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Videos on Global Conditions: Economics

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes on the economic, environmental, health, human, and religious conditions of the world.

Films, Culture and the Arts

African American art past and present 1992
Rare and historical photographs, beautiful reproductions of paintings, sculpture and crafts, and brilliant musical selections combine to make this an outstanding educational program for children and adults.
3 videocassettes (90 min.) :
DOUGLASS. DOUGLASS. DOUGLASS 160 cassette 1 160 cassette 2 160 cassette 3
The African American cinema I, Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates (1919) 1993
The earliest surviving feature directed by an African-American, Within our gates tells the story of a young African-American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for Black children. The scenes of lynching and attempted white-on-Black rape may be a response to D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation.
1 videocassette (79 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2805
The African American cinema. II, The scar of shame (1923) and Sissle and Blake (1926) 1993
Sissle and Blake is a short filmed in Lee De Forest's New York studio with his sound-on-film process in 1923, four years before Hollywood began to experiment with sound. Pianist Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle perform their jazz composition "Affectionate Dan" and a jazzed-up spiritual. Scar of shame: In no film was the racial theme more apparent than in this story about an ill-matched marriage between a black concert painist and a poor, lower class black woman. Secretly ashamed of her, the young man keeps his wife hidden from his socially-prominent middle-class mother.
1 videocassette (80 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2809
Against the odds the artists of the Harlem Renaissance 1994
Documents the story of a group of black visual artists working during the 1920s and 1930s, who for the most part were unable to show their work in mainstream museums and galleries. Highlights the influential role the Harmon Foundation played in the development of African American art in the United States.
1 videocassette (57 min) :
MEDIA 2-2568, 4002
Aida's brothers & sisters Black voices in opera 2000
Presents the history and current situation of African-American opera singers in America. Combines rare and contemporary footage of some of the greatest performers of the century and includes interviews with many notable black singers (including Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Leontyne Price, Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, Robert McFerrin, and members of Opera Ebony) as well as musicologists, directors, and historians.
1 videocassette (90 min.) :
DANA 1819
Alex Haley a conversation with Alex Haley 1992
Alex Haley recounts the transformation of a college drop-out into one of America's most powerful non-fiction writers.
1 videocassette (50 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-5980 369
Ali 2002
Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight championship title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle.".
1 videodisc (157 min.) :
MEDIA 10-162
Alice Walker a conversation with Alice Walker 1992
Alice Walker shares with us her remarkable spiritual journey from a sharecropping childhood in rural Georgia to the peace and creativity of her present retreat in Northern California. She reads from her poetry and discusses contemporary America with an anger and urgency rooted in an abiding optimism.
1 videocassette (30 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 389 2-1973
Alma's Rainbow 1996
Rainbow is the daughter of Alma, "the no-nonsense owner of a popular beauty parlor"..."Ruby, Alma's free-spirited sister, unexpectedy arrives after a ten year absence, bringing the beauty and warmth Rainbow craves, and a few secrets from Alma's past.".
1 videocassette (88 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3785
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 1986
Four short compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with an introduction by Alvin Ailey and commentary by each choreographer.
1 videocassette (140 min.) :
DOUGLASS 177
As I remember it a portrait of Dorothy West 1991
From the perspective of her 83 years, the still-active African-American writer Dorothy West relates her memories of growing up black, privileged and enthralled by literature.
1 videocassette (56 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5032
August Wilson 1994
Playwright August Wilson talks about his roots in the black community, how his plays express the African-American experience, how the African heritage of Black Americans is both expressed and repressed in American society today, and the importance of blues as cultural expression.
1 videocassette (ca. 22 min.)
MEDIA 2-7461
August Wilson 2003
Bill Moyers interviews playwright August Wilson on the importance of the blues in Wilson's life and his writing. Also talks about finding an African-American cultural identity and what Wilson sees as the false portrayal of black Americans on television.
1 videodisc (30 min.)
MEDIA 10-643
August Wilson a conversation with August Wilson 1992
Playwright August Wilson talks about his roots in the black community, how his plays express the African-American experience, how the African heritage of Black Americans is both expressed and repressed in American society today, and the importance of blues as cultural expression.
1 videocassette (22 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 365 2-1974
Black conservatives 1994
"In this specially adapated Phil Donahue program,, Armstrong Williams, Kevin Pritchett, Phyllis Berry Meyers, and Dr. Khalid Al-Mansor say that the existing welfare system has become just another form of slavry; that blacks should strive for self-empowerment and not depend on the Democratic Party, which takes their votes for granted; and that the traditional black leadership has been detrimental to African Americans."--Container.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
DANA 855
Black Indians an American story 2000
This video explores the issue of racial identity among Native and African Americans. This in-depth documentary examines the coalescence of these two groups in American history.
1 videodisc (60 min.)
DANA 153
Black is-- black ain't a personal journey through black identity 1995
American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain and reduce the black experience. In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of blackness.
1 videocassette (88 min.) :
ALEXANDER. DANA. MEDIA 424 424 2-2903
Black Israel 2003
Documentary presents scenarios of Africans and African Americans who live in the Jewish communities of Israel, and are Jewish by birth or by conversion. The positive and the negative ways in which people are affected by their heritage makes for a vibrant portrait of pluralistic 21st-century Jewish identities.
1 videocassette (88 min.)
MEDIA 2-6772
The black king 1993
The main character, "Charcoal" Johnson, through connivance, becomes the minister/leader of a Logan, Mississippi congregation from which he attempts to extort money for a "Back to Africa" movement. He proclaims himself King of the United States of Africa.
1 videocassette (70 min.)
DANA 1913
Black like me 1992
A white writer travels through the racially torn South of the 1950's as a black man by chemically darkening his skin color and cutting and dyeing his hair to personally experience and write about racism and prejudice.
1 videocassette (107 min.) :
DANA 1009
Black religion in the 20th century 1993
Dr. Simmons' lecture explores Black religion in the twentieth century and two prominent new religious movements, Black Muslim and Pentecostal. Also included is an interview by Dr. Simmons with Dr. Abdul Salaam of the Nation of Islam.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA 1456
Black theatre the making of a movement 1978
The meaning of black theatre is discussed by accomplished playwrights, directors, producers and performers. Includes interviews with James Earl Jones, Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins and others.
1 videocassette (114 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 359 2-1978
Black to the promised land 1992
A group of problem students from the Street Academy High School of Brooklyn are taken on a trip to Israel. They experience the everyday life of the Jewish community in a kibbutz. Both Jewish and Black youngsters seem surprised in finding that love, respect and friendship can grow in spite of ethnic differences and the color of their skin.
1 videocassette (97 min.)
MEDIA 2-6787
Blues masters history of the blues 2002
Rare performances and historical footage tracing the development of American blues music.
1 videodisc (103 min.)
DANA 59
Bluesland a portrait in American music 1993
This video explores the blues-- with all its poetic irony and sly humor, its eroticism and timeless power. It traces its roots from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Mississippi Delta to Louisiana, Texas, Kansas City and Chicago. It includes music by: Son House, Leadbelly, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Count Basie, Louis Jordan, Jimmy Rushing, T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington and many others.
1 videocassette (ca. 85 min) :
DANA 1561
Body and soul 1998
Paul Robeson in his first screen role, plays two parts, an evil preacher and his good brother, who wage a personal war for the body and soul of the heroine.
1 videocassette (100 min.) : 1 videocassette (75 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-3557 598
Boyz 'n the hood 1998
For three young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the "hood" is a place of drive-by shootings, unemployment, drugs and pain. But their reactions to the world around them vary- one is an unambitious drug dealer, his brother is a college bound teenage father, and the brother's best friend is guided by a strong father who hopes for a better life for his son.
1 videodisc (112 min.) :
MEDIA 10-45
Buck and The Preacher 2007?
"Buck, an ex-Union Army Cavalry sergeant ... becomes a scout for freed slaves heading to the Colorado frontier. Tagging along with him are his wife and a Bible-thumping con artist known as The Preacher. Attacked by racist bounty hunters determined to return the former slaves to a life of sharecropping in Louisiana, Buck and his followers must summon all the courage they have in order to reach their destination and help settle the Wild West"--container.
1 videodisc (117 min.) :
DANA 448
The Charles Burnett collection 2007
Killer of sheep: An African-American slaughterhouse worker searches for tiny moments of beauty in his predominantly bleak life. My brother's wedding: A young African-American man navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life.
2 videodiscs (332 min.) :
MEDIA 10-1198
Chester Himes the long climb 1996
A program on the life of novelist Chester Himes, who began writing while he was in prison and achieved fame for his detective stories.
1 videocassette (30 min.) :
DANA 1255
Clementine Hunter American folk artist 1993
Presents the art of Clementine Hunter with interviews with the artist and commentary by collectors from Natchitoches, Louisiana.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
DANA 576
Coffy 1998
Pam Grier plays a nurse by day, avenging angel by night in order to retaliate against a greedy drug pusher who has corrupted her younger sister. She carries out her mission of vengeance to the very top.
1 videocassette (90 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5178
Commitments 2001
With money, power, prestige and a beautiful apartment in New York City, super stockbroker Fox Giovanni thought she had it all. She loved life in the fast lane, until a heart attack changed everything. Ordered by her doctor to rest, she calls her only friend in the world, her foster mother, who invites her to recover in the small town of Slumber, North Carolina. Now, far from everything she knows, she's examining who she is, falling in love and finding her way in a strange new place that feels surprisingly like home.
1 videodisc (93 min.)
DANA 88
Cotton comes to Harlem 1999
St. Jacques is Coffin Ed Johnson and Cambridge is Gravedigger Jones, black cops who suspect preacher Lockhart's back-to-Africa campaign is a swindle. Neatly combines action and comedy.
1 videocassette (ca. 96 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-5179 133
Culture shock 2000
Series of four documentaries explores why particular works or forms of art became (and some remain) controversial, gives points of view on the effects of the arts on individuals and on society, and addresses censorship and education. Each also is a self-contained documentary that analyses the particular form or work and presents the cultural milieu in which it was created.
4 videocassettes (270 min.) :
DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA 1527 cassette 1 1527 1528 cassette 2 1529 cassette 3 1530 cassette 4
