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					                    Documentary Title                    Time/Format                       Creators                            Library                       Call Number                                                 Description
10 questions for the Dalai Lama                        85 min., DVD    Produced by Rick Ray and Sharon Ray   College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   BQ7935 B77 T46 2007      Ten questions are posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick
                                                                                                             West, Rm 1191                                                       Ray. Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together
                                                                                                                                                                                 observations from his own journeys throughout India and the Middle East, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                 wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader.
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1-800-INDIA                                            55 min., DVD    (produced by Anna Cater)              Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HD2365 A12 2006          Over the past decade, India has emerged as the leader in the global market for
                                                                                                             Center                                                              outsourced white-collar jobs, one reason for the nation’s rapid economic growth. This
                                                                                                                                                                                 WIDE ANGLE case study explores the experiences of emerging Indian professionals who
                                                                                                                                                                                 have been recruited into positions requiring long hours, late-night shifts, and Westernized
                                                                                                                                                                                 work habits. The program reveals the human and cultural impact of a controversial yet
                                                                                                                                                                                 essentially unstoppable global economic trend, examining its effect on Indian family life,
                                                                                                                                                                                 on the evolving landscape of urban India, and on the aspirations and daily lives of young
                                                                                                                                                                                 Indian citizens, especially women, as they enter the work force. In addition, anchor Daljit
                                                                                                                                                                                 Dhaliwal discusses social, political, and economic development in India with Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                 Elliott, editor of Time International.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat summary
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2 million minutes                                      54 min., DVD    Directed and edited by Chad Heeter    Memorial Library Microforms/Media          LB1607 T95 2007        Examines the daily lives, pressures, and ambitions of six high school students in the US,
                                                                                                             Center Room 443, DVD                                              China, and India, and their future prospects in the global economy.         Source:
                                                                                                                                                                               Madcat Summary
Aage badhata apna Bharat                               18 min., VHS                                          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1077 Campaign videocassette supporting Congress (I) party in the 1991 Indian elections.
                                                                                                             Center Room 443-SA Video
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Actor training & kalaripayyat: martial arts of India   45 min., VHS                                          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          GV1100.71 A28 1975
(From Series: Asian theatre)                                                                                 Center Room 443-Videoca

Adaptable kingdom: music and dance from Nepal          27 min., VHS    Directed by Deben Bhattacharya        Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility       VIDEO CASSETTE 816       This film takes the viewer to a kingdom in the Himalayas, where tribal animism,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Buddhism, and Hinduism live in harmony. In the folklore of Nepal, religious mask-dances
                                                                                                                                                                                 with the sound of large barrel drums illustrate the age-old battle between good and evil.
                                                                                                                                                                                 We also hear a gayen, the itinerant singer of the Nepalese folk tradition, side-by-side with
                                                                                                                                                                                 temple songs.
Afghanistan: Exploring the Taliban Revolution          24 min. VHS                                           Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                In Afghanistan, the Taliban - militant Sunni fundamentalists schooled in Pakistan - have
                                                                                                             Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               taken over almost all of the country. Will their jihad spread to the Sunni minority of Iran,
                                                                                                                                                                                 igniting a rebellion against that country's Shiite government? Or will Iran strike first,
                                                                                                                                                                                 through the Shiite minority living in Afghanistan? This compelling report, filmed by the
                                                                                                                                                                                 first crew to enter Afghanistan after America's anti-terrorist air-strikes in 1998, takes a
                                                                                                                                                                                 first-hand look at both the results and the implications of escalating tensions between
                                                                                                                                                                                 Afghanistan and its neighbors.

After Shock: The Rough Guide to Democracy              65 min., NTSC   Rakesh Sharma                         Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                In a globalised world the economic interests of giant corporate companies come ever
                                                                                                             Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               more in conflict with the basic needs of the common man. Here the lowest level of the
                                                                                                                                                                                 Indian democracy, the Indian village, comes in the way of commercial development in the
                                                                                                                                                                                 new world economy. Aftershock is a touching documentary from the Kutch (Gujarat,
                                                                                                                                                                                 India) area, devastated by earthquake on January 26, 2001. Over twenty thousand people
                                                                                                                                                                                 died and even more homes were destroyed. But this documentary is neither about the
                                                                                                                                                                                 earthquake nor about brave relief volunteers. The director worked as a volunteer in the
                                                                                                                                                                                 villages of Julrai and Umarsar. By accident he stumbles upon a delegation from the
                                                                                                                                                                                 government-owned Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation while they are forcing
                                                                                                                                                                                 people from their homes. The company officials see this earthquake as a god-given
                                                                                                                                                                                 opportunity to acquire this land for their own benefit. People are being chased from their
                                                                                                                                                                                 land without the rest of the worlds noticing. Not a single story of these events reached
                                                                                                                                                                                 television or newspapers in India. The only report exists in the form a relief volunteers
                                                                                                                                                                                 documentary, using a DV cam - digital video camera.

Ahmedabad : life of a city in India (2 copies)         30 min., VHS    (produced by Howard Spodek)           Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HC438 A35 A35 1990       Presents the effects of industrialization on the social and economic conditions in the city
                                                                                                             Center                                     and                      of Ahmedabad, India.
                                                                                                             and                                        AS2.016                  Source: Madcat summary
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                                                                                                             Van Hise Hal)
Aihole - Cradle of Indian Architecture                 34 min., DVD    (directed by R. Bharathadri)          Art Library Audiovisual Collection         NA6008.A34 A34 2007      Today’s Aihole is an over grown village in Bhagalkat District of Karnataka. Originally
                                                                                                                                                                                 known as Ayyavola or Aryapur, it was the capital of Chalukyan dynasty through 6th to the
                                                                                                                                                                                 8th century AD. The oldest flatroofed Lad Khan temple, the flat roofed Kontagudi temple,
                                                                                                                                                                                 dedicated to Shiva, the apsidal Durga temple, the northern style shikhara temples of
                                                                                                                                                                                 Huchimalli Gudi and Hucchappayya, the Meguti Jaina temple, seated on a hill, show the
                                                                                                                                                                                 eclectic confluence of sectarian and aesthetic traditions at Aihole.

Ajabua dance and drama                                 19 min., VHS                                          Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.014c                 Ajuba Dance and Drama Co. introduces a troupe of popular entertainers in North India.
                                                                                                             (ph:608-262-8695)                                                   Performing in private compounds, factory yards, and mango groves, they stage a type of
                                                                                                                                                                                 theater known as Nautanki, an amalgam of music, dance, comedy routines, and drama.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Nautanki draws as easily from the arts of the royal courts as it does from the latest
                                                                                                                                                                                 Bombay feature films. The film allows viewers to see the performers in their everyday
                                                                                                                                                                                 lives, meet Bhaggal, the director, travel with his Ajuba troupe, watch them rehearse their
                                                                                                                                                                                 lines and put on their make-up, and finally, under the stars, witness a Nautanki
                                                                                                                                                                                 performance itself, with dance, song, color and romance.

Ajuba Dance and Drama Co.                              20 min., VHS    By Ron Hess                           Memorial Library Microforms/Media          GV1693 A5 1990           Discusses the art of dance in India as performed by the Ajuba Dance and Drama Co.
                                                                                                             Center Room 443-Videoca
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Altar of Fire (3 copies)                               45 min.         By J. Frits Staal                     Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                This film records a 12-day ritual performed by Nambudiri Brahmins in Kerala, southwest
                                                                                                             Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               India, in April 1975. This event was possibly the last performance of the Agnicayana, a
                                                                                                                                                                                 Vedic ritual of sacrifice dating back 3,000 years and probably the oldest surviving ritual of
                                                                                                                                                                                 mankind. Long considered extinct and never witnessed by outsiders, the ceremonies
                                                                                                                                                                                 require the participation of seventeen priests, involve libations of Soma juice and
                                                                                                                                                                                 oblations of other substances, and are preceded by several months of preparation and
                                                                                                                                                                                 rehearsals. They include the construction from a thousand bricks of a fire altar in the
                                                                                                                                                                                 shape of a bird.

Amrit beeja = The eternal seed                         43 min., VHS    (directed by by Meera Dewan)          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          S471 I3 A66 1996         With insightful interviews and rare footage from India's agricultural industry, this keenly
                                                                                                             Center Room                                                         observed film depicts Indian women's struggles to use traditional farming practices
                                                                                                                                                                                 instead of chemically-based agriculture. Comparing the practices of women who consider
                                                                                                                                                                                 seeds sacred with multinational companies' use of sterilized hybrids, this evocative
                                                                                                                                                                                 analysis celebrates the scientific basis of women's native traditions in a provocative look
                                                                                                                                                                                 at the evolving meanings of healthy land use.

An appointment with the astrologer                     23 min., VHS    Writer/producer, Paul L. Kuepferle    Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BF1714 I5 A676 2001      Follows several people in India, all from different walks of life, as they seek advice from
                                                                                                             Center Room 443-Videoca                                             their astrologers.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary

                   Documentary Title                    Time/Format                      Creators                                 Library                     Call Number                                                 Description
An Appointment with the Astrologer: Personal          40 min., VHS                                              Learning Support Services Library (259   AS2.014                  An Appointment with the Astrologer: Personal Consultations in Hindu Society shows four
Consultations in Hindu Society                                                                                  Van Hise Hall)                           and                      highly-regarded astrologers in Varanasi (Banaras) meeting some of the people coming to
                                                                                                                                                         BF1714 I5 A676 2001      them for consultations: a woman whose husband has been missing for over a year, an
                                                                                                                                                                                  actor confronting a major law suit, a woman whose marriage arrangements have been
                                                                                                                                                                                  broken off three times because of her horoscope, the Maharaja of Banaras who needs to
                                                                                                                                                                                  know auspicious times to sign important documents, a politician debating whether or not
                                                                                                                                                                                  to stand in an election, a young man seeking a second opinion on his forthcoming
                                                                                                                                                                                  marriage, and a rickshaw driver who wants to cure his suicide-prone son.
                                                                                                                                                                                  From the series: Contemporary South Asia

An Indian pilgrimage : Kashi (2 copies)               30 min., VHS    (directed by Joseph Elder)                Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.002.002              Presents a documentary on a pilgrimage to the sacred city of Kashi on the Ganges River.
                                                                                                                and                                      and                      Follows two Telugu-speaking brahmans and their wives who come from south India to
                                                                                                                Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL1239.36 V37 I56        perform classical ancestor rites. Shows some of the tenets of Hinduism as the pilgrims are
                                                                                                                Center Room 443-Videoca                  1999                     instructed in the correct performance of the rites by a brahman Telugu-speaking priest.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat summary

An Indian pilgrimage : Ramdevra (2 copies)            25 min., VHS    (directed by Joseph Elder and Mira Reym   Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.002.001              Presents a documentary on a folk pilgrimage to Ramdevra, India. Follows a group of
                                                                      Binford & Michael Camerini)               and                                      and                      Hindus from Bombay to the grave of Ramdev, a medieval hero and saint of Rajasthan.
                                                                                                                Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL1239.36 R37 I53        Shows ways in which the Hindu pilgrims are free to worship, their collective offering at
                                                                                                                Center Room 443-Videoca                  1999                     Ramdev’s grave, and their interactions with other pilgrims, shoppers, preachers, hawkers,
                                                                                                                                                                                  and devotional singers who throng the festival. Devotional songs telling the stories of
                                                                                                                                                                                  Ramdev feature prominently in film.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat summary

An Introduction [to the religions of South Asia.]     30 min., VHS    David M. Knipe                            Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.001.001                The scope of the series "Exploring the religions of South Asia" is presented with scenes
                                                                                                                (ph:608-262-8695)                                                 from the various programs. The religions investigated are Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Islam, and Christianity. Summarizes concepts and considerations universal to all the
                                                                                                                                                                                  religions covered.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                  From the series: Exploring the religions of South Asia
Anandalahar (Waves of joy)                            26 min., VHS    Directed by Deben Bhattacharya            Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     VIDEO CASSETTE 502       Itinerant folk poets and singers, the Bâul of Bengal draw from both Hindu and Islamic
                                                                                                                                                                                  traditions for their mystical visions of Indian life. Use of the stringed drum, the
                                                                                                                                                                                  anandalahari, and the gopijantra, a single-stringed instrument, is also shown in this video,
                                                                                                                                                                                  which focuses on an annual festival honoring the 12th century Sanskrit poet Jayadeva.

Angst at Large                                                        By Shankar Barua                          Center for South Asia Outreach Video                              Angst at Large, a political documentary, seeks to examine and explore the current chaos
                                                                                                                Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                             in North East India with special reference to Assam. Ravaged by floods every year, Assam
                                                                                                                                                                                  for the last two decades in now in the throes of an uncanny kind of crisis. New battle lines
                                                                                                                                                                                  are being drawn with an alarming ease and Communities are pitted against each other.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Preferences and affiliations are being redefined everyday and average citizen can only
                                                                                                                                                                                  experience fear. A working democracy seems to be operating on the surface but a vast
                                                                                                                                                                                  majority continues to be mute spectators with drama rife with blood and gore. As rebels
                                                                                                                                                                                  fight fro a free Assam, the Indian military has to work overtime to bring them back to the
                                                                                                                                                                                  mainstream. The film lets people talk for themselves and seeks a journey to the heart of a
                                                                                                                                                                                  region so less known to the outside world.

Asia expansion: treasures and travels                 55 min., DVD    Producer/writer, Steve Drake              MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12    DS33 A853 2005           Segments on Asia discuss the unification of China and the building of the Great Wall;
                                                                                                                Stacks                                                            antiquities in the Yangtze River Valley; the end of China’s golden age and an overview of
                                                                                                                                                                                  Japanese civilization; and religion in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Contents: China’s unified empire (4:29 min.) -- Lost treasures of the Yangtze Valley (31:11
                                                                                                                                                                                  min.) -- Mongols and warlords (5:24 min.) -- India’s faithful (5:18 min.)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat Summary

Asia, beyond the miracle                              14 min., VHS    Directed by Bill Megalos                  Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HC412 A852 1997        In less than one generation, Asia has experienced a social and economic transformation
                                                                                                                Center Room 443-Videoca                                         unrivaled in history. Today, three Asian countries are among the ten richest in the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                Yet Asia is still home to two thirds of the world's poor. What lies ahead for Asia? Can the
                                                                                                                                                                                miracle be sustained?
Asia’s water crisis : the struggle within each drop   18 min., VHS                                              Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HD1698 A1 A85 1997 This video profiles Sri Lanka, the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China, and looks
                                                                                                                Center                                                          toward solutions to Asia’s growing water crisis.
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Ayodhya : a city in flames                            42 min., VHS    Producer, Chanda Narang                   Memorial Library Microforms/Media         Video Cassette SA-966 A report on the actions taken at Lucknow and Ayodhya, from 28th Oct. to 2nd Nov. 1990,
                                                                                                                Center Room 443-SA Video                                        against volunteer Hindu workers who were attempting to begin temple construction.
                                                                                                                                                                                On the police action in Ayodhya, Faizabad, during the foundation stone laying ceremony
                                                                                                                                                                                (shilanyas) for the proposed Ram Temple, on 30th Oct. and 2nd Nov. 1990.

Ayodhya: the history                                  40 min., VHS                                              Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1439 A historical survey of Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram and the site for the
                                                                                                                Center Room 443-SA Video                                        Ramjannabhumi Temple.
                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Madacat Summary
Back to school: the ongoing struggle to educate the   90 min., DVD                                              MERIT Library (formerly CIMC)            LB43 B33 2006          In 2003, the Wide Angle program Time for School profiled children in seven countries--
world’s children                                                                                                Professional Stacks                                             Afghanistan, Benin, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya, and Romania--as they started their first
                                                                                                                                                                                year of school, often in the face of great adversity. Three years later this Wide Angle
                                                                                                                                                                                episode returns to visit each child, updating the progress of their educational and personal
                                                                                                                                                                                development. The similarities and contrasts that emerge among the lives of these young
                                                                                                                                                                                people provide rich insight into the disparities of opportunity around the globe--
                                                                                                                                                                                underscoring the hard fact that more than 100 million children worldwide are growing up
                                                                                                                                                                                without schooling.
                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Madcat Summary

Bake restudy, 1984                                    60 min., VHS    by Nazir Jairazbhoy and Amy Catlin        Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     Music Library (Mills)    he authors return in 1984 to the original sites of Arnold Blake's 1938 South Indian
                                                                                                                                                         Audio Facility           fieldwork in order to solicit responses to his photographs and audio recordings of
                                                                                                                                                                                  numerous performance traditions in an examination of continuity and change. The
                                                                                                                                                                                  videotape incorporates Blake's 16mm films and audio recordings. It also shows the
                                                                                                                                                                                  background of this Dutch scholar, the methodologies used in both fieldtrips, and
                                                                                                                                                                                  concludes with an examination of the impact of classicization, modernization,
                                                                                                                                                                                  institutionalization and festivalization on performance.

Balasaraswati                                         14 min., VHS    (directed by John Frazer)                 Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     VIDEO CASSETTE 857       Performance by Balasaraswati (1919-1984), regarded as "the foremost exponent of
                                                                                                                                                                                  Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance)." She begins by singing, then dances the
                                                                                                                                                                                  piece Krishna ni begane baro, depicting various episodes from the life of the Hindu god
                                                                                                                                                                                  Krishna. Voiceover narration provides the English translation of some of the
                                                                                                                                                                                  accompanying verses, and brief descriptions of the action. The production of this film was
                                                                                                                                                                                  arranged by world music professor Robert E. Brown during Balasaraswati’s residency at
                                                                                                                                                                                  Wesleyan University shortly after her U.S. debut at Jacob’s Pillow.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat summary

                  Documentary Title                   Time/Format                         Creators                                    Library                       Call Number                                                Description
Ballad of the causeway                              28 min., VHS         Filmed and edited by Amy Laly               Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS486 B7 B35 1993      "Ballad of the Causeway" portrays life on one of the busiest streets of Mumbai, Colaba
                                                                                                                     Center Room 443-Videoca                                           Causeway. Made in 1991, prior to the gruesome events of 1993, the footage of life on the
                                                                                                                                                                                       street and of the glitzy shops breaks many stereotypes people may have about India. Her
                                                                                                                                                                                       selection of interviewees is confined mainly to upper class people or foreigners, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                       film would have benefited from the inclusion of the words of more people who live and
                                                                                                                                                                                       work on the street. This was partly due to technical constraints, as Laly did not at that
                                                                                                                                                                                       time have equipment capable of making quality sound recordings on the street. Almost all
                                                                                                                                                                                       the interviewees were outsiders to Colaba Causeway, at least by the time they were being

Banaras (2 copies)                                  22 min., VHS         By Michael Camerini                         Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS486 B4 B34           Banaras presents the currents and moods of the city through a series of strikingly
                                                                                                                     Center Room 443-Videoca                                           common and uncommon visual images. It captures the pulse of daily life that returns
                                                                                                                                                                                       again and again to the Ganges River and its sacred waters. The film explores the city's
                                                                                                                                                                                       shrines, its crowded lanes, its roadside stalls, its cremation-wood cutters, its funeral
                                                                                                                                                                                       processions, its young, and its old. The film gives the viewer a feeling for the people of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Banaras - their faces, their periods of activity, and their moments of public worship and
                                                                                                                                                                                       private reflection.

Bangladesh Nationhood: Symbols and Shadows          49 min., VHS                                                     Learning Support Services Library (259     AS2.006                Bangladesh Nationhood: Symobls and Shadows presents the struggle of a new nation,
                                                                                                                     Van Hise Hall)                                                    Bangladesh, to define itself. Filmed one and a half years after Bangladesh's independence
                                                                                                                                                                                       in 1971, and completed a few months before the assassination of Sheikh Mujib, "Father
                                                                                                                                                                                       of the Nation," this film presents a series of interviews with peasants, students,
                                                                                                                                                                                       businessmen, and religious and political leaders that reveal those conflicts within
                                                                                                                                                                                       Bangladesh society that both defined and limited Sheikh Mujib's years in power. This is a
                                                                                                                                                                                       film about the uses of political symbols, and about the myths and ideals that shape
                                                                                                                                                                                       political processes.
                                                                                                                                                                                       From the series: Contemporary South Asia

Bearing the heat: mother goddess worship in south   60 min., VHS         By Kristin Oldham                           Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BL2015 M68 B43 1994 BEARING THE HEAT: MOTHER GODDESS WORSHIP IN SOUTH INDIA presents wide-ranging
India (2 copies)                                                                                                     Center Room 443-Videoca                    and                 ways devotees worship the Mother Goddess in South India. These include carrying fire
                                                                                                                     and                                        AS2.036             pots, becoming possessed, feeding young girls or old women, worshipping female
                                                                                                                     Learning Support Services Library (259                         ancestors, dancing, drumming, exorcising, tongue-trilling, darshan (seeing the auspicious
                                                                                                                     Van Hise Hall)                                                 divine), wearing the preferred color yellow, waving burning camphor before the Goddess,
                                                                                                                                                                                    prasad (receiving sacred gifts from the divine), body piercing, singing devotional hymns,
                                                                                                                                                                                    and assuming the appearance of the Mother Goddess. Human suffering and pain are
                                                                                                                                                                                    conceived of as heat. Devotees transfer their heat to the Mother Goddess, then lovingly
                                                                                                                                                                                    cool her (with such substances as milk, lemons, and coconut water), and worship her.

Beauty and Mystery of Tibetan Tantric Ritual                             By Franz-Christoph Giercke                  Center for South Asia Outreach Video
                                                                                                                     Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)

Behind the Mask                                     56 min., DVD         (directed by Sanjeev Bhattacharya)          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          GT1748 I4 B44 1999      The film tries to decipher the Vaishnava, Buddhist monastic and the oral community
                                                                                                                     Center                                                            traditions behind masks. Masks have been used to mediate between the self and the
                                                                                                                                                                                       other, life and death, prototypes and archetypes; to individuate the collective; and, to
                                                                                                                                                                                       effect semiotic, metempsychotic, theatrical transformation in personal identities. The film
                                                                                                                                                                                       presents the social, theological and iconographical contexts of masks in Northeast India.

Being Muslim in India (2 copies)                    45 min., VHS         (directed by James McDonald)                Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BP63 I4 B48 1984       Presents the basic teachings of Islam and introduces Qasim, a devout Sunni Muslim and
                                                                                                                     Center                                     and                    successful businessman, who lives in Lucknow. The film does not show Qasim’s first wife,
                                                                                                                     and                                        AS2.017                who has been observing seclusion since she was six. But it does introduce his other two
                                                                                                                     Learning Support Services Library (259                            wives: Dawn, who is Irish and is a convert from Christianity, and Aktar, who gave up a
                                                                                                                     Van Hise Hall)                                                    teaching career to join Qasim’s family and administer his tobacco business. Dawn and
                                                                                                                                                                                       Aktar describe their relationships toward Qasim, each other, and each others’ children, as
                                                                                                                                                                                       well as their roles in the extended family. The film concludes with the family celebration of
                                                                                                                                                                                       a bismillah ceremony, when Qasim’s granddaughter recites the basic tenets of Islam and
                                                                                                                                                                                       begins her formal study of the Qur’an.

Bhutan : the last Shangri-la                        60 min., VHS         (produced by Harry Marshall)                Primate Center Library Audio Visual        VT 0616 1997           This is a place where time stands still, where nature and religion have combined to turn a
                                                                                                                     Collection                                                        tiny Buddhist kingdom into the world’s last Shangri-La. Locked between Tibet and India,
                                                                                                                                                                                       Bhutan is the jewel of the Himalayas. To the north of the kingdom, towering peaks rise to
                                                                                                                                                                                       25,000 feet. Beneath steep glacial walls, alpine highlands fall to misty forests. Mountain
                                                                                                                                                                                       streams cut through gorges on their way down to warmer valleys and wide marshes in the
                                                                                                                                                                                       heart of the kingdom. One distinct landscape drops to the next before finally descending
                                                                                                                                                                                       to the jungle and grasslands of the southern plains. Simple subsistence farmers and
                                                                                                                                                                                       pastoralists, the Bhutanese live in quiet harmony with their colorful and exotic neighbors:
                                                                                                                                                                                       the red panda, the Himalayan black bear, and the blue sheep.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Film site:

Birds of the Indian monsoon                         50 min., VHS         By Stanley Breeden & Belinda Wright         Memorial Library Microforms/Media          QL691 I4 B57 1998      Documentary on the lives of the Birds observed for one year in the Keoladeo National
                                                                                                                     Center Room 443-Videoca                                           Park (India).
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary
Bombay our city                                     80 min., VHS         Producer, Anand Parwardhan                  Memorial Library Microforms/Media           Video Cassette SA-    BOMBAY: OUR CITY tells the story of the daily battle for survival of the 4 million slum
                                                                                                                     Center Room 443-SA Video                   1417                   dwellers of Bombay who make up half the city's population. Although they are Bombay's
                                                                                                                                                                                       workforce -- industrial laborers, construction workers, domestic servants -- they are
                                                                                                                                                                                       denied city utilities like electricity, sanitation, and water. Many slumdwellers must also
                                                                                                                                                                                       face the constant threat of eviction as city authorities carry out campaigns to 'beautify'
                                                                                                                                                                                       Bombay. BOMBAY: OUR CITY is an indictment of injustice and misery, and a call to action
                                                                                                                                                                                       on the side of the slumdwellers.

Born into brothels                                  83 min., Videodisc   directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski   College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   HQ792 I4 B67 2005      A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, Born Into
                                                                                                                     West, Rm 1191                              and                    Brothels is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in the red light district of
                                                                                                                     and                                        D Born Into            Calcutta where their mothers work as prostitutes. Zana Briski, a New York-based
                                                                                                                     College Library Open Book Videos, 1st                             photographer, gives each of these youngsters a camera and teaches them how to take
                                                                                                                     Floor, Room 1250                                                  pictures, simultaneously causing them to look at their world with new eyes. Together with
                                                                                                                                                                                       Ross Kauffman, Briski captures the magical way in which beauty can be found in the most
                                                                                                                                                                                       unlikely of places and how a bright and promising future becomes a possibility for children
                                                                                                                                                                                       who previously had no future at all. Touching and heartfelt, yet devoid of sentimentality,
                                                                                                                                                                                       Born Into Brothels defies the tear-stained tourist snapshot of the global underbelly.

Born to bondage: women in India                     40 min., VHS         Directed by Marion Mayer-Hohdahl            Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HQ1742 B67 1999        Looks at the plight of women in India, where girls are considered to be worth less than
                                                                                                                     Center Room 443-Videoca                                           boys and because of the tradition of dowry, are often left vulnerable.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary
Boy monk                                            DVD                                                              Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BQ950 K667 2003        This documentary explores the critical choices by a devout family and the future of their
                                                                                                                     Center Room 443, DVD (Located in                                  gifted son, who once lived the life of a suburban California kid before seeking
                                                                                                                     MMC’s oversize section)                                           enlightenment as a Tibetan Buddhist monk in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary
Buddha and South Asia                               30 min., VHS         David M. Knipe                              Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.001.007            Aspects common to all Buddhist sects are identified and described: the three refuges, the
                                                                                                                     (ph:608-262-8695)                                                 four noble truths and the acceptance of the Buddha’s achievement of Enlightenment and
                                                                                                                                                                                       Nirvana. The origins and course of schisms through the ages are traced and discussed.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                       From the series: Exploring the religions of South Asia

                     Documentary Title         Time/Format                          Creators                              Library                       Call Number                                                   Description
Buddha realms                                55 min. DVD       Writer/producer, Rachael Kohn              Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BQ266 B828 2001           This documentary explores the origins of Buddhism, its major doctrines, and how it has
                                                                                                          Center Room 443, DVD                                               been interpreted throughout the world. Scholars and practitioners in Thailand, India,
                                                                                                                                                                             Japan, Canada, Australia and the United States discuss its relevance today and challenges
                                                                                                                                                                             to the ancient tradition as Buddhism is adopted by believers of various cultures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary

Buddhism: Footprint of the Buddha - India    104 min., VHS                                                Learning Support Services Library (259   AS2.030                   To Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and India to discover the type of Buddhism practiced throughout
                                                                                                          Van Hise Hall)                                                     southeast Asia. Among those we meet are Buddhist monks-including one American,
                                                                                                                                                                             school children, novices and housewives. Each offers something from his own experience
                                                                                                                                                                             to help us come to grips with a religion that has high moral standards but does not believe
                                                                                                                                                                             in God.
                                                                                                                                                                             From the series: Long Search
Buddhism: The Great Wheel of Being           52 min.                                                      Center for South Asia Outreach Video                               Sikkim occupies a place of rare geographic splendor, and Buddhism is the state's religion.
                                                                                                          Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                              Presents the tenets and history of the belief system founded on the teachings of Buddha.
                                                                                                                                                                             A discussion of the Four Noble Truths, including the Eightfold Path, sheds light on the
                                                                                                                                                                             practice of Buddhism, while ancient monuments testify to the enduring nature of this
                                                                                                                                                                             venerable religion.
                                                                                                                                                                             From the series: Ashes in the River: Four Religions of India
Buddhism: the middle way of compassion       24 min., VHS      Written, produced and directed by Oliver   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BQ266 B83 1993            This program, shot on location in India, Nepal, Thailand and Japan, explores the history,
                                                               Henry                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                            development, art, and influence of Buddhism in the world.
                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat Summary
Buddhism; footprints of the Buddha - India   52 min., VHS      (produced by Peter Montagnon)              Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.030                   Eyre visits Sri Lanka and India to discover the type of Buddhism practiced throughout
                                                                                                                                                                             Southeast Asia. Includes talks with monks, school children, novices, and housewives who
                                                                                                                                                                             describe their own religious experiences and discuss the high moral standards demanded
                                                                                                                                                                             by Buddhism.
                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                             Watch Online:
Building democracy in war-torn Afghanistan   22 min., DVD      (produced Films for the Humanities and     Learning Support Services                ID2.148                   How are people who have been oppressed for decades—first by Communists, then by
                                                               Sciences)                                                                                                     warlords, and finally by the Taliban—to understand democracy, let alone implement
                                                                                                                                                                             it…and on a tight timetable, no less? This ABC News program documents the challenges of
                                                                                                                                                                             building democracy in Afghanistan, a place scarred by present conflict and past war,
                                                                                                                                                                             where even the effort to register Afghans to vote is proving almost insurmountably
                                                                                                                                                                             difficult. Contemporaneous events in Pakistan are also considered.

Building from below                          30 min., VHS      Script and direction, Vishram Revankar     Memorial Library Microforms/Media        S494.5 A45 B84 1999       Documentary on the impact of agroforestry on rural villages of India, showing several
                                                                                                          Center Room 443-Videoca                                            successful land and forest reclamation projects.
                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat Summary
Bundelkhand Express                          72 min., NTSC     By Saba Dewan                              Center for South Asia Outreach Video                               Bundelkhand Express is a labour train, which winds through the rocky, arid plains of
                                                                                                          Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                              southern Uttar Pradesh. From districts like Shahuji Maharaj Nagar, it picks up hundreds of
                                                                                                                                                                             children and adults deserting a neglected and impoverished land in search of work. Some
                                                                                                                                                                             of these people are heading towards Mirzapur - the capital of carpet production in India.
                                                                                                                                                                             Liluah, a little tribal girl from a village in Shahuji Maharaj Nagar has not yet taken the
                                                                                                                                                                             train. Ram Sajivan and Bachcha, two young boys in the district town, make a living
                                                                                                                                                                             ferrying the passengers of Bundelkhand Express on a rickshaw, and dream of the day they
                                                                                                                                                                             too will board the train. Bundelkhand Express connects the stories of these children and
                                                                                                                                                                             their parents with the carpet economy. Traditional craft and global capital, meticulous
                                                                                                                                                                             craftsmen and non-artisan exporters tied together by a thin and fine thread, woven into a

Caste, Dalit and fascism                     26 min., DVD       S.K. Thorat                               Memorial Library Microforms/Media        DS422 C3 T46 2003         S.K. Thorat and Nivedita Menon present a lecture intersperced with visual clips of related
                                                                                                          Center Room 443, DVD                                               events in India history. Thorat addresses the caste system in India and how it is supported
                                                                                                                                                                             today. Menon addresses the current state of women right’s in India in particular how it
                                                                                                                                                                             relates to a woman’s place in the family.
                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                             From the series: In defence of our dreams

Catalysts of change                          260 min., 3 VHS                                              Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1354 India’s development problems discussed in 13 segments: (1) A collective approach to
                                                                                                          Center Room 443-SA Video                                        land. (2) A lack of drinking water. (3) Going in and out of school. (4) Equality and dignity.
                                                                                                                                                                          (5) Artisans for artisans. (6) Concepts of health. (7) Out of the woods. (8) The kilowatt
                                                                                                                                                                          question. (9) In search of shelter. (10) The plough and the sickle. (11) Fringe dwellers. (12)
                                                                                                                                                                          The Vallus story. (13) No work, no pay.
                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary

Children at work                             20 min., VHS      By Sheila Franklin                         Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HD6250 I42 C538 2000 Documentary about child labor and sweatshop abuses. It includes valuable footage
                                                                                                          Center Room 443-Videoca                                       exposing the travesty of child labor and bonded labor in India.
                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
Children we sacrifice                        61 min., VHS      Written, directed & produced by Grace      Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HQ72 S64 C455 2000   Shot in India, Sri Lanka, Canada and the United States, this evocative, visually powerful
                                                               Poore                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                       documentary is about incestuous sexual abuse of the South Asian girl child. By
                                                                                                                                                                        interweaving survivors' narratives, including the producer's own story, with interviews
                                                                                                                                                                        with South Asian mental health professionals, and with statistical information, as well as
                                                                                                                                                                        poetry and art, "The Children We Sacrifice" discloses the many layers of a subject
                                                                                                                                                                        traditionally shrouded in secrecy. Insights into the far-reaching psychological, social and
                                                                                                                                                                        cultural consequences of incest are accompanied by thoughtful assessments of strategies
                                                                                                                                                                        that have helped adult women cope with childhood trauma. The video also analyzes
                                                                                                                                                                        social and cultural resistance in South Asia and the Diaspora to dealing with incest's
                                                                                                                                                                        causes and its effects on its victims.

Christianity in India                        30 min., VHS      David M. Knipe                             Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.001.010               Largest group of Christians is found in South India. The worship of the Syrian Christians,
                                                                                                          (ph:608-262-8695)                                                  Roman Catholics and Protestants is shown. Emphasizes that Christians are more united
                                                                                                                                                                             and the churches more indigenous at this time.
                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                             From the series: Exploring the religions of South Asia
Circles-cycles Kathak dance                  28 min., VHS      Robert Gottlieb                            Memorial Library Microforms/Media        GV1796 K38 C57 1989       This beautifully filmed and edited documentary illustrates aspects of the kathak repertoire
                                                                                                          Center Room 443-Videoca                                            as demonstrated by some of it s greatest living performers. A substantial part of this
                                                                                                                                                                             repertoire is concerned with storytelling and mime. The subject matter of these dances
                                                                                                                                                                             ranges from simple themes pertaining to village life to sublime depictions of the
                                                                                                                                                                             experiences of Hindu deities. The repertoire also includes elements of ³pure² dance,
                                                                                                                                                                             concerned primarily with rhythmic discipline. The film, like so much of India's religious and
                                                                                                                                                                             cultural thinking, focuses on themes of circles and cycles and shows how they appear
                                                                                                                                                                             again and again in the dance and its music. A variety of stunning miniature paintings show
                                                                                                                                                                             kathak dancers in the old court settings and provide historical and aesthetic perspective.
                                                                                                                                                                             Dancers shown include Birju Maharaj, widely recognized as the foremost living exponent
                                                                                                                                                                             of kathak dance, his son Jai Kishan, and three celebrated women: Shaswati Sen, Daksha
                                                                                                                                                                             Sheth, Shovana Narayan.

