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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

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Documentary about a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a bloody civil war, violent warlords and a corrupt Charles Taylor regime. Includes interviews, archival images, and scenes of present-day Liberia together to recount the experiences and memories of the women who were instrumental in bringing lasting peace to their country.
Online
2008
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Human Zoo: The Final Journey of Calafate

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At the end of the 19th century, four groups of indigenous people were taken from Chile by a German businessman and were shown as animals in different fairs and public exhibitions in several Europeans cities, including Berlin, Leipzig, and symbolic places such as the area surrounding the Eiffel Tower. The Human Zoo retraces the disturbing and moving journey of the abducted natives and surprises with every new discovery--including the remains of five members of the Kawesqar culture found at the Anthropological Department of the University of Zurich.
Online
2018; 2011
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Promises and Betrayals: Britain and the Struggle for the Holy Land

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This lucid film recounts the complicated history that led to the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. In the words of the former British Ambassador to Egypt, it is a story of intrigue among rival empires and of misguided strategies. It is often claimed that the crisis originated with Jewish emigration to Palestine and the foundation of the State of Israel. Yet the roots of the conflict are to be found earlier. In 1915, when the Allies were besieged on the Western front, the British wanted to create a second front against Germany, Italy and the Ottoman Empire. Turkish nationalism had spread to the rest of the Ottoman Empire and the British exploited this feeling. They promised Arab groups their own independent states, including Palestine. Secretly, the Allies planned [...]
Online
2002
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A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American Dream

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Examines the history of the US eugenics movement and its recent resurrection, which uses false scientific claims and holds that an all-powerful 'gene' determines who is worthy and who is not.
Online
2018; 2017
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Memoria del Saqueo: A Social Genocide

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"After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1983, successive democratic governments launched a series of reforms purporting to turn Argentina into the world's most liberal and prosperous economy. Less than twenty years later, the Argentinians have lost literally everything: major national companies have been sold well below value to foreign corporations; the proceeds of privatizations have been diverted into the pockets of corrupt officials; revised labour laws have taken away all rights from employees; in a country that is traditionally an important exporter of foodstuffs, malnutrition is widespread; millions of people are unemployed and sinking into poverty; and their savings have disappeared in a final banking collapse. The film highlights numerous political, financial, social [...]
DVD
2005; 2004
Clemons (By Request)
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Chicago Boys

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In the middle of the Cold War, the University of Chicago gave scholarships to a group of Chilean students to study economics under the teachings of Milton Friedman. Twenty years later, during Pinochet's dictatorship, they changed the destiny of Chile. This insightful documentary, narrated by the Chicago Boys themselves, brings a retrospective look that helps to understand the present and questions the idea of 'the end justifies the means.'
Online
2017; 2015
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Namibia [electronic resource]: The Genocide of the II Reich

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Between 1904 and 1907, Germany has committed his first genocide in Namibia and has explicitly planned the extermination of two people : the Namas and the Hereros. Two-thirds of the Herero people and the half of the Nama people of the German colony were killed, many in concentration camps. Today, the descendants of the survivors are seeking reparations from the German government. An groundbreaking documentary on the origins of the Holocaust in Germany's colonial Policy.
Online
2013
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When African Americans Came to Paris

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"This series of short videos by award-winning documentarian Joanne Burke brings to life the pioneering years of the African American presence in Paris. Each video reveals how France, and Paris in particular, became their bridge from a racially segregated USA to the greater world"--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Roots

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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
DVD
2007; 1977
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Revolution [electronic resource]

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While the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within, as men and women fight to define what the country will be. In the upheaval of war, 100,000 black people escape their bondage and threaten the institution of slavery as never before. Initially, George Washington refuses to allow black volunteers into his army, but when the British Governor of Virginia promises freedom to slaves who will fight for England, the American high command is forced to reconsider. As the 18th century comes to a close, America hopes to walk a dangerous tightrope between property rights and human rights.
Online
2005; 1998
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Citizen King, 1963-1968 [electronic resource]

