Sunday, December 18, 2016

'Profiled' from Women Make Movies now available on NJVID

Profiled from Women Make Movies is the latest title to be digitized by NJVID team this week. This video can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. More on this title:

  • Profiled -  Profiled knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latin youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism in the U.S. Some of the victims—Eric Garner, Michael Brown—are now familiar the world over. Others, like Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray, are remembered mostly by family and friends in their New York neighborhoods.

    This title can be licensed from Women Make Movies at orders@wmm.com

    Sunday, December 4, 2016

    'Kings Park' from Wildlight Productions now available on NJVID

    Kings Park from Wildlight Productions is the latest title to be digitized by NJVID team this week. This video can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. More on this title:

    • Kings Park -  On June 21, 1967, at the age of 17, Lucy Winer was committed to the female violent ward of Kings Park State Hospital following a series of failed suicide attempts. Over 30 years later, now a veteran documentary filmmaker, Lucy returns to Kings Park for the first time since her discharge. Her journey back sparks a decade-long effort to face her past and learn the story of the now abandoned institution that once held her captive. Her meetings with other former patients, their families, and the hospital staff reveal the painful legacy of our state hospital system and the crisis left by its demise.

      This title can be licensed from Wildlight Productions at wpi@wildlightproductions.com

      Sunday, November 27, 2016

      'Carry the Tune' from Fiddlestick Productions now available on NJVID

      Carry the tune from Fiddlestick Productions is the latest title to be digitized by NJVID team this week. This video can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. More on this title:

      • Carry The Tune -  Music educators and researchers estimate that 75% or more of high school music students will quit their musical studies after high school. Many are pulled into paths toward economic growth and are unaware of the many musical opportunities in college and beyond. Carry the Tune is a documentary that shares the stories of people who have discovered these opportunities and how music provides a vital sense of balance in their lives.

        This title can be licensed from Paul Trupkus at carrythetune@gmail.com

        Sunday, November 6, 2016

        'In The Monument' from Interfilm Productions now available on NJVID

        In The Monument from Interfilm Productions is the latest title to be digitized by NJVID team this week. This video can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. More on this title:

        • In The Monument -  In The Monument examines the evolution of Holocaust inspired monument building in the last 70 years. With the help of world famous artists, scholars, architects we get to explore how to make monuments last or is the timelessness just an illusion. Monuments, just like other pieces of public art, need to evolve and be ready for change. What makes one monument speak for centuries and others disappear without a trace?

          All titles can be licensed from Interfilm Productions at patty@interfilm.ca

          Sunday, October 23, 2016

          'Dervishes of Kurdistan' and other titles from Films Media Group now available on NJVID

          'Dervishes of Kurdistan' and other videos from Films Media Group are the latest titles digitized by NJVID team this week. The content includes topics such as China's economy, education, inerracial marriage and more. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The complete titles in this list are:
          • Dervishes of Kurdistan: Disappearing World -  The village of Baiveh, in Iran's rugged mountain frontier with Iraq, is home to a group of Kurds who belong to the Quadiri dervishes, a mystical cult of Islam. This program examines the role that religion plays in their daily lives - through ceremonies like the Zikr, in which the dervishes work themselves into an ecstatic trance, able then to endure electric shocks and pass skewers through their flesh without apparently hurting themselves.
          • Sherpas: Disappearing World - Sherpa Tenzing, the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, came from the Nepalese village of Thami. Sherpas have since become famous as mountaineer guides, but little is known of their daily village lives and the fierce individualism that characterizes them. This film looks at the contrasting lives of three brothers from Thami.
          • China or Bust! Chasing Success in the World’s Fastest-Growing Economy - There are fortunes to be made in China today—but fortune-seekers from overseas face immense challenges. This program offers three engaging business case studies,
            each following a Western entrepreneur who grapples with Chinese business practices and culture. Tony Caldera’s cushion business has been ruined by Chinese imports, but he hopes for a turnaround by building a factory here. Peter Williams is about to embark on the toughest challenge of his life: selling an energy-saving device to the Chinese. Finally, there’s Vance Miller, who gained notoriety for selling cheap Chinese kitchens in Britain. Now he’s in China, determined to overcome setbacks.
          • Interracial Marriage  - Two generations ago it was a recipe for social ostracism; a generation ago the tongues wagged; and now there are some once totally clannish ethnic groups with a 60% rate of intermarriage. This program examines how and why couples of different colors, religions, and ethnic roots are drawn to one another, how their differences affect their marriages, how they deal with their friends, and how their parents make peace with the children-in-law they wish were of their own race or background.
          • Best Kept Secret -  JFK High School, located in a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs. Janet Mino has taught her class of young men with autism for four years. When they all graduate, they will leave the security of the public school system forever. Best Kept Secret follows Ms. Mino and her students over the year and a half before graduation. The clock is ticking to find them a place in the adult world- a job or rare placement in a recreational center - so they do not end up where their predecessors have, sitting at home, institutionalized, or on the streets.

