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Full length and segment videos from AVON and Kanopy.

AVON, Academic Video Online, has over 60,000 titles covering a wide range of academic subjects. Kanopy streams thousands of films including classic cinema, documentaries, independent movies, and foreign films.

On Putin's Blacklist Human Rights at Risk in Putin's Russia

On Putin's Blacklist:  Human Rights at Risk in Putin's Russia

The first step in Russia's new Cold War with America began with the banning of the adoption of Russian orphans by US citizens. Soon this adoption ban was expanded to all countries that allow same-sex unions and formally combined the Kremlin's anti-adoption campaign with anti-LGBT measures. The next victims of Putins' anti-western rhetoric were the NGOs and Human Rights Groups, followed by Russian opposition.

Anyone on Putin's Blacklist is labeled as a foreign agent controlled by Western intelligence agencies with the aim of destroying Russia. This ripped-from-the-headlines documentary risks raising the ire of a major world leader by exploring exactly who and what are On Putin's Blacklist.

 

 

Women's March

Women's March

Shot on location in five U.S. cities, WOMEN'S MARCH is a story about democracy, human rights, and what it means to stand up for your values in today's America. On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women marched on Washington, D.C. That same day, hundreds of sister marches took place nationally and globally to become the largest one-day protest in American history.

Filmed on location in Boston, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Rosa, and Washington, D.C., the film explores several women's motivations to march. For some, it was their first time. For others, it was a continuation of a decades-long fight for human rights, dignity, and justice. For all, it was an opportunity to make their voices heard to express to the incoming administration that women's rights are human rights.

Modern Slavery

Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name, narrated by Laurence Fishburne, is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans' most cherished assumptions: that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South after the Civil War, new systems of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force and brutality.

Machines: The True Cost of Cheap Labor in India

Marrying stunning visuals with social advocacy, Rahul Jain's debut documentary takes audiences into the labyrinthine passages of an enormous textile factory in Gujarat, India. Jain's camera wanders freely between pulsating machines and bubbling vats of dye to create a moving portrait of the human laborers who toil away there for 12 hours a day to eke out a meager living for their families back home.

Not My Life: The Global Impact of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.

Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.

Violence Against Women

I am a Girl: Girls Around the World

There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on Earth.

It's A Girl: The Global War Against Girls

In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called "gendercide". The war against girls is rooted in centuries-old tradition and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, accelerate the elimination of girls.

Shingal: Feminicide in the Age of ISIS

Driven from their ancestral lands by ISIS after a campaign of brutal genocide, the Yazidis, a persecuted religious minority in Iraq, attempt to ransom their kidnapped daughters from the terror group's slave camps while dreaming one day of returning home.

Genocide and Human Rights

Watchers of the Sky

With his provocative question, "why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?" Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history. An extraordinary testament to one man's perseverance, the Sundance award-winning film Watchers of the Sky examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide.

The Last Survivor

The Last Survivor is an award winning, feature-length documentary film that presents the stories of genocide Survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate a new generation, inspire tolerance and spark a civic response to mass atrocity crimes. Following the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities - The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo. The Last Survivor presents a unique opportunity to learn from the lessons and mistakes of our past in order to have a lasting social impact on how we act collectively in the face of similar issues today.

The Holocaust and the Nazi Racial Empire

The sheer number of casualties in the Holocaust defies the imagination. In this lecture, Professor Liulevicius guides you through this troubling history. You'll learn about German goals and actions, Nazi collaborators who helped produce the Holocaust, and resistance from within the Jewish community and in the world at large.

7 Days in Kigali: The 1994 Rwandan Genocide

RWANDA - 1994: An inter-ethnic genocide erupts on an industrial scale. What happened in Rwanda was not simply spontaneous; it was a planned genocide. Lists were made. Weapons were collected. The radio station, RTLM (Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines), spent months conditioning their audiences to believe that one sector of their population -- the Tutsi -- represented a threat. This highly-intricate film follows several characters from different parts of the city, hour by hour, through that first crucial week when the devastating massacre could have been averted.

The Son of the Olive Merchant: The 1915 Armenian Genocide

For their honeymoon, Anna and Mathieu traveled to Turkey with their camera in hand to learn about Mathieu's Armenian heritage and to learn what modern day Turks think about the Armenian Genocide that occurred in 1915. Sadly, Turkey denies the Genocide for a variety of reasons including that the crimes was actually committed by Armenians against the Turks. Using footage from their trip mixed with interviews, news footage, historical documents and animation, this documentary emerges into one of the most powerful films ever made about the Armenian Genocide.

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