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#14788/1317  1001 CLASSIC COMERCIALS
Tons of fun and learning too in this comprehensive collection of the most unforgettable, exceptional and memorable commercials to hit the small screen. This is an entire history of American pop culture in its most eloquently simple and straight-forward form.

#11292/0635  AD INFINITUM: The Many Paths into Advertising DVD
Everything you wanted to know about the advertising industry but couldn't find anyone to ask. It's tough, highly competitive, cut-throat, creative, secretive, deceptive and deceiving and a lot of people want to work in it. This in-depth study focuses on a big time New York advertising office so viewers can begin to understand what goes on behind closed doors.

#13276/0880  ADLER VS STRASBERG: The Great Controversy in American Acting DVD
Many of the most highly acclaimed Hollywood actors and actresses of the last fifty years were trained and mentored in either the Stella Adler or Lee Strasberg method. Viewers learn about the two schools and what system allowed them to turn out the likes of Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Ellen Burstyn, Al Pacino and so many others.

In this highly anticipated sequel to his groundbreaking Advertising & the End of the World, media scholar Sut Jhally explores the devastating personal and environmental fallout from advertising, commercial culture, and rampant American consumerism.

Do you know when and where are you being targeted for marketing? It may be more often and in more places than you think. This program features interviews with cutting-edge advertising and media professionals who give an overview of how to navigate new media marketing techniques in the digital age.Grades 7 to A

#15332/0685  AMERICAN AUTUMN: An OccuDoc
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. 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.Grades 9 to A

This innovative educational tool introduces serious socio-political issues to a generation brought up on MTV and will serve as an ideal catalyst for discussion and debate. It encourages viewers to develop skills in critical thinking and focuses on an alternative news and information source called the Guerilla News Network. Grades 9 to A

Featuring Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and documentary producer Patti Obrow White, this program explores the art and science of conducting journalistic interviews. Grades 9 to A

FX! Special effects! So much media, whether moving or still, is produced using the GREEN or the BLUE 'screen'. For students of media production or appreciators or critics, understanding the functions of these 'screens' can add a whole new dimension. Academy Award winner Peter Kuran demonstrates.

#12886/0920  BEAUTY MYTH: The Culture of Beauty, Psychology, and the Self with Naomi Wolf
From workplace equality and sexual harassment, to cosmetic surgery and eating disorders, to the very core of social and romantic relationships, Naomi Wolf powerfully illuminates the psychological and physiological ravages of the Beauty Myth. She wraps this extraordinary six-part presentation within a stirring vision of how we might transcend the Beauty Myth by shedding light on the cultural and economic systems that perpetuate it.

#7528/0685  BELL HOOKS: Cultural Criticism and Transformation DVD
A two-part video (26 and 40 minutes) extensively illustrated with many of the images under analysis, Bell Hooks makes a compelling argument for the transormative power of cultural criticism. Part I is foundations & positions of her work. Part II is concrete analysis - i.e. OJ Simpson, Madonna, etc Grades 11 to A

#11464/0635  BEST OF 2007: Clio Gold Plus DVD
Clio Awards are like the Oscars for the year's best video advertising/marketing achievements. Entrants come from every corner of the world. Some are serious, many are funny, some sexy, some very dry, but all express the epitome of current marketing using the video medium.

#13076/0635  BEST OF 2009 CLIO GOLD PLUS
This program brings together 2009’s winners of the gold, silver, and bronze advertising Clio Awards.

Commercials and adverstising...why do we hate them? Well at least some of them...Why do they work? This series presents an analysis of what can only be termed GREAT commercials and advertising campaigns from around the world. Grades 9 to A

#13428/1725  BETWEEN THE FOLDS - DVD
Between the Folds chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid scientists who abandoned careers to forge unconventional lives as modern day paperfolders. The film paints an arresting portrait of the remarkable artistic and scientific creativity that fuels this ever-changing art form, fusing science and sculpture, form and function, ancient and new.

#9881/0685  BEYOND THE FRAME: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism DVD
What are people NOT hearing everyday from the mainstream news about the War On Terrorism and the war in Iraq? This feature-length program offers numerous stand-alone interviews and commentaries from some of the leading critics of the Bush administration and their very wide-reaching foreign and domestic policies. DVD only.

#10970/0635  BIG SQUEEZE: Rejuvenating a Century-Old Brand (3 Programs) DVD
With the aim of expanding brand-identity and revenue, an iconic product - the sticky, brown, vegetable-derived bread-spread known in Great Britain as Marmite - has been overhauled. This three-part series presents a fascinating case study in operational and creative management, telling the inside story of a high-stakes product launch.

#14186/0685  BILLIONAIRE'S TEA PARTY (THE): How Corporate America is Faking a Grassroots Revolution
The question here is who stands 'behind' the Tea Party movement that is suddenly playing such a significant role in U.S. politics. Is it in fact simply a populist uprising against a wasteful and over-bearing government that many supporters sincerely believe it to be? An Australian investigative journalist filmmaker speaks to the rank and file and delves into the foundation to seek out the where this movement came from and where it may be headed.

#13438/2004  BLOCKING A SCENE: Basic Staging with Actors DVD
Students learn the basics of directing a scene from Professor Michael Joyce formerly at Mary Washington College. Emphasizing script analysis, development of a floor plan and collaboration with actors, Professor Joyce works with students as they begin their very first directing project - a scene from George Brenard Shaw's Candida. Grades 10 to A

#13274/0880  BODY LANGUAGE FOR ACTORS: Portraying Different Cultures DVD
In this program, a diversity specialist teaches actors how to portray characters from different cultures, outlines behavioral differences, and introduces multicultural manners.

#11222/1120  BRAND MARKETING: Why We Eat, Drink, and Wear Brand Names DVD
The fact is that young people today live in a world where the pressures of marketing are greater than at any other time in history. At the same time they seem to be less obtrusive. How is that possible? Anyway, it seems to be working...this video explains how it's done. Are those Nikes you're wearing? Grades 7 to A

#15924/0685  BRAND NEW YOU: Makeover Television and the American Dream
What does it mean to be an authentic self when that self's image is constantly manipulated by media? For makeover shows too fat, too ugly, badly dressed, bad hair, bad teeth equals bad attitude ... is it a problem that such shows, from weight loss to cosmetic surgery, reproduce conventional norms of physical attractiveness and success? Taking a wider social and cultural view, have these programs become models of self-transformation at precisely the same time jobs have become harder to find and keep; when 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

#14454/0685  BRO CODE (THE): How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men
This program takes aim at the forces in (modern) male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. 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.

