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1-800-India: Importing a White-Collar Economy
Series Title: Wide Angle
Call Number: DVD 2009-63
Description: Case study of Indian professionals recruited into positions requiring long hours, late-night shifts, and Westernized work habits. Reveals the cultural impact of global economic trend examining its effect on Indian family life, on the evolving landscape of urban India, and on the aspirations and daily lives of young Indian citizens, especially women, as they enter the work force. In addition, anchor Daljit Dhaliwal discusses social, political, and economic development in India with Michael Elliott, editor of Time International.
Keywords: Safina Uberoi; Globalization; Economics; India

1992 Debate Highlights
Series Title: ABC News
Call Number: VCR 93-29
Description: An MPI release of the 1992 ABC News Special, documenting the 1992 Presidential debates.
Keywords: Political Debates

Africa Recovery
Series Title: About the United Nations
Call Number: VCR 92-47
Description: A reporter in Zambia examines the problems of drought, famine, war & debt that plague Africa & discusses possible solutions.
Keywords: UN and World Politics

Amending the Constitution
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2006-95
Description: A discussion of the amendment process and why and how amendments are proposed and ratified; 2 copies.
Keywords: United States Constitution

Amendments to the Constitution: Bill of Rights and Beyond
Series Title: Amendments to the Constitution: Bill of Rights and Beyond
Call Number: DVD 2006-124
Description: 20-volume series explores each amendment's origins, real-world applications, history of interpretation, and implications.
Keywords: United States Constitution: Amendments

Architecture of Doom
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-138
Description: Hitler's use of the arts in Nazi policy and propaganda.
Keywords: Nazi Party; Political Propaganda

Athens: Democracy for a Few
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2001-44
Description: Compares Athenian democracy with our modern democracy.
Keywords: Athens (Greece) Democracy

Atomic Caf
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Call Number: VCR 98-74
Description: Satiric collage of government films soothing fears of the atomic bomb.
Keywords: Atomic Bomb

Bible Reading in Publich Schools: The Schemp and Murray Cases -- 1963
Series Title: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: Primary Sources
Call Number: DVD 2006-115 v.2
Description: Interviews with the parties involved in the 1963 case that outlawed Bible reading in public schools.
Keywords: Supreme Court; Religion

Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?
Series Title: 2007
Call Number: DVD 2011-15
Description: A college adjunct and political unknown at age 29, decides to run for the congressional seat of retired Democratic leader Richard Gephardt. The film follows the length of Jeff Smith's campaign, detailing the effort and achievements of both Smith and his grassroots supporters in the face of great odds.
Keywords: Campaigns; 2006 Election

Decolonization
Series Title: About the United Nations
Call Number: VCR 92-52
Description: Follows the progress of decolonization since 1945 and the role the United Nations has played in promoting it.
Keywords: UN and World Politics

Elected: The Presidency and Congress
Series Title: People and the Power Game
Call Number: DVD 2006-133 v.2
Description: Examines the obstacles to bipartisan compromise between the President and Congress.
Keywords: United States Government

Emerging Powers
Series Title: Emerging Powers
Call Number: VCR 96-59
Description: 4-part series discusses the economic conditions and economic policies in four emerging nations; vol. 1.
Keywords: World Politics; China

Environment and Development
Series Title: About the United Nations
Call Number: VCR 92-50
Description: Shows young farmers in Thailand learning reforestation techniques and teens in Poland working on the Baltic Sea Project.
Keywords: UN and World Politics

Executive Branch of Government: A Study of Federal and State Government
Series Title: Branches of Government
Call Number: DVD 2006-123 v.1
Description: Shows how the Constitution established the Executive Branch, and its relationship to the Legislative and Judicial Branches of government
Keywords: United States Government; Instructional

Fahrenheit 9/11
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2010-189
Description:
Keywords: Michael Moore; War on Terrorism; U.S. Politics;

First Amendment and the Press
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 91-23
Description: First Amendment and freedom of the press.
Keywords: Journalism

Four More Years
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2000-43
Description: Coverage of 1972 Republican National Convention.
Keywords: US Politics

Gibbons v. Ogden
Series Title: Equal Justice Under Law: Landmark Cases in Supreme Court History
Call Number: DVD 2006-111 v.3
Description: 1818 case ruling that the federal government has the power to regulate commerce
Keywords: Supreme Court

Gideon's Trumpet: The Poor Man and the Law -- 1964
Series Title: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: Primary Sources
Call Number: DVD 2006-115 v.3
Description: Landmark case that provided counsel for impoverished defendants in non-capital cases.
Keywords: Supreme Court

