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DVD
2014
DVD

Cosmos : a spacetime odyssey

CosmosLoading This documentary series explores the history of science and how we found our place in the cosmos.
Director
Ann Druyan; Brannon Braga; Bill Pope
Release Date
2014
Run Time
553 min.
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DVD
2012
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DVD20888

Anne Braden : southern patriot (1924-2006)

Anne BradenLoading Anne Braden: Southern Patriot is a first person documentary about the extraordinary life of this American civil rights leader. Braden was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his 1963 letter from Birmingham Jail as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was "eloquent and prophetic." Ostracized as a "red" in the 1950s, she fought for an inclusive movement community and mentored three generations of social justice advocates. Braden's story explores not only the dangers of racism and political repression but also the power of a woman's life spent in commitment to social justice.
Director
Anne Lewis; Mimi Pickering
Release Date
2011
Run Time
77 min.
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DVD
2003
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DVD20730

Harry Clarke : darkness in light

Harry ClarkeLoading Harry Clarke, one of Ireland's greatest and most neglected artists, created an often bizarre world in stained glass and book illustration. His work is a heady mix of the beautiful and the grotesque, the ethereal and the demonic. Born into the stained glass profession, Clarke displayed his talents at an early age, and in his short life, he created some dazzling works. As a result, he was in demand from churches all over Ireland, Scotland, and England, as well as Australia and the United States. But Clark s artwork took a dark turn and many of his images were deemed obscene. As his imagination progressively leaned to the grotesque, his decadent work met with resistance. In this revealing film, Clarke's tragic story represents a fascinating collision of Church, State and art and one man [...]
Director
John J. Doherty
Release Date
2003
Run Time
52 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD20626

Spies of Mississippi

Spies of MississippiLoading Enter the chilling world of anti-civil rights espionage. The film reveals in shocking detail the state of Mississippi's effort to undermine the civil rights movement using a vast network of spies. Their identities will be shocking. Whites and Blacks spied for Old Dixie. And the Sovereignty Commission would stop at nothing, even murder, to retain the 'Mississippi way of life.'
Director
Dawn Porter; Dawn O'Porter
Release Date
2013
Run Time
53 min.
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DVDBlu-Ray
2014

Tim's Vermeer

Tim's VermeerLoading Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did seventeenth century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning ten years, his adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, to the north coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.
Director
Teller
Release Date
2014
Run Time
80 min.
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DVD
2012
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DVD20616

Last call at the oasis

Last call at the oasisLoading Examines threats to the world water supply, such as pollution and shortage, and proposes that measures be taken to protect it. Features commentary by various experts.
Director
Jessica Yu
Release Date
2011
Run Time
105 min.
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DVD
2009
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DVD20752

The first of the few : a.k.a., Spitfire

The first of the fewLoading The story of the design and building of the Spitfire, the plane that saved Britain from the Nazis. Based on the life of R.J. Mitchell, the British engineer who developed the powerful air fighting machine. The final scenes contain actual combat footage between the British and the Nazis.
Director
Leslie Howard
Release Date
1942
Run Time
140 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD20594

God loves Uganda

God loves UgandaLoading Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these draconian new laws and the politicians that peddle them are winning over the Ugandan public. But these dangerous policies and the money that fuels them are coming from American's largest megachurches.
Director
Roger Ross Williams
Release Date
2013
Run Time
83 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD20583

Deceptive practice : the mysteries and mentors of Ricky Jay

Deceptive practiceLoading Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor, as well as a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. Trace Jay's achievements and influences, from his apprenticeship at age four with his grandfather, to such now-forgotten legends as Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini and his primary mentors, Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller. Featuring rare footage from his 1970s TV appearances, this is a remarkable journey inside the secretive world of magic.
Director
Molly Bernstein
Release Date
2012
Run Time
88 min.
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DVD
2008
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DVD20582

Breaking the Maya code

Breaking the Maya codeLoading The story of the 200-year struggle to unlock the secrets of the Mayan hieroglyphs. This detective story is filled with false leads, rivalries and colliding personalities. It takes us around the world in an effort to reveal the hieroglyphs' secrets.
Director
David Lebrun
Release Date
2008
Run Time
116 min.
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DVD
2005
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DVD Malari

Malaria : fever wars

MalariaLoading "Malaria: Fever Wars" highlights man's interminable fight against malaria, a disease which kills millions every year, and which is continuing to worsen. It delivers an up to date account of the global malaria situation from the perspectives of a few heroic individuals, each fighting their own very different battles against the disease."--PBS's website.
Director
Kevin Hull
Release Date
2005
Run Time
120 min.
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DVD
2008
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DVD Sea

Sea monsters : a prehistoric adventure

Sea monstersLoading Journey 80 million years back in time to an age when an astonishing assortment of creatures swam the prehistoric oceans. Computer animation, interwoven with ground-breaking fossil finds, recreates the lives of marine reptiles and predators.
Director
Sean McLeod Phillips
Release Date
2008
Run Time
40 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD Rape

Rape in the fields

Rape in the fieldsLoading Investigates the hidden problem of sexual assault routinely inflicted upon female migrant laborers working in America's fields and packing plants.
Director
Andrés Cediel
Release Date
2013
Run Time
60 min.
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DVD
2013

Hunting the nightmare bacteria

Hunting the nightmare bacteriaLoading Frontline reporter David Hoffman investigates the alarming rise in hospitals, communities, and across the globe of untreatable infections. Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies have abandoned the development of new antibiotics. Without swift action, the miracle age of antibiotics could be coming to an end.
Director
Rick Young
Release Date
2013
Run Time
60 min.
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DVD
2014

TB, silent killer

TB, silent killerLoading With more than eight million new infections every year, virulent new drug-resistant strains emerging faster than ever, and outbreaks across the world, tuberculosis has become the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease on the planet. Jezza Neumann travels to Swaziland, the country with the world's highest incidence of TB, to deliver this unforgettable portrait of the people living at the pandemic's epicenter.
Release Date
2014
Run Time
90 min.
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DVD
2008

Encounters at the end of the world

Encounters at the end of the worldLoading Filmmaker Werner Herzog examines life in Antarctica, focusing especially on the stories of the "professional dreamers" who reside there.
Director
Werner Herzog
Release Date
2007
Run Time
101 min.
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DVD
2008
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DVD How

How the earth was made

How the earth was madeLoading Examines the origin and geological evolution of the earth, focusing on the various cataclysmic transformations that occurred through time.
Director
Peter Chin
Release Date
2008
Run Time
94 min.
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18.
DVD
2012

Miss representation

Miss representationLoading Discusses ways in which the media openly degrades women. Features commentary from many influential women in media and politics.
Director
Jenifer Siebel Newsom
Release Date
2011
Run Time
88 min.
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DVD
2003
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DVD Silver

Silverlake life : the view from here

Silverlake lifeLoading An extraordinary video diary of living with AIDS. Told with guts and humor by longtime companions Tom Joslin and Mark Massi, this powerful documentary celebrates the human spirit while capturing the emotional challenges of living with a fatal illness.
Director
Tom Joslin; Peter Friedman
Release Date
1993
Run Time
99 min.
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DVD
2007
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DVD Surviv

Surviving AIDS

Surviving AIDSLoading Bob Massie has survived with AIDS since 1978 without the help of drugs. What immunologists, physicians, molecular biologists and courageous patients are learning will help achieve the ultimate goal: every AIDS patient a long-term survivor.
Director
Elizabeth Arledge
Release Date
1999
Run Time
55 min.
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