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Nelofer Pazira, Yung Chang, Robert Fisk, National Film Board of Canada, KimStim
Description: For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world. Yung Chang's This Is Not a Movie captures Fisk in action--feet on the ground, notebook in hand, as he travels into landscapes devastated by war, ferreting out the facts and firing reports back home to reach an audience of millions. The process of translating raw experience into incisive and passionate dispatches requires the determination to see things first-hand and the tenacity to say what others won't. In his relentless pursuit of the facts, Fisk has attracted his share of controversy. But in spite of the danger, he has continued to cover stories as they unfold, talking directly to the people involved. In an era of fake news, when journalists are dubbed the enemies of the people, Fisk's resolve to document reality has become an obsessive war to speak the truth.
Call Number: 070.92 Thi
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Yoruba Richen, Elizabeth Trojian, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone
Description: Take an unprecedented look at the intersection of African American women artists, politics and entertainment and hear the story of how six trailblazing performers--Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier--changed American culture through their films, fashion, music, and politics.
Call Number: 323.1196 How
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 13, 2021
Jeff Kaufman, Ann Curry, Olivia Colman, Floating World Pictures, Collective Eye Films
Description: In the courts and on the streets, Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBTQ, religious minorities, journalists, artists, and those facing the death penalty. She was arrested in June 2018 and sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes. Even from prison, she has continued to challenge the authorities. Narrated by Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman and secretly filmed by women and men who risked arrest.
Call Number: 323.092 Nas
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, M. A. Golan, Freida Lee Mock, Kino International Corporation
Description: Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in her own Words tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn't get a job despite graduating first in her law school class in a tie and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. It also reveals both the public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and women's rights.
Call Number: 347.7326 Rut
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 13, 2021
Maite Alberdi, Marcela Santibáñez, Sergio Chamy, Rómulo Aitken, Marta Olivares
Description: A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.
Call Number: 362.16 Mol
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Daniel McCabe, Cara Feinberg, David Pogue, Big House Productions,
Description: After the events of "Hunting the Elements", venture on a worldwide quest to find the key molecules and chemical reactions that have paved the way for human civilization, life, the universe, and everything.
Call Number: 541.39 Bey
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Dereck Joubert, Beverly Joubert, Casey Anderson, Christian Munoz-Donosa, René Araneda
Description: In a hidden realm at the end of the world, amidst the massive ice mountains of Chile's Torres del Paine National Park, condors soar, colorful caracaras keep a sharp eye out for prey, graceful guanacos roam, and vivid pink flamingos make a theatrical appearance.
Call Number: 599.7524 Pum
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Bud Force, John Langmore, Passion River Films
Description: Steeped in authenticity, this is an opportunity to ride alongside modern working cowboys on some of America's largest and most remote cattle ranches. Meet the men and women working on these "big outfit" ranches, some of which are over one million acres, and still require full crews of horseback mounted workers to tend large herds of cattle. Explore the rewards and hardships of a celebrated but misunderstood way of life, including the challenges that lie ahead for the modern cowboy.
Call Number: 636.213 Cow
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 13, 2021
Hilary Klotz Steinmen, Vanessa Ruiz, Nancy Sherman, Chana Gazit, Kate Burton
Description: It tells the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work decoding thousands of messages for the U.S. government would send infamous gangsters to prison and bring down a massive, near-invisible Nazi spy ring in WWII. A suburban wife and mother who led a secret double life, her remarkable contributions to the science of cryptology would only come to light decades after her death when classified government files were unsealed. But together with her husband, the legendary cryptologist William Friedman, Elizebeth helped develop the codebreaking methods that led to the creation of the powerful new science of cryptology and laid the foundation for modern codebreaking today.
Call Number: 652.8092 Cod
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 13, 2021
Russell Wayne Groves, Jacob Hamilton, One Spark Films (Firm), Ralph Smyth Entertainment, Aspiration Entertainment (Firm)
Description: Introducing his never before seen 'leaping one-hander' to the masses on a national level, Kenny Sailors quickly grew to be a fan favorite while leading his Wyoming Cowboys to the Collegiate National Championship in Madison Square Garden in 1943. But after playing on several losing teams in an unstable, emerging league now known as the NBA, Kenny disappeared into the Alaskan wilderness only to be forgotten by the sport he helped pioneer. Now, nearly sixty years later, the multitude of people he has touched along the way have forced Kenny's humble reemergence.
Call Number: 796.32363 Jum
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Oeke Hoogendijk, Jan Six, Richard Walter John Montagu-Douglas-Scott Buccleuch, Éric de Rothschild, Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)
Description: Delves into the world of people who passionately love and collect the paintings of Rembrandt.
Call Number: 759.9492 My R
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 13, 2021
J. J. Jackson, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen
Description: Narrated by original MTV VJ J.J. Jackson, this chronicles the rise of Edward Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony from their formative years to their transformation into a worldwide phenomenon. Their tale is told by childhood friends, fellow musicians, producers, and the band themselves. Rare footage and never-before-seen photos document their remarkable story.
Call Number: 781.66 Van
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Emily Harrold, Rob Rapley, Renée Elise Goldsberry, PBS Distribution
Description: Follow the story of singer Marian Anderson, whose talent broke down barriers around the world. Narrated by Renée Elise Goldsberry, Voice of Freedom interweaves Anderson's rich life story with this landmark moment in history, exploring fundamental questions about talent, race, fame, democracy and the American soul.
