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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Ten questions are posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray. Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together observations from his own journeys throughout India and the Middle East, and the wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Monterey Video 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 294.365 DVD 10 Questions

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Chronicling this capital case from 1984-2004, filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg painstakingly frame the judicial and emotional reponses to a chilling crime, and the implications surrounding Darryl Hunt's wrongful conviction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Thinkfilm 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China in the early days of World War II and focuses on the efforts of a small group of unarmed Westerners who established a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, archival footage, and chilling testimonies of Japanese soldiers, interwoven with staged readings of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Thinkfilm, LLC 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: For 18 months, award-winning director Scott Hicks followed the legendary composer Philip Glass across three continents, creating a remarkable portrait of one of the greatest artists of all time. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass's working process and long time collaborators, Hicks provides a unique glimpse into the composer's life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Lorber Films 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Kasper Carr is a master thief, targeting businesses in the Chicago area. He stakes out fresh opportunities in front of a documentary film crew, which gradually becomed complicit in his crimes. As the director and producer become entangled in the allure of their fascinating subject and the legal ramifications of their actions, Carr pursues a series of larger-scale and more dangerous jobs. All...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Indie Films 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "A Dangerous Game is the explosive documentary from filmmaker and investigative journalist Anthony Baxter (You've Been Trumped), which examines the eco-impact of luxury golf resorts around the world. Featuring exclusive interviews with Alec Baldwin, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Donald Trump, the film takes viewers on a globe-spanning journey to a World Heritage site in Croatia; the extravagant desert...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: An intensely intimate look at one of the biggest hard rock/heavy metal bands of all time, with over 90 million albums sold. Takes you inside the studio, the counseling sessions the band went through together and the difficult process of finding a new band member.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Explores the indomitable spirit of three "Lost Boys" from the Sudan who are forced to leave their homeland due to a tumultuous civil war. Chronicles their triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities and a relocation to the United States, where the Lost Boys build active and fulfilling new lives but remain deeply committed to helping friends and family they have left behind.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The rise and fall of the New York Cosmos, America's first great soccer team, and its larger-than-life superstar, Pel.̌ The Cosmos kicked off America's first love affair with the world's most popular sport in the 1970s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "Takes you on an exclusive and rarely seen journey into the process behind creating a duets recording. Legendary entertainer Tony Bennett teams up with the biggest names in contemporary music, all live in the studio recording side by side with Bennett and his superb jazz quartet. This "behind the scenes" musical diary, complete with exclusive "in the moment" interviews, was shot completely in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Summary: Two males and a female vie for office. They indulge in low blows, character assassination and gestures of goodwill, all while gauging their standing with voters. The setting is a third-grade class at an elementary school in the city of Wuhan in central China. Chronicles a public school's first open elections.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PLE
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF PLE

Summary: The story of Carmelo - car wash employee by day, mariachi musician by night - and his struggle to cope with his mother's mortality, his daughters' needs, and his own dreams.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In the world's most dangerous war zone, 400 American soldiers carry out their mission from a bombed-out pleasure palace once owned by Saddam Hussein. Welcome to a place called "Gunner Palace" and experience what life is like for the soldiers who live there. For these war hardened soldiers "minor combat" involves everything from executing raids on suspected terrorists, enduring roadside bombs...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Palm Pictures 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: An exploration into the day-to-day lives of three children who literally feel no pain. Three-year-old Gabby from Minnesota, 7-year old Miriam from Norway and 10-year-old Jamilah from Germany have congenital analgesia, a genetic defect so rare that it is shared by only about one hundred people in the world. Their parents must watch their every move, but even their vigilance hasn't shielded the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Frozen Feet Films 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The Jordan family has farmed in Iowa for generations. Due to the crisis of the '80s and '90s, they are in danger of losing the farm. One of the daughters comes back home to document the extraordinary efforts the family makes to keep their farm.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Products 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The beauty and strength of the women of the Juchitán have inspired legends and songs for centuries, as well as recent tabloid stories of male harems and free love. Separate fact from folklore and sensationalism from sociology.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Follows the 2002 race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between 32-year-old Cory Booker and four-term incumbent Sharpe James. Fought in Newark's neighborhoods and housing projects, the election pits the young challenger against an old style political machine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In 1986, at the age of 56, Helen Travis became a Benedictine Sister after she lost her husband and both her sons to substance abuse. Two years later, in New York City, she opened a halfway house for recovering male addicts.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Tracks the overnight celebrity of Marla Olmstead, a toddler who creates gallery-worthy paintings on the dining room table of her family home. Sales of her paintings reach $300,000. Then the bubble burst. When a 2005 profile by '60 minutes' suggests that Marla had help making her paintings, the finger is pointed at her father, an amateur artist and night manager at Frito Lay. Almost overnight,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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