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A Dream in Hanoi

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Vietnamese and American artists join forces to stage Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Hanoi. On their journey toward opening night, this spirited film follows them behind the scenes as they wrestle with the obstacles of language, culture, ideology, and a history of war.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Long Walk to Freedom: A Documentary About the Civil Rights Movement

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Twelve civil rights activists share their experiences with San Francisco students. Includes brief video autobiographies of the activists and a section where students respond with questions, poetry, songs and essays.
DVD
2004; 2003
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Making Peace

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VHS
1997; 1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Facing Racism [electronic resource]

This emotionally charged program follows five participants of different ethnic and racial backgrounds through a three-day Unlearning Racism workshop. As the workshop begins, a European-American man offends his African-American workshop partner by making a joke during a one-on-one dialogue. The incident sparks anger among African-American participants, who openly confront the offender. White participants in the workshop express their frustration over their inability to understand the reactions of the people of color. The five main participants later meet to reflect on the honest sharing of feelings that took place during the workshop. This program represents both a strong statement on the complex issues surrounding racism and an honest depiction of the difficulties involved in resolvi [...]
Online
2006; 1996
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Ending Domestic Violence [electronic resource]: Healing the Family

A victims' rights advocate tells the story of her carefree childhood and adolescence in Palo Alto, and her subsequent 18-month marriage in which she was beaten and nearly killed by an abusive husband. Today, she fulfills her personal vision of helping others. In this program, she counsels a mother of three, who is also involved in an abusive relationship. Scenes include court hearings, and emotional talks between the two women in which the advocate offers insights into the dynamics of spousal abuse.
Online
1996
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Soul Survivors [electronic resource]

After Clementine Barfield's son was murdered, she founded the Save Our Sons And Daughters organization in Detroit to combat violence. Today, she counsels victims of violence and teaches children how to create a more peaceful world. Her organization sponsors rallies and peace walks, and holds classes to teach children how to resolve arguments by using nonviolent methods. Barfield's door-to-door crusade against violence in neglected neighborhoods is documented by her daughter, Linda, who is also trying to cope with her brother's death.
Online
1996
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Youth Struggling for Survival [electronic resource]: Like Father, Like Son

Nationally acclaimed writer and poet Luis Rodriguez tells the story of his personal journey and transformation from an East Los Angeles gang member to teacher and mentor to Chicago's street kids. Rodriguez' mission to save his son, Ramiro - a member of a Chicago street gang - from prison is also documented, along with their struggle to heal their relationship scarred by Luis' past neglect of his son.
Online
1996
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The Sheenway Experience [electronic resource]: Tough Love

Dolores Sheen runs the Sheenway School and Culture Center in the Watts section of Los Angeles, where poverty, racism, and lack of opportunity breed violence. In addition to academics, "Aunt Dolores," as she is called, teaches the children social survival skills, personal responsibility, and accountability. Sheen instills responsibility by asking students to reflect on the consequences of negative behavior. Students share their experiences at Sheenway, along with their personal aspirations for the future.
Online
1996
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The Long Walk to Freedom

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Twelve civil rights activists share their experiences with San Francisco students. Includes brief video autobiographies of the activists and a section where the students respond with questions, poetry, songs and essays.
Online
2004; 2003