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The Breaks of the Mountain: The Russell Fork Gorge

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"Documentary about issues an Appalachian coalmining community faces while developing a tourist economy around a river gorge. The video focuses on the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River as it flows from Haysi, Virginia to Elkhorn City, Kentucky. The tape looks at the threats extractive industry present to this rare gorge, explores the promise of a sustainable ecotourism economy, and discusses the effects too much tourism brings to the quality of life in a small town"--Publisher's catalog.
VHS
1999
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Applewise

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Apple growers in Wise County, Virginia discuss the various social and economic influences that have impacted their crops during the past several decades.
VHS
1997
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Death at Jamestown

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Looks at various explanations for the large number of deaths of settlers at Jamestown, the first British colony in the New World. Reviews earlier explanations, such as starvation or diseases like malaria or typhoid fever, and examines new theories, such as sabotage through arsenic poisoning.
VHS
2004; 2001
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In Our Own Words: Voices of Virginia Indians

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The result of a two-year oral history project, this video is an overview of the history of Virginia's eight recognized tribes and features interviews with the chiefs, historic photographs, dance scenes from powwows, and Native American music.
VHS
2002
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This Black Soil: A Story of Resistance and Rebirth

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Chronicles the successful struggle of Bayview, Virginia, a small and severely improverished rural African-American community to overcome the state of Virginia's plans for building a prison in their backyard, and under the leadership of visionary women, building a new community from the grounds up.
VHS
2004
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Unearthing Secret America

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Archeological digs at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown yield clues to the daily life of slaves.
VHS
2002
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The Lynchburg Story

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This film charts the history of the American eugenics program under which 80,000 inmates in state institutions have been compulsorily sterilized. In Virginia between 1905 and 1972, several thousand children deemed by the state as unfit to reproduce were taken from their families and forced to live in the Lynchburg Colony. Victims recall their experiences of beatings, solitary confinement and other abuses.
VHS
1993
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8.

Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

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Evaluates the authenticity of the earliest source, "The Confessions of Nat Turner", assembled by a white Virginia lawyer from jailhouse interviews. It then follows the controvery over the Nat Turner story played out through history. Alvin Poussaint and Ossie Davis recall how Nat Turner became a hero in the Black community. Religious scholar Vincent Harding and legal scholar Martha Minow reflect on America's attitudes toward terrorism. One of the most bitter race battles of the 1960s is reexamined, when William Styron published his novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner.
VHS
2002
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Store Wars

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In the U.S., Wal-Mart opens a new mega-store every two business days. Explores the impact of discount chain stores on American society and its values, and examines a local democracy in action--how one community reaches a difficult decision. Follows events in Ashland, Va., over a one-year period, from the first stormy public hearing that galvanizes residents' opposition until the Town Council takes a final vote on the proposed Wal-Mart Store. Arguments for the store and against it are articulated and hotly debated. Includes comments from the mayor, Town Council members who will eventually make the decision, Wal-Mart representatives, and citizens who organize to block the store. Intended to offer a critical view of the Big Box industry as a whole, and to present all viewpoints on this [...]
VHS
2001
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The Ground Beneath Our Feet Virginia History Since the Civil War: Massive Resistance

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Virginia residents discuss segregation in the 1950's. The video discusses how the state of Virginia fought the integration of schools with the argument of separate by equal.
VHS
2000
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A Perfect Candidate

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In 1994 former Marine Oliver North ran for the U.S. Senate against Charles Robb. This video documents the race.
VHS
1996
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Brunswick Stew: The Pride of Brunswick County Virginia

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Documentary which tours Virginia towns known for brunswick stew. Virginians claim it all began in Brunswick County, Virginia. Stewmasters from Georgia and Virginia vie for prizes in the "stew wars".
VHS
1998
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13.

Blues Houseparty

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Some of America's greatest traditional blues-makers get together at home to swap songs from the old days and stories of what those days were like. Featuring John Cephas, Archie Edwards, John Dee Holeman, Quentin "Fris" Holloway, James Jackson, John Jackson, Cora Jackson, Flora Molton, Phil Wiggins, and Larry Wise. Includes interviews and performances.
VHS
1989
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14.

Powerhouse for God

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A documentary about Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Stanley, Va. Focuses on the pastor, John Sherfey and his family, and on the congregation and "how they bring meaning to their lives through songs, prayers, sermons, and life sciences.
VHS
1986
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15.

Building Committee: Holl/van Valkenburgh

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A presentation for the addition to the School of Architecture and the meeting of the building committee.
VHS
1996
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Never Ask Permission: Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond

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In her talk about her mother, Elisabeth Scott Bocock, an upper class woman in Richmond, Ms. Hitz gave a brief family history, and spoke about her mother as a person during the times and social climate in which she lived. Ms. Hitz described the way her mother worked for historic preservation in Richmond.
VHS
2005
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Davis V. Prince Edward County, Farmville, Virginia

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Discusses his experiences in the civil rights movement, especially events involving the student coalition to strike and Dorothy E. Davis et al. v County School Board of Prince Edward County, Va.
VHS
2006
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18.

Spare the Child

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A videorecording designed to help divorced/separated parents who need to decide what custody/visitation arrangements to implement for their children, and shows how parents can help their children through this transition of their family life.
VHS
1998; 1997
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Virginia's Health Practitioners' Intervention Program: Caring for Caregivers

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Describes the goals, functions, and structure of the Health Practitioners' Intervention Program (HPIP), which contracts with Virginia Monitoring, Inc., to provide medical and addiction intervention services to health personnel.
VHS
2000
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20.

Writing Collaborative History: UVA and the Monacan Indian Nation

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A discussion of the collaboration of university archaeologists with Monacan Indians to write a history of that Native American tribe; shows that a cooperative relationship between archaeologists and Native Americans is both possible and beneficial.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)