Area Studies


New! Unresolved: Face-Off with China: A Debate 100 min.

As tensions escalate between the United States and North Korea, many are looking to China to help restrain its nettlesome neighbor. But this raises the larger issue of growing Chinese power in Asia. In three "mini-debates," four of the world's most prominent foreign policy experts examine the following questions: Is President Trump "making China great again"? Is China destined for regional dominan...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Femicide - Honduras, One of the Most Dangerous Places to Be a Woman 18 min.

Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado became a tragic symbol of gender-based violence after she was killed, but many Honduran women live in fear of being attacked by men.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Masters of Rhythm 28 min.

This half-hour documentary, shot in Peru, stars three of the world's finest percussionists: Lalo Izquierdo, Cotito and Huevito. As they play the cajón drum, sing, dance, and talk, we learn about the rich culture of Afro-Peruvians.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

The Special U.S.-Saudi Relationship Has Outlived Its Usefulness: A Debate 99 min.

Since 1945, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz met onboard the USS Quincy, the United States and Saudi Arabia have maintained a special relationship, with oil, military cooperation, and intelligence sharing at its foundation. But the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the revolution in fracking in America, concerns over human rights, and diverging interests in the Middl...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Venezuela: Descent Into Chaos 17 min.

The country's severe economic crisis has created widespread corruption and goods shortages, leaving many families without basic essentials. Those who want to expose the dire health care situation are afraid to speak and the government sees the press reporting on it as the enemy.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Beauty of Their Dreams 58 min.

GIRLS + EDUCATION = increased economic growth, improved well being of women, and extended life span. This one-hour documentary demonstrates how people of faith can positively impact the problem of educational gender disparity.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Defusing War's Perfect Soldiers 10 min.

In 1997, Princess Diana brought public attention to landmine victims. But, almost two decades after her death, how much progress has been made in the worldwide fight against leftover munitions?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

A Young Nation: The Future of the Oman Through the Eyes of its Youth 22 min.

The Sultanate of Oman was founded in 1970 by Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Until that point, it had been Muscat and Oman, an essentially closed nation ruled by Said bin Taimur, the father of the current sultan. Qaboos overthrew his father in a bloodless coup at 29 years old, taking over in the name of progress and with aspirations of modernizing the country. Qaboos is approaching his eighth decade, has...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

What in the World—Algeria and Western Africa: Going Home 26 min.

For forty years now the Sahrawi people have lived in exile. Their home: five refugee camps in one of the hottest parts of the desert where summer temperatures reach over 50 degrees centigrade. Having fled the Moroccan invasion of their homeland, Western Sahara, over 100,000 people now live in what is in effect an open prison where they are completely dependent on the World Food Programme for their...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

What In the World—El Salvador: Yo Cambio 26 min.

El Salvador's prisons are bloody, brutal, and overcrowded. With 700 arrests a day, that level of overcrowding shows no signs of abating. And they have one of the highest homicides rates in the world. But rather than give up on prisons and prisoners, the people who are running the prison service have decided to change tack and reform the system. Their response is Yo Cambio. First change: the langua...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016