Area Studies


New! Idi Amin 54 min.

This episode of The Dictator's Playbookexplores how Idi Amin used military force to seize power and build his 1970s dictatorship in Uganda.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Life Inside North Korea: The Power of Juche Explained 3 min.

On a rare press trip to Pyongyang, we were given a guided tour of the Juche Tower. The flame-topped structure is a symbol of Juche, the philosophy of the ruling Korean Workers' party, which was invented by Kim Il-sung, one of the country’s 'eternal leaders' and grandfather of Kim Jong-un. Juche is the ideology of self-reliance that for a time sustained the economy until stagnation

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! They Slaughtered Our People': Rohingya Refugees On Myanmar’s Brutal Crackdown 6 min.

On 25 August 2017, the Myanmar military launched violent attacks against Rohingya people, and 700,000 fled their homes. Refugees who escaped to Bangladesh say today they are dealing with the trauma of witnessing mass killings, rape and the torching of villages, as they remain trapped in squalid camps.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

It Will Be Chaos 93 min.

An epic, yet intimate and heartbreaking portrait of lives in transit from all sides, It Will Be Chaos unfolds between Italy and the Balkan corridor, focusing on two unforgettable refugee stories of human strength and resilience in search for a better and safer future. Aregai, an Eritrean man fleeing repression and deprivation, embarks on a risky Mediterranean crossing from Libya. The overloaded bo...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Globalization Has Undermined America's Working Class: A Debate 79 min.

In recent decades, globalization has ushered in an era of free trade, fluid borders, and unparalleled corporate profits. The reduction of barriers among states and their economies, advocates argue, has enriched nations and expanded opportunities for workers and consumers around the world. But in the United States, jobs are disappearing, opponents charge, and from construction zones to clerical off...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Negotiations Can Denuclearize North Korea: A Debate 106 min.

How should the United States respond to North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear capabilities? Some argue that direct diplomacy between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un—the two nations' respective leaders—might provide the best opportunity to persuade the rogue country to give up its weapons of mass destruction. But others argue that Kim can't be trusted and that North Korea has repeatedly broken its p...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Unresolved: U.S. National Security: A Debate 86 min.

For the United States, tensions are rising with both allies and adversaries. Rogue states are racing to master new technologies and create weapons of mass destruction, while faith in global institutions and international alliances is deteriorating. What does this all mean for U.S. national security and the maintenance of world peace? In this debate, five foreign policy experts examine three critic...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Cubaneo: Embodying Resilience 27 min.

After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Cuba was left with no Soviet Union financial support. Since 1991 the Cuban people have demonstrated resilience as they develop ways to support their families and reinvent a nation. This film tells the personal stories of these people as they show their love for family enterprise, love for organic agriculture and love for art and music.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Asian Century, Series 2 192 min.

How did North Korea build its nuclear bomb? What was behind Japanese Emperor Hirohilo’s militarism? How did Indira Gandhi become India’s ‘Iron Lady’? And what is the lasting impact of the Bangladesh Liberation war? This landmark series returns, deconstructing the key issues and pivotal events which have shaped the current Asian Century.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

How Did North Korea Build the Nuclear Bomb? Episode 1 43 min.

Despite being one of the most isolated nations on earth, North Korea has secretly developed its nuclear arsenal. In this documentary, we investigate why North Korea wanted to build a nuclear bomb and how they did it.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018