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|#16184/1725 ALZHEIMER'S: Every Minute Counts|
This important program is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. This powerful documentary illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.
|#13427/2010 AT THE BREAKING POINT: Emotions and Ethics in Family Caregiving|
This compilation DVD gets to the emotional and ethical core of family caregiving. Short video excerpts (3 to 8 minutes each) reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving - from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity. Real families in the midst of dealing with real challenges.
|#12691/1725 BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES|
Quite often it appears that, far from being the solution to humanity's problems, religious beliefs and practices are making things worse. If both sides in a conflict are receiving communication of approval for their activities directly from God can they ever get 'beyond their differences'? Can moderation ever succeed in the face of extremism? Should it?
|#15359/0605 BLOOD IN THE MOBILE|
Inside many mobile phones are illegally mined minerals, minerals that fuel conflict, create child slavery, and support other severe human rights abuses in the Congo. This riveting documentary reveals a mineral trade plagued with violence and human exploitation.
|#13196/0880 BYSTANDER INTERVENTION: Diffusion of Responsibility|
This program explores the psychological phenomena of bystander intervention and the diffusion of responsibility. It examines the case of Kitty Genovese, who was brutally attacked and murdered in her Queens neighborhood while up to 38 witnesses failed to intervene.
|#15945/1943 CELEBRATE ONLINE LIBRARY FOR EDUCATORS (THE)|
The CELEBRATE ONLINE LIBRARY FOR EDUCATORS is a one-year, unlimited access subscription to all of Dewitt Jones' films, complete with support materials, for a special price! For years, educators at all levels have been using Dewitt Jones' films to improve engagement between faculty, parents, and students. These best-selling programs offer simple, yet powerful messages that encourage meaningful conversation, help us focus on the positive, and invite positive change. This collection includes Dewitt's five best-selling, full-length films, two short films, and 23 clips; his best stories from the feature films. The library also includes all support materials. Additionally, the library is easy to navigate with multi-level search capabilities.
|#15889/0899 CHAIN OF LOVE|
2003 Award of Excellence, Society for Visual Anthropology 2003 American Anthropological Association Conference Film Festival 2003 National Women's Studies Association Conference Film Festival 2003 Association for Asian Studies Conference Film Festival CHAIN OF LOVE is a film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how this export affects the women involved, their families in the Philippines, and families in the West. "An excellent documentary for anyone trying to understand the current processes of globalization. One of the strengths of the film is that it included many perspectives. ...does an outstanding job of exploring key issues... An excellent and timely documentary that focuses on important gender aspects of work in the global economy."-Asian Educational Media Service's 'News and Reviews' *Sub-Titled
|#16161/1335 CHANGE OF MIND (A): A Documentary on the Societal Impact of Brain Injury|
"A CHANGE OF MIND Is a captivating and impeccably crafted look into the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on individuals, families and society. Filmmaker Hilary Pryor takes you on a revelatory journey, beautifully weaving together the tapestry of science, the pathos of loss and the inspiration of unyielding courage. Working in the field of Brain Injury, I have never seen a more important film on the subject." Shelley Morris, Chief Executive Officer, The Cridge Centre for the Family Brain injury from sports is a hot topic in today's media, but only 20% of the more than 176,000 brain injuries occurring annually in Canada are attributable to sports. Given the toll brain injury takes on individuals and families, what do we know about the impact on society as a whole? According to a recent U.S. study, 80% of the prison population have suffered traumatic brain injuries and 60% of this 80% received their first brain injury in childhood. 53% of homeless people have suffered brain injuries. One study estimates that after severe brain injury 90% of marriages end in divorce. The cost to society is immeasurable in both human and financial terms, but what are we doing to address this? *Closed Captioned *Individual Schools, Public Libraries and Non-Profit Organizations $99.95 *Colleges, Universities and School Boards $279.95
|#10634/1720 CITIZEN SHAME: Child Poverty|
The United Nations has ranked Canada as one of the best places in the world to live. And yet a significant number of children live below the government's own declared poverty line. This video examines some of the roots of this dilemma. A variety of perspectives are voiced on the subject through expert interviews and in-depth discussion with families living on both sides of the poverty line.
