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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA EXTENSION CENTER FOR MEDIA AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING 1999-2000 New and Award-Winning Videos For the K-12 Curriculum A World of Diﬀerences: Understanding Cross- Cultural Communication (page ): “I’d feel a lot better about the future of our planet if I knew every student in school today had seen this video and discussed the issues it raises.” Forgotten Fires (page ): “If we wanted a real dialogue about race in America, we’d start with this ﬁlm. Its strong dose of reality begs for an honest response from a wide audience.” — Bill Moyers Six Billion and Beyond (page ): “The best introduction available on video to the interconnected issues of population growth, economic development, equal rights Cover Image: for women, and environmental protection Secrets in Stone (page ): around the world.” “This is the best short video… on the research that led to the theory of plate tectonics. The graphics are excellent and the narrative superb.” http://www–cmil.unex.berkeley.edu/media/ 2 Social Studies/History Phone: -- Social Studies/History NEW FOR 1999-2000! South Africa: Building Democracy This authoritative three-part series on the “new” South Africa examines the historic transformations sweeping the country. Each part consists of two stand-alone half-hour stories of exemplary South Africans, while the series as a whole may provide the most comprehensive and accessible portrait currently available of contemporary South Africa. This remarkable series helps students understand the large events and issues in South Africa’s recent past and present by entering the lives of vibrant, compelling people. This approach enables the ﬁlms to bring key topics vividly to life — from health care and housing to government and business. This series will be of interest to a wide range of teachers of high school social studies, world history, and current world aﬀairs, Produced by Sam Kauﬀman. “An extremely valuable teaching tool! The dramatic events that followed the collapse of apartheid in South Africa provide a rare opportunity to observe how a diverse polity, confronted with deeply rooted social and economic problems, can nevertheless create genuinely democratic institutions. The ﬁlms capture this process vividly and admirably. They tell a powerful story through the voices of those who are working under Six Billion and Beyond extremely diﬃcult conditions to consummate this historic transformation. I highly recommend this series.” — Glenn C. Loury, Dir., Institute on Race and Social Division, Boston Univ. NEW FOR 1999-2000! Save More Than 25% Six Billion and Beyond Special Series Price: $425 world’s six billion people H are under the age of . The decisions they make about how many children to have, and when to have them, will be critical Part One Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, a Catholic priest, was tortured and imprisoned during the in shaping life on earth in the next years. But apartheid era. He was recently elected to Parlia- what factors are shaping these young people’s ment and helps pass a new Constitution. His decisions? work with both whites and blacks in Parliament This thought-provoking documentary is, stated shows that reconciliation is possible. simply, the best and most comprehensive intro- Claudette Yakobi lives in an infamous squatter duction available on video to the interconnected camp called Phola Park. Although the living issues of population growth, economic develop- conditions are shocking, Claudette and the ment, equal rights and opportunities for women, other residents of this squatter camp work to- South Africa: Building Democracy and environmental protection around the world. gether to build a better life for themselves. With The ﬁlm interweaves expert commentary with a grant from a private agency and money from Part Three incisive portraits of young people in six diverse the new government, they are able to buy small plots of land. They hope that someday they will Dawie De Villiers, an Afrikaner businessman countries — Mexico, Italy, Kenya, India, China, living in Pretoria, tries to conduct business in a and the USA — to illustrate how young people be able to exchange their shacks for real houses. country now run by blacks. Like many whites, are making decisions about their lifestyles, pat- 52 min. Gr. 9-12 1999 Catalog #38474 his love of South Africa is undercut by his disdain terns of consumption, and reproductive choices. Sale: video $195, Rental: video $70 for the black government, which he considers The ﬁlm demonstrates how these decisions will incompetent. He threatens to leave the country have an extraordinary impact on the world’s Part Two if standards begin to slide and crime is not environment, and how in turn the condition of Sarah Khambane is a health worker in the brought under control. the environment will strongly aﬀect the quality Northern Province of South Africa, a province Thandi Orleyn-Sekete, a lawyer, is national of people’s lives everywhere. known for its right-wing Afrikaners. She teaches director of IMSSA, South Africa’s largest inde- Six Billion and Beyond is a thought-provoking primary health care to black farm workers on pendent mediation and arbitration service. work that will stimulate classrooom discussion white-owned farms. She confronts one Afrikaner Under apartheid, she struggled to get a decent in any high school class that considers economic farmer about the appalling conditions of farm education that would enable her to compete development, population issues, contemporary workers on his farm. Throughout the episode with whites. Having managed to earn a law social issues, the environment, or women’s Sarah tries to implement urgently needed degree and build a career as an attorney, she studies. It was produced by Linda Harrar improvements in health care by working directly bristles at the charges of black incompetence Productions and is hosted and narrated by noted with the aﬀected farm workers. She says that leveled by whites. Thandi proves by example actress Blythe Danner. An accompanying study little progress has been made in rural health care that, with training, blacks can deliver the same guide helps facilitate classsroom use. since the elections, and she wonders how standards as whites. She cautions, however, that “A fresh, contemporary, and highly informative long it will be before any change takes place. providing high standards for everyone is a lot look at global population issues. It adeptly reveals Selven Chetty, a violence monitor, struggles to harder than providing high standards only for the heart of the population-environment challenge help contain the simmering civil war that has whites. by exploring the choices and aspirations of today’s long threatened the stability of the province 52 min. Gr. 9-12 1999 Catalog #38476 teenagers within their own cultures. Engaging and called KwaZulu-Natal. By demanding that an Sale: video $195, Rental: video $70 thought-provoking, the ﬁlm is ideal for generating investigation of a brutal massacre be conducted spirited classroom discussion and debate on some of by police living outside the region, he is able to the most critical issues of our time.” — Sandra bring the perpetrators to justice. For his work, Postel, Senior Fellow, Worldwatch Institute Selvan is honored by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 56 min. Gr. 8-12 1999 Catalog #38472 52 min. Gr. 9-12 1999 Catalog #38475 Sale: video $225, Rental: video $75 Sale: video $195, Rental: video $70 Fax: -- Social Studies/History 3 NEW FOR 1999-2000! NEW FOR 1999-2000! Forgotten Fires Ishi of Fire Mountain Golden Spire Award, San This extraordinary video is a newly restored and Francisco Intl. Film Festival edited version of the classic educational docu- Gold Medal, Flagstaﬀ Intl. mentary, Ishi in Two Worlds. That ﬁlm won Film Festival major awards and honors worldwide and is still Juror’s Choice Award, widely used in classrooms at all levels through- Charlotte Film Festival out the country. Theodora Kroeber collaborated PBS National Broadcasts on the original script and furnished many of the ﬁlm’s rare still photographs and vintage motion- a new docu- E mentary comes along that is so powerful, so illuminating, and so unforgettable that it is picture footage. The ﬁlm is based on her emi- nent book, also titled Ishi in Two Worlds, which remains after nearly years in print one of the most moving and sensitive depictions ever writ- deemed an instant classic and an ten on cultural diﬀerences and the relationship essential classroom teaching tool. of people to the environment and each other. Forgotten Fires is such a ﬁlm. This This new edition of the ﬁlm skillfully relates the riveting exploration of the devastat- poignant story of Ishi, the last survivor of ing consequences of racial hatred California’s Yahi tribe, and makes that story shines a profoundly revealing light meaningful for students today. Superb color into the darkest reaches of America’s Forgotten Fires photography of the Yahi homeland blends seam- heart and soul. lessly with vintage images of Ishi and his time. The ﬁlm investigates the burning of two African-American churches in rural South Carolina by a This new edition is narrated by Darryl Babe young convert to the Ku Klux Klan. Told through remarkably frank interviews with both the victims Wilson of the Iss and Aw’te, neighboring tribes and the perpetrators of these racial crimes, the ﬁlm puts a surprisingly human face on racism, trans- to the now-extinct Yahi, and author of several forming a seemingly simple story of blacks and whites into a complex tale ﬁlled with endless shades of works on Native American culture for young gray. What begins as an investigation into the church burnings becomes an extraordinary meditation readers. on race relations in America today. Ishi’s is a great story with profound insights into Filmed over a one-year period in Manning, South Carolina, Forgotten Fires goes behind simplistic nature, human behavior, bigotry, and resolve; news headlines and examines the historical, economic, and social contexts to the epidemic of church none who meet him here will soon forget him or burnings in the s. Skillfully interweaving Ku Klux Klan home movies with gripping live sequenc- what he represents. Ishi of Fire Mountain was es, informative historical footage, and startling confessional testimony, the ﬁlm traces the coming of produced by David Shepard, who has made the Klan to this sleepy rural town and shows how the group’s twisted logic of racial enmity found fer- some acclaimed restored editions of historic tile ground among the region’s dirt-poor whites. In a place where blacks and whites had lived side by ﬁlms. The video’s music is inspired by