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|#16231/0685 ADVERTISING AT THE EDGE OF THE APOCALYPSE|
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.
|#15138/0685 AGROFUELS: Starving People, Fueling Greed|
Provides an eye-opening account of the downside of alternative, food-based fuel sources. Delving deep into the world of agrofuels and monocrops, explore how the increasingly common practice of diverting food crops to the industrial production of cellulose-based fuels is devastating indigenous communities, undermining small farmers, and endangering the environment.
|#11438/1945 ALL ABOUT FRIENDS - DVD|
Friends are important to children, but what makes a good friend? Three age-appropriate scenarios show the youngest students that a friend is someone who make you feel good about yourself, won't talk you into doing something you know is wrong, and doesn't make it hard for you to have friends other than them. Grades K to 2
|#13378/0405 ANATOMY OF PREJUDICE: Jane Elliott's Seminar on Race|
She may be an overzealous crusader. She may be on a power trip. Then again, maybe Jane Elliott has pioneered a truly honest and viable way to talk about racial prejudice - a way in which white people and people of color can explore the subject together.
|#13300/0120 ANGRY EYE (THE)|
*Winner! CINE Golden Eagle Hailed as a "fascinating revisit" to the famous 1970 blue eyed/brown eyed exercise in discrimination by Jane Elliott, this film documents the effects of racial prejudice with startling force and emotional intensity. Taking pigmentation - in this case, eye color - as an arbitrary dividing line, Jane Elliott builds a microcosm of contemporary American society, compelling her more privileged blue eyed participants to live in another world for the longest two and a half hours of their lives
|#13913/0635 ASSUME NOTHING|
Artistic expression of alternatively gendered people’s lives reveals a captivating world where gender cannot be defined as simply male or female. This program features New Zealand photographer Rebecca Swan and her images for "Assume Nothing", a book that explores the beauty and complexity of gender identity.
|#15809/0203 BEAUTY'S ILLUSION|
Everyone wants to be beautiful but often we look to the wrong places to define exactly what beauty is. True beauty is not found in the pages of glamour magazines or on Paris' runways - true beauty is found deep within your self.
|#13393/0405 BECOMING ME: The Gender Within|
What ultimately determines a person’s gender? Is it chromosomes, hormones, genitals, or an innate sense of self? In this Telly Award-winning program, five transgendered individuals between the ages of 20 and 50 speak openly about what it has meant to them to be transgendered - their first experiences of gender confusion, life after coming out, family responses, and more.
|#16034/1416 BEFORE YOU KNOW IT|
*BEST DOCUMENTARY - Jury Award Chicago Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival .. The subjects of BEFORE YOU KNOW IT are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But BEFORE is not a film about cold statistics and gloomy realities, its a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie whether these communities be affable senior living facilities, lively activist enclaves or wacky queer bars brimming with glittered trinkets and colorful drag queens.
|#13323/0545 BEYOND THE NUCLEAR FAMILY|
What is a family? A generation ago, maybe the answer was unambiguous, but today the word evokes a whole range of possibilities. This program is a thought-provoking and intelligent look at the changing roles, structures and functions of the family throughout time and up to the present day.
|#13034/1120 BLIND SPOTS AND BIASES: Hidden Forces that Shape Your Decision|
We use mental shortcuts every day to help us make decisions, and often we don't even realize it. This program explores five mental shortcuts, or "blind spots": Expectation, Belief, Availability, Anchors, and Imitation. Grades 8 to A
|#7755/0405 BODY IMAGE FOR BOYS|
Body image and sex appeal have become as key ingredients in marketing to young men today as they have long been recognized to be with young women. As a result many young men are adopting unhealthy habits in dieting, drug-taking, and body building. This video examines this phenomenon while also educating viewers about the manipulation behind it. Grades 7 to 12
|#15624/0645 BROOKLYN CASTLE|
How do you inspire students - especially those at a below-the-poverty line - to aspire to and attain levels of academic and personal achievement? This documentary outlines one truly unique and very successful way - chess!!! Tells the stories of five young chess players at an inner city middle school that have won more national championships than any other in the country. The team's victories go beyond a room full of trophies. Through chess they learn patience and long-term planning, and the importance of analyzing the wrong or right decisions they make after the game. Chess provides skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives, regardless of what profession they choose. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard and demonstrates remarkable and improbable achievements of this dedicated team. *Closed Captioned *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***
|#14740/0433 BUILDING CHARACTER WITH KELSO CURRICULUM KIT|
*WINNER - 2013 Communicator Award of Distinction This NEW character education kit from Kelso encourages students to be: RESPECTFUL, CARING, FAIR , RESPONSIBLE and HONEST - a powerful tool to develop positive character traits in elementary-aged students. The program is based on the highly acclaimed and successful model of the KELSO’S CHOICE, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT KIT. In this character education kit, Kelso keeps students interested while helping them understand and develop positive character traits to succeed socially and academically.Grades K to 5
|#12988/1280 BUILDING SELF ESTEEM: You've Got the Power!|
Two "Award of Excellence" awards and ***1/2 Stars from Video Librarian! Viewers will learn nine steps to building self-esteem, including Clarifying values, Building positive relationships, Setting goals and Accepting and liking yourself just the way you are. Grades 7 to A
|#16047/1445 BUY-ME GENERATION (THE)|
This eye-opening program features positive examples of spoiled kids who turned their lives around when they learned the difference between what they need and what they want. Part of the CONNECT WITH KIDS Series for Grades 6 and up.
|#14942/0483 BUYING THE BASICS (3 Programs)|
This series focuses on those fundamental purchases like buying a car, renting an apartment and buying food and clothing. Some of your students may even be facing these decisions now and this series gives them the information they need to shop smart. Three 25-minute programs: BUYING THE BASICS: CARS BUYING THE BASICS: APARTMENTS BUYING THE BASICS: FOOD AND CLOTHINGGrades 7 to A
|#14959/0483 CAN I MAKE IT ON MY OWN?|
In this new two-part series, eight young adults tell the stories of how they are trying to make it on their own - no scripts, no actors, just real life. They illustrate the perils and heartache of foolish decisions and just plain bad luck. In others, they illustrate what good judgment, hard work and determination can accomplish. But in each case they offer lessons that every student should learn offered by young adults to whom they can relate. *Two DVDs and Teacher’s Guide on CDGrades 7 to A
|#13628/0545 CHANGING FAMILIES|
This program looks at the American family in the 21st century and the notion that there is no single, one-size fits-all model, Increases in the number of women in the paid labour force, the rise in divorce rates, as well as developments in contraception and reproductive technology, are just some of the factors that have profoundly affected the family as a social institution. Grades 8 to A
|#12465/1290 CHARACTER SERIES: Self-Esteem, Communication, Friendship (3 Programs)|
Can teenagers actually learn to think more highly of themselves? Become better communicators? Improve the quality of their friendships? Are these potential developments interrelated? These programs guide viewers through a mix of interviews and dramatic vignettes to show middle to high school viewers how important each of these traits are and how they work together to improve the quality of life. SELF ESTEEM BASICS COMMUNICATION BASICS FRIENDSHIP BASICS Grades 4 to 10
|#15659/1743 CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES|
What special burdens and challenges, especially emotional and psychological, are experienced by children with a parent in the military serving overseas? Fear, anxiety, loneliness, detachment? Children share their personal stories of what it's like. Stories focus on what deployment means to them, the struggles they have faced, and how they have worked through challenging times. The authentic advice they offer for other children will leave viewers with a sense of hope. Also includes downloadable workbook with numerous discussion questions and creative exercises that correspond to the film. *CC
|#6694/1120 COMMUNICATING BETWEEN CULTURES|
This is a valuable introduction to the subject of inter-cultural sensitivity. Shows viewers how to improve communication in a series of eye opening cross-cultural situations that deal with common everyday assumptions about jobs and work habits, food choices, politeness and manners, families and relationships, and even physical touching. Grades 7 to A
|#14690/1445 CONNECT WITH KIDS SERIES (15 Programs)|
These gripping, unflinching programs feature true stories and real adolescents having frank discussions that allow kids to confront and solve issues they face every day. The series consists of fifteen 20-minute programs: 1. ANGRY AND VIOLENT TEENS 2. BODY IMAGE OBSESSION 3. BULLYCIDE AND VERBAL ABUSE 4. CYBERSTALKING AND BULLYING 5. DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS 6. FAT CHANCE: TEEN OBESITY 7. FROM RUDE TO RESPECTFUL 8. GATEWAY TO ADDICTION 9. OTC DRUGS AND INHALANTS 10. SELF-HURTING TEENS 11. STDS LIFETIME CONSEQUENCES 12. STOPPING VERBAL BULLYING 13. TEENS BEATING THE ODDS 14. THE BUY-ME GENERATION 15. TOO FAR, TOO FASTGrades 6 to 12
|#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.
