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After Solidarity [electronic resource]: Three Polish Families in America

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This documentary, directed by Gaylen Ross, tells the story of three Polish families who were forced to immigrate to the United States after being kicked out of the Solidarity party in Poland.
Online
1987
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Boy Who Draws Buildings [electronic resource]

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This film follows Stephen Wiltshire, the autistic artist first profiled in The Foolish Wise Ones. At twelve he was considered the best child artist in Britain, and at sixteen his talents continue to amaze. Now he has an agent who also acts as his protector since he still cannot be trusted to cross the street alone safely. One can only marvel at his prodigious talents as we see his fascination with the buildings of Venice and Moscow. At each site he captures the most minute details of complex facades after only a few minutes study. Often he draws from memory, back at his hotel. Here is an opportunity to see the young man's extraordinary talents.
Online
1996
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Carbon Crooks [electronic resource]

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At the very end of 2012, the second part of Kyoto Protocol expired. All the countries that ratifed the protocol have guaranteed that they will cut down on their carbon emissions and curb the greenhouse gasses. The question is: How did they do that? One of the solutions has been to buy and sell carbon credits. If e.g. a rich country in the developed world has problems in reaching the goal set in the Kyoto Protocol, they can buy Carbon Credits in the poor countries. Hocus-pocus and the arithmetic fits.
Online
2013
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Bullyproof [electronic resource]: Classroom Confidential

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A high school rite-of-passage or an experience that scars victims for life? The issue of bullying and its often tragic consequences continually makes headlines, but what really goes on in our schools? #bullyPROOF goes back to high school to find out. In this emotional, compelling, and raw documentary, the #bullyPROOF team sets up a Bully Booth where students and teachers privately share their personal experiences with bullying.
Online
2012
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Cat and the Mouse [electronic resource]

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Tibetans describe China as a cat trying to devour the Tibetan mouse. While the cat is stronger and better equipped for the fight, the wily mouse is nimble and has so far escaped the cat's clutches. This film is an intimate portrayal of Tibetan resistance to the Chinese occupation. It contrasts the moderate approach of the Dalai Lama with that of the young rebels who employ more direct forms of protest. The Dalai Lama sees his best hope in quiet, persistent diplomacy and media support on an international level. The young, exiled radicals secretly cross the border to organize opposition in Tibet. The Cat and The Mouse details the repressive forty-year occupation of Tibet by China and the human rights violations which has attempted to obliterate the religion and culture. Buddhist monks [...]
Online
1996
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City of Djinns [electronic resource]

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The Indian subcontinent has historically been torn by religious strife. Its future is at the mercy of the many religions whose fundamentalist members nurse ancient injuries and continue to retaliate for them. There are 800 million Hindus in India, and 100 million Muslims. The city of Delhi has layer upon layer of archaeological ruins that mirror its history of religious strife. Writer/historian William Dalrymple guides us through the remains of edifices that played a role in religious confrontations. He shows us where the Muslim Turks from south Afghanistan, who came down in 1182 to defeat Delhi's raj, built their mosque from the ruins of Hindu temples. Indeed a new architectural style was born, fusing the two styles. The religions, however, were always at war. Only Sufism, a mystica [...]
Online
2001
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The Cloud Mystery [electronic resource]

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The Cloud Mystery is a scientific detective story. It tells how a Danish scientist, Henrik Svensmark, through pioneering experiments in a basement in Copenhagen, solved the mystery of how supernova explosions in our Galaxy and variations in the Sun govern climate changes on the Earth. Henrik Svensmark has discovered a new kind of aerial chemistry - triggered off by events in our galaxy - that determine the magnitude of clouds in our atmosphere. His discovery introduces a paradigm shift in meteorology. Now we have to re-evaluate the causes of global warming. A film crew has for 10 years documented how Henrik Svensmark struggles the to find the physical evidence of a celestial climate driver. The film demonstrates that science can be a rough place to be if you are in opposition to the [...]
Online
2008
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Correspondent: Licence to Kill [electronic resource]

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Investigates cases of women murdered in Pakistan in the name of honor, and the impunity granted to the perpetrators through the fundamentalist interpretation of Islam.
Online
2001
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F Word [electronic resource]: Who Wants to Be a Feminist?

