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EDUCATIONAL DVDS – Culture & Social Justice

Small Voices

small voices

Thirty years ago, the Khmer Rouge perpetrated genocide upon their own people. Attempting to create a classless society, they killed nearly 1.7 million people, primarily the adult, educated and artistic population. Today, the children born to the uneducated, poverty-stricken survivors face a bleak future. With the farming lands in the countryside decimated and little opportunity in the cities, thousands of childrenare struggling to survive... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 83 min
  • DVD Release: 2009
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South of the Border

south of the border

There's a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn't know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 78 min
  • DVD Release: 2010
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Sprawling From Grace: The Consequences of Suburbanization

sprawling from grace: the consequences of suburbanization

This eye-opening documentary explores the ravages of American suburban sprawl, what America has lost as a result, and the perils we face if we don't change the way in which we build our cities. Americans have been lulled into a false sense of security by cheap energy that has allowed us to spread endlessly into our landscape. We are trapped behind the wheels of our automobiles and with the demand for oil outpacing... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 82 min
  • DVD Release: 2009
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Stony Island

stony island

Filmed on the gritty streets of Chicago's south side, STONY ISLAND tells the story of Richie Bloom (Richie Davis), the only white kid on the block, as he forms an R&B band with his best friend, Kevin (Edward 'Stoney' Robinson). With the help of their mentor, aging sax legend Percy (Gene 'Daddy G' Barge), they pull together a funky supergroup, stealing practice time at night in the local funeral home. Despite few resources and heavy losses... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 95 min
  • DVD Release: 4/24/2012
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Teen A Go Go

Teen A Go Go

On February 9, 1964, Rock & Roll changed forever when the Beatles premiered live on The Ed Sullivan Show. An estimated 73 million viewers tuned in. Teens all across America were glued to their TVs as they witnessed a true turning point in Rock & Roll history. The next day, 10 million teens had something new to do. With their jaws still on the floor and inspiration stirring within, thousands of youngsters knew that their destiny lay in... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 78 min
  • DVD Release: 3/13/2012
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This American Journey

This American Journey

As children, British actor Paul Blackthorne and Australian photographer Mister Basquali both fell in love with America. Later they each fulfilled their dream to live here, but after two wars, a near economic collapse, and uncertainty about the country's direction, these two expats began to have doubts -- was America still the great place they once dreamed of?... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 91 min
  • DVD Release: 10/22/2013
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Too Sane For This World

Too Sane For This World

Too Sane for This World explores the challenges, gifts, and distinct perspectives of 12 adults on the autism spectrum. Featuring an introduction by bestselling author, Dr. Temple Grandin, and interviews designed by adults with high-functioning autism, the film discusses many of the problems facing the autism community – from bullying to marginalization and discrimination. A unique collaboration between neurotypical and atypical individuals, men and women living on the spectrum speak candidly about defining and coming to terms with their autism, difficulties they’ve faced, and the experiences that have shaped their lives, illustrating the neurodiversity of the mind and it’s limitless potential... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 63 min
  • DVD Release: 04/8/2014
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Water Wars

water wars

The nation of Bangladesh is prey to every threat from water known to man. WATER WARS: When Drought, Flood and Greed Collide tells the story of this land at war with not only rising seas, but devastating floods and droughts -- from India's dams dumping their excess in the wet season and siphoning off river water in the dry season. And as Bangladesh sees less and less river water during the dry season, it is forced to dig deeper for... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 55 min
  • DVD Release: 8/31/2010
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Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up

will the real terrorist please stand up

"Will the real terrorist please stand up" chronicles half a century of hostile US-Cuba relations by telling the story of the "the Cuban five", intelligence agents sent to penetrate Cuban exile terrorist groups in Miami and now serving long prison sentences. The film highlights decades of assassinations and sabotage at first backed then ignored by the very government that launched a "war against terrorism." In the film, viewers see leading... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 80 min
  • DVD Release: 7/26/2011
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Wong Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Wong Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Hilarious Performance Artist Kristina Wong vows that at the end of her 85 minute one woman show, she will save all Asian American women from the inexplicably high rates of suicide and depression affecting them. How is she so qualified?... More .

  • Genre: Comedy
  • TRT: 81 min
  • DVD Release: 2013
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YHOMELESS

YhOMELESS

Glen Dunzweiler was faced with the threat of becoming homeless. Suddenly, a life that seemed reserved only for drug addicts and the mentally ill felt closer than he had ever imagined. This realization led him to question what it is to be out on the streets... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 87 min
  • DVD Release: 2016
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