Sociology


New! Traffic Stop 31 min.

From the two-time Peabody Award-winning team of director Kate Davis and producer David Heilbroner (The Newburgh Sting, Stonewall Uprising), this haunting and compelling Academy Award®-nominated, 30-minute, documentary short tells the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas, who was stopped in 2015 for a routine traffic violation—an encounter that esc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! 15: A Quinceañera Story 120 min.

A "quinceañera" is a coming-of-age celebration for a Latina girl’s 15th birthday, marking her transition from girl to woman. But for many American Latina teenagers, it is an event that means much more, allowing the girls to embrace their chosen identities while still honoring their cultures, traditions and, most of all, the families who have sacrificed so much to give them a good life in the U.S....

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! 15: A Quinceañera Story: Ashley 29 min.

While training for her amateur debut as a boxer in East Los Angeles, Ashley must navigate the pressures her family feels due to their immigration status: her mother is a Dreamer who came to the U.S. as a child and her father has been deported. As Ashley prepares for both her boxing match and her quinceañera, she worries her boxing coach may also face deportation and miss her special day.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! 15: A Quinceañera Story: Jackie and Nina 29 min.

Best friends from San Antonio, Texas, Jackie and Nina's families have been in the United States for generations. They celebrate their Mexican heritage and a joint-quinceañera through the traditional Mexican rodeo, a horse-dancing display of escaramuza.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! 15: A Quinceañera Story: Rosi 29 min.

As an American growing up in Florida with a mother from Guatemala and a father from Cuba, Rosi combines all three of her cultures for a quinceañera celebration in Havana – an appropriate destination given the fact that her beloved grandfather cannot get a visa to the United States.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! 15: A Quinceañera Story: Zoey 27 min.

With the help of her trans-madrinas (godmothers), 15-year-old Zoey prepares for her quinceañera – a celebration the older women were never able to have themselves.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Meth Storm 95 min.

With unparalleled access on both sides of the issue, this 90-minute HBO Documentary Film is at once a cautionary tale of meth addiction in rural America, and a high-stakes drama told from inside the war on drugs. In Arkansas, 90% of methamphetamines are smuggled over the border from Mexico as a strain of stronger and cheaper crystal meth called ICE. Meth Storm tells the story of rural, economicall...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Beyond the Bucket 19 min.

A former baseball player's fight against ALS lead to the ice bucket challenge, raising $220 million to combat the neurological disease. This ABC News film looks behind the challenge at Pete Frates and his courageous battle.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Special Edition: Declassified - The Chelsea Manning Story 19 min.

Chelsea Manning was convicted of the largest leak of government secrets in American history. In this ABC News video, Manning speaks about her actions, her imprisonment, the struggle to be herself, and her letter to President Obama that helped to win her freedom.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey into the Heart of Drumming 57 min.

This is an award-winning documentary on the life and music of Barbara Borden, an acclaimed and pioneering drummer, composer and teacher. It tells her inspiring life-story in eloquent words and toe-tapping music.Keeper of the Beatweaves footage fromShe Dares to Drum,Borden’s autobiographical “percussion play” and other dynamic performances from the last four decades with interviews with noted artis...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017