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    Addiction

  • Dreamland - Takes a sharp but disarming approach in examining the romance of gambling, and reveals the decidedly unromantic reality.

  • Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

  • Aging

  • Exit - Profiles the EXIT organization, which for over twenty years has counseled and accompanied the terminally-ill and severely handicapped towards a death of their choice.

  • Famous 4A - Set in a hospice care center, captures the bond shared between patients and caregivers, grown children and their ailing parents, while challenging stereotypes of aging and dying.

  • Arts & Leisure

  • Disco and Atomic WarDisco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Malls R Us - From impressive architectural projects to economic, environmental and social concerns, everything about shopping malls, and more.

  • Attitude

  • Awakening from Sorrow: Buenos Aires 1997 - Documents the power to transform pain into action and to lift the veil of repression that has gripped a generation of young people orphaned by Argentina's 'Dirty War.'

  • How Happy Can You Be? - What is happiness? And how do we get more of it? Visiting leading figures in positive psychology and observing clinical experiments, this is a light-hearted but serious investigation.

  • Untold Desires - Powerful documentary about people with disabilities who struggle to be recognized as sexual beings, free to explore their sexuality and to lead sexually fulfilling lives.

  • Banking

  • Banking the Unbanked - As a team of managers in Gambia try to build a microfinance business, they learn that the loans may be small - but the stakes are very high.

  • We All Fall Down - The rise and fall of America's mortgage system and the damage in the wake of its collapse. With Nouriel Roubini, Richard Sylla and Chris Mayer.

  • Body

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

  • One in 2000 - One in two thousand babies are born with anatomy that doesn't clearly mark them as either male or female. This provocative documentary demystifies the issue through intimate profiles of people born intersex.

  • Untold Desires - Powerful documentary about people with disabilities who struggle to be recognized as sexual beings, free to explore their sexuality and to lead sexually fulfilling lives.

  • Business

  • Food Design - A look inside the secret chambers where designers and scientists are defining your favorite mouthful of tomorrow.

  • The La$t Market - Documents the efforts of the multinational corporation Philips to reach the more than five billion potential consumers among the world's poor, the "bottom of the economic pyramid." But can profitability fight poverty?

  • Malls R Us - From impressive architectural projects to economic, environmental and social concerns, everything about shopping malls, and more.

  • Middletown (Family Business) - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

  • We All Fall Down - The rise and fall of America's mortgage system and the damage in the wake of its collapse. With Nouriel Roubini, Richard Sylla and Chris Mayer.

  • Child Development

  • The Boy Inside - The harrowing story of the filmmaker's son Adam, a 12-year-old with Asperger Syndrome, during a tumultuous year in the life of their family.

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • The Inheritors - At early age children begin to work in the Mexican countryside. This is a portrait of theirs lives and their daily struggle for survival.

  • A Sentence for Two - The film contrasts the stories of prison inmates who are forced to give their newborn baby up with a prison nursery where infants spend the first year of life alongside their mothers.

  • Cities

  • Middletown - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • Oblivion - Heddy Honigmann's latest film focuses on Peru's capital city of Lima, revealing the contrasts of wealth and poverty, and how its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis and corruption.

  • We All Fall Down - The rise and fall of America's mortgage system and the damage in the wake of its collapse. With Nouriel Roubini, Richard Sylla and Chris Mayer.

  • Class

  • Banking the Unbanked - As a team of managers in Gambia try to build a microfinance business, they learn that the loans may be small - but the stakes are very high.

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • The Inheritors - At early age children begin to work in the Mexican countryside. This is a portrait of theirs lives and their daily struggle for survival.

  • The La$t Market - Documents the efforts of the multinational corporation Philips to reach the more than five billion potential consumers among the world's poor, the "bottom of the economic pyramid." But can profitability fight poverty?

  • Middletown - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • North-South.com - In West Africa many young women, who dream of escaping a life of misery by marrying a rich, white foreigner, surf the Internet for marriage proposals.

  • Oblivion - Heddy Honigmann's latest film focuses on Peru's capital city of Lima, revealing the contrasts of wealth and poverty, and how its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis and corruption.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • Working Women of the World - Focusing on Levi Strauss & Co., examines the relocation of factories from Western countries to nations like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey, where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent.

  • Collective Memory

  • Agustín's Newspaper - Journalism students at the University of Chile embark on an investigation of El Mercurio, the oldest newspaper in Chile.

