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Sonja Sohn, Nathan Mook, Dontae Winslow, Cliff Charles,
Description: In the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, Baltimore was a city on the edge. Peaceful protests and destructive riots erupted in the immediate aftermath of Gray's death, reflecting the deep divisions between authorities and the community - and underscoring the urgent need for reconciliation.
Call Number: 305.896 Bal
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 7, 2018
Lana Slezic, Gravitas Ventures (Firm)
Description: In Saskatchewan in 2016, students are competing in the first ever province-wide First Nations Spelling Bee. The winners will travel with their families to Toronto, Ontario for the 29th Annual national championships of the Spelling Bee of Canada.
Call Number: 372.632 Bee
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 8, 2018
Carlos Santana, Jessica Congdon, Brian Benson, Peter Bratt, Mark Kilian
Description: Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.
Call Number: 331.478 Dol
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 28, 2018
Weiwei Ai, Chin-Chin Yap, Heino Deckert, Participant Media, AC Films
Description: Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey.
Call Number: 305.90691 Hum
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 30, 2018
Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser, Will Lyman, Jim Gilmore, Gabrielle Schonder
Description: An exploration of Senator John McCain's complicated relationship with President Trump and the Republican Party, as well as his life and politics. It traces his motivations and his political history, from his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, to his dramatic vote against the GOP's health care bill in 2017. It examines how, with his 2008 nomination of Sarah Palin as running mate, McCain himself contributed to a growing challenge to the party establishment.
Call Number: 328.73 McC
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 27, 2018
Evan Williams, Patrick Wells, Dan Edge, Frontline, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: Secret footage going back years shows the effort to kill and expel Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. With accounts from victims and a whistleblower within the military, the film examines evidence that security forces committed crimes against humanity.
Call Number: 364.151 Mya
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 7, 2018
Daffodil Altan, Andrés Cediel, Investigative Studios (Firm), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: Get the inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in Ohio. An investigation of labor trafficking exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, companies profiting from forced labor, and the US government's role.
Call Number: 306.362 Tra
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 27, 2018
Victoria Bromley, Rowan Crawford, Nora Young, Maria Diekmann, Jean-Marc Petsas
Description: Found in Africa and Asia, pangolins are the most poached and trafficked animal in the world. Based in Namibia, conservationist Maria Diekmann is working to save them. On an emotional journey, Maria travels to Asia to better understand the global issues facing pangolins, before joining forces with a Chinese megastar to bring awareness to the plight of a scaly mammal most people have never heard of.
Call Number: 599.31 Wor
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 7, 2018
Anna Lee Strachan, Michael Bicks, Peter Yost, Jane Teeling, Phil Bertelsen
Description: Reporting from the frontiers of science, follow researchers on the winding paths of uncertainty and the unknown. From the mysteries of astrophysics to the technologies that could rival or surpass the abilities of the human mind, the series reveals how far humans have come, how they've managed to get here, and the remarkable scientists who are transforming the world and the future.
Call Number: 502 Won
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 7, 2018
Greg MacGillivray, Shaun MacGillivray, Jason E. Paul, Stephen Judson, Mark Fletcher
Description: Could engineering secretly be an exciting, creative, heroic realm where the optimists of today are creating the life-saving, world-altering marvels that will make for a safer, more connected, more equal and even more awe-inspiring tomorrow.
Call Number: 620 Dre
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 27, 2018
Stéphanie Argerich, Martha Argerich, , ,
Description: Filmed in several countries, a documentary by Martha Argerich's daughter Stéphanie shows the important musical and private stages of Martha and Stephen Kovacevich, Stéphanie's father. It follows Martha and Stephen through their everyday lives, in rehearsals and performances. As a bonus it includes Martha's 2010 Warsaw performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 and encore performances of Mazurka Op. 24. No 2 and Schumann's Traumeswirren Op. 12, No. 7.
Call Number: 786.2092 Blo
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 27, 2018
David Olusoga, Simon Schama, Mary Beard, Tim Niel, Ian Leese
Description: Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. The nine-part series reveals the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduces viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity, and illumination across cultures. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Call Number: 700.9 Civ
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 7, 2018
Amy Adrion, David Harris, Ava DuVernay, Lena Dunham, Jill Soloway
Description: Women and men attend film schools in equal numbers, but women direct only four percent of top grossing feature films in the US. Why are women largely shut out of this prestigious, lucrative and culturally influential profession? High profile women directors including Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle In Time), Lena Dunham (Girls), Jill Soloway (Transparent), offer candid, unfiltered and often humorous tales of their careers in Hollywood.
