New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

July 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

In no great hurry : 13 lessons in life with Saul Leiter

July 24, 2014
New York, NY : Zeitgeist Films
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 leaflet.
Special features: Additional interviews with Saul Leiter; original theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a documentary in 2013.
A fascinating documentary on one of the twentieth century's most beloved street photographers, Saul Leiter. Follow Leiter as he deals with the triple burden of clearing a house full of memories, becoming world-famous in his eighties, and fending off a pesky filmmaker.

Castro and the cold cream : CIA declassified.

July 24, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (41 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Provides insight into the covert CIA operation designed to assassinate Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in 1960. The program examines the relationship between Marita Lorenz and Fidel Castro, and also evaluates the methods used by the CIA to recruit Lorenz in their plot to eliminate the Cuban leader.

The real zero dark thirty : CIA declassified.

July 24, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (44 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Investigates the declassified story of the search for the world's most-wanted terrorist: Osama bin Laden. The program offers testimony from the CIA analysts and operatives directly involved in the pursuit, and reveals the truth behind such eventsas the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the attacks on U.S. Embassies in Africa and Tanzania in 1996, and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Unacceptable levels [videorecording]

July 24, 2014
[New York, N.Y.] : Disinformation, c2013.
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Dr. Richard Clapp, Ken Cook, Christopher Gavigan , Dr. Alan Greene, Randy Hayes, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, Dr. William Hirzy, Jeffrey Hollender, Andy Igrejas, Dr. Devra Lee Davis, Stacy Malkan, Ralph Nader, Dr. Jennifer Sass, Dr. John Warner.
Examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s. Presents interviews with top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, discusses how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and where--if we're not vigilant--it may take us.

Kingdom of the apes.

July 23, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Deep in Tanzania's Gombe National Park, where Jane Goodall began her pioneering work, epic and startling dramas worthy of Shakespeare are lived out by chimpanzees and gorillas. In a kingdom where 'royal' families rule with tolerance and battle fiercely, seethe with resentment and love tenderly, power players endlessly jockey for position in the quest for the throne.

The battle for Sugar Loaf Hill.

July 23, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (42 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Provides an in-depth look at the battle fought by US Marines against Japanese forces on Sugar Loaf Hill in 1945.

The battle of Ramadi.

July 23, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (43 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Chronicles the actions taken by US forces to infiltrate and secure the city of Ramadi, Iraq in 2006.

Bloody George Marines at the Chosin Reservoir.

July 23, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (43 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Examines the untold story of "Bloody George", an understrength and undermanned marine rifle company that was hastily called to serve the United States in 1950 at the start of the Korean War.

The heroes of Tarawa.

July 23, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (43 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Profiles the first daring test led by the United States Marines in the campaign to take power over the central Pacific during World War II.

Killing Mad Dog Gaddafi.

July 23, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Discovery Education
1 videodisc (44 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Details the history surrounding Muammar Gaddafi's death in 2011, a covert CIA operation 30 years in the making. The program looks at Gaddafi's involvement in terrorist activities since the 1980s, discusses the development of distrust between the United States and Gaddafi, and reveals key actions taken by the CIA tosupport the Libyan revolt against its government in 2011.

The marines at Hue.

July 23, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (42 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Shares the real story behind the Battle of Hue City, one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War.

Those engineers.

July 23, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (43 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Brings to light the contributions of the 291st Combat Engineer Battalion to the Allied Forces during the Battle of the Bulge.

The Iran job [videorecording]

July 23, 2014
[New York] : Film Movement ; Prince Frederick, MD : RB Media [distributor], [2014]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kevin Sheppard.
Subtitle on container: The story of an American basketball player in Iran.
Originally released as motion picture in 2012.
At the height of international tension between America and Iran, Kevin Sheppard, an African-American basketball player accepts an offer to play professional basketball in Iran. What begins as a desire to "explore the unknown" ends in an emotional roller-coaster as he forms an unlikely alliance with three young Iranian women against the backdrop of revolutionary social upheaval in Iran.

Watermark

July 22, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Following their success with Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.

United States of secrets

July 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (approximately 3 hrs.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Frontline investigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance.

Brazil.

