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Cameraperson

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A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves these scenes and others into her film, a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Buying the Spirit [electronic resource]

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This powerful documentary presents a sympathetic view of voodooism in Haiti delving into the hidden world of voodoo practitioners and offering unique insight into a frequently misunderstood religion. Haitians turn to secret voodoo societies for support and protection and some to gain wealth and power. The stories offered here present an objective view of a religion that is important to so many and often maligned.
Online
2004
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Un Été Silencieux: Le Monde Extérieur ; Nuages Apportant la Nuit

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In the films, ethnologist and filmmaker Stéphane Breton lives among the Papuans in order to study their culture. In the second film, Stephane Breton discusses how the seizure of Western New Guinea by Indonesia may prevent any future visits to the Papuans. Stephane Breton is relunctant to tell them that this visit may be his last visit.
DVD
2009; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ten Minutes Older: The Cello

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"With complete creative freedom, eight internationally renowned directors bring their own unique interpretation of 'time' to the screen ... [This programme] takes in all human experience: birth, death, love, sex, the drama of the moment, history and ancient myth; and a great variety of locations from the jungles of South America to the streets of New York. Combined together in a feature film, their individual work gains new meanings and presents an intriguing and exciting experience for all film-lovers"--Container.; (Histoire d'eaux) As a means of coping with the present, an Indian migrant laborer in Italy has hopeful daydreams about the future and wistful reminiscences about the past.; (About time 2) The filmmaker, the writer, and the actors use three of the four split screens. In [...]
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Indian Amazonia: On the Path of the Jaguar

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"Deep inside the Brazilian and Ecuadorian rain forests, several indigenous tribes continue to live according to traditional customs--some violently defying outside influences. This program documents repeated attempts to pacify and often assimilate these vulnerable societies. Outlining the history of Amazonian colonization by Europeans, the film examines the work of researchers and activists such as Erwin Patzelt and the Villas Boas brothers, as well as the role of FUNAL, the impact of multinational corporations, and the influence of Christian missionaries. Viewers will learn extensive details about the Huaorani people, the Kampaeré and Anticumè Pata communities, and various Xingu tribes"--Container.
DVD
2009; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Through a Child's Eyes

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This film follows seven different children who live in poverty in seven different countries--India, Egypt, USA (New York), Romania, Cambodia, Rwanda and Brazil--who share their experiences of life in poverty so articulately while retaining their joyous spirit of childhood.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Wagner's Dream: The Making of the Metropolitan Opera's New Der Ring des Nibelungen

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"Wagner's dream takes you deep into the artistic and musical challenges of the epic Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner. Visionary director Robert Lepage begins a five-year journey to create the the most ambitious staging in Metropolitan Opera history, featuring a 90,000 pound set ("The Machine") conceived to meet Wagner's immense theatrical demands. The film follows heroic singers from rehearsals to performance as they take on many of the most daunting roles in opera."--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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China, the Great Leap Forward [electronic resource]

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The story of Wu Zhong, a young man who leaves his struggling rural Chinese family to seek his fortune in a big city. He finds a job in a textile factory and works under miserable conditions.
Online
1997
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The Japanese Nightmare [electronic resource]

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"In Japan, more and more young women are rebelling against the societal norm. They do not want to settle down, marry and have families. Instead, more and more have careers and live with their parents enabling them to have disposable income which they spend for their own enjoyment"--Original container.
Online
2002
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The Stakes of Islam [electronic resource]

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Documents how life, especially religious life for Muslims, has changed in Central Asia's Fergana Valley since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Online
2002; 2001
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Well-Founded Fear

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Explores the workings of the American Immigration and Naturalization Service which decide the fates of thousands of asylum-seekers.
DVD
2006; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Room 666

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During the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, Wenders asks a number of film directors from around the world to get, each one at a time, into a hotel room, turn on the camera and sound recorder, and, in solitude, answer a simple question: "What is the future of cinema?"
DVD
1982
Clemons (Stacks)