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2013
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Tales from the organ trade

Tales from the organ tradeLoading 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.
Director
Ric Esther Bienstock
Release Date
2013
Run Time
82 min.
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DVD
2011
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Pipe dreams

Pipe dreamsLoading "Across the heartland of America, farmers and landowners are fighting to protect their land, their water, and their livelihood in what has become the most controversial environmental battle in the U.S. today: The Keystone XL Pipeline. Routed from Hardisty, Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, this tar sands pipeline is set to cross the country's largest freshwater resource, the Ogallala Aquifer, and the fragile Sandhills of Nebraska, posing devastating consequences to human health, livestock, and agriculture." -- Container.
Director
Leslie Iwerks
Release Date
2011
Run Time
39 min.
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2015
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Beyond clueless

Beyond cluelessLoading "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.
Director
Charlie Lyne
Release Date
2014
Run Time
90 min.
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2013
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The silver mirror

The silver mirrorLoading "The world's leading experts discuss aging and the breakthrough possibilities of an extended life-span." -- Container.
Director
Ali Habashi
Release Date
2013
Run Time
91 min.
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2000
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White shamans, plastic medicine men

White shamans, plastic medicine menLoading Explores the popularization and commercialization of Native American spiritual traditions.
Release Date
1995
Run Time
26 min.
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DVD
2004
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Las cajas españolas : The Spanish crates

Las cajas españolasLoading Documents the heroic efforts to safeguard Spain's artistic heritage during the Spanish Civil War. The republican government established the Junta de Defensa del Tesoro Artistica during the early days of social upheaval in 1936, later succeeded by an international committee. Some 1,868 crates were eventually evacuated to safety, including much of the contents of the Prado Museum and the National Archeological Museum. The story of the massive undertaking was suppressed during the Franco regime but happily preserved in the extensive historical footage assembled here.
Director
Alberto Porlan
Release Date
2004
Run Time
97 min.
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2004
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DVD17715

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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2015
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DVD17714

India's daughter : the story of Jyoti Singh

India's daughterLoading "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.
Director
Leslee Udwin
Release Date
2015
Run Time
62 min.
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DVD
1998
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DVD17738

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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DVD
2014
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DVD17752

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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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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DVD In

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
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
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
2014
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DVD17710

She's beautiful when she's angry

She's beautiful when she's angryLoading "An essential documentary about the birth of the women's liberation movement. Beginning in the late 1960s, featuring never-seen before archival footage and new interviews She's beautiful when she's angry tells the story of one of the most important social movements of the 20th century, bringing to light the efforts of lesser-known activists, including the Boston authors of Our bodies, ourselves, the Chicago Women's Liberation Union, and grassroots organizations across the country who played a pivotal role in the struggle"--Container.
Director
Mary Dore
Release Date
2014
Run Time
92 min.
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DVD
2014
DVD21076

Le Cousin Jules : Cousin Jules

Le Cousin JulesLoading A lost masterpiece of cinema, now restored and available for the first time in years. An ode to rural France and the simple joys of life, Dominique Benicheti captures the daily routine and rituals of his cousin Jules, a blacksmith, living with his wife, Felice, on a small farm in the French countryside.
Director
Dominique Benicheti
Release Date
1973
Run Time
91 min.
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DVD
2011
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DVD17712

Spain in crisis : a collective response

Spain in crisisLoading "The DVD compilation includes: Spanish Revolution?.... a series of shorts made by prominent Spanish audiovisual artists, who attempt to observe, analyze, and understand a society weakened by the political and financial crisis... 15M. Excellent.A Wake-up Call. Important ... On May 15th, 2011, tens of thousands of citizens occupied streets and squares in Spain for what was going to be the beginning of the biggest social change in Spanish society. This feature documentary offers a complex portrait of a movement whose affects can be seen throughout the world, most notably in the USA's own Occupy Wall Street."--Container.
Director
David Varela; Flavio G. García; Isaki Lacuestra; Stéphane M. Grueso; Isaki Lacuesta
Release Date
2011
Run Time
97 min.
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DVD
2015
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DVD17729

Au bord du monde

Au bord du mondeLoading Paris, at night. This is where Jeni, Wenceslas, Christine, Pascal and the others live. Homeless, they haunt the streets and bridges, and corridors of the metro ; on the edge of a world where society no longer offers protection. They face us and they talk." -- IMDb.
Director
Claus Drexel
Release Date
2013
Run Time
100 min.
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