Sociology


New! Part 1: Don't Fall 74 min.

After helping to pass domestic violence legislation, Evan Rachel Wood shares her story of abuse at the hands of rock icon Marilyn Manson.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Part 2: Stand Up 83 min.

As more witnesses speak out about Marilyn Manson's actions, Evan Rachel Wood continues to share her story in hopes of helping fellow survivors. Then, investigators meet with Wood as she prepares to publicly name Manson for the first time.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Phoenix Rising 155 min.

In 2019, actor and activist Evan Rachel Wood co-authors and helps pass California's Phoenix Act, which extends the statute of limitations for domestic violence cases. Having never publicly named her abuser, Wood begins to detail the violent relationship she was coerced into at only 18 years old with then 37-year-old Brian Warner, known to the world as rock icon Marilyn Manson.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Plague at the Golden Gate 114 min.

Discover how the 1900 outbreak of bubonic plague set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco. A fascinating medical mystery and timely examination of the relationship between the medical community, city powerbrokers and the Chinese American community, Plague at the Golden Gate tells the gripping story of the race against time to save San Francisco and the nation from the deadly plague.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Watchmen: Finding Your Roots (Season 8) 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates explores the family trees of actor Regina King and writer/producer Damon Lindelof--the creative forces behind Watchmen, a visionary television series about America’s tortured racial past. Though they come from very different backgrounds, King and Lindelof discover that they have more in common than meets the eye, encountering ancestors who overcame great traumas.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Where Did We Come From?: Finding Your Roots (Season 8) 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates helps news anchor Erin Burnett, fashion journalist Andre Leon Talley, and actor Amy Carlson retrace the perilous journeys that shaped their family trees. From war-torn France to a witch trial in Sweden to a North Carolina slave plantation, each discovers the places their ancestors once called home, providing new insight into what made them who they are today.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Activist Roots 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates explores the family trees of Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill, introducing two women who’ve made profound sacrifices for social justice to the ancestors who made sacrifices for them. Using DNA and the historical record, Gates rediscovers lost heroes, telling stories of African Americans who fought for their rights against enormous odds.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

American Reckoning 86 min.

An unsolved 1960s murder reveals an untold story of the civil rights movement and Black resistance. With Retro Report, the film draws on rarely seen footage filmed more than 50 years ago in Natchez, MS, and follows one family's search for justice.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Children of Exile 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates explores the poignant roots of chef David Chang and actor Raúl Esparza—two men whose families fled their homelands to live in exile, never to return. From war-torn cities in North Korea to shark-infested waters off the shores of Cuba, Gates sets off to recover the stories of individuals who came to America against all odds and built a better life for themselves.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Fighters 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Terry Crews and Tony Danza, two men who overcame adversity, revealing they aren’t the first in their families to beat the odds through sheer force of will. From impoverished Italian villages to slave plantations in rural Georgia, long-lost records reveal individuals who came from nothing and built a better life for their families.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022