The Center for International Business Studies (CIBS) maintains a collection of DVDs in Wehner 230 that may be borrowed for use in the classroom. We prefer that no more than five (5) items be checked out at a time for a maximum of two (2) weeks. Some of the videos have discussion guides available.
See the list of available DVDs below and click on the title for a description. Please contact the CIBS office for additional information.
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- Africans, The (Volumes 1-4, 9 episodes)
- America at Work: Customer Inventory and Employee Training (1996)
- America Fights Back (1989, 60 minutes)
- Americas (1993, 1-10 tapes)
- Ascent of Money, The (2009, 2 hours) (Preview)
- Battle Ground: 21 Days on the Empire’s Edge (2004, 82 minutes)
- Bhutto: Democracy Was Her Greatest Revenge (2011, 111 minutes) (Preview)
- Big Short, The (2015, 130 minutes)
- Black Money (2009, 60 minutes) (Preview)
- Blood and Oil: The Middle East in World War I (2006, 112 minutes)
- Brazil: Gateway to South American Mega-Markets (1995)
- Breaking the Bank (2009, 60 minutes) (Preview)
- Building the Texas Strategy in a Changing World (1990)
- Business is Blooming: The International Floral Industry (2007, 53 minutes)
- Canada: True North (Part 1)
- Card Game, The (2009, 60 minutes) (Watch)
- Challenge of Productivity, The (1985, 30 minutes)
- Changing the Way Business Looks at Change
- China: From the Inside (2006, 4 episodes, 1 hour each ) (Preview)
- China Inside Out: New World Power, Old World Politics (2008, 42 minutes)
- China’s Prosperity: Behind the Scenes of Progress (2005, 31 minutes)
- Cliffhanger: Politics, Personalities, and the Fiscal Cliff (2013, 60 minutes) (Watch)
- Cold War (1998, 8 tapes, each 150 minutes)
- The Colonel Comes to Japan (1981, 30 minutes)
- Commanding Heights (2004, 1-3 tapes)
- Conquistadors (2009, 60 minutes)
- Corporate Social Responsibility: From Principles to Profit (2004, 51 minutes)
- Cotton Wars, The (2007, 53 minutes)
- Crash of 1929, The (1990, 60 minutes) (Watch)
- Crucible of the Millennium: Through the Looking Glass (Part 1, 90 minutes)
- Crucible of the Millennium: Echoes and Resonances (Part 2, 90 minutes)
- Doing Business in Latin America (1997, 1-4 tapes)
- Eastern Philosophy (2004, 1-3 tapes)
- Eastern Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, the Jains, and Shinto (Altars of the World, 1999)
- Economies in Transition (2000)
- The Emerging Markets of Eastern Europe and Russia (1996, Audio Tape)
- Emerging Powers (1-4 tapes)
- Empires – Richard the Lionheart and Saladin: Holy Warriors (2005, 110 minutes)
- Ethics: The Curse of Inca Gold/Ukraine (2005, 60 minutes)
- European Union (2005, 25 minutes)
- European Union (1995, 24 minutes)
- Exporting to Latin America: Marketing, Cultural, Financial, & Legal Considerations (1990, 2 tapes)
- The Fabric of Reform: Economic Change in West Africa (1999, 32 minutes, 2 study guides)
- Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs (1999, 2 tapes)
- First Red Multinational, The (2007, 50 minutes)
- Focus on International Business (1990)
- Foreign Exchange (2001, 20 minutes)
- Foreign Exchange (2002, 12 minutes)
- Foreign Languages: Doors to Opportunity (1997, 28 minutes)
- Four Mini Dragons (1994, 1-3 tapes)
- Get 1.1 Billion’s Attention: India’s Vast Car Market (2007, 60 minutes)
- Ghosts of Rwanda (2004, 120 minutes) (Preview)
- Global Contrasts: Human Energy at Work (DVD and Guide)
- Global Warming: The Signs and the Science (2005, 60 minutes)
- Globalization and the Need for Students to Participate in Overseas Programs (2003)
- Globalization in Practice
- Globalization in Theory
- Globalization: Winners & Losers (2000, 40 minutes)
- Going International: Part One (1983, 30 minutes)
- Going International: Part Two (1983, 50 minutes)
- Going Places: Distribution Channels/International Market
- The Great Global Bazaar (60 minutes)
- Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005, 3 episodes, 165 minutes total)
- Harvest of Fear (1999)
- Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands (2002) 60 minutes
- History of the European Monetary Union (2004, 60 minutes)
- History of the European Monetary Union (1999)
- Holy Warriors (2005, 120 minutes)
- Hong Kong Dresses Up (1982)
- Hot Chocolate (1984)
- How to do Business in Japan (1991)
- Human Energy at Work (DVD and Book)
- Human Geography: People, Places, and Change (1996, 1-10 tapes)
- Hungry for Profit
- IBUS 489 Special Topics: Contemporary Mexico (1997)
- In Search of Bin Laden (1999)
- In Search of China (2000)
- Information Sharing Made Easy (1996)
- Inside Job (2010, 109 minutes) (Preview)
- Inside Money: Cooperative Solutions from the IMF (2004, 2 study guides)
- Inside the Global Economy (1995, 1-13 tapes)
- Inside the Meltdown: What Happened to the Economy? (2009, 60 minutes) (Preview)
- International Business 4/3 – Griffin/Pustay (2005)
- International Business, “Business Administration”, and Aggie Football (1990)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF): Financial Cure or Catastrophe? (35 minutes)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF): Partner For Progress (2006, 17 minutes)
- International Straight Talk: Managing Human Resources for a Competitive Advantage – Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico (1995, 3 tapes)
- Irian Jayan – Treasure in the Clouds (1992)
- I.O.U.S.A. (2009, 85 minutes)
- Is Wal-Mart Good for America? (2005, 60 minutes) (Preview)
- Islam: Empire of Faith (2000, 2 tapes)
- Japan (PBS series)
- Japan’s Corporate System (1989)
- The Japanese Businessman: The Fighting Spirit Within the Group Ethic (1989, 25 minutes)
- Japanese On the Go! (Audio Tape)
- Journey of Man: The Story of the Human Species (2002, 120 minutes)
- KAMU TV-Center for International Business Studies
- Knowledge Capitalism: Competitiveness Reevaluated (Rethinking Competition in Knowledge Intensive Systems) (60 minutes)
- The Kyocera Experiment (1981, 30 minutes)
- Last Frontier?, The Airbus Industries of North America
- Latin America Export Summary (25 minutes)
- Legacy of Excellence, A (12 minutes)
- Legacy: The Origins of Civilization (2002, 6 episodes)
- The Life of Muhammad (2011, 180 minutes) (Preview)
- Madoff Affair by Frontline, The (2009, 60 minutes) (Preview)
- Making Globalization Succeed
- Managing for Productivity (1982)
- Managing Globally 7: Researching World Markets
- Marketing Your Small Business (1996)
- Mexico en Breve (2003)
- Mexico: A Story of Courage and Conquest (2004, 1-4 tapes)
- Mexico On Video
- MicroCredit for Women: Small Change, Big Business – The Women’s Bank of Bangladesh 10 Years Later (2006, 55 minutes)
- MicroCredit for Women: The Story of Grameen Bank – The Women’s Bank of Bangladesh (2006, 47 minutes)
- Millennium: The IMF in the New Century (2000, 54 minutes)
- Mini Dragons II (1-7 tapes)
- The Money Lenders (85 minutes)
- The Most Interesting Work… In the World (U.S. Dept of State)
- Money Never Sleeps: Global Financial Markets (2004, 53 minutes)
- Money, Power, and Wall Street by Frontline (2012, 240 minutes) (Preview)
- Multinational Enterprises and the End of Global Strategy (40 minutes)
- NAFTA (1992, 2 tapes)
- New Global Economics: A Real-World Guide (1-10 tapes, 30 minutes each)
- New Skills for Global Management (Audio Tape, 1993)
- Noam Chomsky, Rebel Without a Pause (post 9/11, 75 minutes)
- “Arguably the most important intellectual alive.” The New York Times
- NOW: Behind the Bailout (Hosted by David Brancaccio, 2008, 30 minutes) (Preview)
- NOW: Mortgage Mess (Hosted by David Brancaccio, 2008, 30 minutes) (Preview)
- NOW: Stock Alert (Hosted by David Brancaccio, 2008, 30 minutes) (Preview)
- One Man’s Multinational (1982)
- One Night in Bhopal (2005, 60 minutes)
- One World, One Economy (1990)
- Outsourcing: White Collar Exodus (2005, 51 minutes)
- Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis (2010, 47 minutes)
- The Pacific Century Tapes (1992, 10 tapes)
- Pathway To Growth (1996, 46 minutes)
- People’s Century 1900-1999 (1999, 2 tapes)
- Portfolio Manager Talks Futures and Risk Management (1996)
- The Power of Place: World Regional Geography (1996, 1-13 tapes)
- Profiles in Progress I Series: Marketing Mystique (1990)
- Project 1992: The European Community and the United States (1989)
- Putin’s Revenge (2017, 120 minutes)
- Religions of the World (2003, 6 episodes, 50 minutes each)
- Retailing in Europe (1992, 28 minutes)
- Retailing in Europe (2000, 28 minutes)
- Rites of the Day of the Dead (20 minutes)
- The Road to 9/11: A Brief History of Conflict in the Middle East (2003, 60 minutes)
- Shedding Light on the European Singles Market (1995)
- Shock Doctrine, The (2010, 83 minutes)
- Sick Around the World (2008, 60 minutes) (Preview)
- Silk Road: The Ancient World of Adventure, The (2000, 3 DVDs)
- Slavery: The Making of America (2005, 4 episodes, 60 minutes each – narrated by Morgan Freeman)
- State of Europe Series, The (2000, 3 tapes)
- Story of India, The (2008, 6 hours) (Preview)
- Straight Talk: Managing Human Resources for a Competitive Advantage – Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico (1999, 3 tapes)
- Take, The (2006, 87 minutes)
- Tank Man by Frontline, The (2006, 90 minutes) (Preview)
- Ten Trillion and Counting (2009, 60 minutes) (Preview)
- Theories of International Business (45 minutes)
- To Have and Have Not: Wealth and Poverty in the New China (2003, 60 minutes)
- Uganda: A Different Drummer and two study guides (2001, 34 or 25 minutes, 2 study guides)
- UNSW-Multinational Enterprises and the End of Global Strategy
- UNSW-Theories of International Business
- US Mexican War (1998, 2 tapes, each 120 minutes)
- Virtual Offices and Alternative Workplaces (1996)
- Warning by Frontline, The (2009, 60 minutes) (Preview)
- Warrior Empire: The Mughals (2006, 91 minutes)
- West Glen Series
- West Meets East in Japan
- Western Philosophy (2004, 1-3 tapes)
- Western Religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Altars of the World, 1999)
- Wine Wars, The (2007, 53 minutes)
- World Without Borders: What is Happening with Globalization (2000, 26 minutes)
- Your Cultural Passport to International Business (1995, 27 minutes)
The 1930’s (5 episodes)
Beginning with the 1929 stock market collapse, The 1930s looks at the creation of FDR’s Tree Army; construction of one of the greatest engineering projects of the modern era; the impact of the drought that transformed the plains; and an unlikely hero that gave downtrodden Americans hope. This collection of films examines America’s response to the unprecedented threats facing the nation during one of history’s most tumultuous decades.
The Africans (1996) 1-9 Tapes
Beautifully filmed on location in 16 African countries, “The Africans” looks at the many influences that have shaped this complex continent, including indigenous roots, religion, and colonialism. Produced by WETA/Washington, DC, and the BBC. Released: 1986. – (1) Winner of the Japan Prize and a CINE Award (2) Addresses both contemporary problems, such as apartheid and famine, and historical events, including ancient Egypt and the slave trade. (3) Provides invaluable materials for the study of geography, history, anthropology, and comparative religion.
- The Nature of a Continent
Geography’s influence on history is the topic of this episode, which explores the roles that water, desert, and equatorial climate have played in developing African culture and civilization.
- A Legacy of Lifestyles
What constitutes “family” in African culture? This segment examines matrilineal, patrilineal, and polygamous traditions as well as the impact of modern cities on family ties.
- New Gods
The roles of Christina missionaries, Western secularism, Muslim sects, Egyptian Pharaohs, and native religions are discussed in visits to Senegal, Zaire, and Egypt.
- Tools of Exploitation
This program traces the colonial economic legacy, the development of slavery, and European control of Africa’s natural resources, with special attention to the roles played by Belgium and Great Britain.
- New Conflicts
Urbanization, warrior traditions, European-created national boundaries, the Islamic Jihad traditions, and nationalist movements are problems of Africa’s post-colonial period, examined in this episode.
- In Search of Stability
In a continent where more than 70 coups have taken place in the last 30 years, the question of governing effectively is critical. This segment compares African military regimes, one-party states, Marxism in Mozambique, and the styles of the presidents of Tanzania and Zaire.
- A Garden of Eden in Decay?
More than 70 million Africans suffer from malnutrition while their countries export food to Europe. Economic and agricultural failures and successes are examined in Algeria, Ghana, and Zimbabwe.
- A Clash of Cultures
In every area of life — dress, behavior, law, worship, language — Africans have a triple heritage that often sends conflicting signals. The Africans struggle to evolve new, effective, and essentially African ways of doing things is the topic of this episode.
- Global Africa
Africa’s role in international politics and economics, from U.N. participation to cobalt production and the political crisis in South Africa, is the focus of this concluding episode. Other issues include the International Monetary Fund, food aid, and tourism.
America Fights Back (1989) 60 minutes
This documentary explores how the United States has reemerged as a competitor with the Japanese in the international marketplace. It first looks at the early days of mass production and “Scientific Management.” It then focuses on contemporary examples of three industrial plants and investigates their solutions to conflicts between management and unskilled workers. It analyzes how a philosophy of quality control turned Japan’s economy into a multi billion-dollar enterprise, and shows how this philosophy has been central in the revitalization of American companies.
Americas (1993) 10 tapes, each 60 minutes
The people of South and Central America and the Caribbean reflect on their lives, their history and societies in AMERICAS. This intimate look at contemporary Latin America examines issues confronting the entire region by focusing on individual communities. Campesinos, city dwellers, artists, government officials, revolutionaries and others bring forth the multi-layered diversity of the region.
- The Garden of Forking Paths: Dilemmas of National Development (Argentina)
- Capital Sins: Authoritarianism and Democratization (Mexico)
- Continent on the Move: Migration and Urbanization (Mexico)
- Mirrors of the Heart: Race and Identity (Bolivia, Haiti, the Dominican Republic)
- In Women’s Hands: The Changing Roles of Women (Chile)
- Miracles Are Not Enough: Continuity and Change in Religion (Brazil, Nicaragua)
- Builders of Images: Latin America Cultural Identity (Puerto Rico, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
- Get Up, Stand Up: Problems of Sovereignty (Columbia, Jamaica, Panama)
- Fire in the Mind: Revolutions and Revolutionaries (El Salvador, Peru, Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua)
- The Latin American and Caribbean Presence in the U.S. (Southern California, Miami, New York City)
The Ascent of Money: Boom and Bust (2009) 120 minutes
Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, the wherewithal. Call it what you like: Money can make us or it can break us. In the past year, it’s certainly broken some of the biggest names on Wall Street. How on Earth could a little local difficulty with subprime mortgages in the United States unleash an economic tsunami big enough to wipe out some of Wall Street’s most illustrious firms, force nationalization of banks and financial institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, and bring the entire world economy to the very brink of recession, if not depression? Hosted by bestselling author, economist, historian, and Harvard professor Niall Ferguson, THE ASCENT OF MONEY takes a prescient look at how money evolved, from the concept of credit and debt in the Renaissance to the emergence of a global economy and the subprime crisis we face today. As he traverses the world of money, Ferguson speaks with leading experts including financier George Soros and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, among others. From the rise of the stocks and bonds markets to subprime mortgages, from the housing bubble to the globalization of money and the concept of “Chimerica,” Ferguson demonstrates that financial history is the essential backstory behind all history and to the current financial meltdown.
Battleground: 21 Days On The Empire’s Edge (2004) 82 minutes
For 3 weeks in October 2003, against the backup of increasingly violent resistance to the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the award-winning web-based Guerilla News Network sent a crew to document everyday life for Iraqis and American soldiers. Dramatic eyewitness accounts and candid commentary are interweaved with the heart-wrenching story of a former anti-Saddam Hussein guerilla, who has returned to Iraq after 13 years to find his family. BATTLEGROUND goes beyond the headlines and partisan politicas to offer a wider understanding of this divisive conflict.
Bhutto: Democracy Was Her Greatest Revenge (2011) 111 minutes
The epic story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation.
A favored daughter of the family often called the “Kennedys of Pakistan,” Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and executed by his own military. Her time in power saw acts of courage and controversy as she broke the Islamic glass ceiling, fought for the rights of women, and tried to quell the fires of religious extremism, while battling accusations of corruption.
A fascinating array of archival footage, never-before-heard audio of Benazir and interviews with family members and leading experts brings to life this tale of Shakespearean dimensions in the country The Economist calls “the World’s most dangerous place.”
Black Money (2009) 60 minutes
FRONTLINE investigative correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the shadowy world of international bribery. The story reveals how multinational companies create slush funds, set up front companies, and make secret payments, all to get billions in business. But these practices are facing a new international crackdown, led by prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice and allies abroad. At the center of this is a controversial, ongoing investigation into the British-based multinational BAE Systems and allegations about billion-dollar bribes.
The bets were huge and risky: billions of dollars on the housing market. The upside was undeniable: Superbanks reaped billions of dollars, dominated the landscape and gobbled up competitors. Then, the bottom dropped out – the massive losses on Wall Street nearly broke the banks. In the worst crisis in decades, brand-name banks found themselves on the brink of failure. As the federal government contemplates what could become a massive nationalization of the industry, FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors to tell the inside story of how things went so wrong so fast and to document efforts to stabilize the industry. Veteran FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (Inside the Meltdown) untangles the complicated financial and political web threatening one superbank in particular, Bank of America.
Blood and Oil: The Middle East in World War I (2006) 112 minutes
Examines the devastating conflict and Western political intrigue that laid the foundation for wars, coups, revolts and military interventions in the Middle East. After the end of World War I, most of the Ottoman Empire was carved up into “spheres of influence”, controlled mostly by British and French. The remaining territories became the modern state of Turkey in 1923 – after a five-year struggle by Turkish nationalists against Western domination. This feature-length documentary film follows conflict from the Ottoman Empire’s entry into the Great War in October 1914 to the Allied victory and declaration of the new Turkish Republic in 1923, and the hostilities that have plagued the region since.
The typical Valentine’s Day bouquet is the product of an elaborate South American growing operation, a complicated airborne distribution network, and sophisticated European trading markets akin to stock exchanges. This program describes the entire process in detail, clearly illustrating the global nature of the floral industry. Shot in Ecuador, Colombia, France, and Holland, the video shows how supply and demand, seasonal dynamics, global competition, and other issues affect the production and transportation of a fragile, perishable commodity—which, although traded on a massive scale, moves according to highly emotional market forces.
The Card Game (2009) 60 minutes
As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, FRONTLINE examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. In a joint project with The New York Times – a follow-up to the SECRET HISTORY OF THE CREDIT CARD – Lowell Bergman and the Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians and consumer advocates as they square-off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency. How are the credit, debit and pre-paid card industries repositioning themselves to maintain high profits under the new rules? The stakes couldn’t be higher as many fear the consumer loan industry could be at the center of the next crisis.
The Challenge of Productivity (1985) 30 minutes
This program defines the concept of productivity and compares American efforts to increase productivity with those of other countries. It identifies external factors that affect productivity–government, labor, and the economy–as well as such factors as organizational goals and management attitudes and practices. It addresses how companies can improve productivity through planning, organizing, and controlling, as well as by establishing a continuous flow of communication.
China: From the Inside (2006) 4 episodes, each 1 hour
China is rapidly becoming a world power, but much of the country and its people remain hidden to those outside its borders. CHINA FROM THE INSIDE includes visits to temples in Tibet, border areas of Muslim Xinjiang, Communist Party meetings, a village election, court rooms, newspaper offices, a women’s labor camp, and a country wedding. From these domains, viewers observe the difficulties of navigating politics and culture in this vast country. In only 4 hours, viewers will be able to discern a China that few outside the country ever glimpse, a country of 1.3 billion people undergoing extraordinary growth while facing prodigious obstacles.
- Episode 1: Power and the People
How does the Communist Party exert control over 1.3 billion Chinese? Are village elections a chance for people to take a share in power? Chinese people, from farmer to Minister, speak frankly about the problems the country faces and the ways forward.
- Episode 2: Women of the Country
China’s women are argued over at their weddings and have one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Now many are beginning to fight for their rights and their futures.
- Episode 3: Shifting Nature
China’s environment is in trouble, but solutions often seem as harsh as the problems. A third of the world uses water from China’s rivers, but rapid industrialization and climate change have led to bad air, polluted rivers and dire water shortages.
- Episode 4: Freedom and Justice
Filmed in Tibetan temples, newspaper offices and a labor camp, this final episode asks: what are the limits of freedom – and the threats to stability?
China Inside Out: New World Power, Old World Politics (2008) 42 minutes
China is brimming with massive new wealth. In just 30 years, more than 600 million people have been lifted out of poverty. But with a population in excess of 1.3 billion people – and not nearly enough resources to sustain them – China’s leaders know that their survival depends on meeting the growing needs and desires of a changing and expectant people. So, after three hundred years of relative isolation, China is reaching out to – and into – the rest of the world.
Join reporter Bob Woodruff as he explores the stunning global transformation that is taking place at the outset of what is already being called “The Chinese Century.” While much of American foreign policy has been focused on the global war on terror, China has been shaking hands and making deals all around the world. China Inside Out examines four of those relationships to discover how China’s rise is impacting all of us.
China’s Prosperity: Behind the Scenes of Progress (2005) 31 minutes
China may be the world’s next superpower, but its wild economic growth doesn’t tell the whole story. This program reveals the widening gap between Chinese urban and rural lifestyles and the escalating pressure for government action to increase educational and career opportunities in remote areas. Interviews with city dwellers whose affluence surprises even them—and with villagers struggling for basic necessities—combine with data-mapped GDP analysis to create an accurate economic portrait of the country. Abstaining from political judgment, the video raises questions about competing in the global marketplace without adequate domestic support systems.
Cliffhanger (2012) 60 minutes
FRONTLINE investigates the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country’s problems of debt and deficit. Drawing on interviews with key players in Congress and the White House, FRONTLINE goes behind the scenes to show how a clash of politics and personalities has taken the nation’s economy to the edge of the ‘fiscal cliff’, and now to a second round of standoffs over the debt ceiling and sequestration.
Cold War (1998) 8 tapes, each 150 minutes
At last, the unclassified truth about an unusual struggle for world power. Applying a framework of both the ideological and military confrontations between the two Great Powers, each of these twenty-four consecutive episodes features a single compelling event. Using newly released footage to tell much of the story that began in 1945 and ended in 1960, Cold War takes the viewer inside the Pentagon, the Kremlin, and the missile sites in Cuba, to Yalta and Potsdam, Budapest and Berlin, to Hanoi and Panmunjon. A must-see for anyone who lived through.
The Colonel Comes to Japan (1981) 30 minutes
Kentucky Fried Chicken’s entry into the Japanese fast-food market as a joint venture with Mitsubishi Trading Corporation. This video demonstrates how KFC altered their marketing strategies (size of building, taste of products, advertisements) to effectively compete in the Japanese market.
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2004) 3 Tapes, 6 Hours
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy confronts head-on critical concerns about the new interconnected world. Based on the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw, this groundbreaking series explores our changing world–the great debate over globalization and the future of our society.
Commanding Heights reunites the team that created The Prize Daniel Yergin and award-winning producer William Cran (from Jesus to Christ)–and is the first in-depth documentary to tell the inside story of our new global economy and what it means for individuals around the world. Filmed on five continents, the powerful narrative combines stunning film footage with dramatic stories and extraordinary interviews with world leaders and thinkers from twenty different countries including: Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, Mexican President Vincent Fox, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew, former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, Rep. Richard Gephardt, and President George W. Bush’s Economic Advisor Lawrence Lindsey.
Commanding Heights dramatically captures the issues that have defined the wealth and fate of nations and shows how the battle over the world economy will shape our lives in the twenty-first century.
Conquistadors (2006) 240 minutes
The Spanish conquest of the Americas in the 16th century was one of the most cataclysmic events in history. Spanish expeditions had to endure the most unbelievable hardships to open up the lands of the new world. Few stories, if any, in history match these for the sheer drama, endurance and distance covered.
In CONQUISTADORS, Michael Wood travels in the footsteps of some of the greatest of the Spanish adventurers from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu. He experiences first hand the reality of epic journeys, such as those made by Herman Cortes and Francisco and Gonzalo Pizarro and explores the turbulent and terrifying events surrounding the Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires, as well as Orellana’s discovery of the Amazon and Cabeza de Vaca’s extraordinary journey across America to the Pacific. In Peru, as in Mexico, the conquistadors swept away the indigenous states, subjugating the native people, destroying their religion and culture.
Michael Wood brings history alive as he relates this story of conquest, heroism and greed and shows us how the conquistadors have changed the way that we see the world, in terms of history and civilization, justice and human rights.
Corporate Social Responsibility: From Principles to Profit (2004) 51 minutes
Corporate social responsibility is not a high-minded luxury when bad press puts a chokehold on business growth and profits. This program looks at how product and service providers develop and implement better business practices to satisfy shareholders, customers, employees, and the community. Companies such as Shell, DHL, Nike, and GlaxoSmithKline—placed on the hot seat by Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, Oxfam, and other watchdog groups—explain how they dealt with environmental impact management, ethical supply chain management, equitable treatment of employees, proactive addressing of consumer disgruntlement, and accurate assessment of shareholder sentiment. A BBCW Production.
The Cotton Wars (2007) 53 minutes
For centuries, cotton has influenced the relationship between America and Africa. It drove the slave trade, and today it epitomizes the uneven playing field created by farming subsidies. This program examines the lopsided nature of the global cotton industry—in which U.S. and European producers enjoy massive government support while independent African farmers struggle to remain competitive. Going deep inside the agricultural, bureaucratic, and diplomatic networks that control the cotton trade on both sides of the Atlantic, the program also looks at the growing influence of Chinese producers—another factor working against Africa.
The Crash of 1929 (1990) 60 minutes
In 1929 there were few critics of the stock market; it seemed to rise without limits. In fact, presidents and economists alike confidently predicted that America would soon enter a “New Era” when everyone could be rich. But when reality finally struck, the consequences of such unbound optimism shocked the world.
Doing Business in Latin America Series 4 tapes, each 30 minutes
- Doing Business in Argentina
Did you know using a first name, or pouring wine incorrectly, can ruin a business deal in Argentina? Numerous potential pitfalls await you in this complex market, and proper preparation is essential. Doing Business in Argentina will give you the tools essential for success in South America’s second-largest country. Note: Discussion Guide Available
- Doing Business in Brazil
Did you know that speaking Spanish in Brazil could ruin your business here? From its ethnic diversity to unique economy, understanding Brazil’s unique business culture is critical to success. Doing Business in Brazil will empower you for success in one of the world’s most important emerging markets. Note: Discussion Guide Available
- Doing Business in Chile
Isolated by the towering Andes and the vast Pacific, this nation has written its own rules for conducting business. You need to know how to build influence – and avoid making enemies – in this tightly knit business community. Doing Business in Chile will give you a solid foundation for success in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Note: Discussion Guide Available
- Doing Business in Mexico
This video will enable you to understand the unique culture and history of Mexico; identify the fundamentals of its economy and business world; master the basic do’s and taboo’s of local nationals; find out how to sell and negotiate successfully; and much more. Note: Discussion Guide Available
Eastern Philosophy 3 Tapes, 150 Minutes
What motivations underpin human behavior? How do we define good? Does God exist? Why should we believe that the world really is as we experience it? How can a person live a life of virtue? Eastern Philosophy explores the genesis of spiritual thought and investigates the central doctrines of Confucianism, Shinto, Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam. Each program in this informative and entertaining series contains new on-location footage, authentic re-creations and reconstructions, as well as commentary and analyses by experts in philosophy.
