Arc of Justice: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of a Beloved Community

Arc of Justice traces the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. and the struggle for racial justice and economic empowerment among African Americans in southwest Georgia.

22 minutes Special features: Closed Captions with English and Spanish Subtitles

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Streets of Dreams: Development Without Displacement in Communities of Color

Streets of Dreams tells the stories of inspiring grassroots activists in communities of color around the U.S. who are using community land trusts (CLTs) to preserve the affordability of their homes, prevent displacement and shape the future of their communities.

15 minutes. Special Features: Closed Captions, with English and Spanish subtitles.

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Gaining Ground: Building Community on Dudley Street

Foreclosures. Unemployment. Childhood poverty. All these problems have hit American communities hard during the Great Recession. Gaining Ground, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Holding Ground (1996), shows how one diverse Boston neighborhood has managed to stem the tide against enormous odds.

58 minutes. Special Features: Closed Captions, Spanish/Dutch/French subtitles, four video modules excerpted from the film with Closed Captions and Spanish subtitles.

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Let’s Get Real

An in-depth look at name-calling and bullying in middle schools today, told entirely from a youth perspective.

35 minutes. Special features: director’s interview and chapter-by-chapter version of the film corresponding to the curriculum guide.

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That’s A Family!

In their own words, elementary school-age kids describe the many shapes that families take in today’s diverse world.

35 minutes. Available in English and Spanish.

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It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School

The groundbreaking film that addresses anti-gay prejudice and explores how teachers can include discussions about LGBT people in their elementary and middle school classrooms.

78/37 minutes, plus follow-up documentary, It’s Still Elementary. Special features: .pdf curriculum guide, Spanish subtitles and closed captions.

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Homes & Hands: Community Land Trusts in Action

The inspiring story of three diverse U.S. cities that have created community land trusts to preserve affordable housing and empower neighborhood residents.
36 minutes. DVD includes Spanish and English subtitles and a 2008 epilogue featuring the status of the CLTs 10 years later.

Free discussion guide: English, Spanish

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Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street

An inspiring documentary that shows how residents in Boston’s Dudley neighborhood organized to transform a devastated, burned-out area into a national model for community revitalization.

56/11 minutes. Special features: Viewer’s guide, companion guide, Spanish and Russian versions.

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Father’s Day

A personal, experimental documentary that began as a memorial to Mark Lipman’s father and evolved into a moving exploration of grief and depression, the vagaries of memory and the veneer of family normalcy.

38 minutes.

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Embracing Our Sexuality

A fascinating look into the conversations of nine women who gather together for a weekend to talk about their sexuality.  (A companion piece to Finding Our Way.)

45 minutes.

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Finding Our Way

A rare glimpse into men’s experiences of their sexuality assembled from the frank discussions that take place at a weekend retreat.

41 minutes.

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To Have and To Hold: Men Who Batter Women

Produced with Emerge, a men’s counseling organization in Massachusetts, this was the first documentary to examine the problem of wife abuse through the man’s experience of it.

21 minutes.

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