The clip from the Big Enough lesson plan shows some of the history of representation of dwarves, and explains how they are identified. The film provides students with an opportunity to explore and discuss issues of identity, stereotypes and diversity in our society/culture. Students will examine the impact intolerance has on groups in our society by hearing from people of small stature in the film and by examining their own self-identities and how they may have been influenced by society and external definitions.
Filmmaker Jan Krawitz revisits some of the subjects who appear in her 1982 film, Little People. Through a prism of "then and now," she contrasts the youth of these individuals affected with dwarfism with their lives 20 years later.
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.
A group of Syrian women explain that the biggest challenges for women in the Muslim world stem not from conservative religious behaviors but from the cultural norms advocated by conservative male clerics.