Call Number: 782.1092 Voi
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 13, 2021
Andrea Gastgeb, Bill Murphy, Otmar Penker, Klaus Feichtenberger, Russell Boulter
Description: In Europe's highest mountain range, discover how Eurasian lynx, golden eagles, ibex, griffon vultures and other animals face extreme seasonal fluctuations from thunderstorms to avalanches in an epic two-part documentary event. On every mountain slope, ridge or meadow, a natural world drama plays out as animals fight for survival in the Alps.
Call Number: 949.47 Alp
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 13, 2021
Scott Ressler, National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: For centuries, Inuit in the Arctic have lived on and around the frozen ocean. Now, as climate change is rapidly melting the sea ice between Canada and Greenland, development here threatens to upset the delicate balance between their communities, land and wildlife.
Call Number: 970.00497 Las
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Geoffrey C. Ward, Sarah Botstein, Peter Coyote
Description: Examine the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers: Ernest Hemingway. Intimate and insightful, the series weaves together Hemingway's biography with excerpts from his work. The film penetrates the myth of Hemingway to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure.
Call Number: B Hem
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Ric Burns, Oliver Sacks, Zeitgeist Films, Kino Lorber
Description: A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. For eighty hours, surrounded by family, friends, and notebooks from six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, he talked about his life and work, his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world, and the place of human beings within it. Drawing on these deeply personal reflections, as well as nearly two dozen interviews with close friends, family members, colleagues, and patients, and archival material from every point in his life.
Call Number: B Sac
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 16, 2021
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This Is Not A Movie : Robert Fisk And The Politics Of Truth
Nelofer Pazira, Yung Chang, Robert Fisk, National Film Board of Canada, KimStim
070.92 Thi
Cowboys : A Documentary Portrait
Bud Force, John Langmore, Passion River Films
636.213 Cow
Earth's Sacred Wonders
Elena Saurel, Matthew Barrett, Ben Crichton, Fay Finlay, George Pagliero
203.5 Ear
The Codebreaker
Hilary Klotz Steinmen, Vanessa Ruiz, Nancy Sherman, Chana Gazit, Kate Burton
652.8092 Cod
The Black Church : This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
Stacey Holman, Shayla Harris, Christopher Bryson, Henry Louis Gates, Adriana Pacheco
277.3 Bla
Jump Shot : The Kenny Sailors Story
Russell Wayne Groves, Jacob Hamilton, One Spark Films (Firm), Ralph Smyth Entertainment, Aspiration Entertainment (Firm)
796.32363 Jum
East Lake Meadows : A Public Housing Story
Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Aljernon Tunsil, Buddy Squires
363.585 Eas
My Rembrandt
Oeke Hoogendijk, Jan Six, Richard Walter John Montagu-Douglas-Scott Buccleuch, Éric de Rothschild, Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)
759.9492 My R
How It Feels To Be Free
Yoruba Richen, Elizabeth Trojian, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone
323.1196 How
The Van Halen Story : The Early Years.
J. J. Jackson, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen
781.66 Van
My Name Is Pedro
Lillian Lasalle, Pedro Santana, Yvonne Torres, Steve White, Ira Oustatcher
370.92 My n
Voice Of Freedom
Emily Harrold, Rob Rapley, Renée Elise Goldsberry, PBS Distribution
782.1092 Voi
Nasrin
Jeff Kaufman, Ann Curry, Olivia Colman, Floating World Pictures, Collective Eye Films
323.092 Nas
Acasă, My Home
Radu Cionicluc, Kino Lorber
949.8 Aca
Ruth : Justice Ginsburg In Her Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, M. A. Golan, Freida Lee Mock, Kino International Corporation
347.7326 Rut
The Alps
Andrea Gastgeb, Bill Murphy, Otmar Penker, Klaus Feichtenberger, Russell Boulter
949.47 Alp
Some Kind Of Heaven
Lance Oppenheim, Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
307.7 Som
The Last Ice
Scott Ressler, National Geographic Society (U.S.)
970.00497 Las
The Mole Agent
Maite Alberdi, Marcela Santibáñez, Sergio Chamy, Rómulo Aitken, Marta Olivares
362.16 Mol
Flannery : The Storied Life Of The Writer From Georgia
Elizabeth Coffman, Mark Bosco, Julie Sacks, Ted Hardin, PBS Distribution (Firm)
B OCo
A Perfect Planet : The Story Of Earth's Power And Fragility
Huw Cordey, Nick Shoolingen-Jordan, Ed Charles, David Attenborough, Silverback Films (Firm)
550 Per
Hemingway
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Geoffrey C. Ward, Sarah Botstein, Peter Coyote
B Hem
Beyond The Elements
Daniel McCabe, Cara Feinberg, David Pogue, Big House Productions,
541.39 Bey
Oliver Sacks : His Own Life
Ric Burns, Oliver Sacks, Zeitgeist Films, Kino Lorber
B Sac
Pumas : Legends Of The Ice Mountains
Dereck Joubert, Beverly Joubert, Casey Anderson, Christian Munoz-Donosa, René Araneda
599.7524 Pum