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FROM DUST: the untold story of life after the tsunami
FROM DUST: the untold story of life after the tsunami

Political Science  Environmental Studies  Economics  Business  Asian Studies  2007 

What happens in the aftermath of a natural disaster? How are billions of dollars in aid spent by local governments? How does the desire for economic development influence the rebuilding process? Filmed in Sri Lanka, From Dust examines one government's controversial response to the Asian Tsunami

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.

PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA
PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA

Environmental Studies  Architecture  American Studies  African-American Studies 

There was a time when the Salton Sea was known as the Riviera of the West - a premiere vacation destination for the rich and famous. Today, it's considered one of America's worst ecological disasters. Narrated by John Waters, this irreverent documentary looks at exactly what went wrong.

BUILDING THE GHERKIN
BUILDING THE GHERKIN

Architecture  Urban Studies  Europe  Environmental Studies  Business  Directed by Women 

Can a single building impact the career of an architect, the image of a global company and the future of a major city? Building the Gherkin chronicles the design, planning and construction of the controversial Swiss Re building, dubbed 'the erotic gherkin' by the British press.

PORTRAIT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 2)
PORTRAIT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 2)

Russia  Photography  Environmental Studies  Eastern Europe  Cinema Studies  Anthropology 

An award-winning film from Russian documentary filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa, Portrait is an evocative snapshot of a disappearing way of life, a meditation on old and new Russia.

THE SETTLEMENT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 3)
THE SETTLEMENT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 3)

Russia  Psychology & Psychiatry  Environmental Studies  Eastern Europe  Disabilities  Cinema Studies  Anthropology 

A critically-acclaimed, visually arresting documentary about a very strange Russian settlement, from renowned documentary filmmaker, Sergei Loznitsa.

THE HEALING GARDENS OF NEW YORK
THE HEALING GARDENS OF NEW YORK

Urban Studies  New York City  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Environmental Studies  Criminal & Law  African-American Studies  Directed by Women 

A wonderful film that illustrates the significance of gardens and green spaces in the face of ever growing urbanization and development.

BULLSHIT
BULLSHIT

Women's Studies  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Environmental Studies  Economics  Biology  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

Her opponents gave her the "Bullshit Award" for sustaining global poverty. Time magazine hailed her as one of the great heroes of our time. She is Vandana Shiva and this is a film about globalization, genetic engineering, bio-piracy, food and water.

BUTTERFLIES
BUTTERFLIES

Science  Environmental Studies  Biology 

How long do butterflies live? Why are butterflies colors so bright? This short film presents an informative, educational and visually stunning look at our favorite winged creatures.

POWDER RIVER COUNTRY
POWDER RIVER COUNTRY

Environmental Studies  Sociology  Native American Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Looks at coal bed methane development and its impact in Wyoming and Montana, where people are catching-up to a changing industry that threatens the Powder River Basin.

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.

ECOLOGICAL DESIGN: INVENTING THE FUTURE
ECOLOGICAL DESIGN: INVENTING THE FUTURE

Environmental Studies  Architecture 

This video illuminates the emergence of ecological design in the twentieth century. Beginning with the work of Buckminster Fuller , from the 1920s through the 1960s, continuing through the counter-culture, and ending on the doorstep of the twenty-first century, the video follows the evolution of ecological design from the early visions of a few independent thinkers to the powerful movement it has become today.

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THE FOUR SEASONS (Series)

Environmental Studies 

This award-winning series celebrates the scenic splendor of North America's changing seasons while emphasizing the urgent need for protection and conservation of the world's environment and wildlife.

SCIENCE WAGES WAR ON HUNGER
SCIENCE WAGES WAR ON HUNGER

Science  Environmental Studies  Biology  African Studies 

Millions of people in Africa do not have enough food to eat. This video follows Dr. Florence Wambugu as she reveals the immediate needs of the African people to fight crop disease and pests, essential in saving their population from hunger and famine.

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A FARM PICTURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LONG ISLAND FARMS

Environmental Studies  Sociology  American Studies 

Examines the history and current status of the region's family and commercial farms. It begins in the pre-settlement periods of 1640 and continues up to the present day, featuring interviews with numerous local farmers who explain how an increasing number of farms are vanishing from the Long Island landscape.

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ELEPHANT PEOPLE

Environmental Studies  African Studies  Directed by Women 

This video examines a growing problem in Zimbabwe, where herds of elephants from national parks and wildlife preserves are invading farming villages, destroying crops and occasionally killing villagers.

ACCABONAC HARBOR
ACCABONAC HARBOR

Environmental Studies  Short Films 

This breathtakingly beautiful short film uses camera effects, voice-over, and music to create an impressionistic view of a small harbor located in East Hampton, New York, emphasizing the important role that the beauty of nature plays in our everyday lives.

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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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ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

Asian Studies  Environmental Studies  Political Science 

Examines UN efforts to encourage governments to develop policies supporting sustainable development and the improvement of the quality of people's lives without destroying natural resources.

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AFRICA RECOVERY

Political Science  Environmental Studies  African Studies 

Africa today is a continent beset by drought, famine, war and debt. In Zambia, a news reporter examines these problems and discusses potential solutions that might be applicable to the entire continent.

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