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1.

Triple Consciousness

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"Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker, producer and cinematographer whose award-winning films and installation work address the collision of identities, where the African immigrant located in the United States has a "triple consciousness." Owusu interprets Du Bois' notion of double consciousness and creates a third cinematic space or consciousness, representing diverse identities including feminism, queerness and African immigrants interacting in African, white American, and black American culture."--Container
DVD
2019; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Dreaming Rivers

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After the death of their mother, who emigrated to England from St. Lucia to be with their father, two sisters and a brother of white English and Black Caribbean parentage attempt to fathom her psyche, her homesickness and depression after their father left the family, and their own ambiguous sense of identity and belonging.
DVD
1997; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Far From the Tree

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"FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity."--Container.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tea With the Dames

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Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of the time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable awards between them. They are also longtime friends who invite viewers to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight.
DVD
2019; 2018
Law (CHECKED OUT)
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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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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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Red Power Energy

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"Uniquely intimate, provocative and told from the Native perspective, with a nearly all-Native film crew and all-Native Advisory Council, Red Power Energy is a multi-media documentary that combines engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism. Featured are Western and Great Plains American Indian tribes in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. From tribes mining coal, drilling oil and fracking natural gas to a coalition of tribes and individuals building sustainable wind farms and small scale residential solar, an engrossing story emerges that showcases America's indigenous population reclaiming their right of self-determination. From a historically passive role in mineral extraction that frequently left their resource-rich reservations either leased out for pe [...]
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hale County This Morning, This Evening

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"Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming - despite the odds"--Container.
DVD
2018
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Muros

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When the Berlin Wall fell, we filed the idea of the separation walls as part of the past. The reality is exactly the opposite. Never before have so many walls been built. There are thousands of kilometers of fences, fences, barbed wire and walls in the most distant and different parts of the planet. This film tells real stories of people living on both sides of very different walls.
DVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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London

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See a side of London that few tourists will ever see. Director Patrick Keiller's fictional guide Robinson, an eccentric academic, takes the viewer to historic sites associated with authors such as Poe and Baudelaire, where pollution, urban blight and IRA bomb scares have changed the flavor of the beloved city forever.
DVD
2017; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal

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"In the 1960s, federally funded urban renewal projects destroyed hundreds of working-class urban communities across America. Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal chronicles how one such project impacted the Hudson Valley city of Kingston, New York, demolishing nearly 500 buildings and displacing thousands of people. Interviews with former residents bring the destroyed neighborhood back to life--its bars, clothing stores, and bakeries--and dozens of stunning slides by Gene Dauner celebrate block after block of handsome 19th-century brick buildings just prior to their demolition. Urban planners, city officials, and historians discuss how suburbanization and misguided federal policies devastated cities and how Kingston still struggles with urban renewal's troubled legacy-even as the f [...]
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Walls

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The world is increasingly divided by walls, physically separating the human beings living on either side of them. Brilliant editing connects people living and working on both sides of the controversial barriers between Mexico and the U.S., Spain and Morocco, Israel and Palestine and South Africa and Zimbabwe. This cinematic investigation explores the building and maintenance of these WALLS as a growing global phenomenon.
Online
2015
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Intelligent Lives

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Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities -- Micah, Naieer, and Naomie -- who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the United States.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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Conformity and Independence

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This film examines classic research asking why people conform, obey, and dissent in various social situations and presents social psychology's main findings and principles in the areas of conformity and independence. Sherif's experiments on norm formation, Asch's work on group pressure to conform and Crutchfield's variation, Kelman's three processes of compliance, and Moscovici's theoretical views are all covered.
Online
1975
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Mind Over Money: How Human Psychology and Finance Interact

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Investigates the shattering impact the recent global financial meltdown had on how economists think. Why did so few of the brightest minds in finance not only fail to predict the crash but also argue that it was impossible? With insights from experts and scientific experiments that highlight the hidden money drives in us all, explore a seismic shift in our efforts to understand the marketplace.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America's First Blockbuster

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"In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), and numerous clips from the technically groundbreaking but racially astounding epic"--Case.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

7 Steps to Sticky Heaven

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Explores the phenomenon of "sticky rice" (slang for Asian men who are attracted to other Asian men) through head interviews, rice washing, cooking and eating with ten young Asian men in San Francisco.
DVD
2014; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Ninth Floor

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In an apartment above Fifth Avenue, some thirty young people live in a vortex of drug addiction and despair. Jessica Dimmock enters this world, exploring what has been lost and what may be recovered.
Online
2018; 2007
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When the Brain Goes Wrong

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This videorecording presents brief descriptions of seven brain disorders: schizophrenia, manic depression, addiction, epilepsy, stroke, head injury, and headaches. Descriptions of each are given by physicians, clients and their families who relate their experiences with the differenet diseases.
Online
2018; 1992
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Human Zoo: The Final Journey of Calafate

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At the end of the 19th century, four groups of indigenous people were taken from Chile by a German businessman and were shown as animals in different fairs and public exhibitions in several Europeans cities, including Berlin, Leipzig, and symbolic places such as the area surrounding the Eiffel Tower. The Human Zoo retraces the disturbing and moving journey of the abducted natives and surprises with every new discovery--including the remains of five members of the Kawesqar culture found at the Anthropological Department of the University of Zurich.
Online
2018; 2011