role in promoting fatherhood by encouraging father participation either at school or daycare center but most importantly, they can find incentives to promote responsible fatherhood and male involvement. This video addresses this issue in a candid yet entertaining way, providing caregivers and educators with both research-based ideas as well as proven methods for promoting father participation, particularly among young men.

*Closed Captioned
 
#14906/1027   32 minutes 2008  $119.95Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

This highly engaging, emotional program displays the realities of fatherhood at a young age, as well as the joys and challenges. Its purpose is to promote responsibility.

Features young men and women as new parents discussing their experiences; from the time they met their partner, hearing the news of her pregnancy, the role their parents played and their decisions to support or not support the mother of their child and why.

*Closed Captioned

*Also available in Spanish 
#14905/1027   20 minutes 2008  $119.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    


For one eventful year, Emily James gains unprecedented access to film a group of environmental activists engaged in nonviolent ‘direct action’ campaigns across England. Embedded in the activists’ clandestine activities, she captures the triumphs, setbacks, secret planning sessions, and feverish passion of a group of remarkable characters. They blockade factories, attack coal power stations, and glue themselves to the trading floors of international banks - despite the very real threat of arrest.

There’s Marina, who solves the world’s problems one cup of tea at a time; Sally, the university student who uses civil disobedience to change unjust laws; Sophie, the artist-activist committed to transforming the political system by starting her own political party and art project; Rowan, who takes on capitalism via direct-action protests at coal plants, airports, the Copenhagen Climate Summit, and the climate camp at London’s G20 summit; and Lily, the UK’s ‘Green Campaigner of the Year,’ whose grassroots resistance takes her into local communities to empower and educate.

JUST DO IT gives us a thrilling inside look at the kinds of direct-action campaigns that are now sweeping the globe in local Occupy movements, showing us how everyday people can use the tools of civil disobedience to make meaningful change.

*A special price is available for Schools, School Boards and all Non-Profit organizations (does not apply to Colleges and Universities).
 
#14878/0685   52 minutes 2012  $279.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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America prides itself on being pro-business. Unfortunately, some of its biggest businesses are illegal - nurtured by corruption, malevolent technology, and sophisticated criminal networks. This five-part CNBC series reveals some of the most disturbing examples of high-stakes crime, from human trafficking to the underground prescription drug market. Spotlighting the ringleaders, wayward souls, and systematic con artists who keep illicit "corporations" in business, the series also offers perspectives from law enforcement experts and from former denizens of the criminal landscape.

The series consists of five 44-minute programs. Detailed descriptions of each program are available:
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
STOLEN GOODS
COUNTERFEIT GOODS
ILLEGAL GAMBLING
DEADLY PRESCRIPTIONS
 
#14850/0635  2011  $899.95 *CC 
    

This multi-section program sheds light on crime and deviance from a number of sociological angles to illuminate aspects of their expression, function, and control within society. Topics include the origins and implications of moral panics and how such panics manifest today; the functions of crime and deviance within the social order, with reference to the views of Emile Durkheim, considered by many to be the father of sociology; research into the crimes of the powerful and whether such crimes are essentially different from ordinary crimes; an examination of why most crimes historically have been committed by males and whether that imbalance is starting to change; the social control of bars and nightclubs through sociologically sophisticated bouncers; a detailed introduction to hate crime; and situational crime prevention as it relates to controlling spaces where crimes tend to be committed.

*Viewable/printable educational resources are available 
#14847/0635   45 minutes 2010  $189.95 *CC 
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In 2009, childcare worker Vanessa George was tried and found guilty on multiple counts of pedophilia and child pornography involving very young children - crimes that shook Great Britain to its core. This harrowing program combines in-depth interviews with Vanessa’s shocked and devastated family members, news flashbacks, prosecutorial evidence, and police archive interviews to peel away the veneer of a once-loving wife and mother to expose a criminally disturbed stranger who, through a secret Facebook relationship with convicted pedophile Colin Blanchard, preyed upon the defenseless children in her care. 
#14834/0635   44 minutes 2010  $189.95 *CC 
    

Gene Sharp hardly seems like one of the world's most dangerous men. White-haired and soft-spoken, the 83-year-old professor mostly keeps to himself, spending much of his time in his small Boston home reading, writing, and tending to his orchid garden. But to the world's most brutal dictators, Professor Sharp's ideas have proven catastrophic. In this fascinating new film, first-time director Ruaridh Arrow details how an obscure list of nonviolent actions authored by Sharp in 1973 has served as a blueprint for anti-authoritarian revolts everywhere from Eastern Europe and the Balkans to the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Giving as much attention to the substance of Sharp's "198 Methods of Nonviolent Action" as it does to the democratic rebels who have courageously made these methods their own, How to Start a Revolution bears witness not only to the power of nonviolent struggle, but to how one person of conscience can quietly influence the lives of millions of people. Features commentary from Sharp's close ally Retired U.S. Army Colonel Robert Helvey, Sharp himself, and many of the revolutionary leaders his work has inspired.

*The DVD contains two versions: a full length version (82 minutes) and an abridged version (52 minutes).

*AWARD WINNER!!!
2012 Oslo Human Rights Human Wrongs Documentary Film Festival
2011 United Nations Association Film Festival
2011 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival
2011 Boston Film Festival
2011 Raindance Film Festival
2011 One World Film Festival - Ottawa
2011 San Francisco Documentary Film Festival
2011 Copenhagen CPH:DOX
2011 Lucerne Inspirational Film Festival

*PRAISE FOR THE FILM
"A world conquering British documentary"
- The Daily Telegraph

"A vital conversation starter and educational tool for a world awash with violence."
- The Huffington Post

"Inspirational"
- The Globe and Mail

"Smart and timely"
- Time Out

 
#14799/0685   82 minutes 2011  $289.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
    

Using a sensitive, real-world approach, this program assists teachers in understanding the process of counseling in high schools. It begins with a definition of counseling and goes on to explain the counseling process followed by a look at the variety of skills a counselor needs in order to work effectively with a young person. Also assists teachers in understanding the process of adolescence itself and the developmental tasks that a young person will inevitably need to negotiate his or her high school years. Issues related to suicide prevention and mental health are discussed.
 
#14796/0545   30 minutes 2008  $129.95 *Streaming available 
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Observe, discuss, analyze! Use this flexible, organized format to teach your students how to learn by observing! Study key developmental areas by showing these professionally filmed clips of 3- and 4-year-olds on their own, in pairs and groups, and with teachers or caregivers. Each specially selected scene, with uninterrupted original sound, explores a crucial area of development: Cognitive, Physical and Motor, Social and Emotional, and Language and Literacy.

Each Classroom Clips Plus! video package includes natural sound and is offered in three versions. You decide which version is best for your students.
1. Classroom Clips - suited for assessment and instruction-designed discussion or assignments
2. Classroom Clips + Guide - includes narrator questions to guide viewing and learning
3. Classroom Clips + Guide and Analysis - includes narrator questions and analysis for a complete learning experience

The series includes:

PHYSICAL AND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT 43 minutes
Observation is a learned skill. These clips enable students to identify subtle movements often missed by unseasoned observers. Sixteen chaptered video clips show preschoolers engaged in the physical milestones typical for their age.

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT 54 minutes
Observation is a learned skill. These clips enable students to identify subtle movements often missed by unseasoned observers. Sixteen chaptered video clips show preschoolers engaged in the cognitive milestones typical for their age.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT 45 minutes
Observation is a learned skill. These enable students to identify subtle movements often missed by unseasoned observers. Sixteen chaptered video clips show preschoolers engaged in the social and emotional milestones typical for their age.

LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT 49 minutes
Observation is a learned skill. These clips enable students to identify subtle movements often missed by unseasoned observers. Sixteen chaptered video clips show preschoolers engaged in the language and literacy milestones typical for their age.
 
#14790/1120  2012  $539.95 *CC 
    

Animals are guileless. That sort of honesty touches the human heart in a unique way. It allows us to see a better side of ourselves than sometimes is visible in our relationships with our fellow human beings. We invest a deep part of ourselves in the relationships we have with our pets. They are our family. When a beloved pet dies, we become vividly aware of the loss, and we need support that understands the depth of our love and attachment. This video offers this level of support as you grieve the death of a pet who was a companion, a family member, and a friend.

Topics include:
* The human-pet relationship is unique.
* Grief can be unexpected.
* You may experience feelings of guilt.
* Women, men, and children grieve differently.
* Other pets will also grieve.
* Some people will not understand.
* Create your own simple funeral or memorial.
* Consider whether to get another pet.
* Ritual is important. 
#14785/1710   31 minutes 2012  $119.95 *Streaming available 
    


Family violence is about power and control. And the members of a household with the least power- the children- are often the ones most harmed, even if they aren’t the direct target of attack. This program defines, explains, and suggests prevention, response, and treatment approaches.

*See also...
FAMILY VIOLENCE: Impact on Children for Caregivers and Educators
FAMILY VIOLENCE: Impact on Children for Parents

*All titles Closed Captioned

*Also in Spanish.
 
#14783/1027   25 minutes 2011  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

This program features experts, practitioners, and ordinary folks who, with impact and experience, awaken the viewer to take action in order to prevent physical and psychological injury to innocent children.

*See also...

FAMILY VIOLENCE: An Overview
FAMILY VIOLENCE: Impact on Children for Parents

*All titles Closed Captioned

*Also in Spanish. 
#14782/1027   25 minutes 2011  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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This program produced for parents features experts, practitioners, and ordinary folks with impact and experience and awakens the viewer to take action in order to prevent physical and psychological injury to innocent children.

*See also...
FAMILY VIOLENCE: An Overview
FAMILY VIOLENCE: Impact on Children for Caregivers and Educators

*All titles Closed Captioned

*Also in Spanish. 
#14781/1027   25 minutes 2011  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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While the field of medical ethics often deals in abstractions - including historical currents, sociological findings, theological perspectives, and complex philosophical arguments - it comes alive when applied in real-world settings, whether they’re clinical, spiritual, political, or personal. This three-part series balances all of those ethical arenas as it examines genetic engineering, in vitro fertilization, and euthanasia in the 21st century.

There are three programs in this series:

GENETIC ENGINEERING: Medical Ethics
It’s one of the greatest breakthroughs in scientific history, but genetic engineering has also brought disturbing new questions. Should we push genetic research to its absolute limit, exploiting every discovery? What are the consequences of intervening in nature’s processes at their most fundamental level? Outlining the potential benefits of genetic engineering, such as the treatment or cure of hereditary diseases and the creation of better, more efficient crops, this program also explores the moral dilemma over cloning and the controversy that surrounds stem-cell research. Viewers encounter both secular and religious perspectives in those debates - which will only acquire greater urgency as the scientific frontier advances. 19 minutes

IVF: Medical Ethics
Jokes about test-tube babies may have faded into pop-culture history, but today, even though in vitro fertilization has helped millions of people become parents, the technology still leads some cultural observers to question its methods, applications, and moral impact. IVF can be used to weed out hereditary diseases, but this ability to select embryos based on DNA testing also raises fears about choosing gender, hair color, eye color, and other aspects. Furthermore, what are the economic implications? Should IVF be affordable for everyone? This program shows how different countries have dealt with IVF-related controversies and looks at the often opposing stances which various religions take towards the procedure. 20 minutes

EUTHANASIA: Medical Ethics
If death comes without suffering, under the care of a physician and requested by an individual who desires peace and closure, what are the grounds for stopping it? This program investigates the various moral, religious, and philosophical perspectives surrounding euthanasia. Highlighting both pro and con arguments in the debate as it has taken shape in the United Kingdom, the video features such prominent figures as Lord Joel Joffe, who brought to Parliament a bill supporting assisted suicide, and Baroness Jane Campbell - a disabled peer who was at one time given a "do not resuscitate" notice and who now strongly opposes euthanasia. A short dramatic segment provides context with an illuminating, emotionally charged narrative.
25 minutes

*Viewable/printable educational resources are available online 
#14780/0545  2011  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

How do you introduce the topic of cultural diversity to children, when so often it is the "elephant in the room"? What are age-appropriate ways to talk about such complex concepts as discrimination and culture? Watch as group counseling experts, Drs. Sheri Bauman and Sam Steen, demonstrate the answers to these and other thought-provoking questions in this complete recording of six live, unscripted counseling sessions with a group of fifth graders. Go behind the scenes with the co-leaders as they process each session, providing the viewer with rich insights into their thinking processes. As you get to know the leaders through their revealing conversations, you will learn what works and what mistakes to avoid, while gaining a deeper understanding of the benefits and challenges of co-leading groups.
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Chock-full of tips on everything from participant screening to self-disclosure to termination, this uncut video is an exceptionally valuable learning tool for professionals who want to improve their group facilitation skills, no matter the topic or population.
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There are so many wonderful activities demonstrated in this video that are easy to learn and implement. One particularly powerful exercise takes place in the third session, when the group begins to directly face the pain of discrimination and ignorance. In this activity, called "Words Hurt", Dr. Bauman reads words which represent hurtful or discriminatory things that many people hear throughout their lifetime. The children are given Styrofoam balls, which represent the inner self, and are asked to insert toothpicks into their "self" when Dr. Bauman reads a hurtful comment that they have heard directed towards them. In this emotional session, we begin to see how prevalent teasing and discrimination are in these young children’s lives, and how important it is to offer safe spaces where children can talk about the pain they have experienced, so they can begin to heal from shame and learn to celebrate differences. This comprehensive video will help you create such a space.
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By watching this video, you will:
* Learn how to create a therapeutic environment to increase children’s awareness and appreciation of multiculturalism.
* Increase your skills in leading and co-leading groups.
* Understand how to facilitate developmentally appropriate activities and discussions that foster reflection.

