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A Proper Bostonian, Emily Greene Balch | No Longer Enemies | Sol y Luna | The Underground Railroad
A Proper Bostonian, Emily Greene Balch
tribute to this international innovator in social work and women's education, and a founder of the International Women's Peace Movement.

Emily Greene Balch was one of only two American women to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. For her, it crowned thirty years of pioneering for peace.

E.G. Balch finished Bryn Mawr with honors, recipient of its first European Fellowship. She became a social worker and co-founder of Boston's Dennison House. Emily published pamphlets on public assistance and juvenile offenders and co-founded the Women's Trade Union League. Between 1913 and 1918, she chaired the Economics and Sociology Departments at Wellesley. Her two major works on American immigrants were used throughout colleges and universities. When war broke out in Europe in 1914, she helped organize, with Jane Addams, the International Congress of Women at the Hague (1915), which proposed continual mediation of the conflict. In 1919, this group became the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She was a pacifist during World War I, and worked with Woodrow Wilson to form the League of nations. Her book, Occupied Haiti, was instrumental in foreign policy. Emily published verse of spiritual poetry. She was the first to propose internationalization of Antarctica, a proposal that came to fruition. Throughout her later years, she continued to work on behalf of the United Nations.

This video documents the Wellesley College 50th anniversary commemoration of Emily Balch's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. Historians and Wellesley professors, WILPF's National President and local Boston WILPF members discuss her life and works and read selections from her journals.
A Proper Bostonian, Emily Greene Balch

30-minute video

Produced by Ellen Mass Edited by Robin Lloyd and Donna O'Donovan

Audience Level:

High school/adult

Sale Price:
VHS $15.00





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No Longer Enemies
uring the Vietnam War, US planes and helicopters sprayed over 12 million gallons of the herbicide Agent Orange on forests and croplands in southern Vietnam. An estimated 300,000 US soldiers, as well as hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese, were exposed to the dioxin-laced defoliant. This powerful video chronicles the emotional return to Vietnam of several US combat veterans, whose health and families' health have been affected by Agent Orange. Participating in an international conference on herbicides in Hanoi, doctors and soldiers who were once enemies realize the similarities of their struggle and emphasize the importance of reconciliation. No Longer Enemies was coproduced with Citizen Soldier, a nonprofit advocacy organization that assists soldiers both in and out of uniform to confront military policies and activities that threaten their constitutional and human rights.
"This video is both educational and inspirational. Former enemies work together to reveal and reduce the effects of Agent Orange on G. I. Veterans and the Vietnamese people, from defective births to other calamities." Dave Dellinger, activist/author

No Longer Enemies

Produced by Robin Lloyd, Tod Ensign, and Stuart Sender Videography by Stuart Sender; script and continuity by Greg Guma

Audience Level:

High school/adult

Institutions:
VHS $69.95

Individual/Low Income Groups:
VHS $29.95






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Sol y Luna:
The Zapotec Legend of the Sun and the Moon
video record of a performance by the Dragon Dance Theater of Vermont and the Mexican theater company Comparsa at Monte Alban in Mexico. This collaboration between American and Mexican theater companies celebrates the epic legend of the Sun and the Moon using giant masks, puppets, fireworks, and pre-Columbian music. Performed amid the pre-Columbian ruins of Monte Alban at Oaxaca, Mexico, this video would be ideal for course in mexcian history, theater and cross-cultural education.

"This was the first time in centuries that anyone has been allowed to perform amongst these ancient monuments at night. We shared a sense of privilege and purpose in creating these performances in Monte Alban." Susan Bettmann, music director for Dragon Dance Theater
Sol y Luna

30-minute video

Audience Level:

High school/adult

Sale Price:
VHS $19.95





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The Underground Railroad:
Vermont and the Fugitive Slave
ermont's Constitution was the first in the country to abolish slavery, and many Vermonters assisted runaway slaves throughout the pre-Civil War period. This video examines the meaning and images of a mural on Vermont's Underground Railroad created for Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont. Muralist Sam Kerson describes the mural's eight panels, which depict plantation life, historical figures active in the freedom movement, and infamous moments in Vermont's anti-slavery history.
The Underground Railroad

25-minute video

Videotaped by Robin Lloyd

Audience Level:

Elementary through adult

Sale Price:
VHS $19.95




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