Films & Other Videos
Films with: Cram, Bestor
- Jaundiced eye
- This harrowing documentary chronicles the decade long trials and emotional traumas incurred by a gay Michigan man, Stephen Matthews and his straight father, Melvin Matthews, who were wrongfully accused by Stephen's ex-girlfriend and her husband of molesting Stephen's son. Despite the fact that there was no physical evidence, both Stephen and Melvin Matthews were sentenced to 35 years in jail. Stephen Matthew's story is a horrifying example of justice miscarried in a society of legal labyrinths where science is easily confused about fact, and sexual orientation can provoke prosecutorial vendettas based upon long-held biases.
- DVD 2676
- Making sense of place Cleveland : confronting decline in an American city /
- A provocative new documentary film study of Cleveland, Ohio--once America's fifth largest city, and today a metropolitan area struggling to reverse the cumulative effects of decline. Incorporating historic footage of Cleveland's vibrant economic past and recent interviews with city leaders and neighborhood residents, this film is an examination of the difficulties a new generation must confront in dealing with an uncertain future. This film seeks to educate and inspire citizens to engage in a better-informed civic dialogue about economic opportunities, social equity, regional impacts, and public and private partnerships to shape the future of Cleveland and other cities.
- DVD 6993
- Making sense of place Phoenix, the urban desert /
- Documentary about urban growth and change in and around Phoenix, Arizona. Explores individual choices, the democratic process, and market forces and how they have affected growth, economic development, and quality of life. Includes original photography, historical footage, and interviews with citizens, local officials, and urban planners.
- DVD 6994
- Scarred justice the Orangeburg Massacre 1968 /
- "Everyone remembers the four white students slain at Kent State University in 1970, but most have never heard of the three black students killed in Orangeburg, South Carolina two years earlier. This stirring investigative documentary restores that bloody tragedy to the history of the Civil Rights Movement after years of official denial"--Container.
- DVD 8010