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When Jews Were Funny
Insightful and hilarious, When Jews Were Funny surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.
White Like Me - Race, Racism & White Privilege in America
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy…
Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi - How a University Student Became a Wrongful Suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing
While in the throes of depression, Brown University student Sunil Tripathi walked out of his Providence apartment and disappeared into the cold Rhode Island night. In a desparate search to find him, his family launched a social media movement that…
Miss Representation
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute…
The Cult of JT LeRoy - A Tale of Literary Celebrity and Fraud
Ethically charged, controversial, and confusing, JT's life and death sprang open a Pandora's box of powerful questions about literature and culture, identity and celebrity, and the reality of the society we live in. Fraud? Art? Sociopathy? Complicity? THE CULT OF…
Mind Games - The Power of Video Gaming
This film incorporates interviews with retro gamers and experts in psychology, linguistics and education, to explore the advantages and disadvantages of video gaming. The result is a surprisingly entertaining, touching and informative look at how gaming has impacted lives and…
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GTFO - Get the F**k Out - Women in Gaming
Sparked by a public display of sexual harassment in 2012, GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry that is riddled with discrimination and misogyny. Although half of all gamers are women, females are…
Social Media Addiction
With the rising phenomenon of social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, constant interconnectivity with friends and family is now part of a teens daily life. However as opposed to enriching their lives, is social media just another avenue…
Sex and Broadcasting - The World's Strangest Radio Station
A human, and humorous, look at New Jersey's WFMU, a radio station that refuses any programming boundaries. Most of its disc jockeys are unpaid volunteers, working for their love of surprising, spontaneous radio. They play everything from flat-out uncategorizable strangeness…
Do the Math - Bill McKibben & the Fight Over Climate Change
The math is simple: the fossil fuel industry has five times the amount of coal, gas and oil that even the most conservative governments know is safe to burn. Left to their own devices, they'll push us past the brink…
Mickey Mouse Monopoly - Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power
The Disney Company's massive success in the 20th century is based on creating an image of innocence, magic and fun. Its animated films in particular are almost universally lauded as wholesome family entertainment, enjoying massive popularity among children and endorsement…
McCarthy Reconsidered - A Look into Senator McCarthy's Term
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
Sen. Joe McCarthy's term is reviewed, including the cases of Alger Hiss, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
Oklahoma City Bombing - Terrorism in the US
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
An examination of one of the worst acts of terror, Oklahoma City Bombing.
The CIA - 50 Years of Spying
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
Explores the history of the CIA from its origins in 1947 through the disturbing revelations that have made many question its role today. A fascinating examination of the massive agency that is celebrating "50 Years of Silent Service."
Ronald Reagan and the Rise of the Right - Regan's Term in Office
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace explores the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan and how his years in office spawned Republican leadership throughout the country.
The Wall - Before and After the Berlin Wall
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
Examines the history of the division of Berlin after World War II and how it eventually lead to construction of the Berlin Wall. It follows the history of the wall and its effects on the German people until its fall…
20th Century with Mike Wallace - Social and Political Issues Around the World
Television news journalist Mike Wallace hosts this hour-long series taking a look back at some of the most important historic events and issues of the 20th century from the civil rights movement to the World Wars to the war against…
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Quitte Le Pouvoir - Mobilizing Senegalese Youth to Vote
The film follows 'Y'en a Marre' ('We're Fed Up'), a collective of rappers and journalists from Dakar's inner city, that join forces to mobilize the Senegalese youth to revolt and register to vote Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade out of power…
From Baghdad to Brooklyn - Life of a Syrian Refugee
Jennifer, an American journalist, befriends Mohamed, a young Iraqi refugee living in Syria. She crosses the line from reporter to advocate, and what follows is a journey that proves to be more than either bargained for - as illusions are…
Celebrity: Dominick Dunne - A Journalist in the Age of Celebrity
Set against the contrasting backdrops of Manhattan and Los Angeles, this film examines the life of one of the world's greatest celebrities of print journalism - Dominick Dunne. Drawing on the memories of big names in Dunne's field, including Vanity…