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Summary: Through the powerful recollections of atomic bomb survivors, a deeply moving look at the painful legacy of the first and hopefully last uses of thermonuclear weapons in war. Featuring interviews with fourteen atomic bomb survivors and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A distinguished poet, translator, critic and teacher, Edwin Honig wrote dozens of books and poems that attracted critical praise around the world. His seminal translations awakened English-speaking readers to previously overlooked literary giants, resulting in honorary knighthoods from the king of Spain and the president of Portugal. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner paints a deeply...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "An Apology to Elephants explores the beauty and intelligence of elephants as well as threats to their survival. Focusing on the lives of elephants in captivity, the documentary tells the troubling story of what happens to elephants in the name of entertainment. An Apology to Elephants is an eye-opening film about the exploitation of elephants. It features beautiful footage from nature...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White is documented in this exhilarating ride into the world of extreme snowboarding. With both practicing more and more breathtaking and dangerous tricks leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, everything suddenly changes for Kevin when a horrific crash leaves him fighting for his life. When he recovers, all he wants to do...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Follows Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater's tumultuous election year, as well as other years in a career that encompassed numerous political and ideological triumphs. Though he never achieved the ultimate prize, the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 vindicated the conservative agenda Goldwater had long championed. Ironically, in later years, Goldwater's support of issues like abortion and gay...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MR.

Summary: Follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: An investigation into the disputed cause of death of black activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody in Waller County, Texas, after a routine traffic stop by state trooper Brian Encinia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: The first and only documentary about David Bowie authorized by the Bowie Estate, narrated by Bowie himself, explores Bowie's artistic journey over the years and illuminates many of his intellectual and artistic philosophies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Decal 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MOO

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MOO

Summary: Wise, brilliant, and funny, Fran Lebowitz hit the New York literary scene in the early '70s when Andy Warhol hired the unknown scribe to write a column for Interview magazine. Today, she's an acclaimed author with legions of fans who adore her acerbic wit. Public speaking captures the author in conversation at New York's Waverly Inn, in an onstage discussion with longtime friend and celebrated...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "In 2008, eighth-grader Brandon McInerney shot classmate Larry King at point blank range. Unraveling this tragedy from point of impact, the film reveals the heartbreaking circumstances that led to the shocking crime as well as the aftermath"--Movie Web site.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shapeshifter 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Over the past sixteen years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music's ability to blur international boundaries, blend disparate cultures, and inspire hope for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "CONSEQUENCES examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese. CHOICES offers viewers the skinny on fat, revealing what science has shown about how to lose weight, maintain weight loss and prevent weight gain. CHILDREN IN CRISIS documents the damage obesity is doing to our nation's children. Through individual stories, this...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Box Office 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Today, more military members are lost to suicide than on the battlefield. After serving their country overseas, many veterans in their darkest moments turn to the unique services of the Veterans Crisis Line to help with traumas like post-traumatic stress, depression, homelessness and drug dependence. The 40-minute documentary is an intimate look at the vital work of several responders who...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In this 80-minute documentary, three 10-year old children leave their native countries to participate in one of the Islamic world's most famous competitions, a test of memory and recitation known as The International Holy Koran Competition. As the competition reaches its climax, Koran By Heart offers a compelling and nuanced glimpse into some of the pressures faced by the next generation of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Featuring vérité footage and vintage family films, this documentary was shot primarily within the compound where Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher led separate lives but maintained a close relationship.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Documentary Films 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb find early fame in the 1960s and go on to write over 1,000 songs, including 20 No. 1 hits. This film follows the group's meteoric rise as they navigate the complexities of working so intimately alongside family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In 1957, Little Rock Central became a symbol of the struggles and hopes of the Civil Rights Movement. African-American students were not allowed into the building. An eye-opening look at racial equality, education, and class at the high school today.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Acclaimed filmmaker, Anders Ostergaard, brings us close to the video journalists who deliver the footage. Though risking torture and life in jail, courageous young citizens of Burma live the essence of journalism as they insist on keeping up the flow of news from their closed country. Armed with small handycams the Burma VJs stop at nothing to make their reportages from the streets of Rangoon....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Laboratories 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The remarkable and moving story of a group of children who use music to overcome hardship and loss. Filmed over a period of three years, it is the story of an orphanage unlike any you've ever seen, where the young singers of the Agape choir lift their voices to create the home and family they so very much need.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Palm Pictures 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Go behind the Oklahoma State Penitentiary walls to follow convict cowgirls on their journey to the 2007 Oklahoma State Penitentiary Rodeo.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Documentary Films 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Founded in 2011 after Vladimir Putin was given a third term as Russian president, Pussy Riot is an anonymous feminist art collective/punk band based in Moscow. The group's protest inside the cathedral was intended to protest Putin's union of church and state. On Feb. 21, 2012 they participated in a 40-second "punk prayer protest" on the altar of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral before being...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: With unprecedented access, this behind-the-scenes chronicle follows director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD CIT RATED R

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, Life According to Sam follows one family's courageous fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal aging disease. Directed by Oscar winners Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine (Inocente), this highly personal and life-affirming journey is propelled by the captivating presence of Sam Berns. Funny, perceptive and fiercely intelligent,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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