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2013
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Red obsession

Red obsessionLoading A film about power, passion and the fine wine game. The great chateaux of Bordeaux struggle to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a powerful status symbol in booming China.
Director
Warwick Ross; David Roach
Release Date
2012
Run Time
79 min.
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DVD
2015
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DVD

National Gallery

National GalleryLoading "Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. The film includes shots of 255 of the Gallery's paintings and portrays the day-to-day work of curators, conservators, art handlers ... National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings"--Container.
Director
Frederick Wiseman
Release Date
2014
Run Time
181 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD

American denial

American denialLoading "In 1938, Swedish researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal plunges into America's Jim Crow South. His resulting study, An American dilemma (1944), poses a profoundly unsettling question: How can a people devoted to the American creed of equality, justice and opportunity for all continue to erect obstacles to those ends based on race? Through Myrdal's story and contemporary racial dynamics, the film explores how denial, cognitive dissonance, and implicit bias persist and shape all of our lives"--From container.
Director
Llewellyn Smith; Christine Herbes-Sommers; Kelly Thomson
Release Date
2014
Run Time
56 min.
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DVD
2008
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DVD17828

D.W. Griffith : father of film

D.W. GriffithLoading In this acclaimed three-part documentary, celebrated film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill tell the proud, sad story of D.W. Griffith. The man who first brought artistry and ambition to the movies, and then, having dragged a reluctant American film industry to international prominence, found it had no more use for him. Includes interviews with people who worked with him, his family and extracts of his work.
Release Date
1993
Run Time
156 min.
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DVD
2000
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DVD17769

White shamans, plastic medicine men

White shamans, plastic medicine menLoading Explores the popularization and commercialization of Native American spiritual traditions.
Release Date
1995
Run Time
26 min.
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DVD
2015
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DVD17777

Beyond clueless

Beyond cluelessLoading "On one level, High School movies all share the same themes: fitting in, making the grade and getting laid. But buried deeper in these guilty pleasures are certain truths we choose to ignore. Join director Charlie Lyne as he scours through our most beloved teen films, shedding new light on the treacherous terrain that is High School." -- The Film Sales Company website.
Director
Charlie Lyne
Release Date
2014
Run Time
90 min.
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DVD
2003
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DVD17749

Foolish wives

Foolish wivesLoading 1st film: A rich woman and an adventurer posing as a nobleman meet & have an affair in the South of France., 2nd film: Gives an exciting look at the bizarre career of Erich Von Stroheim. Director Patrick Montgomery gives life to the legend and excerpts for Blind Husbands, Foolish Wives and many others give a better understanding to von Stroheim's career. In addition, the program gives a detailed study of a creative genius whose perverse aberrations regarding women, art, and finances made him a Hollywood outcast.
Director
Erich Von Stroheim; Patrick Montgomery
Release Date
1922
Run Time
221 min.
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DVD
2004
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DVD17715

The Topdog diaries

The Topdog diariesLoading Looks behind the scenes at the development of the Tony-nominated play Topdog/Underdog about the sibling rivalry between two orphaned brothers who choose radically different lives. Includes behind the scenes footage of rehearsals and coverage of Topdog/Underdog in performance. Also examines the career of Suzan-Lori Parks, and provides an inside look at the creative process and the challenges, opportunities and personal milestones that Parks encounters over the two years leading up to the play's production.
Director
Oren Jacoby
Release Date
2002
Run Time
54 min.
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DVD
2010
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DVD17770

Margaret Mead : taking note

Margaret MeadLoading Margaret Mead became a world-renowned anthropologist through her studies of children and families. This comprehensive documentary chronicles Mead's life and career as a humanist, scholar and scientist, and her qualities as a researcher, thinker, teacher, friend, wife and mother.
Director
Ann Peck
Release Date
1981
Run Time
59 min.
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DVD
1998
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DVD17738

Black, bold & beautiful : Black women's hair

Black, bold & beautifulLoading Explores the importance of various hairstyles of African American women and how these styles define the personal identity of each woman., "Afros, braids or corn rows--hairstyles have always carried a social message, and few issues cause as many battles between black parents and their daughters. To 'relax' one's hair into straight tresses or to leave it 'natural' inevitably raises questions of conformity and rebellion, pride and identity. Today, trend-setting teens happily reinvent themselves on a daily basis, while career women strive for the right 'professional' image, and other women go 'natural' as a symbol of comfort in their Blackness. Filmmaker Nadine Valcin meets a diverse group of black women who reveal how their hairstyles relate to their lives and life choices"--Publisher's [...]
Director
Nadine Valcin
Release Date
1998
Run Time
40 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD17752

