The films in the MEF collection encourage critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. With a special focus on representations of gender and race, and the effect these representations have on identity and culture, MEF films are especially well-suited for use in high school English, Media Literacy, Health, History, and other classes. We offer 1 or 3 year hosted streaming subscriptions to our collections.

We have three streaming collection options available for high schools and K-12 schools:

  • The MEF Basic Channel (34 essential MEF films)
  • The MEF Plus Channel (62 titles well-suited for use in high schools)
  • The MEF Premium Channel (125+ titles)

MEF Basic Channel

Includes the following titles:

Boys to Men?
Deadly Persuasion: The Advertising of Alcohol & Tobacco
Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video (Abridged)
Flirting With Danger: Power & Choice in Heterosexual Relationships
Game Over: Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games
Generation M: Misogyny in Media & Culture
Girls: Moving Beyond Myth
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (Abridged)
It Takes a Team: Making Sports Safe for LGBT Athletes & Coaches
Joystick Warriors: Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism
Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women (2001)
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women (2010)
Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype (abridged)
Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power
Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports
Playing Unfair: The Media Image of the Female Athlete
Recovering Bodies: Overcoming Eating Disorders
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Sext Up KIDS: How Children Are Becoming Hypersexualized
Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness
Speak Up!: Improving the Lives of GLBT Youth
Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies & Alcohol
Spitting Game: The College Hookup Culture (abridged)
Teen Sexuality in a Culture of Confusion
The Gloucester 18: The Realities of Teen Pregnancy
The Line
Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity (Abridged)
Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture (Abridged “clean” version)
What A Girl Wants
White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America
Wrestling With Manhood: Boys, Bullying & Battering (Abridged)

MEF Plus Channel

Includes the following titles:

#ReGENERATION: The Politics of Apathy & Activism
Advertising & the End of the World
AgroFuels: Starving People, Feeding Greed
Ammo for the Info Warrior 1
Ammo for the Info Warrior 2
Behind the Screens: Hollywood Goes Hypercommercial
Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs
Blind Spot: Peak Oil & the Coming Global Crisis
Blood & Oil
Boys to Men?
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Deadly Persuasion: The Advertising of Alcohol & Tobacco
Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video (Abridged)
Flirting With Danger: Power & Choice in Heterosexual Relationships
Freedom of Expression: Resistance & Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property
Game Over: Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games
Generation M: Misogyny in Media & Culture
Girls: Moving Beyond Myth
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (Abridged)
How to Start a Revolution: The Blueprint for Change that is Rocking the World
In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts
Independent Media in a Time of War
It Takes a Team: Making Sports Safe for LGBT Athletes & Coaches
Joystick Warriors: Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism
Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws
Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women (2001)
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women (2010)
Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype (abridged)
Life in Occupied Palestine
Many Ways to See the World
Mic Check: Documentary Shorts from the Occupy Movement
Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power
No Logo: Brands, Globalization, Resistance
Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports
Peter Elbow: On Writing
Playing Unfair: The Media Image of the Female Athlete
Plunder: The Crime of Our Time
Race, Power & American Sports, featuring Dave Zirin
Recovering Bodies: Overcoming Eating Disorders
Red Moon: Menstruation, Culture & the Politics of Gender
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Refuge: A Film About Darfur
Sext Up KIDS: How Children Are Becoming Hypersexualized
Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness
Soul Food Junkies: African-American Identity & the Politics of Food
Speak Up!: Improving the Lives of GLBT Youth
Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies & Alcohol
Spitting Game: The College Hookup Culture (abridged)
Teen Sexuality in a Culture of Confusion
The Billionaires’ Tea Party: How Corporate America is Faking a Grassroots Revolution
The Diamond Empire
The Gloucester 18: The Realities of Teen Pregnancy
The Line
The Mean World Syndrome: Media Violence & the Cultivation of Fear
The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don’t Need
The War Around Us
This Land is Our Land: The Fight to Reclaim the Commons
This Land is Our Land: The Fight to Reclaim the Commons
Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture (Abridged “clean” version)
Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity (Abridged)
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
What A Girl Wants
White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America
Wrestling With Manhood: Boys, Bullying & Battering (Abridged)
Writing About Media with Peter Elbow

MEF Premium Channel

Includes the following titles:

