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1.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

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"Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming - despite the odds"--Container.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Rape of Recy Taylor

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Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

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""In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it." So begins Travis Wilkerson's critically-acclaimed, immensely powerful documentary, which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident and the societal mores that allowed it to happen." -- Container.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Who Owns Water

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"It's a conflict once unthinkable in the deep green South. Three states are locked in battle over the diminishing fresh water that saw Atlanta go from a small town to the largest growing city in the US. Who's in control? It depends on who you talk to. In this stunningly-shot, award-winning documentry film, brothers Michael and David Hanson return to the source of their childhood river and paddle it to the Gulf of Mexico to take you deep into the Water Wars. Everything comes down to one question. whoownswater.org" -- from website
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Woodlawn

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In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School football team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds. Their dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate leads to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar, Tony Nathan.
DVD
2016; 2015
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Muscle Shoals

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"Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the 'Muscle Shoals sound' and the Swampers, the house band at FAME Studios that eventually left to start its own successful studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound"--Container.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (CHECKED OUT)
7.

Hart of Dixie: The Complete Second Season

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More love, laughs and Hart in a small Southern town! Season two opens with native New Yorker Dr. Zoe Hart continuing her medical practice and beginning to find roots in tiny BlueBell, Alabama. As if Zoe's sizzling connection with bad boy bartender Wade Kinsella and strong emotional ties to sexy lawyer George Tucker aren't enough to send her over the edge, an election scandal is brewing between her best friend, Mayor Lavon Hayes, and his opponent, an old flame and former rival of Lemon Breeland. When a handsome new doctor arrives in the quirky town, romance is almost as contagious as the flu. Not even Lemon's daddy, Dr. Brick Breeland, is immune to love's charms. Don't miss these 22 irresistible episodes of the dramatic comedy that celebrates big love, small towns and steamy Southern [...]
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Jayne Mansfield's Car

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It₂s 1969 in a small Alabama town, and the death of a quirky clan's long-estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families for the funeral. But do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart or expose truths that could lead to the most unexpected collisions of all?
DVD
2013; 2012
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Selma: The City and the Symbol

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Program was filmed during the 50-mile march from Selma to Richmond, Alabama, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Presents a concise history of Selma, along with the brutal reactions to the protest in the weeks just prior to the march. Dr. King also comments on the first day from the vanguard of this civil rights milestone. Interviews with black and white residents of Selma portray the city in two very different ways.
DVD
2004; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

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"In March 1931, two white women stepped from a boxcar in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The trials of the nine young men would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions and give birth to the civil rights movement."--Container.
DVD
2005; 2002
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Kati With an I

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Presents an intimate portrait of 18-year-old Kati Genthner as she prepares to graduate from high school. Examines Kati's relationship with her parents and boyfriend and explores her apprehensions about the future.
DVD
2012; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Big Jim Folsom: The Two Faces of Populism

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An examination of the history and politics of the American South in the one and a half decades following the end of World War II, as seen through the story of Alabama's colorful populist governor, James E. "Big Jim" Folsom, Alabama's governor from 1947-1951 and 1955-1959.
DVD
1996
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Body Snatchers

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The Malone family moves to an army base, where the father, a chemist with the Environmental Protection Agency, is assigned to check on stored waste material. Invading cells from outer space take over the bodies of the people on the base, including Mrs. Malone.
DVD
1999; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

The Dhamma Brothers

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An overcrowded maximum-security prison is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. A dramatic tale of human potential and transformation that closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

My Cousin Vinny

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Two carefree pals (Macchio and Whitfield) traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, Vincent Gambini (Pesci) is the cousin of one of them and he is a lawyer. Vinny is a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try and has never been in court. When cousin Vinny arrives with his leather-clad girlfriend (Tomei) to handle his first case, it's a real shock - for both Vinny and the Deep South.
DVD
2009; 1992
16.

The Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend

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An all-black community founded by freed slaves after the Civil War, Gee's Bend is nestled into a curve in the Alabama River southwest of Selma. The women of Gee's Bend quilt, using any piece of material available--from feed sacks to old work clothes. Being one of the only creative outlets these women had, the women developed unique techniques and styles, comparable to the great artistic enclaves of the Italian Renaissance. In 1994, these quiltmakers were "discovered" an art historian. Now their humble quilts, made to keep families in drafty log cabins warm, hang in museums and sell for thousands of dollars. This is their story.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Hounddog

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Set in rural Alabama in the late 1950s, Lewellen lives with her stern grandmother, Grammie, but spends most of her time with her much-adored Daddy in his dilapidated shack. Daddy's wild side is tempered by his beautiful but troubled girlfriend, Ellen, who has a mysterious history but calming influence on the lonely, young girl. Lewellen is deeply talented and finds comfort and safety, as well as a place to put her hurt and rage, in the music of Elvis Presley. When Elvis Presley comes to town for a concert, Lewellen is desperate to go but has no money for a ticket. In a naïve attempt to get a ticket, Lewellen falls into a compromising situation that steals her innocence and leaves her feeling even more alone and hopeless. It is up to the caretaker, Charles, to help Lewellen overcome t [...]
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & to Kill a Mockingbird

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Fifty years after winning the Pulitzer Prize, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved best seller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th century. Mary McDonagh Murphy's Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee, including why she never published again. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Rivers Wash Over Me

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After his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. Sequan finds refuge in a friendship with a troubled girl who astutely hones in on his true sexuality and introduces him to her younger brother, who has a lot in common with Sequan.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio

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Through the Rural Studio, architecture students design and build affordable housing for Jimmie Lee Matthews.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)