DVD & Videocassettes
located in the Curriculum Lab
330 -- 369
ECONOMICS: Rainbow Educational Media, c1999.
Economics introduces young students to economic principles that will
always be a part of their lives. It
helps students understand the role of economics in the choices made by
themselves, their families, businesses, and governments. Using concrete
examples that relate to the students' own lives, the video introduces
them to concepts such as scarce resources, barter, money, marketplace,
and the laws of supply and demand.
OUR BUSINESS: Foundation for Teaching Economics, 1980.
Ten lesson instructional unit structured around the idea that successful
businesses serve four constituent groups: customers, employees, owners,
THROUGH: PORTRAITS OF WINNERS: The Network, Inc., c1986.
Five successful minority workers talk about their jobs and what they had
to do to get them. Teenagers
are given suggestions for overcoming poverty and cultural and language
pride, and economic independence are stressed.
CHANNELS: Careers Unlimited, c1990?
Interviews with women in nontraditional careers.
The high technology careers include aviation and avionics,
drafting and computers, electronics and robotics, and laser technology.
(10 videos--ca. 25 min. each)
FOOD WOMEN: Appalshop Film, 1991.
Inside look at lives of women who fry chicken, make pizza, and flip
burgers at fast food restaurants. An excellent documentary that can help
students understand some of the reality of the world of work with little
or no education.
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UNLIMITED: EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE:
Consortium for Educational Equity, Rutgers, the State University of New
Interviews with 6 women, currently working in the fields of
mathematics and science, explores how an education in these disciplines
can provide women with future career choices.
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UNLIMITED II: EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS IN TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION: Consortium for Educational Equity, Rutgers, the State
University of New Jersey, c1984.
Interviews with 5 women, currently working in technological
fields, explores the career choices available for women in technology
that do not require a college education.
BETWEEN SISTERS: FUTURES UNLIMITED: Consortium for Educational Equity,
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1987.
Ten African American and
Latina women discuss careers in trade
and technology fields. Includes a packet of posters encouraging students
to take math and science to prepare for high-paying careers.
LIFE AND TIMES OF ROSIE THE RIVETER: Direct Cinema Ltd., c1987.
Five women reminisce about their jobs and working conditions during
World War II.
(1 hour & 5 min.)
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MATH AT WORK: Her Own Words, 1997.
Summary: Thirteen contemporary women in nontraditional careers discuss how they use math in their work. (15 min.)
SKILLS AND TALENTS: Connecticut State Department of Education, c1994.
Dramatization of Melissa, a black high-school student, who decides to
take a carpentry class and pursue a construction career.
SE PUEDE: RETRATOS DE GANADORES: The
Five successful minority workers talk about their jobs and what they had
to do to get them. Teenagers
are given suggestions for overcoming poverty and cultural and language
pride, and economic independence are stressed.
SECRETS, BLUE COLLAR WOMEN SPEAK OUT: Women Make Movies, c1986.
Interviews four journeywomen (Barbara Bane, apprentice sprinkler
Bessie Crosby, welder, Alison Ebata, apprentice electrician, Natlie
Mazur, ironworker.) They talk about original career doubts, sharing household
chores with husbands and children, difficulties experienced as
apprentices, and work relationships with co-workers.
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WORK TALK: WOMEN IN NONTRADITIONAL CAREERS IN THE OWN WORDS: Her Own Words, 2000.
Summary: Women in nontraditional careers discuss the problems and achievements related to a variety of job choices. (15 min.)
YOU TAKE FOR GRANTED: Women Make Movies, Inc., c1983.
Through interweaving interviews, women describe their reasons for and
experiences in pursuing nontraditional blue-collar and professional
(1 hour & 15 min.)
GET READY: Technimedia Studios, c1990?
Set in a local mall, this film depicts two teenage friends
considering career choices. They
consider construction worker,
electrician, plumber, CAD, and aircraft engineer as possible careers.
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WOMEN IN DENTISTRY: Her Own Words, c1996.
Summary: Four women--and orthodontist, an endodontist, a periodontist, and a dentist--discuss the requirements and rewards of their professions. (15 min.)
WOMEN IN NONTRADITIONAL CAREERS: AN INTRODUCTION: Her Own Words, 1996.
