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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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Energy Alternative, 1, Changing the Way the World Works
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directed by Michael Steele, fl. 1996 and Thelma Rumsey, fl. 1984; presented by William Woollard, 1939-; produced by William Woollard, 1939- and Ted Brocklebank, 1942-, Grampian Television and INcA, in Energy Alternative, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
Changing the Way the World Works concentrates on the "end-use philosophy." Instead of asking how much energy the world will demand, it asks how can less energy be used to give consumers the things they want - lighting, central heating, air conditioning, automobiles, etc. Member of a series: The Energy Alt...
directed by Michael Steele, fl. 1996 and Thelma Rumsey, fl. 1984; presented by William Woollard, 1939-; produced by William Woollard, 1939- and Ted Brocklebank, 1942-, Grampian Television and INcA, in Energy Alternative, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
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Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal
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directed by Stephen Vittoria, fl. 1987; produced by Noelle Hanrahan, 1963-, Katyana Farzanrad, fl. 2003 and Stephen Vittoria, fl. 1987, Prison Radio and Street Legal Cinema (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2012), 2 hours

Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, provoke, and inspire.

Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary is an inspiring po...

directed by Stephen Vittoria, fl. 1987; produced by Noelle Hanrahan, 1963-, Katyana Farzanrad, fl. 2003 and Stephen Vittoria, fl. 1987, Prison Radio and Street Legal Cinema (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2012), 2 hours
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Cambridge Essential Histories, The Spanish Civil War
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written by Stanley G. Payne, 1934-, in Cambridge Essential Histories (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2012, originally published 2012), 286 page(s)
This book is the first general history of the Spanish Civil War to provide a clear and objective account of its origins in Spanish domestic affairs. It treats controversial issues of revolution, counter-revolution, political repressions and foreign intervention and non-intervention, as well as giving a detailed mi...
written by Stanley G. Payne, 1934-, in Cambridge Essential Histories (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2012, originally published 2012), 286 page(s)
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Human Rights Watch, Hidden Apartheid: Report on Caste Discrimination
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produced by United Nations. General Assembly. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Human Rights Watch, in Human Rights Watch (New York, NY: Mandrika Rupa, 2010), 1 hour 11 mins
"Hidden Apartheid: A Report on Caste Discrimination" provides an in-depth history and analysis of caste-based discrimination. Since the early 1900s, Indians have migrated across the world, seeking freedom from caste-based inequality, only to discover in the last few decades that the very practices they escaped ha...
produced by United Nations. General Assembly. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Human Rights Watch, in Human Rights Watch (New York, NY: Mandrika Rupa, 2010), 1 hour 11 mins
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Harry Hopkins: At FDR's Side
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produced by Verne Newton, Educational Film Center (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 2 hours 7 mins
During the turbulent times of the Great Depression and World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt presided over great changes in America and the world - changes that would have been impossible without the efforts of one extraordinary man - FDR's friend and advisor, Harry Hopkins. The son of a harness maker from Iowa, and...
produced by Verne Newton, Educational Film Center (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 2 hours 7 mins
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How to be a Woman
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produced by Bret Wood, 1965- (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2009), 3 hours 16 mins
How to be a WOMAN As the daughters of the baby boom reached adolescence, the American school system struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development—lessons that were not always being taught at home. To the teacher uncomfortable with such topics, classroom films were a godsend. They depict...
produced by Bret Wood, 1965- (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2009), 3 hours 16 mins
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Invisible Revolution
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directed by Beverly Peterson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour
This disturbing documentary profiles a chilling subculture among American youth. For over a decade, the clash between racist and anti-racist youth has been virtually invisible, but now, ever younger members are taking control of the white supremacy movement. Rising against them are a group of anti- racist skinhe...
directed by Beverly Peterson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour
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Where Is the World Going, Mr. Stiglitz?, 5, Globalization and Developing Nations
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directed by Jacques Sarasin, fl. 2001, in Where Is the World Going, Mr. Stiglitz?, 5 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2007), 1 hour 9 mins
Simply and eloquently, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains how the world's economy works. Drawing not only from his academic expertise but also from time spent on the ground in countries around the world, Stiglitz offers fresh thinking about the questions and challenges facing all of us - fr...
directed by Jacques Sarasin, fl. 2001, in Where Is the World Going, Mr. Stiglitz?, 5 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2007), 1 hour 9 mins
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Chinatown Files
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directed by Amy Chen, 1957-; produced by Amy Chen, 1957- and Ying Chan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 58 mins
Amy Chen’s acclaimed new documentary The Chinatown Files reveals the hidden story of Chinese-American men and women who were hunted down, jailed, and targeted for deportation during the Cold War hysteria of the 1950’s and l960’s. Their interviews are interwoven with rare home movies, photographs and archival...
directed by Amy Chen, 1957-; produced by Amy Chen, 1957- and Ying Chan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 58 mins
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