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"A beautiful film on a most anguishing subject . . . courageous, raw, and unflinchingly honest."
Aaron Kheriaty, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UC Irvine School of Medicine
Each year more than one million people worldwide die by suicide, one person every 40 seconds. Research shows that at least 6 people suffer intimate trauma at each death - family members, friends, neighbors, and coworkers are left grieving, and struggling to understand.
A new film provides powerful, first-hand testimonies and theological insights on the devastating experience of losing a loved one to suicide. Seeking to erase the stigma surrounding this epidemic while offering hope and healing to survivors, this program features Ronald Rolheiser, author of The Holy Longing, Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church, and Marjorie Antus, author of My Daughter, Her Suicide, and God.
Kay Warren and Marjorie Antus candidly describe their journeys after the deaths of their children, from their moments of deepest anguish to eventual, hard-won peace. They reveal their children’s struggles with mental illness as well as the goodness and beauty of their lives.
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, provides pastoral and theological insights from his years of experience writing on suicide and serving families who have experienced this agonizing, and often misunderstood, loss.
While all death is unsettling, research has long shown that suicide survivors experience a very distinct set of bereavement issues - bewilderment, overwhelming guilt, and rage - and for people of faith, a sense of darkness and a spiritual void. In addition, society still attaches a stigma to suicide death, causing many survivors to experience judgment and isolation. The loved one’s memory is often shrouded in secrecy and shame, rather than celebrated. Reclaiming Life aims to set the record straight, offering hope.
The BASIC ATTENDING SKILLS, 5th edition video teaches students how to learn and master the fundamental skills of listening. This video is designed for all courses focusing on listening skills, and applicable to many academic areas including counseling, social work, behavioral health, nursing, pastoral care, and para professional work such as crisis counseling and peer support groups.
Demonstrations of skills with many subtitles identify and enable students to recognize interview behavior, practice skills in small groups, and then generalize skills to the actual interview. Multicultural issues are infused throughout.
The 5th edition includes:
* All new vignettes with real clients
* A deeper focus on resiliency and the positive asset search
* The Community Genogram - what it is, why it’s important, and how to incorporate it into the interview.
* Neuroscience and its relationship to counseling: What you need to know about the brain to work more effectively with your client.
Deepa Kumar, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on Islamophobia, traces how Muslims have become the predominant face of terror in U.S. news and entertainment media -- even though terror attacks by homegrown right-wing extremists have far outnumbered attacks by Muslims since 9/11.
Digging deep into history, Kumar offers a sweeping analysis of the changing views of Islam and Muslims in the West, examining the ways that ruling elites have long used the specter of a "Muslim enemy" to justify their imperial projects. And she shows how this increasingly menacing view of Islam has shaped public opinion and foreign policy in the United States over time.
Moving from the terror attacks at the Munich Olympics and the Iran-Hostage Crisis in the 1970s, to 9/11 and the start of the "war on terror", to the rise of Isis today, Kumar explores how American media discourse has cultivated irrational fears of Muslims over a period of decades. And she presents facts and a wealth data in response, expertly exposing and debunking the most deep-seated myths about Muslims and Islam that have taken root in the American imagination.
Given the current political moment, CONSTRUCTING THE TERRORIST THREAT couldn’t be more timely and important.
Tim Wise, one of the nation's foremost authorities on the costs and consequences of white privilege, breaks down the racial politics that were at work during the 2016 presidential election, arguing that Trump's race-baiting success with white voters was not a departure from American political norms but the continuation of a longstanding pattern of fear-based racial scapegoating
MORE THAN A WORD explores Native American-based mascots, especially the Washington Redskins, and their impact on real-life attitudes, issues, and policies. Through interviews with scholars, tribal leaders, lawyers, policy experts, activists, and Washington Redskins fans, the film explores the history of the slanderous term redskin, and delves into cultural stereotypes of Native Americans and their relationship to history. Ultimately, the film argues for representations that honor and celebrate the humanity of indigenous people.
MORE THAN A WORD is an ideal tool for opening up dialogue between students, faculty, staff, and the wider community about the personal and social costs of America's long history of misappropriating indigenous identity and imagery for purposes of entertainment.
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.
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.
"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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
GIRLS AND SEX author Peggy Orenstein interviewed more than 70 young women, many of whom equated sexiness with empowerment. *Closed Captioned
PRIDE DENIED tells the story of how corporate sponsors coopted the concept of LGBTQ pride, turning it into a feel-good brand and blunting its radical political edge. The film locates the origins of pride in sites of grassroots resistance and revolt, going back to the anti-police Stonewall uprising led by queer and trans people of color in 1969. It then traces how the deeply political roots of pride morphed into the depoliticized big-business PRIDE- spectacles of today -- multimillion-dollar events designed to project an image of tolerance and equality rather than calling attention to the relationship between normative identity, power, and sexual repression.
The film also offers a stunning case study in the politics of "pinkwashing," detailing how the government of Israel has used its purported tolerance of gay rights to deflect attention away from its systematic repression of Palestinian human rights. Drawing on the insights of activists, artists, and educators, PRIDE DENIED makes a compelling case for returning to the progressive political activism and grassroots community support that characterized the early LGBT rights movement.
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.
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.