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Feminism. Does the word have any meaning today? Has it become tainted with connotations that alienate some women. Or is it simply irrelevant in the 21st century?Today in North America, women make up half the work force and more than half of all university students. But according to the UN, they own only 1% of the world's wealth despite comprising 53% of the population. And in Canada they're badly outnumbered on corporate boards and in Parliament. Even so, young women often shun the f-word identity. In this timely doc, the story of feminism and its continuing uphill battle is told through interviews with some of the best-known feminist icons -- and also younger voices who are finding new ways to advance the cause.
Online
2010
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The Foolish Wise Ones [electronic resource]

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A century ago a French psychologist discovered that some mentally handicapped people possessed exceptional talents and called them idiot savants. In this film, three such people are portrayed, giving a fascinating glimpse into the hidden potential of the human mind. Including the commentary of two well-known psychologists, this film provides an astonishing look at the savant syndrome.
Online
1996
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Gold Fever [electronic resource]

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Gold Fever is a hard-hitting documentary about the destructive and exploitative impacts of transnational mining.
Online
2014
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GrandParenting [electronic resource]

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Across North America, millions of children are being raised by their grandparents. This film takes an intimate look at the lives of these diverse seniors and their charges, giving an in-depth view of the challenges and joys these families encounter. It sheds much-needed light on a situation that continues to challenge familial relationships, with unexpected emotional rewards for both grandparents and their grandchildren.
Online
2013
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Landscapes of the Heart [electronic resource]: The Elizabeth Spencer Story

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This video is a documentary on Elizabeth Spencer. It includes interviews with many people close to her as well as interviews with her and background information about her childhood.
Online
2014
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Large Scale Projects [electronic resource]: Claes Oldenburg and Cooje van Bruggen

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Claus Oldenburg, one of the giants of pop art was the subject of an acclaimed retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. He is famous for making oversized replicas of everyday objects, i.e., a giant hamburger and a lipstick tube the size of a tree. This film illustrates his collaboration with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, as they create a number of large-scale sculptures for public spaces, including some carried out in collaboration with American architect Frank Gehry. The film shows various works from conception to installation, including 'Spoonbridge and Cherry' in Minneapolis, 'Dropped Bowl with Scattered Slices and Peels' in Miami, 'Knifeship' at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and 'Binocular Building' in Venice, California. Theirs was an intimate collaboration of minds and ar [...]
Online
1991
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Larry Rivers [electronic resource]: Public and Private

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During his lifetime, Larry Rivers was a prominent figurative artist, noted for bridging the gap between abstract expressionism and pop art. Having made a major impact on the art scene during New York's post-war cultural explosion, Rivers is also largely celebrated for bringing history back into contemporary painting--from his own famous version of 'Washington Crossing the Delaware' to the pictorial story of the Jews in 'The History of Matzoh, ' and the somber set of large portraits of Primo Levi. His paintings hang in the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Corcoran Museum, the National Gallery, the Guggenheim Museum, museums abroad, and private collections. In the five decades that Rivers was a prominent artist and sometimes jazz musician, he was k [...]
Online
1992
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Lost for Life [electronic resource]

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A documentary about juveniles who are serving life in prison without parole and their victims' families.
Online
2013
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Martha Gellhorn [electronic resource]: On the Record

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A look at the life of American war corresponent Martha Gellhorn through the eyes of friends and associates. Once married to Ernest Hemmingway, her turbulent private life belied the compassion she showed in her reporting of wars from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam.
Online
2003
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Mongolian Bling [electronic resource]

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Forget about nomads and monks! It's hip hop that's making Mongolia move in the 21st century. Mongolian Bling jumps into the thriving music scene in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, and follows stars as they rap nationwide with their bitches, cars, and jewels. But beyond this bling lies a failed democracy, and a dying ancient culture that the elders mourn the loss of. While many artists still aspire to the West, a handful are using hip hop to try and salvage their country's flailing democracy, and bringing Mongolia's rich musical history into their modern beats and rhymes.
Online
2012
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Naked Option [electronic resource]: A Last Resort

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"Provides an intimate, candid, visual observation of the realities of daily life in these oil-soaked communities. Intercut with dramatic verité and archival footage; interviews with Nigerian activists, historians, and women's leaders; facts and figures to support material; unique, and artful recreation drawings depicting the historic Women's War of 1929 enhanced with After Effects, these elements combine to tell dramatic stories. Graphics and animation transport us into the Niger Delta, and powerful, affecting still images and news headlines with graphic applications combine to bring the stories to life."--Website.
Online
2011
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Out of Print [electronic resource]

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Out of Print narrated by Meryl Streep, draws us into the topsy-turvy world of words, illuminating the turbulent and exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution. Jeff Bezos, Ray Bradbury, Scott Turow, Jeffrey Toobin, parents, students, educators, scientists - all highlight how this revolution is changing everything about the printed word - and changing us.
Online
2013