Top 10: Films on Demand, June 2013


Films on Demand is an online streaming video subscription available to all Clayton State students. Last month users were busy watching the following top 10 titles:

10. Carlos Fuentes—in Spanish with English Subtitles (26 mins)
Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes offers insights into the writing of his book La Región más Transparente, the Boom and Latin American literature, the elevated importance of writers living under dictatorship, his identity as a speaker of Spanish, and the organic unity of the Spanish language.

9. When God Was a Girl: Divine Women (50 mins)
Traveling across the Mediterranean and Near East to some of the world’s oldest sacred places, in this program Bettany Hughes finds evidence that women were part of the very birth of organized religion.

8. The Human Element (47 mins)
This program explores ways for organizations to harness diversity and original thinking, unlocking the innovator in every employee or team member. Expert guests include GE’s former CEO Jack Welch, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, RLJ Companies founder Bob Johnson, and Procter & Gamble CTO Gil Cloyd. Also featured are Frans Johansson, author of The Medici Effect, and management guru Peter Sheahan.

7. Explaining Globalization (56 mins)
Everyone talks about globalization, but what does it really mean? And what are its implications for the average American? In this compilation of NewsHour segments, experts from the U.S. and abroad speak their minds on a shrinking world and an expanding global economy.

6. Racial Stereotypes in the Media (42 mins)
This program examines the relationship between mass media and social constructions of race from political and economic perspectives while looking at the effects media can have on audiences.

5. Trial by Jury (35 mins)
This video explores the origins of the jury trial, explains the jury’s crucial role in our judicial system, and introduces students to the courtroom and the process of a trial. The program is divided into the following sections: The History of Jury Trials; What Trial Juries Do; Who’s Who in the Courtroom; Qualifications for Jury Service; What Happens During a Trial; Alternatives to Jury Trials; The Grand Jury; and Pros and Cons of Jury Trials.

4. War of the Words: Divine Women (48 mins)
Was the period known as the Dark Ages in fact a golden age for women in religion? In this program, Bettany Hughes profiles some powerful medieval women and shows how religion, and the written word, was vital to their authority.

3. The Second American Revolution, Part 1 (57 mins)
In this program, Bill Moyers is joined by a distinguished couple who have long spoken for black aspirations—Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Together they re-create, in dramatic dialogue and often in original settings, the world of 20th-century black America, which was, in both its highs and lows, a world filled with signposts about America itself. This episode covers the African-American struggle from 1900 to 1920.

2. Inferential Statistics (36 mins)
Who said statistics were boring? Using magic and circus motifs, this program demonstrates the significance of probability theory and the importance of using the correct test to analyze research data.

and the number 1 Films on Demand video for June is:

1. Unearthing Evil: Archaeology in the Cause of Justice (28 mins)
This program looks at forensic archaeologist Richard Wright, whose work has greatly helped the international community in the pursuit of justice. The program shows details of his team’s findings at the Ukrainian village of Serniki, proving with such evidence as bullet manufacture and carbon dating that the SS had carried out the executions, not Stalin’s soldiers. Based on this work, Wright was asked by the UN to investigate 29 mass graves in Bosnia. The excavations helped convict the perpetrators of some of the most heinous ethnic cleansing in the Balkans.

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