Area Studies


Unresolved: Face-Off with China: A Debate 100 min.

As tensions escalate between the United States and North Korea, many are looking to China to help restrain its nettlesome neighbor. But this raises the larger issue of growing Chinese power in Asia. In three "mini-debates," four of the world's most prominent foreign policy experts examine the following questions: Is President Trump "making China great again"? Is China destined for regional dominan...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Femicide - Honduras, One of the Most Dangerous Places to Be a Woman 18 min.

Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado became a tragic symbol of gender-based violence after she was killed, but many Honduran women live in fear of being attacked by men.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Masters of Rhythm 28 min.

This half-hour documentary, shot in Peru, stars three of the world's finest percussionists: Lalo Izquierdo, Cotito and Huevito. As they play the cajón drum, sing, dance, and talk, we learn about the rich culture of Afro-Peruvians.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

The Special U.S.-Saudi Relationship Has Outlived Its Usefulness: A Debate 99 min.

Since 1945, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz met onboard the USS Quincy, the United States and Saudi Arabia have maintained a special relationship, with oil, military cooperation, and intelligence sharing at its foundation. But the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the revolution in fracking in America, concerns over human rights, and diverging interests in the Middl...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Venezuela: Descent Into Chaos 17 min.

The country's severe economic crisis has created widespread corruption and goods shortages, leaving many families without basic essentials. Those who want to expose the dire health care situation are afraid to speak and the government sees the press reporting on it as the enemy.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Deciphering India 240 min.

Award-winning journalist and author Anjan Sundaram comes out of war-torn Africa and sets his sights on India. Though born in India, Anjan has not lived there for more than 15 years. The India of his childhood has changed; there is stormy upheaval of the established order while issues such as religion, caste, identity and even food have all become politicized weapons. With the backdrop of this chan...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

New to Our Collection! Godmen 49 min.

For thousands of years the Gurus of India have sat between men and the gods to make the divine familiar to the masses. In this episode, Anjan Sundaram explores the world of spiritual gurus in India to see the way these men are changing the way Indians practice their faith.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

New to Our Collection! The Great Indian Male 49 min.

Shocking acts of violence have put India’s gender issues in the spotlight, often demonizing Indian men. In this episode, Anjan Sundaram travels to the most patriarchal areas of the country to understand the Indian male psyche and how it affects relationship with women.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

New to Our Collection! Identity 46 min.

The Indian republic seems to be a remote concept in some parts of the country. In this episode, Anjan travels across India to understand the concept of being Indian by meeting erstwhile kings, separatists and head-hunting tribes who are redefining what it means to be Indian.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

New to Our Collection! The Sacred Cow 48 min.

There are one-and-a-half billion cattle on the planet, but not one of them stirs such passionate feelings as the Indian cow. In this episode, Anjan Sundaram explores how the cow has become idolized and politicized by the country’s Hindu right-wing groups, with devastating consequences to some of India’s communities.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016