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Worlds Apart

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This four part series shows how cross-cultural conflicts arise and how they can affect health decisions and outcomes. Discusses language barriers, cultural and religious beliefs, racial and ethnic disparities in health care, and reasons for non-adherence to medications.
Online
2018; 2003
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Ask Not

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ASK NOT exposes the tangled political battles that led to DADT and examines the societal shifts that have occurred since its 1993 passage. Since the law's implementation, more than 12,000 personnel have been discharged including linguists and others whose skills are critical to military operations. Current and veteran gay soldiers reveal how the policy has affected them during their tours of duty as they struggle to maintain a double life, uncertain of whom they can trust. The film also explores how gay veterans and youth organizers are turning to activism to challenge DADT. More than 15 years after DADT was passed, scores of retired and active military officers support doing away with it. The film looks at the history of "don't ask, don't tell" and as attitudes change, examines its [...]
DVD
2008
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Through a Child's Eyes

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This film follows seven different children who live in poverty in seven different countries--India, Egypt, USA (New York), Romania, Cambodia, Rwanda and Brazil--who share their experiences of life in poverty so articulately while retaining their joyous spirit of childhood.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Radio Revolution [electronic resource]: Broadcasting for Freedom in Cold-War Romania

Likened to "a strange religion. with millions of invisible believers," Radio Free Europe gave listeners in Eastern Bloc countries a much-needed alternative to government media. This program examines the impact of RFE broadcasts on Nicolae Ceausescu's Romania and the lengths to which Romanian authorities went to suppress U.S.-backed radio. Viewers learn how the 1977 Vrancea Earthquake enabled RFE to step up its activities in the country; how Ceausescu's operatives in the Romanian Securitate-and, allegedly, even the notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal-committed violent acts against RFE personnel; and how the power and popularity of RFE found full expression in the Romanian Revolution.
Online
2010; 2009
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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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Cinema Asia [electronic resource]: Iran

Forbidden to depict sex, obscenity, or violence, Iranian filmmakers carefully choose their subjects and practice skillfully indirect, allegorical storytelling. Movies featuring children-filled with intimacy and social commentary that would be harder to realize using adults-have become common. This program examines the evolution and enduring individuality of Iran's film industry while envisioning its future both at home and abroad. Interviews with directors Majid Majidi and Abbas Kiarostami, and with film scholar Dr. Hamid Naficy, provide an inside look at the past and potential of the Iranian cinema. Kanun, a cultural organization central to the development of Iranian film, is also studied. Several film excerpts are included.
Online
2009; 2007
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Inside a Shari'ah Court [electronic resource]

Some democratic governments have considered allowing Muslim communities to conduct their own courts of law, or Shari'ah courts. Westerners who oppose such measures cite reports of amputation and stoning wherever Shari'ah has taken hold. This program travels to Nigeria, where Shari'ah law functions alongside the secular court system. Spotlighting an outspoken judge determined to convey the benefits of Islamic law, the film presents cases, verdicts, and sentences that clearly illustrate ways in which Shari'ah is implemented. Although the attitudes of local women toward the court may surprise some viewers, the film pulls no punches in its examination of the precarious rights of women under Shari'ah.
Online
2008; 2007
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Homeland: Immigration in America

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A three part documentary series that looks at one of our nation's most divisive issues through the lens of the 2012 election. Each of the three Homeland episodes revolves around core themes focusing both on the fine line separating success and failure for immigrants and refugees in America, and the fierce debate about whether legal and illegal immigrants and refugees threaten the American way of life.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Well-Founded Fear

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Explores the workings of the American Immigration and Naturalization Service which decide the fates of thousands of asylum-seekers.
DVD
2006; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)