Dear Friends, Thank You for Your Support
As 2019 draws to a close, we’d like to thank you for using MEF videos in your educational work.
Now more than ever, it’s essential to question and think critically about the kinds of information we’re getting from mainstream media, so over the past year we’ve been pleased to see a range of MEF titles being embraced as educational tools.
Four videos in particular have been resonating with educators: The Great White Hoax, acclaimed anti-racism educator Tim Wise’s powerful examination of the history and resurgence of racial scapegoating in American politics; Digital Disconnect, bestselling author Robert McChesney’s investigation of fake news, filter bubbles, and the anti-democratic surveillance practices of internet monopolies like Facebook and Google; Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse, media scholar Sut Jhally’s eye-opening look at the pivotal role the American advertising industry continues to play in fomenting the climate crisis; and The Bystander Moment, pioneering anti-violence educator Jackson Katz’s analysis of how bystander behavior and normative ideas about manhood have fed a culture of silence in the face of men’s sexual violence.
We’re also in production on a new video about the cultural and ideological influence of NFL football with Nation magazine writer Dave Zirin, who has written extensively about the intersection of sports, militarism, nationalism, hyper-patriotism, and the politics of dissent. And we are the new sole educational distributors of the critically acclaimed documentary Requiem for the American Dream, Noam Chomsky’s devastating look at how neoliberalism, corporate money, and accelerating inequality are destroying the very foundations of democracy.
Over the years, we’ve only been able to produce timely videos like these because educators and community leaders like you believe in the need for media education resources that don’t shy away from tough contemporary issues. So thank you!
The MEF Team