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61.

Making Mao [electronic resource]

When the Communist Party took over China in 1949, it engineered a massive propaganda campaign to promote a worker's utopia and make Mao Zedong a god. This program examines the creation of the Mao-centered iconography that permeated the visual, performing, and popular arts as China struggled through its brutal metamorphosis into a modern nation. Artists relate the experience of being forced to work in the Soviet-inspired style that fueled the leader's popularity, as the video tracks Mao's image from revolutionary symbol to its appropriation for kitschy pop art.
Online
2009
62.

Tibet [electronic resource]: A Buddhist Trilogy

Hailed for its accurate portrayal of a society whose ancient ways survived intact into the 20th century, this documentary, released in 1979, takes viewers to the heart of an ancient Buddhist culture with an in-depth exploration of Tibetan spirituality and daily life. Segment one, The Dalai Lama, the Monasteries, and the People, begins by observing Tibetan monks engaged in spirited metaphysical debate, revealing the everyday life of the Dalai Lama before he was widely known in the West in his dual role as political leader and spiritual teacher. Segment two, Radiating the Fruit of Truth, moves deeper into the inner world of monastic life, powerfully revealing the essence of tantric Buddhism as it follows the monks of Phulwary Sakya Monastery through their contemplative retreats, the bu [...]
Online
2006
63.

Over the Hill [electronic resource]: Media Impact on Women's Self-Image

In this program Sunny Bergman, a 33-year-old filmmaker, tries and largely fails to rally support for the idea that aging naturally is preferable to Botox and breast implants. Speaking with psychologists, fashion editors, surgeons, and the young women who believe that retouched magazine images are something to emulate, Bergman argues that the media has raised the bar for beauty, working against the efforts of 1970s feminists who encouraged women to accept themselves as they are. The latter portion of the video candidly explores the impact of the porn industry on the rising number of labiaplasties.
Online
2007
64.

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
65.

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)
66.

Gaudí, 1852-1926

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"Antonio Gaudí i Coronet was one of the most brilliant personalities living between the 19th and 20th centuries. A man with a great genius and spirit, a total artist, Gaudí has left the city of Barcelona with a wealth of creations such as Casa Vicens, Palau Güell, Casa Calvet, Parc Güell, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, Sagrada Familia. These are some of the jewels that Producciones Philadelfia now brings to you, presenting the images in a dynamic style and accompanied by a select soundtrack and a personalized narration."--Container.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
67.

Jin Ri Changjiang San Jiao Zhou: One Day in the Yangtze Delta

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Located at the western coast of the Pacific Ocean and the south of the Yangtze River, the Yangtze Delta is composed of fifteen cities in China, including Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. With neighboring areas, diverse cultures, mutually complementary economies, and close relationships among people, the region is descended from the Wu and Yue Culture. The street scenes and people's lives here reflect the unique customs and culture of the south of China. It is also a region with the densest population, fastest economic development, largest economic scale, and most potential for further development. This documentary represents the economic and social development in the region through the activities in one day of several characters living in Yangtze Delta -- Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
68.

Jin Song You Yuan de Duo Yin: Distant Tower Bells

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"Pagodas were first built as places to memorialize and worship the Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. After Buddhism's spread to China, this traditional structure was combined with Chinese architecture to form a distinctive new kind of pagoda native to china. Shanxi Province has long been known as the "Land of Ancient Pagodas," and is still home to 485 ancient pagodas representing a wide spectrum of forms and styles. Pagodas at Buddhist temples and famous sacred mountains not only are beautiful parts of the landscape, they have played important roles in the popularization of Buddhism. Many of the pagodas in Shanxi feature shapes and functions unmatched in all of China" -- Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
69.

Frontline World: Stories From a Small Planet, June 23, 2009

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As the digital television conversion makes tens of millions of analog TVs obsolete and Americans continue to trash old computers and cell phones at alarming rates, FRONTLINE/WORLD presents a global investigation into the dirty secret of the digital age -- the dumping of hundreds of millions of pounds of electronic waste around the world each year. Tracking "e-waste" to the slums of Ghana and the far-off provinces in China, producer/correspondent Peter Klein and his team of graduate journalism students fan out around the world to document the growing impact of this toxic trash on those who desperately scavenge it for precious metals. They also explore the potential threats to privacy, as criminal gangs attempt to harvest data from America's old computers and cell phones and exploit it [...]
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
70.

Secrets Behind Korea's Economic Success

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Features the economic success stories of Korea.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
71.

