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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.

				
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