New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

August 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Selected : one dream, one school, one year

August 26, 2016
Murrieta, CA : distributed by Film Works Entertainment, Inc.
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Widescreen (16:9).
Special features: Bonus feature; Trailer; Photo gallery.
The truths and challenges of public urban education as seen through the lives of high school students at Whitney Young High School. This Chicago public school began as a dram to create a fully integrated school in a racially divided city, and within a riot ravaged neighborhood in the 1970s.

The emperor's naked army marches on [videorecording] = Yuki yukite shingun

August 26, 2016
Chicago, Ill. : Facets Video, c2007.
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
"Films of Kazuo Hara"--Container.
"In this absorbing documentary, Kenzo Okuzaki--a veteran of Japan's WWII New Guinea campaign--painstakingly tracks down the former military officers responsible for the mysterious deaths of several fellow soldiers. Director Kazuo Hara not only captures the zeal of Okuzaki's mission but also exposes the atrocities committed by the Japanese military against its soldiers, resulting in a controversial film of undeniable power."--Container.

Citizen soldier

August 26, 2016
Atlanta, GA : Citizen Soldier, LLC, [2016]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Eran Harrill
Widescreen.
"Real people. Real heroes"--Container.
A unique inside look into the Oklahoma 45th National Guard Brigade, better known as the "Thunderbirds" Sgt. Eran Harrill represents the members of the Thunderbirds well. He is a hero, a devoted single father and a proud member of the Oklahoma National Guard. The film is as close to experiencing war on the front lines of fighting without actually being there.

The messenger

August 26, 2016
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2016]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Widescreen.
Documentary.
For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures, woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment, are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. As scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon, amazing secrets of the bird world come to light for the first time.

Elstree 1976

August 26, 2016
[New York, New York] : FilmRise, [2016]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Prowse, Garrick Hagon, Angus MacInnes, Jeremy Bulloch.
Widescreen.
Originally released in 2015.
Explore the lives of the actors and extras behind one of the most celebrated franchises in cinematic history, Star Wars, which spans from George Lucas's original A New Hope to J.J. Abrams's recent record-breaking blockbuster, The Force Awakens. From the man behind film's most iconic villain, to the actor whose character was completely cut from the final film, the documentary delves into the eccentric community these individuals have formed.

9/11 : inside the Pentagon

August 24, 2016
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
On September 11, 2001, 184 people lost their lives when American Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon. Today, people are surprised to hear that the Pentagon was ever a target. Few know about those who escaped, many terrifyingly close to the impact zone. This is the most complete telling of what happened at the Pentagon on a day that forever changed the world.

Requiem for the American dream

August 24, 2016
©2016
1 videodisc (73 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Noam Chomsky.
Widescreen (16x9)
Title from disc label.
It is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time, the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality, tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the wealthiest at the expense of the majority.

Ingrid Bergman : in her own words

August 24, 2016
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Alicia Vikander ; participants, Pia Lindström, Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini, Fiorella Mariani, Liv Ullmann, Sigourney Weaver, Jeanine Basinger.
Widescreen (1.78:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Director Stig Björkman allows us unprecedented access to Ingrid Bergman's world, culling from the most personal of archival materials: letters, diary entries, photographs, and Super eight and sixteen mm footage Bergman herself shot, and following her from youth to tumultuous married life and motherhood. Intimate and artful, this lovingly assembled portrait, narrated by actor Alicia Vikander, provides luminous insight into the life and career of an undiminished legend.

