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1.

Earth

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A romantic drama set in 1947 in Lahore before India and Pakistan became independent, where Hindu, Sikh, Parsee, and Muslim share a peaceful co-existence. Events are seen from the point of view of eight-year-old Lenny, a girl from an affluent Parsee family. Lenny's nanny, Shantya, is involved with the Muslim Masseur. When a train of Muslims arrives at the local depot and all the passengers are found murdered, the various sects turn against each other, and the city is soon aflame.
DVD
2003; 1999
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aliens beam Jason Nesmith and his crew of has-beens onto their ship, they have the misguided hope that these 'historical documents' can defeat a genocidal space warlord.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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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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Chronicle of a Savanna Marriage

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A unique view of the life and culture of the Masai. For 15 years, the filmmaker monitored Nayiani's life, a Masai on the savanna of southern Kenya. The story begins in 1979 when Nayiani is 14, and has been promised in marriage to the son of her father's good friend. Nayiani undergoes circumcision, a procedure that both boys and girls go through to be considered adults. As time passes, Nayiani adjusts to her new home, and to her husband's additional wives.
DVD
1984
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)
6.

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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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)
10.

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)
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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)
13.

Imbalu: Ritual of Manhood of the Bagisu of Uganda

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This video follows two adolescent Bagisu men as they prepare for the ritual of "imbalu", or circumcision. Done in the tradition of their ancestors, imbalu signals the passage from childhood into manhood.
VHS
1989; 1968
Ivy (By Request)
14.

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.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Life Under Wildlife

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A film on the conflict between man and the animal when traditional tribal communities of the forests are evicted and rehabilitated to inhospitable terrains in the name of protecting the wildlife. This film includes case studies of the situation in the Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka and the Rajaji National Park in Uttar Pradesh.
DVD
2005; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shattered Dreams of Peace: The Road From Oslo

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"In 2000, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were on the brink of reaching a peace agreement. Within weeks, however, the peace process had collapsed. What went wrong? As the Middle East continues to erupt in violence between Israelis and Palestinians, Frontline examines the faltering, frustrating quest for peace."--Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Flames in the Forest

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Since the 1950's, the Amazon Indians of eastern Ecuador have bitterly resisted the invasion of international oil companies which, with the encouragement of the Ecuadorian government, seek to use the resource-rich region for intensive oil production.
VHS
1992; 1991
Ivy (By Request)
18.

The Tree of Iron

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Documents archaeological work on ancient civilization in Africa. It also deals with an African iron smelting. The tree in the film's title refers to an enormous tree of great antiquity that is the symbolic center of Haya iron production. Set in Tanzania, East Africa.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation

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Program chronicles the division of Yugoslavia and the subsequent war.
VHS
1996; 1995
Ivy (By Request)