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[Comeback] [FL 2428]
Short film about amateur football players from various countries.
Onken, Insa ; Lacant, Stephan, (n/a), German, Portuguese, Japanese/Subtitles: English, 3 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

5 Broken Cameras [FL 2743]
Emad is a farmer in Bil'in, just west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank. He bought his first camera in 2005 to document the birth of his fourth son, Gibreel. With it, his passion for recording his family and his village was born. During the following years, Emad filmed the bulldozers ripping the olive trees out of the ground, the steady progress of the construction of the dividing wall, burgeoning Israeli settlements, and the villagers' non-violent protests, as well as their arrests and deaths. Emad keeps on filming even when his cameras are destroyed one after another by the soldiers' bullets and despite pleas from his wife, who fears reprisals. Palestinian Emad Burnat joins forces with Guy Davidi, an Israeli, and — from the wreckage of five broken cameras — the two filmmakers create one extraordinary work of art about one village's struggle.
Burnat, Emad ; Davidi, Guy, (n/a), 2011, Arabic, Hebrew/Subtitles: English, Hungarian, 90 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education [FL 3081]
A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education is a movie that presents three stories illustrating the impact of human rights education respectively on school children (India), law enforcement agencies (Australia) and women victims of violence (Turkey).
Burno, Ellen, (n/a), 2012, English/Subtitles: Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, 28 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Agent Orange [FL 2698]
A drama-documentary about the victims of Agent Orange, a major herbicide that was used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to deny coverage of the Vietnamese guerrilla soldiers. The film tells the story of several people who were exposed to the substance and it interweaves their testimonies with images culled from the archives to illustrate the damaging effects of the toxin: abortions, alien diseases, deformities, fear, loneliness, suicidal thoughts, pain, and poverty.
Trinh, John, (n/a), Vietnamese, 56 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Angola: Saudades From the One Who Loves You / Angola, saudades de quem te ama [FL 689]
An insider’s portrait of an unknown, oil- and diamond-rich, war-damaged country. This journey across Luanda, the Angolan capital, introduces both the past and the present of the country, and its hunger for a new future after 27 years of the civil war. The memories of Portuguese colonial rule, the scars of the clashing interests of cold war superpowers, the years of foreign military occupation, and the long, long civil war, intensified by the conflicting interests in natural resources – all of these traces fuse in the dense life of the cosmopolitan metropolis. The journey takes us into the lives of characters from diverse backgrounds: a fish seller, street boys, a school teacher, an old peasant, two fashion models, and a rap musician whose songs denounce corruption and will get you into trouble if you try singing them in public. The film is a collaboration between Namibian director Richard Pakleppa, and Angolan musician and performer Paulo Flores. The letters are written by Paulo Flores, Richard Pakleppa, and Albano Cardoso.
Pakleppa, Richard, (n/a), 2005, English, Portuguese/Subtitles: English, 64 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Arcana / Arcana [FL 1186]
Arcana is an investigative project focusing on the old prison of Valpraiso, which closed down in April 1999. The project consists of a film, a book, and a website and its objective is to capture the way of life within the prison during its last working year.The film attempts to convey the experience of connecting directly to the day-to-day life inside the prison. It contemplates the various different ways of life that exist within the prison, not through a simply objective observation of what is visible, but through the more subjective means of seeing and feeling the prison from its interior.
Vicente, Cristobal, (n/a), 2006, Spanish/Subtitles: English, 83 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Arna's Children [FL 1249]
Documentary about a Jewish woman who set up a theater center for Palestinian children in a West Bank refugee camp, and some of her pupils who later became suicide bombers in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Contains amazingly candid views of warriors behind the scenes of battle.
Khamis, Juliano Mer ; Danniel, Danniel, (n/a), 2003, English, Arabic, Hebrew/Subtitles: English, 84 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 30s. Disk 1 [FL 1330]
In the latter half of the 20th Century, Raymond Rohauer was one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema. Programming diverse films at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles, and making the films in his personal archive available for commercial distribution, he helped preserve and promote avant-garde cinema. This two-DVD collection assembles some of the most influential and eclectic short films in the Rohauer Collection, including works by Man Ray, Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp, Watson & Webber, Fernand Léger, Joris Ivens, Dimitri Kirsanoff, Jean Epstein, and Orson Welles. Contents: Disc 1 * Le Retour à la raison (Man Ray, France, 1923, 2 min.) * Emak-Bakia (Man Ray, France, 1926, 16 min.) * L'Étoile de mer (Man Ray, France, 1928, 15.5 min.) * Les Mystères du château du Dé (Man Ray, France, 1929, 20 min.) * The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (Slavko Vorkapich, Robert Florey, U.S., 1928, 13 min.) * Ménilmontant (Dimitri Kirsanoff, France, 1926, 37 min.) * Brumes d'automne (Dimitri Kirsanoff, France, 1928, 12 min.) * Lot in Sodom (James Sibley Watson, Melville Webber, U.S., 1933, 27 min.) * Rhythmus 21 (Hans Richter, Germany, 1921, 3 min.) * Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts Before Breakfast) (Hans Richter, Germany, 1928, 9 min.) * Anémic cinéma (Marcel Duchamp, France, 1926, 6.5 min.) * Ballet mécanique (Fernand Léger, France, 1924, 11 min.) * Symphonie diagonale (Viking Eggeling, France, 1924, 7 min.) * Le Vampire (Jean Painlevé, France, 1939, 8.5 min.) * The Hearts of Age (Orson Welles, William Vance, U.S., 1934, 8 min.)
Vorkapich, Slavko ; Florey, Robert ; Epstein, Jean ; Ray, Man ; Kirsanoff, Dimitri, (n/a), /Subtitles: English, 194 min, fiction film, DVD-ROM

Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 30s. Disk 2 [FL 1331]
This two-DVD collection assembles some of the most influential and eclectic short films in the Rohauer Collection, including works by Man Ray, Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp, Watson & Webber, Fernand Léger, Joris Ivens, Dimitri Kirsanoff, Jean Epstein, and Orson Welles. Disc 2 Überfall, (Ernö Metzner, Germany, 1928, 22 min.) La glace a trois faces, (Jean Epstein, France, 1927, 33 min.) Le Tempestaire, (Jean Epstein, France, 1947, 22.5 min.) Romance sentimentale, Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori V. Alexandrov, France, 1930, 20 min.) Autumn Fire, (Herman G. Weinberg, U.S., 1931, 15 min.) Manhatta, (Paul Strand, Charles Sheeler, U.S., 1921, 10 min.) La Coquille et le clergyman, (Germaine Dulac, France, 1926, 31.5 min.) Regen (Rain), (Joris Ivens, the Netherlands, 1929, 14 min.) H2O, (Ralph Steiner, U.S., 1929, 12 min.) Even -- As You and I, (Roger Barlow, Harry Hay, LeRoy Robbins, U.S., 1937, 12 min.)
Epstein, Jean ; Metzner, Erno ; Eisenstein, Sergei ; Ivens, Joris ; Weinberg, Herman ; Strand, Paul ; Dulac, Germaine ; Steiner, Ralph ; Barlow, Roger ; Hay, Harry ; Robbins, LeRoy, (n/a), /Subtitles: English, 193 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Bon Voyage [FL 2428]
Portrait of an African immigrant working in one of the toilets at Montparnasse train station, in Paris. She ponders on differences, stereotypes and the problems she faces in Paris.
Kiwanga, Kapwani, (n/a), 2004, French/Subtitles: English, 3 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Clean Up [FL 2719]
Short animation about control, power, and censorship.
Man Ki, Leung, (n/a), 2010, (No dialogue), 2 min, animation, DVD-ROM

Early Cinema: Primitives and Pioneers 2 [FL 1338]
Second volume of pre-1910 films with piano accompaniment by Neil Brand and commentary by Barry Salt. Features "Hepworth Manufacturing Co": How it feels to be Run Over (1900), Explosion of a Motor car (1900), Rescued by Rover (1905), The other Side of the Hedge (1905), That Fatal Sneeze (1907). “Cricks and Martin”: A Visit to Peek Freans Biscuit Works (1906). “Kineto Production”: A day in the Life of a Coalminer (1910). “Pathe Freres”: Par le trou de serrure (1901), Histoires dun Crime (1901), Ali Baba et les quarantes voleurs (1905), Reve et realite (1901), La Revoliution en Russie (1905), Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuse (1906), Le Chevel emballe (1907), The Physician of the Castle (1908), Magic Bricks (1908). “Edison Manufacturing Co”: Dewars - its a Scotch (1898), The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903), The Great Train Robbery (1903), The Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906).
(n/a), English, 95 min, fiction film, VHS

