Keyword: civil rights

All You Need Is Love (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/30/2014
Mae Sot is a town on the Thai-Burma border where hundreds of thousands of Burmese nationals have chosen to live as a result of the repressive actions taken by Burma's military junta. They fled from Burma and escaped to Mae Sot with the hope that they will be able to sustain their families and become free from the fear of getting shot and arrested. However, the vast majority of Burmese in the town...
Dir: Stuart Cameron
With: N/A
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 03/20/2014
Born into a middle class Chinese immigrant family and educated at Barnard in the 1930s, the young Grace Lee Boggs noticed the inequities in American society and dedicated the next eight decades to working towards the betterment of all people. At 98, writer, activist and philosopher Boggs has been rooted in the African American movement for over 70 years and has devoted her life to an evolving...
Dir: Grace Lee
With: N/A
Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire

Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 06/19/2013
This documentary examines the controversial subject of gun control in the United States. The genesis of the Second Amendment to the Constitution is explored, encouraging viewers to rethink the issues surrounding gun control and its effect on civil rights and liberty.
Dir: Kris Koenig
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The Birth of a Nation (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2014
Bitter Seeds

Bitter Seeds (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 10/04/2012
An exploration of how biotechnology is changing the way farming is done all over the world. Advocates believe the "New Green Revolution" is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world's growing population, Opponents to the movement raise environmental concerns and fear that GMOs drive small-scale farmers off the land. Here, we take a look at a village in India that uses genetically...
Dir: Micha X Peled
With: N/A
Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 09/08/2011
From 1967 to 1975, Swedish journalists documented the Black Power movement in America. Combining that 16mm footage, undiscovered until now, with contemporary audio interviews, we become familiar with the people and culture that brought the movement to life and aided in fueling change.
Bridegroom

Bridegroom (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 79 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
This is the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men whose loving and committed relationship was cut tragically short. It is the story of what happened after Tom's accidental death and of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized. After a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his...
Case Against 8

The Case Against 8 (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 06/05/2014
This documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the...
Dir: Ben Cotner
With: N/A
Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 03/27/2014
Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Cesar Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers.
Cesar's Last Fast

Cesar's Last Fast (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 04/17/2014
This documentary chronicles the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez's struggle for the humane treatment of America's farm workers, and the impact his legacy has on today's generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. It features powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez's 1988 "Fast for Life," a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop...
Dir: Richard R Perez
With: N/A
Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed

Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 09/23/2004
In 1972, when Shirley Chisholm, a brilliant black congresswoman from Brooklyn boldly bid for the presidency, women had barely made it out of the kitchen, and the Civil Rights Act was still new. But here was eloquent, composed, audacious Shirley Chisholm--not only the first black woman in Congress, but the first woman to run for the nation's highest office--demanding that the body politic actually...

DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 70 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
In 1955, the body of 14-year old Emmett Till from Chicago turns up in a Money, MS river. Two men are acquitted for the murder. Here, one man performs 36 different roles in telling of the Emmett Till tragedy.

Dreams Are Colder than Death (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Fifty years have passed since the fabled March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King presented his dream. Now, the hopes and utopian desires of that dream have faded, leaving behind stains of diminished expectations and ancient, undying terrors. Here we grapple with the question: What does it mean to be Black in America in the 21st century?
Dir: Arthur Jafa
With: N/A