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What is Films on Demand
Films On Demand is a streaming video platform which provides educational films that can be shown in their entirety without fear of copyright and can be incorporated into your classroom or online curriculum via Blackboard.
Select Films on Human Rights
Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television Series
Featuring American journalist and NPR and PBS foreign correspondent, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, this classic 56-part series was originally produced to open people’s eyes to human rights issues around the world. Today, this hard-hitting series provides historical and cultural perspective while expanding understanding of these often-complex situations. 56-part series, 25-27 minutes each.
The Amendments to the Constitution: Bill of Rights and Beyond Series
Much of the success of the U.S. Constitution can be attributed to the way the document has changed to meet the needs of the American people. Since 1787, 27 proposed amendments have been ratified, and they tell some of the most important stories in American political, social, and cultural history. This comprehensive three-part series explores each amendment, its origins, its real-world applications, its history of interpretation in the nation’s courts, and its implications for the future. Combining computer graphics, original live-action video, historical artwork, and archival footage with narration and interviews, each program reveals an important chapter in the ongoing history of the U.S. Constitution. A Cambridge Educational Production. 3-part series, 43–61 minutes each.