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You Say You Want a Revolution
VHS
Storage
Call No. VHS DB2228.7 .A78 1995
In November, 1989 a group of artists in Prague successfully spearheaded the overthrow of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia in the nonviolent "velvet revolution" ... a revolution fought through images, words and spirit. This film is the inside story of that rebellion as told through interviews with the activists and citizens of Prague.
Amandla! (2002)
DVD
Ormandy Center | Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. Music DVD 131
Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.
Z (1968)
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 006 713
A Greek pacifist leader is murdered at a rally. Despite the official police report of accidental death, a journalist's persistant questioning leads to a full-scale investigation, revealing corruption in high places.
Missing (1982)
VHS
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Call No. VHS F3100 .H3872 1999
Based on an actual event, the story involves the search by his wife and father for a young American who has disappeared during a South American coup.
Reds (1981)
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Call No. VHS PS3535.E2786 Z844 1991
The true story of the love affair of John Reed, American Communist, journalist and activist and Louise Bryant, writer and feminist. Woven into the story are America's great playwright, Eugene O'Neill, anarchist and feminist, Emma Goldman, Bolshevik leader, Gregory Zinoviev and other notable figures whose lives were shaken by the Russian Revolution.
China (1997)
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 001 752
An astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation. This powerful program takes a remarkable first-hand look at China's tumultuous history, examining its social, political and cultural upheaval through eyewitness accounts, rare archival film footage and insightful commentary.
VHS
Storage
Call No. VHS PQ7390.D47 M452 1990z
A bourgeois property owner decides to stay in Cuba after the revolution and must examine his life and values in a new social and political milieu.
1932 (2002)
VHS
Storage
Call No. VHS F1487.5 .N56 2002
In 1932 the army and "citizen militias" in El Salvador brutally crushed an uprising of peasants in western El Salvador, killing 10,000 people. Survivors share their harrowing memories, many for the first time. The trauma resonated through six decades of military rule, until the 1992 peace accords ended a brutal, 12-year civil war. The film is based ...
VHS
Storage
Call No. VHS F3100 .B383 1993
Documentary on the fate of Allende's Popular Unity government filmed throughout Chile from February to September 1973. Shows the campaign strategies of the two groups fighting for control of Congress and reactions of voters before and after the election. Also shows effects on society after the election--strikes, riots, etc.
VHS
Storage
Call No. VHS PN1995.9.C55 M666 1991
A struggling New York actor is kidnapped and forced to impersonate the late dictator of Parador, a Caribbean nation. The actor gets better and better at the role, with the help of the dead leader's sultry mistress, until guerilla fighters strike, and he wonders if it might not be a good time to move to a new role!
Lumumba (2000)
VHS
Storage
Call No. VHS DT658.2.L85 L848 2001
Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary Patrice Lumumba who led his country to independence from Belgium in 1960. He served as the first elected prime minister, was ousted from office, and later assassinated.
VHS
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Call No. VHS F1234.Z37 U482 2001
Oral history of the Mexican Revolution and the supporters of Emiliano Zapata, as told by the elderly veterans of the Revolution, as well as their reflections on the failure of the Revolution and subsequesnt Mexican government to prevent the disaster facing the Mexican countryside today.
VHS
Storage
Call No. VHS DP269 .L36 1996
Set during the period of the Spanish Civil War, this romantic epic focuses on David, a political activist who joins a group of international revolutionaries who oppose Franco's rise to power. David journeys to Spain where he meets Bianca, a fellow rebel whose bravery and spirit inspire his affection.