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Guillaume Maidatchevsky, Peter Franzén, Donald Sutherland
Description: Follow the odyssey of Ailo, a newborn reindeer, his fight for survival and the challenges that punctuate his first year. His awakening to the wild world is a real tale in the heart of the grandiose and stunning landscapes of Finland.
Call Number: 599.658 Rei
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 6, 2019
Tosca Looby, Barry Humphries, Northern Pictures (Firm)
Description: The show offers a blue chip, continent-wide series ranging from the land's highest snow peaks to the depths of the frigid and wild southern seas; from its last populations of wild numbats to its largest diorama of giant cuttlefish. It's a land of diverse beauty, that delights, and surprises. The series both entertains and deepens our understanding of how the natural world is made up of not just unique species, but distinct individuals, whose lives are far from predictable.
Call Number: 508.94 Mag
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 4, 2019
Avi Belkin, Mike Wallace, Rafael Marmor, John Battsek, Drexler Films
Description: Legendary newsman Mike Wallace unflinchingly interrogated the twentieth century's biggest figures in over 50 years on the air, and his aggressive reporting style and showmanship redefined what America came to expect from broadcasters. Unearthing decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutes vault, this documentary portrait explores what drove and plagued this restless reporter, whose storied career was entwined with the evolution of journalism itself.
Call Number: 071.3 Mik
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 4, 2019
Alexandre Mourot
Description: Inherited from Maria Montessori in 1907, the Montessori Method is a child-centered educational approach celebrating and nurturing each child's desire to learn. It is an approach valuing the human spirit and full child development: physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. Curious to see how the Method works first hand, filmmaker Alexandre Mourot sets his camera up in the oldest Montessori school in France (with kids from 3 to 6 years of age) and observes.
Call Number: 371.392 Mon
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Mads Brügger, Peter Engel, Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Andreas Rocksén, Tore Vollan
Description: In 1961, Secretary General of the UN Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia while en route to ceasefire negotiations between non-combatant UN forces and troops from the breakaway state of Katanga. What started as conspiracy theories have evolved into a growing consensus that Hammarskjold and fifteen other people were shot down, inciting the UN to reopen the case on the suspicion of assassination.
Call Number: 364.1524 Col
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 5, 2019
Abby Ellis, Kayla Ruble, Jacob Carah
Description: Exposing the deadly toll from the Flint water crisis. A two-year FRONTLINE investigation uncovers the roots and extent of a deadly Legionnaires' outbreak during the water crisis, and how officials failed to stop it.
Call Number: 363.61 Fli
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Jennifer Deschamps, Ina Fichman, Frederick Lacroix, presenter Intuitive Pictures, production company KM (Firm)
Description: It is the autopsy of a crime, by those who tried to prevent it from within. Mortgage brokers from California and a handful of New York executives called out these fraudulent transactions. But nobody listened.
Call Number: 338.542 Ins
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 4, 2019
Dan Habib, Chris Cooper, Naieer Shaheed, Naomie Monplaisir, Micah Flalka Feldman
Description: Starring three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities, Micah, Naieer, and Naomie, who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.
Call Number: 362.3 Int
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 4, 2019
Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp
Description: Five children in Swaziland dive into their imaginations to create an original African tale about a girl on a dangerous quest.
Call Number: 398.2086 Liy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Yony Leyser, Nina Berfelde, Thomas Janze, Bruce LaBruce, G. B. Jones
Description: Started in the 1980s as a fabricated movement intended to punk the punk scene, it quickly became a real-life cultural community of LGBTQ music and movie-making revolutionaries. From the start of the pseudo-movement to the widespread rise of pop artists who used queer identity to push against gay assimilation and homophobic punk culture, this is a 'how-to-do-it' guide for the next generation of queer radicals.
Call Number: 306.766 Que
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Eddie Rosenstein, Jenni Olson, Amie Segal, Sean Eldridge, Chris Hughes
Description: Viewers will see the nail-biting behind-the-scenes story that traces the marriage equality movement's historic progress and reveals the masterminds of the movement who fought to win same-sex marriage throughout the United States.
