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Winter soldier Vietnam veterans speak about atrocities committed upon Vietnamese soldiers and civilians during their time in the U.S. armed forces in Vietnam. Through testimony given at the Winter Soldier Investigation held by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War in 1971, press conferences, and interviews with individual participants, the film graphically portrays the effect of U.S. government policy and practice, which turned soldiers into animals bent on destruction and Vietnamese into "gooks"--Non-human "targets" for murder, rape, and mutilation. The veterans struggle to come to terms with the devastation they caused so that others will not make the same mistake again., Home use only.
Rebels with a cause "Narrated by Frances McDormand, Rebels With a Cause spotlights the schemers and dreamers who fought to keep developers from taking over the breathtaking landscape of the northern California coast. Rebels describes in fascinating detail how they protected agriculture and wildlife, established public parks next toi a densely populated urban center, and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today."--Container.
Deported Through the portraits and interviews of four deportees in Haiti and their families in North America, DEPORTED presents the tragedy of broken lives, forced separation from American children and spouses, and alienation and stigmatization endured in a country they don't know and don't understand, a country that most of them left at a very early age. Since 1996, the United States has implemented a policy of repatriation of all foreign residents who have been convicted of crimes. Every two weeks, about 50 Haitian nationals are deported from the United States; 40 percent are convicted legal residents who completed their jail sentence in America. To a lesser extent, Canada applies a similar policy. DEPORTED, winner of Best Documentary Award at the Vues D'Afrique International Film Festival, [...]
This emotional life This program explores ways to improve our social relationships, cope with emotional issues, and become more positive, resilient individuals in these difficult times.
Salsa in Japan Explores the growing subculture of salsa dancing in Japan, where salsa dancing and salsa clubs serve as a source of interaction and cultural mingling between Japanese and Latino immigrants to Japan. Briefly recounts the history of salsa and examines the connections between Latin America and Japan through interviews with people involved in the salsa world.
The Electric Valley Tennessee Valley Authority -- TVA -- was a project like no other, and after more than a half-century, continues to shape life in the South. The Electric Valley is the first independent film to tell the story of TVA, a tale of one of the most interesting, controversial federal agencies ever created. In 1933 TVA was given the broadest possible mission: to tame the forces of nature, create cheap energy, and produce a lasting prosperity in the Depression-wracked Tennessee Valley, a region the size of Great Britain. For better or worse, it touched peoples' lives in innumerable ways. The film is both political parable and human drama, a narrative journey through fifty years of American history with this controversial institution as its focus. It explores both the issues and the people who [...]
Fight church Fight Church follows several cage fighting pastors in a quest to reconcile their faith with a sport that many consider violent and barbaric. Can you really love your neighbor as yourself and then, at the same time, knee him in the face as hard as you can? Giving a voice to both sides of the argument, Academy Award Winning director Daniel Junge and Bryan Storkel allow audiences to reach their own conclusions about these God-fearing men who beat the holy hell out of each other because Jesus never tapped out. There are now many MMA ministries around the country.
KLAUS DVD #1550
The Roosevelts Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of these years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United [...]
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Years of living dangerously "This groundbreaking documentary event series explores the human impact of climate change. From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY combines the blockbuster storytelling styles of top Hollywood movie makers with the reporting expertise of Hollywood's brightest stars and today's most respected journalists."--Showtime website.
Fed up 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.
White water, black gold "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.
The abominable crime 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.
Nefarious 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 [...]
Brooklyn Farmer : /ca film by Michael Tyburski 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.
Jake Shimabukuro 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.
KLAUS DVD #1526
Casting by 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.