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1-800-INDIA
Over the past decade, India has emerged as the leader in the global market for white-collar "outsourcing" jobs-- a notable component of India's rapid economic growth. This documentary explores the experience of young Indian men and women who have been recruited into these new jobs requiring long hours, night shifts, and westernized work habits. Also reveals the human and cultural effect on Indian family life, the evolving cities and towns, and on the aspirations and daily lives of young Indians, especially women, entering the work force. Dist.: Films Media Group. Originally broadcast on PBS television program Wide angle on Sept. 13, 2005. 57 min. DVD 6570

ABC Or UNDP
Illustrates the worldwide work of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to improve education and training in developing countries. Shows the efforts of the UNDP in a variety of locales, demonstrating that participating countries are strengthening their own economic growth by improving the abilities and well-being of their citizens. 1989. 14 min. Video/C MM902

About the United Nations: Decolonization
Traces the role of the United Nations in the de-colonization of numerous Third World countries, focusing on events since the landmark UN declaration on the "Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples" in 1960. 1990. 18 min. Video/C MM680

About the United Nations: Human Rights
In all countries children are the victims of abuse, deprivation, hunger, disease, oppressive labor practices, lack of education and even lack of a personal identity. To protect the future, the General Assembly of the UN adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which calls on all countries to ratify a set of international standards and behaviors regarding the treatment of all children. 1991. 16 min. Video/C MM719

All Our Futures
Shows the worldwide efforts of UNICEF to provide children and mothers with nutritious food and an adequate diet, pure water, disease control and basic health education. Focuses on projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. 1989. 28 min. Video/C MM563

Almost Real: Connecting in a Wired World
In a decade, the Internet has transformed the economy and employment and has re-defined the essence of how people conceive of communications and personal relationships. This documentary looks at the end of the first phase of the Internet - a far less utopian age than some had hoped. Focusing on six individuals for whom the Internet has become a lifeline, the film questions how the World Wide Web has transformed the sense of community. 2002. 46 min. Video/C 9865

Another World is Possible: Impressions of the World Social Forum
In early 2002, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 50,000 gathered (including 11,000 young people) for the World Social Forum with the goal of opposing corporate globalization and developing alternative visions for the future. Public officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations, indigenous nations, farmers and labor promoted a new vision of social justice. Covered extensively by media in other parts of the world, the Forum was virtually ignored by the U.S. press. c2002. 25min. Video/C 9053

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The Big Sellout
Traveling throughout both the developing and industrialized world, this documentary brings the viewer face-to-face with the architects of the reigning world economic order, as well as with the people bearing the brunt of their policies. The film shows how international financial institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank demand draconian cuts in public spending, the privatization of public services and market liberalization as the path to economic development. Written and directed by Florian Opitz. c2006. 95 min. DVD 8836

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Borrowed From Our Future
Presents an overview of basic environmental issues including rapid population growth, food security, biodiversity, energy, changing climate, urban growth and industrial development. It then shows how the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with governments to promote sustainable development in Ethiopia, India, Morocco and Bolivia. Produced and directed by Sian Evans. 1989. 20 min. Video/C MM822

Breaking the Bank
Through interviews with demonstration organizers, protestors and journalists, documents the issues surrounding the protests against the WTO and IMF meetings in Seattle and in Washington D.C. New York: Deep Dish Television: Independent Media Centers, 2000. 74 min. Video/C MM155

Calcutta Calling
A snapshot of globalization at work in the 21st century. This documentary follows Vikeel Uppal, a young man who works in a busy calling center, as he gets tutored in the English language, learns pronunciation from commercials and movies, and watches English soccer matches to gain insight into the people he calls on a daily basis. Director, Andre Hormann. Dist. Cinema Guild. c2005. 17 min. DVD 8682

Choices for the New Century
Illustrates how the UN Development Program (UNDP) emphasizes projects related to health, education, nutrition and quality of life in developing countries. Produced by the UN Development Programme ; producers Ashali Varma, Mayuri Chawla. 1992. 28 min. Video/C MM591

[Chomsky , Noam] Global Economy and Democracy: An Interview with Noam Chomsky.
Political theorist and activist, Noam Chomsky, discusses the relationship between national debt and the democracy available in that country. He views repayment of external debt, not incurred by the society as a whole, and yet usually repaid by the members of society at large to necessitate some form of coercion of the tax paying populace. 1999. 48 min. Video/C MM153

[Chomsky , Noam] Noam Chomsky on the World: The Chomsky Sessions
Delves into the mind of American linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky through a series of candid interviews, lectures, and classroom discussions in which he traces the entire arc of 20th-century American politics, from 1920s public policy to 9/11. Contents : A working-class education -- Activists in a time of war -- Freedom and opportunity -- The 1960's -- The will of the people -- Alternatives to capitalism -- Democracy, fact or fiction? -- The vilification industry -- Freedom of the press -- The U.S., Cuba, and the Neo-Liberal system -- International solidarity -- The influence of Bertrand Russell -- Ecological warfare -- The impact of September 11th -- Definitions of terrorism -- A theory of natural selection. Directed by Will Pascoe. c2008. 70 min. DVD X6088

City Life.
Series examining the effect of globalization on people and cities worldwide. c2001. 30 min. each installment

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City Life. Marta Suplicy is the new mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil who is determined to make Sao Paulo a sustainable 21st century global city. This program follows her as she visits schools, hospitals, favelas, and a shelter for battered women, in her quest to improve the living conditions of the city. Video/C 8929

The Long March. This film tells the story of Chengdu: In 256 BC, the Dujiangyan Irrigation System was built, channeling the Min River through Chengdu in what is still seen as a triumph of hydraulic engineering. The irrigation system was neglected and abused during the industrial development of the 1970's, resulting in massive pollution and floods. Today, Chengdu's government has succeeded in reversing the damage, turning an urban nightmare into a model of modern-day planning. Video/C 8930

The Health Protestors Frustrated doctors, health professionals, and civil rights activists from around the world met in Dhaka in December 2000 at the People's Health Assembly to draw up their demands for health care in a new People's Health Charter. This program follows the process, from a 50,000-person rally in Calcutta, to late-night drafting sessions, to the final publication of the charter on the last day of the Assembly. Video/C 8931

Together Against Violence Bennetlands is a ghetto community in the heart of Kingston, Jamaica, which was once a peaceful place with a primary school, two churches, and a health clinic. In the 1980s rival gangs began a war over the main street, terrorizing the neighborhood. When one of the gang leaders was shot outside the health clinic, the community decided to change things, and local leaders challenged the gangs to heal their differences and work together to restore a sense of community and peace in the neighborhood. Video/C 8932

Paradise Domain A tiny nation in the South Pacific, Tuvalu and its 10,000 people suffer from underdevelopment and a lack of jobs, subsisting on fishing and harvesting coconuts. Tuvala had one valuable asset: its coveted domain name, dotTV. In 1999, the prime minister sold the name to an American dot.com company in exchange for several million dollars and access to the wired world. Now it is difficult to determine who is reaping the benefits-- the Tuvalu islanders or the United States corporation. Video/C 8933

Pavements of Gold Urban poverty is one of the largest problems facing the world in the 21st century. Looking at Lima, Peru, this program examines the enduring magnetism of big cities and asks whether the migrants who have moved here now feel that city life is the answer to their dreams. Video/C 8934

Doing the Right Thing. Porto Alegre, the capital of Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, was once an ordinary, dirty, Brazilian port city. Through a direct democracy program known as the "participatory budget," transformation has taken place, including a fallen unemployment rate, an excellent public transportation system, and the dramatic improvement of poor neighborhoods. This program traces the experiences of two women, both born in poor slum areas, who have risen through this program as neighborhood leaders. Video/C 8935

My Mother Built This House There are four million homeless people in South Africa who live in shacks in slums or squatter settlements. Government programs are building houses for these homeless, but it is a slow process. This program looks at the difference the South African Homeless People's Federation is making. The federation members, most of whom are women, save up money to add to their government grants, allowing them to build larger houses, helping women and their families live in a home of their own. Video/C 8936

The Barcelona Blueprint Once the industrial heart of the region of Catalonia in Spain, Barcelona was becoming a failed European city when a visionary local government decided to radically redevelop the city in the run for the 1992 Olympics. It is now considered a model 21st century city, combining historic buildings with modern architecture. This program takes a tour of Barcelona's seafront and listens to a studio debate on the issues facing cities and those who live in them. This debate was part of the Special Session of the UN General Assembly held in New York in 2001. Video/C 8937

Gaza Under Siege The Gaza Strip is home to a million Palestinians, most of whom are refugees whose parents and grandparents went there in 1948 after Israel moved in. In this program, we meet Reyidh and Sabah, members of one refugee family trying to cope. This program also examines why the United Nations fails to criticize Israel's aggression and denies Palestinian statehood. Video/C 8938

Waiting to Go According to the United Nations, there are 375,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, most of whom live in poverty. This program follows a Palestinian doctor working in the PLO-funded Haifa hospital in Burj el-Barajneh refugee camp, Beirut. She earns $200 per month and she is forbidden in any Lebanese hospital. Other refugees with degrees are allowed to pick oranges, but none are allowed to rebuild their houses. Those who can get out do, but all hope to one day return to their villages in Palestine. Video/C 8940

Patently Obvious Protection of intellectual property is the foundation of the 21st century's new knowledge economy. In the Indian state of Gujarat, Professor Anil Gupta travels from village to village seeking out grassroots inventors and helping them document their work and protect it with patents. Gupta's work not only helps these traditional knowledge keepers earn more money, but also allows them to earn respect and interest from the next generation. Video/C 8941

The Other Side (El otro lado) Examines the devastating impact of Mexican-United States migration. The people who attempt to cross suffer horribly and frequently die. The families and communities left behind are disabled, and their languages and cultures are being destroyed. This program looks at villagers who strive to ensure that their children will no longer have to migrate to have a better life. DVD X6436; Video/C 8942

The Miller's Tale: Bread is Life. Iron deficiency anemia is the most widespread nutritional disorder in the world, affecting more than two billion people. The easiest way to combat the problem is to fortify the flour in bread, but complex social and cultural issues in the Middle East make fortification difficult. Bread has been sacred since ancient times, and many millers refuse to add anything unnatural to their bread because of their beliefs. This program looks at the efforts to introduce fortified flour in Yemen and Egypt, two of the most affected countries. Video/C 8943

Brazil: Winning Against AIDS. HIV and AIDS patients in Brazil get the same treatment as similar patients in the United States and Europe. Since Brazil started to manufacture its own HIV and AIDS drugs in 1997, the national program has halved the death rate from AIDS, prevented thousands of new patients from being hospitalized, and helped stabilize the epidemic. This program examines whether Brazil's program can be replicated in other countries. Video/C 8944

Missing Out. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, and less than a third of the population has access to any health care. Malnutrition remains the main cause of maternal and infant mortality, and over half of all pregnant women suffer from iron deficiency anemia. In Tanzania, malaria is blamed for the increase in anemia. UNICEF believes that the solution is providing micromultinutrient pills which contain iron folate and other vitamins. This program follows two traditional birth attendants as they try to persuade women to take iron folate supplements and visit hospitals. It also looks at what could happen when donors pull out of distribution programs. Video/C 8945

Stop the Traffic. Thirty years of war have left Cambodia ravaged and poverty-stricken, making it particularly vulnerable to the child labor industry. Children as young as 10 years old are trafficked into cities from rural areas to become sex workers or trafficked out to Thailand to work as beggars, domestic laborers, or laborers on construction sites. This program examines the trade and new efforts by the International Labor Organization and local groups to rescue the children and stop the traffic. DVD X6427; Video/C 8946

My Hanoi Hanoi is one of the new global cities of the 21st century. Growing urbanization has led to a boom in construction, while market reform and globalization have caused an influx of Western consumer goods. This program tells the story of Tran Thuy Linh, whose family has lived in the flower village area of Hanoi for generations but must now move. Thuy describes the extended family she grew up with and looks at their lives against the changing city. Video/C 8947

Lines in the Dust. In a small village in northern Ghana, a group of men and women discuss their daily chores with the help of a chart they've drawn in the dust. This village is part of a program called Reflect, which aims to reach the 900 million illiterate adults across the world. Reflect uses participants' own knowledge and experience as starting points for learning. Also looks at this program in India, and how it not only teaches people to read, write, and work with numbers, the participants are also changing ideas about men's and women's separate workloads, standing up for their rights, earning more money for their families, and becoming self-assured. Video/C 8948

Paying the Price.This program examines the history of AIDS treatment in Africa. It details Uganda's success with a UN-sponsored program of price reduction and medical education, and South Africa's refusal to begin a national AIDS treatment program. It also looks at the success of smaller local programs that are bringing hope for the future to many infected Africans. Video/C 8949

Holy Smoke.Developing countries like Cambodia bear the brunt of aggressive marketing techniques by huge multinational tobacco companies. There are no health warnings on tobacco products in Cambodia and no bans on sales to minors. However, since the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, previously suppressed religion has asserted itself as an instrument of change. Buddhist monks are now spearheading the campaign to persuade Cambodians to give up tobacco. Video/C 8950

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy
2 hours. c2002. Based on the book by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw (HD87 .Y47 1998 Bus & Econ, Moffitt)

Battle of Ideas. The first episode of a 3 part series exploring the changing economic world in the 20th century: the clash between governments and the marketplace, the debate over the impact of globalization, and the forces shaping future economies. This episode considers the idea of government control in 20th century world economies, focusing on the economic theories presented by Marx and Lenin, John Maynard Keynes and Freidrich Von Hayek. DVD 4110; also VHS Video/C 9034

Agony of Reform. Considers the failure of government-controlled economies in the 1980s. The focus is on how reform played out in the Soviet Union, the eastern bloc, Latin America, India and other countries during this tumultuous time. DVD 4111; also VHS Video/C 9035

New Rules of the Game. Tracks the global economy through the 1990s to the present. The focus is on American policy as both political parties embrace unfettered globalization over the objections of organized labor. Internet-linked financial markets, unrestricted capital flows and floating currencies drive levels of speculative investments while entrepreneurs create multinational corporations. As popular unease grows that the system is just too complex to be controled new opposition to globalization forms as the gap widens further between rich and poor. DVD 4112; also VHS Video/C 9035

Closing the Gap: The Round Table Process in Action.
Demonstrates the Round Table Process of the UN Development Program (UNDP) which assists developing countries in planning and managing their technical cooperation. As examples shows assistance projects primarily in Africa. Written and directed by Bernard Edmonds. 1990. 27 min. Video/C MM593

Controlling Interest: The World of the Multinational Corporation.
Examines foreign investment policies of U.S. corporations and the effects of those investments on social, economic, and political conditions in foreign nations. 1978.50 min. Video/C 1228

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Countdown to the Future. The World We Share
"United Nations fiftieth anniversary videotape modules of multimedia exhibit." Countdown to the future (41 min.) -- The world we share (13 min.) A full length film followed by a summary version of the same film concerning the nature and scope of the activities and responsibilities of the United Nations. Video/C 4537; Storage Info: B 3 012 916

The Crash.
Explores the dynamics of the global economy in an era of instability. Less than a year ago (1998), Russia devalued its ruble and defaulted on its debts. Ten days later, the world's major markets tumbled and American investors saw the worth of their savings and retirement funds plummet. Fear spread that the global economy was indeed unraveling and arguments arose over who were the real culprits in the crisis. Originally presented on the PBS series Frontline, June 29, 1999. 57 min. Video/C 6985

Daluyong: The Filipino Worker in the Era of Globalization
Documentary captures the concrete impact of globalization on workers in the Philippines. No job security, union busting, violation of workers' right and welfare are the lament of workers in the country who have been hit by globalization. 2001. 34 min. Video/C 9804

The Debt of Dictators
Exposes the irresponsible lending to brutal dictators by multinational financial institutions. Revealing the widespread impoverishment resulting from these debts, the film transports viewers to Argentina, South Africa, and the Philippines, where essential services have been sacrificed in order to repay these illegitimate loans. In each of the cases, the government pays more in servicing the foreign debts than it does on all essential social services combined. Makes a compelling case for the forgiveness of foreign loans accrued by some of history's worst dictators, debts that exacerbate the suffering of the victims of the dictators and the institutions that profited from their rule. Argentina (10 min.) -- South Africa (18 min.) -- The Philippines (17 min.). Written, directed and produced by Erling Borgen.c2005. 45 min. DVD 8252

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The Digital Dump: Exporting Re-use and Abuse to Africa
Exposes the ugly underbelly of what is thought to be an escalating global trade in toxic, obsolete, discarded computers and other e-scrap collected in North America and Europe and sent to developing countries by waste brokers and so-called recyclers. In Lagos, while there is a legitimate robust market and ability to repair and refurbish old electronic equipment including computers, monitors, TVs and cell phones, the local experts complain that of the estimated 500 40-foot containers shipped to Lagos each month, as much as 75% of the imports are "junk" and are not economically repairable or marketable. Consequently, this e-waste, which is legally a hazardous waste is being discarded and routinely burned in what the environmentalists call yet "another" cyber-age nightmare now landing on the shores of developing countries. 2004. 23 min. DVD 8252

Diverted to Delhi
The toll-free telephone numbers used to place orders are often answered thousands of miles away by Indians trained to speak and think like Americans, or Brits or Australians. This film follows a group of university graduates through a rigorous 3-week course which they hope will prepare them for prestigious, well paying positions in these call centers. Over 200 of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies now choose to service their clients via Indian call centers where labor and set-up costs are low and the staff highly educated. c2002. 55 min. Video/C 9721

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Elite Globalization vs People's Globalization
Kevin Danaher speaks of two types of globalization. Elite globalization features money values, violence, and the "God is on our side" mentality. It is driven by big corporations seeking to maximize their profits at the expense of human needs. People's globalization is a grassroots movement espousing life values, non-violence, and a "God doesn't take sides" view. This type of globalization is exemplified by fair trade, ecology concerns and micro-lending networks. Danaher explains why, since 9/11, it is important to pursue the grassroots people's globalization path. Recorded on December 4, 2001 in Packard Hall, on the Colorado College campus, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 75 min. Video/C MM151

The End of Poverty?
Explains how global poverty began with military conquest, slavery, and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals, and forced labor. Today's financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. Features expert insights from Nobel Prize winners, acclaimed authors, university professors, government ministers, and the leaders of social movements. Written and directed by Philippe Diaz. Special features: Extended interviews with experts, including John Perkins, Heather Remoff, Joshua Farley, Mason Gaffney, Hwo Okoth-Ogendo, and Gitu wa Kahengeri; interview with director; Stawi Youth & Adult Centre (Kenya) profile; manifesto to end global poverty. 2010. 104 min. DVD X3373

Executive Outcomes: The War Business
Tells the story of ferocious battles of the private army of mercenaries, Executive Outcomes, on hire to governments and multinational companies whose investments are being strangled by war. Looks at the battles in Angola, and Sierra Leone for blood diamonds ... of the Executive Outcomes PR machine at the world's biggest arms fair in Abu Dhabi and in discreet Pretoria houses back home in South Africa ... of the apartheid killers who put down rebel insurgencies at the behest of British military men ... of the recent crisis of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, where Executive Outcomes mercenaries are kicked out of the country and the government brought down ... of men who killed and of those they fought. A film by Mark Stucke. 1997. 52 min. DVD 9911

Fighting Poverty Together: The Core Challenges
Thomas Joseph, ActionAid's country director for Kenya, discusses the goals of ActionAid, an international aid organization which endeavors to rid the world of poverty. As an issue of basic human rights, poverty is seen as a moral wrong that must be corrected on a global level. Also discusses the social and political aspects of poverty-stricken societies. c2000. 33 min. Video/C MM1200

Free Trade Slaves
Film discusses free trade zones and the accompanying human problems that have arisen with human rights, exploitation of workers and environmental degradation. Filmed on location in Sri Lanka, El Salvador, Mexico and Morocco. In English and various languages with English voiceovers. c1999. 58 min. Video/C 5927

GATT, What's That?: or Afta NAFTA Where are Worker's Rights?
Through interviews with Nikos Valance of the Foundation for Economic Democracy and Hector Figuerao of the A.C.T.W.U. this program takes a harsh look at the results of NAFTA and GATT and the future predictions and strategies for labor organizing. 1995. 28 min. Video/C 7702

The Genocide Factor
Originally produced in 2001. 57 min. each installment.

