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Between friends and family - Richard Jacob Dillwood
Publication Date: 2013
In 2008, Rick was in his first year of film school when his neighbors, Mel and Carey, asked if he would be willing to help them to start a family. He agreed, and after having some conversations and signing a contract, officially became their known donor. During the first pregnancy, Rick became interested in personal documentaries and asked Mel and Carey if they would be willing to let him make a film about their process of becoming mothers. At the time, the three thought they were making a film that would be informative for other people starting families in similar circumstances. After three years, what began as a film school project evolved into a personal narrative of emotional growth, risk, and change that explores boundaries and the gray area Between Friends and Family.
(68 minutes)

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Raw visions: Art of survival - Snowflake Video Productions
Publication Date: 2012
Raw Visions: Art of Survival is a documentary based upon Survivors Art Foundation and its mission of healing through art. This compelling film exhibits the artists' creativity by exposing their most profound inner visions and truth, and raises public awareness by creating an atmosphere of acceptance for the survivor artists. These artists are working through their own personal journeys, and include trauma survivors with physical, emotional, psychological, and cultural disabilities.
Contains mature themes and artwork portraying nudity.
(86 minutes)

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Solving for X: A quantitative approach to human rights data - Acme Art
Publication Date: 2013
Solving for X is a feature-length documentary about the quantitative approach to human rights data. The film documents the work of Dr. Patrick Ball, leader of the Benetech Human Rights Data Analysis Group. Based in Silicon Valley, Ball and his team travel the world helping human rights supporters apply sophisticated computer analysis to human rights events.
(71 minutes)

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Hidden treasures of African art - Digital Right Group Limited
Publication Date: 2011
Program host Griff Rhys Jones continues his quest to understand non-Western art forms by travelling to West Africa. The investigation starts on Mali’s Bandiagara Escarpment, a hub of Dogon civilization, which invests certain carvings and sculptures with spiritual significance. Wondering if belief in the power of these objects can survive the march of modernity, Jones shifts his focus to Accra, the capital of Ghana. There he encounters further reasons to think of art in the context of time’s passage, as he learns more about invention and creativity on the continent that gave birth to the human species.
(59 minutes)

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Hidden treasures of Australian art - Digital Right Group Limited
Publication Date: 2011
rossing the strait between Papua New Guinea and the northernmost shores of Queensland, Australia, program host Griff Rhys Jones meets a culture that was for centuries cut off from the rest of the world. The intriguing, stunningly creative objects produced by Torres Strait Islander artists are infused with mystery and a sense of magic—indeed, their perceived power is so closely guarded that many in the community are reluctant to have them seen by outsiders.
(59 minutes)

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Hidden treasures of Indian art - Digital Right Group Limited
Publication Date: 2011
In this program, host Griff Rhys Jones goes to India in search of exquisite, traditionally made textiles. In the state of Gujarat, Jones goes off the beaten track to the towns and villages of the North West plains and discovers how centuries-old printing, dyeing, and embroidering techniques are still cornerstones in a way of life. Then it’s on to the heart of one of India’s most ethnically distinct and tradition-bound societies, the Rabari. Here, Jones is confronted with another complex question: can the custom of spending decades making dowry gifts survive in today’s mass-produced, instant-gratification world?
(59 minutes)

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I am the river: Maori heritage on the auction block - EMC Consulting PTY Ltd/ Flame
Publication Date: 2010
When a trove of high-quality negatives dating back to the 19th century surfaced in a New Zealand attic, the discovery sparked much controversy over cultural sensitivity and ownership rights. In the manner of the famous Curtis photographs of Native Americans, the images depicted individual Maori people and had been used as tourist postcards during the Victorian Era’s craze for all things “exotic.” This program documents the discovery of William Partington’s Whanganui River photos, using commentary from the Auckland auctioneers who recognized their historical and artistic value, and from the Maoris—direct descendants of the people in the photos—who fought to halt their sale.
(51 minutes)

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Effective schools - Seven Dimensions
Publication Date: 2009
Educating children is easier when students are happy and motivated to learn. This video will show how to implement practical strategies like parental and student involvement in strategic planning, facilitating parental focus groups, developing student leadership, mediation programs, and developing strategies to eliminate bullying in order to bring everyone into the process. Educators will be able to focus on continuous improvements and teach with purpose.
(15 minutes)

