With Media Education Foundation (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Occupation of the American Mind (2016 Video)

82 min | Documentary

8.7
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Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp | Stars: Phyllis Bennis, Max Blumenthal, Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein

Votes: 117

2. Mickey Mouse Monopoly (2002 Video)

52 min | Documentary

6.4
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Director: Miguel Picker | Stars: Monique Fordham, Henry Giroux, Alvin F. Poussaint, Justin Lewis

Votes: 71

3. Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity (1999 Video)

82 min | Documentary

7.3
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Tough Guise 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.

Director: Sut Jhally | Stars: Steve Austin, Marlon Brando, James Caan, Seth Green

Votes: 200

4. Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (2008)

66 min | Documentary

7.9
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Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and ... See full summary »

Directors: Adriana Barbaro, Jeremy Earp | Stars: Daniel Acuff, Enola Aird, Michael Brody, George W. Bush

Votes: 533

5. Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (2006)

PG-13 | 61 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.

Director: Byron Hurt | Stars: Carmen Ashurst-Watson, Yasiin Bey, Chuck D, William Jelani Cobb

Votes: 259

6. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006 Video)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged form the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeremy Earp, Sut Jhally | Stars: Bo Derek, Ana Obregón, Jack Shaheen

Votes: 513

7. War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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57 Metascore

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from ... See full summary »

Directors: Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp | Stars: Spiro Agnew, Christiane Amanpour, Peter Arnett, Wolf Blitzer

Votes: 1,052

8. No Logo (2003 Video)

42 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world's best-known brands find themselves at the end of spray paint cans and the targets of anti-corporate campaigns? ... See full summary »

Director: Sut Jhally | Star: Naomi Klein

Votes: 174

9. Pornland (2015)

35 min | Documentary, Short

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How the porn Industry has hijacked our sexuality. Pornography has moved from the margins of society into the very mainstream of American culture. From Internet pornography to MTV, pop ... See full summary »

Director: Gail Dines | Star: Gail Dines

10. Blood and Oil (2008 Video)

52 min | Documentary

7.7
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The notion that oil motivates America's military engagements in the Middle East is often disregarded as nonsense or mere conspiracy theory. In Blood and Oil, bestselling author and Nation ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Earp | Stars: Osama bin Laden, George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter

Votes: 47

11. More Than a Word (2017 Video)

70 min | Documentary

6.8
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More Than a Word offers a fascinating look inside the growing movement to change the name of the Washington R*dskins football team. Directed by brothers John and Kenn Little, who are ... See full summary »

Director: Kenn Little | Stars: Johnnie Jae, Frank Waln

Votes: 5

12. The Divide (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

6.7
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The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in modern day US and UK - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, we uncover how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.The film is inspired by "The Spirit Level" by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.

Director: Katharine Round | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Max Hastings, Robert Frank, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 164

13. Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (2011)

Documentary

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A portrait of Nicole Sherry, head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards - one of only two women in that position in Major League Baseball.

Director: Sarah Knight | Stars: Rick Dempsey, Heather Nabozny, Jim Palmer, Nicole Sherry

14. Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2004 Video)

80 min | Documentary

8.3
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57 Metascore

This video shows how the foreign policy interests of American political elites-working in combination with Israeli public relations stratgies-influence US news reporting about the Middle ... See full summary »

Directors: Sut Jhally, Bathsheba Ratzkoff | Stars: Seth Ackerman, Stav Adivi, Arik Ascherman, Hanan Ashrawi

Votes: 521

15. Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005 Video)

62 min | Documentary

7.6
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Based on the forthcoming book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representations from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms,... See full summary »

Director: Loretta Alper | Stars: Stanley Aranowitz, Edward Asner, Roseanne Barr, George W. Bush

Votes: 48

16. The Codes of Gender (2010)

46 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Sut Jhally

Votes: 56

17. Killing Us Softly 3 (1999)

34 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Jean Kilbourne's pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising. Her award-winning Killing us Softly films have influenced millions of ... See full summary »

Director: Sut Jhally | Star: Jean Kilbourne

Votes: 235

18. Dreamworlds II: Desire, Sex, Power in Music Video (1997)

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Director: Sut Jhally | Stars: Janet Jackson, Sut Jhally, Madonna, Prince

Votes: 57

19. The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men (2011 Video)

Documentary

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The film examines the ways in which media and popular culture trains American boys and men to adopt and celebrate sexist views toward women.

