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Sentenced Home

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The video portrays 3 immigrant men who arrived in the United States as refugees from Cambodia in the '80s. After fleeing the Khmer Rouge and settling in Seattle as children, each was drawn into gang life, and ultimately jail. According to U.S. law they should have been deported, but Cambodia did not accept deportees at the time of their sentences. After September 2001, the U.S. pressured Cambodia into changing its policy. As a result, thousands of individuals were separated from their families and returned to a land that many barely knew. Many deportees faced the prospect of paying a double penalty: having already served their original prison sentences and moved on with their lives, they now faced deportation.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cashing in on Culture: Indigenous Communities and Tourism

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Examines the issues and problems of ecotourism. Focuses on the Quechua-speaking Indians in Ecuador and looks at the cultural, economic and environmental issues for both indigenous communities and tourists.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Marriage of Dance & Video: Neil Greenberg & Charles Dennis' "Two"

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"In March 2003 choreographer Neil Greenberg and video artist Charles Dennis collaborated on the creation of "TWO"--a work that married live dancing with live and pre-recorded dance video ... In "TWO," video images appeared on a backdrop as the dancers moved and operated two live cameras. At other times the dancers danced in unison with a large projected image of choreographer Neil Greenberg. Footage from world cinema also was projected and gave added resonance. Video artist Charles Dennis mixed all these elements live to create a dynamic live collaboration between moving bodies and moving images. This program also includes excerpts from an interview with Neil Greenberg and Charles Dennis"--Publisher's website.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Speaking of Dance Steve Paxton: Conversations With Contemporary Masters of American Modern Dance

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Contains interviews, performance and teaching footage of Steve Paxton.
DVD
1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Couple in the Cage: A Guatinaui Odyssey

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Performance artists Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco travel and appear before the public in four different countries as two "Guatinaui Indians", members of a fictional "newly discovered" tribe who had agreed to be displayed at malls and museums around the world, after the manner of human exhibition in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These performances are intercut with archival footage of humans displayed in cages as freaks and curiosities. Conceived as a "satirical comment on the past", the performances evoke various responses, including huge numbers of people who are convinced they are real and do not find the idea of "natives" locked in a cage objectionable.
DVD
1993
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mari

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Disc 1. "Discovered by chance in the early 1930s, the ancient city of Mari provides insights into Mesopotamian culture and humankind's first steps toward urbanization. In this program, archaeologists Jean-Claude Margueron and Béatrice Muller-Margueron lead a team in the excavation of Mari's urban center as they work to uncover the successive layers of the third, second, and first towns. Geographic and historical background on Mesopotamia is provided, archaeological evidence of prolific metalwork and ceramics industries is unearthed, and 3-D animations illustrate aspects of how the city looked and functioned in its prime"--Container.; Disc 2. "The Palace of Zimri-Lim at Mari was one of the wonders of the Mesopotamian world. This program documents the opening of an excavation site at t [...]
DVD
2007; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution

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"Tells the story of the first truly modern artistic movement, focusing on five of its most important practitioners, Renoir, Monet, Degas, Pissarro, and Morisot. Their determination to remain true to their convictions--and the price they paid as a result--is vividly captured in their own words, taken from letters and diaries, while the world's foremost authorities offer fascinating insights into their lives and work"--Set box.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip

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Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent - a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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"The Bloody Writing Is for Ever Torn": Domestic and International Consequences of the First Governmental Efforts to Abolish the Atlantic Slave Trade

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Two videos discussing the outcomes of a 2007 conference, convened to consider the consequences of decisions made and implemented by the governments of Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States between 1792 and 1808 to end their participation in the Atlantic slave trade.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Religious Diversity in America

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"In America there are a variety of cultures that are defined by many different religions. Discover the elements of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism."--Publisher's web site (www.edvidnet.com).
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Damages

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A documentary detailing the inner workings of a large and successful U.S. law firm, Koskoff, Koskoff, and Bieder, that specializes in "damages", or personal injury compensation cases. The camera captures the day-to-day activity of the law firm as it works with clients, insurance firms, and the U.S. legal system in building lawsuits and claiming compensation from insurance companies for victims of wrongful injury or death.
DVD
2007
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Sharkwater

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Driven by a passion fed from a life-long fascination with sharks, filmmaker Rob Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthursty monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas.
DVD
2006; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Iraq in Fragments

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Documentary in three parts. Offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the U.S. presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom previously denied. American director James Longley spent more than two years filming in Iraq to create this stunningly photographed, poetically rendered documentary of the war-torn country as seen through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State

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"Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony" -- Container.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey Into the Unknown: The Inspiring Story of Hanneke van Dam

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"Hanneke van Dam is working as a child psychologist at the courthouse in Amsterdam. One day she is convinced that she has heard God's voice to give up her job, leave everything behind and move to Mongolia."
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Stagedoor

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Documentary on Stagedoor Manor, a theater camp in the Catskills for teenage singers and dancers.
DVD
2007; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Bombay Calling

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"Filmmakers Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal dive into the bustling world of call centers steeped in late nights, long hours and hard partying. The result is a compelling journey into India's youth culture where a growing number of young people have chosen to chase the American dream... Indian style" -- Container.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Secret Lives: Hidden Children and Their Rescuers During WWII

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This emotionally stirring documentary tells the stories of Jewish children hidden from the Nazis in extraordinary acts of kindness by non-Jews.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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America at a Crossroads The Case for War: In Defense of Freedom

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With the debate over the war in Iraq reaching a fever pitch, this program follows one of the advocates for the war against Saddam Hussein. Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Richard Perle travels the globe articulating, defending and debating the neo-conservative case for an assertive American foreign policy.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Digging for the Truth: The Complete Season 1

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The complete season 1 journeys to the most intriguing and dangerous places on Earth - from the Andes Mountains on a quest for El Dorado to Ethiopia on the trail of the Ark of the Covenant to Queen Nefertiti's tomb.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)