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The Big Burn

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Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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River Ways [electronic resource]: A Dispute Over Fish in Idaho

What do you do when the fish disappear? That's the question haunting Idaho. It's become the center of a bitter debate. The solution - removing four dams on the Snake River - is as controversial as the problem. It could be the only way to save the fish, but it also has dire consequences for the 50,000 people who depend on the dams for their livelihood. On one side are the commercial fishermen who want the dams removed. On the other side the farmers say removing the dams will be the end of them. As this documentary points out, the solution will be a disaster for one side or the other.
Online
2011
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Georgia Rule

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Rachel is a rebellious teenager who is uncontrollable. With her latest car crash, Rachel has broken the final rule in mom Lily's San Francisco home. Lily hauls her daughter to the one place she swore she'd never return, her mother's Idaho farm. Georgia is not your typical sweet and doting grandmother. She lives her life by a number of unbreakable rules, demanding anyone who shares her home do the same. Now Georgia is saddled with raising the young woman and it will require each patient breath she takes to understand Rachel's fury. But as Rachel succumbs to her summer of misery, Georgia notices something is changing within her granddaughter. Given structure and responsibilities, Rachel is letting her guard down and learning compassion. Her journey will lead all three women to revelati [...]
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bachelor Farmer

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Bachelor Farmer is an intimate look at how a few gay men negotiate the challenges of small-town living in rural Kendrick, Idaho, population 369. In a place so small, no one can be a stranger. Being openly gay there isn t easy, but part of day-to-day small town living is dealing with difficult but necessary relationships. The gay men and the one gay woman profiled talk about the delicate balance between being "out" but not so far out as to antagonize their neighbors. They participate in the usual small town rituals of barbeques, Fourth of July parades, church on Sunday, and above all tending to the land. It is the love of the land they farm that has drawn them to this town--some have roots that go back generations, while others have settled to be with their friends. The cinematography [...]
Online
2007
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The Fall of '55

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A critical analysis of a gay sex scandal that occurred in Boise, Idaho in 1955. Therein, a group of male prostitutes (some as young as 15) began informing to the police on their clients, most of whom were married family men.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Heavy Metal [electronic resource]: An American Pollution Story

Heavy Metal explores the haunting controversy behind a century of silver-lead-zinc mining in Idaho's panhandle and reveals the dangerous health impacts it left behind for its inhabitants. The Silver Valley region is slated to become the largest Superfund in the nation.
Online
2005
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You Are My Sunshine [electronic resource]

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Online
2002
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Smoke Signals

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Story of the journey of two Coeur d'Alene Indian boys from Idaho to Arizona. Victor is the stoic, handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned his family. Thomas is a gregarious, goofy young man orphaned as an infant by a fire which Victor's father accidentally started while drunk. Thomas is a storyteller who makes every effort to connect with the people around him; Victor, in contrast, uses his quiet demeanor to gain strength and confidence. When Victor's estranged father dies in Arizona the two young men embark on a journey to recover his ashes. Along the way the two learn a number of life lessons from each other and those around them.
DVD
1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ruby Ridge

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Dramatization of the events surrounding the Weaver family and the episode at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1992.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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The Minidoka Project

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Workmen construct a canal with power shovels and ditchers to carry water from American Falls reservoir to fields. Shows potatoes, wheat, barley, alfalfa, and raspberries growing in irrigated fields and views of harvesting operations.
Online
1936