5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat's cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil.
In the news, California often grabs the headlines. In this state, the agriculture is suffering from a lack of water and farms are being abandoned at an alarming rate. But some people seem to have found a solution. In California and in many other dry regions around the world, land restoration is facilitating water infiltration to help increase the yields. In addition, even in dry areas, a lot of water can be potentially harvested and stored in tanks, ponds and swales. By using swale systems, gabions, biodiversity, mulching, pioneer trees, animals both wild and domestic, check dams, fruit forests, keyline plows, compost teas and many other methods, it is possible to turn the soil into a large sponge, and design new productive landscapes.
A multi-storied documentary film that explores a church that couples a firm belief in the near Second Coming of Christ with a remarkable focus on health, wholeness and well-being. Born out of the religious fervor of the mid-19th century (portrayed here in historic reenactments), Adventists today are living longer and seemingly healthier lives, and are the subject of numerous studies to understand why.
The story of how for more than a century, Seventh-day Adventists have brought healthcare to some of the world's most remote regions. Filmed in Haiti, China, the Amazon, Africa, Peru, and the Dominican Republic, the video is a collection of six stories that explores how people of faith are doing their part to change healthcare where it is needed most.
Ken Ham is joined by Dr. Georgia Purdom in discussing the groundbreaking events of the Uncensored Science debate. Examining the evidence given by Bill Nye and Ham, both hosts delve into who gave the better answer to the question: "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's scientific, modern era?"
The Blueprint is a collection of short features about students and teachers who form an extraordinary network of schools operated by Seventh-day Adventists. From the streets of the Bronx, New York, to a Native American reservation in Arizona -- from a riverboat team that a century ago dared to teach newly-freed slaves, to an outdoor classroom in the Rocky Mountains, each story shows how the "whole child" approach to education, teaching body, mind and spirit, is transforming lives.
Introduces students to the ancient city of Burgos, capital of Old Castile. After visiting the ruins of the Roman town of Clunia, we learn about the founding of Burgos. We see some of the most important historic sites including the cathedral and the Casa del Cordón. Students will learn about the Cid Campeador, Spain's most important hero. We then visit interesting historic sites near Burgos such as San Pedro de Arlanza and the town of Covarrubias. Nearby we marvel at the beautiful Romanesque monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos and then journey to Quintanilla de las Viñas to visit one of the oldest Visigothic churches in Spain. This is truly one of the most historic regions of Spain.
Chaplains is a documentary film that offers dramatic, personal portraits of the men and women who represent varying faith traditions, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, etc., and the wide array of professional environments where they serve. Chaplains are called upon to minister both to people of similar faith and those whose religious beliefs may be very different from their own.
Code Blue reveals lapses in the current state of medicine and provides a common sense solution by featuring the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, manage and reverse chronic diseases. The film presents the hurdles to the proposed shift: antiquated curricula in medical schools, confusion in the media, inadequate government policies, and the underlying influences of the pharmaceutical and food industries.
This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgments within, and it builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities.
Cracking the Codes supports institutions and communities to deepen and shift the framing of racial disparities. The current conversation is not only shallow, but actually harmful. We continue to primarily focus on individuals, when institutional and structural inequities are the bigger problem.
This film documents the work of the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the United States as the members travel across Maine, gathering testimony on the impact of the state's child welfare practices of removing children from Wabanaki families for placement in foster homes with white families.
Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese ("Deej") found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, society's obstacles to inclusion and often paralyzing beauty of his own senses. In this first-of-its kind collaboration between a veteran filmmaker and a nonspeaking autistic, Robert Rooy and DJ share editorial control as they navigate the challenges of representing autism. Deej is a story told from the inside. Also available with subtitles, and with subtitles and audio description.
Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese ("Deej") found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, society's obstacles to inclusion and often paralyzing beauty of his own senses. In this first-of-its kind collaboration between a veteran filmmaker and a nonspeaking autistic, Robert Rooy and DJ share editorial control as they navigate the challenges of representing autism. Deej is a story told from the inside. This is a shorter version for use in class. Also available with subtitles, and with subtitles and audio description.
Since 1999, sixteen children have been diagnosed with leukemia in the small town of Fallon, NV. This film probes the loaded question of a "cancer cluster" through the eyes of the sick children and their families.
The Food Cure follows six cancer patients who make an unusual choice: they decide to face their disease with radical plant-based diets. Unproven, untested and highly risky, these methods might be their last chance to live.