Cities in India                              78 min., VHS      (directed by Philip Padechira)             Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1572 In four parts: 1) The city in India. 2) The city in history. 3) the city: a place of work. 4) The
                                                                                                          Center Room 443                                                 city in perspective.
                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat summary
Cities under siege                           29 min., VHS      Executive producer, Maurice D. Bauche ;   Memorial Library Microforms/Media         HT147 A2 C5557 1995 Interviews with urban managers, technicians, elected local officials, and development
                                                               written, produced and directed by Matthew Center Room 443-Videoca                                          experts capture the trends and issues facing Asia’s urban future.
                                                               Westfall                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary

                   Documentary Title                      Time/Format                           Creators                                Library                     Call Number                                                 Description
City of Photos                                          60 min., DVD          (directed by Nishtha Jain)              Memorial Library Microforms/Media        TR103 C58 2005            City of photos is a personal journey into neighborhood photo studios in three Indian
                                                                                                                      Center                                                           cities of Calcutta, Ahmadabad, and Bombay. In these shabby spaces neighborhood
                                                                                                                                                                                       residents give free rein to their fantasy. With the backgrounds and props on hand they
                                                                                                                                                                                       transport themselves to any place or time they desire. Retouching the photos makes the
                                                                                                                                                                                       illusion complete. CITY OF PHOTOS begins in a photo studio in Calcutta, the city where the
                                                                                                                                                                                       foundations for Indian photography were laid. Here people have themselves
                                                                                                                                                                                       photographed in any situation imaginable. One of the favorite backdrops is the scene of
                                                                                                                                                                                       the airplanes tearing into the Twin Towers on 9/11. Other spectacular disasters are also
                                                                                                                                                                                       popular. The journey continues to a Muslim slum in Ahmedabad. Here the owner of a
                                                                                                                                                                                       small photo studio has an intimate relation with his clients, permitting him to carry out
                                                                                                                                                                                       their wishes precisely. Often the reasons why they have photographs made are tragic.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Many Muslims pose amid the ruins of their houses, which have been plundered and set
                                                                                                                                                                                       ablaze in state-supported anti-Islamic riots. A young Muslim who cannot associate with
                                                                                                                                                                                       the Hindu girl he loves asks for a double portrait, created by computer manipulation. With
                                                                                                                                                                                       stories like these, CITY OF PHOTOS gives us a picture of individual desires and popular
                                                                                                                                                                                       taste, and through the photography shows the vital, complex and sometimes despairing
Cityscapes Delhi                                        30 min., DVD          (directed by Meera Dewan)               Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HT147 I5 C589 2005      facefilm documents Delhi’s collapsing urban environment and recalls Ghalib, the city’s
                                                                                                                                                                                       The of modern India.
                                                                                                                      Center                                                           best loved 19th century chronicler.
Civil society & state : a lesson from Gujarat           28 min., DVD          Pralay Kanungo                          Memorial Library Microforms/Media        DS480.84 K3686 2003     Pralay Kanungo and Harsh Mander present a lecture interspersed with visual clips of
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443, DVD                                             related events in India history. Kanungo speaks about the history of the Rashtriya Swayam
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sevak Sangh and their "them and us" attitude toward the politics of India. Mander talks
                                                                                                                                                                                       about the violence against Muslims in Gujarat and what it means to Indian society to
                                                                                                                                                                                       allow people to be mobilized for such organized violence against women and children.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                From the series: In
                                                                                                                                                                                       defence of our dreams
Civilization of India: The Ancient Period (Basham       5 cassettes, 60 min   A.L. Basham                             Learning Support Services Library (259   AS2.018                 Includes: Rig Veda and the beginnings of philosophy; Development of sacrificial religion in
Lectures UW)                                            each, VHS                                                     Van Hise Hall)                                                   the later Vedic literature; Origins of the doctrine of transmigration; Growth of mysticism
                                                                                                                                                                                       and the Upanishads; Rise of theism and the composition of the Bhagavad Gita

Classical Indian dance                                  60 min., VHS                                                  Memorial Library Microforms/Media        GV1693 C57 1995           Presents classical dances from India, demonstrating the range of this art form with its
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                          combination of mime, gesture, facial expression and body movement, all executed within
                                                                                                                                                                                       a traditional framework rich in allegory.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
Classical Indian dance vol 1: two Bharatanatyam dances 51 mins, VHS           Producer, Douglas Rosenberg             Memorial Library Microforms/Media        GV1693 C56 1998         Video presents two classical Indian dances in the narrative Bharatanatyam style.
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                          Performers offer an explanation of the narrative and the gestures and movements used in
                                                                                                                                                                                       the dances.                    Source: Madcat Summary
Colours of culture Pakistan                             3 cassettes, 135      (produced by Pakistan Television)       Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-383   Contains "The colours of culture Pakistan", "The beauty of Pakistan", "Kelash", "Hunza
                                                        min. each, VHS                                                Center                                                           legendary land", and "Silhouttes of fortune".
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat summary
Communalization of education and history                26 min., DVD          Rizwan Qaiser                           Memorial Library Microforms/Media        DS422 C64 Q35 2003      Rizwan Qaiser and K.M. Shrimali present a lecture intersperced with visual clips of related
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443, DVD                                             events in India history. Qaiser addresses the topic of how the history of India was been
                                                                                                                                                                                       written in a way that is not historically correct. Shrimali talks about the significance of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Ayodhya in the history of India and why it continues to be a mystery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From the series: In defence
                                                                                                                                                                                       of our dreams
Community forestry, the language of life                21 min., VHS (NTSC) Produced by Nepal Forum of Environmental Memorial Library Microforms/Media         SD561 R43 1995b         The First Regional Community Forestry User Group Workshop, 22-27 May 1995,
                                                                            Journalists                              Center Room 443-Videoca                                           organised by ICIMOD. Coverage of the first Regional Community Forestry Users’ Group
                                                                                                                                                                                       Workshop attended by community organizers from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Thailand and
                                                                                                                                                                                       the Philippines.                        Source:
                                                                                                                                                                                       library/text/vidlist.html and

Compassion in exile: the story of the 14th Dalai Lama   60 min., VHS          Produced and directed by Mickey Lemle   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BQ7935 B77 C6563        Tells about the life and work of the current (14th) encarnation of the Dalai Lama, religious
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                  1992                    leader in exile of Tibet. Tells how he holds the culture and faith of his people in trust as the
                                                                                                                                                                                       Chinese try to exterminate the Tibetans.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary
Concert on footpath                                     20 min., VHS          (directed by Mushtaq Gazdar)            Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-934   Impressionistic montage of city life accompanied by poems of Shah Latif Bhitai, N.M.
                                                                                                                      Center                                                           Rashid, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Sahid Lhudhianvi.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat summary
                                                                                                                                                                                       IMDB site:
Consecration of a temple (2 copies)                     25 min., VHS          (directed by Fred Clothey)              Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.013.001             The Sri Venkateswara Hindu temple, under construction in Pittsburgh, is consecrated in a
                                                                                                                      and                                      and                     traditional 5 day ceremony.
                                                                                                                      Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL1243.78 P46 P58       Source: Madcat summary
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                  1990

Contemporary guru: Rajnish and his dynamic              30 min., VHS          David M. Knipe                          Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.001.013             Examines the role of guru in Hinduism using Sri Rajnish as a model. Devotees are
meditation cult                                                                                                       (ph:608-262-8695)                                                interviewed, Sri Rajnish lectures, and dancing and whirling are shown as examples of
                                                                                                                                                                                       ecstatic expressions of devotion juxtaposed to silent meditation techniques.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           From the series: Exploring the religions
                                                                                                                                                                                       of South Asia
Corporate theft of water: a talk by Maude Barlow        43 min., DVD                                                  Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size     HD1691 C669 2004         Introduction by Lydia Sargent -- Talk by Maude Barlow -- Interview with Maude Barlow --
                                                                                                                      Shelving                                                         Outtakes: sights and sounds of the World Social Forum, 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Source: Madcat Summary
Cosmic dance of Shiva                                   55 min., VHS          (directed by Deben Bhattacharya)        Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     VIDEO CASSETTE 305      Celebrates various images of Shiva, the Hindu Lord of dance, as expressed in ritual dance.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat summary

Courts and councils : dispute settlement in India       30 min., VHS          (produced by Worldview Productions)     Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.010.00              Discusses the court systems employed to settle civil disputes in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat summary

Courts and Councils: Dispute Settlement in India        30 min., VHS          Executive producer, Joseph W. Elder     Memorial Library Microforms/Media        KNS3570 C68 1994        Courts and Councils: Dispute Settlement in India observes: (1) A nyaya panchayat council,
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                          recently-legislated, taking two farmers' evidence regarding their dispute. (2) A nandiwalla
                                                                                                                                                                                       (bull-tender) caste panchayat council, colorfully-turbaned, that shuns formal courts and
                                                                                                                                                                                       assigns fines and other penalties according to its own traditions and group consensus. (3)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Formal court tribunals, requiring trained, black-robed lawyers and judges reflecting the
                                                                                                                                                                                       British legacy of "adversarial justice" and codified law. The film contrasts Gandhi's and
                                                                                                                                                                                       Ambedkar's views of formal courts and social change through legislation, and concludes
                                                                                                                                                                                       with an Indian Supreme Court justice describing needed judicial reforms.


Cultural roots of communalism                           26 min., DVD          K.N. Panikkar                           Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HX393.5 P36 2003       K.N. Panikkar and Ran Puniyani present a lecture intersperced with visual clips of related
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443, DVD                                            events in India history and in the second film includes some audience participation.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Panikkar addresses the topic of how cummunalism and ethnic relations are related.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Puniyani breaks apart the myths that communalists use to further their cause, showing
                                                                                                                                                                                      how Indian history has been rewritten.                    Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                From the series:
                                                                                                                                                                                      In defence of our dreams
Culture and heritage of Pakistan                        181 mins, VHS         (produced by Pakistan Television)       Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1662 Documentaries on: 1) Handicraft 2) Dancing horses 3) Kalash 4) Wedding songs (Urdu) 5)
                                                                                                                      Center                                                          Mood and melodies (Urdu) 6) Walled city of Lahore.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat summary

                    Documentary Title                      Time/Format                      Creators                                    Library                      Call Number                                                  Description
Dadi and Her Family: A Rural Mother-in-Law in North      45 min., VHS    Directed by Michael Camerini and Rina Gil    Memorial Library Microforms/Media         HQ1744 H37 D33 1990 "DADI AND HER FAMILY: A RURAL MOTHER-IN-LAW IN NORTH INDIA focuses on a
India (2 copies)                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                   and                 grandmother (Dadi) in a Jat farm family in Haryana. Dadi is committed to preserving her
                                                                                                                      and                                       AS2.011             family consisting of her husband, her sons, her daughters-in-law, and her grandchildren,
                                                                                                                      Learning Support Services Library (259                        all sharing their incomes and expenses. During the film Dadi contrasts the behavior of
                                                                                                                      Van Hise Hall)                                                daughters-in-law in her day, organizes household work as well as celebrations, and
                                                                                                                                                                                    describes the ultimate dependence of women on the men to whom they are given in
                                                                                                                                                                                    marriage. Dadi and her family recognize, but cannot fully control, the constantly changing
                                                                                                                                                                                    forces holding the family together as well as threatening to break up the family and to
                                                                                                                                                                                    divide and separate the family property."
                                                                                                                                                                                                   From the series: Contemporary South Asia

Dakshina Kannada, land of the mother goddess             114 min., DVD   (directed by S. S. Rajesh)                   Memorial Library Microforms/Media         BL2015 M68 D37 2007        The film explores the rich tradition of Mother Goddess worship, transcending all
                                                                                                                      Center                                                              communities and castes in South Karnataka. It traces the mythological manifestations of
                                                                                                                                                                                          the female divinity and delves deep into the Puranas to understand the concept of
                                                                                                                                                                                          creation, procreation and destruction, epitomized by her. In the second part of the film,
                                                                                                                                                                                          different manifestions of the Mother Goddess principle are showcased, namely
                                                                                                                                                                                          Mariamma Mahakali, Sridevi, Maha Amba etc. It explores the Mangala Devi Temple, the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Navaratra, the Kadari temple of Mangalorian heritage, worship of Mother Goddess by
                                                                                                                                                                                          fishermen, and the Bhopa or devotee getting into trance. The film is punctuated with
                                                                                                                                                                                          mythological story lines and elaborate allusions to rituals and agrarian belief systems. It
                                                                                                                                                                                          covers Ambudeswara, Mahalingeswara, Adhilakshmi and Durgaparameswari temples of
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dakshina Kanada.

Dalai Lama                                               90 min., VHS    Director, Palden                             Memorial Library Microforms/Media         DS786 D21 1997        Propagandistic documentary of the life of the 14th Dalai Lama, the influence of England
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                         and the United States, and the role of Mao Tse-Tung and the People’s Liberation Army.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Emphasis on improvement of the life of thepeasants with the rebellion and exile of the
                                                                                                                                                                                      Dalai Lama.                    Source: Madcat Summary
Dam/age: a film with Arundhati Roy                       50 min., VHS    Producer & director, Aradhana Seth           Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size      PR9499.3 R59 Z57 2002 The story of the events that led to the arrest of author Arundhati Roy in India for
                                                                                                                      Shelving                                                        contempt of court.
Dance the Gods yearn to witness                          28 min., VHS    Dancers, Priyamvada Sunkar, Teressa          Memorial Library Microforms/Media         GV1796 B4 D35 1997    Traces the process of a modern dancer who studies classical East Indian dance (Bharata
                                                                         Asencia                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                         Natyam Dance).
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat Summary
Dances of India                                          27 min., VHS    (directed by Nick Havinga)                   Memorial Library Microforms/Media         GV1693 D36 2000       Classic dances of India performed in traditional costume by Nala Najan, leading American
                                                                                                                      Center                                                          dancer and teacher of Indian dance. Dances include a celebrated invocation "of
                                                                                                                                                                                      auspicious beginnings" from South India; a south Indian dance to a religious song; and a
                                                                                                                                                                                      North Indian dance of great antiquity that came from Hindu tradition but was adapted by
                                                                                                                                                                                      the Moslem culture and spread from Spain to China. The closing number, a court dance
                                                                                                                                                                                      taught to Najan by the prince of the court titled "Wounded deer," is a metaphor for non-
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat summary

Dancing from Ceylon                                      28 min., VHS    (directed by Nick Havinga)                   Memorial Library Microforms/ Media        GV1703 C44 D44 1999       Seven traditional dances performed by the Ceylon National Dancers. T.P. Amerasinghe, Sir
                                                                                                                      Center                                                              Lankan dance authority, offers commentary on each dance. Lucia Chase of the American
                                                                                                                                                                                          Ballet Theatre provides an introduction. Accompanying music is on historical instruments
                                                                                                                                                                                          including local drums and the conch shell.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat summary

Darubrahma (Wooden Lord): Jagannatha’s recreation in 45 min., VHS        Executive director, Joseph W. Elder          Memorial Library Microforms/Media         BL1225 J3 D332 2000       Examines the Hindu deity Jagannatha and the temple dedicated to him in the holy city of
Puri, India (2 copies)                                                                                                Center Room 443-Videoca                   and                       Puri, India.
                                                                                                                      and                                       AS2.049                                Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                      Learning Support Services Library (259
                                                                                                                      Van Hise Hall)
Daughters of the veil : the impact of education on       13 min., VHS    (produced by the Asian Development Bank)     Memorial Library Microforms/Media         HQ1745.5 D39 1997    In Pakistan, three out of four women cannot read or write. In a highly traditional and
women in Pakistan                                                                                                     Center                                                         mainly rural society, women are confined to the home or the field. Education can break
                                                                                                                                                                                     the cycle of seclusion and ignorance. This video shows how education is helping four
                                                                                                                                                                                     young women develop their potential.
David Sassoon, the great philanthropist                  19 min., VHS    directed by Nandu Bhende                     Memorial Library Microforms/Media         DS475.2 S26 D39 1998 Depicts the life and work of David Sassoon, the Jewish merchant from Baghdad, who
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                        adopted India as his homeland after his arrival in 1832. His success as a businessman and
                                                                                                                                                                                     generosity as a philanthropist earned his family the reputation of being the "Rothchilds of
                                                                                                                                                                                     the East". Includes descriptions of the schools, libraries, clock towers, and synagogues
                                                                                                                                                                                     donated to the cities of Bombay and Pune by the Sassoon family.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat Summary

Dawn = Utthan                                            32 mins, VHS                                                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media         HN580 V34 D39 1999    Documentary on the rural development in Vansda Taluk in Gujarat
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                                           Source: Madacat Summary
Death and rebirth in Hinduism                            30 min., VHS    David M. Knipe                               Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise    AS2.001.015           The final rite of passage, death, is not the end of rites for a Hindu, as seen in this study of
                                                                                                                      (ph:608-262-8695)                                               the complex and ancient ancestor ceremonies that follow cremation. Illustrated from
                                                                                                                                                                                      various areas of rural and urban India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           From the Series: Exploring religions of
Deconstructing supper                                    47 min., VHS    Director, Marianne Kaplan                    Steenbock Stacks -1st Floor               TP248.65 F66 D43 2002 South Asia
                                                                                                                                                                                      Documentary film that looks at the way modern food is produced through genetic
                                                                                                                                                                                      modification and through organic farming in Canada, Europe, India, and United States. A
                                                                                                                                                                                      gourmet chef, John Bishop, leads us on an investigation of various genetically modified
                                                                                                                                                                                      food products and the leader in genetic engineering, Monsanto.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Source: Madcat Summary

Delhi way                                                44 min., VHS    (produced by Radim Films)                    Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise    AS2.028.001       A tour of Delhi, showing views of the old and new cities, the varied patterns of daily life in
                                                                                                                                                                                  the streets, parks, and homes, and at religious shrines. Uses architecture, paintings, bas
                                                                                                                                                                                  reliefs, photographs, and old films to re-create moments from the Mughal and British
                                                                                                                                                                                  periods in the history of Delhi.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat summary
Desi dub                                                 25 min., VHS    Produced and directed by Leith Gill Murgai Memorial Library Microforms/Media         E184 S69 D47 1997   A look at the South Asian popular music scene in New York City.
                                                                         and Swati Khurana                           Center Room 443-Videoca                                                    Source: Madcat Summary
Destination Nepal                                        10 min., VHS    (presented by the Peace Corps of the United Historical Society Library US Government PE 1.13: W          A cultural and social tour of Nepal, with a focus on the Peace Corps presence in that
                                                                         States)                                     Publications                             89/NEPAL/VIDEO      country.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat summary
Destination Sri Lanka                                    15 min., VHS    (produced by the US Peace Corps)            Historical Society Library US Government PE 1.13: W          U.S. Peace Corps trainging video for Sri Lanka.
                                                                                                                     Publications                             89/SRIL./VIDEO      Source: Madcat summary
Destroyer of illusion: the secret world of a Tibetan Lama 56 min., DVD   Written and directed by Richard Kohn        Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BQ5720 M28 D47 2003 Film focuses on the ancient Mani-Rimdu festival of "awakening" and on Trulshig
                                                                                                                     Center Room 443, DVD                                         Rinpoche, the spiritual leader of the region whose name means "destroyer of illusion."
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rinpoche goes from his home in Thubten Chöling to Chiwong Monastery to preside over
                                                                                                                                                                                  the festival.                                     Source: Madcat Summary

Deva vādyangal : temple instruments of Kerala            58 min., DVD    Producer R. Bharathadri                      Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility      DVD 311                   Explores ramifications of sound emited by temple musical instruments for various
                                                                                                                                                                                          ritualistic and ceremonial purposes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                          The film explores ramifications of sound emitted by temple musical instruments for
                                                                                                                                                                                          various ritualistic and ceremonial purposes. For example, Pani, which is basic to Pancha
                                                                                                                                                                                          Vadya, is used for the invocation of God, and also while taking the deity out. Likewise, the
                                                                                                                                                                                          film touches upon the lesser known temple instruments of Kerala like Maddalam,
                                                                                                                                                                                          Tayambaka Kompu, Kuzhal and Pancha Vadyam like Sudha Maddalam, Edakka, Kompu,
                                                                                                                                                                                          Elathalam. It traces the Guruvayur tradition and examines the Travancore School in which
                                                                                                                                                                                          traditional instruments are played and taught. The sound bytes explore the age old
                                                                                                                                                                                          tradition of playing these instruments.

                     Documentary Title                    Time/Format                     Creators                                     Library                            Call Number                                                  Description
Diamond road                                            99 min., DVD    Produced by Robert Lang ; directed by Nisha College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.         HD9677 A2 D53 2008       Every year, worldwide, 24 tons of diamonds are teased from the heart of the earth. Once
                                                                        Pahuja                                      West, Rm 1191                                                             mined, the diamonds begin their year-long journey through the "pipeline", a vast
                                                                                                                                                                                              secretive network encompassing five continents and a diverse cast of characters. By the
                                                                                                                                                                                              end of their journey these tiny bits of carbon will have made multi-millionaires of some
                                                                                                                                                                                              and virtual slaves of others. Boring deep into the diamond network, Diamond Road
                                                                                                                                                                                              explores the multiple meanings this object has for a few of the captivating characters who
                                                                                                                                                                                              are part of the diamond pipeline: an impoverished miner in Sierra Leone, a child cutter
                                                                                                                                                                                              and prominent businessman in India, a celebrity jeweler and a high-end dealer in New
                                                                                                                                                                                              York. Their stories are interwoven with that of a complex industry leader who is fighting
                                                                                                                                                                                              for transparency and fair trade for diamonds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Madcat Summary

Disaster relief in India : UNICEF responds              VHS             (produced by UNICEF)                         Social Work Library Reserve Collection          HV555 I5 D57 2000        Disaster relief in india.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat summary

Discovering China and Tibet                             52 min., VHS    Producer/writer, Ronald C. Meyer             MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12           DS712 .D57 1988      Enter the Forbidden City of the Ming Dynasty. Travel to Tibet, a Buddhist culture that
                                                                                                                     Stacks                                                               remains virtually isolated from the rest of the world. Witness the effects of modernization
                                                                                                                                                                                          on the Chinese workplace, a growing industry that has transformed China into an
                                                                                                                                                                                          awakening giant." "From the fertile farmland between the Yellow and Yangtze rivers to
                                                                                                                                                                                          the remote mountain monasteries of Tibet, this attractive video tour explores the
                                                                                                                                                                                          geography, culture, and people of contemporary China.
Dishonored                                              52 min., DVD    (directed by Sigrun Norderval & Gard A.      Memorial Library Microforms/Media               HV6569 P18 D574 2007 The local clan council in Merwala – “the Punchat”, was of the opinion that Ms. Mukhtar
                                                                        Andreassen)                                  Center                                                               Mais family was to blame for a conflict between hers and a far wealthier clan. The matter
                                                                                                                                                                                          was considered a question of honor, and the punishment was the violation of Mukhtar.
                                                                                                                                                                                          In June 2002 four men raped her. More than a hundred people were present during the
                                                                                                                                                                                          violation, among them her own father, who was prevented from interfering.
                                                                                                                                                                                          In Pakistan, hundreds of women are subjected to the same abuse as Ms. Mukhtar Mai
                                                                                                                                                                                          every year. As Rosa Parks did in the US in the fifties, Mukhtar refused to accept her
                                                                                                                                                                                          humiliation. In her struggle for justice she wages war, both in the judiciary and in public.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Her target? The Pakistani authorities and old tribal traditions. She fights the battle of the
                                                                                                                                                                                          underdog, like David vs Goliath, but with the support of international recognition she is
                                                                                                                                                                                          likely to win.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Ms. Mukhtar Mai was an illiterate, quiet though strong–willed peasant woman. Her life at
                                                                                                                                                                                          stake, she demands basic human rights for women in Pakistan. She has transformed from
                                                                                                                                                                                          a victim to an agent. Her achievements are as amazing as her character.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Film sites:

Disordered states                                       56 min., VHS    Produced, written, and directed by Peter     MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12           RC454 .D57 1993          Even through Western medicine continues to look for a cure for serious mental disorders
                                                                        Montagnon                                    Stacks                                                                   like schizophrenia, the origin and course of these conditions differ dramatically from
                                                                                                                                                                                              culture to culture, pointing to the role of social factors. At a time when psychiatry is
                                                                                                                                                                                              turning to "hard" science and the biomedical model, should it, like the rest of medicine,
                                                                                                                                                                                              put more emphasis on social factors in the care of the mentally ill? "Disordered States"
                                                                                                                                                                                              compares treatments of the mentally ill in the United States, Italy, and India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat
                                                                                                                                                                                              From the series: Medicine at the crossroads
Diverted to Delhi Produced,                             55 min., DVD    Directed, and written by Greg Stitt          Memorial Library Microforms/Media               HE8789 I4 D58 2002       he toll-free telephone numbers used to place orders or get information are often
                                                                                                                     Center Room 443, DVD                                                     answered thousands of miles away, by Indians impersonating local operators. Whether a
                                                                                                                                                                                              New Yorker calls American Express or an English housewife calls Harrods, the calls may be
                                                                                                                                                                                              re-routed, answered by Indians trained to speak and even think like Americans, or Brits or
                                                                                                                                                                                              Australians. Diverted to Delhi follows a group of university graduates through a rigorous
                                                                                                                                                                                              crash course which they hope will prepare them for prestigious, well paying positions in
                                                                                                                                                                                              these call centers. Over a three- week period, they will attempt to improve their English
                                                                                                                                                                                              language and presentation skills, change their names, modify their accents and put aside
                                                                                                                                                                                              their own cultural identities as they learn to speak and think like their international callers.
                                                                                                                                                                                              This adds a new cultural dimension to 'globalization.' Over 200 of the U.S. Fortune 500
                                                                                                                                                                                              companies choose to service their clients via Indian call centers. These service jobs have
                                                                                                                                                                                              left their countries of origin, contributing to unemployment in the West. But to the
                                                                                                                                                                                              businesses who use them, it is an increasingly attractive proposition-- the technology is
                                                                                                                                                                                              instantaneous and the labor and set-up costs are low, yet the staff is keen, highly
                                                                                                                                                                                              educated and available around the clock. Source:
Division of Hearts                                      57 min.         By Satti Khanna and Peter Chappell           Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                     The 1947 British subdivision of colonial India into Pakistan and the independent Indian
                                                                                                                     Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                                    nation caused the loss of 500,000 lives and the relocation of millions—one of the most
                                                                                                                                                                                              extensive movement of peoples ever. After centuries of coexistence, Hindus, Sikhs, and
                                                                                                                                                                                              Muslims became victims of mutual suspicion as violence swept through the countryside.
                                                                                                                                                                                              The resulting mass relocations of these groups transformed village populations overnight.
                                                                                                                                                                                              In DIVISION OF HEARTS ordinary people from Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh —
                                                                                                                                                                                              cartdrivers, laborers, tradespeople, farmers — tell this history and recount their own
                                                                                                                                                                                              tumultuous experiences. Their memories, combined with archival news film, bear witness
                                                                                                                                                                                              to the traumatic birth of two independent nations.             Source:

Doing time, doing Vipassana                             52 min., VHS    By Ayelet Menahemi and Eilona Ariel           Ask library staff for assistance in locating                            This extraordinary documentary takes viewers into India's largest prison - known as one
                                                                                                                     this title                                                               of the toughest in the world - and shows the dramatic change brought about by the
                                                                                                                                                                                              introduction of Vipassana meditation. This is the story of a strong woman named Kiran
                                                                                                                                                                                              Bedi, the former Inspector General of Prisons in New Delhi. It tells how she strove to
                                                                                                                                                                                              transform the notorious Tihar Prison, once a hellhole of crime, and turn it into an oasis of
                                                                                                                                                                                              peace. It is a story of an ancient meditation technique, Vipassana, which helps people to
                                                                                                                                                                                              take control of their lives and channel them towards their own good and the good of
                                                                                                                                                                                              others. But most of all it is the story of the prison inmates who underwent profound
                                                                                                                                                                                              change, and who realized that incarceration is not the end but possibly the beginning of a
                                                                                                                                                                                              new life.

Dolls and dust : women workers in Sri Lanka, Thailand   60 min., VHS    (produced by the Committee for Asian         Memorial Library Microforms/Media               HD6181.85 D65 1998       A documentary on the impact of industrial restructuring and globalisation on women
and South Korea                                                         Women)                                       Center                                                                   workers in Sri Lanka, Thailand and South Korea.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat summary
Don’t ask why (2 copies)                                33 min., VHS    (by Sazbiha Sumar, part of "Girls around the Memorial Library Microforms/Media               HQ798 G569 1999          Anousheh lives with her strict Muslim parents and two brothers in Karachi, Pakistan. At
                                                                        world")                                      Center                                                                   17, she is at an age where daughters are usually married off. But Anousheh wants to study
                                                                                                                     and                                                                      and refuses to accept the restrictions her religion and culture have imposed on her
                                                                                                                     Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                     personal freedom. It causes conflict with her mother and lengthy discussions with her
                                                                                                                     Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                                    father. Her desire to be 'as free as her brothers' is drawing her close to the Islamic political
                                                                                                                                                                                              party, Jamaat-i-Islami which, although dominated by men, promises the liberating power
                                                                                                                                                                                              of Islam for both men and women. The film, by Sabiha Sumar, one of the few
                                                                                                                                                                                              independent filmmakers in Pakistan, follows Anousheh as she struggles to realize her
                                                                                                                                                                                              dreams and cope with her share of disappointment. It is a beautifully realized and rare
                                                                                                                                                                                              portrait of girls in South Asia and their relationship to Islam at the beginning of the 21st

Dreams of Tibet                                         60 min., VHS    Produced and directed by Ben Loeterman       College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.        DS786 D7 1997            Journalist and China watcher Orville Schell explores the clash of values between American
                                                                                                                     West, Rm 1191                                                            opinion of China’s human rights record and the uncomprehending and intransigent
                                                                                                                                                                                              Chinese leadership. Source: Madcat Summary

                    Documentary Title                   Time/Format                     Creators                                     Library                        Call Number                                                Description
Dynasty: the Nehru-Gandhi Story                       180 min., VHS   (directed by Mark Anderson and Charles        Memorial Library Stacks                    DS481 A1 D96 1997       This story documents the Nehru family’s ties of blood, sacrifice and power, and chronicles
                                                                      Bruce)                                                                                                           the life work of Mahatma Gandhi. News and interview footage describe the split between
                                                                                                                                                                                       Pakistan and India and explain the complicated politics surrounding the cessation of
                                                                                                                                                                                       British rule. The program provides a summary of 20th century Indian history, including the
                                                                                                                                                                                       1964 death of Prime Minister Nehru and what his passing meant to a country enduring
                                                                                                                                                                                       great change.
                                                                                                                                                                                       "Unravel the ties of blood, power and sacrifice that sustained spiritual and
                                                                                                                                                                                       political independence in post-imperial India. Although they forged the destiny of
                                                                                                                                                                                       their nation, the Nehru family paid a terrible price: partition, civil strife and
                                                                                                                                                                                       assassination. Witness the irony and agony of a family that liberated a nation but
                                                                                                                                                                                       could not unite it."

Echoes of dissent                                     30 min., VHS    Directed by Peter L. Attipetty                Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HQ1742 E26 1997         Source:
                                                                                                                    Center Room 443-Videoca
Eight movements of Yantra Yoga: an ancient Tibetan    69 min., VHS    Produced by Shan Shung Institute and          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          RA791.7 E545 1999       The eight movements of Yantra Yoga is a practical and simple guide for learning and
tradition                                                             Angelo Fontana                                Center Room 443-Videoca                                            practicing this precious discipline. These eight movements are done in preparation to the
                                                                                                                                                                                       more complex teaching of Yantra Yoga.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary
Emerging powers : India                               50 min., VHS    (produced by Dow Jones & Company)             College Library Main Collection            HC59.7 E477 1996        Movie about India's modern economic growth.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat summary

Endangered animals from around the world              161 min., DVD   Produced by Christian Bruyére, Ian Herring    Primate Center Library Audio Visual        DVD 0087 2005           Wolves: Wolves run free again in Banff National Park thanks to Dr. Paul Paquet. Swift
                                                                                                                    Collection                                                         foxes: Clio Smeeton re-introduces the swift fox to its Prairie habitat. Bengal tigers:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Anthony Marr works with Westerners and Indian villagers to save the Bengal tiger. Black
                                                                                                                                                                                       and white rhinos: Courtland Parfet protects rhinos on his ranch in Kenya and has probably
                                                                                                                                                                                       saved the black rhino from extinction. Elephants: Joyce Poole studies the elephants at
                                                                                                                                                                                       Kenya’s Ambseli National Park. Kenyan wildlife vet: Dr. Tom deMaar’s patients are the
                                                                                                                                                                                       wild animals that roam Kenya’s Ol Jogi Sanctuary. Nazinga Game Reserve: Clark Lungren’s
                                                                                                                                                                                       plan to save the wildlife of Burkina Faso in West Africa resulted in the Nazinga Game
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary

Epidemics and the environment                         29 min., VHS    Production of the Economic Development        Wendt Library Book Stacks                  RB152.5 E65 1998        A boy in Connecticut is paralyzed by Lyme disease after being bitten by a deer tick. Health
                                                                      Institute                                                                                                        officials trace the disease to a rise in the deer population, prompted by a manmade
                                                                                                                                                                                       decline in natural predators that keep deer numbers in check. Epidemics such as this are
                                                                                                                                                                                       on the rise, as humans continue to upset the delicate links between themselves and the
                                                                                                                                                                                       environment. This program examines this issue within the context of the reemergence of
                                                                                                                                                                                       the plague in India and cholera in Peru.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary

Equal justice                                         20 min., VHS    (produced by Lawyers for Human Rights &       Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1621 A documentary on the struggle for legal aid for defendents in Pakistan.
                                                                      Legal Aid)                                    Center                                                            Source: Madcat summary

Eunuchs : India’s third gender                 Part   49 min., VHS    Director, Michael Yorke                       Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HQ449 E96 1991          The film interviews a couple, Dinesh, a male, and Kiran, a eunuch who dresses as a female
of the Series: Under the sun                                                                                        Center Room 443-Videoca                                            and fulfills a housewifely role. The film also features a eunuch community that supports
                                                                                                                                                                                       itself by the traditional roles of faith healing and blessing ceremonies celebrating major
                                                                                                                                                                                       life events. It also shows a community in Bombay where eunuchs can no longer support
                                                                                                                                                                                       themselves in the traditional manner but instead have turned to prostitution. Two new
                                                                                                                                                                                       recruits are admitted into this community in a traditional Indian wedding ceremony.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary

Exploring the Himalayas, Nepal & Kashmir              60 min., VHS    (directed by Gary Adams)                      MERIT Library (formerly CIMC)              DS485 H6 E97 1990       "This video journey starts in India's state of Kashmir, at Srinagar, on the beautiful
                                                                                                                    PreK-12 Stacks                                                     Dal Lake, then goes to the ancient trading city of Leh in remote Ladakh and the
                                                                                                                                                                                       Annapurna mountains. Raft the Trisuli River, ride the elephant in Chitwan National Park,
                                                                                                                                                                                       refuge for the one-horned rhino. Explore the emerald city of Kathmandu, observe the
                                                                                                                                                                                       colorful Indra Jatra and meet the engaging Sherpa people living in the shadow of Mt.

                                                                                                                                                                                       This video tour encompasses three major religions, cultural diversity, and challenging
                                                                                                                                                                                       physical terrain. Visit Srinagar, Ladakh, Zanskar Valley, Kathmandu, Mt. Everest, Chitwan
                                                                                                                                                                                       National Park, and the Anapurna Mountains. This video journey starts in India's state of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Kashmir, at Srinagar, on the beautiful Dal Lake, then goes to the ancient trading city of Leh
                                                                                                                                                                                       in remote Ladakh and the Annapurna mountains. Raft the Trisuli River, ride the elephant
                                                                                                                                                                                       in Chitwan National Park, refuge for the one-horned rhino. Explore the emerald city of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Kathmandu, observe the colorful Indra Jatra and meet the engaging Sherpa people living
                                                                                                                                                                                       in the shadow of Mt. Everest.