4 hours 46 minutes *Includes Instructor's Guide

REVIEWS

"This is a wonderful window into how groups can be used with children to deal with the hurts and pain of cultural/racial discrimination or bullying. The co-leaders orchestrate a 6 session activity focused group designed to elicit, educate and begin to heal these wounds. It is touching to see the kids take ownership of the group, become more comfortable, take bigger risks and finally decide the most powerful session was their most painful. This is an extremely useful teaching tool for both general group work with young people as well as more specifically dealing with issues of cultural diversity."
- Linda G Rose, LCSW, Adjunct Faculty at the Wright Institute, Group Therapy Trainer, San Francisco, CA

"Great primer on early stages of group, working with children of diverse backgrounds. Issues of diversity are woven in, in a non-threatening way. Children respond well to the exercises and create a safe space to explore personal issues."
- Vernon Lee, PhD, Private Practice, San Francisco, CA

"This film delivers a poignant and heartwarming illustration of how a group of culturally diverse 5th graders cope with the complex challenges and negative effects of discrimination and stereotyping. Educators, counselors/therapists, parents, ‘tweens’ and teens will benefit from the innovative model courageously presented here by Drs. Steen and Bauman to facilitate children’s discussion of painful feelings associated with society’s intolerance of difference. This DVD demonstrates that supported open dialogue fosters safe, constructive exploration of differences and allows the richness of diversity to emerge in the service of children’s improved social and psychological wellbeing."
- Lois Friedlander, MFT, Associate Clinical Professor, USCF School of Medicine

 
#14774/1410   287 minutes 2012  $229.95 
    

With roller-coaster gas prices becoming the norm, this ABC News program travels the country to uncover surprising and sometimes disturbing aspects of the oil industry. Charles Gibson reports from Cushing, Oklahoma, where the price of a barrel of oil dictates the price nationally; journeys 160 miles off the coast of Louisiana to one of the deepest-drilling oil rigs in the nation; and visits "refinery row" along the greater Gulf Coast. Viewers learn how Wall Street speculators can cause oil prices to skyrocket, while Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses the importance of biofuel development and former NATO commander General Wesley Clark discusses the role that oil played in the Iraq war. 
#14753/0635   39 minutes 2009  $169.95 
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With half of marriages ending in divorce, why does 90 percent of the population still enter into matrimony? Is the Western notion of permanent, monogamous marriage entering a new phase, a more flexible and adaptable one, or is it becoming obsolete? Are there alternatives that make sense? This film presents an eclectic mix of couples (both male-female and same-sex) who discuss how and why their unions have succeeded, no matter how quirky, elusive, or poignant the reason. Featured experts include body-language analyst John Gottman, economist Betsey Stevenson, Beverly Hills divorce attorney Cary Goldstein, biologist David Barash, and marriage historian Stephanie Coontz. Along the way, the film’s director chronicles the joys and heartbreaks of her own marriage. Contains mature themes and nudity. 
#14752/0635   53 minutes 2010  $189.95 
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Let’s face it - anger is a fact of life, an emotion everyone can relate to. But it isn’t always handled well, and if it surges out of control, the effects can be devastating. This video examines the problems arising from extreme or repressed anger and presents helpful methods for loosening the grip that all-consuming rage can have on one’s mind and actions. Viewers learn basic psychological concepts relating to the human need to confront and remove obstacles, a primal instinct that all too easily translates into "lashing out". Encouraging students to look closely at their feelings in these trigger situations, the program highlights steps that can be taken toward dealing rationally with anger sources, focusing on staying "centered" rather than "getting even". Family and peer relationships, the importance of self-respect and respect for others, and useful distinctions between "good" and "bad" anger all come into play here.

*A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online.

*Part of the series COMBATING CONFLICT WITH CHARACTER 
#14748/0635   30 minutes 2011  $139.95 *CC 
    

A real-life case of 96 year-old Miss Mary, who was sexually assaulted by her grandson. Miss Mary had been living with her grandson and his wife for five years when the attack took place. She also relates numerous instances of financial abuse by both the grandson and his wife. Then, one evening, when the wife was out, the grandson sexually abused Miss Mary over a period of several hours, leaving her bruised from head to toe.

After the attack and hospitalization, Miss Mary was placed in a nursing home under the name "Jane Doe" for safety reasons. Miss Mary’s family refused to believe her and refused to support her; her primary social interactions were with staff and residents of the nursing home, and the advocates she met after the assault. However, Miss Mary retained her strength of character, and fully participated in the subsequent trial and prosecution of her grandson.

Through interviews with Miss Mary, various professionals involved in investigating and trying the case, and with victim advocates who helped Miss Mary, this program reveals some of the dynamics involved in this case, and how it was successfully brought to trial and prosecution. 
#14746/2010   28 minutes 2012  $229.95 *CC 
    


*WINNER - 2013 Communicator Award of Distinction

This NEW character education kit from Kelso encourages students to be RESPECTFUL, CARING, FAIR , RESPONSIBLE and HONEST - a powerful tool to develop positive character traits in elementary-aged students. The program is based on the highly acclaimed and successful model of the KELSO’S CHOICE, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT KIT. In this character education kit, Kelso keeps students interested while helping them understand and develop positive character traits to succeed socially and academically.

The curriculum contains differentiated instruction for lower and upper elementary students while keeping language consistent throughout all grade levels. Students are introduced to each trait by identifying what it looks, sounds and feels like. As the lessons progress, students develop a more complex understanding of what it means to have good character. Diverse lesson styles cater to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners while being engaging and fun!

* Differentiated instruction for lower elementary and upper elementary students
* Develop social skills and increase academic success
* 30-minute lesson plans
* Engaging for student and instructor!

The complete kit includes a DVD, leader’s guide with 42 comprehensive lessons plus activities, Back to Willow Pond storybook with discussion questions, Kelso and Lily hand puppets, grades K-3 Kelso Star 5-pack poster set, and grades 4-5 K.C. Star 5-pack poster set packaged in a handy case with handle.
 
#14740/0433  2012  $589.95  Grades K to 5 *Streaming available 
    

Moana Brown has been working in the field of Secondary School Education in New Zealand for the last 17 years in the areas of Health, Physical Education, Dance and Maori Language. In this video, she focuses on experiences of Maori students and their families and the extent to which restorative practices have engaged them in a fair, equitable and empowering process. Moana describes practices which invite students, parents and communities to make conscious choices and to generate more possibilities in their learning community. Moana’s work is dedicated to building resiliency and capacity within schools 
#14734/0867   45 minutes 2010  $149.95 *Streaming available 
    

This unique program is an enlightening exploration of serious illness in the family, told from the healthy kid's perspective. The video weaves animated artwork and a storyteller's narrative with heartfelt interviews with kids ages 4 to 16 as they cope with the roller coaster of shock, fear and uncertainty. The children share their needs, hopes and resiliency. The insights they developed along the way can be of great value to parents, teachers and other kids who find themselves on a similar path. 
#14728/0145   21 minutes 2011  $169.95 *Streaming available 
    


Life can get confusing for adolescents when they begin to develop sexual attractions. Through the perspective of straight teenagers, we meet students coming to terms with how they feel and dealing with the anxiety of "coming out". Noel became extremely depressed because she did not know how to deal with being a lesbian. We meet Sam, who is a victim of homophobic harassment. He overcomes the bullying by building a support team. In the end students will realize that sexual orientation should not be isolating.

At the end of this program students will learn the following:
* Having sexual feelings and attractions, of any orientation, is a normal part of growing up.
* Being gay or lesbian can make a teen feel different and confused; it is important to deal with those feelings and not suppress them.
* Gay and lesbian teens should not to hide who they are.
* Find a support system - people you can talk to, trust, and rely on.
* Straight teens should speak up if they see gays being bullied and harassed.

*Includes CD Guide
 
#14716/0433   15 minutes 2012  $89.95  Grades 9 to 12 *Streaming available 
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Harassment is when someone or a group of people target someone else with the goal of making them feel bad. Teasing and taunting might get you angry, but there are healthy ways to deal with it and how it makes us feel. Sometimes the best thing to do is just ignore it. You can avoid people who say mean things. If you see others being bullied and picked on, you should say something to stop it. Helping the person being picked on will help you feel good about yourself, too.

At the end of this program students will learn the following:
* Rumors, gossip, teasing and taunting are all forms of harassment.
* Rumors and gossip don't just hurt the person talked about but also hurt those who do the talking.
* Try to steer clear of people who spread rumors and gossip.
* One of the best ways to deal with teasing and taunting is to ignore it.
* Speak up. Don't stand by when you see bullying happen.

*Includes CD Guide 
#14714/0433   15 minutes 2012  $89.95  Grades 3 to 6 *Streaming available 
    

It's important to do things that make you feel comfortable and safe; sometimes that means having to say no. When you do you'll feel better about yourself, it's called pride. Young students are taught to say no with confidence and stand firm. They don't have to compromise with someone creating an unsafe situation. When you feel like you or someone you know is in danger, it's important to say no and give your reasons for saying no. If necessary, get an adult to help. Even if you say yes at first it's never to late to change your mind.

At the end of this program students will learn the following:
* Saying No with confidence and standing up for yourself makes you feel proud.
* Say No in a firm but positive voice without yelling or shouting.
* Everyone has the right to act in their own best interest.
* It's okay to change your mind and not do something again just because you've done it before.
* Tell an adult you trust if you or someone else is in danger.

*Includes a CD Guide 
#14713/0433   15 minutes 2012  $89.95  Grades 3 to 6 *Streaming available 
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The pain bullies cause is not always physical, and the weapons they use are often invisible: teasing, exclusion, and name-calling. Their victims may experience a loss of confidence, a drop in grades, and a fear of people and school. In this wrenching program, bullies and victims speak out about the nature of bullying and its devastating legacy. Viewers will meet Sarah and her former best friend, who shunned and bullied her in fourth grade. This program also features Doug, 14, who witnessed his sister become a victim of sexual harassment, and formed an anti-bullying committee at his school. The concept of "spectator responsibility" is introduced, offering real-life solutions on how to stop bullying before it becomes a danger. By helping individuals develop confidence and strength, the bully's invisible weapons are easier to see, and easier for the victim to ignore.

*Part of the CONNECT WITH KIDS Series
 
#14712/1445   20 minutes 2006  $179.95  Grades 6 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

Recent surveys revealed that thousands of children stay home from school every day because they fear what other kids may do or say to them. The newest forms of bullying are Cyberbullying, cruelty on the Internet, and Bullycide, one child driving another to suicide. Family members tell the tragic story of 13-year-old Ryan, who took his life after being subjected to merciless taunting and teasing at school and online. Another victim, Marvin, fantasizes about taking violent revenge against his school tormentors. Viewers will also meet Allison, whose family sues her school after she is relentlessly sexually harassed. This powerful program indentifies warning signs that a child is being bullied, including dark moods, bad grades, and wanting to be alone, so that steps can be taken to help. 
#14709/1445   20 minutes 2006  $179.95  Grades 6 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

Violence touches almost every teenager. This dramatic program features interviews with, and profiles of, teens whose lives have been impacted by violence. Lindsay, 15, struggles to break the cycle of violence that has scarred her family. Chris, 17, recalls the road rage incident that got him arrested. Family and friends remember Katee, whose life of violence and drugs ended with a gunshot. Experts note the role pop-culture images glorifying violence play in shaping attitudes toward violence. This enlightening program concludes with the inspiring story of Devon, 17, a boxer for whom the violent sport is teaching him about discipline, rules, and the rewards of hard work.

*Part of the CONNECT WITH KIDS Series 14690 
#14708/1445   20 minutes 2006  $189.95 *Streaming available 
    

Reena Virk was only fourteen when she was beaten and drowned by a group of her peers in a middle-class suburb of Victoria, B.C.

Reena's parents' profound dedication to the prevention of similar tragedies, has led them into dialogue with communities, teachers and students, and even one of the youths responsible for Reena’s death. Manjit and Suman's courageous journey brings us to reconsider much of what we believe about conflict, compassion and justice.
The DVD is accompanied by a Dialogue Guide for generation discussion and includes two versions of the story. One version is for Ages 13 plus and is 20 minutes. The other version is for ages 10 to 12 and is 25 minutes 
#14707/0867   45 minutes 2009  $89.95 *Streaming available 
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Thousands of children avoid school each day for fear of being persecuted by their peers; countless more dread it for the same reason. This timely, insightful, and truly practical video shows parents, teachers, administrators, and community leaders how to begin creating healthier, safer communities.

Based on the physics and psychology behind bullying, this program explains the interpersonal dynamics that cause one child to harass another. Easy to understand and apply, the ideas and techniques will point you in a new science-based direction. By understanding the bullying dynamic, you will be able to intervene with far greater impact and in a way that honors everyone involved. With your help, all children can emerge from these relationships with greater self-esteem and improved interpersonal skills.
 
#14706/0867   40 minutes 2010  $129.95 *Streaming available 
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This presentation from the March 2009 Aboriginal Justice Strategy Conference, in Vancouver B.C., features two brave First Nations women who challenged convention, bureaucracy and themselves to discover a healing process which included face to face reconciliation between them: one the family survivor of the murder committed by the other. Their common experiences, cultural values and quest for healing show how truth, respect and honesty help to form an innate sense of justice so often ignored by typical legal and corrective proceedings. Their persistence, despite all odds, to follow a spiritual path to justice, and to exhibit such a profound sense of inclusion and acceptance in the face of tragedy, challenges not only our cultural expression or ideas of justice, but our personal strengths, our convictions and the fortitude of our compassion.

*Closed Captioned 
#14704/0867   68 minutes 2009  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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Suicide deeply affects the lives of those who are left behind by the one who has died. With so much pain and sorrow it is difficult to know how to navigate these changes. This program offers encouragement and support to survivors who are both grieving the death of a loved one to suicide, and wondering why it happened at all. Advice from experts and family members who have walked this path combines with resources that teach friends how they can help. 
#14695/1710   50 minutes 2011  $119.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 
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An ideal resource to help a teen dealing with grief featuring interviews with bereaved teens, because teens are most receptive to their peers. They speak from the heart, sharing candidly about their pain and healing. Divided into segments, the video covers topics such as surviving the first days, weeks, and months after the death, grieving the relationship lost, facing the future, and rebuilding your life. Gives insight not only to teenagers, but also parents, teachers, and counselors who want to know how to help bereaved youth. The accompanying resource guide provides information about the grief process, activities that can aid grief, and grief support organizations.

Alicia Sims Franklin, LCSW, is a grief management specialist and a bereaved sibling. Emerging as an internationally recognized authority on children and grief, Ms. Franklin has designed an award-winning self-help model for children's grief support programs. She has spoken worldwide on children and grief, providing training for professionals as well as parents, children and teenage support groups. 
#14694/1710   30 minutes 2006  $99.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

This profound video resource offers information to adults (parents, caregivers, professionals) on how to help children of all ages grieve with hope and heart. You will meet two experts: Khris Ford and Paula D'Arcy, whose personal experiences with death give them intimate knowledge and compassion. And you will meet others who are now in the process of helping their children through grief.

Topics covered include: Differences between how adults and children grieve; How a parent can grieve and still help a child to grieve; Three common feelings expressed by all grieving children; How to be authentic and tell children the truth about death.

Khris Ford is the Founder/Executive Director of My Healing Place, Austin TX's Center for Grief, Loss, and Trauma. She has spent nearly twenty years working with children and adults who have experienced a significant or traumatic loss. She holds a Master's degree in Counselor Education, is a Certified Grief and Trauma Specialist and School Consultant, and a trained spiritual director.

Paula D'Arcy is a trained psychotherapist who has spent many years ministering to those who grieve. She worked with the Peale Foundation, founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, from 1980 until his death in 1993. In 1975 she survived a drunk driving accident, which took the lives of her husband and young daughter. Today her work includes leading workshops and writing books, including When People Grieve: The Power of Love in the Midst of Pain.
 
#14692/1710   55 minutes 2009  $119.95 *Streaming available 
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A video for any parent who has experienced the death of a child and for those who aim to help someone who is grieving. Meet men and women who have suffered, who share their stories, and help to kindle hope for finding life again.

Topics include: Knowing you are not alone; Dealing with the loss of hopes and dreams; Grieving the death of a baby; The family's grief journey; Honoring and remembering your child.

