Cultural Studies


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

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

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  Cuban Studies 

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.

AWAKE ZION
AWAKE ZION

Religion & Spirituality  Jewish Studies  African-American Studies  Latin-American Studies  African Studies  New York City  Music  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women  2020 

Re-released for 2020. Ever wonder why Jews and Rastafarians both use the Star of David and make references to Zion? This exuberant documentary explores the surprising connections between reggae culture and Judaism.

VIENNA 1900
VIENNA 1900

Europe  Cultural Studies  Art History  Jewish Studies  Human Sexuality  Directed by Women 

Earlier this year, Gustav Klimt's "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" was sold for $135 million, the largest amount ever paid for a painting. This wonderful new documentary invites viewers to explore Vienna at the turn-of-the-century and the rich artistic movement that engendered such a work.

TEEN MOTHERS
TEEN MOTHERS

Women's Studies  Latin-American Studies  Human Sexuality  Family Relations  Sociology  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

A stark and honest look at the explosion of teen pregnancy in Brazil, this award-winning documentary follows four young girls, ages 13 to 15, through the course of their pregnancies and into the early days of motherhood.

RECALLING ORANGE COUNTY
RECALLING ORANGE COUNTY

Political Science  Latino Studies  Education  Cultural Studies  Chicano Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

An unflinching look inside the contentious recall of an immigrant rights activist in California, and the fierce conflict it sparked within the Latino community, between recent and assimilated immigrants, over what it means to be an American.

A TALE OF TWO TEENS
A TALE OF TWO TEENS

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Health  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  American Studies  AIDS  African Studies 

The AIDS pandemic in Africa as seen through the eyes of two young girls, an American and South African teenager, featuring the music of the Dave Matthews Band and U2.

A BRIEF PEACE
A BRIEF PEACE

Death & Dying  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Cultural Studies  Sociology 

Revealing an aspect of Iranian society rarely exposed to the West, filmmaker Ata Hayati brings his cameras to Behesht Zahra, Tehran's biggest cemetery, to witness Iran's distinctive culture of death.

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LONG JOURNEY HOME

Sociology  Native American Studies  Cultural Studies 

How does an American Indian tribe preserve its heritage while functioning in modern America? Long Journey Home tells the story of walking in two worlds through the family of Dee Ketchum, tribal chief of the Delaware Indians from 1998 through 2002.

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PICTURES FROM THE OLD COUNTRY

Sociology  Europe  Eastern Europe  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This video chronicles the filmmaker’s quest to uncover the mystery of her Slovak identity and heritage. As a young girl growing up during the Cold War, she was curious about the 'strange' language spoken by her grandmother and the enigma that shrouds her past.

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

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