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

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ENDING SILENCE, SHAME & STIGMA: HIV/AIDS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY - Produced & directed by Kat Cheairs
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this documentary explores the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Black community and addresses the complex social issues factoring into the high rate of infection among African Americans. Featuring interviews shot over a period of five years with individuals both affected and infected with HIV, the film places a human face on the disease and invites the viewer into a conversation that requires more participants in order to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Black community.

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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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Just do it: a tale of modern day outlaws - Left Field films; a film by Emily James.
Call Number: Circulation Desk Call Number: VC # 3288
Just Do It, the acclaimed feature documentary from director Emily James, goes behind the scenes of the world of climate activism. This one-of-a-kind film charts the adventures of the daring troublemakers who have crossed the line to become modern-day outlaws.

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Shamans of Siquijor: the healers - director/producer, Rosanna Brillantes.
Call Number: Ask at circulation desk
Publication Date: 2004
Over three hundred miles south of the Philippine capital of Manila lies the tropical island of Siquijor, famous for its traditional healers, sorcerers, and witches. "Shamans of Siquijor" follows three healers to learn about their practices and beliefs. With guidance from the supernatural world, healers cure illnesses using medicinal herbs, incantations, a magical prayer wheel, and other means. Is folk healing still valuable for the social and spiritual life of the community or just a dying relic of old traditions? The documentary is an introduction to this healing culture. It is useful as a teaching tool when viewed as a companion piece to existing academic texts by anthropologists, which present in-depth analyses of healing and sorcery practices in the Philippines.

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the Central Park Five - Sarah Burns & David McMahon & Ken Burns
Call Number: VC #3286 (Circulation Desk)
a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

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the House I Live In - Charlotte Street Films presents a film by Eugene Jarecki
Call Number: Circulation Desk Call Number: vc# 3300
Over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. A look at the heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America's War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications.

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Tough guise 2 : violence, manhood & American culture - a Media Education Foundation production ; produced and directed by Jeremy Earp ; written by Jackson Ka
Call Number: VC #3311 Circulation Desk
Publication Date: 2013
In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture.

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Under Our Skin - produced, directed, and photographed by Andy Abrahams Williams.
Call Number: Ask at circulation desk
Publication Date: 2011
A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, UNDER OUR SKIN exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time.

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What are Dreams? - produced and directed by Charles Coville
Call Number: Circulation desk: VC 3094
What are dreams and why do we have them? NOVA joins the leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological experiments to investigate the world of sleep and dreams. Delving deep into the thoughts and brains of a variety of dreamers, scientists are asking important questions about the purpose of this mysterious world we escape to at night.

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