From the Revolution to the Civil War, from the World Wars to present day fighting in Afghanistan, this inspiring epic saga of African American military sacrifices, dramatically and for all time sets the record straight. Episode 1 covers from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War.
Episode 5 begins during the Vietnam War and covers the War on Terror from the 1983 attack on the Marine Barracks in Lebanon, through the Gulf War and on through 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
From the Revolution to the Civil War, from the World Wars to present day fighting in Afghanistan, this inspiring epic saga of African American military sacrifices, dramatically and for all time sets the record straight. This abridged version covers the entire story in 45 minutes.
Focusing specifically on the contributions of African Americans during the Civil War, this documentary covers such subjects as the introduction of African American troops into the Union Army, Emancipation, the Massachusetts 54th and Fort Wagner, Harriet Tubman, the Battle for Richmond, and the era of Reconstruction.
Dan Jason is an organic gardener on Salt Spring Island of the Canadian west coast and the head of the Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada, a network of gardeners from around the world working to preserve as much plant diversity as possible. This film explores Dan's garden and seed world and investigates, with several sustainable development specialists, such issues as genetic engineering, terminator seeds, and the pitfalls of industrial agriculture in North America. The film offers several easy solutions for citizens and governments in the United States and Canada, including supporting organic growers and starting your own organic garden.
As the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, South Africa heads in the opposite direction. Implementing a system of laws called apartheid, to racially segregate its people in every aspect of life. The black majority in South Africa, led by the African National Congress (ANC), mounts a non-violent campaign of defiance, attracting the attention of activists in England, Sweden, and the United States -- and sowing the seeds of an international movement. The world reacts with horror when protesters are gunned down in the town of Sharpeville and the entire ANC leadership is forced underground or imprisoned. Nelson Mandela is jailed for life and the movement in South Africa is effectively shut down as hundreds escape into exile.
ANC Deputy President Oliver Tambo escapes into exile and embarks on what will become a 30-year journey to engage the world in the struggle to bring democracy to South Africa. With resistance inside South Africa effectively crushed, the fate of the liberation struggle is now in Tambo's hands. He first finds allies in the newly independent countries of Africa. With their collective strength behind him, he approaches the U.N. for support, insisting that the apartheid government can be forced to the negotiating table if the Security Council will sanction and isolate the regime. But the Western powers refuse to act, forcing Tambo to search for other allies. He successfully petitions the Soviet Union for help in building a guerilla army, a decision that traps Tambo in the vise of the Cold War. It will affect his efforts to gain support from Western governments for years to come.
It is youth, both inside and outside South Africa, who next join the growing movement against apartheid. Buoyed by new support in Western countries, Oliver Tambo returns to the United Nations to try to convince the world body to sanction South Africa. His efforts gain new public support as the brutal suppression of a youth uprising in the South African township of Soweto and the murder of freedom fighter Steve Biko turn South Africa from a country into a cause -- a worldwide emblem of injustice. Young people all over the world are mobilized, especially in the Netherlands, ancestral home of the architects of apartheid -- the Afrikaners. A significant victory is won when the United Nations issues a mandatory arms embargo: the first in history. But South Africa's strongest trading partners in the West will still not sanction it economically. As Tambo heads to Zambia to minister to the ANC's growing guerilla army, a bloodbath seems inevitable.
Faced with governments reluctant to take meaningful action against the apartheid regime, athletes and activists around the world hit white South Africa where it hurts: on the playing field. International boycotts against apartheid sports teams help bring the human rights crisis in South Africa to the forefront of global attention and sever white South Africans' cultural ties to the West. Knowing that fellow blacks in South Africa were denied even the most basic human rights - let alone the right to participate in international sports competitions - African nations refuse to compete with all-white South African teams, boycotting the Olympics and creating a worldwide media spectacle that forces the International Olympic Committee to ban apartheid teams from future games. The sports campaign becomes the anti-apartheid movement's first victory and succeeds in culturally isolating the white minority in an arena of passionate importance.
Long one of South Africa's most important and powerful allies, the United States becomes a key battleground in the anti-apartheid movement as African-Americans lead the charge to change the government's policy toward the apartheid regime. A grassroots movement to get colleges, city councils, and states to divest their holdings in companies doing business in South Africa spreads across the entire nation pressuring the U.S. Congress to finally sanction South Africa. This stunning victory is won against the formidable opposition of President Ronald Reagan. African-Americans significantly alter U.S. foreign policy for the first time in history. European sanctions follow, and with them, the political isolation of the apartheid regime.
