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Radio Revolution : Broadcasting for Freedom in Cold-War Romania / Journeyman Pictures (Firm).

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorJourneyman Pictures (Great Britain)
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©2009.
Description1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Broadcasting for Freedom in Cold-War Romania
Contents Popularity of Radio Free Europe (1:18) -- Radio Replaces Opposition (0:57) -- Bombs and Radiation (1:15) -- Behind the Iron Curtain (0:59) -- Reunion of Station Employees (1:19) -- Station Director's Skill (1:11) -- Radio Response to Earthquake (0:56) -- President Withholds Information (0:59) -- Communication Bridge (1:05) -- Photo Opportunity Amidst Disaster (0:57) -- Romania's Shaky Political Situation (0:59) -- Coal Miners' Strike (1:03) -- President Carter and Ceausescu (1:29) -- Critics of Ceausescu (1:04) -- War Against Radio Station (0:55) -- Power of the Microphone (1:24) -- Radio Changes Lives (0:59) -- Secret Police (1:11) -- Radio Listeners (1:07) -- War Against Young People (1:03) -- Secret Police Tactics (1:03) -- Bucharest Newspaper vs. Radio Free Europe (1:12) -- Exposure to Radioactivity (1:10) -- Death of Director, Radio Free Europe (1:13) -- Conspiracy Theory (1:31) -- Explosion at Radio Free Europe Station (2:02) -- Terrorist Attacks (1:14) -- Terrorist Leader Captured (0:49) -- Ceausescu: Naive Communist (1:49) -- World's Perception of Ceausescu (0:56) -- Tricks of Propaganda (1:17) -- Voice of Truth (1:44) -- Messages Get Out of Romania (1:36) -- Truth About Bucharest (0:55) -- Tell-All Book about Ceausescu Regime (1:24) -- Invincibility of Radio Free Europe (0:45) -- Changes in Romania (1:16) -- Live Broadcasts (1:01) -- Television vs. Radio (1:02) -- Victory for the Romanian People (1:11) -- New Romania (1:13) -- Life in the New Romania (1:10) -- Criticism for Radio Free Europe (0:53) -- State Conspiracy to Kill (1:07) -- Interview with a Prisoner (0:55) -- Mystery of Radiation Poisoning (1:10) -- Return to the Past (1:12) -- Halls of Government (1:10)
Abstract Likened to "a strange religion. with millions of invisible believers," Radio Free Europe gave listeners in Eastern Bloc countries a much-needed alternative to government media. This program examines the impact of RFE broadcasts on Nicolae Ceausescu's Romania and the lengths to which Romanian authorities went to suppress U.S.-backed radio. Viewers learn how the 1977 Vrancea Earthquake enabled RFE to step up its activities in the country; how Ceausescu's operatives in the Romanian Securitate-and, allegedly, even the notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal-committed violent acts against RFE personnel; and how the power and popularity of RFE found full expression in the Romanian Revolution.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Apr. 01, 2010.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
LanguagePortions are in other languages with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Journeyman Pictures (Firm), 2010 9781616166717
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number41397 Films Media Group

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