Egypt: A People's Initiative against Female Sexual Harassment [FL 2933]
According to findings from a study published in 2008 by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights, 83% of Egyptian women report to have experienced sexual harassment at least once in their life. This documentary explores the government’s inability to deal with the issue and the action of citizens.
Valle, Inestella ; Saugues, Sebastien, (n/a), 2013, Arabic, English/Subtitles: English, 7 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Family Vilakati [FL 1156]
Life is tough for the Vilakati family. Their parents are gone - Dad, dead from the aids scourge which has orphaned 65,000 in the country and Mum MIA and, possibly, also dead. As a result it is left to the two older siblings to tend and care for the younger pair. This is a touching and revealing documentary short, with director Xanthe Hamilton capturing the day to day activities of the family, without seeming to intrude. There is space to for the eldest son to talk about his aspirations for the future, which largely centre on his family but also time to watch the family interacting, all pitching in to run the household. Tough and intimate, Hamilton captures both the sense of tragedy and the strength of the family's bond. Let's hope she gets to paint her portraits on a larger canvas soon.
Hamilton, Xanthe, (n/a), 2006, 10 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

From the Ashes [FL 2546]
Volume one of "Landscape of Memory," a four part documentary series on reconciliation in Southern Africa, "From the Ashes" focuses on Mozambique. This film gives the viewer the possibility to grasp the traditional approach to reconciliation in Mozambique following the sixteen year civil war which ended in 1992. It is set in a small village in the south of Mozambique, Ilha Josina, and follows people who fought on both sides of the war and suffered at the hands of both. The film shows how, through ritual, spiritual beliefs and personally developed philosophies, the villagers are reconciling their past, living the present and working towards their futures.
Boswall, Karen, (n/a), 1999, English, 26 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Grandparents / Grosseltern [FL 1447]
The director returns to her grandparents. What begins as an observation of their daily lives develops into a story of devotion and dependence, change and immutability, and the solitude and sharing of two people who grow old together. The documentary shows the daily struggles, as well as the strength and determination of two elderly persons and their survival strategies. It is an intimate glimpse that brings to light existential questions – questions which viewers are inspired to ask themselves.
Scherg, Nicole, (n/a), 2004, German/Subtitles: English, German, Italian, 35 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

I Have Seen / Nda Mona [FL 2547]
“Landscape of Memory” is a set of videos produced by a coalition of Southern African film-makers and covers the different ways that people have found to deal with great traumas in Namibia and South Africa. The Namibian video, “I Have Seen”, volume two of "Landscape of Memory,” is about the occupation of Namibia by South African forces and their repression of the Namibian liberation movement (SWAPO). This repression fostered fears that the movement was being betrayed from within. SWAPO's response in exile was to detain hundreds of Namibians after accusing them of being spies for Pretoria. The detainees were tortured until they died or confessed on video. The number of those who disappeared in the “operation” is yet unknown. SWAPO has never explained, apologized to, or cleared the names of the detained.
Pakleppa, Richard, (n/a), 1999, English, 26 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Kino Magazin [FL 129]
Excerpts of the program on silent movies by German television chanel 3sat.
(n/a), German, 27 min, television program, DVD-ROM

Lucky Kid / Sretno dijete [FL 545]
In this documentary, Igor Mirković, originally a news reporter, portrays the emergence of the independent, vibrant new wave punk-rock musical scene in Zagreb, ex-Yugoslavia, emerging at the end of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s. Most of the documentary consists of his interviews with Zagreb rock singers and other important actors on the scene as well as with some of their Belgrade counterparts. With plenty of original musical and archival images from the period, the film makes no claim to objectivity, but is rather a monument to the generation that grew up in the belief that rock’n’roll is larger than life. The story is narrated from the perspective of an outsider since the author was just a teenager when the scene exploded and is concerned with illustrating the life-long influence of rock-music on his way of life. Through Zagreb, Ljubljana, Vienna, Belgrade, Budapest, Paris, Utrecht and New York, the author thus finds himself in pursuit of the heroes of his youth. Mirković also implicitly tried to interconnect his rock story with the fall of socialism: he provides a historical background by bringing in important political moments of the period such as the death of Tito or the evolving economic crisis.
Mirković, Igor, (n/a), 2003, Croatian/Subtitles: English, 97 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Luna Papa / Лунный папа [FL 82]
Mamlakat, a naive young girl who is fond of the theater, lives together with her wise father and a slightly crazy brother. She falls in love with a person who claims to be an actor from a big city. When she gets pregnant, the 'actor' disappears. To avoid public shame, the whole family begins to search for him.
Khudoinazarov, Bakhtiyar, (n/a), 2000, Russian, 104 min, fiction film, VHS

Made in Thailand [FL 2559]
A film about Thai women involved in labor rights movements protesting against long hours and inhuman working conditions. The film addresses the Kader Toy Company case which burned in 1993, claiming the lives of 188 employees, most of them women who were trapped inside because management had locked doors to fire escapes. Labor rights or the lack thereof in Thailand.
Moros, Eve-Laure ; Emery, Linzy, (n/a), 1999, Thai/Subtitles: English, 33 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Osada Bystrany [FL 1438]
Bystrany is a village of 2500 people in East Slovakia. 1700 of them are Roma. They have lived there since 14th century. The majority live together in a settlement called Osada. Most of the Roma live on social support which was dramatically cut by 50% in 2004.
Bader, Marc ; Kuncikova, Petra, (n/a), 2006, Slovak, Romany/Subtitles: English, 32 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Outlaw / For a Da Lei [FL 1147]
Teresa and Helena are a lesbian couple who challenged the law by trying to get married. But the publicity brought them even more difficulties and discrimination. These two mothers - and their two daughters - are an outlaw family. For them housing, school, and work can become major problems.
Areal, Leonor, (n/a), 2006, Portuguese/Subtitles: English, 84 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

People [FL 2428]
Chinese punk-rock video-clip.
Jun, Anthony Wang, (n/a), /Subtitles: English, 2 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Shelter [FL 2996]
Shelter is a documentary film on the issue of Nepali Squatters. The film closely observes the life of a squatter family consisting of a mother and a daughter. Through self narration, the film presents their struggle from the perspective of Meena Basnet, the mother. It follows her realization about the importance of education and her determination to educate her daughter at any cost. Besides the life of the family, the film covers squatter movements, the role of government and role of political parties
Tolange, Deepak, (n/a), 2013, Nepali/Subtitles: English, 39 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Shoah, Part 4 [FL 55]
"Shoah" is Claude Lanzmann's landmark documentary meditation on the Holocaust. Assembled from footage shot by the filmmaker during the 1970s and 1980s, it investigates the genocide at the level of experience: the geographical layout of the camps and the ghettos; the daily routines of imprisonment; the inexorable trauma of humiliation, punishment, extermination; and the fascinating insights of those who experienced these events first hand. Without dramatic enactment or archival footage, but with extraordinary testimonies, "Shoah" renders the step-by-step machinery of extermination: the minutiae of timetables and finances, the logistics of herding victims into the gas chambers and disposing of the corpses afterward, the bureaucratic procedures which expedited the killing of millions of people without mentioning the words "killing" or "people." Through haunted landscapes and human voice, the past is revealed.
Lanzmann, Claude, (n/a), 1985, English, German, French, Polish, Italian, Hebrew, Yiddish/Subtitles: English, 143 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Soul in Torment [FL 2549]
Independence in Zimbabwe in 1980 meant an end to many forms of oppression. Yet soon after the celebrations, another war started in Matabeleland. Why another war, asks a former guerrilla fighter, when they had fought for freedom and justice and thought they had won? The filmmaker's quest takes her to meet a member of the 5th Brigade, which had undertaken the massacres on behalf of the newly formed Zimbabwean government. His deeds still torment him, although he has tried the official restitution. The war for freedom has not yet been won. “Soul in Torment” is volume four of "Landscape of Memory," a four part documentary series on reconciliation in southern Africa.
Uriri, Prudence, (n/a), 1999, English, 26 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Taking Sides / Szembesítés [FL 1057]
The film is based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwängler, Germany’s leading conductor and head of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra during the Second World War. One of the most spectacular and renowned conductors of the 1930s, Furtwangler's reputation rivaled that of Toscanini's. In his civilian guise, Major Steve Arnold of the US Army is an insurance salesman. Following the fall of the Third Reich he is given the task of establishing links between Furtwängler and key figures in the Nazi regime, including Hitler himself. Major Arnold’s commanding officer wants ‘proof’ that the conductor collaborated with the Nazis. With the help of his assistants - Emmi Straube (the daughter of a senior Nazi general who was executed for plotting Hitler’s assassination) and Lieutenant David Wills (a German Jew who was sent to the US by his parents at the start of the war, who returns as a member of the US army), Arnold questions members of the orchestra and Furtwängler himself, hoping to find evidence of Furtwängler’s close relationship with Hitler.
Szabó, István, (n/a), 2001, English/Subtitles: Hungarian, 108 min, fiction film, DVD-ROM

