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Videos on Global Conditions: Globalization

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

Globalization DVDs

30 frames a second the WTO in Seattle 2006

Journalist Rustin Thompson takes his camera into the fray of the protests and riots that erupted during during the week of the WTO conference in Seattle in November 1999. Includes up-close footage of protesters, police, delegates and bureaucrats, capturing the passion, confusion and anger of everyone involved. 1 videodisc (69 min.)

MEDIA 10-4353

 

Alfred Hitchcock's The birds c2000

Evan Hunter, Alfred Hitchcock, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Daphne Du Maurier, Universal Pictures Company, and Universal Pictures (Firm)

When Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, the small California town is inexplicably attacked by thousands of birds. 1 videodisc (2 hr.)

MEDIA 10-1710

 

Baraka 2008

Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, Genevieve Nicholas, Constantine Nicholas, Michael Stearns, Bob Green, Magidson Films, MPI Media Group, and Funhouse Entertainment (Firm)

Baraka is a Sufi word that translates to 'the thread that weaves life together.' Filmed in 24 countries on six continents, this film is a transcendent global tour that explores the sights and sounds of the human condition, viewed through man and nature's own prisms of symmetry, savagery, chaos and harmony. 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3322

 

The Barcelona blueprint c2001

Once the industrial heart of the region of Catalonia in Spain, Barcelona was becoming a failed European city when a visionary local government decided to radically redevelop the city in the run for the 1992 Olympics. It is now considered a model 21st century city, combining historic buildings with modern architecture. This programs takes a tour of Barcelona's seafront and listens to a studio debate on the issues facing cities and those who live in them. This debate was part of the Special Session of the UN General Assembly held in New York in 2001. 1 videodisc (27 min.)

MEDIA 10-4328

 

Beyond borders 2003, c2001

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-258

 

Birdsong and coffee a wake up call 2007

Jeanne Fossani, Anne Macksoud, John Ankele, Michael E Zsoldos, Catalina Alcaraz, Old Dog Documentaries, Inc, and Berkeley Media

What is the connection between coffee farmers, birds and ourselves? Why are 25 million coffee farmers impoverished while we spend more for our coffee? Why are North American songbirds becoming harder and harder to find? What is the difference between Free Trade and Fair Trade? This film explores the answers to these questions and many more. We hear from experts and students, from coffee lovers and bird lovers. But most importantly, we hear from the coffee farmers themselves and learn how their lives and ours are inextricably joined in ways that we need to understand. 1 videodisc (57 min)

MEDIA 10-1291

 

Black gold 2006

Marc Francis, Nick Francis, California Newsreel (Firm), Fulcrum Productions, and Speak-it Films

"After oil, coffee is the most actively traded commodity in the world. Tracing the path of the coffee consumed each day to the farmers who produce the beans, Black Gold asks us to 'wake up and smell the coffee', to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced and to decide what we can do about it. 1 videodisc (ca. 77 min.)

MEDIA 10-769

 

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

 

Bullshit c2005

PeA Holmquist, Suzanne Khardalian, Tuomas Kantelinen, Vandana Shiva, HB PeĹ Holmquist Film, and Cinema Guild

A film about globalization, genetic engineering, bio-piracy, food, and water. Environmental activist and nuclear physicist Vandana Shiva is followed for a period of two years, from her organic farm at the foot of the Himalayas, to the World Trade Organization summit in Mexico, to a protest outside the European Patents Office in Munich. In these institutions of power, Shiva does battle with the proponents of globalization, multi-national corporations like Monsanto, an American bio-tech company manufacturing genetically modified foods (whom Shiva holds responsible for a rash of farmers' suicides) and Coca-Cola, accused of depleting and contaminating groundwater in India. From the frontlines of the war over globalization, Bullshit elucidates social and technological questions such as: Can genetically modified foods alleviate world hunger? Is it legal for corporations to patent natural crops? Can indigenous knowledge inform modern genetic engineering? (Container). 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-1513

 

City life c2001

Follows Marta Suplicy, the mayor of Sćo Paulo, Brazil, as she visits schools, hospitals, favelas, and a shelter for battered women, in her quest to improve the living conditions of the city. 1 videodisc (27 min.)

MEDIA 10-4322

 

Commanding heights the battle for the world economy 2002

William Cran, Daniel Yergin, Joseph Stanislaw, and David Ogden Stiers

This series  explores our changing world: the new rules of the game, the winners and losers inthe clash between government and the marketplace, the great debate over the impact of globalization, and the powerful forces shaping our economy and the future of society. 3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 10-180 v.1 10-180 v.2 10-180 v.3

 

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

 

The corporation c2005

Mark Achbar, Bart Simpson, Jennifer Abbott , Mikela J Mikael,  Joel Bakan, Big Picture Media Corporation, TVOntario, and Zeitgeist Films

The Corporation charts the spectacular rise of the corporation as a dramatic, pervasive presence in our everyday lives. With a deft mix of humor, visual panache and seriousness, this documentary is a timely, entertaining critique of global conglomerates. 2 videodiscs (145 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 451           10-1493

 

Dal puri diaspora 2012

The recipe for dal puri traveled with indentured workers from India's Gangetic plain to southern Caribbean colonies in the 19th Century. In the 1960s the wrapped roti migrated from Trinidad to North America, where it is known as Caribbean or West Indian roti and is popular in cities like New York and Toronto. As the dish moved from home fire to street stall to restaurant chain, and from festival to fast food, the flatbread was radically transformed in ingredients, cooking method, ways of eating and, identity. Shot in Toronto, Trinidad and India, this documentary tracks dal puri's remarkable passage across space and time, linking colonialism, migration and the globalization of tastes. The documentary features interviews with leading food writers and scholars including Pushpesh Pant, Naomi Duguid, Brinsley Samaroo, Radhika Mongia and Patricia Mohammed. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-4052

 

Diamond road 2008

Robert Lang, Nisha Pahuja, Manfred Becker, Jennifer Dale, Kensington Communications, and Bullfrog Films

A documentary following the path of diamonds, both geographically and historically. Details the widespread and complex interrelationship of trade and effort involving the diamond industry, from impovershed day-laborers in Sierra Leone, to craftsmen in India, to dealers, jewelers and gemologists in New York City, all attended by the marketing and sales strategies that have made the diamond trade what it is today. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-2143

 

Edge of Islam c2008

Robin Denselow, Alex Gabbay, Steve Bradshaw, Television Trust for the Environment, BBC World Service, and Bullfrog Films

Three teenage Muslims living on the island of Lamu off the eastern coast of Kenya attempt to earn enough money to pay off the debts they owe to their high school.  Until they do, they cannot got access to local universities or good jobs.  In the meantime, they are forced to take employment in the tourist trade, which they find ethically undesirable. 1 videodisc (25 min.)

MEDIA 10-2189

 

End of the rainbow 2007

Robert Nugent, Rachel Sanderson, Jean-Pierre Gibrat, Mitzi Goldman, Michel Zwecker, Looking Glass Pictures, Trans Europe Film, Australian Film Finance Corporation, ARTE France, Independent Television Service, SBS Independent, and California Newsreel (Firm)

"Examines the cultural, economic and environmental impact of a transnational gold mining operation on a remote farming community in northeastern Guinea. Our two guides, the village chief and the head engineer of the mine, illustrate in telling detail the contrasting lifestyles and worldviews of global corporations and local, pre-industrial societies. Always in the background is the military regime of president Lansana Contae, in power since 1984, which granted the concession to the company. The film asks: who benefits when foreign extractive industries are invited to develop a country's natural resources?"--Container. 1 videodisc (138 min.)

MEDIA 10-1874

 

Forgive us our debts 2004?

Karen Pascal, John Dalla Costa, William Finlay, Bullfrog Films, inc, Windborne Productions, and  Vision TV

Explores the impact of a country's indebtedness on the poorest members of society. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-1172

 

The forgotten space The sea is forgotten until disaster strikes. But perhaps the biggest seagoing disaster is the global supply chain, which - maybe in a more fundamental way than financial speculation - leads the world economy to the abyss. This essayistic, political documentary follows container cargo aboard ships, barges, trains and trucks, listening to workers, engineers, planners, politicians, and those marginalized by the global transport system. We discover the most sophisticated expression of the belief that the maritime economy, and the sea itself, is somehow obsolete. 1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-5628

 

The global dimension 2003, 2001

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

1.5 billion people in developing countries live in extreme poverty, and the living conditions for twice that number are almost as deplorable. This program investigates how both trade and financial aid are being used to help Costa Rica and other third-world nations bridge the technological divide and gain much-needed know-how so that they can improve their ways of life and prosper in the burgeoning global economy. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-263

 

The global grassroots c2003

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Faced with increasing cuts in government aid, grassroots organizations in the industralized world are learning lessons from their counterparts in developing countries. Never having had government funding, third-world assistance programs are showing them how to implement support-free community-based initiatives. This program demonstrates how "sweat equity" and other techniques are being used to help people cope with two of the downsides of globalization: the disappearance of social safety nets and the widening gap between the world's haves and have-nots. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-262

 

The global marketplace 2003, c2001

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

This program focuses on progressive efforts being made by businesses to unite profits and principles. Issues under consideration include the practice of social responsibility through ethical investment policies and codes of conduct, the human and environmental costs of unscrupulous manufacturing, and a renewed emphasis on good employee/employer and supplier/retailer relations. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-259

 

The global neighborhood 2003, 2001

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

This program documents the efforts of nongovernmental organizations such as Oxfam and the World Wildlife Fund to take collective action on issues of international importance, including homelessness, environmental stewardship, and equitable trade. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-261

 

Global partnerships 2003, 2001

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

This program interviews North American and European volunteers and the people in developing countries who are receiving their humanitarian and political assistance. By living together and sharing cultural experiences, both volunteers and aid recipients are helping to bring into clearer perspective their mutual concerns about human rights violations and exploitation of the environment. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-260

 

H2 worker 1990

Stephanie Black

Each year 10,000 Caribbean men are selectively chosen by American sugar corporations to harvest sugar cane for six months in Florida under temporary "H-2" visas.  "H-2 worker" is a film exposing the brutal, systematic exploitation of Jamaican guest workers by the Florida sugar cane industry. 1 videocassette (70 min.)

