World History


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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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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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THE RETURN OF JOE HILL

American History  American Studies  Labor Studies  Music  Sociology  World History  Immigration 

Tells the story of Joe Hill (1879-1915), a Swedish immigrant to America who became a songwriter, cartoonist and labor organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and whose 1915 execution by the state of Utah for a crime he probably did not commit transformed him into a martyr for the labor movement and an international folk hero.

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THIS BLOODY, BLUNDERING BUSINESS

American History  American Studies  Asian Studies  Political Science  World History 

Examines the history of American intervention in the Philippines following the Spanish American War. A silent movie format with lively ragtime piano music is combined with a dramatically understated narration and excerpts from `newsreels' of the period to reveal the nature of American attitudes toward Third World peoples and cultures.

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REVIEW OF THE SEVENTIES

World History 

A fast-paced overview of the events, issues and personalities of the decade, including student killings at Kent State; the growing economic power of oil-rich Middle Eastern nations; the Watergate scandal; and a President and Vice President forced to resign.

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REVIEW OF THE SIXTIES

World History  Cuban Studies 

A fast-paced overview of the events, issues and personalities of the decade, including the assassinations of two Kennedys and Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Beatles; space exploration; a confrontation in Cuba; and U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

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