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#14769/1303  A ZEN LIFE: D.T. Suzuki
A ZEN LIFE is the first documentary film to present the extraordinary life of D.T. Suzuki. This vivid portrait of the man and his times includes rare footage of Suzuki himself and reminiscences by many whose lives and thinking he influenced.

#13019/0685  ABE OSHEROFF: One Foot in the Grave, the Other Still Dancing
Abe Osheroff, at 92 years of age, reflects on the meaning of his social activism, exploring the ideas that animated his actions and sharing wisdom built up over a lifetime of commitment to the "radical humanism" that defined his politics and philosophy. Covers his activities from the Spanish Civil War to labor strife and civil rights in the U.S., to his work in Nicaragua. Grades 9 to A

#13066/0635  AFRICA CALLING: An Appeal for Understanding DVD
Bringing together segments from other episodes in The Call of Africa series, this program strives to build bridges of genuine understanding about human rights, political power structures, the environment, public health, marriage customs, emigration, and many other vital topics through the views of real people living in the real Africa.

What happened in ancient Greece that made them the foundation of what we in the west think of as our civilization? Philosophy, art, science, medicine and populist governance all found practitioners there. They produced myths as well as real conquerors and tyrants. Why them? What made them so significant? Grades 3 to 5

#11671/0635  ARMENIAN GENOCIDE - Educator's Edition DVD
Covers a still violently controversial issue within Turkey itself, that affects that country's relations with Europe, and torments the Armenian diaspora even after almost a century has passed. The U.S. Congress and Canadian parliament have recently recognized it as historical fact. Viewers get a comprehensive explanation of the background circumstances that lead to the deaths of approximately one million ethnic Armenians at the behest of the Ottoman Empire.

#11886/0685  BLOOD AND OIL: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependence on Foreign Petroleum DVD
U.S. energy and national security policies have become virtually inseparable! Ensuring the energy supply means controlling the sources and suppliers, not always through friendly coaxing. Where does it go from here? Grades 9 to A

#5129/0635  CATALYSTS OF CHANGE: Exploration, War and Revolution (3 Programs) DVD
History is predominantly a record of aggression and oppression between conflicting groups, interrupted by scattered periods of peace. This provocative three-part series examines the factors that drive people to explore, wage war, and revolt. Grades 9 to A

#16225/2003  CHINESE ETHNIC DANCE: Dai, Aini, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Han
From the Series "The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance" describes the history of five Chinese Ethnic dances - Dai, Aini, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, and Han.

#15494/0635  CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY (15 Programs)
This comprehensive series from the archives of the BBC features Bryan Magee - world-renowned author, professor, expert in the history of ideas, and creator of this series - who discusses the main developments in Western philosophy from the 19th century to the present with fifteen distinguished thinkers. Those interviewed include Willard Van Orman Quine, A. J. Ayer, Iris Murdoch, Ernest Gellner, Noam Chomsky, and the late Herbert Marcuse. Each program reinforces the relevance of philosophy to a broad range of subject areas, including language, morality, science, politics, literature, economics, and sociology. *Fifteen programs 40 to 49 minutes each

#10175/0845  DEMOCRACY IN WORLD HISTORY (6 Programs)
What is democracy? Do we actually live in one? Does anybody? Viewers learn how governments thinking themselves to be or at least claiming to be democratic have existed in history and how they treated their people and others. Where is democracy now and where is it going faced with the many challenges that are so obviously on the horizon? Grades 9 to A

#12240/0845  DEMOCRACY: The Basics (3 Programs)
This three-program series examines three fundamental areas of conflict and cohesion that permeate the democratic process: RELIGION AND DEMOCRACY, CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY and SCIENCE AND DEMOCRACY. Grades 9 to A

#13803/0635  DUBAI: City of Money and Mystery DVD
It has the tallest building in the world, the biggest shopping mall on earth, and had economic growth rivaling China’s. This CNBC Original documentary takes viewers to Dubai, a Persian Gulf city with huge business and investment opportunities ... many of which have nothing to do with oil.

