Communication


New! Fake Famous 87 min.

Followers, likes, comments – these are the currencies of fame today. But can the 140 million Instagram users boasting over 100,000 followers all be considered famous? To answer this question, former reporter for the New York Times and Vanity Fair Nick Bilton and a team of social media experts, casting agents, and stylists recruit three starryeyed Los Angeles transplants to participate in a social...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Signing Black in America 28 min.

This is the first documentary about Black ASL: the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities. Black ASL today conveys an identity and sense of belonging that mirrors spoken language varieties of the African American hearing community. The program highlights the different uses of space, hand use, directional moveme...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! American Masters: Walter Winchell - The Power of Gossip 54 min.

Meet Walter Winchell, the columnist, radio commentator and TV personality who pioneered the gossip driven and politically charged journalism that dominates today. At his peak, his audience was 50 million, two out of three American adults.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Disruption 55 min.

Host Niall Ferguson focuses on the great network revolution of our time and one that happened 500 years ago – the Protestant Reformation. With the help of experts in network theory and historical precedent, Ferguson untangles important issues including why social media networks polarize us, why some ideas go viral, and why truth itself is at a disadvantage.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Networld War 55 min.

Host Niall Ferguson focuses on the geopolitics of our interconnected world. With lessons from the fight against terrorism in Iraq, Russian attempts to divide Americans through social media and the rise of an internet-powered surveillance state in China, Ferguson shows how our democracies are under threat from forces that exploit and weaponize the social networks we invented.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Niall Ferguson’s Networld 165 min.

In this groundbreaking series hosted by Niall Ferguson and based on his bestselling book "The Square and the Tower", Ferguson visits network theorists, social scientists and data analysts to explore the history of social networks. Ferguson demonstrates how human behavior, disruptive technology and profit can energize ideas and communication, ultimately changing the world.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Winner Takes All 55 min.

By looking at lessons from Victorian telegraph pioneers, Cold War history, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and George Orwell's 1984, host Niall Ferguson tells the story of how a decentralized, not-for-profit worldwide web shape-shifted to become a highly profitable network controlled by a tiny elite selling our attention for billions of dollars to the world's advertisers.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News 96 min.

This eye-opening documentary sheds light on the rising phenomenon of “fake news” in the U.S. and the real-life threat that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Anthony Mann 47 min.

Film Director Anthony Mann, born in 1906, is best remembered for his work in the film noir. He directed films for a variety of production companies, from RKO to MGM, and worked with many major stars of the era. He made several Westerns with James Stewart, such as Winchester '73 (1950), and he was the director of the medieval epic El Cid (1961), working with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren. He als...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Brian De Palma 47 min.

American Film Director and Screen Writer, Brian De Palma was born in 1940 in New Jersey, USA. With a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his work in the suspense, psychological thriller, and crime drama genres with box office hits such as Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), and Mission: Impossible (1996), as well as Blow Out (1981), Body...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020