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Andrea Miller, Robert Seidman, Oren Rudavsky, Adam Driver, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: The story of a man who was an American newspaper editor and publisher who helped establish the pattern of the modern newspaper. In his time he was one of the most powerful journalists in the United States.
Call Number: 070.92 Jos
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Stanley Nelson, Traci Curry, Marcia A. Smith, Tamara Tunie, Firelight Films (Firm)
Description: The documentary seeks to illuminate, educate, and inform, by examining more than 150 years of African-American men and women, from those bound by bondage to moguls at the top of multimillion-dollar empires.
Call Number: 338.04 Bos
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Christian Sonderegger, Moïra Chappedelaine-Vautier, Jacob Hunt, Ciaofilm, Willow Films
Description: A small town smack bang in the American Midwest. Suzanna, aged 23 and using the name Coby, transitions into a man: Jacob. His transformation deeply disrupts the lives of all who love him; ultimately, Coby's chrysalis morphs into the transformation of a whole family compelled to modify their own perspectives. Not only a physical metamorphosis is at stake here, but also a spiritual one that eventually takes place under the director's bright, unusual eye.
Call Number: 306.768 Cob
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 23, 2019
Henry Singer, Rob Miller, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Sandpaper Films
Description: Go inside the war crimes trial of one of the infamous figures from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Get exclusive access to the trial of Ratko Mladic, accused of masterminding the siege of Sarajevo and the murder of Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.
Call Number: 341.69 Tri
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Astra Taylor, Lea Marin, Robert Kennedy, Maya Bankovic, Heather McIntosh
Description: Director Astra Taylor's idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents, from ancient Athens's groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism's roots in medieval Italy, from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.
Call Number: 321.8 Wha
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 5, 2019
Cristina Constantini, Darren Foster, Jeff Plunkett, Jeff Morrow, National Geographic Documentary Films
Description: "This ... documentary follows nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe ... on their quests to compete at the international Science and Engineering Fair"--Container.
Call Number: 507.8 Sci
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 13, 2019
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: Creatures carve out a grueling existence amongst vast snow-forests and the brutal tundra. During winter, the Arctic Ocean locks these lands in ice and 24 hours of night, but summer brings around the clock sun, and the ocean and its islands burst into life attracting animals from all over the globe, for a summer feeding frenzy.
Call Number: 577.7 Wil
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Doug James, Gorman Bechard, Kristine Bechard, Dean Falcone, What Were We Thinking Films
Description: After coming to the aid of a dog who had been set on fire, professor Doug James enlisted in the cause of animal welfare, petioning lawmakers in his home state of Alabama to make the abuse of domestic animals a felony.
Call Number: 636.0832 Dog
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Walter Cronkite, CBS News, CBS DVD (Firm)
Description: Commemorates 40 years of space exploration by America's NASA astronauts, from the first Mercury missions that successfully launched John Glenn into orbit, to the moon landing, Skylab, the shuttle and beyond. An opportunity to relive some of man's greatest achievements. From the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 to the first launch of the shuttle Colombia in 1981.
Call Number: 629.454 Man
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Sasha Waters-Freyer, Geoff Dyer, Jeffrey Fraenkel, Susan Kismaric, Laurie Simmons
Description: A documentary about an important American still photographer who captured New York City in the 1960s (his work there is said to have influenced the TV show Mad Men) and later the West in Texas and Los Angeles.
Call Number: 770.92 Gar
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 5, 2019
Jesse James Miller, Derek A. Murray, Richard Pryor, Sandra Bernhard, Ron De Blasio
Description: The legendary performer and iconic social satirist transcended race and social barriers by delivering his honest irreverent and biting humor to America's stages and living rooms until his death at 65. Featuring an iconic comedic cast of historians, activists and artists who provide a unique brushstroke into the complex world of Pryor, the film dives deeply into the psyche of a comedic genius whose mother was a prostitute, father a pimp, and grandmother a madam.
Call Number: 792.76 I am
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 23, 2019
Adam Schlesinger, Linda Saffire, Wendy Whelan, Bob Eisenhardt, Philip Sheppard
Description: " ... Offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-breaking three decades with the company ... We watch Whelan brave the surgery that she hopes will enable her comeback to NYCB and we watch her begin to the explore the world of contemporary dance, as she steps outside the traditionally patriarchal world of ballet to create Restless Creature, a collection of four contemporary vignettes forged in collaboration with four young choreographers."--Container.
Call Number: 792.8028 Res
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 14, 2019
Gentry Kirby, Erin Leyden, Ben Lovett, ESPN Films (Firm), ESPN Home Entertainment
Description: Chronciles the turbulent life and career of heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, who rose to fame after he was given a starring role in the motion picture Rocky V. Focuses on Morrison's final years, in which he dealt with drug addiction, imprisonment, and AIDS.
Call Number: 796.83 Tom
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 1, 2019
Leah Warshawski, Todd Soliday, Sonia Warshawski, Passion River Films
Description: In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski, great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor, runs the tailor shop she's owned for more than 30 years. But when she's served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, the film also also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry.
Call Number: 940.5318 Big
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 14, 2019
John Maggio, Tom Denison, Jeff Bieber, Dalton Delan, Manuel Catteau
Description: Brings to light a new history of the Korean War; an event that still reverberates to this day. New archives in Russia, China, South Korea, and the United States will change public understanding of a critical turning point in world history.
Call Number: 951.9042 Kor
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Joseph Dorman, Jeffrey Wright, Daniel P. Moynihan, Elizabeth Moynihan, James Patterson
Description: Daniel Patrick Moynihan, did not just live in the twentieth century, he strode across it, a colossus of ideas and a man of deeds. He was an influential intellectual and sociologist, policy specialist, ambassador and long-serving senator. Fifteen years after his death, as the nation sinks further into hyper-partisanship and politics has become dominated by the frenzy of social media, the first feature length documentary about his life captures Moynihan as never before.
Call Number: 973.92 Moy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 5, 2019
Alexandria Bombach, Patrick Jonsson, Murad Ismael, Nadia Murad, Amal Clooney
Description: "At only twenty-three years old, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad's life is a dizzying array of important undertakings, from giving testimony before the U.N. Security Council to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews, emotionally draining speeches and an endless succession of one-on-one meetings with top government officials."--Container.
Call Number: 956.70443 On h
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 14, 2019
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Joseph Pulitzer: Voice Of The People
Andrea Miller, Robert Seidman, Oren Rudavsky, Adam Driver, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
070.92 Jos
Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable
Sasha Waters-Freyer, Geoff Dyer, Jeffrey Fraenkel, Susan Kismaric, Laurie Simmons
770.92 Gar
Boss: The Black Experience In Business
Stanley Nelson, Traci Curry, Marcia A. Smith, Tamara Tunie, Firelight Films (Firm)
338.04 Bos
I Am Richard Pryor
Jesse James Miller, Derek A. Murray, Richard Pryor, Sandra Bernhard, Ron De Blasio
792.76 I am
Coby
Christian Sonderegger, Moïra Chappedelaine-Vautier, Jacob Hunt, Ciaofilm, Willow Films
306.768 Cob
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
Adam Schlesinger, Linda Saffire, Wendy Whelan, Bob Eisenhardt, Philip Sheppard
792.8028 Res
The Trial Of Ratko Mladic
Henry Singer, Rob Miller, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Sandpaper Films
341.69 Tri
Tommy
Gentry Kirby, Erin Leyden, Ben Lovett, ESPN Films (Firm), ESPN Home Entertainment
796.83 Tom
What Is Democracy?
Astra Taylor, Lea Marin, Robert Kennedy, Maya Bankovic, Heather McIntosh
321.8 Wha
Big Sonia
Leah Warshawski, Todd Soliday, Sonia Warshawski, Passion River Films
940.5318 Big
Science Fair
Cristina Constantini, Darren Foster, Jeff Plunkett, Jeff Morrow, National Geographic Documentary Films
507.8 Sci
Korea: The Never Ending War
John Maggio, Tom Denison, Jeff Bieber, Dalton Delan, Manuel Catteau
951.9042 Kor
Wild Arctic
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
577.7 Wil
Moynihan
Joseph Dorman, Jeffrey Wright, Daniel P. Moynihan, Elizabeth Moynihan, James Patterson
973.92 Moy
A Dog Named Gucci
Doug James, Gorman Bechard, Kristine Bechard, Dean Falcone, What Were We Thinking Films
636.0832 Dog
On Her Shoulders
Alexandria Bombach, Patrick Jonsson, Murad Ismael, Nadia Murad, Amal Clooney
956.70443 On h
Man On The Moon: With Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite, CBS News, CBS DVD (Firm)
629.454 Man