Eyewitness                                            100 min., VHS                                                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-      Monthly news magazine in video format. Each program runs for about 100 minutes.
                                                                                                                    Center Room 443-SA Video                   1284 Library Has:                Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                               1991:Mar. - 1994:Jan.
Facts & myths                                         28 min., DVD    K.N. Panikkar                                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HX393.5 P36 2003        K.N. Panikkar and Ran Puniyani present a lecture intersperced with visual clips of related
                                                                                                                    Center Room 443, DVD                                               events in India history and in the second film includes some audience participation.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Panikkar addresses the topic of how cummunalism and ethnic relations are related.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Puniyani breaks apart the myths that communalists use to further their cause, showing
                                                                                                                                                                                       how Indian history has been rewritten.                    Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    From the series:
                                                                                                                                                                                       In defence of our dreams
Families of India                                     30 min., VHS    (produced by Arden Films)                     IMC PreK-12 Stacks                         HQ670 .F36 2001         Follows a day in the lives of a 9 year old boy and a 6 year old girl in Jamnagar, India.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat summary

Fatal impact                                          53 min., DVD    Director/producer, David Olusoga              College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   HQ751 F38 2008          During the 19th century, racial categorization took on a pseudoscientific stance. This
                                                                                                                    West, Rm 1191                                                      program shows how the academic racism of the period helped to spread imperialist
                                                                                                                                                                                       policies across the globe. Sifting through the "science" of eugenics and its link to social
                                                                                                                                                                                       Darwinism, the film juxtaposes racial hygiene theories with racial warfare in Tasmania,
                                                                                                                                                                                       Victorian apathy in famine-wracked India, and horrific German colonization tactics in
                                                                                                                                                                                       Namibia.                                                        Source: Madcat Summary

Fearless: stories from Asian women                    78 min., VHS    Writer & producers, Peter Du Cane, Mathew Memorial Library Microforms/Media              HQ1236.5 A78 F43        A study of three women who are fighting for social justice, both in their homelands and in
                                                                      Kelley                                    Center Room 443-Videoca                        2003                    exile.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Contents: Tape 1. The price of freedom -- Tape 2. Breaking the caste -- Tape 3. Heart on
                                                                                                                                                                                       the sleeve.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
Fifth Schedule                                        43 min., VHS    Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          SA-1690                 On the process of intrusion of non-tribals into tribal habitat in the Godavari districts in
                                                                      Sciences                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                           Andhra Pradesh resulting in large scale alienation of tribal land, deforestation, and
                                                                                                                                                                                       ecological degredation. Also examines the initiatives for development, both by
                                                                                                                                                                                       governmental and voluntary sources. Source: Madcat Summary

Filling gaps in education                             15 min., VHS    (produced by UNICEF)                          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1527 Documentary on the working of home schools, run on self-help basis, in different suburbs
                                                                                                                    Center                                                            of Karachi.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat summary
Final Solution                                        149 min.        Directed by Rakesh Sharma                     Center for South Asia Outreach Video                              Final Solution is a study of the politics of hate. Set in Gujarat during the period of
                                                                                                                    Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                             Feb/March 2002 - July 2003, the film graphically documents the changing face of right-
                                                                                                                                                                                      wing politics in Indian through a study of genocidal violence against Moslems. It
                                                                                                                                                                                      specifically examines political tendencies reminiscent of the Nazi Germany of early/mid-
                                                                                                                                                                                      1930s. Final Solution is anti-hate/violence as "those who forget history are condemned to
                                                                                                                                                                                      relive it".                                                              Source:

                   Documentary Title                        Time/Format                          Creators                                    Library                     Call Number                                                   Description
First harvest                                             32 min., VHS         (produced by Canadian International         Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1054 Chronicles development efforts of the Aga Khan Rural Support Project in the Northern
                                                                               Development Agency and Aghakhan Rural       Center                                                          Areas of Pakistan. Includes extensive coverage of efforts to authentically restore the 900
                                                                               Development Programme)                                                                                      year old Baltit Fort in the Hunza Valley town of Karimabad, as well as how villagers work
                                                                                                                                                                                           with AKRSP to bring water to previously unirrigated area (hence the title "First Harvest"
                                                                                                                                                                                           from lands which had never before produced.

Fishing in the sea of greed                               45 min., VHS         Direction, Anand Patwardhan                 Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size     SH335.6 F57 1998         Documents the response of traditional fishing communities and rice farmers to the threat
                                                                                                                           Shelving                                                          of displacement by overfishing and pollution resulting from industrial fishing practices
                                                                                                                                                                                             such as use of gigantic factory ships.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat Summary
Flesh trade                                               20 min., VHS         (produced by Lawyers for Human Rights &     Memorial Library Microforms/Media         Video Cassette SA-      Problems of prostitution in Pakistan.
                                                                               Legal Aid)                                  Center                                   1621                     Source: Madcat summary

Flow: for love of water (2 copies)                        84 min., DVD         Directed by Irena Salina                    Geography Library                        HD1691 F595 2008         Investigates the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply from
                                                                                                                           and                                      and                      the perspective of politics, economics, pollution and environmental issues, human rights,
                                                                                                                           Wisconsin's Water Library                201675 video             public health, and the effects of corporate greed and apathetic governments. Features
                                                                                                                                                                                             interviews with scientists and activists, who discuss the water crisis at both the global and
                                                                                                                                                                                             human scale. Also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical
                                                                                                                                                                                             solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies to address the
                                                                                                                                                                                             problem.                                                  Source: Madcat Summary

Folk dances of Sikkim                                     28 min., DVD                                                     Memorial Library Microforms/Media        GV1694 S55 F65 2002      A variety of communities live in Sikkim, each contributing to the performing arts of the
                                                                                                                           Center Room 443, DVD                                              region. There are the Lepchas, the earliest settlers of Sikkim. Then there are the Bhutias,
                                                                                                                                                                                             mainly descendants of the early settlers from Tibet and Bhutan and finally the Nepalis
                                                                                                                                                                                             who came from Nepal and settled in Sikkim. Each of these have distinctive repertoire of
                                                                                                                                                                                             folk songs and dances almost for every social or religious ceremony. The dances featured
                                                                                                                                                                                             are the sangni, maruni, tamang selo, chufaat, zo-mal-lok and shabado.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat Summary

Folk instrumental music of Pakistan                       61 min., VHS         (produced by Naseem Ullah)                  Memorial Library Microforms/Media        M1824 P26 F65 1993       Series of programs containing a range of folk instrumental music from all regions of
                                                                                                                           Center                                                            Pakistan.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat summary
Folk music of Pakistan 1975-76 : sounds and stills        62 min., DVD         (produced by Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy and Amy   Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     DVD 251                  Show of Pakistani folk music based on Nazir Jairazbhoy’s 3-week fieldtrip to Pakistan in
                                                                               Catlin-Jairazbhoy)                                                                                            1975.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat summary
Folk musicians of Rajasthan                               45 min., VHS         N.A. Jairazbhoy                             Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     VIDEO CASSETTE 619       A 45-minute narrated video program which reflects a wide variety of traditional songs,
                                                                                                                                                                                             dances, and rituals little known outside of Rajasthan.
Food for all, the spiritual dimension: the pursuit of a   DVD                   Designed & directed by Dinesh Lakhanpal    Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL65 F65 L35 2002        On spiritual significance of food in religions of India.
hunger free world                                                                                                          Center Room 443, DVD                                                            Source: Madcat Summary
For a place under the heavens                             53 min., VHS         (directed by Sabiha Sumar)                  Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size     HQ1745.5 F67 2003        Beginning with the creation of Pakistan in 1947, Sumar traces the relationship of Islam to
                                                                                                                           Shelving                                                          the state in an effort to understand how women are coping with and surviving the
                                                                                                                                                                                             increasing religiosity of civil and political life in her country. Raised in a more secular time,
                                                                                                                                                                                             she struggles to comprehend how religious schools have expanded at once unthinkable
                                                                                                                                                                                             rates and presents chilling footage of a mother encouraging her toddler to be a martyr
                                                                                                                                                                                             when he grows up. Mixing political analysis with interviews with activist colleagues, noted
                                                                                                                                                                                             Islamic scholars and Pakistani women who have chosen to embrace fundamentalism,
                                                                                                                                                                                             Sumar’s provocative questions dramatically capture the tension between liberal and
                                                                                                                                                                                             fundamentalist forces that are shaping life in contemporary Pakistan.

Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict     174 min., 2 VHS      produced and directed by Steve York         LGBT Campus Center Video Coll., 2nd      HM1281 F67 2002 and This six-part series tells one of the 20th century's most important and least-known stories-
Written                                                                                                                    Floor Memorial Union and Learning        PS1.029             - how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule. In South Africa in
                                                                                                                           Support Services 259 Van Hise                                1907, Mohandas Gandhi led Indian immigrants in a nonviolent fight for rights denied
                                                                                                                                                                                        them by white rulers. The power that Gandhi pioneered has been used by underdogs on
                                                                                                                                                                                        every continent and in every decade of the 20th century, to fight for their rights and
                                                                                                                                                                                        freedom. Discusses how Gandhi's non-violent method of political protest was used to
                                                                                                                                                                                        fight segregation in 1960s Nashville, Tennessee; liberate India from British colonial rule;
                                                                                                                                                                                        weaken South African apartheid; undermine German the occupational presence in 1940s
                                                                                                                                                                                        Denmark; motivate the Polish Solidarity movement in the 1980s; and protest the
                                                                                                                                                                                        dictatorship of Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet.                               Source:

Forced                                                    25 min               By Kiran Shrestha and Bimal Rawal           Center for South Asia Outreach Video                              A video log on the state of children of far Western Nepal.
                                                                                                                           Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                                             Source:
Forest managers of Hindu Kush Himalaya                    40 min., VHS         (produced by the International Centre for   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        TD171.5 H54 F67 1998 Coverage of an environmental protection program for the forests of the Hindu Kush
                                                                               Integrated Mountain Development)            Center Room 443                                               region of the Himalayas.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat summary
                                                                                                                                                                                         Centre site:
Forests                                                   22 min., DVD                                                     Steenbock Stacks -1st Floor              SD414 I5 F67 2000    Forests are still the mainstay of a large part of the rural and tribal population of India.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Fuelwood, fruits and vegetables, housing material, fodder, and raw material for
                                                                                                                                                                                         manufacturing commercial goods are all sourced from the forests. In addition, forests are
                                                                                                                                                                                         home to a variety of flora and fauna. Agroforestry, the growing of trees in addition to
                                                                                                                                                                                         crops, helps farmers tide over difficult years by providing fuelwood, fodder, fruits, oils,
                                                                                                                                                                                         spices, etc. regularly. This film carries five short-duration capsules on bamboo,
                                                                                                                                                                                         biodiversity, jute, agroforestry.                                          Source: Madcat
                                                                                                                                                                                         From the series: Terraview
Formation of Indian identity; Gujarat, after and before   28min., 17min., 27   (directed by Gauhar Raza)                   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BF755 I4 H37 2003    Sohail Hashmi, Digant Oza, and vedita Menon present a lecture intersperced with visual
carnage; India Pakistan : hostility and communalism       min., DVD                                                        Center                                                        clips of related events in India history. Hashmi talks about the facts about Indian identity.
                                                                                                                                                                                         He has a long section on the food that Indians identify as their own but is often very
                                                                                                                                                                                         recently incorporated into the national cuisine. Oza looks at how the violence against the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Muslims in Gujarat has effected the entire community, hurting not only the Muslims but
                                                                                                                                                                                         the entire population. Bidwai looks at the continuing conflict between India and Pakistan,
                                                                                                                                                                                         and how this conflict has effected the economy of both countries. He explains how the
                                                                                                                                                                                         present direction India is moving is much like how the Middle East got where they are.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat summary

Four families                                             59 min., VHS         Margaret Mead                               MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12    HQ769 .F68 1980       A comparison of child rearing practices in India, France, Japan, and Canada.
                                                                                                                           Stacks                                                         Anthropologist Margaret Mead discusses how the upbringing of the child contributes to a
                                                                                                                                                                                          distinctive national character.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary
Four holy men : renunciation in Hindu society (2 copies) 37 min., VHS          (made by University of Wisconsin-Extension, Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.004.001           Shows the day to day lives of four men who have renounced the world to become holy
                                                                               Telecommunications Center)                  and                                      and                   men in present day India.
                                                                                                                           Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL1239.5 A82 F68 1990 Source: Madcat summary
                                                                                                                           Center Room 443-Videoca                                                        From the series: Contemporary South Asia

Fourth Islamic Summit                                     20 min., VHS         (produced by Shalimar Recording Co.)        Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-14     Speech by President General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq at Fourth Islamic Summit in
                                                                                                                           Center                                                            Islamabad on 17th January, 1984.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat summary

                   Documentary Title                        Time/Format                         Creators                                Library                       Call Number                                                  Description
Fourth stage : A Hindu's Quest for Release                42 min., VHS    (directed by Joseph W. Elder)                 Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.024.001              Accompanies retired newspaper editor, E.R. Seturam, as he wrestle with the decision
                                                                                                                        and                                      and                      whether or not to abandon all of his possessions and become a wandering sannyasin in
                                                                                                                        Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL1241.54 F36 1984       pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. He's recently retired and is at an age when orthodox
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443-Videoca                                           men traditionally have begun preparation for the fourth stage of life as a sannysin. As he
                                                                                                                                                                                          says, "It is one thing to be an arm-chair philosopher and quite another to experience these
                                                                                                                                                                                          truths for yourself. Now that I have some time at my disposal, I'm going on a quest for
                                                                                                                                                                                          that experience."
                                                                                                                                                                                          We follow Seturam to the Deccan Herald office where he tells old friends: "If there's one
                                                                                                                                                                                          thing that I've learned from 35 years of journalism, it's that no two men will report a
                                                                                                                                                                                          single event in the same way. All truth of this world is only relatively real. But now at 64, I
                                                                                                                                                                                          feel the need to seek for a different kind of truth, which is more abiding, more real. Old
                                                                                                                                                                                          age is not the end; it can be a new beginning."

Freedom before 11                                         26 min., DVD    Research, script, camera, Radhika Menon,      Memorial Library Microforms/Media        IN PROCESS (as of 25     On the problems faced by working women and girl students residing in hostels; with
                                                                          Roseanne Lobo                                 Center Room 443, DVD                     July 2009)               special reference to Bombay, India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Source: Madcat Summary
From Africa-- to India : Sidi music in the Indian Ocean   74 min., VHS    (produced by Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy)           Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     VIDEO CASSETTE 821       Surveys the music and dances of African-Indian communities in Karnataka, Hyderabad,
diaspora( 2 copies)                                                                                                     and                                                               Bombay, and numerous sites in Gujarat. Ritual events show the stages of music during
                                                                                                                        Center for South Asia Outreach Video                              celebratory rites. ... In excerpts from a conference of Sidis and scholars, Sidis present their
                                                                                                                        Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                             own views on their history, present conditions and hopes for the future.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat summary

From Kalarippayattu to Beckett                            130 min., VHS   Phillip B. Zarrilli                           Memorial Library Microforms/Media        GV1100.71 K47 F766       In August 1998, as part of the passePartout Festival in Utrecht, Holland, Phillip Zarrilli led a
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443-Videoca                  1999                     two-week workshop for European actors. The group undertook daily training based on
                                                                                                                                                                                          Asian martial and meditative arts, and then applied these insights to work on selected
                                                                                                                                                                                          Beckett texts. Zarrilli is an acknowledged expert on Kalarippayattu, the South Indian
                                                                                                                                                                                          martial art form.                            Source: Madcat Summary

From the burning embers                                   35 min., VHS                                                  Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-820  A documentary on involuntary sati in Rajasthan.
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443-SA Video                                                     Source: Madcat Summary
From the diary of a genetic counsellor                    21 min., VHS    Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1693 The program takes up two cases of Down’s Syndrome, with different genetic profiles
                                                                          Sciences                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                        (Trisomy 21 and Translocation 14-21) and traces the counseling process involved in each
                                                                                                                                                                                        case. The aim is to highlight the counseling strategies that could be adopted to help clients
                                                                                                                                                                                        come to terms and deal with the disorder.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Source: Madcat Summary
Frontiers of peace (2 copies)                             40 min., VHS    (produced by Paul L. Kuepferle)               Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL1320 F76 1986        Film explores Jainism by showing the interrelationship between all four elements of the
                                                                                                                        Center                                   and                    "Sangh" or community of monks, nuns, laymen. Set in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the film first
                                                                                                                        and                                      AS2.051                establishes the central religious tenets of the religion, impure actions prevent the soul
                                                                                                                        Learning Support Services Library (259                          from achieving Liberation, and Liberation can only be achieved by practicing ahimsa [non-
                                                                                                                        Van Hise Hall)                                                  violence]. We then explore the implications of these assumptions for each element of the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Jain community.

                                                                                                                                                                                          "Frontiers of Peace: Jainism in India opens inside a Jain animal shelter where infirm birds
                                                                                                                                                                                          and animals are cared for, in keeping with the Jain commitment ot non-violence. A Jain
                                                                                                                                                                                          town father, a nun, and a monk describe the major observances of the Jains, their
                                                                                                                                                                                          founder, mahavir, their 2,500 year history, and their concern for the preservation of all
                                                                                                                                                                                          living beings. An interview with a former Join monk who renounced his vows reveals some
                                                                                                                                                                                          of the disturbing ways contemporary events can challenge Jain beliefs. The film concludes
                                                                                                                                                                                          with the initiation rituals of a young Jain nun. She describes her reasons for becoming a
                                                                                                                                                                                          nun, her need to sever contact with all males including her brothers, and her joy at the
                                                                                                                                                                                          possibility of being liberated from the endless cycle of rebirths." Source:
Gandhi                                                    27 min., VHS    Walter Cronkite                               Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.027.001    
                                                                                                                                                                                          A biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, tracing his rise to importance in India and his
                                                                                                                        (ph:608-262-8695)                                                 struggles to win independence for that country.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary
Gender-issue : movement & interrelation with              27 min., DVD    S.K. Thorat                                   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        DS422 C3 T46 2003        S.K. Thorat and Nivedita Menon present a lecture intersperced with visual clips of related
communal politics                                                                                                       Center Room 443, DVD                                              events in India history. Thorat addresses the caste system in India and how it is supported
                                                                                                                                                                                          today. Menon addresses the current state of women right’s in India in particular how it
                                                                                                                                                                                          relates to a woman’s place in the family.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From the series: In defence of
                                                                                                                                                                                          our dreams
Gift of a girl                                            24 min., VHS    Produced by Mayyasa Al-Malazi ; directed      Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HV6541 I5 G54 1997       This powerful and moving film explores the complexity of female infanticide in southern
                                                                          by Jo Smith, Mayyasa Al-Malazi                Center Room 443-Videoca                                           India and shows steps that are being taken to eradicate the practice. RISE, a non-
                                                                                                                                                                                          governmental agency, is working in the villages to promote the idea among women that
                                                                                                                                                                                          female children are equal in the eyes of the law and can be an asset in the family. They
                                                                                                                                                                                          have set up associations called sanghams to support pregnant women and mothers in
                                                                                                                                                                                          their decision to keep their daughters. When a girl baby is born, the sanghams celebrates
                                                                                                                                                                                          her arrival with gifts, showing the mother that a girl is something to be valued. This
                                                                                                                                                                                          sensitive film does not dwell on the horrors of the practice. Rather, it allows the women
                                                                                                                                                                                          to speak for themselves and shows how they can be empowered. Source:

Given to dance: India's Odissi Tradition (2 copies)       57 min., VHS                                                  Learning Support Services Library (259   AS2.023                  Deals with Odissi dance, associated with the temple of Lord Jagganath in Puri, Orissa. In
                                                                                                                        Van Hise Hall)                           and                      the past, a few families ritually married their young daughters to Lord Jagganath. Their
                                                                                                                        and                                      BL1237.58 D48 G58        daughters then trained as devadasis (female servants of the Lord, supported by the
                                                                                                                        Memorial Library Microforms/Media        1986                     temple) to sing and dance in the temple. The British colonial administrators mistakenly
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443-Videoca                                           labeled the devadasis "temple prostitutes." The film interviews the last of the devadasis as
                                                                                                                                                                                          they describe dancing for the Lord. We meet gotipuas, boys dressed as girls who provide a
                                                                                                                                                                                          more popular form of the dance outside the temple. And we meet contemporary
                                                                                                                                                                                          performers of Odissi dance, who attend workshops and talk about dancing for self-
                                                                                                                                                                                          fulfillment. The film captures the dynamics of an elaborate dance tradition undergoing
                                                                                                                                                                                          not one--but two--reinterpretations.

Gokak goes green,                                         12 min., VHS    Anand Deshmukh                                Memorial Library Microforms/Media        NA9053 G7 G65 1999       Documentary on the establishment of an industrial greenbelt through afforestation by the
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443-Videoca                                           firm Gokak Mills in the Belgaum District of India. Source:

Gotipua                                                   32 min., DVD    (directed by Gul Bahar Singh)                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media        GV1693 G68 2007           Indian tradition of dance remains a contextual expression of inter-wovenness of life style,
                                                                                                                        Center                                                            festivity and sacred invocation. Cultural continuum and amalgamation remains the
                                                                                                                                                                                          fulcrum of this tradition. Male Gotipua dancers and Dev Dasi dancers, consecrated to
                                                                                                                                                                                          God, have given shape to Odissi. Dance has moved from sacred temple space to public
                                                                                                                                                                                          space. Today, Gotipuas survive in limited circles. The film highlights the physical and
                                                                                                                                                                                          mental preparation of young dancers within a tight framework of training. It is a tribute to
                                                                                                                                                                                          India’s great intangible heritage of Gotipuas and their contribution to the Indian
                                                                                                                                                                                          performing arts tradition.

Great Indian railway                                      115 min., VHS   Directed and photographed by William          Law Library Circulation Desk             Instructional video    Documentary on the history of railroads in India, including where the trains run, how they
                                                                          Livingston                                                                             collection             are used by the people in the country, and the complexities of running the trains onboard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat Summary
Great tales in Asian art                                  82 min., VHS    Produced and directed by Perry Miller Adato Art Library Audiovisual Collection (non-   N7260 G743 1995        Great Tales in Asian Art - Four mythic tales are revealed through masterpieces of Asian art
                                                                                                                      circulating)                                                      in this video. Indian painting, Indonesian sculpture, Javanese shadow play, Korean masked
                                                                                                                                                                                        drama and Japanese paintings on screens and scrolls are all explored here. This beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                                        joining of literature and the visual arts was filmed on location in four countries.
Greening our future                                       43 min., VHS    (produced by Shoman Productions)              Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1292 A film on the "Pakistan National Conservation Survey" on conservation developments.
                                                                                                                        Center                                                          Source: Madcat summary

                    Documentary Title                          Time/Format                     Creators                                  Library                       Call Number                                                 Description
Gurukulas of Kerala: islands of lost rhythm                  29 min., DVD    Script & direction, Sajeev Pillai         Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility       DVD 383                On the traditional education system for art and music in Kerala, India. Rather than basing
                                                                                                                                                                                         education on the Westernized concept of acquiring a database of knowledge, the concept
                                                                                                                                                                                         of "gurukulas" emphasizes the search for truth and the unknown.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
Habitat-e-Pakistan                                           46 min., VHS    (produced by Javad Jabbar)                Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1620 An outline of problems caused by urbanization with some examples of possible solutions.
                                                                                                                       Center                                                            Source: Madcat summary

Hajari bhand of Rajasthan                                    40 min., VHS    By John and Ulrike Emigh                  Memorial Library Microforms/Media          PN1589 I5 H353 1985      Hajari Bhand of Chittogarh, Rajasthan is renowned in the nearby courts, villages and
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443-Videoca                                             towns of Mewar for his skills as a "Bahurupiya" -- a wandering mimic performing mostly
                                                                                                                                                                                           comic routines. Bhands were popular entertainers in times of kings and ruler of India.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Wandering mimics such as Hajari Bhand perform their routines in the streets, courtyards,
                                                                                                                                                                                           and marketplaces of Bajasthan. Source: Madcat Summary

Hampi - The World Heritage Site                              139 min., DVD   (directed by R.Bharathadri)               Memorial Library Microforms/Media          1 Copy Claimed as of      The film showcases the grandeur of the World Heritage Site – Hampi, known in ancient
                                                                                                                       Center                                     10/27/2008               times as Pampakshetra. Hampi was the capital of Vijayanagar Empire on the south bank
                                                                                                                                                                                           of river Tungabhadra, in Karnataka between the 14th and 16th centuries. The roving
                                                                                                                                                                                           camera takes one through the corridors of artistic creativity in the primeval rocky
                                                                                                                                                                                           landscape, dotted with massive fortifications, aqueducts, tanks, colossal gopuras and
                                                                                                                                                                                           monolithic sculptures, Queens Bath and Chandrashekhara temple, Virupaksha temple,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Lakshmi Narasimha or Krishna temple, Hazara Rama temple, Vitthala and
                                                                                                                                                                                           Tiruvengalanatha temple. It explores the contextual oral tradition, animating the cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                           hinterland, with sound bytes of scholars, and music emanating from musical pillars.

Harsh beauty                                                 52 min., DVD    Directed by Alessandra Zeka               LGBT Campus Center Video Coll., 2nd        HQ77.95 H37 2005         Existing as they have for centuries, the Eunuchs (or Hijra) are considered the third gender,
                                                                                                                       Floor Memorial Union                                                neither men nor women. Harsh Beauty follows over a period of 3 years the lives of Jyothi,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Usha and hira bai, three Eunuchs who live openly as women, and want to be accepted as
                                                                                                                                                                                           their true selves. This one hour documentary uses a verite approach, creating intimate
                                                                                                                                                                                           and personal accounts of their lives, without presenting an anthropological perspective.

Harvest of rain                                              48 min., VHS    Conceived by Anil Agarwal, Written and    Memorial Library Microforms/Media          GF661 H37 1995           Documentary on environmental challenges in India
                                                                             directed by Sanjay Kak                    Center Room 443-Videoca                                                           Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From the series: Wealth of the Nation
Health for sale                                              53 min., DVD    Directed by Michele Mellara, Alessandro   College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   HD9665.5 H43 2007        Are the world’s largest drug companies, paradoxically, major obstacles to creating a
                                                                             Rossi                                     West, Rm 1191                                                       healthier world? Focusing on Big Pharma (the ten largest pharmaceutical makers), we
                                                                                                                                                                                           hear from officials on all sides of the debate regarding the impact of drug companies’
                                                                                                                                                                                           patenting, intellectual property, pricing and new product development strategies on
                                                                                                                                                                                           global public health.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Contents: Pharmaceutical industry and its regulatory regime -- Patented vs. generic drugs
                                                                                                                                                                                           : the role of TRIPS -- Compulsory licensing : access to generics in developing countries --
                                                                                                                                                                                           India and generic drug production -- HIV in Africa -- Maintaining monopoly : extending
                                                                                                                                                                                           patent life -- Profit vs need : the development of new drugs -- Infrastructure and
                                                                                                                                                                                           distribution -- Creating profitable health conditions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary

Heaven on Earth: Hinduism                                    26 min., DVD    Producer/director: Stephen Rooke          Memorial Library Microforms/Media           BL1109.2 H56 2004     ...provides insights into the practice of Hinduism through the architecture and art of India
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443, DVD                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From the series: Heaven on earth: monuments to belief
Heritage                                                     31 min., VHS    (directed by Mushtaq Gadzar)              Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1091 Documentary on Sind Province and Hyderabad City in Pakistan.
                                                                                                                       Center                                                            Source: Madcat summary

Hidden India : the Kerala spicelands                         60 min., VHS    (directed by Jan Thompson)                Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.051                  Traces the culinary history and customs of Kerala--colorful religious festivals, dramatic
                                                                                                                                                                                           boat races, parading elephants, magnificent lyrical dances and haunting music.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat summary
                                                                                                                                                                                           Film site:

Hidden story: a quest for women’s unrecorded history :       58 min., VHS    By Shikha Jhingan and Ranjani Mazumdar    Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HQ1240.5 I4 J49 1995     Explores the multiple roles of women in rural India through the stories of four peasant
a documentary                                                                                                          Center Room 443-Videoca                                             women from different parts of the country, who narrate their stories of struggle,
                                                                                                                                                                                           hardship, and collective achievement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat Summary
Highway to hell : trafficking of girls from Nepal to India   38 min., VHS    (directed by Meera Dewan)                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HQ238 H54 2000           Examines the plight of Nepalese girls tricked into leaving home, often with the promise of
                                                                                                                       Center                                                              marriage or legitimate employment, then sold to brothels in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat summary

Hill of Dhamma                                               17 min., VHS    Produced and Directed by Ayelet Menahemi Memorial Library Microforms/Media           BQ5630 V5 H555 1996 Documentary on the Vipassana International Academy where people come to practice
                                                                             and Eilona Ariel                         Center Room 443-Videoca                                         and study Vipassana meditation, which are taught by S.N. Goenka and his assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                      teachers.                    Source: Madcat Summary
Himalayan Buddhism                                           30 min., VHS    David M. Knipe                            Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.001.008         Traces history of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the Indian influences on it. Describes the
                                                                                                                       (ph:608-262-8695)                                              unique relationship between reincarnation beliefs and the political continuity of Tibet. The
                                                                                                                                                                                      festivites, rituals, and shrines together with religious artifacts are shown.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             From the series: Exploring the religions of South Asia

Hindu pilgrimages                                            30 min., VHS    David M. Knipe                            Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.001.011              Pilgrimage is not required of Hindus but is a popular religious exercise. A pilgrimage to a
                                                                                                                       (ph:608-262-8695)                                                   Hindu shrine as well as to a local shrine is shown. Dr. Knipe describes the important cities
                                                                                                                                                                                           for Hindu pilgrims.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           From the series: Exploring religions of South
Hinduism : elephant god                                      15 min., DVD    (directed by Richard Keefe)               Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BL1212.56 H5 2003        Asia
                                                                                                                                                                                           Discusses the major tenets, rituals and gods of Hinduism.
                                                                                                                       Center                                                              Source: Madcat summary

Hinduism in South India                                      30 min., VHS    David M. Knipe                            Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.001.012              Concentrates on the rites and ceremonies used by Hindus in South India which are distinct
                                                                                                                       (ph:608-262-8695)                                                   from other regions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                From the series: Exploring the religions of South Asia
Hinduism: Faith, Festivals, and Rituals                      50 min., VHS                                              Learning Support Services Library (259     AS2.053                  In Kerala, which is situated in the southern tip of India, Hinduism is the principal belief
                                                                                                                       Van Hise Hall)                                                      system of the state’s religiously diverse and historically broad-minded population. This
                                                                                                                                                                                           program examines the multifaceted majority religion of India. Devotional ceremonies and
                                                                                                                                                                                           observances of Hinduism and sacred Hindu literature, such as the Ramayana and the
                                                                                                                                                                                           Mahabharata, are explored, as are some of the region’s ornate temples. The Hindu
                                                                                                                                                                                           emphasis on right living, or dharma, is discussed.             Source:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     From the series:
                                                                                                                                                                                           Ashes in the River
Hindustani slide: Indian classical guitar                    80 min., VHS    Director, Abhjit Dasgupta.                Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility       VIDEO CASSETTE 471       Debashish Bhattacharya performs North India’s classical music, often called Hindustani,
                                                                                                                                                                                           on an "Indianized" guitar called the dev veena. He is accompanied by tabla master, Kumar
                                                                                                                                                                                           Bose and Sutapa Bhattacharya on the tambura. They perform three ragas in this live
                                                                                                                                                                                           performance.                     Source: Madcat Summary

History of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh                       24 min., DVD     Pralay Kanungo                           Memorial Library Microforms/Media           DS480.84 K3686 2003 Pralay Kanungo and Harsh Mander present a lecture interspersed with visual clips of
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443, DVD                                            related events in India history. Kanungo speaks about the history of the Rashtriya Swayam
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sevak Sangh and their "them and us" attitude toward the politics of India. Mander talks
                                                                                                                                                                                       about the violence against Muslims in Gujarat and what it means to Indian society to
                                                                                                                                                                                       allow people to be mobilized for such organized violence against women and children.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From the series: In
                                                                                                                                                                                       defence of our dreams

                    Documentary Title                        Time/Format                         Creators                                    Library                        Call Number                                                   Description
Holi Hey : a festival of love, color, and life             54 min., VHS       (produced by Marc Katz)                       Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BL1239.82 H65 H65        Shows how the annual north-Indian Spring festival of Holi is celebrated in the city of
                                                                                                                            Center                                     1996                     Banaras (Varanasi, Kashi). A respected Banaras brahman, Mahant Veer Bhadra Mishra,
                                                                                                                                                                                                recounts several explanations for the Holi festival. These include the story of the devout
                                                                                                                                                                                                youth, Prahlad, whose trust in God led to the flaming end of his wicked aunt Holika
                                                                                                                                                                                                (recalled in the Holi bonfire); and the story of Krishna and his romantic encounters with
                                                                                                                                                                                                Radha and the village cowgirls (reflected in the exhuberant color spraying/dousing of
                                                                                                                                                                                                Holi). The film dramatizes how once each year the Holi festival unites neighborhoods,
                                                                                                                                                                                                breaches the barriers of age, caste, social rank, and religious afiliations, and calls on all to
                                                                                                                                                                                                share in unity and merriment.

Holt, Rinehart and Winston religions of the world          90 min., 5 VHS                                                   MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12      BL80.2 .H65 1989         This five-tape series introduces five of the world’s main religions and objectively presents
                                                                                                                            Stacks                                                              each religion in a historical content.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Contents: Hinduism. --Buddhism. --Judaism. --Christianity. --Islam
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary
Homosexuality: a religious perspective                     37 min., DVD                                                     College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   BL65 H64 H64 2003        Throughout history homosexuality has been censured by some of the world’s major
                                                                                                                            West, Rm 1191                                                       religions. Studies the scriptures and doctrines of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to
                                                                                                                                                                                                understand why, and then contrasts their stances with those of Hinduism, Sikhism and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Rome of Hadrian. A compassionate and compelling discussion of gay marriage and child
                                                                                                                                                                                                adoption by gay couples. Source: Madcat Summary

Hot zones                                                  57 min., DVD       Director/writer, Hal Weiner                   Steenbock Stacks -1st Floor                RA643 H6 2003            Explores the link between environmental change and global outbreaks of infectious
                                                                                                                                                                                                diseases. Journeys to Kenya (malaria), Peru (dengue fever), Bangladesh (cholera), and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                United States (West Nile Virus).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From the series: Journey to Planet Earth
Hunza : the legendary land                                 38 min., VHS       (produced by Lok Virsa Productions)           Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-29     On the architecture, folk culture, and traditions of the Wakhi & Burusho people of Hunza
                                                                                                                            Center                                                              in Northern Pakistan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Madcat summary
I live in Behrampada                                       49 min., VHS       Producer, Maglis; director, Madhushree        Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1414   A documentary of the Bombay riots following the ruthless demolition of the Babari Masjid
                                                                              Dutta                                         Center Room 443-SA Video                                            in Ayodhya on Dec. 6th, 1992. Source: Madcat Summary
Identity: the construction of selfhood                     20 min., VHS       Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1692   Explores the gamut of modes in which identities are produced, circulated and consumed
                                                                              Sciences                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                            within the modern urban Indian culture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat Summary
Imagining futures                                          18 min., DVD       Script, editing, and direction, Anjali        Memorial Library Microforms/Media          H62.5 I5 I43 2005        Film traces the history and contribution of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, which is a
                                                                              Monteiro and K. P. Jayasankar                 Center Room 443, DVD                                                pioneering institution for social work education in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat Summary
In Gandhi’s footsteps: the Manibhai Desai/BAIF story       29 min., VHS       Written and moderated by Connie Howard        Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HN690 Z9 C65295 1999     Documentary on the life and philosophy of Manibhai Desai, 1920-1993, disciple of
                                                                                                                            Center Room 443-Videoca                                             Mahatma Gandhi and founder of Bharatiya Agro-Industries Foundation (BAIF), created to
                                                                                                                                                                                                improve the socio-economic conditions of the rural poor of India. Source: Madcat
In memory of friends                                       60 min, VHS        Produced and directed by Anand                Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1418   IN MEMORY OF FRIENDS documents the violence and terror in Punjab, India -- a land torn
                                                                              Patwardhan                                    Center Room 443-SA Video                                            apart by religious fundamentalists and a repressive government. After examining the
                                                                                                                                                                                                political turmoil of the late 1970s and rise of Sikh fundamentalism, the film concentrates
                                                                                                                                                                                                on the legacy of Bhagat Singh, a young socialist hanged by the British in 1931. Singh has
                                                                                                                                                                                                since become an almost legendary figure. Today, both sides claim him as a symbol of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                cause: the socialist state eulogizes him as a patriot, while Khalistani separatists portray
                                                                                                                                                                                                him as a Sikh militant. In fact, Singh was neither. Just prior to his death he wrote a book
                                                                                                                                                                                                which he entitled Why I Am An Atheist. Focusing on Singh's unlikely martyrdom, IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                MEMORY OF FRIENDS is an incisive look at the strife in India today.

In my country: an international perspective on gender      85 min., 2 VHS     Producer/director, Ron J. Hammond             Memorial Library Microforms/Media          GN479.65 I5 1993         Respondents from thirteen different countries offer a personal perspective on life in their
                                                                                                                            Center Room 443-Videoca                                             cultures with regard to gender. Countries represented include: Sweden, Taiwan, Mexico,
                                                                                                                                                                                                Fiji, India, St. Vincent (Caribbean), Jerusalem, Lebanon, Zaire, England, China, El Salvador,
                                                                                                                                                                                                and Japan. Source: Madcat Summary

In the name of God (Rām Ke nām)                            78 min., VHS       (produced by Anand Parwardhan)                Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1402 This film follows the campaign by the militant movement Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) to
                                                                                                                            Center                                                            destroy a 16th century mosque in the city of Ayodhya. Supporters of the VHP claim that
                                                                                                                                                                                              the mosque stands right on the birthplace of the Hindu god Ram, and that in order to
                                                                                                                                                                                              build it the temple to Ram was destroyed several centuries ago. In retaliation they now
                                                                                                                                                                                              demand the destruction of the Muslim sanctuary and the building of a new temple to
                                                                                                                                                                                              honor the god Ram. The conflict escalated into open violence, in which thousands of
                                                                                                                                                                                              people lost their lives. The film is a powerful testimony about how far religious intolerance
                                                                                                                                                                                              can lead.