  • Awakening from Sorrow: Buenos Aires 1997 - Documents the power to transform pain into action and to lift the veil of repression that has gripped a generation of young people orphaned by Argentina's 'Dirty War.'

  • Black Sun - A history of the esoteric ideas and myths that served as a breeding ground for Nazi ideology and inspired Adolf Hiter.

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • My American Family - 70-year-old Gaetano Merenda and his son (the filmmaker) travel to America for a reunion with relatives whose ancestors came from their small town in southern Italy more than a century ago.

  • Shi'ism - Across Iran, Lebanon and Iraq a cross-section of major contemporary Shiite figures discuss and debate the history, theology and values of this minority branch of Islam.

  • State of Mind - Therapist Albert Pesso trains mental-health care works in Kinshasa, Congo, in a technique to help genocide survivors overcome the traumas they witnessed and endured.

  • Community

  • Malls R Us - From impressive architectural projects to economic, environmental and social concerns, everything about shopping malls, and more.

  • Middletown - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • Red Persimmons - A visually elegant paean to the cultivation and harvesting of the sweet red fruit, and the disappearance of a traditional way of life in rural Japan.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • Consumer Culture

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Do Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference?

  • Food Design - A look inside the secret chambers where designers and scientists are defining your favorite mouthful of tomorrow.

  • The La$t Market - Documents the efforts of the multinational corporation Philips to reach the more than five billion potential consumers among the world's poor, the "bottom of the economic pyramid." But can profitability fight poverty?

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

  • Malls R Us - From impressive architectural projects to economic, environmental and social concerns, everything about shopping malls, and more.

  • Recipes for Disaster - Concerned about the world's addiction to oil, and its disastrous environmental consequences for the planet, the filmmaker convinces his family to live "oil-free" for one year.

  • Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • We All Fall Down - The rise and fall of America's mortgage system and the damage in the wake of its collapse. With Nouriel Roubini, Richard Sylla and Chris Mayer.

  • Criminal Justice

  • A Sentence for Two - The film contrasts the stories of prison inmates who are forced to give their newborn baby up with a prison nursery where infants spend the first year of life alongside their mothers.

  • Death & Dying

  • Aging in America - A glimpse at aging athletes, activists, wranglers and strippers, and inmates growing old in our nation's prisons, reaching their "golden" years in the first part of the twenty-first century.

  • Famous 4A - Set in a hospice care center, captures the bond shared between patients and caregivers, grown children and their ailing parents, while challenging stereotypes of aging and dying.

  • Digital Technology

  • The Democratic Revolutionary Handbook - A how-to manual to the recent democratic (but definitely not spontaneous) revolutions in Georgia, Serbia, and the Ukraine.

  • North-South.com - In West Africa many young women, who dream of escaping a life of misery by marrying a rich, white foreigner, surf the Internet for marriage proposals.

  • Surrounded by Waves - A global exploration of the health impacts of electromagnetic waves in our wireless technology.

  • Disabilities

  • The Boy Inside - The harrowing story of the filmmaker's son Adam, a 12-year-old with Asperger Syndrome, during a tumultuous year in the life of their family.

  • State of Mind - Dr. Albert Pesso trains mental-health care works in Kinshasa, Congo, in a technique to help genocide survivors overcome the traumas they witnessed and endured.

  • Untold Desires - Powerful documentary about people with disabilities who struggle to be recognized as sexual beings, free to explore their sexuality and to lead sexually fulfilling lives.

  • Education

  • The Boy Inside - The harrowing story of the filmmaker's son Adam, a 12-year-old with Asperger Syndrome, during a tumultuous year in the life of their family.

  • Middletown (Seventeen) - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • Empowerment

  • Awakening from Sorrow: Buenos Aires 1997 - Documents the power to transform pain into action and to lift the veil of repression that has gripped a generation of young people orphaned by Argentina's 'Dirty War.'

  • The Democratic Revolutionary Handbook - A how-to manual to the recent democratic (but definitely not spontaneous) revolutions in Georgia, Serbia, and the Ukraine.

  • Exit - Profiles the EXIT organization, which for over twenty years has counseled and accompanied the terminally-ill and severely handicapped towards a death of their choice.

  • How Happy Can You Be? - What is happiness? And how do we get more of it? Visiting leading figures in positive psychology and observing clinical experiments, this is a light-hearted but serious investigation.

  • Judith Butler - An up-close and personal encounter with this influential theorist and author of the best-seller Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.