This is the story of the first-ever international grassroots campaign to successfully use economic pressure to help bring down a government. Recognizing the apartheid regime's dependence on its financial connections to the West, citizens all over the world, from employees of Polaroid to a General Motors director, from student account-holders in Barclay's Bank to consumers who boycott Shell gas, all refuse to let business with South Africa go on as usual. Boycotts and divestment campaigns bring the anti-apartheid movement into the lives and communities of people around the world, helping everyday people understand and challenge Western economic support for apartheid. Faced with attacks at home and growing chaos in South Africa, international companies pull out in a mass exodus, causing a financial crisis in the now-isolated South Africa and making it clear that the days of the apartheid regime are numbered.
After twenty-seven years in prison, Nelson Mandela is released, sparking a global celebration as he tours the world to thank all. After 30 years in exile, Oliver Tambo is finally able to return to South Africa. But the struggle has taken a heavy toll on him and he will die one year before his comrade, Nelson Mandela, is elected the first black president of a democratic South Africa.
In the span of 13 seconds the Ohio National Guard fired 63 shots that killed 4 students and wounded 9. This film chronicles the events leading up to May 4, 1970. Winner of the 2000 New & Documentary Emmy Award.
With the U.S. entry into World War II notions of what was proper work for women changed overnight. Thousands of posters and billboards appeared calling on women to "Do The Job He Left Behind." Rose the Riveter was born - the symbol of working women during World War II. When the war was over, Rosie wanted to stay. But neither the structure of the American economy nor the dominant view of women's place in society sustained such hope.
This film looks into the current maker movement in America - a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together fueled by passion and powered by the advence of new technologies. The "Maker Movement", sometimes called the "Third Industrial Revolution," subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. Breaking the hobbyist movement stereotype, "Maker" delves deep into this ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement - and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age. We have conducted extensive interviews of key figures behind headline-making projects, daily practitioners, and observers of the movement, in our effort to piece together what this ecosystem looks like, and present insights on how it can impact society, culture and the economy in the U.S., and the world.
Finding the strength to pack up her three kids and leave an abusive husband, Marie works her way through college and lands a job with the State of Tennessee. Hard work moves her up to the appointment as the first woman to head the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, but she soon learns that justice and politics don't always mix.
“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature length documentary film and MOVEMENT, focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive.
The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness.
The film chronicles Kevin’s personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life's work since. In addition, the film highlights the stories of individuals and families who are utilizing their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others.
Explore our common thinking habits to show how they easily lead to hidden assumptions, bias, and prejudice. Stereotyping starts with our almost instinctive need to group people into categories and to identify "us" and "them" groups Prejudice can develop even if it is not taught. We each have some hidden assumptions about some people types: age, gender, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, or lifestyle. Explore the mental processes we use to deal with other cultures and with other people who do not fit our category of "us."
What connections exist between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin color? Follow four individuals from different walks of life to see how their position in society, shaped by social policies and public priorities, affects their health.
African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?
Recent Mexican immigrants tend to be healthier than the average American. But those health advantages erode the longer they've been here. What causes health to worsen as immigrants become American? What can we all learn about improved well-being from new immigrant communities?
O'odham Indians, living on reservations in southern Arizona, have perhaps the highest rate of Type 2 diabetes in the world. Some researchers see this as the literal 'embodiment' of decades of poverty, oppression, and loss. A new approach suggests that communities may regain control over their health if they can regain control over their futures.
Increasingly, recent Southeast Asian immigrants, along with Latinos, are moving into long-neglected African American urban neighborhoods, and now their health is being eroded as a result. What policies and investment decisions create living environments that harm, or enhance, the health of residents? What actions can make a difference?
In the Marshall Islands, local populations have been displaced from their traditional way of life by the American military presence and globalization. Now they must contend with the worst of the 'developing' and industrialized worlds: infectious diseases such as tuberculosis due to crowded living conditions, and extreme poverty and chronic disease, stemming in part from the stress of dislocation and loss.
Residents of Western Michigan struggle against depression, domestic violence and higher rates of heart disease and diabetes after the largest refrigerator factory in the country shuts down. Ironically, the plant is owned by a company in Sweden, where mass layoffs, far from devastating lives, are relatively benign because of government policies that protect and retrain workers.