India : land of the tiger                                  6 cassettes, 360   (series producer, Mike Birkhead ; executive   Primate Center Library Audio Visual        VT 0756 1998             This epic miniseries presents the beauty and diversity of wildlife on the Indian
                                                           min., VHS          producer, Fred Kaufman)                       Collection                                                          subcontinent, and shows how humanity is entangled with nature through myth, legend,
                                                                                                                                                                                                culture, and religion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Madcat summary
India : one country, a million worlds                      24 min., VHS       (produced by Educational Distributing of      CIMC PreK-12 Stacks                        DS421 I53 1995           Explore ancient civilizations, phenomenal architecture and India’s dynamic and diverse
                                                                              America, Inc.)                                                                                                    culture. Learn of India past and present, including Mahatma Ghandi’s struggle for India’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                freedom and present day city life including customs and religious ceremonies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Madcat summary

India unveiled. Emergence of the state                     30 min., VHS       (directed by Sanjiv Parkash)                  Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.029                  Presents a factual close-up of India’s independence movement. Through archival footage,
                                                                                                                                                                                                introduces the entry of Mahatma Gandhi on the Indian scene and follows him through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                tumultuous period of the 1930s and 1940s.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Madcat summary
India                                                      30 min., VHS       (produced by IVN Communications)              CIMC PreK-12 Stacks                        DS407 I444 1995          An integrated approach to social studies and world history teaching.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Madcat summary

India: "Defying the Crown"                                 30 min. VHS        By Steve York                                 Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                In 1930, Indian nationalists were impatient with British foot-dragging on promises to
                                                                                                                            Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               move India toward self-rule, and appointed Mohandas Gandhi to lead "the final struggle
                                                                                                                                                                                                for freedom." Relying on the nonviolent methods he developed in South Africa, Gandhi
                                                                                                                                                                                                led a 240-mile march to the sea coast, where he picked up a handful of sea salt and
                                                                                                                                                                                                invited his countrymen to do the same—in open violation of the British monopoly on salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                production. Millions followed his example. His campaign of civil
                                                                                                                                                                                                disobedience—intentional law-breaking and imprisonment—swept the country, forcing
                                                                                                                                                                                                the British Viceroy to admit that his regime was losing control. Gandhi’s actions shattered
                                                                                                                                                                                                Indian consent to foreign rule and set his country on the road to independence, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                came in 1947. To future generations, Gandhi gave the weapon of nonviolent resistance,
                                                                                                                                                                                                which is being continuously refined and developed.

India’s dance & theatre: Balinese dancers, Vedic martial   112 min., VHS      Produced by Ron Neiburgs ; directed by        Memorial Library Microforms/Media          GV1693 I54 1993          Sequences based on traditional Indian dance forms which originate from "katha" or story
arts, Chitresh Kathak dance, Katha Kali, Songs from                           David Shapiro                                 Center Room 443-Videoca                                             telling. Performances include Balinese Ramayana episodes, Kathak and Kathakali, as well
Chaitanya Lila                                                                                                                                                                                  as ancient martial arts from Kerala, and footage from the life story of Chaitanya
                                                                                                                                                                                                Mahaprabhu.                      Source: Madcat Summary

Indian martial art: silambam                               110 min., DVD      Production & direction, M. Shahul Hameed      Memorial Library Microforms/Media          GV1141 I64 2006          The aim of this project is to propagate the Indian martial/cultural art--Silambam-- all over
                                                                                                                            Center Room 443, DVD                                                the world Source: Madcat Summary

Indian subcontinent                                        60 min., VHS       (produced by Herb and Judy Klinger)           CIMC PreK-12 Stacks                        DS407 I568 1988          Outlines the history and cultural life of India. Teacher’s guide provides comprehension
                                                                                                                                                                                                questions, discussion topics, and activity ideas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Madcat summary
Indian subcontinent                                        60 min., VHS       Herb and Judy Klinger                         MERIT Library (formerly CIMC)              DS407 I568 1988          Outlines the history and cultural life of India. Teacher’s guide provides
Global cultures series                                                                                                      PreK-12 Stacks                                                      comprehension questions, discussion topics, and activity ideas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Madcat summary

                   Documentary Title                             Time/Format                         Creators                                      Library                       Call Number                                                 Description
Industrial greenbelt: a war on pollution                      17 min., VHS         Research and script, Dr. N.G. Hegde           Memorial Library Microforms/Media          NA9053 G7 I56 1999       Profiles a successful industrial greenbelt reforestation project, a joint effort of BAIF
                                                                                                                                 Center Room 443-Videoca                                             Development Research Foundation and National Organic Chemical Industries Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                     (NOCIL) of India.                  Source: Madcat Summary
Instrumental artistry of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt                   90 min, VHS                                                        Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility       VIDEO CASSETTE 509        The video presents Bhatt performing four ragas and a folk tune.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Source: Madcat Summary
Is Ayodhya just a physical site                               28 min., DVD         Rizwan Qaiser                                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS422 C64 Q35 2003       Rizwan Qaiser and K.M. Shrimali present a lecture intersperced with visual clips of related
                                                                                                                                 Center Room 443, DVD                                                events in India history. Qaiser addresses the topic of how the history of India was been
                                                                                                                                                                                                     written in a way that is not historically correct. Shrimali talks about the significance of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ayodhya in the history of India and why it continues to be a mystery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From the series: In defence
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of our dreams
Islam in South Asia                                           30 min., VHS         David M. Knipe                                Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.001.009              Defines Islam in terms of the five duties of a believer, identifies the majority (Sunni) and
                                                                                                                                 (ph:608-262-8695)                                                   minority (Shia) traditions. Shows Moslems preparing for prayer and worshipping. Sufism is
                                                                                                                                                                                                     distinguished from the broader traditions and Islamic architecture and calligraphy are
                                                                                                                                                                                                     displayed.                      Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     From the series: Exploring the religions of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     South Asia
Islam, Asia, modernity (2 copies)                             6 DVD                Presented by the Henry M. Jackson School      Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     IS1.024                  A three-day conference (May 5-7, 2005) at the Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall, University
                                                                                   of International Studies                      (ph:608-262-8695)                          and                      of Washington, exploring the changing politics, practices, and representations of Islam in
                                                                                                                                 and                                        BP63 A1 I8 2005          Asia; how these changes are studied, documented, taught, and represented in the
                                                                                                                                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media                                   academy and the media; and how these practices affect politics, society, and culture in
                                                                                                                                 Center Room 443, DVD                                                Muslim Asia.                                       Partial Contents: Disc 1. Islam, Asia, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     modernity / Azade-Ayse Rorlich, David Lelyveld, Norani Othman -- Disc 2. Gender,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     sexuality, and the body in Asian Muslim societies / Maria Jaschok, Huma Haq, Marianne
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kamp -- Disc. 3. Islamic arts and national cultures / Elmira Köchümkulkizi, Endo Suanda --
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Disc. 4. The crisis of masculine identities in post Soviet & post 9-11 Muslim Asia / Jakob
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rigi, Nazif Shahrani, Ulil Abshar Abdalla -- Disc. 5. Education and Islamic legal subjects in
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Asia / Imtiaz Ahmed, Gardner Bovingdon -- Disc. 6. Asian Islam and the politics of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     knowledge / Ali F. Igmen, Partha Chatterjee, Sumit Mandal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Source: Madcat Summary

Islam: The Five Pillars of Faith                              52 min., VHS         Directed by Daniel Cebrián                    College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   BP176 I85 2000           Residing to the north of India, the population of Kashmir is primarily Muslim. This
                                                                                                                                 West, Rm 1191                                                       program travels to the place known as "the Switzerland of the East" to study the beliefs
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and practices of Islam. Topics such as the Koran, the Pillars of Islam, the influence of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sharia, and traditional Muslim festivals and holy sites are addressed. Background on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     arrival of Islam in Kashmir and its spread throughout India creates a historical context for
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the religion’s predominance in many regions. Source:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    From the series: Ashes in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     River: Four Religions of India

Islamic wave                                                  50 min., VHS         (produced by Journeyman Pictures)             College Library Main Collection            BP173.7 I853 2000        Examines the sociopolitical landscape of Islamic hotspots in the Middle East, Pakistan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Indonesia, Sudan and elsewhere. Film also examines Islam’s increasing popularity and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     considers the use of violence by Muslim extremists to attain their goals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Film site:

It takes a child: Craig Kielburger’s story - a journey into   56 min., VHS         (directed by Judy Jackson)                    Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HD6231 I8 1998           Craig Kielburger was 12 years old when child labor activist Iqbal Massih was killed in
child labour                                                                                                                     Center                                                              Pakistan. That event changed Craig’s life forever. He went on a seven-week trip to South
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Asia to find out everything he could about the lives of child laborers. What he learned has
                                                                                                                                                                                                     turned him into a passionate, articulate, and incredibly effective advocate on their behalf.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     With a group of his peers Craig has founded "Free the Children," a children’s organization
                                                                                                                                                                                                     that now has 10,000 members in 20 countries. Following in the footsteps of the Civil
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rights and Women’s movements, the Children’s Crusade has just begun.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Film site:

Jahaji music : India in the Caribbean                         117 min., DVD        (directed by Surabhi Sharma)                  College Library Main Collection            ML3565 J349 2007         From the mid-nineteenth century Indian labourers arrived in the Caribbean on boats,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     bringing a few belongings and their music-- the beginnings of a remarkable cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                                     practice. More than 150 years later musician Remo Fernandes travels to the Islands to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     explore potential collaborations and create new work. ’Jahaji music’ is a record of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     difficult, if unusual and complex, musical journey ... [and endeavours] to weave a story of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     memory, identity and creativity.

Jainism                                                       30 min., VHS         David M. Knipe                                Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.001.006              A survey of the history, doctrines and iconography, with films of temple worship and the
                                                                                                                                 (ph:608-262-8695)                                                   monks and nuns who represent the hightest traditions of this little-known, but 2500-year-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     old religion of India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From the series: Exploring the religions of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     South Asia
Jalsah-yi ʻām Ḥaidarābād, 31 Aktūbar videorecording           158 min., VHS        Altaf Husain                                  Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-167    An address at a large public gathering at Hyderabad, Pakistan, by the convenor of the
                                                                                                                                 Center Room 443-SA Video                                            Muhajir Qaumi Movement (MQA), an organization striving for the sociopolitical rights of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     immigrants from India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary

Jawaharlal Nehru                                              29 min., VHS         Government of India - Ministery of External   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1667 Contribution of Jawaharlal Nehru to India’s development.
                                                                                   Affairs                                       Center Room 443-SA Video                                                       Source: Madcat Summary

Jinnah : Akbar Ahmed presents                                 2 discs, 135 min.,   (produced and directed by Jamil Dehlavi &     Memorial Library Microforms/Media          PN1997 J466 2004         Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through
                                                              DVD                  Akbar Ahmed)                                  Center                                                              flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah
                                                                                                                                                                                                     pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating Lord Mountbatten.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mountbatten then tries to enlist Gandhi & Nehru to persuade Jinnah to stop his efforts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gandhi sides with Jinnah, which upsets Nehru. However, Jinnah turns down the offer to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     become prime minister and the film takes another slide back to 1916, which reveals all of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the political implications that have occurred.

Journey through art                                           22 min., VHS         N. L. Nigam, director                         Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1087     A short history of the Salar Jang Museum in Hyderabad, India and some illustrations of
                                                                                                                                 Center Room 443-SA Video                                            its contents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat Summary
Journeys into Islamic India                                   50 mins                                                            Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                Muslims arrived in India the same year they entered Spain - and by the end of the 13th
                                                                                                                                 Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               century ruled nearly all of the county. This program travels across India by way of Iran,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pakistan, and the Maldives to examine the rich Islamic heritage of the region. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                     program also observes the Muslim way of life on the subcontinent as it exists today. Sites
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of note include the Taj Mahal, the Golkonda Fort ruins, and the Charminar monument.

Julpari / Waterfairy                                          22 min., VHS         (directed by Swati Khurana and Leith          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HQ76.98 A46 A3 1996      Julpari, (water fairy in Urdu) is an experimental documentary film on Faraz Ahmed, a drag
                                                                                   Murgai)                                       Center                                                              queen and gay activist from Pakistan, living in New York City. Faraz and his family explore
                                                                                                                                                                                                     such provocative actions as gender, sexuality, immigration, ethnicity and Islam and fun.

JVC video anthology of world music and dance: South           47 min., DVD         (directed by Nakagawa Kunihiko)               Memorial Library Microforms/Media          M1627 J3 2005 v.15       Presents examples of music and dance from Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.
Asia.                                                                                                                            Center                                                              Source: Madcat summary

Kahankar, ahankar = Story maker, story taker                  38 min., VHS         Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1698 This film brings together a selection of the stories and paintings of the Warlis, and some of
                                                                                   Sciences                                      Center Room 443                                                   the narratives about `them’. To the Warlis, a community of Adivasis (indigenous peoples),
                                                                                                                                                                                                   who live close to Mumbai, these stories represent their `history’, their world-view. All the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   outsiders- the Portuguese, the Marathas, the British, the `native’ settlers- tried
                                                                                                                                                                                                   obliterating this history and wisdom. This juxtaposition of disparate discourses is an
                                                                                                                                                                                                   attempt to read between the lines, as the stories themselves do.Source:

                  Documentary Title                           Time/Format                           Creators                               Library                       Call Number                                                 Description
Kaise Jeebo Re! (How Do I Survive, My Friend!)              80 min.             By Anurag Singh and Jharana Jhaveri      Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                In the name of "national interest" men, women and children have been forced out of
                                                                                                                         Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               their homes and lands so that a dam, a mine, a factory or a wildlife sanctuary can be built.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Their struggles against this process have been crushed, marginalized or ignored. What
                                                                                                                                                                                             happens to their lives after uprootment? The film meets them in India’s city-streets and
                                                                                                                                                                                             rural areas as labor, rickshaw-puller, domestic help and the uprooted. "Kaise Jeebo Re!"
                                                                                                                                                                                             records the victims account of this uprootment, in this case caused by dams built on the
                                                                                                                                                                                             river Narmada; Bargi Dam in the Central state of Madhya Pradesh. It records the arduous
                                                                                                                                                                                             and heroic story of a people who have come together to fight a determined battle for
                                                                                                                                                                                             justice.                                                                           Source:

Kalachakra mandala                                          7 min., VHS         By Martin Brauen                         Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BQ7699 K34 K33 1998      Buddhist chants performed by monks undergoing kalachakra initiation, Bern, Switzerland,
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443-Videoca                                             1985.
                                                                                                                                                                                              With the use of computer animation and background Buddhist chanting, the cosmos of
                                                                                                                                                                                             the kalachakra mandala is depicted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat Summary
Kalachakra: the wheel of time                               30 min., VHS        Producer/director, Sally Ann O’Reilly    Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BQ7699 K34 K36 1994      This video shows Tibetan Buddhist monks constructing a sand mandala in Ireland
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443-Videoca                                             according to a 2600-year-old tradition. It is part of the secret Kalachakra initiation rite,
                                                                                                                                                                                             which teaches wisdom and compassion. The rite itself is said to affect world peace.

Kamala and Raji (2 copies)                                  46 min., VHS        Producer and Writer Michael Camerini     Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HQ1742 K35 1996          This film is about Kamala and Raji, two women of the working poor who live in
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443-Videoca                    and                      Ahmedabad, capital of the west Indian state of Gujarat. They share a common history
                                                                                                                         and                                        AS2.043                  since both have moved from a background of deprivation and political impotence to a
                                                                                                                         Learning Support Services Library (259                              measure of empowerment as representatives of a grass roots organization called SEWA,
                                                                                                                         Van Hise Hall)                                                      the Self Employed Women's Association. Founded in Ahmedabad and now spreading
                                                                                                                                                                                             elsewhere in Gujarat, SEWA is an organization of women working independently or at
                                                                                                                                                                                             piecework wages on the low rungs of India's occupational ladder.

Kargil                                                      VCD                 By Dipti Bhalla & Kunal Verma            Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS486 K3347 K298         Links the history of the Kashmir dispute with the Kargil conflagration. Focuses on the
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443, DVD                       2000                     human tragedy in Kashmir rather than the political controversies surrounding the issue.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat Summary
Karmapa: the lion begins to roar                            85 min., VHS        Produced and directed by Ward Holmes     Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BQ7682.7 O74 K27         The film presents to the world precious digital film footage of the first documented
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443-Videoca                    1999                     Dharma teaching given by His Holiness Karmapa at his monasery on July 7th, 1999.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat Summary
Kārnar mīṭingz videorecording : 6 tārīk̲hī kārnar mīṭingz   178 min., VHS       Altaf Husain                             Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-166    Addresses at corner meetings in Karachi, Pakistan, prior to the 1988 general elections, by
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443-SA Video                                            the convenor of the Muhajir Qaumi Movement (MQA), on organization striving for the
                                                                                                                                                                                             sociopolitical rights of immigrants from India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary

Kashmir : a Kashmiri viewpoint                              11 cassettes, 120   (directed by Rahul Jalali)               Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS485 K27 K24 1999     A series of interviews with politicians, journalists, militants and ordinary Kashmiris about
                                                            min. each, VHS                                               Center                                                            the separatist conflict that began in 1989.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat summary
Kashmir in perspective                                      167 min., VHS       (produced by Shalimar)                   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1526 Discussion of the freedom movement of Kashmiris against Indian control of Kashmir.
                                                                                                                         Center                                                            Source: Madcat summary

Kashmir: Valley of Despair                                  44 min.             By Marion Mayer-Hohdahl                  Center for South Asia Outreach Video       AS2.046                  This film travels to the Kashmir valley at the foot of the Himalayas to investigate the
                                                                                                                         Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               history of Kashmir, along with the political, religious and ethnic roots of the continuing
                                                                                                                         and                                                                 conflict there. Resentment of the occupying Indian forces, problems caused by the
                                                                                                                         Learning Support Services Library (259                              radicalization of Islam among Kashmiri rebels and the impact of the nuclear arms race
                                                                                                                         Van Hise Hall)                                                      between India and Pakistan are discussed.

Kasthuri: A South Indian Film Star                          30 min.             By Richard Breyer and N.C. Rajamani      Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                Depicts the daily life of a South Indian film star. By following her from rehearsals to fan
                                                                                                                         Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               club appearances as well as shopping with her mother, the film uncovers the paradox
                                                                                                                                                                                             between her public and private lives. Despite being a successful career woman, the
                                                                                                                                                                                             twenty-one-year old Kasthuri is content to have her parents arrange a suitable marriage
                                                                                                                                                                                             to a man of their choosing. Source:

Kathakali dance-drama: an introduction                      26 min., VHS        Edited by Phillip B. Zarrilli            Memorial Library Microforms/Media          PN2884.5 K36 K38         This introduction to Kathakali Dance-drama gives a clear and fascinating overview of the
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443-Videoca                    2000                     basic principles of the keralan art form. It includes footage and an explanation of: all the
                                                                                                                                                                                             basic character and make-up types ; the performance context ; the process and technique
                                                                                                                                                                                             of training ; the preliminaries of performance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat Summary

Kathputli: the art of Rajasthani puppeteers                 28 min., VHS                                                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media          PN1978 I5 K38 1988       Explores the unique and colorful world of kathputli puppet theater as it is maintained and
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443-Videoca                                             performed by itinerant families in Rajasthani, India. Puppeteers demonstrate the
                                                                                                                                                                                             construction and manipulation of the wood-and-string creations used in this ancient art
                                                                                                                                                                                             form. Includes a performance of the legend of the Rajput chief Amar Singh Rathor.
Keep Her Under Control: Law's Patriarchy in India           52 min., VHS        Producer Erin Moore                      Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS432 M35 K44 1998       "This provocative documentary, which explores the role of women in a Muslim-
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443-Videoca                                             dominated village in Rajasthan, northern India, is original, compelling, and instructive, and
                                                                                                                                                                                             it is sure to stimulate discussion and analysis in a wide variety of courses. The film focuses
                                                                                                                                                                                             on the dramatic story of a woman, named Hurmuti, who refuses to live by the moral and
                                                                                                                                                                                             legal codes of the village's Islamic patriarchy. Hurmuti is the eldest wife in an extended
                                                                                                                                                                                             family, but she has had a long-term -- and well-known -- affair with another man in the
                                                                                                                                                                                             village. The film examines her conflicts with her extended family and with the all-male
                                                                                                                                                                                             Islamic Village Council over her own conduct and over her insistence on the right to
                                                                                                                                                                                             arrange the marriages of her pre-pubescent daughters.As Hurmuti's fascinating story
                                                                                                                                                                                             unfolds it is interwoven with scenes that illustrate the process of growing up female in the
                                                                                                                                                                                             village: the play of children; the talk and duties of adolescent girls; marriage customs;
                                                                                                                                                                                             dowry issues; relationships with mothers-in-law; rights to land ownership; and even spirit
                                                                                                                                                                                             possessions. Viewers will experience a wide range of emotions, grapple with an array of
                                                                                                                                                                                             stimulating questions, and in the end be forced to consider how Hurmuti's life options
                                                                                                                                                                                             would have been different if she had been born male. The film is based on ethnographic
Khandan: the musical heritage of Shujaat Khan : a film      43 min., VHS        By Arundhati Sen                         Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility       VIDEO CASSETTE 615       Shujaat Khan recounts Rajasthan over the past two and musical examples what it Moore,
                                                                                                                                                                                             research carried out in here with stories, anecdotes decades by the producer, Erin means
                                                                                                                                                                                             to be a khandani musician (that is, born into a musician’s lineage); the discipline involved
                                                                                                                                                                                             in practice, the competitive environment of other family virtuosi, the learning
                                                                                                                                                                                             opportunities with other musicians, and the sense of a historical inevitability that is the
                                                                                                                                                                                             inherited conception of being born a khandani musician. With still images, concert and
                                                                                                                                                                                             other footage, and the compellingly expressive mode of Shujaat Khan’s extraordinary
                                                                                                                                                                                             verbal and musical communication skills the viewer is transported to that very special
                                                                                                                                                                                             world of the khandani artist, a world until now not easily available to outsiders. Source:
                                                                                                                                                                                             Madcat Summary

Killer bargain                                              57 min., DVD        Directed by Tom Heinemann                College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   HD9866 I5 K55 2006       The Killer Bargain referred to by this hard hitting documentary’s title is the availability of
                                                                                                                         West, Rm 1191                                                       cheap consumer goods imported by Western countries whose prices don’t reflect the
                                                                                                                                                                                             actual human and environmental costs associated with their production in the developing
                                                                                                                                                                                             world. Consumers remain largely unaware of the conditions under which the goods they
                                                                                                                                                                                             buy are produced; this film makes those connections shockingly clear.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary

Killing of Kirmira = Kirmira vadham                         210 min., VHS       By Kottayam Tampuran                     Memorial Library Microforms/Media          PN2884.5 K36 K54         Based on a scene from India’s great epic, the Mahabharata ... tells the story of the
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443-Videoca                    2000                     demoness Simkika’s attempted revenge on the five Pandava brothers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Source: Madcat Summary
Killing terraces (Raktāmme garāharū)                        44 min., VHS        Produced and directed by Dhurba Basnet   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS495.6 K55 2001         Documents the political conflict in Nepal that resulted in the start of the "People’s War" in
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443-Videoca                                             1996. Journeying in 2001 to Rolpa, Rukum, and Jajarkot, the western Nepalese districts
                                                                                                                                                                                             most involved in the war, the film crew interviews participants and victims from differing
                                                                                                                                                                                             sides (including members of the ruling Nepali Congress, the police, and Maoist rebels) and
                                                                                                                                                                                             examines the impact the war has had on the people of the region.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat Summary

                     Documentary Title                   Time/Format                         Creators                                    Library                      Call Number                                                   Description
Kings, lovers and thieves                              35 min., VHS       Produced and directed by Bob Madley           Memorial Library Microforms/Media        PN2884.5 N38 K66          This fascinating documentary provides a rare, behind-the-scenes look at India's
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443-Videoca                  1997                      improvisation and often bawdy form of folk opera, Nautanki, as well as its rural cousin,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Khyal. These forms of traveling roadside folk theater are particularly significant in that
                                                                                                                                                                                           they have survived and remain popular despite India's increasingly strong attachment to
                                                                                                                                                                                           the cinema and to television. Their continued popularity is shown to be a manifestation of
                                                                                                                                                                                           current social, political, and cultural influences, as performers take traditional
                                                                                                                                                                                           mythological themes and update them to appeal to contemporary audiences.

Knowing Her Place                                      40 min., VHS       By Indu Krishnan                              Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HQ1743 K62 1990           A moving investigation of the cultural schizophrenia experienced by Vasu, an Indian
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443-Videoca                                            woman who has spent most of her life in the U.S. Vasu's relationships with her mother
                                                                                                                                                                                           and grandmother in India and her husband and teenage sons in New York, reveal
                                                                                                                                                                                           profound conflicts between her traditional upbringing and her personal and professional
                                                                                                                                                                                           aspirations. The tape fuses photographs, verite sequences and experimental techniques to
                                                                                                                                                                                           probe the multilayered experience of immigrant women with rare candor and emotional
                                                                                                                                                                                           resonance. Useful for courses on immigration, sex roles and the study of documentary
                                                                                                                                                                                           form.                                                                     Source:

Krishna                                                84 min., VHS       Director; P.R. Ramachaudra Rao                Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1670 Role of the Krishna River system in the life and culture of the people of the Deccan.
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443-SA Video                                                    Source: Madcat Summary

La Bayadere                                            126 min., VHS      (directed by Yelena Machert)                  Memorial Library Microforms/Media        GV1790 B3 B39 1991        Based upon Hindu mythology of Śakuntalā, the story concerns Nikia’s love for Solor, who
                                                                                                                        Center Room                                                        loves her in return, and Solor’s obligation to wed Gamzatti. Gamzatti murders her rival
                                                                                                                                                                                           and the inconsolable Solor envisons Nikia inviting him to join her in the Kingdom of the
                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat summary
La$t market                                            48 min., DVD       Directed by Shuchen Tan                       Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HF4055 L37 2007           A look at the pros and cons of marketing to the developing world, whose 5 billion
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443, DVD                                               inhabitants may be individually impoverished but still hold great collective wealth.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Includes a detailed look at marketing efforts by the Dutch multinational corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                           Philips in India.                              Source: Madcat Summary

Lady of Gingee: Part I                                 59 min., VHS                                                     Learning Support Services Library (259   AS2.042                   Describes a Draupadi festival in Tamilnadu (South India). The main celebrations occur in
                                                                                                                        Van Hise Hall)                                                     Melacceri, a village in what was once the Nayak kingdom of Gingee. The celebrations
                                                                                                                                                                                           open with flag-hoisting and wristlet-tying, continue with bardic recitations of the Tamil
                                                                                                                                                                                           Mahabharata (in which Draupadi is a heroine), and include Terukuttu ("village" or "street"
                                                                                                                                                                                           dramas), village hero-cult rituals (including "possession"), the construction of large effigies
                                                                                                                                                                                           representing sacrifical events from the Mahabharata, and village participation in fire-
                                                                                                                                                                                           walking.                                                     Source:

Lage jiva ghar ghar: a document on women and shelter   39 min., VHS       Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1686 On the socialization of the girl child in India and the limitations of alternative sources of
                                                                          Sciences                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                        shelter for women.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Source: Madcat Summary

Land and people of Pakistan                            2 cassettes, 173   (produced by Pakistan Television)             Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1661 Documentaries on 1) Moenjodaro 2) Travelogue of Pakistan 3) Life in stone 4) Thar 5)
                                                       min., VHS                                                        Center                                                          Chorrian 6) Green gold.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat summary
Land and ritual among the Angami Naga                  23 min., VHS       Direction and script: Kesant Tseten Lama      Memorial Library Microforms/Media        DS432 A546 L36 1998 Most parts of Nagaland are under swidden or jhum cultivation. Once blamed for causing
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443-Videoca                                         land and forest degradation, it is now being acknowledged as a sustainable practice. The
                                                                                                                                                                                        film highlights the dominant role played by women in swidden agriculture. The Naga
                                                                                                                                                                                        women have more rights than women in the Indian plains, but significant inequities
                                                                                                                                                                                        persist. The film touches upon the links between indigenous knowledge and the cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                        identity of the Angami Nagas, who are adapting their traditional religion with Christianity
                                                                                                                                                                                        that was introduced 100 years ago.                           Source:

Land of rising sun                                     22 min, DVD        Script, Vikas Wadhera ; Research, narration   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        DS485 N68 L35 2002        About the scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Various
                                                                          & direction, Monisha Oberoi                   Center Room 443, DVD                                               tribes have gathered here over the years. One of the most important of these tribes are
                                                                                                                                                                                           the Apatani, better known for their fish paddy culture. Their beautiful cane and bamboo
                                                                                                                                                                                           works are an example of their skilled craftsmanship, equally enchanting are their group
                                                                                                                                                                                           dances.                                          Source: Madcat Summary

Land rites                                             27 min., VHS       Directors, Andrew Stevenson, Joanna           Steenbock Stacks - 1st Floor             HD1251 L35 2001           The video looks at the question of security of land tenure for poor people living in
                                                                          Schwartz                                                                                                         informal settlements and how this can promote community development. Places in
                                                                                                                                                                                           Kenya, Peru, Thailand and India are shown, illustrating different ways of providing land
                                                                                                                                                                                           security.                            Source: Madcat Summary

Larger than life                                       57 min., DVD       Idea, script, direction, Helle Ryslinge       Memorial Library Microforms/Media        PN1993.5 I8 L37 2005      This program travels through the landscape of Indian cinema, providing contrasts and
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443, DVD                                               comparisons with its counterpart in the west. Interviews with Shah Rukh Kahn and
                                                                                                                                                                                           Manisha Koirala examine the pressures of Indian film acting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary

Learning bharata natyam                                56 min, VHS        Script, direction and presentation by Dr.     Memorial Library Microforms/Media        GV1796 B4 L43 1999     Noted Indian dancer-scholar Dr. Kanak Rele demonstrates Bharata Natyam dance
                                                                          Kanak Rele                                    Center Room 443-Videoca                                         techniques and training.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
Learning to read and rewrite: a document on tribal     62 min., VHS       Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1688 Discusses the reasons for the persistence of adivasi illiteracy despite the efforts of the
education in Thane District.                                              Sciences                                      Center Room 443                                                 state and welfare agencies through formalized education. Identifies the educational
                                                                                                                                                                                        components implicit in the action programs of some voluntary groups in order to make a
                                                                                                                                                                                        case for an education that places literacy in the context of cultural identity.

Legacy : the origins of civilization                   120 min, 3 DVD     Producer & director, Peter Spry-Leverton ;    MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12    CB311 L44 2003            This six part series on three videodiscs explores the influence on ancient culture on our
                                                                          Written & presented by Michael Wood           Stacks                                                             lives today. Host, Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports of India and
                                                                                                                                                                                           China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples,
                                                                                                                                                                                           the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe and the jungles of Central America searching
                                                                                                                                                                                           for the living legacies of these once great civilizations. The series traces how the
                                                                                                                                                                                           institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, such as organized religion,
                                                                                                                                                                                           bureaucratic government and international trade are still affecting the political and
                                                                                                                                                                                           cultural mindset of many parts of the world today.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Contents: Disc 1. Iraq : the cradle of civilization. India : the empire of the spirit -- Disc 2.
                                                                                                                                                                                           China : the mandate of heaven. Egypt : the habit of civilization -- Disc 3. Central America :
                                                                                                                                                                                           the burden of time. The barbarian West.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Source: Madcat Summary

Legacy of freedom movement                             26 min., DVD       Mridula Mukherjee                             Memorial Library Microforms/Media        DS479 M85 2003            Mridula Mukherjee and Mihir Desai present a lecture intersperced with visual clips of
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443, DVD                                               related events in India history. Mukherjee addresses the topic of the history of the rise of
                                                                                                                                                                                           nationalism in India. Desai addresses the topic of freedom of religion in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            From the series: In defence of our dreams

Legacy of Malthus                                      52 min., VHS       By Deepa Dhanraj                              Steenbock Stacks -1st Floor              HB863 L43 1994            Discusses Malthus’s theories of population and the causes of poverty. It contrasts the
                                                                                                                                                                                           19th century poor in Scotland with today’s poor in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary
Legacy of Prime Minister Bhutto : proceedings of an    2 cassettes, 324                                                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-943     Proceedings of a seminar on the political career of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto including film clips
International Seminar, April 2-5 Karachi               min., VHS                                                        Center                                                             and speeches by international notables.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat summary

                      Documentary Title                 Time/Format                        Creators                                    Library                       Call Number                                                 Description
Legacy of Raja Deen Dayal                             20 min., DVD       Executive director, Jai Chandiram             Memorial Library Microforms/Media        DS486 H9 L44 2007       Photographs by the court photographer of the sixth Nizam of Hyderbad; chiefly on the
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443, DVD                                             political, cultural, social, economic life of the people of his times.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary

                                                                                                                                                                                         The film explores the life and times of Raja Deen Dayal who revolutionalized photography
                                                                                                                                                                                        in India through his meticulous work. Deen Dayal was trained as an engineer. At 20, he
                                                                                                                                                                                        was chief estimator and draughtsman with the PWD, and began working with the camera.
                                                                                                                                                                                        He received the title Raja from the Nizam of Hyderabad and the royal warrant of
                                                                                                                                                                                        appointment from Queen Victoria. He set up a flourishing firm with studios at
                                                                                                                                                                                        Secunderabad which catered exclusively to women. The firm employed fifty people,
                                                                                                                                                                                        including German studio operators. He toured the countryside by bullock and rail. He
                                                                                                                                                                                        extensively photographed archaeological sites, architectural monuments, including
                                                                                                                                                                                        palaces and forts, places of worship and the landscape, and acted as the architectural
                                                                                                                                                                                        photographer for Sir Lepel Griffin, the British agent in Central India.

Lepchas of Sikkim: a vanishing tribe?                 VHS                Direction and script: Kesant Tseten Lama      Memorial Library Microforms/Media        DS432 L4 L47 1998
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443-Videoca

Life before death                                     49 min., VHS       Producer, Hildur Ferskaug, Directors,         Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HQ238 L539 1996         An examination of the yoghini system in India in which women are designated and
                                                                         Beheroze Shroff, Caroline Babayan             Center Room 443-Videoca                                          groomed from an early age for prostitution.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
Life cycle in Hinduism: birth, initiation, marriage   30 min., VHS       David M. Knipe                                Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.001.014             The important transition rites in Hinduism, their ancient origins and their survival into
                                                                                                                       (ph:608-262-8695)                                                modern India, surveyed here with regional examples from the solemn first feeding of a
                                                                                                                                                                                        baby to a colorful village wedding.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                        From the series: Exploring the religions of South Asia
Life of Buddha                                        90 min., DVD       By Martin Meissonnier                         Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BQ882 L54 2004          Biography of Prince Siddhartha Gautama and his spiritual transformation into the
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443, DVD                                             historical Buddha, the great teacher whose ideas have changed the world. Special
                                                                                                                                                                                        features include interviews with Buddhist teacher the Venerable Thich Nhat Hahn,
                                                                                                                                                                                        discussions of Buddha and Brahmanism, the Lotus Sutra, Bodh Gaya, representations of
                                                                                                                                                                                        Buddha, and architecture at the time of the Buddha.

