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Global & Human Rights Issues

Breaking the Bank

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

Calcutta Calling

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

Choices for the New Century

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

City Life.

Series examining the effect of globalization on people and cities worldwide. c2001. 30 min. each installmentweb web sites: Bullfrog Films catalog description City Life. Marta Suplicy is the new mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil who is determined to make Sao Paulo a sustainable 21st century global city. This program follows her as she visits schools, hospitals, favelas, and a shelter for battered women, in her quest to improve the living conditions of the city. The Long March.

Closing the Gap: The Round Table Process in Action.

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

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

2 hours. c2002. Based on the book by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw (HD87 .Y47 1998 Bus & Econ, Moffitt) Battle of Ideas. The first episode of a 3 part series exploring the changing economic world in the 20th century: the clash between governments and the marketplace, the debate over the impact of globalization, and the forces shaping future economies. This episode considers the idea of government control in 20th century world economies, focusing on the economic theories presented by Marx and Lenin, John Maynard Keynes and Freidrich Von Hayek. Agony of Reform.

Controlling Interest: The World of the Multinational Corporation

Examines foreign investment policies of U.S. corporations and the effects of those investments on social, economic, and political conditions in foreign nations. 1978.50 min.

Related web sites: California Newsreel catalog description

Countdown to the Future. The World We Share

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

Daluyong: The Filipino Worker in the Era of Globalization

Documentary captures the concrete impact of globalization on workers in the Philippines. No job security, union busting, violation of workers' right and welfare are the lament of workers in the country who have been hit by globalization. 2001. 34 min.

Diverted to Delhi

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