Call Number: 791.43023 Hal
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 27, 2018
Rüdiger Suchsland, Martina Haubrich, Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann, Zarah Leander
Description: Narrated by Udo Kier, the film asks what the Nazi cinema of the Third Reich reveals about its period and its people. About 1,000 feature films were made in Germany in the years between 1933-1945: musicals, melodramas, romances, costume dramas, and war films. Only a few were overtly Nazi propaganda films. But by the same token, even fewer of them can be considered harmless entertainment. How did the open lies and hidden truths in these films affect the future of German cinema?
Call Number: 791.43 Hit
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 30, 2018
Baron Davis, Ali Brown, Nick Perdue, FilmRise (Firm)
Description: Chronicles the unlikely rise of a hoops institution, the men and women who made it possible, and the unifying, positive force it has become while crossing racial, cultural, and socioeconomic barriers.
Call Number: 796.323 Dre
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 27, 2018
Bruce Dern,
Description: The Millionaires' Unit is the story of a privileged group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America's entry into World War One. Known as the First Yale Unit, and dubbed "the millionaires' unit" by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were the first to fly for the United States in the Great War.
Call Number: 940.44973 Mil
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 7, 2018
Sam Pollard, Wendy Elly Jackson, Maynard Jackson, ,
Description: Maynard Jackson Jr. was the first black Mayor of a major southern city, Atlanta. He's considered 'The Obama before Obama.' In 1968 after the assassinations of MLK Jr. and Robert Kennedy, he announced his candidacy for the Georgia U.S. Senate against known segregationist, Herman Talmadge. His loss ultimately ignited a movement in the south that was started by Dr. King then picked up by Maynard.
Call Number: B Jac
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 7, 2018
Meredith Coleman, Nick Davis, Roger Angell, Bob Costas, Wade Boggs
Description: A complex and entertaining portrait of Ted Williams who was as obsessive as he was talented, the documentary reveals his complicated relationships with family and friends and explores the impact he has had on the current generation of MLB stars. Features Bob Costas, Wade Boggs, Roger Angell and Joey Votto. Narrated by Jon Hamm.
Call Number: B Wil
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 27, 2018
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Baltimore Rising
Sonja Sohn, Nathan Mook, Dontae Winslow, Cliff Charles,
305.896 Bal
Dream Big : Engineering Our World
Greg MacGillivray, Shaun MacGillivray, Jason E. Paul, Stephen Judson, Mark Fletcher
620 Dre
Bee Nation
Lana Slezic, Gravitas Ventures (Firm)
372.632 Bee
Bloody Daughter
Stéphanie Argerich, Martha Argerich, , ,
786.2092 Blo
Dolores
Carlos Santana, Jessica Congdon, Brian Benson, Peter Bratt, Mark Kilian
331.478 Dol
Civilizations
David Olusoga, Simon Schama, Mary Beard, Tim Niel, Ian Leese
700.9 Civ
Human Flow
Weiwei Ai, Chin-Chin Yap, Heino Deckert, Participant Media, AC Films
305.90691 Hum
Half The Picture
Amy Adrion, David Harris, Ava DuVernay, Lena Dunham, Jill Soloway
791.43023 Hal
McCain
Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser, Will Lyman, Jim Gilmore, Gabrielle Schonder
328.73 McC
Hitler's Hollywood
Rüdiger Suchsland, Martina Haubrich, Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann, Zarah Leander
791.43 Hit
Myanmar's Killing Fields
Evan Williams, Patrick Wells, Dan Edge, Frontline, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
364.151 Mya
The Drew : No Excuse Just Produce
Baron Davis, Ali Brown, Nick Perdue, FilmRise (Firm)
796.323 Dre
Trafficked In America
Daffodil Altan, Andrés Cediel, Investigative Studios (Firm), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
306.362 Tra
The Millionaires' Unit : The First U.S. Naval Aviators In World War I
Bruce Dern,
940.44973 Mil
The World's Most Wanted Animal
Victoria Bromley, Rowan Crawford, Nora Young, Maria Diekmann, Jean-Marc Petsas
599.31 Wor
Maynard : The Man, The Politician, The Game Changer
Sam Pollard, Wendy Elly Jackson, Maynard Jackson, ,
B Jac
Wonders
Anna Lee Strachan, Michael Bicks, Peter Yost, Jane Teeling, Phil Bertelsen
502 Won
Ted Williams
Meredith Coleman, Nick Davis, Roger Angell, Bob Costas, Wade Boggs
B Wil