Words and Pictures: Documentarian Jan Haaken

Psychologist turned filmmaker Jan Haaken talks about her forays into endangered habitats, war zones, and hospitals for the criminally insane.

Listen to the interview with host S.W. Conser here

Mad in America: Trauma and Mental Health in Social Movements

In this interview with Emaline Friedman, Jan discusses her background in anti-psychiatry and other social movements and her experience liaising between theory and praxis in feminist movements, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and #MeToo. 

You can listen or read the transcript here

Not Your Final Girl : Shrinking 2020

Jan joins hosts Candace Sluder and Ariel Dyer to discuss discussing "the horrors of the body, the bonds that form family, and stuff that looks like buttholes in Sea Fever and Relic — both 2020 movies with female directors."

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You can listen here or read a transcript here



A Legal Retrospective of 2021

Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker look back on the legal terrain of 2021, taking up gains and losses around social justice reforms. Even as the Supreme Court and federal courts have been taken over by arch-conservatives, social movements have won victories, from the election of progressive prosecutors in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Native American tribes using treaty rights in defending land and water rights, to cities suing fossil fuel companies for lying about climate change.

Left and the Law: Climate Lawsuits

Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker take up the recent wave of lawsuits filed by cities and states against the oil industry in the US based on the industry's damage to communities and covering up their own scientific data on the lethal threat of fossil fuels to the planet.  Jan and Mike talk about the importance of these lawsuits in the broader climate justice movement as well as some of their legal and political challenges

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