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The NCC community can access streaming video on all topics through several library databases including Films on Demand, Kanopy, and Docuseek. You will need to login into the databases using your personal credentials. Generally, your credentials are your student ID as user name, and the password that you created.
American Tongues: Linguistic Attitudes in the US (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
Southerners talk too slowly. New Yorkers are rude. New Englanders don't say much at all. Anybody who lives in the U.S. knows the cliches about how people in the various parts of the country handle the English language. American Tongues is the first documentary to explore the impact of these linguistic attitudes in a fresh and exciting manner.
Films on Demand This link opens in a new window
A collection of streaming video (similar to YouTube) covering educational topics in the humanities, social sciences, science, business, economics, and health. Features content from PBS, NBC News, Nightline, the History Channel and more.
Food, Inc. (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
Food Inc. reveals surprising - and often shocking - truths about what we eat, how it's produced, and who we have become as a nation.
Great African American Authors (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
This breakthrough eight part series, Great African American Authors, tells the amazing story of the evolution of the African American literary tradition in the United States from the founding of Jamestown to the first two decades of the 21st Century.
From pre-Revolutionary War poetry and sermons, to ante-Civil War slave narratives, to Jim Crow Era segregation and discrimination issues, to Black rights in the Civil Rights period, to the Black Artists movement and to the Black New Wave of the 21st Century, this breakthrough eight part series, Great African American Authors, tells the amazing story of the evolution of the African American literary tradition in the United States.
Killing Us Softly - Advertising's Image of Women ( 4 individual movies, Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes -- images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. Access to all 4 films: Killing Us Softly (1979), Still Killing Us Softly (1987), Killing Us Softly 3, and Killing Us Softly 4.
Makers: Women Who Make America- Season 1 (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
Makers tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.
Manifesto (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
"MANIFESTO" features two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements.
Mask You Live In (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
THE MASK YOU LIVE IN follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity.
Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become "real" men.
Not my life-the global impact of human trafficking and modern slavery (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.
Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.
Paper (Penn State) (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
By chronicling for a year the publication of Penn State University's Daily Collegian one of the nation's leading student newspapers, with a 200-person staff and a circulation rivaling that of many small-town newspapers this documentary reveals the many challenges and issues with which young journalists must contend
She's Beautiful When She's Angry - The History of the Women's Liberation Movement (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
An account of the birth of the modern women's liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium, direct from the women who lived it.
Split: Divorce through Kids Eyes (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
Split is a deeply personal film made in collaboration with children aged 6-12, exploring the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents.
Split gives us the children's perspective on divorce... no adults, no experts... just kids speaking the powerful truth of what is on their minds and in their hearts. Their wisdom, candor, and humor will give courage to other children, and encourage parents to make better choices as they move through divorce.
Talk Mogadishu (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
A decade after the disastrous US humanitarian intervention in Somalia, HornAfrik, the first independent TV and radio station in war-ravaged Mogadishu, was established by three brave Somali-Canadians in the face of chaos and devastation. Their vision was to forge a path to peace through freedom of expression, impartial news, and debate. The station's talk shows have become incredibly popular, providing a unique way for Mogadishu's marginalized residents, including women's groups and human rights advocates, to speak out without being silenced.
It is a venture not without danger; HornAfrik has been attacked more than once by angry warlords displeased with the station's content. Despite the perils, the founders of HornAfrik continue their broadcasts, creating a blueprint for the role of the media in times of conflict.
Tribe of His Own: The Journalism of P. Sainath (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
At a time when government propaganda and corporate spin are increasingly presented as fact, and a handful of corporations control the news, A TRIBE OF HIS OWN: THE JOURNALISM OF P. SAINATH reminds us what news media can be.
In India, nearly 400 million people live in poverty. Believing that responsible journalism can help to change things for the better, Palagummi Sainath wrote a series of 70 newspaper articles for The Times of India chronicling the living conditions in the ten poorest districts of the country. For two years Sainath lived in the communities he wrote about; he traveled across India, often on foot, in hill areas, drought-prone areas, and tribal areas to put the issue of poverty back on the national agenda.
After nearly a decade of work and dozens of awards, Sainath remains as passionately committed as ever. According to Sainath the shift from hard-hitting, truth-seeking journalism to innocuous, promotional stenography goes hand in hand with the increase of globalization. This, he believes, has also contributed to the 1990s becoming 'the time of the most gross social inequality since the Second World War.'
A TRIBE OF HIS OWN follows Sainath to the Indian villages he writes about and explores his contention that 'journalism is for people, not shareholders.'
Waste Land (Streaming Video) This link opens in a new window
Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" -- or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage