Films by Subject Political Science

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20th Century Presidents - A 17-Part Series

This 17-part all-ages series details the history of the 17 US presidents who served America during the turbulent 20th Century. Each president made a difference in the times in which he served. Each has a unique story to tell, and each a museum where that story is told. Programs from the 20th Century Presidents series are filmed at different presidential libraries and museums around the country, where American youngsters tell the exciting stories of these leaders.
Release
2005
Minutes
9-22
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD and VHS

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44 Daze

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman occurred on February 26, 2012 in the community of Sanford, Florida. The incident caused huge waves throughout the world and raised many questions about the approach that was taken by the city officials of Sanford while investigating the incident. This documentary focuses on the 44 days directly after the shooting and the mounting pressure from around the nation that finally led to the arrest and charging of Zimmerman. The issues of social justice and judicial and municipal efficiency that were raised during this period are examined through in-depth interviews with Sanford city council and law enforcement officials.

Release
2014
Minutes
45
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Bigger Hammer, The

What really happened behind the scenes of the historic 2008 presidential election? The Bigger Hammer tracks the message wars of the Obama-McCain race with the leading strategists and spinners, uncovering how politics, thirty second TV ads, and history shaped the race for the White House. 

Release
2014
Minutes
101
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Cold War and Beyond, the - Four-Part Series

For nearly 50 years, a Cold War between the world's mightiest superpowers raged on nearly every continent. Never before has that most dangerous era in our planet's history been examined with such skill, perspective, and insight.
Release
2004
Minutes
30 each
Grade Level
C,S
Format
DVD and VHS

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Debaters, The

The Debaters highlights the concept behind debating, its role in society and how it develops a global discourse for students to discuss important issues. Welcome to the cut-throat world of international school debating where feisty, intelligent teens from across the globe argue their way to the top. At the World School Debating Championships in Wales, we follow the journey of a top debating team and their determined coach as they face off against 36 countries in the battle for world domination.
Release
2008
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Decisive Moment, A

This video features the often dramatic climaxes of American presidential elections since 1948. One question often asked by people with an interest in politics is whether US presidential elections always have a DECISIVE MOMENT, a statement, a mistake, or an event that decides the race and puts one of the two candidates into the most powerful office in the world.
Release
2002
Minutes
39
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Extreme Environments: Drought

Areas such as the Horn of Africa are suffering severe droughts
brought on by seasonal changes, climate change, political troubles
and population increases.

Release
2012
Minutes
24
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Fight For Oil - Part 1

Part 1 chronicles the discovery of oil in Persia in 1908; the tumultuous claims placed on Middle East territories and conclude with the British being sent home from Iran in the 1950s. This episode explores the sphere of interest, power politics, oil's role in both World Wars, American influence, the Saudi empire, the exile of Britain, and the Shaw's rise to power and the start of turmoil between the nations of the Middle East.
Release
2007
Minutes
460
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Fight For Oil - Part 3

Part 3 profiles the after effects of the second gulf war. Iraq, which once played a major role in the Middle East oil trade, is struggling to gain stability. Exemplifying this is the city of Kirkuk, one of the two largest oil regions in the country, where oil brought destruction and discrimination against the Kurds. In Iran, controversy surrounds the Sunni and Shiite's and the struggle for everyday life. This episode also shows the disparity between north and south Tehran and the south's disappointment with failed promises by president Ahmadinijhad. In stark contrast lies Kuwait and Saudi Arabia where modernization is far beyond that of Iran and Iraq.
Release
2007
Minutes
55
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Future of Water: 3-Part Series

From ancient civilizations to current day metropolitan cities, all societies have been shaped by the struggle to control water. The future of humankind will be shaped by the element of water and this struggle for control will establish the balance between peace and war, profoundly influencing relations between countries and continents. Climate change will also greatly affect water resources in the future. In the next decades huge water projects will radically change the face of the Earth. The future of water is a highly important global issue, which threatens the security of the entire planet.
Release
2008
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Maps of the Great Explorers Part 1: Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan

Part 1 - Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan - The earliest maps didn't represent the actual land content of the world. Maps were updated as more of New World was explored. The maps of the Middle Ages, were mostly based on conjecture rather than actual discovery. With the expansion of the spice trade between Asian and Portugal and Spain, the maps began to change once again.
Release
2009
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Moneyocracy

The 2012 Presidential election was the most costly ever in the U.S. History.  More than $6 billion has been spent by the campaigns and independent groups to get their candidate elected. But for what purpose?