Summary: Highlights 46 women from a side variety of backgrounds, including welders, firefighters, construction workers, machinists, a helicopter pilot, a dump-truck driver, police officers, dentists, athletic coaches, a service mechanic, etc. (15 min.)
OF STEEL: Mon Valley Media, c1985.
The story of four former female steelworkers (Beth Destler, Pat Turnell,
Sheryl Johnson, Sherrie Ortollona).
Describes their struggle to obtain their jobs, the discrimination
that they encountered on the job, the decline of the places which
employed them, and their subsequent lives once the mills had closed.
WOMEN AT WORK: THE YEAR 2000: The University of North Florida Leadership Development Program for Sex Equity, c1989.
Designed to expose women to the wide variety of occupations open
to them that promote self-sufficiency and economic independence.
CHOICE, YOUR FUTURE: Vocational Education and Counseling/Sex Equity
Services, Purdue University, 198-?.
Explains the career opportunities available for those seeking
non-traditional job choices, such as female metallurgists, electricians,
engineers, firemen and male secretaries, nurses, and homemakers.
FUTURE: SHIFTING GEARS PROJECT: Salem-Keizer Public Schools. C1989.
A career educational kit for helping high school students in choosing
First video introduces the subject , followed by career information in
the following fields: automobile, child care, construction, electronics,
office systems. (6 videos--v.1 20 min.; v.2-6 12 min. each)
NO SUCH THING AS WOMAN'S WORK: Women's Bureau, US Department of
Takes a look at the effect of different legislation on women in the
workplace from 1900 into the 1980s and the role of the Women's Bureau
of the US Department of Labor in the labor force.
IMAGES: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES:
Women Make Movies, 1989.
Documentary follows the day-to-day lives of three working women, each of
whom has a disability. One
woman is an attorney, one a human service administrator, and one a staff
member at Gallaudet College.
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2000: CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING FOR YOUNG WOMEN: Jalmar Press, c1993.
Aims to help students enhance their self esteem, explore attitudes
toward women's and men's roles in society, overcome gender
stereotyping, broaden career and lifestyle options.
Includes two videocassettes, student workbook, teacher's guide
and parent handbook.
331.7 H188 Gr. 10/11
2000: CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING FOR YOUNG WOMEN: Jalmar Press, c1993.
Similar to one for grades 5 and 6, this program offers solutions to
problems of girls and young women by focusing on self-esteem,
confronting societal attitudes toward women's roles, providing role
models, and emphasizing career and life style choices.
We have one of the three videocassettes, sound cassette, student
workbook, teacher's guide and parent's handbook.
JUST A JOB: CAREER PLANNING FOR WOMEN: Cambridge Documentary Films,
Takes a look at a workshop designed by Radcliff Career Services which
enables women to explore values, interests, and skills and to apply
these to the world of work.
MEDICAL ASSISTING: A CAREER OVERVIEW FOR STUDENTS. JCAHPO, c1998.
Few people understand the importance of good eye health and even fewer
understand the vital role that ophthalmic medical personnel play as
important members of the eye care team. Ophthalmic medical assisting is
a rewarding career that is in high demand and offers a variety of great
(ca. 8 min.)
FREE: Education Development Center, c1980.
Uses interviews, discussions, and simulated dialogues to examine sex
roles. Focuses on the
influence of parents and education on career choices, and limitations
placed on women's and men's personal and career development by the
sex-role expectations, and the problems and fears about changing sex
WITHOUT COLLEGE: SKILLED TECHNICAL CAREERS: Learning Seed, c1999.
video shows how to develop a satisfying career without spending four
years in college. You will see a variety of ways to gain direction for
successfully moving from school to work through training for skilled
CAREER EXPLORATION: A JOB SEEKER'S GUIDE TO THE MAJOR INFORMATION SOURCES: JIST Works, c1992.
Identifies resources for identifying skills and interests and matching
them to careers, with special emphasis on three authoritative career
CAREERS: WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU?: Sunburst Communications, c1997.
Shows students the need for choosing a career that is compatible with
one's personality type and what the main personality types are.
EMPLOYMENT: HOW TO GET A REALLY GOOD JOB: Attainment Company, c1997.
