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DVD
2004
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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
2014
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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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DVD
1998
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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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DVDOnline
2012
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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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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
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
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
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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DVD
2015

Cancer : the emperor of all maladies

CancerLoading Presents a history of cancer, from ancient times to the present day. Includes stories of contemporary patients and examines the latest scientific research which might indicate that we are on the brink of a lasting cure.
Director
Jack Youngelson; Barak Goodman
Release Date
2015
Run Time
344 min.
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DVD
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
2008
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DVD17644

I never promised you a rose garden : a portrait of David Toop through his records collection

I never promised you a rose gardenLoading The filmmakers visited David Toop in his home in the northern part of London, and listened to music for several days. The film asks: Does music have any limits? What is music?
Release Date
2008
Run Time
96 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
2007
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DVD17586

Magnificent obsession : Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings and legacy in Japan = Idai naru obusesshon : Furanku Roido Raito kenchiku to Nihon

Magnificent obsessionLoading Looks at the six years that American architect Frank Lloyd Wright spent in Japan seeking refuge from public condemnation at home. Shows Wright's fascination with Japan and the influence of Japanese aesthetics on his work. Examines his work on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, an enormous commission that helped turn his career around, as well as other buildings that he designed and built in Japan, including several houses and a school. Also explores Wright's influence on Japan and the careers and work of his Japanese apprentices and emulators.
Director
Karen Severns; Koichi Mori
Release Date
2005
Run Time
126 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD17587

The Loving story

The Loving storyLoading On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage.
Director
Nancy Buirski
Release Date
2011
Run Time
77 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
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
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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