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RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (49 MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety re- forms.

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RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (72MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety reforms.

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LOWRIDERS: THE REAL STORY

American Studies  Sociology 

'Lowriders,' car enthusiasts who spend thousands of dollars to customize their cars, explain their hobby and discuss media stereotype of lowriding as a gang-related activity, as well as racism and police harassment

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LILY DALE: MESSAGES FROM THE SPIRIT SIDE OF LIFE

African-American Studies  American Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Urban Studies 

An offbeat documentary portrait of Lily Dale, New York, one of America's oldest spiritualist communities, where just about everyone is a psychic or a medium who claims to be able to communicate with the dead. The video includes interviews with several mediums in Lily Dale and shows them as they give private readings, perform public healings, and take part in outdoor services where they receive messages "from the spirit side of life."

BATTLE OF VIEQUES, THE
BATTLE OF VIEQUES, THE

American History  American Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

Examines the U.S. Navy's control and use of Vieques, a satellite island and municipality of Puerto Rico, as a military training, exercise and deployment base.

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RETRATOS

American Studies  Latin-American Studies  New York City 

Chronicles the life stories of four individuals from New York's Puerto Rican community, each of whom has attempted to assimilate to life in America, but who also maintain strong ties to their cultural heritage.

RED SQUAD
RED SQUAD

Criminal & Law  American Studies  Latin-American Studies  New York City  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language  Pacific Street Films 

An investigative (but frequently humorous) documentary on the surveillance activities of the New York City Police Department's Bureau of Special Services, known as the Red Squad.

ANARCHISM IN AMERICA
ANARCHISM IN AMERICA

American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Pacific Street Films 

A colorful and provocative survey of anarchism in America which attempts to dispel popular misconceptions and to trace its historical development, both as a native American philosophy stemming from 19th century American traditions of individualism and as a foreign ideology brought to America by immigrants. It features rare archival footage of significant personalities and events in anarchist history.

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ROADS HOME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A. B. `HAPPY' CHANDLER

American Studies  Political Science 

A portrait of the life and career of Albert B. `Happy' Chandler, documenting his rise from rural poverty to a long career in public office, from Governor of Kentucky, to U.S. Senator during WWII, Commissioner of Baseball during the 1950s, and two-time candidate as the Democratic nominee for President. The result is a compelling portrait of a consummate Southern politician and the `stump speaking' era of American politics.

KENNEDYS DON'T CRY
KENNEDYS DON'T CRY

American Studies  Political Science 

This "video album" features rare home movies, interviews and archival footage of the Kennedy family, from their childhood to their rise to power. It's an intimate and revealing look at their public and private lives, revealing the Kennedy wit, charisma, and political savvy that captivated the nation and the world.

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CHARGE AND COUNTERCHARGE

American Studies  Political Science 

Charge and Countercharge depicts the rise and fall of Joseph R. McCarthy, the Junior Senator from Wisconsin whose name became a household word in the '50s and coined a term for a political attitude that is still with us today. Beginning with a montage of events that led to the Cold War, this film focuses on the famous Army-McCarthy hearings which were televised in the Spring of 1954.

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DEEP POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES

American Studies  Political Science 

In this in-depth interview with Peter Dale Scott, University of California Professor and author of such books as The Iran-Contra Connection and Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, Scott explains his concepts of "deep politics" and "parapolitics" and their roles in the shadowy, subterranean world of American politics, especially in such major scandals as Watergate, the Iran-Contra Affair, and the JFK assassination.

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WHO SHOT ALEXANDER HAMILTON?

American Studies  Political Science  Directed by Women 

This video offers an unusually revealing, behind-the-scenes look at the hectic daily working lives of our elected members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

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CITIZEN: THE POLITICAL LIFE OF ALLARD K. LOWENSTEIN

Children & Young Adult  Political Science  American Studies  Directed by Women 

In chronicling the career of the political activist and former NY Congressman, this documentary vividly recreates the Civil Rights and antiwar struggles of the '60s and '70s. It traces Lowenstein's life from his formative childhood influences to the political causes that motivated his adult life right up to his assassination in 1980.

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CIA CASE OFFICER, THE

African Studies  American Studies  Political Science 

This video portrait of John "Bob" Stockwell, the son of Protestant missionaries, a former Marine Corps officer and corporate manager, reveals the planning and shaping of a CIA covert operation by focusing on his efforts to overthrow the newly-installed MPLA government in Angola in 1975.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: POTLATCH PEOPLE
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: POTLATCH PEOPLE

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Potlatch People looks at the culture of the Indians of the Pacific Northwest and the importance of the ceremonial potlatch feast in their culture.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: INDIAN COUNTRY
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: INDIAN COUNTRY

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Indian Country contrasts the past and present life of the five tribes--the Seminoles, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw and Cherokee--in the southeast U.S.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: PUEBLO RENAISSANCE
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: PUEBLO RENAISSANCE

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Pueblo Renaissance provides an authentic view of the sacred traditions, ancient religious and agricultural ceremonies of the Pueblo Indians.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: THE SIX NATIONS
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: THE SIX NATIONS

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

The Six Nations looks at the Iroquois League of upstate New York--consisting of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Cayuga and Tuscarora tribes--which considers itself to be a sovereign, independent nation which rejects the American way of life in favor of a traditional Indian lifestyle.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: CHEROKEE
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: CHEROKEE

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Looks at the modern Cherokee's efforts to preserve Indian traditions, including a performance of ancient ceremonies.

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