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Land of the Morning Star

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The western half of the island of New Guinea has been known by many names including Netherlands New Guinea, West Papua, Irian Jaya and Papua. This documentary reveals the rich and turbulent history of a troubled country, swept up in the power-play of international politics. Using current and historical film clips, it highlights the role of the Netherlands, the United States, Australia, Indonesia and the UN at crucial points in the country's history. Includes interviews with exiled political leader Clemens Runaweri, among others.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Dam/Age: A Film With Arundhati Roy

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The story of the events that led to the arrest of author Arundhati Roy in India for contempt of court.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Elephant People

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This film discusses the difficulties of the farmers and herders who live near national parks and sanctuaries in various African countries (i.e. Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa). Groups of elephants leave the parks to forage and graze, thereby destroying the farmers' fields and homes in the process; family members are sometimes injured or killed, forced to give up their homes and small plots of land, relocated to areas with poor soil and little water or vegetation, or remain and try to scrape together a meager living. Some people are participating in different programs such as CAMPFIRE (Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources) which sometimes help them regain some measure of economic power and control.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Imbalu: Ritual of Manhood of the Bagisu of Uganda

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This video follows two adolescent Bagisu men as they prepare for the ritual of "imbalu", or circumcision. Done in the tradition of their ancestors, imbalu signals the passage from childhood into manhood.
VHS
1989; 1968
Ivy (By Request)
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Sixteen Decisions

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Examines the social charter of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and the 16 principles which undergird its success by examining the life of Selina, one of the 2.4 million Bangladeshi women building stronger rural economies through microcredit lending.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Second Nature

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Contrary to widely-held notions that West Africa's transition zone (one of the world's most ecologically fragile areas) is undergoing rapid deforestation at the hands of local villagers/farmers, two British and one Guinean social anthropologists, after doing much in-depth research in Guinea's Kissidougou prefecture, have shown that local villagers/farmers have been using their skills in transforming savanna to forest, and that, therefore, forest in Kissidougou is actually on the increase.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Flames in the Forest

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Since the 1950's, the Amazon Indians of eastern Ecuador have bitterly resisted the invasion of international oil companies which, with the encouragement of the Ecuadorian government, seek to use the resource-rich region for intensive oil production.
VHS
1992; 1991
Ivy (By Request)
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The Conquest of Mexico

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An examination of the conquest of the Aztecs by the Spaniards during the sixteenth century.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Other Andean Civilizations

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This program begins in Piruro, the Yaro City of the Dead, to search for the legendary Gran Pajatén. High-rise tombs, mummified remains, and buildings engineered to withstand earthquakes and enemy armies are among reminders of civilizations long gone. The climax occurs at the largest Indian festival in the Andes.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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The Tree of Iron

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Documents archaeological work on ancient civilization in Africa. It also deals with an African iron smelting. The tree in the film's title refers to an enormous tree of great antiquity that is the symbolic center of Haya iron production. Set in Tanzania, East Africa.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation

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Program chronicles the division of Yugoslavia and the subsequent war.
VHS
1996; 1995
Ivy (By Request)