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How Democracy Works Now, Story 7, Ain't the AFL for Nothin'
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010 and Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story 7 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 1 hour 12 mins
Fall, 2003: Esther, Senator Kennedy's Immigration Counsel, has 8 weeks to accomplish a small miracle -- convince business and labor to agree on a comprehensive immigration deal, and find a Republican to co-sponsor the bill. Meanwhile, the Immigrant Worker Freedom Ride buses travel cross-country to lobby Congress,...
directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010 and Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story 7 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 1 hour 12 mins
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The War on Democracy
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(Bullfrog Films, 2007), 1 hour 34 mins
In his second inaugural address, President Bush pledged to 'bring democracy to the world'. In a speech lasting 23 minutes, he mentioned the words 'democracy' and 'liberty' 21 times. Most of the world, it is fair to say, will have recoiled, many in fear...Bush's speech was significant because it finally emptied...
(Bullfrog Films, 2007), 1 hour 34 mins
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The War On Democracy
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directed by John Pilger, 1939-; produced by Wayne Young, fl. 1986-2011 (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2011), 1 hour 34 mins
The War on Democracy demonstrates the brutal reality of the America's notion of 'spreading democracy'; that, in fact, America is actually conducting a war on democracy, and that true popular democracy is now more likely to be found among the poorest of Latin America whose grassroots movements are often i...
directed by John Pilger, 1939-; produced by Wayne Young, fl. 1986-2011 (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2011), 1 hour 34 mins
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Counting on Democracy
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(Bullfrog Films, 2003), 57 mins

The story of what happened in Florida during the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential race plays like a drama in many acts. From election night, when the three networks erroneously called the state before the polls closed, to 36 days later when the Supreme Court made the highly controversial decision to halt the recount an...

(Bullfrog Films, 2003), 57 mins
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Congress: What It Is, How It Works, and How It Affects You
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produced by Susan Eikov Green, fl. 1988 (Mount Kisco, NY: Guidance Associates, 1990), 1 hour 6 mins
Here's a video that gives your students a complete look at how Congress works. They'll meet some well-known Congressmen and enjoy lively narrative from a respected historian. Students learn about the powers of Congress as outlined in Article II of the Constitution. They'll see how Congress is organized, the...
produced by Susan Eikov Green, fl. 1988 (Mount Kisco, NY: Guidance Associates, 1990), 1 hour 6 mins
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Democracy on Deadline
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(Icarus Films, 2006), 1 hour 54 mins
If, as the saying goes, information is power, then journalists can be seen as watchdogs of our government leaders and custodians of the public good, providing truthful information to help citizens build or preserve democratic societies. DEMOCRACY ON DEADLINE is a comprehensive look at journalists worldwide, work...
(Icarus Films, 2006), 1 hour 54 mins
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30 Second Democracy
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(Icarus Films, 1997), 51 mins

:30 Second Democracy explores the disturbing relationship between political parties and the advertising industry during election campaigns. Through television advertising, techniques perfected to sell commercial products are readily applied to political candidates, turning elections into marketing exercises and...

(Icarus Films, 1997), 51 mins
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Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt, Future of Democracy Abroad
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directed by David Davis, 1948-; interview by Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, in Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt (Detroit, MI: WGBH Boston, 1960), 59 mins
Mrs Roosevelt and her guests consider the long-term spread and survival of democracy in the West and the underdeveloped countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
directed by David Davis, 1948-; interview by Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, in Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt (Detroit, MI: WGBH Boston, 1960), 59 mins
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This Is What Democracy Looks Like
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produced by Big Noise Films (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2002), 1 hour 9 mins
This Is What Democracy Looks Like, a co-production of the IMC and Big Noise Films, weaves the footage of over 100 videographers into a gripping document of what really happened on Seattle's streets. The film cuts through the confusion and tear gas to paint an intimate, passionate portrait of a week that changed...
produced by Big Noise Films (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2002), 1 hour 9 mins
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Democracy and Islam in Arab Politics
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written by Laurie Brand, 1956- and Mark Tessler, 1941-, in Institute for the Study of Diplomacy Case Study Program, Case 215 (District of Columbia: Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, 1995), 22 page(s)
Long before the Arab Spring dawned in 2011, democracy and Islam—and their intersection—were already becoming critical dimensions of Middle East political life. This case study explores the relationship between these two forces, devoting particular attention to the origins and implications of popular support...
written by Laurie Brand, 1956- and Mark Tessler, 1941-, in Institute for the Study of Diplomacy Case Study Program, Case 215 (District of Columbia: Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, 1995), 22 page(s)
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