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Summary: Through eyewitness and insider accounts, this program tells the story of the Labour Party's most successful leader, Prime Minister Tony Blair-- a man who is ruthless, confident, and sacrificed part of his domestic agenda for a foreign policy that almost destroyed him. This program provides the first authoritative television analysis of Blair's decade in office and the legacy he leaves to his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Home Video 2007

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

Summary: In 1985, two young British friends travelled to a remote corner of Peru. Ambitious mountaineers, their aim was to conquer the unclimbed west face of a notorious 21,000 ft. peak "Siula Grande". Their story has become part of mountaineering legend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment 2004

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

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

Summary: Black Books concerns time-frittering techniques of raddled proprietor Bernard Black, his assistant Manny Bianco and their friend, Fran Katzenjammer. His dubious trio form a family of sorts to protect each other from the realities of modern London.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV BLA

Summary: As animators, puppeteers, designers, writers, or directors, Philadelphia natives and identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay are renowned for artisanal methods and unusual sources of inspiration. Described as 'Kafkaesque' or 'post-apocalyptically Bruegelian' their films are inspired by twentieth-century European visual and literary culture, especially the surrealist and expressionist...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International Corp. 2000

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

Summary: "From the fields of Pakistan through the docks of Hamburg to the halls of London's power elite, this epic drama crosses continents and cultures to portray the dark and dangerous world of international drug smuggling. The intersecting stories of vivid characters-- a British minister with a drug-addicted daughter, the wife of a German businessman whose husband is arrested for drug trafficking,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2001

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV TRA

Summary: The story encompasses the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expressionist movement. Wozzeck is an impoverished soldier driven insane by his manipulative superiors and his mistress' infidelity. In a jealous rage, he stabs her, then drowns when he tries to wash the blood from his hands.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2009

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA WOZ

Summary: Shot entirely on location in Washington, D.C., primarily at the Wax Museum nightclub and on the streets of the city Mr. Scott-Heron long considered his home. Robert Mugge's 1982 film showcases the art, the life, and the personality of the great African American poet-singer-songwriter-author Gil Scott-Heron whom many have called the forefather of hip-hop and socially-conscious rap music, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Ross McElwee explores his family's roots as tobacco farmers in North Carolina.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2004

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

Summary: Fifty years after World War II, a team of divers discovered an unidentified German U-boat off the New Jersey coast. What boat was it? And what secret mission had brought it there? This video also traces the history of submarines and undersea warfare from the American Revolution through World War II.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2004

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Summary: Part 1: The death of their father forces Nicholas and Kate Nickleby to seek help from their uncle. The cold-hearted Ralph sends Nicholas to teach at an institution for boys run by a brutal headmaster, Wackford Squeers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2002

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV LIF

Summary: The world of The Mahabharata is of profound storytelling power and spiritual import; within it a civilization rises, falls and is reborn.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2002

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

Summary: The result of the Brexit referendum in the summer of 2016 caused a political earthquake that laid waste to the normally stable British establishment and sent political tremors across the world. This punchy and provocative feature length drama goes exclusively behind the scenes of the 'Vote Leave' campaign, unpacking the personalities, strategies, and feuds of the winning side, and exploring the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV BRE

Summary: Einstein's Big Idea reveals the roots of his astonishing breakthrough in the human stories of men and women whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc2, and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2005

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

Summary: Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, this epic drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2015

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV IND

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD IND

Contents: work outing -- Return of the golden child -- Moss and the German -- dinner party -- Smoke and mirrors -- Men without women.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2009

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV IT

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series IT 2009

Summary: Part 8: Ralph Nickleby tries to cheat Madeleine Bray out of her inheritance. He is denied his dark goal, but Nicholas' joy over thwarting his uncle's scheme is dimmed when he learns that Smike is gravely ill.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2002

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV LIF

Summary: As big business takes hold of the rail industry, a local depot gang is forced to either adapt to the new managerial double-talk or take chances with receiving severance pay. Agreements set long ago are suddenly undermined by a new managing director who wipes the slate clean. Tensions mount when the men show up the the depot only to find there is no work for them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Look Home Entertainment 2003

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

Summary: An extraordinary video diary of living with AIDS. Told with guts and humor by longtime companions Tom Joslin and Mark Massi, this powerful documentary celebrates the human spirit while capturing the emotional challenges of living with a fatal illness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2003

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

Summary: At the heart of this film is the question of whether Leni Riefenstahl was a Nazi, as her detractors claim, or whether she was the victim of society-- a naive, young woman who made Triumph des Willens on assignment, and simply did a very good job. This film does not judge, and Riefenstahl (a fiesty 90 during production) is genuine in her protest. Or has the passage of 50-plus years simply...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 1998

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

Summary: Young at Heart Chorus is based in Northampton, Massachusetts. See the final weeks of rehearsal for the group, whose average age is 81 and many of whom must overcome health adversities to participate. Their music is unexpected, going against the stereotype of their age group, performing songs that range from James Brown to Coldplay. The group has toured Europe and sung for royalty. Now they are...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Young 2008

Summary: Part one follows the trail of a medical mystery which began in 1981 when five gay men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with a deadly new disease. Traces the international response in the first years of the epidemic, contrasting moments of inspirational leadership with the tragedy of missed opportunities. Reveals the astounding spread of the infection to over 70 million infections in 2006. Part...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AGE

Summary: This documentary explores the life of Aileen Wuornos, the prostitute executed in Florida for killing six men. Includes examinations of her childhood, testimony at her trial by Nick Broomfield, and a chilling speech by Wuornos herself.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2004

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AIL

Summary: "An ignorant, wannabe-Jamaican British b-boy; an anti-Semitic, misogynistic but friendly Kazakhstani television reporter; and a homosexual Austrian fashonista--all played by Sacha Baron Cohen--conduct interviews on unsuspecting Americans, who include prominent pundits in the political system and celebrities, that reveal deeply hidden prejudices and challenge social mores within American...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2004

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DA

Summary: With anecdotes and humor, composer Howard Gooddall presents five of the great breakthroughs in European music and what they mean today as classical music is being absorbed into the mainstream.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2008

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

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