The violence paradox / a Nova production by Little Bay Pictures, LLC for WGBH Boston ; written, produced and directed by Michael Bicks & Anna Lee Strachan
DVD | PBS | 2020 | Widescreen.

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Edition
Widescreen.
Description
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time
020000
Physical Medium
4 3/4 in.
color
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System Details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Language
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Performer
Narrator, Keith David; commentators, Steven Pinker, Richard Wrangham, Ian Morris, Ruben Mendoza.
Credits
Director of photography, Jason Longo ; editor, Rob Tinworth ; composer, Khari Mateen ; executive producers, Julia Cort, Chris Schmidt.
Note
Widescreen.
Documentary.
Program content: ©2019.
Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program "Nova" on the PBS Network in 2019.
Running time indicated on container: approximately 120 minutes; actual running time; 115 minutes.
Audience
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-14 (this program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age).
Summary
"From suicide bombings to mass shootings, the nightly news can make it seem like we live in the most violent of times. In barely a century, humanity has seen two world wars and the slaughter of millions by pitiless tyrants, not to mention civil wars, insurgencies, and terrorist attacks. But psychologist Steven Pinker argues that physical violence has been in decline for centuries, and we may be living in one of the most peaceful eras in human history. In this two-hour special, Nova examines Pinker's thesis and takes viewers on a journey through history and the human mind to explore what triggers violence and how it may have decreased over time. Taking clues from a Kenyan archaeology site, modern laboratory experiments, and even literature, researchers trace the social and neurobiological roots of human violence. They look at how forces like income equality and personal contact may curb violence 'interrupters' treat violence like a contagious disease, Nova examines evidence-based approaches to making the world more peaceful"--Container.
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Nova (Television program)
ISBN
9781531711184
1531711189
Standard No.
841887042932
Music No.
NV61903 PBS
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