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Life, Animated

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"A documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams based on a book by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Ron Suskind. Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? Life, Animated is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. "--From website.
Online
2016
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Seven Angry Men

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John Brown and his sons and followers murder advocates of slavery so that Kansas can join the United States as a free state. They continue the fight in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
DVD
2015; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rosenwald

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"Rosenwald is the incredible story of how businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald joined forces with Booker T. Washington and African American communities in the segregationist Jim Crow South to build more than 5000 schools. Inspired by the Jewish doctrine of 'tikkun olam' or repairing the world, and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, the Rosenwald Fund supported major African-American artists and intellectuals, like Marian Anderson, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Jacob Lawrence, and Gordon Parks. This unprecedented historical partnership impacted American culture for generations and continues to inspire today."--Container.
DVD
2017
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Free CeCe!

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"On her way to the store with a group of friends, Chrishaun Reed "CeCe" McDonald was brutally attacked. While defending her life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men's prison in Minnesota. An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists, including actress Laverne Cox. Cox signed on as executive producer of FREE CECE!, committed to exploring the role race, class, and gender played in CeCe's case. In the end, CeCe emerged not only as a survivor, but also as a leader. Documentarian Jac Gares pushed past the everyday narratives of victimhood surrounding the lives of transgender people, to spotlight the way CeCe and other trans people are leading a growing movement fighting for the rights of transgen [...]
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Rape of Recy Taylor

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Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo

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"A fresh and genre-defying film about the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author and countercultural icon Oscar Zeta Acosta--the basis for the character Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by his friend and legendary journalist-provocateur Hunter S. Thompson. Relevant now more than ever, this urgent, untold story probes issues of racial identity, criminal justice, and politics, while giving Acosta his due place as a troubled but brilliant man who changed American history."--Container.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Absent House

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Pioneering architect Fernando Abruña Charneco, FAIA, confronts climate change with his sustainable constructions. An apprentice of R. Buckminster Fuller, Charneco puts nature first before erecting a building -- a practice which would later be labeled as sustainable green architecture.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Karayuki-San =: The Making of a Prostitute

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"A film about another kind of "unreturned soldier," Karayuki-san finds Imamura traveling to Malaysia to interview Kikuyo Zendo, one of the countless Japanese women who were kidnapped or otherwise sold into sexual slavery in order to service the Japanese military in Southeast Asia. 74 years old at the time of filming, she offers a frank and harrowing testimony into her horrific wartime experiences, and the factors that have led her to choose exile over repatriation."--Container.
DVD
2014; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

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Examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is Salazar's transformation from a mainstream, middle-of-the-road reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed under mysterious circumstances by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to the Latino community, which had often criticized his reporting during his lifetime. Includes interviews with Salazar's friends, colleagues, family members, and Salazar's own words culled from personal writings.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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RBG

RBG

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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career.
DVD
2018
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The Absent House

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Pioneering architect Fernando Abruña Charneco, FAIA, confronts climate change with his sustainable constructions. An apprentice of R. Buckminster Fuller, Charneco puts nature first before erecting a building -- a practice which would later be labeled as sustainable green architecture.
Online
2015; 2013
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Emilia: An Untold Cuban American Story

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Emilia Teurbe Tolón, was the first woman deported from Cuba for political insurgency and the woman who sewed the first Cuban national flag in 1850 in New York.
DVDBlu-Ray
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Dolores

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"Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century--and she continues the fight to this day ... With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to social change."--https://www.doloresthemovie.com/aboutnew
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cesar's Last Fast

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"A documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez's struggle for the humane treatment of America's farm workers, and the impact Chavez's legacy has on today's generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. The film is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez's 1988 "Fast for Life," a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers"--Film website.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cesar Chavez

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The story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. He inspired millions of Americans who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Un'ora Sola Ti Vorrei

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"Italian documentary filmmaker Alina Marazzi tries to piece together the life of her mother who passed away in 1972 when she was 7 years old. Through a patchwork of home movies, recordings and diary entries, Alina crafts a moving tribute to the universal power of love."--From IMDB.
DVD
2014; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shock and Awe

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The untold true story of an intrepid team of four reporters of Knight Rider who dared to ask the questions their colleagues did not in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
DVD
2018; 2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Maynard Jackson

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Maynard Jackson Jr. was the first black Mayor of a major southern city, Atlanta. He's considered 'The Obama before Obama.' In 1968 after the assassinations of MLK Jr. and Robert Kennedy, he announced his candidacy for the Georgia U.S. Senate against known segregationist, Herman Talmadge. His loss ultimately ignited a movement in the south that was started by Dr. King then picked up by Maynard.
DVD
2018; 2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Final Portrait

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In the 1960s, renowned artist Alberto Giacometti requests for the writer James Lord to become the subject of one of his portraits. Although this seems like an innocent suggestion at first, Lord is quickly drawn into the strange web of Giacometti's beautiful, controversial and difficult world. The portrait sitting becomes so much more than what it seems at face value, and Lord's entire life sits on the precipice due to his association with the wildly talented artist.
DVD
2018; 2017
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Lou Andreas-Solome, the Audacity to Be Free

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Lou Andreas-Salome, the woman who enraptured nineteenth century Europe's greatest minds, recounts her life to Ernst Pfeiffer in this German film directed by Cordula Kablitz-Post. A published novelist, poet and essayist, Salome's desire to live a life free from convention scandalized society but spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Ree and her lover, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Working with Sigmund Freud, she became the first female psychoanalyst.
DVD
2018
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