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STEPS International

Works: 38 works in 96 publications in 6 languages and 1,564 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Internet videos  Biographies  History  Caricatures and cartoons  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Short films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 363.320973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by STEPS International
Please vote for me by Weijun Chen( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eight-year-old children compete for the position of class monitor in the first school election of its kind held in China. Aided and abetted by parents and teachers, the young candidates reveal the nature of democracy in a rapidly changing country"--Http://
Iron ladies of Liberia by Daniel Junge( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On January 16, 2006, after fourteen years of civil war, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was inaugurated President of Liberia. Her campaign navigated a hotly-contested election, which she won with the overwhelming support of women across Liberia. As the first elected female head of state in Africa, she has appointed other extraordinary women to leadership positions in all areas of government, including the Police Chief and the Ministers of Justice, Commerce, and Finance. With unprecedented access, [this film] chronicles her historic first year in office"--Container
Bloody cartoons : freedom of expression and the clash of cultures by Karsten Kjær( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2005, a handful of Danish cartoons sparked a worldwide debate over freedom of expression-and the freedom to express religious outrage. Was a violent Islamic backlash against caricatures of the prophet Mohammed justified? Can democracy and fundamentalism coexist in the global community? This program travels to Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Qatar, and Turkey, as well as to France and Denmark, in search of answers. Viewers will encounter a wide array of perspectives from influential figures-such as Raed Hlayhel, the Danish Imam who moved to Lebanon to spearhead protests; Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi, the al-Jazeera Islamic televangelist who called for a ""day of anger"" against the cartoons; and leading staff members of newspapers that published them. (54 minutes)."
Why democracy?. we're watching you( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide We are Watching You shines a harsh spotlight on Egypt's new democracy
In search of Gandhi by Lalit Vachani( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early twentieth century, Mahatma Gandhi inspired millions of Indians to rise up against the British colonial state and successfully agitate for the establishment of a democratic and free India. In 2007, India celebrated the 60th anniversary of its existence as an independent nation. But what kind of democracy does India have today, and what does it mean to actually live in the world' largest democracy? Adopting the conventions of a road-movie, the film crew travels down the famous trail of Gandhi's salt march, stopping at the same villages and cities where Gandhi and his followers raised their call for independence ... [to document] the stories of ordinary citizens in India today [and] to discover the current and future state of democracy in India"--Container quotation from OCLC rec no. 262465680
Wholphin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of live-action short films and documentaries
Looking for the revolution by Rodrigo Vazquez( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Che Guevara died in southern Bolivia 40 years ago while trying to ignite the sparks of revolution throughout South America. His death at the hands of Bolivian Rangers, trained and financed by the US Government, marked the beginning of the cocaine era in Bolivia. Pressed by the masses who gave him a massive mandate, the first indigenous president, ex-coca leaf farmer Evo Morales has nationalised the oil industry and passed laws on agrarian reform. All the election speeches, which resulted in his landslide victory, sounded quite revolutionary, as did the iconography. But a closer look reveals that the old system is pretty much alive inside the new one. Corruption, nepotism and old-fashioned populism are at the core of this movement. The more Evo does to create employment, the more the landowners conspire against him and paralyse Bolivia's economy. As a result, no jobs are created and the poor press Evo even harder. Thus a cycle of tension threatens to crush the country and the indigenous revolution as well. Looking for the Revolution is about the inner workings of that tension as witnessed by the characters of the film. The landowners and the indigenous movement are still wrestling for power and neither has claimed victory yet. Ultimately, the search for the revolution that Che Guevara tried to start in Bolivia is now in Morales' hands
Why democracy? : Campaign!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of an international film project on democracy, follows the campaign of Kazuhiko Yamauchi, selected in 2005 by Japanese PM Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party as their candidate for a crucial vacant seat on the Kawasaki City Council, despite his lack of charisma and political experience : we're watching you( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[In 2005], Egyptian President [Hosni] Mubarak, whose National Democratic Party has been the dominant political force for 24 years, announced that Egypt would hold multi-party presidential elections. Unable to sit by while their country is on the brink of change, three women activists [Bosayna Kamel, Ghada Shahbandar & Engi Haddad] start a grassroots campaign to empower the public and hold their government accountable ... They film the election process, capturing widespread violence and voter fraud, and broadcast the footage on their website ("--Container
