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Miss Sloane

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In the world of political power brokers, Washington lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane takes on the most powerful opponent of her career and will do whatever is required to win.
DVDBlu-Ray
2017; 2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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41on41

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"A documentary about George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, as told by 41 extraordinary storytellers."--Container.; "An enlightening look at one of America's most beloved leaders, President George H. W. Bush, 41on41 takes the viewer on an emotional journey as it reveals a remarkable husband, father, grandfather and friend through the eyes of 41 extraordinary storytellers. The film explores the policy decisions, bipartisanship, good humor and character that shaped his life, and marked his tenure as leader of the free world."--Container.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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L'Oeil de Vichy

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Explores the conflicts between the reality of German-occupied France as remembered by local contemporaries, and as depicted by official documentary films of the time.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Russia & the West: Putin Takes Control

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Vladimir Putin, after eight years as President of Russia and four more as Prime Minister, is stubbornly holding onto power. He has announced his intention to return as President and declared his party the winner in parliamentary elections that are widely seen as fraudulent. In December, tens of thousands took to the streets in Moscow in the largest protests since Putin came to power. Putin began his career as a KGB officer, but when he became President, he made himself a valued ally of the West. How did he do it? And where did things go wrong with Washington and London? For the first time Putin's top colleagues--and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him--tell the inside story of one of the world's most powerful men. -- container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Yes Prime Minister: The Complete Collection

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The adventures of a well meaning Prime Minister and the behind the scenes machinations of his cabinet members.
DVD
2003
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The Lady

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"The extraordinary true story of Aung San Suu Kyi ... the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her husband, Michael Aris. ... Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil that continues today"--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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41

41

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From his beloved summer home in Kennebunkport, ME, where he has come nearly every year since childhood, George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, tells the story of his life. Capturing the president while driving around the property in a golf cart as he shares the history of the house and its surrounding structures and sitting for one-on-one interviews, 41 offers a rare glimpse at the life and times of a living former president.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

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Frontline presents the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership, and life's method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, transforming himself in prison from an impetuous, risk-taking radical into a mature leader and statesman.
DVD
2012; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Los Rubios: The Blonds

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Using a combination of fiction and documentary, Albertina Carri traces her parents' disappearance in 1977 during the regime of the Argentine junta.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Winds of Memory

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Documentary on the political situation in Guatemala, focused on the indigenous people of Santiago Atitlán. The conflict between the Guerrilla's movement of the Americas and the National Liberation Movement in Guatemala, from the massacre of the "pacification campaign" action of 1981 to the apparent peaceful situation of the present.
DVD
2011; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Que Mi Nombre No Se Borre de la Historia: El Documental de Las 13 Rosas

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"El 5 de agosto de 1939, cincuenta y siete personas fueron fusiladas en las tapias del madrileño cementerio del Este. Trece eran mujeres, siete menores de edad. A partir de entonces fueron conocidas como las 'trece rosas'". El caso de las 'trece rosas' permanece imborrable en la memoria de todas las mujeres que compartieron con las condenadas sus última noche que pasaron con las condenadas, antes de wer ejecutadas, transportándonos al horror que vivieron en aquellos días"--Taken from back of DVD container.; Documentary about 13 young ladies who were sent to the firing squad during the early years of the Franco regime, as punishment for a political crime they were not involved in.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Quiet Revolution

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"Chronicles the story of one of the great movements of nonviolent resistance in modern history. In March 1959, an estimated 15,000 unarmed Tibetan women took to the streets of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, to oppose the violent occupation of their country by the Communist Chinese. The surviving exiled elders are the last generation of women left to tell the story and to transmit the cultural legacy they carry. These women, having survived decades in prison and perilous escapes across the Himalayas, along with their daughters and granddaughters, today, have become the architects and builders of a new Tibet in exile"--Dalai Lama Foundation.org
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Citizenship [electronic resource]: Making Government Work

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Case studies from New York City, consider the role of law enforcement in the maintaining citizen's rights. A brief history of police brutality, regulations of police brutality and modification of the regulations post Sept. 11th, provide insight into contemporary views of citizen's rights and civil liberties. In Part 2, reactions to proposed changes to Riverside Park, stress that the essential role of politics is to address the will of the people, but citizen participation is necessary in order for democracy to work. In Part 3, Frank Alvarez, a naturalized citizen from El Savador, recalls how he fought deportation to move from resident alien to citizen.
Online
2003
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The Constitution [electronic resource]: Fixed or Flexible?

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Examines the search for balance between the original Constitution and the need to interpret and adjust it to meet the needs of changing times. Details the original Jeffersonian-Madisonian debate, the concept of checks and balances, and the stringent procedures for amending the Constitution. Case studies include legislative decisions about capital punishment for mentally retarded individuals, President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Bill, and the fight for women's suffrage in the United States.
Online
2003
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Civil Liberties [electronic resource]: Safeguarding the Individual

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Examines the First, Fourth, and Sixth Constitutional Amendments to show how the Bill of Rights protects individual citizens from excessive or arbitrary government interference, yet, contrary to the belief of many Americans, does not grant unlimited rights. Case studies include the censorship of a high school newspaper, drug testing for extra-curricular activities in high schools, and media coverage of the Sam Sheppard trial.
Online
2003
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Civil Rights [electronic resource]: Demanding Equality

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Examines the guarantees of political and social equality in the U.S. Constitution and the roles that individuals and government have played in expanding these guarantees to African Americans, women, and the disabled. Case studies include the landmark case of Brown vs. the Board of Education, the fight for equal opportunities for women athletes in Michigan, and the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Online
2003
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Legislatures [electronic resource]: Laying Down the Law

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Explores the idea that legislatures, although contentious bodies, are institutions composed of men and women who make representative democracy work by reflecting and reconciling the wide diversity of views held by Americans. Case studies include the work of John McCain and others to reform campaign funding, the fight for "Death with Dignity" laws in Oregon, and a day in the life of Representative Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland.
Online
2003
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The Modern Presidency [electronic resource]: Tools of Power

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Traces the changes in the Presidency from the 1930's to today. Shows how Presidents today are overtly active in the legislative process, use the media to appeal directly to the people and exercise leadership over an "institutional presidency" with thousands of aides. Cases studies include Johnson's personal campaign to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Nixon's use of the publicity from his attempted assassination to pass his tax cuts legislation and an introduction to President Clinton's "West Wing" support team.
Online
2003
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Bureaucracy [electronic resource]: A Controversial Necessity

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Reveals how the American bureaucracy delivers significant services directly to the people, how it has expanded in response to citizen demands for increased government services, and how bureaucrats sometimes face contradictory expectations that are difficult to satisfy. Case studies include FIMA's support for tornado victims in Maryland, government response to environmental concerns during the 60's and 70's, and child labor laws that prevented children under sixteen from becoming teenage umpires.
Online
2003
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The Courts [electronic resource]: Our Rule of Law

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Examines the role of courts as institutions dedicated to conflict resolution, with the power to apply and to interpret the meaning of law in trial and appeal courts. Reveals the difficulty of creating a judiciary that is independent of politics and the increased power the Supreme Court has acquired through its use of judicial review. Case studies include the trial of Rodney King and the ensuing L.A. riots, the Supreme Court decision in the Bush/Gore presidential election, and the appointment of Joyce Bird as Chief Justice of California.
Online
2003