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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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TURN IT ON, TUNE IT IN, TAKE IT OVER!

American Studies  Media Studies 

This compilation video-using material shot in the early Seventies on _" open-reel, black and white, battery-operated portapaks-provides a provocative portrait of the early years of public access television, when community activists throughout the nation began producing local television programs, placing local needs above ratings and commercial interests.

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EVERYONE'S CHANNEL

American Studies  Media Studies 

This historical survey of public access television uses rare video clips from across the U.S., including rediscovered footage from the _" portapak era, and interviews with community television pioneers.

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TWENTY YEARS OF TELEVISION: SABC TV

African Studies  Media Studies  Political Science 

Chronicles the controversial history of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, which almost from its inception was characterized by management's political censorship of the Documentary Department and the TV News Department's complicity with the National Party and government security forces.

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TRUTH UNDER SIEGE

Eastern Europe  Media Studies  Directed by Women 

Portrays the efforts of independent journalists in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina who have been fighting for the democratic ideal of a free press during the war which has devastated the former Yugoslavia.

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PULITZER AND WHAT HE PRIZED

American Studies  Media Studies  New York City  Sociology  Directed by Women 

This two-part documentary, using period graphics and photos, profiles the life and times of the legendary American newspaper publisher, Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), who revolutionized American journalism.

ARE WE WINNING, MOMMY?: america and the cold war
ARE WE WINNING, MOMMY?: america and the cold war

American Studies  Media Studies  Sociology  World History  Directed by Women 

An incisive examination of the historical roots of the Cold War and its effects on American life.

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PAUL JACOBS AND THE NUCLEAR GANG

American Studies  Death & Dying  Health  Media Studies  Political Science  Directed by Women 

Profiles the journalist and political activist who exposed the U.S. government's cover-up of the health hazards from low-level radiation, chronicling this scandal from atomic fallout contamination of soldiers during early tests in the Fifties and Sixties to problems facing nuclear industry workers today.

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IMAGES IN STRUGGLE

African Studies  Media Studies  Photography  Short Films 

Examines the role played by South African photographers in the struggle to end apartheid, featuring interviews with these professionals who talk about their work and aspirations.

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JOHN HOAGLAND: FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHER

Media Studies  Photography  Short Films 

Examines the life and work of John Hoagland (1947-84), a leading photographer for AP, UPI, the Gamma-Liaison Agency and Newsweek, and one of this generation's best war photographers.

THE OTHER HALF REVISITED: THE LEGACY OF JACOB RIIS
THE OTHER HALF REVISITED: THE LEGACY OF JACOB RIIS

American Studies  American History  Media Studies  Photography  Art History  Pacific Street Films 

More than 100 years ago, in his journalism and his influential book, How the Other Half Lives, photojournalist Jacob Riis dramatically portrayed issues of homelessness, poverty, crime, public health, and race relations in America.

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TELEFOTO

Media Studies  Photography 

Profiles several different photojournalists, whose work offers a remarkable witness to current events, and who explain, in moving terms, what personally motivates their often dangerous efforts.

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STEFAN LORANT: MAN IN PICTURES

Cinema Studies  Europe  Media Studies  Photography 

This video chronicles the career of the Budapest-born Stefan Lorant (1901-1997), one of the twentieth century's most influential photo editors and a pioneer in photojournalism.

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