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1.

Ways of Faith

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Part 6 of a ten-part series of documentaries which explore Arab history, culture and society from within and through the lives and opinions of Arabs today. In this film, small groups of individuals have come to Umduban, in central Sudan, to seek guidance and blessings from an elderly religious Sheikh. Watching the people and religious observances at Umduban leads to an understanding that living Islam informs the existance of Muslims the world over.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shattered Dreams

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"Inspired in part by [Martin Luther] King's 'I have a dream' speech, youth worker Ian Brewster introduces us to kids where stories of drug deals, playground shootouts and SWAT team takedowns are chillingly common. He hears from teenagers who say racism holds them back more than poverty ... In Shattered dreams, Brewster searches for reasons why the black community is on the verge of crisis"--Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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China Land of Archeology

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"China's long history has provided countless fascinating archeological findings in many facets of this science. Some of the most riveting and important are Bronze Age drawings of the Shang Dynasty, stone writing tablets of the Han Dynasty, the matriarchal agrarian village of Bampo, and, the burial complex at Xi'an--home to more than seven thousand terra cotta warriors, horses and chariots still being excavated three decades after its discovery."--Container.
DVD
1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Glories of Islamic Art

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"Explores the connection of the religion of Islam with its art and architecture, revealing how artistic giants such as Siniam were led by Islamic movement to craft a glorious aesthetic heritage. Their faith is reflected in the related but distinct achievements throughout the centuries"--Container.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Al Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe, 1948 a Documentary on the Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem

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Al-Nakba is the first documentary to examine the tragedy that accompanied the birth of the state of Israel in 1948 - the displacement of 750,000 Palestinians.
DVD
1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ancient Chinese Inventions

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VHS
2000; 2002
Ivy (By Request)
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The Celestial Empire: Part 18 the Art of Architecture in China

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"Architecture and design have undergone many changes in China, but have always been categorized into four classes: palaces, temples, residential houses and pavilions. This program covers the 7000 year evolution and variances of Chinese architecture throughout time, place and function"--Container.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
8.

Search for Destiny: The Middle East

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"This comprehensive 5 part series offers an in-depth view of the Middle East in the past century, with a judiciously balanced perspective on its endless conflicts and turmoil. Commencing with the end of Ottoman rule... up to present times"-- Landmark Media, Inc. Web site.; Presents the history of the Middle East region in the twentieth century. The fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French and British domination, the two world wars, the birth of Israel, the Suez Crisis, the years of American and Russian imperialism, and the Arab-Israeli conflicts with reference to the involvement of foreign powers in the area. Outlines the basic issues that still divide the Middle East countries including the Palestine issue, the Gulf War, and the developments in oil production and the mayor role it pla [...]
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Family and Social Life in China

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This episode looks at how the Chinese relate to each other on a daily basis and evaluates to what extent the Confucian ideal of family life really exists.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Traditional Concepts of Morality in China

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This episode examines the various aspects of traditional morality in China. Family life, work ethics, and social responsibilities are part of a well maintained unwritten code of ethics originated at the early stages of social development in China.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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China Institutionalizes Itself

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This episode examines Confucianism, the moral system at the root of Chinese civilization. Explores the basics of the code, and the reasons why it has survived centuries of foreign religious influences and competing domestic ideologies.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Free a Man to Fight!: Women Soldiers of World War II

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Uses archival footage and interviews with women who served in various capacities in all branches of the military: gunnery instructors, pilots, mechanics, code breakers, nurses, flight instructors and others. These women reflect on their lives behind the lines, facing danger from without and often prejudice from within.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
13.

The 5th Gate

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History tells of cultures that grew and flourished, only to disappear. The question is whether we will experience the same fate. Will the earth end up as a barren planet, razed to the ground by nuclear weapons, earthquakes, or floods? Has it happened before? Will it happen again the way prophets have predicted time and again? Following some of the traces left behind by our ancestors-and consulting today's religious leaders, scientists and philosophers - this extraordinary documentary reveals a startling picture of mankind's very early existence and a glimpse Into the future.
VHS
2001; 2000
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Viagra's Real Revolution: A Documentary on Male Impotence-- a Step Towards Men's Liberation

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Addresses the pros and cons of Viagra and presents a variety of opinions and experiences on the subject.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Riding the Tiger: Japan in the Asian Crisis

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Examines Japan's position in the Asian economic crisis of the latter part of the 1990s. Attributes some of the responsibility for the collapse and the doubtfulness of finding an immediate solution to corruption in Japanese business and politics and to the preservation of rigid traditions and stifling of individualism within Japanese society and business.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
16.

The Elegant Solution

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This 13 part series focusing on great engineering achievements throughout history. Filmed in over 20 countries, it reveals engineering as a crucial force in world development and examines the future of engineering by exploring the past and the present.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Struggle in the Holy Land

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Focuses on the apparent water inequities between Palestinians and Israeli settlers on the West Bank and Gaza. Three specific stories are told, each from a different area of the occupied territories.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
18.

The Traditional World of Islam

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Focuses on the classic Islamic empire and the realm of its lingering existence from Africa through the Arabian heartland to Indonesia, stressing the universality of Islam. Examines the influence of Islamic doctrine and traditional practices, and shows important contributions of Islamic civilization to the world.
VHS
1978
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Asia Today

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"A series of five programs which explores the rapid development taking place across Asia. The series explores the changing culture and emerging economies of five regions, along with the problems that foreign investment, industrialization, and international tourism are bringing ... Also shows how social change is taking place throughout the region by contrasting traditional and modern practices in small villages and large cities"--Container.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
20.

The Scramble for Africa

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The history of Africa in the late nineteenth century is reappraised using more recent historical research.
VHS
1986
Ivy (By Request)