Go inside the lives of people working to create an antiracist American future. They film themselves doing the work, confronting the obstacles and achieving the victories that could add up to real change in the movement for racial justice.
2020. Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.
2021. Before he was elected the 44th President of the United States and before his life in politics, Barack Obama was a young man destined to make history. A fascinating look into Obama's early life from childhood, community organizing, and an emerging dream of equality. Includes the oldest known interview footage with 32-year-old Barack Obama.
2019. Black Feminist is a feature length documentary film surrounding the double edged sword of racial and gender oppression that black women face in America. This documentary is told through interviews from scholars, lecturers, writers, business owners, veterans, comedians and authors.
2021. Confused by the foundations of our economy, stocks, derivatives, cost of energy and taxes? You are not alone. Untangle the complicated realities of our global financial system and its profound relationship to government, politics, and climate change with the help of international experts and all the humor of a New Yorker cartoon, as we “out” the whole charade that could lead to societal collapse.
2018. To make accountability the norm after gender violence in the United States, we need to change tactics, says victims' rights attorney and TED Fellow Laura L. Dunn. Instead of going institution by institution, fighting for reform, we need to go to the Constitution and finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment, which would require states to address gender inequality and violence. By ushering in sweeping change, Dunn says, "our legal system can become a system of justice, and #MeToo can finally become 'no more.'"
2020. Kite is the moving portrait of four Chinese women across generations. The three young Chinese women — Patrice, Viola and Yuni — allude to the intersection of mental health and one’s experience as a member of the diaspora of Chinese youth. The filmmaker’s grandmother, Suqin, speaks about the Great Chinese Famine sixty years ago and foreshadows the continuation of a collective memory of trauma in a younger generation.
2019. The Limits of My World follows a nonverbal young man's transition from the school system into adulthood. Brian has autism and faces the daily challenges of adjusting to his new life. Filmed from the intimate perspective of his older sister Heather, this documentary seeks to understand Brian's personality beneath his disability.
2020. Feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science.
2019. Transgender activist and TED Resident Samy Nour Younes shares the remarkable, centuries-old history of the trans community, filled with courageous stories, inspiring triumphs -- and a fight for civil rights that's been raging for a long time. "Imagine how the conversation would shift if we acknowledge just how long trans people have been demanding equality," he says.
2021. Subnormal reveals how black children in the 1960s and ‘70s were routinely sent to schools for the educationally subnormal, and how parents, activists and teachers came together to fight this injustice. Powerful and timely, these three stories chart seismic events that helped shape modern society.
Call Number: Gordon Library General Collection, HQ73.3.U6 W4 2018
2018. One of the first films to document a growing community living life "beyond the binary" construct of gender. We exist offers a first-hand account of what it is like to exist other than male or female, while living within the confines of a world that is slow to catch up.