International Terrorism

September 11, 2001 and Its Aftermath

9/11 Conspiracies and Cover-ups
Post-911 Civil Liberties / Contesting the War on Terrorism

Domestic Terrorism

World Terrorism
Middle East Videography (for videos about Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.)
Terrorism in the Movies

Television Archive (a library of world perpsectives on 9/11)
September 11, 2001, documentary project (Library of Congress)

September 11, 2001 and Its Aftermath

Understanding 9/11A Television News Archive (via The Internet Archive)
Peace & Conflict Studies (for videos about the war in Iraq)

9/11 News Coverage

CNN: Attack on America, 11/09/01
Twenty four hour live news coverage by CNN of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, including the collapse of the towers, the damage at the Pentagon, rescue activities, interviews with survivors, firefighters, police, and political figures.
Cassette 1: 9/11/01, 5:45 AM (Pacific time) (2:02) -- Cassette 2. 9/11/01, 7:45 AM (1:16) -- Cassette 3. 9/11/01, 9:00 AM (2:43) -- Cassette 4. 9/11/01, 11:30 AM (2:41) -- Cassette 5. 9/11/01, 2:00 PM (2:30) -- Cassette 6. 9/11/01, 4:30 PM (32:11) -- Cassette 7. 9/11/01, 5:00 PM (2:40) -- Cassette 8. 9/11/01, 7:30 PM (2:14) -- Cassette 9. 9/11/01, 10:00 PM (2:38) -- Cassette 10. 9/12/01, 12:30 AM (32:40) -- Cassette 11. 9/12/01, 1:00 AM (2:30) -- Cassette 12. 9/12/01, 3:30 AM (2:39).
Cassette 1 contains air strikes on both Trade Center towers with the collapse of the first tower; cassette 2 contains the collapse of the second tower and damage to the Pentagon. DVD 7480 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 8407

Fox News: Attack on America, 11/09/01
Twenty four hour live news coverage by CNN of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, including the collapse of the towers, the damage at the Pentagon, rescue activities, interviews with survivors, firefighters, police, and political figures.
Cassette 1. 9/11/01, 5:45 AM (Pacific time) (2:33) -- Cassette 2. 9/11/01, 8:15 AM (45:30) -- Cassette 3. 9/11/01, 9:00 AM (2:44) -- Cassette 4. 9/11/01, 11:30 AM (2:32) -- Cassette 5. 9/11/01, 2:00 PM (2:41) -- Cassette 6. 9/11/01, 4:30 PM (32:05) -- Cassette 7. 9/11/01, 5:00 PM (2:40) -- Cassette 8. 9/11/01, 7:30 PM (2:31) -- Cassette 9. 9/11/01, 10:00 PM (2:41) -- Cassette 10. 9/12/01, 12:30 AM (30:45) -- Cassette 11. 9/12/01, 1:00 AM (2:39) -- Cassette 12. 9/12/01, 3:30 AM (2:30).
Cassette 1 contains air strikes on both Trade Center towers with the collapse of the first tower; cassette 2 contains the collapse of the second tower and damage to the Pentagon. DVD 7481 [preservation copy]; Video/C 8408

9.11 (The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition)
On the morning of September 11, 2001, brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on a documentary about a rookie New York City firefighter. Hearing a roar in the sky, Jules turned his camera upward - just in time to film the only existing image of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center Tower 1. With cameras rolling, the Naudets follow NYC firefighters into the heart of what would be known as Ground Zero. A striking tribute to real-life heroes who rose to extraordinary acts of courage and compassion. Originally broadcast on CBS in 2001. 130 min. DVD 1320

Craps, Stef. "Conjuring Trauma: The Naudet Brothers' 9/11 Documentary." Canadian Review of American Studies/Revue Canadienne d'Etudes Americaines, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 183-204, 2007 UC users only

Cut on location and filmed between September 11 and 27, 2001, this film presents the voices of New York City in mourning, a city coming to terms with the aftermath of events on September 11th. Residents respond to the tragedy with spontaneous memorials, public sites of grief and discourse where mobilization for peace and justice begin to emerge culminating with a NYC peace march. The film also offers critical perspectives of U.S. policy leading up to the World Trade Center attack and documents the media treatment and racial backlash against Arab-Americans and how those communities are responding. 28 min. Video/C 8502

The 9/11 Commission Report
An exhaustive, objective look at the findings of the 9/11 Commission's report, the work that went into it, and the repercussions of its release. Here are the stories of the families who lost loved ones, and of misinterpreted signals and missed opportunities. Produced by CBS Eye Too Productions for History Television Network Productions. c2004. 92 min. DVD 5128

Directors, Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran), Claude Lelouch (France), Yusuf Shahin (Egypt), Danis Tanovic (Bosnia-Herzogovina), Idrissa Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso), Ken Loach (U.K.), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Mexico), Amos Gitai (Israel), Mira Nair (India), Sean Penn (U.S.), Shohei Imamura (Japan).

Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samira Makhmalbaf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yusuf Shahin presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovic presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'tat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzlez Inarritu presents flashes of images.of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitai presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonely widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shohei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats. 2002. 135 min. DVD 3488

After September 11th: Reimagining Manhattan's Downtown
Architects talk about how they felt after the attack on September 11th, 2001, present their ideas of what to build on the site, and explain how they would build a memorial to the victims. 2002. 58 min. Video/C 9636

The al-Qaeda Files
Dist.: PBS. c2006. 57 min. each installment. DVD 6685
Looking for Answers: Discusses the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the roots of hatred found in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, radical Islam, and the failure of U.S. intelligence on September 11, 2001. 57 min.

Man Who Knew. Examines the career of FBI agent John O'Neill, focusing on the time when he was in charge of counter-terrorism. His study of the issues convinced him that something like the September 11 attacks was likely to occur. After leaving the FBI, he became head of security at the World Trade Center, where he was among the victims killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

In Search of Al Qaeda. Follow the trail of Al Qaeda from the Afghan border areas into Pakistan's cities as U.S. and Pakistani authorities track down some of the network's leaders. The journey continues to other Middle Eastern countries, where local villagers, officials and others are interviewed about what has happened to Al Qaeda and its efforts to regroup.

Chasing the Sleeper Cell. In-depth examination of a major, ongoing, domestic terrorism case involving Al Qaeda operatives and the American citizens they trained. Questions are also raised about the effectiveness of the FBI and the CIA and whether or not the new tools they have are the right ones to contain the threat at home.

Son of Al Qaeda. Growing up in the 1990s, Abdurahman Khadr's playmates were the children of his father's longtime friend, Osama bin Laden. How Khadr was raised to be an Al Qaeda terrorist -- and how he ultimately found himself working for the U.S. -- is the focus of Frontline's "Son of Al Qaeda." Through interviews with Khadr as well as his mother and siblings, the documentary recounts his incredible journey from terrorist upbringing to CIA informant, offering a revealing glimpse inside the mindset of an Al Qaeda family.

Al Qaeda's New Front. As Al Qaeda terrorist cells are uncovered in the U.K., Germany, Italy and Spain, Frontline investigates the new front in the war on terror: Europe. It discusses the challenges of intelligence services on both sides of the Atlantic, which has been exacerbated by political division over the Iraq war.

Hunting bin Laden On Friday, August 7, 1998, two cars exploded simultaneously at United States embassies in Africa, killing 268 people and injuring more than 5,000. The accused mastermind of the bombings was named immediately: Osama bin Laden, an exiled Saudi millionaire. This program investigates bin Laden, his followers, and the Africa bombings.

America: A Tribute to Heroes
A 2 hour telethon, which aired on all the major TV networks where celebrities and entertainers raised money for the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, and the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania.

Contents: My city of ruin / Bruce Springsteen -- Tom Hanks -- Love's in need of love today / Stevie Wonder featuring Take 6 -- George Clooney -- Walk on / U2 -- Muslim kids -- Will Smith and Muhammad Ali -- There will come a day / Faith Hill -- Kelsey Grammer -- I won't back down / Tom Petty and the Hearthbreakers -- Jim Carrey -- Hero / Enrique Iglesias -- Missing -- Imagine / Neil Young -- Cameron Diaz -- Someday we'll all be free / Alicia Keys -- Robin Williams -- Wish you were here / Limp Bizkit with John Rzeznik -- Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits -- New York state of mind / Billy Joel -- Calista Flockhart and Amy Brenneman -- I belive in love / Dixie Chicks -- Memorial montage / One -- Everyday / Dave Matthews -- Conan O'Brien and Sarah Jessica Parker -- Redemption song / Wyclef Jean -- Tom Cruise -- Hero / Mariah Carey -- Ray Romano -- Livin' on a prayer / Bon Jovi -- Lucy Liu -- Safe and sound / Sheryl Crow -- Sela Ward and Jane Kaczmarek -- Fragile / Sting -- Julia Roberts -- Long road / Eddie Vedder -- Moments of silence / Chris Rock -- Bridge over troubled water / Paul Simon -- Robert DeNiro -- God Bless America / Celine Dion -- Clint Eastwood -- America the beautiful / Willie Nelson. 120 min. Video/C 8523

America Remembers
Assembled from the television program CNN Presents' compiles coverage of 9/11 and the months that followed. This comprehensive documentary includes a minute-by-minute account of the events of 9/11, eyewitness accounts of the destruction and the heroics, exclusive footage from the CNN newsroom and control room, an examination of the anthrax attacks, homeland security, and Operation Enduring Freedom. Special features: Interactive menu ; additional footage of Bush's rally speech before Congress. c2002. 90 min. DVD 1302

Semmerling, Tim Jon. "CNN's America Remembers: The 'Real' Attack (2002)." In: "Evil" Arabs in American popular film : orientalist fear Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: MAIN: PN1995.9.A68 S46 2006)

[Bin Laden, Osama] Bin Ladin Yatahaddath
An interview with Osama Bin Ladin in Arabic. In this December 1998 interview broadcast by the al-Jazirah Channel, he talks about himself and his views on politics and jihad. In Arabic. 85 min. Video/C 9559

[Bin Laden, Osama] Focus & Analysis of Osama Bin Laden Video
Live news coverage and analysis by several networks of the terrorist Osama Bin Laden accused of organizing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Includes coverage of the "hunt" for Bin Laden by U.S. troops in Afghanistan and analysis of the Taliban terrorist organization. Contents: CNN Live Today 12/27/01, 7:05 AM (Pacific time) (11:25) -- CNN new war 12/27/01, 9:40 AM (5:55) -- CNN Talk Back 12/27/01, 12:05 PM (25:24) -- CNN America's new war 12/27/01, 1:06 PM (10:32) -- CNN Wolf Blitzer Reports 12/27/01, 2:06 PM (12:22) -- CNN Wolf Blitzer Reports 12/27/01, 4:07 PM (13:32) -- CNN, America's new war 12/26/01, 1:06 PM (4:08) -- NBC Nightly News 1/04/02, 6:30 PM (3:07). DVD 8418 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 8590

[Bin Laden, Osama] Networks Analyze Recent Footage of Osama Bin Laden
Live news coverage and analysis by several networks presenting recent footage of the terrorists Osama Bin Laden and his associate Mohammed Atef, both accused of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Includes segments of speeches and remarks by Bin Laden. Contents: CNN live 10/05/01, 8:35 AM (Pacific time) (2:58) -- Fox News live 10/05/01, 9:09 AM (1:51) -- MSNBC live 10/05/01, 9:02 AM (1:32) -- Fox News live 10/05/01, 10:04 AM (2:15) -- CNN headling news second watch 10/05/01, 1:48 PM (1:42) -- MSNBC live 10/08/01, 7:18 AM (2:14) -- CNN, The point with Greta Van Susteren 10/18/01, 5:38 PM (3:57). 2001. Total: 16 min. DVD 8214 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 8409