Lines in the dust                                     30 min., VHS       Producer, Cassandra Mc Grogan ; directed      Memorial Library Microforms/Media         LC161 L56 2001         In a small village in northern Ghana, a group of men and women discuss their daily chores
                                                                         by Lucinda Broadbent                          Center Room 443-Videoca                                          with the help of a chart they’ve drawn in the dust. This village is part of a program called
                                                                                                                                                                                        Reflect, which aims to reach the 900 million illiterate adults across the world. Reflect uses
                                                                                                                                                                                        participants’ own knowledge and experience as starting points for learning. Lines in the
                                                                                                                                                                                        dust looks at this program in Ghana and India, and how it not only teaches people to read,
                                                                                                                                                                                        write, and work with numbers, the participants are also changing ideas about men’s and
                                                                                                                                                                                        women’s separate workloads, standing up for their rights, earning more money for their
                                                                                                                                                                                        families, and becoming self-assured.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary

Lines of Fire                                         62 min., VHS       Director and producer: Brian Beker            Learning Support Services Library (259   AS2.034                 Expose of the ongoing civil war in Burma, which pits its military dictatorship against the
                                                                                                                       Van Hise Hall)                                                   rural population.
Litigating disaster                                   58 min., DVD       By Ilan Ziv                                   Law Library Circulation Desk             Instructional video     The worst and deadliest chemical disaster of all time occurred in 1984 in Bhopal, India.
                                                                                                                                                                collection              Vast amounts of toxic gas leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide factory, killing
                                                                                                                                                                                        thousands of people and poisoning hundreds of thousands of others. This film documents
                                                                                                                                                                                        this tragedy and presents the legal evidence assembled against Union Carbide including
                                                                                                                                                                                        never before seen documents and exclusive interviews with former Union Carbide officers.

Living Hinduism                                       30 min., VHS       David M. Knipe                                Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.001.002             Hinduism is explored by showing villagers engaged in devotional activities and festivities
                                                                                                                       (ph:608-262-8695)                                                and the objects in nature revered in parochial folklore and custom. The role of women in
                                                                                                                                                                                        family and village structure is shown. The tantric approach is introduced as an example of
                                                                                                                                                                                        the variety of practices within Hinduism.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                        From the series: Exploring the religions of South Asia

Living Legend: Raj Kapoor                             55 min., VHS and   Director, Simi Garewal                        Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-798   Documentary about life and works of famous Indian film producer, director, and actor Raj
                                                      DVD                                                              Center Room 443-SA Video                 and                     Kapoor. Includes personal interviews with Raj Kapoor and other famous film personalities.
                                                                                                                                                                     PN1997 L5856       Hindi film excerpts subtitled in English.
                                                                                                                                                                1989                    Source: Madcat Summary
Lord of the Dance, Destroyer of Illusion              113 min.           By Richard Kohn                               Center for South Asia Outreach Video                             This film takes us to two small Buddhist monasteries in Mt. Everest region of Nepal where
                                                                                                                       Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                            Sherpas and Tibetans preserve a unique way of life and vision of the world. It focuses on
                                                                                                                                                                                        the yearly Mani-Rimdu festival and on Trulshig Rinpoche, the Tibetan Lama who directs its
                                                                                                                                                                                        performance. This festival originated in Rongphu, Tibet which was destroyed.

Lost world of Tibet: a different view                 61 min., DVD       Produced & directed by Emma Hindley           Memorial Library Microforms/Media        1 Copy Claimed as of    Through vintage amateur movies as well as archival Communist propaganda
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443, DVD                     07/06/2009              documentaries, this program turns back the clock to see what Tibet was like from the
                                                                                                                                                                                        1930s to 1950. Every ounce of information is wrung from these exclusive film segments
                                                                                                                                                                                        as historic primary source footage of Tibetans, British and Chinese officers, and the young
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dalai Lama himself recalls a world lost to memory since the Chinese Communist invasion
                                                                                                                                                                                        and occupation. Camerawork by Sir Basil Gould, a British intelligence officer of the Raj;
                                                                                                                                                                                        James Guthrie, a Scottish doctor who treated the Dalai Lama’s regent and Tibetan
                                                                                                                                                                                        nomads; Mr. Shen, a Chinese official; and China’s ETV vividly captures a previously seldom
                                                                                                                                                                                        seen ear of Tibetan history.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary

Loving Krishna                                        40 min.            Directed by Allen Moore & Akos Ostor,         Center for South Asia Outreach Video                             Loving Krishna looks at the sacred cult of Krishna in one of its local manifestations, and
                                                                         Produced by Robert Gardner & Akos Ostor       Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                            explores the continuing link between worship, arts and crafts, bazaar exchanges, and
                                                                                                                                                                                        everyday life. Describing two major festivals—the celebration of Krishna’s birth, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                        great Chariot Festival—Loving Krishna examines the central concepts of Hindu Worship:
                                                                                                                                                                                        the ritual offerings to the gods, the role of images in worship, the divine play of the gods,
                                                                                                                                                                                        and the meaning of devotion.
                                                                                                                                                                                        From the series: Pleasing God Trilogy

Magra Mewar Vikas Sanstha                             68 min., VHS       Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1687 Evaluation of efforts made by Magra Mewar Vikas Sanstha, a coordinating voluntary
                                                                         Sciences                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                        agency of village committees in Rajasthan that have taken up sustainable development of
                                                                                                                                                                                       their common property resources, in the context of on-going ecological degradation.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary

Maha Kumbha "in search of the nectar"                 48 min., DVD       (by Bappa Ray)                                Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL1239.82 K85 M34        Prayag – modern Allahabad, known as Tirtharaj, is the place of the confluence of sacred
                                                                                                                       Center                                   2001                    waters, Pilgrimage to this place is equated with three million ten thousand pilgrimages.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mahakumbha, which takes place once in 12 years, is the subject of the film. It celebrates
                                                                                                                                                                                        the occasion when millions of people took the holy dip, in search of nectar, in the year
                                                                                                                                                                                        2001. It explores the vast “Orality” of an internal agnihotra, a fiery sacrifice executed in
                                                                                                                                                                                        the human body and mind and in the cosmic theatre of the universe. The file of tapas
                                                                                                                                                                                        (penance) burns retas or soma (semen fluid) in the body of the human being, purges it of
                                                                                                                                                                                        poisonous lust and turns it into the healing nectar of energy. The process is equated with
                                                                                                                                                                                        the rotary cycle of waters, incited in the universe by the solar fire. The devotee substitutes
                                                                                                                                                                                        a new, clean self for his old, unclean self through his ablution in the Mahakumba.

Mahabharata (Part I, II, and III)                     97, 111, and 110   (directed by Peter Brook)                     Memorial Library Microforms/Media        PN1997 M2545 1989       Peter Brook's innovative contemporary adaptation of the Indian epic, with an
                                                      min., VHS                                                        Center                                                           international cast. In three parts: "The Game of Dice," "Exile in the Forest," and "The War."
                                                                                                                                                                                        IMDB site:

                  Documentary Title                        Time/Format                     Creators                                 Library                     Call Number                                                 Description
Mahabharata (Part I, II, and III, plus documentary       325 min., DVD   (directed by Peter Brook)                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media       PN1997 M2545 2002        The world of The Mahabharata is of profound storytelling power and spiritual import;
"Making the Mahabharata")                                                                                          Center                                                           within it a civilization rises, falls and is reborn.
                                                                                                                   and                                                              IMDB site:
                                                                                                                   Center for South Asia Outreach Video
                                                                                                                   Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)

Mahatma Gandhi, twentieth century prophet                45 min., VHS    Edith Martin, Writer and Producer         Learning Support Services 259 Van       AS2.045                  Follows the life of Gandhi, with emphasis on his philosophy of nonviolent
                                                                                                                   Hise (ph:608-262-8695)                                           noncooperation. Archival films show events in his life such as the great salt
                                                                                                                                                                                    march and the home-spinning movement, both important milestones in India’s
                                                                                                                                                                                     journey toward independence from Britain. "This film is not Gandhi as staged by
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hollywood. This is the real Gandhi as documented by more than 200 cameramen
                                                                                                                                                                                    in India, England, and South Africa from 1912 to 1948"
                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: Madcat summary

Mahatma Gandhi: The Great Soul Lives                     60 min.                                                   Center for South Asia Outreach Video                           This compelling program traces the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi from London, where
                                                                                                                   Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                          he first studies law; to South Africa, where he established his first ashram; to India, where
                                                                                                                                                                                  he worked tirelessly for independence.
Mahatma Gandhi’s Vision : India - a tryst with freedom   56 min., VHS    (produced by the Ministry of External     Memorial Library Microforms/Media       Video Cassette SA-1669 Government of India video about India’s role as a mediator in the Afghan war.
                                                                         Affairs, India)                           Center                                                         Source: Madcat summary

Mandala: the sacred circle of Vajrabhairava              38 min., VHS    Producer/director, Lonna Malmsheimer      Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size    BQ5125 M3 M35 1997         A look at the creation and inner meaning of the Buddhist mandala. Filmed during the
                                                                                                                   Shelving                                                         construction of the colored sand mandala of the Buddhist Vajrabhairava (the Diamond
                                                                                                                                                                                    Terrifier) by Tibetan monks of Namgyal Monastery, the Dalai Lama’s personal monastery.
                                                                                                                                                                                    It explains the meaning of the mandala and the techniques of tantra, while revealing the
                                                                                                                                                                                    artistry of the Namgyal monks. Interwoven within this presentation are excerpts from the
                                                                                                                                                                                    computer-generated three-dimensional mandala by the late Ven. Pema Losang Chögyen,
                                                                                                                                                                                    to whom the project is dedicated.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: Madcat Summary

MCC, a land tilled with blood and Manipur, nowhere to    76 min., VHS    Producer, Minnie Vaid                     Memorial Library Microforms/Media       DS480.84 L355 1996       Documentary on the activities of banned Naxalite organization operating in Bihar, the
hide                                                                                                               Center Room 443-Videoca                                          Maoist Communist Centre and on insurgency in Manipur. Land tilled with blood (35 min.)
                                                                                                                                                                                    -- Manipur, nowhere to hide (41 min.)
                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: Madcat Summary
Media, an arena for struggle                             20 min., DVD    Bipan Chandra                             Memorial Library Microforms/Media       HX393.5 C46 2003         Bipan Chandra and Rajdeep Sardesa present a lecture intersperced with visual clips of
                                                                                                                   Center Room 443, DVD                                             related events in India history. Chandra addresses the topic of the current state of
                                                                                                                                                                                    Communism in India and what needs to be done to keep it from spreading. Sardesa
                                                                                                                                                                                    speaks to the role of media and free expression in the fight against Communism.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                    From the series: In defence of our dreams

Memories of a previous life                              52 min., VHS    Produced and directed by Marcel Poulin    Memorial Library Microforms/Media       1 Copy Ordered as of     Tenzin Sherab is a young Canadian who is recognized by the Dalaî Lama as being the
                                                                                                                   Center Room 443-Videoca                 09/23/2008               reincarnation of a spiritual grand master from the turn of the century. Following
                                                                                                                                                                                    remarkable testimony by his friends, the young man recounts the years spent in the Sera
                                                                                                                                                                                    Jhe monastery in southern India, where thousands of Tibetans have been living in exile
                                                                                                                                                                                    since the occupation of their homeland by China. The film follows Tenzin Sherab in his
                                                                                                                                                                                    daily life during which, for over five years, he has been acquiring a deep knowledge of the
                                                                                                                                                                                    tenets of Buddhism and a remarkable mastery of the Tibetan art of debate. His study
                                                                                                                                                                                    cycle completed, the young man questions himself about his future and involves us in
                                                                                                                                                                                    interpreting the meaning of his unique destiny.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: Madcat Summary

Mercedes for Ashish                                      30 min., DVD    (directed by Ruchir Joshi)                Memorial Library Microforms/Media       HT147 I5 M47 2005        A cinematic document of simultaneous degradations of human space and dignity in Delhi,
                                                                                                                   Center                                                           images of how roads, walls, constructions-in-progress, ganda nalas, billboards, all in some
                                                                                                                                                                                    way attack the human body.
Micro credit for women: the story of the Grameen Bank 102 min., 2 DVD    Direction and production by Mark          Memorial Library Microforms/Media       HG3290.6 A8 W66          Describes the Grameen Bank and the small-business loans it makes to women only. It
                                                                         Aardenburg                                Center Room 443, DVD                    2006                     follows the activities of women who have taken out loans to fund their cottage industries
                                                                                                                                                                                    and take business classes. Also shown are those who oppose the bank’s efforts, which
                                                                                                                                                                                    contradicts Islamic law.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: Madcat Summary
Mime and theatre "Indian classical dance"                24 min., VHS    Produced by Malini Srirama                Memorial Library Microforms/Media       GV1693 M55 1984          Dance dramas have been a classical art form in southern India for over 2000 years. Their
                                                                                                                   Center Room 443-Videoca                                          purpose - to bring the world of the gods to the world of men. Blending mime and theater
                                                                                                                                                                                    in the classical tradition, dancer/teacher/choreographer Malini Srirama reeacts some of
                                                                                                                                                                                    these popular dance pieces in both the Bharatha Natya and Kuchipudi styles. She
                                                                                                                                                                                    introduces the nine basic human emotions and demostrates how these facial expressions
                                                                                                                                                                                    are combined with meaningful hand gestures. Colorful and entertaining, these mini
                                                                                                                                                                                    dramas also incorporate dance footage from India.

Mirasans of Punjab : born to sing                        49 min., DVD    Script and direction, Shikha Jhingan      Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility    DVD 312                  On the traditional women singers of Panjab, India who sing during auspicious and sad
                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: Madcat Summary

                                                                                                                                                                                    The film traces the unique Mirasan tradition of the Punjab dating back to pre-partition
                                                                                                                                                                                    days when Muslim women participated in life cycle celebrations, adding elements of their
                                                                                                                                                                                    own, breaking borders of religions, at the socio-cultural level. The film nostalgically
                                                                                                                                                                                    traverses this harmonious space, in which the Mirasans cry on death, bring laughter at
                                                                                                                                                                                    birth and marriage and bridge communities. Today, children of Mirasan are struggling to
                                                                                                                                                                                    survive with dwindling patronage and are moving out from family space to public space.

Miss India Georgia                                       56 min., VHS    (directed by Daniel Friedman and Sharon   College Library Women's Collection      HQ1219 M68 1997          Miss India Georgia follows four contestants during the hectic weeks lleading up to
                                                                         Grimberg)                                                                                                  Atlanta's annual South Asian beauty pageant. In discussions with their grandparents about
                                                                                                                                                                                    arranged marriages, in quarrels with their boyfriends, and in revealing conversations with
                                                                                                                                                                                    Indian and non-Indian friends, these young women disclose the complexity of their
                                                                                                                                                                                    feelings about growing up in the US as children of immigrant parents. Sometimes funny
                                                                                                                                                                                    and sometimes sad, the stories of these resilient teenagers teach us that each individual's
                                                                                                                                                                                    experience of "Americanization" is unique.
                                                                                                                                                                                    IMDB site:

Missing women : Female-Selective Abortion and            54 min., DVD    (produced Films for the Humanities and    College Library Women's Collection      HQ755.83 M57 2006        In India, Pakistan, and China, being born a girl can be an instant death sentence. This
Infanticide                                                              Sciences)                                                                                                  program—winner of the Albert Londres Prize, France’s highest award for
                                                                                                                                                                                    journalism—unflinchingly examines the cultural, economic, and political reasons for the
                                                                                                                                                                                    systematic elimination of females in Asia and considers the implications of the dramatic
                                                                                                                                                                                    demographic disruption that will likely occur as a result of this growing imbalance
                                                                                                                                                                                    between the sexes. The use of amniocentesis and ultrasound scans to identify female
                                                                                                                                                                                    fetuses for abortion is investigated, as are the practices of newborn abandonment and
                                                                                                                                                                                    infanticide by a parent or a hired baby girl killer.

                   Documentary Title                       Time/Format                     Creators                                         Library                     Call Number                                                 Description
Mithila Painters: Five Village Artists from Madhubani,   40 min., VHS                                                     Learning Support Services Library (259   AS2.032                  Focuses on five village painters: four women (including two Brahmans, a Kayastha, and a
India                                                                                                                     Van Hise Hall)                                                    low-caste Dusadh) and one man (the son of a tantric priest), living in the Mithila-speaking
                                                                                                                                                                                            region of northern Bihar and eastern Nepal. All five follow the main conventions of
                                                                                                                                                                                            Mithila painting. Yet each one has favorite themes and stories (such as the story of the
                                                                                                                                                                                            young wife whose adopted father was a cobra, or the story of a boy's murder in the
                                                                                                                                                                                            village), and each one paints them in unique, individual styles and colors. Accounts of their
                                                                                                                                                                                            lives, highlighted by samples of their paintings, illustrate how selling their paintings has
                                                                                                                                                                                            affected the lives of villagers --especially women-- in Mithila.

Modern brides (2 copies)                                 28 min., VHS    (directed by Happy Luchsinger)                   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HQ670 M63 1990z          Describes two middle-class Brahman marriages in Mysore, South India in 1983; one an
                                                                                                                          Center                                   and                      entirely traditional, arranged marriage and the other of two young people who decide to
                                                                                                                          and                                      AS2.019                  marry because they are in love. Presents the important ingredients in this culture of a
                                                                                                                          Learning Support Services Library (259                            good marriage, including the families’ reputations and the willingness of all parties to
                                                                                                                          Van Hise Hall)                                                    adjust.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat summary
Mohiniyattam                                             34 min., DVD    Script, research, and direction, Sajeev Pillai   Memorial Library Microforms/Media        1 Copy Claimed as of     Mohiniyattam, the classical female dance of Kerala, India.
                                                                                                                          Center Room 443, DVD                     07/06/2009               Source: Madcat Summary

Monkeys of Mysore: a South Indian primate society        19 min., VHS                                                     Primate Center Library Audio Visual      VT 0231 1966             Illustrates the activities and habits of the bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) within the
                                                                                                                          Collection                                                        range of the Godaveri River in India to Cape Commerin. Discusses their social system and
                                                                                                                                                                                            dominance structure and how they affect life within a troup, and child development.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Dominance is shown to be based upon gender, body and canine size, and the animal’s
                                                                                                                                                                                            ability to form alliances. Behaviors depicted include feeding in trees, foraging for insects
                                                                                                                                                                                            on the ground, play by all ages, fighting and threat, sleeping, grooming, sunning in trees,
                                                                                                                                                                                            and sexual activity within the troup. Some vocalizations may be heard.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary

Mothers of Malappuram                                    10 min., VHS    Scripted, narrated and directed by Nupur         Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HQ1236.5 I4 M68 1996 Change in the attitudes of both women's groups and the Indian Government towards
                                                                         Basu                                             Center Room 443-Videoca                                       population issues is examined in the film shot in Kerala and Kanataka and made by Indian
                                                                                                                                                                                        television journalist Nupar Basu.
Mountain risk engineering                                23 min., VHS    Concept, Surendra Srestha ; script, Noah         Memorial Library Microforms/Media        TE229.8 M68 1991     A film on the application of risk engineering for promoting environmentally sound road
                                                                         Gordon                                           Center Room 443-Videoca                                       construction in the Himalayas.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
Munni : Childhood And Art in Mithila (2 copies)          29 min., VHS    (directed by Ron Hess)                           Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HQ799 I5 M86 1993    Looks at the life of a young girl in the Indian village of Mithila. Tells how changes in roles
                                                                                                                          Center                                   and                  and attitudes have come to women there through ancient traditions of painting, but
                                                                                                                          and                                      AS2.012              Munni learns the old ways from her grandmother and the new from her aunt. Her daily
                                                                                                                          Learning Support Services Library (259                        life exhibits the values of family and cultural continuity that are her legacy.
                                                                                                                          Van Hise Hall)                                                Source: Madcat summary

Music and dance of the Baiga people of Madhya            40 min., VHS    (produced by Roderic Knight)                     Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     VIDEO CASSETTE 851       Ethnographic documentation of music and dances of the Baiga people of central India.
Pradesh, India                                                                                                                                                                              Footage of wedding festivities in two villages is followed by five dances filmed in the
                                                                                                                                                                                            village of Silpidi.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat summary
Music for a goddess                                      175 min., DVD   (produced by Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy and           Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     DVD 252                   This narrated DVD explores the sacred music, dance and rituals of devidasis and
                                                                         Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy)                                                                                              devidasas, women and men dedicated to the goddess Renuka/Yellamma. Worshipped by
                                                                                                                                                                                            millions of devotees in the border regions of southern Maharashtra, northern Karnataka,
                                                                                                                                                                                            and adjacent areas of India, this fertility goddess is best known through media
                                                                                                                                                                                            representations and social activism protesting practices linked to sexuality and
                                                                                                                                                                                            prostitution. Her musical and social traditions have parallels in the devadasi (women
                                                                                                                                                                                            dedicated to male deities) system in Tamilnadu before its reform and classicization in the
                                                                                                                                                                                            early twentieth century.
                                                                                                                                                                                            The DVD attempts to balance the typically negative representations of the tradition,
                                                                                                                                                                                            which tend to focus on controversial practices and to exclude the unique musical forms
                                                                                                                                                                                            essential to the worship of the goddess Renuka/Yellamma. “Fictive documentary”
                                                                                                                                                                                            techniques employed include the autobiographical voice of the Goddess, who reflects on
                                                                                                                                                                                            elements of her own varied histories and some of the practices of her followers, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                            voice of her son Parasuram. Virtuosic performances by women and men practitioners
                                                                                                                                                                                            (jogtas and jogappas, including transgenders) are featured in ensembles including the
                                                                                                                                                                                            chaundke, a one-stringed variable-tension ‘plucked drum’ believed to have first been
                                                                                                                                                                                            fashioned by Parasuram from a demon’s skull. These musical ritualists are necessary for
Music for meditation & healing : live in Minneapolis     130 min., DVD   Director, Jefferey Weihe ; Ganapati              Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     DVD 364                  Live in Minneapolis- USA held during Nada Prasara Yatra. during Rande Purnima
                                                                                                                                                                                            calendrical festivals shown in the video such as pilgrimageAugust 9, 2003, at Ted Mann
                                                                         Sachchidananda Swamiji                                                                                             Concert Hall of Swami Ganapati Sacchidaananda.
Music of Chitral                                         45 min., VHS    (produced by Lok Virasa)                         Memorial Library Microforms/Media        M1824 P26 M87 1991       Folk music from Chitral, in the north-west of Pakistan.Kuknus is divided into 63 melodies;
                                                                                                                          Center                                                            two categories, dani and sauz, cover all Chitrali tunes.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat summary
Musical instruments of Kacch and its neighbors           60 min., VHS    By Nazir Jairazbhoy and Amy Caitlin              Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     VIDEO CASSETTE 735       Survey of the diversity of local instruments in Kachchh and neighboring Sind, Baluchistan,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Rajasthan, and Saurashtra: flutes and other reed instruments, jews harps, drums,
                                                                                                                                                                                            including those improvised from metal basins and clay water pots, bowed and plucked
                                                                                                                                                                                            strings, etc. Some represent imports, such as the rattles and drums played by the Sidi
                                                                                                                                                                                            African Indians, and the benjo, adapted from a Japanese koto.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: Madcat Summary

Musical tradition in Banaras                             40 min., VHS    (made by Center for South Asian Studies)         Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.037                  Centered around the activities and approach to music of Panchu Maharaj, a classical
                                                                                                                                                                                            drummer and musical instructor at Banaras Hindu University. Includes late-night practice
                                                                                                                                                                                            session where Indian music is played in the casual atmosphere in which it is most
                                                                                                                                                                                            frequently heard.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat summary
My own country                                           106 min. VHS    Produced and directed by Mira Nair               LGBT Campus Center Video Coll., 2nd      PN1997 M96 2000          A small-town doctor, making the adjustment of coming from India to the rural town of
                                                                                                                          Floor Memorial Union                                              Johnson City, Tennessee, must win the acceptance and trust of his community when the
                                                                                                                                                                                            town’s first documented case of AIDS is reported. Based on a true story.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary

Naked in ashes                                           103 min., DVD   Directed, produced & written by Paula            Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL1241.57 N35 2005   The bearers of a 7,000 year old legacy, the yogis give up everything to seek self-
                                                                         Fouce                                            Center Room 443, DVD                                          realization. A young boy undergoes a secret initiation. On pilgrimage through the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Himalayas, he journeys to the holiest festival on earth.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night (2 copies)                 27 min., DVD    A film by Sonali Gulati                          Center for South Asia Outreach Video     HF5415.1265 N35 2005 Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night is a documentary on outsourcing of American jobs to India.
                                                                                                                          Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                         Told from the perspective of an Indian living in the U.S., the film journeys into India's call
                                                                                                                          and                                                           centers, where telemarketers acquire American names and accents to service the
                                                                                                                          Memorial Library Microforms/Media                             telephone-support industry of the U.S. The film incorporates animation, live action, and
                                                                                                                          Center Room 443, DVD                                          archival footage to explore the complexities of globalization, capitalism, and identity.

                  Documentary Title                          Time/Format                       Creators                                    Library                      Call Number                                                 Description
Narmada Diary                                              60 min., VHS      By Anand Patwardhan and Simantini Dhuru       Memorial Library Microforms/Media       HD1698 I42 N376 1995 The Sadar Sarover Dam in western India, the lynch-pin of a mammouth development
                                                                                                                           Center Room 443-Videoca                                        project on the river Narmada's banks, has been criticized as uneconomical and unjust. It
                                                                                                                                                                                          will benefit prosperous urbanites at a cost borne by the rural poor. When completed, the
                                                                                                                                                                                          dam will drown 37,000 hectares of fertile land, displace over 200,000 adivasi -- the area's
                                                                                                                                                                                          indigenous people -- and cost up to 400 billion rupees. Ecological, cultural, and human
                                                                                                                                                                                          costs -- as often is the case with 'mega' projects -- have never been estimated. A
                                                                                                                                                                                          NARMADA DIARY introduces the Narmada Bachao Andolan (the Save Armada
                                                                                                                                                                                          Movement) which has spearheaded the agitation against the dam. As government
                                                                                                                                                                                          resettlement programs prove inadequate, the Narmada Bachao Andolan has emerged as
                                                                                                                                                                                          one of the most dynamic struggles in India today. With non-violent protests and a
                                                                                                                                                                                          determination to drown rather than to leave their homes and land, the people of the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Narmada valley have become symbols of a global struggle against unjust development.
                                                                                                                                                                                          But the dam building continues. If its height is not checked, the entire Adivasi region of the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Narmada will drown. In the name of progress, a relatively self-sufficient, egalitarian and
                                                                                                                                                                                          environmentally sound economy and culture will be destroyed and a proud people
                                                                                                                                                                                          reduced to the status of refugees and slum dwellers." "Efforts by environmentalists and
Nation on the march                                        31 min., VHS                                                    Memorial Library Microforms/Media                              Economic development halt construction of a dam
                                                                                                                                                                   Video Cassette SA-1668 other activists in India toin India after independence.on the Narmada River are
                                                                                                                           Center Room 443-SA Video                                       Source: Madcat Summary

Nature’s pharmacy at risk                                  30 min., VHS       Produced by the Economic Development         Wendt Library Book Stacks               SB293 N37 1998           Explores the world of traditional plant-based medicine, from the medical care and
                                                                             Institute                                                                                                      spiritual rituals of Nigerian healers to the ancient therapies of practitioners in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Examines how assaults on the environment are destroying the plants needed to practice
                                                                                                                                                                                            the ancient art as well as modern medical needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary

Navakalevara - The New Embodiment                          49 min., DVD      (directed by Prithwiraj Misra)                Memorial Library Microforms/Media       BL1225 J32 N38 1997      Icons of Lord Jagannath and his companions in Jagannath Temple of Puri in orissa are
                                                                                                                           Center                                                           made of Neem wood. Ritualistically, these icons are made after an interval of 12/19
                                                                                                                                                                                            years. This event is called Navakalevara or the new embodiment. This film is a rare
                                                                                                                                                                                            documentation of this event, done on 29th March 1996, 65 days before the full moon day
                                                                                                                                                                                            of Jaistha or the day better known as Snan Purnima. This ancient event revolves around
                                                                                                                                                                                            Banajaga Yatra, the journey undertaken in search of the sacred log.

Nee Engey 'Where Are You'                                  153 min           Director, R.V. Ramani                         Center for South Asia Outreach Video                             In search of people who once staged shadow plays across South India, we find that the
                                                                                                                           Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                            craft survives and the songs live on. However, now performers dance to film soundtracks,
                                                                                                                                                                                            the main business shifts to selling accessories and modern skits are added to the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ramayana shadow puppets. But still the thrill when the light comes on behind the white
                                                                                                                                                                                            cloth remains unchanged.
Nehru – Gandhi Dynasty                                     180 min.                                                        Center for South Asia Outreach Video                             Here is the fascinating and often tragic story of the Nehru and Gandhi families and their
                                                                                                                           Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                            quest to lead India to peace and prosperity. On August 14, 1947, India won independence
                                                                                                                                                                                            after 200 years of British rule due to the tireless work and sacrifice of three Hindu
                                                                                                                                                                                            nationalists. Mahatma Gandhi was the spiritual leader; Jawaharial Nehru, son of Motilal
                                                                                                                                                                                            Nehru was elected to political monarch. The next two generations of Nehrus, Indira and
                                                                                                                                                                                            her two sons, continued the reign until 1991, when son Rajiv was assassinated by
                                                                                                                                                                                            terrorists. This in-depth, insightful program chronicles the dynasty established by the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Nehrus and their long lasting influence on one of the largest and most populous countries
                                                                                                                                                                                            in the world.

Never again?: genocide since the Holocaust                 57 min., DVD      Produced and directed by Robert J. Emery      Memorial Library Microforms/Media       HV6322.7 N48 2002        After the atrocities of World War II, the cry of conscience was ’never again!’ As this
                                                                                                                           Center Room 443, DVD                                             program demonstrates, that bitterly learned injunction went unheeded throughout much
                                                                                                                                                                                            of the world. The chronicle of genocide continues with a look at Mao’s purges in China,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Cambodia under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, the Arab/Israeli conflict, border wars in Pakistan
                                                                                                                                                                                            and Bangladesh, and killing in Central America.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary

New Americans                                              400 min., VHS     Executive producers, Steve James, Gordon      MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12   HM843 N49 2003           Depicts the journeys of five families from their homes in the Dominican Republic, Nigeria,
                                                                             Quinn                                         Stacks                                                           the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Mexico and India to new lives in the United States.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary

New Empire                                                 35 min            Directed by Kurush Canteenwala                Center for South Asia Outreach Video                             New Empire is a visually impressionistic, non-fiction film that attempts to chronicle a
                                                                                                                           Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                            personal encounter with neo-colonialism and the accompanying loss of away of urban
                                                                                                                                                                                            being. The encounter is set around the memory of an Irani restaurant in Bombay, "New
                                                                                                                                                                                            Empire Restaurant and Bakery." The restaurant is now a McDonald's outlet. This films is
                                                                                                                                                                                            constructed through images employing the different textural qualities of both Super 8 and
                                                                                                                                                                                            16 mm film. A formal simplicity is the pronounced governing aesthetic and is indicative of
                                                                                                                                                                                            the personal nature of the document, and as a resistance to acceptable standards of
                                                                                                                                                                                            marketable imagery.

Newstrack videorecording : the newsmagazine                VHS                                                             Memorial Library Microforms/Media       Video Cassette SA-31     Issue 1 includes: Interview with V.P.Singh, Shashi Kapoor, Indu Arora. Also includes sports,
                                                                                                                           Center Room 443-SA Video                Library Has:             fashions and film reviews.
                                                                                                                                                                      (1988:Sept. - 1993)   Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                   (1994:Jan. - :April)
                                                                                                                                                                   (1994:June - :Sept.)

No more tears sister : anatomy of hope and betrayal (2     54 min., DVD      (directed by Sharika Thirangama)              Memorial Library Microforms/Media       DS489.86 T5 N6 2005      A story of love, revolution, and betrayal, No More Tears Sister explores the price of truth
copies)                                                                                                                    Center                                                           in times of war. Set during the violent ethnic conflict that has enveloped Sri Lanka over
                                                                                                                           and                                                              decades, the documentary recreates the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human
                                                                                                                           Center for South Asia Outreach Video                             rights activist, Dr. Rajani Thiranagama. Mother, anatomy professor, and symbol of hope,
                                                                                                                           Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                            Rajani was assassinated at the age of thirty-five. Stunningly photographed, using rare
                                                                                                                                                                                            archival footage, intimate correspondence and poetic recreations, the story of Rajani and
                                                                                                                                                                                            her family delves into rarely explored themes - revolutionary women and their dangerous
                                                                                                                                                                                            pursuit of justice.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Film site:

Nritya Bharati                                             102 min., VHS     Producer, Kanak Rele; director, Uday          Memorial Library Microforms/Media       Video Cassette SA-1612 Description of the traditional basis for Indian classical dances and the seven classical
                                                                             Shankar Pani                                  Center Room 443-SA Video                                       dance styles.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary

Nuclear war between India & Pakistan                       28 min., VHS      (produced by Gene R. La Rocque)               Memorial Library Microforms/Media       UA840 N837 1998          This video discusses the underlying factors that caused India and Pakistan to join the
                                                                                                                           Center                                                           nuclear power club. It describes why a war is possible between these nations and how it
                                                                                                                                                                                            might start. Finally, it discusses actions that could be taken to prevent such a war.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat summary

Observer News Channel election special                     356 min., 4 VHS                                                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media       Video Cassette SA-1072 Special programs (6?) on the 1991 Indian elections coverage and some current cultural
                                                                                                                           Center Room 443-SA Video                                       events.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary
Occupation: Millworker                                     20 min.           By Anand Patwardhan                           Center for South Asia Outreach Video                           Textile mills once were the backbones of Bombay's economy, and their laborers provided
                                                                                                                           Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                          the city its working class culture. Today, foreign investment and rising real-estate prices
                                                                                                                                                                                          have made selling mill lands more profitable than running them. Mill 'sickness' is now an
                                                                                                                                                                                          epidemic. OCCUPATION: MILLWORKER records the courageous action of workers who,
                                                                                                                                                                                          after a four-year lockout, forcibly occupied The New Great Eastern Mill

Odhni: a collective exploration of ourselves, our bodies   24 min., VHS      Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media       Video Cassette SA-1695 A discussion by Indian women of different ages, backgrounds, and life experiences
                                                                             Sciences                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                       concerning what they have in common and the social and political empowerment of
                                                                                                                                                                                          women in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary

                   Documentary Title                 Time/Format                     Creators                                       Library                       Call Number                                                  Description
On the brink                                       57 min., VHS    Director/writer, Hal Weiner                     Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise    ID2.127                  This film "explores a growing national security threat throughout the world: how
                                                                                                                  (ph:608-262-8695)                                                   environmental pressures can lead to violence, terrorism and regional conflict. Travel to
                                                                                                                                                                                      areas where environmental degradation and unsustainable development practices have
                                                                                                                                                                                      had negative impacts on the quality of life for millions of people"--Container. Journeys to
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bangladesh, South Africa, Peru, Haiti, Mexican/U.S. border.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                      From the series: Journey to planet Earth

On the road with the red god Machhendranath        52 min., DVD    Produced, directed and written by Kesang       Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BQ396 K37 O6 2006        Captures the complex human elements behind the wheeled chariot festival of the deity
                                                                   Tseten                                         Center Room 443, DVD                                                Rato Machhendranath of the Kathmadu Valley, one of Asia’s greatest ancient religious
                                                                                                                                                                                      festivals. Instead of exotic idealised depictions of tradition, the film portrays the gritty
                                                                                                                                                                                      reality of the festival where conflict or solidarity can prevail, mapping the dynamic
                                                                                                                                                                                      interplay between tradition and modernity.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary

On wings of fire                                   98 min., VHS    Producer, Meherji K. Madan; director,          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1611 History, culture and development of Zoroastrianism.
                                                                   Cyrus Bharacha                                 Center Room 443-SA Video                                          Source: Madcat Summary

One city, two worlds: a film on Bombay             24 min., DVD    Directed by Zafar Hai                          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HT169 I52 B65 2000       A look at the modern city of Bombay, divided into a permanent city of solid structures for
                                                                                                                  Center Room 443, DVD                                                wealthy individuals and companies, and a "kinetic" or "bazaar" city of flimsy structures
                                                                                                                                                                                      where most of the population lives. The history of the city is reviewed from the
                                                                                                                                                                                      standpoint of urban planning and the challenges facing the city in the years ahead are
                                                                                                                                                                                      discussed by architects and planners.                   Source: Madcat Summary

One hundred years of drought                       21 min., VHS     Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          SA-1689                  Examines the causes of recurrent drought in Maharashtra; demonstrates the extent to
                                                                   Sciences                                       Center Room 443-SA Video                                            which drought is a man-made phenomenon, including a review of the impact of colonial
                                                                                                                                                                                      rule and the famine policy.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary
One night in Bhopal                                60 min., DVD    Produced and directed by Steven Condie,        Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HD7269 C452 I5285        The world knows too little about what happened in the Indian city of Bhopal on December
                                                                   Written by Avie Luthra, Steven Condie          Center Room 443, DVD                       2005                     3, 1984. This program provides a chilling reconstruction of the Union Carbide methyl
                                                                                                                                                                                      isocyanate disaster and details its horrific and protracted consequences.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary

Oral tradition of the Vedas                        153 min., DVD    Producer & director, R. Bharathadri           Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility       DVD 313                  IGNCA made this film on the “Oral tradition of Vedas” for the Ministry of Culture,
                                                                                                                                                                                      Government of India for presentation to the UNESCO. The film alludes to the Jaiminiya
                                                                                                                                                                                      Shakha, Ranayaniya Shakha of Samaveda and Saunaka and Paippalada Shakha of Atharva
                                                                                                                                                                                      Veda, followed in Trichur of Kerala, Gokarna and Honnavar of Karnataka, Trichy of Tamil
                                                                                                                                                                                      Nadu, Sholapur of Maharashtra, and Puri and Balasore of Orissa. It unveils the unique
                                                                                                                                                                                      recitative methodology of memorizing the vast Vedic corpus, adopted by ancient seers, to
                                                                                                                                                                                      ensure its transmission without distortion by Vedapathins. It highlights the reiterative
                                                                                                                                                                                      utterance of the words Jatapatha and Ghanapatha, chanted in forward, backward and
                                                                                                                                                                                      circuitous manner, and the mnemonic devices of training the young mind in sound
                                                                                                                                                                                      patterns. The roving camera takes one through various Gurukuls in peninsular India,
                                                                                                                                                                                      where the traditions survive in isolation.

