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New Arrivals - Non-fiction on DVD

Check out the non-fiction films on DVD recently added to the library's collection.


Amazon Says: "Our procedure has been always haunted by the ghost of the innocent man convicted. It is an unreal dream." - Justice Learned Hand, 1923 In 1986 Michael Morton's wife Christine more...
Amazon Says: "Our procedure has been always haunted by the ghost of the innocent man convicted. It is an unreal dream." - Justice Learned Hand, 1923 In 1986 Michael Morton's wife Christine is brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael is convicted of the crime. Locked away in Texas prisons for a quarter century, estranged from his son, he has years to ponder questions of justice and innocence, truth and fate. Though he is virtually invisible to society, the Innocence Project and Michael's pro bono attorney spend years fighting for the right to test DNA evidence found at the murder scene. Their discoveries ultimately reveal that the price of a wrongful conviction goes well beyond one man's loss of freedom. Packaged in a 100% Certified Green Forestry Practices Eco Pack less...
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Amazon Says: Examine one of the largest underwater archaeological sites, the seabed bordering the D-Day beaches. On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invad more...
Amazon Says: Examine one of the largest underwater archaeological sites, the seabed bordering the D-Day beaches. On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. In less than 24 hours, more than 5,000 ships crossed the English Channel, along with thousands of tanks and landing craft and nearly 200,000 men. Hundreds of ships sank while running the gauntlet of mines and bunkers, creating one of the world s largest underwater archeological sites. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to a unique collaboration between military historians, archeologists, and specialist divers to carry out the first complete survey of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. Dive teams, submersibles, and underwater robots will discover and identify key examples of the Allied craft that fell victim to German shellfire, mines, and torpedoes. D-Day s Sunken Secrets unfolds a vivid blow-by-blow account of the tumultuous events of D-Day and reveals how the Allies intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to assure the success of the assault. less...
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Amazon Says: ESCAPE FROM NAZI DEATH CAMP (DVD) TV more...
Amazon Says: ESCAPE FROM NAZI DEATH CAMP (DVD) TV less...
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Amazon Says: A team of aero engineers and carpenters rebuild and test the two-man glider that several British officers during World War II planned to use to escape the notorious prisoner o more...
Amazon Says: A team of aero engineers and carpenters rebuild and test the two-man glider that several British officers during World War II planned to use to escape the notorious prisoner of war camp Colditz Castle. Genre: Television: PBS Rating: NR Release Date: 0000-00-00 Media Type: DVD less...
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Amazon Says: American Experience: Freedom Summer- In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, mo more...
Amazon Says: American Experience: Freedom Summer- In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City. Freedom Summer was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches, and the bombing of 70 homes and community centers. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), Freedom Summer highlights an overlooked but essential element of the civil rights movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death. less...
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Amazon Says: Lebanon is a country located between the desert and the sea. Its rich soil and varied history have resulted in a world class cuisine. Planet Food is a true tast more...
Amazon Says: Lebanon is a country located between the desert and the sea. Its rich soil and varied history have resulted in a world class cuisine. Planet Food is a true taste of the exotic! Follow our travelers as they take you on a culinary journey exploring food cultures in some of the world s most delicious destinations, from the world s biggest fish market in Japan to the bustling food markets beneath the Acropolis. Get behind-the-scenes info, features, food festivals and tasty insider tips. For centuries, the ports of Lebanon dominated the trade routes between Europe, the Middle East, China and India. In this episode, our intrepid gastronaut Merilees Parker finds a world of heavily spiced lamb, cooling salads, deliciously strong wines from and sweet pastries filled with pistachios and honey. less...
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Amazon Says: Peter Brook is one of the world's most respected and revolutionary directors of contemporary theatre. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has a special e more...
Amazon Says: Peter Brook is one of the world's most respected and revolutionary directors of contemporary theatre. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has a special exercise, 'the Tightrope,' that evolved over decades of experimentation and practice into a process of transformation that revitalizes the theatrical experience for actor and audience alike. In this unique film, director Simon Brook - Peter's son - reveals how 'the Tightrope' works its dramatic alchemy. less...
