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1999: Fast Forward

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Reviews the end of the 20th century, focusing on world economies, capitalism in former communist countries, and nationalism's rise and effects, as seen in Bosnia. Computers and technologies assist with globalization, but lives seem more insecure. The 21st century presents growing uncertainty as well as great opportunity.

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Runtime: 56 minutes

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Black and white photo of a crowd of young people holding signs on a city street, yelling and pointing at 2 police officers standing above them on a platform.
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Group of young boys and girls standing together and looking at camera. Some of the boys are not wearing any clothes.
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