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Videos on Global Conditions: Genocide

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

Genocide DVDs

The dilemma of the White Ant c2008

Caroline Pare, Steve Bradshaw, Esther Acan , Television Trust for the Environment, and Bullfrog Films

Esther Acan pushes for justice against Dominic Ongwen (aka: the White Ant), the Lord's Resistance Army lieutenant who ordered the killing of her husband and children.  Acan files war crimes charges against Ongwen in the International Criminal Court at the Hague, which upsets many who favor reconciliation.  The situation is complicated further by the fact that Ongwen is a victim of war crimes himself, as he was kidnapped and forced to serve as a child soldier in the LRA. 1 videodisc (26 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2755

 

Enemies of the people a personal journey into the heart of the killing fields c2009

Robert Lemkin, Thet Sambath, Mike Wang, Sandra Whipham, and Old Street Films

The men and women who perpetrated the Cambodian killing fields massacres ... from the foot soldiers who slit throats to the party's ideological leader, Nuon Chea, aka Brother Number Two, ... break a 30-year silence to give testimony never before heard or seen.  Unprecedented access from top to bottom of the Khmer Rouge has been achieved through a decade of work by one of Cambodia's top investigative journalists, Thet Sambath. 1 videodisc (94 min.) :

MEDIA  DANA 10-3800           507

 

Ghosts of Rwanda c2004

Greg Barker, British Broadcasting Corporation, Silverbridge Productions, and PBS Video

Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers, and survivors, this documentary examines the state-sponsored genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Explores the reasons why the international community and the United States did not intervene as Hutu extremists killed some 800,000 Tutsis. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA 10-492

 

A good man in hell General Roméo Dallaire and the Rwanda genocide c2003

In 1994, Canadian General Roméo Dallaire, commander of the UN Mission in Rwanda, warned of possible mass murder of the Tutsi minority by Hutus. Unheeded by UN officials, nearly all of his troops were withdrawn and his warning became a reality.  General Dallaire shared his experience and reflected on a genocide that he could not stop and cannot forget. 1 videodisc (13 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3816

 

Granito a story in three parts Gen. Efra©Un R©Uos Montt was a military leader in Guatemala during the early 1980s. He was responsible for over 200,000 deaths of Mayans. The filmmaker Pamela Yates was making the documentary "When the mountains tremble" there at the time, and her film was later entered as evidence by lead counsel Almudena Bernabeu during the genocide trials of seven Guatemalan military officials. This film tells the story of five main characters whose destinies collided in the Guatemala of 1982. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-5437

 

In Rwanda we say-- the family that does not speak dies c2004

Anne Aghion, Laurent Bocahut, Dominant 7 (Firm), and Gacaca Productions

"Over several years filmaker Anne Aghion traveled to rural Rwanda, to chart the progress of its ethnic reconciliation programs. This film continues her quest to learn how the human spirit survives the traumatic effects of the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority, which claimed 800,000 lives in 100 days.". 1 videodisc (54 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3137

 

Keepers of memory c2005

Eric Kabera, James Seligman, Fahnlohnee R Harris, Yrneh Brown, Link Media Production, Vivid Features, and Choices, Inc

Through eyewitness accounts and gripping footage, acclaimed director Eric Kabera takes a heartfelt look at the 1994 Rwandan genocide, its survivors, the memorials created in the victims' honor, and those who keep the memories alive. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-892

 

The last survivor 2012?

A documentary that explores the idea of genocide in the 21st century.  Following the lives of survivors of four different genocides (The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo), the film presents the stories of survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate and inspire a civic response to mass atrocity crimes. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-4690

 

My neighbor, my killer c2009

Anne Aghion and Gacaca Productions

A film of the Gacaca Tribunals, open-air hearings with citizen-judges meant to try their neighbors and rebuild the nation. As part of this experiment in reconciliation, confessed genocide killers were sent home from prison, while traumatized survivors were asked to forgive them and resume living side-by-side. Anne Aghion charts the impact of Gacaca on survivors and perpetrators alike. Through their fear and anger, accusations and defenses, blurry truths, inconsolable sadness, and hope for life renewed, she captures the emotional journey to coexistence. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1554

 

Orhan Pamuk 2007?

David Hardaker, Ian Altschwager, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Filmakers Library, inc

Orhan Pamuk, Turkey's best-known modern novelist and winner of the Nobel prize in 2006, became a pariah overnight for speaking out about the Turkish role in Armenian genocide. 1 videodisc (20 min.)

