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War Culture and Propaganda DVDs

The Collective fifteen years later 2011

Richard Broadman, John Grady, Cine Research Associates, Newton Cable Television Foundation (Mass.), and Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

Story of one group of anti-Vietnam War protestors who lived and worked together as a collective. Members of the collective discuss their feelings about the anti-war movement fifteen years later. 1 videodisc (61 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3443

 

Culloden The war game 1996

Peter Watkins, Dick Graham, Michael Apsel, British Broadcasting Corporation, and Facets Video (Firm)

Two anti-war films by Peter Watkins -- the first, Culloden, is a dramatic reenactment of the Battle of Culloden in 1746 in Scotland between the rebellious highland Scotch forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Stuart) and the regular British Army sent to Scotland to put down the rebellion. The battle, won by the British, was one of the most mishandled and brutal in British history. The War Game fictionally enacts the carnage and destruction that would result from a thermonuclear war between the Soviet Union and England. The film, originally intended as a BBC documentary, raises distrubing questions about the societal logic that permits the existence of thermonuclear weapons. 1 videocassette (121 min.)

DANA. MEDIA       MEDIA 592              2-6167      10-1026

 

Der Sieg des glaubens der Film von Reichs-Parteitag, 1933 : ein historisches Dokument c2003

Leni Riefenstahl, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei, Abteilung Film, and A&M Productions, inc

Includes scenes of arrival in Nuremberg--welcome by Mayor Willy Liebel in the Festival Hall of the Town Hall--opening of the Party Congress in the Luitpold Hall--review of the Party Leaders in the Zeppelin Meadow--demonstration of the Hitler Youth in the Stadium--parade past the Central Market Square; Hitler and Ernst Roehm stand in an open limousine--review of the SA, SS, and Stahlhelm at the Luitpold Grove (the location of the Monument to the Dead). 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-244

 

Frontline 1990

David Bradbury, Neil Davis, Richard Oxenburgh, Australian Film Commission, Tasmanian Film Corporation, Australian War Memorial, and Filmakers Library, inc

Describes the experiences of newscameraman Neil Davis who spent eleven years covering combat zones in Southeast Asia. Concentrates on the human side of the war as Davis crosses the battle lines to photograph Viet Cong as well as South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. Compares these scenes with the "official" view of the war as seen from Washington. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-1675

 

The Goebbels experiment c2004

Joseph Goebbels, Lutz Hachmeister, Michael Kloft, Kenneth Branagh, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Using archival clips from German films and television, and readings from Goebbels' own diaries, this documentary explores the Nazi propaganda machine run by Goebbels before and during World War II. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-2116

 

In bed with a mosquito c2008

Sarah Frank and Newsreel (Firm)

This film is "an intimate 18 minute portrait of activism and aging in New York City that focuses on the life of Betty Brassell, a 78 year-old anti-war activist living on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The film tells the story of how Brassell has spent nearly every day of her retirement protesting in the streets of New York City with other grandmothers. When an injury sidelines her from her busy schedule of protests and vigils, Brassell finds herself wondering how much longer she will be able to take it to the streets trying to make a difference in our democracy"--Third World Newsreel website. 1 videodisc (18 min.)

MEDIA 10-2068

 

The life and times of Rosie the Riveter c2007

Connie Field, Lola Weixel, Margaret Wright , Lyn Childs, Gladys Belcher, Wanita Allen, Clarity Educational Productions, and National Endowment for the Humanities

Five women, who worked in the shipyards and defense plants during World War II, recount their experiences at work and offer comments on society's expectations of them during the war effort and after the war.  Their narratives are interspersed with sequences from war department films, newsreels, and Hollywood movies made during that time which concerned women working outside the home. 1 videodisc (65 min.)

MEDIA 10-1729 281 2-564  2-7281

 

Militainment, Inc militarism and pop culture c2007

Roger Stahl and Media Education Foundation

"Militainment, Inc. offers a fascinating, disturbing, and timely glimpse into the militarization of American popular culture, examining how U.S. news coverage has come to resemble Hollywood film, video games, and 'reality television' in its glamorization of war. Mobilizing an astonishing range of media examples -- from news anchors' idolatry of military machinery to the impact of government propaganda on war reporting -- the film asks: How has war taken its place in the culture as an entertainment spectacle? And how does presenting war as entertainment affect the ability of citizens to evaluate the necessity and real human costs of military action? The film is broken down into nine sections, each between 10 and 20 minutes in length, allowing for in-depth classroom analysis and discussion of individual elements of this wide-ranging phenomenon."--Container. 1 videodisc (124 min.)

