Media Education Foundation
Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. The specters of global climate change, dwindling resources, and endless war now haunt the very future of the planet and human civilization. Our ability to transform these current realities will depend on whether we are willing and able to imagine other possible futures.
The project of the Media Education Foundation has always been informed by just this: the notion that language — and, by extension, images — define the limits, and possibilities, of human imagination and thought. The stakes have never been higher, and the necessity for education never more crucial. From films about the commercialization of childhood and the subtle, yet widespread, effects of pornography, pop-cultural misogyny and sexism, to titles that deal with the devastating effects of rapacious consumerism and the wars for oil that it drives, they offer resources designed to help spark discussion about some of the most pressing, and complicated, issues of our time, in one of the last independent spheres left in the society: the classroom. Their aim is to inspire students to think critically and in new ways about the hyper-mediated world around them.
Media Education Foundation offers six different collections for possible subscription access. Click the links below for more information about each collection. Note that all Media Education Foundation collections are hosted on the Kanopy platform, but subscriptions provide unlimited access to users without Kanopy’s typical demand-driven acquisition model.
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For access contact James Wiser, Library Consortium Director, 916.800.2175.