authentic side for years, the ﬁery oratory of the Klan attracted eager white converts ready to blame their black Yahi songs recorded by Ishi on wax cylinders. neighbors for their own lost opportunities and impoverished lives. There is an accompanying study guide. One young man who found purpose in the Klan’s seductive rhetoric was Timothy Welch. As a boy, he “I would heartily recommend that Ishi of Fire would perch in the pecan tree outside Macedonia Baptist Church and listen to the Sunday service, Mountain be shown in every classroom in the waiting for his black friends to come out and play. At age , Welch would burn that same church to country! The video made the Yahi culture come the ground. He now resides in a federal prison, sentenced to years for civil rights violations. alive to my fourth-grade students. They were espe- Through his remarkable commentary Welch initially emerges as a starkly candid homegrown white cially enthralled to hear Ishi’s actual voice singing supremacist, but his portrait gradually softens to reveal a troubled youth, with deep ties to the black his gambling song. The timing and pacing of the community he betrayed and a burdened conscience turning from hatred toward remorse. video seemed perfectly attuned to my fourth-graders and left them interested in discussing many aspects Equally compelling is the quiet fortitude of black pastor Jonathan Mouzon, whose musings on the of Ishi’s life and his interactions with other people.” meaning of the church to the black community and its ties to the past give us a profound insight into — Cordelia Saltzman, Big Valley Intermediate the roots of community. His compassion for the perpetrators of the church burnings is a marvel of School, Bieber, California racial tolerance and empathy. “All students should learn about Ishi, and this ﬁlm Rarely has a ﬁlm on race relations granted such deep humanity to all its participants, and it is this is the ideal introduction to his life and times. Just inclusiveness that gives Forgotten Fires its overwhelming impact. It will inspire thought, discussion, as Anne Frank personalizes the Holocaust, Ishi and analysis in a wide variety of high school courses in American history, social studies, and multicul- personalizes America’s th-century genocide turalism. It also creates a powerful impression in school assemblies and special programs on tolerance against Native Americans. Ishi’s poignant tale is and diversity. well told in this ﬁne ﬁlm. It is engaging and accu- Forgotten Fires was produced by Michael Chandler and Vivian Kleiman for the Independent Television rate, visually inspired, and features an excellent Service with funding provided by the Corp. for Public Broadcasting. Forgotten Fires is a presentation collection of photos of Ishi and the environments of the Independent Television Service. and people around him. Especially moving is the “If we wanted a real dialogue about race in America, we’d start with this ﬁlm. Its strong dose of footage of the wilderness in which he spent most of reality begs for an honest response from a wide audience.” — Bill Moyers his life.” — Prof. Leanne Hinton, UC Berkeley 18 min. Gr. 4-11 1999 Catalog #38459 “A stunning ﬁlm, deeply felt, deeply moving, and worthy of repeated viewings.With excruciating even- Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 handedness and generous compassion — even for those who might not deserve it — the ﬁlm shows us the victims and the victimizers and reveals the true, heartbreaking dimensions of the tragedy and the ongoing suﬀering and struggle for redemption of all involved. The ﬁlm provides a clear window into the connections and disconnections of a small southern American town, which becomes, as the ﬁlm plays on, a microcosm for the nation as a whole.” — Anthony Walton, author of Mississippi, An American Journey 57 min. Gr. 8-12 1999 Catalog #38447 Sale: video $295, Rental: video $95 4 Social Studies/History Email: email@example.com Social Studies/History Riding the Rails The Moravian Massacre Natl. Educational Film Festival Gold Natl. Educational Film Festival Award Apple Award Columbus Intl. Film Festival Award “Best Documentary Feature Film,” Chicago Intl. Documentary Film Festival Worldfest Houston honoree Sundance Film Festival honoree San Luis Obispo Intl Film Festival “Documentary Jury Award,” Cinequest honoree San Jose Film Festival On the morning of March , , in the sev- Selected for screening at more than two enth year of the American Revolution, at the dozen ﬁlm festivals worldwide Moravian mission of Gnadenhutten, a group of This universally acclaimed documentary pro- Pennsylvania militia forced Christianized vides an unforgettable account of the lives of Indians of the Delaware tribe into two cabins. teenage freight-train riders during the s. In Within a few hours, all of the converts, most of so doing it also oﬀers a visionary perspective on whom were women and children, were beaten the supposed romanticism of the road and a to death by militia members. cautionary warning on the legacy and eﬀects of Why did it happen? This powerful and thought- Riding the Rails the Great Depression. The Depression forced provoking documentary blends artwork, inter- some four million Americans onto the tracks in views, readings from primary documents, and What Reviewers Are Saying search of work, food, and lodging. Of these contemporary footage of the massacre site into a about Riding the Rails transients, more than , were children. mesmerizing account of what is considered one Through painstaking research and with tremen- of the most brutal atrocities in American history. “Striking in its detail and depth of emotion, this is The story depicts a dark side of the American that rare documentary that will inform, dazzle, dous sensitivity, Riding the Rails relates the experiences and painful recollections of these Revolution that is rarely discussed: the war on and move its audience to tears.” — Rebecca the frontier. It reveals the politics, bigotry, and Yeldham, Sundance Film Festival now-elderly survivors of the rails. Seamlessly interweaving archival footage, personal photos, hatred that permeated the early American wil- “This is simply one of the best documentaries ever and interviews, the ﬁlm recounts the children’s derness and that has left an indelible stamp on made.” — Zade Darwish, Florida Film Festival “trade secrets” for survival and their stories of all of American history. Directed by Randall “Kids like stories, and this is that rare kind of story dank miseries, loneliness, imprisonment, death, Wilkins for Wapatomika Productions. with which teenagers can identify. The structure and dispossession. What emerges is a heart- and movement of the ﬁlm make it possible to show breaking portrait of transformation and loss in a in either one or two seatings. I’ve used it both ways. land of bankrupt promises and vacant opportu- The length of the ﬁlm was not a problem because nities. As it reveals the poignant post-Depression the story held the students’ attention so strongly. fates of the now--year-old survivors, Riding They were quite drawn to this ﬁlm about their age the Rails illuminates the irrevocable repercus- group in a long-ago era. A major challenge of sions of a bitter chapter in American history. studying the s is that students are distanced This memorable ﬁlm will encourage discussion from the Depression…. The beauty of oral history in any American history or social studies class. It and the narrative style of the ﬁlm helped students has a natural breaking point halfway through to bridge this gap. Screening the ﬁlm and reading facilitate classroom use. It was produced and Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath was particularly directed by Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell. The Moravian Massacre thought-provoking for our students.” — Rem Briggs, American Studies and History Teacher, 53 min. Gr. 8-12 1997 Catalog #38413 Sale: video $250, Rental: video $95 “As an American Studies teacher, I ﬁnd it a con- Roosevelt High School, Hyde Park, NY stant challenge to present the multifaceted and complex issues which molded our American heri- tage. This is particularly true with our ﬁrst topic of NEW FOR 1999-2000! the year — the melding and clashing of European and Indian cultures. Such a topic involves ques- Privy to the Past tions of religion, politics, economics, culture, and Society for Historical Archaeology screening selection race. In no single incident in the colonial history of This detailed and engaging documentary provides an outstanding introduction to the goals the country is this complexity more evident than in and methodologies of historical archaeology. The video chronicles an excavation in West the Moravian Massacre. This comprehensive video Oakland, California, in advance of a major freeway construction project. It shows how archaeologists vividly captures the entire scope of the various in- uncover collections of artifacts from a variety of ordinary families who lived in working-class West ﬂuences which led to that awful event, and it has Oakland between the mid-s and the early s. West Oakland was the ﬁrst truly integrated become the centerpiece of our class discussions con- community in the United States; people of diﬀerent ethnic backgrounds lived next door to one cerning European and Indian interactions in the another rather than in small ethnic enclaves. colonial period. And this has not been solely my decision, but the choice of my students as well, for The video follows the archaeologists as they work ahead of construction crews, excavate archaeological this stirring video causes them to stop and ponder features, research historical documents, and interpret their discoveries. Artifacts from Chinese, white, all that has molded our American culture.” — and black households are examined for clues to the diverse ways of life of the th century residents, Mark Baker, Page High School, Franklin, Tenn. and oral history interviews with descendants of those residents both broaden and corroborate the archaeological evidence. Privy to the Past is accompanied by an excellent Instructor’s Guide. Produced 48 min. Gr. 8-12 1997 Catalog #38405 by the California Dept. of Transportation in association with Sonoma State Univ. Sale: video $175, Rental: video $60 “I thoroughly enjoyed this video and highly recommend it! It presents an excellent case study of how cutting-edge archaeological research is conducted in the ﬁeld, the laboratory, and library archives.” — Kent Lightfoot, Prof. of Anthropology, Univ. of California, Berkeley 29 min. Gr. 7-12 1999 Catalog #38471 Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 http://www-cmil.unex.berkeley.edu/media/ Social Studies/History 5 From Fields of Promise Natl. Educational Film Festival Gold Apple Award Intl. Film & TV Festival