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Summary: Chronicles the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras would take one picture every hour for three years.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2013

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

Summary: Investigates the secret crimes of Father Lawrence Murphy, a Milwaukee priest who abused more than 200 deaf children in a school under his control. The film documents the first known public protest against the pontiff himself. The investigation helped uncover documents from the secret Vatican archives that show the Pope, who must operate within the mysterious rules of the Roman Curia, as both...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2013

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

Summary: Documentary about the war in Iraq, with footage shot by U.S. National Guardsmen who agreed to film their year in Iraq. re.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video 2007

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

Summary: This deeply affecting film tells the inspiring story of Susan Tom, a single mother caring for 11 adopted special-needs children.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2004

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

Summary: Documentary following a group of actors with learning disabilities, from the Drama Program of Long Island's ANCHOR organization, as they embark on a four-month-long journey to mount a stage performance of the film The wizard of Oz.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video Group 2006

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

Summary: "Brother's Keeper tells the story of the "Ward Boys," four eccentric brothers who shared the same dilapidated two-room shack for over 60 years. Living in isolation, without heat or running water, these elderly bachelors had virtually no contact with the outside world--until one was found dead in the bed he shared with his brother. By day's end, Delbert Ward "confessed" to suffocating his ailing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2003

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

Summary: Follows designer-activist Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Transcendent Man explores the theories of inventor, futurist, and best selling author Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity Is Near), who predicts that in the not-so-distant future, the science fiction behind The Terminator, Blade Runner, Total Recall, The Matrix, and I Robot will become science fact. The film follows Kurzweil as he journeys the world sharing his mind-bending vision of a future in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama Films 2011

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

Summary: If the down-home cowboy politics of George W. Bush are a blueprint for success in Washington, what are they like back in the Lone Star state of Texas? Find out in a lively, behind-the-scenes portrait of two unpredictable, post-millennial elections.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2005

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

Summary: Seventeen teenage lawbreakers spend a day inside Rahway State Prison (later East Jersey State Prison) with some of New Jersey's most dangerous criminals. A selected group of convicts ("The Lifers") give the youth an in-your-face, no-holds-barred account about life in prison, in hopes of "scaring them straight". Twenty years later, filmmaker Arnold Shapiro catches up with both the kids and the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2003

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Summary: The untold story of the rebellion of thousands of American soldiers against the war in Vietnam. This movie profiles an event that profoundly impacted American society, yet has been virtually obliterated from memory.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2006

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

Summary: This volume brings a new crop of quality shorts to audiences hungry for a second helping. This latest collection features 7 new films that encompass an incredibly diverse range of topics and styles.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by New Video Group 2004

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

Summary: The story of the American civil rights movement through its music, the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and more, as they fought for justice and equality. Includes new performances of the freedom songs by top artists, archival footage, and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders. Freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama Films 2010

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SOU
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF SOU

Summary: Profiles five children with autism, their parents, and acting coach Elaine Hill as they take on the enterprise of a full-length stage production.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama Films 2008

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

Summary: Produced with the purpose of alleviating the stigma associated with dyslexia, The big picture features the testimony of individuals from various backgrounds diagnosed with dyslexia (including investment advisor Charles Schwab and billionaire Richard Branson) describing how they learned to live with and overcome their disability. Medical experts explain the neurological causes of the condition.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BIG
1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 616.8 BIG

Summary: A groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Follows the stories of several idealistic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video Group 2012

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

Summary: "[This film] charts the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including the imminent extinction of the bluefin tuna, and illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of any ocean species. Scientists explain how this depletion has slipped under the public radar and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2009

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

Summary: Coal provides half of America's electricity. Examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. Faced with toxic ground water, the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, and a government that appeases industry, the heroes launch a valiant fight to arouse the nation's help in protecting their mountains, saving their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by New Video Group 2009

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

Summary: Meet Josephine, Reena, Marie, Jeanette, Lou, and Terry. These intelligent and articulate women once had secure, active and fulfilling lives. That is until one day when everything unraveled. Now living out of their cars or in cheap hotels, they exist entirely under the radar, too proud to go to shelter or to even receive public assistance.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2003

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

Summary: On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2013

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

Summary: The Whale tells the remarkable true story of a young, wild killer whale (an Orca) nicknamed Luna, who lost contact with his family on the coast of British Columbia and became famous around the world when he tried to make friends with human beings.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2012

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

Summary: Filmmaker Ralph Arlyck tracks down Sean, the boy who had been the subject of his controversy-sparking documentary in 1969, to see what he is like 30 years later.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2007

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

Summary: A documentary on a three-day free clinic held by the organization Remote Area Medical in rural, impoverished Bristol, Tennessee.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Exposes how corporations spent millions on a propaganda campaign to distort Americans' view of lawsuits, forever changing the civil justice system. From the infamous case of the woman who sued McDonalds over spilled coffee to the saga of the Mississippi Supreme Court Justice deemed 'not corporate enough' by business interests, this program tears apart the conventional wisdom about 'frivolous...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama Films 2011

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

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