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EDUCATIONAL DVDS – Politics & Economics

Fidel

Fidel

FIDEL provides a unique view of Cuba’s controversial and most polarizing leader. In 1968, Castro took filmmaker and activist Saul Landau on a weeklong jeep ride through the eastern mountains. There, he plays baseball with a group of peasants, visits... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 95 min
  • DVD Release: 2012
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The Forgotten Bomb

the forgotten bomb

When the Cold War ended, the generations that lived through it were relieved to finally vanquish the specter of a mushroom cloud from their minds. But today, thousands of nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia remain on high-alert, still poised to destroy the planet. THE FORGOTTEN BOMB explores our pre-conceptions about nuclear weapons and their history... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 60 min
  • DVD Release: 2010
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Gas Hole

gas hole

What caused America to go from being a leading exporter of oil to the world's largest importer? What are the economic and sociological forces that have contributed to that change and impede its solution? Gas Hole is an eye-opening documentary about the history of oil prices and sheds light on a secret that the big oil companies don't want you to know – that there are viable and affordable alternatives to fuel! It also provides a detailed examination... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 100 min
  • DVD Release: 2011
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Genetic Chile

Genetic Chile

An eye-opening look at the world of genetically modified foods through the lens of New Mexico’s iconic chile pepper. The chile pepper defines New Mexican cuisine and is considered a sacred plant by many cultures. Despite overwhelming evidence of gene flow, persistent safety questions, predatory multinational agribusiness corporations and potential economic damage, the State of New Mexico funded research to produce a GMO chile... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 61 min
  • DVD Release: 7/24/2012
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God Went Surfing With The Devil

god went surfing with the devil

In 2006, when Israel sealed off the borders into the region, that ended the free-flow of people and goods. Shortly thereafter, it emerged that a small group of young men were surfing in Gaza, sharing battered surfboards and used gear. From first-time director, Alexander Klein, comes an inspirational film that charts the difficulties and dangers encountered by surfers in Gaza and how a non-profit group would attempt to deliver... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 84 min
  • DVD Release: 2011
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Hempsters

hempsters

HEMPSTERS: PLANT THE SEED follows seven activists as they fight to legalize industrial hemp in the United States, which is used in over 30 countries and is widely known to have numerous environmental benefits such as: less reliance on oil, more efficient use of energy, forest conservation, soil redemption and landfill use reduction, just to name a few. Featured in the film is award-winning actor and well-known hemp... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 78 min
  • DVD Release: 6/28/2011
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IT'S BETTER TO JUMP

IT'S BETTER TO JUMP

The ancient city of Akka, along the northern coast of Israel, is the home to a melting pot of Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Bahai. For centuries, its surrounding forty-foot sea wall has protected its citizens and repelled invaders. As the Old City endures harsh economic pressures and vast social changes, Palestinian families who have lived here for generations are being pressured to leave. Despite the daily challenges they face, the city's youth sons and daughters of fishermen, school teachers, and artists "continue a perilous inter-generational rite of passage expressing individuality and the right to control their destiny: jumping from the high wall into the tempestuous sea below. More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 73 min
  • DVD Release: 2013
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Looking for Fidel

Looking for Fidel

Academy-Award® winning director, Oliver Stone delivers a candid, in-depth conversation with one of the most controversial world leaders of our time, Fidel Castro. Stone challenges Castro to explain actions following the execution... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 84 min
  • DVD Release: 2011
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