1. Canada's World: Democracy In The Making


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    The story of Canada's World, a 3-year citizens' dialogue project that engaged nontraditional voices across Canada in Canadian foreign policy - www.canadasworld.ca

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    • Everything Went Black


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      This is an intimate mini documentary about Wade Spann. Wade is a Marine Corps veteran who was wounded in Iraq when his vehicle drove over an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). He suffers from TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Despite having to deal with problems associated with TBI such as short term memory loss, Wade is currently a full-time student at The George Washington University. Whether you oppose the War in Iraq or think we should stay, Democrat or Republican, this is an important piece to watch. See what a brave Marine Corps veteran has to say. Produced by Julie Hyman. Directed by Julie Hyman and Alex Holt. Filmed and Edited by Alex Holt.

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      • One Night In Delhi: The Making of a Police State


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        This documentary peeks into the psyche of the police force in the world’s largest democracy, keeping Olympics of 2008 as the backdrop. The growing lure for militarization and the apathy of national and international media towards the making of a police-state is dealt upon in this thirty-three minute narrative. On the night of 16th of April 2008, the Olympic Torch, on it’s way to Beijing, arrived at New Delhi - India’s capital. For its safety, the Government of India deployed 20,000 police personnel. The Olympics of 2008 was watched by three billion people (consumers) across the world while China continued to abuse and violate every United Nations norm against the people of Tibet. As expected the International Olympics Committee too turned a blind eye to this worldwide protest. Since then neither China, nor the United Nations has taken any steps to stop the abuse or the violations. With the help of Olympia, a documentary film on the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Leni Riefenstahl, ‘One Night in Delhi: The Making of a Police State’ takes the viewer on a journey that blatantly beds sports to an old unwanted bedfellow - wars. POST-SCRIPT Thank you for watching the entire film & apologies for the low resolution upload. The maker n her camera n arm were broken by the Superintendent of the Police & she n her team were illegally detained for more than seven hours at Chankyapuri Police, New Delhi n forced to erase the footage before they were allowed to leave. Since then she hasn't yet finished any of her seven film under-production. Not only due to the economic blockade...

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        • Esperanto


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          http://enismanaz.com/esperanto Esperanto - Kısa Film Kurmaca / 8'15'' / HDV / Renkli / 2009 Yönetmen - Enis Manaz Konu: Dünyanın farklı yerlerinde bulunan ve birbirlerini tanımayan insanlar, farkında olmadan birbirlerinin hayatlarını etkilerler. Acı kahve çekirdekleri aşkı filizlendirir. Esperanto - Short Film Fiction / 8'15''/ HDV / Color / 2009 Director: Enis Manaz Subject: People living in different places of the world and don't know each other affect their own lives unconsciously. Bitter coffee grains germinate love. National Film Festivals 28. Uluslararası İstanbul Film Festivali, Kısa Film Yarışması, Kurmaca Dalı. 2009 3. 1’den 5’e Kısa Film Yarışması (En İyi Kısa Film) 21. İstanbul Uluslararası Kısa Film Festivali (Finalist) 10. İzmir Uluslararası Kısa Film Festivali (Gösterim) 7. Pam Kısa Film Festivali (Gösterim) 3. Kristal Klaket Kısa Film Yarışması (Finalist) 7. Metro Group Kısa Film Yarışması (Finalist) Akbank 6. Kısa Film Festivali, Kurmaca Dalı. 2010 (Finalist) International Film Festivals 2nd Potenza Short Movie Festival Youth In Action, Italy, 2009, (Nominated) EuroShorts International Short Film Festival, Poland, 2009, (Nominated for International Fiction Movie) XIV. Faludi International Youth Film Festival, Hungary, 2009, (Screening) 11th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival, India, 2009, (Screening) 3rd International Rights Protection Film Festival “STEPS-2009”, Ukraine, 2009, (Nominated) Malta Short Film Festival, Malta, 2009, (Screening)

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          • Gagarin in Britain


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            In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight and the installation of the Yuri Gagarin statue on the Mall, the British Council presentes Gagarin in Britain, an exhibition on the life of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and the early Soviet space programme, from 14 July to 27 September 2011 at British Council headquarters. The exhibition displays rare space items from the Vostok ('East'), manned space programme: the first space suit – SK-1, an ejector seat of the model used by Gagarin when he parachuted out of Vostok 1 at an altitude of 7km and many others. More information: http://www.britishcouncil.org/arts-gagarin-in-britain

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            • Canada 2020 Speakers Series: Dr. Thomas Barnett on “War and Peace in the 21st Century: Implications for Canada”


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              Ottawa, 29 November 2007 — Dr. Thomas Barnett, author of "The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century" and the newly released "Great Powers: America and the World After Bush," spoke to Canada 2020 about “War and Peace in the 21st Century: Implications for Canada”.

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              • Explaining The Kivu Conflict


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                A bloody, under-reported conflict that has taken place in central Africa for two decades is explained through the legacy of the Rwandan Genocide and the Conflict Mineral Trade. This video is the result of undergraduate research by Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, an International Relations student at the University of Southern California. Photography is by Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon unless otherwise attributed. All borrowed photographs were used under the creative commons guidelines set by their respective authors.

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                • American Mythos, interview with author Robert Wuthnow


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                  America was built on stories: tales of grateful immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, Horatio Alger-style transformations, self-made men, and the Protestant work ethic. In this new book, renowned sociologist Robert Wuthnow examines these most American of stories--narratives about individualism, immigration, success, religion, and ethnicity--through the eyes of recent immigrants. In doing so, he demonstrates how the "American mythos" has both legitimized American society and prevented it from fully realizing its ideals. This magisterial work is a reflection and meditation on the national consciousness. It details how Americans have traditionally relied on narratives to address what it means to be strong, morally responsible individuals and to explain why some people are more successful than others--in short, to help us make sense of our lives. But it argues that these narratives have done little to help us confront new challenges. We pass laws to end racial discrimination, yet lack the resolve to create a more equitable society. We welcome the idea of pluralism in religion and values, yet we are shaken by the difficulties immigration presents. We champion prosperity for all, but live in a country where families are still homeless. American Mythos aptly documents this disconnect between the stories we tell and the reality we face. Examining how cultural narratives may not, and often do not, reflect the reality of today's society, it challenges readers to become more reflective about what it means to live up to the American ideal.

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                  • The Future of Power


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                    One of America's leading policy intellectuals Joseph S. Nye, Jr, analyses the dramatic power shifts in an increasingly connected and interdependent global world. Listen to the full audio file: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2011/the-future-of-power

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                    • Truth Marches On!


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                      The enemy of my enemy is my friend, until he becomes my enemy. Then he is my enemy and always has been. This clear, tautological thought process has driven American Foreign policy for the past century. Let it drive you for 15 minutes! FUN FACT: Did you know, exotic foodstuffs are worth the deaths of American Young Men and countless civilians? FUN FACT: Did you know, regardless of your indirect relationship to the political sphere, you are a citizen of an Empire, and are thus responsible for it's actions abroad? FUN FACT: Did you know, think tanks and policy makers rely on your geopolitical ignorance so they can get away with murder? FUN FACT: Did you know, the 'War on Terror' is an ideological branding that has been used to justify a continuation of a failed cold-war era foreign policy? FUN FACT: Did you know, the term 'Fun Fact' is a clinically proven method of grabbing someone's attention?

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