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2012
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DVD21031

YERT : your environmental road trip

YERTLoading Three friends embark on a year-long journey across the United States in attempt to discover ways in which humanity can work to save the planet, encountering individuals and communities engaged in a variety of environmentally beneficial activities.
Director
Ben Evans
Release Date
2011
Run Time
113 min.
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2011
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DVD21053

White water, black gold

White water, black goldLoading "White Water, Black Gold follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across Western Canada in search of the truth about the impact of the world's thirstiest oil industry. This is a journey of jarring contrasts, from the pristine mountain ice fields that are the source of the industry's water, to the Tar Sands tailing ponds, where thousands of migrating birds have unwittingly landed and died ... White Water, Black Gold is a sober look at the untold costs associated with developing this major oil deposit, and raises important questions about how much environmental damage we're willing to tolerate to feed our oil appetite"--Container.
Director
David Lavallee
Release Date
2011
Run Time
140 min.
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2012
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DVD21062

Nefarious : merchant of souls

NefariousLoading A peek between the glossy surface of sophisticated 21st-century society reveals a chilling revelation--the enslavement of more than 27 million people worldwide. Look deeper still and you will uncover an industry that brutalizes and debases these individuals, many of them young girls, through sex slavery. Finally, you come face to face with the manifold atrocities surrounding the industry, from the deceptive recruitment and kidnapping of the victims to their working and living conditions and their physical, mental, and spiritual torment, oftentimes under the umbrella of government complicity and societal neglect. Filmmaker Benjamin Nolot travels through 19 countries, across four continents, into dingy Cambodian brothels, Thai karaoke bars, Amsterdam's infamous red-light district, Mold [...]
Director
Benjamin Nolot
Release Date
2012
Run Time
96 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD21048

The abominable crime

The abominable crimeLoading Explored is the religious-based culture of homophobia in Jamaica through the eyes of gay Jamaicans who are forced to choose between their homeland and their lives. Included are personal accounts from Jamaica's leading human-rights activist, Maurice Tomlinson, and a lesbian single mother who survived a brutal anti-gay shooting. Offered is an intimate first-person perspective on the risks and challenges of seeking asylum abroad.
Director
Micah Fink
Release Date
2013
Run Time
66 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD21057

Brooklyn Farmer : /ca film by Michael Tyburski

Brooklyn Farmer : /ca film by Michael TyburskiLoading BROOKLYN FARMER explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City. The film follows Head Farmer Ben Flanner, CEO Gwen Schantz, Communications Director Anastasia Plakias, Farm Manager Michael Meier, and Beekeeper Chase Emmons as their growing operation expands from Long Island City, Queens to a second roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. The team confronts the realities inherent in operating the world's largest rooftop farm in one of the world's biggest cities.--IMDb.
Director
Michael Tyburski
Release Date
2013
Run Time
27 min.
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DVD
2014

Fed up

Fed upLoading Narrated by Katie Couric, the film blows the lid off everything that was known about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, it follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals why the conventional wisdom of 'exercise and eat right' is not ringing true for millions of people.
Director
Stephanie Soechtig
Release Date
2014
Run Time
96 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD Jake

Jake Shimabukuro : life on four strings

Jake ShimabukuroLoading Follows Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on a nine-month tour throughout the U.S. and Japan. The documentary was filmed at concert halls, elementary schools, senior care centers, and in Sendai, the small town in Japan that was ravaged by the March 2011 tsunami. Home video footage, family photos, and interviews with family and friends also document Jake's rise to international fame.
Director
Tadashi Nakamura
Release Date
2012
Run Time
56 min.
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DVD
2014
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KLAUS DVD #1526

Casting by

Casting byLoading This film places the spotlight on one of filmmaking's unsung heroes, casting director Marion Dougherty, and takes viewers on a journey through 50 years of Hollywood history from an entirely new perspective. Relying on her exquisite taste and gut instincts, Dougherty helped usher in the 'New Hollywood' with movies like Midnight Cowboy, The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, and Bonnie and Clyde.
Director
Tom Donahue
Release Date
2012
Run Time
89 min.
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2013
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DVD21023

Homegoings

HomegoingsLoading "Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in Harlem and the rural South, [the film] takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history, and celebration. It reveals the special status of undertakers in the community; borne out of their permanence, their economic stability, and the necessities of the segregation period. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, the film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones 'home'"--Container.
Director
Christine Turner
Release Date
2013
Run Time
57 min.
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DVD
2014
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KLAUS DVD #1518

