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1.

Russia & the West: Putin Takes Control

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Vladimir Putin, after eight years as President of Russia and four more as Prime Minister, is stubbornly holding onto power. He has announced his intention to return as President and declared his party the winner in parliamentary elections that are widely seen as fraudulent. In December, tens of thousands took to the streets in Moscow in the largest protests since Putin came to power. Putin began his career as a KGB officer, but when he became President, he made himself a valued ally of the West. How did he do it? And where did things go wrong with Washington and London? For the first time Putin's top colleagues--and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him--tell the inside story of one of the world's most powerful men. -- container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary

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"Filmmaker Arturo Pérez Torres follows in the footsteps of two friends traveling on an extraordinary and extremely dangerous journey from Central America to North America. On their journey they encounter gangs and vigilantes, as well as border patrol. But these immigrants navigate real-life nightmares with uncanny calm, grace and even humor in their pursuit of a better life."--Container.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Six Degrees Could Change the World

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Discusses why many scientists believe that the Earth's average temperature could rise by as much as six degrees Celsius by 2100. Explores what each rising degree could mean for the future of humanity and our planet. Illustrates how global warming has already affected the reefs of Australia, the ice fields of Greenland, and the Amazonian rain forest. Explains what's real, what's still controversial, and how existing technologies and remedies could help dial back the global thermometer.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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China's Lost Girls

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Examines the consequences of China's two-decade-old, one-child policy. Due to cultural, social and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted or abandoned. As a result, tens of thousands of girls end up in orphanages across China.
DVD
2005; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Colliding Continents

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"What will Earth look like in 250 million years? With a team of scientists, National Geographic investigates the dynamic process of Colliding Continents, by examining the forces deep below the Earth's surface that are constantly reshaping our world. These powerful forces rip vast land masses apart and send them smashing into one another?causing natural disasters, such as tsunamis and earthquakes, and creating awe-inspiring landscapes, like mountains and canyons." -- Container.
DVD
2010; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Illicit: The Dark Trade

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Examines the shadowy web of illicit trade that has resulted from globalization, the Internet, and electronic banking. Discusses how lucrative international criminal networks thrive while causing rampant political corruption and the subversion of governments, as well as threatening the world economy. Looks at the consequences of consumer demand for cheap black market counterfeit goods, from knock-off handbags to bootlegged compact discs to fake pharmaceuticals.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Mystery of a Masterpiece

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In October 2009, a striking portrait of a young woman in Renaissance dress made world news headlines. Though it had been purchased two years earlier for around $20,000, the portrait is now thought to be an undiscovered masterwork by Leonardo da Vinci worth more than $100 million. Did cutting edge imaging analysis help tie the portrait to Leonardo? Nova meets a new breed of experts who are approaching 'cold case' art mysteries as if they were crime scenes.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mysteries of Mankind

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Gives a history of anthropological research, beginning with discoveries in Africa of australopithecine bones, the Leakeys' discoveries in the African Rift Valley and Olduvai Gorge, and Donald Johanson's work in Hadar, Ethiopia. The various methods of determining evolutionary paths of man are shown through the investigation of fossilized bones and discovered tools; observing the behavior of living primates (including orangutan locomotion and chimpanzees defending themselves against a mechanical leopard); comparing the blood proteins of man and the apes; and tracing the genetic evolution of a DNA chain passed on by females. Ancestors discussed includes Australopithecus afarensis, Homo erectus, and Neanderthal man.
DVD
2010; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Drugs, Inc

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"Drugs: a multibillion-dollar industry that fuels crime and violence like no other substance on the planet. Turning cartel leaders into billionaires, the illegal drug industry also provides vital income to hundreds of thousands of poor workers across the globe. While some users sacrifice their lives to an addiction they can't escape, others find drugs to be their only saving grace from physical or emotional pain almost impossible to overcome. Where should the lines be drawn in this lucrative industry?"--Container
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Taboo: The Complete First Season

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A series from the National Geographic Channel displays the world's exotic cultural taboos consisting of rituals, beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Taboo: The Complete Second Season

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A series from the National Geographic Channel displays the world's exotic cultural taboos consisting of rituals, beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

The First Grader

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A heartwarming and inspiring true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. It is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Guns Germs and Steel

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An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Appalachian Trail: America's Wild Spaces

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DVD
2010; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

All Roads Film Festival Collection: 2

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Lucky. An orphan must leave his Zulu village for the city of Durban and forms an unlikely bond with his intolerant neighbor.; Dulce convivencia [Sweet gatherings]. Following age-old traditions, members of a Mixe community grind sugarcane into panela, unrefined sugar, in the forests of Mexico.; The hardest of these is love. A young woman asks about love, marriage, and dating in her Sami town with humorous and frank results.; The last supper, Abu Dis. The residents of the Palestinian town of Abu Dis witness a precarious wall being built right in front of them.; Sa'ah (Over there). A trip to a medicine man reveals how the Diné walk in beauty, a philosophy that is central to their way of life.; Petroglyphs of Rapanui. An artistic depiction of the beautiful and powerful petroglyph carving [...]
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Nova: Ape Genius

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Discusses what is known about the intelligence of our nearest relatives, the great apes, including chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and gorillas. Looks at historical research that shows they can use simple tools and even be trained to communicate in sign language. Also investigates newer research that looks at planned use of weapons, math ability, creative problem solving, reasoning, cooperation, imitation, social emotions, and other aspects of intelligence. Asks what forms the crucial differences in intellect between apes and humans.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Inside North Korea

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Explorer offers a comprehensive look at the most reclusive member of the Axis of Evil, from the tense world of the Demilitarized Zone to the surreal life of the Dear Leader Kim Jong II.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Extreme Ice

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This videodisc focuses on climate change shown through time-lapse cameras set by internationally acclaimed photojournalist James Balog, who has placed equipment in more than two dozen glacial locations around the world in order to assess the impact of global warming.
DVD
2008; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Inside Mecca

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The most intimate and three-dimensional documentation of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Witness the personal stories of the pilgrims and the mental preparation, physical strain and spiritual ecstasy they encounter on their pilgrimage of faith.
DVD
2003
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National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth

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Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. They suspect we have entered a time of global change swifter than any human being has ever witnessed. Where are we headed? Can we alter this course of events?
DVD
2005; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)