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Sacred and Secret [electronic resource]: Spirit Possession in Bali

The elaborate rituals and timeless pageantry of Bali make the island unforgettable for visitors, yet few really understand what lies behind the dances, the costumes, and the ceremonies. With gorgeous, high-definition footage this program delves into the spiritual beliefs at the heart of Balinese traditions. Viewers observe the powerful Barong dance, in which participants fall into a trance and are later revived by mantras, and witness a frenetic invocation of the goddess of death not performed for tourists. In addition, the video documents the four months of preparation leading up to a spectacular cremation ceremony for three members of the royal family of Ubud, including the man known as Bali's Last King.
Online
2011
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Global Health and Human Development [electronic resource]

Is good health simply the absence of physical disease, or should emotional well-being also be of concern to global aid organizations? This program profiles the work of Australia's Nossal Institute for Global Health to explain how psychological and social factors impact life expectancy and infant mortality. The video covers basic health needs, food scarcity, distribution of wealth, the UN's Human Development Index and its 2015 Millennium Development Goals, and some sustainable practices that have empowered a community in Ghana to maintain its health without relying on foreign aid.
Online
2011
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Because We Were Beautiful [electronic resource]: Indonesian Comfort Women Tell Their Stories

During World War II, a number of women in Japanese-occupied countries were forced to become sexual companions in military barracks and encampments. What they endured was kept secret for decades, even by the victims, out of shame. Today, these so-called comfort women are being sought out and given a chance to tell their stories-perhaps finding a degree of healing while raising awareness of one of the great horrors of warfare. This film represents just such an effort, featuring several Indonesian women who faced systematic rape and humiliation during the Japanese occupation. In their own words, they describe what happened to them and how it shaped their lives afterwards.
Online
2010
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The Language You Cry in [electronic resource]

Spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles, this program recounts the remarkable saga of how a nursery rhyme sung by the Gullah people of present-day Georgia was confirmed to be of African origin. When 18th-century slavers sent human cargo from Sierra Leone to America's coastal South, they also sent a trove of cultural information that had been passed from Mende mothers to their daughters for generations-including a particular song that had been carefully preserved because it was used in funeral rites. With the help of anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, linguists, and the singers themselves, the "nonsense lyrics" of the song found in Georgia were identified as those of the Mende dirge.
Online
1998
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Comrade Kamprad [electronic resource]: IKEA Goes to Russia

The Vikings never conquered Russia, but Swedish mega-retailer IKEA might just pull it off. In this case, victory depends on sweet-talking, arm-twisting, and impromptu brainstorming-skills that company founder Ingvar Kamprad has perfected over a long life in business. This program follows Kamprad and a handful of colleagues during their 10-day trip across Moscow and more remote regions, revealing the political and logistical challenges that must be overcome to solidify a domestic supply chain and make IKEA Russia profitable. The result is both an illuminating international business case study and a remarkable profile of one of the world's richest, oldest, and most charismatic entrepreneurs.
Online
2007; 2005
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Let's Talk About It [electronic resource]: Domestic Violence

Xiomara Fuentes, Amandeep Kaur, and Nneka-three wives beaten and humiliated by their husbands-are the subjects of Let's Talk About It, which gives a voice and a face to a spreading epidemic of spousal abuse. This program puts video cameras into the hands of these women's children who then interview their mothers about why they endured-and how they survived-such physical and emotional injury. The questions they ask, framed with a poignant blend of candor and naivete, leave no room for equivocation. A compelling and purposeful call to action produced by acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta, Let's Talk About It is a journey into the secret and dangerous world of domestic violence, no more powerfully illustrated than through the eyes of the children.
Online
2007; 2005
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Inside the Metaverse [electronic resource]

Creating worlds is what I do, says Richard Bartle, virtual world pioneer and co-creator of the first MUD, or multi-user dungeon game. In this program Bartle, Second Life creator Philip Rosedale, and others involved in digital reality discuss the development and philosophy of online gaming worlds. A couple who spends at least 30 hours a week on Second Life are among the enthusiasts who explain what makes the metaverse so compelling, and the founder of IGE weighs in on "RTM"-the practice of paying real money for virtual goods and services. Finally, Michael Heim, known as the Philosopher of Cyberspace, shares his views on the importance of virtual worlds as a new medium for human expression.
Online
2010
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Baby Bach

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A "digital board book" that will expose your child to complex and beautiful music. Interesting toys, kinetic art and arrangements of Bach and sound effects will stimulate your baby's mind.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)