Political Science


New! The Final Year 91 min.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Greg Barker (HBO’s Manhunt), this fascinating feature documentary offers viewers a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign-policy team during its last year in office. Featuring unprecedented “fly-on-the-wall” access inside the White House and State Department, the film offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administ...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls 105 min.

Produced and directed by six-time Emmy® winner Peter Kunhardt, along with Emmy® winners George Kunhardt and Teddy Kunhardt, John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls is a biographical profile of one of the most influential forces in modern American politics, Arizona Senator John McCain. The son and grandson of two Navy admirals, McCain is a former Navy pilot who was shot down in Vietnam and spent over...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Humanitarian Intervention Does More Harm Than Good: A Debate 70 min.

The international community currently faces a global refugee crisis and mass atrocities in Iraq, Myanmar, Syria, Yemen, and other countries. How should the West respond? Proponents of humanitarian intervention—the use of force to halt human rights abuses—argue that the world’s most powerful nations have a responsibility to protect innocent people around the planet. Beyond saving lives, they conten...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Danielle Lang 5 min.

Today, Danielle Lang is a voting-rights attorney. But at the age of 22, when she was studying for law school, she became pregnant because of a contraception failure. She and her partner felt they were not ready to be parents. After her abortion, Danielle found herself confronting the stigma surrounding her choice.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Dr. Waldo Fielding 6 min.

In the 1950s, Dr. Waldo Fielding was an obstetrician working at Harlem Hospital in Manhattan. He remembers women from the community coming to him — many terrified they would be reported — with complications from backroom abortions. After Roe, he remembers the protestors at his Boston clinic and the harassment women endured just to access medical care.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Gaylon Alcaraz 5 min.

Gaylon Alcaraz grew up on the South Side of Chicago and attended a Catholic girls school where she didn’t receive comprehensive sex education. She was 17 years old when she first became pregnant. She knew she was not ready to become a mother, so she had an abortion. Today Gaylon, a mother of two, is a reproductive justice activist fighting for the women in her community.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Holly Alvarado 5 min.

Today, Holly Alvarado is a proud US military veteran. But in 2009, as she was getting ready to leave for a tour of duty in Iraq, she realized she was pregnant. She wanted to end the pregnancy and deploy with her team, but she couldn’t get an abortion from a military doctor because of a federal law restricting military abortions.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Liz Young 6 min.

Liz Young was the first person in her family to go to Berkeley. While there during the free speech movement of the early 1960s, she experienced new freedoms and political ideas that she had not encountered in her sheltered traditional Chinese upbringing. At the age of 22 she accidentally became pregnant, and found herself in the underground world to get an abortion.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Lynne Hanley 6 min.

When Lynne Hanley was studying English at Cornell, she fell in love. When she tried to get contraception, she was told she had to be married to get it. After she realized she was pregnant, she went to a local doctor who lectured her, telling her she would be punished if she tried to end her pregnancy.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Marge Piercy 6 min.

Marge Piercy is 81 years old. She grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Detroit. In 1953, during her freshman year of college, she fell in love. In those days, contraception was illegal in most states, and it was certainly illegal for unmarried women. She had dreams of becoming a writer. She didn’t want to have a baby.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017