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1.

The Price of Sex

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This inquiry into a dark side of immigration reveals the experiences of Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad. Mimi Chakarova traveled from post-communist Eastern Europe to Turkey, Greece, and Dubai to uncover the harrowing personal accounts of women trafficked into modern-day sexual slavery.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rick Steves': Eastern Europe 2000-2012

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Includes all 8 half-hour Rick Steves' Europe TV shows on Eastern Europe, airing from 2000 to 2012. The shows featured are: Prague and Czech Republic; Czech Republic Beyond Prague; Poland: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw; Budapest; Croatia; Best of Slovenia; Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips; and Surprising Bulgaria.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

D'Est

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Filmmaker Akerman makes a voyage from East Germany, across Poland and the Baltics, to Moscow, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Bloc.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

The Zookeeper

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A city zoo in an eastern European country is abandoned when war ravages the city. Ludovic, a cynical ex-communist with a troubled past, and the vet decide to stay and take care of the animals despite the bombing and lack of supplies. Partisans soon take the Indian vet away, leaving Ludovic alone to take care of the animals. That is, until he discovers a wounded 10-year old boy hiding in the compound.
DVD
2010; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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All Boys

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Documents the rise of the gay adult film industry in Eastern Europe.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ashkenaz: The Music of the Jews From Eastern Europe

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Examines the music of East European Jews, including Yiddish folksongs, liturgical music of the synagogue, Klezmer melodies and Yiddish theater tunes. Features performances and rare vintage archival footage of Jewish life in Eastern Europe prior to World War II.
DVD
1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kitka & Davka in Concert: Old and New World Jewish Music

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A live collaborative performance by female vocal ensemble Kitka & instrumental jazz band Davka, consisting of Jewish & Jewish-influenced folk music in a variety of languages.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Singing Blacksmith: Yankl Der Shmid

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Yankel drinks too much and womanizes too much, but, when he finally meets a woman who appears to change all that, it may not really be the end to his high living after all.
DVD
2005; 1938; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Last Klezmer: Leopold Kozlowski, His Life and Music

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Yale Strom traveled to Eastern Europe to search for remnants of klezmer music (Jewish folk melodies) that survived the Holocaust such as recordings, sheet music and klezmer musicians. In this program he interviews and travels with Leopold Kozlowski, the last klezmer, who grew up in the tradition.
VHS
1996; 1994
Ivy (By Request)
10.

East Side Story

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A delirious documentary that unveils a part of film history until now unknown in the west: Soviet and eastern bloc communist musicals. Featuring hearty peasants and workers singing and dancing their way through fields and factories, these Hollywood-style musicals interpret American escapism in socialist terms.
DVD
2000; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

The Romany Trail: Part Two Gypsy Music Into Europe

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Part two of this two part program takes you to India to find what are believed to be the original gypsy families whose descendents migrated across the Middle East to Africa and Europe. In India, the clans are there, many with the same family names as European gypsies. Then travel to Eastern Europe, among the oppressed gypsy communites of then-Communist Europe, into workers' hostels, private homes, and community streets where gypsies are found.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
12.

At the Crossroads: Jews in Eastern Europe Today

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Jewish people maintaining their culture in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia in 1989.
VHS
1997; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Black Triangle

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A pollution problem of major proportion is now surfacing in the "black triangle" where Poland, Czechoslovakia and Germany meet. Eastern Germany has Europe's biggest concentration of uranium mines outlined by slag heaps which loom over the local towns. In northern Czechoslovakia vast open coal mines stretch as far as the eye can see. Power stations emit thick sulphurous smoke, defoliating the forests. The toll on the health of people in the neighboring towns is staggering. One in ten children is born with a birth defect. Although people are now able to express their opposition to dangerous practices, there are no easy solutions to meeting energy needs while safeguarding the environment.
Online
1992
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The Mighty Fistful [electronic resource]

Until the 19th century, fashionable Russian audiences preferred Western music. Then came Glinka, Balakirev, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Scriabin, and Tchaikovsky. This program covers the distance from folk tradition to the founding of the Russian style of music by Glinka. Performers include James Galway, Osipov's Balalaika Orchestra, and the Kirov, Bolshoi, and Royal Ballets. Contents include excerpts from: Glinka's Russlan and Ludmilla Overture; Tcheshnikov's Let Us Give Prayer; Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Coronation Scene; Borodin's Quartet No. 2 in D Major; Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee, A Bride for the Czar; Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Swan Lake, Symphony No. 6 ('Pathetique'); Scriabin's Prometheus; Stravinsky's The Firebird.
Online
1982
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The Turn of the Century [electronic resource]

As we move into the 20th century, music is in transition from Romanticism to Modernism, from self-expression to Realism-or to the attempt to escape from reality to bygone eras. Performers include James Galway and the Vienna Philharmonic under Bernstein, Bohm, and von Karajan. Contents include excerpts from: Puccini's Madama Butterfly; Debussy's Syrinx, La Mer; Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde; Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht; Wagner's Prelude to Tristan und Isolde; Berg's String Quartet; Richard Strauss' Til Eulenspiegel, Salome; Mahler's Symphony No. 10.
Online
1982
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Riots in Eastern Europe, ca. 1956

Polish rioting, mixed with 1953 East German riots and Soviet tanks
Online
1956
17.

Breaking the Silence [electronic resource]: Women's Reproductive Rights in Central and Eastern Europe

While independence from communist rule brought certain freedoms to Central and Eastern Europe, newly-liberated republics actually began reversing their citizens' reproductive rights. A 1956 Polish resolution that had legalized abortion was overturned in 1989; contraceptives and sex education were also banned. Similar restrictions sprang up in Lithuania, Slovakia, Moldova, Georgia, and the Ukraine-even women with dangerous pregnancies were now forced to give birth or seek unsafe, underground abortions. In this program, women from Central and Eastern Europe discuss their personal struggles for reproductive rights and discuss the role played by a patriarchal culture in stigmatizing sexual issues.
Online
2007
18.

Eastern Europe [electronic resource]: 1939-1953

The events leading up to World War II had a devastating political and economic effect on Eastern Europe, as did the rise of Stalin and the thirst for empire of the Soviet Union. This program traces how both Hitler's and Stalin's quests for power left this vulnerable area of the world permanently destabilized. Topics include the invasion of Poland by Germany; intrigues and internal politics of the Balkan States; declaration of Croatian independence; the war between Russia and Germany; the Warsaw Ghetto; Marshal Tito and the Anti-Fascist Liberation Council; the battle for Stalingrad; American intervention; the Slavic resistance movement; the Yalta Conference; the Potsdam Conference; the Communist takeover; Tito's break with Moscow; and closing of the Iron Curtain.
Online
1991
19.

Eastern Europe [electronic resource]: 1953-1991

This program begins with the death of Stalin, which precipitated a rash of political intrigues in the Balkans, and ends with the fall of Communism. Topics include the rise of Nikita Khrushchev; the 1956 Polish Workers Revolt; the liberation of Cardinal Wyszynski; the Hungarian Revolt; the rise of Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania; Tito's socialism; the Czechoslovakian Revolution; the death of Tito; the Helsinki Conference; Lech Walesa and the Polish miners' strike; Gorbachev and perestroika; and the rise of democracy.
Online
1991
20.

The Fall of Communism

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Provides a brief history of the creation and growth of the Soviet empire followed by a survey events that occurred in 1989 and 1990 in the nations of eastern Europe and within some republics of the Soviet Union using new stories broadcast by ABC. Describes each country's efforts to revitalize its economy and democratize its institutions and then examines the impact of these changes.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)