Dancing on the edge, vol. 2 1992
A collection of selected performance highlights form the American Dance Festival.
1 videocassette (45 min.) :
DOUGLASS 169
Dignity of man and origins of African-American theatre 1991
Includes brief history of Black American performers, excerpt from Colored People's Time, by Leslie Lee.
1 videocassette (15 min.) :
DANA 1369
Do the right thing 1989
Spike Lee's powerful film combines humor and drama with memorable chararcters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York.
1 videocassette (120 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 55 2-838
Duke is tops 1994
Lena Horne, in her film debut, plays a successful singer who very nearly loses her man because his career as a producer is on the skids.
1 videocassette (72 min.) :
DANA 597
The edge of each other's battles the vision of Audre Lorde 2007
Documents black lesbian poet and activist Audre Lorde's (1934-92) social vision, using footage from the four-day conference: I am your sisters: forging global connections across differences, held in Boston in 1990. At the conference 1,200 men, women and young people from 23 countries examined the issues of the relations between race, class, gender and sexuality through Lorde's work. Interviews with the organizers of the conference are intercut with conference footage, including performances, controversies and speeches.
1 videodisc (59 min.) :
MEDIA 10-1159
Emergence of the African-American performing arts 1991
Includes brief history of black American performers, and excerpt from Simply heavenly, by Langston Hughes.
1 videocassette (ca. 15 min.) :
DANA 1370
Faith Ringgold 1991
"Share an insider's look at how one African-American woman, through patience, perseverance and education fulfilled her dream of becoming an artist....A painter by profession, she has moved away from traditional framed canvases to 'tankas,' paintings on quilted canvas with frames of quilted fabric."--Container.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 760 2-3177
Faith Ringgold paints Crown Heights 1995
Faith Ringgold details the creation of the quilt she created to represent the diverse cultures and traditions comprising the area of Crown Heights in New York City.
1 videocassette (ca. 28 min.) :
DOUGLASS 163
Faith Ringgold the last story quilt 1991
Faith Ringgold discusses aspects of her childhood, incidents from her life, and her art education. She talks about her artwork and shows it to the viewer.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
DOUGLASS 153
Fires in the mirror Crown Heights, Brooklyn and other identities 1993
Nineteen theatrical portraits, interspersed with news photos and footage, convey the characters and feelings of the people who experienced the racial conflicts between African-American and Jewish residents of Crown Heights in 1991. Based on verbatim excerpts from interviews.
1 videocassette (80 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-2043 1816
Five on the black hand side 2001
Mr. Brooks is the domineering head of his middle-class, African American family. However, Mr. Brooks must do some soul-searching after his previously subordinate wife joins their children in rebelling against her husband's authoritative behavior.
1 videodisc (96 min.)
DANA 301
For love of Ivy 2004
A wealthy family, afraid of losing their housekeeper to a secretarial career, fix her up with a man-about-town, who is secretly involved in illegal gambling.
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.)
DANA. MEDIA 178 10-462
For my people the life and writing of Margaret Walker 1998
Through interviews with writers, scholars, and Walker herself, this documentary examines the life and work of Margaret Walker,focusing on the influence that her writing had on Black women writers.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 1639 2-5981
Forever Ella a celebration of Ella Fitzgerald, legendary American singer 2000
Chronicles the personal life and singing career of the well- known jazz artist and discusses her impact on contemporary music.
1 videocassette (100 min.) :
MUSIC 438
Free to dance Go for what you know 2001
The history of African American dance; during the 1960s through the 1980s a dance explosion happens. There are more modern dancers, more dance companies.
1 videocassette (57 min.) :
DOUGLASS 236
Free to dance Steps of the gods 2001
The history of African American dance; examines the early history of Black dance that began when Katherine Dunham returned from the Caribbean Islands and taught her approach to movement that became known as the Dunham technique.
1 videocassette (57 min.) :
DOUGLASS 235
Free to dance. What do you dance 2001
The history of African American dance; examines the early development of modern dance set against the background of the Harlem renaissance, racial segregation and the great depression.
1 videocassette (57 min.) :
DOUGLASS 234
The freedom you will take 1999
In reaction to the narrow depiction of African Americans, the contemporary culture landscape has been transformed by the power of African-American film, dance, rap-music and spoken-word scene.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-4295
From these roots a review of the "Harlem Renaissance" 1974
Uses still photographs and filmed sequences to recreate the social and political climate of the Harlem renaissance--a period of great artistic and cultural activity in the 1920's which had, and still has, a profound influence on black American art and self-awareness and life-style.
1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) :
MEDIA 2-1703
Fun facts of American history 1997
Enjoy vintage film footage and hear offbeat tales of our great American heritage.
1 videocassette (45 min.) :
DANA 1113
Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998
A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 4 highlights the younger poets of the 1990s who represent the promise and diversity of Black poetry as it develops into the 21st century.
1 videocassette (27 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 1638 2-3767
Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998
A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 3 looks at the poetry that followed the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, which was marked with a broadened scope. While retaining the same political commitment, the poets extended their vision into new regions, exploring personal, sometimes taboo subjects and imbuing traditional forms with a contemporary intensity.
1 videocassette (114 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 1637 2-3766
Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998
A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 2 examines the poets of the Black liberation movements of the 1960s. Their works defined a strong Black cultural identity and waged a war for literary self-determination. Here these veterans read from works which stirred a generation and discuss the achievements and unfulfilled hopes of their movement.
1 videocassette (114 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 1636 2-3765
Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998
A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 1 introduces poets who laid the groundwork for today's Black poetry renaissance and mentored many of the younger voices represented in this series. These writers, many of whom began writing during the 1940s provided the wisdom and strong literary voice which brought Black verse to competence and maturity.
1 videocassette (114 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 1635 2-3764
Furious flower II regenerating the black poetic tradition 2005
A three part video anthology of African American poetry offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works.
3 videocassettes ( 214 min)
MEDIA 2-7350 - 2-7352
Garth Fagan's Griot New York 1995
Following brief interviews with Garth Fagan and Wynton Marsalis, the program includes a complete performance of Griot New York. The concept of a griot, a West African storyteller who keeps the cultural heritage of a people alive, is used to depict the non-European culture of New York City, and particularly the African and Caribbean backgrounds of some of its residents.
1 videocassette (85 min.) :
DOUGLASS 181
Gloria Naylor a conversation with Gloria Naylor 1992
Writer Gloria Naylor speaks on the influence of other black women writers, the influence of a southern background, early involvement with religion, learning to articulate one's experience, writing in different voices, and writing to explore one's beliefs.
1 videocassette (21 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 390 2-1971
Go down, death! 1994
"A morality melodrama which puts a minister's reputation in question, bringing him to the brink of Heaven and Hell."--Facets video catalog # 12.
1 videocassette (54 min.) :
DANA 594
Go tell it on the mountain 1985
"To be Black in America. To seek both salvation and understanding in the journey of a family from the rural South to 'big city' Harlem. To be a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather."--Container.
1 videocassette (97 min.) :
DANA MEDIA 1420 2-2176
God's trombones a trilogy of African-American poems 1994
Features three inspirational sermons of the old-time black preachers taken from James Weldon Johnson's book of poetry titled: God's trombones.
1 videocassette (25 min., 45 sec.) :
DANA 1843
Gordon Parks visions : the images, words and music of Gordon Parks 1996
He's been a waiter, a train porter, and a piano player in a brothel. He gained world-wide recognition as an award-winning photographer for Life Magazine, the first Afro-American to hold such a staff position. He wrote the acclaimed best selling novel, "The Learning Tree," and became the first Afro-American to direct a major Hollywood motion picture with this much praised film adaptation.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA. DANA 1154 1154
The green pastures 1993
An all-Black cast presents Marc Connelly's religious allegory, based on the premise of a Southern Black preacher telling Bible stories to his Sunday school class in terms of the world they are familiar with.
1 videocassette (90 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6201
The green pastures a fable 2006
A series of biblical stories are told from a black perspective. Unlike many Hollywood biblical epics, this sensitive, thoughtful film brings to the scriptures a profound level of understanding. Featuring the joyful gospel sounds of the Hall Johnson Choir.
1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.)
DANA 266
Hair piece a film for nappy-headed people 1985
An animated satire on Black consciousness from the perspective of hair styling.
1 videocassette (10 min.) :
MEDIA 2-7811
Harlem a self portrait 2002
This 1959 CBS News special offers a unique look at a city within a city, capturing the mood and teror of a community where police, not politicians, were the power and six out of seven officers were white.
1 videocassette (58 min.) :
DANA MEDIA 1866 10-1452
Harlem rides the range 1994
A sagebrush singer's two-gun law is all that stands between the claim-jumpimg villains and the heroine and her father's uranium mine.
1 videocassette (58 min.) :
DANA 593
Hidden heritage the roots of Black American painting 1990?
Traces the work of Black American artists from the American Revolution to World War II. Places the artists' individual achievements in the context of social change, abolition of slavery, Jim Crow laws, racial violence and segregation.
1 videocassette (52 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2231
Home of the brave 1989
A black soldier is sent on a top secret mission in the South Pacific, but finds that he must battle with his white comrades as he is subjected to subordinate treatment and constant racial slurs. Hollywood's first outstanding statement against racial prejudice.
1 videocassette (86 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3468
Horace Pippin there will be peace 1998
This video profiles the artist Horace Pippin. A self-taught artist, Horace Pippin's paintings reflect his own life and concerns. Film clips, still photographs and Pippin's paintings illustrate the film.
1 videocassette (ca. 28 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 899 2-3176
Hughes' dream Harlem 2002
Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance and is often referred to as Harlem's poet laureate. This film shows how Hughes successfelly fused jazz, blues and common speech to celebrate the beauty of Black life.
1 videocassette (61 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5999
Identifiable qualities a film on Toni Morrison 1990
Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning black novelist Toni Morrison. She addresses the events of the Sixties which led her to write her first novel The Bluest Eye; the use of personal experiences as sources for her strong, black female characters; and the advantage to publishers of placing black writers in the mainstream.
1 videocassette (26 min.) :
MEDIA 2-1270
Illusions 1983
