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Summary: The story centers on Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern-day São Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val's estranged daughter Jessica shows up, the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SEC

Summary: James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty year span, James spent his time as Nelson Mandela's prison warden. Shows the daily application of a major historic abonimation, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COL

Summary: A young man running with a criminal gang on the streets of Johannesburg, Tsotsi - a nickname meaning thug - is immersed in a world of violence that seems to leave him unaffected, until he discovers an infant in the backseat of a car he has stolen.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE TSO

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2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF TSO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TSO RATED R

Summary: An adventurous young falcon named Kai leaves his remote country home for Zambezia, the fabulous city of birds, against his father's wishes. When his father is captured by an evil lizard who plans to attack the city, Kai must learn the importance of teamwork to rescue his father and save his new friends.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ad

Summary: Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAN RATED PG-13

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Mandella 2014

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of the Cold War (1945-1991) in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 909.825 FIR

Summary: Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2003

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

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of colonialism throughout the world in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 325.32 FIR

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of World War II (1938-1945) on the European and North African fronts in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of the Korean War (1950-1953) in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 951.9 FIR

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the histories of the Persian Gulf (1991), Afghanistan (2001-2014), and Iraq Wars (2003-2011) in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 956.7 FIR

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of the conflict between Israel and certain Arab countries that have opposed Israel's existence since the country was formed in 1948 in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 956.04 FIR

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of the Vietnam War (1957-1975) in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 959.7 FIR

Summary: "Family patriarch Mike Campbell is one of the few white farmers left in Zimbabwe since President Robert Mugabe began his violent land seizure program in 2000. Since then the country has descended into chaos, the economy brought to its knees by the reallocation of formerly white-owned farms to Mugabe cronies, who have no knowledge, experience or interest in farming. In 2008, after years of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2010

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

Summary: A touching tale of a loving couple whose unbreakable bonds of marriage are tested by life's greatest challenge.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2013

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AMO

Summary: Rebecca, a young translator, lives with her boyfriend ski instructor Marco in a mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. RenGe, local cinema projectionist, steals Marco's car and gets into a car crash with local farmer Theo, whose daughter is almost killed. RenGe suffers amnesia as a result of a crash and starts a relationship with Laura. Meanwhile Marco is looking for the man who...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Films 2000

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WIN

Summary: What happens when an Afrikaans guy and a Zulu girl fall in love and have to navigate their way through the complicated process of lobola? A contemporary romantic comedy about love and tradition in a rapidly evolving society. Funny yet hard-hitting, the film tackles the thorny subject of cross-cultural relationships with humor and honesty.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: Jessica is a beautiful young woman from the provinces who has come to Paris and lands a job waiting tables at a chic bistro on fabled Avenue Montaigne. Jessica's customers include a popular TV actress who is courting a major Hollywood director for her first serious film role; a wealthy art collector who is about to liquidate a lifetime's worth of treasures at auction; and an illustrious...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Thinkfilm 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AVE

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of the Russian Revolution of 1917 in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of World War I (1914-1918) in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.4 FIR

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of World War II (1939-1945) on the Asian and Pacific fronts in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FIR

Summary: Follows Mma Ramotste, a recently bereaved woman, as she sets up the only woman-run Private Detective Agency in Botswana and her attempts to get it off the ground. She gets help from Mma Makutsi, her new secretary, and Mr. JLB Matekoni, the owner and super mechanic of the wonderful Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotste takes on cases, meets many new people who need her help - from a woman who thinks the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2009

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV NUM

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series No. 1 Ladies 2009

Summary: When decisions needed to be made at the office, the owner invented a nonexistent company president to hide behind. Now, forced to bring the "Boss" face-to-face with potential purchasers and employees, he hires a failed actor to play the part. Much to everyone's surprise, the unmasked boss plays the ultimate part by becoming a hero.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BOS

Summary: Roy and Jessie are a couple are in a rocky relationship. Following a stay in Beijing they decide to give their relationship one last go and have another adventure together. They decide to travel on the Transsiberian from China to Moscow. The couple discover that the days of the train's glorious luxury has faded and has been replace with cold steel carriages and indifferent fellow passengers. It...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Look Studios 2008

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER TRA