The hornet's nest

The hornet's nestLoading The Hornet's Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of elite groups of U.S. soldiers and Marines sent on dangerous missions deep inside some of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys. The film culminates with what was planned as a single day strike turning into nine intense days of harrowing combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in the country's complex terrain where no foreign troops have ever dared to go before. Two embedded journalists, a father and son, bravely followed the troops through the fiercest and most blood-soaked battlegrounds of the conflict.
Director
Christian Tureaud; David Salzberg; Christian Turead
Release Date
2014
Run Time
97 min.
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DVD
2013
DVD

Photo : a history from behind the lens

PhotoLoading From daguerreotypes to DSLRs, the camera has irrevocably changed the way we see the world. The intriguing twelve-episode documentary examines the past, present, and future of photography using clever animations to explain challenging concepts for lay people.
Director
Alain Nahum
Release Date
2013
Run Time
312 min.
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2010
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DVD21025

Landslide : a portrait of President Herbert Hoover

LandslideLoading Examines the strengths and weaknesses of a man destined to both win and lose the presidency of the United States in an election landslide. An orphan, Hoover was a self-made millionaire at an early age with a expertise in leadership, crisis management, and humanitarian work. His two terms as Secretary of Commerce left a legacy that impacts Americans' way of life today. Yet, as president, his policy decisions on employment and monetary and fiscal policy still provoke criticism from leaders today.
Director
Chip Duncan
Release Date
2009
Run Time
60 min.
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DVD
2008
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DVD21010

My feminism

My feminismLoading Interviews with feminist leaders including Bell Hooks, Gloria Steinem, and Urvsahi Vaid are intercut with documentary sequences to explore the past and present status of the women's movement. Discussing the unique contributions of second wave feminism, they explore their racial, economic and ideological differences and shared vision of achieving equality for women. Introduces feminism's key themes while exposing the cultural fears underlying lesbian baiting, backlash, and political extremism.
Director
Dominique Cardona; Laurie Colbert
Release Date
1997
Run Time
55 min.
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DVD
2008
DVD Tuberc

Tuberculosis in America : the people's plague

Tuberculosis in AmericaLoading Chronicles a history that has shaped much of our modern public health policy. Examines a disease that is highly curable and almost entirely preventable and yet today has returned to catch our country's health care system off guard.
Director
Diane Garey; Lawrence R. Hott
Release Date
1995
Run Time
114 min.
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DVD
2002
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DVD20980

Women in Japan : memories of the past, dreams for the future

Women in JapanLoading Introduces six women of diverse ages, backgrounds, occupations and regions of Japan. Each woman has spent a significant part of her life abroad, speaking new languages and adjusting to new places, and each discusses how her experience abroad has affected her identity and beliefs.
Director
Joanne Herschfield; Jan Bardsley
Release Date
2002
Run Time
52 min.
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DVD
2006
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DVD Buffet

Buffet : all you can eat Las Vegas

BuffetLoading Thanksgiving weekend, Las Vegas: a camera journeys through Sin City's all-you can-eat buffets and finds a kaleidoscope of characters behind the food--from tireless chefs preparing gargantuan bowls of ambrosia, to servers who bus endless plates, to hungry diners in search of a culinary jackpot and a portion of the American dream. All You Can Eat Las Vegas brings the happiness and the sadness of the buffet to light, taking the audience on a wild gastronomic voyage behind the scenes of an all-American binge ritual. Buffet follows the food: from kitchen to cornucopia, table to mouth, waste bin to local farm where 6,000 eager pigs feast on buffet leftovers. All along the consumption chain, a diverse cast of characters share their desires, their weaknesses, their pleasures, and their shame [...]
Director
Natasha Schull; Hillevi Zazel Loven
Release Date
2006
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DVD
1965
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DVD Obedie

Obedience

ObedienceLoading Presents an experiment conducted during May 1962 at the Yale University Interaction Laboratory on obedience to authority. Describes both obedient and defiant reactions of subjects who are instructed to administer electric shocks of increasing severity to another person.
Release Date
1965
Run Time
45 min.
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1988
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DVD Quiet

Quiet rage : the Stanford prison experiment

Quiet rageLoading The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted at Stanford University from August 14-20, 1971, by a team of researchers led by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo.
Director
Ken Musen
Release Date
1988
Run Time
52 min.
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