Set in the heart of America's Bible Belt, Welcome to Shelbyville focuses on a small Southern town as they grapple with rapid demographic change and issues of immigrant integration. The film captures the complexity of the African American, Latino, white, and Somali subjects as their lives intertwine against the backdrop of a crumbling economy and the election of a new president.
A film about homeless veterans in America, especially those who served in Vietnam and those returning from the current war in Iraq. The film reveals the challenges faced by returning combat veterans and the battle many must fight after they come home. Includes the story of Iraq War veteran Herold Noel who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and lives out of his car in Brooklyn. Exposes a failing system and our veterans' fight for survival after returning home from war.
In Michigan's snowy Upper Peninsula, job opportunities are few, and friends are usually for life. For Dominic Fredianelli and his high school buddies, joining the National Guard offered a $20,000 windfall and assistance with college tuition--all for only one weekend a month. Little did they know. This documentary follows three of these young men over four eventful years: through basic training and a 2009 deployment to an explosives unit in Afghanistan; to visits with their families while they are overseas; and the rocky return home, without commentary. Focusing on the reverberations of war in small, close-knit communities the film offers a commentary on class, as the real cost of distant political decisions are illuminated, as well as the shame of a country with little to offer its less fortunate young people than a ticket to a battlefield.
Available to Southern Adventist University users for classroom and limited online class usage only. Kelsey Carroll's goal is to graduate from high school. But there are plenty of reasons why she shouldn't. She attends a school that had one of the highest dropout rates in New Hampshire, and she has dealt with homelessness, abuse, self-mutilation and ADHD. During Kelsey's sophomore year, new school leadership implemented Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and a youth-directed planning process called RENEW to improve the school's culture and reduce the dropout rate. The film is the story of Kelsey's transformation from a defiant and disruptive "problem student" to a motivated and self-confident young woman. Along the way, critical figures in her life play important roles in an education revolution that's about empowering - not overpowering - students with emotional/behavioral disabilities. Includes bonus short films:
David Kinnaman introduces three types of "you lost me" stories. Nomads identify as Christians but are not active in the church or in their pursuit of Christ. Prodigals have left both the church and Christianity--they no longer identify as Christians. Exiles are passionate about faith in Christ but feel torn between church expectations and engagement with the wider culture.
David Kinnaman observers that the church sometimes minimizes transcendent or meaningful experiences that occur outside the church whether they happen in nature, at a museum or concert, or elsewhere. Where do we best experience God's presence?
David Kinnaman uses the image of a car to explain the way many young adults experience Christianity. Driving off the lot with all the confidence in the world, they soon find it doesn't hold up as promised--the bumpers fall off and the windshield turns out to be cellophane instead of glass. Like that car, Christianity doesn't seem equal to the challenges of the road. David suggests that the shallowness of young people's experience of church has to do partly with a lack of depth in the church and partly with a willingness on the part of young adults to remain shallow.
Some suggest that the relationship between church and science has historically been characterized by the scientific community's desire to ask questions and the church's desire to limit questions. Should Christians shift their understanding of God to align with scientific discoveries about our existence? Is it possible to trust both scientific knowledge and the wisdom of historic Christianity. David Kinnaman contends that the church must find a way to speak prophetically to our culture on these and other issues raised by the advance of science in our world today.
In this session, the case is made that there are two competing narrative about sex at work in the lives of Christian young adults. The traditionalist view wants to keep sex out of sight, and the individualist view wants to make sex the centerpiece of personal fulfillment. David Kinnaman suggests that neither view is the biblical ethic of sex, but that "we need to rediscover the relational narrative of sexuality." And that one way is by sharing honestly with one another about sexual issues.
David Kinnaman suggests that excluding those who are different hurts both those who are excluded and those who do the excluding. He says that this new, more diverse, generation of young people are characterized by a strong impulse to include others, and this can cause alienation from the church, which is sometimes less inclusive than they would like. This perception can do great harm to the church.
Does the church insist on leaving doubts at the door? Is the church not taking the younger generation and their questions seriously, instead relying upon cliches and slogans rather than serious discussion? David Kinnaman suggest that sometimes people struggling with doubt don't take the risk of asking their questions. Which puts faith more at risk: unexpressed doubts or unsatisfying answers to one's questions?
The young people interviewed for this series express their hopes for the future, whether for themselves or for the church. David Kinnaman suggests that Christians may have some apologizing to do to teens and young adults who have found the church to be overprotective, shallow, antiscience, repressive, exclusive, or doubtless. How will we seek to strengthen our community's response to these six areas of disconnection?