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Subject: Urban Studies, Community Organizing & The Environment

A Day's Work, A Day's Pay

A Day's Work, A Day's Pay

by Jonathan Skurnik and Kathy Leichter

Three welfare recipients transform their lives through their fight against workfare

A Hard Straight

A Hard Straight

by Goro Toshima

Walking out of the prison gates is just the beginning

A Village Called Versailles

A Village Called Versailles

by S. Leo Chiang

One community's political awakening in the aftermath of tragedy.

At Home In Utopia

At Home In Utopia

by Michal Goldman and Ellen Brodsky - Co-producer

Cooperative living in complicated times.

Beauty in the Bricks

Beauty in the Bricks

by Cynthia Mondell

Black teenage girls growing up in a housing project.

Bonecrusher

Bonecrusher

by Michael Fountain

An intimate journey inside the lives and work of coal miners.

Brooklyn Matters

Brooklyn Matters

by Isabel Hill

Urban neighborhoods on the brink of change - Who makes the decisions?

The Collector of Bedford Street

The Collector of Bedford Street

by Alice Elliott

An Academy Award nominated short film about a neighbor with disabilities and a community with a plan.

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Deadly Deception - General Electric, Nuclear Weapons, and Our Environment

Deadly Deception - General Electric, Nuclear Weapons, and Our Environment

by Debra Chasnoff

Grassroots activists successfully expose a corporate giant's environmental record

Deep Down

Deep Down

by Sally Rubin & Jen Gilomen

A story from the heart of coal country

Downside UP

Downside UP

by Nancy Kelly

How art can change the spirit of a place

El Corrido de Cecilia Rios

El Corrido de Cecilia Rios

by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Latino youth cope with violence, grief and healing

The Elevator Operator

The Elevator Operator

by Jonathan Skurnik

An immigrant caught between his past and the American Dream

Every Mother's Son

Every Mother's Son

by Kelly Anderson & Tami Gold

Three women lose sons to police brutality and unite to fight for change

Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes

by Rick Goldsmith and Abby Ginzberg

Youth, race and national service: AmeriCorps behind-the-headlines

Fallon, NV: Deadly Oasis

Fallon, NV: Deadly Oasis

by Amie Williams

A town tries desperately to find out what is making their children sick

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The Flashettes

The Flashettes

by Bonnie Friedman and co-produced by Emily Leon

Inner city girls gain self-esteem from a track club

Gaining Ground: Building Community on Dudley Street

Gaining Ground: Building Community on Dudley Street

by Mark Lipman and Leah Mahan

An inside view of community organizing at its best.

Girl Trouble

Girl Trouble

by Lexi Leban & Lidia Szajko

Shot over a period of four years, Girl Trouble documents the compelling personal stories of three teenage girls entangled in San Francisco's failing juvenile justice system.

The Global Assembly Line

The Global Assembly Line

by Lorraine Gray

The powerful story of working women and men linked in our new global economy and the business decisions behind it, Emmy Award winner.

Going On 13

Going On 13

by Dawn Valadez & Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Four girls. Four years. The change of a lifetime.

Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street

Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street

by Mark Lipman and Leah Mahan

The award-winning documentary about community vision, struggle, and change

Home Economics: A Documentary of Suburbia

Home Economics: A Documentary of Suburbia

by Jenny Cool

An ethnographic look at the American Dream of homeownership.

Homes & Hands - Community Land Trusts in Action

Homes & Hands - Community Land Trusts in Action

by Debra Chasnoff & Helen Cohen

Three low-income communities find new ways to develop permanently affordable housing.

How to Prevent a Nuclear War

How to Prevent a Nuclear War

by Liane Brandon

An upbeat practical guide to effective grassroots organizing.

Immigrant Nation!: The Battle for the Dream

Immigrant Nation!: The Battle for the Dream

by Esau Melendez

The story of the immigrant rights movement in 2006 and 2007 and the story of single mother and activist Elvira Arellano who is fighting against her deportation.

