Titles tagged "civil rights"
The 99%: Occupy Everywhere
This award-winning film, narrated by Lou Reed, has been broadcast on three US television stations including Participant Media’s Pivot TV, Direct TV Link and Free Speech TV. The film documents how private money in politics has undermined democracy and transferred income from 99% of Americans to multinational corporations and the wealthy.
Five years in the making and the winner of more than 25 awards and honors, BROTHER OUTSIDER illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, who has been described as "the unknown hero" of the civil rights movement.
Equal Means Equal
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. By following both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape & sexual assault to the foster case system, the healthcare system, & the legal system.
9500 Liberty documents the first and only time in U.S. history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented — and the surprising grassroots position that led to its repeal.
Brothers of the Black List
In Brothers of the Black List, director Sean Gallagher tracks this story of racism that became the longest litigated civil rights case in American history.
Reconstructing for the first time an important piece of African American history and placing it within the context of Civil Rights history, INSIDE BUFFALO, an award winning feature film, Best Documentary at Black International Cinema Berlin, tells the story of the 92nd Buffalo Division, the all African American segregated combat unit that fought with outstanding heroism in Italy during the Second World War.
Founded as a hospital for the poor, Charity Hospital began in 1736 as just a small cottage built on the goodwill of a dying French merchant. Ran by the nuns of the Daughters of Charity and serving the city of New Orleans for close to 300 years, it gradually transformed into an enormous public institution - into Big Charity - and a longstanding symbol of compassion, a seemingly eternal place of safety and a beacon of hope in the community.
Do Not Resist
DO NOT RESIST is an urgent documentary that explores the militarization of local police departments—in their tactics, training, and acquisition of equipment—since 9/11.
Women of '69, Unboxed
Intimate, personalized portrait of women of the 1960s through the eyes of one colorful class that graduated in 1969 - same year as Hillary Clinton - and recently turned 65, starting to explore the New Old Age. At a time when these Boomers' parents were asking less of themselves, many of these distinguished citizens are asking more, feeling a Third Wind. Where will it take them?