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BCTF Information Services library borrowing information
BCTF members may borrow a maximum of three videos at a time. The loan period is two weeks. Please call 604-871-2241 or toll-free 800-663-9163 (local 2241), or e-mail your request to video@bctf.ca and include your name, the title of the video, date required, school address, school phone and fax number. To minimize loss, videos are couriered and members are responsible for return courier costs. To search the BCTF video resources database for additional titles, go to info.bctf.ca/videos/search.aspx.

The videos listed below include the most recent additions to our collection as well as those recommended by the Committee for Action on Social Justice.

Antipoverty

The videos listed below are available to borrow from the  BCTF Information Services Department.

Carts of Darkness, Hannah’s Story, and Salvation are also accessible for online streaming from the National Film Board website. You can rent Four Feet Up for use in your classroom, on the National Film Board website for $3.99.

  • Carts of Darkness: In North Vancouver, local bottle pickers have turned the act of binning into a thriving subculture of shopping cart racing. Murray Siple, a former snowboarder and sport film director injured in a serious car accident ten years ago, returns to filmmaking to capture their story in the documentary Carts of Darkness.
  • End of Poverty: A daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary revealing that poverty is not an accident. Global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.
  • Four Feet Up is the story of 8-year-old Isaiah and his parents, who struggle to overcome a legacy of stereotypes, abuse and dysfunction, and desire more than anything for Isaiah and his siblings to have access to the opportunities they never had.
  • Hannah’s Story is a documentary about a young girl, Hannah Taylor, who established the Ladybug Foundation in order to help the homeless when she was just 8 years old.
  • Poor No More offers solutions to Canada's working poor. The film takes three Canadians to a world where people do not have to beg, where housing is affordable and university education is free. They ask themselves: if other countries can do this, why don't we? This film calls for public support in building a national poverty reduction strategy.
  • Salvation is a documentary about front-line workers serving the needy under the umbrella of the Salvation Army, offering a glimpse into the hearts and minds of people on both sides of the streets.

The following videos are available online:

Antiracism

The videos listed in the first section below are available to borrow from the  BCTF Information Services Department.

  • A Class Divided: recommended for teachers to view as a resource. It is a documentary about an experiment by an elementary school teacher to illustrate racism with her Grade 3 students. The video can be used as a starting point for a discussion and an activity for the class.
  • Fallen Feather is documentary on residential school survivors.
  • For Angela is an excellent video to springboard into conversations regarding racism against Aboriginal people. Based on a true story, this drama is about Rhonda Gordon and her determined stand for dignity and against ignorance and prejudice when she and her daughter Angela were harassed by three boys on a bus.
  • Game Over: Gender, Race, and Violence in Video Games: a documentary examining racial stereotypes; asks students to think critically about the video games they play.
  • Let’s Get Real: antibullying video that deals with all types of oppression and gives voice to targeted students while providing strategies for students to stand up for themselves and their classmates.
  • Not in Our Town: documentary set in a rural Montana town. It shows a community taking collective action against hateful incidents.
  • Prom Night in Mississippi is an excellent video that shows contemporary issues and the realities of racism. Prior to showing the video, ask students to predict when they believe the first integrated prom took place in this Mississippi school. During the video, use a response sheet to have students document the incidents of institutional and individual racism they see in the film. Ask students to report out their observations. Afterward, ask students how segregation based on race plays itself out within their social circles, peer groups, school, and community. As a follow-up lesson, work with students on how to challenge and interrupt racism within their school and wider community.
  • Reel Injun: Hollywood has an impressive track record, one that spans more than 4,000 films, of blatantly misrepresenting Aboriginal people and their cultures. Featuring interviews with filmmakers and activists such as Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch and Russell Means, Reel Injun delves into the fascinating history of the "Hollywood Indian" with razor-sharp insight and humor, tracing its checkered cinematic evolution from the silent film era to today.
  • Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden: What really happens when we replace a traditional culture's way of learning and understanding the world with our own? Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures.
  • Steel Toes: A Jewish liberal humanist is the court-appointed lawyer for a neo-Nazi skinhead on trial for a racially motivated murder. An intense and fiery relationship develops between the two men as they explore their emotional and intellectual differences.

