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Webcasts - YOUTUBE Videos - Films 
 
WEBCASTS
How Did Those Platinum Jeans Get Here?   -  "Oscar Gonzalez, Attorney, gave a presentation to the spring meeting of the American Bar Association's Section of Business Law. The theme was Shopping the Great American Pastime and the Business Lawyers Who Make it Happen. Mr. Gonzalez spoke on the importing and exporting of jeans and platinum. From prehistoric times through the Dark Ages and finally to the Olympics in China, Mr. Gonzalez provides an entertaining and informative description of how jeans appear at local department stores."
 
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy  -  PBS, "The purpose of this site is to promote better understanding of globalization, world trade and economic development, including the forces, values, events, and ideas that have shaped the present global economic system."
 
YOUTUBE VIDEOS  
 
 
 Mara Ahmed's documentary is a survey of public opinion on issues of interest to Americans. A wide spectrum of Pakistanis were interviewed for this film in order to develop a "voice of the people" approach. 8 Minutes
 
The Cross-Cultural Communication training video is an engaging dramatization in which you'll observe a manager floundering as she tries to understand her employees and their culture, as she fails to understand the manager role in communication and diversity. 5 minutes
Liu Olin–Breaking the Wall of Global Debt
 
Dr. Liu discusses key issues facing the Chinese economy, opportunities that lie ahead for both China and its development partners, and solutions that might be drawn for the current, not-so-ideal competitive status of Europe and US. 15 minutes
 
 
 
Globalization is reshaping the world of business - this video explores current trends and how businesses can respond in order to succeed. –Earnest and Young. 3 minutes
 
 
Addressing worldwide brands we use in our daily lives. Can be used as an intro for Business or an Economics class. 1 minute
 
A stop motion video made by students showing some of the effects and changes due to Globalization sponsored by Minute Maid. 3 minutes 
 
 
 
Introduction to the
concept of internationalization in secondary education.  Contains recommendations from international students who are studying in America on better practices to add a multicultural and a global dimension to curricula and classrooms. 9 minutes
 
A seminar on the influence of globalization past, present and future on higher education systems and institutions, incorporating past and current research and viewpoints of scholars and leaders. Series: "Center for Studies in Higher Education"
[Humanities] 1 hour, 27 minutes
 
 
Author of The Devils Highway: A True Story, The Hummingbirds Daughter, Across the Wire: Life, Hard Times at the Mexican Border, and Into the Beautiful North. In this conversation with Maria Hinojosa, Urrea talks about his dual-culture life experiences. 6 minutes
 
A story by Betty Leask, ALTC National Teaching Fellow, regarding the impact of studying abroad - Duke University, 4 minutes
 
 
 
Discussions of the causes for globalization, what areas it is most prominent, and who they state are the winners and looser of globalization. 8 minutes
 
 
Human Rights Everyone is entitled to the rights set forth in the universal declaration of human rights. 10 minutes
 
 
For more than 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.11 minutes
 
Researchers and educational leaders share strategies to try and close the achievement gap for children of various ethnicities with low economic backgrounds. 5 minutes
 
The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections or known as BERSIH was pushing for a free and fair election in Malaysia. This short clip shows police brutality and unity among the protestors on that day of July 9, 2011. 5 minutes
 
A video of Senator Obama discussing the challenges of the globalized economy. 6 minutes
 
 
The Story of Human Rights. Human Rights Video Education. 10 minutes


Almost Heaven

For the SBA.Gov exporting video contest in the consumer products division.

 
 
Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what "peace" really means, and a set of profound stories that zero in on the creative struggle and sacrifice
of those who work for it.-TED Talks. 12 minutes
 
Bill Anderson, Ed. D. talks with Dean Mary Lynne Calhoun, Ph.D., Jack Piel, Ph. D., and Sarah Ballard about the internationalization program in the College of Education at UNC Charlotte. 15 minutes
 
 
This INSIDE twenty12 video segment explores the education of students for an increasingly globalized world, focusing specifically on international initiatives and how they impact the student experience in the Chicago classroom. 9 minutes
 
 
Because I am a Girl is a campaign that aims to transform the lives of the worlds poorest girls. Every year from 2007 to 2015 Plan will be producing a report that looks at the different ways girls around the world are affected by discrimination. Plan believes that girls access to education and legal rights can break the cycle of poverty and discrimination that girls face around the world. 2 minutes
 
Global warming, AIDS, social justice issues, natural disasters - all topics covered by UPEI's Global Issues 151 students in fall 2008, and all topics that have many histories, many sides, and sometimes solutions that are just too big for one student to take on. But what if a group of students could do something? If I Could Change the World... is a class project about making a difference, one class at a time. 6 minutes
 