Call Number: 306.848 Fre
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Jason Sklaver, Benjamin Crump, Lions Gate Films, Arts and Entertainment Network
Description: "[This series] focuses on the investigation of the death of prolific and influential rapper and actor Tupac Shakur. Each installment of this investigative series will include aspects from the legendary artist's life, as well as follow famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts a full-scale, intensive investigation into key theories behind Tupac's murder."--Container.
Call Number: 364.1523 Who
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 5, 2019
Arina Ii, Vianet D'jenguet, Sue Gibson, Colin Stafford-Johnson, Robert Poole
Description: The first year of life is the toughest. Four cinematographers follow six iconic baby animals as they face the challenges of surviving their first year on Earth. For these animal babies, it is the story of what it takes to survive in the wild.
Call Number: 591.392 Ani
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Kerry Shale, BBC Earth (Firm)
Description: Meet Tunya and his siblings-a litter of lively lion cubs orphaned in Zambia shortly after their birth. Without parents or an established pride to guide them, the cubs bounce into the Lion School run by a conservation organization near Victoria Falls. Watch them tumble, play and, with a little help from their human friends, learn how to meet their wildlife neighbors, avoid dangers, be brave, and hunt for the first time. One cub--Tunya--stands out as a natural leader, ready and eager to take his place as ruler of the next generation.
Call Number: 599.757 Tun
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Matt Maude, Sarah Kerruish, Jonathan Key, Benji Merrison, Jay Maude
Description: From the first smartphones to social media, eBay to emojis, the ideas that dominate lives were born at a 1989 tech startup you've never heard of. It is a tale of how a great vision and an epic failure changed the world.
Call Number: 658.11 Gen
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Gardner Doolittle, Deyman Doolittle, Aneva Walker, ,
Description: In 1921, a young woman arose from the poverty of the Texas cotton fields. She captured the hearts of the American Black population, teaching them to overcome not only the racial barriers of the time but also the barriers within themselves. She dared to dream, and she challenged them to do so as well. Her name was Bessie Coleman. And, for Bessie Coleman, the sky was the limit.
Call Number: 629.13 Leg
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 18, 2019
Stefan Immler, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Byrd, Thelonious Monk, Indican Pictures
Description: Documentary film about jazz music, its players, its followers, its past and promising future that shows how jazz was made and continues to be made in the capital of Washington, D.C. today.
Call Number: 781.65 His
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Marino Amoruso, Warren Schaefer, Cab Calloway, Tiny Grimes, Louis Jordan
Description: Examines the social and cultural effects of the Harlem Renaissance through the music that defined the era; includes interviews with historians and performers.
Call Number: 700.97471 Har
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 4, 2019
Tim O'Donnell, Jon Mercer, John Lindsey, Gravitas Ventures (Firm), Pixela Pictura (Firm)
Description: Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir broke records and barriers on her way to become the first Division I basketball player to play wearing hijab. When a controversial ruling ends her chances at playing professionally, she re-examines her faith and identity as a Muslim American.
Call Number: 796.323 Lif
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen, Judy Collins, Nicholas Broomfield, Kyle Gibbon
Description: Nick Broomfield's most personal and romantic film of his storied career starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers, and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make form a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960's bohemia.
Call Number: 780.92 Mar
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Zak Knutson, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash (Musician)
Description: While the world around it has changed dramatically, The Rainbow Bar and Grill has remained as one of the last bastions of true Rock n' Roll on Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip. Legendary musicians recount their stories from the iconic venue. r.
Call Number: 725.72 Rai
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Barak Goodman, Jamila Ephron, Mark Samels, Don Kleszy, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: In August 1969, nearly half a million people gathered at a farm in upstate New York to hear music. What happened over the next three days, however, was far more than a concert. It would become a legendary event, one that would define a generation and mark the end of one of the most turbulent decades in modern history. Occurring just weeks after an American set foot on the moon, the Woodstock music festival took place against a backdrop of a nation in conflict over sexual politics, civil rights and the Vietnam War. A sense of an America in transition -- a handoff of the country between generations with far different values and ideals -- was tangibly present at what promoters billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace and Music." Woodstock turns the lens back at the audience, at the swarming, impromptu city that grew up overnight on a few acres of farm land. What took place in that teaming mass of humanity -- the rain-soaked, starving, tripping, half-a-million strong throng of young people -- was nothing less than a miracle of teamwork, a manifestation of the "peace and love" the festival had touted and a validation of the counter-culture's promise to the world. Who were these kids? What experiences and stories did they carry with them to Bethel, New York that weekend, and how were they changed by three days in the muck and mire of Yasgur's farm?