Osho Rajneesh                                      53 min., VHS                                                   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-816    Meeting of the Osho White Robe Brotherhood 20.9.89 7pm
                                                                                                                  Center Room 443-SA Video                                            Source: Madcat Summary

Painted ballad of India                            27 min., VHS    (directed by Deben Bhattacharya)               Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility       VIDEO CASSETTE 198       Shows painters working on horizontal and vertical scrolls, following the singer/painter as
                                                                                                                                                                                      he presents the tale depicted on the scroll.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat summary
Painted epics of Kerala                            30 min., DVD    Script & direction, R. Sarath                  Art Library Audiovisual Collection (non-   ND2828 K47 P36 2007      The film explores the vanishing ritualistic and artistic heritage of the frescos of Kerala
                                                                                                                  circulating)                                                        temples. It highlights the ritual austerities, performed by artists, while creating those
                                                                                                                                                                                      sacred murals; touches upon “Dhuli Chitra” created out of five natural colours names
                                                                                                                                                                                      white, black, yellow, red and green; and, explores the various mythological storylines in
                                                                                                                                                                                      varied colour temperatures. It looks at the integration of painted two-dimensional and
                                                                                                                                                                                      three dimensional, sculpted and architectural surfaces.

                                                                                                                                                                                       Director is with the public relations department of the State Government. "Outside the
                                                                                                                                                                                      State, there is much curiousity about Kerala and its art forms but this film is for Keralites.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Muals are our treasure but we might lose it completely due to our ignorance and neglect.
                                                                                                                                                                                      The murals at the Vadakkumnathan temple at at Pandalam are an example." The
                                                                                                                                                                                      "Painted Epics of Kerala" takes the viewer on a spiritual journey along the Triprayar
                                                                                                                                                                                      temple, Vadakkumnathan temple, Ayyappankavu in Panjal, Kottakal temple, Peruvanam
                                                                                                                                                                                      Siva temple, the Mattancherry Palace, Krishnapuram Palace, Padmanabhapuram Palace,
                                                                                                                                                                                      Kilimanoor Palace, Pandavath Sastha temple, Ettumanoor, the Panayanarkavu in Mannar
                                                                                                                                                                                      and the Pundareekapuram Vishnu temple.
Pakistan: Between Chaitralis and Pathans           51 min.                                                        Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                Situated in western Asia, Pakistan occupies a region of political and economic tension.
                                                                                                                  Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               This program looks at Pakistan’s complex relations with Iran, India, and the United States
                                                                                                                                                                                      and the contributions of its multicultural population. The influences of Punjabi and
                                                                                                                                                                                      Pathan, Sindhi and Baluchi, and Ismaili and Buddhist are all captured, set against the
                                                                                                                                                                                      background of life both in cities and in rural communities. The region’s heritage as the
                                                                                                                                                                                      seat of the Indus Valley civilization is also explored.

Pakistan: living with geography                    15 min., VHS    Edward Dixon, project coordinator              Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS377 P355 1992          Intended for use in secondary and high schools, this introduction to Pakistan contains well-
                                                                                                                  Center Room 443-Videoca                                             chosen and accurate information about daily life in various geographical areas, omitting
                                                                                                                                                                                      the Sind. Based on slides rather than live footage.
Palace restored: the conservation of the Hanuman   VHS                                                            Learning Support Services Library (259     AS2.033
Dhoka Royal Palace                                                                                                Van Hise Hall)
Pandemic: Facing AIDS                                              Directed by Rory Kennedy                       Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                Pandemic: Facing AIDS follows five stories of people living with AIDS in countries around
                                                                                                                  Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               the world, revealing the heartaches and triumphs of coping with a stigma and effects of
                                                                                                                                                                                      the devastating disease. Showing how AIDS tests people in unexpected ways, the series
                                                                                                                                                                                      chronicles the minor miracles that occur in the face of doom. Treatment, prevention,
                                                                                                                                                                                      education, mother-to-child transmission, the stigma of AIDS, and harm reduction are
                                                                                                                                                                                      among the issues explored in the series, as well as the many obstacles and opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                      faced by the individuals in the film. The five countries profiled in Pandemic: Facing AIDS
                                                                                                                                                                                      represent a cross-section of cultures and attitudes regarding HIV/AIDS. In India, a truck
                                                                                                                                                                                      driver and his pregnant wife, both HIV-positive, take every precaution to prevent HIV
                                                                                                                                                                                      transmission to their baby.                                                    Source:

Pani Panchayat: alternatives in development        47 min., VHS    Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social    Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1700 Documents a water co-operative movement of small farmers in drought prone Taluka of
                                                                   Sciences                                       Center Room 443                                                   Maharashtra. In part I the co-operative movement in Pani Panchayat is juxtaposed with
                                                                                                                                                                                    the state’s promotion of large irrigation projects while Part II appraises the effectiveness
                                                                                                                                                                                    of water supply efforts at Pani Panchayat as an alternative model.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: Madcat summary

Pañjābī loka saṅgīta wirāsata                      49 min., DVD    Direction, Gurcharan Singh ; producer          Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility       DVD 394                  Traditional Punjabi folk music.
                                                                   Parambakhshish                                                                                                     Source: Madcat Summary
Partition                                          78 min.         By Ken Mc Mullen                               Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                Based on Urdu writer's Saadat Hussan Manto's story about the partition of India and
                                                                                                                  Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               Pakistan. McMullen's film focuses on the historical footnote that inmates of lunatic
                                                                                                                                                                                      asylums, like prisoners were transferred to Pakistan and Hindu and Sikh lunatics in
                                                                                                                                                                                      Pakistan asylums were sent to India. McMullen and co-writer Tariq Ali's adaptation is
                                                                                                                                                                                      ambitious; the asylum becomes a reverse mirror for the seeming order of the political
                                                                                                                                                                                      order, and the same actors, for emphasis play both the lunatics and the rulers.

                  Documentary Title                      Time/Format                     Creators                                     Library                        Call Number                                                 Description
Perspectives on mental health                          65 min., VHS    Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1699 Traces the history of mental health services in India and the changing paradigms of
                                                                       Sciences                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                          mental illness, treatment, and rehabilitation, underlying these interventions. The models
                                                                                                                                                                                       and approaches adopted by various institutions are explored, in the light of the need for
                                                                                                                                                                                       low-cost, appropriate and accessible alterntives in the Indian context.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Madcat Summary

Photo wallahs : an encounter with photography in       60 min., VHS    (produced by David & Judith MacDougall)       Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     FL1.158                  The film focuses on the photographers of Mussoorie, a hill station in the Himalayan
Mussoorie, a north Indian hill station                                                                                                                                                   foothills of northern India whose fame has attracted tourists since the 19th century.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Through a rich mixture of scenes that includes the photographers at work, their clients,
                                                                                                                                                                                         and both old and new photographs, this film examines photography as art and as social
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat summary
Pilgrimage to Pittsburgh (2 copies)                    25 min., VHS    (directed by Ron Hess)                        Memorial Library Microforms/Media          F159 P69 E2 1999         Documentary film of the Hindu community at the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Pittsburgh.
                                                                                                                     Center Room                                and                      In 1986 the community celebrated the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the
                                                                                                                     and                                        AS2.040                  temple. Thousands of Indians from other U.S. cities traveled to Pittsburgh to participate in
                                                                                                                     Learning Support Services Library (259                              the celebration. Activities at the temple foster an understanding of the Hindu religion and
                                                                                                                     Van Hise Hall)                                                      the Indian culture and lifestyle.

Plight of Tibet and the Dalai Lama: interviews with    53 min., VHS    Devised, directed and produced by John B.     College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   HV640.5 T5 P56 1999      Discusses suppression by China during the occupation of Tibet, and shows two different
Tibetan refugees                                                       Murray                                        West, Rm 1191                                                       responses of Tibetan refugees. The Dalai Lama explains his philosophy of non-violent
                                                                                                                                                                                         opposition. Lhasang Tsering, past president of the Tibetan Youth Congress advises that the
                                                                                                                                                                                         TYC is prepared to use any means, including violence, to reclaim the Tibetan homeland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary

Poetic fantasia: the ankia naat                        31 min., DVD    Script & direction, Ashoke Guppto. ;          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          PN2885 A8 P64 2002       Features the production and performance of a folk dance drama at the Kamla Bari Satra
                                                                       producer, Surendra Kaul                       Center Room 443, DVD                                                in Majoli, Assam, India. Ankiya naat are one-act plays interspersed with Sanskrit verses.
                                                                                                                                                                                         They were composed for common people in simple language. A close link with Sanskrit
                                                                                                                                                                                         theater can be seen. The conventional Purvaranga , the preliminaries comprising the
                                                                                                                                                                                         "Nandi", the "Prastavana" ,etc. can be seen in this film. Also gives a historical background
                                                                                                                                                                                         of the plays, with the credit of bringing the "Ankiya naat" concept into the fold of
                                                                                                                                                                                         theatrical arts by Shankaradeva in the 16th century. Source: Madcat Summary

Poetry on walls : terracotta temples, Bishnupur        22 min., DVD    (directed by Jahar Kanungo)                   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BL1243.76 B58 P64        The terracotta temples of Vishnupur occupy an important position in the history of
                                                                                                                     Center                                     2002                     architecture of Bengal. The temples were constructed by the Mulla dynasty of Vishnupur
                                                                                                                                                                                         in about 17th century A.D. The shapes of the temples is said to be influenced by the rural
                                                                                                                                                                                         thatched roof huts of Bengal that have a beautiful carved form sloping on both sides. The
                                                                                                                                                                                         temples are also unique as they are made of bricks decorated with terracotta panels. The
                                                                                                                                                                                         clay plates are carved with legends and stories of Krishna and Ramayana, etc.

Portrait of a Young Hindu (Brahmin) Widow: Tradition   VHS                                                           Learning Support Services Library (259     AS2.008
and Change                                                                                                           Van Hise Hall)
Portraits of a lane: a short film on Khotachiwadi      20 min., DVD    Directed by Sadaf Siddique                    Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HT384 I4 P67 2004        This film portrays a group of young residents of Khotachiwadi village, a heritage precinct
                                                                                                                     Center Room 443, DVD                                                in South Mumbai, who converse with elderly residents who have lived in the
                                                                                                                                                                                         neighbourhood and witnessed its changes. Through intergenerational exchanges of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Khotachiwadi residents, we learn about the wadi’s composite cultures and
                                                                                                                                                                                         transformations. This film was produced as a part of the Khotachiwadi Project under the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Neighbourhood Project 2003-2004 and was funded by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region -
                                                                                                                                                                                         Heritage Conservation Society.

Power of place : world regional geography : Unit 10.   60 min., VHS    (produced by Cambridge Studies)               College Library Main Collection            G128 P69 1996            A PBS television course and video resource that examines the dynamic geographic forces
South Asia: aspiring India                                                                                                                                                               currently shaping our world.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat summary

Pramila and Parvati                                    35 min., VHS    Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media           Video Cassette SA-1694 Explores perceptions of two visually disabled women in India who speak of their
                                                                       Sciences                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                           experiences of childhood, getting an education, finding employment, marriage and the
                                                                                                                                                                                        challenges of parenting their sighted children. Also outlines the children’s perception of
                                                                                                                                                                                        blindness and their aspirations for the future.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
Prerna: the community health worker and mental         69 min., VHS    Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media           Video Cassette SA-1696 Profiles a health worker in India who, in the course of her regular community visits, helps
retardation                                                            Sciences                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                           in the detection of mental retardation. The slide show in the film traces the process of
                                                                                                                                                                                        genetic counseling, through case studies of Down’s Syndrome, stressing the importance of
                                                                                                                                                                                        early intervention and rehabilitation. It is designed to provide basic information on
                                                                                                                                                                                        genetic counseling with specific reference to Down’s syndrome for health workers and the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
Puja : expressions of Hindu devotion (3 copies)        29 min., VHS    (By the Smithsonian Institute)                College Library Reserve Collection, 1st Fl. BL1226.12 P8 1996       Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion introduces viewers to one of the basic elements of
                                                                                                                     Center                                                             Hinduism, the world’s third largest religion. In the Puja, Hindus honor gods and goddesses
                                                                                                                     and                                                                through rituals focusing on objects – whether an elaborate sculpture of the deity or just a
                                                                                                                     Center for South Asia Outreach Video                               stone – that are believed to be filled with the divine beings spirit. Viewers will hear
                                                                                                                     Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                              American Hindus discussing a Puja and what it means to them and will watch as devotees
                                                                                                                     and                                                                worship deities and offer food, water and flowers, seeking to make a spiritual connection
                                                                                                                     Memorial Library Microforms/Media                                  with the gods.
                                                                                                                     Center Room 443-Videoca                                            This tape includes three video segments, opening with a narration and open captioned
                                                                                                                                                                                        version. The second segment presents a woman worshiping a household shrine, while the
                                                                                                                                                                                        third segment shows people conducting Puja at an outdoor shrine to the goddess Chandi
                                                                                                                                                                                        in the Puri district of Orissa, India.

                                                                                                                                                                                       "What are the basic beliefs of Hinduism? How do Hindus worship? These and many other
                                                                                                                                                                                       questions are explored in this new packet. The accompanying video examines where,
                                                                                                                                                                                       when, and why Hindus worship and includes interviews with American Hindus. Interviews
                                                                                                                                                                                       with Hindu teenagers living in the Washington area provide students with a contemporary
Punarvasan: a document on reconstruction in post-      59 min., VHS    Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media                                 A film shot religion. October 1993 and December
                                                                                                                                                                Video Cassette SA-1697 view of the between Source: 1994, critically examining various
earthquake Marathwada                                                  Sciences                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                          aspects of the reconstruction program in the Latur and Osmanabad Districts of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Maharashtra, following the earthquake of September 30, 1993. Part I traces the first
                                                                                                                                                                                       stage of reconstruction where donor-sponsored housing relocation schemes were
                                                                                                                                                                                       undertaken including the decision to relocate 52 villages, the lay-out and design of the
                                                                                                                                                                                       settlements and the building technologies adopted. Part II looks at the peoples’
                                                                                                                                                                                       participation in the reconstruction program. It presents various experiments involving the
                                                                                                                                                                                       use of low-cost indigenous materials, local participation in settlement design, training of
                                                                                                                                                                                       local artisans, demonstration of retrofitting techniques and information-education
                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary

Pure Chutney                                           42min.          Directed by Sanjeev Chatterjee                Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                Pure Chutney is an exploration of the delicious - and even difficult - mix of Trinidadian-
                                                                                                                     Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               Indian culture. The film takes up as its theme the undeniable hybridity of postcolonial
                                                                                                                                                                                         societies, and celebrates in some measure the events and accidents of history that
                                                                                                                                                                                         constitute the Indian diaspora. This video portrays interactions with various Trinidadian-
                                                                                                                                                                                         Indians, and takes as its point of departure their reflections on what someone in the film
                                                                                                                                                                                         calls "our preoccupation with India". The camera and the narrative take the point of view
                                                                                                                                                                                         of a U.S.-based Indian writer and photographer traveling in Trinidad. This video-essay
                                                                                                                                                                                         appears at a critical time: in India, where right-wing appeals to religious purity are
                                                                                                                                                                                         signaling a period of grave crisis for assorted minorities and women; and in the West,
                                                                                                                                                                                         where the growing presence of a diasporic Indian population in, for example, the U.S.,
                                                                                                                                                                                         Canada and the U.K. calls for a sophisticated and complex engagement with the question
                                                                                                                                                                                         of Indian identities and difference. Source:

                 Documentary Title                        Time/Format                       Creators                                    Library                    Call Number                                                Description
Pūrva uttara = Past forward                            180 min, 2 VHS    conceptualized by Vidya Dehejia ; script,    Memorial Library Microforms/Media        DS418 P87 1998         In eight short films, monuments and historic sites are examined by art historians in a
                                                                         Valerie M. Sheperd                           Center Room 443-Videoca                                         thought-provoking manner described as "Art and the history of ideas".
                                                                                                                                                                                      Contents: pt. 1 Visions of paradise, the Taj Mahal / directed and narrated by Zafar Hai;
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mamallapuram, a riddle in the sanda ; Vijayanagara, where kings and Gods meet /
                                                                                                                                                                                      directed and narrated by Shyam Benegal; Rome of the tropics, Goa / directed and
                                                                                                                                                                                      narrated by Zafar Hai -- pt. 2. Konark, Chariot of the Sun / directed and narrated by Shyam
                                                                                                                                                                                      Benegal ; Immortal capital, the many cities of Delhi ; A world apart, Princely Mewar /
                                                                                                                                                                                      directed and narrated by Zafar Hai ; Sanchi, monument of the people / directed and
                                                                                                                                                                                      narrated by Shyam Benegal.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary

Pūrva uttara = past forward                            200 min., 4 DVD   conceptualized by Vidya Dehejia ; script,    Memorial Library Microforms/Media        DS418 P87 2005         Explores the historic architecture of India.
                                                                         Valerie M. Sheperd                           Center Room 443, DVD                                            Contents: v. 1. Sanchi, monument of the people / directed and narrated by Shyam
                                                                                                                                                                                      Benegal ; Konark, Chariot of the Sun / directed and narrated by Shyam Benega. -- v. 2.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mamallapuram, a riddle in the sands ; Vijayanagara, where kings and Gods meet /
                                                                                                                                                                                      directed and narrated by Shyam Benegal. -- v. 3. Immortal capital, the many cities of Delhi
                                                                                                                                                                                      ; Visions of paradise, the Taj Mahal / directed and narrated by Zafar Hai. -- v. 4. A world
                                                                                                                                                                                      apart, Princely Mewar / directed and narrated by Zafar Hai ; Rome of the tropics, Goa /
                                                                                                                                                                                      directed and narrated by Zafar Hai
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary

Raag time                                              140 min., VHS     (directed by Adnan Sami Khan)                Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-1125 Music video produced, composed, directed and performed by Adnan Sami Khan.
                                                                                                                      Center                                                          Source: Madcat summary

Rabindranath Tagore                                    VHS                                                            Learning Support Services Library (259   AS2.026
                                                                                                                      Van Hise Hall)
Ramlila - The Traditional Performance of Ramayana      117 min., DVD     (produced by R. Bharathabadri)               Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL1139.25 R365 2007     Ramayana is the oldest Indian epic, encompassing 24,000 lyrical verses, and remains the
                                                                                                                      Center                                                          corner stone of Indian spiritual traditions.The IGNCA has made this documentary for the
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ministry of Culture, Government of India for presentation to the UNESCO, which has
                                                                                                                                                                                      designated Ramlila as a Masterpiece of oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The film
                                                                                                                                                                                      highlights the Ramlila of Ramnagar, apart from Ramlila traditions of Avadh, Braj and
                                                                                                                                                                                      Madhubani. The film explores the mythological and linguistic nuances of Ramlila at
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ayodhya as a blend of Braja, Madhubani region and Avadh dialects. It presents the
                                                                                                                                                                                      dynamics of dramatized orality to showcase India’s Intangible Heritage.
                                                                                                                                                                                      From the Series: World’s intangible heritage

Ravi Shankar: the man and his music                    60 min., VHS                                                   Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     VIDEO CASSETTE 369     This loving portrait of Ravi Shankar shows us the totality of Shankar's art, the inner peace
                                                                                                                                                                                      from which the fiery dexterity emerges, the philosophy that underlies the shape of raga,
                                                                                                                                                                                      and the characteristics of the sitar, tabla, santur, sarod, and sarangi. We see and hear him
                                                                                                                                                                                      play and talk: in Europe and America, with Yehudi Menuhin, Zubin Mehta, Jean-Pierre
                                                                                                                                                                                      Rampal, and George Harrison, and at home, in India, with his students and his wife.

Reconstructing commmunities                            51 min, DVD       Editing & direction, Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Memorial Library Microforms/Media       HC440 E44 R436 2002    Critical exploration of the limitations of the community participation in 52 villages that
                                                                         Jayasankar                                    Center Room 443, DVD                                           were relocated under the aegis of the Maharashtra Earthquake Emergency Rehabilitation
                                                                                                                                                                                      Programme (MEERP), soon after the devastating earthquake that hit Latur and
                                                                                                                                                                                      Osmanabad districts of Maharashtra on 30th September 1993.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat Summary

Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche                      62 min., VHS      Directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam     Center for South Asia Outreach Video                            Choenzey is a 47-year-old monk living in a Tibetan refugee monastery in South India. His
                                                                                                                      Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                           spiritual master, Khensur Rinpoche, a revered high lama, has been dead for four years.
                                                                                                                                                                                      According to Tibetan belief, he will soon be reincarnated. It is Choenzey's responsibility, as
                                                                                                                                                                                      his closest disciple, to find the reincarnation and to look after him. The film follows
                                                                                                                                                                                      Choenzey's search and his eventual discovery of an impish but gentle 4-year-old boy who
                                                                                                                                                                                      is recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan State Oracle to be the
                                                                                                                                                                                      reincarnation. Without sentimentality, the film captures the moving relationship that
                                                                                                                                                                                      develops between the erstwhile disciple and his young master.

Retooling a Tradition: A Rajasthani Puppet Takes       47 min., VHS      By Nazir Jairazbhoy and Amy Catlin           Memorial Library Microforms/Media        PN1978 I5 R48 1994     A 47-minute 'fictive' video documentary by Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy and Amy Catlin. This video
Umbrage at his Stringholders                                                                                          Center Room 443-Videoca                                         concrete (cf. musique concrete) constructed from numerous film and video clips recorded
                                                                                                                                                                                      in India from 1978 to 1994, communicates aspects of Rajasthani kathputli puppetry
                                                                                                                                                                                      viewed from the idiosynchratic perspective of the videomakers. It presents three
                                                                                                                                                                                      imagined contexts. The first is of a Muslim nawab puppet who is convinced that his Hindu
                                                                                                                                                                                      puppeteers are prejudiced against him on religious grounds. The second introduces his
                                                                                                                                                                                      concubine-courtesan, a semi-historical personage from the 17th century, Anarkali, who,
                                                                                                                                                                                      after centuries of patience and endurance, finally feels obliged to accuse the nawab of
                                                                                                                                                                                      bigotry, and urges him to look at the positive elements of the puppeteers' adaptive
                                                                                                                                                                                      strategies for survival in the new world. The nawab tries to follow his consort's advice but
                                                                                                                                                                                      cannot refrain from nattering sarcastically to make the puppeteers look their worst.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Finally, an imaginary puppeteers' guild presents a gilded, altruistic view of the modern
                                                                                                                                                                                      puppetry adaptations. The nawab is convinced - or is he? In the course of this videotape
                                                                                                                                                                                      the viewer is introduced to the colorful variety and creativity of Rajasthani puppetry and
                                                                                                                                                                                      its music. Source:
Rhapsody of beats: percussion instruments of Kerala    25 min., DVD      Script, Meena T. Pillai                      Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     DVD 379                Documentary on various percussion instruments of Kerala, India.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary

Rhesus monkey in India : a study in primate ecology    22 min., VHS      (written by written by Charles H. Southwick) Primate Center Library Audio Visual      VT 0207 1962           This video is an introduction to the ecology and behavior of the rhesus monkey (Macaca
                                                                                                                      Collection                                                      mulatta) in northern India. 600 groups of rhesus monkeys in habitat settings of villages,
                                                                                                                                                                                      towns, roadsides, canal banks, temples, railroad stations, and forest areas were surveyed.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Data is presented on the abundance, distribution, habitat preferences, group sizes, sex
                                                                                                                                                                                      and age ratios, population trends, and human interrelationships of rhesus monkeys. Basic
                                                                                                                                                                                      patterns of social behavior of four groups inhabiting a Hindu temple area in Aligarh are
                                                                                                                                                                                      shown including movement patterns, aggression in group interaction and intragroup
                                                                                                                                                                                      relations, feeding (with numerous food sources shown), drinking water, juvenile play,
                                                                                                                                                                                      swimming, sexual and maternal behaviors. Villagers are seen chasing and capturing
                                                                                                                                                                                      juveniles for sale.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat summary

Rhythm of joy: bihu dance, Assam                       25 min., DVD      Script & direction, Ashoke Guptto ;          Memorial Library Microforms/Media        GT4476 A3 A77 2002     The Bihu dance is performed during the Assamese folk harvest festival heralding the new
                                                                         producer, Surendra Kaul                      Center Room 443, DVD                                            year. One man sings the refrain and others repeat it in cycles. The participants dance in a
                                                                                                                                                                                      circle, initially with a slow tempo and then gradually the dancers build up a fast rhythm
                                                                                                                                                                                      that captivates the audience in an instant. Bihu is basically a dance for couples, young
                                                                                                                                                                                      men and women both take part and dance to the rhythmic music of the Bihu songs. The
                                                                                                                                                                                      dance begins in a circle, but soon breaks up into parallel lines, the dancers execute
                                                                                                                                                                                      beautiful figures of intertwined semi- circles.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat Summary

Rise of theism and the composition of the Bhagavad Gita 60 min., VHS     (produced by Learning Support Services)      Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS 2.018.005           Covers the growth in importance of the gods Vishnu and Shiva, interaction of theistic
                                                                                                                                                                                      ideas typified by Buddhism and Jainism, and the Bhagavad Gita as the climax of an early
                                                                                                                                                                                      development of speculative thought in Hinduism.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Madcat summary
Rishte                                                 28 min., VHS       By Manjira Datta                            Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HQ1742 R57 1995        Following the story of Lali Devi, a mother of five daughters who poisoned herself and two
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                         of her daughters, RISHTE explores the practice of male sex preference in India and how
                                                                                                                                                                                      this led to her suicide. This moving and informative film also follows the efforts of
                                                                                                                                                                                      Shyamkali, an activist who has established a community organization dedicated to raising
                                                                                                                                                                                      Indian women's awareness about the impact of sex preference on their lives and their
                                                                                                                                                                                      legal rights in this issue.

                  Documentary Title                 Time/Format                       Creators                               Library                      Call Number                                                 Description
Robert A.F. Thurman on Buddhism                   210 min., 3 VHS   Produced by Sheldon Rochlin            College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   BQ4022 B8 1999          In 1962 he became the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Today,
                                                                                                           West, Rm 1191                                                      in three enlightening videos, Robert Thurman shares his unique insights into the relevance
                                                                                                                                                                              of Buddhism to American culture and politics. Thurman's wit and creativity in weaving
                                                                                                                                                                              ancient Buddhist wisdom and popular Western ideals make his knowledge especially
                                                                                                                                                                              useful and entertaining.
Rock star and the Mullahs                         60 min., DVD      (directed by Angus Macqueen and Ruhi   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS380 A1 R63 2006e      Salman Ahmad is the charismatic lead guitarist for the popular Pakistani rock group,
                                                                    Hamid)                                 Center                                                             Junoon. Inspired by the ancient Sufi tradition, the band's music and lyrics reflect the
                                                                                                                                                                              moderate, liberal side of Islam. He has also become a Special Representative for UNAIDS,
                                                                                                                                                                              and he and the group have publicly advocated the cause of peace with India. But a
                                                                                                                                                                              coalition of fundamentalist Islamic parties has made recent gains in Pakistani elections,
                                                                                                                                                                              and Junoon's high profile places them in conflict with the hardliners. WIDE ANGLE follows
                                                                                                                                                                              Salman Ahmed as he journeys to the tolerant, ancient city of Lahore and the
                                                                                                                                                                              fundamentalist stronghold of Peshawar to reveal the internal religious and political
                                                                                                                                                                              conflicts of nuclear-armed Pakistan. The mullahs want to ban the music but Junoon's fans,
                                                                                                                                                                              among them Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, have made Salman a rock idol. From
                                                                                                                                                                              this trip emerges a rich portrait of modern day Pakistan, a pivotal nation in the war
                                                                                                                                                                              against terror.
                                                                                                                                                                              Film site:
Romany trail part II: Gypsy music into Europe     60 min., VHS      Producer-director, Jeremy Marre        Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     Fl1.167                 B63 two of this two part program takes you to India to find what are believed to be the
                                                                                                           (ph:608-262-8695)                                                  original gypsy families whose descendents migrated across the Middle East to Africa and
                                                                                                                                                                              Europe. In India, the clans are there, many with the same family names as European
                                                                                                                                                                              gypsies. Then travel to Eastern Europe, among the oppressed gypsy communities of then-
                                                                                                                                                                              Communist Europe, into workers’ hostels, private homes, and community streets where
                                                                                                                                                                              gypsies are found.                      Source: Madcat Summary

Royal Ballet in La Bayadere: the temple dancer    124 min., VHS     Production conceived and directed by   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          GV1790 B3 R69 1991      Members of the British Royal Ballet perform the ballet La Bayadere, the tragic love story,
                                                                    Natalia Makarova                       Center Room 443-Videoca                                            set in India, of a temple dancer and a warrior. Based on an ancient Indian poem,
                                                                                                                                                                              Śakuntalā, by Kālidāsa. Source: Madcat Summary
Rumble in Mumbai                                  58 min., VHS      By Jawad Metni                         Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size       JZ1318 R86 2005         "Rumble in Mumbai documents the World Social Forum held in Mumbai, India in January
                                                                                                           Shelving                                                           2004. Over 100,000 people attended this year’s forum, all looking to build solidarity--and
                                                                                                                                                                              a better world. With interviews of Shirin Ebadi, Jose Bove, and Walden Bello, and
                                                                                                                                                                              featuring the eloquent speeches of Arundhati Roy, Mustafe Barghouti, Jeremy Corbyn,
                                                                                                                                                                              and Irene Khan, Rumble in Mumbai is packed with high-caliber critiques of neo-liberalism
                                                                                                                                                                              gone awry, and damning indictments of the ill effects of globalization"
                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat Summary

Saat-sur                                          63 min., DVD      (directed by Sanjay Khanna)            Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility       DVD 314                  The film explores the great acoustic and mythological heritage of Naad through the
                                                                                                                                                                              diverse uses of raga and tala in Gharana traditions, including the oldest Gwalior and the
                                                                                                                                                                              Qawal Bachha Gharana. It investigates the orality of the Gharanas and the broad
                                                                                                                                                                              punctuations of their renderings. It traces the Khayal from the stand point of Amir Khusro
                                                                                                                                                                              who, in the 13th- 14th Century, combined Persian airs with Indian ragas. It incorporates
                                                                                                                                                                              sound bytes to explain Gharana perspectives and elaborate khayal renderings of great
                                                                                                                                                                              musical maestros. It offers a glimpse of the diverse accents of the schools of India music
                                                                                                                                                                              on sharpness or ruggedness, or sweetness and tonal graces, on laya or swara.

Safdar                                            37 min., VHS                                             Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-824   The street plays of Safdar Hashmi, 1954-1989, Indian civil rights leader ; includes
                                                                                                           Center Room 443-SA Video                                           transcript of interviews with his friends and acquaintances
                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat Summary
Saheri's Choice: Arranged Marriages in India      27 min, DVD                                              Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.052                 This program examines the custom of arranged marriages in India. It follows the story of
                                                                                                           (ph:608-262-8695)                                                  one girl and her family as they confront the reality of an impending marriage that was
                                                                                                                                                                              arranged when the girl was barely six years old. An overview of the custom presents it as
                                                                                                                                                                              common among all cases, although many Indians view the practice in a negative light.
                                                                                                                                                                              Education, family wealth, and astrological compatibility are examined as important in
                                                                                                                                                                              determining with whom the marriages are arranged. In one case, the issue of dowry leads
                                                                                                                                                                              to the suicide of a young marriage prospect. Severe penalties for breaking engagements
                                                                                                                                                                              are discussed, along with divorce negotiations should the marriage fail. This is a candid
                                                                                                                                                                              glimpse into contemporary Indian society.                                    Source:

Samadhi                                           95 min., DVD      (directed by André Vaillancourt)      Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BL1238.58 S26 S26       In Samadhi, Mahayogi Pilot Baba from the Himalayas and Mahamandaleshwar Yog Mata
                                                                                                           Center Room                                2004                    Keiko Aikawa from Japan demonstrate a state of suspended animation akin to virtual
                                                                                                                                                                              death of the senses and stoppage of the bodily functions called Samadhi, which also
                                                                                                                                                                              means death in Hindi. These yogis can be buried, remain under water or in an airtight
                                                                                                                                                                              glass container for extended periods of time. Despite extremely adverse conditions such
                                                                                                                                                                              as the absence of air, water, food and movement and extreme temperature swings, they
                                                                                                                                                                              remain unscathed. Filmed in Dewas, Nainital and Allahabad in India and in Berkeley,
                                                                                                                                                                              California in the US, this film is an intimate look at a ancient, secret practice that is now
                                                                                                                                                                              being revealed. Yearly, Pilot Baba teaches classes at The Mahayog Academy, at his
                                                                                                                                                                              ashram in Nainital for those interested in developing the skills and techniques to attain the
                                                                                                                                                                              state of Samadhi.

Satya: a prayer for the enemy                     28 min., VHS      By Ellen Bruno                         Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BQ6160 C62 T527 1993 Since the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950, more than one million people have been
                                                                                                           Center Room 443-Videoca                                         tortured, executed or starved to death for their role in demonstrations against the
                                                                                                                                                                           Chinese occupation. This film focuses on personal testimonies of Tibetan Buddhist nuns
                                                                                                                                                                           who have taken the lead in this resistance by fearlessly staging courageous
                                                                                                                                                                           demonstrations for religious freedom and independence.
                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Madcat Summary

Sea City                                          30 min., DVD      (directed by Lalitha Krishna)          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS432 K585 S43 2005     Bombay was once just seven islands separated by low-lying creeks over-grown with
                                                                                                           Center                                                             mangroves where fish and crab abounded. The Kolis- a fishing community - were the
                                                                                                                                                                              original inhabitants of these islands. Sea City is an exploration of the relationship between
                                                                                                                                                                              Bombay city and this fishing community that were once the only inhabitants of these
                                                                                                                                                                              islands.Today Mumbai is a mix of people and communities from all over the nation. And
                                                                                                                                                                              the Kolis are exactly where they have always been...clinging to the coasts as their
                                                                                                                                                                              livelihood demands.They go out to fish throughout the year except during the monsoons
                                                                                                                                                                              and bring in the fish for which Mumbai is famous. And as before, they pray to the oceans
                                                                                                                                                                              for their safe returns.
                                                                                                                                                                              While roads, reclamations, coastal rules and rising land prices have affected their way of
                                                                                                                                                                              life, they as an urban community also face the challenges of new aspirations and a media
                                                                                                                                                                              manufactured self-image.