|#13717/0635 CULT WITNESS: A Study of the Cultic Experience|
An intelligent exploration of how cults attract and manipulate their followers, this documentary shares the disturbing firsthand experiences of Cult Witness director Samuel Stefan and six others who have freed themselves from cults.
|#15451/0605 CUTTING TRADITION (THE)|
"I don't think it is possible to view this film without becoming energized to want to put an end to this appalling practice." Meryl Streep *Best Documentary, Victoria Independent Film Festival *Best Director, Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival THE CUTTING TRADITION focuses on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), a custom which appears barbaric to the westernized eye, but remains common practice in many African and some Middle Eastern countries. Despite being widely banned, FGM continues to be performed on young women and little girls, often exposing them to serious medical and psychological problems. This program delivers a balanced and non-judgmental exploration of the religious, cultural, and historical grounds behind the practice.
|#16083/0635 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Dos and Don’ts|
From texting to email to video calls, digital technology has transformed how we communicate with each other. But in formal situations like at work or in school, which forms of communications are appropriate, and when? Viewers of this video, especially digital natives, may be surprised to discover that communicating isn’t just about sharing information—it’s creating it—and that the ways in which emails, texts or voice messages are composed and conveyed may make the difference in impressing or disappointing an employer or co-worker. Even for late adopters of digital technology, this video has important points on what you should do—and what you don’t want to do—when it comes to email, texting, video-conferencing and using the phone for business calls or voice mail. *Closed Captioned
|#13854/1725 DIGITAL NATION: Life on the Virtual Frontier|
Within a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and socialize in ways that we are only beginning to understand. Producer Rachel Dretzin (Growing Up Online) teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age, Douglas Rushkoff (The Persuaders, Merchants of Cool), to continue her exploration of life on the virtual frontier by focusing her lens on what it means to be human in an entirely new world - a digital world. *Closed Captioned
|#14683/0635 DISCONNECTED: A Month Without Computers|
Are we currently addicted to technology or simply IT dependent? No email, no Facebook, no blogging. No Google for researching term papers, even. From here on out it’s pencils, spiral notebooks, typewriters, and good old-fashioned library books. This film examines the ubiquitous presence of technology in 21st-century society while exploring, in a reassuring way, the natural resourcefulness with which three students confront their ordeal.
|#16176/0685 DIVIDE (THE): What Happens When the Rich Get Richer?|
"Fierce and unsettling . . . A short, sharp, shock of a film." The Guardian U.S. "Searching and unexpectedly optimistic. The intimate people-centric approach makes for a more emotional experience than your average state-of-the-economy doc." Time Out "An excellent and timely documentary that shows how the behavior of the rich is out of control. Jaw-dropping stuff." London Evening Standard THE DIVIDE takes a deeply personal look at wealth inequality, telling the story of seven individuals striving for a better life in the modern day U.S. and U.K. - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. Weaving stories with stunning footage and commentary from experts like Noam Chomsky, THE DIVIDE shows how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor. *** SPECIAL PRICE FOR SCHOOLS, SCHOOL BOARDS and NON-PROFIT
|#16118/0685 DYSFUNCTIONAL SOCIETIES: Why Inequality Matters|
What distinguishing feature do the world's healthiest and happiest societies have in common? According to acclaimed author Richard Wilkinson, the answer is simple: they have far less income inequality than other societies. In this new film Wilkinson focuses on why the U.S., despite being one of the richest nations in the world, lags behind so many other rich Western societies in a number of crucial statistical measures - including life expectancy, violence, health, community, teen pregnancy, mental illness, and incarceration. The reason, he suggests, is that the immense wealth of the U.S. has been unevenly distributed among the American people. Mobilizing years of research, Wilkinson looks at the devastating toll economic inequality is taking on people around the world, and shows that societies with the smallest gaps between rich and poor enjoy the highest levels of health and happiness across all social and economic classes. The result is a timely and accessible reassessment of some of our most cherished socio-economic principles and myths. *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL PRICE FOR SCHOOL BOARDS AND NON-PROFIT
|#16203/0685 EDUCATION INC|
American public education is at a crossroads. For years now, public schools across the country have been struggling, desperately short on funds while facing extreme political pressure to improve student performance. For advocates of public education, these struggles have been a major cause for concern. But for advocates of privatization, they’ve been a highly profitable business opportunity. EDUCATION INC is a film about the accelerating movement to privatize America’s public schools. Filmmaker and parent Brian Malone travels to public school districts across the country to see for himself what the privatization movement is all about, and to determine what it would mean for his own kids if we abandoned our public school system.
