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DVD
2013
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DVD Jake

Jake Shimabukuro : life on four strings

Jake ShimabukuroLoading Follows Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on a nine-month tour throughout the U.S. and Japan. The documentary was filmed at concert halls, elementary schools, senior care centers, and in Sendai, the small town in Japan that was ravaged by the March 2011 tsunami. Home video footage, family photos, and interviews with family and friends also document Jake's rise to international fame.
Director
Tadashi Nakamura
Release Date
2012
Run Time
56 min.
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DVD
2014
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KLAUS DVD #1526

Casting by

Casting byLoading This film places the spotlight on one of filmmaking's unsung heroes, casting director Marion Dougherty, and takes viewers on a journey through 50 years of Hollywood history from an entirely new perspective. Relying on her exquisite taste and gut instincts, Dougherty helped usher in the 'New Hollywood' with movies like Midnight Cowboy, The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, and Bonnie and Clyde.
Director
Tom Donahue
Release Date
2012
Run Time
89 min.
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DVD
1999
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Performing the border

Performing the borderLoading "Set in Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations assemble equipment across the border from El Paso, Texas, this work investigates the growing impact of the global economy on Mexican women who live and work in the area. The video explores the sexualization of the border through labor division, prostitution, the expression of female desires in the entertainment industry, and sexual violence in the public sphere..."--Container.
Director
Ursula Biemann
Release Date
1999
Run Time
42 min.
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DVD
2013
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Homegoings

HomegoingsLoading "Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in Harlem and the rural South, [the film] takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history, and celebration. It reveals the special status of undertakers in the community; borne out of their permanence, their economic stability, and the necessities of the segregation period. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, the film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones 'home'"--Container.
Director
Christine Turner
Release Date
2013
Run Time
57 min.
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DVD
2005
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La vie est immense et pleine de dangers

La vie est immense et pleine de dangersLoading Cédric is a child like millions of others. The only difference is that the little boy is seriously ill and must spend six months in a hospital. Fortunately, the medical staff are well aware that Cédric, like other kids named Steve or Dolores, must - above all else - live his child's life.
Director
Denis Gheerbrant
Release Date
1994
Run Time
80 min.
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DVD
2014
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KLAUS DVD #1518

The hornet's nest

The hornet's nestLoading The Hornet's Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of elite groups of U.S. soldiers and Marines sent on dangerous missions deep inside some of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys. The film culminates with what was planned as a single day strike turning into nine intense days of harrowing combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in the country's complex terrain where no foreign troops have ever dared to go before. Two embedded journalists, a father and son, bravely followed the troops through the fiercest and most blood-soaked battlegrounds of the conflict.
Director
Christian Tureaud; David Salzberg; Christian Turead
Release Date
2014
Run Time
97 min.
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2014
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DVD21002

Fire in the blood

Fire in the bloodLoading Fire in the Blood tells the true story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south in the 1990s, leading to the preventable deaths of at least ten million people, and how a remarkable coalition of people came together to stop them. Shot on four continents and featuring contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, and Joseph Stiglitz, the film offers devastating insights into the lethal decision-making process that led to this humanitarian catastrophe. And it shows how, if not for the passion and tactical ingenuity of a group of courageous and relentless activists, millions of more people would have died. The result is a gripping look at corporate greed, government collusion, the [...]
Director
Dylan Mohan Gray
Release Date
2014
Run Time
84 min.
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DVD
2010
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Landslide : a portrait of President Herbert Hoover

LandslideLoading Examines the strengths and weaknesses of a man destined to both win and lose the presidency of the United States in an election landslide. An orphan, Hoover was a self-made millionaire at an early age with a expertise in leadership, crisis management, and humanitarian work. His two terms as Secretary of Commerce left a legacy that impacts Americans' way of life today. Yet, as president, his policy decisions on employment and monetary and fiscal policy still provoke criticism from leaders today.
Director
Chip Duncan
Release Date
2009
Run Time
60 min.
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DVD
2003
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Mimi

MimiLoading A portrait of one of the filmmaker's friends. Mimi Chiola is a strong and emotional person who likes to tell stories.
Director
Claire Simon
Release Date
2003
Run Time
140 min.
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DVD
2014
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Narco cultura

Narco culturaLoading To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become icons, glorified by musicians who praise their fame and success. In this new constituency, they represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by money, drugs, and violence. The film is an explosive look at the drug cartels' pop culture influence on both sides of the border as seen through the eyes of an LA narcocorrido singer and a Juarez crime scene investigator.
Director
Shaul Schwarz
Release Date
2013
Run Time
103 min.
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DVD
2013
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Photo : a history from behind the lens

