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Barker, Greg

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Ghosts of Rwanda ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers, and survivors, this documentary examines the state-sponsored genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Explores the reasons why the international community and the United States did not intervene as Hutu extremists killed some 800,000 Tutsis
God in America how religious liberty shaped America ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the sweeping and dramatic story of religious life in America, examining more than 500 years of American religious history, from the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the 2008 presidential election. Examine this history as it has played out in public life, exploring the complex interaction between religion and democracy in the United States; the origins of the American concept of religious liberty; the dynamics of the ever-evolving American religious marketplace; and more
Commanding heights the battle for the world economy by Daniel Yergin ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode two: illustrates how economies with strict governmental control encountered serious trouble in the 1980s and how many leaders embraced the idea of "shock therapy," a rapid conversion to free-market capitalism. The program focuses in detail on how reform played out in several countries: Russia, Poland, India, Bolivia, and Chile, as they lived through the upheavals of rapid change, dealing with both the new freedoms and the new dangers of privatization, deregulation, and competition
The age of AIDS ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the 25th anniversary of the first diagnosed cases of AIDS, FRONTLINE examines one of the worst pandemics the world has ever known in "The Age of AIDS." After a quarter century of political denial and social stigma, of stunning scientific breakthroughs, bitter policy battles and inadequate prevention campaigns, HIV/AIDS continues to spread rapidly throughout much of the world, particularly in developing nations. Part One's two-hour broadcast begins with the medical and scientific mystery that emerged in 1981 when five gay men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with a new disease. It traces the international response in the first years of the epidemic, contrasting moments of inspirational leadership with the tragedy of missed opportunities. The film also reveals the astounding spread of the disease to over 70 million infections in 2006. Part Two explores the chasm that emerged between rich and poor following the development of the miraculous "triple cocktail" HIV treatment in the mid-1990s. While the treatment seemed to signal a new era in which AIDS was no longer a fatal disease, the high price of the drugs meant they were unaffordable to patients in developing nations. The film also examines the next wave of the AIDS epidemic in some of the most populous and strategically important nations in the world, including Russia, India and China, and tracks the same pattern of official denial and political indifference that characterized the epidemic in so many other countries
News war ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secrets, Sources & Spin Part 1 examines the political and legal forces challenging the mainstream news media today and press reactions. The film looks at the debates over the role of journalism; the relationship between the Bush administration and the press; the controversies surrounding the use of anonymous sources in reporting; and the unintended consequences of the Valerie Plame investigation -- a confusing, ugly affair that ultimately damaged the legal protections reporters' thought they enjoyed under the First Amendment. Part 2 continues with the legal jeopardy faced by a number of reporters across the country, and the complications generated by the war on terror. Many reporters face jail for refusing to reveal sources in the context of leak investigations, while editors of the nation's leading newspapers now confront the question of how much can the press reveal about secret government programs in that war without jeopardizing national security? In What's Happening to the News (Pt. 3), network executives, journalists, Wall Street analysts, bloggers, and key players at Google and Yahoo! explain the battle for survival in a rapidly changing world. The embattled Los Angeles Times, one of the last remaining papers in the country still covering major national stories, is profiled. The Frontline/World (4th) segment focuses on two stories. The first is on new Arab media and its role in both mitigating and exacerbating the clash between the West and Islam. Al Jazeera has changed the face of a parochial and tightly controlled Arab media, and this hour explores Al Jazeera's growing influence around the world. The second is a video essay on journalists worldwide, which details how in many countries the press has been suppressed, and journalists have been jailed, exiled, and murdered
Koran by heart one chance to remember ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this 80-minute documentary, three 10-year old children leave their native countries to participate in one of the Islamic world's most famous competitions, a test of memory and recitation known as The International Holy Koran Competition. As the competition reaches its climax, Koran By Heart offers a compelling and nuanced glimpse into some of the pressures faced by the next generation of Muslims
The new rules of the game by Greg Barker ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new rules of the game tracks the explosive growth of the new world economy from the 1992 presidential campaign to the present. Examining the promise and the perils of the global economy, the film focuses on the story of President Bill Clinton's embrace of free trade, the threat of global contagion, the sometimes violent debate over globalization, and the issues facing the Bush administration and the United States in the 21st century. It tackles the impact of free trade on the developing world and on Americans, the sometimes perilous effects of globalized economies, and the critical questions for the future- including the challenge of bringing the world's poor into the era of global growth
Manhunt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The May 1, 2011 raid on Abbottabad, Pakistan that culminated in the killing of Osama bin Laden took 40 minutes. The CIA's hunt for binLaden took two decades. An official selection of the 2013 Sundance Festival, Manhunt tells the remarkable true story of the nearly 20-year pursuit of the world's most notorious terrorist. Directed by Emmy-nominee Greg Barker, the film features testimony and recollections - some shared for the first time - from top CIA officers, many of them women, who labored to eliminate bin Laden's terrorist organization and eventually the man himself. Based on the book "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden - from 9/11 to Abbottabad" by Peter Bergen, this documentary feature is a real-life spy thriller that reveals behind-the-scenes accounts from CIA analysts, targeters and operatives, who testify to the disagreements, frustrations, tragedies and triumphs that make up this fascinating yet painful chapter in American military and political history. - - from container
