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Anti-Semitism on the College Campus
30 min / Color HS / VHS / VCH00340
In an effort to analyze anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses across the country, ADL officials met to consult with students who have been first-hand witnesses. In this video, edited from the three-hour consultation, they grapple with their reactions and search for solutions. Their reflections and suggestions will guide Jewish students in thoughtful discussion toward discovering solutions that safeguard their self-esteem.
Subject(s): Anti-Semitism; Prejudice; Education
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
106 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00258
This highly acclaimed Emmy Award-winning film depicts a century of progress by blacks in the struggle for freedom and civil rights. Cicely Tyson stars as the fictional Miss Jane Pittman, whose long life spanned the time from the end of the Civil War and slavery to the landmark achievements of the 1950’s and 60’s, including her personal victory when she served as the focal point of a demonstration by drinking from a “whites only” water fountain.
Subject(s): Prejudice; Docu-drama
Vendor: Zenger Video

Behind the Mask
8 min / Color 4th Grade / VHS / VCH00489
Using artwork created by children and a script based on their perceptions of the world around them, this wonderfully imaginative video is an exploration of the uniqueness of each individual and the similarities that unite us all. Designed for use with children in the elementary grades, the video develops an understanding of the manifestations of prejudice while it teaches an appreciation of difference.
Subject(s): Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

Beyond Hate
88 min / Color & BW General Audience / VHS / VCH00523
Through the use of interviews with haters and the hated, correspondent Bill Moyers investigates the anatomy of hatred toward the goal of promoting tolerance.
Subject(s): Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Black Like Me
105 min / BW General Audience / VHS / VCH00522
This 1964 film starring James Whitmore is based on the best-selling book by John Howard Griffen about a white author in the 1950s who chemically treats his skin so that he appears black. His experiences in this guise reveal for him the extent of the racial stereotypes harbored by a surprisingly large section of the public and the strong racial prejudice accompanying it.
Subject(s): Racial Prejudice
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Breaking Through Stereotypes
15 min / Color HS / VHS / VCH00469
Produced by and for teenagers, this documentary explores how stereotypes influence interaction with “others” who are perceived as being “different.” Hollywood films and TV programs provide the context for exploration into Hispanic, Asian, African-American, Italian and Jewish stereotypes.
Subject(s): Stereotyping; Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

The California Reich
55 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00260
An inside look at the rebirth of the Nazi movement in America. This chilling documentary takes viewers on a guided tour of a California Nazi cell where they attend meetings, overhear party gossip, and observe the indoctrination of young party members. This documentary could be valuable for stimulating discussion on such topics as the causes of prejudice, how prejudice is learned by children, and how best to deal with prejudice. CAUTION: Students should be prepared for racist content.
Subject(s): Prejudice; Education
Vendor: Zenger Video

A Class Divided
57 min / Color 7th Grade+ / VHS / VCH00553
This PBS video is part of the FRONTLINE series. It explores the educational methods used in prejudice reduction by analyzing the classroom methods of an Iowa elementary school teacher, Jane Elliot – featured in the ABC film, “Eye of the Storm.”
Subject(s): Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Confronting Anti-Semitism: How-To For Jewish Youth
10 min / Color JHS+ / / VCH00492
Jewish teenagers introduce and reenact simulated incidents that focus on anti-Semitic graffiti, derisive humor, Jewish stereotyping and teacher/school administration sensitivity. A stop-tape technique and a series of on-screen questions stimulate discussion.
Subject(s): Anti-Semitism
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

Crimes of Hate
30 min / Color HS / VHS / VCH00336
A powerful new documentary video that takes a broad look at the rise in violent acts of bigotry in America today – acts of anti-Semitism, racism and gay-bashing and their devastating consequences.
Subject(s): Anti-Semitism; Racism; Gay-Bashing; Education
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

Different and the Same Part 1: Sticks and Stones
15 min / Color 4th Grade / VHS / VCH00479
Several older kids make fun of Cat-a-lion by calling him names. Humiliated, he feels powerless and hurt and reacts by calling Arthur names. When he is caught in the act by Mrs. Chung, the principal, Cat-a-lion reluctantly admits doing it to feel more powerful. Mrs. Chung sympathizes and helps Cat-a-lion understand why taking out his feelings on Arthur was wrong and why it hurt Arthur. Cat-a-lion realized his mistake and makes up to Arthur by apologizing and asking him to his birthday party.
Subject(s): Prejudice Prevention
Vendor: Great Plains Network

Different and the Same Part 2: Cinderella and Me
15 min / Color 4th Grade / VHS / VCH00480
When classmates decide that Audrey can’t be Cinderella in their play because she doesn’t “look” the part, she gets so angry she scribbles over the pictures in her Cinderella book. Mr. Allen, the librarian, talks with Audrey about her feelings – agreeing it’s unfair many story books show only people with white skin and not those of different colors and cultures. Mr. Allen helps Audrey to realize there are ways she can help bring about change.
Subject(s): Prejudice Prevention
Vendor: Great Plains Network

Different and the Same Part 3: Long Distance
15 min / Color 4th Grade / VHS / VCH00481
Bernardo is the new kid at school; he speaks only Spanish and his classmates speak only English. At first, Francine thinks he’s rude and stupid because he doesn’t respond to her questions. Not until he helps with their tin can telephone project does Francine realize he’s actually smart. Mr. Ortiz, the science teacher, explains it takes a long time to learn a new language. Arthur suggests a Spanish-English club to help them all learn how to speak Spanish and English.
Subject(s): Prejudice Prevention
Vendor: Great Plains Network

Different and the Same Part 4: Play Ball
15 min / Color 4th Grade / VHS / VCH00482
As captain of the baseball team, Audrey tells Arthur he can’t play ball with them because “kids that look like you are never good at baseball.” Hurt and angry, Arthur talks it over with Mr. Kim, his gym teacher. Mr. Kim explains that Audrey is “stereotyping” people, thinking all people who look alike are the same. When Arthur confronts Audrey, Mr. Kim is able to help them both understand why stereotyping is wrong.
Subject(s): Stereotyping
Vendor: Great Plains Network

Different and the Same Part 5: The Club
15 min / Color 4th Grade / VHS / VCH00483
When Arthur excludes Francine from his new club because he doesn’t think she’s “cool,” Audrey feels awful about it, but isn’t sure what she should do. She confides in Ms. Bachevsky, her history teacher, who recalls when her best friend stood up for her in a similar situation. When the first club meeting is held, Audrey announces she won’t belong to a club that excludes kids because they’re “different.” Arthur thinks back on how miserable he felt at the time he was left out and realizes he has been unfair.
Subject(s): Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Great Plains Network

Different and the Same Part 6: Tug of War
15 min / Color 4th Grade / VHS / VCH00484
Cat-a-lion feels torn between his friendship with Arthur and his good buddies Jason and Lissa, who share his culture. He talks it over with Ben, an African-American teenager whose best friend is white. Ben tells him it can be difficult but having friends who are different is important to him. Cat-a-lion realizes he wants to keep both friendships, and Francine moderates a meeting where he tells Arthur and Jason he is going to be friends with both of them.
Subject(s): Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Great Plains Network

Different and the Same Part 7: Proud to Be Me
15 min / Color 4th Grade / VHS / VCH00485
Cat-a-lion, Jason, and Lissa are practicing a dance from their culture. Arthur thinks the medallion Cat-a-lion wears is “weird.” It’s part of his culture, but the others tease him about it. Their math teacher, Ms. Ahenakew, a Native American, gives them a problem to solve that helps them understand that some things (and some people) can be both different and the same – just like Cat-a-lion.
Subject(s): Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Great Plains Network

Different and the Same Part 8: I’m American, Too
15 min / Color 4th Grade / VHS / VCH00486
One day in Social Studies class Cat-a-lion accuses Francine of not being an American because she wasn’t born in the U.S.A. The class gets into a heated discussion about what actually makes an American “American” – being born in the U.S.? Looks? Language? Their teacher, Mrs. Sanchez, challenges them to work together on a project about Americans to find answers to their
questions.
Subject(s): Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Great Plains Network

Different and the Same Part 9: Words on the Wall
15 min / Color 4th Grade /VHS / VCH00487
Francine is upset and frightened because her family has received hate mail telling them to go back where they came from. Confiding in Mr. Williams, the art teacher, makes her feel better. Then she comes face to face with words of hate written about her on a school wall and feels more alone and afraid than ever. Her teacher and friends try to reassure her of their care and support, but they are confused and sad. They decide to clean the words from the wall and start thinking about how to deal with this problem in their community.
Subject(s): Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Great Plains Network

Different and the Same Part 10 Training Video
35 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00488
This 35-minute video contains segments to be used within the “Different and the Same” training workshop. Starting with a message from Fred Rogers, creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, it continues with interviews with teachers who have used the materials in their classrooms. They relate their hopes and fears prior to beginning use of “Different and the Same.” Later, they share their solutions and commitment to the task of helping children identify and prevent prejudice.
Subject(s): Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Great Plains Network

Discussion of “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
10 min / Color 7th Grade + / VHS / VCH00518
The discussion offers learned commentary on “The Lottery,” noting its literary antecedents and its ability to mirror modern society.
Subject(s): Mass Psychology; Community Violence
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

The Eye of the Storm
25 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00137
This documentary explores the nature of prejudice in a dramatic third grade classroom experiment concluded in a small midwestern town, a town without ghettos or Blacks. It demonstrates how quickly wholesome, friendly schoolchildren can be infected with the ugly virus of discrimination that leads to frustration, broken friendships and vicious behavior. Host and narrator is Bill Beutel of ABC News.
Subject(s): Holocaust Education; Prejudice
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

Facing Hate
58 min / Color & BW General Audience / VHS / VCH00524
As part of the “Beyond Hate” trilogy, Bill Moyers interviews Nobel Prize
winning author Elie Wiesel.
Subject(s): Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Free To Be?
28 min / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00494
A discussion of diversity and conformity in American life.
Subject(s): Conformity in American Life
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

