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2011
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Sex + money : a national search for human worth

Sex + moneyLoading "Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth is a feature length documentary that follows a group of journalists as they travel across the United States seeking to understand how the sexual exploitation of children has become the nation's fastest growing form of organized crime and what can be done to stop it"--Container.
Director
Joel Angyal
Release Date
2011
Run Time
92 min.
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2002
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Cuando los espíritus bailan mambo : When the spirits dance mambo

Cuando los espíritus bailan mamboLoading "Filmed primarily in Cuba, this documentary is a tribute to the spiritual energy that traveled from West Africa to Cuba. Tracing the role of sacred African thought and practice in the formation of the Cuban society, culture and popular music"--Container.
Release Date
2002
Run Time
192 min.
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1984
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The fourth stage : a Hindu's quest for release

The fourth stageLoading A prominent Hindu journalist decides whether or not to join the monastery during his retirement., Retired Indian journalist, E.R. Seturam is considering whether to embark on an ancient Hindu quest for self-realization through the fourth stage of life (sannyasa). Film accompanies Seturam as he discusses his possible decision with colleagues, family members, other sannyasins, and holy men throughout India.
Release Date
1984
Run Time
41 min.
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2013
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Miss You Can Do It

Miss You Can Do ItLoading For children with a learning or physical disability, the focus is often on what's wrong. This uplifting HBO Documentary Film chronicles the efforts of Abbey Curran, a former Miss Iowa USA and the first woman with a disability to compete in the Miss USA Pageant, and eight girls with various disabilities as they participate in a pageant.
Director
Ron Davis
Release Date
2013
Run Time
74 min.
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2013
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Les misérables : the history of the world's greatest story

Les misérablesLoading "In this new documentary, the scintillating journey of Victor Hugo's universal story is traced from book to stage to screen with contributions from many who have starred in or helped to create this entertainment phenomenon." -- IMDb
Director
Alan Byron
Release Date
2013
Run Time
54 min.
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2007
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Antony Tudor

Antony TudorLoading Antony Tudor revolutionized ballet by replacing princes and princesses with ordinary people who display universal human emotions. Interspersed with interviews with Tudor and friends and colleagues are excerpts from several of Tudor's works., Limited public performance rights.
Director
Viola Aberlé; Gerd Anderson; Gerd Andersson
Release Date
1985
Run Time
60 min.
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2013
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DVD20498

Happy people : a year in the Taiga

Happy peopleLoading A stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There's no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions.
Director
Dmitry Vasyukov; Werner Herzog; Dimitry Vasyukov
Release Date
2010
Run Time
94 min.
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Crossfire hurricane

Crossfire hurricaneLoading "[T]ells the story of the Rolling Stones' unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early sixties to their undisputed status as rock royalty. All of the Rolling Stones have been newly interviewed and their words form the narrative arc that links together the archive footage of performances, news coverage and interviews, much of it previously unseen ... [and] gives the viewer an intimate insight into exactly what it's like to be part of the Rolling Stones as they overcome denunciation, drugs, dissensions and death to become the definitive survivors"--Container.
Director
Brett Morgen
Release Date
2012
Run Time
147 min.
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2013
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Gringo trails

Gringo trailsLoading A timely documentary that raises urgent questions about how we travel and the unintended cultural and environmental consequences of tourism around the globe. Gringo Trails follows well-worn travelers' routes through Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan. The film reveals the complex relationships between colliding cultures, such as the host countries' need for financial security and the tourists who provide it in their quest for authentic experiences. Through the stories of both travelers and locals, the film explores the dramatic impact of travel and tourism around the world over the past 30 years, highlighting the cases of the Amazon Tuichi River and Uyuni (Bolivia), Ko Phangan (Thailand), Timbuktu (Mali) and Bhutan.
Director
Pegi Vail; Melvin Estrella
Release Date
2013
Run Time
79 min.
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2014
TV DOCU Untold booklet, disc 1, disc 2, disc 3, disc 4

The untold history of the United States

The untold history of the United StatesLoading Twelve-chapter documentary series, created and executive produced by Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone. Do Americans really know and understand the country's shared and complicated history? How are the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America's past recalled? Will children actually get the whole story from reading history books? And how will it affect the future of the country?
Director
Oliver Stone
Release Date
2014
Run Time
796 min.
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DVD
2004