Students learn how to research an employer, get ready for the
interview, turn personal accomplishments into work experience and handle
tough interview questions.
THE CLASS OF 2000: Scholastic Inc., 
Presents methods used in high schools and middle schools throughout the
U.S. that address the challenge of teaching the basic skills to
RIVER RAN RED: S. Domike and N. Fauteux, c1993.
Gripping account of the summer of 1892, in which a bitter conflict
erupted at the Carnegie Works in Homestead, Pennsylvania.
The nation's largest steel maker took on its most militant
labor union, with devastating consequences for American workers.
Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick head a fascinating cast of
characters which includes 300-armed Pinkerton guards and the would-be
anarchist assassin, Alexander Berkman.
This American tragedy still resonates one hundred years later.
especially in communities hard hit by the decline of heavy industry and
labor's diminishing clout.
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LIVING PLANET: Time-Life Video, c1987, c1991.
Summary: David Attenborough hosts this 12 part description of how animals and plants adapt to surroundings. 1.Sweet Fresh Water -- 2.Jungle -- 3.Open Ocean -- 4.Northern Forests -- 5.Seas of Grass -- 6.Frozen World -- 7.Margins of the Land -- 8.Sky Above -- 9.Baking Deserts -- 10.Worlds Apart -- 11.Building of the Earth -- 12.New Worlds. (12 videos--ca. 55 min. each)
ANIMALS: Dorling Kindersley Vision, c1997.
Summary: Henry the Lizard is on a rescue mission to save some amazing endangered animals from the tiger to the howler monkey. (30 min.)
& YOU: Agency for Instructional Technology, 1993.
A two-module kit, which teaches adults to pay only what they owe in
IN U.S. HISTORY: Agency for Instructional Technology, 198?
Dramatizes three incidents in U.S. History involving taxation: the
Whiskey Rebellion 1974, the protective tariff 1832, and the income tax
of early twentieth century.
(1 hour & 17 min.)
TAXES: Internal Revenue Service, 1987?
A set of materials that explains the American tax system and offer
specific instruction on completing tax forms.
HARVEST: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, [1991?]
This program examines the potential consequences of changes in the
American environment and the ways in which scientists are working to
develop new ways to produce more food from fewer sources.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Publications, 1992.
The rough role-playing the representatives of the UN Member States,
young people learn about other countries and cultures while developing a
global perspective on issues confronting the world community.
DRIVING: AN ACT OF VIOLENCE: Films Inc., 1985.
Discusses the increasing number of alcohol-related traffic
accidents involving teenage drivers.
THE LAW: THE ROLE OF THE SUPREME COURT: Center for the Humanities,
Explains the development of the Supreme Court and discusses court cases
that have changed the world today. Shows how justices are selected, how
the court is organized and how the court reaches a decision.
A WOMAN FIGHTS BACK: PBS
Shows how women who killed men in self-defense raised many legal
and social questions in four court cases in Washington State in 1980.
Examines a murder trial that set a legal precedent when Yvonne
Wanrow's murder conviction was reversed by the Washington State
Supreme Court. Shows how
precedents were subsequently applied in three other murder trials.
TRIAL OF GOLD E. LOCKS: Ohio State Bar Assc. [1983?].
The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in presented as a case of
"criminal trespass" and is tried. The viewers decide the
WARRIORS: Center for Defense Information, c1993.
“What next for women in the military?
Combatants or non-combatants.”
SON WILL DO: Films Inc., 1983.
Follows the ten week training program at the Parris Island Marine
Recruit Training Depot, South Carolina.
DEADLY GAME OF NATIONS: Films Inc., 1983.
Explores reasons why national governments feel compelled to keep armies
and to fight wars. Israeli and Palestinian struggles are used as a
WAR: Films Inc., 1983.
Most wars start over a matter of principle, but the reality of war has
little to do with justice.
THE OLD GAME ALIVE: Films Inc., 1983.
A look at the annual war games exercises of the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO) combined forces with speculation about how the next
world war might unfold.
KNIFE EDGE OF DETERRENCE: Films Inc., 1985.
