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FILMS At Library<br />Europe: Southern Region<br />This program explores Southern European countries, including Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece. It tours the region’s picturesque mountains, highlights its lush agriculture, looks at bullfighting in Spain, travels on a ferry boat to the Greek Islands, and visits shops in Milan.<br />DVD / 1994 / 20 min / #79AS1245 - $109.00<br />Identities: Culture and Nationality in Europe Today <br />This DVD explores issues of racial, cultural, and sexual identity that have resulted from the startling new diversity of European society. Depicting daily life in immigrant communities, the program features interviews with African, Asian, and Middle Eastern transplants that cover such topics as learning a new language, eating unfamiliar foods, adapting to foreign attitudes toward women and gays, and cultural dilemmas. <br /> DVD / 2007 / 27 min / #GSWF2223 - $129.00<br />Smell the Roses. Julie Milling, 2003, 28 mins. Christiania is a self-governing community in the heart of Copenhagen set up by squatters at the height of 1970s idealism. Faced with extinction or urban redevelopment, residents struggle to redefine a fading ideology.<br />A Family in France: A Story About the Passing of Time. Andre Dryansky, 40 min This is a portrait of a country family living in a small village, Cassaniouze, in the Auvergne province. Their story typifies how the solid traditions and time honored ways are slowly fading away in the face of modern life. The village of 700 people has a zero birth rate and most of its inhabitants are retired. A Family in France exemplifies the disintegration of rural areas in industrialized nations. <br />Those Who Don't Work Don't Make Love. Cristina Grasseni, 1998, 30 mins. An observational documentary about dairy farmers in the Italian Alps Caught between pride for tradition and the pressure for modernisation, the story of one family is told through the eyes of teenager Sara, full of hopes and doubts, and of her grandmother, tired and frustrated after a life of hard.<br />European Tour: History and Tradition<br />This program discusses the history, politics, and economics of Europe. It visits the battlefields of France, the forests of Sweden, and the hills of Rome and examines the formation of Europe’s many empires. Produced in 2004. <br />DVD / 2004 / 54 min each / #THTS3335 - $119.00<br />“The Other Threat," “The Other Threat," the namesake of the film, is the presence of Arab/Muslim immigrants in Europe. Hassad focused on England and Spain because those were the sites of the recent terrorist attacks. (http://media.www.signal-online.net/media/storage/paper771/news/2007/11/28/Features/Filmmaker.Explores.The.Concept.Of.The.Other-3117452.shtml<br /><ul><li>Inside Islam: Light of Allah Shining Throughout Europe and Andalucía
Tracing this history of Islam in Europe, this program shows how Islamic rule influenced the cultural development of the Andalucía region of Spain. It explains that southern Spain’s history reflects Islamic, Roman, and Christian influences and that Córdoban culture mixes all of these influences.
Europe - Where have All the Children Gone? - 45 min 40 sec [4 December 2007] HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com"firstname.lastname@example.org, Europe’s population is shrinking. Millions of apartments across Germany are being torn down because the next generation of tenants is missing. Small towns are disappearing as the few remaining residents move to the city. Can anything be done to reverse the trend? This thought provoking documentary contrasts the family policies of four countries. It examines the extent to which politics influences birth rates.