This week we added to the library catalog several notable titles from Docuseek, a robust collection of streaming video documentaries from top distributors like Bullfrog Films, First Run Features, and dGenerate Films. All of them are available to USF students, faculty and staff. Some of the latest additions are:
’63 Boycott– Connects the massive 1963 Chicago Public Schools boycott to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.
Border South – Every year hundreds of thousands of migrants make their way along the trail running from southern Mexico to the US border. Fragmented stories assemble a vivid portrait of the thousands of immigrants who disappear along the trail.
Casting the First Stone – Focuses on six women in a small town in Pennsylvania, where very different life experiences have shaped conflicting values and beliefs about abortion, who regularly confront each other from opposite sides of a police barricade.
Cooked – In the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, 739 Chicago residents- mostly elderly and black- died over the course of one week. This film reveals how class, race, and zip code predetermine unequal response and recovery to environmental disaster.
Day One – follows a group of teenage refugees from war-torn countries, enrolled at a unique public school for refugees and immigrants in St. Louis, Missouri, where dedicated educators guide them through an inspirational program mixing academics, healing and trauma intervention.
Dong – The great filmmaker Jia Zhangke travels with acclaimed painter Liu Xiaodong to Thailand where they meet workers in the throes of social turmoil.
There’s lots more to view at Docuseek.