  • Recipes for Disaster - Concerned about the world's addiction to oil, and its disastrous environmental consequences for the planet, the filmmaker convinces his family to live "oil-free" for one year.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • State of Mind - Therapist Albert Pesso trains mental-health care works in Kinshasa, Congo, in a technique to help genocide survivors overcome the traumas they witnessed and endured.

  • Ethnicity

  • Black Sun - A history of the esoteric ideas and myths that served as a breeding ground for Nazi ideology and inspired Adolf Hiter.

  • Losers and Winners - Two worlds collide when 400 Chinese workers move to Germany for a year and a half to take apart an entire gigantic modern coke factory—and ship it back to China.

  • My American Family - 70-year-old Gaetano Merenda and his son (the filmmaker) travel to America for a reunion with relatives whose ancestors came from their small town in southern Italy more than a century ago.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • Family

  • Aging in America - A glimpse at aging athletes, activists, wranglers and strippers, and inmates growing old in our nation's prisons, reaching their "golden" years in the first part of the twenty-first century.

  • The Boy Inside - The harrowing story of the filmmaker's son Adam, a 12-year-old with Asperger Syndrome, during a tumultuous year in the life of their family.

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • Middletown - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • My American Family - 70-year-old Gaetano Merenda and his son (the filmmaker) travel to America for a reunion with relatives whose ancestors came from their small town in southern Italy more than a century ago.

  • A Sentence for Two - The film contrasts the stories of prison inmates who are forced to give their newborn baby up with a prison nursery where infants spend the first year of life alongside their mothers.

  • Feminism

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • Judith Butler - An up-close and personal encounter with this influential theorist and author of the best-seller Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.

  • Working Women of the World - Focusing on Levi Strauss & Co., examines the relocation of factories from Western countries to nations like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey, where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent.

    Gender & Sexuality

  • Do Communists Have Better SexDo Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference?

  • Judith Butler - An up-close and personal encounter with this influential theorist and author of the best-seller Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

  • North-South.com - In West Africa many young women, who dream of escaping a life of misery by marrying a rich, white foreigner, surf the Internet for marriage proposals.

  • One in 2000 - One in two thousand babies are born with anatomy that doesn't clearly mark them as either male or female. This provocative documentary demystifies the issue through intimate profiles of people born intersex.

  • Untold Desires - Powerful documentary about people with disabilities who struggle to be recognized as sexual beings, free to explore their sexuality and to lead sexually fulfilling lives.

  • Globalization

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • The Democratic Revolutionary Handbook - A how-to manual to the recent democratic (but definitely not spontaneous) revolutions in Georgia, Serbia, and the Ukraine.

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • The La$t Market - Documents the efforts of the multinational corporation Philips to reach the more than five billion potential consumers among the world's poor, the "bottom of the economic pyramid." But can profitability fight poverty?

  • Losers and Winners - Two worlds collide when 400 Chinese workers move to Germany for a year and a half to take apart an entire gigantic modern coke factory—and ship it back to China.

  • North-South.com - In West Africa many young women, who dream of escaping a life of misery by marrying a rich, white foreigner, surf the Internet for marriage proposals.

  • Seeds of Hunger - A global investigation into the evolving nature of food production, and the crisis it may portend.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • Working Women of the World - Focusing on Levi Strauss & Co., examines the relocation of factories from Western countries to nations like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey, where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent.

  • The World's Next Supermodel - Asia, Brazil or Western Europe - which will be the world's next economic superstar?

  • Health & Medical Sociology

  • Awakening from Sorrow: Buenos Aires 1997 - Documents the power to transform pain into action and to lift the veil of repression that has gripped a generation of young people orphaned by Argentina's 'Dirty War.'

  • Do Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference?

  • Exit - Profiles the EXIT organization, which for over twenty years has counseled and accompanied the terminally-ill and severely handicapped towards a death of their choice.

  • Famous 4A - Set in a hospice care center, captures the bond shared between patients and caregivers, grown children and their ailing parents, while challenging stereotypes of aging and dying.

  • How Happy Can You Be? - What is happiness? And how do we get more of it? Visiting leading figures in positive psychology and observing clinical experiments, this is a light-hearted but serious investigation.

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

  • One in 2000 - One in two thousand babies are born with anatomy that doesn't clearly mark them as either male or female. This provocative documentary demystifies the issue through intimate profiles of people born intersex.

  • Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

  • State of Mind - Therapist Albert Pesso trains mental-health care works in Kinshasa, Congo, in a technique to help genocide survivors overcome the traumas they witnessed and endured.

  • Surrounded by Waves - A global exploration of the health impacts of electromagnetic waves in our wireless technology.

  • Untold Desires - Powerful documentary about people with disabilities who struggle to be recognized as sexual beings, free to explore their sexuality and to lead sexually fulfilling lives.

  • History of Ideas

  • Black Sun - A history of the esoteric ideas and myths that served as a breeding ground for Nazi ideology and inspired Adolf Hiter.

  • The Democratic Revolutionary Handbook - A how-to manual to the recent democratic (but definitely not spontaneous) revolutions in Georgia, Serbia, and the Ukraine.

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Do Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference?

  • Human Weapon - The first sober, in-depth examination of the history of suicide bombing. Filmed in Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Europe and the United States.

  • Judith Butler - An up-close and personal encounter with this influential theorist and author of the best-seller Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.

  • Shi'ism - Across Iran, Lebanon and Iraq a cross-section of major contemporary Shiite figures discuss and debate the history, theology and values of this minority branch of Islam.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • Identity

  • Black Sun - A history of the esoteric ideas and myths that served as a breeding ground for Nazi ideology and inspired Adolf Hiter.

  • The Democratic Revolutionary Handbook - A how-to manual to the recent democratic (but definitely not spontaneous) revolutions in Georgia, Serbia, and the Ukraine.

  • Do Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference?

  • Losers and Winners - Two worlds collide when 400 Chinese workers move to Germany for a year and a half to take apart an entire gigantic modern coke factory—and ship it back to China.

  • Middletown - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • My American Family - 70-year-old Gaetano Merenda and his son (the filmmaker) travel to America for a reunion with relatives whose ancestors came from their small town in southern Italy more than a century ago.

  • Red Persimmons - A visually elegant paean to the cultivation and harvesting of the sweet red fruit, and the disappearance of a traditional way of life in rural Japan.

  • Shi'ism - Across Iran, Lebanon and Iraq a cross-section of major contemporary Shiite figures discuss and debate the history, theology and values of this minority branch of Islam.

  • The World's Next Supermodel - Asia, Brazil or Western Europe - which will be the world's next economic superstar?

  • Immigration

  • My American Family - 70-year-old Gaetano Merenda and his son (the filmmaker) travel to America for a reunion with relatives whose ancestors came from their small town in southern Italy more than a century ago.

  • North-South.com - In West Africa many young women, who dream of escaping a life of misery by marrying a rich, white foreigner, surf the Internet for marriage proposals.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • Interethnic Relations

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • Losers and Winners - Two worlds collide when 400 Chinese workers move to Germany for a year and a half to take apart an entire gigantic modern coke factory—and ship it back to China.

  • North-South.com - In West Africa many young women, who dream of escaping a life of misery by marrying a rich, white foreigner, surf the Internet for marriage proposals.

  • State of Mind - Therapist Albert Pesso trains mental-health care works in Kinshasa, Congo, in a technique to help genocide survivors overcome the traumas they witnessed and endured.



    Job Security

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • The Inheritors - At early age children begin to work in the Mexican countryside. This is a portrait of theirs lives and their daily struggle for survival.

  • Losers and Winners - Two worlds collide when 400 Chinese workers move to Germany for a year and a half to take apart an entire gigantic modern coke factory—and ship it back to China.

  • Middletown (Family Business) - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • Oblivion - Heddy Honigmann's latest film focuses on Peru's capital city of Lima, revealing the contrasts of wealth and poverty, and how its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis and corruption.

  • Working Women of the World - Focusing on Levi Strauss & Co., examines the relocation of factories from Western countries to nations like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey, where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent.

  • Journalism

  • Agustín's Newspaper - Journalism students at the University of Chile embark on an investigation of El Mercurio, the oldest newspaper in Chile.

  • Labor Disputes

  • Working Women of the World - Focusing on Levi Strauss & Co., examines the relocation of factories from Western countries to nations like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey, where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent.

  • Labor Relations

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • Losers and Winners - Two worlds collide when 400 Chinese workers move to Germany for a year and a half to take apart an entire gigantic modern coke factory—and ship it back to China.

  • Working Women of the World - Focusing on Levi Strauss & Co., examines the relocation of factories from Western countries to nations like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey, where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent.

