List of videos by course
Name of Video Description Approximate running time
Advertising & the End of the Using examples from the commercial graphics, Sut Jhally 47 minutes
World analyzes the importance and role of advertising in US culture. His
disturbing conclusion is that advertising and the over-consumption
that results, if left unchecked, will have disastrous effects on this
Affluenza A look at one of the greatest social maladies of out time: 57 minutes
overconsumption and materialism. Explores the impact on
families, communities, and the environment.
American Apartheid This video suggests that America is gradually dividing into two 35 minutes
societies: one black, one white. One society is poor and
uneducated, with little hope for the future. Another society is well
educated, well connected, but lives in fear-a fear, the program
suggests, that is sometimes justified.
Some students may find this film offensive. It uses the term
American Hollow HBO Documentary (Copy) Directed by Rory Kennedy 85 minutes
Video follows the Bowling Family who have lived for seven
generations in eastern Kentucky. The video observes the family
over the course of one year. Much of the video is shown through
the eyes of the 68 year old family matriarch, Iree Bowling. Iree and
her husband Bass Bowling have 13 children , 30 grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren. The video shows not only the
poverty of Appalachia but also the importance of this community
for the family members.
American Tongues This film goes to the streets and the countryside to listen to 56 minutes
American English in all its diversity and color. From Boston
Brahmins to Black Louisiana teenagers, from Texas cowboys to
New York professionals, American Tongues elicits funny,
perspective, something shocking, and always telling comments
about our diverse society. Some students may find offensive.
Uses term “nigger.”
Barbie Nation: An “Journeying from Barbie conventions to anti-Barbie
Unauthorized Tour (Thomas demonstrations, from girls’ play dates to Barbie web pages, Barbie
Cooper Library) Nation plumbs the cult of the Barbie doll, telling the Barbie stories
of diverse men, women and children.”
Cities: America’s Third World Examines problems created by the flight of upper and middle class 28 minutes
“Today’s Life Choices” families from urban centers to the suburbs.
Cities: Suburban Migration Discusses how the design of most suburbs tends to isolate 28 minutes
residents and make them dependent on automobiles. Shows how
alternative design employed in a new development near
Sacramento retains the best features of urban living, including a
diversity of income levels and opportunities for residents to
The Corporation Explores the nature and rise of the corporation. Includes footage 145 minutes
from advertising, television news, and industrial films.
Corridor of Shame: The Discusses the plight of students who attend school along the I-95 58 minutes
Neglect of South Carolina’s corridor.
Eden Alternative Video makes the point that long-term care facilities need to be 7 minutes
seen as habitats for human beings rather than as institutions for
the frail and elderly. The video demonstrates concrete ways in
which loneliness, helplessness and boredom can be minimized
Euro-American Issues This film is about white ethnics but probably equally useful in
discussing communities. It features an Italian American and a
Jew. It uses Chicago, IL areas for examples. There are some slow
The Farm: Life Inside Angola Follows the lives of six men imprisoned in Louisiana State 100 minutes
Prison ( Thomas Copper Penitentiary.
Fast Food Women Fast Food Women takes an inside look at the lives of the women
who fry chicken, make pizzas, and flip burgers at four fast food
restaurants in eastern Kentucky. These women, mostly middle-
aged with children to raise, are often the sole income source for
their families. They work for wages barely above minimum wage,
have trouble getting full-time hours because of their employer’s
scheduling policies, and are without health care and other
benefits. Scenes of women at work at McDonald’s Pizza Hut,
Druther’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken round out this incisive,
sometimes troubling look at life on the other side of the counter.
Fear & Favor in the Demonstrates how ownership of the press by a small corporate 57 minutes
Newsroom (Thomas Cooper elite constricts the free flow of ideas and information on which
Library) American democracy depends. The video presents a portrait of a
newsroom climate in which journalist quickly learn to censor
themselves rather than aggressively pursue stories that might
conflict with the interests of their corporate employers.
Fear and Learning at Hoover Examines the effect of California’s passage of Proposition 187 on 53 minutes
Elementary the children, families, and staff of a predominantly Hispanic school
in Los Angeles.
Formal Organizations Examines values and functions of formal organizations. Looks at 30 minutes
how bureaucracies engulf all aspects of life in America. Analyzes
dysfunctional aspects of organizations.
Game Over: Gender, Race & Video games represent one of the least scrutinized cultural 41 minutes
Violence in Video Games industries. This video is a documentary on this segment of the
media and how it presents gender, race, and violence.
Gay in Middle America: One
Town’s Struggle with
Religion and Bigotry
The Great Religions and the As the number of people living in poverty worldwide continues to 29 minutes
Poor swell, the issue of the World’s poor occupies an important place in
today’s religious and social thought. This program explores the
beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam regarding the poor,
taking a comparative look at the traditional concept of the poor.
The program also explains what the theological basis is for
identifying the poor, as well as the modern mans for the world’s
religions to provide relief.
Hard Time: Teens in This video examines life within a maximum security prison for 24 minutes
Maximum Security Prisons juvenile offenders. Diane Sawyer reports on prison life through the
experiences of four new teenage inmates. A follow-up two years
later reveals the impact of their incarceration on these
Heart Broken in Half- Challenging stereotypes, this documentary gives voice to the 57 minutes
Chicago’s Street Gangs street youths and reveals their underground culture. Images of
street bravado are counterpointed with scenes inside
Laundromats where gang members are folding clothes and
playing with babies. A former leader of a female gang talks about
her dreams for her young daughters.
This film is based on Dwight Conquer Goods field research, an
enthographer who also co-produced and co-directed the film.
(The Human Animal: The Desmond Morris offers a compelling overview of characteristics
Human Zoo) is used in shared by all humans. The program discusses how humans have
HBSE 1 adapted (or failed to adapt) to urban, industrial society. Includes
segment on aggression.
Overview of the series:
Desmond Morris (author of The Naked Ape) is a zoooligist who
has spent 25 years studying and comparing primates and people.