Genocide, From Biblical Times Through the Ages. In this program a variety of experts analyze Biblical accounts and some of the earliest documented examples of genocide, as in the Athenian siege of Melos in 416 B.C., to explore the psychology that motivates such violence. This grim survey looks at the extermination of Tasmanians, Native Americans, Namibia's Herero tribe, and the Armenians. DVD 4507

Genocide in the First Half of the 20th Century. State-sanctioned violence has always existed, but technological advances have facilitated its use as a viable means of exerting political power. This program ... focuses on the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, the 1923 Rosewood Massacre, Stalin's forced Ukrainian famine, the Japanese Rape of Nanking, and the Holocaust. A host of survivors, experts, and scholars are interviewed. DVD 4485

Never Again?: Genocide Since the Holocaust. After the atrocities of World War II, the cry of conscience was "never again!" As this program demonstrates, that bitterly learned injunction went unheeded throughout much of the world. The chronicle of genocide continues with a look at Mao's purges in China, Cambodia under Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, the Arab/Israeli conflict, border wars in Pakistan and Bangladesh, and killing in Central America. Video/C 8744

Genocide: The Horror Continues. The late 20th century produced a sinister euphemism: 'ethnic cleansing.' This program presents a comprehensive survey of genocide by looking at the most recent examples in Iraq, Iran, and Turkey; Burundi and Rwanda; the former Yugoslavia; Indonesia and East Timor; and Chechnya. The role and efforts of the United Nations are discussed as well as what the future holds in trying to prevent genocide. Video/C 8745

The Global Assembly Line.
Documentary, filmed in electronic and garment factories, examines working forces in United States and free-trade zones of developing countries particularly the Philippines and Mexico. 1986. 58 min. Video/C 1580

Global Capitalism and the Moral Imperative
Moral leaders warn that global laissez-faire is producing consequences similar to those of the 19th century, when gaps between rich and poor kept thousands in abject poverty for generations. In this new era of social Darwinism, moral leaders are asking who in the world community will care for the needs of the poor, and how it will be accomplished. If economic and political reforms are necessary ... who will initiate them and how will they be enforced. 1998. 29 min. DVD 1979

Global Generation
A series focusing on globalization and the implications for both industrialized and developing countries. c2003. 26 min. each installment

Beyond Borders Globally oriented young adults who are poised to inherit a world without borders explore the repercussions of globalization including third-world debt, environmental degradation, biodiversity, the concentration of power and the future of democracy. c2003. 26 min. DVD 1964

The Global Marketplace This program focuses on progressive efforts being made by businesses to unite profits and principles. Issues under consideration include the practice of social responsibility through ethical investment policies and codes of conduct, the human and environmental costs of unscrupulous manufacturing, and a renewed emphasis on good employee/employer and supplier/retailer relations. DVD 2164

The Global Partnerships This program interviews North American and European volunteers and the people in developing countries who are receiving their humanitarian and political assistance. By living together and sharing cultural experiences, both volunteers and aid recipients are helping to bring into clearer perspective their mutual concerns about human rights violations and exploitation of the environment. DVD 2165

The Global Neighborhood This program documents the efforts of nongovernmental organizations such as Oxfam and the World Wildlife Fund to take collective action on issues of international importance, including homelessness, environmental stewardship, and equitable trade. DVD 2166

The Global Grassroots Faced with increasing cuts in government aid, grassroots organizations in the industralized world are learning lessons from their counterparts in developing countries. Never having had government funding, third-world assistance programs are showing them how to implement support-free community-based initiatives. This program demonstrates how "sweat equity" and other techniques are being used to help people cope with two of the downsides of globalization: the disappearance of social safety nets and the widening gap between the world's haves and have-nots. DVD 2167

The Global Dimension 1.5 billion people in developing countries live in extreme poverty, and the living conditions for twice that number are almost as deplorable. This program investigates how both trade and financial aid are being used to help Costa Rica and other third-world nations bridge the technological divide and gain much-needed know-how so that they can improve their ways of life and prosper in the burgeoning global economy. DVD 2168

Global Institutions
First segment: Are global institutions outmoded in the new world order? This segment examines institutions like the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and NATO in a post-Cold War context. Second segment: A report on World Bank activities in Mexico and their impact on the daily lives of ordinary Mexican citizens. Third segment: An interview with UN Asst. Sec. General Alvaro De Soto about the role of human rights's organizations after the end of the Cold War. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast May 22, 1996. Video/C 6733

The Global Tongue: English
English is now the dominant language spoken by over a billion people with nearly as many speaking English as a second language as there are native speakers. This program looks at the different contexts and countries in which the English language dominates education, pop music, advertising, and the Internet. It explores the pros and cons of this dominance and the ways in which it is actually changing the English language. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1997. 25 min. Video/C 5607

The Global Trade Debate
This program offers a balanced look at the reality of globalization in an effort to address the issues that underpin the angry rhetoric between big business advocates and an increasingly powerful activist lobby. Since the founding of the International Monetary Fund, the world has seen a 12-fold increase in global trade, but local economies and the environment have paid a heavy price. 2001. 41 min. DVD 1958; also Video/C 9083

Global Village or Global Pillage?
Examines global industrialization and how people around the world are challenging it. Features commentary by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, activist Charles Kernaghan, labor economist Thea Lee, human rights advocate Loretta Ross, and anti-apartheid leader,Dennis Brutus. Based on the 1994 book of the same title. 1999. 27 min. Video/C MM149

Globalization & Human Rights
Documentary examining the clash between the trend of increasing economic globalization and international human rights advocacy. Investigates the impact of foreign economic influence on gold miners in South Africa, the petroleum industry in Nigeria, the collapse of the economy of Indonesia, the Nike shoe industry in New York and Indonesia, child labor abuses in Thailand and the situation in East Timor. 57 min. 1998. Video/C 6591

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Globalization and the Media.
Undercurrents explores how the media is involved in shaping public opinion of globalization, with a wide range of viewpoints from broadcasters, journalists, computer hackers, media activists, and news editors. Traveling across the USA, Nigeria, Britain and Italy, they report on the violent suppression of the alternative media, and how new technology, such as the internet and camcorders, is challenging the role of the traditional news gatherer. Director, Paul O'Connor. 2001. 23 min. DVD 4099

Globalization and the World Trade Organization: Debate.
Panel participants: Ralph Nader, Paul Magnusson, David Aaron, Jagdish Bhagwati, Vandana Shiva, John Cavanagh, R. Scott Miller. A debate on the pros and cons of the World Trade Organization. Proponents of the WTO argue that membership benefits the economy, could further democratic institutions in developing countries through regulation and that WTO rules and regulations provide sufficient protections for consumers, workers and the environment. Opponents argue that the WTO is beholden to corporate interests and brokered agreements which do not provide sufficient protections for workers, provide lower standards of environmental protection, and create great disparities in wealth. C-SPAN Archives; Taped on Nov. 30, 1999. 120 min. Video/C 7265

Globalization is Good
Controversial writer Johan Norberg argues forcefully for one side of the globalization debate. In this program he examines three developing countries and how they fit into that debate, building a case for deregulation, the abolishment of subsidies and tariffs, and a long-term view of industialization. He frankly defends the use of sweatshop labor, through which Taiwan has cultivated a vigorous, targeted manufacturing sector and transformed agrarian poverty into affluence. Praising Vietnam for following the same path and criticizing Kenya as an unfortunate example of isolationism, Norberg's assertions compose a powerful catalyst for classroom discussion. 2005. 50 min. DVD 4122

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Globalization: Winner & Losers
In this program examining the pros and cons of doing business in the global marketplace, industry leaders attest that globalization has raised the standard of living in developing economies through high-tech opportunities, foreign investment, and debt relief. Harvard's Jeffrey Sachs and other experts point out that the world market is being exploited through shortsightedness, including the deployment of genetically modified crops, environmental negligence, and the abuse of NAFTA. Looks at the impact of globalization in India, Australia, Nigeria, China, Mexico and South Africa. 2000. 42 min. Video/C 9444

Great Decisions 2001, Programs 1-4.
Presents four U.S. foreign policy cases based on U.S. foreign policy issues analyzed in the Great decisions briefing book published annually by the Foreign Policy Association. Contents: Program 1. Coping with globalization; guests: Charlene Barshefsky, Thomas R. Pickering. -- Program 2. China and Taiwan: an American tightrope; guests: Doug Paal, Nancy Bernkopf-Tucker -- Program 3. High stakes of missile defense; guests: Joseph Cirincione, James Lindsay -- Program 4. U.S. and Iraq: Baghdad dilemma; guests: Graham Fuller, Charles Duelfer. Originally broadcast on PBS as segments of "Great Decisions". 2001. 147 min. Video/C 8039

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Great Decisions 2001, Programs 5-8.
Presents four U.S. foreign policy cases based on U.S. foreign policy issues analyzed in the Great decisions briefing book published annually by the Foreign Policy Association. Contents: Program 5. Global health on life support; guests: Lee Hamilton, Anthony Fauci -- Program 6. Mexico: Prospects for prosperity; guests: Arturo Valenzuela, Doris Meissner -- Program 7. European integration: U.S. challenge; guests: Antony Blinken, Bruce Jackson -- Program 8. Conflict resolution in Africa; guests: Chester A. Crocker, Marina S. Ottaway. 2001. 147 min. Video/C 8040

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The Human Cost Behind Bargain Shopping
What price do people in faraway places pay so Americans can get their bargains in stores like Wal-Mart? Dateline investigates what's behind the bargains and how problematic it can be for American companies to monitor the working conditions in foreign factories they don't control, where factory owners are under pressure to keep costs down. Dateline invented a phony clothing company to gain access to the factory floor in Bangladesh and spoke with the workers about their pay and working conditions. A segment from the June 17, 2005 NBC News television program, Dateline NBC. 29 min. Video/C MM998

Human Rights
Discusses international human rights law including historical background, the United Nations Charter, the International Bill of Human Rights, protection and enforcement of human rights, regional systems for the protection of human rights, and new developments. Narrator: Elizabeth F. Defeis. Commentary: Charlotte Ku, Larry D. Johnson, Carolyn L. Willson, Roy S. Lee, Rosalyn Higgins, Joe Luis Jesus, Oscar Schachter. 1995 29 min. Video/C 7856

Human Rights and U.S. Policy
What role does human rights play in U.S. foreign policy? In recent years the promotion of human rights abroad has become a prominent goal of American foreign policy. What forces are generating human rights abuses in today's world? John Shattuck, Asst. Sec. of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and Pauline Baker, president of Fund for Peace examine how the promotion of human rights can be constructively applied in U.S. foreign policy. 1998. 26 min. Video/C 5822

Human Rights & Wrongs
Television series. 27 minutes each installment

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1993 UN Human Rights Conference Preview
Segment one is a behind-the scenes look at the problems, priorities, and players at the 1993 United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, the first to be held in 25 years. Includes interviews with undersecretary of State Timothy Wirth and former President Jimmy Carter and UN Sec. General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. The second segment examines a Chicago based campaign against capital punishment by families of murder victims who tour the United States to combat the death penalty. Video/C 6695

Africa: The Uncovered Continent. Part 1
Contents: [Pt 1]. Somalia intervention: right or wrong? -- [Pt. 2] Standing up for justice (Zaire). The first segment examines the wisdom and consequences of American and United Nations humanitarian intervention in Somalia. In the second segment the economic and social decay and poverty in Zaire are examined through the eyes of Zairian human rights advocate Floribert Chebeya. Video/C 6687

Africa: The Uncovered Continent. Part 2
First segment: Profiles the South African peacemaker and minister, Beyers Naude, an Afrikaner who gave up a life of privilege to follow his anti-apartheid convictions. Second segment: Interviews with former political prisoner and human rights defender, Wangari Maathai with a rebuttal from Kenyan Ambassador Don Nanjira concerning human rights issues in Kenya. Concludes with a preview of films entered in the upcoming Human Rights Watch International Films Festival in New York. This program also contains 4 public service television advertisments encouraging black Africans to vote. Broadcast April 23, 1994. Broadcast April 11, 1993. Video/C 6706

Brazil
This episode focuses on Brazil's Waiapi peoples who fight to maintain control over their lands. Excepts from Jeffrey O'Connor's film "At the Edge of Conquest, " offers a dramatic and intimate account of the Waiapi tribe's controntation with the Brazilian government in an attempt to secure permanent boundaries and to halt illegal mining procedures on their territory. The film concludes with examples of other indigenous peoples around the world who are fighting for land rights. Broadcast April 23, 1994. Broadcast April 13, 1995. Video/C 6718

Burma (Mayanmar: The "Keep Quiet" Regime)
First segment: Examines the human rights crisis in Myanmar and the brutal suppression of basic civil liberties by the Burmese military. Second segment: An interview with Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch, about ethnic warfare, new ways to link trade and human rights and how the Clinton administration is viewed by human rights activists. Third segment: A look inside New York City's El Puente Academy of Peace and Justice ("Human rights high") which centers it curriculum around human rights and peace and justice issues. Broadcast April 23, 1994. Broadcast May 7, 1994. Video/C 6708

Chechnya (Chechnya: Russia's Human Rights Nightmare.)
First segment: An update on the ongoing conflict in Russia's Chechnya with comments from Sergei Kovalev, Russia's former Commissioner of Human Rights, and Ludmilla Thorne, a human rights specialist at Freedom House. Second segment: Thomas Goltz's video diary about the village of Somashki in Chechnya and its efforts to defend itself from the Russian army's assault. Third segment: An exclusive interview with Fred Cuny, a disaster relief specialist and human rights activist who traveled to Chechnya in 1995 where he has been missing and is now presumed dead. Broadcast May 1, 1996. Video/C 6730

Child Labor. [Part 1]
First segment: Looks at Pakistan's system of child labor and the movement to abolish it with excerpts from "The Carpet," a documentary film by Magnus Bergmar. The segment concludes with an examination of the tragic death of Iqbal Masih and charges that his death was part of a conspiracy against him by Pakistan's carpet "mafia." Second segment: An interview with UNICEF deputy executive director, Guido Bertolaso. Broadcast April 25, 1995. Video/C 6720

Child Labor. [Part 2]
First segment: Investigates the complicity of U.S. corporations in the global exploitation of children through the promotion by celebrity endorsements of products produced by children in Third World Countries. Includes excerpts from the film "Zoned for slavery." Second segment: Examines the life a child worker in Pakistan's brick kiln industry through excerpts from the film "My life is mine," produced by Magnus Bergmar. Third segment: New York Times columnist, Bob Herbert, discusses the response of American corporations to the public outcry against child labor. Broadcast July 24, 1996. Video/C 6741

Children & Human Rights [Part 1]
First segment: An overview of the conditions of children around the world with a discussion of their intrinsic rights to live, to be free from abuse and forced labor and provided with health care and education. Second segment: Presents a rap video, "What's the right?" written and performed by students at El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice in New York. Third segment: Profiles a 13 year old African-American boy living in Washington, D.C. and a 15 year old girl in India. Fourth segment: Reports on the recent brutality against Brazilian street children. Program concludes with Judy Collins' song, I Dream of Peace, accompanied by drawings and writings of children living with war.Broadcast June 11, 1994. Video/C 6713

Children & Human Rights [Part 2]
First segment: Profiles Geoffrey Canada who directs Harlem's Rheedlen Centers for Children and Families which provides quality preventive social services to New York City's most devastated communities. Second segment: Appalachian youth talk about how their lives are being turned around by a group called Appalshop, a nonprofit media center, radio station and recording studio. Third segment: An interview with Marian Wright Edelman, founder and director of the Children's Defense Fund.Broadcast April 4, 1995. Video/C6717

Children & Human Rights [Part 3]
First segment: A look at the "Stand for Children" rally, where hundreds of thousands of Americans and children's rights advocates gathered in Washington, DC to give voice to children's rights as human rights. Second segment: A look at the Denmark's Children's Council, one of the first attempts to bring the voice of children directly into the seat of government. Third segment: Yasmin, a street child in India, shows her world and the importance of education through her personal video diary. Broadcast June 26, 1996. Video/C 6737

China. [Part 1] (Human Rights in Asia)
Contents: [Pt 1]. Escape from China -- [Pt. 2] Big business vs human rights. The first segment offers a preview of Escape from China, a secretly filmed profile of one of the Tiananmen Square uprising's youth leaders. The second segment analyses the controversy over China's "Most favored nation" status as a U.S. trading partner despite repeated human rights abuses. Broadcast April 11, 1993. Video/C 6693

China. [Part 2](Human Rights in Asia)
First segment: Excerpts from "Moving the mountain," which focuses on Li Lu, one of the leaders of the Tiananmen uprising. Includes an interview with Li Lu, now living in exile, on the decline of human rights in China. Second segment: Excerpt from "From Hollywood to Hanoi," in which a Vietnamese-American filmmaker, Ti Thang Nga, journeys back to Vietnam to understand her own feelings about the war. She visits My Lai, the site of a massacre by American troops to make an appeal for reconciliation and friendship. Broadcast May 9, 1995. Video/C 6722

China Trade (Trade and Human Rights)
First segment: South African president, Nelson Mandela, discusses his plan to forge a "government of national unity." Second segment: Examines the controversy surrounding the linking of trade to human rights policy, with regard to China's "most favored nation" status, through interviews with politicians, the Dali Lama and former Chinese political prisoner, Wang Juntao. Third segment: Explores the spiritual resistance of Tibetan nuns persecuted by their Chinese occupiers through excerpts from the film "Satya: A prayer for the enemy." Broadcast May 14, 1994. Video/C 6709

Clinton Administration
Contents: [Pt 1]. Report card: human rights -- [Pt. 2] Leonard Peltier. Broadcast May 14, 1994. The first segment examines the consistency and success of President Bill Clinton's human rights policies with particular reference to China and Haiti through interviews with former president Jimmy Carter and representatives from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The second segment examines advocacy for the release of the native American activist and prisoner, Leonard Peltier. Broadcast May 12, 1993. Video/C 6691

Cuba (Human rights and Cuba)
First segment: Interview with U.S. Sec. of State Peter Tarnoff and Edgardo Valdes, a representative of the Cuban Government at the U.N., on the nature of the changing U.S.-Cuban relations, and its impact on human rights. Second segment: Filmmaker Jon Alpert reports from Cuba on the state of Cuba and Cuban-American relations from the vantage point of ordinary Cubans. Third segment: Interview with two Cuban-Americans, Frank Calzon of Freedom House and Sam Farber, writer for the Campaign for Peace & Democracy about their opposing positions on the U.S. embargo of Cuba. Broadcast May 17, 1995. Video/C 6723

Drugs & Human Rights
First segment: Takes a critical look at the American judicial system and the impact of zealous law enforcement strategies in the war on drugs on the rights of individuals and minorities. Second segment: Examines advocacy on behalf of prisoners convicted in the "War on drugs," by a former drug pusher and founder of "Prison Life magazine" and by an undercover DEA agent. Third segment: General Barry McCaffrey, President Clinton's drug "czar" discusses his views on drug policy and the current state of the war on drugs in the United States. Broadcast July 17, 1996. Video/C 6740

Ethnic Fault Line
Contents: [Pt 1]. Ethnic faultline -- [Pt. 2] Human Rights Film Festival, 1993. First segment: Tracks the influence of old ethnic hatreds and fears through the rise of neo-Nazi groups targeting Jews and gypsies which threaten human rights in Hungary. Second segment: Previews film entries in the 1993 Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Broadcast May 5, 1993. Video/C 6690

Ethnic Fault Line Revisited
Contents: [Pt. 1] Ethnic frontlines: Nogorno Karabakh -- [Pt. 2] Serbia's muslims. The first segment examines the ethnic tensions in Nogorno-Karabakh, an Armenian Christian enclave surrounded by the largely Muslim former Republic of Azerbaijan. The second segment is a report from inside Serbia about a large Muslim enclave that was, until recently, free of the horrors of "ethnic cleansing." Includes interviews of these Serbian muslims about their hopes and fears for the future. Broadcast September 22, 1993. Video/C 6699

Female Circumcision
In the first segment female genital mutilation in Africa and Asia is described in personal testimony as well as in an interview with Alice Walker about her documentary films. Scenes from Fire Eyes and Warrior Marks are shown to demonstrate how mutilation is often performed, and Walker reads from her novel Possessing the Secret of Joy, about an African woman who responds to the cultural tradition of female circumcision. The second segment examines the desperate plight of garbage pickers on Smokey Mountain garbage dump outside Manila in a video "Diary from Hell" which makes the link between the environment and human rights. Broadcast July 14, 1993. Video/C 6698

Global Institutions
First segment: Are global institutions outmoded in the new world order? This segment examines institutions like the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and NATO in a post-Cold War context. Second segment: A report on World Bank activities in Mexico and their impact on the daily lives of ordinary Mexican citizens. Third segment: An interview with UN Asst. Sec. General Alvaro De Soto about the role of human rights's organizations after the end of the Cold War. Broadcast May 22, 1996. Video/C 6733

Haiti
First segment: What can be done to restore human rights and democracy to Haiti? Begins with an overview of the political situation in Haiti, followed by an interview with exiled Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Second segment: Presents highlights from David Korb's film, "This other Haiti," about grass roots democratic movements and concludes with music of the Haitian peasant democracy movement. Broadcast June 4, 1994. Video/C 6712

Health & Human Rights
First segment: An interview with Dr. Jonathan Mann, Harvard professor and architect of the World Health Organization's program on AIDS, in which he explores the connection between health and human rights. Second segment: An Interview with Harlan Dalton of Yale Law School and Karen Porter, who teaches law and medicine at Washington University on their views of public health as a human rights issue. Broadcast June 14, 1995. Video/C 6726