  • Manual Workers

  • The Inheritors - At early age children begin to work in the Mexican countryside. This is a portrait of theirs lives and their daily struggle for survival.

  • Losers and Winners - Two worlds collide when 400 Chinese workers move to Germany for a year and a half to take apart an entire gigantic modern coke factory—and ship it back to China.

  • Oblivion - Heddy Honigmann's latest film focuses on Peru's capital city of Lima, revealing the contrasts of wealth and poverty, and how its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis and corruption.

  • Red Persimmons - A visually elegant paean to the cultivation and harvesting of the sweet red fruit, and the disappearance of a traditional way of life in rural Japan.

  • Seeds of Hunger - A global investigation into the evolving nature of food production, and the crisis it may portend.

  • Working Women of the World - Focusing on Levi Strauss & Co., examines the relocation of factories from Western countries to nations like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey, where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent.

  • Media

  • Agustín's Newspaper - Journalism students at the University of Chile embark on an investigation of El Mercurio, the oldest newspaper in Chile.

  • Black Sun - A history of the esoteric ideas and myths that served as a breeding ground for Nazi ideology and inspired Adolf Hiter.

  • The Democratic Revolutionary Handbook - A how-to manual to the recent democratic (but definitely not spontaneous) revolutions in Georgia, Serbia, and the Ukraine.

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Do Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference?

  • Human Weapon - The first sober, in-depth examination of the history of suicide bombing. Filmed in Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Europe and the United States.

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

  • Malls R Us - From impressive architectural projects to economic, environmental and social concerns, everything about shopping malls, and more.

  • North-South.com - In West Africa many young women, who dream of escaping a life of misery by marrying a rich, white foreigner, surf the Internet for marriage proposals.

  • Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • Surrounded by Waves - A global exploration of the health impacts of electromagnetic waves in our wireless technology.

  • Migration

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • Multiculturalism

  • Middletown (Seventeen) - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • North-South.com - In West Africa many young women, who dream of escaping a life of misery by marrying a rich, white foreigner, surf the Internet for marriage proposals.

  • National Identity

  • Black Sun - A history of the esoteric ideas and myths that served as a breeding ground for Nazi ideology and inspired Adolf Hiter.

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Do Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference?

  • Losers and Winners - Two worlds collide when 400 Chinese workers move to Germany for a year and a half to take apart an entire gigantic modern coke factory—and ship it back to China.

  • Middletown - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • My American Family - 70-year-old Gaetano Merenda and his son (the filmmaker) travel to America for a reunion with relatives whose ancestors came from their small town in southern Italy more than a century ago.

  • Oblivion - Heddy Honigmann's latest film focuses on Peru's capital city of Lima, revealing the contrasts of wealth and poverty, and how its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis and corruption.

  • Red Persimmons - A visually elegant paean to the cultivation and harvesting of the sweet red fruit, and the disappearance of a traditional way of life in rural Japan.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • The World's Next Supermodel - Asia, Brazil or Western Europe - which will be the world's next economic superstar?

    Politics

  • Agustín's Newspaper - Journalism students at the University of Chile embark on an investigation of El Mercurio, the oldest newspaper in Chile.

  • The Democratic Revolutionary Handbook - A how-to manual to the recent democratic (but definitely not spontaneous) revolutions in Georgia, Serbia, and the Ukraine.

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Human Weapon - The first sober, in-depth examination of the history of suicide bombing. Filmed in Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Europe and the United States.

  • Middletown (The Campaign) - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • We All Fall Down - The rise and fall of America's mortgage system and the damage in the wake of its collapse. With Nouriel Roubini, Richard Sylla and Chris Mayer.

  • Poverty

  • Banking the Unbanked - As a team of managers in Gambia try to build a microfinance business, they learn that the loans may be small - but the stakes are very high.

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • The Inheritors - At early age children begin to work in the Mexican countryside. This is a portrait of theirs lives and their daily struggle for survival.

  • The La$t Market - Documents the efforts of the multinational corporation Philips to reach the more than five billion potential consumers among the world's poor, the "bottom of the economic pyramid." But can profitability fight poverty?

  • North-South.com - In West Africa many young women, who dream of escaping a life of misery by marrying a rich, white foreigner, surf the Internet for marriage proposals.

  • Oblivion - Heddy Honigmann's latest film focuses on Peru's capital city of Lima, revealing the contrasts of wealth and poverty, and how its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis and corruption.

