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Summary: A journey into the endless possibilities of life. Rich with positive, life-enhancing messages that focus on growth and change. Positive messages of self-esteem are illustrated through a series of live action and animations shorts through songs, stories and laughter. Explores children's dreams and concerns, as well as their fears and fantasies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hen's Tooth Video 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV FRE

Summary: "Ousmane Sembène ... made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot--about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white family and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally--into a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Fulfilling his beloved wife's dying wish, a man restores an abandoned building they own into a reading room for a depressed community notorious for its ineffectual high school and street gangs. He is determined to give them a sense of self-respect.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Timeless Media Group 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "A tight-knit spiritual community is thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Home Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY AKE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Akeelah 2006