Director: Thomas Keith | Stars: Angel Acosta, Robert Jensen, Thomas Keith, Michael Kimmel

Votes: 24

20. The Billionaires' Tea Party (2011)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

7.4
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After Barack Obama swept to power promising a new era of hope and change, the emergence of a citizens protest movement called the Tea Party threatened to derail his agenda. Was this ... See full summary »

Director: Taki Oldham | Stars: David H. Koch, Tim Phillips, Kert Davies, Myron Ebell

Votes: 135

21. Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire (2004)

Unrated | 68 min | Documentary

8.0
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54 Metascore

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Directors: Jeremy Earp, Sut Jhally | Stars: Tariq Ali, Benjamin Barber, Medea Benjamin, Julian Bond

Votes: 368

22. Beauty Mark (2008)

50 min | Documentary

6.8
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Beauty Mark is for anyone who has ever felt invisible because they didn't conform to our culture's impossible, unhealthy, abnormal beauty standards. This courageous film examines popular ... See full summary »

Directors: Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal, Carla Precht | Stars: Paul Campos, Eve Ensler, Dawn Gallagher, Joan Israel

Votes: 15

23. The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film (2007)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

6.0
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They have more cardholders than VISA, more customers than Amazon, and more outlets than McDonald's. Meet America's librarians. "The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film" ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Seidl | Star: Ray Bradbury

Votes: 41

24. Freedom of Expression: Resistance & Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property (2007 Video)

60 min | Documentary

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In 1998, university professor Kembrew McLeod (Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa) trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression" - a startling comment on... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Smith | Stars: Patricia Aufderheide, David Bollier, James Boyle, Inga Chernyak

Votes: 9

25. The Empathy Gap: Masculinity and the Courage to Change (2015)

70 min | Documentary

6.5
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The Empathy Gap investigates the reasons why so many men have difficulties viewing women as authentic equals, explaining how men are trained by a variety of sources to sexually objectify ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Keith | Stars: Tayo Banjo, Gwendolyn Dolske, Derrick Jensen, Greg Kamansky

Votes: 6

26. Advertising and the End of the World (1998)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Sut Jhally

Votes: 38

27. War Zone (1998)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary

6.5
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Bertolt Brecht lives! Maggie Hadleigh-West walks crowded urban streets carrying a video camera and microphone, trailed by one or two women also with cameras. Whenever a man harasses her, ... See full summary »

Director: Maggie Hadleigh-West | Star: Maggie Hadleigh-West

Votes: 85

28. The Myth of the Liberal Media (1998)

60 min | Documentary

6.2
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Destroying the myth of the 'liberal media,' the documentary shows how corporate interests influence the news coverage of key events.

Director: Sut Jhally | Stars: Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky, Justin Lewis

Votes: 84

29. Further Off the Straight and Narrow (2006 Video)

61 min | Documentary

5.9
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Takes a close look at sitcoms, reality shows, and premium cable programming as it explores how representations of GLBT characters have become more complex and varied in recent years.

Director: Katherine E. Sender

Votes: 7

30. Boys to Men? (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary

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There is a "National crisis of boyhood." (NY Times) This mini-series - one hour long conversation with 32 teen boys coupled with three half hour stories of a year in the lives of three very different 15 year old boys - tells us why.

Director: Frederick Marx

31. Extra Innings (2016)

Documentary, Short

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A coda to "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend," follows Nicole at eight months pregnant as she prepares for maternity leave, ushers in a new generation of female grounds crew members and eventually returns to the field.

Director: Sarah Knight | Star: Nicole Sherry

32. Generation M: Misogyny in Media & Culture (2008 Video)

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Thomas Keith | Stars: Nancy Gruver, Byron Hurt, Tessa Jolls, Jackson Katz

Votes: 5

33. Angry White Men: American Masculinity in the Age of Trump (2018)

Documentary, Short

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Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Lucas Sabean

34. Representation and the Media (1997 Video)

55 min | Family

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Director: Sut Jhally | Stars: Stuart Hall, Sut Jhally

35. Race, the Floating Signifier (1997 Video)

62 min | Family

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Director: Sut Jhally | Stars: Stuart Hall, Sut Jhally

36. Capitalism Hits the Fan (2009)

57 min | Documentary

7.9
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Richard D Wolfe Economist on the 2008 Economic debacle

Director: Sut Jhally | Star: Richard Wolff

Votes: 18

37. Making of the Diamonds Soundtrack Dvd-extra (2016)

Documentary, Short

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The story behind the creation of the all female vocal soundtrack for "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend."

Director: Sarah Knight | Stars: Gaye Adegbalola, Lisa Biales, Jeff Freling, Erin McGrane

38. The Scenic Route (II) (2010)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller

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A young man finds a dead body in his trunk. Confused and paranoid, he tries to hide the evidence. In the process he encounters a series of unfortunate obstacles.

Director: Aaron Fradkin | Stars: Alexander Gerasimchuk, Michael O'Conner, Manny Torres, Maddy Harrington

39. Personally Speaking: A Long Conversation with Stuart Hall (2009 Video)

258 min | Family

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Director: Michael Dibb | Stars: Stuart Hall, Maya Jaggi

40. The Origins of Cultural Studies (2006 Video)

40 min | Short, Family

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Director: Sut Jhally | Star: Stuart Hall

41. Homeless Family Occupies Foreclosed Home (2011 Video)

Short

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Director: Sean Devlin | Star: Alfredo Carrasquillo


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