Red files secrets of the Russian archives revealed ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Red files exposes a fascinating view of history from the Soviet perspective. Featuring powerful interviews with key Soviet participants, never-before-seen film archives and declassified dossiers, the series tells compelling stories of personal and political intrigue that were hidden behind the Iron Curtain for generations
Showdown with Iran ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the United States and Iran are locked in a battle for power and influence across the Middle East -- with the fear of an Iranian nuclear weapon looming in the background -- FRONTLINE gains unprecedented access to Iranian hard-liners shaping government policy, including parliament leader Hamid Reza Hajibabaei, National Security Council member Mohammad Jafari and state newspaper editor Hossein Shariatmadari. In this report that focuses on the tumultuous U.S.-Iran relations since 9/11, FRONTLINE examines how U.S. efforts to install democracy in Iraq have served to strengthen Iran's position as an emerging power in the Middle East--Publisher website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/showdown/etc/synopsis.html
Campaign against terror ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On the one-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Frontline tells the behind-the-scenes story of the U.S. and world response. The first hour of "Campaign Against Terror" chronicles, through interviews with key players, how complex diplomatic maneuvering led to the formation of an international coalition against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. It also details how the White House, Pentagon, and the CIA moved quickly to develop a plan for fighting a new kind of war. The second hour of this documentary focuses on how this first war of the 21st century was fought."--Http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign
Ho Chi Minh by Greg Barker ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through newsreel clips and interviews with contemporaries, the life of Ho Chi Minh is traced. In Vietnam, he continues to be a spiritual saint and a father figure
The survival of Saddam ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines how despite the Gulf War, economic sanctions, no-fly zones and military attacks from the Iraqi opposition, Saddam Hussein has been able to hold onto power. Also features a look at his rise to power
Charles DeGaulle a profile by Greg Barker ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In June 1940, a junior general in the French army escaped to London determined to save France after its surrender to the Germans. Charles De Gaulle became the leader of the Free French, and the embodiment of their hope for the future. Arrogant and abrasive, through sheer force of will he asserted France's position with the Allied powers. When the Allies were ready to recapture Paris, Eisenhower held back his troops to allow De Gaulle to liberate Paris. After the war, De Gaulle was the outstanding figure in France and the natural choice to lead the new government. But the infighting among the political parties was distasteful to him and he retired from public life in 1947. In 1958, when France was torn apart by the Algerian independence movement, De Gaulle emerged from seclusion to form the Fifth Republic. Though initially he hoped to retain Algeria as part of France, in the end he realized it must gain its independence. By 1968 a new post war generation had come of age and rebelled against his authoritarianism. He resigned in 1969 and died the following year. Archival films together with commentary by journalists and colleagues bring the career of this remarkable leader alive
Pol Pot secret killer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Pol Pot, former prime minister of Cambodia
The age of AIDS ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winner of a 2007 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for broadcast journalism, after more than two decades of stigma, research, and education, Frontline presents the definitive chronicle of one of the worst pandemics ever known. Through interviews with researchers, activists, and patients, Frontline investigates the science, politics and human cost of this disease, and asks: what has been learned, and what must be done to stop AIDS?
Sergio ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charismatic, charming, and complex, Sergio Vieira de Mello was the United Nations' go-to-guy, a man who could descend into the most dangerous places, charm the worst war criminals, and somehow protect the lives of the ordinary people to whom he devoted his life. Yet his virtues could not save him when he was killed by a terrorist bomb in Baghdad in August, 2003
Commanding heights, the battle for the world economy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This series explores our changing economic world: the clash between governments and the marketplace, the debate over the impact of globalization, and the forces shaping our future economy. Episode one explains how, for the last half of the 20th century, the world moved toward more governmental control of markets -- from the centrally planned economies of the communist world to the "mixed economies" of Europe and the developing world to the United States' regulated capitalism -- and then began to move away from governmental control in the 1980s and 1990s. The program also discusses two important economists of this era: John Maynard Keynes, who advocated government intervention to control the booms and busts of capitalist economies, and Friedrich von Hayek, who argued that government intervention in the economy would erode human freedom and was doomed to failure
War of ideas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1st film focuses on the new Arab media and its role in both mitigating and exacerbating the clash between the West and Islam. The 2nd film centers around journalists risking their lives to challenge the powerful. In this film, Sheila Coronel focuses on specific examples of journalists in different countries who have encountered censorship, imprisonment, and even death
Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1990s, most of the world had converted to free-market capitalism, setting the stage for a new, and rapidly growing, global economy. Disappearing trade barriers and unrestricted capital flows fueled by a global workforce and furious technological innovation would all transform the world economy. This program examines the promise and perils of globalization, focusing on the story of President Bill Clinton's embrace of free-trade policies, the challenges the world's leaders faced in taming the virulent contagion of financial collapse, and the violent debate over globalization. Spanning from the 1992 presidential campaign to the September 11 attacks, this film candidly confronts the issues of "globalization."
 
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