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New Arrivals - Nonfiction on DVD

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


Israel: The Royal Tour by Israel: The Royal Tour
Amazon Says: This non-stop, groundbreaking adventure takes the viewer on a historic journey throughout Israel, at the intersection of the world's three great religions. Prime Minister Benj more...
Amazon Says: This non-stop, groundbreaking adventure takes the viewer on a historic journey throughout Israel, at the intersection of the world's three great religions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Peter Greenberg explore Israel as it has never been seen before, through the eyes of its leader. less...
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Definitive Guide to the Jfk Assassination by Definitive Guide to the Jfk Assassination
Amazon Says: The assassination of JFK forever changed America. 50 years later, most Americans think we don't know who did it. Historyr has conducted the largest nationwide survey on the t more...
Amazon Says: The assassination of JFK forever changed America. 50 years later, most Americans think we don't know who did it. Historyr has conducted the largest nationwide survey on the topic to learn what the country believes. Who do Americans suspect was really responsible for JFK's death? Take a deeper look--- through the eyes of those to whom it matters most: the American people. less...
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Amazon Says: In the astonishingly gripping Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a gre more...
Amazon Says: In the astonishingly gripping Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial Black Power group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes. Using only archival news coverage and interviews, first-time filmmaker Osder has brought to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history. less...
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Amazon Says: Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and stag more...
Amazon Says: Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the "Muscle Shoals sound" and The Swampers, the house band at FAME Studios that eventually left to start its own successful studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound. Gregg Allman and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today. less...
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Frontline: Secret State of North Korea by Frontline: Secret State of North Korea
Amazon Says: Just two years into the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong-un is the world's youngest dictator, ruling one of the world's most isolated countries. Usin more...
Amazon Says: Just two years into the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong-un is the world's youngest dictator, ruling one of the world's most isolated countries. Using new footage smuggled from inside and never-before-told stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, FRONTLINE goes inside the secret state to explore life under its new ruler and investigate the enigmatic "Morning Star King" as he tries to hold onto power. less...
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Amazon Says: In a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that more...
Amazon Says: In a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. The Lottery follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery. Out of thousands of hopefuls, only a small minority will win the chance of a better future. Directed by Madeleine Sackler and shot by award-winning cinematographer Wolfgang Held, The Lottery uncovers a ferocious debate surrounding the education reform movement. Interviews with politicians and educators explain not only the crisis in public education, but also why it is fixable. A call to action to avert a catastrophe in the education of American children, The Lottery makes the case that any child can succeed. less...
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Amazon Says: The 12 Commandments of the music business brought together in one film. The secret of success, the purpose of music awards, the whole truth about recording contracts and nine more...
Amazon Says: The 12 Commandments of the music business brought together in one film. The secret of success, the purpose of music awards, the whole truth about recording contracts and nine other monstrosities. ""Welcome to the Machine"" is not just a rockumentary, but also uncovers the whole truth! Features Kim Wilde, Fatboy Slim, Cypress Hill, Bloodhound Gang, Kool and the Gang and more. less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 was such huge year with the first women's fight ever in the UFC Octagon between Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche, UFC's first trip to Winnipeg in a match between Evans vs. more...
Amazon Says: 2013 was such huge year with the first women's fight ever in the UFC Octagon between Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche, UFC's first trip to Winnipeg in a match between Evans vs. Henderson and rivals Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks go head to head in the ring . You can re-live every biggest knockout, the slickest submissions and best fights that took place in the Octagon with UFC's: Best of 2013 Blu-ray and DVD. less...
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Amazon Says: Vegucated is an award-winning documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured by true tales of weight l more...
Amazon Says: Vegucated is an award-winning documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured by true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before. But can their convictions carry them through when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets? This laugh-out-loud funny, entertaining, and inspiring documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time. The film has been selected by 12 film festivals and is the winner of several awards, including Best Documentary at the Toronto Independent Film Festival. This latest international DVD edition includes subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Hebrew, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese, plus closed captioning. less...
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Amazon Says: Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointesti more...
