Education


New! A Dangerous Son 86 min.

One in 10 American children suffers from a serious emotional disturbance and over 17 million have experienced a psychiatric disorder. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus, A Dangerous Son focuses primarily on three families in crisis, each struggling with a child’s severe mental illness and desperately seeking treatment in the face of limited resources and support. Interspersed with inte...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Columbus in America 90 min.

This film explores how the man who first brutalized indigenous people in the New World became a hero, and questions his place in American culture. With instant access to information, students today are challenging traditional representations of Christopher Columbus, bringing issues of imperialism, colonialism, racism, greed, religion, and human rights into sharp focus.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Recovery High 19 min.

A unique school's main entry requirement is that students must be addicts. This ABC News film introduces the lives of three students with three different addiction battles.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Video Games Will Make Us Smarter: A Debate 96 min.

Do video games make players smarter? As these games grow in popularity, some game creators are tackling global issues, such as poverty, climate change, and international diplomacy. Playing these socially and politically oriented games, they argue, allows users to build tangible skills in handling crises and solving critical problems. But others see the multibillion-dollar gaming industry, dominate...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Charter Schools Are Overrated: A Debate 97 min.

Since 1991, when Minnesota passed the first charter school law, companies and individuals have established private schools using public funds. These private charter schools caught on across the country and have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education, particularly for underserved students in urban areas. From 2004 to 2014 alone, charter school enrollment increased...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Future Proof 44 min.

There are startling and credible predictions that more than five million Australian jobs will simply disappear in the next 15 years, as a result of technology. Many of the jobs our kids will do haven't been invented yet. In this film, we meet the kids giving up their weekends to learn the computer coding skills they say they're not being taught at school, and explore the schools who believe they'r...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Unraveling Zero Tolerance 12 min.

Over the last 30 years, schools across the country have enacted tough new discipline policies. Some of those schools say they went too far.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

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

Communities as Classrooms 29 min.

This program follows producer Bob Gliner as he introduces an educational experiment in participatory democracy at four schools in El Salvador that can serve as a model here in the U.S. --- where viewers see students become actively engaged in solving problems in their own communities, not as an extra-curricular activity, but as part of learning math, language, writing and other basic educational s...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Free Speech Is Threatened on Campus: A Debate 91 min.

Protests have erupted on university campuses across the country. College students are speaking out against racism, bigotry, and offensive language, which, they claim, fosters an unwelcoming, sometimes hostile, learning environment. Opponents, however, charge that their demands have gone too far, creating an atmosphere of intolerance that limits intellectual discourse and silences unpopular points...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016