Ethology (the science of explaining human behavior as the result
of biological evolution) is not covered in depth (if at all) in most
psychology, human development, social work texts. Morris offers a
compelling overview of characteristics shared by all humans
across cultures and time, and explores variations on some
Note: all programs include at least some nudity. Issues of
homosexuality and poverty are not addressed, and emphasis is on
commonality rather than the impact of differences in
environments. Also only tape 2, part 2
Tape 1, part1 Body Language
Introduction to the series. Covers hand gestures and facial
Tape 1, Part 2
The hunting ape covers the symbolic hunt, cooperative behavior
and interdependence, social eating behaviors, and the aquatic ape
Tape 2, Part 1 The biology of love
Depicts the processes of human sexuality from the first glance
Tape 2, Part 2 The human zoo: Survival in a crowded world
Discusses how humans have adapted (or failed to adapt) to urban,
industrial society. Includes aggression.
Tape 3, Part 1 Immortal genes
Covers parenting and the life span from birth to death. Includes
socialization, rites of passage, traditions.
Tape 3, Part 2 Beyond survival
Explores creativity and playfulness. Includes self-adornment, art,
risk-taking behaviors, and symbolic play.
I Am Somebody Video portrays the 1969 struggle of 400 poorly paid African – 30 minutes
American female hospital workers in Charleston, SC as they fight
for union recognition and a wage increase. The video explores
how women experience work roles and their commitment to
changing the structure of their lives. Issues of class, race, and
gender oppression are well illustrated.
Is Wal-Mart Good for Frontline offers two starkly contrasting images: one of empty 60 minutes
America? store-fronts in Circleville, Ohio, where a local TV manufacturing
plant has closed down; the –a sea high rises in the South China
booming town of Shenzhen. While some economists credit Wal-
Mart’s single minded focus on how costs with helping contain U.S.
inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving
the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American
consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs
and a lower standard of living here at home.
Life Worth Living: An Covers the essential features of the Eden Alternative. Good 30 minutes
Introduction to the Principles scenes of residents discussing their responses to the practice of
and Practices of the Eden this model.
Los Trabajordes/ The
Killing Screens: Media and This video examines how television and movie violence shapes 30 minutes
the Culture of Violence the culture. Addressing specifically the question of violence and
the media, Gerbner urges us to think about the effects of the
media in new and complex ways. In contrast to the relatively
simplistic behaviorist model that media violence causes real-world
violence, he encourages us to think about the psychological,
political, social and developmental impacts of growing up and
living within a cultural environment of pervasive, ritualized violent
Media Impact This video examines the influence of movies and television. It is 25 minutes
primarily “talking heads” but gives special attention to the role of
violence in both of these mediums.
Not My Home Video examines five weeks with the residents and staff of Seaview 45 minutes
Manor to confront the realities of life inside a long-term care
facility. Residents discuss how the depersonalization of the
institutional living makes dealing with the basic problems of aging
all the more trying.
Number Our Days Compassionate portrait of a community of elderly Eastern 29 minutes
(Thomas Cooper Library) European Jews living in Venice, California. The film portrays a
group of disadvantaged but resilient individuals sustaining their
vivid cultural heritage amid poverty and loneliness in modern
Organizational Culture Examines how organizational culture is exhibited in three different 12 minutes
(Thomas Cooper Library) organizations.
A Place for Madness Examines the conflict between protecting the rights of the mentally 57 minutes
(Richland County Public ill to live outside of the mental hospitals and safeguarding society
Library) from those who are dangerous to themselves and others.
Queen of Falcon Video observes the town of Falcon suited in the Mississippi Delta 25 minutes
through the eyes of one woman, 88-year Mable Ross, the “Queen
of Falcon”. Video illustrates poverty and oppression as well as
strength and resilience. Ms Ross discusses the impact of this
community on the lives of its members.
Race: The Power of an
Illusion, Episode 3
Religious Fundamentalism A preaching television evangelist: An Amish family in the 29 minutes
Pennsylvania country side; the Fiery disaster in Waco Texas; the
World Trasde Center bombing; political candidate Pat Robertson;
Jewish settlers on Israel’s West Bank. Religious fundamentalism
is everywhere in the world today. This program examines this
phenomenon, explaining what it is, where it came from, and how it
influences the American notion of the separation of church and
state. In addition, the program explores the impact of religious
fundamentalism on American society and on our organized
religion as well.
Roger and Me Film about the impact on the community when GM closed its Flint, 90 minutes
Michigan plant. Illustrates on-going issues related to growing CEO
salaries and transfer of US factory jobs overseas. Juxatoposes
footage of laid-off workers being evicted from their homes on
Christmas eve and GM President Roger Smith talking about the
magic of the holiday season.
Sell and Spin: A History of 100 minutes
CROSS: SHADES OF 1 hour
BLACK:Diversity in African-
Slim Hopes: Advertising & Examines the messages the media gives to women about what 30 minutes
the obsession with thinness their bodies should look like. Includes interesting information about
fashion models (the tall, long legged, broad shouldered types
make up only 5% of the population in general, but 100% of the
models; they don’t have naturally large bosoms--those are
Stale Roles and Tight Buns: Excellent overview of cultural stereotypes of males. Presents 30 minutes
Images of Men in Advertising media perspectives of strong, emotionally distant Marlboro Men.
Stuart Hall: Race, The In this film, Stuart Hall goes beyond the vast body of knowledge 60 minutes
Floating Signifier available on the effects of racism to help us understand the
deeper questions about how race is represented. Hall shows that
the meanings of racial signifiers (like skin color) are never fixed,
but depend upon cultural context, and are discursive constructs, or
Tale of O Animated feature illustrating the difficulties faced by women and 20 minutes
minorities in many organizational settings.
Television and Human 26 minutes
Those Who Know Don’t Tell: This documentary traces the history of the struggle to rid the 30 minutes
The Ongoing Battle for workplace of occupational hazards. Using archival footage, union
Worker’s Health songs, and interviews, it tells the story both from the point of view
of the labor activists and those within the medical profession who
became their advocates.
