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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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Africa, Search for Common Ground

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"This 8-part television series reveals Africa as seen by Africans. Each program explores conflicts across the continent, and how they are being resolved. With its uniquely African identity, flavour, and feel, viewers go behind the headlines. Each story is told by local people; the "players" in the conflict whose powerful narrative sheds new light on issues of concern to the entire continent. Each episode demonstrates that good storytelling does not have to glorify conflict for its own sake. That a search for agreement can be as dramatic as a soap opera. At the same time, the programs undermine the view that Africans are incapable of solving their own problems." -- Search for Common Ground website.
DVD
2002; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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Prime Time South Africa: A Selection of Post-Apartheid Television Programs

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Dramas, comedies, game shows and commercials were chosen to demonstrate the variety of ways South African media is now portraying its new, post-apartheid society. Includes episodes from 5 series. Soul City deals with AIDS in a clinic in a South African township. Local Voter is a game show presenting voter education. The Rhythm and Rights series explores political issues from women's rights to unemployment through a fictional community radio station. Generations is a primetime drama set in a Black-owned advertising agency, while Going Up is a situation comedy set in a multiracial law firm.
VHS
1997; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Dancing [electronic resource]

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This eight part series explores dance as of form of communication and expression in a variety of cultural contexts. Examples span the spectrum from staged ballet dancing to urban street dance to traditional myth and ritual. Filmed on location on 5 continents, this production took six years to make. Includes archival film footage.
Online
1993
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While the Sentinel Sleeps

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Documentary on the prevelance of HIV/AIDS in border areas of Nagaland, India and efforts by Church organizations to help them out.
DVD
2006
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)