Khris Ford is the Founder/Executive Director of My Healing Place in Austin, Texas. Khris has spent twenty years working with children and adults who have experienced a significant or traumatic loss. She holds a Master's degree in Counselor Education, is a Certified Grief and Trauma Specialist and School Consultant, and a trained spiritual director.

Paula D'Arcy is a psychotherapist and founder of the Red Bird Foundation. Paula survived a drunk driving accident in 1975, which took the lives of her husband and daughter. Today, her work includes leading workshops and writing books, including When People Grieve: The Power of Love in the Midst of Pain. 
#14691/1710   60 minutes 2011  $119.95 *Streaming available 
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This series of fifteen gripping, unflinching programs feature true stories and real adolescents having frank discussions that allow kids to confront and solve issues they face every day.

*Correlated to Health, At-Risk & Safety Standards and to Life Science (Human Body) standards K-12 curricula
*Award-winning (Emmy and many others), television-level production values also give these programs credibility with the media-saturated target audience of pre-teen and teenage viewers
*Unlike many at-risk programs produced over the last decades, these programs focus more on causes of behavior and less on the "de jour" symptoms, such as specific substances abused, STDs, etc.
*These programs will change students’ behaviors quickly, which is the primary motive for educators to purchase them.

1. ANGRY AND VIOLENT TEENS - This dramatic program features interviews with, and profiles of, teens whose lives have been impacted by violence.

2. BODY IMAGE OBSESSION - What is the price of attaining the "perfect" appearance? Who sets contemporary standards of beauty? This Parents' Choice Award-winning program examines the growing trend of childhood obsession with body image.
**Please click here to view the trailer on YouTube

3. BULLYCIDE AND VERBAL ABUSE - Recent surveys revealed that thousands of children stay home from school every day because they fear what other kids may do or say to them. The newest forms of bullying are Cyberbullying, cruelty on the Internet, and Bullycide, one child driving another to suicide.

4. CYBERSTALKING AND BULLYING - With technology comes great freedom, but also great responsibility. Within seconds of logging on to a computer, children may be exposed to graphic language, hurtful gossip, pornography, and predators. "Smart parents understand that if you live near water, you need to teach your child to swim," a cybercamp director observes in this essential program.

5. DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS - This shattering program explores the different reasons why kids drink and reveals how alcohol affects kids differently than adults.

6. FAT CHANCE: TEEN OBESITY - In this compelling program, overweight and formerly obese teens share the agony of being subjected to verbal and physical bullying. They discuss the devastating impact being an overweight kid has on their self-esteem.

7. FROM RUDE TO RESPECTFUL - This important program asks if troubled kids act the way they do because they feel isolated and unconnected to those around them.
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8. GATEWAY TO ADDICTION - Teen addicts speak in their own words about how their lives spiraled out of control after using drugs.
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9. OTC DRUGS AND INHALANTS - This eye-opening program illuminates how this abuse is skyrocketing among teenagers ages 12 and up using over-the-counter and prescription medicine for non-medical reasons.

10. SELF-HURTING TEENS (#14897) - Viewers will hear the powerful true stories of kids who have struggled with self-injury, from Andrea, whose legs bear scars from razor blade cuts, to Chad, a bright and athletic student who ultimately took his own life. This compelling and emotional program explores the causes of these dangerous behaviors, and emphasizes the importance of children communicating their pain so they can get the help they desperately need.
**Please click here to view the trailer on YouTube

11. STDS LIFETIME CONSEQUENCES - This essential program offers straight talk about STDs and the heavy price young adults are paying for having unprotected sex.
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12. STOPPING VERBAL BULLYING - The pain bullies cause is not always physical, and the weapons they use are often invisible: teasing, exclusion, and name-calling. Their victims may experience a loss of confidence, a drop in grades, and a fear of people and school. In this wrenching program, bullies and victims speak out about the nature of bullying and its devastating legacy.

13. TEENS BEATING THE ODDS - Reinforces the positive role parents can play in developing their children's self-confidence by reassuring them that obstacles are not permanent, pervasive, or personal.

14. THE BUY-ME GENERATION - This eye-opening program features positive examples of spoiled kids who turned their lives around when they learned the difference between what they need and what they want.
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15. TOO FAR, TOO FAST - Explores how peer pressure can cloud judgment, and distinguishes between positive risks that are a normal part of childhood development and negative risks that could have lifelong implications.
 
#14690/1445  2007  $2,429.95  Grades 6 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

No email, no Facebook, no blogging. No Google for researching term papers, even. From here on out it’s pencils, spiral notebooks, typewriters, and good old-fashioned library books. What twenty-something in his or her right mind would partake of such insanity? Answer: three college students who have volunteered to spend 30 days without touching or using a computer. Documenting their "digital detox" with equal parts humor and angst, this film examines the ubiquitous presence of technology in 21st-century society while exploring, in a reassuring way, the natural resourcefulness with which Andrew, Caitlin, and Chel confront their ordeal.

*Some language may be offensive; viewer discretion is advised.
*Viewable/printable instructor and student guides are available online.
 
#14683/0635   61 minutes 2009  $189.95 
    

Pregnancy amongst teenagers is still a significant problem in today’s society. Dealing with the responsibility of becoming a parent at a young age is one of the hardest tasks to take on. Many teenagers don't fully understand the large responsibility and full time commitment it takes to raise another human being, when they themselves still have a lot of growing up to do. It is vital that teenagers become educated about sexual responsibility, as well as ways to protect themselves from getting pregnant if they're sexually active.

Subjects covered include: Why do teenage girls get pregnant? Why don’t teenage girls want to get pregnant? What kind of help does a teenage mother need? Is a baby born to a teenage mother more at risk than a baby born to a grown woman? What are the consequences of teenage pregnancy? Teen responsibility, child support and costs of raising a child, Pregnant Teens - 2/3 drop out of school.

*Part of the REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES - an unbiased and realistic look from the perspective of teens, at the wide variety of issues teens face today featuring young teenagers telling their real stories, in their own words. The series discusses significant issues in adolescent society and cuts through many barriers with its honest and relevant advice and information. A revolutionary Guidance series, Real Life Teens offers unprecedented access into the hidden teen world that’s insightful, fascinating and provocative. Told from the perspective of teens, with input from teachers and school personnel, our young subjects confront the trauma and drama of coping and surviving in today’s often confusing world. We all know that communicating with teens can be difficult - they often do not like to be talked to by "adults" - but they do listen to what their peer group is saying and thinking. This is the rationale behind Real Life Teens. Each program is designed to provoke thought and conversation amongst teens about topics many find unable to voice and to show students their particular issue is shared by many others. This ground-breaking series should be part of every school’s resources as well as Libraries, peer support groups, teen clubs, mental health and social service agencies and media resource centers. 
#14675/2003   18 minutes 2011  $99.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 
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Many teens suffer emotional abuse from their peers, family and other trusted adults. Emotional abuse can be difficult to define as there may not be physical signs, however it is clear that this form of destructive behavior is based on power and control. Emotional abuse can affect a student’s self-esteem and greatly impair psychological development and social interaction. It can manifest itself in social withdrawal, severe anxiety, fearfulness, depression, physical complaints, substance abuse and the inability to feel and express emotions appropriately. Emotional abuse can occur when anger goes too far or when parents or teens in relationships constantly criticize and threaten resulting in damage to self-esteem and feelings of self-worth. In this program, teens discuss their experiences with emotional abuse, how they recognize it and the effect and consequences it has now and can have on teens throughout their lives. Interspersed with the teen discussions are valuable insights and guidance from clinical psychologist Dr Deborah Cooper.

Subjects Covered Include:
* What is emotional abuse?
* Types of emotional abuse
* What to do if you are being emotionally abused
* Why does emotional abuse happen?
* Behavioral indicators of emotional abuse
* How do you know if you or someone you love is being emotionally abused?
* Can emotional abuse lead to other dangerous behaviors in teens?
* Where to turn to for help

***Part of the REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES - an unbiased and realistic look from the perspective of teens, at the wide variety of issues teens face today featuring young teenagers telling their real stories, in their own words. The series discusses significant issues in adolescent society and cuts through many barriers with its honest and relevant advice and information. 
#14673/2003   20 minutes 2009  $99.95 *Streaming available 
    

As part of the process of adolescence, teens naturally have to deal with their feelings of self worth. As teens develop both physically and emotionally and as their awareness of self changes, it can be tempting for teens to compare themselves with others as part of the natural desire to feel accepted by their peers. For many teens this gives rise to a struggle with self-doubt, concerns about their appearance and low self-esteem. Low self-esteem can make teens susceptible to a variety of issues ranging from feelings of inferiority and failure, poor performance in school, withdrawal, poor lifestyle choices and parental issues and concerns. Before teens can begin to improve their self-esteem, they must first believe that they can change it. This valuable program discusses self-esteem, lack of self confidence, what teens feel about their self image and how they can start building their confidence that they do have self worth.

*Available Closed Captioned upon request

*Part of the REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES - an unbiased and realistic look from the perspective of teens, at the wide variety of issues teens face today featuring young teenagers telling their real stories, in their own words. The series discusses significant issues in adolescent society and cuts through many barriers with its honest and relevant advice and information
 
#14672/2003   18 minutes 2009  $99.95 *Streaming available 
    


We’re all differently abled. But for job seekers with diagnosed disabilities, identifying and making visible their strengths, their abilities, is especially important. This three-part series helps people with disabilities gain the confidence, awareness, search tools, and interview strategies necessary to take the job-hunting bull by the horns. From online resources that can pinpoint skills and interests to organizations and Web sites that can clarify legal questions to concrete advice on preparing a resume, completing an application, and sitting down face-to-face with a potential employer; this is an up-to-date guide to greater prosperity, empowerment, and productivity. Inspiring case studies and expert interviews are featured throughout.

There are three 28 minute programs in this series:

EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
For anyone who thinks "disabled" means "unemployable", this video quickly dispels that myth and shows how to begin the job-hunting process by identifying skills, strengths, and interests. Viewers are provided with an overview of the kinds of companies and organizations that often take the lead in hiring disabled applicants. Other major topics include creating a self-assessment or profile of talents and abilities, setting up informational interviews, developing online and personal networks, and examining the possibilities of self-employment.
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SMART RESUMES AND APPLICATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
A resume must be impressive. But for people with disabilities, there’s always an extra concern. At what stage of the process should the disability be mentioned in the resume? On an application? Is it better to wait until a face-to-face interview? While there’s no easy answer, this video helps job seekers sift through the many challenges and decisions of completing resumes, cover letters, references, and applications. Illustrating the differences between chronological, functional, and combination resumes, as well as the specific uses of a targeted resume, the program explains why a candidate with a disability might choose one type or another and explores ways to submit an application package that is positive, professional, and proactive.
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JOB INTERVIEW ESSENTIALS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Job interviews can be even more stressful for people with disabilities. But they don’t have to be. This video shows how to turn an interview into a self-selling opportunity that focuses on what a disabled candidate can do, no matter how obvious his or her physical limitations might be. Offering detailed pointers on preparing for an interview, including ways to project confidence and a positive attitude, the program also suggests approaching an interview as a chance to dispel stereotypes and improve a prospective employer’s understanding of disabilities. Ways to respond effectively to frequently asked questions - some appropriate, some illegal, all of them challenging - are presented along with a helpful discussion of how to follow up after an interview.
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#14670/0635  2012  $329.95 *CC 
    

"The video has great models for girls who have found the strength to accept themselves and act in their own best interest, sometimes in the face of very negative messages about who they should be and how they should act."
Bernice T. Humphrey, National Program Department, Girls Incorporated

Girls tell how friends, parents, or other caregivers helped them handle bullying, eating disorders, early sexual activity, and deep loss.

*Recommended for Grades 5 through 12, parents and other caregivers
*Includes downloadable Discussion Guide 
#14668/0680   20 minutes 2004  $119.95  Grades 5 to 12 *Streaming available 
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"This program helps boys examine and break down male stereotypes that can contribute to bullying and isolation..." - Bernice T. Humphrey, Girls Incorporated

Bullying causes depression, anger, and isolation. These boys learned strategies for handling their situations through support from friends, parents, or other caring adults.

*Includes Discussion Guide
*Recommended for grades 5 through 12, parents, and other caregivers.

*Excerpts of this program were shown on The Oprah Winfrey Show. 
#14666/0680   20 minutes $119.95  Grades 5 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

*RECOMMENDED! School Library Journal, Video Rating Guide
*GOLDEN APPLE- National Educational Film & Video Festival
*BRONZE PLAQUE - Columbus International Film & Video Festival
*SILVER SCREEN - International Film & Video Festival
*CINE Golden Eagle
*APOLLO Award of Achievement

This culturally diverse video focuses on children ages 6 to 12 who earnestly and candidly share their experiences with violence along with their viewpoints on what constitutes violence and the best ways to avoid it. Deals with violence encountered in multiple settings, the home, relatives, school. Although primarily intended for elementary school age children, the video also offers viewpoints important for parents and helping professionals.
 
#14656/0697   12 minutes 1999  $119.95  Grades K to 3 *Streaming available 
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This series helps job seekers understand the importance of creating a career plan, how to create a resume that gets noticed by employers, and what it take to succeed in the job interview. Each of the three programs contains interviews with correctional officials and offers advice tailored to the formerly incarcerated.

CAREER PLANS AND GOALS
Ex-offenders will learn how to get the most out of their career by examining what they like to do and what matters in their life. Offers encouragement and concrete strategies for finding a meaningful career.

RESUME REALITIES
Ex-offenders will learn the realities of what it takes to put together a great resume from experienced business professionals. They will hear what these experts say about what to include and what not to include when creating their resume.

INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES
Several business professionals offer sound advice on different techniques ex-offenders can use during their job interview. They will learn what to wear, how to prepare before the interview, and how to handle themselves during the interview. 
#14655/1015  2009  $449.95 
    

Today’s world has its challenges and life is moving at a faster pace than ever before. Those who have been in prison recently may feel as though the world has passed them by - and that becoming successful is nothing more than a dream.

LIVING FREE features four actual ex-offenders who have successfully transitioned into the workplace and made great strides in their personal life. These individuals share their stories about their first experiences after release, how they overcame barriers such as transportation and finding employment, and how they dealt with the pressures of society. They talk about the importance of developing positive relationships and the role of family in their lives. Living Free also includes a group discussion of ex-offenders who share some of the things they’ve done to turn their lives around.

These stories help viewers to better understand what truly awaits them after their incarcerationand inspires them to restart their lives on a positive path, gain employment, and find success. Most importantly, viewers learn what they can do to stay out of prison and finally "live free".