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Amazon Says: The only up-close and personal film about the juggernaut band The Clash, and their meteoric trajectory through rock ’n’roll history, The Rise and Fall of The Clash feature more...
Amazon Says: The only up-close and personal film about the juggernaut band The Clash, and their meteoric trajectory through rock ’n’roll history, The Rise and Fall of The Clash features previously unseen footage of the band at work and at play as well as interviews with the individual band members and with those who knew them well. This is not a film that pulls any punches, but neither does it overlook the life-changing effect that The Clash brought to so many. The Rise and Fall of The Clash paints the fascinating inside story of rivalries, treachery, betrayal and the internal band dynamics and managerial interference that ultimately led ’the biggest band in the world’ to self-destruct. Highlights include: New interviews with Mick Jones, Terry Chimes, Vince White, Nick Sheppard, Pete Howard, Viv Albertine, Pearl Harbor, Anthony Mingay and many more Clash friends and insiders Archival interviews with Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon and Nicky ’Topper’ Headon Rare performance and archival footage from the band’s final years less...
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Amazon Says: In FORGET ME NOT, Leading documentary filmmaker David Sieveking (David Wants to Fly) portrays the domestic care of his mother Gretel, who, like millions of others, is sufferin more...
Amazon Says: In FORGET ME NOT, Leading documentary filmmaker David Sieveking (David Wants to Fly) portrays the domestic care of his mother Gretel, who, like millions of others, is suffering from Alzheimer s disease. In the film, Sieveking weaves an astonishingly candid, loving and revelatory chronicle of the changes his mothers Alzheimer s has on his family. Although dealing with his mother disease is painful, caring for her does offer him a chance to reconnect with his family and immerse himself in the secrets and passions of his parent s long and fascinating life. Some stories are heroic, while others have left a painful legacy in couples long marriage. Throughout, Sieveking s delicate handling of these revelations moves the focus of the story away from his mother's irreversible mental decline to that of a loving tribute to his mother as a human being with a remarkable life story. less...
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Amazon Says: From its hot molten core to the mega sized waves battering its coast, Hawaii is an untamed and very wild bit of paradise that continues to transform itself and challenge expec more...
Amazon Says: From its hot molten core to the mega sized waves battering its coast, Hawaii is an untamed and very wild bit of paradise that continues to transform itself and challenge expectations. National Geographic takes you on a breathtaking journey to an island of natural beauty: a place that through an alchemy of fire, ice and water, has transformed itself from a volcanic wasteland into a paradise on earth. Episodes: Land of Fire and Secrets from the Deep. less...
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Amazon Says: Secrets of Underground London Unearth over 2000 years of history deep below the streets of London On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis-but underneath lies a more...
Amazon Says: Secrets of Underground London Unearth over 2000 years of history deep below the streets of London On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis-but underneath lies a secret, hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. Secrets of Underground London uncovers 2000 years of subterranean history: a world of ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers. As we dig deep, we'll unearth some of the most extraordinary stories of the darkest side of the city. This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH) less...
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Amazon Says: Director Errol Morris winner of the Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature for THE FOG OF WAR (2003) offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, the larger-than-life fi more...
Amazon Says: Director Errol Morris winner of the Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature for THE FOG OF WAR (2003) offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, the larger-than-life figure who served as United States Secretary of Defense and as the principal architect of the Iraq War. Love him or hate him, you cannot take your eyes off Rumsfeld in this unique kind of cat-and-mouse game of argument and counterargument, evasion and evidence. Morris takes us where few have ever been beyond the web of words into the unfamiliar terrain of Rumsfeld's mind. THE UNKNOWN KNOWN presents history from the inside out. It shows how the ideas, the fears, and the certainties of one man, written out on paper, transformed America, changed the course of history and led to war. less...
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