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Agent Yellow
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directed by Christine Choy, 1953-; produced by Christine Choy, 1953- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 50 mins
Agent Yellow is a powerful indictment of the U.S. government’s systematic prejudice against Chinese-American scientists. The film focuses on the mistreatment of Chinese scientists who contributed significantly to American military research, specifically describing the tragic cases of Dr. Wen Ho Lee and Dr. Tsien...
directed by Christine Choy, 1953-; produced by Christine Choy, 1953- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 50 mins
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The Big Ditch
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produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 17 mins
When, after 85 years, the U.S. turned over the Panama Canal to the government of Panama, an era ended in U.S./ Latin American affairs. This short film outlines this fascinating chapter of history, from the leasing of the land by Teddy Roosevelt for $10,000, to the ill-fated attempt by De Lesseps who engineered the...
produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 17 mins
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Frontline: An Eyewitness Account Of the Vietnam War
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directed by David Bradbury, 1951- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1980), 58 mins
This Academy Award- nominee is a must for all courses dealing with the Vietnam War and its divisive effect on the American people. Its focus is Neil Davis, a news cameraman whose famous combat footage was shown all over the world. As an Australian, he perceived the war from a different perspective than any America...
directed by David Bradbury, 1951- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1980), 58 mins
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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 2, Nova Scotia
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produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
The population of Nova Scotia ebbed and flowed from the major wars that shaped Canada and the United States. The Jones family experienced slavery and segregation since southerners from the United States had settled in Nova Scotia. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada.
produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
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Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story
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directed by Janet P. Gardner, fl. 2013; produced by Janet P. Gardner, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 57 mins
This well-researched film celebrates the life and legacy of Peter Cooper, the remarkable 19th century inventor, industrialist and philanthropist. Cooper had a rare combination of mechanical skills and entrepreneurship. Beginning work in a glue factory, Cooper developed the household uses of gelatin (Jello) and fas...
directed by Janet P. Gardner, fl. 2013; produced by Janet P. Gardner, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 57 mins
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North of 49
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produced by David Coryell and Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 49 mins
North of 49 examines the aftermath of the Nov. 18, 2001 arson at Gobind Sadan U.S.A., a Sikh temple in upstate New York. The four teenagers found guilty of the Gobind Sadan attack claim they burned down the converted farmhouse because they thought the turbaned Sikhs who worshiped there were rejoicing in the terror...
produced by David Coryell and Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 49 mins
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Original Intent: The Battle for America
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directed by Anthony Sherin, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 55 mins
Original Intent is the judicial philosophy promoted by President George W. Bush and Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Originalists believe the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted in the way the Founding Fathers understood it in 1789 -- an era when only white men were allowed to vote an...
directed by Anthony Sherin, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 55 mins
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Two Dollars and A Dream
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directed by Stanley Nelson, 1955-; produced by Stanley Nelson, 1955- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 52 mins
This is a biography of Madame C.J. Walker, the child of slaves freed by the Civil War, who became America's first self-made millionairess. By interweaving social, economic and political history, it also offers a view of black America from 1867 to the 1930's. Mrs. Walker's fortune was built on skin and hair care pr...
directed by Stanley Nelson, 1955-; produced by Stanley Nelson, 1955- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 52 mins
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Economic Roots of East St. Louis Race Riots
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produced by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992; in Bloody Island (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 5 mins
In old East St. Louis, there was always a constant struggle between capital and labor. Industry reps determined to break the white unions, spread word to southern blacks that East St. Louis was a place where you can get a new start. They hired blacks to work at significantly lower wages than whites and adopted a...
produced by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992; in Bloody Island (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 5 mins
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Chinatown Files
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directed by Amy Chen, 1957-; produced by Amy Chen, 1957- and Ying Chan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 58 mins
Amy Chen’s acclaimed new documentary The Chinatown Files reveals the hidden story of Chinese-American men and women who were hunted down, jailed, and targeted for deportation during the Cold War hysteria of the 1950’s and l960’s. Their interviews are interwoven with rare home movies, photographs and archival...
directed by Amy Chen, 1957-; produced by Amy Chen, 1957- and Ying Chan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 58 mins
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