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MEF Collection

2013

The films in the Media Education Foundation (MEF) Collection encourage critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. With a special focus on representations of gender and race, and...

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In This Series

White Like Me - Race, Racism & White Privilege in America
White Like Me - Race, Racism & White Privilege in America
Brand New You - Makeover Television and the American Dream
Brand New You - Makeover Television and the American Dream
Stuart Hall - The Origins of Cultural Studies
Stuart Hall - The Origins of Cultural Studies
Latinos Beyond Reel - Challenging a Media Stereotype
Latinos Beyond Reel - Challenging a Media Stereotype
Pornland - How the Porn Industry Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Pornland - How the Porn Industry Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Sext Up KIDS - How Children are Becoming Hypersexualized
Sext Up KIDS - How Children are Becoming Hypersexualized
Soul Food Junkies - A Film About Family, Food & Tradition
Soul Food Junkies - A Film About Family, Food & Tradition
The War Around Us
The War Around Us
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
Protection: Masculinity & Condom Use in Sub-Saharan Africa
Protection: Masculinity & Condom Use in Sub-Saharan Africa
Asking For It - The Ethics & Erotics of Sexual Consent
Asking For It - The Ethics & Erotics of Sexual Consent
Behind the Screens - Hollywood Goes Hypercommercial
Behind the Screens - Hollywood Goes Hypercommercial
Arna's Children
Arna's Children
Blind Spot - Peak Oil & the Coming Global Crisis
Blind Spot - Peak Oil & the Coming Global Crisis
Captive Audience - Advertising Invades the Classroom
Captive Audience - Advertising Invades the Classroom
Capitalism Hits The Fan - Richard Wolff on the Economic Meltdown
Capitalism Hits The Fan - Richard Wolff on the Economic Meltdown
Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination
Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination
Constructing Public Opinion - How Politicians & the Media Misrepresent the Public
Constructing Public Opinion - How Politicians & the Media Misrepresent the Public
Class Dismissed - How TV Frames the Working Class
Class Dismissed - How TV Frames the Working Class
Giroux: Culture, Politics & Pedagogy
Giroux: Culture, Politics & Pedagogy
Freedom of Expression - Resistance & Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property
Freedom of Expression - Resistance & Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property
Date Rape Backlash - Media & the Denial of Rape
Date Rape Backlash - Media & the Denial of Rape
Game Over - Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games
Game Over - Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games
Further off the Straight & Narrow - New Gay Visibility on Television, 1998-2006
Further off the Straight & Narrow - New Gay Visibility on Television, 1998-2006
Girls: Moving Beyond Myth
Girls: Moving Beyond Myth
Framing an Execution - The Media & Mumia Abu-Jamal
Framing an Execution - The Media & Mumia Abu-Jamal
I am a Man - Black Masculinity in America
I am a Man - Black Masculinity in America
Life in Occupied Palestine - Eyewitness Photos and Stories
Life in Occupied Palestine - Eyewitness Photos and Stories
Live From Bethlehem
Live From Bethlehem
The Mean World Syndrome - Media Violence & the Cultivation of Fear
The Mean World Syndrome - Media Violence & the Cultivation of Fear
The Myth of the Liberal Media - The Propaganda Model of News
The Myth of the Liberal Media - The Propaganda Model of News
Hijacking Catastrophe - 9/11, Fear & the Selling of the American Empire
Hijacking Catastrophe - 9/11, Fear & the Selling of the American Empire
Pack of Lies - The Advertising of Tobacco
Pack of Lies - The Advertising of Tobacco
Not Just a Game - Power, Politics & American Sports
Not Just a Game - Power, Politics & American Sports
The Crisis of the Cultural Environment - Media & Democracy in the 21st Century
The Crisis of the Cultural Environment - Media & Democracy in the 21st Century
The Line
The Line
The Gloucester 18 - The Realities of Teen Pregnancy
The Gloucester 18 - The Realities of Teen Pregnancy
The Overspent American - Why We Want What We Do Not Need
