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THE NATIVE AMERICANS: NAVAJO - RACE FOR PROSPERITY
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: NAVAJO - RACE FOR PROSPERITY

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Navajo - Race for Prosperity offers a contemporary view of life on the Navajo reservation, focusing on the Navajos' development of industries.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: CIVILIZED TRIBES
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: CIVILIZED TRIBES

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Civilized Tribes looks at the revolution of attitudes among younger American Indians leading to a new mood of militancy and also reviews the current government policy regarding the American Indian.


THE NATIVE AMERICANS: THEY PROMISED TO TAKE OUR LAND
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: THEY PROMISED TO TAKE OUR LAND

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

They Promised to Take Our Land looks at the U.S. Government's encroachment on land owned by Indians, forcing them onto smaller and smaller reservations, and discusses the white man's basic misunderstanding of the meaning of land to the Indian.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: HOW THE WEST WAS LOST
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: HOW THE WEST WAS LOST

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

How the West Was Lost looks at the history of the Plains Indians and the effort of their contemporary descendants to maintain their cultural identity.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: TRAIL OF BROKEN TREATIES
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: TRAIL OF BROKEN TREATIES

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Trail of Broken Treaties looks at how over 400 treaties with Native American tribes have been broken by the U.S. Government. Examines past and present injustices and the attempts of Indian leaders to improve their situation.

SUN, MOON & FEATHER
SUN, MOON & FEATHER

American Studies  Anthropology  Music  Native American Studies  New York City  Directed by Women 

This prize-winning musical comedy/documentary, blending documentary, musical theater and personal memoir, is about three Native American sisters growing up in Brooklyn during the 1930s and '40s.

BLACK INDIANS: AN AMERICAN STORY
BLACK INDIANS: AN AMERICAN STORY

African-American Studies  American Studies  Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies 

This video explores the issue of racial identity among Native Americans and African Americans, and the coalescence of these two groups in American history.

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EXPORT TV

American Studies  Media Studies  Political Science  Directed by Women 

Examines the feasibility, illegality and political implications of TV Marti, a U.S. government broadcast service beamed into Cuba by way of an intricate satellite and weather balloon link-up in clear contravention of international law and broadcast regulations.

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SIX O'CLOCK AND ALL'S WELL

American Studies  Media Studies 

Probing behind the scenes at the top-rated New York City news program, this documentary examines the processes and values of contemporary broadcast journalism. Through interviews with station staff and dissections of story coverage, a candid portrait emerges of America's primary news source, the `Six O'Clock News' program.

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MAKING THE NEWS FIT

American Studies  Latin-American Studies  Media Studies  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

Examines American media coverage of the war in El Salvador and how journalists cover a war in which the U.S. is deeply involved.

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CORPORATION WITH A MOVIE CAMERA

American Studies  Cultural Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies 

This unusual video examines the ways in which corporate representations have shaped Americans' ideas about Third World countries.

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COUNTERFEIT COVERAGE

American Studies  Islamic Studies  Media Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Political Science 

Reveals a hidden dimension to the media coverage of the Gulf War, showing how a group of wealthy Kuwaiti citizens hired the American PR firm Hill and Knowlton to develop a multi-million dollar ad campaign to promote U.S. military intervention in the Gulf on behalf of Kuwait.

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TURN IT ON, TUNE IT IN, TAKE IT OVER!

American Studies  Media Studies 

This compilation video-using material shot in the early Seventies on _" open-reel, black and white, battery-operated portapaks-provides a provocative portrait of the early years of public access television, when community activists throughout the nation began producing local television programs, placing local needs above ratings and commercial interests.

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EVERYONE'S CHANNEL

American Studies  Media Studies 

This historical survey of public access television uses rare video clips from across the U.S., including rediscovered footage from the _" portapak era, and interviews with community television pioneers.

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PULITZER AND WHAT HE PRIZED

American Studies  Media Studies  New York City  Sociology  Directed by Women 

This two-part documentary, using period graphics and photos, profiles the life and times of the legendary American newspaper publisher, Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), who revolutionized American journalism.

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DREAMS ENSNARED: DOMINICAN MIGRATION TO NEW YORK

American Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  New York City  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This documentary examines the situation of Dominican immigration into New York City, detailing the economic pressures of unemployment and poverty in the Dominican Republic which have led to a rapidly growing Dominican community in New York, primarily in Brooklyn and the Washington Heights area of Upper Manhattan.

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BURLEY: GROWING TOBACCO IN AMERICA

American Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Sociology 

Examines the plight of a Kentucky tobacco farmer and his family in the face of uncertain government price support programs and a growing national antismoking campaign.

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AÑO NUEVO

American Studies  Chicano Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  Immigration 

This expose of the plight of undocumented Mexican workers in the U.S. also provides a comprehensive overview of the complex issue of Mexican immigration, including interviews with prominent scholars, attorneys and organizers.

Particularly recommended as a teaching tool regarding issues of Latino Studies, Chicano Studies, Immigration, and Cultural Studies.

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SHOUT YOUNGSTOWN

American Studies  Labor Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the closing of three major steel plants in Youngstown, Ohio, between 1976 and 1980, showing the social and human costs of this tragedy through interviews with steelworkers, their families and friends, labor attorneys, local union leaders and community activists.

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BRASS VALLEY

American Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Sociology 

This video offers an in-depth historical examination of Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley brass industry, from its heyday to its present decline. From the mid-19th century to its peak during WWI, 'Brass Valley' produced more than half of America's brass goods, from buttons and belt buckles to auto parts, pistols and cannon shells.

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