|#13080/1410 EQUITY-FOCUSED SCHOOL COUNSELING: Ensuring Career and College Readiness for Every Student|
Today's school counselors need to be change agents for equity. As collaborators, advocates, leaders, and culturally competent counselors and program coordinators, they can use technology and data to help close achievement and opportunity gaps in K-12 schools. Demonstrates transformative school counseling skills using the equity-focused new vision of school counseling.
|#15952/0645 EVERY THREE SECONDS: It's Time|
"Extraordinary! It takes complex issues and challenges facing our world today and makes them accessible to everyone, from first-graders to retirees. What's more, it takes you on a journey alongside regular AND inspiring individuals who are making the world a better place -- in simple, friendly, and incredibly powerful ways. Everybody should see this movie!" April Rinne, Sharing Economy Expert, Advisor and Social Innovator Every three seconds someone in the world dies from factors related to extreme poverty - 30,000 people a day and 10.5 million a year. The sheer magnitude can be overwhelming, causing people to ask the question, "What can one person do, to possibly make a difference?" This film, through its portraits of five ordinary folks, will show audiences that each one of us has the potential to do great things to change the world. We hope to inspire a movement and uncover a new wave of change agents and previously untapped resources. *Closed Captioned * School boards and Non-Profit 40% discount
|#16191/1725 FINDING YOUR ROOTS Season 2|
The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of Season 2 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Continuing on the quest begun in his previous projects, African American Lives, African American Lives 2, Faces of America, and the first season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Gates finds new ways to, as he says, "get into the DNA of American culture".
|#15668/0685 FIRE IN THE BLOOD: A Tale of Medicine, Monopoly and Malice|
*Official Selection: 2013 Sundance Film Festival and New Zealand Film Festival FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the true story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south in the 1990s - leading to the preventable deaths of at least ten million people -- and how a remarkable coalition of people came together to stop them.
|#14496/1334 FIRES THAT BURN (THE): The Life and Work of Sister Elaine MacInnes|
This documentary explores the extraordinary life and work of Sister Elaine MacInnes - professional musician, Roman Catholic nun, Zen master, and her present-day campaign to get meditation teachers into prisons across Canada, Sister Elaine has challenged the Establishment for the spiritual betterment of the underprivileged and redefined the spiritual experience.
|#15946/0899 FORGOTTEN SPACE (THE)|
*WINNER OF MANY AWARDS (see list) "About containerization and all of its social implications, and not about the container itself... the film's power lies in the way it depicts a range of spaces that are 'forgotten' amidst the mobilities of global capitalism ... invaluable" Philip E. Steinberg, Society and Space The "forgotten space" of this essay is the sea, the oceans through which 90% of the world's cargo now passes. At the heart of this space is the container box, which, since its invention in the 1950s, has become one of the most important mechanisms for the global spread of capitalism. The film follows the container box along the international supply chain, from ships to barges, trains, and trucks, mapping the byzantine networks that connect producers to consumers (and more and more frequently, producing nations to consuming ones). Employing a wide range of materials and styles, from interviews to classic film clips, essayistic voiceover to observational footage, THE FORGOTTEN SPACE provides a panoramic portrait of the new global economy and a compelling argument about why it must change.
|#13177/0635 FULL COVER GIRL: How Fundamentalism and Democracy Are Eroding Women's Rights in Iraq|
To veil or not to veil, that is the question! Under Saddam Iraqi women were among the most fully secularized in the Moslem world. Filmed on location in war-torn Baghdad, this program exposes the deteriorating state of women's rights as fundamentalist Islamic and burgeoning democratic ideals bury the secular principles that had empowered Iraqi women for decades.
|#14751/0405 GENERATION NEXT 2.0|
What distinguishes the members of Generation Next from their predecessors? This program - a sequel to the celebrated public television documentary GENERATION NEXT - looks at the beliefs, concerns, and goals that galvanize young people today.
|#10883/0635 HOMELESS: A Teen Perspective|
Everyone has seen them. Some feel sorry for them; some feel anger towards them! Most simply ignore teenagers who live on the street, who are homeless whether by their own choosing or through no fault of their own. But how many of us understand the full dimension of what it means to be a homeless teen and what it takes to get off the street? Viewers learn something of the experience from the inside.
