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Videos on Global Conditions: Extremist Ideologies

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

Extremist Ideologies DVDs

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

 

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.)

MEDIA 10-215

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Extremist Ideologies

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

 

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.)

MEDIA 10-215

 

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.)

MEDIA 2-820

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.)

MEDIA 2-3880

 

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

 

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.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-4203a 2-5637

 

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.)

MEDIA 2-1317

 

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.)

MEDIA 2-5238

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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