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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: It's the longest running weekly entertainment program on cable, with more than 17 years of shocking moments, outstanding matches, and more. However, other than the occasional more...
Amazon Says: It's the longest running weekly entertainment program on cable, with more than 17 years of shocking moments, outstanding matches, and more. However, other than the occasional match on other DVD sets, the WWE Universe has never been able to relive the early excitement of Monday Night Raw on DVD. Now, for the first time ever, the best matches and moments of Seasons 1 and 2 of Raw are collected in a DVD set. 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: Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Zizek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of c more...
Amazon Says: Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Zizek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Zizek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideology that undergirds our cinematic fantasies is revealed, striking associations emerge: What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of The Sound of Music? What are the fascist political dimensions of Jaws? Taxi Driver, Zabriskie Point, The Searchers, The Dark Knight, John Carpenter's They Live (one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left), Titanic, Kinder Eggs, verité news footage, Beethoven's Ode to Joy and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform Zizek's stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant. DVD Special Features: - HD transfer, enhanced for widescreen viewing - Q&A with Slavoj Zizek and Sophie Fiennes - U.S. theatrical trailer - Optional subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH) The World's Most Unlikely Movie Star! -The New York Times A riveting and often hilarious demonstration of the Slovenian philosopher's uncanny ability to turn movies inside out and accepted notions on their head. -Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter 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: It only happens once a year, and this year the greatest spectacle in all of entertainment heads to one of the world's most vibrant cities, New Orleans, for the milestone 30th more...
Amazon Says: It only happens once a year, and this year the greatest spectacle in all of entertainment heads to one of the world's most vibrant cities, New Orleans, for the milestone 30th WrestleMania. Last year at Met Life Stadium, a record crowd turned out to see John Cena even his score with The Rock by defeating the Great One for the WWE Title. This year, in the famed Super Dome, who will add their name to the history books by walking out of WrestleMania 30 with the WWE Championship held high? Which legendary Superstars will return? Who will steal the show and create the next iconic WrestleMania moment? Featuring exclusive backstage footage, the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction, and much more! Key Selling Points: LIVE EVENT APRIL 6, 2014 SPECIAL ON PACK Exclusive Topps WWE Trading Card of John Cena (while supplies last). SPECIAL ON PACK Commemorative 65 page book of the 30 greatest WrestleMania moments from past 30 years (while supplies last). THE PPV EVENT OF THE YEAR - biggest superstars, the greatest matches 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: An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and winner of a Peabody Award, Life According to Sam follows one family’s courageous fight to save their only son from a more...
Amazon Says: An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and winner of a Peabody Award, Life According to Sam follows one family’s courageous fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal aging disease. Directed by Oscar® winners Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine (Inocente), this highly personal and life-affirming journey is propelled by the captivating presence of Sam Berns. Funny, perceptive and fiercely intelligent, 16-year-old Sam is the catalyst for his physician parents’ relentless drive to discover a medical breakthrough that may one day shed light on unlocking the aging process in us all.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply. less...
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Amazon Says: FRONTLINE-TB SILENT KILLER (DVD)TV more...
Amazon Says: FRONTLINE-TB SILENT KILLER (DVD)TV 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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Amazon Says: How were ancient builders, including those at Stonehenge, able to create structures around the world with one consistent unit of measurement? This premium miniseries reveals t more...
Amazon Says: How were ancient builders, including those at Stonehenge, able to create structures around the world with one consistent unit of measurement? This premium miniseries reveals the answers and demonstrates how our past is connected to the history of the universe. less...
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