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POV talks with representatives from two of the Baltimore-based programs featured in the film to find out what makes their programs successful and their recommendations for other cities struggling with recidivism.
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Granito: How To Nail A Dictator Feature Films
The extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice.
In this lesson, students will look at one of those concepts: cruel and unusual punishments. In particular, they will use a lesson focused on the relationship between evidence and opinion as they examine whether or not prolonged solitary confinement should be declared unconstitutional based on the Eighth Amendment.
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Feature Films
This provocative film lifts the veil on a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s "number one domestic terrorism threat."
Give Up Tomorrow Trailer
A riveting exposé of corruption and injustice in the Philippines, chronicling a sensational murder case that ends a nation’s use of capital punishment — but fails to free an innocent man.
In this lesson, students will investigate how press coverage of criminal trials has the potential to influence public opinion and the rights of the accused. Using a video case study of a trial in the Philippines, the class will first discuss how a man was characterized in the media following his arrest, and then analyze the coverage of the trial and verdict.
Better This World Feature Films
The story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention, is a dramatic tale of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal.