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Showing 1 - 10 of 27 titles with a criteria of Subject is Urban Sociology


Chinatown

Three senior activists fight for housing rights in DC’s historic Chinatown

GOOD DOCS | 2016 | 26 minutes

Clotheslines

The symbolic and artistic role of laundry in womens' lives.

Roberta Cantow | 1981 | 32 minutes

Cooked

From award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand, COOKED reveals the ways in which class, race, and zip code predetermine unequal response and recovery to environmental disaster. This title has one or more clips.

Bullfrog Films | 2020 | 82 minutes

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

* New title added Fall 2022 *

Judith Helfand investigates a tragic 1995 heat wave in which 739 citizens died, most of them poor,elderly, and African American. Behind the shocking headlines she finds, a “slow-motion disaster” fueled by poverty, economics, social isolation, and racism.

Face to Face Media | 2020 | 54 minutes

Decade of Fire

In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Abandoned by the city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multi-ethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble.

GOOD DOCS | 2018 | 75 minutes

E. F. Schumacher...

Summary of Schumacher's economic arguments referring to the world energy situation.

Bullfrog Films | 1979 | 16 minutes

Farming the Sky

Winters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are long, and the growing season is short. A head of lettuce travels an average 2,000 miles to get there, often arriving shriveled and tasteless. Architect Nona Yehia knew there had to be a better way to get food to eat. Traditional industrial scale agriculture might never be replaced, but she was sure it could be improved. She designed a new kind of greenhouse: a building that would pack a perfectly controlled growing environment into a space built up vertically on a sliver of town land.

Bullfrog Films | 2022 | 8 minutes

The First Rainbow Coalition

In a city determined to keep them apart, they dared to unite.

GOOD DOCS | 2019 | 55 minutes

The Goumbé of the Young Revelers

In Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, the Association "La goumbé des jeunes noceurs" holds regular reunions to host a variety of events, including dance, exhibitions and concerts. A short by Jean Rouch.

Icarus Films | 1965 | 28 minutes

If This Ain't Heaven

An intimate portrait of a ordinary man who fulfills unknowingly his own ideal of the ventriloquist artist.

Roberta Cantow | 1983 | 28 minutes