Captive Audience examines how the introduction of advertising into the classroom, along with the reliance on commercial interests to fund schools, is undermining the democratic mission of public education. The video includes close analysis of exclusive soda contracts, Channel One, and sponsored educational materials.
This compilation features stand-alone interviews with some of the most prominent scholars and activists on the subject of mainstream media's coverage of the "war on terrorism." The format is designed to allow educators to bring the voices of these cultural analysts directly into their classrooms. Featuring interviews with Noam Chomsky, Kevin Danaher, Robert Jensen, Naomi Klein, Manning Marable, and 18 others.
Playing Unfair provides an in-depth critique of the sexism and homophobia that pervade media representations of female athletes. Sports media scholars Mary Jo Kane, Pat Griffin, and Michael Messner examine the disparity between the success of female athletes and sports journalism's often trivialized and (hetero)sexualized coverage of them.
Speak Up! challenges the discrimination, harassment, and violence that result from homophobia - breaking the silence surrounding issues of sexual identity, and inspiring students to speak up against injustice and change the climate of their schools.
Illustrating her compelling analysis with contemporary advertising examples, Jean Kilbourne argues that the alcohol and tobacco industries' marketing strategies are driven by a clear and deep understanding of the psychology of anxiety and addiction. In the name of education and health, Deadly Persuasion casts a critical eye on two industries whose products kill more than 450,000 Americans each year.
Hijacking Catastrophe places the Bush Administration's original justifications for war in Iraq within the larger context of a two-decade struggle by neo-conservatives to dramatically increase military spending while projecting American power and influence globally by means of force. This update of the critically-acclaimed documentary features the theatrical version of the film, along with ten new post-election interviews with prominent political...