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  1. 20-S (2018)

    Director
    Jaume Roures
    Subject
    Politics & government

    The idea that democracy should be about dialogue and compromise seems to have recently disappeared from many countries including the US, Hungary and Turkey. In Spain the prime example of this new political...

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  2. Dangerous Dynasty, A: House of Assad (2018)

    Subject
    History; Politics & government

    This three-part BBC series is a thorough lesson in how Syria has ended up in its current predicament. Right at the centre of it are President Bashar and his wife Asma, who met and fell in love in London....

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  3. All That is Solid Melts into Air: The Politics of Hope in a Time of Fragility (2018)

    Subject
    Politics & government; Social sciences
    Distribution
    Audio (Download)

    Right wing populism stalks Europe and has a representative in the White House. Our politics are destabilised by uncertainty while our economies are undermined by uncertainty. In this podcast, journalist Gary...

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  4. Freestyle (2018)

    Subject
    Film studies; History; Politics & government

    The Peterloo Massacre (16 August 1819) began as a peaceful demonstration in Manchester for rights and representation, with thousands gathering to express their views. This short film explores its legacy from...

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  5. Brexit: A Very British Coup (2017)

    Director
    Patrick Forbes
    Producer
    Claire Kavanagh
    Subject
    Politics & government

    Documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the Leave and Remain side during the campaign leading up to the referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union. The story of the campaign...

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  6. Europe in Dark Times: Alterity, Hatred and Prejudice (2017)

    Subject
    Politics & government; Psychology; Social Studies

    Lecture by psychoanalyst Jonathan Sklar. Part of a series produced by the Institute of Psychoanalysis which focuses on the effects that economics and society have in the mind of the individual.[50 minutes]

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  7. King Lear (2017 Audio)

    Director
    Barnaby Edwards
    Producer
    David Richardson
    Subject
    Drama; Politics & government; Psychology; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Audio (CD Download, 180), £16.99 (CD), £14.99 (Download).

    In ancient Britain, the elderly King Lear plans for the future of his estate by putting his three daughters to the test. By indulging his vanity, the King delivers a terrible injustice that wrecks havoc on...

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  8. Macbeth (2017 Film)

    Director
    Kit Monkham
    Producer
    Alan Latham; Tom Mattinson
    Subject
    Drama; Politics & government; Psychology; Shakespeare; Women’s studies

    One of King Duncan’s best generals, Macbeth is showered with honours at court having achieved a great victory. When some drifters prophesy that he will be King and encouraged by the ambitions of his wife,...

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  9. Slow Burn (2017)

    Subject
    American Studies; Politics & government

    This podcast takes a fresh look at recent political history. In Season One, writer Leon Neyfakh, focuses on the Watergate scandal. The podcast draws parallels between the administration of Richard Nixon and...

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  10. Mic Drop (2017)

    Director
    Keith Piper
    Subject
    American Studies; Film studies; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale Hire, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 12 minutes), On request

    When Obama dropped the microphone, he knew what he was doing: this gesture remains a powerful way of underlining some final words. Derived from the 1980s rap scene, it signals the point when words reach...

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