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New DVD's at Walsh Library - please request DVD's at the Circulation Desk

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Makers : Women who make America
Call Number: DVD# 3358
Makers: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world

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The Act of Killing
Call Number: VC# 3357
The filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, a journey into the imaginations of mass murderers and the banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

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Atanarjuat [the fast runner]
Call Number: VC#3380
The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.

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Generation Like - Douglas Rushkoff / PBS
Call Number: VC# 3345 (ask at Circulation Desk)
FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media, and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.

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Pius XII : under the Roman sky - Christian Duguay; James Cromwell; Alessandra Mastronardi; Marco Foschi; Ettore Bassi;
Call Number: vc# 3221 (circulation desk)
Publication Date: 2013
Based on Vatican documents and personal testimonies used for the beatification of Pope Pius XII, this epic film stars acclaimed actor James Cromwell in a powerful movie about the great, often hidden struggle waged by the Pope and many others with him to save the Jews from the Nazis during WWII.

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In her footsteps: the story of Kateri Tekakwitha - producer, Gita Hosek ; director, Matt Gallagher
Call Number: vc #3217 Circulation desk
Publication Date: 2013
For 350 years, a young Christian Mohawk woman has been interceding for and inspiring natives and non-natives around the world. On October 21, 2012, Kateri Tekakwitha became the first Native North American woman to be recognized as a Saint. This moving documentary takes us on a journey from northern New York State to Montreal and Kahnawake; from Washington State to New Mexico, as we follow St. Kateri's incredible journey of deep faith, heroic sacrifice and love of Christ.

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Greedy lying bastards - Craig Rosebraugh; Patrick Gambuti, Jr.; Jeremy Chilvers; Marianna Yarovskaya; Daryl Hannah;
Call Number: VC# 3322 (circulation desk)
Publication Date: 2013
"Investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem placing us on the brink of disaster. The film details the people and organizations casting doubt on climate science and claims that greenhouse gases are not affected by human behavior. From the Koch Brothers to ExxonMobil, to oil industry front groups, to prominent politicians and justices"

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Shift change - Melissa Young; Mark Dworkin; Moving Images Video Project.
Call Number: VC 3312 (circulation desk)
Publication Date: 2013
Examines business cooperatives in Spain and the United States, and includes observations by worker-owners on how their cooperatives are structured, their effect upon the community, and the lessons they have learned.

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Fruitvale Station - Ryan Coogler; Nina Yang Bongiovi; Forest Whitaker; Michael B Jordan; Melonie Diaz
Call Number: VC # 3348 (circulation desk)
Filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature directorial debut with this drama centered on the tragic shooting of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a vibrant 22-year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by BART officers on New Year's Day in 2009, and whose murder sent shockwaves through the nation after being captured on camera by his fellow passengers.

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Tales of the waria - Kathy Huang; Sally Jo Fifer; Independent Television Service.; Center for Asian American Media.
Publication Date: 2011
This film follows a community of transgender women in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country, as they search for romance and intimacy. Uncover a world that not only defies our expectations of gender and Islam, but also reveals our endless capacity as human beings to search for love -- whatever the consequences.

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Life on the line : coming of age between nations - Jennifer Gilomen; Sally Rubin; Fine Line Films.
Call Number: see circulation desk for dVD
Publication Date: 2014
This half-hour documentary follows a year in the life of 11-year-old Kimberly Torrez. Living steps from the border in Nogales, Mexico, Kimberly crosses each day to attend school just across the line in Arizona. Kimberly’s unemployed father, stricken with Hepatitis C, needs a liver transplant; Kimberly’s mother desperately awaits the visa that will allow her to live in the U.S. with her American children if her husband dies.

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