|#15923/0685 CONSUMERISM AND THE LIMITS TO IMAGINATION|
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.
|#12736/0635 CONVERSATION: Exploring Preconceived Notions about Otherness|
You’re walking down the street and you see someone approaching. You glance at his or her face and see - what, exactly? Filmed in London, this program brings together more than two dozen total strangers to reveal the hidden judgments people make about those they don’t know.
|#14451/1120 COURTESY AND RESPECT: Give and Take|
Manners?! What are manners? What good are they? Generation after generation of teenagers have expressed this or similar sentiments. Respect! Courtesy? This video takes an up-to-date approach to explaining why learning about and practicing these things will pay dividends in the long run. Grades 7 to A
|#15586/0605 COVERED GIRLS|
*Winner of many awards and featured at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival "By depicting the girls in their full-length dresses and hijabs behaving just like teens in western clothing, the film gently reminds us to observe the adage about not judging a book by its cover. The voices we hear are casual, straightforward and heartfelt. The background rap music fits well into the black and white urban scene. This short film is an excellent choice for a discussion about bigotry amongst teenagers. Recommended' Homa Naficy, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT for EMRO COVERED GIRLS opens a window into the lives of a colorful and startling group of Muslim-American teenage girls and challenges the stereotypes about this culture.
|#13682/1777 CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION|
Explores the nature and significance of cultural variations in manners, dress, and public behavior. It covers such topics as paralanguage, proxemics, speech patterns, conversation styles, power issues, prejudice, and intercultural miscommunication.
|#13681/0880 CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION: How Culture Affects Communication|
Examines issues in cross-cultural communication. Discusses public behavior and taboos, power, stereotyping and prejudice, miscommunication, time conceptualization, socialization, direct and indirect communication, and high context versus low context cultures.
|#13674/0645 CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil|
This multi-award winning documentary directed and produced by Joe Berlinger follows the progress during 2006 and 2007 of a $27 billion legal case brought against the Chevron Corporation following the drilling of the Lago Agrio oil field, a case also known as the 'Amazon Chernobyl'. The plaintiffs of the class action lawsuit are 30,000 Ecuadorians living in the Amazonian rainforest they claim has been polluted by the oil industry.
|#16009/1416 DEEP DOWN: A Story from the Heart of Coal Country|
Beverly and Terry grew up like kin on opposite sides of a mountain ridge in eastern Kentucky. Now in their fifties, the two find themselves in the midst of a debate dividing their community and the world: who controls, consumes, and benefits from our planet’s shrinking supply of natural resources? While Beverly organizes her neighbors to stop Miller Brothers Coal from advancing into her hollow, Terry considers signing away the mining rights to his backyard - a decision that could destroy both of their homes. This tale of social change examines the environmental, human, and cultural impacts of our actions. *Includes Discussion Guide
|#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.
|#15454/0510 DOING HARD TIME (Teen Files Flipped)|
HHHMMM?! Prison ... three meals a day, free room and board ... can't be much worse than putting up with school and my parents' harassment, can it? Two teens get 'flipped' into a maximum security prison and find out just how 'cool' it really is.Grades 9 to 12
|#11444/0235 DROP OUT PREVENTION SERIES (4 Programs)|
Based on real-life, recognizable dramatizations, this series shows how making good decisions, setting goals, establishing healthy relationships and using available school and community resources to deal with family problems can help teens stay in school and graduate.The four programs in this series are: MAKING GOOD DECISIONS - Teens learn to think through the short- and long-term consequences of the choices they're making and use concerned adults as resources and to listen to their inner voice and consider their goals when making decisions. 19 minutes BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS FOR SUCCESS - Viewers see what healthy relationships look like when partners and friends support each other's goals and make academic success their priority. 17 minutes COPING WITH FAMILY STRESS - Assisted by mentors, teachers and counselors, these teens learn about available resources that can help their families surmount their crises and allow them to focus on school. 18 minutes HOW TO SET GOALS - Viewers see that achieving goals takes hard work, but the rewards repay the effort. They also learn how to handle peers who don't support their goals, especially when trying to improve or aim higher. 20 minutes *Includes Guides Grades 7 to 12
|#16075/0685 EMPATHY GAP (THE): Masculinity and the Courage to Change (FULL VERSION)|
In THE BRO CODE and GENERATION M, filmmaker Thomas Keith examined how American culture bombards young men with sexist and misogynistic messages. In THE EMPATHY GAP, he looks more closely at the ways these messages short-circuit men's ability to empathize with women, respect them as equals, and take feminism seriously. Keith begins by exploring some of the key messages about manhood that boys absorb from the culture -- that they should acquire material wealth, meet conflict with aggression, harden themselves, suppress all human emotion except anger, and view women primarily as sexual objects -- then argues that these messages not only devalue women but also undercut men's innate capacity for caring and empathy. Along the way, he draws fascinating parallels between sexism and racism, spelling out how each is rooted in cultural norms that discourage empathy, and shows how men who break with these norms live happier and healthier lives. *** THIS TITLE ALSO COMES IN AN ABRIDGED VERSION - see #16120 *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD & NON-PROFIT PRICE *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#11560/0395 ENDING THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE SERIES (6 Programs)|
"Skillfully conceptualized and powerfully executed, this program is an exceptional resource for any youth program." National Emotional Literacy Projects for Prisoners and Youth-at-Risk This groundbreaking series provides a bold new approach to Violence Prevention by introducing youth to the essential life skills of: Understanding Consequences, Developing Empathy, Practicing Forgiveness, and Making Non-Violent Choices. The six DVD's include engaging animated sequences depicting the latest research on brain chemistry and how choices affect brain development with commentary by juvenile forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffery Rowe. The program is comprised of six 25-minute videos (not sold separately) and a comprehensive PDF workbook. FROM MURDER TO FORGIVENESS VIOLENCE IS REAL AND HURTS EVERYONE EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE LOVED AND TREATED WELL ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES CHOOSING TO FORGIVE INSTEAD OF SEEKING REVENGE MAKING THE NON-VIOLENT CHOICEGrades 6 to A
|#12498/0395 EXTREME CONSEQUENCES: The Reality of Prison Life|
"This is a great program. I would recommend it for any youth who is having trouble in school or in the community. I would also recommend it for the young person’s parents, teachers, friends and psychiatrist. Important information for all of us." Jeffery Rowe, M.D. Supervising Psychiatrist, Children’s Mental Health Services, County of San Diego Aimed at keeping kids out of the penal system, this program is a compelling look at choices that lead to incarceration and the resulting all too real consequences of being locked up. Learn from those who are incarcerated who actually recognize that it was their own decisions that got them there.
