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L'avare

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The son and daughter of a rich money-lender long to escape from his penny-pinching household and marry the people whom they're in love with rather than the wealthy spouses whom he has arranged for them.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sand and Sorrow: A New Documentary About Darfur

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Details the historical events that have given rise to the Arab-dominated Darfur government's willingness to kill and displace its own indigenous African people, and examines the international community's failure to respond to such profound crimes against humanity in the past. Offers unparalleled access to a contingent of African Union peacekeeping forces.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kilauea: Mountain of Fire

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Kilauea, on Hawaii's Big Island, is the world's most active volcano. Its latest eruption began in 1983 and hasn't stopped since. Cameras record some of the largest explosions experts have seen in 25 years or more.
DVD
2009; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Six Degrees Could Change the World

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Discusses why many scientists believe that the Earth's average temperature could rise by as much as six degrees Celsius by 2100. Explores what each rising degree could mean for the future of humanity and our planet. Illustrates how global warming has already affected the reefs of Australia, the ice fields of Greenland, and the Amazonian rain forest. Explains what's real, what's still controversial, and how existing technologies and remedies could help dial back the global thermometer.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Man, a Plan, a Canal, Panama

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Explore the mind boggling construction of the Panama Canal through historic film footage, rare archival photographs, and insightful narration from David McCullough.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Secrets of Lost Empires: Inca

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Uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations as NOVA journeys to an archaeological site where teams of experts use traditional techniques to test their hypotheses. Explore the magnificent mountainside citadels - and marvel as villagers create a 150-foot suspension bridge using nothing but grass.
DVD
2006; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ebola: The Plague Fighters

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"When a dreaded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus swept through a remote region of Zaire in May 1995, Nova was the only film crew premitted into the "hot zone." Spending a total of four weeks in the quarantined city of Kikwit, the result is unprecedented journalistic coverage of this grim battle against one of the world's most lethal diseases. The Ebola plague kills a very high percentage of its victims (77% in Kikwit), often by dissolving their internal organs and connective tissue. Learn how disease specialists traced the origins of the outbreak by compiling a complete "chain of death" of the epidemic, and why they fear a mutation of Ebola will emerge that is even more difficult to contain."--Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tsunami: Killer Wave

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Travel the Pacific Rim to track the underwater earthquakes that spawn tsunamis and watch as residents of this seismically volatile region brace for the next killer wave.
DVD
2005; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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Taboo: The Complete First Season

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A series from the National Geographic Channel displays the world's exotic cultural taboos consisting of rituals, beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Taboo: The Complete Second Season

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A series from the National Geographic Channel displays the world's exotic cultural taboos consisting of rituals, beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Queen Victoria's Empire

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Meet the queen who ruled over one-fifth of humanity and the larger-than-life figures who shaped British imperialism.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sick Around the World

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"Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs "fundamental" change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand the health-care systems of other advanced capitalist democracies -- UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Taiwan -- to see what tried and tested ideas might help us reform our broken health-care system."--Frontline web site.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Thin

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This film takes us inside the walls of Renfrew Center, a residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders, closely following four young women who have spent their lives starving themselves-- often to the verge of death.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Art:21 Season Three: Art in the 21st Century

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"Go behind the scenes to meet today's most fascinating contemporary artists in Season Three of the Emmy-nominated ART:21--ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY documentary series. Unparalled in access to today's young artists, this unique series takes viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. The four one-hour programs present 18 artists working in the United States..."--Case.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mississippi, America

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This program gives testimony to persistence and courage in the face of oppression, as citizens and the lawyers who volunteered to help them confront life-threatening violence and government repression in order to win the right to vote.
VHS
1998; 1995
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Struggle for the Soul of Islam: Inside Indonesia

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An inside look at how a fledgling democracy is struggling to control the rise of religious extremism.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Addiction: A 14-Part Series

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Strives to break through the myths and explain what addiction really is, what causes it, and how to get the best available treatments.
BookDVD
2007
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America at a Crossroads: Campus Battleground

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"The film focuses on the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University in New York, where pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian students struggle over the competing claims of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, over what history teaches and whether absolute demands can ever lead to honorable compromise." -- Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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This American Life: Season One

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Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

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Intensely examines Polanski's conviction for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, and the chaos that followed. A startling indictment of our legal system and its paradoxical relationship with celebrity culture in contemporary America.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)