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Labor Studies  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Political Science 

In the early Sixties, the Brazilian peasant leader, João Pedro Teixeira, was assasinated by two gunmen hired by local landowners. Teixeira's story was being filmed as a docu-drama when the 1964 military coup prevented the completion of the film. The entire crew was imprisoned and their equipment confiscated. Twenty years later, in a more democratic Brazil, director Eduardo Coutinho recovered his confiscated film and located the murdered peasant's widow and children. Coutinho's interviews with her and other families are interwoven with sequences from the original docu-drama to produce an unusually provocative historical film.

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STRONG ROOTS

Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

This video documents the struggles of peasants in the Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil, which is engaged in a national political campaign to occupy and cultivate unused land.

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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.

GRASS WAR!: PEASANT STRUGGLE IN BRAZIL
GRASS WAR!: PEASANT STRUGGLE IN BRAZIL

Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Directed by Women 

In 1959, some 800 families resisted efforts to remove them from their remote farms. One peasant leader, Jofre Correa Netto, became known as the “Fidel Castro of Brazil,” and became the target of an assassination attempt.

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WOMEN OF VIEQUES

Women's Studies  American Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Puerto Rican Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

This video shows the involvement of Puerto Rican women in the continuing protest movement against U.S. Navy use of the island of Vieques as a military training site.

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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.

LA SEÑORA EVA PERON
LA SEÑORA EVA PERON

Women's Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This historical documentary, filmed in Argentina, chronicles the life of Eva Peron (1919-1952) through a wealth of archival footage, rare photos, and interviews with many of her colleagues, closest confidants, and contemporary political leaders.

SACRIFICIO: WHO BETRAYED CHE GUEVARA?
SACRIFICIO: WHO BETRAYED CHE GUEVARA?

Criminal & Law  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  World History  Sociology  Spanish Language 

The one person singled out as ultimately responsible for Guevara’s capture was his former lieutenant, Ciro Bustos. His version of those events, combined with interviews with historians, former CIA agents and Bolivian army officers, raises serious questions about how history is written.

RUSHING TO SUNSHINE (SEOUL DIARIES)
RUSHING TO SUNSHINE (SEOUL DIARIES)

Asian Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Directed by Women 

This video looks at South Korea's uncomfortable but growing acceptance of North Korea over a two-year period.

LA RAZA UNIDA
LA RAZA UNIDA

Chicano Studies  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  Political Science  Sociology 

Documents the first national convention in El Paso, Texas in September 1972 of the La Raza Unida Party, a third political party whose membership consisted primarily of Mexican-American citizens.

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PRELUDE TO KOSOVO: WAR AND PEACE IN BOSNIA AND CROATIA

Sociology  Political Science  Peace & Conflict  Eastern Europe 

This video, part of a series of documentaries on conflict resolution in the world's trouble spots, depicts the bitter civil war in the former Yugoslavia. Shot on location in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia, the documentary combines graphic footage and interviews with religious and political figures. It examines the ideology of "ethnic cleansing" and the massacres resulting from a nationalist quest for political, cultural and religious domination.

OUT OF THE ASHES: NORTHERN IRELAND'S FRAGILE PEACE
OUT OF THE ASHES: NORTHERN IRELAND'S FRAGILE PEACE

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Irish Studies 

Part of a series of documentaries on conflict resolution in the world's trouble spots, offers personal and historical views of the unrest in Northern Ireland from the mid-Sixties to the present day.

LEGACY OF THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST
LEGACY OF THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST

Sociology  Political Science  Cinema Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary, hosted and narrated by Burt Lancaster, examines the effects of the highly publicized investigation of the motion picture industry by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), which began in 1947.

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IRAQ: VOICES FROM THE STREETS

Sociology  Political Science  Islamic Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Directed by Women 

Joins a U.S. congressional delegation, led by Congressman Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia) and former South Dakota Senator James Abourezk, that traveled to Iraq in September 2002 to meet with Sa'doun Hammadi, Speaker of the Iraqi National Assembly, and Tariq Aziz, former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister, to discuss the re-admission of UN arms inspectors in the hope of averting war.

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FREEDOM FIGHTER: THE STORY OF LIAN SHENGDE

Sociology  Political Science  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

Offers a remarkable first-person account of the life of Lian Shengde, who was born during the Cultural Revolution in China, a time, as he says, "when millions of the people were organized by the Chinese Communist Party and its leader Chairman Mao to fight and kill each other.

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CITIZENS

Sociology  Political Science  Eastern Europe 

Portrays human dimensions of Poland's Solidarity movement in 1980-81 that were obscured by Cold-War rhetoric: the efforts of workers, artists and intellectuals who joined together to create a thriving civil society within a totalitarian state.

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ALBANIAN JOURNEY: END OF AN ERA

Sociology  Political Science  Eastern Europe  Cultural Studies 

Examines the rise and fall of socialism in Albania, tracing the nation's history from its 1944 establishment as a communist republic by Enver Hoxha to its recent emergence from decades of authoritarian rule following Hoxha's death in 1985.

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WHAT ABOUT MACEDONIA?

Sociology  Political Science  Economics  Eastern Europe  Cultural Studies 

Examines the former Yugoslav Republic and newly independent country of Macedonia and its efforts to make the difficult transition from socialism to capitalism and to forge a democratic society in which ethnic minorities share equally in political and economic decision making.

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RUSSIA FOR SALE: THE ROUGH ROAD TO CAPITALISM

Sociology  Russia  Political Science  Economics  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

Tells the compelling stories of three Russians against the backdrop of the former Soviet Union's breakup and historic transition from Communism to Capitalism.

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