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2014
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KLAUS DVD #1668

Kids for cash

Kids for cashLoading Examines the "kids for cash" scandal, in which two Luzerne County, Pennsylvania judges had set up a system by which they would end up receiving $2.6 million from privately-owned juvenile detention centers for convicting more than 3,000 youths for mostly minor offenses.
Director
Robert May
Release Date
2013
Run Time
102 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD Gaslan

Gasland. Part II

GaslandLoading A sequel to the documentary Gasland, Gasland, Part II continues filmmaker Josh Fox's exploration of the dangers of the process of natural gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as "fracking", chronicling the spread of the practice further in the U.S. as well as in 32 countries worldwide.
Director
Josh Fox
Release Date
2013
Run Time
125 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD17658

Time as money : a documentary film about time banking

Time as moneyLoading "From small town neighborhoods to cities, the shift in the economy and continued financial struggles is having an adverse effect on communities and creating devastating isolation for its inhabitants. As a result, time banks begin to form encouraging members to repair and rebuild their community without cash. But, new time bankers must adapt to a new system without money in order to keep their neighborhoods strong and flourishing." -- Container.
Director
Lenore E. Eklund
Release Date
2014
Run Time
71 min.
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DVD
2009
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DVD Forgot

Forgotten Ellis Island : the extraordinary story of America's immigrant hospital

Forgotten Ellis IslandLoading In the era before antibiotics, tens of thousands of immigrant patients were separated from family, detained in the hospital on Ellis Island, and healed from illness before becoming citizens. 350 babies were born, and ten times that many immigrants died on Ellis Island and were buried in pauper's graves around New York City.
Director
Lorie Conway
Release Date
2009
Run Time
57 min.
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DVD
2003
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DVD Religi

Religions of the world

Religions of the worldLoading History and beliefs of major world religions presented through documentary film, recreations, and specialist explanations.
Director
Stephen Kopels; Gene Smith; J.P. Peach; Candace Corrigan; Joan Geiser; Elizabeth Coker
Release Date
1998
Run Time
300 min.
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DVD
2009
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DVD Darwin

Darwin's dilemma : the mystery of the Cambrian fossil record

Darwin's dilemmaLoading Explores the Cambrian explosion and the scientific controversy that still surrounds it. Where are the missing transitional forms that Darwin's theory requires? Can any undirected evolutionary process explain the origin of animals? Filmed on four continents, this fascinating documentary examines some of the most important fossil discoveries ever made and with them, a mystery deeper than Darwin ever imagined.
Director
Lad Allen
Release Date
2009
Run Time
72 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD17571

Leviathan

LeviathanLoading "A thrilling, immersive documentary that takes viewers deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing. Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast-the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick, the film captures the harsh, unforgiving world of the fishermen in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail"--Container.
Director
Lucien Castaing-Taylor; Véréna Paravel
Release Date
2012
Run Time
87 min.
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DVD
2009
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DVD17570

To save the land and people

To save the land and peopleLoading Discusses the history and impact of strip mining in Kentucky. Focuses on actions by people directly affected by mining on both sides of the question: miners and farmers. Highlights the evolving legislation imposed to control strip mining and enabling newer methods such as "mountain top removal."
Director
Buck Maggard
Release Date
1999
Run Time
58 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD17568

Design as a social act : tales of architectural activism

Design as a social actLoading "This trilogy of films shows how the social upheavals of the 1960s led to the development of social approaches for designing the built environment. This documentary draws on ten oral history interviews with designers and researchers of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning"--Publisher's website.
Director
Ayda Melika; Susanne Cowan
Release Date
2014
Run Time
75 min.
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DVD
2015

Watchers of the sky

Watchers of the skyLoading With his provocative question, 'why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?' Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history. An extraordinary testament to one man's perseverance, this examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide.
Director
Edet Belzberg
Release Date
2014
Run Time
121 min.
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DVD
2015
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DVD17558

Regarding Susan Sontag

Regarding Susan SontagLoading "...[A]n intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. ...[A] towering thinker whose works on photography, war, and illness continue to resonate today"--Container.
Director
Nancy Kates
Release Date
2014
Run Time
100 min.
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DVD
2011
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DVD17529

