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Summary: Chasing the moon reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing overlooked and lost archival material, the film features a cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects: the car, the airplane, the smartphone, the rocket, the robot, and the telescope.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in this intimate coming-of-age documentary about four members of a wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama's list of failing schools. Teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the state championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Brings to light a new history of the Korean War; an event that still reverberates to this day. New archives in Russia, China, South Korea, and the United States will change public understanding of a critical turning point in world history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: The egg, life's perfect invention, nurtures and protects new life from the outside world. These remarkable structures are strong enough to withstand the full weight of an incubating parent and weak enough to allow a chick to break free. But how is an egg made and what is its purpose? From creation to hatching, join host David Attenborough as he reveals the wonder behind these miracles of nature.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: As Jeopardy marks its 50th anniversary, including 30 years with Alex Trebek, take a look at the phenomenon of game shows, the iconic hosts and personalities, the contestants, and the triumphs and controversies that have shaped the evolution of this important part of our culture. See the power and influence of game shows and television personalities we₂ve invited into our living rooms.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Nuns, guns, and cannabis. Meet Sister Kate, former high-flying corporate executive, reborn rebel and founder of Sisters of the Valley, California's fastest growing marijuana farm, providing medical cannabis to those in need. This is her journey to becoming a voice for the unheard, and possibly the most feared nun in the world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: A cinematic reverie on the beauty of the night sky, as experienced in the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of the best places on the planet to contemplate its splendor. The film drifts between science and spirituality, the arid land, desert shores, and lush galaxies, expanding the imagination. From astrophysicists to the desert dwellers, all share their evocative visions of the stars and planets,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Professor Alice Roberts uses archaeological discoveries to piece together a turning point in Britain's history. The key to her quest is the excavation of a stone palace in Cornwall, long believed to be the birthplace of the King Arthur legend. Was Arthur in fact ruler of a prosperous trading village, and the defender of the native Britons against the Anglo-Saxons?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: A documentary about an important American still photographer who captured New York City in the 1960s (his work there is said to have influenced the TV show Mad Men) and later the West in Texas and Los Angeles.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: "After a decade living in the United States, [filmmaker Asori] Soto returns to his homeland of Cuba to search for the missing flavors of his childhood--a journey to discover culinary traditions long thought lost due to the hardship that Cuba survived after the collapse of the Soviet Union."--

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Fifty individuals belonging to the LGBTQI community discuss gender identity, labels, and how they perceive and define themselves.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC BET

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Summary: The story of a man who was an American newspaper editor and publisher who helped establish the pattern of the modern newspaper. In his time he was one of the most powerful journalists in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Through private letters, unpublished memoirs, performances, and TV interviews, this documentary is the first to tell the life story of the Greek-American opera soprano completely in her own words.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Bobby J. Brown exposes countless dark secrets of the Hall of Fame band Parliament Funkadelic. Members open up about the unorthodox methods in which they were paid, heavily exploited, and the creativity behind this unique genre of music.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. weaves together genealogical detective work with cutting-edge DNA analysis to trace the ancestry of a diverse array of trailblazing public figures. The result is a captivating cross-section of history, illustrating that diversity is both America's strength and its constant.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Director Astra Taylor's idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents, from ancient Athens's groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism's roots in medieval Italy, from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Travel from Norway to Newfoundland, just as the seafaring warriors did in 1,000 A.D., to get a glimpse of the Vikings' world in the Americas hundreds of years before Columbus.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Explores the history of the American South and its music through the life of country singer Charley Pride. Raised in the segregated Mississippi Delta, Pride's voice, talent, and resolve led him to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Princess Margaret's life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the Western world during the 20th century. With sumptuous archival materials and revealing interviews, the series follows Margaret's life as she redefined the image of the modern princess, showing how her character combined the rebellious force of modernity with a respect for tradition.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: The journey takes viewers to the world's most bio-diverse landscape of the agave plant, Mexico; here families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations, at times, even clandestinely. From the alluring red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged mountains of Oaxaca the film follows three producers in this burgeoning renaissance. From a bootstrap ambition to carrying on...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Jackson, Lisa F.

Summary: Follows a small coastal community in Mexico as its inhabitants struggle to protect their way of life and the ecosystem they depend on in the face of a multi-billion dollar American development project.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run 2019

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Summary: Einstein called it 'spooky action at a distance,' but today quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology. Physicists have become gradually convinced that quantum entanglement is real, but a few doubts remain. NOVA follows a groundbreaking experiment in the Canary Islands to use quasars at opposite ends of the universe to once and for all settle remaining questions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City, and for the past six years, Matt Green has been walking them all, every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge. It's a five-borough journey that stretches from the barbershops of the Bronx to the forests of Staten Island, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, with Matt amassing a surprisingly detailed knowledge of New York's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2019

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