Contains alternate, authoritative points of view on the issues
raised in the preceding seven programs. Major government figures,
defense strategists, military specialists, historians, and philosophers
focus primarily on deterrence that is viewed as the central strategic
idea of our time.
ON NUCLEAR WAR: Films Inc., 1983.
Follows the development of the nuclear arms race from Hiroshima to the
nuclear stalemate of the present. The attempt is made to explain
political doctrines and military strategies such as nuclear deterrence,
mutual assured destruction, and limited nuclear war.
PROFESSION OF ARMS: Films Inc., 1983.
Profiles the professional soldier and includes interviews with career
officers from Israeli, American, Soviet, and Canadian military forces.
ROAD TO TOTAL WAR: Films Inc., 1983.
Charts how the major social, economic and technological developments of
the last 200 years have changed the methods and impact of modern
WAR: A GUIDE TO ARMAGEDDON: Films Inc., 198‑?
With stunning immediacy, a thirty-minute British documentary
visualizes the effects of a nuclear bomb detonated above St. Paul's
Cathedral and follows several British couples as they attempt to carry
out civil defense recommendations for survival. In the second half-hour,
Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Charles McDowell, Washington
Week in Review panelist and commentator on The Lawmakers, anchors an
exploration of the civil defense debate in the United States. addressing
the compelling question, "Is survival possible?"
WAR GAME: Films Inc., 1966
Fictionally enacts the carnage and destruction that would result from a
thermonuclear war between the Soviet Union and England. Raises the
questions about the societal logic that permits the existence of
BIG AIRCRAFT CARRIER: Little
Mammoth Media, c1995.
See the USS Nimitz in action! Watch
supersonic jets take off and land!
Follow the Navy pilots on a mission!
Discover how a carrier works.
Visit the control tower, bridge, kitchens, hanger deck and more!
Experience what it's like to live onboard a floating city of
almost 6,000 people!
AND CRACK: Human Relations Media,1987.
Five former cocaine users, ranging from promising students to successful
professionals, present their personal accounts of how drugs destroyed
THE EDGE: New York: PBS, c1998.
PBS special deals with teen depression and suicide. The presentation is
aimed at middle and high schoool teenagers and features a teen host.
DISORDERS: Schlessinger Video Productions, 1994.
In this video, compelling interviews with several young people who have
suffered from anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and compulsive overeating
provide a living portrait of these devastating diseases.
Experts in the field discuss the causes and symptoms of the
diseases, and techniques of prevention and detection.
COME TUMBLIN' DOWN: Illinois Films Inc. 1982?
Bob Meehan, drug abuse counselor talks about the heartache of the
families of drug addicts.
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BRAIN POWER!: Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse [2002.]
Explores how the processes of science can illustrate the effects of
drugs on the brain and the body's nervous system. Forty
minute videocassette and teacher's guide with six modules: Ooey
Gooey! Making Sense of Scientific Inquiry--Brains in a Box: What
Your Brain Can Do--Sending and Receiving Messages--Medicines
and Drugs: What's Helpful, What's Harmful--Science Behind
Smoking--What Drugs Really Do. (41 min.)
AND YOU: EVERYBODY ISN'T DOING IT: Guidance Associates, c1988.
Shows how adolescents can effectively deal with peer pressure.
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DRUGS: DEADLY HIGHS: Discovery Health, c2001.
Summary: A new generation is experiencing addiction to drugs and alcohol that is accessible through the Internet, available in small packages, and often procured from their parents' medicine cabinets. (26 min.)
FORWARD FUTURE: DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:
Weston Woods Institute, 1988.
Three 15-minute dramatic episodes designed to give students skills for
overcoming pressures to experiment with illegal drugs.
(ca. 1 hour)
UP STONED: Films Inc., 1984.
Profiles three teenagers who abuse drugs and alcohol. Shows them using
drugs, interacting with their families and peers, and attending
counseling sessions. Also includes candid reflections by the teenagers
and their parents. Concludes with a six‑month update in which only
one of the three students expresses a commitment to abstain from drugs
OFF THE GRASS: HIDDEN DANGERS OF MARIJUANA USE: HRM Video, c1997.
Dispels the myth that many young people have that marijuana is “harmless.”
