Hot Docs: This Land is Our Land: The Fight to Reclaim the Commons now available in Media Services

For more than three decades, transnational corporations have been busy buying up what used to be known as the commons — everything from our forests and our oceans to our broadcast airwaves and our most important intellectual and cultural works. In This Land is Our Land, acclaimed author David Bollier, a leading figure in the … Continue reading “Hot Docs: This Land is Our Land: The Fight to Reclaim the Commons now available in Media Services”

For more than three decades, transnational corporations have been busy buying up what used to be known as the commons — everything from our forests and our oceans to our broadcast airwaves and our most important intellectual and cultural works. In This Land is Our Land, acclaimed author David Bollier, a leading figure in the global movement to reclaim the commons, bucks the rising tide of anti-government extremism and free market ideology to show how commercial interests are undermining our collective interests. Placing the commons squarely within the American tradition of community engagement and the free exchange of ideas and information, Bollier shows how a bold new international movement steeped in democratic principles is trying to reclaim our common wealth by modeling practical alternatives to the restrictive monopoly powers of corporate elites.

DVD 9185



Distributor description:
http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=146

Hot Docs: The Price of Sex now available in Media Services

This inquiry into a dark side of immigration reveals the experiences of Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad. Mimi Chakarova traveled from post-communist Eastern Europe to Turkey, Greece, and Dubai to uncover the harrowing personal accounts of women trafficked into modern-day sexual slavery. DVD 8937 Distributor description: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c804.shtml

This inquiry into a dark side of immigration reveals the experiences of Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad. Mimi Chakarova traveled from post-communist Eastern Europe to Turkey, Greece, and Dubai to uncover the harrowing personal accounts of women trafficked into modern-day sexual slavery.

DVD 8937

Distributor description: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c804.shtml

Hot Docs: The Interrupters now available in Media Services

“The Interrupters tells stories of three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. The film’s main subjects work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire. Founded by an epidemiologist who believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar, … Continue reading “Hot Docs: The Interrupters now available in Media Services”

“The Interrupters tells stories of three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. The film’s main subjects work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire. Founded by an epidemiologist who believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar, they go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source. One of the cornerstones of the organization is the violence interrupters program. The Interrupters — who have credibility on the streets because of their own personal histories — intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence.”–Container.

DVD 9200



Film website: http://interrupters.kartemquin.com/

Hot Docs: The Flaw now available in Media Services

Inspired by former U.S. Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan’s acknowledgment that he’d found a flaw in his model of how the world worked, ‘The Flaw’ attempts to explain the underlying causes of the financial crisis in more depth than any documentary to date. The film tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial … Continue reading “Hot Docs: The Flaw now available in Media Services”

Inspired by former U.S. Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan’s acknowledgment that he’d found a flaw in his model of how the world worked, ‘The Flaw’ attempts to explain the underlying causes of the financial crisis in more depth than any documentary to date. The film tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash, and presents an original and compelling account of the toxic combination of forces that nearly destroyed the world economy.

DVD 9058

Distributor description: http://bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/flaw.html

Hot Docs: The Bro Code now available in Media Services

“Filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms, zeroing in on movies and music videos that glamorize womanizing, pornography that trades in the brutalization of women, comedians who make fun of sexual assault, … Continue reading “Hot Docs: The Bro Code now available in Media Services”

“Filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms, zeroing in on movies and music videos that glamorize womanizing, pornography that trades in the brutalization of women, comedians who make fun of sexual assault, and a groundswell of men’s magazines and cable TV shows that revel in old-school myths of American manhood. Even as epidemic levels of men’s violence against women persist in the real world, the message Keith uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear: It’s not only normal — but cool — for boys and men to control and humiliate women. Arguing that there’s nothing normal, natural, or inevitable about this mentality, The Bro Code challenges young people, young men and women alike, to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means being sexist”–From publisher’s website.