Seabuckthorn                                      18 min., VHS                                             Memorial Library Microforms/Media          SB386 S4 S43 1998       On sea buckthorn, a multi purpose plant able to adapt to extremely harsh conditions in
                                                                                                           Center Room 443-Videoca                                            mountain regions. The film examines use of the plant to improve soil fertility and prevent
                                                                                                                                                                              erosion, focusing on studies conducted in China.
                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat Summary

Sectarian Hinduism: Lord Vishnu and his worship   29 min, VHS       David M. Knipe                         Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.001.003             The history, iconography, mythology and worship of the Hindu god Vishnu, and his
                                                                                                           (ph:608-262-8695)                                                  avataras Krishna and Rama, with a look at temples and devotees in different regions of
                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                              From the series: Exploring the religions of South Asia
Sectarian Hinduism: the goddess and her worship   30 min., VHS      David M. Knipe                         Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.001.005             The role of the goddess in Hinduism is traced from archaeological artifacts representing
                                                                                                           (ph:608-262-8695)                                                  her to living incarnations in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Marriage and the place
                                                                                                                                                                              of women in Hindu society is described.
                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                              From the series: Exploring the religions of South Asia

                    Documentary Title                       Time/Format                    Creators                                  Library                    Call Number                                                Description
Secularism as a constitutional right                      24 min., DVD    Mridula Mukherjee                         Memorial Library Microforms/Media       DS479 M85 2003        Mridula Mukherjee and Mihir Desai present a lecture intersperced with visual clips of
                                                                                                                    Center Room 443, DVD                                          related events in India history. Mukherjee addresses the topic of the history of the rise of
                                                                                                                                                                                  nationalism in India. Desai addresses the topic of freedom of religion in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                  From the series: In defence of our dreams

Seraikella Chhau                                          21 min., DVD    Direction, Ashoke Guppto                  Memorial Library Microforms/Media       GV1796 C43 S47 2002   This dance is performed in Seraikella, which is situated in Singhbhum district of Bihar. The
                                                                                                                    Center Room 443, DVD                                          technique of Seraikella Chhau performance is based on an evolved and developed system
                                                                                                                                                                                  of exercises known as the Parikhanda, which are performed by martial groups early in the
                                                                                                                                                                                  morning. The whole movement technique emerges from the style of the sword and shield
                                                                                                                                                                                  play (parikhanda). In Seraikella Chhau, the music is essentially a background music and no
                                                                                                                                                                                  words are spoken. The musical instruments used are dhol, dhumsa, nagaara, madhuri,
                                                                                                                                                                                  which is a type of shehnai. Clay masks are used by the performers. The repertoire of
                                                                                                                                                                                  Seraikella Chhau is based on Indian myths and legends.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat Summary

Seraikella chhau: masked dance of India : with Kedar      38 min., VHS    Directed by Larry McMullen, Project       Memorial Library Microforms/Media       GV1796 C43 S47 1980   Master dancer and teacher, Kedar Nath Sahoo introduces the form of Indian dance
Nath Sahoo                                                                Director Farley Richmond                  Center Room 443-Videoca                                       known as Seraikella chhau and many of its techniques. We see selected examples of the
                                                                                                                                                                                  dance, including exercises from the martial arts tradition, the incorporation of martial art
                                                                                                                                                                                  exercises and movements into the dance, and various gaits and movements of animals,
                                                                                                                                                                                  birds, insects and humans.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Madcat Summary
Series: The World of Joseph Campbell                                                                                see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: In the beginning : origins of man and myth, Where people lived
                                                                                                                                                                                  legends : American Indian myths, And we washed our weapons in the sea : gods and
                                                                                                                                                                                  goddesses of the Neolithic Period, Pharaoh’s rule : Egypt, the Exodus, and the myth of
                                                                                                                                                                                  Osiris, From darkness to light : the mystery religions of ancient Greece, The Sacred source
                                                                                                                                                                                  : the perennial philosophy of the East, The way to enlightenment : Buddhism, From id to
                                                                                                                                                                                  the ego in the Orient : Kundalini yoga, part I, From psychology to spirituality : Kundalini
                                                                                                                                                                                  yoga, part II, The Descent to heaven : the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Where there was no
                                                                                                                                                                                  path : Arthurian legends and the Western way, A noble heart : the courtly love of Tristan
                                                                                                                                                                                  and Isolde, In search of the Holy Grail : the Parzival legend
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries

Series: Medicine at the crossroads                                                                                  see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: Random cuts, Disordered states                          See
                                                                                                                                                                                  Individual Entries
Series: Ashes in the rive: four religions of India                                                                  see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: Five Pillars of Faith, Buddhism: The Great Wheel of Being,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Hinduism: Faith, Festivals and Rituals, Spiritual India: A Guide to Jainism, Islam, Buddhism,
                                                                                                                                                                                  and Hinduism, Jainism: Ascetics and Warriors
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries
Series: Contemporary South Asia                                                                                     see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: Dadi and her family, Bangladesh nationhood: symbols and
                                                                                                                                                                                  shadows, Four holy men: renunciation in Hindu society, Wedding of the goddess, Village
                                                                                                                                                                                  man, city man, An Appointment with the Astrologer
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries
Series: Developing Stories                                                                                          see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: The legacy of Malthus, Rabi
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries
Series: Exploring religions of South Asia                                                                           see individual entries                                        Films in this series: An Introduction [to the religions of South Asia], Death and rebirth in
                                                                                                                                                                                  Hinduism, The life cycle in Hinduism: birth, initiation, marriage, Jainism, Sectarian
                                                                                                                                                                                  Hinduism : Lord Shiva and his worship, A contemporary guru: Rajnish and his dynamic
                                                                                                                                                                                  meditation cult, Hinduism in South India, Hindu pilgrimages, Christianity in India, Islam in
                                                                                                                                                                                  South Asia, Himalayan Buddhism, The Buddha and South Asia, Sectarian Hinduism: the
                                                                                                                                                                                  goddess and her worship, Living Hinduism,
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries

Series: Heaven on earth: monuments to belief                                                                        see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: Paganism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries

Series: In defence of our dreams                                                                                    see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: Legacy of freedom movement; Secularism as a constitutional
                                                                                                                                                                                  right; Communalization of education and history; Is Ayodhya just a physical site; Urgency
                                                                                                                                                                                  to resist the fascist forces; Media, an arena for struggle; Formation of Indian identity;
                                                                                                                                                                                  Gujarat, after and before carnage; History of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh; Civil society
                                                                                                                                                                                  & state : a lesson from Gujarat; Cultural roots of communalism; Facts & myths; Caste,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Dalit and fascism; Gender-issue : movement & interrelation with communal politics
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries

Series: Journey to Planey Earth                                                                                     see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: Journey to planet Earth, Seas of grass, Hot zones, The state of
                                                                                                                                                                                  the ocean’s animals, The state of the planet’s wildlife, Future conditional, The State of the
                                                                                                                                                                                  planet, The urban explosion, On the brink
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries
Series: Long Search                                                                                                 see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: Protestant Spirit USA, Hinduism: 330 Million Gods, Buddhism:
                                                                                                                                                                                  Footprint of the Buddha-India, Catholicism: Rome, Leeds and the Desert, Islam: There is
                                                                                                                                                                                  no God but God, Orthodox Christianity: The Rumanian Solution, Judaism: The Chosen
                                                                                                                                                                                  People, Religion In Indonesia: The Way of the Ancestors, Buddhism: The Buddhism: The
                                                                                                                                                                                  Land of the Disappearing Buddha-Japan, African Religions: Zulu Zion, Taoism: A Question
                                                                                                                                                                                  of Balance-China, Alternative Lifestyles in California: West Meets East, Reflections on the
                                                                                                                                                                                  Long Search
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries

Series: Pleasing God Trilogy                                                                                        see individual entries                                        films in this series include: Loving Krishna, Serpent Mother, Sons of Shiva. A group of
                                                                                                                                                                                  three films about how Hindus worship. The films are studies of the devotional practices
                                                                                                                                                                                  associated with three major deities of the Hindu pantheon. They were made in the small
                                                                                                                                                                                  historic town of Vishnupur, West Bengal.
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries

Series: Terraview                                                                                                   see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: Forests
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries
Series: Time Life Video & Television Lost civilizations                                                             see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: Aegean: legacy of Atlantis, Africa: a history denied, China:
                                                                                                                                                                                  dynasties of power, Egypt: quest for immortality, Greece: a moment of excellence, Inca:
                                                                                                                                                                                  secrets of the ancestors, Maya: the blood of kings, Mesopotamia: return to Eden, Tibet:
                                                                                                                                                                                  the end of time
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries
Series: Understanding World Religions                                                                               see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: What is Buddhism?, What is Christianity?, What is Hinduism?,
                                                                                                                                                                                  What is Islam?, What is Judaism?, What is religion?
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries
Series: Wealth of the nation                                                                                        see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: The village republic, Harvest of rain, Thaar: secrets of the desert
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries

Series: World’s intangible heritage                                                                                 see individual entries                                        Films in this series include: The oral tradition of the Vedas, Ramlila: the traditional
                                                                                                                                                                                  performance of Ramayana
                                                                                                                                                                                  See Individual Entries
Serpent Mother                                            28 min.         Directed and Produced by Robert Gardner & Center for South Asia Outreach Video                          Serpent Mother is about devotion to the Goddess of Snakes and the importance of divine
                                                                          Akos Ostor                                Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                         female power in West Bengal Indian life. The film’s focus is the Jhapan festival, the great
                                                                                                                                                                                  celebration of snakes. Shown are festival preparations, the role of traditional arts and
                                                                                                                                                                                  crafts in the worship of the Goddess, devotional singing, and an exposition of ritual action.
                                                                                                                                                                                  The difficult and complex symbolism of the ritual is explained by the participants
                                                                                                                                                                                  themselves and this, with the commentary, makes accessible what is, at first glance,
                                                                                                                                                                                  exotic and inexplicable behavior.
                                                                                                                                                                                  From the series: Pleasing God Trilogy

                    Documentary Title                         Time/Format                     Creators                                    Library                    Call Number                                                  Description
SEWA: Self-employed Women’s Association : Made in          52 min., VHS     A film by Patricia Plattner                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HD6072.6 I4 S48 1998    A portrait of the women’s organization in India, called SEWA, that holds to the simple yet
India                                                                                                                   Center Room 443-Videoca                                          radical belief that poor women need organizing, not welfare. Inspired by the political,
                                                                                                                                                                                         economic and moral model advocated by Gandhi, SEWA has grown since it founding to a
                                                                                                                                                                                         membership of 217,000 and its bank now has assets of over $4 million. SEWA is at its core
                                                                                                                                                                                         a trade union for the self-employed that offers union membership to the illiterate women
                                                                                                                                                                                         who sell vegetables, pick up scraps for recycling from the streets and engage in small
                                                                                                                                                                                         cottage industries.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary

Shadow circus: the CIA in Tibet                            50 min., VHS     Produced and directed by Ritu Sarin and     Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   ID2.121                 When Communist China marched into Tibet in 1949, Tibetans took up arms against the
                                                                            Tenzing Sonam                               (ph:608-262-8695)                                                invading forces. Unknown to most, from the mid-1950s to 1969 the CIA armed, financed,
                                                                                                                                                                                         and trained Tibetan guerrillas in an effort to curtail the expansion of communism. This
                                                                                                                                                                                         project, code named ST Circus, was one of the CIA’s longest-running covert operations. To
                                                                                                                                                                                         the dismay of Tibetan soldiers, the CIA pulled out their support when the U.S. decided that
                                                                                                                                                                                         ST Circus was no longer in the best interest of America’s political and economic agenda.

She writes                                                 55 min., DVD     Script, editing and direction, Anjali Monteiro Memorial Library Microforms/Media     PL4758.2 S54 2005       Documentary weaves together the narratives and works of four young Tamil women
                                                                            and K.P. Jayasankar                            Center Room 443, DVD                                          poets. The film traverses diverse modes of resistance, through images and sounds that
                                                                                                                                                                                         evoke the universal experiences of pain, anger, desire and transcendence.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary

Shifting power                                             21 min., DVD     Direction, Arun Varma                       Memorial Library Microforms/Media        IN PROCESS (as of 25    Documentary film on the role of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan fighting against the
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443, DVD                     July 2009)              corruption in rural development projects in India chiefly in Rajasthan through right to
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
Shivalinga Worship                                         80 min.                                                      Center for South Asia Outreach Video                             Detailed documentation by the Kuppuswami Research Institute, Madras, of the ritual
                                                                                                                        Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                            worship (puja) of a shivalinga according to the South Indian Shaivagamas.

Short cut to Nirvana                                       85 min., DVD     (directed by Maurizio Benazzo and Nick Day) Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL1239.82 K85 S56       Every 12 years over 70 million pilgrims gather at the meeting of India's holiest rivers, the
                                                                                                                        Center                                   2005                    Ganges and the Yamuna, for a spectacular spiritual festival: the Kumbh Mela. This
                                                                                                                                                                                         documentary takes a voyage of discovery through this colorful event through the eyes of
                                                                                                                                                                                         several Westerners and an ebullient young Hindu monk, Swami Krishnanand. Featuring
                                                                                                                                                                                         encounters with some of India's most respected holy men and exclusive footage of His
                                                                                                                                                                                         Holiness the Dalai Lama.
                                                                                                                                                                                         IMDB site:
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Sidi malunga project: rejuvinating the African musical     33 min., DVD     Nazir and Amy Jairazbhoy                    Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility     DVD 250                 A documentary record of a one-week malunga (African musical bow) training camp held
bow in India                                                                                                                                                                             in a nature resort in Zainabad, central Gujarat, India in February 2003. Prior research by
                                                                                                                                                                                         Jairazbhoy and Catlin had revealed that less than ten Sidis could play the instrument and
                                                                                                                                                                                         that all of them were elderly. With the cooperation of Sidis and the Indian National
                                                                                                                                                                                         Theatre, the camp was held to train Sidi youth in the techniques of malunga performance.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Includes Sufi shrine footage in natural context. This ongoing applied ethnomusicology
                                                                                                                                                                                         project is aimed at rejuvenating the Sidi malunga tradition in India. Narrated by UCLA
                                                                                                                                                                                         ethnomusicologists Amy and Nazir Jairazbhoy.

Sikhism: The Golden Temple                                 15 min., DVD     Director, Stephen Bottomore                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL2018 S5176 2003       Traces the roots of Sikhism and its central place of worship, the Golden Temple in Punjab,
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443, DVD                                             from its founder Guru Nanak in 1469 through today. Discusses its central precepts--belief
                                                                                                                                                                                         in one God, the equality of all people, sharing, and the performance of good deeds--within
                                                                                                                                                                                         the context of daily life by a young Sikh woman (Harsimran Kaur). Explains the stringent
                                                                                                                                                                                         religious dress code and the significance of the traditional Sikh head wrap. Includes a tour
                                                                                                                                                                                         of the Golden Temple and a marriage ceremony.
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Silence of Tsunami                                         50 min., DVD     Directed by Vidya Bhushan Rawat             Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HV636 2004 I53 S55      Documentary film surveys Tsunami-affected areas of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry and
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443, DVD                     2005                    focuses on analyzing the strong social prejudices based on caste system.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary

Silver age                                                 24 min., VHS     Directed by Manjira Datta and Charlotte     Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HQ1061 S55 2000         Advances in healthcare mean that more people are living longer with over 560 million age
                                                                            Metcalf                                     Center Room 443-Videoca                                          60 and over in the world today. In parts of Europe, North America, and Japan, the
                                                                                                                                                                                         proportion of older people is rising faster than any other group. The result, often, is a
                                                                                                                                                                                         growing population of old people with too few young people to take care of them. This
                                                                                                                                                                                         program explores the implications in three different countries: India, Japan and Tunisia.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary

Sitala in spring: Festival of the Bengali goddess of health 40 min., VHS    (produced by Joseph W. Elder)               Memorial Library Microforms/Media        BL1225 S59 S58 1986     The Goddess Sitala (the "Cool One") controls infectious diseases such as smallpox. She is
& illness (2 copies)                                                                                                    Center                                   and                     frequently the "mother" goddess of an entire village. Villagers who have moved into the
                                                                                                                        and                                      AS2.025                 industrial-residential Calcutta suburb of Salkia (where the film was made) continue to
                                                                                                                        Learning Support Services Library (259                           support numerous neighborhood Sitala temples. On the first day of the Spring festival, the
                                                                                                                        Van Hise Hall)                                                   Sitala images in the many Salkia temples are decorated and joyously carried in separate
                                                                                                                                                                                         processions to the Hooghly river for bathing. During the processions, devotees may
                                                                                                                                                                                         actually touch the Sitala images. The film concentrates on the rites in the largest Sitala
                                                                                                                                                                                         temple, including the sacrifice of goats.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat summary

Sky: a silent witness                                      27 min., VHS     By Midge Mackenzie ; Produced by Amnesty Memorial Library Microforms/Media           HQ1236 S5 1996          Women from Guatemala, the United States, China, Bangladesh, Tibet and Bosnia discuss
                                                                            International                            Center Room 443-Videoca                                             issues related to the denial of women’s rights throughout the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary

Sloping agricultural land technology (SALT): a new hope    22 min., VHS                                                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media        S604.3 S56 1993         Highlights the significance of sloping agricultural technology in mountain farming systems
for the mountain farmer                                                                                                 Center Room 443-Videoca                                          in Nepal.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
Slowly but surely: the story of the women of Kotra         30 min., VHS     Script & direction, Chandita Mukherjee      Memorial Library Microforms/Media        HQ1240.5 I4 S56 1995    Documentary of the struggle of a tribal community in Kotra, India to take control and
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443-Videoca                                          establish collective management of natural resources and improve their living conditions.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Focuses on the participation of women in this endeavor, from their fight for a fair wage
                                                                                                                                                                                         for harvesting tendu leaves to the establishment of collectives, local banks, and
                                                                                                                                                                                         petitioning the government for a school.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary

Slum cities: a shifting world                              42 min., DVD     Producer, Eric Rankin                       Memorial Library Microforms/Media        1 Copy Claimed as of    Every year millions of people around the world are leaving the countryside for cities,
                                                                                                                        Center Room 443, DVD                     07/06/2009              hoping to find a better life. Most end up in slums. Looks at the little and big things that are
                                                                                                                                                                                         being tried to tackle the problem of too many people, too little space in the slums of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Mumbai, India and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
So far from India                                          49 min., VHS     (directed by Mira Nair)                     CIMC PreK-12 Stacks                      E184.E2 S64 1992        Describes the experiences of a recently arrived Indian immigrant in America, contrasting
                                                                                                                                                                                         them with the traditional world of his new bride whom he left behind in India. Seeks to
                                                                                                                                                                                         explore the conflicts that arise when Indian culture meets American society.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat summary

Song of Ceylon                                             40 min., VHS     (directed by Basil Wright)                  Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise   AS2.035                 Shows traditional culture and primitive economy of Ceylon, contrasted with the influence
                                                                                                                                                                                         of modern commerce.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat summary
Song of wishes                                             8 min., VHS      (directed by Mushtaq Gadzar)                Memorial Library Microforms/Media        Video Cassette SA-934   A bold protest against child labor, contrasting shots of the horrors of such labor with
                                                                                                                        Center                                                           images of the benefits of education.
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Sons of Shiva                                              28 min.          Directed and Produced by Robert Gardner & Center for South Asia Outreach Video                               Sons of Shiva documents a four-day ceremony of worship of the God Shiva. Devotees are
                                                                            Akos Ostor                                Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                              shown from the initial taking of the Sacred thread through gradually intensifying action to
                                                                                                                                                                                         a culmination in a variety of ascetic and self-denying practices. The film also depicts
                                                                                                                                                                                         informal activities, such as preparing food, and listening to recitals of devotional songs by
                                                                                                                                                                                         the famous mendicant Bauls of Bengal.
                                                                                                                                                                                         From the series: Pleasing God Trilogy

                   Documentary Title                          Time/Format                     Creators                                      Library                          Call Number                                                 Description
Sorrow and agony (Sabaikā lāgi mānava adhikāra)             28 min., DVD    Kuber Gadtawa, written and direction          Memorial Library Microforms/Media               DS495.6 S67 2005       Relates the killing of innocent people by security forces and Maoists in Nepal. Based on
                                                                                                                          Center Room 443, DVD                                                   true case studies of three individuals of the Bara District.
Sound of wisdom: a festival of sacred chant                 57 min., VHS    Produced & directed by Robyn Brentano         Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility           VIDEO CASSETTE 710      A dynamic record of the historic meeting of musical practice of East and West, ancient
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and modern. Eleven Tibetan Buddhist monks, practitioners of the tantric arts of Tibet,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 perform their ritual chanting accompanied by Tibetan bells, cymbals, trumpets and long
                                                                                                                                                                                                 horns. The monks are joined in concerts and symposia by American composers whose
                                                                                                                                                                                                 work is inspired by the sacred music of Tibet, India, and Mongolia, and by Robert
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thurman and Tim Wilson. Explores the meaning behind the rich Tibetan ceremony and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 explains the universal attributes of this sacred music and its transformative power in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 human life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary

SpectActor: theare for development                          17 min., DVD    Direction, B. Manjula                         Ask library staff for assistance in locating                           Documentary film is about a theatre workshop and its role in transforming people from
                                                                                                                          this title                                                             spectators to SpectActors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary
Spirit of Dance. Ethnic Dance Arts                          60 min., DVD    Directed by Ed Etsten ; produced by Ken       Memorial Library Microforms/Media              GV1743 S672 2004        In separate interviews Martha Carr and Malena del Mar, former members of La Meri’s
                                                                            Glazebrook and Norah Dale Allen               Center Room 443, DVD                                                   dance company, discuss her work on Cape Cod, where she ended her career, and talk
                                                                                                                                                                                                 about their desire to preserve her choreography. With this purpose they have co-founded
                                                                                                                                                                                                 their own dance company, named Ethnic Dance Arts after La Meri’s company. Carr and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Del Mar are seen in video clips of dances from Tahiti, Hawaii and India ; Del Mar is also
                                                                                                                                                                                                 seen in a flamenco dance. Carr, in the studio, discusses some distinguishing characteristics
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of ethnic dance forms (hand gestures, use of the face and eyes, storytelling function) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 displays dance costumes and implements from Hawaii, Tahiti, Java and India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary

Spotlight on Ramayana                                       57 min.         Edited by Hazel Sarah Greenberg               Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                   A window opens on the culture of India through this study of the 2500-year old Sanskrit
                                                                                                                          Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                                  epic of Prince Rama. This fascinating approach to Indian civilization through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ramayana's plot and characters (who are as appealing as cartoon superheroes but signify
                                                                                                                                                                                                 profound spiritual values) can be used as a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum or
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a source of individual lessons.
Stanley Tambiah Lecture: The cult of saints and relics in   VHS                                                           Learning Support Services Library (259         AS2.044
some Buddhist and Christian Traditions                                                                                    Van Hise Hall)
Stranger in my native land                                  34 min., VHS    By Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam               Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise         ID2.120                 The personal account, by a Tibetan exile who was born and raised in India, of his journey
                                                                                                                          (ph:608-262-8695)                                                      through Tibet. He visits the city of Lhasa and locates relatives who remained behind when
                                                                                                                                                                                                 his parents fled after World War II and finds that Tibetan language and culture are in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 decline, having been largely replaced by Chinese.
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Sun, fire, river : ajrak cloth from the soil of Sindh       31 min., VHS    (directed by Noorjehan Bilgrami)              Ruth Ketterer Harris Collection                TT852 S86 1998z         Film about the making of ajrak cloth in Sindh, Pakistan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 IMDB site:

Sun, fire, river: ajrak cloth from the soil of Sindh        VHS                                                           Ruth Ketterer Harris Collection (Human         TT852 S86 1998z         Film about the making of ajrak cloth in Sindh, Pakistan.
                                                                                                                          Ecology Building Room 378)                                             Source: Madcat Summary
Surpanakha (or the amorous demoness) : a Kutiyattam         90 min., VHS    (produced by the Department of Theatre in     Memorial Library Microforms/Media              GV1694 K46 S87 1976     A Dramatic adaptation of the 2nd act of a 10th century Sanskrit play, the Crest Jewel, in
dance drama of Kerala State, South India                                    cooperation with ITV Services, Michigan       Center Room 443-Videoca                                                which the sister of Ravana falls in love with Rama. When he rejects her she turns to his
                                                                            State University)                                                                                                    brother who also rejects her. Enraged she attacks Rama and his wife, Sita, but Rama’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                 brother intervenes to cut off her nose and ears. She appeals to her brothers for revenge
                                                                                                                                                                                                 instigating the war between Rama and Ravana.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary

Tailenders                                                  72 min., DVD    Written and produced by Adele Horne           Memorial Library Microforms/Media              BV2082 A8 T355 2005     Profiles Gospel Recordings, or Global Recordings Network, a group of evangelical
                                                                                                                          Center Room 443, DVD                                                   missionaries who make audio recordings (often in endangered languages) of Bible stories
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and distribute them along with low-tech playback equipment in communities with limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                 access to electricity and media. "Filmed in the Solomon Islands, India, Mexico, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 U.S.A., the Tailenders explores how the media devices and messages introduced by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 missionaries play a role in larger socioeconomic transformations, such as the move away
                                                                                                                                                                                                 from subsistence economies toward cash economies based on agricultural and industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary

Talking rocks of Badami                                     47 min., DVD    Producer & director, R. Bharathadri           Art Library Audiovisual Collection (non-        NA6008 B3 T35 2007     On the rock cut sculpture of the caves in Bādamī, India with special reference to the
                                                                                                                          circulating)                                                           Chalukyas, rulers in ancient India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Madcat Summary

                                                                                                                                                                                                 "The film explores the awesome rock cut sculpture of the Badami caves in the Bijapur
                                                                                                                                                                                                 district of Karnataka, created under Western Chalukya King Mangalesha in the Sixth
                                                                                                                                                                                                 century A.D. ‘The wonderful workmanship’, ‘atyadbhutakarmaviracitam’, is celebrated in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the royal inscription of 579 A.D. Androgynous Shiva Ardhanariswara, Harihara, Vishnu
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Trivikrama, Bodhisattva Padmapani, cyclopean, ornate and figured pillars provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                 examples of this workmanship."

Talking with David Frost : Benazir Bhutto                   60 min., VHS    (produced by PBS Video)                       Memorial Library Microforms/Media              AS2.031                 Sir David talks with the prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto. In this series, world
                                                                                                                          Center                                                                 renowned figures in politics, the arts and sciences are subjects of candid, revealing
                                                                                                                          and                                                                    interviews with Emmy Award-Winning broadcast journalist David Frost.
                                                                                                                          Learning Support Services Library (259                                 Source: Madcat summary
                                                                                                                          Van Hise Hall)
Tanda: a document on the denotified tribes in               60 min., VHS    Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media              Video Cassette          Looks at history to examine the process by which many disparate nomadic tribes
Maharashtra                                                                 Sciences                                       Center Room 443                               SA-1720                 were labelled as "criminal", and attempts to establish the fact that even after
                                                                                                                                                                                                 independence, the status of these tribes has not substantially changed as they
                                                                                                                                                                                                  still struggle for basic human rights.
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Tantra of Gyuto                                             52 min., VHS    By Sheldon Rechlin and Mark Elliot            Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                   Tantra of Gyuto is an account of Tibetan Buddhist ceremonies by monks of the Gyuto
                                                                                                                          Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                                  Tantric College. Through ritual and mantric powers the Gyuto monks use a sound to effect
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a specific change in the individual and the environment around him. Dalai Lama has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                 filmed introducing the ceremonies. By their sheer inherent potency and concenetration
                                                                                                                                                                                                 these essential energies bring about direct spiritual phenomenon. It is only in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                 exceptional time of massive world changes that the Lamas have reversed their practice of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 secrecy and have allowed certain chants to be heard.

Ten days of lamentation                                     33 min., VHS    (directed by Mushtaq Gazdar)                  Memorial Library Microforms/Media              Video Cassette SA-934   Visual essay on Muharram celebrations.
                                                                                                                          Center                                                                 Source: Madcat summary

Tengboche: a threatened sanctuary                           28 min., VHS    Produced, directed, written by Jack Micay     MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12          DS495.8.T43 T46 1988    Through a fluke of history, the migration of the Sherpas from Tibet to Nepal four hundred
                                                                                                                          Stacks                                                                 years ago, the famous Sherpa monastery at Tengboche survived intact while most
                                                                                                                                                                                                 monasteries in the motherland of Tibet were destroyed by the Chinese.This traditional
                                                                                                                                                                                                 institution is now threatened by another kind of foreign invasion, Western tourism.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Unseen by foreign eyes until 1950, the Tengboche region is now visited by thousands of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 tourists a year. Their cash and consumer goods have undermined traditional values,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 which has led to a drastic drop in the enrollment of new young monks at Tengboche. With
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the assistance of Sir Edmund Hillary and funding from Canada, the monastery is
                                                                                                                                                                                                 attempting to revitalize itself by building a new school combining religious and secular
                                                                                                                                                                                                 studies. The film follows the construction of this unusual building and climaxes with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 opening ceremony where Sir Edmund is honored for his life long contribution to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sherpa people.

                     Documentary Title                        Time/Format                     Creators                                 Library                       Call Number                                                 Description
Thaar : secrets of the desert                              52 min., VHS     Conceived by Anil Agarwal and Sunita      Memorial Library Microforms/Media          QH183 T49 1995          Documentary looking at the effects of the Indira Gandhi Canal and how previously the
                                                                            Narain ; directed by Sanjay Kak           Center                                                             humans, animals and nature were fused into a lifeworld that took care of needs without
                                                                                                                                                                                         damaging the environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                         From the series: Wealth of the Nation
There’ll always be stars in the sky : the Indian film music 51 min., VHS    (produced and directed by Jeremy Marre)   Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     FL1.171                 Explores how India’s movie music has become the dominant popular music in India.
phenomenon                                                                                                                                                                               Includes behind-the-scenes examination of soundtracks creation, using huge orchestras
                                                                                                                                                                                         and powerful "playback" singers.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat summary
They are killing the horse                                 32 min., VHS     (directed by Mushtaq Gazdar)              Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-934   A narrated tale of a young woman’s madness.
                                                                                                                      Center                                                             Source: Madcat summary
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Theyyam: a ritual art from Kerala                          24 min., DVD                                               Memorial Library Microforms/Media          GV1796 T47 T44 2007     Documentary on Theyyam, a ritualistic dance form of Kerala, India.
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443, DVD                                               Source: Madcat Summary

Tibet: cry of the snow lion                                103 min., DVD    Produced by Maria Florio, et al.          College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   DS786 T53 2004          A snow lion is a mythic beast of Tibetan legend. As a protector of the nation, the snow lion
                                                                                                                      West, Rm 1191                                                      is emblazoned on the Tibetan flag. Today the Tibetan flag is outlawed in its own
                                                                                                                                                                                         homeland. Ten years in the making, filmed during a remarkable nine journeys throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                         Tibet, India and Nepal. The dark secrets of Tibet’s recent past are powerfully chronicled
                                                                                                                                                                                         through riveting personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and
                                                                                                                                                                                         archival images never before assembled in one film.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary

Tibet: the end of time                                     48 min., VHS     Producer, Harry Marshall                  MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12      DS785 T52 1995          Isolated by the Himalayas, Tibet has developed a culture centered on lives of altruism, the
                                                                                                                      Stacks                                                             worship of the Dalai Lama as the manifestation of god on earth, and a perception of life
                                                                                                                                                                                         as a repeating cycle. Now, however, modern life is intruding and the Tibetans’ quest for
                                                                                                                                                                                         peace, inner knowledge and nirvana may cease to exist.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                         From the series: Time Life Video & Television Lost civilizations

Tibet: the survival of the spirit                          92 min., VHS     By Clemens Kuby                           Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS786 T4869 1991        A look at the confrontation between two ideologies: the Buddhism of traditional Tibet and
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                            the materialistic, militaristic political dogma imposed by the invading Chinese. Shows the
                                                                                                                                                                                         systematic eradication of Tibetan culture and the attempts of the Tibetans to preserve it.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary

Tibet’s Holy Mountain                                      52 min., VHS                                               Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS786 N55 1995          At the intersection of Tibet, Nepal and India is a 22,000 high mountain believed to house
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                            the throne of the foremost gods of Hinduism and Buddhism. This video shows many
                                                                                                                                                                                         religious sites on the route to Mt. Kailish, including the 11th-centruy Tibetan capital of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Guge, and Llahsa, the site of rich decorative arts from the Buddhist tradition.

Tibet’s stolen child                                       57 min., VHS     Written and directed by Robin Garthwait   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BQ7940 T534 1999        China placed a six-year old boy, identified by the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                            Panchen Lama, Tibet’s second highest spiritual leader, under house arrest in 1995. Six
                                                                                                                                                                                         Nobel Peace laureates and other moral and religious leaders examine this abduction,
                                                                                                                                                                                         sharing their own experiences of intolerance and drawing similarities to the current
                                                                                                                                                                                         situation in Tibet.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
Tibetan book of the dead                                   92 min., 2 VHS   Narrated by Leonard Cohen                 College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   BQ4490 T53 1999         This two-part series explores the ancient teachings on death and dying found in the
                                                                                                                      West, Rm 1191                                                      Tibetan book of the dead. It was filmed over a four-month period on location in the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Himalayas where the original text still yields an essential influence over people’s views of
                                                                                                                                                                                         life and death.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
Tibetan Buddhism : cycles of interdependence (2 copies) 56 min., VHS        Executive producer, Joseph Elder          Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise AS2.020.001                 An educational documentary on Tibetan Buddhism culture of the Himalayas. Filmed in the
                                                                                                                      and                                    and                         Lukil Valley of Ladakh, it provides a portrait of the annual cycle of interdependence
                                                                                                                      Library Microforms/Media Center Room BQ7612 T52 1983               between monks, laity, deity-protectors, and nature. Contains scenes of Ladakh’s
                                                                                                                      443-Videoca                                                        landscape.
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Tibetan Buddhism: Preserving the Monastic Tradition (2 30 min., VHS         Executive producer, Joseph Elder          Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.021.001             focuses on the traditional monastic career preserved by Tibetan Buddhist monks of Sera
copies)                                                                                                               (ph:608-262-8695)                          and                     Monastery in Mysore State, South India.The film documents a boy's ordination and
                                                                                                                      and                                        BQ7612 T52 1983         observes daily activities of cooking, cleaning, building, farming, printing scriptures from
                                                                                                                      Memorial Library Microforms/Media                                  wood blocks, painting thanks and molding food offerings. The film illustrates Sera's
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                            scholarly curriculum including memorizing, analyzing and debating six subjects: Logic,
                                                                                                                                                                                         Epistemology, the Three Jewels, the Four Noble Truths, the Middle Path and the Great
                                                                                                                                                                                         Compassion. Mastery of these six subjects earns one the Geshe degree. The film
                                                                                                                                                                                         concludes with observances of the Buddhist Tantras including: making a mandala, training
                                                                                                                                                                                         in the tantric voice, taking an initiation, and holding a fire ceremony.

Tibetan Buddhism: The Wheel of Life (2 copies)             30 min. VHS                                                Learning Support Services Library (259     AS2.051                 Focuses on a Buddhist painting of a giant wheel, within the rims and spokes of which are
                                                                                                                      Van Hise Hall)                             and                     colorful scenes illustrating Buddhism's major teachings. These include Buddhism's Four
                                                                                                                       and                                       BQ7612 T52 1983         Noble Truths: (1) Suffering, (2) the Cause of Suffering, (3) the Cessation of Suffering, and
                                                                                                                      Memorial Library Microforms/Media                                  (4) the Path to the Cessation of Suffering. On the axle of the Wheel are depicted a pig,
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                            rooster, and snake (representing ignorance, attachment, and hatred--the three central
                                                                                                                                                                                         causes of suffering). The Wheel itself is typically shown clenched in the jaws of Death,
                                                                                                                                                                                         dramatizing how sentient beings are bound to the cycle of rebirth, re-suffering, and re-
                                                                                                                                                                                         death. The film itself, with its narration, demonstrates the ways in which an artistic
                                                                                                                                                                                         representation can be used to teach complete philosophical lessons.

To their credit...                                         22 min., DVD     Director, Rishu Nigam ; script Ramesh     Memorial Library Microforms/Media          IN PROCESS (as of 25    Documentary film on the role of Self Help Groups in changing social and economic statues
                                                                            Menon                                     Center Room 443, DVD                       July 2009)              of women in rural India.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
Toward Jerusalem                                           29 min., VHS     created and produced by Tzipora H.        MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12      ML3776 T69 1995         This video features Jewish music from Persia, India, Iraq, Ethiopia, Kurdistan, Georgia and
                                                                            Jochsberger                               Stacks                                                             Tajikistan.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat Summary
Toxin that won’t die                                       28 min., VHS     Produced by P. Heilbuth and H. Burlow     Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HD9660 P33 I4 2001      In India, DDT is used in the battle against malaria, even though it has proven toxic and no
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                            longer effective against the mosquitoes. Every week Indian villages are visited by a
                                                                                                                                                                                         spraying team. The government continues to use tons of DDT, even though simple
                                                                                                                                                                                         remedies like mosquito nets and fish would be far more effective controls. The deadly
                                                                                                                                                                                         toxin is borne by air currents across the globe, poisoning food supplies as far as Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                         and America. This film exposes the power of the pesticide industry which is worth billions
                                                                                                                                                                                         of dollars in India. The government's fight against malaria is a good source of income
                                                                                                                                                                                         which the industry will do anything to keep. However, people around the world will pay
                                                                                                                                                                                         with their lives.