Finding Fela

Finding FelaLoading Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, a combination of jazz, funk, and Nigerian percussion styles. It was also a political force, a propulsive delivery system of Fela's revolutionary ideas, pitched against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a tilt towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan-Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela's music and message endure today.
Director
Alex Gibney
Release Date
2014
Run Time
120 min.
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DVDOnline
2012
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DVD Day

The day the Mesozoic died

The day the Mesozoic diedLoading "The disappearance of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period posed one of the greatest, long-standing scientific mysteries. This three-act film tells the story of the extraordinary detective work that solved it. ... Representing a rare instance with which many different scientific disciplines--geology, physics, biology, chemistry, paleontology--contributed to a revolutionary theory, the film is intended for students in all science classes"--Container excerpt.
Director
Sarah Holt
Release Date
2012
Run Time
34 min.
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DVD
2012
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DVD Amazin

Amazing Earth collection

Amazing Earth collectionLoading Amazing Earth is a collection of four episodes that will take the viewer on a spectacular journey to places no one has ever seen, and offer experiences that can only be imagined. See the violent upheavals of the Earth's geography, and travel from the highest peaks to the red-hot center of the planet. Crawl into spectacular caves, including terrain on which no human has ever tread. Face the extremes the future could hold, from a vanishing rainforest to the eye of a hurricane.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
215 min.
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DVD
2006
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DVD In

In the path of a killer volcano

In the path of a killer volcanoLoading Program waits with a group of geologists as they monitor the signs from Mount Pinatubo and examines the methods volcanologists use to make their predictions. Then, stick around with the scientists who remain behind when the Philippines' Mount Pinatubo erupts and see astonishing footage of the world's largest volcanic eruption in 80 years.
Director
Rob Whittlesey; Noel Buckner
Release Date
1992
Run Time
54 min.
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DVD
2005
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DVD Krakat

Krakatoa

KrakatoaLoading Using dramatic re-enactment and voice-over narration, this program recounts the 1883 volcanic eruption on the Indonesian Island of Krakatoa, which killed 36,000 people.
Director
Stuart Everett; Jeremy Hall
Release Date
2005
Run Time
87 min.
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DVD
2010
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DVD17707

Franz Boas, 1858-1942

Franz Boas, 1858-1942Loading Profile of the German physicist who was responsible for shaping the course of American anthropology, by bringing discipline and order to a field that had previously dealt in subjective "race classification." Includes reflections and anecdotes by scholars and students, excerpts from journals and letters, and archival photographs. Discusses the Kwakiutl Indians, the principal subjects of Boas' field work.
Director
T.W. Timreck
Release Date
1980
Run Time
59 min.
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DVD
2012
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DVD Banaz

Banaz : a love story

BanazLoading Documentary on the life and death of Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman killed in 2006 in South London on the orders of her family in a so-called honour killing.
Director
Deeyah Khan
Release Date
2012
Run Time
68 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD17710

She's beautiful when she's angry

She's beautiful when she's angryLoading "An essential documentary about the birth of the women's liberation movement. Beginning in the late 1960s, featuring never-seen before archival footage and new interviews She's beautiful when she's angry tells the story of one of the most important social movements of the 20th century, bringing to light the efforts of lesser-known activists, including the Boston authors of Our bodies, ourselves, the Chicago Women's Liberation Union, and grassroots organizations across the country who played a pivotal role in the struggle"--Container.
Director
Mary Dore
Release Date
2014
Run Time
92 min.
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DVD
2005
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DVD17713

Paternal instinct

Paternal instinctLoading For Mark and Erik, a gay couple, and Wen, a prospective surrogate mother, the decision to have a child together starts them on a three-year journey that will transform their lives. Wen is a married computer programmer and a practicing Wiccan who wants to give the gift of parenthood and is willing to be impregnated by both Mark and Erik to give them two children ... but Mark turns out to be "sub-fertile." Their dramatic quest -- through surrogacy negotiations, insemination attempts, fertility challenges and other upheavals -- is rendered with an unusual degree of intimacy and immediacy.
Director
Murray Nossel
Release Date
2004
Run Time
74 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD Not

Not My Life

Not My LifeLoading Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human traficking and modern slavery on a global scale.
Director
Robert Bilheimer; Richard D. Young
Release Date
2013
Run Time
64 min.
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