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1.

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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Jeannette: L'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc

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Domremy, 1425. Jeannette is not yet Joan of Arc, but at the age of 8, she already wants to beat the English out of the kingdom of France. Inspired by Charles Péguy's Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc (1910) and Joan of Arc (1897), Bruno Dumont's Jeannette revisits the young years of a future saint in the form of a musical film.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Settlers

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"Since Israel's decisive victory in the 1967 Six-Day War, hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens have made their homes in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank. With unprecedented access to pioneers of the settlement movement and a diverse group of modern-day settlers, religious and secular alike, "The settlers" is a comprehensive exploration of the controversial communities that exert inordinate influence on the sociopolitical destinies of Israel and Palestine." -- Container.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Souvenir D'un Avenir =: Remembrance of Things to Come

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" ... codirected by Chris Marker and Bellon's daughter Yannick, uses Bellon's photographs to create a ... historical portrait of the two decades between 1935 and 1955. Leaping back and forth in time, from family portraits of Bellon and her two daughters, to her unique photographic record of pre-war Paris - the first surrealist exhibition, the 1937 Paris World's Fair, the birth of the Cinématheque Française, and the Popular Front, - to images from France's African colonies, the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War and the German Occupation, the images in this ... "cineessays" are complemented by Chris Marker's ... commentary (read by ... Alexandra Stewart), a complex rumination on the interrelations between photography, memory, thought and history."--Cover sheet.
DVD
2008; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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When China Met Africa

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Examines China's expanding footprint in Africa through the stories of three people in Zambia: a Chinese farmer, a Chinese multinational's road project manager and Zambia's trade minister.
Online
2017; 2010
UVA Library (Item is on order)
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Bab el Shams =: La Porte du Soleil = Bab el Chams

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Khalil, a refugee in a Lebanese camp, tries to rouse Younès, a comatose Palestinian soldier, by telling him stories from his own life.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Breaking the Maya Code

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The story of the 200-year struggle to unlock the secrets of the Mayan hieroglyphs. This detective story is filled with false leads, rivalries and colliding personalities. It takes us around the world in an effort to reveal the hieroglyphs' secrets.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

The Grammar of Happiness

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"A language that can be spoken, hummed, or whistled? A language with no unique words for color or numbers? Linguistics professor Daniel Everett claims that the unique language of the Piraha people of the Amazon is exactly that. More than 30 years ago, he traveled as a missionary into the amazon rainforest to teach the tribe, but they ended up teaching him. Their way of life and unique form of communication have profoundly changed Everett, and inspired a theory that could undermine the most powerful theory (or theorist) of linguistics"--www.smithsonianchannel.com
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Un Été Silencieux: Le Monde Extérieur ; Nuages Apportant la Nuit

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In the films, ethnologist and filmmaker Stéphane Breton lives among the Papuans in order to study their culture. In the second film, Stephane Breton discusses how the seizure of Western New Guinea by Indonesia may prevent any future visits to the Papuans. Stephane Breton is relunctant to tell them that this visit may be his last visit.
DVD
2009; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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The World According to Monsanto

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DVD: Monsanto Company is the world's leader in agricultural chemicals, seed and genetically modified crops, as well as being one of the most controversial companies in industrial history. This film uses hitherto unpublished documents and testimonies of victims, scientists and politicians to expose Monsanto's lack of care in protecting the environment and the health of those exposed to their products. Shows how the company promoted such products as Roundup (glyphosate), bovine growth hormone, and genetically modified plants.; CD: Keynote address by Jeffrey M. Smith.
DVDCD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cracking the Maya Code

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"The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on monuments and painted on pottery and bark books ... [This program] highlights the ingenious breakthroughs that cracked the code, unleashing a flood of dramatic new insights about the ancient civilization"--Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

The Fabric of the Cosmos

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Using humor, everyday examples and computer animation for the more abstract concepts, author and physicist Brian Greene explains complex theories of the universe and the focus of his research, string theory.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Symphony No. 2 in C Minor: Resurrection

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DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Paris: From the Haussmann Era to the Edges of the Boulevard Périphérique

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"From the Haussmann era to the construction of the boulevard peripherique or ring road, this is the story of how Paris became a vibrant metropolis. How did the Paris of the 20th century succeed in accommodating modernity while holding onto its 19th-century gems? How have the demands posed by modern life, vehicular circulation and social housing managed to leave room for architectural creativity?"--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: In the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

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DVD
2006; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

London River

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This is the story of Ousmane, a Muslim and Mrs. Sommers, a Christian. Ousmane lives in France and Mrs. Sommers in the Channel Islands. They both lead ordinary lives, until their respective children go missing on the day of a terrorist attack in London. Although they come from different religious backgrounds, Ousmane and Mrs. Sommers will share the same hope of finding their children alive.
DVD
2010; 2009; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

El Sicario: Room 164

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"In an anonymous motel room on the U.S./Mexico border, a Ciudad Juárez hitman speaks. He has killed hundreds of people and is an expert in torture and kidnapping. He was simultaneously on the payroll of the Mexican drug cartels and a commander of the Chihuahua State Police. There is currently a $250,000 contract on his life and he lives as a fugitive, though he has never been charged with a crime in any country. With his face obscured by a black mesh hood, he tells his story to the camera inside the very motel room he once used to hold and torture kidnapped victims. Aided only by a magic marker and notepad, which he uses to illustrate and diagram his words, the sicario describes, in astounding detail, his life of crime, murder, abduction and torture"--Container.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

The Little Mermaid

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In The Little Mermaid, Hamburg ballet director and chief choreographer John Neumeier blends dance, dramatic storytelling and spectacle into a stunning interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's fable.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Belle Endormie: The Sleeping Beauty

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Cursed at birth by an evil fairy, Anastasia is destined to prick her finger and die at the age of sixteen. When three feckless fairy sisters discover this, they hatch a plan to alter the curse: rather than die, Anastasia will sleep for 100 years and live in a world of dreams. Through her active dream life, Anastasia will find love, loss and possibly a waking life. French provocateur Breillat continues her deconstruction of classic fairytales with her latest, 'The Sleeping Beauty'.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rio Sex Comedy

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The sun-drenched splendor of Rio de Janeiro provides the backdrop to this sexy comedy of romantic entanglement. Among the tourists who find themselves footloose and under the sway of the city's erotic spell are a prominent British plastic surgeon warning that new looks don't solve old problems; a U.S. ambassador who seeks a break from his duties in one on the city's most dangerous shanty towns; and a French anthropologist whose proper nature is no match for the pleasures of Rio.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)