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Films on Demand
Films on Demand provides high-quality video with academic, vocational and life-skills content. Streaming video is available in a variety of subject areas.
The Damm Family in Their Car, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1987
Crime and Punishments
Produced by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, this program explores what is meant by "cruel and unusual punishment". This includes a discussion of sentencing and the death penalty.
This emotionally charged program profiles four young women attempting to recover from anorexia nervosa. Ranging in age from 14 to 25, they struggle to gain weight while dealing with associated conditions such as osteoporosis and depression, family dysfunctionality, and a mindset that equates starvation with self-control.
Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Study
Discusses a prison simulation experiment conducted in 1971 with students at Stanford University. Documentary includes new film, flashback editing, and follow-ups 20-years later; reveals the chronology of the transition of good into evil, of normal into the abnormal. "Quiet Rage should be seen by everyone unaware of the psychologically crippling effects of imprisonment on both jailers and the jailed." (Hans Sherrer, 2003)
People Like Us: Social Class in America
How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. Travels across the U.S. to present stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices.
On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying
In this acclaimed four-part series, veteran PBS journalist Bill Moyers reports on the growing movement in America to improve care for people who are dying. Using interviews and research from across the country, each program describes the intimate experiences of patients, families, and caregivers as they struggle to infuse life's ultimate rite of passage with compassion and comfort.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
This video explores the political life of Noam Chomsky, focusing on Chomsky’s analysis of the hidden use of ideological manipulation in democratic societies.
Killing Us Softly 3:Advertising's Image of Women
Discusses the manner in which women continue to be portrayed by advertising and the effects this has on their images of themselves.
Genocide: From the Bible to Present Day
In this program a variety of experts analyze Biblical accounts and some of the earliest documented examples of genocide, as in the Athenian siege of Melos in 416 B.C., to explore the psychology that motivates such violence. This grim survey looks at the extermination of Tasmanians, Native Americans, Namibia's Herero tribe, and the Armenians.
Eyes on the Prize
This video looks at the events and individuals that brought the civil rights movement, born in the south, to the rest of the United States. The video covers events from 1965 to the 1980s.