Philosophy & Religion


Reclaiming Hope 15: Dr. Fredrick J. Streets 22 min.

Dr. Frederick J Streets discusses his hopes for the United States after September 11th, 2001. Agreeing to be re-interviewed in 2016, the former chaplain of Yale University explains how the country has changed in the past 15 years and addressing lingering concerns. Topics include: anxiety, resillence, tolerance, patience, and hatred.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Reclaiming Hope in a Changed World…Plus 15 30 min.

Experts and survivors discuss the impact of the attacks on September 11th, 2001. Topics include: behavioral changes, shock, confusion, hatred, and hopes for the future.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Yoga: The Divinity of Grace 33 min.

Yoga is the challenging study of consciousness itself, understanding one’s body, understanding one’s emotions, understanding one’s mind and beyond that, understanding one’s true self. Conquering the fretful disturbances of the world around, great thinkers researched deep into the self. This was an epic project, spread across many centuries. A science of life was developed. To help us to know ourse...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Is It Closing Time for Zoos? 53 min.

For thousands of years we have taken animals out of the wilderness and put them in caged enclosures for our own amusement. However, with our contemporary understanding about the complexity of animal behavior, and the fact that most of us can see animals in their natural environment on TV, can we really justify keeping them in cages? In this film Liz Bonnin, a PhD student at the Zoological Society...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Freud: Genius of the Modern World 60 min.

Sigmund Freud was dubbed the “Father of psychoanalysis.” And certainly no other individual exploration of the human condition has had such a lasting and profound effect on the understanding of the psyche. His work changed the climate and the context in which we understand our lives, as well as the landscape of the inner workings of the human mind. The program begins in Vienna. Sigmund Freud arrive...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Genius of the Modern World 180 min.

Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Sigmund Freud changed the landscape of the modern world. Together they re-imagined global economics, questioned the very foundations of morality and society, and unravelled the workings of the human mind. They were all born in the 19th century, a pivotal, tumultuous age that witnessed revolutions in industry, technology, and politics. Old certainties were breaki...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Marx: Genius of the Modern World 59 min.

Karl Marx was a man who lived a life of contradiction: An angry agitator who spent years in scholarly silence in the British Library Reading Room. A family man who got the housekeeper pregnant. A brilliant mind who argued against exploitation, but lived off wealth exploited from workers in Engel’s family mills. Yet despite the paradoxes, this philosopher’s ideas had a greater influence in a shorte...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Nietzsche: Genius of the Modern World 60 min.

The 19th century philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most brilliant and dangerous minds of the 19th century. His uncompromising and often brutal ideas smashed the comfortable presuppositions and assumptions of religion, morality, and science. His was a world not just bereft of God, but almost of humanity—breathtaking in both its post-religious starkness and its originality. In this epi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Birth of World Religions: Civilizations and Ideas 15 min.

The world’s major religions and philosophies have their origins in ancient civilizations – and while much has changed since then, countless millions of people through history have maintained a faith and belief in religious principles and teachings that have remained unchanged for millennia. This charming program on the origins, sacred texts and beliefs of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Welcome to the Mosque 60 min.

East London Mosque is one of the largest in Europe – over a quarter of a million people walk through its doors during the month of Ramadan, and up to 7,000 fill its walls for Friday prayers. But for most people outside, it’s a place of mystery. Having documented radical Islam in My Brother the Islamist and My Brother the Terrorist, filmmaker Robb Leech now asks what it’s like to be an ordinary Mus...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015