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Bad Friday: Rastafari After Coral Gardens

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"Bad Friday focuses on a community of Rastafarians in western Jamaica who annually commemorate the 1963 Coral Gardens 'incident,' a moment just after independence when the Jamaican government rounded up, jailed and tortured hundreds of Rastafarians. It chronicles the history of violence in Jamaica through the eyes of its most iconic community, and shows how people use their recollections of past traumas to imagine new possibilities for a collective future."--Container.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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They Are We

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They are we is the story of a remarkable reunion that takes place 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. In Central Cuba, proud members of the Gangá-Longobá, a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group, have kept their unique heritage alive. Incredibly, through decades of brutal enslavement, independence wars, and then the denying of all religions after the revolution, they have retained a collection of distinct songs and dances that one of their ancestors brought from Africa as a slave. Each December 17th they still perform them at the San Lazaro ceremony. After a chance discovery while working in West Africa, director Emma Christopher spent two years showing a film of the Gangá-Longobá songs and dances to several thousand people acros [...]
DVD
2015; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaiʻi

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"Profiles the language of Hawaiʻi's working people in its rise from plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaiʻi's population, Pidgin captures multi-ethnic Hawaiʻi's heart and soul. Once again under attack by educators and bloggers, will Pidgin survive?" -- Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pride of Lions

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Pride of lions presents Sierra Leone in a new light -- the story of what it means for a country and its people brutalized by an 11-year civil war to move beyond their scars. Through personal stories of human suffering, loss, and recovery, woven within a 50-year historical framework, the Sierra Leoneans reveal universal truths about the strength of the human spirit and the power of forgiveness to move us forward. The amputee, boy soldier, doctor, high school principal, student, and agricultural entrepreneur -- each has a unique perspective and a powerful story to tell. Witnessing their ability to overcome inconceivable human atrocities and reclaim their legacy is inspirational for most, but for the two Americans in our story, it has been life changing.
DVD
2009; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cowboy & Maria in Town

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This film is about the problems of urban drift in Papua New Guinea. Since 1975 many people from rural areas have migrated to Port Moresby in search of work. The film focuses on two urban dwellers (Cowboy and Maria) and looks at how they survive on the fringe of the urban economy.
DVD
1991
Clemons (Stacks)
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Amour, Sexe et Mobylette

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A film about love and how people love in a village of Burkina Faso. Holds a mirror up to African society in order to understand how love is a kind of projection of one's future, one's becoming.
DVD
2010; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sun Come Up

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"Sun Come Up follows the relocation of some of the Carteret Islanders, a peaceful community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world's first environmental refugees. When rising seas threaten their survival, the islanders face a painful decision: they must leave their beloved land in search of a new place to call home. The film follows a group of young Carteret Islanders as they search for land in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea 50 miles across the open ocean. The move will not be easy as Bougainville is recovering from a 10-year civil war"--Producers.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fambul Tok

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Explores a culture that believes true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals, and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities. Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war come together for the first time in tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. By reviving their ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk) Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grassroots level.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tanim: PNG Pidgin : To Turn, to Change

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This documentary follows the Enga's ruling tribe, the Apulin, as they struggle to implement democracy within a 12,000 year-old tradition of tribalism. The battle for power results in tribal wars, political rallies, and a catastrophic conclusion where half of the ballots are firebombed.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Die Reise des Löwen: The Journey of the Lion

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Brother Howie (Howard A. Trott), is a Jamaican Rastafari who feels disconnected from his ancestral birthplace of Africa. Following his need to find connection with his roots, Brother Howie returns to his homeland, travelling first through England, then to the Northern coast of Africa, and eventually to Ghana, making observations and unexpected discoveries along the way. As a follow-up to the director's earlier 1983 film, "So frei wie der Löwe [As free as the lion]", this docudrama represents an ongoing effort by the director to present questions of place and identity via the lives and beliefs of a Jamaican family.
DVD
2008; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Family Across the Sea

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A delegation of Gullah people travels from the United States to Sierra Leone to trace the roots of their heritage.
VHS
1991; 1990
Ivy (By Request)