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Human Rights Video Collection
These videos are
available to any patron of
the Metropolitan Library
System (MLS).  

To borrow any video
at no cost , follow
the link to the MLS
website at the
bottom of this page.  

For information about
purchasing the videos,
please contact the
distributor,
Social Studies
School Service.
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"My students responded
well to the balanced
approach:  Yes, there are
terrible problems that
affect youth worldwide.
But yes, people are
working to make things
better."
 
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“Human rights
education is itself a
fundamental human
right as well as a
responsibility. The
Universal
Declaration of
Human Rights
(UDHR) obligates
every individual
and institution of
society to ‘strive by
teaching and
[through]
education to
promote respect
for these rights
and freedoms.’"
--The UN Works
“I have used these DVDs in my 7th grade World
Geography classes with great success.
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“The lesson plans for the programs also gave me some great
ideas which I adapted to my classroom.”
--Janet Hall, National Board Certified Teacher
Oklahoma City
(UNA-OKC Advisor)
in cooperation with the Metropolitan Library System
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1.  AIDS in the Caribbean
Danny Glover travels to Port of Spain to witness the
effects of HIV/AIDS on children and teenagers.  He
befriends 12-year-old Shawn, who fears ostracism
if his classmates learn he is HIV-positive.

Preview a sample of this video

View a lesson plan for this program
(will open in a separate window)
2.  Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone
Abu declares, "We didn’t play. We just fought."  
Michael Douglas hosts this sobering look at
exploited children in a war-torn country where
diamonds are traded for weapons.

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(will open in a separate window)
3.  Poverty in America
Tim Robbins sees poverty and homelessness in
New York City.  Meet Jessica, who cares for
siblings while her dad works long hours for low
pay, and J.R., who thinks shelter life is like being
in prison.

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View a lesson plan for this program
(will open in a separate window)
4.  Refugees in Tanzania
In the heart of Africa, Angelina Jolie works with
children victimized by long years of civil strife.  
She introduces the Fataki children—Tutsis who live
in a sprawling refugee camp in Tanzania.

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5.  Child Labor in Brazil
In a dump on Recife’s outskirts, 12-year-old
Eleandra picks garbage seven days a week, and
a boy named Reina earns a few pennies
pounding rocks into gravel. Susan Sarandon
interviews them.

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6.  Landmines in Cambodia
Suk Ratha remembers only the deafening
explosion that changed her life forever. Mon Man
lost his leg while picking vegetables. Actor
Laurence Fishburne tells their stories and others.

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7.  Girls’ Education in India
Travel to India with Brazilian-born actress Sonia
Braga, who explores how girls are typically
educated in this largely Hindu country that is
home to more than one billion people.

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(will open in a separate window)
8.  Street Children in Mongolia
Richard Gere reviews the plight of street children
in Ulanbaatar and other cities in this remote
country between China and Russia.

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(will open in a separate window)
9.  Indigenous Children in Australia
Actress Rachel Ward works with aboriginal children
and teens in Australia’s urban centers and the
country’s vast outback.

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(will open in a separate window)
10.  Stopping the Violence
in Northern Ireland
Whether Catholic or Protestant, Northern Ireland’s
children suffer the effects of religious strife. Meg
Ryan helps tell their unhappy stories.

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This collection is:
Funded in part by the
Oklahoma Humanities
Council (OHC) and the
National Endowment for
the Humanities (NEH).  
Any views, findings,
conclusions or
recommendations
expressed do not
necessarily represent
those of OHC or NEH.
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The UN Works
Programme
co-produced this
groundbreaking 10-part
family television series
that portrays the daily
struggles and hopes of
children living in crisis.

Originally aired on
Showtime Networks in
the United States, and
later with other
broadcasters worldwide,
What's Going On?
explores critical global
issues such as war,
environmental degrada-
tion, discrimination and
poverty through the eyes
of a child. The goal is to
explain the origins of a
problem, put a human
face on an issue and
promote a message of
tolerance and
understanding.

Approx. 28 minutes each.
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For more information
about the Metropolitan
Library System, please
visit their website, here:
www.metrolibrary.org
Shelf Number:
362.196979/AI2885a/VIDEO/DISC
Shelf Number:
966.404/C5361c/VIDEO/DISC
Shelf Number:
362.50973/P8794p/VIDEO/DISC
Shelf Number:
362.87/R3329r/VIDEO/DISC
Shelf Number:
331.31/C5361c/VIDEO/DISC
Shelf Number:
355.8251/L2579l/VIDEO/DISC
Shelf Number:
371.82342/G525g/VIDEO/DISC
Shelf Number:
362.5/ST9151s/VIDEO/DISC
Shelf Number:
994/IN3994i/VIDEO/DISC
Shelf Number:
941.60824/ST883s/VIDEO/DISC
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listed above.  You can reserve a video several ways –
by phone, online, or by visiting your nearest library.  
Find your nearest branch library ... CLICK HERE.  
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Don’t have a card?  It is easy to get one if you’re a resident of Oklahoma City or
Oklahoma County.  Find out how at the
Metropolitan Library System’s website.

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System library card if you live, work, or go to school in Cleveland, McClain or
Pottawatomie Counties -- thanks to a Reciprocal Service Agreement with the Pioneer
Library System.  
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To Reserve a Video Online: Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can place a reserve on any title
available for check-out in the Metropolitan Library System’s collection and have it delivered to the library
most convenient for you.  To access the online “CyberMARS” catalog, log on with your card number ...
HERE.

Use the Video Title or the Shelf Number to find the item you want.  It’s easy!  To review the
complete collection in the library's database, type "What's Going On?" in the CYBERMARS
search box.
Order Online with your library card through CYBERMARS.
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