Human Rights Heroes
Excerpts from the film "At the edge of conflict," features Chief Wai-Wai of the Waiapi people, who fought for and won land rights for indigenous people in the Amazon jungle of Brazil. Profiles Guatemalan Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu, an advocate for indigenous and women's rights. Examines the contributions of journalist Roy Gutman and documentary filmmaker Ademir Kenovic, who have chronicled the war in the former Yugoslavia. Presents a memorial to Veronica Guerin, a journalist killed while covering the war in Ireland. Presents profiles of Richard N'Sanzabagoma, a Rwandan human rights activist and Geoffrey Canada, who defends the rights of children in Harlem, N.Y. Concludes with a converstion with Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Broadcast July 3, 1996. Video/C 6738

Indigenous People
Contents: [Pt. 1] Lost in paradise: native Hawaiians -- [Pt. 2] After the gold rush: Philippines. In the first segment "homesteads" and their impact on native Hawaiian culture and heritage, and the struggle to preserve what land remains are examined through segments from the film Papakolea: a story of Hawaiian land. The second segment looks at the discovery of gold and mining methods which threaten the lives and culture of the T'boli people of the Philippines. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast August 18, 1993. Video/C 6700

Islam
First segment: Examines human rights abuses inside the Algerian conflict between an authoritarian government and an insurgent Islamist movement. Second segment: Independent film producer Susan Mazur, goes behind the lines in Kashmir to report on the conflict's mounting death tool and its human rights implications. Third segment: Children's impressions of the war in Sarajevo are presented in the film "War in children," produced by Ademir Kenovic and the SAGA film company. Fourth segment: Report on women under Islamic law speaking out againt the veil. Broadcast May 24, 1995. Video/C 6724

Kosovo (Kosovo: The Next Bosnia?)
Contents: [Pt 1]. Kosovo: Balkan crisis -- [Pt. 2. Chinese illegal Segment one examines reistance by ethnic Albanians against Serbian occupation. The second segment is a discussion of U.S. immigration policy with Arthur Helton of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights concerning U.S. policy on Chinese illegal immigrants seeking asylum. Broadcast June 16, 1993. Video/C 6696

Media & Human Rights. [Part 1]
First segment: Reports on the lack of media independence in post-communist Hungary where broadcast media are under attack by the government for its "liberal bias." Second segment: A story on the growing number of journalists who are killed while on assignment throughout the world. Third segment: A profile of the world's most unusual radio station--Belgrade's B-92-- which mixes music with anti-war activism in Serbia's capital. Broadcast May 28, 1994. Video/C 6711

Media & Human Rights. [Part 2]
Contents: [Pt. 1] A right to know? -- [Pt. 2] Noam Chomsky and the media. First segment: This segment examines the question is there a "right to know?" through an indepth look at the media's shrinking coverage of international news and its impact on human rights. Concludes with a discussion with controversial media analyst Noam Chomsky. Second segment: A look at the role of new tools and technologies -- low-cost video cameras, computers and the Internet -- in human rights activism, a phenomenon which some have termed "weapons of mass communication." Broadcast May 14, 1996. Video/C 6732

Middle East (Human Rights in the Occupied Territories)First segment: Examines human rights violations as the transition to Palestinian self-rule takes hold in the Israeli-occupied territories. Includes an interview with Hanan Ashrawi, one time Palestinian peace negotiator and head of a Palestinian group. Second segment: Allen Ginsberg reads his newest poem, Peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Third segment: Presents a music video produced by Yothu Yindi, an aboriginal band of musicians from Australia. Broadcast May 21, 1994. Video/C 6710

Nigeria
First segment: A report on the human rights situation in Nigeria, focusing on the military dictatorship in Nigeria and its efforts to prevent the imposition of U.S. sactions in response to its repressive regime. Second segment: Investigates lobbying efforts concerning Nigeria in the U.S. by various American corporations, non-profit organizations and Nigerian nationals. Third segment: Using excerpts from the films "Delta force," by Glenn Ellis and "Ken Saro-Wiwa: an African martyr," and a final interview with the Nigerian human rights activist, examines Saro-Wiwa's support of the Ogoni people whose land is being destroyed as the result of petroleum mining. Broadcast July 10, 1996. Video/C 6739

North America
First segment: Through excerpts from "Freedom on my mind, " documents Mississippi's "Freedom summer," when the civil rights struggle for the right of African Americans to vote brought world wide attention to human rights abuses in the U.S. Second segment: Examines the hydroelectric project at James Bay, Quebec which has spawned conflict between Cree Indians and the state-owned energy company. Third segment: Examines the U.S. Army's School of the Americas' which trains soldiers, some of whom have become Latin America's worst dictators. Fourth segment: Excerpts from Haile Gerima's film "Sankofa," which offers a new view of slavery in America, followed by commentary by the director on the difficulty of making such a film. Broadcast June 18, 1994. Video/C 6714

North/South
Contents: [Pt. 1] Mexico: high price of profit -- [Pt. 2. Interview with Svetlana Slapsak and Zoran Mutic] -- [Pt. 3] Texas/USA: burder injustice. The first segment examines the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and U.S. industry's search for cheap labor and manufacturing costs on health, the environment, labor and civil liberties in Mexico. The second segment is an interview with two writers; Bosnian author, Zoran Mutic, and Serbian author Svetlana Slapsak, on their views of the ethnic turmoil in Sarajevo. the Third segment examines abuses by border agents against illegal aliens captured crossing the Mexican-American border into Texas.Broadcast August 25, 1993. Video/C 6701

Northern Ireland
Contents: [Pt. 1. Northern Ireland] -- [Pt. 2.] Sarajevo: a street under siege. First segment: Examines the human rights conditions in Northern Ireland through interviews with both Catholic and Protestant citizens on issues of employment, housing and the vote. Includes an interview with Bernadette Devlin and Peter Westmacott of the British parliament. Second segment: Presents a video diary on how the seige in Sarajevo has affected the lives of ordinary people on one street, intercut by an interview with N.Y. Times reporter John Burns who spent 18 months in Sarajevo. Broadcast April 9, 1994. Video/C 6704

On the Edge of Peace (Israel and Palestine: At the Edge of Peace?)
First segment: Presents two "video diaries" taped between 1993 and 1996 by a Palestinian living in a refugee camp and an Israeli settler living a few miles away. Each presents their perspectives on the ongoing peace process in the Middle East, the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, and the difficulties of ensuring a real and lasting peace. Second segment: Interview with U.N. Under Secretary General Terje Larsen on his views of peacekeeping strategies in the Middle East. Broadcast May 9, 1996. Video/C 6731

Panama Deception
Discusses the film "The Panama Deception" which is critical of the coverage given by the media of the U.S. invasion of Panama in December, 1989. Through interviews with the director of the film, the U.N. ambassador to Panama and others, the issues of censorship of the American media for political purposes is explored. Broadcast April 28, 1993. Video/C 6689

Peace & Conflict Resolution. [Part 1].
First segment: Report on the 1995 Tomorrow's Leaders Conference held in Venice, Italy, and sponsored by Nobel Laureate, Eli Wiesel. Young people from Northern Ireland, the former Yugoslavia, Africa, the Middle East and the United States, join seasoned foreign diplomats in discussions about tolerance, dialogue and negotiations. Second segment: An interview with holocaust survivor Eli Wiesel, on the importance of dialogue. Third segment: A visit to elementary school PS 230 in Brooklyn, New York, where students learn conflict resolution techniques in an effort to prevent violence and promote tolerance. Broadcast June 21, 1995. Video/C 6727

Peace & Conflict Resolution. [Part 2].
A profile of three different programs which attempt to heal the conflicts in nations. First segment: Examines, through excerpts from the documentary film "Leap of faith," the creation of an integrated school of Catholics and Protestants established by parents in Northern Ireland to begin the process of religious and political reconciliation. Second segment: Investigates through excerpts from the film "Seeds of Peace," a unique summer camp in Maine, where young Israelis and Palestinians learn to understand each other and resolve differences constructively. Third segment: An interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu about South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its mandate to expose the crimes of apartheid and to promote reconciliation. Broadcast June 19, 1996. Video/C 6736

Rape as a Weapon of War
Contents: [Pt 1]. Rape, weapon of war: women's rights -- [Pt. 2] Culture: a priority. Presents evidence that rape has become a conscious war strategy in many conflicts, including Bosnia, Kashmir, Iraq and Peru. Includes interviews with rape victims, soldiers, experts and activists in human rights. It also looks at the emergence of a global women's movement, which is trying to get rape classified as a "crime against humanity." Concludes with a music video about women's rights by the all women rap group, Sweet Honey in the Rock. BroadcastSeptember 8, 1993. Video/C 6692

Rwanda
First segment: A look at what has happened since the war between members of Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups in the Central African republic of Rwanda. Despite its many problems people are beginning to rebuild their lives as evidenced by a visit to a wedding ceremony. Second segment: An interview with Kenneth Roth, Exec. Director of Human Rights Watch, on the impact war crimes tribunals have had in Rwanda and around the world. First segment: A look at what has happened since the war between members of Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups in the Central African republic of Rwanda. Despite its many problems people are beginning to rebuild their lives as evidenced by a visit to a wedding ceremony. Second segment: An interview with Kenneth Roth, Exec. Director of Human Rights Watch, on the impact war crimes tribunals have had in Rwanda and around the world. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast May 2, 1995. Video/C 6721

Safe Haven? Parts 1 & 2
In Srebrenica, Bosnia, designated a "safe haven," by the United Nations, the Serbian forces massacred Bosnian Moslems after they captured the city in July, 1995. First segment: Examines the fall of Srebrenica and investigates whether U.N. officials were complicit in the slaughter and displacement of thousands of innocent civilians. Includes excerpts from the film "Safe haven: the United Nations and th betrayal of Srebrenica," directed by Ilan Ziv. Second segment: Continues the investigation of the betrayal of civilians in Srebrenica through interviews with former State Dept. Ambassador at Large, Robert Gallucci, and journalist, Roy Gutman. Broadcast June 5 and June 13, 1996. 54 min. Video/C 6735

Sarajevo Diary
Contents: [Pt 1]. Sarajevo diaries -- [Pt. 2] Prague skinheads -- Segment one gives excerpts from videos by SAGA, a Sarajevo-based group of filmmakers, from inside the besieged Bosnian capital. The second segment examines ethnic hatred and extreme nationalism in the Czech Republic where neo-Nazi ideas are winning adherents among the young. The final segment reports on the Eyes of the Earth Project which distributes cameras to human rights activists for the documentation of human rights abuses. Broadcast September 8, 1993. Video/C 6694

Sarajevo: Ground Zero, Parts 1 & 2
Part one highlights films produced by SAGA (Sarajevo Group of Artists) which offer a chilling look at the everyday life of a city under siege. Includes interviews of the filmmakers, soldiers and civilians. Part two continues SAGA's films of daily life in Sarajevo and includes commentary by New York Times correspondent John Burns and American writer Susan Sontag who is staging Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in Sarajevo. Broadcast November 3 and November 10, 1993. Video/C 6702

Snakeheads: Chinese "People Smugglers"
Journalists Jon Alpert and Ying Chan travel to China's Fujian province where they interview smugglers or "snakeheads," whom Chinese pay to sneak them into the United States. Once in the U.S. these illegal immigrants face long stays in INS detention centers, an inability to find work except in sweatshops, illegally low pay and horrid living conditions. Concludes with an interview with refugee expert, Arthur Helton and Ying Chan about the issue. Broadcast April 17, 1996. Video/C 6729

South Africa
This episode examines human rights abuses in South Africa after the rise of the African National Congress. It includes scenes from a reunion of former political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, at Robin Island and an interview with Mandela's daughter, Makaziwe, advisor on Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity at the University of Witswatersrand. The segment includes excerpt from "Countdown to freedom: ten days that changed South Africa." Broadcast April 19, 1995. Video/C 6719

South African Elections
Contents: [Pt. 1] The Goldstone report -- [Pt. 2.] Mama Awethu. First segment: A report on politically inspired violence threatening the transition to a multi-racial democracy in South Africa. Includes an interview with Judge Richard Goldstone, the head of the judicial commission which revealed a conspiracy at senior levels of South Africa's security forces to sabotage the transition to majority rule. Second segment: Looks at the challege of providing economic and social rights for black Africans in South Africa through excerpts from the film "Mama Awethu," followed by an interview with the director, Bethany Yarrow. Broadcast April 16, 1994. Video/C 6705

Tajikistan
First segment: Report from the former Soviet Republic of Tajikistan, where the civil war has led to many deaths, summary executions, disappearances and ethnic strife. Second segment: Profiles Fr. Richardo Rezende and his work defending poor, landless peasants in the Brazilian Amazon. Third segment: Chronicles the global effort to define peacemaking and to examine the interplay of conflict resolution and human rights through an interview with professional mediator Adam Curle. Fourth segment takes a look at forced labor in Burma. The final segment presents excerpts from the film "Chelyabinsk: the most contaminated spot on the planet," with an interview with Slawomir Grunberg on the relationship between human rights and the environment. Broadcast July 2, 1994. Video/C 6715

Thailand
First segment: From Bangkok, an examination of Thailand's burgeoning, multi-billion dollar, sex industry and the sexual trafficking of minors. Second segment: Through excerpts from the film "Cuba va," shows the diversity of opinions held by Cuban youths about the Revolution. Third segment: Profiles the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu, who fights for the rights of indigenous people in Guatemala and around the world. Fourth segment: A look at the impact of American rap and rock n' roll music on the Cuban music scene. Broadcast June 25, 1994. Video/C 6742

Tolerance
First segment: With hate crimes at a record level, racism and community conflict escalating and the passage of Proposition 187, the first program examines attempts by individuals in Los Angeles to promote tolerance. Second segment: An interview with controversial author and philosopher Cornel West. Third segment: Profile of children's conflict resolution educator Darryl Williams, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet during Boston's 1979 busing crisis.Broadcast March 21, 1995. Video/C 6716

Torture Rehabilitation, Land Mines, New Technologies.
First segment: Reports on efforts to rehabilitate victims of torture by the Centers for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis and Toronto. Second segment: Using excerpts from the film "Are we the enemy?" a report on how an estimatted 8-10 million active land mines are affecting the lives of Cambodians who, because of these mines, have the highest number of handicapped people per capita in the world. Third segment: A report on how human rights groups like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Peacenet/IGC are using computers, CD-ROM's and the Internet to link up worldwide. Broadcast June 30, 1995. Video/C 6728

Truth or Consequences: El Salvador
The first segment of a new television series termed "human rights television." This inaugural program explains the methods and goals of the series designed to examine human rights abuses around the globe, with particular emphasis on videotaping of "video diaries" by common citizens in those countries. After a sampling of conflicts around the globe this issue examines human rights abuses in El Salvador. Broadcast April 4, 1993. Video/C 6686

United Nations
First segment: Examination of the status of the United Nation's human rights mandate in light of its peacekeeping operations in Bosnia, Somalia and El Salvador. Interview with Kofi Annan, of the UN and others in respect to the UN's performance on human rights issues. Second segment: Interview with Anna Deavere Smith, writer, performer and social commentator on her view of the state of race relations in the United States. Concludes with a brief look at human rights films by the Black Audio Film Collective of London, which concerns itself with Black and Afro-Caribbean experiences in the United Kingdom. Broadcast April 23, 1994. Video/C 6707

Vienna (1993 Vienna Conference on Human Rights)
At the conclusion of the conference, this is a review of issues and people that took center stage at the first World Human Rights Conference in Vienna. Includes interviews with UN officials, government delegates, NGO representatives and activists and John Shattuck, U.S. Asst. Sec. of State for Human Rights. Broadcast June 23, 1993. Video/C 6697

War Crimes (When Will War Crimes Be Punished?)
Contents: [Pt 1]. On trial: war crimes accountability -- [Pt. 2] Nenad Bach: can we go higher? The first segment examines the establishment of the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal created to punish human rights abusers and how the Tribunal plans to deal with atrocities committed in the former Yugoslavia. Includes interviews with members of Human Rights Watch, a human rights group, that supports rape victims in Bosnia. The second segment presents a musical piece by Croatian musician and human rights advocate, Nenad Bach. Broadcast April 21, 1993. Video/C 6688

War Crimes Tribunal
At the conclusion of the conference, this is a review of First segment: The UN voted to convene a war crimes tribunal to examine crimes against humanity in Bosnia/Herzegovina and other former Yugoslav republics. This segment investigates why a year later no investigations are underway. Second segment: Should a country's human rights performance be linked to trade? Examines the issues driving the debate over China's trade status with the U.S. Segment three: An interview with Jim Sheridan, director of the film "In the Name of the Father," which concerns securing humanrights for the Irish in Great Britain.Broadcast April 2, 1994. Video/C 6703

Women
First segment: A look inside the Beijing Women's Conference and at progress made on women's rights globally and within the United States after the conference. Second segment: Feminist Bella Abzug, reflects on the growing empowerment of non-governmental organizations and the strategies that made the outcome of the Beijing Conference so successful. Third segment: Three grassroots organizers from Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and the U.S. discuss their work and how women's issues are linked globally. Includes excerpts from the film "Three women," produced by Prudence Hill. Fourth segment: An interview with Vandana Shiva, an IndianBroadcast May 29, 1996. Video/C 6734

Yellow Wasps: Roots of Ethnic Cleansing, Parts 1 & 2.
Part 1: Extended excerpts from the documentary "Yellow Wasps," directed by Ilan Ziv and produced by Jovan Dulovic and Rory O'Connor, examines ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia through a war crimes trial of a Serbian para-military group called "Yellow Wasps." Journalists and survivors relate their personal experiences. Part II: Examines the discovery of concentration camps in the former Yugoslavia and the response of the international community. Former U.S. Secretary of State, Lawrence Eagleburger, is interviewed on the moral implications of non-intervention. 54 min. Broadcast May 31 and June 7, 1995. Video/C 6734

Human Rights in China(Giant Awakes; 1: Human Rights in China; Shaking the World)
Although China is booming economically with U.S. companies including Motorola and Boeing employing thousands in new factories, these gains have not translated into a Chinese acceptance of Western ideas concerning human rights. This program examines problems associated with China's economic reform through visits with a radio disc jockey and newspaper editors who are critical of the government's human rights record and interviews with American and Chinese businessmen and politicians. 1998. 49 min. Video/C 5791

Human Rights in China: The Search for Common Ground
Should human rights be universal? This documentary explores human rights practices in China and the response of many in the West who believe that these practices are violations of Chinese citizens' rights. Scholars, government officials, and activists do not always agree on the controversial issues within the context of China's culture, history, and economy. Features commentary from Roger Ames, Jack Donnelly, Donald Emmerson, Jia Qingquo, John Kamm, elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosemont, Richard Smith, James Tong, Wang Jiaxiang and Anthony Yu. Written, produced and directed by Raymond W. Olson. c2004. 114 min. DVD 5792

The Hunger Business
Film examines how the international trade of agricultural products effects underdeveloped nations. The U.S., as the world's dominant producer of cereal grains, is an important player in the global trade of food. Grain exports are seen in the U.S. as a good way of eliminating agricultural surpluses but food aid can prevent poor nations from becoming self-sufficient because the government of those nations has no incentive to develop policies to increase food production. c1988. 20 min. Video/C 5938

Hungry for Profit
This documentary, filmed in 8 countries, shows how agribusiness has created large, mechanized plantations out of small, peasant farms which grow profitable export crops despite local food needs. Tells how this situation actually increases the amount of hunger for some residents of Third World countries. 1984. 87 min. Video/C 2928

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In Search of International Justice
Discusses the evolution of the International Criminal Court (ICC) established in 2002, the world's first, permanent, international judicial body capable of prosecuting individuals accused of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. The film travels to Kosovo, northern Uganda, Iraq, Rwanda and Darfur, focusing on offenses that have or could have fallen under the ICC's jurisdiction. The film also discusses the United States' current opposition to the ICC. Contents: International justice: a case study. The indictment and trial of Slobodan Milosevic -- International justice comes of age -- The ICC's first investigation -- The US versus the ICC -- The war in Iraq -- Lessons from Rwanda -- Darfur: the future of the ICC hangs in the balance. Directed, produced and written by Judy Jackson. 2005. 67 min. DVD 9237

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Inside the Global Economy (1994) With Nariman Behravesh. Moderator, Beverly O'Connor. 60 min. each installment

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Trade, An Introduction This program illustrates the forces transforming the global economy, addressing questions such as: Why do nations trade? Who gains or loses from trade? Features IBM's move to Japan and the impact of 1970's Australian mineral exports boom on its domestic car production. Video/C 4853

Protectionism. Examines impediments to trade, covering both tariff and nontarrif barriers. Includes discussions about the driving forces behind protectionism and likely winners and losers. Cases include French agricultural subsidies and conflict in the Uruguay Roundand voluntary export restraints on Japanese cars in tothe U.S. Video/C 4854

Trade Policy. Discusses ways countries try to change their competitive advantage in trade through subsidies and industrial and regulatory policies. Import-competing and export promotion policies are compared: examples include the Airbus and the Chilean wine industry. Video/C 4855

Trade Liberalization and Regional Trade Blocks. This program compares the progress made on multilateral trade liberation into the past World War II period with attempts to form preferential trading arrangements such as GATT and NAFTA. Discusses trends towards increased economic integration and economic interdependence. Video/C 4856

Labor and Capital Mobility. This program looks at the international mobility of capital, labor and technology, including the relationship between trade in goods and services, the mobility factors of production and the pressures that drive and inhibit labor migration. Examples include the Netherland's policy toward guest workers and Mexican immigration to the U.S. and the Maquiladora program. Video/C 4857

Multinational Corporations. This program examines multinational corporations as vehicles for movement of capital and the transfer of technology. Case studies include: direct investment by Swedish corporations in Hungary and a comparison of Smith-Corona and Brother. Video/C 4858

Fixed vs. Floating Exchange Rates. his program looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the fixed and floating exchange rates. Looks at exchange rates as shock absorbers as well as the costs of exchange rate fluctuations. Cases explored: the impact of the U.S. dollar fluctuations in the 1980's; Komatsu vs. Caterpillar; and floating exchange rates and petrodollar recycling in the late1970's. Video/C 4859

Managing Currencies and Policy Coordination. This program discusses government intervention inforeign exchange markets and what motivates governments to manage currencies. The limits to government intervention in foreign exchange markets are explored.