*FREE Instructor's Guide available for download 
#14651/1015   25 minutes 2006  $169.95 
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"A very touching and honest account of bullying from different perspectives... a very powerful teaching tool because they speak directly to the listener. I highly recommend this for anyone who wishes to reach young people about the devastating impact of bullying behavior and most importantly, how to stop it."
Robin D' Antona, Ed.D., Educational Consultant, Founding Board Member, International Bullying Prevention Association

In this program four young people tell their heartfelt stories about bullying. Daniel tells why he stopped his bullying behavior; Daniel’s target Courtney tells her story; Tre describes being shunned by a popular crowd; and Victor tells of being cyberbullied. We hear what actions finally stopped the bullying, and how schools handled bullying.

*Includes Discussion Guide.
 
#14643/0680   20 minutes 2010  $119.95  Grades 4 to 12 *Streaming available 
    

*FIRST PLACE: CAVE Media Festival; Bronze Plaque-Columbus International Film & Video Festival.
*RECOMMENDED: Booklist, School Library Journal, Caring Concepts, Bereavement Magazine
This highly reviewed video highlights 11 boys and girls ages 4 to 14, while they discuss grief experiences due to the death or chronic illness of a sibling or parent. The children talk about their experiences to offer hope, support and a sense of community to other children. 
#14638/0697   12 minutes 2008  $169.95  Grades 4 to Adult *Streaming available 
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We should treat others the way we would want to be treated, regardless of ability, age, gender, creed, color, nation of origin, or race. In this timely production we meet three special individuals whose "Ability" will encourage viewers to accept and celebrate all people with whom they may come in contact. This program will inspire each viewer to stop and take notice of those around them before pre-judging, and to help eliminate exclusion, teasing and bullying. This title provides a wonderful introduction to "Ability" while at the same time providing important life lessons. 
#14637/0697   6 minutes 2008  $89.95 *Streaming available 
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*PARENTS' CHOICE "Recommended" Award!
*VIDEO LIBRARIAN 3.5 out of 4 Stars!

This series presents real-life vignettes that students can identify with to develop and understand the consequences, emotions, and age-appropriate solutions related to each topic. Each of the 30-minute programs includes a DVD, along with an extensive workbook to facilitate classroom discussion, and as a supplement to any guidance curriculum.

***Two Programs for Grades 3 to 6:

SAY NO WITH PRIDE #14713
Young students are taught to stand firm and say no with confidence, and will learn that they don’t have to compromise with someone creating an unsafe situation.

RUMORS, GOSSIP, AND TEASING: It Hurts #14714
Students will learn how to recognize and deal with different forms of harassment, as well as tips on how to help others who are being picked on.

*** Three Programs for Grades 9 to 12

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL: YOUR CHOICE #14715
Students will see how prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, illegal drugs, and even alcohol and energy drinks change how the body works, and should all be taken seriously.

GAY, STRAIGHT, AND ACCEPTED #14716
This program tackles the sensitive topic of adolescents struggling to deal with their sexuality, and ultimately teaches that sexual orientation should not be isolating.

THERE'S ALWAYS HELP: Suicide Prevention #14717
This program discusses the warning signs of suicide, and what can be done to help prevent it.
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#14630/0433  2012  $399.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 
    


Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, and among the most diverse accounting for one-sixth of all Americans and tracing their origins to more than 20 countries. Yet across the media landscape, from the broadcast airwaves to cable television and Hollywood film, the reality and richness of the Latino experience is virtually nowhere to be found.

In this ground-breaking new film, filmmakers Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun examine how American media portray - and do not portray - Latinos. Drawing on the insights of Latino scholars, community leaders, actors, directors, and producers, they uncover simultaneous patterns of gross misrepresentation and gross under-representation -- revealing a world in which Latinos appear, if at all, as murderers and Mexican bandits, harlots and hookers, gang bangers and welfare-leeching illegals. In the end, the film shows us why media representations matter, pointing to the tragic consequences that result when a narrow range of distorted images are allowed to stand in for an entire population. Featuring Chon Noriega, Isabel Molina, Alex Nogales, Moctesuma Esparza, Luis Ramos, Luis Vidal, and others.

*Ask about our SPECIAL PRICE for Schools, School Boards, Libraries, Health and Social organizations!!!
 
#14615/0685   56 minutes 2012  $299.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


This engaging series addresses the challenges today’s youth face and empowers them to make better decisions. Featuring the insights of former inmates, teachers, counselors, and people who work in the juvenile justice system, this series provides a unique perspective on what youth can do to build a support network, live healthy, and achieve success in school and in life.

This six-program series is available in two versions: one that speaks to young men and one that speaks to young women. Though they must overcome similar barriers, young men and women face different challenges as they grow up.

WHY AM I HERE AND WHAT'S NEXT?
This program begins to explore the major issues surrounding incarcerated youth. Young viewers hear from former inmates, counselors, teachers, and people who work in the juvenile justice system. Listening to their candid interviews, viewers will understand that they are not alone, every choice has a consequence, and making better choices can change their lives.

BLOOD FAMILY: FINDING SUPPORT
This program looks at a family’s influence on incarcerated youth. Viewers explore the relationship between families and illegal actions. Viewers learn three key concepts: They cannot choose their family. Their family can help and hurt them. They alone are accountable for their own actions.

CREATED FAMILY: CHOOSING FRIENDS WISELY
In this program, viewers learn why it’s important to have a strong support network. Also reinforces the idea that who viewers choose as friends can determine whether they live a life successfully or behind bars.

MY BODY, MY WELL-BEING
Demonstrates that good decision-making is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Discusses drugs and alcohol, sex, and personal hygiene. Viewers learn that addiction can be conquered and that their friends can encourage them to live a healthy lifestyle.

LIFE SKILLS
This program covers the skills and documents young people need to survive as adults. Viewers gain useful recommendations from counselors, former inmates, and others. Viewers also learn how to think ahead, access available resources, and manage their money.

CHANGING THE GAME FOR A BETTER LIFE
This program recognizes that change is never easy... but it is possible. In this program, youths learn how to change. They learn three vital points: Only they can make the choice to change their lives. A strong support group is needed to make change happen. And that they are worth it.
 
#14613/1015  2009  $799.95 
    

This empowering set of DVDs helps reduce recidivism and takes offenders step-by-step through the transition from incarceration to community integration. Candid interviews with professionals and ex-offenders offer a unique perspective on what offenders should expect to face throughout their journey from incarceration back into society. Offenders learn what steps to take prior to their release, what actions are essential to a smooth and successful transition, how to prevent relapses, overcome barriers, and more.

This series consists of six programs for male offenders and six for female offenders. Though they must overcome similar barriers, men and women will face different challenges throughout their transition. Customized for a specific audience, these DVDs address the unique needs of male and female viewers.

PREPARATION FOR RELEASE: Part One
The first DVD in the series focuses on changing the mindset of offenders. Professionals and former offenders discuss strategies for creating change in one's life, how to make those changes happen, and how to surround oneself with people and events that breed success.

PREPARATION FOR RELEASE: Part Two
Offenders learn how to create a proactive plan of action for their reentry into society and access "Outside the Walls" assistance. Professionals and former offenders discuss the importance of pre-release planning and how to do it.

DAY OF RLEASE
For some offenders the day of release can be one of the most terrifying events of the entire incarceration period. This DVD discusses what offenders should expect on the day of their release and the actions they can take in their first 30 to 60 days after release to increase their changes of making a successful transition from incarceration to society. Former offenders offer guidance on how to plan ahead, surround oneself with positive people, and move toward community integration.

RELEASE AND BEYOND: LIFESTYLE CHANGES
It is imperative that offenders change in regard to their patterns of behavior if they are truly interested in being free. This DVD encourages offenders to evaluate their behavior and the factors that influence it, and to develop specific strategies to persevere in overcoming barriers.

RELEASE AND BEYOND: RELAPSE TRIGGERS
Upon their release, all offenders are subject to facing relapse. This DVD helps offenders understand what factors may trigger their relapse and how to avoid and replace those triggers. Finally, viewers are introduced to rationale self-counseling as a means of helping them see circumstances clearly.

RELAPSE AND BEYOND: SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Offenders learn how to develop support systems of people who can hold them accountable for their actions and get them off to a positive start. Successful offenders, community leaders, and service providers discuss the help available to offenders and techniques for developing these support systems in communities where they may not currently exist.

*The six programs for men and women are also available separately...
#14611 Six programs for male offenders
#14612 Six programs for female offenders
*And each of the 12 programs can also be purchased individually
 
#14610/1015  2007  $1,499.95 *CC 
    


This engaging series addresses the challenges today’s youth face and empowers them to make better decisions. Featuring the insights of former inmates, teachers, counselors, and people who work in the juvenile justice system, this series provides a unique perspective on what youth can do to build a support network, live healthy, and achieve success in school and in life.

This six-program series is available in two versions: one that speaks to young men and one that speaks to young women. Though they must overcome similar barriers, young men and women face different challenges as they grow up.

WHY AM I HERE AND WHAT'S NEXT?
This program begins to explore the major issues surrounding incarcerated youth. Young viewers hear from former inmates, counselors, teachers, and people who work in the juvenile justice system. Listening to their candid interviews, viewers will understand that they are not alone, every choice has a consequence, and making better choices can change their lives.

BLOOD FAMILY: FINDING SUPPORT
This program looks at a family’s influence on incarcerated youth. Viewers explore the relationship between families and illegal actions. Viewers learn three key concepts: They cannot choose their family. Their family can help and hurt them. They alone are accountable for their own actions.

CREATED FAMILY: CHOOSING FRIENDS WISELY
In this program, viewers learn why it’s important to have a strong support network. Also reinforces the idea that who viewers choose as friends can determine whether they live a life successfully or behind bars.

MY BODY, MY WELL-BEING
Demonstrates that good decision-making is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Discusses drugs and alcohol, sex, and personal hygiene. Viewers learn that addiction can be conquered and that their friends can encourage them to live a healthy lifestyle.

LIFE SKILLS
This program covers the skills and documents young people need to survive as adults. Viewers gain useful recommendations from counselors, former inmates, and others. Viewers also learn how to think ahead, access available resources, and manage their money.

CHANGING THE GAME FOR A BETTER LIFE
This program recognizes that change is never easy... but it is possible. In this program, youths learn how to change. They learn three vital points: Only they can make the choice to change their lives. A strong support group is needed to make change happen. And that they are worth it.
 
#14609/1015  2009  $799.95 
    

Bullying, teenage drinking, obesity, and Internet safety are some of the biggest challenges facing parents and teens today. These four programs provide tips for keeping teens safe and helping them to make smart decisions now and in the future.

ON THE ROCKS: Teenage Drinking
Nearly 75 percent of all twelfth graders have tried alcohol and over 3,200 kids die each year from drinking. The underage drinking epidemic has become a severe problem and this program shows parents how to protect their children from participating in binge drinking.
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SILENT WITNESS: Bullying
Nearly 30 percent of teenagers are bullies or victims of bullying, and 88 percent of teenagers are bystanders who do not interfere. Several strides are being made in school districts across the country to encourage bystanders to stick up for people being bullied and report the bullying to an administrator.
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THE BIGGEST GENERATION
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 75 percent of kids don't get enough exercise and 80 percent don't eat enough fruits or vegetables daily. Childhood obesity has become a major epidemic and several schools are taking major steps to educate students about living a healthy lifestyle.
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THE INTERNET GENERATION
The Internet has become one of the most powerful tools on the planet and is central to the everyday lives of children. It can provide information in a second, open up windows to the world, and connect people with friends and family. The Internet can also spread hate, promote harmful behavior, and invite sexual predators into the home. This program helps parents realize the harmful aspect of the Internet and provides tips on how to keep children safe and protected from any danger.
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#14600/0545  2010  $189.95 *Streaming available 
    

This DVD contains three programs that teach students the meaning of cyber harassment, why it spells trouble, and how to protect themselves from being a victim.

INTERNET BULLIES: WHAT IS IT?
For many kids, the Internet is an important part of their daily routine. Unfortunately, with the immediacy of the Internet, its anonymity and its easy accessibility, kids are using Instant Messaging, Blogs, e-mail, chat rooms and social networks to spread gossip and rumors to harass and embarrass their peers. In this program, students will come to understand that using the Internet for those purposes is actually bullying.

INTERNET BULLIES: EMOTIONS PLUS INTERNET EQUALS TROUBLE
Today it’s easy to hurt someone who’s made you angry. You can do it anonymously on the internet. In this segment, students learn that once you put something out on the internet, there’s no taking it back. The program demonstrates how strong emotions and the internet can spell trouble.

INTERNET BULLIES: KEEP YOURSELF SAFE
Thousands of kids are targeted by bullies. This program demonstrates practical ways for students to protect themselves and restrict the opportunities others have of harassing them online.

*This program is part of the LESSON BOOSTER SERIES 
#14585/1945   14 minutes 2010  $89.95  Grades 4 to 7 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Social networking sites are open to anyone however offer a low level of security and protection. Because students often post detailed and specific information, they can be more easily stalked by strangers or even acquaintances. However students don't often consider the dangers that social networking introduces to their lives. The content they place on the networks can easily make them very vulnerable. This program includes the following subjects:
* What are the benefits of Social Networking Sites?
* What are the dangers of Social Networking?
* What should you not post on your site?
* What is the impact from incriminating and inappropriate information posted on network sites?
* Can postings on a network site effect employment?
* The Felony charges associated with sexting 
#14571/2003   18 minutes 2011  $99.95 *Streaming available 
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Discovery’s award-winning TEEN FILES series is renowned for hard-hitting, in-your-face presentations to which teens immediately relate, and the TEEN FILES FLIPPED series continues that brash, honest tradition. There are eleven 21-minute programs in the series also available separately.

1. BULLIES, LONERS, AND VIOLENCE
Teens Joey and Kristin are attractive and outgoing - and both are bullies. "Flipped" into attending a new school dressed in "nerd clothes", the two are teased mercilessly on the same day there’s been a school shooting in a nearby community. In an emotional after school vigil, students from Columbine and Santana high schools share their experiences - leading the group to a decision to treat others fairly and to do what they can to stop school violence.

2. DRUG USE AND ADDICTION
Self-absorbed teens Cory and Eva prefer the "high" life and use drugs to achieve it. Eva's goal in life is to have fun, while Cory's is to avoid his mother's nagging. When they are "flipped", Cory is emancipated from his mom and Eva's asked to host an MTV program. The teens subsequently become involved with heavy drug users who steal to support their habit. They suffer withdrawal and overdose themselves into the hospital. This, as well as additional revelations about HIV infection and drug-induced brain damage, causes the teens to swear off drug use and reconcile with their families.

3. RACISM
As this intense video begins, Chris and Michael openly express distrust and dislike for minorities. Chris gets to join some record promoters as they listen to a new band and meet rap superstar Coolio. Meanwhile, Michael is asked to be a mentor for Mike-Mike, an African-American boy. Along the way, Chris and Michael must confront their prejudices and make new choices. They are forced to re-evaluate their feelings, especially after each comes face to face with the violent consequences of hate.

