Sociology


New! Blame—Resistance in a Hostile Environment: Uprising 60 min.

The story of the aftermath of the New Cross fire and the run up to the Black People's Day of Action. As news spread about the fire at 439 New Cross Road, the scale of the tragedy overwhelmed the local community. Amid uncertainty about whether the fire had been caused by a racist firebomb attack, anger mounted at the police investigation and the seeming indifference of the press and the government...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Fire—Resistance in a Hostile Environment: Uprising 60 min.

In the early hours of 18 January 1981, in a house in south London, a birthday party ended in a fire. Thirteen young black British people died. The fire and its aftermath would ignite an uprising by the black British community. This film tells the stories of the young people who were at the party and the events that led up to it.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! The Front Line—Resistance in a Hostile Environment: Uprising 60 min.

After the New Cross fire and the Black People's Day of Action, tensions between the community and the police escalated when a massive stop-and-search operation was launched, targeting black people on the streets of Brixton. In April, the situation boiled over into one of the biggest riots in British history. Buildings were burned down and hundreds of police injured. Riots then flared up all over t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Resistance in a Hostile Environment: Black Power 90 min.

Charting the period between 1961 and 1971, this is a searing account of how members of the British Black Power movement challenged police oppression and political prejudice. At the heart of the documentary is a series of astonishing interviews with past activists, many of whom are speaking for the first time about what it was really like to be involved in the British Black Power movement, bringing...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Resistance in a Hostile Environment: Subnormal 60 min.

In the 1960s, while young black adults were getting to grips with the struggle for black power and a long fightback against police abuse was starting, the majority of West Indian migrants were keeping their heads down. They were working hard and counting on providing better opportunities and education for their children. However, in a white-dominated country, where the politics were becoming incre...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Resistance in a Hostile Environment: Uprising 180 min.

In 1981, a devastating fire leaves 13 black teens dead. The protests, unrest, and accusations of indifference defined race relations for a generation.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Cancel Culture Is Toxic: A Debate 65 min.

"Cancel Culture"—the effort to ostracize someone for comments or actions deemed offensive—has grown more pervasive in recent years. With the rise of Twitter and other social media platforms, people can quickly publicize such comments or actions and urge others to shun, or "cancel," them. Canceling can have serious repercussions, resulting in the loss of cultural cache, political clout, and even a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Angela Merkel: In Their Own Words 52 min.

One of the most enigmatic and inscrutable world leaders of our time, Angela Merkel’s life story reveals the woman behind the veil. Delve into some of the most significant crises in modern history and see how Merkel overcame fierce opposition, a vicious press and rampant sexism to lead Europe--and the world--out of the darkness, in her unwavering quest for peace and freedom.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! American Masters: Becoming Helen Keller 83 min.

Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind, used her celebrity and wit to champion rights for women, people with disabilities and people living in poverty. This program examines the complex life and legacy of this author, advocate and human rights pioneer.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Shots Fired 54 min.

Amid record police shootings in Utah, an investigation into the use of deadly force in the state. With The Salt Lake Tribune, an examination of police training, tactics, and accountability; and racial disparities in the way force is used.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021