ABU GHRAIB PRISON - 2006 Rooms, jail cells and exterior of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The prison gained worldwide notoriety first as the place where Saddam Hussein's government tortured and executed dissidents and later where Iraqi detainees were tortured by U.S. military personnel creating an international scandal.
Date: March 9, 2006 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:25:00, No Audio
MAHER ARAR IS CLEARED OF TERRORIST ALLEGATIONS BY CANADIAN GOVERNMENT - JANUARY 2007 Syrian born Canadian software engineer Maher Arar holds a press conference with family members and his attorney after the Canadian government announces its investigation has cleared Mr. Arar of possible terrorist connections to al-Qaeda. In 2002 U.S. and Canadian officials were responsible for having Mr. Arar deported to Syria where he claims he was tortured while being held in a detention center before being released and returned to Canada.
Date: January 22, 2007 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:25:00, No Audio
CANADA PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER, CHINA PRESIDENT HU JIN TAO & THE DALAI LAMA Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen Teskey arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam to attend the APEC economic meeting and meet with China’s President Hu Jin Tao. However President Hu Jin Tao later refused to meet because the Chinese government was upset over Canada’s criticism of China’s poor human rights record and for making the Dalai Lama an honorary Canadian as seen here in an awards ceremony.
Date: November 16, 2006 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:39:00, No Audio
BERLIN WALL AND PEOPLE OF BERLIN The sad and serious faces of Berliners appear superimposed over a long tracking shot of the Berlin Wall. A young woman cries. East German border guards hold automatic weapons.
BERLINERS ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE OVER WALL Dramatic footage shows Germans leaping to freedom from apartment buildings in the East over The Wall into the West. One mind-blowing shot shows a woman hanging from a second story window of an apartment building. East German police hang onto her arms. A West German man pulls her legs from below. She drops to safety and people cheer. At another building, a man sits on the ledge of an upper floor window. CUs of people gesturing for him to jump. He drops into a safety net held by firemen below. A series of shots show E. German workers at a window facing the border which they seal with bricks and then, WSs of apartment buildings with bricked up walls. Tracking shot follows the completed Wall. PLEASE NOTE: NARRATION REQUIRES ADDITIONAL LICENSING.
BOB HOPE FOR ELEANOR ROOSEVELT FOUNDATION Famous funny man Bob Hope asks viewers to support the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. Cut to a montage of portraits by the former First Lady and human rights activist.
CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 SIGNED INTO LAW President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law then talks about the landmark bill's purpose. The president uses 100 pens to affix his signature then passes these out afterwards to supporters including Martin Luther King.
Date: July 2, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:50:00, With Audio
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