|#13231/0120 EYE OF THE STORM|
*Winner of the Peabody Award! This best-selling video was the first to document Jane Elliott's courageous undertaking to help her third grade class understand the meaning of prejudice. This program chronicles her, now famous, exercise where she divides her class based upon the color of their eyes and bestows upon one group privileges and on the other group impediments. Nearly 40 years later, her work still has a great deal to teach us.
|#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.
|#16046/1445 FROM RUDE TO RESPECTFUL|
This important program asks if troubled kids act the way they do because they feel isolated and unconnected to those around them. Part of the CONNECT WITH KIDS Series for Grades 6 and up.
|#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.
|#16067/1725 GAMEPLAY: The Story of the Videogame Revolution|
A comprehensive feature documentary on the history of video games from 'Pong', 'Pac Man' and 'Mario' to 'Call of Duty', 'Grand Theft Auto' and everything in between. Candid and detailed interviews with many of the most important developers of these games are included as are snippets of the games themselves. Not overlooking the violence, the misogyny, the addictive tendencies, the fortunes made and lost; it tells the story of how this industry was created, by whom and where it is headed. The history of this industry is so short and yet has developed at an almost incredible pace while becoming a worldwide phenomenon that in 2013 totaled over $70B!! With a B!
|#14170/0463 GAMES AND ACTIVITIES THAT TEACH LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK (4 Programs)
Four volumes in this series teach games that foster the essentials of leadership and teamwork to youth. Volume One - TRUST AND INNOVATION GAMES 55 minutes Volume Two - COOPERATION AND COMMUNICATION GAMES 63 minutes Volume Three - INITIATIVE, TENACITY AND GOAL-SETTING GAMES 61 minutes Volume Four - ADAPTABILITY, AFFINITY AND REFLECTION GAMES 52 minutes
|#15584/0463 GAMES AND ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE WELL-ADJUSTED YOUTH (4 Programs)|
Four volumes in this series teach games and activities that foster the essentials of well-adjusted youth. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FITNESS - Volume One (87 minutes) Includes 29 fun and active games and activities that provide purposeful movement for the body and problem-solving for the mind. SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL FITNESS - Volume Two (81 minutes) Features 26 fun and meaningful games and activities that are designed to develop social skills and provide faith-building opportunities. EMOTIONAL FITNESS AND CIVILITY/SPORTSMANSHIP - Volume Three (100 minutes) Offers 27 fun and rewarding games and activities that can help the emotional stability of youth, as well strengthen their ability to exhibit patience, grace, and strength of character when interacting with others. OUTDOOR SKILLS AND SELF-RELIANCE - Volume Four (62 minutes) Features 19 fun and adventuresome games and activities that are designed to enhance a participant’s level of self-reliance through the development of selected outdoor skills.Grades 6 to 12
|#13630/0395 GANGS: IT'S YOUR LIFE (3 Programs)|
"The best video for gang prevention I have seen. Very real and accurate information." Capt. E. Maes, Gang Unit, Denver County Jail Through revealing interviews with gang members and unflinching images of gang life, this best selling program provides a hard-hitting introduction to the realities for young viewers who may have only been exposed to a media fantasy. In three 20-minute segments, GANGS: It's Your Life examines the complex reasons why youth join gangs, the frequently unforeseen and tragic consequences of gang activity, and the ways in which young people can find viable alternatives and make more positive choices. *Includes PDF Workbook
|#14716/0433 GAY, STRAIGHT AND ACCEPTED|
Life can get confusing for adolescents when they begin to develop sexual attractions. Through the perspective of straight teenagers, we meet students coming to terms with how they feel and dealing with the anxiety of "coming out". In the end students will realize that sexual orientation should not be isolating. At the end of this program students will learn the following: * Having sexual feelings and attractions, of any orientation, is a normal part of growing up. * Being gay or lesbian can make a teen feel different and confused; it is important to deal with those feelings and not suppress them. * Gay and lesbian teens should not to hide who they are. * Find a support system - people you can talk to, trust, and rely on. * Straight teens should speak up if they see gays being bullied and harassed. *Includes CD GuideGrades 9 to 12
|#16130/1047 GAYBE BABY (College/University)|
"A tender, intimate and unmissable look into the personal lives of families who are needlessly politicized." Benjamin Law, Author Kids being raised by same-sex couples are growing in numbers worldwide. We are in a Gayby-Boom. But who are these kids? What do they think about having same-sex parents? And do they face different issues to other kids? At a time when the world is debating marriage equality, these questions are more pertinent than ever. Told from the perspective of the kids, Gayby Baby is intimate and sometimes humorous account of four children and their families.
|#16131/1047 GAYBE BABY (Schools, School Boards and Non-Profit)|
"A tender, intimate and unmissable look into the personal lives of families who are needlessly politicized." Benjamin Law, Author Kids being raised by same-sex couples are growing in numbers worldwide. We are in a Gayby-Boom. But who are these kids? What do they think about having same-sex parents? And do they face different issues to other kids? At a time when the world is debating marriage equality, these questions are more pertinent than ever. Told from the perspective of the kids, Gayby Baby is intimate and sometimes humorous account of four children and their families.
|#15682/0145 GIRL WHO LOVED ANIMALS (THE)|
A documentary about the life and work of Kitty Jones, a high school senior who works on behalf of helping animals by volunteering at shelters, cat clinics, and an animal rescue sanctuary. The film includes interviews with executives and administrators of organizations that work to improve the quality of life for animals.
|#13752/0685 GLOUCESTER 18 (THE): The Realities of Teen Pregnancy|
"This film ... should be mandatory viewing for every teen in the country." Yvonne Abraham, The Boston Globe Looks behind all the headlines and hype to tell the real stories of eighteen high school girls from Gloucester, Massachusetts who were accused of making a pact to become pregnant. Explores the complicated emotional and practical challenges faced by teens on the brink of motherhood. In the process puts a human face on a startling statistic: that the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world.
|#12214/1280 GOAL SETTING: Define and Achieve Your Dream Life|
Shannon Miller, the most decorated American Gymnast in history guides viewers in a six-step process to clearly identify and set personal goals and then to achieve them! Makes goal setting an attainable, step-by-step process.
