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La Permanence =: On Call

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"We find ourselves in the walk-in healthcare centre at the Avicenne Hospital in Bobigny, close to the Parisian suburbs, and that's the world that we see paraded before our eyes, a world of suffering, a world of migrants with physical and psychological injuries intensified by their journeys to France and the extreme precariousness of their daily lives. Within the confined microcosm of a single room, a general practitioner, aided by a psychiatrist, tries, under no illusion, to repair bodies and minds." -- Container.
DVD
2018; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Chat du Rabbin =: The Rabbi's Cat

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A cat belonging to a widowed Rabbi and his beautiful daughter eats the family parrot and miraculously gains the ability to speak. Along with the power of speech comes unparalleled sardonic wit, and the cat spares no group or individual as he skewers faith, tradition and authority. The delivery of a box from Russia further complicates things when a painter is discovered inside, more dead than alive. He is on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city in Africa.
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Rohna Disaster: WWII's Secret Tragedy

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"The British troopship Rohna was sunk off the coast of Algeria on November 26, 1943, killing 1,138 people, including 1,015 U.S. American soldiers--the greatest loss of troops at sea in U.S. history"--Publisher's website.
DVD
2001; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Allied

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The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
DVD
2017; 2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The World at War

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"An extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war's pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants - from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines - and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience."--Container.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Desert Victory

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"The Allied campaign to drive Germany and Italy from North Africa is analysed, with the major portion of the film examining the battles at El Alamein, including a re-enactment." -- Container.
DVD
2009; 1943
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rendition

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The policy of "extraordinary rendition" began under the Clinton administration and accelerated after September 11, 2001. The policy allows for the handing over of suspected terrorists to countries that use torture as an interrogation tool. Anwar El-Ibrahimi is an Egyptian-born man who disappears on a flight from Africa to Washington, DC. He is sent to a North African country where torture is practiced and the CIA gives approval. Anwar's pregnant American-born wife wants to know what happened to her husband. A reluctant CIA agent begins to question his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation. A severe interrogator plys his trade on Anwar while a U.S. terrorism honcho is willing to turn a blind eye to the unpleasantness, especially if it stops a terrorist attack.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Maghreb: Mogador

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Travel from Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast, to Casablanca, the cosmopolitan city of Morocco, where we visit the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, the largest in the country. It is the only mosque that can be visited by non-Muslims.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bitter Victory

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Captain Leith and Major Brand are a pair of British Army officers assigned to execute a daring commando raid on the Libyan stronghold of General Rommel. Once the mission is underway, Leith must save the day when Brand's cowardice is revealed, thus putting the mission and the lives of the men in jeopardy. As they struggle through the wastes of the Sahara we learn who will live, who will die and what is the price of glory.
DVD
2005; 1957
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Desert: The War in North Africa

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The war in North Africa takes the best part of three years and is fought and refought over the same 600 miles of desert between Alexandria in Egypt and Benghazi in Cyrenaica (Libya) before Montgomery's "Desert Rats" defeat Rommel's Afrika Korps at El Alamein. The Germans are driven from North Africa and the way seems clear to the underbelly of Europe, Italy. Includes documentary footage and interviews with persons involved.
VHS
1981
Ivy (By Request)
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A Matter of Time: The Jews of North Africa in World War II

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These two films tell, for the first time, the story of the Jewish communities of North Africa (Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco) during World War II. Extensive archival footage brings the history of this period to life. Stories from the survivors, now elderly, reveal how, had fate not intervened, it was only "a matter of time" until they would share the fate of their co-religionists in Europe. Part I - From Tripoli to Bergen Belsen. The Jews of Libya, an Italian colony, had maintained their traditions, more so than the Jews of Italy who had assimilated. The survivors tell of the impact of Italian-imposed racial laws, property confiscation, and the separation of the Jews from the rest of the community. Somehow they maintained their spirit and will to survive. But a few hundred were [...]
Online
2002
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North Africa, the Desert War

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Online
1985
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Relative Values [electronic resource]

In Tunisia, a home for the elderly is quite unusual since most older people are automatically cared for by their families. This program explores how Tunisia, both as a state and a culture, negotiates the task of providing for its growing senior population, a task many Tunisians see as illustrative of key differences between European and Arab values. Along with a tour of a home for the elderly in Tunis, the program canvasses the views of younger people who are now responsible for the well-being of parents or grandparents. A United Nations Production.
Online
2006; 2001
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Mauritania [electronic resource]: Health Care for Pregnant Women

Each year, some 800 women in Mauritania die during childbirth. The country's mortality rate for children under age five is also alarmingly high-approximately 14,500 deaths annually. This program follows Mauritania's struggle to meet national objectives established with guidance from the United Nations-aiming at a 75-percent drop in maternal deaths and a 66-percent drop in child mortality by the year 2015. The film visits a badly equipped, severely understaffed gynecological health center in Kiffa; another in Sebkha, which has a new ultrasound machine but only intermittent electrical power; and an outreach team working in rural areas, where an innovative obstetrical health care program is gradually making a difference.
Online
2010; 2009
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Senegal, Tunisia, and Laos [electronic resource]: The Private Sector in Economic Growth

Does the future of capitalism favor the global corporations of the West-or small, competitive businesses that are homegrown in the developing world? This program offers valuable case studies that clearly illustrate both the challenges and the enormous potential of non-Western entrepreneurship. In Senegal, plastics manufacturer SIMPA has obtained funding for equipment upgrades and employee training, while clothing designer Kali Abu Sol has opened a Dakar boutique and is moving full steam toward international recognition. The film's Tunisia segment features the Hannibal Clinic, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center, and the Laos portion covers fair trade measures for boosting coffee production, quality, and profitability.
Online
2010; 2009
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Nubia [electronic resource]

Once rivals and even rulers of Ancient Egypt, Nubian kingdoms dominated the eastern Sahara for millennia. In this program art historian Gus Casely-Hayford tours the ruins of Kerma and Meroe, two of Nubia's great capitals, to examine some of the cultural treasures these complex civilizations left behind: the remains of a vast worship center built 4,000 years ago, a temple to the god Amun, statues of the black pharaohs who founded Egypt's 25th Dynasty, and the spectacular group of more than 200 pyramids spread around the holy mountain of Jabel Barkal. Casely-Hayford also views a Neolithic rock art site, chants with mystics at a Sufi shrine, and visits Sudanese artisans to tell the story of a heritage that has stretched from prehistory to the modern day.
Online
2011; 2009
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The Shilluk [electronic resource]: Disappearing World

In the 16th century, a man called Nyikang conquered a narrow strip of land along the Nile River. According to local history, he united the various groups living there into one people, who became known as the Shilluk. While their territory is now part of modern Sudan, the Nyikang dynasty still rules from the royal capital of Pacodo. This 1975 film documents the thousand-mile journey along the Nile Valley that transpired when the 32nd king of the Shilluk died, involving two months of rites, mock battles, and celebrations that make up the coronation of the new king, or "reth," around whom Shilluk life revolves. Although downgraded by the central government to the level of local magistrate, the reth is still the divine incarnation of the identity of the Shilluk people.
Online
1976
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Libya [electronic resource]: Benghazi Rising

Through personal testimony by the people of Benghazi, this program traces Libya's participation in the Arab Spring uprisings, capturing the inspiring story of how unarmed citizens brought down Muammar Gaddafi's repressive regime. The film explains key incidents in the Benghazi revolt, which began when citizens protested the arrest of a lawyer who had been advocating for the 1,200 people massacred without explanation at Abu Salim prison. From the chanting demonstrators holding aloft pictures of Abu Salim's missing and dead to the Facebook activists and the establishment of a free press, the documentary puts an exuberant human face on the historic events of February 2011 and in the months afterwards in Eastern Libya.
Online
2011
20.

Sudan in Crisis [electronic resource]

The hostilities ripping apart the Sudanese region of Darfur have created a humanitarian crisis which the international community is only beginning to address. This ABC News program serves as a starting point for analyzing the situation, shedding light on how the conflict spiraled out of control and led to the deaths of thousands and the displacement of far more. Focusing on the efforts of relief organizations to shelter, feed, and care for a tidal wave of refugees-and the political, logistical, and geographic obstacles that have made such efforts nearly impossible-the video assesses the accuracy of the term "genocide" in describing the conflict's ethnically driven atrocities.
Online
2006; 2004