THE WORLD THROUGH AN ACADEMIC LENS
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Mary Rose lives in a Dene community near an abandoned mine that produced 7 million ounces of gold but left 237,000 tonnes of arsenic behind. Her community has to worry about this toxic legacy of the Giant Mine forever.
This short film emphasizes the religious or sacred basis of discrimination and one modern instance thereof, where caste members literally have no way to participate in the traditional Indian search for marital partners.
Wesley Shrum is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Video Ethnography...
A film exploring the realities of a system of exclusion via the Criminal Justice System affecting the African American community. The focus is on drug laws from the 1970’s taking a national prison population of 300,000 to 2.5 million. The Children’s Defense Fund stating, “1 of 3 African American ...
A documentary about the little-known story of Ronald Ivan MacDonald, a serial impostor with only a high school education who stole the identities and obtained work as a psychologist at several universities, clinics and hospitals in Canada. ...