Sociology


Suited 78 min.

From producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (HBO’s Girls), Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that looks beyond the gender binary, creating custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients. Clothier duo Rae Tutera and Daniel Friedman take a holistic approach to their work, considering each client’s personal narrative, which becomes inextricable...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Lifespans Are Long Enough: A Debate 84 min.

What if we didn’t have to grow old and die? The average American can expect to live to about age 79, an improvement over the days before clean water and vaccines, when life expectancy was closer to 50, but still not long enough for most of us. So researchers around the world have been working on arresting the process of aging through biotechnology and finding cures to debilitating diseases. What a...

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Global Junkfood 52 min.

In Europe, food manufacturers have signed up to "responsibility pledges," promising no added sugar, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours and not to target children. So why are they using tactics banned in the West in the developing world? There, they have created ultra low cost products with higher levels of salt, sugar and saturated fats. Filmed in Brazil, India, and France, we investiga...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Right Between Your Ears 54 min.

Many people have a strong sense that their views are right and couldn’t possibly be wrong. So how do we come to hold an unshakable conviction and why is it hard to consider that we could be mistaken? Through the eyes of a group of people convinced that they knew the date of the end of the world, this program explores how people believe, how we turn beliefs into certainties, and then mistake them f...

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Racial Facial 9 min.

Racial Facial is a short, 8 minute film about race in America. It provides a blur of fascinating images and video—historical and contemporary—depicting both the division and blending that has characterized the history and treatment of people of color in this country. Beginning with this country’s history of slavery and discrimination against African Americans, eradication and colonization of Nativ...

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Germany: One Night in Cologne 31 min.

A mob sexual assault on young women during a New Year’s Eve celebration snapped Germany’s tolerance of mass migration. In this film, hear from victims of the attack and a lawyer who represents 125 men accused of theft. Examine conflicting views toward asylum seekers and refugees, and the impact of the attacks on German consciousness.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Sweden: Rosie's Journey 29 min.

Does gender equality free women from family violence? Campaigner Rosie Batty and reporter Sally Sara journey to Scandinavia to find out. Despite women occupying 40% of parliament seats and men taking paternity leave, Sweden has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Europe—possibly due to higher reporting rates. With a national identity based on a false sense of female empowerment, famil...

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Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma 90 min.

A timely exploration of one of today’s most divisive and pressing issues – the threat posed by homegrown Islamic extremism and the challenges of detecting and countering it. Directed by Emmy® award-winner Greg Barker (HBO’s Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden), Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma is a gripping, insider’s account of the homegrown terrorist threat in America, told from the perspecti...

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Breaking Point: Heroin in America 41 min.

In this 20/20 special report, David Muir takes us to New Hampshire and inside the lives of recovering heroin addicts, their families, the health professionals working to help them, and those who do not survive. Aaron Smith struggles to find a treatment center where he can get help and when he does they do not have the drugs to get him through withdrawals. Follow Savanah and Matt as they do their b...

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Consent on Campus: A Nightline Event 18 min.

From the Ivy League to public universities to community colleges, sexual assault on college campuses has become a sweeping nationwide epidemic impossible to ignore. ABC News’ “Nightline” tackles this growing problem made ever more complicated by binge drinking and the hook-up culture on college campuses with “Consent on Campus: A Nightline Event.” “Nightline” brings together important voices on th...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016