"filmID","content_type","creator","title","date_of_publication","runtime","series_title","summary","associated_entity","geography","subject","genre" "fod100094955","stream","","America's First Synagogues","","45 min. 38 sec.","[u'Landmarks of Faith']","This film tells the story of the Jewish pilgrims who founded Congregation Shearith Israel-a ""Remnant of Israel""-in 1654 in the Dutch trading post of New Amsterdam, modern day New York City. Shearith Israel's sister congregation, Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI, was built in 1763 and is the oldest continual Jewish house of worship in the U.S. Woven through this tale are Haym Solomon, who helped finance the American Revolution; Uriah Levy, the Naval Commodore who saved Thomas Jefferson's Monticello from ruin; and Emma Lazarus, whose poetry captured the dreams of millions of immigrants to America. Viewers will also learn about the history of Sephardic Jews who fled to the New World to escape the Spanish Inquisition, and how the independent synagogue worship system developed in ancient Babylon.","[u'Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N.Y.)']","[u'Israel', u'Netherlands', u'New York City', u'Guyana', u'United States', u'Newport', u'New Amsterdam']","[u'jews', u'immigrants', u'poetry', u'finance', u'american', u'dreams', u'history']","[u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp3233282-marc","stream","","Sea Boundaries","","56 min","","The film depicts the daily struggle of fishermen to earn a living in a harsh physical environment that brings out the social and economic tensions of modern society. Manning the Priamo are Cola, the captain, Ahmed, the Tunisian first mate, two Italian engineers, and two Tunisian seamen. At sea for three weeks at a time, they fish off the coasts of Libya and Tunisia, sometimes outside the fishing limits and risking interception by the authorities. An intimate account of remoteness: after a few days on shore, the men leave their homes and families for a month. Night and day the nets are cast every four hours; the work is demanding and poorly paid; the quarters are cramped and uncomfortable; conflicts and prejudices surface amidst the roar of the engines and the sea. Beyond the horizon lies Africa, where immigrants embark for Europe, leaving their homes and families behind in the hope of finding a better life.","[u'Schillaci, Rossella']","[u'Tunisia', u'Italy', u'Libya']","[u'men', u'families', u'immigrants', u'prejudices', u'environment', u'fishing']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1082173-82174","stream","","Collision CourseEpisode II","","30 min","","A law firm headed by two immigrants is divided over prospects of representing someone who espouses extreme anti-immigrant sentiments. Theme: Freedom of speech; equal protection under the law.","[u'Beaty, Sally', u'Kammen, Glenn D.']","","[u'immigrants', u'law']","" "fod100045402","stream","","Border Patrol :The Enforcers","2000","45 min.","","This episode of The Enforcers focuses on the Border Patrol, responsible for thwarting illegal immigration and smuggling into the world's wealthiest nation. Part of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, this agency was created by a 1924 act of Congress and has grown from their early days of horse-and-buggy patrols to high-tech enforcement. The program takes us to the site of one of the busiest crossings.","","","[u'smuggling', u'immigration']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films']" "asp3235596-marc","stream","","Geelong","","21 min","[u'Life in Australia']","Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the Victorian town of Geelong in the mid 1960s.","[u'Thompson, Eric', u'Colacino, Antonio']","[u'Australia', u'Geelong']","[u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1128727-128728","stream","","Chile 2: Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, and Valparaiso","","","","Three cities provide insight into the culture and history of the South American country of Chile. The first city is Punta Arenas, located on the shores of the Straits of Magellan and the largest city in the region. Translated as ""sandy point,"" the city is also known as ""the city of red roofs"" because of its colorful skyline. It is the southernmost city in South America and reached its golden age between 1850 and 1914 due to its wool and fishing industries. Its imposing cathedral on the central square and its 19th century architecture reflect this boom time, and the memorial statue to Ferdinand Magellan recalls its history. We visit a sheep ranch and a rookery to see the penguins before heading north to Puerto Montt, a fishing center settled by German immigrants in the late 1800s. Situated on a narrow coastal plain with the Andes Mountains in the background, Puerto Montt is a tranquil city with an active fishing economy, and its German heritage is evident in its alpine houses with balconies. It is the gateway to Chile's Lake District, and the active volcano Orsano dominates the area. We visit Orsano National Park and Emerald Lake created by the volcano and then travel north to Valparaiso, the most cosmopolitan city of the three. Once a major stop for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans before the Panama Canal was built, Valparaiso remains an important seaport as well as cultural center for the region. These three cities reflect the beauty, history, and culture of this vast country.","[u'DeBoer, Jake', u'De Boer, Mieke']","[u'Puerto Montt', u'Punta Arenas', u'Valparaiso', u'United States', u'Germany', u'Chile']","[u'travel', u'immigrants', u'ships', u'culture', u'american', u'architecture', u'fishing', u'history']","" "kan1152965-152966","stream","","Roman Britain and the Origins of King Arthur","","","","The collapse of the Roman rule, arrival of barbarian raiders and settlers, and resistance to Germanic immigration serve as a backdrop to tantalizing mystery. Examine the evidence as to whether the unidentified champion who temporarily halted the advance of the barbarians could hae been the King Arthur of later legend.","","[u'Romania', u'Roman']","[u'immigration', u'evidence']","" "fod100124515","stream","","Give Undocumented Immigrants a Path to Citizenship :A Debate","","1 hr., 41 min., 22 sec.","","Around 11 million undocumented immigrants currently live in the United States, and the question of what to do about them has sparked years of fierce debate. Some argue that these immigrants work hard and make positive contributions to the economy, while others argue that they burden taxpayers and create unwanted competition for jobs. In 2013, the Senate passed a comprehensive bill that included giving undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, but it died in the House of Representatives. President Obama then took executive actions to protect some of them from deportation, but the courts blocked their implementation. So what should the United States do? Should it give undocumented immigrants a chance to earn citizenship through a process that would include paying a penalty and passing a security check? Or would such a process reward them for breaking the rules and encourage more illegal immigration? Should the United States give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship?","","[u'United States']","[u'united states', u'immigrants', u'competition', u'courts', u'citizenship']","[u'Internet videos']" "asp2860156-ahiv","stream","","July 13 2013: Strengthening Our Economy By Passing Bipartisan Immigration Reform","","4 minutes","[u'Your Weekly Address']","In this week's address, President Obama discusses how a large, bipartisan majority in the Senate voted to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which would add a big boost to our economy, strengthen Social Security, and modernize our legal immigration system to make it more consistent with our values. He calls on Congress to pass this commonsense bill quickly so that we can fix our broken immigration system and keep America strong for years to come.","[u'Obama, Barack']","[u'United States']","[u'values', u'immigration', u'economy']","[u'Filmed speeches']" "fod100044118","stream","","Forgotten Ellis Island","2007","60 min.","","Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the site of the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954. This is the first film about the once abandoned U.S. Marine Hospital Number 43 on Ellis Island. The documentary looks at the era before antibiotics, when tens of thousands of immigrant patients were separated from family, detained in the hospital, and healed from illness before becoming citizens. 350 babies were born, and ten times that many immigrants died on Ellis Island. 3,500 were buried in pauper's graves around New York City.","","[u'United States', u'New York City']","[u'united states', u'patients', u'immigrants']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp2339658-busv","stream","","Steve Case :immigration reform is pro-business","2013","6 min..","[u'Business education in video']","The co-founder and former CEO of AOL discusses the merits of the immigration reform, and the likelihood that Congress will support the bill. He speaks with Betty Liu on In The Loop.","[u'Liu, Betty']","","[u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "asp2132955-curv","stream","","Flemingdon Park :the global village","2002","48 min","","Using vintage footage and commentary from former residents, this documentary examines the history and current reality of Toronto's Flemingdon Park. Now a subsidized housing project, it was built in 1961 as a trendy urban utopia for artists and young professionals. A decade later it was sold, and Flemingdon became home to tens of thousands of refugees and new immigrants from around the globe.","[u'Faiz, Andrew', u'Flahive, Gerry']","[u'Canada', u'Toronto']","[u'history', u'housing', u'immigrants', u'refugees', u'artists']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2859786-ahiv","stream","","June 6 2015: Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month","","4 minutes","[u'Your Weekly Address']","In this week's address, the President recognizes Immigrant Heritage Month, an occasion that allows us to celebrate our origins as a nation of immigrants.","[u'Obama, Barack']","[u'United States']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Filmed speeches']" "asp2387226-busv","stream","","How to best target the emerging Hispanic market","2013","7 min..","[u'Business education in video']","Judge Alberto Gonzales discusses the rising contributions of the Hispanic community to U.S. economic growth and the debate over immigration reform. He speaks with Adam Johnson and Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television's 'Street Smart.'","[u'Johnson, Adam', u'Regan, Trish']","","[u'growth', u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "fod100045179","stream","","The Big Picture.Infantry Operations","","28 min., 37 sec.","[u""U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series""]","This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series focuses on the rifleman. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration puts into perspective the role and heritage of today's Army rifleman and traces the evolution of the Army rifle and change in combat rifle tactics. With a history dating back to the earliest immigrants and a track record that includes changing the course of the Revolutionary War, tales of this extraordinary group of men and their weapons are sure to captivate viewers.","","","[u'television', u'men', u'series', u'immigrants', u'evolution', u'weapons', u'history']","[u'Internet videos']" "asp2711770-ausv","stream","","Admission impossible","1992","55 min","","Following World War Two, one of the largest mass migrations in history took place. More than five million people came to Australia, transforming it into the most multicultural country on earth. However, this was never meant to be. For much of the 20th century, successive Australian governments pursued a policy of deporting and barring entry to any race of people they considered undesirable. This was known as the White Australia policy. Admission Impossible is the true story of the behind-the-scenes political forces and propaganda campaigns that attempted to populate Australia with ""pure white"" migrants. The fear of being ""swamped"" with Asian immigrants kept this policy in place for over seven decades. This compelling story of how the shifts and upheavals in Asia, from colonial control to emerging new nations, caused great unease in Australia and strengthened the government's resolve to keep Australia ""white"" and ""European"". Eyewitness accounts and recently discovered confidential documents reveal how immigration officers carried out racial selectivity following examination by medical officers for signs of ""colour"".The White Australia policy was officially scrapped in 1972. Today Australia is still coming to terms with being part of the Asian region.","[u'Morgan, Alec', u'Barry, Paul']","[u'Philippines', u'Australia']","[u'immigrants', u'war', u'race', u'world war', u'propaganda', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1113347-113348","stream","","El norte","","150 min","","Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life. It's a story that happens every day, but until Gregory Nava's groundbreaking El norte (The North), the personal travails of immigrants crossing the border to America had never been shown in the movies with such urgent humanism. A work of social realism imbued with dreamlike imagery, El norte is a lovingly rendered, heartbreaking story of hope and survival, which critic Roger Ebert called Grapes of wrath for our time.","[u'Nava, Gregory', u'Thomas, Anna']","[u'United States', u'Guatemala', u'Mexico']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Feature films']" "asp1650433-ahiv","stream","Chen, Amy","Chinatown files","2001","58 min","[u'American history in video']","Amy Chen's acclaimed new documentary The Chinatown Files reveals the hidden story of Chinese-American men and women who were hunted down, jailed, and targeted for deportation during the Cold War hysteria of the 1950's and l960's. Their interviews are interwoven with rare home movies, photographs and archival films exploring the prejudice and xenophobia surrounding U.S.-China relations. During the McCarthy era witchhunts, the loyalties of over ten thousand American citizens of Chinese descent were questioned based on their ethnicity and alleged risk to national security. Henry Chin, a laundry worker and president of the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance and the China Daily News, describes how ""Chinese immigrants came to America for a better life for themselves and the loved ones they left behind in their impoverished villages."" Yet for sending money home, his friends were charged by the U.S. government for trading with the enemy and his life was shattered by constant FBI surveillance and harassment. Other people featured in the film include several members of Mun Ching, the Chinese American Democratic Youth League in San Francisco who were harassed by the FBI. Several agents speak candidly of the FBI objectives in Washington, D.C., San Francisco and New York. The Chinatown Files is a cautionary tale of how nationalist paranoia can quickly lead to racially-motivated violations of civil rights and liberties. It serves as a dramatic and enduring reminder of the fragility of constitutional protections, encouraging viewers to reexamine the democratic promises of the American government and to hold all of society responsible when rights are infringed.","[u'Zhan, Ying']","[u'United States', u'San Francisco', u'New York', u'Washington', u'China']","[u'life', u'men', u'cold war', u'chinese', u'money', u'civil rights', u'immigrants', u'hand', u'youth', u'american', u'china', u'war', u'ethnicity', u'women']","[u'Nonfiction films', u'Documentary films']" "kan1082171-82172","stream","","Collision CourseEpisode I","","30 min.","","When an avowed anti-immigrant extremist plans to speak at a rally, the city must grapple with some difficult freedom-of-speech issues. Theme: Freedom of expression and immigration.","[u'Beaty, Sally', u'Kammen, Glenn D.']","","[u'freedom', u'expression', u'immigration']","" "kan1261007-261008","stream","","Latino Language and Dialects in America","","28 min","","In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, America has seen an upsurge in immigration, much as it did at the dawn of the 20th. Investigate the effects of immigrants from Latin America on American English, and confront a fear facing some native speakers of American English: Is Spanish taking over, and do we need language policies to prevent this? Also explore the native English varieties developed by people of Latin American descent in the U.S.","","[u'United Kingdom']","[u'american', u'immigrants', u'latin american']","[u'North American Studies', u'Educational films']" "fod100004997","stream","","Conquering America :Bharati Mukherjee","1990","30 min.","","Bharati Mukherjee writes vivid, sensual, and troubling stories about America's newest immigrants, Asians like herself. Mukherjee's early novels spoke from India, the old world she left behind to marry an American. Upon arriving in America she set out to capture the New World experiences of Asian immigrants. In this program with Bill Moyers, Mukherjee discusses America's newest immigrants and the building resentment and tensions between our country's various cultures. ""We've come to America,"" she says, ""in a way, to take over. To help build a new culture.","[u'Mukherjee, Bharati']","[u'United States', u'India']","[u'building', u'immigrants']","[u'Educational films']" "asp3298935-marc","stream","","La mujer de el Eternauta =El eternauta's wife","","82 min","","It has been fifty years since the adventures of Juan Salvo were first published in the science fiction comic El Eternauta. Some time in 1957, Argentine writer H�ctor Germ�n Oesterheld created a highly metaphorical and political graphic novel. El Eternauta introduced a new way of understanding comic strips: it transcended the limits of mere escapism to become an adult and politically committed story. And to this day, the comic book continues to surprise thousands of readers and artists all over the world. El Eternauta�s Wife follows Elsa S�nchez, Oesterheld�s widow. The daughter of immigrants from Galicia, her life is evidence of the cruelty of Argentina�s repressive dictatorship, which took the lives of her husband, their four daughters and their respective husbands. The presence of Oesterheld�s political inclinations in his work, which included a severe criticism against the social and political situation in Argentina, was the perfect excuse to start this story of brutality. El Eternauta�s Wife is the story of a fight for survival in the mist of horror; A vital and close account where Elsa S�nchez shares her memories with the courage of real heroes; An example of a pacific fight against injustice and a testimony where pain and love for life went hand in hand until her passing, on June 22, 2015.","[u'Sa\ufffdnchez de Oesterheld, Elsa', u'Oesterheld, H. G', u'Aliaga, Ad\ufffdn']","[u'Argentina']","[u'life', u'pain', u'science', u'survival', u'immigrants', u'hand', u'artists', u'love']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp1750630-curv","stream","","The Minutemen :vigilantes at the border","2011","83 min","","Aggravated by the influx of undocumented immigrants and fed up with the lack of government involvement, the Minutemen positioned themselves along the U.S. / Mexico border. Armed, energetic, and bound by common ideals, they are a diverse, often fragmented group of disillusioned freedom fighters, existing in what many believe to be the realm of vigilantism. This cinema vérité documentary follows nine of these eccentric, self-appointed watchdogs as they fight to regain their sovereignty in an isolated and dangerous landscape. Filmed over the course of four years, the film examines the motivations of and relationships between these conflicted patriots.","[u'Weissman, Nicholas', u'Minuteman Project', u'Wascinski, Corey', u'Myron, Julia']","[u'Mexico']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Nonfiction films']" "asp3819205-marc","stream","","Sewing woman","","14 minutes","","SEWING WOMAN chronicles the bittersweet journey of one woman's determination to survive: from an arranged marriage in old China to working class comforts in modern America. Produced over 18 years ago, this classic film continues to screen widely and is now treasured by a new generation of film goers -- it is considered by many cinema enthusiasts as an early prototype for the personal-diary genre made popular today with the recent handi-cam video explosion. SEWING WOMAN is based on a series of oral histories and the life story of the filmmaker's mother, Zem Ping Dong, an immigrant who has worked in San Francisco garment factories for over 30 years. With a candid first-person monologue spoken by noted actress Lisa Lu (The Joy Luck Club, The Last Emperor), Sewing Woman reveals an inner strength which guides a journey through oppressive Chinese customs, U.S. immigration policies, family separation, and the conflicts of assimilation in America. SEWING WOMAN's story is interwoven with rare footage shot in rural villages of China and in factories of San Francisco Chinatown, treasured home movies, and intimate family photographs.","[u'Lu, Lisa', u'Dong, Arthur E.', u'Dong, Lorraine']","[u'United States', u'San Francisco', u'China']","[u'arranged marriage', u'life', u'villages', u'family', u'chinese', u'series', u'sewing', u'modern', u'immigration', u'class', u'stateswomen', u'marriage', u'home', u'china', u'joy', u'factories', u'working class', u'monologue']","[u'Short films', u'Biographical films', u'Documentary films']" "asp3235586-marc","stream","","Brisbane","","21 min","[u'Life in Australia']","Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the Queensland capital of Brisbane in the mid 1960s.","[u'Thompson, Eric', u'Parker, Robert']","[u'Brisbane', u'Australia']","[u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2791360-whiv","stream","","Turn-of-the-century America","","14 min","[u'Witness to history']","The exciting, dramatic changes that took place in the first twenty years of the new century. See immigrants at Ellis Island and scenes of Henry Ford inventing the 'horseless carriage'.","[u'Green, Susan Eikov']","[u'United States']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100044416","stream","","The Geography of Hope :The West, a Film by Stephen Ives","1996","84 min.","[u'The West: A Film by Stephen Ives']","Many Americans who set out to change the West found the West changed them instead. This program explores a broad panorama of western experiences: those of Great Plains homesteaders and farmers, Chinese immigrants and Hispanic townspeople in California, Mormons in Utah, Buffalo Bill Cody, cowboys during the fall of the great ranching boom, African-American sharecroppers seeking a ""promised land,"" and Native Americans on the reservations.","","[u'China']","[u'immigrants', u'chinese', u'cowboys']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp3161436-pbsv","stream","","Whose land is this?","","25 min","[u'Freedom :a history of US.Episode']","The nation seethes with racial conflict as immigrants increasingly become targets of prejudice, and as settlers and soldiers massacre Western Indians and force them onto reservations. As European freedom-seekers continue to pour into America through Ellis Island, the Supreme Court finally rules that non-citizens are due equal protection under the law.","[u'Kunhardt, Peter W.', u'Hakim, Joy', u'Steiner, Nancy', u'Kunhardt, Philip B.', u'Couric, Katie']","","[u'soldiers', u'immigrants', u'history']","[u'Documentary television programs']" "asp1680036-vand","stream","","The hidden daughters (de skjulte dotre)","2004","58 min","[u'VAST: academic video online']","They are born and brought up in Europe. Their daily lives are influenced by European culture and they are European citizens. But they are also daughters of immigrants from south and east. Every day they have to fight to find the balance between two extremely different cultures.Thousands of these girls are sent back to the native land of their parents to be ""re-educated"" in the cultural norms and traditions of those countries. For many of the girls, generational conflicts then turn into regular culture wars within the family and the daughters may disappear for several years or forever.","[u'Jensen, Steen', u'Korsgaard, Mette']","","[u'culture', u'immigrants', u'girls', u'family', u'parents']","[u'Documentary']" "asp2860104-ahiv","stream","","November 22 2014","","4 minutes","[u'Your Weekly Address']","In this week's address, the President lays out the steps he took this past week to fix our broken immigration system. Enacted within his legal authority, the President's plan focuses on cracking down on illegal immigration at the border; deporting felons, not families; and accountability through criminal background checks and taxes.","[u'Obama, Barack']","[u'United States']","[u'presidents', u'criminal', u'families', u'immigration', u'authority']","[u'Filmed speeches']" "asp3235664-marc","stream","","Sydney","","21 min","[u'Life in Australia']","Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this series visits state capitals and regional centres around the nation to promote an idyllic picture of life in Australia.","[u'Scully, Joe', u'Thompson, Eric']","[u'Australia']","[u'series', u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp3819181-marc","stream","","OUTspoken. Safe country Season 1, episode 6,","","53 minutes","[u'OUTspoken']","Safe Country tells the story of three queer-identified refugees starting new lives in Vancouver.","[u'Webb, Philip', u'Easton, Rob']","[u'United States', u'Canada', u'Vancouver', u'Easton']","[u'refugees', u'immigration']","[u'Documentary television programs']" "asp1646882-flon","stream","","Living in America :a hundred years of Ybor City","1989","54 min","","This film celebrates the long and rich tradition of Latin culture in this country in its vivid portrayal of Ybor City, Florida. This multicultural community was founded in the 1880s, when Cuban, Spanish and Italian immigrants arrived to work in the thriving cigar factories. It flourished until World War II when the effects of assimilation, urban renewal and the decline in the cigar industry led to its demise. The film captures the colors, rhythms, and texture of this close-knit, ethnic enclave. Here people played dominoes over a cup of cafe con leche, socialized at the dance clubs, and took pride in a perfect, hand-rolled cigar. Although they experienced hard times and discrimination, they always had a protective community to fall back on.","[u'Jamison, Gayla']","[u'Cuba', u'Italy', u'Spain', u'Uruguay']","[u'urban renewal', u'dance', u'immigrants', u'culture', u'world war', u'war']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1114113-114114","stream","","Hanging for Django","","93 min","","In this spaghetti western, an evangelical bounty hunter teams up with another to bring an outlaw gang that has been sneaking illegal immigrants over the border to sell as slaves to justice.","","","[u'immigrants', u'slaves']","[u'Feature Films']" "fod100052871","stream","","Shanghai Jews :Refuge from Hitler's Germany","2004","26 min.","[u'China from Within']","Jews wishing to escape persecution in Nazi Germany had limited choices as to where they might relocate. One city that would accept immigrants without a visa was Shanghai, where nearly 20,000 refugees eventually fled. Arriving there with nothing, most spent a hard, hungry, disease-ridden time in camps acclimating to their new environment, but the Jewish district in Shanghai eventually grew into a cosmopolitan center replete with Western-style bakeries, cafes, and newspapers. This program uses rare footage and primary documents to provide a history of Shanghai's Jewish community, with a focus on Jacob, one of the few refugees who stayed on after the war.","","[u'Shanghai', u'China']","[u'immigrants', u'refugees', u'jews', u'history']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100071432","stream","","The Age of the City :INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications (Firm)","","26 min., 40 sec.","[u'The Unfinished Nation']","During the late 1800s and early 1900s, cities became magnets that drew people and ideas and created new lifestyles. Examine how city life evolved as immigrants and migrants moved to city centers to find work, but also found crowded, unhealthy conditions.","","","[u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Internet videos']" "asp3235686-marc","stream","","Wagga Wagga","","23 min","[u'Life in Australia']","Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this series visits state capitals and regional centres around the nation to promote an idyllic picture of life in Australia.","[u'Thompson, Eric', u'Small, Rhonda']","[u'Australia']","[u'series', u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100054413","stream","","The Iranian Americans","2012","71 min.","","This film chronicles the under-reported history of a group of immigrants finding refuge, overcoming adversity and ultimately creating new lives in the United States. With Iran often in the news, many Americans have little knowledge of the story of hundreds of thousands of Iranians who live in U.S.","","[u'United States']","[u'immigrants', u'history']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp3401973-marc","stream","","Road to the White House.Part 2","","50 min","[u'Road to the White House']","The Road to the White House tells the story of how Irish immigrants to the United States rose from impoverished, despised, disorganized outsiders to elect John F. Kennedy as the country's first (and so far, only) non-Protestant, non-Anglo Saxon president. The series, filmed in both Ireland and America, follows the rise of Irish-American political machines in cities like New York, Boston, Kansas City and Chicago and features contributions from Pulitzer Prize winning authors such as Robert Caro and Jack Beatty.

The three-part series tell the story of six unique and powerful Irish-American politicians whose ancestors all came to America as impoverished Irish immigrants. The Irish, by the very process of coming to America, changed the country. They were the first immigrant group in the US who seized upon politics as a means of making a living and they left a permanent mark on the American political landscape which stills resonates today. The series opens in New York in the mid 1800s with the story of Richard 'Boss' Croker, it continues in New York with the story of Alfred E. Smith. The series also covers the Kansas Machine with the story of 'Boss' Tom Pendergast before moving on to Boston with James Michael Curley, to Chicago with the Major Richard J. Daley Story and ending with the John F. Kennedy election victory.","[u'Keane, Datha\xed', u'Pendergast, Tom', u'Seoighe, Eileen', u'Curley, James Michael', u'Wall, Steve', u'Seoighe, Br\xedd']","[u'Chicago', u'Boston', u'Kansas City', u'United States', u'New York', u'Ireland']","[u'series', u'immigrants', u'american', u'united states', u'politicians', u'authors', u'politics']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1306030-306031","stream","","Forbidden","","83 min","","This film is about an inspiring young man whose story is exceptional, although not unique. When Moises Serrano was just a baby, his parents risked everything to flee Mexico in search of the American dream. Forbidden to live and love as an undocumented gay man in the country he calls home, Serrano saw only one option: to fight for justice. Serrano is like the thousands of other young people growing up in the United States with steadfast dreams but all the cards stacked against them. The film chronicles Serrano's work as an activist traveling across his home state of North Carolina as a voice for his community, all while trying to forge a path for his own future. In the fall of 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump is preaching damaging rhetoric towards immigrants and in North Carolina progress is unraveling as discriminatory laws continue to oppress the LGBTQ community. FORBIDDEN humanizes the issues and demonstrates how a loving family has the power to defeat prejudice. This is a story about love conquering hate.","","[u'United States', u'Mexico']","[u'love', u'family', u'immigrants', u'united states', u'american', u'parents', u'preaching', u'dreams']","[u'Documentary films', u'Race and Class Studies']" "asp2774913-cbsv","stream","","American identities for sale","2005","16 min","[u'60 minutes']","A black market has developed that sells IDs to illegal immigrants hoping to work in the United States. Bob Simon reports.","[u'Simon, Bob', u'Krantz, Wendy', u'Mihailovich, Draggan']","[u'United States']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Television news programs']" "asp2281140-vast","stream","","Strangers at the door","1977","29 min","","It had been a hard journey for immigrants Jan Laluckey and his family. But on arrival in Quebec, the New World, all their hopes for a new and better life were dampened when immigration officials refused to allow Kasia, Jan's daughter, to remain. During a routine medical examination it was found that Kasia had contracted an infectious eye disease. In the end she was separated from her family and sent back to Europe alone.","[u'Samuels, Maxine', u'Howe, John']","[u'Canada']","[u'europe', u'life', u'immigrants', u'eye', u'family']","[u'Nonfiction films']" "fod1000142868","stream","","Borderland: Episode 1 ","","49 min 41 sec","[u'Borderland']","Gathered at the Pima County Morgue, in Arizona and tasked by the medical examiner Dr. Greg Hess, six American volunteers set out to retrace the footsteps of three migrants who died while crossing the border from Mexico. The six American's embark on an arduous and often heart-breaking journey to Guatemala, El Salvador and Chiapas, southern Mexico, but only after they first explore illegal immigration on the US side of the border. They join a local Arizona sheriff in Cochise County, visit ranchers furious that Mexican cartels now smuggle people and drugs across their land and finally the group camps out in the Sonoran desert with humanitarian aid group No More Deaths. Confronted with two sides of the story, the six Americans start to realize that the world of immigration may not be as black and white as they originally thought it was...","","[u'El Salvador', u'United States', u'Guatemala', u'Mexico']","[u'cartels', u'mexican', u'drugs', u'immigration', u'american', u'americans', u'camps', u'desert', u'volunteers']","" "fod100118355","stream","","Days of Hope","","1 hr., 12 min., 51 sec.","","Three immigrant stories interlace to offer a portrait of the brave souls who leave Africa for Europe but who always stay connected with home. We rarely see immigrants on the move as humans. Do they have lives separate from the process of immigration? But in fact in a globalized, connected world immigrants are as we are. As the narrative unfolds we learn that each of the 3 characters has motivations very similar to those that drive us all.","","","[u'europe', u'immigrants']","[u'Internet videos']" "kan1115935-115936","stream","","Saudade (Nostalgia)","","57 min","","Saudade (nostalgia) provides a sensitive and perceptive portrait of the human dimension of immigration. Placed against a background of local history, this video highlights how Portuguese immigrants have recreated their homeland's past in their everyday life in New Bedford, Massachusetts during much of this century.","[u'Cordeiro, Francelina', u'Fernandes, Manny', u""O'Neill, Peter"", u'Majoros, Michael', u'Carvalho, Maria Jos\xe9', u'Sousa, Basilio', u'Sousa, Frank F.', u'Vieira, Joe', u'Feldman-Bianco, Bela', u'Pinho, Manuel', u'Do Carmo Pereira, Maria']","[u'United States', u'New Bedford', u'Portugal']","[u'life', u'immigrants']","" "fod100047030","stream","","Part I :Salvadorian Immigrants in the US, 1985","1985","2 min.","[u'The WPA Film Library']","Report on Salvadorian immigrants in Hotel industry","","","[u'immigrants']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100070942","stream","","1924 Immigration Act, The (Part One) ","","1 min 3 sec","[u'Luminaries']","Professor of American studies and history Matthew Frye Jacobson talks about the inspiration Hitler and other prominent Nazis took from American science and the 1924 Immigration Act. ""Hitler saw that law as a real inspiration for the way the state could make use of scientific findings and could kind of engineer society along racial lines,"" Professor Jacobson explains.","","[u'United States']","[u'science', u'immigration', u'society', u'american', u'history', u'law', u'nazis', u'inspiration']","" "fod100031328","stream","","No turning back","2003","88 min.","[u'Becoming American: The Chinese Experience']","The new immigration laws of 1965 were a turning point for the Chinese in America and allowed a new wave of immigrants to enter the country. Chinese American life has flourished in the years since. Narrated by Bill Moyers, this program presents intimate portraits of the new Chinese Americans who face a struggle common to so many immigrants: to reconcile some losses of their old culture in order to embrace their adopted American one.","[u'Moyers, Bill D']","[u'United States', u'China']","[u'life', u'chinese', u'chinese americans', u'immigrants', u'culture', u'american']","[u'Educational films']" "fod1000143629","stream","","Clinica De Migrantes ","","40 min 14 sec","","Filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin (HBO's Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer) shines a well-deserved light on Puentes de Salud, a health-care clinic serving a population that all-too-easily slips through the cracks: undocumented immigrants. Clínica de Migrantes counters the often dehumanizing and highly politicized rhetoric surrounding America's immigrant population, providing a compassionate profile of patients at Puentes, many of whom have left their families behind to come to America and perform physically exhausting labor for meager wages. Poverty-stricken and without medical insurance, the patients at Puentes often have nowhere else to turn for medical care. In addition to the patients, the film follows the tireless clinic staffers who treat around ten thousand patients each year with limited space and even less funding. As it plans a larger facility to accommodate its rapidly increasing demand, Puentes' executive director Dr. Steve Larson and his team must find a way to keep their practice running in spite of obstacles at every turn. Highlighting the admirable doctors, their patients and the bonds built between them, this inspirational, thought-provoking film forces us to consider whether America can continue to keep basic necessities from the estimated eleven million undocumented immigrants living within its borders.","","","[u'rhetoric', u'families', u'bonds', u'addition', u'light', u'immigrants', u'space', u'labor', u'running', u'patients', u'cost', u'filmmaker', u'population']","" "kan1161002-161003","stream","","Inner Borderlines: Visions of America Through the Eyes of Alejandro Morales","","74 min","","Inner Borderlines is the image that guides this documentary and represents the idea of multiculturalism. So we follow the writer and professor Alejandro Morales, in his journey around Southern California as he tries to understand many issues concerning the Latino population in California and the U.S. society. It deals with ideas such as the first immigrants to California; The Californios and how California was taken over by Anglo-Americans; how the city of Irvine came to be; the heart of Orange County: Santa Ana; what a Barrio is; what white flight means; Simons town: a city that built Los Angeles; being a Chicano writer.","[u'Mancha, Luis']","[u'Santa Ana', u'United States', u'Los Angeles', u'Irvine']","[u'heart', u'immigrants', u'population']","" "kan1159524-159525","stream","","The Jewish Americans: Part 2","","115 min","[u'The Jewish Americans: A Series by David Grubin']","As Jewish Americans tried to enter the mainstream of American life, they were frustrated by anti-Semitism even as they developed their own resources, often succeeding in businesses on the margins of American life. Irving Berlin, an immigrant from Russia, began writing tunes just as Tin Pan Alley was taking off, transforming himself into one of America's greatest songwriters with iconic songs such as White Christmas and God Bless America. But in 1918, the year God Bless America was composed, America was closing its doors to foreigners and anti-Semitism was on the rise. Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice, faced anti-Semitism in his confirmation hearings and then on the court itself. Leo Frank, a Jewish American living in Atlanta, was unjustly convicted by a Georgia court of murdering a 13-year-old girl and lynched. Henry Ford, one of the most powerful men in the country, published strident attacks on Jewish Americans. America's elite colleges and universities limited the number of Jewish students they would admit. Facing a wave of worldwide anti-Semitism and shut out from much of American life, Jewish Americans developed a parallel universe all their own - establishing Jewish fraternities and sororities, summer camps and community centers, hospitals and schools, neighborhoods and vacation resorts - and venturing into new businesses. The Catskills resorts provided an opportunity for Jewish comedians such as Sid Caesar to hone their skills, which they would use one day to reach Americans throughout the country. In the 1920s, Jewish immigrants came to dominate Hollywood, creating the Hollywood studio system and enacting their version of the American dream. Jewish Americans found opportunities in radio, too, with shows such as The Goldbergs, created by Gertrude Berg, which appealed to Americans all over the country, Jews and gentiles alike. For Jewish Americans, the Depression in the 1930s was a dual misery. Not only did tens of thousands face unemployment, other Americans - from Father Coughlin to Charles Lindbergh - blamed them for the country's problems while Jewish Americans struggled desperately to rescue Jews from fascism in Europe. The Best of Times, The Worst of Times also describes the Jewish response to Hitler and the Holocaust, focusing on the relationship between Jewish leaders - in particular Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr. - and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It details the reaction of Jewish Americans to the stories of the death camps that emerged after the war. Nearly all of European Jewry had been destroyed, and American Jews suddenly found themselves the largest and most powerful Jewish community in the world.","[u'Grubin, David']","[u'United States', u'Hollywood', u'Atlanta', u'Russia']","[u'death', u'jews', u'students', u'immigrants', u'comedians', u'writing', u'american', u'men', u'hospitals', u'christmas', u'songs']","" "asp2389556-busv","stream","","Are valuations for tech startups too high?","2013","3 min..","[u'Business education in video']","Shervin Pishevar, managing director at Menlo Ventures, talks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang about immigration reform and the valuation of startups. They speak on Bloomberg Television's Bloomberg West.","[u'Chang, Emily']","","[u'valuation', u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "fod100003373","stream","","City of the big shoulders","1976","52 min.","[u'Destination America']","Polish immigrants were the driving force behind Chicago's remarkable industrial growth. But they never achieved political cohesiveness, and while a million Poles now live in Chicago, their political power is not commensurate with the number of votes they cast.","","[u'United States', u'Chicago']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Educational films']" "fod100049756","stream","","Goin' to Chicago","1994","70 min.","","The movement of African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North is one of the most momentous yet least heralded sagas of American history. This award-winning documentary tells the story of the mid-century black migration through the testimony of some Mississippi Delta natives who relocated to Chicago during this era. A steelworker, newspaper editor, blues musician, and others recall the trip up Highway 61 in search of good factory jobs, and the vibrant city-within-a-city of thriving black businesses that they found. But just as the American Dream was achieved, steel mills and stockyards closed, leaving newer immigrants trapped in decaying public housing projects and inner-city despair.","","[u'United States', u'Chicago']","[u'housing', u'immigrants', u'african americans', u'american']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp1650446-flon","stream","Matthews, Aaron","My American girls :a Dominican story","2001","63 min","","This is a vivid portrayal of a year in the life of the Ortiz family -- hard working Dominican immigrants who live frugally in Brooklyn and dream of retiring one day in their native country. Their American-born daughters have different ideas and aspirations. These bittersweet contradictions form the core of the film as we watch the family sort out the rewards and the costs of pursuing the American dream.Sandra, the mother, grew up in the Dominican Republic, with 14 brothers and sisters, where there was no electricity or running water. She came to Brooklyn in 1975, all alone, seeking better work and pay. She and her husband, Bautista, hold two jobs each as hospital cleaners. Despite their long hours and relatively low pay, they provide their children with a comfortable lifestyle and the advantages of an American education.Their daughters represent the next generation of immigrants. Their eldest Monica (21), is an achiever who attends an ivy league college. She has an American boyfriend and has separated herself from the Dominican community , although she maintains close family ties. Aida (16) is a typical middle child, finding her way between the world of the streets and the ambitions of her parents. The youngest daughter Mayra (14) is a self proclaimed ""ghetto"" kid. She is failing in school and mainly wants to hang out with her friends. Sandra struggles to do right by each of them. Sandra s five-story house is filled with members of the extended family, grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins and attendant infants. Sandra realizes the irony that fulfilling her retirement dream will mean leaving her family once again. My American Girls captures the immigrant experience at the beginning of the 21st century.","","[u'United States', u'Dominican Republic', u'Brooklyn']","[u'life', u'brothers', u'family', u'electricity', u'self', u'immigrants', u'girls', u'american', u'children']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2373614-busv","stream","","Is border fight over immigration or drug traffic?","2013","5 min","[u'Business education in video']","Rebecca Tallent, director of immigration policy at Bipartisan Policy Center, talks with Betty Liu about the issues behind immigration reform and whether it is more important to control immigrants or drugs crossing the border. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's 'In The Loop.'","[u'Liu, Betty']","","[u'drugs', u'immigrants']","[u'Television news programs']" "asp2856409-cbsv","stream","","Welcome to Hazleton","","12 minutes","[u'60 minutes']","Steve Kroft reports on one Pennsylvania mayor's controversial plan to deal with illegal immigration.","[u'Klein, Janet', u'Kroft, Steve']","[u'Hazleton (Pa.)']","[u'mayors', u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "fod100070932","stream","","Woodrow Wilson, Immigration and Minorities ","","1 min 50 sec","[u'Luminaries']","Professor of history Gary Gerstle explains that Woodrow Wilson's views on immigrants and assimilation were very similar to those of Theodore Roosevelt. But while Roosevelt was very conflicted about minority rights, Wilson was much more set in his racial attitudes. ""One of Wilson's first acts when he became president,"" Professor Gerstle says, ""was to re-segregate Washington, to impose the Jim Crow doctrine, 'separate but equal,' on the city of Washington...""","","[u'United States', u'Wilson', u'Washington', u'Roosevelt']","[u'minorities', u'immigrants', u'immigration', u'history']","" "asp2374525-busv","stream","","Zuckerberg asked me to help FWD.us :Palihapitiya","2013","5 min..","[u'Business education in video']","FWD.us Co-Founder Chamath Palihapitiya discusses immigration reform with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's Bloomberg West.","","","[u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "asp1645987-busv","stream","Zúniga, Joaquín.drt","Sun and shadows :the downside of tourism in Central America","2009","34 min","[u'Global business and economics in video']","Tourism has traditionally been presented as a factor of modernization and economic growth for poor nations. But tourism is often developed at the expense of indigenous populations and this is a growing problem all over the world. This film looks at this issue in five countries: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Honduras. In Nicaragua several developers of luxurious hotels on beachfront property purchased four kilometers of land but are actually using over sixty kilometers. The local community is protesting but the national government is actively encouraging developers from abroad to build on the unpurchased land. Small farmers in Costa Rica complain that new resorts being built are environmentally unsound and using up the scarce water supply. The Dominican Republic has beachfront property that is being developed to resemble Cancun, Mexico. Many of the workers hired are Haitian immigrants who will work for lower wages than the Dominicans. People from this area sold their land cheaply and have now been forced into poverty. In Cancun, hotel workers are given 28-day contracts and no benefits; income from these lucrative resorts has not trickled down to the workers. Prof. Celina Izquierdo, Universidad del Caribe, Mexico, says that two distinct styles of life have developed there, that of the tourists and that of the locals. The local people have no economic opportunity and are losing their cultural identity to the encroachment of large international hotels.","","[u'Honduras', u'Mexico', u'Costa Rica', u'Dominican Republic', u'Nicaragua', u'Haiti']","[u'poor', u'life', u'farmers', u'immigrants', u'water', u'cultural identity', u'wages', u'tourism', u'hotels']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2542136-vast","stream","","Island of Secret Memories","1988","20 min","","This documentary, directed by Loni Ding, is about Chinese immigrants detained at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco.","[u'Angel Island Immigration Station', u'Ding, Loni']","[u'United States', u'San Francisco', u'China']","[u'immigrants', u'chinese']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2393324-busv","stream","","Immigration is key to St. Louis' growth :Dooley","2013","5 min..","[u'Business education in video']","St. Louis County executive Charlie Dooley discusses the city's immigration push with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television's 'Bottom Line.'","[u'Crumpton, Mark']","","[u'growth', u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "fod100047032","stream","","Illegal Immigration in the US, 1985","1985","3 min.","[u'The WPA Film Library']","Discussion of Illegal immigration. Includes shots of INS capturing illegals.","","[u'United States']","[u'discussion', u'immigration']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films']" "fod1000133164","stream","","""Alien Invaders"": Jewish Figures in Deronda's Britain ","","45 min 1 sec","[u'Ruth Wisse Teaches Daniel Deronda']","In the third part of an eight part lecture series on ""Daniel Deronda,"" Professor Ruth Wisse analyzes Julian Klesmer and Mirah Lapidoth in terms of their contributions to Jewish emancipation. An expert on Yiddish and Jewish literature and winner of the National Humanities Medal, Wisse discusses how Jewish people were seen as a threat in Victorian England, from both poor immigrants and from influential families. Part of a new caste system placing artists above aristocrats, Klesmer exposes and foils anti-Jewish prejudice in British society. His willingness to assimilate by marrying a Gentile contrasts Mirah's strong familial, ethnic, and religious identity. Mirah's character raises the challenge of Jewish national autonomy and highlights the issue of maintaining separateness.","","[u'Great Britain', u'Ireland']","[u'poor', u'autonomy', u'literature', u'humanities', u'series', u'immigrants', u'character', u'jewish people', u'british', u'prejudice', u'artists', u'caste']","" "asp1641255-blsv","stream","Kramer, Karen(Karen Susan)","Celebration","1992","30 min","[u'Black studies in video']","This joyous, upbeat film explodes with the color, music, and pride of Carnival in America's largest Caribbean community. Modeled after the one held ""back home"" in the islands, this has become an annual event in New York, bringing together Caribbean immigrants from virtually every island in the West Indies. It is filled with striking visual displays of costumed performers, infectious calypso music, steel bands, a mosaic of tropical food, and rocking and jumping crowds. But the film shows more than simply the Caribbean capacity for celebration. It captures the thoughts and feelings of expatriate West Indians, as they are interviewed during preparations leading up to the Carnival. As we go behind the scenes to watch the step-by-step making of the elaborate (and enormous) sculpture-like costumes, we learn how the Carnival is a way of maintaining a sense of identity and continuity of cultural tradition.","","[u'United States', u'New York']","[u'immigrants', u'carnival']","[u'Nonfiction films']" "fod100052436","stream","","What Is an American? :The American Future","2008","51 min.","[u'The American Future: A History by Simon Schama']","Who should be allowed to enter the United States and call themselves an American has always been one of the nation's most divisive issues - and it continues to be so during the 2008 presidential election. In this program, Simon Schama looks at the bitter conflict over immigration, tracing its roots to the founding of America. The early settlers were themselves immigrants but they saw America as fundamentally a white and Protestant nation. Schama examines the key events that challenged this view: the annexation of parts of Mexico in 1848, the immigration and subsequent expulsion of the Chinese in the late 19th century, and the massive emigration from Eastern Europe during the 1920s.","[u'Schama, Simon']","[u'United States', u'China', u'Mexico']","[u'united states', u'europe', u'american', u'immigrants', u'chinese']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp1748373-lawv","stream","","Divide and conquer","2009","45 min","[u'Gangland']","Part of a series that looks at the history behind America's most important gangs, using rare footage and exclusive interviews of gang members. ""The Latin Kings were formed in the windy city - Chicago. They are the largest and most brutal Latino gang in the country. They are also among the most organized, with a strict code of conduct, outlined in the gang's constitution. Their roots trace back to the 1940's, when Mexican and Puerto Rican immigrants settled in the Chicago area. Today, the Kings remain a dominant force on the streets of Chicago and have spread to other major cities across the United States. Their leader has successfully run the gang, through gangland wars and expanding drug empires, from behind bars for nearly four decades, prompting authorities to launch the biggest offensive against the Latin King organization - Operation Broken Crown, the results of which are yet to seen.""--History Channel website.","","[u'United States', u'Mexico', u'Chicago', u'Puerto Rico']","[u'series', u'immigrants', u'history']","[u'Non-fiction television programs']" "asp2131039-ahiv","stream","","Sacco and Vanzetti","2006","94 min","[u'American history in video']","Sacco and Vanzetti brings to life the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. The ordeal of Sacco and Vanzetti came to symbolize the bigotry and intolerance directed at immigrants and dissenters in America. Millions of people around the world protested on their behalf, and now, 80 years later, their story continues to have great resonance, as civil liberties and the rights of immigrants are again under attack. Powerful prison writings (given voice by John Turturro and Tony Shalhoub) and passionate interviews with Howard Zinn, Arlo Guthrie and Studs Terkel are interwoven with artwork, music, and film clips. Through the story of Sacco and Vanzetti, audiences will experience a universal - and very timely - tale of official injustice and human resilience.","[u'Sacco, Nicola', u'Miller, Peter', u'Vanzetti, Bartolomeo', u'Linton, Amy Carey']","[u'United States', u'Boston', u'Italy']","[u'murder', u'immigrants', u'life']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100053145","stream","","Tolerance","1995","26 min.","[u'Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television']","Passed by referendum, California's Proposition 187 prohibits undocumented immigrants from using social services such as health care and education. This law, along with a record number of hate crimes, attacks on civil rights, the escalation of racism, and community conflict created an atmosphere of hopelessness among minorities. This episode examines Los Angeles' attempts to promote tolerance. Also featured are interviews with controversial author and philosopher, Cornel West, and human rights hero and children's conflict resolution educator, Darryl Williams. Williams was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet during Boston's busing crisis in 1979?","","[u'United States', u'Boston', u'Los Angeles']","[u'human rights', u'atmosphere', u'immigrants', u'health']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "kan1136333-136334","stream","","Zivelli! Medicine for the Heart","","","","This little known Les Blank gem is a portrait of the Serbian-American communities of California and Chicago. At the time of the California Gold Rush, the first Serbian immigrants arrived from the rugged Balkan Peninsula to settle in the New World. Against great obstacles, Serbian religion and identity had survived five centuries of Moslem domination under the Turks, and a deep sense of loyalty to ancestral tradition lives on in America today among the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the earliest settlers. Zivelli is a film which brings to the screen all of the vitality of Serbian traditions in a mosaic of folk music, and arts, conviviality, Serbian Orthodox pageantry, and immigrant lore.","[u'Blank, Les']","[u'United States', u'Chicago']","[u'communities', u'religion', u'immigrants', u'gold']","" "fod100058661","stream","","The State of Arizona","2014","90 min.","","This film captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona's headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration. From ground zero of the nation's immigration debate, the film follows Arizona's controversial ""show me your papers"" law through the stories of Arizonans on all sides of this divisive issue. Frustrated with federal inaction and rising border tensions, Arizona lawmakers ignite a national maelstrom by instituting SB 1070. The tough law is designed to make life so harsh for unauthorized immigrants that they will ""self-deport."" Supporters call SB 1070 a common sense law enforcement tool; opponents see it as a dangerous infringement of civil rights.","","","[u'life', u'immigrants', u'law enforcement', u'emotions', u'law']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100093445","stream","","Becoming Americans ","","54 min 19 sec","[u'The Italian Americans']","Written and produced by John Maggio and narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Stanley Tucci, ""The Italian Americans"" explores the evolution of the Italian community, from ""outsiders"" in the late nineteenth viewed with suspicion and mistrust to some of the most prominent leaders of business, politics and the arts today. This film explores racial discrimination faced by immigrants from 1900 to 1930. In public schools, children were taught to reject their Italian identity to assimilate to American culture. Arturo Giovannitti led the largest labor strike of 1912, winning better working conditions and wages. When Italian Americans were marginalized by the Irish Archdiocese, they took to the streets to reinforce their beliefs and culture. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti's execution reinforced negative stereotypes, while Prohibition bred a new kind of organized criminal. Distributed by PBS distribution.","","[u'United States', u'Italy']","[u'anarchists', u'arts', u'streets', u'discrimination', u'immigrants', u'evolution', u'prohibition', u'labor', u'american', u'americans', u'politics', u'italian americans', u'children', u'irish', u'italian']","" "asp3604864-marc","stream","","Caminho de volta","","76 minutes","","This film, directed by Joana Rodrigues, explores the issues of immigration and returning to one's home country after many years.","[u'Rodrigues, Joana']","[u'Brazil']","[u'home', u'immigration']","[u'Feature films', u'Documentary films']" "asp3235574-marc","stream","","Adelaide","","21 min","[u'Life in Australia']","Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the South Australian capital of Adelaide in the mid 1960s.","[u'Jeffrey, James', u'Thompson, Eric']","[u'Australia', u'Adelaide']","[u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp3190419-marc","stream","","Monkey dance (Director's version)","","65 min","","This extraordinary documentary provides an illuminating and richly discussible case study of immigrant acculturation in contemporary America. With keen sensitivity to detail and a sharp eye and ear for nuance, the film explores the lives of three teenagers as they come of age in Lowell, Massachusetts. Children of Cambodian refugees, the three teens inhabit a gritty blue-collar American world that is indelibly colored by their parents' nightmares of the Khmer Rouge. Traditional Cambodian dance links each of them to their parents' culture, but fast cars, hip consumerism, and young romance pull them even harder into American popular culture.Their parents fled the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia in the 1970s, trekking through the jungle to refugee camps in Thailand. In the early 1980s, they resettled in Lowell, a historic New England mill city now home to America's second-largest Cambodian community. For these immigrants, Lowell offered hope of safety and employment and a chance to rebuild some of what was shattered by the Khmer Rouge.But for their children, the city offers a dizzying array of choices -- many of them risky. Deftly interweaving scenes of great poignancy and scenes of engaging drama, ""Monkey Dance"" examines how the three teenagers navigate the confusing landscape of urban American adolescence and ultimately start to make good on their parents' dreams.Linda Sou is a freewheeling 17-year-old who struggles to overcome the shame cast on her family when her older sister was imprisoned for murdering an abusive boyfriend. Linda has been dancing since age three, when her father founded the Angkor Dance Troupe in an attempt to preserve traditional Cambodian culture. Over time, Linda is lured away from the dance troupe by the excitement of fast cars and hot dates. Her wild ways intensify until she and a friend are injured in a serious car accident. A trip to Cambodia with her family to meet her village relatives endows Linda with some perspective on her life and a new awareness of her parents' losses and sacrifices.Samnang Hor, an athletic 16-year-old born in a refugee camp in Thailand, is driven to achieve to make up for his two older brothers, who dropped out of high school because of their involvement with gangs and drugs. Sam works hard, and his mentors encourage him to see education as a way out of the ghetto. On the exciting day he receives his college acceptance letters, he also realizes that getting into school is only part of the challenge -- finding money to pay for it may be even more difficult.Sochenda Uch, a lanky, fashion-conscious 16-year-old, works a series of part-time jobs to pay for the necessities and accessories of teen life -- while his mother worries that he doesn't study enough. Hungry to reinvent himself, Sochenda drops out of Angkor Dance Troupe and becomes a backup dancer in a hip Cambodian-American band. Too many distractions soon take their toll: Sochenda's grades start to slide, leading him to be rejected from all the colleges he applies to. Only after another year-and-a-half of hard work does he begin to understand what success or failure means to himself and his family. Dance -- both traditional and modern -- is ultimately what makes a difference for the three teenagers. The Angkor Dance Troupe to which they belong provides rigor and structure in their lives. Sam performs the troupe's signature piece: the Monkey Dance, a traditional tale about a folk hero figure that has been electrified and transformed by Sam's addition of hip-hop choreography. Cambodian dance provides Linda, Sam, and Sochenda with a unique connection to their parents' culture at a time when many children of immigrants reject their traditional culture as irrelevant to their lives in America. By making the dance their own, the three teenagers forge a link with the past while also finding their way in America.","[u'Mallozzi, Julie']","[u'United States', u'Lowell', u'Cambodia', u'Thailand']","[u'life', u'ear', u'eye', u'gangs', u'success', u'dance', u'money', u'refugee camps', u'immigrants', u'teenagers', u'family', u'culture', u'american', u'genocide', u'series', u'parents', u'education', u'children', u'hip-hop', u'adolescence']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2784538-lava","stream","","El barrio de los judíos","","65 min","[u'America Latina en video: ciencias sociales']","Esta es la historia de hijos y nietos de los primeros inmigrantes judíos que vinieron de países distantes y diferentes entre sí, para se tornaren una comunidad unida y fuerte en Uruguay.;Esta é a história de filhos e netos dos primeiros imigrantes judeus que vieram de vários e distantes países para se tornarem uma comunidade unida e forte no Uruguay.;This is the story of the children and grandchildren of the first group of Jewish immigrants who came from various and distant countries become a strong and tight community in Uruguay.","[u'Charlone, Daniel', u'Fabregas, Gonzalo Rodriguez']","[u'Uruguay']","[u'immigrants', u'children']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp1879825-feat","stream","","Dooman river","2009","88 min","","Writer-director Zhang Lu's fascinating window into a rarely seen corner of rural China revolves around 12-year-old Chang-ho, living with his grandfather and mute sister along the frozen river-border with North Korea. Although fraught with unemployment and other tensions, his community seems sympathetic toward the Korean refugees fleeing famine and misery; Chang-ho even bonds over soccer with one young border-crosser who comes scavenging food for a sibling. But he soon turns on his new friend as suspicions mount against the illegal immigrants and his sister reels from unexpected aggression, provoking a quandary over his loyalties in an exquisitely detailed story of compassion and strife across an uneasy geopolitical border.","[u'Lin, Jin-Long', u'Lee, Jeong Jin', u'Cui, Jian', u'Woo, Hye Kyung', u'Seille, Guillaume de', u'Yin, Lan', u'Zhang, Lu']","[u'North Korea', u'South Korea', u'China']","[u'unemployment', u'food', u'immigrants', u'china', u'bonds', u'soccer', u'refugees']","[u'Fiction films']" "fod100070823","stream","","1924 Immigration Act, The (Part Two) ","","59 sec","[u'Luminaries']","Professor of American studies and history Matthew Frye Jacobson talks about the way politicians used the 1890 Census in order to justify the stipulations of the 1924 Immigration Act and limit the number of ""undesirables"" from Russia and Italy.","","[u'United States', u'Italy', u'Russia']","[u'politicians', u'american', u'immigration', u'history']","" "asp3235698-marc","stream","","Hope against hopeless","","43 min","","The documentary 'Hope against Hopeless' deals with the causes that provoke the refugee ""˜waves' and the trespass of Human Rights. It aims to shed light at the illegal movement of economical immigrants and refugees from Syria to Turkey and later on into Cyprus. Shocking images of immigrants at the borders of Syria and Iraq oscillate between hope and hopelessness. The political position of Turkey, the position of the International Amnesty and the never ending struggle of people striving for a better quality of life are some of the major issues touched by this documentary.","[u'Patsalides, Constantinos', u'Avraam, George']","[u'Turkey', u'Syria', u'Iraq', u'Cyprus']","[u'life', u'immigrants', u'refugees', u'quality of life']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod1000114051","stream","","Immigration Orphans: How US Policy is Hurting American Kids ","","8 min 33 sec","","More than 100,000 American children are affected by parental deportations each year. These deportations can have devastating consequences for children; apart from the emotional and psychological effects of losing a parent, these children often end up in financially perilous situations or are even placed in foster care. Nora Santiago has taken on a personal quest to help over 800 of these kids. Her mission is illustrated against larger questions and controversies over immigration policy. A Reason TV production.","","[u'United States']","[u'american', u'reason', u'children', u'immigration']","" "asp2369751-busv","stream","","I found my dream come true in America :Ulukaya","2013","3 min..","[u'Business education in video']","Hamdi Ulukaya, founder & CEO at Chobani, talks with Alix Steel about the importance of immigration reform and relays his personal story as an immigrant to the United States. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's 'Street Smart.'","[u'Steel, Alix']","[u'United States']","[u'steel', u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "kan1062773-62774","stream","","Becoming American","","30 min 10 sec","[u'Unnatural causes']","Recent Mexican immigrants, although poorer, tend to be healthier than the average American. They have lower rates of death, heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses, despite being less educated, earning less and having the stress of adapting to a new country and a new language. In research circles, this is the Latino paradox. But as they are here longer, their health advantage erodes. After five years or more in the U.S., they are 1.5 times more likely to have high blood pressure and be obese than when they arrived. Within one generation, their health is as poor as other Americans of similar income status. In Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles south of Philadelphia, Mexican immigrants like Amador Bernal now make up a quarter of the town's population. After almost 25 years in the U.S., Amador has never been to a doctor. And he's not alone. Some researchers believe that most immigrants come to the U.S. with a health advantage, even if their native country is poor. That's because people who are able to move to another country must be in good physical and mental health to begin with. Many researchers believe another factor is also at work. ""Immigrants bring to this country aspects of culture, of tradition, of tight family social networks and community social networks that essentially form a shield around them and allow them to withstand the deleterious, negative impacts of American culture,"" says Alameda County (CA) Public Health Director Tony Iton, MD. But that shield has an expiration date. As Dr. William Vega's research with Mexican immigrants in California shows: ""The levels of all major mental disorders increased when we looked at people who had been in the country over 13 years. So you see these protective factors begin to wear down."" One reason is that low wages, working conditions and increased social exclusion tend to break down those protective shields. Isolation is on the rise in the U.S., not just among immigrants. One in four of us say they have no one they can talk to about their problems. And isolation kills. For Amador Bernal and his family, support from extended family and friends has been central to their ability to stay mentally and physically healthy. But more importantly, their health is protected by the union at the mushroom farm where Amador works; by the social service agency that runs a free clinic on the farm premises for workers; and by the community center that keeps the children safe after school and provides them with friends, after-school tutoring, computer access and a path to a better future. Kennett Square is investing in resources that can help all its citizens feel included and connected.","[u'Bernal, Amador', u'Iton, Tony', u'Vega, William']","[u'United States', u'Philadelphia', u'Mexico']","[u'poor', u'heart', u'mental health', u'family', u'public health', u'immigrants', u'research', u'american', u'health', u'blood', u'social service', u'children']","[u'Documentary films, television films', u'Documentary films']" "asp1003084664-ahiv","stream","","New York City ""ghetto"" fish market","1903","3 min","[u'American history in video', u'New York at the turn of the century']","The view, photographed from an elevated camera position, looks down on a very crowded New York City street market. Rows of pushcarts and street vendors' vehicles can be seen. The precise location is difficult to ascertain, but it is certainly on the Lower East Side, probably on or near Hester Street, which at the turn of the century was the center of commerce for New York's Jewish ghetto. Located south of Houston Street and east of the Bowery, the ghetto population was predominantly Russian, but included immigrants from Austria, Germany, Rumania and Turkey. According to a description in a 1901 newspaper, an estimated 1,500 pushcart peddlers were licensed to sell wares (primarily fish) in the vicinity of Hester Street. At one point the film seems to follow three official looking men (one in a uniform) as they walk among the crowd. They may be New York City health inspectors, who apparently monitored the fish vendors closely.;From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: NEW YORK GHETTO FISH-MARKET. A fine panoramic view of this busy market on a Friday morning. Immense throngs of people are seen passing along the stands and making their selections of fish. A great character study.","[u'Smith, James Blair']","[u'Turkey', u'Edison', u'New York City', u'United States', u'Austria', u'New York', u'Germany', u'Russia']","[u'immigrants', u'health', u'men', u'population']","" "kan1116325-116326","stream","","Sotigui Kouyaté, a modern griot","","58 min","","Born in 1936 in Bamako (Mali), Kouyaté belongs to an illustrious family of griots–masters of words who are at once genealogists, historians, masters of ceremonies, advisers, mediators, singers and musicians. He has appeared in some 60 films, including Sia The Dream of the Python directed by his son Dany Kouyate and Names Live Nowhere in which he follows African immigrants in Belgium and tells their story only as a griot could.","[u'Haroun, Mahamet-Saleh']","[u'Belgium', u'Bamako', u'Netherlands', u'Mali']","[u'singers', u'immigrants', u'family']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp3177278-disa","stream","","Ethnic Communities","","23 min","[u'No Limits']","This 2011 episode of No Limits, featuring Migrant Resource Center worker Christian Astorian and Reverend Andy Calder from the Uniting Church, is a discussion on the effects of disability on different ethnic and religious communities in Australia, including immigrants with disabilities.","[u'Meere, Phineas', u'Calder, Andy', u'Kasmawan, Riyana', u'Chainey, Naomi']","[u'Australia']","[u'communities', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary television programs', u'Television interviews']" "kan1116355-116356","stream","","Names live nowhere","","76 min","","In this film whose title is a Senegalese proverb, a griot (story teller) traveling from Dakar to Brussels weaves a tale about African expatriates and offers a candid look at the life of African immigrants in Belgium. With Sotigui Kouyaté - a real life griot - as the story teller.","[u'Loreau, Dominique']","[u'Dakar', u'Belgium', u'Senegal', u'Brussels']","[u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1235094-235095","stream","","The Stranger - Immigrants, Scripture & the American Dream","","42 min","","By highlighting biblical teaching related to immigrants, sharing compelling stories of immigrants who are also evangelical Christians, and addressing some common economic and political misconceptions, The Stranger seeks to mobilize evangelical Christians to respond to immigrants and to immigration policy in ways that are consistent with Biblical principles..","","","[u'teaching', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp3403189-marc","stream","","Bukit orang salah","","21 min","","At various points in its history, tiny St.John's Island, south of Singapore, was where Singapore's colonial founder Sir Stamford Raffles docked his ship upon arrival, a quarantine centre for immigrants and pilgrims returning from Mecca, a penal coloy for political detainees and secret society leaders, and a sleepy holiday resort. Unlike neighbouring islands, however, St. John's was never fully developed. It occupies an in-between space, the vestiges of its history scattered around the land: out-of-bound markers and fencces, deserted paths and dilapidated housing. Its indeterminancy stands in sharp contrast to Singapore, where land use is meticulously planned to fulfil economic and social functions. In this film, St. John's Island - otherwise known as ""buki Orang Salah"" (approximately, ""Hill of Wrong People"" or ""Hill of Misfits""), a nickname coined by the people who were quarantined there - becomes a site of and for reflection, prompting questions about our history, heritage and identity.","","[u'Mecca', u'Saudi Arabia', u'Singapore']","[u'land use', u'immigrants', u'history']","[u'Short films']" "asp2184393-ebap","stream","","Chile :Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, and Valparaiso","","21 min","[u'Exploring the world series']","Three cities provide insight into the culture and history of the South American country of Chile. The first city is Punta Arenas, located on the shores of the Straits of Magellan and the largest city in the region. Translated as ""sandy point,"" the city is also known as ""the city of red roofs"" because of its colorful skyline. It is the southernmost city in South America and reached its golden age between 1850 and 1914 due to its wool and fishing industries. Its imposing cathedral on the central square and its 19th century architecture reflect this boom time, and the memorial statue to Ferdinand Magellan recalls its history. We visit a sheep ranch and a rookery to see the penguins before heading north to Puerto Montt, a fishing center settled by German immigrants in the late 1800s. Situated on a narrow coastal plain with the Andes Mountains in the background, Puerto Montt is a tranquil city with an active fishing economy, and its German heritage is evident in its alpine houses with balconies. It is the gateway to Chile's Lake District, and the active volcano Orsano dominates the area. We visit Orsano National Park and Emerald Lake created by the volcano and then travel north to Valparaiso, the most cosmopolitan city of the three. Once a major stop for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans before the Panama Canal was built, Valparaiso remains an important seaport as well as cultural center for the region. These three cities reflect the beauty, history, and culture of this vast country.","[u'DeBoer, Mieke', u'DeBoer, Jake', u'Boer, Jakob E. de']","[u'Puerto Montt', u'Punta Arenas', u'Valparaiso', u'United States', u'Germany', u'Chile']","[u'travel', u'immigrants', u'ships', u'culture', u'american', u'architecture', u'fishing', u'history']","[u'Travelogues (Television programs)']" "fod100038211","stream","","Immigrants Carry Luggage through Ellis Island ca. 1906","","3 min., 34 sec.","","Upon arriving at Ellis Island in New York City, European immigrants were given a short medical examination and briefly interviewed by an immigration official. The relatively open immigration policy of the United States encouraged Europeans to travel to the country, where they formed part of a growing labor force.","","[u'United States', u'New York City']","[u'united states', u'travel', u'immigrants', u'labor']","[u'Newsreels', u'Internet videos']" "asp2812733-ebap","stream","","Moving to the city","","28 min","[u'Transforming America :U. S. history since 1877']","Moving to the City depicts millions of immigrants moving to the city in the decades following Reconstruction. Examines the living and social conditions of the huddles masses.","[u'Dyer, Julia']","[u'United States']","[u'social conditions', u'immigrants', u'history']","[u'Educational films']" "fod1000145618","stream","","The Gold Rush","","26 min 0 sec","[u'Butterfly Effect (Season 2)']","January 24, 1848. Coloma, California. In a saw mill belonging to Swiss pioneer John Sutter, James W. Marshall, a carpenter, finds pieces of shining metal in the stream next to the saw mill: it's gold! Marshall shares his discovery with his boss, who decides to keep this news secret—a secret the two men are unable to keep. The news spreads like wildfire and is confirmed by a number of newspapers in March 1848. It's the start of an unprecedented gold rush. Waves of immigrants from all over the world arrive in California, raising the population from 15,000 to several hundred thousand. The Indians are driven out, expropriated and decimated by disease. The first transcontinental railroad is built, and a Californian constitution is soon passed. Criminality also explodes: this is the beginning of the myth of the ""Wild West"" and its infamous outlaws. The Gold Rush will end several years later, but California and the American mentality will be changed by it forever.","","[u'United States', u'Marshall', u'Great Britain', u'March', u'Swaziland']","[u'men', u'constitution', u'gold', u'newspapers', u'immigrants', u'first transcontinental railroad', u'gold rush', u'american', u'the gold rush', u'waves', u'swiss', u'indians', u'beginning', u'population']","" "asp3235610-marc","stream","","Melbourne","","19 min","[u'Life in Australia']","Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the Victorian capital of Melbourne in the mid 1960s.","[u'White, Douglas', u'Thompson, Eric']","[u'United States', u'Melbourne']","[u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100038107","stream","","Salvadoran Immigrant Discusses Coming to the United States ca. 1985","","1 min., 9 sec.","","By the end of the 1980s, political instability in El Salvador had forced nearly 500,000 Salvadorans to flee to the United States. Although the United States generally supported Salvadoran president Jose Napoleon Duarte, the two countries disagreed over immigration reform. In 1987, the U.S. government tightened immigration controls, calling for the deportation of illegal immigrants who had entered the country since 1982. This would have overloaded the Salvadoran infrastructure and would have also greatly decreased the amount of money coming into the country from family members abroad. Congress, however, considered making exceptions for Nicaraguan and Salvadoran immigrants.","","[u'El Salvador', u'United States', u'Nicaragua']","[u'united states', u'money', u'immigrants', u'family']","[u'Newsreels', u'Internet videos']" "fod100038210","stream","","Immigrants Arrive at Ellis Island ca. 1903","","2 min., 28 sec.","","Between 1892 and 1954, more than 12 million European immigrants were processed through New York City's Ellis Island. The surge in immigration to the United States during that time led to widespread political and cultural changes. Many cities on the eastern seaboard had predominately immigrant populations, and many newly arrived Americans formed groups to help gain a foothold into the political system.","","[u'United States', u'New York City']","[u'united states', u'immigrants']","[u'Newsreels', u'Internet videos']" "kan1062771-62772","stream","","When the bough breaks","","30 min 30 sec","[u'Unnatural causes']","The number of infants who die before their first birthday is much higher in the U.S. than in other countries. And for African Americans the rate is nearly twice as high as for white Americans. Even well-educated black women have birth outcomes worse than white women who haven't finished high school. Why? We meet Kim Anderson, a successful Atlanta lawyer, executive and mother. When Kim was pregnant with her first child in 1990, she, like so many others, did her best to ensure a healthy baby: she ate right, exercised, abstained from alcohol and smoking and received good prenatal care. Yet two and a half months before her due date, she went into labor unexpectedly. Her newborn weighed less than three pounds. Kim and her husband were devastated. How could this have happened? We know that in general health follows wealth: on average, the higher on the socioeconomic ladder you are, the lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, infant death and preterm deliveries. For highly educated African American women like Kim, the advantages of income and status do make a difference for her health, but there's still something else at play: racism. Neonatologists James Collins and Richard David believe that African American women are at increased risk during pregnancy, not because of something innate to their biology, but because of the cumulative impact of racism they experience over their lifetime - an impact that can outweigh even the benefits of higher social and class status. To demonstrate their theory, Drs. Collins and David showed that African immigrants to the U.S. and U.S.-born white women had similar birth outcomes, yet African American women tended to have babies that weighed significantly less. Moreover, they showed that the results changed over time: outcomes for the African-born group worsened within one generation and became comparable to the African American group. So how does racism get ""under the skin"" and affect pregnancy? Researchers like Michael Lu believe that chronic stress is the culprit: unequal treatment causes anxiety and the release of stress hormones, which over a lifetime of constant activation not only creates wear and tear on the body's organs and systems, but can trigger premature labor. As Dr. Camara Jones of the CDC points out, for most people of colour, racism isn't an occasional problem but a subtle, everyday stressor that is added onto all the other stressors in a person's life. Anthropologist Fleda Jackson, sociologist Mona Phillips and epidemiologist Carol Hogue are working to help us measure and better understand racism's impact. Through focus groups and programs that provide family support, they and others are helping African American women find the resources they need to cope. Yet for all of us, the challenge remains to tackle the harmful conditions that surround and negatively impact African American women and babies in the first place - so that everyone can have a good start for a healthy life.","[u'Phillips, Mona', u'Anderson, Kim', u'David, Richard', u'Lu, Michael', u'Collins, James', u'Jackson, Fleda', u'Hogue, Carol', u'Jones, Camara']","[u'United States', u'Atlanta', u'Panama']","[u'heart', u'death', u'alcohol', u'family', u'immigrants', u'racism', u'labor', u'american', u'anxiety', u'health', u'african american women', u'infants', u'smoking', u'african americans', u'women']","[u'Documentary films, television films', u'Documentary films']" "asp2383795-curv","stream","","Senate speaks","2007","96 min.","[u'How democracy works now']","January, 2006: The House just passed the toughest anti-amnesty, enforcement-only bill in history. Finally the Senate tackles immigration reform, and a markup begins. Millions of people take to the streets, and at last a bi-partisan Kennedy-McCain bill goes to the Senate floor. But leaders in both parties seem to want an election issue, not a bill. Advocates smell a double-cross, and go public with an attack. Public pressure gets the bill back to the floor ...","[u'Camerini, Michael', u'Robertson, Shari']","[u'United States']","[u'streets', u'back', u'immigration', u'pressure', u'smell', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2873739-ahiv","stream","","Multicultural America for students :U.S. immigrants","","18 min","","This video, hosted by David House, explores the impact that immigration has had on U.S. society and culture.","[u'House, David', u'Arsenault, Richard']","[u'United States']","[u'students', u'immigrants']","[u'Educational films']" "kan1109587-109588","stream","","Gringolandia","","54 min","","","[u'Lanson, Dennis', u'Hawkins, Paulina']","[u'United States', u'Mexico']","[u'anthropology', u'travel', u'life', u'immigration']","[u'Documentary']" "kan1095754-95755","stream","","Melting Wok","","29 min","","Mainak Bhaumik's film provides insight into India's often-overlooked Chinese population, examining the thriving Chinatown in Kolkata, Bengal. There, skilled Chinese immigrants have historically established themselves in business - especially tanneries and shoemaking - and created a unique Indo-Chinese cuisine.","[u'Sen, Tansen', u'Das, Samantak', u'Bhaumik, Mainak', u'Chung, Paul S.', u'Seth, Niharika']","[u'Kolkata', u'China', u'India']","[u'immigrants', u'chinese', u'business']","" "asp3295306-marc","stream","","2 perdidos numa noite suja","","100 minutes","","Paco and Tonho are illegal Brazilian immigrants in New York. Shy Tonho dreams of being successful, but misses his family and country. Pursued by Immigration Service and later arrested, he is about to be deported. Paco, a rapper and performer, indifferent to all except her career, dreams of hitting the top ten chart. The film shows the relationship of the couple in love mid hope, difficulties, and misencounters in a beautiful and violent metropolis.","[u'Falc\xe3o, Renato', u'Joffily, Jos\xe9']","[u'Brazil', u'Jos', u'United States', u'New York', u'Ivory Coast', u'Nigeria', u'Man']","[u'love', u'family', u'immigrants', u'immigration', u'brazilian', u'dreams']","[u'Fiction films', u'Feature films']" "fod100043053","stream","","Ellis Island","1997","140 min.","","For some it was the Isle of Hope. For others, it was the Isle of Tears. For half a century, Ellis Island was America's ""golden door,"" where entrance meant a new life and rejection meant a heartbreaking return to hopelessness. In this A&E Special, we meet an ethnically diverse group of immigrants who recall their extraordinary adventures, from the treacherous passage across the sea to the daunting challenge of starting life over in a new and foreign land. Interviews from the Ellis Island Oral History Project reveal what the immigration experience was actually like, while historians address the island administration's sometimes insensitive and overly expedient policies. Rare photos and film footage are also included.","[u'Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.)']","","[u'life', u'immigrants', u'history']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100037175","stream","","Identities :culture and nationality in Europe today","2007","27 min.","[u'Crossroads: Inside the European Union']","What prevents minority communities from joining the European mainstream? Is there an appropriate balance between assimilation and preserving one's cultural heritage? This program wrestles with questions of identity-racial, cultural, and sexual-resulting from the startling new diversity of European society. Depicting daily life in immigrant communities on the Continent and in Great Britain, the film features observations from African, Asian, and Middle Eastern transplants. Each offers his or her personal take on learning a new language, eating unfamiliar foods, adapting to foreign attitudes toward women and gays, and other dilemmas. In addition, European MP Wolf Klinz puts forward his belief that immigrants should be required to learn the language of their adopted country.","[u'Ruiz, Wilson R']","","[u'life', u'immigrants', u'daily life', u'learning', u'communities', u'women']","[u'Educational films']" "asp1630983-flon","stream","Bloch, Sérgio","Donkey without a tail","2006","30 min","","Trash collecting may sound dismal, but in this film, shot in Rio de Janeiro, the people featured are undaunted, and proud of their survival skills. They make their living picking through trash in search of recyclable material and are popularly known as donkeys without a tail. This occupation traces its roots to the job of garrafeiro, or ""bottle collector."" Portuguese immigrants to Brazil made their living pushing wooden carts down the street to collect bottles (thus their nickname bears the allusion to pack animals.) The early immigrants sold only bottles and other containers that could be re-used. Today trash collectors work with a wide variety of materials; plastics, glass, iron, copper, paper, and cardboard. By following the daily route of five of these energetic collectors we come into contact with one aspect of urban life in Brazil.","","[u'Brazil', u'Portugal']","[u'sound', u'life', u'immigrants', u'survival']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100049785","stream","","Made in L.A","2007","70 min.","","In 2001 three of the Latina immigrants working in a Los Angeles garment factory, fed up with its low wages and poor working conditions, began to speak out. Through a groundbreaking class-action lawsuit and consumer boycott, the women established an important legal and moral precedent holding Forever 21, a popular American retailer, liable for the labor conditions under which its products are manufactured. This program tells their story, providing an insider's view into the struggles of recent immigrants and into the organizing process itself: the enthusiasm, discouragement, hard-won victories, and ultimate self-empowerment.","","[u'United States', u'Italy', u'Los Angeles']","[u'poor', u'immigrants', u'labor', u'american', u'wages', u'women']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "kan1123097-123098","stream","","Made in L.A. (Made in LA)","","70 min","","Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. In intimate observational style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman's life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice. Lupe Hernandez, a five-foot tall dynamo who learned survival skills at an early age, has been working in Los Angeles garment factories for over 15 years since she left Mexico City at age 17. Maura Colorado left her three children in the care of relatives in El Salvador while she sought work in L.A. to support them. She found that the low-paid work came with a high price - wretched conditions in the factories and an ""undocumented"" status that deprived her of seeing her children for over eighteen years. María Pineda came to Southern California from Mexico in hopes of a better life at 18, with an equally young husband. Twenty three years later, substandard working conditions, a meager salary and domestic abuse have left her struggling for her children's future and for her own human dignity. These three women, along with other immigrant workers, come together at L.A.'s Garment Worker Center to take a stand for their rights. Against all odds, these seemingly defenseless workers launch a very public challenge (a lawsuit and a boycott) to one of the city's flagship clothiers, calling attention to the dark side of low-wage labor north of the U.S.-Mexico border and revealing the social fault lines of the new globalisation. As seen through the eyes of María, Maura, and Lupe, the workers' struggle for basic economic justice and personal dignity yields hope and growth, but it is also fraught with disappointments and dangers. As the campaign drags on through three long years, meetings at the Garment Worker Center become more contentious and the women undergo dramatic moments of conflict and discouragement. But then the story takes a surprising turn, and the three women find the strength and resources to continue their struggle. For Lupe, Maura and María, the long campaign is a turning point from victimisation to empowerment, and each makes life-changing decisions that they never could have envisioned. Overlooking the city of Hong Kong, where she has traveled after she's hired as an organizer, Lupe reflects on her journey: The more I learn, the lonelier I feel. Ignorance somehow protects you. But then I say, I've come this far, and nothing can take that away from me.","[u'Pineda, Mar\xeda']","[u'Mexico City', u'Italy', u'Mexico', u'El Salvador', u'United States', u'Latina', u'Los Angeles', u'Hong Kong']","[u'life', u'survival', u'immigrants', u'labor', u'factories', u'children', u'women']","[u'Documentary films', u'Television films']" "asp2362394-pbsv","stream","","Lost in detention","2011","55 min","[u'Frontline', u'The PBS Video Collection']","More than one million immigrants have been deported since President Obama took office. Deportations and detentions have reached record levels. The get-tough policy has brought complaints of abuse and harsh treatment. Now viewers can investigate Obama's enforcement strategies and journey into the secretive world of immigrant detention, while getting a penetrating look at who is being detained and what is happening to them.","[u'Hinojosa, Maria', u'U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement', u'Young, Rick']","[u'Japan']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp3235590-marc","stream","","Cairns","","21 min","[u'Life in Australia']","Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the Queensland town of Cairns in the mid 1960s.","[u'Thompson, Eric']","[u'Cairns', u'Australia']","[u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp3295857-marc","stream","","Il sangue verde =The green blood","","58 min","","January 2010, Rosarno, Calabria. Widely publicized immigrant riots exposed the unjust and squalid conditions that thousands of African laborers, exploited by an economy controlled by 'Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia, endure on a daily basis. For a brief moment the immigrants caught the attention of the Italian public, who responded to these protests with fear and violence. In a few hours the immigrants in question were 'evacuated'� from Rosarno and the problem was 'resolved.'� But the faces and the stories of those involved in the riots at Rosarno tell a different story. Revealing these stories and giving them voice is the only way we can return to these memories: memories of those days of violence, memories of a not-so-distant history of rural poverty in Rosarno that is often overlooked.","[u'Segre, Andrea']","[u'Italy']","[u'riots', u'immigrants', u'poverty', u'blood', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100029444","stream","","Angel island :story of Chinese immigration","2000","12 min.","","On Angel Island, the history is written on the walls. From 1910 until 1943, Chinese immigrants to America passed through Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, the Ellis Island of the West. Unlike other groups, the Chinese were legally discriminated against under an 1882 law called the Chinese Exclusion Act. This program looks at how two women-one an artist, the other a documentary filmmaker-are raising funds and awareness to have the old immigration station restored. Slated for destruction, the station was spared in 1970 when a park ranger discovered, beneath layers of paint, poems written by anxious detainees about their fears of deportation.","","[u'China']","[u'immigrants', u'chinese', u'law', u'history']","[u'Educational films']" "kan1122796-122797","stream","","The state of Arizona","","90 min","","The state of Arizona captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona's headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration. From ground zero of the nation's immigration debate, the film follows Arizona's controversial ""show me your papers"" law through the stories of Arizonans on all sides of this divisive issue - from those who wrote it, to those who supported it, to those who dreaded its wrath. Frustrated with federal inaction and rising border tensions, Arizona lawmakers ignite a national maelstrom by instituting SB 1070. The tough law is designed to make life so harsh for unauthorized immigrants that they will ""self-deport."" Supporters call SB 1070 a common sense law enforcement tool; opponents see it as a dangerous infringement of civil rights that would inevitably lead to harassment and racial profiling. The state of Arizona follows the battle over the law as it spills out to the streets, into the ballot box, and goes all the way to the Supreme Court. By the makers of the award-winning Farmingville, The state of Arizona captures the latest chapter in the American experience in which Arizona's clash over immigration galvanizes Latinos across the country to change the nation's political landscape.","[u'Tambini, Catherine', u'Sandoval, Carlos']","[u'United States', u'Farmingville']","[u'life', u'civil rights', u'immigrants', u'law enforcement', u'emotions', u'american', u'harassment', u'law']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1134887-134888","stream","","First Encounters","","","[u'The Migrant Experience']","This program looks at how immigrants have been received upon their arrival in Australia. It explores the expectations, fears and challenges of these new immigrants in first meetings between new and old settlers as well as the migrants' desire to play a bigger part in what was fast becoming a multicultural society. A co-production of Film Australia and the Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Producer: Malcolm Smith (Series Producer) Director: Karl McPhee Writer: Karl McPhee DOP/Cinematographer: John Hosking, Mick Bornemann (Additional Photography) Narrator/Presenter: Peter Gwynne Featured People: Eric Bogle, Tom See Poy, Herbert See Poy, Herbert 'Junior' See Poy, Clare Dunne, Ian Harmstorf, Charles 'Spike' Routley, Carmen Tapiolas, George Kakanis, Ethel Hayton, Arthur Calwell, Fred Daly, Gino Paris, George Kiddle, Reuben Wheeler, Roy Fitzgerald, David Taylor, Brian Luscombe, Dr Egon F Kunz, Tom Stratton, Pauline Justin, Bob Armstrong, Tony Bonnici, Giovanni Sgro, Frank Galbally, Nick Polites, Paula Masselos, Despina Taylor, Maria Petrohilos, Vivi Koutsanadis, Nick Malaxos, Al Grassby","[u'McPhee, Karl']","[u'Australia']","[u'sound', u'play', u'immigrants', u'copyright']","" "fod100007988","stream","","Latin and African Americans :friends or foes?","1996","44 min.","[u'The Hispanic Americans']","Hispanics and African-Americans-from politicians to poets to everyday people-speak candidly about the tensions between their communities. In Los Angeles, Mexican-Americans resent the African-American perception of them as mostly illegal immigrants who are taking their jobs. In Miami, the division between blacks and Hispanics leaves Cubans feeling culturally isolated. In New York, Puerto Ricans and blacks speak frankly about competition for educational and financial resources. Poet Maya Angelou, political activist Al Sharpton, Congressman Herman Badillo, actress Philicia Rashad, and others suggest solutions that emphasize cultural understanding. Hosted by actor Hector Elizondo.","","","[u'poets', u'perception', u'immigrants', u'competition', u'politicians', u'african americans']","[u'Educational films']" "fod100044173","stream","","New York, 1898-1918 :The Power and the People","2003","120 min.","[u'New York: A Documentary Film by Ric Burns']","In this episode of New York: A Documentary Film, filmmaker Ric Burns follows the city into the 20th century in the wake of an extraordinary wave of immigration and the birth of the skyscraper. As New York spilled into the new century, the extraordinary interplay of capitalism, democracy and transformation surged to a climax. During a single generation, over 10 million immigrants arrived in New York. The city itself became an even more dramatic lure with the construction of the first subways and skyscrapers. And arising from the plight of New York's most exploited citizens came landmark legislation that would eventually transform the lives of all Americans.","","[u'United States', u'New York']","[u'immigrants', u'legislation', u'democracy']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp2375385-busv","stream","","Can immigration reform survive Boston attack?","2013","3 min..","[u'Business education in video']","Hudson Institute's Tim Kane, Brooking Institute's Darrell West and Bloomberg Contributing Editor discuss immigration reform in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television's 'Street Smart.'","","","[u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "kan1169031-169032","stream","","In the Shadows: Undocumented Immigration in America","","49 min","","A modern day ""Grapes of Wrath"" in which a family of undocumented immigrants from the jungle in Mexico journey to a dairy farm in the USA in search of a better life and a means to send money home to their struggling families. Along the way they encounter dangerous border crossing conditions and a run -in with immigration authorities. Jario wants to provide a better life for his family, but every family has a black sheep... will this stand in his way? This film explores why the immigration issue has become such a hot button topic..","","[u'India', u'Mexico']","[u'money', u'life', u'immigrants', u'family']","[u'Latin American Studies', u'Educational films']" "fod100058673","stream","","Sanjay Gupta","2012","60 min.","[u'Finding Your Roots']","The three guests in this episode are all children of first- or second-generation immigrants and share the peculiar burdens of that heritage. In an episode that crisscrosses the planet, from India to Korea to Poland, catch a glimpse of three distinct yet oddly overlapping experiences of families leaving their homes and becoming American.","[u'Cho, Margaret', u'Stewart, Martha', u'Gupta, Sanjay']","[u'United States', u'Poland', u'India']","[u'immigrants', u'families', u'children']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100070824","stream","","1924 Immigration Act, The (Part Three) ","","51 sec","[u'Luminaries']","Professor of American studies and history Matthew Frye Jacobson explains that there was significant opposition to the 1924 Immigration Act, but Franz Boas and others who opposed the legislation were not powerful enough to block its passage.","","[u'United States']","[u'american', u'legislation', u'immigration', u'history']","" "kan1289452-289453","stream","","Some Kind Of Funny Porto Rican?","","84 min","","This feature documentary tells the untold tragedy and scandal of what happened to a vibrant community of immigrants from the Cape Verde Islands in the Fox Point section of Providence Rhode Island who were forcibly displaced by urban renewal to make way for coffee shops, antique stores and elegantly restored houses. It is the first in a trilogy of documentaries about Cape Verdean community in the Fox Point section of Providence, Rhode Island.","","[u'United States', u'Cape Verde']","[u'islands', u'immigrants', u'urban renewal']","[u'Documentary films', u'Race and Class Studies']" "fod100008147","stream","","Ties that bind :immigration stories","1996","56 min.","","This program looks at the human drama behind the current debate over U.S. immigration policy. It roams both sides of the Texas-Mexico border, exploring the root causes of why Mexicans immigrate. The role played by transnational corporations and their social and economic impact on both Mexicans and other North Americans is considered. A second segment explores the determination of immigrants and questions why current immigration policies are the most restrictive in years. A third part discusses the strong family values immigrants bring with them as having a positive impact on U.S. culture. Immigrant organizations are examined within the context of the American citizen action tradition.","","[u'United States']","[u'drama', u'corporations', u'american', u'immigrants', u'family']","[u'Educational films']" "fod1000130762","stream","","Dupont Dynasty ","","45 min 21 sec","[u'Empires Of Industry']","DuPonts have influenced affairs of state since the Presidency of Thomas Jefferson. This documentary traces their accomplishments over two hundred years, beginning with Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours' immigration to America. Highlights include: Eleuthere Irenee's construction of a gunpowder business in Delaware's Brandywine region; Lammot's expansion into dynamite production; Pierre Samuel's diversification into other chemical products; and the corporation's contribution to both world wars. Despite internal tensions over the course of its history, Du Pont is now the world's largest chemical company, with 94,000 employees globally.","","[u'United States']","[u'business', u'beginning', u'employees', u'immigration', u'construction', u'gunpowder']","" "fod100043497","stream","","Les Couleurs de France :Immigrants in France","1994","14 min.","[u'The French Experience, Series 1']","Many people from all over the world call France their home. In this program, immigrants talk about where they are originally from, how long they have lived in France, what they like and dislike about life there, and what they miss most from their birth countries. In addition, the video spotlights North Africa through a segment on the importance of couscous in Parisian North African cuisine and a segment on how an Algerian family living in Strasbourg copes with the dynamics of having roots in two very different cultures.","","[u'Strasbourg', u'Algeria', u'France']","[u'dynamics', u'immigrants', u'life', u'family']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "kan1260999-261000","stream","","Ethnicity and American English","","31 min","","America has always been a land of immigrants, and American English has been shaped since its earliest days by contact among immigrants from all over the British Isles and from around the world. Consider how the languages of the many immigrants who poured into America in the 19th and early 20th centuries gave rise to distinctive ethnic dialects of American English, and how they left their mark on American English more generally.","","","[u'american', u'immigrants']","[u'North American Studies', u'Educational films']" "fod100058324","stream","","Don't Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses :A Debate","2011","100 min.","","America has long been a nation of immigrants, built by the labor of millions who came from other lands. As the words on the Statue of Liberty proclaim, ""Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."" But today, the United States is home to millions of undocumented immigrants, and the federal government has been unable to reach a consensus to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Are immigrants taking American jobs, or are they helping our economy? How should the United States deal with border issues and the millions of immigrants living here illegally?","","[u'United States', u'Liberty']","[u'masses', u'immigrants', u'american', u'liberty', u'labor', u'united states', u'federal government']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp1654981-curv","stream","Peterson, Beverly","7l West Broadway, Ground Zero, N.Y","2002","20 min","","Like thousands of New Yorkers who live downtown, the filmmaker Beverly Peterson witnessed close-up the horrific events of 9/11. Her first instinct was to grab her video camera in order to bear witness to the tragedy unfolding. Filming became a way of surviving the following months as she documented what was happening to her community. Beverly and her husband were forced to evacuate their apartment on West Broadway for several weeks. Then the hard work of cleaning up began. Some businesses in the neighborhood had been forced to close, others limped along, helping each other survive. Many were owned by recent immigrants to N.Y.C. who are featured in the film. The community was forced to organize to demand financial assistance from the government for the cleaning and rehabilitation of individual residences and businesses. They are still rebuilding their lives thanks to their strenuous efforts to help themselves and each other.","[u'Peterson, Beverly']","[u'United States']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1109551-109552","stream","","Dollars and Dreams: West Africans in New York /by Jeremy Rocklin","","56 min","","Dollars and Dreams is a documentary film focused on the pursuits and challenges of numerous West African immigrants as they confront the idea of the American Dream and the reality of the New York experience. Including additional perspective from scholars, authors, and community leaders, the film creates a vibrant portrait of African achievement throughout the city, while exploring the complicated issues African immigrants face as they balance their deep connections to Africa and their enthusiastic commitments to America.","[u'Ouedraogo, Abdel Kader', u'Rocklin, Jeremy']","[u'United States', u'New York']","[u'american', u'immigrants', u'dreams']","" "asp1646841-ahiv","stream","Saffa, Joan","Honor bound","1996","55 min","[u'American history in video']","During the Second World War, while America was fighting the Japanese, a unit of second generation Japanese-Americans was fighting bravely on the European front. These sons of Japanese immigrants proved their courage and loyalty on the fiercest battlefields, as they fought to overcome the stigma of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. The 100/442nd Regiment suffered the highest rates casualty and became the most decorated unit in American history. Meanwhile back at home, their families were in desolate internment camps, forced to leave their homes, farms and businesses. This film, made by the daughter of one of the soldiers, tells their story through remembrances and archival footage. With pride the veterans recall how they rescued the"" Lost Battalion"" of 211 Texans about to be annihilated by the enemy. Eight-hundred soldiers were wounded or killed in this operation which the U.S. Army has called one of the top ten battles of all time. The veterans also remember the friendly rivalry between the exuberant Hawaiian-Japanese, who had never faced discrimination, and the reserved American Nisei who had the double burden of fighting prejudice at home as well as the enemy abroad. This heartfelt documentary will be welcomed in programs on multiculturalism, Asian American history, immigration and military history.","[u'United States', u'Hanamura, Wendy']","[u'United States', u'Japan']","[u'families', u'immigrants', u'japanese', u'battles', u'american', u'soldiers', u'veterans']","[u'Nonfiction films', u'Documentary films']" "asp3401975-marc","stream","","Road to the White House.Part 3","","45 min","[u'Road to the White House']","The Road to the White House tells the story of how Irish immigrants to the United States rose from impoverished, despised, disorganized outsiders to elect John F. Kennedy as the country's first (and so far, only) non-Protestant, non-Anglo Saxon president. The series, filmed in both Ireland and America, follows the rise of Irish-American political machines in cities like New York, Boston, Kansas City and Chicago and features contributions from Pulitzer Prize winning authors such as Robert Caro and Jack Beatty.

