Sociology


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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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AQABAT JABER: PASSING THROUGH

Sociology  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies 

Portrays life in Aqabat Jaber in the West Bank, one of sixty Palestinian refugee camps built "temporarily" by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) in the early 1950s. The film portrays daily life in the camp, and includes interviews with representatives of three generations of Palestinians.

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DOES THE CACTUS HAVE A SOUL?

Sociology  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies 

Examines the controversial historical issues surrounding the Israeli destruction of Palestinian villages and the confiscation of Arab-owned land during and following the Arab-Israeli War.

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HOSTAGE OF TIME

Women's Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Health 

This documentary focuses on the experience of a young woman doctor who in August 1993 returns to her village in South Lebanon to find it badly damaged after a massive Israeli attack which destroyed fifty villages and displaced 450,000 people.

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HANAN ASHRAWI: A WOMAN OF HER TIME

Women's Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Directed by Women 

Profiles Hanan Ashrawi, former spokesperson for the Palestine Liberation Organization during the Middle East peace talks with Israel, but who later turned down a position in the new government in favor of continuing her efforts on behalf of peace and human rights.

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TARGET NICARAGUA: INSIDE A COVERT WAR

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latino Studies 

This video reveals what the CIA's clandestine action looks like, not from the Washington offices of policy circles but from the ground, where words like 'covert action' are translated into suffering, dislocation and death.

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PANCHO VILLA'S COLUMBUS RAID

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Chicano Studies  Latino Studies 

Examines an unusual episode of the Mexican Revolution, on March 9, 1916, when Pancho Villa's guerrilla band attacked the small border town of Columbus, New Mexico.

NEIGHBORS: THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO
NEIGHBORS: THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latino Studies  Labor Studies  Economics  Chicano Studies  Immigration 

An in-depth look at economic relations between the U.S. and Mexico, including banking, trade and illegal immigration, and the impact of maquiladoras—labor-intensive factories owned by U.S. firms but located in Mexico—and how these "offshore" operations affect American consumers and workers.

BITTER CANE
BITTER CANE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Economics 

Examines the history of Haiti, from the 1804 revolution to the occupation (1915-34) by U.S. Marines, and the repressive Duvalier regimes of `Papa Doc' and `Baby Doc.'

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PARAGUAY: THE FORGOTTEN DICTATORSHIP

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

Offers a rare look at Latin America's oldest dictatorship, that of General Alfredo Stroessner, who took power in 1954.

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VILLA EL SALVADOR: A DESERT DREAM

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies 

Tells the remarkable story of Peru's Villa El Salvador, one of Latin America's best organized squatter settlements, with 300,000 inhabitants, dozens of schools, markets and recreation areas. Interviews with residents are combined with scenes of daily life in the community.

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GUATEMALA: ROADS OF SILENCE

Sociology  Spanish Language  Political Science  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies 

Examines the plight of Guatemalan Indian peasants victimized by the government's counterinsurgency program which has led many Guatemalans to go into exile or to become internal refugees inside the country.

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GROWING UP IN THE SOUTH

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Performing Arts  Sociology  Latin-American Studies 

This documentary chronicles one week in the life of street kids living in Cusco, Peru. Working in collaboration with a shelter for some of Cusco's 3,000 street kids, the filmmakers enlist several of the youngsters to form a street theatre company.

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