#15137/0685  BURNING QUESTION (A): Propaganda and the Denial of Climate Change
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 punditsGrades 9 to A

This unique groundbreaking series, hosted by award-winning filmmaker David Heavener, provides a no-nonsense outline to writing, producing and distributing your film. Whether you’re a film buff with a really great movie idea or someone who has years of experience, everyone can learn from the easy to follow guidelines in this series. Learn all the proven steps to become an accomplished filmmaker including how to launch your career, screenwriting made easy, getting financed, low-budget, high quality producing, market, sell and distribute and the future of filmmaking and distribution.

#12668/0635  CHARISMA IN POLITICS: Analyzing Body Language
This program investigates ways in which facial expressions and nonverbal communication determine political charisma and power. Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Sarkosy, Merkell are some of the subjects studied and analyzed.

#12312/0635  CLIOS (THE) 2008 - DVD
This program enumerates 2008’s winners of the gold, silver, and bronze Clio Awards.

#14236/0635  CLIOS 2010 (Gold, Silver, and Bronze Winners)
This program captures 2010's winners of the gold, silver, and bronze CLIO Awards, the annual awards honoring creativity in television advertising from around the world.

#13070/0685  CODES OF GENDER: Identity and Performance in Popular Culture
Well-shaped male and female bodies, provocatively posed and usually scantily clad, are used to market all sorts of commercial products in both print and digital media. Beyond the obvious 'sex sells' message, is there a deeper, underlying significance to the way each gender is portrayed? Absolutely! ... Sut Jhally applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape. Grades 9 to A

#13441/2004  CONDUCTING LIGHT - Parts One and Two DVD
For those interested in the technical side of dramatic arts, this video covers basic stage lighting equipment, cabling, hanging and focus procedures. Also explains basic lighting accessories, essential maintenance, color media, color temperature, area lighting and safety. Clear, energetic and reassuring with a sense of humor. Grades 10 to A

Sometimes stage production must be accomplished in a tiny space, on a little stage, with a minute budget. Lighting can be a major concern for both spatial and financial restrictions. David Lee Cuthbert illustrates the process of conducting light to the stage with limited space and budget. Grades 10 to A

Viewers of this video learn that the media regularly make use of public opinion polls in their reporting of important news stories...but exactly how do they report them and to what end? Whose interests are actually being served?

#16209/0685  CONSTRUCTING THE TERRORIST THREAT: Islamophobia, the Media and the War on Terror
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. Given the current political moment, CONSTRUCTING THE TERRORIST THREAT couldn’t be more timely and important.

In this illustrated presentation, 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. 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. 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 *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request

#11884/0685  CONSUMING KIDS: The Commercialization of Childhood
With virtually no government or public outcry, the multi-billion dollar youth marketing industry has been able to use the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. The result is that childhood itself has been commercialized. Drawing on the insights of experts, industry insiders, and children themselves, this program traces the evolution and impact of this disturbing and unprecedented phenomenon.

This 6 to 10 day course is written and hosted by EdTA Hall of Fame inductee Terry McGonigle designed to help your students discover... *The Elements and Concepts of Costume Design: script and character analysis, research, the functions of costume design, the five basic elements of costume design, additional components of costume design, costume charts and plots. *Developing a Design Concept: items to address, the collaborative process of working with other theatre professionals, and the importance of having a solid production concept. *Figure Drawing...even for people who are convinced they cannot draw. *Costume Drawing: lines and silhouettes typical of different historical periods, and drawing fabric. *Turning Modern Clothing Into Period Clothing *A Backstage Tour of a Professional Costume Shop.

#12737/0635  CREATIVE VIOLATION: The Rebel Art of the Street Stencil
Called art by some and vandalism by others, street art transforms the depersonalized, over-commercialized urban landscape into a forum for self-expression. Filmed in New York City, Pittsburgh, and Toronto, this edgy program documents the exploding underground art form of street stenciling and explores its roots in political street art, industrial signage, and freehand graffiti.

#7552/0685  CRISIS OF CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT: Media and Democracy in the 21st Century
Turning to issues of media policy, George Gerbner delivers a stinging indictment of the way the so-called "information superhighway" is being constructed. He shows the ineffectual nature of our responses to crisis created by it and shows the real uses it will be put to by its corporate masters. Grades 9 to A

#6789/0685  DEADLY PERSUASION: The Advertising of Alcohol and Tobacco DVD
World famous advertising analyst Jean Kilbourne demonstrates that the big corporate peddlers of alcohol and tobacco products are still hard on the trail of new customers. They have a whole new arsenal of marketing schemes and they're still killing millions. Grades 7 to A

#10693/1410  DERALD WING SUE SERIES ON RACISM (4 Programs)
Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, presents an extraordinary four-part series on racism. No matter what race or ethnic origin, viewers will take an honest appraisal of themselves, their biases and prejudices, and take steps to overcome racism. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RACISM: Where Have We Gone Wrong? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE WHITE? The Invisible Whiteness of Being OVERCOMING PERSONAL RACISM: What Can I Do? SURVIVING RACISM: A Message to People of Color *Each program is 60 minutes in length and may be purchased separately. *Includes guides for all programs except Psychology of Racism.

This astonishing documentary investigates how an advertising slogan invented by Madison Avenue executives in 1948 has come to define our most intimate and romantic rituals and ideals; an achievement all the more stunning given that diamonds are in fact neither scarce nor imperishable, just EXPENSIVE! Grades 9 to A

#16232/0685  DIGITAL DISCONNECT: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet against Democracy - featuring Robert McChesney
DIGITAL DISCONNECT - based on the acclaimed book by media scholar Robert McChesney, trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook security breaches. In a wide-ranging analysis that moves from the development of the internet as a publicly funded project in the late 1960s to its full-scale commercialization today, McChesney traces how the democratizing potential of the web is being radically compromised by the logic of capitalism and the unaccountable power of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies. The result is an indispensable classroom resource - a vital tool for helping students make sense of a technological revolution that’s radically transforming virtually aspect of human communication.