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In Our Water

In Our Water

by Meg Switzgable

Defines the terrifying chemical waste problems in America.

It's STILL Elementary

It's STILL Elementary

by Debra Chasnoff & Johnny Symons

The movie and the movement about addressing homophobia in schools

Land of Opportunity

Land of Opportunity

by Rebecca Snedeker & Luisa Dantas

The frontlines of the unprecedented rebuilding process in New Orleans.

The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age

The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age

by Robert Richter and Kathleen Sullivan

Nuclear power and nuclear proliferation: a Fukushima evacuee and a Nagasaki survivor's wake-up call

Living Broke in Boom Times: Lessons from the Movement to End Poverty

Living Broke in Boom Times: Lessons from the Movement to End Poverty

by Paco de Onis and Peter Kinoy, Pamela Yates, Kathleen Dara Kell

Lessons from the movement to end poverty: the hidden story of poor people organizing in America.

Made in Brooklyn

Made in Brooklyn

by Isabel Hill

Urban manufacturing and the future of our cities

Metropolitan Avenue

Metropolitan Avenue

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Women fighting for a Brooklyn community

My Brooklyn

My Brooklyn

by Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean

Who has a right to live in cities and determine their future?

The New Old Country

The New Old Country

by Faye Lederman

Nostalgia, memory, and history on the Lower East Side

No Dinosaurs in Heaven

No Dinosaurs in Heaven

by Greta Schiller

A film about Noah's Ark, The Grand Canyon and the struggle to keep religion out and science in our public schools.

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Rebels With A Cause

Rebels With A Cause

by Nancy Kelly

They were unpaid and they were crazy. They were REBELS WITH A CAUSE. How a battle over land changed the landscape forever.

Scout's Honor

Scout's Honor

by Tom Shepard

The struggle to overturn anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America

Shellmound

Shellmound

by Andres Cediel

Native Bones and Toxic Waste Buried Under a Shopping Mall

The Shrimp

The Shrimp

by Keith Wilson

Tracing an environmentally threatened seafood from source to plate and back again.

Song of the Canary

Song of the Canary

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A pioneer documentary, looking at environmental dangers in America

Sun Come Up

Sun Come Up

by Jennifer Redfearn & Tim Metzger

An Oscar® nominated film about some of the world's first environmental refugees.

Taken for a Ride

Taken for a Ride

by Jim Klein and Martha Olson

Why Does America Have the Worst Public Transit in the Industrialized World, and the Most Freeways?

Taking The Heat

Taking The Heat

by Bann Roy

The daring story of the first women firefighters of New York City

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There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

by Briar March

Multi-award winner film about the human face of climate change.

The impact of climate change forces an island community in the Pacific to consider leaving their homeland forever. 

Third Ward TX

Third Ward TX

by Andrew Garrison and Nancy Bless and Noland Walker

When Community Development is also Art, a Neighborhood Comes Back to Life....

Through a Glass, Lightly

Through a Glass, Lightly

by Jacky Comforty and Kathy Berger

Inner city art and transformation of environment, society, and self

Union Maids

Union Maids

by Julia Reichert & Jim Klein and Miles Mogulescu

A vivid history of women organizing in the 1930's

Vietnam: The Secret Agent

Vietnam: The Secret Agent

by Jacki Ochs

The definitive exposé of the consequences of America's wartime use of Agent Orange in Vietnam

When I Came Home

When I Came Home

by Dan Lohaus

An Iraq veteran's struggle for survival after returning from the war

With Babies and Banners

With Babies and Banners

by Lorraine Gray

The dramatic story of working women and men who changed American history, Oscar nominated and Grand Prize winner.

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Young Aspirations/ Young Artists

Young Aspirations/ Young Artists

by Shirley Thompson

The making of one of the nation's most successful youth arts programs.