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Panama Deception.

Offers a view of the 1989 invasion of Panama that was not given by the American media. Presents evidence of mass burials of civilian casualties and internment of homeless civilians which was concealed by the U.S. military or went unreported. Also claims to reveal President Bush's "secret agenda" behind the invasion: to keep U.S. military bases in Panama after the year 2000 in defiance of canal treaties.) Directed by Barbara Trent. c1992. 91 min. ; Academy Award 1992 (Best Documentary, Feature) National Educational Film & Video Festival 1993 (Gold Apple).

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Discusses the film "The Panama Deception" () which is critical of the coverage given by the media of the U.S. invasion of Panama in December, 1989. Through interviews with the director of the film, the U.N. ambassador to Panama and others, the issues of censorship of the American media for political purposes is explored. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast April 28, 1993. 91 min.

U.S. Invades Panama: Wednesday, December 20, 1989 (Nightline)

The United States invades Panama and vows to capture General Manuel Noriega. Ted Koppel and Chris Wallace lead the discussion regarding whether or not the United States can meet this goal. Includes interviews with journalists in Panama, White House spokespersons, Panamanian and Soviet diplomats, the U.S. Ambassador to Panama and the commander of U.S. military operations in Panama. 1990. 47 min.

We Are Kunam (Am Tulemarbi)

This documentary presents the history of the Kuna Indians of Panama and their struggle for autonomy. At a yearly celebration of their independence day residents reenact the battles that won them their freedom. Present day village life is shown and their fight against the multinational corporations that are destroying their lands is also documented. 1997. 32 min.