DVD 9045

Distributor description:
http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=246

Hot Docs: Tapestries of Hope now available in Media Services

“Tapestries of Hope is a powerful film that exposes the ongoing rape of young women in Zimbabwe by men infected with AIDS, and profiles an organization working to protect and empower abused young girls in the country. It is a common myth promoted by traditional healers in Zimbabwe that a man infected with HIV/AIDS can … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Tapestries of Hope now available in Media Services”

“Tapestries of Hope is a powerful film that exposes the ongoing rape of young women in Zimbabwe by men infected with AIDS, and profiles an organization working to protect and empower abused young girls in the country. It is a common myth promoted by traditional healers in Zimbabwe that a man infected with HIV/AIDS can cure himself by having sex with a virgin. Director Michealene Cristini Risley traveled to Zimbabwe to explore the rape and AIDS crisis in the country, to uncover its impact on young girls, and to highlight the work of The Girl Child Network.”–Container.

DVD 9176

Distributor description: http://www.videoproject.com/taofho.html

Hot Docs: SOLA: Louisiana Water Stories now available in Media Services

Investigates how the exploitation of Southern Louisiana’s abundant natural resources compromised the resiliency of its ecology and culture, thus multiplying the effects of the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. DVD 8124 Distributor description: http://bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/sola.html

Investigates how the exploitation of Southern Louisiana’s abundant
natural resources compromised the resiliency of its ecology and
culture, thus multiplying the effects of the BP oil spill and
Hurricane Katrina.

DVD 8124



Distributor description: http://bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/sola.html

Hot Docs: Quiet Revolution now available in Media Services

Many say Singapore has the best education system in the world. This film shows how this system has produced such amazing results and how it differs from the educational philosophy as practiced here in the United States.
 The system acknowledges that not everyone is “college material” and steers students into the appropriate training or educational … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Quiet Revolution now available in Media Services”


Many say Singapore has the best education system in the world. This film shows how this system has produced such amazing results and how it differs from the educational philosophy as practiced here in the United States.
 The system acknowledges that not everyone is “college material” and steers students into the appropriate training or educational course. The film follows the inspiring stories of two Singaporean school children facing the highest stakes exam of their lives – the primary school leaving exam, or PSLE. It determines where you go to secondary school – and in credential-driven Singaporean society, it is a grade that stays with you for life. We see the hard studies, the tears, the testing grind, the passes and the failures – and learn the surprising way success-driven Singapore handles academic failure — in a country where the ‘Tiger’ mom or dad is nothing new. This is an in-depth look at high-stakes testing – and how it affects the lives and psyches of the children.

DVD 9189

Distributor description:
http://filmakers.com/index.php?a=filmDetail&filmID=1689

Hot Docs: Prosecutor now available in Media Services

“The first main prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo indicted people who were accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes as defined in international treaties. Prosecutor follows Moreno-Ocampo during his first trial against Congolese army leader Thomas Lubanga, accused of war crimes. The film retraces the history of the controversial Criminal … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Prosecutor now available in Media Services”

“The first main prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis
Moreno-Ocampo indicted people who were accused of genocide, crimes
against humanity and war crimes as defined in international treaties.
Prosecutor follows Moreno-Ocampo during his first trial against
Congolese army leader Thomas Lubanga, accused of war crimes. The film
retraces the history of the controversial Criminal Court and sheds
light on the international criticism and problems that a prosecutor
without any police power has to face.”–Web.

DVD 9195


Distributor description: http://icarusfilms.com/new2011/pros.html

Hot Docs: Delicious peace grows in a Ugandan coffee bean now available in Media Services

“Living in the lingering wake of the Idi Amin regime of terror and intolerance, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Ugandan coffee farmers challenged historical and economic hurdles by forming “Delicious Peace” Cooperative. Their mission was to build harmonious relationships and economic development, and they are succeeding. Partnering with a Fair Trade US roaster, the farmers’ standard … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Delicious peace grows in a Ugandan coffee bean now available in Media Services”

“Living in the lingering wake of the Idi Amin regime of terror and
intolerance, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Ugandan coffee farmers
challenged historical and economic hurdles by forming “Delicious
Peace” Cooperative. Their mission was to build harmonious
relationships and economic development, and they are succeeding.
Partnering with a Fair Trade US roaster, the farmers’ standard of
living is improving, peace is flourishing, and their messages of peace
and fair wages are spreading to their coffee customers in the US”
[Delicious Peace Web Page].

DVD 9184

Film website: www.deliciouspeacethemovie.com