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SOUL OF THE SAMURAI
SOUL OF THE SAMURAI

Sociology  Asian Studies  Animation 

The time of the Samurai in ancient Japan was unique and violent; a life filled with tradition, honor, and legend. This is the story of their life and of a culture unfamiliar to most of the Western world.

THE ANIMATED CENTURY
THE ANIMATED CENTURY

Media Studies  Cinema Studies  Animation  Directed by Women 

Animated hosts Professor Edward A. Elderberry and his disciple Horace, introduce clips from 160 films from 26 countries, and discuss the most significant animated films of the past 100 years.

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 HISTORY BOOK (Series)
THE HISTORY BOOK (Series)

Animation  Europe  World History  Children & Young Adult 

Beginning with the Middle Ages and continuing to the present day, this series of nine animated films surveys the development of society throughout the ages from a grassroots perspective, showing history as it has been lived and experienced by common people.

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IN THE JUNGLE THERE IS LOTS TO DO

Animation  Short Films  Children & Young Adult 

Based on a popular children's book by Latin American author Mauricio Gatti, this charming animated film will delight young children with its amusing animated animals, lovely music and lyrics.

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REIGN OF THE DOG: A RE-VISIONIST HISTORY

American History  Animation  Children & Young Adult  Short Films  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This provocative animated film, featuring a voracious mongrel dog and an evocative synthesizer score by Kasandra Woodring, uses allegorical and documentary images, maps and texts to explore and deconstruct the history of the conquest of the Americas.

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VAMPIRES IN HAVANA

Animation  Children & Young Adult 

This feature-length animated cartoon for adults is a hilariously funny spoof of horror and gangster movies done up in an outrageously caricatured, bawdy style reminiscent of Fritz the Cat.

THE QUEST OF CARMEN D'AVINO
THE QUEST OF CARMEN D'AVINO

Animation  Cinema Studies  Art History  American Studies 

This video chronicles the life and work of Carmen d'Avino- filmmaker, painter, sculptor, and photographer.