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This work chronicles the last five years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. Part 1 includes the events that led up to his arrest and incarceration in Bigmingham, Alabama, the March on Washington, his "I have a dream" speech, the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, and his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize; Part 2 includes the march from Selma to Montgomery, King's move to Chicago, the Poor People's Campaign, his "Mountaintop" speech, and his assassination.--Containers.
Online
2005; 2004
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George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire: Part 2 [electronic resource]

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Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride. This film through extensive archive footage and interviews presents the life of a man central to the civil rights years in the South, a lightening rod for controversy, a liberal judge who betrayed his principles for power, a politician who harnessed the anger lurking beneath American society to create a lasting conservative movement and a man ultimately reborn through suffering.
Online
2005; 2000
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George Wallace, Settin' the Woods on Fire: Part 1 [electronic resource]

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Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride. This film through extensive archive footage and interviews presents the life of a man central to the civil rights years in the South, a lightening rod for controversy, a liberal judge who betrayed his principles for power, a politician who harnessed the anger lurking beneath American society to create a lasting conservative movement and a man ultimately reborn through suffering.
Online
2005; 2000
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Reconstruction: The Second Civil War: Part 2 Retreat [electronic resource]

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Reconstruction was fitfully under way in 1867. The Radical Republican plan had just been implemented. New state constitutions were drafted, black freedmen voted in and were elected to southern legislatures, and white southerners struggled to regain control of their land in the new South. Southerners who initially accepted Northerners in their region now looked on them with suspicion and coined the term "carpetbagger" to describe them. The 1868 Presidential Election was a referendum on Reconstruction. Though many agreed with the Democrats openly-white supremacist platform, more were soothed by the "Let Us Have Peace" theme of Ulysses S. Grant's campaign.
Online
2005; 2004
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Reconstruction, the Second Civil War: Part 1 Revolution [electronic resource]

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In the post-war South, life changed irrevocably for everyone: the wealthy landowners, and the former slaves. Freed blacks settled on abandoned plantations, allowed under General Sherman's wartime Special Field Order 15. After President Lincoln assassinated, the great work of reconstruction took on greater urgency - and concern.
Online
2005; 2004
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Berga [electronic resource]: Soldiers of Another War

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This film reveals the little known story of Berga. In December 1944, thousands of American prisoners were transported to Stalag 9B. The Nazi guards asked all the Jews to identify themselves. When no one responded they chose soldiers that "looked Jewish" or had "Jewish-sounding" names, and shipped them off to Berga, a satellite camp to the infamous Buchenwald. These Americans suffered the same fate as other Jews in the camps.
Online
2005; 2002
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Versailles [electronic resource]: The Lost Peace

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In the closing moments of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson drew up a 14-point peace plan, including a grand design for an international League of Nations. Documents the negotiations surrounding the eventual armistice agreement ending World War I.
Online
2005; 1978
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A Jew Among the Germans [electronic resource]

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Marian Marzynski, Polish Holocaust survivor, sets out on a personal quest to find out how Germans are going to design a memorial to the murder of six million Jews, to be unveiled on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. Over three years he meets artists, architects and planners who struggle with questions of guilt, responsibility and memory. He struggles with his own relationship to the German people and meets a young "third generation" of Germans who declare their distance from their parents and grandparents.
Online
2005
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From Jesus to Christ Part 1 [electronic resource]: The First Christians

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Traces the life of Jesus, exploring the message that helped his ministry grow and the events that led to his crucifixion. Born in the reign of Emperor Augustus in the Pax Romana--the Roman Peace--Jesus was a subject of the Roman Empire. Part one looks at how scholars and archaeologists have pieced together a new portrait of where Jesus was born, how he lived, and who he was.
Online
2005; 1998
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From Jesus to Christ Part 2 [electronic resource]: The First Christians

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Part two turns from the life of Jesus to the period that followed his death, examining the rise of Christianity and concluding with the First Revolt--the bloody and violent siege of Jerusalem and the beginning of a rift between Christianity and Judaism. Frontline explores new evidence suggesting that Jesus' followers, because of their diversity and the differences in their cultures and language, looked at and interpreted Jesus and his teachings in many different ways.
Online
2005; 1998