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41.

Hard Times in the Country: The Schools

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"This documentary explores the impact of the federal government?s War on Poverty on school systems in eastern Kentucky and describes how the "solutions" that were implemented often failed to meet the needs of the area?s children. Archival film of President and Mrs. Johnson?s 1964 visit to eastern Kentucky is intercut with the views of administrators, poverty workers, teachers, parents, and two generations of students. At the center of the program is the debate over consolidation of the schools in Breathitt County, Kentucky, where some rural children now spend twelve hours a day away from home due to the long bus ride to the town school. Hard Times in the Country also takes a hard look at the effectiveness of channeling certain children out of academic programs and into separate vocat [...]
VHS
1988; 1987
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42.

Le Ciel Est à Vous

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A bourgeois couple suddenly develop a passion for flying. Therese becomes a pilot and eventually breaks the women's non-stop, long distance flight record.
VHS
1995
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43.

The Nuremberg Trial

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"In 1945, an international court of judges from the U.S., England, France and the Soviet Union tried 22 top Nazi leaders, including Hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess. The defendants were charged with conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Twelve defendants were sentenced to death, seven received prison terms and three were acquitted"--Container.
VHS
1997; 1996
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44.

Huang Tu di: Yellow Earth

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The year is 1939. The life of a young peasant girl in Northern Shaanxi province is changed forever by a Communist soldier sent out to collect folk songs for the use of revolutionary armies.
VHS
1993; 1984
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45.

Tribes

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A flower child blossoms into a marine.
VHS
1988
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46.

A World of Food: Tastes & Taboos in Different Cultures

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Explores the variety of food likes and dislikes, food taboos, and food rules around the world. Shows that food behaviors are peculiar to given cultures and that each culture has its unwritten food etiquette rules.
DVD
2000
47.

Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films

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Documents the representation and involvement of the Chinese in American cinema from the silent era to the 21st century. While celebrating their contributions to American filmmaking a haunting and telling undercurrent of racism and stereotypes weaves its way in, suggestive of the difficulties that Chinese men and women found working in Hollywood -- particularly in the early years. As a historical footnote, Dong also makes film history by rediscovering and editing in footage from what is alleged to be the first Asian-American film ever made: the 1916 "The Curse of Quon Gwon," directed by Marion Wong.
DVD
2010; 2007
48.

In 500 Words or Less--

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Follows four students during their last year of high school as they prepare for entrance into college.
DVD
2009
49.

Welcome to Shelbyville

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"A glimpse of America at a crossroads. In one town in the heart of America's Bible Belt, a community grapples with rapidly changing demographics. Longtime African-American and White residents are challenged with how to integrate with a growing Latino population and the more recent arrival of hundreds of Somali refugees of Muslim faith." -- Container.
DVD
2010
50.

The Inner Circle

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When a young Communist is hired to be projectionist for Joseph Stalin's private movie screenings, he and his wife find themselves trapped deep inside the most brutal regime in history.
VHS
1992; 1991
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51.

March of Time Presents the Great Depression

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Documentary series takes a look at the world during the first half of the 20th century.
VHS
1995; 1937
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52.

Milagro En Roma: Miracle in Rome

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The story of Margarito Duarte, whose 7 year-old daughter dies suddenly. Visiting her grave 12 years later, he finds his daughter's body just as he left it. After his townspeople call the event a miracle, he tries to have his daughter declared a saint, but it will take a miracle of a different order to get his wish.
VHS
1991
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54.
BookDVD
2010
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55.

MM: Millennium

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A panoramic sweep over the last 1,000 years of the people, events and achievements that shaped the world. Filmed in 28 countries, each of the 10 episodes focuses on a single century, brought to life by five vignettes from five different locations around the world.
VHS
1999
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56.
BookDVD
2011
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57.

William Kentridge: Drawing the Passing

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Kentridge discusses the creative process of making his animated films, drawings, and theatre work. Shows him in the final stages of animating "Stereoscope" and includes excepts from various works. In his artistic works he has investigated the diseased, amnesiac consciousness of late and post-apartheid South Africa.
VHS
1999
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58.

73 Poems for 73 Years: Celebrating the Life of Lucille Clifton

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A memorial to celebrate the life of Lucille Clifton, an American poet, writer and educator.
DVD
2011; 2010
59.

Vietnam: Chronicle of a War

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Drawing upon the resources of the CBS News Archives, this program traces the history of the devastating conflict.
VHS
1984; 1981
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60.

Masters of Illusion

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Examines artistic and scientific discoveries of the Renaissance, focusing on the discovery of perspective and the development of visual tools that create the magic of illusion.
VHS
1991
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