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Solidarity / Reuters Television.

Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorReuters Television.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], cuuuu.
Description1 streaming video file (18 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Contents A Victory for Polish Workers (1:45) -- Marking Solidarity (3:29) -- Unrest in Poland (2:14) -- Polish Government Fights for Control (2:27) -- Poland's New Era of Freedom (2:36) -- Poland Steps Toward Democracy (2:20) -- Republic of Poland Once Again (1:10) -- Credits: Solidarity (0:24)
Abstract On August 31, 1980, the first independent trade union in the history of the Soviet bloc was born. Forged in two weeks of nationwide strikes, Poland's Solidarity union became a reality after 25 years of struggle culminated in the signing of the Gdansk Accords between Lech Walesa and the Polish government. But victory was not that close, and this program follows the threat of Soviet military intervention, the struggle by Polish farmers for the same rights as industrial workers, the political career of Lech Walesa, Jaruzelski's get-tough policy with Solidarity and Archbishop Glemp's support of the union, violence and the dissolution of Solidarity, the Pope's visit to Poland, and the end of Communist Party rule in Poland as Stevie Wonder sings at a Solidarity campaign meeting-and Poland's economic woes deepen.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on May 15, 2012.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 6 & up.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formEducational films.
Publisher number2587 Films Media Group

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