DVD Library

Family Involvement Center has used the DVD's in this library in workshops/trainings as a gateway for discussing topics in the areas of emotional, physical and behavioral health care awareness, attitudinal bias or cultural diversity.

Here is a list of DVD's used at FIC.

Bullied (includes viewer guide)    

DVD BulliedBullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today. It can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high school. See the viewer's guide here. From Teaching Tolerance.org   Length of documentary: 40 minutes



DVD CrashOver a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city.  Length: 112 minutes, Rating: R


Do the Right Thing

DVD Do the right thingOn the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.  Length: 120 minutes, Rating: R


The Kite Runner

DVD Kite RunnerAfter spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.  Length: 127 minutes, Rating: PG-13


 Memory Keeper's Daughter, The

DVD memory keepers daughterA father separates his son from his twin sister at birth to prevent him and the mother from knowing she was born with Down syndrome. Based on the novel by Kim Edwards.  Length: 89 minutes




DVD PhiladelphiaWhen a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.  Length: 125 minutes, Rating: PG-13


 Schindler's List

DVD Schlindlers listIn Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.  Length: 196 minutes, Rating: R



 The Secret Life of Bees

DVD Secret Lifeof BeesSet in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.  Length: 110 minutes, Rating: PG-13

 Slumdog Millionaire (Includes The Shooting Script Book)

 DVD Slumdog-MillionaireA Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.  Length: 121 minutes, Rating: R

Silver Linings Playbook

SLP After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and   tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Length: 122 minutes, Rating: R


 Temple Grandin (Thinking in Pictures)

DVD Temple grandinA biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.  Length: 109 minutes



 This Emotional Life

DVD the emotional lifeThis documentary explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive people. Length: 360 minutes