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The Politics of Apathy & Activism

Ryan Gosling narrates this engrossing film about the emergence of bold new forms of social activism and the aspirations of a new generation of young people coming to terms with a rapidly changing world. more...

A Burning Question

A Burning Question

Propaganda & the Denial of Climate Change

A clarifying look at how climate science and debates about global warming have been distorted by politicians, PR specialists, and corporate interests bent on maintaining the status quo. more...

AgroFuels

AgroFuels

Starving People, Fueling Greed

Filmmakers Loren and Matt Feinstein investigate the downside of alternative food-based fuel sources and show how grassroots communities are developing cleaner, safer, more equitable alternatives. more...

American Autumn

American Autumn

An OccuDoc

An inside look at how a New York-based protest against corporate greed and economic inequality sparked a full-scale movement that continues to send shock waves through the American political system. more...

Brand New You

Brand New You

Makeover Television and the American Dream

An illustration of how the interventions featured in makeover shows, from weight loss to cosmetic surgery, reproduce conventional norms of physical attractiveness and success. more...

Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination

Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination

An illustrated presentation,which makes a compelling case that consumer capitalism can no longer deliver on its promise of enhancing quality of life, and argues that changing direction will require changing our media system and our cultural environment. more...

Default

Default

The Student Loan Documentary

This powerful, accessible examination of the mounting student loan crisis shows how predatory lending practices are plunging students into astronomical debt with virtually no protection under the law. more...

Do the Math

Do the Math

Bill McKibben & the Fight Over Climate Change

An inside look at environmental activist Bill McKibben's nationwide tour to raise awareness about the heightening stakes of climate change. more...

Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy

The Food Industry, Marketing & the Creation of a Health Crisis

An eye-opening examination of food marketing, advertising, and the tactics the food industry uses to push high-calorie processed junk foods that are undermining the health of Americans. more...

Fire in the Blood

Fire in the Blood

A Tale of Medicine, Monopoly & Malice

The incredible true story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa, and how a remarkable group of people rose up to stop them. more...

Flirting with Danger

Flirting with Danger

Power & Choice in Heterosexual Relationships

Psychologist Lynn Phillips explores how young women navigate heterosexual relationships and hookups in a culture that sends conflicting messages about women's sexuality, consent, and coercion. more...

Google & the World Brain

Google & the World Brain

The Audacious Attempt to Control Human Knowledge

A film about Google's massive project to scan millions of books from university libraries, and how authors from around the world waged a fierce legal battle against the Internet giant. more...

How Racism Harms White Americans

How Racism Harms White Americans

With John H. Bracey Jr.

Distinguished historian John H. Bracey Jr. examines the devastating economic, political, and personal toll racism has taken on white Americans over the course of history. more...

Joystick Warriors

Joystick Warriors

Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism

The clearest account yet of the personal and societal effects of violent video games and their relationship to larger cultural narratives about guns, militarism, and manhood. more...

Best Sellers Best Sellers

Bro Code, The

Bro Code, The

How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men

This gripping look at "bro culture" and contemporary media targeted at young men deconstructs the larger forces in male culture that glamorize bullying, sexism, violence, and misogyny. more...

Codes of Gender, The

Codes of Gender, The

Identity and Performance in Pop Culture

Communication scholar Sut Jhally applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking analysis of gendered themes in fashion advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape. more...

Consuming Kids

Consuming Kids

The Commercialization of Childhood

An investigation into the multibillion-dollar youth marketing industry's successful effort to turn American children into one of the most profitable consumer demographics in the world. more...

Dreamworlds 3 (Unabridged)

Dreamworlds 3 (Unabridged)

Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video

This newest edition of Sut Jhally's influential Dreamworlds series examines how music videos reflect, shape, and reinforce the wider culture's dominant ideas and attitudes about gender, sexuality, and race. more...

Generation M

Generation M

Misogyny in Media & Culture

Filmmaker Tom Keith examines the misogynistic images, ideas, and attitudes that circulate at the very heart of American popular culture. more...

Hip-Hop (Unabridged)

Hip-Hop (Unabridged)

Beyond Beats & Rhymes

As seen on PBS and at Sundance. Filmmaker Byron Hurt's critically acclaimed documentary explores how hip-hop culture and the rap music industry too often glorify sexist, homophobic, and violent ideals of manhood at the expense of what makes hip-hop great. more...

Killing Us Softly 4

Killing Us Softly 4

Advertising's Image of Women

This powerful, most recent edition of Jean Kilbourne's influential and award-winning Killing Us Softly series uncovers a consistent pattern of sexism and misogyny across a range of print and television advertisements. more...

Mean World Syndrome, The

Mean World Syndrome, The

Media Violence & the Cultivation of Fear

A timely introduction to famed media researcher George Gerbner's breakthrough finding that heavy exposure to media violence cultivates irrational fears and a reactionary mindset. more...

Mickey Mouse Monopoly

Mickey Mouse Monopoly

Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power

This innocence-shattering look at America's most beloved entertainment conglomerate shows how Disney films have long traded in regressive gender, racial, and ethnic stereotypes. more...

Not Just a Game

Not Just a Game

Power, Politics & American Sports

Cultural historian Dave Zirin shows how American sports culture has glamorized militarism, sexism, racism, and homophobia while also serving as a key site of progressive activism. more...

Returning Fire

Returning Fire

Interventions in Video Game Culture

A documentary about video game violence that forces all of us -- gamers and non-gamers alike -- to think critically about what it means when the tools of war become forms of consumer play. more...

Spin the Bottle

Spin the Bottle

Sex, Lies & Alcohol

Media scholars Jean Kilbourne and Jackson Katz examine binge drinking on college campuses through the lens of culture, encouraging students to think critically about alcohol's glamorous commercial image. more...

The Line

The Line

Filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman chronicles her decision to confront the man who raped her in this uncompromising and illuminating examination of the line between consent and coercion. more...

Tough Guise (Unabridged)

Tough Guise (Unabridged)

Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity

Acclaimed anti-violence educator Jackson Katz examines the epidemic of male violence that plagues American society as part of a much larger, media-inflected cultural crisis in American masculinity. more...

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