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Summary: During a visit to the cinema in West Berlin, high school students Theo and Kurt see dramatic newsreel footage of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest. Back at school in Stalinstadt, they spontaneously decide to hold a moment of silence in solidarity with the victims of the uprising. The gesture causes bigger ripples than expected.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: In 1954 a reclusive ex-soldier is thrown into the woes of rebellion when he's ordered to escort a villager accused of murder to prison during the Algerian War. As their journey leads them through a deadly fire-fight between settlers and rebels, the two men on opposite sides of the conflict must join forces to survive.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FAR

Summary: This episode of the U.S. Army’s The Big Picture television series tells the story of the Hungarian Revolution as seen through the eyes of its freedom fighters. Beginning at the end of October 1956, the revolution against the government’s Soviet-imposed policies caused thousands of Hungarians to find refuge in neighboring Austria and Yugoslavia. In response, the U.S. Army launched “Operation...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Michener, James A. (James Albert)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1957

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.91 MIC

Summary: An intimate, moving portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair following the untimely death of Princess Diana. The Queen's restrained reaction causes a public relations debacle that Prime Minister Blair must defuse. The two struggle to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an open display of mourning.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA QUE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Q

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD QUE RATED PG-13

Summary: In New Hampshire in 1777, Dick Dudgeon's father dies. Called back home to the unhappy family he revolted against years ago, Dick finds he's been named heir, much to the horror of his religious mother. To complicate matters, the British have arrived.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2006

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DEV

Summary: Season two follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early '60s as she struggles to navigate a world that's changing around her. She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CRO

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Summary: The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne... a new era is dawning. Queen Elizabeth II is a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2017

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Korda, Michael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.9 KOR

Liptak, Bela.

Summary: Annotation Terse, staccato, like a dispatch from the front, Bela Liptak's A Testament of Revolution peels away more than four decades of intervening history to give readers a vivid, firsthand look at the brief, doomed struggle of Hungarian freedom fighters against Russian oppressors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas A&M University Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.9052 LIP

Summary: Set in the early 1970s during the later stages of China's Cultural Revolution, two city-bred teenage best friends are sent to a backward mountainous region for Maoist re-education.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Empire Pictures 2005

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

Summary: A coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution. Eleven-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou Province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school in daily gymnastics, he is told he must wear a clean, new shirt, which forces his family to make a great sacrifice. Soon after, Wang...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2011

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ELE

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Summary: The legendary life of Fidel Castro, from exiled revolutionary to the world's most controversial and longest serving head of state. As seen through the eyes of his wife, mistress and female cohort, this film reveals the untold story of Fidel's rise to become one of the world's most powerful leaders.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2002

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

Mahama, John Dramani

Summary: Set against a backdrop of post-colonial Africa, the vice president of Ghana recounts how he became involved in the nation's political turmoil when his minister-of-state father disappeared during a coup and was imprisoned for over a year.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 966.705 MAHAMA, JOHN DRAMANI MAH

Summary: "Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China in 1966 during the first and most radical stage of the Cultural Revolution, IN THE INTENSE NOW speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity. Scenes of China are set alongside archival images of the events of 1968 in France, Czechoslovakia, and, to a lesser extent, Brazil. In keeping with the tradition of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: In Northern Ireland's Maze prison in 1981, 27-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the British government's refusal to recognize him and his fellow IRA inmates as political prisoners. A transcedent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure in order to be heard.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2

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Summary: Four vignettes in Batista's Cuba dramatize the need for revolution; long mobile shots tell almost wordless stories.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN I

Summary: After a 25 year war destroys civilization, a group of scientific supermen set out to build a new one in this science fiction film. Decades later, their progress is threatened by a reactionary who urges the masses to rise up in protest.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI THI

Summary: Dramatizes the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BAT

Min, Anchee

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Summary: A woman who grew up in China during its Cultural Revolution describes the grueling physical labor she endured on Red Fire Farm, her forced segregation from men, her sexual relationship with her platoon leader, and her introduction to acting.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MIN, ANCHEE MIN

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Min 2006

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Ellis, Aunjanue

Summary: Dreaming of escaping and returning to her African home, slave Aminata is thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War, when she helps create a list of black people who have been honored for their service to the king.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: E1 Entertainment 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BOO