Video and Multimedia

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  • Cultural Heritage Forum
    From the University of Oxford, this podcast explores the idea of cultural heritage and how social and cultural identities transform over time. In particular, in the series “How has globalization changed perceptions of cultural heritage?,” speakers discuss how the forces of globalization have influenced how identity is preserved and expressed.
  • TED Radio Hour: Identities
    In this installment of the TED Radio Hour, subject experts discuss different aspects of maintaining identity in the world today.
  • Remix Culture
    Remix Culture is a nonprofit organization that travels the world to deliver music production assistance to musicians and their communities. This section of their website features their field recordings.


  • China Blue
    China Blue is a groundbreaking documentary following the life of 17-year-old Jasmine, a worker in a blue jeans factory in Guangdong, China. It exposes the conditions of laborers in Chinese sweatshops and China’s growth as a chief exporter.
  • Ecuador: Dreamtown--Soccer’s Ticket Out
    Produced by Frontline/World, this video tells the story of young Ecuadorian soccer players who see the game as their ticket out of poverty.
  • Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action
    This documentary exposes the lives of Indians living on reservations in the United States and the cultural and environmental pressures they encounter.
  • Language Imperialism: Dr. Thorsten Pattberg on GRTV
    Produced by Global Research TV, Thorsten Pattberg discusses the increased interests in BRIC languages and culture in Western countries and how translation of ideas between languages can misrepresent culture and history.
  • Sheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the Local, Localizing the Global
    Sheikha Al Mayassa of Qatar speaks on the topic of globalization, identity, and culture in a time when many people are reconnecting with their country’s traditions while adapting to modernization at the same time.
  • Wade Davis: Dreams from Endangered Cultures
    National Geographic explorer Wade Davis talks about the “ethnosphere,” or the great diversity of culture worldwide, through storytelling and photos, and discusses cultures that face uncertainty in a globalized world.

Web Resources

  • Center for World Indigenous Studies
    The Center for World Indigenous Studies is an American-based research and education nonprofit focused on the political, social, and economic issues of indigenous peoples worldwide.
  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World
    Ethnologue is a web-based catalogue of the world’s 7,106 living languages.
  • Global Memory Net
    Supported by the National Science Foundation’s International Digital Library program, Global Memory Net is a global digital library aimed to preserve global history, culture, and heritage through its image collections, ranging from antique maps to photos of ethnic groups and places.
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    UNESCO is a specialized agency of the UN that promotes global cooperation through the sharing of education, science, and culture. Its objectives are to strengthen human rights and mutual respect, and to alleviate poverty.
  • The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation
    The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving education in South Sudan. Its founder and namesake, Valentino Achak Deng, is the focus of Dave Eggers’s semiautobiographical novel, What is the What.