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A FARM PICTURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LONG ISLAND FARMS

Environmental Studies  Sociology  American Studies 

Examines the history and current status of the region's family and commercial farms. It begins in the pre-settlement periods of 1640 and continues up to the present day, featuring interviews with numerous local farmers who explain how an increasing number of farms are vanishing from the Long Island landscape.

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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.

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POLA'S MARCH

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

This inspirational video chronicles the emotional journey home of one Holocaust survivor—Pola Susswein.

THE UNAPOLOGETIC LIFE OF MARGARET RANDALL
THE UNAPOLOGETIC LIFE OF MARGARET RANDALL

Women's Studies  Sociology  Literature  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This portrait of Margaret Randall—activist, poet, writer, teacher and photographer—comes at a particularly appropriate time, as patriotism is being equated in some quarters with keeping silent about important issues.

RED RAIN
RED RAIN

Women's Studies  Sociology  LGBTQ  Directed by Women 

This documentary profiles Gina ‘Boom Boom’ Guidi and her rise to the top ranks of women’s professional boxing.

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.

DISPLACED: MIRACLE AT ST. OTTILIEN
DISPLACED: MIRACLE AT ST. OTTILIEN

American History  Jewish Studies  Sociology  World History 

This documentary is based on the true experiences of U.S. Army privates Edward Herman and Robert Hilliard, who were stationed in Germany at the close of WWII. They discovered the horrendous treatment of displaced Jews in St. Ottilien, a displaced persons camp run by the U.S. military.

DIFFERENT DRUMMERS: DARING TO MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDEAST
DIFFERENT DRUMMERS: DARING TO MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDEAST

Islamic Studies  Jewish Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Peace & Conflict  Sociology 

This video examines the efforts of Israeli and Palestinian organizations and individuals to overcome the legacy of bitterness between them and to find ways to end the ongoing conflict.

CELTIC WAVES: THE FLOW OF IRISH EMIGRATION
CELTIC WAVES: THE FLOW OF IRISH EMIGRATION

Economics  Irish Studies  Sociology  Immigration 

This documentary explores the effects of 150 years of emigration trends on the culture of Ireland. It examines four specific time periods—the 1840s Famine, the turn of the twentieth century, the hostile 1950s, and the 1980s and 1990s, with the emergence of the 'Celtic Tiger' economy.

AMERICA TROPICAL
AMERICA TROPICAL

American Studies  Art History  Latino Studies  Sociology 

This video tells the story of a controversial mural painted on a Los Angeles building in 1932 by Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros.

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WAR GENERATION: BEIRUT

Islamic Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This insightful documentary examines the atmosphere of violence in war torn Beirut as seen through the lives of its children and young people.

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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.

MADE ON RAILS: A HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN RAILROAD WORKERS
MADE ON RAILS: A HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN RAILROAD WORKERS

Chicano Studies  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language 

Examines the history of one of Mexico's most combative unions, from the 1920s through the present day, through archival footage and interviews with surviving participants.

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THE SOUL OF THE ISLANDS

Latino Studies  Music  Sociology  Spanish Language 

This poetic docu-drama about the pride and anguish of Haiti features the renowned Haitian singer Toto Bissainthe who recounts in song a fable that recreates Haiti's past and reveals its continuing tragedy.

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THE SOUND OF RUSHING WATER

Anthropology  Latino Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language 

This poetic docu-drama about the pride and anguish of Haiti features the renowned Haitian singer Toto Bissainthe who recounts in song a fable that recreates Haiti's past and reveals its continuing tragedy.

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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RETURNING TO CHILE

Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

An emotionally moving investigation of the problems of identity and adjustment confronting Chilean youngsters who returned to Chile after many years in exile with their parents.

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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