Using marijuana can lead to many problems, especially for young
people who are at a vulnerable age and need to develop healthy coping
skills. Psychological dependence on marijuana causes a
motivation, energy and memory, as well as a web of interpersonal
ALIVE: DECISIONS ABOUT DRINKING AND DRIVING: Guidance Associates, 1985.
Using a case history of three teenagers who were involved in a fatal car
accident, this program demonstrates the dangerous consequences of
drinking and driving. Exposes common myths about alcohol consumption,
traces the effects of alcohol on the human body, and explores grass
roots efforts to prevent drunk driving.
DRINKING BLOW OUT: THE EXTREME DANGERS OF ALCOHOL USE: Intermedia,
In a question and answer format, defines binge drinking, describes its
practice and consequences among college students, and offers ways of
NO! TO DRUGS: Twin Tower Enterprises, 1986, c1985.
A practical, easy-to-follow approach for parents and families who
want to keep their children off drugs.
THE BURNING TRUTH: Sunburst Communications, c1999.
This program presents facts and statistics about the use of marijuana,
while several teens discuss their experiences with the drug.
Personal profiles are featured for a teen who developed a serious
marijuana dependence and a teen who believes the drug poses no harmful
effects. The program
stresses that marijuana may be particularly harmful to young adults,
because of the negative impact it can have on learning, personal growth,
and health. Additionally,
the program states that marijuana use may lead to dependence and, for
some users, the use of cocaine and other hard drugs.
The importance of support and counseling for those wishing to
move away from drug use is emphasized.
FEMININE MISTAKE: THE NEXT
GENERATION: Pyramid Films & Video, c1989.
This program brings the issue of women and smoking up-to-date.
It depicts women who are experiencing the harmful consequences of
smoking, anti-smoking activists, and the younger generation who are
being seduced by the tobacco industry's advertising or persuaded to
smoke by their peers. The
viewer will also learn the results of current research from medical
PEOPLE.: SMOKING, THE BURNING QUESTION: Sunburst Communications, c1999.
The intent of this program concerning teen smoking is not merely to
convey, with graphics and statistics, the serious health consequences of
smoking, but to increase the awareness of the reasons teen smoke,
counter the view of smoking as glamorous or sophisticated, examine the
motives of tobacco companies and theimpact of advertising, and represent
the choice not to smoke as empowering.
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SMOKE: SMOKE SIGNALS: Discovery Health, c2001.
Summary: Through interviews with students, parents, and doctors, this program investigates the rise in tobacco sales to adolescents and the efforts to encourage them to stop smoking. (26 min.)
-- I'M IN CONTROL?: Perennial Education, c1993.
Features a realistic portrayal of a teenage girl's decision to
quit smoking. The negative
aspects of smoking, including the health problems, the financial
expense, and feeling out of control are emphasized.
The physical, mental, and emotional rewards that the teenager
achieves from quitting smoking reinforce the positive message that this
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FEELINGS: PBS, 1979.
Summary: In a discussion with Dr. Lee Salk, three children tell how they deal with their handicaps and how they would like non-handicapped people to treat them. (30 min.)
LIVES: PBS Video, c1987.
Examines the integration of handicapped people into society.
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SOUND AND FURY: New York, NY: Docurama distributed by New Video, c2001.
Summary: Deaf family must decide whether or not to permit daughter to have cochlear implant. Award-winning documentary reveals prejudices and fears that split the family. (80 min.)
DON'T HIT ME, MOM”: Films Inc., c1983.
When baby-sitting for a new friend's younger brother after school,
Nancy, a high school student, begins to suspect child abuse. She must
try to make the right decisions without causing trouble or embarrassment
for her friend or his family.
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SMART CHOICES: IDEAS TO HELP TEENAGERS STAY SAFE: Work/Family Directions, 1995.
Summary: This video presents a look at some of the problems that teenagers face growing up in the United States.
YOU CAN SAY NO: Seattle Institute for Child Advocacy, 1985?
Shows children modeling protective, assertive behavior in believable
safety situations, including sexual assault.
TOUCHY SUBJECT: ODN Productions, c1986.
This tape encourages parents to talk to their children about sexual
abuse in a natural and comfortable way.