Tati shorts

August 19, 2016
©2014
1 videodisc (approximately 148 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
On demande une brute: Jacques Tati, Hélène Pepée, Le Clown Rhum, Raymond Turgy, Jean Clairval, Georges Labynit, E. Maïer, M. Gillet, Hennery, Kwariany. Gai dimanche: Rhum de Medrano, Jacques Tati. Soigne ton gauche: Jacques Tati, Max Martell, Robur, Cliville, J. Aurel, Champel, Van der Haegen. L'école des facteurs: Jacques Tati, Paul Demange. Cours du soir: Jacques Tati. Dégustation maison: Dominique Lavanant, Dede, Gilberte Genia.
Special features: New 2K digital restorations of all seven shorts; Professor Goudet's lessons (a 2013 lecture program by Stéphane Goudet on Tati's cinema); Tati story (a 2002 short film on the life and career of director Jacques Tati by Tati expert Stéphane Goudet); New English subtitle translation. Booklet features essays by critics James Quandt, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Kristin Ross, and David Cairns.
Originally released as motion pictures between 1934 and 1978.
On demande une brute = Brute wanted (1934, 25 min.) / scénario et dialogues de J. Tati ; mise en scène de Charles Barrois -- Gai dimanche! = Fun Sunday (1935, 22 min.) / scenario de Tati et Rhum ; mise en scène de Jacques Berr -- Soigne ton gauche = Keep your left up (1936, 14 min.) / Cady Films ; Fred Orain présente ; mise en scène de René Clément ; dialogue de Jean Marie Huard -- L'école des facteurs = School for postmen (1946, 16 min.) / Cady Films ; Fred Orain présente un sketch de Jacques Tati -- Cours du soir = Evening classes (1967, 29 min.) / Telecip présente une production Specta-Films ; réalisation, Nicolas Rybowski -- Dégustation maison = House specialty (1977, 14 min.) / La Verlaine & Co, A-G-C présentent ; by Sophie Tatischeff -- Forza Bastia 78; ou L'île en fête = Festive island (1978, 28 min.) / Son pour Son et Specta Films présentent ; un film de Jacques Tati ; réalisé par Jacques Tati et Sophie Tatischeff ; en partenariat avec La Collectivité Territoriale de Corse, Cinémathèque Régionale de Corse ; avec la participation de Gilbert Trigano et France 3 Corse ; et du Centre National de la Cinématographie ; begun by Tati and completed by Tatischeff.
The charming short films directed by Jacques Tati.

Weiner

August 18, 2016
New York, NY : IFC Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's disastrous 2013 mayoral campaign.

Beyond the myth [videorecording] : the truth about Pit Bulls

August 17, 2016
[United States] : Screen Media Films, [2012]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Orignally released in 2010.
Bonus features: victoria Stilwell featurette ; extended interviews ; bloopers ; music video.
Unfairly known as violent killers, Pit Bulls have suffered from the stigma of negative media coverage that has lead to city-wide bans across the country. This breed specific legislation has torn pets away from families, and killed thousands of innocent dogs across the country. Stripping away the preconceptions to show the loving companions they can be, Beyond the Myth is an important, must see film for all dog lovers.

The mystery of God : who God is and why He matters.

August 11, 2016
[United States] : Word on Fire, [2015].
2 videodiscs (141 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.

A more perfect union [videorecording] : America becomes a nation

August 11, 2016
Rock Rapids, IA : Bridgestone Multimedia Group, [2011]
1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Craig Wasson, Michael McGuire, Fredd Wayne.
Originally released in 1989.
A dramatization of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 which led to the replacement of the Articles of Confederation with a new Constitution creating the United States of America.

Rise : the promise of my brother's keeper.

August 9, 2016
©2015
1 videodisc (48 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
"Explores the lives and families of boys and young men of color from across the country that participate in life changing intervention programs. The film highlights four programs that exemplify the principles of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative to improve the life outcomes of boys and young men of color. The film also addresses President Obama's challenge to cities and towns to encourage coherent cradle-to-college-and-career strategies for improving the life outcomes of all young people, regardless of who they are where they come from, or the circumstances into which they were born."--Container.

The fear of 13

August 9, 2016
[New York, New York] : First Run Features, [2015]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Documentary.
Extra feature: Vue Q&A with director David Sington and Nick Yarris.
In a continuous monologue, former death-row inmate Nick Yarris tells the story of how he was charged with the murder of a woman in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, sentenced to death, and, after twenty-one years behind bars, exhonerated based on DNA evidence.

The Dave Clark Five and beyond : glad all over

August 8, 2016
©2014
2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviews by Martin R. Smith.
Title from disc label.
Bonus disc includes 2 hours of extra interview scenes and rare archival footage including never-before-seen star performances and alternate performances from the Dave Clark Five.
Disc 1 (124 minutes): Film extra/stunt man -- DC5 vs The Beatles -- War babies -- The Ed Sullivan Show -- New York to Tokyo -- The Royal Command Performance -- Trend setting; Disc 2 (approximately 120 minutes) The Dave Clark Five: Out-takes -- Alternative DC5 performances -- You can't win 'em all -- "Hold on" film sequences -- "Hits in action" promotional movie -- The Royal Command Performance: unedited version; Time the musical: Dave Clark and Freddie Mercury in conversation -- Dave Clark and Julian Lennon in conversation with Iain Johnstone: film critic Sunday Times -- "Time" world premier.
The broadcast comes 50 years to the month after The Dave Clark Five's first US single peaked on the Billboard charts. 'Glad All Over' had already knocked the Beatles out of the number one position on the UK charts. Following The Beatles' triumphant appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964, The Dave Clark Five were actually the first 'British Invasion' band to make a concert tour in America starting in May 1964.

