"Produced in association with The Critical Resistance Conference, Berkeley, Calif., Sept. Produced in conjunction with Deep Dish TV's America Behind Bars series & The Prison Activist Resource Center." 1999? Video/C 6451 For many African-Americans, simply having dark skin seems to be grounds for being pulled over by police and searched for drugs. Video/C 8641 Visits correctional institutions in Texas, Florida and California, uncovering penal systems with deeply ingrained cultures of punishment, where prisoners are routinely abused, even tortured, by prison guards. DVD 4775 Criminologists, media critics and other experts discuss the forces behind crime hysteria in the United States, why American prisons don't work, the economic costs of crime and the large social and economic impact of white collar crime. 18, 1996, Arizona began the first female chain gang.
This investigative report examines the issue from the victim's point of view as well as through the eyes of the police. Does forced labor change the hearts and minds of career criminals or does it make them hardened and even worse when they return to society? Video/C 6997 An investigative report which takes on the death penalty debate with a profile of Sister Helen Prejean. Side 2: Mark Schwartz reports on the prison movement and alleged BGF members in isolation. Sound/C 1510 An intimate look at the death penalty in the state of Texas through the eyes of Pastor Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as the death house chaplain to the infamous 'Walls' prison unit in Huntsville.
Both inmate and penal officer views of the situation are examined in this honest and shocking portrayal of the men and women in the American penal system. A longtime spiritual advisor to inmates on Death Row, her life and work inspired the highly-acclaimed motion picture "Dead Man Walking". Geronimo Ji-Jaga Pratt talks about several cases of prisoners charged with the murder of guards and Doc Holliday (Douglas Fowley) expounds on the social and political philosophy of George Jackson. During Pickett's remarkable career he presided over 95 executions, including the world's first lethal injection.
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.
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?
After each execution, Pickett recorded an audiotape account of his trip to the death chamber. DVD X2106 Presents coverage of interviews with prisoners during the four-day revolt at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York in September, 1971.
Directed and produced by Steve James, Peter Gilbert. The prisoners talk about the background of the rebellion, asking for an investigation into the treatment of prisoners and conditions at the prison which instigated the riots. DVD X2952 On the 30th anniversary, this is an examination of events and lessons learned from the rebellion and massacre at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York in September, 1971.
Youth activists challenge audiences to explore alternative options to detention and debunk public misperceptions about youth crime rates. In the video, young activists convince the Board of Corrections to deny pre-approved state funding for Alameda County's effort to build the biggest per capita juvenile hall in the state of California. DVD 3262Tells the story of the "Ward Boys," four eccentric brothers who shared the same dilapidated two-room shack for over 60 years in Munnsville, N. Living in isolation, without heat or running water, these elderly bachelors had virtually no contact with the outside world--until one was found dead in the bed he shared with his brother.