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Summary: Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Includes Angelou's own words woven together with archival photographs and videos as well as interviews with Angelou's friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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

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Summary: Words from a Bear gives a thorough survey of Momaday's most prolific years as a doctorate fellow at Stanford University, his achievement of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1969, and his later works that solidified his place as the founding member of the 'Native American Renaissance' in art and literature, influencing a generation of Native American artists, scholars, and political activists.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: This documentary is a portrait of the Flathead Valley community trying to deal with deep-seated conflicts in the face of rapid change and growth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video 2005

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

Summary: A haunting portrait of Henry Darger, a reclusive janitor by day and a visionary artist by night.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Wellspring Media 2005

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

Summary: The award-winning true story of third-generation American farmer John Peterson's hero's journey of success, tribulation, failure and rebirth. He's not only a farmer, he's an artist too.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gaiam Media 2008

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

Summary: Tired of sharing his moniker, Berliner goes on a search for the meaning behind a name in what ultimately becomes a moving and funny meditation on identity. See how this Alan Berliner found that the sound of our own name is always the sweetest sound.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2001

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

Summary: Filmed over three years, The farmer's wife presents the travails of a Nebraska farmer and his wife as they struggle to preserve both their farm and their marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2005

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

Summary: Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

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

Summary: On March 8, 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, a town just outside of Philadelphia, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI's vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights. Despite conducting one of the most thorough investigations in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Follows a group of 12-year-old boys from the most violent ghettos of Baltimore to the Baraka School, an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya, where children live by strict guidelines, yet are given the freedom to grow.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: ThinkFilm 2006

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

Summary: Using empty beer cans, old tires, plastic bottles and other garbage, iconoclastic architect Michael Reynolds, based in New Mexico, has been building ecologically sustainable structures for 35 years. Calling his structures "earthships," Reynolds has had conflicts with government officials over inflexible zoning and housing laws, but his architectural ideas were put to use in the Andaman Islands...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Morningstar Entertainment 2008

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

Summary: Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verite, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2011

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

Summary: Video cameras were given to several women who work in Tijuana's maquiladoras as one way to explore the environmental devastation and urban chaos of Tijuana's assembly factories and the female laborers who have organized themselves for social action.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: California Newsreel 2006

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

Summary: A spectacularly gripping documentary that unfolds like a great political thriller. It's the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2010

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

Summary: Noodling is the lost art of using your hands as bait to catch fish. Follow this group of Oklahoma fishermen as they catch 60 pound catfish with their bare hands, as has been done for hundreds of years.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Redline Entertainment 2002

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

Summary: Convicted felons at Kentucky's Luther Luckett Correctional Complex rehearse for the Shakespearean production, The Tempest, as part of the Shakespeare Behind Bars Program. The play's underlying theme of forgiveness parallels themes of transformation and redemption in the lives of the prisoners.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout! Factory 2006

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

Summary: For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: Acclaimed director Steve James tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves, and their bank's legacy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Chronicles the emotional journey to understand and cope with the loss shared by the estimated 20,000 American children whose fathers were killed in Vietnam. Weaves interviews with home movies, stock footage, and family photos. Along her journey, Tragos uncovers a 30-year-old mystery, as she comes to know her father as a man. Some discoveries are almost too difficult to bear, it is ultimately...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2004

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

Summary: "Craft in America is an exploration into the hearts and minds of artisans devoted to a diverse array of mediums -- from furniture making and basket weaving to pottery and metalsmithing. Each episode reveals that craft has earned itself a place within the realm of fine art"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Craft in America, Inc. 2007

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

Summary: Tells the extraordinary story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video Group 2009

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

Summary: Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science. This film...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Green Fuse Films 2009

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

Summary: As hip-hop rose from the streets of New York to become a multibillion-dollar industry, artists such as Public Enemy and De La Soul began reusing portions of previously recorded music for their songs. But when record company lawyers got involved, everything changed. Years before people started downloading and remixing music, hip-hop sampling sparked a debate about copyright, creativity, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Indiepix Films 2010

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

Summary: "Ice People heads out into the 'deep field' with noted scientists Allan Ashworth and Adam Lewis, and two undergrad scientists-in-the-making, where they scour across hundreds of miles to find tiny, critical signs of life 20 million years old. The most authentic depiction of life on the ice ever put to film, Ice People conveys the vast beauty, the claustrophobia, the excitement and the stillness...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [distr. by Neoflix] 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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