Criminal Justice & Law

New! Necessity: Climate Justice & The Thin Green Line 57 min.

This film is set along the rivers of Oregon and follows activists as they enlist the necessity defense in a jury trial after being arrested for a direct action at Zenith Energy in Portland. This story of climate resistance in the Pacific Northwest brings into view a historical landscape of tribal leaders, Indigenous activists and white allies as they resist oil trains and trucks carrying highly fl...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Necessity: Climate Resistance through Direct Action 120 min.

This series explores the use of the necessity defense in fighting climate change.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

We Should Expand the Supreme Court: A Debate 64 min.

Since 1869, the U.S. Supreme Court has consisted of nine justices. Nothing in the U.S. Constitution, however, determines the number of justices—that is up to Congress—and in its first 80 years of existence, its membership varied from six to ten. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D, 1933–45)—angry at the Court's nullification of some of his New Deal programs and claiming the justices were o...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

In the Shadow of 9/11 113 min.

How seven men in Miami were indicted for the biggest alleged al-Qaeda plot since 9/11. This is the bizarre true story of an FBI sting that led to a terror prosecution, though the men had no weapons or connection to al-Qaeda.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Shots Fired 54 min.

Amid record police shootings in Utah, an investigation into the use of deadly force in the state. With The Salt Lake Tribune, an examination of police training, tactics, and accountability; and racial disparities in the way force is used.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

The University 56 min.

Narratives thread together in The University a film following the aftermath of a sexual assault on a college campus. Told through the stories recounted to a Title IX tribunal, The University asks what justice might look like for survivors.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Sandra Day O’Connor: The First 112 min.

For 191 years the U.S. Supreme Court was populated only by men. When Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female justice in 1981, the announcement dominated the news. A pioneer who both reflected and shaped an era, in her 25 years as justice she was the swing vote in cases about some of the 20th century’s most controversial issues—including race, gender and reproductive rights.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Legalize Psychedelics 53 min.

In 2019, voters in Denver, Colorado, approved a referendum to decriminalize psilocybin, a psychedelic drug that affects perception and cognition. Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., followed suit a year later. Proponents of legalizing psychedelics argue that they can be used to treat a broad range of mental and emotional issues, as well as to discover a more profound sense of ourselves. Psyched...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New to Our Collection! Coverture 3 min.

Coverture severely restricted women’s political, financial, and personal rights and was imported to the American colonies as a part of English common law. It affected the lives of all American women and although it has been diminished over time vestiges of it remain even today.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

In the Face of Terror 150 min.

In the last 10 years, the number of deaths from terrorism has drastically increased across the globe. Filming in Manchester, Syria, Paris and across the USA, the series explores the incremental spread of terrorism, and its ever-growing impact. How might we survive and adapt in this new age of terrorism?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020