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1.

Gerhard Richter Painting

One of the world's greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures. The first glimpse inside his studio in decades, Gerhard Richter painting is exactly that: a thrilling document of the 79-year-old's creative process, juxtaposed with rare archival footage and intimate conversations with his critics and collaborators.
Online
2014; 2011
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Fuhrer Cult and Megalomania

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Even today it is possible to see signs in Nuremberg of the megalomaniac proportions that the system was to assume. In such areas, the individual was worthless and nothing more than a minute ornament. According to experts, this state and party rally architecture was also a symbol of Hitler's determination to achieve world domination. Rare footage of the construction work was used for this documentary. A previously unknown amateur film even shows the land in color in 1936.
DVD
2014; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Namibia [electronic resource]: The Genocide of the II Reich

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Between 1904 and 1907, Germany has committed his first genocide in Namibia and has explicitly planned the extermination of two people : the Namas and the Hereros. Two-thirds of the Herero people and the half of the Nama people of the German colony were killed, many in concentration camps. Today, the descendants of the survivors are seeking reparations from the German government. An groundbreaking documentary on the origins of the Holocaust in Germany's colonial Policy.
Online
2013
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Understanding Pina [electronic resource]: The Legacy of Pina Bausch

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This program profiles Pina Bausch, a German performer of modern dance, a choreographer, a dance teacher and a ballet director. It explores her background, and offers insights into her creative legacy. It features interviews with dancers who worked with Bausch through the various phases of her career, including those who worked with her at the Tanztheater in Wuppertal, Germany.
Online
2010
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Barockstar [electronic resource]: George Frideric Handel

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Tells the story of Handel's life as he journeyed through baroque Europe, leaving Germany for Italy and experiencing Florence, Rome and Venice, before arriving in London to begin the career that would bring him a worldwide reputation. The film shows the original locations in Halle, Rome, Venice, Florence and London that Handel himself visited.
Online
2009
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Currents: Peter Zimmermann

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"Surveys the artist's career while tracing his process in creating a new installation for his exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art"--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Fall of Berlin

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As the Red Army advanced towards Berlin in early 1945, Germans feared retribution for what their forces had done to the people of the Soviet Union. This classic program incorporates authentic WWII archival film footage and accounts from soldiers on both sides of the battleline on the Eastern Front. Part of the series Battleline.
Online
2008; 1964
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Killing Hitler: The True Story of the Valkyrie Plot

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A look at one plot to assassinate Hitler, as well as the men and women in Germany who tried to overthrow the government from within, and of the consequences of their failures. Includes interviews as well as archival and unseen footage.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kurt Schwitters

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Kurt Schwitters is generally acknowledged as the twentieth century's greatest master of collage. He found himself at the forefront of contemporary art and allied himself with the avant-garde, including various Dada groups. Throughout his turbulent life, Schwitters stood his ground with his non-elitist creation of Merz, which laid the groundwork for Pop Art and post-modernism.
DVD
2008; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Werner Herzog in Conversation With Karen Beckman at Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, October 25, 2007

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"Herzog has become one of the most influential filmmakers in the world producing, writing, and directing more than fifty films, publishing more than a dozen books of prose, and directing as many operas. Werner Herzog has created some of the most fantastic narratives in the history of cinema, pushing himself and his crew to unprecedented lengths to achieve the effects he demanded."--Container.
BookDVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fairytale

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"Fairytale documents Ai Weiwei's project for Europe's most innovative five-year art event Documenta 12 in Kassel Germany, in 2007: Ai Weiwei invited 1001 Chinese citizens of different ages and from various backgrounds to Germany to experience their own fairytale for 28 days. Fairytale was judged one of the most sensational artworks at the Documenta 12 ... The film documents the whole process beginning with the preparations for the project, through the challenges that the participants had to face, up to the actual journey to Germany, as well as the artist's ideas behind the work."--Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Helvetica

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A documentary about a typeface? When said typeface is a ubiquitous piece of graphic design, yes. Helvetica--a sans-serif typeface developed in 1957 at the Haas Foundry in Munchenstein, Switzerland--has partisans and detractors, a great number of them graphic designers and theorists, who express their opinions on the famous font. It is seen as neutral and efficient, concise yet inexpressive, purposeful yet not caustic, utilitarian and unembellished, or as frustratingly familiar, perfectly subliminal, or as the typeface of socialism. From storefronts, street signs, product packaging, government forms, and advertisements, it is almost guaranteed that after viewing, you will be scanning the world examining Helvetica's continuing impact.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Death Mills

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A documentary on the Nazi concentration camps at the time of liberation in 1945.
DVD
2007; 1946
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Reichsorchester [electronic resource]: The Berlin Philharmonic and the Third Reich

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This season the Berlin Philharmonic celebrates its 125th year. The orchestra is using its jubilee as an opportunity to examine a rather unknown chapter in its history: The years under the rule of the National Socialists (between 1933 and 1945). Thanks to contemporary witnesses from the orchestra and its fringes who are still alive today, and thanks also to extensive and until now unappraised archive materials, it is possible to gain an insight into this microcosmos: where does the thin line run separating autonomy from entanglement, innocence from guilt? A chapter from the history of Germany and Berlin, as gripping as it is volatile, comes to life once more.
Online
2007
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The Goebbels Experiment

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Take a glimpse at the toxic mind of Joesph Goebbels, Hitler's henchman who was an enigmatic genius. The filmmakers allow Joesph to speak for himself (in the voice of Kenneth Branagh) via the extensive diaries that he kept from 1924-1945.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Paper Clips

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Struggling to grasp the concept of 6 million Holocaust victims, the students at Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee decide to collect 6 million paper clips to better understand the extent of this crime against humanity. Because Norwegians invented the paper clip and used it as a symbol of solidarity against the Nazis, students started collecting them to help visualize such vast numbers of victims. As word spread online and in the media, paper clips poured in from around the world, 11 million of which are enshrined in an authentic German railcar standing in the schoolyard.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Germany at War [electronic resource]: 1918-1941

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Culled from a wealth of German newsreel footage and private sources, these images have been carefully chosen to give a broad appreciation and insight not only into the operations of the German armed forces, but also to the impact of the conflict on the home front, especially as it was brought home to the civilian population through the Allied bombing campaigns between 1942 and 1945. Brian Matthews narrates.
Online
2006
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Germany at War [electronic resource]: 1941-1943

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Culled from a wealth of German newsreel footage and private sources, these images have been carefully chosen to give a broad appreciation and insight not only into the operations of the German armed forces, but also to the impact of the conflict on the home front, especially as it was brought home to the civilian population through the Allied bombing campaigns between 1942 and 1945. Brian Matthews narrates.
Online
2006
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Germany at War [electronic resource]: 1943-1945

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Culled from a wealth of German newsreel footage and private sources, these images have been carefully chosen to give a broad appreciation and insight not only into the operations of the German armed forces, but also to the impact of the conflict on the home front, especially as it was brought home to the civilian population through the Allied bombing campaigns between 1942 and 1945. Brian Matthews narrates.
Online
2006
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That Man, Peter Berlin

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Traces the life of gay icon Peter Berlin, from his childhood in Germany to his rise as a sex symbol in 1970s San Francisco.
DVD
2006; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)