Through the Glass Ceiling This entertaining animation deals with equality for women in the 17 minutes
workplace. With the aid of her magic laptop, Princess Ella takes a
perilous journey past the Typing Pool, over the Gender Salary
Gap, and through the Equal Opportunities Kingdom. In Fantasy
Land, obstacles are overcome and she breaks through the glass-
White Identity Theory: “Talking Heads”. Very Boring, mj. 1 hour
Origins and Prospect
Women Serving Religion Traces women’s roles in religious tradition and what it means to 29 minutes
be a woman in the three great religions today (Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam.) Also explores the cultural influences of the
feminism upon religious tradition and the beliefs regarding the
ordination of women.
Name of Video Description Approximate running time
Ability Issues in the U.S. A.
An American Stepfamily Examines problems of conflicting loyalties and rivalries, dealing with 26 minutes
former spouses and the three categories of kids - -his, hers, and theirs
Babies The series included three segments on development: motor skills, 45 minute segments
language, cognition and social skills. The college only owns part three
on cognition and the growth of attachment.
Babywatching Features babies from a wide spectrum of the ethnic, national, and 45 minutes
social backgrounds. Examines the physical condition of the newborn,
baby psychology, anthropological issues, and the bonding and
interaction that an infant experiences with its family. Features Desmond
Body Watching The theroretical perspective of this video on “body language” is 45 minutes
ethological (evolutionary biology). It includes discussion of how to
interpret movements of the eyes, face, and hands and arms (hellos and
good-byes). It also discusses status and body posture, and body
language related to lying. There is a good section about a blind Native
Boys and Girls are Different: Explores sex differences (e.g., verbal and spatial abilities). Addresses 45 minutes
Men, Women & the Sex the ethical question of conducting research when the results may be
Dear Lisa: A Letter to My A multicultural look at the realities of being female in the 1990’s. 45 minutes
Sister Topics: childhood play, the work place, motherhood, relationships, the
“second shift,” body image, sexual assault, self-esteem. Has
organizations to contact and resources for those who would like to
gather more information.
Families of Young Children Illustrates the contemporary view of early intervention using the family 24 minutes
with Special Needs: systems approach which includes family characteristics, family
Understanding Families interaction, family functions, and the family life cycle.
Family Matters Documents the daily struggles of four American families as they try to 29 minutes
balance work and parenting.
Video has broadcast problems
Farmer’s Wife Documents the daily struggles of a Nebraska farm couple as they David Sutherland
respond to the economic struggles and the consequences of these documentary in three
struggles on their marriage. volumes that runs
approximately 6 ½ hours
(each volume is between
115 and 145 minutes
Fast Track Examines hectic lifestyles of “fast track” couple, members of the Baby 60 minutes
Boom generation whose desire to succeed at the office, in social circles
and through their children’s accomplishments leads to living in a state
of chronic stress. It interviews couples who discuss the difficulties of
dealing with the demands of both career and family.
For Better or for Worse Explores intimate relationships through a series of interviews with five 60 minutes
couples who have been together 50 years or more. Includes one
African-American couple and one gay couple.
For the Love of Ben: A A sensitive documentary examination of a child’s emotions during a 27 minutes
Father’s View marital divorce. Over four years, this film examines the agony
experienced by the father and son when separated by divorce, distance
and legal battles for custody. Interviews with Ben at the ages of three,
five and six, reveal the psychological impact of this separation on the
youngster, along with other interviews from psychologists, family
friends and babysitter.
From a Secret Place: A compassionate account of the coming out process of gay and lesbian 40 minutes
America’s Families Cope with youth and their families, and the special difficulties they encounter
the Coming Out along the way.
Grandparents Raising This video recounts the stories of three grandparents who have taken 23 minutes
Grandchildren on sole responsibility for raising their children’s children. Video also
profiles programs that offer housing, counseling and financial services
The Heart of the Matter Portraits of women living with HIV and dying from AIDS. Highlights 60 minutes
mutual support, failures of sex education. Clips of Pat Robertson and
Jerry Falwell preaching about the “proper” role of women and the fate
of “fornicators” are juxtaposed with footage of a female African
American minister and members of her church reaching out to those
who suffer from the disease.
The Human Animal by Desmond Morris (author of The Naked Ape) is the zoologist who has
Desmond Morris spent 25 years studying and comparing primates and people. Ethology
(the science of explaining human behavior as the result of biological
evolution) is not covered in depth (if at all) in most psychology, human
development, and social work texts. Morris offers a compelling
overview of the characteristics shared by all humans across cultures
and time, and explores variations on some themes.
Note: all programs include at least some nudity. Issues of
homosexuality and poverty are not addressed, and the emphasis is on
commonality rather than the impact of differences in environments.
The Human Animal: “The Introduction into series. Covers hand gestures and facial expressions.
language of the body” (tape 1,
The Human Animal: “The Covers the “symbolic hunt,” cooperative behavior and
hunting ape” (tape 1, part 2) interdependence, social eating behaviors, and the “aquatic ape” theory
The Human Animal:” The Depicts the processes of human sexuality from first glance through
biology of love” (tape 2, part intercourse.
The Human Animal: “The Discusses how humans have adapted (or failed to adapt) to urban,
human zoo” (tape 2, part 2) industrial society. Includes aggression.
This video is used in HBSE1
The Human Animal: “Immortal Covers parenting and the life span from birth to death. Includes
genes” (tape 3, part 1) socialization, rites of passage, traditions.
The Human Animal: “Beyond Explores creativity and playfulness. Includes self-adornment, art, risk-
survival” (Tape 3, part 2) taking behaviors, and symbolic play.
Importance of Fatherhood: Surveys the historical role of fathers and discusses particular aspects 28 minutes
Life with Father (1 in a series of contemporary fatherhood. Looks at the unique contributions of the
of 3) fathers to their child’s development. Addresses the emotional effects of
the fatherlessness and the difficulty of separating these from the
trauma of family disruption such as divorce. Concludes with some
strategies to counter the flight of fathers from their families.
Importance of Fatherhood: Focuses on reasons many non-custodial fathers drop out of their 28 minutes
Life with Father (2 in a series children’s lives and the detrimental effects of this on the children and
of 3) on society as a whole. The role of the stepfather is also examined in
Importance of Fatherhood: Describes the effects of fatherlessness on children; discusses the 28 minutes
Life with Father (3 in a series difficulty of separating these from the trauma of divorce.
