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Summary: Survivors, observers and expert government officials recount the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility, when a violent five-day standoff between mostly black and latino inmates and law enforcement took place.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mill Creek Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970 DVD Trail 2009

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Ken Burns's two-part, four-hour documentary explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most complex and consequential figures, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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

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

Summary: The fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, the film Pauline Kael (The New Yorker) called 'the most powerful movie musical ever made.' Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, it captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison's quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic. Oscarʼ- nominated...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The story of the extraordinary final chapter of Freddie Mercury's life and how, after his death, Queen staged one of the biggest concerts in history, to celebrate his life and challenge the prejudices around HIV/AIDS.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: It is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city's Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. Rich with detailed observation and a surprising amount of humor, the show offers a portrait of dignity...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A collection of short films focused on Native American peoples.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: It follows the Navajo heavy metal band I Don't Konform's remarkable journey from performing on poverty-stricken reservations to recording their debut album with Grammy-award winner producer of Metallica while telling the compelling story of the thriving heavy metal scene on the Navajo reservations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The untold story of the world's longest running video show, Video Music Box. A hip hop mainstay since 1983, VMB gave a platform to artists like Jay-Z, Nas and Mary J. Blige before they hit it big. Host Ralph McDaniels' archives amassed over 40 nearly years reveal the show's importance to numerous big-name musicians, as well as to the kids that grew up watching.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In 2008 Hollywood filmmaker, Jennifer Lynch traveled to India to direct Hisss, a tale about the vengeful snake goddess, Nagin. This documentary captures her experience in the chaotic world of Bollywood-Hollywood filmmaking where "chaos is the process and filmmaking doubles as a crash course in acceptance and self-realization"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: A 2020 American documentary film directed and produced by Sonia Kennebeck follows an average American family that become entangled in a bizarre web of espionage and corporate secrets when the U.S. government targets the family's hacker son.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Follows five Native American communities as they restore their traditional land management practices in the face of a changing climate. For millennia Native Americans successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain these processes. From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains, and prairies, Native communities across the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: Exposes how companies are desperately rebranding as socially responsible and how that threatens democratic freedoms.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: The documentary serves as a fascinating look at Putin in the earliest days of his presidency, when the seeds of his authoritarianism were already being sown. It also raises difficult questions about the role of Mansky himself. As a filmmaker who witnessed and, in some cases, shaped these events, is he in some way complicit?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary, part music film, part historical record, created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SUM
2 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SUM

Summary: An intimate documentary portrait of underground artist Robert Crumb, whose unique drawing style and sexually and racially provocative subject matter have made him a household name in popular American art. Zwigoff candidly and colorfully delves into the details of Crumb's incredible career, as well as his past, including his family of reclusive eccentrics, some of the most remarkable people ever...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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

Summary: The diabetes community has been filled with deception for the past 50 years. The typical guidelines for managing diabetes have ultimately caused suffering for millions of people with the disease. Follow a group of families and doctors as they present a solution to managing diabetes that could spare many patients from devastating complications in this seminal documentary about diabetes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: Sight is arguably the most important sense. It translates light using photons into electrical pulses and travels into the visual cortex of the brains. This one-hour documentary looks at the science, medicine, and technology of vision and the individuals who are battling blindness disorders.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A musical odyssey exploring five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Ron and Russell Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks. Features commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Jane Wiedlin, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Neil Gaiman and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The award-winning feature documentary tells the inspiring journey of Cliff, Ahmani, and Nicholas, three underserved teenage boys from Atlanta, attempting to climb four 12,000 ft snowcapped peaks in the heart of the Colorado wilderness, all while overcoming their own personal mountains.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: Project Recover, a small team of accomplished scientists, historians, and military veterans, scour the depths of the ocean and the farthest corners of the earth, to search for and recover the remains of the more than 80,000 Americans who have been missing in action since World War II. They aim to deliver closure, solace, and kinship to MIA families who have gone generations without answers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. The following is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2010

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Summary: Solidarity! All for One and One for All!₄ Founded in Chicago in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) took to organizing unskilled workers into one big union and changed the course of American history. This compelling documentary of the IWW (or The Wobblies' as they were known) tells the story of workers in factories, sawmills, wheat fields, forests, mines, and on the docks as they...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: The attack on Pearl Harbor on the seventh of December 1941 changed the world forever. The United States entered WW Two. More than 110,000 citizens of Japanese origin were rounded up and dispatched to camps until the end of the war. With the arrival of the Cold War, the enemy image had to change quickly, and Hollywood obliged. Clara and Julia Kuperberg found the right interview partners in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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