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Another night on earth - Scorpion TV
Publication Date: 2012
Cairo, a city in the midst of Egypt’s revolution, has the worst traffic in the world. Stuck in endless traffic jams, passengers and taxi drivers debate over their nation’s present and future. This film examines the outlooks and problems influencing a people in the midst of dramatic social change.
(52 minutes)

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Beyond elections: Redefining democracy in the Americas - MVD entertainment group
Publication Date: 2008
In 1989, the Brazilian Workers' Party altered the concept of local government when they installed participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre, allowing residents to participate directly in the allocation of city funds. Ten years later, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was swept into power with the promise of granting direct participation to the Venezuelan people, who later formed tens of thousands of self-organized communal councils. In the Southern Cone, cooperative and recuperated factory numbers have grown, and across the Americas social movements and constitutional assemblies are taking authority away from the ruling elites and putting power into the hands of their members and citizens.
(114 minutes)

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Haiti: Year zero - SW Pictures LTD
Publication Date: 2011
Haiti is a country in ruins. The earthquake killed more than 200,000 people, left millions more homeless, destroyed the country’s infrastructure and most of it’s buildings and left it reliant on foreign aid. Amidst all of this, local people are tackling child trafficking gangs that are preying on the poor and needy, marauding gangs of thieves – many of them prisoners who escaped from jail when the prison was destroyed by the quake and a lack of police. We travelled to Haiti and found a proud people who are trying to make the best of a terrible situation. But it will be a long fight back to normality for a people who have lost virtually everything.
(Portions with English subtitles)
(38 minutes)

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Lithium revolution: Unlocking Bolivia's lithium wealth - SW Pictures LTD
Publication Date: 2009
High in the Andes, lies the world's largest reserves of the mineral lithium which is likely to help power the electric and hybrid vehicles of the future. The lithium is locked in the brine of Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world. With demand predicted to massively outstrip supply companies from across the world are now queuing up to register their interest with a government that is determined to keep its resources under state control.
(Portions with English subtitles)
(10 minutes)

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Wind of change - Illumina Films
Publication Date: 2012
Wind of Change is a powerful document on how climate change is affecting a small farming family in Kenya. For generations the Kisilu family have been self-reliant; growing their own food and making their own money. But as the effects of climate change become more apparent, the family can no longer put their trust in the rain. Through beautiful images and Kisilu’s own video diary we are brought close to him and his family in their fight against drought and winds. We get to share their dreams, struggle, moments of joy and fears for their future.
(31 minutes)

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Pop goes Islam - ARTE France
Publication Date: 2010
4shbab, “Islam’s own MTV,” was launched by Egyptian entrepreneur Ahmed Abu Haiba to bring contemporary music to young Muslims without showing scantily-clad women—or any women at all. Yasmine Mohsen, who adheres to a similar mix of Islamic modesty and pop cultural sensibilities in her career as a veiled fashion model, successfully petitioned Haiba for her own girl-centric show on 4shbab. In this program Ahmed Abu Haiba and Yasmine Mohsen discuss their goals for 4shbab and the challenges of being at the vanguard of cultural change within their religion.
(Portions with English subtitles)
(48 minutes)

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Nasseredin Shah and his 84 wives - Illumina Films
Publication Date: 2011
In 1842 the heir to the Persian throne received a daguerreotype camera from Queen Victoria of England. In the following decades he used it to document his life, eventually leaving behind portraits of prime ministers, royal musicians, foreign dignitaries, and most especially, his 84 concubines and wives. Using the Shah’s photos as well as animated sequences, the video places harem rivalries within the context of the power struggles that marked Nasseredin’s rule as he vacillated between isolationism and allowing Persia to become a modern state.
(58 minutes)

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Ottomans: Europe's Muslim emperors - Episode 1 - BBC
Publication Date: 2013
In this program Rageh Omaar explains how the Ottomans rose and with extraordinary speed conquered parts of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, changing history in ways that are still being felt today. Traveling to Greece and Bosnia, Omaar learns that the Fall of Constantinople remains fresh in the collective memory of Orthodox Christians; and finds a geopolitical rationale for current enmity between Sunnis and Shiites in the 1514 Battle of Chaldiran.
(Portions with English subtitles)
(60 minutes)

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Ottomans: Europe's Muslim emperors - Episode 2 - BBC
Publication Date: 2013
Continuing his exploration of their impact on European history, in this program Rageh Omaar discusses the spread of the Ottoman Empire, its golden age, and factors that led to its decline by the early 20th century. Omaar explains how Suleiman the Magnificent consolidated his million-square-mile realm by combining religious law with political power, setting a precedent that would have consequences for the next four centuries.
(60 minutes)

