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#2730 World Literature - Derek Walcott: Pantomime (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95 This short adaptation of a play by Trinidad's fore...most black writer is a metaphorical exploration of relations between black and white in the postcolonial world. The plot concerns a retired white actor and his black factotum; presumably they will perform a pantomime version of Robinson Crusoe, but roles become reversed, much to the white man's bewilderment and discomfort. (26 minutes) #2846 World Literature - Nadine Gordimer: A Chip of Glass Ruby (Run time 20 min.) DVD $89.95 The celebrated South African writer describes her short story about the relationship of a Muslim Indian couple in South Africa in the 1950s. With clips from the film version of the story, the author describes how she writes and why she wrote this particular story, and comments on the role of writing in the social and political context of South Africa. (20 minutes) #5028 World Literature - On Being a Liberal White South African: Nadine Gordimer (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95 Born and raised in South Africa, Nadine Gordimer is one of her country's most prolific writers. In her novels, short stories, and essays, she confronts the turbulent political reality of South Africa as it engulfs the people who live there. In this program with Bill Moyers, Gordimer discusses growing up as a white South African under apartheid, the causes of the tensions and violence between blacks in South Africa, and her views on the future of South Africa. Says Gordimer on the effects of apartheid: These habits become engrained ... I think there is a great deal of unlearning to be done in South Africa. (30 minutes) #7771 World Literature - Vladimir Nabokov (Run time 53 min.) DVD $89.95 Relatives, friends, and professional associates examine the life and works of the Russian-born novelist and critic. Nabokov, who began his literary career as a poet, is perhaps best known for his controversial novel, Lolita, and an irreverent critical work on Nikolai Gogol. Writing extensively in both Russian and English, his intricate, stylish literary effects and unorthodox structure are apparent in works including Pale Fire and The Gift. Excerpts from these and other novels reinforce the core thesis of his entire body of fiction: the problem of art itself, presented in various figurative disguises. A BBC Production. (53 minutes) #35950 World Literature - Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason: Colin McGinn (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95 Does science have a monopoly on reason? Not at all, says philosopher and novelist Colin McGinn-reason is the foundation of morality as well. Bill Moyers talks with the author of The Mysterious Flame: Conscious Minds in a Material World and Ethics, Evil, and Fiction about his adoption of atheism, his views on the practicalities of religious tolerance, and his belief that rational scrutiny and criticism must coexist with religious freedom. (26 minutes) #35952 World Literature - Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason: Will Power (Run time 25 min.) DVD $89.95 Writer, actor, and rapper Will Power brings unique characters and thought-provoking scenarios to life in his vividly staged performances-including The Seven, his hip-hop adaptation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes. Bill Moyers interviews Power about his creative process, focusing on his ability to flip an ancient Greek drama into a highly charged, completely contemporary work-one that has meaning for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. (25 minutes) #35954 World Literature - Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason: David Grossman (Run time 32 min.) DVD $89.95 In works such as Someone to Run With and Death as a Way of Life, David Grossman has movingly depicted the realities of living in the Holy Land. Bill Moyers converses with Grossman about his most recent work, The Lion's Honey-a retelling of the Biblical story of Samson with parallels to today's Middle East conflicts and the mind-set of those who inflict violence in the name of faith. (32 minutes) #35955 World Literature - Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason: Richard Rodriguez (Run time 31 min.) DVD $89.95 Richard Rodriguez-the author of Hunger of Memory and Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father-has expressed provocative views on diversity and its relationship to identity. Bill Moyers talks with Rodriguez about spirituality, mortality, and growing up among mixed influences-including a Catholic family and community often at odds with Protestant-dominated mainstream America. (31 minutes) #35957 World Literature - Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason: Margaret Atwood (Run time 35 min.) DVD $89.95 Can spirituality, compassion, and emotional honesty survive in the face of oppression and religious fundamentalism? Canadian author Margaret Atwood, author of such classics as The Handmaid's Tale, The Edible Woman, and The Blind Assassin, speaks to Bill Moyers about agnosticism, the hunger for meaning, and the distinction between belief and knowledge. (35 minutes) #6174 World Literature - Salman Rushdie (Run time 29 min.) DVD $99.95 Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses caused an uproar in the Islamic world when it was published in 1989. Iran announced a fatwa, or death sentence, against the author and Rushdie has been living in hiding ever since. In this interview, Salman Rushdie provides a rare personal insight into his work and his life, and speaks openly about the fatwa, his survival, the murder of his Japanese publisher, and assaults on other publishers. He also discusses his book The Moor's Last Sigh, which has not escaped controversy either and has been banned by Islamic fundamentalists. (29 minutes) #6276 World Literature - Dante's Inferno (Run time 90 min.) DVD $99.95 This ambitious program, produced by the award-winning film director Peter Greenaway and internationally known artist Tom Phillips, brings to life the first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno. Featuring a cast that includes Sir John Gielgud as Virgil, the cantos are not conventionally dramatized. Instead, the feeling of Dante's poem is conveyed through juxtaposed imagery that conjures up a contemporary vision of hell, and its meaning is deciphered by eminent scholars in visual sidebars who interpret Dante's metaphors and symbolism. This program makes Dante accessible to the MTV generation. Caution to viewers: program contains nudity. (8 segments, 11 minutes each, color) #7300 World Literature - August Strindberg: Miss Julie (Run time 100 min.) DVD $99.95 Prolific Swedish playwright August Strindberg wrote over 70 plays in his lifetime, most obsessively preoccupied with the battle of the sexes. In this BBC production, Michael Simpson directs Strindberg's classic tragedy of class and sexual warfare. The neurotic, aristocratic daughter (Janet McTeer) of a count breaks off her engagement to her irresolute fiance. Despondent and bored, she idly occupies her time with her father's virile valet, Jean (Patrick Malahide), who not only seduces her, but begins to exercise Rasputin-like power over her life. As with most Strindberg works, the female character is unfashionably presented as manipulative and controlling, despite her ultimate demise by her own hand. (1 hour 40 minutes) #10031 World Literature - Fyodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment (Run time 59 min.) DVD $99.95 Considered the first modern novel, Crime and Punishment is both a compelling psychodrama and an unrelenting examination of modern humankind. This program skillfully interweaves riveting dramatizations of Fyodor Dostoevsky's masterpiece with Notes from the Underground and the autobiographical Memoirs from the House of the Dead. Penetrating observations are provided by Professor John Jones, of Oxford University, who scrutinizes the merciless introspection inherent in these works. (59 minutes) #10033 World Literature - Henrik Ibsen: The Master Playwright (Run time 58 min.) DVD $99.95 This program, narrated by Ibsen biographer Michael Meyer, charts the development of Henrik Ibsen's style over four periods: his early years of failure; his epic dramas; his sociological plays, such as A Doll's House, Ghosts, and Rosmersholm; and his final plays, including Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, and Little Eyolf, in which he dealt with the dark interior of the human soul. Televised productions and theater excerpts showcase Ibsen's works, while writers John Mortimer and D. M. Thomas and psychologist Anthony Storr consider their complexity and treatment of daring themes such as women's rights, venereal disease, and parental responsibility. (58 minutes) #10037 World Literature - Luigi Pirandello: In Search of an Author (Run time 59 min.) DVD $99.95 In 1925 Luigi Pirandello brought his troupe to England as part of a worldwide tour. This program re-creates one day in London as The Einstein of the Theater watches his plays and, away from the footlights, confronts the paradoxical nature of his life. Portions of Six Characters in Search of an Author; Henry IV; Right You Are, If You Think You Are; and The Rules of the Game are meticulously staged, using actors' accounts, period descriptions, and Pirandello's own comments. Plus, biographical notes written by Pirandello himself provide a new angle on the inner torment that animates his work, while playwright Julian Mitchell and novelist Leonardo Sciascia critically analyze the action as it unfolds. (60 minutes) #11200 World Literature - Daniil Kharms' The Old Woman (Run time 62 min.) DVD $99.95 Until recently, the serious works of Russian avant-garde writer Daniil Kharms-his absurdist pieces, the ones laced with irony and steeped in trenchant wit-were known only to the Soviet Union's literary underground. This production, reset in modern-day America, is the first film adaptation of Kharms' novella The Old Woman, a dark comedy about a man trying to get rid of a dead body. (62 minutes, b&w and color) #30743 World Literature - Metamorphosis (Run time 51 min.) DVD $99.95 For Gregor Samsa, the ill-fated protagonist of Franz Kafka's novel Metamorphosis, home is where the horror is. Filmed in Kafka's native Prague and narrated by actor Jeff Goldblum, this program blends creative reenactments with expert commentary to explore how Kafka's prescient masterpiece about a man turned into an insect shattered notions of the happy family and anticipated the darkness descending on Europe. The autobiographical aspects of the novel are richly documented, as are modern-day examples of what is now called Kafkaesque. A Discovery University Production. (51 minutes) #4053 World Literature - Ibsen: Hedda Gabler (Run time 78 min.) DVD $129.95 Diana Rigg is the manipulative Hedda, who will not or cannot conform to what society considers normal for a woman. The arrival of an ex-lover on the scene gives her the opportunity to determine someone else's fate-but of course that is not what Ibsen was writing about. With Denis Lill and Philip Bond, in the adaptation by John Osborne. (78 minutes) #10049 World Literature - David Malouf: An Imaginary Life (Run time 56 min.) DVD $129.95 He is a complex and lyrical poet-novelist whose work, rich in imagery and association, evokes a present in which the past is always just below the surface. In this tantalizing introduction to the fiction and poetry of David Malouf, filmed in 1997, the award-winning writer talks with great humanity about his life and career, focusing on how he relates to the world he so vividly describes. Readings by Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush are skillfully interwoven with archival and specially shot footage of the places and experiences that have shaped Malouf's unique literary vision. (56 minutes) #11419 World Literature - The Thousand and One Nights: A Historical Perspective (Run time 27 min.) DVD $129.95 Encompassing fairy tales, romances, legends, fables, parables, and anecdotes, The Thousand and One Nights is a composite of popular oral stories that developed over several centuries, mainly during the Empire of the Caliphate. This program scrutinizes the wonderfully audacious tale of Scheherazade and what it tells the attentive reader about the dreams of Arab men and women during the empire's golden age. Recurring themes such as a hunger for adventure and a desire to be free from tradition are explored, as well as a conception of power that glorifies self-control and disparages violence. (Portions in French with English subtitles, 27 minutes) #11998 World Literature - Marcel Proust: A Writer's Life (Run time 60 min.) DVD $129.95 Deftly blending the personal and the historical, this program is an illuminating and accessible introduction to the life and work of Marcel Proust, whose novel Remembrance of Things Past changed the face of literature. Interviews with writers Dame Iris Murdoch, Shelby Foote, and writer-critic Roger Shattuck highlight the magnitude of Proust's accomplishment, while dramatizations of key scenes from Proust's life combine with rare archival footage to place his personal struggle in a historical context. The film was co-produced by William C. Carter, author of the critically acclaimed Proust biography. Archival interviews include Jean Cocteau, Francois Mauriac, and Celeste Albaret, Proust's long-time friend and assistant. (60 minutes) #12001 World Literature - Jean Genet (Run time 59 min.) DVD $129.95 One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, Jean Genet spent the greater part of his early life in poverty or prison. Filmed in 1985 shortly before the author's death, this program contains a rare and extended subtitled interview with the man whose plays revolutionized postwar theater and whose novels and film, Chantes d'Amour, describe with startling directness and lyricism the world of pimps, prostitutes, thieves, down-and-outs, and, above all, homosexual love. Scenes from performances of his plays, along with documentary footage and readings, supplement Genet's own commentary on his many years in France's reformatories and prisons and his writing philosophy. (60 minutes) #29168 World Literature - Julio Cortazar: Argentina's Iconoclast (Run time 29 min.) DVD $129.95 Novelist and short-story writer Julio Cortazar was a master of experimental literature. In this program, Cortazar's preoccupation with 20th-century life and his rejection of its values is placed in historical context and examined as a theme in his works. In particular his masterpiece, Rayuela, is examined. Archival material and interviews with contemporaries bring to life the times that shaped Cortazar's oeuvre and ensured its enduring legacy. (Spanish with English subtitles, 28 minutes) #29169 World Literature - Pablo Neruda: Chile's Master Poet (Run time 28 min.) DVD $129.95 The life and work of Pablo Neruda-Nobel Laureate, statesman, renowned poet-both reflect and embody the events that shaped the 20th century. Born in Chile, he fled as a political refugee in 1948, not to return until 1952. Through archival material, Neruda's writings, and interviews with family, friends, and scholars, this program presents Neruda's life and the times that molded it. (Spanish with English subtitles, 28 minutes) #29170 World Literature - Gabriela Mistral: Focused on Love (Run time 28 min.) DVD $129.95 Recognized from an early age as a poet of remarkable ability, the writer who was to become known as Gabriela Mistral was the first Latin American woman to be awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize, in 1945. Composed of archival footage and commentary from scholars and friends who discuss the personal events that affected her life and infused her work with its themes of tragic love and unfulfilled maternal love, this program provides an in-depth portrait of one of Latin America's most gifted poets. (Spanish with English subtitles, 28 minutes) #29171 World Literature - Octavio Paz: Mexico's Muse (Run time 29 min.) DVD $129.95 Poet, writer, editor, diplomat, and Nobel Laureate, Octavio Paz is among the best-known Latin American literary figures. This program examines the influences of Marxism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, along with Existentialism and Surrealism, throughout his work. Archival material and commentary from friends, family, and scholars provide a comprehensive portrait of this extraordinary man and his work. (Spanish with English subtitles, 28 minutes) #29172 World Literature - Jose Marti: Cuba's Herald (Run time 28 min.) DVD $129.95 A Cuban patriot who expressed his views in his poetry and essays, Jose Marti lived many years in exile from Cuba, in Spain and Venezuela. This program traces 19th-century Latin American history through the life of one of its best-known commentators. Archival material, readings from his works and journals, and commentary by scholars and historians provide an overview of Marti and the era that he so greatly influenced by his actions and his writings. (Spanish with English subtitles, 28 minutes) #29174 World Literature - Carlos Fuentes: At Home in the Americas (Run time 28 min.) DVD $129.95 The writings of Carlos Fuentes-a Mexican novelist and playwright who combines a deep awareness of history and national identity with experimental narrative techniques to develop his themes-have had a powerful effect on contemporary Latin American literature. In this program, Fuentes, the son of a diplomat, discusses subjects such as the influence of politics on his life, his deep feelings for Mexico, and his writing career, which has brought him international acclaim. (Spanish with English subtitles, 28 minutes) #29175 World Literature - Isabel Allende: Possessed by Her Art (Run time 28 min.) DVD $129.95 From her first novel, which evolved from a letter to her grandfather, to her most recent works, Isabel Allende has frequently made use of magic realism and her expertise as a journalist to explore the harsh political realities of South America, the role of women in Latin America, and her own life experiences. In this program, Allende elaborates on her years in Chile, Venezuela, and the United States; the importance of spiritualism in her creative process; and other subjects. (Spanish with English subtitles, 28 minutes) #29176 World Literature - Mario Benedetti: Writing and Revolution (Run time 28 min.) DVD $129.95 Recognized as one of Uruguay's most perceptive writers, Mario Benedetti was also deeply involved in Latin American politics during the 1960s and 70s. In this program, Benedetti reflects on topics such as his life both at home and in Cuba, his crisis of political consciousness, and his diverse oeuvre, which includes novels, short stories, poems, and essays. (Spanish with English subtitles, 28 minutes) #29177 World Literature - Mario Vargas Llosa: In Love with Peru (Run time 28 min.) DVD $129.95 The writings of Mario Vargas Llosa-penetrating studies of Peruvian life-demonstrate the author's lifelong commitment to social change. In this program, Vargas Llosa, winner of the Cervantes Prize and widely regarded as Peru's most interesting novelist, offers insights into his beloved homeland, his life abroad, his unsuccessful bid for the presidency, and other topics. (Spanish with English subtitles, 28 minutes) #29178 World Literature - Marcela Serrano: A New Voice (Run time 28 min.) DVD $129.95 Marcela Serrano's first novel won the Literary Prize in Santiago and her second book won the Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz prize, awarded to the best Hispano-American novel written by a woman. In this program, Marcela Serrano-clearly on the upward path to international renown-assesses the diverse concerns that have influenced her life and her work, including the elimination of apartheid and the importance of creating genuine and loving relationships. (Spanish with English subtitles, 28 minutes) #29347 World Literature - Derek Walcott: The Poetry of Place (Run time 53 min.) DVD $129.95 Hailed as one of the finest living poets writing in English, Derek Walcott grew up on an island where French, French patois, and Creole are also spoken. Filmed on St. Lucia, Walcott's birthplace and the wellspring of his poetic vision, this program presents the biography of a major figure in contemporary literature. The poet talks about his childhood and education, his influences and techniques, and how he actually started out as a painter. Matched with beautifully filmed segments of the island and its people, Walcott reads selections of his poetry, including passages from his epic Omeros. (54 minutes) #34875 World Literature - Alexander Pushkin (Run time 26 min.) DVD $129.95 Arguably Russia's greatest poet, Alexander Pushkin established a literary tradition that was fully European yet distinctively Russian in character. This program tells the tale of a brief life that was itself worthy of fiction. Incorporating footage of Pushkin's lodgings, accoutrements, and environs as well as period artwork and architecture, it follows Pushkin from the Imperial Lyceum at Tsarskoye Selo, where his literary career began, to the field of honor where, in a duel at age 38, it was cut short. A fine introduction to the author of Ruslan and Ludmila, Eugene Onegin, and Boris Godunov. (26 minutes) #34876 World Literature - Boris Pasternak (Run time 25 min.) DVD $129.95 The life of Boris Pasternak-crowned by a Nobel Prize he dared not accept-is a story of success soured by political oppression. Drawing on previously unavailable footage, this program parts what was the Iron Curtain to profile the renowned author, from his early achievements as an upcoming avant-garde poet to the humiliations and threats heaped upon him, late in life, as a result of writing the internationally acclaimed novel Dr. Zhivago. Archival interviews with contemporaries and film clips of Pasternak himself provide insights into the world of a talented writer stifled by Socialist Realism and nearly destroyed by his own masterpiece. (25 minutes) #35413 World Literature - Pre-Columbian Literature (Run time 45 min.) DVD $129.95 The history and social structures of Latin America's native peoples were neither simple nor peaceful before the arrival of Europeans. Wars were fought, empires were created and destroyed, and-as this program illustrates-narrative tapestries of fact and fiction were woven in the process. Underscoring the linguistic sophistication that flourished for thousands of years in the region, the program addresses the proliferation of Nahuatl and Quechua literature, the codices and quipu of Mayan and Incan societies, and other ancient forms of written and oral communication. Although mythical accounts-including the Popol Vuh, the Chilam Balam, the Apu Ollantay, and the Runa yndio-are analyzed on several levels, they are most notably linked with the agendas of pre-Columbian social hierarchies. An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (45 minutes) #35414 World Literature - Conquest and Colony (Run time 46 min.) DVD $129.95 To the European imagination, America was a tabula rasa, a virgin territory. As this program describes, narrative art forms were essential to making sense of this exotic Eden and the possibilities it offered. New Spain became a place for re-creating myths and legends of the Western literary canon, for transforming poetry, prose, and epic literature. The diaries of Columbus, Bartolome de las Casas' History of the Indies, Bernal Diaz' True History of the Conquest of New Spain, and Bernardino de Sahagun's Florentine Codex are explored along with works from indigenous authors of the early colonial period-such as Ixtlilxochitl (History of the Chichimec Nation), Munoz Camargo (History of Tlaxcala), and Alvarado Tezozomoc (Mexicayotl Chronicle). An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (46 minutes) #35415 World Literature - Politicians and Revolutionaries (Run time 50 min.) DVD $129.95 The Era of Revolution severed political ties between Latin America and the Old World-but cultural independence was another matter. This program explains how the region's literature began to come into its own, relying on models and themes imported from Spain while establishing a dialogue with other literary traditions and aesthetic movements. Through the work of Jose Joaquin Fernandez de Lizardi, Esteban Echeverria, Bartolome Hidalgo, Mariano Melga, Jose Marti, Cirilo Villaverde, and other writers, viewers will become familiar with the literature of independence particular to Latin America-one that threads together the old and the new, the alien and the indigenous, to form its own unique creations. An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (50 minutes) #35416 World Literature - From Romanticism to Realism (Run time 51 min.) DVD $129.95 The 19th century brought tumultuous political change to Central and South America. This program shows how the cultural crucible of the region fused and realigned aesthetic movements considered sacrosanct in Europe-specifically, Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. In an eclectic matching game that became typical of Latin American literature, Realist and historical novels existed cheek-and-jowl with Romantic poetry, Romantic novels competed with the anecdotes of Ricardo Palma, and newspaper serials vied for attention with costumbrismo-a genre that depicted everyday manners and customs. Jicotencal, Jorge Isaacs' Maria, and Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda's Guatimozin, Last Emperor of Mexico are among the works discussed. An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (51 minutes) #35417 World Literature - Modernismo (Run time 51 min.) DVD $129.95 It was an aesthetic movement with an ambitious program: linguistic innovation as a means of liberation from Romanticism and Neoclassicism, and as a way to clarify Latin American identity. As this program explains, Modernismo coincided with a burst of interest in stories and accounts that were tied to the creation of independent nation states. Viewers will discover valuable insights regarding this cultural tidal wave and the ways in which it transformed the novel, lyrical poetry, and nonfiction prose into highly original shapes. The achievements of Ruben Dario, Jose Marti, Manuel Gutierrez Najera, Jose Asuncion Silva, and other seminal writers are examined, along with the external influences of the Symbolists and the Parnassian Poets. An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (51 minutes) #35418 World Literature - Regionalism and Indigenism (Run time 46 min.) DVD $129.95 The literature of Latin America has always defied homogeneity-and the first decades of the 20th century were no exception. This program studies artistic responses to Modernismo that accompanied a deepening appreciation of local cultural currents forming across the region-currents that, however disparate, were flowing into a shared identity. The forces that paved the way for a new avant-garde, replacing traditional means of discourse with a fractured and anxiety-ridden worldview, are analyzed. The concept of novelas de la tierra or novels of the land is addressed, as are the writings of Alcides Arguedas, Horacio Quiroga, Jose Eustasio Rivera, Romulo Gallegos, Martin Luis Guzman, Gregorio Lopez Fuentes, Rafael Munoz, Nelly Campobello, and numerous others. An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (46 minutes) #35419 World Literature - The Avant-Garde of the 1920s (Run time 50 min.) DVD $129.95 After the horrors of World War I, Latin American writing turned away from what many saw as ornamental and frivolous experimentation. This program studies the so-called criticism of Modernismo within Modernismo in which language reached back to a simpler, more intimate, less urban-centered framework. Investigating the work of several poets and authors of the period-including Enrique Gonzalez Martinez, Julio Herrera y Reissig, Maria Eugenia Vaz, Leopoldo Lugones, Delmira Agustini, Ramon Lopez Velarde, and Cesar Vallejo-the program reveals complex dynamics of nationalism and cosmopolitanism, Western literature and indigenous voices, and the spirit of breaking with the past and of belonging to an artistic tradition. An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (50 minutes) #35420 World Literature - Narrating Modernity: Writers of the Mid-20th Century (Run time 50 min.) DVD $129.95 The mid-20th century was an era of large-scale and often tragically violent political shifts which completely changed the face of Latin American life-and art. As this program demonstrates, the rise of military dictatorships and authoritarian regimes forced a reassessment of issues that had been problematic since Latin American countries gained their independence. These dilemmas brought intense pressure on social institutions and energized the works of Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, Roberto Arlt, Cesar Vallejo, Alejo Carpentier, Silvina Ocampo, and Juan Carlos Onetti. The significance of the Rio de la Plata region and Angel Rama's concept of narrative transculturation also inform the discussion. An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (50 minutes) #35421 World Literature - The Latin American Boom (Run time 51 min.) DVD $129.95 By the 1960s, Latin America's avant-garde movements had matured into a range of literary styles that were firmly entrenched in the cultural landscape. At the same time, there emerged a new and distinctive accent to Latin American literature that was no less authentic than its forebears. This program surveys the artistic phenomenon, manifested most notably in magical realism, that came to be known as the Latin American Boom. Examining the role of