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Videos - Social Problems: Library Materials

Sex Trafficking in America

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Neumann, Jezza. “Sex Trafficking in America.” FRONTLINE, 2019, Accessed 25 June 2019.


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“Addiction.” Films Media Group, 2018, Accessed 29 Apr. 2019.

Documenting Hate: New American Nazis

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“Documenting Hate: New American Nazis.” FRONTLINE, 2018,

Left Behind America - Frontline 2018

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Left Behind America. (2018, September 11). Retrieved from

Trafficked in America

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Consent on Campus

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Consent on Campus: A Nightline Event. Films Media Group, 2016


My Reality: A Hidden America

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My Reality: A Hidden America. Films Media Group, 2017.


Warning: This Drug May Kill You

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Warning: This Drug May Kill You. Films Media Group, 2017.


Social Problems - Videos from Frontline on PBS [Free on the web]

Chasing Heroin

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(2016, February 26). Retrieved June 27, 2017, from

Fantasy Sports Gamble

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(2016, February 9). Retrieved June 27, 2017, from


Policing the Police

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(2016, June 28). Retrieved June 27, 2017, from


Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

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(2016, January 6). Retrieved June 27, 2017, from


Rape on the Nightshift

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(2015, June 23). Retrieved June 27, 2017, from


Risky Drinking

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Risky Drinking. Films Media Group, 2016.

Image: DVD Cover for the Talk: Race in America 363.23089 T146 DVD (Fort Atkinson)

The Talk: Race in America. (2017) A two-hour film about "the talk" that parents have with their children of color (primarily boys) to teach them how to act around the police in order to remain safe.
Image: DVD Cover of Cape Cod, Heroin USA 362.2930973 H559 DVD

Heroin, Cape Cod, USA takes an unsparing look at the lives of several young people in their early 20s gripped by heroin addiction, living a seemingly endless existence of getting high while cycling through stages of rehab, recovery and relapse. The film also chronicles the impact of the crisis on the community of Cape Cod.


Not in our Town DVD cover364.15 N899 DVD

Not in Our Town follows a community in crisis after the fatal attack of a local immigrant resident in 2008. 


Vaccines: calling the shots DVD cover614.47 V11N DVD

Vaccines : calling the shots examines diseases that were largely eradicated in the U.S. a generation ago - including whooping cough, measles, mumps - are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots.


coverart inequality for all330.973 I42 DVD

Inequality for All examines economics professor and Clinton Administration cabinet member Robert Reich's crusade to expose the problem of income inequality in the United States.


Out in Silence DVD cover306.848 O94 DVD

Out in Silence tells the story of Joe Wilson as he returns to his hometown of Oil City, Pa., after his wedding announcement appears in his small hometown newspaper causes controversy, and he receives a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen who is being tormented in school. Challenges viewers to rethink their values and close the gaps that divide communities on this controversial issue.


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Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor. Call number: 320.56 W442 DVD (Truax)