of New York Gold Medal CINE Golden Eagle Award SECA “Best Historical Documentary” Ossie Davis and John O’Neal narrate this out- standing, widely acclaimed historical documen- tary. The ﬁlm chronicles the story of the Afri- can-American farmers of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. When I Was 14: A Survivor Remembers First as slaves, then as “freed men,” and ﬁnally as landowners, the Black farmers of Gee’s Bend When I Was Fourteen: A and their descendants have lived on and farmed The Italians in America the same land since . They have experienced Survivor Remembers the demise of slavery, struggled with Jim Crow, Film Arts Foundation Festival honoree The Italians in America were felled by the Great Depression, were en- Boston Jewish Film Festival honoree San Francisco Intl. Film Festival Golden franchised by a “social experiment,” and partici- San Diego Jewish Film Festival honoree Gate Award pated at the center of the Civil Rights move- This profoundly inspiring and deeply humanistic American Intl. Film Festival Creative ment. Today, their region remains one of the documentary is a must for any junior or senior Merit Award poorest in America, but the farmers of Gee’s high class studying the Holocaust or modern Chicago Intl. Film Festival Gold Hugo Bend have carved out a modest existence for European history. It chronicles the experiences Award themselves, sent their sons and daughters to of Gloria Hollander Lyon, a Jewish Czechoslo- American Italian Historical Assn. honoree college, and quietly stand as a symbol of dignity vakian now living in America. When she was American Assn. for Italian Studies and a beacon of hope for the nation. By John her family was arrested and sent to Auschwitz, honoree DiJulio, Bruce Kuerten, and M.G. Trend. where she narrowly managed to escape the gas PBS National Broadcasts 56 min. Gr. 9-12 1995 Catalog #38328 chambers. Gloria survived seven concentration Just as the name “Little Italy” deﬁnes an immi- Sale: video $195, Rental: video $70 camps before she was liberated by the Swedish grant neighborhood, so it describes a state of Red Cross and “restored to life” in the home of a mind. The Italian-American experience embod- Swedish family. In she immigrated to ies the contradictions of every ethnic group that America, where she married, raised a family, and has struggled to ﬁnd a place in the American lived a “normal” life. But a pamphlet she saw cultural landscape. This acclaimed historical that claimed the Holocaust never happened documentary gets behind cultural stereotypes motivated her to speak out, mainly in schools, and explores a universal story of assimilation about her experiences and to urge her listeners and retention of cultural identity. It recounts the to ﬁght racial hatred and to respect all humanity. struggles and triumphs of Italian Americans To teach today’s youth the lessons of the Holo- through archival footage, photos, and contem- caust, this ﬁlm recounts that traumatic period of porary scenes. A variety of noted and everyday th-century history while interweaving Gloria’s Italian Americans recall their personal histories riveting life story and contemporary visits to the and delve into the “Little Italy” of their present camps in which she was imprisoned. Produced lives. Their poignant and humorous stories re- From Fields of Promise by Marlene Booth and Jameson Goldner. veal a resilient culture and comment forcefully “A heartwarming and enthralling biography that on the strength of family, community, and Point Bonita Lighthouse touches all viewers but is especially relevant to ethnic identity in modern America. Produced Natl. Educational Film Festival Award today’s youth, who learn from the video about by Will Parrinello and John Antonelli. Marin Natl. Film and Video Festival courage and faith in the face of the most horrible “A welcome addition to the materials available honoree cruelty in history. This will be an essential part of about American immigrant and ethnic groups, and This beautiful documentary traces the history of my classes when we deal with the history of World in particular about Italian Americans, a group one of America’s most important lighthouses — War II and the Holocaust.” — Dianne Mayer, whose authentic history and culture is poorly at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. It employs Social Studies Teacher, California High School, known and whose story is in danger of being old photos, quotes from memoirs and letters, San Ramon, Calif. washed away in never-ending tidal waves of non- and anecdotes and stories to bring the history of 57 min. Gr. 8-12 1995 Catalog #38326 sense in the mass media.” — Prof. Richard the lighthouse to life and to show the impor- Sale: video $175, Rental: video $70 Gambino, Center for Italian Studies, SUNY at tance of lighthouses to general historical events. Stony Brook By Kathleen McDonough. Pipe City “An impressive look at a subject too often distorted “An excellent video for elementary and junior high This “model historical documentary” explores a by Hollywood stereotypes. For the ﬁrst time the real school students studying the Gold Rush era and its fascinating episode of the Depression era, when issues of Italian American history and culture are eﬀects on California and American history.” — a community of homeless men lived in unused presented. The video gives vision and voice to an Carlene Searway, Teacher, Silveira School, San portions of sewer construction pipe in Oakland, overlooked and misunderstood American experi- Rafael, Calif. California. The residents of Pipe City created a ence.” — Dr. Fred Gardaphe, Vice President, unique cooperative that set them apart from American Italian Historical Assn. 13 min. Gr. 4-9 1992 Catalog #38149 Sale: video $99, Rental: video $40 other shacktowns and “Hoovervilles” prevalent 31 min. Gr. 7-12 1996 Catalog #38363 at the time. They bartered for food, maintained Sale: video $175, Rental: video $60 their community, searched for work, and even elected their own mayor and police chief. Pro- duced by Richard Heeger. 30 min. Gr. 7-12 1993 Catalog #38228 Sale: video $99, Rental: video $50 6 Social Studies/History Phone: -- Social Studies/History American Impressionists and The American Indian Series Realists: In Search of the New American Film Festival Awards In the period between the Civil War and World CINE Golden Eagle Awards War I, America underwent great social and tech- nological change. Waves of immigrants arrived, These classic ﬁlms, made some years bringing new cultures with them. Industrializa- ago, are among the most heavily used titles in tion brought wealth for some, poverty for many, many schools and districts nationwide. They are and the rise of a working class. Cities grew enor- more important today than ever as people be- mously, the automobile replaced the horse and come increasingly aware of the splendid heritage carriage, electric lights replaced candle lights, of Native American culture. No social studies and Americans began going to movies. In the collection is complete without them. midst of this dramatic change, two groups of Acorns: Staple Food of California American artists stood out from the rest: the Indians American Impressionists and the Realists. Al- Pomo tribe members demonstrate traditional though long perceived as very diﬀerent in style and philosophy, both groups shared a similar acorn harvesting, storing, and leaching. vision and wanted to capture the energy and 28 min. Gr. 4-11 1962 Catalog #37113 vitality of modern America. This lively docu- Basketry of the Pomo—Introduction mentary combines fascinating archival ﬁlm foot- Shows, in slow-motion and animation, the im- age and photographs as well as beautifully shot portant basketmaking techniques of the Pomo, images of paintings to portray this vibrant era of who were the world’s most expert basketmakers. American history and the response to it of many Clementine Hunter: American Folk Artist 30 min. Gr. 4-11 1962 Catalog #37115 important American artists. Includes works by Sargent, Cassatt, Chase, Sloan, Bellows, and Beautiful Tree—Chishkale Clementine Hunter: American many others. Produced by Katina Simmons. Shows how the Pomo removed poisonous tannic Folk Artist 22 min. Gr. 7-12 1994 Catalog #38294 acid from the acorns of the tan oak tree and Natl. Educational Film Festival Award Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 built an entire food economy around them. Global Africa Intl. Film & Video Festival 20 min. Gr. 4-11 1965 Catalog #37118 Award Buckeyes: Food of California Indians This outstanding video proﬁles one of America’s Shows how the Nisenan harvested buckeyes and greatest African-American folk artists. In , processed them by stone boiling and leaching. when she was already in her s, Clementine 13 min. Gr. 4-11 1961 Catalog #37119 Hunter began to paint her memories of her life on Melrose Plantation in northern Louisiana. Game of Staves The resulting images, painted until her death at Pomo boys demonstrate the game of staves, a age , are vivid remembrances, pictures “put form of dice played by most Indian tribes. in her head by God,” of a hard but joyous life. 10 min. Gr. 4-8 1962 Catalog #37126 This program shows many of Hunter’s colorful paintings and includes commentary by the artist Tugboats: A Day on the Bay Pine Nuts herself and by those who knew her well. Local Members of the Great Basin Paviotso and Paiute folk music and historical context help students Tugboats: A Day on the Bay tribes demonstrate how pine nuts were harvested understand plantation life for African Americans and prepared as food, using techniques in prac- This lyrical, enormously rich video takes chil- tice since pre-Columbian times. in the early part of this century. Produced by dren out for a day on San Francisco Bay to Katina Simmons for the Museum of African 13 min. Gr. 4-11 1961 Catalog #37138 join three tugboats as they go about their work. American Life and Culture, Dallas. The video is joyous, entertaining, and factual in Sinew-Backed Bow and Its Arrows “A high-quality, sensitive, and deeply insightful every detail as it conveys a wide variety of key A Yurok craftsman shows the traditional con- presentation…. It will be useful in teaching about learning concepts for children from kindergarten struction of a sinew-backed bow — the ﬁnest of the history of African Americans and American through second grade. These concepts include the American Indian bows. multiculturalism, and it will prove inspirational to the satisfactions and importance of working 24 min. Gr. 4-11 1961 Catalog #37140 students of all ethnic backgrounds.” — Dennis together; that no matter how “small” you are Reinhartz, Prof. of History, Univ. of Texas you can make a big diﬀerence in the world; the Totem Pole 28 min. Gr. 7-12 1993 Catalog #38237 importance of asking for help when it’s needed; Explores the totem poles and the sophisticated Sale: video $195, Rental: video $50 and the necessity of taking care of oneself. A woodcarving art of the northwest Paciﬁc Coast number of key language arts concepts are also Indian tribes. Shows the carving of a pole by Birth of a Community: Jews developed: the video is particularly useful for Mungo Martin, legendary chief of the Kwakiutl. and the Gold Rush illustrating the diﬃcult idea of analogy. Directed 27 min. Gr. 4-11 1963 Catalog #37143 by Stephen Burgess and produced by Mary This unique video relates the history of Jewish McMillan, Wendy Morrow, and Terry Gordy. Wooden Box: Made by Steaming pioneers to California during the Gold Rush and Bending period. It employs a lively mix of archival pho- “My kindergarten class loved this video! Through Illustrates a woodworking specialty of the tographs, vocal re-creations, old ﬁlm footage, its rhymed narration and its eye-catching photogra- Kwakiutl of the northwest Paciﬁc Coast: the and commentary by historians to show how phy it enhances the learning experience and helps steaming and bending of a wood slab to form a Jews ﬁrst came to California, their reasons for children visualize and understand many important tight box using no nails, screws, or glue. Also coming, and their way of life once they arrived. social studies and language arts concepts.” — popular in woodshop and crafts classes! Produced by Bill Chayes for the Magnes Museum Dianne Hoﬂer, Kindergarten Teacher, Vallemar School, Paciﬁca, Calif. 