Sentimental reflections [videorecording] : America's heritage in story, scenery and song.

August 1, 2016
Cincinnati, OH : Sentimental Productions, a division of Delaney Communications, 2004-
videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Forgotten plague : M.E. and the future of medicine

July 22, 2016
©2015
1 videodisc (approximately 67 min.) : sound, color 4 3/4 in.
Wide screen (1.78:1)
"The film tells the great under-reported medical story of our times, with threads detailing the politics, science, history, and deep human suffering associated with the disease, the film strives to give a panoramic picture of ME/CFS"--Container

Brian Wilson songwriter 1962-1969 [videorecording]

July 13, 2016
[New Malden, Surrey, England] : Sexy Intellectual, c2010.
2 videodiscs (190 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Brian Wilson.
Special features: extended interviews ; "The end of an era-The Beach Boys in 1970" featurette ; "Pet Sounds preview: John and Paul hear the record" featurette ; contributor biographies.
"Exploring Brian's muse during a decade of dreams"--Container.
"A documentary film in which the rich tapestry of music written and produced by this brilliant 20th century composer is investigated and reviewed...the songs Brian wrote for and recorded with The Beach Boys during the 1960s are here put under the microscope to quite startling effect"--Container.

The Clinton 12 [videorecording] : a documentary film

July 12, 2016
[Oak Ridge, TN] : Secret City Films, c2007.
1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by James Earl Jones.
"Narrated by award-winning actor James Earl Jones, The Clinton 12 tells the compelling story of the integration of the first public high school in the South as a result of the Brown vs. the Board of Education decision by the US Supreme Court. The title refers to the 12 black teenagers who, in the fall of 1956, were forced to attend the all white high school in Clinton, Tennessee"--Container.

The singing stream series : A singing stream: a black family chronicle ; A singing stream: reunion the grandchildren

July 8, 2016
Delaplane, VA : Davenport Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Widescreen and full screen.
Title from disc label.
A singing stream : a Black family chronicle (1985, 58 min.) -- A singing stream : reunion, the grandchildren (2015, 54 min).
The life and lègacy of Mrs. Bertha Landis from Creedmoor, North Carolina and 100 years of an American family told through song, stories, and scenes of daily life.

The great invisible

July 8, 2016
©2015
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Meccah Boynton-Brown, Doug Brown, Bob Cavnar, Brent Coon, Roosevelt Harris.
Widescreen, DVD-R.
"The truth will surface"--Container.
Special feature: House of oil : public service announcement.
On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed eleven of 126 rig crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that was seen 35 miles away. After burning for two days, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. Film director Margaret Brown travels to Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region.

Children of Syria [videorecording]

June 28, 2016
[Alexandria, VA] : PBS, 2016.
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The story of four children surviving in war-torn Aleppo, and their escape to a new life in Germany. The film follows the family over three years, from the siege of their city, to the kidnapping of their father, to the struggle of becoming refugees.

The White House : inside story

June 28, 2016
[Arlington, VA] : PBS, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Widescreen (16x9)
Title from disc label.
It's America's most iconic residence - symbol of national history, and icon of democracy. From the Oval Office to the family dining room, through national crises and world wars, the 200-year story of the White House is the story of America itself.

Gringo trails

June 28, 2016
[Brooklyn, New York] : Icarus Films Home Video, [2015?]
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Includes interviews with travel writers Pico Iyer, Anja Mutić, Yossi Ghinsberg, Rolf Potts, Costas Christ and others.
Program content: ©2013.
Jungle adventure -- Salt Desert, Bolivia -- The myth of Timbuktu -- Paradise lost in Thailand -- Bhutan's gross national happiness -- Doing tourism "right" -- Conclusion
A timely documentary that raises urgent questions about how we travel and the unintended cultural and environmental consequences of tourism around the globe. Gringo Trails follows well-worn travelers' routes through Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan and reveals the complex relationships between colliding cultures, such as the host countries' need for financial security and the tourists who provide it in their quest for authentic experiences. Through the stories of both travelers and locals, the film explores the dramatic impact of travel and tourism around the world over the past 30 years, highlighting the cases of the Amazon Tuichi River and Uyuni (Bolivia), Ko Phangan (Thailand), Timbuktu (Mali) and Bhutan.

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