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DVD Baraka 2001
Baraka 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.
TB "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.
QH195.M6 W55 2014
A window on eternity "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 [...]
Crossfire hurricane "[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.
TV DOCU Untold booklet, disc 1, disc 2, disc 3, disc 4
The untold history of the United States 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?
Happy people 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.
Gringo trails 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.
Miss representation 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.
Sex, lies & gender 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.
School's out "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.
The Stuart Hall Project "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.
A small act 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 [...]
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Cutie and the boxer 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.
CLAW 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!