On YouTube 

Other

  • 21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis  
  • Al Helm--Martin Luther King in Palestine: An African-American gospel choir goes to Palestine to sing in a Palestinian play about Martin Luther King, Jr. They become witnesses to life under occupation and a non-violement movement for social justice. Connie Field, English, 93 min., USA.
  • Diet Racism
  • Extreme dialogue: A series of short documentary films tell the personal stories of Canadians profoundly affected by violent extremism; a former member of the extreme far-right and a mother whose son was killed fighting for ISIS in Syria. The films are accompanied by a set of educational resources that can be used with young people in classrooms or community settings, and are intended to build resilience to extremism through active discussion and enhanced critical thinking. These resources include Prezi presentations and practitioners’ resource packs, and are available via the “Stories” pages in both English and French.
  • Welcome to Dresden: Between 1949 and 1956, the small town of Dresden in Ontario was the scene of an elaborate campaign by the National Unity Association to end anti-Black racism. The courage of community leaders, with the solidarity of the Toronto Joint Labour Committee for Human Rights, resulted in the Fair Practices Accommodation Act of 1954. This film highlights salient moments of the campaign and the contribution of union activists to the struggle for racial equality in Canada. Esery Mondesir, English, 14:18, Canada.
  • When the Drum is BeatingWhen the Drum is Beating is a documentary that interweaves the story of Septentrional’s six decades of music with the history of Haiti and how it went from being the first free black republic with a huge wealth of natural resources to a shattered country that could not support its citizens. The film moves back and forth in time between the past and present, and gives broad context to the current problems facing the country: from the brutality of French colonialism and the bloody revolution that brought Haitians their freedom to the crushing foreign debt and the 15-year American occupation that helped usher in the brutal dictatorship of Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier. We see the hope that was created by the rise of Jean Bertrand Aristide, and the despair that followed the coup that drove him from power. Most importantly, we learn how all these events contributed to creating the conditions that made the horrific death toll of the earthquake inevitable.

Below are the winning PSAs for the “Racism. Stop it! National Video Competition.”

Templeton Secondary (Vancouver) 

  • 2010 WINNER:   Diversa T
    Diversa-T” brings the viewer to an exciting fashion show where a designer is being interviewed about his new clothing line, the “Diversa collection.” The video uses upbeat dance music, dramatic lighting and a fast editing style to bring a message about the appeal of diversity and multiculturalism in Canada.
  • 2009 WINNER:   Multiple Choice 
    This PSA emphasizes the importance of empowering students to be active witnesses during discriminatory incidents rather than merely ‘bystanding’.  This PSA supports the school-wide program, Break the Silence: The Power of Active Witnessing.
  • 2008 WINNER:  I Remember 
    This PSA was inspired by a discussion regarding the web of laws that were developed in the past to create racism and discrimination in BC and Canada. Most students learn about European, American and Colonial history before they learn about the historical, oppressive events that have marked our own history.
  • 2007 WINNER:  That Joke
    This PSA was the result of a powerful dialogue around whether racial jokes were harmful and hurtful. Some students argued that they were harmless because they were understood among their peers as ‘just jokes’. Some brave students shared that they’ve been hurt by these jokes in the past, whether or not they were the targets, but did not have the courage to speak out. Our 45 minute courageous conversation led to this PSA.
  • 2007 WINNER:  Not the Colour 
    Students were intrigued by the notion of privilege, one's unearned entitlement which can be misused as control or dominance over others . . . and the term 'White privilege’, described as those who tote an “invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks” (Peggy McIntosh, 1989) Students felt compelled to create a PSA that would initiate dialogue around the impact of ‘White privilege’ in their lives.

David Thompson Secondary (Vancouver): 

  • 2009 WINNER:   Diversity is a gift
    This PSA celebrates and values the notion of diversity and sends the important message that we must ‘Celebrate our differences’!