MEDIA 10-1327

 

Padenie Berlina Fall of Berlin c2006

Mikhail Chiaureli, Petr Andreevich Pavlenko, Mixeil Gelovani, Maksim Shtraukh, Aleksei Nikolaevich Gribov, Nikolai Ivanovich Ryzhov, G Belov, Moskovskaia kinostudiia "Mosfil m.", and International Historic Films Inc

Heroic Joseph Stalin inspires the troops to defeat a cowering Hitler in this no-expense-spared dramatization of the fall of Berlin in 1945.  Presented to Stalin as a 70th-birthday gift but pulled from circulation in 1953, the film was made on Agfacolor stock removed from Germany by the Red Army. 1 videodisc (151 min.)

MEDIA 10-935

 

Reporters at war war, lies & videotape 2006, c2004

Jon Blair, Jeremy Irons, True Vision Productions, Discovery Channel (Firm), and Discovery Networks Europe

Examines the relationship between America's media and the U.S. military. 1 videodisc (46 min.)

MEDIA 10-704

 

Spirits of the state 2007

John K Nelson and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine honors and venerates the spirits of Japanese soldiers and officers--including convicted war criminals.  This program explores the history of the Shinto shrine, the complexity of its functions, and the controversies generated when political figures appear there." --back cover. 1 videodisc (27 min.)

MEDIA 10-1022

 

The strange history of don't ask, don't tell inside the fight to speak out 2012

Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Gabriel Rotello, Mona Card, Home Box Office (Firm), and World of Wonder (Firm)

"The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell is the strange-but-true tale of the U.S. military's ban on gays and lesbians, through passionate protests and debates, and finally to its 2011 repeal."--Container. 1 videodisc (79 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3524

 

Triumph des Willens das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag 1934 = Triumph of the will 2000

Leni Riefenstahl

This film, commissioned by Adolf Hitler to record the 1934 Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, is the "most powerful piece of propaganda ever produced". Included are many scenes of gatherings, marches, and parades with speeches given by Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Hess. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-152

 

Triumph of the will Triumph des Willens : das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag 1934 c2006

Leni Riefenstahl, Film Preserve, Ltd, and Synapse Films (Firm : Novi, Mich.)

This film, commissioned by Adolf Hitler to record the 1934 Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, is the "most powerful piece of propaganda ever produced". Included are many scenes of gatherings, marches, and parades. The viewer will also hear speeches given by Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Hess as well as samples of monumental architecture designed by Albert Speer. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-985

 

War child 2008

C. Karim Chrobog, Afshin Molavi, Ben Parker, Dan McCarey, John Prendergast, Evans Maendeh, Theodore S Dagne, 18th Street Films, Interface Media Group, Global Fund for Children, and Reel U Films

A film detailing the life of Emmanuel Jal, a victim and refugee of Sudan's civil wars. Now a successful hip-hop artist, as a seven- year-old Sudanese boy Jal  was conscripted into an army as one of 10,000 child soldiers. Fighting through two separate civil wars over the course of nearly a decade, Jal survived, eventually adopted by a British aid worker. As an adult, he relates his story and his hope for peace through his activism and through popular music, recording and releasing his own work and performing with international stars. 1 videodisc (92 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2305

 

War made easy how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death c2007

Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp, Norman Solomon , Sean Penn, Norman Solomon, and Media Education Foundation

"Analysis of how governments bent on war-making have relied on a vast arsenal of propaganda techniques to overcome resistance at home and disapproval abroad ... Moving from Vietnam to Iraq, the film examines how news reports have become nearly indistinguishable from White House and Pentagon talking points, a problem that has become exacerbated by journalists who have grown accustomed to being fed information by official sources"--Container. 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-879

 

War Culture and Propaganda

 

1933 Master race 1998

David Espar, Peter Pagnamenta, Zvi Dor-Ner , Alfre Woodard, and Jonathan Lewis

With a unique blend of nationalism, militarism, and racial theory, Adolf Hitler taught the German people to believe that they were the "master race". Stirred by the Fuhrer's rousing rhetoric during mass rallies, millions were swept along with the promise of national socialism. In this film Germans talk candidly about the initial allure of Nazism and German Jews recall their persecution and internment in concentration camps as Hitler's master race pursued its destiny--and descended to the greatest depths of barbarism. 1 videocassette (56 min)

MEDIA 2-5625, 2-3847, 2-4167a

 

Accentuating the positive 1990

Eric Sevareid, Anthony Ross Potter, Frank J DeMeo, and Patrick Trese

"This program depicts Hollywood stars going overseas to put on shows for troops in the war zones.  Legends likeBob Hope and Marlene Dietrich stage elaborate events for servicemen.  In similar fashion, Armed Forces Radio carries American swing music, news and pop culture around the world."--Container. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA 2-4104

 

