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Bananas!*

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Bananas!* is a courtroom drama that examines the intricacies and injustices of the global politics of food by focusing on a landmark and highly controversial legal case pitting a dozen Nicaraguan banana plantation workers against Dole Food Company over the alleged usage of a banned pesticide that causes sterilization. Central to both the film and the case is Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez, a Los Angeles-based personal injury attorney who is facing the biggest and most challenging case of his career. At stake in this case are the futures of generations of workers and their families as well as the culture of multinational business. If successful, the case could rock the economic foundations of Dole and open U.S. courts to other global victims, representing a new day in international justice.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Walker

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The life of William Walker, a 19th century adventurer who abandoned his career in law and politics to become a soldier of fortune and dictator of Nicaragua.
DVD
2007; 1987
Clemons (Stacks)
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Under Fire

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The final days of Somoza's Nicaragua as witnessed and experienced by three American journalists.
DVD
2001; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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The World Stopped Watching

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Peter Raymont's 1987 documentary "The World Is Watching" followed four journalists at work in Nicargua during the height of the Contra war against the Sandinistas. Thirteen years later in "The World Stopped Watching" Raymont follows journalists Bill Gentile and Ry Ryan during their return to Nicaragua to track down the people they interviewed before and learn how the country has meanwhile changed for better or worse.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rosita: A Documentary

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When a nine-year-old Nicaraguan girl becomes pregnant as a result of a rape, her parents--illiterate campesinos working in Costa Rica--seek a legal therapeutic abortion to save their only child's life. Their quest triggers a battle over whose life has precedence, and pits them against the governments of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, the medical establishment, and the Catholic Church. As the story gains international media attention, its repercussions spread across Latin America and Europe.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Destination Nicaragua

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Documents the activities of American volunteers for peace in Nicaragua. Follows a group of Americans organized by the Denver chapter of Witness for Peace as they observe the social and political conditions in Nicaragua and work with Nicaraguan peasants, rebuilding a village destroyed by the contras and providing medical care. Includes interviews with Americans, Nicaraguans, Sandinistas and contras.
VHS
1986
Ivy (By Request)
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War on Nicaragua

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Discusses America's policies that led to the trail of arms and money to support the war in Nicaragua. Shows the effect of the war on the people, their views and the attitude of the Nicaraguan government towards the war. Also comments on events that led to the Iran/Contra affair.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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The Uprising

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A story of one soldier's conflict between his need to serve in the national guard of the dictator Samoza and his father's support of the Sandinistas.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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Oliver North: Memo to History

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Excerpts from the public testimony of Lt. Colonel Oliver North during hearings held July 7-14, 1987 before the two Congressional committees investigating the Iran-Contra affair.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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Alsino y el Condor: Alsino and the Condor

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Set in Nicaragua, this film depicts the clash between Central American governments and Sandinista rebels. It is the story of a boy's dream of flying above the madness of the world around him.
VHS
1986; 1983
Ivy (By Request)
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Nicaragua: For the First Time

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Shows Nicaragua, the political parties and what they stand for, the people, and various events in Nicaragua.
VHS
1986
Ivy (By Request)
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Coffee Break!

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Next to oil, coffee is the most important commodity in the world. Millions of cups are consumed daily around the world. Yet few people know anything about the cost of the product in human and environmental terms. This documentary was filmed during the coffee harvest on a farm near the border between Nicaragua and Honduras. Here the conditions are almost feudal. The work starts at 12:30 at night and continues until six the next evening. On a good day, the best of the pickers can earn up to three dollars, but most of the women and children earn half that much. Children as young as eight are out in the fields to add to their family s income. In addition to the back breaking labor, the workers are exposed to pesticides that are harmful both to themselves and the environment. Even though [...]
Online
1999
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War Babies

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While much attention has been given to the women survivors of wartime rape, this is the first film to focus on the children conceived through such violence. It follows the stories of offspring in Bangladesh, Bosnia, Rwanda and Nicaragua. Ryan was born out of such violence in Bangladesh and adopted in infancy by a Canadian couple. He returns to his country of origin in search of information about his mother and the Pakistani soldier who raped her during Bangladesh's struggle for independence. He worries that he may have inherited an "evil gene" from this father. His mother was one of 250,000 women raped during that war. In Rwanda, Tutsi women are afraid to testify against their attackers for fear of reprisal. One daughter, the child of rape, is adored by her mother because all her oth [...]
Online
2003
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Rights of Passage

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Puberty is one of the most vulnerable times in a girl s life. For young women around the world it is a time of transition, but in societies where women are not valued, puberty can be the beginning of a life of abuse and even early death. Through the stories of four young women coming of age in different parts of the world, Rights of Passage looks at what can be the personal cost of this transition. Filmed with sensitivity in Nicaragua, India, Jamaica and Burkina Faso, it allows the adolescent girls to speak for themselves. Aleyda in Nicaragua is addicted to glue sniffing and is slipping into a life of prostitution; Tarranum in India has been pulled out of school and is waiting to be married off; in Jamaica, Natalyn is fourteen years old and seven months pregnant and Adjara in Burkina [...]
Online
1996
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Central America - Costa Rica and Nicaragua [electronic resource]: Globe Trekker

Neil Gibson travels to Central America to visit the affluent country of Costa Rica and the politically volatile nation of Nicaragua in this Globe Trekker episode. In the Costa Rican capital San Jose, he follows the election, goes dancing at a Merengue club, and visits volunteers battling local poverty. He rides with a Harley tour to a wildlife haven boasting the largest number of different bird species in the world before relaxing near hot volcanic springs, going to a bull fiesta in Liberia, and lounging on the Pacific Coast in Montezuma. In Nicaragua, Neil hunts in the jungle and eats roasted rat for dinner while learning about the revolution. He plays baseball, tastes locally brewed rum, tours a cigar factory in Granada, and visits the Heroes and Martyrs Museum and Peace Park in Ma [...]
Online
1999
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: President Reagan on Nicaragua, 1983

Reagan Press Conference. He talks about the situation in Nicaragua.
Online
1983
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Ballad of the Little Soldier: Where the Green Ants Dream

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Ballad of the little soldier: 1984 documentary about children soldiers in Nicaragua. The film focuses on a group of Miskito Indians who used children soldiers in their resistance against the Sandinistas.; Where the green ants dream: in the Australian desert a land feud between a mining company (which is called Ayers to avoid any legal threats from Nabalco) and the native Aborigines. The Aborigines claim that an area the mining company wishes to work on is the place where green ants dream, and that disturbing them will destroy humanity.
DVDBlu-Ray
2014; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)