          All titles can be licensed from Films Media Group at cdedrick@infobaselearning.com

          Sunday, October 9, 2016

          'The Silver Screen Revolution' and other titles from Films Media Group now available on NJVID

          'The Silver Screen Revolution' and other videos from Films Media Group are the latest titles digitized by NJVID team this week. The content includes topics such as alcohol effects on health, workplace technologies and more. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The complete titles in this list are:
          • Hard Truths about Alcohol -  How do individual drinking habits affect health and well-
            being? Divided into two segments, this program first examines the growing trend of binge drinking in women and then provides insight into the physical benefits and risks of moderate drinking. Kathleen Parks and Kate Miller of the Research Institute on Addictions define binge drinking and explain its negative consequences. Then, experts such as Dr. Peter Shields of Georgetown University discuss the health risks, like breast cancer, and the health benefits to the cardiovascular system of moderate drinking. Contains scenes of social drinking.
          • The Silver Screen Revolution: American Cinema 1960–1980 - Rejecting Hollywood’s traditions, young American filmmakers in the 1960s forged a new cinema that held sway for two decades. This program revisits that period through detailed interviews with directors Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) and Lee Schatzberg (The Panic in Needle Park) and production designer Dean Tavoularis (The Godfather trilogy, Apocolypse Now). Scorcese talks at length about the upheaval of the Vietnam era and the challenges of getting Mean Streets made; Schatzberg, in conjunction with legendary producer Dominick Dunne, describes how studio management changes affected Panic; and Tavoularis shares recollections from his long collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola.
          • The Changing Workplace: Technology and Globalization -  This video focuses on how technology has changed work, and outlines basic concepts of how and where work can happen. Students are introduced to the principles of global business and the skills essential to stay employable in a global economy.
          • NOW with Bill Moyers: Karen Armstrong on Religious Fundamentalism -   "If you were God, would you do away with religion?" With that question, Bill Moyers launches into a discussion with Karen Armstrong, one of the world’s foremost commentators on religious affairs and author of Islam: A Short History. In this program, they seek to understand the psychosocial impact of religious fundamentalism, which frequently elevates God at the expense of personal freedom. Over the course of their dialogue, they also cover the concept of sacredness, the relationship between religion and psychology, and the profound connections among the three religions of the Book—all within the context of Ms. Armstrong’s own spiritual journey from disenchantment to peace.
          • NOW with Bill Moyers: John Esposito on the Struggles of Islam -  In this program, Bill Moyers and Georgetown University’s John Esposito - author of Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam and editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World - focus on Islam in Asia, where the vast majority of all Muslims live. The conflict within Islamic countries among religious fundamentalists, radical extremists, and the moderate mainstream is considered, along with American geopolitical concerns in the war on global terrorism. Human rights abuses in Indonesia and East Timor, the operation of al Qaeda, and a distinction between holy war and jihad are examined as well. "Can we fight terrorism without it becoming a worldwide clash of cultures?" asks Moyers.

          All titles can be licensed from Films Media Group at cdedrick@infobaselearning.com

          Sunday, October 2, 2016

          'Lost Generations' and other titles from Bullfrog Films now available on NJVID

          'Lost Generations' and other videos from Bullfrog Films are the latest titles digitized by NJVID team this week. The content includes topics such as children's health, religious freedom and more. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The complete titles in this list are:
          • Lost Generations - The Holdsworth Memorial Hospital in Mysore, India, has maintained records of the sizes of all the babies born in its maternity department since 1934, allowing health researchers unique access to a large cross section of the population now in middle age. Worryingly, the data shows that adults born with low birth weight are more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease in later life -- while another long-term study of 8-year-old children demonstrates clear links between fetal growth and retarded development later in life. Dr. Caroline Fall is an epidemiologist from Southampton University in the UK, who is in charge of coordinating global research into the long-term effects of low birth weight on health and development. 
          • An Act of Faith: The Phelophepa Health Train - Lillian Cingo has one great luxury in her life -- a mini whirlpool to soak her sore feet. It's a small self-indulgence for a woman who spends all day on her feet, from dawn to dusk. Lillian's job is, literally, to keep her hospital on track. She's the manager of the Phelophepa health train that spends nine months each year touring the poorest, most remote areas of South Africa. This Life program catches up with the train in the province of KwaZulu Natal, where there's just one doctor for every 4,000 people. With a full contingent of volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists and health educators on board, the "Good Clean Health Train" delivers quality health care to deprived rural communities.
          • In the Light of Reverence -  Across the USA, Native Americans are struggling to protect their sacred places. Religious freedom, so valued in America, is not guaranteed to those who practice land-based religion. Every year, more sacred sites - the land-based equivalent of the world's great cathedrals - are being destroyed. Strip mining and development cause much of the destruction. But rock climbers, tourists, and New Age religious practitioners are part of the problem, too. The biggest problem is ignorance. This title tells the story of three indigenous communities and the land they struggle to protect: the Lakota of the Great Plains, the Hopi of the Four Corners area, and the Wintu of northern California.
          • From Docklands to Dhaka -  Sam Everington is an MD in Bromley-by-Bow, one of the poorest districts of London. 40% of his patients are from Bangladesh. Sam passionately believes community health involves not just treating illness, but working with local people on jobs, housing, and education. But with far worse poverty back in Bangladesh, Sam has always wondered whether lessons learned in London will work across the globe. In this video Sam travels to Bangladesh for the first time to try and find out.
          • India Inhales -  Every day in India, another 55,000 children start smoking -- compared to the 3,000 children who take up the habit in the US, where numbers are falling. Tobacco is one of India's favorite pastimes: Indians spit it, chew it, smoke it, roll it everywhere, throughout the continent. And, inspired by advertising for Wills cigarettes which sponsors the Indian cricket team, children believe that smoking improves cricketing techniques. Hardly surprising, then, that with declining markets in the West, and 50% of India's population under the age of 25, the major tobacco companies are increasingly targeting India as their new growth market. This video explores the cynicism of the major global tobacco companies' campaigns in India, and the work of the activists who have pledged to try to stop them -- and halt the soaring increase in cancer cases in India that result from smoking.

