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New Arrivals - Nonfiction Films on DVD

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


Amazon Says: Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern more...
Amazon Says: Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson, and Dr. Shelley Sella. AFTER TILLER paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these physicians who have become the new, number-one targets of the anti-abortion movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that they believe is profoundly important for their patients lives. The film weaves together revealing interviews with the doctors with intimate scenes from inside their clinics, where they counsel and care for patients at an important crossroads in their lives. By sharing the moving stories of several of these patients, AFTER TILLER illuminates the experiences of women who seek later abortions and their reasons why. less...
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Amazon Says: Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori s BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL is an intimate look at one of the world s most recognized sex symbols, told in her own words for the firs more...
Amazon Says: Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori s BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL is an intimate look at one of the world s most recognized sex symbols, told in her own words for the first time. In Mori s alluring documentary, the real Bettie Page emerges from the veil of myth and rumor via audio interviews taped a decade prior to her death in 2008. With earthy, razor sharp wit, Bettie tells her life story -- from humble beginnings as one of six children in an impoverished southern family, to high school salutatorian, to scandalous 50s pin-up model, to shocking retirement in 1957 at the peak of her modeling career. Sharing rare details about her short-lived first marriage and many torrid affairs, this keen insider s glimpse follows Bettie through decades of broken marriages, born-again Christianity, and bouts of mental illness, before her ultimate return to the public eye in the early 90 s, unaware of her cult status. Ranked by Forbes in 2012 as one of the top ten posthumous celebrity earners, Bettie and her enduring legacy continue to flourish. With a stunning array of gorgeous photographs, unusual archival material, and playful movie footage, BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL shows how Bettie s unabashed sexual expression and provocative poses set the stage for the sexual revolution and ushered in a modern era in fashion. For stars like Katy Perry and Beyonce, as well as new generations of adoring fans around the world, Bettie remains an irresistible style icon and an empowering role model. less...
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Amazon Says: A documentary about a Vermont school for boys with learning disabilities who memorize and recite Abraham Lincoln's iconic Gettysburg Address, which he gave 150 years ago this more...
Amazon Says: A documentary about a Vermont school for boys with learning disabilities who memorize and recite Abraham Lincoln's iconic Gettysburg Address, which he gave 150 years ago this November. less...
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Amazon Says: The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama. Simon Schama presents an epic five-part series exploring the extraordinary story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the pr more...
Amazon Says: The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama. Simon Schama presents an epic five-part series exploring the extraordinary story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. Drawing on original scholarship and Schama s own family history, this is a story that is at once deeply historical and utterly contemporary, taking viewers on a journey from the Biblical past to tomorrow s front pages. Traveling the globe from the Middle East to Eastern Europe, from New York and Berlin to Cairo and Jerusalem, the story unfolds with the help of a dazzling cast of historical characters, vivid storytelling, stunning location photography, and encounters with people who live with the passions and perplexities of the Jewish story today. At the heart of The Story of the Jews is a compelling argument about distinctiveness and difference, separation and isolation, tolerance and prejudice, but it is also a celebration of the ways in which Jewish thought, Jewish imagination, and Jewish achievement have transformed the world for us all. EPISODE LISTINGS - 1. In the Beginning: Simon Schama begins his exploration of the Jewish story at the start, 3,000 years ago. 2. Among Believers: How medieval Jews struggled to preserve their identity under Christian and Islamic rule. 3. A Leap of Faith: How the enlightment allowed Jews to integrate into modern European culture and commerce. 4. Over the Rainbow: How the Jewish people of Eastern Europe made their mark on the modern world. 5. Return: How the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have changed what it means to be Jewish. less...
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Amazon Says: In 1971, filmmaker and racing fan Roman Polanski spent a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempted to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Polanski was given int more...
Amazon Says: In 1971, filmmaker and racing fan Roman Polanski spent a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempted to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Polanski was given intimate access to Stewart s world for three days, both on the track and off. The result was WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION, an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers. Now after forty years, Polanski and Stewart revisit the film, looking back with both nostalgia and the temperance that comes with age. Featuring a newly-filmed postscript, WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION is here presented as both a timeless relic of the racing world in the early 70s and a fond tribute to the enduring power of the sport. 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: It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan -- what some are calling "the perfect storm" -- slammed into the Philippines, more...
Amazon Says: It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan -- what some are calling "the perfect storm" -- slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mile-per-hour winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools, and hospitals. less...