Killarney Secondary (Vancouver): 

  • 2010 WINNER: “ Monoculturalism
    In the video a bland looking Roste seamlessly appears as multiple versions of himself, an editing method called “cloning.”  In a Monocultural world everyone looks the same and we see black and white shots of the multiple characters playing at the playground. Mundane music and the sameness of this world culminate in the message “Life is dull without diversity.” In contrast, a colourful classroom scene is introduced with a group of joyful students dancing to upbeat music, bringing a fun ending to the video.

Environment and Sustainability

The videos listed below are available for borrowing from the BCTF Information Services Department.

Please  click here to view additional recommended titles that may be acquired from other sources.

  • The Cost of Cool: Youth, Consumption & the Environment examines teenagers grappling with conspicuous consumption and its environmental price.
  • Crude Sacrifice: You Can't Reclaim Humanity looks at how the community of Fort Chipewyan in northern Alberta is affected by the exploitation of Canada's Tar Sands and how the federal and provincial governments are dealing with local concerns. People in the community can no longer drink the water or eat the fish and game that have sustained them for thousands of years. Leading scientists and Aboriginal residents discuss the environmental and health issues surrounding the world's largest construction project.
  • For the Price of a Cup of Coffee: What is the cost of convenience? This film is full of information that all consumers should know about the products that we use every day, and the steps we need to make towards a more sustainable world.
  • Fractured Land: What would it be like to live alongside one of the shapers of human events, in their youth, before they transformed history? In Fractured Land, we follow Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation’s great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom. As 350.org founder, Bill McKibben, puts it, "Anyone who can throw a hatchet and sue you is a force to be reckoned with."
  • Gardens of Destiny explores issues such as genetic engineering, terminator seeds, and the pitfalls of industrial agriculture. It offers solutions on how to achieve sustainable food production in North America.
  • Hungry for Change: Focusing on emerging issues on food and food security, Hungry for Change offers lesson plans that engage students in topics such as food safety, agricultural ethics and technology, the politics of hunger, and great bio-fuel debate.
  • Shop ‘Til You Drop: The Crisis of Consumerism: Are we too materialistic? Are we willfully trashing the planet in our pursuit of things? And what's the source of all this frenetic consumer energy and desire anyway? Taking aim at the high-stress, high-octane pace of fast-lane materialism, the film moves beneath the seductive surfaces of the commercial world to show how the flip side of accumulation is depletion -- the slow, steady erosion of both natural resources and basic human values.
  • Sweet Crude examines the humanitarian, environmental and economic devastation caused by 50 years of oil extraction in Nigeria's Niger Delta. Filmmaker Sandy Cioffi, who was imprisoned by the Nigerian military during the making of this film and released only after an international outcry, uncovers an international web of oil politics, big business and media manipulation.
  • Waterlife follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. This feature-length documentary tells the story of the last huge supply (20 per cent) of fresh water on Earth. The source of drinking water, fish and emotional sustenance for 35 million people, the Great Lakes are under assault by toxins, sewage, invasive species, dropping water levels and profound apathy.

YouTube and Media

  • My Country (official video) - Rachelle Van Zanten. Inspired by images of Tahltan women blockading Shell in defense of the Sacred Headwaters in northern British Columbia, Rachelle wrote 'My Country'.
  • The National Film Board of Canada - The National Film Board online offers countless environmental documentaries, animations, and interactive productions. All videos can be watched online free of charge. From Karsten Heuer’s Being Caribou to The Test Tube Experiment with David Suzuki, the NFB online is a film resource not to be missed.
  • The Story of Stuff - Annie Leonard, film narrator and founder of The Story of Stuff, has spent nearly two decades investigating and organizing on environmental health and justice issues. With over 15 million views and counting, The Story of Stuff is one of the most watched environmental-themed online movies of all time.
  • TED Talks - TED considers itself to be a platform of the world’s greatest thinkers, greatest visionaries, and most inspiring teachers, so that millions of people can gain a better understanding of the biggest issues faced by the world, and a desire to help create a better future. Filmed TED conferences are broadcast free on the Internet. Topics range from “Food Matters” to “Woman Reshaping the World” and beyond.

LGBTQ

The videos listed below are available to borrow from the  BCTF Information Services Department.