MEDIA 10-3519         2-1700

 

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

 

John & Jane 2009

Ashim Ahluwalia, Glen Castinho, Sydney Fernandes, Oaref Irani, Vandana Malwe, Future East Film, and Film Republic

"An uncanny blend of observational documentary and tropical science fiction, John & Jane follows the stories of six agents that answer American 1-800 numbers in a Mumbai call center. After a heady mix of American culture training and 14-hour night shifts, the job soon starts to take its toll. Contrasting the fluorescent interiors of late night offices and hyper-malls with the uneasy currents swirling around the characters, John & Jane discovers a young generation of Indians that live between the real and the virtual. However, this futuristic world of American aliases and simulated reality is not science fiction, these are the times in which we live. John & Jane raises disturbing questions about the nature of personal identity in a 21st century globalized world."--Container. 1 videodisc (79 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3064

 

Keten van liefde Chain of love 2001

Marije Meerman, First Run/Icarus Films, and Dix Noonan Webb

"A film about the Philippines' second largest export product-- maternal love-- and how this export affects the women involved, their families in the Philippines, and families in the West"--Container. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-3302    2-7212

 

Knock off die rache am logo 2004

Katharina Weingartner, Anette Baldauf, Knock Off Productions, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Arte (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

"A reflection on branding and globalization, framed by a journey up the world's longest shopping strip, Broadway in New York City, a veritable meridian of counterfeit selling... Documents an underground economy of people who resist the globalized culture of brands, by using the science of branding against itself" . 1 videodisc (44 min.)

MEDIA 10-1828

 

Let's make money c2008

Erwin Wagenhofer

In Let's Make Money, Wagenhofer hits even harder at the exploitation of Third World countries, at the global money market that corrupts the world monetary system, and at the crass side of neoliberalism that endorses political manipulation of free trade and free markets by transferring control of the economy from governments to private investors. 1 DVD (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-2079

 

Lines in the dust c2001

In a small village in northern Ghana, a group of men and women discuss their daily chores with the help of a chart they've drawn in the dust. This village is part of a program called Reflect, which aims to reach the 900 million illiterate adults across the world. Reflect uses participants' own knowledge and experience as starting points for learning. Lines in the dust looks at this program in Ghana and India, and how it not only teaches people to read, write, and work with numbers, the participants are also changing ideas about men's and women's separate workloads, standing up for their rights, earning more money for their families, and becoming self-assured. 1 videodisc (27 min.)

MEDIA 10-4329

 

Mass media in society 2002

David P Stone, David Hartley, Geoffrey Rubinstein, Jones International, Ltd, McGraw-Hill Companies, College Division, Knowledge TV (Television network), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

"The world is quickly becoming saturated with information, entertainment, and advertisements.  In this program, academic and industry experts examine the globalization of information exchange, the way in which it has altered the social distance between nations and individuals, and the future of mass media.  In the U.S., viewers watch an average of 4.5 hours per day of television, willingly lending their eyes and ears to advertisers.  However, the 1990s have seen a growing fragmentation of America into demographically segmented audiences, driven by niche programming and narrow-interest advertising.  The enthusiasm for interactive communication is growing, spurred on by the desire for news and entertainment tailored and delivered on demand and the possibilities of one-to-one marketing. Is the concept of mass media on the verge of extinction?"--Container. 1 videodisc (28 min.)

MEDIA 10-276

 

Money for nothing behind the bu$ine$$ of pop mu$ic 2001

Kembrew McLeod and Thurston Moore

Interviews with Chuck D, Ani DiFranco, Michael Franti, Kathleen Hanna, Reebee Garofalo, Dave Marsh, Robert W. McChesney. Explains how popular music is produced and marketed and offers an accessible critique of the current state of popular music. Examines the shrinking number of record companies, the centralization of radio station ownership, and the increasing integration of popular music into the advertising and commercial aspects of the consumer market. Also discusses independent bands and record labels. 1 videodisc (78 min)

MEDIA 10-132

 

The new rulers of the world a special report c2001

John Pilger looks at how globalization has increased the gap between the very rich and the very poor. In particular he looks at Indonesia as an example of how globalization and corrupt government has thrown millions of people into poverty and how multinational corporations support the abuse of these poor workers in sweatshops. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-4339

 

New world order c2009

Alex Jones, Tom Davis, Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel, Disinformation Company, Independent Film Channel, SeeThink (Firm), and Cactus Three (Firm)

A behind the scenes look at the underground anti-globalist movement. 1 videodisc (85 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3444

 

No logo brands, globalization, resistance c2003

Naomi Klein, Sut Jhally, Loretta Alper, Kelly Garner, Naomi Klein, and Media Education Foundation

Using hundreds of media examples, No Logo shows how the commercial takeover of public space, destruction of consumer choice, and replacement of real jobs with temporary work (the dynamics of corporate globalization) impact everyone, everywhere. It also draws attention to the resistance arising globally to challenge the hegemony of brands. 1 DVD (42 min. +  min. additional footage)

  MEDIA 10-211

 

Nosotros no jugamos ese deporte We don't play golf here and other globalization stories 2008

George McAlmon, Saul Landau, Sonia Angulo, Chupacabra Productions, Güije Films, Cine Rhombifer, and Cinema Guild

Using Mexico as an example of what much of the Third World has experienced, the filmmakers show how foreign investment in export factories distorts the native culture and environment. 1 videodisc (33 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2542

 

Not for sale c2002

This documentary explores some little-known aspects of global trade agreements. Patents and other intellectual property rights are expanding what corporations can own and control -- from machines to knowledge and even living creatures. What does this mean for the environment, the food supply and human rights? This film looks at farmers, indigenous people, and global justice activists who oppose patents on life and advocate for a world where life is not a commodity but something to be treasured. 1 videodisc (32 min.)

MEDIA 10-4096

 

An ordinary person's guide to empire  c2004

Ms. Roy talks about her book, An ordinary person's guide to empire. Topics include the recent elections in India, war in Iraq, neoliberalism and the role of non-governmental organizations. She criticizes President George Bush's foreign policy. Following her remarks, Ms. Roy answers questions from members of the audience. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-360

 

The pied piper of Eyasi c2008

Stefano Cassini, Alex Gabbay, Steve Bradshaw, Television Trust for the Environment, BBC World Service, and Bullfrog Films

Describes the difficulties the Hadza, one of the last tribes of hunter-gatherers in Africa, face from the modernization and globalization of their native Tanzania. 1 videodisc (24 min.)

MEDIA 10-2188

 

Poto mitan Haitian women, pillars of the global economy c2009

Renée Bergan, Mark Schuller, Edwidge Danticat, Tčt Ansanm Productions, Renegade Films, University of California, Santa Barbara, Center for Black Studies Research, and Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

"Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, POTO MITAN gives the global economy a human face. Each woman's personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti.  And while POTO MITAN offers an in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women's subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance demonstrates that these are global struggles" -- Container. 1 videodisc (50 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2306

 

The prince c2008

Shehryar Mufti, Steve Bradshaw, Rafeh Malik, Television Trust for the Environment, and Bullfrog Films

Rafeh Malik, the young feudal prince of the village of Ratrian in Northern Punjab, attempts to implement the Millennium Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2000. He encounters much opposition along the way, both from his own family and his more conservative constituents. 1 videodisc (25 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2757

 

Ropa Americana c2003

Naomi Parness, David Pascoe, Monica Veiga, Annette Di Marco,  Black Box Productions, and Filmakers Library, inc

"Millions of people donate clothing to charitable organizations, but few truly know where their clothing is going. What happens to that old t-shirt that you donate? From the donor in Toronto, through the many stages of the used clothing operations, learn how one mother's donated t-shirt crosses borders and end up on the back of another mother thousands of miles away."--Container. 1 videodisc (23 min.)

MEDIA 10-1142

 

Shocking and awful c2004

Deep Dish TV Network

Twelve programs (28 min. each) presenting an independent viewpoint of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. 3 videodiscs (336 min.)

MEDIA 10-765

 

The steel war how globalisation sparks off war for market share, jobs and political power 2006

Classroom Video (Firm) and Video Education Australasia

Using steel as an example this program reveals how the global trading system functions. It outlines how countries fight for their own interests at the expense of others and how large parts of the world are benefiting from the cheap prices of products manufactured in low-wage countries. 1 videodisc (DVD)(58 mins.)

MEDIA 10-1937

 

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

 

This land is our land 2010

Jeremy Earp, Sut Jhally, David Bollier, Andrew Killoy, Media Education Foundation, and On the Commons (Organization)

"For more than three decades, transnational corporations have been busy buying up what used to be known as the commons -- everything from our forests and our oceans to our broadcast airwaves and our most important intellectual and cultural works. ... [David] Bollier shows how a bold new international movement steeped in democratic principles is trying to reclaim our common wealth by modeling practical alternatives to the restrictive monopoly powers of corporate elites."--Container. 1 videodisc (46 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2262

 

Thomas L. Friedman reporting the other side of outsourcing c2004

Thomas L Friedman, Ken Levis, Discovery Channel (Firm), and Discovery Communications, Inc

"What happens when the demands of the global economy with all of its excess baggage of Westernizing forces collide with the deeply held traditions of an age-old culture like India's?  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas L. Friedman heads to the heart of the conflict and examines how this clash of cultures is affecting the everyday lives of Indian workers, many of them young people, who are caught in the middle. Learn how this noble, proud society is coping with a struggle unlike any it's ever faced: balancing the desire to benefit from the opportunities offered by the new world market with internal efforts to protect their cultural heritage from the eroding influence of American values."--Web site. 1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.)

MEDIA 10-341

 

Together against violence c2001

Bennetlands is a ghetto community in the heart of Kingston, Jamaica, which was once a peaceful place with a primary school, two churches, and a health clinic. In the 1980s rival gangs began a war over the main street, terrorizing the neighborhood. When one of the gang leaders was shot outside the health clinic, the community decided to change things, and local leaders challenged the gangs to heal their differences and work together to restore a sense of community and peace in the neighborhood.  1 videodisc (27 min.)

MEDIA 10-4324

 

Uprooted refugees of the global economy c2001

Sasha Khokha and National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (U.S.)