Fold crumple crush : the art of El Anatsui

Fold crumple crushLoading A powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist. An insider's view of the artist's practice, the ingenious steps and thousands of hours of labor that convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Behind the charming, easy-going artist we meet a man mysterious even to his dearest friends. The film circles around Anatsui -- we see the celebrated artist at the Venice Biennale, in his home town, inside his studio directing a score of assistants.
Director
Susan Vogel; Susan Mullin Vogel
Release Date
2011
Run Time
53 min.
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DVDComputer Media
2014
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DVD06392

Watermark

WatermarkLoading Following their success with Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.
Director
Jennifer Baichwal; Edward Burtynsky
Release Date
2013
Run Time
92 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD17556

Los Angeles plays itself

Los Angeles plays itselfLoading "Thom Andersen's landmark documentary explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown, as seen entirely through the films themselves. From its distinctive neighborhoods to its architectural homes, Los Angeles has been the backdrop to countless movies. Andersen takes viewers on a whirlwind tour through the metropolis' real and cinematic history, investigating the myriad stories and legends that have come to define it, and revealing the real city that lives beneath" --Container.
Director
Thom Andersen
Release Date
2003
Run Time
170 min.
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DVD
2014
DVD17539

Cathedrals of culture

Cathedrals of cultureLoading Six acclaimed filmmakers bring their own visual style and artistic approach to the exploration of six different landmark buildings, showing us how they reflect our culture and guard our collective memory. The buildings featured are the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the National Library of Russia, Halden Prison, the Salk Institute, the Oslo Opera House, the Centre Pompidou.
Director
Wim Wenders; Michael Glawogger; Michael Madsen; Robert Redford; Margreth Olin; Karim Aïnouz
Release Date
2014
Run Time
156 min.
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DVD
2013
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VIDDEO.DVD17483

I learn America

I learn AmericaLoading "In America, nearly one in four students is a child of immigration. At the International High School at Lafayette, a Brooklyn public high school dedicated to newly arrived immigrants from all over the world, five teenagers strive to master English, adapt to families they haven't seen in years, and create a future of their own while coming of age in a new land"--Container.
Director
Jean-Michel Dissard; Gitte Peng
Release Date
2013
Run Time
93 min.
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DVD
2010
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DVD17467

How to die in Oregon

How to die in OregonLoading In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Since then, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. Filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether--and when--to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of the complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.
Director
Peter D. Richardson; Peter Richardson
Release Date
2010
Run Time
107 min.
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DVD
1998
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DVD17474

Treyf

TreyfLoading "Treyf" means "unkosher" in Yiddish and is sometimes used to label people with nontraditional ways of life, such as lesbians. This documentary is by and about two Jewish lesbians in New York who met and fell in love at a Passover seder. The filmmakers examine the impact of their Jewish identities on their lives through personal narration, real and imagined educational films, and imagery. Over the course of the film, they weave their way from New York to Jerusalem in pursuit of a progressive, secular Jewish identity that draws from their childhood reminiscences as much as from their contemporary queer lives.
Director
Alisa Lebow; Cynthia Madansky
Release Date
1998
Run Time
55 min.
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DVD
2014
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KLAUS DVD #1626

Portrait of Jason

Portrait of JasonLoading This portrait of Jason Holliday, a black gay prostitute who dreams of a career as a nightclub performer, is drawn from twelve consecutive hours of filming in a New York City apartment., As he reminisces about his life, Holliday discusses his homosexuality and the gay subcultures in San Francisco and New York. He jokes with the off-screen filmmaker and crew and maintains a sense of humor even as he recalls hustling, heroin addiction, and jail time. Holliday also performs for the camera, impersonating female entertainers and movie personalities such as Mae West, Butterfly McQueen, and Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the wind.
Director
Shirley Clarke
Release Date
1967
Run Time
108 min.
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DVD
2014
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DVD17433

After Tiller

After TillerLoading "AFTER TILLER intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique exploration of one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they've done so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way." - from Oscilloscope Laboratories website.
Director
Martha Shane; Lana Wilson
Release Date
2013
Run Time
88 min.
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