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Mind Over Money: How Human Psychology and Finance Interact

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Investigates the shattering impact the recent global financial meltdown had on how economists think. Why did so few of the brightest minds in finance not only fail to predict the crash but also argue that it was impossible? With insights from experts and scientific experiments that highlight the hidden money drives in us all, explore a seismic shift in our efforts to understand the marketplace.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Clemons Reserves)
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Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America's First Blockbuster

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"In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), and numerous clips from the technically groundbreaking but racially astounding epic"--Case.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Iceman Reborn

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Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is the oldest human mummy on Earth. Now, newly discovered evidence sheds light not only on this mysterious ancient man, but on the dawn of civilization in Europe.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

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Examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is Salazar's transformation from a mainstream, middle-of-the-road reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed under mysterious circumstances by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to the Latino community, which had often criticized his reporting during his lifetime. Includes interviews with Salazar's friends, colleagues, family members, and Salazar's own words culled from personal writings.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Planet Earth II

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This 2016 follow-up to the 2006 documentary mini-series "Planet Earth" examines the natural features and wildlife found in various parts of the world, each of the six episodes corresponding to a different category of natural or man-made terrain (e.g., island, mountain, jungle, urban area, etc.).
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Chats Perchés =: The Case of the Grinning Cat

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In November 2001, Chris Marker became intrigued by the sudden appearance of grinning yellow cat paintings on Paris buildings and began to document them, as well as other incidents and protests in the city of Paris while he filmed. The creator is eventually revealed to be an art collective known as Mr. Chat.
DVD
2008; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Day the Universe Changed

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This series traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops.
DVD
2009; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
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Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy

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Brian Sewell follows the footsteps of young 18th century British aristocrats undertaking a grand tour through Italy, exploring art, architecture, manners and mores with erudition and wit. He journeys through Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, Siena, and Milan showcasing cathedrals, palazzos, paintings and sculptures while giving insight into the travels and travails of tourists past.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Rohna Disaster: WWII's Secret Tragedy

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"The British troopship Rohna was sunk off the coast of Algeria on November 26, 1943, killing 1,138 people, including 1,015 U.S. American soldiers--the greatest loss of troops at sea in U.S. history"--Publisher's website.
DVD
2001; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Dam/Age: A Film With Arundhati Roy

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Traces writer Arundhati Roy's bold and controversial campaign against the Narmada Valley dam project in India, a massive undertaking that would drown fertile farmlands and displace over a million people. Follows the events that led to her arrest for contempt of court.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Satchmo

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"Satchmo. There are few people in this country -- or around the world -- who will not recognize the name. Louis Armstrong embodied 20th century American culture... No other performer of his era had such a profound effect as a singer as well as an instrumentalist... With over a dozen of his classic film performances, ... numerous live concert and television performances [and] ... never-before-seen home movies and newly discovered 1935 Chicago nightclub footage"--Container.
DVD
2011; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Dropped

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This documentary television film examines the reasons behind the decision to use the atom bomb against Japan during World War II.
DVD
2002; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers

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In the vicinity of New York's Hudson River Valley, the Adirondack Mountains, Catskill Mountains, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a group of American painters led by British born artist Thomas Cole forged an artistic vision of the American wilderness. This was the first American school of landscape painting.
DVD
2016; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lance Loud!: A Death in an American Family

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Presents a documentary follow-up on the life and death of Lance Loud, the eldest son in the 1970s television documentary An American family and the first openly gay person on television.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sacred Journeys With Bruce Feiler

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Retraces some of the world's most ancient, meaningful and challenging religious pilgrimages. Viewers travel alongisde contemporary seekers as they explore breathaking locations, fascinating history, and ancient religious traditions.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief

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"... [A] look inside the controversial religion from Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney. The film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, exploring the psychological impact of blind faith, how the church attracts new followers and keeps hold of its A-list celebrity devotees."--Container.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Art of the Western World

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Historian Michael Wood leads a nine-part tour through 2,500 years of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture, filmed at over 150 locations in eight countries and featuring commentary by historians and scholars.
DVD
2011; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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DVD
2015; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Up Series

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In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Morning Sun: Ba Jiu Dian Zhong de Tai Yang

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This film attempts in the space of a two-hour documentary film to create an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1976). It provides a multi-perspective view of a tumultuous period as seen through the eyes--and reflected in the hearts and minds--of members of the high-school generation that was born around the time of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and that came of age in the 1960s. Others join them in creating in the film's conversation about the period and the psycho-emotional topography of high-Maoist China, as well as the enduring legacy of that period.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)