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Dam/Age: A Film With Arundhati Roy

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Traces writer Arundhati Roy's bold and controversial campaign against the Narmada Valley dam project in India, a massive undertaking that would drown fertile farmlands and displace over a million people. Follows the events that led to her arrest for contempt of court.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Buying the Spirit [electronic resource]

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This powerful documentary presents a sympathetic view of voodooism in Haiti delving into the hidden world of voodoo practitioners and offering unique insight into a frequently misunderstood religion. Haitians turn to secret voodoo societies for support and protection and some to gain wealth and power. The stories offered here present an objective view of a religion that is important to so many and often maligned.
Online
2004
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Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra, Ghana

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Hallelujah!: Legendary drummer Ghanaba and the Winneba Youth Choir perform Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. Also includes a conversation with Ghanaba about Africa, jazz, and European music.; Accra Trane Station: "Nii Noi Nortey, afrifone instrument inventor and sound sculptor, and experimental percussionist Nii Otoo Annan present the African legacy of John Coltrane"--Container.; A por por funeral for Ashirifie: In March 2008 the La Drivers Union Por Por Group lost one of its members. The film documents the funeral performed and discusses Por Por's relation to the New Orleans jazz funeral.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Blue Gold: World Water Wars

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"Wars of the future will be fought over water, as they are today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Will ours too?"--Container.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Trading Women

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"Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie, the documentary investigates the trade in minority girls and women from the hill tribes of Burma, Laos and China, into the Thai sex industry. Filmed on location in China, Thailand and Burma, Trading Women follows the trade of women in all its complexity, entering the worlds of brothel owners, trafficked girls, voluntary sex-workers, corrupt police and anxious politicians. The film also explores the international community's response to the issue"--www.der.org (viewed May 7, 2007).
DVD
2007; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Where Do I Stand?

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'When xenophobic attacks broke out across South Africa in 2008, many were shocked by a violence that felt like a violation of the principles of their democratic nation. Where Do I Stand? is a window into the lives of seven young people grappling with their actions during and after this violence. They include a Rwandan refugee, a girl wrestling with the reality of foreigners in her township, a boy facing calls of cowardice, a girl whose family sheltered their Malawian gardener. This violence was another challenge to a country still struggling with the legacy of apartheid -- poverty, unemployment, racial divisions. Where Do I Stand? captures the optimistic voices of youth struggling with their experiences and carving out their own places in this complex nation"--Internet movie database.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Galaxy Quest

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The unemployed actors of the Galaxy Quest television series are reduced to convention appearances and store openings. But when a distressed interstellar cadre of benevolent aliens beam Jason Nesmith and his crew of has-beens onto their ship, they have the misguided hope that these 'historical documents' can defeat a genocidal space warlord.
DVD
2009; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sixteen Decisions

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Examines the social charter of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and the 16 principles which undergird its success by examining the life of Selina, one of the 2.4 million Bangladeshi women building stronger rural economies through microcredit lending.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Living With Refugees

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"Journalist Sorious Samura returns to Africa once again to discover the realities of being one of Darfur's countless refugees. More than a million people have been forced to flee their homes by militia attacks on the province in western Sudan. Tens of thousands have been killed. Samura spends a month living as a refugee with one family as they travel from the Sudanese border to a refugee camp in Chad. Sharing with them the insecurities of life far from home in an environment that provides no guarantee of food or shelter, even from the aid agencies, he gains a unique insight into what it really means to be a refugee"--Container.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Woman the Toolmaker: Hideworking and Stone Tool Use in Konso, Ethiopia

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"Portrays the remarkable lives of a group of Konso hide workers from southern Ethiopia who may be the last people in the world to make and use flaked stone tools regularly. Unlike the 'man the toolmaker' stereotype, most Konso hide workers are women who learn their skills from female relatives. This ethnoarchaeological film shows the complete life cycle of making and using flaked stone artifacts, including scraping hides to produce soft leather products for bedding, bags, drums and even ritual clothing, and the processes of collecting, working, heat-treating, resharpening, recycling, and discarding stone scrapers"--Container.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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One Day the Heart Opens

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A concert in David's Tower, Jerusalem featuring musical ensembles from Persia, India, Iraq, Ethiopia, Kurdistan, Georgia and Tajikistan performing on authentic instruments.
DVD
2008; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Secret Mecca

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"This program traces the progress of a group of pilgrims ... They spend 15 days travelling from Jedda, their entryway into Saudi Arabia, to Medina, Mecca, Mount Arafat, and Mina. A thorough background on Mohammed and his teachings is provided as well"--Container.
DVD
2006; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Africa: War Is Business

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"This program explores the role of international business interests in fomenting rebellion and arming renegade military forces across the African continent" -- Container.
DVD
2008; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Toward Jerusalem

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"This video focuses on the varied musical work of seven ethnic groups of instrumentalists and singers from around Israel who gather together in order to perform for and meet one another. ... The video features music ensembles from Persia, India, Iraq, Ethiopia, Kurdistan, Georgia and Tajikistan."
DVD
2008; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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Imaginary Muslims: And Other Perfect Strangers

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"Neo-psychedelic experimental animation featuring archival imagery of the Mid East, Islam, Arabs, Jews, Indians, Masons & other perfect strangers from the American amnesia. Produced from thousands of images & films. Composed to original worldedge music" -- Container.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Looking for an Icon

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Looking for an icon examines the process by which photos become icons, revealing that once a photo is published, social forces are at work beyond the photographer's control. The film focuses on four World Press Photo winners.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

The Day I Will Never Forget

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This film examines the practice of female genital mutilation in Kenya and the pioneering African women who are bravely reversing the tradition. Women speak candidly about the practice and explain its cultural significance within Kenyan society. From gripping testimonials by young women who share the painful aftermath of their trauma to interviews with elderly matriarchs who stubbornly stand behind the practice, the filmmaker paints a complex portrait of the current polemics and conflicts that have allowed this procedure to exist well into modern times.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Land of the Morning Star

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The western half of the island of New Guinea has been known by many names including Netherlands New Guinea, West Papua, Irian Jaya and Papua. This documentary reveals the rich and turbulent history of a troubled country, swept up in the power-play of international politics. Using current and historical film clips, it highlights the role of the Netherlands, the United States, Australia, Indonesia and the UN at crucial points in the country's history. Includes interviews with exiled political leader Clemens Runaweri, among others.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Dam/Age: A Film With Arundhati Roy

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The story of the events that led to the arrest of author Arundhati Roy in India for contempt of court.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Elephant People

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This film discusses the difficulties of the farmers and herders who live near national parks and sanctuaries in various African countries (i.e. Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa). Groups of elephants leave the parks to forage and graze, thereby destroying the farmers' fields and homes in the process; family members are sometimes injured or killed, forced to give up their homes and small plots of land, relocated to areas with poor soil and little water or vegetation, or remain and try to scrape together a meager living. Some people are participating in different programs such as CAMPFIRE (Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources) which sometimes help them regain some measure of economic power and control.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)