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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
2014
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DVD21002

Fire in the blood

Fire in the bloodLoading Fire in the Blood tells the true story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south in the 1990s, leading to the preventable deaths of at least ten million people, and how a remarkable coalition of people came together to stop them. Shot on four continents and featuring contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, and Joseph Stiglitz, the film offers devastating insights into the lethal decision-making process that led to this humanitarian catastrophe. And it shows how, if not for the passion and tactical ingenuity of a group of courageous and relentless activists, millions of more people would have died. The result is a gripping look at corporate greed, government collusion, the [...]
Director
Dylan Mohan Gray
Release Date
2014
Run Time
84 min.
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2010
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DVD

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
2013
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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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DVD
2001
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DVD

Señorita extraviada

Señorita extraviadaLoading This film "unfolds like the unsolved mystery that it examines -- the kidnapping, rape and murder of over 350 young women in Juárez, Mexico ... [T]he film unravels the layers of complicity that have allowed these brutal murders to continue. Relying on what filmmaker Lourdes Portillo comes to see as the most reliable of sources -- the testimonies of the families of the victims -- this film documents a two-year search for the truth in the underbelly of the new global economy"--Container.
Director
Lourdes Portillo
Release Date
2001
Run Time
76 min.
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2007
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The noble struggle

The noble struggleLoading A fascinating and powerful portrait of an African American Muslim woman, Amina Wadud, who found herself the subject of debate and Muslim juristic discourse when her actions caused global awareness of the struggle for women's rights within Islam.
Director
Elli Safari
Release Date
2006
Run Time
29 min.
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DVD
2011
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An idiot abroad

An idiot abroadLoading In this hilarious series, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, co-creators of The Office and Extras, send their friend Karl Pilkington around the world. Karl thinks he's visiting the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World but along the way the 'Little Englander' must endure camel rides, jungle treks, tribal customs, and local oddballs while dining on toads and testicles, and searching for a clean bathroom.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
347 min.
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DVD
2008
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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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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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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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DVD
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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DVD
2013
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DVD20956

Sur le chemin de l'école

Sur le chemin de l'écoleLoading Follows four children who live in four corners of the globe but share the same desire to learn. They understand that only education will allow them to better their lives, and for that reason, each day, they embark on high-risk journeys that will lead them to knowledge.
Director
Pascal Plisson; Pascal Pillon
Release Date
2013
Run Time
74 min.
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DVD
2013

Call me Kuchu

Call me KuchuLoading In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato, Uganda's first openly gay man, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo work against the clock to defeat state-sanctioned homophobia. But one year into filming and just three weeks after a landmark legal victory, David is brutally murdered. This depicts the last year in the life of a courageous man whose wisdom, achievements and memory has inspired a new generation of human rights advocates.
Director
Katherine Fairfax Wright; Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Release Date
2012
Run Time
87 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD Specie

Speciesism, the movie

Speciesism, the movieLoading Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic "manure lagoons" and coming face-to-face with their owners.
Director
Mark Devries
Release Date
2013
Run Time
94 min.
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DVD
2010
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DVD Canary

The canary effect : kill the Indian, save the man

The canary effectLoading "Follows the terrifying and horrific abuses instilled upon the indigenous people of North America, and details the genocidal practices of the US government and its continuing affects on present day Indian country"--Container.
Director
Robin Davey; Yellow Thunder Woman
Release Date
2010
Run Time
65 min.
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Computer MediaDVD
2011
DVD Time

A time for justice : America's civil rights movement

A time for justiceLoading Depicts African-Americans' struggle for civil rights in the South, recalling the crises in Montgomery, Little Rock, Birmingham, and Selma and reveals the heroism of the individuals involved. A Time for Justice was directed by the late Charles Guggenheim, a four time Oscar winner. In the film, the voices of activists trace major events of the civil rights movement, from the death of Emmett Till in 1955 to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Grace Guggenheim, the director's daughter, oversaw the restoration of the film, which won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. It was the first Teaching Tolerance film to win an Oscar. - from publisher.
Director
Charles Guggenheim
Release Date
1992
Run Time
38 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD Feedin

Feeding frenzy : the food industry, marketing, and the creation of a health crisis

Feeding frenzyLoading Looks at the food industry's practice of putting high calorie products of low nutritional value on the market, and the marketing campaigns it employs to promote these products.
Director
Kate Geis
Release Date
2013
Run Time
63 min.
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2013
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DVD20747

At Berkeley

At BerkeleyLoading The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. The film, At Berkeley, shows the major aspects of university life, its intellectual and social mission, its obligation to the state and to larger ideas of higher education, as well as illustrates how decisions are made and implemented by the administration in collaboration with its various constituencies.
Director
Frederick Wiseman
Release Date
2013
Run Time
244 min.
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