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DVD's: Sociology

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I am not a witch

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"When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision - whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom."-


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Noma is a young black woman that represents a huge portion of the post-apartheid South African youth: surviving with a precarious job, living in a township in Cape Town, renting a shack that she shares with four other people: her two sons, her cousin and her younger brother


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Chronicles twelve years of the young boy Mason's life and family as he journeys to adulthood


A film by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu 2011

Understanding sociology 1, Theory & method

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Produced by Channel 20/20 1996

Baby steps to learning

Cteated by Sandra Land and Roger O'Niel 2011

A Roger AV Production

In my country : an international perspective on gender

Utah Valley State College 1993

Peace and conflict resolution. Part 5. Globalization

Landmark Media 2002


Distributed by Progressive Press 2008

Research design

Produced by J. Alport 2007

Co-writer/expert Beth C. Weitzman

Ancient futures : learning from Ladakh

Ladakh, a desert land high in the western Himalayas, has managed to survive and prosper due to its traditions of frugality and cooperation, but now its culture and ecology are threatened by development

The charcoal people of Brazil

This deeply human documentary examines the subject of environmental destruction through the plight of impoverished migrants in Brazil who produce charcoal for use in the production of pig iron by chopping down the Amazon rainforest. The film examines their daily lives and work as they burn timber in huts, children and elders alike, struggling to feed their families

Development communication & communication technology

Everett M. Rogers, communication scholar, theorist, writer, and teacher discusses his research in the field of development communication, diffusion of innovations and communication technology

Four wives -- one man : a documentary

A portrait of a polygamist family in a rural Iranian village, exploring the intricacies of the relationships between the four wives, their husband, and their free-spoken mother-in-law and their numerous children

Gonzo : the life and work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Traces Dr. Thompson's life from his travels with the Hell's Angels, through his various Wild Turkey & drug ingested episodes in politics and righting the wrongs of society

Paul Willis on Learning to labour

Paul Willis analyzes his book Learning to labour with Steve Taylor, discussing its origins, methodology and content and reflects on its significance at the time, and its relevance today

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How might your life be better with less? Minimalism examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life--families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker--all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.

Dark Girls

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Directed by D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke

Systemic Family Therapy

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Series editor : Jon L. Winek

The day I will never forget

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A film by Kim Longinotto 2002

The origins of cultural studies : a lecture / Stuart Hall

Produced and edited by Sut Jhally 2006

24 City

New Wave films 2009

By Jia Zhang-Ke

The codes of gender : identity + performance in pop culture

Produced by the Media Education Foundation 2009

Written and directed by Sut Jhally

In this world

A Michael Winterbottom film 2003


Produced by Nick Broomfield and Jez Lewis 2007

Directed by Nick Broomfield



Panic is a petty crook who lives in Soweto. He is not interested in politics but one day he is arrested and imprisoned with anti-apartheid activists. He is transformed into a man willing to become involved in social change

Arna's children

Arna Mer Khamis spent her life campaigning for human rights. In the Jenin refugee camp, Arna opened a theatre where she taught children to express themselves through art. When Arna died of cancer in 1995, the theater ultimately did not survive. Five years later her son, Juliano, returns to discover what happened to "Arna's children."

Children of Africa : they deserve a better future

In 1991 the Children of Africa Foundation was formed to support the plight of children in Africa. In November 1991 a concert was held in Lagos, Nigeria to raise money for the organization

Edifício master

The daily lives and routine of 37 families living in a huge 12-story building in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

First person. The complete series

Errol Morris brings his unrivalled talents to the small screen for a stylized series of intimate interviews with a unique and fascinating array of people. Includes all 17 episodes from the original series

No safe place : violence against women

Explores the origins of violence against women, includes the moving stories of women who have been assaulted, and interviews men who commit these crimes and experts who look at causes and solutions

A few good men

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A research study with men who are negotiating changes towards gender equity in their intimate relations with women and children. This documentary captures the significant emotional struggles involved when a man begins to make seemingly small changes in the way he relates to his intimate partner and children, yet which have a deeper impact on household relations.

American Denial

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"In 1938, Swedish researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal plunges into America's Jim Crow South. His resulting study, An American dilemma (1944), poses a profoundly unsettling question: How can a people devoted to the American creed of equality, justice and opportunity for all continue to erect obstacles to those ends based on race? Through Myrdal's story and contemporary racial dynamics, the film explores how denial, cognitive dissonance, and implicit bias persist and shape all of our lives"

Doing sociological research

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Online classroom TV

Written by Steve Taylor

Produced by Sue Howes and Steve Yaylor

Born into Brothels

A film by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski 2004

Executive producer Geralyn White Dreyfous

The end of poverty?

Produced by Beth Portello 2010

Written and directed by Philippe Diaz

The price of pleasure : pornography, sexuality & relationships

Produced and directed by Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun 2008


Chain camera

Produced by Eddie Schmidt and Dody Dorn 2005

Directed by Kirkby Dick

Why Poverty?

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Produced by Steps International 2012


All about Lily Chou-Chou

An eighth grade student is bullied by his classmate, but finds consolation in the online chat room that discusses Lily Chou-Chou, a chanteuse he worships. But, little by litte, his real life becomes unbearable when he is ensnared in a nighmare of teenage prostitution, petty theft, and murder

Capturing the Friedmans

The Friedman's seem to be a typical family from affluent Great Neck, Long Island. One Thanksgiving, as the family gathers for a quiet holiday dinner, a police battering ram splinters the front door and officers rush inside. The police charge Arnold and his son Jesse with hundreds of shocking crimes


In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, a young cyclo (pedicab driver) transports anonymous passengers through the teeming streets, trying to eke out a meager living for his two sisters and elderly grandfather

Everybody's ethnic : your invisible culture

"Helps viewers hold a mirror to their own culture" (container). Includes footage of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration, a Balinese funeral, street life in New Delhi, and compares these to cultural norms in modern American society


The Ganges runs through the heart of India. For millions of Hindus it is India's sacred river, but they share its banks with a rich variety of wildlife. This reveals how the Ganges has shaped the wildlife, culture and beliefs in India

The Park

A film invoking the importance and value of park space, specifically its social and emotional benefits. Attempts to demonstrate how one park- symbolic of parks everywhere- offers potential and opportunities to the community, from the casual visitor to the grounds staff