I am a Promise: The Children Follows a principal in inner-city Philadelphia over the course of a school 90 minutes
of Stanton Elementary year. Includes examples of cognitive behaviorism, ADHD, strong
connections within the African-American community, resilience, and
fictive kin. Brings up the issue of equity in school funding.
The Last Dance This film looks at the hopes, dreams and anxieties of America’s 58 minutes
adolescents by focusing on senior prom at a racially mixed,
economically diverse high school. This film also shows a generation
that is slowly learning how to interact in a multi-racial environment. It
questions how integrated our schools really are, and to what extent the
races are really mixing.
Lily: At Thirty This video is part of a series in the life of a woman with Down 14 minutes
Syndrome. It shows Lily’s current life at work and at home.
Listening to children: A moral Child psychiatrist Robert Coles investigates children’s moral 87 minutes
journey with Robert Coles development via case studies of eight children and their families. In
Part II, Coles leads a group discussion with parents and teachers in
Raleigh, North Carolina
Living with Pride: Ruth Ruth Ellis was born July 23, 1899 and is the oldest “out” African 60 minutes
Ellis@100 American lesbian known. This documentary recounts her experiences
over the course of a century.
Love Makes a Family: Gay Features a lesbian single mother who shares parenting with the gay 16 minutes
Parents in the ‘90s father of her son, a lesbian couple who care for one’s children by a
previous marriage, and a gay couple with two adopted sons.
Man Oh Man: Growing Up Through a young woman’s point of view, this film explores the societal 19 minutes
Male in America pressures of being an American male. This film takes a loving, curious
glimpse of what people think but have difficulty talking about.
None of the Above A documentary about people of mixed racial heritage based on the 30 minutes
filmmaker’s own search for identity and community. During the course
of the film we meet Leslie, a young woman of Native American, African,
and European ancestry; Curtiss, whose mother is Japanese and father
is African-American; and Henrietta, whose family has been mixed for at
least six generations and defies all categorization.
Nuyorican Dream (Thomas Follows five years in the life of a New York Puerto Rican family 82 minutes
Cooper Library) struggling against poverty, drug addiction, and incarceration.
“On Old Age: Joan Erickson Part 1 Discusses the last stage of life. 32 minutes
at 90” (Thomas Cooper
Library) This tape has broadcast problems.
“On Old Age: Joan Erikson at Part 2 Discusses being old, dealing with housing problems, nursing 32 minutes
92” (Thomas Cooper Library) homes, death of a spouse.
On Our Own Terms: Moyers This is a four part series on dying. The series explores topics such as Each video is 90 minutes
on Dying (Thomas Cooper aging, chronic illness, caregiving. grieving, nursing homes, and in length.
Library) hospices. The topics are explored by Moyers by interviews with
patients, family members, caregivers, and professionals.
Pt. I: Living with Dying
Examines the taboo subject of dying and the varied experiences that
arise from the knowledge of terminal illness.
Pt. II: A Different Kind of Care
Examines the implementation of palliative care hospitals and its effects
on individuals and families.
Pt. III: A Death of One’s Own
This video explores the debate over physician-assisted suicide and
follows three patients and their families as they struggle with the issues
of humane treatment, dignity, as well as finances.
Pt. IV: A Time to Change
This is the most policy-oriented of the four videos. Moyers explores the
policy implications by examining a group of health professionals who
run a project entitled the Balm of Gilead. The patients are primarily
poor and the end-of life care that is provided is not guided by a medical
Psychological Residuals of Dr. Hardy approaches the topic of race and psychological well-being 18 minutes
Salvery (Kenneth Hardy) and concludes that issues of race continue to find their way into the
psycholgocial makeup of contemporary African-Americans.
Question of Color (Thomas Examines color awareness among African-Americans and the 58 minutes
Cooper Library) internalized racism that accompanies that awareness.
A Place Called Home: A view of the people behind the statistics, connecting the faces of
Homeless Children In children with the vague concept of “the homeless child.”
Shades of Balck: Diversity in 60 minutes
African –American Identity
Silverlake Life: The View from Self –Portrait of a gay copule as they deal with family rejection, AIDS, 95 minutes
Here care giving, and death. Contains some footage that may be disturbibg
to some students (e.g., men kissing, skin lesions, deathbed scene).
Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Examines the messages the media gives to women about what their 30 minutes
obsession with thinness bodies “should” look like. Includes interesting information about fashion
models (the tall. Long legged, broad shouldered types make up only
5% of the population in general, but 100% of the models; they don’t
have naturally large bosoms- - those are implants
Straight From the Heart Emotionally moving account of the issues parents face in coming to 24 minutes
(missing) terms with having a lesbian or gay child. This video is a powerful
presentation of parents’ struggles with our society’s traditional
homophobia and the misinformation and fear about the so-called “Gay
Agenda” cultivated by the Radical Right.
Values and the Traditional This tape reveals some surprising truths about tradition. Coontz, who 15 minutes
Family has faced CNN’s crossfire, appeared on Good Morning America, and
testified before Congress about the family, contends that the idealized,
once- upon-a time family never existed. She explains that families are
diverse and fragile today and always have been. Coontz suggest that
understanding families in the past can help young people make
informed decisions about the present and the future.
Voices Introductory material on diversity 34 minutes
We Are Family: Parenting and Takes a look at what life is like in homosexual families, with the focus 57 minutes
Foster Parenting in Gay on parenting and well-being of the children. Looks at three different
Families families and can easily be split into 20 minute free-standing segments.
First part is about a lesbian couple who foster and then adopt a special
needs child, and the last is about a gay couple who foster a teenager.
White Identity Theory: Origins 1 hour
West Coast Crones (this is a Older lesbians discussing their experiences in fighting internalized 28 minutes
USC Film Library Video) ageism. Those women are white and primarily middle class. They are
particularly good at the ways in which ageism affects older women.
Why Men Don’t Iron (three Series looks at how social forces interact with the biology of men and each 52 minutes
episodes, 1998, each 52 women.
Episode One: Learning the Difference
This episode illustrates the variances between the learning patterns of
boys and girls from birth to adolescence.
