Sociology


New! America's Untold Immigration Story 3 min.

When you think of America's immigration story, you think of Ellis Island New York... right? Think again, because over 2,500 miles away is Angel Island, where immigrants coming into the West Coast were processed for entry to the US, but it was an experience that was anything but welcoming.

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New! Barbara Henry: Teaching Ruby Bridges 3 min.

In the 1960s, Black schoolgirl Ruby Bridges and White teacher Barbara Henry showed America the true power of racial integration in the classroom.

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New! David Pharaoh Asserts Indigenous Rights 3 min.

Montaukett leader David Pharaoh fought for indigenous land rights – and established a lasting legacy as the founder of America’s first Montaukett school.

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New! Wong Kim Ark's Fight for Birthright Citizenship 3 min.

By taking on the US government and winning, Wong Kim Ark ensured that the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution granted citizenship to every American by birth, regardless of their race or ethnicity.

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New! Decolonizing Mental Health 30 min.

Decolonizing Mental Health dismantles the racism that underscores the mental healthcare industry. By focusing its gaze on the transformative work of therapists and individuals of color, it calls for a redressal of the ways in which we define psychiatric illness and health.

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New! Big Cities Are Past Their Prime: A Debate 48 min.

New York. Los Angeles. Chicago. Call them America's "superstars." With huge, diverse populations, these urban hubs have long reigned as the nation's economic, social, and cultural capitals. But big cities have also been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the coronavirus shut down much of the United States in early 2020, "Zoom towns" sprang up across the country as professionals left u...

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New! Talking Black in America 142 min.

This documentary series explores the most controversial and misunderstood language variety in the United States: African American Language (AAL). With the perspectives of everyday people and the guidance of?historians, linguists, and educators, the series showcases the history of the language, the symbolic role it plays in the lives of African Americans, and the tremendous impact on the language a...

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New! Talking Black in America: Roots 58 min.

A celebration of African-American resiliency, creativity, and ingenuity, this program finds a connection of the spirit among the peoples and societies of West Africa and the African Diaspora. Filmed in Ghana, the Bahamas, and throughout the United States, it is the third program in the Emmy Award winning Talking Black in America series of interrelated documentaries on African-American language and...

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New! Pandemic Perspectives 92 min.

This documentary offers a unique and important window into core societal issues illuminated by the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was filmed remotely using local film crews during the Omicron variant outbreak and features short, thought-provoking clips of 32 leading experts in the fields of public health, psychology, sociology, philosophy, political theory, history, law, science, education, and medicine.

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New! COVID and Anxiety 6 min.

This brief program considers the impact of COVID-19 on rates of anxiety around the world.

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