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  1. Divide et Impera (Divide and Rule) (2015)

    Director
    Scott Noble
    Subject
    History; Politics & government; Social Studies

    The series examines early American history through an examination of class. Part 1 DIVIDE ET IMPERA includes sections on Mother Jones, the American Constitution; the Civil War draft riots; Reconstruction;...

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  2. No More Road Trips?: A Dream Ride Through 20th Century America Made from Home Movies (2013)

    Producer
    Rick Prelinger
    Subject
    American Studies; Social Studies

    A dream ride through 20th-century America made entirely from home movies, asks whether we’ve come to the end of the open road. Have we reached "peak travel"? Can we still find fortune (and ourselves) on...

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  3. Restoring an Icon (2012)

    Producer
    Jeff Reed
    Subject
    Environmental science

    Short film about the reintroduction of bison to Montana, their natural habitat, as part of The American Prairie Foundation’s project to restire a vast amount of prairie to its natural state. This film...

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  4. Billionaires’ Tea Party: How Corporate America is Faking a Grassroots Revolution (2011)

    Director
    Taki Oldham
    Subject
    Politics & government; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 54 minutes), $250.00 (MEF)

    In the summer of 2009, shortly after Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress swept to power promising a new era of hope and change, a citizens protest movement emerged out of nowhere threatening to derail...

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  5. College Conspiracy (2011)

    Subject
    Economics; Education

    This video sets out to debunk the belief that Americans with college degrees earn $1 million more in lifetime income compared to high school graduates without a college degree. It analyses the total cost of...

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  6. Inside America: The Quiet Persuader (2011)

    Subject
    Media studies; Social Studies

    First transmitted in 1965, this programme looks at Steve Frankfurt, a New York advertising executive working in an industry worth 14 billion dollars in the US alone. Used to spending thousands at a time with...

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  7. Devil’s Music, The: Series 2 (2011)

    Subject
    Music

    A series of four 25-minute programmes in which Alexis Korner investigates the roots of American Blues music.

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  8. Alistair Cooke: The Essential Letters from America: 2000 - 2004 (2010)

    Subject
    History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 300 minutes), £18.35

    This last selection of Cooke’s letters focuses on the turbulent times in the US in the first years of the new millennium, covering the famously controversial 2000 election, in which George W. Bush narrowly...

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  9. War on Democracy, The (2008)

    Director
    John Pilger; Chris Martin
    Subject
    Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 95 minutes), £19.99

    Focusing on the political state of Latin America, the film is a rebuke of both the United States’ intervention in foreign countries’ domestic politics, and its war on terrorism. John Pilger’s 2007...

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  10. Anti-Global Warming Advertisements (2006)

    Subject
    Environmental science; Media studies; Politics & government

    Two thirty-second television advertisments produced by the Competitive Enterprise Institute in the USA which speak out against calls by environmental groups and some policicians for reduced energy use to...

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