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Multicultural Perspectives

Amish Barn Raising
It's hard to put into words the thrill of watching several hundred Amish men working side by side with their friends and neighbors, accomplishing in a day what would normally take a week. This contains extraordinary footage of not merely barn construction but also the history, scenery and detail of many Amish farmsteads.
13-449455 min.$ 19.95©1995 1-888590-97-1

Amish Folk
Deals with Amish origins, Amish church meetings, homes, farms and schools; Amish crafts; the farm sale; the barn-raising, etc. A number of Amish songs, hymns and Pennsylvania Dutch conversations are incorporated in the sound track.
13-400332 min.$ 45.00©1991 0940630-25-7

Before the Incas - In the Shadow of the Incas
This program shows the pinnacle of Inca civilization, Machu Picchu, explaining who built it, why, and how and why it was abandoned. It then moves to northern Bolivia on the trail of Indian cultures which antedated and were absorbed into the Incan Empire...cultures that go back to 1500 B.C. or before, and which left a rich heritage of architectural ruins and ceramic and metal vessels and ornaments, all offering clues to the nature of the lives of a series of different peoples who conquered, occupied, absorbed, and replaced their predecessors. It explains the strange geography of Lake Tuticaca, and show some of the extraordinary Mochica, Chimu, and other artifacts.
13-413943 min.$ 29.95©1994

Crete and Mycenae
Filmed on the island of Crete and at Mycenae on the Greek mainland, this film offers an incredible view of the lands and legacies of two magnificent ancient cultures. It explores the connections between the Minoan civilization and Mycenae, probes the ruins at Knossos, and adds yet another piece to one of the most fascinating archaeological puzzles of our time.
03-032354 min.$ 19.95

Elegant Visions: Native American Women's Clothing
This beautiful 30 minute tribute to the clothing and finery made by Native American women includes outfits from all regions: Early-hide clothing; Woodland tunics and ribbon-work; exquisite Plains beadwork; a Navajo wedding dress; a Tlingit blanket. Forty-four Indian women representing 24 tribes show 70 outfits.
13-428930 min.$ 19.95©1993 1-889988-04-9

"An Englishman's Home" tells the stories of ten historic English houses and the influential families who built, rebuilt, preserved and left them as a record of their lives. Told in the words of their present owners, often the descendants of those who built these historic houses, this will interest and fascinate anyone with an interest in English heritage.
Arundel Castle13-425260 min.$ 29.95©1987
Penshurst Place13-426160 min.$ 29.95©1987

Through the use of imaginative cinematography, tomb paintings, sculptures and other art forms, the life, institutions and customs of the ancient Etruscans are illustrated. Included are sequences on: Political Confederation, City Planning, Etruscan Law, Social and Political equality of women, religious rites and beliefs, sports, burial customs and much more.
13-400417 min.$ 44.95©1991 0-940630-32

Gathering Strength (1840-1914)
The differences between the old immigrants from northern Europe and the new wave of settlers from eastern and southern Europe are discussed.
13-000650 min.$ 64.95©1982 1-55919-515-0

I Will Fight No More Forever
This program depicts the historical confrontation between Chief Joseph attempting to lead his tribe of Nez Perce Indians off the reservation to freedom in Canada, and the U.S. Cavalry sent by President Grant to stop the migration. A compelling true story of destruction of a proud people.
13-4104100 min.$ 16.95

Irish Homecoming
Accompany five Irish-Americans who return to their ancestral homeland on a genealogical adventure, in search of their roots and their traditions. This is a moving film that captures the essence of what it means to be Irish.
13-481358 min.$ 24.95©1991 1-56839-020-3

Irish Homecoming
For the first time ever, an entertaining video has been released which enlightens Irish-Americans about the importance of tracing their roots, and how to go about the emotional journey.
13-910064 min.$ 29.95©1991

Through starvation, disease, random executions, subfreezing temperatures and terror, over two million Russian citizens lost their lives in Siberian Concentration Camps. "Kolyma" was the worst of these camps. This award winning documentary is based on eye witness testimony, archive records, surviving documentary footage, and our own filming of the remains of the Kolyma Concentration Camp.
13-471640 min.$ 29.95©1992

Les Blank began his film making career producing educational advertising films. In 1967 he made his first independent film on Texas blues singer Lightin' Hopkins. This began a film series of intimate glimpses into the lives and music of people on the periphery of society: Rural French musicians, Chicanos, New Orleans Blacks, Garlic Fanatics and German Filmmakers.
Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins13-023131 min.$ 49.95©1968
Burden of Dreams13-023394 min.$ 59.95©1983
Hot Pepper13-023954 min.$ 49.95©1973
In Heaven There is No Beer13-024051 min.$ 49.95©1984
Les Blues de Balfa13-023228 min.$ 94.95©1983 0-93361-59-0
Turumba13-024494 min.$ 59.95©1983

A series of films on artists by renowned director Philip Haas.
Day On The Grand Canal With The Emperor Of China03-906348 min.$ 39.95©1988
In the Land of the War Canoes: An Oram of Kwaktutl Life13-802647 min.$ 39.95©1972

Mayans: Apocalypse Then
Viewers are treated to detailed footage of several well-preserved Mayan cities in this program which examines the complex civilization of the Maya. Addressing the sudden demise of this culture, the video reviews various hypotheses which explain the abandonment of the Mayan cities in 900 A.D.
13-401727 min.$ 99.00©1991