The three-part series tell the story of six unique and powerful Irish-American politicians whose ancestors all came to America as impoverished Irish immigrants. The Irish, by the very process of coming to America, changed the country. They were the first immigrant group in the US who seized upon politics as a means of making a living and they left a permanent mark on the American political landscape which stills resonates today. The series opens in New York in the mid 1800s with the story of Richard 'Boss' Croker, it continues in New York with the story of Alfred E. Smith. The series also covers the Kansas Machine with the story of 'Boss' Tom Pendergast before moving on to Boston with James Michael Curley, to Chicago with the Major Richard J. Daley Story and ending with the John F. Kennedy election victory.","[u'Keane, Datha\xed', u'Kennedy, John F', u'Daley, Richard J.', u'Seoighe, Eileen', u'Wall, Steve', u'Seoighe, Br\xedd']","[u'Chicago', u'Boston', u'Kansas City', u'United States', u'New York', u'Ireland']","[u'series', u'immigrants', u'american', u'united states', u'politicians', u'authors', u'politics']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100044157","stream","","Postville :When Cultures Collide","2001","56 min.","","When Postville, Iowa - a predominantly Lutheran town with a population of 1,500 - became home to 300 entrepreneurial Hasidic Jews from New York and a kosher slaughterhouse, the town was transformed. Mexican immigrants followed, working in the meat processing plant. The producers of this unique documentary use Postville as a prism through which to understand ethnic, cultural and religious conflicts in towns across America that are faced with an increasingly heterogeneous population.","","[u'United States', u'New York', u'Iowa', u'Mexico']","[u'immigrants', u'jews', u'population']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp3551460-marc","stream","","Sanctuary :a documentary","","62 min","","An undocumented immigrant living in the United States for the last decade is under deportation proceedings from the federal government. A Tucson-area church, Southside Presbyterian, that has history with providing sanctuary for illegal immigrants opens their doors for the man and his family. The family says they will stay on the church property until the federal government reverses its decision to deport him.","[u'Shone, Colton', u'Dineyazhe, Jonathan']","[u'United States']","[u'family', u'photography', u'immigrants', u'united states', u'federal government', u'history']","[u'Feature films', u'Documentary films']" "fod100052700","stream","","A Community Finds Its Voice","2011","53 min.","[u'A Case Study in Immigration and Assimilation: Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta']","As a new millennium beckoned, the drug-infested neighborhoods of Cabramatta remained a source of shame to the original Vietnamese immigrants and a lost cause to the rest of Australia. A 20-bed detox center was overwhelmed by more than 150 calls per day, while police crackdowns only made the heroin-dealing gangs more canny. Thang Ngo, who had arrived in Australia as a child in the 1970s, was elected to public office; inspired by a grade school's letter-writing campaign, he persuaded a parliamentary committee to investigate and address Cabramatta's woes. In this program Ngo, along with ex-addicts and their family members, explains how a community ravaged by substance abuse finally turned itself around. Viewable/printable instructor's guide available online.","","[u'Australia', u'Vietnam']","[u'immigrants', u'police', u'gangs', u'family', u'substance abuse']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "kan1101211-101212","stream","","US Immigrants a MulitCultural Journey","","18 min","[u'The History of the United States']","Take a historical look at immigration into the U.S. over the millennia. This program makes the important point that everyone in America immigrated from another part of the world. What brought people to this continent? What similarities do we all share? What does the future hold? Discover attitudes about immigration, learn why millions emigrate to America and how immigrants effect national culture..","","","[u'immigrants']","[u'North American Studies', u'Educational films']" "asp3346827-marc","stream","","Silent in the crowd","","14 minutes","","This video uses expert research along with music and dance to discuss how prejudice may be a factor in the way British medical professionals diagnose a disproportionate number of black immigrants from the Caribbean with schizophrenia.","[u'Baker, Monika']","[u'Great Britain']","[u'caribbean', u'dance', u'immigrants', u'british', u'research', u'music', u'prejudice', u'music and dance']","[u'Documentary films', u'Filmed performances']" "fod1000144047","stream","","The Statue of Liberty, United States : Symbol of Freedom","","12 min 36 sec","[u'Treasures of the World: North America and the Caribbean Sea']","Made in Paris by the French sculptor Bartholdi, with help on the metalwork from Gustave Eiffel, this symbolic monument to liberty was a gift from France on the centenary of American independence. Standing at the entrance of New York Harbor, it has welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States of America since it was inaugurated in 1886.","","[u'United States', u'Paris', u'Liberty', u'France']","[u'caribbean', u'freedom', u'immigrants', u'french', u'france', u'united states', u'american', u'liberty']","" "kan1159522-159523","stream","","The Jewish Americans: Part 1","","116 min","[u'The Jewish Americans: A Series by David Grubin']","In the 1700s, a small number of Jews came to America, struggling to hold fast to their faith and heritage while becoming part of the emerging nation. Though they fought in the American Revolution, they were at best tolerated, at worst shunned - becoming ready scapegoats in times of crisis. Even after the U.S. Constitution guaranteed freedom of religion, states had the power to prevent Jews from voting, and their status remained uneasy. During the 19th century, German-speaking Jews arrived from central Europe, becoming peddlers, selling provisions to farmers and those heading west.The Civil War found Jewish Americans fighting on both sides of the struggle, while coping with anti-Semitism in both the north and south. By the 1870s, 250,000 Jewish Americans had settled across the country. Some were attempting to adapt Judaism to America with a movement called Reform Judaism. But the mood of the country shifted and, as immigrants began flooding into the country, anti-Semitism erupted again. In the early 20th century, drawn by the promise of America, more than two million eastern European Jews fled poverty and oppression - gravitating to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Poor and faced with innumerable confusing choices, they struggled to adapt their Jewish traditions to their new lives. Wealthy German Jews who lived uptown reached out through charitable organizations, even though these new, unsophisticated Jews made them uneasy. Life on the Lower East Side was hard, and a few Jews turned to crime. But the vast majority of the immigrants went to work, most of them in the garment industry, where they not only dominated the work force but owned many of the factories. Working conditions were dismal and Jewish-American workers spearheaded the drive to form unions. On the Lower East Side, Jewishness permeated the very texture of everyday life - in magazines, music, poetry, books and theater. Jewish Americans developed their own unique cultural institutions and the Yiddish theater became enormously popular.","[u'Grubin, David']","[u'United States', u'Germany', u'Manhattan']","[u'poor', u'faith', u'life', u'selling', u'judaism', u'jews', u'farmers', u'immigrants', u'civil war', u'american', u'poverty', u'theater', u'war']","" "fod100094792","stream","","Inner Borderlines :Visions of America Through the Eyes of Alejandro Morales","","1 hr. 13 min., 9 sec.","","In April 2013, Spanish film maker Luis Mancha went to the University of California, Irvine to interview Alejandro Morales, an under-read Chicano author whose works present a vision of Southern California and America so different from the image that the United States projects abroad that Mancha felt compelled to make this documentary film. In it we follow Morales' journey around Southern California as he tries to understand issues concerning the Latino population in California and the U.S. He and other Chicano/Latino academic experts discuss the first immigrants to California; how California was taken over by Anglo-Americans; how the city of Irvine came to be and its juxtaposition to Santa Ana; Barrios and ""white flight;"" Chicano literature; institutionalized racism and university barriers to ethnic studies programs; gang violence and the incarceration system; and future relations between the U.S. and Mexico. Also featuring Leo Chavez, MarC-a Herrera-Sobek, Francisco LomelC-, Belinda Campos, RaC:l Fernandez, Mario GarcC-a, Ellen McCracken, and Eleanor Guzman.","[u'Morales, Alejandro']","[u'Mexico', u'Irvine', u'United States', u'Guatemala', u'Morales', u'Santa Ana', u'Spain']","[u'united states', u'immigrants', u'violence', u'racism', u'population']","[u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100009166","stream","","Village radicals, new Americans, boom, and crash","1999","30 min.","[u'A Search for an American Voice in Theater']","This program analyzes the cultural changes that occurred during the early 20th century, the golden age of American mainstream theater. Ellen Adler, owner of The Stella Adler Conservatory; playwright Michael Dinwiddie; Brooks McNamara, director of the Shubert Archive; and theater historian and author Mary Henderson address topics such as the impact of immigrants on the emerging voices in drama; the blossoming of ethnic theater; the role of the American Laboratory Theater; the influence of the Greenwich Village Theatre and the Provincetown Players; and the works of Eugene O'Neill, including Beyond the Horizon, Long Day's Journey into Night, and The Iceman Cometh.","[u'Simon, Elena Pinto']","[u'United States']","[u'american', u'immigrants', u'theater']","[u'Educational films']" "fod100006291","stream","","Walking with Buddha","1996","29 min.","","As the number of immigrants from southeast Asia increases, more and more Americans will come into contact with believers in Theravada Buddhism. This program, filmed in Thailand, looks at the life of the Buddha and traces the development of Buddhism in various countries. The program also describes the day-to-day lives of Buddhist priests as they counsel, teach, beg for alms, and meditate. The Buddhist emphasis upon compassion based on meditation offers an example and challenge to all.","[u'Gautama Buddha']","[u'Thailand', u'Philippines']","[u'buddhism', u'immigrants', u'life', u'meditation']","[u'Educational films']" "asp1650497-flon","stream","Moon, Flora","The living tree :Chinese American identity","2006","27 min","","Red China. Because of her family's efforts to avoid scrutiny during the Cold War era of the 1950s they tried hard to blend in with their surroundings and little mention was made at home of their Chinese past. Light -hearted letters which would pass the scrutiny of censors on both sides of the Bamboo Curtain were the only way family ties were maintained. It was not until Flora's Aunt Ping immigrated to America in the late eighties that Flora learned about her ancestors and the intertwining of Chinese history and family history. She also learned about the recent past, when her ""capitalistic"" family was subject to attack during the Cultural Revolution. The silence her parents had maintained about their past hardships and the loneliness experienced as immigrants was finally revealed. The thoroughly westernized Flora Moon once identified with ancient Rome, not ancient China. She had been labeled a ""banana"" -- yellow outside but white inside Now a new dimension--her Chinese roots-- has been revealed and absorbed . A charming film for use in multicultural studies.","","[u'United States', u'China']","[u'cold war', u'family', u'chinese', u'immigrants', u'parents', u'war', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1078152-78153","stream","","What is an American?","","","","What is an American? is part of a series of history teaching resources, American Future - A History by Simon Schama. In What is an American?, Simon Schama looks at the bitter conflict over immigration in American history. Who should be allowed to enter America and call themselves an American has always been one of the nation's most divisive issues - and it continues to be so at this election. He traces the roots of this conflict to the founding of America. The early settlers were themselves immigrants but they saw America as fundamentally a white and Protestant nation. Simon looks at the key events that challenged this view: the annexation of parts of Mexico in 1848 that made 100,000 non-whites American citizens, the immigration and subsequent expulsion of the Chinese in the late 19th century, and the massive immigration from Eastern Europe during the industrialisation of the Twenties. Each time there have been those who have insisted America must stay white if it is to stay true to itself, and each time they have been defeated by the sheer force of history. John F Kennedy defined America as a Nation of Immigrants in 1964 and Simon argues that the candidacy of Barack Obama represents the final triumph of the vision of America as a multi-ethnic nation. Part of a series of BBC documentaries about American history and politics.","","[u'United States', u'China', u'Mexico']","[u'europe', u'chinese', u'series', u'immigrants', u'american', u'teaching', u'history']","" "fod100037105","stream","","Antonio Gala","2007","28 min.","","Culture and multiculturalism are the dominant recurring themes in this program as Spanish writer Antonio Gala reflects on his heritage and the value of integrating immigrants into the fabric of society. The author of Poemas de Amor, Los Verdes Campos del Eden, El Manuscrito Carmesi, La Regla de Tres, and numerous other books also talks about how he first started writing and the process of creating literature, the societal risks of politicizing religion, the upside of getting older, and the decadence and stagnation that can come from too much prosperity at the national level.","[u'Gala, Antonio']","[u'United States', u'Spain']","[u'culture', u'multiculturalism', u'immigrants', u'writing']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100070929","stream","","Theodore Roosevelt and Asian Immigration ","","1 min 0 sec","[u'Luminaries']","Professor of history Gary Gerstle explains that Theodore Roosevelt was a great admirer of the Japanese and welcomed Japanese immigrants, despite popular sentiment in the United States against the perceived ""invasion by yellow people."" Professor Gerstle explains that Roosevelt's feelings towards Chinese immigrants were very different, adding that Roosevelt supported their exclusion.","","[u'United States', u'Japan', u'China', u'Roosevelt']","[u'chinese', u'immigrants', u'immigration', u'japanese', u'united states', u'history']","" "asp3190421-marc","stream","","Monkey dance (PBS version)","","57 min","","This extraordinary documentary provides an illuminating and richly discussible case study of immigrant acculturation in contemporary America. With keen sensitivity to detail and a sharp eye and ear for nuance, the film explores the lives of three teenagers as they come of age in Lowell, Massachusetts. Children of Cambodian refugees, the three teens inhabit a gritty blue-collar American world that is indelibly colored by their parents' nightmares of the Khmer Rouge. Traditional Cambodian dance links each of them to their parents' culture, but fast cars, hip consumerism, and young romance pull them even harder into American popular culture.Their parents fled the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia in the 1970s, trekking through the jungle to refugee camps in Thailand. In the early 1980s, they resettled in Lowell, a historic New England mill city now home to America's second-largest Cambodian community. For these immigrants, Lowell offered hope of safety and employment and a chance to rebuild some of what was shattered by the Khmer Rouge.But for their children, the city offers a dizzying array of choices -- many of them risky. Deftly interweaving scenes of great poignancy and scenes of engaging drama, ""Monkey Dance"" examines how the three teenagers navigate the confusing landscape of urban American adolescence and ultimately start to make good on their parents' dreams.Linda Sou is a freewheeling 17-year-old who struggles to overcome the shame cast on her family when her older sister was imprisoned for murdering an abusive boyfriend. Linda has been dancing since age three, when her father founded the Angkor Dance Troupe in an attempt to preserve traditional Cambodian culture. Over time, Linda is lured away from the dance troupe by the excitement of fast cars and hot dates. Her wild ways intensify until she and a friend are injured in a serious car accident. A trip to Cambodia with her family to meet her village relatives endows Linda with some perspective on her life and a new awareness of her parents' losses and sacrifices.Samnang Hor, an athletic 16-year-old born in a refugee camp in Thailand, is driven to achieve to make up for his two older brothers, who dropped out of high school because of their involvement with gangs and drugs. Sam works hard, and his mentors encourage him to see education as a way out of the ghetto. On the exciting day he receives his college acceptance letters, he also realizes that getting into school is only part of the challenge -- finding money to pay for it may be even more difficult.Sochenda Uch, a lanky, fashion-conscious 16-year-old, works a series of part-time jobs to pay for the necessities and accessories of teen life -- while his mother worries that he doesn't study enough. Hungry to reinvent himself, Sochenda drops out of Angkor Dance Troupe and becomes a backup dancer in a hip Cambodian-American band. Too many distractions soon take their toll: Sochenda's grades start to slide, leading him to be rejected from all the colleges he applies to. Only after another year-and-a-half of hard work does he begin to understand what success or failure means to himself and his family.Dance -- both traditional and modern -- is ultimately what makes a difference for the three teenagers. The Angkor Dance Troupe to which they belong provides rigor and structure in their lives. Sam performs the troupe's signature piece: the Monkey Dance, a traditional tale about a folk hero figure that has been electrified and transformed by Sam's addition of hip-hop choreography. Cambodian dance provides Linda, Sam, and Sochenda with a unique connection to their parents' culture at a time when many children of immigrants reject their traditional culture as irrelevant to their lives in America. By making the dance their own, the three teenagers forge a link with the past while also finding their way in America.","[u'Mallozzi, Julie']","[u'United States', u'Lowell', u'Cambodia', u'Thailand']","[u'life', u'ear', u'eye', u'gangs', u'success', u'dance', u'money', u'refugee camps', u'immigrants', u'teenagers', u'family', u'culture', u'american', u'genocide', u'series', u'parents', u'education', u'children', u'hip-hop', u'adolescence']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1132540-132541","stream","","The Melting Pot","","60 min","","Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped their lives — and America's cuisine. Tom Colicchio of ""Top Chef"" learns the hardships his family endured (famine, bandits) living in a tiny town in Northern Italy and celebrates the courage of his original immigrant ancestor, a man who crossed the Atlantic many times to bring the Colicchios to the United States; Ming Tsai, the child of immigrants who fled Mao's Cultural Revolution, was raised to believe that his that his family's Chinese past was obliterated by the Communists — instead, he finds that his roots can be traced back more than 2,000 years, yielding a large family tree; and Aaron Sanchez discovers that his family's treasured Mexican roots include people who were Spaniards, Africans and Native Americans.","[u'Soenens, Muriel', u'Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.', u'Bertelsen, Phil', u'Streeter, Sabin', u'Colicchio, Tom', u'S\xe1nchez, Aar\xf3n', u'Gurland-Pooler, Hazel', u'Gleason, John', u'Tsai, Ming', u'Sweet, Jesse']","[u'United States', u'China', u'Mexico']","[u'food', u'family', u'immigrants', u'africans', u'chinese']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1222182-222183","stream","","Illegal","","107 min","","Set in the sweltering desert of the Southwest U.S., five individuals are portrayed as they struggle with their circumstances. Maribel, a waitress in Juarez, Mexico faces an impossible decision after she realizes that the only hope for her dying son lies in medical treatment in the U.S.. Ariel, an honest and hard-working day-laborer in New Mexico, battles the temptation of higher wages as a drug trafficker.. Arturo, working the fields with Ariel must decide where his loyalties lie when he is suddenly pitted against a smooth-talking government immigration officer. Ignacio, a dish-washer in New Mexico, deals drugs to teens in a dead-end town while immigration agents circle in to use him as an entry-way to a Mexican drug cartel. And Chuy, a low-level trafficker of both immigrants and drugs, longs for a way out of his miserable life full of violence and fear..","","[u'Ariel', u'Israel', u'Mexico']","[u'life', u'violence', u'drugs', u'immigrants', u'battles', u'circle', u'wages']","[u'Feature films']" "asp3235600-marc","stream","","Hobart","","20 min","[u'Life in Australia']","Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the Tasmanian capital of Hobart in the mid 1960s.","[u'Thompson, Eric']","[u'United States', u'Hobart']","[u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100047026","stream","","Impact of Illegal Immigration on the US Job Market, 1985","1985","1 min.","[u'The WPA Film Library']","Discussion from various parties of whether illegal immigration in fact costs Americans jobs","","[u'United States']","[u'discussion', u'americans', u'immigration']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films']" "asp3244431-marc","stream","","Immigration battle :reasons to believe (directors cut)","","115 minutes","","Why has it been so hard for Washington to fix America's broken immigration system?Go behind closed doors in Washington's corridors of power to explore the political realities surrounding one of the country's most pressing and divisive issues.","[u'Camerini, Michael', u'Robertson, Shari']","[u'United States', u'Washington']","[u'directors', u'immigration']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100114821","stream","","San Francisco Shooting Suspect Raises Immigration Questions","","7 min 3 sec","","An undocumented immigrant accused of killing a woman said he chose the city for its sanctuary policies.","","","[u'shooting', u'immigration']","" "asp2302589-curv","stream","","Mexican dream","1998","27 min","","At the beginning of the 19th Century, against all odds, a handful of French immigrants succeeded and prospered in a desolate region of Mexico. San Rafael is a little town in the State of Veracruz, Mexico. This town would be like any other if it wasn't mainly inhabited by descendants of French immigrants who settled in this deserted part of the country. In 1833, many peasants in France were starving. Some of them were offered virgin plots of Mexican land if they were willing to go there and farm them. They took their chances and after a long, difficult and deadly voyage, arrived in a country far away from their roots. Like many immigrants, they tried to recreate their environment and protect their culture. Today, some of the descendants of these early settlers still speak the original language but, at heart, they are Mexican.","[u'Meauxsoone, Guy', u'Rouillon, Genevieve']","[u'Mexico', u'Panama', u'France', u'United States', u'Veracruz', u'San Rafael']","[u'environment', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1110174-110175","stream","","Homemade hillbilly jam","","80 min","","In the 1800s a scrappy group of Scotch-Irish immigrants settled in the Ozark Mountains of Southwestern Missouri. Stereotyped as poor, lawless degenerates, these isolated hill folk over time became the butt of countless jokes and earned themselves the name ""hillbillies."" This enjoyable documentary captures the rich and wonderful sounds of ""hillbilly"" music by following three families of modern-day hillbillies back to the roots of their music-making heritage. Leading the pack is singer/songwriter Mark Bilyeu from the band Big Smith, who have been delighting audiences around the world with their foot-stompin' repertoire of songs, including some passed down through generations- twisted tales of moonshining and adultery alongside heartfelt stories of faith and life. Sumptuously shot on Super 16 film and embellished by old photos and archival footage, Homemade hillbilly jam is both a celebration of modern-day hill folk and a vivid reminder of their hellraising, bootlegging ancestors - all in all a salute to the hillbilly spirit, which refuses to die. Featuring Big Smith, The Pine Ridge Singers, The Baldknobbers & More!","[u'Big Smith (Musical group)', u'Pine Ridge Singers (Musical group)', u'Baldknobbers (Musical group)', u'Bilyeu, Mark']","","[u'faith', u'families', u'immigrants', u'music', u'adultery', u'sounds']","[u'Feature films', u'Documentary films']" "fod100038061","stream","","Cubans Line Up for Visas to the United States ca. 1996","","0 min., 13 sec.","","Since Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, Cuban immigrants to the United States have been given preferential treatment as political refugees. Between 1959 and 1980, more than 1 million Cuban immigrants entered the United States. During the 1980s and 1990s, however, American public opinion of Cuban immigration began to change, and in 1995, the U.S. government restricted the annual number of allowable Cuban immigrants to 20,000.","","[u'United States', u'Cuba']","[u'united states', u'american', u'immigrants']","[u'Newsreels', u'Internet videos']" "kan1126168-126169","stream","","Memories of a Mill Town","","","","This short historical documentary depicts the rise and fall of the largest sawmill in the world and how its legacy affects Bainbridge Island, Washington. At the turn of the 20th century, Port Blakely and its sawmill were better known than Seattle. This raw seaport and mill attracted immigrants from all over the world who were searching for a job and a better life in America. Stories and memories recalled by former residents and relatives reveal the surprising histories of the Native American, Scandinavian and Japanese communities that once thrived alongside each other in this bustling town.","[u'Ostrander, Lucy', u'Sellers, Don']","[u'United States', u'Japan', u'Seattle', u'Washington', u'Bainbridge Island']","[u'communities', u'life', u'immigrants', u'japanese']","" "kan1153525-153526","stream","","Life in Australia Series","","240 min","[u'Life in Australia Series']","Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this series visits state capitals and regional centres around the nation to promote an idyllic picture of life in Australia. Part travelogue, it tours points of interest around the towns, but the emphasis is on providing a visual record of typical daily life, from work and education to home and recreation. Legally required acknowledgements for publication: An Australian National Film Board Production. Produced for the Department of Immigration by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.","[u'Lewes, Henry', u'Small, Rhonda', u'Colacino, Antonio']","[u'Australia']","[u'sound', u'life', u'copyright', u'series', u'immigrants', u'education']","" "kan1062777-62778","stream","","Place matters","","30 min 25 sec","[u'Unnatural causes']","Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Latino and Southeast Asian immigrants like Gwai Boonkeut have been moving into long-neglected urban neighborhoods such as those in Richmond, California, a predominantly Black city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Segregation and lack of access to jobs, nutritious foods, and safe, affordable housing have been harmful to the health of long-time African American residents, and now the newcomers' health is suffering too. In Gwai's environment, petrochemical companies release tons of pollutants each year. But other environmental factors may pose a greater threat to his health. Richmond has higher than average rates of asthma hospitalization, higher rates of diabetes, and lower life expectancy. Not coincidentally, Gwai's area also has higher rates of poverty, lower income rates, and lower rates of educational attainment. Tobacco, liquor and fast food are everywhere, but fresh produce isn't. Quality affordable housing is hard to find, and so are safe places to play and exercise. Sixty-five years ago, Richmond was a boom town. During World War II, the Kaiser shipyard ran 24 hours a day. The war effort drew workers of all ethnicities. But when the war ended and the shipyards closed, thousands of jobs left. Many white families took advantage of federally backed home loans to start fresh in new areas, but discriminatory policies and practices excluded people of colour from those same opportunities. Between 1934 and 1962, less than 2% of {dollar}120 billion in government-backed home loans went to non-white households. In Northern California around the same time period, out of 350,000 federally guaranteed new home loans, fewer than 100 went to Black families. All across America, in cities like Richmond, African Americans were left behind in increasingly neglected neighborhoods. As social conditions worsen, so does health. Studies have shown, for example, that living in a disadvantaged neighborhood leads to a 50-80% increase in risk for heart disease, the number one killer in America. One reason is chronic stress. Worrying about violence, lousy schools, and unpaid bills; living in substandard housing or a polluted environment; not having good access to fresh food, reliable transportation, or safe public spaces, all of these have a negative, even toxic effect on health. In the Pacific Northwest, a neighborhood that was once much like Richmond, High Point in West Seattle, is emerging as a promising alternative. Community members, local government and developers took a radical approach in rebuilding this neighborhood, using federal funding to create a mixed-income community with health as its focus. Here, community gardeners grow and sell organic produce to other residents; neighbors socialize along clean, safe streets; children play in the park; and families with asthma breathe easily in specially designed homes. Although High Point isn't perfect, it's an example of what can happen when residents, government agencies, local officials, foundations and private business work together and take health into account. As Harvard's David Williams reminds us, Housing policy is health policy. Neighborhood improvement policies are health policies. Everything that we can do to improve the quality of life for individuals in our society has an impact on their health and is a health policy.","[u'Williams, David', u'Boonkeut, Gwai']","[u'United States', u'High Point', u'South Africa']","[u'heart', u'life', u'families', u'business', u'quality of life', u'food', u'housing', u'immigrants', u'play', u'war', u'american', u'health', u'social conditions', u'asthma', u'world war', u'african americans', u'children', u'local government']","[u'Documentary films, television films', u'Documentary films']" "fod1000129837","stream","","The Iranian Americans ","","55 min 13 sec","","Filmed around the United States—from Los Angeles to Washington, DC—this documentary chronicles the underreported history of a group of immigrants finding refuge, overcoming adversity and ultimately creating new lives in the United States. Even though Iran is in the news virtually every day, many Americans have little knowledge of the story of the hundreds of thousands of Iranians who live in the U.S.","","[u'United States', u'Washington', u'Iran', u'Los Angeles']","[u'iranian', u'immigrants', u'iranian americans', u'americans', u'iranians', u'history']","" "fod100003377","stream","","Nation of immigrants","1976","52 min.","[u'Destination America']","The great immigration from Europe ended in the 1920s. Today these descendants of the immigrants are trying to rediscover their heritage. How do they now view the Old World? And how do they view America's future?","","","[u'europe', u'immigrants']","[u'Educational films']" "asp2368077-busv","stream","","Using Detroit as a test case for immigration","2013","2 min..","[u'Business education in video']","In today's 'This Matters Now,' Carlos Gutierrez, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, talks with Tom Keene about Detroit's bankruptcy and using it as a test case for the benefits of immigration reform to help its economy grow. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's 'Bloomberg Surveillance.'","","[u'United States', u'Detroit']","[u'commerce', u'bankruptcy', u'immigration', u'economy']","[u'Television news programs']" "kan1263348-263349","stream","","Rue Mouffetard","","27 min","","Rue Mouffetard is a documentary that captures one day in the life of one of the most cosmopolitan places in the world. Shot entirely in a single location, it encapsulates all the diversity and liveliness of people sharing the same space since Neolithic times in Paris. Rue Mouffetard is a celebration of multiculturalism and humanism. From the small details of everyday life to broad philosophical questions such as happiness and dreams, Rue Mouffetard is a thought-provoking mosaic. A place where young and old people, traditional residents and immigrants work, love, argue, laugh, cry, live. The street is the location, the unifying place. The characters are the soul...Rue Mouffetard is candid, poignant, simple and direct. Following the cinema-verite tradition of Jean Rouch's Chronique d'un Ete, it proposes to the real-life characters the same seminal question: ""Etes-vous heureux?""(Are you happy?) and then follows up with lively conversations all in the same multicultural environment.","","[u'United States', u'Paris']","[u'multiculturalism', u'immigrants', u'life', u'happiness']","[u'European/Baltic Studies', u'Documentary films']" "fod100128448","stream","","Juan Manuel Fangio","","31 min., 59 sec.","[u'A Fondo-In Their Own Words']","Juan Manuel Fangio (Balcarce, 1911 - Buenos Aires, 1995), son of Italian immigrants, was an Argentine car racer. The ""Chueco"" is considered one of the best drivers of the world motorsport of all the times, in particular for being quintuple champion of Formula 1 with four different teams. In 1958, in Batista's Cuba, a command of the 26 de Julio Movement, led by Fidel Castro, kidnapped him for 26 hours.","[u'Fangio, Juan Manuel']","[u'Italy', u'Argentina', u'Buenos Aires', u'Cuba']","[u'italian', u'immigrants', u'movement', u'argentine', u'cuba']","" "fod100040456","stream","","Shopping to belong :consumerism and the Latino community","2007","30 min.","","Most Americans engage in ""retail therapy"" from time to time, but what form does it take among immigrant populations? Is excessive shopping a way of coming to grips with a new culture-and leaving another behind? This program examines that possibility in the context of the Latino community, raising provocative questions about cultural identity, consumerism, and assimilation. Ten first-generation immigrants from various Latin American countries-including Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Peru-share their thoughts and experiences, shedding light on the transition from impoverished environs to the wealthiest and most extravagant society in the world.","[u'Sosa, Irene']","[u'El Salvador', u'Venezuela', u'Peru', u'Mexico']","[u'american', u'immigrants', u'shopping', u'latin american']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "kan1153854-153855","stream","","Raananah: A World of Our Own","","","","Raananah is an intimate look at one remarkable community and its independent people as they gracefully age. Fifty years ago, a group of idealistic Jewish immigrants formed a summer refuge, Raananah. Through home movies, we see the founders as young people and hear of their lives and dreams. Today we meet these same people at Raananah as they reflect on their lives, their children, and aging together with dignity. ""If an Irish Catholic in Texas can identify with [these people]...this film has pretty universal appeal."" Mary Margaret Kelly, Center for Studies in Aging, North Texas State University","[u'Booth, Marlene']","[u'United States', u'Texas']","[u'aging', u'immigrants']","" "kan1095802-95803","stream","","Children of Labor: A Finnish-American History","","55 min","","","[u'Broadman, Richard']","[u'Finland']","[u'chores', u'division', u'management', u'finnish-american', u'child', u'legislation', u'labor', u'anthropology', u'immigrant populations', u'domestic chores']","[u'Documentary']" "fod100011180","stream","","Batak :ancient spirits, modern world","2000","50 min.","","This program featuring sociocultural anthropologist James Eder-author of On the Road to Tribal Extinction-travels to the island of Palawan in the Philippines archipelago to document the Batak tribe's eco-friendly hunter/gatherer way of life. Repeatedly displaced by immigrants and increasingly driven to take part in the island's growing cash economy, the tenacious Batak struggle to maintain their cultural and spiritual identity while attempting to adapt to the modern world. Can conservationists, who approve of their sustainable methods of harvesting, help to secure the tribe's ancestral forest before it is all lost?","","[u'Philippines']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Educational films']" "fod100093461","stream","","Ancient Roots ","","52 min 26 sec","[u'Finding Your Roots, Season 2']","Ancient Roots traces the family history of three quintessential voices in American life. All three descend from ancestors that were part of the wave of Greek immigrants that flooded America's shores in the early decades of the 20th century. But along the way, the stories of their Greek ancestors were lost. In recovering these stories, we'll find that their ancestors overcame terrible hardship, and showed remarkable courage in times of war. For Tina Fey, we discover her 5th great-grandfather survived a terrible massacre, and became a hero in the Greek War of Independence. We reveal that David Sedaris' ancestors were also touched by the Greek War of Independence. Their home village was raided by the Ottoman military, and David's great grand-aunt was taken captive -- never to see her family again. And we learn that George Stephanopoulos' family was willing to sacrifice their own lives in the struggle against the Nazi occupation of Greece during World War I. Distributed by PBS Distribution.","","[u'United States', u'Panama', u'David', u'Independence', u'Greece']","[u'family', u'sacrifice', u'immigrants', u'greek', u'american', u'courage', u'struggle', u'family history', u'greece', u'home', u'world war', u'war', u'history']","" "asp3562585-marc","stream","","Stand up, speak out : the Nina Miglionico story","","55 minutes","","A powerful story, historically framed in an era when immigrants and particularly women had to overcome any number of obstacles to succeed.","[u'Speaker, Ted', u'Bedsole, Jenna M.', u'Miglionico, Nina']","","[u'immigrants', u'women']","[u'Biographical films', u'Documentary films']" "fod100044225","stream","","The Earth Is the Lord's","2005","60 min.","[u'Destination America']","This video examines the stories of immigrants who fled to America to escape religious persecution. Included are profiles of Tibetan Tsering, who escaped punishment from Chinese communists; D'vorah and Hirsch Spira, Hasidic Jews who hoped their religious traditions would be preserved in America; and the story of John Ruth, a Mennonite minister and historian, whose ancestor, Hans Landis, was the last of the Anabapist martyrs, and whose death was connected to the immigration of the Amish and Mennonite more than 300 years ago.","","[u'China']","[u'death', u'immigrants', u'jews', u'chinese']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp3233091-marc","stream","","Waila! :making the people happy","","27 min","","Central European immigrants brought polka music to America in the mid-19th century but the people in the O'odham Indian nations in Arizona's Sonoran desert have made the mixture of accordions, saxophones and percussion all their own. Taken from the word baila, which means dance in Spanish, Akimel and Tohono people have created waila, a form of music that embodies polka and Mexican tejano, cumbias and Norteno. And one family, the famous Joaquin Brothers, have taken waila (pronounced y-la) all the way to Carnegie Hall to show that ""Indian music"" is what culture and language make it to be.","[u'Golding, Daniel']","[u'India', u'Spain', u'Mexico']","[u'dance', u'culture', u'immigrants', u'music', u'indian']","[u'Short films', u'Documentary films']" "asp1652594-flon","stream","Petrissans, Paul","Songs for Ralph","2000","43 min","","This is a loving and lively musical tribute to Ralph Rinzler, the man who championed indigenous American music, first as a musician, then in field research and recording, and finally as the founder of the Center for Folklife in the Smithsonian Institute. Beginning in the fifties, Rinzler sought out and encouraged folk musicians in the bluegrass, Cajun, shout and Native American traditions. In this film, performers such as Doc Watson, Pete Seeger, David Grisman, the Moving Star Hall Singers and Bernice Johnson Reagon, to name a few, throw heart and soul into song. They remember Ralph's friendship and support, as well as his enthusiasm for new talent. It was Ralph who convinced the Smithsonian Institute that a department should be created for American folk culture. Under his leadership, the Smithsonian produced the annual Folklife Festival and later purchased Folkway Records from Moe Ash, thus preserving American indigenous music for the enjoyment of future generations. The film is a rich tapestry of folk experience expressed in music and oral history. The civil rights movement, the labor movement, the troubles of farm workers, and the longing of immigrants -- all these are expressed in the folk tradition Rinzler helped preserve.","[u'Smithsonian Institution', u'Seeger, Pete', u'Rinzler, Ralph']","[u'United States']","[u'heart', u'civil rights', u'immigrants', u'labor', u'american', u'musicians', u'music', u'singers', u'research', u'friendship']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100058767","stream","","The New Latinos (1946-1965)","2013","54 min.","[u'The Latino Americans']","Until World War II, Latino immigration to the United States was overwhelmingly Mexican-American. Now three new waves bring large-scale immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. Films like West Side Story, etched the stereotype of the knife-wielding Puerto Rican in the American consciousness, fueling hatred and discrimination. Follow the story of seven immigrants seeking a new life in the United States, the discrimination they faced, and their fight for recognition.","","[u'United States', u'Dominican Republic', u'Puerto Rico', u'Cuba']","[u'life', u'discrimination', u'immigrants', u'united states', u'american', u'waves', u'world war', u'war']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "kan1194357-194358","stream","","Essential Arrival: Michigan's Indian Immigrants in the 21st Century","","61 min","","Immigration is a hot-button political issue these days, but, unsurprisingly, that contentious, narrow debate tells only part of the story. This film seeks to broaden the discussion by turning attention to Indian immigrants, an emerging and essential part of the immigration conversation. Highly educated and rapid in their collective progression up the economic ladder, Indian immigrants are perhaps just what the doctor ordered for the American economy in thiscomplicated, globalized world.. Given the unique demands of this country's new-age, hi-tech economy going forward, Indian immigrants, who hold disproportionate numbers of degrees in science and technology fields, stand to be among the primary driving forces of American progress in the 21st century. In playing that role, this diverse group follows in a grand tradition that should be familiar to all Americans, evoking cultural pluralism, the immigrant experience and the American Dream. A comprehensive, multi-angled inquiry, this film features interviews from experts in fields such as law, sociology and public policy, in addition to many families of Indian immigrants in Michigan..","","[u'United States', u'Michigan', u'India']","[u'sociology', u'families', u'science', u'immigrants', u'american', u'indian', u'technology']","[u'North American Studies', u'Documentary films']" "fod100038094","stream","","Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Discuss the Simpson-Mazzoli Immigration Act ca. 1984.Part 3","","0 min., 51 sec.","","The Immigration Reform and Control Act, known as Simpson-Mazzoli, was first introduced to Congress in 1982. It called for immediate amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the country, followed by tougher regulations for citizenship and stricter enforcement of immigration laws. It was the first comprehensive immigration bill introduced to Congress in 32 years, and became one of the most controversial topics of the mid-1980s. The bill was debated, revised, and reintroduced in Congress for several years until it passed in 1986.","","","[u'immigrants', u'citizenship']","[u'Newsreels', u'Internet videos']" "kan1159512-159513","stream","","Episode 4: The Power and the People (1898-1918)","","114 min","","As New York spilled into the new century, the extraordinary interplay of capitalism, democracy and transformation surged to a climax. During a single generation, over 10 million immigrants arrived in New York. The city itself became an even more dramatic lure with the construction of the first subways and skyscrapers. And arising from the plight of New York's most exploited citizens came landmark legislation that would eventually transform the lives of all Americans.","[u'Burns, Ric']","[u'United States', u'New York']","[u'immigrants', u'legislation', u'democracy']","" "fod100038093","stream","","Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Discuss the Simpson-Mazzoli Immigration Act ca. 1984.Part 2","","0 min., 22 sec.","","The Immigration Reform and Control Act, known as Simpson-Mazzoli, was first introduced to Congress in 1982. It was the first comprehensive immigration bill introduced to Congress in 32 years, and became one of the most controversial topics of the mid-1980s. Florida Representative E. Clay Shaw, a proponent of stricter immigration regulations, believed that by working for less than minimum wage, illegal immigrants caused a scarcity of jobs for American workers.","","[u'United States']","[u'american', u'immigrants']","[u'Newsreels', u'Internet videos']" "fod100038212","stream","","Italian and Jewish Pushcart Vendors Work on the Lower East Side of New York City ca. 1903","","1 min., 47 sec.","","Many European immigrants who entered the United States through Ellis Island soon settled in New York City, and they began to form strong ethnic communities that allowed old world traditions to survive. On the Lower East Side of Manhattan, several Jewish and Italian immigrants began to sell fruit, vegetables, and other items from pushcarts that lined the streets. These pushcarts were often the first entry into the American marketplace and later served as a springboard to other industries.","","[u'United States', u'New York City', u'Italy', u'Manhattan']","[u'united states', u'communities', u'american', u'immigrants']","[u'Newsreels', u'Internet videos']" "asp1641455-flon","stream","Asard, Johan","Price of honour","2005","46 min","","Pela Atroshi, a child of Kurdish immigrants living in Sweden, was brought up in the strict traditions of her native country. She and her sister were not allowed to socialize with boys and were expected to be home immediately after school. However, as a teenager, she was spotted having an innocent meeting with a Swedish young man. Her outraged family returned to their village in northern Iraq where she was murdered by her uncle to uphold the family honor. This compelling film follows Breen, her sister, who at great personal risk brought the story to light back in Sweden. Breen had escaped from Iraq determined to avenge her sister s murder. The Swedish press took up her cause, but she has paid a heavy price for her assertiveness isolated life with a secret identity, fearful that she too will be killed.","[u'Atroshi, Pela']","[u'Sweden', u'Iraq']","[u'boys', u'life', u'immigrants', u'family']","[u'Documentary']" "fod100045825","stream","","US Immigration, ca 1940","1940","1 min.","[u'The WPA Film Library']","European Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island","","","[u'immigrants']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100034175","stream","","America's immigration debate","2004","26 min.","[u'Global Cities: Immigration and the World Economy']","Diversity from immigration keeps cities alive, former Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) and other leaders assert in this program; opposing views are also presented, thus summarizing America's immigration debate with mixed evaluations of its capacity for change. Using commentary from several experts-including Michael Teitelbaum, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, and Margie McHugh, executive director of the New York Immigrant Coalition-this program studies the isolation of ethnic communities, the shifting of racial definitions, and America's lack of an infrastructure to support immigrant integration.","","[u'Latin America']","[u'communities', u'cities', u'immigration', u'change']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films']" "asp3233019-marc","stream","","Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread)","","104 min","","This documentary traces the history of Italian immigrants in the United States.","[u'Kurien, Suma', u'Acunto, Steve', u'Norelli, Gianfranco']","[u'United States', u'Italy']","[u'immigrants', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100043451","stream","","Spirit of the Age","2010","50 min.","[u'Mapping the World']","Cartography may have a basis in science, but even in the hands of experts and authorities, it hasn't always resulted in balanced representations of the world. This program focuses on the map as a product of the fears, dogmas, or prejudices of its age. In one segment, an antiquated map designed to help Jewish immigrants in London ironically conveys anti-Semitism. Medieval maps created out of spiritual passion show the way to heaven, the route to Jerusalem, and the regions in which monstrous children eat their parents. Victorian-era maps evoke obsessions with race, poverty, and disease, while royal cartographer James Wyld's world map awards each country a score from one to five, depending on its level of ""civilization."" Rounding out the program: a look at Google Earth, Worldmapper, and how they can help us see more objectively.","","[u'United Kingdom', u'Israel', u'Jerusalem', u'London']","[u'immigrants', u'children', u'prejudices']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "kan1062795-62796","stream","","Herskovits at the heart of blackness","","57 min","","Winner, 2009 John O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association. Winner, Best Documentary, Hollywood Black Film Festival. Is there a politics of knowledge? Who controls what knowledge is produced and how it will be used? Is there ""objective"" scholarship and, if so, how does it become politicized? These questions are examined through this groundbreaking film on the life and career of Melville J. Herskovits (1895-1963), the pioneering American anthropologist of African Studies and one of the most controversial intellectuals of the 20th century. How did this son of Jewish immigrants come to play such a decisive role in the shaping of modern African American and African identities? Herskovits emerges as an iconic figure in on-going debates in the social sciences over the ethics of representation and the right of a people to represent themselves. This quick-paced, carefully researched documentary traces Herskovits' development as a scholar to the shared African American and Jewish experiences of exile, exclusion and political oppression. Faced with resurgent racism and persistent discrimination in the early 20th century, black and Jewish intellectuals grappled with a common question: could they retain their distinct ethnic identities and still participate as equals in American life? Prominent scholars like Princeton philosopher, K. Anthony Appiah, and Columbia University historian, Mae Ngai, explore this paradox not only in historical and contemporary terms, but through their own experiences as people of color. Lee D. Baker, a cultural anthropologist at Duke University, locates Herskovits at the heart of a transformation in anthropology which continues to this day. 19th Century anthropology grew out of European colonialism and too often provided a pseudo-scientific justification for its subjugation of non-Western people. Physical anthropologists drew specious correlations between anatomical features and supposed behavioral traits of the various ""races."" By the time Herskovits arrived at Columbia University, the Jewish anthropologist, Franz Boas, was revolutionizing the discipline. Boaz used impeccable research to demonstrate that different didn't mean inferior. Herskovits became a vigorous advocate for ""cultural relativism,"" the idea that cultures should be understood from the inside, on their own terms, not the anthropologist's. This provided strong academic backing for the anti-colonial and anti-racist movements of the day and laid the groundwork for today's critical cultural theory. In the late 1920's, Herskovits turned his attention to Africa at a time when other white scholars insisted there was nothing to learn there. During field work in Benin, Surinam and Trinidad, he shot thousands of feet of film (some shown in this documentary) revealing undeniable similarities between African and New World planting techniques, dance, music, even everyday gestures. Harvard historian and co-producer, Vincent Brown, explains how this proof of cultural retention across the African Diaspora refuted the common wisdom that all ties to Africa had been lost in the traumatic rupture of the Middle Passage. Johnnetta Cole, President Emerita of Spelman and Bennett Colleges, current Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art and an early student of Herskovits, recalls how empowered she felt by Herskovits' ""discoveries,"" even though black scholars had been writing about these same ideas for decades. But a number of African American intellectuals like sociologist E. Franklin Frazier openly attacked Herskovits' contentions. They worried if black Americans were seen as distinctively ""different"" it could provide a further rationale for the segregationist policies they were fighting. For example, if, black, female-headed households were a continuation of African matriarchal tradition, as Herskovits contended, not the result of persistent discrimination and poverty, the struggle for progressive social reforms might be undermined. North Carolina Central University historian, Jerry Gershenhorn, author of Melville J. Herskovits and the Racial Politics of Knowledge, explains that Herskovits, despite his left-wing sympathies, insisted scholarship should be ""objective"" and apolitical. He even secretly sabotaged W.E.B. DuBois' life-long project, the Encyclopedia Africana, on the grounds that it would be propagandistic. The film reveals, however, that American anthropology was often entangled with political power. During the Cold War, wealthy foundations and government agencies funded the development of ""area studies"" to support ""anti-insurgency"" and neo-colonial ""nation-building"" strategies in the Third World. In 1948, Herskovits established the African Studies Center at Northwestern, the first at an American university. And he became openly political, campaigning to head the State Department's Bureau of African Affairs. But he was denied a security clearance on the grounds of membership in 17 ""communist front organizations"" as defined by the House Un-American Activities Committee. By the end of his life, Herskovits' own research had become a tool for social movements he could not have anticipated-and might not have welcomed. His daughter, historian Jean Herskovits Corry, recalls how his seminal work, The Myth of the Negro Past, was embraced by the Black Panther Party and Black Nationalist students of the '60s. Ironically, Herskovits may not have understood the scope of his own influence. When he asked the great Martinican poet and philosopher, Aimeé Césaire, the meaning of negritude, the world-wide political-literary movement known as the ""Great Black"" Césaire replied: ""You yourself are one of the fathers of negritude. Read The Myth of The Negro Past!"" The film raises unsettling questions, asking who has the authority to define a culture, especially if people from that culture are denied the opportunity to engage in the scholarly discourse of defining themselves. Vincent Brown provocatively sums up Herskovits as ""the Elvis of anthropology,"" a man who appropriated African culture, but simultaneously mainstreamed its study into the American academe and popular consciousness. Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness will challenge students to think of ""knowledge"" as a socio-political construct, shaped by the implicit values and underlying power dynamics of the society in which it is produced. It calls on each viewer to ask ""Who controls my cultural identity?"" As a result, the film promises to become a core text in Introductory Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology of Knowledge, African Studies, African American Studies, and Race Relations classes.","[u'Cole, Johnnetta', u'Boas, Franz', u'Baker, Lee D.', u'Ngai, Mae', u'Appiah, K. Anthony', u'Herskovits, Melville J', u'Gershenhorn, Jerry', u'Frazier, E. Franklin']","[u'United States', u'Uruguay', u'Trinidad', u'Benin', u'Princeton']","[u'heart', u'art', u'race relations', u'culture', u'politics', u'dynamics', u'research', u'social sciences', u'social movements', u'sociology', u'discrimination', u'racism', u'writing', u'play', u'students', u'anthropology', u'ethics', u'immigrants', u'life', u'american', u'race', u'head']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp3190405-marc","stream","","Displaced in the New South","","58 min","","In 1980, there were a few thousand Asian and Latino immigrants in Georgia. By 1994, there were more than 300,000. This remarkable documentary explores the cultural collision between Asian and Hispanic immigrants and the suburban communities near Atlanta, Georgia, in which they have settled.The film provides an informative, sensitive, and insightful case study of a widespread trend that is bringing explosive political upheaval all across America: waves of people, mostly from Asia and Latin America, coming to cities, small towns, and suburban communities that have never before experienced immigration on such a scale.""Displaced in the New South"" is an exemplary case study and essential viewing for anyone interested in the ""New South†and for any course dealing with contemporary American history and culture, social issues and problems, culture change and identity, or immigration and multiculturalism. It was produced by David Zeiger and Eric Mofford.","[u'Mofford, Eric', u'Zeiger, David']","[u'United States', u'Philippines', u'Atlanta']","[u'immigrants', u'culture', u'american', u'waves', u'communities', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1114861-114862","stream","","Who is Dayani Cristal?","","85 min.","","The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.","[u'Garc\xeda Bernal, Gael', u'Silver, Marc']","","[u'travelers', u'insight', u'desert', u'silver', u'immigration']","[u'Feature Films']" "kan1129401-129402","stream","","Guardians of the Night","","50 min","","A spectacular documentary on the history of lighthouses, filmed on location in France, Great Britain, Canada and the United States. The golden age of the lighthouse is over. Most lighthouses have been already automated or are scheduled to be automated sometime over the next few years. The golden age of the lighthouse dates from the 19th century. The expansion of trade, the birth of colonial empires, and the transportation of millions of immigrants all called for a better system of identifying coastlines. The lighthouses, solitary and beautiful, will survive, but lighthouse keepers are another matter. Victims of the electronic age, they are no longer needed when the lighthouse can so easily be maintained by automation in the modern era of technology. The documentary was filmed at the lighthouses of Ar-Men, Cordouan, Kereon, and Le Creac'h in France; Bonavista, Cape Race, Sable Island, and Pointe Amour in Canada; Bell Rock and Longstone in Great Britain; and, in the United States, Boston, Portland, Maine, and the Statue of Liberty, in New York City.","","[u'Canada', u'New York City', u'Liberty', u'France', u'United States', u'Boston', u'Portland']","[u'immigrants', u'transportation', u'automation', u'history']","" "asp3295252-marc","stream","","Latino :the changing face of America","","59 min","","By 2035, Latinos will represent 35% of the U.S. population. How will this impact America's political, social, economic and cultural future? In 2016, will Latinos pick the next U.S. president? Immigration has played an important role in the history of the United States, yet Latinos are not becoming Americans like the immigrants before them. In 2012, Latinos as a group, had overwhelmingly voted for President Obama (75% to 27%) and thus given him a second term in office. That day, Latinos as a unified demographic, demonstrated that they can indeed pick the next President. Republicans and Democrats realize they need the Latino electorate. But to what extent has Latino influence already changed the identity and economic structure of the country?","[u'Frias, Roxanne']","[u'United States']","[u'immigrants', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1167150-167151","stream","","White Earth :an oil boom through a child's eyes","","20 min","","James (13) lives in the remote, oil-boom town of White Earth, ND with his father. Unable to enroll in the local school, he spends his days wandering the town and playing video games while his father works long hours for an oil service company. Leevi (11) is a 5th-grader from nearby Stanley. Her family has lived in North Dakota for generations and while they benefitting economically from the boom by leasing land rights to oil companies, they have strong reservations about the changes it is bringing to their beloved home. Elena (11) is a new arrival in Leevi's 5th grade class. She and her family are Mexican immigrants that fled economic hardship in California's central valley so Elena's father could seek oil work. Rather than separate the family, Elena's mother, Flor, insisted that they all move to North Dakota where the family of five shares cramped living quarters in an RV with a single bedroom. Each story intertwines with the others intimately exploring themes of childhood, family, immigration, community, the environment, and the price of the American Dream.","[u'Jensen, J. Christian']","[u'United Kingdom', u'Stanley', u'Mexico']","[u'video games', u'immigrants', u'games', u'american', u'family']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2866776-cbsv","stream","","Sunday morning.S. B. 1070 /producers, George Osterkamp, Jon Carras","","9 minutes","","S.B. 1070 is the controversial new Arizona immigration law, parts of which a federal judge found unconstitutional last month. As the appeal of that decision works its way toward the Supreme Court, the argument in the court of public opinion goes on as well. Our Cover Story is reported by John Blackstone.","[u'Osterkamp, George', u'Blackstone, John', u'Carras, Jon']","[u'United States', u'George', u'South Africa']","[u'public opinion', u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "asp2042449-curv","stream","","24 days in Brooks","2007","42 min","","Over the course of a decade Brooks, Alberta, transformed from a socially conservative, primarily white town to one of the most diverse places in Canada as immigrants and refugees flocked to find jobs at the Lakeside Packers slaughterhouse. This film is a portrait of those people working together and adapting to change through the first-ever strike at Lakeside.","[u'Inkster, Dana', u'Thompson, Bonnie']","[u'Lakeside', u'Canada', u'United States']","[u'immigrants', u'refugees']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100053159","stream","","Snakeheads :Chinese ""People Smugglers","1996","26 min.","[u'Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television']","The United States is home to more than a million Chinese immigrants who make up about one percent of the unlawful immigrant population in the U.S. Nine-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Jon Alpert travels to China's Fujian province, where people pay more than","","[u'China']","[u'united states', u'immigrants', u'chinese', u'population']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100044450","stream","","Of God and Caesar :God in America - How Religious Liberty Shaped America","2010","60 min.","[u'God in America: How Religious Liberty Shaped America']","The final hour of God in America brings the series into the present day, exploring the religious and political aspirations of conservative evangelicals' moral crusade over divisive social issues like abortion and gay marriage. Their embrace of presidential politics would end in disappointment in the 2008 election, and questions about the mixing of religion and politics. New waves of immigrants from Asia, the Middle East and Latin America made the United States the most religiously diverse nation on earth. God in America closes with reflections on the role of faith in the public life of the country.","","[u'United States', u'Philippines']","[u'faith', u'life', u'series', u'immigrants', u'abortion', u'united states', u'religion', u'waves', u'politics']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "kan1088261-88262","stream","","Admission Impossible","","55 min","","Following World War Two, one of the largest mass migrations in history took place. More than five million people came to Australia, transforming it into the most multicultural country on earth. However, this was never meant to be. For much of the 20th century, successive Australian governments pursued a policy of deporting and barring entry to any race of people they considered undesirable. This was known as the White Australia policy. Admission Impossible is the true story of the behind-the-scenes political forces and propaganda campaigns that attempted to populate Australia with ""pure white"" migrants. The fear of being ""swamped"" with Asian immigrants kept this policy in place for over seven decades. This compelling story of how the shifts and upheavals in Asia, from colonial control to emerging new nations, caused great unease in Australia and strengthened the government's resolve to keep Australia ""white"" and ""European"". Eyewitness accounts and recently discovered confidential documents reveal how immigration officers carried out racial selectivity following examination by medical officers for signs of ""colour"". The White Australia policy was officially scrapped in 1972. Today Australia is still coming to terms with being part of the Asian region. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Chris Oliver, Harry Bardwell (ABC) Director: Alec Morgan Writer: Alec Morgan, Don Catchlove (Narration), Paul Barry (Narration) DOP/Cinematographer: Pieter de Vries, Andre Lada (Additional Camera), Neil Mansfield (Additional Camera) ANDRE LADA NEIL MANSFIELD Narrator/Presenter: Paul Barry Featured People: James Dunn, John Curtin, Arthur Lock Chang, Arthur Calwell, Bernard Freedman, Greg Humphries, Elmar Saarepere, Keith Stodden, Dr Suzanne Rutland, Robert Menzies, Michael Thwaites, King Fong, Geoff Woodley, AG Townley, Al Grassby Principal Cast: Peter Saleh, Gerrit Fokkema, Pamela Chan, Ken Liao.","[u'Morgan, Alec', u'Oliver, Chris', u'Bardwell, Harry']","[u'Philippines', u'Australia']","[u'sound', u'race', u'immigrants', u'war', u'broadcasting', u'world war', u'propaganda', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp3233356-marc","stream","","Alienated :undocumented immigrant youth","","28 min","","Alienated gives voice to undocumented youth immigrants facing the challenges of life after high school with no options for legalized work or college. Through interviews with legal counselors, youth service providers, and activitsts on both sides of the immigration debate, Alienated examines what it means to be young, able, and ""illegal"" in America.","[u'Gutierrez, Adam']","","[u'youth', u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films', u'Educational films']" "asp3401971-marc","stream","","Road to the White House.Part 1","","49 min","[u'Road to the White House']","The Road to the White House tells the story of how Irish immigrants to the United States rose from impoverished, despised, disorganized outsiders to elect John F. Kennedy as the country's first (and so far, only) non-Protestant, non-Anglo Saxon president. The series, filmed in both Ireland and America, follows the rise of Irish-American political machines in cities like New York, Boston, Kansas City and Chicago and features contributions from Pulitzer Prize winning authors such as Robert Caro and Jack Beatty.

