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KEEP THE CIRCLE STRONG

Spanish Language  Sociology  Native American Studies  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Anthropology 

Follows the five month journey of Mike Auger, a Cree Indian from northern Canada, who travels to Bolivia to live and work with the Aymara Indians. During his visit, Mike rediscovers his native cultural roots. This strengthening of his identity enables Mike to overcome a troubled, poverty-ridden youth fueled by self-denial.

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HOW TO TRACE YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE

Native American Studies  Sociology 

This informative video will help you discover your Native American ancestry. It lists over five hundred federally recognized American Tribes, shows how and where to research the Dawes Rolls and Native American websites to assist your genealogical search, explains how to obtain your tribal membership and a CDIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card, and outlines benefits offered through official Native American Status.

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TABLOID FRENZY

Media Studies  Sociology 

Public interest in the secrets and scandals of TV and movie stars fuels the billion dollar a year business of tabloid journalism, one with a weekly readership of over 20,000,000 for 'supermarket tabs' such as The National Enquirer, The Star, and The Globe. This documentary goes behind the scenes to chronicle the daily activities of the editors, writers, researchers and photographers at The Globe and other leading 'tabs,' in the process revealing their working methods and journalistic philosophy.

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PULITZER AND WHAT HE PRIZED

American Studies  Media Studies  New York City  Sociology  Directed by Women 

This two-part documentary, using period graphics and photos, profiles the life and times of the legendary American newspaper publisher, Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), who revolutionized American journalism.

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DREAMS ENSNARED: DOMINICAN MIGRATION TO NEW YORK

American Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  New York City  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This documentary examines the situation of Dominican immigration into New York City, detailing the economic pressures of unemployment and poverty in the Dominican Republic which have led to a rapidly growing Dominican community in New York, primarily in Brooklyn and the Washington Heights area of Upper Manhattan.

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BURLEY: GROWING TOBACCO IN AMERICA

American Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Sociology 

Examines the plight of a Kentucky tobacco farmer and his family in the face of uncertain government price support programs and a growing national antismoking campaign.

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BRASS VALLEY

American Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Sociology 

This video offers an in-depth historical examination of Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley brass industry, from its heyday to its present decline. From the mid-19th century to its peak during WWI, 'Brass Valley' produced more than half of America's brass goods, from buttons and belt buckles to auto parts, pistols and cannon shells.

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THEY LIVE IN GUINEA

American Studies  Economics  Environmental Studies  Sociology 

This video tells the story of a hardworking, self-sufficient, fiercely independent community of fishermen and women working the waters of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay.

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DOG DAYS

American Studies  Labor Studies  New York City  Sociology  Urban Studies  Directed by Women 

This video examines the world of New York City's hot-dog vendors, revealing their lifestyles, hopes and dreams, and the political struggle in which New York's Mayor Rudy Giuliani is attempting to restrict their access to the city's streets. It features interviews with a wide variety of vendors, and members of the city's Vendor Review Panel and Business Improvement District.

FREE VOICE OF LABOR: THE JEWISH ANARCHISTS
FREE VOICE OF LABOR: THE JEWISH ANARCHISTS

American Studies  Jewish Studies  Labor Studies  New York City  Sociology  Immigration  Pacific Street Films 

A dramatic portrait of immigrant life in the U.S. as seen through the eyes of the sweatshop workers who made up the Jewish anarchist movement.

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ROOSEVELT, NEW JERSEY: VISIONS OF UTOPIA

American Studies  Jewish Studies  Labor Studies  Sociology 

During the Great Depression, 120 families of Jewish garment workers from New York City moved to the New Jersey countryside to develop a government-sponsored, agro- industrial cooperative community. This film tells the story of the cooperative community through archival footage, photos and interviews with original homesteaders and their children.

FROM SWASTIKA TO JIM CROW
FROM SWASTIKA TO JIM CROW

Sociology  Jewish Studies  Education  American Studies  American History  African-American Studies  Directed by Women  Pacific Street Films 

In the 1930s Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. faced an uncertain future. Confronted with anti-Semitism at American universities and a public distrust of foreigners, many sought refuge in an unlikely place-traditionally black colleges in the segregated South.

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SONS OF DERRY

Irish Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Portrays the efforts of two men-the Protestant Glen Barr, one-time political advisor to the Ulster Defense Association, and the Catholic Paddy Doherty, former spokesman for the Derry Defense Association-to overcome the bitter enmities of the past with imaginative solutions to the problems of Northern Ireland's second largest city.

NO IRISH NEED APPLY
NO IRISH NEED APPLY

American Studies  American History  Sociology  New York City  Irish Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Novelist Peter Quinn hosts this documentary on Irish immigration into New York City in the mid-nineteenth century. The video visits the NYC locations described in Quinn's novel, The Banished Children of Eve, combining historical photos from the 1860's with remnants of the buildings in the 1990's.

DAUGHTERS OF THE TROUBLES: BELFAST STORIES
DAUGHTERS OF THE TROUBLES: BELFAST STORIES

Irish Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary offers first-person accounts of the lives of two working-class Belfast women told against the violent history of the last twenty-five years in Northern Ireland.

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MILLION BRICKS, A

Irish Studies  Peace & Conflict  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Urban Studies 

This video tells the story of Springfield Park, a housing estate built in the early Sixties in West Belfast, made up of both Catholic and Protestant families who lived side by side in harmony.

THE HARD ROAD TO KLONDIKE
THE HARD ROAD TO KLONDIKE

American Studies  Irish Studies  Sociology  Immigration 

Based on the autobiography of Donegal-born Michael MacGowan, ( 1865-1948), this video is a stirring account of his life as a migrant worker and exile in America at the turn of the century.

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SAN FRANCISCO GOOD TIMES

American Studies  Sociology  World History 

A colorful portrait of the culture and lifestyles of the `Flower Power' era, 1968-72, including rock music, brown rice, organic gardens, astrology, communes and collectives, and assorted chemical contraband.

ARE WE WINNING, MOMMY?: america and the cold war
ARE WE WINNING, MOMMY?: america and the cold war

American Studies  Media Studies  Sociology  World History  Directed by Women 

An incisive examination of the historical roots of the Cold War and its effects on American life.

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DAY THE COLD WAR CAME HOME, THE

American History  American Studies  Cinema Studies  Sociology  World History 

In October 1947, screenwriter Gordon Kahn was one of those subpoenaed to appear before the House on Un-American Activities Committee which was investigating `communist subversion' of the film industry.

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