*Official Selection, Documentary Fortnight 2014, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) *Best Film, 2012 Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema Housemaids are an integral part of the household in Brazil, and participate in the day-to-day life of the family. The employment of housemaids is almost obligatory among the middle and upper classes of the country. The vast majority of these housemaids are black women, who face high levels of inequality based on their gender, race and social class. Their role in the household raises important questions about public and private space, endurance and choice, and labor and family life. For HOUSEMAIDS, director Gabriel Mascaro asked seven adolescents to film their family's housemaids for one week, and hand the footage over to him. Their images uncover the complex relationship that exists between housemaids and their employers, a relationship that confuses intimacy and power in the workplace and provides us with an insight into the echoes of a colonial past that linger in contemporary Brazil. HOUSEMAIDS exposes and explores a hidden daily reality of Brazilian life.
|#14313/0795 HOUSING FIRST: The Pathways Model to End Homelessness for People with Mental Illness and Addiction (DVD and Manual)
Research proves that the "Housing First" approach is more effective than traditional models at dramatically reducing homelessness among those with mental health and substance use disorders. The manual provides a solid foundation for introducing this evidence-based approach. The DVD illustrates the concepts presented in the manual, offering client success stories, helpful tips, and model teams in action.
|#15395/1416 IN CIRCLES|
Can convicted sex offenders be successfully and safely re-integrated into society or do they have to be kept isolated and marginalized? Fear and loathing prevails in many places today with regards to these offences but is keeping those who have been released on the run or hiding out really the best solution? This video offers some alternative thinking on this controversial subject.
|#16115/1725 IN DEFENSE OF FOOD: An Eater's Manifesto|
"Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants." With those seven words, journalist Michael Pollan distills a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially-driven Western diet. Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?
|#15739/0405 IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE TO DO NOTHING: Prison, Recidivism, and Remediation|
The math, according to many experts, is simple: it costs $75,000 a year to incarcerate a nonviolent offender but only $5,000 to help that individual live productively in freedom. Meanwhile, the number of Americans behind bars has reached an astonishing level with virtually no sign of falling. This film explores the troubling realities that lie behind those statistics - the revolving door of institutionalization, the complexities of reform, and the frequent disregard for programs that can help ex-offenders succeed in society.
|#15803/0203 KEEPING HOCKEY IN CHECK|
For many families, especially in Canada, minor league hockey has turned from a wholesome pastime to a competitive, cutthroat sport. This program profiles families who have struggled to keep their love for hockey in check.
|#15254/1416 LAND OF OPPORTUNITY|
Through the eyes of urban planners, community organizers, displaced youth, immigrant workers, and public housing residents, this verité-style documentary reveals how the story of the tumultuous reconstruction of New Orleans is the story of urban America: how democratic processes can fail us, how economic crisis can pull the rug out from under us, and how (im)migration can prove to be a complicated bargain. As cities all over the world struggle to recover from disaster, whether economic, natural, or man-made, the lessons of post-Katrina New Orleans have only become more urgent.
|#15592/1725 LIFE AND DEATH IN ASSISTED LIVING|
More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation with ProPublica, FRONTLINE examines the operations of the nation's largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.
|#15804/0203 LIFE ON THE CORNER|
A look at help that is being provided to prostitutes in the Vancouver red light district. This is happening among the backdrop of 60 murders that have happened in that area.
|#15727/1725 LISTENING IS AN ACT OF LOVE|
The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Presents stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives.
