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America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates
Special feature: Interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Gates travels to the east coast, the deep South, inner city Chicago, and Hollywood to investigate modern Black America and interview influential Americans including Colin Powell, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Alicia Keys, Maya Angelou, Willie Herenton and others. (DVD 220 min)

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Depression: Out of the Shadows
"Depression: out of the Shadows tells the dramatic stories of people of different ages, from diverse backgrounds, who live with various forms of depression. Leading mental health experts highlight the latest scientific research and innovative treatments, offering greater understanding and hope for the millions of people living with this complex, but treatable, disease." From container. (DVD 90 min)
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Hooked: America on Meth
"This ABC news program reports on the Montana Meth Project, an organization undertaking an aggressive plan to "unsell" meth--with an ad campaign designed to frighten Montana’s youth into avoiding the drug. Highlighting the campaign’s gritty imagery and language involving prison, rape and prostitution, the report includes information on the project’s financing, how the ads play out in Montana’s teen demographic, and the need for long-term antidrug programs" -- Container. (DVD 11 min)
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Chemistry and Life
"Students new to chemistry might think it’s all about beakers and test tubes. You can use this title in the Molecular Universe series to show them what chemistry is really about -- the foundation of life, and the innovations that make life better. Outlining Earth’s early development and the creation of the first organic substances, the DVD focuses on what humanity has been able to accomplish, and what challenges the future holds, in the field of chemistry. Resins, fibers, and plastics that have revolutionized human activity are showcased, especially in the world of sports, with its radically engineered lightweight equipment, and the stunning example of NASA’s solar-powered Helios aircraft"--Container. (DVD 30 min) AV DVD 442

Black Death in Dixie: Racism and the Death Penalty in the United States
Portrays capital punishment as an instrument that disproportionately targets racial minorities and the poor. Highlights statistics on the racial makeup of America’s death row population, mistaken identification, the toll on those wrongfully convicted, and the effects of the Jim Crow era. (DVD 26 min)
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The true story of the 1923 razing of a black town in Florida, many of its people murdered over a lie. But some escaped and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people. (DVD 142 min)
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Easy Ways to Use E-Learning
"As e-learning assumes a growing role in professional development, many teachers remain unsure about how to incorporate it. Meanwhile, students use technology in nearly every aspect of their lives and largely expect e-learning to be a part of their education. This program helps beginning and veteran teachers stay relevant in the area of instructional technology, providing practical, stress-free examples of successful e-learning. Viewers discover how laptops, handheld devices, interactive whiteboards, and cameras can be used in the classroom environment to enrich the student’s experience and boost his or her academic development"--Film Media Group website. (DVD 25 min)
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Where the Buffalo Roam
An off-the-wall comedy about America’s leading "Gonzo" journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the legendary underground reporter. (DVD 100 min)
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Beowulf & Grendel
Features: Wrath of gods: a mini documentary, audio commentary by director Sturla Gunnarsson and by screenwriter Andrew Rai Berzins, interviews with major cast, deleted scenes.

A retelling of the epic tale in which the soldier Beowulf sets out to destroy the vengeful monster Grendel but has doubts when he learns that acts of the king he serves may have much to do with Grendel’s behavior. (DVD 103 min)

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OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Jouralism
"This Special Edition Dual-Layer DVD includes all of the infamous "Fox Attacks!" shorts, a series of 18 videos that continues the work started in Outfoxed, highlighting examples of Fox’s biased, dishonest journalism. The videos were created to support campaigns, petitions and legislation, and are presented on this DVD with exclusive commentary tracks;"--Cover.