#11160/0635  DIGITAL MOVIE MAKER: Guidance from an Expert
Now that everyone carries a cell phone that can shoot blockbuster movies, does that mean that all the techniques of professional movie making are tossed out? From the look of things on the internet you would think so. Thank goodness there are still some people who can impart proper and proven techniques to help set things straight.

#13001/2003  DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING: Tips from the Trenches
Not every filmmaker can be a Steven Spielberg; not all of them want to be. Some find documentaries much more meaningful, but capturing reality on video in documentary form is not as simple as just pointing a camera. Learn from Academy Award winners and nominees, first time filmmakers and 50-year veterans as they discuss the technical, legal, ethical and business issues of documentary film.

#9991/0685  DREAMWORLDS III: Desire, Sex and Power in Music (Full Version)
How about those music videos?!? What are the social and psychological consequences of the ever-escalating use of sex and violence to market popular musical entertainment to the primary target audience of youth/young adults? In this all new update, the popular music industry's none too subtle (and getting less so all the time it seems) methods for peddling their questionable wares are put under the spotlight.

Edward Said is widely recognized as a leading cultural analyst, especially in the relationship between the United States and the Islamic world. In this program he argues that the Western understanding of the Middle East in particular as a place full of villains and terrorists ruled by Islamic fundamentalism produces a deeply distorted image of the diversity and complexity of Arab peoples and Islam. Grades 9 to A

#10249/2003  ER - THE PROPMASTERS - DVD (Journeys Below the Line Series)
Focusing on the popular television series 'ER', viewers get an absolutely amazing insight as to how much work that is rarely noticed (intentionally so) goes into the props that form the details and background for high quality video productions.

#13785/2004  FACE TO FACE: Guide to Performance Makeup (3 Programs on one DVD)
This excellent series teaches how to apply stage makeup using these five segments: CREATING A CHARACTER, FANTASY MAKEUP, SPECIAL APPLICATIONS, FANTASY MAKEUP and CLEANING UP. The package addresses many issues pertaining to makeup, offering the instructor and student alike an in-depth course in basic makeup techniques as well as solutions for specific makup challenges. Grades 10 to A

This CNBC Original documentary delivers a comprehensive look at how the Internet phenomenon began, evolved, and now influences everyday life - or, in some cases, not-so-ordinary life. What is this need to be CONNECTED and is it as addictive as it seems?

#14765/0920  FALL OF AMERICA AND THE WESTERN WORLD (10 Programs)
This 10 DVD box set brings together voices from the left, the right and the center to give you the facts about what is happening to your world. Don't be fooled - things are much, much worse than the "Conservatives" and the "Liberals" are letting on. We are not headed out of an economic recession. This series gives you clear, verifiable evidence of what is happening to our free world and why. And it tells you the truth that the mainstream media refuses to give you!Grades 9 to A

#15662/0685  FEEDING FRENZY: The Food Industry, Marketing and the Creation of a Health Crisis
While discussions about the spiraling obesity/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. The food industry floods the market with a rising tide of cheap, addictive, high calorie food products while employing a multi billion-dollar marketing machine charged with making sure that every one of those surplus calories is consumed.

#9699/0635  FEEDING THE BEAST: An Inside Look at the News Media DVD
What is NEWS exactly anyway? Is it the latest celebrity scandal? Political murder from the other side of the globe? Is it all that's 'fit to print' or everything that fits into filling up 24 hours of dead air or blank newsprint? Is it a money machine, a home for political hacks, an entertainment that uses the lowest common denominator as it's standard? All of the above? You be the judge.

#15668/0685  FIRE IN THE BLOOD: A Tale of Medicine, Monopoly and Malice
*Official Selection: 2013 Sundance Film Festival and New Zealand Film Festival FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the true story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south in the 1990s - leading to the preventable deaths of at least ten million people -- and how a remarkable coalition of people came together to stop them.

For students of the dramatic arts this video clearly demonstrates essential safety measures for using the most deadly of props. Don't be fooled into thinking that blanks can make guns safe. Firearm Safety Onstage teaches actors and technicians to properly use guns onstage. Divided into six easy-to-show segments. Grades 10 to A

#16222/0545  FRANTIC ASSEMBLY: A Guide to Devising
"From humble beginnings, FRANTIC ASSEMBLY has emerged as one of the boldest and brightest stars in the theatrical firmament. Given unique insight into the devising process from ?first thoughts to first night' this lively and engaging film celebrates Frantic Assembly's approach to production and offers in-depth interviews and practical demonstrations that will excite facilitators and inspire students as they begin their own ?devising' journey."

#11640/0685  FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property narrated by Naomi Klein
What is 'freedom of expression' and how does it relate to freedom of information, the huge question of downloading, copyright, blogs, plagiarism, libel in our internet driven world? Media specialist Naomi Klein hosts this in-depth examination of the economic and societal convolutions resulting from the work of University of Iowa professor Kembrew McLeod. Grades 9 to A

Award winning dramatic arts instructor Ron Ranson Jr. illustrates his time-saving painting program which gives students an instant vocabulary and teaches skills that will improve work immediately. This program includes safety tips, important clean up procedures, common types of paints and critiques of student work.Divided into easy-to-show segments. Grades 10 to A

#9822/0635  GADGET MANIA: The History and Evolution of the Infomercial DVD
WHO ever watches those things anyway? Whether it's slicing and dicing, or hanging by their ankles upside down, or the latest sit-up machine, how do those people ever sell ANYTHING? You'd be surprised. As this investigative program demonstrates, it seems that lots of viewers like the direct approach of the so-called and much derided infomercial.

#14766/1303  GAGAKU: Music for Eternity
Transcending time and space for hundred and thousands of years, Gagaku, the traditional music of the Japanese Imperial Court, represents the spirit of an ancient time. Gagaku is the oldest orchestral music in the world.

#13469/0635  GAME ON! Inside the Video Game Industry DVD
Video games have come a long way since Pong and Pac-Man, and the development of that $25-billion industry is filled with useful business and technology case studies. This CNBC program explores the history of video gaming and takes viewers behind the scenes of the industry’s success stories and failures.

#9818/0685  GAME OVER: Gender, Race and Violence in Video Games
Through engaging questions of gender, race and violence such as - What are the messages of video games? Are video games desensitizing children to violence? What images of masculinity and power are offered? Are video games teaching children how to kill? This video offers a comprehensive look into the complex and controversial topic of video game violence. It is designed to encourage high school and college students to think critically about the video games they play.