|#14038/1290 GOAL SETTING: Discovering Your Gifts
Getting adolescents to actually even think in the long term has always been a significant challenge. What do they want to do with their lives and how are they planning to get there is almost beyond imagining for many. This video focuses viewer attention on looking 'down the road' to start developing a plan that involves some intermediate steps that are tangible and achievable.
|#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
|#14774/1410 GROUP COUNSELLING WITH CHILDREN: A Multicultural Approach|
How do you introduce the topic of cultural diversity to children, when so often it is the "elephant in the room"? What are age-appropriate ways to talk about such complex concepts as discrimination and culture? Watch as group counseling experts, Drs. Sheri Bauman and Sam Steen, demonstrate the answers to these and other thought-provoking questions in this complete recording of six live, unscripted counseling sessions with a group of fifth graders. *Includes Instructor's Manual
|#16054/1725 GROWING UP TRANS|
An intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents, and doctors, the film examines new medical interventions increasingly being offered at younger ages.
|#15328/2003 GUNS, GANGS AND VIOLENCE|
Willie Jones, was valedictorian of his high school class, an outstanding student, athlete and class leader bound for Cornell University. The day after he graduated, Willie Jones was gunned down in a drive-by shooting as he left a graduation party. Family members and friends reflect on the very personal pain of youth violence and express hope that Willie's story will be a resounding wakeup call for teenagers today facing the daily struggles of guns, gangs and violence.Grades 8 to 12
|#9087/1720 HARM'S WAY: A Revealing and Personal Look at the Disturbing Issue of Youth Violence|
This in-depth study takes a probing look at the effects of early childhood experiences, the media, consumer culture and changing societal and family structures. Also profiles intervention programs and group sessions with "at risk" youth that shed light on what can be done to keep children out of harm’s way.
|#9152/2295 HEADS UP! A Self-Esteem Video|
The dramatizations in this video take place in a remote northern community on the Canada-Alaska border. Teen issues like body-image, peer pressure to drink, smoke, have sex, parent problems, school pressures are right at home here too. Grades 6 to 12
|#14541/1877 HIP HOP PROJECT (THE)|
From executive producers Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah, THE HIP HOP PROJECT is the compelling story of a group of New York City teens who embark on a unique journey of self-discovery as they dare to reach for their dreams. In contrast to all the negative attention focused on hip hop and rap music, this is a story of hope, healing and the realization of dreams.
|#15333/0685 HOW RACISM HARMS WHITE AMERICANS|
Distinguished historian John H. Bracey Jr. offers a provocative analysis of the devastating economic, political, and social effects of racism on white Americans. In a departure from analyses of racism that have focused primarily on white power and privilege, Bracey trains his focus on the high price that white people, especially working class whites, have paid for more than two centuries of divisive race-based policies and attitudes.
|#14232/0635 I'M COMING OUT|
This program accompanies two men when they return home with the idea of coming out to family members. Though their lifestyles are different, they share the same fears and sensitivities as they consider the impact their news will have on loved ones. Provides a candid glimpse into a long struggle for acceptance, and stands as encouragement to those in a similar place.
|#16073/0685 ILLUSIONISTS (THE): A Film about the Globalization of Beauty|
THE ILLUSIONISTS examines how global advertising firms, mass media conglomerates, and the beauty, fashion, and cosmetic surgery industries are changing the way people around the world define beauty and see themselves. Taking us from Harvard University to the halls of the Louvre Museum, from a cosmetic surgeon's office in Beirut to the heart of Tokyo's Electric Town, the film explores how these industries saturate our lives with narrow, Westernized, consumer-driven images of beauty that show little to no respect for biological realities or cultural differences. *The full-length education version of the film (54 minutes) and an abridged version (43 minutes -- edited for language and content for younger viewers) are both included on the same DVD. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#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
|#13232/0120 INDECENTLY EXPOSED: Canadian Attitudes Toward Native Canadians with Jane Elliott|
"I'm your resident bitch for the day - welcome to the workshop!" Anti-racism expert Jane Elliott That's how anti-racism expert Jane Elliott describes her role in this reality-based documentary that challenges Canadian attitudes towards Native Canadians. "Even nice Canadians are racist..." Grades 12 to A
|#11625/0788 IT'S ELEMENTARY and IT'S STILL ELEMENTARY: Talking About Gay Issues in School|
Groundbreaking videos that address anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about gay people. Shot in six public and private schools, the program models excellent teaching about family diversity, name-calling, stereotypes, community building and more. The DVD includes the 78 minute feature, the 38-minute training version, and the 51 minute retrospective documentary IT'S STILL ELEMENTARY. Also includes a comprehensive Guide K-8 Curriculum.
|#15128/1410 iYOUTH: Pop Culture, Kids, and Counseling|
In this engaging and provocative discussion, Julie Tilsen and Dave Nylund discuss ways to engage youth around the problematic and productive potential of pop culture images and texts. Julie and Dave meet with a group of youth to explore ways in which the youth critically engage with the messages they are exposed to, make decisions about what they consume, and construct their identities through pop culture texts.
JUMP! is a feature-length character-driven documentary about competitive jump rope that follows five teams of kids from around the country who push physical and psychological limits in pursuit of winning the World Championship. Part extreme sport, part art form, their moves are masterfully choreographed and bursting with rhythm, sweat and originality. These teens sacrifice everything to get where they are and each has his or her own reason to be so driven. After arduous drilling and mind-boggling performances, rivalry and collaboration have dramatic, unexpected results. *Closed Captioned *Winner of Many Awards
|#14878/0685 JUST DO IT: A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws|
An inside look at the kinds of direct-action campaigns that are now sweeping the globe in local Occupy movements, in this case with direct focus on environmental issues, showing us how everyday people can use the tools of civil disobedience to make meaningful change.
|#15829/1065 JUST GENDER (Edited Version)|
Through their personal stories, this important documentary explores the physical, emotional and societal challenges of being a transgendered teen. Presents the topic in an age-appropriate manner to help your students develop empathy, insight and perspective on issues of gender identity and what it means to be transgender. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request JUST GENDER is also available in a full-length unabridged version 82 minutes #15824.
|#15824/1065 JUST GENDER (Full Version)|
JUST GENDER tackles the all too often misunderstood world of transgender. Through interviews of transgendered persons, their family members and friends, health care experts, community leaders and others who work with the transgender community, the film explores the common myths and misunderstandings about transgendered people. The documentary also explores the confusion between sexual orientation and gender identity, as reflected in the rigid binary view of the world generally held by society and touches on the discrimination, hardships and brutality resulting from those misconceptions and prejudices, including the numerous deaths caused by hate each year. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request *Also available in a special 22 minute version for schools #15829.
|#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?