Story takes place in 1942 and is about Mignon Dupree, a black woman studio executive who appears to be white, and Ester Jeeter, a black woman who is the singing voice for a white Hollywood star. The film follows the struggles of the women as well as the use of film in wartime Hollywood.
1 videocassette (34 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3490
In motion Amiri Baraka 1989?
Documentary covering Baraka from his early days in Greenwich Village to his present (1982) literary and political activities. Focuses on the final 2 weeks before his sentencing at federal court on the charges of resisting arrest.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2243
Jacob Lawrence the glory of expression 1993
"A documentary about the life and work of one of America's great living painters, the first African-American to be represented by a New York gallery. Emphasis is placed on the epic narratives he painted about the struggles of the African-American people."--Container.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
ART. DANA. MEDIA 2 761 2-3180
Jamaica Kincaid 1993
Jamaica Kindcaid was born and educated in St. John's, Antigua, in the West Indies. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and the Paris Review. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Lucy.
1 videocassette (30 min.) :
DANA 788
James Baldwin the price of the ticket 1989
Opening with the funeral of James Baldwin, this film traces the life history and accomplishments of this great black writer. Includes interviews with friends and colleagues, including Maya Angelou, Amin Baraka, his brother David, and his mother Berdis.
1 videocassette (ca. 87 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 363 2-997
Jean-Michel Basquiat an interview 1989
A rare interview with the 21 year old Basquiat in his studio on Crosby Street in 1981 by art historian-curator, Marc H. Miller. Basquiat describes his working process and comments on his art world persona.
1 videocassette (34 min.) :
DANA 1611
Jericho 1997
A soldier flees from an unjust criminal conviction and is chased across Africa.
1 videocassette (75 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3445
Jericho (Dark sands) 1996
A soldier flees from an unjust criminal conviction.
1 videocassette (77 min.) :
DANA 851
John Wideman a conversation with John Wideman 1992
Wideman candidly discusses the dilemma of the committed African American intellectual torn between the urban underclass and a predominantly white, middle class literary audience. He writes because "African Americans have to carry alternative versions of reality in our heads and the model for doing that exists in art.".
1 videocassette (26 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 366 2-1975
Just another girl on the I.R.T 1993
Drama about a teenager coping with life in the projects and sustained by her fierce desire to go to college to become a doctor.
1 videocassette (96 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2644
Keep the faith, baby 2003
Based on the true story of Adam Clayton Powell, a larger-than-life wartime congressman with an unconventional style. He started out as a preacher, but with his passion for justice, he led an impressive two-decade career - shaking up Congress with his gutsy determination to spearhead a movement that aimed to make life better for African Americans everywhere. He was eventually thrown out of Congress on charges of misconduct.
1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.)
DANA 86
Killer of sheep 1978
The film is a moving portrait of Stan, a young black man employed in a Los Angeles slaughterhouse. His grueling work, gutting and cleaning the carcasses of dead sheep, infects his whole life, including his relationships with his wife, children and friends. Charles Burnett's compassionate and honest depiction of Stan's story suggests a vast social and historical experience beyond the individual hardship and tragedy of one person.
1 videocassette (79 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 854 2-1852
Lady sings the blues 2005
Diana Ross stars in this musical drama charting the life of Billie Holiday, a life tormented by racism and drug abuse.
1 videodisc (143 min.)
DANA MEDIA 264 2-1903
Langston Hughes his life and times 2003
Thought-provoking interviews with Alice Walker and Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad.
1 videodisc (31 min.) :
DANA 27
The Learning tree 1987
A poignant story of a young black man's coming-of-age in Kansas during the 1920's.
1 videocassette (107 min.) :
DANA. DANA 588 588
A litany for survival the life and work of Audre Lorde 2006?
Audre Lorde, poet and lesbian-feminist talks about being lesbian and black in New York in the 1950s and her social/political activity. Includes conversations and readings by Lorde and comments by other writers and family members.
1 videodisc (52 min.)
MEDIA 10-787
Lorna Simpson 1996
Lorna Simpson explores the ambiguous ways words and images function together to create meaning.
1 videocassette (25 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6044
Lorraine Hansberry the Black experience in the creation of drama 1992
Traces the artistic growth and vision of the black playwright Lorraine Hansberry, largely in her own words and in her own voice. Describes the author's childhood in Chicago, student days at the University of Wisconsin, work as a journalist in Harlem, life as a housewife in Greenwich Village, and success on Broadway.
1 videocassette (35 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2612
Lost boundaries 1996
Based on the true story of a light-skinned black family who pass for white in a New Hampshire town.
1 videocassette (99 min.) :
MEDIA 2-1807
Love & basketball 2004
"From the playground to the pro leagues, Monica and Quijncy taught each other how to play the game. Now, their commitment to the sport will force them to make a choice between each other and the game ... between family and team ... between Love and Basketball"--Container.
1 videodisc (ca. 127 min.) :
DANA 444
Lying lips 1993
The story of a night club singer who is unjustly convicted and sent to prison for the murder of her aunt and the two men who set out to prove her innocence.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2742
Mahalia Jackson the power and the glory 1997
Biographical video of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, featuring the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Brother John Sellers and historian Studs Terkel.
1 videocassette (89 min.) :
DANA 1050
Mahogany 1991
"Ambitious young secretary becomes a high fashion model and world famous designer."--Container.
1 videocassette (109 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3933
Mama Flora's family 1998
Based on the epic story by 'Roots' author Alex Haley, this star powered miniseries is the sweeping chronicle of one family's unforgettable journey through the tragedies and triumphs of the 20th century.
1 videocassette (140 min.) :
DANA 1840
Marian Anderson 1991
A biography of Marian Anderson, a black classical singer.
1 videocassette (58 min.) :
DANA 499
Marian Anderson 1998
A biography of virtuosa Marian Anderson from the time she sang spirituals as a child at the Union Baptist Church in Philadelphia to the beginning of her classical career in Europe in the 1930's, her return to the United States, her eventual appearance at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955 (the first black person to perform there), to her retirement in 1965, "a national treasure".
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA 1655
Marian Anderson the story of the voice that broke barriers 1998
A biography of virtuosa Marian Anderson from the time she sang spirituals as a child at the Union Baptist Church in Philadelphia to the beginning of her classical career in Europe in the 1930's, her return to the United States, her eventual appearance at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955 (the first black person to perform there), to her retirement in 1965, "a national treasure".
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA 1055
Maya Angelou 1989
Angelou recites poetry, talks about the ability of the human spirit to rise up in the face of adversity, and reads an extract from "Singin' and swingin' and Gettin' merry like Christmas.".
1 videocassette (31 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2094
A meditation on Langston Hughes (1902-1907) and the Harlem Renaissance with the poetry of Essex Hemphill and Bruce Nugent (1906-1987) 1992
A surreal dramatization, including documentary film clips, of Langston Hughes' milieu in the Harlem of the 1930's. The voice-over narration is from the poetry and prose of James Baldwin, Essex Hamphill, Bruce Nugent, and Hilton Als.
1 videocassette (45 min.) :
DANA 865
Menace II society 1993
Directed by twin brothers this critically acclaimed cinematic masterpiece brilliantly details real life in today's tough inner city.
1 videocassette (104 min.) :
DANA 944
Midnight ramble Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies 1994
A documentary recounting the history of the independent film industry that produced close to 500 "race movies" for African-American audiences between 1910 and 1940. Focuses especially on the work of Oscar Micheaux, a controversial filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed over 40 features.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-4052
Midnight ramble Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies 1994
Recounts the story of race movies produced for Afro-Americans from the 1920s through 1950 and the role played by Oscar Micheaux, the leading Afro-American producer and director. These movies were designed for Afro-Americans, were frequently shown at midnight, and presented Afro-Americans in a positive light. Features interviews with Afro-American actors, actresses, and historians.
1 videocassette (58 min.) :
DANA 1062
Mo' better blues 2000
Talented trumpeter Bleek Gilliam is obsessed by his music and indecisive about his girlfriends Indigo and Clarke. But when he is forced to come to the aid of his manager and childhood friend, Bleek finds his world more fragile than he ever imagined.
1 videodisc (140 min.)
DANA 313 v.3
Music and comedy masters 1996
A collection of comedy, jazz and musical shorts featuring the greatest names in Afro-American entertainment in some of their earliest filmed performances. Includes Cab Calloway, Bessie Smith, Lionel Hampton and other performers.
1 videocassette (75 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6193
Native son 1988
Richard Wright, Jean Wallace, Gloria Madison, Nicholas Joy, Willa Pearl Curtiss, Charles Cane. Richard Wright's novel stars the author as Bigger Thomas, a young black man who finds himself hopelessly caught in a web of political and economic oppression which lead him to commit acts of violence and passion.
1 videocassette (90 min.) :
MEDIA 2-1962
Native son 1994
Set in Chicago, Native son tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a young black man who accidentally murders his employer's daughter while performing his duties as chauffeur. The combined forces of institutional racism and condescending white liberalism pursue Thomas to an unhappy end. The author plays the leading role in this film version.
1 videocassette (91 min.) :
DANA 596
Native son 1996
Set in 1940 Chicago, "Native Son" tells the explosive story of a young poverty-stricken black man who obtains a job as a chauffeur to a wealthy white family. However, tragedy ensues when he accidentally kills his employer's daughter. Vainly trying to cover his act, the eventual discovery of his crime unleashes a savage manhunt fueled by racial hatred and the fury of a white society.
1 videocassette (ca. 111 min.) :
DANA 1041
Negroes with guns Rob Williams and Black Power 2005
Documentary "of Robert F. Williams, a Civil Rights fighter who dared to advocate armed self-defense against the racist terrorism of the Jim Crow South."--container.
1 videocassette (53 min.)
MEDIA 2-7259
New Jack City 1991
Gangster film about a young, rich, smart drug baron who thinks he's untouchable, and the tough, street-smart cops determined to bring him down.
1 videocassette (101 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2761
The "New Negro" arts movement 1998
Between WWI and WWII nearly 2 million blacks migrated to Harlem making it an exciting and culturally rich neighborhood. Although there was still much bigotry directed towards blacks it was the first time that America saw the potential for major art to come out of a great black community.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5111
No way out 1997
When a young African-American doctor operates on two white brothers brought in for gunshot wounds, it sets off a chain of violent confrontations between a vicious psychopath, his gang and the black community.
1 videocassette (106 min.) :
DANA MEDIA 1356 2-6200
Nothing but a man 198
Duff, a railroad section hand is forced to confront prejudice and self-denial when he falls in love with Josie, an educated preacher's daughter. Story centers around the young black couple as they struggle to live with dignity in a Southern community. The husband is unable to play the subservient role expected of him by both whites and blacks, and is branded as a troublemaker when he tries to maintain his self-respect.
1 videocassette (92 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-6426 445
Paul Robeson 1988
A videotaped play portraying the actor/singer Paul Robeson, whose political beliefs led to his passport being revoked by the U.S. government and his concerts being cancelled, virtually ending his career.
1 videocassette (118 min.) :
MEDIA 2-1248
Paul Robeson here I stand 1999
Presents the life and achievements of Paul Robeson, an athlete, singer, scholar and champion of the rights of the poor, disenfranchised and people of color.
1 videodisc (117 min.)
MEDIA 10-229
Paule Marshall 1994
"Paule Marshall, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, has said that the source of her art is the expressive talk she heard as a girl among the West Indian women in her mother's kitchen. Ms. Marshall...has written four novels and two collections of stories. On April 12, 1994, she read from Daughters and talked with Michael Silverblatt in Los Angeles."--Container.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA 726
The Piano lesson 1998
In this story of an Afro-American family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future, the Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family.
1 videocassette (104 min.) :
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Pinky 1994
Pinky, a black woman who works as a nurse in Boston, finds that she is able to pass for white. Afraid her true heritage will be discovered, she leaves her white fiance and returns home to Mississippi where she helps her grandmother care for her employer, an imperious plantation owner. When she names Pinky heiress to her estate, the community rises in resentment triggering a sensational court trial. Subject of a landmark Supreme Court case in film censorship, this moving story became itself a battle for human rights.
1 videocassette (102 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3733
Porgy and Bess an American voice 1999
"A center of controversy over its portrayal of African-Americans since its debut, Porgy and Bess has thrived amidst a changing social climate for more than 60 years. This extraordinary program, narrated by Ruby Dee, chronicles the history of George and Ira Gershwin's uniquely American folk opera, set against the backdrop of America's turbulent struggle to resolve its racial inequities. Academic experts address the still-volatile racial aspects of the work, while octogenarian Anne Brown, the original Bess, and other illustrious alumni and noted literary figures including Leontyne Price, William Warfield, Diahann Carroll, and Maya Angelou are featured in interviews and eloquent performance clips."--Container.
1 videocassette (84 min.) :
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Posse 1993
Western about a mostly black posse who do battle with a pompous, racist colonel, and a vicious white sheriff who wants to take over a peaceful black frontier settlement.
1 videocassette (113 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2760
Power of the African-American playwright 1991
Includes excerpts from Raisin in the sun, Purlie Victorious, and The colored museum.
1 videocassette (15 min.) :
DANA 1371
Praise house 1991
The visual images presented in this film illustrate "spirituality and the gift of artistry in three generations of African-American women"--Prologue.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5068
Present and future direction of African-American theatre 1991
Includes excerpts from the plays Fences and The colored museum.
1 videocassette (ca. 15 min.) :
DANA 1372
Putney Swope 1995
A comical satire which charts the rise and fall of a Madison Avenue advertising agency previously controlled by Whites which is taken over by Blacks who are dedicated to the downfall of the White Establishment. The picture is mostly a parade of vignettes, dealing with people and campaigns of the advertising world.
1 videocassette (85 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3589
A Raisin in the sun 1987
Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations.
1 videocassette (128 min.) :
MEDIA DANA MEDIA 10-90 1040 2-1415
Richard Wright, black boy 1994
The life and influence of writer Richard Wright are shown through interviews with his biographers and critics interspersed with dramatic scenes from his life and writings.
1 videocassette (86 min. 40 sec.) :
DANA. MEDIA 447 2-2620
Richard Wright writing is his weapon 1995
Discusses the life, work, and ideas of the black American novelist Richard Wright.
1 videocassette (25 min.) :
DANA. DANA 557 557
Robert Colescott the one-two punch 1992
Robert Colescott's artwork is viewed and discussed. Robert Colescott discusses aspects of his life as well as his artwork. Gallery owner Phyllis Kind, two art historians and an editor of ARTS Magazine discuss Colescott's artwork also.
1 videocassette (ca. 28 min.) :
ART 1
Sankofa 1993
"Sankofa, an Akan word meaning 'one must return to the past in order to move forward,' is the story about the transformation of Mona, a self-possessed African-American woman sent on a spiritual journey in time to experience the pain of slavery and the discovery of her African identity"--Container.
1 videocassette (125 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 586 2-2598
Scar of shame 1993
In no film was the racial theme more apparent than in this story about an ill-matched marriage between a black concert pianist and a poor, lower class young black woman. Secretly ashamed of her, the young man keeps his wife hidden from his socially-prominent middle-class mother. Despite the melodrama, it is a strong statement on the issues of class and the color caste system which existed within the African-American community, as well as probing questions of ambition and authority.
1 videocassette (90 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2348
School daze 1988
A music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life.
1 videocassette (114 min) :
DANA, MEDIA 590, 2-664
Sharing the dream Brian Lanker photographs Black women who changed America 1992
Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker shares the elements of his two-year project photographing 75 great Black women. The program details how he obtained grant funding, gained access to his subjects and guided the work into both a book (I dream a world) and a show at the Corcoran Gallery.
1 videocassette (45 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2297
Sizwe Bansi is dead 1978
Discusses stylization, avant-gardism, black theatre, and realism using Athol Fugard's play Sizwe Bansi is dead.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 558 2-1762
Song of freedom 1994
Robeson portrays a successful concert singer in England who discovers he is the descendant of a West African queen whose tribe is now in need of a leader. He returns to the home of his ancestors; the island of Casanga off the coast of Africa. However, following his arrival conflict erupts over his claim to royalty.
1 videocassette (80 min.) :
DANA 595
Sonia Sanchez 1991
Sonia Sanchez, poet, teacher, and activist, reads from her books Homegirls and Handgrenades and Under a Soprano Sky, talks to students at Georgetown University, and is interviewed by poet Lewis Mac Adams.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA 727
Sonia Sanchez wear the new day well! 1991
Sonia Sanchez, poet, teacher, and activist, reads from her books and tells about her life. The impact on her of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and the MOVE incident in Philadelphia is discussed.
1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3046
Sounder 1988
The story of a black sharecropper family's struggle in Louisiana during the depession. Paun Winfield in desperation steals food for his family and goes to prison. Cecily Tyson keeps the family together with love, security and strength while he is in prison.
1 videocassette (105 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-692 1010
St. Louis blues 198
A gambling, philandering husband cheats on his long-suffering, loving wife, and takes her money.
1 videocassette (15 min.) :
MEDIA D-252
Super fly 1992
Tale of a Harlem drug dealer, Priest, who wants out of cocaine-dealing but a drug kingpin does not want Priest to stop. He sets up one last big drug deal before he retires, but is thwarted by double-crossers, murder and revenge.
1 videocassette (93 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3185
Sweet Sweetback's baadasssss song 1989
A reverse racist blaxploitation film that has Van Peebles on the run from the police after he kills two cops who were beating up on a black man.
1 videocassette (97 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-1344 654
Swing 199
A musical with plot built around the music which is performed from Alabama to New York (Harlem).
1 videocassette (ca. 70 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2738
Ten nights in a bar-room 1996
Story of a well-respected man who avoids the local saloon until by chance he succumbs to drink and his life falls apart.
1 videocassette (72 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6199
That's Black entertainment 1996
2 videocassettes (ca. 106 min.) :
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That's black entertainment 2006
"That's Black Entertainment" is a fascinating three-part series that showcases the groundbreaking work of African American talent during the early years of Black cinema.
3 videodiscs (ca. 420 min.)
MEDIA 10-865
Toni Morrison a conversation with Toni Morrison 1992
This video introduces one of the most widely acclaimed contemporary American writers--Toni Morrison. A leading figure in the in the movement for a new multicultural American literary canon, she explains that "American literature is incoherent without the contributions of African Americans.".
1 videocassette (25 min.) :
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Toni Morrison a writer's work 1994
In this interview with Bill Moyers from the New York Public Library, Morrison discusses the characters in her work, the people in her life, the power of love, and how the invented world of fiction connects to life.
1 videocassette (52 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2965
Two gun man from Harlem 1938
A singing cowboy wrongfully framed for murder ends up in Harlem. He assumes the identity of a look-alike murdered gangster and joins a gang to catch the men who framed him.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6198
Uncle Tom's cabin 1987
Film adaptation of Stowe's novel about slavery in the antebellum South that fueled much of the abolitionist debate.
1 videocassette (108 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-3833 1030
Uncle Tom's cabin (2 versions, 1903 & 1914) the earliest verions of H.B. Stowe's classic 1996
The earliest film versions of Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic novel. Both films explore the story of Tom, Simon Legree, oppressed slaves, and life in the antebellum South. Music added.
1 videocassette (ca. 61 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6191
Underworld 199
A young Black man who recently graduated from a Southern college is presuaded to come to Chicago with a gambler. He travels in Black underworld circles, falls for a vamp and is framed for murder before finding a better life.
1 videocassette (83 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6195
Visions of the spirit a portrait of Alice Walker 1988
Explores the roots of Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker's Southern Black feminist consciousness through in-depth conversations with the writer and members of her family .
1 videocassette (58 min.) :
MEDIA 2-712
Voices of power 2000
This program examines the emergence of African-American women as popular and powerful voices of social conscience.
1 videocassette (29 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5308
Waiting to exhale 1996
The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers.
1 videocassette (129 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3084
Wattstax 2004
On Aug. 20, 1972, more than 100,000 people attended a concert that came to be known as 'the Black Woodstock.' Wattstax documents this historic event and includes the once-lost original ending.
1 videodisc (103 min.)
MEDIA 10-579
What's love got to do with it 1994
The turbulent relationship of Ike and Tina Turner eventually forces Tina to leave and find the courage to believe in herself.
1 videocassette (118 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3929
Zora is my name! 2003
Dramatiization of the life of Zora Neale Hurston, who wrote of the folklore of the rural south.
1 videocassette (88 min.) :
DANA 1813
Zora Neale Hurston jump at the sun 2008
A biography of African American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, the first black woman to enter the American literary canon.
1 videodisc (83 min.) :
MEDIA 10-1408

