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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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Loving

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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
DVD
2017
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The Loving Story

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On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage.
Online
2017; 2011
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Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA

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"In the early 1960's Robert Simon had a vision for Amercian life that was radically different from 1950's post-war suburban sprawl. Simon dreamed of "another way of living" that valued community, nature, diversity and social equity. This innovative planner set out to build a new kind of walkable suburban community that integrated citizens across racial, economic, and religious divides. Inspired by the hill towns of Italy, Simon's ambitious vision was realized in Reston, Virginia." -- Container.
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Clinchco: Story of a Mining Town

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Story of the small mining town of Clinchco, Virginia as told by the town citizens.
DVD
2015; 1973
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Loving Story

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On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage.
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Waltons Movie Collection

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Six made-for-TV movies chronicling the life of the Walton family from the late 1940s to the late 1960s.
DVD
2010
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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Remember the Titans

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A drama of forced high school integration in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. After leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, white football coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by African-American Herman Boone, tough, opinionated and as different from Yoast as could be. The two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions. A rousing celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony.
DVD
2001; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Our Island Home

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"In this poignant documentary from award-winning filmmaker James Spione, three former denizens of the long-lost settlement of Broadwater recall their unique way of life on a remote barrier island off Virginia's Eastern Shore. Featuring rare archival photographs of the evocative landscapes and sturdy families who once inhabited this austere and beautiful area, Our island home provides a moving, eye-opening account of a little known chapter in American coastal history."
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pocahontas

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In 1607, the Virginia Company sends a ship from England to America to stake a claim on the New World and bring back the gold that is rumored to be abundant there. Ambitious Governor Ratcliffe is head of the expedition, but well-known explorer and adventurer John Smith is the natural leader. Well-armed, the men anticipate easily fighting off any one they encounter, but John Smith's first meeting with a native is not at all what he expects. Chief Powhatan's daughter, Pocahontas resists taking life seriously, although her father wishes for her to marry and take her place as a leader of her people. As Pocahontas and John Smith fall in love, however, both find that their lives are going in directions they never anticipated.
DVD
2005; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine and the Exploitation of Black Bodies

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"The practice of disinterring cadavers (grave robbing or bodysnatching) for purposes of medical dissection was widespread in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States. Those individuals whose job was to secure bodies for the dissecting labs of medical colleges were known as Resurrectionist. Richmond, Virginia during the 1800's was a bustling market for the domestic trade in enslaved Africans, and as a consequence had become a literal black market in Black bodies, both living and dead. African American cemeteries were especially vulnerable to the nighttime activities of the Resurrectionist and produced most of the anatomical material for the Medical College of Virginia. The legacy of grave-robbing is so indelibly etched into the psyches of African Americans that today man [...]
DVD
2000; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Gift for the Village

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The story of the friendship between painter Jane Lillian Vance in Blacksburg, Virginia and Buddhist healer and lama, Amchi Tsampa Ngawang in Nepal, and her gift of a large painting to the Amchi. Contains images from the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootings.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

9500 Liberty

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Documents the first time in U.S. history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented--and the surprising grassroots position that led to its repeal. Racial tension and threats of violence erupt when Prince William County, Virginia adopts a law requiring the police to question people who appear to be undocumented immigrants. Despite fears of reprisal, a group of citizens launches a 'virtual resistance' using social media, setting up a final showdown with the law's advocates.
DVD
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rotunda: A Living Portrait

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"Designed by Thomas Jefferson to represent the "authority of nature and the power of reason," the Rotunda is the physical and symbolic center of the University of Virginia, founded by Jefferson in 1824. Composer Judith Shatin and filmmaker Robert Arnold have created a portrait of the Rotunda that combines its timeless majesty with the ever-changing hum of daily life." -- Container.
DVD
2012
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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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That World Is Gone: Race and Displacement in a Southern Town

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"Revealing the nearly-forgotten history of Charlottesville's largest African American neighborhood, Vinegar Hill, this documentary explores black property ownership and the area's federally-funded destruction in 1965. Surviving residents describe the neighborhood they knew and loved, and consider future prospects for black residence and success in the city." -- IMDb.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)