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THIRD PARTY: POLITICAL ALTERNATIVES IN THE AGE OF DUOPOLY
THIRD PARTY: POLITICAL ALTERNATIVES IN THE AGE OF DUOPOLY

Political Science  American Studies 

Available in a 105 minute or 55 minute version, Third Party looks carefully at what motivates and inspires parties vying for a foothold in a country dominated politically by the Democrats and Republicans, and explores their strategies, their issues, and their thoughts on the obstacles they face.

BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM
BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM

African-American Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Basketball star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf caused a national stir when the NBA suspended him for refusing to stand during the national anthem because of his "Muslim conscience."

TALL: THE AMERICAN SKYSCRAPER AND LOUIS SULLIVAN
TALL: THE AMERICAN SKYSCRAPER AND LOUIS SULLIVAN

Architecture  Urban Studies  Sociology  New York City  American Studies 

This film tells the story of the unstoppable rise of the skyscrapers. Tall pits the struggle for artistic integrity against the demands of fashion and the client's bottom line.

POINT OF ATTACK
POINT OF ATTACK

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Point of Attack is a critically acclaimed, timely documentary that chronicles the post-9/11 racial profiling, large scale round-ups, detentions and mass deportations of Arab, Muslim and South Asian men as part of the government’s “War on Terrorism.”

JIM MAGUIRE: A LIFE ON WALL STREET
JIM MAGUIRE: A LIFE ON WALL STREET

Economics  Business  American Studies  Sociology  New York City 

This video chronicles the history of Wall Street, America’s financial center since 1949, exploring the last half-century of economic history through the life of Jim Maguire.

THE AMERICAN DREAM: PUERTO RICANS AND MEXICANS IN NEW YORK
THE AMERICAN DREAM: PUERTO RICANS AND MEXICANS IN NEW YORK

Urban Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Puerto Rican Studies  New York City  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This documentary examines two migrant experiences, one from the Caribbean and one from Latin America, which comprise an important part of the Hispanic experience in New York.

SLAVE REPARATIONS
SLAVE REPARATIONS

Sociology  Labor Studies  Criminal & Law  American Studies  African-American Studies 

This documentary examines the current controversy over the issue of slave reparations, addressing the most often voiced objections ("It’s long over," "I had nothing to do with it," "Affirmative Action is enough," etc.) to the claim for financial restitution to the ancestors of slaves for the wealth created by black labor in previous centuries.

THE CRYSTAL ARCH PROJECT
THE CRYSTAL ARCH PROJECT

Sociology  Art History  Architecture  American Studies 

This video chronicles, from inception to completion, the creation of a commissioned art work, showing how one community comes together to make a vision a reality.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES (Series)
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES (Series)

World History  American Studies  American History 

The major political, cultural and social issues of each year in the decade are brought vividly to life in this ten-part series.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS (Series)
THE NATIVE AMERICANS (Series)

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

This ten-part series examines the history of the North American Indian, exploring their social, political and economic systems, as well as their art, religion, and educational values

THE LOOMIS GANG
THE LOOMIS GANG

World History  Sociology  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Animation 

The powerful Loomis Gang of Central New York may have been the largest family crime syndicate in 19th-century America. In this video, documentary filmmaker Brian Peter Falk returns to Waterville, New York, his boyhood home and the epicenter of Loomis power during the Civil War era, to chronicle the gang’s legend and explore the efforts by a handful of local people to revive it.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES (Series)
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES (Series)

American Studies  American History 

The major political, cultural and social issues of each year in the decade are brought vividly to life in this ten-part historical series.

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A FARM PICTURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LONG ISLAND FARMS

Environmental Studies  Sociology  American Studies 

Examines the history and current status of the region's family and commercial farms. It begins in the pre-settlement periods of 1640 and continues up to the present day, featuring interviews with numerous local farmers who explain how an increasing number of farms are vanishing from the Long Island landscape.

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THE RISE AND FALL OF BLACK VELVET FLAG

American Studies  Music  Performing Arts 

Between 1840 and 1870, over 250,000 Americans traveled west by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail. Some claimed land in Oregon; others headed for California gold country. Many went enthusiastically. Others reluctantly left homes, family and friends to face hardship and an uncertain future. Actress Amy Warner vividly presents the experiences and feelings of these pioneers in her one-woman performance based on entries from diaries, letters and memoirs of pioneer women and a young girl who trekked the Oregon Trail.

AMERICA TROPICAL
AMERICA TROPICAL

American Studies  Art History  Latino Studies  Sociology 

This video tells the story of a controversial mural painted on a Los Angeles building in 1932 by Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros.

AGING: THE SEARCH FOR ETERNAL YOUTH
AGING: THE SEARCH FOR ETERNAL YOUTH

Aging / Gerontology  American Studies  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Dr. Robert Butler, a psychiatrist and specialist in gerontology, discusses the ways in which American society compartmentalizes people into age groups and discriminates aginst its senior citizens, who often face neglect, a lack of emotional and intellectual stimulation and economic hardship.

PERSISTENT WOMEN ARTISTS
PERSISTENT WOMEN ARTISTS

Art History  African-American Studies  Asian-American Studies  American Studies  Cultural Studies  Women's Studies  Native American Studies  Sociology 

In this video, artist and art educator Betty LaDuke presents the lives and work of three American women artists of diverse heritages—Lois Mailou Jones, Mine Okubo, and Pablita Velarde.

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THE OXCART

American Studies  Latino Studies  Literature  Sociology 

Based on a play by Puerto Rican playwright Rene marques, this video potrays the migration of a Puerto Rican family from the countryside to the San Juan ghetto and then to New York's Spanish Harlem.

GOOD FORTUNE
GOOD FORTUNE

American Studies  Asian Studies  Cultural Studies  Family Relations  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Examines the adoption of Chinese children by U.S. parents, profiling six diverse families who share their adoption stories, meeting a parent who worked inside an orphanage before ever planning to adopt, one who lived through China's Cultural Revolution, and another who has spent over twenty years researching adoption in China. It is a video about building families, as well as overcoming cultural myths and misunderstandings.

CAUTION: SHOW DOGS
CAUTION: SHOW DOGS

American Studies  Performing Arts  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Caution: Show Dogs profiles four top breeders and their dogs, who share the years of knowledge and experience required to produce consistent champions, and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews at numerous dog shows reveal the excitement and exhilaration of the world of Show Dogs.

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