#ReGENERATION: The Politics of Apathy & Activism
A Burning Question: Propaganda & the Denial of Climate Change
Abe Osheroff: One Foot in the Grave, The Other Still Dancing
Advertising & the End of the World
AgroFuels: Starving People, Feeding Greed
American Autumn: An OccuDoc
Ammo for the Info Warrior 1
Ammo for the Info Warrior 2
Arna’s Children: How the Children of a Palestinian Theater Group Got Involved in the Intifada
Asking for It: The Ethics & Erotics of Sexual Consent
Beauty Mark: Body Image & the Race for Perfection
Behind the Screens: Hollywood Goes Hypercommercial
bell hooks: Cultural Criticism & Transformation
Beyond Good & Evil: Children, Media & Violent Times
Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism
Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs
Blind Spot: Peak Oil & the Coming Global Crisis
Blood & Oil
Boys to Men?
Breaking Our Silence
Capitalism Hits the Fan: Richard Wolff on the Economic Meltdown
Captive Audience: Advertising Invades the Classroom
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class
Constructing Public Opinion: How Politicians & Media Misrepresent the Public
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Culture, Politics & Pedagogy: A Conversation with Henry Giroux
Deadly Persuasion: The Advertising of Alcohol & Tobacco
Default: The Student Loan Documentary
Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video (Abridged)
Edward Said: On Orientalism
Edward Said: The Myth of ‘The Clash of Civilizations’
Feeding Frenzy: The Food Industry, Obesity & the Creation of a Health Crisis
Five Friends
Flirting With Danger: Power & Choice in Heterosexual Relationships
Framing An Execution: The Media & Mumia Abu-Jamal
Freedom of Expression: Resistance & Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property
Further Off the Straight & Narrow: New Gay Visibility on Television, 1998-2006
Game Over: Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games
Generation M: Misogyny in Media & Culture
Girls: Moving Beyond Myth
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (Abridged)
How Racism Harms White Americans
How to Start a Revolution: The Blueprint for Change that is Rocking the World
I Am a Man: Black Masculinity in America
In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts
Independent Media in a Time of War
It Takes a Team: Making Sports Safe for LGBT Athletes & Coaches
Joystick Warriors: Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism
Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws
Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women (2001)
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women (2010)
Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype (abridged)
Life in Occupied Palestine
Live From Bethlehem
Many Ways to See the World
Mic Check: Documentary Shorts from the Occupy Movement
Michael Kimmel: On Gender
Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power
Militainment, Inc: Militarism & Pop Culture
Money for Nothing: Behind the Business of Pop Music
No Logo: Brands, Globalization, Resistance
Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
Off the Straight & Narrow: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals & Television, 1967-1998
Pack of Lies
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land: U.S. Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Peter Elbow: On Writing
Playing Unfair: The Media Image of the Female Athlete
Plunder: The Crime of Our Time
Protection: Masculinity & Condom-Use in Sub-Saharan Africa
Race, Power & American Sports, featuring Dave Zirin
Recovering Bodies: Overcoming Eating Disorders
Red Moon: Menstruation, Culture & the Politics of Gender
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Refuge: A Film About Darfur
Remote Control: Children, Media Consumption & the Changing American Family
Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture (edited version)
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Rich Media, Poor Democracy
Sext Up KIDS: How Children Are Becoming Hypersexualized
Sexual Assault: Naming the Unnamed Conspirator
Shop ‘Til You Drop: The Crisis of Consumerism
Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness
Soul Food Junkies: African-American Identity & the Politics of Food
Speak Up!: Improving the Lives of GLBT Youth
Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies & Alcohol
Spitting Game: The College Hookup Culture (abridged)
Stuart Hall: Personally Speaking
Stuart Hall: Race, the Floating Signifier
Stuart Hall: Representation & the Media
Stuart Hall: The Origins of Cultural Studies
Teen Sexuality in a Culture of Confusion
The Billionaires’ Tea Party: How Corporate America is Faking a Grassroots Revolution
The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men
The Codes of Gender: Identity & Performance in Pop Culture (abridged version)
The Date Rape Backlash: Media & the Denial of Rape
The Diamond Empire
The Electronic Storyteller featuring George Gerbner
The Gloucester 18: The Realities of Teen Pregnancy
The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film
The Killing Screens featuring George Gerbner
The Line
The Mean World Syndrome: Media Violence & the Cultivation of Fear
The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News
The New Economics 101: True Wealth in the New Economy
The New Great Game: The Decline of the West & the Struggle for Middle Eastern Oil
The Next American Revolution: Beyond Corporate Capitalism & State Socialism
The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don’t Need
The Purity Myth: The Virginity Movement’s War Against Women
The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources
The War Around Us
This Land is Our Land: The Fight to Reclaim the Commons
Tim Wise: On White Privilege
Tomorrow’s Children
Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity (Abridged)
Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture (Abridged “clean” version)
Toxic Sludge is Good For You: The Public Relations Industry Unspun
Understanding Hookup Culture
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
War Zone
What A Girl Wants
White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America
Wrestling With Manhood: Boys, Bullying & Battering (Abridged)
Writing About Media with Peter Elbow

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