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Designing Healthy Communities: Searching for Shangri-la

Dr. Jackson searches past and present America for healthy, sustainable communities of all sizes and shapes that can serve as models for the rest of the nation. His journey takes him to Roseto, PA, Prairie Crossing, IL, New York City, Charleston, SC, and the forgotten 1960s urban renewal project of Lafayette Park in Detroit, MI, the brainchild of 4 men, including visionary architect, Mies van der Rohe. Also included are walkability expert, Dan Burden, and the 1960s, humorous but insightful, candid camera- style studies of people in public spaces by William Holly White.
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2015; 2012
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Afflictions Series - Shadows & Illuminations

Shadows and Illuminations follows an older Balinese man, Nyoman Kereta, as he struggles with the intrusion of spirits into his consciousness. Kereta says he has been living in two worlds, the world of his family and community and the world of the spirits, for the past 40 years. His experiences skirt the borders of cultural and spiritual norms, simultaneously manifesting and exceeding Balinese beliefs about the supernatural world and the possibilities for human interaction with it. Kereta's reported experiences seem credible or explicable to some, bizarre and extraordinary to others, enigmatic or doubtful to his wife, and the sign of major mental illness to his psychiatrist. The film documents his painful history of trauma, loss and poisoning, and draws on his other family member's in [...]
Online
2015; 2010
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Afflictions Series - Family Victim

Family Victim explores how families manage a troubled and troublesome member. Estu Wardhani is a young Javanese man and has struggled for most of his life to achieve a sense of competency and inclusion in his familial and social world. The second youngest of eight children born to an upper-class family living in the rural region of Gunung Kidul in Cental Java, Estu has been 'different' ever since he was a young boy. Estu's actions, and their disorienting power, cannot be understood outside of the cultural and social context within which they have taken shape nor can they be considered apart from the disruptive and painful effects they have on his family. Estu's problems are interpreted as 'psychopathy' by a psychiatrist, spirit possession by local healers, and as dimangakan or 'spoil [...]
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2015; 2010
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Afflictions Series - the Bird Dancer

The Bird Dancer explores a young woman's struggle with her odd movements and behaviors, and how these are interpreted and understood by her family and community. The film follows the life of Gusti Ayu Suartini, a young Balinese woman with Tourette's Syndrome, as she struggles to create a life for herself while coping with a society who doesn't understand her disease, doctors with no cures, and a family that rejects her. Inexplicable to her community in rural Bali, Gusti's severe tics elicited grave concern from herself and her family, significantly affecting both the daily and the long-term course of her life. Gusti has spent many years struggling to overcome the stigma and suffering that has resulted not primarily from her illness, but from the web of cultural significance spun arou [...]
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2015; 2010
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Divorce Iranian Style

A film by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini. Hilarious, tragic, stirring, this fly-on-the-wall look at several weeks in an Iranian divorce court provides a unique window into the intimate circumstances of Iranian women's lives. Following Jamileh, whose husband beats her; Ziba, a 16-year-old trying to divorce her 38-year-old husband; and Maryam, who is desperately fighting to gain custody of her daughters, this deadpan chronicle showcases the strength, ingenuity, and guile with which they confront biased laws, a Kafaka-esque administrative system, and their husbands' and families' rage to gain divorces. With the barest of commentary, acclaimed director Kim Longinotto turns her cameras on the court and lets it tell its own story. Dispelling images of Iran as a country of war, hostag [...]
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2015; 1998
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Julius Caesar

A fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy, William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of political violence. Based on the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed stage production, Gregory Doran's film for BBC Television sets the action in post-independence Africa. With echos of the recent overthrow of dictators during the 'Arab Spring', the production explores the implications of political assassination and the unpredictability of its aftermath. Shot on location and also in the Royal Shakespeare's theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, Julius Caesar is a sumptuous film that features the original cast of a startling and arresting production. Actors include Paterson Joseph as Brutus, Jeffry Kissoon as Caesar, Cyril Nri as Cass [...]
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2015; 2012
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Who Owns the Past?

