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Films on Demand

Birth and Death Life Cycle of Language
It is predicted that within a century more than half of the world's languages will become extinct, but as languages are lost, new ones emerge naturally or are constructed. Experts discuss current language trends and offer their opinions on which languages may emerge as front-runners of the future.

Borderless: The Lives of Undocumented Workers
This program provides an intimate look inside the lives of two non-status migrant laborers and exposes some of the hidden costs of sustaining the "first world" economy. 

TEDTalks, Phillip Atiba Goff - How we can make Racism a Solvable Problem -- and Improve Policing
In an actionable talk, Phillip Atiba Goff shares his work at the Center for Policing Equity, an organization that helps police departments diagnose and track racial gaps in policing in order to eliminate them.