|#14507/0697 LEARN FROM NATURE: Animal Instincts Provide Life Lessons (3 Programs)|
Introduce a series of familiar animals (bees, ants, ducks, bears, etc.), whose behavior and natural instincts provide life lessons to children for modeling their own behavior and habits. There are 19 vignettes on 3 DVDs (12 minutes each). DVD One - SHARING - affection, discoveries, duties, ideas, projects, self. DVD Two - RESPECTING - self, agreements, opinions, differences, space, others. DVD Three - BEHAVING - alone, away, at school, outside, in a car, when eatingGrades K to 3
|#14463/0433 LESSON BOOSTER GUIDANCE SERIES (8 Programs)|
Eight "Lesson Boosters" each present real-life scenarios demonstrating the importance of respect, self-esteem, anger control, and problem-solving within a school setting. These programs are created as a supplement to any guidance curriculum. Each includes a DVD and a CD-ROM with a lesson plan for implementing the content. 1. ANGRY? 13 minutes K to 3 2. GOT A PROBLEM? 11 minutes K to 3 3. GOT EMPATHY? 13 minutes Grades 4 to 7 4. INTERNET BULLIES 14 minutes Grades 4 to 7 5. WHY DO BULLIES BULLY? 16 minutes Grades 4 to 7 6. CLIQUES 18 minutes Grades 4 to 7 7. WHAT'S RESPECT? 9 minutes Grades 4 to 7 8. EVERYBODY'S DIFFERENT 16 minutes Grades 4 to 7 *All programs includes Guide Grades K to 8
|#13250/0545 LIFE SKILLS FOR A WELL-ADJUSTED ADOLESCENCE (3 Programs)|
Adolescence is a time of positive changes and exciting opportunities. But because teenagers lack adult perspective and life experience, good judgment and strong internal coping mechanisms may not be in place when they need them the most. Give your students an extra edge in life by helping them learn to say no to negative risks, cope with stress, and build durable psychological resilience with this three-part series. TAKING CONTROL: Strategies for Coping with Stress 23 minutes BUILDING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESILIENCE 22 minutes RISK-TAKING: Knowing When to Say No 24 minutes Grades 8 to A
|#15680/0697 LITTLE FABLES (26 Programs)|
Plot twist in the forest! Drama in the barnyard! Presented with beautiful shadow theater, LITTLE FABLES turns children on to Aesop, La Fontaine and the other classics. In each animated episode, animals face a problem that young children readily relate to such as, "What if I am the smallest kid on the block?" Together, the animals come up with solutions to their problems in ways that convey pro-social messages easily understood by young children. LITTLE FABLES is an entertaining series of 26 six-minute programs that helps foster a child's character and problem solving skills while assisting emergent literacy. We all need help sometimes.
|#12471/0145 LOOK US IN THE EYE: The Old Women's Project|
"Incredibly powerful film! Encourages us to examine our stereotypes and prejudices. Uses humor and powerful images to convey the strength and brilliance of old women. Girls and women everywhere must see this film and they should bring along the boys and men they know too!" Lourdes Torres, Associate Professor, De Paul University
|#15794/0605 MAGIC CAMP: Kids Finding the Magic inside Themselves|
"Charming and riveting. . . about magic certainly, but also on a deeper level about being a teenager" FORBES "Thank goodness for Magic Camp... All of the campers profiled face obstacles in their normal lives... For some of them, it's their only crack at a safe space where uniqueness is not just encouraged, but actually celebrated." Cherly Eddie, SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN At the real-life Hogwarts, kids from the world over gather to prove themselves on the stage where superstar magicians got their start. To escape the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place they can be themselves. They want to prove their worth on the same stage where superstars like David Blaine and David Copperfield once performed. But to get there, they need to learn more than sleight of hand and tricks of the trade. They have to find the magic inside.
|#5802/0685 MICKEY MOUSE MONOPOLY|
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.
|#15511/1725 MIND OF A RAMPAGE KILLER|
What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? Is the intent 'suicide by police'? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of crimes? Can science in any way help us understand these horrific events and provide clues as to how to prevent them in the future?
|#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
|#13818/0635 MUSLIMS I KNOW (THE)|
A far cry from media depictions of extremist militants, America’s small community of Muslims longs to be heard and understood. This documentary attempts to bridge the cultural chasm between mainstream U.S. society and Muslim Americans whose hopes and dreams are no different than those of previous immigrant generations.
|#14510/0697 MY CHANGING LIFE: The Complete Guide to Puberty (2 Programs)|
One DVD for boys and one for girls provides a consistent and education-focused theme about puberty, normalcy, and acceptance. As youngsters move towards, into, and through puberty many important changes will take place in their bodies. This variety of change once completed, will create their new and unique identity as adults. Learning to understand these physical changes as "normal" will greatly reduce angst and assuredly assist in the acceptance of self. Grades 5 to 8
|#16193/2003 MY TRANSGENDER LIFE|
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. Though they vary in age, ethnicity and socioeconomic backgrounds, each person has fought to cast off the gender assigned to them at birth and embrace their true selves. Takes a powerful look at this new generation, exploring the medical possibilities, struggles and choices transgender teens, adults and their families face today. 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.
|#15931/1416 NEVER ENOUGH: Do you own your stuff? Or does it own you?|
"Highly recommended for use in both graduate and undergraduate classrooms." Judith Pascoe, Professor of English, Iowa State University NEVER ENOUGH is an award-winning provocative and moving examination of the human tendency to accumulate physical objects - a meditation on hoarding, clutter, collecting and people's relationships with their material possessions - materialism, consumerism, mental illness and the social fabric of our lives. NEVER ENOUGH will stimulate discussion in a variety of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, psychology, and cultural studies. *Closed Captioned "The people and their obsessions are tenderly presented, and the links between these folks and the ethos of the broader consumer culture are astounding. In the classroom I have no doubt that this film will lead to energetic discussions about compulsive hoarders and the inner life of American consumer society in general." Stuart Ewen, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and History, CUNY Graduate Center
|#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.
|#13520/0405 ON YOUR OWN: Independent Living Skills (6 Programs)|
Help young adults jump out of the family nest with this practical six-part series! Quick and to the point, each video focuses on a key area of independent living. FINDING AN APARTMENT - explains to first-time renters how to locate, lease, and set up an apartment while avoiding common problems. MANAGING YOUR MONEY - puts money under a microscope as it looks at budgeting it, spending it wisely, and protecting it. PRACTICAL, HEALTHY COOKING - moving away from home means moving away from home-cooking, too - a fact that, surprisingly, escapes many young adults new to life on their own. SHOPPING SMART - guides viewers smoothly through the process of planning balanced meals, making a shopping list, clipping coupons, and setting (and sticking to!) a budget. HOUSEKEEPING HOW-TO’S - provides a step-by-step look at housekeeping including how to do laundry. BUILDING THE RIGHT WARDROBE - every outfit sends a message. Know how to send the right one at the appropriate time - without breaking the budget.
|#13666/1120 OUT TO THE FAMILY|
This animated video shows six families, from a wide range of backgrounds, coming to terms with the developing sexual or gender identity of a son or daughter. It aims to help parents and others understand more about the issues facing their LGBT teenagers, and how best to help them. Also shows how family acceptance and support can make all the difference for young people who may be at risk of serious - even life-threatening - social or mental health problems.
|#1399/0140 OUT! Making Schools Safe for Gay Teens (2 Programs)|
The objective of these two programs is to reduce homophobic events and increase understanding of gay teen issues. The 42-minute staff video features teachers and counselors discussing ways to interact with gay teens and how to counteract homophobia in school. The 26-minute student video focuses on empathetic, candid interviews with gay teens talking about key issues. *Includes separate discussion guide with reproducibles. Grades 7 to A
|#14753/0635 OVER A BARREL: The Truth About Oil|
With roller-coaster gas prices becoming the norm, this program uncovers surprising and sometimes disturbing aspects of the oil industry. Viewers learn how Wall Street speculators can cause oil prices to skyrocket, while Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses the importance of biofuel development and former NATO commander General Wesley Clark discusses the role that oil played in the Iraq war.
