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Summary: Recounting the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor - one of America's most brilliant, iconic comic minds. Includes never before seen interviews, archival footage, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RIC

Summary: With his provocative question, 'why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?' Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history. An extraordinary testament to one man's perseverance, this examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WAT

Summary: A documentary on a three-day free clinic held by the organization Remote Area Medical in rural, impoverished Bristol, Tennessee.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF REM

Summary: A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CAS

Summary: A journey in the footsteps of the enigmatic young American named Chris McCandless, who vanished and ultimately perished in the Alaskan wilderness. New interviews and never before released letters probe the mystery behind the best-selling book and movie 'Into the Wild.'

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV RET

Summary: It follows the story of Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods. While the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ART

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Summary: Today, more military members are lost to suicide than on the battlefield. After serving their country overseas, many veterans in their darkest moments turn to the unique services of the Veterans Crisis Line to help with traumas like post-traumatic stress, depression, homelessness and drug dependence. The 40-minute documentary is an intimate look at the vital work of several responders who...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CRI

Summary: A powerful true story of one small group of workers overcoming corporate greed to end slavery and abuse in America's fields.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FOO

Summary: A distinguished poet, translator, critic and teacher, Edwin Honig wrote dozens of books and poems that attracted critical praise around the world. His seminal translations awakened English-speaking readers to previously overlooked literary giants, resulting in honorary knighthoods from the king of Spain and the president of Portugal. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner paints a deeply...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FIR

Summary: A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MVD Visual 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ALI

Summary: A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, the documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both on stage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF ELA

Summary: Doc's story is brought to life through interviews with a colorful array of celebrated musicians, family members, writers, and fans; a vast collection of never-before-seen archival photos and footage, including captivating filmed and audio-taped interviews with Doc; and above all the brilliant, jubilant, and evocative music Doc performed, wrote, and inspired.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AKA

Summary: Explores the hidden history of the American exploitation film. From the tents of carnie roadshows of the early 20th century to "Nudie Cuties," blood-soaked gore fests, biker flicks, blaxploitation and beyond. Looks at the films, the filmmakers, shysters and hustlers who made it all happen. Includes over 2 hours of outtakes, classic grindhouse trailers, and long lost, never-before-seen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Summary: Profiles the life and career of the 1960s folk iconoclast Phil Ochs.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2010

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC THE

Summary: A look at social change throughout history, as seen through the music, poetry, speeches, and manifestos of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past - and present - including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Bob Dylan, Langston Hughes, Chief Joseph, Muhammad Ali, along with unknown veterans, union workers, abolitionists, and many others never featured in high school textbooks....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PEO

Summary: Follows the lives and careers of a group of artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BEA

Summary: A humorous look at one comedian's attempts to blow the obesity epidemic wide open by losing weight on a fast-food only diet.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Morningstar Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAT

Summary: "A middle class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American lifestyle. ... Featuring interviews with Daniel Quinn, Derrick Jensen, Jerry Mander, Chellis Glendinning, Richard Heinberg, Thomas Berry, William Catton, Ran Prieur and Richard Manning, What a Way to Go looks at the current global situation and asks the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: VisionQuest Pictures 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WHA

Summary: "Analysis of how governments bent on war-making have relied on a vast arsenal of propaganda techniques to overcome resistance at home and disapproval abroad ... Moving from Vietnam to Iraq, the film examines how news reports have become nearly indistinguishable from White House and Pentagon talking points, a problem that has become exacerbated by journalists who have grown accustomed to being...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Media Education Foundation 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WAR

Summary: The Jordan family has farmed in Iowa for generations. Due to the crisis of the '80s and '90s, they are in danger of losing the farm. One of the daughters comes back home to document the extraordinary efforts the family makes to keep their farm.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Products 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRO

Summary: Marred by an over-reliance on stock footage, this documentary attempts to link the United States insatiable appetite for oil as the chief trigger of the war in Iraq. After making some frightening if familiar points about increasing oil consumption and diminishing reserves is unfortunately veers off into discussions of radioactive depleted uranium rounds in Afghanistan, the privatization of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Free-Will Productions 2004

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC OIL

Summary: Discusses how the USA PATRIOT Act has taken away checks on law enforcement and continues to endanger the civil liberties of all Americans under the guise of being part of the war on terrorism, and how paranoia, fear and racial profiling have led to gross infringements on freedom and democracy without strengthening national security.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Disinformation Co. 2004

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UNC

Summary: Explores the world of motocross and looks at the men who take chances with this dangerous sport -- from asphalt track contests and drag racing to cross-country and hill climbing competitions. Professional riders such as Mert Lawwill and Malcolm Smith are featured. Includes a special tribute to Steve McQueen.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Monterey Video 1999

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ON