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1.

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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En Man Som Heter Ove =: A Man Called Ove

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Ove, a grumpy, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, decides to give up on life until an unlikely friendship develops with a boisterous young family that moves in next door.
DVD
2016; 2015
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Cup

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Damien Oliver is a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident that reflects the way their father died 27 years earlier. After a series of discouraging defeats Damien teams with Dermot Weld to win one of the most thrilling finales in sporting history. Based on a true story.
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Jihad for Love

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"First feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between Islam and homosexuality ... The film travels a wide geographic arc presenting us lives from India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and France. Always filming in secret and as a Muslim, [filmmaker] Parvez [Sharma] makes the film from within the faith, depicting Islam with the same respect that the film's characters show for it"--Container.
DVD
2007
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Green Wave

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"The Green Wave uses actual blog entries, tweets and cell phone video, along with eyewitness accounts, expert interviews and animated sequences to tell the story behind Iran's youth-driven Green Revolution and the Government's violent response. The film captures the spirit of hope and possibility that united the protesters and that has since spread across the Middle East ... Director Ali Samadi Ahadi used thousands of entries in Iranian blogs and social media websites to create two fictional characters, students whose hopes, fears and experiences with terror at the hands of government security thugs filter through the movie. These deeply moving fictional 'storylines' have been animated and supplemented with interviews with prominent human rights campaigners and exiled Iranians to com [...]
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Iran: The Forgotten Glory

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"Shot in over 60 locations in the province of Fars and 5 years in the making, "Iran, the forgotten glory," is the first independent documentary film series taking the audience on a journey into the depths of ancient Persian civilization, capturing the majesty and the splendor of the Achaemenid and Sassanid empires and their influence on world history, religion, art and culture by revealing the ancient tales hidden in the ruins and reliefs which exist today as a testament to their legacy"--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Divorce Iranian Style

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Looks inside an Iranian divorce court and shows how women are treated under Islamic law.
DVD
2003; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bab'Aziz: Bābā ʻAzīz : The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul

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Bab'Aziz (Bābā ʻAzīz), a very old blind dervish is on his way to a place unknown where a Sufi gathering is to take place. Guiding him across a sea of sand is his granddaughter Ishtar, a little girl, who loves her grandpa but who is afraid they might never reach their destination, all the more as the meeting is organized only once every thirty years. But Bab'Aziz is undeterred. He knows that if he "listens to the infinite silence of the desert with his heart" he will find the place. While making their way, they meet strange persons and Bab'Aziz tells Ishtar strange tales.
DVD
2009; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Altiplano

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"High in the breathtaking, majestic Andes of Peru, silent but deadly traces of mercury -- remnants of long-ago silver mining -- bring illness and death to a local village. Seeking retribution, the villagers mistakenly attribute the outbreak to Western doctors who work in the mountains. Two women -- the fiance of a villager killed in the accident and the wife of a doctor murdered in the riot -- are brought together in this haunting yet ravishingly beautiful film about our divided yet inextricably intertwined world."--Container.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Half Moon: Niwemang

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Mamo is an iconic Kurdish musician in the twilight of his life and failing health, must lead a dozen of his sons to Iraq for a concert to celebrate the fall of Saddam Hussein and the end of his repression of Kurdish music. Their plan is to drive across the border between Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan, but the road will be long and winding and the local wise man has predicted calamity. The men will encounter the most sublime visions alongside the most horrendous brutality. First they must pick up Hesho, Mamo's exiled singer and muse. Her voice represents a divine, transformative power, and Mamo is left in a state of grace no one could ever have anticipated.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Iran: Seven Faces of a Civilization

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Visual recreation of modern and ancient Iran.
BookDVD
2007
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Feminine Breeze: Arts and Freedom in Iran

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A film by German filmmaker Antje Beyen shows how Iranian women reconcile their modern identities with the values of their religious system. Covers internationally recognized women in karate (Afsaneh Bagheri), theater (Pari Saberi), photography (Shadi Ghardirian), film (Tamineh Milani), poetry (Simin Behbahani), and media (Asieh Amini).
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Afghan Star

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In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to the country. Since 2005, millions have been tuning in to Tolo TV's wildly popular American idol-style series, Afghan star. Like its Western predecessors, people compete for a cash prize and record deal. More surprisingly, the contest is open to everyone across the country despite gender, ethnicity, or age.
DVD
2010; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Afghanistan: The Lost Truth

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Documents Iranian filmmaker Yassamin Maleknasr's journey across Afghanistan from Herat to Balkh. Presents a vivid portrait of both the Afghani people and their country, from an Iranian perspective.
DVD
2008; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Shahrbanoo

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Shahrbanoo: The filmmakers capture their shared encounter of an American woman with a strictly-conservative Iranian family. Wife and husband team Melissa and Hamid, after arriving at her mother-in-law's house, are befriended by Shahrbanoo, housekeeper to the filmmaker's family, and who invites Melissa to a family gathering. Living in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Tehran, Shahrbanoo (Farsi for "Matriarch") introduces Melissa to an intense cultural exchange about subjects ranging from women's place in society to American foreign policy. The film depicts a range of marked differences that nonetheless are accompanied by a deeper layer of commonalities allowing connections across cultural gulfs.; Sir Alfred of Charles de Gaulle Airport: A documentary regarding the case of Mehran K [...]
DVD
2008; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

View From a Grain of Sand: Three Women, Three Wars : Stories of Survival From Afghanistan

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Shot over a three-year period in the refugee camps of north-western Pakistan and in the war-torn city of Kabul, three women's personal stories are portrayed within the larger context of international interference, war, and the rise of religious fundamentalists in Afghanistan.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

The Beauty Academy of Kabul

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A group of Western hairstylists open a beauty academy for Afghani women in post-Taliban Kabul.
DVD
2006; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Kabul Transit

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"In the broken cityscape of Kabul, Afghanistan, amid the dust and rubble of war, Westerners and Afghans adjust to the uncertain possibilities of peace. [The film] shuttles through the broken streets of the city, moving between public space and private, listening in on conversations, posing questions, probing the darker alleys mainstream media avoids ... Rejecting the usual device of narration and portraiture, the film asks the viewer to experience Kabul as a newly arrived visitor would"--Container.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

11'09"01: September 11

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Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samīrā Makhmalbāf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yūsuf Shāhīn presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovič presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continui [...]
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Iran, a Revolution Betrayed

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A historical documentary on the emotional muddle of Iranian political and religious turmoil of recent years. Looks at the career of the Shah and the triumph of Khomeini. Shows how the revolution began to devour its own as liberals fought conservatives, national minorities were crushed, and the dissident were eliminated through secret trials and executions.
DVD
2013; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)