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|#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
|#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
|#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
|#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.
|#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.
|#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.
|#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.
|#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.
|#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
|#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.
|#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
|#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?
|#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
|#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.
|#14700/0697 MY BRAND NEW LIFE (13 Programs)|
A series specially created for the younger citizen of the world. In each of these rich programs, youngsters are offered an opportunity to experience an up-close and personal look at peers from a cross-section of countries, cultures and lifestyles. Along the way, many of the preconceived ideas and common stereotypes about people, places, and things will also have a chance to be reflected upon. An absolutely excellent resource for the personal exploration of the arts, culture, diversity, tolerance, language arts, geography and world history.Grades 4 to 7
|#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?
|#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.
|#5832/1945 RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCES Student Workshop
'I hate them, they're different!' These days it's a real challenge that mostly falls to educators... getting kids to move from discrimination and hatred to tolerance to appreciation of diversity. This video provides some well-structured scenarios to help promote discussion and, ultimately, understanding. Grades 5 to 9
|#3462/1945 RESPECTING DIFFERENCES: Student Workshop DVD
Primary school viewers are introduced to the idea that differences among people are something to be celebrated rather than to be afraid of. The video offers songs and vignettes to get this message across in a playful and joyful manner. Grades K to 2
|#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
|#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
|#11204/1945 THERE'S NO ONE JUST LIKE YOU OR ME - DVD
The point is to get kids to realize that BECAUSE we're all different, we're therefore all actually the same. Whether it's racial differences, or differences in ability, appearance, social status, or interests, recognizing the uniqueness of oneself and that of others at the earliest stage is so critical to kids establishing harmonious relations with their fellows. Grades 3 to 5
|#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
|#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.
|#10583/1945 WE'RE ALL DIFFERENT!|
Develops an appreciation in primary school children for the very real 'diversity' that characterizes the human race and helps them to recognize the richness of it, whether dealing with people form other cultures or differing abilities. Grades K to 2
|#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.
|#5568/1945 WHAT IS HATE ALL ABOUT? Real People DVD
There isn't much doubt that HATE remains a driving force in both world and local events. This video is about understanding the roots of hate in its many forms, national, religious, racial, lifestyle difference. It also provides young viewers with tools and techniques to discover and combat this neagative emotion in themselves and in others. Grades 7 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.
|#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?
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