#15797/1725  GENERATION LIKE: Are Kids Using Social Media or is Social Media Using Kids?
"What’s designed to look like a grassroots wave of excitement [online] is actually a meticulously planned marketing strategy." Douglas Rushkoff This program 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. The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.

#12229/0685  GENERATION M: Misogyny in Media and Culture
Tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: from the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, to the explosion of gender violence in video games aimed at boys; from the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, to the continually harsh, patronizing caricature of feminism found in virtually every area of American pop culture.

#15625/0645  GIRL MODEL
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. *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***

#15669/0685  GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN: The Audacious Attempt to Control Human Knowledge (Two versions - Full and Abridged)
*Winner of many awards 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. The DVD includes the feature length documentary (93 minutes), as well as an abridged version (54 minutes) shortened for use in the classroom.

#16208/0685  GREAT WHITE HOAX: Donald Trump and Politics of Race and Class in America
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

Examines the effect of extended use of electronic devices from television to video games and computers on children today. Instead of running around in a field they run around a cyber-field ...Why? ... And what will it mean to them later? Grades 7 to A

#16103/0685  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

#16065/0685  GUYLAND: Where Boys Become Men (FULL 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 *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request

#9757/1945  HEALTHY BODY, A HEALTHY BODY IMAGE (Healthy for Life Series) DVD
Talk about mixed messages! Teens today are confronted with pronouncements on the growing tendencies of youth to obese couch potato with a joystick, steroid man with the ultimate six pack, or anorexic waif! What is the reality that can put a health body together with a healthy body image? Grades 7 to 12

#7816/0685  HIJACKING CATASTROPHE: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire - full version DVD
"By helping us understand how fear is being actively cultivated and manipulated by the current administration, this program stands to become an explosive and empowering information weapon in this decisive year in U.S. history." Naomi Klein Examines how an extremist fringe of the Republican Party has used the trauma of the 9/11 terror attacks to advance a pre-existing agenda to radically transform American foreign policy while rolling back civil liberties and social programs at home. Featuring 27 interviews, including Pentagon whistleblower Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, former Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, MIT professor Noam Chomsky, and author Normal Mailer. Grades 9 to A

#10394/0685  HIP HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
This documentary provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Features revealing interviews with rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and cultural commentators such as Michael Eric Dyson and Beverly Guy-Shetfall. Critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with issues of race, gender violence, and the corporate exploitation of youth culture.

#15648/2003  HORROR AND SPECIAL FX MAKEUP TECHNIQUES hosted by Legendary Horror Actor Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Devil's Rejects)
This program breaks down several techniques that can be used to create a multitude of monsters and FX characters. Top Hollywood makeup artist Christina Rodriguez, demonstrates how to approach monster make-up and special effects including how to create a zombie look (deformation of the skin, color technique for different layers of dead flesh, shadow contouring to create facial structure), techniques to complete monster characters (sickly eyes, rotting teeth and tongue) and a detailed demonstration of gashes with skin structure and color modeling to create blood and scaring.

For a variety of reasons many young people aspire to finding careers in the television and video production and broadcasting fields. Provides an insider's view of what that kind of work entails from idea conception through realization. Grades 8 to A

Geared specifically to educators and produced by a working drama teacher, this program offers practical, hands-on guidance for creating an original high school musical. Viewers learn six essential components and ten key steps to writing and staging a production that entertains, engages, and boosts ticket sales!

#14327/0545  IN HER OWN IMAGE - DVD
Do female filmmakers present a demonstrably different style and substance than their male counterparts when viewed through the evidence of independently produced film? This video focuses especially in how racial and gender stereotypes are shown. Grades 8 to A

#15932/0645  IN REAL LIFE
"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? INTERNET ADDICTION!? The only LIFE they've ever known?! 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? *** A SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE IS AVAILABLE

Amy Goodman--independent journalist and host of the popular radio show Democracy Now!--speaks about the corporate media's coverage of the 2003 Iraq War. Grades 9 to A

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? 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.

In this program, veteran journalist Bill Moyers interviews Stewart, the long-standing anchor of the award-winning Daily Show, about why so many viewers get their news and analysis from his 'fake' news show.

#12983/2003  JOURNEY'S LOST: The Cinematographic Team DVD
The jobs involved in the making of a hit TV series are many and varied, but what does everyone actually do, how and why? Viewers get the inside scoop on the Hawaiian set of the popular series LOST.

#15661/0685  JOYSTICK WARRIORS: Video Games, Violence and the Culture of Militarism
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.

#5783/0685  KILLING US SOFTLY III: Advertising's Image of Women
Jean Kilbourne uses examples from the world's premier marketers to examine whether the image of women in advertising has changed over the last 20 years and if so... how?. In the true Kilbourne style she encourages thinking and dialogue that moves and empowers.

#13338/0685  KILLING US SOFTLY IV: Advertising's Image of Women
The message hasn't changed but the medium has evolved, or is that devolved? Jean Kilbourne returns with a whole new generation of examples of how marketing genius is still being applied to promote the sale of highly questionable products by purposefully undermining the self-esteem of women and girls.

#16175/0685  LAST INTERVIEW (THE): Stuart Hall on the Politics of Cultural Studies
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.

#14615/0685  LATINOS BEYOND REEL: Challenging a Media Stereotype
In this ground-breaking new film, filmmakers Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun examine how American media portray - and do not portray - Latinos. Is the media actually at fault and therefore to blame for their portrayal of Latinos as the "12 million illegals" bleeding the U.S. of jobs and services?

#11058/0635  LIFECYCLE ASSESSMENT: The Environmental Impact of Manufacturing DVD
With all the talk about Kyoto, global warming and the 'footprint' that each human leaves on the Earth, waste, or the refuse we produce, must be carefully considered. This program charts the process of lifecycle assessment for items made of metal, plastic, and wood.

#13021/0685  LIVE: From Bethlehem
The Bethlehem-based Ma'an News Agency (MNA) emerged out of the ashes of the second Intifada to become the only independent news network in the Palestinian Territories and an increasingly prominent and influential journalistic force in the wider Middle East. Live from Bethlehem tells MNA's remarkable story. Grades 9 to A

#16148/0635  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.