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Ottomans: Europe's Muslim emperors - Episode 3 - BBC
Publication Date: 2013
In this program, Rageh Omaar reviews the collapse of the once-great empire and explains how the seeds of present-day tensions in the Muslim world were sown. Omaar takes a special look at the Battle of Gallipoli, the Armenian genocide, and the forced relocation of millions of Anatolian Greeks, all tragic chapters in the story of Turkey’s transition to a modern nation, as well as the resurgence of Ottomanism now revitalizing the Turkish economy.
(50 minutes)

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China's nuclear bomb - Planet Pictures
Publication Date: 2010
Set against the backdrop of the developing Cold War, this documentary uses personal interviews and extraordinary archival footage in its dramatic account of the making of China’s first atomic bomb. Acclaimed director Peter Du Cane weaves historical data with human logistics as he charts the construction of testing facilities, obtaining of materials, and recruitment of scientists—who couldn’t tell their families about the top-secret project—while keeping the implications of global politics always in sight.
(Portions with English subtitles)
(52 minutes)

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Iran: The hundred-year war - ARTE France
Publication Date: 2008
Iran’s sensitive geographic position and its oil reserves have made it the object of foreign interest since the beginning of the 20th century. This penetrating documentary traces the impact of these factors on the past 100 years of Iran’s political history, helping viewers understand why the country has had such a complicated relationship with the West. The program gives a particularly eye-opening account of Cold War-era maneuvers by the U.S.—the 1953 coup, the introduction of nuclear reactors under the “Atoms for Peace” program—and examines the backlash from traditional Islamists that culminated decades later in the 444-day hostage crisis.
(Portions with English subtitles)
(92 minutes)

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Alyaa: The naked revolution - JAVA films
Publication Date: 2013
Twenty-year-old Alyaa Elmahdy is undaunted by the death threats she receives from her fellow Egyptians. “I don’t care about your rules,” she tells Islamists. The furor began when Alyaa posed nude on her blog to protest the assumption that men have the right to control her behavior and her body. In a country where most women wear headscarves and females who are arrested endure routine virginity tests, Alyaa’s provocative act set off a national scandal that spread to the rest of the Arab world. The Egyptian media called her a whore who deserved to die, and while some Muslim women joined her in new protests, others denounced her. In this program, Alyaa Elmahdy talks about her life and why rebelliousness is so important to liberty.
Contains nudity.
(Portions with English subtitles)
(52 minutes)

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Blue ghosts: Women's rights in Afghanistan - Deriva Films srl
Publication Date: 2011
After the September 11 attacks the U.S. began bombing Afghanistan, citing the liberation of the region’s women as part of the justification for Operation Enduring Freedom. In this powerful program Pakzad discusses her country’s ongoing struggle for women’s rights. Viewers also hear from Western policy experts, and from male Afghan officials who deny that social, educational, and economic discrimination against the female half of their population remains a problem.
(Portions with English subtitles)
(55 minutes)

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Syrian diaries: Women of the uprising - SW Pictures LTD
Publication Date: 2013
Over a period of seven months in 2012, a group of Syrian women created video diaries to let the world know what living under Bashar al-Assad’s rule is like. In this documentary, the six tell how revolution and war transformed their lives. “At first I was for the reforms,” says Sima. “When did I change my mind? When there was blood.” Although most support the anti-government revolt and have paid for that stance—Ayat’s house was bombed, Khawla was imprisoned—Yara, a reporter for the official news agency SANA, explains why she still supports the regime. Viewers also meet Maria, a member of the Christian opposition, and Maya, a filmmaker who is deeply involved in the pro-democracy movement.
(Portions with English subtitles)
(26 minutes)

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Edward Hopper and the blank canvas - ARTE France
Publication Date: 2012
This documentary examines American realist painter Edward Hopper's life, including testimonies from people who knew him, and by those inspired by his work, like German filmmaker Wim Wenders. This documentary reveals the social and cultural context surrounding Hopper's work, while also exploring his independence as a painter, the many references to his work in film, and the widespread reproduction of his works.
(51 minutes)

