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New Arrivals - Nonfiction DVDs for the week of October 7

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


Amazon Says: "Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man." Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to in more...
Amazon Says: "Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man." Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted, a researcher for Seven Up, has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives. From cab driver Tony to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the enigmatic Neil, as they turn 56 more life-changing decisions and surprising developments are revealed. An extraordinary look at the structure of life in the 20th century, The UP Series is, according to critic Roger Ebert, "an inspired, almost noble use of the film medium. Apted penetrates to the central mystery of life." Bonus Features include: Roger Ebert Interview with Michael Apted, Biographies, Photogallery, Filmmaker's Statement Packaged in a 100% Certified Green Forestry Practices DVD Wallet less...
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Amazon Says: Documents how former drug-trafficker Anderson Sa, and Jose Junior's Grupo Cultural AfroReggae are working to unite a Rio slum, or favela, against a violent drug industry and p more...
Amazon Says: Documents how former drug-trafficker Anderson Sa, and Jose Junior's Grupo Cultural AfroReggae are working to unite a Rio slum, or favela, against a violent drug industry and police oppression. The Grupo Cultural AfroReggae organization uses music as an instrument of change, to offer an alternative to the drug lords as role models for the children of the favela, and Sa is the lead vocalist for their band, AfroReggae. less...
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Amazon Says: From Martian meteorites in the Antarctice to solar activity research, "In space" is a must see presentation that will journey to the outer reaches of the galaxy and back again more...
Amazon Says: From Martian meteorites in the Antarctice to solar activity research, "In space" is a must see presentation that will journey to the outer reaches of the galaxy and back again. less...
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Amazon Says: Nearly 750,000 elderly Americans are spending their later years in for-profit assisted living facilities. This loosely regulated, multibillion-dollar industry is dominated by more...
Amazon Says: Nearly 750,000 elderly Americans are spending their later years in for-profit assisted living facilities. This loosely regulated, multibillion-dollar industry is dominated by one company: Emeritus Senior Living. In a major year-long investigation, FRONTLINE and ProPublica raise questions about fatal lapses in care, understaffing, and a quest for profits within a company that operates more than 400 assisted living facilities across the country. less...
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Amazon Says: In the spring of 1971 the Rolling Stones departed the UK to take up residence in France as tax exiles. Keith Richards settled at a villa called Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-M more...
Amazon Says: In the spring of 1971 the Rolling Stones departed the UK to take up residence in France as tax exiles. Keith Richards settled at a villa called Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer and this became the venue for the recording of much of the band s masterpiece Exile On Main Street . Stones In Exile tells the story in the band s own words and through extensive archive footage of their time away from England and the creation of this extraordinary double album, which many regard as the Rolling Stones finest achievement. Bonus Features Extensive additional footage including interviews with all the band members, footage from C...sucker Blues and Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts returning to Olympic Studios and Jagger s country house Stargroves where a lot of the early work on the album was done. less...
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Amazon Says: In 'The Beautiful Truth,' a 15 year old boy goes on a mission to determine whether or not what Dr. Max Gerson's wrote in his controversial book is a legitimate, alternative c more...
Amazon Says: In 'The Beautiful Truth,' a 15 year old boy goes on a mission to determine whether or not what Dr. Max Gerson's wrote in his controversial book is a legitimate, alternative cure for cancer. After numerous interviews with doctors, skeptics, members of Gerson's family and cancer patients, it became abundantly clear that a cure for virtually all cancers and chronic diseases does exist - and it has existed for over 80 years. less...
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Amazon Says: As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage up on more...
Amazon Says: As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage up on future generations of Americans. In forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America's War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America s longest war - a definitive portrait revealing its profound human rights implications. The film recognizes the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, and investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have meant this symptom is most often treated as a cause for law enforcement, creating a vast machine that largely feeds on America's poor, and especially on minority communities. Beyond simple misguided policy, the film examines how political and economic corruption have fueled the war for 40 years, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures. less...
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Amazon Says: Latino Americans is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years more...
Amazon Says: Latino Americans is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The series chronicles Latinos in the United States from the 1500 s to present day. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread. Latino Americans relies on historical accounts and personal experiences to vividly tell the stories of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; and of anguish and celebration, from the millions of people who come to the U.S. from Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, and countries in Central and South America. Latino Americans is driven by the human dramas of individuals struggles and triumphs, successes and disappointments, featuring interviews with close to 100 Latinos from the worlds of politics, business, military, academia, literature, and pop culture, as well as deeply personal portraits of Latinos who lived through key chapters in American history. LATINO AMERICANS is the story of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today. This DVD features Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired This DVD features a Spanish Audio Track (SAP) This DVD features subtitles in Spanish and English (SDH) less...
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Amazon Says: The March on Washington for Jobs an Freedom (aka The March) in August 1963 was to become one of the most important moments in contemporary history. It was the moment when one more...
Amazon Says: The March on Washington for Jobs an Freedom (aka The March) in August 1963 was to become one of the most important moments in contemporary history. It was the moment when one of the world's greatest leaders spoke*carrying the hopes and dreams of millions of disenfranchised American People; those who had faced two centuries of injustice were about to stand up for their Human Rights. This will be a documentary about a moment when the President of the United States feared a demonstration happening and the then director of America's internal secret service agency tried to sabotage the lead up. And it will recount the events when 250*000 people from across a continent came together to form the largest demonstration the young American democracy had ever seen and freed themselves from the shackles of history. less...
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Amazon Says: National Geographic's new 3-part series will feature Dan Buettner, New York Times best-selling author of 'The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Live more...
Amazon Says: National Geographic's new 3-part series will feature Dan Buettner, New York Times best-selling author of 'The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest' and his work. Buettner's National Geographic cover story on longevity, 'The Secrets of Living Longer' was the magazine's third best-selling issue in history. The work of Dan Buettner has been profiled in People, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Episodes include When Will You Die?, Will You Make a Million? and What Drives You Crazy?. less...
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Amazon Says: From Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney comes this gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller about Julian Assange and the creation of WikiLeaks, the controvers more...
Amazon Says: From Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney comes this gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller about Julian Assange and the creation of WikiLeaks, the controversial website that facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. Paralleling Assange’s rise and fall with that of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the troubled young soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is a “riveting, nail-bitingly tense” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly), multi-layered exposé about transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth. less...
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