Episode Two: The Brain at Work
This episode describes differences in the way male and female brains
function and illustrates how brain organization influences the
performance of jobs..
Episode Three: The Emotional Difference
This episode explores the neurological elements that help to
perpetuate persistent divisions of labor, and investigates the biological
basis of human emotional systems.
Without Pity: A Film about Profiles several individuals with physical disabilities (CP, missing limbs, 60 minutes
Abilities spinal cord injuries) and their families/caretakers and friends. Powerful
emotionally touching look at how they have dealt with a variety of
challenges. Includes a short segment with a social worker in relation to
A Women’s Health Narrated by Rita Moreno with an introduction by Hillary Clinton. 57 minutes
Examines six areas of women’s health. These include heart disease,
depression, battering, menopause, and breast cancer.
A World of Diversity Tape 1: This video shows three campus incidents in which feelings are
hurt, false assumptions are made, friendships threatened due to cross-
cultural communication problems.
Tape 2: This video replays the same scenes, providing alternate ways
to resolve conflict and improve communication skills.
World’s of Childhood Tape 1: Culture, Time and Place Each video is 27 minutes.
Tape 2: Risk and Resilience
You Don’t Know Dick: Video on transgender issues. Some strong language and a bit of 58 minutes
Courageous Hearts of nudity. Useful in discussion of sexual differences.
Transsexual Men (Thomas
Young at Heart (Thomas Documentary on the romance of a couple in their ‘80’s. It won the 1987 30 minutes
Cooper Library) Academy Award for the best documentary short subject.
Policy Sequence Videos
Title Year Description DVD? Notes
50 Years of Caring: the
Development of Public
Health Social Work in
1985 Human Affairs 1985 2
Forum: Comparable tapes
Worth Debate (Parts 1
A Day’s Work A day’s 2001 This film follows three welfare recipients in New York City from 1997 to 2000 DVD
Pay as they participate in the largest welfare-to-work program in the nation.
When forced to work at city jobs for well below the prevailing wage and
deprived of the chance to go to school, these individuals decide to fight
back, demanding programs that will help them get off welfare and into real
Abandoned: The 2000 This film illustrates the most recent wave of anti-immigrant sentiment in the DVD
Betrayal of America’s United States. Through a close look at the personal impact of new
Immigrants immigration laws, it depicts the severity of current detention and deportation
policies. Lives are changed forever as legal residents find themselves being
torn away from their American families and sent to countries they barely
know. For political asylum seekers, dreams are put on hold, as they are kept
for years in county jails that profit from their incarceration.
The American Dramatizes on of the darker facets to the Industrial Revolution, as seen in
Experience: Sins of Our the plight of young women in the 19th century America whose economic,
Mothers family, or social circumstances sometimes thrust them into a life of virtual
slavery. The show recounts the true story of Emeline Gurney. In the 1820’s
she was compelled to leave her hometown of Fayette, ME, to go to work in
the textile mill town of Lowell, MA. Lowell mills specifically hired young
women, thinking they would be easier to control than immigrant men. But as
this program reveals, the “mill girls” instigated some of the first labor strikes
in the United States.
And the Home of the The story of Lillian Ross, an 84- year-old, ailing widow, on her first day of
Brave admission to the nursing home, And the Home of the Brave provides
sensitivity training for caregivers and students of gerontology and is a tool
for teaching resident’s rights.
Black-Jewish Relations 1997 This video discusses Black-Jewish relations in the U.S., where they are
in the U.S. getting along and where they are not and why. It tries to develop a better
understanding of the relationships between minority groups in general. It
focuses on the state of Black-Jewish affairs and the role and problems
associated with our society.
E.D. Nixon: The The story of Alabama civil rights leader E.D. Nixon is told, in part through
Forgotten Hero interviews with those who knew him. Nixon has been called the “father of the
Civil Rights Movement.” He started he Montgomery bus boycott, worked to
establish the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP, and was a champion for
The First Measured 2000 Looks at America in the twentieth century through the stories of influential DVD
Century: The Other Way social scientists-their triumphs and failures, and the burning controversies
of Looking at American they started. From Julia Lathrop’s data-driven crusade to reduce infant
History mortality to Daniel Patrick Moyniham’s controversial analysis of the
breakdown of the black family, this film charts the rise of social science and
its attempt to tell the story of “the people themselves.”
Gay and Gray in New 1999 This engaging video features interviews with several gay and lesbian seniors
York City and profiles organizations which provide services and support to elders in
the gay community. They share the usual problems of aging, but they are
more likely to be without family or other support. They are also growing old
in a subculture which places a powerful emphasis on youth. Part of a
generation that faced the extremes of bigotry and hatred when younger,
these men and women often grew up without role models. Today they are
thinking about what kind of role models they will be.
Guns and Mothers 2003 The Million Moms and Second Amendment Sisters are two advocacy groups DVD
diametrically opposed on gun control, but they agree on one point: mothers
will and should have a voice in determining gun control policy in America.
This film explores the grassroots beliefs of both movements by focusing on
two different women, living in two different Americas. It follows their parallel
crusades over the course of a year, starting on Mother’s Day 2000 when the
two movements were born. With inside access to both sides, filmmaker
Thom Powers shows how both the Million Moms and the NRA recruited
women; how tempers flared around the gun issue; how presidential
candidates handled the debate; and how the movements looked a year later.
Home Care 1987 The reasons for the growth of home care, the advantages to patient and
family, and the new medical technologies suitable for home use-
cardiac beepers, springloaded syringes, portable oxygen systems,
respiratory ventilators-are described in this program.
It's Elementary: Talking 1987 Takes cameras into classrooms across the U. S. to look at one of today's DVD
About Gay Issues in most controversial issues-whether and how gay issues should be discussed
Schools in schools, features elementary and middle schools where (mainly
heterosexual) teachers are challenging the prevailing political climate and its
attempt to censor any dialogue in schools about gay people. Rather than
focusing on the debate between adults, though, the film takes the point of
view of the school children, starting as young as first grade.
