Sociology


New! 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! Documenting Hate: New American Nazis 54 min.

This episode of Frontline exposes a new neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military. An investigation with ProPublica's A.C. Thompson shows the group’s terrorist objectives and how it gained strength after the 2017 Unite the Right in Charlottesville rally.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland 104 min.

On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland, a vibrant 28-year-old African American from Chicago, was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. After three days in custody, she was found hanging from a noose in her cell. Bland’s death was quickly ruled a suicide, sparking allegations of a murder and cover-up, and turning her case and name into a rallying cry nationwide. From the Oscar®-nominated,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Music Videos that Defined the 00's 49 min.

The emergence of new technologies like YouTube and social media meant that the 2000’s were an era where bands and artists redefined what was possible for the music video. Alongside this directors like Garth Jennings, Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry found that advances in special effects gave them more scope to fulfil their vision.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Going to War 56 min.

War is the ultimate paradox. Filled with terror, pain, and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose. Going to War helps us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it's like to be a soldier in times of war. The film illuminates the experiences of training, battle, and coming home for soldiers across conflicts, revealing the universals of the warrior's jour...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Ken Burns: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science 116 min.

This is the story of the renowned institution that has been called the “place for hope when there is no hope.” By combining the history of the institution with stories about present-day patients, the film makes an important contribution to discussions about our commitment to taking care of each other, about the role of money and profit in medicine, and about the very nature of healing itself.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Understanding the Opioid Epidemic 56 min.

This program traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in virtually every part of America. It captures the story of the opioid crisis through personal stories and interviews with experts and reveals the tragic impact of the overuse of prescription painkillers on individuals, families, and communities.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018