#1100/0635  EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: A Way Out of Darkness (4 Programs) DVD
Middle ages, dark ages, medieval times; just the words conjure up images that are almost mystical and mysterious. Viewers are taken on an amazing journey back to the real 'old' Europe to meet the aristocracy, their knights, the peasants and merchants as well as the religious figures who dominated so much in the period. Production values and the information delivered make this fantastic series accessible for the widest age range.

#13195/0495  EUROPEAN UNION (THE)
Traces the development of the European Union from the original six countries of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), to the 12 countries of the European Community (EC), to today’s Union (EU) of 27 countries. And much more...Concludes with a discussion of the current financial difficulties facing the EMU and what is commonly referred to as "Europe’s Debt Crisis." *NOTE - should there be a change to the European Union, a free updated version of the DVD will be sent to all past purchasers.

#15946/0899  FORGOTTEN SPACE (THE)
*WINNER OF MANY AWARDS (see list) "About containerization and all of its social implications, and not about the container itself... the film's power lies in the way it depicts a range of spaces that are 'forgotten' amidst the mobilities of global capitalism ... invaluable" Philip E. Steinberg, Society and Space The "forgotten space" of this essay is the sea, the oceans through which 90% of the world's cargo now passes. At the heart of this space is the container box, which, since its invention in the 1950s, has become one of the most important mechanisms for the global spread of capitalism. The film follows the container box along the international supply chain, from ships to barges, trains, and trucks, mapping the byzantine networks that connect producers to consumers (and more and more frequently, producing nations to consuming ones). Employing a wide range of materials and styles, from interviews to classic film clips, essayistic voiceover to observational footage, THE FORGOTTEN SPACE provides a panoramic portrait of the new global economy and a compelling argument about why it must change.

#12313/0635  GET 1.1 BILLION'S ATTENTION: Growing Consumerism in India DVD
Once racked with poverty, India is now a model of economic revival and Western-style consumerism. This program examines the impact of the country’s newfound wealth on domestic and international business, and on Indian society as a whole.

#9330/0315  GLOBAL GENERATION: The Human Face Behind Globalization (6 Programs)
This comprehensive and very timely six-video series brings a variety of the elements that make up the globalization controversy together in one package. It explains the much touted benefits that are the hoped-for rewards of this massive process and examines the other, darker side that many fear will be the actual result. Grades 9 to A

#15939/1927  GRANITO: How to Nail a Dictator
In a startling loop of time and memory, "Granito" shows how a filmmaker's first documentary has been instrumental to indict Guatemalan ex-dictator Ríos Montt. *Available with English or Spanish sub-titles *Closed Captioned

#13153/0635  HAMAS: The Untold Story
Produced with unprecedented access to Hamas and its operations, this program takes viewers inside Gaza’s Islamic fundamentalist government in the months following its civil war against Fatah.

#13573/0635  HEARTFIELD: Father of the Photomontage
This biographical program begins in Heartfield’s native Berlin and progresses through his painful childhood, his involvement in the Dadaist movement, his friendships with Bertolt Brecht and George Grosz, and his active stance against Hitler’s Nazi regime through his provocative photomontages. His exile and internment in Britain and his return to East Germany in 1951 are also covered. Archival materials, interviews, and speeches featuring a vehement Heartfield are combined with numerous examples of his work.

#12740/0635  HISTORY OF MUSIC (THE) 2nd Edition (8 Programs)
Using period music, magnificent works of art, and colorful diagrams, this updated eight-part series thoroughly examines the Western music tradition: its roots, its major eras and movements, and many of its most significant composers.

Distinguished historian John H. Bracey Jr. offers a provocative analysis of the devastating economic, political, and social effects of racism on white Americans. In a departure from analyses of racism that have focused primarily on white power and privilege, Bracey trains his focus on the high price that white people, especially working class whites, have paid for more than two centuries of divisive race-based policies and attitudes.