The Overspent American - Why We Want What We Do Not Need
The Purity Myth - The Virginity Movement’s War Against Women
The Purity Myth - The Virginity Movement’s War Against Women
Reel Bad Arabs - How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Reel Bad Arabs - How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land
Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land
The Billionaires' Tea Party - How Corporate America is Faking a Grassroots Revolution
The Billionaires' Tea Party - How Corporate America is Faking a Grassroots Revolution
The Bro Code - How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men
The Bro Code - How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men
Toxic Sludge is Good for You - The Public Relations Industry Unspun
Toxic Sludge is Good for You - The Public Relations Industry Unspun
Playing Unfair - The Media Image of the Female Athlete
Playing Unfair - The Media Image of the Female Athlete
Recovering Bodies: Overcoming Eating Disorders
Recovering Bodies: Overcoming Eating Disorders
Plunder - The Crime of our Time
Plunder - The Crime of our Time
Red Moon - Menstruation, Culture & the Politics of Gender
Red Moon - Menstruation, Culture & the Politics of Gender
The Killing Screens - Media & the Culture of Violence
The Killing Screens - Media & the Culture of Violence
Tomorrow's Children - Partnership Education in Action
Tomorrow's Children - Partnership Education in Action
Peter Elbow: On Writing
Peter Elbow: On Writing
Edward Said - The Myth of the 'Clash of Civilizations'
Edward Said - The Myth of the 'Clash of Civilizations'
Michael Kimmel: On Gender
Michael Kimmel: On Gender
Money for Nothing - Behind the Business of Pop Music
Money for Nothing - Behind the Business of Pop Music
Tim Wise: On White Privilege
Tim Wise: On White Privilege
Advertising and The End of The World
Advertising and The End of The World
bell hooks - Cultural Criticism & Transformation
bell hooks - Cultural Criticism & Transformation
Beyond Good & Evil - Children, Media & Violent Times
Beyond Good & Evil - Children, Media & Violent Times
Big Bucks, Big Pharma - Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs
Big Bucks, Big Pharma - Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs
Deadly Persuasion - The Advertising of Alcohol and Tobacco
Deadly Persuasion - The Advertising of Alcohol and Tobacco
Edward Said On Orientalism - "The Orient" Represented in Mass Media
Edward Said On Orientalism - "The Orient" Represented in Mass Media
Mickey Mouse Monopoly - Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power
Mickey Mouse Monopoly - Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power
Militainment, Inc. - Militarism and Pop Culture
Militainment, Inc. - Militarism and Pop Culture
No Logo - Brands Globalization Resistance
No Logo - Brands Globalization Resistance
Off the Straight & Narrow
Off the Straight & Narrow
Reviving Ophelia - Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Reviving Ophelia - Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Rich Media, Poor Democracy - How Journalism is Compromised by Corporations
Rich Media, Poor Democracy - How Journalism is Compromised by Corporations
Slim Hopes - Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness
Slim Hopes - Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness
Speak Up! Improving the Lives of GLBT Youth
Speak Up! Improving the Lives of GLBT Youth
Spin the Bottle - Sex, Lies & Alcohol
Spin the Bottle - Sex, Lies & Alcohol
Stuart Hall: Race - the Floating Signifier
Stuart Hall: Race - the Floating Signifier
Stuart Hall: Representation & the Media
Stuart Hall: Representation & the Media
War Made Easy - How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us To Death
War Made Easy - How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us To Death
War Zone
War Zone
What a Girl Wants
What a Girl Wants
Blood and Oil - The Dangers & Consequences of America's Growing Dependence on Foreign Petroleum
Blood and Oil - The Dangers & Consequences of America's Growing Dependence on Foreign Petroleum
Generation M - Misogyny in Media and Culture
Generation M - Misogyny in Media and Culture
Consuming Kids - The Commercialization of Childhood
Consuming Kids - The Commercialization of Childhood
