Sociology


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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.

TWENTY YEARS LATER
TWENTY YEARS LATER

Labor Studies  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Political Science 

In the early Sixties, the Brazilian peasant leader, João Pedro Teixeira, was assasinated by two gunmen hired by local landowners. Teixeira's story was being filmed as a docu-drama when the 1964 military coup prevented the completion of the film. The entire crew was imprisoned and their equipment confiscated. Twenty years later, in a more democratic Brazil, director Eduardo Coutinho recovered his confiscated film and located the murdered peasant's widow and children. Coutinho's interviews with her and other families are interwoven with sequences from the original docu-drama to produce an unusually provocative historical film.

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STRONG ROOTS

Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

This video documents the struggles of peasants in the Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil, which is engaged in a national political campaign to occupy and cultivate unused land.

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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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NIGHTMARE IN PARADISE

African Studies  Economics  Media Studies  Political Science  Sociology 

This video chronicles the recent political history of Sierra Leone, a small West African nation, rich in natural resources, which has been plagued by successive politically corrupt governments since its establishment as a republic in 1971.

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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.

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SURVIVORS

Women's Studies  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Directed by Women 

This inspirational video features testimony from a wide variety of rape survivors who explain how their lives were affected by the experience, how they have overcome their previous sense of isolation by discussing their feelings with other women, the emotional healing process they have gone through as well as the emotional burden they still carry.

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HOPE OF AWAKENING

Women's Studies  Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Features interviews with former victims of domestic violence who discuss the various forms of violence, both physical and emotional, in abusive relationships, the psychological patterns that keep women from leaving abusive spouses or boyfriends, and related issues of fear and low self-esteem.

MIDWIVES: A LIVING TRADITION
MIDWIVES: A LIVING TRADITION

Women's Studies  Native American Studies  Latino Studies  African-American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

This video presents the mission and practice of American midwives, explaining the benefits and advantages of natural childbirth through interviews with midwives and childbirth educators, the testimonies of new mothers, footage and photos of actual births, and many touching stories.

SISTERHOOD ALIVE AND WELL
SISTERHOOD ALIVE AND WELL

African-American Studies  Women's Studies  Sociology 

This video documents the Million Woman March in Philadelphia on October 25, 1997, when black women from all over America gathered to demonstrate their concerns for Black America and to express their sense of unity as a movement that can play an influential role in American society.

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THE PEACEMAKER

Peace & Conflict  Asian Studies  African Studies  Sociology 

Chronicles the efforts of international mediator Dr. Dudley Weeks to negotiate a peace process between warring factions of Indian (Sikh) and Pakistani (Muslim) youths in West London, showing how peacemaking skills utilized in South Africa and Bosnia can be applied at a community level.

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