Freedom to Hate: Anti-Semitism in Russia
58 min / B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00459
This documentary film analyzes the resurgence of anti-Semitism and ultra-nationalism in post-Soviet Russia. Through the use of clandestine film footage and rare interviews, it discusses matters like the “Pamyat” movement and the rise of right-wing political figures like Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
Subject(s): Anti-Semitism in Russia; Pamyat; Zhirinovsky
Vendor: Filmakers Library

Gentleman’s Agreement
118 min / BW General Audience / VHS / VCH00503
This is the award-winning 1947 film with Gregory Peck that underscores the subtle anti-Semitism in upper-class American society.
Subject(s): Anti-Semitism
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

The Hangman
12 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00114
Based on Maurice Ogden’s poem and narrated by Herschel Bernardi, this animated film creates a chilling metaphoric journey of the fertile soil of apathy and social responsibility.
Subject(s): Human Rights
Vendor: McGraw-Hill Training System

Hate on Trial (Part I)
80 min / color & BW 7th Grade + / VHS / VCH00525
The first part of a two-cassette documentary about the 1990 trial of Tom and John Metzger, leaders of the White Aryan Resistance (WAR). The two were charged with inciting the brutal beating murder of a young Ethiopian man in Portland, Oregon.
Subject(s): Neo-Nazis; Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Hate on Trial (Part II)
60 min / Color & BW 7th Grade + / VHS / VCH00526
The second part of a two-part documentary about the 1990 trial of Tom and John Metzger for inciting the brutal beating murder of a young Ethiopian man in Portland, Oregon by three skinhead members of the White Aryan Resistance (WAR).
Subject(s): Neo-Nazis; Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

How We’re Different & Alike
10 min / Color 4th Grade+ / VHS / VCH00548
The video guides children to an understanding of the factors determining differences among people’s physical and psychological make-ups.
Subject(s): Prejudice Reduction
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
96 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00267
Adapted by Maya Angelou from her best-selling autobiography, this moving production sensitively depicts her childhood in the South during the Depression. Vividly portraying the pervasive racism of the time, this video documents Angelou’s personal triumph over hate and violence.
Subject(s): Racial Prejudice; Fiction; African-American
Vendor: Zenger Video

The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America
30 min / Color & B/W 7th Grade+ / VHS / VCH00499
This award-winning documentary narrated by James Whitmore examines the history, ideology, and present-day activities of the Ku Klux Klan. (NOTE: Due to racist content, students should be fully prepared before viewing this program.)
Subject(s): Klu Klux Klan; Racial Prejudice – U.S.A.
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

A Long Night’s Trial
53 min / Color & B/W Adult / VHS / VCH00394
A Russian Jew, Menachem Beilis, was accused of the ritual murder of a Christian child. Through the story of his trial, this film offers insights into the social climate and the origins and development of anti-Semitism. Witness the famous trial. See authentic archive footage of the people involved of war-torn Europe and of the first settlers in Israel. Narrated by a Russian Jew grappling with his identity in a world fraught with prejudice, this film is a fascinating view of the background to European anti-Semitism. In Russian and English.
Subject(s): Anti-Semitism
Vendor: Dolp Video Ltd.

The Lottery
18 min / Color 7th Grade + / VHS / VCH00517
An adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s short-story of ritual sacrifice in an American farming community, this morality tale opens the door to fruitful discussion about human motivations and their sometimes horrific consequences.
Subject(s): Mass Psychology; Community Violence
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Molly’s Pilgrim
24 min / Color 4th grade-6th grade / VHS / VCH00247
This is the story of a young Russian Jewish girl who has emigrated to America with her parents to escape religious persecution. Instead of finding friendly peers in America, she encounters a group of insensitive classmates who make fun of her ethnic mannerisms.
Subject(s): Religious Persecution – Russia
Vendor: Phoenix Films & Video Inc.

The Murder of Mary Phagan (Part I)
110 min / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00527
Starring Jack Lemmon, this film is based on the 1913 murder of Mary Phagan, a teen-age factory worker. Leo Frank, the Jewish factory manager falsely accused of the murder and subsequently lynched by anti-Semitic mobs, became the cause-celebre of this horrid affair, and was defended by Georgia
Governor John Slaton, who put his political career at risk by speaking up for Leo Frank.
Subject(s): Racial Prejudice; Anti-Semitism in the United States
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

The Murder of Mary Phagan (Part II)
112 min / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00528
Part II of the film about the 1913 trial of Leo Frank for the murder of a teenage worker in the factory he managed in Georgia. Frank was falsely accused of the crime of murdering the young girl and he was subsequently lynched by a crazed anti-Semitic mob. Jack Lemmon stars in the role of Georgia Governor John Slaton, who courageously risked his political career to support Leo Frank.
Subject(s): Anti-Semitism in the United States
Vendor: Social Studies School Service