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Waste = Food

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Details the work done by American architect/designer William McDonough and German ecological chemist Michael Braungart, who are attempting to make architecture and manufacturing more eco-friendly. Highlights several companies' efforts to implement these principles into their production methods.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Antakaa Meille Luur Ankomme!

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Relates the story of how a Sami man is trying to compel the Norwegian authorities to release the skull of an ancestor. Describes the official racism suffered by the Sami people at the hands of the Norwegian government and society, aided and abetted by anthropologists and the medical establishment.
DVD
2010; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

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O. Winston Link was one of America's most exceptional photographic artists. His meticulously composed images are widely regarded as icons of 20th Century Americana. Behind this success story is a bizarre tale of deceit, lust and greed involving Link, his wife Conchita and her lover Edward Hayes.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Real Thing

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Focuses on the takeover of the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Guatemala City by its unionized employees in 1984. Examines how the bloody struggle of the union for recognition in the 1970s has fueled the workers' determination to gain a just settlement from the plant owners and the Coca-Cola Company.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fang: An Epic Journey

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This is a work of fiction but everything in it is based on real events. It is about the journey of an African sculpture, beginning in Cameroon in 1904. The film then traces what happens to the sculpture in Paris in 1907 and 1917, Berlin in 1933, and New York in 1948. The sculpture finally ends up in a museum in 1970.
Online
2019; 2001
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Il Bacio di Tosca

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Captures the world of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world's first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. Featuring Giuseppe Manacchini, Leonida Bellon, Salvatore Locapo, Giovanni Erminio Puligheddu, and Sara Scuderi, its inhabitants are singers many of whom had significant careers on the opera stage, re-living and re-enacting their triumphant roles of the glorious past.
DVD
2014; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of el Anatsui

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A powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist. An insider's view of the artist's practice, the ingenious steps and thousands of hours of labor that convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Behind the charming, easy-going artist we meet a man mysterious even to his dearest friends. The film circles around Anatsui -- we see the celebrated artist at the Venice Biennale, in his home town, inside his studio directing a score of assistants.
Online
2018; 2011; 2019
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Chicago Boys

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In the middle of the Cold War, the University of Chicago gave scholarships to a group of Chilean students to study economics under the teachings of Milton Friedman. Twenty years later, during Pinochet's dictatorship, they changed the destiny of Chile. This insightful documentary, narrated by the Chicago Boys themselves, brings a retrospective look that helps to understand the present and questions the idea of 'the end justifies the means.'
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Absent House

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Pioneering architect Fernando Abruña Charneco, FAIA, confronts climate change with his sustainable constructions. An apprentice of R. Buckminster Fuller, Charneco puts nature first before erecting a building -- a practice which would later be labeled as sustainable green architecture.
Online
2015; 2013
UVA Library (Item is on order)
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Trinkets & Beads

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Documents the lives of the Huaorani, a small tribe of Ecuadorian Indians who, after 20 years of pressure from foreign oil companies, agreed to allow oil-drilling on their land. Focuses on the introduction of massive environmental pollution and cultural change, and the tribe's subsequent efforts to regain control of their lives and lands.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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The Destruction of Memory

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The bombing of Sarajevo's National Library and the burning of its ancient books. The looting of the Iraqi National Museum and destruction of its priceless historical objects. The beheading of Kahled al-Asaad, long-time lead archaeologist for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the city of Palmyra, Syria, for refusing to give up hidden artifacts. In the "cradle of civilization" and beyond, the last century has seen the rise of cultural destruction: the intentional annihilation of irreplaceable artwork, artifacts, historical sites and their stewards in desperate attempts to erase collective history and identity.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Absent House

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Pioneering architect Fernando Abruña Charneco, FAIA, confronts climate change with his sustainable constructions. An apprentice of R. Buckminster Fuller, Charneco puts nature first before erecting a building -- a practice which would later be labeled as sustainable green architecture.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Arguing the World

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Arguing the world is the portrait of Irving Kristol, Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, and Nathan Glazer. It is the story of a lifelong political argument among brilliant and engaging individuals who came of age as radicals at the City College of New York during the Great Depression and then journeyed across the political spectrum.
Online
2011
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Level Five

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"...a hallucinatory visual essay, half documentary, half fiction, on memory, tragedy, and early digital culture. A woman (Catherine Belkodja), haunted by the loss of her lover, works on programming a video game about World War II's Battle of Okinawa. Melding retro-futuristic sci-fi imagery and reflections on traumas in Japanese history into a provocative visual and philosophical puzzle, Level Five 'belongs equally to the past, the present and the future...'"--Container
DVD
2014; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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No Loans Today: South Central Los Angeles

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A Documentary film which examines daily life in the African-American community of South Central Los Angeles, which centers on the ABC Loan Company, a pawnshop/check cashing outlet and the economic services it provides to the local community. Through interviews with African-American business owners and local residents film examines the economic and social problems endured by community residents such as crime, gangs and unemployment.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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On Strike!: Chris Marker and the Medvedkin Group

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"In 1967, Chris Marker and Mario Marret filmed Be Seeing You (À Bientôt J'Espère), about a strike and factory occupation--the first in France since 1936--by textile workers in the city of Besançon, the goals of which were unusual because the workers refused to disassociate their salary and job security demands from a social and cultural agenda. Nevertheless when the film was completed, and the filmmakers returned to screen it for the workers in Besançon, many of them were not happy with it. La Charniere, the audio recording of their intense debate after the screening, is included on this disc as an extra. In response Marker and his colleagues reorganized their efforts, and began training workers to collaboratively make their own films, under the name "The Medvedkin Group," after Alex [...]
DVD
2014; 1967
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Forgotten Space

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The sea is forgotten until disaster strikes. But perhaps the biggest seagoing disaster is the global supply chain, which - maybe in a more fundamental way than financial speculation - leads the world economy to the abyss. This essayistic, political documentary follows container cargo aboard ships, barges, trains and trucks, listening to workers, engineers, planners, politicians, and those marginalized by the global transport system. We discover the most sophisticated expression of the belief that the maritime economy, and the sea itself, is somehow obsolete.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Fire on the Mountain

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The goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers, and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training atop the Colorado Rockies to the spectacular night climb of Italy's Riva Ridge, where the 10th scored their biggest victory against Hitler's troops, Fire on the Mountain tells the thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory.
Online
2011; 1995
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Chats Perchés =: The Case of the Grinning Cat

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In November 2001, Chris Marker became intrigued by the sudden appearance of grinning yellow cat paintings on Paris buildings and began to document them, as well as other incidents and protests in the city of Paris while he filmed. The creator is eventually revealed to be an art collective known as Mr. Chat.
DVD
2008; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Ta Luo =: Tharlo

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Tharlo is a Tibetan shepherd, used to living with little human contact. Visiting a Tibetan town in Qinghai province to obtain a proper ID card from the local police station, Tharlo surprises Police Chief Dorje by reciting from memory a lengthy excerpt from one of Chairman Mao's essays. But things develop in a romantic rather than a political direction. To prepare for his ID photo, Tharlo needs his hair washed, and so meets Yangtso, a beautiful local hairdresser. Their courtship is both exquisitely awkward and enthrallingly suspenseful.
Online
2016; 2015