Voices of the World [electronic resource]: Extinction of Language and Linguistic Diversity

The world is a mosaic of visions, and each vision is encapsulated by a language. Yet every two weeks, one of the world's approximately 6,500 languages dies out. What is the significance of this loss to those who speak the language as well as for the rest of humankind? Why do some languages become global while others disappear? And how are language and identity connected? In this program, linguists David Crystal, Peter Austin, and Jorgen Rischel search for the answers to those and other pressing questions as they investigate the state-and fate-of Livonian, in Latvia; Dogon, in Mali; Mlabri, in Thailand; Changsha Hua and Naqxi, in China; Pitjantjatjara and Pintupi, in Australia; and Tutunaku, in Mexico.
Online
2007; 2005
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Dishonorable Killings [electronic resource]: Punishing the Innocent

The horrific practice of honor killing still prevails in many Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries-and, as this film demonstrates, it is wielded not only against rape victims but also to punish women for simple romantic attachments. Going deep into tribal communities in rural Turkey, the video presents villagers who describe and condone honor killings that have occurred locally. Most chilling is a conversation with a man who murdered his own sister for the family's honor. The documentary also profiles potential victims of honor killing forced into hiding, often as a result of gossip and innuendo among neighbors, as well as critics of the ancient, brutal custom.
Online
2009; 2008
73.

Last Call for Planet Earth [electronic resource]: Sustainable Development and Architecture

Radical changes in building design are needed to protect our fragile planet. This program studies the work of leading architects around the globe, all of whom employ green concepts and eco-friendly materials. Through extensive interviews and detailed visuals, the film provides insight into a wide range of residential and office design innovations-such as green roof technology, geothermal and passive solar energy, counterintuitive use of space, and more. Interviewees include Thom Mayne, Daniel Pearl, Jaime Lerner, Ivan Harbour, Francoise-Helene Jourda, Christoph Ingenhoven, Massimiliano Fuksas, Markku Komonen, Georg Reinberg, Kengo Kuma, and Qingyun Ma.
Online
2009; 2007
74.

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
75.

La Paloma [electronic resource]: History and Mystery of World's Most Popular Song

In Zanzibar they play it at the end of weddings, in Romania at the end of funerals, in Mexico as a protest song, and in Germany as a sailor's lament. Written a century and a half ago by Sebastian Iradier and first performed in Cuba, "La Paloma"-the most frequently played song in the world-has circled the globe like a dove to touch listeners' hearts with longing. Drawing upon insightful expert commentary, moving personal anecdotes, and snippets from dozens of versions of "La Paloma," this program follows the song's trail in an effort to understand its power to enchant so very many people. A mix of music history and ethnomusicology.
Online
2009; 2008
76.

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
77.

The Bitter Taste of Tea [electronic resource]: Journey Into the World of Fair Trade

This program travels to tea estates in Sri Lanka, Kenya, India, and Bangladesh-some traditional, some fair trade-to expose unsafe work environments and labor exploitation. Finding little meaningful difference between fair trade and non-fair trade operations, questions arise: Are fair trade organizations such as the E.U.'s Max Havelaar Foundation being duped by tea growers? Or are growers doing the best they can in a brutal industry and a market that has yet to demand the quantities of fair trade tea that would create meaningful trickle-down profits for their workers? It is left to the viewer to weigh the arguments and decide.
Online
2009; 2008
78.

The Unwinking Gaze [electronic resource]: Inside Story of Dalai Lama's Struggle for Tibet

Filmed over the course of three years, this documentary offers viewers unprecedented access to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his inner circle as they work together to convince the Chinese government of the need for a negotiated settlement on the future of Tibet. The result is a truly unique portrait of a widely revered world leader as he struggles to strike a balance between his spiritual beliefs and the realpolitik required to draw an extremely reluctant China into discussion. The Unwinking Gaze is not three years in the life of the Dalai Lama; it is his life's work condensed into three years.
Online
2009; 2008
79.

Angola [electronic resource]: Curse of Oil

Poverty in Africa reminds us that abundant natural resources don't automatically translate into widespread economic wealth. This program brings home the disturbing reality of daily life in Angola-marked by ramshackle houses, open sewers, and a question that grows louder every day: who benefits from the country's vast oil resources? Outlining the nation's colonial and Cold War traumas, the film examines the civil war between MPLA and UNITA forces and the present-day mismanagement of oil revenues stemming from that conflict. Related topics include China's growing role in the country, the tragedy of child hunger and malnutrition, and Angola's widespread problem of land mine injuries.
Online
2009; 2008
80.

Tuvalu [electronic resource]: Keeping Heads Above Water

Scientists expect the island nation of Tuvalu to disappear into the sea during the next few decades. If that is true, what will become of the country's citizens and its unique South Pacific culture? Should the traumatic task of evacuation begin now, and if so, to where and under what circumstances? This program grapples with those questions by interviewing key figures in Tuvalu's government and populace while presenting compelling scenes of the ongoing environmental calamity. Centered on the main island of Funafuti, the film explores the growing significance of climate change issues in Tuvaluan political life and examines plant species that are dying off due to encroaching sea water-leading to more land erosion.
Online
2009; 2008