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FIRE WITHIN
FIRE WITHIN

Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Peace & Conflict  Sociology 

30 Teenagers (10 Israeli Arabs, 10 Israeli Jews, and 10 American Jews) explore the differences and similarities between them while traveling through Spain and Israel under a special youth program.

PASSIONATE VOICES: American Jews and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
PASSIONATE VOICES: American Jews and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Religion & Spirituality  Jewish Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

The film is designed to promote respectful dialogue on this divisive topic and raises questions such as: Do mainstream Jewish institutions foster dialogue, or silence dissent? Is there a room in this conversation for a range of ideas? If not, what is lost?

BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM
BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM

African-American Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Basketball star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf caused a national stir when the NBA suspended him for refusing to stand during the national anthem because of his "Muslim conscience."

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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

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LOURDES

Anthropology  Europe  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

Examines the most famous of Marian shrines, in France, which is visited by more than five million pilgrims each year.

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.

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MAKHALIPILE: THE DAUNTLESS ONE

African Studies  Peace & Conflict  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

Archbishop Trevor Huddleston's name has become synonymous with the battle against racial tyranny in South Africa. This film intersperses interviews and rare archival footage to chronicle Archbishop Huddleston's life and work and his continuing commitment to the destruction of apartheid.

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VOODOO KINGDOM

African Studies  Anthropology  Latin-American Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

In Haiti and many African countries today, voodoo is an integral part of daily life. Filmed in the Republic of Benin, this video examines the reality of voodoo as a polytheistic religion, including more than 260 gods, the beliefs of which include ancestral worship and direct dealing with supernatural forces.

FAREWELL, BARBIANA!
FAREWELL, BARBIANA!

Education  Europe  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Children & Young Adult 

Tells the story of Don Lorenzo Milani, a Catholic priest sent in the Sixties to the small isolated village of Barbiana in Tuscany, where the children of the local peasants and farmer workers had been neglected by the state educational system.

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THE RIDDLE OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

Religion & Spirituality 

Based on the controversial work of biblical scholar Dr. Barbara Thiering, this video examines the historical background to the bible and its portrayal of Jesus.

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THE DAY OF THE DEAD

Cultural Studies  Death & Dying  Latin-American Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Spanish Language 

This documentary examines one of the most significant holidays on the Mexican calendar, showing how it is celebrated today and tracing its historical background, which goes back 3,000 years.

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THE RETURN: THE N'DEUP HEALING CEREMONY

African Studies  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Documents an African approach to treating mental-health issues by showing the communal healing process used by the Wolof in Senegal.

LOS PASTORES
LOS PASTORES

Religion & Spirituality  Performing Arts  Latino Studies  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women 

Portrays the revival of Los Pastores (The Shepherd's Play), an ancient Christmas morality play that has long been part of Hispanic folk traditions in the American Southwest.

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HOLY FATHER AND GLORIA

Spanish Language  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

An emotionally powerful account of Pope John Paul's 1987 visit to Chile, which caused a massive outpouring of political discontent with the Pinochet regime, including emotional appeals to the Pope to support protests over the imprisonment and torture of political prisoners, the lack of political freedom, and widespread hunger and unemployment.

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THE MESOAMERICAN CULTURAL CODE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Human Sexuality  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Chicano Studies 

This three-part video series examines different social aspects of the cultures of Mesoamerica (i.e., the nations of Mexico and Central America).

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CUBA AT A CROSSROADS

Spanish Language  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies 

This four-part series examines changes in Cuban society during the post-Soviet economic crisis between 1994-98.

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WHO WILL CAST THE FIRST STONE?

Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Criminal & Law  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the impact of Islamization on women in Pakistan, revealing the oppression and injustice which has led Pakistani women to the forefront of the political struggle for equal rights.

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STRANGE SPIRIT: ONE COUNTRY'S OCCUPATION

Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

Blending archival footage and contemporary interviews, this documentary chronicles the true story of the Chinese invasion and brutal occupation of Tibet, a country where hopes for democracy and religious freedom are routinely punished by imprisonment and torture, a continuing tragedy which the Chinese government bars international human rights groups from investigating.

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PURE CHUTNEY

Asian Studies  Cultural Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

Explores the Indian community in Trinidad, outlining the events and accidents of history that constitute this example of the Indian diaspora, and interviewing various Trinidadian- Indians about the hybridity of their culture and their relationship, if not preoccupation, with India.

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DHARAMSALA: TIBET IN EXILE

World History  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

Tibetans in exile discuss the discrimination and human rights abuses their people suffer from the occupying Chinese government. These interviews, filmed in the U.S. and in a Buddhist monastery in Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama's government in exile in Northern India, are blended with historical footage of the Chinese invasion and occupation of Tibet, surveillance footage of the brutal Chinese suppression of a major protest by Tibetan monks in 1988, and contemporary footage and photos of life in Dharamsala, the second home for Tibetan refugees.

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