DVD - Documentaries & How-To Films

Printer Friendly Display

Newly arrived at the library!


Janice Engel, James Egan, Carlisle Vandervoort, Monique Zavistovski, Magnolia Pictures
Description: Tthe story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor-sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril and said 'Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.' Molly's words have proved prescient.
Call Number: 070.92 Rai
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
Jake Clennell, B. K. S. Iyengar, Clennell Films, Kino Lorber
Description: Iyengar Yoga is universally respected, practiced worldwide and credited by multitudes as life transforming, but because its founder B. K. S. Iyengar is famously reclusive, little is known about the man who invented this powerful practice. Thanks to exclusive, intimate access to this legendary yogi, Jake Clennell's documentary is able to showcase the profound spirituality embedded in his practice, which has led religions around the world to incorporate Iyengar Yoga into their ritual observances.
Call Number: 204.3 Iye
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 18, 2019
Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir, Mariska Hargitay, Tony Hardmon, Viridiana Lieberman
Description: "I am evidence exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the United States today. Despite the power of DNA to solve and prevent crimes, hundreds of thousands of kits containing potentially crucial DNA evidence languish untested in police evidence storage rooms across the country. Behind each of these kits lies an individual's unresolved sexual assault case. Produced by Mariska Hargitay, I am evidence follows stories of survivors who have waited years for their kits to be tested, as well as the law enforcement officials who are leading the charge to work through the backlog and pursue long-awaited justice in these cases. The film reveals the high cost of the lingering lassitude surrounding rape investigations in this country, and the positive effects of treating survivors with the respect they deserve and an opportunity for justice."--Container.
Call Number: 363.2595 I am
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
Rudy Valdez, Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Viridiana Lieberman,
Description: Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing's devastating consequences, captured by Cindy's brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years.
Call Number: 365.6089 Sen
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 18, 2019
Lawrence R. Hott, Ken Chowder, , ,
Description: It tells the astonishing, heartbreaking, inspiring, and largely-untold story of Native Americans in the United States military. Why would Indian men and women put their lives on the line for the very government that took their homelands? The film relates the stories of Native American warriors from their own points of view, stories of service and pain, of courage and fear.
Call Number: 355.0089 War
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
Barny Revill, Chloë Sarosh, Corey Johnson, British Broadcasting Corporation. Natural History Unit, British Broadcasting Corporation
Description: Cameras in space tell stories of life on the planet from a brand new perspective, revealing its incredible movements, colors, patterns, and just how fast it is changing.
Call Number: 508 Lif
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 18, 2019
Matt Brandon, BBC Studios, British Broadcasting Corporation, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: Examine the world's most extraordinary wildlife living in the newest and fastest changing habitat on the planet - cities. The innovative three-part series features a diverse cast of animals that are adjusting to this new world better than predicted, not only applying their natural born skills and abilities to life in the city, but also making amazing physical or behavioral adaptations.
Call Number: 577.27 Wil
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 18, 2019
Sophie Huber, Hercli Bundi, Chiemi Karasawa, Susanne Guggenberger, Ambrose Akinmusire
Description: Beyond the notes is a journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, one of the most important labels in the history of jazz. Founded in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, the history of the label goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical freedom, the conflict between art and commerce, and the idea of music as a transformative and revolutionary force. Includes archival footage, current recording sessions, and conversations with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Robert Glasper, Norah Jones, and others.
Call Number: 781.65 Blu
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 19, 2019
Maia Wechsler, Lisa Friedman, Stephen Petronio, Davalois Fearon, Gino Grenek
Description: Stephen Petronio, one of today's leading dance-makers, is determined to help his dancers breathe new life into RainForest (1968), an iconic work by the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. With help from three members of the former Cunningham company, the film tracks Petronio's dancers as they strive to re-stage this great work, revealing what it takes to keep a dance, and a legacy, alive.
Call Number: 792.8 If t
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 18, 2019
Douglas J Cohen, Louis C Tarantino, History (Television network), Flight 33 Productions (Firm), Arts and Entertainment Network