Economies in Transition (2000) 60 minutes
Information for life’s transitions. The political and economic situations in the former Soviet Union and the struggle to achieve stability after a near collapse of the economic system are presented. Shows why transformation to a market system from a command system is challenging and perhaps overwhelming. The problems associated with this transformation and some of the possible solutions are the focus of this program.
The Emerging Markets of Eastern Europe and Russia (1996)
The fall of the Berlin Wall signals the end of the cold war and the beginning of a new era for the region of Eastern Europe. This program provides: an overview of the Eastern European nations, the business and social climates, the opportunities and threats faced, and cross-cultural skills.
Emerging Powers (1996) 4 tapes, each 50 minutes
With 1.2 billion citizens on the brink of transformation to a capitalist society, communist China is the fastest growing economy in the world. By some estimates it will surpass the U.S. to become the biggest economy on earth in the 21st century. But can repressive China, land of Mayo and the agrarian commune, really leapfrog into the modern industrial world. (MISSING!)
The second largest country in the world. India has a large industrial base, nuclear energy, and a government determined to enact market reforms. But after 40 years of socialism, protectionism, and bureaucracy, can this nation of 900 million people march to the beat of the free market drummer? (MISSING!)
With vast resources, a new generation of U.S. trained managers and large, young population, Mexico was Wall Street’s darling of the emerging markets. But a series of crises led to brutal economic collapse. Will Mexico ever regain the world’s confidence?
In many ways, Brazil is already an economic power. It has the largest economy in Latin America, is the world’s largest producer of orange juice, and has the world’s fastest growing computer market. But with a long history of inflation and corruption, will the perennial “country of the future” finally live up to its potential?
Empires – Richard the Lionheart & Saladin: Holy Warriors (2005) 110 minutes
“Wonderful, enthralling and beautifully crafted film…A twelfth centruy clash that can tell us so much about politics today.” – – The London Daily Telegraph
This drama-documentary challenges the popular view of Richard the Lionheart and Saladin’s epic clash for control of Jerusalem, using the latest research into the original Christian and Muslim ancient sources and the insight of leading experts from both East and West. Richard emerges as a man who earned the name Lionheart as much for his murderous brutality as his chivalry. Equally, Saladin was revered in his own time in Europe, for his mercy towards the crusaders in contrast to the demonized caricature of popular modern-day Western myth. Filmed on location in the Middle East, Richard the Lionheart & Saladin: Holy Warriors re-creates the heroic encounter between these two great men. It traces their very different origins, their struggle to understand each other, and the mutual respect that emerged as they battled for the destiny of the world’s most sacred city.
Ethics: The Curse of Inca Gold/Ukraine (2005) 60 minutes
Lowell Bergman travels to the Peruvian Andes to uncover the story of a battle for Yanacocha, the world’s richest gold mine. Bergman reveals political intrigue including attempts to influence Peru’s Supreme Court to rule in favor of an American company. The program investigates Newmont Mining of Denver, Colorado, and meets the crusading priest who leads local campesinos who have opposed expansion of the mine after a toxic mercury spill.
European Union (2005) 25 minutes
Traces the history of the European Union and notes significant events such as the Single European Act and Maastricht Treaty. Covers the functions of the Commission, Parliament, Court, and Council. Discusses the major provisions of the single internal market program. Special topics include the European Monetary Union and the euro, the EU’s relationship with the new democracies in Central Europe, and the addition of 10 new countries in 2004.
European Union (1995) 24 minutes
Traces the history of the European Union and notes significant events such as the Single European Act and Maastricht Treaty. Covers the functions of the Commission, Parliament, Court, and Council. Discusses the major provisions of the single internal market program. Special topics include the European Monetary Union, the EU’s relationship with the new democracies in Central Europe, and future direction of the Union.
Exporting to Latin America: The Marketing, Cultural, Financial, and Legal Considerations(1990) 2 tapes
The objective of these videotaped modules is to present effective methods fro penetrating export markets in Latin America. The four modules are specifically designed to assist small to medium sized businesses considering, but not currently, exporting to Latin America. These videotaped training modules are professionally produced and edited.
- The Marketing Aspects of Exporting to Latin America
This module emphasizes that the marketing approaches used by international marketers in Latin America are not much different from the approaches used in the U.S. markets.
- Cultural Aspects of Exporting to Latin America
This module presents an overview of those aspects of the culture that need to be considered by a U.S. businessman before attempting to establish a business relationship in Latin America.
- The Financial Aspects of Exporting to Latin America
The basic theme of his module is that while selling abroad entails greater financial risk that domestic sales, that additional risk can be adequately managed and controlled through a well-conceived export sales program.
- Legal Aspects of Exporting to Latin America
Professors in this module emphasize that while the laws and regulations in Latin America differ from country to country, an exporter to Latin America need not know each country’s laws in detail.
- Experts Participating on Exporting to Latin America
A principal feature of these videotapes on Exporting to Latin America is the discussion and comments included form among international bankers, practitioners of international finance, exporters, freight forwarders, consultants, government officials, and other experienced in Exporting to Latin America.
The Fabric of Reform: Economic Change in West Africa (1999) 32 minutes
This lively and though-provoking film examines the progress made after economic reform was initiated in the mid-1990’s in three West African countries — Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, and Mali — all of which gained their independence from France in 1960. Interviews with entrepreneurs, government officials, economists, and citizens in these CFA franc zone countries provide the viewer with insight into the specific economic gains brought about by reform as well as the challenges these developing countries continue to face.
The Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs (1999) 2 tapes, each 150 minutes
Leading statesmen, generals, terrorists and others who made the headlines in one of history’s most bitter and enduring struggles tell the story of the Arab-Israeli conflict in The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs. Opening with the UN decision to partition Palestine in 1947, the program charts the ensuing half-century of enmity, warfare, mediation and negotiation.
Among the current and former heads of state and prime ministers interviewed or featured in the series are Benjamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir of Israel; King Hussein of Jordan; Yasir Arafat of the Palestine Authority; Hafez al-Assad of Syria; Jafaar Numeiry of Sudan; and U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush and Jimmy Carter. Also appearing are foreign ministers, defense ministers, commanders in the field, heads of intelligence and guerrilla leaders, as well as high-ranking officials in the United States and the former Soviet Union.
- The first episode covers Israel’s struggle for statehood, including the surprising victory against Arab armies in 1948 and 1967. The film also traces the history of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
- The concluding program features a fresh behind-the-scenes history of the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the Camp David peace accord in 1978, the start of the Palestinian “Intifada” uprising in 1987, the Oslo agreement in 1993 and the current attempts to consolidate a shaky reconciliation.
The First Red Multinational (2007) 50 minutes
As China transitions from a planned economy to a market economy, its rapidly growing companies must learn to compete on a global scale. This program presents a case study of TCL—China’s first multinational corporation and the parent company of Thomson Color TV and other major manufacturers—giving viewers an unprecedented look inside Chinese business practices. The film illustrates TCL’s evolution from a state-owned enterprise to an industrial giant that observes only the most superficial of socialist principles. It also profiles Li Dongsheng, a former engineer now serving as chairman and president of TCL, whose personal history parallels the rise of Chinese capitalism. (Portions in Chinese with English subtitles.)
Focus on International Business (1990) 13 minutes
This case study of Lakewood Industries, a company that sells chopsticks to Japan, explores the strategies that have made the company successful in local, national, and international market places. Viewers will learn how the company overcame the barriers of selling into this difficult market through its sensitivity to Japanese business customs.
Foreign Exchange (2001) 20 minutes
The global marketplace is growing at an incredible rate. International trade in the United States grows daily. Products from the Far East can be produced, packaged, and shipped to ports around the world in a matter of days. Services unique to America are now available to clients worldwide. Products once associated with a specific country have now become global.
Foreign Exchange: Information For Life’s Transitions by ACT (2002) 12 minutes
Since 1971 when fixed exchange rates fell apart, the global economy has grown at an incredible pace. Today, whether a company uses sourcing strategies, futures contracts, or barter, the need to understand and adapt to the world’s financial markets will determine the success or failure of tomorrow’s businesses.
Foreign Languages: Doors to Opportunity (1997, Michigan State University CLEAR) 28 minutes
- Target Audience: Middle/High School Students (13 minutes)
- Target Audience: Advisers, Administrators, and Parents (15 minutes)
The Four Mini Dragons (1994) 3 tapes, each 140 minutes
This 5½ hour documentary is an in-depth look at the history, customs and business practices of the four Asian nations of South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. We follow several business people through their day to get an intimate glimpse of how business is done in Asia, as well as how the people live their lives. The series is taped from PBS.
Get 1.1 Billion’s Attention: India’s Vast Car Market (2007) 60 minutes
With its population of 1.1 billion people, India is emerging as a huge market for companies around the world. This program focuses on the industry that truly embodies the material desires of middle-class Indian consumers: auto-mobile production. With projected sales exceeding five million cars every year in the near future, competition among automakers is heating up across the subcontinent. Among the players are Ford, which has undertaken a zero-interest rate campaign; Japan’s Suzuki Motors, which currently holds a 50 percent share of the market; and South Korea’s Hyundai, which sells a car tall enough to accommodate turban wearing passengers. Viewers will get a detailed view of this take-no-prisoners marketing war and gain an understanding of many sea changes occurring in Indian consumer culture.
Ghosts of Rwanda (2004) 120 minutes
Ten years ago, when the United Nations sent peacekeepers to this small, Central African nation, most of the policymakers involved believed it would be a straightforward mission that would help restore the UN’s battered reputation after failures in Bosnia and Somalia. Few could imagine that, a decade later, Rwanda would be the crisis that still haunts their soul. This documentary marks the 10th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide-a state-sponsored massacre in which some 800,000 Rwandans were methodically hunted down and murdered by Hutu extremists as the United States and international community stood by, refusing to intervene. Though interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers, and survivors of the slaughter, GHOSTS OF RWANDA offers groundbreaking, firsthand accounts of the genocide from those who lived it: the diplomats on scene who thought they were building peace only to see their colleagues murdered: the Tutsi survivors, who recount the horror of seeing their friends and family members slaughtered by Hutu friends and co-workers; and the UN peacekeepers in Rwanda who were ordered not to intervene in the massacre happening all around them.
Global Warming: The Signs and the Science (2005) 60 minutes
Over the last million years there have been countless successive ice ages and warming periods. So what’s different now? The answer is: for the first time in Earth’s history there are humans, and we are making a natural situation worse. Human activities are provoking an unprecedented era of atmospheric warming and climatic change. We’re seeing more drought, more wildfires, more flooding, bigger storms and more variable weather. Tropical diseases are moving north, childhood respiratory illness is skyrocketing, and in the last three decades over 30 diseases new to science have emerged. Global Warming: The Signs and the Science takes viewers across America to meet people from every walk of life…their words and stories uncover the reality of climate change. And we’ll meet fascinating scientists, working at the edge of climate science. Their latest findings are unsettling…and indisputable. Because global warming is much more than “just the heat”. As we start to face our vulnerability to a changing climate-people across the USA and around the world have decided to do something. They are determined to be part of the solution to this issue, and have launched all kinds of initiatives aimed at reducing the impacts of climate change.
Globalization and the Need for Students to Participate in Overseas Programs (2003) 30 minutes
Thirty minute presentation w/question and answer period by Dr. Robert Gates, President TAMU at Mays Business School.
Globalization in Practice 62 minutes
This program features case studies of five companies, including Sony, Motorola, and Levi Strauss. The companies chosen are at varying stages in the process of becoming global corporations. Each company’s state in the process is explored. Students analyze the global status of the companies using concepts introduced by Ohmae. They also analyze the companies’ competitive strengths using a model developed by Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School.
Globalization in Theory 28 minutes
This program introduces Kenichi Ohmae’s theory of globalization and his vision of a borderless world. The reasons why a global strategy is important to corporations seeking to do business on a worldwide level are explained. Ohmae’s theory of The Three C’s — consumers, competition, and individual companies–and their relationship to a successful global business strategy is introduced and explained. The concept of the “insider” is explored, and the distinction is drawn between the traditional multinational corporation and the global corporation.
Globalization: Winners and Losers (2000) 40 minutes
How is business without borders really affecting the world? Globalization has raised the standard of living in developing economies through high-tech opportunities, foreign investment, and debt relief. However, some experts point out that the world market is being exploited through shortsightedness, including the aggressive deployment of genetically modified crops, environmental negligence, and the abuse of NAFTA. Addresses the pros and cons of doing business in the global marketplace. (US only, No preview).
Going International I: Bridging the Culture Gap (1983) 30 minutes
Contrasts diverse cultures of the world and examines taboos and accepted standards. This film discusses the idea of culture. It examines cultural stereotypes and offers suggestions for overcoming cultural differences.
Going International II: Managing the Overseas Assignment (1983) 50 minutes
Video dramas illustrate cross-cultural misunderstandings and give guidelines. Overcoming and avoiding communication problems in foreign business situations.
The Great Global Bazaar 60 minutes
Available in the Management Department. The video focuses on the growing importance of global markets in and increasingly interdependent world. The documentary is divided into four parts, each of which examine a different aspect of business being done in a closed are or market. The emphasis throughout is on the people and their perspectives. The program visits at least a dozen countries including Botswana, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, India, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, Thailand and Trinidad.
Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005) 165 minutes
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning best seller by Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel explores the fascinating connections between geography, technology and global human development. Hosted by the author himself, this extraordinary series spans 13,000 years of struggle and conquest. From early social and agricultural innovations in “Out of Eden”, to the role of weapons and disease in “Conquest,” to the modern interplay of geography and resources in “Into the Tropics,” it’s gripping, sometimes controversial detective story revealing how human history may have been shaped by our access to Guns, Germs, and Steel.
