Found 32 resources on family & society

family & society


The following films from the Media That Matters™ collection explore the issue of family & society.

A Girl Like Me

Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves.
Official selection of the Media That Matters 6 collection

A Girl Named Kai

More About A Girl Named Kai from Director Kai Ling Xue  Three years in the making, shot…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 6 collection

A NOMAD’S LIFE

A NOMAD’S LIFE was conceived as part of the Kham Film Project, an association of American and…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 8 collection

AFTER THE HARVEST: FIGHTING HUNGER IN THE COFFEELANDS

In a recent survey of small-scale coffee farmers in Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, over 67% indicated they…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 11 collection

ASHRAY

About ASHRAY from Director Ambika Samartha Ashray, one of the project organizations that makes up the Committed…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

BY-STANDING: THE BEGINNING OF AN AMERICAN LIFETIME

About BY-STANDING: THE BEGINNING OF AN AMERICAN LIFETIME from Director Karen Lin BY-STANDING is the collision of…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

DENIED

When I met Sheila Wessenberg, she was living the American nightmare.
Official selection of the Media That Matters 10 collection

ECHOES OF INCARCERATION

ECHOES OF INCARCERATION is a youth-produced documentary focusing on the impact of the prison system on children.…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 12 collection

GERTHY’S ROOTS

GERTHY’S ROOTS is the story of a strong and inspiring Haitian-born woman and her quest to make…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 12 collection

GROWING UP REFUGEE

In Burma (Myanmar), thousands of tribal Karen people are on the receiving end of a brutal ethnic…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 12 collection

HAMMOUDI

We believe the innocent civilians - especially children - have to stop paying the highest price in…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 8 collection

I AM SEAN BELL

When I chose to do the Sean Bell film, I was extremely disturbed by the verdict and…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 10 collection

I’M NOT A BOY

About I’M NOT A BOY from Producer Listen Up! Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

LA HOJA

I was approached by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to make a film about a family…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 9 collection

LADY RAZORBACKS

Rugby is an empowering activity that gives this group of women confidence to cope with their daily…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 12 collection

LESSONS FROM A TAILOR

The inspiration for this film came directly from the man himself. When I first met Martin Greenfield…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 10 collection

LOCUSTS

We needed to develop “Locusts” beyond our lyrics into something that represented a wider community perspective from…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 9 collection

Massacre at Murambi

More About Massacre at Murambi from Director & Producer Sam Kauffmann During the genocide in Rwanda in…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

NO ONE BOTHERED

This short intends to illustrate that none of us are impervious to misfortune or mistakes; all of…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 10 collection

Rapping at Fear

More About Rapping At Fear from Producer Listen Up! Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

Rights on the Line: Vigilantes at the Border

More About Rights on the Line: Vigilantes at the Border from Producer WITNESS Rights on the Line:…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

SHADES OF THE BORDER

The racial issues that exist on the island of Hispaniola can hardly be described as “black and…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 10 collection

SOMETHING’S MOVING

Imagine being taken from your family before the age of seven and sent to live in a…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 8 collection

Sovereign Nation / Sovereign Neighbor

More About Sovereign Nation/Sovereign Neighbor from Director and Producer Kendall Moore Sovereign Nation/Sovereign Neighbor explores the word…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

Superstar

More About Superstar from Director Naiquan Greene I was inspired by the people around me to make…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

THE COUNTDOWN

Sofia Snow’s spoken word composition unleashes a hypnotic barrage of words and images about post-9/11 America.
Official selection of the Media That Matters 8 collection

THE LAST ICEMAN OF CHIMBORAZO

The proud family of Baltazar narrates full-on admiration for his daily job. Carving, carrying and selling chunks…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 12 collection

THE LAST TOWN

In order to complete the Three Gorges Dam hydroelectric project in China, a total of sixteen historical…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 10 collection

Tyttonen (The Young Girl)

More About Tyttonen (The Young Girl) from Director Fabian Giessler This is a short movie inspired by…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

UNINSURED IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA

At a time when the health care debate is at the forefront of the political agenda, UNINSURED…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 10 collection

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN WHO LOVES HIP-HOP?

African-American women are affected by the way that they are portrayed in the hip-hop culture. Music videos…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 12 collection

WHY DO WHITE PEOPLE HAVE BLACK SPOTS?

This film is a small piece of a growing international conversation. Ghana was the first destination for…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 9 collection

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