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Leonardo da Vinci: The restoration of the century - ARTE France
Publication Date: 2013
Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin and Child with Saint Anne had already been disfigured by attempts at repairs when the controversial decision was made in 2009 to once again attempt a clean-up and refurbishing. This program goes behind the scenes of the Louvre’s three-year restoration project, showing the delicate operation being carried out even as experts debate its risks.
(Portions with English subtitles)
(55 minutes)

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Raphael: Hidden lives of works of art - ARTE France
Publication Date: 2012
Following his move to Rome, Raphael soon cornered the market in Vatican commissions—but the frescoes and tapestries that display his gifts on a grand scale are not his only legacy. Portraits focusing on intimate relationships are among Raphael’s finest creations. Inviting some of the world’s leading art experts to scrutinize its Raphael collection, the Louvre allowed them to come into close contact with The Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione, the enigmatic Self-Portrait with a Friend, and a large work that has survived five centuries of trauma, Saint Michael Vanquishing Satan.
(52 minutes)

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After photography? - ARTE France
Publication Date: 2013
Does the decline of the darkroom mean the end of “real” photography? This program profiles contemporary artists who use a variety of methods to create photographs, from the analog-only lomographers to those who employ the computer as a camera.
A part of the series Photo.
(26 minutes)

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Graduate interview skills - Career Library TV
Publication Date: 2010
Today’s reality is that for every internship or job a new college graduate is interested in, there are likely to be a many, many other smart people trying for the same position. And with recruiters increasingly saying that grads, although having strong academic records, are weak on interviewing technique, it’s more important than ever to improve face-to-face communication skills. This video brings together recruiters and employers to give viewers the inside track on what they’re looking for at an interview…and a glimpse of some of the many mistakes they’ve witnessed.
(45 minutes)

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Under fire: Journalists in combat - Mercury Media
Publication Date: 2011
War journalism has become an increasingly lethal endeavor. Not only are correspondents viewed as targets, they are often subject to kidnapping, torture, and even beheading. Inspired by the work of Dr. Anthony Feinstein, a neuropsychiatrist on retainer to many of the world’s major media outlets, and with powerful testimony from several combat journalists, the program makes known the psychological cost of covering war.
Some content may be objectionable.
(90 minutes)

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Crimes against nature: The exotic trade - National Geographic
Publication Date: 2010
Join an interrnational task force in taking down two kingpins in the illegal trade of exotic animals. The task force is charged with bringing down a violent syndicate suspected of smuggling one of nature's rarest species into two of Thailand's most notorious trading sites: Chatuchak Market and Walking Street. After nearly two years of investigation and preparation, the team sets up meetings with suspected traders from each market who are dealing in lorises—endangered animals sought as pets.
(50 minutes)

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Hunting the anthrax killer: History's secrets - National Geographic
Publication Date: 2009
On September 18, 2001, two anthrax-laced letters were mailed to major media companies in the U.S. Three weeks later, two more letters—addressed to prominent senators Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy—surfaced. In total, the attacks killed five people and made 17 unwell. Seven years later, this case—one of the biggest and most complex criminal investigations in U.S. history, and the only major bioterrorism attack on American soil to date—finally came to a close. The FBI concluded that one individual—government biodefense researcher and one-time lead scientist in the investigations, Bruce E. Ivins—was responsible for the 2001 anthrax mailings. They closed the case…but are they right? Ivins committed suicide just days before being accused. Is it possible he was a scapegoat in a case that will never be solved?
(50 minutes)

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Moyers & Company: Incarceration nation - Bill Moyers Collection
Publication Date: 2013
There are more African-Americans under correctional control today—in prison or jail, on probation or parole—than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill speaks with civil rights lawyer and legal scholar Michelle Alexander, whose book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness has become a bestseller and spurred a wide conversation about justice and inequality in America, inspiring one reviewer to call it “the bible of a social movement.” This program also includes an excerpt from the documentary Susan, by Tessa Blake and Emma Hewitt.
Broadcast date: December 20, 2013
(57 minutes)

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Moyers & Company: A new case for gun control - Bill Moyers Collection
Publication Date: 2013
The death of Trayvon Martin ignited debate not just over our justice system, but on legislation such as the “stand your ground” laws that contributed to the tragic result. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill talks with author and gun control advocate Tom Diaz about how a lethal combination of self-defense laws and concealed carry laws—championed by the NRA and the gun industry—dilutes our legal protections against gun violence. He warns that the genie is out of the bottle and we should be gravely concerned about the unrelenting marketing of guns.
Broadcast date: July 19, 2013.
(18 minutes)