Legacies of Social 2001 This two-part video takes viewers through the birth and growth of social work DVD 2
Change: in the United States. Many of social work's early and recent leaders are copies
100 Years of featured. Together the stories tell of the values and forces that gave rise to
Professional the profession in public and private sectors. Individually, these stories
Social Work in the recount the struggles and achievements of each leader to carry out social
United work's mission.
Los Trabajadores/ The 2003 Los Trabajadores tells the story of immigrant day laborers, placing their DVD
Workers struggles and contributions in the context of the economic development of
Austin, Texas. Through the stories of Juan from Nicaragua and Ramon from
Mexico, and through the controversy surrounding the relocation of a day
labor site from downtown to a residential neighborhood, the film examines
the misconceptions and contradictions inherent in America's dependence on
and discrimination against immigrant labor
Maggie Growls 2002 Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995) founded the Gray Panthers in 1970 after being DVD
forced to retire from a job she loved at the age of 65. Her outrage and
determination fueled a political chain reaction that forever changed the lives
of older Americans, repealing mandatory retirement laws and proving that
"old" is not a dirty word. MAGGIE GROWLS profiles the unstoppable woman
who created one of the century's most potent social movements, which
promoted justice, peace and fairness to all-regardless of age.
Making a Difference: 2000 This 28-minute video is intended to inspire and educate social work DVD
Influencing State Policy students, faculty and others to participate in state legislative processes and
decision-making. In an era of "devolution" and "a new Federalism," state
legislators have increased authority to initiate policies that affect social work
clients and the profession. Social workers need to be active and effective in
influencing these decisions.
Mean Streets: Gay and 1997 October 1997 television interview with We Are Family in Charleston.
The Myth of the Black
The Myth of the Black 1991 This lecture given by a guest speaker in Dr. Freeman's class challenges
matriarchy: theories and the representation of African-American females in D. P. Moynihan's
Systems ideas about the black matriarchy. She discusses the effects his ideas
have had on our society and how social workers can challenge those
National Health Care:
Time Has Come
The Need for
NOW's 20" Anniversary 1986 This show is a serious, yet humorous account of some of the events and
actions that changed women's lives since NOW's (National Organization
for Women) founding in 1966. Interspersed between celebrities
describing landmark events, there is archival film, two major film
essays narrated by Marlo Thomas (one on the Vermont state ERA
campaign and one on Title IX), a monologue by Lily Tomlin, a stirring
speech by NOW's president, Eleanor Smeal, and six musical numbers.
Open Hearts, Open DVD
Voices from Henry
Policy Affects Practice: DVD 3
Rebel Hearts: The 1995 A Women Make Movies film, Rebel Hearts is a captivating In
Grimke documentary about the abolitionists Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the USC
Sisters anti-slavery movement of the early 19th Century. Daughters of a Film
wealthy slave-holding family from Charleston, SC, the Grimke sisters Library
astonished everyone-family, friends and abolitionists-when they left the
south to become the first female agents of the anti-slavery movement.
Their passionate rhetoric and fiery speaking style led them to the front
ranks of the abolitionist movement and set the stage for the
establishment of the women's rights' movement. A combination of
interviews-including one with historian Gerda Lernerdramatic
performances and rare archival footage creates a lively portrait of these
extraordinary women and their contribution to American history.
The Rise and Fall of Jim 2002 The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow is a major documentary that explores the
Crow complexities that defined life during the Jim Crow era. This film,
unique for its coverage of the period, provides a compelling oral history.
It is rich is historical commentary and eyewitness testimony from men
and women, black and white, who lived through the era and who inform only
current and future audiences about this time. In addition, rare and
never-before-seen photos and film footage make the series a dynamic
and poignant record of a time when indignity and terror constantly faced
off against courage and accomplishment.
A Salute to the AARP's
Tax Aide Program
School House Rock: 1995 Learning about American history and government is easy when you sing DVD 3
America Rock along with America Rock. This video includes the following segments: only Audio
No More Kings (the founding of America), Fireworks (the Declaration Tapes
of Independence), The Shot Heard 'Round the World (the start of the
Revolution), The Preamble (the Constitution), Elbow Room (the
pioneers opening the West), The Great American Melting Pot (the
ethnic diversity of America), Mother Necessity (great American
inventors), Sufferin' Til Suffrage (women's right to vote), I'm Just a
Bill (how a bill becomes a law), and Three-Ring Government (the
judicial, legislative, and executive branches).
Second National 1986 Tapes include Affecting State Budget and Effective Board of Directors. 3
Conference on Audio
for Children in the
Social Security: Every 1999 One of 12 workshops conducted for women around the country by the
Woman's Issue National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, this
taped teleconference features experts leading an interactive discussion
on how women can make sure they will be financially secure in
Social Workers and the 1996 Violence damages the fabric of communities, dividing and isolating
Challenge of Violence people, but communities can act against violence by enlisting the
Worldwide creativity, imagination, and commitment of their members. Charles
(Videoconference) Kuralt hosts these exciting videotapes that chronicle how it can be done. In
his own inimitable style, Kuralt leads riveting discussions that
explore violence, its causes, and its solutions-and what communities in the
United States and around the world are doing to stop violence.
Social Workers Effecting 2004 Social work advocates make a difference! They can help to find real DVD
Change: Legislative solutions to real problems. Through examples of policies enacted in several
Advocacy states, the viewer realizes that policy makers affect the lives of citizens and
clients in multiple settings such as mental health, substance abuse, death
penalty, nursing homes, domestic violence, and health care. Learn 8
principles of legislative advocacy in the video!
Some Girls: A Program This documentary focuses on the lives of four teens from an area in rural
about Teen Pregnancy Appalachia which has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the country,
and on their participation in the pregnancy prevention and parenting
programs of Youth Health Services. This film underscores the complicated
reasons for teen pregnancy and the challenge faced by those working on
solutions to this national problem.
Stand With Sisters for On September 18, 2002, nine women from New York City wove their DVD
Economic Dignity experiences with the welfare system together into one powerful performance
of struggle and resilience on Capitol Hill. Stand With Sisters called
attention to the devastating impact of domestic violence on low-income
women, and the need for education and training and work supports -
childcare assistance, food stamps, transitional benefits - in order for women
on welfare to move out of poverty. The women called on the Senate move
quickly to make key improvements to the Finance Committee's welfare
reform bill before current law expires.
