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Introduction to the Arab World

  Three fifteen minute segments providing an overview of the Arab World, the role of Islam in the Arab World, and the major social, cultural, political and economic dimensions of Read More

Kurosawa: A Documentary on the Acclaimed Director

  Director Adam Low explores the life and work of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, who is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential film directors of all-time. Low Read More

World Quest Series: Italy

  From its humble beginnings in 753 BCE, Italy, formerly known as Rome, was once a tiny hilltop village overlooking the Tiber River before becoming the most powerful empire the Read More

Italy: History, Geography and Commerce

  Shows historical, geographical, and cultural aspects of various regions of Italy. Gabriella Bertolissi: It has a very long, long history and a very colorful one. Possibly, I could start with Read More

The Prince

  When Niccolò Machiavelli penned The Prince—a heartless guide to creating and retaining autocratic political power that has no place for idealism and lofty virtues—he came to be widely regarded Read More

The Grim Reaper

  The brutalized corpse of a Roman prostitute is found along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up a handful of possible suspects and interrogate them, one Read More

Lina Wertmüller Interview

  Film critic Carlo Lizzani interviews Lina Wertmüller about her extraordinary career as an Italian film director. Few filmmakers have stirred up as much controversy as Lina Wertmuller. This six-disc Read More

You Laugh

  Based on the stories of Luigi Pirandello, You Laugh tells the story of Felice, a man who faces life, death, separation, unification, hope and fear in his quest to Read More

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a sparklingly original comedy that casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy. In Naples, they are poor but Read More

The Way We Laughed

  A tragic tale of brotherhood, Amelio’s ambitiously structured film spans six years (1958-64) in the lives of an illiterate Sicilian named Giovanni (Enrico Lo Verso, from L’america) and his Read More