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Recommended Films and Documentaries for International Studies 101

Recommended Films and Documentaries for International Studies 201

 

Note:

 

This list of possible films was created by Rosie David, a graduate teaching assistant with “Introduction to International Studies.”

 

Globalization:

 

  • Life and Debt

 

  • Fog of War

 

  • Why We Fight

 

  • The Ugly American

 

  • The New Rulers of the World

 

  • The Corporation

 

  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

 

  • A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

 

  • Not My life

 

  • Treble Army

 

  • How to State a Revolution

 

  • Who Killed the Electric Car?

 

  • The Ascent of Money

 

  • Fahrenheit 451

 

  • Brave New World

 

  • Gas Land

 

  • Inside Job

 

  • Zeitgeist Trilogy

 

  • Food Inc

 

  • The Weight of Chains

 

  • Qatsi Trilogy

 

  • The Shock Doctrine

 

  • Le Monde Selon Monsanto (The World According to Monsanto)

 

  • Flow-For Love of Water

 

  • Blue Gold: World Water Wars

 

  • The Story of Stuff

 

  • Samsara

 

Asian Focus:

 

  • Saigon, USA

 

  • Monkey Dance

 

  • Carved in Silence: Chinese Immigration

 

  • Becoming American

 

  • Little Manila: Filipinos in Calfornia’s Heartland

 

  • Carved in Silence: Chinese Immigration During Exclusion

 

  • Daughter from Danang

 

  • China: Triumph and Turmoil

 

  • First Person Plural

 

  • The Cove

 

  • Approved for Adoption

 

  • From a Different Shore: The Japanese-American Experience

 

  • Crime and Punishment

 

  • Spiral Staircase of Harbin

 

  • Shooting for Democracy

 

  • Give Up Tomorrow

 

  • Seasons of Migration

 

  • The Sprouts of Capitalism in China

 

  • Ordinary Lives

 

  • Pleasing God Series

 

  • 40 Years of Silence

 

  • A Model for Conservation

 

  • Burma Diary

 

  • Manufactured Landscapes

 

  • Don’t Fence Me In: Major Mary and the Karen Refugees from Burma

 

  • Threads of Life: Hemp and Gender in Hmong Village

 

  • Trading Women

 

  • Inside: Undercover in North Korea

 

  • S21; the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

 

  • Born into Brothels

 

  • Children of the Secret State

 

Latin American Focus:

 

  • Brazil – 1985

 

  • The Revolution Will not be Televised-Chavez: Inside the Coup

 

  • When the Mountains Tremble

 

  • Our Brand Is Crisis

 

  • Onibus 174

 

  • The Island of Flowers

 

  • Che Part I and II

 

  • Plan Colombia

 

  • Nicaragua: A Nation’s Right to Survive

 

  • The War on Democracy

 

  • The Take

 

  • The Panama Deception

 

  • Americas in Transition

 

  • Conquistadors

 

  • Death Squadrons: The French School

 

  • The Gringo in Mañanaland

 

  • Hidden in Plain Sight

 

  • Latin America’s Challenges to U.S. Domination: An Interview with Noam Chomsky

 

  • Ser Madre En América Latina

 

  • Afrogentinos = Afroargentines

 

  • Aleida Guevara Remembers her Father, Che

 

  • Burnt Oranges

 

  • Presumed Guilty

 

  • Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo

 

  • Bolivia, La Coca, Alimento de los Pobres

 

  • Can’t do it in Europe

 

  • Coca and the Congressman

 

  • Cocalero

 

  • The Devil’s Miner

 

  • The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story

 

  • Favela Rising

 

  • Granito de Arena

 

  • Quilombo Country

 

  • Waste Land

 

  • The Battle of Chile: The Struggle of an Unarmed People

 

  • The Pinochet Case

 

  • Scrapes of Life

 

  • Threads of Hope

 

  • Coca Mama: The War on Drugs

 

