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Arranged Marriages
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directed by Carole Equer-Hamy, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 54 mins
Westerners have always been averse to the idea of arranged marriages, holding up the "love match" as the ideal. In this film, a young, divorced European explores attitudes among the educated Indian couples of her acquaintance, asking them how they met and married their spouses. What emerges is an engaging portrait...
directed by Carole Equer-Hamy, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 54 mins
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Beasts of Burden
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produced by Ampersand Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
India's cities are thronged with faceless rickshaw workers. This film puts a human face on those at the low end of the caste system whose only chance to eke out a bare subsistence for their families is to do the work done by beasts of burden in more affluent societies. The film follows Jadav as he leaves his droug...
produced by Ampersand Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
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Beauty in China
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directed by Elodie Pakosz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 30 mins
These days, ambitious young women in China feel they have to Westernize their appearance through plastic surgery in order to get ahead. They undergo lengthy, painful, and expensive surgery and hospitalization, often financed by their parents who can ill afford it. To accomplish the "right look," they visit surgeon...
directed by Elodie Pakosz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 30 mins
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Behind Forgotten Eyes
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directed by Anthony Gilmore; produced by Anthony Gilmore and Alex Ferrair (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008, originally published 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
While Korea groaned under the harsh colonial rule of Imperial Japan from 1932 until 1945, the Japanese military coerced, tricked, and forced more than 200,000 women of Korea into a brutal and systematic form of sexual slavery on an unimaginable scale. Forbidden to leave the rickety shacks hastily constructed near...
directed by Anthony Gilmore; produced by Anthony Gilmore and Alex Ferrair (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008, originally published 2007), 1 hour 17 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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Busy Forever
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directed by Guy Brousmiche (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 56 mins
Recent demographic studies show that the aging of the Japanese is occurring at a much faster rate than anticipated. By the year 2025 there will be only two working people for every retired person, and within the next fifty years, one out of every three Japanese will be over 65. The particular Japanese response to...
directed by Guy Brousmiche (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 56 mins
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The Children of Allah
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directed by Ulrik Holmstrup and Eva Arnvig (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour
This chilling film follows the everyday life in a Madrassa, a fundamentalist Islamic school in Pakistan. It is the first time since the attack on New York that a camera crew was permitted to enter this Madrassa, where the majority of Taliban leaders were educated. The school is a gigantic complex of study rooms an...
directed by Ulrik Holmstrup and Eva Arnvig (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour
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The Chinese Hospice
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produced by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 54 mins
In Bejing stands the only hospital in China to specialize in allowing people approaching the end of their lives to die with dignity. It was established ten years ago by Dr. Li Wei, who had been a barefoot doctor in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution. He saw much hardship during those years and vowed to...
produced by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 54 mins
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Coat of Many Countries
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directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 52 mins
In Coat of Many Countries we see how the clothes we wear today are the remarkable coming together of goods and services from all over the world. By following the evolution of a suit, we glimpse the practical application of the new global economy. The motivating force behind this well-traveled suit jacket is to get...
directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 52 mins
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Death on the Silk Road
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directed by Richard Hering and Stuart Tanner (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
This extraordinary undercover report from China exposes the suffering of thousands of Chinese whose lives have been destroyed by nuclear testing. It presents exclusive evidence from inside China of spiraling levels of cancer and birth deformities among the population of Xinjiang province - part of the Great Silk R...
directed by Richard Hering and Stuart Tanner (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
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