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P.O.V.: Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story
Fred Korematsu was never more American than when he resisted the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Korematsu lost his landmark Supreme Court case in 1944, but never his resolve. Of Civil Wrongs and Rights is the untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/pov/pov2001/ofcivilwrongsandrights

Video Clip:
A preview clip of the film is available on the Web site.

Print Guide:
The Delve Deeper Guide offers a suggested listing of fiction and nonfiction books, videos, and web sites offering more information on issues raised by this and other P.O.V. broadcasts. Topics include civil liberties, poverty, globalization and Native American themes, including their relationship to ancestral lands.

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly: Religion, War, and Violence "Just War"
(This particular program is a compilation of multiple Religion and Ethic NewsWeekly segments. The tape is available from Thirteen/WNET New York and/ or Films for the Humanities.) At what point does an abuse of human rights becomes so massive and so systematic that it truly warrants intervention into the affairs of a sovereign nation? Religious thinkers, government leaders and military strategists around the world are discussing the question. Religion & Ethnics Newsweekly takes an in-depth look at the "just war" debate.

Web Site:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics

Video Clip:
Segments of Religion & Ethics Newsweekely are available on the Web site.

Print Guide:
Two discussion guides have been developed by Thirteen entitled Religion, War and Violence and Islam. These guides can be obtained by contacting Thirteen's outreach department.

FRONTLINE/World: SIERRA LEONE - Gunrunners
FRONTLINE/World investigates the deadly business of international weapons dealers, whose guns, grenades and mortars have contributed to millions of deaths around the world. We follow a team of U.N. detectives as they track down the source of illegal arms used to massacre civilians in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/sierraleone

Video Clip:
The entire 26 minute program is available for viewing on the Web site.

Wide Angle: Land of Wandering Souls
Land of Wandering Souls follows a group of workers who are laying a high-tech fiber optic cable that will link Cambodia to the rest of Asia and Europe. The project is a hopeful symbol of the country's slow integration into the world community and the modern technological age. However, for the people employed to actually dig the trench by hand - a group of rice farmers, ex-soldiers, and their families, the poorest of the poor -- the work is a mixed blessing. This film provides a haunting glimpse into the lives of these indigent workers as they encounter the painful remnants of the past - mines, bones and a landscape littered with human suffering - and labor to bring Cambodia into the modern age.
See also Frontline/World: Cambodia - Pol Pot's Shadow.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/shows/cambodia

Video Clip:
A video clip of Jeffrey Sachs discussing Cambodia and the challenges of international development with host Jamie Rubin is available on the Web site.
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