          All titles can be licensed from Bullfrog Films at Elizabeth@bullfrogfilms.com

          Sunday, September 25, 2016

          'Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns' series from Films Media Group now available on NJVID

          Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns series from Films Media Group are the latest titles digitized by NJVID team this week. These videos can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. More on these series:

          • Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns - A study and celebration of America’s greatest original art form, Ken Burns’s ten-part documentary series opens at the dawn of the 20th century and crosses the decades with the exuberance and expressive power of jazz itself. Each episode sheds light on cultural and historical milestones as it introduces viewers to the unforgettable names and accomplishments of the music. From the cradle of New Orleans to the crucibles of Chicago and New York City… from the Harlem Renaissance to the Great Depression to World War II and beyond… Jazz paints an astonishing portrait of a nation and the sound that both captured and set free its spirit.

            All titles can be licensed from Films Media Group at cdedrick@infobaselearning.com

            Sunday, September 11, 2016

            'Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt' from Icarus Films now available on NJVID

            Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt from Icarus Films is the latest title digitized by NJVID team this week. This video can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. More on this title:
            • Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt (Icarus Films) - This title is the first film for an American audience about Gamal Abdel Nasser, one of the Arab world's most transformative leaders. In 1952, as a unknown young Egyptian colonel, Nasser led a coup that became a revolution. Over the next 18 years he challenged Western hegemony abroad, confronted Islamism at
              home, and faced deep divisions among the Arabs, emerging as a titanic figure,
              champion of Arab progress and African liberation. But what he could not offer was democracy; instead, he established the region's first and much emulated military authoritarian regime. A man of enormous charisma and ambition, Nasser became caught in the coils of his own power, dying at 52 with many dreams unrealized. The Arab Spring and its aftermath are his legacy. Fifteen years after completing her film Umm Kulthum, A Voice Like Egypt, director Michal Goldman returned to a very different Egypt to begin work on Nasser's Republic, filmed between 2011 and 2015. During this period of turmoil, Egyptians argued passionately about their history as a way to see what course to follow in the future. It is their voices-peasants and professors, secularists and Islamists-that drive this film.

            This and other Icarus films titles can be licensed from: Caitlin@icarusfilms.com

            Sunday, August 28, 2016

            'The Education of Shelby Knox' and other titles from Women Make Movies and Documentary Educational Resources now available on NJVID

            This week NJVID team has digitized and added new titles from the commercial video distributors - Women Make Movies and Documentary Educational Resources. The content includes topics such as sex-education and  Black Arts Movement. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The complete titles in this list are:

            • The Education of Shelby Knox (Women Make Movies) - Winner of the Sundance Best Cinematography Award and the SXSW Audience Award. Lubbock, Texas has an abstinence-only sex education policy in its schools and some of the highest teen pregnancy and STD infection rates in the nation. Shelby Knox is a devout Baptist teenager who has pledged abstinence until marriage. When her interest in politics
              leads her to get involved in a campaign for comprehensive sex education in her town's public schools, and then to a fight for a gay-straight alliance, she must make a choice: Stand by and let others be hurt, or go against her parents, her pastor, and her peers to do what she knows is right. The Education Of Shelby Knox is an exceptionally timely and intimate look at the cultural wars from the perspective of a young woman’s life. The support her conservative family provides is an example of how a healthy democracy could look given the time and will to listen.
            • N!ai, The Story of a !Kung Woman (Documentary Educational Resources) - This film provides a broad overview of Ju/'hoan life, both past and present, and an intimate portrait of N!ai, a Ju/'hoan woman who in 1978 was in her mid-thirties. N!ai tells her own story, and in so doing, the story of Ju/'hoan life over a thirty year period.
            • Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy (Documentary Educational Resources) -  Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, Poto Mitan gives the global economy a human face. Each woman's personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti. And while Poto Mitan offers in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women's subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance makes it clear that these are global struggles.


