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Summary: Explore the science, myths and mystery of this fearsome predator in 14 favorite Discovery Channel programs from Shark Week-- the series that has been exciting fans for 20 years.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2007

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Summary: Naturalist and nineteenth century painter, John James Audubon was one of the most remarkable men of early America. The program brings to life his timeless paintings with dazzling footage of the living birds he immortalized, and celebrates visually the natural world he described in his writings. Interviews reveal the man, explore his art, and put his groundbreaking work in modern perspective.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: "This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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Summary: The documentary mini-series traces the causes, courses, major events and personalities of the American Civil War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mill Creek Entertainment 2012

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

Summary: Inspired by the Jesuit saying, "Give me a child until he is 7 years old, and I will give you the man," in 1964 Granada Television commissioned a short documentary wherein producers profiled 14 7-year-old children, and loosely speculated on what sort of lives they might lead. It was meant and received as an indictment of the British class system, which seemed most inflexible in 1964. Almost as...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Granada Television Ltd. 2006

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

Summary: "Frontline investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. [The film] chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, the Lehman Brothers' collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. The film examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn't see, couldn't...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2009

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Summary: This 6-part series will be shown on PBS in the Spring of 2006. Includes: Voyage To Kure (Parts I & II), The Gray Whale Obstacle Course, Sharks: At Risk, and America's Underwater Treasures (Parts I & II).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

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

Summary: Photographers who have worked for National Geographic reflect on their art.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2000

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

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Summary: Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new film examines Disney's complex life and enduring legacy. Features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, interviews with biographers and animators, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2015

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WAL RN

Summary: Examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and silence political dissent. Chronicles the patterns of voter disenfranchisement from Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004 while following the story of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Disinformation Company 2006

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Summary: A portrait of the most famous and controversial artist of the second half of the twentieth century. Explores the complete spectrum of Warhol's artistic output, from the late 1940s to his death in 1987.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

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

Summary: The gripping true-life adventure of six blind Tibetan teenagers on a climbing expedition up formidable Mount Everest.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 796.52 BLI

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

Summary: "What happened at Dunkirk in May 1940 must rank as one of the greatest maritime evacuations in history. A third of a million British soldiers were facing annihilation but just days later the majority had been rescued and Churchill had delivered his most famous speech. Vowing never to surrender. This gripping drama/documentary from the BBC offices a unique perspective and a true understanding of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: Jay McCarroll took the fashion world by storm after being crowned the "next great American designer" on the first season of Project Runway. This documentary chronicles his year-long journey to prepare his first runway show.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: E1 Entertainment 2009

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

Summary: Eugene O'Neill was one of the greatest playwrights in American history. Through his experimental and emotionally probing dramas, he addressed the difficulties of human society with a deep psychological complexity. The program traces his life from his early days in New York to his last years in Boston when he suffered from tremors which kept him from his writing.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

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

Summary: "The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2009

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

Summary: Gain an unprecedented look at the experiences and accomplishments of African Americans in the military, and learn why such a group of heroic men and women would fight for the freedom of others that they themselves weren't able to enjoy. Hosted by Halle Berry with an introduction by Colin Powell, and features the voices of Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby, Danny Glover, John Travolta, and many more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Melee Entertainment Home Video 2009

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

Summary: Includes in-depth interviews of U.S. President Richard Nixon by Sir David Frost in May, 1977 regarding the infamous Watergate scandal. Features footage from 2007 of Frost discussing the impact this interview had on history, his reactions, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Liberation Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.924 FRO

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: 973.924 Frost 2008

Summary: Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arts Alliance America 2007

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

Summary: This passionate and inspirational documentary goes up close and personal to capture the Roosevelt Roughriders girls' basketball team during six turbulent seasons, taking us far beyond the court to the unbridled desire to make history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2007

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

Summary: A first-ever look into an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children to become an active part of America's political future. Follow these children at summer camp in Devil's Lake, North Dakota as they hone their 'prophetic gifts'.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2006

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

Summary: Possibly the biggest star that television has ever produced, Johnny Carson was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. Over the course of his 30-year run on The Tonight Show, Carson interviewed 23,000 guests in 4,531 episodes. Watch as the life and career of one of the most beloved yet enigmatic icons in American entertainment history is explored.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS 2012

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD JOH

Summary: Massive stone castles dot the countryside of England, but a different kind of fortification, the timber castle, once dominated the landscape and has all but disappeared.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 728.8 DVD Lost 2006

Summary: Brazil is known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant culture. However, in recent years, the country has developed more of a reputation for corrupt politicians, kidnapping, and plastic surgery. Artfully connects these seemingly disparate elements and conducts a dazzling, yet harrowing, examination of the tragic domino effect that has reshaped the face of the country and created an entire...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Home Entertainment 2008

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