Details how an obscure list of nonviolent actions authored by 83 year old American Professor Gene Sharp in 1973 has served as a blueprint for anti-authoritarian revolts everywhere from Eastern Europe and the Balkans to the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Giving as much attention to the substance of Sharp's "198 Methods of Nonviolent Action" as it does to the democratic rebels who have courageously made these methods their own, How to Start a Revolution bears witness not only to the power of nonviolent struggle, but to how one person of conscience can quietly influence the lives of millions of people.Grades 9 to A

#13802/0635  INDIA RISING: The New Empire DVD
Billionaires are popping up all over India, but 300 million of its people still live on less than a dollar a day. This CNBC Original program examines the astonishing new power of the Indian economy as well as its growing pains.

#11015/0635  INSIDE THE GLASS BUILDING: Interviews with UN Secretaries General (4 Programs) DVD
While the United Nations Secretary-General often attracts the media spotlight, history has rarely recorded the personal impressions of the world body’s top leader. In this four-part series, Secretary-General Kofi Annan and three of his predecessors - Kurt Waldheim, Javier Peréz de Cuéllar, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali - share their thoughts about serving in the often-unenviable post. Grades 11 to A

#12870/0635  INSIDE THE TATE MODERN: A Century of Modern Art (5 Programs) DVD
What the MoMA is to New York, the Tate Modern is to London. This stimulating five-part series draws on the works of 35 modern masters and pop culture icons displayed at the Tate Modern to show how art evolved during the 20th century. Each of the series’ 15 insightful segments is ideal for stimulating discussion as well as for deepening understanding and appreciation.

#14679/0635  INTERCONNECTED WORLD (THE): An Inside Look at the IMF and its Impact
This program guides viewers through the history, mission, and real-world impact of the International Monetary Fund. Topics (all with an IMF focus) include China’s need to boost domestic consumption and build social safety nets for its population; Ghana’s challenges in ensuring that oil revenues benefit the country; and Poland’s adoption of market economy principles as it moves toward economic powerhouse status.

International law is described as the general principles of law as recognized by civilized nations. This informative program adds much needed depth to this broad definition by explaining: state sovereignty, domestic law and international law; the importance of the United Nations and international courts and tribunes; the role of organizations such as NATO, IMF and Red Cross; and the future of international law.

The March 11, 2011 earthquake was the world’s fourth largest earthquake since record keeping began in 1900 and the worst ever to shake Japan. The subsequent tsunami that slammed Japan’s coast with 30-foot-high waves traveled six miles inland, obliterating entire towns in a matter of minutes. This program features gripping stories from tsunami survivors, compelling day-to-day reportage, and in-depth science perspective. It also explores the risk of a comparable disaster on the U.S. west coast.

Could the world's first nuclear war be fought over ownership of the state of Kashmir? What claims do the governments of India and Pakistan put forward to substantiate their claims to this territory and what extra-legal methods are they currently using to try to realize those claims? Is a solution even possible?

#10890/0635  KINGS AND QUEENS OF ENGLAND (6 Programs) DVD
What exactly is royalty, and why has England, one of the most advanced nations on Earth, persisted in maintaining this strange institution for centuries? Viewers get the historical background, in depth character studies, reports on disasters and achievements, all connected with the Houses that have 'ruled' England and significant other parts of the world.

Designed for college and advanced high school students, this program examines the interactions of biological and social factors during the Irish Potato Famine, which started in 1845 as a result of a potato disease epidemic.

#13150/1725  LEGACY OF WAR
This program details the successful launch and execution of the Marshall Plan - America's expansive commitment to re-build Europe at the end of the war. Walter Cronkite traces the complex and changing relationship between the United States and England and explores the dramatic shifts of the Cold War from the end of the war up to the present.