ABUSE AND NEGLECT: THE HIDDEN HURT: Guidance Associates, Inc., 1986.
Examines the widespread problem of child abuse from all sides, exploring
the psychology of the abuser and the plight of the abused. Identifies
warning signs of abuse and neglect, outlines sources of help and
demonstrates how education can prevent child abuse.
DO I SAY NOW? : HOW TO HELP PROTECT YOUR CHILD FROM SEXUAL ABUSE:
Committee for Children ; producer, c1995.
to parents about how to help their children be safer from sexual abuse.
Says parents should know about the people in the child's various
environments, they should teach their children rules about touching
behavior, and they should talk to their children and keep open lines of
RELATIONSHIPS: Schlessinger Video Productions, 1994.
This tape presents interviews with abused individuals, abuse
counselors, and an abuser. Each
discusses his or her own experiences, the brutal cycle of emotional and
physical abuse, the warning signs of an abusive relationship, and how to
get help and legal assistance if you are in one.
OUR LIVES: Cambridge Documentary Films, Inc., 1993.
Shows the magnitude and severity of domestic violence in this
country. This video
features four women imprisoned for killing their batterers and their
terrifying personal testimonies. Each
of these women tells her own horrific tale of beatings, rape, and
torture at the hands of her husband or boyfriend.
RELATIONSHIPS: Human Relations Media, 1995?
Designed to help teens recognize unhealthy, manipulative and
potentially violent behavior in relationships.
Comments from students and teachers alternate with dramatic
sequences chronicling a fictional couple's dating relationship.
VIOLENCE & YOUNG ADULTS: Altschul Group Corporation, c1995.
Designed to help find solutions to the epidemic of domestic violence, it
includes real-life situations with which teens and adults can easily
identify. The program not
only explores the issue of domestic violence but also provides concrete
suggestions for taking the first steps toward stopping the cycle of
IN A PUMPKIN SHELL: DATE VIOLENCE: Northeastern Wisconsin In-School
Looks at the increasing problems of date violence among teens and
examines the cycle of abuse.
RAPE: THE ULTIMATE VIOLATION OF TRUST: NIMCO, c1989.
Examines the myths and facts of date or acquaintance rape.
Includes interviews with a counselor, psychologist, juvenile
officer and rape victims.
RAPE: IT HAPPENED TO ME: Pyramid Film & Video, 1992.
Date Rape. Is it really rape? How does it happen? What can we do about
it? This film begins with the story of a high school romance gone bad.
Rick and Lindsey's love spins out of control when Rick refuses to take
“no” for an answer, provoking tragic and scarring results.
NOT SUPPOSED TO HURT: DATING VIOLENCE: Intermedia, 1996.
narrative story about the issues of dating violence, plus a dialogue
with an audience of college students to whom the program was presented.
Intended to promote thinking and discussion, and to provide some
IS NOT AN OPTION: Life Management, c1992.
Describes methods women can use to avoid sexual assault.
(1 hour & 6 min.)
THE CRASH: Films Inc., 1986.
A look at the physical and emotional trauma suffered by traffic accident
victims from the initial care given by the medical evacuation team and a
shock/trauma unit in Baltimore through the long, tedious months of
physical and emotional rehabilitation.
THE ROAD: Films Inc., 1986.
The Montreal police handle a series of traffic accidents and attempt to
explain the causes and how they might have been avoided.
ROAD AHEAD: Films Inc., 1986.
This program demonstrates that roads are often poorly planned and
fraught with obstacles and that improved safety measures are needed for
both cars and highways.
THE INFLUENCE: Films Inc., 1986.
Explores the tragedy of drunk driving both for the victims and for the
DRILLS: THE GREAT ESCAPE WITH ARTHUR. National Fire Protection
instructional materials to support Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9,
(ca. 14 min.)
DANGER TO DIGNITY: THE
FIGHT FOR SAFE ABORTION: Concentric Media, c1995.
A documentary on the efforts to legalize abortion in the United
States and on the social and medical dangers of illegal abortions prior
to Roe vs. Wade. Also
portrays the underground network that helped women procure safe illegal
RAIN: Educational Dimensions, c1989.
Presents causes and effects of acid rain and discusses research being
done to find solutions to this problem.
