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1.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

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Documentary about a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a bloody civil war, violent warlords and a corrupt Charles Taylor regime. Includes interviews, archival images, and scenes of present-day Liberia together to recount the experiences and memories of the women who were instrumental in bringing lasting peace to their country.
Online
2008
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Class of '27: A New Generation in Three Forgotten Places

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Three diverse filmmaking teams set out across rural America to explore the lives of our youngest citizens and tell their stories of daily struggles in low-income communities. The struggles and triumps of families as they guide their children to become the graduates of the Class of '27.
Visual MaterialsOnline
2017
UVA Library (Item is on order)
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Place Without People

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A Place Without People: Tanzania tells the story of the eviction of the indigenous people from their lands in Tanzania, to make way for the creation of the world's most famous nature reserves. In Tanzania, one of the poorest nations in the world, the government, the tourist industry and conservation organizations have advanced the idea that Africans are intruders into what was once a pristine Garden of Eden. The film describes how before World War II the land of the Maasai was seized by British colonialists to set aside for their own sport -- hunting. But as game grew scarce, the British realized they should preserve it and the Serengeti was turned into a vast national park in the 1950's and '60's. This land, possibly the longest-inhabited place on earth, was labelled a 'primordial w [...]
Online
2009
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A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

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Divided into five "acts" (Conservation -- Pollution -- Alternatives -- Going global -- Climate change), the film is an exploration of the environmental movement--grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.
Online
2012
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Profit & Nothing But!, or, Impolite Thoughts on the Class Struggle

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Who said that the economy serves mankind? What is this world where one third of the population, in the rich countries, or more precisely the wealthiest two percent in these countries, control everything? A world where the economy is law, where this law of the strongest is imposed on the rest of humanity? Why do we accept this cynical and immoral state of being? What happened to Solidarity? And to the militants? These are the questions Profit and Nothing But! asks. Capitalism has succeeded in convincing us that it is the only truth, the only morality we need. It has even convinced its opponents that their failure lies within the normal scheme of things. Raoul Peck contrasts this heavily documented illumination of the capitalist system with the devastating reality in his native land, H [...]
Online
2017; 2001
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King Corn

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Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney are best friends and ecological activists who met at Yale and learned that their great-grandfathers were from the same small town, Greene, Iowa. Their existential shock at learning that their " ... generation was at risk of having a shorter life span than our parents, and it was because of what we ate" prompts a return to their ancestral home--a farming town of just over 1000 people--to spend a year planting and harvesting an acre of corn. In the course of playing their minuscule part in the burgeoning corn industry, they learn about government subsidies, ammonia fertilizer, massively increased yields, and how the system favors mass production over small family farms. There is also the ubiquity of corn in food, from corn-fed beef to high-fructose syrup that [...]
Online
2017; 2007
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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

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"Feature-length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it"--Container.
DVDOnline
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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No Dumb Questions [electronic resource]

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The program follows three sisters, ages 6, 9, and 11, as they struggle to understand why and how Uncle Bill is becoming Aunt Barbara.
Online
2010
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Little Town of Bethlehem

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"Little Town of Bethlehem, a documentary film, follows the story of three men of three different faiths and their lives in Israel and Palestine. The story explores each man's choice of nonviolent action amidst a culture of overwhelming violence .... Sami"s story begins as a young boy living in the Israeli-occupied West Bank; Yonatan's starts on an Israeli military base; and Ahmad's begins in a Palestinian refugee camp .... Their three stories are interwoven through the major events of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ... Sami, Yonatan, and Ahmad each describe the events from their unique perspective, interjecting personal reflections and explaining how these events led them to become involved in the nonviolence movement".-- Film website.
DVDOnline
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Harvest

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"Breathtaking in its subtle beauty, Harvest is an achingly romantic tale of an innocent but increasingly passionate affair that develops between two simple farmhands. Life on a farm is all that sullen teen Marco knows-- leading a perfunctory and quiet life of working, going to school and avoiding the advances of girls. However, his self-imposed solitude ends when curly-haired Jakob, rejecting the banking world, arrives to train on the farm. Although initially cautious and tentative with each other, it is soon obvious that the unspoken sexual tension is becoming increasingly hard to resist-- something a spontaneous trip to Berlin resolves once and for all. Proving that true love can blossom in even the most unlikely of places, Harvest is as rich and rewarding as it is heart warming"-- [...]
DVDOnline
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Slam

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Trapped in Dodge City, a drug-infested war zone in southeast Washington, D.C., Ray Joshua, gifted young MC, copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. One day he is arrested when his drug dealer is gunned down while talking to him. He is put to prison where two rival gangs, Thug Life and the Union, want to recruit him as a member. In jail he finds truth in himself and his craft through Lauren Bell, a beautiful and charismatic writing teacher who leads him to the path of salvation. Using his talent for poetic rap, Ray learns to survive and rise above the pain of his lost generation.
DVDOnline
1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Young & Restless in China

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The lives of nine ambitious young Chinese professionals who are struggling to make it in this very tumultuous and rapidly changing society, defying Eastern cultural traditions in pursuit of more Western values.
DVDOnline
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rosewood

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In 1923 a black town in Florida was burned to the ground, its people murdered because of a lie. Some escaped and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people.
DVDOnline
1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Star Is Born

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Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets.
DVDOnline
1999; 1954
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La Vie Est Belle

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The story of a rural, Zairian musician who uses his wit and talent to get his big break on television.
VHSOnline
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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A Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop DVD

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"An innovative DVD designed to help new and existing small business owners understand and meet their federal tax obligations in 10 lessons.
DVDOnline
2006
Alderman (3rd Floor Central Reading Room)
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The Adventures of Pinocchio [electronic resource]

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"Opera North's enchanting staging of The adventures of Pinocchio, Jonathan Dove's 21st opera, is a wittily inventive feast for the eyes and ears."--Original container.
Online
2009; 2008
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Marco Polo [electronic resource]: Opera Within an Opera

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In 'Marco Polo, an opera within an opera', composer Tan Dun portrays the Venetian explorer's travels to the Far East as a journey of both inner and physical discovery, a voyage depicting spiritual experiences as well as a geographical expedition. At the same time the work, on a libretto by Paul Griffiths, can be seen as a compositional adventure of the composer himself, unifying the various cultural worlds he occupies: a blend of Western avant garde and Oriental traditions.
Online
2009; 2008
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Amahl and the Night Visitors [electronic resource]

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A disabled shepherd boy and his mother are visited by three men on their way to see the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
Online
2007
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Dido and Aeneas [electronic resource]

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Online
2009