Exchange Rates, Capital Flight, and Hyperinflation. This program discusses the factors that affect exchange rates. The impact of international capital flows, inflation and trade flows is examined. The concept of capital flight is explored through the casestudy of Mexico and the money Center Bank. An other case study looks at the problems of hyper inflation in Argentina. Video/C 4861

Developing Countries. This program discusses how developing nations have been helped or hurt by the rapid growth in trade and factor mobility in the post-World War II period. Describes steps that can be taken to integrate developing countries into the global economy. One case compares development policies in South Korea and SriLanka ; the other looks at the policies of aid vs.trade in Tanzania. Video/C 4862

Economies in Transition. Features the transformation of former Communist countries into market economies and the macro- and micro-economic policies needed to ensure their successful reintegration into the global economy. Cases include: the fate of state industries vs. private entrepreneurs in Russia; and Poland's shock therapy transition to a market economy. Video/C 4863

Environment. This program looks at the international dimension of environmental problems, focusing on transnational pollution, international property rights, and perceived differences between trade and environmental protection. The U.S.-Mexico agreement on dolphin-safe tuna fishing is explored, as is the transnational implications of pollution along the Rhine River border. Video/C 4864

The Evolving World Economy. This program explores the dynamic aspects of comparative advantage, the evolutionary nature of trade competativeness and the importance of human capital. Video/C 4865

The International Monetary Fund: Financial Cure or Catastrophe?
This program highlights the Asian crisis with particular reference to Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, in which the International Monetary Fund's one-size-fits-all policy recommendations and faulty judgment apparently worsened the economies it hoped to assist. Issues such as conflicts of interest, charges of corruption, and political heavy-handedness are prompting the Cato Institute and others to call for an end to the IMF. 1999. 36 min. Video/C 7289

The Invisibles
Inspired by the international humanitarian work of Médicos sin Fronteras (Doctors Without Borders), Javier Bardem worked with the organization to produce a film which highlights five neglected humanitarian crises taken from MSF's yearly "Top Ten" list of underreported humanitarian stories. Each topic is addressed in a separate short film, shot by different directors, creating the five-part film 'Invisibles' Contents: Short films included are Cartas a Nora = Letters to Nora / directed by Isabel Coixet -- Crimenes invisibles = Invisible crimes / directed by Wim Wenders-- Buenas Noches, Ouma = Good night, Ouma / directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa-- Sueno de Bianca = Bianca's dream / directed by Mariano Barroso -- Voz de las piedras = Voice of the stones / directed by Javier Corcuera. 2007. 106 min. DVD X5943

It Takes a Child: Craig Kielburger's Story: A Journey into Child Labour
IIn 1995 when child labor activist Iqbal Masih was killed in Pakistan, that event changed Craig Kielburger's life forever. He went on a seven-week trip to South Asia to find out everything he could about the lives of child laborers. What he learned has turned him into a passionate, articulate, and incredibly effective advocate on their behalf. With a group of his peers Craig has founded "Free the Children," a children's organization that now has 10,000 members in 20 countries. c1998. 56 min. Video/C 8118 63 in Pakistan, that event changed Craig Kielburger's life forever. He went on a seven-week trip to South Asia to find out everything he could about the lives of child laborers. What he learned has turned him into a passionate, articulate, and incredibly effective advocate on their behalf. With a group of his peers Craig has founded "Free the Children," a children's organization that now has 10, 000 members in 20 countries. c1998. 56 min. Video/C 8118

Jacques Derrida
At an Oxford Amnesty Lecture Jacques Derrida and Alan Montefiore discuss deconstruction of the subject and the implications for human rights. Derrida avers that, as deconstruction changes the nature of the subject, so deconstruction of nationalism should lead to a modern nationality incorporating different forms of nationality, such as singularities of tradition and minorities of various sorts. Oxford Amnesty lectures, 1992. 39 min. Video/C 5605

Kilometer 0: WTO Shipwrecks in Cancun.
Looks at the protest against the World Trade Organization meeting held in Cancun, Mexico in September 2003. "The WTO's Cancun is a thin strip ofhotels looking out over the sea with its back to the city and the jungle. It is an illusion of a place outside of history and geography - where there is no poverty, no memory, and no need to change your dollars. This illusion is the big lie of power: a lie that is repeated and enforced in different ways in different places, that sustains and is sustained by massive systemic violence." Big Noise Films, 2003. 58 min. Video/C MM336

The La$t Market
Featuring an interview with C. K. Prahalad, Professor of Corporate Strategy at the University of Michigan, "The Last Market" explains how the world's poor, who collectively have enormous buying power, represent an untapped engine of global economic growth. The film explores the pros and cons of strategies to market to the poor, questioning whether it is truly possible for corporations such as Philips to revamp capitalism so that it works for everyone. Can poverty be fought with profitability? Is this a win-win situation or merely a neocolonial strategy in disguise? Focuses on the Dutch multinational corporation, Philips, and its efforts to develop one of the world's largest emerging markets in India with new products, including an inexpensive woodstove and a battery-charged lamp. A film by Shuchen Tan. c2007. 48 min. DVD X254

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Life.
A series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. 24-27 minutes each segment. c2000.

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Life, Part 1: The Story So Far. Part 1 examines whether the globalized economy is now running out of control, or whether ordinary people can still hope to share in its wealth. Although most people today are better fed, clothed and educated than ever before, there are also millions more now living in absolute poverty. Video/C 7761

Life, Part 2: Geraldo Off-Line. Geraldo da Sousa worked his way out of a shanty-town in Brazil into a job in a Ford car factory. Then he was told he no longer had a job because of the financial meltdown in faraway South East Asia. Was that just an excuse or the harsh reality of the new globalized economy? In this film, with the help of investigative journalist Jon Alpert, Geraldo sets out to find out. Video/C 7762

Life, Part 3: From Docklands to Dhaka. Physician Sam Everington serves the poor in London where 40% of his patients are from Bangladesh. Believing that community health involves not only treating illness, but working with local people on jobs, housing and education, Dr. Everington travels to Bangladesh to test his theories in an effort to improve community health. Video/C 7763

Life, Part 4: An Act of Faith: The Phelophepa Health Train. A group of health professionals spends nine months or each year touring the poorest and most remote areas of South Africa by rail. With a full contingent of volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists and health educators on board, the "good clean health train" delivers quality health care to deprived rural communities. Video/C 7764

Life, Part 5: The Philadelphia Story. This film profiles the case of Cheri Honkala, executive director of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union of Philadelphia, one of the U.S. workers left behind by the globalized economy who tells the story of what's happened in her hometown. Includes commentary by academicians and noted authorities examining how the globalized economy affects American jobs. Video/C 7765

Life, Part 6: The Boxer. This film follows Luis Rodriguez, who lives in a remote peasant village in southern Mexico, who hopes to become a boxing champion in the United States. This film follows him as he travels north to the US-Mexican border, joining other migrants determined to outwit the U.S. border guards. Eventually he succeeds in crossing the border and finds work as an illegal alien. Video/C 7766

Life, Part 7: The Seattle Syndrome. Many people in the Third World feel they are being penalized when they face drastic import controls for turning their raw materials into manufactured goods. Now they're also running up against the Seattle Syndrome -- an alliance of liberals and protectionists who want more restrictions on trade to fight poor wages and exploitative working conditions. But is this a justifiable way of fighting globalization -- or a kind of colonialism in disguise? The film also examines the garment industry of the Philippines as an example. Video/C 7767

Life, Part 8: The Right to Choose. Nibret is eleven -- and they're marrying her off to a man she's never met. Forced marriage isn't unusual in northern Ethiopia -- it helps to cement ties between families and establish land rights. This program reports on the dissonant voices arguing for change in Ethiopia -- and calls for reproductive health care and primary education for women and looks at widespread discrimination and violence against women. Video/C 7768

Life, Part 9: At the End of a Gun: Women and War. Druki's family fell victim to the bloody civil war between the Tamil Tigers and Sri Lankan government forces that has been tearing the island of Sri Lanka apart for the last 17 years. This program reports from Sri Lanka on the suffering of thousands of women -- widowed, displaced, detained, separated from husbands, children and other loved ones -- as a result of the war. Video/C 7769

Life, Part 10: The Summit. The 1995 Copenhagen Social Summit promised action on poverty, employment and social integration -- pledging governments to deliver greater social justice to the world's six billion inhabitants. But in the five years since Copenhagen, the gap between the rich and the poor actually widened, while development assistance from the industrialized donor countries went into sharp decline. In June 2000 heads of state held a special session of the UN General Assembly to review progress on the Social Summit. Video/C 7770

Life, Part 11: All Different, All Equal. Looks at progress in achieving greater equality for women -- five years after the Beijing Conference on Women where government delegations pledged themselves to tackle increasing violence against women. Examines gains in women's rights globally with visits to Northern Ireland, Nigeria, Fiji, New Zealand, Brazil and other nations focusing on crimes against women and achievements by women towards equality. Video/C 7771

Life, Part 12: India Inhales. Every day in India, another 55,000 children start smoking. This film explores the cynicism of the major global tobacco companies' campaigns in India with particular reference to the largest firm in India, ITC Limited. It also looks at the work of activists who have pledged to try to stop them -- and to halt the soaring increase in cancer cases in India that result from smoking. Video/C 7772

Life, Part 13: The Silver Age. Advances in healthcare mean that more people are living longer with over 560 million age 60 and over in the world today. In parts of Europe, North America, and Japan, the proportion of older people is rising faster than any other group. The result, often, is a growing population of old people with too few young people to take care of them. This program explores the implications in three different countries: India, Japan and Tunisia. Video/C 7773

Life, Part 14: The Cost of Living. This program examines why AIDS drugs are unaffordable in developing countries, using as examples Thailand and South Africa, two countries who have applied to use compulsory licenses and parallel importing -- practices agreed under World Trade Organization guidelines -- to make their own generic versions of anti-retroviral drugs to halt the AIDS epidemic in their countries. It also asks why anti-retroviral drugs still aren't included in the WTO's essential drugs lists. Video/C 7774

Life, Part 15: The Posse. This episode is the story of a group of friends who call themselves "The Posse" who live in Sao Paulo, in one of Brazil's urban slums. The Posse is centered around a rap group whose songs explain the inequalities of life in Brazil today. Its members include schoolkids, the unemployed, social activists and university students. Video/C 7775

Life, Part 16: Credit Where Credit is Due. This segment examines the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee that provides micro-credit to rural women in Bangladesh who live on the edge of poverty. It recounts how taking out a loan revolutionized the lives of village women -- not only increasing their incomes but also helping to improve their, and their children's, health. Video/C 7776

Life, Part 17: Regopstaan's Dream. Twenty-five years ago, the Bushmen were evicted from the Kalahari by the apartheid government who claimed they were too westernized to cohabit with the wild animals in the National Park. This film which follows the story of Bushmen fighting to live on ancestral lands within the park, includes interviews with Bushmen, park employees, farmers and government officials each providing their own perspectives. Video/C 7777

Life, Part 18: Untouchable? This segment examines the lives of dalits in a small village in southern India. Identified as outcasts or 'untouchables' whole families of dalit people exist in India effectively as bonded or slave laborers. There are an estimated 100 million child laborers in India. Human rights organizations are now taking up the dalits' cause and calling for the end of a system of discrimination as heinous as the former apartheid system in South Africa. Video/C 7778

Life, Part 19: Because They're Worth It. Out of a total Chinese population of 1.3 billion, there are 42 million Chinese who are poor. This film looks at programs which are helping impoverished Chinese break out of the cycle of poverty and ignorance -- by providing them with micro-credit, basic health information, education and hope. Video/C 7779

Life, Part 20: For a Few Pennies More. Across the world there are two billion people at risk from iodine deficiency. Apart from the classic symptoms of goiters and cretinism, it also leads to still births, underweight babies and lowered IQ. This film examines the health problems resulting from iodine deficiency in Indonesia and steps taken to solve the problem. Video/C 7780

Life, Part 21: In the Name of Honour. This program explores how oppression of the minority Kurds in the disputed enclave of Northern Iraq has unleashed a chain of violence and crimes often directed at Kurdish women and how Kurdish women are fighting back for their own protection and working for human rights in Iraq. Video/C 7781

Life, Part 22: God Among the Children. The Boston Ten Point Coalition is an ecumenical group working to mobilize the community around issues affecting black and Latino youth -- especially those at risk from violence and drug abuse. The coalition's goals are to make the local churches more effective in the work of rebuilding the community by getting out into the streets to work with the city's growing numbers of alienated young people. Video/C 778

Life, Part 23: Without Rights. In 1967 the Israelis occupied the West Bank of Jordan and the Gaza Strip. This program explores the plight of the 1.3 million Palestinian Arab refugees now living under Israeli control who are being denied many human rights guaranteed to all people under international laws. Video/C 7783

Life, Part 24: Lost Generations. Maternal poverty and malnutrition have increased dramatically in India since the early '90's. Low birth weight babies from malnourished mothers grow up to become malnourished themselves and in turn give birth to more low birth weight babies. This film explores what can be done to break the cycle of poverty and ill-health that condemns whole populations to sub-standard lives. Video/C 7784

Life, Part 25: Educating Lucia. Focuses on the story of three African sisters who want to graduate to secondary school but are more likely to receive no formal education, working as seasonal laborers on one of Zimbabwe's large tobacco farms. They're being raised by their grandmother who can only afford school fees for one girl. In African countries such as Zimbabwe, Uganda and Benin the odds are dramatically against girls getting an education. Video/C 7785

Life, Part 26: A-OK? In underdeveloped countries children with Vitamin A deficiency run the risk of dying from common childhood illnesses. The cost of ensuring all children receive enough Vitamin A is small, but improves children's chances of survival by 25%. This episode looks at Vitamin A distribution programs in Ghana, Uganda, India and Guatemala. Video/C 7786

Life, Part 27: Bolivian Blues. In Bolivia, 10% of children are undernourished and average school attendance is less than 7 years. Entrenched vested interests hamper foreign investments and its landlocked geography limits access to export markets. But there are signs of change. This program explores the success of a new initiative "Dialogo 2000: si se puede" designed to coordinate the work of donor agencies and focus outside aid on achieving real poverty reduction. Video/C 7787

Life, Part 28: The Outsiders. This segment explores the social and economic upheavals in the Ukrainian society since the fall of Communism with particular emphasis on the moral and economic dilemmas that face adolescents in the Ukraine today. Video/C 7788

Life, Part 29: The Debt Police. Uganda has recently benefited from a debt relief initiative, but in a country where corruption is rife, is this relief really going to reach the poor? This program travels in rural Uganda with the Uganda Debt Network, an NGO working to ensure that this aid does reach the poor and improves their lives, and reports on the thriving anti-corruption movement that has sprung up, with popular theater and campaigning schoolchildren. Video/C 7789

Life, Part 30: Life: The Ongoing Story. The final program in a 30 part series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. This segment revisits some of the stories covered in earlier episodes and questions just how strong the international community's commitment is to linking social development with economic development and human rights. Video/C 7790

Life, Part 31: The Road from Rio. This segment questions the relevance and success of the World Summit on Sustainable Development which opened in August 2002 in Johannesburg. As world leaders prepared for the meeting, hard questions were raised -- when governments had failed to deliver on so many of the promises they made in Rio -- why should the world believe they'd be any more responsive at the second summit? Video/C 9840

Life, Part 32: Danger: Children at Work. This segment looks at the production of fireworks by poor families and their children in Guatemala. Since the land is poor, many have turned from agriculture to producing fireworks at home. The practice has become the major source of income for 80% of local people, with no safety controls and frequent accidents. Video/C 9841

Life, Part 33: The Trade Trap. This segment looks at the struggles by Ghanaian farmers to get a foothold in the international market. The film follows Austustine Adongo, chief executive of the Federation of Associations of Ghanaian Exporters, as he visits farmers and business owners across his country, exploring both sides of the globalization issue along the way. Video/C 9842

Life, Part 34: Kosovo: Rebuilding the Dream. During the civil war in Kosovo, all records of Albanian property and land ownership were destroyed allowing Serb families to occupy homes owned by Albanians. In 1999, following the NATO bombing of Kosovo and the return of Albanian refugees, Albanians quickly appropriated Serb homes and property. This segment assesses the success of UN efforts to restore these properties to their rightful owners. Video/C 9843

Life, Part 35:The Perfect Famine. In Malawi bad weather, poor governance and profiteering have combined to create famine. This segment looks at the causes of, and solutions to this famine. Although many have thought foreign aid would lift the world's poor out of poverty, there is now a growing consensus that the policies of poor countries and ineffectual bureaucracies can be major obstacles to sustainable development. Video/C 9844

Life, Part 36: It Takes a Village. In 1991 a cyclone struck Bangladesh. What was needed was a real experiment in community participation, one in which the villagers could decide what kind of health services were necessary and then take it upon themselves to facilitate those services. This segment looks at the construction of an experimental community health care center in Chakaria. Video/C 9845

Life, Part 37: Seeing is Believing. Health experts have long known that a lack of Vitamin A can lead to serious diseases during childhood, as well as increasing the risk of child and maternal mortality. This segment looks at the country of Zambia as it begins a nationwide program to deliver Vitamin A to its population through sugar fortification as just one part of a multi-pronged strategy. Video/C 9846

Life, Part 38: Cheated of Childhood. The city of St. Petersburg, Russia has become home to a generation of street children who survive by begging, informal child labor or prostitution. This segment looks at the work of the International Labor Organization, whose efforts to rescue and rehabilitate these street children is an wholly new phenomenon in Russia. Video/C 9847

Life, Part 39: Patents and Patients. In India the drug company Cipla produces generic copies of anti-retroviral drugs whose patents officially belong to pharmaceutical giants like Bristol Myers Squibb. But without a proper health infrastructure to ensure that the drugs are properly administered to patients, India faces the risk of a drug-resistant HIV explosion. Video/C 9848

Life, Part 40: The Doctor's Story. Nepal has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. This episode explores the plight of Nepal's local health services, and links the situation to the prohibition by the U.S. government against funding any non-governmental organization that supports abortion. Video/C 9849

Life, Part 41: Sowing Seeds of Hunger. This segment looks at the AIDS epidemic in Zambia and other sub-Saharan African nations which has crippled the agricultural community, forcing children to undertake the responsibilities of farming. Video/C 9850

Life, Part 42: Up in Smoke This segment looks at the country of Malawi in Southern African where tobacco is the major export crop, responsible for 70% of all export earnings. But dependence on tobacco crops and manipulation by the tobacco industry has stunted the economy of Malawi, and despite the diminished returns from tobacco growing, the government has increased the land under cultivation. Video/C 9851

Life 4.
A 27-part series about global efforts to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals. Originally broadcast on the BBC television program Lifeonline in 2004.

