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Digital Disconnect - Fake News, Privacy and Democracy
In this era of Facebook privacy breaches, "fake news" and filter bubbles, the essential film DIGITAL DISCONNECT trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy. Tracing the internet's history as a publicly funded government project in the…
The Most Dangerous Man in America - Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world.…
Post Truth Times: We The Media - Navigating Information in a Post-Truth Media Landscape
What is the Internet doing to information and journalism? The influence of fake news and false information on American and British election results seems undeniable, especially with politicians like Donald Trump offering an alternative to traditional media, and mainstream politicians…
Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary
Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to…
Trump: My New President - A Look at the Lives of Trump Voters
The first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency were unprecedented. This film follows the beginning of his presidency through the eyes of five ordinary Americans -- four of whom voted for him. One is an African-American high school football coach…
Dear Mr. Watterson - The Era of Calvin & Hobbes
Calvin & Hobbes dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over 10 years, having a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe. When the strip's creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year's Eve in…
Frame by Frame - Building a Free Press in Afghanistan
After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own - reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves. Nominated for…
Eye on the 60s - The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman
A fascinating recollection of a remarkable era in American History--the 1960's, seen through the work of noted "Life Magazine" photographer Rowland Scherman. Learn of key moments and people from someone on the inside-- JFK, The The March On Washington, Bob…
The CIA - 50 Years of Spying
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
For more than 50 years, the CIA has served the nation gathering vital information, performing dangerous covert operations, and lending support to allies worldwide. But the vast secret agency has also seen its share of problems, and recent cases like…
Date Rape Backlash - Media & the Denial of Rape
How did date rape shift from a "shockingly frequent... outrage," as Newsweek once called it, to a controversy over "crying rape," as New York magazine later labelled it? Susan Faludi, bell hooks, Mary Koss, Katha Pollitt, Neil Malamuth, and others,…
Rich Media, Poor Democracy - How Journalism is Compromised by Corporations
If a key indicator of the health of a democracy is the state of its journalism, the United States is in deep trouble. In Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney lays the blame for this state of affairs squarely at…
Newspaper of Record - The Pittsburgh Courier: An African American Newspaper
The Pittsburgh Courier was the leading Black newspaper of the last century. No mere journal of African American life, the Courier was a muckraking crusader in the vanguard of the civil rights movement. Its fourteen national editions had a peak…
44 Pages - Making Highlights Magazine
A portrait of Highlights magazine following the creation of the cultural phenomenon's 70th anniversary issue, from the first editorial meeting to its arrival in homes, and introducing the people who passionately produce the monthly publication for "the world's most important…
Panama Papers - The Biggest Leak in History
This is the biggest leak in history: 11.5 million files exposing the most secret world of offshore finance. Under the ICIJ, 378 investigative journalists around the world worked on the leaked files behind closed doors. On April 3rd 2016, representing…
War Made Easy - How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us To Death
War Made Easy brings to the screen Norman Solomon's insightful analysis of the strategies used by administrations, both Democratic and Republican, to promote their agendas for war from Vietnam to Iraq. By familiarizing viewers with the techniques of war propaganda,…
Stripped
Stripped brings together the world's best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love, and what happens to it as newspapers die. Over 70 interviews were conducted, including the first-ever audio interview with Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), as…
The War Around Us
The War Around Us tells the absorbing true story of the only two international journalists on the ground in Gaza during Israel's bombardment and invasion of the troubled Palestinian territory over a three-week period in 2008-9. Award-winning filmmaker Abdallah Omeish…
The Myth of the Liberal Media - The Propaganda Model of News
Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky overturn one of the dominant myths in our political culture - the notion that mainstream media have a liberal bias. Drawing on extensive empirical research, they reveal that in actuality the news media have become…
Mad As Hell - Following Cenk Uygur's Journey to Internet Stardom
This acclaimed film documents the tumultuous, at times hilarious, and altogether astonishing trajectory of Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks' main host and founder, as he traverses from unknown Public Access TV host to internet sensation by way of YouTube. When…
Constructing Public Opinion - How Politicians & the Media Misrepresent the Public
The media regularly use public opinion polls in their reporting of important news stories. But how exactly do they report them and to what end? In this insightful and accessible interview, Professor Justin Lewis demonstrates the way in which polling…