Alexander Nevsky Aleksandr Nevskii 1987, 1994

Sergei Eisenstein, D Vasil ev, Petr Andreevich Pavlenko, Sergey Prokofiev, V Lugovskoi, Nikolai Konstantinovich Cherkasov, Nikolai Pavlovich Okhlopkov, Andrei L vovich Abrikosov, William D Brohn, IU Temirkanov, and Evgeniia Gorokhovskaia

Created as a propaganda piece in Stalinist Russia to raise the fears of the Russian populace about the threat of a German invasion, this artistic masterpiece by one of Russia's greatest directors tells the story of Russian folk hero Alexander Nevsky who united the peasants of Russia in 1242 to defeat invading Teutonic knights. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

MUSIC 310

 

America's black warriors two wars to win 1998

Mort Zimmerman, Norman Stahl, Don Horan, Fritz Weaver, and Colin L Powell

The video features numerous African-American WWII veterans, who speak with brutal honesty about the prejudice they encountered and the battles they fought. 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.)

DANA 1812

 

The Battle of Vieques 1986

Zydnia Nazario, Harry Del Valle, and Linda Segura

Offers an in-depth examination of the U.S. Navy's controversial control and use of Vieques, a satellite island and municipality of Puerto Rico and home to 8,000 people, as a military training, exercise and deployment base. Uses interviews with residents and leaders, scenes of military maneuvers, Naval bombings and protest demonstrations to explore what the Naval presence has meant for Vieques and its people. Dramatically documents the Navy's gradual expropriation of 75% of the island's land, the ravaging of its economy, the virtual destruction of the island's ecology and its fishing industry by warship movement and practice bombing, and the displacement of more than half the island's population. 1 videocassette (ca. 41 min.)

MEDIA 2-5366

 

Between men 1979

Will Roberts

Presents a study of masculinity and militarism using archival footage and interviews with veterans from World War I to the Vietnamese conflict. Deals with the lives of men who become soldiers and the consequences to their lives, relationships, and emotions. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-2475

 

Boomtime, 1948 1999

David Espar, Peter Pagnamenta, Zvi Dor-Ner, John Forsythe, and Sally Doganis

After World War II, the USA enjoyed unparalleled prosperity while Europe and much of the rest of the world suffered from devastation, lack of food and other necessities, and unemployment.  The American Marshall Plan assisted Europe greatly in its recovery from the war and helped Europeans learn the 'American way' of doing things.  Europeans began changing their economy by themselves and becames consumers as well as producers.  This prosperity lasted until 1973, when the certainty of cheap oil and a world dominated by the West was over. It was the beginning of the end of the greatest boom of the century. 1 videocassette (56 min)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3851 2-4283

 

The class that went to war 1978

Richard Gerdau and Steve Bell

Traces the lives of some members of a 1964 Chatam, N.J., high school graduating class and shows how they were influenced by the war in Vietnam. Shows how the attitudes of the American people coupled with unemployment and psychological problems have contributed to making some veterans feel unwanted and neglected. 1 videocassette (35 min.)

MEDIA D-43

 

Cold War 1998

Jeremy Isaacs, Martin Smith, and Kenneth Branagh

Documentary series which examines the Cold War and its influence on history, culture, technology, economics, and the modern psyche. 12 videocassettes (93 min. each)

DANA     MEDIA 1099 12 cassettes;  2-5945 to 2-5952  8 cassettes

 

A conversation with Susan Sontag 2005, c2003

Susan Sontag, Bill D Moyers, Judy Doctoroff O'Neill, Andy Fredericks, Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), and Public Affairs Television (Firm)

1 videodisc (ca. 49 min.)

DANA 238

 

Counterfeit coverage 1992

David Shulman

This report explores, over a 6-month period, how the Kuwaiti government used one of the biggest public relations firms in America, Hill and Knowlton, to wage an unprecedented media campaign to argue the case for war. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

MEDIA 2-5354

 

Cul de sac a suburban war story 2002

Garrett Scott and Ian Olds

Combining newsreel footage and contemporary interviews, this film begins with the news story of Shawn Nelson, the man who, in May 1995, emerged from a mineshaft dug in his backyard to seize a 60 ton tank and rampage through the streets of his suburban San Diego neighborhood.  This is extended to the larger story of this defense-industry dependent working class community from the 1950's to the 1990's, during which time it decayed into a desperate strip-mall wasteland.  Interviewees sketch the rise and fall of the one-time boomtown, tracing the neighborhood's social ills to World War II, the Vietnam War, and recent industry layoffs. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

MEDIA 2-2380

 

David Halberstam's the fifties. Volume 1, The fear and the dream [videorecording] /  1997

David Halberstam, Tracy Dahlby, Alex Gibney, Nancy Button, and Barbara Sears

In the postwar U.S., new affluence mingled with the fear of the new menace of communism. Discusses the nuclear arms race, anti-Communist hysteria and McCarthyism, and events leading to the Korean War. 1 videocassette (90 min)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3632    2-6175

 

Days of waiting the life and art of Estelle Ishigo 1990

Steven Okazaki and Dorothy Stroup

Documentary about artist Estelle Peck Ishigo, a Caucasian woman interned during World War II with her Japanese American husband at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming.  Portrays through her words and drawings and through film and photographs, the deprivations and humiliations of camp life, and the difficulties of readjustment at war's end. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-3935

 

Der menschen forscher = The anthropologist 1992

Andrea Gschwendtner, Kark Marcovics, Stefan Rager, Peter Suchy, Peter Raab, Fritz Pokorny, Thomas Strobl, and Herr Kurt

This is a provocative and powerful film interweaving drama with documentary to profile famed Austrian anthropologist Rudolf Pöch.  A major figure in the history of 20th-century European anthropology, Pöch did field work in New Guinea and the Kalahari, and during World War I, did research in POW camps studying the physical attributes of Russian prisoners.  He used these studies to substantiate his theories on racial purity and superiority later used by the Nazis. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-2720

 

Der Sieg des glaubens der Film von Reichs-Parteitag, 1933 : ein historisches Dokument c2003

Leni Riefenstahl, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei, Abteilung Film, and A&M Productions, inc

Includes scenes of arrival in Nuremberg--welcome by Mayor Willy Liebel in the Festival Hall of the Town Hall--opening of the Party Congress in the Luitpold Hall--review of the Party Leaders in the Zeppelin Meadow--demonstration of the Hitler Youth in the Stadium--parade past the Central Market Square; Hitler and Ernst Roehm stand in an open limousine--review of the SA, SS, and Stahlhelm at the Luitpold Grove (the location of the Monument to the Dead). 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-244

 

Did Vietnam change journalism? broadcast 1984?

Vietnam was the first "TV" war.  For the first time, cameras brought the war into American homes every night on the evening news.  The consequences and controversies were enormous.  The program presents a panel discussion of these issues.  The panel consists of David Halberstam, Peter Davis, Michael Arlen, Edward Fuohy, and Floyd Abrams. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-78

 

Did Vietnam change journalism? print  1984?

To many older correspondents, Vietnam was an extension of World War II and Korea.  However, not all correspondents saw it this way.  Some saw the Vietnamese War as a grim reality.  Presents a panel discussion about the impact of the war on journalists and changes that occurred in the field of journalism during this time.  The panel consists of David Halberstam, Roger Hillsman, Seymour Hersh, George Reedy, and William Tuohy. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-79

 

Doubles : Japan and America's intercultural children 1995

Regge Life, Masako Izutsu, and Joe Morton

After World War II, despite orders forbidding it, fraternization between U.S. soldiers and Japanese women resulted in a number of children born in and out of wedlock. This film focuses on interviews with American soldiers, Japanese women, and their biracial children thirty years after the Allies occupied Japan. 1 videocassette (59 min.)

DANA 804

 

Ducktators 1998

Guus van Waveren, Wolter Braamhorst, Sody Clampett, Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Eric Loren Smoodin, Elfriede Fischinger, Thomas Andrea, Mike Glad, and Karl F Cohen

A unique look at the use of cartoons during World War II which proved to be an excellent way to deliver propagandistic ideas in a seemingly innocuous manner. The film blends documentary war footage with animated material and music from the period to reveal insights about the psyche of the public at that time. Also includes interviews with Sody and Bob Clampett, the wife and son of animator Bob Clampett, and animator Chuck Jones. 1 videocassette (46 min.)

MEDIA 2-3410

 

Eclipse of the man made sun 1990

Nicolette Freeman, Diana Priest, and Amanda Stewart

An examination of the imagery and language used in discussing nuclear weapons and power of the last 45 years.  This language abounds with euphemisms, metaphors and myths.  Shows how we assimilated the nuclear myth and illustrates its profound and lasting impact on our culture. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-3141

 

Eyewitness to war 2005

Lori Kuffner, Barbara Campbell, Daryl K Davis, Stephen Arsenych, Cooper Rock Pictures, History Channel (Television network), Canadian Television Fund, and Cinema Guild

The gripping story of  war journalist Gladys Arnold and what led to her transformation from pacifist to activist. 1 videocassette (46 min.)

DANA 3039

 

The First SALT talks 199-?

Eric Sevareid and Anthony Ross Potter

Discusses the world's first major disarmament conference, the Washington Naval Conference of 1921. Focuses on how the conference limited the post-war arms race, especially the building of battleships. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.)

MEDIA 2-4128

 

Frontline 1990

David Bradbury, Neil Davis, Richard Oxenburgh, Australian Film Commission, Tasmanian Film Corporation, Australian War Memorial, and Filmakers Library, inc

Describes the experiences of newscameraman Neil Davis who spent eleven years covering combat zones in Southeast Asia. Concentrates on the human side of the war as Davis crosses the battle lines to photograph Viet Cong as well as South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. Compares these scenes with the "official" view of the war as seen from Washington. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-1675

 

The G.I. bill the law that changed America 1997

Karen Thomas and Cliff Robertson

Chronicles the history and impact of the famous bill that guaranteed education, housing and business loans to the 16 million Americans who served in World War II. This single act of Congress made the future different for American GI's. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-4259

 

Germany awake! 1985

Erwin Leiser

A documentary on the World War II German motion picture and its use as a propaganda tool. Clips from more than 20 films made between 1933 and 1945. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-478

 

The Greenham challenge bringing missiles to trial 1987

Peter Wiesner and Linda Wiesner

The Greenham challenge is about the women of Greenham Common and their unusual law suit demanding that the United States government stop the deployment of American nuclear missiles in Great Britain. 1 videocassette (44 min.)

MEDIA 2-583

 

History and memory for Akiko and Takashige 1991

Rea Tajiri, Noel Shaw, and Sokhi Wagner

Tells the story of the filmmaker's search for her family's history and experience as Japanese Americans during the Second World War. 1 videocassette (32 min.)

DANA 823

 

Home on the range 1991

Adam Horowitz, James Whitmore, and Lou Diamond Phillips

"A compelling story of the unseen human cost of the arms race and the "Star Wars" missile program.  The many islands of the Kwajeleiu Atoll were once home to several thousand Pacific Islanders.  But, for the last three decades, the United States has used the atoll as a top secret test range for "Star Wars" and ballistic missiles.  The islanders were relocated to a single small island barely one-tenth of a square mile in size.  Their traditional way of life virtually destroyed, the islanders face an alarmingly high incidence of alcoholism and suicide."--Container. 1 videocassette (58 minutes)

MEDIA 2-3218

 

The homefront 19--?

Steven J Schechter, Leslie Nielsen, University of Southern California, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Churchill Films, and SVE & Churchill Media (Firm)

Familiarizes today's youth and general public with the impact of World War II on American society. Tells the story of wartime America during the years 1941-45 through a combination of newreels, photos, and personal reminiscences. 1 videocassette (89 min.)

MEDIA 2-7280

 

Homefront, U.S.A. ; The End of the tunnel, 1973-1975 1987

Elizabeth Deane

The years of heavy U.S. involvement in Vietnam (1965-1973) changed America. In the view of a sizeable portion of the public, the country was involved in a war that was not necessary. The country polarized between hawks and doves. Here is a portrait of the interplay between the reporting of events, public opinion, and policy making. To what extent were the opposing sides playing to the media? War was certainly no longer a unanimous endeavor. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA DANA 2-580     981

 

Homes apart Korea 1991

J. T Takagi and Christine Choy

Portrays Korea as a country of division, focusing on the importance of family in Korean life and the continuing anguish of those whose families remain separated since the Korean War.  Depicts an actual reunion of a Korean-born American man with his sister in North Korea after over 30 years of separation.  Presents an overview of Korea's history of occupation and oppression, and the current controversy over continuing American military presence. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-1877

 

Il 1948 in Italia cinema, ricerca insegnamento dell storia 1991?

Contains 4 separate films of political propaganda from the 1948 elections in Italy, two of which feature communist leader, Palmiro Togliatti. 1 videocassette (44 min.)

MEDIA 2-3697

 

Independent media in a time of war 2003

Amy Goodman, Hudson Mohawk Independent Media Center, and Media Education Foundation

Journalist Amy Goodman criticizes the promilitary bias of the corporate news media, whose reportage of the U.S. invasion of Iraq downplays or ignores the impact on civilians while overstating the success of U.S. military operations. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.)

MEDIA 2-7197

 

Intervention 1989, 1988

Bill Kurtis and Joseph Angier

In 1947, the National Security Act was signed by President Truman creating the Central Intelligence Agency. This program traces policy decisions affecting the CIA through several presidential administations. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1780

 

Jeannette Rankin the woman who voted no 1999?

Susan Cohen Regele, Ronald Bayly, Nancy Landgren, and Mary E Bryson

A profile of Jeannette Rankin from Montana, who was the first woman elected to Congress. She was the only member to vote against American entry to both world wars. Includes interviews, original newsreels and photographs. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-4193

 

Learning to say no  1989, 1988

Bill Kurtis and Mitchell Koss

This program documents the broadened political consciousness within the CIA, while the United States tried to come to terms with the Viet Nam war. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1781

 

Legacies 1987

Richard Ellison

Looks at the painful reminders of the war in Vietnam, such as veterans' issues of delayed stress syndrome and the effects of Agent Orange, as well as the difficulty of the Vietnamese in relation to their victors. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA   DANA 2-581        982

 

Let there be light  1986

John Huston

Shows the treatment of combat neuropsychiatric patients in an Army hospital on Long Island at the close of World War II. Demonstrates narcosynthesis, hypnosis and psychiatric therapy for individuals and for groups. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-1232

 

The life and times of Rosie the Riveter c2007

Connie Field, Lola Weixel, Margaret Wright , Lyn Childs, Gladys Belcher, Wanita Allen, Clarity Educational Productions, and National Endowment for the Humanities

Five women, who worked in the shipyards and defense plants during World War II, recount their experiences at work and offer comments on society's expectations of them during the war effort and after the war.  Their narratives are interspersed with sequences from war department films, newsreels, and Hollywood movies made during that time which concerned women working outside the home. 1 videodisc (65 min.)

MEDIA 10-1729 281 2-564  2-7281

 

Long shadows 1987

Ross Spears

Uses historic artwork, stills, archival footage, and a battle reenactment to describe the impact of the Civil War. Explains the lasting impact that the war has had on the United States. 1 videocassette (ca. 88 min.)

MEDIA 2-1489

 

War Culture and Propaganda Cont'd

 

Mao's little red video 1988

A product of Red China's Cultural Revolutionary era, this film depicts atomic and nuclear bomb testing in the 1960's.  The philosophy of Chairman Mao and the "good" of the mission is emphasized throughout the film.  Gas masks are used as protection against radioactive fallout. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 599

 

Mayday realtime 200-?

David Cort, Art Institute of Chicago, Video Data Bank, and Videofreex (Production company)

David Cort, founding member of the Videofreex, one of the best-known early video collectives, took his black-and-white Portapak to Washington, D.C. to record his impressions of the historic 1971 Mayday antiwar rally where thousands of anti-war activists tried to shut down the Federal government in protest, causing this to be one of the most prominent displays against the Viet Nam War. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

DANA 466

 

Memories of childhood and war 1990

Steven Kostant, John F Ross, Robert Siegel , and Penelope Lane Czarra

Gaudiopolis -- The man who saved the lives of children -- When were you born?Portrays the tragedy of two world wars as recalled in the imagination and lives of East Europeans.  Includes segments of Hungarian children orphaned in WWII. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-2796

 

Militainment, Inc militarism and pop culture c2007

Roger Stahl and Media Education Foundation

"Militainment, Inc. offers a fascinating, disturbing, and timely glimpse into the militarization of American popular culture, examining how U.S. news coverage has come to resemble Hollywood film, video games, and 'reality television' in its glamorization of war. Mobilizing an astonishing range of media examples -- from news anchors' idolatry of military machinery to the impact of government propaganda on war reporting -- the film asks: How has war taken its place in the culture as an entertainment spectacle? And how does presenting war as entertainment affect the ability of citizens to evaluate the necessity and real human costs of military action? The film is broken down into nine sections, each between 10 and 20 minutes in length, allowing for in-depth classroom analysis and discussion of individual elements of this wide-ranging phenomenon."--Container. 1 videodisc (124 min.)

MEDIA 10-1327

 

The Only rule is win 1989, 1988

Bill Kurtis and Arthur Barron

This program looks at the origin of the FBI and the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA. This brief history considers several critical events that shaped the operating style of the agency. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1779

 

Padenie Berlina Fall of Berlin c2006

Mikhail Chiaureli, Petr Andreevich Pavlenko, Mixeil Gelovani, Maksim Shtraukh, Aleksei Nikolaevich Gribov, Nikolai Ivanovich Ryzhov, G Belov, Moskovskaia kinostudiia "Mosfil m.", and International Historic Films Inc

Contents: Pervaia seriia (74 min.) -- Vtoraia seriia (77 min.)
Performer Note: M. Gelovani, M. Shtraukh, A. Gribov, N. Ryzhov, G. BelovHeroic Joseph Stalin inspires the troops to defeat a cowering Hitler in this no-expense-spared dramatization of the fall of Berlin in 1945.  Presented to Stalin as a 70th-birthday gift but pulled from circulation in 1953, the film was made on Agfacolor stock removed from Germany by the Red Army. 1 videodisc (151 min.)

MEDIA 10-935

 

The Quality of reporting Tet and after  1984?

The Tet Offensive in the winter of 1968 became a watershed in politics, military action, and reporting on the war.  This program raises such questions as:  Did the press misrepresent Tet?  Was there an element of defeatism present in reporting?  The panel consists of Philip Knightly (moderator), John Laurence, Peter Arnett, Winant Sidle, and Peter Braestrup. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-77

 

The Quality of reporting to Tet 1984?

The program examines the quality of reporting events of the Vietnamese  War.  During this time, many war correspondents lived with accusations that their reporting was helping the enemy.  The media was also accused of helping to bring about Communist victory.  A panel of former war correspondents discuss their role in reporting during the Vietnamese War.  The panel consists of Philip Knightly (moderator), Morley Safer, Robert Scheer, Garrick Utley, and Barry Zorthian. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-76

 

Reporters at war war, lies & videotape 2006, c2004

Jon Blair, Jeremy Irons, True Vision Productions, Discovery Channel (Firm), and Discovery Networks Europe

Examines the relationship between America's media and the U.S. military. 1 videodisc (46 min.)

MEDIA 10-704

 

Right in der Führer's face 1995

Anthony Ross Potter,  Frank J DeMeo, Peter Foges, and Eric Sevareid

"The American government enlists the skills of Hollywood, Tin Pan Alley and Madison Avenue to grind out propaganda for domestic consumption."--Container. 1 videocassette (ca. 28 min.)

MEDIA 2-4102

 

Sacrifices and shortages 1990

Eric Sevareid, Anthony Ross Potter, and Frank J DeMeo

America copes with shortages and rationing during the war while celebrities boost civilian morale. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-4099

 

Senso daughters 1989

Noriko Sekiguchi

Through interviews the story of military brothels and Japanese comfort women during the war in Papua New Guinea is revealed. Experiences of both the Japanese and the Melanesians are shared. 1 videocassette (54 min.)

MEDIA 2-5018

 

Silence broken Korean comfort women 2000

Dai Sil Kim-Gibson and Charles Burnett

A documentary on Korean comfort women who were forced into sexual servitude by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-5745

 

Soldiers of the east 1994

Peter Nicholson, Colgate Salsbury, Dave Hill, and Phil Grabsky

The Janissaries -- Shaolin masters of Kung Fu -- The SamuraiPresents the typical experience of a warrior in each of these military cultures, Janissaries, Shaolin monks, Samurai, using contemporary narratives, bloodless reenactments of battles, current views of the terrain, computer graphics reproductions, and artwork (sculpture, painting, etc.) from the period. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 2-3488

 

Spirits of the state 2007

John K Nelson and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine honors and venerates the spirits of Japanese soldiers and officers--including convicted war criminals.  This program explores the history of the Shinto shrine, the complexity of its functions, and the controversies generated when political figures appear there." --back cover. 1 videodisc (27 min.)

MEDIA 10-1022

 

A String of pearls  1990

Eric Sevareid, Anthony Ross Potter, and Frank J DeMeo

The wartime experience of the predominately female population on the home front is examined. The wartime experience of these young women lays the foundation for a powerful women's movement. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA 2-4100

 

Surname Vięt, given name Nam 1989

T. Minh-Ha Trinh and  Thu Vân Mai

In the first part of this film South Vietnamese women talk about life, politics, feminism and women's liberation in post-war Vietnam. They also talk about their memories of the War years and the period of so-called "re-education." The second part of the film focuses on Vietnamese women who chose to flee from their homeland to the United States at the end of the war. 1 videocassette (108 min.)

MEDIA 2-2200

 

Testament of youth an autobiography, 1913-1925 1998

Moira Armstrong, Cheryl Campbell, Emrys James, Jane Wenham, Rupert Frazer, Jonathan Powell, and Elaine Morgan

Vera Brittain's world falls to pieces around her as, one by one, the young men of her circle are caught up in the Great War. Vera rebelled against the oppressive sexism of her times, serving as a nurse during World War I and then went on to become a writer, historian and activist with the League of Nations. 4 videocassettes (ca. 200 min.)

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Thanks for the memories 1990

Eric Sevareid, Anthony Ross Potter, Patrick Trese, and Frank J DeMeo

"This program highlights American show business solidly supporting the war effort.  Scenes at the Hollywood canteen and other service clubs show ordinary American enlisted men honored and revered by stars and the public."--Container. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA 2-4103

 

Trick bag a black & white movie ; What the fuck are these red squares? ; Hum 255 1992

Trick bag / Kartemquin Films with Rising Up Angry and Columbia College (1975, 21 min.) -- What the fuck are these red squares? / editing and sound, Jerry Blumenthal ; camera, Gordon Quinn ; discussion leader, Shirlee Blumenthal ; Kartenquin Films (1970, 15 min.) -- Hum 255 (1969, 28 min.)Trick bag: Interviews gang members, Vietnam veterans, and factory workers. What the fuck are these red squares?: Documents a teach-in at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago during the Vietnam War. Hum 255: Begins in 1968 with the striking students at the University of Chicago and follows with the return of two expelled students one year later who confront currently enrolled students about social and moral values and responsibilities. 1 videocassette (64 min.)