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The Millennium Goals Dream or Reality? At the turn of the new millennium, the world looked forward to an end to absolute poverty, avoidable disease, oppression of women, and children without education. The United Nations embodied these hopes in a series of eight targets --- the Millennium Development Goals. This program explores the scope of the UN's Millennium Development Goals, and the obstacles to their achievement intercut with sequences from China, Bangladesh, Jamaica, India, Sri Lanka, Zambia and Ethiopia. Directed by Steve Bradshaw. 27 min. DVD 3952

The Real Leap Forward: Scaling Up Poverty Reduction in China China is fast becoming one of the world's industrial powerhouses. But hundreds of millions of Chinese still live in poverty, far from the coastal regions generating the new wealth. As elsewhere in the world, the gap between the rich and the poor is growing. The Chinese government is trying to address the problem -- through targeted poverty reduction programs. This program reports on China's efforts to spread the new social benefits beyond the city limits-- and asks how well they're succeeding. Produced & directed by John D. Liu. 30 min. DVD 3953

Listen to the Kids! One in five of the world's population is aged between 12 and 18. In developing countries, where the percentage is much higher, children and young people often carry a huge burden of responsibility yet rarely are their views taken into account. This program reports on a UNICEF initiative to involve children in decisions that affect their own futures, their families and communities. From post-conflict Sri Lanka to the back-streets of New Delhi children are campaigning to be heard: street children forming the Children's Council in New Delhi, a teenage photographer campaigning for girls to be able to stay in school in Bangladesh, a sixteen year-old fighting discrimination against HIV/AIDS sufferers in Nepal. Directed and produced by Di Tatham. 25 min. DVD 3954

Helping Ourselves! This program looks at two projects that are helping Indian communities move out of poverty - in line with the Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015 - that have succeeded in giving previously powerless people some control over their lives. In Karnataka, the IT revolution has allowed farmers to access land deeds vital to obtaining credit with which they can sow next year's harvest. In Andhra Pradesh, women's self-help groups have enabled rural women to change aspects of their lives, and given them a voice in local government. Director, Ashley Bruce. 25 min. DVD 3955

Reaching Out to the Grassroots This program looks at two very different approaches to improving the lives of poor people -- one through education, as in the Shilmundi Project in Bangladesh, the other through what's known as "community-driven development" in Indonesia. This program asks whether projects like these can be replicated in other countries trying to meet the targets of the Millennium Development goal of halving the number of people living in poverty by 2015. Director, Ashley Bruce. 26 min. DVD 3956

Staying Alive! Poverty combined with lack of education and health services affect maternal mortality rates in Bangladesh, where 50 women die during pregnancy or in childbirth every day. In the Millennium development goals, 189 countries have made committments to reduce maternal mortality by 75% by 2015. Will Bangladesh be able to deliver on its promises? Directed & produced by Subina Shrestha, Alex Gabbay. 23 min. DVD 3957

When the Cows Come Home. This film explores the 'Jamaica Hope,' the island's very own dairy cow, bred specially to withstand the tropical heat. But despite the success of the breed and unprecedented consumer demand for milk, the dairy industry is facing a crisis, since the Jamaica Hope is under threat from subsidized European dairy farmers. Looks at how Europe's agricultural policies square with its commitment to the Millennium development goal. Filmed and directed by Joost de Haas. 23 min. DVD 3958

The Coffee-go-round.Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world -- a major cash crop for many poor, developing countries trying to trade their way out of poverty. Coffee experts say demand is increasing world-wide, yet many of the world's coffee growers say they are in the middle of a crisis. This documentary visits Ethiopia, the cradle of coffee, and speaks to players in the international coffee trade to find out how individual coffee growers can survive the boom and bust of the global coffee market. Produced and directed by Joost de Haas. 26 min. DVD 3959

Aiming High. In 1986 Uganda was bankrupt. Six years of civil war had followed the ousting of former President Idi Amin and its social and state institutions were near collapse. But today Uganda's economy is widely seen as a success story and over the last ten years the number of Ugandans living in absolute poverty has been cut by half. This film looks at how Uganda has achieved this remarkable turnaround and questions whether the country could now be on course to meet the Millennium development goals by 2015. Directed by Ashley Bruce. 26 min. DVD 3960

Whose Agenda is it Anyway?To fulfill the Millennium Development goals, many poor countries are now implementing Poverty Reduction Strategy Programs (PRSPs). But in Malawi, PRSPs are viewed by many as merely a new version of old World Bank policies, with decisions ultimately made in Washington, rather than by the country's own citizens. This report investigates the PRSP process and its effectiveness in Malawi with interviews with citizens in rural communities, government officials, civil society campaigners, World Bank economists and critics of World Bank policies. Directed by Chris Walker. 23 min. DVD 3961

Geraldo's Brazil. This film revisits Geraldo Da Souza, a worker at Ford in Sao Paolo, Brazil. In 1999, he was among 2000 workers laid off from his factory during the "international financial crisis." Life filmed him then in "Geraldo-off line," trying to work out the connection between the financial crises in Asia, Russia and Brazil and attempting to understand the personal impact of globalization. This film looks at the effects of globalization over the past five years in Brazil through Geraldo's eyes, examining how institutions like the IMF and the World Bank have been dealing with a government which had in mind not to pay its external debt. Directed by Patrice Barrat. 27 min. DVD 3962

Yemeni Futures. In Yemen 42% of the population live in poverty. Only a quarter of the people live in cities and outside the urban areas population density is low, making it difficult to provide health care, education and basic infrastructure. This program looks at what is being done to address the fundamental needs of the Yemeni people, and whether anything has been achieved since the 1990 unification to raise the quality of their lives. Directed by Ashley Bruce. 26 min. DVD 3963

Crisis Control. Two contrasting countries whose populations are affected by HIV/AIDS are examined, as are the roots of the problem and what is being done to alleviate it in each case. Ukraine has the fastest growing HIV epidemic in Europe, with most people infected through injecting drugs. Aid organizations and the government are working to encourage needle exchanges, peer education and self-help groups. In Zambia 1 in 5 of the population are infected. The film accompanies workers as they visit remote rural areas as well as the capital Lusaka and explores what is being done to stem the spread of AIDS and to treat those with the disease. Directed by Emily Marlow. 26 min. DVD 3964

Educating Yaprak. Turkey is a country with a large, young population, but literacy rates have traditionally lagged behind neighboring countries. Turkey has identified education as key to reducing poverty, so the state has embarked on an ambitious campaign, targeting those most deprived of education -- young teenage girls -- especially from poor rural areas. Directed by Di Tatham. 26 min. DVD 3965

Brazil's Land Revolution. In Brazil, almost half of the agricultural land is owned by just one percent of the population. The government estimates that land reform would benefit some 4.5 million families -- both agricultural workers and city slum-dwellers. Political opposition has so far prevented meaningful progress. Now Brazil's president has announced plans to resettle more than 100,000 landless families this year and promises additional agrarian reform over the next two years. This film visits the Northeastern state of Bahia to report on an initiative, which encourges the landless to join together to buy up land, with low-interest government loans. Directed by Christopher Walker. 23 min. DVD 3966

How Green is My Valley? The valleys of South Wales once produced much of the coal and steel which powered industrial development in Britain and worldwide. Today those industries are gone but their legacy is a polluted pocket of poverty in Caerphilly County; where the highest rates for chronic emphysema, cancer, heart disease, asthma, poor housing and sanitation, low birth weight and accidental death combine to create the highest mortality rates in Western Europe. There are schemes to regenerate the entire area but are these really working and what more can be done to lift this community out of its depression? Directed by Rob Sullivan. 26 min. DVD 3967

Warming up in Mongolia. Today the Mongolian government is working with international development agencies in an attempt to ensure a sustainable transition for its nation into the modern world. This film looks at how Mongolia is powering itself. All electricity produced in Mongolia comes from fossil fuels. What can be done to repair environmental damage and introduce sustainable alternatives? The film also looks at the long-term environmental implications of exhausting Mongolia's natural resources and asks, what clean technological solutions are there to Mongolia's problems?. Directed by John D. Liu. 25 min. DVD 3968

This Hard Ground: Remembering the Displaced.In Sri Lanka, a civil war has been raging for the last twenty years. During the course of the war, 800,000 people were forced to leave their homes and all their possessions. Even though they were displaced within their own country, they have lost everything: their livelihoods, their community and often their families. In this program we talk to the Sri Lankan army, the government and NGOs and ask what are the prospects for long-term political settlement and lasting peace? Directed by Emily Marlow. 27 min. DVD 3969

Blue Danube? The Danube, the world's most international river connecting 18 countries, is at the heart of a very modern dilemma -- how to create prosperity through trade and development without destroying the environment? This program examines the consequences when more than one country shares what a river has to offer, investigating how the Danube has become a new battleground in the conflict between the European Union's transport and agriculture lobbies, and environmentalists fighting to preserve the river's unique ecology. Directed by Ron Orders. 27 min. DVD 3970

Between War and Peace. Commencing in the late 1980's over half of the population of Liberia fled their homes in terror during a long and bloody civil war. After 14 years of anarchy, the international community has arrived in force in an attempt to stabilize the country. Many see this as Liberia's last chance. This program reports on Liberia's attempts to find a way of engaging the combatants (many of them children) in rebuilding their country -- to sustain the peace. 23 min. DVD 3971

Balancing Acts.This program explores the international movement for women's rights. In Pakistan, seventeen-year-old Hina is challenging tradition to complete her education. In Afghanistan, returning refugees like Maa Gul want the government to honor their right to shelter. In Kenya, Rose, who is HIV positive, is championing rights to independence for widows. And in Nigeria, market trader Tematayo is demanding the government acknowledge her worth as a successful businesswoman. Directed by Beena Sarwar, et al. 23 min. DVD 3972

Holding Our Ground. Focuses on one of the most contested of the agreements hammered out at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994 - reproductive rights. The programme features reports from: The Philippines, a country with an average of over five children per family, and now at the epicentre of the battle over efforts to restrict access to family planning; Latvia, one of the new members of the EU, where taboos surrounding the subject of sex still hamper efforts to provide information for adolescents; Japan, where the falling birthrate is focusing attention again on the problems of childcare for working women; and India, where - despite laws designed to protect the girl child - the practice of selective abortion of female fetuses appears to be growing. Directed by Di Tatham. 23 min. DVD 3973

Return to Srebrenica. In July 1995 the Muslim town of Srebrenica, Bosnia became the site of the worst massacre in Europe since WWII. After a 3-year siege, Serb armed forces entered the town and massacred 8000 civilians while another 35,000 were driven into other parts of Bosnia. Now international aid is allowing the town to begin to build a new future. This story unfolds through interviews with returning refugees, those who cannot face going back, with the International Commission for Missing People, with EU Ambassador Michael Humphries, and with Lord Paddy Ashdown, internationally appointed administrator of Bosnia. Directed by Nick Davidson. 27 min. DVD 3974

In the Wake of War.Thousands of refugees from Burundi are returning to their homeland convinced that the bitter civil war may be coming to an end. Using traditional mediation systems and peacemakers Burundi is introducing innovative peace and reconciliation projects. The aim is to start a grass roots movement to bring a lasting peace to Burundi and its long-suffering citizens. This program examines the future for Burundi, for power sharing and for a rapprochement between warring factions. Directed by James Heer. 24 min. DVD 3975

Returning Dreams. Fourteen-year old Jemoh has been living in a refugee camp in Sierra Leone for three years. This program follows her on her return journey home to Liberia, and the mixed picture she finds there. Jemoh is just one of millions of children caught up in the world's conflicts. Some are forced to fight and kill; others are used as slaves and "wives." Those that do survive are left brutalized and traumatized. How, this program asks, can these children be rehabilitated who have gone through such experiences? Directed by Emily Marlow. 23 min. DVD 3976

The Hospice. This film explores the work of a hospice in Zambia, a country on the front line in the world fight against HIV/AIDS. In Zambia, where one in five of the population are HIV-positive (most under 40 years old), all of the eleven million population has been touched by HIV/AIDS in some way. The Mother of Mercy Hospice on the edge of the capital, Lusaka, was the first of its kind in Zambia. It has just 22 beds and was founded by an inspiring woman of extraordinary courage, a Polish nun called Sister Leonia. The film follows the work of the staff and volunteers both at the hospice and in the local villages and communities. The courage of patients, the resilience and despair of the staff and the dignity of how they all deal with the almost daily ritual of death makes this film an extraordinary account of the human face of AIDS in modern Africa. Directed by Kasper Blagaard. 23 min. DVD 3977

Slum Futures. Visits the slums of Bombay, now known as Mumbai. Mumbai is India's financial capital, but the city has massive, sprawling slums, which rank among the biggest in the world. This film examines the reality of living in the slums and the various projects attempting to rehabilitate Mumbai's slums. Globally one in six people now live in slums. If no attempts are made to address the problem, at the current rate of growth UN-Habitat predicts that by 2030, one in every three people in the world could be living in a slum. Directed by Alex Gabbay, Subina Shrestha. 23 min. DVD 3978

Life 5.
Life is an ongoing award-winning series in 13 parts looking at how globalization is affecting ordinary people across the planet. As the 2015 target for achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals approaches, LIFE 5 investigates the impact of globalization as developing nations respond to economic stress and attempt to create just futures. 2005.

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Roma Rights. The Roma have an exotic image: musicians, actors, artists, and sometimes beggars. Europeans called them 'Gypsies' because they thought they came from Egypt. But Romani people have lived in Europe for over a thousand years, and they originally came from India, not Egypt. Roma communities in Europe have been subjected to centuries of persecution and racism. They are one of the most excluded groups in the world. They are denied the chance to work, proper housing, healthcare and their children refused a decent education. A new initiative - the Decade of Roma Inclusion - was launched in 2005 in a concerted attempt to help break the desperate cycle of poverty in which so many Roma live. Producer, Di Tatham. 23 min. DVD 8385

School's Out! Explores the issue of private versus public schools in Makoko, a shantytown in Lagos, Nigeria. Average income in Makoko is about fifty dollars a month. The people of Makoko appear to have a choice: Children can go to the free state school, or they can pay at one of a growing number of small, private schools that have opened there. Research into how and why these private schools have emerged in such unlikely circumstances has been organized by a team from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Their research reveals that in communities like Makoko, parents are voting with their feet. They think the state system has failed, and a new and interesting grass roots movement in education seems to be the result. Produced and directed by Dick Bower. 23 min. DVD 8386

Srebrenica: Looking for Justice Examines the massacre at Srebrenica on its 10th anniversary and the attempts to bring those responsible to justice. Forensic scientists are still uncovering the truth about what really happened at Srebrenica. The perpetrators of the massacre went to enormous lengths to hide the evidence; former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and his military subordinate General Ratko Mladic - both indicted for war crimes - have evaded capture for ten years. But there is now a bigger political process at work as all sides try to move towards a better and more secure future for the Balkans. One reason for this new determination is the prospect of the Balkan States joining the EU. Narrator/director, Amanda Feldon. 2005. 23 min. DVD 8387

Killing Poverty Examines the economic conditions in Kenya under President Kibaki, who promised to end the corruption endemic from the previous regime. But ministers in the present government admit that corruption hasn't been entirely wiped out. HIV/AIDS has made matters much worse. International donors are giving over 200 million dollars for AIDS programs every year, but many Kenyans believe that these vital funds are not getting through. The price of the government's apparent unwillingness to tackle corrupt officials has been that donor funding for Kenya is scaled back. And yet at the same time Kenya's government is calling for debt relief on its $600 million annual debt repayments. Filmed & directed by Rob Sullivan. 27 min. DVD 8388

The Great Health Service Swindle Explores why Ghanaian nurses have been leaving their country to work abroad, and what this "brain drain" means for the Ghanaian health care system. One widely quoted source says almost two thousand nurses left the country between 1995 and 2002. The exodus is set to continue as nurses opt to leave a crumbling health system to earn more abroad. In the UK, some nurses can earn more in a day than they could in a month back home. Spending on health in Ghana has gone up but its value has declined because of inflation. While most of that money goes to wages, patients have to pay because the health service operates on a "user pays" principle, the so-called "cash and carry" system. The stresses of this system is one reason health workers leave. Filmed & directed by Kim Hopkins. 26 min. DVD 8389

The Donor Circus Looks at the economic situation in Zambia and how foreign aid is being utilized by the Zambian government and non-governmental organizations. Over 40% of the Zambian government's budget comes from foreign donors. In 2003 that was $560 million. While the EU prefers to channel most of its aid through the government, the US and the Japanese still fund individual projects, such as the building of a new school which is being completed by a Japanese contractor. There are many individual NGOs in Zambia involved in local projects, independent from government and funded directly by international donors. But now the government is arguing that it should be in control of dispersing all international development aid. The days of individual donors funding individual projects could be a thing of the past. Filmed & directed by Ben Summers. 26 min. DVD 8390

For Richer, for Poorer Examines the gulf between Brazil's rich and poor by traveling to favela Coliseu in S?ao Paulo and assessing what progress has been made in eradicating poverty in the two and a half years under President Lula da Silva. In his election speech, he promised to improve education, to improve health, to make land ownership fairer and - most importantly - to fight poverty. But Brazil's business community believes rapid growth is what is needed to improve the country's economy and combat social inequality. Despite the gulf between rich and poor, extreme poverty is being reduced. In line with its Millennium Development Goal pledges, Brazil has halved the percentage of people living in extreme poverty. Filmed & directed by Bruno Sorrentino. 25 min. DVD 8391

Kill or Cure? Travels to India, whose pharmaceutical industry has been a leader in producing low cost drugs for the developing world for over a decade. Now, India's $4.5 billion pharmaceutical industry is at a crossroads following a new law introduced there in January 2005. TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) is an agreement drawn up by the World Trade Organization between 1986 and 1994 to ensure intellectual property rights are respected within international trade. The government says that despite the new law, they are committed to supplying drugs at an affordable price. But those actually working in the health system have doubts. Directed by Reena Mohan. 26 min. DVD 8392

The Silent Crisis Explores the economic and social crises facing the Central African Republic by examining the country's ill-equipped health system. A landlocked former French colony of just under four million people, the Central African Republic is one of the least developed countries in the world but appeals for aid have fallen largely on deaf ears. Only a handful of aid agencies continue to work there, and the amount of aid it gets is pitiful compared to other sub-Saharan countries. In 2003, it received just $12.9 USD per person. President Francois Bozize confirms that health is the country's top priority. Bozize has pledged to restore the country's national unity and security, but foreign governments have been slow to respond to his repeated requests for assistance and support. Directed by Amanda Feldon. 26 min. DVD 8393

Cash Flow Fever Travels to the United States and El Salvador to examine the social and economic impact that economic migrants, people who swap countries to find better wages, are having worldwide. One out of every ten people on the planet either sends or receives money from abroad. And unlike all other forms of financial aid that travels into developing countries, remittances go directly to the poor. Worldwide, it's estimated that amounts to a staggering two hundred billion dollars a year. Directed & produced by James Heer. 23 min. DVD 8394

Back in Business? Explores the possibility of the tourism industry jump starting a Sierra Leone economy that is still feeling the effects of an eleven-year civil war. Until now, most of Sierra Leone's foreign earnings have come from exporting diamonds. But it's rich in other natural resources. Apart from diamonds, there is titanium ore, gold and fisheries. Tourism, on the other hand, offers the promise of revenue with a far quicker turnaround time. Sierra Leone has miles of beautiful beaches. In a country that was once a war-zone, could tourism be one of the new industries that moves the country into the future? 27 min. Produced by Emily Marlow. DVD 8395

Kosovo, A House Still Divided? Examines the work of the United Nation's Housing Property Directorate in Kosovo (part of the Human Settlements Programme), an initiative to reintegrate the province's Serbs and Albanians by restoring properties to their rightful owners. Since it's inception the HPD has successfully dealt with 29,000 cases. It has made conditions for return easier and offered a cheap, impartial, and safe process where people can come and make their claims. But the HPD's authority has been limited, and its mandate in Serbia is soon at an end. Will HPD's withdrawal signal new anger over land and property rights? Produced & directed by Christopher Jeans. 24 min. DVD 8396

Trouble in Paradise Looks at the long-term social and economic impact of the 2004 tsunami on the Maldives. The rebuilding has started but the distances between islands are huge, greatly slowing the efforts of the British Red Cross and other agencies. After one year, some 800 buildings had been repaired, with over 2,000 still needing to be completely rebuilt. In 2006, five new island resorts are due to open and it's predicted that tourism in the Maldives will reach an all time high. The Maldives are viewed as a paradise on earth, but only time will tell if they will be able to fully ovecome the social and political impact of the Tsunami on the islands. Researched & directed by Emily Marlow. 25 min. DVD 8397

Life and Debt
Set in Jamaica, this film is a case study of how contemporary free trade policies and global financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and World Trade Organization affect the economies of developing nations. Includes interviews with IMF Deputy Director Stanley Fischer, Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Jamaica's former Prime Minister Michael Manley as well as tourists, farmers, Rastafarians, factory workers and others. c2001. 86 min. DVD 1793; vhs Video/C 9116

Making Sense of Free Trade
Steve Brier discusses the complex labor and economic issues involved in ratification of NAFTA with Edgar De Jesus of the NY Board of ACTWU, and Peter Connelly, UAW Local 664. 1993. 30 min. Video/C 7700

Megacities
A film in twelve chapters which tells the tales of people from Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow and New York, who are all struggling for daily survival, with ingenuity, intelligence and dignity. Focuses on the lives of Shankar, the Bioscope Man; Modesto, the chicken feet vendor; Baba Khan, the paint recycler; Nestor, the trash scavenger; street kids Oleg, Borya, Kolya and Misha; Cassandra, the performer; Larissa, the crane driver and Toni, the hustler. A film by Michael Glawogger. 1998. 90 min. DVD 7729; vhs Video/C 8920

Mickey Mouse Goes to Haiti: Walt Disney and the Science of Exploitation
Reports on the use of cheap labor by the Walt Disney Company in its clothing factories in Haiti. Advocates that Disney clean up contractors' factories, guarantee workers' rights, pay a living wage, and open their plants to independent human rights organizations to monitor conditions. 1996. 20 min. Video/C 9436

Millennium: The IMF in the New Century.
Each segment 18-19 min. c2001.

