Cultural Studies


LOOKING FOR REVOLUTION
LOOKING FOR REVOLUTION

Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Peace & Conflict  Cultural Studies  2009 

Che Guevara died in Bolivia while trying to ignite the sparks of revolution. Forty years later, the country's first indigenous President, Evo Morales, is promising to continue his work. This documentary takes a closer look at the successes and failures of Morales' 'revolution.'

BLOODY CARTOONS
BLOODY CARTOONS

Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Cultural Studies  Political Science  Islamic Studies  Europe  Terrorism Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Media Studies  2009 

Filmed across the Middle East, Bloody Cartoons looks at how and why 12 drawings in a Danish newspaper drew a small country into a confrontation with Muslims all over the world. Featuring interviews with key players, this documentary goes behind the controversy to investigate the roots of the crisis.

CAMPAIGN
CAMPAIGN

Asian Studies  Cultural Studies  Political Science  2009 

This is democracy - Japanese style. Campaign provides a startling insider's view of Japanese electoral politics in this portrait of a man plucked from obscurity by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to run for a critical seat on a suburban city council.

PLEASE VOTE FOR ME
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME

Political Science  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  Asian Studies  Family Relations  Education  2009 

An experiment in democracy is taking place in a third grade classroom in China. For the first time, students will be able to elect their own class monitor. A surprising and insightful documentary, Please Vote for Me seeks to determine how - if democracy should come to China - it would be received.

MEN ON THE EDGE: fishermen’s diary
MEN ON THE EDGE: fishermen’s diary

Political Science  Cultural Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Anthropology  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  2008  Directed by Women 

On an abandoned beach off the coast of Israel, against all odds, Israeli and Palestinian fishermen live and work together. Men on the Edge: Fishermen's Diary documents four years in their lives, an eclectic group of men brought together by a shared relationship with the sea.

AFGHAN MUSCLES
AFGHAN MUSCLES

Cultural Studies  Anthropology  LGBTQ  Islamic Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  2008 

Afghan Muscles takes us inside the most popular sport in Afghanistan: body building. Suppressed by the Taliban, this thriving spectator sport now attracts thousands of young men across a country ravaged by war and poverty who dream of attaining a better life through muscles.

BEYOND EYRUV
BEYOND EYRUV

Religion & Spirituality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Cultural Studies  Jewish Studies  2008 

Hasidic communities in the U.S. and elsewhere are surrounded by an Eyruv, a thin wire that serves as a ritual boundary with the secular world. Beyond Eyruv follows a young man who decides to leave the ultra-orthodox Hasidic community, the only world he's ever known.

JOURNEY OF A RED FRIDGE
JOURNEY OF A RED FRIDGE

Asian Studies  Anthropology  Labor Studies  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

The journey of a young boy, hired to carry a red Coca-Cola fridge across the Himalayan Mountains, is an acute portrait of child labor in the developing world. This unusually beautiful and moving documentary is supported by the Global Fund for Children.

FRONTRUNNER: the afghan woman who surprised the world
FRONTRUNNER: the afghan woman who surprised the world

Women's Studies  Media Studies  Islamic Studies  Political Science  Cultural Studies  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  2008  Directed by Women 

The heroic story of the first woman to run for President of Afghanistan. Frontrunner introduces us to Dr. Massouda Jalal, a mother of three children, whose campaign inspired thousands of women across the country to participate in the democratic process.

CUBA: a lifetime of passion
CUBA: a lifetime of passion

Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Economics  Cultural Studies  2008 

With unprecedented access to Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits, Cuba: A Lifetime of Passion looks at the extant reality of the Cuban Revolution and its uncertain post-Castro future.

MISS NAVAJO
MISS NAVAJO

Women's Studies  Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  2008 

For most of us, pageants conjure up smiling beauty-queen hopefuls parading around in bathing suits or glittery gowns. But most of us have never witnessed the Miss Navajo Nation competition - a unique pageant established in 1952 to celebrate women and tradition in Navajo culture.

WELCOME TO NOLLYWOOD
WELCOME TO NOLLYWOOD

Cinema Studies  African Studies  Media Studies  Economics  Cultural Studies  2007 

After the U.S. and India, the world's third largest producer of feature films is Nigeria. Welcome to Nollywood explores this burgeoning film industry, from its unique challenges to its diverse array of films that both mirror and comment upon the social ills of the continent.

SONIA
SONIA

Art History  Women's Studies  Russia  Performing Arts  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Cultural Studies  Architecture  2007  Directed by Women 

A magical portrait of Russia's revolutionary artistic avant-garde - Mayakovsky, Voloshin, Blok, Malevich, Tatlin - through the life of Sonia Dymshitz-Tolstaya, an impassioned artist whose life reflected the social upheavals of her time. She was one of the few Jewish women who became part of this inner circle.

PROMISED PARADISE
PROMISED PARADISE

Cultural Studies  2007  Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Performing Arts  Media Studies  Islamic Studies  Asian Studies  Southeast Asian Studies 

How can one believe that terrorism leads to heaven? Banned by the Indonesian government, this provocative documentary examines the psychology of extremism in a country with the largest Muslim population in the world.

THIN ICE
THIN ICE

Children & Young Adult  Women's Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Cultural Studies  Asian Studies  2007 

A surprising and inspiring documentary about breaking gender and religious barriers in India. With no equipment or funding, a group of young Buddhist and Muslim girls work tirelessly to be the first female team to compete in the national ice hockey tournament.

CALCUTTA CALLING
CALCUTTA CALLING

Labor Studies  Economics  Asian Studies  Cultural Studies  2007 

Business Process Outsourcing is the fastest growing industry in the world. In India, over 350,000 people are currently working in call centers. Vikeeh Uppal, or "Ethan Reed," is one of them. You may have already spoken with him.

BLOQUEO: looking at the U.S. embargo against Cuba
BLOQUEO: looking at the U.S. embargo against Cuba

Latin-American Studies  Health  Cultural Studies  Political Science  Environmental Studies  Economics  2007  Directed by Women 

Since 1962 the United States has imposed an economic, commercial and financial embargo on Cuba. Bloqueo examines its effects, the reasons for its implementation, and why it has endured for so many decades.

KIRAN OVER MONGOLIA
KIRAN OVER MONGOLIA

Environmental Studies  Cultural Studies  Asian Studies  Anthropology  2007 

Set against the staggering and exotic beauty of Mongolia, Kiran Over Mongolia follows the story of a young man as he attempts to learn the culture of his ancestors through the ancient art of eagle mastery.

CROSSING ARIZONA
CROSSING ARIZONA

Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Chicano Studies  Immigration 

A Sundance festival favorite, Crossing Arizona offers a far-reaching and up-to-the-moment look at the hotly debated issue of illegal immigration, as captured at America's current flashpoint - the Arizona border.

LAST HOUSE STANDING
LAST HOUSE STANDING

Urban Studies  Cultural Studies  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

As China continues its unprecedented economic growth, Last House Standing captures the poignant story of an elderly man caught between his country's past and future.

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