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Rothstein's First Assignment: A Story About Documentary Truth

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"Director Richard Robinson (The Beekeepers) retraces Rothstein's steps by interviewing descendants of the mountain people and beautifully weaving them together with a 1964 audio interview of Rothstein, archival newsreel footage, and clips from the specious documentary "Hollow Folk." During the course of his research, Robinson discovered evidence that Rothstein's images were not pure documentation. Instead, they were often staged for the camera. Digging beneath the official story, the film unearths an unsettling link between propaganda and documentary, and raises troubling questions about the photographer's complicity in the displacement of thousands of people for "progress." Robinson's most chilling discovery, though, is the forced institutionalization and sterilization of mountain [...]
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Beguiled

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At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tensions, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Beguiled

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Clint Eastwood plays a wounded Union soldier hidden by a girls' academy in the South during the Civil War.
DVD
2016; 1970
Clemons (Stacks)
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Williamsburg, the Story of a Patriot

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A realistic dramatization of life in colonial Williamsburg, telling the story of John Fry, a fictitious Virginia plantation owner involved in events which will lead to the American Revolution. Tells of the crucial years when every colonist faced the issues of submitting to taxation without representation, resisting pressure on a sister colony, meeting force with force, and taking the final step of complete independence.
DVD
2004; 1957
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Loving Story

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Documentary about the case of Richard & Mildred Loving, a white man & a black woman who were convicted by the state of Virginia for the crime of marrying across racial lines in the late 1950s.
DVD
2011
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Marching Band

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Documentary following students in the marching bands at the University of Virginia and Virginia State University and their involvement in Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Virginia in the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Remembrance

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Nine twenty-minute segments explore the United States' Civil War, including: causes, military campaigns, soldier life, the home front, slavery, and more. Includes commentaries by nationally-recognized scholars as well as photographs, on-site filming, living history and re-enactments.
DVD
2009
Special Collections
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Digging for Slaves

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Explores excavations of 18th-century slave quarters on Middleburg Plantation near Charleston; at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, whose slave holdings seem so irreconcilable with his expressed views on human freedom; and at Colonial Williamsburg, which until recently suppressed information about the lives of the slaves, who made up over half the town's population.
DVD
2004; 1989; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Up the Ridge: A U. S. Prison Story

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"An in-depth look at the United States prison industry and the social impact of moving hundreds of thousands of inner-city minority offenders to distant rural outposts"--Container. Focuses on Wallens Ridge State Prison, a maximum security prison in rural Virginia, to which numerous prisoners from Connecticut were formerly transferred.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery

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A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. The first episode, Terrible transformation, examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival. In the second episode, Revolution, while the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within as men and women fight to define what America will be. When the War of Independence is won, black people, both enslaved and free, seize on the language of freedom eve [...]
DVD
2006; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Secret Service

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The Phoenix Theatre production of William Gillette's 1895 spy thriller, set in Richmond, Virginia in 1864. Tells the tale of a Union spy working to seize control of the Richmond telegraph office. Posing as a wounded Confederate captain named Thorne, the spy's false orders to a Confederate Army commander raise the suspicions of a southern agent, who uses a local girl in love with Thorne as his reluctant accomplice to set a trap.
DVD
2002; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
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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
Ivy (By Request)
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Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery

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Nearly ten years in the making, this landmark six-hour film series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography and riveting first-person accounts. [It] helps define the reality of slavery's past through the insightful commentary of a wide range of voices including General Colin Powell, authors John Edgar Wideman and Barry Unsworth and leading scholars. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett it offers unparalleled understanding - from slavery's birth in the early 1600s through the violent onset of civil war in 1860.
DVD
2000; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Coming Pandemic: Is the U.S. Prepared?

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Mark A. Rothstein, J.D. (Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine, and Director, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky) discussed the three historical examples of influenza (the 1918 Spanish flu, the 1957 Asian flu, and the 2003 SARS epidemic) and focused on prevention/preparation and control provided by health care providers and hospitals. Rothstein looked at facilities, staffing, finance, and other health care services. Lisa Kaplowitz, M.D. M.S.H.A. (Deputy Commissioner for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia) described the broad approach, planning, and testing that the state of Virginia has been investigating and designing.
DVD
2005
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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The Eighth Evacuation Hospital: The University of Virginia's Hospital Unit in World War II

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Dr. John L. Guerrant delivers his memoirs of the Eighth Evacuation Hospital, the University of Virginia's Hospital Unit in World War II.
VHS
2001
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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What's to Become of Hospice?

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The success and problems of local and state-wide efforts and the impact of Medicare funding on the hospice movement are discussed.
Video U-Matic
1984
Health Sciences (Ivy)
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After Ten Years: The Court and the Schools

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The 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling made it clear that segregation would not be tolerated and that states must comply with federal law. In this program, filmed ten years after Brown, news correspondents report on the mixed progress made toward integrating public schools in Nashville, New Rochelle, New Orleans and Prince Edward County, Virginia. Stumbling blocks such as faculty segregation, busing and segregational zoning are examined. A discussion featuring Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Georgia Governor Carl Sanders and Ex-Secretary of the NAACP, Roy Wilkins concludes the program.
VHS
2000; 1964
Ivy (By Request)
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English Settlement [electronic resource]: 1607-1691

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By exploring the origins of values, cultures, and economies that developed in 17th century English settlements in New England and Virginia, Professor Miller reveals that cultural divisions between the North and South have existed throughout American history.
Online
2000