Please click here to view additional recommended titles that may be acquired from other sources.

  • Apples and Oranges (16 min) (Grades 3-5) c2003
    During class discussions, children’s paintings magically dissolve into two short animated stories. In one, a girl finds out that creativity, not revenge, is the best way to deal with a school bully. In the second, two friends skateboard together, until one finds out the other is gay. Stereotyping, name-calling, intolerance, and bullying are all included.
  • Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World: By sharing the personal stories coming out of developing nations, this film sheds light on an emerging global movement striving to end discrimination and violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.
  • From Criminality to Equality: 40 years of lesbian and gay movement history in Canada from 1969 to 2009.  A collection of four films (listed below) directed by Nancy Nicol. All are highly recommended for Social Justice 12, Social Studies and Law classes.
    • Stand Together (124 min.) (Secondary) c2002
      The film is a documentary on the lesbian and gay liberation movement in Canada between 1967 and 1987 focusing on the human rights amendment campaign in Ontario.
    • The Queer Nineties (91 min.) (Secondary) c2009
      The film focuses on Charter Challenges for the recognition of same-sex relationships in law and how lesbians and gays won relationship recognition and adoption rights in most jurisdictions in Canada. It also chronicles the Surrey School Board ban of three children’s books which depicted same-sex parents in B.C. (1997); the role of ethno-diverse communities and labour within the LGBT movement; and the litigants and lawyers at the forefront of key Charter rights cases. This film takes a look at an amazing decade in the struggle for lesbian and gay equality in Canada.
    • Politics of the Heart (68 min.) (Secondary) c2005
      Politics of the Heart / La politique du coeur (available in French and English versions) is a moving portrait of lesbian and gay families who re-shaped the cultural and political landscape of Quebec by fighting for recognition of their relationships, families and homoparental rights.
    • The End of Second Class (91 min.) (Secondary) c2009
      The End of Second Class is a powerful documentary that traces the debate on same sex marriage in Canada up to the passage of equal marriage legislation on July 20, 2005.
  • God Loves Uganda (83 min.) (Secondary) c2013
    This feature-length documentary is a powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right. The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting “sexual immorality” and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow Biblical law. Secondary lesson plans can be found on the lesson plan page
  • The Homophobia Project tells the story of Janet and John, two heterosexuals growing up in a world turned upside down and back to front. The film explores their experiences in childhood and the school system as they navigate a world where same-sex relationships are the norm and heterosexuality is not. The film is adapted from the highly acclaimed play which toured UK schools in summer 2007. Powerful and provocative, it has proven to be an extremely effective way to confront both homophobia and homophobic bullying. Suitable for Grade 8 and up.  A full Teacher's Pack with follow up work is included as e-connect.
  • In Other Words (27 min) (Grades 7-12) c2001
    Language and the power of words are the specific topic here. We see the impact of homophobic name-calling on the growth and development of youth, aged 14 to 22. They share details of their lives and their struggles with their identity and their place in society. Important word definitions are given, with historical animations about the derivation of some terms. Very positive messages for LGBTQ youth and their friends. Information for teachers on the video liner provides background, discussion points, and activities.
  • It’s Elementary (78 or 38 min) (Professional, parent) c1996
    Described as funny, touching and fascinating, this groundbreaking, award-winning production presents a powerful case for making anti-gay prejudice an educational issue. Featuring work by elementary/middle school (up to Grade 9) students and interviews with teachers of varied sexual orientations, it demonstrates how elementary schools can successfully address this sensitive area of teaching respect for all. It models excellent teaching about family diversity, name-calling, stereotypes, community-building, and more. A 24-page viewing guide is included. Two versions are available.