|#15743/0605 LOST FOR LIFE: A Documentary About Juveniles Who Are Serving Life in Prison without Parole|
A documentary about juveniles who are serving life in prison without parole. All are guilty of first-degree murder. The film examines the sometimes unanswerable questions: What is justice when a kid kills? Can a horrific act place a life beyond redemption? Are there alternatives for kids like these? Or do we simply dispose of them? *CC
|#16122/0687 MATICES (PERSPECTIVES) LABOUR MIGRATION and MIGRANTS (2 Programs)|
Mexican immigration to Canada has been occurring continuously for decades or longer, even if not noticeably to most Canadians. Mainly immigrants travel to Canada from Mexico to work in agricultural production on temporary summer permits and return home for winter. These two documentaries - written, produced and directed by Mexican Aaraón Díaz Mendiburo - investigate this phenomenon. The first called MATRICES (PERSPECTIVES): "TEMPORARY" MIGRATION IN CANADA analyzes Canadian attitudes and perspectives held by Canadians who come into contact with this labour force. Some are negative or utilitarian but also many positive. who appreciate the tremendous effort made by these immigrants to help themselves and their families to achieve a better quality of life. 54 minutes, 2011 The second called MIGRANTS: THOSE WHO COME FROM WITHIN looks to the other end of the journey to see how the departure of this labour force on a regular basis affects a perhaps typical Mexican town named Cuijingo. The important financial rewards as well as the significant social repercussions are revealed. 45 minutes, 2007
|#15207/0685 MIC CHECK: Documentary Shorts from the Occupy Movement|
This powerful collection of short films, made by Occupy protestors on the ground, tells the story of the movement in real time. When thousands of people concerned about growing economic inequality gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York City on September 17, 2011, there was little indication that they would fundamentally transform American political debate and ignite a full-scale national and global protest movement. But within a year, the Occupy Wall Street protestors had done just that.
"A bold work of cinematic journalism and a gripping human interest story, Mothers is highly recommended." Libertas Film Magazine "Masterful... a most astonishing film!" Next Projection Mothers is a gripping cinema vérité documentary that shows how China's one-child policy plays out in the daily lives of women in a northern Chinese village. *Sub-Titled
|#12788/1725 NEW ASYLUMS (THE)|
Emmy Nominated! There are nearly half a million mentally ill people serving time in prisons and jails. As sheriffs and prison wardens become the unexpected and ill-equipped gatekeepers of this burgeoning population, they raise a troubling new concern: are jails and prisons our new asylums? Frontline goes inside the prison system to present a searing exploration of the complex and growing topic of mental health behind bars.
|#15947/0899 OUR DAILY POISON|
"A superb blend of archival footage and documentation, as well as personal and expert interviews. ...It offers a fascinating and somewhat horrifying look at the production of food across the globe as it makes its way from farmers' fields to our plates. The cinematography and sound quality are excellent. OUR DAILY POISON would make a great addition to any library, public, academic, or classroom collection. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" Educational Media Reviews Online Cancers, autoimmune and reproductive disorders are all on the rise. Could the cause be the 100,000 novel molecules introduced into the environment over the last 70 years? OUR DAILY POISON is a hard-hitting, in-depth investigation into everyday products and the broken systems regulating them.
|#15839/1416 PASSIONATE POLITICS: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch|
Professor Charlotte Bunch's work focuses on the application of feminist theory to public policy questions, particularly at the global level. Her current investigations center on developing an analysis and understanding of human rights that incorporates women's lives more fully and utilizes the question of violence against women as a way of exploring the parameters of their issues both theoretically and practically. Her other public policy work has focused on issues of gender and international development. *Includes 48-page Discussion Guide *Sub-Titles
|#16013/1725 PATH APPEARS (A)|
A PATH APPEARS, from the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, follows intrepid reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and actor/advocates Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and United States as they uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them. Through heartrending, inspiring storytelling, A PATH APPEARS will take viewers on a journey across the globe, to drive home the universality of gender inequality and the roots of vulnerability. The series will lead viewers to a deeper understanding of these critical issues and the proven methods of bringing about change. Episode 1: SEX TRAFFICKING IN THE USA Episode 2: BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY Episode 3: VIOLENCE AND SOLUTIONS
|#15258/1725 POOR KIDS|
Follows three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, POOR KIDS is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country's future. *Includes sub-titles
|#15407/0635 POVERTY IN AMERICA (6 Programs)|
Combining scholarly analysis with a human-centered approach, this six-part series looks at the causes and effects of economic hardship in the United States while suggesting ways for society to combat the cycle of poverty. Situational, multigenerational, elder, and child poverty are all addressed.