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Mehboob and the garland of math - Lonely Cove Productions
Publication Date: 2012
After six years of elementary school, Mehboob still had not learned to read, write, or count. But when he is lucky enough to enroll at an unusual Delhi school, his life starts to change quickly. His new teachers and classmates at India’s Jodo Gyan Kendra discover that with a little encouragement and a different approach, Mehboob starts to flourish. In this documentary by Meril Rasmussen, viewers will explore what a child-centered, hands-on approach to math education can look like. Watch the amazing transformation through one child’s eyes.
Portions with English subtitles.
(25 minutes)

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Special advice on student disclosure and Keep Me Safe - Seven Dimensions
Publication Date: 2013
Part one of this video includes experts discussing what teachers should do if a child makes a disclosure in class and how they can use the short animated video “Keep Me Safe” in classrooms. In part two, we see a character named Kate struggling with a secret about being hurt by her mom's boyfriend.
Produced in Australia.
(12 minutes)

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Bullying and suicide: Think about it - Cambridge educational
Publication Date: 2014
Bullying is not “just a rite of passage.” In actuality, says the National Crime Prevention Council, it’s a leading factor in suicide among kids 11 to 16 years of age. Structured around two scenarios in which a boy and a girl commit suicide after repeatedly being bullied, this video offers valuable insights into bully and victim psychology, types of bullying, and anti-bullying behavior through penetrating commentary. In addition, alternate scenarios are included that illustrate how bystanders to bullying can help neutralize some of the cumulative psychological effects of bullying that could—and too frequently do—push students to take their own lives.
(21 minutes)

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Reading Ireland: Contemporary Irish writers in the context of place - Educational Media Solutions
Publication Date: 2012
A university academic discusses the work of three Irish Authors. The discussion is illustrated with images from the places in Ireland that are related to the author and his/her life and work.
(56 minutes)

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Jew of Malta - Douglas Morse
Publication Date: 2013
Masterfully filmed using detailed period costumes and professional performers, this pitch-black comedy from the satirical pen of Christopher Marlowe—the only film adaptation of Marlowe’s brilliant drama—depicts hypocritical Christians, bloodthirsty Muslims, and one murderous Jew at his stereotypical worst. How popular and influential was The Jew of Malta in its time? Shakespeare himself drew upon the play’s characters to create Shylock and Jessica for The Merchant of Venice and borrowed liberally from a balcony scene to write his own for Romeo and Juliet.
(106 minutes)

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Moyers & Company: America's drone wars - Bill Moyers Collection
Publication Date: 2013
For the first time ever, members of Congress heard testimony from victims of drone attacks, including that of 13-year-old Zubair Rehman, from Pakistan, who spoke of a strike last year that killed his grandmother and wounded him and his little sister. There is simply no getting around it: drones often kill innocent civilians. That is the subject of Robert Greenwald’s new documentary, Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars.
Broadcast date: November 1, 2013.
(16 minutes)

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Global civics: Social ethics in an interdependent world - Hakan Altinay & Jian Yi
Publication Date: 2012
We live in a world where an epidemic in Mexico affects lives in Europe, air pollution in China disturbs crops in Bangladesh, and financial disaster in the U.S. impacts economic growth everywhere. Given this high level of interdependence, isn’t it more important than ever to be aware of the effect of our actions on the rest of the planet? Filmmaker Jian Yi and his team discussed this question with people from a variety of backgrounds on five different continents. The respondents’ thoughts, offered in this documentary, represent the views of businesspeople and artists, students and theologians, as well as a Nobel laureate, a UN economist, and an Internet guru.
(Portions with English subtitles)
(56 minutes)

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Home far away - Accent Films International
Publication Date: 2012
In the 1950s, American journalist and author, Edgar Snow, along his wife, Lois Wheeler, were suspected of being communist sympathizers because of Snow’s lifelong passion for China. The couple was blacklisted and fled to a new life in Switzerland. In this documentary, Lois Wheeler, now 90 years old, recounts Snow’s accomplishments including being the first American to interview Chairman Mao Zedong and relives memories of a life slowly poisoned by the political battle against communism.
Portions with English subtitles.
(101 minutes)