MEDIA 10-1773

 

Primo Levi's journey c2008

Davide Ferrario, Marco Belpoliti, Chris Cooper, Rossofuoco (Firm), RAI Cinema (Firm), Italy, Ministero per i beni culturali e ambientali, European Union, Media Programme, Cinema Guild, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Follows the writer Primo Levi on his thousand-mile journey to his home in Turin, Italy after being liberated from the Auschwitz concentration camp. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-1978

 

Prosecutor 2011

"The first main prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo indicted people who were accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes as defined in international treaties. Prosecutor follows Moreno-Ocampo during his first trial against Congolese army leader Thomas Lubanga, accused of war crimes. The film retraces the history of the controversial Criminal Court and sheds light on the international criticism and problems that a prosecutor without any police power has to face."--Web. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-4157

 

Pushing the elephant 2010

Rose Mapendo, Beth Davenport, Elizabeth Mandel, Katy Chevigny, Angela Tucker, Arts Engine, Inc, Big Mouth Productions, Independent Television Service, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"Pushing the Elephant tells the extraordinary story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated by civil war. In the late 1990s, Rose Mapendo lost everything to the violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo. She emerged from the suffering advocating peace and reconciliation. But after helping numerous victims to rebuild their lives, there is one person Rose must still teach to forgive - her daughter Nangabire."--Imdb.com. 1 videodisc (83 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3348

 

Ravished Armenia p2009

Richard Diran Kloian, Aurora Mardiganian, Aurora Mardiganian, Heritage Publishing, Armenian Genocide Resource Center , American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, and National Motion Picture Committee

Dramatizes the Ottoman Empire's massacre and deportation of the Armenian population that began in April, 1915. 1 videodisc (ca. 20 min.)

MEDIA 10-1714

 

Refuge a film about Darfur c2008

Alexandre Trudeau, Jonathan Pedneault, Juju Films, and Media Education Foundation

"In this alternately enraging and heartbreaking documentary filmmakers travel to Darfur to try to make sense of reports of genocide in the region. Making their way clandestinely with a group of rebels into the heart of the Sudanese war zone, they chronicle stories of unfathomable human despair and courage: NGOs struggling to get food to the starving, refugees fighting for water, waves of people battered by civil war and incomprehensible violence stumbling into camps on the edge of survival."--Container. 1 videodisc (52 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2263

 

The river ran red c2009

A search for survivors of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 along the Euphrates River. 1 videodisc (59 min.)

MEDIA 10-4374

 

Sometimes in April c2005

Raoul Peck, Daniel Delume, Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete, Oris Erhuero, Fraser James, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga, Cleophas Kabasiita, Noah Emmerich, Debra Winger, Velvet Film GmbH, Yolo Films, and HBO Films

Based on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, where over the course of 100 days an estimated 800,000 people were killed in a terrifying purge by Hutu nationalists against their Tutsi countrymen. 1 videodisc (ca. 140 min.)

MEDIA 10-425

 

Srebrenica looking for justice 2007?

Amanda Feldon, Television Trust for the Environment, and Bullfrog Films

Examines the massacre at Srebrenica on its 10th anniversary and the attempts to bring those responsible to justice. 1 videodisc (23 min.)

MEDIA 10-1307

 

Sudan in crisis c2006

Ted Koppel, David Wright, ABC News Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

"The hostilities ripping apart the Sudanese region of Darfur have created a humanitarian crisis which the international community is only beginning to address. This ABC News program serves as a starting point for analyzing the situation, shedding light on how the conflict spiraled out of control and led to the deaths of thousands and the displacement of far more. Focusing on the efforts of relief organizations to shelter, feed, and care for a tidal wave of refugees -- and the political, logistical, and geographic obstacles that have made such efforts nearly impossible -- the video assesses the accuracy of the term "genocide" in describing the conflict's ethnically driven atrocities"--Container. 1 videodisc (22 min.)

MEDIA 10-1802

 

Yesterday in Rwanda c2005

Davina Pardo, Stanford University, Dept. of Communication, and Filmakers Library, inc

A haunting film focusing on Claire Wilhogora, a survivor of the genocide, and her experience of trauma, displacement and hope. 1 videodisc (14 min.)

MEDIA 10-1012

 

Genocide

All about Darfur 2005

Taghreed Elsanhouri and California Newsreel (Firm)

Civil strife in Sudan is explored in personal detail in this film from British-Sudanese filmmaker Taghreed Elsanhouri. 1 videocassette (82 min.)

MEDIA 2-7464

 

The Armenian genocide annihilation of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire, 1915-1923 1991

Mark Andrew Reyes

The film explains historical events leading up to the Armenian Genocide 1915-1923. Concluding questions generate student discussion and relate historical events to the present. 1 videocassette (25 min.)

MEDIA 2-3724

 

The Armenians a story of survival c2001

Andrew Goldberg, Olympia Dukakis, and Two Cats Productions

"Explores the journey and struggle of the Armenian people from their humble beginnings ... through their Christian conversion ... countless wars ... domination by numerous empires ... from near elimination during the first Genocide of the 20th century to the birth of the Armenian nation"--Container. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-7772

 

Ethnic cleansing 200-?

Toru Takagi, Adam Fulford, and Bill Sullivan

"Follows step by step the persuasive media offensive waged by a powerful public relations firm for their client in the Balkan War in 1992"--Container. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-6116

 

Forsaken cries : the story of Rwanda  1997

Danny Glover

"In 1994, close to one million people were killed...in Rwanda. Documentary examines Rwanda as a case study of the human rights challenge of the 21st century...incorporates historical footage...interviews...analyses"-- Container. 1 videocassette (35 min.)

DANA 827

 

Gacaca living together again in Rwanda? c2002

Anne Aghion, Philip Brooks, Laurent Bocahut, Dominant 7 (Firm), Gacaca Productions, Plančte (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

This film follows the first steps in one of the world's boldest experiments in reconciliation: the Gacaca Tribunals. These are a form of citizen-based justice based on ancient traditions of judgement, aimed at unifying this scarred nation. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-6907

 

Genocide from Biblical times through the ages 2002

Jon Voight, David Mann, Robert J Emery, Manoug Manougian, and Jack Sandler

In this program, a variety of experts analyze Biblical accounts and some of the earliest documented examples of genocide, as in the Athenian siege of Melos in 416 BC, to explore the psychology that motivates such violence. This grim survey looks at the extermination of Tasmanians, Native Americans, Namibia's Herero tribe, and the Armenians. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-5847

 

Genocide in the first half of the 20th century 2002

Robert J Emery, Manoug Manougian, Jack Sandler, Jon Voight, and David Mann

This program ... focuses on the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, the 1923 Rosewood Massacre, Stalin's forced Ukrainian famine, the japanese Rape of  Nanking, and the Holocaust. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-5849

 

Ghosts of Rwanda c2004

Greg Barker, British Broadcasting Corporation, Silverbridge Productions, and PBS Video

Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers, and survivors, this documentary examines the state-sponsored genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Explores the reasons why the international community and the United States did not intervene as Hutu extremists killed some 800,000 Tutsis. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA 10-492

 

God sleeps in Rwanda c2004

Kimberlee Acquaro, Stacy Sherman, Rosario Dawson, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Five women struggle to rebuild their lives and redefine women's roles in a country torn apart by war and genocide. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-7331

 

The horror continues 2002

Jon Voight, Manoug Manougian, Jack Sandler, David Mann, and Robert J Emery

' This program presents a comprehensive survey of genocide by looking at the most recent examples in Iraq, Iran, and Turkey; Burundi and Rwanda; the former Yugoslavia; Indonesia and East Timor; and Chechnya. The role and efforts of the United Nations are discussed as well as what the future holds in trying to prevent genocide. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-5897

 

Iindawo Zikathixo in God's places 1997

Richard Wicksteed, Irene Staehelin, and Michael Copley

Examines the history and cultural legacy of the Khoisan (Bushman) of south-eastern Africa focusing on the aspects of their music, dance, rock art, oral history, and traditional rituals which have survived suppression and genocide. Filmed in the remote hills and valleys of the southern Drakensberg. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-3872

 

Justice pursued 1998

Jeremy Harding, Jane Dibblin, Paul Mitchell, and Michael Stewart

Rwanda, Argentina, East Germany and Bosnia have been the locus for the most heinous acts of the last 20 years. Details torture and murder of thousands of men and women and shows how people are looking for justice for victims. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-5580

 

Keepers of memory c2005

Eric Kabera, James Seligman, Fahnlohnee R Harris, Yrneh Brown, Link Media Production, Vivid Features, and Choices, Inc

Through eyewitness accounts and gripping footage, acclaimed director Eric Kabera takes a heartfelt look at the 1994 Rwandan genocide, its survivors, the memorials created in the victims' honor, and those who keep the memories alive. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-892

 

My neighbor, my killer c2009

Anne Aghion and Gacaca Productions

A film of the Gacaca Tribunals, open-air hearings with citizen-judges meant to try their neighbors and rebuild the nation. As part of this experiment in reconciliation, confessed genocide killers were sent home from prison, while traumatized survivors were asked to forgive them and resume living side-by-side. Anne Aghion charts the impact of Gacaca on survivors and perpetrators alike. Through their fear and anger, accusations and defenses, blurry truths, inconsolable sadness, and hope for life renewed, she captures the emotional journey to coexistence. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1554

 

Never again? genocide since the Holocaust 2002

Robert J Emery, Manoug Manougian, Jack Sandler, Jon Voight, and David Mann

"After the atrocities of World War II, the cry of conscience was 'Never again!'  As this program demonstrates, that bitterly learned injunction went unheeded throughout much of the world."--Container. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-5848

 

No homes without peace, no peace without homes ; Our land in trust: a program about the Community Land Trust Project in Tanzania/Bondeni 1997?

Sharad Shankardass and Josephine Mbeo-Oduol

No homes without peace, no peace without homes: Genocide led to the slaughter of over half a million people in Rwanda.  They are commemorated in massacre sites that can be found throughout the countryside.  This program examines the problems of women living in conflict zones. Our land in trust: Examines the Community Land Trust Project in Tanzania/Bondeni in Voi, Kenya. Communal land ownership was the norm prior to colonization.  Major changes are taking place.  Land registration/ownership has led to new problems. 1 videocassette (35 min.)

MEDIA 2-5127

 

Orhan Pamuk 2007?

David Hardaker, Ian Altschwager, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Filmakers Library, inc

Orhan Pamuk, Turkey's best-known modern novelist and winner of the Nobel prize in 2006, became a pariah overnight for speaking out about the Turkish role in Armenian genocide. 1 videodisc (20 min.)

MEDIA 10-1773

 

Rwandan nightmare 1994

Simon Gallimore, Catherine Bond, and Caroline Bannock

A documentary which includes eye-witness accounts of the slaughter of tens of thousands in Rwanda, tells the story of the early days of the crisis and contains interviews with survivors including President Habyarimana's widow, Rwandan Popular Front leaders, Paul Kagami and Theogene Rudasingwa, and former French humanitarian aid minister, Bernard Kouchner.  Reporter Catherine Bond investigates the possibility that the carnage may have been a calculated act of genocide by the Rwandan government against the country's Tutsi minority. 1 videocassette (41 min.)

MEDIA 2-5404

 

Samsara 1989

Ellen Bruno

Documents the suffering, loss, and rebirth of the Cambodian people in the aftermath of the take over of Cambodia by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge revolutionary forces and the subsequent invasion of Cambodia by Viet Nam. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1453 2-5688

 

Shake hands with the devil the journey of Roméo Dallaire 2004

Peter Raymont, Lindalee Tracey, Partick Reed, Roméo Dallaire, White Pine Pictures, Investigative Productions, and National Film Board of Canada

The story of Canadian Lt. Gen. Romo Dallaire, and his controversial command of the United Nations mission to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. 1 videocassette (91 min.)

MEDIA 2-7357

 

Sometimes in April c2005

Raoul Peck, Daniel Delume, Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete, Oris Erhuero, Fraser James, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga, Cleophas Kabasiita, Noah Emmerich, Debra Winger, Velvet Film GmbH, Yolo Films, and HBO Films

Based on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, where over the course of 100 days an estimated 800,000 people were killed in a terrifying purge by Hutu nationalists against their Tutsi countrymen. 1 videodisc (ca. 140 min.)

MEDIA 10-425

 

Sudan in crisis c2006

Ted Koppel, David Wright, ABC News Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

"The hostilities ripping apart the Sudanese region of Darfur have created a humanitarian crisis which the international community is only beginning to address. This ABC News program serves as a starting point for analyzing the situation, shedding light on how the conflict spiraled out of control and led to the deaths of thousands and the displacement of far more. Focusing on the efforts of relief organizations to shelter, feed, and care for a tidal wave of refugees -- and the political, logistical, and geographic obstacles that have made such efforts nearly impossible -- the video assesses the accuracy of the term "genocide" in describing the conflict's ethnically driven atrocities"--Container. 1 videodisc (22 min.)

MEDIA 10-1802

 

War in Congo an overview 2002

Ted Koppel

Presents two stories about the struggle in Congo including the Tutsi genocide in neighboring Rwanda, irreparable damage to Congo's wildlife, and the depradations against native Congolese and Rwandan refugees. Following this, a Catholic priest attempts to help deal with rape and murder in the town of Shabunda. 1 videocassette (40 min.)

MEDIA DANA 2-5858    8

 

Yesterday in Rwanda c2005

Davina Pardo, Stanford University, Dept. of Communication, and Filmakers Library, inc

A haunting film focusing on Claire Wilhogora, a survivor of the genocide, and her experience of trauma, displacement and hope. 1 videodisc (14 min.)

MEDIA 10-1012

Genocide - New This Year

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