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Spirit of Democracy, A European Invention
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directed by Bengt Jonson; composed by Ragnar Bjerkreim, 1958-; produced by Sebra-Film, in Spirit of Democracy (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2000), 29 mins
Democracy is not an invention. It is a process that provides mankind with a sound foundation for peaceful coexistence in every aspect of life. Universal democracy is also a must if we are to survive. But its' history has been brief.
directed by Bengt Jonson; composed by Ragnar Bjerkreim, 1958-; produced by Sebra-Film, in Spirit of Democracy (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2000), 29 mins
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Great Speeches Video Series, Volume 5, Great Speeches 5
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produced by Educational Video Group, in Great Speeches Video Series, Volume 5 (Greenwood, IN: Educational Video Group, 2005), 1 hour 29 mins

For more than 25 years The Great Speeches Video series has allowed libraries and instructors to archive and preserve some of history’s most influential addresses. Now your students can watch, in their entirety, these speeches breathing life and relevancy into our history and clearly demonstrating the power of...

produced by Educational Video Group, in Great Speeches Video Series, Volume 5 (Greenwood, IN: Educational Video Group, 2005), 1 hour 29 mins
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The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs, Part 1
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directed by Alexander Gentelev (Paris, Ile-de-France: Point du Jour International, 2005), 49 mins
Vladimir Putin's inauguration in 2001 was a ceremony fit for a king... a Czar. Putin looked like a man who knew he was about to rule the great empire of Russia! Today, he governs almost single-handedly, controlling the Parliament (Duma) and changing the constitution as he wishes. Although he has abolished most ind...
directed by Alexander Gentelev (Paris, Ile-de-France: Point du Jour International, 2005), 49 mins
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Heroes of the Enlightenment, Episode 2, Changing Society
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directed by Sheila Hayman; produced by Sun Shuyun, 1960-, Renegade Pictures, in Heroes of the Enlightenment, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 57 mins
From Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law - Changing Society investigates how many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century. In Changing Society we see how in the space of...
directed by Sheila Hayman; produced by Sun Shuyun, 1960-, Renegade Pictures, in Heroes of the Enlightenment, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 57 mins
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Heroes of the Enlightenment, Episode 1, Power of Knowledge
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directed by Sheila Hayman; produced by Sun Shuyun, 1960-, Renegade Pictures, in Heroes of the Enlightenment, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 55 mins
The Power of Knowledge explores the fact that from Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law - many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century. In the space of barely 100 years, Weste...
directed by Sheila Hayman; produced by Sun Shuyun, 1960-, Renegade Pictures, in Heroes of the Enlightenment, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 55 mins
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Apocalypse: The Second World War, 1, Aggression
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directed by Jean-Louis Guillaud, 1929-2015; produced by Jean-Louis Guillaud, 1929-2015, in Apocalypse: The Second World War, 1 (Toronto, ON: Entertainment One Ltd., 2010), 52 mins
Apocalypse brings a 21st-century perspective to the Second World War, the deadliest and most destructive conflict of all time. Using archival footage -- most of it previously unseen and now colorized -- the series takes a very human look at the enormity of the conflict through the eyes of the people who lived...
directed by Jean-Louis Guillaud, 1929-2015; produced by Jean-Louis Guillaud, 1929-2015, in Apocalypse: The Second World War, 1 (Toronto, ON: Entertainment One Ltd., 2010), 52 mins
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Political Assassinations, Vol. IV, Duel in Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto between the Mosque and the Military
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directed by Michel Noll, 1949-; produced by Quarter Latin Media and Solferino Images, in Political Assassinations, Vol. IV (Film Ideas, 2010), 52 mins
Since its independence in 1947, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been torn between civil rule and military dictatorship. The first civilian to take power is Zulfikar Ali Bhutto when he triumphantly wins the 1971 elections. But only six years later, General Zia coups him out of his position, puts him on trial a...
directed by Michel Noll, 1949-; produced by Quarter Latin Media and Solferino Images, in Political Assassinations, Vol. IV (Film Ideas, 2010), 52 mins
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Revolutions, Georgia:  The Rose Revolution
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directed by Christian Zeender, 1941-; produced by Michel Noll, 1949-, Solferino Images, France 5 and Télévision Suisse-Romande, in Revolutions (Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas, 2012), 51 mins
October 2003, Georgia: in this post-soviet Republic weakened by civil war and the succession of several territories in the early 1990's, a democratic opposition movement protests the outcome of the election, claiming fraud. Under the leadership of the charismatic Mikheil Saakashvili, also known as "Micha", the est...
directed by Christian Zeender, 1941-; produced by Michel Noll, 1949-, Solferino Images, France 5 and Télévision Suisse-Romande, in Revolutions (Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas, 2012), 51 mins
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Revolutions, Argentina:  The Pots 'n Pans Revolution
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directed by Philippe Lachambre, fl. 2012 and Philippe Claude, fl. 2008; produced by Jean LeClerc, 1948- and Michel Noll, 1949-, Solferino Images, in Revolutions (Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas, 2012), 52 mins
December 2001, Buenos Aires. Five days before Christmas a disturbing silence pervades the city. The day before, frustrated Argentineans looted supermarkets. The government reacted immediately by proclaiming a state of emergency. The situation approaches anarchy for twelve days, in which time five presidents will s...
directed by Philippe Lachambre, fl. 2012 and Philippe Claude, fl. 2008; produced by Jean LeClerc, 1948- and Michel Noll, 1949-, Solferino Images, in Revolutions (Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas, 2012), 52 mins
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PBS NewsHour, They Were There: Remembering The Civil Rights Movement
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presented by Jim Lehrer, 1934-; produced by MacNeil-Lehrer Productions, in PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2010), 1 hour 12 mins
Frontline figures in the Civil Rights Movement reflect on their experiences, their colleagues, and where America now stands on the issue of race in a series of NewsHour conversations and discussions. Included are conversations with Dorothy Height, Vernon Jordan, and John Lewis about their memoirs and remembran...
presented by Jim Lehrer, 1934-; produced by MacNeil-Lehrer Productions, in PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2010), 1 hour 12 mins
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