Diversity Resources in the Stetson Library:
DVDs and Videos
American Holocaust: When It's All Over I'll Still Be Indian,
E93 .A44 2005, DVD.
"This powerful, hard-hitting documentary reveals the link
between Adolf Hitler's treatment of German Jews and the U.S.
government's treatment of American Indians, depicts disturbing
parallels between these two Holocausts and explores the historical,
social and religious roots of America's own 'ethnic cleansing.'
The film also examines, through the words and experiences of
contemporary Indian people, the long term lasting effects of this
ongoing destructive process and the possible ramifications for
the future of American Indians people in the 21st century."
Being Gay: Coming Out in the 21st Century,
HQ76.25 .B45 2004, DVD.
"This program presents the accounts and stories of people
who have recently taken the step of coming out. Interviewees and
experts discuss the benefits of this important transition by
examining the six stages of coming to terms with one's sexual
Beyond Black and White: Affirmative Action in America,
HF5549.5 .A34 B57 2003, DVD.
"All sides of the affirmative action issue have targeted the
same goal: ending racism of all types. But do opportunities for some
have to come at the expense of others? In this Fred Friendly
seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree,
a what-if scenario revolves around a university's efforts to
enroll a diverse student body of qualified candidates...."
Eyes on the Prize, E185.61 .E94 2006, DVD.
"[DVD] release of television programs originally produced 1986
(v. 1-3) and 1990 (v. 4-7). Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's
civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new
America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human
alienation of urban poverty."
Fabulous!: The Story of Queer Cinema,
PN1995.9 .H55 F33 2005, DVD.
An overview of the recent history of gay and lesbian cinema,
from Kenneth Anger's pioneering Fireworks (1947) to Ang Lee's
Brokeback mountain (2005). Where documentaries about earlier times
looked at the closeted world, 'Fabulous!' celebrates films featuring
gay characters and those made by out directors on homosexual themes."
In God's Name, BL85 .I5 2008, DVD.
"Spiritual leaders from different religions offer perspectives on
intolerance, war, terrorism, peace, and how to find faith."
Killing Us Softly 4, HF 5822 .K363 2010, DVD.
"In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing us softly series, the first
in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted
and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television
advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages
that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing us softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically
about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence."
Milk, Feature Film 1384, DVD.
"His life changed history. His courage changed lives. Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New
Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, became a Gay Rights activist and city politician.
On his third attempt, he was elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977.
His election makes him the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the
United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, were shot
to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blamed his former colleagues for denying
White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the inspiring true story
of Harvey Milk."
Race and Sex: What We Think (But Can't Say),
BF323 .S63 R33 2006, DVD.
"Typecast, label, pigeonhole, it doesn't matter what word is used,
they all mean the same thing -- to stereotype. As John Stossel
reports, many people say it's natural to stereotype, and psychologists
say we still categorize by things like age and race and gender
because our brains are wired to do it automatically."
Shades of Youth: Youth Speak on Racism, Power & Privilege,
HT1521 .S4 2008, DVD.
"Shades of Youth was filmed at The White Privilege Conference
Youth Institute where 100 high school students gathered from
across the United states to seriously engage in issues of race,
power, identity, oppression and social change. This film and
accompanying curriculum, offer multiple views and experiences
around race and privilege, giving youth and adults entry points
to discuss and better understand how institutional racism affects
all our lives."
Speak Up!: Improving the Lives of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual,
Transgendered Youth , LC192.6 .S63 2001, VHS.
"Explores what these students have done to transform their schools
into safer and more welcoming environments. Interviews with students,
parents, teachers, administrators and national activists highlight
not only the need for transformation, but offer resources and
advice for those actively working for change."
Them and Us: Prejudice and Self-Understanding, BF575 .P9 T44 2007, 2007, DVD.
"Them and Us explores common thinking habits to show how they can easily lead to hidden assumptions, bias, and prejudice. Stereotyping and prejudice are not limited to the ignorant or closed-minded. Its beginnings lie in the almost automatic need to group people into categories and to identify clear 'us' and 'them' groups."