Traffik : the real truth on the heroin business in the     331 min., VHS    (directed by Alastair Reid)               Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-800   Crime drama following all aspects of the heroin trade from Pakistan to Western Europe.
golden crescent                                                                                                       Center                                                             Filmed in Britain, Germany, and Pakistan. German dialogue subtitled in English.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Madcat summary

Tragada Bhavai: A Rural Theater Troupe of Gujarat          40 min., VHS     Film-makers, Roger Sandall, Jayasinhji Jhala Memorial Library Microforms/Media       PN2885 G8 T73 1990      Bhavai is the the traditional rural theater of Gujarat. Today there are only a few troupes
                                                                                                                         Center Room 443-Videoca                                         of Bhavai performers in India. This film follows one troupe as it travels throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                         countryside, performing in villages for audiences of the poor Koli caste. Audience and
                                                                                                                                                                                         performers are entirely male, and actors impersonate female roles. A typical Bhavai
                                                                                                                                                                                         evening includes a miracle play, comic skits, dances and juggling and, finally, a romantic
                                                                                                                                                                                         drama set in medieval times. The film shows 'backstage' preparations, negotiations with
                                                                                                                                                                                         sponsoring villagers, interviews with actors and the troupe leader, as well as the

                   Documentary Title                       Time/Format                         Creators                                 Library                         Call Number                                                  Description
Trekking on Tradition                                   45 min.            By Jennifer Rodes                           Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                 This outstanding production explores the effects of mountain tourism (known as trekking)
                                                                                                                       Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                                on a small village in rural Nepal. It examines the views of both the trekkers (Europeans
                                                                                                                                                                                            and Americans) and the Nepalese as it weaves a complex patchwork of conflicting
                                                                                                                                                                                            dreams, desires, aspirations and frustrations. It illuminates, often humorously, the
                                                                                                                                                                                            controversies and ironic nature of cross-cultural encounters engendered by widespread
                                                                                                                                                                                            tourism in developing countries. It also powerfully illustrates the dramatic impact of
                                                                                                                                                                                            tourism on the traditional practices, culture, and environment of the region. Source:

Tribe of his Own: The Jounalism of P. Sainath           50 min.            Directed by Joe Moulins                     Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                 At a time when government propaganda and corporate spin are increasing presented as
                                                                                                                       Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                                fact, and a handful of corporations control the news, A Tribe of His Own reminds us what
                                                                                                                                                                                            the news media can be. Believing that responsible journalism can help to change things
                                                                                                                                                                                            for the better, Palagummi Sainath wrote a series of 70 articles for The Times of India,
                                                                                                                                                                                            detailing the living conditions in the ten poorest districts of the country. After nearly a
                                                                                                                                                                                            decade of work and dozens of awards, Sainath remains as passionately committed as
                                                                                                                                                                                            ever. A Tribe of His Own follows Sainath to the Indian villages he writes about, exploring
                                                                                                                                                                                            this contention that "journalism is for the people, not shareholders."

Tsurphu thangka ceremony                                24 min., VHS       Produced & directed by Yongdu Gyatso,        Art Library Audiovisual Collection (non-   N8193 A4 T88 1996        Documentary of the first thangka ceremony since the cultural revolution in Tibet, held at
                                                                           Ward Holmes                                 circulating)                                                         the Tsurphu Monastery in May 1994. Designed and constructed by 2 western Dharma
                                                                                                                                                                                            students in Lhasa, Tibet, with help from a local tent factory, this amazing piece of art is
                                                                                                                                                                                            one of the largest silk applique thangkas in the world, measuring over 10 stories high. It
                                                                                                                                                                                            was constructed in the traditional style first designed by the 9th Karmapa.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary

Tulsidas and the fire of the Veda (2 copies)            125 min., VHS                                                  Learning Support Services Library (259      AS2.050                  In this film, Mahant Veer Bhadra Mishra, the spiritual leader of the famous temple of
                                                                                                                       Van Hise Hall)                              and                      Sankat Mochan Hanuman in the Holy City of Banaras, explains the symbolism of the
                                                                                                                       and                                         BL1226.72 T85 2001       performance of Yagya (the Vedic fire sacrifice). He illuminates the threads of Indian
                                                                                                                       Memorial Library Microforms/Media                                    tradition which bind together the rituals of the Veda and the performances of Bhakti: the
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443-Videoca                                              Katha story-telling, the chanting of texts, Bhajan and Kirtan, and the Lila dramas of the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Avatar Ram and Krishna. The film also documents the performance of Sat Chandi Maha
                                                                                                                                                                                            Yagya held at the Sankat Mochan Temple of Banaras in July-August 1999.

Turbans                                                 29 min.            Erika Surat Andersen                        Learning Support Services Library (259                               Based on the memoirs of the filmmaker's grandmother, "Turbans" explores the inner
                                                                                                                       Van Hise Hall)                                                       struggles of an Asian Indian immigrant family torn between their cultural traditions and
                                                                                                                                                                                            the desire for social acceptance in America. Although born in the United States, the Singh
                                                                                                                                                                                            boys are attacked for being different. The turbans they wear, a tradition sacred to their
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sikh ancestors, serve only to identify them as outsiders in the prejudiced landscape of
                                                                                                                                                                                            Astoria, Oregon circa 1918.

Turf Wars: conservation claims in the Great Himalayan   38 min., DVD       Directed by Sanjay Barnela, Vasant Saberwal Steenbock Stacks -1st Floor                 1 Copy Claimed as of     Turf Wars explores the conflicts around conservation and development from the
National Park                                                                                                                                                      06/15/2009               perspectives of local villagers, Forest Department officials, biologists and engineers. It
                                                                                                                                                                                            highlights the contradictions in the government’s policy towards conservation which
                                                                                                                                                                                            make[s] local livelihoods expendable in the interests of biodiversity conservaiton, but
                                                                                                                                                                                            sacrifice[s] biodiversity for the sake of national development.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary

Unraveling the tragedy at Bhopal                        17 min., VHS       (produced by Gittelman Film Associates)     Law Library Circulation Desk                ?                        This video presents an accounting of the investigation of the nature and cause of the 1984
                                                                                                                                                                                            Bhopal tragedy. It details the events encountered by the investigating teams, up to the
                                                                                                                                                                                            discovery and confirmation that the tragedy was caused by human sabotage.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat summary

Untouchable: life as an outcaste                        5 discs, 30 min.   (directed by Jens Pedersen)                 College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.    DS422 C3 U558 2006       This five-part series examines the situations of individual Dalits who, despite routine
         30 min., 5 DVD                                 each, DVD                                                      West, Rm 1191                                                        violation of their humanity, are living their lives with all the dignity they can muster. The
                                                                                                                                                                                            underlying issues that keep them in their dehumanizing trades -- abject poverty, a lack of
                                                                                                                                                                                            plausible alternatives, a patriarchal social order, the sheer stigma of being a Dalit -- make
                                                                                                                                                                                            the series a particularly valuable tool for stimulating powerful discussions on human
                                                                                                                                                                                            rights.                                                  Contents: Disc 1. Verdens værste job
                                                                                                                                                                                            = The worst job on earth (disc label: The worst job in the world: the Bhangis of India) --
                                                                                                                                                                                            disc 2. Født til prostitution = Born into prostitution: the Badis of Nepal -- disc 3: Gift med
                                                                                                                                                                                            gud : brugt aft maend = Married to a goddess: the Joginis of India -- disc 4: Gældsslaverne
                                                                                                                                                                                            = Between a rock and a hard place: the debt slaves of Nepal -- disc 5: Kastevold i Indien =
                                                                                                                                                                                            Hindu vs. Hindu: caste violence in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary

                                                                                                                                                                                        India’s untouchables traditionally occupied the lowest place in the caste system. Today it
                                                                                                                                                                                        is illegal to discriminate against an untouchable, yet they remain at the bottom of the
                                                                                                                                                                                        system. Today, caste discrimination is one of the world’s biggest human rights issues. This
Urban poverty in Bangladesh: improving slum life        11 min., VHS       Director/videographer, Steven Griffiths     Memorial Library Microforms/Media                                In Dinajpur, an innovative slum of people who, despite continuous degradation and
                                                                                                                                                                   HV4140.6 A5 U73 1996 series depicts an exposed groupimprovement project is demonstrating a way forward.
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443-Videoca                                          The project is providing critical social and physical infrastructure, and skills training for
                                                                                                                                                                                        community residents. The project may serve as a model for others, allowing slum
                                                                                                                                                                                        dwellers to lead healthier, happier and more productive lives.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary

Urgency to resist the fascist forces                    26 min., DVD       Bipan Chandra                               Memorial Library Microforms/Media           HX393.5 C46 2003         Bipan Chandra and Rajdeep Sardesa present a lecture intersperced with visual clips of
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443, DVD                                                 related events in India history. Chandra addresses the topic of the current state of
                                                                                                                                                                                            Communism in India and what needs to be done to keep it from spreading. Sardesa
                                                                                                                                                                                            speaks to the role of media and free expression in the fight against Communism.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                            From the series: In defence of our dreams

Urumi : fighting for survival                           26 min., DVD       (Directed by Michael Williams)              Memorial Library Microforms/Media           Claimed as of            The film documents the lost heritage of Urumi – a rare weapon of Kalaripayattu, the
                                                                                                                       Center                                      10/27/2008               martial art of Kerala. The film traces its origin and tries to understand its mystical
                                                                                                                                                                                            dangerous portents and symbolism. The martial art tradition goes back to the
                                                                                                                                                                                            mythological time of Parashurama and is adumbrated in ancient manuscripts of
                                                                                                                                                                                            Dhanurveda. The film imbibes the orality of Urumi from great masters of martial art and
                                                                                                                                                                                            shows the rigorous and exacting training required under the vigilant eyes of a Guru for
                                                                                                                                                                                            using it efficiently and appropriately. The women never lagged behind in using this art for
                                                                                                                                                                                            survival. The film also traces the Nair resistance of colonial days, using Urumi.

Vaastu Marabu                                           52 min.            By: Bala Kailasam                           Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                 India is a country where an ancient civilization survives not only in its artifacts but as a
                                                                                                                       Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                                living entity. The Vishwakarmas, holders of architectural and artistic heritage, have
                                                                                                                                                                                            maintained the skills and the theoreticla basis essential for the designing and executing of
                                                                                                                                                                                            almost all facets of the built environment. This film attempts to bring this heritage to life
                                                                                                                                                                                            through one of the foremost sthapatis and documents the theory and practice of the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Vaastu tradition before it is lost. Ancient technologies that continue to be used today are
                                                                                                                                                                                            shown in great detail. The film documents the process of making sculptures and explores
                                                                                                                                                                                            meaning of various symbols, icons and mathematical principles from a point of view of a
                                                                                                                                                                                            shilpi (sculptor).

Valleys in transition                                   42 min., VHS       (produced by the Laga Khan Rural Support    Memorial Library Microforms/Media           Video Cassette SA-1129 A description of socio-economic problems in Himalayan valleys and the efforts to develop
                                                                           Program)                                    Center                                                             economically.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat summary
Vardan=The boon                                         22 min., VHS                                                   Memorial Library Microforms/Media           S494.5 A45 V37 1999    Documentary on the development of agroforestry to provide economic viability for the
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443-Videoca                                            rural poor of India.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary
Varnam through ages                                     175 min., 2 VHS                                                Memorial Library Microforms/Media           Video Cassette SA-1319 Lecture on Karnatic music with illustrations of the Varnam
                                                                                                                       Center Room 443-SA Video                                           Source: Madcat Summary

                   Documentary Title                         Time/Format                       Creators                                     Library                      Call Number                                                   Description
View from a grain of sand - three women, three wars :      84 min., DVD       (directed by Meena Nanji)                   Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HQ1236.5 A3 V5 2006      Shot in refugee camps of Pakistan and the war-torn city of Kabul, three remarkable
stories of survival from Afghanistan                                                                                      Center                                                              Afghan women lead us through the maze of Afghanistans complex history, informing this
                                                                                                                                                                                              examination of how international interventions, war and the rise of political Islam have
                                                                                                                                                                                              stripped Afghan women of their freedom over the last thirty years. Combining verité
                                                                                                                                                                                              footage, interviews and rare archival material, this evocative film is a harrowing, thought-
                                                                                                                                                                                              provoking and movingly intimate portrait of a still divided and brutalized nation.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Addressing timely issues of women, Islam, and US foreign policy, the film is a compelling
                                                                                                                                                                                              and vital addition to the global dialogue of our times.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Film site:

Village and town music of India & Nepal                    67 min., DVD       (filmed by Roderic Knight)                  Music Library (Mills) Audio Facility       DVD 298                  Depicts the music and life of musicians in their villages in India and Nepal. Features
                                                                                                                                                                                              performances of various Indian and Nepalese folk musical instruments in both rural and
                                                                                                                                                                                              urban settings and scenes showing daily activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat summary

Village man, city man                                      38 min., VHS       (produced by South Asian Area Center,       Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.005.001              A documentary on the life of a young millworker in an industrial section of Delhi, and
                                                                              University of Wisconsin-Madison)                                                                                follows him on a return visit to his village in Uttar Pradesh. Shows changes and
                                                                                                                                                                                              continuities in his life by conversations with his friends at the mill and by observations of
                                                                                                                                                                                              how he works and spends his leisure time in both city and village.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat summary
                                                                                                                                                                                              From the series: Contemporary South Asia

Village republic                                           50 min., VHS       Script and direction, Christopher Rego      Memorial Library Microforms/Media          JS7008 V55 1995          Documentary on panchayat and villages in India.
                                                                                                                          Center Room 443-Videoca                                             Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                              From the series: Wealth of the Nation
Visions and sounds of Indian classical dance               23 min., VHS       Produced by Malini Srirama                  Memorial Library Microforms/Media          GV1693 V55 1990          dancer/choreographer Malini Srirama examines the origins of classical dance as a form of
                                                                                                                          Center Room 443-Videoca                                             temple worship set in an authentic ancient temple in South India. She demostrates its
                                                                                                                                                                                              present concert form form as public entertainment, and demonstrates physical and
                                                                                                                                                                                              musical aspects, and basic dance techniques, such as hand gestures, foot rhythms, facial
                                                                                                                                                                                              mime and interaction between musicians and dancer. These are combined into the dance
                                                                                                                                                                                              as a whole. Through two styles of classical dance, Bharatha Natya and Kuchipudi, the
                                                                                                                                                                                              Western audience can see the framework and begin to understand and enjoy the art
                                                                                                                                                                                              form. The dances presented here range form classical Thillana to the semi-classical
                                                                                                                                                                                              Peacock Dance.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: www.

Voice of her own: women and economic change in Asia        24 min., VHS       Directed and produced by Andrea Kalin       Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HQ1726 V65 1997          Profiles challenges and change for women in Asia. Shows educational efforts in Cambodia,
                                                                                                                          Center Room 443-Videoca                                             home employment in the Philippines, and help for garment workers in Bangladesh.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat Summary

Voice of Zarathushtra                                      42 min., VHS       Producer, Zul Vellani, Homi Sethna          Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1318    The Gathas of Zarathushtra recited in English with commentaries.
                                                                                                                          Center Room 443-SA Video                                            Source: Madcat Summary

Voices of the people : the elections in India 1977 (2      30 min., VHS       (produced by Center for South Asian         Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS480.852 V65 1990       Discusses events leading to the state of emergency and subsequent election of a new
copies)                                                                       Studies, Madison)                           Center                                     and                      government in 1977 in India.
                                                                                                                          and                                        AS2.015                  Source: Madcat summary
                                                                                                                          Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise

Voices of the Sidis: Two documentaries                     22 min., 26 min.   by Beheroze Shroff                          Center for South Asia Outreach Video                                1) We're Indian and African
                                                                                                                          Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               This documentary explores the lives of the Afro-Indian Sidis of Bava Gor village in Gujarat.
                                                                                                                                                                                              The Sidis talk about the challenges of their work as caretakers of the shrine of their
                                                                                                                                                                                              ancestral saint Bava Gor. They also discuss their sacred Goma-Dhammal dance as it is
                                                                                                                                                                                              performed for devotees and for spectators. The documentary also gives a glimpse into
                                                                                                                                                                                              the spiritual legacy of the Sidis through the Parsi devotees of Bava Gor in Bombay.

                                                                                                                                                                                              2) Ancestral Links
                                                                                                                                                                                              In this entertaining portrait of an urban Sidi family in Bombay, India, the father Babubhai
                                                                                                                                                                                              traces his ancestry to Zanzibar, Tanzania. Babubhai’s wife Fatimaben talks about her
                                                                                                                                                                                              grandmother who worked in a Hindu royal court. Finally, Heena the daughter talks about
                                                                                                                                                                                              issues of identity. Babubhai also discusses his past work as a stuntman in Bollywood films.

Vote                                                                          By Pankaj Rishi Kumar                       Center for South Asia Outreach Video                       this film, Pankaj Rishi Kumar tackles one of the most delicate problems:how to show
                                                                                                                          Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                               on screen the way the democratic ideal adapts itself to the surrounding social, economic,
                                                                                                                                                                                              political, and cultural context? What the film director achieved with "MAT" is impressive
                                                                                                                                                                                              inasmuch as the material collected (electoral meetings, interviews of candidates and
                                                                                                                                                                                              converstaions with the electorate ) was so subtly deconstructed and reconstructed as to
                                                                                                                                                                                              yield the portrait of a people in its full complexity. Through it we are transported not only
                                                                                                                                                                                              to India but to anywhwre on the planet, where so called intangible values are
                                                                                                                                                                                              imperceptibly corrupted as soon as they are applied:human all too human, as someone

Wages of action : religion in a Hindu village (2 copies)   47 min., VHS       Made in collaboration with Joseph Elder and Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BL1150 W32 1990          Set in Soyepur, a village near Varanasi, India, this film discusses Hinduism and how it
                                                                              the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center Center                                      and                      touches every aspect of a villager’s life from birth to death. It focuses on everyday
                                                                              for South Asia                              and                                        AS2.009.001              religious practices in the village of Soyepur, near Banaras. The film observes young men
                                                                                                                          Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise                              praying to Lord Hanuman before a wrestling match, a grandmother offering water to a
                                                                                                                          (ph:608-262-8695)                                                   sacred tulsi plant, a Brahman priest conducting a Satyanarayan puja, low-caste ojhas
                                                                                                                                                                                              exorcising spirits from the ill, and a Soyepur couple making a one-day pilgrimage to a
                                                                                                                                                                                              shrine by the Ganges river. The film shows villagers describing ghosts and their placation,
                                                                                                                                                                                              a brahman housewife explaining how she maintains her kitchen's ritual purity, and an
                                                                                                                                                                                              itinerant holy man teaching through song the oneness of God and the inevitability of
                                                                                                                                                                                              receiving the wages of one's actions.

Walking with the Buddha                                    29 min., VHS       Executive producer, Ronald Saucci           Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BQ554 W35 1996           Program focuses on the life of the Buddha, the development of Buddhism in various
                                                                                                                          Center Room 443-Videoca                                             countries, and the day to day lives of Buddhist priests as they counsel, teach, beg for alms,
                                                                                                                                                                                              and meditate.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat Summary
Wal-Mart: the high cost of low price                       97 min., DVD       Produced & directed by Robert Greenwald     College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   HF5429.215 U6 W35        Looks at the effect Wal-Mart stores have on local businesses, their employees’ economic
                                                                                                                          West, Rm 1191                              2005b                    status, the rights of women and minorities as Wal-Mart Associates, the lack of
                                                                                                                                                                                              environmental responsibility by Wal-Mart starting with corporate headquarters on down,
                                                                                                                                                                                              and the exploitation of Chinese and Bangladesh workers. Shows that Wal-Mart has
                                                                                                                                                                                              concern for its own profits by heavy in-store security but well-known lack of security in
                                                                                                                                                                                              their parking lots which have an inordinate amount of crime. Gives some case studies of
                                                                                                                                                                                              activist groups that have won some victories for the workers and have prevented
                                                                                                                                                                                              construction of Wal-Mart stores in various communities.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Madcat Summary

Wangala - a Garo festival                                  30 min., DVD       (directed by Bappa Ray)                     Memorial Library Microforms/Media          DS432 G34 W36 2007        The lineage of the Garo people of Western Meghalaya goes back to Tibet. The Garo hills
                                                                                                                          Center                                                              are interspersed with patches of low-lying plains bordering Assam and Bangladesh. The
                                                                                                                                                                                              life of Garos revolve around the Sun God, who rules their Jhum or shifting cultivation, and
                                                                                                                                                                                              envelops the dynamics of their life ways. The Wangala festival of the Garos is the time for
                                                                                                                                                                                              celebrating the bounty and well being, bestowed by Sun God. It is the time to rejoice; time
                                                                                                                                                                                              to choose the Bride and the Groom; and the time for young persons to mingle freely. The
                                                                                                                                                                                              film place the life and times of Garos in the background of their traditional philosophy and
                                                                                                                                                                                              belief systems, and provides a mirror to the Garo mindscape.

                 Documentary Title                         Time/Format                       Creators                                  Library                       Call Number                                                 Description
War & Peace                                              90+ min.          By Anand Patwardhan                        Center for South Asia Outreach Video                              Anand Patwardhan's impressive and impassioned documentary digs beneath the patriotic
                                                                                                                      Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                             fervor that followed the nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan in 1998, revealing
                                                                                                                                                                                        the essentially political nature of nuclear proliferation and the divisions in Indian society it
                                                                                                                                                                                        both cloaks and fosters. A wide-ranging look at the issue of nuclear nationalism, the film
                                                                                                                                                                                        features extensive news footage and a well-rounded series of interviews with government
                                                                                                                                                                                        officials, nuclear scientists, pro- and antinuclear activists, and ordinary citizens, including
                                                                                                                                                                                        the poor who suffer without recourse the brunt of nuclear testing and uranium mining.
                                                                                                                                                                                        ("The government is like a mother," one old man says, shrugging. "If the mother decides
                                                                                                                                                                                        to feed poison to her child, what is the child to do?") In their promotion of nuclear
                                                                                                                                                                                        weaponry, the logic of international prestige and the global arms trade suffuse the very
                                                                                                                                                                                        concept of security with Orwellian irony. At the same time, the film moves beyond India's
                                                                                                                                                                                        borders to Pakistan, Japan, and the United States to understand efforts to transcend
                                                                                                                                                                                        nuclear world politics by building an international movement for peace.

We are not your monkeys (2 copies)                       25 min., VHS      (directed by Anand Patwardhan)             Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size       DS422 C3 W4 1998       "We are not your monkeys" is a song composed by Daya Pawar which disputes the notion
                                                                                                                      Shelving                                                          of divine superiority in Indian culture. It offers a lower caste perspective of the Ramayana
                                                                                                                      and                                                               story of Hindu legend. It is sung by Sambhaji Bhagat. "Occupation, millworker" tells the
                                                                                                                      Center for South Asia Outreach Video                              story of the New Great Eastern Mill in Bombay, which was taken over by the workers
                                                                                                                      Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                             after a four year lockout by management.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat summary

Weaving tales of cloth                                   18 min., DVD      Script & direction, Jahar Kanungo ;        Memorial Library Microforms/Media          TS1490 W38 2002     Documentary on "Baluchari," one of the most popular weaving techniques used to make
                                                                           producer, Surendra Kaul                    Center Room 443, DVD                                           saris in Bengal, India. Puranic tales or legends of Ramayana and Mahabharata are
                                                                                                                                                                                     depicted on the saris. These tales form a part of the design and also become the visual
                                                                                                                                                                                     depiction of popular folklores.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Source: Madcat Summary
Wedding of the goddess (2 copies)                        78 min., VHS      (directed by Mira Reym Binford & Michael   Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.003.001         A documentary on the Chitterai Festival in Madurai, India, that provides historical
                                                                           Camerini)                                  and                                        and                 background on the annual festival, shows the reenactment of the marriage of the god
                                                                                                                      Memorial Library Microforms/Media          BL1225 M48 W43 1987 Sundareshvara and the goddess Minakshi, and provides a picture of the proceedings of
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                        the 19-day festival.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Source: Madcat summary

What has happened to this city?                          54 min., VHS      Director, Deema Ohanraj                    Memorial Library Microforms/Media          Video Cassette SA-1244 TV program on the Hyderabad communal riots of 1990
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                          Source: Madcat Summary

What in the world?                                       26 min., 5 DVD    director, Ruth Meehan                      College Library Main Collection, 1st Fl.   JZ1318 W43 2005        Many Westerners embrace globalization -- but do they grasp how profoundly their
                                                                                                                      West, Rm 1191                                                     consumption and spending habits affect people thousands of miles away? Filmed entirely
                                                                                                                                                                                        on location in Malawi, Ecuador, Nicaragua, India, and Guatemala, this five-part series
                                                                                                                                                                                        illuminates what globalization means for citizens of those nations. Emotional and
                                                                                                                                                                                        informative interviews with farmers, school teachers, community activists, and others
                                                                                                                                                                                        reveal the human side of situations too often assessed only in terms of business and profit
                                                                                                                                                                                        Contents: [v. 1.] Malawi : a nation going hungry -- [v. 2.] Ecuador : divided over oil -- [v.
                                                                                                                                                                                        3.] Nicaragua : turning away from violence -- [v. 4.] India : working to end child labor -- [v.
                                                                                                                                                                                        5.] Guatemala : the human price of coffee.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary

What is Buddhism?                                        20 min., VHS      Produced and directed by Ashleigh V.       MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12      BQ4032 .W53 2003       Students will gain insight into this religion by investigating its history and learning about
                                                                           Dennett                                    Stacks                                                            Siddhartha Gautama, know as the Buddha, whose teachings provide a basis for Buddhism.
                                                                                                                                                                                        To develop respect for the worship practices of Buddhists, students will follow a family as
                                                                                                                                                                                        they visit a Buddhist temple and worship in their home shrine.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                        From the series: Understanding world religions

What is Buddhism?                                        20 min., DVD      Produced and directed by Ashleigh V.       MERIT Library (formerly CIMC) PreK-12      BQ4032 .W53 2006       Overview of Buddhism, a religion practiced by over 360 million adherents worldwide.
                                                                           Dennett                                    Stacks                                                            Source: Madcat Summary

What is Hinduism?                                        20 min., VHS      (producer by Andrew Schlessinger)          CIMC PreK-12 Stacks                        BL1203 .W53 2003       Students learn about the history of the Hindu faith with its roots in the ancient Indus River
                                                                                                                                                                                        Valley civilization. Students gain insight into the worship practices of Hinduism by visiting a
                                                                                                                                                                                        temple, or mandir, and seeing a Hindu priest perform a prayer ritual called a puja. See a
                                                                                                                                                                                        family celebrating the holiday of Diwali, a festive celebration of lights.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat summary

Wheel of Life: The central doctrines of Tiberan Buddhism 35 min., VHS      Produced, written and photographed by      Learning Support Services 259 Van Hise     AS2.039
                                                                           Edward W. Bastian
When women unite : the story of an uprising (2 copies)   80 min., VHS      Directed by Shabnam Virmani                Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HV5091 I4 W54 1996     This film re-creates the actual struggle of women in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh,
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                           India to outlaw the sale of the local liquor, Arak. It is based on testimony from the women
                                                                                                                      and                                                               of 22 villages in the region. Powerfully performed by the same villagers, it is a passionate
                                                                                                                      Center for South Asia Outreach Video                              revival of their dramatic victory.
                                                                                                                      Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                             Source: www.

Where’s my dinner?                                       22 min., DVD      Research and direction, Rishu Nigam        Memorial Library Microforms/Media          IN PROCESS (as of 25   Documentary film is about rural poverty and hunger in India. Reviews the success of grain
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443, DVD                       July 2009)             banks and other aspects of food management, public systems, deforestation and food for
                                                                                                                                                                                        work programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat Summary
While Picking Grass                                      VHS                                                          Learning Support Services Library (259     AS2.038
                                                                                                                      Van Hise Hall)
Who Will Cast The First Stone                            52 mins., VHS     Directed by Ahmed A. Jamal and Sabiha      Center for South Asia Outreach Video                              Examines the impact of Islamization on women in Pakistan, revealing the oppression and
                                                                           Sumar                                      Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                             injustice which has led Pakistani women to the forefront of the political struggle for equal
                                                                                                                                                                                        rights. In 1979, Zina (defined as adultery, rape or extramarital sex) became a crime
                                                                                                                                                                                        against the state punishable by stoning to death. These new laws were intended to
                                                                                                                                                                                        promote the middle class image of an ideal Muslim woman--chaste, submissive and
                                                                                                                                                                                        confined. This documentary focuses on the case histories of three women and features
                                                                                                                                                                                        interviews with them as well as with human rights activists, religious leaders, lawyers and

Why women count                                          205 min., 3 DVD   Researched, produced and directed by       Memorial Library Microforms/Media          This Copy Being        This three-part series comprises 41 video clips focusing on the theme of empowerment
                                                                           Poojita Chowdhury                          Center Room 443, DVD                       Processed as of        and what that means in the lives of ordinary women around the world.
                                                                                                                                                                 07/08/2009             Source: Madcat Summary

Widening horizons                                        48 min., VHS      (produced by Nepal Forum of                Memorial Library Microforms/Media          JS7008 R39 1999        Regional Workshop on the Role of Local, Elected Institutions in Community Forestry
                                                                           Environmental Journalists)                 Center                                                            Management in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas, 16-21 March, 1998. It is part of a concerted
                                                                                                                                                                                        effort to bring together the voices of people from the region and give them a forum to
                                                                                                                                                                                        discuss governance and rights over use of natural resources.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Madcat summary

Woman’s place: Short stories                             70 min., VHS                                                 Memorial Library Microforms/Media          HQ1161 W663 1995       Six 10 minute videos by women about the status and condition of women in 6 countries.
                                                                                                                      Center Room 443-Videoca                                           [1] In Fiji women are involved in new sea farming projects. [2] In South Africa a literacy
                                                                                                                                                                                        campaign gives birth to an effective anti-liquor campaign. [3] In South Africa, the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Women’s Health Project ensures that women will have a voice in shaping the new health
                                                                                                                                                                                        care system. [4] A new generation of Caribbean women are using drama and reggae to
                                                                                                                                                                                        focus attention on domestic violence. [5] Thousands of Filipino women are leaving
                                                                                                                                                                                        children and country behind to work as domestics in Hong Kong. [6] Guatemalan women
                                                                                                                                                                                        widowed in the civil unrest have formed an organization, Conavigua, to conduct literacy
                                                                                                                                                                                        classes and encourage political participation.                           Contents: Teach a
                                                                                                                                                                                        woman how to fish and ... / Amelia Simmons -- Dry days in Dobbagunta / Nupur Basu -- A
                                                                                                                                                                                        Healthy start / Sandra Herrington -- The Alarm rings softly / Judith Laird -- The Amahs of
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hong Kong / Anastasia Edwards -- Footprints of sorrow / Claudia Esmerado.
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                   Documentary Title      Time/Format                       Creators                                    Library                      Call Number                                                  Description
Woman's Place                           60 min.           Writer: Paromita Vohra, Editors: Maria        Center for South Asia Outreach Video                              A Woman's Place profiles women from three different countries who are fighting for
                                                          Nicolo & Talat Shah                           Lending Library (phone: 608-262-9224)                             balance and equality in today's world. The central question that the documentary
                                                                                                                                                                          explores is "Can new laws change old way?" The companion Web site provides an
                                                                                                                                                                          extensive, 36-page Educational Guide for the film and beyond.

Women behind the camera                 90 min., 2 DVDs   Written, directed and produced by Alexis      Memorial Library Microforms/Media       TR849 A1 W66 2007         This global feature reveals camerawomen’s struggles to survive the odds in Hollywood,
                                                          Krasilovsky                                   Center Room 443, DVD                                              Bollywood, Afghanistan, Canada, China, India, France, Iran, Japan, Mexico, the U.S. and
                                                                                                                                                                          other countries in a way that has never been done before
                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary

Women in Bangladesh                     23 min. VHS                                                     Memorial Library Microforms/Media       HQ1745.6 W648 1995        This film presents an exclusive interview with Taslima Nasreen who has fled her country
                                                                                                        Center Room 443-Videoca                                           and is in hiding. Ms. Nasreen is one the few women in her country who have dared to call
                                                                                                                                                                          for more freedom for the women of Bangladesh. The film puts her story in the context of
                                                                                                                                                                          the condition suffered by women in Bangladesh. The film includes footage of Begum Zia,
                                                                                                                                                                          the premier of Bangladesh who, surprisingly, is a woman.
                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary

Women of Islam: veiling and seclusion   50 min., DVD      Produced and directed by Farheen Pasha        Memorial Library Microforms/Media       BP173.4 W66 2004          Farheen Umar travels throughout Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and the United States to
                                                          Umar                                          Center Room 443, DVD                                              interview Muslim women about Western assumptions about the practice of wearing veils.
                                                                                                                                                                          Explores the historical origins and stereotypes about veiling and confronts common
                                                                                                                                                                          misconceptions about the tradition of covering in Muslim society.
                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary

Women’s bank of Bangladesh              47 min. VHS       Direction and production by Mark              Memorial Library Microforms/Media       HG3290.6 A8 G737          More than 100 million people live below poverty level in Bangladesh--many of them
                                                          Aardenburg                                    Center Room 443-Videoca                 1997                      women. Thanks to the Grameen Bank and the small-business loans it makes to women
                                                                                                                                                                          only, many of them and their families are beginning to prosper. This program describes
                                                                                                                                                                          the philosophy, development, and function of the bank, then follows the daily activities of
                                                                                                                                                                          three women who have taken out loans to fund their cottage industries. We follow the
                                                                                                                                                                          women to bank-sponsored support groups and business classes, and watch as they sign
                                                                                                                                                                          their names and receive their loans. Islamic leaders, along with most males, oppose the
                                                                                                                                                                          loans as being contrary to Islamic law. But bank founder and economics professor
                                                                                                                                                                          Muhammad Yunus defends the bank's policies, stating that women in the region are more
                                                                                                                                                                          competitive in business than men. The Grameen Bank model has been copied in more
                                                                                                                                                                          than 40 countries throughout the world.
                                                                                                                                                                          Source: aems,

World in Claire’s classroom             89 min., VHS      Produced and directed by Lisa Merton and      MERIT Library (formerly CIMC)           LC1099.4.V5 W675          A documentary examining how veteran teacher Claire Oglesby addresses issues of
                                                          Alan Dater Narrator: Garrison Keillor         Professional Stacks                     2000                      respect, diversity and community building in her first and second grade classroom at the
                                                                                                                                                                          public school in WestminsterWest, Vermont. Each year, the whole school carries out an
                                                                                                                                                                          integrated, in-depth study of another culture which lasts for the entire second half of the
                                                                                                                                                                          school year, involving students, parents and community members. This year the focus is
                                                                                                                                                                          on the study of India.
                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary

Y.C.P., 1997                            38 min., VHS      Directed by Anjali Monteiro and K. P.         Memorial Library Microforms/Media       HV9795 P862 Y479          Examines the lives and work of six prisoners from Yerwada Central Prison in Pune, India.
                                                          Jayasankar                                    Center Room 443-Videoca                 1997                      Through their poems and writings the film explores the ways in which they cope with the
                                                                                                                                                                          pain and stigma of incarceration.
                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary
Yogis of Tibet: a film for posterity    77 min., DVD      Executive producers, Phil Borack, Jo Borack Memorial Library Microforms/Media         BQ7805 Y64 2002           An overview of the history and traditional practices of Tibetan yogi masters. Includes
                                                          ; Location producer and director, Jeffrey M. Center Room 443, DVD                                               interviews with Choje Togden Rinpoche, Garchen Rinpoche, Ven Drubwang Konchok
                                                          Pill                                                                                                            Norbu Rinpoche, Chetsang Rinpoche, and the 14th Dalai Lama.
                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Madcat Summary

Young workers                           106 min., VHS     Audio Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social   Memorial Library Microforms/Media       Video Cassette SA-1691 Emergence of child labor in India, in a historical, societal context; includes case studies of
                                                          Sciences                                      Center Room 443-SA Video                                       the match industry in Sivakasi and powerloom industry in Bhivandi.
                                                                                                                                                                       Source: Madcat Summary


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