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Summary: Examines the interconnectivity between human beings and the natural world. Discusses ways in which the increasing estrangement from nature, brought on by modern lifestyles, is proving harmful both to people and the environment. Looks at biomimicry, the study of nature for the purpose of engineering new technologies. Argues that a reconnection with nature could be essential for restoring...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: With six groundbreaking decades in the theatre, four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally is a living legend, on stage and off. He launched the careers of some of Broadway's biggest stars, has been a pioneer in the fight for LGBTQ rights, triumphed over addiction, found love and inspiration at every age, and continually shows the power of art to transform society.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Summary: Kareem leads an aimless life between odd jobs and hanging out with his buddies in a crime-ridden Arab ghetto of the mixed Israeli city of Lyd. A family tragedy brings him closer to his singer girlfriend, Manar, and motivates him to do something more with his life. When Kareem and his group finally get a chance to perform in a Tel Aviv hip-hop club, the star potential of the 'first Arab rapper'...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

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Summary: Filmed in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, the movie uncovers an unexpected set of artists, poets, activists, queer musicians, 'Affrilachian' poets, and intersectional feminists, all unexpected voices emerging form this historically misunderstood region.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River 2019

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Summary: "A brotherhood of eccentric attendants who man a unique parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. From grad students to middle-age slackers, indie-rock musicians to surly philosophers, these overeducated part-timers wax profoundly about car culture and capitalism"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Passion River Films] 2010

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

Summary: It explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneering figure in the emerging California cuisine movement. After leaving Chez Panisse, due in part to a famously contentious relationship with founder Alice Waters,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: In this thrilling coming-of-age adventure, a troubled teen must face the dangers of the Alaskan wild, as well as her own past, in order to find her way home. Sent to stay with her uncle in Alaska while her mother is in treatment, fourteen-year-old Mackenzie is forced to flee as her uncle's attention turns threatening.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: The true story of one misguided art collector's attempts to save a painting by the world's most infamous street artist from destruction and the auction block. A rare look inside the secretive world of graffiti and street art.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: In 2006, Mitt Romney decides to run for president of the United States. In the days before the 2008 presidential election, he seeks to win debates against John McCain and the other Republican Party presidential candidates. After he loses the Republican nomination, he returns in 2012 to challenge incumbent Barack Obama for the White House. Meanwhile, his wife is diagnosed with multiple...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn't see himself, a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope, of money. Tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack Obama impersonator who tries to cash in on the "look of a lifetime" and chases a fevered American dream...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: A documentary about Christian courtship, an alternative to dating that seeks to ensure physical and emotional purity until marriage. Kelly, a 33 year old virgin, renounces dating believing that her parents along with God should find her husband. Problem is, her parents think she is crazy. Enter the Wright family who become her spiritual parents. They finally discover a promising suitor, but...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River Films 2015

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

Summary: Examines big-game hunting, breeding, and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa and the consequences of treating animals as commodities.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River 2017

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

Summary: A film that investigates new and controversial techniques and methods for treating PTSD but more than that, it is a look into the lives of veterans in America today. It is an authentic portrayal of veterans today in America and their bitter combat to overcome drug addiction, criminal issues, and their individual struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Through investigation and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Summary: Werner Herzog and Andre Singer's riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three never before seen interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world's greatest living politician. Now 88 and battling illness, the visionary Gorbachev, the former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, is still gently but resolutely pushing towards his goals.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2,000 Kenyan children.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Brainstorm Media 2017

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

Summary: The journey takes viewers to the world's most bio-diverse landscape of the agave plant, Mexico; here families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations, at times, even clandestinely. From the alluring red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged mountains of Oaxaca the film follows three producers in this burgeoning renaissance. From a bootstrap ambition to carrying on...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: When Calgarian Robert Cohen moved to L.A. to pursue his dreams of becoming a comedy writer, he quickly realized that his new friends and colleagues knew nothing but the usual stereotypes about his beloved homeland. After years of frustration, Robert decided to embark on a personal quest, traveling from one end of Canada to the other, to prove Being Canadian is more than just maple syrup and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Dozens of Utah DVD retailers attracted unwanted attention from Hollywood heavyweights when, in the name of conservative family values, they began sanitizing films of sex, nudity, profanity, and violence. Outraged over the unauthorized editing of their work, prominent filmmakers began to speak out, thrusting the two groups into an intense legal, theoretical, and moral battle that would last six...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River Films 2012

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

Summary: A documentary that tells the story of hard-working families who spend each summer traveling from Texas to the Canadian border and beyond, harvesting thousands of acres of wheat. They take risks most of us wouldn't dream of taking so that all of us can have an abundance of food on our tables. Battling high fuel prices, labor shortages, extreme weather, severe drought, and occasionally a fire,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: Examines the work of two biologists, Bill Andrews and Aubrey de Grey, who have dedicated their lives to the reversal of biological aging.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Structure Films 2015

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

Summary: Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, it follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River Films 2018

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

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Summary: It is the world's biggest white-collar heist involving government corruption at the highest level, abuse of power, and international money laundering. A hot-shot financier embezzles US$ 3.5 billion from Malaysia's wealth fund 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad); money from the audacious scam flows into New York and The Hollywood, where the thieves court A-list celebrities and even finance...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: It offers an intimate portrayal of the bond between half Japanese twin sisters Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, their battle with the fatal genetic disease cystic fibrosis (CF) and miraculous survival through double lung transplants. Defying all odds, Ana and Isa have emerged as authors, athletes and global advocates for organ donation, and their connection to the CF and transplant...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Twin Triumph Productions?] 2011

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

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