#15446/1725  MAKERS: Women Who Make America
Reviews the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in the country’s history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy. Introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines, fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off. The film is appropriate for middle school, high school, college and adult audiences. Recommended for women's studies, gender studies, girls' studies, sociology, history, communication, psychology, media and film history, etc.

#13735/2003  MAKEUP FX: Film and Television Makeup (2 Programs)
In this comprehensive two part series Emmy-winning makeup artist (for Star Trek: Voyager’s Threshold), Bradley Look, takes you behind the scenes of the Hollywood makeup artistry to demonstrate how to airbrush more effectively, in the growing age of High Definition format, using Makeup FX template stencils.

#11225/1565  MANY WAYS TO SEE THE WORLD: A Thirty Minute Tour of World Map Images DVD
A fascinating exploration into the minds of twelve mapmakers and how their unique backgrounds, philosophies, values, and politics led each to select a particular mathematical formula to create their maps. Learn about the impact those world images have had on us, consciously and unconsciously. An invaluable resource for classes dealing with issues of cultural bias and ethnocentrism.

#13120/0685  MEAN WORLD SYNDROME: Gerbner on Media and Violence
For years, debates have raged among scholars, politicians, and concerned parents about the effects of media violence on viewers. Too often these debates have fallen into simplistic battles between those who claim that media images directly cause violence and those who argue that activists exaggerate the impact of media exposure. Based on interviews conducted with George Gerbner before his death in 2005, the film urges us to think about media effects in more nuanced ways. Grades 9 to A

#14090/0685  MEDIA AND HEALTH SERIES (8 Programs) DVD
A special series price on eight of MEF's most personal titles dealing with the use of media for advertising and marketing and its effect on public health! It's your body and big corporations are messing with your head to make profits from it. Grades 9 to A

Just how much manipulation by various media, in terms of products and politics, is actually going on? Defining media literacy in terms of access, analysis, evaluation, and creation, the video examines race and gender issues, embedded social cues, the prevalence of media bias, and concrete methods for questioning the objectives and studying the techniques of media.

#11600/0635  MEDIA LITERACY SERIES (2 Programs) DVD
The average person is exposed to more than 3,000 commercial messages each day - and probably will not recognize almost 80 percent of them. Use this timely and informative two-part series to deepen your understanding of media's influence and to train students to critically analyze media messages before accepting them. TEACHING MEDIA LITERACY: Asking Questions UNDERSTANDING MEDIA LITERACY

#14065/2003  MEDIA LITERACY SERIES (3 Programs)
The first program in this series of three examines media literacy from an audience point of view - the concepts of demographics, psychographics, how ratings affect media, targeting and on-line advertising. The second program deals with how media is created and 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. The final program discusses ethics and how in the media it's not just about what we say but what we show and how we show it.

#5540/0635  MEDIA POWER (8 Programs) DVD
This comprehensive eight part series examines the role of the mass media, in all its various forms, in shaping the perceptions of the public. The interconnections of different media types are investigated as is the degree of public knowledge about those relationships. Grades 10 to A

This is a special discounted offer on 12 best-selling programs concerning media, gender and representation. Grades 9 to A

This special offer consists of the following 4 best-selling sexual orientation titles: OFF THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW: Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals & Television, 1967-1998 FURTHER OFF THE STRAIGHT & NARROW: New Gay Visibility on Television, 1998-2006 SPEAK UP! Improving the Lives of GLBT Youth PLAYING UNFAIR: The Media Image of the Female Athlete Grades 9 to A

This program takes a close and critical look at the world of Disney's animated films, and the stories they tell about race, gender, and class. Examines the worldwide cultural influence of the Disney corporation. Looking behind the squeaky-clean image always displayed, experts in child psychology, media, marketing, education, and more, offer insight on the messages this big business is propagating, and why.

#11393/0685  MILITAINMENT INC: Militarism and Pop Culture
This program offers a fascinating, disturbing, and timely glimpse into the militarization of American popular culture, examining how U.S. news coverage has come to resemble Hollywood film, video games, and "reality television" in its glamorization of war. Grades 9 to A

#15288/0635  MIND YOUR MIND: Subliminal Messages
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. *Contains mature themes and explicit imagery. Serle simplifies complex neurological theories, then explains how neuro-linguistic programming can help provide psychological independence

#16207/0685  MORE THAN A WORD: Native Mascots and their Impact on Real-life Attitudes
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. *CC

This is an important lecture in which Edward Said takes aim at one of the central tenets of recent foreign policy thinking - that conflicts between different and clashing "civilizations" (Western, Islamic, Confucian) characterize the contemporary world. Presents the fundamental challenge.

Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman demolish one of the central tenets of our political culture, the idea of the "liberal media". They reveal the manner in which the news media are so subordinated to corporate and conservative interests that their function can only be described as "elite propaganda".

#12887/0920  NAOMI WOLF: In-Depth
This is the companion program to THE BEAUTY MYTH. In this bonus presentation, Naomi Wolf goes in-depth to address key implications, criticisms, and the most commonly asked questions raised by the main program.

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 availble upon requestGrades 9 to A

#15337/0685  NEW ECONOMICS 101 (THE): True Wealth in the New Economy
Economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor offers a refreshingly clear analysis of the ecological and social costs of mass consumerism, and a passionate call to arms for radically rethinking our relationship to consumer goods. Along the way, she points to the growing number of new lifestyles and social forms emerging across the country and around the world that are replacing the dead-end, work-and-spend cycle with the abundant and infinitely renewable resources of time, creativity, and community. Grades 9 to A

#6710/0685  NO LOGO: Brands, Globalization and Resistance
Naomi Klein's best-selling book NO LOGO has been given strong visual backup in this program. How is corporate globalization, sweat shop labor, and the development of brand names and logos in combination with star power being used to manipulate consumers worldwide? What is being done to resist the onslaught? She asks viewers to consider the costs of globalization, including the disappearance of public space, consumer choice, and stable, meaningful work.