PhotoLoading From daguerreotypes to DSLRs, the camera has irrevocably changed the way we see the world. The intriguing twelve-episode documentary examines the past, present, and future of photography using clever animations to explain challenging concepts for lay people.
Director
Alain Nahum
Release Date
2013
Run Time
312 min.
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DVD
2001
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Señorita extraviada

Señorita extraviadaLoading This film "unfolds like the unsolved mystery that it examines -- the kidnapping, rape and murder of over 350 young women in Juárez, Mexico ... [T]he film unravels the layers of complicity that have allowed these brutal murders to continue. Relying on what filmmaker Lourdes Portillo comes to see as the most reliable of sources -- the testimonies of the families of the victims -- this film documents a two-year search for the truth in the underbelly of the new global economy"--Container.
Director
Lourdes Portillo
Release Date
2001
Run Time
76 min.
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DVD
2003
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Los rubios : The blonds

Los rubiosLoading Using a combination of fiction and documentary, Albertina Carri traces her parents' disappearance in 1977 during the regime of the Argentine junta.
Director
Albertina Carri
Release Date
2003
Run Time
85 min.
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DVD
2010
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La république Marseille

La république MarseilleLoading A collection of seven documentaries by Denis Gheerbrant between 2008 and 2009 leads us through seven worlds that make up a city and give it the aspect of a republic: the world of dockers, activist workers, women in the garden projects or the inhabitants of an enormous ghetto. In all its nooks and crannies, we will encounter all kinds of people, from an ex-junkie, a boxer, or young women on the brink of life, and the Republic, a main street in the middle of the city.
Director
Denis Gheerbrant
Release Date
2010
Run Time
360 min.
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15.
DVD
2008
DVD Tuberc

Tuberculosis in America : the people's plague

Tuberculosis in AmericaLoading Chronicles a history that has shaped much of our modern public health policy. Examines a disease that is highly curable and almost entirely preventable and yet today has returned to catch our country's health care system off guard.
Director
Diane Garey; Lawrence R. Hott
Release Date
1995
Run Time
114 min.
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DVD
2007
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DVD20975

In pursuit of lost time : a tribute to all the spongedivers

In pursuit of lost timeLoading "This is a documentary about the shipwreck excavations along the Aegean-Mediterranean coasts ... after the discovery of the shipwrecks by the sponge divers of Bodrum. In excavating a shipwreck, underwater archaeologists travel back in time. Preserved in these ships is the knowledge of ancient civilizations and cultures. The Institute of Nautcial Archaeology-INA has fully excavated four shipwrecks in Turkey since the 1960's, including the 3,300 year old Canaanite wreck which was brought to the surface at Uluburun ... The film depicts the passion & adventures of modern underwater archaeologists ..."--Videodisc container.
Director
Özcan Arca
Release Date
1999
Run Time
49 min.
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DVD
2002
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DVD20980

Women in Japan : memories of the past, dreams for the future

Women in JapanLoading Introduces six women of diverse ages, backgrounds, occupations and regions of Japan. Each woman has spent a significant part of her life abroad, speaking new languages and adjusting to new places, and each discusses how her experience abroad has affected her identity and beliefs.
Director
Joanne Herschfield; Jan Bardsley
Release Date
2002
Run Time
52 min.
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DVD
2006
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DVD Buffet

Buffet : all you can eat Las Vegas

BuffetLoading Thanksgiving weekend, Las Vegas: a camera journeys through Sin City's all-you can-eat buffets and finds a kaleidoscope of characters behind the food--from tireless chefs preparing gargantuan bowls of ambrosia, to servers who bus endless plates, to hungry diners in search of a culinary jackpot and a portion of the American dream. All You Can Eat Las Vegas brings the happiness and the sadness of the buffet to light, taking the audience on a wild gastronomic voyage behind the scenes of an all-American binge ritual. Buffet follows the food: from kitchen to cornucopia, table to mouth, waste bin to local farm where 6,000 eager pigs feast on buffet leftovers. All along the consumption chain, a diverse cast of characters share their desires, their weaknesses, their pleasures, and their shame [...]
Director
Natasha Schull; Hillevi Zazel Loven
Release Date
2006
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DVD
1965
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DVD Obedie

Obedience

ObedienceLoading Presents an experiment conducted during May 1962 at the Yale University Interaction Laboratory on obedience to authority. Describes both obedient and defiant reactions of subjects who are instructed to administer electric shocks of increasing severity to another person.
Release Date
1965
Run Time
45 min.
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1988
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DVD Quiet

Quiet rage : the Stanford prison experiment

Quiet rageLoading The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted at Stanford University from August 14-20, 1971, by a team of researchers led by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo.
Director
Ken Musen
Release Date
1988
Run Time
52 min.
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