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1.

Windom's Way

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"On an island in the Far East, Dr. Alec Windom cares for the population. He feels a great responsibility in general for the locals, who are exploited by rich plantation owners. Tensions are rising as his estranged wife arrives for a visit, and after angry rioting by the villagers and violent police retaliation, Windom must help appease both sides to avoid a bloody confrontation." -- Container.
DVD
2007; 1957
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Révolution Française

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A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the États-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when King Louis XVI lost all his authority and was put in prison). The second part carries the story through the end of the terror in 1794, including the deaths by guillotine of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Danton, and Desmoulins.
DVD
2010; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

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"Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than 3 billion people. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic- religion, economics, family planning, and gender inequality. The film illustrates both the over consumption and the inequity side of the population issue by following Beth, a mother, a child-rights activist, and the last sibling of a large American family of twelve, as she discovers the thorny complexities of the population dilemma and highlights a different path to solve it" -- IMDb website.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

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Documentary about a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a bloody civil war, violent warlords and a corrupt Charles Taylor regime. Includes interviews, archival images, and scenes of present-day Liberia together to recount the experiences and memories of the women who were instrumental in bringing lasting peace to their country.
Online
2008
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Forever Pure

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"Beitar Jerusalem F.C. is the most popular and controversial football team in Israel, the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player. Mid-way through the 2012-13 season, a secretive transfer deal by the owner, Russian-Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak, brought two Muslim players from Chechnya. The deal inspired the most racist campaign in Israeli sport that sent the club spiralling out of control. One season in a life of this famed club is a story of Israeli society, personal identity, politics, money and a window into how racism is destroying a team and society from within"--Container.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Les Égarés =: Strayed

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After the German occupation of Paris during World War II, a young widow flees the war-torn city with her two children and must rely on a mysterious young stranger in order to survive.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal

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"In the 1960s, federally funded urban renewal projects destroyed hundreds of working-class urban communities across America. Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal chronicles how one such project impacted the Hudson Valley city of Kingston, New York, demolishing nearly 500 buildings and displacing thousands of people. Interviews with former residents bring the destroyed neighborhood back to life--its bars, clothing stores, and bakeries--and dozens of stunning slides by Gene Dauner celebrate block after block of handsome 19th-century brick buildings just prior to their demolition. Urban planners, city officials, and historians discuss how suburbanization and misguided federal policies devastated cities and how Kingston still struggles with urban renewal's troubled legacy-even as the f [...]
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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Karl Marx City

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Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father's suicide and his rumored Stasi past. Had he been an informant for the secret police? Was her childhood an elaborate fiction? As she looks for answers in the Stasi's extensive archives, she pulls back the curtain of her own nostalgia and enters the parallel world of the security state, seeing her former life through the lens of the oppressor. Reconstructing everyday GDR life through declassified Stasi surveillance footage, the past plays like dystopian science fiction, providing a chilling backdrop to interrogate the apparatus of control and the meaning of truth in a society where every action an [...]
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Human Zoo: The Final Journey of Calafate

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At the end of the 19th century, four groups of indigenous people were taken from Chile by a German businessman and were shown as animals in different fairs and public exhibitions in several Europeans cities, including Berlin, Leipzig, and symbolic places such as the area surrounding the Eiffel Tower. The Human Zoo retraces the disturbing and moving journey of the abducted natives and surprises with every new discovery--including the remains of five members of the Kawesqar culture found at the Anthropological Department of the University of Zurich.
Online
2018; 2011
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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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As one of America's most beloved children's show hosts, Mr. Rogers remains one of the most iconic television figures for families worldwide. This documentary takes a closer look at the person behind the show, persona, and personality that helped define what it meant to be a good person and be a part of a healthy community. Through his children's show, Mr. Rogers would go on to inspire a generation by not skirting real world issues, confronting issues of social justice and maturity through a lens that provided an educational aspect that was approachable by kids and appreciated by the entire family.
DVD
2018
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Ninas Resa =: Nina's Journey

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Nina's Journey is a feature film, but with an authentic narrator. We follow Nina and her family during six dramatic years, half of them spent in the Warsaw ghetto. The film tells the story of a young girl coming of age under extreme circumstances: Nina falls in love, goes to parties, and graduates high school - all in the Warsaw ghetto. One could say that, in these horrid times, she is almost living the life of a normal teenager. If it wasn't for the fact that all those around her are vanishing, one by one. Nina's Journey is shot in Warsaw, with Polish actors. But it is narrated by the elderly Nina Einhorn herself.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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When Worlds Collide

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A highly imaginative exploration of one of the most intriguing epochs in human history: when the 'Old World' first encountered the 'New World.' Travel from Granada in Spain to Machu Picchu in Peru, and from Mexico to Madrid in Spain. Explores how the collision of these two sophisticated but different worlds led to the birth of an entirely new Latino culture.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Avoir 20 Ans Dans les Aurès: 1954, Appellés En Algérie, 1962

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Depicts the Algerian war from a soldier's moral perspective.
DVD
2013; 1972
Clemons (Stacks)
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Poldark: The Complete Fourth Season

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With the country gripped by political uncertainty and fresh elections, Ross Poldark seeks to challenge George Warleggan's stranglehold over Cornwall while also repairing his marriage to Demelza. Hugh Armitage remains in love with Demelza and is hopeful for more. Dr. Dwight Enys and Caroline plan to start a family while Elizabeth seeks another child to secure her own marriage to an ever-suspicious George. Meanwhile, Morwenna desperately tries to protect herself from Osborne's advances by threatening their son, and a heartbroken Drake is encouraged by his brother Sam to find new love.
DVD
2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Promises and Betrayals: Britain and the Struggle for the Holy Land

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This lucid film recounts the complicated history that led to the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. In the words of the former British Ambassador to Egypt, it is a story of intrigue among rival empires and of misguided strategies. It is often claimed that the crisis originated with Jewish emigration to Palestine and the foundation of the State of Israel. Yet the roots of the conflict are to be found earlier. In 1915, when the Allies were besieged on the Western front, the British wanted to create a second front against Germany, Italy and the Ottoman Empire. Turkish nationalism had spread to the rest of the Ottoman Empire and the British exploited this feeling. They promised Arab groups their own independent states, including Palestine. Secretly, the Allies planned [...]
Online
2002
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Seven Angry Men

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John Brown and his sons and followers murder advocates of slavery so that Kansas can join the United States as a free state. They continue the fight in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
DVD
2015; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American Dream

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Examines the history of the US eugenics movement and its recent resurrection, which uses false scientific claims and holds that an all-powerful 'gene' determines who is worthy and who is not.
Online
2018; 2017
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Rosenwald

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"Rosenwald is the incredible story of how businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald joined forces with Booker T. Washington and African American communities in the segregationist Jim Crow South to build more than 5000 schools. Inspired by the Jewish doctrine of 'tikkun olam' or repairing the world, and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, the Rosenwald Fund supported major African-American artists and intellectuals, like Marian Anderson, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Jacob Lawrence, and Gordon Parks. This unprecedented historical partnership impacted American culture for generations and continues to inspire today."--Container.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Deutschland 83

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It's 1983. The Cold War is hot. The threat of nuclear conflict looms. Born and raised in East Germany, Martin Rauch is sent undercover, as Moritz Stamm, to West Germany, to work for a top General in the Bundeswehr. Officially, his job is to gather intelligence on the placement of the Pershing II Missiles. A secondary gig develops, infiltrating youth culture through close relationships with the General's two children. But nothing and no one are as they seem.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)