Communication


Fake News: Part 1 23 min.

Fake news is more than a social media menace—it’s threatening critical thinking skills needed to develop information literacy. Combined with the impulse to share exciting, shocking and alarming stories, fake news is shaping—and distorting—perceptions, especially in younger demographics. In this video, viewers learn what drives fake news, how to spot it and how to de-bunk it. They’ll see how to dis...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Fake News: Part 2 24 min.

Fake news is prevalent because it seems so real. But passing it along via social media is more than sharing. It lends credibility to untrustworthy sources. By explaining click baits, bias and information bubbles, this video helps viewers discern what’s real and what’s not. Startling examples of altered photos reveal the skills employed by fake newsmongers. Cross-referencing to determine objective...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

How to Recognize Fake News 46 min.

Think of fake news as a disease. Without knowing how to identify and stop its spread, information literacy is at risk, especially among audiences whose critical thinking skills are vulnerable. This video series equips viewers with tools to spot the stories and images that are false, biased, altered or slanted, even those shared by trusted friends or family. Easy tips to detect and check fake news...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee 90 min.

This feature documentary tells the fascinating story of one of America’s most influential and celebrated newspaper editors, utilizing rare home movies and photos, archival material spanning over 70 years, interview footage with family and colleagues, and voice-overs of passages from Ben Bradlee’s 1995 autobiography A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures, to chart the career and personal li...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Spielberg 147 min.

Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of nearly 50 years. In this exclusive HBO documentary, Spielberg steps out from behind the camera to open up about his directorial influences and motivations, while sharing little-known stories behind some of his most iconic films. Acclaimed producer/director Susan Lacy charts the evolution of this iconic fil...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Video Games Will Make Us Smarter: A Debate 96 min.

Do video games make players smarter? As these games grow in popularity, some game creators are tackling global issues, such as poverty, climate change, and international diplomacy. Playing these socially and politically oriented games, they argue, allows users to build tangible skills in handling crises and solving critical problems. But others see the multibillion-dollar gaming industry, dominate...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds 95 min.

This feature documentary takes a candid look at the interconnected lives of two movie icons, who sadly and unexpectedly died one day apart this past December: Star Wars actress/author Carrie Fisher and her mother, Singin’ in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds. Shot mainly inside the Beverly Hills compound where both Fisher and Reynolds lived (their two houses were connected by one walkway), the film ca...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Beware The Slender Man 116 min.

It was a local story that horrified the nation: two 12-year-old girls lured a friend into the Waukesha woods, where they proceeded to stab her 19 times in an effort to appease a faceless mythical entity known online as “Slenderman.” But there’s more to the story than the dark headlines it generated. A sobering documentary that delves deep into the story behind this shocking crime, Beware the Slend...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Truth Underground: Three Poets Discover the Power of the Spoken Word 69 min.

The lives of three outspoken poets intersect as they harness the power of the word. CJ Suitt confronts the racial injustice of a Southern black male. Kamaya Truitt-Martin competes in poetry slams across the country to heal a broken home. Jeremy Berggren employs art and poetry to cope with PTSD and to bear witness to the suffering of veterans. The 19th-century poet John Keats said, “Truth is beauty...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Rise of the Trolls 53 min.

Has Internet anonymity unleashed a ‘dark demon’ lurking in all of us? This film reveals the hard truths surrounding anonymity, dark instincts, and freedom on the Internet. Smartphones have put the Internet into our pockets and billions of people around the world are now connected online. Our lives have improved greatly, but this freedom has also made us vulnerable to a new kind of predator—the Int...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016