Sociology


New! Becoming Frederick Douglass 55 min.

Discover how a man born into slavery became one of the most influential voices for democracy U.S. history. A gifted writer and charismatic orator, it is estimated that more Americans heard Douglass speak than any other 19th-century figure — Black or white. Directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson and Nicole London, the film features the voice of actor Wendell Pierce as Douglass.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom 55 min.

Go beyond the legend and meet the woman who repeatedly risked her life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. One of the greatest freedom fighters in U.S. history, Tubman was an Underground Railroad conductor, a Civil War scout, nurse and spy. Directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson and Nicole London, the film is narrated by Emmy® Award-winner Alfre Woodard.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March 55 min.

Following the aftermath of the March 2021 mass shootings at three spas in Atlanta, this film chronicles how the Asian American community came together to fight back against hate. Offering a conversation about race, class and gender, the film takes a deep dive into this critical moment of racial reckoning, exploring the struggles, triumphs and achievements of AAPI communities.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Betrayed: Surviving an American Concentration Camp 57 min.

Betrayed: Surviving an American Concentration Camp tells the story of a group of Japanese American citizens and their mass incarceration by the U.S. government, purely on the basis of race. In the compelling voices of survivors of the Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho, the film explores the unconstitutional suspension of the civil rights of these Japanese Americans during WWII, and the long-las...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode 1: Little Satchmo (Reel South, Season 7) 56 min.

Little Satchmo is an intimate exploration of the iconic Louis Armstrong's life and legacy through his relationship with the daughter that the public never knew existed. Based on a revealing memoir written by Armstrong's silent daughter, the film seeks to correct a historical narrative relying on caricature for too long.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode 2: Bury Me at Taylor Hollow (Reel South, Season 7) 56 min.

After spending 15 years working in the conventional funeral industry, a passionate mortician is paving uncharted territory to help create the first natural burial ground of its kind in Tennessee. Bury Me at Taylor Hollow recounts his personal journey from mortuary traditionalist to global-thinking environmentalist, as he seeks a better place for his community to lay to rest.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode 3: Quaranteened (Reel South, Season 7) 56 min.

Follow the lives of four sisters from a blended family in Durham, North Carolina, as they cope with the anxiety of their disrupted lives and stolen dreams with humor, self-reflection, and just enough mayhem to pass the time. Filmed by their filmmaker dad as the days begin to blur one into the other, these girls languish, suspended in time, like so many of us still.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode 4: Florida Woman (Reel South, Season 7) 22 min.

When the media gets wind of Mary Thorn’s alligator story, she’s characterized as just another crazy “Florida Man.” Florida Woman peels back the curtain on the media’s portrayal of a nurturing woman –– an ex-pro wrestler turned animal lover, who challenges the state in order to save her pet alligator. Mary and her gator Rambo reveal the humanity and complexity behind the viral headlines.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode 5: Madame Pipi (Reel South, Season 7) 25 min.

Follow the lives of Haitian bathroom attendants working in Miami’s hottest nightclubs. Often invisible, underpaid and underappreciated, their stories showcase a custodial world built on the backs of women of color, in a city known for debauchery, diversity and exceptionalism.

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New! Episode 6: Broken Wings (Reel South, Season 7) 56 min.

In picturesque Hot Springs, Arkansas, a one-winged American black vulture named Adonis captivates a small town. The bird is lovingly cared for by two devoted women: Jayne, a down-on-her-luck Arkansas waitress, and Ann, her 80-year-old British roommate. Broken Wings asks: How can a bird who devours the dead inspire the living?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022