4. REALITY OF DRUG USE
A group of teenage drug users are "flipped", each in a different way. Convicted of drug trafficking, Stephen is sent to a treatment facility. Kriss, who believes driving under the influence is an acceptable risk, is "paralyzed" in a car wreck. Carissa stays at a hostel for homeless teens, then "overdoses and dies". Crystal, the ringer of the group, has a real-life story: her brother Caleb did die of a drug overdose. The teens react strongly to their dramatized situations, vowing they don’t want to see any of this happen for real.

5.TOBACCO
Kyle is dependant on chewing tobacco, but hopes to become a professional baseball player, while Ashlee, a cigarette smoker, hopes to make it as an actress in Hollywood. Neither is concerned about their dangerous habit, thinking they are "invincible". Believing they won an opportunity to live out their fantasies, they instead discover the destructive realities of tobacco as they watch their lives go up in smoke.

6. TOLERANCE
Exploration of hate follows two typical American teenagers coming face-to-face with their own fears, insecurities, bigotry and hatred when they find themselves in circumstances beyond their control. This reality-based program will keep students riveted as they learn the value of communication, compassion and understanding.

7. DOING HARD TIME
Teenagers Jonathan and Tina are "Flipped" into a maximum security prison. Their experiences there hit home, and both teens resolve to change their ways.

8. SMOKING: TRUTH OR DARE?
A powerful program that graphically demonstrates to teens who use tobacco exactly what this deadly habit is doing to them. Today, the number of teen smokers in the is the highest its been in two decades.

9. THE TRUTH ABOUT DRINKING
Alcohol kills more than five times the number of people killed by cocaine, heroin, and every other illegal drug combined. Yet for today's teenagers, alcohol is the number one drug of choice.

10. THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS
By asking teens what they think about drugs and then having experts teach them the facts, host Leeza Gibbons takes us through an in-depth look at the dangers of drugs and their effects. A number of organizations help by bringing the realities of drug use and overdose to these teens and their families by showing them what it is like to live a drug nightmare.

11. SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY
What are the far-reaching consequences of becoming a teen father? What does it feel like to be a teen facing death from AIDS? These are the issues two high school teens must face in a candid look at the consequences of risky sexual behavior. This program is a dose of reality that provides an excellent basis for thought and discussion concerning the hazards inherent in risky sexual behavior.
 
#14550/0510  2002  $1,769.95  Grades 7 to 12 *CC 
    


As youngsters move towards, into, and through puberty many important changes will take place in their bodies. This variety of change once completed, will create their new and unique identity as adults. Learning to understand these physical changes as "normal" will greatly reduce angst and assuredly assist in the acceptance of self. A consistent and education-focused theme about puberty, normalcy, and acceptance.

Two 18-minute programs:

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PUBERTY - BOYS
Testosterone is the hormone that fuels the development in boys as they move into adulthood. Each boy will develop at his own pace. The reproductive elements of these changes are thoroughly discussed and detailed with the use of animations, cartoons, and live action. All the basics are covered. Boy's learn that no matter how they develop it's "normal".

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PUBERTY - GIRLS
For young girls the many changes that occur in their body will happen over a span of several years. Some of these changes can be seen on the outside but many of the changes will happen inside. This program explores all facets of physical and reproductive development of the female body. The focus is on normalcy and acceptance of self.
 
#14510/0697  2007  $339.95  Grades 5 to 8 *Streaming available 
    


Young Sophia and her friend Victor colorfully introduce a series of familiar animals (bees, ants, ducks, bears, etc.), whose behavior and natural instincts provide life lessons to children for modeling their own behavior and habits. From the helpful benefits of good eating to proper hygiene and social behavior, the series suggests when we "learn from nature", we'll feel better!

There are 19 vignettes on 3 DVDs (12 minutes each). Examples of engaging vignettes include SHARING DUTIES (bees), WORKING TOGETHER (ants), STAYING SAFE (kangaroos), as smart behaviors for modeling one's own life.

DVD One - SHARING - affection, discoveries, duties, ideas, projects, self.
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DVD Two - RESPECTING - self, agreements, opinions, differences, space, others.
DVD Three - BEHAVING - alone, away, at school, outside, in a car, when eating
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#14507/0697   36 minutes 2009  $469.95  Grades K to 3 *Streaming available 
    


Young Nari has a terrible secret, a secret she can't tell anyone. Nari is withdrawn and unable to smile or play with her friends.

In school art class Nari's drawings of dark images and scary faces is of concern to her teacher who senses what might be wrong. Nari goes on to tell her teacher that the drawings are about a little girl who has a horrifying secret. Taking Nari's hand, the teacher asks if the little girl in the drawings is someone she might know or someone who might even be in their class? A sobbing Nari admits that she is the little girl.

With the weight of her terrible secret now shared, Nari realizes this was not her fault. Now she can enjoy the familiar feelings of a little girl once again, a small girl with many friends, who laughs and plays with the spirit of a fluttering butterfly.

A TERRIBLE SECRET helps children understand they should tell a trusted adult about inappropriate situations. It's also helpful to alert adults about the signs of child abuse, the scared feelings and ways to lift a terrible secret from a troubled child.
 
#14503/0697   14 minutes 2010  $129.95  Grades K to 4 *Streaming available 
    


This documentary explores the extraordinary life and work of Sister Elaine MacInnes, and takes us on a guided quest that retreads Sister Elaine’s life path to uncover her spiritual journey. Through her days as classical musician for the Calgary Symphony Orchestra, her vocation as a Roman Catholic nun, her training as a Zen Roshi in Japan, as an activist during civil war in the Philippines, to her present-day campaign to get meditation teachers into prisons across Canada, Sister Elaine has challenged the Establishment for the spiritual betterment of the underprivileged and redefined the spiritual experience.
 
#14496/1334   60 minutes 2005  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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This documentary is an examination of the concept of forgiveness from the perspective of several world religions, secular thinkers and intimate personal stories. These stories, interwoven with rituals of Judaism's Yom Kippur and the Christian Sacrament of Reconciliation, demonstrate forgiveness in a variety of human situations. We hear from individuals who have suffered deep personal wounds from intra-family betrayal, or individual acts of crime and violence, and are reminded of the wider cruelties of racial hatred and international hostility. It is through these extraordinary people who have found the power and the grace to truly forgive, that provide us with some of the guideposts to understanding the concept of forgiveness.
 
#14494/1333   60 minutes 2010  $179.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

A groundbreaking foray into the emotional, psychological, and financial aspects of aging, the first season of the PBS series Life (Part 2) was filled with inspiring and poignant moments. This program features many of those highlights, which convey not only a wealth of insights about aging but also wonderful examples of the freewheeling and original personalities making up our senior generation. Panelists include Carl Reiner, legendary comedian, actor, writer, and director; Dick Cavett, arguably the greatest talk show host in TV history; Rodney Rothman, a former writer for the David Letterman show; Marion Woodman, an internationally famous Jungian analyst; and Dr. Robert Kane, one of America's leading gerontologists.
 
#14476/1725   30 minutes 2011  $129.95 *CC 
    

If the challenges and complexities of a transgendered lifestyle are hard for some people to identify with, first-hand accounts of those experiences may be the best means of creating more understanding. This program features real-world portraits of individuals from the transgendered community; men and women describing for the camera what they've gone through and, in other scenes, going about their daily lives.

*Closed Captioned
 
#14475/0635   43 minutes 2011  $189.95 *CC 
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Effective therapy with criminals has the power to significantly reduce violence in our communities, yet forensic populations can be volatile and especially intimidating to work with. These videos provide deep insights into one of society's most intractable issues, and in opposition to the punitive approach to violence prevention, make a compelling case for treating violent offenders with human dignity and responding to violence with psychological treatment and education. It will likewise challenge the viewer to see the humanity within violent individuals and inspire new ways to think about how to reduce violence in our communities. Two 59-minute programs:

THE ROOTS OF VIOLENCE
In this program ten experts elucidate the root causes of violent behavior. They offer a probing look into the unsettling childhood experiences of violent offenders, examining the disturbed parent-child attachment styles, destructive thought processes, and distorted social perceptions that underlie violence. In addition to the expert commentary, riveting interviews with both incarcerated and rehabilitated offenders offer direct insight into the thinking that led to violent crimes.

EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF VIOLENT INDIVIDUALS
Part Two examines the critical components of effective treatment programs for violent individuals by focusing on prison programs in California and the U.K. Beyond the creation of an environment of safety and respect, these therapists confront the patriarchal beliefs, social misperceptions, and destructive thoughts that precipitate violent responses to real or perceived threats.

Vignettes of actual therapy sessions, along with interviews with incarcerated men, display the remarkable insight these individuals can achieve through treatment. Their chilling accounts of violence will challenge the empathy of even seasoned therapists, yet many of their stories are ultimately redemptive, as they learn to make use of their violent pasts by working to prevent violence in their communities. This video demonstrates vividly that conventional assumptions about crime and punishment fail to endure close scrutiny.

*Featured experts include:
Dr. James Gilligan, Dr. Peter Fonagy, Andy Smith, Dr Robert Firestone,
Dr Lisa Firestone, Dr Donald Meichenbaum, Hamish Sinclair, Dr. Peter Bennet,
David Jones, Dr. Felicity de Zulueta
 
#14470/1745  2011  $379.95 *CC 
    


Eight "Lesson Boosters" each present real-life scenarios demonstrating the feelings that young students experience, as well as present ways to cope with and handle these emotions. Students will learn the importance of respect, self-esteem, anger control, and problem-solving within a school setting.

These programs are created for either grades K to 3 and 4 to 7 as a supplement to any guidance curriculum. Each includes a DVD and a CD-ROM with a lesson plan for implementing the content. *Detailed descriptions of each program are available on our website or ask for our brochure.

1. LESSON BOOSTER - ANGRY?
These four programs will provide ways for children to identify, talk about, and handle their anger. 13 minutes K to 3
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2. LESSON BOOSTER - GOT A PROBLEM?
This program includes three episodes to help children find a solution to their problems. 11 minutes K to 3

3. LESSON BOOSTER - GOT EMPATHY?
Children will learn to understand the meaning of empathy and its importance in these four programs. 13 minutes Grades 4 to 7

4. LESSON BOOSTER - INTERNET BULLIES
These three programs teach students the meaning of cyber harassment, why it spells trouble, and how to protect themselves from being a victim. 14 minutes Grades 4 to 7
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5. LESSON BOOSTER - WHY DO BULLIES BULLY?
After watching these four programs, students will gain a better understanding of bullying and build a stronger foundation when dealing with bullies. 16 minutes Grades 4 to 7

6. LESSON BOOSTER - CLIQUES
These four programs identify through real-life examples the meaning and effects, both good and bad, of cliques. 18 minutes Grades 4 to 7

7. LESSON BOOSTER - WHAT'S RESPECT?
Each of these four programs teaches about respect. By the end of this program students will understand the importance of respecting rules, themselves, and others. 9 minutes Grades 4 to 7

8. LESSON BOOSTER EVERYBODY'S DIFFERENT
In these three episodes, viewers learn that everyone is different in some way and that we must learn to accept those differences. 16 minutes Grades 4 to 7
*All programs includes Guide
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NOTE: The two Elementary programs ANGRY? and GOT A PROBLEM? are also available for purchase as a series #14464 $169.95 as are the other six Middle School programs for Grades 4 to 7 #14466 $489.95
 
#14463/0433  2010  $629.95  Grades K to 8 *CC *Streaming available 
    


Throughout history, boys have been taught that the things that make them men - good men - are transcendent ideals like courage and honesty and integrity, while girls have been led to believe that a woman's moral compass lies somewhere between her legs, literally. In this alternately hilarious and enraging new film adaptation of her bestselling book, pioneering feminist blogger Jessica Valenti shows how this moral double standard is alive and well today thanks to a well-funded coalition of virginity-obsessed conservatives bent on vilifying feminism and rolling back women's rights.

Valenti trains her sights on what she calls the "virginity movement" - an unholy alliance of evangelical Christians, political activists, and policy wonks who have been spreading irrational fears about women's sexuality to shape government policy, public education, and even popular culture in their own traditionalist image. And whether her focus is the exploding popularity of dad-and-daughter "purity balls," or the millions of dollars American taxpayers shell out each year for failed abstinence-only programs, Valenti's baseline target is the same: the myth that the worth of a woman depends on what she does or does not do sexually. In the end, THE PURITY MYTH shows why commercial culture's hypersexualization of women is too serious a problem to be left to ideologues, arguing that the antidote to our pornified culture is not a set of reactionary policies that replace one form of sexism with another, but embracing women's autonomy and power.

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#14460/0685   66 minutes 2011  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


American philosopher Elbert Hubbard was fond of quoting his father on friendship. "When you die," his father would tell him, "if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life." Five Friends, written and directed by Erik Santiago, is the story of how one man sought to live that life. This film follows a 65-year-old man and his five closest friends as they navigate and reflect on success, conflict, marriage, divorce, fatherhood, children, and dying. From touching moments and humor to horrific tragedy and darkness, this program offers a breathtaking exploration of the emotional lives of men, and a deeply moving portrait of what men are capable of when they dare to open up with one another.

Features commentary from experts including bestselling author and renowned sociologist Michael Kimmel.

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#14458/0685   70 minutes 2010  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    


This exclusive kit created to reinforce Kelso's Choices beyond the school house walls. This kit is intended for parent use in the home and/or small group counseling sessions. Includes "Kelso Beyond the Classroom" DVD with additional scenarios, activities workbook, Willow Pond Storybook, and Kelso's "Hoppin' Home" Board Game.

*See also the KELSO'S CONFLICT MANAGEMENT KIT, 4th Edition #14455 and the KELSO'S BOOSTER CURRICULUM KIT #14456

 
#14457/0433   20 minutes 2011  $169.95  Grades K to 6 *Streaming available 
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This Booster Kit provides additional lesson plans, activities, and games that complement the KELSO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT KIT #14455..

The Kit includes the "Putting Kelso into Play" DVD with additional scenarios plus two "It's Your Choice" card game decks, one for Grades K to 3 and the other for Grades 4 and 5, that students can play in or outside the classroom, plus an extensive Leader's Guide with additional lessons.

*All parts are also available separately

*See also the KELSO COUNSELOR ACTIVITIES TOOLKIT #14457
 
#14456/0433   20 minutes 2011  $169.95  Grades K to 6 *Streaming available 
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This curriculum is based on the premise that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker. The kit is comprised of two sections for Grades K to 3 and Grades 4 and 5. The same core concepts are taught with variation for different developmental and maturity levels.

Grades K to 3 lessons are designed around Kelso the frog, while Grades 4 and 5 lessons use K.C's Wheel, incorporating images of other 4th and 5th graders. Concrete "choices" become tools for students to use when faced with small problems and is effective in increasing confidence, reducing tattling and bullying. The curriculum can be implemented schoolwide, in a classroom, in a small-group setting, or for individual counseling.

This kit includes the following:
The new 4th Edition KELSO IN ACTION DVD, Leader's Guide with printable material, Paper Puppet cut-outs, colored Willow Pond Storybook, Kelso Puppet, Lily Puppet, Grades K to 3 Poster Set, and Grades 4 and 5 Poster Set.

