Was Delbert, an uneducated hermit with a low IQ, an innocent victim of police abuse? DVD X160 Examines opinions on capital punishment as a possible deterrent to crime through interviews with executioners, a former death row inmate, Edward Koch, mayor of New York City and Hans Zeisel, professor of law at the University of Chicago. Video/C 5777 Focuses on the life of Charisse Shumate, who became the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the abominable health care conditions that women in California's prisons face. DVD 8457 This seminar was made up of judges, lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement officials, majors, and journalists who engaged in a dialogue exploring the trade-offs of a society trying to control crime yet preserve individual freedoms. Features visits to the corporate headquarters of leading correctional corporations, prison trade shows, and testimony from leading experts and ordinary people, presenting diverse views of this new American "growth industry." 2001. Video/C 9671 Brings a historical perspective to the problems of escalating crime and the public's fear of it, by exploring the evolution of crime and criminal penalties in American society.Was it a mercy killing--or was there another motive? Includes prison interviews, materials from State Senate hearings on conditions for women in the California State Prison System, and historical video footage of Charisse and her family. Tells how the regulation of gambing, drugs and pornography are rooted in colonial America. Video/C MM979 Examines the realities faced by transgender women in mens' prisons. DVD 6528 An interview with David Gilbert, who is among the longest held anti-imperialist political prisoners in the world.
Based in part on Crime and Punishment in American History / by Lawrence Friedman (Main Stack KF9223. In prison he has continued to work for social justice calling early attention to the AIDS epidemic and working as an advocate for the rights of prisoners. DVD 6896; vhs Video/C 9867 Video highlights recurring police violence against people of color in the context of the killing of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed Black man who was shot forty-one times in the vestibule of his apartment by four members of the New York City Street Crimes Unit. 25, 2000, a jury acquitted these officers of all charges.
Based on an interview by Sam Green and Bill Siegel. Protests erupted and confrontations between the police and demonstrators ensued. DVD 3263 What would you do if you discovered that 13 people slated for execution had been found innocent?
The following list is a sampling of some of the materials in MRC which deal with important social, political, and cultural issues in America. The film also examines the debate in California over a series of social studies textbooks which are under fire from critics, who charge that they do not adequately reflect California's multicultural heritage. In part 2, a diverse group of 23 students from 6 major American universities spend 3 days together to collectively challenge one another with dialogue focusing on such topics as the concept of individual responsibility, feeling separated from each other, wanting others to understand and what can be done to move awareness to action. Philip Habib, former Undersecretary of State and Special Presidential Envoy to the Middle East, delivers the keynote address on American foreign policy and the Middle East. DVD 6003 Focuses on documenting one day in the life of Boris Bezotechestvo, a murderer serving his entire sentence in solitary confinement in a prison situated on a small Island on Lake Novozero in central Russia.
Consult MRC's subject videographies for other titles of interest on these topics. Video/C 1718 Film examines racial problems of urban areas focusing on the 1974 riots in Boston that were triggered by busing of children from the predominantly Black community of Roxbury to Charlestown with a mostly Irish population. Video/C 455 - U-matic format, at NRLF #: B 4 175 250 "Aging out" chronicles the daunting obstacles that three young people in foster care encounter as they "age out" of the system and are suddenly on their own for the first time. The filmmaker explores what happens when nothing happens.
Video/C 7331 Presents viewpoints of leaders from government, media and the legal profession on a hypothetical case regarding the application of affirmative action to a university faculty tenure decision. Featured in the program are Roy Innis, Chairman of the Congress on Racial Equality; Ward Connerly, Regent of the University of California and Charles Willie, professor of Education at Harvard. Students from 3 major universities are interviewed alone on topics including the climate toward talking about race on campus, self separation of ethnic groups, discrimination, affirmative action policies and individual responsibility for change. Video/C 4055 This program looks at the impact of affirmative action admissions policies, speech codes, and race relations on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Video/C 4707 A diverse group of college students reveal their honest feelings and attitudes about race and racism. See Also: Skin Deep Celebration of the 114th birthday of the University of California.
Video/C 6991 Explores whether affirmative action promotes racial balance, or fights discrimination of the past with reverse discrimination in the present. DVD 2141 A diverse group of college students reveal their honestfeelings and attitudes about race and racism.Videotaped in 1998 at Great Meadows Prison, Comstock, N. A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. That was exactly the dilemma that Illinois Governor George Ryan faced in his final days in office. DVD 5997 Explore capital punishment through the story of Clifford Boggess, a 30-year-old who spent almost a decade on death row.He, alone, was left to decide whether the remaining 167 death row inmates should live or die. DVD 4909 A docu-drama about the 1927 Massachusetts trial and execution of two Italian-American immigrant anarchists based on Vanzetti's own letters and speeches. Video/C 4130 Hard-edged look at life inside the walls of Lewisburg, a maximum security federal penitentiary where rehabilitation and parole have all but been abandoned. In the United States, executions have become almost routine, especially in Texas, where Boggess, a pianist, artist, class valedictorian and convicted murderer awaited the execution chamber. Video/C 6646 The film includes interviews with death row prisoners, with state government and prison officials, and with all participants in capital punishment, including lawyers, police officers and manufacturers of lethal substances to show the legal context and logistics involved in carrying out executions.(45 min.) A program designed to educate and inform the University community and the general public about the past, present and future of affirmative action policy and its impact on the University of California, Berkeley. Looks at several different affirmative action programs including the Univ. Includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars. A distinguished panel of experts discuss this issue. Ogletree; panelists: Ward Connerly, Angela Walker, Ruth J. Weaving music, poetry and speakers at the conference, this video highlights the growing outlines the growth of the prison industrial complex, the privatization of corrections and the social trade-offs being made to support it. Commentary: Angela Davis, Mike Davis, Ruthie Gilmore, Jose Lopez, Ramona Africa, Vince Shiraldi, Bruce Franklin, David Muhammad, Asha Bandele, Bernardine Dohrn, Luana Ross, Christian Parenti, Reese Erlich. Video/C 5821 On May 3, 1995, Alabama resurrected the chain gang; on Sept. Concludes with a diverse group of 23 students from 6 major American universities who spent 3 days together to collectively challenge one another with dialogue focusing on such topics as the concept of individual responsibility, feeling separated from each other, wanting others to understand and what can be done to move awareness to action. Includes drama students enacting plays about racial conflicts and intolerance on campus. Video/C 6790 Documentary explores issues of faculty diversity in American higher education in the mid-1990s, focusing on the professional and personal experiences of eight minority scholars in the humanities and social sciences at various institutions. In part 1, students from 3 major universities are interviewed alone on topics including the climate toward talking about race on campus, self separation of ethnic groups, discrimination, affirmative action policies and individual responsibility for change. Deena Gonzalez, Chair of the Graduate Assembly, delivers an address on the disproportionate low number of minority students enrolled at the University of California.Equal time is given to their young children, who are struggling to remember their fathers and to understand why their fathers are not living at home. Video/C MM108 Citizen reporters from Hood News investigate stories straight from the streets including on site coverage of crime scenes through interviews with eye witnesses, police responses, police brutality, immigration laws, users of medical marijuana, mothers grieving sons lost to gang violence, and other issues. -- Crenshaw -- Murdered by the Compton sherriff -- What's your story? During therapy sessions to recover "repressed memories," the daughter exaggerates and embellishes her accusations as social workers, therapists, and officers of the court inadvertently egg her on.