Archive for the ‘Documentaries’ Category
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
We help documentary film makers by participating in their films. One successful documentary was Murder By Proxy.
Filmmakers Sheila Dvorak and Jay Galione, produced Gone Postal: The Documentary. Jay’s father’s experience as a proud postal worker watching the destruction by politicians of the USPS inspired the film. We met Jay and Sheila when they filmed our reaction to the manufactured crises in the Postal Service.
Let’s all help fund completion of this worthy project on Indiegogo. (WBI supporters generously funded the 2014 US Workplace Bullying Survey on Indiegogo.) Please help these filmmakers.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
The documentary, Murder by Proxy, of which we have written extensively runs Thurs. Oct 18 on the Documentary Channel. You can purchase a copy of the film from the website.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
By Jay Galione, Director, Gone Postal
I sifted through the barrage of news stories on the Postal “default” last week hoping to find some real journalism. Sadly, I didn’t. Instead, I came across the same tired citations from official sources like the Postmaster General, the National Union heads, and the players in Congress.
Here’s the skinny: Wracked with a financial burden imposed by the Bush administration* the Postal Service defaults on a multibillion dollar annual payment, following the greatest recession since The Great Depression.
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
We called it schematic processing back when I taught psychology in university. People outside the cognitive social sciences knew it as selective attention. Now the phenomenon is called motivated reasoning. It explains how people on two different sides of an issue can be so certain of their arguments in defense of their positions. Opinions serve as the filter through which evidence is weighed.
“Rational” people, those of us who still believe in the Enlightenment (as all of the U.S. Founding Fathers did and most liberal arts college graduates used to), think facts are facts, that arguments can be won by emphasizing objective unmistakable facts. But in our polarized society, opinions, passed off as facts, muddy facts to the point of unrecognizeability. The other side simply denies the facts by saying that your reality is simply not true. They base their opposition on privately held beliefs (their reasoning is based on other motivations than truth seeking, for example, fear of people trying to harm them or to take their guns away or to force them to become homosexuals, etc.). Thus, rational thought has to be made conditional, “rational” in other words.
A most sickening example happened on Friday June 1.
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Bully: The Sequel
By Cindy Waitt and Dr. Alan Heisterkamp, Huffington Post, May 15, 2012
Cindy Waitt is the Executive Director of the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention and Executive Producer of the documentary “Bully”. She co sponsored the first U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute in 2007, and, with her brother, Ted, has been a lead supporter of Futures without Violence’s campaign “Coaching Boys into Men” and Jackson Katz’s “Mentors in Violence Prevention” for the past decade. She is Executive Producer, with Gloria Steinem and Kit Gruelle, of the upcoming documentary “Private Violence: the anti battering movement in America”.
Both Cindy and Alan are WBI colleagues. WIVP made it possible for the Sioux City Schools to become the first district in the U.S. to adopt our workplace bullying prevention and correction program.
Read their essay below.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
By SAM LOGAN KHALEGHI, The Oakland Press (MI), Sunday, May 6, 2012
An interview with the filmmaker behind Murder By Proxy, the documentary.
Monday, February 13th, 2012
Feb 13th 2012
The Moderate Voice
The phrase “going postal” has become part of American culture since those awful days in the early to mid-80s when there were news accounts of mass murders at American post offices — murders usually committed by employees or former employees. Wikipedia even has an entry on the expression “going postal” — which explains:
“The expression derives from a series of incidents from 1983 onward in which United States Postal Service (USPS) workers shot and killed managers, fellow workers, and members of the police or general public in acts of mass murder. Between 1986 and 1997, more than forty people were gunned down by spree killers in at least twenty incidents of workplace rage.”