Sociology


New! Fly With Me 113 min.

This documentarytells the story of the pioneering young women who became flight attendants at a time when single women were unable to order a drink, eat alone in a restaurant, own a credit card or get a prescription for birth control. Becoming a “stewardess,” as they were called, offered unheard-of opportunities for travel, glamour, adventure and independence. Although often maligned as feminist s...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2024

New! The House on Jonathan Street 58 min.

Starting with the accidental discovery of the significant history of a modest dwelling on a traditionally African-American street in Hagerstown, Maryland, this documentary traces the roots of middle America’s racial, economic and social interactions. Through the lens of this house, the rise and fall of the African-American community in small rust belt towns and cities across America is told. The f...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2024

New! Groundbreakers 116 min.

Celebrate 50 years of female excellence in sports through the eyes of athletes who changed the system. Hosted by sports icon and champion of equality Billie Jean King, the film weaves together stories of eight icons to discuss how their struggles and achievements shaped women’s sports. Features Naomi Osaka, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Chloe Kim, Nancy Lieberman, Suni Lee, Julie Foudy and Diana Flores.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! The Barbie Story 45 min.

This documentary revisits the incredible impact that Barbie has had worldwide, from the toy’s origins in the late 1950s to the commotion around the first live action film directed by Greta Gerwig, which was nominated for 8 Academy Awards, winning one.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Beyond the Beach: The Hell and the Hope 84 min.

Directed by Oscar-nominated, Emmy winning cinematographer, Buddy Squires, this film follows emergency personnel working with refugees in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. The film shines a light on the humanitarian crisis and displacement of migrants that follows in the wake of war and conflict.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! District Greenwood: The Amalgamated People 65 min.

In 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma's Greenwood District, or Black Wall Street, was one of the most prosperous African American communities in the US. This documentary charts that history and explores the lessons from this time period that can be applied today.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! College Essays 8 min.

Students who are starting to apply to colleges for the coming year are the first class to deal with the impact of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn affirmative action. For many high school students, this annual rite of passage is now trickier than ever to navigate. In this NewsHour program, special correspondent Hari Sreenivasan takes a look for our higher education series, Rethinking Colle...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Appreciation: The Tomiko Morimoto Story 22 min.

In this program, Tomiko Morimoto shares her inspiring story of survival and triumph in the face of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. As a teenager, she watched the bombing from her schoolyard, losing her mother and grandfather in the attack. She went on to marry an American GI, become a professor at Vassar College, and at age 90 to advocate for world peace.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! The Cost of Inheritance: An America ReFramed Special 56 min.

This documentary explores the complex issue of reparations in the United States using a thoughtful approach to history, historical injustices, systemic inequities, and the critical dialogue on racial conciliation. Through personal narratives, community inquiries, and scholarly insights, it aims to inspire understanding of the scope and rationale of the reparations debate.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Zinzun: A Revolutionary Activist 60 min.

Michael Zinzun was a revolutionary activist who fought for social justice issues. From Pasadena and South-Central Los Angeles to Brazil, Haiti, and Southern Africa. He was most instrumental in organizing the 1992 Watts gang truce.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023