We’re pleased to inform you that Thirteen/WNET New York will once again offer the latest Wide Angle Education Package—free-of-charge. The Season III/IV Package will include four programs (two from Season III and two from Season IV) on DVD and a 20-page Discussion Guide with insightful essays, discussions topics and resources. The materials will be useful in international relations, economics, political science, and journalism, as well as other courses. The Education Packages for Seasons I and II each won a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers.
PROGRAMS INCLUDED IN THE NEW PACKAGE
LADIES FIRST highlights the challenges facing Rwandan women as they lead their country’s healing process ten years after the bloody genocide that killed an estimated 800,000 people. The film explores the remarkable role women play as they reshape Rwanda’s political, economic, and social institutions. Post-film interview with Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
1-800-INDIA travels to Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi and home to India’s first call center, to explore the effects of offshore outsourcing inside India. Profiling four women who work demanding jobs that require late-night shifts and Westernized work habits, Wide Angle investigates the impact of this sweeping global trend on family life, Indian culture and the landscape of India’s cities and towns. Producer: Anna Cater. Director: Safina Uberoi. Post-film interview with Clyde Prestowitz, author, Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East.
KILLER FLU investigates the threat of a pandemic by traveling to Vietnam, epicenter of a deadly bird flu outbreak. Health officials warn that the H5N1 virus – which has jumped species from birds to humans – could kill millions of people worldwide. As Vietnam tries to contain the disease, there is growing evidence that the virus may have begun to spread via human-to-human contact. Director: Steven Silver. Producer: Micah Fink. Post-film interview with Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
YOUNG, MUSLIM AND FRENCH explores the increased tensions between the French Republic and its largest minority population. Wide Angle travels to a racially diverse, working-class community on the outskirts of Paris, where young Muslim women face a choice to obey the recent ban on wearing the traditional headscarf – or to flout it. The documentary reveals the hopes, frustrations, and political aspirations of second- and third-generation French-born Muslims – and considers their potential to alter France’s national identity. Post-film interview with Professor Fawaz Gerges of Sarah Lawrence College.
Funding for Wide Angle was provided by PBS, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Jacob Burns Foundation, Ford Foundation, the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation, Pilar Crespi Robert and Stephen Robert, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, JP Morgan Chase, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation. Additional funding for this Education Package has been provided by The Overbrook Foundation and The Stanley and Dorothy Winter Philanthropic Fund.
E-MAIL YOUR REQUEST
A limited number of FREE Wide Angle Season III/IV Education Packages are available.
Please email your request for the Wide Angle Season III/IV Education Package to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Wide Angle, P.O. Box 245, Little Falls, NJ 07424-0245.
Please include your name, institution, course(s) the materials will be used in, mailing address, and e-mail address. Thank you for bringing Wide Angle into your classroom.
Educators who have previously responded to this offer have been added to our distribution list for the Season III/IV Education Package. Please note that it is not necessary to send a second request. The Wide Angle Season III/IV Education Package will be mailed out in April/May 2006.
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