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 Modern Boom Family (1:38)  Church for Sale (2:52)

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Economic prosperity and secularization in Ireland have affected family structure and beliefs.
Film Name: Mixed Blessings
Country: Ireland

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The Sacred Heart Church in central Limerick, which has been holding services for almost 100 years, is up for sale.
Film Name: Mixed Blessings
Country: Ireland

 Two Brazils (2:39)  At the University of Brasilia (3:11)

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Two applicants to the University of Brasilia come from very different socioeconomic backgrounds. They discuss the new admissions program that will make use of racial quotas.
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Brazil in Black and White
Country: Brazil

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University leaders and students discuss their differing views on the new racial quota system at the University of Brasilia.
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Brazil in Black and White
Country: Brazil

 Race and Politics (1:39)  Racism in the Media (1:56)

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One of Brazil's few black senators discusses racial discrimination in Brazilian government, political and economic life.
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Brazil in Black and White
Country: Brazil

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A black model discusses the vast predominance of whites in the Brazilian advertising industry.
Film Name:
Brazil in Black and White
Country: Brazil

 Complications of Identity (2:53)  Affirmative Action and the USA (3:25)

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The story of two identical twins - one of whom was classified white and the other as black - highlights the difficulty in defining "black" and "white" in Brazilian society.
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Brazil in Black and White
Country: Brazil

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Two American NAACP lawyers arrive to advise the Brazilian civil rights organizations, leading to a discussion of differences between race relations in the U.S. and Brazil, and questioning why this particular American import is resented when so many other Americanisms are enthusiastically welcomed.
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Brazil in Black and White
Country: Brazil

 Ataturk (1:25)  Fashion Show (2:55)

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This clip illustrates Islamic and secular elements of life in Turkey, and introduces Ataturk and his reforms.
Film Name: Turkey's Tigers
Country: Turkey

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A fashion show in Istanbul is Tekbir's chance to display its new line of women's clothing.
Film Name: Turkey's Tigers
Country: Turkey

 Diverse Turkish Women (3:52)  Sex Ed & Community Values (1:52)

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This clip compares two families in Turkey - one more religious, and one more secular.
Film Name: Turkey's Tigers
Country: Turkey

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Egyptian men react to a discussion of an initiative in Qatar to include Sex Education in schools - a sensitive issue in many countries.
Film Name:
Dishing Democracy
Country: Egypt

 Modern Muslim Women (3:19)  The Rise of Divorce (2:53)

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Introduction to the four personable female stars of a popular television show in the Arab world called "Sweet Talk."
Film Name:
Dishing Democracy
Country: Egypt

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Rising divorce rates are a serious concern - not just in the jaded West, but even in the religiously traditional countries of the Middle East.
Film Name:
Dishing Democracy
Country: Egypt