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SHIPBREAKERS
SHIPBREAKERS

Sociology  Labor Studies  Health  Environmental Studies  Economics  Asian Studies 

Welcome to Alang , India, the site of a gargantuan scrap yard where oceangoing ships come to die. Forty thousand Indians live and work here, dismembering and scavenging the hulks of 400 vessels every year.

HER CHINA TODAY
HER CHINA TODAY

Women's Studies  Asian Studies  Sociology  Economics  Directed by Women 

This documentary is about five women in China from different age, social and economic groups whose lives reflect the lives of many women all over China today.

JIM MAGUIRE: A LIFE ON WALL STREET
JIM MAGUIRE: A LIFE ON WALL STREET

Economics  Business  American Studies  Sociology  New York City 

This video chronicles the history of Wall Street, America’s financial center since 1949, exploring the last half-century of economic history through the life of Jim Maguire.

CELTIC WAVES: THE FLOW OF IRISH EMIGRATION
CELTIC WAVES: THE FLOW OF IRISH EMIGRATION

Economics  Irish Studies  Sociology  Immigration 

This documentary explores the effects of 150 years of emigration trends on the culture of Ireland. It examines four specific time periods—the 1840s Famine, the turn of the twentieth century, the hostile 1950s, and the 1980s and 1990s, with the emergence of the 'Celtic Tiger' economy.

INNOVATING NICARAGUA
INNOVATING NICARAGUA

Economics  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language 

Shows how the Innovators Movement of the Sandinista Workers Union fabricated machine parts and other items to maintain the Nicaraguan economy during the U.S. economic blockade.

AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

Economics  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Sociology 

Reveals the nature and the extent of the U.S. government and corporate complicity in the 'destabilization' campaign and the 1973 coup that overthrew Allende's Popular Unity government in Chile.

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WHEN THE PEOPLE AWAKE

Economics  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language 

Documents the peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism attempted by Allende's Popular Unity Government in Chile in 1970-73, tracing its historical background, developments and impending tragedy.

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NIGHTMARE IN PARADISE

African Studies  Economics  Media Studies  Political Science  Sociology 

This video chronicles the recent political history of Sierra Leone, a small West African nation, rich in natural resources, which has been plagued by successive politically corrupt governments since its establishment as a republic in 1971.

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MAKING DO

Economics  African Studies  Asian Studies  Criminal & Law  Latin-American Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language 

Faced with widespread conditions of mass unemployment, poverty, urban crowding, and governmental crisis, more than a billion people in some 100 underdeveloped nations throughout the Third World have developed their own 'informal economy,' a parallel lifestyle operating on the margins of the society's formal economy and legal system, which provides them with a means of survival.

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IN CANE FOR LIFE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Environmental Studies  Economics 

Shot during the seven months of the Brazilian sugar cane harvest, this video portrays what may be the last generation of the nation's 800,000 sugar cane cutters (an environmental law approved by the National Congress has ruled that by 2015 practically all cane harvesting must be mechanized).

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WHAT ABOUT MACEDONIA?

Sociology  Political Science  Economics  Eastern Europe  Cultural Studies 

Examines the former Yugoslav Republic and newly independent country of Macedonia and its efforts to make the difficult transition from socialism to capitalism and to forge a democratic society in which ethnic minorities share equally in political and economic decision making.

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ARMENIA: BITTERSWEET FREEDOM

Sociology  Economics  Eastern Europe 

Chronicles the struggle for survival of this former Soviet Republic since its independence following the break-up of the Soviet Union.

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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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RUSSIA AND AMERICA

Urban Studies  Sociology  Russia  Economics  Eastern Europe  American Studies 

Focuses on the Russian city of Ekaterinburg as a case-study illustration of the former Soviet Union's difficult transition from a socialist to a capitalist economy.

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JEDDAH: BRIDE OF THE SEA

Architecture  Cultural Studies  Economics  Islamic Studies  Middle Eastern Studies 

This video examines the ancient Red Sea port of Jeddah, one of the oldest commercial waterways in the world, and renowned in the Middle East as "the Bride of the Sea."

NEIGHBORS: THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO
NEIGHBORS: THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latino Studies  Labor Studies  Economics  Chicano Studies  Immigration 

An in-depth look at economic relations between the U.S. and Mexico, including banking, trade and illegal immigration, and the impact of maquiladoras—labor-intensive factories owned by U.S. firms but located in Mexico—and how these "offshore" operations affect American consumers and workers.

BITTER CANE
BITTER CANE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Economics 

Examines the history of Haiti, from the 1804 revolution to the occupation (1915-34) by U.S. Marines, and the repressive Duvalier regimes of `Papa Doc' and `Baby Doc.'

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PRODUCING MIRACLES EVERYDAY

Economics  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language 

Over half of the Latin American labor force works in the "informal economy," creating their own forms of income and employment through hard work and ingenuity. This documentary celebrates the resourcefulness of impoverished people throughout the developing world for whom economic necessity is truly the mother of invention.

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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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SACRED EARTH

Spanish Language  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Economics  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women 

Reveals the plight of landless peasants in Guatemala, where property ownership is restricted to a small percentage of the nation's most wealthy citizens.

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