PARIS UNDERGROUND: exploring urban scenes by Panam[e] TV. A 26-minute documentary that brings together urban sociology and filmmaking in an exploration of the "underground." No, not literally subterranean (or not always) the underground is made up of those ephemeral spaces of expression and transgression in our cities that stir the imaginations of some, and provide refuge for others. Professor Stephen Sawyer from the American University of Paris leads the theoretical discussion as the film guide
This is a documentary that was directed and produced by two high school seniors at Francis Parker School in Chicago. Nina and Keely interned for the year at Project NIA, a grassroots organization focused on ending juvenile incarceration. They spent the year attending workshops, training, and reading about juvenile justice issues. No Place for Kids is their culminating project. The film is about 23 minutes in length. It features several people including formerly incarcerated youth, Michel...
Poverty in America- Documentary, Feb 2012: Poverty in 21st Century America A 30-minute BBC documentary looking into the extent of poverty in America that has grown out of control, and has become an issue that U.S political parties blame each other for, rather than providing solutions. 40 million Americans are classified as being in poverty. Excellent for starting discussions.