An Introduction to the IMF This program explains how the IMF (International Monetary Fund) is structured and illustrates how it sets policy. The program also uses archival footage to examine the dual birth of the IMF and the World Bank and to explore the vision of its founding members: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White and Henry Morgenthau. 18 min. Video/C 7801

How the IMF Tracks Economies and Makes Loans. How does the International Monetary Fund decide who gets a loan? This program describes how the IMF monitors national economic policies for their impact on the Fund's 180-plus member nations and how loans are made to ailing or emerging economies. Topics under consideration include Article IV consultations and poverty- and debt-reduction initiatives. 18 min. Video/C 7802

Argentina: A Work in Progress. By the end of the 1980s, Argentina was caught in a perilous vortex of hyperinflation. This program analyzes Argentina's remarkable recovery, in which the nation's leaders turned to the IMF for advice and a loan of $3.4 billion. Presents the measures taken to stabilize the economy, including establishing a currency board, deregulating and privatizing key industries, and reforming the labor market. Also includes discussion of the ripple effects of economic crises in Mexico, Brazil and Russia. 18 min. Video/C 7803

Korea: Conquering a Crisis. In 1997, Korea was brought to the verge of economic collapse. Using intensive crisis management and a historic bailout of $21 billion, Korea quickly began to reverse the effects of a buildup of bad banking debt and excessive short-term borrowing. This program examines the measures used to engineer Korea's amazing come back such as adjusting interest rates, creating new bank lending practices and encouraging corporate debt reduction. 19 min. Video/C 7804

The Money Lender$: The World Bank & International Monetary Fund: a Global Report.
Discusses the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and the effects of the loans given to real people in real places. Travels to Bolivia, Ghana, Brazil, Thailand, the Philippine Islands, and Mexico to show how the money has been used and the consequences of those loans. 1991. 82 min. Video/C 6341

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Modern Slavery
Directors, Thomas Robsahm and Tina Davis. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2008.

Captive Servants and Child Prostitution
House slavery, the confinement and coercion of unpaid domestic servants, occurs far more frequently across Europe and the United States than most people realize. Even more alarming is the wide-spread use of children as fodder for prostitution rings around the world. This program profiles a Moroccan-born former house slave named Rania, whose father, believing she would be educated and cared for, allowed her to be taken to France at the age of eight. Viewers also meet Sino and La Thiya, Cambodian victims of Southeast Asia's rampant child sex industry. Both case studies are chilling in their accounts of deception and exploitation, yet they also convey the possibility of personal transcendence and justice. 45 min. DVD X7070

Debt Bondage and Child Soldiers
Indentured servitude, however dehumanizing, played a role in the colonization and development of early America. But its 21st-century incarnation, the practice of debt bondage, contributes virtually nothing to the common good of southern Asia. This program examines the plight of workers in India's rural areas, exposing the conditions in which they toil to pay off staggering personal debts. More tragic still are the ranks of child soldiers forced to fight in African militias and armies. Viewers meet Moses, who was kidnapped as a boy and absorbed into Uganda's LRA insurgency. The film shows him going through the process of shedding his soldier's ways, rejoining his family, and trying to reclaim his life. 45 min. DVD X7071

Human Trafficking
In search of a better life, Natasha and Galia Guto thought they had found fulfilling jobs in Turkey through their seemingly helpful neighbors. But when the Gutu sisters left their home in Moldova they were actually traveling into a nightmare-- not the health aide employment that their "friends" had promised, but rather enslavement as prostitutes. This program follows their story by recording their own painful accounts, a different side of the narrative as told by the mother-daughter pair who led them into deception, and the real-life courtroom drama that unfolds when the sisters bring charges against their former neighbors. Will a guilty verdict start Natasha and Galia on the road to healing? 45 min. DVD X7072

The Money Lender$: The World Bank & International Monetary Fund: Updated for Year 2000
Updated with scenes from April 2000, this documentary presents a critical view of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), two of the most powerful financial institutions in the world. Five country case studies are presented, each concentrating on a different aspect of the critics' charges. 2000. 86 min. Video/C 6341

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Monkeywrenching the New World Order: Global Capitalism and Its Discontents. [Sound Recording]
"This double CD ranges over the changing politics of globalization, neoliberalism and world trade, colonialism and debt, militarism and policing, native and indigenous rights and struggles, frankenfood and genetic engineering, capitalism and the fairy-tale economic boom -- and the leading alternatives to and struggles against a system which puts profits over people, unregulated growth over sustainability and money over morals."

Disc one. Capitalism, world trade, and economics / Noam Chomsky (9:20) -- Some reflections on globalization : then and now / Alexander Cockburn (7:44) -- Advice for history teachers / Howard Zinn (2:10) -- Methods of organizing / Howard Zinn (1:44) -- Extending solidarity / Howard Zinn (0:48) -- Conspiracy theories / Howard Zinn (3:59) -- Women, bioengineering, corporations and the State / Vandana Shiva (13:55) -- The WTO, neoliberalism, and global econonic policy / Robin Hahnel (3:27) -- Pies, politics and prison / Rahula Janowski (5:07) -- The biotic baking brigade and the global pastry uprising / Agent Apple (6:15) -- A reading from the Seattle N30 Communique from the Acme collective of the black bloc / Craig O'Hara (6:28) -- Disc two. What is "globalization"? / Noam Chomsky (5:29) -- Poverty, debt and colonialism / Noam Chomsky (4:27) -- Economics, strategy, and class conflict / Michael Albert & Robin Hahnel (5:49) -- Native America, genocide, and the scalp bounty / Ward Churchill (7:16) -- Collective liberation / Chris Crass (12:49) -- Lockdown America / Christian Parenti (14:58) -- Corporate media and its discontents / Norman Solomon (8:15) -- "You fucked up!" : strategic organizing for the new millennia / Alexander Cockburn (2:11) -- Critical mass / Craig O'Hara (3:02). Sound/D 115

Myth of the "Clash of Civilizations
In this lecture delivered at the University of Massachusetts, Edward Said in a critique of the groundbreaking book by Samuel Huntington takes aim at one of the central tenents of recent foreign policy thinking - that conflicts between different and clashing "civilizations" (Western, Islamic, Confucian) characterize the contemporary world. Said argues that collapsing complex, diverse and contradictory groups of people into vast, simplistic abstractions has disastrous consequences. Presenting instead a vision of the "coexistence" of difference, Said concludes with the fundamental challenge that faces humanity at the turn of the millennium. 1998. 55 min. Video/C 5801

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NAFTA: A 3-way Tie for Last.
Examines the "unheard voices" of the debate centering around the North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, U.S. and Mexico. Presents the concerns of Canadian, American and Mexican workers, native Americans, farmers and environmentalists who perceive NAFTA to be a "dangerous" trade policy. 1993. 28 min. Video/C 3642

Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night
A documentary about the outsourcing of American jobs to India. From the perspective of an Indian immigrant living in the United States, using humor and satire to capture the lives of Indian telemarketers who undergo voice and accent training to speak to U.S. customers with an American accent. A complex look at life as per Eastern Standard Time in India. A film by Sonali Gulati. 2005. 27 min. DVD 5383

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A Narmada Diary.
Documents five years of activities by the Narmada Bachao Andolan (the Save Narmada Movement) which has spearheaded the agitation against the construction of the Sardar Sarover Dam in India. The people of the Narmada Valley, with their insistence on non-violence and their determination to drown rather than be shifted off their land, have become a symbol of global struggle against unjust and unsustainable development. 1995. 60 min. Video/C 7894

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The New Heroes: Their Bottom Line Is Lives.
Originally broadcast on PBS stations in 2005. 60 min. each installment

DVD 4495

Episode 1, Dreams of Sanctuary. Tells the stories of social entrepreneurs who are helping the desperate, the destitute and the determined to make a new beginning -- from Moses Zulu's home and school for AIDS orphans in Zambia to Mimi Silbert's San Francisco based Delancey Street foundation, which helps drug addicts and criminals turn their lives around. This episode also travels to India to follow Kailash Satyarthi on a slave camp raid to rescue children forced into slavery.

Episode 2, Technology of Freedom. Tells the stories of "compassionate capitalists," who have created self-sustaining businesses to maximize human benefit, not profit. These include Martin Fisher and Nick Moon the founders or ApproTEC, who invented an economical water pump to assist Africa's farmers, and Fabio Rosa, a modern Brazilian cowboy who battles government monopolies to bring electricity to remote regions of Brazil. In India, Govindappa Venkatswamy is working with David Green, to apply the latest industrial techniques to make sight-saving surgery available to the poor.

Episode 3, Power of Enterprise. Looks at how social entrepreneurs are working to break the cycle of poverty by empowering people to earn a living. Among them is Muhammad Yunus, a.k.a, "the banker to the poor," whose Grameen Bank has provided billions to families in Bangladesh and inspired similar credit operations in a hundred countries. This episode also travels to Peru, where Albina Ruiz Rios, founder of Ciudad Saludable, has been forming micro-enterprises to clean up garbage that is contaminating water and causing disease in poor neighborhoods. Finally it ventures into the violence-plagued slums of Rio de Janeiro where Maria Teresa Leal leads the Coopa-Roca sewing cooperative, a fair labor shop that creates clothes for the high-fashion world.

Episode 4, Power of Knowledge. Looks at people who are working to improve lives by creating opportunities for education for children who are often left to fend for themselves. Among them are Sompop Jantraka, who has started a school for young Thai girls with the goal of saving them from entering into prostitution, and Dina Abdel Wahab who has started schools in Egypt for the nation's often-neglected children with disabilities. In Calcutta, Inderjit Khurana has set out to bring education to children who beg in the train stations -- setting up a school right on the railway platforms.

The New Rulers of the World
John Pilfer looks at how globalization has increased the gap between the very rich and the very poor. In particular he presents Indonesia as an example of how globalization and corrupt government has thrown millions of people into poverty and how multinational corporations support the abuse of workers in sweatshops. c2001. 53 min. Video/C 9271

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New World Order
Explores activists who are committed to vigorously opposing what they perceive to be an emerging "New World Order," with particular focus on their efforts to expose the highly secretive meetings of the Bilderberg Group, promotion of the 9/11 Truth Movement, and opposition to the erosion of traditional American, Constitutionally-based civil and political rights and liberties. Directed by Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel. c2009. 85 min. DVD X2524

No Logo: Brands, Globalization, Resistance
Using hundreds of media examples, No Logo shows how the commercial takeover of public space, destruction of consumer choice, and replacement of real jobs with temporary work (the dynamics of corporate globalization) impact everyone, everywhere. It also draws attention to the resistance arising globally to challenge the hegemony of brands. c2003. 42 min. Video/C 9600

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Not for Sale
This documentary explores some little-known aspects of global trade agreements. Patents and other intellectual property rights are expanding what corporations can own and control -- from machines to knowledge and even living creatures. What does this mean for the environment, the food supply and human rights? This film looks at farmers, indigenous people, and global justice activists who oppose patents on life and advocate for a world where life is not a commodity but something to be treasured. c2002. 32 min. Video/C 8871

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On Our Watch
The world invoked its vow 'Never again!' after the genocide in Rwanda and atrocities in Srebrenica. Then came Darfur. Over the past four years at least 200,000 people have been killed, 2.5 million driven from their homes, and mass rapes have once more been used as a weapon of war in a brutal campaign by Janjaweed militias and the Sudanese government against civilians in Darfur. This documentary asks why the international community and the United Nations have once again failed to stop the slaughter. Written, produced & directed by Neil Docherty. Originally broadcast as an episode of the television show Frontline on November 20, 2007. 60 min. DVD 9575

The Other Side of Outsourcing
What happens when the demands of the global economy with all of its excess baggage of Westernizing forces collides with the deeply held traditions of an age-old culture like India's? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas L. Friedman heads to the heart of the conflict and examines how this clash of cultures is affecting the everyday lives of Indian workers, many of them young people, who are caught in the middle. Learn how this noble, proud society is coping with a struggle unlike any it's ever faced: balancing the desire to benefit from the opportunities offered by the new world market with internal efforts to protect their cultural heritage from the eroding influence of American values. 2004. 50 min. DVD 3508

Outsourcing: White Collar Exodus
Contents: The death of distance -- A twist of the twine -- My job went to India and all I got was this lousy t-shirt -- Regulation -- Good-bye middle class -- Sushi and tulips -- There is only one constant: change.

More than two million jobs have been outsourced from the U.S. to India since 2000. This documentary explores factors that encourage the outsourcing (U.S. laws, special training and cheap wages in India ...) and the impact the outsourcing has on both the U.S. and Indian workers. Analysts consider possible U.S. policy and natural economic responses to the outsourcing. 2005. 50 min. DVD 4515

Planet Work.
Has your job gone global? The television newsprogram Livelyhood packs its bags and heads to Italy, Ghana, Cambodia, Guatemala, India, Singapore and New England in this 2 part series on how the global economy is transforming work life. Neither a condemnation of the effects of economic globalization nor a celebration of it, this is an informative look at how the mass movement of information, products and people is affecting everything from national cultures to the nature of work and the patterns of individual lives. Originally broadcast on the PBS television program: Livelyhood. 2001. 114 min. Video/C MM1119

Politics of Food. (1988) 20 min. each installment.

The Food Machine. Discusses the farm crisis in the United States in which small farms are being bought by large corporations. This pattern has been transplanted to underdeveloped countries, such as the Sudan resulting in increased food costs and a destabilizing of the rural population. Video/C 5935.

The Avoidable Famine. Examines the impact of changes in traditional farming methods on the economy of Sudan. When the Sudan was a colony of Great Britain, the best farm land was used to grow cotton but a drop in cotton prices in the 1970's dictated a return to traditional food crops, which made the Sudan self-sufficient in food. Then the International Monetary Fund insisted that the nation return to growing cotton as a condition for making loans to the Sudan. Cotton prices remained low and the nation was forced to import grain from the U.S.--thus pushing the Sudan deeper into debt while the people starved. Video/C 5936.

Sharing the Land. Discusses the costs of rapid industrial expansion in Brazil and the need for land reform. Brazil's "economic miracle" of the 1970's was supposed to "trickle down" to the poorest segments of the population but only the top 10% of the population benefitted from the economic policy, while the gap between rich and poor grew. The resulting huge debt has caused an even greater emphasis on the export of food, causing shortages and higher prices in Brazil. Video/C 5937.

The Hunger Business. Film examines how the international trade of agricultural products effects underdeveloped nations. The U.S., as the world's dominant producer of cerealgrains, is an important player in the global trade of food. Grain exports are seen in the U.S. as a good way of eliminating agricultural surpluses but food aid can prevent poor nations from becoming self-sufficient because the government of those nations has no incentive to develop policies to increase food production. Video/C 5938

A Question of Aid. Discusses the different approaches to the problem of hunger in Kerala, india and Bangladesh. In Kerala government-run "fair price shops" assure that every person can afford basic nutrition and government developed programs assure high standards of health, education and birth control. Bangladesh, however, is heavily dependent on foreign aid, most of which is used to support the urban middle class while the rural poor remain malnourished, uneducated and trapped in a cycle of poverty. DVD 9827 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 5939

Population 6 Billion.
Discusses problems creating by the growing human population, which surpassed the 6 billion mark in 1999. Covers topics such as poverty, illiteracy, the toll on the environment, and water, food and other resource shortages. Addresses the grim realities of life in third-world nations while discussing population control initiatives in Vietnam, Uganda, and Mexico that include family planning, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, sex education, and efforts to improve the economic status of women. Produced, written and edited by Sam Shinn and Jonathan Silvers. 1999. 58 min. DVD 4719

Power of Place: World Regional Geography.
A telecourse designed to build understanding of geography by examining eleven regions of the world and their interconnections. Each program contains case studies which characterize an individual region. 1995. 58 min. each installment.

Power of Place: Introduction. Video/C 4312
Europe: Confronting New Challenges, [Pt.1]. Video/C 4313
Europe: Confronting New Challenges, [Pt.2].. Video/C 4314
Russia's Fracturing Federation. Video/C 4315
North America: The Post-Industrial Transformation, [Pt.1]. Video/C 4316
North America: The Post-Industrial Transformation, [Pt.2]. Video/C 4317
The Geographic Dynamic of the Pacific Rim, [Pt.2]. Video/C 4318
South America: Continent of Contrasts. Video/C 4319
North Africa/Southwest Asia: The Challenge of Islam. Video/C 4320
Sub-Saharan Africa : Realm of Reversals. Video/C 4321
South Asia: Aspiring India. Video/C 4322
China and its Sphere, [Pt.2]. Video/C 4323
Southeast Asia: Between the Giants. Video/C 4324

The Price of Aid
Discusses U.S. donations of food for famine relief in foreign countries through a case-study in Zamibia, and the complex relationships between international aid, international media, American business and politics, and the impact on local agriculture, public health and international trade relations. Questions how America's well-intentioned foreign-aid program has spawned a self-serving relationship between humanitarian aid and American business and politics. Written and directed by Jihan El Tahri. 2004. 56 min. DVD 5256

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Profit and Nothing But!: or, Impolite Thoughts on the Class Struggle
A pertinent, and impertinent, exploration of the profit motive and its consequences on the day to day lives of people in underdeveloped countries, with particular reference to Haiti. The documentary's stark images of lives of the poor provide a striking backdrop for examination of "triumphant capitalism." 2001. 52 min. Video/C 8410

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The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court
ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, ICC deputy prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, ICC senior trial attorney Christine Chung, Nuremberg prosecutor Ben Ferencz, IDP camp leader Dennis Lemoyi, warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, warlord Joseph Kony, warlord Vincent Otti. Summary Though over 120 countries voted to create the International Criminal Court (ICC), some of the most powerful nations in the world - China, Russia, and the United States - refused to ratify it, the U.S. claiming, among other things, that the ICC's authority to second-guess the actions taken and the results reached by participating states was an infringement on national sovereignty. Nevertheless, prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo issues arrest warrants for the rebel leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, puts four Congolese warlords on trial in The Hague, charges the president of Sudan with genocide and war crimes in Darfur, challenges the UN Security Council to have him arrested, and shakes up the Colombian criminal justice system. Directed by Pamela Yates. c2009. 95 min. DVD X973

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Reflections on a Global Screen
Globalization of the media: does it lead to homogenized culture or encourage the spread of diverse cultures? Examines the social impact of television programming which is broadcast simultaneously and instantaneously around the world and examines the future of communication technology. 1996. 27 min. Video/C 4242

Refugees: The Last Resort
Demonstrates the brutal violations of human rights that force people to flee from their homes and become refugees as their last hope for survival A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. 2000. 6 min. DVD 3269

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The Rights of the Child
Examines the 1989 UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child which published a declaration recognizing that all children have the same basic rights. This video powerfully presents the systematic violation of children's human rights throughout the world, and provides concrete examples of the needs of children and programs to assist them. 1990. 23 min. Video/C MM893

Rx for Survival
c2005. 112 min. each installment DVD 4776

Disease warriors; Rise of the Superbugs.
Disease warriors: Chronicles the groundbreaking work of early researchers, such as Louis Pasteur, who unmasked germs as the source of illness. Today, vaccines have made huge strides against epidemics, conquering smallpox and bringing global eradication of polio within reach. But the world still faces major challenges in getting basic vaccines to those who still need them, and in creating new ones to combat modern nemeses, like AIDS. Rise of the superbugs: Looks at the discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin and the subsequent development of more "wonder drugs." Also looks at the growing threat posed by new strains of germs, such as tuberculosis and staph, that are resistant to our best antibiotics.

Delivering the Goods; Deadly Messengers.
Delivering the Goods: At the dawn of the 21st century, we can prevent, treat or cure most of the deadliest diseases--and yet millions die needlessly every year because the benefits of modern medicine and public health fail to reach them. What are the obstacles to providing care to populations in need? This program profiles innovative health programs in Third World Countries, and the leaders who, against all odds, are "delivering the goods." Deadly messengers: Since the plague of the Middle Ages, vector-borne diseases -- those that rely on insects and animals to spread infectious agents -- have posed a serious threat to public health. Today, the most dangerous vector on earth is the mosquito. From malaria to yellow fever to West Nile virus, mosquito-borne diseases continue to threaten the health of millions around the world.

Back to the Basics; How Safe Are We?
Back to the Basics: Nutrient-enriched products have reduced diseases caused by vitamin deficiency, but poorer countries also suffer from the twin problems of poor nutrition and unsafe water. This segment explores the connection between health and the essential requirements that so many people take for granted. It also examines how an overabundance of food -- in the form of over-consumption -- is causing an epidemic of obesity that is spreading across the globe. How Safe Are We? Despite the rise in life expectancy in the past 100 years, in the last few decades, thirty new infectious diseases have emerged and one of them -- AIDS -- is becoming perhaps the most devastating epidemic in history. New diseases travel the globe with unprecedented rapidity. This segment examines the most critical threats we face today -- including avian flu -- and the pressing need to strengthen global public health systems. DVD.

