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Global Industrialization [electronic resource]

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Views the Industrial Revolution from a global point of view linking Cuba, Uruguay, Europe and Japan in an examination of the impact of Industry on trade, environment, culture, technology and lives around the world. Historian Jerry H. Bentley argues that the Industrial Revolution, rather than being purely a European process, was actually a global affair that drew on resources from all parts of the world.
Online
2004
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Deserts [electronic resource]: Global Environments

Global warming is bad news - unless, of course, you're accustomed to life in the desert. Arid environments, which already cover one third of the Earth's land mass, are growing at an alarming rate, which means that they could conceivably become the new normal. In the next few decades, up to 35 percent of the world's terrain faces desertification with the lives and livelihoods of millions, if not billions, in jeopardy. Examining the dramatic changes in store for our planet, this program looks at what the global community should be doing to prepare, what actions are currently being taken, and how cultures which have thrived for centuries in extremely dry locations are passing on a range of skills and traditions designed to help cope with the "arid" life. Can this undervalued knowledge e [...]
Online
2007
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Tristram Stuary - the Global Food Waste Scandal

Western countries throw out nearly half of their food - not because it's inedible, but because it doesn't look appealing. In this TEDTalk, author and activist Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Daphne Bavelier - Your Brain on Video Games

How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Watch this TEDTalk featuring cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games-even action-packed shooter games-can help us learn, focus, and, fascinatingly, multitask.
Online
2012
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This Space Available [electronic resource]: Outdoor Advertising and the Fight Against Visual Pollution

With billboards choking cityscapes around the world, a global grassroots movement has sprouted that is uniting concerned citizens with visionary politicians, enlightened business leaders, and outraged street artists in a fight against visual pollution. This Space Available explores efforts to reclaim commercially usurped public spaces as it takes an incisive look at the differences between the Baby Boomer generation, which spawned the excess in advertising, and today's young adults-the most marketed-to generation in history. Complex issues of economics, urban development, public space, aesthetics, and more are confronted as the documentary grapples with the question of who public space is for.
Online
2011
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Land of the Dogon [electronic resource]: World Heritage in Peril

With its traditional peak-roofed huts nestled along the Cliff of Bandiagara, the Dogon people's homeland looks idyllic, like something from a child's storybook. But the Dogons are facing real-world problems. Fear of al Qaeda keeps tourists away, the younger generation is bored and restless, and precious artifacts are disappearing, though UNESCO has made this part of Mali a World Heritage Site. This extraordinary program immerses viewers in Dogon village life as farmers, tour guides, and elders discuss the challenges of modernization. The film captures Dogon efforts to protect their famed wooden sculptures, with the help of a local museum; in addition, villagers open up about myths and rituals in a land where ancient indigenous beliefs, Islam, and Christianity continue to coexist.
Online
2012
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Suburban America [electronic resource]: Problems & Promise

Filmed in a wide range of suburban and metropolitan areas around the United States, this program presents a dynamic and thought-provoking exploration of American suburbia, including its genesis and history, its dramatic political and social evolution, and its developmental challenges. Viewers are guided through specific issues facing the nation's suburban landscape, including problems in infrastructure, transportation, housing, economic development, environmental sustainability, and community revitalization. Interviews with leading policy experts offer remarkable insight into the grey areas that separate - or connect, depending on one's point of view - America's cities and rural regions.
Online
2011
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Challenges of Urbanization [electronic resource]: Inequalities in Bangalore

Bangalore's booming IT business lures so many new professionals every year that a separate industry has sprung up to help them settle in. But Bangalore also has more than 1,000 slum areas, and that is where most newcomers, arriving from poverty-stricken rural villages, will end up. This program explains why so many of India's poor continue to migrate to cities like Bangalore, the challenges they face when they arrive, and what the slum-residents themselves are doing to improve their quality of life. Illiteracy, caste discrimination, and the role of grass-roots community groups are all examined.
Online
2009
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Sumatra [electronic resource]: Paper Tiger-a Deforestation Crisis

Having witnessed land-clearing firsthand in Africa and South America, tropical biologist Bill Laurance thought he had seen everything-the worst that deforestation has to offer. But, as he explains in this eye-opening program, what has been allowed to happen on the Indonesian island of Sumatra amounts to "ecological Armageddon." In addition to Laurance's testimonial on the size and scale of forest removal, viewers also learn about aggressive land-acquisition tactics used by palm oil and paper-producing corporations and the impact on local communities dependent on small-scale agriculture. The fate of endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger is also discussed in the context of extreme, and potentially irreversible, habitat destruction.
Online
2011
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Berlin [electronic resource]: Metropolis of Vice-Legendary Sin Cities

During the Weimar Republic, Berlin was a cauldron of hedonism; uncensored and untiring, the city indulged in every form of sex. And just as Berlin was open-minded toward all things erotic, it was also tolerant toward avant-garde artistic expression, liberal political dialogue, and wide-ranging scientific inquiry. In tracing the sociopolitical history of the era, this program spotlights key figures of those heady times, including Claire Waldoff, Marlene Dietrich, Anita Berber, Magnus Hirschfeld, Christopher Isherwood, Rudolf and Speedy Schlichter, George Grosz, Bertolt Brecht, and Kurt Weill. In addition, insightful commentary is provided by authors Anton Gill (A Dance Between Flames: Berlin Between the Wars), Alexandra Richie (Faust's Metropolis: A History of Berlin), Mel Gordon (Vol [...]
Online
2005
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Carolyn Steel - How Food Shapes Our Cities

Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from, and how does it get there? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world in this TEDTalk. "Food is not only a shared necessity, but a shared way of thinking," Steel argues. "Looking at food networks offers an illuminating way to explore how cities evolved." Steel's book Hungry City traces food's journey from land to urban table to sewer.
Online
2009
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After Armageddon [electronic resource]

This docudrama imagines the story of a family in a future Los Angeles reeling from a global flu pandemic. With billions dead around the world and America left in chaos and panic, the Johnson family tries to escape the city as the infrastructure collapses and society deteriorates. Looting, violence, gang activity, lack of food and water: the threats to the Johnsons' survival are myriad. Interspersed with the dramatic re-enactments are expert interviews that provide insight into historical examples of societal breakdown. After Armageddon is intended for an adult audience.
Online
2009
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Ian Goldin - Navigating Our Global Future

As globalization and technological advances bring us hurtling toward a new kind of future, economist and development visionary Ian Goldin warns that not all people may benefit equally. In this TEDTalk Goldin explains how, if we can recognize this danger, we might yet realize the possibility of an improved quality of life for everyone. As the director of the 21st Century School (Oxford University's think tank and research center), Goldin promotes cross-disciplinary solutions to issues concerning climate change, healthcare, economics, and politics.
Online
2009
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Issues and Controversies in American History Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]

To explore America's past in a meaningful way, a growing number of educators strive for spirited debate and passionate discussion in their classrooms. The key is get students talking about historical events with the same energy and immediacy that today's topics provoke. But accomplishing that is virtually impossible without the right catalyst. This collection of 25 concise video clips is designed to spark thoughtful, productive dialogue on major turning points in U.S. history. Each clip lays out two opposing viewpoints, framing a complex historical episode as if it were a debatable "issue" - just as citizens of the time might have thought and argued about it. In some cases, such as the segments on Jamestown or the Salem witch trials, the debate echoes scholarly disagreements that exi [...]
Online
2012
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The Albanians of Rrogam [electronic resource]: Disappearing World

With the fall of the Stalinist regime in Albania, one of the poorest countries in Europe, the people of a remote mountain village are faced with the dilemma of how to reallocate the land and flocks after 40 years of collectivism. For the first time they have to make their own decisions in the face of an uncertain, changing future, as they must eke out an existence without the direction from above to which they have become accustomed.
Online
1991
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Duel With the Devil [electronic resource]: Homicide in Guatemala City

Guatemala City is one of the most dangerous places in the world. Fewer than 15 out of 5,000 murders result in a conviction. A culture of political repression and intimidation has left people reluctant to trust the judiciary. But - with the help of CSI training - an elite group of officers hope to change things. This documentary follows the special homicide task force as it processes up to 30 killings a night. We also hear from the killers and victims, who risk all to seek justice. The trained C.S.I. officers have passed their skills on to 400 colleagues. More and more crime scenes are yielding court-admissible forensic evidence. But winning public support for the judiciary will depend on results.
Online
2007
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Europe [electronic resource]: Where Have All the Children Gone?

Why is the population in some part s of Europe shrinking faster than in others? In East Germany, birth rates have fallen 70% since reunification, and Italy and Spain are not faring much better. In contrast, across the border in France, birth rates are booming. This thought-provoking documentary contrasts the family policies of four European countries and examines the extent to which politics influences birth rates, looking especially at how France and Sweden have managed to convince couples to have children.
Online
2007
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Made in China [electronic resource]

Heqing and Heping Fan are responsible for China's economic miracle - they and millions like them who reluctantly left their homes in the countryside for steady wages in the Cixi Industrial Zone. This program follows the Fans during their seven-day workweek and a rare, difficult trip home to visit the children they had to leave behind. The impact of what is essentially an instant industrial revolution has China coping with social and psychological issues that took hundreds of years for the West to work out, in just one generation. The video also examines the role of the Chinese Communist Party in the country's financial boom and its clash with capitalist realities.
Online
2007
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Portugal [electronic resource]: The Last Shepherd

Staff in one hand, stereo in the other, Hermino is the epitome of a man caught between two worlds. At 27, he is the youngest shepherd in this rural Portuguese valley, practicing a lonely, arduous profession that few now are willing to learn. But on Saturday nights Hermino relaxes with friends at a party in town, switching Portuguese folk music for imported rock. This intimate film brings viewers into the almost-lost world of traditional shepherding, laying bare the efforts of Hermino and his neighbors to balance or choose between the old ways and the new.
Online
2008
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Wadah Khanfar - a Historic Moment in the Arab World

As a democratic revolution led by tech-empowered young people sweeps the Arab world, Wadah Khanfar, the head of Al Jazeera, shares a profoundly optimistic view of what's happening in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and beyond - at this powerful moment when people realized they could step out of their houses and ask for change.
Online
2011