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Unafraid "Four rape survivors and two pioneering feminists share their stories of trauma, resilience, and activism. In her directorial debut, Karin Venegas highlight the work of two unsung heroes in the movement for victims' rights at the height of 1970s feminism and the Women's Movement. A deeply personal documentary, unafraid provides an intimate exploration of rape trauma and the obstacles victims face to recovery. From breaking victim's silence to the revolutionary invention of the rape kit, this powerful documentary explores the impact of rape and the capacity of ordinary individuals to effect change."
KLAUS DVD #1732
Glen Campbell They thought it would last five weeks. Instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a "Goodbye Tour".
Citizenfour With unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows award winning director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.
Transitions This provocative film by Blackfeet producers explores the relationship between language, thought, culture, and examines the impact of language loss in Native American communities. The film chronicles the disappearance of the Blackfeet tribal language during the years of 1890-1990, with analysis of why the Mother tongue was destroyed. The film points out the tremendous loss that is only now beginning to be realized, not only by tribal members, but also by the society around them. The film also illustrates the commonality of language loss amongst Indian Tribes and other ethnic groups in America.
2 oder 3 Dinge, die ich von ihm weiß "Family drama and historical truth collide in this film about the painful legacy cast by Hanns Ludin, a prominent Nazi executed for war crimes in 1947. In this astonishing documentary, Hanns Ludin's son, filmmaker Malte Ludin, breaks sixty years of silence and repression, investigating his father's dark deeds and interviewing his still-denying sisters. The film is an intimate look at the descendants of a Nazi perpetrator, most of whom refuse to accept the history of their family and of Nazi Germany more generally"--National Center for Jewish Film.
National Gallery "Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. The film includes shots of 255 of the Gallery's paintings and portrays the day-to-day work of curators, conservators, art handlers ... National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings"--Container.
American denial "In 1938, Swedish researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal plunges into America's Jim Crow South. His resulting study, An American dilemma (1944), poses a profoundly unsettling question: How can a people devoted to the American creed of equality, justice and opportunity for all continue to erect obstacles to those ends based on race? Through Myrdal's story and contemporary racial dynamics, the film explores how denial, cognitive dissonance, and implicit bias persist and shape all of our lives"--From container.
D.W. Griffith In this acclaimed three-part documentary, celebrated film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill tell the proud, sad story of D.W. Griffith. The man who first brought artistry and ambition to the movies, and then, having dragged a reluctant American film industry to international prominence, found it had no more use for him. Includes interviews with people who worked with him, his family and extracts of his work.
The salt of the earth For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus.
Tales from the organ trade Every 60 minutes a human organ is sold illicitly. Can you put yourself in the place of a buyer? A seller? What would you do if your life depended on it? This riveting, gritty, and unflinching film explores the shadowy life and death world of international black market organ trafficking, delving deeply into the legal, and ethical issues that swirl around its center, its fringes, and its darkest depths. Street-level brokers, rogue surgeons, exploitation and salvation of the rich and the impoverished -- it's an infernal drama of endless moral complexity, which this film captures with an incredibly nimble grace, compassion, and even-handedness. Filmed in Manila, Istanbul, Kosovo, Tel Aviv and Moldova among other places.
Beyond clueless "On one level, High School movies all share the same themes: fitting in, making the grade and getting laid. But buried deeper in these guilty pleasures are certain truths we choose to ignore. Join director Charlie Lyne as he scours through our most beloved teen films, shedding new light on the treacherous terrain that is High School." -- The Film Sales Company website.
Foolish wives 1st film: A rich woman and an adventurer posing as a nobleman meet & have an affair in the South of France., 2nd film: Gives an exciting look at the bizarre career of Erich Von Stroheim. Director Patrick Montgomery gives life to the legend and excerpts for Blind Husbands, Foolish Wives and many others give a better understanding to von Stroheim's career. In addition, the program gives a detailed study of a creative genius whose perverse aberrations regarding women, art, and finances made him a Hollywood outcast.
The Topdog diaries 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.
Margaret Mead Margaret Mead became a world-renowned anthropologist through her studies of children and families. This comprehensive documentary chronicles Mead's life and career as a humanist, scholar and scientist, and her qualities as a researcher, thinker, teacher, friend, wife and mother.
India's daughter "The powerful story of the 2012, brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus of a 23 year old medical student, who later died from her injuries. BAFTA winning filmmaker Leslee Udwin, herself a victim of rape, went to India inspired by the protests against sexual assault. With an all Indian crew, Udwin got exclusive, first time on camera interviews with the rapists and defense attorney. An impassioned plea for change, India's daughter pays tribute to a remarkable and inspiring young woman and explores the compelling human stories behind the incident and the political ramifications throughout India"--Distributor website.
Black, bold & beautiful 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 [...]