Books, Movies, & More:

Movies:

  • ABC Africa: documentary
  • Amandla: about the power of song in ending apartheid
  • Amazing Grace: William Wilborforce and the history behind the "end" of slavery in Britain
  • Before Night Falls: life of one of Cuba's literary voices, Reinaldo Arenas
  • Beyond Rangoon: based on true story, American escaping Burma in 1988
  • Blood Diamonds: the horrendous brutality and exploitation of the diamond trade
  • Born into Brothels: documentary of Kids with Cameras
  • Boys of Baraka: documentary Baltimore, MD 20 boys sent to special institution in Kenya.
  • Caminho das Nuvens (The Middle of the World): family travels to city to seek a better life
  • Capitalism, a love story
  • Catch a Fire: true story, S. Africa
  • Chasing Freedom: lawyer who attempts to earn a foreign women citizenship in the US
  • Children of Men: future without ability to bear children and marshall law
  • Children Underground: homeless children in Bucharest
  • The Circle: Iranian women, repressive society.
  • The Constant Gardener
  • The Corporation: documentary, US Corporations
  • Cry Freedom: true story, friendship between two men in S. Africa, struggling against aparteid.
  • Dan Ellsbury and the Pentagon Paper
  • Dark Days: harrowing account of the day-to-day existence of the homeless
  • Devil's Miner: Bolivian silver mines from child's point of view
  • Dreams of Sparrows: plight of Iraqi civilians under US occupation
  • End of Poverty: World bank explains how today's financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries.
  • Favela Rising: about one man's efforts to better himself and his community, the slums of Rio.
  • Flags of our Fathers: companion movie to Letters from IwoJima, WWII movie from US viewpoint
  • The Future we will create behind-the-scenes tour of this stimulating annual conference of bold new ideas.
  • The Garden: details the plight of the farmers who organized and worked on a community garden in Los Angeles.
  • Ghosts of Rwanda: genocide Rwanda
  • The Ground Truth: US veterans and the war in Iraq.
  • Himalaya, l'enfance d'un chef: Tibet, focuses on daily lives and customs.
  • Homeland: American Indian activists
  • Hotel Rwanda: genocide Rwanda
  • In My Country: South Africa's history of institutionalized racism
  • In this World: account of two Afghan refugees' passage to the West in search of a better life
  • Keep the River to your Right: anthropologist Tobias Schneebaum jungles of Peru
  • Lagaan, Once Upon a Time in India: Indian village, beset by drought, colonialism 1893
  • Lamumba: Patrice Lumumba was a passionate advocate for freedom in colonial Africa
  • Last King of Scotland: Ugandan dictator Idi Amin
  • Letter: Documentary Somalis immigrating to Lewistan, MA, post 9/11 violence towards them and the community response.
  • Letters from IwoJima: WWII movie from the Japanese viewpoint
  • The Linquists: search for dying languages
  • Lord of War
  • Mandela and de Klerk: docudrama
  • Milking the Rhino: examines the deepening conflict between humans and animals in an ever-shrinking world. It is the first major documentary to explore wildlife conservation from the perspective of people who live with wild animals.
  • Most Dangerous Man in America

Movies, continued:

  • Motorcycle Diaries: Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevaras
  • National Geographic: China's Lost Girls: documentary
  • Our Times: docudrama, Iranian women during 2001 election
  • Pandemic: Facing AIDS
  • Peace, a documentary
  • Pursuit of Happyness: homelessness
  • Red Corner: thriller that sought to expose the civil and human rights abuses of China
  • Separate but Equal: Brown vs. the Board of Education
  • Sicko
  • Soldier Child: A Documentary by Neil Abramson
  • Sometimes in April: Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen
  • Syrian Bride: Marriage in the midst of political turmoil between Israel and Syria
  • Tears of the Sun: career soldier choosing to save refugees in Africa over orders
  • Tibet cry of the Snow Lion
  • Troublesome Creek: documentary demise of the American farm family
  • Trust me: Shalom, Salaam, Peace: documentary
  • Turtles Can Fly: days leading up to the Iraq war from a young boy's perspective.
  • Warrior of Light: homeless children on the streets of Rio de Janeiro
  • When the Mountains Tremble: documentary human rights abuses in Guatemala
  • Witnesses: real-life war crimes committed during the Serbo-Croatian war
  • Why We Fight: documentary, US and war
  • Yesterday: AIDS

Books:

  • Africa Unchained, George BN Ayittey
  • America's New War on Poverty, compiled and edited by Robert Lavelle
  • Big Citizenship, Alan Khazei
  • Black Death, Aids in Africa, Susan S. Hunter
  • A Broken Landscape HIV & AIDS in Africa, Gideon Mendel
  • The Bush Agenda, Antonia Juhasz
  • Ending World Hunger, Nathan Aaseng
  • The Diary of Ma Yan, Ma Yan, translated by Lisa Appignanesi
  • Deadly Business, Herbert Krosney
  • Each one, Teach One, Ronald Casanova
  • Economic Apartheid in America, Chuck Collins & Felice Yeskel
  • The Economic Hit Man, John Perkins
  • The End of Poverty, Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Growing Up Empty, Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
  • Homeless in America, Melissa J. Doak
  • House of War, by James Carroll
  • An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore
  • Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs, Sara K. Gould
  • Left to Tell, by Immaculee Illibagiza
  • A Long Way Gone, by Ishmeal Beah
  • Masters of Illusion, Catherine Caufield
  • Nobodies, John Bowe
  • One Nation, Mark Robert Rank
  • Only One Earth, Lloyd Timberlake
  • Perpetuating Poverty, Doug Bandow & Ian Vasquez
  • Poverty in America, Kathiann M. Kowalski
  • The Shackled Continent, Robert Quest
  • State of Emergency, Patrick Buchanan
  • The Universe in a Single Atom, The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson
  • Volunteer Vacations, Bill McMill, Doug Cutchins and Anne Geissinger
  • The War on Hunger, Ron Fridell
  • The White Man's Burden, William Easterly
  • The Working Poor, David Shipler
  • The World's Banker, Sebastian Mallaby
  • World Health, Ronan Foley

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