Release
2014
Minutes
54
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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On the Trail of Bin Laden

Years after the 9/11 terror attacks, Osama Bin Laden, public enemy number one, is still not in American hands. This film helps us understand how the most wanted man on the planet was able to slip through the net of Western powers. Retrace the trail taken by the leader of Al Qaeda since October 2001, the beginning of the American offensive.
Release
2004
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Price of Kings, The: 3 Part Series

The Price of Kings:The careers of three controversial political leaders - Arafat, Perez and Arias and the price of their leadership for themselves and their nations.
Release
2013
Minutes
62
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Spirit of Democracy, The: Six Part Series

This six part series portrays the way in which democracy has become the most universally acclaimed system mankind has been able to conceive as a form of government. No one country is entitled to claim credit for developing democracy as a political theory, and no one can say how the story will end. In many parts of the world today democracy is taken for granted, but the road has been both long and hard. Conspiracy, war and revolution have all played a role in its history, a history of heroes, rogues, martyrs and visionary thinkers.
Release
2000
Minutes
6x28
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Team For Peace, A

Touching, passionate and provocative, A Team for Peace follows the riveting journey of a group of preadolescent soccer players, half Palestinian, half Israeli, put together to play on an all star team, The Peace Team, and compete in the world's largest international youth soccer tournament.
Release
2007
Minutes
45
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD

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Truth, Lies, And Intelligence

Truth, Lies, and Intelligence is a powerful, hard-hitting documentary which outlines the intelligence fraud and the devastating chain of events culminating in the invasion of Iraq led by America, Australia and Britain, chronicling the inside journey from 9/11 to the bombing of Baghdad. After scores of interviews with senior intelligence analysts, Iraqi refugees, Arab leaders, insurgent bombers and ordinary citizens - can there only be one conclusion? That the devastating chain of events culminating in the invasion, conquest and occupation of Iraq was a war based on a litany of lies and intelligence fraud.
Release
2007
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Up for Debate

In September 2008, five teenagers, a Qatari, an Iraqi, a Syrian-Armenian, a Pakistani, and an Iranian, journeyed from the Middle East to Washington, DC to join teens from around the world in an intensely competitive annual ritual: the World School Debating Championships. Well aware that their region is associated, in Western minds, with oil, money, and jihad, they are determined to show that they are not closed-minded extremists.
Release
2010
Minutes
60
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Weapon of Choice

Before and after the popular uprising that led to the fall of Hosni Mubarak, a new generation of Egyptian filmmakers started using their weapon of choice—their cameras— as a tool for revealing the truth to the world. More than ever a crucial weapon of resistance, filming breaks the law of silence and makes sense out of confusion that now rules Egypt. Weapon of Choice shows how filmmakers, through fiction, documentary or citizen journalism, take action in the long and difficult process of transformation that is Revolution. With Ibrahim El Batout, Ayten Amin, Wael Omar, Khalid Abdalla, Amr Salama, Mohamed Diab and Karim El Shenawy.
Release
2013
Minutes
43
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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World, The: A Television History - A Twenty-Six Part Series

The World consists of 26 programs and covers the history of the world from the dawn of mankind to ancient Greece and Rome, the expansion of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the development of the United States through the Great Depression and the Cold War, to the present. Concise, accurate and complete, The World is an excellent resource for all students.
Release
1985
Minutes
26x26
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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