|#16049/0697 OWL AND HIS VOICE (THE) from the Little Fables Series|
THE OWL AND HIS VOICE demonstrates that there are two sides to every situation!. Part of the LITTLE FABLES Series.
|#16196/2003 PAUL WEARS DRESSES: The Intimate Journey of a Transgender Life|
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. 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.
|#13313/1290 PERSONAL POTENTIAL: The Influence of One DVD & ACTIVITIES|
You may not think of yourself as a leader, but you are leading something - your life. An interview with Dr. Verna Price is teamed with a powerful vignette that dives into the topic of personal leadership. Dr. Verna challenges viewers to think critically about the power to influence, create change, and lead in your own life and in the world. Perfect for the classroom or after school programs. *Includes the 20-page Personal Potential Activities with worksheets that incorporate key messages from the video.Grades 6 to 12
|#13541/0545 PERSPECTIVES ON THE FAMILY|
This program examines some of the theoretical models therapist as well as researches use to study the family. Regardless of which of these models they use, family therapists and researchers work in a field that is not only personally gratifying, but makes a genuine difference in people's lives. Grades 8 to A
|#12160/1290 POWER OF FAMILY (THE)|
What is a family anyway and what goes into making it a cohesive unit? Helping viewers entering adolescence to be more aware of these very important ties and relationships in their own lives is critical to their future development in more ways than one. Explains that aside from the 'traditional', families take many forms. Grades 6 to 12
|#14668/0680 POWER OF GIRLS (THE): Inside and Out|
Girls tell how friends, parents, or other caregivers helped them handle bullying, eating disorders, early sexual activity, and deep loss. Girl Power! Includes downloadable Discussion Guide.Grades 5 to 12
|#12476/0635 PREJUDICE: More than Black and White|
Muslims, blacks, gays, people with disabilities, and immigrants of every ethnicity and color: they and many other groups have stood in the spotlight glare of intolerance, easy targets for every sort of discrimination and violence. What makes people prone to irrational hate, and what steps can individuals and society take to eradicate it?
|#13965/1120 PROBLEM SOLVING PROCESS (THE): Taming the Tiger
What's the problem!? Exactly! What is it? By the end of this program, students will have a six-step process to help them define whatever problem is in their way and discover what options are open to them to solve it and then make a decision on the best choice to make … and then just do it! Grades 7 to A
|#15838/1416 PUZZLES: When Hate Comes to Town|
LGBT people are far more likely than any other minority group to be victimized by violent hate crimes. PUZZLES tells the story of a hate crime in a gay bar when a teenager entered and brutally attacked its patrons. As a result two different worlds collide, a homophobic hate-crime offender and his victims. Puzzles explores the correlation between economic desperation and homophobia, intolerance, and, ultimately, violence. *CC
|#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.
|#15486/1725 RAISING ADAM LANZA|
In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, this program investigates a young man and the town he changed forever. Adam Lanza left behind a trail of death and destruction, but little else. He left no known friends, no diary. He destroyed his computer and any evidence it might have provided. His motives, and his life, remain largely a mystery. This program looks for answers to the central - and so far elusive - question: who was Adam Lanza? Also explores how those closest to the tragedy are now wrestling with the issue of gun culture and laws. *CC
|#12215/2003 REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES II (5 Programs)|
An unbiased and realistic look from the perspective of teens, at the wide variety of issues teens face today featuring young teenagers (not actors) telling their real stories, in their own words. The five-part series discusses significant issues in adolescent society and cuts through many barriers with its honest and relevant advice and information. Each program is 20 minutes. SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY DRUG ABUSE BEYOND MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL: Crossing the Thin Line CYBERBULLYING DEEP DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE OBESITY AND HEALTH *Each volume comes with a subject-specific Teachers' GuideGrades 8 to 12
|#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.
|#13631/0545 REMARRIAGE AND STEPFAMILIES|
This program explores both the obstacles and the opportunities stepfamily members are likely to encounter. During the course of the lesson, therapists point out that while there is no template for stepfamily success, families that value kindness, compassion and maturity generally fare best. Grades 8 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.
|#13964/1120 RESPONDING TO DIVERSITY and Respecting Differences
Classrooms are training grounds for students to learn how to respond positively to diverse environments. This program explores the many types of diversity and the perils of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Grades 7 to A
|#5858/0685 REVIVING OPHELIA: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls|
From the best selling book of the same title this DVD offers concrete ideas for girls and boys, families, teachers, and schools to help girls free themselves from the toxic influences of today's media-saturated culture.
|#13632/0545 ROLE OF GENDER|
This program focuses on how all of us learn about gender from an early age, and explores some of the ways in which gender-based roles, expectations and assumptions are changing. Grades 8 to A
|#9585/0240 ROOM TO ROAM: The Impact of Human Land Uses on Species Survival (Ernie's Earth - 3 Parts on one DVD)
*GOLD Award of Excellence- Interpretation Canada *SILVER Screen Award: US International Film & Video Festival *BRONZE Statuette: The Telly Awards This contemporary multi-award winning environmental science mini-series explores the reasons, causes, and solutions surrounding how human land uses eat up healthy natural space (habitats) and render it useless for other species. This pervasive trend is fuelled by the Myth of Superabundance - the belief that animals and plants can go 'somewhere else'. The fascinated ecologist and thoughtful teacher, Ernie, brings science and guests to candidly explore ideas and attitudes which help reveal the cumulative effects of human activities on the land. Guided solutions and hands-on exercises include: Green Mapping; Calculating Ecological Footprints; Reducing them; and, Protecting natural spaces with parks and innovations such as the Y2Y (Yellowstone to Yukon) Conservation Initiative. Ernie is on the scene in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta, and Wyoming. Grades 6 to 10
|#14713/0433 SAY NO WITH PRIDE|
It's important to do things that make you feel comfortable and safe; sometimes that means having to say no. When you do you'll feel better about yourself, it's called pride. Young students are taught to say no with confidence and stand firm.Grades 3 to 6
|#13339/1290 SCHOOL MANNERS ADVENTURE (THE)|
The transition from middle school to high school can be one large step for a small pair of shoes. It can almost be the first stage of growing up, of assuming personal responsibility, of approaching young adulthood. For the unprepared it can be unnerving. Young viewers get practical advice and tips on what to expect. Grades 5 to A
|#14672/2003 SELF ESTEEM (Real life Teens)|
Low self-esteem can make teens susceptible to a variety of issues ranging from feelings of inferiority and failure, poor performance in school, withdrawal, poor lifestyle choices and parental issues and concerns. Before teens can begin to improve their self-esteem, they must first believe that they can change it. This valuable program discusses what teens feel about their self image and how they can start building their confidence that they do have self worth. *Available Closed Captioned upon request
|#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 ***
|#13360/0545 SEXUAL AWARENESS SERIES (4 Programs)|
Effective sexuality education and sexual health education acknowledges the critical role of people's values, moral beliefs, cultural and religious background, sexuality and gender. The four 30 minute programs in this series explain why careful consideration should be given to sexual involvement. SEXUALITY ISSUES - focuses on issues related to sexuality, identity and discrimination. TRUST, RESPONSIBILITY AND NEGOTIATION IN RELATIONSHIPS - deals with issues related to trust, responsibility and communication in relationships, including sexual partnerships. HEALTH, PROTECTION AND INFORMED DECISION-MAKING - explores the emotional issues involved in commencing a sexual relationship, sexual attraction, sexually transmitted infections, contraception and some of the myths about sex that can confuse us. THE IMPACT OF PARENTHOOD - presents the options available to young women who are, or think they might be pregnant. Grades 10 to 12
|#12453/2003 SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY (Real Life Teens Series II)|
Teens are too often motivated by curiosity and the pressure to perform sexually as expressed by friends, love and the media rather than a healthy conscious desire and understanding of their sexual behaviors. Teens need to learn how to manage their sexual feelings responsibly and be able to select a partner who will respect them and avoid unwanted sexual outcomes. Hear from real teens about sexual responsibility.