Former NWTC Global UGRAD student, Suhrob, Nuritdinov, won best video for his grant. Suhrob shares his exciting journey from his homeland of Tajikistan to the US. 5 minutes 
 
 
Bosco Ntaganda is wanted by the International Criminal Court for recruiting and using child soldiers in northeastern Congo. But since his arrest warrant was unsealed in 2008, Ntaganda was made a general in the Congolese army. He has also continued to recruit children to fight and has played a role in ethnic massacres, killings, rape and torture. 6 minutes
 
Teachers speak about using the Global Gateway platform to create lesson plans that expose students to international issues and tap their interest in people and places far from home. For example, an American philanthropist's efforts to restore Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park. Pulitzercenter.org. 7 minutes
 
 
FILMS 

Films on Demand  -  Films Media Group is the leading source of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content. Films Media Group serves the education community through its four brands: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware. (This link is only available to current NWTC students and staff. Check with your institute's library for availability.)

 
Journeys in Film – Educating for Global Understanding-  Purchase printed and downloadable complete curriculum guides as well as individual lesson plans. Some of items are free. Lesson plans cover everything from social studies to global education to math, science, visual arts and more.
 
 
Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Keren, a young bride, breaks her leg in trying to escape from a locked toilet stall and ruins her chance at a romantic honeymoon in the Caribbean. And Joy, a Philippine chore woman, is guilt-ridden after having left her young son behind in the Philippines. Drama, 78 minutes, 2007

The Grocer's Son

Antoine Sforza, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city, but now that his father, a traveling grocer, is in hospital after a stroke, he more or less reluctantly accepts to come back to replace him in his daily rounds. Accompanied by Claire, a young woman he loves but who hesitates to commit herself, he does the job half-satisfactorily. He offends the locals but fortunately Claire helps him improve his skills. Yet the relationships are tense with his brother François and even worse with his father, who despises him. ​Drama, 96 minutes, 2008

A Peck on the Cheek

A little girl's search for her biological mother who had abandoned her as a newborn baby, is brought out poignantly in this film. Amudha is blissfully unaware of her parentage until he adoptive parents informs her on her ninth birthday. At first​ shocked into disbelief, Amudha then expresses her determination to seek out her biological mother. The search takes the family to Sri Lanka, where Amudha comes face-to-face with reality, and reconciles herself to it. Drama/War/Music, 128 minutes, 2002

 

 
"The film is designed to empower youth by deepening intercultural empathy and initiating student dialogues." - Arnd Wachter, Director. Documentary, 70 minutes, 2011
 
Idol comes to Afghanistan and for millions, their first encounter with democracy is voting on the TV series ‘Afghan Star'. Four contestants  risk their freedom to become the nation's favorite singer.  Documentary, 87 minutes, 2009
 
New Year Baby serves as a powerful tool for educators to teach about the Cambodian genocide. Screen the film, begin a conversation, and empower your students to take action. Documentary, 80 minutes, 2006
 
After serving time for the murder of a child, Jan who maintained his innocence, is ready to put the past behind him. A gifted organist with a gentle manner quickly earns the respect of many, as well as the love of a pastor, Anna and her son. But his past catches up with him when Agnes recognizes him as the man who was convicted for the murder of her son. Crime/Thriller, 120 minutes, 2008
 
The friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malï and Jorgito strong friendship is restricted by their parents. When the children learn that Malï's mother is planning to leave Cuba, they travel to find Malï's father to persuade him against signing the forms that would allow it.
Comedy/Drama
80 minutes, 2006
 
A small village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit which is a civic triumph of sorts yet it tricks folks into thinking they could make money off the visiting crowds. Beto is strapped for cash so he comes up with the idea to build a pay-per-use toilet. It seems so ridiculous that he could either pull it off or stumble like a fool. Drama, 90 minutes, 2007
 
At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China. Documentary, 93 minutes, 2007
 
Reda, a young French-Moroccan guy and his old father drive from the south of France to Mecca in order for the father to do his pilgrimage. At first distant, they gradually learn to know each other. Drama, 108 minutes, 2004
 
A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930's Kenya. Biography/Drama, 141 minutes, 2001
 
While waiting for the trigger, Tarek becomes a Good Samaritan by interrupting Katz's wife mid-suicide and helping a shunned beauty
evade a Jewish posse. Drama, 100 minutes, 2008
 
A gangster's willful son is sent into hiding over sexual misconduct. Sent far, he unexpectedly takes up with remote Buddhist drummers who slowly but profoundly influence his life. Crime/Drama/Music, 118 minutes, 2007
 
 

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For questions or comments contact; Megan Popkey, Manager of Student Involvement and International Programs, Megan.Popkey@nwtc.edu. Phone: 920-498-7186 or 01-920-498-7186.