The five obstructions

The five obstructionsLoading "Lars von Trier now enters the world of documentary filmmaking alongside his idol, Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth. In 1967, Leth made a 12-minute short film called 'The Perfect Human'. Now, 35 years later, Von Trier challenges Leth to remake his film five times, each time with a new obstruction to force Leth to rethink the story and characters of the original film. Playing the naive anthropologist, Leth rises to the challenge set forth by Von Trier in a game full of traps and vicious turns, and a very surprising outcome" -- Container.
Director
Jørgen Leth; Lars Von Trier
Release Date
2003
Run Time
87 min.
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2011
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Miss representation

Miss representationLoading Explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions in America and challenges the media's limiting and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for the average girl to see herself as powerful.
Director
Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Release Date
2011
Run Time
90 min.
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2013
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Las maestras de la República

Las maestras de la RepúblicaLoading "The Republican Teachers were a brave and committed women who participated in the conquest of the rights of women and the modernization of education, based on the principles of democratic public school. This documentary by recreating a masterpiece of the era, and images of unreleased archive, discover the wonderful legacy that we have left the Republican teachers and has survived to this day." -- FETE-UGT website.
Director
Pilar Pérez Solano
Release Date
2013
Run Time
65 min.
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2009
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Sex, lies & gender

Sex, lies & genderLoading Profiles three gender variant individuals: a former soldier who is intersex ; a seven-year-old child born with male sex organs who has identified as a girl almost since birth ; and a hijra, or transgender person in India. Examines the science of gender, how doctors and parents deal with gender decisions, and traditional and controversial therapies.
Director
David Elisco
Release Date
2009
Run Time
50 min.
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2013
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DVD20496

School's out : lessons from a forest kindergarten

School's outLoading "In the Swiss town of Langnau am Albis, children ages 4-7 go to kindergarten in the forest every day, rain or shine, snow or sleet. As kindergarten around the world becomes more and more academic, this powerful documentary film explores the development of social and cognitive skills through outdoor play and the magic of children's creativity in nature. School's out will remind you of what childhood is all about."--Container.
Director
Lisa Molomot
Release Date
2013
Run Time
36 min.
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2013
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DVD20479

The Stuart Hall Project

The Stuart Hall ProjectLoading "A founding figure of contemporary cultural studies--and one of the most inspiring voices of the post-war Left--Stuart Hall's resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual life commenced soon after he emigrated from Jamaica in 1951. Combining extensive archival imagery--television excerpts, home movies, family photos--with specially filmed material and a personally mixed Miles Davis soundtrack, Akomfrah's filmmaking approach matches the agility of Hall's intellect, its intimate play with memory, identity and scholarly impulse traversing the changing historical landscape of the second half of the 20th century."--BFI website.
Director
John Akomfrah
Release Date
2013
Run Time
95 min.
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2014
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The human scale

The human scaleLoading On estimate, 50 % of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness, and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why?
Director
Andreas M. Dalsgaard
Release Date
2012
Run Time
77 min.
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2012
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Jesus & Buddha : practicing across traditions

Director
John Ankele; Anne Macksoud
Release Date
2012
Run Time
44 min.
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2012
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Thing with no name

Thing with no nameLoading "In post-apartheid South Africa, life has gotten better, but now there is a disease that has hold on a vanishing population. Sixty-three percent of the world's population infected with HIV/AIDS lives in the country, and in Kwazulu Natal, where the rate of infection in women is twice that of men, one out of every six people is HIV-positive. Thing With No Name follows two Zulu women as they begin rigorous and oftentimes confusing antiretroviral drug therapy. As these women invite us into their homes and share their stories, we witness firsthand the hope these drugs offer. Yet the overwhelming reality is the lack of resources and support available to them undermines their fight to survive in a community where orphans outnumber their counterparts and funerals are daily occurrences. This [...]
Director
Sarah Friedland
Release Date
2008
Run Time
74 min.
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2010
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A small act

A small actLoading When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity, he starts a scholarship program of his own and names it for his former benefactor. The top students in Mukubu primary school are in the exact same situation as Chris once was. They are bright, but can't afford to pay school fees. With the creation of Chris' fund, these students have new hope. But the program is small; how many will qualify for a scholarship? Using a strong narrative, the film interweaves seemingly separate lives into a cohesive whole. With clarity and [...]
Director
Jennifer Arnold
Release Date
2010
Run Time
88 min.
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