The Hollywood Librarian - A Look at Librarians Through Film
The Hollywood Librarian - A Look at Librarians Through Film
Refuge - A Film About Darfur
Refuge - A Film About Darfur
Remote Control - Children, Media Consumption and the Changing American Family
Remote Control - Children, Media Consumption and the Changing American Family
Shop 'Til You Drop - The Crisis of Consumerism
Shop 'Til You Drop - The Crisis of Consumerism
This Land is Our Land - The Fight to Reclaim the Commons
This Land is Our Land - The Fight to Reclaim the Commons
Beauty Mark - Body Image & the Race for Perfection (Educational Edition)
Beauty Mark - Body Image & the Race for Perfection (Educational Edition)
The Price of Pleasure (Edited Version) - Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships
The Price of Pleasure (Edited Version) - Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships
Ammo For The Info Warrior
Ammo For The Info Warrior
Ammo For The Info Warrior 2
Ammo For The Info Warrior 2
Beyond the Frame - Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism
Beyond the Frame - Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism
Breaking Our Silence - Gloucester Men Speak Out Against Domestic Abuse
Breaking Our Silence - Gloucester Men Speak Out Against Domestic Abuse
Boys to Men? - The Meaning of Manhood in America
Boys to Men? - The Meaning of Manhood in America
Independent Media in a Time of War
Independent Media in a Time of War
It Takes a Team!
It Takes a Team!
Many Ways to See the World
Many Ways to See the World
Mic Check: Documentary Shorts from the Occupy Movement
Mic Check: Documentary Shorts from the Occupy Movement
Teen Sexuality in a Culture of Confusion
Teen Sexuality in a Culture of Confusion
The Diamond Empire
The Diamond Empire
The New Great Game - The Decline of the West & the Struggle for Middle Eastern Oil
The New Great Game - The Decline of the West & the Struggle for Middle Eastern Oil
Five Friends
Five Friends
Abe Osheroff One Foot in the Grave, the Other Still Dancing
Abe Osheroff One Foot in the Grave, the Other Still Dancing
Agrofuels
Agrofuels
Default - The Student Loan Documentary
Default - The Student Loan Documentary
The Electronic Storyteller - Television & The Cultivation of Values
The Electronic Storyteller - Television & The Cultivation of Values
Flirting With Danger - Power & Choice in Heterosexual Relationships
Flirting With Danger - Power & Choice in Heterosexual Relationships
In Debt We Trust - America Before the Bubble Bursts
In Debt We Trust - America Before the Bubble Bursts
Just Do it - Environmental Activists Engaged in Non-Violent Protest
Just Do it - Environmental Activists Engaged in Non-Violent Protest
How to Start a Revolution
How to Start a Revolution
A Burning Question - Propaganda & the Denial of Climate Change
A Burning Question - Propaganda & the Denial of Climate Change
#ReGENERATION - Social Activism
#ReGENERATION - Social Activism
Understanding Hookup Culture - What's Really Happening on College Campuses
Understanding Hookup Culture - What's Really Happening on College Campuses
Writing About Media with Peter Elbow
Writing About Media with Peter Elbow
Personally Speaking - Stuart Hall's Work in Cultural Studies
Personally Speaking - Stuart Hall's Work in Cultural Studies
The Next American Revolution
The Next American Revolution
How Racism Harms White Americans - A lecture by John H. Bracey
How Racism Harms White Americans - A lecture by John H. Bracey
The Race For What's Left
The Race For What's Left
The New Economics 101
The New Economics 101
Spitting Game
Spitting Game
Rape Myths on Trial
Rape Myths on Trial
Race, Power and American Sports
Race, Power and American Sports
Sexual Assault - Naming the Unnamed Conspirator
Sexual Assault - Naming the Unnamed Conspirator
Joystick Warriors - Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism
Joystick Warriors - Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism
Feeding Frenzy - The Food Industry, Obesity and the Creation of a Health Crisis
Feeding Frenzy - The Food Industry, Obesity and the Creation of a Health Crisis
Guyland - Where Boys Become Men
Guyland - Where Boys Become Men
The Illusionists - The Globalization of Beauty
The Illusionists - The Globalization of Beauty
TV Family - Behind the Scenes of America’s First Reality Television Show