            The titles can be licensed from the following representatives - Women Make Movies: orders@wmm.com; Documentary Educational Resources: alijah@der.org

            Sunday, August 14, 2016

            'Teens in Between' from MHz Networks now available on NJVID

            This week NJVID team has digitized and added a new title from a new commercial video distributor - MHz Networks. This title can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. More on this title:

            • Teens in Between - This documentary follows five recent immigrant teenagers
              through a year in their lives at Annandale High School in Northern Virginia. The filmmakers hope the program will expose the struggles that young adults from other countries face when they arrive at an American high school, and challenge American students and teachers to become more aware and sensitive to these issues that may be very much a part of their school culture.
            The titles can be licensed from MHz Networks at lschwulst@mhznetworks.com

            Sunday, August 7, 2016

            'American Teacher' and other titles from Tugg Inc now available on NJVID

            This week NJVID team has digitized and added new titles from the commercial video distributor - Tugg Inc. The content includes topics such as public school system education, impact of large-scale factory farming on our planet and many more topics. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The complete titles in this list are:
            • American Teacher - As the debate over the state of America's public school system rages on, one thing everyone agrees on is the need for great teachers. Yet, while research proves that teachers are the most important school-based factor in a child's future success, America's teachers are so woefully underpaid that almost two thirds must divide their time between a second job in order to make a living. Chronicling the stories of five teachers in different areas of the country, American Teacher reveals the frustrating realities of today's educators, the difficulty of attracting talented new teachers, and why so many of our best teachers feel forced to leave the profession altogether.
            • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret - This film is a is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet.
            • A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story -  This film is a documentary following the inspiring journey of 26 year old, 58 pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Lizzie Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her "The World's Ugliest Woman." The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie’s physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million viewed TEDx talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying bill.
            • The Apple Pushers -  Narrated by Edward Norton, this film follows the inspiring stories of five immigrant pushcart vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into New York City's food deserts - neighborhoods where finding a ripe, red apple is a serious challenge and where obesity rates are skyrocketing. These micro-entrepreneurs, who hail from Ecuador, Russia, Mexico, and Bangladesh, are at the heart of a unique urban strategy, the Green Cart Initiative, which seeks to increase the availability of fresh produce in under-served communities, in an effort to combat the obesity epidemic found in so many of America's cities. 
            • Bridegroom -  On May 7th, 2011, a young man named Shane Bitney Crone tragically lost the love of his life, Tom, to an accident. Because they weren't married or prepared for the unexpected, Shane lost all legal claims to Tom after he died. Tom's family banned Shane from the funeral and he was unable to say goodbye. On May 7th, 2012 Shane posted a video on YouTube, entitled "It Could Happen to You." He created it to honor his partner and show the world what can happen when two people are legally barred from having equal rights and equal protections under the law to marry. Shane's partner was named Tom Bridegroom. The video went viral, passing two million views within seven days.
            • Deepsouth - This is a documentary about the rural American South, and the people who inhabit its most quiet corners. Beneath layers of history, poverty and now soaring HIV infections, four Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive.
            • Dislecksia: The Movie -  An engaging  documentary that weaves vintage classroom footage, celebrity interviews and the comedic touch of dyslexic director Harvey Hubbell V into an engrossingly entertaining film on a serious subject. In the first film to discuss dyslexia as a learning difference, not a learning disability, Hubbell rallies a team of celebrated neuroscientists, heroic educators, high profile celebrities and business leaders with dyslexia who are advocates of Harvey’s belief. The subjects of the film showcase the most up-to-date information and in doing so, a blueprint emerges on how best to manage this learning difference that up to 1.4 billion people cope with daily. 
            • Documented -  In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in person in over 20 years. 
            • Forget Us Not -  An in depth look at the persecution and subsequent death of the 5 million non- Jewish victims of the World War II Holocaust and the lives of those who survived. Through stories of survivors and historical footage, these lesser known voices are brought to life. From the Roma and Sinti people who were also targeted for complete annihilation to the thousands of Catholic Priests who were killed for speaking out, Forget Us Not strives to educate and give tribute to those who were killed for their religion, ethnicity, political views, sexual orientation and physical handicaps.
            • Lunch Hour -  Lunch Hour explores the National School Lunch Program, childhood obesity, and our addiction to unhealthy foods. It shows what schools, parents, authors, doctors, politicians, celebrities, and chefs are doing to problem solve this issue and help save the children of America. 
            • Paper Tigers -  Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families. 

