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New Arrivals - Nonfiction on DVD

Check out the nonfiction films on DVD recently added to the library's collection.


Amazon Says: The rebuilding Ground Zero is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex construction project in recent American history. The struggle to develop these 16 more...
Amazon Says: The rebuilding Ground Zero is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex construction project in recent American history. The struggle to develop these 16 acres of 'sacred' land has encompassed 12 years, 19 government agencies, and over $20 billion. Aside from the engineering challenges, various constituencies politicians, developers, architects, insurers, local residents, and relatives of 9/11 victims profess conflicting claims to the site. 16 Acres is the inside story of how and why this historic project got built. At the heart of the story is the dramatic tension between noblest intentions, the desire of everyone involved to "get it right," and the politics, hubris, ego and ideology that is the bedrock of New York City. less...
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Amazon Says: Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight… lies Justin's real story. Get to know Justin Bieber as only the lucky few do – honest, funny and totally captivating – throug more...
Amazon Says: Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight… lies Justin's real story. Get to know Justin Bieber as only the lucky few do – honest, funny and totally captivating – through incredible performances and exclusive interviews with the star himself. This is the compelling documentary that goes backstage to reveal Justin's real story: his insights on evolving as an artist, the relationships that matter most to him, and what it's like to come of age in the spotlight. It also includes thrilling never-before-seen concert footage, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Pattie Mallette and many more. less...
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Amazon Says: No black, no white, just soldiers, declared Jack Benedick, a young, white lieutenant of the 9th Infantry s Charlie Company. In 1967, no other person would have ever uttered th more...
Amazon Says: No black, no white, just soldiers, declared Jack Benedick, a young, white lieutenant of the 9th Infantry s Charlie Company. In 1967, no other person would have ever uttered these liberating words, but Charlie s Company was different functioning largely free of racial prejudice. Brothers in War recounts the spellbinding chronicle of one of the last combat infantry companies to be shipped off to the Vietnam War, their sacrifices, their bond, and their intertwining lives forty-seven years later. less...
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Amazon Says: The American craft beer industry is unlike any industry ever seen before in America. It began its rise during the worst economic crisis in America since the Great Depression.I more...
Amazon Says: The American craft beer industry is unlike any industry ever seen before in America. It began its rise during the worst economic crisis in America since the Great Depression.In 2012, as the craft beer movement was sweeping the country, a team of visionary young filmmakers with a passion for both documentary film and craft beer, set out to tell the story of how the American Dream is alive and well. The feature-length documentary film, Crafting A Nation, is the result.Crafting A Nation profiles a wide range of breweries, from a few still in the construction phase, to some of the most established craft breweries in the nation. To make a craft beer you need four ingredients: water, barley, hops and yeast. But perhaps the most essential ingredients are the passion, creativity and determination to start a business and in the process, to return the heart and soul to a local community that is what truly defines a craft beer.Craft brewers are truly rebuilding the American economy from the ground up. While making great beers they are also creating jobs, tax revenue, and helping rebuild cities. Their vision and entrepreneurship is building a better tomorrow for their families and communities.Filmed in California, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, Delaware, Massachusetts, Minnesota and North Carolina, Crafting A Nation features breweries, small businesses, and individuals across America. Individuals with passion and dedication. Individuals with the single-minded focus and determination needed to beat the long odds presented by the economic downturn. Crafting A Nation is about the craft brewing movement, but it s much more than that. It s about entrepreneurship, vision, and the American Dream. less...
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Amazon Says: Through myth-busting archaeology, dramatic recreations, and cutting-edge forensic investigation, National Geographic attempts to accurately reconstruct the faces of some of th more...
Amazon Says: Through myth-busting archaeology, dramatic recreations, and cutting-edge forensic investigation, National Geographic attempts to accurately reconstruct the faces of some of the most legendary characters of the Bible. With unprecedented access to four ancient skulls from the Holy Land, Lost Faces of the Bible seeks to rebuild not only a face, but the life and times of a bygone era. Travelling across the globe, archaeologists and scholars separate fact from myth, while a team of forensic anthropologists and artists put flesh on bone, using both traditional and state-of-the-art methods of facial reconstruction. less...
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Amazon Says: Acclaimed actress/comedienne Whoopi Goldberg directs and appears in this feature documentary about Jackie "Moms" Mabley, an African-American stand-up comic and show-biz pionee more...
Amazon Says: Acclaimed actress/comedienne Whoopi Goldberg directs and appears in this feature documentary about Jackie "Moms" Mabley, an African-American stand-up comic and show-biz pioneer who emerged from the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American Vaudeville to become a mainstream star. Once billed as "The Funniest Woman in the World," Mabley pushed the boundaries of comedy by tackling topics such as gender, sex, and racism and performed up until her death in 1975. The film includes vintage clips and recordings of Mabley, as well as recent interviews with some of the world's top comedians, including Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Robert Klein, Bill Cosby, and Goldberg - each of whom is a huge Mabley fan. A true passion project for first-time director Goldberg, the documentary shows Mabley's historical significance and profound influence as a performer vastly ahead of her time. less...
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Amazon Says: WWE: Raw "The Beginning" The Best of Seasons 1 & 2 (4-Disc)(DVD) more...
Amazon Says: WWE: Raw "The Beginning" The Best of Seasons 1 & 2 (4-Disc)(DVD) less...
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Amazon Says: The Dave Clark Five started the rock n roll British invasion that changed the world, having already knocked The Beatles out of the #1 position in the UK. Watch newly-filmed in more...
