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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)
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Iceman Reborn

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Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is the oldest human mummy on Earth. Now, newly discovered evidence sheds light not only on this mysterious ancient man, but on the dawn of civilization in Europe.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Eternal Light: A Historical Retrospective

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Documentary brings to life the Peabody Award-winning radio and television series, The Eternal Light, which was produced by the Jewish Theological Seminary and NBC during the heyday of radio and the rise of television. The first religious program ever to present its message in dramatic form, its 2,000 episodes formed a new paradigm for faith broadcasting and American Jewish identity.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

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Examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is Salazar's transformation from a mainstream, middle-of-the-road reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed under mysterious circumstances by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to the Latino community, which had often criticized his reporting during his lifetime. Includes interviews with Salazar's friends, colleagues, family members, and Salazar's own words culled from personal writings.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Startalk: With Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Science, pop culture and comedy collide in National Geographic's talk show hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Along with celebrity guests and comic co-hosts, the show explores a variety of cosmic topics and collides pop culture with science.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Transatlantic Slave Trade

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Take a journey across four continents to discover more about the transatlantic slave trade which saw twelve million slaves taken out of Africa and two million killed. The journey begins in West Africa, with visits to ports in Benin, Ghana, Senegal, and the Cape Verde Islands from where slaves were shipped across the Atlantic. Follow their path to the Americas, with visits to sugar and cotton plantations formerly worked by slaves in Brazil, the United States, and the Caribbean. Next, visit the City of London, home to England's most famous companies and institutions that both profited from the slave trade and helped abolish it. Finally, visit carnivals in Rio de Janeiro, Trinidad, and London to celebrate the cultural legacy of slave culture.
DVD
2010; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Day the Universe Changed

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This series traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops.
DVD
2009; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
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Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy

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Brian Sewell follows the footsteps of young 18th century British aristocrats undertaking a grand tour through Italy, exploring art, architecture, manners and mores with erudition and wit. He journeys through Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, Siena, and Milan showcasing cathedrals, palazzos, paintings and sculptures while giving insight into the travels and travails of tourists past.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Dam/Age: A Film With Arundhati Roy

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Traces writer Arundhati Roy's bold and controversial campaign against the Narmada Valley dam project in India, a massive undertaking that would drown fertile farmlands and displace over a million people. Follows the events that led to her arrest for contempt of court.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Satchmo

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"Satchmo. There are few people in this country -- or around the world -- who will not recognize the name. Louis Armstrong embodied 20th century American culture... No other performer of his era had such a profound effect as a singer as well as an instrumentalist... With over a dozen of his classic film performances, ... numerous live concert and television performances [and] ... never-before-seen home movies and newly discovered 1935 Chicago nightclub footage"--Container.
DVD
2011; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers

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In the vicinity of New York's Hudson River Valley, the Adirondack Mountains, Catskill Mountains, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a group of American painters led by British born artist Thomas Cole forged an artistic vision of the American wilderness. This was the first American school of landscape painting.
DVD
2016; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lance Loud!: A Death in an American Family

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Presents a documentary follow-up on the life and death of Lance Loud, the eldest son in the 1970s television documentary An American family and the first openly gay person on television.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sacred Journeys With Bruce Feiler

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Retraces some of the world's most ancient, meaningful and challenging religious pilgrimages. Viewers travel alongisde contemporary seekers as they explore breathaking locations, fascinating history, and ancient religious traditions.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief

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"... [A] look inside the controversial religion from Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney. The film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, exploring the psychological impact of blind faith, how the church attracts new followers and keeps hold of its A-list celebrity devotees."--Container.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Art of the Western World

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Historian Michael Wood leads a nine-part tour through 2,500 years of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture, filmed at over 150 locations in eight countries and featuring commentary by historians and scholars.
DVD
2011; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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DVD
2015; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial

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"Judgment day: intelligent design on trial" captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania, in a landmark battle over the teaching of evolution in public schools. In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students about an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design--the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and so must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply, and both parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state. ... Featuring trial reenactments based on court transcripts and interviews with key participants and expert scient [...]
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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21 Up South Africa: Mandela's Children

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In South Africa a group of children, first filmed in 1992 at the age of 7, are now 21. Rich and poor, black, white and mixed race, these fascinating and revealing portraits offer unique insights into the social and political upheavals that have occurred throughout South Africa since the crumbling of apartheid. From township slums to apartheid-era mansions to the bushveldt, these children, now young adults, have experienced a multitude of change. See them age from 7 to 21 and learn that AIDS has claimed the lives of three of these children.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Planet in Peril: A CNN Worldwide Investigation

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Takes viewers around the globe and highlights the issues that are threatening the world's environment. Filmed in 13 countries, uncovering places where environmental change is not a theory or a future forecast but a crisis happening in real time. Brings the stories behind the statistics and focuses on today's environmental threats and their impact on tomorrow.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jerusalem: Center of the World

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The story of the world's most incredible city, capturing the rich mosaic of the city's Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities. Covering a history of over 4,000 years, the film explores the founding of the city, and the birth and convergence of the world's three major monotheistic religions, and the key events in Jerusalem's history as described in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles, the Talmud, the Hagaddah, the Koran, and the Hadith. Highlights include: Mount Moriah, the site of the First and Second Temples; the Church of the Holy Sepulcher; the Dome of the Rock; and the Western Wall.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)