*See also the KELSO BOOSTER CURRICULUM KIT #14456 and the KELSO COUNSELOR ACTIVITIES TOOLKIT #14457

***All items are available separately
 
#14455/0433   20 minutes 2011  $439.95  Grades K to 5 *Streaming available 
    


This program takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Filmmaker Thomas Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms, zeroing in on movies and music videos that glamorize womanizing, pornography that trades in the brutalization of women, comedians who make fun of sexual assault, and a groundswell of men's magazines and cable TV shows that revel in old-school myths of manhood. Even as epidemic levels of men's violence against women persist in the real world, the message Keith uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear; it's not only normal - but cool - for boys and men to control and humiliate women. Arguing that there's nothing normal, natural, or inevitable about this mentality, The Bro Code challenges young people, young men and women alike, to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means being sexist. Features interviews with Michael Kimmel, Robert Jensen, Shira Tarrant, J.W. Wiley, Douglas Rushkoff, Eric Anderson, and Neal King.
*Viewer discretion advised - contains violent and sexual imagery

Sections:
Intro (2:15)
Step 1: Train Men to Womanize (18:03)
Step 2: Immerse Men in Porn (13:25)
Step 3: Make Rape Jokes (11:33)
Step 4: Obey the Masculinity Cops (12:22)

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#14454/0685   58 minutes 2012  $299.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Show your students why courtesy and respect really matter to their lives. This program introduces students to key concepts in the context of entertaining scenarios that viewers can consider, judge, role play, and reflect on. We discuss the consequences of alternative behaviors and give viewers an opportunity to engage in the best means of learning behavior.... practice!

*Closed Captioned
 
#14451/1120   23 minutes 2012  $129.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC 
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Whether you counsel at-risk parents, teach parents-to-be, or direct mainstream caregivers, these programs help your students and clients understand when their behavior crosses the line to abuse, and the real reasons that abuse typically occurs in the first place. Viewers also learn the short- and long term effects of abuse, and how it can be prevented. Learn coping strategies and the support tools available to help parents and caregivers identify, stop and prevent abusive behavior.

RECOGNIZING AND PREVENTING PHYSICAL CHILD ABUSE
What constitutes physical child abuse, and why does it happen? What are the effects, and how can it be prevented? We answer these critical questions, and also discuss coping strategies and support tools available to help parents and caregivers stop physically abusive behavior. 27 minutes
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RECOGNIZING AND PREVENTING EMOTIONAL CHILD ABUSE
Learn the six most common types of emotional abuse: rejecting, terrorizing, isolating, ignoring, corrupting, and exploiting; and their lasting impact on children. See what steps to take if you suspect a child is suffering from emotional abuse, as well as ways to get help if the abuse is happening within your family. 31 minutes
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RECOGNIZING AND PREVENTING CHILD NEGLECT
Neglect occurs when a child's physical, emotional, educational, and medical needs are not met. Hear about neglect cases, and learn what happens when parents and caregivers fail to provide for their children. Find out where to turn for help, and how to foster a healthy parent/child relationship. 26 minutes
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#14443/1120  2012  $325.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC 
    

Thanks to the Internet, a virtual cosmos of information is at our fingertips. But does more equal better when helpful and not-so-helpful content are equally abundant? How is online propaganda different from traditional propaganda? What solutions do we have to the growing problem of plagiarism? This series illustrates best practices for viewers who are learning to apply academic standards and scholarly research methods to the rapidly evolving online world. Heavy hitters from the media industry weigh in through expert interviews, while lively motion graphics help explain concepts and strategies throughout the series. In addition, each episode features three young-adult characters, brought to life through graphic novel-style animation, who struggle with and learn the right and wrong ways to navigate cyberspace.

There are three programs in the series:

EFFECTIVE INTERNET SEARCH: Basic Tools and Advanced Strategies
Formed decades ago from a small pool of data sources, the Internet has grown into a seemingly endless ocean of information-in which today's young researcher can easily get lost. This video introduces strategic, study-related online search methods that teenage or college-level viewers may not be familiar with, especially if they're accustomed to the more recreational side of the Internet. Outlining ways to formulate initial questions about a topic, the program offers examples of frequently used search engines (from Google to specialized databases) and how to take advantage of them using keywords, quotation marks, Boolean operators, nesting, wildcard and truncation symbols, and other typed-in directives. Result-oriented topics are also featured, including: the differences between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources; the best criteria for confirming the legitimacy of a particular Web site; and helpful techniques for searching within a site. 22 minutes

**Please click here to view the trailer on YouTube

RECOGNIZING ONLINE PROPAGANDA, BIAS AND ADVERTISING
While their motives aren't always evil, people who bend the truth don't usually do so for the greater good, either. The online world is no exception - in fact, it's a paradise for purveyors of hype, pseudo-journalism, and intellectual snake oil. This video explores ways to identify bias and propaganda on the Internet and sift through the various influences, such as political or corporate interests, that may be behind some Web content. Spotlighting key aspects of propaganda and bias-driven writing, such as the use of glittering generalities, name-calling, or card-stacking, the program also presents important tips for differentiating between advertising and genuinely useful, scholarly material - a task made increasingly difficult by cleverly disguised sponsorship. Web savvy is further developed through discussions of URL suffixes (.com, .org, etc.) and what they indicate. 21 minutes

**Please click here to view the trailer on YouTube

PLAGIARISM 2.0: Information Ethics in the Digital Age
For a generation raised on the ideology of "open source" and the ability to quickly cut and paste, the concept of plagiarism may seem foreign or passé. And that, of course, can lead to trouble. This video examines the behaviors that constitute plagiarism, their consequences, and the best ways to avoid them. Showing how accidental copying as well as willful plagiarism can occur, the program lays out the dangers of cheating, then illustrates the pitfalls of non-attribution and patch writing while showing how to properly attribute and paraphrase a lengthy quotation. Copyright, trademark, and intellectual property concepts are clearly discussed, in addition to potential sources of non-copyrighted material. Common citation formats (APA, MLA, Bluebook, etc.) are listed along with the suggestion that the student confer with his or her instructor about them. 19 minutes

*Includes PDF Instructor's Guides
 
#14440/0635  2011  $329.95 *CC 
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Filmed in a wide range of suburban and metropolitan areas around the United States, this program presents a dynamic and thought-provoking exploration of American suburbia, including its genesis and history, its dramatic political and social evolution, and its developmental challenges. Viewers are guided through specific issues facing the nation's suburban landscape, including problems in infrastructure, transportation, housing, economic development, environmental sustainability, and community revitalization. Interviews with leading policy experts offer remarkable insight into the grey areas that separate - or connect, depending on one's point of view - America's cities and rural regions.
 
#14437/0635   55 minutes 2011  $189.95 *CC 
    

Research proves that the "Housing First" approach is more effective than traditional models at dramatically reducing homelessness among those with mental health and substance use disorders.

This program includes a manual and a DVD.

This step-by-step manual provides a solid foundation for introducing this evidence-based approach - provide housing first, followed by supportive treatment services - into new locations, and evolving existing programs into those based on the ideals of the "Pathways Model to End Homelessness". It guides you in structuring policies and programs that respect and respond to the voices of men, women, and families in your community, and provides easy-to-follow tools and tips for implementation.

This program provides:
*Solid, actionable information about the program's philosophy, operations, and administration
*The composition, staffing structures, and day-to-day operations of the clinical and support services
*Practices in client assessment and engagement
*Property management operations
* The best protocols for assisting clients with the search for housing, relationships with landlords, and the overall "settling in" process
* The research evidence for the effectiveness of the Pathways model

The DVD illustrates the concepts presented in the manual, offering client success stories, helpful tips, and model teams in action.

* A package of the DVD with 10 copies of the manual is also available at a special price.
 
#14313/0795   20 minutes 2010  $299.95 *CC 
    

A person normally wouldn't shout out the details of a secret hookup or give a credit card to a total stranger and say "Max it out for me". Yet as this video playfully points out, in effect that's what people do when they post indiscreetly on social networking sites or are duped by phishing scams. This program uses a light touch to deliver some very serious information on how people can protect their reputation and guard their privacy online while still having a good time using social networking sites. On the "reputation" side, viewers are advised to keep their postings positive, remember that "intended readers" (friends) are only a subset of "actual readers" (friends, teachers, prospective employers), and more. And on the "privacy" side, viewers are made aware of the consequences of cyberbullying and defamation as well as steps they can take to safeguard their personal information and avoid online/offline predators. Data mining is also discussed.

*Includes PDF Instructor's Guide
 
#14311/0635   22 minutes 2011  $129.95 *CC 
    


*CINE GOLDEN EAGLE!
*GOLD REMI - 1st Place!
*GOLD AURORA!

The focus is on bullying, cyberbullying, character and life skills in this research-based series, instills the necessary social and emotional skills to successfully navigate the profound challenges and changes of elementary school, middle school and the teen years.

Each of the programs includes four lessons, presenting real-life problems in a warm-hearted, uproarious skit performed by Michael Pritchard and our lovable, zany puppet characters. Our problem-solving format sparks student discussion in guided brain-storming sessions with Michael bringing his trademark insight and caring humor to the research-based solutions.

Each lesson includes two video segments plus a problem-solving leader's guide which provides detailed questions for a scripted discussion as well as follow-up activities. This comprehensive series brings valuable new insights for educators and a powerful array of tools for guiding students through this challenging period of rapid change.

Program One - STEPPING UP TO BULLYING
Dealing with Bullies
Standing Up, Not Standing By
Reaching Out to Victims
Building Bully-Free Schools/Communities

Program Two - STEPPING UP TO CYBERBULLYING AND WEB SAFETY
Being Safe and Secure on the Web
Protecting Yourself from Cyber Bullying
Online Rumors, Texts, and Gossip
Helping and Caring in a Digital World

Program Three - STEPPING UP TO CHARACTER
The Power of Respect
Making Responsible Choices
Using Good Judgment
Being True to Yourself

Program Four - STEPPING UP TO LIFE SKILLS
Controlling Your Anger
Resolving Conflicts Creatively
Learning to Bounce Back
Choosing to Do Your Best
 
#14310/0235  2011  $539.95  Grades 3 to 6 *Streaming available 
    

Touching and intensely personal, this is Martha's Story of 'emancipation' from Jim, her abusive husband of 51 years, 5 months, 3 days, and 1 hour. The video chronicles the gradual progression of the abuse - the control, the isolation from family and friends, the constant threats and intimidation, the public cover up of the abuse - and finally, Martha's finding the courage to reach out for help.

In her own words, in her own memories, Martha's hindsight on her 51 years of abuse is hard won and honest, and as much a catharsis for herself as a clarion call for other abuse victims to realize that there is a way out of their abusive situation.

A must see for healthcare, legal, social, and protective service providers.
 
#14301/2010   15 minutes 2006  $179.95 *Streaming available 
    


Your digital footprint is the data trace left by your activity in a digital environment, whether on the Internet, buying something with a credit card, or using a mobile phone. Like everything on the web, digital data cannot be washed away - it remains forever, a permanent footprint. Discover how the things you do in a digital environment can ultimately impact your life.

*This complete kit includes the DVD and Activity Packet with handouts, worksheets, discussion questions and more related to Internet safety and your digital identity. The DVD is also available separately #13860
 
#14281/1290   20 minutes 2010  $119.95  Grades 8 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 
    


This program shares the candid and powerful stories of Ruth, Lova, Anne and Rita - four women who are dealing with abuse at the hands of an adult son. In their own words, they work through the emotions and pain of experiencing abuse from their sons, the life-changing impact it makes on them as a person and how it affects their mother-son relationships. The video also gives a "two year progression" window in which the women look back on how they have adapted or changed as a result of the abuse - one takes back her own personal power, another feels "re-victimized" by the system for not being able to maintain a relationship with her son. Both emotional and empowering, the stories provide firsthand insight on how advocates can better assist other survivors of this under-reported form of elder abuse.
 
#14241/2010   42 minutes 2009  $199.95 *Streaming available 
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Ahmad is a 24-year-old gay man who is comfortable with his sexual identity. Neil is a 55-year-old gay man hoping to overcome a lifetime of hiding who he really is. This program accompanies the two when they return home with the idea of coming out to family members. Though their lifestyles are different, Neil and Ahmad share the same fears and sensitivities as they consider the impact their news will have on loved ones. Ironically, Neil is the one who eventually reveals his sexuality; Ahmad cannot bear the pain he imagines he might inflict. Filmed with respect for the feelings of both the men and those they come out to, the video provides a candid glimpse into a long struggle for acceptance, and stands as encouragement to those in a similar place.
 
#14232/0635   45 minutes 2010  $199.95 
    

This learning resource of video and print materials follows four families as they attempt to instill healthy habits in their kids by using a set of proven positive parenting skills represented by the acronym SPICE (Structure, Praise, Inspire, Consistency, and Enjoy.)

Also includes bonus videos (20 minutes, in 6 segments); and a printable PDF learning guide
 
#14229/1725   90 minutes 2010  $89.95 *CC 
    

No one doubts the power of social media to create positive connections among people who might otherwise never meet. But that same power has an ominous side. It can draw together individuals who should, in fact, not meet - such as predatory adults and gullible minors. It can facilitate bullying, emotional trauma, and cybercrime. And it can be highly addicting. This collection of five ABC News segments examines the issues in ways that are sure to spark discussion and further study.

*Contains mature content. Viewer discretion is advised
*Clip duration ranges from 2 to 6 minutes.

VIDEO CLIPS INCLUDE:

* Facebook Stole My Identity: The story of a teenager who had his Social Security number and financial information hijacked after playing an online game.

* Kicking Teens' Facebook Addictions: Profiles of teens who have become "hooked" on Facebook, followed by a discussion with online safety expert Parry Aftab.

* Cyberbullying Blamed for Teen's Suicide: Did Facebook harassment cause a 15-year-old to take her own life? Fellow students and Internet safety expert Parry Aftab comment.

* The Dangers of Facebook: A report on several cases in which unsuspecting Facebook users were manipulated into dangerous and sometimes deadly situations.

* Chatroulette - Talking to Strangers: Inside a new online craze which connects users at random, enabling both harmless and explicit chat. It is free and open to minors.
 
#14208/0635   23 minutes 2010  $119.95 
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Immersed in technology and caught up in the impulse of the moment, a teenager sends a sexually explicit text message to one of his or her classmates - and ruins a life in a matter of seconds. Exaggeration? Sadly, no. This collection of six ABC News segments makes clear to viewers the dangers involved in what has become known as "sexting" - a form of spontaneous free expression which, all too often, becomes a digital avenue for bullying, harassment, and self-destructive behavior. Parents, educators, legal authorities, and teens all take part in these illuminating and sometimes disturbing stories.