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Freya - Rachel Freudenburg
Publication Date: 2013
Freya von Moltke (1911-2010) and her husband, Helmuth James von Moltke (1907-1945), were leading figures in the Kreisau Circle, a group of Germans who opposed Hitler on democratic and humanitarian grounds. Based on Freya's last English-language interview, this 45-minute documentary takes viewers on a journey from the Weimar Republic, through the Second World War, and into the heart of the German resistance. An enduring story of a German woman and mother who courageously opposed Hitler's Nazi regime from within and vowed never to let us forget
(45 minutes)

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Troubles in Northern Ireland - VEA
Publication Date: 2012
Offering viewers a political, historical, and religious framework in which to study and discuss, this program recounts the heartbreaking narrative of Northern Ireland’s Troubles. It sheds light on the origins of the dispute, which date to before 1690, while focusing on tensions that surged to the breaking point in the 20th century. Using interviews with scholars and veterans of the conflict, the film encourages viewers to assess political developments in Northern Ireland and whether or not they represent a secure and lasting peace. Some language may be offensive.
(30 minutes)

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Moyers & Company: Shores of knowledge - Bill Moyers Collection
Publication Date: 2013
In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill speaks with historian Joyce Appleby, whose new book Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination provides a captivating account of curiosity and how it has shaped our modern world. Dr. Appleby is a professor emerita at UCLA and has served as president of both the Organization of American Historians and the American Historical Association.
Broadcast date: October 11, 2013.
(32 minutes)

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Access to the danger zone - Journeyman Pictures
Publication Date: 2012
In conflict zones far from the eyes of the world it is the wounded and the sick that struggle to survive. But as the lines between aid workers and military become blurred, as NGOs are increasingly attacked, the rules that protect the innocent and injured are breaking down. The confused relations between military and NGOs introduce ever more suffering into the hell that is war. An intelligent and fascinating insight into the politics of war zone aid.
(52 minutes)

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Moyers & Company: How dollarocracy is destroying America - Bill Moyers Collection
Publication Date: 2013
In this edition of Moyers & Company, John Nichols and Robert McChesney—the founding figures of the media reform movement Free Press—join Bill to discuss their latest book, Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex Is Destroying America. “Democracy means rule of the people, one person, one vote,” McChesney says. “ ‘Dollarocracy’ means the rule of the dollars. One dollar, one vote. Those with lots of dollars have lots of power. Those with no dollars have no power.” Bill also talks with National Lawyers Guild Executive Director Heidi Boghosian about the illicit surveillance strategies used by the government and corporations to track us all.
Broadcast date: November 8, 2013.
(57 minutes)

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Moyers & Company: Gunfighter nation - Bill Moyers Collection
Publication Date: 2013
As we mark the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, Bill speaks with Slotkin about the role of guns and violence in our society in this edition of Moyers & Company. Afterwards, Bill talks about the role of the NRA in the firearms debate and looks at a new public service announcement by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a gun control organization.
Broadcast date: December 13, 2013.
(57 minutes)

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Moyers & Company: Progressives pick up the pieces - Bill Moyers Collection
Publication Date: 2013
In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill speaks with historian and author Peter Dreier, who sees the political crisis surrounding the recent government shutdown as filled with possibility for progressives in America—and shares the reasons why he continues to be optimistic, including dynamic grassroots initiatives around the country and, believe it or not, the radical politics of Dr. Seuss. In whimsical books such as Yertle the Turtle and Green Eggs and Ham, the good “doctor” passed along some simple but powerful political philosophy. “The message that Dr. Seuss is sending in his books to young people,” says Dreier, “is to stand up to arbitrary authority and take back your own life and be a fighter for justice and for your own integrity.”
Broadcast date: October 25, 2013.
(37 minutes)

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Moyers & Company: The path of positive resistance - Bill Moyers Collection
Publication Date: 2012
Between them, Drs. Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers have been arrested nine times fighting injustice in America. Stein and Flowers serve as president and secretary of health, respectively, for the Green Shadow Cabinet, an organization formed to speak out against dysfunctional government and offer alternative policies. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill speaks with Stein and Flowers about their personal journeys, what they have learned about our political system, and why they continue to fight the good fight.
Broadcast date: November 15, 2013.
(57 minutes)

