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Summary: Presents the story of the eugenics movement in the U.S., tracing its evolution from a force for human progress through the study of genetics to an anti-humanistic campaign for state-sponsored sterilization and the closing of the country's borders to peoples believed by some to be genetically inferior.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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

Summary: "Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant looms just 35 miles from Times Square. With over 50 million people living in close proximity to the aging facility, its continued operation has the support of the plant's operators and the NRC--Nuclear Regulatory Commission--yet has stoked a great deal of controversy in the surrounding community, including a vocal anti-nuclear contingent concerned that what...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Passion River] 2014

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

Summary: A four-hour mini-series that tells the story of one of the most popular and influential forms of entertainment in American history. Drawing upon a vast and rich visual archive, the film follows the rise and fall of the gigantic, traveling tented railroad circus, recounting the era when Circus Day could shut down a town, and circus stars were among the most famous people in the country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

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

Summary: Often called the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson rocked the world in 1962 with her book Silent Spring, which warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety. At the center of that firestorm stood Ms. Carson, a strong, intensely private woman who balanced her love of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD RAC NOT RATED