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2006 Spring Doing Good in the World: Post-9/11 Opportunities and Challenges


January 28, 2014

“The Spectre of Hope”

Over the past 30 years Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado’s work has won every major award for excellence. More importantly, his photographs have had an actual impact on the world and how it is seen, bringing conditions of famine and poverty to the attention of a jaded first world in a profound and arresting way. Best […]

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“Occupation Dreamland”

Occupation Dreamland is an unflinchingly candid portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in the doomed Iraq city of Falluja during the winter of 2004. A collective study of the soldiers unfolds as they patrol an environment of low-intensity conflict creeping steadily towards catastrophe. Through the squad’s activities OCCUPATION: DREAMLAND provides a vital glimpse […]

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“Darwin’s Nightmare”

This is a picture of hell on earth: or more correctly, Lake Victoria in Tanzania. In the 1960s the Nile Perch was introduced into the lake. Amajor predator, it’s been eating the native fish out of house and homeever since. The fishermen, paid a pittance for their work, haul the fish into modern processing plants […]

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“Sir! No Sir!”

In the 1960’s an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. This movement didn’t take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs and in the dingy towns that surround military bases. It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread […]

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“Rx for Survival”

From vaccines to antibiotics, clean water to nutrition, bio-terror threats to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the six-part series RX FOR SURVIVAL tells the compelling stories of global health champions and the communities they strive to protect. Employing both historical dramatic sequences and poignant current documentary stories, the series will showcase key milestones in public health history, […]

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“Our Brand is Crisis”

Our Brand is Crisis looks at what happens when an American political consulting group that includes James Carville works to guide candidate Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (known as Goni) to the presidency of Bolivia, a country plagued by a dire economic situation, political corruption and social disturbances. Goni’s campaign is in crisis. Rachel Boynton is […]

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“Favela Rising”

Favela Rising documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson is a former drug trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, […]

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“Street Fight”

There’s a saying that democracy is a contact sport. The new film Street Fight gives you a ringside seat. Even if you know the outcome from national reports, or lived in Newark at the time, this insider’s chronicle of the 2002 race for mayor in Newark, New Jersey is riveting, delivering a dramatic account of […]

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“State of Fear”

Based on the findings of the Peruvian Truth Commission.  How can an open society balance demands for security with democracy? STATE OF FEAR dramatizes the human and societal costs a democracy faces when it embarks on a “war” against terror, potentially without end, all too easily exploited by unscrupulous leaders seeking personal political gain. The […]

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February 7, 2006

Mark Hanis

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