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"Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."

-Arundhati Roy

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Media Education Foundation

Media Education Foundation, which makes "documentary films, challenging media" is a great resource for materials that expose and examine the effects of capitalism on the human psyche. Below is a tiny sampling of their videos, many of which can be found online free.

Consuming Kids
The Commercialization of Childhood

"Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine..."

Generation M
Misogyny in Media & Culture

"The film tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: including the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, and the harsh, patronizing caricatures of femininity and feminism that reverberate throughout the mainstream of American popular culture."

Tough Guise (Unabridged)
Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity

"While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has until recently remained largely invisible. Tough Guise is the first educational video geared toward college and high school students to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century."

Killing Us Softly
Advertising's Image of Women

"One of the films that struck me the most was 'Killing Us Softly', the documentary on how advertising and the whole media in general can basically run this entire world." --Essayist

Killing Us Softly 4 is available at

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