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New and Notable Selections from the Film and Video Collection

Materials listed below may be checked out or viewed in the Film and Video Collection Department viewing carrels. Further information about these titles can be found searching the Media Collection in DELCAT (see link at left).

About a Son (DVD 4497)
Uses audio recordings of Cobain interviews with impressionistic visuals to examine the life and demise of the Nirvana frontman.

Autism: The Musical (DVD 5039)
Follows six months in the lives of five children with autism and their families as they defy expectations and take part in a musical.

The Business of Being Born (DVD 4743)
Shares personal stories and insights that advocate for natural childbirth methods as opposed to corporatized hospital-based maternity care systems.

Cats of Mirikitani (DVD 5200)
In order to move forward with his life, homeless Japanese-American artist Jimmy Mirikitani must revisit his painful past in a Japanese internment camp.

Dhamma Brothers (DVD 5725)
Explores the positive impact of an ancient meditation program on prisoners in Alabama's correctional system.

Deep Water (DVD 4645)
The engrossing story of amateur British yachtsman Donald Crowhurst, who risked everything in a tragic attempt to win the first solo, non-stop, round-the-world sailboat race.

Earthlings (DVD 5887)
Takes a critical look at the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world which rely on animals for profit (food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research).

Fat Chance (DVD 5838)
An honest, humorous self-portrait of an obese Japanese-Australian woman who sets out to lose weight but gains new perspectives on her past and personal identity.

51 Birch Street (DVD 5895)
A filmmaker's investigation of his parents' marriage renders an ordinary subject surprisingly powerful.

For the Bible Tells Me So (DVD 4526)
Reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and posits that religious anti-gay bias is based upon misinterpretation of the Bible.

How I Am (DVD 5493)
Patrick painstakingly types the text that supplies the narrative for this profound and surprising view of the private world of an autistic teenager.

Miss Navajo (DVD 5594)
A fascinating journey through the Miss Navajo pageant as contestants prepare for a competition that includes anything from speaking the native language to butchering sheep.

No End In Sight (DVD 4313)
Candidly reveals the decisions that led to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the mishandling of the occupation.

The Order of Myths (DVD 5546)
Documents racially segregated Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile, Alabama, exploring the historical violence, power dynamics, and elusive forces keeping this tradition organized along color lines.

Sharkwater (DVD 5550)
Filmmaker Rob Stewart joins environmentalists in a dangerous quest to stop the slaughter of sharks, vital to the world's ecosystem, for their fins.

Steal a Pencil for Me (DVD 5971)
An unusual and uplifting love story: enduring the Holocaust, Jaap and Ina nourished a forbidden courtship writing secret love letters that helped them survive.

To See If I'm Smiling (DVD 5963)
Explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the testimonies of female soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces serving in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Up the Yangtze (DVD 5553)
As the Three Gorges Dam nears completion, modern Chinese ambition meets traditional values as children of displaced local families staff luxurious “farewell cruises” for Western tourists.

War Dance (DVD 4735)
Children at a displacement camp in Uganda who have survived horrific civil war violence find renewed joy and achievement entering a national music competition.

What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann (DVD 5564)
An intimate portrait of provocative photographer Sally Mann, whose artistic muse has always been her home and family.

What Would Jesus Buy? (DVD 4795)
Reverend Billy and the Stop-Shopping choir revive the true meaning of Christmas as they travel across America saving us from the sin of over-consumption.

White Light, Black Rain (DVD 4919)
Survivors of the Atomic Bomb blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki tell their incredible stories of survival and loss in this moving testimonial.

Last updated: 7/2010

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