|#14795/0510 SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY (Teen Files Flipped)|
What are the far-reaching consequences of becoming a teen father? What does it feel like to be a teen facing death from AIDS? These are the issues two high school teens must face in a candid look at the consequences of risky sexual behavior. This program is a dose of reality that provides an excellent basis for thought and discussion concerning the hazards inherent in risky sexual behavior. Grades 9 to 12
|#13382/0450 SHADES OF GAY|
Just as life is not always black and white, there can be many shades of gay; this documentary speaks to people about openness, acceptance and understanding, and in doing so we discover there are many shades of gay. Explores the diversity within the gay community and covers such topics as the coming out process, media stereotypes, and religious perspectives on homosexuality.
|#13310/0685 SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP: The Crisis of Consumerism|
Are we too materialistic? Are we willfully trashing the planet in our pursuit of THINGS? And what's the source of all this frenetic consumer energy and desire anyway? Taking aim at the high-stress, high-octane pace of fast-lane materialism, the video moves beneath the seductive surfaces of the commercial world to show how the flip side of accumulation is depletion -- the slow, steady erosion of both natural resources and basic human values. In the end, this program helps us make sense of the economic turbulence of the moment, providing an unflinching, riveting look at the relationship between the limits of consumerism and our never-ending pursuit of happiness.
|#16052/1290 SOCIAL MEDIA MANNERS: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World|
Social media is a whole new universe when it comes to manners and etiquette. Manners used to be something that happened in person, but today we conduct many of our relationships online and the rules and courtesies can be a little unclear. Social Media Manners: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World addresses the general manners guidelines for cell phone use, text messaging, email, and social media websites and apps like Facebook or Twitter.
|#16173/0685 SOULS OF BLACK GIRLS (THE)|
Filmmaker Daphne Valerius's award-winning documentary THE SOULS OF BLACK GIRLS explores how media images of beauty undercut the self-esteem of African-American women. Valerius surveys the dominant white, light-skinned, and thin ideals of beauty that circulate in the culture, from fashion magazines to film and music video, and talks with African-American girls and women about how these images affect the way they see themselves. The film also features powerful commentary from rapper and activist Chuck D, actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill, cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis, and others.
|#14310/0235 STEPPING ON UP SERIES: A Four-Part Series for Upper Elementary Students with Michael Pritchard|
*CINE GOLDEN EAGLE! *GOLD REMI - 1st Place! *GOLD AURORA! The research-based programs in this series instill the necessary social and emotional skills to successfully navigate the profound challenges and changes of elementary school, middle school and the teen years. Program One - STEPPING UP TO BULLYING Program Two - STEPPING UP TO CYBERBULLYING AND WEB SAFETY Program Three - STEPPING UP TO CHARACTER Program Four - STEPPING UP TO LIFE SKILLSGrades 3 to 6
|#13100/0788 STRAIGHTLACED: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up|
"A compelling film that serves as a powerful introduction to adolescents’ struggles with gender and sexuality." Harvard Educational Review 2010 From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, the students in STRAIGHTLACED illustrate the toll that deeply held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives.
|#16168/2153 SUGAR COATED: How the Food Industry Seduced the World One Spoonful at a Time|
IS SUGAR THE NEW TOBACCO? How did the food industry get us to stop asking the question: IS SUGAR TOXIC? It all starts with a secret PR campaign dating back to the 1970s. For forty years, Big Sugar deflected all threats to its multi-billion dollar empire, while sweetening the world’s food supply. As obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates skyrocket, doctors are now treating the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease. The sugar industry is once again under siege. They dodged the bullet once. Will they do it again? This documentary investigates the history of the food industry’s use of sugar, its health impact on society and the politics of the "new tobacco". It’s dangerous, it’s everywhere, it’s PR-protected. But has the sugar industry finally met its match? DVD includes the 91-minute feature length documentary, as well as a 60-minute abridged version shortened for use in the classroom. Includes English sub-titles. (*Special price for K-12 schools and non-profit $99.95 - Public Libraries $49.95)
|#15585/2003 TEEN ISSUES, CHRISTIAN SOLUTIONS: Living One's Life with a Christian Perspective (5 Programs)|
This new series helps parents, teens and families incorporate Christian values into their daily lives and gives guidance on how to approach life’s challenges and the tools needed to deal with them. Reveals first-hand how young people deal with and overcome the very real difficulties encountered as part of their growing up. Personal interviews and real life stories teach students how seemingly overwhelming problems can be overcome. Each of the five programs empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic advice. DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY 23 minutes GUNS, GANGS AND VIOLENCE: The Consequences (*A Regional Emmy award-winning documentary) 43 minutes EATING DISORDERS: Creating Healthy Eating Choices and a Positive Body Image 21 minutes YOUTH IN PRISON: Giving Hope and New Direction 22 minutes SEX AND ABSTINENCE DISORDERS: Why is it so important to wait to have sex? 21 minutes Grades 8 to 12
|#14675/2003 TEEN PREGNANCY (Real life Teens Series)|
Pregnancy amongst teenagers is becoming a growing problem in today’s society. Dealing with the responsibility of becoming a parent at a young age is one of the hardest tasks to take on. Many teenagers don't fully understand the large responsibility and full time commitment it takes to raise another human being, when they themselves still have a lot of growing up to do. It is vital that teenagers become educated about sexual responsibility, as well as ways to protect themselves from getting pregnant if they're sexually active.Grades 8 to 12
|#12458/0635 TEEN ROMANCE: What's Risky, What's Not?|
It’s safe to say that dating, sex, and socializing preoccupy most teenagers - but how often do young people really benefit from and participate in their relationships? This video enables students to see teen romance in a clear light - exploring love, sex, friendship, and how easily all three can get mixed up.
