Award-winning PBS Series WIDE ANGLE
Free Educational Package of Complete Programs
AWARD-WINNING PBS SERIES WIDE ANGLE
FREE EDUCATION PACKAGE OF COMPLETE PROGRAMS
Thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, Thirteen/WNET, New York’s flagship public television station, is offering instructors a FREE SET of programs from Wide Angle, the award-winning international PBS current affairs documentary series. Wide Angle examines the most pressing social, political and economic issues confronting citizens and policymakers around the globe. The package includes five programs from Season One on videocassette and a 24-page Discussion Guide with insightful essays, discussion topics and suggested resources. Each program consists of a 45-minute film followed by a 10-minute discussion with a policy expert. Selected segments at the top of each cassette highlight the themes and offer opportunities for discussion. This Wide Angle Education Package will be useful in international relations, economics, political science, and journalism, as well as other courses.
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT profiles the sharp economic divide among citizens in the world’s most populous nation, as China’s membership in the WTO accelerates the difficult process of economic modernization.
GREETINGS FROM GROZNY portrays the relentless war between Russia and the break-away Republic of Chechnya, providing unprecedented coverage of Russian troops conducting “sweeps” in war-torn Chechnya and a rare view into life in a Chechen rebel camp.
THE EMPTY ATM reveals how Argentinians are coping with their shattered economy, including the explosive growth of the “barter clubs” that challenge the need for traditional monetary currency.
CAUSE FOR MURDER explores the tragic stories of two young female lawyers in Mexico, both killed for challenging the endemic corruption and human rights abuses that continue to plague the nation, despite the reformist agenda of President Vicente Fox.
SOUL OF INDIA focuses on a tragic new chapter in the bloody Hindu-Muslim conflict in India’s Gujarat State, and explores what the rise of the Hindu fundamentalist movement may mean for the world’s largest democracy.
E-MAIL or WRITE
A limited number of FREE Wide Angle Educational Packages are available, to be shipped in Fall 2003.
Please e-mail your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Wide Angle, P.O. Box 245, Little Falls, NJ 07424-0245.
Please include the name of your institution, course name, email address, and mailing address.
This Educational Package is funded by Ford Foundation.
Funding for Wide Angle Season One was provided by The Public Broadcasting Service, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Jacob Burns Foundation, The Florence and John Schumann Foundation, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation, and The Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
PLEASE WATCH SEASON TWO OF WIDE ANGLE, broadcast weekly on Thursdays on PBS (check local listings)
Visit the Wide Angle Web site at the address below.
Thirteen/WNET New York
450 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001-2605
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