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Summary: The true story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical. That is, until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures 2007

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Summary: James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty year span, James spent his time as Nelson Mandela's prison warden. Shows the daily application of a major historic abonimation, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2008

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

Muller, Peter Paul

Summary: A story of the South African lawyer Bram Fischer who defended Nelson Mandela and other members of his group during the Rivonia Trial.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2020

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Summary: What happens when an Afrikaans guy and a Zulu girl fall in love and have to navigate their way through the complicated process of lobola? A contemporary romantic comedy about love and tradition in a rapidly evolving society. Funny yet hard-hitting, the film tackles the thorny subject of cross-cultural relationships with humor and honesty.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Platt, Christine A.

Summary: For Black History Month, Ana & Andrew join a research group at the Community Center. They learn many interesting things about Martin Luther King Jr.! Later, with the help of some other children, they make one of Martin's famous dreams come true.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2021

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PLA

Summary: "Now, in the third season of Meerkat Manor, the Whiskers stake new territory and are ready to start anew. Led by the dominant female/matriarch Flower, the Whiskers face new rivalry in the form of the Zappa tribe--another meerkat mob best characterized as the neighbors from hell. No stranger to a good challenge, the Whiskers are ready to stand their ground"--container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Discovery Communications 2008

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

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Summary: Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Mandella 2014

Summary: Back in the 1980s, a giant spacecraft stalled in the skies over Johannesburg. 1.8 million of the aliens that were aboard were rescued, and placed in a refugee camp--District 9. Over the next 20 years, District 9 became a teeming shantytown like so many others in the developing world. Although there is evidence that the extraterrestrials represent an advanced civilization, their lives on Earth...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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

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3 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI DIS

Summary: Rommel was a brilliant military tactician. Unfortunately, Adolph Hitler thought that he too was a military genius and demands more of Rommel than he's able to provide. Rommel incurs Hitler's wrath by retreating in North Africa, but since Rommel is a war hero he is virtually "untouchable". Rommel joins in a plot to assassinate the Fuhrer. The attempt fails, and Rommel's complicity is discovered....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

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

Slovo, Gillian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 SLO

Summary: A hilarious, biting look at everyday office life. The show revolves around David Brent, the oblivious general manager of a paper company who instigates petty office rivalries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2004

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

Summary: Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police at a demonstration by black school children, he gradually begins to realize his own society is built on a pillar of injustice and exploitation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA DRY

Summary: In 1979 apartheid-era South Africa, two men imprisoned in Pretoria Prison plot to escape.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER ESC

Summary: By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2011

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

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

Summary: Pocahontas, the young daughter of Chief Powhatan, wonders what adventures await just around the riverbend. She is joined by her playful pals, raccoon Meeko and hummingbird Flit. A chance meeting with Captain Smith leads to a friendship that will change history, as the Native Americans and English settlers learn to live together.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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Summary: Kenai, a young Native American boy who wants to be a man, sets out to take revenge after his older brother is killed by a mother bear protecting her cubs. When Kenai finds himself magically transformed into the creature he hates most, a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps while learning some life lessons. In his quest to return to human form, he is befriended by a talkative bear...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD BRO

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3 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY BRO

Mann, Charles C.

Summary: "1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions? How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Triangle Square/Seven Stories Press 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 909.08 MAN

Summary: After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and a young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school. Set against the awesome, harsh landscapes of South Africa.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2006

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

Summary: This is the shocking true story of the Battle of Isandlwana: in January 1879, arrogant officials of the British colony of Natal, Africa issued a list of unauthorized ultimatums to the Zulu Nation. When the Zulu king refused their demands, the empire declared war. And in a series of grave tactical blunders, a garrison of 1,500 British soldiers faced an army of 25,000 enraged Zulu warriors in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Severin Films 2013

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD + BLU-RAY DRAMA ZUL

Summary: Carl Fredericksen is a seventy-eight-year-old curmudgeon. He used to enjoy his modest life as a balloon seller when his adventure-loving wife Ellie was still alive. When she died, Carl was left with his memories and the awareness that they never made their dream journey to Paradise Falls in South America. When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY UP

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD UP RATED PG

Summary: Suburban veterinarian Danny Trevanion moves his new family from Bristol to South Africa to start a game park; includes all six episodes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2009

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

Wright, Adrienne

Summary: On June 16, 1976, Hector Pieterson, an ordinary boy, lost his life after getting caught up in what was supposed to be a peaceful protest. Black South African students were marching against a new law requiring that they be taught half of their subjects in Afrikaans, the language of the White government. The story's events unfold from the perspectives of Hector, his sister, and the photographer...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PIE

Summary: Deeply affected by the indiscriminate killing he witnesses as a white police officer in South Africa, Andres Stander turns his back on the law, becoming one of South Africa's most notorious bank robbers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE STA

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