journalism and the ways in which various authors stylized their reporting in the service of artistic goals, the program looks at the work of Alejo Carpentier, Augusto Roa Bastos, Julio Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Juan Carlos Onetti, Jose Donoso, Miguel Angel Asturias, and Juan Rulfo. Some language may be offensive. An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (50 minutes) #35422 World Literature - After the Boom (Run time 50 min.) DVD $129.95 As the 1970s progressed, the political climate in Latin America became increasingly dark, with no end in sight to the proliferation of brutal dictatorships. This program analyzes the cultural impact of those developments and the tensions which gave Latin American literature of the period its energy and resonance. With insight into the challenges of writing in the face of tyranny, the program explores the work of authors from the Southern Cone region and offers perspectives on Carlos Monsivais, Elena Poniatowska, Rodolfo Walsh, Miguel Gutierrez, Oswaldo Reynoso, Julio Cortazar, Hector Tizon, and Diamela Eltit. The emergence of the urban cronica is discussed in depth. Some language may be offensive. An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (50 minutes) #35423 World Literature - Brazilian Literature: The First 500 Years (Run time 48 min.) DVD $129.95 Unified by the Portuguese language, the literature of Brazil represents the cultural synthesis of three distinct influences: indigenous peoples, European emigres, and Africans brought to the New World as slaves. This program reflects on those influences as it examines the first five centuries of recorded Brazilian writing. With an overview of ancient folklore and verse, the program highlights connections between Brazilian and Baroque traditions; it also studies the importance of Neoclassicism and Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, and Parnassianism and Symbolism. Works by Claudio Manuel da Costa, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Alberto de Oliveira, Raimundo Correia, Olavo Bilac, Euclides da Cunha, and others are featured. An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (48 minutes) #35424 World Literature - Brazilian Literature: The 20th Century (Run time 53 min.) DVD $129.95 In the first decades of the 20th century, Brazilian avant-garde literature came into its own. This program examines the awakening of Modernismo and subsequent movements in Brazilian letters, from Sao Paulo's Week of Modern Art in 1922 to the politically focused milieu of the 1970s. Outlining historical events that helped shape the country's multifaceted culture, the program explores the writings of Graciliano Ramos, Jose Lins do Rego, Augusto Meyer, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Jorge Amado, Erico Verissimo, Clarice Lispector, and Nelida Pinon, and others. It also looks at the Brazilian literature of today as it struggles to create new styles and forms that can do justice to its turbulent history. An FFH&S/Tranquilo Production. (53 minutes) #35948 World Literature - Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason: Salman Rushdie (Run time 57 min.) DVD $129.95 Painfully familiar with the clash of personal and religious expression, Salman Rushdie can now be seen as a literary sentinel regarding the rise of Islamic extremism. In this program, Bill Moyers talks with the author of Shame, The Satanic Verses, and Shalimar the Clown about the impact of 9/11, about tension between moderate and radical Islam, and about the need to hold the line on fundamentalism even when it leads to personal risk. A reading by Rushdie from The Satanic Verses is also included. (57 minutes) #35959 World Literature - Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason: Pema Chodron (Run time 54 min.) DVD $129.95 One of North America's most prominent practitioners of Buddhist monasticism, Ani Pema Chodron has written extensively on Buddhist principles in the context of everyday living. Bill Moyers talks with the author of When Things Fall Apart, The Places That Scare You, and No Time to Lose about ideas and teachings that have special significance for western Buddhists-and will resonate with non-Buddhists as well. (53 minutes) #5196 World Literature - Marina Tsvetayeva (Run time 56 min.) DVD $149.95 Marina Tsvetayeva was one of the great poets of the 20th century and a contemporary of Akhmatova, Pasternak, Mandelstam, and Mayakovsky. She lived through World War I, the Revolution, the Civil War, and the Moscow Famine, and then in exile in Germany, Czechoslovakia, France, and internal exile back in the Soviet Union. Determined to remain apolitical, she became a victim of her convictions. Her husband became an NKVD agent in Paris and her daughter a staunch Communist. She was shunned by the Russian emigre community. Despite her famous affairs, she was devoted to her husband and followed him back to Russia where she was sent into internal exile and committed suicide at the age of 49. This docudrama includes archival footage of the times and places that provided the backdrop of her life; readings in Russian and English of her poems, diaries, and letters; dramatized scenes; and interviews with key writers, biographers, and translators of her work. (56 minutes) #5871 World Literature - Chekhov (Run time 53 min.) DVD $149.95 A superb Russian film documentary of the life and loves, the thoughts and works, the great themes and the little individual lights and shadows that made Chekhov the man and the artist. Set in Moscow in 1914-ten years after Chekhov's death, long enough to provide some perspective on his greatness, close enough for memories to have remained fresh-the program gives us Chekhov through the eyes of those who worked with him and loved him, using superb Russian documentary footage to make both the playwright and his time come to vivid life. (Russian with English subtitles, 53 minutes) #6953 World Literature - Alan Paton: A Profile (Run time 55 min.) DVD $149.95 After years of apartheid, open elections were finally held in South Africa in the 1980s. Alan Paton, anti-apartheid activist and author of the internationally acclaimed novel, Cry the Beloved Country, played a major role in freeing his nation from the yoke of institutionalized prejudice. Here, the author discusses the influences which inspired him to write the novel, and uses passages from it and other works to trace his path from apartheid supporter to anti-apartheid crusader. Paton's own words and those of family and friends reveal the personality of the man who helped launch South Africa's Liberal Party. (55 minutes) #7757 World Literature - Faust: The Man and the Legend (Run time 29 min.) DVD $149.95 The historical Dr. Faust, and the legends that have arisen around him thanks to the writings of Marlowe, Lessing, and Goethe, are the subject of this fascinating program. The real Faust-excommunicated as a heretic-is presented as a victim of the political and religious tensions of his day. In a medieval world that believed in the corporeal presence of the Devil, the accusation that Faust was in league with Mephistopheles seems strangely reasonable. Faust's mysterious death is seen as contributing to the subsequent legends that developed surrounding his character. Viewers gain a sense of Europe before the Enlightenment, and of the legendary figure who continues to symbolize humankind's quest for scientific knowledge. A Deutsche Welle Production. (29 minutes, color) #10047 World Literature - V. S. Naipaul: The Enigma of Writing (Run time 53 min.) DVD $149.95 In this program, novelist V. S. Naipaul, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature, explores the relationship between a writer and his work, offering insights into his life, his career, and his subtly incisive novel/memoir The Enigma of Arrival. In particular, he contrasts the inspiration of living in the English countryside with the Caribbean, Indian, and African influences that dominate his earlier writings. Excerpts from Miguel Street, A House for Mr. Biswas, and other books-read by actor Roshan Seth and by Naipaul himself-round out this engaging interview. (53 minutes) #10056 World Literature - Yukio Mishima: Samurai Writer (Run time 54 min.) DVD $149.95 Ridiculed by some, admired by others, and ignored by no one, Yukio Mishima has remained a paradox in both life and death. This vintage program combines extensive archival footage of Mishima; interviews with colleagues, including his biographer, Henry Scott Stokes, and two of his translators; and readings by actor John Hurt to portray Japan's immensely popular novelist, playwright, actor, and patriot of the extreme right. Obsessed with the act of hara-kiri and torn between Japanese tradition and the Westernization of his culture, Mishima's final statement, made in the prime of his life, is a subject of ongoing debate. (55 minutes) #10071 World Literature - R. K. Narayan: India's Chekhov (Run time 52 min.) DVD $149.95 The stories of R. K. Narayan embody the indescribable charm of learning about a new country by living among the locals. In this interview, Narayan introduces Malgudi, the fictional setting for his novels. Amid images of Mysore-his beloved hometown and model for Malgudi-he shares the details of his life, his approach to writing, and his friendship with Graham Greene. Readings by actor Madhav Sharma underscore the way in which humor is artfully mingled with an underlying sense of sadness in stories such as Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, and The English Teacher. (52 minutes) #10073 World Literature - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: In Love with Mother Russia (Run time 49 min.) DVD $149.95 I could not have invented my life better than it invented itself.... All I had to do was take possession of it to write about it. So says Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a Nobel Laureate who has lived the terrible hardships of his landmark novels. In this gripping program, key figures such as Andrei Vassilievsky, the editor of Novy Mir; Nikita Struve, the first publisher of The Gulag Archipelago; and Solzhenitsyn himself, in a rare interview, discuss the events that have both stimulated and shaped a perilous lifetime of writing. Extracts from Archipelago and The Oak and the Calf drive home the harsh realities of life in the U.S.S.R. during the Stalin and Brezhnev regimes. (49 minutes) #10096 World Literature - Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride (Run time 53 min.) DVD $149.95 Where have all the Lady Macbeths gone? wondered Margaret Atwood. Her answer came in the form of Zienia, the predatory protagonist of The Robber Bride. In this interview, Canada's preeminent novelist, poet, and critic discusses topics such as how she became a writer and how the women's movement, World War II, and her home city of Toronto have influenced her writing. Excerpts from The Robber Bride-her witty recasting of the Grimms' tale The Robber Bridegroom-and Cat's Eye, read by actress Nadia Cameron, showcase the incisive and poetic nature of Atwood's prose. (53 minutes) #10201 World Literature - Saramago: The Novel of His Life (Run time 50 min.) DVD $149.95 Reflecting on learning that he had won the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature, Jose Saramago said, I never felt more alone in my entire life as in that moment. A feeling of solitude that was absolute, absolute, absolute... In this intimate program-filmed on location in Portugal, the Canary Islands, and Spain-Saramago; his wife, journalist Pilar del Rio; and others analyze the life and work of the preeminent Portuguese writer while capturing the hectic period prior to the Nobel award ceremony-days filled with banquets and book signings, tours and tributes, and, not surprisingly, great fatigue balanced by Saramago's characteristic good humor. (50 minutes) #10202 World Literature - Henrik Ibsen: Sphinx-Who Are You? (Run time 53 min.) DVD $149.95 Henrik Ibsen scrutinized and interpreted human hearts and minds in such a manner as to prompt Sigmund Freud to create a typology based on the dramatist's principal characters. Yet the evidence of Ibsen's life argues that he himself lived with a dual nature that went largely unreconciled. This program seeks to understand the man known as The Sphinx by tracing his travels, examining excerpts from his writings, and studying his detailed instructions for the performance of his contemporary dramas. (53 minutes) #11789 World Literature - Immortal Ibsen (Run time 51 min.) DVD $149.95 Second only to Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen is the most-performed playwright in the world. This program, as much a tribute to the art of theater as to the immortal Ibsen, reveals a perennial fascination with Norway's master playwright. Excerpts from A Doll's House, Peer Gynt, and other productions captured on film in the United States, Canada, Britain, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Serbia, Iran, China, Argentina, and Venezuela are included, as well as interviews with renowned actor Earl Hyman and other notable interpreters of Ibsen's plays. (51 minutes) #12002 World Literature - Jacques Lacan (Run time 63 min.) DVD $149.95 Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and heir to Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan wrote and lectured from 1953 to 1979, initiating a sweeping resurgence of psychoanalysis in France and throughout the world. In this program, Lacan's remarkable career is traced and his importance highlighted by references to the works of philosophers Jacques Derrida and Christian Jambet. Psychoanalysts Jean-Bertrand Pontalis, Juliet Mitchell, and Mario Belo comment on Lacan's exceptional analyses of such topics as the western family, the contradictions of love, and the illusions of the French Revolution. (63 minutes)English #12003 World Literature - Jacques Lacan (French) (Run time 63 min.) DVD $149.95 Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and heir to Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan wrote and lectured from 1953 to 1979, initiating a sweeping resurgence of psychoanalysis in France and throughout the world. In this program, Lacan's remarkable career is traced and his importance highlighted by references to the works of philosophers Jacques Derrida and Christian Jambet. Psychoanalysts Jean-Bertrand Pontalis, Juliet Mitchell, and Mario Belo comment on Lacan's exceptional analyses of such topics as the western family, the contradictions of love, and the illusions of the French Revolution. (63 minutes)French #29349 World Literature - Amos Oz (Run time 53 min.) DVD $149.95 Admiringly called a kind of Zionist Orwell by Newsweek, Amos Oz is arguably the best-known Israeli intellectual in the world. This program profiles the controversial Oz through a mix of monologue, interview, and biography, revealing his acute understanding of