#13751/0685  NOT JUST A GAME: Power, Politics and American Sports
How are sports, and especially professional sports, reflecting and influencing social and political realities and attitudes given their immense media presence and tremendous economic clout? Is the sports/media complex proving to be a bonus or a detriment when regarded against the important issues of today? Has the entertainment/fun factor been overtaken by something else? Grades 9 to A

#16119/0685  OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND (THE): Israel's Public Relations War in the United States (FULL VERSION)
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. This film 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. *Also available in an ABRIDGED 55 minute version *English and Arabic sub-titles *ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL & NON-PROFIT PRICING

#15686/0605  OUT OF PRINT narrated by Meryl Streep
Every aspect of the written word is changing - from publishing to writing and selling to reading. If books are the foundation of civilization, how does that change the world of ideas? And how does it change us? With the unique perspective gained as a director at the Library of Congress and the UC Berkeley Library, filmmaker Vivienne Roumani tackles the questions confronting today’s word industry and shows that much more is at stake than how quickly we can access the latest byte.

#7727/0685  PEACE, PROPAGANDA AND THE PROMISED LAND: U.S. Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Is peace in the foreseeable future even remotely possible for the middle east? Do all the parties involved even want to achieve it? Is the general public actually being given a true picture of the situation and combatants by the media? This program delves into the seemingly interminable turmoil and how it is being portrayed by the popular media. Grades 9 to A

#13439/2004  PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE: Techniques to Personalize and Energize the Scene
Move your way through any Shakespearean text with a highly physical series of exercises presented by Shakespeare specialist Kathleen F. Conlin. This video, designed for actors, goes from the exploration of specific words and movements to the development of the Hamlet ghost scene. Divided into 10 easy-to-show segments. Grades 10 to A

#13017/0685  PERSONALLY SPEAKING: A Long Conversation with Stuart Hall DVD
Stuart Hall is a foundational figure in the influential interdisciplinary field known as cultural studies. In this stimulating and eloquent four-hour interview, conducted by the literary journalist Maya Jaggi and directed by Mike Dibb, Hall reflects on his life and career, talking personally and in depth about the trajectory of his work and how it has intersected with broader political movements. Grades 9 to A

#13436/2004  PLAY IT SAFE: Introduction to Theatre Safety
Both an overview of important OSHA laws and an often humorous look at the basic safety guidelines that every theatre student/theatre worker needs to know. This program helps bring a sense of organization to theatre safety. Divided into 6 easy to show segments. Grades 10 to A

#6293/0685  PLAYING (UN)FAIR: The Media Image of the Female Athlete
This video is a really interesting look at the (gender) politics of sport and how they are dictated and controlled by the media. It provides excellent discussion material for both gender and media studies on the image of women as represented by mainstream coverage of female athletes.

#13444/2004  PLAYING PERIOD with Roger Heid (2 DVDs in 1 Case)
Director Roger Held presents detailed instruction for playing roles in a variety of theatrical styles. Each section in the series contain lavish costumes and wonderful props to help teach movement, manners and use of period properties. Grades 10 to A

In a Web 2.0 world, anyone can broadcast or publish online - and this clear and simple program explains how to do it, step by step. Using plain English and plenty of visuals, Podcasting and Blogging Essentials spells out what podcasts and blogs are, how to find and access them on the Internet, and how to create them from scratch and upload them to the Web.

#15922/0685  PORNLAND: How the Porn Industry Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
As Gail Dines points out in this video, the average age of boys first viewing internet porn is 11.5 years. When an 11.5 year old boy types the word ‘porn’ into google what do you think he thinks he is going to get? Breasts, naked women? Well guess again! This is sex education in the internet age?! Basically, modern American (style) pornography is ugly, hateful, completely lacking in artistic merit, the antithesis of eroticism, misogynistic, brutal, and driven by multi-billion dollar corporations who care nothing about the consequences on these 11 year olds or the society in which they live. *English sub-titles

#13806/1410  POST OBAMA: The Continued Relevance of Identity Theorizing and Research DVD
Bill Cross, the leading researcher in cultural identity, discusses the movements in society that contributed to President Obama’s election: ethnic studies, women’s studies, LBGT studies, growth of new immigrant communities, changes in "mainstream" youth culture, and the globalization of Hip Hop. Grades 9 to A

#14880/1445  POWER OF LIGHTING FOR FILM AND VIDEO (4 Programs)
DP and lighting designer Bill Holshevnikoff has been lighting and shooting award-winning broadcast, corporate and documentary programming for over 20 years. In this series, Holshevnikoff shares his expertise through dozens of "before and after" demonstrations and lighting placement diagrams.

#12231/0685  PRICE OF PLEASURE (THE) : Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships
Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film tackles the complexity behind this seeming paradox. This film is particularly revealing when male pornographers openly discuss their views about women and how men should relate to them, and when male and female porn users candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. Honest and nonjudgmental, the film paints both a nuanced and complex portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, and liberty and responsibility are intertwined in the most intimate aspects of human relations. At the same time, the film examines the unprecedented role that commercial pornography now occupies in U.S. popular culture. Going beyond the debate of liberal versus conservative so common in the culture, this program provides a holistic understanding of pornography as it debunks common myths about the genre.Grades 10 to A

#13145/0495  PSYCHOLOGY OF ADVERTISING (2 Programs)
This series by Dr. Phillip Rutsohn consists of two parts also available separately: PART ONE emphasizes five key psycho-sociological issues with examples drawn from TV commercials, print ads, and the Internet. PART TWO focuses on the interrelationship between the physical components and the message communicated by an advertisement.

#13140/0685  RACE AND REPRESENTATION SERIES - Updated! (7 Programs) DVD
This specially-priced series consists of the following seven videos dealing with how race and culture have been, and currenlty still are, portrayed in various media: HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes (Unabridged) BELL HOOKS: Cultural Criticism and Transformation EDWARD SAID: On Orientalism STUART HALLl: Representation and the Media STUART HALL: Race, the Floating Signifier TIM WISE ON WHITE PRIVILEGE: Racism, White Denial & the Costs of Inequality REEL BAD ARABS: How Hollywood Vilifies a People Grades 9 to A

#15338/0685  RACE FOR WHAT'S LEFT (THE): The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
Renowned energy expert Michael T. Klare provides an invaluable account of the new and increasingly dangerous competition for the world's dwindling natural resources. Arguing that the world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion - one that goes beyond "peak oil" to encompass shortages of coal and uranium, copper and lithium, water, and arable land - Klare shows how the desperate hunt for raw materials is forcing governments and corporations to stake their claim in ever more dangerous and remote areas that present grave political and environmental risks.

