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Academic Video OnlineThis link opens in a new windowAcademic Video Online delivers more than 67,000 titles spanning a range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. It includes documentaries, films, demonstrations, and other content types. Films in the Boston University Libraries catalog are licensed to Boston University for educational and research use only, for BU students, faculty, and staff.
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BU Libraries Search (BULS)This link opens in a new windowBU Libraries Search provides a single place to search for a wide variety of academic material provided by the library. The material covered by the search includes books, journals, scores, video and audio recordings, and other physical items held by the library. The search also covers ebooks and ejournals owned by the library, as well as online material provided by the library from a variety of sources.
Ethnographic Video Online, Volume I-II: Foundational FilmsThis link opens in a new windowEthnographic Video Online, Vol. I-II: Foundational Films contains classic and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries and shorts from every continent, providing teachers visual support to introduce and contextualize hundreds of cultural groups and practices around the world.
Films in the Boston University Libraries catalog are licensed to Boston University for educational and research use only, for BU students, faculty, and staff.
Buried Above Ground (streaming, Academic Video Online)Follows three Americans who are fighting ongoing battles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Luis, a combat veteran and author who has emerged as a leading advocate for PTSD awareness; Erundina, a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence who has battled addiction and relapse for many years; and, Ashley, a New Orleans resident whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and returned to confront the aftermath.
Allen v. Farrow (streaming, Academic Video Online)Allen v. Farrow goes behind decades of sensational headlines to reveal the private story of one of Hollywood’s most notorious and public scandals: the accusation of sexual abuse against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then seven-year-old daughter with Mia Farrow. Examining the shattering effects of trauma on a family, the series chronicles the former Hollywood power couple’s subsequent custody trial, the revelation of Allen’s relationship with Farrow’s daughter,
Soon-Yi, and the controversial aftermath in the years that followed. Ultimately, Allen v. Farrow is a haunting depiction of the skepticism and backlash that can result from an accusation.
Grief, Trauma and Victims of Crime (streaming, Kanopy)Trauma Loss and Grief - Victims of Crime is a timely representation of the experiences of victims of crime, and its impact on their lives. Their stories will evoke emotions, raise awareness and consciousness for all who view it, and contribute greatly to a broader community understanding of the issues and support needs of victims of crime.
This Speaking From Experience program offers offer first-hand accounts from people who have experienced the affects of crime.
Fly By Light - Young People Overcoming the Trauma in Their Lives (streaming, Academic Video Online)Fly By Light is an intimate exploration of young people seeking to overcome the violence in their lives and create a new path for their future by connecting to a world outside their neighborhoods.. In Washington, DC, where high school dropout rates average 40%, a group of teenagers participates in an ambitious peace education youth program that takes them out of their tough neighborhoods and into the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. For the first time in their lives, Mark, Asha, Martha, and Corey play in mountain streams, sing under the stars, and confront the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect of their past.. The week-long outing is part of the 9 month Fly By Light program that uses nature immersion, music, art, conflict resolution, and social-emotional learning techniques to help young people overcome the trauma, grief and anger they often hold inside – and that holds them back
Boys and Men Healing: From Child Sexual Abuse (streaming, Academic Video Online)This powerful documentary reveals the epidemic of sexual abuse of boys and its impact on both the individuals and their families. It highlights the importance of male survivors being healed and speaking out to end sexual abuse.The film features male survivors who are of diverse race, socio-economic status and sexual orientation.
Working with Women Survivors of Trauma and Abuse (dvd)n Working With Women Survivors of Trauma and Abuse, Dr. Laura S. Brown shows her approach to treating female clients who have been traumatized or abused. Women are more likely than men to experience interpersonal trauma, including sexual assault and partner violence, and they also process traumatic or abusive events in a distinct way, mediated by their biology and by women's socialization. Dr. Brown discusses and demonstrates her approach of creating a safe environment for traumatized clients, teaching self-care, and helping clients to process and integrate the trauma. In this session, Dr. Brown draws on her feminist theoretical orientation to treatment as she works with a woman from an abusive family system, focusing on empowering the client and validating the client's experiences.
The wounds we cannot see (streaming, Academic Video Online)Former U.S. Navy Airman Nancy Ross was violently raped during her service in 1988, and she has struggled with addiction and depression since that time. Although Nancy has undergone extensive therapy, she still lives in constant fear of the future.
