Sociology


New! One Nation Under Stress 69 min.

From acclaimed directors/producers Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson (HBO’s I Am Evidence, Class Divide) comes an enlightening HBO documentary that explores the causes and effects of chronic stress from scientific, economic and sociological perspectives. In investigating the recent three-year decline in U.S. life expectancy for the first time in a hundred years, neurosurgeon and Emmy®-award winning...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Song of Parkland 29 min.

When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama teacher Melody Herzfeld heard the fire alarm on February 14, 2018, she was with her students in rehearsals for their annual children’s musical. Moments later, a Code Red sounded. Herzfeld rushed her 65 students into a storage closet while a shooter killed 17 teachers and students nearby. Filmed in the months following the shootings, while theFlorida...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me 101 min.

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Meexplores the multifaceted entertainer's quest to create his own identity and blaze a trail in show business. Learn all about the life and art of this uniquely gifted performer. explores the multifaceted entertainer's quest to create his own identity and blaze a trail in show business. Learn all about the life and art of this uniquely gifted pe...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Cannibal on Bus 1170: Rethinking Moral Panics 8 min.

When Vincent Li murdered and then cannibalized 22-year-old Tim McLean on a Greyhound Bus heading for Winnipeg, the shock waves ran through Canadian society. But when Li was found unfit to face trail and later released, shock turned to outrage and triggered a social media moral panic. This film looks at the social reaction to Tim McLean’s murder and how it challenged the conventional sociological m...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Goodbye, Congress: A Vice News Tonight Special 27 min.

Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, sits down with 15 retiring or resigning members of Congress to find out what it’s like to serve and why they’re leaving.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Student Athlete 89 min.

An HBO Sports documentary produced in collaboration with LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Steve Stoute. Student Athlete examines the complex rules of amateur athletics, and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families. Each year, student athletes generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies, yet a vast majority earn nothing for themselves and leave school with...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Jane Fonda In Five Acts 134 min.

Girl next door, sex kitten, fitness tycoon, high-profile activist, Oscar®-winner: Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she's done it all in the public eye. This exclusive HBO documentary, directed and produced by the acclaimed filmmaker Susan Lacy, draws on 21 hours of recent interviews with Fonda, who speaks candidly and frankly about her life, her lo...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age 87 min.

With over 40 million Americans currently online dating, the internet has become an ubiquitous tool in modern courtship. Dating sites and apps such as Tinder, OkCupid, Match, Bumble, Hinge and others are part of a $2.5-billion industry that is rapidly changing the rules of dating, both expanding and accelerating access to potential mates for everything from “hookups” to long-term relationships. Swi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Educating Girls 22 min.

Across Africa, millions of girls are denied a decent education. CAMFED aims to change that and break the cycle of poverty by paying for books, fees, even school uniforms.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Friends International 22 min.

Thousands of children live on the streets of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Friends International provides education, vocational training and work experience in their restaurants and shops so children can earn their way off the streets for good. Alvin Hall advises them how to boost their income, to help even more youngsters.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018