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Subject: Human Rights & Global Concerns

A Day's Work, A Day's Pay

A Day's Work, A Day's Pay

by Jonathan Skurnik and Kathy Leichter

Three welfare recipients transform their lives through their fight against workfare

A Hard Straight

A Hard Straight

by Goro Toshima

Walking out of the prison gates is just the beginning

abUSed: The Postville Raid

abUSed: The Postville Raid

by Luis Argueta

The devastating effects of US immigration enforcement policies on children, families and communities.

Another Side of Peace

Another Side of Peace

by Ellen Frick and Gretchen Burger

Grief, Reconciliation and Hope

Ask Not

Ask Not

by Johnny Symons

The definititve story of the history and activism behind "don't ask, don't tell."

Children in No Man's Land

Children in No Man's Land

by Anayansi Prado

Award-winning documentary that uncovers the plight of unaccompanied immigrant minors entering the United States.

Named 'Best Film' by The Center for Mexican-American Studies and Research

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City of Borders

City of Borders

by Yun Suh

Israelis and Palestinians find an island of peace at Jerusalem's only gay bar.

Deep Down

Deep Down

by Sally Rubin & Jen Gilomen

A story from the heart of coal country

Dirty Secrets: Jennifer, Everardo & the CIA in Guatemala

Dirty Secrets: Jennifer, Everardo & the CIA in Guatemala

by Pat Goudvis

Exposing CIA complicity in Guatemalan human rights violations

Father Roy: Inside the School of the Assassins

Father Roy: Inside the School of the Assassins

by Robert Richter

The CIA's and the Pentagon's secret torture training revealed.

Freedom Machines

Freedom Machines

by Richard Cox & Janet Cole and Jamie Stobie

YOU WILL NEVER SEE DISABILITY THE SAME WAY AGAIN

Give Up Tomorrow

Give Up Tomorrow

by Marty Syjuco & Michael Collins

In a murder case that ends a country’s use of capital punishment but fails to free an innocent man, GIVE UP TOMORROW exposes a Kafkaesque world of corruption and injustice.

Granito

Granito

by Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy

How to Nail a Dictator

Gaza Ghetto: Portrait of a Palestinian Family

Gaza Ghetto: Portrait of a Palestinian Family

by Joan Mandell and PeA Holmquist, Pierre Bjorklund

The impact of war on a Palestinian family

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The Global Assembly Line

The Global Assembly Line

by Lorraine Gray

The powerful story of working women and men linked in our new global economy and the business decisions behind it, Emmy Award winner.

Golden Venture

Golden Venture

by Peter Cohn

Three hundred undocumented Chinese immigrants sail into a 1993 tragedy that becomes a crucial turning point in US immigration history.

Home to Tibet

Home to Tibet

by Lisa Merton

A Tibetan refugee returns to his occupied homeland

How to Prevent a Nuclear War

How to Prevent a Nuclear War

by Liane Brandon

An upbeat practical guide to effective grassroots organizing.

Hungry For Profit

Hungry For Profit

by Robert Richter

Is Third World famine the price we're paying for our food?

In Circles

In Circles

by Emile Bokaer

In just 15 minutes, 'In Circles' offers direct access to the experiences of convicted sex offenders, and to the incredible group that helps them reintegrate into society.

If the Mango Tree Could Speak

If the Mango Tree Could Speak

by Pat Goudvis

Ten children ages 12 to 15 share their experiences growing up in the midst of war in Guatemala and El Salvador

Immigrant Nation!: The Battle for the Dream

Immigrant Nation!: The Battle for the Dream

by Esau Melendez

The story of the immigrant rights movement in 2006 and 2007 and the story of single mother and activist Elvira Arellano who is fighting against her deportation.

In Our Water

In Our Water

by Meg Switzgable

Defines the terrifying chemical waste problems in America.

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The Insular Empire

The Insular Empire

by Vanessa Warheit

What is it like to be a colonial subject of the greatest democracy on earth?

It Happens to Us

It Happens to Us

by Amalie R Rothschild

The classic film plea for women's right to choose

Justice for my Sister

Justice for my Sister

by Kimberly Bautista

One Guatemalan woman searches for answers to her sister's brutal murder.

Laramie Inside Out

Laramie Inside Out

by Beverly Seckinger

Gay-bashing murder inspires community transformation

The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age

The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age

by Robert Richter and Kathleen Sullivan

Nuclear power and nuclear proliferation: a Fukushima evacuee and a Nagasaki survivor's wake-up call

Living Broke in Boom Times: Lessons from the Movement to End Poverty

Living Broke in Boom Times: Lessons from the Movement to End Poverty

by Paco de Onis and Peter Kinoy, Pamela Yates, Kathleen Dara Kell

Lessons from the movement to end poverty: the hidden story of poor people organizing in America.

