Media Studies


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AFTER THE BLACK BOOK
AFTER THE BLACK BOOK

Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Women's Studies  Sociology  Health  Directed by Women 

In April of 1999, Chilean journalist Alejandra Matus wrote The Black Book of Chilean Justice, an exposé of the Chilean judicial system.

THE ANIMATED CENTURY
THE ANIMATED CENTURY

Media Studies  Cinema Studies  Animation  Directed by Women 

Animated hosts Professor Edward A. Elderberry and his disciple Horace, introduce clips from 160 films from 26 countries, and discuss the most significant animated films of the past 100 years.

HOT TALK (Series)
HOT TALK (Series)

Education  Media Studies  Political Science  Sociology 

In this ongoing video series, Saul Landau—internationally known scholar, author, lecturer, and filmmaker—talks to guests about current events, politics, social issues, education, religion, and entertainment, among a wide range of other topics.

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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.

THE ART OF RESISTANCE
THE ART OF RESISTANCE

Art History  Chicano Studies  Cultural Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies  Photography  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Surveys the contemporary Chicano art movement by tracing its development during the height of Chicano political activism in the late Sixties and Seventies, blending archival footage with interviews with the artists and samples of their work, including photographs, murals, graphics, films, paintings, and ephemeral art.

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TAKING AIM

Sociology  Spanish Language  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Cinema Studies  Anthropology  Directed by Women 

In 1985, Monica Frota, an independent Brazilian filmmaker, collaborated with the Kayapo people of the Brazilian rain forest to develop Mekaron Opoi D'joi (He Who Creates Images), the first Kayapo media project.

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THE LIBERIA TRAGEDY

African Studies  Media Studies  Political Science  Sociology 

Examines the recent political history of Liberia, from the 1980 military coup led by Samuel Doe to the 1989 rebellion which ousted him from power and led to the Liberian civil war.

LUISA CAPETILLO: A PASSION FOR JUSTICE
LUISA CAPETILLO: A PASSION FOR JUSTICE

Latin-American Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies  Puerto Rican Studies  Spanish Language  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Dramatizes the life and work of Luisa Capetillo (1879-1922), a Puerto Rican journalist, writer, suffragist, and labor organizer.

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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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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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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SIX O'CLOCK AND ALL'S WELL

American Studies  Media Studies 

Probing behind the scenes at the top-rated New York City news program, this documentary examines the processes and values of contemporary broadcast journalism. Through interviews with station staff and dissections of story coverage, a candid portrait emerges of America's primary news source, the `Six O'Clock News' program.

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IF IT BLEEDS, IT LEADS

Media Studies 

Examines local TV `spot' news coverage--the term stations give to filmed coverage of fires, car accidents, shootings and other local events involving violence or death--which are frequently used as the lead story on news programs.

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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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CORPORATION WITH A MOVIE CAMERA

American Studies  Cultural Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies 

This unusual video examines the ways in which corporate representations have shaped Americans' ideas about Third World countries.

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COUNTERFEIT COVERAGE

American Studies  Islamic Studies  Media Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Political Science 

Reveals a hidden dimension to the media coverage of the Gulf War, showing how a group of wealthy Kuwaiti citizens hired the American PR firm Hill and Knowlton to develop a multi-million dollar ad campaign to promote U.S. military intervention in the Gulf on behalf of Kuwait.

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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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TABLOID FRENZY

Media Studies  Sociology 

Public interest in the secrets and scandals of TV and movie stars fuels the billion dollar a year business of tabloid journalism, one with a weekly readership of over 20,000,000 for 'supermarket tabs' such as The National Enquirer, The Star, and The Globe. This documentary goes behind the scenes to chronicle the daily activities of the editors, writers, researchers and photographers at The Globe and other leading 'tabs,' in the process revealing their working methods and journalistic philosophy.

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DEAR CARRY

Cinema Studies  Media Studies 

This video is based on the travel films of Caroline Wagner, a New York amateur filmmaker, whose peripatetic travels took her on over a hundred voyages around the world, her hand-cranked 16mm movie camera always in hand, from 1939 until the mid- Sixties.

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