All titles listed in the AV Media Catalog may be checked out by faculty of San Francisco State University only. We regret that these titles are owned by SFSU under restrictive license agreements and copyright law, and thereby are not available for duplication, loan or rental to other schools, libraries, or public agencies. The AV staff will be happy to provide information about where copies of the videos were purchased. IRAQ All titles listed in the AV Media Catalog may be checked out by faculty of San Francisco State University only. We regret that these titles are owned by SFSU under restrictive license agreements and copyright law, and thereby are not available for duplication, loan or rental to other schools, libraries, or public agencies. Bashu, the Little Stranger 84826 VC 1989 2 hrs. Writer-director Bahram Beizai 's subtly-crafted tale of survival and the transcendent power of love centers on a 10-year-old boy orphaned in the Iran-Iraq war. Cinematography by Firooz Malekzadeh. With Susan Taslimi, Adnan Afravian. In Farsi, Arabic, and Gilaki with subtitles. Dreaming a Nation 89495 VC 1993 50 min. Blood and Belonging Series This program visits guerrilla camps in the mountain passes of Iraqi Kurdistan where the Kurdish people have lived, surrounded by hostile nations, for 4,000 years, to discover whether whether nationalism can create a nation. Their history, ethnic divisions among the Kurds and the role of political parties are considered. Written and presented by Michael Ignatieff. Fresh Blood: A Consideration of Belonging 87970 VC 1996 54 min. Filmmaker b. h. Yael created a complex study of personal identity when she traveled to Israel to find her Holocaust survivor father; she also visits with her Iraqi-born mother and grandmother. Popular culture, traveling, belly dancing, gender, ethnicity and religion are intertwined in this study of life as a lesbian Iraqi Jew. The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance: Middle East & Africa I 86016 VC 199- 1 hr. The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance Series Series, prepared with the National Museum of Ethnology at Osaka, Japan, presents a folk songs, music and dance from around the world, performed in culturally appropriate settings. This tape presents regional music and dance from Turkey, including an Islamic call to worship and a dance of the whirling dervishes, a dulcimer solo from Iran, Bedouin dance and a song from Iraq, and songs and dances from Lebanon and Qatar. Study guide available for each region. Legacy: 1. Iraq - The Cradle of Civilizaton 84253 VC 1991 57 min. Legacy Series Michael Wood hosts this 6-part series exploring how institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago still affect the politics and culture of many parts of the world today. The first part traces the roots of Western civilizaton to their source: the Sumerians of Mesopotamia. Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Mandeans all played a part in shaping the culture of what is now Iraq. Life: 21. In the Name of Honour 10171 VC 2000 24 min. Life Series This Television Trust for the Environment series focuses on globalization and its effects on individuals and communities around the world. In male dominated Kurdish society, honor killings, abuse, repression, illiteracy and social isolation plague many women. This program by Alex Gabbay looks at the work of the Independent Women's Organization, a radical group trying to improve the lives of Kurdish women in northern Iraq. The leader of the government-backed Peshmerga Force of Kurdish women soldiers also comments on standing up for women's rights. Narrator Rachel Atkins. Oil, Arms, and the Gulf 89796 VC 1990 29 min. What are the long-term implications of U.S. and European military involvement in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait? What are the effects of mixing oil, military force, and Arab nationalism? American and Middle Eastern voices speak out. Saddam's Killing Fields 84309 VC 1992 58 min. Frontline Series Follows dissident Iraqi writer Kanan Makiya 's investigation of Saddam Hussein 's program to exterminate the Kurdish people of Iraq. In addition to the documents, audio-, and videotapes detailing "routine" surveillance, torture, and public executions carried out by the state, there was evidence of a campaign that led to the mass-murder of at least 100,000 Kurds. Closed captioned. Sworn to Secrecy - Secrets of War: 1. Spies in the Sky 83031 VC 1998 53 min. Sworn to Secrecy Series This Time-Life series looks at advances in spy techology since World War II and how these gadgets and deceptions have affected modern history. This first program presents stories about aerial reconnaissance in World War II, the impact of satellite reconnaissance on the Cold War, the SR-71 Blackbird and remotely piloted aerial drones so sophisticated that Iraqi troops tried to surrender them during the Gulf War. Written and produced by Emma Webster; narrated by Charlton Heston. Sworn to Secrecy - Secrets of War: 2. The Gulf War: Secrets in the Sand 83032 VC 1998 53 min. Sworn to Secrecy Series This Time-Life series looks at advances in spy techology since World War II and how these gadgets and deceptions have affected modern history. The war between Coalition and Iraqui forces over Kuwait is profiled in this second episode. Uses of depleted uranium artillery rounds, Scud missles, J-Stars and U-2 reconaissance are detailed. Written and produced by Wayne Weiss; narrated by Charlton Heston.