Cultural historian and Nation magazine writer Dave Zirin, whose influential blog and bestselling books have offered searing insights into the politics of American sports, turns his attention to race in this fascinating conversation with MEF executive director Sut Jhally. Zirin and Jhally give special attention to how the visibility and success of athletes of color have affected traditional notions of whiteness, white male authority, and cultural ideals of masculinity. A vital companion piece to MEF's bestselling films NOT JUST A GAME and TIM WISE: On White Privilege. * SPECIAL PRICE is available for individual schools and public librariesGrades 9 to A

#10396/0685  REEL BAD ARABS: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Have Arabs (like native North Americans?) been vilified and demeaned both as a race and as individuals by their portrayal in Hollywood movies? Has that portrayal and the misconceptions that followed in the psyche of western movie goers resulted in poorly conceived and misdirected government policy? This video investigates.

#15130/0685  REGENERATION: The Politics of Apathy and Activism
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. Combines observations from suburban high school students, progressive activists, and young conservatives with insights from leading political and cultural commentators.Grades 9 to A

#13020/0685  REMOTE CONTROL: Children, Media Consumption and the Changing Family
Remote Control offers a fascinating look at the centrality of media in our lives, revealing far-reaching effects that we are only beginning to understand, and suggesting ways we might begin to help our children live a life instead of watching one.

#14187/0685  RETURNING FIRE: Interventions in Video Game Culture
This video demonstrates some of the tactics used by hackers and other 'techies' to illustrate, and protest against, the very questionable morality behind the promotion of video war games not only by the companies developing them but even by the U.S. Department of Defense. Whether the purpose is to aid in recruitment of future combatants or to purposely harden a portion of the population to the real trauma that is full-blooded warfare, certain individuals are involving their skills, their comfort and even their own safety to make people aware that war really is still hell! Grades 9 to A

Big media businesses want the FCC to open up ownership rules to allow them to own and control as much they can acquire. Up until now there have been some limited restrictions to maintain a semblance of diversity and fairness. This new video investigates. Grades 9 to A

A practical introduction to the technologies and techniques used in multimedia today. Grades 8 to A

Excerpts from nine performance selections from the Five Main Schools of Traditional Japanese Noh; including: Takasago; Yashima; Hagoromo; Tenko; Midare; Koi no Netori; Youchi Soga; Ominameshi; and, Kazuraki. Also features brief interviews with some of the leading Noh performers of today: Kanze Tetsunojo; Araki Gako; Awaya Akio; Kamei Tadao; Kongo Hisanori; and many others.

#9074/0425  SELF IMAGE: The Fantasy/The Reality (In the Mix) DVD
What role does the media play in directly influencing the way young people today think about their bodies? How is it affecting them socially and psychologically? What is it doing to their health? Grades 7 to 12

#15930/0645  SEX(ED): How Did you Learn About Sex?
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. *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***

Hollywood’s history is, in a sense, a narrative of the battle between artistic freedom and heavy-handed restriction. This four-part series conveys that narrative through a progression of archival film clips spanning the bulk of motion picture history.

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.

Sexual and racial stereotypes are constantly being redefined and reinforced on TV and in movies, in magazines and on the Web, in video games - practically everywhere. They frame perceptions, reinforce prejudices, and promote a fear of the "other". The two programs in this series scrutinize the media in order to both expose and understand common sources of bias and the intentions behind them. SEXUAL STEREOTYPES IN THE MEDIA, 38 minutes RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN THE MEDIA, 43 minutes *Sub-Titled

How can the elements of graphic design be utilized to influence the reactions and behaviors of people? Viewers watch as a high school student learns some basics to design and create a poster to get other students involved in her charity drive. Grades 7 to A

#5784/0685  SLIM HOPES: Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness
Jean Kilbourne (KILLING US SOFTLY) focuses her attention specifically on the media, body image and health. Her thesis, and the hundreds of examples she presents, leave little doubt that advertisers are preying on the fears and insecurities of women, especially young women, with the result that they are actually encouraging the development of bad nutrition and eating disorders! An excellent resource for both media studies and women's health, this video offers insights and discussion topics that really go to the core of today's consumer society.

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".

#7329/0685  SPIN THE BOTTLE: Sex, Lies and Alcohol
Using numerous examples from Hollywood movies, MTV Spring Break, sitcoms, and advertising, as well as interviews with college students, award-winning media critics Jean Kilbourne (Killing Us Softly 3, Slim Hopes) and Jackson Katz (Tough Guise) discuss the way that alcohol abuse has been normalized in the lives of millions of young people.

#15577/0917  STAGE MANAGEMENT 2nd Edition
Filled with hands-on demonstrations and real world tips for students, this comprehensive program will have your students running shows like professionals in no time!

#9819/0400  STRENGTH TO RESIST: Media's Impact on Women and Girls (previously titled BEYOND KILLING US SOFTLY)
What really is the impact of media images on women and girls? This program presents the ideas of girls and young women as well as those of leading authorities in the fields of psychology (including Gloria Steinem) on the subjects of eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy. Also focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming the culture from the media and advertising giants. A powerful tool for teaching media literacy, building self-esteem in girls and women and for promoting reassessment of society's views of gender roles.Grades 9 to A

#2250/0685  STUART HALL SERIES (4 Programs)
Four illustrated discussions with one of the most influential scholars in the development of media and cultural studies - STUART HALL. Grades 11 to A

#10648/0685  STUART HALL: The Origins of Cultural Studies
How soon we forget that not long ago the educational establishment, as it existed in North America, was almost universally based on the study of white, European cultural and historical achievements. In this classic 1989 lecture, now available for the first time, world-renowned cultural theorist Stuart Hall traces the social, intellectual, and institutional environment from which cultural studies emerged. Grades 9 to A

#13902/0635  THAT'S NEWS TO ME: The Transformation of Journalism in a Wired Society DVD
Newspapers are mostly dead or dying and the survivors have turned into complete marketing tools. Television news fills time with rumors and sound bites, and now people have turned to blogs and other so-called social media to get the latest ... what? NEWS! Gossip? Hearsay? Opinions? What is the value of the current public discourse that has become incessant, and what is the most dependable source?

