skip to main content

1979: God Fights Back

56 minutes

Videos are generally available for preview to non-members as short clips. Limited full-length titles are also available. Log In to view the full length title.

Browse Full-length Non-member Titles
Still image from 1979: God Fights Back

Explores the current trend to take political action based on religious belief. Outlines the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Iran and Egypt, the Christian Right in the United States, and orthodoxy among Israeli Jews. Their common theme is religious teaching mixed with political rhetoric.

Media Details

Runtime: 56 minutes

Group of people sweeping and picking up trash from a sidewalk. Caption. Developing community with my neighbors.
19 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
The Contemplation of Justice statue in the U.S. Supreme Court depicts a seated female figure holding a smaller figure of a blindfolded Justice.
20 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Wooden gavel with its face touching down to an American flag.
8 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Televised interview shows a boy looking towards camera with a microphone held up in front of him. Title bar below reads, "What is voting?" Caption. Put a check who they want to vote.
21 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 8
Color illustration of a pig lying down in a barn, looking distressed. Caption. Whatever we produce is taken from us!
1 hours 12 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Michelle Obama stands at a podium at a political rally. People hold campaign signs behind her. Caption. And Barack says that our greatest challenge.
1 hours 49 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Woman crosses a crosswalk using a wheelchair. A ramp leads from the street to the sidewalk in front of her where a child is standing.
28 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
2 people seated at a shared desk covered in papers. They are both holding phone receivers up to their ears. Caption. Coordinating recovery efforts and providing resistance.
Democracy In America
Episode 8
28 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman, man and two children crouch down and huddle together on the ground. Caption. Stay down, stay down.
44 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of rice blades, some flowering. Caption. Rice is easily the most important crop.
13 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12