Global Economic Issues
Series Title: Global Issues for Students
Call Number: DVD 2009-23
Description: Globalization of the world economy as a result of the inter-connectedness of the world post-World War II.
Keywords: Economics; CBS News Productions; Instructional

Global Exchange: Free Trade and Protectionism
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2008-196
Description: Surveys the history and politics of cross-border trade.
Keywords: Economics; Free Trade

How a Bill Becomes a Law
Series Title: Branches of Government
Call Number: DVD 2006-123 v.2
Description: Explains how an idea becomes a bill and a bill is made a law; includes interviews w/ legislators and lobbyists.
Keywords: United States Government; Instructional

Human Rights
Series Title: About the United Nations
Call Number: VCR 92-51
Description: The United Nations efforts to bring about universal human rights standards through the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Keywords: UN and World Politics

Judicial Branch of Government
Series Title: Branches of Government
Call Number: DVD 2006-123 v.3
Description: Focuses on the operation of the Judicial Branch and its role in government; includes famous Supreme Court cases.
Keywords: United States Government; Instructional

Justica = Justice
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2007-166
Description: Observations of the daily routine of the criminal justice system in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; includes a look at the personal lives of a judge, a public defender, and the families of the accused.
Keywords: Criminal Justice System

Kent State: The Day the War Came Home
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2011-170
Description: The reasons for the attack on anti-Vietnam-war student demonstrators on the Kent State University campus on May 4, 1970 by National Guardsmen. Shows the build-up of the protest against the Vietnam War, and follows the stories of the four students who were killed. Includes interviews with witnesses, three former National Guardsman, and a sociology professor.
Keywords: Political Protests

Key Constitutional Concepts
Series Title: Sunnylands Seminars: Judicial Branch
Call Number: DVD 2007-189
Description: Three 20-minute videos that examine key constitutional concepts, such as the protection of individual rights and the separation of powers, by highlighting important Supreme Court cases.
Keywords: United States Constitution; Laws; ; Instructional

Law and Order: An Inside View of the Criminal Justice System
Series Title: Law and Order: An Inside View of the Criminal Justice System
Call Number: DVD 2006-136
Description: Explores the complexities of the criminal justice system, from investigation and arrest procedures to courtroom proceedings and sentencing; 2 volumes discs.
Keywords: Criminal Justice

Library of Congress: Volumes to Speak
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2006-94
Description: Guide to the history of the Library of Congress, and the treasures that can be found there.
Keywords: Library of Congress

Life and Debt
Series Title: 2001
Call Number: DVD 2012-108
Description: Effects of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund loans on Jamaica established in the wake of independence from the UK in 1962.
Keywords: Globalization; World Trade Organization; Investment; Economic Conditions

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2003-138
Description: Uses political and social satire to explore the issue of reproductive rights for women.
Keywords: Women's Rights

Literacy
Series Title: About the United Nations
Call Number: VCR 92-48
Description: Shows how the United Nations is helping to solve the problem of illiteracy worldwide.
Keywords: UN and World Politics

Live Nude Girls Unite!
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2006-26
Description: Follows performance artist and sometimes stripper on her journey to help organize the only strippers union in the United States.
Keywords: Julia Query; Strippers; Union

Making of Modern Europe
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2000-262
Description: The integration and unity of purpose of Europe.
Keywords: European Politics and Society

Mandate: The President and the People
Series Title: Sunnylands Seminars: Executive Branch
Call Number: DVD 2007-126
Description: Lesley Stahl narrates this examination of the long and complex relationship between the U.S. presidency and public opinion.
Keywords: United States Government: Presidents

Marbury v. Madison
Series Title: Equal Justice Under Law: Landmark Cases in Supreme Court History
Call Number: DVD 2006-111 v.1
Description: 1803 case that established the judiciary's authority to interpret the Constitution.
Keywords: Supreme Court

May Justice be Done
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2008-27
Description: Follows the renegotiation of the external debt, actions referred to as the "Megacanje", a bond exchange program designed to postpone impending maturity dates in exchange for an increased interest rate.
Keywords: Argentina Economy; Pascal de Rauglaudre

McCulloch v. Maryland
Series Title: Equal Justice Under Law: Landmark Cases in Supreme Court History
Call Number: DVD 2006-111 v.2
Description: Decision to strike down state attempts to tax a federally established institution
Keywords: Supreme Court

Model United Nations
Series Title: About the United Nations
Call Number: VCR 92-53
Description: Young people learn about other countries, cultures, and develop a global perspective on world issues through the model UN.
Keywords: UN and World Politics