Describes how the global economy has forced people to leave their home countries, focusing on three stories of immigrants from the Philippines, Bolivia and Haiti. 1 videodisc (28 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3312

 

We feed the world 2007?

Erwin Wagenhofer, Helmut Grasser, Jean Ziegler, Peter Brabeck, Karl Otrok, Allegro Film (Firm), and Bullfrog Films, inc

Vividly reveals the dysfunctionality of the industrialized world food system and shows what world hunger has to do with us. Includes interviews with fishermen, farmers and drivers, as well as Jean Ziegler of the UN, Karl Otrok of seed manufacturer Pioneer, and Peter Brabeck of Nestle International. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-1141

 

Workingman's death 2007

Michael Glawogger, Erich Lackner, Mirjam Quinte, Pepe Danquart, John Zorn, Lotus Film (Firm), Quinte Film, and Cinema Guild

Glawdogger deconstructs contemporary conceptions of work by showcasing six of the most grueling and dangerous professions he could find. At once a rejoinder to those predicting the death of manual labour and a ground-level lesson on globalization, the film makes the efforts of these impoverished men something heroic. They represent a forgotten kind of courage. All of this work is captured in Glawogger's characteristic stunning compositions, with an eye for the harsh grandeur of elemental and industrial environments. Features Ukrainian miners working in abondoned coal mines, Indonesian sulphur gatherers, Nigerian slaughterhouse workers, Pakistani shipbreakers, Chinese steelworkers and German smelters. 1 videodisc (122 min.)

MEDIA 10-2131

 

Yari yari pamberi black women writers dissecting globalization, October 12-October 16, 2004 2007

Jayne Cortez, New York University, Institute of Afro-American Affairs, Organization of Women Writers of Africa, and Newsreel (Firm)

Documents selected scenes from panels, readings, and performances during the 2004 conference and features renowned writers Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and others. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-2060

 

The Yes Men fix the world c2009

Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Doro Bachrach, Ruth Charny, Laura Nix, Reggie Watts, Yes Men (Activist group), ARTE France, Common Decency, LLC, and Bullfrog Films

The Yes Men again pull off one bold prank after another in an effort to raise political consciousness. Posing as top executives of giant corporations, they lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-1995

 

Globalization

30 frames a second the WTO in Seattle 2000

Rustin Thompson and Ann Hedreen

A compelling first-person account by veteran cameraman Rustin Thompson, who covered the November 1999 WTO conference as an independent journalist.  Thompson takes the viewer into the fray of tear gas, pepper spray and police abuse; behind the lines and inside the convention center and press rooms; and along the marches, sit-ins and demonstrations. The result is an impressionistic journal of a decisive week that exploded into a massive expression of freedom: of speech, of assembly and the press. 1 videocassette (ca. 75 min.)

MEDIA 2-5337

 

The 7/7 bombers a psychological investigation c2006

Alicky Sussman, Elizabeth Turner, Barbara Flynn, Ariel Merari, Marc Sageman, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel (Firm), BBC Active (Firm), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"On the day Britain experienced its first-ever suicide bombing, many assumed that those responsible for the carnage must have been deranged foreigners - but they were not.  What motivated these four seemingly ordinary young British men?  This program conducts a chilling psychological autopsy as it pieces together the mental state of the 7/7 bombers during their final journey.  The work of Ariel Merari, of Tel Aviv University, and forensic psychiatrist Marc Sageman is spotlighted as they investigate issues of cultural estrangement, group dynamics and the 'bunch of guys' theory, and the spontaneous formation of extremist cells" -- Container. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-1616

 

American game, Japanese rules 1989

Ofra Bikel, Judy Woodruff, Gail Harris, and Alexander Bernstein

Examines the frustrations of Americans trying to understand and cope with the unwritten rules of life in Japan. Interviews with businessmen, baseball players and an American born woman who married a Japanese farmer and has become assimilated into the culture. Offers the following insights: In baseball, the Japanese ideal outcome is a tie; no one loses face. In business, the Japanese play to win; if they don't get all of the business, they don't consider it fair. The housewife has ceased to think about "what I want"; adopting the Japanese outlook, she thinks instead of "my duty.". 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1262

 

Another world is possible impressions of the World Social Forum c2002

Mark Dworkin, Melissa Young, Moving Images Video Project, and Bullfrog Films, inc

In early 2002, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 50,000 gathered for the World Social Forum with the goal of opposing corporate globalization and developing alternative visions for the future. 1 videocassette (25 min.)

MEDIA 2-6987

 

Antonio Negri a revolt that never ends 2004

Alexandra Weitz, Antonio Negri, Andreas Pichler, Eva Rink, Jan Marc Kochman, Association relative ŕ la télévision européenne, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Yleisradio Oy, Fédération suisse du tourisme, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

Documentary that profiles the life of university professor, Antonio Negri, a leading spokesperson for the international anti-globalization movement. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-6860

 

Aqua preta Black water 1990

Allen Moore, Maria Bethânia, Charlotte Cerf, and Ilke Tanya Payan

This video explores the ill effects of encroaching industry on the residents of Sao Braz, a fishing village in Bahia, Brazil. 1 videocassette (28 min)

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The Banking system: why must it be protected? ; Stabilization policy: are we still in control? ; Perfect competition and inelastic demand: can the farmer make a profit? ; Economic efficiency: what price controls? 1985

David Schoumacher, Richard T Gill, Gerald Krell, James T Clare, Frank Nesbitt, Dan Rose, and Mark Farber

Lesson 8: The banking system: why must it be protected? Shows how banks operate and how the FDIC (by insuring deposits) and the Federal Reserve Bank (by acting as a lender of last resort) keep bank failures from becoming banking crises. Lesson 14: Stabilization policy: are we still in control? Presents the arguments for and against government policies to stabilize the economy. Lesson 17: Perfect competition and inelastic demand: can the farmer make a profit? Illustrates the concepts of perfect competition and the elasticity of supply and demand. Lesson 18: Economic efficiency: what price controls? Explains that there is a definite cost to interfering with free-market prices, but there are circumstances that justify interference with the free market. 1 videocassette (ca. 118 min.)

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The Barcelona blueprint 2001

Steve Bradshaw and Georgina Ochoa

Once the industrial heart of the region of Catalonia in Spain, Barcelona was becoming a failed European city when a visionary local government decided to radically redevelop the city in the run for the 1992 Olympics. It is now considered a model 21st century city, combining historic buildings with modern architecture. This program takes a tour of Barcelona's seafront and listens to a studio debate on the issues facing cities and those who live in them. This debate was part of the Special Session of the UN General Assembly held in New York in 2001. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

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The battle of the Titans problems of the global economy 1993

Hans Bülow, Poul-Erik Heilbuth, and Jonathan Sydenham

This documentary highlights the migration of jobs from developed countries to developing nations like Egypt, Nigeria, Indonesia where labor is plentiful and cheap. 1 videocassette (54 min.)

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Behind the veil Afghan women under fundamentalism : a documentary c2003

Ricardo Lobo, Jojo Sydenham, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

"This gripping program describes the massive human rights abuses that have been escalating since the withdrawal of the Soviet forces, as seen through the eyes of women who have survived years of rampant gender and religious intolerance."--Container. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

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Betrayed 1989

Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, Costa Gavras, Irwin Winkler, and Joe Eszterhas

Cathy Weaver, FBI agent, goes under cover to investigate Gary Simmons, a suspect in the murder of a local radio personality. As she becomes romantically interested in Simmons, Weaver uncovers an extremist group armed for murder. 1 videocassette (128 min.)

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Beyond borders 2003, c2001

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

1 videodisc (26 min.)

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Beyond culture shock 1983

Irving Saraf, Lennie Copeland, Jim Block, and Ned Miller

Intended to help families adjust to living abroad through exploration of cultural and business practices in various foreign countries.  Experts in cross-cultural topics and international living and seasoned travelers discuss the reaction to moving away from home and adjusting to life in a different society. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

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Big business and the ghost of Confucius 1992

Peter Bull, Alex Gibney, and Peter Coyote

Shows how Confucius  idea of individuals submerging themselves for the goals of society, together with state guided capitalism, have created an economic miracle in South Korea and East Asisa. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

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Bill Moyers reports trading democracy 2002

Bill D Moyers and Sherry Jones

"Everyone has heard about NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, but almost no one has heard about one of NAFTA's obscure provisions -- except for multinational corporations who are using it to challenge democracy. Bill Moyers reports: Trading democracy is the first television investigation of NAFTA's Chapter 11 -- what has been called an 'end run around the Constitution.' Corporate investors are using Chapter 11 to attack public laws that protect our health and our environment -- and even challenge jury verdicts.  The cases are not heard in open court, but before international trade tribunals that rule in secret.  The program details a system of private justice that is enabling companies to obtain covertly what they would be unlikely to achieve publicly in America's legislatures or courts"--Container.  1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

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Birdsong and coffee a wake up call 2007

Jeanne Fossani, Anne Macksoud, John Ankele, Michael E Zsoldos, Catalina Alcaraz, Old Dog Documentaries, Inc, and Berkeley Media

What is the connection between coffee farmers, birds and ourselves? Why are 25 million coffee farmers impoverished while we spend more for our coffee? Why are North American songbirds becoming harder and harder to find? What is the difference between Free Trade and Fair Trade? This film explores the answers to these questions and many more. We hear from experts and students, from coffee lovers and bird lovers. But most importantly, we hear from the coffee farmers themselves and learn how their lives and ours are inextricably joined in ways that we need to understand. 1 videodisc (57 min)

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Black gold 2006

Marc Francis, Nick Francis, California Newsreel (Firm), Fulcrum Productions, and Speak-it Films

"After oil, coffee is the most actively traded commodity in the world. Tracing the path of the coffee consumed each day to the farmers who produce the beans, Black Gold asks us to 'wake up and smell the coffee', to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced and to decide what we can do about it. 1 videodisc (ca. 77 min.)

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Black harvest 1992

Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson

Features a joint business venture between Joe Leahy, a wealthy mixed-race coffee plantation owner, and the Ganiga, an aboriginal tribe in Papua New Guinea. When world coffee prices collapse, the workers' wages are drastically reduced and this leads to tribal warfare. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

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Black legion c2008, 1937

Archie L Mayo, Robert Lord, Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran,  Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ann Sheridan, Warner Bros, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Turner Entertainment Co

Frank Taylor and people like him have a vision for America. It is a vision shaped by terror and fueled by fear, ignorance and hate - a nation of 'free, white, 100-percent Americans!'. 1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1435

 

Bluegrass, blackmarket 1994

Hans Luxemburger

Explores how attempts to prevent the cultivation and marketing of marijuana in eastern Kentucky have been complicated by the involvement of some local law enforcement officials in drug trafficking. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

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La Boda The wedding 2000

Hannah Weyer, Jim McKay, and Elizabeth Luis de Guerrero

Filmed in Mexico, Texas and California, this is an intimate portrait of the challenges faced by a Mexican-American migrant community presented primarily through the eyes of Elizabeth, whose wedding to Artemio concludes the documentary. 1 videocassette (54 min.)

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Bolivia coca, food of the poor 1997

Carmen Sarmiento

Among the impoverished women of Bolivia, the coca plant has a pervasive influence. While the raw leaves of the plant may provide "food" for the poor, its derivative product, cocaine, enriches those whose oppressive policies keep the women and their families at a subsistence level. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

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Brazil winning against AIDS 2001

Bruno Sorrentino and Rachel Atkins

Since Brazil started to manufacture its own HIV and AIDS drugs in 1997, the national program has halved the death rate from AIDS, prevented thousands of new patients from being hospitalized, and helped stabilize the epidemic. This program examines whether Brazil's program can be replicated in other countries. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

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Bullshit c2005

PeA Holmquist, Suzanne Khardalian, Tuomas Kantelinen, Vandana Shiva, HB PeĹ Holmquist Film, and Cinema Guild

A film about globalization, genetic engineering, bio-piracy, food, and water. Environmental activist and nuclear physicist Vandana Shiva is followed for a period of two years, from her organic farm at the foot of the Himalayas, to the World Trade Organization summit in Mexico, to a protest outside the European Patents Office in Munich. In these institutions of power, Shiva does battle with the proponents of globalization, multi-national corporations like Monsanto, an American bio-tech company manufacturing genetically modified foods (whom Shiva holds responsible for a rash of farmers' suicides) and Coca-Cola, accused of depleting and contaminating groundwater in India. From the frontlines of the war over globalization, Bullshit elucidates social and technological questions such as: Can genetically modified foods alleviate world hunger? Is it legal for corporations to patent natural crops? Can indigenous knowledge inform modern genetic engineering? (Container). 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-1513

 

Buyer be fair the promise of product certification c2006

John De Graaf, Hana Jindrova, Scott Simon, Fox Wilmar Productions, American University (Washington, D.C.), Center for Environmental Filmmaking, and Bullfrog Films, inc

Globalization of world trade seems inevitable, but could lessons learned from fair trade price certification of timber, by the Forest Stewardship Council, and coffee, by Fair Trade, be applied to other products from developing countries? 1 videocassette (57 min.)

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Capitalismo selvagem Savage capitalism  1994

Fernanda Torrers, José Mayer, Marisa Orth, André Klotzel, Djalma Limongi Batista, and Flávio R Tambellini

A romance between a reporter and a mining company executive. The romance crumbles when the executive's wife, long presumed dead, returns and drives the couple, the company and the country to the brink of a national disaster. 1 videocassette (86 min.)

MEDIA 2-6059

 

The Church of Scientology 2004

Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Tom Jarriel , ABC News, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Scientology has attracted powerful political friends and a group of glittering celebrities that includes John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Tom Cruise, and Lisa Marie Presley. What exactly is the Church of Scientology, called religion by some and cult by others? In this program, ABC News anchors Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters and correspondent Tom Jarriel delve into the controversial church's history, mission, and practices. Interviews with disciples and deserters, background on the benefits of joining and the repercussions of quitting, and footage of a Scientology "auditing session," a key form of therapy, offer a look at the provocative organization founded by L. Ron Hubbard. 1 videodisc (42 min.)

MEDIA 10-293

 

City life 2001

Steve Bradshaw

Follows Marta Suplicy, the mayor of S~ao Paulo, Brazil, as she visits schools, hospitals, favelas, and a shelter for battered women, in her quest to improve the living conditions of the city. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5904

 

CNN presents beneath the veil 2001

Leon A Harris, Saira Shah, and Cassian Harrison

A report on social and political conditions in Afghanistan in 2001. The program focuses on the harsh version of Islamic law that has been imposed on Afghanistan by the Taliban, which controls most of the country. 1 videocassette (44 min.)

MEDIA 2-5521

 

Coca Mama the war on drugs 2001

Jan Thielen

Presents national anti-drug control activities in Bolivia, Peru and Colombia. Also tells the story of the farmers who are paid by drug cartels to grow the coca and then attacked by drug patrols using fumigation planes. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-5739

 

Coffee break! 1997

J orgen Laurvig, Bent Erik Kroyer, and Fradley Garner

A documentary film during the coffee harvest on a farm near the border between Nicaragua and Honduras.  1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA 2-6033

 

The Colonel comes to Japan 1981

Explains that when an American company sets up shop abroad, special considerations must come into play, as evidenced by this chronicle of Kentucky Fried Chicken's entry into the Japanese fast-food market. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

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Commanding heights the battle for the world economy 2002

William Cran, Daniel Yergin, Joseph Stanislaw, and David Ogden Stiers

This series  explores our changing world: the new rules of the game, the winners and losers inthe clash between government and the marketplace, the great debate over the impact of globalization, and the powerful forces shaping our economy and the future of society. 3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.)

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Communication across cultures 1991

Price M Cobbs

Describes the need for employers and employees to understand differences in customs and manners and social mores in order to most effectively communicate in a business world that is involved in intercultural transactions. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

MEDIA 2-2232

 

Controlling interest the world of the multinational corporation 1978

Larry Adelman, Bruce Schmiechen, Paul Turner, Jane Aaron,  Judy Irola, and Ting Barrow

Describes the impact of profit-motivated multi-national corporations on the social and economic conditions of third-world countries (Brazil, Chile, et al.) and the United States by focusing on the corporations' exploitation of cheap labor, abundant resources and new markets. 1 videocassette (ca. 45 min.)

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Cork from Portugal 1996

Describes the processing of cork from raw stage to finished product and final shipment to countries throughout the world. 1 videocassette (11 min.)

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The corporation c2005

Mark Achbar, Bart Simpson, Jennifer Abbott , Mikela J Mikael,  Joel Bakan, Big Picture Media Corporation, TVOntario, and Zeitgeist Films

The Corporation charts the spectacular rise of the corporation as a dramatic, pervasive presence in our everyday lives. With a deft mix of humor, visual panache and seriousness, this documentary is a timely, entertaining critique of global conglomerates. 2 videodiscs (145 min.)

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Cuba va the challenge of the next generation 1993

Gail Dolgin, Judith Montell, and Vicente Franco

A controversial look at Cuba's future from the dynamic perspective of Cuban youth.  Committed socialists and disillusioned dissidents debate the merits of socialism vs capitalism, the need for changes, internal difficulties and international politics.  Interviews and debates interweave with views of Cuban youth culture. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-2266

 

The cult of the suicide bomber c2006

Robert Baer, David Batty, Kevin Toolis, Many Rivers Films, and Disinformation Company

Former CIA agent and terrorism expert Robert Baer tracks the history of suicide bombers from their origin in the Iran-Iraq war to their growing predominance in the post-9/11 world. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-1491

 

Danton 1984, 1982

Andrzej Wajda and Stanislawa Przybyszewska

Historical drama portraying the aftermath of the French Revolution.  The new Republic is in disarray, threatened by the dictatorship and "Reign of Terror" brought about by Robespierre, when Georges Danton, the popular revolutionary hero returns to Paris to plead with the people for an end to the bloodshed.  What begins as a public cause soon turns into a personal conflict between Danton and Robespierre and Robespierre subsequently has Danton arrested for treason and condemned to the guillotine. 1 videocassette (VHS) (136 min.)

MEDIA 2-231

 

Deposition, Bill Gates case, U.S.A. v. Microsoft Corp 1998

Bill Gates

Videotape deposition of Bill Gates in the Microsoft Offices in Redmond, Washington. 11 videocassettes (17 hrs., 21 min.)

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The Diamond empire  1994

Laurie Flynn, Gavin Macfadyen, and Will Lyman

Central to the diamond's role as a romantic symbol is the belief that diamonds are one of the rarest, most precious gifts for a loved one. This documentary examines how the great myth about the scarcity of diamonds and their inflated value was created and maintained over the decades by the diamond cartel. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-2827

 

Dirty business food exports to the United States 1990

Jon Silver and Don Hayward

Documents the relocation from Watsonville, California to Mexico of about four hundred food-processing jobs by Pillsbury-Green Giant and explores many impacts of agribusiness in Mexico, including environmental damage, child labor, and health problems. 1 videocassette (15 min.)

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Distress signals an investigation of global television 1991

John Walker, Tom Perlmutter, and Steve Lucas

Discusses the film and television industry . 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-2764

 

Diverted to Delhi c2002

Greg Stitt, Tiriel Mora, Australian Film Finance Corporation, Australian Film Commission, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Filmakers Library, inc

The toll-free telephone numbers used to place orders are often answered thousands of miles away by Indians trained to speak and think like Americans, or Brits or Australians. This film follows a group of university graduates through a rigorous 3-week course which they hope will prepare them for prestigious, well paying positions in these call centers. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-6381

 

Doing the right thing 2001

Hilary Sandison and Rachel Atkins

Porto Alegre  was once an ordinary, dirty, Brazilian port city. Through a direct democracy program transformation has taken place. This program traces the experiences of two women, both born in poor slum areas, who have risen through this program as neighborhood leaders. "S0024"--Pasted label on container. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5910

 

End of the rainbow 2007

Robert Nugent, Rachel Sanderson, Jean-Pierre Gibrat, Mitzi Goldman, Michel Zwecker, Looking Glass Pictures, Trans Europe Film, Australian Film Finance Corporation, ARTE France, Independent Television Service, SBS Independent, and California Newsreel (Firm)

"Examines the cultural, economic and environmental impact of a transnational gold mining operation on a remote farming community in northeastern Guinea. Our two guides, the village chief and the head engineer of the mine, illustrate in telling detail the contrasting lifestyles and worldviews of global corporations and local, pre-industrial societies. Always in the background is the military regime of president Lansana Contae, in power since 1984, which granted the concession to the company. The film asks: who benefits when foreign extractive industries are invited to develop a country's natural resources?"--Container. 1 videodisc (138 min.)

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Fast forward, 1999  1999

Alfre Woodard and Archie Baron

"As communication and business cross national boundaries as never before, global politics are increasingly driven by global economics, and the power of free markets and new technologies are transforming people's lives the world over.  But the aggressive reach of global capitalism has created new tensions and uncertainties.  Who will be the winners and losers in the New World Order?"--Container. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

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Femmes du Niger entre integrisme et democratie = Women of Niger : between fundamentalism and democracy 1993

Anne-Laure Folly

Focuses on the impact of Islamic fundamentalism on women's rights in Niger and how this clashes with the country's struggle for democracy. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

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A fistful of rice 2001

Alex Gabbay and Michael Heath

This program examines the complex causes and effects of protein energy malnutrition through the stories of people in Nepal who live with it on a daily basis. It also looks at ways of changing attitudes toward food and gender. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

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Globalization (Continued)

For a place under the heavens 2003

Sabiha Sumar, Sachithanandam Sathananthan, Philippe Avril, VIDHI Films/Unlimited, Arte (Firm), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Images Plus (Firm), Karaba Productions, Yleisradio Oy, TV1 (Television station : Johannesburg, South Africa), Radio Canada International, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Beginning with the creation of Pakistan in 1947, Sumar traces the relationship of Islam to the state in an effort to understand how women are coping with and surviving the increasing religiosity of civil and political life in her country. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

MEDIA 2-7335

 

Forgive us our debts 2004?

Karen Pascal, John Dalla Costa, William Finlay, Bullfrog Films, inc, Windborne Productions, and  Vision TV

Explores the impact of a country's indebtedness on the poorest members of society. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-1172

 

Free trade slaves c1999

Juan Salvat, Stef Soetewey, Peter Breuls, Televisió de Catalunya, Kanakna Documentary (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Film discusses free trade zones and the accompanying human problems that have arisen with human rights, exploitation of workers and environmental degradation. Filmed on location in Sri Lanka, El Salvador, Mexico and Morocco. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-6692

 

Gaza under siege 2001

Charles Stewart, Di Tatham, and Lucy Briers

This program also examines why the United Nations fails to criticize Israel's aggression and denies Palestinian statehood. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5913

 

The Giant awakes 1998

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

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The global assembly line 1986

Lorraine Gray

Examines the economic and social consequences in both industrial and developing nations of the drive in high tech industries to increase profits and reduce costs by removing production to third world countries. 1 videocassette (ca. 58 min.)

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The global dimension 2003, 2001

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

1.5 billion people in developing countries live in extreme poverty, and the living conditions for twice that number are almost as deplorable. This program investigates how both trade and financial aid are being used to help Costa Rica and other third-world nations bridge the technological divide and gain much-needed know-how so that they can improve their ways of life and prosper in the burgeoning global economy. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

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Global firms in the industrializing East 1996

Dane Hahn and Jack Leathem

Examines how Singapore has transformed itself into an economic powerhouse along the Pacific Rim. Analyses in particular the banking, electronic, telecommunication and semiconductor industries in Singapore. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

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Global firms shrinking worlds 1992

Vic Lockwood, Alison Tucker, and Sandra Clarke

Explores the global spread of the electronics industry, focusing on the use of international labor, the expansion and customization to new global markets, and the collaboration and competition with other firms worldwide. The development of the Hewlett Packard corporation is traced as an illustration of the industry's proliferation in these areas. 1 videocassette (25 min.)

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The global grassroots c2003

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Faced with increasing cuts in government aid, grassroots organizations in the industralized world are learning lessons from their counterparts in developing countries. Never having had government funding, third-world assistance programs are showing them how to implement support-free community-based initiatives. This program demonstrates how "sweat equity" and other techniques are being used to help people cope with two of the downsides of globalization: the disappearance of social safety nets and the widening gap between the world's haves and have-nots. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

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The global marketplace 2003, c2001

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

This program focuses on progressive efforts being made by businesses to unite profits and principles. Issues under consideration include the practice of social responsibility through ethical investment policies and codes of conduct, the human and environmental costs of unscrupulous manufacturing, and a renewed emphasis on good employee/employer and supplier/retailer relations. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-259

 

The global neighborhood 2003, 2001

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

This program documents the efforts of nongovernmental organizations such as Oxfam and the World Wildlife Fund to take collective action on issues of international importance, including homelessness, environmental stewardship, and equitable trade. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-261

 

Global partnerships 2003, 2001

Wilson Ruiz, Stephen Gardner, Cadec Pictures, Shoot for the Top Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

This program interviews North American and European volunteers and the people in developing countries who are receiving their humanitarian and political assistance. By living together and sharing cultural experiences, both volunteers and aid recipients are helping to bring into clearer perspective their mutual concerns about human rights violations and exploitation of the environment. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-260

 

Global village or global pillage? c2006

Edward Asner, Jeremy Brecher, Stone Soup Productions, and Cinema Guild

Examines global industrialization and how people around the world are challenging it. Features Ralph Nader, Charles Kernaghan, Thea Lee, Loretta Ross, Dennis Brutus. Based on the book of the same title. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

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Globalization is good 2005

Johan Norberg, Charlotte Metcalf, Freeform Production (Firm), Channel Four (Great Britain), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

In this program controversial writer Johan Norberg explains why he feels the globalization movement is ignorant and dangerously wrong. 1 videcassette (50 min.)

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God fights back, 1979 1999

Ben Loeterman and John Forsythe

By mid-century, modern technology and Western thought had swept religion to the margins of public life.  Since, millions have turned back to God -- and taken political action based on their religious beliefs. This video describes the growing power of religious fundamentalism in various parts of the world, including the fall of the Shah of Iran and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Iran and other Islamic countries, as well as the Christian right in the United States. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

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H2 worker 1990

Stephanie Black

Each year 10,000 Caribbean men are selectively chosen by American sugar corporations to harvest sugar cane for six months in Florida under temporary "H-2" visas.  "H-2 worker" is a film exposing the brutal, systematic exploitation of Jamaican guest workers by the Florida sugar cane industry. 1 videocassette (70 min.)

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Harvest of shame 1991

Bernard Birnbaum, Edward R Murrow, and Dan Rather

Documentary showing the degradation and exploitation of migrant farmworkers in the United States.  This broadcast led to the passage of laws protecting the worker's rights. 1 videocassette (55 min.) 1 videocassette (55 min.)

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The Havana 1/2 in

Ralf Breier, Uwe Kerksen, Gerd V Richtofen, Ian Cummings, and Jan Klingemann

Discusses the intricate process of cultivation, production, and sale of Cuban cigars through interviews with and footage of people at all of its stages from the poor Cuban workers who produce the cigars to the elite European and American connoisseurs who prize them. MEDIA 2-2467

 

The health protestors 2001

Ashley Bruce and Rachel Atkins

Frustrated doctors, health professionals, and civil rights activists from around the world met in Dhaka in December 2000 at the People's Health Assembly to draw up their demands for health care in a new People's Health Charter. This program follows the process, from a 50,000-person rally in Calcutta, to late-night drafting sessions, to the final publication of the charter on the last day of the Assembly. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

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The Holy Ghost people 1968

Blair Boyd and Peter Adair

A report on the religious fervor of a small Pentecostal congregation in West Virginia whose fundamentalist philosophy encourages the Biblical teaching of speaking in tongues, and handling serpents. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

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Holy smoke Cambodians fight tobacco 2001

Bruno Sorrentino and Angela McHale

Buddhist monks lead anti-tobacco campaign in Cambodia. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

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Huelga! 1968

Mark Jonathan Harris, Paul Herlinger, and Skeets McGrew

Documents the first 18 months of the continuing migrant labor strikes against grape growers in California's San Joaquin Valley. Describes events leading up to the strikes and the development of small unions in the area. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

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Human remains 1998

Jay Rosenblatt and John Turk

A haunting documentary which illustrates the banality of evil by creating intimate portraits of five of this century's most reviled dictators, presenting "intimate and mundane details" from the private lives of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Francisco Franco and Mao Tse-tung. There is no mention of their public lives but the horrors for which these men were responsible hovers over the film inviting the viewer to confront the nature of evil. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

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In service to America 1995

Lynne Thigpen, Paige Martinez, Sam Sills, and Sheila Curran Bernard

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.)

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In the land of plenty 1999

Susana Aikin and Carlos Aparicio

Provides a human portrait of workers at the mercy of a greedy system as it follows Mexican migrant agricultural laborers in the strawberry fields of Watsonville, California. 1 videocassette (62 min.)

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Invisible garments expensive soles c1996

Nan T Achnas, Shanty Harmayn, Television Trust for the Environment, Miles Production, and Bullfrog Films, inc

This film focuses on the impact on rural women of new large industries (including Nike) in Indonesia. 1 videocassette (11 min.)

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The invisible wall  1993

John Gaffney, Ole Alskov, and Wayne Brittenden

Presents issues of the power in food politics, roles of multi-national corporations, Third World debt, and trade barriers in fueling poverty and environmental destruction in the world's poorest countries. 1 videocassette (ca. 54 min.)

MEDIA 2-5998

 

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

 

Jesus camp c2006

Heidi E Ewing, Rachel Grady, Becky Fischer , A & E Indie Films, Magnolia Pictures (Firm), Loki Films, and Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)

"Follows Levi, Rachael, and Tory to Pastor Becky Fischer's 'Kids on Fire' summer camp in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, where kids as young as 6 years-old are taught to become dedicated soldiers in 'God's army'. The film follows these children as they hone their 'prophetic gifts' and are schooled in how to 'take back America for Christ'"--Container. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-1606

 

Jonestown mystery of a massacre 1998

Jim Hougan, Steven Connelly, Bob Harris, Bill Kurtis, A & E Home Video (Firm), New Video Group, Fulcrum (Firm), Channel Four (Great Britain), Arts and Entertainment Network, Primetime (Firm), and Kurtis Productions

Documentary about the 1978 Jonestown Massacre and Rev. Jim Jones. 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.)