Examines Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News media empire and the dangers inherent in large corporations controlling the public’s right to know. Includes interviews with former Fox News employees and media experts. (DVD 77 min)

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Brown is the new Green: George Lopez and the American Dream
Film examining how efforts to profit from Hispanic American culture have contributed to the shaping of its contemporary identity. The documentary’s focal point is comedian George Lopez, an icon and advocate for Hispanic Americans’ move into the mainstream. Features conversations with members of the Hispanic American youth market. Also includes interviews with Lopez and other Hispanic Americans. (DVD 60 min)
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The Unforeseen
"The American Dream of owning a house with white picket fence goes head-to-head with environmental sustainability... When an ambitious real estate developer sets out to transform thousands of acres of pristine hill country in Austin, Texas into a suburban development - threatening a nearby natural spring - the community fights back. In the conflict that ensues, we see in miniature a struggle that is playing out in cities and towns across the country" -- Container. (DVD 92 min)
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Religion, Rap, and the Crisis of Black Leadership: Cornel West
A conversation and interview with Cornel West, professor at Princeton University, about religion, rap music, and the crisis of black leadership in America. (DVD 30 min)
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Challenging Hispanic Stereotypes: Arturo Madrid
Moyers and Madrid discuss the controversy surrounding bilingual education and the state of education, in general, for Hispanic people. (DVD 30 min)
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Order in the Court
In this program, various legal experts explain pretrial and trial procedures, pointing out along the way differences in juvenile proceedings. Judges and lawyers navigate the pretrial process, beginning with the establishment of probable cause and formal charging by grand jury. Indictment, pretrial release, bail, and arraignment are also discussed. Such concepts as an alibi, burden of proof, and reasonable doubt are clearly explained. Finally, a panel of experts comments on a sentencing hearing and punishment, along with the defendant’s constitutional right to appeal. (DVD 30 min)
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E-Mail Alert: How e-mail becomes e-evidence
Learn how deleted e-mails are retrieved and how those indiscreet bits of e-evidence are influencing litigation and causing consternation for companies in North America. (DVD 10 min)
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CyberSense Cyber Security
"The Internet offers vast possibilities for learning, making a living, and having fun - but it can also destroy reputations, empty bank accounts, and ruin lives. This program cautions students about potential hazards to their computers - not to mention their careers, finances, and futures - that exist online. Highlighting the importance of setting up a firewall and keeping one’s operating system up-to-date, the program provides straightforward advice about protecting against hackers, viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, phishing emails, and other high-tech threats. Each concept is defined in user-friendly terms. More basic but equally vital steps like maintaining multiple passwords and not sharing personal information are also discussed. Commentary from experts, as well as questions from peers about the details of computer safeguards, will help students increase their online security"--Container. (DVD 20 min)
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The Strange Demise of Jim Crow
Told by the participants themselves, this documentary reveals the behind-the-scenes compromises, negotiations, and the controversial news black-outs which helped bring about the quiet desegregation of commercial establishments in Houston, Texas. (DVD 57 min)
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The Physics in Baseball
Shows the various physical forces at play in the pitch, the hit, the flight of the ball and the run around the bases. (DVD 24 min)
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World Music Portraits: Salif Keita
Salif Keita, performer of traditional Malian music on acoustic guitar and music fusing Malian roots with jazz, funk, Europop and R & B, takes us on the road from his current home outside of Paris back to Mali. Includes performances of many of Salif’s most popular songs including ’Yelen’na’, ’Folon’, and ’Mandjou’. (DVD 50 min)
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After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe & Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen. (DVD 171 min)
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Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk
This documentary, set on four different college campuses, examines both the promise and the peril in higher education today. (DVD 120 min)
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The Color Purple
The heart-wrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who’s forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister. (DVD 154 min)
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Fahrenheit 9/11
Special features: "The release of ’Fahrenheit 9/11’" featurette; montage: the people of Iraq on the eve of invasion; new scene: Homeland Security, Miami style; outside Abu Ghraib Prison; Eyewitness account from Samara, Iraq; Extended interview with Abdul Henderson; Lila Lipscomb at the Washington, D.C. premiere; Arab-American comedians - their acts and experiences after 9/11; Condoleezza Rice’s 9/11 Commission Testimony; Rose Garden press briefing after 9/11 Commission appearance. (DVD 122 min)
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Born on the Fourth of July
Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war. (DVD 145 min)
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The Spook Who Sat By The Door
Disgusted by tokenism at the C.I.A., a black agent organizes a revolution against the government. Based on the novel by Sam Greenlee. (DVD 102 min)
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Desolation and despair reign supreme in the kingdom of Mycenae. The great Agamemnon has been brutally murdered; his son Orestes has fled and his daughter Electra has been imprisoned within the walls of the castle. All hope seems lost until the sacred oracle speaks and replaces Electra’s broken spirit with an unquenchable desire for justice and bloody vengeance. (DVD 113 min)
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Such is Life
"Poor and uneducated, Julia lives in a seedy barrio in Mexico City where she practices homeopathic medicine and performs abortions to support her family. When her husband abandons her for another woman, Julia’s world crumbles. She is thrown out of her apartment by her landlord -- soon to be her husband’s new father-in-law -- and her children are about to be taken away from her. With the help of her godmother, she plans to take revenge on her low-life, opportunistic husband." -- Container.

In Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles. (DVD 98 min)

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The beautiful Esmeralda befriends Quasimodo, the mysterious hunchback who hides in the bell tower of Notre Dame Cathedral. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Originally produced as motion picture in 1956. (DVD 110 min)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore critiques the American health care system, focusing especially on the HMOs, drug companies, and congressmen who profit from the status quo. Also includes an analysis of the health care systems in Canada, England, France and Cuba, where free universal health care is the norm. (DVD 123 min)
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Bowling for Columbine
The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humor, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed. (DVD 119 min)
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Sound Tracks: Music without Borders
Marco Werman and the Sound Tracks reporting team travel deep into the heart of international music. They trace the legend of Afrobeat creator and superstar Fela Kuti; examine the raging popularity of Vladimir Putin’s sexy propaganda song; find out if music can help the creators of Borat make amends with the insulted people of Kazakhstan; and capture the mood of a cozy Portuguese bar with diva Mariza -- container. (DVD )
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Repect Yourself: The Stax Records Story
With rare performances, previously unreleased home movies and new recordings, filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville present the first comprehensive look at Stax Records, the greatest soul label of all time. Provides first-hand accounts of what really happened on the streets and behind studio doors from celebrated musicians such as Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper and Mavis Staples, as well as label president Al Bell, Rev. Jesse Jackson and others. (DVD 114 min)
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China Inside Out: New World Power, Old World Politics
After 300 years of relative isolation, China is reaching out to the rest of the world looking for resources, food, friends, and safe places to invest its new fortune. Follow this still-unexplored story of the stunning global transformation taking place. (DVD 42 min)
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Third Ward TX: A Documentary about Art, Life and Real Estate

Third Ward TX is a one-hour documentary about a group of artists finding inspiration in the remnants of a besieged black neighborhood’s storied past. House by house they worked alongside residents and local volunteers to craft a stunning new vision of what could be. In the process, these artists-turned-activists transformed lives - starting with their own. Third Ward TX is a revealing look at a community’s struggle to survive - from segregation to the limited promise of integration, from drug wars to the economic challenges of gentrification. (DVD 60 min)

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The Madoff Affair
Presents an account of the crimes of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff. (DVD 56 min)
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Core Biology
Presents the principles of biology by way of a timeline featuring the historic milestones of the respective fields: Plant Sciences, Animal Science, Environmental Science, Microbiology and Genetics (DVD/4 discs 137 min)
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Power for Sports Performance
Through a series of self-assessments, one will identify areas of improvement and establish a baseline for a training regimen. Then learn the exercises that are best for enhancing power in sport-specific movements starting with base-building exercises for developing basic strength and postural control, and advancing to a complex power program that combines resistance training and plyometrics. (DVD 39 min)
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Strength for Sports Performance
"Bring your strongest effort to the field, court, or mat. Strength for Sports Performance provides the tools to build a program for your needs, your sport, and your goals"—Container. (DVD 25 min)
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The Kite Runner
In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It’s a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day’s victory, one boy’s fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after twenty years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban’s iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right. (DVD 127 min)
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