This guide provides an overview of recent DVDs that may interest researchers in the Political Science and Public Policy fields. Additional titles can be accessed through the library catalog; you can search by keyword, person, or title.
Suggested keywords: women politicians, politics and government, social policy, political campaigns, educational equalization, international relations, poverty, diplomatic relations
We also provide access to a number of streaming video resources.
20th Century Politics & Presidents
Examines the people, events, and issues that shaped the U.S. in the 20th century.
Call Number: UMDVD 6162
An African Election
Provides an insider's view into the lives of the Ghanaian people and the politicians who will do anything to win.
Call Number: UMDVD 7264
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
Portrays the Obama campaign through off-the-cuff moments, strategy sessions, and interviews with volunteers.
Call Number: UMDVD 5453
Children in America's Schools with Bill Moyers
Examines the extreme range of school quality in rural, suburban, and city schools in Ohio.
Call Number: UMDVD 8315
Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed
Follows Shirley Chisholm's 1972 campaign for President (the first by an African-American woman).
Call Number: UMDVD 1254
Fear of a Black Republican
Explores whether the two-party system is failing the U.S., as well as GOP efforts in urban vs. suburban areas.
Call Number: UMDVD 8358
Follows the student council presidential campaign at a prestigious public high school in NYC.
Call Number: UMDVD 5440
He Named Me Malala
Details the young activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Call Number: UMDVD 9617
How Do Liberals and Conservatives See the World?
Talks about the psychological underpinnings of the U.S.' contentious and politically polarized culture.
Call Number: UMDVD 6970
How to Start a Revolution
Profiles Gene Sharp through interviews with key leaders of nonviolent revolutions around the world.
Call Number: UMDVD 7669
In Search of International Justice
Discusses the evolution of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Call Number: UMDVD 3040
Provides an analysis of the 2008 global financial crisis.
Call Number: UMDVD 6556
Living Broke in Boom Times: Lessons from the Movement to End Poverty
Examines activist efforts by and on the behalf of the homeless and destitute.
Call Number: UMDVD 3907
The Motherhood Manifesto
Tells the tale of what happens to working mothers and families in the U.S.
Call Number: UMDVD 6808
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
Follows the unexpected journey of Rep. Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese American elected to Congress.
Call Number: UMDVD 7147
Our Brand is Crisis
Shows how political consultants are 'spreading democracy' overseas.
Call Number: UMDVD 2366
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
Traces the creation and demise of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis, Missouri.
Call Number: UMDVD 7269
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt's influential lives.
Call Number: UMDVD 9068
Takes an unflinching look at U.S. foreign policy in Latin America in the '70s and the legacy of Pinochet.
Call Number: UMDVD 3688
Solving Black Inner-City Poverty with William Julius Wilson
Explores the problems of poverty among inner-city black populations.
Call Number: UMDVD 2989
South of the Border
Includes interviews with Hugo Chavez, Cristina Kirchner, Raul Castro, and more.
Call Number: UMDVD 6536
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
Argues that health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status and social justice issues.
Call Number: UMDVD 5047