"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.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. *Closed Captioned

#11997/0685  TIM WISE: On White Privilege
The Pathology of Privilege: Racism, White Denial and the Costs of Inequality! For years, acclaimed author and speaker Tim Wise has been electrifying audiences on the college lecture circuit with his deeply personal take on whiteness and white privilege. In this spellbinding lecture he offers a unique, inside-out view of race and racism in America. Grades 9 to A

#15778/0685  TOUGH GUISE 2: Violence, Manhood and American Culture (Abridged Version)
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. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Jackson Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American-style 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. Sub-titled. *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

#15660/0685  TOUGH GUISE 2: Violence, Manhood and American Culture (Full Version)
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. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Jackson Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American-style 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.

#6294/0685  TOXIC SLUDGE IS GOOD FOR YOU: The Public Relations Industry Unspun featuring John Stauber DVD
This video illuminates the hidden sphere of our culture known as public relations and examines the way in which the management of 'the public mind' has become central to how our democracy is controlled by political and economic elites. Grades 9 to A

#9516/2003  TWENTY-FOUR: The Editing Process (Journeys Below the Line Series)
And the EMMY for editing goes to ... This program, produced in association with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, details the variety of duties that go into the editing process of a one hour TV show. The show featured is the Fox Television hit, 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland as agent Jack Bauer.

What is a brand, and does it really influence me and my behaviors and what I buy and sell? This program will look at what a brand is, famous brands, what organizations can do to influence their brand, look at a case study for a brand, and discuss how and why brands get us to purchase products or services.Grades 8 to A

#12985/2003  VIDEO PRODUCTION SERIES (6 Programs) DVD
Learn the basics from the experts at videomaker. There's no better way to learn to create video than be watching the pros in action! Videomaker Magazine has helped thousands of users make better videos through its comprehensive, instructional line of video programming. Basic Shooting, Sound Success, Video Editing, Lighting Techniques, Introduction to Desktop Video and Advanced Shooting detail the fundamentals of producing quality, professional-looking productions.

#14870/1445  VIDEOMAKER SERIES (14 Programs)
Learn the basics from the experts at Videomaker! There's no better way to learn to create video than be watching the pros in action! Videomaker Magazine has helped thousands of users make better videos through its comprehensive, instructional line of video programming. Basic Shooting, Sound Success, Video Editing, Lighting Techniques, Introduction to Desktop Video and Advanced Shooting detail the fundamentals of producing quality, professional-looking productions.

#15811/0203  VIRUS OF VIOLENCE
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 that allows them to dehumanize their "enemies" in the field, a process that he claims is 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.

Provides actors with a complete vocal and physical warm up. The workout includes relaxation and floor stretches, face preparation, pitch and resonance exercises, and tongue twisters. Used by a presidential candidate to to reduce tired vocal cords. Grades 10 to A

#15948/0899  VULVA 3.0
"Amusing and horrifying by turns, but consistently fascinating throughout." The Hollywood Reporter *Already winner of many awards! 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. 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.

#15666/0685  WAR AROUND US (THE)
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.

#11183/0685  WAR MADE EASY: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
Narrated by Sean Penn, WAR MADE EASY brings to the screen Norman Solomon's insightful analysis of the strategies used by administrations, both Democratic and Republican, to promote their agendas for war from Vietnam to Iraq. Grades 9 to A

#16235/1416  WATER WARRIORS
WATER WARRIORS is the story of a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry. In 2013, Texas-based SWN Resources arrived in New Brunswick, Canada to explore for natural gas. The region is known for its forestry, farming and fishing industries, which are both commercial and small-scale subsistence operations that rural communities depend on. In response, a multicultural group of unlikely warriors - including members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and English-speaking families - set up a series of road blockades, sometimes on fire, preventing exploration. After months of resistance, their efforts not only halted drilling; they elected a new government and won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province. WATER WARRIORS is a short film and photo exhibit that can scale to fit a variety of spaces and events styles.

#16008/1047  WEB JUNKIE
*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. *Sub-titled 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.

#16210/0987  WHAT THE HEALTH???
This film examines the link between diet and disease, and the billions of dollars at stake in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries. WHAT THE HEALTH is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award winning documentary COWSPIRACY. The film follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases - and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it. With heart disease and cancer the two leading causes of death, and diabetes at an all-time high, the film reveals possibly the largest health cover-up of our time. This surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary should be a part of any DVD collection!!!

#15663/0685  WHITE LIKE ME: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America
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.

#1149/1120  WHY ADS WORK: The Power of Self-Deception DVD
How is language used in advertising to redirect, mislead, reassure, convince, exaggerate, minimize? And why does it work? Watch this video and learn... Grades 7 to A

#14412/1725  WIKISECRETS: Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and WikiLeaks DVD
Get behind the headlines of the Wikileaks story. Is it espionage or journalism? Why are Julian Assange and Bradley Manning in legal trouble while the newspapers and other media who published and broadcast details of the cables don't seem to be suffering any repercussions? Is transparency in politics and international relations desirable or even possible? What prompted these two men to bring this avalanche of material forward?

#7453/0635  WINDOWS ON ASIA-PACIFIC: Asian Television Commercials
Television advertising certainly reveals a lot about what people aspire to in any given culture. What do television commercials say about the non-Western world? This documentary examines how sensibilities differ between East and West as seen through the lens of advertising imagery from the far east. Grades 9 to A

#14058/2003  WOMEN'S REPRESENTATION IN THE MEDIA: Content, Careers and Criticism
*Telly Award and Communicator Crystal Award A first rate exploration of 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.

#15394/1416  WONDER WOMEN: The Untold Story of American Superheroines
"WONDER WOMEN hits us right where it counts, offering a nuanced critique of gender and heroism in popular culture." Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Texas at Austin Goes behind the scenes with actors Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), Lindsay Wagner (the Bionic Woman) and Gloria Steinem. 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.

#16221/0635  WORKING WITH PINTER: A Master Class for the Stage
Viewed by many as the preeminent dramatist of our time, Nobel laureate Harold Pinter was also an accomplished actor, steeped in the relationship between text and performance. In this program, produced two years prior to his death, he advises a group of actors as they conduct staged readings of scenes from his plays. In addition, Pinter grants a candid and detailed interview, accompanied by his friend and longtime collaborator, director Henry Woolf.

#11887/0685  WRITING ABOUT MEDIA with Peter Elbow (DVD & Curriculum Kit)
Combining focused writing instruction with a media literacy perspective, this program serves as an invaluable tool for college and upper-level high school writing and composition teachers. Grades 9 to A


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