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Conterraneos Velhos de Guerra

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Documentary about the people who came from all over Brazil to work in the construction of the city of Brasília, their stories, and the abuse and humiliation they suffered in the process.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ódiquê?

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"Portrait of troubled middle-class young men living in Rio de Janeiro. With no attention from their parents, they turn to urban violence, as a compensation. A group of friends decide to kidnap a rich youngster to get some money to spend during the Carnival."--www.imdb.com.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Downton Abbey: Season 5

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As Season Five begins in 1924, the radio is the latest miracle, a new Labour government heralds changes through the land, and Downton's traditional ways are besieged on all fronts. Robert, Mary, and Branson must navigate these shifting sands together to ensure the future of the estate for generations to come. As Branson finds himself playing a more crucial role at Downton than ever before, he can't help but question his place in the world. Mary is finally coming to accept that she would like to marry again, but will she ever be able to find the same happiness that she had with Matthew? And with no news of her beloved Gregson, Edith suffers under the burden of her terrible secret. Downstairs, all of the servants must consider what effect social changes may have on their working lives. [...]
DVD
2015; 2014
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Mapantsula

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Panic is a mapantsula, a Zulu term for a petty crook. Set in South Africa, he is imprisoned with anti-apartheid activists. There he is transformed into a man willing to become involved with social change.
DVD
2008; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pride of Lions

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Pride of lions presents Sierra Leone in a new light -- the story of what it means for a country and its people brutalized by an 11-year civil war to move beyond their scars. Through personal stories of human suffering, loss, and recovery, woven within a 50-year historical framework, the Sierra Leoneans reveal universal truths about the strength of the human spirit and the power of forgiveness to move us forward. The amputee, boy soldier, doctor, high school principal, student, and agricultural entrepreneur -- each has a unique perspective and a powerful story to tell. Witnessing their ability to overcome inconceivable human atrocities and reclaim their legacy is inspirational for most, but for the two Americans in our story, it has been life changing.
DVD
2009; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden

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"If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a 'better' life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture's way of learning and understanding the world with our own? Beautifully shot on location in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas, [the film] takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world's last sustainab [...]
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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O Som Ao Redor: Neighboring Sounds

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On a quiet city block in the Brazilian coastal city of Recife, ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons, a recent spate of petty crime has rattled the nerves of the well-to-do residents. When a mysterious security firm is brought in to watch over the neighborhood, it sparks the fears and anxieties of a divided society still haunted by its past.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Dadi's Family

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Presents an intimate portrait of several generations of women in a village family in India. Focuses on a grandmother in a Jat farm family in Haryana, and gives her viewpoint as well as those of her daughters-in-law. Tells how they perceive their various roles, enjoy the benefits of family life, and cope with family crises and with changing society at large.
DVD
2010; 1981
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Electric Valley

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Tennessee Valley Authority -- TVA -- was a project like no other, and after more than a half-century, continues to shape life in the South. The Electric Valley is the first independent film to tell the story of TVA, a tale of one of the most interesting, controversial federal agencies ever created. In 1933 TVA was given the broadest possible mission: to tame the forces of nature, create cheap energy, and produce a lasting prosperity in the Depression-wracked Tennessee Valley, a region the size of Great Britain. For better or worse, it touched peoples' lives in innumerable ways. The film is both political parable and human drama, a narrative journey through fifty years of American history with this controversial institution as its focus. It explores both the issues and the people who [...]
DVD
1984; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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Performing the Border

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"Set in Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations assemble equipment across the border from El Paso, Texas, this work investigates the growing impact of the global economy on Mexican women who live and work in the area. The video explores the sexualization of the border through labor division, prostitution, the expression of female desires in the entertainment industry, and sexual violence in the public sphere..."--Container.
DVD
1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Még Kér a Nép: Psaume Rouge

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"Recounts ... the story of a peasant uprising on an estate in Hungary in the 1890s. ... The pacifistic peasants, who seek some basic rights, are in a standoff with local authorities and later, the army. Everyone takes a break in the confrontation in order to celebrate a festival. Afterwards, the peasants resume their strike and meet with a tragic end."--Www.nytimes.com.
DVD
2006; 1972
Clemons (Stacks)
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Social History [electronic resource]

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Introduces the discipline of social history, which focuses on the lives of ordinary people. Demonstrates how to find clues to personal histories in diaries, photos, music, and clothing. Illustrates how literature can be more fully understood when paired with social history artifacts that reflect the cultural norms of the time.
Online
2003
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Barrio

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Three adolescent boys struggle with growing up in modern urban Spain.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Demonios En el Jardin

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The story tells how family in post-Civil War Spain is still affected by the war. The story is told from the point of view of the youngest member of the family, a young boy, whose father has run off to Madrid.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Seeing the Future in the Ruins of the Past [electronic resource]: Ronald Wright

This episode of The Green Interview features Ronald Wright, a novelist, essayist, historian, philosopher and the author of nine books, including the 2004 CBC Massey Lectures, "A Short History of Progress," which won the Libris Award for Nonfiction Book of the Year and was subsequently produced as a documentary film. Wright is also a compelling and well-regarded speaker who began as an archaeologist and then returned to it later, looking for patterns in the rise and fall of human societies.
Online
2010
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Artisans and Traders [electronic resource]

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Explores the link between economic and cultural evolution. Examines the contrast between the simple divisions of labor in earliest civilization with the increasing job specialization and economic interdependence of today's culture, causing a continual restructuring of society.
Online
1993
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Realms [electronic resource]

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Explores the internal workings of societies and their external relations by looking at marriage, alliances, trade and warfare. Examines how archaeologists determine this information by trying to reconstruct geographic borders for ancient civilizations.
Online
1993
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Sullivan's Travels

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"In this comedic masterpiece, a wealthy director (Joel McCrea) wants to find 'real' people for his next great film ..."
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)