Step by Step: Building a 1998 A Women Make Movies film, Step by Step follows the lives of eight In
Feminist Movement, Wisconsin women, six of whom became founders of NOW. Set against a USC
1941- backdrop of decades of war, prosperity and reform, their stories beautifully Film
1970 illustrate the continuity and diversity of 20th-century feminism, as the Library
participants describe the labor, civil rights, and political movements of the
'40s and '50s that led them to take independent action for women.
Two Million Women: 1987 In this program, host Collin Siedor explores domestic violence in our society
Domestic Violence - the greatest single cause of injury to American women. This important
video shows how women are affected by domestic violence, both physically
and emotionally; explores the bonds that keep couples together, even when
violence is part of the relationship; and examines what is being done to help
both the victims and the perpetrators of domestic violence.
Voices of Cabrini: 1999 In 1995, demolition began at Cabrini Green, one of Chicago's most DVD
Remaking Chicago's "notorious" housing developments. Infamous for poverty, drugs, and
Public Housing violence, Cabrini Green is also home to a strong community of African-
American residents, many of whom are fighting to stay. Filmed from 1995-
1999, Voices of Cabrini is the story of how redevelopment is changing this
Whose Home on the 1999 Catron County, New Mexico-the "toughest county in the West”-has been at
Range? Environmental the center of a struggle between ranchers, loggers,
Conflict Resolution in environmentalists, and the U. S. Forest Service over the management of
the federal land. The only physician in the county, concerned about the health of
Southwest is community, began a process of dialogue among citizens.This is a story of
how health was used as a catalyst to make peace.
Winifred Wise-Anderson 1991
on Jane Addams and
Women and AIDS 1991
Women, Infants, and 1991
The Women of Hull 1992 Historical photographs are used to tell the story of Hull House, the DVD
House: Jane Addams' settlement house in Chicago founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Start. The
Hull contributions of Addams and other Hull House women in the fields of social
House Museum welfare, women's rights, labor relations, education and world peace are
Women Organize! 2000 A Women Make Movies film, Women Organize! is an inspirational, half- In
hour video that portrays women organizers across the U.S. who are involved USC
in the global struggles for racial, social, and economic justice. In this video, Film
we meet five women organizers of various backgrounds, Library
peek at the campaigns they wage, and watch as they begin to pick up the
tools to document their own transformative work. From working with high
schools girls in a low-income neighborhood in Oregon to speaking out for
Black lesbians and gays against homophobia or working with Asian
immigrant women factory workers in California for decent working
conditions, "Women Organize!" is an important video that should be used in
women's and ethnic studies classes and community based organizations.
Old Videos (in Bottom of Cabinet)
Title Year Description Notes
Children Suffer Long Mid- This is a video about child abuse in Missouri. It provides statistics about
1980’s abuse and neglect and dramatizations of scenes of abuse
Courtroom Testimony in This dramatization of a dispositional hearing shows what happens in family
Criminal Child Abuse court and demonstrates effective testimony by a child welfare practitioner.
(Part The purpose of this Rutgers University presentation is to give social
2): The Williamson workers an idea of what to expect when testifying in an adversarial
Courtroom Testimony in 1987 This dramatization of a child sexual abuse trial notes the differences
Criminal Child Abuse between civil and criminal sexual abuse cases, shows what happens in a
(Parts trial, and demonstrates effective courtroom testimony. The purpose of this
3 and 4): State vs. Swan Rutgers University presentation is to give social workers an idea of what to
expect when testifying in a real criminal trial.
Courtroom Testimony in 1987 This dramatization demonstrates techniques for interviewing
Criminal Child Abuse: sexually abused children.
for Interviewing the
Day Care 1979 Not VHS format
Issues in Teaching and Not VHS format
Doing Research in
Prevention: "I Didn't
It Would Be So Hard to
Well" and "Reflections of
Life After 60 Not VHS format
Midlands' Homeless 1987 Not VHS format
Name of Video Approximate running
The Abused Woman
Awkward Situations in Counseling 17 min.
Barriers to Cross-Cultural 75 min.
Crisis Intervention: The
The Clumsy Counselor 13 min.
The Cross-Cultural Therapeutic 41 min.
A Marital Therapy Consultation 60 min.
Multicultural Counseling 29 min.
Ethnicity and Counseling: The 43 min.
Ethnicity and Counseling: The 71 min.
Ethnicity and Counseling: The 88 min.
Ethnicity and Counseling: The 65 min.
Mental Status Exam
Micro-counseling: Part I: 40 min.
Micro-counseling: Part II : 19 min.
Micro-counseling: Part III: 31 min.
Micro-counseling: Part IV: Focusing 24 min.
Micro-counseling: Part V: Eliciting 25 min.
Micro-counseling: Part VI: Directive 15 min.
Micro-counseling: Part VII: Self - 17 min.
Micro-counseling: Part VIII: 14 min.
Micro-counseling: Part IX: 15 min.
Micro-counseling: Part X: 29 min.
Motivational Interviewing for
Child Sexual Abuse: A Clinical 60 min.
Principles of Observing and
Problem Solving in Social Work 28 min.
Professional Choices: Ethics 40 min.
Abnormal Psychology 60 min.
Skills of Helping: Part I 60 min.
Skills of Helping: Part II 45 min.
Clinical Vignettes 55 min
Borderline Personality (two copies)
The Caring Helper: Skills for
Caregiving in Grief and Loss (1991)
Escape from Depressoland: Brief
Therapy of Depression (1994)
Frank Ochberg on Post-traumatic
Therapy: The Counting Method
Frank Ochberg on PTSD
Grannie’s Ghost Spirits Away 58 min.
Family Violence: A Unique
Interview with David Epston
Harry (Cooper Library also has one
Issues in Counseling 74 min.
One Step at a Time: An
Introduction to Behavior
Panic Disorder: Stories of Hope 19 min.