*Contains mature content. Viewer discretion is advised
*Six clips duration ranges from 2 to 10 minutes

VIDEO CLIPS INCLUDE:

*Sexting and Teens: A look at the disturbing trend of kids snapping lewd photos with their phones - and the legal fallout. Vicky Mabrey visits a Pennsylvania town in which a teenage girl and other students face charges for what they see as harmless texting.

*The Consequences of Sexting: Twenty percent of teens admit to engaging in X-rated text messaging. Gigi Stone reports on two teen boys who forwarded nude photos of a female classmate and will likely be charged with transmission of child pornography.

*Sexting Spreading Among Teens: Sending explicit pictures using cell phones is becoming increasingly popular among young people. Gigi Stone presents stories of arrests and prosecutions from around the country.

*Teen Sex Gone Viral: A profile of 18-year-old Phillip Alpert, who was forced to register as a sex offender after being convicted of trafficking in child porn - specifically, photos of his 16-year-old girlfriend, emailed in a moment of anger.

*Parents Discuss Sexting with Teens: Diane Sawyer moderates a group talk involving parents, teens, and experts - covering the basic issue of sexting, its short- and long-term consequences, and ways to educate young people about steering clear of it.

*Parental Text Control: Becky Worley examines the uses and implications of software and other high-tech protective measures which can help parents prevent the unsafe use of cell phones, digital photos, and text messaging.
 
#14207/0635   34 minutes 2010  $119.95 
    


These three 21-minute programs bring a practical, easy to understand approach to how children's brains learn best!

THE BRAIN: Developing Memory in Developing Brains
Discover how the basic workings of the brain influence our memory and how we learn and what can be done to encourage healthy brain development in children. Presents practical approaches parents and caregivers can do to promote learning. #13312
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THE BRAIN: Activity, Sleep and Boredom
Physical activity and quality sleep are both vital for healthy bodies, as well as healthy brains. In this program, a stoplight is used as a symbol to represent activity, boredom, and sleep as the importance of each in the brain's memory and learning are explored. #14098
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THE BRAIN: Pattern, Structure and Novelty
Our brains are wired to perceive patterns and structure in the world around us. Discover how to give young children the structure that they need to set up a strong foundation for learning, and how to add new activities and ideas in ways that nurture their hunger for learning. #14099
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Includes PDF Teaching Materials
 
#14190/1290  2011  $249.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 
    

When it comes to intimacy and sex, young people today are apparently doing away with the old rules of romance and cutting straight to the chase. If recent reports are to be believed, the rise of hookup culture on college campuses is in the process of killing off dating and courtship, radically altering some of our most basic assumptions about heterosexual sex and gender. But for all the speculation, there's been little beyond anecdotal evidence to back any of these claims up.

This lecture by Stanford University's Paula England, a leading researcher in the sociology of gender, aims to clarify what's actually going on. England mobilizes a wealth of data to begin to chart whether the phenomenon of hooking up represents some kind of fundamental change, or whether we're simply seeing age-old gender patterns dressed up in new social forms.

*A special price is available for Schools, School Boards and all Non-Profit organizations (does not apply to Colleges and Universities).
 
#14188/0685   30 minutes 2011  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 
    

Culture is more than just ethnicity. This program enables viewers to broaden their view of culture, and learn how to better meet the needs of the populations they do, or would like to, serve. Examines how to assess both personal and organizational level of competence. Also discusses methods and activities that can help enhance personal levels of cultural competency and, ultimately, that of any organization. In addition, explores information-gathering, outreach, program adaptation, and potential participant conflict that occurs when engaging new participants. Thought-provoking and suited to group participation, the DVD guides viewers through pair-and-share and team discussion to help advancement along the cultural-competence continuum.

Among the topics covered: Cultural competency; Cultural blindness; Cultural dimensions; Cultural pre-competence; Advanced cultural competence; Where are you now?

Gretchen Vaughn is a leadership coach and diversity consultant and the owner of Out of the Mountains, LLC.
 
#14175/0463   53 minutes 2009  $129.95 
    

This program presents a clear and powerful overview of the complexities of bullying behavior in boys and how to respond to it in practical, effective ways. Discusses several of the factors that make bullying behavior so difficult in general and then thoughtfully explains the differences in both the motivation and behavior between boys who bully and girls who are socially aggressive. Also details a step-by-step process for responding to bullying behavior - an approach that is essential for anyone working with children in groups, no matter what the setting.

Among the topics covered:
* Bullying behavior in boys
* Three approaches: #1 - Help the victim; #2 - Address the bully; #3 - Work with the other boys
* Use parents as allies in the process

Bob Ditter is a well-respected child and adolescent therapist specializing in working with people who work with children and is recognized throughout the United States.
 
#14174/0463   30 minutes 2011  $89.95 
    

This program provides an overview of teaching, coaching, and parenting techniques that can be used to help elicit positive changes in a child's behavior. Explains how to employ these time-tested, yet simple techniques to achieve targeted goals and specific behaviors. Also features a series of tips and insights for dealing successfully with kids of all ages - from early childhood to elementary-school age to teenagers.

Among the topics covered:
*In discipline, it all begins with the vision; Is your desired goal possible?
*Can this particular person accomplish this task?
*What does this particular person think about this event?
*Preserve self esteem. Teach from natural, contextual consequences for rewards.
*Do the same for punishments . . . they grow out of the context of the effort.

Marcia Galazzi, M.Ed., C.F.L.E., National Certified Family Life Educator and development psychologist holds degrees from Simmons College and Harvard Graduate School of Education.


 
#14173/0463   54 minutes 2011  $89.95 
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Four volumes in this series teach games that foster the essentials of leadership and teamwork to youth.

Volume One - TRUST AND INNOVATION GAMES
Includes twenty-three games and activities that build team unity through trust and innovation. As team members come together to problem solve, relying on their own strengths, as well as the strengths of each person, they will build a bond of trust. The team will accomplish trust as they work collectively through a series of tasks that are designed to bring out the best leadership qualities of each person. At the conclusion of these games and activities, each person will have earned the trust of fellow team members. In addition, game and activity participants will have enhanced their own level of confidence by contributing innovative solutions to help the team succeed, not only during the teambuilding activity but also in the real-life situations and challenges that the team will face in their work, sports, camp, or school settings. 55 minutes

Volume Two - COOPERATION AND COMMUNICATION GAMES
Includes twenty-four games and activities that focus on the benefits of cooperation and competition and then how these two teambuilding aspects can be combined to achieve positive results. Communication games feature opportunities for team members to articulate and express themselves in a positive environment, where quality listening and feedback are encouraged. The targeted outcome from these games is to bring about a deeper connection among team members as they face challenges and to provide these individuals with an enhanced ability to accomplish the tasks at hand in an effective and timely manner. 63 minutes

Volume Three - INITIATIVE, TENACITY AND GOAL-SETTING GAMES
Includes thirty games and activities that are challenging and fun and are designed to encourage team members to think of new ways of accomplishing a series of tasks that may appear daunting at first, but rewarding in the end. In the activities, team members work together side-by-side, develop patience with each other, and collectively persevere through challenges in order to reach their goals and succeed as a unified team. After participating in these games, team members will have a stronger respect and appreciation for themselves and each other. 61 minutes

Volume Four - ADAPTABILITY, AFFINITY AND REFLECTION GAMES
Features twenty- four games and activities that allow each individual to learn flexibility while they adjust to different team building situations. At the same time, meaningful team affinity develops as team members assist each other in problem solving different fun-filled scenarios. Reflection games provide an opportunity for discussion of leadership principles, as the group processes each activity to learn what teaching moments the activities offer that the team can benefit from and take back to the workplace environment. Reflection games also provide each person with the opportunity to share special insights that they have learned that will contribute to the overall team's understanding of leadership and teamwork. 52 minutes
 
#14170/0463   231 minutes 2011  $249.95 
    

This program features a clear and powerful discussion of the complexities of relational aggression in girls and an overview of how to respond to it in practical, effective ways. Reviews several of the factors that make bullying behavior so difficult in general and then thoughtfully clarifies the differences between girls and boys who intimidate or abuse others. Also details a step-by-step process for responding to bullying behavior in girls - an approach that is essential for anyone working with children in groups, no matter what the setting.

Topics covered: bullying behavior (relational aggression) in girls; two reasons behind it; moving a dominant girl to another group; working with the parents of relationally aggressive girls.
 
#14169/0463   37 minutes 2011  $89.95 
    


Ten years ago, the Taser® was hailed as the defining breakthrough in modern policing - a weapon that would allow police to subdue "even the largest and scariest people on the planet" without engaging in violent confrontation - a 21st century weapon that would temporarily incapacitate 100% of the time, but never kill. 'Non-lethal' declared the company's promotional material in 1999. The company's word was enough. Police departments embraced the new and promising technology. A decade later, more than 400 people have died in North America 'proximal to Taser use.' That is raising doubts about those early claims. Human Rights groups clamor for more independent research into the weapon and national standards for its use. Newspaper editorials demand the kind of testing that they say was not done those ten years ago. Today the Taser is described as 'less lethal'.

There have been other setbacks for the Taser. In Canada, three public inquiries have been called into its use. One has already declared the Taser capable of causing serious injury and even death but, paradoxically, also declared society safer with the weapon in use than without it. But will those inquiries make a difference? In the years since Tasers were introduced, the weapon has made its way into police departments in almost 45 countries - some 15,000 forces worldwide. Taser International, the weapon's American manufacturer, boasts that it is the force option most used by police. Each and every day, some 500 people are tasered. And its use is spreading. In 43 U.S. states, civilians can buy a Taser in retail stores or at sales parties in their own homes.

TASERED takes a comprehensive look at the Taser after ten years. The documentary examines the Taser from within a major Canadian metropolitan police department - the Calgary Police Service (CPS). They have been using Tasers for more than 4 years. And they've been keeping what are arguably among the most comprehensive 'use of force' statistics in North America since they adopted its use. We tell the story through the CPS Use-of-Force Officer, Acting Inspector Chris Butler, an internationally recognized expert. Butler is a Master Taser® Instructor, certified by Taser International. He has even published on the topic. He is thoughtful and reasoned. He defends the Taser but is not blind to potential problems. Problems, he says, that can largely be avoided with proper training. We follow CPS Recruit Class 185 as it undergoes that training. We are there as these soon-to-be officers learn to fire their Tasers - that can be learned in less than an hour. We watch as they line up for what has become a rite of passage in many police forces: to be tasered voluntarily in the back just to experience how it feels. We show how the probes leave the weapon and embed into a target's skin. But the slow motion images reveal something else - the little-known, police accountability features built into the weapons: AFIDs - small confetti-like tags - that immediately identify who fired the weapon and the built-in electronic data port that shows how often.

That how often could be the difference between life and death says San Francisco cardiologist and electro-physiologist Dr. Zian Tseng. Tseng says any healthy person can die from even the minimum 5-second jolt of a conducted energy weapon if the shock is directed at the chest and occurs at the most vulnerable point in a heartbeat. But he cautions that prolonged shocking carries significant additional risk because it leads to a buildup of lactic acid that can cause heart failure.

Dr. Christine Hall begs to differ. 'Excited Delirium', not the Taser, is the likely explanation for death after tasering. Hall is Canada's foremost expert on the condition, often cited by coroners and medical examiners to account for deaths for which there is no obvious cause. Many more doctors dismiss it as a convenient excuse for Taser International to explain deaths after tasering.

Dr. Michael Webster is among the skeptics. The police psychologist and former cop is critical of the company that manufactures the weapon. Webster says the company's propaganda has led to the tasering of sick old men in their hospital beds, jaywalkers and drunks. We will show an abundance of examples of police tasering individuals for traffic violations, for disrespect or simply to save time while making an arrest.

And we visit a Taser Party where the weapons are sold like so much Tupperware. Leigh and Tim McCoy have been selling consumer Tasers in the Atlanta, Georgia area for almost two years now. Taser International says the C2 Model has the same power as the police X-26 with a few important differences. It's designed to deliver a full 30-second jolt and is capable of being cycled for a full 25 minutes.

That worries Jared Feuer of Amnesty International, USA. Describing the Taser as a "potentially deadly device", the human rights group's spokesman also calls the weapon a "potentially perfect domestic abuse tool" because it leaves no marks or scarring. Amnesty International has been lobbying for national standards for Taser use and to stop the selling of the civilian version.

In 2009, a new generation of Taser weaponry® was introduced. The company claims that the devices are safer, pack less of a jolt and self-adjust the current to the lowest effective levels and that the probes diffuse more of the electricity on the skin, not in the muscle tissue.

As of yet no independent testing of these statements is planned.
 
#14162/0973   43 minutes 2010  $179.95 *Streaming available 
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This program explores and defines options that can enhance the level of health and general well-being of kids. In lieu of the fact that childhood obesity and morbidity have reached almost epidemic proportions, the DVD looks at various lifestyle factors that impact kid's health and that must be addressed if the situation is to be reversed. In addition, features advice for both coaches and parents concerning the appropriate way to interact with children in an exercise or sports environment.

Among topics covered: steroids, alcohol, cigarettes, exercise vs diet, survey, research, team vs individual sports, stretching, age-appropriate activities, advice for coaches and parents, where else are kids lacking the opportunity to get physically fit.

 
#14132/0463   84 minutes 2010  $89.95 
    

When it comes to finances, how can a parent enhance their child's basic level of economic awareness to help ensure and empower them to make appropriate decisions with regard to spending money. This program explains how to equip children to be ready for financial hurdles they may find in their paths. Offers several proven tips for teaching children about finance, as well as suggests activities (reading and board games) that can be undertaken to increase a child's understanding of financial matters.

Among the topics covered:
* Why should we start early?
* Three tips to consider when teaching your child about finance
* Recommended reading and board games
 
#14131/0463   39 minutes 2010  $89.95 
    

Preparing students for a standardized test is a monumental task, but equipping them for social and interpersonal conflict is every bit as challenging. This series helps young viewers navigate the dilemmas surrounding bullying, peer pressure, prejudice, and unresolved anger - with an additional program focusing especially on conflict management and resolution. Emphasizing character-building as a prime ingredient in overcoming conflict, the series uses no-nonsense dramatizations, candid "school hallway" interviews, and expert commentary to define basic ideas, illustrate ways in which conflicts often play out, and ultimately present methods for diffusing them - based on honesty, awareness, and respect for others.

There are five 30-minute programs in the series:

HANDLING PEER PRESSURE
The teen years are a time of experimenting with identity, but along with that search for self come major decisions about what groups to fit into - and how to fit into them. This video explores peer group influences; how they can cause young people to change their attitudes, values, or behaviors in order to conform; and what can be done to avoid their pitfalls. Topics include positive, negative, direct, and indirect peer pressure; cultural forces, especially media-driven ones, that push the desire to be a "star" instead of making a genuine journey of self-discovery; and media stereotypes of what it means to be attractive, smart, or successful. The program also looks at how friendship groups can become cliques, how low self-esteem leads some people to manipulate or intimidate others to fit in, and how peer pressure, as pervasive as it is, can be countered with honesty, self-expression, and self-knowledge.

