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DVD
2012
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KLAUS DVD #1800

Broken on all sides : race, mass incarceration & new visions for criminal justice in the U.S.

Broken on all sidesLoading "More African Americans are under 'correctional' (prison) control today than were enslaved in 1850. Why? The movie explores mass incarceration across the U.S. and the intersection of race, poverty, and the criminal justice and penal systems. It centers around Michelle Alexander's theory in her groundbreaking book, 'The New Jim Crow:' through the rise of the drug war and tough on crime policies, because discretion within the system allows for targeting people of color at disproportionately high rates, mass incarceration is the new caste system in America. The movie dissects the War on Drugs and 'tough on crime' movement, illustrates how the emerging Occupy movement offers hope for change, and explores possible reforms and solutions to ending mass incarceration and this new racial cast [...]
Director
Matthew Pillischer
Release Date
2012
Run Time
68 min.
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DVDOnline
2011
DVD

Art of the Western World

Art of the Western WorldLoading Historian Michael Wood leads a nine-part tour through 2,500 years of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture, filmed at over 150 locations in eight countries and featuring commentary by historians and scholars.
Director
Geoff Dunlop; Bayley Silleck; Perry Miller Adato; Mick Gold; Eugene Marner; Teri Wehn-Damisch; Melissa Llewelyn-Davies; Ian Potts; Suzanne Bauman
Release Date
1989
Run Time
513 min.
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DVD
2015
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DVD17958

The illusionists

The illusionistsLoading Multi-billion dollar industries saturate our lives with images of unattainable beauty, exporting body hatred from New York to Beirut to Tokyo. Their target? Women, and increasingly men and children. The Illusionists turns the mirror on media, exposing the absurd, sometimes humorous, and shocking images that seek to enslave us.
Director
Elena Rossini
Release Date
2015
Run Time
96 min.
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DVD
2015
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DVD17956

Seeds of time

Seeds of timeLoading A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields. But with little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.
Director
Sandy McLeod
Release Date
2014
Run Time
77 min.
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Computer MediaOnline
2004

Quiet rage : the Stanford prison experiment

Quiet rageLoading Discusses a prison simulation experiment conducted in 1971 with students at Stanford University and considers the causes and effects that make prisons such an emotional issue. Documentary includes new film, flashback editing, follow-ups 20-years later, and an original music score; reveals the chronology of the transition of good into evil, of normal into the abnormal.
Director
Ken Musen
Release Date
1988
Run Time
50 min.
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DVD
2008
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DVD18204

Before the flood II. Gongtan : Yan mo II, Gongtan

Before the flood IILoading Yan Yu follows his groundbreaking documentary Before the Flood with this profile of the residents of Gongtan, a 1700-year-old village soon to be demolished by a hydroelectric dam project. Gongtan, a historic village located on a tributary of the Yangtze, is about to be flooded by a dam project, forcing its residents to relocate. National imperatives displace local lives as authorities make decisions with little regard for village life. Ran Qingsong, a barber, and Ran Si, a cell-phone proprietor, rally the residents of Gongtan to stand against their impending displacement. But the will of the townspeople to save their land and homes soon wavers in the face of external pressure and internal suspicion.
Director
Yan Yu
Release Date
2008
Run Time
63 min.
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DVD
2005
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DVD18203

Before the flood : directors, Li Yifan, Yan Yu = Yan mo

Before the floodLoading A landmark documentary following the residents of the historic city of Fengjie as they clash with the officials forcing them to evacuate their homes to make way for the world's largest dam. China's Three Gorges Dam, the largest dam built on earth, has displaced millions of local residents whose towns and villages have been flooded. Fengjie, a city that has thrived along the Yangtze River for a thousand years, has only a few months left before it is completely submerged in water. Its citizens contend with administrators and each other over the residences in "New Fengjie", which are allocated via lottery and are far smaller than the homes they've worked a lifetime to build. Communist collectivism gives way to individual ruthlessness while the community battles furiously against bureauc [...]
Author
凡雨工作室
Director
Li Yifan; Yan Yu
Release Date
2005
Run Time
147 min.
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DVD
2014
DVD18200

Sacred journeys with Bruce Feiler

Sacred journeys with Bruce FeilerLoading 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.
Director
Wayne Derrick; Anisa Mehdi; Jeremy Jeffs; Bosie Vincent
Release Date
2014
Run Time
360 min.
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DVD
2015
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Electronic armageddon

Electronic armageddonLoading Based on Richard Muller's book, Physics for Future Presidents, National Geographic investigates the science behind the dangers of a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse, or HEMP. Picture an instantaneous deathblow to the vital engines that power our society, delivered by a nuclear weapon designed not to kill humans but to attack electronics. What could happen if an electromagnetic pulse surged to earth, crippling every aspect of modern society's infrastructure, including our especially vulnerable electrical grid? Beyond the remote potential for terrorists or a rogue state deploying a nuclear HEMP, most experts agree that another source of an EMP-the sun-is inevitable. Now, get a full presidential briefing to understand what could be the electronic Armageddon in one of the world's most [...]
Director
Jeanine Butler; Jeanine Isabel Butler
Release Date
2010
Run Time
50 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD18201

This may be the last time

This may be the last timeLoading Documentary about Native American music from Oklahoma-based filmmakers Sterlin Harjo and Matt Leach, focusing on the ceremonial music of the Creek Nation dating back to the early 19th century that combines Creek, Scottish, and African influences, and telling stories of members of the Creek Nation and the influence of music. As important as the Creek hymns are to American history and culture, their survival is in jeopardy.
Director
Sterlin Harjo
Release Date
2013
Run Time
93 min.
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DVD
2015

Do I sound gay?

Do I sound gay?Loading After a break-up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about "sounding gay". Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people, both gay and straight, often wish for a different voice. What starts as a personal journey becomes a chance to unpack layers of cultural baggage concerning sexuality, identity, and self-esteem.
Director
David Thorpe
Release Date
2014
Run Time
77 min.
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DVD
2015
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DVD17916

Hitchcock Truffaut

Hitchcock TruffautLoading Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.
Director
Kent Jones
Release Date
2015
Run Time
80 min.
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DVD
2004
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DVD17914

Jim Brown : All-American

Jim BrownLoading Spike Lee directs this moving portrait of Jim Brown and his days in the spotlight, first making football history as one of the 20th century's greatest athletes, and later as the star of numerous Hollywood features.
Director
Spike Lee
Release Date
2004
Run Time
132 min.
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Amy
DVD
2015
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KLAUS DVD #1767

Amy

AmyLoading The incredible story of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving, and vital film shines a light on our culture and the world we live in today.
Director
Asif Kapadia
Release Date
2015
Run Time
128 min.
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DVD
2015
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KLAUS DVD #1759

Meru

MeruLoading Three renowned climbers navigate nature's harshest elements and their own complicated inner demons to ascend Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas.
Director
Jimmy Chin; Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Release Date
2015
Run Time
90 min.
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DVD
2015
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KLAUS DVD #1765

The wolfpack

The wolfpackLoading The six Angulo brothers have grown up in their Manhattan apartment, home schooled by their parents, rarely if ever leaving their apartment. Their only connection to the outside world is television and the movies they watch and act out, complete with homemade costumes, in the apartment. When one of the brothers sneaks out for a few days on his own, the whole family dynamic is changed when he returns home.
Director
Crystal Moselle
Release Date
2015
Run Time
89 min.
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DVD
2013
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DVD17908

Havana

HavanaLoading The film tells about the lives and living conditions of the Cuban people years after the revolution. Interviews with authors and poets about their lives in Cuba.
Director
Jana Bokova
Release Date
1990
Run Time
89 min.
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DVD
2014
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KLAUS DVD #1757

The girls in the band

The girls in the bandLoading The award-winning documentary film tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, history-making journeys from the late '30s to the present day. The many firsthand accounts of the challenges faced by these talented women provide a glimpse into decades of racism and sexism that have existed in America.
Director
Judy Chaikin
Release Date
2014
Run Time
88 min.
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DVD
2015
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KLAUS DVD #1756

Kurt Cobain : montage of heck

Kurt CobainLoading Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon. Directed by acclaimed film maker Brett Morgen, who expertly blends Cobain's personal archive of art, music. Never before seen movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends.
Director
Brett Morgen
Release Date
2015
Run Time
132 min.
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DVD
2010
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DVD17902

Oxhide II : Nui pi er

Oxhide IILoading "The Chinese director shows herself and her parents in their apartment only with fixed camera positions, with which she revolves around the kitchen table. The rigorously minimalist story emerges in real time: the time it takes to prepare and eat Chinese dumplings together."--Mubi.com.
Author
刘伽茵
Director
Liu Jia Yin; Jiayin Liu
Release Date
2009
Run Time
133 min.
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