33 min. Gr. 4-12 1962 Catalog #37150 Western Jewish History Center. 40 min. Gr. 4-11 1994 Catalog #38274 12 min. Gr. K-2 1995 Catalog #38331 Sale: $99 each; any three for $75 each Sale: video $125, Rental: video $50 Sale: video $95, Rental: video $50 Rental: varies; please inquire Fax: -- Social Studies/History 7 Ishi, the Last Yahi “Best of Festival,” Natl. Educational Film Festival “Best Documentary Film (short),” American Indian Film Festival Audience Choice, “Best Film,” Munich (Germany) Film Festival Gold Hugo, Chicago Intl. Film Festival ﬁlm recounts one T of the most extraordinary and important stories in American history and explains its con- temporary relevance with power and eloquence. In , there were more than ten million Native Ishi, the Last Yahi Americans in North America. By , their numbers had been reduced to fewer than Ishi was produced and directed by Jed Riﬀe and ,. In California, massacres of Indians in Pamela Roberts and written by Anne Makepeace. Popol Vuh: The Creation Myth of the Maya the s and s had nearly exterminated the It is a Rattlesnake Productions Presentation. Native peoples in the state. Major funding was made possible by a grant ALSO AVAILABLE IN SPANISH! from the Natl. Endowment for the Humanities. Therefore the sudden appearance in northern Popol Vuh: The Creation California in of Ishi, “the last wild Indian in “A wonderful ﬁlm! It’s absolutely appropriate for Myth of the Maya North America,” stunned the nation. For more elementary students and it’s deﬁnitely eﬀective in than years, Ishi had lived in hiding with a the classroom. In fact, students should see this in the Natl. Educational Film Festival Gold tiny band of survivors. When he walked into the fourth or ﬁfth grade and then come back to it Apple Award white man’s world, he was the last Yahi alive. again in junior or senior high school when they are CINE Golden Eagle Award more mature and can understand it even more Latin American Studies Assn. Award Ishi dedicated the last four years of his life to relating Yahi stories and demonstrating the tra- deeply. I’ve taught for years and seen lots of terri- Native American Film Festival honoree ble educational ﬁlms, but this one shows how good ditional way of life he knew so well. His quiet This much-honored, best-selling animated ﬁlm dignity and remarkable lack of bitterness toward an educational ﬁlm can be.” — Kerin Baker, Wade employs authentic imagery from ancient Maya the people who had destroyed his tribe greatly Thomas School, San Anselmo, Calif. ceramics to create a riveting depiction of the impressed everyone who met him. “Since we are the repository for materials relating Popol Vuh, the Maya creation myth. Considered to Ishi, we receive a never-ending stream of inquir- Ishi, the Last Yahi provides a unique look at the most important work of Native American ies, especially from kids, wanting to know more Native life in America before the arrival of Euro- literature, the Popol Vuh is similar to the Biblical about Ishi. I can’t think of a single subject that has peans. It features a compelling narration by story of Genesis in its breadth, scope, and retained its vitality over the last quarter of a centu- Oscar-winning actress Linda Hunt and inter- themes. It is the origin of many myths and be- ry more than that of Ishi. Students may be bored weaves a lively mix of still photographs, archival liefs that spread throughout North America and with Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, but they ﬁlm footage, dramatic readings of articles and formed the foundation of most Native American never tire of Ishi. And nothing teaches Ishi’s story letters by Ishi’s contemporaries, and wax record- religious, philosophical, and ethical beliefs. better or more compellingly than this ﬁlm.” — Dr. ings of Ishi’s voice. It also includes commentary The ﬁlm is ideal for introducing younger stu- by Native Americans who discuss the meanings Frank A. Norick, Phoebe Hearst Museum of dents to the great mythic, ethical, and spiritual of Ishi’s songs and myths and the importance of Anthropology, UC Berkeley traditions of Native Americans; it will also in- Ishi’s legacy today. Logical stopping points every 57 min. Gr. 4-12 1993 Catalog #38245 spire the visual imagination of young students minutes facilitate educational use. Sale: video $175, Rental: video $75 and, through its mesmerizing story, stimulate language development and an appreciation of other cultures. There are logical stopping places Bear’s Hiding Place: Ishi’s Last Refuge every minutes and an excellent teacher’s guide. This documentary journey into the past follows a contemporary archaeological expedition to the At the junior high and secondary level, it will remote sunken gardens of Deer Creek Canyon near Mount Lassen in northern California. This is the provide students with a deeper understanding of second attempt by the team to ﬁnd and conﬁrm the location of Wowunupo’mu Tetna, or Bear’s Hiding Native American spiritual traditions and is es- Place, the last refuge of the Yahi and of Ishi before his dramatic appearance in . The archaeological sential for social studies units on the American team is attempting to understand how Ishi and the few surviving Yahi adapted to the invasion of their Indian, the ancient history of the Americas, and homeland by non-Indians, which began with the Gold Rush of . How had they survived as a world religions. Produced by Patricia Amlin. small band, following the extermination of almost all their people? Other than concealment, what did “Patricia Amlin has made this great American this thicket of poison oak and bay trees, perched on the side of a steep cliﬀ covered with talus slopes, Indian myth one that a person of any age — child, oﬀer to sustain the remaining Yahi? How long did the Yahi hide here? The answers to these and other teenager, adult — can appreciate. The ﬁlm makes compelling questions are revealed in the course of the expedition’s diﬃcult and dangerous journey. the tale accessible to a wide public not by diminish- Produced by Jed Riﬀe. ing it, but by visualizing it.” — Prof. Mary Miller, “The great thing about this ﬁlm is that it demonstrates to youthful viewers that archaeology is both impor- Yale Univ. tant and fun. Important because it helps us answer signiﬁcant questions about the past, and fun because it “This beautiful and historic ﬁlm gives life to the involves fascinating people, procedures, and puzzles. Looking at some of the scenes in the video makes it clear mythic history and art of the Maya. Students and why the few surviving Yahi were able to survive into the th century. This is an excellent portrayal of the teachers of Native American culture, literature, location and its importance to the Yahi and to Ishi.” — Jerald Jay Johnson, Chair, Dept. of Anthropology, and history must see it.” — Lawanna Trout, Calif. State Univ., Sacramento Director, Institute in American Indian Culture 17 min. Gr. 4-11 1998 Catalog #38433 and History, The Newberry Library, Chicago, Sale: video $125, Rental: video $50 and former National Teacher of the Year 60 min. Gr. 5-12 1989 Catalog #37902 Sale: video $150, Rental: video $70 8 Multicultural Studies Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Multicultural Studies Passing Anti-Defamation League/Dore Schary Award Columbus Intl. Film Festival Award This provocative and highly dramatic ﬁlm is sure to stimulate discussion of racial and gender stereotypes, the impact of the media, and today’s climate of racial tension. It questions our reﬂex- ive responses and stereotyped expectations sur- rounding the everyday occurrence of two people walking alone at night on an urban street. One person is Black, one is white. One is male, one is Can You See the Color Gray? female. The ﬁlm suggests that in our media- oriented society our fears and preconceptions Can You See the Color Gray? A World of Differences largely come from media images. This is an excellent and eﬀective enhancement to any class International Film and Video Festival A World of Differences: dealing with American society, current social Award New York Festivals Award Understanding Cross- issues, racial stereotypes, or media literacy. Pro- duced by Cydney Cort. This unusual documentary is sure to inspire Cultural Communication “As the director of a media literacy program for discussion and self-reﬂection in any class that inner-city high school students, I have used this deals with racial diﬀerences and stereotypes. It from other societies or cultures, short, honest ﬁlm with great success. It is a rich, shows numerous people from diverse racial and we may fail to understand them multilayered discussion-starter that challenges stu- ethnic backgrounds as they grapple with probing for many reasons, including diﬀer- dents to delve into the following questions: How questions about their racial attitudes and their ences in language, values, gestures, emotional does television inform our perceptions and preju- feelings about their own ethnicity. The video is expression, norms, rituals, rules, expectations, dices? What is the relationship between our daily particularly revealing in its exploration of the family background, and life experiences. This lives and the images we encounter in the media? subtle development of racial attitudes in children extraordinary new video shows that cross- What assumptions do we make about those around of varying ages, some of whom are followed over cultural communication can be successful if we us? This is an invaluable learning tool that inte- a two-year period. The video is divided into two manage to understand the powerful diﬀerences grates seamlessly into our curriculum.” — Scott logical parts of minutes each. Each part has a that separate people from diﬀering cultures. Rosenberg, Director, Art Start, New York City brief intermission, providing an opportunity to The video examines key facets of cross- address questions or begin discussing the issues “Oﬀers a vivid and disturbing snapshot of the cultural miscommunication. In each case, the that have been raised. By Alexandra Corbin. conscious and unconscious prejudices that inﬂuence power and subtlety of cultural diﬀerences are us… An excellent discussion starter.” — Anti- “Students and teachers will ﬁnd many layers of explored and illustrated. As the video demon- Defamation League Resources for Classroom information contained in the structural progression strates, culture can be like a veil that prevents us and Community of the video. Children are followed chronologically from understanding those from other societies, and, in one case, revisited after a two-year hiatus 6 min. Gr. 7-12 1996 Catalog #38323 and also prevents them from understanding us. to consider changes in their attitudes. This ﬁlm is a Sale: video $99, Rental: video $50 While some aspects of “culture shock” are pre- must for all of us: for children, for adults, for stu- dictable, such as language diﬀerences, many key Displaced in the New South dents, and for educators.” —Joan Gewurz, Dir. of diﬀerences are less obvious, and perhaps there- Counseling, New York City Board of Education fore even more “culture-shocking.” Examples Natl. Educational Film Festival Award 54 min. Gr. 8-AD 1997 Catalog #38381 include dramatic diﬀerences in personal space, Worldfest Houston Gold Medal Sale: video $225, Rental: video $75 patterns of touching, etiquette and ritual, the PBS National Broadcasts expression of emotions, ideas about edible and This acclaimed documentary explores the NEW FOR 1999-2000! delicious food, gestures, courtship patterns, and cultural collision between Hispanic and Asian parent-child relationships. immigrants and the suburban communities near Personal Space This highly acclaimed video was produced by Atlanta, Georgia, in which they have settled. This fascinating and frequently funny video Dane Archer, Prof. of Sociology at UC Santa The ﬁlm focuses on a culturally diverse high portrays the eﬀects of space on everyday human Cruz. It is both richly instructional and keenly school and uses humor, commentary, and live- behavior in an engaging and dramatic manner. enjoyable and features an exemplary in-depth action footage to examine the prejudices and Students from a variety of cultural backgrounds Instructor’s Guide. resulting misunderstandings that abound there. vividly demonstrate how our culture deﬁnes our “In my opinion, showing A World of Diﬀerences It provides a compelling case study of a nation- use of space, territory, and touching. The video to students is likely to make a world of diﬀerence in wide trend that is bringing explosive political does a masterful job of blending student testi- them. It speaks directly and forcefully to students by upheaval all across America: waves of people, mony and often amusing ﬁeld experiments to using the words and experiences of their fellow mostly from Asia and Latin America, coming to explore the use of space, territory, and touching students from around the world — with an impact communities that have never before experienced in virtually every facet of life — where we live, no lecture could duplicate. I’d feel a lot better about immigration on such a scale. By David Zeiger work, play, eat, and even go to the bathroom. the future of our planet if I knew every student in and Eric Moﬀord. This is the newest in the widely acclaimed series school today had seen this video and discussed the “An eye-opener, a wealth of information to help on nonverbal communication produced by Prof. issues it raises.” — Mark L. Knapp, Jones Centen- both students and teachers understand the problems Dane Archer, of UC Santa Cruz. Like all of his nial Professor in Communication, Univ. of Texas and challenges faced daily by immigrant families. videos, Personal Space is both delightful and As a teacher in Los Angeles, I can truly relate to instructional and includes an exemplary Instruc- 30 min. Gr. 9-12 1997 Catalog #38383 this ﬁlm. It is set in the South, but it could be tor’s Guide. Sale: video $195, Rental: video $70 anywhere.” — Helene Nielsen, Teacher, Burbank 28 min. Gr. 9-12 1999 Catalog #38457 Middle School, Los Angeles Sale: video $195, Rental: video $70 57 min. Gr. 7-12 1995 Catalog #38317 Sale: video $225, Rental: video $70 http://www-cmil.unex.berkeley.edu/media/ Multicultural Studies 9 The Seasons of the Salish NEW FOR 1999-2000! Shot on location in Idaho and Montana, this In My Corner lyrical documentary follows the traditional annual round of the Native peoples of the Natl. Educational Film Festival Gold Northern Rockies and Inland Plateau. From the Apple Award story of the origin of the bitteroot — ﬁrst fruit Best Short Documentary, Nashville of spring — to the stories and songs of the hunt, Independent Film Festival war, hand game, and winter jump dances, the Chicago Latino Film Festival honoree video weaves scenes of contemporary practices PBS National Broadcasts on P.O.V. with elders’ memories of the old ways. Produced Selected for screening at more than a by Jacqueline Peterson and Lawrence Johnson. dozen major ﬁlm festivals worldwide “An important ﬁlm that speaks with eloquent Between Two Worlds This riveting documentary provides an intimate Indian voices about how their tribes have survived and powerful portrait of two young Latino the challenges of the past and remained strong in Between Two Worlds boxers on their journey through adolescence into the present. The ﬁlm is not only exceptionally infor- Natl. Educational Film Festival Award adulthood and self-discovery. Filmed largely at a mative, but also a superb model of how to present Rochester Intl. Film Festival Award community boxing gym in New York City’s Native American history and contemporary life to Sinking Creek Film Festival Award South Bronx, the ﬁlm draws viewers into the students from junior high through college.” — Assn. for Asian Studies honoree gripping drama of the young ﬁghters’ inner James Nason, Prof. of Native American Korean American Film Festival honoree battles, their victories and defeats inside the Studies, Univ. of Washington ring, and the challenges and conﬂicts they face This award-winning documentary explores the at home, at school, and in the streets. 30 min. Gr. 7-12 1996 Catalog #38364 lives of young Asian Americans raised in the Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 The ﬁlm centers on -year-old Joey Rios, a U.S. and examines the diﬃculties they must young phenom struggling with family problems overcome in establishing their cultural identi- as he trains for the Junior Olympics, and ties. Six young Asian Americans, mostly Korean -year-old José Suarez, a newcomer to the gym Americans and all children of immigrants, are who shows drive and promise but whose ties to featured. They describe the signiﬁcant cultural the streets threaten his chances to succeed in the diﬀerences between them and their more tradi- ring. Fueled by the dream of becoming big-time tional parents, who criticize them as being boxing champs, Joey and José unexpectedly get “Americanized” and lacking interest in their hard lessons in life from two surrogate fathers Asian cultural heritage. Yet they also encounter when trainers Luis and Angel step into their major conﬂicts within the mainstream culture, corner. The ﬁlm is a compelling reminder of where they are commonly viewed as “exotic” how local heroes, wherever they may be found, and alien, complimented when they speak ﬂuent can shape the lives of young people as they English, and often asked when they are “return- begin sparring with adulthood. ing home.” Produced by Chul Heo. In My Corner reaches beyond the stereotypes of 30 min. Gr. 7-12 1998 Catalog #38436 The Seasons of the Salish break-through champions and reveals how one Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 gym has oﬀered small but steady rewards in a The Keetoowahs Come Home NEW FOR 1999-2000! neighborhood more often known for quick deals and short lives. Produced by Ricki Stern and Gold Cindy Award Natl. Educational Film Festival Award Red White Blue November Anne Sundberg in association with the Indepen- dent Television Service and WNET/Thirteen. Silver State Doc. Film Festival Award November is special for the Thaos, a Hmong Columbus Intl. Film Festival honoree family in Fresno, California. It was in November “To escape the grim fate that supposedly awaits two decades ago that Ge and Pamoua Thao poor kids, to break free of drugs and crime and This engaging documentary, told entirely from make something of yourself: this is the real story of the Native point of view, explores the saga of the brought their family to America, escaping war- Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, who torn Laos. Then on November , , their In My Corner. It’s a tough, lyrical, unexpectedly were forced from their homelands in the South- -year-old son was killed in a drive-by shooting. moving documentary — an uppercut to the heart.” — Matt Zoller Seitz, Newark Star-Ledger east and relocated to what is now Oklahoma in This poignant documentary explores with great the infamous episode known as “The Trail of insight and sensitivity the Thao family’s frustra- 57 min. Gr. 7-12 1999 Catalog #38456 Tears.” The ﬁlm traces the history of the tions and successes in becoming American. The Sale: video $195, Rental: video $70 Keetoowah and the Cherokee, emphasizing the ﬁlm is structured around the Thaos’ preparations contributions of the great Indian scholar for the anniversary of their son’s death. Inter- Sequoyah, who devised the Cherokee syllabary. views with older and younger members of the It also focuses on contemporary Keetoowah family reveal that their perceptions of the shoot- eﬀorts to preserve their traditional culture and ing are largely shaped by each person’s diﬀering language and to return to Arkansas, where many expectations and experiences of life in America. Keetoowahs had migrated before the “Trail of This outstanding ﬁlm will stimulate discussion Tears” Indian removal occurred. Produced by in American history, multiculturalism, and Larry Foley; Project director: Frank Scheide. social studies classes. It was produced by Saidah “This