Amazon Says: Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn. Monsanto's strong arm tactics, the FDA's fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Don't miss this film! The main feature film Genetic Roulette is 85 minutes. The package also contains a bonus DVD with: Seeds of Freedom (28 min) Narrated by Jeremy Irons, produced by The Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network, this landmark film shows how the story of seed at the hands of multinationals has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. More information about the Seeds of Freedom can be found here. The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods (42 min) Jeffrey Smith presents a concise, hard-hitting talk to more than 800 healthcare practitioners at Andrew Weil's Arizona Center for Integrated Medicine conference in 2011. The Politics of GMOs (16 min) This presentation excerpt describes the unholy alliance between the US government and Monsanto, as well as some highlights of Monsanto's dark history. 12 Short Public Service Announcements All content in the bonus disk can be played on television without charge or special permission. less...
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Hawking by Hawking
Amazon Says: Hawking features exclusive access to Hawking's life story*told largely in his own words. It includes dramatic accounts of his life from childhood through university*intimate f more...
Amazon Says: Hawking features exclusive access to Hawking's life story*told largely in his own words. It includes dramatic accounts of his life from childhood through university*intimate footage of Hawking today*including his home routine and his work life at the University of Cambridge*archival footage and candid insights from family members*friends and colleagues. Computer-generated imagery (CGI) illustrates some of Hawking's remarkable discoveries*such as the nature of black holes and the Big Bang Theory. less...
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Amazon Says: The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special presents six stories from 1 more...
Amazon Says: The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special presents six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives. less...
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Amazon Says: This compelling documentary examines the business of college football and basketball and the NCAA's treatment of its athletes. Based on the controversial article The Shame of more...
Amazon Says: This compelling documentary examines the business of college football and basketball and the NCAA's treatment of its athletes. Based on the controversial article The Shame of College Sports by historian and former football player Taylor Branch, this hard-hitting expose tells a story of how college sports became a billion dollar industry built on dedicated young athletes who are deprived of numerous rights. Weaving interviews, archival and behind-the-scenes footage, the documentary sheds a new light on all college sports programs. Narrated by Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back, Cowboys and Aliens, The Green Mile) and featuring interviews with TV sportscaster Bob Costa, Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster, and other figureheads of American sports. Executive produced by Bobby Valentine. less...
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Best of an Evening at the Improv by Best of an Evening at the Improv
Amazon Says: This 4 DVD box set features the best and funniest comedians to have performed at the iconic Improv Club in Los Angeles including the likes of; Billy Crystal, Howie Mandel, Jim more...
Amazon Says: This 4 DVD box set features the best and funniest comedians to have performed at the iconic Improv Club in Los Angeles including the likes of; Billy Crystal, Howie Mandel, Jim Carrey, Phyllis Diller, Leslie Nielsen, Jackie Mason, and 67 other outstanding comedians. These 12 hours of classic comedy were chosen from the first 52 original hours of the television series called An Evening At The Improv. This Special Edition is the first time this rare original footage has ever been released on DVD. So sit back and be prepared to enjoy this rare collection of your favorite comedians, all in one hilarious and intimate setting. less...
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NFL the Complete History of the New York Giants by Complete History of the New York Giants
Amazon Says: Since 1925, the New York Giants have been the standard bearers for the National Football League. Their record speaks for itself: 22 division titles and six world championships more...
Amazon Says: Since 1925, the New York Giants have been the standard bearers for the National Football League. Their record speaks for itself: 22 division titles and six world championships including four Super Bowl victories. Now, this big blue legacy is yours to own in this thrilling two-disc set. The Complete History of the New York Giants captures all of the great moments in Giants history including their upset victories over New England Patriots in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. With exciting bonus features including an in-depth 'Greatest Games' feature on the team's victory in the 2007 NFL Championship game, this DVD set is a must-have for any Giants fan. less...
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Amazon Says: This award-winning film, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, examines a little known aspect of American history, when newly freed slaves throughout the South formed benevolent societ more...
Amazon Says: This award-winning film, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, examines a little known aspect of American history, when newly freed slaves throughout the South formed benevolent societies to respond to abject hunger, illness and the fear of a pauper's grave. The Fair Hope Benevolent Society in Uniontown, Alabama, provides an unprecedented look at the complex and morally ambiguous juxtaposition of the Society with the worldly pleasures of what has become known as the annual Foot Wash celebration. less...
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Amazon Says: The epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White is documented in this exhilarating ride into the world of extreme snowboarding. With both practicing mo more...
Amazon Says: The epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White is documented in this exhilarating ride into the world of extreme snowboarding. With both practicing more and more breathtaking and dangerous tricks leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, everything suddenly changes for Kevin when a horrific crash leaves him fighting for his life. When he recovers, all he wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear it could kill him. less...
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