Television, Film and Video
And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon
[VHS 955] 1992 Bullfrog Films
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 50 min.
Using poetry, interviews, music, and clips from television shows, this film highlights the
effects of American television broadcasts on local cultures in the Caribbean. Looks at
Cuba's attempts to produce locally-oriented broadcasting, and the response to this from
the United States by introducing the anti-Castro station TV Marti.
Bell Hooks: Cultural Criticism and Transformation
[VHS 1314] 1997
Media Education Foundation1997
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 66 min.
Bell Hooks makes a compelling argument for the transformative power of cultural criticism
& critical thinking. Pt. 1. On cultural criticism--Pt. 2. Doing cultural criticism.
[DVD 153] 2004 Lions Gate Home Entertainment
4 3/4" DVD Color 1 videodisc, 86 min.
A chronicle which provides a rare window into the international
perception of the Iraq War, courtesy of Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most
popular news outlet. Roundly criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon
officials for reporting with a pro-Iraqi bias, and strongly condemned for
frequently airing civilian causalities as well as footage of American POWs, the
station has revealed (and continues to show the world) everything about the Iraq
War that the Bush administration did not want it to see.
Subjects - Mass Media ; Middle East
Frontline: Smoke In The Eye
[VHS 1174] 1996 WGBH/Frontline
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 57 min.
An investigation of the war between network news and the tobacco industry in the wake of
the $10 billion libel suit against ABC and the controversial decision by CBS not to allow
"60 Minutes" to air and explosive interview with a tobacco company
whistle-blower. As media companies increasingly come under the control of large
corporations, will their newsrooms continue to report on Corporate America?
Globalization and the Media
[DVD 297] 2001 Films
for the Humanities & Sciences
4 3/4" DVD Color 1 videodisc, 22 min.
As globalization of trade rapidly expands, the mainstream media is being accused
of inadequately reporting the issues. This program canvasses some of the dissent
by exploring conflicts of interest within the media and showing how technology,
such as the camcorder and the Internet, is challenging the monopoly of big news
broadcasters. Differences between mainstream and "indie" media are
highlighted in coverage of the economic summits and related protests in Genoa
Subjects -- Mass Media
Noam Chomsky. Part I & II
[VHS 1472] 1988
1/2" Video Color 1 cass., 60 min.
Bill Moyers interviews Chomsky concerning politics and government in the U.S. and how the
government controls the population through the media.
Popular Culture: Rage, Rights, And Responsibility
[VHS 1876] 2000 Films for
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 58 min.
involving antisocial and violent messages in mass media to a group of
panelists. Discusses who decides what popular culture is, the role of
Hollywood and other producers of mass media, and the tension between
artistic expression, freedom of speech, and social responsibility. Examines
the impact of TV, music, and movies on young people and American society in
Subjects - Mass Media
The Public Mind Image And Reality In America. The Truth About Lies
[VHS 1457] 1994 Films for the Humanities & Sciences
1/2" Video Color 1 cass., 58 min.
Examines how deception has influenced some major events of the recent past and how
self-deception shapes our personal lives and the public mind. Investigates reasons why
deception self-deception shapes our personal lives and the public mind. Investigates
reasons why deception is used and recounts historical events to illustrate the
consequences. Focuses on the Bay of Pigs, the war in Vietnam, Watergate, and the explosion
of the space shuttle Challenger. Host, Bill Moyers.
Violence, Media, And The Crisis In Masculinity
[DVD 559] 2002
Media Education Foundation
4 3/4" DVD Color 1
videodisc, 105 min.
Systematically examines the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and
the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of
the 21st century. In this innovative and wide-ranging analysis, Jackson Katz
argues that widespread violence in American society, including the tragic
school shootings in Littleton, Colorado, Jonesboro, Arkansas, and elsewhere,
needs to be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity. This
exciting new media literacy tool-- utilizing racially diverse subject matter
and examples-- will enlighten and provoke students (both males and females)
to evaluate their own participation in the culture of contemporary
Subjects Ė Menís Studies ; Mass Media