Political Science


New! Benito Mussolini 54 min.

This episode of The Dictator's Playbookfocuses on Italy's Benito Mussolini. Meet the man who created fascism, an ideology that would plunge all of Europe into darkness.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Idi Amin 54 min.

This episode of The Dictator's Playbookexplores how Idi Amin used military force to seize power and build his 1970s dictatorship in Uganda.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Goodbye, Congress: A Vice News Tonight Special 27 min.

Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, sits down with 15 retiring or resigning members of Congress to find out what it’s like to serve and why they’re leaving.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Marxists 53 min.

Karl Marx’s revolutionary ideas literally changed the world. His far-reaching analyses and theories have inspired millions of people to become politically active. After the collapse of many socialist regimes, Marx’s popularity waned, but the financial crisis of 2008 has caused a re-emergence of his ideas. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, this documentary explores changes and developments in...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Is Brexit Definitely Going To Happen? 8 min.

On 29 March 2019, Britain will officially leave the European Union. It's a historic moment, no country has ever left the EU before. But some campaigners believe it's not too late to stop Brexit from happening. Are they right? And how would it work anyway? The Guardian's political correspondent Jessica Elgot explores whether Brexit is in fact inevitable Correction: Ece Özlem Atikcan is an assistant...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Dark Money 98 min.

Dark Money examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow a local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

FRONTLINE: Separated: Children at the Border 54 min.

What's happened to the more than 2,000 families who were separated after crossing the U.S. border unlawfully in 2018? How did immigration policy in America reach this point? This program examines immigration policy under the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of "zero tolerance" and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi 57 min.

Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores 10 of the most divisive questions facing Americans today. Short profiles illuminating the issues of the day will be woven together with responses from world leaders, elected officials, celebrities and a wide range of citizens of different ages and backgrounds.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Automation Will Crash Democracy: A Debate 96 min.

With automation poised to displace workers in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and beyond, technology will likely disrupt labor patterns around the world. As people lose their jobs to robots, some argue, the gap between rich and poor will widen, distrust in government and democratic institutions will grow, and dangerous, authoritarian ideas will spread. But others argue that technology has dis...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Globalization Has Undermined America's Working Class: A Debate 79 min.

In recent decades, globalization has ushered in an era of free trade, fluid borders, and unparalleled corporate profits. The reduction of barriers among states and their economies, advocates argue, has enriched nations and expanded opportunities for workers and consumers around the world. But in the United States, jobs are disappearing, opponents charge, and from construction zones to clerical off...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018