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Global & Human Rights Issues

Zoned for Slavery: The Child Behind the Label

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

[Chomsky , Noam] Global Economy and Democracy: An Interview with Noam Chomsky.

Political theorist and activist, Noam Chomsky, discusses the relationship between national debt and the democracy available in that country. He views repayment of external debt, not incurred by the society as a whole, and yet usually repaid by the members of society at large to necessitate some form of coercion of the tax paying populace. 1999. 48 min.

[Chomsky , Noam] Noam Chomsky on the World: The Chomsky Sessions

Delves into the mind of American linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky through a series of candid interviews, lectures, and classroom discussions in which he traces the entire arc of 20th-century American politics, from 1920s public policy to 9/11. Contents : A working-class education -- Activists in a time of war -- Freedom and opportunity -- The 1960's -- The will of the people -- Alternatives to capitalism -- Democracy, fact or fiction?

[Salgado, Sebastiao] Migrations, Humanity in Transition by Sebastiao Salgado: Follow-up Discussion to the Avenali Lecture

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

[Salgado, Sebastiao] Migrations, Humanity in Transition by Sebastiao Salgado: Followed by a Conversation with Orville Schell

Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado comments on his photographic collection "Migrations: photographs by Sebastiao Salgado," which range across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Salgado sees evidence of what he calls "a revolution in the way we live, produce, communicate and travel," often summarized by the catchword "globalization." His presentation is followed by a conversation with the author Orville Schell who continues the discussion on Salgado's work and visions of the social ramifications of globalization.

[Salgado, Sebastiao] The Spectre of Hope

Noted Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado and art critic John Berger pore over Salgado's photographic collection "Migrations," six years and 43 countries in the making (ranging across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America). "Migrations" contains photographs of people pushed from their homes and traditions to cities and their margins -- slums and refugee camps.