            All titles can be licensed from Tugg Inc at juliew@tugginc.com

            Sunday, July 31, 2016

            'Acting Our Age' and other titles from Women Make Movies now available on NJVID

            This week NJVID team has digitized and added new titles from the commercial video distributor - Women Make Movies. The content includes topics such as aging in women, a spotlight on Oscar nominated actress Beah Richards and many more topics. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The complete titles in this list are:

            • Acting Our Age: A film About Women Growing Old - An invigorating antidote for American culture's one-dimensional image of older women, this classic film offers empowering insights about women and aging for every generation. Personal portraits of six ordinary women in their 60's and 70's who share their lives. In candid interviews that tackle a range of thought-provoking topics, including self-image, sexuality, financial concerns, dying, and changing family relationships, members of the group display both a vibrant strength of spirit and inspiring zest for life. 
            • Beah: A Black Woman Speaks - This film, the directorial debut of actress LisaGay Hamilton, celebrates the life of legendary African American actress, poet and political activist Beah Richards, best known for her Oscar nominated role in Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. While Richards’ struggled to overcome racial stereotypes throughout her long career onstage and onscreen in Hollywood and New York, she also had an influential role in the fight for Civil Rights, working alongside the likes of Paul Robeson, W.E.B. DuBois and Louise Patterson. 
            • Out in South Africa -  In 1994, Barbara Hammer was invited to South Africa to present a retrospective of her 77 films and videos at Out in South Africa, the first gay and lesbian film festival on the African continent. While in South Africa she taught several groups of people how to use video, and to record each other in interviews about life as a lesbian or gay man living in the townships.
            • Dream Girls -  This fascinating documentary, produced for the BBC, opens a door into the spectacular world of the Takarazuka Revue, a highly successful musical theater company in Japan. Each year, thousands of girls apply to enter the male-run Takarazuka Music School. The few who are accepted endure years of a highly disciplined and reclusive existence before they can join the Revue, choosing male or female roles. Dream Girls offers a compelling insight into gender and sexual identity and the contradictions experienced by Japanese women today.
            • Performing the Border -  A video essay set in the Mexican-U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations assemble electronic and digital equipment just across from El Paso, Texas. This imaginative, experimental work investigates the growing feminization of the global economy and its impact on Mexican women living and working in the area. 

            The titles can be licensed from Women Make Movies at aaquilino@wmm.com

            Sunday, July 17, 2016

            'Dirt & Deeds in Mississippi' and other titles from California Newsreel and Dance Films Association now available on NJVID

            This week NJVID team has digitized and added new titles from the commercial video distributors - California Newsreel and Dance Films Association. The content includes topics such as racial equality and the right to vote. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The complete titles in this list are:

            • Dirt & Deeds in Mississippi (California Newsreel) - This film uncovers the largely unknown and pivotal role played by Black landowning families in the deep South who controlled over a million acres in the 1960s. They were prepared to put their land and
              their lives on the line in the fight for racial equality and the right to vote in America’s most segregated and violently racist state.In the face of escalating terror, Black landowners and independent farmers provided safe havens, collateral for jail bonds, armed protection and locations for Freedom Schools. They were often the first to attempt to register to vote and run for public office.
            • Nat Turner : A Troublesome Property (California Newsreel) - Nat Turner's slave rebellion is a watershed event in America's long and troubled history of slavery and racial conflict. Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property tells the story of that violent confrontation and of the ways that story has been continuously re-told during the years since 1831. It is a film about a critical moment in American history and of the multiple ways in which that moment has since been remembered. Nat Turner was a "troublesome property" for his master and he has remained a "troublesome property" for the historians, novelists, dramatists, artists and many others who have struggled to understand him. 
            • BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez (California Newsreel) -  This film offers unprecedented access to the life, work and mesmerizing performances of renowned poet and activist Sonia Sanchez who describes herself as "a woman with razor blades between my teeth." A leading figure in the Black Arts Movement and inspiration to today's hip hop spoken word artists, Sanchez for over 60 years has helped to redefine American culture and politics as an activist in the Black, women's and peace movements.
            • Dance on Camera 2015 (Dance Films Association) - Inaugurated In 1971 And Co-Presented Annually With The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Since 1996, Dance On Camera Festival Remains The Longest-Running Dance Film Festival In The World, Providing A Platform For Choreographic Storytelling And Creative Expression, And Intimate Access To Innovative Media Artists And Their Cinematic Works. The complete titles in this series can be viewed here


            The titles can be licensed from the following representatives - California Newsreel: contact@newsreel.org; Dance Films Association: galen@dancefilms.org

            Sunday, July 3, 2016

            'Half The Sky' and other titles from Ro*co Films and The Video Project now available on NJVID

            This week NJVID team has digitized and added new titles from the commercial video distributors - Ro*co Films and The Video Project. The content includes topics such as empowerment of  women and girls around the world and more. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The complete titles in this list are:

            • Half The Sky (Ro*co Films) - Actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof meet individuals who are doing work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of challenge, transformation and hope.
            • The Hunting Ground (Ro*co Films) - The Hunting Ground takes audiences straight to the heart of a shocking epidemic of violence and institutional cover - ups sweeping college campuses across America. The team behind the Oscar - nominated The Invisible War presents a scorching expose of the startling prevalence of sexual assault at US institutions of higher learning.
            • Living for 32 (The Video Project) - On a snowy April day at Virginia Tech in 2007, 32 students and faculty were shot and killed by a lone gunman, 17 others were wounded, and six more were injured jumping out of windows. Through the personal story of survivor Colin Goddard, Living for 32 tells the tragic tale of one of the worst gun massacres in recent American history, along with Goddard’s inspirational journey of renewal and hope. The then-21-year-old was shot four times and told he might never walk again. He lives today with three bullets still lodged in his body and a titanium rod in his left leg.Goddard revisits his former classroom for the first time in the film, and emotionally recounts the terror of that day. After recovering from his wounds and completing physical therapy, he made it his life’s mission to help ensure that a tragedy like the Virginia Tech massacre would never happen again.
            • Schools that Change Communities (The Video Project) -  Schools that Change Communities profiles a diverse group of public schools that are successfully creating higher achieving students in a different way -- by turning the communities where they live into their classrooms.The film re-imagines what education can be, visiting K-12 public schools in five states across America that are engaging students in learning by solving real-world problems in a variety of communities, from economically and environmentally challenged rural areas to poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods.
            The titles can be licensed from the following representatives - Ro*co Films: dana@rocofilms.com; The Video Project: rachel@videoproject.com