The final decades of the twentieth century brought unprecedented changes for American Indians, especially in the areas of human rights and tribal sovereignty. In 1990, after a long struggle between Indian rights groups and the scientific establishment, the Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act was passed. For American Indians, this was perhaps the most important piece of civil and human rights legislation of this century. Skeletons and grave goods that had been gathering dust in museums around the country could come home again, and Indian graves would be protected from further desecration. But a case tested these claims, and 'Who Owns the Past?' focuses on the controversy that emerged. The discovery of a 9,000-year-old skeleton on the banks of the Columbia River near [...]
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2015; 2001
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Designing Healthy Communities: Searching for Shangri-la

Dr. Jackson searches past and present America for healthy, sustainable communities of all sizes and shapes that can serve as models for the rest of the nation. His journey takes him to Roseto, PA, Prairie Crossing, IL, New York City, Charleston, SC, and the forgotten 1960s urban renewal project of Lafayette Park in Detroit, MI, the brainchild of 4 men, including visionary architect, Mies van der Rohe. Also included are walkability expert, Dan Burden, and the 1960s, humorous but insightful, candid camera- style studies of people in public spaces by William Holly White.
Online
2015; 2012
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The Dixie Mission

What happened to the Foreign Service officers who appear in MISSION TO YENAN, and who reported favourably on co-operation with the Chinese Communists in the war against Japan, and how they were blacklisted.
Online
2015; 1960
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Afflictions Series - Ritual Burdens

Ritual Burdens is part of the Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia series of ethnographic films on severe mental illness in Indonesia, based on material drawn from 12 years of person-centered research by director and anthropologist Robert Lemelson. The film focuses on Ni Ketut Kasih who has lived her whole life surrounded by the complex rhythms of the Balinese ritual calendar. Here, participation in ritual events is both a spiritual mandate and social obligation for women who spend countless hours crafting offerings. Ni Ketut's masterful hand has contributed to her status as a highly respected ceremonial leader. However, the pressures of ritual requirements often overwhelm her, crowding her mind with memories of her difficult childhood during Indonesia's war for indep [...]
Online
2015; 2011
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Afflictions Series - Kites and Monsters

Kites and Monsters is part of the Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia series of ethnographic films on severe mental illness in Indonesia, based on material drawn from 12 years of person-centered research by director and anthropologist Robert Lemelson. The film focuses on a growing boy, Wayan Yoga, and is not so much about illness as it is an exploration of the protective aspects of culture that may guide developmental neuropsychiatric processes. At six years old, Wayan Yoga is an energetic boy who flies kites and is obsessed with the monsters of Balinese mythology. He also has various tics, which move his parents to seek treatment. At twenty, he is a young man planning his career as a chef and an expressive Balinese dancer. Ultimately, Wayan Yoga's tics are insignifi [...]
Online
2015; 2011
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Afflictions Series - Memory of My Face

Memory of My Face is part of the Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia series of ethnographic films on severe mental illness in Indonesia, based on material drawn from 12 years of person-centered research by director and anthropologist Robert Lemelson. The film focuses on Bambang Rudjito, a university-educated Indonesian man in his late thirties diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. It explores the "globalized" features of Bambang's illness and recovery narrative -; western psychiatric diagnostics and pharmaceuticals, work opportunities in a rapidly changing urban environment, participation in an interfaith religious community, and his family's understanding and acceptance of what Bambang describes as a "mental disability." But it also considers aspects of Bambang's [...]
Online
2015; 2011
13.