The three-part series tell the story of six unique and powerful Irish-American politicians whose ancestors all came to America as impoverished Irish immigrants. The Irish, by the very process of coming to America, changed the country. They were the first immigrant group in the US who seized upon politics as a means of making a living and they left a permanent mark on the American political landscape which stills resonates today. The series opens in New York in the mid 1800s with the story of Richard 'Boss' Croker, it continues in New York with the story of Alfred E. Smith. The series also covers the Kansas Machine with the story of 'Boss' Tom Pendergast before moving on to Boston with James Michael Curley, to Chicago with the Major Richard J. Daley Story and ending with the John F. Kennedy election victory.","[u'Keane, Datha\xed', u'Seoighe, Eileen', u'Smith, Alfred Emanuel', u'Wall, Steve', u'Seoighe, Br\xedd', u'Croker, Richard']","[u'Chicago', u'Boston', u'Kansas City', u'United States', u'New York', u'Ireland']","[u'series', u'immigrants', u'american', u'united states', u'politicians', u'authors', u'politics']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp1652611-flon","stream","Shah, Byron","The mischievous Ravi","2001","13 min","","With gentle humor, this short fiction film captures the plight of a young man caught between the traditional ways of his immigrant Indian parents and the freer lifestyle of his American peers. Working in his parent s convenience store, Ravi flirts with a seductive classmate all the while his parents are hatching a proper arranged marriage for him. But Ravi's high spirits are not to be cramped by his austere parents. This charming film captures the experience of second generation immigrants in our multicultural society.","","[u'United States', u'India']","[u'arranged marriage', u'immigrants', u'american', u'indian', u'parents', u'marriage']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2715052-envv","stream","","Little Alien","","52 min","","The past is painful, the present is inhumane and the future is uncertain; but these young immigrants are not giving up yet. They're alive because they fled. But in the lands that offer shelter from war and persecution these young asylum seekers face an existence spent in life's waiting rooms. This intimate portrait follows them as they try to negotiate a complex and contradictory legal system and carve out a life in the no-man's-land they inhabit. Yet each new challenge is met with a mixture of tenacity, guile and humour as they adapt to the insanity of the environment they are trapped in.","[u'Kusturica, Nina']","","[u'environment', u'life', u'immigrants', u'war']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1115937-115938","stream","","Scenes From a Parish","","","","In 2001, an irreverent, young, Harvard-educated Catholic priest arrived at Saint Patrick Parish in the hard-pressed former mill town of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Father Paul O'Brien soon discovered that trying to foster an inclusive community amidst the ethnic tensions of this working-class, multicultural parish would be no mean feat. Older parishioners like Edna McGregor were resentful of a new generation of immigrants - people like the tattooed Elvys Guzman, a former gang-banger from Santo Domingo - who was seen playing basketball with other Latino teenagers in the parish center. Meanwhile more idealistic parishioners like Peggy Oliveto were trying to reach out to those in need but faced cultural entanglements that grew more complicated with the passage of time. Filmed over four years, Scenes from a Parish explores the personal stories a Catholic parish struggling to reconcile the ideals of faith with the cultural realities of a globalized United States. Filmmaker: James Rutenbeck","[u'Rutenbeck, James']","[u'United States', u'Dominican Republic', u'Santo Domingo', u'Lawrence']","[u'faith', u'immigrants', u'teenagers']","" "asp2183067-ebap","stream","","New Zealand","","13 min","[u'Exploring the world series']","This fact-filled journey across New Zealand offers viewers an insider's look at this fascinating country. We begin in Queenstown, which is located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and overlooks New Zealand's Southern Alps, a popular destination known for its wide range of outdoor activities. Next stop is Christchurch, founded in 1850 as a Church of England colony; it is known as the most British city outside of Britain and is nicknamed the ""Garden City."" Lyttelton Harbor, Port Cooper, we discover is South Island's leading port; it is a natural harbor formed in the crater of an extinct volcano; also we see Port Hills, which separate Lyttelton Harbor from the city of Christchurch. Dunedin, situated on the southeastern coast of South Island, was founded in 1848 by Scottish immigrants and is called ""The Scotland of New Zealand."" Its premier landmark is Larnach Castle, the country's only castle. Originally built in 1871 by William Larnach, it is privately owned by the Barker family today and offers a vision of past and present times. Lastly to Rotorua, on the North Island, this spa and geyser city sits on top of the most thermal spots in the country and is the center of the Maori culture.","[u'DeBoer, Mieke', u'DeBoer, Jake', u'Barry, Catherine']","[u'United Kingdom', u'Queenstown', u'South Africa', u'Rotorua', u'United States', u'Christchurch', u'Garden City', u'New Zealand', u'Dunedin']","[u'immigrants', u'family']","[u'Travelogues (Television programs)']" "kan1268046-268047","stream","","Carved in silence","","47 min","","Carved in Silence tells the story of Chinese immigrants who were detained at the United States Immigration Station at Angel Island in San Francisco Bay during the little known Chinese Exclusion era. The film examines the genesis of racially discriminatory immigration policies, its reality, and its consequences. Interviews are intercut with historical footage and dramatic re-enactments to powerfully translate the impact of public policies into human terms.","[u'Lowe, Felicia']","[u'China']","[u'united states', u'immigrants', u'chinese']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100113508","stream","","Ethnic Fragmentation in Canada","","28 min., 12 sec.","[u'The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century']","Vancouver: Hong Kong East- Prior to the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong, thousands of wealthy businessmen moved their families to Vancouver, causing a collision of cultures. What has happened since 1997? Montreal: An Island of French- Trying to preserve their culture, Quebec welcomes immigrants and pays to teach them French.","","[u'United States', u'China', u'Vancouver', u'Hong Kong', u'France']","[u'immigrants', u'families', u'businessmen', u'chinese']","[u'Internet videos']" "kan1167765-167766","stream","","The New Immigrants: A New America","","34 min","","Here, learn how widespread immigration during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era transformed U.S. society. Delve into the diverse factors underlying immigration, and the perceived threats and social problems posed by immigrants. Observe how society at large reacted to the influx, and grasp the ways in which immigrants fundamentally changed the nation..","","","[u'immigrants']","[u'North American Studies', u'Educational films']" "fod100114482","stream","","Operation Streamline :Criminalizing Unauthorized Border Crossing","","50 min., 3 sec.","[u'Dan Rather Reports on Immigration']","On this episode of Dan Rather Reports, the program explores the benefits and criticisms of Operation Streamline. Topics include: immigration reform, the for-profit prison industry, crossing the border illegally, and the right to due process.","[u'Rather, Dan']","","[u'industry', u'immigration', u'prison']","" "kan2413720-1413721","stream","","Most beautiful island","","81 minutes","","A psychological thriller examining the plight of undocumented female immigrants hoping to make a life in New York City. Shot on Super 16mm with an intimate, voyeuristic sensibility, MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND chronicles one harrowing day in the life of Luciana, a young immigrant woman struggling to make ends meet while striving to escape her past.","[u'Asensio, Ana']","[u'United States', u'Most', u'Czech Republic', u'New York City']","[u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Feature films']" "asp3644103-marc","stream","","POV. Hecho en Los Angeles Made in L. A. =","","70 minutes","[u'POV']","Made in L.A. traces the moving transformation of three Latina garment workers on the fault lines of global economic change who decide they must resist. Through a groundbreaking lawsuit and consumer boycott, they fight to establish an important legal and moral precedent holding an American retailer liable for the labor conditions under which its products are manufactured. But more than this, Made in L.A. provides an insider's view into both the struggles of recent immigrants and into the organizing process itself: the enthusiasm, discouragement, hard-won victories and ultimate self-empowerment.","[u'Forever 21 (Firm)', u'Carracedo, Almudena', u'Bahar, Robert']","[u'United States', u'Italy', u'Latina', u'Los Angeles']","[u'american', u'immigrants', u'change', u'labor']","[u'Feature films', u'Documentary films']" "fod100070822","stream","","Immigrants and Loyalty ","","51 sec","[u'Luminaries']","Professor of history Gary Gerstle explains that as the United States prepared to enter World War I, there was growing concern in the U.S. about the loyalty of immigrants, since many of them had come from countries that America would be fighting. Professor Gerstle adds that even people who had previously welcomed immigrants began to change their minds, ""...and Roosevelt himself began to have doubts about the unrestricted flow of Europeans into American society at that point.""","","[u'United States', u'Roosevelt']","[u'immigrants', u'united states', u'society', u'american', u'world war', u'war', u'change', u'history']","" "asp1752091-vast","stream","","Liberty, U.S.A","2009","52 min..","[u'VAST: academic video online']","The noble idea of """"Liberty"""" means different things to different people. And it is forever in jeopardy and conflict... In the United States, it feels like all highways lead to places with the same name -- more than 200 towns and counties named Liberty. A journey to half a dozen of them is a window on the state of America in the 21st century -- places that struggle with a variety of issues that define their notion of freedom, such as tolerance in a post 9/11 world, religion, illegal immigration, racism... Each town offers its own story, told with great insight and a sense of humour by director Alan Handel, who highlights his tale with surprising and sometimes quirky archival material and a cast of memorable characters - as colourful as the country itself.","[u'Handel, Alan']","[u'United States', u'Liberty']","[u'lead', u'freedom', u'insight', u'immigration', u'liberty', u'racism', u'religion', u'struggle']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100038214","stream","","Street Scenes of New York City in Early 1900s ca. 1901","","1 min., 24 sec.","","Thomas Edison's invention of the photograph led to the development of cameras that could capture moving images. Several early films depicted scenes of New York City at the dawn of the 20th century, a time in which large numbers of European immigrants caused the city to grow rapidly into one of the most important business and industry centers in the world.","","[u'United States', u'New York City']","[u'immigrants', u'business']","[u'Newsreels', u'Internet videos']" "asp2796601-silf","stream","","The immigrant","","25 min","","Chaplin and Purviance are immigrants who meet on the boat to America, broke but in love.","[u'Chaplin, Charlie']","","[u'immigrants']","[u'Silent films', u'Comedy films']" "fod100038641","stream","","Immigrants Arrive in New York Harbor ca. 1900s","","1 min., 10 sec.","","The port of Ellis Island was built in 1892 to accommodate an increasing number of immigrants to the United States. Between 1892 and its closure in 1954, Ellis Island processed more than 12 million immigrants.","","[u'United States']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Newsreels', u'Internet videos']" "asp2233581-ahiv","stream","","USA, it's our history","2006","100 min","[u'American history in video']","America has relied on its movie industry in order to spread its sense of values ... in order to educate and integrate successive waves of immigrants from different cultural backgrounds. Hollywood brought to the screen major events, great men and mythical heroes of the American history. In a vast cinematic canvas of 10 chapters, the film explores the founding principles of the American nation, from the 'Mayflower' to the 1960's - as shown in the cinema. Two American writers, Jim Harrison and Russell Banks, will comment on particular historic episodes and how they are illustrated in the movies.","[u'Meurice, Jean Michel']","[u'United States', u'Hollywood']","[u'american', u'immigrants', u'men', u'waves']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2388871-busv","stream","","Retailers target hispanic dollars :Wolfe Pereira","2013","6 min..","[u'Business education in video']","Steven Wolfe Pereira, Executive Vice President at Mediavest, and Carlos Gutierrez, Chairman of Immigration Reform at Republican Party of Washington, discuss the spending power of Hispanics in the U.S. and targeting by retailers. They speak on Bloomberg Television's 'Bloomberg Surveillance.'","","[u'United States', u'Washington']","[u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "asp1003084643-ahiv","stream","","Arrival of emigrants , Ellis Island","1906","3 min","[u'American history in video', u'New York at the turn of the century']","Depicts scenes at the Immigration Depot and a nearby dock on Ellis Island. Appears to show, first, a group of immigrants lined up to board a vessel leaving the island, then another group arriving at the island and being directed off of the dock and into the Depot by a uniformed official.","[u'Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.)', u'Bitzer, G. W.']","","[u'immigrants']","" "fod100070934","stream","","Immigration Following World War I (Part One) ","","1 min 36 sec","[u'Luminaries']","Professor of history Gary Gerstle explains that after World War I, "". . . the country pretty much decided, not right away, but pretty quickly, that it could not take any more foreigners."" The only immigrants welcomed from that point forward were certain Europeans, ""...who were deemed to be racially superior,"" Professor Gerstle says.","","[u'United States']","[u'immigrants', u'war', u'world war', u'history']","" "asp2103679-curv","stream","","Asia","2013","60 min","[u'Equator']","In Indonesia, Simon visits a village of sea gypsies and meets tribespeople who want to adopt him. Simon Reeve continues his epic journey in Asia and finds himself on a sun-kissed island in the far west of Indonesia, the world's largest archipelagic nation -- a collection of perhaps 18,000 islands that are home to more than 220 million people speaking hundreds of languages. Children on the island have never seen a foreigner before, but locals welcome their visitors and invite Simon hunting. On mainland Sumatra, he hears fears about bird flu and meets the matrilineal Minang people. Men live as guests in their wives' familial homes, and women propose marriage (Minang men call their daughters 'iron butterflies'). In Kalimantan, conservationists warn that hundreds of orangutans in Borneo -- the only great apes living outside Africa -- are killed each year as a result of illegal logging; a large tree can be worth 10,000 dollars. In recent years, there have been regular mass-killings in Borneo of immigrants who have arrived from other Indonesian islands (often due to a government policy of trans-migration) by the Dayak head-hunters. One of the men tells Simon why the killings happened and how his family were involved, then offers to adopt Simon. Not wanting to appear rude, Simon accepts, and the next day (following local customs) he gives his """"father"""" a fine pair of trousers, is then blessed with chicken blood, presented with a short sword and adopted. Three Christian schoolgirls were recently beheaded on the island of Sulawesi, which has a long history of violence between Muslims and Christians. Simon visits a camp of militant Muslims who refuse to answer any questions about their involvement in the fighting; Simon tries to break the ice by joining them for a game of football. On Indonesia's beautiful Togean Islands, Simon stays in a village of 'sea-gypsies' who live in stilt-houses. Expert divers, they take Simon fishing for octopus, and then let him win an underwater breath-holding contest. Simon and the crew then head back to the mainland to get a flight out of Indonesia but are caught in floods that kill at least 220 locals.","[u'Reeve, Simon', u'Kemp, Darren']","[u'Philippines', u'Indonesia']","[u'head', u'violence', u'family', u'floods', u'immigrants', u'muslims', u'marriage', u'fishing', u'men', u'islands', u'women', u'children', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100052323","stream","","Southern Exposure :Causes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration","2010","52 min.","","Three years in the making, Southern Exposure tears down a curtain of lies, half-truths, and misinformation to scrutinize the many aspects of illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States. The result is a hard-hitting investigation that chronicles the backstories of drug cartels and human trafficking, the effects of demographic changes, the resurgence of contagious diseases, and the escalation of racism. Southern Exposure is unflinching in identifying the consequences of illegal immigration, sensitive to those who risk everything to make the border-crossing, and comprehensive in its analysis of the effects-both direct and indirect.","","[u'United States', u'Mexico']","[u'cartels', u'risk', u'mexico', u'racism', u'drug', u'immigration', u'tears', u'diseases']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films']" "fod1000146226","stream","","15 : A Quinceañera Story :;Ashley","","28 min 2 sec","[u'15: A Quincea\xf1era Story']","While training for her amateur debut as a boxer in East Los Angeles, Ashley must navigate the pressures her family feels due to their immigration status: her mother is a Dreamer who came to the U.S. as a child and her father has been deported. As Ashley prepares for both her boxing match and her quinceañera, she worries her boxing coach may also face deportation and miss her special day.","","[u'United States', u'East Los Angeles']","[u'deportation', u'training', u'family', u'boxing', u'father', u'immigration', u'face', u'child']","" "kan1122559-122560","stream","","The Immigrant Experience: The Long, Long Journey","","","","The hopes and conflicts of all immigrants are seen through the eyes of the boy Janek, and in a warm scene at the program's close, Janek the man looks at his dreams of a lifetime being realized through his grandchildren. An LCA release. Awards: Chicago, Columbus, National Educational, Oakland Film Festivals","","[u'United States', u'Chicago']","[u'immigrants', u'dreams']","" "fod1000130161","stream","","Hope Against Hopeless ","","42 min 42 sec","","The video deals with the causes that provoke the refugee 'waves' and the trespass of Human Rights. It aims to shed light at the illegal movement of immigrants and refugees from Syria to Turkey and later on into Cyprus. Shocking images of immigrants at the borders of Syria and Iraq oscillate between hope and hopelessness. The political position of Turkey, the position of the International Amnesty and the never ending struggle of people striving for a better quality of life are some of the major issues touched by this documentary.","","[u'Turkey', u'Syria', u'Iraq', u'Cyprus']","[u'life', u'quality of life', u'light', u'refugee', u'immigrants', u'struggle', u'iraq', u'refugees', u'hope', u'movement']","" "fod1000142782","stream","","Demographic Shifts and Biblical Ideals Contribute to Evangelical Immigration Stance (5/16/13) ","","7 min 9 sec","","While lawmakers in Washington continue work on overhauling American immigration policy, Ray Suarez reports from Colorado, where members of the Evangelical Christian community are advocating passage of immigration reform to respond to demographic shifts in membership.","","[u'United States', u'Brazil', u'Washington', u'Colorado']","[u'american', u'work', u'immigration']","" "asp3366726-marc","stream","","This world.Invasion of Lampedusa","","53 minutes","","This World finds out how a crisis on a tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean is changing the face of immigration in Europe. In spring 2011, in the wake of the uprisings across the Arab world, the Italian island of Lampedusa, just 70 miles from the African coast, has seen the arrival of over 40,000 migrants from Tunisia and Libya. This programme charts how, within weeks, its small migrant reception centre is overflowing, and the island's tourist economy faces meltdown. The islanders openly revolt, blockading the small port and riot in the streets.","[u'Gammon, Lottie', u'Lambert, Olly']","[u'Tunisia', u'Italy', u'Libya']","[u'europe', u'libya', u'tunisia', u'streets', u'immigration', u'face', u'arab', u'african', u'islands', u'economy', u'italian']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2786478-cbsv","stream","","Locked up for life?","2000","13 min","[u'60 minutes']","This segment describes the plight of immigrants in prison awaiting deportation to a country that will not accept them. Steve Kroft reports.","[u'Kroft, Steve', u'Devine, L. Franklin']","","[u'immigrants']","[u'Television news programs']" "fod100039150","stream","","Prejudice :more than black and white","2008","35 min.","","Muslims, blacks, gays, people with disabilities, and immigrants of every ethnicity and color: they and many other groups have stood in the spotlight glare of intolerance, easy targets for every sort of discrimination and violence. What makes people prone to irrational hate, and what steps can individuals and society take to eradicate it? In this program, psychology professors Susan Fiske, of Princeton University, and Mahzarin Banaji, of Harvard University; representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other pro-tolerance groups; and victims of prejudice share their insights and experiences. A pro-gay Baptist minister who formerly took a biblical stance against homosexuality and an ex-Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who now speaks out for tolerance also offer their views. Contains inflammatory language and images. Recommended for grades 9-college.","","","[u'discrimination', u'homosexuality', u'immigrants', u'psychology', u'ethnicity']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100040203","stream","","Coyote :immigration case study","2008","58 min.","","For guidance northward, illegal immigrants from Latin America frequently enlist mercenary escorts known as ""coyotes."" This program examines one such charming and unseemly figure and the three Guatemalans who have placed their trust in him. Viewers follow the nervous foursome through checkpoints and river crossings as they employ unreliable forged documents and take on false identities-while facing physical danger and the constant threat of deportation. Ultimately, the film echoes the heady and traumatic experiences known to millions of undocumented immigrants-especially since only one of the protagonists gains any tangible success from the journey.","","","[u'immigrants', u'success']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100038436","stream","","Thousands in London Protest the Death Sentence in Sacco and Vanzetti Trial ca. 1927","","4 min., 28 sec.","","The conviction and eventual execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolommeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants in the United States, drew worldwide protests. Many viewed the pair's anarchist views and status as immigrants as chiefly contributing to their being convicted of killing two men, which took place during the height of the Red Scare.","","[u'United States', u'Italy']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Newsreels', u'Internet videos']" "fod100070943","stream","","Degrees of Whiteness ","","1 min 29 sec","[u'Luminaries']","Professor of American studies and history Matthew Frye Jacobson talks about violence carried out against immigrants, as well as a curious duality in the way European immigrants were viewed in the early twentieth century. Professor Jacobson explains that such immigrants were legally white and had the rights and privileges that went with that designation. But, at the same time, their whiteness was highly contested and seen in different ways by different people.","","[u'United States']","[u'american', u'immigrants', u'history', u'european', u'violence']","" "kan1114173-114174","stream","","In between days","","82 min.","","Award winner at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, In between days conveys an extraordinary sense of intimacy in depicting a young Korean immigrant's journey toward self-discovery.","[u'Kim, So Yong']","[u'South Korea']","[u'korean', u'immigrants']","[u'Feature Films']" "asp2350335-busv","stream","","U.S.-China mistrust on multiple issues :Chovanec","2013","5 min..","[u'Business education in video']","Patrick Chovanec, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, and Carlos Gutierrez, Chairman of Immigration Reform at Republican Party of Washington, discuss the relationship between the U.S. and China. They speak on Bloomberg Television's 'Bloomberg Surveillance.'","[u'Keene, Tom', u'Eisen, Sara']","[u'United States', u'China', u'Washington']","[u'management', u'china', u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "fod100011503","stream","","A Teacher affects eternity","2000","56 min.","[u'Only a Teacher: The Impact of Teachers on American Public Education']","Since the 1830s, public schools have spread into every corner of America. Then and now, what kind of people have been called to teach in these schools? This program explores the importance of educators in the lives of their students, emphasizing a teacher's influence as role model, as upholder of society's norms, and even as agent of social change. Dedicated women who spent their careers teaching newly freed slaves and turn-of-the-century teachers of immigrants are profiled, as well as exemplary instructors of today's struggling teenagers. Education reformer Theodore Sizer, education historian David Tyack, and author Frank McCourt are featured.","","","[u'immigrants', u'teachers', u'slaves', u'schools', u'teaching', u'public schools', u'education', u'women']","[u'Educational films']" "asp2173436-artv","stream","","In the footsteps of Rene Richard","2003","50 min","","The painter René Richard (1895-1982), the son of Swiss immigrants who settled in Alberta, lived the first half of his life in the woods under very challenging circumstances. His goal was to obtain greater self-knowledge. Richard chose to live among the Crie and Inuit, and it was their vast open spaces that nurtured his need to be an artist. In 1927, he journeyed to Paris to study painting. There he encountered the Canadian painter Clarence Gagnon, who became his mentor. Upon his return to Canada in 1930, he resumed the life of a trapper in Manitoba. In 1938 he moved to Baie St-Paul (Quebec), where, until his death, he painted his colorful and luminous landscapes in a style characteristic of 1950's Quebec expressionism.","[u'Pelletier, Esther', u'Sauve, Linda', u'Richard, Ren\xe9', u'Rochelle, Joanne']","[u'Canada', u'United States', u'Swaziland']","[u'swiss', u'life', u'immigrants', u'landscapes']","[u'Documentary film']" "fod100046039","stream","","Illegal Jewish Immigration to Palestine, 1946","1946","2 min.","[u'The WPA Film Library']","Illegal Jewish immigrants arrive in Palestine, and stash of stolen weapons in found in a school.","","[u'United States', u'Palestine']","[u'weapons', u'immigrants']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100046040","stream","","Camps for Illegal Jewish Immigrants, 1946","1946","2 min.","[u'The WPA Film Library']","Illegal Jewish immigrants (to Palestine) are kept at camps in Cyprus where they await decision on their fate.","","[u'United States', u'Palestine', u'Cyprus']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100050757","stream","","Carrying the Swing","2009","52 min.","","For over 40 years there has been a musical conversation between Bristol and Jamaica. Caribbean immigrants brought their music with them when they first settled in the St Pauls area of Bristol during the 1960s. Today's trip-hop, jungle, drum'n'bass, and dancehall continue to document this relationship. Watch interviews with some of the key players, from the early days of blues parties in private houses in the 1960s, to the rivalry of the first sound systems. Roni Size recalls listening to Prince Buster and Studio One recordings as a kid, and following Shaka International; Miles Johnson and Tricky reminisce about Dennis Brown and Scratch Perry shows. Now, Mighty and Size have created studios which support the music in the way that King Jammy does in Jamaica, while Bristol-evolved styles like jungle have been imported back into Jamaica and influenced co-operatives like Main Street Crew to edge reggae in new directions.","","[u'United States', u'Jamaica']","[u'sound', u'immigrants', u'music', u'listening']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp3566069-marc","stream","","Limbo","","54 minutes","","Imagine that one of the people most dear to you is suddenly taken by the police, imprisoned and expelled from Italy. Imagine what could happen to your father, your partner, your mother, a son or a brother. This is not for committing a crime or a violent act, but only for the lack of proper documentation. And 'what a real danger so distressing for the families of many immigrants placed in our society but in conflict with the bureaucracy. This is the reality experienced by Alejandro, Bouchaib, and Peter Karim, detained in CIE (Centers for Identification and Expulsion) in Turin, Trapani and Rome - often far away from their homes - and their families, who are waiting in limbo to find out if their loved ones will return home or be sent away from Italy. Limbo tells their stories waiting, anger and fear, of suffering in the balance between different families and cultures. Stories in which children seem to only be able to endure the suffering destinies and the absence of fathers and the women have to bear the weight of an unjust law and heartless.","[u'Calore, Matteo', u'Hofer, Gustav']","[u'United States', u'Rome', u'Italy', u'Turin', u'Trapani']","[u'families', u'reality', u'danger', u'fathers', u'immigrants', u'crime', u'society', u'suffering', u'anger', u'home', u'law', u'children', u'women']","[u'Feature films', u'Documentary films']" "fod100128453","stream","","Antonio Skármeta","","46 min., 25 sec.","[u'A Fondo-In Their Own Words']","Antonio Skármetta is the grandson of a family of immigrants from Dalmatia. He is one of the greatest literary figures of his country and internationally famous for his novel Ardiente Paciencia - El cartero de Neruda (The Postman - 1985) which was adapted to film in 1995. In 1975, the young Skármetta published his first novel: Soñé que la nieve ardía (I Dreamed that the Snow was Burning).","[u'Sk\xe1rmeta, Antonio']","","[u'immigrants', u'family']","[u'Internet videos']" "fod100046041","stream","","Release of Illegal Jewish Immigrants, 1946","1946","1 min.","[u'The WPA Film Library']","Jewish immigrants, released from detention in Cyprus, arrive at Haifa, Palestine.","","[u'Palestine', u'United States', u'Israel', u'Haifa', u'Cyprus']","[u'immigrants', u'cyprus']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films']" "fod100052691","stream","","Refugee Slum in Malaysia :Refugee Camp in Kenya","2011","55 min.","[u'Go Back to Where You Came From (Season 1)']","In Malaysia - a common stop on the dangerous path to a new life in Australia - 100,000 people live in illegal refugee slums. In the second episode of Go Back to Where You Came From, our six participants spend several days living with 50 Burmese refugees in a small, one-bathroom apartment. In addition, the group goes on a border patrol in an effort to hunt down human smugglers and participates in a large-scale midnight raid on a construction site to capture illegal immigrants who live and work there. The show concludes with three of the group pressing on to northern Kenya, where they register as refugees at a huge UN-managed camp called simply Kakuma: ""Nowhere.","","[u'Kenya', u'Australia', u'India', u'UN']","[u'life', u'immigrants', u'refugees']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100045755","stream","","Illegal Immigration in America, ca 1935","1935","2 min.","[u'The WPA Film Library']","Capitol Journal Illegal Immigration; archival footage of immigrants at Ellis Island; Rep. Martin Dies of Texas blames immigrants for Depression-era unemployment; VO discussion of US immigration restrictions and the pro-Anglo-Saxon bias of the system; Post","","[u'United States', u'Texas']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp2724046-vast","stream","","Adelante","","50 min","","Adelante showcases an Irish Catholic church on the outskirts of Philadelphia that is attracting the patronage of Mexican immigrants in the area. With a personal glimpse at the lives of the vibrant community members - a remarkable Irish American priest, young Mexican immigrants, and older Irish parishioners - the film shows how churchgoers from various backgrounds have forged meaningful and heartfelt bonds of friendship and understanding. Once moribund, the church has become a place for American parishioners to learn about, accept, and embrace a group of immigrants that breathes new life into the community. The film shares the expectant joy of the newly arrived families as they establish lives in an unfamiliar, often bewildering country that offers opportunities entangled with sometimes painful compromises. At its core, Adelante is a celebration of two groups' growth and an embrace of their evolving community.","[u'Osband, Noam', u'Catholic Church']","[u'United States', u'Philadelphia', u'Ireland', u'Mexico']","[u'life', u'families', u'bonds', u'immigrants', u'american', u'friendship', u'catholic church']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp3359870-marc","stream","","Emigration planet.Episode 4,A Somalian in Paris","","15 min","","It is in Malta where Patrick Zachmann met Abdirissak. It was here that he became interested in illegal immigrants who failed by the thousands on European coasts. Abdirissak is one of them and waits in a camp. No one knows that the young Somalian youth will be selected by France, which officially welcomes a hundred Africans to relieve Malta. Patrick followed Abdirissak and tells his extraordinary story of Somalia at war at home in Nanterre, where he follows the integration process to become French.","[u'Zachmann, Patrick']","[u'Nanterre', u'Somalia', u'Malta', u'France']","[u'youth', u'immigrants', u'africans', u'war']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2542895-blsv","stream","","Black Americans and black immigrants","1989","27 min.","[u'Black studies in video', u""Tony Brown's Journal""]","This panel discussion, directed by Bob Morris, features black Americans and black immigrants.","[u'Morris, Bob']","","[u'discussion', u'immigrants', u'americans']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1092972-92973","stream","","The Snowy: A Dream of Growing Up","","","","The Snowy Mountains Scheme remains one of the greatest engineering feats in the world today but behind the story of engineering and construction is the story of the people who built the dream, the story of the people behind the power. An estimated 100,000 people worked on the Scheme between 1949 and 1974, the year of its completion. Two thirds of them were immigrants from over 40 countries around the world. The Snowy is a story of social, cultural and political change told through the experiences of those who worked on the scheme. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Bruce Moir Director: Stephen Ramsey Writer: Stephen Ramsey DOP/Cinematographer: Joel Peterson Narrator/Presenter: Narrator: Noni Hazlehurst","","[u'Australia']","[u'sound', u'engineering', u'immigrants', u'copyright', u'broadcasting']","" "fod100048012","stream","","Industrial New York :Filthy Cities","2011","50 min.","[u'Filthy Cities: A History of Public Sanitation (or Lack Thereof)']","Fleeing persecution, poverty, and famine, millions of 19th-century Europeans arrived in a place that seemed worse than what they'd escaped-a seething Manhattan in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. This program uses eye-opening computer reconstructions to envision what waves of immigrants had to accept. It was a city consumed by filth and corruption, with a massive populace crammed into the slums of Lower Manhattan. The film looks at some of the disease-carrying parasites that thrived in overcrowded tenement buildings and shows what it was like to cook with improvised 19th-century ingredients-clothes dye and floor cleaner-to disguise the taste of fetid meat. But viewers will also marvel at feats of engineering that transformed the sullied New York landscape into a metropolis worthy of the world's esteem. A BBC/Discovery Co-production.","","[u'United States', u'New York', u'Manhattan']","[u'slums', u'engineering', u'immigrants', u'buildings', u'waves']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp2092917-ebap","stream","","Shackled immigrants","","26 min","[u""Tony Brown's journal""]","An exploratory examination of how slavery and racism impacted the social and economic progress of African-Americans as compared to other immigrant groups.","[u'Brown, Tony']","[u'United States']","[u'immigrants', u'racism', u'slavery']","[u'Television news programs']" "kan1139773-139774","stream","","This Is Nollywood","","57 min","","The story of Nigeria's home grown film industry, which is gaining recognition as a cultural and cinematic phenomenon. First came Hollywood, then Bollywood and now Nollywood, Nigeria's booming film industry, which released 2000 feature features in 2006 alone. Where else can you shoot a full-length dramatic film for {dollar}10,000 in 7 days? Until recently little known outside its own country, THIS IS NOLLYWOOD explains why Nigerian video production is becoming recognized as a phenomenon with broad implications for the cultural and economic development of Africa. The center of the Nigerian film industry is Lagos, a chaotic, sprawling metropolis of 15,000,000 people with a life expectancy of 51 years and average daily income under {dollar}1. Nollywood is a {dollar}250,000,000 year industry; each videodisk costs about {dollar}2 and sells an average of 50,000 copies (although a hit can reach hundreds of thousands of sales) with returns to the producers often seven to ten times the production costs. The industry is wholly self-sustaining, receiving no foreign or government assistance. Directors of these films are proud to admit that their intended audience is the average Nigerian not international film festivals. There are an amazing 55,000,000 video players in Nigeria reaching 90% of the population. California Newsreel considered a number of recent films on Nigerian cinema before choosing THIS IS NOLLYWOOD because it offered the most intimate and accurate portrait of the technical, economic and social infrastructure of the industry. At the beginning, a crew member boasts that they will show us step by step how Africans can make movies without any outside help faster than anyone else in the world. The film follows a typical shoot from first day to last, while the director, producer, actors, crew members and notables from the industry, tell us how it all works, why they do it and why they believe locally produced media is essential for Africa. Acclaimed director, Bond Emerwua, has a nine day schedule and {dollar}20,000 to film an action adventure, Check Point. Set in a village outside Lagos, it tells the story of two innocent men robbed and shot by rogue cops who are eventually brought to justice. The film was made against the backdrop of a campaign to clean up the notoriously corrupt Nigerian police force. Emerwua says he makes 'edutainment' because it entertains to get an audience and recoup its costs, but at the same time conveys a relevant social message. Nigerian films regularly involve such controversial issues as AIDS, women's rights, the occult and ethnic differences. Emerwua believes Nollywood films are the most effective way of reaching Nigeria's vast population of 140,000,000, Africa's largest. Shooting conditions, we soon discover, are much more improvised and unpredictable than in the U.S., Hong Kong or Mumbai. Emerwua does not work in a studio but in the streets and countryside, while everyday life flows around him. Sometimes directors simply draft extras out of passing crowds. One day on location, a neighborhood mosque broadcasts non-stop prayers most of the day, bringing the production to a halt. A tropical downpour ruined another day's shooting. Frequent power outages require that every crew take along a generator. The lead actor, a current Nollywood star, arrived several days late and could devote only four days to the project; apparently, he had accepted roles in three films simultaneously. The producer and director remain surprisingly calm during all these costly and unforeseen delays explaining that in Nigeria 'filmmaking is an economic adventure.' Emerwua reflects that 'In Nigeria, we do not count walls, we figure out ways to climb over them.' Among all the chaos, he maintains a professional and cooperative set, managing to shoot a remarkable 13 scenes in one day. Industry veteran Immanuel France describes how this unique system of producing films grew in response to a crisis in the Nigerian film industry at the beginning of the 1990s. Because of civil unrest people stopped attending public theatres and many closed. Then Nigerian television started importing cheap Latin American telenovelas rather than supporting original local production. Nigerian filmmakers had no choice but to find a way to produce inexpensive films for a new market. Low cost video, an innovative technology for feature film production at the time, provided an answer and a new outlet: the VCR. Before the rise of Nollywood, Nigerians saw mostly American Westerns, Hong Kong Kung Fu movies and Bollywood musicals. In contrast, Nollywood appeals to a hunger for indigenous stories with characters and situations audiences can easily relate to. The popularity of these films has spread across English-speaking Africa and their stars have become celebrities from Zambia to Ghana. Nollywood also provides a vital, constantly up-dated link between the vast Nigerian diaspora and their home culture. Thousands of Nigerian films are already available to immigrants to the United States both on DVD and over the internet. The Nollywood phenomenon is doubtless an expression of the resourcefulness and vigor of Nigerian society. But it also raises questions about the potential social impact of commercial cinema, especially in the developing world. Does Nollywood in fact depict daily Nigerian life any more accurately or incisively than Hollywood portrays American society? Does it dare expose the kleptocracy which for forty years has kept its citizens impoverished by pocketing the nation:s immense oil wealth? As for cultural preservation, Nollywood narratives seem more influenced by international genres like the action thriller and the soap opera than Yoruba drama or Ibo folk tales. Can we reasonably hope that a cinematic Chinua Achebe or Wole Soyinka will emerge out of the frenetic deal-making of Lagos? Superstar Saint Obi optimistically predicts that ""I believe very soon we are not only going to have better movies, we'll have that original Nigerian movie."" For the time being, hard-pressed Nigerians are at least getting their own version of the vicarious excitement and undemanding escapism, which have become the prime commodities of the Information Age. For us, these films may give clearer insights into the apprehensions and aspirations of the average Nigerian than any documentary or political drama. ""This documentary film is a partial but intensely focused image from a dense picture: the current cinematic phenomenon in Nigeria which its title proclaims. With an admirable sense of humor, it captures the gritty and confounding optimism that keeps Nigeria going, against all rational expectations. In its innovative approach to narrative and the contingencies of production characteristic of the industry, This is Nollywood becomes the drama it seeks to document, without losing direction."" - Akin Adesokan, Indiana University ""Richly comprehensive in scope and insight, the film vividly captures the austere universe, entrepreneurial verve, hardy outlook, and production dynamics of Nollywood's creative ferment. The resilient voices of key practitioners blend with deft editorial touches to yield invaluable depth and dimensions to the complex relationship between this phenomenon, its generative society, and the search for viable models of African cinema."" - Jude G. Akudinobi, PhD, UC Santa Barbara. ""Extraordinary in scope and profundity, the film succinctly renders, in engaging tones, the unique mixture of infrastructural limitations and originative wealth that characterize Nollywood's innovative, revolutionary approach to film-making."" - Fr. Thomas Ebong, Ph. D., Independent Film Scholar. The strategy of presenting the whole enormous Nigerian video phenomenon through one of its parts-the making of a single film-works brilliantly, vividly illustrating the extraordinary conditions under which the filmmakers work and evoking the personality of this film culture with quiet sympathy."" - Jonathan Haynes, Long Island University. ""This is Nollywood captures the problems and dynamism of making movies in Nigeria while giving a vibrant introduction to this fast growing movie industry. Dealing with rainstorms, missing stars, and power cuts, we see the pressure on Nigerian moviemakers and the guerilla filmmaking they have invented to cope. As the director Bond Emeruwa says, 'In Nollywood we don't count the walls, we have learned ways to climb them'."" - Brian Larkin, Barnard College; Columbia University.","[u'Sacchi, Franco']","[u'Ghana', u'United Kingdom', u'Portugal', u'Mumbai', u'Zambia', u'India', u'United States', u'Lagos', u'Hollywood', u'Hong Kong', u'Nigeria']","[u'united states', u'television', u'men', u'police', u'wealth', u'opera', u'economic development', u'immigrants', u'celebrities', u'life', u'drama', u'culture', u'american', u'latin american', u'stars', u'dynamics', u'population', u'technology', u'africans', u'personality']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp3258074-marc","stream","","The immigration game","","40 min","","These three investigative films made for the BBC explore the sometimes dangerous ways illegal immigrants make their way into Britain, get jobs and obtain false documents. The films involve undercover filming to test the boundaries of the British immigration system. Independent investigative journalist Sorious Samura kicks off by revealing the route which many illegal immigrants take to get into the UK. He then shows the ways illegal immigrants find work -� by cloning other people's identities.He manages to secure employment using someone else's papers and asks is it ever possible to clamp down entirely on illegal immigration? We also focus on the ease with which forged documents can be obtained that give immigrants the right to work in Britain. Many of the documents are convincing enough to stand up to basic scrutiny -� indeed, that's why so many find work so easily. We look at the scams that are being used and ask if you can ever make the system watertight enough to stop them.","[u'Samura, Sorious']","[u'United Kingdom']","[u'immigrants']","" "asp1641536-flon","stream","Levine, Jeremy","Walking the line","2006","59 min","","Walking the Line offers a harrowing view of the chaos, absurdity and senseless deaths of Mexican illegals along the U.S. - Mexico border because some American citizens are taking the law into their own hands. Southern Arizona, a region celebrated for its history of lawlessness, has become the most highly trafficked area for immigrants in the world -- and one of the most dangerous. A shift in the border policy forces migrants to cross the unforgiving desert where thousands die. Those who make it across face volatile, often armed, civilian militias. Standing in opposition to the vigilantes are humanitarians, organized to prevent migrant deaths. Confronting the growing crisis, they too find themselves on the wrong side of the law. A Tucson pastor is indicted on federal felony charges for aiding and abetting while a Native American faces banishment from his reservation for constructing water stations. Following rancher vigilantes with semiautomatic weapons, outlaw pastors with four-wheel drives, and impoverished immigrants armed only with dreams of a better life, the film explores the uncertain line between what is patriotic, what is moral, and what is just.","[u'Van Soest, Landon']","[u'United States', u'Mexico']","[u'immigrants', u'water', u'american', u'law', u'dreams', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp2374268-busv","stream","","FWD.us adds Barry Diller and Steven Chen","2013","5 min..","[u'Business education in video']","IAC Chairman Barry Diller and Google's Steve Chen have joined FWD.us, an immigration reform advocacy group founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Politico reports, citing group's blog post. Bloomberg Contributing Editor Paul Kedrosky speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's 'Bloomberg West.'","[u'Chang, Emily']","","[u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "asp1650467-curv","stream","","Out of status","2007","67 min","","In post 9/11 America, civil liberties have been curtailed in the name of national security, and immigrants were separated from their families when laws changed quickly, and were enforced selectively. Before, there was an implicit understanding between the INS and immigrant communities that people who had applications pending to legalize their status could reside in the country until an application was approved. After 9/11, and for South Asians and Arabs, the rule changed. The Muslim community, today, is alone among the vast immigrant population to face such targeted enforcement. Out of Status follows four families whose lives were permanently altered.","[u'Singh, Sanjna N', u'Sawhney, Pia']","","[u'communities', u'immigrants', u'families', u'population']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100044223","stream","","The Golden Door","2005","60 min.","[u'Destination America']","This program follows Manuel, a Mexican migrant worker who cannot reveal his last name. He is just one of millions of Mexicans who illegally cross America's borders every year. It's a dangerous journey, but for most, America offers their best chance for economic survival. The film offers an historical perspective of early Mexican immigration, to the Norwegian immigrants in the Midwest, and to the Irish - covering more than 350 years of American history.","","[u'United States', u'Norway', u'Ireland', u'Mexico']","[u'american', u'immigrants']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp3550537-marc","stream","","Mankind decoded. Connecting the world Season 1, Episode 3,","","22 minutes","[u'Mankind decoded']","Episode Three: Connecting the World The world is linked like never before. Modern transport and communications have resulted in a world that is wealthier, healthier, more mobile and better informed than ever before. Throughout history new trade routes have proved to be double-edged swords, opening the way to wealth as well as terrible dangers - among them revolutionary ideas and terrifying pandemics. In their quest for silver, the Romans lay down roads across Britain. They have built a giant empire, spanning three continents, building roads to facilitate troop movements, tax collection and, crucially, trade. This vast road network means travel in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa is safe for the first time. The Christian messenger Paul uses Rome's roads to carry the message of a sworn enemy of the Roman state. He's spreading the word of a religious rebel, Jesus Christ. The Christians take advantage of Rome's infrastructure to spread their message. But another Roman trade route allows a far more sinister threat to travel back: disease. Around 300AD Roman explorers reach the capital of China. Rome's desire for silk has linked East and West for the first time. For over a thousand years after the Romans visited China, the world is struck by wave-upon-wave of pandemics. Smallpox, plague, measles all spread, killing millions. In the Age of Discovery, Europeans travel to the New World carrying guns and something even more powerful: a deadly cocktail of diseases, to which they themselves are immune. Spanish soldiers under the command of Hernan Cortes enter the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan. They unwittingly transmit smallpox and flu to their hosts. 95% of them die. The great Aztec and Inca empires collapse, and Europeans take control of the Americas and their wealth. European settlers in the New World establish giant plantations farming sugar, cotton and tobacco. But the Europeans diseases have decimated the Native American population. There are not enough people to work the land. The settlers' solution is to import slave labour. But the North and South clash over the freeing of slaves. Slavery ends up tearing North America apart. It leads to The American Civil War. However, global trading networks allow millions of immigrants from across the world to pour into America. This hungry new workforce turns America into a superpower. The age of mass migration has begun. It creates new connections, and a demand for fast, mass travel to and from all parts of the globe.","[u'Meyers, Eric']","[u'Romania', u'United States', u'Inca', u'Roman', u'Rome', u'China', u'Spain']","[u'work', u'modern', u'africa', u'trade', u'migration', u'spanish', u'roads', u'soldiers', u'smallpox', u'cotton', u'wealth', u'travel', u'capital', u'farming', u'european', u'east and west', u'desire', u'trade routes', u'diseases', u'measles', u'plantations', u'silk', u'explorers', u'christians', u'building', u'age', u'immigrants', u'slavery', u'american', u'history']","[u'Nonfiction television programs', u'Documentary television programs']" "kan1366225-366226","stream","","India and Indians in the World","","31 min","","Whether as students, soldiers, or servants, South Asians who left the subcontinent contributed significantly to the cultural exchange among China, continental Europe, and Great Britain. And whereas the British Raj relied on segregation for political control, Indian immigrants in Britain found greater freedom. Reflect on the impact of South Asians throughout the world.","","[u'India', u'China']","[u'immigrants', u'indian']","[u'Educational films', u'Asian Studies']" "asp3233494-marc","stream","","Over the rainbow","","56 min","[u'The story of the Jews']","Simon Schama plunges viewers into the lost world of the shtetl, the Jewish towns and villages sewn across the hinterlands of Eastern Europe, which became the seedbed of a uniquely Jewish culture. Shtetl culture would make its mark on the modern world, from the revolutionary politics of the Soviet Union to the mass culture of Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood. It was also the birthplaces of Hasidism, the most visible, iconic and, arguably, most misunderstood expression of Jewish faith and fervor. This episode travels from the forests of Lithuania, where Schama's own family logged wood and fought wolves, to the boulevards of Odessa, where shtetl kids argued the merits of revolutionary socialism over Zionism. From the Ukrainian city of Uman, where today thousands of the Hasidim chant and sing over the tomb of the wonder-working Rabbi Nachman, to the streets of Manhattan's lower east side, where the sons of shtetl immigrants wrote the American songbook. The program returns, with grim inevitability, to Eastern Europe in 1940, where the genocidal mechanisms of the 'final solution' were beginning to grind the shtetl world into dust and ash.","[u'Schama, Simon', u'MacGregor, Hugo']","[u'Ukraine', u'Mexico', u'Lithuania', u'Uman', u'United States', u'Hollywood', u'Manhattan', u'Odessa']","[u'europe', u'faith', u'immigrants', u'family', u'series', u'villages', u'culture', u'american', u'politics']","[u'Documentary television programs']" "kan1364215-364216","stream","","Sacco and Vanzetti","","81 min","","Sacco and Vanzetti brings to life the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. The ordeal of Sacco and Vanzetti came to symbolize the bigotry and intolerance directed at immigrants and dissenters in America. Millions of people around the world protested on their behalf, and now, 80 years later, their story continues to have great resonance, as civil liberties and the rights of immigrants are again under attack. Through the story of Sacco and Vanzetti, audiences will experience a universal - and very timely - tale of official injustice and human resilience.","","[u'United States', u'Boston', u'Italy']","[u'murder', u'immigrants', u'life']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp3227783-marc","stream","","Salsa in Japan :a Japanese & Latino mix","","26 min","","This remarkable documentary on multiculturalism explores the growing subculture of salsa dancing in Japan, where salsa dancing and salsa clubs serve as a source of interaction and cultural mingling between native Japanese and Latino immigrants to Japan. Each group has a different way of dancing and different reasons for going to the dance clubs. In scenes at the clubs these differences are apparent. However, salsa clubs are also important and popular places for interaction between Japanese and Latinos, places where learning between the two groups and a greater cultural appreciation of one another can occur.The video examines two types of salsa clubs in Japan. One draws more Japanese and the other draws more Latinos. The key difference between the two is the purpose for going. In the clubs that draw more Japanese, there is a greater focus on dancing well -- on looking good. Most of the clientele are students of salsa and some enter competitions.The clubs that draw a largely Latino crowd have more of a ""party"" atmosphere. Some of the clientele are great dancers, others not. Some even learn how to dance salsa in Japan, because it's not in fact a universally ""Latin"" dance. The main attraction of these ""parties"" is the chance to get together with other Latinos, blow off steam, and have a good time.""Salsa in Japan"" briefly recounts the history of salsa for those unfamiliar with the dance and examines the many connections between Latin America and Japan through interviews with people involved in the salsa world.This energetic, vibrant, and accessible video will reward viewing and stimulate discussion in any class dealing with issues of multiculturalism and immigration, and in a wide variety of courses in Japanese and Asian studies, Latin American studies, and cultural anthropology. It was produced by Elizabeth Chamberlin.","[u'Chamberlin, Elizabeth', u'Bottoms, Benjamin']","[u'Japan']","[u'learning', u'dance', u'immigrants', u'japanese', u'students', u'american', u'latin american', u'multiculturalism', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100053128","stream","","North","1993","26 min.","[u'Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television']","The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, the United States, and Mexico was supposed to protect the environment, create high-wage U.S. jobs, and raise the living standards of all three countries. The downside is the loss of over half a million U.S. jobs when companies moved jobs to cheaper labor markets, and the near destruction of the Mexican farming industry due to government subsidized produce from the U.S. entering the Mexican market, and a dysfunctional public administration in Canada. This episode looks at the costs of the agreement on the environment, civil liberties, labor and health. Also featured is a Sarajevo ""Video Diary,"" a report on the Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka, and human rights abuses against illegal immigrants at the U.S./Mexico border.","[u'Canada']","[u'Canada', u'Mexico', u'United States', u'Bosnia and Herzegovina', u'Sri Lanka', u'Sarajevo']","[u'human rights', u'farming', u'american', u'immigrants', u'labor']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp3239203-marc","stream","","Madres unidas :parents researching for change","","60 min","","This unique and inspiring documentary follows five immigrant mothers who became involved in an effort to start a new small school for their children, and later became researchers and videographers to document their journey. Their stories are set in the context of a city-wide school reform and community organizing movement in Oakland, California. The small-schools movement began as an effort to improve education in Oakland's flatlands, where the majority of immigrants live, by creating new small autonomous schools and involving parents and community members as leaders in reform. The video explores parent participation in the reform through the eyes of the five parent researchers, and reveals unexpected lessons about the barriers to community participation. The video also chronicles the personal transformation of each of the mothers as they evolved into vocal advocates and skilled educational researchers, and the impact that their research had on the new small school. The video thus tells two intersecting stories as one: the story of the parent researchers in Madres Unidas, and the story of the new small school they helped found. In elaborating on the process undertaken by the women, the video shows how the experience of engaging in research was tremendously empowering and transforming for them. The video itself not only generates new knowledge about school reform, but the process of making it also leaves a group of Latina mothers with new powers to act. In the end, the video is a strong testament to the value of participatory research as an alternative method that expands the possibilities for democratic participation and social change. 'Madres Unidas'� will generate discussion in a variety of courses in sociology, ethnic studies, social psychology, education, Hispanic-American studies, cultural anthropology, and women's studies. It was produced by Andrea Dyrness.","[u'Ho, Jennifer', u'Dyrness, Andrea']","[u'United States', u'Oakland', u'Italy']","[u'mothers', u'immigrants', u'research', u'parents', u'schools', u'education']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1144549-144550","stream","","The Italian Americans","","218 min","[u'The Italian Americans']","The Italian Americans reveals the unique and distinctive qualities of one immigrant group's experience, and how these qualities, over time, have shaped and challenged America. Unlike other immigrant groups, many Italians did not come to America to stay. At the turn of the 20th century, most came to work, earn money to support their families, and eventually return home. Nearly half of the first generation Italian immigrants did return to Italy. For those that made America home, their struggle to maintain a distinct Italian culture was guided by remarkably powerful ideals of family that had always been at the center of their lives. In the Italian family, the needs of the collective came before the individual - a value system often at odds with American ideals of freedom and personal choice. While the power of the Italian family became a source of strength, it also bred suspicion, popularized in popular media as a dark, criminal element. This clash of culture echoed through generations of Italian Americans and, as they entered positions of political, social and cultural influence, it has left its mark on the American landscape.","[u'Maggio, John']","[u'United States', u'Italy']","[u'culture', u'american', u'immigrants', u'family', u'money']","" "fod100039172","stream","","Bill Moyers Journal :Katrina Recovery Gone Wrong?","","56 min., 41 sec.","[u'Bill Moyers']","Two years after Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of people in Mississippi are still displaced, in limbo, with no solution in sight. This edition of Bill Moyers Journal profiles the Steps Coalition, a group fighting on behalf of those still in need of housing. In addition, the Journal continues to probe the FCC's proposed plan to loosen media ownership. Also on the program, the University of Florida's Manuel A. Vásquez sheds light on a growing sense of transnationalism among immigrant populations. ""Today's immigrants are able to have dual loyalties,"" he says.","","[u'United States', u'Uruguay']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Internet videos']" "fod100058765","stream","","Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)","2013","54 min.","[u'The Latino Americans']","Widespread immigration to the U.S. from Latin countries begins - first with a small group from Cuba, then a larger one from Mexico. Both flee chaos and violence in their home country and seek opportunities in the United States. The first Puerto Rican arrivals establish a network in New York. We follow Juan Salvador Villaseñor's story; first through a grueling journey and poverty, then as a bootlegger, and finally as a successful businessman. During the 1920s, Mexicans and Mexican Americans build a thriving community in Los Angeles. But when the economic boom ends with the catastrophic Depression of the thirties, the pendulum swings. Immigrants are deported en masse. Emilia Castaneda loses her home and her family when she is deported to Mexico. Puerto Ricans, also caught in the depths of the Depression, rebel against U.S. rule on the Island, and eventually gain Commonwealth status from the U.S. Government.","","[u'Mexico', u'Cuba', u'United States', u'New York', u'Los Angeles', u'Puerto Rico']","[u'mexican americans', u'immigrants', u'family', u'violence']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp3550545-marc","stream","","Mankind decoded. Need for speed Season 1, Episode 12,","","23 minutes","[u'Mankind decoded']","EPISODE 12: Need For SPEED No prizes for second place! In this episode we learn how being the fastest enabled empires to be born and capitalism to thrive. We learn how British pirate, Sir Francis Drake, out-ran Spanish ships and stole enough booty to build his country into the greatest empire ever. But in an industrial age of global trade new ways of communicating begin to appear. In the American Civil War a new way of relaying military commands with electricity allowed Unionists to be victorious and for the North and South America to Unite again. Trade could now continue, at greater speed than ever before, with the invention of the steam engine. This era of American progress relied on an influx of new European immigrants to build it, and the faster they could cross the Atlantic, the better. Charles Goodyear first vulcanises a new industrial rubber that facilitates the mass-production of the automobile, liberating workers from smoggy cities and giving birth to the suburbs.","[u'Meyers, Eric']","[u'United States', u'Great Britain', u'Spain']","[u'electricity', u'age', u'immigrants', u'ships', u'civil war', u'capitalism', u'rubber', u'american', u'spanish', u'british', u'birth', u'military', u'trade', u'progress', u'cities', u'speed', u'war', u'european']","[u'Nonfiction television programs', u'Documentary television programs']" "fod100065968","stream","","Men at Lunch","","1 hr., 5 min., 34 sec.","","New York City, 1932. The country is in the throes of the Great Depression, the previous decade's boom of Italian, Irish, and Jewish immigrants led to unprecedented urban expansion, and steelworkers risk life and limb building Manhattan skyscrapers. In ""Men at Lunch,"" director Seán Ó Cualáin tells the story of ""Lunch atop a Skyscraper,"" the iconic photograph taken during the construction of Rockefeller Center that depicts eleven workmen taking their lunch break while casually perched along a steel girder 850 feet above the street. For 80 years, the identity of the eleven men - and the photographer that immortalized them - remained a mystery. But at the start of the 21st century, the photograph finally began to give up some of its secrets. Part homage, part investigation, ""Men at Lunch"" tells the story of an unprecedented race to the sky and of the immigrant workers that built New York.","","[u'Italy', u'New York City', u'United States', u'New York', u'Ireland', u'Manhattan']","[u'building', u'race', u'life', u'immigrants', u'men']","[u'Internet videos']" "asp3258072-marc","stream","","Immigration battleground","","7 min","","Mount Olive in North Carolina is a small town transformed by the influx of Mexican workers. The financial benefits are welcomed, but to many the immigrants have forced down wages and are a burden on the education system. Mount Olive is symptomatic of many towns all over the USA. The proposed new laws on illegal immigrants have been a battle-ground with opposition Senators in the US accusing the government of giving a free pass for lawbreakers. Senate leaders from both parties are trying to steer a compromise bill through Congress to provide a path to citizenship for up to 12 million illegal immigrants but is under fire from both left and right -� while businesses fears they may lose the low wage workforce they rely on.","","[u'Mexico']","[u'immigrants', u'wages', u'education', u'citizenship']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1144557-144558","stream","","The American Dream","","55 min","[u'The Italian Americans']","In postwar America, Italian Americans seem finally to have arrived. They move to the suburbs, attend college and enter the middle-class. Italian American crooners define American cool, with Frank Sinatra leading the pack. But even as he skyrockets to fame, he is haunted by accusations of Mafia ties, an albatross Sinatra cannot escape from. Can Italian Americans ever fit into 1950s America, or will the specter of organized crime always bring them down? Popular media reinforces the negative stereotypes at the same time that Italian Americans are achieving success. Governor Mario Cuomo, the son of Italian immigrants achieves great success but struggles to straddle both worlds, while his sons' success promises full assimilation and acceptance. Antonin Scalia becomes the first Italian American put on the Supreme Court, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is elected the first woman and Italian American to Speaker of the House of Representatives. But will there ever be an Italian American President? Have Italian Americans finally shed the old stereotypes and become fully accepted in America?","[u'Maggio, John']","[u'United States', u'Italy']","[u'organized crime', u'success', u'immigrants', u'crime', u'american', u'mafia']","" "kan1129359-129360","stream","","Father Michael McGivney","","57 min","","Father Michael McGivney is a documentary that brings to life the story of one of America's most extraordinary Catholic priests. Born in Connecticut of Irish immigrant parents just a few years before the Civil War, Michael McGivney grew up at a time when millions of Catholic immigrants were struggling to overcome poverty and prejudice.","","[u'Netherlands', u'Ireland']","[u'parents', u'life', u'immigrants', u'poverty']","" "fod100057917","stream","","Sam Quis Antonio's Gun and Defino's Dream","","9 min., 19 sec.","","A book conversation about the lives and dreams of Mexican immigrants to the U.S. in the 1920s and the current day.","","[u'Mexico']","[u'immigrants', u'dreams']","[u'Internet videos']" "asp3235614-marc","stream","","Mount Gambier","","19 min","[u'Life in Australia']","Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the South Australian town of Mount Gambier in the mid 1960s.","[u'McCullough, Christopher', u'Thompson, Eric']","[u'Australia', u'Mount Gambier']","[u'life', u'immigrants']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100033343","stream","","Facing Up to Illegal Immigration","","22 min., 16 sec.","","Is there a way, once and for all, to stop illegal immigrants at America's borders? And if there is, will the world's only superpower be able to function without them? This ABC News program takes a balanced look at the illegal immigration situation in the U.S., addressing issues such as the liability of porous borders in a time of terrorism and the vital role-like it or not-of undocumented aliens in the workforce. Are they really taking jobs away from U.S. citizens, or are they simply doing the work that Americans themselves are unwilling to do?","","","[u'terrorism', u'immigrants']","[u'Educational films']" "asp2072789-asiv","stream","Arefpour, Shalizeh.drt","Heiran","2009","86 min","[u'Asian film online']","During the Taliban rule in Afghanistan (1996 to 2001) about 3 million Afghans, mostly illegal immigrants, entered Iran. This film is the story of a 17 year old rural girl, Mahi, who comes from a war-stricken family in southern Iran. Mahi falls in love with an Afghan student named Heiran, who has came to her village to work. Mahi's family is strictly against her marriage to an Afghan. Mahi must now choose between her family and her love for the Afghan student, Heiran. The Director uses real footage of illegal immigrants and refugee camps to depict how Afghans are being treated, and mirrors this with the treatment of women in Iran. Awards: Best Film at Tunis International Film Festival in 2009; New Talent Award at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival in 2009.","[u'Kosari, Baran', u'Aslani, Farhad', u'Sameti, Zhaleh']","[u'Afghanistan', u'Iran']","[u'love', u'family', u'refugee camps', u'immigrants', u'marriage', u'women']","[u'Feature films']" "asp3233103-marc","stream","","Yanji","","101 min","","Park Kiyong's new documentary is a companion-piece to his Garibong (VIFF 2013), which looked at Chinese-Korean immigrants in Seoul. This time he's in Yanji, the booming Chinese city closest to the North Korean border, looking at its almost hallucinatory mix of Chinese and Korean foods, trades and cultures. As before, he goes beyond sociology to some very human insights. Tony Rayn.","[u'Park, Kiyong']","[u'South Korea', u'China', u'Yanji', u'Seoul']","[u'immigrants', u'sociology', u'chinese']","[u'Documentary films']" "asp1003084653-ahiv","stream","","Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island","1903","2 min..","[u'American history in video', u'New York at the turn of the century']","From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: EMIGRANTS LANDING AT ELLIS ISLAND. Shows a large open barge loaded with people of every nationality, who have just arrived from Europe, disembarking at Ellis Island, N.Y. A most interesting and typical scene. ;The film opens with a view of the steam ferryboat ""William Myers,"" laden with passengers, approaching a dock at the Ellis Island Immigration Station. The vessel is docked, the gangway is placed, and the immigrant passengers are seen coming up the gangway and onto the dock, where they cross in front of the camera.","[u'Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.)', u'Abadie, Alfred C']","[u'United States', u'Edison']","[u'europe', u'immigrants', u'immigration']","" "asp3258076-marc","stream","","Living with illegals","","48 min","","In Living with Illegals, award-winning journalist Sorious Samura becomes an illegal immigrant. His journey is epic as he travels from Morocco into Europe through Spain and France, finally crossing the English Channel to Britain. Samura wants to understand the reality of being an illegal immigrant, so he lives in the exact same conditions and experiences the same gruelling hardships as his companions. The story begins in Northern Morocco, where hundreds of illegal immigrants live in forests waiting for their chance to break into the enclave of Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in Africa. For them, Europe means work: 'I am ready to do any kind of job. If I have to I'll wash the toilets, bathrooms or train stations and I'll be very happy. Forget I am a graduate'�.All that separates them from Ceuta and Europe is a 50km, 6m fence, around which they camp. Huddled together in cold, flimsy tents and hounded by daily police raids, the immigrants struggle to survive with no food, money or peace of mind, but their determination to reach the promised land is unyielding. Samura meets Gus and Theo who have decided to swim around the fence and thus into Europe, an extremely dangerous method of entry which many have paid for with their lives. The next day news arrives that only Theo made it to other side. Gus was captured. Samura leaves the Moroccan forest and meets with Theo in Ceuta. Together they try to earn some money parking cars. Samura soon discovers a derelict factory known as the Longhouse where those on the run from immigration authorities live. The conditions are horrifying. For these people, the dream of Europe has already turned into a nightmare. Samura travels through several cities of mainland Spain where he begs, sleeps rough, performs odd jobs and learns inside tricks to survive as an immigrant. He encounters Thommy, a stranger of amazing generosity, who helps him raise money to continue his journey.He also meets people who try to con him out of his earnings. The world of the newly arrived immigrant, Samura soon learns, has at least as many pitfalls as ladders. Through a connection man, Samura crosses the Spanish/ French border, and onwards by train he reaches Calais. This is the hub for all immigrants trying to enter the UK. Samura is surprised to find living conditions and scenes of desperation as bad as those in Morocco. Arick, a Sudanese immigrant, explains: 'Every second, every minute I am trying to get to England. At least in London they treat you like a human being'�. That night, Samura and Arick break into a lorry heading for the UK. Once inside they must stay completely still, but after an hour of waiting they are caught and arrested. In the end, through astonishing circumstances, both Sorious and Arick do reach their final destination. It has been an incredible journey, but was all the suffering really worth it? 