|#16187/0685 PRIDE DENIED: Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics|
PRIDE DENIED tells the story of how corporate sponsors coopted the concept of LGBTQ pride, turning it into a feel-good brand and blunting its radical political edge. Drawing on the insights of activists, artists, and educators, PRIDE DENIED makes a compelling case for returning to the progressive political activism and grassroots community support that characterized the early LGBT rights movement. *English Sub-Titles
|#15094/0405 PROBLEM WITH GENETICALLY-MODIFIED SEEDS (THE)|
Bill Moyers talks with scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva about the consequences of genetically modified seeds to the world's food supply. These seeds - considered "intellectual property" by the big companies who own the patents - are globally marketed to monopolize food production and profits. Opponents claim they harm the environment, are more costly, and leave local farmers deep in debt as well as totally dependent on suppliers.
|#15664/0685 PROTECTION: Masculinity and Condom Use in Sub-Saharan Africa|
HIV/AIDS has ravaged entire populations in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet educational efforts to prevent the acceleration of the epidemic continue to clash with traditional cultural attitudes that view protected sex as unmanly. PROTECTION provides a fascinating look at the origins of these attitudes, and examines how they are being kept alive by a set of hyper masculine myths that extol risk taking as an emblem of strength, virility, and potency. An eye-opening exploration of what it will take to make real and transformative change.
|#16188/0635 REDEFINING WHAT'S SEXY IN AN ERA OF SEXTING, SNAPCHAT AND PORN|
GIRLS AND SEX author Peggy Orenstein interviewed more than 70 young women, many of whom equated sexiness with empowerment. *Closed Captioned
|#12789/1725 RELEASED (THE)|
In this follow up to the groundbreaking film THE NEW ASYLUMS, Frontline examines what happens to the mentally ill when they leave prison and why they return at such alarming rates. The intimate stories of the released - along with interviews with parole officers, social workers, and psychiatrists - provide a rare look at the lives of the mentally ill as they struggle to stay out of prison and reintegrate into society.
|#15591/1725 RETIREMENT GAMBLE (THE)|
Ten trillion dollars in Americans’ retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special Money, Power and Wall Street, FRONTLINE raises troubling questions about how America’s financial institutions protect our savings.
|#14239/2010 SELF NEGLECT: What We Can Learn from the Mary Northern Case|
Putting a human face on one of the most complex and important self-neglect cases of our time, this program introduces us to Mary Northern - a 72 year old woman with gangrene in her lower legs, who refuses surgery, insisting her legs were just dirty. Delves into the tough issues of capacity and competence, and provides an informative look at the ethical, legal, social, financial, and mental health concerns involved in serving the best interests of vulnerable older adults.
|#6648/0275 SHELTER FROM THE STORM|
The number of homeless people has increased dramatically since the mid-1990s and we haven't seen this kind of destitution since the Great Depression. What can advocates for homeless people do to really change anything? This documentary follows one organization (Toronto shantytown - Tent City) in its behind-the-scenes activity - the strategizing, the debates and the actions - putting homelessness into the public arena and pushing governments to act.
|#15357/0605 SLOW FOOD REVOLUTION|
"In a sense the Slow Food Movement is the antithesis of globalization and genetically modified foods - those forces that try to make the world uniform and flat. Highly Recommended" Janis Tyhurst, Reference Librarian, George Fox University, for EMRO Traditional foods are at risk of disappearing forever, as a speed-obsessed world turns increasingly to fast foods. To counter this trend, there is an international gastro-economic movement known as Slow Food. Its aim is to protect traditional culture, the environment and biodiversity by encouraging regional food production.