TV Family - Behind the Scenes of America’s First Reality Television Show
The Empathy Gap - Masculinity and the Courage to Change
The Empathy Gap - Masculinity and the Courage to Change
Dysfunctional Societies - How Equality Makes Societies Stronger
Dysfunctional Societies - How Equality Makes Societies Stronger
The Occupation of the American Mind - Israel's Public Relations War in the United States
The Occupation of the American Mind - Israel's Public Relations War in the United States
Howard Zinn’s Emma - A Play About Anarchist Emma Goldman
Howard Zinn’s Emma - A Play About Anarchist Emma Goldman
Tough Guise 2 - Violence, Manhood & American Culture
Tough Guise 2 - Violence, Manhood & American Culture
Tough Guise - Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity
Tough Guise - Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity
The Codes of Gender - Identity & Performance in Popular Culture
The Codes of Gender - Identity & Performance in Popular Culture
Hip Hop - Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Hip Hop - Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Killing Us Softly - Advertising's Image of Women
Killing Us Softly - Advertising's Image of Women
Dreamworlds 3 - Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video
Dreamworlds 3 - Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video
Returning Fire - Interventions in Video Game Culture
Returning Fire - Interventions in Video Game Culture
Wrestling with Manhood - Boys, Bullying and Battering
Wrestling with Manhood - Boys, Bullying and Battering
Sugar Coated - Investigating PR Tactics Implemented by the Food Industry
Sugar Coated - Investigating PR Tactics Implemented by the Food Industry
Education Inc. - The Privatization of American Public Education
Education Inc. - The Privatization of American Public Education
Souls of Black Girls - The Image of Women of Color in the Media
Souls of Black Girls - The Image of Women of Color in the Media
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend - Women in Sports Careers
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend - Women in Sports Careers
Pride Denied - Homonationalism and the Future of Queer Politics
Pride Denied - Homonationalism and the Future of Queer Politics
The Last Interview - Stuart Hall on the Politics of Cultural Studies
The Last Interview - Stuart Hall on the Politics of Cultural Studies
The Divide - What Happens When the Rich Get Richer?
The Divide - What Happens When the Rich Get Richer?
Pornography’s Global Impact - A Case Study in Asia
Pornography’s Global Impact - A Case Study in Asia
The Great White Hoax - Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America
The Great White Hoax - Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America
More Than a Word - Native American-Based Sports Mascots
More Than a Word - Native American-Based Sports Mascots
Constructing the Terrorist Threat - Islamophobia, The Media & The War on Terror
Constructing the Terrorist Threat - Islamophobia, The Media & The War on Terror
Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse
Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse
Red Light, Green Light - Prostitution & Sex Trafficking
Red Light, Green Light - Prostitution & Sex Trafficking
Digital Disconnect - Fake News, Privacy and Democracy
Digital Disconnect - Fake News, Privacy and Democracy
Over 18: The Question is Not Enough - The Effect of Pornography on Kids, Teens, Parents, and Porn Stars
Over 18: The Question is Not Enough - The Effect of Pornography on Kids, Teens, Parents, and Porn Stars
The Draft - An Award-Winning Play About the Vietnam War
The Draft - An Award-Winning Play About the Vietnam War
The Bystander Moment - Transforming Rape Culture at Its Roots
The Bystander Moment - Transforming Rape Culture at Its Roots
Through the Crosshairs - Reading the Weaponized Gaze
Through the Crosshairs - Reading the Weaponized Gaze
Speaking with the Dead - Bill Schwarz on Preparing Stuart Hall's Posthumous Memoir
Speaking with the Dead - Bill Schwarz on Preparing Stuart Hall's Posthumous Memoir
Robert Scheer: Above the Fold - A Profile of a Legendary Journalist
Robert Scheer: Above the Fold - A Profile of a Legendary Journalist
American Autumn - The Occupy Movement
American Autumn - The Occupy Movement