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1.

John Harrison and His Timekeepers

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Examines the timepieces of eighteenth century clockmaker John Harrison and his search for a method of gauging longitude at sea. Includes previously unseen close-up footage of Harrison's instruments in action.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
2.

Welcome to Polynesia!

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Captures the essence of Polynesia via the scenic beauty and special attractions of Oʻahu as well as the musical pageantry of the Polynesian Cultural Center.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
3.

Hard Times in the Country: The Schools

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"This documentary explores the impact of the federal government?s War on Poverty on school systems in eastern Kentucky and describes how the "solutions" that were implemented often failed to meet the needs of the area?s children. Archival film of President and Mrs. Johnson?s 1964 visit to eastern Kentucky is intercut with the views of administrators, poverty workers, teachers, parents, and two generations of students. At the center of the program is the debate over consolidation of the schools in Breathitt County, Kentucky, where some rural children now spend twelve hours a day away from home due to the long bus ride to the town school. Hard Times in the Country also takes a hard look at the effectiveness of channeling certain children out of academic programs and into separate vocat [...]
VHS
1988; 1987
Ivy (By Request)
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The Nuremberg Trial

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"In 1945, an international court of judges from the U.S., England, France and the Soviet Union tried 22 top Nazi leaders, including Hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess. The defendants were charged with conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Twelve defendants were sentenced to death, seven received prison terms and three were acquitted"--Container.
VHS
1997; 1996
Ivy (By Request)
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March of Time Presents the Great Depression

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Documentary series takes a look at the world during the first half of the 20th century.
VHS
1995; 1937
Ivy (By Request)
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William Kentridge: Drawing the Passing

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Kentridge discusses the creative process of making his animated films, drawings, and theatre work. Shows him in the final stages of animating "Stereoscope" and includes excepts from various works. In his artistic works he has investigated the diseased, amnesiac consciousness of late and post-apartheid South Africa.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Masters of Illusion

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Examines artistic and scientific discoveries of the Renaissance, focusing on the discovery of perspective and the development of visual tools that create the magic of illusion.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Assassination & Aftermath: The Death of JFK and the Warren Report

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Looks at the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the ensuing investigation and conspiracy theories through the decades.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
9.

Mississippi, America

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This program gives testimony to persistence and courage in the face of oppression, as citizens and the lawyers who volunteered to help them confront life-threatening violence and government repression in order to win the right to vote.
VHS
1998; 1995
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
10.

Langston Hughes

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Situations from the life of Langston Hughes, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1999; 1988
Clemons (Vault--Ask at circulation desk)
11.

All About Darfur

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"Up until now the perilous situation in Sudan has been seen only from outside the country. All About Darfur offers an opportunity to hear it explained by eloquent, diverse, even contradictory voices from within Sudan. The director talks to ordinary Sudanese in outdoor tea shops, markets, refugee camps and living rooms about how deeply rooted prejudices could suddenly burst into a wild fire of ethnic violence."--www.newsreel.org.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche

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Discusses the search for the reincarnated Khensur Rinpoche, a Tibetan high lama.
VHS
1993; 1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Best of Commercials

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Includes commercials for Brylcreme, Bosco Chocolate Drink, Chunky and the White Knight, the Double Mint Twins, and the Old Gold Dancing Cigarettes.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Islam

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Bill Moyers and Huston Smith discuss misconceptions of Islam. Discovering Islam as an adult, Smith became enamored with Islamic conceptions of order, justice, mercy, and compassion. Through their trance-inducing dances, the mystics, the Sufis, bring God into the immediate moment.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Miss India Georgia

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This documentary video follows four contestants in the Miss India Georgia pageant. It tells the story of their experiences as first generation americans. These young women disclose the complexity of their feelings about growing up in the US as children of immigrant parents.
VHS
1998; 1997
Ivy (By Request)
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In Het Huis van Mijn Vader: In My Father's House

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Moroccan filmmaker Fatima Jebli Ouazzani investigates the status accorded women in Islamic marriage customs and the continuing importance of virginity. Having left her father's house in Morocco in order to escape the constraints her culture has placed on women, Fatima now returns to confront those traditions, her family and herself.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Mon Coeur Est Témoin

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Dramatization of correspondence and interviews with women from Africa and the Middle East about the condition of women in their countries.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
18.

The Ladies' Room: Zananeh

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Filmed in a women's restroom in a park in Tehran, this film offers insights into the lives of women in Iran. The ladies' room enables the women to unveil themselves, both physically and psychologically.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
19.

A State of Danger

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Explores the violent conditions under which the Palestinian population exists.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Hay Mish Eishi: This Is Not Living

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The documentary examines life for Palestinians under Israeli rule through interviews with women--a shopkeeper, a housewife, a television news anchorperson in Nablus, and a theatre professional.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)