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COUNTERPOINT FOR HER
COUNTERPOINT FOR HER

Women's Studies  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Europe  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

Counterpoint For Her exposes the brutal reality of human trafficking. This eye-opening documentary follows several men and women intimately involved in the trade, including a local Bosnian girl who, while living in Italy in 1992, was sold into the trade by a good friend of her brother.

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META-MECANO: THE CREATION OF THE JEAN TINGUELY MUSEUM

Urban Studies  Europe  Art History  Architecture 

This video follows the sculptures of the late Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), one of Europe’s most popular artists, as they are transported from his Swiss studio to their new home at the Museum of Basel.

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PICTURES FROM THE OLD COUNTRY

Sociology  Europe  Eastern Europe  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This video chronicles the filmmaker’s quest to uncover the mystery of her Slovak identity and heritage. As a young girl growing up during the Cold War, she was curious about the 'strange' language spoken by her grandmother and the enigma that shrouds her past.

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LOURDES

Anthropology  Europe  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

Examines the most famous of Marian shrines, in France, which is visited by more than five million pilgrims each year.

FAREWELL, BARBIANA!
FAREWELL, BARBIANA!

Education  Europe  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Children & Young Adult 

Tells the story of Don Lorenzo Milani, a Catholic priest sent in the Sixties to the small isolated village of Barbiana in Tuscany, where the children of the local peasants and farmer workers had been neglected by the state educational system.

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NO EASY WALK (series)

African Studies  Anthropology  Europe  Political Science  Sociology  World History 

This series chronicles the history of colonialism and the struggle for independence in three African countries - Ethiopia, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.

GRENADA: THE FUTURE COMING TOWARDS US
GRENADA: THE FUTURE COMING TOWARDS US

Latin-American Studies  Europe  Political Science  Spanish Language  World History  Directed by Women 

Examines the aims and accomplishments of the New Jewel Movement and the reasons for the Fall 1983 U.S. military invasion.

PORRAIMOS: EUROPE'S GYPSIES IN THE HOLOCAUST
PORRAIMOS: EUROPE'S GYPSIES IN THE HOLOCAUST

Sociology  Jewish Studies  Health  Europe  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

This historical video chronicles the Roma (Gypsy) Holocaust—Porraimos, or "the devouring." It is the first American documentary to expose how the pseudo-science of eugenics was used to persecute not only Jews, but also Gypsies.

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MARQUIS DE SADE: PORNOGRAPHER OR PROPHET?, THE

World History  Sociology  Literature  Human Sexuality  Europe 

This provocative and emotionally unsettling video examines the realities behind the myth of the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), the French author who, charged with numerous sexual offenses, spent half of his adult life in prisons or asylums.

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PREDICTIONS OF FIRE

World History  Sociology  Political Science  Peace & Conflict  Eastern Europe  Europe 

Predictions of Fire is a revealing study of the controversial and internationally acclaimed Slovenian arts collective NSK, as seen through the lens of 20th century European history.

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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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WEIMAR: A MODERN DAY RENAISSANCE CITY

World History  Sociology  Urban Studies  Performing Arts  Europe  Cultural Studies 

Weimar: A Modern Day Renaissance City is a celebration of the small town that has capped its triumphant comeback by being recognized as the Culture city of Europe in 1999. This video looks at Weimar's past and present.

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NO EASY WALK: ZIMBABWE

African Studies  Anthropology  Europe  Political Science  Sociology  World History 

Part of the No Easy Walk series, this video begins in March 1896 when the Ndebele people of what was then known as Rhodesia rose in armed rebellion against European settlers such as Cecil Rhodes, who had taken over much of their land in the search for gold and other minerals.

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NO EASY WALK: KENYA

African Studies  Anthropology  Europe  Political Science  Sociology  World History 

Part of the No Easy Walk series, this video traces the history of Kenya's opposition to white rule, from the arrival of the first settlers in the 19th century to the Mau-Mau rebellion in 1952, in which the struggle for land rights was central.

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NO EASY WALK: ETHIOPIA

African Studies  Anthropology  Europe  Political Science  Sociology  World History 

Part of the No Easy Walk series, this video begins with the Ethiopian victory over the Italians in 1896 at the Battle of Andowa, which confirmed Ethiopian independence to the European powers and paved the way for Emperor Menelik's modernization program.

...ALL OUR LIVES
...ALL OUR LIVES

World History  Women's Studies  Political Science  Labor Studies  Europe  Directed by Women 

Examines the lives of several women who actively participated in the social revolution during the Spanish Civil War, women who are as dynamic in their 80s as they were in their youth. All are members of the anarcho-syndicalist trade union, the CNT, the main representative of the working class movement in Spain in 1936.

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THE THIRD GENERATION

Europe  Jewish Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Peace & Conflict  Children & Young Adult 

Focusing on the activities of the German-Israeli Youth Exchange Program, this video shows three generations of Germans and Israelis who, confronted with the historical legacy of the Holocaust, are actively involved in building new personal relationships while trying to come to terms with ambivalent, often negative, attitudes about one another.

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RETURN TO THE WARSAW GHETTO

Europe  Jewish Studies 

On April 19, 1993, thousands of Jews from all over the world gathered in Warsaw to observe the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, one of the few truly heroic events for Jews during World War II.

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DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

Europe  World History 

A moving memoir of the Spanish Civil War by a veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, this film includes historical background on the Depression, archival footage of Civil War battles, and footage shot in Franco's Spain of the mid-1970s.

THE HISTORY BOOK (Series)
THE HISTORY BOOK (Series)

Animation  Europe  World History  Children & Young Adult 

Beginning with the Middle Ages and continuing to the present day, this series of nine animated films surveys the development of society throughout the ages from a grassroots perspective, showing history as it has been lived and experienced by common people.

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