  • Castro” Man and Myth

 

  • Fidel

 

  • Cubanos, Life and Death of a Revolution

 

  • ¡Luchando! Cuba’s Struggle to Survive

 

  • Fidel: The Untold Story

 

  • The Invisibles

 

  • 1932, Scars of Memory

 

  • The Houses are Full of Smoke

 

  • Devils Don’t Dream

 

  • Alonso’s Dream

 

  • The Battle of Chile

 

  • The Take

 

  • The Aztecs

 

  • Street Lives

 

  • Sin Nombre

 

  • De Nadie

 

  • Maquilapolis

 

  • Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out

 

African Focus:

 

  • Stealing Africa

 

  • War and Peace

 

  • Invisible Children

 

  • Searching for Sugar Man

 

  • War Dance

 

  • Blood Coltan

 

  • Africa Addio

 

  • The Act of Killing

 

  • Blood in the Mobile

 

  • The New Rulers of the World

 

  • War by Other Means

 

  • Blood Diamonds

 

  • God Loves Uganda

 

  • Mandela

 

  • Darfur Now

 

  • A Small Act

 

  • Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death

 

  • Lost Boys of Sudan

 

  • Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

 

  • Call Me Kuchu

 

  • Darwin’s Nightmare

 

  • Motherland

 

  • A Small Act

 

  • Black Gold

 

  • A Lot Like You

 

  • The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

 

  • Algeria, Unspoken Stories

 

Middle East Focus:

 

  • 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs

 

  • Alone in Tehran

 

  • Waltz with Bashir

 

  • Promises

 

  • Age of Terror: A Survey or Modern Terrorism

 

  • Algeria: Women at War

 

  • Authority and Change

 

  • Battle for the Holy Land

 

  • Five Broken Cameras

 

  • Beyond Borders: Arab Feminists Talk about their Lives

 

  • Beirut to Bosnia: Muslims and the West

 

  • Beyond the Veil

 

  • Beyond the Mirage: The Face of the Occupation

 

  • Breaking Bread

 

  • Brothers and Others: The Impact of September 11th on Arabs, Muslims and South East Asians in America

 

  • Children of Fire

 

  • Control Room

 

  • Edward Said on Orientalism

 

  • Edward Said: The Last Interview

 

  • Egypt: From Christianity to Nasser

 

  • Gaza Under Siege

 

  • Good Kurds, Bad Kurds: No Friends but the Mountains

 

  • Inside God’s Bunker

 

  • Islamic Fundamentalism and Democracy

 

  • Justice and Jihad

 

  • Long Road to War

 

  • Media and Democracy in the Arab World

 

  • Muslims in America: The Misunderstood Millions

 

  • Myth of the Clash of Civilizations

 

  • Not Without My Veil: Women in Oman

 

  • Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: U.S. Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

 

  • Selves and Others: A Portrait of Edward Said

 

  • A Veiled Revolution

 

  • Women and War

 

  • Slums of India

 

  • Fire in the Blood

 

  • Softwaring Hard

 

  • Powerless/Katiyabaaz

 

  • The Power of Nightmares: Part I: Baby It’s Cold Outside

 

  • The Power of Nightmares: Part II: The Phantom Victory

 

  • The Power of Nightmares: Part III: The Shadows in the Cave

 

European Focus:

 

  • The Power of Nightmares: Part I: Baby It’s Cold Outside

 

  • The Real Face of the European Union

 

  • The Finland Pheonomenon

 

  • Shoah

 

  • Once Brothers

 

  • War Photographer

 

  • Into Eternity

 

  • Debtocracy

 

  • The Gleaner and I

 

  • The Great Euro Crash

 

  • Debt and Redemption

 

  • Everyday Rebellion

 

  • Catastroika

 

  • Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story

 

  • The Great Euro Crisis

 

  • London-The Modern Babylon.

 

  • La Roca

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