Durakovo, le village desℓ fous = Village of fools( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Russian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durakovo. The ironically named Village of Fools. A secluded town 90 miles outside Moscow brews old ideals in hopes of a revitalized regime. Mikhail Fyodorovich, (aka Mikhail Morozov) rules this small community with concepts of God, Tsar and Fatherland. That happiness is only around God, the Tsar does God's bidding and the people work hard in life to achieve the will of the Tsar. Prayer, labor and the political notion in contrast of Western Democracy is of frequent discussion. Mikhail makes known his stance in politics frequently, with those in his charge or with politicians from the capitol: to rebuild Russia to its former glory, criticize their leaders of the last thirty years and denounce Western ideals. He preaches the hand of God, the foundation he is laying, the old ways he is restoring, will one day win out over the US and its politics. A mix of hard religion, firm politics and strict labor play out before the camera with little intervention or direction from the filmmaker
Senkyo : Nippon no minshu shugi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the fall of 2005, 40-year-old [stamp & coin salesman] Kazuhiko Yamauchi's peaceful, humdrum life was turned upside down when [Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party] chose him at the last moment as its official candidate to run for a vacant seat on the Kawasaki City Council ... With zero experience in politics, no charisma, no supporters, and no constituency, Yamauchi had one week to prepare for an election critical to the future of the LDP"--Container
Taxi to the dark side by Alex Gibney( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An "investigation into the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process ... Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later"--Container
For God, Tsar and the Fatherland by Nino Kirtadze( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores what drives the current strain of Russian patriotism, and why many of the country's citizens strongly oppose Western-style democracy"--Container quotation from OCLC record 262465167
Why democracy[?] shorts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Multiple languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of [10] short documentary films [and 3 short fictional films] made by emerging filmmakers [from] across the planet... These films have been produced around the theme 'What does democracy mean to me?', and confront personal, political and human rights issues" -- Container
Solar Mamas : Are Women Better at Getting Out of Poverty Than Men?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Rafea ʻAnad as she travels from Jordan to attend Barefoot College in India, which takes uneducated middle-aged women from poor communities and trains them to become solar engineers, bringing power and jobs to their communities
Park Avenue : Money, Power, and the American Dream( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Number 740 Park Avenue is home to several New York billionaires. Just ten minutes north, in the South Bronx, is another Park Avenue, where more than half the population rely on government food stamps to survive. According to the American dream, any Bronx Park Avenue resident can end up living at 740 with enough willpower and hard work. But is that dream still attainable? Director Alex Gibney argues that the gap between rich and poor has widened significantly and will continue to do so as the rich use their wealth to fund political campaigns and lobby groups that rig the system in their favor." -- Container
Why democracy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Kenyan woman's view of the shifting of power in the last forty years in her country. This short documentary questions democracy and wonders if Kenyan leaders really want it
Stealing Africa : How Much Profit is Fair?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barrel : "Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, is South America's largest oil field, extracting 2.6 million barrels daily. Local fishing families struggle to survive on $150 per month; Luis David and village boys race in boats fashioned from oil barrels." -- Publisher's website
Why poverty?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the world : A lyrical, exhilarating and sometimes unsettling look at childbirth around the globe. Watch the documentary now or download it from our Vimeo channel
Land Rush : How Do You Feed the World?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventy-five percent of Mali's population work as farmers, but with no clear ownership rights, rich nations like Saudi Arabia and the U.S. have been scooping up prime land and using it for large-scale agribusiness production. Some Malians see this as an imperialistic land grab, but others feel that leasing deals could result in new economic opportunities for all. This program explores the pros and cons of a $600 million partnership between the government of Mali and an American agricultural developer who offers franchises to local farmers as contracted sugar cane growers. Must the Malians give up traditional land usage to survive, or can they escape poverty on their own terms?"--Container
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Alternative Names
Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects International