Andrea Torrice | The New Metropolis
The New Metropolis, narrated by Ruby Dee, tells the inspiring story of two ordinary people, one black and one white, who have successfully made racial integration the centerpiece of revitalizing their town. An excerpt from the film is on view here in the Video Library.
Bill Kavanagh | Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story
Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story is a documentary about a decades-long struggle to redress institutional housing discrimination in Yonkers, New York. Excerpts from the film are on on view here in the Video Library.
David Van Taylor | ERASE Racism NY
The objective of ERASE Racism (Education Research Advocacy Support to Eliminate Racism) for its education work is to catalyze a strategic dialogue about the benefits of racial diversity, and policy and institutional changes that support our goal of equity, excellence and racial integration in Long Island public schools. Excerpts from ERASE Racism's documentary A Tale of Two Schools are on view here in the Video Library.
John Siceloff | NOW on PBS: College Summit
Now: College Summit is an episode of a PBS news series about a program to help students apply to college who are not traditionally considered college bound. Excerpts from the episode are on view here in the Video Library.
Tod Lending | Nomadic Pictures
Nomadic Pictures' Legacy is a feature documentary filmed over five years that explores the hard realities and obstacles facing an African-American family that has been on Public Assistance for three generations but wants to break the cycle. Excerpts from the film can be viewed here in the Video Library.
Yamina Benguigui | Le Plafond de Verre
The “Glass Ceiling” is an American expression referring to the invisible, impalpable barrier that prevents women from reaching the same level as men in their careers. Using this metaphor as the title for her documentary, Yamina Benguigui examines the integration of immigrants in the workplace. For her, the comparison between immigrants and women is relevant because they face the same challenges: the issue is not necessarily about finding work, but about being hired for positions of responsibility that correspond to their educational backgrounds. Excerpts from the film are on view here in the Video Library.