[Bush, George W.] Presidential News Conference [10/11/01] [C-SPAN]
Following a brief statement outlining the progress of the U.S. campaign against terrorism and the Taliban regime, President Bush answered questions from reporters gathered in the East Room for a prime time news conference. Among the topics he addressed were the scope of operations against terrorism, threats to the U.S., and the role of the United Nations. He endedthe conference with a call on American youth to donate one dollar to aid the children of Afghanistan. C-SPAN: Presented in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 11, 2001. 45 min. Video/C 8395

[Bush, George W.] President Bush address to Congress [09/20/01]
In this ABC News special President Bush addresses a joint session of Congress following terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Bush discusses the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks including the need for future justice that shall be sought out for the perpetrators of the crime. 58 min. Video/C 8516

[Bush, George W.] Presidential Address [9/20/01] [C-SPAN]
President Bush addressed a joint session of Congress following terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He pledged to pursue terrorists around the world, called on Americans to be patient in what could turn out to be a protracted operation, demanded cooperation by Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, and praised the American people for their resilience in the wake of the attacks. C-SPAN: Recorded Sept. 20, 2001 in Washington, D.C. 63 min. Video/C 8391

[Bush, George W.] National Prayer Service [9/14/01] [C-SPAN]
President Bush, several former presidents, and other dignitaries gathered in recognition of a National Day of Prayer and rememberance for victims, family members and rescue workers of New York and Washington terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The event included patriotic songs and devotional music as well as remarks by leaders of several different faith groups. C-SPAN: Recorded Sept. 14, 2001 in Washington, D.C. 139 min. Video/C 8393 (See also Video/C 8517)

[Bush, George W.] Day of Prayer and Remembrance, National Cathedral, [9/14/01]
In this ABC News special President Bush, several former presidents, and other dignitaries gathered in recognition of a National Day of Prayer and rememberance for victims, family members and rescue workers of New York and Washington terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The event included several patriotic songs and devotional music as well as remarks by leaders of several different faith groups. 88 min. Video/C 8517 (See also Video/C 8393)

Campaign Against Terror
On the one-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Frontline tells the behind-the-scenes story of the U.S. and world response. The first hour of "Campaign Against Terror" chronicles, through interviews with key players, how complex diplomatic maneuvering led to the formation of an international coalition against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. It also details how the White House, Pentagon, and the CIA moved quickly to develop a plan for fighting a new kind of war. The second hour of this documentary focuses on how this first war of the 21st century was fought. Originally broadcast on the television program: Frontline on Sept. 8, 2002. 120 min. Video/C 9572

CBS Evening News

September 11, 2001. Dan Rather (anchor), Byron Pitts, Lee Cowan. News coverage of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, including the collapse of the towers, the damage at the Pentagon, hijacking of airplanes, rescue activities, interviews with survivors, firefighters, police and political figures. 60 min. DVD 8464

September 12, 2001. Dan Rather (anchor), Byron Pitts, Lee Cowan. Continuing news coverage on the day after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, including the hunt for those responsible, rescue activities, interviews with survivors, firefighters, police and political figures. 60 min. DVD 8465

Ground Zero Chronicles key stories about the site of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, "Ground zero." Beginning on September 19th, 2001, this compiliaton covers the Ground Zero site status as it moves from a search and rescue mission to a cleanup effort, and finally to a historic and memorial site. Concludes with live coverage of the Towers of Light Ceremony on March 11th, 2002. 32 min. DVD 8473

The Center of the World.(New York: A Documentary Film; episode 8)
Looks at the rise and fall of the World Trade Center, whose epic fifty-year history sheds new light on every theme and issue in the city's long march to the center of the world. The episode comes to a climax with the harrowing events of September 11, 2001 and the extraordinary response of the city's people to the worst crisis in their history. A film by Ric Burns. 2004. 180 min. DVD 3771

The Day the Towers Fell.
Contains first hand accounts of the events of September 11 and the days that followed, told by the amateur photographers who share their personal photos. Includes an interview of Professor Angus Gillespie by Harry Smith. 2002. 50 min. DVD 5131

Faith & Doubt at Ground Zero.
Frontline illuminates the myriad spiritual questions that have come out of the terror, pain, and destruction of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, and explores how the spiritual lives of both believers and non-believers have been challenged in the aftermath of September 11 by questions of good and evil, God's culpability, and the potential for darkness within religion itself. 2004. 120 min. DVD 4663

From the Ashes
Profiles ten artists who lived in lower Manhattan at the time of the terrorist attack. Includes interviews with the artists who relate their experiences of September 11, 2001, how they picked up the shattered pieces of their lives and struggled to redefine the meaning of their art. Presents scenes of lower Manhattan in the days following the attack, as the artists clean up their homes, share housing with friends, and begin to get back to work and normal life. Artists interviewed: Skip Blumberg, Pat Oleszko, Tony Nunziata, Laurie Anderson, Deborah Shaffer, Oscar Santiago, Shahzia Sikander, Barbara Friedman, Jane Hammond, Joseph Rodriguez. c2001. 56 min. Video/C 9043

First Run/Icarus catalog

How Should We Use Our Power? Iraq and the War on Terror
Debate: How Should We Use Our Power? Iraq and the War on Terror The Goldman Forum on the Press and Foreign Affairs, in conjunction with the J-School, hosts a debate between I.F. Stone Fellow Christopher Hitchens and J-School Professor Mark Danner on the topic of America's role in Iraq. The event is introduced by Paul Gray, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UC Berkeley. It is moderated by Orville Schell Dean, Graduate School of Journalism. The event took place January 28, 2003 at 7:30pm in Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley. 1 hour, 41 minutes. Video/C 9448

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Hunting bin Laden [1]
On Friday, August 7, 1998, two cars exploded simultaneously at United States embassies in Africa, killing 268 people and injuring more than 5,000. The accused mastermind of the bombings was named immediately: Osama bin Laden, an exiled Saudi millionaire. This program investigates bin Laden, his followers, and the Africa bombings. Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program: Frontline. c2000. 60 min. DVD 6685; vhs Video/C 8322

Hunting bin Laden [2]
Investigates Osama bin Laden, his followers, and the bombings of two African embassies in 1998. This edition has been updated to cover the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, of which bin Laden is also accused. Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program: Frontline. 2001. 55 min. Video/C 8355

Lest We Forget
After the Terrorist attacks of 9/11, some Americans began defining a new "enemy alien"--American Arabs, South Asians, Muslims. Through a critical lens, this film explores a lesson that history has forgotten; of a country alienating its own citizens and violating their civil liberties once again. After Pearl Harbor it was being of Japanese ancestry, now it is Arabic descent, brown skin, belief in Islam. Looks at stories of individuals affected by the Japanese internments during WWII and draws parallels with events post-9/11, investigating how extensive "homeland security" can cross the line to racial attacks and unjust treatment of innocent individuals. c2003. 57 min. Video/C 9974

[Lindh, John Walker]Focus on American Taliban
Live news coverage of John Walker Lindh, an American who converted to Islam and became a jihadist, a "holy warrior" in the Taliban terrorist organization in Afghanistan. Contents: MSNBC 1/9/02, 12:46 PM (Pacific time) (2:25) -- ABC World news tonight 1/23/02, 6:33 PM (3:36). 5 min. Video/C 8630

National Prayer Service [9/14/01] [C-SPAN]
President Bush, several former presidents, and other dignitaries gathered in recognition of a National Day of Prayer and rememberance for victims, family members and rescue workers of New York and Washington terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The event included patriotic songs and devotional music as well as remarks by leaders of several different faith groups. C-SPAN: Recorded Sept. 14, 2001 in Washington, D.C. 139 min. Video/C 8393

New York City Prayer Service [9/23/01] [C-SPAN]
New York political leaders and leaders of several different religions in the U.S. conducted a prayer service in Yankee Stadium for victims and families of those killed or missing in the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Religious leaders represented Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and Hindu faiths. The service included both sacred and patriotic music. C-SPAN: Recorded Sept. 23, 2001 in Washington, D.C. 192 min. Video/C 8392

Memorial Service for Victims [10/11/01] [C-SPAN]
President George W. Bush and military officials marked the one-month anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon at a memorial service for the victims on the steps of the Pentagon. C-SPAN: Recorded October 11, 2001. 104 min. Video/C 8394

On Native Soil
This is the story of September 11, 2001...the events leading up to it, the tragic day itself, and the aftermath, based on the 9/11 Commission Report study. Features interviews with family members, John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Max Cleland. Based on the book "The 9/11 Commission Report". Special features: Extended never-before-seen interviews ; The complete 9/11 Commission Report ; Court TV Catherine Crier toundtable. Produced and directed by Linda Ellman. 2005. 119 min. DVD 6786

Operation Enduring Freedom: America Fights Back
Reviews the escalating actions taken by the United States in Afghanistan, using airstrikes and other tactics to eliminate the Taliban and its leader, Osama bin Laden, after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Produced with the cooperation of the United States Department of Defense and contains previously classified battle footage seen for the first time. c2002. 65 min. DVD 1304

Q, What's Wrong with This Picture?: A Valentine
Jason Kessler is a filmmaker who lives less than a mile from what was once the World Trade Center. This is a film about what he saw when he left home one morning and looked up. What he saw and heard during the days and nights that followed in the no-longer-familiar streets of his hometown are what are included in this powerful, very moving and ultimately uplifting documentary. Completed within 3 weeks of the collapse of the towers, this articulate film looks at a neighborhood stunned by tragedy and the first spasms of healing that followed. c2001. 20 min. DVD 9518 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 9439

Follows the nearly ten-year transformation of five people whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001 and simultaneously tracks via time lapse photography the evolution of the space where the Twin Towers once rose. A moving portrait of how trauma and grief metamorphose into hope and rebuilding as the human spirit transcends the unthinkable over time. Special features (Disc 2): Audio commentary with director Jim Whitaker and director of photography Thomas Lappin ; 14 cameras, 24 hours: video about the time-lapse project ; extended cut of the time-lapse footage ; Project Rebirth video. Directed by Jim Whitaker. c2011. 108 min. DVD X6582

Remember September 11, 2001
This program progresses through a timeline of the events of 9/11 to present facts and video images of one dark day that has already become a turning point for American civilization. Footage was gathered from the Associated Press, various news sources, amateur home video, and private organizations.... Many of the most terrifying moments are remembered through first-hand accounts of actual survivors and emergency workers. c2002. 25 min. DVD 1303

Reno: Rebel Without a Pause
Comedienne Reno gives her reflection on the September 11th terrorist attack. Reno was the first artist to take on the challenge of dealing with 9/11 a month after the attack. Directed by Nancy Savoca. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. c2002. 72 min. DVD X3667

The Road to September 11
Produced by Al Jazeera Satellite Channel. Al Jazeera Satellite Channel presents an exclusive interview with two of "The Tanzim Al-Qaeda" main leaders who had a focal role in the planning of the terrorist attacks on Washington and New York. Also includes interviews with parents of the attackers, representatives from the U.S. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the CIA, and the Muslim community in Europe as well as writers and other interested persons. In Arabic with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, French and Arabic. c2002 120 min. DVD 1599

Sacred Ground.
An investigative report telling the inside story of the first stormy year in the plans to rebuild on the site of the World Trade Center, after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. With exclusive access to architect Daniel Libeskind -- this documentary reveals how the desire to build the world's most meaningful architectural tribute descended into a billion-dollar battle for the soul of Ground Zero. 2004. 57 min. DVD 4478

The Second Day
Ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, 14-year old Brook Peters shares the inspiring, healing reflections of his classmates, teachers and counselors who lived through it. A film by Brook Peters. Dist.: The Video Project. c2011 37 min. DVD X7212

71 West Broadway, Ground Zero, NY
Filmaker Beverly Peterson's personal video record about what happened to her neighbors in downtown New York, and to herself, in the months that began with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center. The filmaker and her companion, the artist Farrell Brickhouse, were unable to return to their home two blocks from the Trade Center for many weeks, and she chronicles the formidable tasks of cleaning up and applying for disaster assistance. The small businesses in the area, many run by immigrants, faced the same challenges and a loss of business. c2002. 20 min. Video/C 9253

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Target America
Following Sept. 11, the nation's top leaders gathered to decide the U.S. response. This documentary examines the debate within the context of the history of terrorist attacks against the United States by Islamic fundamentalists, beginning with the American Embassy workers taken hostage in Iran during Jimmy Carter's presidency. Looks at other incidents--the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, the killing of American soldiers in a Berlin nightclub, the downing of Pan Am 103, and the first attack on the World Trade Center. Discusses the American government's attempts to deal with these attacks, particularly focusing on the Reagan administration. Uncovers a long-standing division within the nation's security apparatus about how to deal with an enemy that has been targeting America and Americans for decades. c2001. 60 min. Video/C 8443

Twin Towers
The Harlem based division of the NYPD Emergency Services Squad, who were among the first to respond to the 9/11 crisis, are profiled on the job prior to the 9/11 attacks ... then revisited in the aftermath of the tragedy. Directed by Robert David Port and Bill Guttentag. c2004. 35 min. DVD 3843

Academy Award - Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Underground Zero
A collaborative film project comprised of a collection of short films by a variety of experimental and documentary filmmakers in response to the events of September 11, 2001.

Contents: Main program : The End of summer (3 min.) / Frazer Bradshaw -- Voice of the prophet (7 min.) / Robert Edwards -- China diary (911) (12 min.) / Eva Brzeski -- Isaiah's rap (3 min.) / Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman -- Brief encounter with Tibetan monks (5 min.) / Paul Harrill -- Scene from an endless war (2 min.) / Norman Cowie -- The World is a classroom (14 min.) / Caveh Zahedi -- A Strange mourning (5 min.) / David Driver -- 21 (3 min.) / Laura Plotkin -- Carefully taught (4 min.) / Valerie Soe -- World as we know it (4 min.) / John Haptas & Kristine Samuelson -- Prayer (3 min.) / Jay Rosenblatt -- Untitled (6 min.) / Ira Sachs. Program two: New York (6 min.) / Chel White -- Brooklyn promenade (3 min.) / Mark Street -- Both towers have fallen (2 min.) / Cathy Cook -- No news (4 min.) / Bushra Azzouz -- Parthenogenesis (2 min.) / Marina Zurkow -- Language lessons (9 min.) / Jeanne C. Finley & John Muse -- End of an era (6 min.) / Lucas Sabean -- Meal (4 min.) -- Cathy Crane & Sarah Lewison -- Collateral damage (3 min.) / Marcia Jarmel -- Drink from the river (3 min.) / Thad Povery & The Scratch Film Junkies -- Fear itself (3 min.) / Dan Weir -- Wake (4 min.) / Abigail Severance & Julia Inez Gandelsonas -- Awake (1 min.) / Greg Watkins -- 9/10 (8 min.) / Thomas Logoreci. 128 min. DVD 2154

Understanding America's Terrorist Crisis: What Should Be Done
Moderator, Lewis H. Lapham; panelists, Barton J. Bernstein, Robert Higgs, Thomas Gale Moore, Gore Vidal. Opening and closing remarks by David J. Theroux. How did the United States come to be so hated and what can be done? A panel of celebrated authors and scholars discusses the threat of terrorism after the 9/11 attacks. The panel also discusses the response of the American political establishment to terrorist threats. Sponsored by the Independent Institute ; co-sponsored by Harper's Magazine. Videotape of a panel discussion at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, April 18, 2002. 106 min. Video/C MM1105

Update on the War on Terrorism and Iraq
On October 3, 2002, Dean Michael Nacht gave an informal and informational talk on the status of the Bush Administration's efforts to wage war with Iraq. Nacht, as well as Dean and Professor of Public Policy, specializes in U.S. national security policy, international affairs and in management strategies for public organizations. He served from 1994 to 1997 as Assistant Director for Strategic and Eurasian Affairs of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency where he led the Agency's work on nuclear arms reduction and missile defense negotiations with Russia and initiated nuclear arms control talks with China. He is the author or co-author of five books and more than sixty other publications in these fields, most recently "National Missile Defense: An American Perspective." He currently chairs an advisory panel for the U.S. Department of Defense on combating terrorism using weapons of mass destruction. Michael Nacht is the Aaron Wildavsky Dean and Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.

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Why the Towers Fell
After the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, this documentary follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they search for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the building's original design to searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence, this is the most extensive disaster investigation ever undertaken. The team tested building materials, calculated the role of the jet fuel in the fire, estimated the speed of the aircraft and the damage to the building's core, and then analyzed the effectiveness of the escape and fire protection systems. Also includes interviews with survivors and rescue personnel. Originally broadcast in 2002 as a segment of: Nova. Special features: Access to special web features: Above the impact: a survivor's story ; towers of innovation, the collapse: an engineer's perspective ; outfitting firefighters ; the structure of metal ; a letter from the producer ; the FEMA report ; chapter search.c2002. 60 min. DVD 1305

The World as We Know It
The World as We Know It was made in response to a call put out to the American documentary community in the weeks after 9/11 for short films addressing that tragedy and its aftermath. "9/11: The flags come out and we go to war. Smart bombs or not, just war or not, both the guilty and the innocent die -- as they always have, in appalling numbers, through the centuries." Produced and directed by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson. 4 min. 2001. DVD 9574

World Trade Center: Anatomy of the Collapse
Examination of the engineering, construction and design of the World Trade Center and the reasons for its collapse in the attack of September 11, 2001. Includes historical footage of construction and the attacks in 1993 and 2001, and computer simulations of the structure. Also includes commentary from architects, structural engineers, and the project manager, Guy Tozzoli. 2002. 52 min. DVD 1423

The World Trade Center In Memoriam
Filmed just months prior to the September 11th terrorist attack, this video records the 27 year history of the World Trade Center towers and host, Harry Smith comments on it acting as a memorial to the their destruction. Examines the monument as architectural achievement, cultural icon and American symbol. Includes interviews, photos and archival footage of the construction of the towers. 2001. 55 min. DVD 5132

The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon
Discusses the construction, 27 year presence, and bombing destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City. Following the main program (ca. 95 min.) Harry Smith interviews Angus Kress Gillespie, author of a book about the World Trade Center. 2002. 100 min. DVD 5130

WTC: The First 24 Hours, 9.11.2001
Shot by an independent filmmaker, this documents the first 24 hours at "ground zero" in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. It begins with the fall of the twin towers, travels through the smoldering site showing people on the site working in a fervor, then dazed and trance-like. The images speak for themselves intentionally devoid of commentary and music. Produced by Etienne Sauret and David Carrara. 2002. 48 min. DVD 1142; also VHS Video/C 8840

Porrovecchio, Mark J. "Apocalypse Documented: An Audiovisual Representation of September 11, 2001." In: Media and the Apocalypse / edited by Kylo-Patrick R. Hart & Annette M. Holba. New York : Peter Lang, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks P96.A66 M43 2009)

9/11 Conspiracies and Cover-ups

9/11 and the American Empire
David Ray Griffin, author and Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Theology at the Claremont School of Theology, examines evidence that the 9/11 attacks were orchestrated by the Bush Administration to expand his empire. Addressed to religious people who take their religion's principles seriously he addresses the moral and ethical aspects of the American war of terror. "With 170 added graphics and video clips." Broadcast on C-SPAN2, April 30, 2005. 83 min. DVD 8489

9/11 Guilt: The Proof is in Your Hands
A documentary "exposing the core facts of the September 11 attack. Provides conclusive evidence that the Twin Towers and Building 7 of the World Trade Center were brought down by controlled demolitions." A film y Don Paul, Jim Hoffman, and Celestine Star. Contents: Proving controlled demolition of World Trade Center Building 7 and the Twin Towers -- Indicting financiers behind the crimes of 9/11/01 -- What we can do, investigate 9/11/01 and judge for yourself -- Special features: Jim Hoffman: F.D.N.Y. & E.M.S. testimonies -- Don Paul: Federal Reserve System & Council on Foreign Affairs. 2005. 78 min. DVD 6368

9/11 Mysteries: Demolition
Asks a series of questions about the September 11, 2001 attacks with a focus on the physics of how a 110-story building collapsed in 10 seconds. It's ninety minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with eye-opening testimonials. "Get a better understanding that sheds light into what happened on 9/11." Written and directed by Smallstorm. DVD 9202

9/11, The Myth and the Reality
Presents three speeches by David Ray Griffin who addresses the timeline and physical evidence of September 11 for unresolved inconsistencies. Gathering stories from the mainstream press, reports from other countries, the work of other researchers, and the contradictory words of US government officials, he presents a case that leaves little doubt that the attacks of 9/11 need to be further investigated. Disc 1. 9/11, the myth & the reality (2006, 107 min.) -- Disc 2. Truth and politics: unanswered questions about 9/11(2004, 59 min.) -- Flights of fancy: The 9/11 Commission’s incredible tales about flights 11, 175, 77, 93 (2005, 63 min.) DVD 8929

9/11, The Myth and the Reality
David Ray Griffin, author and Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Theology at the Claremont School of Theology, explains how the official story of 9/11 is a sacred myth. He then details nine commonly held myths about 9/11, and why each is false. Enhanced with numerous graphics and video clips. Followed by questions from the audience. Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, California, April 3, 2006 and The Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, California, March 30, 2006. 102 min. DVD 6284

9/11: Press for Truth
Although independent investigations began within weeks of both Pearl Harbor and the Kennedy assassination, the same was not true of the attacks of September 11th. Most are unaware that formation of the 9/11 Commission was strongly opposed by many in Washington, including the Bush administration. It was only due to pressure from a small group of grieving families, led by twelve who called themselves the Family Steering Committee, that, 14 months after the attacks, the first hearing finally began. Here, five of the members of that Committee (including the Jersey Girls) tell their story, providing powerful arguments for why 9/11 still needs to be investigated. The film-makers stitch together rare, overlooked news clips, buried stories about Pakistani involvement in the 9/11 attacks, and government press conferences, revealing a pattern of official lies, deception, and spin. The documentary is based in part on the "Complete 9/11 Timeline" (published by HarperCollins as "The Terror Timeline") that was compiled by citizen investigator Paul Thompson. Special features (30 min.): Theatrical trailer ; Congressional testimonies by Lorie Van Auken and Paul Thompson: "One Year Later." Thompson reports on the terrible errors and dereliction of responsibility of those in NORAD and the Federal Aviation Administration during those first minutes when planes were hijacked or striking the buildings. Widow Lorie Van Auken describes how the victims' families began to agitate for the formation of the 9/11 Commission and how many questions remained unanswered in its Report. 2006. 85 min. DVD 6285

Aftermath Unanswered Questions From 9/11
Features interviews with nine people answering some of the most pressing questions that emanate from the unexplained events of 9/11. What did the Bush administration know and when? Should airlines have been better prepared? Did the U.S. government have ties with the terrorists? Were military officials negligent in reacting to the hijackings? Are there proven links between the hijackers, Pakistani intelligence (ISI) and the CIA? Also looks at the impact of post-9/11 legislation on American civil liberties. Includes over 90 minutes of bonus interview footage and a live panel discussion at the sold out San Francisco screening. Directed by Stephen Marshall. c2005. 35 min. DVD 6188

The Great Conspiracy: The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw
Host, Barrie Zwicker ; commentary, Paul Thompson, Webster G. Tarpley, Robert Bowman. Journalist and media critic Barrie Zwicker questions the 9/11 Commission and the role of the media, introducing experts who provide background which challenges the official story of 9/11 and the War on Terror. "The war on terror is transparently self-serving to those who promote it, reaping profits for the arms and security industries, bestowing power on the intelligence community and the military, and rounding up votes for politicians." Special features: Clips from International Citizens' Inquiry into 9/11; research resources. c2004. 74 min. DVD 8487

Loose Change
Asserts that the September 11, 2001 attacks were planned and conducted by elements within the United States government, and base the claims on perceived anomalies in the historical record of the attacks. Special features: Exclusive interview with Daniel Sunjata ; Interview with Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth ; "The Art of Janette McKinlay" a featurette highlighting the art Janette made in response to September 11th. Written and directed by Dylan Avery. 2005. 89 min. DVD X2233

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

Focuses on suppressed historical & modern information about currently dominant social institutions, while also exploring what could be in store for humanity if the power structures at large continue their patterns of self-interest, corruption, and consolidation"--Http://
Part I, The greatest story ever told: Denounces the originality of many world religions, arguing they are mainly derived from astrological myths and traditions established long before them. Also argues that the historical Jesus is a fictional creation, nurtured in the interest of political control.
Part II, All the world's a stage: Asserts that the events of September 11th were either orchestrated by, or allowed to happen by, elements within the United States government. This was done in order to generate mass fear, initiate and justify the War on Terror, provide a pretext for the denial of civil liberties to the general public, and produce economic gain.
Part III, Don' t mind the men behind the curtain: Explores the history of the Federal Reserve bank, asserting that they engineered the Great Depression and every American war of the 20th century in order to enrich the international banking community. Also explores the possibility that there is a clandestine movement to merge the United States, Canada and Mexico into a North American Union that uses a single currency, in hopes of eventually creating one world government. c2009. 85 min. DVD X2524 2008. 122 min. DVD X6896

Post- 9/11 Civil Liberties / Contesting the War on Terrorism

American Blackout
Chronicles the recurring patterns of disenfranchisement witnessed from 2000 to 2004 while following the story of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who not only took an active role in investigating these election debacles but also found herself in the middle of one after publicly questioning the Bush Administration about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Some call Cynthia McKinney a civil rights leader among the ranks of Shirley Chisholm and Malcolm X. Others call her a conspiracy theorist and a 'looney.' Film examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and silence political dissent. Directed by Ian Inaba. c2006. 86 min. DVD 6290

Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism
Contents: Ch. 1. Asking why; historical contexts (35 min.) -- ch. 2. Watching the media (35 min.)-- ch. 3. Women and the Afghan War (12 min.) -- ch. 4. Homeland security (26 min.) -- ch. 5. Resisting war, defending democracy (21 min.) -- ch. 6. The Iraq War & militarism (9 min.). Commentary: Noam Chomsky, Kevin Danaher, Cynthia Enloe, Henry Giroux, Janine Jackson, Robert Jensen, Sut Jhally, Michael Klare, Naomi Klein, Manning Marable, Mark Crispin Miller, Vandana Shiva, Alisa Solomon.

Through interviews, using a question and answer format, experts from academia, the media, government, and non-governmental organizations, place the causes leading to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in historical context. Issues surrounding the War on Terrorism are also discussed. c2004. 146 min. DVD 3145

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Brothers & Others: The Impact of September 11th on Arabs, Muslims and Southeast Asians in America
Documents the impact of the September 11th tragedy on Muslims and Arabs living in America. This documentary follows a number of immigrants and American families as they struggle in the heightened climate of hate, FBI and INS investigations and economic hardships that erupted in America following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Includes interviews with immigrants, government representatives and legal and historical experts. c2002. 60 min. Video/C 9655

Call to Media Action
Sixteen short documentaries examining how civil liberties have been affected since September 11th and the impact that policy shifts in America have had on ordinary people. Distributor: Third World Newsreel.

--And Justice For Whom? This film takes up themes of freedom, privacy and policy after the attacks on September 11th, looking at how legislation ostensibly geared towards domestic security will affect various communities. Directed by Faith Pennick. 2001. 11 min. Video/C 9975

December 7th/September 11
This film makes a comparison of how the possible after effects of September 11th may mirror those of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. A collection of interviews with Japanese-American veterans who witnessed the events of Dec. 7 in Hawaii offers their insight into what has happened and what might come to be. A film by Ann Brandman & Paul Nishijima. 2001. 11 min. Video/C 9976

Flag TV
This video asks the question "Can people comprehend a tragedy, without either condoning it or committing to an uncritical call for retribution?" Examines the shifting meaning popular symbols have in competing strategies of mobilization for war, resistance and understanding. A film by Susie Lee. 2001. 12 min. Video/C 9977

Forgotten Lessons
This film presents a dialogue between two unlikely historical interlocutors, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and George W. Bush, Jr. set against a compelling collection of images that situate the horror of recent events within the context of American foreign policy, popular mobilization and a desire for the possibility of non-violent resistance to the war in Afghanistan. Directed and written by Nashid Fareed. 2001. 11 min. Video/C 9978

Homeland Insecurity. This film examines the string of hate crimes in the months following September 11th, set within the historical context of jingoism and nationalism in the United States. A film by J. T. Takagi, Herman Lew & Darrell Jones. 2001. 7 min. Video/C 9979

In the Spirit of Peace. After September 11th, religion becomes the vehicle for a community looking for commensurability in the midst of an environment that would rather seek quick answers to a larger problem. Produced and directed by Al Santana. 2001. 10 min. Video/C 9980

Life or Liberty? This film examines the possible impact that popular cries for increased security and surveillance after 9/11 may have on basic civil liberties. A film by Konrad Aderer. 2001. 9 min. Video/C 9981

Lockdowns Up. This film examines the potentials that privatized prisons see for their industry following the policy shifts after September 11th. A corporate conference call from one of the leading correctional facility corporations details the impact that such shifts offer not only for investors, but for those most prone to racial profiling. A film by Ashley Hunt. 2001. 9 min. Video/C 9982

Salt Peanuts. Blending documentary and narrative, this video shows how worries of an impending economic downturn following the events of September 11th have caused corporations to cut their budgets and exposes the true priorities of the airline industry. A film by Alonzo Speight and Simin Farkondeh. 2001. 6 min. Video/C 9983

Self-defense. This interview with a veteran of the guerrilla group Mujahedeen from the Soviet war in Afghanistan provides a revealing look at the relationship between personal conviction and global politics. Originally from Mauritania, and now living in New York, he offers thoughts on the events of September 11th that are both candid and provocative. Directed & edited by Mark Boulos. 2001. 9 min. Video/C 9984

Take a Look. Here those who live and work in New York City's Chinatown near the World Trade Center describe how their community has been affected since the attacks. A film by Kevin Lee. 2001. 7 min. Video/C 9985

Terrorism: an American Reality. Cynicism and outrage animate this exploration of how American foreign policy has fueled resentment around the world. Created by Cynthia W. Lockhart. 2001. 14 min. Video/C 9986

Through My Eyes. Here a group of New York City school children assembled in the weeks following September 11th express a wide range of emotions, thoughts and criticisms of the new world in which they now find themselves. A revealing examination of how media representations are reconstructed to take on different meanings by children. Directed by Shawn Batey. 2001. 12 min. Video/C 9987

We Too Sing America. This film documents the thoughts, hopes and fears of Muslim, Arab-American and South Asian children in the milieu of a country calling for war and unconditional compliance. Created by Yun Jong Suh. 2001. 12 min. Video/C 9988

Outside Lookin' In. This highly stylized video presents opinions about the World Trade Center tragedy through interviews with urban Latino youth on the streets of New York City. Produced and directed by Karen Torres. 2001. 16 min. Video/C 9989

Homeland Resistance: Words From the Peace Protestors. Using an array of montage and interviews, this film traces a series of protests against American foreign policy from October 2002 through February 2003 to create a vision of resistance in solidarity in the months prior to the 2003 War on Iraq. Directed and written by Nashid Fareed. 2001. 11 min. Video/C 9990

[Chomsky, Noam] Distorted Morality: A War on Terrorism?
A talk given by Noam Chomsky at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Wednesday, February 6, 2002. He discusses the United States' definition of terrorism and foreign policy in regard to nations and groups considered to be guilty of terrorism. Followed by a question and answer session. DVD 1782

[Chomsky, Noam] Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause
Linguist, intellect, and activist Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of the world including the War in Iraq, September 11th, the War on Terror, media manipulation and control, social activism, fear, American foreign policy, and more. Directed and edited by Will Pascoe. 2005. 39 min. DVD 3778

[Chomsky, Noam] Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, this documentary presents the latest in Noam Chomsky's thinking, through a lengthy interview and a series of public talks that he gave in New York and California during the spring of 2002. He places the terrorist attacks in the context of American foreign intervention throughout the postwar decades. He believes the exercise of violence against civilian populations is terror, whether the perpetrators are Muslim extremists or a powerful state and challenges the U.S. to apply to its own actions the moral standards it demands of others. c2002. 74 min. Video/C 9324

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A Dream in Doubt
After several of his friends and family members become victims of hate crimes in the weeks after 9/11, Sikh immigrant Rana Singh Sodhi attempts to organize and educate his community in hopes of preventing further violence. Director/producer, Tami R. Yeager. 2007. 56 min. DVD X1370

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This espose cuts through the official lies and cover-ups to find out what really goes on at America's detention center in the war on terror - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A film by Erik Gandini & Tarik Saleh. 2007. 76 min. DVD X485

According to the Bush administration, the war on terrorism requires new tactics and new thinking--including departure from the Geneva Convention when deemed necessary. Guantanamo shows how that policy is implemented at Camp Delta, how it is vigorously defended in the name of national security, and how it is contested just as passionately on behalf of personal freedom and human rights. Firsthand accounts of experiences inside the prison compose the darkest dimensions of the story. Originally shown on the ABC television program 20/20. 2005. 43 min. DVD 5407

Great Decisions, 2005.
Moderator: Peter Krogh. Discussions of five major foreign policy issues facing the United States in 2005. American foreign policy: unilateralism vs. multilateralism / Richard Holbrooke, John Whitehead -- The war against terrorism: do we have the right battle plan? / Joseph Wilson, Charles William Maynes -- The United States and the world economy / Robert Rubin -- Homeland security and the 9-11 Commission / Richard Benveniste, John F. Lehman -- Iraq's political future / Richard Murphy, Phebe Marr. c2004-c2005. 113 min. DVD 4759

Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire
Interviews with Karen Kwiatowski, Scott Ritter, Daniel Ellsberg, Jody Williams, Norman Mailer, Noam Chomsky, Medea Benjamin, Mark Crispin Miller, William Hartung, Vandana Shiva, Kevin Danaher, Chalmers Johnson, Benjamin Barber, Stan Goff, and others. Summary: Examines how a radical fringe of the Republican Party has used the trauma of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to advance a pre-existing agenda to radically transform American foreign policy while rolling back civil liberties and social programs at home. Explains how the Bush administration has sold this radical plan for aggressive American military intervention by deliberately manipulating intelligence, political imagery and the fears of Americans after 9/11. Includes interviews with leading political observers of our time, commenting on the influence of the events of 9/11 and the war in Iraq. 2004. 64 min. DVD 4888; also Video/C MM251

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Inside Guantanamo
Examines day-to-day life at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp from the perspective of both the guards and the detainees, many of whom have been held without charge for years. Producer/director, Bonni Cohen; director, Jon Else; writers, Jonathan Halperin, John Haptas. 2009. 90 min. DVD X1724

Instant-mix Imperial Democracy: Buy One, Get One Free
"Two talks by Arundhati Roy, in conversation with Howard Zinn." In Instant-mix imperial democracy Arundhati Roy challenges Americans to reclaim democracy and resist the U.S. war machine and engages in a discussion with Howard Zinn. In Come September (delivered one year after the 9/11 attacks), Roy speaks about the U.S. government's war on terror, globalization, and the misuses of nationalism with commentary by Howard Zinn. Presented in New York City at the Riverside Church, May 13, 2003; Come September filmed at Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, N.M., Sept. 18, 2002. 210 min. DVD X625

Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy Since 9/11
Lectures given as part of the UC Berkeley course International and Area Studies 190.

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Geopolitics and Terrorism. John Mearsheimer, Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Program on International Security Policy, University of Chicago Lecture given 04/08/2002

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After 9/11: American and European Perspectives on Security, Globalization and Conflict Resolution. Steven Weber, David D. Caron, Nils Eliasson, Espen Barthe Eide. Lecture given 04/29/2002.

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The Nature of Terrorism. Harry Kreisler and video interviews with Anthony Zinni, Nemat Shafik, Manuel Castells, Ahmed Rashid, Olivier Roy, and Robert Jay Lifton. Lecture given 05/06/2002
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Terrorism and Public Heath. Laurie Vollen, M.D., Visiting Fellow, Institute of International Studies. Lecture given 05/13/2002

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Jihad vs. McWorld
A speech by Benjamin Barber, author of Jihad vs. McWorld: how globalism and tribalism are reshaping the world. In the wake of recent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, he urges the U.S. and other Western nations to re-examine their policies on globalism and its effect on the rest of the world. He states that the U.S. in particular needs to be more flexible in adapting to the global policies of other countries, instead of insisting that other governments adapt to ours. Recorded September 24, 2001 at the University of Maryland. 75 min. Video/C 8396

Justice Not Vengeance: Stepping Outside of the U.S./Terrorist Dichotomy
Speakers: Jerry W. Sanders, John Brown Childs. One of an ongoing series held at the FSM cafe to generate critical discussion about contemporary social and political issues. Professor Jerry W. Sanders (UC Berkeley, Peace & Conflict Studies Dept.) and John Brown Childs (UC Santa Cruz, Dept. of Sociology) discuss America's response to the 9/11 terrorist incidents. Recorded November 2, 2001 at the Free Speech Movement Cafe, University of California, Berkeley. Sound/C 1524

The Letter
In the wake of the 9/11 tragedy a firestorm erupts when the mayor of Lewiston, Maine sends a letter to 1,100 newly arrived Somali refugees advising that the city's resources are strained to the limit and asking that other Somalis not to move to the city. Interpreted as racism by some and a rallying cry by white supremacist groups across the United States, The Letter documents the crossfire of emotions and events, culminating in a "hate" rally convened by The World Church of the Creator and a counter "peace" rally involving 4,000 Lewiston residents supporting ethnic and cultural diversity. Written & directed by Ziad Hamzeh. 2003. 76 min. DVD X4004

Liberty Bound
A journey of discovery into the lies, oppression, and corruption that has invaded the United States since 9/11. Through use of footage and interviews with people such as Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, and Michael Ruppert, Liberty bound explores the country's ostensible move towards fascism. Directed & written by Christine Rose. 2004. 90 min. DVD 6771

Mistaken Identity: Sikhs in America
An investigation of attitudes towards Sikhs in the United States following the events of September 11, 2001 and an exploration of the religion, culture and history of Sikhs in America, highlighting contributions Sikh Americans have made to the American society and economy for over 100 years. 2002. 38 min. DVD 3601

The New Patriots
Five U.S. military veterans, including a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and a female West Point graduate, speak out about terrorism, patriotism, and their transformation from warriors to peace activists. A veteran reminds us that the lives of the tens of thousands of people killed by SOA- and WHISC-trained terrorists in Latin America are no less precious than the thousands who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States. Richter Productions, 2002. 18 min. Video/C 9595

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Not in My Name
An independently produced documentary which presents an alternate view to the mass media presentations of America's "war on terrorism." It explains the background to the war, and the central part the U.S. played in actually creating the power of Osama bin Laden and explores the way the control of television coverage has become a central issue in the war, with mainstream broadcasters relaying government propaganda. Bush claims his war is a war between good and evil. Others believe it is a war about oil and global domination. The U.S. says they will attack terrorist anywhere in the world, but who decides who is a terrorist?

Contents: A war against bin Laden? -- A surgical war? -- A humanitarian war? -- A just war? -- A legal war? -- War on the media -- A war for oil? -- A war for a safer world? 2002. 41 min. Video/C 8815

The Oath
"Delves into Abu Jandal’s daily life as a taxi driver in Sanaa, Yemen, and Hamdan’s military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay prison. Abu Jandal and Hamdan’s personal stories—how they came to serve as Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard and driver respectively—act as prisms through which to humanize and contextualize a world the Western media demonizes. As Hamdan’s trial progresses, his military lawyers challenge fundamental flaws in the court system. As charismatic Abu Jandal dialogues with his son, Muslim students, and journalists, he generously unveils the complex evolution of his belief system since 9/11." [Sundance] Directed by Laura Poitras. 2010. 96 min. DVD X4676

The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror
After spending three months in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, filmmakers Ungerman and Brohy assess the results of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq and the connection to world wide oil production. Includes interviews with Zbigniew Brzezinksi, Noam Chomsky, Gary Schmitt, "Taliban" author Ahmed Rashid and the Pentagon's Karen Ywiatkowski. 2004. 60 min. DVD 4957

Other American Voices
Interviews with Noam Chomsky, Richard Deats, Katrina van den Heuvel, Amy Goodman, Asif Ulla and others about the state of political opposition and dissent in the United States in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 2002. 52 min. Video/C 9516

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Persons of Interest
Twelve people are interviewed after they were taken into custody following the September 11th terrorist attacks. These people describe how they were arbitrarily taken into custody and detained for weeks or months without being charged or given access tofamily and legal counsel. Includes short portions of speeches by Attorney General Ashcroft. 2003. 63 min. Video/C MM170

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Point of Attack
Looks at the U.S. government's policy since September 11, 2001 towards immigrants from Middle Eastern and South Asian countries that are predominantly Muslim. Charges that the compulsory registration of men from these countries and the mass detention and deportation of Muslim immigrants are discriminatory actions based on religion. Produced and directed by Kathleen Foster. c2004. 46 min. Video/C MM472

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Race, Gender & the "War on Terrorism"
Contents: Terror, structural adjustments and the warfare system / Ruth Wilson Gilmore -- Women, war and racism / Linda Burnham -- Selective images: the selling of the war on terrorism / Hatem Bazian. A panel featuring UC Berkeley professor and prison activist Ruthie Gilmore speaking about terror, structural adjustments and the warfare state; Women of Color Resource Center executive director Linda Burnham talking about women, war and racism and Al-Qalam Institute director Hatem Bazian discussing the selling of the war on terrorism [Berkeley, CA] : Center for Race and Gender. Lecture, April 1, 2002. 89 min. Video/C 8868

Security Versus Liberty: The Other War
Following 9/11, the U.S. government adopted some controversial new tactics intended to prevent future terrorist attacks, including warrantless eavesdropping on Americans' phone calls, secret demands for records under the Patriot Act, and FBI sting operations against people thought to be potential terrorists. This documentary explores these controversial new policies which the Bush Administration contends have helped to save American lives, while critics say they have severely damaged our individual liberties. Originally broadcast as a single episode of the television series "America at a crossroads" on PBS. 60 min. DVD X1285

Standard Operating Procedure
First revealed to the world through impromptu photographs taken by U.S. soldiers stationed within the facility, this documentary investigates the story and causes behind the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Involving apparent wide-scale abuse and torture of prisoners, the photos forced attention on the decisions and actions that turned the once-notorious Iraqi prison into an even more notorious U.S.-run detainment center. One of the most dramatic moments in recent U.S. military history is examined through interviews with participants and dramatic reenactments. Produced and directed by Errol Morris. c2008. 116 min. DVD X3040

Spying on the Home Front
Addresses an issue of major consequence for all Americans: Is the Bush administration's domestic war on terrorism jeopardizing our civil liberties? Reporter Hedrick Smith presents new material on how the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program works and examines clashing viewpoints on whether the president has violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and infringed on constitutional protections. Produced and directed by Rick Young. Originally aired on May 15, 2007 on the television program: Frontline. 60 min. DVD X6347

Taxi to the Dark Side
An investigation into the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later. This gripping probe into reckless abuses of government power demonstrates how one man's life and death symbolizes the erosion of our civil rights. Written & directed by Alex Gibney Dist. Cinema Guild. 2007. 53 min. DVD X373

Academy Award - Best Documentary, Features
Peabody Award
News & Documentary Emmy Awards - Best Documentary

Crowdus, Gary. "Speaking Documentary Truth to Power." Cineaste; Summer2008, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p28-36, 9p UC users only
Kemp, Philip. "Taxi to the Dark Side." Sight & Sound, Jul2008, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p77-78, 2p UC users only
Lesage, Julia. "Torture Documentaries." Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, vol. 51, pp. (no pagination), Spring 2009 UC users only
Sklar, Robert. "Taxi to the Dark Side/Standard Operating Procedure." Cineaste; Summer2008, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p50-52, 3p UC users only

The Torture Question
The program traces how decisions made in Washington, D.C. in the immediate aftermath of September 11th led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and Iraq. The program provides the context for understanding how the rules were confused, how lines of authority were blurred, and what happens when the authorization of "coercive interrogation" makes it way into the battle zone. The program focuses on the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq as a case study in prisoner abuse. Originally broadcast on October 18, 2005 as a segment of the television program Frontline. 90 min. DVD 4718

Torturing Democracy
Tells the inside story of how the U.S. government adopted torture as official policy in the aftermath of 9/11. The film examines how coercive interrogation methods were used by the CIA and then in military interrogations at Guantanamo Bay and Iraq. It carefully presents evidence that the Bush administration promoted these methods and developed legal justification for the practice - and so lays to rest the 'rotten apple' defense for abusive interrogation at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and elsewhere. Contents: The war council -- Enemy combatants-- or shepherds? -- Copying Communist methods -- Geneva's ban on torture -- Opting out of Geneva -- The CIA's "Golden shield" -- Waterboarding -- From the CIA to Guantanamo -- SERE-based harsh interrogations -- Pentagon Insiders Project -- An "extraordinary rendition" -- Deceiving top military lawyers -- The SERE-School playbook -- Violating Geneva in Iraq -- A military prosecutor refuses -- Legal immunity for torture -- Epilogue. 2008. DVD X1330

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Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties
Discusses how the USA PATRIOT Act has taken away checks on law enforcement and continues to endanger the civil liberties of all Americans under the guise of being part of the war on terrorism, and how paranoia, fear and racial profiling have led to gross infringements on freedom and democracy without strengthening national security. Written, produced, and directed by Nonny de la Pena. 2004. 68 min. DVD 3288; vhs Video/C MM1094

Why the Hate?: America, from a Muslim Point of View
A television news program produced after the terrorist attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001, exploring the mixed emotions felt by many Muslims toward the United States. Interview topics include American culture, often perceived as offensive, and U.S. foreign policy, frequently viewed as threatening. By capturing individual opinions and attitudes, news correspondents address common themes in an effort to answer the question of a stunned American populace: "Why do they hate us to much?" Originally presented as a segment of ABC Nightline. 2002. 44 min. Video/C 8678

With Us or Against Us: Afghan-Americans Since 9/11
When the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in the late 1970's, many Afghans fled to the U.S. some settling in Fremont, California which became the center of a community of 15,000 exiled Afghans. After the terrorist attacks of September 11th, these Afghan-Americans found themselves caught in a cultural crossfire between their adoptive and native land. Includes interviews with a variety of individuals who tell what it means to be an Afghan in America today and includes a segment on the Fremont community who fought to keep Taliban representatives from taking over their mosque with their brand of fundamentalism. 27 min. Video/C 9254

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Domestic Terrorism

Presents a hypothetical anthrax attack in an anonymous city's subway system. Features a panel of experts who discuss how the civil, medical, and emergency service authorities would respond to such an attack. Host, Ted Koppel ; panelists, Bill Campbell, Jerome Hauer, Dennis Perrotta, John Timoney, Frances Winslow. Originally broadcast on Oct. 1, 5-8, 1999 as 5 segments of the television program Nightline. 96 min. DVD X3636

The Bombing in Oklahoma.
Part 1: Audio tape transcriptions of emergency medical teams, fire rescue personnel and their various dispatchers, along with interviews with medical and fire personnel tell the story of the response to the bombing. Part 2: Follows rescuers and victims from the moment of the explosion to the rescue of the last living person pulled from the wreckage. Originally broadcast on the television program Nightline, on April 27, 1995. 43 min. Video/C 5952

The Century: America's Time
This program examines key moments of the '90's including the Persian Gulf War, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Waco Branch Davidian disaster, the current status of Afro-Americans and the phenomenon of celebrities created by the media. Then the program, with the assistance of leading futurists, looks ahead to some of the possible events and innovations just over the horizon. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1999. 45 min. each installment 45 min. Video/C 6368

Evil Among Us: Hate in America
Dist.: Films Media Group. 2003. 51 min. each installment

Trail of Terror. This program examines domestic groups that inculcate members into hatred, often training them to carry out deadly crimes. Of primary focus are the Ku Klux Klan; Aryan Nations; Posse Comitatus; and the Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord, or CSA. Key incidents examined include Gordon Kahl's standoff with law enforcement and the standoff at CSA's fortified compound. Includes newsreel footage and photos. DVD 2286

Open Warfare.This program looks at the rise of America's extreme right wing. Angered by what they perceive as federal abuses of power and "race mixing," the "new patriots" have openly declared war on America. But who are they? By tracing such key events as the Oklahoma City bombing and the debacles at Ruby Ridge and Waco, this program examines the militia movement's major players, particularly Aryan Nations, its leader, Richard Butler and the splinter group, The Order. Includes extensive newsreel footage and numerous interviews. DVD 2287

The Lone Gunman. Fueled by the rhetoric of hate, the lone gunman views murder as a deadly mission. Using archival footage, reenactments, and interviews with FBI and ATF experts as well as those personally involved, this program isolates these elusive criminals, examining the link between fringe groups and lone gunmen. A psychological profile emerges in case studies of Benjamin Smith and his July 4th killing spree in 1999; Eric Rudolph, accused of bombing the 1996 Olympic games; Shelley Shannon, an anti-abortion extremist in prison for attempted murder, and Eric Harris of the Columbine High School killings. Includes interviews with leaders of white supremacist groups such as Matthew F. Hale, leader of the World Church of the Creator, and Dr. William Pierce, leader of the National Alliance. DVD 2288

The Forest for the Trees.
On May 29, 1990, Earth First! organizer Judi Bari's car was bombed in Oakland, California. Within three hours of the bombing, Bari was accused of transporting the explosives that had nearly killed her. Still in the hospital, she was arrested, and soon labeled a terrorist in the national media. The charges were later dropped. For the next twelve years, Bari and civil rights lawyer Dennis Cunningham would pursue a federal civil rights suit against the FBI and the Oakland police department. This documentary, directed by Cunningham's daughter, is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at Bari's fight, an important instance of the false and damaging association of dissent with crime and terrorism. At the heart of the film is Bari, a folk hero with an electrifying onscreen presence, and the legal battle that few believed she could win. Director, Bernadine Mellis. 2005. 60 min. DVD 5893

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Addresses the use of the Internet to spread messages of hate and violence. Don Black, founder of Stormfront; Matt Hale, founder of the World Church of the Creator; Richard Butler, founder of Aryan Nations and Christian Identity; and Dr. William Pierce, founder of the National Alliance and author of The Turner diaries, expound their doctrines, tactics, and goals. Profiles of 'lone wolves'-- individuals incited to commit violence and hate crimes-- include Timothy McVeigh, Benjamin Smith, the lynchers of James Byrd, and others. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2000. 42 min. Video/C 7737

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
The remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat,' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF. Directed and produced by Marshall Curry. 2011. 85 min. DVD X6402

Jihad!: in America
The program features videos of militants' meetings in the U.S., interviews with leading law enforcement and government officials, and discussion about the civil liberties issues our society faces in dealing with the threat of terrorism. 1994. 57 min. Video/C 3894

The Oklahoma City Bombing
Peter Jennings and other correspondents cover the unfolding events in Oklahoma City on the day of the massive explosion that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, killing 168 people with more than 500 injured. Includes interviews with the firechief and comments to the nation by White House spokesperson Michael McCurry. From a broadcast of the program ABC News special report, April 19, 1995. 51 min. DVD 9431

Oklahoma City: What Really Happened?
Oklahoma State Representative Charles Keys and others raise questions concerning the investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing. Was there more than one bomb? What happened to John Doe number two? Was there a Middle Eastern connection? Did some occupants of the building have prior warning? Did the story change after the FBI and the ATF took over the investigation? 1990. 75 min. Video/C 5272

Witness to History: Days That Shook the World: 1990-1999
Includes: April 19, 1995 - Oklahoma City Bombing-Terrorism Hits the Heartland. Video/C 8797

World Terrorism

Age of Terror.
2003. approx 49 min. each installment. Dist: Films Media Group.

In the Name of Liberation: Freedom By Any Means. This program analyzes terrorism used in the name of national liberation through studies of covert wars for independence in British Palestine, British Malaya, French Algeria, apartheid South Africa, and Northern Ireland. Bruce Hoffman, co-author of Countering the New Terrorism, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu offer their insights, while a former Irgun commander, former Malayan Communist Party leader, former FLN commander, the Milk Bar Cafe bomber, two retired French military officers, a former ANC bomber and IRA member and the Brighton Bomber, reflect on the parts they played in terror and counter-terror actions. 2003. 49 min. DVD 2007

In the Name of Revolution: Gun-barrel Politics. Examines radical political movements in Germany, Italy, Peru, and Colombia to see how Che Guevara's theories have fared in practice. A former gunman of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, former gunman of the Red Brigades, a former Shining Path insurgent and the second-in-command of FARC, talk about their roles in their factions' ideological wars. The son of the murdered Italian statesman Aldo Moro and a member of the Peruvian Truth Commission, a former leader of the United Left Front and Peru's Minister of Justice provide additional insights. 2003. 48 min. DVD 2008

In the Name of God: Holy Word, Holy War. By detailing key incidents ranging from the Dawson's Field hijackings to the Luxor massacre, this program charts the ever-widening holy war that is pitting Islamists against Zionists and the Arab world against the West. A key member of The Kach Party, the founder of the Palestine Democratic Party, operational and spiritual leaders of Hamas, Lebanese al Qaeda and Hezbollah, a former Jewish Underground leader and former PFLP hijacker are featured, as are former prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and Conor Gearty, expert in human rights law.2003. 49 min. DVD 2009

In the Name of the State: When Might Makes Right.This program profiles cases of Iranian-sponsored terrorism via the Hezbollah and the PLO as well as Argentina's dirty war, when the government used terror tactics against its own people. U.S.-backed insurgency in Nicaragua via the Contras is also analyzed. A former chief of the CIA's Latin American division, an official of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights, a retired Nicaraguan General, a former head of Argentina's armed forces and a former interrogator, the president of the Association of Grandmothers of the May Square and a forensic anthropologist who is committed to identifying remains of the disappeared, are spotlighted. 2003. 49 min. DVD 2010

Al Qaeda 2.0.
Since Afghanistan, al Qaeda has reinvented itself as a high-tech, highly mobile, decentralized terror network. Covering the period since 9/11 this program tracks al Qaeda and its allies to recent operational areas, including Pakistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Bangladesh. Footage of jihadist training, U.S. search-and-destroy missions, terror attacks, and the capture of Islamist militants puts viewers on the scene while key specialists like Chuck Pinney and Zachary Abuza share intelligence. 2003. 46 min. DVD 2285

Behind the Mask
Tells the inside story of the Irish Republican Army and its political wing Sinn Fein and America's involvement in the "armed struggle" against Great Britain. While America's Irish community has helped supply weapons and money, political maneuvering in Washington has had significant influence on both sides. Film concludes with consideration of the possibility of a settlement to this century's oldest conflict. Originally broadcast as a segment of the PBS television program: Frontline. Dist: Films Media Group. 1997. 60 min. Video/C 5392

Beslan: Siege of School no. 1
This Wide Angle report investigates the terrorism at the Beslan school where Checknya insurgents took children, parents and teachers hostage in the bloodiest act of terrorism in Russia since Chechnya declared its independence. Based on firsthand testimony and rare footage from inside the school, Beslan explores the motivation of the hostage-takers, the Russian government’s failed effort to manage the crisis, and the calamity’s legacy for survivors, bereaved families, and Russia’s future stability. In addition, Bill Moyers speaks with The Washington Post’s Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, co-authors of Kremlin Rising, about their actions on that tragic day and their views on the broader context of the incident. Episode originally broadcast on the television program Wide angle on Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Dist: Films Media Group. 57 min. DVD 6721

Anthrax, smallpox, ebola and more-- the frightening pastand lethal future of biological warfare. Journalists from the New York Times investigate the history of biological weapons, tracing the veiled history of the United States' involvement in the development of biological weapons, devastating Soviet biological stockpiles and classified government research projects. Bioweapons experts, former Russian military leaders, and biologists answer the toughest questions: Where do germ weapons come from? Who has access to them? And Can America defend itself against germ warfare?. Based on: Germs: biological weapons and America's secret War / Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad (Main Stack UG447.8.M54 2001). c2001. 56 min. Video/C MM36

The Bombing
On September 4, 1997, three Palestinian terrorists blew themselves up on Ben Yahuda Street in crowded central Jerusalem. Among the victims were three Israeli teenage girls. The film documents the aftermath of the attack with interviews with the mothers, fathers and siblings of the bombers and their victims. The parents of attackers and victims met, despite the ongoing conflict, to commiserate and from the depth of their sorrow... comes an irrefutable will to make peace and forgive. S film by Simone Bitton. 1999. 59 min. Video/C 7896

The Brotherhood
Examines the true motives underlying the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic fundamentalist organization that preaches peaceful co-existence with the West while offering inspiration and sustenance to terrorist organizations. Meet a top Brotherhood leader condemned by President Bush for financing al Qaeda and Hamas, a sympathizer living freely in Germany though believed to have played a significant role in 9/11 and a Brotherhood supporter who met with U.S. presidents while plotting an assassination. Originally broadcast as a segment of the PBS series America at a Crossroads. c2007. 60 min. DVD X976

Car Bomb: A History of the Deadliest Weapon of the Century
Forget about nuclear missiles, the decisive weapon of the twentieth century is the car bomb. We now know you can defeat a superpower, start a civil war, or just blow up your own government with a trunkload of homemade explosives and a battered old car. From the Middle East to Oklahoma, Afghanistan, and most recently New York's Times Square, the car bomb has shaped human conflict. Ex-CIA agent Robert Baer uncovers the history of this extraordinary weapon. Includes shocking footage of car bomb attacks and penetrating interviews with car bombers. Directed by Kevin Toolis. 2010. 102 min. DVD X5224

[Chomsky, Noam] Distorted Morality: A War on Terrorism?
A talk given by Noam Chomsky at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Wednesday, February 6, 2002. He discusses the United States' definition of terrorism and foreign policy in regard to nations and groups considered to be guilty of terrorism. Followed by a question and answer session. DVD 1782

Dial H I S T O R Y
A powerful look at the history of plane hijackings. "Romantic" skyjackers fought their revolutions and won airtime on the passenger planes of the 1960's and 70's. However, by the 1990's the situation had changed and the colorful characters were replaced on our screens by stories of anonymous bombs in suitcases. Combines archival news footage of hijackings with an array of enticing images, from the surreal to the ordinary. A film by Johan Grimonprez. 2004. 68 min. DVD 3755

Diary of a Terrorist: Mikdad.
"This is the story of Hussein Mikdad, a man who is sent to bestow mass death and destruction and becomes the only victim of his own bomb. Hussein Mikdad was a successful accountent in Beriut. His real dream, however, has always been to play a key role among the guerrilla fighters of the Hezbullah. In 1996, he was offered the ideal mission: to wind his way from Beruit through Europe and to be the first to penetrate the borders of Israel - all the while carrying plastic explosives in his briefcase. Trained by Iranians, his directive was twofold: the first, to recruit future suicide bombers and the second, in the words of his direct superior, to "cause a spectacle that everyone will talk about." The film, through impeccable research, gradually reveals a stunning network of internatinal terrorism operating not only in the Middle East but also in the U.S. and Europe." 1998. 52 min. Video/C 9166

Europe's 9/11
Explores the phenomenon of homegrown Islamic terrorism in Europe through the lens of the bombings in Madrid, Spain and the connections between those bombers and Al Qaeda cell activities in Milan, Italy and the Van Gogh murder in the Netherlands. Looks at the situation of the 20 million Muslim immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East and their children in Europe, particularly in Britain, Holland, Italy, Spain. Discusses the appeal of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorist activities among Muslim youth who feel marginalized in European society and examines how European governments are working on identifying and locating potential terrorists in their own countries. Originally broadcast as a segment of the PBS series America at a Crossroads. c2007. 60 min. DVD X986

The first definitive film treatment of the Basque-Spanish conflict. Traces the history of the Basque independence movement from the Spanish civil war to after the socialist victory in the 1982 Spanish national elections. Archival footage and interviews with some of the main protagonists of this conflict present events of the last fifty years such as the 1937 bombing of Guernica, the systematic police repression of Basques under the Franco regime, and the killing of Prime Minister Carrero Blanco by the ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna - the Basque Country and Her Liberty). A film by Arthur MacCaig. 1984. 97 min. Video/C MM1082

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The Evolution of Revolution: Live from Tehran.
During theCarter administration, Iranian students seized the American embassy inTehran--and 53 American hostages--to begin a standoff that lasted untilRonald Reagan's inauguration 444 days later. What factors prompted that actof terrorism? This program examines the history of America's relations withIran and the consequences of an American foreign policy shaped more by adesire to protect an oil-dependent standard of living and opposition tocommunist expansion than to promote democracy. 73 min. Video/C 6352 Extremists on the Internet
Addresses the use of the Internet to spread messages of hate and violence. Don Black, founder of Stormfront; Matt Hale, founder of the World Church of the Creator; Richard Butler, founder of Aryan Nations and Christian Identity; and Dr. William Pierce, founder of the National Alliance and author of The Turner diaries, expound their doctrines, tactics, and goals. Profiles of 'lone wolves'-- individuals incited to commit violence and hate crimes-- include Timothy McVeigh, Benjamin Smith, the lynchers of James Byrd, and others. 2000. 42 min. Video/C 7737

On September 6, 1970, members of the militant Palestinian group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, hijacked four commercial airliners in order to draw attention to their cause and gain the release of their comrades being held in Swiss prisons. Three days later they commandeered a fifth plane, and, without killing any of the hostages, spectacularly blew up three of the planes at Dawson's Field in the Jordanian desert. Through interviews with militants who carried out the attack, journalists, crew members, and passengers, this production examines these events, and how and when Middle East militants began to see civilians as legitimate pawns in their struggles for self-determination. c2006. 60 min. DVD 5631

The Holy Warriors (Behind the Veil; 2)
This film examines the reasons for more radical interpretations of the Quran in Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Analysis of the jihad helps Westerners perceive why some muslims believe that they can escape Westernization only through violence, how one man's terrorism may be another man's patriotism. How then can differing cultures find a common basis for mutual respect?. 1998. 52 min. Video/C 5786

Homegrown: Islam in Prison
In 2005, a group calling itself Jamiyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheech, which translates to Assembly of Authentic Islam, and shortened to JIS by law enforcement, plotted to strike U.S. military facilities, Israeli national interests and synagogues in the Los Angeles area around the Jewish high holidays. This film features the complexities of Islam in prison by tracing the men charged with the 2005 alleged terrorist plot in Los Angeles and an overcrowded prison system which might become a breeding ground for homegrown terrorists. Originally broadcast as a segment of the PBS series America at a Crossroads. c2007. 60 min. DVD X987

Inside America's Empire
The challenge of terrorism is likely to last for generations, and in a war without definable geographic borders or clear-cut victories, the threat may crop up anywhere. This documentary illuminates how the U.S. military is confronting this complicated challenge in unexpected and innovative ways, as chronicled by military correspondent Robert D. Kaplan of The Atlantic. Kaplan takes viewers to the Philippines, Mali, Colombia and the Republic of Georgia to meet the commanders and grunts on the ground who are waging the war on terror, often acting more as humanitarians than as warriors. Kaplan makes the case that this engagement with the peoples and cultures of the world -- offering logistical support, humanitarian aid and weapons training -- is integral to America's security and future prosperity. Originally broadcast as a segment of the PBS series America at a Crossroads. 2007. 60 min. DVD X977

Jihad!: In America
The program features videos of militants' meetings in the U.S., interviews with leading law enforcement and government officials, and discussion about the civil liberties issues our society faces in dealing with the threat of terrorism. c1994. 57 min. Video/C 3894

The Living Martyr: Hizbollah Unveiled
For militant followers of Islam, the highest honor is to be dubbed "the living martyr," one who has irrevocably committed himself to dying in a suicide attack against the organization's enemies. Why do boys and young men so readily embrace this ideal? This documentary presents footage of suicide mission preparations and interviews with Lebanon's Hizballah resistance fighters and their families. 53 min. c2001. Video/C 8675

Mozambique: The Struggle for Survival
Documents the effects of 25 years of armed conflict and the resulting famine on the people of Mozambique which is under seige from RENAMO, a terrorist group supported by South Africa. This film explores the political and racial background of the fighting and accuses South Africa of waging a campaign of destabilization and terror. 1987. 57 min. Video/C 5216

Mumbai Massacre
For many, what began as a typical day in a bustling cosmopolitan city turned into a nightmarish 60 hours of orchestrated terrorism broadcast live to the world via cell phones, Internet, text, and Twitter. The same social media tools used in consumer technology to relate vital real-time news of the escalating atrocities and information about victims' situation were also used by terrorists to coordinate and plan their attacks. Looks at how social media became a silent witness and simultaneously transformed news as it happened. Producer/director, Victoria Potts. Originally broadcast as an episode of the television series Secrets of the dead on November 3, 2009. 60 min. DVD X5415

My Daughter the Terrorist
A rare, inside look at an organization that most of the world has blacklisted as a terrorist group. Made by the first foreign film crew to be given access to the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) of Sri Lanka. Dharsika and Puhalchudar have been living and fighting side-by-side for seven years as part of LTTE's elite force, the Black Tigers. Their story is told through cinema verite footage, newsreel footage, and interviews with the women and Dharsika's mother. The women describe heartbreaking traumas they both experienced at the hands of the Sri Lankan army, which led them to join the guerrilla forces. This documentary sheds light on the reasons that the Tamil Tigers continue their bloody struggle for independence while questioning their tactics. 2007. 58 min. DVD 9941

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Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West
"In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism has, in the minds of many, taken the place once held by communism as the leading threat to the safety and security of the industrialized West. Filmmakers Wayne Kopping and Raphael Shore explore what they regard as the most dangerous force since the rise of Nazism in this documentary. Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West features footage from Arab television outlets with interviews which are compared with newsreel images of terrorist actions staged by the PLO and other groups in an effort to show parallels between hate-based groups of the past and the current mood among Islamic extremists. Obsession also includes interviews with guerilla fighters, former Hitler Youth members, and terrorist operatives as they discuss the role and function of extremist political and religious groups." [Mark Deming, All Movie Guide] Narration by Wayne Kopping ; featuring interviews with Martin Gilbert, Robert Wistrich, Khaleel Mohammed, Daniel Pipes, Alan Dershowitz. Directed and edited by Wayne Kopping. 77 min. 2006. DVD 8471

One Day in September
Presents the shocking true story of the brutal massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by a team of extreme Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. Chronicles events from terrorist training in Libya to the terrorists sneaking into the Olympic Village to the tension-filled negotiations to the shocking conclusion at a German airport. Told with actual video shot during the crisis and interviews with those who took part (including the only surviving member of the Black September group). 2001. 90 min. DVD 1040

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Posada Carriles: Terrorism Made in USA
A Cuban airliner with 73 passengers on board left Venezuela on October 6, 1976. Two explosions took it down over the ocean, near the Barbados coast. There were no survivors. As a result of this attack, the existence of a terrorist network was exposed to the public. A network that was financed and controlled by the CIA, and which had been operating clandestinely since the 1960's. It had an important center of operations in Venezuela, where Posada Carriles was a key figure. This documentary tells the story of terrorist Posada Carriles, since he started working for the CIA in the 1960's, until he was welcomed in Miami by the Bush government in 2007. Written and directed by Angel Palacios. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2007. 90 min. DVD X3678

Promised Paradise: How Can One Believe That Terrorism Leads to Heaven?
Banned by the Indonesian government, this provocative documentary examines the psychology of extremism in a country with the largest Muslim population in the world. "Promised Paradise," a new film from documentary filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich, made international news earlier this year when Indonesian authorities suddenly banned it from screening at the Jakarta International Film Festival. The film follows a traditional Indonesian puppeteer and troubadour, the dynamic Agus Nur Amal, as he attempts to track down the terrorists who masterminded the 2002 Bali bombings. During the course of his journey, he exposes the atmosphere of intolerance and confusion that pervades his country. A film by Leonard Retel Helmrich. Dist. Cinema Guild. c2007 52 min. DVD 8706

State of Fear: The Truth About Terrorism
The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission's official report chronicles the atrocities of both sides during the twenty year war between Abimael Guzman's revolutionary "Shining path" Indian guerrilla movement and the establishment governments. The Commission presents an alternate lens through which citizens of Peru can evaluate the inequalities their Indian people sought to address and the inevitable ravages modern terrorism brings to everyone. A film by Paco de Onis, Peter Kinoy, Pamela Yates. Dist.: New Day Films. 2005. 94 min. DVD 6440

States of Terror: Counter-terrorism in the Basque Country (Etats de terreur: Guerre Sle au Pays Basque)
Separatist movement. Following an attempted right-wing coup in 1981, Spanish government officials secretly formed the GAL, an organization whose purpose was to attack ETA using similar methods of violence and terror. After a pivotal meeting with President Francois Mitterrand, Spain received the support it needed when France agreed to assist the GAL in their operations. Concentrating on the French Basque country --a sanctuary for many of ETA's members-- GAL actions were directed by Spanish government officials, deploying hired mercenaries to carry out bombings, kidnappings and assassinations with the compliance and assistance of the French police. Through interviews with government officials, judicial officials and prosecutors, journalists, and the families of victims - and incorporating rare archival footage --the director conducts a methodical investigation into the Anti-Terrorist Liberation Group (GAL). Directed by Arthur Mac Caig. 59 min. 2000. Video/C MM1084

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Struggle for the Soul of Islam: Inside Indonesia
An inside look at how a fledgling democracy is struggling to control the rise of religious extremism. Indonesia is home to more Muslims than the entire Middle East combined -- more than 210 million. Almost all are Sunni Muslims. Despite a history of pluralism and moderation, in recent years Indonesia has become both a target and breeding ground for Islamic militants. The bombing of two night clubs in Bali, in October of 2002, was a stunning wake-up call that Al Qaeda-style terrorism had spread to Southeast Asia. It was second only to 9/11 as the most deadly terrorist attack in modern history. Originally broadcast as a segment of the PBS series America at a Crossroads. c2007. 60 min. DVD X975

Suicide Bombers: Secrets of the Shaheed
A documentary probing the minds of suicide bombers who spearheaded the psychological war of terror in the Middle East. The film examines the reasons why young men justify sacrificing their lives to become human bombs. The quest to become "Shaheed," or in English, "holy martyr" is analyzed in rare, intimate interviews with these men. 52 min. 1998. Video/C 8985

Television and Terrorism, Who Calls the Shots?
Reviews the events of Sept. 27, 1990 in Berkeley, Calif. when 33 people were held hostage and one killed by Merhdad Dashti in the Durant Hotel. A panel of newscasters discusses the challenges and techniques of broadcasting news without editing directly from the sight of crisis situations. c1994. 57 min. Video/C 3894

Television and Terrorism(Teleconference: The Museum of Television and Radio. Los Angeles, CA, 1998)

The Changing Dynamics of Terrorism on Television. Performer: Panel: James F. Hoge (Foreign Affairs), David Nicholas (Independent Television News), Chaim Yavin (Israeli Public Television), Dore Gold (Israeli ambassador to the U.N.), Garrick Utley (CNN). Host: Robert M. Batscha. One in a series of two satellite seminars which investigate how prime-time television deals with reporting acts of terrorism. A panel of experts explore issues such as: What is the attitude of journalists towards terrorists? Has media coverage magnified the importance of terrorism out of all proportion? Has it served their propaganda? Does it prevent or complicate rescue missions? Is the journalist and the television camera the terrorists' best friend? This first segment focuses on these issues in relation to terrorist cases in Great Britain and Israel. 90 min. Video/C 5409

Terrorism: Freedom of the Press and National Security. The last segment in a series of two satellite seminars which investigate how prime-time television deals with reporting acts of terrorism. A panel of experts explore issues such as: What is the attitude of journalists towards terrorists? Has media coverage magnified the importance of terrorism out of all proportion? Has it served their propaganda? Does it prevent or complicate rescue missions? Is the journalist and the television camera the terrorists' best friend? This second segment focuses on these issues in relation to American journalism and terrorist cases in the United States. 90 min. Video/C 5410

Terror! (Part I)
Documentary on international terrorism. Actual terrorists are interviewed in an attempt to understand the terrorist mentality. Such groups as the Basque ETA, the Japanese Red Army, Black September, Prima Linea, the PLO and the IRA are chronicled. Includes footage of terrorist attacks and draws some conclusions about the fanaticism of terrorists. 1985. 50 min. Video/c 9919

Terror! (Part II)
A documentary produced in 1985 dealing with the variety of governmental responses to terrorism. Contends that Western nations generally respond weakly and that some make protective deals with terrorist groups. In addition to military (Israel, West Germany) and diplomatic responses (Italy, France), the film looks at governments which actively support terrorism (Libya, Syria, Soviet Union). 1985. 50 min. Video/c 9920

Terrorism: A World in Shadows
1996. Dist. Ambrose Video 46 min. each installment.

Ethnic Terrorism. Examines three major contemporary organizations which represent ethically-based opposition to state authority. The IRA and The Basques (ETA) represent two examples of European terrorism, while the PLO represents a distinct Middle Eastern phenomenon. Follow the factors which generate terrorism, the techniques used, and the "justification" of these deadly acts, the type of state response and the political, social, psychological and economic consequences of violence. Video/C MM1085

Religious Terrorism. Reveals how religious factions can use violence in the name of God to achieve their political goals. Explores three groups: The Shiite network known as the Hizballah of Southern Lebanon, Al Jihad Organization of Egypt, and the Sikhs in India. Video/C MM1086

Idealogical Terrorism. Four terrorist organizations committed to fighting authority are discussed: the Red Brigades in Italy, Baader-Meinhof/Red Army Faction in Germany, Death Squads in El Salvador, and the White Supremacists in the United States. Despite the similarity in terrorist tactics, these groups subscribe to different idealogical points of view. Video/C MM1087

State Sponsored Terrorism. A depiction of four examples of state sponsored violence. In each of these cases, the ruling elite used different forms and degrees of violence to suppress challenges to state authority. Looks at the Chinese government massacre of students at Tiananmen Square; China's subjugation of Tibet; the repression of the Kurds by Saddam Hussein and South Africa's domestic terror for over 40 plus years against its black population. Video/C MM1088

Genocide, the Ultimate Terrorism. Discusses a comparative depiction of mass killings and genocide in the twentieth century. Several studies of mass terror are documented including the Holocaust, the Armenian Massacres, Cambodia and the famine in Ethiopia. Identifies the catalysts, ideologies, instruments, political and social consequences, and the patterns of denial associated with each instance of mass murder. Video/C MM1089

Future Terror. Explores three new classifications of violence and terrorism which have become increasingly pervasive in our society. These new forms of violence -- environmental terrorism, gang terrorism and narco terrorism are analyzed in terms of their origins, their causes and societal impact. The core of terrorism is to do damage and use fear to change the lives of whole societies. The series concludes with a review of some of the methods used to contain terrorism. Video/C MM1090

Terrorism, Aims and Objectives
Series produced & directed by Tony Stark. Dist: Films Media Group. c1995. 52 min. each segment

International Terrorism. Describes the origins, growth and effects of the major players in international terrorism: the Palestinians and the Shiite fundamentalists. Explains the motivations of individuals like Mahmud Khaled, who killed 13 passengers and wounded 80 others at the Rome airport. Examines the moral dilemmas posed by such acts to governments that respect human rights: Is it justifiable to sacrifice the lives of hostages to deter future terrorism? Is it permissible to use violence as a deterrent to terrorism when innocent people might be killed? 52 min. Video/C 8341

Terror and Counter-Terror: Can Democracy Survive? This program looks at the economic, political, and military pressures on a government menaced by terrorism. The government is Peru's and the terrorists are among the most determined, ruthless, and enigmatic of Latin American insurgents, the Sendero Luminoso. The program show how Sendero, which uses both urban terror and rural guerrilla tactics, has brought Peru's shaky democracy to the point of collapse; and as Sendero has gained in strength, democratic values have been jettisoned as the country is caught in a vicious cycle of terror and counter-terror. 52 min. Video/C 8342

Domestic Terrorism. This program looks at what makes educated -- sometimes highly educated men and women take up arms in an ideological bid to overthrow their democratic governments; and it shows why some fail, while others are more successful in attaining their goals. It also shows why highly motivated and intelligent terrorists are so difficult for police to catch, and underscores the inevitable temptations for government to bend or break the law in order to bring the culprits to justice. Looks at terrorist activities in Italy, Northern Ireland and Spain. 52 min. Video/C 8343

The Third World War, Al Qaeda.
Dist: Films Media Group. 41 min. each installment. 1994.

Europe: Revealing the Hidden Enemy. Examines how al Qaeda's global network was uncovered, and how, in response to counterterrorism, that network has evolved new structures and strategies. Through detailed interviews with American security officials, European intelligence agents, and terrorist Salim Boukhari, looks at the methods and resiliency of terrorists groups. DVD 3735

America: Hunting for Sleeper Cells.Can America fight an enemy within its borders while preserving civil liberties? This program examines the critical role of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Forces in the hunt for al Qaeda sleeper cells, and how that role has created new challenges for the agency. DVD 3736

Asia: Staking Out Terror's Breeding Grounds. Unstable Southeast Asian countries with poorly equipped law enforcement agencies have become havens for terrorism; one example is the 2002 Bali bombing. This program underscores the minimal attention that Asia has received in comparison with Middle East counterterrorist operations -- and how the disparity negatively affected European and Australian intelligence preceding the Bali attack. DVD 3737

In August 1977 in Germany RAF terrorists kidnapped businessman Hanns Martin Schleyer and demanded the release of incarcerated RAF terrorists. The terrorists also hijacked the Lufthansa jet "Landshut" with 86 passengers on board, with a final showdown at the Mogadishu Airport. A thrilling documentary with fictional elements based on the true story with interviews by the people who were involved. A film by Heinrich Breloer. In German with occasional English with German subtitles. 1997. 177 min. DVD 4568
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Torture, Human Rights and Terrorism
A panel discussion sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley's Center of Latin American Studies in conjunction with the center's exhibit of Abu Ghraib paintings by famed Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Panelists include: Aryeh Neier, president of George Soros' Open Society Institute, adjunct professor of law at New York University, and founder of Human Rights Watch. Jose Zalaquet, president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, law professor and co-director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Chile Law School, and a writer about the arts in Latin America. Jenny S. Martinez, an associate professor of law at Stanford University who defended alleged dirty bomb suspect Jose Padilla in arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004. Philip Zimbardo, former president of the American Psychological Association, the professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford who conducted a famed experiment pitting students posing as guards against those posing as prisoners, and author of a book on Abu Ghraib due out in March. March 7, 2007, 04:00PM. Booth Auditorium Boalt Hall.

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Understanding Terrorism
A five part series presenting the evolution of world terrorism in the past 30 years and the Special Forces of the world's elite counter-terrorism organizations. 2001.

Understanding Terrorism, Part 1: Afghanistan, the Lost Generation. Focuses on the country of Afghanistan dominated by a terrorist regime in an unflinching look at the atrocities of war and a people struggling to survive in the total desperation caused by an almost perpetual state of conflict. Told through the personal stories of three people Ustad Kamal, a dean of traditional music, 12 yr. old Bashir who struggles to feed his six siblings after his parents were killed and Nasrullah, a soldier crippled by war. 2001. 30 min. Video/C 8447

Understanding Terrorism, Part 2: Badges Without Borders, Inside the Diplomatic Security Service. Presents an inside look at the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service and the secret world of the elite tactical unit within the DSS, the Mobile Security Division. Includes footage on the specialized training of this force as well as their capture of suspects behind the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 and other activities including the man-hunt for Osama Bin Laden. 2001. 47 min. Video/C 8448

Understanding Terrorism, Part 3: The Brotherhood of Arms, the Global Fight Against Terrorism. Presents an inside look at elite counter terrorist units: Germany's GSG-9 and their heroic 1977 assault on the hijacked Lufthansa aircraft; Spain's national counter-terrorist unit, the GEO; Great Britain's Special Air Service and their role during the Iranian embassy siege of 1980; and the story of Kurt Muse, an American businessman imprisoned by Gen Noriega and rescued by the U.S. Army's elite rescue unit. Includes extensive interviews with hostages. 2001. 47 min. Video/C 8449

Understanding Terrorism, Part 4: The Thin Blue Line, Law Enforcement Against Terrorism. Visits police special operation units that are often front-line combatants in the war on terrorism. Examines the work and training of Israel's Mossad and Shin Bet forces, Austria's commando cops, known as GEK Cobra and then moves on to New York City where the Emergency Service Unit thwarts bombers plotting to bomb one of the city's subway lines. 2001. 47 min. Video/C 8450

Understanding Terrorism, Part 5: Operation Thunderbolt, the Entebbe Hostage Rescue. Presents a detailed look at the Israeli Defense Force that formulated a daring and top secret rescue of the hostages on the hijacked Air France Airline in Entebbe, Uganda. Granted unprecedented access to newly declassified IDF and Mossad intelligence archives, including never-before-seen footage shot by the rescue force, this is the complete story of the Entebbe rescue, considered to be the most perfectly planned, executed and daring of all modern hostage rescues. 2001. 54 min. Video/C 8451

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