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Bloody Island
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directed by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992; produced by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 42 mins
In the early part of the century, thousands of African Americans migrated from the rural South in search of a better life in the northern industrial cities. This black migration was an important event in U.S. history. It fueled the factories of the North, but hurt an already weakened southern economy. In East St....
directed by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992; produced by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 42 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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Disobeying Orders: G. I. Resistance to The Vietnam War
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directed by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990; produced by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 30 mins
This documentary focuses on the antiwar movement within the armed forces. Interviews with Vietnam veterans, including a navy nurse, are interwoven with archival photos, film footage, and popular music of the 1960's. One nurse coordinated an air drop of antiwar leaflets over her naval base for which she was court-m...
directed by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990; produced by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 30 mins
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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1, Quebec
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directed by Sylvia Sweeney; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 57 mins
Few people know that slavery existed in Canada as it did in the United States. Using illustrations, maps, archival documents and photographs, it shows how slaves were kept and sold in Canada until 1863, thirty-two years before the U.S. Emancipation Proclamation. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of...
directed by Sylvia Sweeney; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 57 mins
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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 3, Ontario
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produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
The Duvall family are descendents of fugitive slaves who fled New Orleans by way of the Underground Railway in the 1860's. There were, at that time, already 25,000 free black people in Canada. 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, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
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Our Children At Risk
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 58 mins
Our Children At Risk examines why millions of today's young children may fail to reach their full developmental potential and considers the positive steps the U.S. can take to address this crisis. The program features families with young children who are going hungry and foregoing necessary medical care as well as...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 58 mins
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Shackles of Memory: The Atlantic Slave Trade
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directed by Michel Moreau and Jean-Marc Masseaut (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996, originally published 1994), 55 mins
From the port of Nantes, located on the French Atlantic coast, more than 1800 slave ships plied their human cargo during the 18th and 19th centuries. These French ships circled the coast of Africa, exchanging trade merchandise for black captives whom they later sold to the colonies being established in the New Wor...
directed by Michel Moreau and Jean-Marc Masseaut (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996, originally published 1994), 55 mins
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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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