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New Arrivals - Nonfiction on DVD for the week of May 13

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


Amazon Says: The Hawaiian Islands are the most remote major island group on earth. Maui Volcanoes / Haleakala National Park: Enjoy stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest. L more...
Amazon Says: The Hawaiian Islands are the most remote major island group on earth. Maui Volcanoes / Haleakala National Park: Enjoy stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest. Lindbergh Grave: Aviator, Charles Lindbergh, lived his last days on the lush Hana coast and is laid to rest at Palapalo Ho'omau Church Cemetery. Road to Hana / Hana Belt Road: Maui's Hana Highway is a wonder to behold, complete with 600+ curves & 50+ bridges punctuated by spectacular waterfalls, beaches & rugged surf battered coast. Volcanoes National Park: Kilauea Volcano is one of nature's most spectacular lava spewing hot spots. Erupting for nearly 30 years, it's added about 500 acres of new land to the Big Islands' southern shore. USS Arizona Memorial / WWII Valor In The Pacific: December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was the scene of a massive attack on America. Today the USS Arizona memorial is the anchor for a monument to America's eventual victory in the Pacific and to the many brave servicemen and civilians who lost their lives on that fateful day. REVIEW: VIDEO LIBRARIAN - This new entry in Jim and Kelly Watt's visually stunning series highlights the 50th state, with eye-popping vistas of volcanic landscapes, subtropical rainforests, stunning beaches, and other sites taking a starring role... Sure to appeal to armchair travelers and those planning trips, this is highly recommended. Aud: P. (C. Block) 3.5 of 4 star rating. REVIEW: THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW - Two beautiful new additions to the Discoveries... America National Parks documentary series on DVD are simply captivating to behold... "Hawaii: Volcanoes, Hana Belt Road & USS Arizona Memorial" ... explores the beauty and storied history of the most remote major island group on earth. Both documentaries are lush, vivid, informative, and highly recommended especially for armchair travelers and public library DVD collections. less...
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Amazon Says: Smokin Joe Frazier is considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. This film brings to life his remarkable story, including intimate interviews with Joe shortly be more...
Amazon Says: Smokin Joe Frazier is considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. This film brings to life his remarkable story, including intimate interviews with Joe shortly before his death in November 2011. Born in poverty in the rural South, he moved to Philadelphia and trained as an amateur boxer. After winning the Olympic Gold, he turned pro and became a huge star. His matches with Muhammad Ali and George Foreman were billed as the greatest matches of the 20th century. The story isn't only about boxing. In America in the 60s and 70s, politics affected everything including sports. Muhammad Ali's refusal to be drafted for the Vietnam War contrasted with Frazier s apolitical stance. Their bitter rivalry became a metaphor for the bitter divisions convulsing the United States. Spectacular archive footage of the matches, interviews with key players in the story and unparalleled access to the man himself make this historic film truly a main event not to be missed. 'Touching and beautiful' Marvis Frazier '...a must see observational documentary' Realscreen less...
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Amazon Says: Holly Collins came to the family court of Minnesota with the intention of bringing charges of domestic violence against her ex-husband. The courts response was not to come to more...
Amazon Says: Holly Collins came to the family court of Minnesota with the intention of bringing charges of domestic violence against her ex-husband. The courts response was not to come to her aid, but instead to grant full custody of her children to her and her children's abuser. In 1994, Holly Collins became an international fugitive when she ignored the court's ruling, grabbed her three children, and went on the run from her abusive ex-husband. In what would become an incredible saga, Holly eventually fled the United States and lived beneath the radar hiding on Indian Reservations in Mexico and Guatemala lest she be charged with kidnapping by the FBI. Incredibly, Holly and her children eventually make it to Amsterdam with no visas or passports where she was able to plead for asylum. In September of 2011, Holly and her children safely returned to the United States after years of living as fugitives. Theirs is a story of hope, determination, and, ultimately, justice. less...
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Amazon Says: Filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman's March, Bright Leaves) finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worl more...
Amazon Says: Filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman's March, Bright Leaves) finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet. To understand his fractured love for his son, McElwee travels back to St. Quay-Portrieux in Brittany for the first time in decades to retrace his own journey into adulthood. A meditation on the passing of time, the praxis of photography and film, and the digital versus analog divide. less...
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Amazon Says: SOUND CITY, the film, was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The board, built in 197 more...
Amazon Says: SOUND CITY, the film, was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The board, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Guns and Roses, Metallica, NIN, Rage Against The Machine and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years. Grohl's personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana's breakthrough album, Nevermind. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind changed the entire musical landscape and forever altered the course of Dave Grohl's life. less...
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Amazon Says: Pet Video Aquatic & Semi-Aquatic Turtle Dvd more...
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Amazon Says: "The War of 1812" is a two-hour documentary looking at this important historic event from several perspectives, the American, Canadian, British and Native America. The program more...
Amazon Says: "The War of 1812" is a two-hour documentary looking at this important historic event from several perspectives, the American, Canadian, British and Native America. The program will have some limited but very well done reenactments and major historians, authors and experts. less...
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Amazon Says: To Catch A Dollar is an inspiring new documentary by Gayle Ferraro. The film follows Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus as he brings his unique and revolutionary microfin more...
Amazon Says: To Catch A Dollar is an inspiring new documentary by Gayle Ferraro. The film follows Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus as he brings his unique and revolutionary microfinance program to the US. Witness the birth of Grameen America and the compelling stories of the first women borrowers, from the challenges they face to the successes they achieve as they learn to rise from poverty by starting and growing their own sustainable businesses with the education, support, and non-collateral microloans they receive. There are currently 44 million people living below the poverty line in the United States. Together, we can help more Americans sustainably lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Join the movement and help more people create a new American dream! less...
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