#14459/0685  LIFE IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE: Eyewitness Stories and Photos
Provides a straightforward account of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while chronicling the almost unbearable living conditions of Palestinians under the Occupation. An accessible introduction to a difficult subject delivered by Anna Baltzer, a graduate of Columbia University and the Jewish-American granddaughter of Holocaust refugees. Grades 9 to A

#15466/0635  MARX RELOADED
Today a new generation of philosophers, economists, political activists, and sociologists is returning to Karl Marx’s ideas in order to try to make sense of the global economic and financial crisis of 2008 - and to consider whether a world without or beyond capitalism is possible.

#12618/0635  METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: A World of Art DVD
The collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is world-renowned and provides the material for this fascinating 52 minute introduction to the history of art. Great visuals, production values, and informed commentary make this a tour de force for both serious students of art as well as for less dedicated viewers.

#11377/0635  MUSIC MOVES THE WORLD: The Power and Passion of Rhythm, Melody, and Dance DVD
This program travels to both developing and industrialized countries to capture culture-defining rhythms and melodies and explain the important roles they play in human society.

A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism.

#15287/0685  NEW GREAT GAME (THE): The Decline of the West and the Struggle for Middle Eastern Oil
Canadian filmmaker Alexandre Trudeau's fascinating documentary charts turbulent waters to show how the logic of empire is being tested by a rapidly changing Middle East. The so-called Arab Spring was greeted with rave reviews from almost every corner. Changes in the Middle East and North Africa in terms of former dictators and authoritarian regimes overthrown got a similar response. But then ... what follows? Piracy, failed states, lawlessness, radical Islamists; where do they go from here?

#15665/0685  OCCUPATION 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
*Winner of several prestigious awards - see list The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is widely viewed as one of the most complicated geopolitical disputes in the world. OCCUPATION 101 lays out the basic facts of Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian land in vivid and heart-wrenching detail, offering a crystal-clear and myth-shattering history of Israel's systematic dispossession of Palestinians from their land. Features Middle East scholars, journalists, religious leaders, and humanitarian workers.

#11016/0635  OUR OWN PRIVATE BIN LADEN - Educator's Edition DVD
Would the collapse of the Soviet Union have been possible without American sponsorship of Islamic fundamentalism? Did U.S. policies pave the way for 9/11? Does the American media help sustain Osama Bin Laden’s popularity? This documentary examines those questions, studying the machinations of key players - the CIA, Bin Laden, Afghani mujahideen and opium traders, Presidents Carter and Reagan, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and others - as the Cold War morphed into the War on Terror. Grades 11 to A

#15938/1927  RECKONING (THE): The Battle for the International Criminal Court
"THE RECKONING is a riveting look at the ICC's efforts to bring to justice the perpetrators of some of the world's worst crimes while those offenses are still taking place." USA Today A David and Goliath battle of titanic proportions unfolds as International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo faces down warlords, genocidal dictators and world superpowers in his struggle to tame the Wild West of global conflict zones and bring perpetrators of crimes against humanity to justice. *Available with English or Spanish sub-titles *Closed Captioned

#10396/0685  REEL BAD ARABS: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Have Arabs (like native North Americans?) been vilified and demeaned both as a race and as individuals by their portrayal in Hollywood movies? Has that portrayal and the misconceptions that followed in the psyche of western movie goers resulted in poorly conceived and misdirected government policy? This video investigates.

#13018/0685  REFUGE: A Film About Darfur
In this alternately enraging and heartbreaking documentary, Alexandre Trudeau (Trudeau's son) and Canadian student Jonathan Pedneault travel to Darfur to try to make sense of the ongoing civil war and reports of genocide in the region. Grades 9 to A

#15949/1725  RISE OF ISIS (THE)
FRONTLINE investigates the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. Correspondent Martin Smith reports from Iraq on how the country began coming undone after the American withdrawal and what it means for the U.S. to be fighting there again. *SDH Captioned

From the muted stone-gray of the Russian streets to the blood-red of civil warfare, this two-part series explores the political and military upheaval that destroyed czarist Russia and created the Soviet Union.

