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Opium Part 3. The War on Drugs [electronic resource]: A Blessing and Curse

Decades after Richard Nixon launched his anti-drug campaign, illicit opiates are cheaper, more potent, and easier to obtain than ever. Is it possible to wipe out addiction by keeping narcotics illegal, or has their ban caused more problems than it's solved? This program reveals how the war on drugs started and who its real targets were, examining its consequences and unintended victims. Afghan farmers who relied on poppy cultivation to survive now lash out against NATO forces in frustration; in the U.S., communities suffer when parents are jailed for relatively minor infractions; and patients in the developing world are denied access to painkillers because strict regulations make doctors too nervous to prescribe.
Online
2010
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Opium Part 1. For Pleasure and for Pain [electronic resource]: A Blessing and Curse

Both the painkilling and pleasurable effects of opium have been known in ancient cultures around the world for millennia. The narcotic arrived in the U.S. with the first Chinese immigrants, but it wasn't until the invention of the hypodermic syringe during the Civil War that opiates infiltrated American society in the same dual role. This program looks at the history of opium's use and misuse, from cure-all and "child-quieter" to the racist attitude that led to its ban, to the pharmaceutical industry's liability in creating a whole new breed of addict.
Online
2010
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Opium Part 2. Traders and Traffickers [electronic resource]: A Blessing and Curse

The drug lords of Afghanistan sell their goods packaged, branded, and labeled with guarantees, mimicking the marketing of legal forms of opiates. Yet legitimate drug companies themselves face censure for aggressively promoting addictive opiate-based medicine. This program exposes the business of opium, whether distributed legally or smuggled from Afghanistan, examining its economic importance, its devastating impact in the form of dependence and disease, and the high-level corruption that keeps trade routes open while global addiction continues to grow.
Online
2010
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Cybercrime [electronic resource]: World Wide War 3.0

The tools required to fight Internet-based offenses must constantly evolve and adapt. Unfortunately, so do the criminals. This program examines several forms of cyber-crime and their impact on law enforcement, national security, the corporate world, and society at large. Taking a global approach, the film presents interviews with American and European experts on cyber-terrorism, identity theft, child pornography, and other disturbing crimes. Frank Cilluffo, director of The George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute, focuses on the terrorism issue, while case studies shed light on recent high-tech assaults originating in Russia and China.
Online
2009; 2008
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Flowers of Rwanda [electronic resource]: Making Peace With Genocide

Can killers and survivors coexist in peace? That is the crucial question facing Rwanda a dozen years after the genocide that claimed the lives of approximately 800,000 people-and the subject of this multi-award-winning documentary. Using interviews with Joseph Habineza, Minister of Education and Culture; Freddy Mutanguha, director of the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center; and numerous survivors, Flowers of Rwanda considers whether forgiveness and reconciliation can truly be achieved so the country can eradicate the ignorance and extremism that paved the way for monumental atrocity.
Online
2009; 2008