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Global & Human Rights Issues

Human Rights & Wrongs: Children & Human Rights [Part 2]

First segment: Profiles Geoffrey Canada who directs Harlem's Rheedlen Centers for Children and Families which provides quality preventive social services to New York City's most devastated communities. Second segment: Appalachian youth talk about how their lives are being turned around by a group called Appalshop, a nonprofit media center, radio station and recording studio. Third segment: An interview with Marian Wright Edelman, founder and director of the Children's Defense Fund.Broadcast April 4, 1995. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Children & Human Rights [Part 3]

First segment: A look at the "Stand for Children" rally, where hundreds of thousands of Americans and children's rights advocates gathered in Washington, DC to give voice to children's rights as human rights. Second segment: A look at the Denmark's Children's Council, one of the first attempts to bring the voice of children directly into the seat of government. Third segment: Yasmin, a street child in India, shows her world and the importance of education through her personal video diary. Broadcast June 26, 1996. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: China Trade (Trade and Human Rights)

First segment: South African president, Nelson Mandela, discusses his plan to forge a "government of national unity." Second segment: Examines the controversy surrounding the linking of trade to human rights policy, with regard to China's "most favored nation" status, through interviews with politicians, the Dali Lama and former Chinese political prisoner, Wang Juntao. Third segment: Explores the spiritual resistance of Tibetan nuns persecuted by their Chinese occupiers through excerpts from the film "Satya: A prayer for the enemy." Broadcast May 14, 1994. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: China. [Part 1] (Human Rights in Asia)

Contents: [Pt 1]. Escape from China -- [Pt. 2] Big business vs human rights. The first segment offers a preview of Escape from China, a secretly filmed profile of one of the Tiananmen Square uprising's youth leaders. The second segment analyses the controversy over China's "Most favored nation" status as a U.S. trading partner despite repeated human rights abuses. Broadcast April 11, 1993. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: China. [Part 2](Human Rights in Asia)

First segment: Excerpts from "Moving the mountain," which focuses on Li Lu, one of the leaders of the Tiananmen uprising. Includes an interview with Li Lu, now living in exile, on the decline of human rights in China. Second segment: Excerpt from "From Hollywood to Hanoi," in which a Vietnamese-American filmmaker, Ti Thang Nga, journeys back to Vietnam to understand her own feelings about the war. She visits My Lai, the site of a massacre by American troops to make an appeal for reconciliation and friendship. Broadcast May 9, 1995. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Clinton Administration

Contents: [Pt 1]. Report card: human rights -- [Pt. 2] Leonard Peltier. Broadcast May 14, 1994. The first segment examines the consistency and success of President Bill Clinton's human rights policies with particular reference to China and Haiti through interviews with former president Jimmy Carter and representatives from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The second segment examines advocacy for the release of the native American activist and prisoner, Leonard Peltier. Broadcast May 12, 1993. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Cuba (Human rights and Cuba)

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

Human Rights & Wrongs: Drugs & Human Rights

First segment: Takes a critical look at the American judicial system and the impact of zealous law enforcement strategies in the war on drugs on the rights of individuals and minorities. Second segment: Examines advocacy on behalf of prisoners convicted in the "War on drugs," by a former drug pusher and founder of "Prison Life magazine" and by an undercover DEA agent. Third segment: General Barry McCaffrey, President Clinton's drug "czar" discusses his views on drug policy and the current state of the war on drugs in the United States. Broadcast July 17, 1996. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Ethnic Fault Line

Contents: [Pt 1]. Ethnic faultline -- [Pt. 2] Human Rights Film Festival, 1993. First segment: Tracks the influence of old ethnic hatreds and fears through the rise of neo-Nazi groups targeting Jews and gypsies which threaten human rights in Hungary. Second segment: Previews film entries in the 1993 Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Broadcast May 5, 1993. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Global Institutions

First segment: Are global institutions outmoded in the new world order? This segment examines institutions like the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and NATO in a post-Cold War context. Second segment: A report on World Bank activities in Mexico and their impact on the daily lives of ordinary Mexican citizens. Third segment: An interview with UN Asst. Sec. General Alvaro De Soto about the role of human rights's organizations after the end of the Cold War. Broadcast May 22, 1996. 27 mins