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21.

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)
22.

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)
23.

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)
24.

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)
25.

Second Nature

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Contrary to widely-held notions that West Africa's transition zone (one of the world's most ecologically fragile areas) is undergoing rapid deforestation at the hands of local villagers/farmers, two British and one Guinean social anthropologists, after doing much in-depth research in Guinea's Kissidougou prefecture, have shown that local villagers/farmers have been using their skills in transforming savanna to forest, and that, therefore, forest in Kissidougou is actually on the increase.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
26.

Bandits & Backhanders

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Explores some of the ways corruption is systematically destroying India's environment. When there is large scale corruption in the nature management sector, people lose respect for nature over a long time. Takes viewers to look at irrational policies (not based on scientific understanding, but on vested interests) in management of rivers, floods, forests, and urban planning; and demonstrates the results of such distorted practices.
DVD
2005; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
27.

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)
28.

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)
29.

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)
30.

Gypsy Spirit: Harri Stojka : Eine Reise

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"I've always played Gypsy Music, that's what my father taught me. But I would like to know where this music is from". Willing to discover the roots of Gypsy Music, famous Austrian guitarist Harri Stojka goes on a journey to Rajasthan, India, to meet local musicians and play with them. There, he encounters several artists using the most original instruments, and always eager to share the joy of playing. More important, he realizes that the Gypsy spirit is something that brings them together. After all, they speak the same language: the language of music. --; The film follows Viennese-born, jazz and gypsy swing guitarist Harri Stojka, on his journey to India's Rajastan, to uncover the roots of the famed Eastern European Gypsy music, and his return to Austria to perform with some of his [...]
Online
2010
31.

Sacred Echoes: Beneath the Bodhi Tree

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"Bodhgaya - an eternal space where Buddha attained Nirvana. Buddha Charita denotes this space as a corridor of eternity. The documentary fathoms Bodhgaya as a pilgrimage to re-understand the process of awakening even beyond the Bodhi tree. Parallely, the documentary highlights the importance of seven places where Lord Buddha did penace. Those are: (1) Bodhi palankha - the place of enlightenment where Gautam Buddha spent first week beneath the Bodhi tree, (2) Animesa locana - After enlightenment Lord Buddha spent the second week in meditation here gazing unwinking at the Bodhi tree, (3) Cankamana - Buddha spent the third week here walking up and down in meditation, (4) Ratnaghara (the place of basic contemplation) - Lord Buddha spent the fourth week here in meditation reflecting the c [...]
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
32.

Frontline World May 11, 2010: Stories From a Small Planet

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Brazil: As the U.S. Congress considers new legislation that would have them pay for making pollution, American companies are looking to the Brazilian Amazonian rain forest for an increasingly valuable commodity - carbon. But for the locals this means losing access to the forest that they have used for food and other resources for centuries.; Guatemala: The economic impact of an immigration raid at a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa not only has hurt the local economy, but the deported workers and their families in Guatemala.; Uganda. Health officials in Uganda are looking to a new approach to preventing diseases like Ebola and Marburg virus, which can spread from gorillas and other animals to humans.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
33.

The Conquest of Mexico

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An examination of the conquest of the Aztecs by the Spaniards during the sixteenth century.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
34.

Other Andean Civilizations

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This program begins in Piruro, the Yaro City of the Dead, to search for the legendary Gran Pajatén. High-rise tombs, mummified remains, and buildings engineered to withstand earthquakes and enemy armies are among reminders of civilizations long gone. The climax occurs at the largest Indian festival in the Andes.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
35.

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)
36.

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)
37.

The Stakes of Islam [electronic resource]

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Documents how life, especially religious life for Muslims, has changed in Central Asia's Fergana Valley since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Online
2002; 2001
38.

Darfur Now: Six Stories, One Hope

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Follows the story of six people who are determined to end the sufferings in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur. The six - an American activist, an international prosecutor, a Sudanese rebel, a sheikh, a leader of the World Food Program and an internationally known actor - demonstrate the power of how one individual can create extraordinary changes.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
39.

Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made

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Samuel Fuller and Jim Jarmusch visit Villa Santa Isabel on Bananal Island, in Brazil's Amazon Rain Forest, forty years after Fuller was there scouting locations and shooting footage for an action-adventure film that was never made. "Stunning footage of the region and its inhabitants, the Karajá Indians."
DVD
2004; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)