[Salgado, Sebastiao] The Spectre of Hope
Noted Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado and art critic John Berger pore over Salgado's photographic collection "Migrations," six years and 43 countries in the making (ranging across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America). "Migrations" contains photographs of people pushed from their homes and traditions to cities and their margins -- slums and refugee camps. Here their intimate conversation, intercut wiht photographs from "Migrations," combines a discussion of Salgado's work with their critique of globalization, creating a wide-ranging investigation of the power of the image. 2000. 52 min. Video/C 8738

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[Salgado, Sebastiao] Migrations, Humanity in Transition by Sebastiao Salgado: Followed by a Conversation with Orville Schell
Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado comments on his photographic collection "Migrations: photographs by Sebastiao Salgado," which range across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Salgado sees evidence of what he calls "a revolution in the way we live, produce, communicate and travel," often summarized by the catchword "globalization." His presentation is followed by a conversation with the author Orville Schell who continues the discussion on Salgado's work and visions of the social ramifications of globalization. "Produced in conjunction with the exhibition of Migrations: Photographs by Sebastiao Salgado at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive, January 16-March 24, 2002." Held on February 11, 2002 at the University of California, Berkeley. 85 min. Video/C 8758

[Salgado, Sebastiao] Migrations, Humanity in Transition by Sebastiao Salgado: Follow-up Discussion to the Avenali Lecture
A panel discussion of the work and issues presented by the Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado in his ethnographic photographic collection "Migrations: photographs by Sebastiao Salgado," which presents a commentary on human migration and the social ramifications of globalization. "Produced in conjunction with the exhibition of Migrations: Photographs by Sebastiao Salgado at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive, January 16-March 24, 2002." Held on February 13, 2002 at the University of California, Berkeley. 120 min. Video/C 8759

Secrets of Silicon Valley.
The film chronicles the lives of two young activists grappling with rapid social change and the meaning of globalization on their own doorsteps. Magda Escobar runs Plugged In, a computer training center in a low income community just a few miles from the epicenter of high-tech wealth. Raj Jayadev is a temporary worker who reveals the reality of an unseen and unacknowledged army of immigrant workers. Throughout the film, high tech CEO's and moguls comment on Magda and Raj's stories with revealing insights on time, technology, greed, and globalization. Presents an illuminating view into the hidden world of high tech sweatshops and a critical look at the social impact of the new millenium's high technology. 2001. 60 min. DVD 8236; vhs Video/C 7939
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Shadow Governmen: How the Global Elite Plan to Destroy Democracy and Your Freedom
Security cameras, surveillance of private financial transactions, radio frequency spy chips hidden in consumer products, eavesdropping on e-mail correspondence and phone calls, and Internet tracking. No one is protected, and privacy is a thing of the past. Grant Jeffrey details how an ultra-secret global elite, functioning as a very real shadow government, controls technology, finance, international law, world trade, political power, and vast military capabilities. These unnamed, unrivaled leaders answer to no earthly authority, and they won't stop until they control the world. Jeffrey looks at disappeared Individual rights and freedoms and how all this ties in to one of the Bible's most fascinating prophecies. 2009. 89 min. DVD X2496

Showdown in Seattle: Five Days That Shook the WTO
Contents: WTO prelude, Nov. 29, 1999 -- People unite, police riot, Nov 30, 1999 -- Occupied Seattle, Dec. 1, 1999 -- Unwilling captives, Dec. 2, 1999 -- What democracy looks like, Dec. 3, 1999. An on-the-ground, non-corporate perspective and in-depth analysis of the demonstrations against the meeting of the World Trade Organization in 1999. A five part presentation composed of segments shot on location in downtown Seattle during Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 1999 by a collaboration of video producers from around the United States reporting on the WTO meetings, world trade issues, popular resistance and police response to the demonstrators. Produced for Deep Dish Television by the Independent Media Center-Seattle, Big Noise Films, Changing America, FreeSPeech TV, Headwaters Action Video Collective, Paper Tiger TV, Whispered Media, VideoActive et al. 1999. 150 min. Video/C 7271

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Silent Killer: The Unfinished Campaign Against Hunger
Shows the face and causes of hunger around the world. Focuses on Kenya, South Africa, Mexico and Brazil. Highlights the "fome zero" project that is taking massive steps to alleviate the hunger conditions in Brazil. 2005. 57 min. DVD 4605

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Soldiers for Peace
Documents the history of the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces, which were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1988 for their hazardous service to the cause of peace. Examines the forces monitoring the Afghanistan Accords, the Iran-Iraq ceasefire, and the buffer zone in southern Labanon. 1988. 26 min. Video/C MM678

Something to Hide
Today in the global economy, corporations hide their production around the world behind locked factory gates and armed guards. This documentary investigates the unconditional operations of off-shore corporations contracted by American businesses while looking into the long and difficult hours that adults and children in developing countries are working to produce brand name American products for such firms as Wal-Mart. 1999. 25 min. Video/C MM999

The Spectre of Hope
Noted Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado and art critic John Berger pore over Salgado's photographic collection "Migrations," six years and 43 countries in the making (ranging across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America). "Migrations" contains photographs of people pushed from their homes and traditions to cities and their margins -- slums and refugee camps. Here their intimate conversation, intercut wiht photographs from "Migrations," combines a discussion of Salgado's work with their critique of globalization, creating a wide-ranging investigation of the power of the image. 2000. 52 min. Video/C 8738

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Thirst
The survival of communities is threatened when big business buys the water supply. This documentary tells the stories of communities in Japan, Bolivia, India and the United States where global corporations are buying up local water supplies, investigating such questions as: Is water part of a shared "commons," a human right for all people? Or is it a commodity to be bought, sold and traded in a global marketplace? c2004. 62 min. DVD 2469
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30 Frames a Second: The WTO in Seattle
A compelling first-person account by veteran cameraman Rustin Thompson, who covered the November 1999 WTO conference as an independent journalist. Thompson takes the viewer into the fray of tear gas, pepper spray and police abuse; behind the lines and inside the convention center and press rooms; and along the marches, sit-ins and demonstrations. The result is an impressionistic journal of a decisive week that exploded into a massive expression of freedom: of speech, of assembly and the press. 2000. 75 min. DVD 7469; vhs Video/C 7631

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Composed of film segments shot by over 100 media activists during the 1999 World Trade Organization's Ministerial meeting in Seattle when human rights activists, environmentalists, indigenous people, labor activists, fair trade proponents, people of faith, union workers, farmers, students and teachers from more than 700 organizations took to the streets to protest against the meeting. 2000. 60 min. DVD 3575; also VHS Video/C 7705

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This Is What Free Trade Looks Like: the NAFTA Fraud in Mexico, The Failure of the WTO, and the Case for Global Revolt (Asi vive el libro comercio : el fraude del TLC en Mexico, el fracaso de la OMC, y el porque de la rebelion global)
Designed as a companion film to This is what democracy looks like, this is one of the first activist films to carefully explain how free trade operates. It does so from the perspective of the Mexican experience with ten years of NAFTA. Activists and scholars authoritatively condemn free trade as a solution to poverty and discuss the impacts on farmers, workers, youth, and immigrants. Shot in Cancun, Mexico on the occasion of the 5th WTO ministerial in September 2003, it contextualizes the growing international resistance to free trade policies. Written and directed by Amory Starr. Filmed in Cancun, Mexico on the occasion of the 5th WTO ministerial in September 2003. 60 min. DVD 6894

Ties & Tensions: EU-US Relations in the Next Century
Describes the continuing process of European union and how globalization of trade and communications will change life on both sides of the Atlantic. The impact of the Eurodollar on international trade is discussed along with case studies of Boeing (Seattle), Airbus Industrie, Intel (Ireland) and Mercedes-Benz (Alabama) to demonstrate the nature of European-American rivalry and partnerships in both the economic and political spheres. Includes interviews with a variety of legislators, economists, business leaders and workers.1996. 27 min. Video/C 5561

To Our Credit.
A two part documentary that explores microcredit, an exciting new strategy to combat global poverty. c1998. 55 min. each.

Part 1: Bootstrap Banking and the World. Part 1 explores microcredit in developing countries where many must create their own jobs, often with little or no capital. Microcredit addresses their needs by making small loans for self-improvement -- often with remarkable results. Over fifteen million people now receive microloans. In English and local dialects with English voiceovers and subtitles. Video/C 6314

Part 2: Bootstrap Banking in America. Part 2 provides an in-depth look at the human side of microenterprise development for low income Americans left behind in a booming economy, for whom self-employment is the best or only option. Hundreds of organizations are providing them with small loans, business training and access to markets. Video/C 6315

Transplant Tourism.
Looks at the multi-million dollar international trade in human kidneys. Poor people in Turkey, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Russia, China and the Philippines undergo invasive surgery, risking on-going health problems for a one-off payment which might improve their lives. Includes interviews with transplant patients, kidney sellers and brokers, doctors, and bio-ethicists. Directed by David Paperny. 1999. 52 min. DVD 8436

T-shirt Travels: The Story of Secondhand Clothes & Third World Debt
What happens to all those old clothes you bring to the Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries? This comprehensive program is about Third World debt and secondhand clothes. The filmmaker travelled to Zambia and was amazed to find almost everyone wearing Calvin Klein, MTV and James Dean t-shirts! Huge bales of American secondhand clothing are sold to African importers, putting the African manufacturers out of business. A secondhand clothing dealer in Zambia carefully selects a bale and transports it by bus ten hours to a market. His profits support his entire extended family. Directed, produced & written by Shantha Bloemen. 57 min. DVD 8626

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UNICEF, The First Forty Years
Archival footage traces the history of UNICEF from its earliest work in post WWII Europe through its efforts to lower infant mortality rates in the developing world. Chronicles the ethic of a global partnership on behalf of children. 1988. 28 min. Video/C MM911

United Nations Peacemaking
Examines the role of the UN's Secretary-General in undertaking quiet diplomacy around the world. United Nations peacekeeping forces are seen at work in this historic documentary in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Cyprus, and Namibia. 1988. 30 min. Video/C MM765

The U.N., Peacekeeping or War Making?
Since the founding of the United Nations in 1945 the need for U.N. peacekeeping forces in various parts of the world has grown faster than its ability to keep up with it. This program asks how the U.N. can become a more effective organization serving an increasingly complex world and explores the relationship between the United States and the U.N. Originally presented as a segment on the television program, America's Defense Monitor on Nov. 14, 1993. 29 min. Video/C MM720

Uprooted
Presents three stories of immigrants who left their homes in Bolivia, Haiti and the Philippines after global economic powers devastated their countries, only to face new challenges in the United States. These powerful stories raise critical questions about U.S. immigration policy in an era when corporations cross borders at will. 2001. 28 min. Video/C 8921

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Third World, Problems of Human Rights.
From the series, Conversations. #23: Thomas Farer, distinguished professor of law at Rutgers University and former president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, discusses the work of the Commission in investigating human rights violations in Latin America and analyzes the Reagan administration's policies concerning human rights in third world countries and the factors that influence and change such policies from administration to administration. Interviewed by Harry Kreisler and Albert Fishlow, professor of economics at Yale University. 1983. 60 min. Video/C 641

The Vienna Tribunal
Highlights the moving and gut-wrenching personal stories of women from around the world who testified before a panel of eminent judges at the Global Tribunal on Violations of Women's Human Rights. Modelled on past tribunals, the women challenged world leaders at the U.N. World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna to finally "address these violations for the gross human rights violations that they are." The Global Tribunal on Violations of Women's Human Rights was convened during the 2nd United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, held in Vienna in 1993. Director, Gerry Rogers. 1994. 48 min. DVD X6568

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What in the World? People of the Developing Nations
2004. 26 min. each installment

Malawi: A Nation Going Hungry Documents economic and social conditions in Malawi, where 3 million of a 12 million population live in abject poverty. During the 1990s, non-governmental organizations such as the World Food Program distributed seeds and farm tools to the poor, and the government allowed them to live and farm on public land. The program's subsidies supported the farmers during poor growing seasons. The World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund have forced the Malawi government to stop the subsidies, starving millions. AIDS is so pervasive in Malawi that many widows prefer starvation for themselves and their families to seeking a new mate. Due to AIDS and food shortages, there are more than one million orphans in Malawi. DVD 5447

Ecuador: Divided Over Oil The Ecuadoran government granted Burlington Oil a contract to explore and exploit oil in the Achuar Indian territory without consulting with the Achuar. The Achuar are opposed to the oil company's presence in their land. President Lucio Gutierrez is threatening to control the area militarily if the Achuar do not cooperate. The Achuar are attempting to evict the oil company by suing them for environmental damage to their land, which has contaminated drinking water, killed crops and game, and caused health problems among the Achuar. DVD 5448

Nicaragua Turning Away From Violence Documents recent efforts to combat domestic violence in Nicaragua, where it is estimated that 29% of women have suffered rape or other physical abuse by men. In 1993, the first special commissary, staffed by women police and women psychologists, was established to specifically handle crimes against women. Now there are 24 across the country. Interviews Ruben Reyes Jiron, founder of Asociacion de Hombres Contra Violencia, a men's group that works with street gangs to reduce violence against women. Also interviews women who have been helped by Centro de Socho Atal, a Nicaraguan women's shelter. DVD 5449

India: Working to End Child Labor. This documentary follows the lives of 5 child laborers in India: Bala (11) and Rama (9), stone cutters; an 8 year old girl who makes incense sticks; a 7 year old girl who works 10 hours a day in the poppy fields and a 10 year old boy who was pulled out of school to tend cattle. Also tells of the work of political science professor Shanta Sinha's program that rescues children from jobs and places them in a special school program. The film makes a strong case that child labor increases poverty levels. DVD 5450

Guatemala: The Human Price of Coffee Owners of small coffee farms and members of the the coffee cooperative Manos Campesinas are interviewed in this documentary about coffee production in Guatemala. Thanks to the Fair Trade Market, a European organization that guarantees a price for the farmers and finds buyers, cooperative members are earning 40% more than independent small farmers who sell on the local market. DVD 5451

Who Owns the Body International Human Rights Conference(2000: University of California, Berkeley).
"Human dignity, human rights and the integrity of the body are abused by persons, institutions and governments around the world. The critical questions of State-sponsored torture and terror, repatriation of Native American remains and international trafficking in human organs will be addressed by scholars and human rights activists from the United States, Europe, Bosnia, Croatia, Chile and South Africa."

Keynote Address: Modern Slavery and the New Abolitionists. Keynote speaker: Judith Lewis Herman. Professor Herman of Harvard Medical School explores the trafficking of human beings for forced labor, marriage, domestic servitude, prostitution and incest as themost persistent, endemic, and invisible forms of slavery throughout the world. Most of the victims are women and children. This global market now involves some 4 million people per year and although this traffic is nominally criminalized, it effectively operates with impunity.

The Body and the State.Panel 1: Witnesses from the Grave: Mass Graves and Communities of Loss. Forensic resurrectionists: mass graves and the return of mortal remains / William Haglund. -- All that remains: the body in the aftermath of Srebrenica /Laurie Vollen -- Srebrenica 1995: a genocide / Amor Masovic.

Forensic resurrectionists: Addresses the accepted legal positions on the body as property and gives an overview of what this means to survivors in the context of international human rights investigations.

All that remains: Investigates the fall of Srebrenica and the role of the body in its aftermath particularly the mass grave exhumations begun in Bosnia in1996, the rights of survivors to the remains as well as their importance to the criminal justice system.

Srebrenica 1995, a genocide: A member of Parliament ofthe Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina investigates the difficulties of identification of the victims and the lack of support by the international community in the investigations. 128 min. Video/C 7407

The Body and the State. Panel 2: Broken Bodies: State-sponsored Torture and Terror Reflections on pain and memories / Elizabeth Lira --Tortured bodies without ancestors / Eric Harper -- Healing the individual, family, and communities after the war / Dean Adjukovic.

Reflections on pain and memories: Addresses memories that follow torture: experiences of grief, anger, and fragmentation of identity and the healing process necessary to regain wholeness. Recovery depends on working through the pain and memories in different levels and putting words to them.

Tortured bodies without ancestors: Examines some of the ways terror and torture in South Africa resulted inthe death of the African family through an attack on traditional law and examines what occurs when the body is subjected to torture.

Healing the individual, family and communities after thewar: Analyzes the use of deliberate terror inflicted upon the populace during the Yugoslav War. The emphasis is on how the destruction of communities and individuals is linked to manipulation and creation of powerlessness. The ethnic cleansing and war-rape were carefully designed to create terror among civilians and create millions of refugees. Refugees's experiences and the psychosocial consequences of uprooting are discussed in the context of massive traumatization and the learned helplessness model. 105 min. Video/C 7408

The Body and the State.Panel 3: Saying goodbye: Grieving Communities State terror and human dignity in a Guatemalan village /Beatriz Manz -- Rituals as community resources / James Kelly -- Lessons from the Stockton massacre /Wendy Walker-Moffat.

State terror and human dignity in a Guatemalan village: One of the hundreds of villages destroyed by the Guatemalan military was Santa Maria Tzeja. Survivors experienced human rights abuses and in some cases years in refugee camps. This speaker tells of the rebuilding, healing and reconciling in the village as they cope with the past in order to build a dignified future.

Rituals as community resources: Reviews the potentially powerful connection between official responses to disasters and ongoing "natural" community rituals. Offers as an example the coming together of Afro-American communities in Chicago after the homicides of young boys and the homicides of prostitutes. Such issues as racism, community pride, value for self-sufficiency, and religious beliefs we repart of the constraints and resources in moving beyond these two disasters.

Lessons from the Stockton Massacre: A specialist in refugee emergency response addresses the situation in Stockton California when a young white man in 1989fired an automatic weapon into a schoolyard of children killing minority children and further traumatizing the Southeast Asian refugee community. 109 min. Video/C 7409

Native American Remains and Human Rights / Walter Echo-Hawk -- Human remains and NAGPRA: responsibilities and requirements / Frank McManamon --Native and other bodies: addressing NAGPRA / Jace Weaver -- Bone courts and Native American sovereignty/ Gerald Vizenor.

Native and other bodies: Addresses the track record of NAGPRA (Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act) and also looks at objects other than human remains as a kind of "cultural body," thus looking at NAGPRA as an internally consistent whole.

Native American remains and human rights: Despite the passage of NAGPRA Native Americans are still being confronted by scientists claiming a right to own or control dead Indian bodies in order to conduct experiments on them perpetuating a double standard which began with early North American exploration that treated Indian bodies as property, curios or archaeological artifacts while dead bodies and gravesof other citizens were protected by laws.

Human remains and NAGPRA: The chief archaeologist of the National Park Service explains the procedures and requirements of NAGPRA that requires the repatriation of Native American human remains and other cultural objects in public museum collections and those recovered from federal lands.

Bone courts and Native American sovereignty: Considers aproposal to establish a Bone Court -- a new federal judicial forum to hear and decide disputes over museum collections of human remains, repatriation, burial sites, research on bones and to protect native sovereignty. 180 min. Video/C 7410

Native American Indian Repatriation. Panel 2: Ishi and Kennewick Man: Science, Ethics, and Native Rights

Kennewick Man: setting limits to NAGPRA / James C. Chatters -- History and repatriation of Ishi/ Orin Starn -- From performance to record: Ishi's music and speech / Irfa Jhacknis -- The humanity of Ishi / Karl Kroeber.

Panel: Joseph Myers (Introductions), William Johnson(Moderator), James C. Chatters, Orin Starn, Ira Jacknis, Karl Kroeber, Karen Biestman (Discussant).

Kennewick Man: NAGPRA was intended to return the remains of recent Native American dead to their nearest of kin but was not intended to hand over ancient human ossils to modern-day Indian tribes, yet that is howit is being interpreted by some. Much of the scientific community and American public feels ancient remains, which often cannot be linked to modern tribes, should not be summarily reburied for temporal political reasons. This talk addresses this conflict which came to a head with the case of the Kennewick Man, a ca. 9,500 year old skeleton.

History and repatriation of Ishi: A small group from thePit River Tribe held a private ceremony last month to rebury Ishi, the last Yahi Indian. This paper offers one view of the campaign to repatriate Ishi and what it can tell us about anthropology, Native America, andthe politics of memory and identity.

From performance to record: Ishi's music and speech: Between 1911 to 1914, T. T. Waterman and Alfred Kroeber recorded Ishi, his music and narration of stories. This talk examines the preservation of these recordings and their content.

Humanity of Ishi: Historical evaluation of Ishi'sbehavior challenges judgments that reduce his role tothat of passive victim. Such reduction in fact is aninverse expression of the cliche of the "noble savage," and diminishes understanding of and respect for theunique individuality of Ishi's impressiveness as ahuman being. 153 min. Video/C 7411

Commodification of the Body. Panel 1: The Body in Question Corpses for dissection, organs for transplant / Ruth Richardson -- On being good-as-dead in a world short of organs / Margaret Lock -- Who owns the donor body? / Lesley Sharp -- The brain and human death / Alan Shewmon.

Panel: Nancy Scheper-Hughes (Introduction), Ruth Richardson, Margaret Lock, Lesley Sharp, Alan Shewmon, Laura Nader (Discussant).

Corpses for dissection, organs for transplant: Considers the current world organ shortage in a long historical perspective and compares the procurement histories oforgans for transplant and corpses for dissection drawing disquieting parallels between them.

On being good-as-dead in a world short of organs: Examines the concept of brain death and its viability as a diagnostic tool of "death," since new medical technologies have kept bodies "alive" for more than ayear after brain death has occurred. Increasing world-wide demand for organs for transplant and thedebate about giving legal recognition to "social death," highlights the urgency to clarify the way in which medical and bioethical professionals define death.