Description: "This moving documentary pays tribute to the valor and sacrifice of African-American soldiers while shedding light on the discrimination and disregard that at times proved more threatening than the rigors of battle. 1.2 million African-Americans served in World War II, and although largely forgotten by history, nearly 2,000 of them stormed the beaches of Normandy. For the first time ever, seven of these forgotten heroes tell their stories. Through dramatic recreations and in-depth interviews, we discover the African-American contribution to the Normandy Invasion"--A & E Television website.
Call Number: 940.5403 Dis
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Fred Kuwornu, FKK Filmz (Firm), Passion River Films
Description: The 92nd Buffalo Division was an all African-American segregated combat unit that fought with outstanding heroism in Italy during the Second World War. The 'Buffalo Soldiers' were men who valiantly fought two wars at the same time: one against the Nazis, the other against racial discrimination. Those who survived found that their contributions went unnoticed when they returned to the United States. Featured are little-known aspects of the story, plus an appearance by President Barack Obama.
Call Number: 940.5403 Ins
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Gateway Films
Description: The documentary provides viewers with highly personal insights from a group of Native American war heroes regarding their service on behalf of the United States and the Navajo Nation. The secret code these Marines developed, based on the unwritten Navaho language, was never broken, giving American troops an upper hand in many battles that ultimately led to Japan's surrender in 1945.
Call Number: 940.5403 Nav
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Linda Hirsch, Martin Smith, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Rain Media
Description: The murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has drawn the world's attention to the young Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Frontline investigates the rise of MBS, his vision for the future, his handling of dissent, his relationship with the United States -- and his ties to Khashoggi's killing.
Call Number: 953.8053 Cro
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
Laine Drewery, Dion Johnstone, 90th Parallel Film & Television Productions, Rogers Broadcasting Limited,
Description: Tells the compelling story of William Still, one of the most unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad, and details the accounts of black abolitionists who had everything at stake as they helped fugitives follow the North Star to Canada.
Call Number: 973.7115 Und
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Joe O'Connell, Gary Kent, Marc Singer, Monte Hellman
Description: Gary Kent was the king of B movies in the Sixties and Seventies, working for indie directors from Richard Rush to Ray Dennis Steckler to Al Adamson, but he's tackled even larger real-life challenges, including a run-in with Charles Manson and his family. The inspiration for the Brad Pitt character in Quentin Tarantino's' Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Call Number: B Ken
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2020
Jeffrey Palmer, N. Scott Momaday, Robert Redford, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges
Description: Words from a Bear gives a thorough survey of Momaday's most prolific years as a doctorate fellow at Stanford University, his achievement of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1969, and his later works that solidified his place as the founding member of the 'Native American Renaissance' in art and literature, influencing a generation of Native American artists, scholars, and political activists.
Call Number: B Mom
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 17, 2019
Subscribe to New Best Fun List: DVD - Documentaries & How-To Films
Raise Hell : The Life And Times Of Molly Ivins
Janice Engel, James Egan, Carlisle Vandervoort, Monique Zavistovski, Magnolia Pictures
070.92 Rai
If The Dancer Dances
Maia Wechsler, Lisa Friedman, Stephen Petronio, Davalois Fearon, Gino Grenek
792.8 If t
Iyengar : The Man, Yoga, And The Student's Journey
Jake Clennell, B. K. S. Iyengar, Clennell Films, Kino Lorber
204.3 Iye
A Distant Shore : African Americans Of D-day
Douglas J Cohen, Louis C Tarantino, History (Television network), Flight 33 Productions (Firm), Arts and Entertainment Network
940.5403 Dis
I Am Evidence
Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir, Mariska Hargitay, Tony Hardmon, Viridiana Lieberman
363.2595 I am
Inside Buffalo
Fred Kuwornu, FKK Filmz (Firm), Passion River Films
940.5403 Ins
The Sentence
Rudy Valdez, Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Viridiana Lieberman,
365.6089 Sen
Navajo Code Talkers Of World War II
Gateway Films
940.5403 Nav
The Warrior Tradition
Lawrence R. Hott, Ken Chowder, , ,
355.0089 War
The Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia
Linda Hirsch, Martin Smith, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Rain Media
953.8053 Cro
Life From Above
Barny Revill, Chloë Sarosh, Corey Johnson, British Broadcasting Corporation. Natural History Unit, British Broadcasting Corporation
508 Lif
Underground Railroad : The William Still Story
Laine Drewery, Dion Johnstone, 90th Parallel Film & Television Productions, Rogers Broadcasting Limited,
973.7115 Und
Wild Metropolis
Matt Brandon, BBC Studios, British Broadcasting Corporation, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), PBS Distribution (Firm)
577.27 Wil
Danger God
Joe O'Connell, Gary Kent, Marc Singer, Monte Hellman
B Ken
Blue Note Records : Beyond The Notes
Sophie Huber, Hercli Bundi, Chiemi Karasawa, Susanne Guggenberger, Ambrose Akinmusire
781.65 Blu
N. Scott Momaday : Words From A Bear
Jeffrey Palmer, N. Scott Momaday, Robert Redford, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges
B Mom