Amazon Says: The Dave Clark Five started the rock n roll British invasion that changed the world, having already knocked The Beatles out of the #1 position in the UK. Watch newly-filmed interviews with Tom Hanks, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and many more, as they share their memories of how the music of the 60s and the cultural revolution of 1964 changed their lives forever. Bonus disc includes 2 hours of extra interview scenes and rare archival footage, including never-before-seen star performances and alternate performances from The DC5 ! Featuring 4 hours of star-studded performances in total! less...
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Amazon Says: Unmanned: America's Drone Wars investigates the impact that U.S. drone strikes have across the globe. The film reveals the realities of drone warfare-the violation of internat more...
Amazon Says: Unmanned: America's Drone Wars investigates the impact that U.S. drone strikes have across the globe. The film reveals the realities of drone warfare-the violation of international law, the loss of life, and the far-reaching implications for the communities that live under drones. Director Robert Greenwald traveled to Pakistan, interviewed more than 35 victims, witnesses, psychiatrists, and Pakistani leaders and obtained exclusive never-before-seen footage. less...
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Amazon Says: With God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terri more...
Amazon Says: With God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these draconian new laws and the politicians that peddle them are winning over the Ugandan public. But these dangerous policies and the money that fuels them aren't coming from Africa; they're being imported from some of America's largest megachurches. Using vérité, interviews, and hidden camera footage, the film allows American religious leaders and their young missionaries that make up the "front lines in a battle for billions of souls" to explain their positions in their own words. Shocking and enlightening, touching and horrifying, God Loves Uganda will leave you questioning just how closely this brand of Christianity resembles the one you think you know. less...
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Amazon Says: More than 200 breakthrough stars bring their stories to life in season four of the Emmyr-nominated documentary series Pioneers of Television. Each episode melds compelling ne more...
Amazon Says: More than 200 breakthrough stars bring their stories to life in season four of the Emmyr-nominated documentary series Pioneers of Television. Each episode melds compelling new interviews with irresistible clips to offer a fresh take on TV's biggest celebrities. Episodes include: Standup to Sitcom, Acting Funny, Doctors and Nurses, and Breaking Barriers less...
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Amazon Says: Tai chi and Qigong are centuries-old practices designed to promote healing, stress relief and energy flow. Using a series of gentle, flowing movements and breathing techniques more...
Amazon Says: Tai chi and Qigong are centuries-old practices designed to promote healing, stress relief and energy flow. Using a series of gentle, flowing movements and breathing techniques, you'll revitalize the body by releasing tension and anxiety, while recharging with fresh energy. Feel calm and centered as you focus your mind and move in a more purposeful way. Find your immune system strengthened as you explore this completely natural healing art. less...
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Amazon Says: Beginning Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld, includes one-hour instructional session with the 30 year martial artist and philosopher who teaches the ancient art Tai Chi. The Chine more...
Amazon Says: Beginning Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld, includes one-hour instructional session with the 30 year martial artist and philosopher who teaches the ancient art Tai Chi. The Chinese believe that one’s health and vitality is directly influenced by the flow of one’s internal energy. This flow of energy can be easily enhanced by combining smooth and circular body movements with mental relaxation and focus. Master Rosenfeld reveals the graceful movements and stances of tai chi in a series of simple exercises that focus the mind, develop proper body alignment, and improve overall strength, balance, and flexibility. This DVD is an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of the practice. The program includes: the traditional warm up, the gentle stretch, arm movements, leg movements, a tai chi sequence and more. Rosenfeld will demonstrate that Tai Chi movements are easy and will enable your mind and body to relax so that you can feel and enjoy the power of this exercise. less...
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Amazon Says: FRONTLINE: TB Silent Killer. Tuberculosis was once thought to be a disease of the past. But with more than 8 million new infections every year, virulent new drug-resistant str more...
Amazon Says: FRONTLINE: TB Silent Killer. Tuberculosis was once thought to be a disease of the past. But with more than 8 million new infections every year, virulent new drug-resistant strains emerging faster than ever, and outbreaks occurring across the world (including in Europe and the United States), TB-passed simply by a cough or a sneeze-has become the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease on the planet. In this special FRONTLINE documentary, filmmaker Jezza Neumann travels to Swaziland, the country with the world's highest incidence of TB. With startling intimacy and emotion, TB Silent Killer delivers an unforgettable portrait of the people living at the pandemic's epicenter. Through the intimate stories of people battling TB, as well as the nurses and the doctors who are fighting to save their lives despite the stigma and infection threat they face for doing so, Neumann delivers a haunting, powerful look at this disease s human toll, and sounds an alarm for us all. less...
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Amazon Says: Featuring exclusive interviews and spanning half a decade, The Cheshire Murders reveals the untold dramas behind the notorious 2007 triple homicide that rocked the town of Che more...
Amazon Says: Featuring exclusive interviews and spanning half a decade, The Cheshire Murders reveals the untold dramas behind the notorious 2007 triple homicide that rocked the town of Cheshire, Connecticut. In this quiet suburb, Jennifer Petit and her two daughters, age 11 and 17, were brutally murdered in a home invasion; husband William Petit was the only one to survive. Award-winning filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner interviewed many directly involved with the case who reveal the deep impact of the crime and explore what it means to deliver justice in the wake of such loss. Framed by the media as a parable of good versus evil, the case and its perpetrators became a rallying cry for the death penalty. However, much of the story has been hidden, including systemic breakdowns that failed to prevent the tragedy.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply. less...
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