Films by Subject Current Affairs

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44 Daze

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman occurred on February 26, 2012 in the community of Sanford, Florida. The incident caused huge waves throughout the world and raised many questions about the approach that was taken by the city officials of Sanford while investigating the incident. This documentary focuses on the 44 days directly after the shooting and the mounting pressure from around the nation that finally led to the arrest and charging of Zimmerman. The issues of social justice and judicial and municipal efficiency that were raised during this period are examined through in-depth interviews with Sanford city council and law enforcement officials.

Release
2014
Minutes
45
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Bullied: You're Not Alone

Throughout each episode of Bullied, experts in psychology discuss the causes behind bullying and possible solutions for solving a bully crisis. The series provides both children and adults with information for getting the help they need.
Release
2013
Minutes
5x30
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Cyber Bully

Cyber Bully exposes the most epic struggle in the digital age. By exploring the complicated dynamics behind cyber bullying, Cyber Bully describes the impact and outcomes of advanced technology and human nature in a lawless, new social frontier. Told through the stories of victims, bullies, and experts, Cyber Bully reaches past the headlines to describe what makes cyber bullying a threat to our national and global social fabric. 

Release
2014
Minutes
56
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Debaters, The

The Debaters highlights the concept behind debating, its role in society and how it develops a global discourse for students to discuss important issues. Welcome to the cut-throat world of international school debating where feisty, intelligent teens from across the globe argue their way to the top. At the World School Debating Championships in Wales, we follow the journey of a top debating team and their determined coach as they face off against 36 countries in the battle for world domination.
Release
2008
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Defusing Human Bombs

Defusing Human Bombs is the incredible story of the Sabaoon School in Pakistan. Through psychology, religious study, vocational training and education, and most importantly through trust, it aims to undo years of Taliban indoctrination in the hearts and minds of young boys. 

Release
2012
Minutes
57
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Moneyocracy

The 2012 Presidential election was the most costly ever in the U.S. History.  More than $6 billion has been spent by the campaigns and independent groups to get their candidate elected. But for what purpose?

Release
2014
Minutes
54
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Supervolcano: Yellowstone's Fury

There will be a very large-scale super volcanic eruption from Yellowstone National Park. The question is not if it will happen, but when.
For over a century, tens of millions of visitors have marveled at the natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park, home to the largest concentration of geysers in the world, including the iconic Old Faithful. However, beneath all this beauty lurks a beast.
Release
2013
Minutes
50
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Up for Debate

In September 2008, five teenagers, a Qatari, an Iraqi, a Syrian-Armenian, a Pakistani, and an Iranian, journeyed from the Middle East to Washington, DC to join teens from around the world in an intensely competitive annual ritual: the World School Debating Championships. Well aware that their region is associated, in Western minds, with oil, money, and jihad, they are determined to show that they are not closed-minded extremists.
Release
2010
Minutes
60
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Weapon of Choice

Before and after the popular uprising that led to the fall of Hosni Mubarak, a new generation of Egyptian filmmakers started using their weapon of choice—their cameras— as a tool for revealing the truth to the world. More than ever a crucial weapon of resistance, filming breaks the law of silence and makes sense out of confusion that now rules Egypt. Weapon of Choice shows how filmmakers, through fiction, documentary or citizen journalism, take action in the long and difficult process of transformation that is Revolution. With Ibrahim El Batout, Ayten Amin, Wael Omar, Khalid Abdalla, Amr Salama, Mohamed Diab and Karim El Shenawy.
Release
2013
Minutes
43
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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