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Global Conflict [electronic resource]

This program-a valuable tool for introducing the concepts of energy security, antiterrorism, and managing change at the global level-identifies the roots of violent conflict by way of specific examples. Through discussion of territorial conflicts (India/Pakistan, Israel/PLO), genocides (Rwanda, Srebrenica), terrorism (al Qaeda, IRA, ETA), and hybridized violence such as that found in Sudan, Global Conflict makes the case that an understanding of the sources of conflict, combined with the free exchange of information internationally, is the key to reducing strife at all levels.
2010; 2009

Consequences of Conflict [electronic resource]

The consequences of armed conflict are complex and long-lasting. Using Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan as points of departure, this program examines some of the economic, environmental, and social impacts of conflicts at the national and international levels. Topics include the pernicious phenomenon of child soldiers; the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons; thorny issues related to aid money and international assistance; the enduring scars of war on the landscape; the repercussions of ruined infrastructural elements such as power grids; and the unquantifiable losses-the what-could-have-beens-that inevitably occur when a nation's money is diverted from education and health care.
2010; 2009

Reunion [electronic resource]: Dialog and Reconciliation in Kosovo

Shortly before the NATO bombing of Kosovo in 1999, young Serbs and Albanians sat down together with one bold, improbable goal: creating a constructive cross-cultural dialog. Produced ten years later, this follow-up documentary features the participants meeting once again-an encounter in which traumatic stories are shared, grievances and sympathies are exchanged, and the roles of victim and oppressor become difficult to assign. The expertise of the Nansen Dialog Network, a Norway-based organization that helps disparate groups explore reconciliation and conflict-resolution strategies, plays a significant role in the meetings and the film.

Give Us the Money [electronic resource]: How Do You Change the World?

From Live Aid to Drop the Debt, celebrities have become warriors in the fight against poverty. But have their efforts really made a difference? In this program, Bob Geldof, Bono, and Bill Gates speak candidly about the lobbying, strategizing, and backroom deals involved in their decades of activism, and about the valuable political currency of being a star. The video goes behind the scenes of some humanitarian crusades associated with rock musicians, including Bono's advocacy for debt relief and Geldof's Make Poverty History coalition, and investigates the successes, challenges, and legacies of these campaigns. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online.

Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Prevention of Violence [electronic resource]: The UN in Action

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud, members of the International Psychoanalytical Association and of several non-governmental organizations convened a UN conference to discuss the transmission of prejudice from one generation to the next. This program features notable segments of the 2006 IPA-UN Conference, providing an inside view of efforts to achieve world peace without the use of force. Topics include the influence of culture and trauma in perpetuating violence; the relationship between war, trauma, and the family; the distinction between trans- and intergenerational transmission of trauma; and specific steps that can be taken to break the cycle of intergenerational prejudice.

Diary of a Student Revolution

This program reveals the views and actions of two opponents: The radical student group staging a protest over the issue of on-campus industrial recruitment and the college president. A film crew follows the student group and the president throughout the 10-day demonstration.
2017; 1969

Hope Against Hopeless

The video deals with the causes that provoke the refugee ‘waves’ and the trespass of Human Rights. It aims to shed light at the illegal movement of immigrants and refugees from Syria to Turkey and later on into Cyprus. Shocking images of immigrants at the borders of Syria and Iraq oscillate between hope and hopelessness. The political position of Turkey, the position of the International Amnesty and the never ending struggle of people striving for a better quality of life are some of the major issues touched by this documentary.
2017; 2014


Exodus documents the journey of Syrian refugees as they cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey into Greece. In the winter of 2015, over three thousand refugees attempted this treacherous crossing everyday, all in hope of seeking asylum in the European Union. It’s a life and death gamble that they are willing to take, all for a chance at a new life away from their war-torn homeland.
2017; 2016

The Day the '60s Died

The Day the 60s Died chronicles May 1970, the month in which four students were shot dead at Kent State. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War. From college campuses, to the jungles of Cambodia, to the Nixon White House, The Day the 60s Died takes us back into that turbulent spring 45 years ago.
2017; 2015

Out of the Shadows (Part 1)

The series begins at a turning point in American history: the Selma marches and Watts riots that marked a new phase in the black struggle. Gates explores the rising call for Black Power, redefining American culture, politics, and society.
2018; 2016

Move on Up (Part 2)

The second hour dramatizes the diverging paths for African Americans and outbursts of white backlash that emerged in the 1970s and early '80s. Gates explores how African Americans found a new source of hope from the creation of hip-hop.
2018; 2016

Keep Your Head Up (Part 3)

The third hour reveals profound fissures within the country-and within black America-that deepened through the 1980s and '90s, just as African Americans were becoming more visible than ever.
2018; 2016

1968: A Year of War, Turmoil & Beyond

In January 1968, a surprise attack by the North Vietnamese, known as the Tet Offensive, convinced many Americans that the war was not going to end very soon. Large scale opposition flared against theJohnson administration and its policies. Federal troops put down race riots while bitter protests erupted on campuses in the USA. In Paris that May, there was a "social revolution". In Germany, a student movement driven by Rudi Dutschke reached fever pitch. The optimistic "Prague Spring" provided fuel for the Soviet invasion later in the year. Two extraordinary champions for change, Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, were both brutally assassinated. The Mexico Olympics provided a big moment for 1968 with Tommie Smith and John Carlos' black gloved fists at the ceremonies [...]