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1.

Aristide and the Endless Revolution

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"Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the former president of Haiti, was twice removed from office with the complicity of the international community. An investigation into the events that led to his most recent ouster, 'Aristide and the endless revolution' exposes the geopolitical intrigue, the economic alliances between the Haitian and U.S. elite, the armed criminals posing as freedom fighters and other factors that have consistently threatened this young democracy."--Container.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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The Peyote Road: Ancient Religion in Contemporary Crisis

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Describes the struggle of American Indians, especially those who belong to the Native American Church, to continue to use the drug peyote as an integral part of their religious rites and ceremonies.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Generation X-Saddam

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On the eve of the 2003 U.S. invasion, filmmaker Shelley Saywell traveled to Iraq to film the lives of ordinary people, especially young Iraquis, who were caught between Saddam's tyranny and a devastated economy (for which they blamed the West). She returns to find the people she met and interviewed before the war.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Gringotón: Gringo-Thon

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Greg Berger's humorous account of difficulties of being a gringo in Mexico, particularly one who objects to American foreign policy. Inspired by street vendors, he dresses as an American tourist and sells chewing gum, washes car windows, and sings in the streets to raise money for a guerilla army to defeat George Bush.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Between Two Worlds: A Documentary

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This documentary examines the difficulties experienced by first generation Asian American youth who struggle with "living in two worlds"--the Asian family culture and the American culture. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean American young adults and members of their families expound upon the generation and cultural gaps existing in Asian American families and stereotypical perceptions of Asians in American society.
VHS
1998
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Between Worlds

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This video portraits struggles of recent immigrants to create new lives for themselves in America. It explores over a period of 6 years the lives of several Vietnamese Amerasians and their families who left Vietnam in 1992.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Mai's America

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A spunky Vietnamese teenager named Mai gets the chance of a lifetime, to study in the United States. Expecting Hollywood, she instead lands in rural Mississippi, a crazy quilt of self-proclaimed rednecks, cliquish teenagers, South Vietnamese exiles and transvestite soulmates. As she tries to fit in and to make ends meet, Mai discovers that "America" is both less and far more than she bargained for. From cosmopolitan Hanoi to the heart of the Deep South, Mai's unforgettable journey offers an outsider's glimpse inside America.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Joe Polowsky, an American Dreamer: Joe Polowsky, Amerikanskiĭ Mechtatelʹ = Joe Polowsky, Ein Amerikanischer Träumer

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Joe Polowsky, later a Chicago taxi driver, was one of the American soldiers who met up with Soviet troops at the Elbe river in 1945. He continued to embody their mutual promise of a committment to peace, even unto his burial at the site of that historic wartime encounter.
VHS
1986
Ivy (By Request)
9.

The Wedding Banquet

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Comedy about the age-old conflict between parents and their children. In New York, the Taiwanese half of a gay couple hopes to end his parents' matchmaking by announcing that he's engaged. What he doesn't count on is that they'll fly in to meet the bride and plan the nuptials!
VHS
2000; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Being Hmong Means Being Free

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Highlights the history, culture and identity of Hmong immigrants and refugees from Laos who settled in the United States between 1975 and the early 1990s. The documentary looks at Hmong life in this country as seen through the eyes of the seventeen-year-old program host, Lia Vang.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
11.

Jang Aur Aman: War and Peace

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Filmed over three years in India, Pakistan, and Japan, this documentary examines the militarization of India and analyzes the human cost that is extracted from its citizens in the name of national security. It examines peace activism in India in the face of global militarism and war, the political turmoil between Pakistan and India, and the effects of 1998 nuclear tests and uranium mining on indigenous populations. Includes interviews with Japanese survivors of Hiroshima. It addresses the influence that the United States exerts as a foreign relations role model to aspiring Third World countries.
VHS
2002; 2001
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12.

The Words of Silence

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An award-winning actress, a percussionist, a flamenco dancer and a mime reveal the unique landscape of the deaf, where silence is made of colors, perceptions and vibrations. Sign language and exceptional visual sensitivity overcome the absence of sound.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Bombies

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Millions of cluster bombs were dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War. This film explains the devastation that is still being wrought on the people of Laos by the remaining unexploded bombs.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Well-Founded Fear

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Illustrates the process of seeking asylum in the United States. Presents the side of the asylum seeker, who gets one hour to discuss his or her case, as well as the side of the asylum officer, who gets assigned cases at random, and has an additional 90 minutes after the interview to research and compose the decision to grant asylum or deport the person.
VHS
2000
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The Mojado Invasion: (The 2nd US-Mexican War)

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Writer/performer Guillermo Gomez-Pena & Filmmaker Gustavo Vasquez combine Chicano wit and political vision to create an ironic, post-millenial and postmodern look at the future of the Mexican-American living in the United States.
VHS
1999
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16.

Devils Don't Dream!

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Jacobo Arbenz led the revolt against the military dictatorship in 1944. The revolution ended the time of dictatorship which had held Guatemala in its grip since colonial times. In 1950 Arbenz was elected President. He was not a member of any party and didn't issue any manifesto. But he began to fulfill his election promises; farmers got their own land. In September 1954, Arbenz, the President of Guatemala, is betrayed by foreign powers and overthrown (by the CIA). Arbenz is declared a traitor and chased out of the country.
VHS
1995
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17.

Moving Mountains: The Story of the Yiu Mien

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Focuses on the Yiu Mien people of Laos and the problems they face adjusting to life in the United States after the Vietnam War.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Carved in Silence

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Chinese immigrants tell their stories of detention at Angel Island Immigration Station (the "Ellis Island of the West") during the Chinese exclusion era, 1882-1943. Combines archival footage, reenactments, and poetry written by detainees.
VHS
1988; 1987
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Can You Stop People From Drinking

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"This program looks at how Russia and the United States are attacking the seemingly intractable problem of alcohol abuse by means of both old and new weapons--prohibition, hypnotism, imprisonment, surveillance, deception, aversion therapy, and such group therapy as Alcoholics Anonymous."--Container.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
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American Matchmaker: [Ameri*kaner Shadkhen]. I Want to Be a Boarder = Ikh *Vil Zayn a Border]

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VHS
1997; 1990
Ivy (By Request)