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CUBA AMOR
CUBA AMOR

Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Environmental Studies 

This beautifully photographed video gives a rare (for Americans) view of Cuba. Apart from its current economic crisis as an embattled socialist government, it is also an undeniably beautiful Caribbean island which current U.S. laws prevent most American tourists from visiting.

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STREET VENDORS: THE INFORMAL MAJORITY OF MEXICO

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Environmental Studies  Economics 

This documentary examines the human side of Mexico's informal economy, which is estimated to comprise some two-thirds of the country's working population. Featuring interviews with five street vendors and a resident economics scholar, the video will stimulate discussion on government regulation, economic sustainability, environmental health, and the NAFTA debate.

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VOICES FROM THE FIELDS

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Environmental Studies  Economics  Chicano Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary follows farmworkers from California's Salinas Valley back to their roots in the fields of rural Mexico, where they recount their everyday struggle to cope in the midst of the globalization of agriculture and the impact of NAFTA.

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VIETNAM: AFTER THE FIRE

Asian Studies  Environmental Studies  Health 

Examines the extensive damage to the Vietnamese environment and people by the war, including the bombing which cratered the landscape and left thousands of unexploded bombs, and the use of defoliants such as Agent Orange which devastated the country's eco-system and are now resulting in cancer and deformed births among the populace.

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RIVER NIGER, BLACK MOTHER

African Studies  Anthropology  Environmental Studies 

This video traces the undulating route of the River Niger throughout West Africa, from its source in the Republic of Guinea to Nigeria, and discusses how this majestic waterway, as an essential communications and transport link, has molded the history and culture of the region.

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RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (30MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety re- forms.

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RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (49 MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety re- forms.

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RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (72MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety reforms.

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THEY LIVE IN GUINEA

American Studies  Economics  Environmental Studies  Sociology 

This video tells the story of a hardworking, self-sufficient, fiercely independent community of fishermen and women working the waters of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay.

BAYMEN
BAYMEN

American Studies  Biology  Environmental Studies  Labor Studies  Science 

This video portrays the work of men who continue to earn a living by harvesting shellfish from Long Island Bay, near New York City, and selling them to local markets.

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THE CHARCOAL PEOPLE

Environmental Studies  Health  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language 

This film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Nigel Noble documents the workaday lives of Brazilian peasants who cut down trees in the Amazon rain forest and burn the wood in earthen kilns to make charcoal, an essential ingredient for the manufacture of pig iron in the U.S

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FAST TRACK

Children & Young Adult  Environmental Studies  Family Relations  Native American Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Urban Studies 

Examines the hectic lifestyles of "fast track" couples, members of the Baby Boom generation whose desire to succeed--at the office, in social circles and through their children's accomplishments--leads to living in a state of chronic stress.

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THE COST OF COTTON

Environmental Studies  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language 

Examines the use in the Third World of pesticides banned in the U.S., such as DDT, and the consequences--poisoned workers, contaminated crops and water supplies, decimation of wildlife, development of pesticide-resistant insects, and the ecological boomerang effect--when contaminated foreign goods, from coffee to beef and cotton, are imported into the U.S.

TOP GUNS AND TOXIC WHALES
TOP GUNS AND TOXIC WHALES

Environmental Studies 

Challenging our traditional view of national security as being assured by elaborate armaments systems, this documentary shows how environmental deterioration has now become the real threat to national and international security.

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WANDERING THROUGH WINTER

Environmental Studies 

Part of The Four Seasons series, this film's focus is winter. A time of migration and hibernation, winter also sets the blood racing, the nip of the wind quickening our every move.

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AUTUMN ACROSS AMERICA

Environmental Studies 

Part of The Four Seasons series, this film poses some searching and often bewildering questions. It asks why we still offer bounties for certain animals...why we destroy the awe-inspiring redwood forests...why the elk is near extinction...why the trumpeter swan was "too beautiful to live."

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JOURNEY INTO SUMMER

Environmental Studies 

Part of The Four Seasons series, this quietly beautiful film shows natrue at her zenith of color and life. Everything is in full bloom--plants, insects, animals--and all are performing their individual and interdependent roles in nature's great life cycle.

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NORTH WITH THE SPRING

Environmental Studies 

Part of The Four Seasons series, this charming film focuses on the world's favorite season, spring: the season of youth, of lovers, the mating season

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ON THE TRAIL OF THE BIGHORN (wild refuge series)

Environmental Studies 

Because of their elusive nature, bighorn sheep have been notoriously difficult to film. This program is able to follow them into the remote outback of Utah, Nevada and the Rockies and observe their habits, even though they can spot a man up to five miles away.

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PROWLING WITH THE MIGHTY POLAR BEAR (wild refuge series)

Environmental Studies 

In the Arctic tundra a polar bear and her cubs engage in rough and tumble play undisturbed. In the gulf of the St. Lawrence River, baby harp seals are clubbed to death for fashionable furs.

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