            Sunday, June 19, 2016

            'The True Cost' and other titles from Bullfrog Films, Tugg Educational and Icarus Films now available on NJVID

            This week NJVID team has digitized and added new titles from the commercial video distributors - Bullfrog Films, Tugg Educational and Icarus Films. The content includes topics such as price of clothing price of clothing which has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs keep increasing. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The complete titles in this list are:

            • The True Cost (Bullfrog Films)- This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
            • Wrenched (Bullfrog Films)- Wrenched reveals how Edward Abbey's anarchistic spirit
              and riotous novels influenced and helped guide the nascent environmental movement of the 1970s and '80s. Through interviews, archival footage and re-enactments, the film captures the outrage of Abbey's friends who were the original eco-warriors. In defense of wilderness, these early activists pioneered "monkeywrenching" - a radical blueprint for "wrenching the system." Exemplified by EarthFirst! in the early '80s, direct action and civil disobedience grew in popularity.
            • Salam Neighbor (Tugg Educational)- Seven miles from war, 85,000 Syrians struggle to restart their lives inside Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. For the first time in history, two filmmakers fully embed themselves in the camp, providing an intimate look at the world’s most dire humanitarian crisis. 
            • Saving Mes Aynak (Icarus Films)- Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Only 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated, though, and some believe future discoveries at the site have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and the history of Buddhism itself. Qadir Temori and his fellow Afghan archaeologists face what seems an impossible battle against the Chinese, the Taliban and local politics to save their cultural heritage from likely erasure.
            The titles can be licensed from the following representatives - Bullfrog Films: elizabeth@bullfrogfilms.com; Tugg Educational: juliew@tugginc.com; Icarus Films: Sara@icarusfilms.com

            Thursday, June 9, 2016

            'Nefertiti’s Daughters' and other titles from Icarus Films now available on NJVID

            This week NJVID team has digitized and added new titles from the commercial video distributor - Icarus Films. The content includes topics such as role of women and art in Egypt's political uprising, the story of Nobel prize winner - Gabriel García Márquez and more. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The titles in this list are:


            • Nefertiti’s Daughters - A story of women, art and revolution, this vibrant film documents the critical role that revolutionary street art played - and is continuing to play - in the political uprising of Egypt. Introducing a cadre of courageous and gifted female artists who are deeply involved in the struggle for social and political justice, Nefertiti’s Daughters illustrates the surprising ways that artwork, instead of being relegated to dusty museums and academia, can instead become a powerful tool in the ongoing fight for civil and human rights.
            • Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez - How did a boy from a tiny town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions? How did he change our perception of reality with his work? The answers lie in the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez, the 1982 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature. A law-school dropout and political journalist who grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez became the writer of globally celebrated, critically-acclaimed books including Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude. Known as "Gabo" to all of Latin America, Gabriel García Márquez's sensual, "magical" sensibility leds him to the forefront of the political struggles of the 1970s and 1980s - including a pivotal and previously unknown role in negotiations between Cuban leader Fidel Castro and American President Bill Clinton - and into the hearts of readers across the world.
            • Gringo Trails - Are tourists destroying the planet - or saving it? How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed? From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand, and from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, Gringo Trails traces stories over the course of thirty years to show the dramatic long-term impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment.
            • Man for a Day - Performance artist and gender activist Diane Torr has appeared on stages around the world as a drag king, performing male characters and raising issues of gender and performativity. Now she holds workshops for other women in which they develop their own male characters and live as men for a day in an attempt to better understand the dynamics of gender in contemporary society. This film brings us inside Torr's workshop in Berlin. The artist guides a group of open-minded women from diverse backgrounds - an Angolan single mother, an Israeli lesbian, a young German beauty queen, among others - through the theoretical underpinnings of her work, and helps them develop male characters of their own.
             All titles can be licensed from Icarus Films at sara@icarusfilms.com

            Monday, June 6, 2016

            'Just Eat It' and other titles from Bullfrog Films now available on NJVID

            NJVID members now have access to license new titles from Bullfrog Films that were added this week. See how filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food wastage from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge in Just Eat It. Details on this and other titles provided below. All titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access from Bullfrog Films.

