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Film

  1. And the Band Played On
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1993
    The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic in the United States and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
  2. Bonus March, 1932
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1932   Published: 1982
    WFPL footage of the 1932 Bonus Army demanding early redemption of their service certificates in Washington D.C. through protest.
  3. Born into Brothels
    Calcutta's Red Light Kids

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2004
    The chronicling of two documentary filmmakers and their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.
  4. Century of Progress
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1934
    WFPL documentary film that criticizes society's direction in the early decades of the 20th century.
  5. CitizenFour 
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2014
    CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
  6. Climate change: It's going to take a revolution 
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2015
    A new video by Suhail Ilyas: The growing strength of the climate movement around the world gives us great hope, but it's going to take a revolution to make the world inhabitable for future generations.
  7. La Commune
    (Paris, 1871)

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2000
    A historical drama about the Paris Commune in 1871 set in the style of a documentary. The Paris rebels offer their own thoughts and feelings on social and political reforms while a journalist for Versailles Television provides an official view of events.
  8. Defamation
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2009
    A critical look at modern anti-semitisim by way of an expose of the New
    York-based Anti-Defamation League.
  9. Dream Tower
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1994
    Follows the history Rochdale College, a famous experiment in co-operative living and self-directed education in 1960's Toronto.
  10. 8
    The Mormon Proposition

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2010
    A scorching indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California's Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion's secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.
  11. The End of Poverty?
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2008
    Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.
  12. Fed Up
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2014
    An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.
  13. FLOW 
    For Love of Water

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2008
    A critical expose of the privatization of water infrastructure. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.
  14. Ford Massacre
    Detroit Workers News Special, 1932

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1932   Published: 1982
    WFPL newsreel of the March 7th Detroit/Dearborn demonstration and hunger march of unemployed Ford workers.
  15. Gasland
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2010
    Today, communities in the United States are being more and more affected by natural gas drilling and, specifically, hydraulic fracturing.
  16. Goodwin's Way
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2011
    'Goodwin's Way' is a short documentary examining the life and struggling legacy of BC labour martyr Ginger Goodwin, who's politics and untimely death as a WWI draft-dodger continues to cast a shadow of controversy over the community of Cumberland.
  17. The Great Depression
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1934
    WFPL docudrama with a silent narrative of one man's struggle and despair in search of a job in Depression-era Chicago.
  18. Halsted Street
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1931   Published: 2000
    WFPL Documentary portraying the various ethnic groups along Chicago’s Halsted Street.
  19. Harlan County USA 
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1976
    An effort of 180 coal miners and their wives to strike for benefits at the Eastover Coal Company's Brookside Mine in Harlan County, southeast Kentucky in 1973.
  20. Homeless
    The Motel Kids of Orange County

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2010
    Follows a group of children as their families struggle to live survive in one of the country's wealthiest areas.
  21. The Kill Team
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2013
    An account of the aftermath of one American soldier's decision to turn whistleblower after his involvment in the Maywand District murders during the War in Afghanistan.
  22. Krisis
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2012
    By 2010, Greece was in an economic crisis and the society and people were shown to be deeply affected by the country's state.
  23. Manufactured Landscapes
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2006
    Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.
  24. Miss Representation
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2011
    Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
  25. The National Hunger March to Washington, 1932
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1933   Published: 1982
    WFPL Documentary of the Second National Hunger March to Washington, D.C. 1932.
  26. National Hunger March, 1931
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1931
    WFPL footage of protesters marching to Washington demanding jobs, food, and clothing during the infancy of the Great Depression.
  27. Neither Allah, Nor Master!
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2011
    A cinematic exploration of secularism in the Muslim country of Tunisia before and after the deposition of Ben Ali.
  28. 9500 Liberty
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2009
    Prince William County, Virginia becomes ground zero in America's explosive battle over immigration policy when elected officials adopt a law requiring police officers to question people they have "probable cause" to suspect are undocumented immigrants.
  29. Occupation 101
    Voices of the Silenced Majority

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2007
    A thorough examination on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  30. Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMOs
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2012
    An exposition of the massive public health dangers associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
  31. Shadows of Liberty
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2012
    Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America and the public battle for truth and democracy.
  32. The Times of Harvey Milk
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1984
    A look at the career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.
  33. United in Anger
    A History of ACT UP

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2012
    Examines the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic.
  34. The Water Front
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2007
    Follows the heated struggle between residents, water workers and corporate managers in Highland Park, Michigan to spotlight what many of us take for granted - the right to affordable water.
  35. We Are Legion
    The Story of the Hacktivists

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2012
    A history of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age.
  36. Winter Soldier
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1972
    A chronicling of the Winter Soldier Investigation - about war crimes during the Vietnam War - that took place in Detroit, Michigan, from January 31 to February 2, 1971.
  37. Word is Out
    Stories of Some of Our Lives

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1977
    Interviews with 26 people, who speak about their experiences as gay men and lesbians.
  38. Worker's Newsreel Unemployment Special, 1931
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1931   Published: 1982
    WFPL footage of the first mass demonstration against unemployment and hunger in Union Square, New York City on March 6, 1930.
  39. The World According to Monsanto
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2008
    An investigation into the United States multinational corporation, Monsanto, uncovers controversial findings.
  40. The World in Review and America Today, 1934
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1934   Published: 1982
    WFPL newsreel segments that exposed multiple social current event topics.
  41. You Got to Move
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1985
    Follows people from communities in the Southern United States in their various processes of becoming involved in social change.