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6 generations

Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2011Ernestine De Soto is a Chumash Native American whose mother Mary Yee was the last speaker of her native Barbareño language. In 6 generations, her family reaches back to the days the Spanish arrived in Santa Barbara and made first contact. Ernestine tells this history from the perspective of her female ancestors, making her a unique link with the past. Famous anthropologist John Peabody Harrington, whose work focused on native peoples of California, started research with her family in 1913...
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A Dangerous Son

Originally produced by HBO Documentary Films® in 2018One 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 interviews with mental-health experts and advocates - including Dr. Thomas Insel, former director of...
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A Hard Day's Night

Originally produced by Criterion Collection/Janus Films in 1964Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day's Night, in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever...
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A House Divided

Originally produced by Divided Films in 2016Norman Lear explores the housing divide in New York City, where he is confronted by one of the nation's starkest images of inequality: a record number of homeless people living in the shadows of luxury skyscrapers filled with apartments purposely being kept empty. The creator of "All in the Family," "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons" speaks with tenants, realtors, homeless people, housing activists, landlords and ...
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A suitable girl

Originally produced by The Marriage Brokers in 2017A SUITABLE GIRL follows three young Indian women struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. Documenting the arranged marriage and matchmaking process in verite for over four years, the film examines the women's complex relationship with marriage, family, and society.
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A Taste of Honey

Originally produced by Shout Factory in 1961Jo is a working-class British teenager, living with her drink-sodden, libertine mother. Denied affection by her selfish parent, Jo is pushed further in the background when her mum impulsively marries her latest boyfriend. The girl takes a job at a shoe store, then moves in with her kindly homosexual employer.. The two lost souls live in harmony until Jo becomes pregnant after a casual affair with a black sailor. Her flatmate comes to the rescue by offering to look after the baby...
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A Weave of Time: The Story of a Navajo Family

Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1986A Weave of Time powerfully documents 50 years and four generations of change in one Navajo family. In 1938, noted anthropologist John Adair travelled to the Navajo reservation in Pine Springs, Arizona with a 16mm hand wind motion picture camera. There Adair met and filmed the Burnside family, creating a visual record of Navajo life in the 1930's. In an unprecedented composite, Adair's previously unseen historical footage is...
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Benjamin Graham and Value Investing

Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2016Many of the most successful investors of the 20th and early 21st centuries were hugely influenced by the work of Ben Graham, the pioneer of value investing. Study the underpinnings of his proven philosophy, including the contrasting strategies of the enterprising investor and the defensive investor.
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Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle

Originally produced by Bluedot Productions in 2012Three world renowned masters tell of the blood and treachery of Capoeira in its early days after slavery. A young man gets off the ghetto streets of Salvador Brazil and redeems his life by teaching Capoeira to other troubled youths. In their stories the surprising history and essential truth of Capoeira as a modern self defense art form is revealed.
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Dead Birds by Robert Gardner

Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1964A cinematographic interpretation of the life of a group of Grand Valley Dani, who are mountain Papuans in West New Guinea (Irian Barat, Indonesia), studied by the Harvard-Peabody Expedition (1961-1963). This film was made by Gardner in 1961, before the area was pacified by the Dutch government. The film focuses on Weyak, the farmer and warrior, and on Pua, the young...
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Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2016Find out what medical scientists mean by "dementia,"which results from disease and is not a normal part of healthy aging. The most prominent disease that causes dementia is Alzheimer's, so Professor Polk walks you through its history, symptoms, and palliative treatments, as well as the current state of Alzheimer's research.
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Der blaue engel / Blue angel

Originally produced by Kino Lorber Edu in 1930Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh, Faust, Othello), the quintessential German expressionist actor, stars as Professor Rath, the sexually-repressed instructor of a boys' prep school. After learning of the pupils' infatuation with French postcards depicting a local nightclub songstress, he decides to personally investigate the source of such indecency. But as soon as he enters the shadowy Blue Angel nightclub and steals one glimpse of the smoldering Lola-Lola (Marlene Dietrich), commanding the stage in top hat, stockings, and bare thighs, Rath's self-righteous piety is crushed. He finds himself fatefully seduced...
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Emotionally focused couples therapy

Originally produced by Psychotherapy.net in 2009.Sue Johnson demonstrates Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in an actual couples therapy session. Watch this master therapist and learn how to emotionally engage couples within a structured, manualized therapy format. In this video, Johnson works with a couple on the brink of divorce. Leslie says she can't take Scott's explosive temper anymore; Scott says he thinks Leslie sees him as "just a mean and nasty guy." Johnson helps Leslie communicate that it is not Scott she can't be close to, but his temper that keeps her away. As Johnson helps Scott explore softer emotions hidden underneath his anger...
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Expressive arts therapy in action

Originally produced by Psychotherapy.net in 2012Are you looking for new tools to enliven your work and help clients go deeper? Discover the transformative power of moving beyond words as Natalie Rogers demonstrates person-centered expressive arts therapy in two remarkable sessions with a woman struggling with a career decision. Tired of her tedious accounting job, Suzen wants to devote her energy to the healing work she does with horses, but is trapped by negative thought patterns and afraid of going broke. Watch as Rogers engages Suzen in a deep exploration of her dilemma, modeling key aspects of the person-centered approach such as unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding, and congruence...
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Have You Heard From Johannesburg: Hell of a Job

