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Facing the Truth

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"The years 1960 through 1994 were a time of terror in South Africa. With the destruction of the yoke of apartheid in 1994, South Africa had to come to terms with its oppressive past: recrimination or punishment, or forgiveness? This compelling program describes the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate human rights violations and to help South Africa in its process of reinvention."
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Art and Revolution-- Mexico

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"Nowhere but in Mexico has history been painted as superbly; nowhere else have outspokenly polemical painters, like Rivera and Siqueiros, produced such great art. The art of revolution and the revolution of art seem, in this time and place, to have nurtured one another. For in Latin America, art and literature are the shared possessions of all social and educational levels"--Container.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech

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A documentary look at the evolution of the concept of free speech throughout the United States' history, and a specific examination of the balancing act between protecting civil liberties and national security in a post-9/11 world. Despite the First Amendment, is all speech equally free? As a living document, the U.S. Constitution is subject to changing interpretations; court cases that have alternatively broadened and narrowed the amendment's protections. But its greatest challenge may be the government that seized on the 9/11 tragedy as unprecedented license to surveil, intimidate, arrest, and detain citizens. The eternal question is: Do Americans ever benefit by limiting the scope of the First Amendment? Noted attorney Martin Garbus serves as tour guide, with examples drawn from r [...]
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Commedia Dell' Arte: The Story, the Style

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"Journeying back to the dawn of Italian theater, this program unmasks the intriguing and often underappreciated tradition known as commedia dell' arte. Viewers will discover the history of Italian masked theater, the origins of commedia dell' arte and its various iterations, and the nature of its performers' improvised style. The program explains how the tradition's inspired characters - Pantalone, Colombina, Pulchinella, and many others - evolved and rose to prominence in the hearts and minds of 16th, 17th, and 18th-century audiences. It also illustrates how Italian masked troupes influenced countless other cultures as they performed across Europe, thus shaping the theatrical sensibility of western society as a whole."--Container.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (By Request)
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Dancing in Moccasins

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"For nearly 2 million Native Americans, representing 500 Indian nations, life in the U.S. today is a frustrating struggle to retain their ancient ways while functioning in the modern world, to carve out an identity in an overwhelmingly non-Indian culture. This program examines the needs and problems of today's Native Americans, both those who live on the reservation and those who have chosen the mainstream. The conclusion focuses on celebration and survival as reflected in the continuing tradition of the Pow Wow"--Container.
DVD
2008; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Micro Debt

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DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Missing Women: Female-Selective Abortion and Infanticide

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"In India, Pakistan, and China, being born a girl can be an instant death sentence. This program--winner of the Albert Londres Prize, France's highest award for journalism--unflinchingly examines the cultural, economic, and political reasons for the systematic elimination of females in Asia and considers the implications of the dramatic demographic disruption that will likely occur as a result of this growing imbalance between the sexes. The use of amniocentesis and ultrasound scans to identify female fetuses for abortion is investigated, as are the practices of newborn abandonment and infanticide by a parent or a hired baby girl killer"--Container.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Tokyo Trial

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Documentary film on the International Military Tribunal for the Far East Tokyo war crimes trial -- presenting a clear, concise history of the events from the Sino-Japanese War of 1894 through 1952--organized and illustrated with footage that both documents the events and brings to life the people and actions during a turbulent period.
DVD
2008; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Paradise Lost

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Features analysis of John Milton's epic poem by professors Thomas Winnifrith and Robert Wilcher. Includes a brief biography of Milton.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Arthur Rimbaud

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The program combines a visual biography with excerpts from key texts, forging a unique study of the poet's personality and examining his relationship with his mother and with Paul Verlaine.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Haiku: In Basho's Footsteps

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In Sept. 2002, 14 haiku lovers from five different countries (including Visnja McMaster and Judit Vihar) follow in the master's footsteps as they open themselves to the haiku moment at the very places where Basho himself found inspiration. One of the best-known collections of classical haiku is Basho's "Oku no Hosomichi," or Narrow Road to the Deep North, written in 1689 as a record of the poet's travels in northwestern Japan. In this documentary, they retrace Basho's footsteps and discover the sources of his inspiration. All personal perceptions aside, everybody agrees that through the traditional 5-7-5 syllable format, the true beauty of nature comes together in a "haiku moment." The therapeutic value of haiku-writing for traumatized children and adults is also addressed.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rachel Carson, Nature's Guardian

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"In this program, Bill Moyers pays tribute to environmental crusader Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. Grim footage of ecological degradation from the pre-Carson era is combined with generous excerpts from actress Kaiulani Lee's one-woman play about Carson's life called A Sense of Wonder to honor the legacy of an individual who, heedless of personal cost, sounded the alarm that launched the environmental movement. Moyers also talks with photographic artist Chris Jordan, who turns the statistics of consumerism into indelible images of consumption and waste--Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sacred & Secret: Rites of Passage in Bali

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A glimpse into the transcendent life of the Balinese.
DVD
2012; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Slave Island: New York's Hidden History

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Examines the excavation of an 18th century slave cemetery in downtown Manhattan. Scholars and leading experts conduct archaeological and forensic analyses of the remains of nearly 400 African Americans slaves who were forced to serve either the Dutch West India Company or English masters. Uses dramatic reenactments, early maps, and documents from slave traders to piece together the history of slavery in the city of New York.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Thebes Second Part: A Stroll Through Another World

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Addresses the origin and evolution of religious belief in Egypt, the offices and power of the priesthood, and the layout, function, and symbolism of the Temple of Karnak and its precincts. Specific aspects of death such as mummification and the ritual of the open mouth are given special attention.
DVD
2007; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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More Human Than Human

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Why do we prefer images of bodies which don't look like us? This programme looks back through history and the changes to the representation of the human body and what these representations can reveal about the culture of that time.
DVD
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Day We Learned to Think

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"Was there a 'big bang' in human language and cognitive development, or did speech and abstract thought evolve slowly-perhaps across 200,000 years or so? Surveying prehistoric burial sites and other archaeological finds, including what might be the world's oldest work of art, this program attempts to locate the junction of creativity and communication at which human intelligence was born."--Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Light and Shadow

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"The use of special light effects as a narrative element; the suggestion of an internal source of light in the work of Rembrandt and his followers; Vermeer's alternation of sunlight and shadow; the absence of shadow in Mondrian; the uses of light to relate interior to exterior space; the use of light as a material. This program looks at five centuries of light and shadow in Dutch art." -- Container.
DVD
2010; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Photography and the Brain

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"After an overview of the biomechanics of vision, this program explains how proximity, similarity, and continuity affect perception; what light is and how lighting types and angles alter an image ; and how color theory operates"-- Container.
DVD
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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One Hundred Great Paintings: The Language of Color

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One of the basic elements in any artist's vocabulary, color is here presented in the personal language of the artist.
DVD
2005; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)