IIP Videos

Videos produced by the U.S. Department of State for ShareAmerica.

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The power of the ballot [video]

The United States has embraced democracy throughout its history. See how the country has expanded the right to vote to empower its citizens.
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The power of peaceful protest [video]

See how peaceful protests can lead to positive social and political changes, especially if they include a wide representation of citizens.
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Voices of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis [video]

Americans who were held hostage in Iran describe their ordeal of 1979 when the Iranian regime used them as bargaining chips.
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Celebrating Religious Freedom Day in the U.S. [video]

January 16 is National Religious Freedom Day in the U.S. Religious freedom is a central U.S. value. Learn how the U.S. promotes it worldwide.
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Faces of religious persecution: Rafida Bonya Ahmed [video]

Islamic militants attacked author Rafida Bonya Ahmed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2015. She calls for mutual respect among people of different faiths.
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Foreign direct investment in the U.S. is a win-win [video]

Investing in the U.S. gives companies access to the world's biggest economy and delivers jobs for local communities. Learn one Japanese company's story.
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How Labor Day is celebrated in America [video]

The U.S. celebrates Labor Day every year on the first Monday in September. Watch how Americans honor workers on this day.
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The surveillance state: Uighur oppression in Xinjiang, China [video]

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities face imprisonment or state surveillance in China, which forces them to renounce their religion and culture.
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Learn the truth about Iranian disinformation [video]

Learn the truth surrounding the Iranian regime's latest disinformation campaign. The United States is setting the record straight.