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1.

La Playa D.C.

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"Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific Coast, pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closest friend, disappears, Tomas plunges into the streets of the city. His search becomes an initiatory journey that compels him to face his past and to leave aside the influence of his brothers in order to find his own identity"--Container.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shake the Dust

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This documentary chronicles the influence of breakdancing, exploring how it strikes a resonant chord in the slums, favelas and ghettos of the world and far beyond. Showcases breakdancing moves and interviews performers from Uganda, Cambodia, Yemen, and Colombia.
DVD
2015; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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L'affaire Coca-Cola

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"Colombia is the trade union murder capital of the world. Since 2002, more than 470 workers' leaders have been brutally killed, usually by paramilitaries hired by private companies intent on crushing the unions. Among these unscrupulous corporate brands is the poster boy for American business: Coca-Cola. These unpunished crimes spur U.S. activists David [i.e. Dan] Kovalik, Terry Collingsworth and Ray Rogers into an ambitious crusade against the soft drink giant. A searing indictment of a major corporate brand, The Coca-Cola Case takes us on a riveting legal game of cat and mouse via the U.S. federal court and the Stop Killer Coke! campaign"--NFB website.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Romancing the Stone

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A romance writer sets off to Colombia to pay the ransom of her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. Thrown into a jungle full of gunfire, mud slides and poisonous snakes, Joan's only hope lies with Jack Colton, a rugged wanderer straight out of her novels. Together, they'll have to outwit the bandits and survive the jungle if they're to save her sister.
DVD
2006; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cocaine Cowboys

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The cocaine trade of the '70s and '80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed the once sleepy retirement community and turned it into one of the world's most glamorous hot spots and the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombia's Medellin Cartel. By the early '80s, Miami's tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The True Story of Killing Pablo

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Examines the criminal career of Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Shows how Escobar's success was tied to the para-military group, AUC. Focuses on actions taken by the DEA to capture and kill Escobar.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Blow

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Based on the true story of George Jung. This is an uncompromising look at the rise and fall of the man who became the largest importer of Colombia cocaine to the United States in the 1970's.
DVD
2001
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Plan Colombia: Cashing-in on the Drug War Failure = Guerra Anti-Drogas o Pro-Petróleo

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Explores issues with the the U.S. anti-drug package called "Plan Columbia."
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Coca Mama: The War on Drugs

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Shows the disastrous effects of U.S. drug policy on the coca farmers in Bolivia and Colombia, who are paid by the drug cartels to grow the coca and then attacked by drug patrols using fumigation planes. In America, there is no evidence that the "war on drugs" has diminished the supply of drugs, and prisons are filled with young dealers and addicts.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Clear and Present Danger

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CIA deputy intelligence director, Jack Ryan, finds recovering laundered drug money from the Colombian cartel isn't as dangerous as the power games in the nation's capitol.
DVD
1998; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lines of Blood: The Drug War in Colombia

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This is a powerful investigation of the drug war which is raging in Colombia, the cocaine capital of the world. For almost a decade, the United States, backed by Britain and other Western countries, has tried to smash the powerful and wealthy drug cartels with little success. Coca growing has increased and has now spread into new areas. For 5,000 years the Indians of the Andes have relied on coca, the raw material of cocaine, to ease the harsh realities of their life. Coca has been at the very heart of their culture and economy. But when Western- ers began reducing it down to make cocaine, a savage industry of vast proportions was unleashed. Murder and terrorism have become commonplace as drug cartels protect their territory. The film criticizes the rigidity of U.S. policy which dogg [...]
Online
1992
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Operation Amigo

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Civic action at work in Latin and South America with assistance offered by members of the U.S. Army. Road-building, medical help and education for the masses are demonstrated as they happened."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1963
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Colombia's Guerrilla War [electronic resource]: Sundered Nation

In Colombia, government and paramilitary forces are terrorizing the populace to deprive the FARC and NLF guerrillas of civil support. But far from stamping out the war, this policy has led to an escalation that threatens to destroy the country. This program combines newsreel and documentary footage of life and death in Colombia's rural districts, cities, and guerrilla camps with interviews to explore the roots and the results of the 20th century's longest guerrilla war. Members of Bogota's Institute of Political Studies, the Red Cross, and the Church; army officers; guerrillas; politicians; and some of the 1.5 million refugees air their views on the terror and the tragedy of a nation divided.
Online
2006; 1999
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Colombia and Venezuela [electronic resource]

As Jonathan travels across Colombia and Venezuela, he discovers that they have strikingly divergent modern realities. Colombia, for so long synonymous with drug wars, is also a country of hope and resilience. Jonathan cycles with a visionary mayor around the streets of Bogotá, meets a reformed FARC fighter, goes to a coffee farm in the Andes, visits a cemetery in Medellín, and enjoys watching a group of breakdancing kids from the notorious hillside slums. In Venezuela, Jonathan searches for a sense of the true spirit of this polarized nation. He finds himself at an anti-U.S. rally, joins a police patrol in a crime-ridden section of Caracas, rides with cowboys, and listens to a youth orchestra drawn from two previously warring neighborhoods.
Online
2011
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Colombia [electronic resource]: Flowers for the Gringo

As in the case of coffee, sugar, and other cultivated products, the floral industry would collapse without a steady supply of cheap labor. This program goes inside the world of Colombia's flower growers, in particular those who work the hardest for the lowest pay. Profiling two women with varying experiences, the film reveals both the tenuous nature of life on the industry's bottom rung - Hilda was fired after injuring her shoulder in the workplace - and the occasional ray of hope, as evidenced by Gloria's employer, who pays above the minimum wage. The program also features a union activist fighting an uphill battle to improve worker conditions, reminding viewers that human and corporate interests can rarely be tied into a pretty bouquet.
Online
2009
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L'affaire Coca-Cola: The Coca-Cola Case = el Caso Coca-Cola

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In early 2000, two American lawyers in employment law, David Kovalik and Terry Collingsworth, embark on a crusade against the Coca-Cola empire. Indeed, in the offices of countries like Colombia, Guatemala and Turkey, it uses a paramilitary militia to remove or kill the workers trying to unionize. Denying their responsibility for these crimes, executives of Coca-Cola to take no action that this situation continues. Collingsworth Kovalik and filing lawsuits against Coca-Cola in the Federal Courts of the United States, and with the activist Ray Rogers, head of the Stop Killer Coke ", they manage to provoke a boycott of Coca-Cola in several American schools.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mission [electronic resource]: Colombia

The United States is pumping a huge amount of aid money into the Colombian army. Is the goal to kill coca plants, or is it to destroy the FARC anti-government forces? Is FARC really more concerned with protecting the coca crop than the coca farmers? And could Colombia become another Vietnam? This brief program raises these pointed questions as it visits Colombian army and FARC training bases. An excellent discussion-starter!
Online
2006
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The Last of the Cuiva [electronic resource]

This is the story of the last 600 of the dying Cuiva tribe in southeastern Colombia, for the most part still living a Stone Age existence as naked hunters and gatherers. The film focuses on changes in their culture and society, brought about through contact with Colombian settlers. We see two contrasting groups of Cuiva: The first is relatively isolated and lives the traditional nomadic life, as the men hunt and fish and the women gather. The second group has been drawn into the Colombian economy, working occasionally for the ranchers in order to earn money and buy trade goods. The Cuiva seem to be living the present-day role of the North American Indians of 150 years ago: driven off their hunting grounds by the cowboys, massacred if they insist on fighting for their homes.
Online
1970