Violence against women, the biggest challenge facing Guatemala

  • Year: 2015
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Producer: France 24 English
  • Topics / Regions: Violence against Women in Guatemala

Gangs of Guatemala produce children of violence

  • Year: 2015
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Producer: CTGN America
  • Topics / Regions: Gang Violence Guatemala
  • As gang violence spreads throughout Guatemala, children are being intiated at younger ages. Many children are forced or threatened to join gangs.bTherapy-based programs have been put into place to help abused or mistreated children resist joining gangs.

Babel - Trailer and Movie Review

  • Year: 2006
  • Country: Japan Mexico Morocco United States
  • Producer: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Guillermo Arriaga
  • Babel documents three parallel story lines, that of a goat herding family in Morocco with two boys who instigate events by shooting an American tourist on a bus. The second follows a rebellious deaf teenager in Japan struggling with her sexuality, whose father gave the rifle in the shooting to his hunting guide in Morocco. The third follows the American couple’s nanny as she takes their children to Mexico for her son’s wedding.

Red Tails

  • Year: 2012
  • Country: United States
  • Producer: Anthony Hemingway

LockDown prison – Women behind bars

A Look Inside a Womens Prison

  • Year: 2009
  • Country: United States
  • Producer: Oprah
  • Topics / Regions: Women in Prison
  • For the past seven years, a mother of three from Illinois named Kelly has spent most of her time behind bars.  Kelly speaks about what being a mother is like, away from her kids and what frightens her the most about leaving jail and how she will get back on her feet. 

Reframing Justice: Southern Arizona Correctional Release Center- Tucson, AZ.

  • Year: 2016
  • Country: United States
  • Producer: Grace Gamez
  • Topics / Regions: Arizona

Women Behind Bars

My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard

  • Year: 2016
  • Country: United States
  • Producer: Mother Jones
  • Topics / Regions: Private Prison Guards
  • In December 2014, Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer started a job as a corrections officer at a Louisiana prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the country's second-largest private prison company. During his four months on the job, Bauer would witness stabbings, an escape, lockdowns, and an intervention by the state Department of Corrections as the company struggled to maintain control. Bauer's gripping, revelatory investigation is the cover story in Mother Jones' July/August 2016 issue.

Death Row Stories

  • Year: 2014
  • Country: United States
  • Producer: CNN
  • Topics / Regions: Death Penalty
  • CNN put together a documentary series about inmates who hae been sentenced to death. The sereies follows different cases and tells the stories of people on death row. This is a really good source if specific testimonials are needed. 

Beautiful Documentary about Sahodari Foundation

  • Country: India
  • A very brief documentary discusssing the Sahodari Foundation based out of India. This organization empowers transwomen there through expressing themslves through dancing and musical instruments in such a way that allows them to find acceptance from others. 

Cruel and Unusual

  • Year: 2006
  • Country: United States
  • Producer: Janet Baus, Dan Hunt and Reid Williams

Transgender identity & Inclusion Webinar and Resources

    • The presentation begins about five minutes into the recording.
    • Some viewers have reported problems with the audio in Chrome and Firefox–we recommend trying Internet Explorer if you experience problems.
    • The recording asks you to log in, but you just need to have something typed in the boxes. If you prefer, you can write in a fake email, as it’s formatted like an email address (i.e. abcd@xyz.com).

Prisons for Profit: 18 Months in the Life of the Nation's First Prison Sold for Profit

  • Year: August 15th, 2014
  • Country: United States
  • Topics / Regions: Private Prisons
  • Lake Erie Correctional Institution, in Conneaut, Ohio, was the first state-owned prison in the US to be sold to a private company, Corrections Corporation of America. Its rapid decline in to violence and drug problems brings into question the nature of for-profit correction and rehabilitation in America.

The Shocking Way Private Prisons Make Money

  • Year: Nov 23, 2016
  • Country: United States
  • Producer: TruTv
  • Topics / Regions: Private Prisons
  • Allows for a modern description of how privates prisons are operating in the U.S. In addition, goes into detail of how private prisons are making profit. 

That's my sister': transgender life in jail and on the street

  • Producer: Nick Leader
  • This video takes first-hand accounts of transgender women and their life in a men's prison. Subsequently exposing the lack of support given to them by the justice system. Something this video explores is post-jail through Robyn. Robyn's is left homeless and resorts to prostitution. Janetta Johnson Executive director of the trans lobby group highlights how the failure of having support continues the cycle of incarceration. "When the San Francisco sheriff announced a plan to implement changes for transgender people in the county jail, film-maker Nick Leader went out to meet the inmates who would benefit. What he found was a strong community of people, struggling with their place in society both on the street and in the justice system, with only each other to lean on."-The Guardian

Stories of Life in Solitary Confinement | Short Film Showcase

  • Year: 2016
  • Country: United States
  • Producer: Reddit Originals and Sister
  • Topics / Regions: Solitary Confinement/USA

Honor Killings in Pakistan

  • Country: Pakistan

Look Who's Back (2015) | Movie Review

  • Year: 8 October 2015
  • Country: Germany
  • Producer: Lars Dittrich, Christopher Müller
  • Look Who's Back (2015) showcases the modern state of European politics by parodying the most infamous icons of Germany's past: Hitler. By intermixing a scripted narrative with live footage of Germans in the city, this movie portrays a new political commentary in a novel form and raises important questions regarding the immigrant crisis and the nationalist movement in the Western world.