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How Democracy Works Now, Story Twelve, Last Best Chance
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Twelve (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 42 mins
Spring, 2007: This year, immigration supporters expect great things. But Senator Kennedy has lost his partner Senator McCain to presidential primaries, and Republicans now put a very different offer on the table. Deep at the heart of this fast-moving story lies a moral tale of modern American politics. Ted K...
directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Twelve (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 42 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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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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Shaping America: U. S. History to 1877, Lesson 15, A White Man's Democracy
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directed by Julia Dyer, fl. 1996-2015; produced by Julia Dyer, fl. 1996-2015, Dallas TeleLearning, in Shaping America: U. S. History to 1877, Lesson 15 (Dallas, TX: Dallas County Community College District, 2001), 28 mins
A White Man's Democracy focuses on Andrew Jackson, the first president from west of the Appalachians, who mirrored the changing American society and became a symbol of the times. His decisions regarding nullification, the national bank, Indian removal and the limits of democracy are analyzed.
directed by Julia Dyer, fl. 1996-2015; produced by Julia Dyer, fl. 1996-2015, Dallas TeleLearning, in Shaping America: U. S. History to 1877, Lesson 15 (Dallas, TX: Dallas County Community College District, 2001), 28 mins
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The Enemy Within
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(Bullfrog Films, 2015), 1 hour 52 mins
The Enemy Within tells it beautifully. Drawing on colorful archival footage and lively interviews, this is an important and entertaining film, with lessons about labor, politics, and the importance of solidarity that echo with relevance today.' Erik Linstrum, Assistant Professor of History, University of Virginia...
(Bullfrog Films, 2015), 1 hour 52 mins
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