            • Just Eat It - We all love food -  As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly
              50% of it in the trash. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people are food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant's addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the "thrill of the find" has unexpected consequences. This film is available in two versions - A 50 minute classroom version as well as the 73-minute theatrical version.
            • What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy - A bracingly rigorous examination of inherited guilt and pain, this film explores the relationship between two men, each of whom are the children of very high-ranking Nazi officials but possess starkly contrasting attitudes toward their fathers.The film was written and is hosted by eminent human rights lawyer Philippe Sands, who became fascinated by its central figures, Niklas Frank and Horst von Wächter, while researching the Nuremberg trials.
            • The Secret Life of Your Clothes - In this revealing film, charismatic paralympian Ade Adepitan tells the fascinating story of the afterlife of our clothes. He follows the trail to Ghana, the biggest importer of our castoffs where thousands of tons of our old clothes arrive every week. Ade meets the people who make a living from our old clothes, from wholesalers and markets traders to the importers raking in more than the average yearly wage in a single day!
            All titles can be licensed from Bullfrog Films at elizabeth@bullfrogfilms.com 

            Sunday, May 22, 2016

            'Of Kites and Borders' and other titles from Third World Newsreel now available on NJVID

            This week NJVID team has digitized and added new titles from the commercial video distributor Third World Newsreel. The videos cover a variety of topics and includes the title Of Kites and Borders, winner of the Best Documentary Award at the San Diego Film Festival and the Havana Film Festival in New York. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The titles in this list are:
            • Of Kites and Borders - This film tells the story of the daily struggle to be a child living on the US-Mexico border through the eyes of four working children in the city of Tijuana. Edie is a teen who smuggles immigrants into the United States while promising himself that he will never get worn-out working in the maquilas (assembly plants). Carmela is a nine-year old who knows more about work in the city's dumps than about fairy tales, yet every day at sunset she dreams of a better life while watching the kites that fly over her slum. Lastly, brothers Adrián and Fernando don masks to conceal their youth and perform wrestling matches at busy intersections in order to support their family - all the while dreaming of traveling the world as famous Mexican luchadores.
            • All the Ladies Say - Veteran b-girl Ana "Rokafella" Garcia's first documentary film All the Ladies Say features the work of female breakdancers in the United States, including Aiko, Baby Love, Beta, Lady Champ, Severe and Vendetta. This film raises awareness of the female presence in Hip-hop and promotes the growth of this dance community in the United States and internationally.
            • Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience in Japan - Hafu is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan. The film follows the lives of five “hafus”–the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese–as they explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself as the mono-ethnic nation. 
            • Anomaly: A Documentary Film about Multiracial Identity - Anomaly is an award-winning documentary film that provides a thought-provoking look at multiracial identity by combining personal narratives with the larger drama of mixed race in American culture. The characters use spoken word and music to tell their stories of navigating identity, family and community in a changing world.
            • Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution - The invasion of Grenada by US forces in 1983 echoed around the world and put an end to a unique experiment in Caribbean politics. What were the circumstances that led to this extraordinary chain of events? Forward Ever explores the achievements and shortcomings of the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada as it attempted to forge a new revolutionary society. 

             All titles can be licensed from TWN films at twn@twn.org

            Wednesday, May 18, 2016

            'Babushkas of Chernobyl' and other titles from Video Project and AFD/Typecast Films on NJVID

            NJVID team has digitized and added new titles from two commercial video distributors - The Video Project and AFD/Typecast Films. The content covers two diverse topics regarding women in Chernobyl, Ukraine and California, United States. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The titles in this list are:
            • The Babushkas of Chernobyl - In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4, a defiant community of women scratches out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth. They share this hauntingly beautiful but lethal landscape with an assortment of interlopers - scientists, soldiers, and even ‘stalkers’ - young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic video game-inspired fantasies. Why the film’s central characters, Hanna Zavorotyna, Maria Shovkuta, and Valentyna Ivanivna, chose to return after the disaster, defying the authorities and endangering their health, is a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one’s destiny and the subjective nature of risk. This film is also available as a shorter 52 minute version that is available here - Babushkas of Chernobyl (52 minute version)
                     This title can be licensed from Video Project at support@videoproject.com

            • Just a Piece of Cloth - This documentary unravels stereotypes perpetuated by the mainstream media about Muslim women. The video features four San Francisco Bay Area Muslim women from diverse backgrounds as they talk about what hijab, the traditional Muslim headscarf, means to them and how it affects their daily lives. With humor, seriousness, and candor they speak from personal experience about this often controversial garment. 
                     The title can be licensed from AFD/Typecast films at institutions@typecastfilms.com

            Monday, May 16, 2016

            'Playing With Fire' and other new titles from Women Make Movies now available on NJVID

