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CLOSING DOOR, THE

Sociology  Political Science  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Examines U.S. immigration policy, its history as well as the current crisis, and shows how public opinion, human rights and political issues have historically influenced policy decisions.

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MY DINNER WITH ABBIE

American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Completed shortly after his April 1989 suicide, this provocative and comic NYC deli encounter between Sixties radical-emeritus Abbie Hoffman (on the eve of his 50th birthday) and actress/filmmaker Nancy Cohen shows the self-proclaimed "Jewish Road Warrior" at his feisty, outspoken and humorous best. He comments on politics and youth in the '60s, '70s and '80s, men and women, food and sex, life underground and in prison, fleeting fame, midlife crises and death.

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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.

BATTLE OF VIEQUES, THE
BATTLE OF VIEQUES, THE

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

Examines the U.S. Navy's control and use of Vieques, a satellite island and municipality of Puerto Rico, as a military training, exercise and deployment base.

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THE NATIONALISTS

Spanish Language  Political Science  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies 

Surveys the activities of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party in the 1950s, including the background to the shooting incident in the U.S. Congress by four Puerto Rican nationalists in March 1954, and the contributions of the movement's leading figure, Don Pedro Albizu Campos.

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PUERTO RICO: PARADISE INVADED

Economics  Latin-American Studies  Latino Studies  Political Science  Spanish Language 

Examines the history and present-day reality of Puerto Rico, including the history and the contemporary relationship between the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S.; the impact of industrialization on the island's economy, ecology and social life; economic exile and life in New York City; and the history of the Puerto Rican independence movement.

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.

RED SQUAD
RED SQUAD

Criminal & Law  American Studies  Latin-American Studies  New York City  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language  Pacific Street Films 

An investigative (but frequently humorous) documentary on the surveillance activities of the New York City Police Department's Bureau of Special Services, known as the Red Squad.

ANARCHISM IN AMERICA
ANARCHISM IN AMERICA

American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Pacific Street Films 

A colorful and provocative survey of anarchism in America which attempts to dispel popular misconceptions and to trace its historical development, both as a native American philosophy stemming from 19th century American traditions of individualism and as a foreign ideology brought to America by immigrants. It features rare archival footage of significant personalities and events in anarchist history.

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ROADS HOME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A. B. `HAPPY' CHANDLER

American Studies  Political Science 

A portrait of the life and career of Albert B. `Happy' Chandler, documenting his rise from rural poverty to a long career in public office, from Governor of Kentucky, to U.S. Senator during WWII, Commissioner of Baseball during the 1950s, and two-time candidate as the Democratic nominee for President. The result is a compelling portrait of a consummate Southern politician and the `stump speaking' era of American politics.

KENNEDYS DON'T CRY
KENNEDYS DON'T CRY

American Studies  Political Science 

This "video album" features rare home movies, interviews and archival footage of the Kennedy family, from their childhood to their rise to power. It's an intimate and revealing look at their public and private lives, revealing the Kennedy wit, charisma, and political savvy that captivated the nation and the world.

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CHARGE AND COUNTERCHARGE

American Studies  Political Science 

Charge and Countercharge depicts the rise and fall of Joseph R. McCarthy, the Junior Senator from Wisconsin whose name became a household word in the '50s and coined a term for a political attitude that is still with us today. Beginning with a montage of events that led to the Cold War, this film focuses on the famous Army-McCarthy hearings which were televised in the Spring of 1954.

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DEEP POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES

American Studies  Political Science 

In this in-depth interview with Peter Dale Scott, University of California Professor and author of such books as The Iran-Contra Connection and Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, Scott explains his concepts of "deep politics" and "parapolitics" and their roles in the shadowy, subterranean world of American politics, especially in such major scandals as Watergate, the Iran-Contra Affair, and the JFK assassination.

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WHO SHOT ALEXANDER HAMILTON?

American Studies  Political Science  Directed by Women 

This video offers an unusually revealing, behind-the-scenes look at the hectic daily working lives of our elected members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

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CITIZEN: THE POLITICAL LIFE OF ALLARD K. LOWENSTEIN

Children & Young Adult  Political Science  American Studies  Directed by Women 

In chronicling the career of the political activist and former NY Congressman, this documentary vividly recreates the Civil Rights and antiwar struggles of the '60s and '70s. It traces Lowenstein's life from his formative childhood influences to the political causes that motivated his adult life right up to his assassination in 1980.

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QUEST FOR POWER: SKETCHES OF AMERICAN NEW RIGHT

Political Science 

This video chronicles the emergence of the religious New Right in the early Eighties, when, buoyed by the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan as President, conservative politicians and organizations launched nationwide attacks on communism, homosexuality, feminism, abortion, pornography and liberal politicians.

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CIA CASE OFFICER, THE

African Studies  American Studies  Political Science 

This video portrait of John "Bob" Stockwell, the son of Protestant missionaries, a former Marine Corps officer and corporate manager, reveals the planning and shaping of a CIA covert operation by focusing on his efforts to overthrow the newly-installed MPLA government in Angola in 1975.

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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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