The following video resources are not HCG publications, but they are tools and resources we have used and highly recommend.
Rinku Sen – Both/And/All: Environmentalism and Racial Justice | Bioneers Conference (Online Video. Published on Nov 10, 2015. 23:40)
Rinku Sen is one of the most dynamic and influential social, racial and gender justice activists of our time, among the nation’s most effective voices for inclusion and human rights. She’s also a cutting-edge journalist, author and researcher. Sen serves as President and Executive Director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation and is the publisher of award-winning news site, Colorlines.
In this speech, given at the 2015 National Bioneers Conference, Sen share’s her vision for the urgent need to face and address our completely intertwined ecological and social justice crises. Introduction by Nina Simons, Co-Founder and President of Bioneers.
Racism and Its Impact on Children’s Health (Online Video, Published on Oct. 13, 2015. (53:45)
American Academy of Pediatrics Public Health Special Interest Group and the American Public Health Association.
Disruption: Climate. Change. (Online or downloadable video; 52 min)
‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’
Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.
The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.
This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future. (Synopsis source: watchdisruption.com)
Released September 7, 2014; a PF Pictures production, produced and directed by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott.
Cracking the Codes (DVD or downloadable video; 75 min)
Examines the social construction of race, explains and provides examples of bias, internalized oppression and superiority, and explores the nature and effects of systemic racism and white privilege. Several sections address how these issues play out in schools. (Synopsis source: HCG)
Released in 2012; produced by Shakti Butler and World Trust Educational Services.
Black or White: Kids on Race – Inside the AC360 Doll Study (Online video segments; 2-6 min each)
The discussion of race is never a black and white issue, and recent “AC360°” and CNN.com reports about young children’s attitudes on race became one of the most discussed stories on the site, eliciting more than 4,500 comments. In the study, white children had an overwhelming bias toward white, and black children also had a bias toward white, but it was not nearly as strong as the bias shown by the white children. Many users of the site thought parenting was the issue behind the results, some thought the kids were too naive and others thought the testing method was flawed. (Synopsis source: James E. Wright YouTube posting)
First aired on May 17 and 18, 2010; produced by CNN and aired on Anderson Cooper 360.
Raising Bi-Racial Children (Online video; 7 min)
This brief piece from Canada explores raising bi-racial children and identifies ways that parents can support bi-racial children to develop a strong sense of self through family and school. Aspects of positive identity development in bi-racial children are discussed, as well as the role that educators can play in raising critical issues like race in the classroom. TVOParents.com is an online resource for parents of children ages 2-11. Their goal is to offer expert advice and the latest research on early-years education issues designed to help parents help their children succeed in school. (Synopsis source: HCG)
Published on September 6, 2011; produced by TVOParents.com.
A Girl like Me (Online video; 7 min)
Kiri Davis: “For my high-school literature class I was constructing an anthology with a wide range of different stories that I believed reflected the black girl’s experience. For the different chapters, I conducted interviews with a variety of black girls in my high school, and a number of issues surfaced concerning the standards of beauty imposed on today’s black girls and how this affects their self-image. I thought this topic would make an interesting film and so when I was accepted into the Reel Works Teen Filmmaking program, I set out to explore these issues. I also decided to would re-conduct the doll test initially conducted by Dr. Kenneth Clark, which was used in the historic desegregation case, Brown vs. Board of Education. I thought that by including this experiment in my film, I would shed new light on how society affects black children today and how little has actually changed.” (Synopsis source: http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/)
Released in 2005; directed by Kiri Davis and produced by Reel Works Teen Filmmaking.
Might Our Past Predict Our Future? What Climate Says About Human Evolution (Online video; 59 min)
Presentation by Peter de Menocal at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2015.
Released in 2015; produced by the Aspen Institute.
Sustainability Films, a list of resources from the 2016-2017 Bullfrog Films Catalog.