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DVD
2001
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DVD Baraka 2001

Baraka

BarakaLoading Shot in 24 countries on six continents, this film, without narration or dialogue, presents a visual spectacle emphasing religious ritual as well as addressing the human condition and the idea of humanity vis-à-vis nature., Shot in 24 countries on six continents, this film, without narration or dialogue, presents a world-wide odyssey to capture the images which would tell the story of the earth's evolution and of human diversity, interconnectedness and impact on the surrounding world.
Director
Ron Fricke
Release Date
1992
Run Time
97 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD

TB : return of the plague

TBLoading "A deadly airborne disease is making a dramatic comeback, passed on by a cough or sneeze, TB is travelling fast. Multi drug resistant mutations are starting to appear in London, but this film takes us to Swaziland, where TB is already officially a national emergency. In this gripping account we witness victims from two-families battling with the crippling effects of MDR-TB over the course of a year. A tragic, yet heart-warming account documenting the value of human life, love and family." -- Container.
Director
Jezza Neumann
Release Date
2014
Run Time
90 min.
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BookDVD
2014
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QH195.M6 W55 2014

A window on eternity : a biologist's walk through Gorongosa National Park

A window on eternityLoading "E.O. Wilson, one of the most celebrated scientists in the United States, shows why biodiversity is vital to the future of Earth and to our own species through the story of an African national park that may be the most diverse place on earth, in a gorgeously illustrated book"--, "The remarkable story of how one of the most biologically diverse habitats in the world was destroyed, restored, and continues to evolve--with stunning, full-color photographs by two of the world's best wildlife photographers. In 1976, Gorongosa National Park was the premier park in Mozambique, boasting one of the densest wildlife populations in all of Africa. Across 1,500 square miles of lush green floodplains, thick palm forests, swampy lakes, and vast plains roamed creatures great and small, from herds of [...]
Author
Wilson, Edward O.
Release Date
2014
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DVD
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DVD20499

Crossfire hurricane

Crossfire hurricaneLoading "[T]ells the story of the Rolling Stones' unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early sixties to their undisputed status as rock royalty. All of the Rolling Stones have been newly interviewed and their words form the narrative arc that links together the archive footage of performances, news coverage and interviews, much of it previously unseen ... [and] gives the viewer an intimate insight into exactly what it's like to be part of the Rolling Stones as they overcome denunciation, drugs, dissensions and death to become the definitive survivors"--Container.
Director
Brett Morgen
Release Date
2012
Run Time
147 min.
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DVD
2014
TV DOCU Untold booklet, disc 1, disc 2, disc 3, disc 4

The untold history of the United States

The untold history of the United StatesLoading Twelve-chapter documentary series, created and executive produced by Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone. Do Americans really know and understand the country's shared and complicated history? How are the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America's past recalled? Will children actually get the whole story from reading history books? And how will it affect the future of the country?
Director
Oliver Stone
Release Date
2014
Run Time
796 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD20498

Happy people : a year in the Taiga

Happy peopleLoading A stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There's no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions.
Director
Dmitry Vasyukov; Werner Herzog; Dimitry Vasyukov
Release Date
2010
Run Time
94 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD20494

Gringo trails

Gringo trailsLoading A timely documentary that raises urgent questions about how we travel and the unintended cultural and environmental consequences of tourism around the globe. Gringo Trails follows well-worn travelers' routes through Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan. The film reveals the complex relationships between colliding cultures, such as the host countries' need for financial security and the tourists who provide it in their quest for authentic experiences. Through the stories of both travelers and locals, the film explores the dramatic impact of travel and tourism around the world over the past 30 years, highlighting the cases of the Amazon Tuichi River and Uyuni (Bolivia), Ko Phangan (Thailand), Timbuktu (Mali) and Bhutan.
Director
Pegi Vail; Melvin Estrella
Release Date
2013
Run Time
79 min.
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DVD
2011
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DVD16124

Miss representation

Miss representationLoading Explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions in America and challenges the media's limiting and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for the average girl to see herself as powerful.
Director
Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Release Date
2011
Run Time
90 min.
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DVD
2009
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DVD Sex

