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Tiŏ P'yŏngyang =: Dear Pyongyang

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In the 1970s, Yang's father, an ardent communist and leader of the pro-North movement in Japan, sent his three sons from Japan to North Korea under a repatriation campaign sponsored by ethnic activist organisation and de-facto North Korean embassy Hongryeon; as the only daughter, Yang herself remained in Japan. However, as the economic situation in the North deteriorated, the brothers became increasingly dependent for survival on the care packages sent by their parents.
DVD
2008; 2006
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Foucault Contre Lui-Même

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Presents the energy and fierce intellect of the well-known 20th century philosopher, Michel Foucault, and introduces us to some of the key elements of his work, while also acknowledging--and even celebrating--its many contradictions.
Online
2014
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Arabic Movie

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So many Israelis still wax nostalgic about that old Friday afternoon ritual, back in the times when television had just one channel. Everyone would watch the Arab movie of the week, but did anybody ever wonder how Israel's official TV station was able to transcend hostile boundaries to obtain these films, and why it insisted on showing movies made by "the enemy"? The Arabic-language movie from Egypt let some of us escape back to our original homeland, and let others peek out from our "villa in the jungle" and catch a glimpse of our neighbors across the border. But most of us didn't really want to see the people whose culture, anguish, and aspirations were reflected on our screens. "Arab Movie" brings us the stars and the songs, the convoluted plots, and that fleeting moment when we s [...]
DVD
2015
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Foodmatters

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With nutritionally depleted foods, chemical additives, and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what's wrong with our malnourished bodies, it's no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food matters sets about uncovering the trillion-dollar worldwide 'sickness industry' and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally.
DVD
2009; 2008
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Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

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Frederick Wiseman's film, Ex Libris- the New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. With 92 locations throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this diverse and cosmopolitan city, and beyond. The New York Public Library exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual's right to know and the be informed. It is one of the most democratic institutions in America-everyone is welcome. The Library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities.
DVD
2017
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The Last Laugh

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A feature documentary that proceeds from the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even the victims of the Nazi concentration camps themselves used humor as a means of survival and resistance. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line? If we make the Holocaust off limits, what are the implications for other controversial subjects--9/11, AIDS, racism--in a society that prizes freedom of speech? Shot on Super 16mm, "The Last Laugh" thoughtfully weaves together an intimate cinema verité portrait of Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone alongside interviews with influential comedians and thinkers ranging from Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverm [...]
DVD
2016
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Jane

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Looks back at Jane Goodall's career as a primatologist, animal rights advocate, and environmental activist. Comprised of present-day interview segments with Goodall and archival footage of her work studying chimpanzees at Tanzania's Gombe National Park shot by Hugo van Lawick in the 1960s for National Geographic.
DVD
2017
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African Underground: Democracy in Dakar

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"A ground-breaking documentary film about hip-hop, youth and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before, during, and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven-part documentary mini-series released via the internet, the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process."--Container.
DVD
2008
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Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

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Acclaimed journalist Bob Herbert details the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living. Dramatic historical footage and deeply-moving personal interviews explore the often heroic efforts of black families to pursue the American dream despite the obstacles and setbacks that have emerged nonstop from the Jim Crow era through the devastation of the Great Recession.
Online
2016
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El Hara

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For 700 years, thousands of Jews lived in the city of Tunis. Most lived in a neighborhood called El Hara. Tunisian Jewish writer Albert Memmi was born in El Hara in 1920. This film evokes his thoughts and feelings about the place and is narrated from a selection of Memmi's essays and novels and an interview with him in 2016.--excerpted from film narration subtitles.
DVD
2017
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Vietnam Soldiers' Story: Ambush! Battle of la Drang

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Focuses on one of Vietnam's deadliest, turning-point battles, where death was measured in inches and seconds. The us 7th calvary, outnumbered and under siege, uses Huey helicopters for the first time and the strategic use of B-52 bombing becomes a battlefield standard.
DVD
2007; 1998
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Do Not Pass Go

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"The future of high-quality internet access in Pinetops, North Carolina, is precarious. Nearby Wilson's municipal fiber network, Greenlight, provides gigabit connectivity for now, but a series of federal level decisions could change the situation at any moment. Now the story of these two communities and their fight for local telecommunications authority has come to life." -- muninetworks.org.
DVD
2018; 2017
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Nas: Time Is Illmatic

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Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences - from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip hop scene in New York City - and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age twenty. Features interviews with his Illmatic producers, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier, and musical peers, including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys.
DVD
2015; 2014
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Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light

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Documentary about the migration of pioneering African Americans to France and the impact both cultures had on each other. Through the use of rare photographs and stock footage, period music, and commentary by leading experts, it weaves stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s up to the German occupation of WWII.
DVD
2016
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John Berger or the Art of Looking

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"The prelude and starting point is Berger's mind-boggling experience of restored vision following a successful cataract removal surgery. There, in the cusp of his clouding eyesight, Berger re-discovers the irredeemable wonder of seeing." -- BBC Four.
DVD
2016
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Design That Heals

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"This documentary tells the story how GHESKIO and MASS Design Group invested both in long-term infrastructure and the Haitian people to heal the community after a 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti." -- website.
DVD
2016
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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

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"What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. [This documentary presents] Boggs's lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond"--Container.
DVD
2013
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Helvetica

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A documentary about typography, graphic design and global visual culture, which looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.
DVD
2017; 2007
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Poverty, Inc

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"Drawing on perspectives gathered from over 150 interviews shot over 4 years in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. explores the hidden side of doing good. From disaster relief to TOMs Shoes, from adoptions to agricultural subsidies, Poverty, Inc. follows the butterfly effect of our most well-intentioned efforts and pulls back the curtain on the poverty industrial complex - the multi-billion dollar market of NGOs, multilateral agencies, and for-profit aid contractors."--Anon., on IMDb website.
DVD
2015
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Siberian Love

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"In rural Siberia, romantic expectations are traditional and practical. The man is the head of the household. The woman takes care of the housekeeping and the children. But filmmaker Olga Delane doesn't agree. While she was born in this small Siberian village, as a teenager she migrated to Berlin with her family, and 20 years of living in Germany has changed her expectations. Follow Delane home to her community of birth, where she intereviews family and neighbors about their lives and relationships." -- Container.
DVD
2017; 2016
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