ﬁlm is well-made, expressive, and poignant, Said and Sapana Sakya. a combination that is all too rare in documentaries “A brilliant tale of a Hmong family in California’s of this type.” — Prof. Stephen Fabian, Hanover Central Valley. The ﬁlm manages to tell the story of College many immigrants through its examination of just In My Corner 29 min. Gr. 7-12 1997 Catalog #38400 one extended family.” — Lydia Chavez, Prof. of Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 Journalism, Univ. of California, Berkeley 28 min. Gr. 7-12 1999 Catalog #38443 Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 10 Guidance/Counseling/At-Risk Phone: -- Guidance/Counseling/At-Risk The Human Body: Appearance, Shape and Self-Image American Psychological Assn. honoree Western Psychological Assn. honoree This often poignant and always compelling video examines with sensitivity and cross-cultural insight the variety, meaning, and importance of the bodies we inhabit. It explores diﬀerent facets of the human body, each of which impacts our preferences, our ideals, our Caught in the Crossﬁre attitudes, and — perhaps most important — our self-images. Caught in the Crossfire Some of the subjects examined in the video are San Francisco Intl. Film Festival “Golden Hear Us Now bulimia, anorexia, tattooing, branding, plastic Gate Award” surgery, scariﬁcation, body prejudices and Hear Us Now “weightism,” the impact of “super-models” and Natl. Educational Film Festival Award Film Arts Foundation Festival honoree Natl. Educational Film Festival Award beauty pageants, the eﬀects of aging, and cultur- Gold “Cindy” Award (K-12 Category) al diﬀerences in ideas about personal beauty. In This highly realistic drama is the outcome of a Columbus Intl. Film Festival Award each case the power, subtlety, and signiﬁcance of project in which a multicultural group of San Award of Distinction, The the body is explored. Using the vivid evidence of Francisco youth, themselves at risk of becoming Communicator Awards their own lives, the young people who appear in perpetrators and/or victims of urban violence, World Medal, The New York Festivals the video demonstrate how each of us is collaborated with ﬁlm professionals and educa- Selected for screening at more than a dramatically aﬀected by the strong attitudes, tors in the creation of a ﬁlm based on the social dozen ﬁlm festivals worldwide preferences, and feelings we have about our own conﬂicts they experience each day. and inspiring ﬁlm will bodies. Produced by Prof. Dane Archer, of the As the students arrive at their racially diverse T teach important lessons to students about leadership, achievement, motiva- tion, self-esteem, and empowerment. Univ. of California, Santa Cruz. An in-depth Instructor’s Guide provides suggested uses of the video, classroom activities, and background reference materials. school one overly hot day, many of them antici- pate trouble of some kind, but none of them are prepared to be caught in the crossﬁre just outside the school. What happened? Who caused it? It relates the story of Andrea Schlesinger, the What could have prevented it? These are ques- -year-old Student Representative to New York tions facing the students as they try to make City’s Board of Education, and her eﬀorts to sense of a shooting battle in which many of give students a strong voice in the educational them participated but which no one saw start. system. Whether she’s speaking to the Board of Education, giving a keynote address at Brooklyn As they unravel the mystery of who ﬁred the College, or appearing on a television talk show, ﬁrst shot, this diverse group of young people she repeats over and over that students must be discovers that each of them must confront pow- heard. And, at the same time that she is pushing erful racial, cultural, and gender stereotypes. In for adults to listen to students, she is motivating the process, they must rethink the essence of students to voice their concerns to adults. their personal identities and ultimately take a surprising step into collective responsibility. By following Andrea during her last few months The Human Body as the Student Board Member, this award- This ﬁlm deglamorizes violence, examines its winning video enables viewers to hear the con- “A fantastic teaching tool! The video captures stu- sources in racial, class, and gender conﬂicts, and cerns of students and witness an extraordinary dents’ attention and makes them look at the world presents empathy — the ability to identify the case study on leadership. Andrea’s story is of in new ways. My students loved the way that the the felt experience of another person — as an importance both to students and to educators. ﬁlm uses real people, highlights cross-cultural differ- alternative to violence. It is a compelling depic- For young people she shows that they can make ences in beauty ideals, and reveals the human costs tion of the everyday life of many of America’s a diﬀerence, and for educators she shows that of trying to live up to “barbie doll” standards. The youth, and it will stimulate discussion in at-risk there is a lot to be learned from students. ﬁlm does a masterful job of illustrating how unre- and violence-prevention programs, as well as in alistic beauty ideals at the societal level are linked social studies and multiculturalism classes. It Hear Us Now was produced by Douglas Propp. was conceived and produced by Alice Ray. to eating disorders at the individual level and how “A very useful video to show to students because of “The ﬁrst video I’ve used on such topics that really people struggle to overcome them.” — Prof. Scott its focus on empowerment, and because it so eﬀec- held my class’ attention. The ﬁlm really hooked Coltrane, Univ. of California, Riverside tively demonstrates how one committed individual them. My supposedly withdrawn, ‘at-risk’ kids had can alter the perception of many people. I often tell “In clear, concise, and sometimes poignant ways, this video lays bare the many facets of our culture’s plenty to say.” — John Leonard, Teacher, Highline my students that presentation is important, but (Calif.) School District without substance and intelligence any presenta- preoccupation with, and eﬀects of, physical appear- tion is at best shallow. This video proﬁles an artic- ance. Students cannot watch this video without “Dramatic and honest, this ﬁlm goes right at the ulate young person who has put a great deal of wanting to discuss and debate the issues it raises. It issues of violence, racism, and sexism that challenge thought into her ideas and beliefs. It reinforces not is that good, that compelling. And the more matters today’s kids. It shows youth able to make a stand of only the value of passion, but also of intelligence such as weight discrimination, eating disorders, their own against serious social problems.” — Jim and morality.” — Christopher Adams, A.P. and other excesses in the name of youth and beauty Denison, Counselor, Seattle Public Schools Teacher, Archmere Academy, Claymont, Del. are discussed, the greater the chances we will deal “Better than good, this ﬁlm is great. It presents a more sensibly with such matters in the future.” — realistic snapshot of inner-city students and their 27 min. Gr. 7-12 1997 Catalog #38394 Mark L. Knapp, Jones Centennial Prof. in concerns.” — Karen Hart, Coordinator of Health Sale: video $195, Rental: video $60 Communication, Univ. of Texas Education, San Francisco School District 37 min. Gr. 7-12 1998 Catalog #38428 39 min. Gr. 6-12 1997 Catalog #38378 Sale: video $195, Rental: video $70 Sale: video $225, Rental: video $60 Fax: -- Guidance/Counseling/At-Risk 11 Death in the Hood NEW FOR 1999-2000! Veronica’s Story Natl. Educational Film Festival Award Methamphetamine: From the Young Adult Library Services Assn. Northwest Region Alliance for Selected Video for Young Adults Community Media Award Streets of San Diego Natl. Educational Film Festival Award Lurking behind San Diego’s sunny image of Best Non-Feature Film, Louisville Film This hard-hitting documentary uses Portland, swaying palm trees and beautiful beaches is a Festival Oregon as a case study to examine how the ac- drug subculture so pervasive that it aﬀects the Best of Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival ceptance of a “gangster” attitude and the spread lives of most Americans. This subculture knows Telly Award for Social Service Programs of crack cocaine has led to a dramatic increase in youth homicides, particularly among African no social boundaries. People of all ages, races, Selected for screening at some ﬁlm and economic backgrounds have been seduced festivals and special series nationwide Americans. The video explores the reasons be- by the intoxication of methamphetamines, only hind the alarming rise in youth homicides and The hands of a young girl are powerfully meta- to lose control of their lives. But students and illustrates the eﬀects on schools, the community, phorical in this extraordinarily moving and true young people are most at risk. This chilling and friends and relatives of homicide victims. It story of innocence betrayed. This innovative investigative documentary explores the reasons also shows some innovative eﬀorts in Portland work is based on an actual letter by a teenager why San Diego has become the center of meth- schools to deal with the problem — including reaching out to understand a childhood of amphetamine production and distribution in graphic presentations by health professionals to abuse. Veronica’s own words are performed in America. The ﬁlm traces the history of the drug, at-risk kids of the impact of bullet wounds (one voice-over while her handwriting appears on examines its eﬀects on users, and demonstrates student’s reaction: “I didn’t know it would hurt.” ). screen as a counterpart for the mime-dance of how it has been a factor in some of the nation’s The video includes commentary by community hands as they convey her story. This unique most bizarre and violent crimes and contributed members and activists, educators, health and video reverses many cultural stereotypes about to the ﬂooding of courts, jails, and hospital law enforcement professionals, and gang mem- at-risk children. Veronica’s words demonstrate emergency rooms with meth-related cases. Pro- bers. This is a powerful and cautionary viewing her courage, her emotional honesty, and her duced by Lee Harvey for KPBS-TV. experience designed for use with at-risk youth, intelligent strength in writing her way out of her educators, and parents. By Lanita Duke. “A realistic and compelling expose of the dangers of trauma. Produced by Jill Evans Petzall; directed crystal methamphetamine. We’ve used it successfully by Deeds Rogers. “Ably captures the fears and realities of today’s in our drug education and recovery programs, and youth, their