July 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (220 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Host, Michael Palin.
Title from web page.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Out of Africa -- Into Amazonia -- The road to Rio -- The deep south.
Be astounded by the fifth largest country in the world, from the lost world of Amazonia, to the buzzing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, a city of 30 million, where the super rich commute by helicopter. Meet remote tribes who pit their survival skills against gold diggers and loggers. In the entertaining company of good-natured host Michael Palin, delight in the spectacular landscape, food, music, beach life and unique cultural heritage of a rising global power.

Campaign of hate : Russia and gay propaganda

July 17, 2014
Philadelphia, PA : Breaking Glass Pictures : QC Cinema
1 videodisc (approximately 78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Masha Gessen, Thor Halverssen, Wanja Kilber, Alexander Kargaltsev, Manny de Guerre, Gulya Sultanova, Elena Kostyuchenko, Mitya Aleshkovsky, Marina Melnik, Andrey Obolensky, Dmitry Potapov, Vitaly Milonov.
Title from container.
As most of the world moves forward toward gay equality, Russia is seemingly heading backward. In 2013, the Russian parliament passed a ban on so-called 'gay propaganda' that effectively makes nearly any public discussion of gay equality a crime. Violent attacks against Russian gays or suspected gays are more and more common. Videos of young LGBT people being taunted and tortured have been widely distributed on the internet.

Maidentrip

July 17, 2014
New York, NY : First Run Features, [2014]
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Laura Dekker.
Title from container.
DVD extras: behind the scenes; extended scenes; time lapse sequences; photo gallery.
Fourteen-year-old Laura Dekker sets out, camera in hand, on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea.

Half the road : the passion, pitfalls & power of women's professional cycling

July 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Special features: Bonus scenes; Photo gallery.
Modern society has long believed that women hold up half the sky in terms of equality and progression. So when it comes to the sport of professional cycling, why aren't women receiving half the road? Directed by pro-cyclist Kathryn Bertine, it explores the world of women's professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female athletes face in male dominated sports.

Breaking through

July 15, 2014
Philadelphia, PA : Breaking Glass Pictures
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kathy Webb, Kate Brown, Joel Burns, Alex Wan.
Title from web page.
Special features: exclusive music video; filmmakers' journey; theatrical trailer; special theatrical version (approximately 68 min.).
Openly elected officials, at all levels, including the first gay US Senator, Tammy Baldwin, share their stories of self doubt and triumph over multiple barriers ranging from race and poverty to gender and sexual orientation, revealing a deeply personal, rarely seen side of politicians and gay people.

Harry Dean Stanton: partly fiction

July 14, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Kris Kristofferson, Debbie Harry.
Title from container.
"A mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs. Stunningly lensed in color and b/w by Seamus McGarvey, the film explores the actor's enigmatic outlook on his life, his unexploited talents as a musician, and includes candid scenes with David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Kris Kristofferson and Debbie Harry. The fragile soul of an actor emerges from the poignant collage" -- Isotope Films.

Generation iron

July 10, 2014
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Branch Warren, Dennis Wolf, Victor Martinez, Ben Pakulski, Hidetada Yamagishi, Roelly Winklaar, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jai White.
Title from container.
Originally released as a documentary film in 2013.
A documentary about seven rivals as they battle for the title of Mr. Olympia. But beyond the gym, the stage, and the misconceptions about the sport, how far will each of them go to achieve the ultimate in extreme physical perfection?

Fredrick Law Olmsted : designing America.

July 9, 2014
Arlington, VA : PBS, [2014]
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Stockard Channing.
Title from web page.
Special features: The 30 minute video, Olmsted's enduring legacy.
A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life. He made enormous contributions to the American landscape, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted's efforts to preserve nature created an 'environmental ethic' decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics.

The cool hot rod

July 7, 2014
©1953
1 videodisc (45 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
"Featuring '50s feature short films"--Container.
Uses narration by a teen-ager to show how a hot-rod club contributes to safe driving through its strict membership rules and restriction of speed runs to drag strips.

Eating with cannibals [videorecording]

June 25, 2014
[Washington, DC] : NGHT, Inc., 2011.
1 videodisc (ca. 45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"National Geographic joins author and explorer Piers Gibbon as he investigates one of mankind's ultimate taboos: cannibalism. Gibbon treks into the rain forest of Papua New Guinea to find tribe members who ate human flesh. And he meets members of the once feared Biami tribe to witness their ritual techniques"--Container.

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