OVERCOMING PREJUDICE
Prejudice isn't something we're born with - and if we learn it, we can unlearn it. The first step in that process is to study it objectively, as this video does through candid interviews, dramatizations, and expert commentary. Offering a practical definition of prejudice, the video explores its basis in ignorance and fear of outsiders, the qualities it most frequently targets (race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, physique, social class, and political beliefs) as well as its principal results - namely, discrimination, racism, and oppression. The program focuses in a teen-friendly way on prejudice in society, with discussions of the "melting pot" concept; how such diversity, while unquestionably desirable, carries with it the potential for racial, ethnic, and cultural conflict; and how individuals, communities, and our nation can benefit from more dialog between cultures, religions, races, and other demographic groups.

DEALING WITH BULLYING
Why is bullying so widespread? What are the various forms it can take? How should a bullying victim react to intimidation and physical aggression, or - ideally - avoid becoming a victim in the first place? This video addresses those questions as it looks at the root causes and potential solutions to bullying dilemmas. Studying the verbal, emotional, and social aspects of bullying and cyberbullying as well as physical harassment and attacks, the program also distinguishes between bullying that is typically male and typically female - revealing the wide range of results that all forms can have, from hurt feelings to academic problems to murder and suicide. Dramatizations and expert commentary highlight specific strategies to combat this disturbing challenge to education and the well-being of young people.

HANDLING ANGER AND FRUSTRATION
Let's face it - anger is a fact of life, an emotion everyone can relate to. But it isn't always handled well, and if it surges out of control, the effects can be devastating. This video examines the problems arising from extreme or repressed anger and presents helpful methods for loosening the grip that all-consuming rage can have on one's mind and actions. Viewers learn basic psychological concepts relating to the human need to confront and remove obstacles, a primal instinct that all too easily translates into "lashing out". Encouraging students to look closely at their feelings in these trigger situations, the program highlights steps that can be taken toward dealing rationally with anger sources, focusing on staying "centered" rather than "getting even". Family and peer relationships, the importance of self-respect and respect for others, and useful distinctions between "good" and "bad" anger all come into play here.

MANAGING CONFLICT RESOLUTION
A dynamic struggle between contrasting forces is necessary - it creates ideas and drives change. But as everyone knows, life is also filled with hurtful and even tragic forms of conflict. Students learn about both types of opposition in this video, which illustrates ways to use conflict constructively while avoiding violence, alienation, and resentment. Beginning with the notion that we deal with conflict largely through patterns learned as children, the program explores four behaviors that push conflict into the destructive zone: miscommunication, demonizing, refusal to negotiate, and "kitchen sinking" or pulling past events and unrelated frustrations into a present disagreement. The pitfalls of a "conflict loop" are also discussed. Viewers gain an understanding of the potential rewards of recognizing an opponent's needs as well as one's own. Mediation, including peer mediation and the "third side" method of negotiation, are examined.

*Includes PDF Guides

 
#14125/0635   150 minutes 2011  $569.95  Grades 8 to 12 *CC 
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The connection between trauma in childhood and domestic violence later in life is obvious to Jane Middleton-Moz, a relationship and trauma expert featured in this program. She states that "Children who experience domestic violence grow up learning to stuff feelings and emotions. They go through the world in a deep freeze, and have whole parts of themselves cut off. In domestic violence, if a partner wasn't allowed their vulnerability as a child, then as an adult, if that vulnerability is touched, they will act out their anger for them."

This program also features interviews with Brenda, Tammy, and Jamie, all recovering from the trauma of domestic violence. Brenda, for example, tells the story of the loss of her sister who was killed by her husband who then turned the gun on himself, leaving their two pre-school children orphaned. Ms. Middleton-Moz concludes, "To heal, we must validate that pain, and feel safe enough to start releasing it and to acknowledge very strong parts of ourselves that helped us to survive."
 
#14077/1120   29 minutes 2002  $129.95 *CC 
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Why would four innocent men confess to a brutal crime they didn't commit? FRONTLINE investigates the conviction of four U.S. Navy sailors for the rape and murder of a Norfolk, Virginia, woman in 1997. In interviews with the sailors, viewers learn of some of the high-pressure police interrogation techniques, including the threat of the death penalty, sleep deprivation, and intimidation that led each of them to confess, despite any evidence linking them to the crime. All four sailors are now out of prison - one served his sentence and the other three were granted conditional pardons last summer - but the men were not exonerated as felons or sex offenders. The case raises disturbing questions about the actions of the police and prosecutors, who relied on the sailors' often contradictory confessions for their convictions, and disregarded DNA evidence that pointed to a lone assailant who would later confess to the crime himself while serving prison time for another rape.

*Includes Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired and Subtitles in English
*Viewer discretion is advised - contains graphic imagery and descriptions of sexual violence
 
#14067/1725   90 minutes 2010  $129.95 *CC 
    

A behind-the-scenes look at young Americans - Christian, Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim preparing to become the nation's next generation of religious leaders. The Calling follows their transformation from idealistic students into ordained religious professionals. Explores the forces that are drawing a new generation of young people to serve their communities and their faith.

*Subtitles in English
 
#14066/1725   240 minutes 2010  $129.95 *CC 
    

This three part series provides a broad scope investigation to help viewers understand the workings of modern media. Viewers learn that television, radio, print or e-news all are dependent on audiences, and advertisers or patrons. Thus the business of ratings, statistics and demographics, etc. Also examines the production/creative side and looks into professional standards or ethics involved in the business of media.

MEDIA LITERACY: THE AUDIENCE
Most people think of "audience" as those who watch television, listen to the radio, read a magazine or newspaper or surf the web but "media are businesses. " In the same way a hardware store sells nuts and bolts, the media sell product - YOU - the audience. Guaranteeing an audience to advertisers is what the media do and it has to be the "right" audience - those with money to spend on the advertised product or products. This program examines the concepts of demographics, psychographics, how ratings affect media, targeting and on-line advertising. 24 minutes

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MEDIA LITERACY: CREATING MEDIA
Most students have little experience creating media and assume it's an easy process. For newspapers, you collect some information, write a story, type it out and lay it out. With a computer, how hard can that be? Part of the intrigue of media creation is it looks so easy. This program takes students on location to a behind-the-scenes look at a radio station, television news show, a regional newspaper and a national on-line newspaper to see how media is created in a top media market. 16 minutes

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MEDIA LITERACY: ETHICS
This program focuses on those who work as media professionals whether they are public relations specialists, journalists, photojournalists, advertising executives, newspaper editors or camera operators. In the media it's not just about what we say but what we show and how we show it. Visuals, whether they are video, photos, or how we put together photos and words, often have more impact and more credibility than words alone. This program includes interviews with journalists from the Washington Post and USA Today.com who talk about ethical standards at both print and on-line newspapers. 31 minutes

**Please click here to view the trailer on YouTube
 
#14065/2003   71 minutes 2004  $329.95 *Streaming available 
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How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and you're confronted with the prospect of "pulling the plug," do you know how you'll respond? Unfounded rumors of federal "death panels" grabbed headlines last summer, but the real decisions of how we die - the questions that most of us prefer to put off - are being made quietly behind closed doors, increasingly on the floors of our intensive care units.

In this video, FRONTLINE gains access to the ICU of one of New York's biggest hospitals to examine the complicated reality of today's modern, medicalized death. Here, we find doctors and nurses struggling to guide families through the maze of end-of-life choices they now confront: whether to pull feeding and breathing tubes, when to perform expensive surgeries and therapies or to call for hospice. Also offers an unusually intimate portrait of patients facing the prospect of dying in ways that they might never have wanted or imagined.

*Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired
*Subtitles in English (SDH)
 
#14064/1725   60 minutes 2010  $129.95 *CC 
    

"A first rate examination of the history of women in the media, from print to television to motion pictures and their impact on American culture!" Lynda Obst (Film Producer, Sleepless in Seattle, The Fisher King, How to Lose a Guy in 10 days)

*Telly Award and Communicator Crystal Award

Focuses on four areas: The reclaimed history of women who created media; The media portrayal of women; Women's inclusion in the media workforce; and, How men perceive media differently than women and how that affects what we read, see and hear from the media. Contains visuals of past and present media and interviews with Dr. Maurine Beasley, Sheila Gibbons and Junior Bridge, all foundational scholars in the field of women and media. A perfect introduction to Women, Minorities and Media Courses or a section on media in a Women's studies course.
 
#14058/2003   45 minutes 2006  $129.95 *Streaming available 
    

This video presents two of the most popular and exciting people at the forefront of men's and women's issues talking to each other about gender styles. Each brings an informed perspective on how men and women approach each other and conversation itself. Bly and Tannen agree that it is crucial to describe both the differences and the similarities, so that men and women can respect each other, and in the process, present a model of how that is done.
 
#14046/0567   62 minutes 2006  $179.95 
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It is well established that gender is a significant factor in perception and communication that impacts interpersonal relationships. We also know that conflict is inevitable in human interactions. This presentation reviews how conflict-management styles differ for women and men in professional settings. Also offers suggestions for positive responses given those gender differences. Understanding these differences and incorporating the suggested responses will give students the tools to resolve conflict in the business and professional setting.

 
#14043/0567   30 minutes 2008  $89.95 
    

Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Do you know how to get there from here? Walk through the steps and strategies of goal-setting, and discover how these steps can help you accomplish your goal! Interviews feature real students who are pursuing their goals in order to discover their secrets to success. No matter what your dream in life, you will be inspired.

*Includes PDF Teaching Materials

 
#14038/1290   20 minutes 2011  $59.95 *CC *Streaming available 
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*Features Baba Shiv, Professor of Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Is it best to be emotionless and analytical in decision making? When our goal is to be decisive, the answer is a resounding No. Instead, harnessing the power of emotions is critical. Studies of the neural underpinnings of decision making show that our brains start by evaluating options analytically. But very soon, usually based on first impressions, we create an emotional front-runner. We then continue down a path of predecisional distortion, which biases further evaluation. Rather than creating bad decisions, however, this distortion leads to more confident, committed decision making.

This video teaches: How to be decisive and confident in decision making; Why starting with price can lead to bad decisions; and, How loss aversion trumps opportunity - and how to counter negative emotions.
 
#14030/1005   59 minutes 2010  $119.95 *Streaming available 
    

Bullying has moved past face-to-face interaction. Junior High and High School students present real-life scenarios of bullying, including bullying through the internet, texts and video - covers social issues that result from modern day technology. Difficult and distressing situations in a variety of settings are addressed, followed by both unproductive actions and resolutions that work. This program covers bullying from its painful beginning to its peaceful end.

*Includes a CD-Rom with a Complete Lesson Plan and a Digital Workbook with activities, program summaries, discussion questions and further resources

 
#14008/0433   25 minutes 2011  $89.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 
    


Sexting is a combination of sex and text messaging. Junior High and High School students demonstrate the threat of "sexted" sexually explicit or suggestive photographs, messages and videos. Real life scenarios are presented along with the resulting irreversible consequences affecting a teenager's personal, social and future life. Follow students through a variety of sexting situations stemming from careless fun to cyberbullying along with their painful effects. Covers social issues that result from modern day technology.

*Includes a CD-Rom with a Complete Lesson Plan and a Digital Workbook with activities, program summaries, discussion questions and further resources
 
#14001/0433   30 minutes 2011  $89.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 
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Elementary aged students present real-life scenarios of sexual abuse and the resulting emotional impact. Follow the children from the beginning to end to identify what sexual harassment is, how to handle this serious issue and establish available age-appropriate solutions.

*Includes a CD-Rom with a Complete Lesson Plan as well as a Digital Workbook - with activities, program summaries, discussion questions and further resources




 
#13998/0433   12 minutes 2011  $89.95  Grades 2 to 5 *Streaming available 
    

By the end of this program, students will have a six-step process to tackle any problem - whether it's delivering a paper when the printer breaks or delivering a 600 lb. tiger who missed breakfast. Students learn to identify the problem, brainstorm solutions, evaluate their options, implement the best idea, and then review and plan for prevention. We also present five tips to help viewers tap into their natural problem-solving creativity. Whether an obstacle big or small, this program show there's no tiger too big to tame.
 
#13965/1120   23 minutes 2011  $129.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC 
    

Classrooms are training grounds for students to learn how to respond positively to diverse environments. Every day, they interact with people who look different, come from different places, and have different preferences. This program explores the many types of diversity and the perils of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. We also discuss ways to express curiosity in others while respecting the differences that make every person interesting, unique and valuable.

 
#13964/1120   26 minutes 2011  $139.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC 
    

*TELLY Award-Winner!

This series of five 30-minute programs teaches how a new life forms, what happens during pregnancy and childbirth, the impact of heredity, and the stages of newborn development.

Learn how an embryo forms, stages of fetal development, and how to create a healthy environment. Discover guidelines for healthy prenatal care, common prenatal tests, and the ins and outs of fertility. Explore approaches to childbirth, the three stages of labor, and what to consider for a birth plan. See how professionals assess newborns and follow the stages of physical, cognitive and social growth. Learn how genes are passed to offspring, how traits are determined and the effect of environmental factors on a child.

FROM CONCEPTION TO BABY
Creating a brand new person requires a complex biological process featuring a cast of microscopic characters. Viewers learn about fertilization and how chromosomes determine the gender and physical attributes of a baby. We show how a single cell develops into an embryo and follow the rapidly changing stages of fetal development. Students also examine the importance of prenatal care, nutrition and a healthy prenatal environment. 26 minutes
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PREGNANCY IN PROGRESS
For parents-to-be, the road from conception to birth is one filled with endless questions, changes, and decisions. In this program, viewers learn the early signs of pregnancy and the host of changes women will experience during their 9 month adventure. We explain common prenatal tests and what they can reveal about a baby's development. Students discover possible causes of infertility in both women and men, a well as common treatment options. We also offer guidelines for healthy prenatal care and making important birth choices. 32 minutes
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UNDERSTANDING CHILDBIRTH
A lot happens between the onset of labor and the first moments of a new life. This program explores approaches to childbirth, including different methods and environments, as well as what to consider when creating a birth plan. Viewers learn about contractions, how to discern true labor from false labor, the three stages of labor, and the appropriate time to call a medical professional. See what to expect during a traditional delivery or a Cesarean section. 29 minutes
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NEWBORN DEVELOPMENT
Within the first few minutes of life, children start adapting to their new environment. In this program, we show how professionals use the Apgar test to assess a newborn's health and the significance of the first interaction between parent and newborn. We then follow the many physical, cognitive, and social changes that newborns experience on their journey through early infancy. We also explain the crucial role of sleep and nutrition in fostering development and offer guidelines for parents to provide the best possible care for their newborn. 38 minutes
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HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT
Is it our DNA or our environment that makes us who we are? Learn about the structures and chemistry of DNA molecules. Students see how genes are passed from parents to offspring and how they determine the traits of an individual. Discover how environmental factors, inside or outside of the womb, can affect a child's health later in life. Viewers also learn about genetic disorders and how counseling and screening can provide health information before or during pregnancy. 39 minutes
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