Professional Ethics: When Integrity Counts

Course Overview What happens when corporate financial executives encounter ethical issues? After all, some of the ethical dilemmas encountered by CPAs in industry are quite different from those faced by their counterparts in public accounting firms. Loscalzo Associates' John Fleming answers the question: who is the ultimate client for an accountant working in private industry? Is it the employer or is it the public? Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to: discuss the impact of the economic downturn on corporate accounting; describe what impacts employee behavior; explain the importance of integrity and objectivity; review the role of the SEC and AICPA in penalizing individuals and corporations for fraud.
Online
2015; 2013
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Beyond the Fraud Triangle: Expanding Your Perspective

Course Overview In the aftermath of the recession, companies are once again on the look-out for complex fraud schemes taking place. But, typically, white-collar criminals are not habitual offenders who set out to commit fraud or who are motivated solely by financial factors. Crowe Horwath's Jonathan Marks explains why fraud committed from the top of the organization is typically the most damaging. Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to: describe the cost of fraud; explain the fraud pentagon; comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Sec. 806, P.L. 107-204 (2002) as it relates to whistleblowers; discuss the importance of a strong fraud risk management program.
Online
2015; 2012
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God Sleeps in Rwanda

Uncovering amazing stories of hope in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, Academy Award-Nominee God Sleeps in Rwanda captures the spirit of five courageous women as they rebuild their lives, redefine women's roles in Rwandan society and bring hope to a wounded nation. The 1994 Rwandan Genocide left the country nearly 70 percent female, handing Rwanda's women an extraordinary burden and an unprecedented opportunity. Girls are attending school in record numbers, and women now make up a large part of the country's leadership. Working with two cameras and no crew except for their translator"”a genocide survivor herself"”the filmmakers uncover incredible stories: an HIV-positive policewoman raising four children alone and attending night school to become a lawyer, a teenager who has be [...]
Online
2015; 2004
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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

The true story of a Bohemian St. Francis and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red-and-green parrots. Mark Bittner, a dharma bum*, former street musician in San Francisco, falls in with the flock as he searches for meaning in his life, unaware that the wild parrots will bring him everything he needs. *Dharma bum (per Gary Snyder): "A homeless seeker of truth"
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2015; 2003
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African Underground: Democracy in Dakar

African Underground: Democracy in Dakar is a groundbreaking documentary film about hip-hop youth and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven part documentary mini-series released via the internet - the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process. Awards Winner, Accolade Film Festival Winner, Current TV Online Competion Winner, Our Stage Online Competion Winner, Texas Black Film Festival Winner, Media That Matters
Online
2015; 2007
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Dear Mr. Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over 10 years, having a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe.  When the strip's creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year's Eve in 1995, devoted readers everywhere felt the void left by the departure of Calvin, Hobbes, and Watterson's other cast of characters, and many fans would never find a satisfactory replacement. It has now been more than a decade since the end of the Calvin and Hobbes era.  Bill Watterson has kept an extremely low profile during this time, living a very private life outside of Cleveland, Ohio.  Despite his quiet lifestyle, Mr. Watterson is remembered and appreciated daily by fans who still enjoy his amazing collection of work. Mr. Watterson has inspired [...]
Online
2015; 2013
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Meeting at Tule Lake

Among the ten internment camps that imprisoned 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, Tule Lake Segregation Center was the site for over 18,000 "disloyals." Fifty years later, seven former internees discuss their past and how they came to terms with their identity, politically and socially, both during and after their camp experience. The viewer is challenged to reconsider what loyalty and citizenship really mean in a country deeply rooted in a history of racism. Created to be shown during a pilgrimage to Tule Lake in 1994, Meeting At Tule Lake is the result of a community studies approach to research, teaching, and filmmaking.
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2015; 1994
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Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt

An Olympic athlete; a gay activist; a boy with hemophilia; a recovering heroin addict; a closeted Navy commander: five very diverse lives that shared a common fate. Their lives"”along with thousands of others"”are woven together in a giant memorial patchwork quilt, that is solemnly unfolded in the US capitol to protest the government's refusal to respond to a growing epidemic. Common Threads tells the powerful story of the first decade of the AIDS epidemic in the US. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman Awards Academy Award, Best Feature Documentary (1989) George Foster Peabody Award - University of Georgia School of Journalism Emmy Award - Best Original Score - Bobby McFerrin "Slams through stereotypes "¦ Slowly, carefully, powerfully, Common Threads takes the cold statistics and gives them [...]
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2015; 1989