Human Rights Videos
Bullying: What to Do About It
60 min; 7-12; Communication, Current Issues, Guidance, Human Rights; Produced by: Maine Public Television (2000)
Explores who is at risk to be a bully, or to be a bully's victim. Viewers will discuss how the seeds of this problem can occur in preschool or even earlier, and learn how some students - from the Attorney General's Civil Rights Team Project and other innovative programs - are leading the movement to rid Maine 's schools of bullying. The program also features a panel of experts and students, along with a mini-documentary, with information and resources on how to cope with this growing problem.
Live or Learn
30 min.; 9-12; Current Issues, Guidance, Human Rights; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting (30 min.)
Provides some perspective on the needs and realities of homeless teenagers, as related to the society which has produced them. Through talking to the teens directly, to the staff of two centers which attempt to meet their needs, to their teachers, and to public agency officials attempting to address the legal mandates of education, the producers find no ultimate answers or solutions: but rather call attention to an increasingly widespread and complex problem.
Seeds of Peace Speech
30 min.; 9-12; Current Issues, Human Rights, Self-Awareness; Maine Public Television, Lewiston, ME (2002)
John Wallach, founder of Seeds of Peace addresses the Maine Legislature. He talks about the camp he developed in 1993 in Otisfield , Maine , after the first attack on the World Trade Center . He discusses how teenagers are brought together from all backgrounds and various countries to inspire hope and encourage peace; to overcome fear and hatred. He gives personal accounts of how the camp has changed the lives of several teenagers and their views on people they once held hatred for.
Seeking Solutions in Maine
60 min.; 9-12; Criminal Justice, Current Issues, Human Rights; Produced by: Maine Public Television (1999)
This live program focuses on how individuals are leading community efforts to fight domestic violence, youth violence, and hate crimes in Maine . Hosted by Don Carrigan, Seeking Solutions in Maine also offers a panel of community leaders in Maine who are working to curb crime.
What About Lindsay?
60 min.; 9-12; Current Issues, Health, Human Rights, Maine Studies; Produced by: Maine Public Television (1998)
This documentary features Maine citizens with developmental disabilities living successfully in their communities. It focuses on their daily routines, including finding work, paying bills, making friends, finding someone to love, feeling a sense of community, and having a home.
Words Count with Mark Brown
60 min.; K-12; Communication, Current Issues, Guidance, Human Rights; Produced by: Maine Public Television (2000)
Recorded before a live audience at Brunswick High School's Crooker Theater, Words Count with Mark Brown addresses the issues of tolerance, diversity, name calling, teamwork and relationship building.