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1.

The Syringa Tree

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The Syringa Tree is the story of an abiding love between two families, one black, one white, and two children who are born into their shared household in the early 1960s in South Africa. All 28 characters are portrayed by one actress, Pamela Gien.
VHS
2002; 2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Garth Fagan's Griot New York

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Following brief interviews with Garth Fagan and Wynton Marsalis, the program includes a complete performance of Griot New York. The concept of a griot, a West African storyteller who keeps the cultural heritage of a people alive, is used to depict the non-European culture of New York City, and particularly the African and Caribbean backgrounds of some of its residents.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
3.

Painters Painting

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Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters long before the art world thrust them into international prominence. At this exciting and pivotal moment, de Antonio filmed and interviewed the painters informally in their studios. Artists interviewed include Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman.
VHS
1989; 1972
Ivy (By Request)
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Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities

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On Aug. 19, 1991 in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, N.Y.) a Hasidic man accidentally ran over a 7-year old Black boy (Gavin Cato). Three hours later a young Jewish scholar (Yankel Rosenbaum) was murdered by Black youths. Four days of fire-bombing and riots ensued. Utilizing verbatim excerpts from interviews she conducted, Anna Deavere Smith acts out the roles of 18 people involved in the racial conflict, trying to present the differing viewpoints. Includes actual film footage of the riots and violence.
VHS
2003; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Palante, Siempre Palante!: The Young Lords

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The Young Lords documents this history with on camera interviews, archival footage, photographs and music. The documentary surveys Puerto Rican history, the Young Lords activies and philosophy, the torturous end of the organization and its inspiring legacy.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Der Verlorene Sohn

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"Story of a Tyrolean mountain guide who lives in poverty and luxury in Depression-era New York, but returns to his homeland at the end."--Http://store.yahoo.com/ihf/355.html.
VHS
1985; 1934
Ivy (By Request)
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Nightline: February 26, 1998

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Episode of the television program Nightline explores the case of Abner Louima, a man arrested by Brooklyn, NY police on Aug. 7, 1997. After his arrest, four police officers allegedly beat him brutally and sodomized him with a wooden handle. Brutality by the New York Police Department is discussed by several people including Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
8.

Black & White

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"The story of Lisa, a young Soviet emigré studying medicine in Manhattan, Roy, an African American building superintendent on New York's Lower East Side, and the bond that they form from living on the edges of Manhattan"--Container.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
9.

My American Girls: A Dominican Story

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Dominicans are New York's largest and fastest growing immigrant group. This film chronicles the lives of immigrants from the Dominican Republic to New York City through one family with three daughters. Each daughter is traveling down a different road as their mother, Sandra, struggles to do right by each of them, as they grapple with being a bicultural family while negotiating the hurdles of their adopted city.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Take It From Me

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The impact of welfare reform on the lives of four women struggling to raise themselves out of poverty.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Stop the Church

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Documentary film exploring the planning and execution of the disruption of a service at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral in 1989 by the radical gay rights group, ACT UP. The filmmaker brings the audience into the Cathedral during the protest as well as into the planning sessions of ACT UP, New York.
VHS
1991; 1990
Clemons (Vault--Ask at circulation desk)
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Stop the Church

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Documentary film exploring the planning and execution of the disruption of a service at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral in 1989 by the radical gay rights group, ACT UP. The filmmaker brings the audience into the Cathedral during the protest as well as into the planning sessions of ACT UP, New York.
VHS
1990; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Almost a Woman

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A dramatization of Esmeralda Santiago's youth, from the time she moves to New York from rural Puerto Rico, to the threshold of her successful artistic career.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Kuni Leml B'Tel Aviv: Kuni Lemel in Tel Aviv

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Eighty year-old Grandpa Kuni, living in Brooklyn, offers five million dollars to the first of his twin grandsons to marry a nice Jewish girl and settle in Israel.
VHS
1993; 1977
Ivy (By Request)
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Paris Is Burning

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A documentary about the young homosexual men of Harlem who originated "voguing" and turned these stylized dance competitions into glittering expressions of fierce personal pride. A story of street-wise urban survival, gay self-affirmation, and the pursuit of a desperate dream.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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After September 11th: Reimagining Manhattan's Downtown

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Architects talk about how they felt after the attack on September 11th, 2001, come up with ideas of what to build on the site, and explain how they would build memorials.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Sacred Ground

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This documentary examines the controversy surrounding the plans to rebuild on the site of the World Trade Center after the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
18.

La Mama: A Theatrical Tapestry

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Documentary on the pioneering La Mama Experimental Theatre Club in New York City. Contains interviews with founder Ellen Stewart, actors, playwrights, directors, and others, as well as excerpts from some of La Mama's productions.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
19.

A Day's Work, a Day's Pay

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Examines the Work Experience Program (WEP) instituted in New York City to require welfare recipients to work for the city for one-fourth of union pay. Follows three New Yorkers and their attempt to organize workers for equal pay.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
20.

The World of Tomorrow

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Views the 1939 New York World's Fair and the more than forty million people who attended it.
VHS
1985
Ivy (By Request)