Area Studies


The Personal Journey of Brazilian Leader Thais Corral: Ethical Markets 7 28 min.

In this program, Hazel Henderson explores the personal story of award-winning civic leader and Leadership Is Global co-author Thais Corral. Thais and her family came to Brazil from Spain, bringing their entrepreneurial skills and creativity. She studied in Italy and in the U.S. at the University of Chicago and Harvard. She created 400 radio programs broadcasted to empower women across Brazil and b...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Trends Toward Sustainability in Brazil: Ethical Markets 7 29 min.

In this program, Ethical Markets Media founder Hazel Henderson discusses with award-winning civic leader Thais Corral, co-author of Leadership Is Global, the transitions occurring in her country Brazil. Brazil has all the resources and capital assets it needs to make the transition to sustainability. However, the obsolete fossil-fueled industrial model is still imposed by foreign investors and tra...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The U.S. Should Let in 100,000 Syrian Refugees: A Debate 106 min.

Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, more than 4 million Syrians have fled the country, creating the greatest refugee crisis since World War II (1939–45). Most have fled to neighboring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan, but many have risked death to reach Europe and the possibility of a better life. Unlike Europe and Syria’s neighbors, the United States has had the advantage of pi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Myanmar: Poppyland 26 min.

In this documentary, Liam Cochrane travels to the source of most of Australia’s heroin—the vast opium fields of Myanmar, where poppy production has more than doubled in a decade. He interviews local farmers dependent on the crop for survival; talks to a church pastor running a heroin rehab program in Nant Phar Kar, a town threatened by addiction; and visits a Shan village implementing a U.N. progr...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Afghanistan: On Thin Ice 27 min.

A budding ski industry has sprung up in the remote alps of Afghanistan. But this enterprise—and the local people—face the menace of a resurgent Taliban.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

A Question of Humanity 64 min.

After surviving 20 years of civil war and being forced to live in the deplorable conditions of Internally Displaced Persons' camps, Northern Ugandans return home to discover thousands of their children—who were healthy at birth—developing a bizarre illness called Nodding Syndrome. Children are described by the locals as 'alive in dead bodies' because they become mentally impaired, lose the ability...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Life on the Edge: Wild Patagonia 52 min.

Patagonia invites you into a rarely seen South American wilderness, home to surprising creatures who survive in environments that range from the mighty Andes Mountains to Cape Horn. This is the story of an awe-inspiring coastline 4,000 miles long. From the cold, fearsome waters of Cape Horn, where brave rockhopper penguins overcome huge challenges to raise their young, to the far north, with huge...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Belize to Guatemala: Stephen Fry in Central America 47 min.

In this video, Stephen Fry travels through Belize and Guatemalaparticipating in local customs, learning the culture, and exploring historic sites. Places visited include: Belize City, Wildtracks Refuge, the Cays, Tikal, Chajul, Lake Atitlan, and Guatemala City. A BBC production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Costa Rica to Panama: Stephen Fry in Central America 48 min.

In this video, Stephen Fry travels through Costa Rica and Panama participating in local customs, learning the culture, and exploring historic sites. He learns about the native animals,climbs a volcano, watches a soccer match and drives a dredger . A BBC production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Desperate for Love—Secrets of China: Meeting a Nation’s Young People to Discover Its Future 52 min.

Billie JD Porter plunges into the competitive world of Chinese love where marriage markets, dating boot camps and even plastic surgery are used to increase marriage potential. In China, if you're not married by your late twenties you are branded a 'leftover.' Billie tracks down a new generation of Chinese women who are resisting the pressure to marry young and experiences the extremes of China's m...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015