            NJVID team has digitized and added new titles from the commercial video distributor Women Make Movies. The content covers a variety of topics related to womens rights, social justice, eco-feminism and includes a Sundance award winning documentary. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The titles in this list are:
            • Playing With Fire - Women Actors of Afghanistan - In Afghanistan, women deciding to be actors make a dangerous choice. Playing With Fire introduces us to six courageous Afghan women who share their passions for acting, dreams, and difficult realities. 
            • India's Daughter - India's Daughter is the powerful story of the 2012, brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus of a 23 year old medical student, who later died from her injuries. In 2012, it made international headlines and ignited protests by women in India and around the world.
            • Dreamcatcher - “You got any dreams you wanna catch?” Sundance award winner Dreamcatcher takes us into a hidden world of prostitution and sexual trafficking through the eyes of one of its survivors, Brenda Myers-Powell. A former teenage prostitute with a drug habit, Brenda defied the odds to become a powerful advocate for change in her community, and works to help women and young girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation. 
            • Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution - A parallel, lesbian-feminist revolution was born out of the women’s and civil rights movements of the 60’s and 70’s. Filmmaker Myriam Fougère’s takes us on a road trip through the United States and Canada as she revisits the activists of the time who sparked this revolution to define their own culture. 
            • Feed the Green: Feminist Voices for the Earth - A film that challenges the cultural imagination surrounding the destruction of the environment and its impact on femicide and genocide. Feed the Green features a variety of feminist thinkers, including ecological and social justice advocates. 
            • Nada's Revolution - A coming of age story in the wake of the Arab Spring, Nada's Revolution is an intimate portrait of a young, post-revolution Egyptian woman fighting for her freedom and independence in a society caught between old traditions and modernization. Amidst the political turmoil that has paralyzed Egypt for almost three years, we follow Nada’s struggle to establish herself as an independent woman and theater professional as she sets out to make her old dream come true: to work with children’s theater.
            • The Room of Bones (El Cuarto de los Huesos) - This film follows the passage of four mothers in the Institute for Legal Medicine as they search for their children’s remains in the midst of three decades of social violence in El Salvador.
            NJVID subscribers can contact orders@wmm.com to license any of the above titles for your members.


            Tuesday, May 10, 2016

            Films Media Group now offers attractive licensing discounts to all NJVID subscribers

            All NJVID subscribers can now avail of attractive discounts for titles licensed from one of the largest educational media distributors - Films Media Group.
            NJVID will digitize content that subscribers have licensed from FMG and make them available to your faculty, staff and students. The videos are closed captioned captioned and come with a host of rich features such as publisher clips, MARC records, annotations, playlists, reporting, license management tools and much more. All videos can be easily integrated with Learning Management Systems for seamless access to course members.
            Simply quote NJVID during your purchase or reach out to our FMG representative Chris Dedrick (cdedrick@infobaselearning.com) to get the following discounts:

            • 25% off DVD purchases
            • 50% off DVD+streaming purchases
            • Additional 30% off bulk orders from 10-20 titles 
            • Additional 35% of bulk orders from 20+ titles

            About Films Media Group

            Films Media Group has been dedicated to providing high-quality educational media for over 50 years. Thier exclusive, award winning titles come from more than 850 producers worldwide. FMG provides students, librarians, and educators with authoritative, reliable resources supporting the curriculum across a wide variety of subject areas from history, science, and literature to careers, health, and social issues.

            See the complete offerings from Films Media Group at: http://films.com/

            Monday, May 9, 2016

            NJVID now has videos from Tugg Educational available for licensed NJVID subscribers


            Tugg Educational is our newest commercial video distributor offering content on NJVID. Higher Education institutions who subscribe to our service can now license content from Tugg and have it available in their media repository as well as use in their learning management systems.


            About Tugg Educational:

            Tugg Educational believes film has the ability to empower educators and enlighten students unlike any other medium. Tugg launched in 2012 as a crowdsourcing platform that enabled individuals to create film screenings at their local cinema. After thousands of theatrical events, Tugg Educational was created to serve the needs of the Educational and Non-Theatrical communities. Films from Tugg’s library of award-winning narratives and documentaries are being used in classrooms all over the world to further spark the love of learning.

            For more information on the various offerings by Tugg Educational please visit https://www.tugg.com/

            Tuesday, April 26, 2016

            Meet NJVID at the 2016 NJEDge.Net Academic Technology Vendor Fair


            NJVID will be featured at the NJEDge.Net Academic Technology Vendor Fair on Thursday, May 5th between 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event is being held at Mercer County Community College, New Jersey. 

             NJEDge.Net Academic Technology Vendor Fair

            Visit the NJVID booth to learn more about how the service can help your institution in media streaming, archiving and publishing needs. Visitors can also experience a preview our newest feature - closed captioning integration with Cielo24 to uploaded media content. Some of NJVID's features for higher-ed institutions:

            • A cloud based offering that lets faculty, staff and students upload, archive and stream video, audio, image and documents.
            • License commercial videos and mainstream Hollywood cinema and access them through the platform
            • Complete integration with Learning Management systems available
            • Host of other features such as 508 compliant player, embed codes, playlists and clip creation capability and more.


            Come talk to us and learn how NJVID can help your institution get started with streaming digital content on campus.

            Sunday, April 17, 2016

            NJVID has a new vendor - Action! Library Media Service

            The following video was added to the NJVID Commercial Video Collection this week:

            Action! Library Media Service:
            ·        Menstrual Man