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Africa in the 21st Century, Mali & Senegal: The Power of Islam
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produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 2 mins
Islam has influenced West Africa since the 11th century, but only in the last 100 years has the religion grown so rapidly in Senegal and Mali. One prominent sect, the Murid movement which grew out of Sufism, has millions of followers and wealth accumulated from peanut cultivation. As a force of conservative Islam,...
produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 2 mins
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The Amish: Not to Be Modern
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directed by Victoria Larimore and Michael Taylor (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1985), 1 hour 5 mins
The Amish do not generally permit photography because of their interpretation of the biblical commandment against the making of graven images. This film is an exclusive portrait of a rarely-filmed religious community that separates itself from the world. Photographed over four seasons, the film captures the day-to...
directed by Victoria Larimore and Michael Taylor (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1985), 1 hour 5 mins
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Amish Riddle
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produced by EKIS (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 3 mins
This fascinating film on the Amish in Pennsylvania shows a dynamic people, who, contrary to popular belief, are not relics frozen in time. Through gentle modification of their rules they are able to prosper in commercial enterprises. While they shun modern conveniences that may pull the community apart, they are p...
produced by EKIS (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 3 mins
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Be A Patriot, Kill A Priest
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directed by Sante Altizio (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
The war in El Salvador was the most cruel and bloody Latin America has ever seen. During that time of turmoil Latin American bishops created the famous preferential option for the poor, demanding justice, food and education in the name of the gospel. As campesinos, students, and reformists defied the military gove...
directed by Sante Altizio (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
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Beyond the Veil, 1, Born Again Muslims
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directed by Ludo Poppe, fl. 2004-2014; produced by George Matta, fl. 1998 and Pascal Decroos, fl. 1998, Mundovision Ltd. and Kanakna Documentary, in Beyond the Veil, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 2 mins
Born Again Muslims makes clear that the Muslim world is not monolithic in its views. We meet the liberal Islamists in Turkey who want to co-exist with the West and Western ways. For them the veil is a matter of individual choice. In the Sudan, only Muslim-born women must wear the veil by law. Hardliners of Iran re...
directed by Ludo Poppe, fl. 2004-2014; produced by George Matta, fl. 1998 and Pascal Decroos, fl. 1998, Mundovision Ltd. and Kanakna Documentary, in Beyond the Veil, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 2 mins
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Beyond the Veil, 2, Holy Warriors
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directed by Ludo Poppe, fl. 2004-2014; produced by George Matta, fl. 1998 and Pascal Decroos, fl. 1998, Mundovision Ltd. and Kanakna Documentary, in Beyond the Veil, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 58 mins
The Holy Warriors examines the reasons for more radical interpretations of the Quran in Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Analysis of the jihad helps Westerners perceive why some Muslims believe that they can escape Westernization only through violence, how one man's terrorism may be ano...
directed by Ludo Poppe, fl. 2004-2014; produced by George Matta, fl. 1998 and Pascal Decroos, fl. 1998, Mundovision Ltd. and Kanakna Documentary, in Beyond the Veil, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 58 mins
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Beyond the Veil, 3, New Cold War
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directed by Ludo Poppe, fl. 2004-2014; produced by George Matta, fl. 1998 and Pascal Decroos, fl. 1998, Mundovision Ltd. and Kanakna Documentary, in Beyond the Veil, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 1 hour 5 mins
Is the gap between the West and moderate Muslims widening? Is the West determined to impose its value system on Islamic nations without regard to national preferences, thus radicalizing local patriots? Are all Western motives self-serving? When both cultures accept - and honor - that their definitions of democracy...
directed by Ludo Poppe, fl. 2004-2014; produced by George Matta, fl. 1998 and Pascal Decroos, fl. 1998, Mundovision Ltd. and Kanakna Documentary, in Beyond the Veil, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 1 hour 5 mins
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Bible Under Fire
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produced by Linda Hanick (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 45 mins
For more than three hundred years, the King James Version of the Bible had been dominant. Then, in 1952, a Revised Standard Version (RSV) was published to a firestorm of controversy. Some dubbed it the "Red Bible" and called it a Communist plot to undermine American society. At the same time, the RSV broke sales r...
produced by Linda Hanick (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 45 mins
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Breaking Bows and Arrows
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directed by Liz Thomson; produced by Ellenor Cox (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 53 mins
In all corners of the world, civil wars have been a fact of modern history. But what happens when the fighting stops, if for years neighbor has been killing neighbor? How do people on both sides deal with the legacy of loss, anger, pain, distrust and a desire for revenge? On the island of Bougainville in Papua New...
directed by Liz Thomson; produced by Ellenor Cox (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 53 mins
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A Bridge of Books
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directed by Sam Ball, fl. 1996; produced by Sam Ball, fl. 1996 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 15 mins
In 1939, Yiddish was the spoken language of three-quarters of the world's Jews. But when leading Jewish scholars convened in 1980, they estimated that only 70,000 Yiddish books remained in the world. This engaging, often funny documentary film chronicles the adventures of an enterprising 23-year-old named Aaron La...
directed by Sam Ball, fl. 1996; produced by Sam Ball, fl. 1996 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 15 mins
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