|#16031/0880 SOCIAL CLASS|
Defines social class, considers the significance of social class distinctions, and discusses the importance of social class in society. Also introduces basic concepts of social class, explains sociological perspectives, and examines such foundational perspectives on social class as functionalism and the ideas of Marx and Weber. The program also explores the effects of social class on U.S. culture and considers its effects in America. *Closed Captioned
|#16032/0880 SOCIAL STRATIFICATION|
This program introduces social stratification and examines its definition and study. Discusses models of stratification in different societies and historical periods, examines the stratification theories of Marx and Weber, differentiates between achieved and ascriptive stratification, and looks at examples of stratification in societies around the world. *Closed Captioned
|#15306/0685 SOUL FOOD JUNKIES: A Film about Family, Food, and Tradition|
"Soul Food Junkies is a thoughtful, emotionally riveting, and historically grounded film. Byron Hurt masterfully strikes a delicate balance in understanding how food is both a site of inequality and deeply treasured cultural tradition. Though rooted in African American culinary culture, it speaks to the universal themes of love, loss and well-being." Imani Perry | Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets. Presents an absorbing and ultimately inspiring look at the cultural politics of food and the complex interplay between identity, taste, power, and health.
|#15934/1416 SPERM DONOR X: A Different Conception - Challenging Older Ideas about Making a Family|
It's not like most little girls think "oh I can't wait to grow up and pick my sperm over the Internet." But the truth is right now only 6% of American children will grow up in a "traditional family" and we're lucky to have some of the best reproductive options worldwide. Director Deirdre Fishel takes an intimate, behind the scenes look at her own experiences and that of three other diverse women as they go on a trip they never imagined--to try to have children solo using donor sperm. A powerful tool for courses in Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies and Gender Studies.
|#15757/1416 STILL DOING IT! The Intimate Lives of Women Over 65|
Flying in the face of this culture's extreme ageism, STILL DOING IT explores the lives of older women. Partnered, single, straight, gay, black and white; nine extraordinary women, age 67-87, express with startling honesty and humor how they feel about themselves, sex and love in later life and the poignant realities of aging. Women over 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population. STILL DOING IT looks at this society's complex relationship to women and aging with surprising and revelatory results *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL PRICE FOR SCHOOLS & NON-PROFITS ***
|#15966/1290 STOP TRAFFICK: Human Trafficking in America|
Human trafficking is the business of slavery - buying, owing, and selling people - and there are more people facing this reality today than at any other point in history. Uncover the horrifying and heartbreaking underworld of human slavery through this fictional short film. While the story accurately illustrates trafficking in America, it also demonstrates there is plenty of reason to hope. The tide is turning. We CAN end modern-day slavery in our lifetime.*Closed CaptionedGrades 6 to A
|#14437/0635 SUBURBAN AMERICA: Problems and Promise|
Filmed in a wide range of suburban and metropolitan areas, this program presents a dynamic and thought-provoking exploration of American suburbia, including its genesis and history, its dramatic political and social evolution, and its developmental challenges. Viewers are guided through specific issues facing the nation's suburban landscape.
Ten years ago, it was hailed as the defining breakthrough in modern policing - a weapon that would allow police to subdue - even the largest and scariest people on the planet - without engaging in violent confrontation - a 21st century weapon that would temporarily incapacitate 100% of the time, but never kill. Today, critics, such as Amnesty International, believe the Taser® may be responsible for the deaths of more than 400 people in North America - 27 of them in Canada. The weapon's proponents say it has probably saved thousands of lives over the past decade. At the heart of the matter is that both claims may be true.
|#15776/0635 UNBREAKABLE: One Girl Changing the World - The Story of Malala|
"They cannot stop me. I will get my education", declares Malala Yousafzai in this riveting ABC News interview, filmed in the wake of the young activist’s 2013 trip to the United States. Her resoluteness and courage are unmistakable, but as she speaks with reporter Diane Sawyer about her mission and her near-fatal confrontation with the Taliban, Malala’s quite understandable fear and vulnerability also emerge. From her family and cultural background to her vision of a world in which education is available to all, Malala’s presence on camera is truly compelling and leaves no doubt as to her significance in the global struggle for women’s rights.
