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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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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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THE EMPIRE OF THE STROGANOFFS

World History  Eastern Europe  Russia 

Chronicles the 500-year history of the Stroganoff family in Russia, showing how the Stroganoffs cultivated their style in everything from architecture, icon painting, and applied art, to home life and even cuisine.

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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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DECOLONIZATION

World History  African Studies  Political Science 

Examines the process whereby former colonial territories have gained their independence and the right to govern themselves. Archival footage, interviews and maps trace the changes during the last three decades throughout Africa, Asia, the Carribean and the Pacific.

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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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CROSSROADS OF CIVILIZATION (Series)

World History  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Archeology 

Produced in collaboration with a distinguished group of historians, archaeologists, art historians and political scientists, explores the history and cultural heritage of the Middle Eastern world.

DECLINE OF THE MAYAN EMPIRE, THE
DECLINE OF THE MAYAN EMPIRE, THE

World History  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Archeology  Anthropology 

This video chronicles the history of the Mayans, the most sophisticated civilization among pre-Columbian societies.

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ESCAPE FROM CHINA

Children & Young Adult  World History  Sociology  Political Science  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

Filmed on location in the People's Republic of China under clandestine conditions, this documentary re-creates the remarkable experience of student leader Zhang Boli after his flight from Beijing in the repressive aftermath of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrations in June 1989.

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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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NO EASY WALK: ZIMBABWE

African Studies  Anthropology  Europe  Political Science  Sociology  World History 

Part of the No Easy Walk series, this video begins in March 1896 when the Ndebele people of what was then known as Rhodesia rose in armed rebellion against European settlers such as Cecil Rhodes, who had taken over much of their land in the search for gold and other minerals.

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NO EASY WALK: KENYA

African Studies  Anthropology  Europe  Political Science  Sociology  World History 

Part of the No Easy Walk series, this video traces the history of Kenya's opposition to white rule, from the arrival of the first settlers in the 19th century to the Mau-Mau rebellion in 1952, in which the struggle for land rights was central.

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NO EASY WALK: ETHIOPIA

African Studies  Anthropology  Europe  Political Science  Sociology  World History 

Part of the No Easy Walk series, this video begins with the Ethiopian victory over the Italians in 1896 at the Battle of Andowa, which confirmed Ethiopian independence to the European powers and paved the way for Emperor Menelik's modernization program.

...ALL OUR LIVES
...ALL OUR LIVES

World History  Women's Studies  Political Science  Labor Studies  Europe  Directed by Women 

Examines the lives of several women who actively participated in the social revolution during the Spanish Civil War, women who are as dynamic in their 80s as they were in their youth. All are members of the anarcho-syndicalist trade union, the CNT, the main representative of the working class movement in Spain in 1936.

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WAR LAB

World History  Sociology  Science  Peace & Conflict  Directed by Women 

A compilation historical documentary offering a critical look at the development of bombs and other weapons of mass destruction since WWII.

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STORY ABOUT A BAD DREAM, A

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  World History  Children & Young Adult 

This compelling docu-drama about the Holocaust, based on the memoirs of Eva Erbenova, recounts from a child's-eye view her experiences as a thirteen-year-old girl in Czechoslovakia during World War II, the only one from her family to survive the war.

DOWN TO THE BEDROCK
DOWN TO THE BEDROCK

Archeology  Irish Studies  World History 

This video chronicles the recently completed archaeological excavation in the Temple Bar area of Dublin, which produced evidence of the first Viking settlement established in A.D. 841, as well as a pre-Norman settlement confirmed to be the earliest origins of the city.

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DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

Europe  World History 

A moving memoir of the Spanish Civil War by a veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, this film includes historical background on the Depression, archival footage of Civil War battles, and footage shot in Franco's Spain of the mid-1970s.

THE HISTORY BOOK (Series)
THE HISTORY BOOK (Series)

Animation  Europe  World History  Children & Young Adult 

Beginning with the Middle Ages and continuing to the present day, this series of nine animated films surveys the development of society throughout the ages from a grassroots perspective, showing history as it has been lived and experienced by common people.

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