MEDIA 2-5325

 

Triumph des Willens das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag 1934 = Triumph of the will 2000

Leni Riefenstahl

This film, commissioned by Adolf Hitler to record the 1934 Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, is the "most powerful piece of propaganda ever produced". Included are many scenes of gatherings, marches, and parades with speeches given by Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Hess. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-152

 

Triumph of the will Triumph des Willens : das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag 1934 c2006

Leni Riefenstahl, Film Preserve, Ltd, and Synapse Films (Firm : Novi, Mich.)

This film, commissioned by Adolf Hitler to record the 1934 Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, is the "most powerful piece of propaganda ever produced". Included are many scenes of gatherings, marches, and parades. The viewer will also hear speeches given by Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Hess as well as samples of monumental architecture designed by Albert Speer. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-985

 

Under orders, under fire 1989, 1988

David Deutsch

In part one, generals William Westmoreland, David Jones, and Brent Snowcroft, correspondents Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace, and others question the duty to follow orders and a commander's obligation to protect soldiers.  In part two, generals debate the clash between military tribunals and the right of confidentiality with Chaplain Timothy Tatum of the U.S. Army War College, the Reverand J. Bryan Hehir of the U.S. Catholic Conference, and others. 2 videocassettes (120 min.)

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Vietnam Memorial 1991

Steve York, Foster Wiley, and Jessica Savitch

Deals with the five days in Nov. 1982 when 150,000 Vietnam veterans came to Washington, D.C. to participate in ceremonies culminating in the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Records the extremes of emotions experienced by these individuals, from sadness to joy and pride, and their reactions to the American people's indifference and detachment. Contains strong language. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-4173

 

The war abroad the international perspective 2002

Robert Batscha

This seminar explores how television news organizations around the world have covered and interpreted the United States's response to the terrorist attacks and the war in Afghanistan. Each panelist selects and discusses a clip from his or her network that exemplifies of the war. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-5589

 

The war abroad the U.S. perspective 2002

Robert Batscha

One of the essential issues in covering the war in Afghanistan is the role of the free press during wartime. Panelists discuss the ongoing debate concerning the public's right to know versus the security interests of the government. Among the topics that are explored are the decision by the networks to not run unedited pronouncements by Osama bin Laden, the implications of depicting military or civilian casualties,and the differences in covering this war and other recent U.S. military engagements. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-5590

 

The War at home 1986

Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown

Documentary about the anti-war movement.  Concentrating on the political activities of radical students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison which culminated in the bombing of the U.S. Army Math Research Center on campus.  Includes interviews with local, state and national figures as well as news clips of the war in Vietnam. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

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The war at home the media responds 2002

Robert Batscha

The national tragedy that began on September 11, 2001 has developed into a domestic war on terrorism--and television has played and continues to play an important part in making this unfolding story a reality for Americans. Panelists discuss television's role in reporting the attacks, the anthrax scare, and the nation's heightened state of awareness on the home front. 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.) ;

MEDIA 2-5591

 

War made easy how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death c2007

Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp, Norman Solomon , Sean Penn, Norman Solomon, and Media Education Foundation

"Analysis of how governments bent on war-making have relied on a vast arsenal of propaganda techniques to overcome resistance at home and disapproval abroad ... Moving from Vietnam to Iraq, the film examines how news reports have become nearly indistinguishable from White House and Pentagon talking points, a problem that has become exacerbated by journalists who have grown accustomed to being fed information by official sources"--Container. 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-879

 

WMD weapons of mass deception 2005

Danny Schechter, Anna B Pizarro, Danny Schechter, Tim Robbins, Nenad Bach, Polarity/1 (Musical group), Vortex (Musical group), Doors (Musical group), Globalvision, Inc, Doc Workers (Firm), and Cinema Libre Studio

"There were two wars going on in Iraq, one was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs and a fearsome military force. The other was fought alongside it with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists and propaganda techniques. One war was rationalized as an effort to find and remove WMDs, Weapons of Mass Destruction; the other was carried out by even more powerful WMDs, Weapons of Mass Deception."--Container. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

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Women in war voices from the front lines 199-

Pat Mitchell and Mary Muldoon

v. 1. Israel and Northern Ireland -- v. 1. El Salvador and the U.SFocusing on war-torn areas of the world, this program profiles women living with the day-to-day tragedy of war. 2 videocassettes (96 min.)

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World War II the propaganda battle 1984, 1982

Bill D Moyers, David Grubin, Ronald Blumer, Bernard Weisberger, Susan Fanshel, Alfred Müller, Robert Leacock, Bodo Kessler, and Roger Phenix

Bill Moyers interviews two filmmakers in the first large-scale propaganda battle in history--German filmmaker Fritz Hippler and his American counterpart, Frank Capra. Both men used the modern mass media effectively to sway public opinion in their respective countries during World War II. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-4095

 

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