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The Docuseek Essential Collection

The Docuseek2 Essential Collection includes the most recent and most popular titles made available for streaming on Docuseek2 from our distributors. It is capped at 800 titles. The collection is updated at the beginning of each year to make room for new titles as they are added to Docuseek2. For the most comprehensive set of films, see The Docuseek2 Complete Collection.

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The Docuseek Essential Collection includes the following titles:

The Divided Brain - imageThe Divided Brain

Explores Iain McGilchrist's pioneering exploration of the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and their effects on society, history, and culture.

Bullfrog Films | 2021 | 78 minutes | 8-12, Colleg, Adults
Entangled - imageEntangled

How climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world's most endangered species, North America's most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both.

Bullfrog Films | 2021 | 75 minutes | 9-12, College, Adults
Downstream to Kinshasa - imageDownstream to Kinshasa

Victims of the bloody Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo travel via boat to the capital to demand reparations for their injuries.

Icarus Films | 2021 | 89 minutes
What If Babel Was Just a Myth? - imageWhat If Babel Was Just a Myth?

The societies that populate the heart of the African continent form such a mosaic that it is not uncommon to meet villagers speaking six to seven languages. But how much longer will this last?

Icarus Films | 2019 | 56 minutes
Abortion Helpline - imageAbortion Helpline

At the Philadelphia abortion helpline, counselors field nonstop calls from women and teens who are seeking to end a pregnancy but can’t afford to, illustrating how economic stigma and cruel laws determine who has access to abortion in America.

Women Make Movies | 2020 | 13 minutes
Black Girl in Suburbia - imageBlack Girl in Suburbia

For many Black girls raised in the suburbs, the experiences of going to school, playing on the playground, and living day-to-day life is alienating. BLACK GIRL IN SUBURBIA looks at the suburbs of America from the perspective of women of color.

Women Make Movies | 2017 | 54 minutes
The Body Beautiful - imageThe Body Beautiful

This bold, stunning exploration of a white mother who undergoes a radical mastectomy and her Black daughter who embarks on a modeling career reveals the profound effects of body image and the strain of racial and sexual identity on their charged, intensely loving bond

Women Make Movies | 1992 | 23 minutes
Daughter Rite - imageDaughter Rite

This classic, which explores relationships between mothers and their adult daughters, illustrates the missing link between the 'direct cinema' documentaries and the later hybrids that acknowledged truth couldn't always be found in front of a camera lens.

Women Make Movies | 1978 | 53 minutes
A Jury of Her Peers - imageA Jury of Her Peers

This riveting feminist classic probes the notion of women’s victimization and justifiable homicide and opens the possibility for the creation of an alternate, feminist justice and judgment.

Women Make Movies | 1980 | 30 minutes
Profiled - imageProfiled

Profiled knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latino youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism in the U.S.

Women Make Movies | 2016 | 52 minutes

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