Area Studies


New! Humanitarian Intervention Does More Harm Than Good: A Debate 70 min.

The international community currently faces a global refugee crisis and mass atrocities in Iraq, Myanmar, Syria, Yemen, and other countries. How should the West respond? Proponents of humanitarian intervention—the use of force to halt human rights abuses—argue that the world’s most powerful nations have a responsibility to protect innocent people around the planet. Beyond saving lives, they conten...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Chalk Girl 25 min.

A protester at the heart of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. Two years since being arrested, the 16-year-old must decide whether to rejoin the battle alongside the '"localist" youth. As elections loom, Chalk Girl is torn between wanting to respect her family, who are concerned about the risks of her activism, and standing up to Chinese interference. Young localists see themselves as being in a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Escape From Syria: Rania's Odyssey 23 min.

Rania Mustafa Ali, 20, filmed her journey from the ruins of Kobane in Syria to Austria, showing what many refugees face on their perilous journey to Europe. She ischeated by smugglers, teargassed and beaten at the Macedonian border, and risks drowning in the Mediterranean—traveling in a boat meant to hold 15 people but stuffed with over 50. Those with disabilities are carried across raging rivers...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! The Fight 30 min.

Disabled individuals marched across the Andes Mountains into La Paz and encountered riot police, barricades, tear gas, and water cannons. The protestors live on the streets, attempting to enter Plaza Murillo to meet with President Evo Morales.The government refuses to discuss their request for a pension of $70 a month and the protestors suspend themselves from the city's bridges in their wheelchai...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! The Battle For Myanmar’s Buddhist Spirit 17 min.

In Myanmar, different groups of Buddhist monks are battling with how to deal with the country’s minority Muslim population. While some advocate peace, others, such as the extremist Ma Ba Tha, incite hatred and violence. In this film, The Guardian investigates how the monks’ actions are threatening to destabilize the country’s newly established democracy.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! I Want To Bring Up A Warrior: Ukraine's Far-Right Children's Camp 14 min.

In Ukraine, the far-right Azov militia is fighting on the frontline—and running a summer camp for children. The Guardian visited the camp and followed 16-year-old Anton through his experiences. Is Azov really a modern Hitler Youth organizsation, or is it trying to prepare young Ukrainians for the tough reality that awaits them?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Quipu 22 min.

In Peru, doctors forced sterilizations on 300,000 people over 18 years ago. Esperanza and Teodula organized the Quipu Project, a phone line that allows women to share their stories, listen to others' experiences, and be heard around the world. This documentary follows the journeys of these two women fighting for reparations and women's rights in a male-dominated society.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! The Yamuna, India's Most Polluted River 10 min.

Guardian India correspondent Michael Safi takes a journey along the Yamuna river. Stretching 855 miles across the north of the country, at its source in the Himalayas, the water is crystal clear. However, once it streams through New Delhi, it turns into one of the filthiest rivers in the world. Rapid urbanization is partly to blame, but so is lax enforcement of laws against illegal dumping.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Bad Hombres 87 min.

We investigate the most heavily used migration route on Earth. Dutch journalist Stef Biemans travels between Guatemala and the US during the first months of the Trump Administration, to see what the so called ‘bad hombres’ hope to find the USA. Who are the people Donald Trump wants to keep out of America by building a wall?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

The Unwanted 19 min.

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Bangladesh and social media has become the new battle ground in the fight over Rohingya. This ABC News film highlights one of the world's most persecuted minorities.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017