Economics DVDs

Adam Clayton Powell 2009

Richard Kilberg, Phyllis Garland, Yvonne Smith, Julian Bond, Channel Four Films (Firm), Cine Information, Inc, RKB Productions, Docurama (Firm), and New Video Group

A look at the most influential and flamboyant civil rights leader in America from the 1930s through the 1950s. From his emergence as a pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, to his riotous political climb and eventual ruin. He had an illustrious but controversial career. He had multiple marriages, taunted the white establishment, his desegregation of Congress, and his shameful smearing of Martin Luther King Jr. 1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.)

MEDIA 10-2040  2-1382

 

American autumn an occudoc 2012

"In this gripping first-hand account of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, filmmaker and former high school teacher Dennis Trainor, Jr. takes an inside look at how a New York-based protest against corporate greed and economic inequality in the autumn of 2011 sparked a full-scale street revolution that continues to send shock waves through the American political system."--Container. 1 videodisc (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-4099

 

Araya c2009

Margot Benacerraf, Henry Nadler, Pierre Seghers, José Ignacio Cabrujas, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppi Nisoli, Pierre Jallaud, Guy Bernard, and Milestone Film & Video

Araya is an old natural salt mine located on a peninsula in northeastern Venezuela. In 1959, when Margot Benacerraf documented the life of the "salineros", the salt mine was still manually being exploited, five hundred years after its discovery by the Spanish. What Benacerraf documents is an archaic way of life that would ultimately disappear with the arrival of industrial methods of exploitation. 1 videodisc (82 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2515

 

Awakening c2006

Joel Weber, Dominic Howes, Aaron Kipnis, Julie Nylander, Mary Lobo, Rikshaw Films, and Choices, Inc

"Documents the social and economic empowerment of women in Afghanistan and India whose roles have traditionally been restricted by their cultures. Awakened to new possibilities through education and access to micro-loans these women are redefining their roles in society. In Bihar, India's poorest state, Sister Mary Lobo organizes village women into groups where they learn to save small sums and invest their capital as a group. In Afghanistan, the nation's first woman-led micro-finance institution believes the nation's long-term success is dependent on women's economic freedom. What is emerging in both societies is a new economic system based on alternative values such as sharing and collaboration, where people band together to become more self-sufficient" -- Container. 1 videodisc (47 min.)

MEDIA 10-2144

 

Blind spot c2009

Adolfo Doring, Amanda Zackem, William Robert Catton, Lester Russell Brown, James E Hansen, Bill McKibben, Randall Wallace, Richard Heinberg, Theodore Caplow, David Pimentel, Matt Savinar, Derrick Jensen, David C Korten, Kenneth S Deffeyes, Dislexic Films, and Media Education Foundation

"[This film] explores the inextricable link between the energy we use, the way we run our economy, and the multiplying threats that now confront the environmental health and stability of our planet. Taking as its starting point the inevitable energy depletion scenario known as "Peak Oil," the film surveys a fascinating range of the latest intellectual, political, and scientific thought to make the case that by whatever means of greed, wishful thinking, neglect, or ignorance, we now find ourselves at a disturbing crossroads: we can continue to burn fossil fuels and witness the collapse of our ecology, or we can choose not to and witness the collapse of our economy." -- Container. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-2216

 

Capital sins 1993

Review of Brazilian economic conditions, politics and government. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 10-4778

 

Capitalism a love story c2010

Michael Moore, Anne Moore, Paramount Vantage, Overture Films, Weinstein Company, Dog Eat Dog Films, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Filmmaker Moore examines the history of free-market capitalism in post-Reagan America and questions its efficacy as the basis for the nation's economy. 1 videodisc (127 min.)

MEDIA 10-1824

 

Controlling interest the world of the multinational corporation 2008

Examines the scale and underlying dynamics of multinational corporate expansion and shows the deleterious social and economic effects of the multinationals' power in both the U.S. and the Third World. Investigates the role of the multinationals in influencing U.S. government policy in underdeveloped nations such as Brazil and Chile. 1 videodisc (46 min.)

MEDIA 10-4992

 

Delicious peace grows in a Ugandan coffee bean c2010

"Living in the lingering wake of the Idi Amin regime of terror and intolerance, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Ugandan coffee farmers challenged historical and economic hurdles by forming 'Delicious Peace' Cooperative. Their mission was to build harmonious relationships and economic development, and they are succeeding. Partnering with a Fair Trade US roaster, the farmers' standard of living is improving, peace is flourishing, and their messages of peace and fair wages are spreading to their coffee customers in the US" --Delicious Peace web page. 1 videodisc (40 min.)

MEDIA 10-5235

 

The giant awakes 2008

Examines the potentials of China's newly emerged economic power and looks at the problems associated with China's economic reform. 3 videodiscs (149 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 10-4803 v. 1 10-4803 v. 2 10-4803 v. 3

 

Given a chance  1995

Early 1965 is a critical period for President Johnson's war on poverty.  The Office of Economic Opportunity's goal to have the poor themselves design and run anti-poverty programs attracts strong opposition from local and state governments.  Head Start is created to provide poor children with adequate nutrition, health care and the educational advantages that other American children enjoy.  This program focuses on the Head Start program in Mississippi. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-3528

 

In service to America 1995

By 1967, poverty warriors increase the sophistication of their tactics at the same time that a number of outspoken opponents rise to national prominence.  This program highlights the beginning of Legal Services and VISTA, two programs that combined individual action with the idea of volunteerism.  Lawyers team up with migrant farm workers in California to fight for better education, health care and working conditions, and VISTA volunteers and local residents organize against strip mining in Appalachia.  Both stories raise significant questions about activities the government funds in the name of fighting poverty. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-3530

 

The Indian miracle? 2008

Ashok Prasad, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Juniper Communications, Channel Four (Great Britain), and Filmakers Library, inc

As the gap between the rich and the poor in India turns to a chasm, a renowned news journalist questions the social stability of a country that will soon enter the top five of the world's economic giants. 1 videodisc (49 min.)

MEDIA 10-1740

 

Is Wal-Mart good for America? 2004

Hedrick Smith, Rick Young, WGBH Educational Foundation, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), and PBS Video

Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1416

 

Ladies in waiting 2010

Dieudo Hamadi and Divita Wa Lusala

Taking in the wives of the unemployed, of unpaid government employees, the Kitambo maternity clinic in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo has to cope with its patients' lack of money. And negotiations are tough between the administration and the women. As long as the bill remains unsettled they are kept at the clinic, which only increases the cost of their stay. And here everything has a price, even a birth certificate. The women's protests against their poor accomodations or their claims that their husband's pay is overdue can change nothing. The female administrator won't budge an inch. If you've no money, you stay put. "Hold me hostage instead of my wife" offers one man. A long suffering manager, herself at the mercy of the system, must negotiate collateral with them: a celebration dress, a pair of earrings, a suitcase, so they will return and pay in full.  Ladies in waiting is an intimate, all-too-human reminder of the ways economic forces play out in even the best-intentioned healthcare institutions in poor countries affecting not only the institutions, but health care workers and patients alike. 1 videodisc (24 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2429

 

Lagos/Koolhaas  2003

Follows Dutch architectural theorist Rem Koolhaas as he conducts research in the city of Lagos, one of the fastest-growing urban environments in the world. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-5423

 

Maxed out c2007

"Take a journey deep inside the American style of debt, where things seem fine as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. Shocking and incisive, it paints a picture of a national nightmare, which is all too real for most"--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.)

MEDIA 10-5110

 

May justice be done 2007

Pascal de Rauglaudre, Bruno Labouré, California Newsreel (Firm), TVPI (Firm), and Zarafa Films

By any standard Argentina was a very rich country until the 1970s, with competitive industries, modern agriculture, and a prosperous middle class. By 2001, 21 out of 36 million people were living below the poverty level, and formerly eradicated diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy reemerged. "May Justice Be Done" goes into the streets of Argentina, tracing the roots of the crisis in scholarly detail, back to the irresponsible lending policies of the international lending financial institutions. 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-1097

 

Money-driven medicine 2009

Andrew Fredericks, Alex Gibney, Peter Bull , Chris Matonti, Maggie Mahar, Gabriel Films, Jigsaw Productions, BSIDE Entertainment, and California Newsreel (Firm)

"MoneyDriven Medicine reveals why comprehensive healthcare reform remains the challenge of the years ahead and points to paths for the future. Doctors and health researchers show how the movement for patient-centered, accountable care can be carried into classrooms, hospitals, doctors' offices and community forums across the country"--Container. 1 videodisc (86 min.)

MEDIA 10-2043

 

The overspent American why we want what we don't need c2003

Kelly Garner, Juliet Schor, and Media Education Foundation

"In this powerful new video, Juliet Schor scrutinizes what she calls 'the new consumerism'-- a national phenomenon of upscale spending that is shaped and reinforced by a commercially-driven media system. She argues that "keeping up with teh Joneses" is no longer enough for middle and upper-middle class Americans, many of whom become burdened with debilitating debt as they seek to emulate materialsitic TV lifestyles"--Container. 1 videodisc (32 min.)

MEDIA 10-275

 

Payback 2012

Jennifer Baichwal, Ravida Din, Margaret Atwood, National Film Board of Canada, and Zeitgeist Films

Fascinating look at debt as a mental construct and traces how it influences relationships, societies and governing structures. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3634

 

The salt stories 2008

In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi led a group of Indians on a march for the right to make and use their own salt, against the law of the British colony at the time. Gandhi's act of civil disobedience was the beginning of an anti-colonial, nationalist movement around a basic issue of livelihood. Seventy-seven years later, the filmmakers follow the trail of the Dandi Salt March in search of Gandhi's legacy, and explore issues of livelihood in modern, globalizing India. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-5592

 

Secret history of the credit card c2004

David Rummel, Lowell Bergman, New York Times Company, WGBH Educational Foundation , and PBS Video

This documentary investigates how the credit card industry became so pervasive, lucrative, and politically powerful. Explores the techniques used by the industry to earn large profits and get consumers to take on more debt. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-444

 

Siberian dream 2004

Janet Gardner, Irina Pantaeva, Marlene Sanders, Irina Pantaeva, Gardner Documentary Group, and Filmakers Library, inc

Features world-famous model, Irina Pantaeva, who emigrated to the U.S. in the 1980s from a small village in the Buryat region of Siberia. She returns to her roots every summer with her son to help her troubled family, trapped in the new free market society. Through interviews with academics, local Shamans, monks, musicians, and farmers, Siberia dream shows the effects of perestroika and glasnot on this Buryat community. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-1881

 

The take 2006

Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein, Barna-Alper Productions, Klein Lewis Productions, National Film Board of Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,  First-Run Features (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economic collapse, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. Explores how Argentina's 2001 economic collapse, where a prosperous middle-class economy was destroyed during 10 years of IMF policies, impacted the lives of ordinary workers. Follows 30 unemployed auto-parts workers, who stage a protest against their bosses and economic globalization by occupying their closed factory and refusing to leave. 1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.)

MEDIA 10-1809

 

To catch a dollar Muhammad Yunus banks on America c2013

Documents the establishment of the first U.S. branch of the Grameen Bank, which offers collateral-free microloans to help individuals rise from poverty by becoming successful entrepreneurs. Follows Grameen founder Muhammad Yunus as he spreads word of this singular enterprise among the economically disadvantaged of Queens, New York. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-4573

 

Up the Yangtze 2008

Mila Aung-Thwin, Germaine Ying Gee Wong, John Christou, Yung Chang, Eyesteelfilm (Firm), National Film Board of Canada, National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.), CBC Newsworld, P.O.V. (Firm), American Documentary, Inc, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam.  The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2486

 

What's the economy for, anyway? a tragic comedy in 13 acts c2009

John De Graaf, David Batker, Fox Wilmar Productions, Earth Economics (Firm), and Bullfrog Films

"Ecological economist Dave Batker presents a humorous, edgy, factual, timely and highly-visual monologue about the American economy today, challenging the ways we measure economic success, especially the Gross Domestic Product, and offering an answer to the question: What's the economy for, anyway? Using Gifford Pinchot's idea that the economy's purpose is "the greatest good for the greatest number over the longest run," Batker compares the performance of the U.S. economy with that of other industrial countries in terms of providing a high quality of life, fairness and ecological sustainability, concluding that when you do the numbers, we come out near the bottom in nearly every category. Batker shines a humorous light on such economic buzzwords as "productivity" and "consumer sovereignty" while offering ideas for "capitalism with a human face," a new economic paradigm that meets the real needs of people and the planet"--Container. 1 videodisc (40 min.)

MEDIA 10-2097

 

Who's counting? Marilyn Waring on sex, lies & global economics 1995?

Kent Martin, Terri Nash, Marilyn Waring, Bullfrog Films, and  National Film Board of Canada

Waring challenges the myths of objective economic policy by asking the question, "Why isn't the unpaid work of women counted in the gross domestic product?" She uses as an example, the women in the Philippines. She also raises the issue as to why there is no negative costs in the national accounts for damage to the environment? 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-3871

Economics

27 dollari 27 dollars c2000

Giorgio Garini, Filmakers Library, inc, Amka Films Productions, Monogatari (Milan, Italy), and Televisione della Svizzera italiana

A documentary about the Grameen Bank, founded in Bangladesh in 1983 for the purpose of making micro-loans to poor people, enabling them to start small businesses and rise out of poverty. Includes interviews with women running businesses funded by Grameen Bank and with the founder, Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunas. 1 videocassette (61 min.)

MEDIA 2-7321

 

After the gold rush 2000

Ed Cundiff, Gary Sieber, and Gus Gnorski

The dawning of the 21st century was a milestone in the longest and strongest economic expansion in America's history. This program explores the hidden emotional costs associated with living during a boom time. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-5743

 

America lost and found the Depression decade 1983, 1980

Lance Bird, Thomas P Johnson, and Pat Hingle

This compilation of rare film footage conveys the psychological impact of the economic and social collapse which accompanied the Great Depression in the United States. The filmakers have accumulated revealing images of how America reacted to the loss of its dreams of prosperity and its social uncertainties and how these dreams were rebuilt. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

DANA 300

 

America's war on poverty 1995

Lynne Thigpen

5 videocassettes (300 min.)

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Anatomy of a hostile takeover 1989, 1988

David Deutsch

Merger mania presents an alarming array of ethical problems. Debating the issues are T. Boone Pickens, chief executives from Borg-Warner, Goodyear, and Berkshire Hathaway, economist, Lester Thurow, and senator Tim Wirth. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 133

 

Argentina, growth or disappearance 2003

Luciano Zito, Gastón González, Pablo Martínez, Kermés Televisión, Docuframes Films, and Latin American Video Archives

A documentary dealing with the aftermath of December 2001, when Argentina exploded with fury over the government's handling of the severe economic crisis that gripped the country. 1 videocassette (ca. 55 min.)

MEDIA 2-7245

 

Best of times, worst of times 2001

David Strahan

Fueled by one scientific breakthrough after another, the Second Industrial Revolution supercharged both manufacturing and trade, but it also led to economic rivalries that indirectly resulted in two world wars. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-5784

 

Big bucks, big pharma marketing disease & pushing drugs c2006

Ronit Ridberg, Amy Goodman, and Media Education Foundation

Big Bucks, Big Pharma pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain. Puts focus on the industry's marketing practices. Challenges us to ask important questions about the consequences of relying on a for-profit industry for our health and well-being. 1 videocassette (46 min.)

MEDIA 2-7536

 

The business of America-- 1983

Larry Adelman, Lawrence Daressa, Bruce Schmiechen, and John Naretto

Blames the current state of American industrial decline on the shortsighted investment strategies of large corporations, and poses alternatives to corporate industrial investment practices and priorities. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

MEDIA D-257

 

Capitalism a love story c2010

Michael Moore, Anne Moore, Paramount Vantage, Overture Films, Weinstein Company, Dog Eat Dog Films, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Filmmaker Moore examines the history of free-market capitalism in post-Reagan America and questions its efficacy as the basis for the nation's economy. 1 videodisc (127 min.)