|#11064/2003 TEENS AND DISABILITIES (Real Life Teens Series) DVD
This program helps teens understand disabilties and how to interact with people who have disabilities. Grades 8 to 12
|#15235/ TEENS IN ACTION SERIES (6 Programs)|
This is a high-energy, video-based program for ages 11 to16 - the crucial tween and early teen years - designed to teach important communication skills while helping teens understand the dangers of risky behavior. Teens may act like they know it all, but they are full of questions and are eager to learn how to succeed in the adult world. This series is a fun way to help them understand changes in their bodies and brains; communicate in a mature way with adults and others; develop skills for resisting negative peer pressure; and learn techniques for peaceful conflict resolution. TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE (22 minutes) CO-OPERATION AND COMMUNICATION (14 minutes) RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCIPLINE (16 minutes) BUILDING COURAGE AND SELF-ESTEEM (21 minutes) DRUGS, SEXUALITY, AND VIOLENCE Pt.1 (24 minutes) DRUGS, SEXUALITY, AND VIOLENCE Pt. 2 (21 minutes)Grades 7 to 10
|#4449/1280 TEN STEPS TO POSITIVE SELF-ESTEEM|
Self-esteem has no age or status barriers - at some time in our lives, nearly everyone suffers from low self-esteem. Viewers learn a ten-step process to build positive self-esteem beginning with self-discovery and goal setting and continues through determining changes that have to be made and how to make them; mentally, physically emotionally.Grades 9 to A
|#11624/0788 THAT'S A FAMILY!|
This award-winning video will stretch your mind and touch your heart no matter what your age. With courage and humor, the children in this program take viewers on a tour through their lives as they speak candidly about what it's like to grow up in a family with parents of different races or religions, divorced parents, a single parent, gay or lesbian parents, adoptive parents or grandparents as guardians. Grades K to 8
|#11449/1945 THINK ABOUT OTHERS: What It Means to be Considerate DVD
One of the most important social skills children need to learn is how to behave in ways that help them forge connections to others. To be at ease among others, and to give and receive emotional support, requires the ability to imagine oneself in someone else's place. This program defines the word "considerate" as caring about how another person feels. Grades K to 2
|#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
|#15909/1944 TOILET TRAINING|
This documentary video is a collaboration between transgender videomaker Tara Mateik and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, an organization dedicated to ending poverty and gender identity discrimination. The video addresses the persistent discrimination, harassment, and violence that people who transgress gender norms face in gender segregated bathrooms. Using the stories of people who have been harassed, arrested or beaten for trying to use bathrooms, TOILET TRAINING focuses on bathroom access in public space, in schools, and at work. Includes discussion of legal questions of equal access; the health effects associated with "holding it"; and the social consequences of experiencing pervasive discrimination in bathrooms and other gendered spaces. Interviews with lawyers, social workers and activists explore current law and policy, and highlight recent and future policy changes necessary to enable equal bathroom access for all. Concluding with examples of policy change,
|#14475/0635 TRANSCENDING GENDER: Portraits from the Community|
If the challenges and complexities of a transgendered lifestyle are hard for some people to identify with, first-hand accounts of those experiences may be the best means of creating more understanding. This program features real-world portraits of individuals from the transgendered community; men and women describing for the camera what they've gone through and, in other scenes, going about their daily lives.
|#16126/0635 TRANSGENDER AND GENDER IDENTITY: Clinical Conversations for the Human Sexuality Classroom|
Many people confuse the concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity. Gender identity is the term describing your sense of your gender expression - do you identify as male or female or both or neither? Matt and Denise are F to M and M to F persons who are transgendered. They give insight into their transitions and their lives. Cailynn and Chris use "gender queer" and "agendered" to describe themselves. Where do you fit on the gender continuum?
|#16074/0685 TV FAMILY: Behind the Scenes of the First Reality Television Program|
How REAL is REALITY TV and what are they selling?! In 1960, NBC aired what is widely considered to be the first "reality television" show in American broadcast history called Story of a Family. Media scholars and television historians have long recognized its significance as a precursor to the unscripted(?) television programming that dominates American television today. Tells the story of how the show's producers carefully choreographed the way they wanted the family to appear to the American public -- all in the name of authenticity. The result is an eye-opening look at one of the television industry's earliest attempts to shape the "reality" of family life in commercially viable ways. Ideal for courses that look at media culture, commercial television, communication, documentary, and television history. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#13057/2137 UNDERSTANDING PREJUDICE|
Whether it's racial assumptions, views on gender, income, vocation, clothing, even whole cities or suburbs, all of us hold prejudicial thoughts. In this intelligent and thought-provoking program we explore some of the reasons why society chooses to "accept" some people, but excludes and rejects others. Includes a brief historical look at groups of people who have experienced prejudice, and why these views differ today. Also provides commentary on the impact of prejudice on individuals, how prejudice is perpetuated, what to do in the face of injustice and how to embrace and accept differences.
|#14637/0697 UNITED PLAYGROUND: We All Belong|
We should treat others the way we would want to be treated, regardless of ability, age, gender, creed, color, nation of origin, or race. In this timely production we meet three special individuals whose "Ability" will encourage viewers to accept and celebrate all people with whom they may come in contact. This program will inspire each viewer to stop and take notice of those around them before pre-judging, and to help eliminate exclusion, teasing and bullying.
|#16110/0635 VIXENS AND VIRGINS AND OTHER MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES: How Teenage Girls See Themselves|
Sex parties, drugs, eating disorders, suicide...It seems everywhere you turn there’s another report of teenage girls gone bad. This program follows one mother’s investigation into the lives of young women and the mixed messages that girls receive about conforming to specific behavioral or beauty ideals. Through candid conversations with teen girls about sex, substance abuse, and the pressure to be popular, viewers glimpse the real-life stories behind the scandalous headlines and find a generation that is at once more accomplished, and yet more anxiety-ridden, than perhaps any other before.
|#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.
|#7574/1970 WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? Spiritual Lives of Teenagers|
In this award-winning documentary, a number of teenagers who are Catholic, Muslim, Sikh, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian Evangelist, Pagan, North American and Hindu share their most personal struggles and beliefs about faith, morality, suffering and death, prayer, the purpose of life, and the divine. A sensitively filmed discussion-provoker about the issues that are at the heart of being human, What Do You Believe provides a path to open conversation with teenagers about religion and spirituality.
|#12329/0405 WHEN I KNEW I WAS GAY|
This film brings together 16 interviewees for an intimate group discussion to answer one simple question - when did you know that you were gay? Though some of the stories are told with a sense of loss, most are proud affirmations of sexual identity, supporting the conviction that recognizing and embracing one's sexual orientation is essential to being true to oneself. Illuminating and moving. An HBO Production. Grades 9 to 12
|#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.
|#12852/0235 WISDOM OF GIRLS (THE): Teens, Sex and Truth|
What does 'ready to have sex' really mean to the modern teenage girl? The answer is anything but unanimous. Listen and learn from this thought-provoking outpouring of opinions and observations directly from teen girls themselves. Grades 7 to 12
|#12502/1120 WORLD RELIGIONS: A Common Journey|
Religion seems to be the cause of more of the world's current conflicts than it is the solution to them. Why is that? Is there not some common ground that believers can find in each other that would promote peace and understanding. Can there be any optimism on this subject when one sees what the history of religions has brought?
|#15852/0635 YOUNG GUNS: A Diane Sawyer 20/20 Special|
Diane Sawyer explores the truth about children and gun safety in this compelling ABC News report. Hidden cameras reveal shocking examples of what kids do when parents are not looking. Some parents argue that teaching kids about guns is enough to prevent tragedy. Those who have experienced gun deaths first hand explain why talking is not enough. *Sub-Titled
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