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My So-Called Enemy


Spanning seven years, this film follows six girls who participated in the Building Bridges for Peace camp in New York City for seven years following their experience of meeting … Read the rest

Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People


Throughout its history Hollywood has portrayed Arabs as buffoons or bandits. The video seeks to rectify this stereotyping by comparing it to other forms of racist imagery and by … Read the rest

Brazil In Black And White: Skin Color and Higher Education


New affirmative action quotas for higher education in Brazil launch a controversial dialogue about race and identity. Five college candidates from diverse backgrounds compete for a spot at the … Read the rest

The Color Of Paradise


Mohammad joyfully returns to his tiny village on summer vacation from the Institute for the Blind in Tehran, unaware of his father’s intention to disown him. Engaged to be … Read the rest

9500 Liberty


In 2007, Prince William County in Virginia enacted a policy requiring police officers to question anyone they had probable cause to believe was in the country illegally. Begun as … Read the rest