Sociology


New! Social Theory and Crime 21 min.

For many criminologists, you can't explain crime just by looking at the characteristics offenders, you also have to consider the role social, cultural & environmental influences. This film brilliantly captures the essence of three of the major social theories of crime and looks at their continuing relevance to the study and control of crime in contemporary societies. Strain Theory and the American...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

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! 1968: A Year of War, Turmoil & Beyond 47 min.

In January 1968, a surprise attack by the North Vietnamese, known as the Tet Offensive, convinced many Americans that the war was not going to end very soon. Large scale opposition flared against theJohnson administration and its policies. Federal troops put down race riots while bitter protests erupted on campuses in the USA. In Paris that May, there was a “social revolution”. In Germany, a stude...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! The More We Evolve, the Less We Need God: A Debate 90 min.

Does God have a place in 21st-century human affairs? For many, the answer is yes. Belief in a higher power is the foundation of human consciousness, they argue, and helps drive social, political, and scientific progress. Further, some claim, humans require faith to lead moral lives and are genetically predisposed to embrace religion. Others are far more skeptical. No evidence of God exists, they a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

King In The Wilderness 112 min.

From award-winning director/producer Peter Kunhardt, King in the Wilderness follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the volatile last three years of his life, from the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to his assassination in April 1968. Drawing on revelatory stories from his inner circle of friends, the film provides a clear window into the civil rights leader’s character, showing him t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Traffic Stop 31 min.

From the two-time Peabody Award-winning team of director Kate Davis and producer David Heilbroner (The Newburgh Sting, Stonewall Uprising), this haunting and compelling Academy Award®-nominated, 30-minute, documentary short tells the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas, who was stopped in 2015 for a routine traffic violation—an encounter that esc...

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

New! Diana: The People's Princess 20 Years On 73 min.

Two decades after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the mere mention of her name can still provoke emotion, reflection, and a flood of memories of a special person, who had a special place in all of our hearts. In this program, we remember her origins; how she overcame a childhood of distant parents and shyness to become a superstar known throughout the world.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Escape From Syria: Rania's Odyssey 23 min.

Rania Mustafa Ali, 20, filmed her journey from the ruins of Kobane in Syria to Austria, showing what many refugees face on their perilous journey to Europe. She ischeated by smugglers, teargassed and beaten at the Macedonian border, and risks drowning in the Mediterranean—traveling in a boat meant to hold 15 people but stuffed with over 50. Those with disabilities are carried across raging rivers...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! The Fight 30 min.

Disabled individuals marched across the Andes Mountains into La Paz and encountered riot police, barricades, tear gas, and water cannons. The protestors live on the streets, attempting to enter Plaza Murillo to meet with President Evo Morales.The government refuses to discuss their request for a pension of $70 a month and the protestors suspend themselves from the city's bridges in their wheelchai...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017