family life and fanaticism. Economical in his use of language, Oz depicts the people of Israel, the country's political tribulations, and the region's history-steeped landscape with astonishing clarity and insight. (53 minutes) #29751 World Literature - Miguel de Cervantes (Run time 43 min.) DVD $149.95 Using drawings, paintings, letters, maps, and footage of notable landmarks, this program presents the adventures and tribulations of Miguel de Cervantes, arguably the best-known figure in Spanish literary history. In addition to Don Quixote, one of the most influential and widely read classics in Western literature, the program also introduces Cervantes' Novelas Ejemplares, a group of short stories that he claimed were the first to be written in Castilian. (Spanish with English subtitles, 43 minutes) #29793 World Literature - Federico Garcia Lorca (Run time 54 min.) DVD $149.95 Initially trained as a classical pianist, Lorca became one of Spain's greatest poets and dramatists. This program weaves archival footage with dozens of photos and manuscripts to examine his work, his influences, and his friendships with other luminaries, including Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali, and Pablo Neruda. Such poetic works as Llanto por Ignacio Sanchez Mejias, Poema del Cante Jondo, and Romancero Gitano are discussed in the context of their creation, as well as the plays La Zapatera Prodigiosa, Bodas de Sangre, Yerma, and La Casa de Bernarda Alba. The roles of Yerma and Bernarda are closely examined, as well as Lorca's tragic muse Margarita Xirgu, for whom these parts were written. The program concludes with his murder by the Nationalists in his native Granada. (Spanish with English subtitles, 53 minutes) #29985 World Literature - The Divine Comedy: Visions of Violence and Beauty (Run time 60 min.) DVD $149.95 Two of Italy's greatest artists are eternally linked, one genius having paid homage to another. Two hundred years after Dante Alighieri wrote The Divine Comedy, Sandro Botticelli illustrated the classic with a series of exquisite drawings crafted at the height of his career. In this program, translator Mark Musa, art historians, clergy, and other experts guide viewers through Botticelli's exquisite portrayal of Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, images that have had a lasting impact on the collective imagination of Western civilization. This program surveys Dante's epic and the 92 surviving illustrations to provide an unparalleled tour of two masterpieces of literature and art. (60 minutes) #30017 World Literature - Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist of Words (Run time 48 min.) DVD $149.95 With sales of more than 32 million books in 51 languages, Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho is one of the most widely read authors in the world. This program captures Coelho's story through conversations with the award-winning writer and those who know and admire him. Coelho's use of a symbolic language, designed to transcend the intellect to speak directly to the heart, is discussed along with colorful incidents spanning his life, from his youthful involvement with the hippie movement to his emergence as a world-class author. In addition, The Alchemist, a number one bestseller in 29 countries, and some of his more recent writings are examined. (48 minutes) #31140 World Literature - The Genji Scrolls Reborn (Run time 60 min.) DVD $149.95 Designated national treasures, the picture scrolls of The Tale of Genji were made in the 12th century, 100 years after Murasaki Shikibu wrote her classic story of Buddhist sensibilities and courtly romance in Japan's Heian period. This program combines readings from chapters corresponding to the paintings with a look at their meticulous restoration in order to rediscover an enduring literary masterpiece. Digital technology and painstaking reproductions allow the ancient pictures to be enjoyed in their original splendor, vividly bringing the world's oldest novel to life. (60 minutes) #32652 World Literature - Anthology of Contemporary Indian Writing (Run time 93 min.) DVD $149.95 This program spotlights a diverse group of Indian writers invited to participate in the Belles Etrangeres, a French literary festival. Featured authors include award-winning Bengali novelist and social activist Mahasweta Devi; Kannada novelist U. R. Ananthamurthy, former president of the Sahitya Akademi; Hindi stylist Krishna Baldev Vaid; Malayalam writer M. Mukundan; Marathi Dalit writer Narendra Jadhav; Hindi poet Udayan Vajpeyi; Gujarati memoirist and novelist Esther David; English-language novelists Shashi Tharoor, Anita Rau Badami, Upamanyu Chatterjee, and Shauna Singh Baldwin; and the author-illustrator duo Anushka Ravishankar and Pulak Biswas. Not available in French-speaking Canada. (93 minutes) #32844 World Literature - Haiku: In Basho's Footsteps (Run time 45 min.) DVD $149.95 More than three centuries ago, the seminal haiku poet Matsuo Basho traveled Japan in a spiritual quest for enlightenment. In this down-to-earth program, haiku enthusiasts from around the world including award-winning haiku poet and English teacher Visnja McMaster and haiku translator Judit Vihar, professor of Japanese studies at Eotvos Lorand University, follow in the master's footsteps as they open themselves to the haiku moment at the very places where Basho himself found inspiration. Excerpts from Basho's impressions of his journey, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, are included, as are haiku written by the trip participants. The therapeutic value of haiku-writing for traumatized children and adults is also addressed. (45 minutes) #35688 World Literature - The Song of Roland (Run time 73 min.) DVD $149.95 Compiled in the 11th century, The Song of Roland is perhaps the world's most famous portrait of early European chivalry, piousness, and militarism. This beautifully produced program offers an abridged English version of the battlefield epic, combining richly textured medieval and Renaissance art images with scholarly summaries and interpretations of the work's major sections. Acknowledging the poem's historical inaccuracies, the video nevertheless underscores its importance for later European listeners: specifically, as a rallying cry mobilizing Christian forces to embark on the Crusades. An Old French recital of the song's first six lines begins the program. (73 minutes) #35994 World Literature - Dante: Visions of the Inferno (Run time 74 min.) DVD $149.95 Drawing upon the insights of numerous international scholars-and illustrating crucial passages with stunning animation sequences-this program guides viewers through the Inferno of Dante's Divine Comedy. With detailed analysis of the poet's descent into Hell and navigation through its various levels, the program interprets Dante's motives for embarking on such a journey, explains his relationship and interaction with both Virgil and Beatrice, and describes the complex mixture of morality and humanism within the work-embodied in Dante's attitude toward those who inhabit the realms of the dead. (Portions in Italian and French with English subtitles, 74 minutes) #4047 World Literature - Ibsen: Ghosts (Run time 90 min.) DVD $159.95 Ibsen endures, because the strangling effects of convention are as recognizable today as when he first shocked his bourgeois audiences with plays that revealed how destructive are the impulses beneath the facade of propriety. For years, Mrs. Alving has, for appearance's sake, endured a loveless marriage to a dissolute and drunken man. She even sent her only son away from home so that he would not be corrupted by his father. But despite (or, ironically, perhaps because of) her efforts, the ghosts of the past are resurrected as her son reappears, the obvious heir to his father's sins and excesses. With Dorothy Tutin, Richard Pasco, and Ronald Fraser. (90 minutes) #38968 World Literature - The Five Follies of Don Quixote (Run time 114 min.) DVD $199.95 With compelling dramatizations filmed at authentic Spanish locations, this program explores the farcical structure of Don Quixote as well as the parallels between Cervantes' magnum opus and his own unusual life. Studying the richness of meaning and moral commentary associated with the would-be knight-errant, the program highlights the universality of Cervantes' narrative-while evoking contrasts with our own age and its vastly different take on idealism, honesty, and individuality. Organized thematically, the film guides viewers through five distinct follies-Friendship, Reason, Liberty, Love, and Adventure-closely tied to the character of Don Quixote and, interestingly, his creator. Not available in French-speaking Canada. (Portions in Spanish with English subtitles, 113 minutes) #7318 World Literature - Samuel Beckett: As the Story Was Told (Run time 106 min.) DVD $259.95 The life of Irish novelist, poet, and playwright Samuel Beckett is profiled in this two-part documentary: from his Dublin childhood, to his days in Paris, associating with Picasso and Chagall, to old age. Excerpts from a performance of the semiautobiographical Krapp's Last Tape and previously unpublished letters tell the story, along with the remembrances of Beckett's lifelong friend and publisher, Jerome Lindon, relatives, and others who knew him. This is a rare glimpse into the reclusive world of this literary giant, whose most famous work, Waiting for Godot, evokes with unnerving precision the cosmic despair and isolation of modern humankind. A BBC Production. (1 hour 46 minutes) #32484 World Literature - German Masters: The Uber Series (Run time min.) DVD $909.65 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich Heine, and Hermann Hesse-three of Germany's greatest writers. This classic series offers an in-depth look at their lives and literary legacy. Filmed entirely on location, the programs combine letters, memoirs, rare manuscripts, paintings, and photographs with readings and excerpts from each author's best-known works. 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#35107 Global Studies - The United Nations: Working for Us All (Run time 15 min.) DVD $49.95 Nearly everyone on the planet knows o...f the United Nations, but far fewer understand the important functions it performs in our complicated world. Michael Douglas narrates this compelling introduction to the work of the organization. Outlining the UN's creation and history, and incorporating interviews with Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other prominent leaders, the program illustrates the UN's widespread efforts in peacekeeping, police training, land mine removal, election monitoring, disaster relief, and health initiatives to combat HIV/AIDS and other epidemics. The roles of UNICEF and other subgroups are also explored. A United Nations Production. (15 minutes) #35108 Global Studies - The UN Security Council: Keeping the Peace (Run time 16 min.) DVD $49.95 A cornerstone of the United Nations, the Security Council takes on some of the organization's most difficult duties. This program highlights the Council's role in preventing conflicts, resolving disputes, and occasionally initiating military action against an aggressor. Beginning in the era of the original P-5 membership-the U.S., the U.S.S.R., China, France, and Great Britain-the video explores the history of the Council, examining dramatic moments in the Korean conflict, the Cuban missile crisis, the prelude to the invasion of Iraq, and other cases in which members have struggled to balance their own interests with those of the world body. A United Nations Production. (16 minutes) #35169 Global Studies - Italy: Natural Hazards and Disasters (Run time 25 min.) DVD $49.95 Why do communities take hold in areas prone to flooding, volcanic eruptions, and other catastrophes? This program profiles Italian cities that have suffered from natural disasters and why habitation has continued in those places. Touring flood-plagued Florence, its Arno River dam, and a Roman-style house near Pompeii, the program presents examples of how, throughout history, environmental dangers have taken a backseat to everyday human needs, until they can no longer be ignored. A viewable/printable instructor's guide-including geographical background information, extension activities, vocabulary handouts, and more-is available online. Correlates to National Geography Standards. (25 minutes) #32818 Population & Demography - The State of World Population Report (Run time 8 min.) DVD $49.95 According to the latest statistics from the United Nations Population Fund, the momentum of world population growth has slowed. But does that mean the population boom is over? This program summarizes the results of the most recent State of World Population Report, highlighting key changes in fertility rates and family size, as well as demographic shifts and the implications of increased human longevity. A United Nations Production. (9 minutes) #32848 Terrorism - Cyberterror: Bringing Down the Internet (Run time 17 min.) DVD $49.95 When the next terrorist attack occurs, will it be by air strike or keystroke? This program reveals the vulnerability of the Internet backbone to paralyzing hack attacks and measures being taken to close some of the many holes in the Net. After discussing the open nature of online communications and how attacks via landline are conducted, security consultants demonstrate the ease with which cyberterrorists can breach wireless networks by ??war driving.?x9D Software and insurance companies as well as law enforcement agencies are cited as crucial components in what must become an all-out coordinated anti-terror effort??while there is still time. (17 minutes) #35166 World History & Politics - Canada: A Diverse Culture (Run time 25 min.) DVD $49.95 Famous for its natural beauty, Canada is underappreciated for its vibrant multiculturalism and racial diversity. This program journeys to Quebec and British Columbia to study social, economic, and cultural issues in those provinces. Conversations with local residents-including bilingual students in Montreal and three generations of Japanese fishermen in Vancouver-highlight the complexities and the rewards of the Canadian experience. A viewable/printable instructor's guide-including geographical background information, extension activities, vocabulary handouts, and more-is available online. Correlates to National Geography Standards. (25 minutes) #2550 20th Century History - How the Nazis Came to Power (Run time 17 min.) DVD $59.95 This program shows how simple and logical it all was-one step at a time, from the bitter defeat of World War I and the humiliating Treaty of Versailles, the wrangling of the Weimar democracy, the economic crisis... Then the fear of Communism, the threat of violence, and the Nazi promise of law and order was so seductive that the mass of Germans were willing to overlook a little repression here and a little there, until it became a point of honor for Germans to witness brutality without flinching. Forced after the war to look at what they had done, the Germans would not or could not see. (17 minutes, b&w) #9011 20th Century History - Seeds of Change (Run time 46 min.) DVD $59.95 How did the 20th century change the way Americans live? This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings examines daily life during the early 1900s-when William McKinley was President, a loaf of bread cost only a few cents, horsepower really meant horsepower, flying to the moon was the stuff of dreams, and the average life span was only 45 years-while looking ahead to the decades of changes yet to come. (46 minutes) #9012 20th Century History - 1914-1919: Shell Shock (Run time 45 min.) DVD $59.95 The psychological damage inflicted by the stupefying bombardments of World War I was called shell shock, a term that aptly described the feelings of the post-war world. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings illustrates America's reluctant emergence as a world power and analyzes the impact of the wholesale sense of loss-of life, of husbands and fathers, and of sacred ideals such as honor, patriotism, and glory-that sprang from the war to end all wars. (45 minutes) #9013 20th Century History - 1920-1929: Boom to Bust (Run time 46 min.) DVD $59.95 In the aftermath of World War I, many modern-minded Americans, particularly women, were eager to do away with outdated traditions and claim new rights and freedoms. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings investigates why the issue of women's rights, ranging from suffrage to smoking, became so controversial-and what that said about America's sense of self. (46 minutes) #9014 20th Century History - 1929-1936: Stormy Weather (Run time 46 min.) DVD $59.95 America-a nation that claimed ever-increasing wealth as its birthright-was rudely awakened by the Great Depression, which caused 25 percent unemployment, the closing of 9,000 banks, and the loss of $2.5 billion in deposits. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings captures a people's struggle as they faced the collapse of prosperity and diminished hope of being able to experience the American Dream. (46 minutes) #9015 20th Century History - 1936-1941: Over the Edge (Run time 46 min.) DVD $59.95 Safely watching Europe from across the Atlantic Ocean, many Americans observed the messianic popularity of Hitler and Mussolini and the subsequent outbreak of World War II with concern and dismay. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings explores the crucial question: could the United States resist involvement, or would American forces be sent to fight in another European war? (46 minutes) #9016 20th Century History - 1941-1945: Civilians at War (Run time 69 min.) DVD $59.95 World War II was the first war in history that killed more civilians than soldiers, as leaders on both sides accepted noncombatant casualties as inevitable-and, to some, even desirable. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings studies the courage and the strength necessary to face and survive starvation, bombing, torpedoing, massacre, and extermination in camps specifically designed for that purpose. (69 minutes) #9017 20th Century History - 1941-1945: Homefront (Run time 46 min.) DVD $59.95 The shock of Pearl Harbor awoke America from its dream of isolationism. As troops went overseas and industry ramped up to supply the urgent need for war materials, a new wave of Southern blacks migrated north and west to fill the workforce-along with millions of women, who exchanged housework for war work. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings discusses the effects of World War II on the homefront, spotlighting the war's impact as a catalyst for economic, demographic, and social change. (46 minutes) #9018 20th Century History - 1946-1952: Best Years (Run time 46 min.) DVD $59.95 Demobilization after World War II meant difficult changes as the U.S., geared up for war, resumed a peacetime existence. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings describes America's new status as a superpower, as the nation shouldered the responsibility for rebuilding Europe and Japan-and for containing Soviet ambitions. The challenge faced by veterans and spouses to become reacquainted after years of separation and hardship is highlighted. (46 minutes) #9019 20th Century History - 1953-1960: Happy Daze (Run time 46 min.) DVD $59.95 The post-war baby boom, suburban living, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis epitomize the contentment of the Eisenhower years. But these were also years marked by rabid McCarthyism, violent civil rights demonstrations, and a frightening escalation in the Cold War. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings probes the tension between these crosscurrents in American history. (46 minutes) #9020 20th Century History - 1960-1964: Poisoned Dreams (Run time 44 min.) DVD $59.95 Beset by both international and domestic pressures, America during the Camelot years was swiftly approaching a political-cultural meltdown. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings documents U.S.-Soviet conflicts of interest in Cuba and Vietnam and the growing polarization at home between civil rights activists and segregationist hard-liners, which resulted in the Birmingham riots and the freedom march on Washington, D.C. (44 minutes) #9021 20th Century History - 1965-1970: Unpinned (Run time 46 min.) DVD $59.95 Riots and protests intensified in the U.S. as the war in Vietnam dragged on, with anti-war and civil rights activists seeking violent ways to agitate for peace and equality. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings presents the unrelenting rage that divided the nation during those perilous years, as the Watts race riots, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and the Kent State killings made headline news. (46 minutes) #9022 20th Century History - 1971-1975: Approaching the Apocalypse (Run time 46 min.) DVD $59.95 The trauma of the war in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal left Americans exhausted, embittered, and disillusioned with politics and politicians. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings appraises the effects of those blights on the political landscape and their impact on the trust between the government and the governed, so vital to the well-being of a representative democracy such as the United States. (46 minutes) #9023 20th Century History - 1976-1980: Starting Over (Run time 46 min.) DVD $59.95 The women's and civil rights movements, begun decades earlier and as controversial as ever, continued to evolve during the nation's Bicentennial period. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings focuses on the changing momentum of feminism, hampered by its failure to secure broad ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, and the heated confrontations that arose over affirmative action and busing. (46 minutes) #9024 20th Century History - 1981-1989: A New World (Run time 44 min.) DVD $59.95 The Reagan era witnessed the unexpected end of the Cold War and a welcome return to a booming domestic economy-but did events unfold too quickly to control? This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings takes a look at the details and the aftershocks both of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and of the yuppie capitalism that threatened to push the limits of the American economy too far. (44 minutes) #9025 20th Century History - Then and Now (Run time 46 min.) DVD $59.95 Fifty years into the future, how will computer and communications technology reshape the way Americans work and play? What will be the benefits and consequences of biotechnology? Will third-world nations dominate headline news? This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings examines key moments of the '90s, reflects on changes during the last five decades, and, with the assistance of leading futurists, looks ahead to some of the possible events and innovations just over the horizon. (46 minutes) #34203 Terrorism - The West Bank Wall: Life on Both Sides (Run time 14 min.) DVD $59.95 A 600-kilometer wall of concrete and barbed wire-Israel's official answer to Palestinian attacks. Visiting the West Bank town of Abu Dis, located on the route of the barrier, this program explains how Israel's solution is a Palestinian problem. Abu Dis business owners, leaders, and everyday citizens communicate a painful reality: the finished wall will bar thousands from their lands and livelihoods, and from nearby Jerusalem. The program balances its perspective by interviewing fearful Israelis as well, and provides a historical outline of modern Israel's origins, the intifadas, and the Oslo accords. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. (14 minutes) #1481 20th Century History - The Battle of Verdun (Run time 26 min.) DVD $69.95 The battle that marked the turning point of World War I, the epitome of trench warfare, and so costly in human life that France may never have recovered. (26 minutes, b&w) #1607 20th Century History - 1945: Year of Victory (Run time 20 min.) DVD $69.95 This program contains contemporary newsreels shown to American and British movie audiences at year's end-important not only for the events shown, but for the emphases and biases of the participants in those events. The year 1945 began with V2s targeted on London and the Battle of the Bulge on the Continent. But then events rushed to their inevitable conclusion: the Russian attacks toward Berlin; the Yalta Conference; blistering air attacks on Germany and the crossing of the Rhine; the death of Roosevelt; Soviet and American armies converging; the surrender of Italy and the end of Mussolini; the surrender of the Germans; and the Nuremberg Trials. On the Pacific Front: the recapture of the Philippines and Burma; Iwo Jima and the historic raising of the American flag; the bombing of Tokyo; the invasion of Okinawa; the Potsdam Conference; the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; the Japanese surrender. This program ends in a tally of the cost of war and a plea for peace. (20 minutes, b&w) #1610 20th Century History - The Mediterranean Front (Run time 26 min.) DVD $69.95 The campaign to liberate Europe from the Normandy beaches was followed three months later by massive landings on France's Mediterranean coast. Like the forces to the north, this army had to batter its way, town by town, sometimes falling back, but ultimately prevailing until it crossed the Rhine and the Danube.France capitulated quickly to the Germans after the Maginot Line was outflanked, and resentment still runs high among the French that the British used their pitiful evacuation means at Dunkirk to save only the British, leaving the remains of the fighting French to fend for themselves.This program shows the efforts of the free French to gather and train in North Africa for the landing and reconquest of France from the south. A hundred thousand French troops took part in the British and American campaign to liberate Italy; the French liberated Corsica in October 1943 and Elba in June 1944; D-Day in the Provence-a major Allied offensive-was August 15, 1944. This program documents the campaign that followed the Mediterranean landings as it fought its way across Europe as far as the Danube, and ends with Marshal Keitel's final surrender. (26 minutes, b&w) #2468 20th Century History - The Battle of the Marne (Run time 30 min.) DVD $69.95 The Battle of the Marne is the demarcation between the ancient and the modern world, between wars fought with white gloves and those fought by killing machines. This program examines the roots of the First World War: France's humiliating loss of Alsace and Lorraine in 1870; in the growing nationalisms, the pan-Germanism promoted by the Kaiser and the pan-Slavism by Tsar Nicholas; the jealousy and arrogance of the Germans, and their growing industrial power; the decay of the Austro-Hungarian Empire; the intertwining ententes and alliances, the words of honor given that would send millions to their deaths. The program documents the struggles, the forced marches, the uneven confrontation between well-trained soldiers and patriotic farmers; portrays the leaders on both sides; and details the battle of the Marne-a vicious, unbelievably bloody battle that in earlier times would have signaled the end of a war. This one would last four more years, cost nine million lives, and solve nothing. (30 minutes)English #2562 20th Century History - The '20s: From Illusion to Disillusion (Run time 77 min.) DVD $69.95 The wild and crazy '20s... the Jazz Age... the dangerous decade that laid the groundwork for many of the debacles of the remainder of the century. The end of World War I marked the end of the sufferings of war, and of the standards and expectations of the 19th century: hems came up, morality was redefined, and the search was on for the new. The '20s were a fertile time for artistic innovation and for dictatorships-the cruelties of the Bolshevik Revolution were only a prologue to the works of Stalin; Mussolini rose to power; Poland's democracy died; Hitler's Brown Shirts made themselves known. The decade of technological innovation, of Lindbergh's transatlantic flight and Jack Dempsey's heavyweight championship, of Sacco and Vanzetti, of Fitzgerald and Hemingway, of Coco Chanel and the Charleston ended with the stock market debacle of 1929, the crash heard round the world. (77 minutes, b&w) #2594 20th Century History - World War II (Run time 33 min.) DVD $69.95 This program covers World War II from the invasion of Poland, soon after dawn on September 1, 1939, to the Nuremberg war trials and the hanging of the convicted Nazi war criminals. It covers the rise of Hitler and Mussolini, the beginning of the war, the Battle of Britain with the Blitz at its height, the occupation of Paris and the evacuation of Dunkirk, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, the campaigns in North Africa and Sicily, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, D-Day, the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, the Yalta Conference, the Dresden air raids, the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, the Battle of Berlin, the surrender of the Germans, the war in the Pacific, the dropping of the A-bomb on Hiroshima, and the surrender of the Japanese. (33 minutes, b&w/color) #2598 20th Century History - World War I (Run time 27 min.) DVD $69.95 From the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo to the delegates signing the Versailles Treaty, this program covers the events that set off the war and the war itself: the German invasion of Belgium; the Battle of the Marne, of Ypres, Verdun, the Somme, Gallipoli; the naval Battle of Jutland, the sinking of the Blucher, and the German U-boat campaign; airplanes, Zeppelins, and the newly-invented tank; the U.S. entry into the war; the last massive German attack and the Allied counter-attack, while Germany's allies were crumbling; and the most immediate effects of the war: the downfall of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, Kaiser Franz-Josef of Austria, and Tsar Nicholas of Russia; the Russian Revolution and the birth of the Soviet State; and the Treaty of Versailles, which was intended to end the bloodiest war of all time but succeeded instead in starting a bloodier one yet. (27 minutes, b&w) #8046 20th Century History - The UN: It's More Than You Think (Run time 31 min.) DVD $79.95 This informative program provides an accurate profile of the United Nations-its organization, structure, and purpose. It covers the organization from its history and status as an international zone in New York City, to explanations of its role as mediator between developed and developing nations, which often find themselves politically divided. UN officials offer candid revelations about tensions in the UN Security Council, how the balance of power is maintained between negotiating nations, and the changes brought about by the end of the Cold War. The many ways that satellite agencies such as UNICEF impact today's global political environment are discussed. A Cambridge Educational Production. (30 minutes) #8998 20th Century History - Heaven and Earth: Lindbergh?s Journey (Run time 42 min.) DVD $79.95 Lindbergh's JourneyIn the United States, the 1920s were characterized by a powerful tension that pitted the entrenched force of tradition against the dynamic energy of modernity. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings seeks to understand that conflict through the story of celebrated aviator Charles Lindbergh. Belonging in spirit to a rapidly disappearing small-town America yet a strong believer in progress, Lucky Lindy captured the imagination of the country as he helped to move the world into a new era. (42 minutes) #8999 20th Century History - Heaven and Earth: First Step (Run time 42 min.) DVD $79.95 Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed! With those words, a collective dream of humankind came true. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings observes the first landing on the lunar surface from the perspective of the visionary technicians, scientists, and researchers who, in control rooms and laboratories, made it possible for Neil Armstrong to take his one small step. Their exploits have paved the way for eventual landings in the 21st century-on Mars. (42 minutes) #9000 20th Century History - Ultimate Power: Evil Rising (Run time 42 min.) DVD $79.95 How did Adolf Hitler-an Austrian of little means and meager prospects-rise to absolute power in post-World War I Germany? Did the nation's economic and political situation make it inevitable? This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings traces Hitler's amazing ascent from corporal in the Great War through his foray into politics, his imprisonment after the bungled Beer Hall Putsch, his bid for the presidency against Paul von Hindenburg, and his subsequent installment as Chancellor. (42 minutes) #9001 20th Century History - Ultimate Power: The Race (Run time 42 min.) DVD $79.95 In a devastating instant at Hiroshima, the world was propelled into the age of nuclear armaments. This ABC News program is anchored by Peter Jennings. Set against the backdrop of World War II, it documents the race to invent the atomic bomb: the allied scientists who made it possible, the technological hurdles they overcame, the deep moral issues they confronted, and the responsibility they accepted-knowingly or unknowingly-for the fate of the free world. (42 minutes) #9002 20th Century History - No Man's Land: The Great War (Run time 42 min.) DVD $79.95 The optimism that fueled the early years of the 20th century vanished as America was drawn into The War to End All Wars. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings presents the grim story of World War I-including the Bolshevik revolution, which led to Russia's withdrawal from the conflict-and the fruitless struggles of President Wilson, who sought first to keep America out of the war and then, at its end, to forge a lasting and meaningful peace. (42 minutes) #9003 20th Century History - No Man's Land: The Fall (Run time 42 min.) DVD $79.95 The image of desperate people clinging to an evacuation helicopter atop the U.S. embassy only hours before North Vietnamese troops arrived is seared into the American consciousness. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings uses the story of South Vietnam's last days as a prism through which the dark side of American foreign involvement can be seen. How did the White House and the Pentagon so completely misjudge America's ability to thwart a people's revolution in Southeast Asia? (42 minutes) #9004 20th Century History - Memphis Dreams: Innocence and Rebellion (Run time 42 min.) DVD $79.95 Elvis: iconoclastic phenomenon, inciting hysteria in teenagers and indignation in parents. On his way to the top he combined the R&B of the Mississippi delta with rockabilly and tapped into the turbulent forces of youth, sexuality, class, and race, transforming American culture. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings documents the early years of Elvis Presley's career, beginning with his first hits with Sun Records. In the words of John Lennon, Before Elvis there was nothing. (43 minutes) #9005 20th Century History - Memphis Dreams: Searching for the Promised Land (Run time 42 min.) DVD $79.95 Searching for the Promised LandWhen Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968, Memphis-like Dallas in 1963-became a symbol of hope extinguished. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings reveals the tragic story of the African-American experience, documenting the brutal reality of slavery, the milestones in the heroic struggle for fundamental rights and self-esteem, and the killing of America's greatest civil rights leader. When will the United States finally move beyond issues of race and ethnicity? (42 minutes) #9006 20th Century History - Coming Apart: Nothing to Fear (Run time 42 min.) DVD $79.95 Nothing to FearMass unemployment, widespread hunger, and a mood of fearful pessimism and simmering unrest were Herbert Hoover's legacy to America's new chief executive. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings spotlights the early days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency, where he scrambled to transform the New Deal from a campaign slogan to nothing short of a social revolution-while staving off attacks by those who viewed him as a dictator and his reforms as a threatening turn to the left. (42 minutes) #9007 20th Century History - Coming Apart: Picture This (Run time 42 min.) DVD $79.95 While the Soviet Union and the United States eyed each other over the Iron Curtain, conservative Americans at all levels of society worried about communist infiltration-especially in the movie industry, since that medium plays a huge role in shaping public perceptions and attitudes. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings reveals a time of McCarthyism and career-ending blacklists, a time when freedom of speech itself became a casualty in the desperate fight to protect democracy from The Red Menace. (42 minutes) #9008 20th Century History - The Evolution of Revolution: Live from Tehran (Run time 73 min.) DVD $79.95 During the Carter administration, Iranian students seized the American embassy in Tehran-and 53 American hostages-to begin a standoff that lasted until Ronald Reagan's inauguration 444 days later. What factors prompted that act of terrorism? This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings examines the consequences of an American foreign policy shaped more by a desire to protect an oil-dependent standard of living and oppose communist expansion than to promote democracy. (73 minutes) #9009 20th Century History - The Evolution of Revolution: Facing the New Millennium (Run time 14 min.) DVD $79.95 Facing the New MillenniumWhat can the costly yet valuable lessons of the past century suggest about the future of the United States, its partners in the Global Village, and planet Earth itself? What will be the long-term impact of the Internet and the Human Genome Project? Who will be the world's new movers and shakers? In this ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings, eminent visionaries share their observations on the last hundred years and offer their predictions regarding events and innovations yet to come. (14 minutes) #8047 World History & Politics - Forms of Government: What's the Score? (Run time 33 min.) DVD $79.95 Welcome to Forms of Government: What's the Score?, also known as the world's longest running game show. Today's contestants: Absolute Monarchy, Representative Democracy, Communism, Socialism, and Fascism. The categories are Power, Law and Order, Liberty and Personal Freedom, Social Contract, and Pix and Nix. Who will be the winner? It's up to the viewers to decide, as they judge the merits of the various contestants. As the contestants (each representing a different type of government) respond to questions from the host, viewers use a scorecard to rate each form of government on a scale of one to five. The game show format makes it easy to become familiar with the history and basic principles of these five forms of government. The scorecard activity provides a framework for viewers to evaluate the effectiveness of each type of government in each of the five categories, and to compare and discuss their responses. Includes archival footage of government leaders, helping viewers develop a working knowledge of these varying philosophies in governing. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 30-minute video and packet of 25 scorecards. #784 20th Century History - The Smell of War (Run time min.) DVD $89.95 This is an introduction to a war waiting to happen and shows the conditions and events leading to the spark that set off the Great War. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand was the spark, but the powder keg consisted of Balkan nationalism threatening the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the ententes and alliances that bound nations to one another, the threatened upsets to the balance of power, imperialist rivalries and industrial competition, and a dizzying accumulation of armaments in search of someone to set them off. Art and music mirror the disjointedness of the age. (20 minutes, b&w) #785 20th Century History - Stalemate (Run time min.) DVD $89.95 The war that the Germans thought would teach their enemies a lesson taught one to the German side as well: that the world of cavalry charges and Romantic posturing was over; in place of victory, there was stalemate and disillusion. Trench warfare was the new strategy; the Battle of the Marne marked a turning point in war. (20 minutes, b&w) #787 20th Century History - Il Duce (Run time min.) DVD $89.95 This program is devoted to the rise of Mussolini and Italian fascism; its aim is to show the roots of fascism in Italy and the execution of its seemingly laudable goals of order and discipline. It shows the genuine need for reform and stability, which led to the imposition of totalitarian enforcement of order and discipline; the dawn of the Corporate State, where there are no strikes and all decisions are made in the interest of the State; how Italian youth were converted into fascist youth; and the achievement of peace with the Vatican. The obvious benefits-reducing unemployment and illiteracy-are set against the hidden costs. (20 minutes, b&w) #790 20th Century History - Tiger at the Gate (Run time min.) DVD $89.95 This program explains reasons for Hitler's appeal and his meteoric rise to power, the developments that gave the Nazis popular support, and the means they used to broaden and consolidate their power. It shows the effects in Germany of defeat in World War I: death, economic stagnation, inflation, fears of Soviet-type revolution; the use of troops to crush local socialist governments; the political purposes of anti-Semitism; the rise of Hitler and his power base; the Hitler-Ludendorff Putsch of 1923; organizing the Stormtroopers; the pivotal role of the middle classes in supporting the Nazis; the uses of propaganda. (20 minutes, b&w) #791 20th Century History - The Master Race (Run time min.) DVD $89.95 This program shows how and why the Nazi concept of racial superiority developed, and how and why the German nation was organized to achieve it. It focuses on the 1936 Olympics as grist for the German propaganda mill; organized, planned persecution as an element of government policy; political suppression and anti-Semitism; Mein Kampf as a blueprint; the Nuremberg Laws defining racial purity; Joseph Goebbels and the Big Lie; and how German youth were educated to support the goals of the Nazi state. (20 minutes, b&w) #1609 20th Century History - The Life of Anne Frank (Run time 25 min.) DVD $89.95 The life of Anne Frank told through quotations from her diary, pictures of her hiding place, photos from the Frank family album, and historical documentary footage. The Diary of Anne Frank is a well-known source; this documentary provides its historical background: Germany, where Anne Frank was born in 1929; anti-Semitism as a plank in Nazi policy; the flight of the Frank family to Holland; persecution of the Jews in Holland after the German conquest; the family's clandestine existence until it was betrayed and Anne was deported to Bergen-Belsen. (25 minutes) #1723 20th Century History - The Cavalry of the Clouds (Run time 52 min.) DVD $89.95 This is the story of the birth of aerial warfare, the reality behind the legend of the death or glory boys of the British Royal Flying Corps of World War I. It is told in grim documentary footage that shows the dreadful conditions of the ground warfare so many of the pilots sought to escape by volunteering to fly; fascinating footage of aerial encounters and aerial battles; footage of Baron von Richthoven (the famous Red Baron); and in reminiscences of some of the survivors of a time and a career when men were old at 19, often dead before they were 20, when the life expectancy of a pilot was two weeks. (52 minutes) #1740 20th Century History - Fact and Fiction in World War II: A Study of Operation Gunnerside (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95 History records Operation Gunnerside as a major turning point in the war when, on February 27, 1943, commandos blew up the German heavy-water plant at Telemark in Norway. In the Hollywood version, The Heroes of Telemark prevented the Nazis from building a functioning atomic bomb and (by inference) from winning the war. That's the fiction; the facts-determined from a reenactment of the Telemark Assault Mission, interviews at the scene with the veterans who destroyed the plant, and a search of hitherto classified documents-tell a far different story: of how 34 young marines were sent to certain death in an abortive mission to Norway in 1942, how the plant was rebuilt in just nine months, how the Allies abandoned the subtle tactics of Gunnerside and remorselessly bombed the entire area, and how all evidence now available suggests that the Germans did not even plan to use the Telemark heavy water to make nuclear weapons. This excellent documentary provides a fascinating forum for the study of World War II and our sources of information about it. (26 minutes) #2273 20th Century History - The Battle of Arnhem (Run time 47 min.) DVD $89.95 This documentary details the story of the Battle of Arnhem, site of the bridge too far. The program describes Field Marshall Montgomery's Market Garden Plan, which called for the capture of all major river crossings in Holland in preparation for the final thrust toward Berlin, and-using British, German, and Dutch film, photo, and sound archives-documents the factors responsible for the terribly costly Allied defeat. (47 minutes, b&w) #2469 20th Century History - The Battle of Gallipoli (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95 If wars, as they say, are lost, not won, then the entire Dardanelles campaign, and the Battle of Gallipoli in particular, is a catalogue of all the possible mistakes that can be made in war: poor or non-existent information; lack of coordination; wrangling and jealousy between commanders; political interference; insufficient supplies; bad luck; stupidity; and a superior enemy. None of these and all of these combined explain the gross errors which resulted in the Dardanelles campaign being undertaken at all, or the way in which it was carried out. This chilling documentary traces the course of the entire Dardanelles campaign, which cost so many tens of thousands of lives, paved the way for the Russian Revolution, toppled the government of Turkey, and affected the outcome of World War I not a single whit. (30 minutes) #2668 20th Century History - The Phony War (Run time 58 min.) DVD $89.95 It is 1938 and Chamberlain goes to Munich to bargain with Hitler for peace in our time. It was not to be. Instead, Hitler invades Czechoslovakia; Britain introduces conscription as trenches are dug and sandbags appear throughout London. Poland is invaded and Britain declares war. London evacuates its children and the British Expeditionary Force embarks for France. British shipping is being sunk, but this is nevertheless the Phony War. Blackouts are introduced and traffic accidents double. Churchill replaces Chamberlain. The BEF is routed in France and the disaster of Dunkirk becomes a miracle. De Gaulle flies to London as Paris falls. (58 minutes, b&w) #2669 20th Century History - The Battle of Britain (Run time 58 min.) DVD $89.95 June 1940 and Western Europe is under German domination. German bombers shell channel convoys and the RAF is drawn into battle. The British public contributes pots and pans and scrap metal to build airplanes. The Home Guard-the local volunteer defense force-numbers one-and-a-half million men but only 70,000 rifles. As Italy enters the war, Americans fear that Britain will be defeated. Britain sustains heavy losses as the Germans bomb aircraft factories. Air raid shelters become part of everyday life as 1,000-bomber raids over London become a nightly event. The Blitz has begun. (58 minutes, b&w) #2670 20th Century History - The Blitz (Run time 58 min.) DVD $89.95 The final phase of the Battle of Britain takes place as the Blitz continues. One Londoner in every six is made homeless, but Hitler fails to gain supremacy of the air and the invasion of Britain is cancelled. Despite the pounding of London, morale remains high among Londoners. The Luftwaffe broadens its targets with attacks on Britain's major ports and an appallingly destructive raid on Coventry. Atlantic convoys suffer as U-boat packs exact a heavy toll. Over 40,000 are killed in the Blitz. (58 minutes, b&w) #2671 20th Century History - The Tide Turns (Run time 58 min.) DVD $89.95 The shared suffering has created a new comradeship and determination-London can take it! Americans are told. Nevertheless, one military disaster follows another as Rommel triumphs in North Africa. Britain suffers acute shortages of food, as three merchant ships on average are sunk every day. Food rationing is introduced, and the U.S. begins its Lend-Lease program. Women contribute as never before, working in factories, in the women's branches of the armed forces, and in civil defense. Gradually, thanks to the intervention of the United States and the German debacle on the Russian front, the tide begins to turn in the West. (58 minutes, b&w) #2672 20th Century History - The Final Chapter (Run time 58 min.) DVD $89.95 Hitler suffers crushing defeat in Russia, though at enormous cost to the Soviets. Three million fighting men (and some women) are stationed in the U.K., poised to invade Europe. D-Day is the 6th of June, and within days of the first landing, over 300,000 Allied soldiers are fighting on French soil. The French resistance fights street battles in Paris as the Allies approach. V-1 and V-2 bombs pose a new threat to London, but by April, Berlin is surrounded and Hitler is said to commit suicide. Germany is defeated, but the war against Japan will continue for a further three months. (58 minutes, b&w) #3059 20th Century History - The Suicide of a Camp Survivor: The Case of Primo Levi (Run time 72 min.) DVD $89.95 This is the story of an assimilated Italian Jew, a chemist of no particular renown whose efforts to survive in fascist Italy were finally thwarted when he was deported to Auschwitz, where he survived through no effort of his own while tens of thousands around him were slaughtered-people possibly nobler, more valuable than he. He emerged from the experience a superb writer and a scarred man, who in his works sought to remember, bear witness to, and above all understand the human qualities that emerge on the sharp edge of despair. He survived the camp, burning with the need to tell how it was; and when he had done so and said it all, he gave in to depression and ended his life. (72 minutes) #4903 20th Century History - From D-Day to the Rhine (Run time 87 min.) DVD $89.95 This program with Bill Moyers chronicles the return of World War II veterans to the battlefields of their youth. From D-Day to the Rhine follows the veterans as they go ashore at Normandy, move on through the Ardennes, visit battle sites such as the Battle of the Bulge, and wind up finally at the Rhine. Personal recollections are interspersed with archival footage of the battles they fought, from Omaha Beach to Bastogne to Malmedy. The program also features historian Stephen E. Ambrose, who calls the battle the supreme challenge of democracy in this century. Ambrose points out that the American soldier's ability to improvise on D-Day-when the situation turned out to be much worse than expected-may have saved the day. The Americans sized up the situation, they seized the initiative... in a way, the German officers were not capable... on D-Day they sat and waited for orders. (87 minutes) #5187 20th Century History - Beate Klarsfeld: Bringing Nazi War Criminals to Justice (Run time 25 min.) DVD $89.95 Neither Jewish nor a lawyer, Beate Klarsfeld is nonetheless one of the most effective and tireless pursuers of Nazi war criminals. She has been jailed, beaten, and car-bombed, yet her uncompromising sense of morality and justice has made her one of the world's most feared and respected Nazi-hunters. In this program, the woman who brought Klaus Barbie, among others, to justice, describes her work in documenting, tracking down, and punishing those who planned and ordered the extermination of Jews during the Holocaust. (25 minutes) #5352 20th Century History - Children of the Holocaust (Run time 51 min.) DVD $89.95 About one-third of adult European Jews survived the Nazis' Final Solution, but only seven percent of children. This program tells the stories of four people who, as children, survived the Holocaust: Yehuda Bacon, one of 28 survivors out of a group of 15,000 Czech children sent to Theresienstadt and now an artist living in Israel, who describes the incredible twists of fate that kept him alive; Sophie Reichman, hidden by a non-Jewish family, who describes how she was unable to say good-bye to her mother; Janek Webber, one of only 200 Polish children to survive, who was smuggled out of the Cracow ghetto in his father's suitcase; Shmuel Sheler, whose mother bribed a peasant woman to take the 12-year-old boy back to Budapest after his family was driven out of the city and who survived by scavenging in the streets. Had Anne Frank survived, what might her story have been? (51 minutes) #6495 20th Century History - The Bielski Brothers (Run time 53 min.) DVD $89.95 The Bielski Brothers commanded the largest Jewish partisan group operating in occupied Europe during World War II. They saved the lives of more Jews than Oscar Schindler and took revenge against hundreds of Nazis and collaborators. Remarkably, their story has never been told before on film. This moving and powerful program tells their unique story and how they built an entire town to house their 1,500 members half-underground in the primordial forests of Byelorussia. The program shows how the twin motivations of survival and revenge drove the Bielski partisans to succeed at all costs. The two surviving Bielski Brothers, who agreed to be interviewed for the first time in this program, explain how their unit was organized, and what life was like for the partisans in their four-year battle to survive and to seek revenge. (53 minutes) #7062 20th Century History - The U.S. Military: Waging Peace (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89.95 This program examines the U.S. role as the world peacekeeper in the post-Cold War era. We learn how the U.S., the world's only remaining superpower, is retraining its forces to maintain peace in volatile areas around the globe. Military experts discuss the difficulties that occur when UN forces intervene in the internal disputes of nations. U.S. peacekeeping missions in Bosnia, Somalia, and other trouble spots are used to demonstrate the pitfalls of humanitarian military operations. A U.S. Army Brigadier General and an expert on international law offer insights into the issue. (29 minutes) #7063 20th Century History - Tribal Conflicts: New Role for the Military (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89.95 A nation used to be defined as a community with a common language, culture, history, and religion, capable of economic and political independence, equipped to defend itself militarily. The definition has changed, as evidenced in Ireland, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union, where factions within nations vie for supremacy. This program explores the difficulties that this new reality presents for U.S. peacekeeping operations. (29 minutes) #7897 20th Century History - Governments Caring for People (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95 This program explores how governments can provide services for their people, even when resources are scarce. The challenges facing post-Soviet Russia and its pensioners are examined, as well as the ways that countries such as Chile have successfully provided for their growing population of senior citizens. Unemployment programs in Senegal are discussed. The campaign of street people in India who successfully lobbied government to provide them with proper housing is examined. (30 minutes) #7898 20th Century History - Regulation of Industry (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95 This program takes a look at what the state can do to promote and regulate industry, focusing on examples in Korea's shipbuilding and auto industries, on Chile's telecommunications industry, and on Tanzania's burgeoning beer-producing industry. Also examined are Uganda's efforts to promote small business, and the ways in which India is building the foundation for successful rural industries. (30 minutes) #7899 20th Century History - Cleaning Up Corruption (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95 This program takes viewers to Uganda, Brazil, and Singapore, where anti-corruption measures are opening up government and succeeding in producing less bureaucratic, more effective programs for citizens. Interviews with citizens who are demanding more participation in government decision-making provide fascinating insights into the workings of three vastly different societies. (30 minutes) #8677 20th Century History - The Origin and Development of NATO (Run time 21 min.) DVD $89.95 Post-World War II celebration among the Allies quickly turned to fear and suspicion as country after country in Europe fell under the domination of the Soviet Union. In this program, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Warsaw Pact alliances are studied, along with NATO's Cold War policy of containment, designed to keep the Soviet iron curtain from encroaching further upon western Europe. The Marshall Plan, the Berlin Airlift, China's shift to communism, and the Korean Conflict are also examined. After more than 40 years of tension, a combination of unrelenting NATO vigilance and the changing attitudes within the U.S.S.R.-plus its economic collapse and subsequent loss of power-brought an end to Cold War concerns about a superpower struggle that could have ignited World War III. (21 minutes) #10298 20th Century History - World War I: Clash of Empires (Run time 37 min.) DVD $89.95 Preceded by a rush of naive optimism, World War I swiftly demonstrated the awful might and unheroic nature of modern warfare, shattering European innocence and pulling America onto the world stage. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings documents the course of the war that blighted a generation-and the punitive peace that ensured future enmity. From the prewar arms race between Germany and Britain to the stalemate on the Western Front, Germany's last grab for victory, America's knock-out blow, and the Treaty of Versailles, the program offers an overview of a catastrophic chapter of 20th-century history. (37 minutes) #10299 20th Century History - World War II, Part 1: Into the Storm (Run time 54 min.) DVD $89.95 This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings plots out Adolf Hitler's rise to power, in which he used charisma, guile, and aggression to forge an iron-clad dictatorship from the economic chaos of the 1930s. The Spanish Civil War-proving ground for the inevitable war to come-is addressed, and World War II in Europe is surveyed, spanning events from the blitzkrieg against Poland to the invasion of the Soviet Union. The war against the Jews is also featured, as the Nuremberg laws and Kristallnacht foreshadowed the Fuhrer's final solution. (54 minutes) #10300 20th Century History - World War II, Part 2: A Time of Reckoning (Run time 36 min.) DVD $89.95 As Hitler's armies reached their high-water mark in the Soviet Union, Japanese expansion spelled trouble for an isolationist America. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings describes Japan's bid for Asian dominance, starting with the Rape of Nanking, and subsequent defeat by the Allies. Highlights of America's involvement in the war against the Axis nations include the Pearl Harbor attack, mobilization and the war effort on the homefront, the push from Normandy to the Rhine, island-hopping in the Pacific, dropping the A-bombs, and the prosecution of war criminals. (36 minutes) #10301 20th Century History - Confronting Communism: And the Walls Came Tumbling Down (Run time 61 min.) DVD $89.95 From the rise of Lenin to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 20th century witnessed the birth and death of the Soviet Union. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings confronts the impact of Bolshevism, from the Russian Revolution to the Cold War, featuring the spread of Communism to China, the Korean War, the Berlin Airlift, McCarthyism, the Hungarian uprising, Sputnik, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, glasnost and perestroika, and the raising of the Iron Curtain. (62 minutes) #36216 20th Century History - World War I: The War in Europe (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89.95 This program illustrates the events of World War I as it was waged in the conflict's primary theater of operations, Europe. Topics include the root causes of the war and the military alliances that ignited it; the introduction of modern weaponry such as machine guns, poison gas, fighter planes, and U-boats; America's decisive involvement, including the participation of women and African-Americans; U.S. economic policies; and public support for the war effort. Correlates to standards from the National Council for the Social Studies. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. (29 minutes) #36219 20th Century History - The Great Depression (Run time 31 min.) DVD $89.95 From the collapse of the stock market on October 29, 1929-Black Tuesday-to the many federal initiatives designed to revive the faltering U.S. economy, this program offers an insightful overview of life during the Great Depression. The presidential administrations of Herbert Hoover and FDR; the New Deals and their effects on labor, conservation, and cultural life; the Dust Bowl; and the Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act are discussed. Correlates to standards from the National Council for the Social Studies. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. (31 minutes) #36221 20th Century History - World War II: The World at War (Run time 31 min.) DVD $89.95 Starting with Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, this program follows the United States through its mobilization for war and into battle in North Africa, Europe, and the Pacific. It also explains the dramatic domestic changes that total war made necessary-from rationing and recycling, to war bonds and government economic controls, to new roles for women in society-and the dawning of the Atomic Age, with its perilous implications for the postwar world. Correlates to standards from the National Council for the Social Studies. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. (30 minutes) #36376 20th Century History - Kofi Annan: UN Secretary-General, 1997-2006 (Run time 27 min.) DVD $89.95 Professing the goal of bringing the United Nations closer to the people, Secretary-General Kofi Annan ushered in a new era of UN involvement with international social and medical issues. This program features the Ghanaian-born diplomat's ideas about the role of the UN in today's world, with particular attention to the so-called Millennium Goals of ending poverty and inequality, increasing access to education, fighting AIDS, protecting the environment, and preventing humanitarian crises due to violent conflicts. Annan also poignantly shares his thoughts about the loss of Sergio Vieira de Mello and 22 others in the 2003 bombing of the UN's Baghdad headquarters. (27 minutes) #37446 20th Century History - Bill Moyers Journal: June 1, 2007 (Run time 58 min.) DVD $89.95 Former Democratic senator Bob Kerrey is making his case for a refocused mission in Iraq. The 9/11 Commission member and Vietnam war veteran tells Bill Moyers why having U.S. military forces in Iraq is necessary in fighting terrorism, but calls for a bipartisan plan to end U.S. policing and occupation in the war-torn nation. Also on the program: Joan Claybrook, one of Washington's most influential public advocates, discusses ethical reforms under consideration in Congress. In addition, Bill Moyers shares his perspective on the Vietnam war in an essay featuring archival audio of a conversation between President Lyndon Johnson and U.S. National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy. Broadcast date: June 1, 2007. (58 minutes) #2282 Global Studies - The Worlds Beyond the Sea (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95 The thirst for adventure, for power, for wealth fueled the age of exploration by sea. This required the building of bigger and better ships, whose ability to judge where they were depended on the construction of accurate instruments, including the clock. This program covers the distance between Melville's Moby Dick and Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, from fear and superstitition to confidence that the sea can be mastered by technology-and to the reality, which lies somewhere in between. (26 minutes) #2284 Global Studies - The Container Revolution (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95 The program documents how the development of the computer-operated container ship has altered the geography of the earth. Amsterdam, once the center of a triving Dutch maritime empire, has today been eclipsed by Rotterdam, a huge container port. This program traces the westward journey of a Chinese container ship past the rotting installations of once-thriving Liverpool and the empty docks of Wales which once were filled with the coal that powered the steamships, past the obsolete piers of New York, to Jamaica-which has adapted and survived-and on, through the Panama Canal, across the Pacific and, after Japan, back to Taiwan. (26 minutes) #2286 Global Studies - Farming the Sea (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95 Those who fish commercially are trappers at heart, so they say. This program shows that despite that reputation, the fishing industry has made serious efforts to farm fish-to breed them in captivity and either harvest them under controlled conditions, or release them into the sea for the purpose of replenishing natural stocks. (26 minutes) #2287 Global Studies - The Return of the Child: The Effects of El Nino (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95 This program charts the birth and development of the weather system El Nino, so-called because it occurs at the time Christmas is celebrated. The most severe El Nino on record was first noticed in 1982. In Peru, the fishing water was 15 degrees above normal and the catch small; and in Australia, the worst drought in a century turned the continent into a giant dustbowl, with mini-tornadoes sucking away the topsoil. In February 1983, a giant dust storm darkened Melbourne; drought hit India; heavy seas and high tides pounded the western U.S.; and hurricanes battered Polynesia. This program shows the ferocity of El Nino, relates it to the ocean waters, and traces the roots of humankind's study of waves, ocean currents, and the interaction of sea and sky. (26 minutes) #2288 Global Studies - Mapping the Weather (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95 This program covers the weather in all its aspects: how it is measured, the efforts to forecast it, its economic and human effects. The immensely complex physics, chemistry, and mathematics scientists use to study the atmospheric system-from the sun, through the interplanetary medium, to the upper radial reflecting areas of the earth's atmosphere, down to the surface of the earth and the bottom of the seas-contrast starkly with the paltry human efforts to cope with the effects of a system like El Nino. (26 minutes) #2289 Global Studies - Struggle for the Seas: The Development of Fighting Ships (Run time 24 min.) DVD $89.95 This program covers the history of naval battles, from the Battle of Salamis, in 480 B.C., in which the Greeks in their triremes outwitted the Persians; to the Battle of Lepanto, notable because it marked the first sinking of a naval vessel by gunfire; to the British defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. (24 minutes) #2290 Global Studies - The Modern Navy (Run time 28 min.) DVD $89.95 Beginning with the H.M.S. Bounty and the Battle of Trafalgar, this program shows how ships were turned into more and more powerful and brutal killing machines. It illustrates the change from the 19th-century naval objective-national prestige-to the modern goal of mobility; it also covers the establishment and growth of the Naval War College in Newport, RI, analyzes the difference between theory and operation, shows the first major fleet action since Trafalgar, the Battle of Tsushima and the Russian defeat by the Japanese navy, and the World War I Battle of Jutland. Covering the great battles of the Pacific in World War II, the program shows the rise of the aircraft carrier and questions its political as well as its strategic future. (28 minutes) #2291 Global Studies - Treasures of Neptune: Klondike on the Ocean Floor (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95 The discovery of valuable resources on the ocean floor created first wealth, then havoc. From individual pearl divers to vast industrial drilling rigs, the development of new technologies for bringing to the surface what was once locked beneath the waters has yielded wealth and jobs and destroyed marine ecosystems. This program looks at the recovery systems now in use, from underwater scoops and shovels, to giant vacuum cleaners that suck up everything in their path; explains the relationship between plate tectonics and mineral deposits beneath the sea; and shows how the ocean floor is being mapped to show the face of the earth beneath the water. (26 minutes) #2292 Global Studies - Whose Sea This Is (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95 Private property on land is generally accepted. Is the sea different? Does it belong to all people, is its healthy existence too important to all to be left in the hands of some? This program examines the Law of the Sea, and the political, nationalistic, economic, and individual problems that prevent nations from doing what must clearly be done. The prime example is the case of Japan filling in part of the sea around an island in order to appear to be obeying the letter of the Law of the Sea. In view of the size and importance of the sea and the advances in technology for destroying it, this is a problem that must be solved and will not brook much postponement. (26 minutes) #2293 Global Studies - The Healing Sea: Life Under Water (Run time 25 min.) DVD $89.95 The sea gave birth to life, therefore the sea may contain the secrets of life-or at least some of them. Since the invention of means of delving beneath the waters, scientists have indeed found an immense diversity of life-forms, some still being catalogued, others already providing clues to the basic life processes. This program shows some of the work done by Metchnikoff in studying animal defense mechanisms, and experiments with sea urchins that provide a model for understanding the physiology of animal fertlization. (25 minutes) #2295 Global Studies - The Ocean Planet: The Death of the Mississippi (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95 Human ingenuity makes it possible to cultivate cold-water lobsters in Hawaiian waters; human recklessness causes environmental disasters like the Alaska oil spill. This program examines the impact of recklessness on that mighty river, the Mississippi-once the subject of song, myth, and folktale, declared a wild and scenic river a few decades ago, lifeline down the center of the country. Today the Mississippi is a veritable sewer and its bayous are an oily, deadly mess of chromium, mercury, lead, and other toxic substances-proof that declarations will not save the rivers of the world. (23 minutes) #2296 Global Studies - The Ocean Sink (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89.95 Governments at all levels are slow to protect their own environments, wanting proof of damage before acting. The dancing cats of Minimata are the emblem of this syndrome-their nervous systems destroyed by mercury-laced fish. Industrial waste containing mercury was poured into Japanese waters; fish absorbed the mercury; humans-as well as cats-ate the fish, and hundreds died, or were disabled or deformed. It took 20 years for injured parties to obtain compensation. This program visits other sites around the world to reveal what happens when the sea is used as a dumping ground and to show how difficult it is to solve waste disposal problems, even when the problems are recognized. For where is waste to go? (29 minutes) #5934 Global Studies - Social Issues of Global Importance (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89.95 The World Summit for Social Development was held in Denmark in March of 1995. This program highlights the efforts of participants at the summit to seek ways of eradicating poverty, building solidarity, and creating jobs. Featured in the program are: Chilean Ambassador, Juan Somavia; Jan Birket-Smith, Director of Non-Governmental Organizations for the Forum; and James Olson, Director of International Programs at the United Nations Association. (29 minutes) #5935 Global Studies - Finding Solutions to Poverty and Social Integration (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89.95 The World Summit for Social Development was held in Denmark in March of 1995. This program profiles how the world leaders who gathered at the summit responded to the global problems of poverty and social integration. Featured in the program are: South African President Nelson Mandela; Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso; and Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland. (29 minutes) #5936 Global Studies - A Job for the World (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89 Read More

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