- Episode 1: Out of Eden
- Episode 2: Conquest
- Episode 3: Into the Tropics
Harvest of Fear (1999) 120 minutes
Are genetically modified foods a vital scientific breakthrough that will help to end world hunger and reduce global pollution, or are they “Frankenfoods” that will ruin health and provoke environmental disaster? Through genetic modification — GM — biotech scientists have unprecedented power to manipulate the genetic code. Critics fear toxic or allergenic effects, or that genes from engineered plants will spread, overwhelming old species and creating new strains of uncontrollable “superweeds” and “superbugs.”
In contrast, genetic engineers claim their work is safe and more predictable than traditional plant breeding because they are manipulating only one or two specific genes and they can easily test effects. Moreover, the implications for global health are staggering, they argue. As violent demonstrations erupt in Europe and as scientists, industry and environmental activists heat up the debate in the United States, NOVA and FRONTLINE present the first in-depth TV investigation of the perils and potential of this powerful new technology.
Where in the world have Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together in harmony? Try the small Indian state of Kerala, where trade and spices brought them together in tropical lowlands studded with coconut palms and cool mountain ranges where tea, cardamom, ginger, and rubber trees grow. Host Bruce Kraig guides viewers to markets, spice plantations, rice paddies, elephant parades, traditional dances, and spectacular boat races.
History of the European Monetary Union (2004) 60 minutes
Central to the aims and ideals of the European Union is a single currency standard based on the euro. This timely program, divided into 12 segments, presents the history of the EMU, the unification timetable up to 2002, the convergence criteria, and the coins and bank notes themselves; provides background on the euro member states and the European Central Bank; examines the impact of the euro on world trade, the job market, and tourism; analyzes the euro’s role in international monetary transactions; compares the euro to the dollar; and discusses the hopes and fears of the new citizens of “Euroland.” A Deutsche Welle production.
History of the European Monetary Union (1999) 60 minutes
Central to the aims and ideals of the European Union is a single currency standard based on the euro. This timely program, divided into 12 segments, presents the history of the EMU, the unification timetable up to 2002, the convergence criteria, and the coins and bank notes themselves; provides background on the euro member states and the European Central Bank; examines the impact of the euro on world trade, the job market, and tourism; analyzes the euro’s role in international monetary transactions; compares the euro to the dollar; and discusses the hopes and fears of the new citizens of “Euroland.” A Deutsche Welle production.
Hong Kong Dresses Up (1982) 30 minutes
- T. King, truly the king of Hong Kong’s clothing manufacturers, makes much of what design conscious Americans will be wearing this year. But what about the future? His “up market” strategy of offering fewer goods at higher quality to deal with quota restrictions gives an incisive look into economic planning within the freest of the free market economies.
Hot Chocolate (1984) 30 minutes
Shows the importance of cocoa for chocolate brokers, speculators, and candy manufacturers. It further shows the complex interaction among producers, consumers, brokers, and speculators. It provides a fascinating look at the business chocolate.
How to do Business in Japan (1991) 75 minutes
Filmed on location in Japan, it will give you an inside look at the number one consumer market in history.
Human Energy at Work (DVD and Guide Book)
Organizations, teams and individuals excel when there is full utilization of human energy. Choices are made constantly that transform human energy in ways that deplete or enhance the workplace and marketplace. This 6-part series of videos and guides is filled with dramatic vignettes, interviews with leaders in the field, and examples of diversity, relationship and cultural patterns that transform human energy into a higher organizational outcome.
- Global Contrasts
Demonstrates that global has become local. Learn the most critical skills for success in the global workplace and marketplace. Recognize each person has a different cultural perception. Bridge the perception gap. Learn to relate despite differences. Manage individual and cultural differences in global teams.
Human Geography: People, Places, and Change (1996)
- Imagining New Worlds
Cancun, Mexico, looks remarkably different to the international tourists who come to get away, the Mayan descendants who farm their father’s land, the Mexicans who find employment at resorts, and the global corporations that see opportunity for investments. These contrasting experiences of different people in the same region are what geographers call “geographical imaginations.”
- Reflections on a Global Screen
The rapid globalization of the media is a trend that some countries fear will homogenize culture, forcing out programs that reflect their own values to make room for Hollywood’s. But globalization is a two-way street; Hong Kong stations can transmit their own local broadcasts to Chinese populations in Europe and the U.S. Just as CNN can offer worldwide coverage from Atlanta.
- Global Firms in the Industrializing East
Singapore has transformed itself into an economic powerhouse along the Pacific Ram. In the early 1960s, multinational companies attracted by a highly skilled and cheap labor force turned Singapore into a major manufacturing center. Just a generation later, companies in Singapore delegate labor intensive work to Malaysia and Indonesia while bringing in new business in research, development, and finance.
- Global Tourism
The experiences of visitors of Hawaii, Malaysia, and Borneo are shaped by each island’s tourism industry, the product of decades of development that preserved little of its indigenous culture; Malaysia is following a similar path. Borneo is developing “Ecotourism,” catering to more intrepid travelers. The paradox of tourism offers opportunities for local development yet can destroy native cultures and environments.
- Alaska: The Last Frontier?
Those who don’t call Alaska home often perceive the 49th state as a pristine wilderness, not considering the indigenous peoples who have inhabited the area for centuries. Ongoing conflicts in Alaska highlight the difficulties of balancing the needs of indigenous peoples and the wilderness with economic development and modern life.
- Population Transition in Italy
Although Italy is the spiritual center of the Roman Catholic Church, which opposes artificial means of contraception, the country has experienced the fastest and most extreme decline in fertility ever recorded. Some attribute the decline to consumer materialism; others blame the underdeveloped welfare system. Whatever the cause, the consequence is an aging population with fewer young people to support it.
- Water is for Fighting Over?
Along the parched California-Nevada border, various groups with compelling yet competing interests claim water in the Truckee River Basin. The burgeoning Reno-Sparks area needs water to sustain the community, but high levels in a local reservoir are destroying the cui-ui- fish of a local Paiute tribe. Farmers need irrigated water for crops, but the government seeks water farther downstream for a wetlands area. These conflicts illustrate how scarce natural resources can shape a community.
- A Migrant’s Heart
Jatinder Verma, a man of Indian descent who was born in East Africa and came to England at the age of 14, explains through a trip back to India how he is caught between two worlds, struggling to reserve his cultural heritage while being acculturated into his adopted country. His story demonstrates how migrants think about their sense of place in relation to where they have come from.
- Berlin: Changing Center of a Changing Europe
Berlin’s emergence as Germany’s new political capital symbolizes the end of communism and a transformation occurring throughout the country and continent. Many of the issues that Germany now confronts–such as the shift of considerable resources to rebuild the East and the rise of neo-Nazi sentiments–are seen in microcosm in Berlin.
- The World of the Dragon
What is happening in the East today, especially in China and Japan, disrupts simple notions of East vs. West and challenges Western accounts of globalization. This concluding program draws attention to developments in the East that have potential consequences for the West and examines the role that “overseas Chinese” play in the transnational network of Chinese business world.
Hungry for Profit 86 minutes
A penetrating look behind the famine headlines of today. This video is a provocative investigation of the link between world hunger and the global agribusiness system. Filmed in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Is Third World famine the price we’re paying for our food?
IBUS 489 Special Topics: Contemporary Mexico 18 tapes
TTVN course from Mexico City under the instruction of Dr. Emilio Zebadua. (Summer 1997)
In Search of Bin Laden (1999) 60 minutes
On Friday, August 7, 1998, two cars exploded simultaneously at United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 268 people and injuring more than 5,000. In the days and weeks that followed, investigators from the CIA and the FBI rapidly closed in on a series of suspects. The accused mastermind of the bombings was named almost immediately. Osama bin Laden, an exiled Saudi millionaire. But was this the work of an individual terrorist or the symptom of more deeply rooted vendettas against the United States? Frontline, in collaboration with the New York Times, investigates bin Laden, his followers, and the Africa bombings.
In Search of China (2000) 90 minutes
This documentary, in which the producers were given unprecedented access to Chinese businesses, social organizations, leaders and average citizens, examines the social impact of China’s halting experiment with a market economy. Will rising unemployment mean unrest and instability in the world’s most populous nation? What will happen to those who fall behind? Will China ever become a true market economy? This program explores these and other important questions.
Inside Job (2010) 109 minutes
From Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (NO END IN SIGHT), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
Inside Money: Cooperative Solutions from the IMF (2004)
An animated video that explains how a country and the IMF work cooperatively to solve that country’s economic problems. The action takes place on a TV news magazine show. Presenters show scenes from the country and interview policy-makers in an informative and entertaining format.
Inside the Global Economy (1995) 13 tapes
This 13-tape series consists of one-hour television programs that present an in-depth examination of the basic principles of international economies. Each segment balances generally accepted American views with those from other parts of the world, the program broadens perspectives on the growing economic interdependence of nations–how it happens and how it affects lives around the globe. Each program features two documentary case studies that illustrate the connection between economic theory and global trade, business, and finance. In addition to the case studies, each program provides an introduction and analysis of the economic issue. Inside the Global Economy is an Annenberg/CPB Collection series. The tapes use a variety of production techniques–on location production as well as use of news and archival footage–the stories offer insights from leaders, policy makers, economists, consumers, workers and their families. The tapes are filmed internationally.
An introduction focuses on trade to illustrate the forces transforming the global economy,addressing questions such as why do nations trade? What determines the basis and direction of trade? Who gains or loses from trade? Case Studies: IBM’s shift of computer production to Japan and Australia’s mineral export boom and domestic car production?
Examines impediments to trade, covering both tariff and non-tariff barriers. It includes discussions about the driving forces behind protectionism and the likely winners and losers. Case Studies: French agriculture and the Uruguay Round, export restraints on Japanese cars into the U.S.?
- Trade Policy
Discusses ways countries try to change their competitive advantage in trade through subsidies and industrial and regulatory policies. Case Studies: Airbus and the Chilean wine Industry?
- Trade Liberalization and Regional Trade Blocs
Compares the progress made on multilateral trade liberalization in the post-World War II period with the static and dynamic impact of free trade areas, customs unions, etc. Case Studies: Canadian – U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the entry of the UK into the EC and its impact on trade with Australia.
- Labor and Capital Mobility
Considers the international mobility of capital, labor and technology, including the relationship between trade in goods and services, the mobility of factors of production and the pressures that drive and inhibit labor migration. Case Studies: Guest workers and immigrants in the Netherlands and Mexican immigration into the U.S. and Maquiladora programs?
- Multinational Corporations
Examines the organizations as vehicles for movement of capital and transfer of technology as an engineer of globalization, with discussion about the controversies often accompanying the activities of multinationals. Case Studies: Direct investment by Ericsson in Hungary, whose multinational is it? A comparison of Smith-Corona and Brother.
- Fixed Versus Floating Exchange Rates
Considers the strengths and weaknesses of the two types of exchange rates using the experience of the 60’s through the 80’s. Includes discussion of the role of exchange rates as shock absorbers as well as the costs of exchange rate fluctuation. Case Studies: The impact of the U.S. dollar fluctuations in the 80’s – Komatsu versus Caterpillar.
- Managing Currencies and Policy Coordination
Extends the discussion by examining what motivates governments to manage currencies and coordinate policies. The limits to governments intervention in foreign exchange markets are highlighted by looking at recent events in the U.S. and Europe. Case Studies: Plaza and Louvre Accords, the cost to the U.K. of joining the European Monetary System.
- Exchange Rates, Capital Flight, and Hyperinflation
Analyzes factors that affect exchange rates These include the impact of international capital flows and other market factors, such as inflation and trade flows. Case Studies: Mexico and the money center banks–capital flight and return, and hyperinflation in Argentina.
- Developing Countries
Analyzes how these nations have been helped or hurt by the rapid growth in trade and factor mobility in the post-World War II period. It discusses steps that can be taken to integrate developing countries into the global economy. Case Studies: Comparison of development policies in South Korea and Sri Lanka, and Tanzania, the policies of aid versus trade.
- Economies in Transition
Focuses on the transformation of former Communist countries into market economies and assesses the macro economic policies needed to ensure their successful reintegration into the global economy. Case Studies: Russia and Poland
Looks at the international dimension of environmental problems, focusing on transnational pollution, international property rights and the perceived differences between trade and environmental protection. Case Studies: The U.S. Mexico agreement on dolphin-safe tuna fishing and the transnational implications of pollution along the Rhine River.
- Evolving World Economy
Explores the dynamic aspects of comparative advantage, the evolutionary nature of trade competitiveness and the importance of human capital. It also looks at the shift in comparative advantage away from manufacturing to services and knowledge-intensive industries in industrialized countries. Case Studies: U.S. dominance of the global software market and the rise of East Asia, especially China, as an economic power.
Inside the Meltdown: What happened to the economy? (2009) 60 minutes
“Illuminating and sobering…like being a fly on the wall.” — USA Today
“An indispensable primer on the financial carnage.” — Boston Globe
FRONTLINE investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. Inside the Meltdown chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, the Lehman Brothers’ collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. The film examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn’t see, coulcn’t stop and haven’t been able to fix.