  • Laramie Inside Out: In October 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die. His shocking murder pushed Laramie into the media spotlight and sparked a nationwide debate about homophobia, gay-bashing and hate crimes. Filmmaker Beverly Seckinger, a Laramie native, returns home to the site of her own closeted adolescence to investigate the impact of Shepard’s murder.
  • Let’s Get Real (35 min) (Middle school) c2003
    Told entirely from a youth perspective, this video gives young people the chance to tell their own stories. It examines many issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including race, perceived sexual orientation, religion, learning disabilities, sexual harassment, and others. The film not only gives a voice to targeted kids, but also to those who bully, to find out why they lash out and how it makes them feel. The most heartening stories are those of kids who have mustered the courage to stand up for themselves or a friend.
  • One of Them (25 min) (Secondary) c2000
    Six high school students plan a Human Rights Day, and have to confront their own difficulties in addressing homophobia that is manifested in several ways. The focus is on graffiti, name-calling, discrimination, and stereotypes, rather than sexual activity. Some characters seem very stereotypical, but they nonetheless portray the negative reactions and behaviours often seen in high schools. This dramatization prompts viewers to examine their own feelings, easily leading into class discussion. Background information and class activities are included on the video liner.
  • One Summer in New Paltz: A Cautionary Tale: Set against a backdrop of the Bush administration's policy of endless war and assault on civil liberties, One Summer in New Paltz is a cautionary tale of a young mayor of a small village who stunned his neighbors and the nation by performing 25 same-sex marriages in defiance of state law. As a result, thousands of gay couples flooded New Paltz seeking to be married. The film probes the debate on same-sex marriage and also documents the first day of legal same-sex marriages in Boston in May, 2004.
  • Out in the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson’s wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown.
  • Sticks and Stones (17 min) (Grades 3-7) c2001
    This documentary looks at the lives of children aged 5 to 12, from various backgrounds, using their own words to show how homophobic language affects their lives. The two main topics in the video are family and name-calling. Children of gay and lesbian parents share their sense of isolation, their fear of discovery, and their struggle with making choices and facing intimidation. Animation sequences are added, to illustrate simple concepts and the history of homophobic slang words. Family photos of differing families are included. Information for teachers on the video liner provides background, discussion points and activities. (Secondary students could use this as a discussion starter.)
  • StraightLaced: How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up (67 min) (Secondary) c2009
    Straightlaced reveals the toll that deeply held stereotypes and rigid gender roles have on all our lives. It offers both teens and adults a way out of anxiety, fear, and violence. This documentary highlights fifty diverse students who take viewers on a powerful, intimate journey to see how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are shaping the lives of today’s teens.
  • That’s a Family! (35 min) (Elementary, Middle school) c2000
    This video helps elementary children see and understand the many different shapes of today’s families. With courage and humour, the children take viewers on a tour through their lives as they speak candidly about what it’s like to grow up in a family with parents of different races or religions, divorced parents, a single parent, gay or lesbian parents, adoptive parents, or grandparents as guardians. It comes with an extensive discussion/teaching guide, with lesson plans, suggestions for facilitating classroom discussion at different grade levels, and additional resources for teachers, families, and children.
  • Ugly Ducklings explores the realities of harassment, bullying and homophobia and its devastating effects on today's lesbian and gay youth. The documentary promotes awareness, understanding and advocacy and supports a call for change in behaviors and policies regarding LGBTQ youth.

YouTube and Media

Peace and Global Education

 The videos listed below are available to borrow from the  BCTF Information Services Department.

  • l'Affaire Coca-cola / The Coca-cola Case: Colombia is the trade union murder capital of the world. Since 2002, more than 470 workers' leaders have been brutally killed, usually by paramilitaries hired by private companies intent on crushing the unions. A searing indictment of a major corporate brand, The Coca-Cola Case takes us on a riveting legal game of cat and mouse via the U.S. federal court and the Stop Killer Coke! campaign.
  • Bitter Paradise: The Sell-Out of East Timor: The brutal takeover of East Timor was immediately condemned by the United Nations, yet Canada abstained. And since then, Canada has stepped up its aid and business ties to Indonesia in spite of an International human rights campaign to force Indonesia to withdraw. This documentary tells the story of one peoples' struggle for survival in a world dominated by the search for raw materials and new markets. It is a story of Canada's shameless, ongoing support for a predatory regime. And it's the story of Elaine Briere's personal political journey from the villages of East Timor to the halls of the United Nations, from political innocence to political activism.
  • Black Gold: Wake up and Smell the Coffee: With $80 billion in global sales, only 3 cents per cup of coffee reaches the coffee farmers. This film traces the path of the coffee consumed each day to the farmers who produce the beans. Black Gold asks us to 'wake up and smell the coffee', to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced and to decide what we can do about it.
  • The Children’s War: Life in Northern Uganda: Filmmaker Andrew Krakower delves into the unspeakable atrocities perpetrated by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda. Hear the stories of the children who live in constant fear of kidnap, forced slavery and decimation of family and to the children who escaped and survived their capture. Discover how the Acholi people find a way of life among corrupt government soldiers whose protection from the rebels are accompanied by their own heinous abuses of power.
  • Myths for Profit: Canada’s Role in Industries of War and Peace: Through diverse interviews and case studies this documentary unveils the specific interests and profits that are made by certain corporations, individuals and agencies within Canada.
  • The Take explores how Argentina's 2001 economic collapse, where a prosperous middle-class economy was destroyed during 10 years of IMF policies, impacted the lives of ordinary workers. Follows 30 unemployed auto-parts workers, who stage a protest against their bosses and economic globalization by occupying their closed factory and refusing to leave.

Status of Women

The videos listed below are available to borrow from the  BCTF Information Services Department.

  • Avenue Zero: Asian girls are enslaved in suburban massage parlours. Domestic workers toil like slaves in suburban homes. Girls in a Montreal subway station are lured into prostitution. Vancouver gangs recruit Honduran boys to sell drugs...Human trafficking is a reality today, and it's happening closer to home than you might think. Featuring candid interviews with victims, witnesses, and perpetrators, Avenue Zero paints a spellbinding portrait of a dark and sinister trade flourishing in the shadows of the law.
  • Constitute! tells the story of the largest social mobilization of women in Canadian history in the 20th century. Led by the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women and the Constitution, women and other activists across the country fought to gain stronger equality provisions entrenched in the newly repatriated Constitution's Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Sections 15 and 28). Constitute! educates and informs about how important citizen engagement is for democracy in Canada and beyond. Interviews, speeches, songs, debates and images tell the story of what happened on that cold Valentine's Day in 1981.
  • Daughters of Afghanistan: Journalist Sally Armstrong exposes the ongoing struggles of women in modern Afghanistan by following the lives of five courageous women from diverse backgrounds.
  • End Violence: For the Dignity of Every Woman is an educational resource kit for raising awareness about violence against women in schools and communities. Topics include violence in relationships, sexual assault, rape, child abuse, dating abuse, and criminal harassment.
  • Generation M: Misogyny in Media & Culture looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very heart of our popular culture.
  • Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women: Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.
  • Leaving Bountiful follows Debbie Palmer, who left the polygamous community of Bountiful and subsequently loses all power, resources and grace within the community. As her adversary tightens control, Debbie sets her house on fire, flees and ultimately becomes a crusader against what she calls the “illegal cross-border trade in Canadian and American female children for sexual and breeding purposes.”
  • Men Speak Up: Ending Violence Together: Fifteen male leaders from various sectors and various communities across BC share their perspectives with the hope of motivating other men to live violence free and become part of the solution.
  • Status Quo? The unfinished business of feminism in Canada 87 min, 2013, Secondary
    Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? This feature documentary zeroes in on key concerns such as violence against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare, asking how much progress we have truly made on these issues. Rich with archival material and startling contemporary stories, Status Quo? uncovers answers that are provocative and at times shocking.
  • Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity: argues that widespread violence in American society--including school shootings and bullying--needs to be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity. Tough Guise is extensively illustrated with examples from popular culture, ranging from Howard Stern to Stone Cold Steve Austin, from Good Will Hunting to Boyz 'N the Hood, from Garth Brooks to hip-hop.
  • V-Day: Until the Violence Stops chronicles how Eve Ensler's hit Broadway solo show 'The Vagina Monologues' grew into V-Day, an international grassroots movement dedicated to stopping violence against women and girls.

On YouTube

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  • Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: Violence against women and the due diligence standard—a three-part series
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