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Amazon Says: Based on the work of famed architect and urban planner Jan Gehl and his visionary work transforming urban environments from traffic-congested streets and cold urban landscapes more...
Amazon Says: Based on the work of famed architect and urban planner Jan Gehl and his visionary work transforming urban environments from traffic-congested streets and cold urban landscapes into havens for people and real human interaction. Gehl has been leading a revolution in urban planning that has been transforming cities worldwide. From the expanded pedestrian spaces in New York's Times Square, to Copenhagen's famed bike lanes, to the rebuilding of earthquake devastated Christchurch New Zealand, Gehl's team bring real solutions that promise a more humanistic dimension to cities where people are not displaced by congested streets, skyscrapers, and the car-centric urbanism of the 1960s and '70s. less...
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Amazon Says: The Pink Room tells the story of Mien and other young girls who have been victimized in the unspeakably dark world of child sex slavery. Mien grew up in Svay Pak, Cambodia, a more...
Amazon Says: The Pink Room tells the story of Mien and other young girls who have been victimized in the unspeakably dark world of child sex slavery. Mien grew up in Svay Pak, Cambodia, a small village notorious for one thing: the trafficking of children. At a young age Mien entered life in a brothel, and her virginity was sold for a high price. Held hostage and raped daily by eager pedophiles, Mien's sense of self-worth is diminished with each customer. But this is not just a story about the problem. The Pink Room is an inspiring story of restoration as ordinary people become heroes, lives are mended, and Cambodians rise up to take back their country. In a world where it is estimated that over one million children are held captive and sexually abused, a flower blooms in the heart of Cambodia. DVD includes an additional 20 minutes of special features. less...
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Amazon Says: Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future*but a startling reality of today. "Greedy Lying Bastards" details the people and organizations casting doubt on climate more...
Amazon Says: Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future*but a startling reality of today. "Greedy Lying Bastards" details the people and organizations casting doubt on climate science and claims that greenhouse gases are not affected by human behavior. From the Koch Brothers to ExxonMobil*oil industry front groups to prominent politicians*this provocative expos+ª unravels the layers of deceit threatening democracy and the ability of future generations to survive on planet earth. less...
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Amazon Says: "In A Town This Size" introduces an Oklahoma town and its long-ignored tragedy of child sexual abuse during the 1960's and 70's. Told through poignant first-person interviews more...
Amazon Says: "In A Town This Size" introduces an Oklahoma town and its long-ignored tragedy of child sexual abuse during the 1960's and 70's. Told through poignant first-person interviews with the victims, their families and professionals, these stories inform viewers about the lifelong harm of childhood sexual abuse. Emphasizing the resiliency of the human spirit, the film illustrates that through determination, support and direct conversation, survivors can heal themselves and become advocates for change. These stories devastate, frustrate and inspire - and hopefully empower audiences to confront child sexual abuse and press for change to the states' statutes of limitation regarding this crime. Packaged in a 100% Certified Green Forestry Practices DVD Wallet less...
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Amazon Says: National Geographic joins veteran wildlife cameraman Andrew Manske and hard-nosed outdoorsman Brian Bildson as they venture into some of North America s most remote and inhosp more...
Amazon Says: National Geographic joins veteran wildlife cameraman Andrew Manske and hard-nosed outdoorsman Brian Bildson as they venture into some of North America s most remote and inhospitable regions in an attempt to capture unprecedented and extraordinarily rare footage of wolves, bison, and wolverines. Leading their team to the vast grasslands of Canada s Northwest Territories and to a secluded Wolf Island off the coast of British Columbia, they encounter floods, forest fires, hurricanes, and extreme temperatures, and they battle hunger and fatigue along the way less...
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Amazon Says: : Bob Marley is one of the greatest icons of our time. His remarkable body of work remains timeless and universal, continuing to inspire millions around the world. In 1980 he more...
Amazon Says: : Bob Marley is one of the greatest icons of our time. His remarkable body of work remains timeless and universal, continuing to inspire millions around the world. In 1980 he traveled to Africa with his family to perform a landmark concert to celebrate the independence of Zimbabwe. 30 years later, his sons Ziggy, Rohan and Robbie return to Africa to continue their father's legacy and embark upon their own journey. Marley Africa Road Trip captures the highs and lows of this freewheeling, fully-charged expedition as they travel on motorcycles to reconnect with their father s legacy and discuss returning to the land that Bob Marley loved. less...
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