International Business 4/e – Griffin/Pustay (2005, 99 minutes)
- Debate on Globalization (15:43 minutes)
- Impact of Culture on Business: Spotlight on Latin America (18:26 minutes)
- Global Business and Ethics (12:07 minutes)
- Understanding the Foreign Markets: Spotlight on Argentina and Ecuador (14:33 minutes)
- Understanding Entry Modes into the Chinese Market (16:30 minutes)
- Understanding Foreign Direct Investment: Spotlight on South Africa (14:20 minutes)
International Business: A Managerial Perspective 3/e – Griffin/Pustay (2002, 44 minutes)
- Introduction to International Business: MTV Europe and Yahoo! (10:20 minutes)
- The International Environment: Yahoo! and the World Bank (11:25 minutes)
- Managing International Business: Teva Sports Sandals and Deckers Outdoor Corporation(12:00 minutes)
- Managing International Business Operations: McDonald’s (10:00 minutes)
International Monetary Fund (IMF): Financial Cure or Catastrophe? (35 minutes)
As the world’s economies tumble, the IMF is scrambling to avert a global recessing — if it can. In this critical examination, leading financial experts — including economist Jeffrey Sachs, Paul Krugman of MIT, and the IMF’s Stanley Fischer — reveal the IMF’s ignorance of basic economic realities. This program highlights the Asian Crisis, in which the IMF’s one-size-fits-all policy recommendations and faulty judgment apparently worsened the economies it hoped to assist. Issues such as conflicts of interest, charges of corruption, and political heavy-handedness are prompting the CATO Institute and others to call for an end to the IMF, especially in light of the Russian financial fiasco, which has left the IMF holding valueless promissory notes worth millions.
International Monetary Fund (IMF): Partner For Progress (2006) 17 minutes
Globalization – Financial Crisis – Trade – Poverty
Our world community grows increasingly interconnected. Conditions almost anywhere can affect the international economic system as a whole. Challenges to the stability of the global economy abound. The International Monetary Fund plays a crucial role. The IMF is the only global institution responsible for fostering monetary cooperation and securing financial stability. Since 1945, the IMF has worked to make the world economy run more smoothly and to help its 185 member countries benefit from trade, create jobs, and raise their living standards. Moments when the economic tides seem to be turning are among the most difficult for policy-makers. This DVD takes a look at risks that countries face and how the IMF can help tackle them. This film covers the history, structure and role of the IMF; opportunities and challenges of globalization; economic reforms and resolving financial crises; the fight against poverty.
International Straight Talk (1995) 3 tapes, each 60 minutes
Each instructional video provides 6-8 key concepts, communicated in an interesting way and illustrated with business anecdotes and “how to” examples. Each video contains a two-part instructional section, plus interviews with successful U.S. business people with country-specific experience. For use along with floppy disk learning system. Together they offer in-depth information in doing business effectively in the ten “Gig Emerging Markets” of the 1990’s.
I.O.U.S.A. One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt. (2009) 85 minutes
“The single most important film you will see this year.” — The Huffington Post
I.O.U.S.A. tells the story of America in debt. Faced with key deficits in budget, savings, trade and leadership, increased foreign competition and ballooning financial obligations, the federal government is critically overextended. With the economy already in shambles, 78 million baby boomers are now expecting retirement benefits from their indebted federal government. Weaving together archival footage, economic data and candid interviews with Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O’Neill, Robert Rubin, Alice Rivlin and Paul Volcker, along with David Walker of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition, the film offers a vivid and alarming profile of America’s financial status.
Is Wal-Mart Good for America? (2005) 60 minutes
FRONTLINE explores the relationship between U.S. job losses and the American consumer’s insatiable desire for bargains in “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?” Through interviews with retail executives, product manufacturers, economists, and trade experts, correspondent Hedrick Smith examines the growing controversy over the Wal-Mart way of doing business and asks whether a single retail giant has changed the American economy.
Islam: Empire of Faith (2000) 2 tapes, approximately 180 minutes
Between the fall of Rome and the European voyages of discovery, few events were more significant than the rise of Islam. Within a few centuries, the Islamic empires blossomed, projecting their power from Africa to the East Indies, and from Spain to India. Inspired by the words of the Prophet Muhammad, and led by caliphs and sultans, this political and religious expansion remains unequaled in speed, geographic size, and endurance.
Japan’s Corporate System (1989) 29 minutes
- The Role of the Entrepreneur
- Financial Market/Impact on American Banks
- U.S. Trade Relations
Providing comparative views of Japanese management, this program looks at two medium-sized Japanese corporations and the management philosophies of their presidents. It shows the common to these distinctly different companies–that employees are the key to success.
The Japanese Businessman: The Fighting Spirit Within the Group Ethic (1989) 25 minutes
This tape is available in both the CIBS and Marketing video libraries. Showing how the Japanese competitive spirit integrates with the group ethic, this video examines the changing nature of Japanese employment from life-long employment to a survival-oriented system. It shows how three generations of businessmen balance relationships with fellow workers and family. Their concerns regarding the balance of work and family time, finances, and retirement are also portrayed.
Journey of Man (2002) 120 minutes
How did the human race populate the world? A group of geneticists have worked on the question for a decade, arriving at a startling conclusion: the “global family tree” can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago. Dr. Spencer Wells hosts this innovative series, featuring commentary by expert scientists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists.
Knowledge Capitalism: Competitiveness Reevaluated – (Rethinking Competition in Knowledge Intensive Systems) 60 minutes
It is about the emergence and growth of knowledge based systems. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School and the panelists (David Teece of the University of California, Berkeley, Bruce Kogut of Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Chris Bartlett of Harvard Business School) discuss new sources of competitiveness. Porter reevaluates his diamond as an institutional framework with deep roots in national innovation systems.
John Dunning of Rutgers University and Emeritus, Reading University is joined by the panelists in discussing how managers optimize their geographical and knowledge portfolios to build sustainable advantages. Striking locational patterns show that governments, corporations, and markets are destined to play specialized and redefined roles for competitiveness in the twenty-first century.
Knowledge of Capitalism: Competitiveness Reevaluated is based on a symposium held at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston.
The Kyocera Experiment (1981) 30 minutes
This film focuses on a factory in San Diego that is run by the Japanese company Kyocera. Its workers are American and its management style is thoroughly Japanese. The video focuses on the tension between the Japanese managers and American salesmen.
The Last Frontier? Airbus Industrie of North America 28 minutes
The global economy – the global bazaar – the global village. Names for a quiet revolution affecting each and everyone of us. A world where national boundaries and frontiers are far less well defined. ‘Made in America’ is an emotive slogan, but few Americans realize the scale to which the global economy and global sourcing is providing new jobs and new opportunities for all areas of the U.S. ‘The Last Frontier?’ is a revealing examination of how the large aircraft manufacturing industry relies on many companies outside of its national boundaries to build modern aircraft. As an example of the strength of the global economy, Airbus Industrie, a European Consortium, is supplied by over 800 companies and thousands of workers in 40 states across America. Surprisingly, for what many believe to be such a European product, any one Airbus can contain up to 40% of components sourced in the U.S. The story unfolds in the voices of many of those American companies.
A Legacy of Excellence 12 minutes
Students, faculty, and staff striving toward new heights in teaching, research, and service. Produced by the Office of University Relations, Texas A&M University.
Legacy: The Origins of Civilization (2002) 6 episodes
Historian Michael Wood stands in the Iraqi desert amid crumbling ruins and dry desolation. He describes a once-thriving metropolis, where merchants brought their goods into the city over a network of lush canals. All that remains is a sea of golden sand, the once large population drifted away, the complex society vanished. As the world approaches the 21st century, this new series reminds us that other nations and cultures prospered for hundreds or even thousands of years. Now all that remains is the legacy of their civilizations, present and influential in our own. Shot on location on four continents, Legacy takes a different viewpoint from other series that concentrate primarily on the Western view of history. Visiting China, India, the Middle East, Greece, and Meso-America, this series traces the rise of both Asian and Western civilization.
Volume 1: Iraq – The Cradle of Civilization
After thousands of years as a hunter/gatherer, man built the first cities 5,000 years ago on the banks of the Euphrates in southern Iraq. Civilization began. City life transformed the human race with the glorious cultures of Mesopotamia such as Ur and Babylon.
Volume 2: India – The Empire of the Spirit
Ancient India is with us today in the living tradition of the Hindu religion, the basis of Indian culture. The traditions that are honored by millions of Hindus in the present were born in the Indus valley 5,000 years ago.
Volume 3: China – The Mandate of Heaven
Many breakthroughs on which the modern world is based were discovered in China long ago…iron-casting, gunpowder, even printing. When introduced to Europe, these things changed Western civilization. This episode presents the synthesis of East and West.
Volume 4: Egypt – The Habit of Civilization
Ancient Egypt was the first great nation on earth and endured for thousands of years. The god-like Pharaoh was the rock on which this civilization was built. Ancient traditions come together in the Moslem culture that is the Middle East today.
Volume 5: Central America – The Burden of Time
Isolated from the rest of the world, the Mayans and Aztecs created sophisticated civilizations that in many ways paralleled ancient Mediterranean empires. God-like kings and a priestly ruling class dominated splendid cities of temples and pyramids.
Volume 6: The Barbarian West
Civilization arose in Asia, but it was the West which would create the first world culture. This final episode traces the origins of western culture through Greece and Rome prevailing by borrowing from the legacies of the original five old world civilizations.
The Life of Muhammad (2011) 180 minutes
This is the story of a man who changed the world forever. In a journey that is both literal and historical, retrace the footsteps of the Prophet, from his humble beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his Prophetic role; from his flight to Medina to his subsequent military and political successes and failures–through to his death and his legacy.
The Madoff Affair by Frontline (2009) 60 minutes
In the mid-1960’s, Bernard Madoff tapped money from Jewish businessmen at executive country clubs with the promise of steady guaranteed returns on their investments. He then set his sights on Europe and Latin America, brokering deals with powerful hedge fund managers and feeder funds from Buenos Aires to Geneva. Billions of dollars were channeled to Madoff’s investment firm, and his feeders became fabulously wealthy. The competition wondered how the man could produce such steady returns in good times and bad. There were allegations that Madoff was “front-running” or operating a Ponzi scheme, which the SEC investigated several times over the last two decades. But Madoff remained untouched until December 11, 2008, when he admitted it was all “one big lie.” FRONTLINE unravels the story behind the world’s first truly global Ponzi scheme – a deception that lasted longer, reached wider, and cut deeper than any other business scandal in history.
Making Globalization Succeed 72 minutes
This program includes material in three segments. Executives interviewed in each segment discuss the factors that helped their particular company achieve success. Segment one includes factors related to corporate vision, values, and strategic issues. Segment two focuses on people, training, and development. A third segment discusses factors related to location, delegation and control, and government issues as they affect globalization.
Kenichi Ohmae, Managing Director of the renowned consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, is described by the Financial Times as “Japan’s only management guru.” Respected adviser to many blue-chip international corporations, Ohmae’s reputation as a thinker and writer on global business practices springs directly from his efforts in helping companies overcome trade barriers across the United States, Japanese, and European markets.
Managing for Productivity (1982) 30 minutes
This program analyzes the Japanese approach to management to determine the factors that have contributed to high levels of productivity. It contrasts the Japanese approach to management with the American Approach and considers whether principles that are effective in Japan will be successful in the United States. Ways in which a manager can encourage productivity are discussed, and the importance of involving the staff in designing and implementing productivity improvement measures is emphasized.
Mexico en Breve (2003)
Can not give a description of the movie because it is listed in Spanish.
**The movie was given to CIBS by Roberto Solano-Mendez on 7/31/2007**
Mexico: A Story of Courage and Conquest 4 tapes, each 50 minutes
Its history is written in the blood of conquest. Forged in the conflict between the Old and New Worlds, it is Mexico. From the cloud-kissed ruins of Teotihuacan to the chaotic heart of the modern capital, from Cortes’ arrival to Pancho Villa’s famous raid, Mexico: A Story of Courage and Conquest travels across the country and through its past. It is a compelling chronicle of a land shaped by the rise and fall of empires, the exploits of men like Montezuma and Maximillian, and near-constant battles for freedom, sovereignty and independence. Celebrating its culture, history and allure, Mexico: A Story of Courage and Conquest is a definitive portrait that exposed the heart and heritage of this beautiful land.
Mexico on Video
Take advantage of the magic of video and capture, with this videocassette, the most fascinating and impressive facets of Mexico, in live moving color. Explore the mysterious past and richness of the prehispanic civilization. Enjoy the typical expressions of the country with its famous mariachis and charros, the colorful floating gardens of Xochimilco and thrilling bull fights. Admire the artistic beauty of the Folkloric Ballet and the forceful “Murales” (paintings) of Diego silvershops and its skillful craftsmen. In a trip to the bewitching Acapulco, we will see its beautiful beaches with their soaring waves, the daring young divers and the electrifying night life. All this, and much more about Mexico that you will enjoy keeping.
MicroCredit for Women: The Story of the Grameen Bank – The Women’s Bank of Bangladesh (2006) 47 minutes
More than 100 million people live below poverty level in Bangladesh—many of them women. Thanks to the Grameen Bank and the small-business loans it makes to women only, many of them and their families are beginning to prosper. This program describes the philosophy, development, and function of the bank, then follows the daily activities of three women who have taken out loans to fund their cottage industries. We follow the women to bank-sponsored support groups and business classes, and watch as they sign their names and receive their loans. “Allah is going to punish anybody involved in the Grameen Bank!” shouts one Islamic leader, who, along with most males, opposes the loans as being contrary to Islamic law. But bank founder and economics professor Muhammad Yunus defends the bank’s policies, stating that women in the region are more competitive in business than men. The Grameen Bank model has been copied in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Portions are in Bangla with English subtitles.
MicroCredit for Women: Small Change, Big Business – The Women’s Bank of Bangladesh 10 Years Later (2006) 55 minutes
Micro credit—small loans administered with no collateral requirement—might represent the most powerful weapon in the fight against global poverty. But is micro credit a sustainable solution? This program follows up on the 1995 documentary ‘The Women’s Bank of Bangladesh’ (item #7129) which examined Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank, a pioneering micro credit provider focused mainly on struggling women. Small Change, Big Business revisits loan recipients a decade later, studying the long-term effects of micro credit in their households and in their Islamic community. The video also interviews Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus, who sheds further light on the bank’s methods and goals. Portions are in Bangla with English subtitles.
Millennium: The IMF in the New Century (2000, 54 minutes)
The story of the IMF, its origins and mission. The video which is divided into four parts, helps viewers begin to understand the world monetary system. The series opens with a brief overview of the IMF and its functions, and segues into:
Part 1 – “Out of the Ashes,” the story of the founding of the IMF. This section was shot on location in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
Part 2 – “Keeping Track,” describes one of the core duties of the IMF, which is to monitor the economic health of its member countries. The video outlines the process of “surveillance” and how the IMF gathers information and advises member countries.
