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HARD EARTH

Sociology  Labor Studies  African Studies 

Against the current political backdrop of attacks on white-owned farms in Zimbabwe, this documentary investigates what life is like on one of these occupied farm estates.

GROWING UP ON THE STREETS: 12 YEARS LATER
GROWING UP ON THE STREETS: 12 YEARS LATER

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Spanish Language  Psychology & Psychiatry  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations 

In 1988, filmmakers Luc Cote and Robbie Hart went to Cusco, Peru, to make a documentary about the life of the city's street kids, runaway children from dysfunctional families or youngsters abandoned by their parents, who struggle to survive on their own.

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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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DANCING WITH MY FATHER

Women's Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Family Relations  American Studies  Directed by Women 

What do daughters learn from their fathers about men? This video is an intimate family view of how adult love is often shaped by what a child learns at home.

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CLOSING THE OPEN DOOR: THE FIGHT FOR A COLLEGE EDUCATION

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  New York City  Education  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of the Open Admissions policy at the City University of New York, the third largest university system in the U.S., with the largest minority population.

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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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BANGKOK ZIGZAG

Sociology  Asian Studies 

This documentary portrays the lives of motorcycle taxi drivers who live and work out of a courtyard in a working-class neighborhood of Bangkok.

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AFTER AUSCHWITZ: BATTLE FOR THE HOLOCAUST

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Jewish Studies 

Filmed in the U.S., Europe and Israel, this controversial documentary charts the evolution of our idea of the Holocaust, from 1945 to the present, critically examines the international campaign for restitution, and ponders the relationship between the Holocaust and the contemporary politics of the Middle East.

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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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ARMENIA: BITTERSWEET FREEDOM

Sociology  Economics  Eastern Europe 

Chronicles the struggle for survival of this former Soviet Republic since its independence following the break-up of the Soviet Union.

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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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RUSSIA AND AMERICA

Urban Studies  Sociology  Russia  Economics  Eastern Europe  American Studies 

Focuses on the Russian city of Ekaterinburg as a case-study illustration of the former Soviet Union's difficult transition from a socialist to a capitalist economy.

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SPIRIT OF A PEOPLE: A NEW PORTRAIT OF RUSSIA

Family Relations  Sociology  Cultural Studies  Russia 

Chronicles recent changes in Russia, from before the 1991 coup attempt and focusing on life today in post-Soviet Russia.

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DISGRACED MONUMENTS

World History  Sociology  Political Science  Eastern Europe  Art History  Russia  Directed by Women 

Featuring rare archival footage and interviews with sculptors, art historians, gallery and museum directors, this video examines how monuments connect us with the past, how they are destroyed and new ones raised at times of social cataclysm, and how every turning point in society has begun history anew in a struggle with old monuments.

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PERSONAL BELONGINGS

World History  Sociology  Russia  Political Science  Eastern Europe 

Filmmaker Steven Bognar documents the story of his father, Bela, who, as a young Hungarian idealist, took up arms against Soviet tanks in the streets of Budapest in 1956.

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MEMORIES DO NOT BURN

Eastern Europe  Peace & Conflict  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Portrays a summer camp on a tiny island in the Adriatic Sea for Bosnian and Croatian children traumatized by the war in the former Yugoslavia.

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PREDICTIONS OF FIRE

World History  Sociology  Political Science  Peace & Conflict  Eastern Europe  Europe 

Predictions of Fire is a revealing study of the controversial and internationally acclaimed Slovenian arts collective NSK, as seen through the lens of 20th century European history.

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FROM THE SHADOW OF HISTORY

World History  Peace & Conflict  Sociology  Political Science 

Chronicles the efforts of the newly independent Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to establish a democratic society, to avoid involvement in the ongoing wars in the northern Balkans, and to join the European Community.

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WEIMAR: A MODERN DAY RENAISSANCE CITY

World History  Sociology  Urban Studies  Performing Arts  Europe  Cultural Studies 

Weimar: A Modern Day Renaissance City is a celebration of the small town that has capped its triumphant comeback by being recognized as the Culture city of Europe in 1999. This video looks at Weimar's past and present.

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