Untouchable (streaming, Kanopy)When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed.
The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile.
The ACE Study I: Childhood Trauma and Adult Health (streaming, Kanopy)"I think of my training as a medical student; I learned nothing of this. I think every medical student should be taught about adverse childhood experiences, abuse, violence, and neurodevelopment, and how the consequences will lay hidden right in front of their eyes unless it's a standard part of medical care to inquire about it."- Robert Anda, MD This video discusses the ACE Study's origins, findings, and the consequences of adaptive behaviors.
Overcoming Trauma : Altruism Born of Suffering (streaming, Academic Video Online)Being a victim of violence can lead to severe psychological consequences, including post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety. It can also lead to violence against others. But there are alternatives to these negative reactions. Dr. Staub addresses the need to overcome trauma from a positive perspective, namely, how victims of violence can become caring and helpful to others, and what happens when they do. Counselors and graduate students will gain incredible insight into this concept of "Altruism born of Suffering" and the research that Dr. Staub has conducted.
Agnus Dei: Lamb of God (2011) (streaming, Academic Video Online)Agnus Dei is a courageous documentary on the thorny subject of pedophilia in the Catholic Church. As an 11 - year - old altar boy, Jesús, now 26, was abused by a priest. After years of silence, he decides not only to bring criminal charges against his aggressor, but to confront him in the flesh.
Frontline: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan (streaming PBS)In Afghanistan today an ancient tradition has re-emerged, it's called Bacha Bazi, translated literally as, boy play. Boys, some as young as eleven, are dressed in woman's clothes, taught to sing and dance for the entertainment of male audiences, and then sold to the highest bidder or traded among the men for sex. The Afghan authorities responsible for stopping these crimes are sometimes themselves complicit in the practice.
Stress: Portrait of a Killer (dvd)In this revelatory film, discoveries occur in an extraordinary range of places, from baboon troops on the plains of East Africa to the office cubes of government bureaucrats in London to neuroscience labs at the nation's leading research universities. Groundbreaking research reveals surprising facts about the impact of stress on our bodies: how it can shrink our brains, add fat to our bellies and even unravel our chromosomes. Understanding how stress works can help us figure out ways to combat it and mitigate negative impacts on our health.
Hidden Battles (streaming, Academic Video Online)How does killing change the person who pulls the trigger? Hidden Battles is a dramatic and deeply intimate documentary about the psychological impact of war on five soldiers. Representing a cross-section of nationality, gender, class, and race, these soldiers unveil intimate memories about a central act of combat - killing another human being. Consciously apolitical but deeply psychological, Hidden Battles examines the strength and struggles of men and women who have killed and how they create a life for themselves afterwards.
Operation Proper Exit (streaming, Academic Video Online)Operation Proper Exit brings U.S. troops, gravely injured on the battlefield, back to Iraq to confront their haunting memories and, hopefully, get past them. Scott Pelley profiles this unusual program through the eyes of several wounded warriors - still struggling with PTSD, amputations, and other injuries - as they travel back to the place their nightmares were born.
Of Men and War: Recovery Efforts of Veterans Suffering from PTSD (streaming, Kanopy)Shot over five years, OF MEN AND WAR gives perhaps the most in-depth look at the recovery efforts of veterans suffering from PTSD. Through unprecedented access to their lives at home and intensely vivid footage of some therapy sessions, director Laurent Becue-Renard unveils the gripping, upsetting reality that is the daily life of most war veterans
The War Within (streaming, Academic Video Online)May 22, 2014 - The VA has implemented new therapies to help the thousands of veterans suffering from PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Scott Pelley and 60 Minutes cameras get a rare look inside these sessions.
The Invisible War (dvd)Can you win a war when the battles are hardly acknowledged? This hard-hitting documentary explores the phenomenon of rape within theranks of the United States military—and the traumas suffered by those who find themselves not only in danger of being killed by the enemy, but being viciously assaulted by their own comrades-in-arms. This blistering film focuses on the testimonies of several servicewomen brave enough to recount their stories
Frontline: The Wounded Platoon (dvd)FRONTLINE tells the dark tale of the men of Third Platoon, CharlieCompany, 1st battalion of the 506th infantry; and how the war followedthem home. It is a story of heroism, grief, vicious combat,depression, drugs, alcohol and brutal murder; an investigation intothe Army's mental health services; and a powerful portrait of whatmultiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation ofyoung American soldiers.