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All Points of the Compass
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directed by Judy Rymer (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 2 mins
Tran Van Lam had the ill-fated destiny to be foreign minister of South Vietnam during the devastating war with the North. He was a patriot, committed to seeing his country emerge from its colonial history. He was also the father of nine children, who with his wife formed a seemingly privileged family, which dined...
directed by Judy Rymer (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 2 mins
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Prayers of a Warlord
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directed by Pascale Bourgaux and Andrew Driver (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 59 mins
For the first time a warlord opens his doors and takes us on an intimate tour to the heart of the Afghan feudal system. Mamour Hasan governs 50,000 people in Dash-Te-Qalah, in the north east corner of Afghanistan. They are largely Tajik and Pashtun. Gray bearded and mild mannered, with an army 10,000 strong, his a...
directed by Pascale Bourgaux and Andrew Driver (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 59 mins
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The Stakes of Islam: The Perilous Valley of Central Asia
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directed by Karel Procop; produced by La Sept Cinéma and Boyard Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 56 mins
The Fergana Valley, a fertile plain rich in gas deposits in Central Asia is populated by more than a hundred million inhabitants in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kirgizstan. This film takes an in-depth look at the Islamic fundamentalist threat in this strategic region. Aided by other Islamic countries, fundamentalis...
directed by Karel Procop; produced by La Sept Cinéma and Boyard Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 56 mins
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The Taliban Legacy
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directed by Joan Salvat (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 54 mins
This film brings to light the havoc created by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan where two million Afghans have fled their country, taking refuge in Pakistan. It shows the suffering of the people under Taliban rule, especially the Taliban's brutality towards their political opponents, their harsh treatment of wome...
directed by Joan Salvat (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 54 mins
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Women of Change
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produced by Cinefocus Canada Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 21 mins
This powerful documentary profiles women who are at the center of a new global trend. They share a nothing-will-stand-in-my-way attitude and a vision for the future that leads them onto the world stage. They champion human rights which are often in conflict with the profit of multinational companies.We meet Canada...
produced by Cinefocus Canada Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 21 mins
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The Battle for Peace - Shimon Peres
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produced by Julie Gal (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 57 mins
The Battle for Peace -- Shimon Peres follows up on the earlier film Peres -- The Road to Peace. Ever since the assassination of the late Prime Minister Rabin, Peres has been the leading spokesman for a negotiated peace. Despite his recent defeat, he continues to be an important presence on the Israeli political sc...
produced by Julie Gal (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 57 mins
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Benazir Bhutto: Walking The Tightrope
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directed by Etienne Duval; produced by René-Jean Bouyer (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 21 mins
In 1988 Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan, the first woman to head a Muslim country. Born into a feudal society and educated at Oxford, she has indeed straddled two worlds. She was the daughter of the charismatic Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first democratic leader of Pakistan, who was executed in a mil...
directed by Etienne Duval; produced by René-Jean Bouyer (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 21 mins
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Inside the Closed Kingdom: Saudi Arabia
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produced by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 40 mins
It has become apparent over the past few years that an increasingly destabilized Saudi Arabia is more willing to listen to Islamic fundamentalists and to bankroll the Al-Qaeda terrorist network in a holy war against the West. This troubling film includes an interview with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah ibn A...
produced by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 40 mins
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Iran: The Cyber-Dissidents
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produced by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 55 mins
Iran, an Islamic republic, has the largest number of internet users in the Middle East. A large dissident population is finding new ways to communicate, risking arrest, prison, torture and even death as they try to organize resistance to the repressive religious government. To be a reformer today is to live danger...
produced by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 55 mins
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Rajmohan Gandhi: Encounters With Truth
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directed by Clare Gartrell Davis (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 48 mins
Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, exhibits many of the spiritual qualities of the "Father of India." Author, journalist, tireless campaigner for social progress, this charismatic man seeks to bridge the values of his grandfather with the challenges facing India today. Filmed against the sights and s...
directed by Clare Gartrell Davis (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 48 mins
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