Who owns the donor body?: In the past donor's identities have been anonymous but recently donor kin have asserted their rights to proclaim publicly the personal identities of organ donors through new memorial forms that circumvent professional involvement. This talk explores the conflicts that arise as lay versus professional parties assert competing claims upon the donor body and its parts and the means by which the former now circumvent the obstructionist strategies of the latter.

The Brain and human death: Widespread confusion surrounds both the precise signification of "brain death," and the rationale for its purported equivalence with death. Here a neurologist reconsiders whether "brain death" is any longer conceptually viable or even pragmatically necessary. 184 min. Video/C 7412

Commodification of the Body. Panel 2: Traffic in Bodies and Body Parts

The medical triangle: India, surgery and the anthropology of transplant / Lawrence Cohen -- The right to sell a kidney: current practices and debate in Israel / Michael M. Friedlaender -- The bodyand commodity fetishism / Nancy Scheper-Hughes --Human rights violations at the Cape Town police mortuary / Rosemary Thandiwe Sitsheshe -- Personal accounts of organs and tissue theft / Linda Johnson --Kidney theft in a modern private hospital / Liliana Goffi.

Panel: Guy Micco (moderator), Lawrence Cohen, Michael M.Friedlaender, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Rosemary Thandiwe Sitsheshe, Linda Johnson, Lilian Goffi.

Medical triangle: Reviews the history and sociology of organ procurement and transplantation in India focusing on the origins of the market in kidneys, the emergence of marked regions of kidney sales, the role of private hospitals and their funding, of politicians and bureaucrats and foreign agents of various sorts.

Right to sell a kidney: A kidney transplant clinic in Jerusalem has been treating Arab and Israeli patients returning after buying kidneys abroad. These transplants, which are illegal in Israel, are discussed making a strong case for both the legalization of remuneration for kidney donation and also for strengthening the restraints on illegal transactions.

Body and commodity fetishism: The global traffic inhuman organs, tissues and body parts -- from the living as well as from the dead -- is examined as an anthropological analysis of postmodern forms of human sacrifice disguised as a "donation," rendered invisible by its anonymity, and hidden under the medical rhetoric of "life saving" and "gift giving.".

Human rights violations at the Cape Town police mortuary: A loophole in the South African Organ and Tissue Act has allowed some doctors to harvest tissues and organs without considering feelings of the next of kin, justifying their actions as motivated by the altruistic desire to "save lives.".

Personal accounts of organs and tissue theft: Recounts the experiences of an American wife who donated her husband's organs upon physician's request to discover later that they have been sold by "body brokers" in Germany.

Kidney theft in a modern private hospital: Recounts the theft of a kidney from a living patient in Argentina which occurred while she was being operated on for another medical condition. 184 min. Video/C 7413

The World Bank: The Great Experiment
A two part series showing the inner workings of the World Bank by examining its dealings with Uganda for an economic development project.

Part 1: Tug of War. Part 1 examines actual footage of closed-door meetings and conversations between Ugandan officials and officials of the World Bank providing insights into the negotiations process. 50 min. Video/C 5847

Part 2: Mountains of Debt. Part 2 focuses on Uganda's attempt to escape its spiral of poverty and the World Bank's efforts to prove that it is the international agency best placed to create a new beginning for Uganda. c1997. 50 min. Video/C 5848

The Witness Project
The Witness Project uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses.
Witness web site

Witness Basic Video Training Tips and Techniques. A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. Grip -- stability -- walking -- crabbing -- tracking -- planning -- tilting -- zooming -- focus -- sound -- light -- exposure -- white balance -- composition -- framing -- types of shots -- viewpoint -- direction -- safety -- date and time. A training video produced by the human rights organization Witness presenting basic skills of shooting video, including lighting, focus, sound, and framing an image. It also gives some safety tips for human rights documentation when using video cameras. 1996. 33 min. DVD 3271

Witness Creates Change. Help Witness give cameras to the world PSA -- Discrimination (2 excerpts) -- Violence against women (2 excerpts) -- Refugees and internally displaced persons (2 excerpts) -- Globalization (3 excerpts) -- Civil war/justice (4 excerpts) -- Eyes of the world PSA. 15 min. 2004. DVD 3273

Witness: Video for Change. A training video produced by the human rights organization Witness presenting ideas for using camcorders to create documentaries or public service announcements to show human rights abuses which can be brought as evidence before courts, governments, the media and the world. 2000. 25 min. DVD 3270

Witness PSA Compilation. International Criminal Court PSA -- Eyes of the world PSA. Witness empowers human rights defenders to use video as a tool to shine a light on those most affected by human rights violations. This compilation presents three public service announcements produced by Witness. 5 min. 1999. DVD 3274

Against the Tide of History: Landmines in the Casamance. Landmines continue to kill and maime civilians in Senegal while authorities disregard their obligations under the Mine Ban Treaty to provide assistance to victims. Since 1982, a civil war has been raging in Casamance, Senegal which has made Casamance the most mine-ridden zone in West Africa. 2004. 27 min. DVD 3248

Behind the Labels: Garment Workers on U.S. Saipan. Chinese and Filipina women pay high fees to work in garment factories on the pacific island of Saipan, the only U.S. territory exempt from labor and immigration laws. The clothing they sew, bearing the "Made in the USA" label, is shipped duty and quota-free to the U.S for sale by The GAP, J. Crew, Polo and other retailers. Powerful hidden camera footage, along with the garment workers' personal stories, offers a rare glimpse into indentured labor and the workings of the global sweatshop where 14 hour shifts, payless paydays, and lock-downs are routine. 2001. 46 min. DVD 3261

Books not Bars. Documents the inspiring youth-led movement against the massive prison industry in the U.S., illustrating the negative impact of for-profit prison industry on youth -- particularly those from communities of color. Looks at public misperceptions about the criminalization of youth and highlights the relationship between increases in prison spending and decreases in education spending. Youth activists challenge audiences to explore alternative options to detention and debunk public misperceptions about youth crime rates. The film provides inspiring examples of peer activism, youth organizing, and mobilization around prison issues, providing youth with tangible ways to get involved with the movement to reform the U.S. prison system. In the video, young activists convince the Board of Corrections to deny pre-approved state funding for Alameda County's effort to build the biggest per capita juvenile hall in the state of California. 2001. 22 min. DVD 3262

Bought and Sold. Based on a two year undercover investigation conducted by the Global Survival Network into the illegal trafficking in women from the Former Soviet republics, this documentary features interviews with traffickers, Russian mafia, trafficked women, and groups working to provide services to these women. 1997. 42 min. DVD 3253

Children of War. This chilling feature tells the story of Acholi school girls from St. Mary's College in Northern Uganda who were abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army to serve as child soldiers. Of the 250,000 child soldiers worldwide, many are used as sexual servants, spies, porters and frontline grunts. These unwilling combatants often find themselves subject to disease, physical assault and rape. Includes interviews with one of the girls who escaped and survived the ordeal, a teacher and the assistant headmistress at St. Mary's College who recounts the night of her students' abduction and the torturous process of trying to secure their release. 2000. 7 min. DVD 3235

The Day After Diallo: Organizers Speak Out on Police Brutality. Video highlights recurring police violence against people of color in the context of the killing of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed Black man who was shot forty-one times in the vestibule of his apartment by four members of the New York City Street Crimes Unit. On Feb. 25, 2000, a jury acquitted these officers of all charges. Protests erupted and confrontations between the police and demonstrators ensued. 2000. 6 min. DVD 3263

The Diamond Life. The Revolutionary United Front's attack on Freetown in January of 1999 was the culmination of a decade-long struggle between the RUF and the government of Sierra Leone. The rebel forces, bolstered by the former Sierra Leonean Army, which had turned on the government, swept into the city, killing, mutilating, and raping thousands in the continuing war over the control of the country's rich diamond fields. Since 1990, half the country's population of five million has been displaced. Today, Sierra Leone produces more refugees than any other country in Africa. 2000. 7 min. DVD 3236

The Empire's New Clothes. Investigates the situation in sweatshops in New York City where thousands of women, primarily recent immigrants from Chinese and Latino communities, are sewing garments under dangerous and unfair labor conditions, which often lead to psychological exhaustion, permanent disability and even death. 2000. 10 min. DVD 3266

Entrenched Abuse: Forced Labor in Burma. Despite its claims to the contrary, the Burmese military routinely forces hundreds of thousands of native people to work against their will and without pay on development projects, as porters in the military and in other forms of compulsory labor. This footage recorded in 2003 among three different ethnic groups in different regions of Burma all controlled by the Burmese military, examines the practice through interviews with indigenous Burmese. 2004. 12 min. DVD 3251

Expelled. For decades people of Haitian descent have faced discrimination and racism in the Dominican Republic. This video documents the Dominican government's practice of illegal explusions of people of Haitian descent who live in the Dominican Republic. 2001. 11 min. DVD 3244

Following Antigone: Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Investigations. Since 1984, the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) and other similar groups have helped families of human right victims to find, identify and bury the remnants of their loved ones and bring evidence to court. This documentary shows various aspects of the application of forensic sciences to human rights investigations. Using footage recorded by EAAF members in Argentina, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Haiti and East Timor during the past eighteen years, the documentary covers the entire process of investigation, including historical, archaeological, and laboratory methods, testimonies of relatives of the victims, and reburial ceremonies of the remains of their loved ones many years after they died. 2002. 40 min. DVD 3264

Forgotten People. Reveals human rights abuses that go unchecked in psychiatric hospitals, orphanages and mental retardation facilities around the world with primary focus on Mexico, Armenia and the Soviet Union. 2000. 10 min. DVD 3267

Fueling Abuse: Foreign Investment and Terror in Burma. Looks at the oppression of the Karen ethnic minority in Eastern Burma, where the military junta (SPDC) is systematically uprooting villages and brutalizing the civilian population. Foreign investment has provided much of the funding to fuel the repressive policies of the junta, and this expose draws attention to the action campaigns of the leading advocacy groups that are pressuring companies to withdrawn from projects in Burma. 2002. 7 min. DVD 3242

Garifunas Holding Ground. Looks at the struggle by the Afro-indigenous Garifuna in Honduras to protect their ancestral lands from environmental destruction as they fight to shut down an illegal highway that is destroying crops, old growth forest and water supplies. 2002. 11 min. DVD 3255

Human Rights Committee. Developed to familiarize non-governmental organizations with the Human Rights Committee (HRC), a U.N. treaty body. The video gives a visual introduction to the main functions of the committee and offers practical guidelines to help NGOs create effective evidence to develop a mutually beneficial relatonship with the HRC. A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. 1996. 37 min. DVD 3272

If Hope Were Enough. Documents how women victims and survivors of crime have suffered in conflict and non-conflict situations around the world and examines the options available to women. It presents the International Criminal Court as one of the promising avenues of justice that women can avail themselves of in the future. 2000. 9 min. DVD 3268

Kartoline nga Peja (Postcards From Peje). A video produced by a group of ethnic Albanian teenagers in the Kosovarian city of Peje during the summer of 2000. This is their own poignant story of what happened to them and their families during and after the war. 2001. 16 min. DVD 3243

Kosovo & Beyond. Demonstrates how future victims of human rights abuses similar to those perpetrated against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo could be served by the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Depicts visual evidence of the atrocities committed in Kosovo in violation of international law. 2000. 7 min. DVD 3254

The Landless Workers Movement of Brazil. Composed primarily of footage from the documentary entitled "Raiz forte", this film explores the Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil, and the obstacles the rural poor face in their lawful, peaceful struggle for land reform. 2001. 11 min. DVD 3259

A Massacre Remembered. Tells the story of Jesus Tecu Osorio, one of the few survivors of the Rio Negro Massacre that took place in Guatemala on March 13, 1982. After witnessing the massacre of more than one hundred children and nearly eighty women by members of the Guatemalan army and civil patrols, Jesus and seventeen other children were taken to work as servants in the houses of the patrollers who killed their families. Jesus lived in captivity for three years until freed by his only surviving sister. 2000. 4 min. DVD 3256

No Place to Go: Internally Displaced People in Burma. Burma, this documentary tells their story as the Burmese military government has systematically killed its own people using forced labor, forced movement, arbitrary executions and massacres. Almost a million people, primarily ethnic minorites such as the Karen, have been driven from their homes and forced to run into relocation camps or into the jungle where they have limited access to healthcare, shelter, or food, and must constantly relocate to avoid attack or capture by the Burmese forces. Many are subsequently forced to flee as refugees into neighboring Thailand. 2002. 14 min. DVD 3245

Now Is the Hardest Time: Poverty and Public Policy in the Tehuantepec Isthmus, Mexico. Explores the impact of government social policy on the lives of indigenous community members in the Tehuantepec Isthmus region of Oaxaca, Mexico. Looks at the changing dynamics of the communities, including men migrating in search of work, the loss of traditional knowledge, the impact of government policies that encourage dependency on cities, the increased use of pesticides and chemicals on crops and health policies in relation to women's reproductive rights. 2000. 10 min. DVD 3257

Operation Fine Girl: Rape Used as a Weapon of War in Sierra Leone. Documentary about the use of sexual violence against women as a weapon in the Sierra Leone civil war. The story is told through the eyes of survivors: women and girls, as well as the child soldiers and perpetrators. 2001. 46 min. DVD 3237

Policing the Police: Northern Ireland's Marching Season. For many people in the Protestant community of Northern Ireland the marching season is something to be celebrated, for many people in the Catholic community its something to be dreaded. Catholic demonstrators and protestors are subject to physical and verbal abuse by the police and their freedom of movement is severely limited. 2000. 8 min. DVD 3241

The Price of Youth. Examines the explosion in systematic tafficking of young girls and women from Nepal to work as prostitutes in neighboring Bombay, India. Looks at grassroots efforts to combat their forced prostitution and to rehabilitate these young victims. 2000. 10 min. DVD 3246

Refuge?: The Social and Economic Condition of Refugees in Senegal. Explores the issue of Mauritanian, Liberian and Sierra Leonean refugee rights in Senegal. 2000. 9 min. DVD 3238

Refugees: The Last Resort. Demonstrates the brutal violations of human rights that force people to flee from their homes and become refugees as their last hope for survival. 2000. 6 min. DVD 3269

A Right to Justice. Follows the struggle of the indigenous Maya Achi people of Guatemala to learn the truth of the Rio Negro genocide that took place on March 13, 1982. Includes footage of the recent trial of a few of the perpetrators and details recent efforts to document the atrocities and to secure justice through the prosecution of those responsible. 2001. 10 min. DVD 3258

Rise: Revolutionary Women Re-envisioning Afghanistan. Documents the lives of Afghans following the recent American-led military campaign. RAWA members interview refugees, victims of factional fighting and Taliban abuse as well as residents who witnessed the recent bombings of civilian homes. RAWA spokeswomen call for gender equality, democracy, freedom, and an end to foreign military intervention. Shot by members of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, using both a regular and a hidden camera. 2002. 14 min. DVD 3260

Road to Pineapple. Narrated by the filmmaker and indigenous rights activist Joey Lozano, this documentary examines the impact of for-export pineapple growing in the Philippines on the indigenous T'Boli people of South Catabato on Mindanao Island. 2001. 19 min. DVD 3247

Rule of the Gun in Sugarland. Documents in chilling detail a period of three months in 2001, when three indigenous leaders were murdered, others attacked and a village razed as members of the NAKAMATA indigeonous coalition peacefully and legally pursued ancestral land claims on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. 2001. 11 min. DVD 3239

Sanamacha's Story. Since the 1950s in the state of Manipur in Northeastern India, several secessionist movements have defied the Indian government. In response, India has militarized the region. This documentary looks at the kinapping of a 15-year-old boy, Sanamacha, who was taken from his home by the Indian military. Presents testimonies of witnesses and family members providing insight into the advocacy work grassroots groups in Manipur have done to bring the military's actions to justice. 1999. 11 min. DVD 3250

The Soul Eaters. Examines the challenges facing women in Western Africa, who are held responsible for unexplained deaths in their communities, and are accused of engaging in witchcraft and sorcery. In Burkina Faso, a "soul eater" is typically a woman who is past child bearing age, someone who may not have children, or someone who exhibits behavior that is somehow 'socially unacceptable'. Driven from their villages, often with no place to go, these women are marginalized from society, and many are unable to ever return to their homes. 2001. 7 min. DVD 3249

Voices from Silence. Investigates the abuse of psychiatric patients featuring testimonies from survivors of abuse in psychiatric institutions in New York State. 2002. 12 min. DVD 3265

Witness to Truth: A Video Report and Recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sierra Leone. Presents a powerful video counterpart to the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission's official report on the war, which contains key findings and recommendations from the Commission. The video presents an alternate lens through which citizens of Sierra Leone can evaluate the challenging investigation process of the TRC. 2004. 55 min. DVD 3252

Youth Interrupted. Addresses the need for justice and rehabilitation for juvenile participants in the Rwandan genocide through interviews with child soldiers and men who as children were forced to fight in the conflict. 2001. 6 min. DVD 3240

Working Women of the Worlds (Ouvrieres du monde)
Focusing on Levi Strauss & Co., this documentary follows the relocation of garment production from Western countries to nations such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent. It looks at the working conditions of these third world employees and also presents the stories of their western counterparts who are losing their jobs. A film by Marie France Collard, 2000. 53 min. Video/C 9478

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World Banking
Illustrates how the World Bank is at the leading edge of sustainable development; examines the Bank's new thrusts for the 1990's; looks specifically at Barber Conable's plans for focusing the Bank's resources on the economic development of emerging economies and protecting the environment. 1991. 30 min. Video/C MM547

World Peacekeeping: Defining America's Role

The U.S. Military: Waging Peace.First in a two-part series that examines the problems facing the American military in adapting to its new role in the post-Cold War era as peacekeeper in both international and intranational conflicts. This segment shows how the U.S., the world's only remaining superpower, is retraining its forces to maintain peace in volatile areas around the globe. Military experts discuss the difficulties that occur when United Nations forces intervene in the internal disputes of nations. U.S. peace-keeping missions in Bosnia, Somalia, and other trouble spots are used to demonstrate the pitfalls of humanitarian military operations. A U.S. Army Brigadier General and an expert on international law offer insights into the issue. 1998. 29 min. Video/C 6822

Tribal Conflicts: New Role for the Military. Second in a two-part series that examines the problems facing the American military in adapting to its new role in the post-Cold War era as peacekeeper in both international and intranational conflicts. In this segment, a nation used to be defined as a community with a common language, culture, history, and religion, capable of economic and political independence, equipped to defend itself militarily. The definition has changed, as evidenced in Ireland, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union, where factions within nations vie for supremacy. Explores the difficulties that this new reality presents for U.S. peacekeeping operations. 1998. 29 min. Video/C 6823

Worlds Apart.(Way We Live: Introduction to Sociology ; 10)
Why can one continent be relatively affluent and another mired in poverty? This lesson looks at stratification on a global scale and introduces the ideas of globalization and neo-liberalism. The lesson features Doctors Without Borders -- an organization whose stated aim is to serve populations in need anywhere in the world irrespective of religious, political or social barriers that may exist. Commentary: Suraj Achar, John Macionis, David A. Smith, Michael Mann, Ruth Milkman, Edna Bonacich, Arlie Hochschild, Raka Ray, Craig Calhoun, Chris Chase-Dunn, Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Jonathan Turner. 2005. 27 min. DVD 4805

Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity
Follows author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's travels and offers insights into genocide's dimensions, causes, and patterns and the role it plays in politics and human affairs. Goldhagen speaks with killers, survivors, witnesses, journalists and political leaders whose stories provide insights into why genocides continue to plague our planet. Is it possible for us to prevent genocide and save millions of lives? Based on the book "Worse than war" by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. Directed by Mike Dewitt. 2010. 2 hr. DVD X4440

WTO, A Threat to Humanity.
Presents an in-depth look at the history and current policies of the World Trade Organization. Among the issues discussed are NAFTA's impact on corn production in Mexico, the effects of genetically modified seeds on world agricultural systems, agricultural subsidies in developed countries and their negative impact on food production in developing countries, intellectual property and patents on indigenous plants and knowledge, privatization of natural resources and competition for cheap labor. 2003. 54 min. Video/C MM853

The Yes Men
A comedic documentary which follows The Yes Men, a small group of prankster activists, as they gain world-wide notoriety for impersonating the World Trade Organization on television and at business conferences around the world. The film begins when two members of The Yes Men, Andy and Mike, set up a website that mimics the World Trade Organization's --and it's mistaken for the real thing. They play along with the ruse and soon find themselves invited to important functions as WTO representatives. Delighted to represent the organization they politically oppose, Andy and Mike don thrift-store suits and set out to shock unwitting audiences with darkly comic satire that highlights the worst aspects of global free trade. Directed by Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, Sarah Price. 2003. 82 min. DVD X19

Zoned for Slavery: The Child Behind the Label
Looks at the operations of off-shore corporations contracted by American businesses, investigating the long and difficult hours that children are working in developing countries to produce brand name American products such as Gitano, Gap, Osh Kosh, and Eddie Bauer. Includes information presented by Charles Kernighan from the National Labor Committee. 1995. 23 min. Video/C MM1000

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