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After the War: Life Post-Yugoslavia

After the War: Life Post-Yugoslavia is a 150-minute compilation featuring 9 films by 5 film-makers from the former Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, Peru and the United States. These films represent a broad spectrum of contemporary documentary film-making. Rather than a polemical examination of the governmental and military situations that caused the civil war, these films represent the human costs by providing a ground-level view of life in a country ravaged by war, cultural divisions, and its difficult road to reconciliation.

Coffee Futures

Coffee Futures weaves individual fortunes with the story of Turkey’s decades long attempts to become a member of the European Union. Promises and predictions made by politicians, both foreign and domestic, are juxtaposed with the rhetorics and practices of everyday coffee fortune telling. The widespread custom of coffee fortune telling in Turkey is an everyday communication tool. Coffee fortunes are both a way of dealing with hopes, fears and worries, and also a way of indirectly voicing matters usually left unspoken.

Chernobyl Heart

Chernobyl Heart is a documentary about the effects of radiation on the children of Belarus, 16 years after the accident at the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl. The film begins with the journey into the exclusion zone, driving to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and follows the invisible trail of radiation to the country’s hospitals,cancer centers, orphanages, and mental asylums, where the children live, or are being treated for their disease.

Whose is this Song?

In her search for the true origins of a haunting melody, the filmmaker travels to Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, Serbia and Bulgaria. The trip is filled with humor, suspense, tragedy and surprise as each country's citizens passionately claim the song to be their own and can even furnish elaborate histories for its orgins. The tune emerges again and again in different forms: as a love song, a religious hymn, a revolutionary anthem, and even a military march. The powerful emotions and stubborn nationalism raised by one song seem at times comical and othertimes, eerily telling.

The Adventures of Cheburashka and Friends

This DVD collects four classic episodes of the beloved Cheburashka & Friends stop-motion animation series: 1) Crocodile Gena, 2) Cheburashka, 3) Old Lady Shapokliak, and 4) Cheburashka Is Going to School. Each episode can be viewed in either Russian or English.

Music and Culture of Kyrgyzstan

The Music and Culture of Kyrgyzstan, created by Munara Mailybekova and Aida Huseynova, is an interactive DVD-ROM highlighting the music and culture of Kyrgyzstan. Watch and listen to recordings of Kyrgyzstani music. In the process, learn about this country's rich musical history and the fascinating array of instruments and traditions that it incorporates. This DVD-ROM is part of the "Global Voices Comprehensive" series, created and distributed by Indiana University's Inner Asian Uralic National Resource Center.

Music and Culture of Azerbaijan

The Music and Culture of Azerbaijan, created by Aida Huseynova, is an interactive DVD-ROM highlighting the music and culture of Azerbaijan. Watch and listen to recordings of Azerbaijani music. In the process, learn about this country's rich musical history and the fascinating array of instruments and traditions that it incorporates. This DVD-ROM is part of the "Global Voices Comprehensive" series, created and distributed by Indiana University's Inner Asian Uralic National Resource Center.

Romani Tales

The DVD-ROM "Romani Tales"--produced by the University of Manchester's Romani Project--aims to promote awareness of Romani culture and its diverstiy across the communities of Roms, Gypsies and Travellers in the UK and across Europe. Young people are invited to follow ther narratives of Romani people from ten different countries who share with us their thoughts about work, school, marriage, and traditions. They can listen to people's attitudes to Romani people and are prompted to reflect on their own attitudes.

Post No Bills: Contemporary Polish Posters

The catalog for the Polish Museum of America's exhibition, "Post No Bills: Contemporary Polish Posters," which was on display from April 16th, 2010 to May 16th, 2010. The Polish Museum described the exhibit thuslu, "A Colorful and intriguing poster exhibition by very talented and accomplished students and faculty from The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and Katowice, Poland. Polish poster art has long enjoyed world-wide prestige for its exceptional originality."

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