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Africa in the 21st Century, Somalia: The Neglected Civil War
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produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
Independent since 1960, Somalia has seen virtually constant political upheaval. Chaos still reigns in the capital, Mogadishu, and throughout Somalia. Some eighty percent of the nation is under the power of guerrillas and local warlords. Taking advantage of the chaos, Islamic fundamentalist groups such as al Qaeda...
produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 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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Disappearing World, The Dervishes of Kurdistan
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directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 1 mins
The Dervishes of Kurdistan captures the mountainous frontier of Iran and Iraq. The Dervishes' religious faith allows them to thrust skewers in their cheeks, plunge daggers in their sides, eat glass, and lick white-hot spoons. This program shows how religion and politics are intertwined in Islamic culture.
directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 1 mins
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Google's Deep Impact
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produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 50 mins
The film examines the tremendous influence the communication company Google is having on the corporate world as well as on our entire culture. The number of businesses, large, small and start-ups, using Google's services has skyrocketed. The service Google has developed called Search Engine Marketing has enabled m...
produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 50 mins
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North Korea: Portrait of a Red Dictator
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produced by Hikari Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 29 mins
This exclusive portrait is the first to portray North Korea's "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il, with interviews of North and South Korean politicians, as well as close relatives and former employees who have fled the regime. The government is secretive and little is known about Jong-il. He managed to retain power after h...
produced by Hikari Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 29 mins
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Out of Status
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directed by Pia Sawhney and Sanjna N. Singh; produced by Pia Sawhney and Sanjna N. Singh (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 7 mins
"You can say you're sorry, you can apologize, but you can't give back the hours, the minutes, the months a family has been broken up." - Carma Said In post 9/11 America, civil liberties have been curtailed in the name of national security, and immigrants were separated from their families when laws changed quickly...
directed by Pia Sawhney and Sanjna N. Singh; produced by Pia Sawhney and Sanjna N. Singh (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 7 mins
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Star Wars Dreams
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directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 53 mins
Star Wars Dreams reveals the hopes and illusions of America's continuing search for invulnerability through a missile defense system. It traces the fifty-year history of America's multi-billion dollar Star Wars system from President Eisenhower's Cold War commitment to a defense against the Soviet Union, through Pr...
directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 53 mins
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Stealing the Fire
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directed by John S. Friedman, fl. 2002; composed by Hahn Rowe, 1961-; produced by John S. Friedman, fl. 2002; interview by John S. Friedman, fl. 2002 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 35 mins
This story of international intrigue is especially timely as the world focuses on Iran, North Korea, and the potential atomic weapons of other nations. Stealing the Fire contains a rare interview with A.Q.Khan, the father of Pakistan's A-bomb and the former head of a network that sold nuclear weapons components t...
directed by John S. Friedman, fl. 2002; composed by Hahn Rowe, 1961-; produced by John S. Friedman, fl. 2002; interview by John S. Friedman, fl. 2002 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 35 mins
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Vieques: Worth Every Bit of Struggle
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directed by Mary Patierno (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 5 mins
Puerto Rico was expropriated by the U.S.Navy in the 1940's. Many of its pristine beaches became launching sites to test explosive weaponry. Inhabitants were moved, their homes razed, to make room for the naval base. In true colonial manner, the US ignored the complaints of the residents who were being poisoned by...
directed by Mary Patierno (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 5 mins
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Welcome Nowhere
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directed by Kate Ryan, fl. 2000; produced by Kate Ryan, fl. 2000, One Small Instrument Pictures (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 20 mins
Narrated by Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, Welcome Nowhere tells the true story of a community of Roma people (commonly known as Gypsies) in Sofia, Bulgaria, who live in old train boxcars after being forcibly evicted from their homes. Without bathrooms or proper sanitation for more than 200 people, they hold o...
directed by Kate Ryan, fl. 2000; produced by Kate Ryan, fl. 2000, One Small Instrument Pictures (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 20 mins
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