families, and communities. The video “An inspiring video for any adolescent abuse victim. in tutoring programs for at-risk students at both provides practical insights on what it takes to keep The sensitive presentation of the subject matter will the junior and senior high school levels. Highly young people safe and out of gangs.” — Sharon encourage young viewers to discuss their own per- recommended!” — Terry Hendlin, MSW, McCormack, Manager, Crime Prevention sonal tragedies and assist in the healing process.” — Counselor, Sunset H.S., Encinitas, Calif. Programs, City of Portland, Oregon Michael Fitzgerald, MSW, Hope Center for 27 min. Gr. 7-12 1999 Catalog #38461 Children, St. Louis 29 min. Gr. 7-12 1997 Catalog #38421 Sale: video $175, Rental: video $60 Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 6 min. Gr. 8-12 1997 Catalog #38395 Video Letter to the President Sale: video $100, Rental: video $45 This powerful and honest short video features The Band six inner-city African-American high school Young Adult Library Services Assn. students who, through the lens of a video cam- Selected Video for Young Adults era, try to tell the President of the United States Natl. Educational Film Festival Award what they need in order to achieve their dreams American Psychological Assn. honoree and ﬁnd success in life. The students express PBS National Broadcasts on P.O.V. needs ranging from basic educational resources, such as books and computers, to broader issues Featuring refreshingly candid student commen- including safety in the streets and, simply, teach- tary on everything from anorexia and Ritalin to ers who care. Produced by Anita Chang, divorced parents and race relations, The Band is Graffiti Wars: A Matter of Pride McCrae Parker, and Samuel Miller. a lively, engrossing look at the ups and downs of 8 min. Gr. 8-12 1997 Catalog #38408 all-American teenage life, s style. The ﬁlm is Sale: video $100, Rental: video $45 a portrait of postmodern adolescence told from the bittersweet perspective of a father with one Death in the Hood son on the verge of adulthood and another son who lives only in memories. Taken as a whole, it is a thought-provoking reﬂection on the state of Grafﬁti Wars: A Matter of Pride America as it enters the st century. Natl. Educational Film Festival Award “I have just ﬁnished watching The Band. It was American Film Festival Award just what I needed after a difﬁcult year working in CINE Eagle Award a public school. I came away realizing how truly Malcolm-Jamal Warner narrates this perceptive documentary, which shows both sides of the conﬂict lucky I am to be working with public school stu- over graﬃti: those who write it and those who ﬁght it. Filmed in Los Angeles, the video provides an dents as a school psychologist, and know that I have insider’s look at the underground graﬃti culture by taking viewers “mobbing” with local writing crews. chosen the right profession. What a wonderful, It also shows the complexity of the problem: while thousands of graﬃti writers “bomb” the streets inspiring ﬁlm!” — Magdalyn Baldo, Pittston, every day in a continual search for attention and fame, the county and private citizens spend millions Pennsylvania every year in an eﬀort to clean up after them. Produced by Shannon Sells and Christine Smith. “A very inspirational ﬁlm! I’m a high school teacher “An excellent resource for junior or senior high school classes dealing with urban problems, gangs, or social and too much of the time I’m so wrapped up with issues. It skillfully covers the many aspects of graﬃti: causes, background, terminology, and possible solutions. my subject that I don’t listen to what my students The video is both entertaining and insightful and provides fuel for lively discussion.” — Terry Collings, are really trying to say. A program like this touches Social Studies Teacher, El Camino Real High School, Placentia, Calif. my heart and moves me to be a better teacher and advisor.” — Jamie Raymond, Sabetha, Kansas 30 min. Gr. 8-12 1992 Catalog #38153 Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 52 min. Gr. 8-12 1998 Catalog #38429 Sale: video $195, Rental: video $75 12 Science Email: email@example.com Evolution Chemistry Earth/Environmental Sciences Two Videos for General Chemistry Teaching Evolution Laboratory Techniques These two videos are exemplary demonstrations World Safety International Recognition of the “discovery” method of science education. Award Produced by the National Center for Science These six videos are used nationwide at Education, they are designed to demystify for hundreds of high schools. Each illustrates the students the processes of scientiﬁc inquiry and key procedures for a particular general chemistry to present science as a rational way of under- laboratory technique. Live-action demonstra- standing the natural world. They do not spew tions are enhanced by graphics and animation, forth facts for rote memorization; rather, they and closeups of procedures magnify important lead students through the processes by which features for the student. Safety and equipment scientiﬁc theories are developed and elaborated. care are stressed throughout. Produced by the Scientiﬁc terminology is kept to a minimum UCLA Oﬃce of Instructional Development. and science is shown to be an exciting series of Secrets in Stone “The University of California’s entrants into the discoveries and decisions based on evidence. laboratory safety and techniques ﬁeld makes it hard to visualize the need for any additional attempts in Secrets in Stone Save 20%! Special Series Price: $200 this area.” — Arthur L. Friedman, Nassau (N.Y.) New York Film Festival Award Community College, in Library Journal CINE Golden Eagle Award How Scientists Know about Columbus Intl. Film Festival honoree Save 20%! 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Students are led through The video traces the history of the hypothesis of the same steps that scientists take in interpreting 19 min. Gr. 10-12 1985 Catalog #37168 continental drift and explains its early dismissal data and making conclusions about a fossil’s Weighing by experts, then relates the dramatic sequence of place in human evolution. Illustrates the fundamental principles and com- events that led to the acceptance of the theory “This is excellent. It’s simple, clear, direct, and very ponent parts of the balance, then shows the after geomagnetic polarity reversals were shown useful. It stresses concepts and processes rather than proper steps to follow and the necessary precau- to match magnetic anomalies on the ocean quantiﬁcation, so it really holds students’ interest. tions to keep in mind in correct weighing ﬂoors. This is an outstanding example of the It lays a broad foundation that enables a junior or procedures. “discovery” method of science education, as it senior high school teacher to go oﬀ in many direc- leads students clearly and comprehensibly 22 min. Gr. 10-12 1985 Catalog #37169 tions with it.” — Marcia Clarke, science teacher, through the processes by which one of modern Mercy High School, San Francisco Use of a Pipet science’s landmark theories was developed, chal- 18 min. Gr. 7-12 1991 Catalog #38102 Carefully shows the volumetric pipet and its lenged, and ultimately conﬁrmed by experimen- markings, and thoroughly demonstrates the tal evidence. Accompanying Instructor’s Guide. How Scientists Know about steps involved in manipulating it — cleaning, By David Donnenﬁeld Productions. Punctuated Equilibria rinsing, ﬁlling, and delivering the sample. “An outstanding classroom tool. It describes the 14 min. Gr. 10-12 1985 Catalog #37170 unfolding of scientiﬁc discoveries that led to the This program explores the development of a new theory that explains how evolution takes Use of a Buret theory of plate tectonics and in so doing captures place. This theory disputes Darwin’s notion of Examines the buret and its markings and illus- many of the important aspects of the scientiﬁc pro- evolutionary gradualism, or the idea that new trates its cleaning, rinsing, ﬁlling, and storing. cess: the historical context, chance and serendipity, species arise through long, slow processes. In Closeups of a sample and a buret at various scholarly competition, vision, hard work, and the contrast, paleontologists Niles Eldredge and stages of a titration show titration techniques strength of collaboration.” — Sally Matz, Teacher, Stephen Jay Gould describe how fossil evidence and equipment from the student’s perspective. Norwalk, Conn. School District indicates that new species usually evolve relative- 17 min. Gr. 10-12 1985 Catalog #37171 “An excellent instructional resource, especially for ly quickly from ancestral ones (punctuations), upper elementary and secondary students. This is and that species do not change signiﬁcantly Solution Preparation an intriguing story: It’s a science mystery well-told, once they become established (equilibrium). Demonstrates the preparation of four diﬀerent showing the interplay of creative minds and tech- Produced with Boston Science Communications. solutions and shows how to choose appropriate nological advances.” — Dr. Barbara Butterworth, “A crisp, enlightening explanation of how science equipment and techniques. Principal, Palo Alto (Calif.) School District works. Junior and senior high school students will 19 min. Gr. 10-12 1985 Catalog #37172 “The best short video I’ve seen on the research that be excited to see how two eminent scientists looked Spectrophotometric Analysis led to the theory of plate tectonics. The graphics are at the fossil record and developed an alternative Brieﬂy examines the nature of light, color, and excellent and the narrative superb.” — Brent way to account for it.” — Prof. Jere Lipps, Dir., spectra, then clearly illustrates the components Dalrymple, Prof. of Geology, Oregon State Univ. Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley and the uses of a calibrated spectrophotometer. 