Category: Video

Free Speech for Hamsters

This clip presents, in an accessible and humorous way, some of the issues surrounding free speech. It could be used to introduce a lesson or lessons on free speech. Teachers might use it in different ways, depending on the ages of the students.

The Ethics of DIY Enhancement

Is it morally acceptable to attempt to enhance yourself by self-experimentation? Anders Sandberg discusses the ethics surrounding Lepht Anonym, a DIY biohacker who modifies her own body in an attempt to augment it. The article is accompanied by a link to a lecture by Lepht Anonym explaining what she does.

Masterminds The Forgers Art

A video about John Drewe, someone who pulled off the biggest art fraud in U.K. history. Questions can be asked after watching the video such as: If the experts were convinced that the paintings were genuine then should they not be considered of equal aesthetic value to actually genuine paintings by the alleged artist? If […]

Century of the Self

Title: Century of the Self Director: Adam Curtis Distributor: BBC From the producers: The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests? Sigmund Freud’s work into the […]

Hellish Work

This short clip presents the outrageous treatment of migrant workers in Kazakhstan. It deals with issues such as human rights, child labour, exploitation, and corporate responsibility. It effectively demonstrates how globally interconnected we all are, and the ways in which NGOs and corporations can encourage positive change.

Oh My God

Oh My God is a documentary in which an inquisitive filmmaker asks people from all walks of life and all over the world from celebrities, priests, atheists to everyday people the question What is God? The range of thoughtful responses, combined with beautiful cinematography and music, make this a fascinating film to show students of […]

Invest in Women

This short clip outlines the ways in which giving rights and opportunities to individuals can improve their lives, their society, and our world. Teachers might use this beautiful clip to get students thinking about rights, responsibility, and feminist conceptions of justice.

UN Millenium Development Goals

This short clip details the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for 2015. Teachers might use it to get students thinking about the imperatives that global poverty generates, the nature of our obligations to people in other countries, and responsibility.