World History


SEE YOU SOON AGAIN
SEE YOU SOON AGAIN

Jewish Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Education  World History  2012  Directed by Women 

Do people still want to hear stories about the Holocaust? This question plagues Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who has recounted his story to thousands of students across the country. See You Soon Again is a singular film about the weight of history, about how hard it is to tell a story of unspeakable suffering, and how impossible it is not to.

ROUGE PAROLE
ROUGE PAROLE

Middle Eastern Studies  Political Science  African Studies  World History  2012  The Arab Spring 

On December 17, 2010, 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set fire to himself on the streets of Tunis sparking a popular uprising that toppled a dictator and developed into the Arab Spring. With remarkable never-before-seen footage of the demonstrations and celebrations, Rouge Parole chronicles the revolution in Tunisia and its immediate aftermath.

PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD)
PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD)

Literature  Cinema Studies  Europe  World History  2012 

A richly textured essay film on landscape, art, history, life and loss, Patience (After Sebald) offers a unique exploration of the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald (1944-2001), author of "The Emigrants," "Austerlitz" and "The Rings of Saturn." Featuring contributions from major writers, artists and thinkers, this is the first film on this important writer.

ROBERT MUGABE... WHAT HAPPENED?
ROBERT MUGABE... WHAT HAPPENED?

African Studies  Political Science  Peace & Conflict  World History  2012 

Once hailed as a national hero, Robert Mugabe - Zimbabwe's first and only elected political leader - is today widely considered one of Africa's most brutal dictators. What happened? This illuminating documentary offers an in-depth examination of Mugabe's life, policies and staggering transformation.

GRANDMA’S TATTOOS
GRANDMA’S TATTOOS

Women's Studies  World History  Human Sexuality  Peace & Conflict  2012  Directed by Women 

Grandma's Tattoos uncovers the fate of thousands of women, mostly teenagers and young girls, who survived the 1915 Armenian Genocide but were forced into prostitution by their captors. This powerful documentary investigates an aspect of history that is too often ignored - the fate of women in conflicts and wars.

THE WOMAN WITH THE FIVE ELEPHANTS
THE WOMAN WITH THE FIVE ELEPHANTS

Literature  Eastern Europe  Psychology & Psychiatry  Russia  Jewish Studies  World History  2011 

Winner of multiple awards, The Woman with the Five Elephants unravels the mystery behind the life and work of the world's greatest translator of Russian literature. A poetic, precise and revelatory investigation into language, meaning, and the tides of history.

TWO SPIRITS
TWO SPIRITS

2010  Human Sexuality  World History  Psychology & Psychiatry  Native American Studies  LGBTQ  Family Relations  Education  Criminal & Law  Anthropology  American Studies  American History  Directed by Women 

An exploration of gender and sexuality in Native American culture, Two Spirits interweaves the story of the life and brutal murder of a Navajo teenager with the largely unknown history of the 'two-spirit' tradition - the acceptance, even celebration, among indigenous cultures of people with both masculine and feminine traits.

THE BEEKEEPERS
THE BEEKEEPERS

Environmental Studies  Science  World History  2009 

What can the behavior of bees tell us about our environment? The Beekeepers is an innovative documentary that investigates the causes behind Colony Collapse Disorder, the mass disappearance of bees all over the world.

THE JUDGE AND THE GENERAL
THE JUDGE AND THE GENERAL

Latin-American Studies  Criminal & Law  World History  Peace & Conflict  Anthropology  Political Science  2008  Directed by Women 

In 1998, judge Juan Guzman, a longtime Pinochet supporter, was assigned to prosecute the ex-Chilean dictator for human rights crimes. This engrossing documentary follows the twists and turns of this landmark case; one that influenced the application of human rights laws around the world.

DIPLOMACY
DIPLOMACY

African Studies  Peace & Conflict  World History  Political Science  2008 

Is the U.N. still relevant? This behind-the-scenes documentary follows the efforts of diplomats trying to pass a Security Council resolution authorizing the deployment of a peacekeeping force to Darfur.

AFGHAN WOMEN: a history of struggle
AFGHAN WOMEN: a history of struggle

Women's Studies  Islamic Studies  Russia  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  World History  2008  Directed by Women 

The tumultuous history of Afghanistan from the perspective of the country's female population, Afghan Women: A History of Struggle chronicles the stories of women who have risked their lives to achieve political, economic, and social equality.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: a time for courage
WOMEN OF COURAGE: a time for courage

World History  Women's Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Violet Milstead ferried powerful military aircraft, from single engine Spitfires to The Hurricane and Mosquito's. Denied the right to fly in the RCAF, Canadian pilot Milstead chose to volunteer for civilian service in Britain’s Air Transport Auxiliary.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: showtime at the front
WOMEN OF COURAGE: showtime at the front

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of the army show entertainers who faced the hazards of war to give the boys “A taste of home”.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: rescue from sumatra
WOMEN OF COURAGE: rescue from sumatra

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

“One Woman Ordered – The Enemy Obeyed – 2000 Were Saved” – that’s how news reports at the end of The Second World War covered the remarkable story of Joan Bamford Fletcher.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: eyewitness to war
WOMEN OF COURAGE: eyewitness to war

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

For five years Gladys Arnold watched and wrote of a war she knew was coming, but others denied. In 1935 she was a reporter in France, sure of two things:Her objectivity and pacifism.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: nurses on the battlefield
WOMEN OF COURAGE: nurses on the battlefield

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

One operation every 15 minutes, 98 operation in less than 24 hours – These are gritty sometimes disturbing images of the reality of war.

THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization (Part I)
THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization (Part I)

World History  Directed by Women 

Examines the technological advances, the wide-ranging exploration and the collision of cultures that characterized the midpoint of the last millennium.

THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization (Part II)
THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization (Part II)

World History  Directed by Women 

Examines the technological advances, the wide-ranging exploration and the collision of cultures that characterized the midpoint of the last millennium.

THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization [set]
THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization [set]

World History  Directed by Women 

Examines the technological advances, the wide-ranging exploration and the collision of cultures that characterized the midpoint of the last millennium.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: UNTOLD STORIES OF WWII (series)
WOMEN OF COURAGE: UNTOLD STORIES OF WWII (series)

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Women of Courage is a five part series based on true, untold stories of remarkable and courageous women who served in the Second World War.

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