31 min. Gr. 7-12 1997 Catalog #38417 20 min. Gr. 7-12 1991 Catalog #38110 15 min. Gr. 10-12 1985 Catalog #37173 Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 Sale: $125 each, Rental: $50 each Sale: $79 each, Rental: $50 each http://www-cmil.unex.berkeley.edu/media/ Science 13 Hurricane Force: A Coastal When the Bay Area Quakes Perspective and Anatomy of Best Film of the Year, American a Hurricane Geophysical Union U.S. International Film and Video Natl. Educational Film Festival Award Festival Silver Screen Award Our best-selling science documentary demon- This cassette contains two related titles. strates what happens when an earthquake strikes Hurricane Force is a powerful, -minute docu- the San Francisco Bay Area. Computer graphics mentary that illustrates the environmental and and television news footage of the Loma economic consequences of three recent major Prieta earthquake illustrate the four main geo- hurricanes: Andrew (on coastal Louisiana in logic eﬀects of such temblors: ground shaking, ), Hugo (on coral reefs in Puerto Rico in liquefaction, landslides, and ground ruptures. ), and Iniki (on Kauai, Hawaii in ). It The Future of Energy Gases The program shows how local geology deter- deftly interweaves vivid 3D computer anima- mines how diﬀerent areas are aﬀected by earth- tions with spectacular footage shot by daring The Future of Energy Gases quakes, how buildings are damaged, and how “hurricane chasers” to demonstrate how hurri- The past years have seen the successive scientists are monitoring fault zones in order to canes form, progress, and aﬀect coastlines when replacement of energy resources — ﬁrst wood, prepare for and attempt to predict the next large they hit land. Following on the cassette is the then coal, and now perhaps oil — by successive- earthquake in the region. By Doug Prose. ﬁve-minute short, Anatomy of a Hurricane, ly cleaner and more eﬃcient fuels. This video “An EXCELLENT ﬁlm; it is one of the best educa- which combines actual hurricane footage with examines the potential role of energy gases, par- tional ﬁlms I have ever seen and it richly deserves a computer animations of how hurricanes form ticularly natural gas (methane), in meeting our ﬁve-star rating…. It is short, exciting, logically and develop. Produced by Stephen Wessells for future energy needs. It interweaves an outstand- organized, well-paced, and loaded with important, the USGS. ing combination of historical and contemporary clearly explained, well-illustrated, accurate scien- 34 min. Gr. 7-12 1995 Catalog #38361 footage, clear explanations of key scientiﬁc con- tiﬁc information. Moreover, it is beautifully made Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 cepts, and colorful computer animation and and has a strong emotional impact. Its smooth graphics to illustrate the origin and occurrence transitions between topics and frequent summaries of oil and natural gas, the environmental make the ﬁlm easy to follow and understand.” — beneﬁts and consequences of burning natural Journal of Geological Education gas, and some of the economic implications of 20 min. Gr. 7-12 1991 Catalog #38100 its use. It also raises key questions concerning Sale: video $125, Rental: video $50 the nature of an appropriate energy mix for an environmentally secure future. This excellent video will be a valuable enhancement to a wide variety of classes from the junior high level through the introductory college level. Produced by Jonathan Swinchatt and David Howell. 29 min. Gr. 7-12 1995 Catalog #38356 Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 Hurricane Force: A Coastal Perspective Wrestling with Uncertainty Every few years the U.S. Geological Survey NEW FOR 1999-2000! assesses the nation’s oil and gas resources. These At Risk: Volcano Hazards resources can be estimated only indirectly: through our understanding of geological pro- from Mount Hood, Oregon cesses, through the technologies that enable us Certiﬁcate of Creative Excellence, U.S. to see beneath the earth’s surface, and through a Film and Video Festival vast array of historical exploration and produc- Volcanos worldwide pose extreme tion data. This informative video presents a hazards to people living on their ﬂanks and in broad overview of the most recent assessment When the Bay Area Quakes outlying valleys. This informative case study and clearly illustrates and explains the methods uses dramatic eruption footage from Japan, The and processes used to generate it. Produced by Jonathan Swinchatt and David Howell. On the Edge: Nature’s Last Philippines, Hawaii, and Montserrat to illustrate possible future hazards from Mount Hood, a 29 min. Gr. 8-12 1996 Catalog #38357 Stand for Coast Redwoods Cascades volcano only miles east of Portland, Sale: video $125, Rental: video $50 This beautifully photographed and highly infor- Oregon. Computer-generated - graphics and mative documentary illustrates the -million- animated maps show where hazards such as year natural history of the coastal redwood, the pyroclastic ﬂows, ash fall, lava ﬂows, debris earth’s largest living thing. The video explores avalanches, and mud ﬂows could aﬀect the the attitudes and relationship of the California region’s infrastructure, homes, and people. Indians to the redwoods, and shows how the Produced by Stephen Wessells for the USGS. Gold Rush and the ensuing growth of California 15 min. Gr. 7-12 1999 Catalog #38448 and the West resulted in some percent of all Sale: video $125, Rental: video $50 redwood forest areas being cut down by . It also traces the history of conservationist eﬀorts to protect and preserve these magniﬁcent trees. Produced by James Daniels. 33 min. Gr. 7-12 1990 Catalog #37987 Sale: video $125, Rental: video $50 Wrestling with Uncertainty 14 Science Phone: -- Environmental Science NEW FOR 1999-2000! Deliverance from Oil In , millions watched as the grounded oil tanker Exxon Valdez spilled million gallons of crude oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The destruction of wildlife was unprecedented, as was the impact on ﬁsheries and communities in the path of the oil. Today, just two of injured species have recovered. This informative docu- mentary recounts the ten-year restoration process following the Exxon Valdez oil spill and Restoring a Treasure: The Klamath Basin explores the spill’s lingering eﬀects on wildlife and people in the region. Restoring a Treasure: The Commentary by Native villagers, commercial Klamath Basin ﬁshermen, and scientists carrying out the most Natl. Educational Film Festival Award extensive ecosystem study in U.S. history paint a Film Arts Foundation Festival honoree picture of both heartbreak and hope. The ﬁlm Klamath Bald Eagle Conference honoree depicts in detail the fascinating work of scien- This beautifully produced and highly informa- tiﬁc teams that are seeking to learn why most tive documentary presents the Upper Klamath injured species are still in decline while some are Ancient Forests Basin in southern Oregon and northern Califor- on the road to recovery. It also examines the nia as a widely applicable case study in water- problems scientists face in determining which Ancient Forests changes are spill-related and which are caused by shed and wetlands restoration. The ﬁlm shows how damage to any one part of an ecosystem beautifully photographed documen- T other factors such as warming ocean tempera- ultimately aﬀects the other parts. It vividly illus- tary explores the natural history and the tures. The ﬁlm demonstrates that a signiﬁcant trates a variety of key scientiﬁc and environmen- complex ecosystem of the old-growth eﬀort has been made to improve oil-spill preven- tal concepts, including riparian habitats, wet- forests of the Paciﬁc Northwest. These ancient tion and response, but is it enough? Produced lands, and waterfowl migratory ﬂyways. The forests once stretched across Washington, Ore- by Kevin Hartwell for Wild North Productions ﬁlm examines the natural history of the region, gon and California, comprising an ecosystem of and KTOO-TV Juneau. relates the history of wetland drainage by the greater biomass than any other on earth. For 55 min. Gr. 7-12 1999 Catalog #38469 federal government, and includes commentary million years these magniﬁcent forests have en- Sale: video $195, Rental: video $70 by all sides aﬀected by the growing ecological dured threats of pestilence, drought, and ﬂood. crisis in water quality and quantity in the Basin. They survived, changed, and grew back. Now, In the Cradle of Storms Produced by Sarah Hall. however, they are on the brink of extinction. Natl. Educational Film Festival Award “An excellent case study that visually explains The ﬁlm chronicles the delicate play of nature’s Best Documentary, Northwest Video numerous core concepts that are vital to the junior checks and balances, exempliﬁed in myriad life Festival and senior high curriculum and shows that every- forms, each giving and receiving in an unending Regional Emmy Award body is going to have to compromise if we are going cycle of life and death. The balance and interde- pendence of the countless organisms in the for- This in-depth documentary explores one of the to restore the environment.” — Betsy Halpern, est, both living and dead, are examined in fasci- major mysteries confronting scientists today: the Biology Teacher, South Eugene High School, nating detail. Today some percent of these precipitous decline of many marine mammals Eugene, Oregon old-growth forests have fallen to logging, and the and birds in the Bering Sea. The video demon- 28 min. Gr. 7-12 1995 Cat. #38310 ﬁlm demonstrates how logging irreversibly de- strates that the decline in these species coincides Sale: video $175, Rental: video $50 stroys the precarious balance of the forest, im- with the development of large-scale ﬁsheries in poverishes the soil, and leads to the destruction the Bering Sea. The video provides historical A Sea of Trouble of innumerable species of plants and animals, context and an ecological framework for under- This dramatic documentary examines the rise many of which may hold answers to important standing a complex environmental problem that and fall of the West Coast tuna ﬁshing industry. scientiﬁc questions. Ancient Forests reminds us many scientists consider unsolvable. It also ex- It explores the history of the relationship be- of what we stand to lose if we allow our old- amines the behavior of many animals and covers tween ﬁshermen and dolphins and focuses on growth forests to disappear. It will provoke dis- a variety of basic biology concepts for junior and the contemporary techniques used by tuna cussion and reﬂection in any class studying the senior high school students. By Hector Douglas. ﬁshermen to save dolphins from entrapment in environment, ecology, biology, or natural history. 59 min. Gr. 7-12 1992 Catalog #38243 tuna nets. Dramatic footage available in no oth- It was produced by John Forte. Sale: video $150, Rental: video $60 er ﬁlm shows tuna ﬁshermen diving into shark- 21 min. Gr. 7-12 1997 Catalog #38425 infested waters to hand-release dolphins caught Sale: video $150, Rental: video $50 Re-Use It or Lose It in nets. This ﬁlm presents all sides of a timely Americans throw out more than million story of economics and environmentalism in tons of waste annually — enough to ﬁll the New conﬂict. Produced by Staness Jonekos. Limited Time Offer: Orleans Superdome twice every day. This up- “An extraordinary documentary! It’s perfect for beat documentary focuses on solutions to the junior and senior high classes on the environment Save 10%! waste problem. It shows how people in the San or in social studies. 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