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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

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

Summary: Girl next door, sex kitten, fitness tycoon, high-profile activist, Oscar®-winner: Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she's done it all in the public eye. This exclusive HBO documentary, directed and produced by the acclaimed filmmaker Susan Lacy, draws on 21 hours of recent interviews with Fonda, who speaks candidly and frankly about her life, her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertaiment 2018

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2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF JAN

Summary: In this film essay, multimedia artist Laurie Anderson presents a monologue touching upon her relationship with her rat terrier Lolabelle, the death of her mother, the heightening of surveillance following 9/11, and other topics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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

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

Summary: In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his land was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a giant reservoir of natural gas, and that he would be paid to lease his land for natural gas extraction. Fox documented his cross-country trek to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracking is actually safe. What he unearthed was a shocking discovery about a practice that is understudied and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama Films 2010

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

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

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

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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

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

Summary: Presents a look at photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's life and career, against the backdrop of preparations for twin 2016 retrospective exhibits of Mapplethorpe's work at The Getty Museum and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2016

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

Summary: A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2015

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

Summary: A feature documentary that follows unaccompanied child migrants on their journey through Mexico as they try to reach the United States. We follow children like Olga and Freddy, 9-year old Hondurans, who are trying to reach their parents in the US. Children like Jose, a 10-year old El Salvadoran, who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and Kevin, a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bullfrog Films 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

Summary: Incorporates user-generated content to follow a 31-day scavenger hunt that took place in October, 2013, on the streets of New York City at the hands of Banksy, a British street artist.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2015

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

Summary: "Sinatra: all or nothing at all is an up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, the documentary weaves the music and images from Sinatra's life together with rarely seen footage of Sinatra's famous 1971 'Retirement' Concert in Los Angeles....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic has been redefining art for nearly forty years. Using her body as a vehicle, she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. This is a mesmerizing journey into the world of radical performance and an intimate portrait of an astonishingly magnetic, endlessly intriguing woman who draws no distinction...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2012

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