#9062/0635  SHACKLED WOMEN: Abuses of a Patriarchal World DVD
This program assesses second- and third-world abuses of women’s rights by the male establishment - and examines how female collaboration sometimes contributes to their perpetuation. Grades 11 to A

#14329/0635  STALIN AND H ITLER: Dangerous Lisasons (3 Programs) DVD
Allies? In actual fact it was the biggest game of 'chicken' ever played in human history to that point. Who was baiting whom? This fascinating three-part series examines the compelling evidence that Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Germany were closer allies than either could or would acknowledge. Using startling archival information temporarily declassified after the Soviet Union’s collapse, these programs present details of the true motives behind the Stalin/Hitler alliance.

#12666/1725  STORY OF INDIA (2 DVD Set)
Sixty years after Indian independence, British historian Michael Wood presents the tale of the oldest and most diverse civilization, and largest democracy. A nuclear power and a rising giant, India's population will overtake China's within 10 years and its economy is predicted to overtake that of the U.S. in the 2030s. This journey of sights and sounds, and achievements takes him from the deserts of Turkmenistan to the Khyber Pass. Features: *Scene Selections *The Sights and Sound of India *Audio descriptions for the visually impaired *Closed Captioned

#14644/1725  TANK MAN (THE): Tiananmen Square and China's Economic Miracle
On June 5, 1989, one day after Chinese troops violently expelled thousands of demonstrators from Tiananmen Square, a solitary, unarmed protester stood his ground before a column of tanks advancing down the Avenue of Eternal Peace. Viewers learn some background details of how Tiananmen Square and the tank man ties in with the Chinese economic miracle and the urbanization that feeds it, their restrictive democracy and U.S. corporate complicity in helping them maintain the iron fist even if it is in the velvet glove of prosperity (for some).

#12750/0635  THIS IS CIVILIZATION SERIES (4 Programs)
In this series, art critic and renowned broadcaster Matthew Collings updates and expands upon the 1969 British television classic "Civilization: A Personal View" as he travels the world in search of art and architecture that illustrate pivotal moments in the history of Western civilization. Each episode in this series addresses a watershed in artistic expression and explores how that transition has shaped Western culture and thought.

#15480/1445  TIME COMPASS SERIES (16 Programs)
Watch children fall in love with history! With its innovative style and animation, this series of sixteen 20-minute programs portraits significant historical events in ways that kids find fun and easy to digest. Add better yet, they will be enjoying themselves! 1. ANCIENT EGYPT 2. INCAS AND ANDEAN CULTURES 3. CLASSICAL GREECE 4. THE AZTEC EMPIRE 5.iIMPERIAL ROME 6. ANCIENT CHINA, 7. MESOPOTAMIA 8. THE MAYAS 9. CELTS AND VIKINGS 10. THE BYZANTIME EMPIRE 11. THE ANCIENT ISRAELITES 12. ISLAM 13. THE PERSIAN EMPIRE 14. ANCIENT JAPAN 15. THE CAROLINGIAN EMPIRE 16. INDIA.Grades 4 to 10

#15440/0635  TRIBAL WIVES: Female Roles, Western Norms, and Tribal Life (3 Programs)
A female entering a developing-world culture will experience issues related to patriarchal control and female independence which will almost certainly shape her interactions with the community. This three-part series follows three British women as they become temporary additions to families in remote areas of Turkey, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. Each episode evokes challenging questions regarding women’s rights across the globe. To what extent can we impose Western standards? Should they enter the discussion at all? Is defiance or conformity the better strategy when the customs under discussion, however alien, are no longer theoretical? Three 59-minute programs: TRIBAL WIVES: Challenging Western Views of Polygamy and Female Circumcision TRIBAL WIVES: A Look into Tribal Family Life and Female Independence TRIBAL WIVES: Western Taboos versus Tribal Traditions

#14485/0635  UN: It's More Than You Think DVD
This informative program provides an accurate profile of the United Nations - its organization, structure, and purpose.