Psychotherapy with the Experts
Series (1998): Feminist Therapy
with Dr. Lenore Walker
Psychotherapy with the Experts
Series (1998): Object Relations
Therapy with Dr. Jill Savege
Psychotherapy with the Experts
Series (1998): Multimodal Therapy
with Dr. Arnold Lazarus
Psychotherapy with the Experts
Series (1998): Reality Therapy with
Dr. Robert Wubbolding
Psychotherapy with the Experts
Series (1998): Solution Focused
Therapy with Insoo Kim Berg
Psychotherapy with the Experts
Series (1998): Cognitive Behavior
Therapy with Dr. John Krumboltz
Psychotherapy with the Experts
Series (1998): Family Systems
Therapy with Dr. Kenneth Hardy
(this is work with an individual client
applying a family systems
Psychotherapy with the Experts
Series (1998): Person Centered
Therapy with Dr. Natalie Rogers
PTSD in Children: Move in the
Rhythm of the Child
So What Else is Better: Solutions
for Substance Abuse (1994)
Techniques of Play Therapy 50 min.
Therapy with Preschool Children
Tape 1: Developmental Issues
Therapy with Preschool Children
Tape 2: Information for Parents and
Therapy with Preschool Children
Tape 3: Case Illustrations
Treating Time Effectively: The First
Session in Brief Therapy
Treating Borderline Personality
Adversity, Diversity and
Empowerment: Feminist Group
Work with Women in Poverty
Conducting and HIV Parent
Evaluation of a Group Process for
Older Male and Female Victims of
Domestic Violence (AASWG, 1993)
Gazda on Groups (1995) 80 min.
Room Full of Men: Therapy for 48 min.
Shadows of the Heart: A Treatment 20 min.
Tape for Male Batterers
Yalom Tapes: Vol. 2 Inpatient
AAMFT Founders Series: Jay
AAMFT Founders Series: Salvador
AAMFT Founders Series: Murray
AAMFT Founders Series: Women’s
Blended Family with Troubled Boy
Brain Sex (three volumes,1995) 50 min. each
A Brooklyn Family Tale 60 min.
Clinical Dilemmas in Marriage: The
Search for Equal partnership
Cognitive Therapy with Couples
(with a book and program guide by
the same name) with Frank Dattilio
Constructing the Multi-Generational
Families Coping with Mental Illness
A Family in Crisis (Satir)
Family Problem Cluster Analysis
Family Sculpting (Bardill)
Family Secrets: Implications for
Theory and Practice
Femenist Therapy with a Lesbian
Couple (student tape)
Family Therapy with the Experts:
Narrative Therapy with Stephen
Family Therapy with the Experts:
Culture-Sensitive Therapy with
Mary Arnold and Jon Carlson
Family Therapy with the Experts:
Satir Therapy with Jean McLendon
Family Therapy with the Experts:
Feminist Therapy with Cheryl
Family Therapy with the Experts:
Strategic Therapy with James
Family Therapy with the Experts:
Bowenian Therapy with Philip
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth
and their Families
Gender Differences in Depression:
A Marital Therapy Approach with
A House Divided: Structural Family
Therapy with a Black Family(Harry
Irreconcilable Differences: A
Solution Focused Approach to
Marital Therapy (1994)
I’d Hear Laughter: Finding
Solutions for the Family (1994)
The Legacy of Unresolved Loss
(with viewer’s manual) with Monica
Love and Work: Work One
Woman’s Family of Origin
Making Divorce Work: A Clinical
Approach to the Binuclear Family
with Constance Ahrons
Marital Therapy: A Research
Based Approach (8 tapes) with
Manual (John Gottman)
Mothers and Sons with Olga
Of Rocks and Flowers (Satir)
Refrigerator Mothers (200?): about 54 min.
blaming mothers for their children’s
autism in the 1950’s-70’s
Structural Family Therapy
Taibbi,Bob: Guest Lecture for
SOWK 725 (2003)5 copies
The Teaching’s of Virginia Satir(6
The Seed Model
The Process Change
The Dynamics of a Parts Party
The Origins and Transformations of
Jane Addams Biography-COSW
Bread and Roses-Blockbuster
Cities: America’s Third World-
Eyes on the Prize: A Neighborhood
Eyes on the Prize(America’s Civil
Ain’t Scared of Your Jails 1960-
Fighting Back 1957-1962
Bridge to Freedom 1965
Eyes on the Prize II(America at the
The Promise Land 1967-1968
From the Bottom Up (I, II, and III)-
Frontline: The Two Nations of
Frontline: A Place for Madness-
Leadership and the New Science-
Not In our Town I-COSW
Not In our Town II: Citizens
Respond to Hate-COSW
Poverty, Welfare, and America’s
Families: A Hard Look-COSW
Recruiting new members-Gray
Seeking Solutions with Hedrick
Smith (3 parts)-COSW
Voices of Appalachia: A
Accessing The Media-COSW
Blueprint for Success: A Guide to
Strategic Planning for Nonprofit
Board Members- On Order
Marketing Booze to Blacks-COSW
Speaking effectively to one or one
Community Hopes, Community
Community Intervention (I&II)-
Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky
and his legacy-COSW
Fast Food Women (low-wage
Global Gardener with Bill Mollison-
On Order, but never received
Go back to Mexico-USC
History of Mexican American Civil
Holding Ground: The Rebirth of
Homes and Hands: Community
Land Trusts in Action-USC
Milagro Bean Field War-Bockbuster
Mobilizing Community Assets-
McKnight and Kretzman Series (I-
Poletown Lives- On Order
Salt of the Earth-COSW
Six Billion and Beyond-COSW
Women, Organizing, and Diversity:
Struggling with the Issues-COSW
The Women’s Bank of Bangladesh-
The attitude virus: curing negatively
in the workplace-State Library
Dealing with Discrimination-State
Dinner for Two (conflict
Everything you always wanted to
know about management-State
Harassment: keeping it out of the
Running good meetings-COSW
Supervising an employee with a
This is going to hurt me more than
it hurts you: the bad news
I’d like a word with you: the
discipline interview-State Library
Leadership and the One –Minute
Legal and Effective Interviewing-
Managing Diversity-State Library
Any video from SOWK 733, 734 or 735 related to course content.
(These students see videos from SOWK 732 in their foundation year, so do not show 732 videos).