New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

July 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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

July 22, 2016
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
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.

Bikes vs cars

June 28, 2016
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Filmed in Copenhagen, Brazil, and Los Angeles, Bikes vs cars examines the conflict between bike activists, who are fighting for the right to ride on city streets, and the automobile, oil, and construction lobbies, in whose interests it is to keep cities automobile-dependent.

The winding stream : [the Carters, the Cashes and the course of country music]

June 28, 2016
New York, NY : Virgil Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Performers, the Carter and Cash families.
Subtitle from title frame.
It tells the tale of the musical Carter and Cash Family, the dynasty at the heart of country music. Starting with the Original Carter Family, A.P., Sara and Maybelle, this film traces the flow of their influence through generations of musicians, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, the marriage of Johnny Cash and June Carter, and the efforts of the present-day family to keep this musical legacy alive.


June 23, 2016
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Kevin Costner.
Originally released in 2015.
Play ball -- The big train -- The heater from Van Meter -- The closer -- Rising fastball -- The fastest that never was -- Perfect -- The eternal question -- The fastest pitch -- Timeless.
Interviews of former players, from legendary Hall-of-Famers to up-and-coming All Stars.

Every three seconds

June 22, 2016
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Commentators, Charlie Simpson, Lisa Shannon, Gloria Henderson, Ingrid Munro, Josh Nesbit.
Special features: Director's travel vlog -- Waithaka's artwork (short video) -- Participant media PSA -- Official trailers : Every three seconds ; For the Bible tells me so.
Profiles five individuals who have dedicated themselves to the alleviating poverty and hunger in different ways.

Kumu Hina

June 17, 2016
[Hawaii] :, [2014]
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Haemaccelo Kalu, Hoʻonani Kamai.
"Kumu hina is a powerful feature documentary about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident māhū, or transgender woman, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader"--Overview from website.

Out of darkness

June 16, 2016
1 videodisc (192 min.) : sound, color, 4 3/4 in.
Narrators: Kaba Kamene, Umar Johnson, Claud Anderson, Tim Wise, Sabir Bey, Tony Browder, Atlantis Browder, James Small, Joy DeGruy, Taj Tarik Bey.
The director's name appears in the opening frames as two symbols, a triangle followed by a cross.
"Three-part documentary examining the untold history of African people, the African cultural contribution to the nations of the world, and the events that have contributed to the condition of African people today".--Director's website.

Hidden colors 4 : the religion of white surpremacy

June 16, 2016
1 videodisc : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Jim Brown, Tariq Nasheed, Phil Valentine, Boyce Watkins, Robin Walker, Tony Brower, Kara Kamene, James Small, Jennifer Tosch, Delbert Blair.
Explores the motivation behind European global subjugation, the history of rarely discussed vast West African empires, how germ warfare is used on melanted people, and the history of slave breeding farms in America.

King Georges

June 15, 2016
New York, NY : MPI Media Group, [2016]
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nicholas Elmi, Georges Perrier.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
Documentary about Philadelphia restaurateur Georges Perrier and the closing of his iconic restaurant.

Visions of Britain & Ireland

June 15, 2016
[New York] : WLIW21, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
16x9 widescreen.
England ; Scotland ; Ireland ; Wales.
A visual itinerary, an emotional visit to a family's homeland, a souvenir of the trip of a lifetime, or the virtual realization of a fantasy vacation - whatever the inspiration, one thing's certain - locations like this won't be seen any other way.

I don't belong anywhere : the le cinema of Chantal Akerman

June 15, 2016
1 videodisc (67 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chantal Akerman, Gus Van Sant, Claire Atherton, Aurore Clément.
Special features: Interview with Lynne Cooke; My name is Chantal Akerman.
"Exploring some of the Belgian filmmaker's 40 plus films, and from Brussels to Tel Aviv, from Paris to New York, I DON'T BELONG ANYWHERE charts the sites of Chantal Akerman's peregrinations. An experimental filmmaker, a nomad, Chantal Akerman shared with Marianne Lambert her cinematic trajectory, one that never ceased to interrogate the meaning of her existence. And with her editor and long-time collaborator, Claire Atherton, she examines the origins of her film language, and aesthetic stance"-- from container.

No home movie

June 15, 2016
Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, [2015]
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Chantal Akerman.
Title from disc label.
The final film from groundbreaking auteur Chantal Akerman is a portrait of her relationship with her mother, Natalia, a Holocaust survivor and familiar presence in many of her daughter's films.

Lomax the songhunter [videorecording]

June 14, 2016
Wageningen, the Netherlands : Rounder Europe, 2007.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviewees: Alan Lomax, Pete Seeger, Jack Means, Peggy Seeger, Luis Ramos, Peter Kennedy, Henrietta Yurchenco, Shirley Collins, Vittorio de Seta.
Kappers retraces the journeys and interviews of Alan Lomax and shares the artists' recollections with the folk music historian shortly before his death; includes archival footage.

Call me lucky

June 10, 2016
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviewees, Barry Crimmins, Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Marc Maron.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
Special features: Commentary with Bobcat Goldthwait & Barry Crimmins; trailer.
"Call me lucky tells the story of Barry Crimmins, a beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins' gruff, hard drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-surpressed and horrific abuse as a child, a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and into the political arena"--Container.

Myanmar : [bridges to change]

June 7, 2016
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2014]
1 videodisc (45 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Richard Miro.
In August 2013 a group of climbers traveled to the farthest reaches of northern Myanmar to make a first ascent of Gamlang Razi, Southeast Asia's disputed highest peak. All told, the climbers traveled over 270 miles on foot through some of the harshest terrain on the planet, braving extreme heat and moisture, as well as the gambit of jungle creatures. Despite these challenges, they were rewarded with rare access to one of the most remote and untouched corners of the planet.

A proper pint

June 7, 2016
1 videodisc (26.5 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Derek Collins.
Subtitle on container: O'Loclainn's Irish Whiskey Bar in Ballyvaughan, Ireland.
"A celebration of pub culture in Ireland and the role of the pub as an essential part of a rural community"--Container.
Takes the viewer to O'Loclainn's, a traditional pub in Ballayvaughan, Ireland. Owners, staff, and regulars discuss O'Loclainn's role as a community hub.

Censored voices

May 26, 2016
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Amos Oz.
Widescreen 16x9.
Based on "The Seventh Day", edited by Avraham Shapira.
The 1967 'Six-Day' war ended with Israel's decisive victory; conquering Jerusalem, Gaza, Sinai and the West Bank. It is a war portrayed, to this day, as a righteous undertaking; a radiant emblem of Jewish pride. One week after the war, a group of young kibbutzniks, led by renowned author Amos Oz, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The recording revealed an honest look at the moment Israel turned from David to Goliath.


May 26, 2016
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2016]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play in all DVD players or drives.
Bonus features: deleted scenes; trailer.
Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their communities through technology and collaboration. The Technovation Challenge aims to empower girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition.

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