Recent Politics-Related Videos (March-April 2008)
All videos below (unless otherwise noted) are held in the Language Resource Center located in East Pyne.
|China from the Inside
A KQED Public Television and Granada Production in association with Kostyk Communications.
Writer, producer, director: Jonathan Lewis.
Arlington, VA : PBS Home Video, 2006
A series of four documentaries that survey China through Chinese eyes to see how history has shaped them, and where the present is taking them. Deals with the governance of China; talks about the past and future for Chinese women; looks at China’s environmental challenges; explores China’s conflict between personal freedom and governance.
|Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America
Director: Marco Williams
New York : Two Tone Productions, Center for Investigative Reporting, Working Films, 2007
Documentary about three communities which forcibly expelled African American residents between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Includes interviews with residents from those communities: Pierce City, Missouri; Harrison, Arkansas; Forsyth County, Georgia.
|No End in Sight
Produced by Jennie Amias, Audrey Marrs, Jessie Vogelson.
Producer/director: Charles Ferguson.
New York : Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2007
An insider’s look at the decisions that led to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the handling of the occupation. Based on over 200 hours of footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003 by high ranking officals, as well as Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the manner in which the principal errors of U.S. policy—the use of insufficient troop levels, allowing the looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government and the disbanding of the Iraqi military—largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today.
|Immigration on Main Street
Episode of NOW, hosted by David Brancaccio
New York : PBS Home Video, 2007
With Washington stuck in place on illegal immigration policy, local governments are taking the matter into their own hands, shifting the cultural and political battleground from Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street, USA.