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Gender Inequality Full Video (10:21)

RealChange director Sadhana Smiles talks about how gender equality at the highest levels benefits companies, how they can achieve this balance, and how women can push for higher positions.

America's Immigration Debate - Full Video (26:03)


Diversity from immigration keeps cities alive, former Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) and other leaders assert in this program; opposing views are also presented, thus summarizing America’s immigration debate...View Video.

A Revolving Door at the U.S. Border -Segment 4 of 16 (02:11)

A U.S. Border Patrol agent chases and apprehends eight men trying to cross illegally into the United States. The men are detained at a Border Patrol processing center before being returned to Mexico. View Video.

Discrimination Against Latinos -Segment 4 of 8 (03:06)

The Latino population works more hours than any other group of Americans and is paid less than any other group of Americans. In some communities, Latinos organize to address issues of discrimination.  View Video.

Inequality Segment 2 (01:31)

Economists discuss what economic inequality is, how to measure it, and its increase since the late-1970s.  View Video.

Globalization Encourages Immigration -Segment 3 of 6 (02:25)

Globalization encourages legal and illegal immigrants to seek work in industrialized nations. The developed world's social fabric is changing as millions of immigrants from third world countries move to North America and Europe.  View Video.

Racial Inequality Segment 2 (01:53)

Azeez explains how white supremacy is prevalent and accepted in Charleston. Approximately 8% of the Citadel's enrollment is African American. The students wore white sheets and sang Christmas carols.   View Video.

A World Apart: Global Inequality and its Consequences Full Video (52:10)

A growing number of environmentalists, ethicists, and economists believe that the needs of the “have-nots” will one day become too powerful to ignore. This program highlights that viewpoint, illustrating vast disparities between....   View Video.

Working Indian Caste System Segment 5 (02:28)

In Gujarat, India Sharma explains how the caste system still functions as the country’s social structure. Though discrimination by caste is technically illegal, it is almost impossible to avoid due to its bases on surnames.  View Video.

Kanopy Collection

Poor Kids Childhood Poverty in the U.S. PBS (54 Mins)

FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, Poor Kids is an is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children.

Caste: Varna and Jati Episode 5 of A History of India The Great Courses (30 mins)

The Vedic caste system is one of the most well-known aspects of Hindu society--and also one of the most misunderstood. Find out about the ancient Vedic social order (or Varnas), how it structured society, and how numerous inherited social...View Video.

A House Divided Inequality in Housing in New York City Part of the Series: America Divided (45 mins)

Norman Lear explores the housing divide in New York City, where he is confronted by one of the nation's starkest images of inequality: a record number of homeless people living in the shadows of luxury skyscrapers filled with apartments...View Video.

The End of Poverty? An Exploration of World Poverty (105 mins)

Poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies...View Video.

No Sweat Lifting the Label Behind the “Sweatshop-Free” Movement (54 mins)

An all-American tale about an all-American garment: The T-shirt. NO SWEAT takes a wild ride into the bowels of Los Angeles garment industry. Mostly undocumented workers at American Apparel and SweatX are offered better wages,...View Video.

All the Difference Young African American Men and Their College Experiences (83 mins)

Filmed over five and a half years, ALL THE DIFFERENCE weaves together the stories of two tough, yet promising young black men as they navigate broken homes and low-income, high-risk communities in Chicago. Although statistics predict...View Video.

Women are the Change Overcoming Barriers to Education in Africa (25 mins)

When you educate ordinary girls, they become extraordinary women. Only a tiny percentage of African women make it to college. Educating girls is regarded as a waste of money in most sub-Saharan countries. This is the story of six ordinary...View Video.

Don’t Get Sick After June: American Indian Healthcare (58 mins)

"Don't Get Sick After June; American Indian Healthcare" is presented by Peter Coyote with narrative quotes by August Schellenberg. Declared wards of the state, Native Americans were promised housing, education, and healthcare in...View Video.