Awards and Honors

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The Story of the Bill of Rights

The story about the struggle over the Bill of Rights is told in this documentary, which explains how these individual freedoms that often are taken for granted today were controversial among the founding fathers and how they were eventually ratified. Ten short videos address each of the amendments.

Gold Plaque from Chicago International Film Festival

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Magna Carta and the Constitution

This video tells the story of the origins of the Magna Carta and explores the two most important principles that it symbolizes: rule of law and due process. Students will learn how the framers interpreted and redefined the rule of law and due process when they created our Constitution. And they will understand how those rights have been expanded and protected by the U.S. Supreme Court through two landmark Supreme Court cases: U.S. v. Nixon and Powell v. Alabama.

Award of Excellence from the Best Shorts Competition

Platinum Best of Show Award from the Aurora Awards

Certificate for Creative Excellence from the U.S. International Film & Video Festival

Children's Programming finalist in the 59th CINE Gold Eagle Awards

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Freedom of the Press: New York Times v. United States

This documentary examines the First Amendment’s protection of a free press as well as the historic origins of this right and the ramifications of the landmark ruling in New York Times v. United States, the Pentagon Papers case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prior restraint is unconstitutional.

Platinum Hermes Creative Award

Clarion Award

Award of Excellence - Special Mention from Best Shorts Competition

Silver Award in Online Film & Educational Video from Davey Awards

Gold Award from CINDY Awards

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Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio

In 1957, Dollree Mapp stood up to police who tried to enter her home without a search warrant. Her act of defiance led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Mapp v. Ohio that limited police powers. This documentary explores the Fourth Amendment case in which the Court ruled that evidence illegally obtained by police is not admissible in state courts.

CINE Special Jury Award

CINE Golden Eagle Award

Clarion Award

Certificate of Merit from the Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards

Award of Excellence from the Best Shorts Competition

Chris Statuette from the Columbus International Film + Video Festival

Silver Award from the International Academy of the Visual Arts

Award of Excellence from Videographer Awards

2013 Silver Award from Davey Awards

Gold Award from the Aurora Awards

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Key Constitutional Concepts

This three-part documentary discusses why and how the Constitution was created at the Constitutional Convention, explores the protection of individuals’ rights in Gideon v. Wainwright, and examines the limits of presidential power in Youngstown v. Sawyer.

ABA Coalition for Justice Award

Aegis Award

Bronze Telly Award

CINE Golden Eagle Award

Clarion Award

Silver Hugo Award from Chicago International Film Festival

US International Film and Video Festival

Videographer Award

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Habeas Corpus: The Guantanamo Cases

One of our oldest human rights, habeas corpus safeguards individual freedom by preventing unlawful or arbitrary imprisonment. This documentary examines habeas corpus and the separation of powers in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks through four Guantanamo Bay cases: Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Rasul v. Bush, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and Boumediene v. Bush.

Award of Excellence from the Best Shorts Competition

Gold Award for Best of Show from the Aurora Awards

Silver Screen Award from the U.S. International Film & Video Festival

Gold Eagle Award from the CINE Gold Eagle Awards

Gold Award from CINDY Awards

Silver World Medal from New York Festival's International TV & Film Awards

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An Independent Judiciary: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia and Cooper v. Aaron

This documentary, featuring Justice Stephen G. Breyer and leading constitutional scholars, chronicles two key moments that defined our understanding of the role of the judiciary: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia and Cooper v. Aaron.

ABA Coalition for Justice Award

Bronze Telly Award

CINE Golden Eagle Award

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Right to Remain Silent: Miranda v. Arizona

This documentary explores the landmark Supreme Court decision Miranda v. Arizona that said criminal suspects, at the time of their arrest but before any interrogation, must be told of their Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination and Sixth Amendment right to an attorney.

CINE Golden Eagle Award

Clarion Award

Bronze World Medal from New York Festival's International Television & Film Awards

Distinguished Achievement Award from the REVERE Awards

Aurora Awards - Platinum Best of Show - Social Studies

Gold Award from CINDY Awards

Platinum Hermes Creative Awards

Award of Merit from Best Shorts Competition

Silver Screen Award from US International Film and Video Festival

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Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes a Federal Law

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and Rep. Pete Sessions (R., Texas) explain the complex process of turning a bill into federal law in discussions with high school students.

Videographer Award of Excellence

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Korematsu and Civil Liberties

This documentary explores the landmark case Korematsu v. U.S. (1944) concerning the constitutionality of presidential executive order 9066 during World War II that gave the U.S. military the power to ban thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry from areas considered important to national security.

Gold Hermes Creative Awards

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Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company

This documentary tells how an African American construction worker’s personal-injury lawsuit against his employer evolved into a landmark jury selection case Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Co. on the Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury.

CINE Golden Eagle Award

CINE Special Jury Award

CINE Master Series Award

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A Call to Act: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

This documentary tells the story of Lilly Ledbetter and her U.S. Supreme Court case Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.. Ledbetter’s fight for equal pay for equal work eventually involved all three branches of government and resulted in the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.

ABA Silver Gavel Award

Bronze Telly Award

Award of Excellence Special Mention from Best Shorts Competition

Gold Award from CINDY Awards

Clarion Award

Silver Award from the DAVEY Awards

Platinum Award from Hermes Creative Awards

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Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause

This documentary examines the case Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886) in which the Supreme Court held that noncitizens have due process rights under the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. The Court said that unequal application of a law violated the rights of a Chinese immigrant.

CINE Master Series Award

CINE Special Jury Award

CINE Golden Eagle Award

Platinum Hermes Creative Award

Bronze Telly Award

Short Documentary Film winner from Los Angeles International Film Festival

Best Documentary Short from DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival

Best Short Film from Show Me Social Justice Film Festival

Silver Hugo Award

Platinum Hermes Creative Award

Gold Camera - US International Film and Video Festival

Honorable Mention - Columbus International Film + Video Festival

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Thurgood

“Thurgood” is a production of the critically acclaimed play starring Laurence Fishburne as the nation’s first African-American Supreme Court justice.

Bronze Telly Award