'Living with Illegals' is one of this year's most extraordinary documentaries. Offering unprecedented access and unique insights into the world of African illegal immigration, it raises important questions about the rights of individuals to seek a better life free of poverty and war. Produced for Channel 4, UK.","[u'Samura, Sorious', u'Jones, Elizabeth C.']","[u'Morocco', u'Sudan', u'France', u'United Kingdom', u'Ceuta', u'London', u'Calais', u'Spain']","[u'europe', u'life', u'police', u'money', u'immigrants', u'poverty']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100038033","stream","","Mexican Migrant Farm Laborers Immigrate to the United States ca. 1950","","1 min., 17 sec.","","Thousands of Mexican immigrants crossed the U.S. border during the 1950s. The Bracero Program of 1942 to 1964 was an agreement between the Mexican and U.S. governments to allow continual, large-scale recruitment of temporary Mexican labor in the United States.","","[u'United States', u'Mexico']","[u'immigrants', u'labor']","[u'Newsreels', u'Internet videos']" "kan1144551-144552","stream","","La Famiglia","","55 min","[u'The Italian Americans']","A brief history of the Italian Risorgimento provides the context for the great flight from the mezzogiorno region, as well as the roots of the first generation's distinctive psychology. Through the travels of Italian migrant workers, we understand the transnational nature of these Birds of Passage. By the late 19th century, Italians begin to put down roots. Little Italy's spring up in urban areas throughout the U.S. But the first generation holding onto their language and culture are branded as outsiders and mistrusted by non-Italians. In New Orleans, this mistrust explodes into violence, where eleven Italian Americans are murdered by an armed mob. While in San Francisco, a second generation Italian American saves his community from disaster while creating one of the greatest financial institutions in America. Italian immigrants and their children start to become Italian Americans.","[u'Maggio, John']","[u'United States', u'San Francisco', u'Italy']","[u'nature', u'immigrants', u'children', u'language and culture', u'culture', u'american', u'birds', u'history']","" "asp3553307-marc","stream","","Who is Dayani Cristal?","","89 minutes","","The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.","[u'Garc\xeda Bernal, Gael', u'Benski, Thomas', u'Silver, Marc', u'Ochoa, Lucas']","[u'United States', u'Brazil', u'Lucas']","[u'travelers', u'insight', u'silver', u'immigration']","[u'Feature films', u'Documentary films']" "asp1681857-blsv","stream","","Immigrant from America","2011","21 min","[u'Black studies in video']","Explores the paradox of racism in a nation composed of immigrants, and contrasts the experiences of immigrants from other shores with those of blacks migrating from the South to the North. Includes a discussion among high school students about persecution and prejudice.","[u'Sugarman, Tracy', u'Buckley, Bill']","[u'United States']","[u'students', u'african americans', u'immigrants', u'high school students', u'racism']","[u'Nonfiction films']" "asp1738320-ediv","stream","","Schools in challenging circumstances.1,English as an additional language","2010","10 min","","Bristol Metropolitan Academy has over 30 language backgrounds, children coming as immigrants or refugees from places like Somalia or Poland. Teaching these children brings challenges which 2 teachers at the school particularly relish. Basia Everett, a Pole & Deborah Lewisohn Aikman, an American both love their work. As strangers in a new country they empathise with the fears of their pupils & have both devised an approach which especially allows for students to express their feelings as well as learn English. Both teachers describe their motivations & why these have helped them work with children who can have emotional difficulties. Their teaching goes beyond language teaching, but also includes having their students feel they're in a safe place & encouraging the students to feel happy about their new country.","","[u'United Kingdom', u'United States', u'Poland', u'Somalia']","[u'love', u'students', u'immigrants', u'american', u'teachers', u'teaching', u'refugees', u'children']","[u'Instructional television programs']" "fod100043070","stream","","Irish in America","1997","90 min.","","This A&E Special discusses how the customs and traditions of Irish immigrants to the United States shaped mainstream American culture.","","[u'United States', u'Ireland']","[u'united states', u'american', u'immigrants']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "kan1110202-110203","stream","","Men at lunch","","67 min","","New York City, 1932. The country is in the throes of the Great Depression, the previous decade's boom of Italian, Irish, and Jewish immigrants has led to unprecedented urban expansion, and in the midst of an unseasonably warm autumn, steelworkers risk life and limb building skyscrapers high above the streets of Manhattan. In Men at lunch, director Seán Ã"" Cualáin tells the story of ""Lunch atop a Skyscraper,"" the iconic photograph taken during the construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza that depicts eleven workmen taking their lunch break while casually perched along a steel girder, boots dangling 850 feet above the sidewalk, Central Park and the misty Manhattan skyline stretching out behind them. For 80 years, the identity of the eleven men, and the photographer that Immortalized them, remained a mystery: their stories, lost in time, subsumed by the fame of the image itself. But then, at the start of the 21st century, the photograph finally began to give up some of its secrets. Part homage, part investigation, Men at lunch is the sublime tale of an American icon, an unprecedented race to the sky and the immigrant workers that built New York.","[u'O Cual\xc3\xa1in, Se\xc3\xa1n']","[u'Italy', u'New York City', u'United States', u'New York', u'Ireland', u'Manhattan']","[u'building', u'life', u'men', u'skyscrapers', u'immigrants', u'american', u'race']","[u'Feature films', u'Documentary films']" "kan1157321-157322","stream","","Maid in America","","57 min","","They clean other people's homes and raise other families' children — often leaving their own families behind. Maid in America is an intimate look into the lives of three Latina immigrants working as nannies and housekeepers in Los Angeles, three of the nearly 100,000 domestic workers living in that city today. These women's stories vividly reveal how immigrants are redefining their roles, and underscores the vital role they play in many American households. The issue of worker's rights is introduced in the film through Dynamic Workers, a collective of women who have formed their own business to provide job security and benefits, and Domestic Workers Association, a support organization providing information and advocacy. A rare view into what is becoming an increasingly common scenario, MAID IN AMERICA offers insight both into the immigrant experience, labor issues and contemporary Latino culture.","[u'Prado, Anayansi', u'Leadingham, Kevin']","[u'United States', u'Italy', u'Latina', u'Los Angeles']","[u'play', u'families', u'business', u'immigrants', u'labor', u'american', u'children', u'women']","" "fod100049109","stream","","Between Two Worlds - Life on the Border","2012","57 min.","[u'Moyers and Company']","No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea. His own life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. Over the years he has produced a series of acclaimed novels, including The Hummingbird's Daughter, The Devil's Highway, and his latest, Queen of America - each a rich and revealing account of the people of the borderlands that join and separate our two nations. Three of Urrea's books were among scores of others removed from classrooms when the Tucson school district eliminated Mexican-American studies, claiming it was ""divisive."" In this edition of Moyers & Company, Urrea talks with Bill Moyers about that episode as he unfolds the modern reality of life on the border.","[u'Emigration and immigration', u'Moyers, Bill D']","[u'United States', u'Tucson', u'San Diego', u'Tijuana', u'Mexico']","[u'united states', u'culture', u'life', u'series']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100128445","stream","","Quino","","52 min., 43 sec.","[u'A Fondo-In Their Own Words']","QUINO, Joaquín Salvador Lavado, was born as the son of Spanish and Andalusian immigrants in the city of Mendoza (Argentina) in 1932. Since his birth, he was called Quino to distinguish him from his uncle Joaquin Tejon, a painter and cartoonist with whom he discovers his vocation. In 1976 in Argentina, a military coup occurs and General Videla takes command; Quino and his wife move to Milan. In 1976 at the request of UNICEF, his cartoon character Mafalda became the spokesperson for the Convention on the Rights of the Child.","[u'Quino']","[u'Argentina', u'Spain', u'Mendoza']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Internet videos']" "kan1139667-139668","stream","","Goin' to Chicago","","70 min","","The migration of African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North and West during and after World War II is retold through personal stories of a group of Chicagoans born in the Mississippi Delta. Goin' to Chicago chronicles one of the most momentous yet least heralded sagas of American history - the great migration of African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North and West after World War II. Four million black people created a dynamic urban culture outside the South, changing America forever. Goin' to Chicago traces this history through the personal stories of a group of older Chicagoans born mostly in the Mississippi Delta. They share their bitter recollections of sharecropping - owing half of each crop to the landowner, each beginning back-breaking labor in the fields at ten. A steelworker, newspaper editor, blues musician and others movingly recall their journeys up Hwy. 61 to Chicago in search of comparatively well-paying factory jobs. On the South Side they built a vibrant city-within-a-city of thriving black businesses and civic institutions, proudly referred to as ""Bronzeville."" They recall that after World War II increasingly self-assertive and prosperous blacks led a bitterly resisted struggle to open up fair housing opportunities outside the ghetto. But just as the American Dream was coming into reach for some, the steel mills and stockyards closed, leaving newer immigrants trapped in decaying public housing projects and inner-city despair. Goin' to Chicago is a moving tribute to a generation of African Americans who struggled - and triumphed - over odds as great or greater than other immigrant groups. ""Goin' to Chicago is a saga...It glows with insight, humor in adversity and hope. It's a beaut!"" - Studs Terkel. ""Adds tremendously to our understanding of one of the largest human migrations...A compelling story all Americans should see."" - Earl Lewis, Provost, Emory University. ""Powerful and evocative...The triumphs and tribulations of an entire generation are encapsulated in this film."" - Jacqueline Jones, Brandeis University.","[u'King, George']","[u'United States', u'Chicago']","[u'housing', u'immigrants', u'labor', u'culture', u'american', u'world war', u'african americans', u'war', u'history']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100050125","stream","","Ghetto Bully :Young Muslims and Misogynist Violence in Suburban Paris","2010","51 min.","","In the low-income housing blocks of the Paris suburbs, many residents are Muslim immigrants from Sharia-dominated societies, and their children struggle to find a balance between traditional and Western attitudes. In October of 2002, a local teenager named Sohane was attacked and set on fire, soon dying from her injuries. Her killer's motive? Sohane had spurned his advances, breaking one of the community's unwritten rules - women have no right to their own choices and must be ""submissive."" With that tragedy as a starting point, this film examines issues of gender equality, human rights, religious freedom, and cultural assimilation in the context of Europe's rapidly growing Muslim populations. Viewers meet a wide range of young French Muslims, both male and female, with equally wide-ranging attitudes - but a thug-like superiority disguised as religious devotion reigns among the teenage men. The work of Ni Putes Ni Soumises (""Neither Whores nor Submissives""), a women's activist group formed in response to misogynist brutality, is also a major topic.","","[u'United States']","[u""Women's Herstory Month"", u'gender', u'cultural assimilation', u'immigrants', u'children', u'housing', u'women']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "kan1062851-62852","stream","","Unnatural causes series","","","[u'Unnatural causes']","Unnatural causes sounds the alarm about the extent of our glaring socio-economic and racial inequities in health and searches for their root causes. But those causes are not what we might expect. While we pour more and more money into drugs, dietary supplements and new medical technologies, Unnatural causes crisscrosses the country investigating the findings that are shaking up conventional understanding of what really makes us healthy or sick. This is a story that implicates us all. We're spending Two trillion dollars a year and rising on healthcare, more than twice per person than the average industrialized nation. Yet American life expectancy ranks 29th in the world, behind Costa Rica. Infant mortality? Cypress, Slovenia and Malta do better. One third of Americans are obese. Chronic illness now costs American businesses more than One trillion dollars a year in lost productivity. It turns out there's much more to our health than bad habits, healthcare or unlucky genes. The social conditions in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our well-being and longevity. Unnatural causes is a medical detective story out to solve the mystery of what's stalking and killing us before our time, especially those of us who are less affluent and darker-skinned. But its investigators keep peeling back the onion, broadening their inquiry beyond the immediate, physical causes of death to the deeper, underlying causes that lurk in our neighborhoods, our jobs and even back in history. The perpetrators, of course, aren't individuals but rather societal and institutional forces. And theirs are not impulsive crimes of passion. These are slow deaths the result of a lifetime of grinding wear and tear, thwarted ambition, segregation and neglect. But this is also a story of hope and possibility, of communities organizing to gain control over their destinies and their health. The good news is that if bad health comes from policy decisions that we as a society have made, then we can make other decisions. Some countries already have, and they are living longer, fuller lives as a result.;Video 1. When the bough breaks: The number of infants who die before their first birthday is much higher in the U.S. than in other countries. And for African Americans the rate is nearly twice as high as for white Americans. Even well-educated Black women have birth outcomes worse than white women who haven't finished high school. Why?.;Video 2. Place matters: Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Latino and Southeast Asian immigrants like Gwai Boonkeut have been moving into long-neglected urban neighborhoods such as those in Richmond, California, a predominantly Black city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Segregation and lack of access to jobs, nutritious foods, and safe, affordable housing have been harmful to the health of long-time African American residents, and now the newcomers health is suffering too.;Video 3. Collateral damage: Two billion people worldwide are infected with the TB bacillus, but only 9 million people a year actually get the disease. The story of the Marshall Islands can help us understand why.;Video 4. Becoming American: Recent Mexican immigrants, although poorer, tend to be healthier than the average American. They have lower rates of death, heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses, despite being less educated, earning less and having the stress of adapting to a new country and a new language. In research circles, this is the Latino paradox.;Video 5. Bad sugar: The Pima and Tohono Oodham Indians of southern Arizona have arguably the highest diabetes rates in the world half of all adults are afflicted. But a century ago, diabetes was virtually unknown here. Researchers have poked and prodded the Pima for decades in search of a biological or more recently, genetic explanation for their high rates of disease.;Video 6. Not just a paycheck: In the winter of 2006, the Electrolux Corporation closed the largest refrigerator factory in the U.S. and moved it to Juarez, Mexico, for cheaper labor. The move turned the lives of nearly 3,000 workers in Greenville, Michigan, upside down.;Video 7. In sickness and in wealth: What are the connections between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin colour? Our opening episode travels to Louisville, Kentucky, not to explore whether medical care cures us but to see why we get sick in the first place, and why patterns of health and illness reflect underlying patterns of class and racial inequities.","","[u'South Africa', u'Michigan', u'Mexico', u'Greenville', u'Malta', u'Costa Rica', u'United States', u'Slovenia', u'Louisville', u'Marshall Islands', u'Cypress']","[u'heart', u'life', u'death', u'dietary supplements', u'money', u'housing', u'immigrants', u'research', u'social conditions', u'communities', u'american', u'health', u'infants', u'skin', u'medical care', u'islands', u'sounds', u'diabetes', u'african americans', u'women']","" "fod100052698","stream","","Gangster Refugees","2011","52 min.","[u'A Case Study in Immigration and Assimilation: Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta']","When thousands of war refugees poured into the Sydney suburb of Cabramatta in 1979, the first Vietnamese community in Australia was born. But it didn't take long for problems stemming from language barriers, cultural differences, and economic hardship to arise. The newcomers' traditional family structure began to crumble, leaving their children vulnerable to the allure of gang life. As terrifying crime rings sprang up, Cabramatta became a symbol of white Australia's worst nightmares about allowing foreigners into their country. Through the story of the first Vietnamese refugees in Australia, this program explores some of the challenges faced by immigrants and the factors that threaten a smooth assimilation. Viewable/printable instructor's guide available online.","","[u'Canada', u'Vietnam', u'Australia', u'Sydney']","[u'family', u'immigrants', u'war', u'crime', u'refugees', u'children']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "kan1090955-90956","stream","","General Colin Powell :my legacy and leadership (Commonwealth Club)","","68 min","","Powell opens up to reveal the important principles that guided his journey from being the son of Jamaican immigrants to becoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first African-American secretary of state. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its members for events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.","[u'United States', u'Powell, Colin L']","[u'Jamaica']","[u'immigrants', u'leadership']","" "fod100045437","stream","","California Killing Fields","2008","45 min.","","The series Gangland examines some of America's most notorious street gangs. Employing interviews and rare footage, this documentary is a raw look inside gangs and the agencies that are working against them. This program introduces us to the Tiny Rascals Gangsters, the dominant street gang in Fresno, California. Their roots reach back to the Cambodian killing fields of the 1970s, but today this brutal gang of immigrants boasts more than 10,000 members nationwide. The rivalry between the TRGs and The Asian Boyz is also discussed.","","[u'United States', u'Cambodia', u'Fresno']","[u'series', u'immigrants', u'gangs']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "fod100008549","stream","","The People's Army","1998","54 min.","[u""Tkuma: Israel's First 50 Years""]","Born in battle and ever struggling to survive, Israel requires compulsory military service for women as well as men. This program traces the history of the Israel Defense Forces in all of its conflicts, from the war for independence, where many immigrants went directly from their ships into battle; to the formation of Unit 101, the forerunner of the famed and feared paratrooper battalions; to the crack commando teams that protect the borders and police the trouble spots within the country today. The program also includes the details of present-day life in the field with the IDF. As ever, being an Israeli means being a soldier.","[u'Israel']","[u'Israel', u'Netherlands']","[u'life', u'police', u'immigrants', u'ships', u'women', u'war', u'history']","[u'Educational films']" "asp2392671-busv","stream","","Immigration reform momentum building :Case","2013","4 min..","[u'Business education in video']","America Online Founder Steve Case discusses immigration reform with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television's 'Bloomberg West.'","[u'Johnson, Cory']","","[u'building', u'immigration']","[u'Television news programs']" "kan1129305-129306","stream","","Al Capone: The Untouchable Legend","","53 min","","Al Capone: The Untouchable Legend is a new one-hour biography of the most notorious gangster in history. On January 17th, 1999, Al Capone would have celebrated his 100th birthday. His exploits in the early part of the century have inspired authors, journalists and filmmakers. Myths have always been woven around the figure of Al Capone. Born in Brooklyn, he began his career in crime as protege to New York underworld boss Frankie Yale in the early 1920's, and then moved to Chicago where he made himself a multi-millionaire from the protection business, gambling, brothels, and speakeasies. He is most infamous for planning the massacre of seven members of a rival gang on Valentine's Day in 1929. This was also the year the Justice Department named Eliot Ness to form a special crime-busting squad which came to be known as The Untouchables. In 1931 Alphonse Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and began an eleven year sentence in the Federal Prison on Alcatraz Island. Capone died in 1947 and is buried in Chicago's Mount Carmel Cemetery. But who really was this man? How did this child of Neapolitan immigrants become the most legendary gangster of the Roaring Twenties. Using historical film footage, movie scenes, and dramatic recreations filmed on location in Chicago, Brooklyn, Ellis Island, Florida's Palm Island, and Alcatraz, Al Capone: The Untouchable Legend not only depicts the rise and fall of Scarface, but also looks behind the myths at the private family man. Interviews with Capone's nephew Harry Hart, and with Capone experts John Binder, Dennis Hoffman and William Balsamo all help to illuminate the social and economic milieu of the '20s and '30s that led to the rise of the Mafia.","","[u'Netherlands', u'Chicago', u'Uruguay', u'United States', u'Brooklyn', u'New York']","[u'family', u'immigrants', u'journalists', u'biography', u'crime']","" "fod1000130778","stream","","Need for Speed ","","21 min 58 sec","[u'Mankind Decoded']","In this episode of Mankind Decoded, we learn how being the fastest enabled empires to be born and capitalism to thrive—beginning with the horses that facilitated Genghis Khan's takeover of Central Asia. With his fast ship, Francis Drake captured a silver fortune that helped finance the British Empire. Steam power revolutionized transportation and industry in the 19th century and contributed to immigration and Westward Expansion. The automobile marked an era of mass production and consumerism. Finally, the telegraph was a precursor to the electronic communication revolution that changed our relationship with time and space.","","","[u'horses', u'revolution', u'transportation', u'finance', u'mass production', u'communication', u'industry', u'immigration', u'british', u'capitalism', u'telegraph', u'time', u'fortune', u'speed', u'silver']","" "asp2379877-curv","stream","","Mountains and clouds","2007","93 min.","[u'How democracy works now']","Spring 2002: Kennedy and Brownback have rejoined forces, though security is now the focus. Their Border Security Bill must come before immigration reform ... but Senate action is halted by Appropriations Chairman Robert Byrd, Kennedy's longest-serving and most-feared colleague. When the White House proposes a small, immigrant-friendly provision be added to the stalled bill, it complicates the delay and becomes the catalyst for the birth of a permanent, powerful and organized national opposition to immigration reform.","[u'Byrd, Robert C', u'Camerini, Michael', u'Robertson, Shari']","[u'United States']","[u'immigration', u'birth']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100047027","stream","","Discussion of Illegal Immigration, 1985","1985","2 min.","[u'The WPA Film Library']","San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros and an INS official discuss illegal immigrants. Includes shots of illegals being arrested.","","[u'United States', u'San Antonio']","[u'immigrants']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films']" "kan1211407-211408","stream","","Donald Trump: The Apprentice President","","57 min","","Since announcing his candidacy, Donald Trump is everywhere. To him, it seems that nothing is taboo and no policy too outlandish to embrace. Somehow, this billionaire candidate has become the champion of ordinary America, with supporters travelling hundreds of miles just to see him.. To understand this phenomenon, we followed his campaign across the country for 200 days. In the beginning, he met his supporters in small rooms and the media was often absent. But quickly, he started packing rallies and the 'Trump Show' developed. On stage, he provoked immigrants and Muslims, women and minorities. But behind the scenes, he was tightly managing a slick media campaign and shutting out journalists.. We go behind the image and talk to his childhood friends and billionaire buddies, as well as his critics and those who have had the experience of working with him. What would a Trump Presidency be like?.","","","[u'immigrants', u'women']","[u'North American Studies', u'Documentary films']" "asp1760621-curv","stream","","The Raval Eleven","2009","35 min","","How should governments tackle possible threats of """"terrorist"""" attacks? In the past few years it's been a constant dilemma for authorities and police all over the world. In Spain, the authorities believe they have prevented a massive attack. Eleven immigrants - 10 Pakistanis and one Indian - were arrested almost a year and half ago and charged with plotting bomb attacks on underground railways in Barcelona and other European cities. What should one make of Mohammed Ayub, one of the accused? Family, friends and neighbours see this naturalised Spanish citizen as an elderly pastry cook and pious Muslim who dotes on his grandchildren. The Instructing Judge sees him as the head of a Jihadist terror cell linked to the Tablig movement. This documentary looks at the case and the issues it raises such as the nature of the fight against terrorism and the erosion of Constitutional freedoms.","[u'Rivas, Cristina']","[u'Venezuela', u'India', u'Spain', u'Barcelona']","[u'head', u'police', u'nature', u'immigrants', u'indian', u'terrorism']","[u'Documentary films']" "kan1086613-86614","stream","","Immigrants","","","","Life of immigrants to London from the former British Empire. Coloured immigrants in London, 1964.","","[u'United Kingdom', u'London']","[u'life', u'immigrants']","" "kan1116349-116350","stream","","100% Arabica","","85 min","","In a housing project located on the outskirts of Paris renamed ""100% Arabica"" by its inhabitants, African immigrants live side by side. In a world of exiles, poverty is the common denominator. Against this backdrop, director Zemmouri has brought together two of the biggest and most charismatic stars of the cross-cultural musical form known as Rai, Cheb Mami and Khaled, who play the leaders of a band called Rap Oriental.","[u'Khaled', u'Cheb Mami', u'Zemmouri, Mahmoud', u'Rai']","[u'Paris', u'United States']","[u'play', u'housing', u'immigrants', u'poverty', u'stars', u'musical form']","[u'Documentary films']" "fod100070936","stream","","Immigration: Challenges and Dangers ","","1 min 44 sec","[u'Luminaries']","Historian and author Bernard Bailyn talks about the challenges that immigrants faced in coming to North America during the colonial period. Professor Bailyn explains that the transatlantic voyage was always unpredictable. Diseases were a problem in certain areas, and starting a cultivation regime from scratch was an additional challenge.","","[u'United States']","[u'immigrants', u'diseases']","" "fod100048032","stream","","Nouveau Poor :Immigrant Poverty","2011","41 min.","[u'Poverty in America (6 Parts)']","The ""golden door"" exalted at the Statue of Liberty still beckons the world's poor. Once inside the U.S., however, most immigrants accept a lifestyle that is anything but glittering. This program reveals the conditions in which an American newcomer, legal or not, struggles to earn a living, save money, and meet basic needs. Featuring interviews with numerous immigrants from Latin America and Africa, the film illustrates their experiences with entrenched racism, unfairly low wages, the lack of a social safety net, few if any economic resources, and crowded, substandard housing. These individuals also describe the goals that drive them-education and a better future for their loved ones-and the equally important work ethic with which the majority of immigrants approach their jobs. Several scholars contribute their expertise as well.","","[u'United States', u'Liberty']","[u'american', u'immigrants', u'liberty']","[u'Videorecording', u'Educational films', u'Internet videos']" "asp2303859-cjiv","stream","","Facing the challenge of 21st century activism","","41 min","[u'Creating a new wisdom: the art and science of optimal well-being symposium']","Ever since she first achieved prominence with her bestseller Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher has devoted herself to illuminating the connections between the broad social and cultural issues that engulf us, our clients, and our communities. Through such widely read and broadly influential books as The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families and The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community, she's taught us about the pressures young girls face, the aging of the baby-boom generation, the challenges new immigrants confront, and the struggles of stressed, fragmented families. Her forthcoming book is The Green Boat: Trauma and Transcendence in Our Tumultuous Times. In her keynote talk, she'll focus on how to move from despair to action as we face the realities of our time. She'll explore not only how we can open up to the wider world without being overwhelmed, but also how doing so can help us lead lives that are more joyous, connected, and empowered.","[u'Pipher, Mary Bray']","","[u'aging', u'families', u'science', u'immigrants', u'girls', u'american', u'art', u'refugees']","[u'Filmed lectures']" "fod100007058","stream","","Immigration :promise and hope for generations","1997","29 min.","[u""America's Promise: Who's Entitled to What?""]","This program examines current immigration policy within the context of our historical role as a melting pot for diverse nationalities. The growing political debate over the influx of illegal immigrants from Latin America is discussed by political leaders-some of whom advocate rights for the illegals, and some of whom do not. New York Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, Governor of California Pete Wilson, and Doris Meissner, Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization Services, offer their opinions.","","","[u'immigrants']","[u'Educational films']"