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Harvest of Despair: The Unknown Holocaust

In English. Documentary. — Documentary — of the Ukrainian "terror famine" of 1932-33 which caused the deaths of 7 mill. people. Interviews with survivors and scholars supplemented by rare photographic evidence. A rare insight into one of the 20th century's least known but most vicious genocides. — D804.S6 .H3 — VIDEO

Heart of the Matter

By Smith. In English. Documentary. — Shows excerpts from the Nuremberg trials and then discusses their influence on contemporary wars and genocide by looking at war crimes in Bosnia and the process of reconciliation in the new South Africa today. Desmond Tutu, Jacques Verges, Christian Tomuschat and David Cesarani examine moral and ethical issues involved. — D804.G42 H4 — VIDEO

Here Comes the Eighth Day

By Homutova. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — A Documentary — that takes an offbeat look at the chaos that exists in Russia today after the fall of Communism as a viable social system. — DK510.76 .H48 — VIDEO

History's Turning Points

In English. Documentary. — A Documentary — series of 13 half-hour segments on decisive moments in world history. — DC23 .H58 — VIDEO

Homecoming ; This Is How We Live

By Bobrov and Oseledchik. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — Homecoming : Veterans of the Soviet involvement in Afghanistan returned home with unresolved feelings about a demoralizing and unpopular war. The first film to document the human impact of the Afghan war. (17 min.) 1987. This is how we live : A look at the alienation of many Soviet young people. (30 min.) 1987.— DK246 .D53 no.8 — VIDEO

How I Worked for Stalin, Or, Songs of the Oligarchs

[IA sluzhil s apparate Stalina, ili, Pesni oligarkhov ], by Aranovich. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — Combines the testimony of eyewitnesses with rare archival photographs and film in an examination of the strong men who ran the Soviet state for Stalin. From Zhdanov, Andreyev, Krushchev, Malenkov and Suslov to Molotov, the Documentary — follows the bloody trail to Stalin's successor. — DK268.S8 I57 — VIDEO

How Putin Came to Power

[La prise du pouvoir par Vladimir Poutine] by Rakhmanova. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary — A biography of Vladimir V. Putin, a former KGB agent who rapidly rose from a minor political figure in St. Petersburg to become president of the Russian Federation in the late 1990s. Argues that his ascendancy was "the result of a power struggle between factions of the country's ruling oligarchs and a behind-the-scenes political deal" brokered by Boris Yeltsin (container). Includes interviews with Kremlin insiders Yevgeny Primakov, Yuri Skuratov, Boris Berezovsky, Sergei Dorenko, Boris Nemtsov, Elena Tregubova, and Ksenia Ponomareva. — DK510.766.P87 P75 2007 — DVD

Human Remains

By Rosenblatt. In English. Documentary. — A look at "intimate and mundane details" from the private lives of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Francisco Franco and Mao Tse-tung. — D412.7 .H85 — VIDEO

Hunt for the True October

In English. Documentary. — Discusses "the circumstances of the October Revolution, exploding the popular myths reinforced by Sergei Eisenstein's film October and exploring the what-ifs that could have led to democracty in Russia instead of dictatorship" — DK265 H86 — VIDEO

Last modified: August 11, 2009