Sex, lies & gender

Sex, lies & genderLoading Profiles three gender variant individuals: a former soldier who is intersex ; a seven-year-old child born with male sex organs who has identified as a girl almost since birth ; and a hijra, or transgender person in India. Examines the science of gender, how doctors and parents deal with gender decisions, and traditional and controversial therapies.
Director
David Elisco
Release Date
2009
Run Time
50 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD20496

School's out : lessons from a forest kindergarten

School's outLoading "In the Swiss town of Langnau am Albis, children ages 4-7 go to kindergarten in the forest every day, rain or shine, snow or sleet. As kindergarten around the world becomes more and more academic, this powerful documentary film explores the development of social and cognitive skills through outdoor play and the magic of children's creativity in nature. School's out will remind you of what childhood is all about."--Container.
Director
Lisa Molomot
Release Date
2013
Run Time
36 min.
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DVDOnline
2013
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DVD20479

The Stuart Hall Project

The Stuart Hall ProjectLoading "A founding figure of contemporary cultural studies--and one of the most inspiring voices of the post-war Left--Stuart Hall's resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual life commenced soon after he emigrated from Jamaica in 1951. Combining extensive archival imagery--television excerpts, home movies, family photos--with specially filmed material and a personally mixed Miles Davis soundtrack, Akomfrah's filmmaking approach matches the agility of Hall's intellect, its intimate play with memory, identity and scholarly impulse traversing the changing historical landscape of the second half of the 20th century."--BFI website.
Director
John Akomfrah
Release Date
2013
Run Time
95 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD20477

The human scale

The human scaleLoading On estimate, 50 % of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness, and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why?
Director
Andreas M. Dalsgaard
Release Date
2012
Run Time
77 min.
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DVD
2012
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DVD20481

Jesus & Buddha : practicing across traditions

Director
John Ankele; Anne Macksoud
Release Date
2012
Run Time
44 min.
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DVD
2010
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DVD Small

A small act

A small actLoading When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity, he starts a scholarship program of his own and names it for his former benefactor. The top students in Mukubu primary school are in the exact same situation as Chris once was. They are bright, but can't afford to pay school fees. With the creation of Chris' fund, these students have new hope. But the program is small; how many will qualify for a scholarship? Using a strong narrative, the film interweaves seemingly separate lives into a cohesive whole. With clarity and [...]
Director
Jennifer Arnold
Release Date
2010
Run Time
88 min.
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DVD
2008
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DVD Milkin

Milking the rhino

Milking the rhinoLoading Chronicles the forgotten element of most nature documentaries of Africa--the villagers who live there and must deal with the dangers and costs associated with living with the wildlife.
Director
David E. Simpson
Release Date
2008
Run Time
83 min.
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16.
DVD
2014
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KLAUS DVD #1463

Cutie and the boxer

Cutie and the boxerLoading In New York City in 1969, nineteen-year-old art student Noriko fell in love with 41-year-old avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara and put her career on hold to marry and support this rising star of the Manhattan art world. But 40 years later and still struggling, Ushio remains consumed with reinforcing his legacy via his 'boxing' paintings, while Noriko is now finding her own creative voice through a series of drawings.
Director
Zachary Heinzerling
Release Date
2013
Run Time
82 min.
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DVD
2008
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DVD Taken

Taken for a ride

Taken for a rideLoading Film follows the trail of the demise of public transportation and the rise of the automobile in the United States.
Director
Jim Klein
Release Date
1996
Run Time
55 min.
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18.
DVD
2014

The Armstrong lie

The Armstrong lieLoading In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession.
Director
Alex Gibney
Release Date
2013
Run Time
124 min.
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DVD
2008
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DVD16402

Wild combination : a portrait of Arthur Russell

Wild combinationLoading Portrait of avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Includes archival footage and commentary from his family, friends, and collaborators, including Philip Glass, Allen Ginsberg, and others.
Director
Matt Wolf
Release Date
2008
Run Time
71 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD20480

CLAW : the collective of lady arm wrestlers

CLAWLoading It's part theatrical, part sports and all crazy fun for a good cause. Ladies arm wrestle in character with all the proceeds going to support local charities. It all started in Charlottesville, VA in 2008 but has quickly spread across the country like wildfire. It's definitely not your mothers kind of charity work!
Director
Billy Hunt III; Brian Wimer
Release Date
2012
Run Time
96 min.
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