The Long Road Home

The Long Road Home

by Andrea Leland

The odyssey of a young Guatemalan Maya refugee.

Men Are Human, Women Are Buffalo

Men Are Human, Women Are Buffalo

by Joanne Hershfield

Lifting the veil of silence that has long surrounded domestic violence in Thailand

The Most Distant Places

The Most Distant Places

by Mike Seely

A small team of Ecuadorian doctors expanding the possibilities of rural health for their own people.

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My So-Called Enemy

My So-Called Enemy

by Lisa Gossels

Everyone has a story:  A coming-of-age film about the power of empathy to overcome personal, political & religious divides. 

My Perestroika

My Perestroika

by Robin Hessman

Five former childhood classmates paint a complex picture of the dreams and disillusionment of those raised behind the Iron Curtain.

The Optimists

The Optimists

by Jacky Comforty

The story of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust 

Our Disappeared (Nuestros Desaparecidos)

Our Disappeared (Nuestros Desaparecidos)

by Juan Mandelbaum

A personal journey to Argentina's dark history of "disappearing" political activists

Our School

Our School

by Mona Nicoara

Three Roma (“Gypsy”) children from a small Transylvanian village are swept in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools.

Pidgin: the Voice of Hawai'i

Pidgin: the Voice of Hawai'i

by Marlene Booth

The impact of "English only" policies on students' learning and self esteem

The Reckoning

The Reckoning

by Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates and Peter Kinoy

The Battle for the International Criminal Court

The Shrimp

The Shrimp

by Keith Wilson

Tracing an environmentally threatened seafood from source to plate and back again.

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Sin País (Without Country)

Sin País (Without Country)

by Theo Rigby

With intimate access and striking imagery, Sin País (Without Country) explores one family's journey as they are separated by deportation.

Sita: A Girl from Jambu

Sita: A Girl from Jambu

by Kathleen Gyllenhaal

A girls group in rural Nepal raises awareness about child sex trafficking and HIV/AIDS through street theater.

Song of the Canary

Song of the Canary

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A pioneer documentary, looking at environmental dangers in America

Special Circumstances

Special Circumstances

by Marianne Teleki and Hector Salgado

Special Circumstances follows former political prisoner, Hector Salgado, back to Chile to confront his perpetrators.

State of Fear: The Truth About Terrorism

State of Fear: The Truth About Terrorism

by Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates and Peter Kinoy

Based on the work of Peru's Truth Commission, State of Fear dramatizes the human and societal costs a democracy faces when it wages a 'war on terror'.

Sun Come Up

Sun Come Up

by Jennifer Redfearn & Tim Metzger

An Oscar® nominated film about some of the world's first environmental refugees.

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

How the simple act of women planting trees changed a nation...

There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

by Briar March

Multi-award winner film about the human face of climate change.

The impact of climate change forces an island community in the Pacific to consider leaving their homeland forever. 

These Are Our Children

These Are Our Children

by Joanne Hershfield

Saving the children of Kenya, one dream at a time.

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Vietnam: The Secret Agent

Vietnam: The Secret Agent

by Jacki Ochs

The definitive exposé of the consequences of America's wartime use of Agent Orange in Vietnam

View From A Grain Of Sand

View From A Grain Of Sand

by Meena Nanji

Three Afghan women tell how international interventions, war, and the rise of political Islam, has stripped Afghan women of basic rights.

War Don Don

War Don Don

by Rebecca Richman Cohen

Through the trial of a rebel leader in Sierra Leone, a nation faces its wartime past.  Now international justice is on trial for the world to see.

Where Soldiers Come From

Where Soldiers Come From

by Heather Courtney

From a snowy small town in northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war.

Which Way Is East: Notebooks from Vietnam

Which Way Is East: Notebooks from Vietnam

by Lynne Sachs and Dana Sachs

Two American sisters reflect on both the war and contemporary life in Vietnam

Witness To War

Witness To War

by Paco de Onis and Deborah Shaffer, David Goodman

One man's journey of conscience from war to peace.

Woman Rebel

Woman Rebel

by Kiran Deol

One woman rebel soldier's revolution; from the jungles of Nepal to the halls of Parliament.

Writ Writer

Writ Writer

by Susanne Mason

How a self-taught Texas prisoner sparked historic prison reform.

Writings On the Wall

Writings On the Wall

by Angad Bhalla and Siddhartha Luther

The hopes and dreams of India's film poster artists.

YURUMEIN (Homeland)

YURUMEIN (Homeland)

by Andrea Leland

Resistance, Rupture and Repair; the Caribs of St. Vincent in the Caribbean.