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Summary: National Geographic follows Pete Souza, the President's photographer inside the Obama White House, aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union, and into the heart of the West Wing. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it's like to cover the most powerful man in the world, for history. Features intimate interviews...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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Summary: The revealing documentary of Earth explores the planet's most epic moments. From the first raindrops that turned it into a water world to the arrival of its most incredible inhabitants, us. But humans take a back seat in this narrative. Instead, Earth is placed center stage. We see what happened to our world before we even crawled from the mud, including massive bombardments from space, extreme...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: This film profiles Chester Burnett, better known as the Howlin' Wolf. It includes an incredible compendium of never-before-seen footage of the Howlin' Wolf.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Sea Productions 2003

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

Summary: Chronicles the life of Pete Seeger, the American singer/songwriter, who was a leader of the mid-20th century American folk music revival and wrote some of its best known songs. Also looks at his work as a labor and political activist and his experiences of being picketed, blacklisted, and banned from commercial television. Features archival footage and interviews with his family, including wife...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Live Nation Worldwide 2007

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

Summary: Producer-writer-director Jamie Uys, who brought us the uproarious 'The Gods Must Be Crazy, ' delivers awe-inspiring family entertainment in this unique look at the animal world. Four years of production, one hundred thousand miles of travel and half a million feet of film went into this splendid production. Away in their own world, far from the prying eyes of people, Africa's animals lead lives...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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

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: BLU-RAY DOC CRU

Summary: Examines efforts by a group of citizens in West Virginia to hold the industrial giant Du Pont responsible for poisoning the drinking water supply as a result of dumping toxic chemicals.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

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

Summary: Follows British psychiatrist Dr. Iain McGilchrist as he meets champions and critics of his theory that our brains are becoming imbalanced, with the left hemisphere gaining power as its ambitions are supported by the Western world, while making it harder to deal with important economic, environmental, and social issues.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Summary: Like Watergate and Vietnam, it is an icon of recent history. Gov. Rockefeller's brutal re-taking of the prison--a nine-minute, 1600 bullet assault that took the lives of 29 inmates and 10 guards held hostage--put an end to the four-day rebellion. But the struggles for justice, by both prisoners and guards, endured for three decades.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: Since the birth of their trademark toy in 1958, The LEGO Group has produced over 400 billion bricks. But more and more, LEGO bricks aren't just for kids, and some take them very seriously. Adult Fans of LEGO around the globe are unashamedly declaring their love of the brick, brick artists are creating stunning and surprising creations, and LEGO master builders are building human scale and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2015

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

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV LEG

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

Summary: Through the stories of three CODAs (children of deaf adults), this film offers a previously unseen portrayal and exploration of these children's daily reality and upbringing.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: Jan and Antonina Zabinski, the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo in Poland, saved nearly 300 Jews during the Second World War. This is a poignant documentary that is an extraordinary true story about the humanitarian spirit, as exemplified by two people who, with enormous personal risk to themselves, faced the most challenging circumstances with bravery and decency. In 1965, Jan and Antonina Zabinski...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: "All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson ... the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America ... his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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: Recounts how the struggle between North and South, long defined by battles like Gettysburg, Antietam, and Bull Run, was actually dependent on events in the West. Although often overlooked, the western theatre saw some of the conflict's bloodiest encounters, such as Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chickamauga, and featured iconic leaders.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

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