Part 3 – “The Sum of its Parts – How the IMF Lends,” illustrates the step-by-step process of financing and how the IMF lends to member countries facing economic difficulty.
Part 4 – “Korea – Conquering a Crisis,” summarizes the key factors which led to the Asian crisis and explains the recovery program crafted by Korea, with strategic assistance from the IMF.
Mini Dragons II 7 tapes (Contains a companion book for all videos)
- Hong Kong (53 minutes)
This program examines today’s Hong Kong through the eyes of her citizens, who offer a clear picture of what makes the country a dynamic economic power.
- Indonesia (1 hour)
To achieve economic success, Indonesia is not just relying on cheap labor, but has placed greater emphasis on developing its own science and technology than any of the other Mini Dragon countries.
- Malaysia (1 hour)
It plans to be industrialized by the year 2020. To meet it’s goal, Malaysia will have to be more daring, and develop faster than any other nation in history.
- Singapore (54 minutes)
In 1990, Singapore celebrated 25 years of independence from Malaysia. This tiny country now struggles toward its goal of becoming a regional center for the global economy.
- South Korea (54 minutes)
This program captures the profound challenges faced by South Korea’s people as they grapple with the impending transition to a new technology-based economy.
- Taiwan (54 minutes)
Though overcoming long-standing domestic conflict, Taiwan is predicted to be the most successful of the mini-dragons in the coming century.
- Thailand (1 hour)
Income distribution, infrastructure problems and the destruction of Thailand’s natural environment pose major problems for the fragile government.
The Money Lenders (85 minutes)
Here for the first time is a Globalization Issues report that focuses on the major criticisms of the World Bank and the IMF, two of the most powerful financial institutions in the world. Five country case studies are presented, each concentrating on a different aspect of the critics’ charges:
- Bolivia: Debt, Drugs and Democracy
- Ghana: The Model of Success
- Brazil: Debt, Damage and Politics
- Thailand: Dams and Dislocation
- Philippines: The Debt Fighters
The charges are controversial and provocative. Some go to the heart of the power and the policies of these institutions. They are made by economists; church, labor, environmental,government and community leaders; journalists, sociologists and ordinary people from these countries who are perceived by critics to be victims of IMF and World Bank policies and projects.
Responses to the criticisms are presented by the World Bank Senior Vice President and IMF Deputy Managing Director–and top current and past government officials from each country. Bank/Fund history and decision making processes are also included in this valuable teaching tool.
Money Never Sleeps: Global Financial Markets (2004) 53 minutes
Money circulates through a multiplicity of financial markets at a dizzying speed and on a global scale. To make sense of the complicated world of high finance, this lively program profiles some of the people who keep the money moving. Nobel Laureate James Tobin, best-selling author John Murphy, fund managers, scholars, and day traders are captured at MIT Sloan, Yale University, Firebird Management, London’s foreign exchange market, the École Polytechnique in France, and trading rooms in the U.S. and Europe. Lending liquidity, handling mutual funds, stock speculation, charting, model-driven trading, and other topics are covered.
Money, Power, and Wall Street by Frontline (2012) 240 minutes
In a special four-hour investigation, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the origins of the financial meltdown and the battle to save the global economy. The films explore key decisions, missed opportunities, and the unprecedented moves by the government and banking leaders that have affected the fortunes of millions of people.
Multinational Enterprises and the End of Global Strategy 40 minutes
Professor Alan Rugman presents his views on “globalization” and the role of global strategies. Arguing that, despite all the hype, “globalization” has never really existed. Professor Rugman explores questions such as:
- What is Globalization?
- How Global Are Key Manufacturing and Service Sectors in Reality?
- What are the Managerial Implications of Triad-Based (or regional) competition for MNES Headquartered Within and Outside the Triad?
With graphics and question and summary slides of core arguments segmenting the presentation, this video offers the opportunity for both reflection and lively debate concerning the challenging, and sometimes controversial, theme of Multinational Enterprises and the End of Global Strategy. (ISBN:0 7334 1702 7).
New Global Economics: A Real-World Guide 10 tapes, each 30 minutes
Using nations of the European Union, Singapore, and New Zealand as models this comprehensive 10-part series provides numerous case studies to analyze how economies must adapt in order to prosper in a rapidly changing world. What lessons in economic theory and monetary policy can America learn from the restructuring going on in Europe and around the globe?
- International Trade
- State Control and Private Initiative
- Economic Indicators
- Competition and Market Regulation
- Financial Systems for Growth
- The Market Mechanism
- How to Cope with Unemployment
- Investment and Growth
- Economic Change
- European Integration
New Skills for Global Management (Audio Tape, 1993)
The objectives of this program are to enable participants to:
- Articulate the impact that globalization has on their jobs;
- Examine their readiness to adopt global mindsets and skills needed to be a successful manager in an organization going global; and
- Identify key steps which they must take to increase their global management effectiveness.
There is a booklet available which includes an overview of the program, seminar preparation and presentation notes, exercises and suggested questions, masters for overhead transparencies, and an evaluation form.
Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause (post 9/11) 75 minutes
Called “the most important intellectual alive” by the New York Times and “a rebel without a pause” by rock star Bono, Noam Chomsky is one of the greatest minds of the 20th Century and the world’s leading voice of dissent. In a post 9/11 world, Noam Chomsky speaks openly about the U.S. war on terrorism, media manipulation, and social activism to intimate groups and crowded venues. Chomsky analyses the roots of anti-American sentiment, defines terrorism in the new millennium, and examines the after-effects of 9/11 in honest and forthright terms, providing a critical voice that many audiences feel is missing in the world today. Featuring candid interviews with his wife and tour manager, Carol Chomsky, as well as activists, fans, and critics, REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE is a timely, must-see film that offers an alternative voice and explores the truths and myths about one of the most important intellectuals of our time.
NOW – Hosted by David Brancaccio on September 26, 2008
PBS Emmy Award-winning weekly newsmagazine, NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy, including public policy, the environment, and the media. Hosted by veteran journalist David Brancaccio, NOW investigates stories that concern all working Americans — job security, healthcare, and retirement.
NOW: Behind the Bailout (2008) 30 minutes
The government’s historic proposal to bail out the U.S. banking system is raising as many questions as it is offering solutions. Some in Congress are warning against reacting too quickly; others want conditions that protect homeowners, increase oversight, and limit the compensation of corporate executives. But the number one question on the minds of Americans: How will this effect me? NOW goes inside the round-the-clock efforts in Washington to craft a bailout plan of monumental proportions. NOW’s cameras follow Damon Silvers, an associate general counsel at the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of labor unions, as he works to get help for working Americans in addition to bailing out financial firms in distress. Silvers, an architect of the major provisions Congressional Democrats are pushing for in the bill, provides key insight on the stake ordinary working Americans have in the fate of this proposal and on what comes next.
NOW: Mortgage Mess (2007) 30 minutes
NOW travels to North Minneapolis to investigate the mortgage meltdown that has left the city scarred with boarded-up and abandoned houses. What’s happened in communities like this one has investors everywhere shaken. Wall Street firms are stumbling and people around the globe are nervous. Economists worry the mortgage bust may lead to a recession.
NOW: Stock Alert (2007) 30 minutes
NOW takes a close look at hedge funds — sometimes secretive and often very risky investment accounts that have brought incredible wealth and power to some but with the potential to spell dire consequences for ordinary Americans. Hundreds of billions of dollars are invested in hedge funds, which are not regulated, and there is a good chance some of your retirement money is in one. But many hedge fund managers say they won’t tell anyone how they make their money — not even the government. In its investigation, NOW interviews former SEC lawyer-turned whistle-blower Gary Aguirre. As part of his job, Aguirre investigated hedge funds and says he was banned from probing a Wall Street titan with close ties to the Bush Administration.
One Man’s Multinational (1982) 30 minutes
A sixty-seven-year-old manufactures 250 million pairs of shoes a year. Mr. Bata visits several of his factories located in various parts of the world and discusses the management of his empire.
One Night in Bhopal (2005) 60 minutes
The world knows too little about what happened in the Indian city of Bhopal on December 3, 1984. This program provides a chilling reconstruction of the Union Carbide methyl isocyanate disaster and details its horrific and protracted consequences. Interviews with eyewitnesses—including medical personnel, a company technician, Bhopal’s police chief, and a young man orphaned by the tragedy—tell the story from the victims’ perspective, but the program also argues for further scrutiny, inquiring into the disturbing failure of corporate and government authorities to provide public disclosure or adequately compensate those who suffered most. A BBCW Production.
One World, One Economy (1990) 70 minutes, 2 copies
This video examines the activities and purposes of the International Monetary Fund. Several projects of the International Monetary Fund. Several projects of the IMF are discussed.
- Mexico/Promoting Growth (14 minutes)
- Poland/Opening the Economy (14 minutes)
- Ghana/Facing Hardships in Sub-Saharan Africa (14 minutes)
- Pulling it Together/The IMF (28 minutes)
Outsourcing: White Collar Exodus (2005) 51 minutes
Blue-collar jobs have been leaving America for decades. Now, thousands of higher paying positions are also moving abroad. This program examines the pros and cons of white-collar outsourcing, highlighting emotional and ideological divisions on the topic. It also studies real-life examples of outsourcing in action. An in-depth look at India’s booming call center industry—which provides systematic training for Mumbai workers in American standards of speech and culture—illustrates the extent to which American business relies on overseas labor, while commentary from economists and policy makers explores the effect of outsourcing on America’s middle class.
Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis (2010, 47 minutes)
In times of crisis people seek strong leaders and simple solutions. But what happens when their solutions are identical to the mistakes that caused the very crisis? ‘Overdose’ is the story of the greatest economic crisis of our age – the one that awaits us. The documentary traces the origins of the financial crisis and explores the eerie similarities with today’s situation, where states like Greece, Iceland, and even the U.S. seem to be in danger of collapsing. Among those interviewed are experts who were mocked when they predicted the current crisis. Other interviewees include Nobel laureate Vernon Smith and former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker (I.O.U.S.A).
The Pacific Century Tapes (1992) 10 tapes, each 60 minutes
- The Teo Coasts of China: Asia and the Challenge of the West
Covers the collision of East and West in the early 19th century. Aggressive Western traders and colonizers, supported by powerful gunboats and new technology, sought to “open” Asia.
- The Meiji Revolution
Japan became the first underdeveloped nation to modernize itself and become a great power. China, beset by internal division, external challenges, and corrupt rulers, was unable to change quickly and thus declined in power and influence. Portfolio Manager Talk Futures and Risk Management (1996)
- From the Barrel of the Gun
The lives of Vietnamese revolutionary Ho Chi Minh and Indonesian leader Sukarno reflect the nationalist movements in those former colonies.
- Writers and Revolutionaries
Profiles Chinese writer Lu Xun and Japanese philosopher Kita Ikki, intellectuals who sought to resolve the conflict between the national character and international standing of their homelands.
- Reinventing Japan
Examines the transformation of the Pacific Basin region in the wake of World War II. The expanding American and Japanese relationship included the ambiguous roles of conqueror and conquered.
- Inside Japan, Inc.
The political, historical, and cultural underpinnings of Japan’s post-war economic miracles are considered.
- Big business and Ghost of Confucius
The rapid economic development of Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore raises fundamental questions about how Asian-Pacific societies have entered the modern world, the role of the state in economic growth, and the way rulers and ruled alike have involved traditional values in their efforts to “catch up.”
- The Fight for Democracy
In the Republic of Korea, rapid economic growth has fostered democratic aspirations. The gap between economic development and political freedoms has fostered popular challenges to autocratic power.
- Sentimental Imperialists: America in Asia
Using the case studies of American involvement with China and Philippines, this program examines American attitudes toward Asia from 1776 to the present. Merchants, missionaries, and Marines often saw what they wanted to see, rather than the realities of those cultures and people.
- The Future of the Pacific Basin
This final episode looks at the difficult social problems–pollution, population growth, trade friction, immigration–that are shared by the entire region, examining emerging international conflicts as well as possible solutions.
Pathway to Growth (1996) 46 minutes
Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda – controlling their own destiny, overcoming the legacy of central planning and charting a course from poverty to prosperity. For these African nations, economic recovery depends on peace, political stability, a commitment to reform and the strong support of the international community. This video tells the story of three countries that have taken the path toward economic growth and stability.
People’s Century 1900-1999 2 tapes
- 1965 Great Leap (1999, 60 minutes)
Thirty years after the rise of communism in the USSR, Mao Zedong’s People’s Liberation Army took control of China. Drawing his power from the large peasant population, Mao promised China a Communist Society free of inequality, poverty, and foreign domination. In 1966, Mao unleashed the Cultural Revolution, in which unspeakable violence against intellectuals and other “subversives” swept the country. China was soon in the grips of perpetual revolution- until 1976: With Mao’s death came the end of the Cultural Revolution, and a re-emergent China’s new focus on stability and increasing prosperity.
- 1991 People Power (1998, 60 minutes)
In 1991 the Communist Party lost control of the Soviet Union, the culmination of a process that started in 1980 in the Polish shipyards. Eyewitnesses tell the story of how the communist system that dominated post-war Eastern Europe collapsed as they remember the extraordinary weeks that preceded and followed the fall of the Berlin Wall; Poland’s fight for solidarity; the struggle for power in the Soviet Union, and more.
Portfolio Manager Talks Futures and Risk Management (1996) 15 minutes
Financial futures have been traded on regulated exchanges for more than two decades and have become significant risk management tools for portfolio managers worldwide. In response to requests for more information on ways in which futures can be used efficiently, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) assembled a group of four portfolio management firms and one, the recipient of the Nobel prize in economics, and asked them to share their experience with futures as risk management instruments.
