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.

12 Years a Slave Video Review

  • Year: October 18, 2013
  • Country: United States
  • Producer: Steve McQueen

    My story takes place in 1841, where I, Solomon Northup, a free African-American man, am kidnapped and sold into slavery. Given the name “Platt,” I have to keep my true identity and intelligence a secret in order to survive the next 12 years in slavery. Taking place 20 years before the Civil War, tensions are high between races as the morality of slavery starts to be questioned.

LGBT Rights in Indonesia

  • Year: 2016
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Producer: Skylar Torrey
  • Video on how suicide and anti-gay beliefs in Indonesia are correlated

The Help Movie Review

  • Year: 2011
  • Country: United States
  • Producer: Tate Taylor
  • Set in the fall of 1962 in the town of Jackson, Mississippi, The Help is a story of how Skeeter Phelan, a young aspiring journalist, works to tell the story of black women who spend their lives taking care of prominent Southern family households.

    Serving as a powerful backdrop, the Civil Rights Movement creates a changing wind in the town, as well as the rest of the country, while empowering the maids of Jackson to speak out. The women are not initially willing to share their stories should it put their lives in danger, but once the maid of one of Skeeter’s close friends, Aibileen, stands up to the challenge and the violence of the social tension hits their home town, other maids follow.

    As Skeeter interviews the maids in her hometown, she forges strong bonds with the brave women who collaborate with her, while breaking the friendships she held with the women who employ them. Before long, the entire town is caught up in the changing times.

Wendsler Nosie Sr. speaks against congressional injustice at Apache Stronghold rally in Tucson, AZ.

  • Year: 2015
  • Country: United States
  • Topics / Regions: Oak Flat, Arizona, Native Americans, land rights
  • Wendsler Nosie, Sr., speaks about the seizure of Native American land, specifically Oak Flat occupied by the Apaches. 

LGBT Indonesians Threatened by Government Officials

  • Year: 2016
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Producer: HumanRightsWatch
  • This is a glimpse at how the Indonesian Government has been suppressing the security and rights of the LGBT community in 2016. 

IDAHO-T 2013 Forum LGBT Indonesia

  • Year: 2013
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Producer: Argus Pelangi
  • This is a short video on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia event in 2013, presented by Forum LGBT Indonesia organization. 

Amazon Prime Commercial 2016

  • Year: 2016
  • Producer: Amazon
  • Topics / Regions: Islam, Islamophobia, Muslim, Christainity
  • "Two old friends (One Muslim, and One Christian) meet for a cup of tea and discover they share a problem" - Amazon

Loves Me Not

  • Year: 2015
  • Producer: The Motherbird Project
  • Topics / Regions: Islam, Islamophobia, Muslim
  • Poem about the use of Hijabs by Muslim Women. 

Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda

  • Year: 2014
  • Country: United States
  • Producer: Scott Stern, Michael Lucas
  • Topics / Regions: LGBTQ persecution in the Russian Federation

The terrifying reality of life under Russia's anti-gay laws

Hunted in Russia - documentary