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  • Andre's Lives
    The story of Andre Steiner, dubbed "the Jewish Schindler," who saved thousands of Slovak Jews during the Holocaust.
    Click here to download the full-color 8 page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • Choropampa
    When a devastating mercury spill by the world's richest gold mining corporation hits a quiet peasant village in the Peruvian Andes, a courageous young mayor emerges to lead his people on a quest for healthcare and justice.
    Click here to download the 24 page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold
    Shot over three years, CHRONICLE OF A GENOCIDE FORETOLD follows several Rwandans before, during, and after the 1994 genocide.
    Click here to download the 24 page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • Community Voices
    A multi-cultural array of patients, clinicians, and other healthcare workers explore the many ways that differences in culture, race and ethnicity affect health and the delivery of healthcare services.
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  • The Culture of Emotions
    Designed to introduce cultural competence and diversity skills to mental/behavioral health professionals and students who deal with multi-cultural client populations.
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  • Democracy on Deadline StillDemocracy on Deadline
    A survey of journalists working in various media and languages around the world, as they grapple with their relationships to government, and the dangers of speaking truth to power.
    Click here to download the discussion guide in Adobe PDF format
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  • Ethics Thru Drama
    A powerful and evocative series of short, one-character dramas created by two nurse-educators, and designed to focus discussion on complex ethical issues in end-of-life care.
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  • Fang
    Mixes documentary and fiction techniques to recount an African art object's 100 year journey - a whole century of Western attitudes towards African culture packed into 8 minutes!
    Click here to download the 20 page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • Hold Your Breath
    A devout Muslim immigrant faces possible death from stomach cancer but cultural and linguistic confusions complicate his treatment in an American hospital.
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  • How I Coped When Mommy Died
    This inspiring video was created by 13-year-old Brett after losing his mother to breast cancer when he was ten. Original music, animated video, photographs and artwork illustrate the teenager's experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
    Click here to download the study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • In Our Midst
    Neonatal intensive care units save thousands of infant lives each year. This film profiles a family whose children are all "graduates" of the NICU, and explores the impact of medical technology on their lives.
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  • Investigation of a Flame
    An intimate look at the Catonsville Nine who on May 17, 1968 walked into a Catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and incinerated them with homemade napalm.
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  • Justice and the Generals
    Investigates the human rights and legal issues involved when two Salvadoran generals face suit in an American court for atrocities (such as the murder of four American churchwomen) committed during El Salvador's civil war.
    Click here to download the 4 page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • The Loving Story
    Oscar-shortlist selection, this s the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.
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  • Miners Shot Down
    How could 34 South African mineworkers be killed during a non-violent strike for better wages, not under apartheid, but today?
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  • Our House
    A groundbreaking documentary that explores what it's like to grow up with gay or lesbian parents, as Americans struggle to re-define family values.
    Click here to download the 7 page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • PicturePerfect
    This lively and engaging video explores the impact media has on young women's physical, psychological and emotional health, and offers tools to begin dissecting the media that influence our behaviors, attitudes, and values.
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  • The Price of Change
    Examines the effect of non-domestic work on five Egyptian women.
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  • Red Hook Justice
    Profiles an innovative court in a Brooklyn neighborhood plagued by poverty and crime that is at the center of a legal revolution - the community justice movement.
    Click here to download the 27 page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • Refrigerator Mothers
    From the 1950's through the 1970's, autism was widely blamed on cold and rejecting mothers. This film explores the devastating impact of this misdiagnosis through the stories of seven mothers and their children.
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  • Seeing is Believing
    From Rodney King to Osama bin Laden, handicams aren't just for weddings and vacations anymore!
    Click here to download the 4 part study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • Shadow Play
    With recently declassified documents and interviews with newly liberated Indonesians, offers a startling new interpretation of events that shaped modern Indonesian history and changed the destiny of Southeast Asia.
    Click here to download the 9 page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • This Way Up
    Near Jerusalem, the construction of the separation wall continues, a few feet from a senior citizens' home.
    Click here to download the 13 page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • Thomson of Arnhem Land
    The story of Donald Thomson, a young anthropoligist who devoted his life to fighting for Aboriginal rights.
    Click here to download the 8 page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • Travis
    The inspirational story of a 10-year-old boy with full-blown AIDS.
    Click here to download the Two page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • A Veiled Revolution
    Considers the possible reasons for modern Egyptian women's turn back to tradition.
    Click here to download the 19 page study guide in Adobe PDF format

  • Where Are You Taking Me?
    Revealing, multifaceted portraits of Ugandans in both public and private spaces. A gentle, observational and contemplative documentary.
    Click here to download the College Level study guide in Adobe PDF format
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  • Wipe Out
    Narrated by an Olympic gold snowboarder, this documentary tells the story of three young men living with permanent brain damage from head injuries while pursuing extreme sports.
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  • Worlds Apart
    These four unique trigger films raise awareness about how cultural barriers affect patient-provider communication and other aspects of care for patients of diverse backgrounds.
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