The Barbarians / Les Barbares [FL 1220]
A collage about politics and resistance.
Périot, Jean-Gabriel, (n/a), 2010, (No dialogue), 5 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

The Cage [FL 911]
The documentary which reflects the real life stories of Palestinian civilians who have lost their land, their ability to move freely and their access to resources as a result of the construction of what the director call the "Colonial Wall" being built by Israel within the Palestinian territories. The historical narrative behind this documentary should be taken with a grain of salt, as it is highly biased despite its matter of fact presentation.
Nazzal, Omar, (n/a), 2006, Arabic/Subtitles: English, 27 min, documentary film, VHS

The Dead [FL 1499]
Tthe new excavations at "The Cemetary of the Poor" in Sighet - a project of investigating communist crimes initiated by the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania and the Civic Adacemy Foundation
Hossu-Longin, Lucia, (n/a), 2006, 10 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

The Sorrow and the Pity / Le Chagrin et la Pitié [FL 1248]
From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and resistance fighters from Clermont-Ferrand. They comment on the nature, details and reasons for the collaboration, from anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and fear of Bolsheviks, to simple caution. Part one, "The Collapse," includes an extended interview with Pierre Mendès-France, jailed for anti-Vichy action and later France's Prime Minister. At the heart of part two, "The Choice," is an interview with Christian de la Mazière, one of 7,000 French youth to fight on the eastern front wearing German uniforms.
Ophüls, Marcel, (n/a), 1971, French, German/Subtitles: English, 260 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

The Unfolding of the Sky [FL 2544]
Volume three of "Landscape of Memory," a four part documentary series on reconciliation in Southern Africa. The film centers on a dialogue between two women, an Afrikaner and an African. One has been a victim of the Apartheid system, the other has reported on the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Together they explore the notion of reconciliation, and what it means for each of them. Their shared journey into South Africa’s heart of darkness searches for truth and reconciliation in the country.
Krog, Antjie ; Loots, Ronelle, (n/a), 1999, English, 26 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

The Written Off, Episode 04 - Printing House / Otpisani (Epizoda 04) - Štamparija [FL 584]
This DVD includes four new episodes of the famous TV-series centering on the war adventures of Prle, Tihi and Paja, young communist resistance fighters from Belgrade who together with their party comrades undertake a series of attacks on the German occupying forces. With time they eventually turn into experienced saboteurs while their activities put them on the Gestapo’s execution list. Tihi and Prle always narrowly escape being shot, but very often only to see their close comrades getting killed. Shot with a film camera, each new episode resembles a feature film. Packed with action, suspense and humor, the series is certainly among the best examples of the genre of Yugoslav WWII movies.
Đorđević, Aleksandar, (n/a), 1974, Serbian, 49 min, television program, DVD-ROM