SAVE PLANET EARTH: Universal Home video, c1990.
Encourages the viewer to become active in the efforts to clean up
pollution and preserve the environment. Discusses toxicity in the home,
energy saving, ozone depletion, water conservation, endangered animal
species, recycling and other green concerns.
(1 hour & 11 min.)
FUTURE, OUR PLANET: THE SPIRIT OF YOUTH SERVICE: Video Project, 199?
Video from the Global Youth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where
60 teenagers from 20 countries met to discuss community service on
behalf of the environment. Discusses
the need for today's young adults to get involved and take leading
roles in preserving the environment for the future.
CATCH A CLOUD: Edison Electric Institute, cl983.
Attempts to dispel the propaganda surrounding the acid rain issue by
offering a rational presentation about the nature of the atmosphere.
Leading scientists provide insight into research concerning acid rain
and man's impact, both good and bad, on the environment.
PRICE CLEAN AIR: Richter Productions, 1982.
Looks at the effects of pollution and acid rain on public health and the
THE MOVIE: Churchill Films, 1990.
A fascinating look at the problem of the environment and solid waste, as
well as some promising solutions, presented in the vernacular of
DAY: ChildVision Educational Films, 1994.
Take a “video field trip” to a landfill and recycling center for an
insider's look at the people and equipment used to process everyday
AT THE EDGE: Films Inc., 1980, c1979.
Presents the story behind the annual killing of thousands of dolphins by
local fishermen at Iki Island, Japan. Fishermen claim that the dolphins
are responsible for smaller catches of fish, but the film suggests that
industrial pollution is the real cause.
A HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE: Atlas Video, c1989.
Explains where radon gas comes from and demonstrates testing options,
proper testing techniques and guidelines for interpreting test results.
Also includes information about dealing with professional contractors.
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DIMMING THE SUN: Boston, MA: WGBH, 2006.
Summary: Produced by NOVA, this film interviews scientists to examine the steps being taken stop global warming and rid the atmosphere of pollution. Sharp and colorful images of authentic settings reinforce their findings that the amount of sunlight reaching the earth is dropping. (56 min.)
AND TELL: Films Inc., 1985.
A demonstration of how children can protect themselves from dangerous
situations involving strangers.
DAYS THAT CHANGED AMERICA: Films Inc., 1982.
Edited clips of key testimony from the 1973 Senate hearings of the
Watergate affair, for which Richard M. Nixon resigned from the
Alpha Video, 1990.
Presents the story of a fifteen-year-old girl who runs away from
an abusive father to take refuge in the streets.
Tells that there are community resources that will help young
people reject life in the streets as an alternative to exploitative home
(ca. 26 min.)
IS FOR TOUCHING: Rape & Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead and
Video Arts Inc., 1984‑1985.
T is for Touching; H is for Helpers; P is for Prevention. These
three programs, designed for primary grades, describe when students need
to tell adults.
UP TO RAPE: Women Make Movies, 1985.
Discussions with women who have experienced rape.
Includes prevention and self-defense techniques.
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IS NOT FUNNY: Karol Video, c1990.
Focuses on the causes and damages of vandalism that costs the United
States an estimated five billion dollars annually.
IT'S NOT MY FAULT: Texture Films, 1985.
In a desperate attempt to win the approval of his peers, a sixteen-year-old
tries a scheme that lands him in juvenile hall where he unwittingly
makes an enemy of a gang leader. This harrowing first experience with
juvenile hall makes him learn some important lessons about his behavior.
PUNISHMENT AND KIDS: NBC News, 1987.
A survey of juvenile delinquency, violence and crime among the nation's
youth narrated by L. Severson and T. Brokaw.
STRAIGHT: Lightning Video, 1986.
Presents a documentary about adolescent offenders who visit Rahway
Prison in New Jersey where they experience the realities of life in a
maximum-security prison. In face-to-face contact with
prisoners, they experience intimidation and sexual taunts and are told
what it takes to survive behind bars.
LIVES: LETTERS FROM THE INSIDE: Milestone Media, 1997.
Compelling portrait of the criminal justice system as seen through the
eyes of those doing time in some of America's most dangerous and
forbidding institutions. (56 min.)