Middle East: Cradle of Conflict
This documentary explores the 5,000 year-old culture, offering unique perspectives by religious and academic scholars and political leaders.
13-914630 min.$ 9.95©1990 1-56371-007-2

Known as the "mini-dragons," the Pacific Rim countries of Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea are vigorous newcomers to the global marketplace. They continue to gain power and influence through trade, industrial growth and foreign investment but at what cost? What are the cultural and social forces that drive them? This four part series explores the personal stories of men and women within each distinctive country, piecing together a larger portrait of each nation and the region as a whole.
Hong Kong13-835360 min.$ 24.95©1990

Mondo Cane
Enter a hundred incredible worlds where the camera has never gone before! An Academy Award Winner for Best Score.
13-453690 min.$ 12.98©1964

Mondo Cane & Mondo Cane 2
This double feature single tape is a cult classic Academy Award nominee & sequel depicting bizarre and unusual customs and phenomena of the world.
13-4535180 min.$ 19.98©1965

Mondo Cane 2
Even more startling, incredible and bizarre than the original! Directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti.
13-453790 min.$ 12.98©1965

Before the Incas, on the barren plains of Nazca, one of the driest places in the world, ancient Peruvians carved vast figures of spiders, monkeys and people, visible only from the air. Along the Pacific Ocean, others made the stark coastal deserts bloom. Then these people vanished, leaving not a single written word to explain their achievements or their disappearance. This two-part series journeys back a thousand years to solve the riddles of one of the world's most fascinating civilizations.
Enigma of the Ruins13-410150 min.$ 19.95©1994 1-56938-006-6
Lines, The13-410250 min.$ 19.95©1985 1-56938-005-8

Mysteries Of The Pyramids
Egyptian film star Omar Shariff takes you on a fascinating tour of the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. Go inside the 5000-year-old Great Pyramid and experience the mysteries of the ages.
13-555160 min.$ 19.95

Our Contributions: The Italians in America

13-492590 min.$ 29.95©1998

Place for My Friends
A story of Holocaust survival and tribute to Irene Opdyke, who dedicated herself to saving Jewish lives during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Narrated by NBC Newscaster Stone Phillips, who also gives viewers background information on the events leading up to Opdyke's heroic acts.
13-486615 min.$ 29.95©1996

Portrait of Great Britain
They dominated a fourth of the modern world... from a small island about the size of Oregon. This production penetrates the essence of the diverse people and cultures of Great Britain today. This four hour series is hosted by John Forsythe. Contains four video cassettes.
13-9454200 min.$ 99.95©1989


Spirit of the Mask13-410050 min.$ 19.95©1992 1-56938-002-3

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Philo of Byzantium compiled this remarkable list approximately 2,000 years ago. Only one stands today. While revealing the history and the original purpose behind each monument, this video conveys the story of the people responsible for each wonder.
13-802060 min.$ 29.95©1990 0-927992-25-6

Shakers in America
In 1774 a small group of refugees from religious persecution in England settled near Albany, N.Y. These Shakers, as they were called by outsiders, founded one of the many Utopian societies of the 18th century based on celibacy and separation from the world. In their over 200 years in America, they have made enormous contributions to American art, design, architecture, and music as well as agriculture and industrial technology. Explores many aspects of this rich heritage.
13-400228 min.$ 49.95©1991 0-940630-27-3

This is the exclusive film about the Silk Road, through which, since pre-Christian times, everything from silk to stones to religious beliefs between East and West, has been transported. This series, with its splendid scenery, adventure, art and a look into the lifestyles of the people along the route, is truly a fascinating rediscovery of the ancient and well traveled path.
Art Gallery In The Desert13-673950 min.$ 29.95©1990 1-56219-003-2
Journey Into Music - South Through The Tian Shan Mountains13-674650 min.$ 29.95©1992 1-56219-055-5
Khotan - Oasis Of Silk And Jade13-674350 min.$ 29.95©1992 1-56219-052-0

Stories of Change: Surviving Life's Challenges
Profiling the lives of four ethnically diverse young women, Stories of Change tells a timely and compelling story of survival: women who surmount alcoholism, drug abuse and cultural barriers, emerging with strength, confidence and a renewed sense of purpose.
13-824557 min.$ 99.95

Encompassing history, geography, sociology, drama, language, arts, and more. This takes viewers on an unforgettable journey through the history of the English language. Host Robert MacNeil travels the world to illustrate the language's global influence. Part travelogue, part linguistics, part history, and all fascinating, this series is a unique blend of solid scholarship and engrossing entertainment. American Film & Video Festival, Red Ribbon.
zzStory of English, Five Tape Boxed Set13-4650523 min.$ 139.95©1986 0-7800-0079-X

This House of Power
This compelling and incredibly informative documentary traces the history of the African-American Church, from its origins as a separate "invisible institution" among the slaves, to its present day role as a major force for social change. Hosted by CBS Anchor Hosea Sanders.
13-420150 min.$ 29.95©1994

Traditions for Sale
This takes you to Hungary where you will see how the recent political and economic changes have inspired the village folk artists to revive their embroidery, handpainted furniture, folksongs and dances. You will see these special people as they make beautiful objects, hear them tell about their lives, and watch them perform for tourists. It's a rare American insider's view.
13-471750 min.$ 25.00©1996

Video from Russia
Without asking for or obtaining permission, an American film crew traveled to the Soviet Union and talked freely with the Russian people. The results of those discussions are presented in this moving and startling videotape, in which Russians of all ages and orientations talk about war, work, friendship and rock n' roll.
13-044045 min.$ 29.95©1986

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