Originally produced by Clarity Films in 2010Have You Heard From Johannesburg is seven documentary stories chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.. ANC Deputy President Oliver Tambo escapes into exile and embarks on what will become a 30-year journey to engage the world in the struggle to bring democracy to South Africa. With resistance inside South Africa effectively crushed by the brutal apartheid regime, the fate of the liberation struggle is now in Tambo's hands. He first finds allies in the...
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Have You Heard From Johannesburg: Road to Resistance

Originally produced by Clarity Films in 2010Have You Heard From Johannesburg is seven documentary stories chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.. As the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, South Africa heads in the opposite direction, implementing a system of laws called apartheid to racially segregate its people in every aspect of life. The black majority in South Africa, led by...
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Have You Heard From Johannesburg: The New Generation

Originally produced by Clarity Films in 2010Have You Heard From Johannesburg is seven documentary stories chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.. It is youth, both inside and outside, who next join the growing movement against apartheid. Buoyed by new support in western countries, Oliver Tambo returns to the United Nations to try to convince the world...
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Homegoings

Originally produced by California Newsreel in 2013Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at the Owens Funeral Home in Harlem and the rural South, director Christine Turner's Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. It reveals the special status of undertakers in the community; borne out of their permanence, their economic stability, and the necessities of the segregation period. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, featuring an evocative score by Daniel Roumain, the film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones "home." African American funeral traditions developed over many decades...
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I dream in another language

Originally produced by FilmRise in 2017Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for World Cinema/Dramatic, and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema, I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE follows a young linguist into the jungles of Mexico as he tries to learn about and preserve a mysterious indigenous language. A language, as he discovers, at the point of disappearing since the last two speakers had a fight fifty years ago and refuse to speak a word with each other. Trying to bring the two old friends...
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Ida

Originally produced by Music Box Films in 2013From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past.. 18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naive, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house...
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If The Dancer Dances

Originally produced by Visit Films in 2018IF THE DANCER DANCES invites viewers into the intimate world of the dance studio. Stephen Petronio, one of today's leading dance-makers, is determined to help his dancers breathe new life into RainForest (1968), an iconic work by the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. With help from three members of the former Cunningham company, the film tracks Petronio's dancers as they strive to re-stage this great work, revealing what it takes to keep a dance - and a legacy - alive. Timed to coincide with...
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Including Samuel

Originally produced by DH Photography in 2008Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib's award-winning documentary film, INCLUDING SAMUEL, chronicles the Habib family's efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays...
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Invisible Hands

Originally produced by First Run Features in 2018This award-winning documentary exposes child labor and trafficking within the supply chains of the world's biggest corporations, which produce some of our most loved items. Filmed across six countries, the documentary offers a harrowing account of children as young as five years old making the products we buy and consume every day. Chilling undercover footage shows children being sold like animals to the highest bidder and others being abused by...
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Invitation to dance - disability in 21st century America

Originally produced by Kino Lorber Edu in 2014Invitation to Dance is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. Simi Linton's story forms the narrative backbone of the documentary. The film traces both her personal growth as a disabled woman, and the larger historically significant developments around her over the past 40 years. Simi serves as navigator and tour guide to a world largely unknown, generally isolated, and commonly dismissed. In 1971, Simi Linton was injured...
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Ken Burns the Central Park five

Originally produced by PBS in 2012The Central Park five, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.
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Multicultural Competence in Counseling & Psychotherapy

Originally produced by Psychotherapy.net in 2014In this provocative interview with multicultural expert Derald Wing Sue, learn about the history of multicultural counseling, the unmet needs of diverse clients, and ways to counter the culture-bound values that may be impacting your work.
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Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now

Originally produced by The Video Project in 2013Nurses play a critical role in our health care system and have touched the lives of just about everyone. But most people know little about what nurses do, or the realities of nursing.. Nurses - If Florence Could See Us Now offers a unique look into the complex and challenging world of being a nurse, exploring the many different roles that nurses play and their areas of practice, from the bedside to the board room, and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others...
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Precious Knowledge

Originally produced by Dos Vatos in 2011Precious Knowledge reports from the frontlines of one of the most contentious battles in public education in recent memory, the fight over Mexican American studies programs in Arizona public schools. The film interweaves the stories of several students enrolled in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School with interviews with teachers, parents, school officials, and the lawmakers who wish to outlaw the classes. While 48 percent of Mexican American students currently drop out of high school...
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Pushout: the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Originally produced by Video Project in 2019Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by Monique W. Morris, Ed.D, PUSHOUT: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF BLACK GIRLS IN SCHOOLS, takes a deep dive into the lives of Black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs and policies that disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives - education. Alarmingly, African American girls are the fastest-growing population in the juvenile justice system and the only group of girls to disproportionately experience criminalization at...
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Race-- the power of an illusion