Call Number: 781.66 Woo
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 6, 2019
Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
Description: The Frontline film is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.
Call Number: 956.913 For
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 5, 2019
Clare Lewins, George Chignell, Greg Hobden, Jim Brown, George Foreman
Description: An intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend as we've never seen Ali before. The documentary is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali's personal archive of voice recordings combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, son, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy.
Call Number: B Ali
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 4, 2019
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A Reindeer's Journey
Guillaume Maidatchevsky, Peter Franzén, Donald Sutherland
599.658 Rei
Animal Babies. First Year On Earth
Arina Ii, Vianet D'jenguet, Sue Gibson, Colin Stafford-Johnson, Robert Poole
591.392 Ani
Magical Land Of Oz
Tosca Looby, Barry Humphries, Northern Pictures (Firm)
508.94 Mag
Tunya The Lion Prince : A Leader In The Making.
Kerry Shale, BBC Earth (Firm)
599.757 Tun
Mike Wallace Is Here
Avi Belkin, Mike Wallace, Rafael Marmor, John Battsek, Drexler Films
071.3 Mik
General Magic
Matt Maude, Sarah Kerruish, Jonathan Key, Benji Merrison, Jay Maude
658.11 Gen
Montessori : Let The Child Be The Guide
Alexandre Mourot
371.392 Mon
The Legend : The Bessie Coleman Story
Gardner Doolittle, Deyman Doolittle, Aneva Walker, ,
629.13 Leg
Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Mads Brügger, Peter Engel, Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Andreas Rocksén, Tore Vollan
364.1524 Col
A History Of Jazz : Oxygen For The Ears
Stefan Immler, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Byrd, Thelonious Monk, Indican Pictures
781.65 His
Flint's Deadly Water
Abby Ellis, Kayla Ruble, Jacob Carah
363.61 Fli
Harlem Renaissance : The Music & Rhythms That Started A Cultural Revolution
Marino Amoruso, Warren Schaefer, Cab Calloway, Tiny Grimes, Louis Jordan
700.97471 Har
Inside Lehman Brothers
Jennifer Deschamps, Ina Fichman, Frederick Lacroix, presenter Intuitive Pictures, production company KM (Firm)
338.542 Ins
Life Without Basketball
Tim O'Donnell, Jon Mercer, John Lindsey, Gravitas Ventures (Firm), Pixela Pictura (Firm)
796.323 Lif
Intelligent Lives
Dan Habib, Chris Cooper, Naieer Shaheed, Naomie Monplaisir, Micah Flalka Feldman
362.3 Int
Marianne & Leonard : Words Of Love
Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen, Judy Collins, Nicholas Broomfield, Kyle Gibbon
780.92 Mar
Liyana
Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp
398.2086 Liy
The Rainbow
Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Zak Knutson, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash (Musician)
725.72 Rai
Queercore : How To Punk A Revolution
Yony Leyser, Nina Berfelde, Thomas Janze, Bruce LaBruce, G. B. Jones
306.766 Que
Woodstock : Three Days That Defined A Generation
Barak Goodman, Jamila Ephron, Mark Samels, Don Kleszy, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
781.66 Woo
The Freedom To Marry
Eddie Rosenstein, Jenni Olson, Amie Segal, Sean Eldridge, Chris Hughes
306.848 Fre
For Sama
Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
956.913 For
Who Killed Tupac?
Jason Sklaver, Benjamin Crump, Lions Gate Films, Arts and Entertainment Network
364.1523 Who
I Am Ali
Clare Lewins, George Chignell, Greg Hobden, Jim Brown, George Foreman
B Ali