Moving Pictures: O Los autos de Caracas
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2010-134
Description: In 2006, four young Americans spent two months in Venezuela filming interviews with people from across the political spectrum and events in connection with that year's presidential election
Keywords: Magee McIlvaine; Chris Moore; Politics; Social Conditions

Open Secret
Series Title: 2010
Call Number: DVD 2011-18
Description: Historical reenactment based on the transcripts of the 1901 Alabama Constitutional Convention.
Keywords:

Our Constitution: A Conversation
Series Title: Sunnylands Seminars: Judicial Branch
Call Number: DVD 2007-187
Description: United States Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer talk about the Constitution with high school students.
Keywords: United States Constitution; Laws; ; Instructional

Palestine
Series Title: About the United Nations
Call Number: VCR 92-46
Description: Examines the intifada, the Palestinian uprising in the Israeli-occupied territories of the West Bank & Gaza Strip.
Keywords: UN and World Politics

Peace-Keeping
Series Title: About the United Nations
Call Number: VCR 92-49
Description: Examines the role of UN peacekeeping forces who stand between opposing sides in trouble spots of the world.
Keywords: UN and World Politics

President Clinton: Answering Children's Questions
Series Title: ABC News
Call Number: VCR 93-26
Description: Children's special produced by ABC News in 1993.
Keywords: Bill Clinton

Rhetoric of Women in Politics
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2006-73
Description: Includes comments by Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth Dole.
Keywords: Women in Politics

River Ran Red
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 94-79
Description: The 1892 Carnegie Steel strike in Homestead, PA.
Keywords: Steel Industry; Unions

School Prayer Case: Engel vs. Vitale -- 1963
Series Title: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: Primary Sources
Call Number: DVD 2006-115 v.1
Description: Interviews and analysis of the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling against school prayer.
Keywords: Supreme Court; Religion

Shang Fang = Petition
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2012-116
Description: A harrowing investigation into China's legal system, this documentary takes us inside the world of "petitioners", people who come to Beijing from all over the country to seek justice against corrupt local officials and courts, only to find themselves waiting months or years (in some cases more than 10 years) for a hearing.
Keywords: China; Mandarin

Taking on the Kennedys
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2000-64
Description: 1994 Congressional campaigns of Patrick Kennedy & Kevin Vigilante.
Keywords: American Politics; Media

The Economics of Happiness
Series Title: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2012-11
Description: Economic localization, a powerful strategy that can help heal our world from crisis.
Keywords: Globalization; Economic Development

Trial Lawyer: Five Courtroom Champions Speak -- 1968
Series Title: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: Primary Sources
Call Number: DVD 2006-115 v.4
Description: Vintage interviews and archival footage of five "kings of the courtroom" in the 1960s.
Keywords: Supreme Court

Trial of Aaron Burr, Part 2
Series Title: Equal Justice Under Law: Landmark Cases in Supreme Court History
Call Number: DVD 2006-111 v.5
Description: John Marshall presided over the 1807 treason trial of Aaron Burr, in Federal Circuit Court; part 2.
Keywords: Supreme Court

Trial of Aaron Burr, Part 3
Series Title: Equal Justice Under Law: Landmark Cases in Supreme Court History
Call Number: DVD 2006-111 v.6
Description: John Marshall presided over the 1807 treason trial of Aaron Burr, in Federal Circuit Court; part 3.
Keywords: Supreme Court

Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2007-139
Description: Discusses how the USA PATRIOT Act has taken away checks on law enforcement and continues to endanger the civil liberties of all Americans.
Keywords: War on Terror; United States: PATRIOT Act

Unelected: The Lobbies
Series Title: People and the Power Game
Call Number: DVD 2006-133 v.1
Description: Program spotlights the powerful influence of the nation's special interest lobbies during the Clinton presidency.
Keywords: United States Government: Lobbies

Unfinished Symphony: Democracy and Dissent
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-27
Description: The events leading up to the May 28-31, 1971 Vietnam Veterans Protest.
Keywords: Vietnam War Protests

United States v. Aaron Burr: The Trial of Aaron Burr, Part 1
Series Title: Equal Justice Under Law: Landmark Cases in Supreme Court History
Call Number: DVD 2006-111 v.4
Description: John Marshall presided over the 1807 treason trial of Aaron Burr, in Federal Circuit Court; part 1
Keywords: Supreme Court

War Room
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2000-32
Description: Traces the Clinton presidential campaign.
Keywords: US Politics; Bill Clinton

We're America's Teamsters
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 88-4
Description: Contains two short documentaries:" Proud to be a Teamster" and "We're America's Teamsters."
Keywords: Unions; Teamsters