|#15911/0615 UNVEILED: Muslim Women Talk about Hijab|
*Winner of Many Awards! (UN)VEILED introduces the audience to ten Muslim women from various backgrounds who now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Their discussion about hijab, the headscarf, revolves around a lecture on the same topic that was banned last minute but delivered anyway. In a time when Islam and especially Muslim women are represented as monolithic and beset by backwardness, the women in (un)veiled show the diverse, lively, argumentative debates in Muslim societies about the meanings of modernity, emancipation, and feminism. Dubai, where the filmmaker lived for eight months, becomes a character in itself, showing the complex face of a contemporary Arab city. * Includes Study Guide
|#15937/1725 VACCINES: Calling the Shots|
Many people have questions about the safety of vaccines, and in some communities, vaccination rates have fallen below the level needed to maintain "herd immunity" - allowing outbreaks to take hold and spread. This film draws on the latest, best available evidence to help find the answers. Highlighting real cases and placing them in historical context, VACCINES: CALLING THE SHOTS traces outbreaks of communicable diseases and demonstrates just how fast they can spread - and how many people can fall sick - when a community's immunity barrier falls.Grades 9 to A
|#15579/0605 WHAT KILLED KEVIN? Defining Workplace Bullying|
One summer morning, Kevin Morrissey, managing editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review, walked to an abandoned coal tower, then dialed 911 to report a shooting before turning his gun on himself. After hearing evidence of discord between Kevin and his boss, Kevin’s sister Maria contacted the Workplace Bullying Institute and agreed to use Kevin’s case to pursue protective legislation. What Killed Kevin? is a documentary that ultimately questions the nature of bullying itself.
|#12180/0635 WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Instinctive Reactions and What They Reveal (3 Programs)|
Which is it? Shut up or speak up? Get involved or look the other way? Stick your neck out or it's none of your business? This thought- and discussion-provoking video series observes (real) ordinary people finding themselves in situations that require them to make these kinds of judgments/decisions. Witnessing the bad or even criminal behavior of others, whether the victim is an individual or society as a whole, calls for a response, even if that response is ignoring said behavior. Three 50-minute programs: CONFRONTING DISCRIMINATION AND PREJUDICE STANDING UP AS A CITIZEN OPPOSING AGGRESSION AND BULLYING So WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
|#15950/0899 WHAT'S FOR DINNER?|
Meat is now central to billions of people's daily meals. The environmental, climate, public health, ethical, and human impacts are enormous and remain largely undocumented. WHAT'S FOR DINNER? explores this terrain in fast-globalizing China through the eyes of a retired pig farmer in rural Jiangxi province; a vegan restaurateur in Beijing; a bullish young livestock entrepreneur; and residents of the province known as the 'world's factory' contending with water polluted by wastes from pig factory farms. They personalize the vast trends around them, in a country on the cusp of becoming a world power. Given that every fifth person in the world is Chinese, what the Chinese eat and how China produces its food, affects not only China, but the world, too. *SUB-TITLED IN ENGLISH WINNER OF MANY AWARDS Official Selection, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, Washington, DC Official Selection, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca, NY Official Selection, Osian's-Cinefan Festival 2012, New Delhi, India Official Selectin, Awareness Film Festival 2011, Los Angeles, California Official Selection, Green Film Festival 2011, Seoul, South Korea Official Selection, San Diego Asian Film Festival 2011, San Diego, Californi
|#15528/1725 WOMEN, WAR AND PEACE|
This bold five-part series challenges conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. With depth and complexity, this series spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan, and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframing our understanding of modern warfare. Follow the changing roles of women as partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict.
|#16081/0635 WORK-LIFE BALANCE: Success and Happiness in an Always-Connected World|
Not so long ago, people used to go to school or work, then had the rest of the day to enjoy their personal lives. But in today’s always-connected world, work life and home life are blending. This video looks at the phenomenon with an eye for keeping a proper balance that leads to happiness, health and success both at home and at work. It presents strategies for coping with stress, taking responsibility, being organized, managing time and maintaining focus with interviews with experts, professionals, seasoned telecommuters and students. *Closed Captioned
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