  • Seeds of Hunger - A global investigation into the evolving nature of food production, and the crisis it may portend.

  • Power Relations

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • The Democratic Revolutionary Handbook - A how-to manual to the recent democratic (but definitely not spontaneous) revolutions in Georgia, Serbia, and the Ukraine.

  • Judith Butler - An up-close and personal encounter with this influential theorist and author of the best-seller Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.

  • The La$t Market - Documents the efforts of the multinational corporation Philips to reach the more than five billion potential consumers among the world's poor, the "bottom of the economic pyramid." But can profitability fight poverty?

  • OblivionOblivion - Heddy Honigmann's latest film focuses on Peru's capital city of Lima, revealing the contrasts of wealth and poverty, and how its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis and corruption.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • Prison

  • A Sentence for Two - The film contrasts the stories of prison inmates who are forced to give their newborn baby up with a prison nursery where infants spend the first year of life alongside their mothers.

  • Racism

  • Black Sun - A history of the esoteric ideas and myths that served as a breeding ground for Nazi ideology and inspired Adolf Hiter.

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • Middletown (Seventeen) - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • Religion

  • Human Weapon - The first sober, in-depth examination of the history of suicide bombing. Filmed in Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Europe and the United States.

  • Middletown (Community of Praise) - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • Shi'ism - Across Iran, Lebanon and Iraq a cross-section of major contemporary Shiite figures discuss and debate the history, theology and values of this minority branch of Islam.

  • Rural Studies

  • Red Persimmons - A visually elegant paean to the cultivation and harvesting of the sweet red fruit, and the disappearance of a traditional way of life in rural Japan.

  • Seeds of Hunger - A global investigation into the evolving nature of food production, and the crisis it may portend.

  • Science & Society

  • Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

  • Surrounded by Waves - A global exploration of the health impacts of electromagnetic waves in our wireless technology.

  • Social Conditions

  • The Inheritors - At early age children begin to work in the Mexican countryside. This is a portrait of theirs lives and their daily struggle for survival.

  • Middletown - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • Oblivion - Heddy Honigmann's latest film focuses on Peru's capital city of Lima, revealing the contrasts of wealth and poverty, and how its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis and corruption.

  • Red Persimmons - A visually elegant paean to the cultivation and harvesting of the sweet red fruit, and the disappearance of a traditional way of life in rural Japan.

  • Social Control

  • Agustín's Newspaper - Journalism students at the University of Chile embark on an investigation of El Mercurio, the oldest newspaper in Chile.

  • Black Sun - A history of the esoteric ideas and myths that served as a breeding ground for Nazi ideology and inspired Adolf Hiter.

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Do Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference?

  • Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

  • Social Exclusion & Integration

  • Aging in America - A glimpse at aging athletes, activists, wranglers and strippers, and inmates growing old in our nation's prisons, reaching their "golden" years in the first part of the twenty-first century.

  • The Boy Inside - The harrowing story of the filmmaker's son Adam, a 12-year-old with Asperger Syndrome, during a tumultuous year in the life of their family.

  • North-South.com - In West Africa many young women, who dream of escaping a life of misery by marrying a rich, white foreigner, surf the Internet for marriage proposals.

  • One in 2000 - One in two thousand babies are born with anatomy that doesn't clearly mark them as either male or female. This provocative documentary demystifies the issue through intimate profiles of people born intersex.

  • A Sentence for Two - The film contrasts the stories of prison inmates who are forced to give their newborn baby up with a prison nursery where infants spend the first year of life alongside their mothers.

  • Social Movements

  • Awakening from Sorrow: Buenos Aires 1997 - Documents the power to transform pain into action and to lift the veil of repression that has gripped a generation of young people orphaned by Argentina's 'Dirty War.'

  • The Democratic Revolutionary Handbook - A how-to manual to the recent democratic (but definitely not spontaneous) revolutions in Georgia, Serbia, and the Ukraine.

  • Recipes for Disaster - Concerned about the world's addiction to oil, and its disastrous environmental consequences for the planet, the filmmaker convinces his family to live "oil-free" for one year.

  • Social Norms

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

  • Middletown - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • Shi'ism - Across Iran, Lebanon and Iraq a cross-section of major contemporary Shiite figures discuss and debate the history, theology and values of this minority branch of Islam.

  • Social Organization

  • Malls R Us - From impressive architectural projects to economic, environmental and social concerns, everything about shopping malls, and more.

  • Social Policy

  • Do Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference?

