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Africa, Episode 2, Mastering A Continent
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directed by John Percival, 1937-2005; produced by John Percival, 1937-2005, Mitchell Beazley Television, Channel Four Television and Monarda Arts, in Africa, Episode 2 (ArtHaus Musik, 1984), 52 mins
This major eight-part series reveals the rich and diverse drama of African history and is presented by the distinguished historian and scholar Basil Davidson. Covering a vast time scale - from the origins of some of the world‘s greatest civilisations, to colonisation, the rise of nationalism and the emergence of...
directed by John Percival, 1937-2005; produced by John Percival, 1937-2005, Mitchell Beazley Television, Channel Four Television and Monarda Arts, in Africa, Episode 2 (ArtHaus Musik, 1984), 52 mins
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Agrarian Utopia
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directed by Uruphong Raksasad, fl. 2001-2009; performed by Sompong Jumma, fl. 2009, Sai Jumma, fl. 2009 and Prayad Jumma, fl. 2009 (Thailand: Extra Virgin Co), 2 hours 1 mins
Two families are employed by a landowner to work on his rice fields. One of them, used to own their own land, but was evicted for being unable to keep up with his hefty loan payments. In the absence of machinery, they plant rice using traditional farming methods and an untrained buffalo. However, the low market...
directed by Uruphong Raksasad, fl. 2001-2009; performed by Sompong Jumma, fl. 2009, Sai Jumma, fl. 2009 and Prayad Jumma, fl. 2009 (Thailand: Extra Virgin Co), 2 hours 1 mins
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Ainikien Jidjid Ilo Boñ: The Sound of Crickets at Night
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directed by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010; produced by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010 (Microwave Films, 2012), 1 hour 20 mins
Ainikien Jidjid ilo Boñ (The Sound of Crickets at Night) is the story of a family displaced as a result of nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll and now living in exile on Ejit Island on Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Kali, a darling-though-curious 10-year-old Bikinian girl, watches in dismay as her mother and f...
directed by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010; produced by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010 (Microwave Films, 2012), 1 hour 20 mins
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A.k.a. Don Bonus
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directed by Spencer Nakasako, fl. 1984 and Sokly Ny, fl. 1995; produced by Spencer Nakasako, fl. 1984, Center for Asian American Media (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1995), 56 mins
After escaping the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the Ny family became one of thousands of refugees faced with resettlement in the U.S. Their lives unfold through the lens of this stirring video diary. As 18-year-old Sokly Ny (Don Bonus) struggles to graduate from high school, his family is harassed in the housing proje...
directed by Spencer Nakasako, fl. 1984 and Sokly Ny, fl. 1995; produced by Spencer Nakasako, fl. 1984, Center for Asian American Media (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1995), 56 mins
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I Am A Man: Black Masculinity in America
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written by Andrew Jones, fl. 1961 and Byron Hurt, 1969-; directed by Byron Hurt, 1969- (Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 2006), 1 hour 20 mins
This award-winning documentary links everyday black men from various socioeconomic backgrounds with some of Black America's most progressive academics, social critics and authors to provide an engaging, candid dialogue on black masculine identity in American culture. Featuring interviews with bell hooks, Michael E...
written by Andrew Jones, fl. 1961 and Byron Hurt, 1969-; directed by Byron Hurt, 1969- (Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 2006), 1 hour 20 mins
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Amin = امین
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directed by Shahin Parhami, fl. 2007-2015 (Iran: Privately Published), 2 hours
Amin is the story of an ancient musical tradition and one man's struggle to preserve it. It is told using a unique approach to documentary storytelling that challenges the boundaries of fiction and reality. Amin Aghaie is a young modern nomad from the south of Iran. He has dedicated his life to preserving, documen...
directed by Shahin Parhami, fl. 2007-2015 (Iran: Privately Published), 2 hours
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And The Moon Dances
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directed by Garin Nugroho, 1961-; performed by Bambang S. Jayantoro, fl. 1995, Wiwiek Handawiyah, fl. 1995 and Pramana Padmodarmaya, fl. 1995-2002 (Indonesia: Set Film Workshop), 2 hours 3 mins
Literally translated, the title means 'The Moon Pierced by Wild Grass,' and the film tells the story of the relationship between an aged traditional song teacher named Waluyo, his folk music disciple Ilalang (who has to cope with memories of his abusive father) and the lovely dancer Bulan, who Ilalang has loved fo...
directed by Garin Nugroho, 1961-; performed by Bambang S. Jayantoro, fl. 1995, Wiwiek Handawiyah, fl. 1995 and Pramana Padmodarmaya, fl. 1995-2002 (Indonesia: Set Film Workshop), 2 hours 3 mins
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Arena, The Darker Side of Black
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directed by Isaac Julien, 1960-; produced by Lina Gopaul, fl. 1987, Black Audio Film Collective, in Arena (England: Arts Council England, 1994), 59 mins
Gangsta chic, violence and nihilism, the hard edge of Rap and Reggae increasingly dominates the image of black popular culture. This is an intelligent and provocative investigation of the complex issues raised by the genre, such as ritualized machismo, misogyny, homophobia, and gun glorification. Noted experts on...
directed by Isaac Julien, 1960-; produced by Lina Gopaul, fl. 1987, Black Audio Film Collective, in Arena (England: Arts Council England, 1994), 59 mins
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The Arsonist
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directed by U-Wei Haji Saari, 1954-; performed by Jamaluddin Kadir, fl. 1995-2009, Anwar Idris, fl. 2008-2004 and Ngasrizal Ngasri, fl. 1993-2010 (Malaysia: Privately Published), 1 hour 7 mins
U-Wei Bin Haji Saari based "The Arsonist" (1995) on William Faulkner's short story "Barn Burning," transposing it from the Deep South to Malaysia. The filmmaker stays true to its core, but depicts the position of a Javanese man who has married a Malaysian woman, and is continually in a state of rebellion. His fami...
directed by U-Wei Haji Saari, 1954-; performed by Jamaluddin Kadir, fl. 1995-2009, Anwar Idris, fl. 2008-2004 and Ngasrizal Ngasri, fl. 1993-2010 (Malaysia: Privately Published), 1 hour 7 mins
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Atempa: Sueños a la orilla del rio
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directed by Edson Caballero Trujillo, 1974-; produced by Edson Caballero Trujillo, 1974- (New York, NY: Pragda, 2013), 1 hour 26 mins
Tino considers herself neither male nor female, but rather a “muxe,” a third gender that has been integrated into Zapotec culture. An intimate journey, Atempa raises important questions about the conflation of gender and sexual orientation and the influence of culture on gender identity. 
directed by Edson Caballero Trujillo, 1974-; produced by Edson Caballero Trujillo, 1974- (New York, NY: Pragda, 2013), 1 hour 26 mins
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