MEDIA 10-1824

 

The century: Stormy weather America's time c1999

Peter Jennings, Roger Goodman, Justin Sturken, ABC News, History Channel (Television network), and  Films for the Humanities (Firm)

This program captures a people's struggle as they faced the collapse of prosperity and diminished hopes of being able to experience the American Dream. This was ... the great depression. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

MEDIA 2-7022

 

Clever & greedy 2001

Adam Salkeld and David Strahan

Traces the concept of wealth back to its earliest origins. As these concepts developed the value of certain materials became established, and man saw a need for more sophisticated tools. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-5780

 

Competing through quality 1990

David A Garvin and David A Garvin

Professor Dave Garvin of Harvard Business School, a leading expert in the quality field, discusses strategic quality management, a new approach to maximize the power of quality as a competitive weapon.  He goes on location to LL Bean, Bentley Laboratories, Xerox Corporation, Corning, Inc., and Caterpillar. 1 videocassette (ca. 45 min.)

MEDIA 2-3263

 

Created equal 1980

Milton Friedman

Is equality a desirable or possible goal for society?  Friedman discusses economics and equality and how the free enterprise system leads to the equality of opportunity. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 112

 

Does making things matter? 1994

Peter Argentine and Ponchitta Pierce

Examines the impact of manufacturing on a nation's economy, wealth, and power.  Discusses recent changes in manufacturing and related technology.  Focuses on Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United States to see what the future holds for manufacturing. 1 videocassette (54 min.)

DANA 688

 

Down on the farm 1984

Noel Buckner, Janet Mendelsohn, and Rob Whittlesey

Examines social, economic, and environmental problems of American agriculture. Explores such issues as single crop production, genetic research, and the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, suggesting that current farming methods ignore long-term problems for short-term benefits. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-637

 

The dreamers of Arnhem Land c2005

Christopher Walker, ARTE France, Quark Productions, and First Run/Icarus Films

This documentary shows how Stuart and Valerie Ankin, two Aboriginal elders who set out to save their community from cultural extinction, harvested and marketed medicines, plants and seeds fruit juices and other organic products, as well as crocodile eggs and baby turtles, which led to an economic revitalization of the North Coast that encouraged many Aborigines to return to their ancestral lands. 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.)

MEDIA 2-7526

 

Drowning in oil? 2003?

Joan Salvat, Muntsa Tarrés, Lluis Jene, Enric Miro, Meritxell Ribas, Televisió de Catalunya, and Filmakers Library, inc

In 1995 U.S. oil companies arrived in Equatorial Guinea in West Africa and found oil. Until then cocoa crops was the only economic activity. Although oil revenues bring in millions of dollars, there has been no improvement to the development of the country. Where is the money going? Besides financial corruption, the government supresses leaders of the political opposition. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

MEDIA 2-6893

 

The Economic censuses 1989

Details about the U.S. economic censuses, mandated by law, and compiled at five year intervals to increase knowledge about the U.S. economy. 1 videocassette (17 min.)

MEDIA 2-1765

 

Emerging powers: Brazil c1996

David Royle, Pedro Bial, Consuelo Mack, New Video Group, Dow Jones & Co, and Wall Street Journal Video (Firm)

Examines Brazil's changing economy. Brazil has the largest economy in Latin America, but a long history of inflation and corruption. Includes an interview with President Fernando Henrique Cardoso describing the steps his administration has taken to open up and privatize Brazil's market. 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.)

MEDIA 2-6765

 

Emerging powers: India c1996

John Mernit, Anita Ratnam, Consuelo Mack, New Video Group, Dow Jones & Co, and Wall Street Journal Video (Firm)

Examines India's transformation from socialism to capitalism, from poverty to prosperity. Looks at India's liberalization program, large industrial base, nuclear energy program, and market reforms. 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.)

MEDIA 2-6768

 

Emerging powers: Mexico c1996

Leslie Clark, Rossana Fuentes, Consuelo Mack, New Video Group, Dow Jones & Co, and Wall Street Journal Video (Firm)

Examines the rise of Mexico's economy, and the series of crises which led to economic collapse. Includes interviews with members of Mexico's finance community and its micro-business association CAME. 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.)

MEDIA 2-6766

 

The Emperor's new clothes a cautionary tale of free trade 1997

Magnus Isacsson, Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol, Harry Standjofski, National Film Board of Canada, and Bullfrog Films, inc

Takes an incisive look at the profound effects that economic agreements between big business and government can have on human lives, including increased cuts to social programs, massive unemployment, environmental damage, and demoralisation. 1 videocassette (54 min.)

MEDIA 2-6479

 

The end of the beginning? 2001

Adam Salkeld and David Strahan

Scrutinizes the attempts by Great Britain, Russia, the People's Republic of China, and Tanzania to stabilize and recharge their economies during the last half-century. Looks ahead to the year 2300 and makes intriguing predictions as to the state of the world's economy. 1 videocassette (46 min.)

MEDIA 2-5785

 

The Federal reserve: does money matter? ; John Maynard Keynes: what did he learn from the Great Depression? ; Federal deficits: can we live with them? ; Stagflation: why couldn't we beat it? 1985

David Schoumacher, Richard T Gill, Gerald Krell, Meyer Odze,  Frank Nesbitt, Dan Rose, and Mark Farber

Lesson 9: The Federal reserve: does money matter? Explains how the Federal Reserve controls the money supply and influences the level of interest rates and inflation. Lesson 5: John Maynard Keynes: what did he learn from the Great Depression? Using John Maynard Keynes' economic theories, analyzes the Depression in terms of the interaction of consumption spending and investment spending, and shows how this analysis differs from classical theory. Lesson 12: Federal deficits: can we live with them? Explains how federal deficits can be either helpful or harmful depending on other conditions. Lesson 10: Stagflation: why couldn't we beat it? Shows how inflation and unemployment can rise simultaneously, creating the condition known as stagflation. 1 videocassette (ca. 116 min.)

MEDIA 2-457

 

FinCEN recognizing and reporting suspicious activity relating to financial crimes 2003

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (U.S.)

Information on money laundering and how businesses can recognize and prevent suspicious financial activities using the suspicious activities report. 1 videocassette (76 min.)

 MEDIA  2-6310

 

Fish is our life! 1993

Peregrine Beckman, Elizabeth Leicester, Tomoko Kawamura, and Sojiro Sugisaki

"Focuses on the small businessmen-proprietors who work the 1,100 family-owned businesses at Tsukiji Market, Tokyo's largest wholesale fish market. ... The video captures the vitality and earthy humor of a variety of people who work in the market, and examines how they, like all Japanese, are increasingly affected by the global market economy and by changes in the larger Japanese culture"--Distributor's catalog. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-2538

 

Free speech for sale a Bill Moyer's special 1999

Bill D Moyers, Kathleen Hughes, Tom Casciato, and Gregory Henry

This program examines the effect money has on free speech and political debate. In our society large corporations are increasingly able to drown out opposition by buying large amounts of air time, while their opponents are silenced by their lack of money. From North Carolina's hog industry to the defeat of the McCain Tobacco Bill to the passage of the Telecom Act of 1995, this program investigates the consequences for our democracy as media outlets are increasingly coming under control of only a few corporations. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-3909

 

From cradle to grave 1980

Milton Friedman

Examines the welfare systems of the United States.  Questions asked are: Do they work and do they achieve their purpose?  Friedman suggests that the country do away with welfare systems and offers better solutions. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 116

 

The Great Depression 1998

Craig Constantine, Jeff Martin, Peter Marks, and Mario Matthew Cuomo

Covers the stock market crash of 1929 to the recovery spurred by the coming of World War II. 4 videocassettes (ca. 200 min.)

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Halvan kahvin uhrit The victims of cheap coffee 2003

Pertti Pesonen, Vesa Toijonen, Frank Boyle , Yleisradio Oy, and Filmakers Library, inc

This film describes the human consequences that the collapse of coffee prices has caused in the producer countries of Nicaragua and Vietnam. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-7323

 

How to cure inflation 1980

Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman discusses inflation and how to cure it. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 109

 

In search of excellence 1985

Thomas J Peters and Robert H Waterman

Examines successful American businesses by focusing on the themes of innovation, productivity through people, and shared values. Disney World, Stew Leonard's, 3M, Apple, Dana, North American Tool and Die, IBM, and McDonald's serve as examples in a behind-the-scenes look at their operations. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

MEDIA 2-410

 

The Indian miracle? 2008

Ashok Prasad, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Juniper Communications, Channel Four (Great Britain), and Filmakers Library, inc

As the gap between the rich and the poor in India turns to a chasm, a renowned news journalist questions the social stability of a country that will soon enter the top five of the world's economic giants. 1 videodisc (49 min.)

MEDIA 10-1740

 

Inflation: how did the spiral begin? ; Fiscal policy: can we control the economy? ; Monetary policy: how well does it work? ; Booms and busts: what causes the business cycle? 1985

Ira H Klugerman, Arlen J Slobodow, Frank Nesbitt, Dan Jackson, David Schoumacher, and Richard T Gill

Lesson 7: Inflation: How did the spiral begin? Explains the causes of the inflation of the late 1960s, its impact on the economy, and the difficulties of fighting it. Lesson 6: Fiscal Policy: Can we control the economy? Explains how a government can use tax and spending policies to reduce the severity of business cycle fluctuations. Lesson 13: Monetary policy: How well does it work? Explains how the money supply affects economic growth and inflation. Lesson 4: Booms and busts: What causes the business cycle? Introduces the concepts of aggregate supply and aggregate demand in relationship to the business cycle. 1 videocassette (ca. 116 min.)

MEDIA 2-456

 

Insider betrayal protecting industry trade secrets 2001

Bill Kurtis

A case study of how the government and industry can work together to combat economic espionage with a proactive approach. 1 videocassette (17 min.)

MEDIA 2-6239

 

Is Wal-Mart good for America? 2004

Hedrick Smith, Rick Young, WGBH Educational Foundation, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), and PBS Video

Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1416

 

Judith Williamson consuming passionately in Southern California 1991?

