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Gacaca: Living Together Again in Rwanda? (VHS)
55 min.
- Instructional Video
In English, Tutsi and Hutu, with English subtitles.
Summary:
In 1994, decades of politically motivated ethnic scapegoating culminated in a wholesale slaughter of the Rwanda's Tutsi minority, along with many Hutu moderates. Today, Rwanda is rebuilding, but its most difficult task is addressing the emotional trauma and fostering reconciliation between the Hutu and Tutsi. This film follows the first steps in one of the world's boldest experiments in reconciliation: the Gacaca Tribunals. These are a form of citizen-based justice based on ancient traditions of judgement, aimed at unifying this scarred nation.
Credits:
Director, Anne Aghion; producers, Philip Brooks, Laurent Bocahut, Anne Aghion; editor, Nadia Ben Rachid; photography, Mathieu Hagnery, James Kakwerere.
Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada: 501 U.S. 1030 (1991) (DVD)
- Instructional Video
Voices of American law series.
Summary:
"Criminal defense attorney Dominic Gentile was retained to represent a Las Vegas businessman indicted for stealing cocaine and money from a Las Vegas police sting operation. On the day of his client's indictment, Gentile decided to hold a press conference to proclaim his client's innocence and blame the police for the theft. The State Bar of Nevada filed a disciplinary action against Gentile for his comments, which resulted in a reprimand. The case ultimately reached the Supreme Court and became a landmark First Amendment case on lawyer speech. The story is told through interviews with Gentile (including excerpts from the actual press conference) and his attorney Michael Tigar; the Chair of the Disciplinary Committee Dennis Kennedy and the State Bar's attorney Robert Klonoff; and Las Vegas reporter Al Tobin and Ed Koch, who covered the underlying crime."
Contents:
Case video -- Party narratives -- Trailer.
Credits:
Produced by Thomas Metzloff, Sarah Wood, and Robert Walker.
Glimmer of Hope (VHS)
53 min.
- Instructional Video
PUBLISHER: Princeton NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1998.
Summary:
This program, based on a well-publicized Minnesota case, examines one family's efforts to bring closure to the brutal murder of a loved one. The family insists on confronting the killers to ask them disturbing questions that have plagued the family over a three-year period. In doing so, they hope to bring the monstrous act and its perpetrators into human focus as a major step toward healing ... This is an intimate and riviting glimpse into a bold new approach to criminal justice designed to heal both the offenders and their victims.
Credits:
Produced by Charles Konowal and directed by Joe McDonald and Charles Konowal.
Going to Court (VHS)
37 min.
- Instructional Video
Published: Madison, WI:State Bar of Wisconsin, 1988.
Summary:
Part one presents a general overview of courtroom practices during a civil court case. It tells what a courtroom looks like, who will be there, what will go on during the trial, and outlines the stages of a trial. Part two discusses proper conduct in and out of the courtroom, the importance of personal appearance, and what to do when testifying on the witness stand in order to make a favorable impression on the jury.
Contents:
pt. 1. What to expect (19 min.)
pt. 2. What's expected of you (18 min.)
Credits:
Producers and directors, B.G. Abrams and David Brag; writers, B.G. Abrams and Don Itkin; editor, David Braga.
Grand Jury Testimony of William Jefferson Clinton, August 17, 1998 (VHS)
About 4 hrs.
- Instructional Video
Issued by MPI Home Video.
Summary:
On August 17, 1998, President Bill Clinton gave videotaped testimony before a grand jury in the Ken Starr investigation. The testimony is presented without narration and without opinion.
Credits:
none
Guns & Mothers (VHS)
54 min.
- Instructional Video
"Independent Lens" television program, May 13, 2003.
Summary:
An incisive exploration into the women's movements on both sides of the emotionally charged gun control debate. The Million Moms and the Second Amendment Sisters are diametrically opposed on the issue of gun control, but they agree on one point: mothers will and should have a voice in determining gun control policy in America. The program explores the grassroots of both movements by focusing on two different women, living in two different Americas.
Credits:
Director Thom Powers; producers Thom Powers, Meema Spadola, and John Walter; executive producers Fred Green and Patty Payne Green; editor John Walter; composer Rick Baitz, writers Thom Powers and John Walter.
A Hard Straight (DVD)
74 min.
- Instructional Video
Summary:
Shot on location in Los Angeles and San Francisco over a period of two years, producer Goro Toshima documents the successes and failures of three prison parolees.
Credits:
Camera, Goro Toshima; editor, Kim Roberts.
Hitler's Courts: Betrayal of the Rule of Law in Nazi Germany (DVD)
35 min.
- Instructional Video
Published by: Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center, Touro College, Old Westbury, N.Y.
Summary:
When those charged with defending the rule of law betray that trust, the victory of tyrants is assured. Hitler's Courts featured archival footage from the Nazi era, rarely seen photographs, and interviews with leading voices in international law. Experts examine the perversion of the courts under Nazi rule and discuss how distinguished lawmakers capable of complicity in the largest mass murder of men, women and children in history.
Credits:
Produced and directed by Joshua M. Greene and Shiva Kumar; music, Steve Gorn; advisers, Gerhart Friedlander, Diemut Majer, and William Meinecke.
Hooligan Sparrow (DVD)
84 min.
- Instructional Video
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2016. In English and Chinese with English subtitles.
Summary:
Ye Haiyan is labeled a trouble maker by the Chinese government. Someone who embarrasses the state, for example, with public protests involving the civil rights of sex workers. She travels to Hainan Province to protest a case in which sexual mistreatment of elementary-age school girls by their principal has gone unprosecuted.
Credits:
A Little Horse Crossing the River production ; in association with AC Films, Diamond Docs ; a film by Nanfu Wang.
Hot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served? (DVD)
89 min.
- Instructional Video
Summary:
Exposes how corporations spent millions on a propaganda campaign to distort Americans' view of lawsuits, forever changing the civil justice system. From the infamous case of the woman who sued McDonalds over spilled coffee to the saga of the Mississippi Supreme Court Justice deemed 'not corporate enough' by business interests, this program tears apart the conventional wisdom about 'frivolous lawsuits.'
Credits:
Directed by Susan Saladoff; produced by Carly Hugo, Alan Oxman, and Susan Saladoff.

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