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IMAGES OF FAITH
IMAGES OF FAITH

Spanish Language  Religion & Spirituality  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the centuries-old tradition in Puerto Rico of using hand-carved santos in Catholic religious practices. The film visits an elderly santero (carver) and his teenage apprentice, revealing the skill and artistry of this ancient craft as well as the importance of the saints in the lives of the faithful.

MANOS A LA OBRA: THE STORY OF OPERATION BOOTSTRAP
MANOS A LA OBRA: THE STORY OF OPERATION BOOTSTRAP

Cinema Studies  Economics  Latin-American Studies  Media Studies  Political Science  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

Examines Puerto Rico's `Operation Bootstrap,' the highly vaunted economic development plan undertaken in the 1950s to provide a role model for economic development throughout Latin America.

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BRIDGE OVER THE CARIBBEAN, A

Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Economics  Directed by Women 

This documentary, featuring interviews with industrialists, economics, and government officials, analyzes the economic development of Puerto Rico, from 1940 through 1994, including the impact of NAFTA on the Commonwealth's economy.

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ROAD OF NO RETURN: THE BANISHMENT OF MARIA DE LAS MERCEDES BARBUDO

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Short Films  Photography  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This short drama portrays the efforts of a young woman photographer to uncover the fragmentary and little-known history of an early nineteenth-century Puerto Rican feminist and political activist who was deported for her nationalist beliefs by the Spanish colonial government of the era.

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WHO SHOT ALEXANDER HAMILTON?

American Studies  Political Science  Directed by Women 

This video offers an unusually revealing, behind-the-scenes look at the hectic daily working lives of our elected members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

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CITIZEN: THE POLITICAL LIFE OF ALLARD K. LOWENSTEIN

Children & Young Adult  Political Science  American Studies  Directed by Women 

In chronicling the career of the political activist and former NY Congressman, this documentary vividly recreates the Civil Rights and antiwar struggles of the '60s and '70s. It traces Lowenstein's life from his formative childhood influences to the political causes that motivated his adult life right up to his assassination in 1980.

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VOICES FROM THE FRONT LINES

Directed by Women 

This video profiles the Los Angeles-based Labor/Community Strategy Center and its grassroots political activism, which includes multiracial community organizing and coalition building, around such issues as environmental racism, corporate injustice, and equitable public transportation.

HOME OF THE BRAVE
HOME OF THE BRAVE

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the impact of industrial development on native peoples in North and South America, the crisis of identity that this entails, and the national and international efforts to politically organize to protect Indian lives and land.

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.

MORE THAN WORDS
MORE THAN WORDS

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary portrait of a small Native American tribe struggling to retain what is left of its culture focuses on 77-year-old Marie Smith, the last of Alaska's Eyak Indians to speak the language of her people.

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TAHTONKA: THE PLAINS INDIANS AND THEIR BUFFALO CULTURE

Anthropology  Native American Studies  Directed by Women 

This video covers three hundred years of Plains Indians history from the pre-horse period through the tragedy at Wounded Knee in 1890.

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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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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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MEDIA ONLY

Media Studies  Political Science  Directed by Women 

A behind-the-scenes look at media coverage of the 1992 Republican National Convention where, for one hectic week, 15,000 members of the working press crowded into Houston's Astrodome complex.

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COVERING CHIAPAS

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

This video examines award-winning broadcast journalist Amy Goodman, of New York's WBAI-FM radio, at work covering the February 1994 emergence of Zapatista rebels in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

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TRUTH UNDER SIEGE

Eastern Europe  Media Studies  Directed by Women 

Portrays the efforts of independent journalists in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina who have been fighting for the democratic ideal of a free press during the war which has devastated the former Yugoslavia.

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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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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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DOG DAYS

American Studies  Labor Studies  New York City  Sociology  Urban Studies  Directed by Women 

This video examines the world of New York City's hot-dog vendors, revealing their lifestyles, hopes and dreams, and the political struggle in which New York's Mayor Rudy Giuliani is attempting to restrict their access to the city's streets. It features interviews with a wide variety of vendors, and members of the city's Vendor Review Panel and Business Improvement District.

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