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Lāla Miẏā: Biśva Barenya Citra Śilpī Esa. Ema. Sulatāna-Era Upara Ekaṭi Prāmānya Citra

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Documentary based on the life and works of S.M. Sultan, 1924-1994, painter from Bangladesh.
DVD
2099
Clemons (Stacks)
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Triple Consciousness

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"Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker, producer and cinematographer whose award-winning films and installation work address the collision of identities, where the African immigrant located in the United States has a "triple consciousness." Owusu interprets Du Bois' notion of double consciousness and creates a third cinematic space or consciousness, representing diverse identities including feminism, queerness and African immigrants interacting in African, white American, and black American culture."--Container
DVD
2019; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tea With the Dames

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Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of the time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable awards between them. They are also longtime friends who invite viewers to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight.
DVD
2019; 2018
Law (CHECKED OUT)
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The Vietnam War: Episode 9 a Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)

U.S. airpower makes the difference in halting a North Vietnamese offensive. After being re-elected, Nixon announces Hanoi has agreed to a peace deal. American prisoners of war will finally come home—to a bitterly divided country.
Online
2019; 2017
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Central Park

CENTRAL PARK is a film about the famous New York City landmark and the variety of ways in which people make use of it: running, boating, walking, skating, music, theatre, sports, picnics, parades and concerts. The film also illustrates the complex problems the New York City Parks Department deals with in order to maintain and preserve the park and keep it open and accessible to the public. *"One of the most accessible and salutary films ever made by master documentarian Frederick Wiseman… ‘CENTRAL PARK’ celebrates not the Earth but the 840 acres of it in the middle of Manhattan where New Yorkers retreat and repair and lapse into modes of behavior one might actually classify as civilized.… Wiseman is one of the great filmmakers of our time." – Tom Shales, **The Washington Post***
Online
2019; 1989
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Sonita

Two-time **Sundance Film Festival** award winner SONITA tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. And her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she's worth {dollar}9,000. Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami poignantly shifts from observer to participant altering expectations, as Sonita's story unfolds in this personal and joyful portrait. An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood, SONITA highlights the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society through the lens of an artist who is defining the [...]
Online
2019; 2015
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Oriented

An exceptional and inspirational documentary, ORIENTED follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv. Khader is a Tel Aviv "darling" from a prominent Muslim mafia family living with his Jewish boyfriend David. Fadi is an ardent Palestinian nationalist who finds himself falling in love with an Israeli "zionist." Naim must confront his family with the truth about his sexuality. All three are conflicted by their desire for change in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation. Meanwhile, a war is brewing... Determined to "change their reality," the three best friends form a group called "Qambuta," a non-violent, cultural resistance movement fighting for gender and national equality. Through their activism, they address what [...]
Online
2019; 2015
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Alaska: Spirit of the Wild

Narrated by Charlton Heston, this Oscar-nominated documentary transports viewers on a voyage into the last great frontier where nature enchants the eye with magnificent spectacles. Viewers will find themselves fishing with brown bears, soaring with bald eagles, dodging calving glaciers, and racing on the hooves of caribou. Nominated for Best Documentary, Short Subject at the **Academy Awards**. *"Warmly filmed (despite the latitude), sharply scripted narration, with an appropriate score. Whether or not we ever reach Alaska, we all want to know that such a place still exists." - Ross Anthony, **Hollywood Report Card***
Online
2019; 1997
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All These Sleepless Nights

Many of us know the freedom of our twenties—unfettered by responsibilities or mortality, inventing ourselves in the rush of the moment. ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS viscerally summons that feeling, chronicling life across two Warsaw summers when students Kris and Michał resolve to experience life to the limit. After Kris breaks up with his long-time girlfriend, anything seems possible and Warsaw is his playground. Along with best friend Michał, they roam the metropolis at night, floating from party to party, dancing until dawn in makeshift clubs and city squares. With only instinct and desire as their guides, big ideas intermingle with drugs and sex and one thing seamlessly gives way to another. In a profound and compelling celebration of cinema, filmmaker Michał Marczak captures the v [...]
Online
2019; 2016
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A Film Unfinished

This potent documentary uses a long-lost film reel to illustrate how the Nazis controlled images of Jewish life during World War II. Though the Nazis made a propaganda movie of contented Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, the missing spool exposes the truth. Nominated for Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form at the **News & Documentary Emmy Awards**. Winner of the Editing Award and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema - Documentary at the **Sundance Film Festival**. *"Yael Hersonski's A FILM UNFINISHED reclaims history, teaches a lesson about the reliability of images and raises unanswerable questions about complicity." - Joe Williams, **St. Louis Post-Dispatch***
Online
2019; 2010
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My Journey Through French Cinema

