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Home Away From Home

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A lonely, homesick Nigerian woman living in a prim middle-class British neighborhood with her children decides to console herself by building a typical African mud-hut in her back yard in which she can relax and feel closer to her origins. Her English neighbors are offended by this and racist thugs come at night and destroy the hut. Discouraged but not defeated by this, the woman plants sunflowers on the site of the hut.
DVD
2009; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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Dreaming Rivers

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After the death of their mother, who emigrated to England from St. Lucia to be with their father, two sisters and a brother of white English and Black Caribbean parentage attempt to fathom her psyche, her homesickness and depression after their father left the family, and their own ambiguous sense of identity and belonging.
DVD
1997; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Memory Tracks

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Avant-garde film incorporating music, poetry and visuals to explore aspects of Black women.
DVD
2009; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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7 Steps to Sticky Heaven

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Explores the phenomenon of "sticky rice" (slang for Asian men who are attracted to other Asian men) through head interviews, rice washing, cooking and eating with ten young Asian men in San Francisco.
DVD
2014; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Ninth Floor

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In an apartment above Fifth Avenue, some thirty young people live in a vortex of drug addiction and despair. Jessica Dimmock enters this world, exploring what has been lost and what may be recovered.
Online
2018; 2007
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Momotaro, Sacred Sailors

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"The hero of many Japanese folktales, Momotaro and his animal friends demonstrate patriotism and the importance of communal efforts to young audiences. Standing at the forefront of the country's war endeavors, he oversees work at a base and bravely commands an air raid on enemy forces." -- Container.
DVDBlu-Ray
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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El Hara

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For 700 years, thousands of Jews lived in the city of Tunis. Most lived in a neighborhood called El Hara. Tunisian Jewish writer Albert Memmi was born in El Hara in 1920. This film evokes his thoughts and feelings about the place and is narrated from a selection of Memmi's essays and novels and an interview with him in 2016.--excerpted from film narration subtitles.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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BookDVD
2011
Alderman (CHECKED OUT)
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Invisible Roots: Afro-Mexicans in Southern California

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This film is an intimate look at Afro-Mexicans living in southern California as they discuss complex issues of racial, national, and cultural identities.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Videos of Sadie Benning: Vol. 2

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"Sadie Benning is a lesbian videomaker who began making videos when she was 15 years old using a Fisher-Price Pixelvision toy camera. Benning's early works were made in the privacy of her childhood bedroom, using scrawled and handwritten text from diary entries to record the thoughts and images that reveal the longings and complexities of a developing identity. Evoking in turn playful seduction and painful honesty, Benning's floating, close-up camera functions as a witness to her intimate diaristic revelations and as an accomplice in defining her evocative experimental form. Her work emerges from a place half-innocent and half-adult, with all the honesty, humor, and real desperation of a personality trapped and uncomfortable, just coming to self-awareness. Her more recent work moves [...]
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Disruptive Film Vol. 1: Everyday Resistance to Power

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With this collection, curators Ernest Larson and Sherry Millner have successfully established a new history of film as political resistance. Vol. 1 is made up of four distinct programs with 26 short-form experimental non-fiction films. These radical global narratives span from 1914 up to the early 21st century and truly represent the diversity in approaches to documentary filmmaking. The collection has been put together for both political and educational purposes, to offer film and media makers and scholars a chance to review unaccountably under-appreciated works of film, video, animation--from France to Chiapas, from Serbia to China, to Nigeria--works that propose various strategies of resistance to power.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Die Oberhausener: Provokation Der Wirklichkeit

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"In 1962, the proclamation of the Oberhausen Manifesto marked the beginning of the New German Film. This 2-dsc DVD set presents 19 short films from 1958-1964 produced, directed, photopgraphed or edited by one or more of the filmmakers who signed the manifesto."--Provided by publisher.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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One Day in the Life of Andreĭ Arsenʹevich

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One day in the life of Andreĭ Arsenʹevich : this documentary is a homage to post-War Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky by his friend and colleague renowned French filmmaker Chris Marker. Marker draws parallels between Tarkovsky's life and films, offering an original insight into the usually reclusive director. Incorporating extensive film clips, journal entries, personal musings, and behind-the-scenes footage of Tarkovsky obsessively commanding his entire crew and of candid moments with his friends and family, this is a personal and loving portrait of the monumental filmmaker.; In the dark: one day of an elderly blind man who lives in a small apartment in suburban Moscow with only his white cat to keep him company as he weaves baskets to give to strangers on the street.; Three songs [...]
DVD
2010; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Film

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A man goes to considerable lengths to avoid being seen. Beckett's first venture into the film medium is a one-character production without dialogue, based on Berkeley's theory Esse est percipi, or "to be is to be perceived."
DVD
2015; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pioneers of African-American Cinema

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Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own.
BookDVD
2016
Clemons (By Request)
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Groupthink

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The late Dr. Irving Janis coined the term groupthink, which is a natural tendency to achieve agreement for the sake of group unity despite contrary facts and potentially dangerous consequences. The potential impact of groupthink, the eight symptoms of groupthink and strategies for avoiding it are demonstrated with historical events including the Challenger disaster of 1986, the Bay of Pigs invasion, Pearl Harbor and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Includes clips from a 1972 interview with Dr. Janis, and dramatized sequences.
DVD
2006; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hearts Are Trump Again

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"By way of lush formal and associative shifts, Hearts Are Trump Again evokes the ever-present tension between seemingly polarized states of experience. Desire and repulsion; freedom and constraint; pain and pleasure all find articulation in images of ferocious dogs and mock conversations about childbearing. Tonally complex and viscerally rich, Hearts Are Trump Again is a lyrical exploration of emotional weather." -- Video Data Bank Website.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hard as Opal

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"A soldier's trip to Syria is complicated when he accidentally impregnates a friend. Meanwhile, a horse breeder from Ohio is driven away from home by her own desire to become pregnant. In Hard as Opal the lines between truth and fiction, fact and fantasy, are reined in and treated not as fixed, divisive markers but as malleable threads of narrative potential. Buckhiester and Leventhal perform alongside other non-actors who are filmed in their own varying domestic and professional environments. The result is a rich accumulation of narratives held together by questions concerning the nature of objectification, loneliness, and dissociative fantasy." -- VideoDataBank Website.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sharīṭ Jamāʻī Li-Mukhrijīn ʻArab: Ḥarb Al-Khalīj-- Wa-Baʻd-- = Five Short Films by Arab Directors : The Gulf War, What Next--

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It is Sherherazade they're killing: About an Arab family gathering in Tunis during Ramadan, torn apart over dissension about the heroes and victims of the war.; Black night eclipse: Follows a Lebanese filmmaker (living in Paris) as he grapples with what thematic approach to take in making a film about the war.; Research of Shaima: Follows the filmmaker as she travels to Baghdad in search of a girl whose face she has seen on television, only to find the inevitable personal tragedy caused by the destruction of war.; The silence: Follows a film and theater production group as they are increasingly distracted from their current project by the desire to revisit Iraq and film the changes wrought in the decade since their last trip.; Homage by assassination: We find a Palestinian screenwrit [...]
DVD
2008; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)