Judith Williamson, John Greyson, Paper Tiger Television Collective (Firm), Art Institute of Chicago, and Video Data Bank

Demonstrates the effects of multi-national capitalism's expansion on the market with socks being an example and emphasises the role of ads.  This video looks at the communications industry via the print media. 1 videocassette (ca. 22 min.)

MEDIA 2-7441

 

The love of money 2001

Krishna Govender, Ruth Thorlby, and David Strahan

Discusses the emergence of money as ancient trading broadened and became more complex and barter became inadequate. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-5781

 

Mad river hard times in Humboldt County 1982

Claire Schoenfeld, Jack Wilson, and Mark Freeman

Using the example of a timber community near Califonia's Mad River inHumboldt County, this documentary examines the use of natural resources and the conflict between those who desire increased protection of the environment and those who are concerned with jobs and economic development. The film focuses on the emotional and social crises experienced by employees of the Mad River Plywood Mill when the parent corporation, the Simpson Timber Company, decided to close the mill. Excessive cutting of trees and the establishment in 1967 of the Redwood National Park by Congress produced a timber shortage which the Company claims prompted the closing of the mill. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-1322

 

May justice be done 2007

Pascal de Rauglaudre, Bruno Labouré, California Newsreel (Firm), TVPI (Firm), and Zarafa Films

By any standard Argentina was a very rich country until the 1970s, with competitive industries, modern agriculture, and a prosperous middle class. By 2001, 21 out of 36 million people were living below the poverty level, and formerly eradicated diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy reemerged. "May Justice Be Done" goes into the streets of Argentina, tracing the roots of the crisis in scholarly detail, back to the irresponsible lending policies of the international lending financial institutions. 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-1097

 

Never the same again c2001

Charles Bruce, David Strahan, British Broadcasting Corporation, Films for the Humanities (Firm), and BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc

Concentrates on two significant historic transformations -- the discovery and subjugation of the New World by the European powers and the emergence of a truly modern economy during what is known as the industrial revolution. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-5783

 

No more privacy 1993

Jon Tuttle, Pete Schulberg, John A Booth, and Jeff Guardalabene

This program examines the rapid exchange of vast amounts of infromation made possible by computers and bought and sold without the subject's knowledge or permission. 1 videocassette (59 min.)

MEDIA 2-3938

 

On the edge America's working poor 2004

Ted Koppel, ABC News Productions, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Presents an examination of the working poor in the United States. Several families describe their lives as members of the working poor community where one unexpected expense, sudden illness, or a missed payment could mean financial ruin. 1 videorecording (22 min.)

DANA 237

 

The overspent American why we want what we don't need c2003

Kelly Garner, Juliet Schor, and Media Education Foundation

"In this powerful new video, Juliet Schor scrutinizes what she calls 'the new consumerism'-- a national phenomenon of upscale spending that is shaped and reinforced by a commercially-driven media system. She argues that "keeping up with teh Joneses" is no longer enough for middle and upper-middle class Americans, many of whom become burdened with debilitating debt as they seek to emulate materialsitic TV lifestyles"--Container. 1 videodisc (32 min.)

MEDIA 10-275

 

Peter Drucker an intellectual journey c2003

Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Ken Witty, Leader to Leader Institute, and Jossey-Bass Inc

Features interviews with Drucker himself on his core principles and a host of today's top leaders on Drucker's life and his influence on business, management, and leadership. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

MEDIA 2-6623

 

The Power of the market 1980

Milton Friedman

The free market enables people to go into any trade they wish which gives them incentive to work hard and succeed. Human and political freedom is dependent on economic freedom. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 114

 

Productivity: can we get more for less? ; Supply and demand: what sets the price? ; The firm: how can it keep costs down? ; International trade: for whose benefit? 1985

David Schoumacher, Frank Nesbitt, Virginia Quesada, Frank B Phillippi, Louis Barbash, and Richard T Gill

Lesson 11: Productivity: can we get more for less? Explains the factors that affect productivity growth. Lesson 16: Supply and demand: what sets the price? Gives an explanation of the factors that determine the quantity of goods demanded by consumers and the factors that determine the quantity of goods supplied. Lesson 15: The firm: how can it keep costs down? Explains the concept of the production function. This lesson starts the microeconomics sequence of the series. Lesson 27: International trade: for whose benefit? Illustrates the concepts of specialization and comparative advantage and shows how trade may hurtcertain groups but benefit society as a whole. 1 videocassette (ca. 116 min.)

MEDIA 2-459

 

Profits and promises reinventing the corporation 1995

Charles R Nesson, Tim Russert, Barbara Margolis, Fred W Friendly, and Mark Ganguzza

A diversified fortune 500 company is plagued by mediocre performance, low employee morale, a sluggish stock price and impatient shareholders. This program presents a panel who discuss issues and initiative to improve this company's performance. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

DANA 583

 

Profits and promises reworking the American dream 1994

Arthur Raphael Miller, Fred W Friendly, Barbara Margolis, and Mark Ganguzza

Panel discussion with Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich, former Xerox CEO David Kearns, GM Board Chairman John G. Smale, and other prominent business and labor leaders on the topic of what, if anything, do American corporations owe their workers as companies are reorganizing or relocating. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

DANA 584

 

Real-world lessons for America's small businesses insights from the Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative, 1992 1992

Everett Banning and Barton Eckert

Case studies of businesses recognized by the Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative as "...exemplary small businesses.". 3 videocassettes (180 min.)

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Secret history of the credit card c2004

David Rummel, Lowell Bergman, New York Times Company, WGBH Educational Foundation , and PBS Video

This documentary investigates how the credit card industry became so pervasive, lucrative, and politically powerful. Explores the techniques used by the industry to earn large profits and get consumers to take on more debt. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-444

Economics (Continued)

Siberian dream 2004

Janet Gardner, Irina Pantaeva, Marlene Sanders, Irina Pantaeva, Gardner Documentary Group, and Filmakers Library, inc

Features world-famous model, Irina Pantaeva, who emigrated to the U.S. in the 1980s from a small village in the Buryat region of Siberia. She returns to her roots every summer with her son to help her troubled family, trapped in the new free market society. Through interviews with academics, local Shamans, monks, musicians, and farmers, Siberia dream shows the effects of perestroika and glasnot on this Buryat community. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-1881

 

Store wars when Wal-Mart comes to town 2001

Micha X Peled and Monica Z Lam

This film follows events in Ashland, VA, over a one-year period, from the first stormy public hearing that galvanizes residents' opposition until the Town Council takes a final vote on the proposed Wal-Mart Store. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-6169

 

Strengthening America's competitiveness the Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative case histories 1991

Everett Banning

Case studies of businesses recognized by the Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative as "...exemplary small businesses.". 4 videocassettes (ca. 210 min.)

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Super-companies 1989

Boyce Richardson, Bonnie Howells, Mark Zannis, National Film Board of Canada, and Bullfrog Films, inc

Discusses the activities of large international corporations and the effects they have on the economic, environmental, and physical well-being of people as exemplified by aluminum companies in Australia, British Columbia, Jamaica, and Norway. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-6480

 

The take 2006

Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein, Barna-Alper Productions, Klein Lewis Productions, National Film Board of Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,  First-Run Features (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economic collapse, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. Explores how Argentina's 2001 economic collapse, where a prosperous middle-class economy was destroyed during 10 years of IMF policies, impacted the lives of ordinary workers. Follows 30 unemployed auto-parts workers, who stage a protest against their bosses and economic globalization by occupying their closed factory and refusing to leave. 1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.)

MEDIA 10-1809

 

Thirst c2004

Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman, Snitow-Kaufman Productions, and Bullfrog Films, inc

The survival of communities is threatened when big business buys the water supply. 1 videocassette (62 min.)

MEDIA 2-7325

 

The Tyranny of control 1980

Milton Friedman

Shows what happens when governments plan and control the economic activities of their people.  When goverments interfere, there are harmful effects. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 115

 

Value of the audit 1987

Rolland Smith

Explains why audits are necessary in American corporations. 1 videocassette (ca. 13 min.)

MEDIA 2-685

 

What in the world?: Ecuador c2005

Ruth Meehan, Rodney Rice, Radio Telefís Éireann, KMF Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

This program assesses the growing conflict between Burlington Resources, an American oil company licensed to prospect in regions of Ecuador, and the self-sufficient Achuar people, who believe the oil industry will destroy their environment and non-materialistic way of life. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

MEDIA 2-7129

 

Who protects the consumer? 1980

Milton Friedman

Examines government protection of the market place and consumer.  It controls prices, quality of goods, and choice of products.  Do these protection agencies work or are there better ways? 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 108

 

Who protects the worker? 1980

Milton Friedman

Examines the workings of the labor market and the role of the labor unions.  Friedman comes up with controversial views in answer to the question, who protects the worker? 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 111

 

Who's the enemy? 1992

Larry Engel, Carl Charlson, and Robert B Reich

Examines why and how Japan took almost the entire consumer electronics industry away from the United States. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-1805

 

The women's bank of Bangladesh 1996

Mark Aardenburg

Describes the Grameen Bank and the small-business loans it makes to women only.  It follows the activities of women who have taken out loans and to business classes, and shows those who oppose the bank's efforts. 1 videocassette (47 min.)

MEDIA 2-5096

 

XXI Century: Part 6: Blood and oil 2005

Gabriele Zamparini, Lorenzo Meccoli, Cat's Dream (Firm), and Bullfrog Films, inc

This video zeroes in on the stated reasons, and the real reasons, for the Iraq war. Gore Vidal, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, historian Arno Mayer and others share their critiques and point of views. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-7650

Economics - New This Year

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