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion [FL 720]
The film is an account of the half-century-long occupation of Tibet by China. Shot with footage gathered over ten years, the film includes accounts from Robert Ford, one of the few people to have lived in Pre-Chinese Tibet, interviews with Western scholars, and personal testimony from some of the monks and nuns that survived the Chinese crackdown on Tibetan religion and culture. While the film does gloss over the Chinese government's rationale for the occupation, stating that Tibet, far from being a utopian society, had been a feudalistic society plagued by poverty, it is clear from the start that this is a film meant to inspire outrage. The description and images of the 1987 Lhasa demonstrations, described by two American tourists who witnessed the protests and brutal crackdown that ensued, are particularly wrenching. Perhaps most memorable is the sentiment echoed throughout the film by the monks and nuns at the forefront of the Tibetan freedom movement and voiced by Gendun Rinchen, a former political prisoner: "The worst thing for a Tibetan under the Chinese rule is that one cannot say that I am a Tibetan, as simple as this."
Peosay, Tom, (n/a), 2002, English/Subtitles: Polish, 103 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Total Denial: Doe vs. UNOCAL [FL 1359]
Winner of the Vaclav Havel Special Award for Human Rights 2006, this inspiring documentary examines the construction of the UNOCA L / TOTAL oil pipeline in Burma – now called Myanmar and controlled by a military dictatorship – where two powerful western corporations made business deals with a junta infamous for human rights abuses, and where slave labour is all too common. In the lawsuit Doe vs. UNOCAL, 15 plaintiffs who have never been out of the Burmese jungle will fight their corporate abusers head-on in an unprecedented legal battle, profoundly affecting the actions of corporations worldwide.
Kaneva, Milena, (n/a), 2006, English, French/Subtitles: English, 73 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Traces of Awakening / Bakas ng Pagbangon [FL 2964]
An Aeta community in Zambales, Philippines is threatened with the entry of large-scale mining projects in their ancestral lands. Not only are they facing the loss of their only source of livelihood, the Aetas also fear that the entry of mining operations in their ancestral lands will soon result in environmental disasters. This 30-minute documentary weighs in on the issues surrounding the entry of large-scale mining operations and thier impact on the basic rights of communities, especially of indigenous communities where most of the mining projects are located.
Asucion, Alfred, (n/a), 2011, Tagalog/Subtitles: English, 30 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Turning Points of History: Ceausescu's Kids [FL 711]
For a generation Romanian women were forced to have babies they didn't want. Nicolae Ceausescu imposed a ban on abortion and birth control and forced every woman of child bearing age to have at least four children. Control over reproduction was strictly enforced. The infant and maternal death rate was high. Thousands babies were born with AIDS. In cases when children were born with mental or physical disabilities, their parents were explicitly encouraged to leave them in the special orphanages. In certain cases, when parental agreement was not easily obtainable, parents were made to believe that their infant was dead while in reality the new-born was transferred to the special "child-care" institution. Plagued by horrifying living conditions and wide-spread abuse, these orphanages were often situated in remote areas of the country, keeping the "embarrassing" sight of disabled children away from public view. The film crew shot much of the footage in such institutions and the result is a shockingly graphic sequence of skeleton-like emaciated and neglected children. Ceausescu's lasting legacy is a generation of unwanted children.
Alton, Mary Ann, (n/a), 1989, English, Romanian, 60 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Utopia [FL 2428]
Short animation telling the story of an unwanted cardboard figurine.
Wai-May, Chan, (n/a), 2004, (No dialogue), 5 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Üxüf Xipai: The Plunder / Üxüf Xipai: El Despojo [FL 752]
This multi-award winning film examines the multiple dimensions of the resistance of the indigenous Mapuche people in Chile over the last 120 years. First exploring the proud history and traditions of the community (both rural and urban), the film then looks at ongoing conflicts with the Chilean government and various companies who look to exploit their land.
Totoro, Dauno, (n/a), 2004, Spanish/Subtitles: English, 75 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Who am I [FL 3430]
Who am I is a short film based on some of the actual events that took place during the Liberian civil crisis where the stigma of being from a particular tribe still continues.
Kaba, Kiatu, (n/a), 2014, English, 15 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

Years of Transition in Hungary. Birth of a Multiparty Political System / Rendszerváltó évek. Születőben a többpártrendszer [FL 240]
Television program about the political and social issues of the transition period of Hungary.
(n/a), Hungarian, 58 min, television program, DVD-ROM

Zero Coca, the Andean Apocalypse / Coca Cero, El Apocalipsis Andino [FL 2373]
“Zero Coca” looks at the core of the cocaine trade in Bolivia. From civilians to indigenous peoples, from drug traffickers to high officials and activists the film tries to bring together all possible sides to decipher the past and the future of cocaine and its effects on people in Bolivia.
(n/a), 2004, Spanish/Subtitles: English, 62 min, documentary film, DVD-ROM

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