Originally produced by California Newsreel in 2003The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - "red," "black," "white" or "yellow" peoples - has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative, new three-hour series by California Newsreel claims. Race - The Power of an Illusion questions the very idea of race as biology, suggesting that a belief in race is...
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Rachel Carson

Originally produced by PBS in 2017When Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was published in 1962, the book became a phenomenon. A passionate and eloquent warning about the long-term dangers of pesticides, the book unleashed an extraordinary national debate and was greeted by vigorous attacks from the chemical industry. But it would also inspire President John F. Kennedy to launch the first-ever investigation into the public health effects of pesticides - an investigation that would eventually result in new laws governing the regulation of these deadly agents...
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Reality therapy

Originally produced by Psychotherapy.net in 2009.Wubbolding believes that as human beings we have much more control over our lives than we think, and that the challenge is to learn how to be more responsible in our drives for belonging, power, enjoyment, freedom and survival. In this video, Wubbolding works with a graduate student who lacks focus in his efforts to complete his master's thesis and make pivotal life decisions. This challenging client is initially difficult to pin down, speaking in...
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Slavery by Another Name

Originally produced by PBS in 2012Slavery by Another Name, narrated by Laurence Fishburne, is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans' most cherished assumptions: that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South after the Civil War, new systems of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force and brutality. The film documents how for more than 80 years...
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Speaking in tongues

Director: Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider.Originally produced by PatchWorks Productions in 2010.Speaking in Tongues begins with an ordinary first day of public school kindergarten in the USA-except that the teacher speaks only Chinese. We are in a language immersion class, where, from day one, students will receive 90% of their instruction in Cantonese. Remarkably, their school will test first in English and math among their district's 76 elementary schools. Speaking In Tongues will warm your heart and open your mind about the potential of our children to easily learn...
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The American Nurse

Originally produced by Kino Lorber in 2013THE AMERICAN NURSE is a heart-warming film that explores some of the biggest issues facing America - aging, war, poverty, prisons - through the work and lives of nurses. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America. THE AMERICAN NURSE is an important contribution to America's ongoing conversation about what it means to care. The film follows the paths of five nurses...
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The Black Roots of Salsa

Originally produced by Attic Independent Production GmbH in 2016Get fascinated by this journey owing to Cuban culture, full of dance and music...In interviews, music- and dance sequences exhibit some of the most important and world famous protagonists of the cultural scene in Cuba, the conversion of Cuban Salsa, Rumba and African tradition until the present era...The movie impresses with its proximity to protagonists. They discuss different subjects and get into details by live demonstration. They provide an overall understanding of the topic for Cuba specialists as well as interested viewers.
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The Great Trials of World History. Episode 18: The Nuremberg Trials

Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2017No trial, according to Professor Linder, provides a better basis for understanding the nature and causes of evil than the war crime trials in Nuremberg from 1945 to 1949. In this lecture, your focus is on the first of 12 trials, regarded by scholars as "The Trial of the Major War Criminals."
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The illusionists

Originally produced by Media Education Foundation (MEF) in 2015The Illusionists examines how global advertising firms, mass media conglomerates, and the beauty, fashion, and cosmetic surgery industries are changing the way people around the world define beauty and see themselves. Taking us from Harvard to the halls of the Louvre Museum, from a cosmetic surgeon's office in Beirut to the heart of Tokyo's Electric Town, the film explores how these industries saturate our lives with narrow, Westernized, consumer-driven images of beauty that...
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The Sentence

Originally produced by Kino Lorber in 2018Drawing from hundreds of hours of footage, filmmaker Rudy Valdez shows the aftermath of his sister Cindy's 15-year sentence for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend-something known, in legal terms, as "the girlfriend problem." Valdez's method of coping with this tragedy is to film his sister's family for her, both the everyday details and the milestones-moments Cindy herself can no longer share in. But in the midst of this nightmare...
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Tongues Untied

Originally produced by California Newsreel in 1989Marlon Riggs' essay film TONGUES UNTIED gives voice to communities of black gay men, presenting their cultures and perspectives on the world as they confront racism, homophobia, and marginalization. It broke new artistic ground by mixing poetry, music, performance and Riggs' autobiographical revelations. The film was embraced by black gay audiences for its authentic representation of style, and culture, as well its fierce...
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Tough guise 2 : violence, manhood & American culture

Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2013In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence...
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Understanding Investments. : Episode 3, Starting with Stocks

Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2012Learn why stocks, though often not the best place for a newcomer to begin investing, can be the best means of learning about investing. Explore key ideas like dealers vs. brokers, the different kinds of buy-or-sell orders, and what stocks really are.
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Wah Wah

Originally produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films in 2005Ralph Compton (Nicolas Hoult) witnesses the disintegration of his parents' marriage through adultery and alcohol set during the last gasp of the British Empire in Swaziland in 1969. When his father (Gabriel Byrne) remarries an American (Oscar-nominee Emily Watson), Ralph finds she is the only one who can truly understand his inner turmoil. Nominated for Best Actress (Emily Watson) and the Douglas Hickox Award at...
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White like me :race, racism & white privilege in America

Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2013.White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs...
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