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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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Shift Change
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(Bullfrog Films, 2012), 1 hour 10 mins

SHIFT CHANGE: PUTTING DEMOCRACY TO WORK tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today's economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.

With the long decline in US manufacturing and today's economic crisis, millions have been thrown out...

(Bullfrog Films, 2012), 1 hour 10 mins
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Battle for Chile, Part 1
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in Battle for Chile (Icarus Films, 1998), 1 hour 36 mins

On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army.

Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing...

in Battle for Chile (Icarus Films, 1998), 1 hour 36 mins
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Battle for Chile, Part 2
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in Battle for Chile (Icarus Films, 1998), 1 hour 28 mins

On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army.

Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing...

in Battle for Chile (Icarus Films, 1998), 1 hour 28 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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Impunity
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 25 mins

In 2005, Colombia's new 'Commission for Peace and Justice' started gathering evidence about the horrific violence carried out by illegal paramilitary groups. A highly controversial justice and peace process was designed to allow paramilitary leaders to hand in their weapons and give themselves up voluntarily in ex...

(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 25 mins
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Washington/Peru: We Ain't Winning!
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written by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010 and David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014; directed by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1992), 57 mins
In Washington/Peru: We Ain't Winning!, producer David Feingold and director Shari Robertson investigate the situation in Peru in the early 1990s - a case that, according to one U.S. congressman, "defies all description and solution." Internal conflict rages between the government and Shining Path communist guerill...
written by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010 and David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014; directed by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1992), 57 mins
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Mayan Voices: American Lives
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(Icarus Films, 1994), 58 mins

'A wonderful resource for teachers, students, policy makers, and ordinary citizens who want to better understand the dynamics of the 'new immigration' to the U.S. and its impact on American communities.'-Norma Stoltz Chinchilla, Professor of Sociology, California State University Long Beach'A wonderful look from...

(Icarus Films, 1994), 58 mins
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Acting Together on the World Stage: Tools for Continuing the Conversation
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directed by Cynthia E. Cohen, fl. 2011; produced by Allison Lund, fl. 2011 (Recast (Organization), 2011), 2 hours 19 mins
At the core of both the documentary and the toolkit are stories of courageous artists and peacebuilders. These women and men live and work in regions of violence and oppression. They work with creativity, persistence and resilience to improve their world, often at personal risk. Their performances speak truth...
directed by Cynthia E. Cohen, fl. 2011; produced by Allison Lund, fl. 2011 (Recast (Organization), 2011), 2 hours 19 mins
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Skeletons Have Names
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directed by Jamie Doran; produced by Amanda Feldon (Surrey, England: Journeyman Pictures, 1991), 51 mins
After the death of Salvador Allende in September 1973, Pinochet's secret police established a reign of terror, killing and torturing many of his supporters. With new evidence and key witness testimonies we follow the survivors and relatives as they pursue justice for the missing and unnamed. "We want to know the...
directed by Jamie Doran; produced by Amanda Feldon (Surrey, England: Journeyman Pictures, 1991), 51 mins
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