Area Studies


New! Netanyahu, America, and the Road to War in Gaza 114 min.

The struggle between the Israeli leader and multiple U.S. presidents over Middle East peace. Leading up to the Gaza war, Netanyahu’s relations with the U.S. and Palestinians. Also, with The Washington Post, how Israel’s security barrier was breached.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

20 Days in Mariupol 95 min.

Academy Award®-winning documentary from the last international journalists inside the Russian siege of Mariupol. An extraordinary account, seen through the lens of the AP’s Mstyslav Chernov and two colleagues documenting the atrocities and their own escape.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Inside China's Tech Boom 53 min.

In just a few decades, China has transformed into a science and technology superpower. How did it get here and where is it headed? Go inside high-profile tech companies and labs that are driving China’s meteoric rise to the forefront of global innovation. How does China innovate? What drives its bid for technological supremacy? And what does its rise mean for the future of the global economy?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Should Ukraine Get Russia’s Frozen Assets?: A Debate (Audio Only) 51 min.

After Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, the United States and the European Union imposed economic sanctions on Russia. Meant to punish the nation and undermine its economy, the sanctions froze the foreign assets of many Russian industries and oligarchs. Some argue that these assets should be given to Ukraine, which is suffering from the Russian onslaught and could use the funds to purchase...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

5th Paragraph Invalids 53 min.

The term 5th Paragraph Invalids referred to a long-standing discrimination faced by Soviet Jews, who were denied access to higher education and certain jobs due to suspicions of dual loyalty. In March 2020, filmmaker Boris Maftsir conducted Zoom interviews with 20 Israeli immigrants who left the Soviet Union in 1990/1991 from Moscow, Leningrad, and Kyiv. The film reveals the stark contrast between...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Is Netanyahu’s Government Heading in the Wrong Direction?: A Debate 50 min.

Benjamin Netanyahu is the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history. First elected more than a quarter-century ago, he served as the nation’s leader from 1996 to 1999 and 2009 to 2021. Despite his being on trial for corruption, he was reelected prime minister in November 2022. Since then, he has introduced measures to allow Israel’s Parliament to overrule Supreme Court decisions and give...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

America and the Taliban 180 min.

Examine how America's 20-year investment in Afghanistan culminated in Taliban victory, drawing on decades of on-the-ground reporting, and interviews with Taliban and US officials.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

America and the Taliban: Part 1 54 min.

How America's 20-year investment in Afghanistan culminated in Taliban victory. Drawing on decades of on-the-ground reporting, and interviews with Taliban and US officials, hour one of an investigation of the missteps and consequences.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

America and the Taliban: Part 2 54 min.

How America's 20-year investment in Afghanistan culminated in Taliban victory. Drawing on decades of on-the-ground reporting, and interviews with Taliban and US officials, hour two of an investigation of the missteps and consequences.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

America and the Taliban: Part 3 54 min.

How America's 20-year investment in Afghanistan culminated in Taliban victory. Drawing on decades of on-the-ground reporting, and interviews with Taliban and US officials, the final hour of an investigation of the missteps and consequences.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023