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Psychology & Psychiatry  Political Science  Disabilities  American Studies 

Over 20,000 American soldiers have been wounded in the war in Iraq. This powerful documentary gives a face and a voice to these under-represented soldiers by telling one family's heartbreaking and inspiring story.

MY DAD IS INTO TERRORISM
MY DAD IS INTO TERRORISM

Terrorism Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Media Studies  Family Relations  Europe  Criminal & Law 

In the 1980s, Paris was hit by a wave of deadly terrorist attacks. When the presiding judge unexpectedly released the suspected mastermind, he was vilified in the press, and several years later, took his own life. This powerful documentary explores the intersection of politics, ethics, media, and terrorism.

THE GREAT COMMUNIST BANK ROBBERY
THE GREAT COMMUNIST BANK ROBBERY

Sociology  Political Science  Media Studies  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Criminal & Law  Cinema Studies 

This striking documentary reveals the incredible story behind the greatest bank robbery that ever occurred in a Communist state - a tale of disillusionment, resistance, government propaganda, and Jewish life behind the iron curtain.

RECALLING ORANGE COUNTY
RECALLING ORANGE COUNTY

Political Science  Latino Studies  Education  Cultural Studies  Chicano Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

An unflinching look inside the contentious recall of an immigrant rights activist in California, and the fierce conflict it sparked within the Latino community, between recent and assimilated immigrants, over what it means to be an American.

THE GAY MARRIAGE THING
THE GAY MARRIAGE THING

LGBTQ  Human Sexuality  Family Relations  Sociology  Political Science  American Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary about the people embroiled in and affected by the same-sex marriage debate, deftly captures what gets lost in most news reports, the human emotions behind the headlines.

THE ROAD OF WOMEN: VOICES OF IRISH WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS
THE ROAD OF WOMEN: VOICES OF IRISH WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS

Women's Studies  Irish Studies  Political Science  Europe  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women 

The voices of women prisoners take us on a journey to Northern Ireland, a journey into and out of prison, a journey of personal and political struggle and growth.

CASTRO: MAN AND MYTH
CASTRO: MAN AND MYTH

Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Sociology  Political Science 

Presents a side of Castro seldom seen on screen; from his wealthy middle class background, his student days and private life as a family man, to his complicated relationship with the USA.

FOR GOLD AND GLORY
FOR GOLD AND GLORY

African-American Studies  Sociology  Political Science 

Chronicles the history of the black auto racing league through the life of the circuit's greatest driver, Charlie Wiggins, a four-time champion revered as the Negro Speed King. Set to a memorable retro jazz score by Pulitzer and Grammy nominee Dr. David Baker.

HAND TO HAND
HAND TO HAND

Sociology  Political Science  American Studies 

Hand to Hand is William Archer’s story, the story of an outsider learning about the American political process and coming to terms with his own ‘political’ past in Britain.

THIRD PARTY: POLITICAL ALTERNATIVES IN THE AGE OF DUOPOLY
THIRD PARTY: POLITICAL ALTERNATIVES IN THE AGE OF DUOPOLY

Political Science  American Studies 

Available in a 105 minute or 55 minute version, Third Party looks carefully at what motivates and inspires parties vying for a foothold in a country dominated politically by the Democrats and Republicans, and explores their strategies, their issues, and their thoughts on the obstacles they face.

POINT OF ATTACK
POINT OF ATTACK

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Point of Attack is a critically acclaimed, timely documentary that chronicles the post-9/11 racial profiling, large scale round-ups, detentions and mass deportations of Arab, Muslim and South Asian men as part of the government’s “War on Terrorism.”

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SYRIA: Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science 

Imagine a nation located between Israel, with its ongoing Palestinian tensions, and Iraq occupied by US forces. High U.S. officials threaten Syria, accusing it of accumulating weapons of mass destruction and having links to terrorists. A Syrian filmmaker’s journey back to Quneitra, his childhood hometown destroyed in 1973 after the Israeli army’s withdrawal from the captured Golan Heights, reveals unresolved tensions between Israel and Syria jeopardizing peace in the region

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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NICARAGUA: THE DIRTY WAR

Latino Studies  Political Science  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

Portrays the U.S.-supported contra army's war against the Sandinista regime and Nicaragua's civilian population.

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NICARAGUA: SCENES FROM THE REVOLUTION

Latino Studies  Political Science  Spanish Language 

Combines historical and contemporary footage of the Nicaraguan Revolution, from the inception of Sandanismo in the '30s to the 1979 insurrection and the first 100 days of the Sandinista government.

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L.E.A.R.: THE LEAGUE OF REVOLUTIONARY WRITERS AND ARTISTS

Literature  Latino Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

Examines the history of this famous organization founded in Mexico City in 1934. The League, whose founding members included painters such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, included artists from various disciplines, all of whom shared a commitment to the fusion of art and politics.

CAMILO TORRES: THE GUERRILLA PRIEST
CAMILO TORRES: THE GUERRILLA PRIEST

Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

A film biography of the Colombian priest who was killed by government anti-guerrilla forces in 1966, becoming a revolutionary martyr and symbol of the new activist priest in Latin America.

CHILE: BY REASON OR BY FORCE
CHILE: BY REASON OR BY FORCE

Latin-American Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Directed by Women 

Examines the legacy of ten years of dictatorship in Chile, focusing on the four days of nationwide protest surrounding the ten year anniversary of the coup lead by General Pinochet.

AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

Economics  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Sociology 

Reveals the nature and the extent of the U.S. government and corporate complicity in the 'destabilization' campaign and the 1973 coup that overthrew Allende's Popular Unity government in Chile.

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WHEN THE PEOPLE AWAKE

Economics  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language 

Documents the peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism attempted by Allende's Popular Unity Government in Chile in 1970-73, tracing its historical background, developments and impending tragedy.

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