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1.

Queen Sugar: The Complete First Season

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After a family tragedy forces them back together, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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60 Minutes: Was It Murder?

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Memorial Medical Center was flooded in 10 feet of water and lost power for four days. But among the dead in the hospital were four people the attorney general claimed to have not died from illness or the horrific conditions in the hospital, but from murder. Morley Safer reports.
Online
2007; 2006
UVA Library (Item is on order)
3.

Girls Trip

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When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Other Side

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In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. Through this hidden pocket of humanity, Robert Minervini opens a window to the abyss of today's America.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

All the King's Men

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This is the story of working class hero Southern demagogue Willie Stark--rising from the mud of the back country--and his long climb to the top, followed by his longer drop to the bottom. Abetted by newspaper reporter Jack Burden, who becomes his chronicler, Stark's career begins with running for county treasurer and losing. Through law school, private practice, and finally as people's advocate against corruption, he moves up the political ladder. In his 2nd run for governor, Willie vows to give the people new hospitals, schools, roads -- and when he's elected, he delivers. But the more power he gets, the more corrupt he acts, until he's unrecognizable. He chases women, turns his family into photo-op props, and makes Burden his personal character assassin. Do the ends justify the mea [...]
DVD
2006; 1949
Law (Reserve Stacks) Map
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Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital

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"This documentary film includes never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews to tell the story of Charity Hospital, from its roots to its controversial closing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. From the firsthand accounts of healthcare providers and hospital employees who withstood the storm inside the hospital, to interviews with key players involved in the closing of Charity, Big Charity shares the untold, true story around its demise and sheds new light on the sacrifices made for the sake of progress."--Container.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Treme: The Complete Fourth Season

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New Orleans, 38 months after. The city's musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and others continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But the promise of recovery, heightened by the historic election of a new president, is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption, and the ongoing specter of violence and crime. In these five final episodes of Treme, New Orleans' protagonists strive to build their own legacy in this most iconic of American cities.
DVD
2014; 2013
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season

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Season six introduces several jarring storylines. As "Billith" comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging from a pool of blood at the end of season five, Louisiana governor Truman Burrell declares open season on vampires, replete with novel anti-vamp weapons and high-tech internment camp. Sookie and Jason steel themselves for an encounter with the killer of their parents; the mysterious and ancient Warlow.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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12 Years a Slave

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Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.
DVD
2014; 2013
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Treme: The Complete Third Season

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Rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city's recovery, with outside profiteers looking to cash in on short-term gains. The series' focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city.
DVD
2013; 2011
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season

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Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, season five goes deep into the battle between the Vampire Authority and 'vampire fundamentalists': a political power play whose outcome could decide not only the fate of Sookie and her Bon Temps friends, but of all human existence.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Treme: The Complete Second Season

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"Over a year has passed since Katrina, but residents are finding it harder than ever to rebuild their lives, much less hold on to their special cultural identity ... So why bother to stay? Because it's New Orleans. And New Orleans must go on."--Container.
DVD
2011
13.

True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season

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Follows the life and loves of Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic barmaid who lives in a small Louisiana town inhabited by both humans and vampires.
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Blaze

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True story of Louisiana governor who becomes involved with a stripper, setting off a political scandal.
DVD
2012
Clemons (CHECKED OUT)
15.

The Sons of Tennessee Williams

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Tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast culture of public "drag balls" that predates established gay liberation history in the U.S. by nearly ten years.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

The Princess and the Frog

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New Orleans. Arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana cross paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician. Tiana follows suit when she decides to kiss the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Mine

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"Documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in modern U.S. history: Hurricane Katrina. This gripping, character-driven story follows New Orleans residents as they attempt the daunting task of trying to reunite with their pets who have been adopted by families all over the country, and chronicles the custody battles that arise when two families love the same pet. Who determines the fate of the animals and the people involved? A compelling meditation on race, class and the power of compassion, MINE examines how we treat animals as an extension of how we view and treat each other"--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Louisiana Story

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Through the eyes of a young Cajun boy living on the Bayou, tells the story of disruption and change when an oil rig brings industry into his pristine world.
DVD
2003; 1948
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

If God Is Willing and DA Creek Don't Rise

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Directed by Spike Lee, this two-part, four hour documentary revisits New Orleans five years after Katrina, and four years since the premiere of Lee's landmark, triple Emmy-winning HBO documentary, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Featuring many of the principals seen in the first documentary, the new film opens with February's celebratory Super Bowl parade before delving into such issues as relocation, rebuilding, mental-health concerns, and more.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Treme: The Complete First Season

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Amid the ruins of an American city, ordinary people--musicians, chefs, residents--find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future. From the creators of The Wire comes a new series about adversity and the human spirit, set in New Orleans in the aftermath of the greatest man-made disaster in American history.
DVD
2011; 2010