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Soldiers of Conscience

Soldiers of Conscience reveals important details about war and conscience and fosters a conversation that is long overdue within and without the US.

Books

Envisioning a Better Future: Octavia Estelle Butler, 1947–2006

Octavia Butler’s work offers us a future that is different from the other visions we usually see in popular culture. Her future takes into account identity and culture, power and empowerment.

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Lesbian Nation and Lavender Limelight

Two rich documentaries that reveal the diversity of lesbian filmmakers as well as their common themes and experiences.

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America Betrayed

There are some documentaries that really blow your mind. And then there are documentaries like America Betrayed.

Sarah Hentges
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Irreconcilable Differences:The Lost Collection

As part of The Lost Collection (“the best movies you totally forgot about”),this one is worth remembering.

Sarah Hentges
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Adam Clayton Powell

He thumbed his nose at the white establishment and fell from grace. Even so, Powell helped make civil rights a reality.

Sarah Hentges
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Jam

This gives us good old American “trash culture” and a whole lot of pain.

Sarah Hentges
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Breaking Bad: Season Two Premiere

The second season of Breaking Bad promises to be quite a ride.

Sarah Hentges
Television

Survivor: Tocantins: The Brazilian Highlands

In the first episode of Survivor: Tocantins, we learned that temperatures in the Brazilian Highlands are often in excess of 120 degrees.

Sarah Hentges
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Rough Crossings

An amazing story of the slaves who fought for Britain during the American Revolutionary War.

Sarah Hentges
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The American Future: A History

Sandwiched between the inspirational words and images of Obama, Schama argues that one of America’s greatest attributes is its “power of reinvention”.

Sarah Hentges
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Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown

Peters makes us think about race, culture, identity, stereotypes, and the power of the media to influence the way we see ourselves and others.

Sarah Hentges
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Blossom: Seasons 1 & 2

Without hammering home a moral lesson, Blossom was able to address issues like economic hardship, drug abuse, and sex in real, often clever ways.

Sarah Hentges
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The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye

“Dunyementary”is a style that blends narrative and documentary, “a mix of film, video, friends, and a lot of heart”.

Sarah Hentges
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Kath & Kim Series 1-3

As dysfunctional as these two women are, they are also a kind of model family—a mother and daughter who share their lives -- as empty and meaningless as they may be.

Sarah Hentges
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STOMP Live

In this video you'll get everything and the kitchen sink.

Sarah Hentges
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Lost Broadcasts: Videos by Eileen Maxson

A gem for those interested in video production, art, and film as much as those interested in films that critique society and culture.

Sarah Hentges
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We All Fall Down

This story is largely propped up by the marginal characters that inhabit Michael’s landscape.

Sarah Hentges

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