Sociology


New! The Violence Paradox 113 min.

Violence is all over the news. But some say we’re living in one of the most peaceful eras in human history. Is violence actually declining? If so, why? And can we build a more peaceful future?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Warrior Tradition 55 min.

The film tells the astonishing, heartbreaking, inspiring, and largely-untold story of Native Americans in the United States military. It chronicles the accounts of Native American warriors from their own points of view.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! All in the Family: Finding Your Roots, Season 6 53 min.

The family stories of actor Ty Burrell, radio host Joe Madison and political strategist Valerie Jarrett. Also a look at how a summer camp for children is using genetic genealogy to help people better understand their burgeoning identities.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Finding Your Roots, Season 6 180 min.

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. weaves together genealogical detective work with cutting-edge DNA analysis to trace the ancestry of a diverse array of trailblazing public figures. The result is a captivating cross-section of history.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Hollywood Royalty: Finding Your Roots, Season 6 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston and Mia Farrow unearth surprising new revelations about their family histories, taking them generations beyond their famous cinematic forebears.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Off the Farm: Finding Your Roots, Season 6 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the humble roots of comedic actors Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet, retracing the ancestral journeys that laid the groundwork for their success.

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New! Risks After Challenger 55 min.

Retro Report on PBS revisits the Challenger and Columbia disasters, explores how immigration controversies echo past anti-immigration backlash, and explains why a lawsuit over scalding coffee is misunderstood and the U.S. military is reliant on special forces. Andy Borowitzgives his take on efforts to strip the LGBTQ community of rights.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Texting Could Reduce Suicides 55 min.

Retro Report on PBS examines how texting could reduce suicides, surrogate parenthood, the legacy of lead-based paint, and climate help from the Cold War. Andy Borowitz links a river that used to catch on fire to fracking today.

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New! The Apollo 102 min.

THE APOLLO, directed by Oscar® and Emmy® winner Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater, covering the rich history of the storied performance space over its 85 years. What began as a refuge for marginalized artists emerged as a hallowed hall of black excellence and empowerment. In the film, Williams reflects on the struggle of black lives in America, t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Alternate Endings: 6 New Ways to Die in America 68 min.

Directed and produced by Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill (HBO’s Axios), Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America offers a fascinating look at the varied ways Americans are choosing to celebrate life as it comes to an end. With attitudes about death and end-of-life choices rapidly changing, 2018 saw the first time more Americans chose cremation over more expensive burials, disrupting the $...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019