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EDUCATIONAL DVDS – Politics & Economics

Lost Angels - Skid Row Is My Home

lost angels - skid row is my home

Director Thomas Napper's LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals--people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. The film shows how their descent into society’s basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 75 min
  • DVD Release: 2012
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a NORML Life

a NORML life

NORML or National Organization of the Reform for Marijuana Laws has long advocated the decriminalization of cannabis for over 40 years. Its founder, current leaders and nationwide chapter representatives describe the patchwork of state and municipal laws that allow medical marijuana, while the federal government still regards cannabis as a dangerous narcotic. Voters in the US are increasingly... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 60 min
  • DVD Release: 8/16/2011
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Patriocracy

patriocracy

PATRIOCRACY IS A NON-PARTISAN EXAMINATION OF WASHINGTON DYSFUNCTION. Alan Simpson, Bob Schieffer, Eleanor Clift, Pat Buchanan, Senator Mark Warner and Senator Kent Conrad are just a few of the notable Washington personalities who offer their valuable perspectives. PATRIOCRACY drills down and illustrates the forces that drive a wedge into the middle ground of America and the solutions... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 90 min
  • DVD Release: 2012
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Rebuilding Hope: Sudan's

rebuilding hope: sudan's "lost boys" return home

As small children, Gabriel Bol Deng, Koor Garang and Garang Mayuol fled their villages in South Sudan due to civil war. They became a part of a group of thousands of other boys with a similar story, nicknamed “The Lost Boys” upon resettlement in the USA in 2001. In May 2007, Gabriel Bol, Koor, and Garang, now in their twenties, embarked on a journey back to Sudan to discover whether their homes and families had survived... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 78 min
  • DVD Release: 2009
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RED REIGN: The Bloody Harvest of China’s Prisoners

RED REIGN: The Bloody Harvest of China’s Prisoners

Red Reign: The Bloody Harvest of China's Prisoners examines the shocking evidence of forced organ harvesting of China’s prisoners of conscience, the practitioners of Falun Gong. Falun Gong, a spiritual practice rooted in the Buddha school and introduced to the public in 1991, was banned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1999. Hundreds of thousands of practitioners were arrested, imprisoned and brutally tortured if they did not recant their beliefs of 'truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.' In 2006, a report by human rights lawyer David Matas, as well as David Kilgour, a former member of the Canadian Parliament... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 60 min
  • DVD Release: 9/24/2013
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A Second Knock at the Door

a second knock at the door

"A Second Knock at the Door" offers a rare glimpse into the lives of military families dealing with the loss of loved ones to friendly fire. Through interviews and investigative reports, this film explores key incidents that forced families of the fallen to embark on individual but integrally linked quests for the truth as the Army attempts to bury the truth within the "fog of war"... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 92 min
  • DVD Release: 2012
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Shadow of Afghanistan

shadow of afghanistan

This is the epic story of Afghanistan seen through the eyes of an Afghan warrior, independent filmmakers and a small group of independent journalists, two who died covering the story. The filmmakers spent more than 20 years capturing the Soviet occupation, the exile of millions of refugees maimed by Soviet mines, a violent civil war, the fatal alliance of the Taliban with al-Qaeda, the invasion by United States forces and people still determined to survive to this day... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 90 min
  • DVD Release: 2012
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South of the Border

south of the border

There's a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn't know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 78 min
  • DVD Release: 2010
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SUPERPOWER

SUPERPOWER

SUPERPOWER goes behind the scenes of America’s national security apparatus and military operations to illustrate America’s quest for global dominance through economic and military strategy. Framed by dozens of interviews with notable experts like historian Noam Chomsky, Commander Eric Haney (founder of Delta Force, the Army’s counter-terrorist arm), and Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev, who offer analysis of U.S. foreign policy, SUPERPOWER... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 118 min
  • DVD Release: 1/29/2013
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Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up

will the real terrorist please stand up

"Will the real terrorist please stand up" chronicles half a century of hostile US-Cuba relations by telling the story of the "the Cuban five", intelligence agents sent to penetrate Cuban exile terrorist groups in Miami and now serving long prison sentences. The film highlights decades of assassinations and sabotage at first backed then ignored by the very government that launched a "war against terrorism." In the film, viewers see leading... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 80 min
  • DVD Release: 7/26/2011
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