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RUSSIA FOR SALE: THE ROUGH ROAD TO CAPITALISM

Sociology  Russia  Political Science  Economics  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

Tells the compelling stories of three Russians against the backdrop of the former Soviet Union's breakup and historic transition from Communism to Capitalism.

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DISGRACED MONUMENTS

World History  Sociology  Political Science  Eastern Europe  Art History  Russia  Directed by Women 

Featuring rare archival footage and interviews with sculptors, art historians, gallery and museum directors, this video examines how monuments connect us with the past, how they are destroyed and new ones raised at times of social cataclysm, and how every turning point in society has begun history anew in a struggle with old monuments.

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MEMORIES DO NOT BURN

Eastern Europe  Peace & Conflict  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Portrays a summer camp on a tiny island in the Adriatic Sea for Bosnian and Croatian children traumatized by the war in the former Yugoslavia.

A TRIAL IN PRAGUE ( 83 min.)
A TRIAL IN PRAGUE ( 83 min.)

Directed by Women 

Chronicles an infamous political show trial that took place in Czechoslovakia at the height of the Cold War. In 1952 fourteen leading Communists, including Rudolf Slansky, the second most powerful man in the country, were tried on charges of high treason and espionage.

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TO LIVE FOR IRELAND

Political Science  Irish Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the political turmoil and sectarian violence that has racked Northern Ireland for the last twenty years by profiling the efforts of the Social Democrat and Labor Party (SDLP) to achieve peace in Northern Ireland through nonviolent means.

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MY CYPRUS: THE COUNTRY,THE CONFLICT, THE MISSING

Peace & Conflict  Europe  Directed by Women 

Provides an informative historical overview of the ongoing conflict between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities initiated over twenty years ago by the Turkish invasion of this Mediterranean island.

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HANAN ASHRAWI: A WOMAN OF HER TIME

Women's Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Directed by Women 

Profiles Hanan Ashrawi, former spokesperson for the Palestine Liberation Organization during the Middle East peace talks with Israel, but who later turned down a position in the new government in favor of continuing her efforts on behalf of peace and human rights.

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PARAGUAY: THE FORGOTTEN DICTATORSHIP

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

Offers a rare look at Latin America's oldest dictatorship, that of General Alfredo Stroessner, who took power in 1954.

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LAND FOR ROSE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the popular movement for land reform in Brazil. The film shows massive demonstrations, marches and protests throughout Brazil, including the establishment of a large camp of some 1500 landless peasants at an unused private farm in Rio Grande do Sul.

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I SPENT MY LIFE IN THE MINES

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Directed by Women 

This film autobiography of a Bolivian miner also chronicles the rise and fall of the mining industry and the political history of Bolivia.

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MISSING CHILDREN

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

Portrays the courageous efforts of Argentine mothers and grandmothers to locate their children and grandchildren who were among the innocent victims of the military junta's "dirty war" against the opposition in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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CHILDREN IN DEBT

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Economics  Directed by Women 

Examines the controversial issue of Latin America's `external debt' to the U.S., focusing on the ways it affects children, including malnourishment, lack of medical care,

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THE CHILDREN'S WAR (guerra dos meninos)

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women 

This prize-winning documentary examines both the causes and consequences of the brutal war of extermination Brazilian society is waging against its own children.

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HOLY FATHER AND GLORIA

Spanish Language  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

An emotionally powerful account of Pope John Paul's 1987 visit to Chile, which caused a massive outpouring of political discontent with the Pinochet regime, including emotional appeals to the Pope to support protests over the imprisonment and torture of political prisoners, the lack of political freedom, and widespread hunger and unemployment.

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MOTIVATIONS

Spanish Language  Short Films  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

A portrait of painter Manuel Mendive who discusses the African themes in his art.

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I'LL GO TO SANTIAGO

Spanish Language  Short Films  Latino Studies  Directed by Women 

A gentle, loving portrait of Santiago de Cuba and its people.

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I AM JUANA BACALLAO

Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Music  Directed by Women 

A profile of the colorful singer who uses the street Spanish of Cuba to sing, swagger and slang her way into the hearts of her audience.

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CASTLES IN THE AIR

Short Films  Directed by Women 

This dramatic short, based on interviews, is a case study of the high divorce rate among young married couples.

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CUBA VA!: THE CHALLENGE OF THE NEXT GENERATION

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This controversial documentary looks at Cuba's future from the outspoken and dynamic perspective of Cuban youth. Interviews and spontaneous, street corner debates are interwoven with rarely seen views of Cuban youth culture. The result is an unprecedented view of a critical moment in Cuban history and Cuban/U.S. relations.

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BENEDITA DA SILVA

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

A profile of the first black woman ever to be elected city councillor and member of the Brazilian Parliament from the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro.

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