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Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

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Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy--a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Protection: Men and Condoms in the Time of HIV and AIDS

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A film about men and condoms in the time of HIV and AIDS; a resource to stir discussion about the significance of condoms in your ongoing HIV-prevention initiatives.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pushing the Elephant

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"Pushing the Elephant tells the extraordinary story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated by civil war. In the late 1990s, Rose Mapendo lost everything to the violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo. She emerged from the suffering advocating peace and reconciliation. But after helping numerous victims to rebuild their lives, there is one person Rose must still teach to forgive - her daughter Nangabire."--IMDb.com.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Last Survivor: Four Tragedies, Four Journeys, One Purpose

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A documentary that explores the idea of genocide in the 21st century. Follows the lives of survivors of four different genocides (The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo). Presents the stories of survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate and inspire a civic response to mass atrocity crimes.
DVD
2011
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A Place Without People

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"A film about how the local population of Tanzania has been evicted to make way for the creation of the world?s most famous nature reserves. Set in the famous Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater, the film explores how the parks came to be and how western perceptions about nature radically altered both the East African landscape and society. The film focuses on the people who "shouldn't be there", not only because their voices are rarely heard but also because they are still being antagonised and excluded, while the tourist industry is rapidly depleting the area's natural resources." -- Fest21 website.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Africa Rising: The Grassroots Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation

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Depicts the efforts of African political activists to end the practice of female genital mutilation in Africa.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Good Fortune

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UN Habitat promises better housing to residents of the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Meanwhile in the Kenyan countryside, Dominion Farms, a private U.S. company, hopes to elevate the local standard of living by converting pastures and farmland into rice fields. By taking their camera directly to the communities affected by these two ambitious development projects, the filmmakers discover what these do-gooder institutions can't seem to, why their presence is unwelcome by the very people they are trying to help.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Greatest Silence: Rape in Congo

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Since 1998 a brutal war has ravaged the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing over 4 million people and resulting in many tens of thousands of women and girls being systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. Until now, their stories have never been told to the world.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lost Boys of Sudan

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Follows two teenage South Sudanese boys, orphaned by their war torn country, who left one life behind and traveled to the United States looking for a safer environment and learning to cope with the unfamiliar complexities of contemporary American society.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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I Have a Problem, Madam

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A fascinating glimpse into a society where women are only now beginning to be heard in a traditionally male culture. Run by female lawyers, FIDA-Uganda has set up several legal aid centers for women in domestic trouble. With the help of a weekly radio show, the centers fill daily with women waiting to tell their stories. FIDA lawyers attempt to reconcile the women and their men in face to face meetings, even if it means traveling to isolated villages. The attitudes of both men and women are beginning to change, but this slow process sometimes leads to conflicts between offical and traditional law.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Wavumba: The Man Who Believes in His Stories

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A Dutch, Kenyon-raised filmmaker seeks out the magical stories of his Kenyan childhood. Villagers and shamans tell ritual stories and tales of sea spirits, and the filmmaker follows Masoud, a legendary Kenyan fisherman known for catching giant sharks in his bare hands, while the two row out to sea, as Masoud tells his fish tales, discusses fishing techniques and flora and fauna, and becomes a guide to an intangible spirit world as they explore the holy islands, resting place of the spirits.
Online
2012