The Power of Place: World Regional Geography (1996) 13 tapes, each 30 minutes
A 26-part telecourse and public television series. The telecourse provides a creative and insightful examination of the geographic forces currently shaping the complex features of the world’s civilizations and environments. This course provides a penetrating insights into a range of geographic issues around the globe. The telecourse visits 36 countries and over 50 sites around the world. The course commences with two half-hour Introductory Programs, presenting an overview of the telecourse and highlighting the geographic concepts around which the project is organized. The remaining 24 programs that comprise The Power of Placecontains two 10-minute documentary style case studies.
- Earthly Visions – Boundaries and Borderlands
- Supranationalism and Devolution (Strasbourg)
- The Transforming Industrial Coreland (Loverpool) & Challenges on the Periphery (Iceland and Andalucia)
- Facing Ethnic and Environmental Diversity (Dagestan)
- Central and Remote Economic Development (St. Petersburg)
- Inner vs. “Edge” Cities (Boston and Suburban Chicago)
- Ethnic Fragmentation in Canada (Quebec, and Vancouver), Regions and Economics (Oregon and Midwest Auto) & The Japanese Paradox: Small Farms and Mega-Cities (Northeast Japan and Tokyo)
- Global Interaction (Singapore and Australia) & Migration and Conquest (Mexico and Guatemala)
- Andes and Amazon (Ecuador and Amazon) & Accelerating Growth (Sao Paulo and Santiago)
- Sacred Space Under Siege? (Jerusalem and Istanbul) & Population, Food Supply, and Energy Development (Egypt and Oman)
- The Legacy of Colonization (Ivory Coast and Gabon) & Understanding Sickness, Overcoming Prejudice (Kenya and South Africa
- Urban and Rural Contrast (Delhi and Dikhatpura) & Life in China’s Frontier Cities (Lanzhou and Shenyang)
- China’s Metropolitan Heartland (Shanghai and Nanjing) & The Booming Maritime Edge (Guangdong and Taiwan)
- Mainland Southeast Asia (Laos and Vietnam) & Maritime Southeast Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia)
Project 1992: The European Community and the United States (1989) 90 minutes
An international panel discussion sponsored by the University of South Carolina, the video outlines political and economic significance of the 1992 process. It also discusses barriers within Europe’s trading partners and strategies for American companies doing business with European countries.
Quality or Else: The Global Marketplace (Program One) 58 minutes
Explores the shift from regional to international marketplaces, the use of new technologies, and the new management philosophies behind the Quality Revolution.
Religions of the World (2003) 6 discs, 50 minutes each
Explore issues that probe the very core of our existence and gain new understanding about humanity. Travel to exotic locations and observe how religions have shaped cultures, changed history, brought us closer together, and thrust us into war. Original footage and vivid imagery provides a fresh perspective on the vast differences and striking similarities of the world’s many faiths. Journey into a world of new spiritual thought – and rediscover your own.
Retailing in Europe (1992) 28 minutes
Compares and contrasts retailing in Western Europe with retailing in the United States. Discusses supermarkets, hypermarkets, franchising, apparel retailers, auto dealers, etc. Special topics include social/cultural differences and retail implications of EC and EFTA economic programs.
Retailing in Europe (2000) 28 minutes
Compares and contrasts retailing in Western Europe with retailing in the United States. Discusses supermarkets, hypermarkets, franchising, apparel retailers, auto dealers, etc. Special topics include social/cultural differences and retain implications of the European Union.
- Business Communications
- Customer Service
- Fashion Merchandising
- Graphic Design/Commercial Art
- International Business
- Job Seeking Skills
- Merchandising Mathematics
- Visual Merchandising
Rites of the Day of the Dead (20 minutes)
Since pre-Columbian times many Mexican towns worshiped death through fascinating rituals. Every first and second of remember the people prepare themselves to receive their dead relatives. They clean and decorate the graves and they set beautiful tables or alters in which they place offerings of food, liquor, cigarettes and flowers so the visiting dead enjoy them. In the market there are all kinds of handicrafts relative to this celebration. There are sugar skills: “Day of the dead” bread, pepper skeletons. In the evening, the people go to the cemetery to bid farewell to their dead. Thousands of candles are lit to guide them on their long journey back. Experience these ancestral rituals immersed in a mystic atmosphere.
The Road to 9/11: A Brief History of Conflict in the Middle East (2003) 60 minutes
Since September 11, 2001, Americans have wondered how their nation had become such an anathema in the Muslim world. ‘The Road to 9/11’ is a detailed look at the forces that have shaped the Middle East to give an understanding of the current crisis. Viewers are taken on a journey through a chronicle of steadily worsening social, political, and economic conditions, the growing power of religious fanaticism, and the increasing problem of terrorism.
Shedding Light on the European Singles Market (1995, 45 minutes)
This program is designed to be interactive and its objectives are to:
- Identify the fundamental changes occurring in Europe as the European community continues its integration process
- Identify the potential impact of these changes on your strategy and operations, and find ways to leverage such changes to achieve competitive advantage
- Develop consensus on the order of magnitude of these changes and the action and the action steps required to address the changing environment.
(Facilitator’s Support Material available.)
The Shock Doctrine (2010, 83 minutes)
The film traces the doctrine’s beginnings in the radical theories of Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago and its subsequent implementation over the past forty years in countries and situations as disparate as Pinochet’s Chile, Yeltsin’s Russia, Thatcher’s Britain, and most recently the neo-con invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Sick Around the World by Frontline (2008) 60 minutes
Other rich countries have universal health care. Why don’t we? Four in five Americans say the U.S. healthcare system needs “fundamental” change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a healthcare system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand how other advanced capitalist democracies – United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan, and Switzerland – deliver healthcare and what the United States might learn from their successes and their failures.
The Silk Road: The Ancient World of Adventure (2000) 12 episodes at approx. 55 minutes each
For thousands of years, the fabled Silk Road, as traveled by Marco Polo, was the link between the people of Europe and the vast riches of mysterious China. Spanning the deserts, grasslands, and seas between Istanbul and the major cities of China, the Silk Road witnessed an ongoing parade of goods and traders, carrying with them their art, religion, and culture. The impact of the Silk Road is immeasurable – giants such as Alexander the Great and tyrants such as Genghis Khan created our world’s history while striding along its path! Now, the Silk Road comes alive, in all its glorious colors, sounds, and historical drama, in an unparalleled documentary achievement. The first co-production of China Central TV and the outside world, this series was ten years in the making and produced at a cost exceeding $50 million. The entrancing soundtrack made the composer/performer Kitaro a worldwide star and has sold millions of copies to date. ‘The Silk Road’ has been aired to huge critical acclaim in over 25 countries and remains to this day the highest rated documentary series in Japan’s television history.
Glories of Ancient Chang-An (Disc 1, Episode 1)
Visit modern-day Xi-an, formerly Chang-an — the world’s largest city when it was the capital of the seventh-century Tan Dynasty China and the starting point of the Silk Road. See the incredible Clay Army of Emperor Qin Huang Di, who united China and built the Great Wall. Buried for almost 2,000 years, the unearthing of the Clay Army was an archaeological triumph — and The Silk Road crew were the first foreigners allowed to photograph it. You will thrill to the sculptures of Emperor Gao-zong’s tomb — the world’s largest. You will enter China’s most hallowed Buddhist temple, climb the Great Wall, and examine the hidden murals of Princess Yong-tai.
A Thousand Kilometers Beyond the Yellow River (Disc 1, Episode 2)
Leave Xi-an and cross the Yellow River on a goat-skin raft. You will gaze in awe at the giant Buddha at Bing-li-si and enter the secret caves, never before filmed by a television crew. You will traverse the forbidding He-xi Corridor, a long and narrow defile between the Qi-lian Mountains and the Gobi Desert. This former battleground of the Huns was bitterly conquered by the Chinese for its real treasure — the Heavenly Western Horses which gave the Huns their fearsome military power. You will stroll the streets of the citadel town of Zhang-ye and visit the Nie-pan Buddha, already two hundred years old when Marco Polo lived here in the fourteenth century.
The Art in the Desert (Disc 1, Episode 3)
Tour the world famous Ma-gao Cave at Dun-Huang — over 500 caves, more than 30 miles in length, with 3,000 murals and statues — in the middle of the Gobi Desert! Dating from 366 A.D., and encompassing the art styles of Greece, India, and the many dynasties of China, these caves hand tunneled into the Mingsha Mountains are a tour-de-force of religious art. They exemplify man’s striving to create a legacy of his accomplishments and beliefs. Art scholars dream of visiting these caves — now you will examine these priceless treasures yourself and know why!
The Dark Castle (Disc 1, Episode 4)
Encounter the ghost castle of Khara-khoto, 250 miles from the oasis of Jui-chang, near the Qi-lian Mountains in the Gobi Desert. This legendary lost city was obliterated from the face of the Earth by Genghis Khan, who exterminated the Tangut people who built it. Buried by the Gobi sands, it was unearthed by the Russian explorer Koslov, who took its artworks to the Hermitage. The castle stood un-entered for fifty years, since the locals refuse to enter the cursed grounds. You will embark on a Mongol camel journey from Narnborg, traverse the desert, and enter the castle gates — alone!
In Search of the Kingdom of Lou-lan (Disc 2, Episode 5)
Experience the excitement of learning of the lost kingdom of Lou-lan, the city which vanished into the sands of the desert when the nearby lake Lop Nor moved away! You will join the first expedition in half a century to seek Lou-lan from the town of Yan-guan on the eastern tip of the Taklamakan Desert, 1,200 miles west of Xi-an, in a secure military zone normally forbidden to visitors. You will find relics of the Silk Road trade from over a millennium ago, and you will be the first to unearth a mummy from a grave hidden for more than 2,000 years!
Across the Taklamakan Desert (Disc 2, Episode 6)
Be the first foreign visitors in over seventy-five years to enter the ancient Buddhist city of Miran, situated southwest of the legendary kingdom of Lou-lan. You will meet the Uighurs of the oasis town of Cherchen, near the Kun-lun Mountains, and then attempt to cross “The place from which nothing living returns!”, the infamous Taklanakan Desert. After losing your way in the 120 degree heat of this great desert, you will stumble into the ruins of Niya and then attempt a night escape across the desert to safety!
Khotan – Oasis of Silk and Jade (Disc 2, Episode 7)
Climb the 20,000-foot-high Kun-Lun Mountains, where jade has been mined for over 2,000 years. Examine the fabulous jade burial site of a king. Prospect for precious jewels on the river beds below the mountains. Join the search for the rediscovery of Dandan Oilik, the great Buddhist temple city the British explorer Stein first uncovered in the beginning of the 20th Century. Hear the legend of the Chinese princess who smuggled silk worms out of China as a gift to her new bridegroom! Watch the Silk Dance of the Xin-Yu Song and Dance Troupe and see master rug weavers ply their ancient trade. Wander a Sunday market in Khotan and sample the food treats of the Uighur culture.
A Heat Wave Called Turfan (Disc 2, Episode 8)
Visit Turfan, the place once called “the Land of Fire”. Located between the Tian Shan Mountains and the Taklamakan Desert, the Turfan Basin summer temperatures average well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The nearby Fire Mountains shimmer in 150-degree heat, so deadly that no one ever dares to climb them — but you will climb up half-way to gaze upon the Thousand Buddha Caves, which dates over a thousand years ago. Tour Jiao-he Castle, a natural fortress carved out of the living rock at the top of a huge cliff. Travel the incredible “karez” underground aqueduct system that supplies 300 wells with cool water flowing 100 feet underground.
Through the Tian Shan Mountains by Rail (Disc 3, Episode 9)
A 300 mile journey will begin in the oasis city of Turfan and carry you to Korla. Your entire caravan (including camels) will board a train for the trip through the Gobi Desert and beyond the ominous Tian Shan mountain range. You’ll see treasures that were uncovered from ancient grave mounds during the building of the railway, including a priceless gold lion. Past the Hardahat Viaduct, you’ll climb the steep Chinese countryside and be within reach of the snow-capped mountain peeks. Meet the man who would have been the 48th king of the great Mongolian nomad tribe, the Torft. Then, mount your camel to cross a treacherously steep, 12,000-foot-high mountain pass.
Journey Into Music — South Through the Tian Shan Mountains (Disc 3, Episode 10)
See the “Pearl of the Desert” at the edge of the Taklamakan and pass through Tien-men-quan, the most formidable mountain pass in the world. You’ll shop with Uighurs at their traditional outdoor marketplace, enjoy a wedding ceremony, and learn about their traditions and customs. See Subashi Castle, the largest Buddhist ruins in all Western Lands, and the legendary Kuntura Thousand Buddha caves nearby. You’ll explore beyond the Salt River Canyon and venture into the famous Kysil Caves, dating from the third century. A treasure chest of Buddhist art, these wondrous caves are the home of great paintings, murals, and ancient musical instruments — many of which are found in Japan today.
Where Horses Fly Like the Wind (Disc 3, Episode 11)
Cross the imposing Tian Shan Mountains and meet the Kazakhs. These Kazakhs, commonly referred to as Cossacks, are descendants of the Mongols and are nomadic warriors who still uphold most of the traditions and daily routines of their Hun forefathers. Visit the Western Land, home to the legendary Heavenly Horses ridden by Genghis Khan during his military conquests. Watch an actual match of the former death sport of Diao-yang fought on horseback. Then enter into no-man’s land between the Chinese and Soviet border, a high security buffer zone used as a military check point between these two great powers.
Two Roads to the Pamirs (Disc 3, Episode 12)
Enter the oasis town of Kashgar in time to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, in the largest mosque of the Western Lands. Watch master craftsmen apply their ancient skills to wood-working, textiles, and jewelry as they did when Marco Polo passed through 700 years ago. See the Buddhist caves at San-xian-dong — built around 300 B.C.; they are the oldest Buddhist ruins in China. Stand on “The Roof of the World,” the Pamir plateau between three great mountain ranges. Join a Tajik wedding party as two young lovers conduct their traditional marriage ceremony. Enter Taskgurkan Castle — so old, it was cited by the Greek Geographer, Ptolemy!
Slavery and the Making of America (2005) 4 DVDs at 60 minutes each
A landmark, four part series that examines the history of slavery in the United States and the integral role it played in shaping the new country’s development. Breaking with conventional documentary approaches, the series producers, PBS’s Thirteen/WNET New York, have used dramatic re-enactments to take viewers back in time and deep into the slave experience. Much of the story is presented from a unique vantage point – through the eyes of the enslaved. As factually represented in this series, American slavery evolved from a loosely defined labor system which provided some protection under the law, into the tightly regulated enslavement without recourse, based solely on race. Underscoring how slavery impacted the growth of this country’s Southern and Northern states, the series examines issues still relevant today. The variety of cultures from which the slaves originated provided the budding states with a multitude of skills that have a dramatic effect on the diverse communities. From joining the British in the Revolutionary War, to fleeing to Canada, to joining rebel communities in the U.S., the slaves sought freedom in many ways, ultimately having far-reaching effect on the new hemisphere they were forced to inhabit.
The Downward Spiral (Volume 1)
Covering the period from 1619 through 1739, this first volume spotlights the origins of slavery in America. Focusing on Dutch New Amsterdam (later New York City), this chapter illustrates how slavery in its early years was a loosely defined labor source similar to indentured servitude. Africans and others of mixed race and/or mixed ethnicity had some legal rights. The enslaved could take their masters to court and they could even earn wages as they undertook the backbreaking labor involved in building a new nation-clearing land, constructing roads, unloading ships. This first hour culminates with the bloody Stono rebellion in South Carolina, which led to the passage of “black codes,” regulating virtually every aspect of slaves’ lives.
Liberty in the Air (Volume 2)
Spanning from the 1740s through the 1830s, this second hour explores the continued expansion of slavery in the colonies, the evolution of a distinct African American culture and the roots of the emancipation movement. This volume reveals the many ways the enslaved resisted their oppression, including their role on both sides of the Revolutionary War. Also examined is the strength and inspiration many slaves found in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution despite the inherent contradictions between what those documents expressed and what this country actually practiced.
Seeds of Destruction (Volume 3)
The third hour looks at the period from 1800 through the start of the Civil War when slavery saw an enormous expansion and entered its final decades. As the nation expanded west, the question of slavery became the overriding political issue. These years saw an increasingly militant abolitionist movement and a widening rift between the North – which had largely outlawed slavery but still reaped the vast economic benefits of the system – and the South, now home to millions of enslaved black men, women, and children. By 1860, every attempt at striking an agreement had failed including the Missouri Compromise and the draconian Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 effectively splitting the Union apart.
The Challenge of Freedom (Volume 4)
The final volume of this series takes viewers through the Civil War, the Reconstruction, and beyond as it follows the life of Robert Smalls. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves under the control of the Confederate government. Once the South was defeated in 1865, the nation adopted the Thirteenth Amendment, effectively ending slavery. With the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, all African Americans were declared U.S. citizens and all African American males were awarded the right to vote. With Smalls as the framework, this final installment examines the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and militant white opposition to black rights. We also look at the end of the Reconstruction and the new form of legalized oppression that replaced it.
The State of Europe Series (2000) 3 tapes
Programs 1 – 4 (25 minutes each)
- Unity and Disintegration
- Monnet: The Vision and Reality
- Democracy and Accountability
- Identity: How European Are We?
Programs 5 – 8 (25 minutes each)
- A Market Free and Fair
- Euro Policies: Where Does Our Money Go?
- Social Welfare
Programs 9 – 12 (25 minutes each)
- Frontiers and Borders
- European Union: Aid and Trade
- Good Neighbors
The Story of India (2008) 6 hours
Acclaimed writer and historian Michael Wood’s ‘ten thousand year epic’ uncovers the fabulous sights, sounds, and dazzling achievements of the world’s oldest and most influential civilization. In this captivating six-part adventure, Wood chronicles the history of the subcontinent, the incredible richness and diversity of its people, cultures and landscapes, the intense drama of its past, and the originality and continuing relevance of its ideas. From the deserts of Turkmenistan to the Khyber Pass and the plains of Pakistan, from the Himalayas to the palm-fringed shores of Kerala, Wood discovers a land whose past is almost unimaginably rich and brings to life some of the most momentous events in world history. “An exuberant, plush and poetic geography-biography.” – THE GUARDIAN (DVD Special Feature: The Sights and Sounds of India)
The Take (2006, 87 minutes)
In the wake of Argentina’s spectacular economic collapse, Latin America’s most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. Thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory in Buenos Aires, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head. Filmmakers Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein take viewers inside the lives of the workers and their families, who must fight for jobs and their dignity by confronting factory owners, politicians, and judges. The result is a real-life political thriller that pits ordinary workers against the local ruling elite and the powerful forces of global capitalism.
The Tank Man by Frontline (2006) 90 minutes
On June 5, 1989, one day after Chinese troops expelled thousands of demonstrators from Tiananmen Square in Beijing, a solitary, unarmed protestor stood his ground before a column of tanks advancing down the Avenue of Eternal Peace. Captured by Western photographers watching nearby, this extraordinary confrontation became an icon for the fight for freedom around the world. Veteran filmmaker Antony Thomas investigates the mystery of the tank man — his identity, his fate, and his significance for the Chinese leadership. The search for the tank man reveals China’s startling social compact — its embrace of capitalism while dissent is squashed — designed to stifle the nationwide unrest of 1989. This policy has allowed educated elites and entrepreneurs to profit handsomely while the majority of Chinese still face brutal working conditions and low wages, and all Chinese must endure strict political and social controls. Some of these controls regulate speech on the internet — and have generated criticism over the involvement of major U.S. corporations such as Yahoo!, Cisco, Microsoft and Google.
Ten Trillion and Counting (2009) 60 minutes
All of the federal government’s efforts to stem the tide in the financial meltdown that began with the subprime mortgage crisis have added hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt. FRONTLINE reports on how this debt will constrain and challenge the new Obama administration, and, on the growing chorus on both sides of the aisle that without fiscal reform, the United States government may face a debt crisis of its own, which makes the current financial situation pale in comparison. Through interviews with leading experts and insiders in government finance, the film investigates the causes and potential outcomes of – and possible solutions to – America’s $10 trillion debt.
Theories of International Business (45 minutes)
An inevitable challenge facing both scholars and practitioners of international business is the interaction between MNE strategy and government policy at the multinational, national and sub-national levels. Drawing on his research with Professor Alan Verbeke, published in Journal of International Business 1998, Professor Rugman explores a wide span of literature over the past 40-50 years that addresses this issue from the perspective of managers of MNEs, as well as those of home and host governments. Professor Rugman critiques the shifts in the focus of the literature over this period, and raises a number of current challenges to our thinking about Theories of International Business. (ISBN: 0 7334 1703 5).
To Have and Have Not: Wealth and Poverty in the New China (2003) 60 minutes
Every year this nation’s economy struggles to absorb millions of the unemployed, while the rich move to gated communities with private schools and tennis courts. That might sound like America, but it isn’t. This Wide Angle documentary studies the new China, once the home of Mao’s rigidly imposed social equality — and today, a member of the World Trade Organization containing both staggeringly wealthy and tragically destitute citizens. The country’s commitment to private enterprise and free markets may reshape China more in a single year than most countries change in a decade. This eye-opening program illustrates the effect of that dynamic on the people of China.
Uganda: A Different Drummer and two study guides, An IMF Video on Debt and Poverty Reduction in Uganda (2001) 2 Lengths: long, 34 minutes or short, 25 minutes
Uganda has begun eradicating poverty with a unique approach. Gone is the old way of government telling the poor what’s good for them. Instead – via community meetings around the country – the people are telling government what they want and government is responding. The results so far: better healthcare, free elementary education, new roads and agricultural extension programs. And the bright lights of transparency are exposing corruption. Uganda’s struggle to eradicate poverty and reduce debt is told in this video from IMF Video Project. With compelling images and interviews, the video traces the beginnings of the poverty and debt reduction initiative, implementation of the program and its impact on the people of Uganda.
US Mexican War (1998) 2 tapes, each 120 minutes
What began as a territorial dispute between two neighbors ultimately grew into a war that changed the destinies of both nations forever. This landmark documentary series brings to life the stories of the U.S.-Mexican War, its causes, its people and its legacy. After 16 months of fierce fighting, the U.S. gained almost half of Mexico’s land, what is today the Southwest from Texas to California. This series, one of the first comprehensive documentaries to examine this very significant conflict, marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Mexican War.
The Warning (2009) 60 minutes
In the devastating aftermath of the economic meltdown, THE WARNING sifts through the ashes for clues about why it happened and examines critical moments when it might have gone much differently. Looking back into the 1990s, FRONTLINE discovers early warnings of the crash and uncovers an intense battle between high-ranking members of the Clinton administration vs. one woman trying to sound the alarm about the need to regulate the emerging, highly complex, and lucrative derivatives markets, which would become the ticking time-bomb within the American economy.
Warrior Empire: The Mughals (2006) 91 minutes
‘Warrior Empire: The Mughals’ is a sweeping, in-depth portrait of India’s most colorful, violent, and majestic era. From 1526 to 1858, this dynasty of nomadic warriors indulged their appetite for territorial expansion, spreading their rule throughout the Indian subcontinent. Though they conquered their kingdom with crushing brutality, the Mughals were also brilliant technological innovators and masters of art and architecture. This program offers lush, detailed images of Mughal accomplishments such as the glorious Taj Mahal, palaces, forts, water systems, elaborate gardens, and richly crafted artwork. Step-by-step scientific recreations of advanced Mughal metallurgy and weaponry show the meticulous production of chain mail armor for a battalion of elephants, lethally flexible composite bows, rocketry, and swordsmith techniques passed down through the generations and still alive today. Join us for an enthralling history of the inventive warfare, material excess, architectural marvels, and cultural flowering that shaped modern India.
West Glen Series
- U.S./Japan Dialogue
- Trading Places
- World on Wheels
West Meets East in Japan (37 minutes)
This video is a crash course in Japanese etiquette and is the most widely distributed cross-cultural training film about Japan. The engaging 37-minute video, together with its comprehensive study guide, illustrate and explain the manners and customs essential for successful negotiation in the Japanese business world. It informs Westerners on how to politely and effectively work and socialize with Japanese people in Japan and co-workers in the United States.
Western Philosophy (2004) 3 Tapes, 150 Minutes
Western Philosophy is a groundbreaking series that explores the roots of ancient philosophy and religious thought. The series asks what is philosophy, why it is important, and examines its intricate relationship with religion, spirituality and the sciences. Western Philosophy traces the evolution of philosophy from classical Greece, its development in Europe through the medieval period and the enlightenment into modern existentialist thought. All of the programs in this unique series contain new on-location footage, authentic re-creations and reconstructions, as well as commentary and analyses by experts in philosophy.
Altars of the World: Western Religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) (1999) 102 Minutes
Does the Pope have the answer to man’s deepest questions? Or is enlightenment to be found in the quiet discipline of a Buddhist temple or the fierce devotion of the Sikh? Since time began, man has expressed his spiritual nature in many tongues, images and rituals. Religious faith has been a source of comfort and inspiration, as well as they catalyst for some of history’s darkest hours. This extraordinary program, hosted by Lew Ayres (All Quiet on the Western Front, Dr. Kildare), examines six of the world’s great religions and the influential offshoots that have emerged over the centuries. You’ll get unprecedented access to religious practices around the globe that are usually hidden to those outside the faiths. Altars of the World is a fascinating tapestry of history, culture and travelogue revealing the common pattern of devotion and brotherhood woven from many colorful threads.
CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM: JUDAISM – At the time of its birth nearly 3000 years ago, the Jewish concept of a single god was so profound it is felt its very conception had to have been divine in origin. Explore the many facets of this faith, from the strict, endless study of the Orthodox Jew to the mystical knowledge of Kabbalah and the way ancient customs still influence the daily life of the even most modern-thinking Jew.
WAY OF THE RUGGED CROSS: CHRISTIANITY – Christ has been the subject of more debate, argument and soul searching than any other figure in history. Those who follow his teachings of gentleness, peace and humanity are many – yet often discagree on exactly who and what he is. From a solemn catholic mass, to the social activism of Methodists and fervent worship services of the Charismatics, delve into the many branches and philosophies of this most influential religion.
THE PILLARS OF ALLAH: ISLAM – Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world – and probably one of the most misunderstood. Revealed are the true meanings of such feared terms as “jihad” (holy war). How have unscrupulous political leaders twisted the heart of one of the most tolerant, peace-loving faiths on earth?
The Wine Wars (2007) 53 minutes
Are French wine producers an endangered species? This documentary vividly illustrates the economic dynamics of the global wine wars, examining the explosion in New World wine-making and its implications for the French wine industry. Exploring the venerated Bordeaux and Languedoc-Roussillon regions, the program also visits producers in California’s Napa Valley, the foothills of the Andes, and the Australian city of Adelaide. The film shows how the strictures of tradition and regulation have held back French producers, while technological innovations, new marketing strategies, and a dramatic rise in consumption have made vineyards around the world lucrative.
A World Without Borders: What is Happening with Globalization (2000) 26 minutes
As globalization gains momentum, industrialized and developing countries are becoming increasingly similar, with middle class luxury and abject poverty coexisting side by side. Explore the repercussions of globalization as well as the growing resentment toward the G8 countries and nongovernmental organizations. Concerns over third-world debt, environmental degradation, biodiversity, the concentration of power, and the future of democracy are aired by globally oriented young adults.
Your Cultural Passport to International Business (1995) 27 minutes
Learn how to greet and communicate with people from other countries, how to interpret body language of people from other cultures, acceptable dining etiquette in different countries, how certain cultures perceive the roles of men and women, how some cultures negotiate, how people from other countries perceive time, how businesses in other countries prepare contracts, and how cultural attitudes and values play a large role in business settings.
Economically speaking, a wealth of new international business opportunities is swiftly creating a world without borders. But from a cultural point of view, many potential barriers still exist. In this timeless program, people who have worked in different cultures offer insights into a variety of customs, including forms of greeting, body language, dining etiquette, and negotiation styles. This practical educational resource can help turn social liabilities into a rapport that profits all concerned. (A Meridan Production)