MEDIA 2-6638

 

Ken Saro-Wiwa an African martyr 1996

Ken Saro-Wiwa, Maria Saro-Wiwa, Nathan Sheppard, M Johnston, and Leon Herbert

"Ken Saro-Wiwa, the celebrated Ogoni writer and political activist, was hanged in November 1995 by the Nigerian military dictatorship. Saro-Wiwa had been campaigning for the rights of Nigeria's Ogoni people, who have suffered from decades of resource exploitation by foreign oil companies and oppression by the Nigerian military government. This program tells Saro-Wiwa's story through his own words and those of his wife and features the only in-depth interview he gave before his death"--Container. 1 videocassette (23 min.)

MEDIA 2-3684

 

Keten van liefde Chain of love 2001

Marije Meerman, First Run/Icarus Films, and Dix Noonan Webb

"A film about the Philippines' second largest export product-- maternal love-- and how this export affects the women involved, their families in the Philippines, and families in the West"--Container. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-7212

 

Khamosh pani Silent waters 2004

Sabiha Sumar, Sachithanandam Sathananthan, Paromita Vohra, Kiron Kher, Aamir Ali Malik, Arshad Mahmud, Vidhi Films, and First Run/Icarus Films

It is 1979 and Pakistan is embracing nationalism through its Islamic identity. Widowed Ayesha lives in Charkhi, Punjab with her son Saleem, who joins a group of fundamentalists. When a group of Sikh pilgrims come to town, the family's faith comes into question. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-661

 

King for a day c2001

R Joshi, Alex Gabbay, Bullfrog Films, inc, and Barefoot Films

A satire on globalization and its implications for the citizens of developing nations. Presented as the diary of a cynical Bangladeshi journalist who follows the arrangements for the arrival of President Bill Clinton in March 2000. 1 videocassette (34 min.)

MEDIA 2-6464

 

Knock off die rache am logo 2004

Katharina Weingartner, Anette Baldauf, Knock Off Productions, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Arte (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

"A reflection on branding and globalization, framed by a journey up the world's longest shopping strip, Broadway in New York City, a veritable meridian of counterfeit selling... Documents an underground economy of people who resist the globalized culture of brands, by using the science of branding against itself" . 1 videodisc (44 min.)

MEDIA 10-1828

 

Leaving home 199-?

Patrice O'Neill, Rhian Miller, and Ned Beatty

Examines the Mexico-U.S. Free Trade Agreement by looking at how workers on both sides of the border have been affected by the maquiladora program. Economists, free trade advocates, and Latino community leaders debate on the future of free trade. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-2188

 

Life 2004

Luke Gawin, Dick Bower, Television Trust for the Environment, and Bullfrog Films, inc

A 27-part series about global efforts to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals. In September 2000 world leaders attending the United Nations Millennium Summit in New York took stock of the gross inequalities in human development worldwide, and declared "their collective responsibility to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity at the global level." They set out a series of eight goals for halving extreme poverty in the world by 2015, to be known as the Millennium Development Goals. TVE's new series of Life explores what the goals are, why they matter -- and what now are the prospects for achieving the by 2015, in the current geo-political climate and a post 9/11 world. 27 videocassettes (27 min. each)

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Life and debt 2001

Stephanie Black, Jamaica Kincaid, and Belinda Becker

Set in Jamaica, this film is a case study of how contemporary free trade policies and global financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and World Trade Organization affect the economies of developing nations. 1 videocassette (86 min.)

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Lines in the dust 2001

Lucinda Broadbent, Cassandra McGrogan, and Annie George

Discusses revolutionary programs in Northern Ghana and India, where gender roles are challenged and illiterate adults are educated. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5923

 

The long march 2001

John D Liu and Rachel Atkins

This program tells the story of Chengdu: In 256 B.C., the Dujiangyan Irrigation System was built, channeling the Min River through Chengdu in what is still seen as a triumph of hydraulic engineering. The irrigation system was neglected and abused during the industrial development of the 1970's, resulting in massive pollution and floods. Today, Chengdu's government has succeeded in reversing the damage, turning an urban nightmare into a model of modern-day planning. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA 2-5905

 

Looking for perestroika 1990

Marian Marzynski

Mikhail Gorbachev has made perestroika, the reconstruction, a test of his leadership.  Recognizing that the Soviet economy was in a shambles, he launched his plan to modernize the system by curbing central planners and introducing a touch of capitalism.  Is it working?  To find out, we visit a coal mine, a State farm, a hugh industrial plant, a private enterprise in the construction industry, and the economic ministry in the Kremlin. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1007

 

Macprofit 1989

Peter W Heller and Phillip Hinton

Examines the largest companies on the international fast food market, including the development of their corporate ideology and manufacturing processes in the past thirty years. 1 videocassette (66 min.)

MEDIA 2-5432

 

Maid to stay c2000

Aparna Talaulicar, Newsreel (Firm), and New School University

Profiles four South Asian women who have been domestic workers in New York City. The women are unhappy in the United States and have been treated badly by their employers, but choose to remain in exploitative and abusive situations because their families in South Asia depend on them for economic support. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

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Manufacturing miracles 1987

Alex Gibney, Christopher Fryman, Peter Coyote, and Beth Spiegel

Examines the labor-management practices of Mazda Motor Corp. as a model of the Japanese approach to management. Shows their comprehensive training programs, reassignment of assemblers rather than layoffs, and their nurturing of a flexible and resourceful workforce. 1 videocassette (32 min.)

MEDIA 2-2635

 

Mass media in society 2002

David P Stone, David Hartley, Geoffrey Rubinstein, Jones International, Ltd, McGraw-Hill Companies, College Division, Knowledge TV (Television network), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

"The world is quickly becoming saturated with information, entertainment, and advertisements.  In this program, academic and industry experts examine the globalization of information exchange, the way in which it has altered the social distance between nations and individuals, and the future of mass media.  In the U.S., viewers watch an average of 4.5 hours per day of television, willingly lending their eyes and ears to advertisers.  However, the 1990s have seen a growing fragmentation of America into demographically segmented audiences, driven by niche programming and narrow-interest advertising.  The enthusiasm for interactive communication is growing, spurred on by the desire for news and entertainment tailored and delivered on demand and the possibilities of one-to-one marketing. Is the concept of mass media on the verge of extinction?"--Container. 1 videodisc (28 min.)

MEDIA 10-276

 

A matter of life and breath c1999

Eli Kabillio, National Film Network, and Mad Dog Films, Inc

A matter of life and breath explores the rebirthing movement and its charismatic founder and leader Leonard Orr. Viewed by many as a dangerous cult, this documentary shares both thoughts. 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-919

 

Mean things happening 1993

Dante J James, Joe Morton, and Steve Fayer 

In the American democracy of the 1930's two visions of liberty collided as working men and women battled landowners and factory managers for the right to join a union. On the tenant farms and in the steel favtories working peoplw asserted their citizenship in the midst of great economic turmoil and a tide of government reform. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

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Memories of Paradise c2003

Sonia Goldenberg, Josae Watanabe, Tramas (Firm), and Filmakers Library, inc

After an earthquake in the 1970s buried the city of Yungay, Peru, the survivors were given government aid to settle a new town in the jungle, which they called Paraaiso or Paradise. In the beginning, the peasants grew corn, coffee and other crops. When the economic aid ended, the residents successfully turned to coca cultivation. This attracted drug lords and then Shining Path Maoists. This then led to great violence which prompted the government to launch a full-scale assault on the Maoists. Paradise was destroyed and the residents were forced to flee, but now the original settlers are starting to come back to rebuild. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-7832

 

The miller's tale bread is life 2001

Emily Marlow and Steve Bradshaw

Iron deficiency anemia is the most widespread nutritional disorder in the world, affecting more than two billion people. This program looks at the efforts to introduce fortified flour in Yemen and Egypt, two of the most affected countries. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5918

 

Missing out 2001

Di Tatham and Angela McHale

This program follows two traditional birth attendants as they try to persuade women to take iron folate supplements and visit hospitals. It also looks at what could happen when donors pull out of distribution programs. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5920

 

Modern heroes, modern slaves 1997

Marie Boti, Malcolm Guy, Michelle Smith, and Lynne Adams

Shows the human and sometimes tragic side of the overseas contract worker from the Philippines, where each day, thousands of women leave to seek work as domestics in more prosperous places. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

MEDIA 2-6023

Globalization (Continued)

Money for nothing behind the bu$ine$$ of pop mu$ic 2001

Kembrew McLeod and Thurston Moore

Interviews with Chuck D, Ani DiFranco, Michael Franti, Kathleen Hanna, Reebee Garofalo, Dave Marsh, Robert W. McChesney. Explains how popular music is produced and marketed and offers an accessible critique of the current state of popular music. Examines the shrinking number of record companies, the centralization of radio station ownership, and the increasing integration of popular music into the advertising and commercial aspects of the consumer market. Also discusses independent bands and record labels. 1 videodisc (78 min)

MEDIA 10-132

 

My Hanoi personal reflections by Thuy Linh 2001

Thu Nguy ên, Thuy Linh Tran, and Eleanor David

This program tours rapidly urbanizing Hanoi, and looks at the effect on citizens and culture. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5922

 

My mother built this house 2001

Toni Strasburg, Steven Markovitz, and Malefane Mosuhli

Government programs are building houses for these homeless, but it is a slow process. This program looks at the difference the South African Homeless People's Federation is making. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5911

 

Networking the nerds 1998

Stephen Segaller and Robert X Cringely

Part one of a three-part series in which Bob Cringely, a self- proclaimed nerd and industry gossip columnist, leads viewers in an examination of the exciting industry known as the Internet. This episode tells of the beginning of the industry, which was in large part a reaction to the Russian leap of technology resulting in Sputnik. The new agency ARPA was created to link computers at universities across the nation, and was operational in only nine months. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-3965

 

The new rulers of the world a special report 2001

John Pilger and Alan Lowery

John Pilfer looks at how globalization has increased the gap between the very rich and the very poor.  In particular he looks at Indonesia as an example of how globalization and corrupt government has thrown millions of people into poverty and how multinational corporations support the abuse of these poor workers in sweatshops. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

MEDIA 2-5929

 

No logo brands, globalization, resistance c2003

Naomi Klein, Sut Jhally, Loretta Alper, Kelly Garner, Naomi Klein, and Media Education Foundation

Using hundreds of media examples, No Logo shows how the commercial takeover of public space, destruction of consumer choice, and replacement of real jobs with temporary work (the dynamics of corporate globalization) impact everyone, everywhere. It also draws attention to the resistance arising globally to challenge the hegemony of brands. 1 DVD (42 min. +  min. additional footage)

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Not for sale 2002

Mark Allen Dworkin, Shelley Hartle, Melissa Young, Vandana Shiva, Anuradha Mittal, and Debra Harry

This documentary explores some little-known aspects of global trade agreements. Patents and other intellectual property rights are expanding what corporations can own and control -- from machines to knowledge and even living creatures. What does this mean for the environment, the food supply and human rights? This film looks at farmers, indigenous people, and global justice activists who oppose patents on life and advocate for a world where life is not a commodity but something to be treasured. 1 videocassette (ca. 32 min.)

MEDIA 2-5928

 

Onward Christian soldiers 1995

Freke Vuijst and Daniel Klein

"Traces the phenomenal growth and influence of the Christian Right, not only on American politics and diplomacy, but also on American culture ... presents a convincing picture of how the Religious Right threatens democracy in America.". 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-5730

 

An ordinary person's guide to empire  c2004

Ms. Roy talks about her book, An ordinary person's guide to empire. Topics include the recent elections in India, war in Iraq, neoliberalism and the role of non-governmental organizations. She criticizes President George Bush's foreign policy. Following her remarks, Ms. Roy answers questions from members of the audience. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-360

 

The other side El otro lado 2001

Christopher Walker and Lucy Briers

Examines the devastating impact of Mexican-United States migration. This program looks at villagers who strive to ensure that their children will no longer have to migrate to have a better life. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5917

 

The other side of the fence 1993

Lynn Estomin and O'Brien Nancy

Lynn Estomin interviews Nancy O'Brien about O'Brien's role in a pro-life-movement group that demonstrated outside Cincinnati Planned Parenthood clinics. O'Brien says the black-and-white view of life she held as a pro-life activist changed when her group supported her husband during their divorce, and she now questions her former certainties. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5735

 

Ouvričres du monde = Working women of the world 2000

Marie France Collard

Focusing on Levi Strauss & Co., this film follows the relocation of garment production from Western countries to nations such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

MEDIA 2-6212

 

Paradise domain 2001

Joost De Haas and Steve Bradshaw

A tiny nation in the South Pacific, Tuvalu and its people suffer from underdevelopment and a lack of jobs. Tuvala had one valuable asset: its coveted domain name, dotTV. In 1999, the prime minister sold the name to an American dot.com company in exchange for several million dollars and access to the wired world. Now it is difficult to determine who is reaping the benefits--the Tuvalu islanders or the United States corporation. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5908

 

La Patagonia rebelde Rebellion in Patagonia 198-?

Osvaldo Bayer, Fernando Ayala, Hector Olivera, Luis Brandoni, Federico Luppi, Pepe Soriano, and Héctor Alterio

Film based on actual historical events involving the brutal military suppression of a series of strikes by rural workers in the southernmost province of Argentina in the early 1920's. 1 videocassette (107 min.)

MEDIA 2-2812

 

Patently obvious 2001

Ashley Bruce and Rachel Atkins

In the Indian state of Gujarat, Professor Anil Gupta travels from village to village seeking out grassroots inventors and helping them document their work and protect it with patents. Gupta's work not only helps these traditional knowledge keepers earn more money, but also allows them to earn respect and interest from the next generation. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5916

 

Pavements of gold 2001

Steve Bradshaw and Steve Bradshaw

Urban poverty is one of the largest problems facing the world in the 21st century. Looking at Lima, Peru, this program examines the enduring magnetism of big cities and asks whether the migrants who have moved here now feel that city life is the answer to their dreams. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

MEDIA 2-5909

 

Paying the price 2001

Toni Strasburg, Steven Markowitz, Platon Trakoshis, and Hakeem Kae-Kazim

This program examines the history of AIDS treatment in Africa. It details Uganda's success with a UN-sponsored program of price reduction and medical education, and South Africa's refusal to begin a national AIDS treatment program. It also looks at the success of smaller local programs that are bringing hope for the future to many infected Africans. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5924

 

Persepolis 2008

Marc-Antoine Robert,  Xavier Rigault, Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Marjane Satrapi, 2.4.7. Films, France 3 cinaema (Firm), Kennedy/Marshall Company, Franche Connection Animations (Firm), Diaphana (Firm), Celluloid Dreams (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Sofica Soficinema (Firm), Sofica Europacorp (Firm), Centre national de la cinaematographie (France), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane "Marji" Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji as she finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-1619

 

The Prize the epic quest for oil, money & power 1992

Donald Sutherland and William Cran

A panoramic history of the largest, riskiest, most lucrative industry in the world--oil. 4 videocassettes (120 min. ea.)

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Profits and interest: where is the best return? ; Reducing poverty: what have we done? ; Public goods and responsibilities: how far should we go? ; Exchange rates: what in the world is a dollar worth? 1985

David Schoumacher, Richard T Gill, Frank Phillippi, Louis Barbash, Arlen J Slobodow, and Lyn Goldfarb

Lesson 23: Profits and interest: where is the best return? Explains the economic reasons for payments of interest and normal profits. Defines the causes of windfall profits. Lesson 24: Reducing poverty: what have we done? Examines the causes of income inequality and analyzes government policies to reduce poverty. Lesson 26: Public goods and responsibilities: how far should we go? Defines public goods and shows that a perfectly competitive market will not automatically result in the production of the proper amount of goods. Lesson 28: Exchange rates: what in the world is a dollar worth? Shows the effect of exchange rates on trade, domestic economic growth, and inflation. 1 videocassette (ca. 118 min.)

MEDIA 2-460

 

Profits and promises new markets, new challenges 1995

Charles J Ogletree, Tim Russert, Barbara Margolis, Fred W Friendly, and Mark Ganguzza

This program looks at the ethical challenges facing major corporations from America, Germany and Japan as they seek to expand into the lesser developed areas of the world. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

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Reflections on a global screen 1996

Eleanor Morris and Dane Hahn

Globalization of the media: Does it lead to homogenized culture or encourage the spread of diverse cultures? Examines the social impact of television programming which is broadcast simultaneously and instantaneously around the world and examines the future of communication technology. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA 2-5753

 

Rich world, poor women c2003

Bill D Moyers, Sherry Jones, Mark Ganguzza , Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and PBS Home Video

Examines the female face of poverty in three segments. The first segment, Women's Word, delves into the world of laborers in Thailand. In Broken Promises, the second segment, NOW travels to Senegal and inside a seemingly inescapable cycle of poverty. In the final segment Bill Moyers interviws Dr. Vandana Shiva, who travels the world challenging the rules of globalization. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-7764

 

Saudi solutions c2006

Bregtje M Van der Haak, VPRO Backlight (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

Profiles several professional Saudi women in order to understand what it means to be a modern woman in a fundamentalist Islamic society. 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-1292

 

Scanning television 1997, 1996

John J Pungente and Gary Marcuse

Each video exposes different aspects of the mass-media: the roles and responsibilities of media;issues of persuasion in media; ways of creating separate worlds in the pursuit of marketing products and services; and interactive forms of media, how new technologies may influence the evolution of society. 4 videocassettes (251 min.)

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Secrets of Silicon Valley 2001

Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman

The film chronicles the lives of two young activists, Magda Escobar and Raj Jayadev, grappling with rapid social change and the meaning of globalization on their own doorsteps. Presents an illuminating view into the hidden world of high tech sweatshops and a critical look at the social impact of the new millenium's high technology. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5671

 

Ships of shame 1999?

Poul-Erik Heilbuth, Hans Bülow, and Dorthe Vest Andersen

The focus of this video is on India, where thousands of workers are risking their lives breaking up the ships the West has discarded. 1 videocassette (54 min.)

MEDIA 2-6021

 

Shocking and awful c2004

Deep Dish TV Network

Twelve programs (28 min. each) presenting an independent viewpoint of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. 3 videodiscs (336 min.)

MEDIA 10-765

 

Southbound 1996, 1995

Doug Hawes-Davis

Documents a quiet move in recent years by multi-national wood products companies from the heavily logged National forests in the Pacific Northwest to the mostly privately owned, recovering forest of the southeastern U.S.  Examines the controversy surrounding high-capacity chip mills as the companies race to feed the impact of global demand for paper and lumber . 1 videocassette (47 min.)

MEDIA 2-3401

 

The spectre of hope c2001

Sebastiăo Salgado, John Berger, Paul Carlin, Paula Jalfon, Colin MacCabe, Adam Simon, Minerva Pictures (Firm), Amazonas Images, First Run/Icarus Films, and West Glen Films

Noted Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado and art critic John Berger pore over Salgado's photographic collection "Migrations," six years and 43 countries in the making (ranging across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America). "Migrations" contains photographs of people pushed from their homes and traditions to cities and their margins -- slums and refugee camps. Their intimate conversation, intercut with photographs from "Migrations," combines a discussion of Salgado's work with their critique of globalization, creating a wide-ranging investigation of the power of the image. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-7773

 

Die stille nach dem schuss The legends of Rita 2001

Volker Schlöndorff, Friedrich-Carl Wachs, Arthur Hofer, Emmo Lempert, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Bibiana Beglau, Martin Wuttke, and Nadja Uhl

This political thriller, set in the final years of the Cold War, recounts the struggles of a young West German woman member of a terrorist group (loosely based on the real Baader-Meinhof gang). When the group disbands, she goes into hiding with an invented identity in East Germany. She struggles with the realities of a Communist state while keeping the distant ideal of socialism. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-98

 

Stolen childhoods c2004

Len Morris, Georgia Morris, Mark Jonathan Harris, Meryl Streep, Galen Films, Romano Productions, and South Carolina Educational Television Network

A feature length documentary on child labor. Filmed in seven countries: Brazil, India, the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Kenya and Nepal, stolen childhoods examines the cost of child labor to the global community, probes the causes of this complex phenomenon and recommends actions that can be taken to eliminate this human rights violation in our lifetime. 1 videocassette (1 hr, 26 min.)

MEDIA 2-7202

 

Stop the traffick 2001

Emily Marlow and Michael Heath

Children as young as 10 years old are trafficked into cities from rural areas to become sex workers or trafficked out to Thailand to work as beggars, domestic laborers, or laborers on construction sites. This program examines the trade and new efforts by the International Labor Organization and local groups to rescue the children and stop the traffic. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5921

 

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

 

T-shirt travels the story of secondhand clothes & third world debt 2001

Shantha Bloemen and Robert O'Gorman

A comprehensive program about Third World debt and secondhand clothes. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-6027

 

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

 

Terror and counter-terror can democracy survive? 1995

Julian Pettifer

This program looks at the economic, political, and military pressures on a government menaced by terrorism. The government is Peru's and the terrorists are among the most determined, ruthless, and enigmatic of Latin American insurgents, the Sendero Luminoso. The program show how Sendero, which uses both urban terror and rural guerrilla tactics, has brought Peru's shaky democracy to the point of collapse; and as Sendero has gained in strength, democratic values have been jettisoned as the country is caught in a vicious cycle of terror and counter-terror. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-5579

 

Theeviravaathi The Terrorist 2000

Sri Rama, Abhijit Joshi, Shree Prasad, Santosh Sivan, Ravi Deshpande, Vijay Deveshwar, Ayesha Dharker, Vishnu Vardhan, Bhanu Prakash, and K Krishna

In a story inspired by the events surrounding the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi, a suicide bomber examines her emotions and finds herself in a psychological divide as she contemplates her future. 1 videodisc (95 mins.)

MEDIA 10-84

 

This is what democracy looks like 2000

Jill Freidberg, Rick Rowley, Michael Franti, and Susan Sarandon

Composed of film segments shot by over 100 media activists during the 1999 World Trade Organization's Ministerial meeting in Seattle when human rights activists, environmentalists, indigenous people, labor activists, fair trade proponents, people of faith, union workers, farmers, students and teachers from more than 700 organizations took to the streets to protest against the meeting. 1 videocassette (67 min.)

MEDIA 2-671

 

Thomas L. Friedman reporting the other side of outsourcing c2004

Thomas L Friedman, Ken Levis, Discovery Channel (Firm), and Discovery Communications, Inc

"What happens when the demands of the global economy with all of its excess baggage of Westernizing forces collide with the deeply held traditions of an age-old culture like India's?  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas L. Friedman heads to the heart of the conflict and examines how this clash of cultures is affecting the everyday lives of Indian workers, many of them young people, who are caught in the middle. Learn how this noble, proud society is coping with a struggle unlike any it's ever faced: balancing the desire to benefit from the opportunities offered by the new world market with internal efforts to protect their cultural heritage from the eroding influence of American values."--Web site. 1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.)

MEDIA 10-341

 

Together against violence 2001

Cynthia Wilmot, Hilary Nicholson, and Gayatri Persad

In Bennetlands, a ghetto community in the heart of Kingston, Jamaica, rival gangs began a war over the main street.  When a gang leader was shot outside the health clinic, the community decided to change things and work together to restore a sense of community and peace in the neighborhood. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA 2-5907

 

Trade secrets a Moyers report 2001

Bill D Moyers and Sherry Jones

This documentary exposes the 40 year history of the American chemical industry's supression of information regarding the threats to public health by synthetic chemicals being introduced into the environment at all levels. Addresses the danger to public health by the continued use of approximately 9000 of the 15,000 mass produced chemical substances that have never undergone toxicological study in the United States.  Followed by a panel discussion moderated by Moyers including industry spokesmen and both environmental and medical experts. 1 videocassette (ca. 120 min.)

MEDIA 2-5697

 

Trading 1991

Nigel Houghton, Patrick Lui, Anthony Quayle, and Mike Chinoy

Joint ventures between China and foreign companies are transforming communists into capitalist entrepreneurs and consumers, and accelerating Western influence in cities. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-2330

 

Triumph of the nerds an irreverent history of the PC industry 1996

Robert X Cringely, John Gau, Stephen Segaller, and Paul Sen

Covers the pioneering years of the PC revolution during the mid-1970's in Silicon Valley (vol. 1).  Explains how the PC industry came of age in the 1980's.  Interviews Steve Jobs who co-founded Apple Computer and Bill Gates of Microsoft (vol. 2).  Looks at changes in the PC industry during the 1990's and their impact on the future.  Discusses the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the Internet (vol. 3). 3 videocassettes (165 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2885 cassette 1 2-2886 cassette 2 2-2887 cassette 3

 

La vida es una sola You only live once  199-

Marianne Eyde, Alonso Alegría, Milagros del Carpio, Juliat Zambrano, Aristoteles Picho, Rosa Maria Olortegui, Kusi Films, and Latin American Video Archives

Portrays a village in the Peruvian Andes that is caught between the tyrannies of the terrorist group, Sendero Luminoso, and the Peruvian military. Acted by indigenous people from the region. 1 videocassette (84 min.)

MEDIA 2-7229

 

View from a grain of sand three women, three wars : stories of survival from Afghanistan c2006

Meena Nanji, Amie S Williams, Andrew Hagan , Ecesis Films, and New Day Films

Shot over a three-year period in the refugee camps of north-western Pakistan and in the war-torn city of Kabul, three women's personal stories are portrayed within the larger context of international interference, war, and the rise of religious fundamentalists in Afghanistan. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-1414

 

Waco the rules of engagement c2003

William Gazecki, Dan Gifford, Michael McNulty, Rich La Brie, Rick Nyburg, David L Hamilton, SomFord Entertainment (Firm), Fifth Estate Productions, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

A documentary film about the series of events that occurred outside Waco, Texas in April 1993 in which 4 federal agents were killed along with 86 men, women and children of the Branch Davidian compound. 1 videodisc (136 min.)

MEDIA 10-1778

 

Waiting to go 2001

Charles Stewart, Di Tatham, and Lucy Briers

This program follows a Palestinian doctor working in the PLO-funded Haifa hospital in Burj el-Barajneh refugee camp, Beirut. She earns $200 per month and she is forbidden in any Lebanese hospital. Other refugees with degrees are allowed to pick oranges, but none are allowed to rebuild their houses. Those who can get out do, but all hope to one day return to their villages in Palestine. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5914

 

We are driven 1983

1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-388

 

We are not your monkeys 1998?

Anand Patwardhan

We are not your monkeys: Short film of song offering the dalit (lower caste) perspective on the Ramayana version of Indic history and the caste system. Occupation, millworker: Textile mills, once the foundation of Bombay's economy, now find it difficult to survive in a changing economic climate. This documentary examines the struggle by millworkers to reopen a mill in 1992 after a four-year lockout by management. 1 videocassette

MEDIA 2-3696

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We feed the world 2007?

Erwin Wagenhofer, Helmut Grasser, Jean Ziegler, Peter Brabeck, Karl Otrok, Allegro Film (Firm), and Bullfrog Films, inc

Vividly reveals the dysfunctionality of the industrialized world food system and shows what world hunger has to do with us. Includes interviews with fishermen, farmers and drivers, as well as Jean Ziegler of the UN, Karl Otrok of seed manufacturer Pioneer, and Peter Brabeck of Nestle International. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-1141

 

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

 

What in the world?: Guatemala c2005

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

Owners of small coffee farms and members of the coffee cooperative Manos Campesinas are interviewed in this documentary about coffee production in Guatemala. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

MEDIA 2-7128

 

When Mother comes home for Christmas-- 1995

Nilita Vachani, Vangelis Kalambakas, and Ross Daly

Josephine is a migrant worker from Sri Lanka appointed to take full time care of little Isadora in Greece. Josephine's own children are left to a less fortunate fate in the home country. After an absence of 8 years, Josephine travels to Sri Lanka to visit her children for a month and the camera captures the complicated feelings of loss and longing that are the inevitable companions to this transitory union. 1 videocassette (109 min.)

MEDIA 2-5499

 

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

Terre Nash, Kent Martin, and Marilyn Waring

A rich biography of ideas in which Marilyn Waring maps out an alternative economic vision while demystifying the language of economics, its elitist stance, and our compliance with political agendas that masquerade as objective economic policy. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

MEDIA 2-3076

 

Winners and losers  1992

Linda Garmon, Peter Frumkin, and Judy Katz 

The global economy has produced big winners in the clothing industry; there are losers too.  The United States once counted on manufacturing most of the clothes Americans wore, but half of that business is now in the hands of low-wage third world countries.  Consequently, many American manufacturers struggle, while many Americans have lost their jobs. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-2272

 

Wiring the world 1998

Stephen Segaller and Robert X Cringely

Part three of a three-part series in which Bob Cringely, a self- proclaimed nerd and industry gossip columnist, leads viewers in an examination of the exciting industry known as the Internet. This episode begins with a visit to Excite, a typical Silicon Valley entrepreneurial adventure, and goes on to explore the development and refinement of the World Wide Web. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-3967

 

Witches in exile 2005

Allison Berg, Satellite Pictures (Firm), and California Newsreel (Firm)

Belief in witchcraft continues to terrorize women. This film introduces us to five women who have taken refuge in the Kukuo witches' camp and who represent a cross section of the 'witch' population of Northern Ghana today. 1 videocassette (ca. 78 min.)

MEDIA 2-7465

 

With God on our side the rise of the Religious Right in America: Early crusades, 1950-1968 c1996

Calvin Skaggs, David Van Taylor, Bennett L Singer, Jerret Engle, Cliff Robertson, William C Martin, Lumiere Productions, Blackwell Corporation (Washington, D.C.), PBS Video, South Carolina Educational Television Network, and Independent Television Service

Using documentary footage and current interviews, these videos chronicle the involvement of conservative, primarily Protestant, Christians in political and social issues. 6 videocassettes (ca. 60 min. each)

MEDIA 2-6652  to  2-6657 cassettes 1 - 6

 

Zafra la historia de la industria azucarera en Puerto Rico 2000

Luis Molina Casanova, Marino Guastella Ruíz, Jesse Calderón, and Francisco Moscoso

Traces the economic history of Puerto Rico in the sugar plantations, and the closing of the last one in 1990. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-6224

Globalization - New This Year

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