Writer-director Bertrand Tavernier is truly one of the grand auteurs of the movies. His experience is vast, his knowledge is voluminous, his love is inexhaustable and his perspective is matched only by that of Martin Scorsese. This magnificent, epic documentary has been a lifetime in the making. Tavernier knows his native cinema inside and out, from the giants like Renoir, Godard, and Melville (for whom he has worked as an assistant) to now overlooked and forgotten figures like Edmund T. Gréville and Guy Gilles, and his observations and reminiscences are never less than penetrating and always deeply personal.  Nominated for the Golden Eye at the **Cannes Film Festival**. Nominated for Best Documentary Film at the **César Awards**. *"It would be a shame if the film were to be seen onl [...]
Online
2019; 2016
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Last Men in Aleppo

2018 **Academy Award** nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets; ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes in the hope of saving lives. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema - Documentary at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Nominated for the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the **Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival**. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the **Academy Awards**. *"This heartbreaking yet inspiring film is the best and worst of humanity all in one story." - Colin Covert, **Minneapolis Star Tribune*** *"THE LAST MEN IN ALEPPO documents a cat [...]
Online
2019; 2017
13.

The Challenge

Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani’s exquisite documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of this Middle Eastern gas state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and down sand dunes, fly their prized falcons around on private jets, and take their pet cheetahs out for desert spins in their souped-up Ferraris. The result is a film jaw-dropping not only for its displays of wealth, but for the pure cinematic beauty that won Ancarani the Filmmaker of the Present award at the 2016 **Locarno Film Festival**. Official Selection at the **SXSW Film Festival**. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the **San Francisco International Film Festival**. *"Composed over three years, THE CHALLENGE is elegantly distilled, ea [...]
Online
2019; 2017
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Obit

It's a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps—and these days, ten minutes before news hits the web—an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. The details of these lives are then deposited into the cultural memory amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. OBIT. is the first documentary to explore the world of these writers and their subjects, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, t [...]
Online
2019; 2017
15.

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Zizek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (*The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema*) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Zizek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. Official Selection at the **Toronto International Film Festival**. Nominated for the Viewfinders Grand Jury Prize at **DOC NYC**. Nominated for the Depth of Field Competition at **DocAviv Film Festival**. *"Zizek's associative thinking and understanding of the applicability of psychoanalysis make this a lecture like no other." - Zachary Wigon, **Village Voice***
Online
2019; 2013
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Derrida

One of the most influential and iconoclastic figures of the 20th century, French philosopher and father of “deconstruction” Jacques Derrida has single-handedly altered the way we look at history, language, art and film. DERRIDA is an innovative and entertaining portrait by questioning the very concept of biography itself. Featuring a mesmerizing score by **Oscar**-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (*The Last Emperor*), DERRIDA is a playful and provocative glimpse at a visionary thinker as he ruminates on everything from Seinfeld to ancient philosophers. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize - Documentary at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Winner of the Golden Gate Award for Film & Video - Biography at the **San Francisco International Film Festival**. *"... The cinematic equivalent of a [...]
Online
2019; 2002
17.

Tell Them We Are Rising

Black colleges and universities are a haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries and have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES examines the impact these institutions have had on American history, culture, and national identity. Official Selection at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Winner of Outstanding Independent Documentary at the **Black Reel Awards**. *"A robust and stirring capsule history." - Sheri Linden, **Hollywood Reporter*** *"Films such as this are essential, telling a deeper truth and inspiring further research." - John Fink, **The Film Stage***
Online
2019; 2017
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Trouble the Water

This astonishingly powerful, **Oscar-nominated** documentary is at once horrifying and exhilarating. Directed and produced by *Fahrenheit 9/11* and *Bowling for Columbine* producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, TROUBLE THE WATER takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. The film opens the day before the storm makes landfall—just blocks away from the French Quarter. Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist, is turning her new video camera on herself and her neighbors trapped in the city. As the hurricane begins to rage and the floodwaters fill their world and the screen, Kim and her husband Scott continue to film their harrowing retreat to higher ground and the dramatic rescues of friends and neighbors. The filmmakers document the couple’s return to [...]
Online
2019; 2008
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Mea Maxima Culpa

Oscar-winning Director Alex Gibney (*Going Clear, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room*) exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Wisconsin, through the choirs of Ireland’s churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control - the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions who believe that because they stand for good they can do no wrong. Winner of a **Primetime Emmy Award** for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. Winner of Best Documentary at the **London Film Festival**. Official Selection at the **Toronto Internation [...]
Online
2019; 2013
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Manufacturing Consent

Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, MANUFACTURING CONSENT explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist. In a dynamic collage of new and original footage, biography, archival gems, imaginative graphics and outrageous illustrations, the film highlights Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media. A mammoth two-part project, MANUFACTURING CONSENT is nonetheless light on its feet, favoring a style that encourages viewers to question its own workings, as Chomsky himself encourages his listeners to extricate themselves from the “web of deceit” by undertaking a course of “intellectual self-defense.” Winner of the Special Jury Citation for Best Canadian Feature at 1992 **Toronto International Film Festival** and [...]
Online
2019; 1993