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The Black Panthers "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. It's an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America." -- Container.
Cowspiracy "Feature-length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it"--Container.
Who owns water "It's a conflict once unthinkable in the deep green South. Three states are locked in battle over the diminishing fresh water that saw Atlanta go from a small town to the largest growing city in the US. Who's in control? It depends on who you talk to. In this stunningly-shot, award-winning documentry film, brothers Michael and David Hanson return to the source of their childhood river and paddle it to the Gulf of Mexico to take you deep into the Water Wars. Everything comes down to one question. whoownswater.org" -- from website
Triana pura y pura "In the 50s the gypsies of Triana, which had been there since the XV century were driven out of the neighborhood negligible economic reasons and dispersed by Andalusia. In 1983, immune to discouragement and marginalization, they would meet for its last big party at the Teatro Lope de Vega in Seville. This joyous film, completely unprecedented, celebrates the end of a "King of the Gypsies" in a single evening of flamenco and joy made ode to a vanished world." -- Film Affinity.
The city dark "The City Dark chronicles the disappearance of darkness. The film follows filmmaker (and amateur astronomer) Ian Cheney who moves to New York City from Maine and discovers an urban sky almost completely devoid of stars. He poses a deceptively simple question, 'What do we lose, when we lose the night?"--Container.
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What we do in the shadows Vladislav, Viago, and Deacon are vampires who live here, among us. They are real vampires; undead, immortal creatures who stalk the night and search for human blood, preferably virgins. Witness the many horrid, abominable aspects of vampire life, such as hunting and feeding, vampire rivalry and fighting with werewolves, as well as normal night to night aspects that make them not so different from us like keeping the flat clean, jobs, shopping, meeting people and trying to fit in.
Neverperfect "How are ideas of beauty influenced by race, history, and geopolitics? With a rich selection of film clips and archival footage, NEVER PERFECT examines the dramatic rise in popularity of cosmetic surgery among Asian-American women ... Follows the complex journey of a young Vietnamese-American woman as she struggles with her decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure known as double-eyelid surgery"--Container.
Cartel land In the Mexican state of Michoacá́n Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley, Tim "Nailer" Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico's drug wars from seeping across our border.
Birth of a nation, 4/29/1992 "After criminal charges were dropped against four Los Angeles police officers accused in the brutal beating of Rodney King, L.A. erupted. This video offers a rare view of the rebellion that began within minutes of the verdict. It is a view from the street, shot at the epicenter of the rebellion where residents express their outrage, businesses burn, and neighbors are depicted as criminals on the nightly news; gangs call a city-wide truce while local rappers become prophets. With the hand-held immediacy of combat coverage, the video follows events over several days, shows conditions leading up to the verdict, the rebellion, and ultimately the arrest of black youth accused of rioting and violence as the chief of police and news cameras look on."
This changes everything "Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein's narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something rad [...]
Sacred journeys with Bruce Feiler Retraces some of the world's most ancient, meaningful and challenging religious pilgrimages. Viewers travel alongisde contemporary seekers as they explore breathaking locations, fascinating history, and ancient religious traditions.
Going clear "... [A] look inside the controversial religion from Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney. The film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, exploring the psychological impact of blind faith, how the church attracts new followers and keeps hold of its A-list celebrity devotees."--Container.
Changing our minds Examines the life and personal views of Dr. Evelyn Hooker, a psychologist who has spent her life researching the causes of homosexual behavior.
When African Americans came to Paris "This series of short videos by award-winning documentarian Joanne Burke brings to life the pioneering years of the African American presence in Paris. Each video reveals how France, and Paris in particular, became their bridge from a racially segregated USA to the greater world"--Container.
Bearden plays Bearden Study of artist Romare Bearden and how his southern roots and years in Harlem have influenced his paintings and collages. In depicting, through his paintings, the black experience in America, he has been compared to such blues/jazz artists as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington.