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Subject: Social Justice

Justice is not always easily won for exploited children, women’s struggles, civil rights, and those who fight to reconcile the inequities and right the wrongs.

Beyond the Call

  • Director: Adrian Belic
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Production Country: United States

Three men take it upon themselves to go in and deliver aid to areas in the world that most NGOs won't or cannot access, delivering medical supplies, equipment, food, and sometimes cold hard cash to groups where even the smallest help from outside can mean the difference between life and death.

Black Gold

  • Director: Jeta Amata
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Production Country: Nigeria

In the Niger Delta, corrupt government officials and the greedy oil corporations compete with armed militants for control of rich petroleum reserves, for the fuel of the modern world. Shut out from the wealth generated by the oil but forced to live in the environment of violence and pollution it creates, the local residents seem to have no hope and no voice—that is until one woman, who is determined to stop the fighting and draw the world's attention to her beleaguered people, steps forward.

Born into Brothels (Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids)

  • Director: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Production Country: United States

In India to film a documentary about the sex workers of Kalkota, filmmakers find themselves intrigued by the children of those workers and give them cameras at first so they could record their parents; eventually, however, they make the controversial decision that photography could be a potential route out of poverty for these children.

Boys Don't Cry

  • Director: Kimberly Peirce
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Production Country: United States

Threatened by his ex-girlfriend's brother, Brandon Teena leaves home, building a new life for himself in a small Nebraska town. But when local law officers place him in the women's prison, his new friends are outraged that Brandon has concealed a secret from them; the violent solution they concoct in order to "correct" his "deviant behavior" results in great tragedy.

Chicago 10

  • Director: Brett Morgen
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Production Country: United States

Violence gradually escalates at the rallies held during the 1968 Democratic National Convention to protest President Lyndon B. Johnson's policies on the Vietnam War. The 20,000 police and National Guardsmen called in to keep the peace exacerbate the emotions and anger of the 15,000 or so protestors until full scale rioting breaks out—but only 8 people were ever charged, all of them from among the protestors.

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