#15776/0635  UNBREAKABLE: One Girl Changing the World - The Story of Malala
"They cannot stop me. I will get my education", declares Malala Yousafzai in this riveting ABC News interview, filmed in the wake of the young activist’s 2013 trip to the United States. Her resoluteness and courage are unmistakable, but as she speaks with reporter Diane Sawyer about her mission and her near-fatal confrontation with the Taliban, Malala’s quite understandable fear and vulnerability also emerge. From her family and cultural background to her vision of a world in which education is available to all, Malala’s presence on camera is truly compelling and leaves no doubt as to her significance in the global struggle for women’s rights.

This collection of short programs will help students get to grips with the causes and extensive consequences of an increasingly globalised economy. Our experts address issues of sustainability, opportunity, threat, energy, tourism, manufacturing and transnational corporations in these engaging and accessible programs. Each individual program has an accompanying worksheet.

#15666/0685  WAR AROUND US (THE)
THE WAR AROUND US tells the absorbing true story of the only two international journalists on the ground in Gaza during Israel's bombardment and invasion of the troubled Palestinian territory over a three-work period in 2008-9. Award-winning filmmaker Abdallah Omeish (Occupation 101) chronicles the experiences of Al Jazeera's Cairo-born, Arab-American Ayman Mohyeldin and Arab-British Sherine Tadros as they report from Gaza City throughout the devastating assault. With never-before-seen footage and gripping personal testimonies, the film bears witness to Israel's ongoing siege of Gaza in the wake of its withdrawal in 2005, and pays tribute to the power of journalism - and friendship - under conditions of enormous conflict and stress. The result is a deeply human glimpse into wartime reporting and life in one of the most besieged places on earth.

#7041/0635  WAR POETS - Cd-Rom/DVD
This program traces the development of the art of war poetry from Anglo-Saxon times to the early 20th century and brings a new vitality to the checkered tales of heroism, cowardice, luck, valor, and misery which together form the experiences of war over the centuries.

#15387/0635  WASPS AND WITCHES: Women Pilots of World War II
A previously untold story of the forgotten fliers of the Second World War: women pilots from Britain, the United States, Russia, and Germany. These pilots risked everything for their countries and pioneered the way for others at a time when flying was the sole prerogative of men. Because of widespread skepticism, they had to prove their worth and their ability to do a "man’s" job. With unique archival footage and present-day interviews with the pilots themselves, this inspiring film offers unique insight into the experiences of the thousands of courageous women who have been "written out" of the history books

The immense changes that accompanied what is known as 'the industrial revolution' are examined in detail in this comprehensive 6 part series. The repercussions are still very relevant in the modern world and will be long into the future.

#14490/0635  WHEN THE MOORS RULED EUROPE (2 Programs) DVD
As the eighth century dawned, Islam pushed beyond the borders of the Middle East and northern Africa - with Spain as its primary foothold in the West. This two-part series guides viewers through that extraordinary period, examining the faith and culture of Mohammed as civilizing forces poised to dominate much of Europe.

This three-part series shines history’s spotlight on Madeleine Albright, Benazir Bhutto, and Corazon Aquino: female political leaders in the right place at the right time to change the course of world events - and to serve as powerful role models for women everywhere. Informative and inspiring.

#11325/2155  WORLD WAR II: The Epic Battles (3 Programs) DVD
Witness some of the most critical battles of World War II. " great and as moving a documentary as TV had ever produced." The Chicago Tribune on Battle of the Bulge This 3-disc DVD set includes: FINEST HOUR: The Battle of Britain (previously unreleased) THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE IWO JIMA: Red Blood, Black Sand Grades 9 to A

#13864/0635  WORSE THAN WAR: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity DVD
Genocide is many things - horrific, tragic, and immoral, among others. But one thing it is not, says political scientist Daniel Goldhagen, is inevitable. In this program, the author of HITLER'S WILLING EXECUTIONERS explores the social and psychological factors that have repeatedly pushed stable societies into the insanity of mass killing.

What is it like to be young and ambitious in China today? This comprehensive documentary delves into the lives of a variety of youthful Chinese citizens who want to accomplish things, change things, protect things. What barriers do they face from their government, their environment, their families, their society in general?


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