Philosophy & Religion


New! Billy Graham 112 min.

Explore the life and career of one of the best-known and most influential Christian leaders of the 20th century. From humble beginnings on a North Carolina farm, Graham rose to prominence with a fiery preaching style and folksy charm. This film examines the preacher’s extraordinary influence on American politics and culture from 1949 to 1980, interweaving the voices of historians, scholars, witnes...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song 240 min.

Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr, this series chronicles the rich history of an institution at the heart of the African American experience. Beginning with enslavement, traveling through Emancipation, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights movement, and ending in the present-day, Gates takes viewers on a journey through time, focusing on the key events, charismatic figures, political debat...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song - Episode 1 110 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted their faith practices from slavery to emancipation.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song - Episode 2 110 min.

Discover how the Black Church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement and the Black Church’s role in the present.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations 82 min.

Antisemitism in the US and Europe is worsening in ways not seen since the 1930s, mutating across cultures, borders and ideologies. Explore its infectious behavior through interviews with victims, witnesses, antisemites, and others.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Symbolic Interactionism 19 min.

Looking at the theory of symbolic interactionism, this program provides a filmic synopsis of the theories of George Herbert Mead, Herbert Blumer, Charles Horton Cooley, and Irving Goffman. It also suggests a critique of this theoretical perspective in general.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Anti-Zionism Is the New Anti-Semitism: A Debate 83 min.

Anti-Semitism, or hostility to Jews, has pervaded many parts of the world to varying degrees for centuries. When attacks on Jews turned violent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, some Jews formed a movement, known as Zionism, to create a separate homeland for the Jewish people. After the Holocaust resulted in the murder of 6 million Jews during World War II (1939–45), Zionists founded the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

World Systems Theory 20 min.

World Systems Theory originated in the work of the late Immanuel Wallerstein, and before him, from the related theory of development: "Dependency Theory." This program discusses how these theories explain the inequality between richer and poorer nations, providing an important corrective to both classical development perspectives and Marxist ones. It traces the history of how the underdeveloped na...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Closer to the Divine 55 min.

From Angkor Wat in Cambodia to Al Aqsa in Jerusalem and the Shaolin Temple in China, see how our great places of worship are sites of powerful spiritual significance and human drama.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Earth's Sacred Wonders 180 min.

Many of the world’s best-known landmarks have been inspired by faith and today more worshippers than ever are flocking to these sacred places. For some, they’re sanctuaries for quiet contemplation. For others, they’re sites for astonishing acts of worship, dangerous challenges and extraordinary deeds of devotion. Discover what people do for faith in some of the most sacred places on Earth.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020