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Attachment theory - VEA
Publication Date: 2013
An excellent resource for courses in both academic and applied psychology, this comprehensive program explores several models of attachment behavior as well as current and historical research methods in the field. The video focuses on John Bowlby’s “44 juvenile thieves” study and the effects of separation, patterns of attachment, behaviorism, nurturance and security, and insecure-resistant and insecure- avoidant children. The skin-to-skin hypothesis, operant conditioning, and social learning theory are also discussed, along with the work of Maccoby, Konrad Lorenz, Harry Harlow, and Mary Ainsworth.
(26 minutes)

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Chilean mine rescue: The unstoppable team-A case study in group decision making - Futura Pictures
Publication Date: 2012
Although most corporate managers don’t have to wrestle with life-or-death decisions, the key to a company’s success lies in the same kind of teamwork and problem-solving that enabled the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners in 2010. This video uses that inherently dramatic event to outline and explain several core principles of effective management, communication, and team-building. Viewers learn the importance of clearly defining a common goal and rallying people around it by creating a vivid connection to a larger purpose; effectively reinforcing and articulating the vision to keep a team united and inspired; identifying and leveraging the skills and capabilities of team members; forging partnerships and alliances to expand capabilities; and staying open to new ideas, emerging leaders, and alternative solutions.
(20 minutes)

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Moyers & Company: Being alone together - Bill Moyers Collection
Publication Date: 2013
In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill speaks with media scholar Sherry Turkle, who says that the Internet and social media have changed not only what we do but also who we are. She’s a clinical psychologist and one of the first to study the impact of computers on culture and society. A professor at MIT and director of the university’s Initiative on Technology and Self, Turkle has written several important books, her most recent being Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.
Broadcast date: October 18, 2013.
(35 minutes)

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Dignity Harbor - Gualdoni Cinematography
Publication Date: 2012
Dignity Harbor chronicles a group of homeless people living in an encampment along the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis. In the shadow of the Arch, several makeshift communities – Hopeville, Sparta, and Dignity Harbor – are erected when work begins to fill the tunnels under Tucker Boulevard, displacing many homeless. In Dignity Harbor, the self-appointed mayor promises a safe environment – women are especially to be welcomed – and the residents work cooperatively to cut wood and build rudimentary shelters.
(58 minutes)

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If the shoe fits - Sheffield Vision
Publication Date: 2012
This film is commissioned by the Social Studies Department of the University of Sheffield and attempts to delve into the power of the shoes and find it's importance in our daily lives, through participants of the If the Shoe Fits research project, chats with people on the streets, artists and experts.We wear shoes everyday, have many different pairs for different occasions and purposes and we now buy more shoes than ever, have more choice than never before and the heels are more popular than ever.
(33 minutes)

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Moyers & Company: Inequality for all - Bill Moyers Collection
Publication Date: 2013
In the first three years of economic recovery, 95 percent of the gains have gone only to the top 1 percent of Americans, while the proportion of working people who define themselves economically as lower class is at its highest level in four decades. But more and more people are fighting back. “We want an economy that works for everyone, not just for a small elite,” says economic analyst Robert Reich—a man called one of the best cabinet secretaries of the 20th century by Time magazine.
Broadcast date: September 20, 2013.
(57 minutes)

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Moyers & Company: The collision of sports and politics - Bill Moyers Collection
Publication Date: 2013
In this edition of Moyers & Company, Dave Zirin, sports correspondent for The Nation, joins Bill to discuss the intersection of sports, politics, and greed. Should college athletes get paid? Should taxpayers bankroll new stadiums that benefit wealthy team owners? The vast gap between sports tycoons and the everyday fans who shell out hard-earned cash to watch their athlete heroes is yet another reflection of the gross inequality between the 1 percent and the rest of society.
Broadcast date: September 13, 2013.
(57 minutes)

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Not in my backyard - Illumina Films
Publication Date: 2011
Not in My Backyard is about two convicted sexual offenders in Miami, Florida and deals with one of the great taboo topics of our society: the rehabilitation of child abusers. The film seizes the unusual perspective of the offenders and solely speaks from their point of view. Confronted with their life on the edge of society, their past and their offences the films outlines a picture of the perpetrator which raises the question, what part does society plays in the existence of offenders and what options are there for them?
Viewer discretion is advised. Contains explicit language.
(57 minutes)

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ReSisters: Women in movement - Laura Fantone
Publication Date: 2008
Four interviews with Malalai Joya, Aminata Traore, Vandana Shiva and the Madres of Plazo de Mayo. The documentary connects these women activists and their movements across the globe, in a space of honest exchange among women of different countries, cultures and generations.
(42 minutes)

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