  • Exit - Profiles the EXIT organization, which for over twenty years has counseled and accompanied the terminally-ill and severely handicapped towards a death of their choice.

  • We All Fall Down - The rise and fall of America's mortgage system and the damage in the wake of its collapse. With Nouriel Roubini, Richard Sylla and Chris Mayer.

  • Social Psychology

  • Awakening from Sorrow: Buenos Aires 1997 - Documents the power to transform pain into action and to lift the veil of repression that has gripped a generation of young people orphaned by Argentina's 'Dirty War.'

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Do Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference?

  • How Happy Can You Be? - What is happiness? And how do we get more of it? Visiting leading figures in positive psychology and observing clinical experiments, this is a light-hearted but serious investigation.

  • Human Weapon - The first sober, in-depth examination of the history of suicide bombing. Filmed in Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Europe and the United States.

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

  • Malls R Us - From impressive architectural projects to economic, environmental and social concerns, everything about shopping malls, and more.

  • My American Family - 70-year-old Gaetano Merenda and his son (the filmmaker) travel to America for a reunion with relatives whose ancestors came from their small town in southern Italy more than a century ago.

  • Oblivion - Heddy Honigmann's latest film focuses on Peru's capital city of Lima, revealing the contrasts of wealth and poverty, and how its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis and corruption.

  • Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

  • Shi'ism - Across Iran, Lebanon and Iraq a cross-section of major contemporary Shiite figures discuss and debate the history, theology and values of this minority branch of Islam.

  • State of Mind - Therapist Albert Pesso trains mental-health care works in Kinshasa, Congo, in a technique to help genocide survivors overcome the traumas they witnessed and endured.

  • Social Services

  • Famous 4A - Set in a hospice care center, captures the bond shared between patients and caregivers, grown children and their ailing parents, while challenging stereotypes of aging and dying.

  • A Sentence for Two - The film contrasts the stories of prison inmates who are forced to give their newborn baby up with a prison nursery where infants spend the first year of life alongside their mothers.

  • Sociology of Knowledge

  • Judith Butler - An up-close and personal encounter with this influential theorist and author of the best-seller Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - A new documentary about the world famous, highly influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a brilliant renovation and application of social science.

  • Sociology of Technology

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Food Design - A look inside the secret chambers where designers and scientists are defining your favorite mouthful of tomorrow.

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

  • Recipes for Disaster - Concerned about the world's addiction to oil, and its disastrous environmental consequences for the planet, the filmmaker convinces his family to live "oil-free" for one year.

  • Surrounded by Waves - A global exploration of the health impacts of electromagnetic waves in our wireless technology.

  • Television

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

  • Terrorism

  • Human Weapon - The first sober, in-depth examination of the history of suicide bombing. Filmed in Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Europe and the United States.

  • Violence

  • Agustín's Newspaper - Journalism students at the University of Chile embark on an investigation of El Mercurio, the oldest newspaper in Chile.

  • Human Weapon - The first sober, in-depth examination of the history of suicide bombing. Filmed in Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Europe and the United States.

  • The Inheritors - At early age children begin to work in the Mexican countryside. This is a portrait of theirs lives and their daily struggle for survival.

  • State of Mind - Therapist Albert Pesso trains mental-health care works in Kinshasa, Congo, in a technique to help genocide survivors overcome the traumas they witnessed and endured.

  • Welfare State

  • Do Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference?

  • Exit - Profiles the EXIT organization, which for over twenty years has counseled and accompanied the terminally-ill and severely handicapped towards a death of their choice.

  • The World's Next Supermodel - Asia, Brazil or Western Europe - which will be the world's next economic superstar?

  • Working Conditions

  • Chain of Love - A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

  • Diamonds and Rust - Off the coast of Namibia, the crew of a diamond-mining trawler works tirelessly around the clock in an atmosphere fraught with racial and political tension.

  • The Inheritors - At early age children begin to work in the Mexican countryside. This is a portrait of theirs lives and their daily struggle for survival.

  • Losers and Winners - Two worlds collide when 400 Chinese workers move to Germany for a year and a half to take apart an entire gigantic modern coke factory—and ship it back to China.

  • Oblivion - Heddy Honigmann's latest film focuses on Peru's capital city of Lima, revealing the contrasts of wealth and poverty, and how its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis and corruption.

  • Working Women of the World - Focusing on Levi Strauss & Co., examines the relocation of factories from Western countries to nations like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey, where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent.

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