New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

September 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Atocha [videorecording] : quest for treasure

September 16, 2014
[Washington, DC] : NGHT, [2010]
1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator: Martin Sheen.
Originally produced for National Geographic Society in 1986.
After a 16-year search, Mel Fisher finds many of the riches from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha that sank off the coast of Key West in 1622.

Beijing Olympic Stadium

September 16, 2014
[Washington, D.C.] : NGHT, c2010.
1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Lance Lewman.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play in all DVD players or drives.
Originally released in 2008.
Follows the design and construction of the Beijing Olympic Stadium.

The liquid bomb plot [videorecording]

September 16, 2014
[Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic Television, c2011.
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Commentary by Andy Hayman, Peter Clarke (Metropolitan Police Service), Lord John Reid (Home Secretary, 2006-2007), General Michael Hayden, Robert Grenier (CIA), Charlie Allen, Michael Chertoff (U.S. Department of Homeland Security).
Title from container.
"As seen on National Geographic Channel"--Container.
This is the story of the biggest terror plot since 9/11, told by the people who stopped it. The plot involved exploding devices disguised as soft drinks and, if it had succeeded, would have blown planes from the sky killing 2,000 people in a single night. Travelling between the upper ranks of Washington, the streets of Pakistan and the inner cities of Britain, this documentary brings together the work of the UK police, MI5, the CIA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Pakistani officials and others in their efforts to stop the bombers.

Phantom quest [videorecording]

September 16, 2014
[Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic Video, c2010.
1 videodisc (35 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Mike Pengra ; with comments by Dr. Frank Drake, Dr. Kent Cullers, Dr. Seth Shostak, Dr. Jill Tarter, Dr. Gary Heiligman and others.
Title from containe.
Scientists agree that life can exist in many places throughout the universe. Features firsthand accounts of alien abductions as well as the questions that SETI astronomers raise regarding these mysterious visitations.

The quest for Noah's flood [videorecording]

September 16, 2014
1 videodisc (approximately 50 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Michael Carroll.
Videodisc release of the 1999 documentary film.
Dr. Robert Ballard embarks on a voyage to the Black Sea, equipped with the latest technology, to find evidence of the epic flood and ancient shipwreck perhaps still preserved in the poisonous waters.

The real slumdogs [videorecording]

September 16, 2014
[Washington, DC] : National Geographic, c2010, 2009.
1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"Travel into the heart of the slum made famous by the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire--Dharavi, in Mumbai, India. In this squalid, pest-ridden place with irregular water, intermittent electricity and open sewers, one million people are squeezed into just one square mile. But beneath the surface is a city with its own multimillion-dollar recycling industry and neighborhoods where ordinary people work hard to make a better life for themselves. National Geographic follows a number of Dharavi residents, such as Laxmi, a single mother who searches through garbage for recyclable materials and has just scraped up enough money to put her daughter into a local school; Shailesh, a rickshaw driver who wants to make it in Bollywood; and 12-year-old schoolboy Jigha, who dreams of becoming a scientist."--Publisher's website.

Secret history of diamonds [videorecording]

September 16, 2014
[Washington, DC] : NGHT, Inc., [2010]
1 videodisc (51 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Peter Coyote.
"As seen on National Geographic Channel"--Container.
Covers: the world's largest diamond theft, in Antwerp, by Leonardo Notarbartolo and associates; the exploits of diamond-smuggler Samih Ossaily, who traveled to war-torn parts of Africa to buy diamonds from rebel warlords and barely escaped with his life; prospector Chuck Fipke in his multimillion-dollar search for further diamonds to mine; and the alleged connections among al Qaeda, the Belgian diamond industry, and the 9/11 attacks.

The Sharks [videorecording]

September 16, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, c2010.
1 videodisc (59 min.) : sd., col. ; 3 3/4 in.
Narrated by Alexander Scourby.
Title from container.
Previously issued as motion picture and videorecording in 1982 by National Geographic Society.
One of the most famous programs from the National Geographic Society, "The Sharks" takes you on a special expedition to study these fish of fearful legend and challenge the myths surrounding them. Journey below the ocean's surface in a specially-designed cage to observe sharks at close range. Meet Ron and Valerie Taylor as they experiment with a stainless steel suit which enables her to survive a shark attack.

Space vacation [videorecording]

September 16, 2014
[United States] : NGHT, Inc., [2011]
1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
"Space: the final frontier for an out-of-this-world vaction. Space tourism will literally revolutionize our view of the world, and some of the world's leading scientists and engineers are working at light speed to bust the industry wide open. through the eyes of space visionaries, glimpse future space resorts with panoramic views of all the world's oceans, giant inflatable space hotels, and spacecraft that may one day travel through worm holes to distant galaxies"--Container.

Submarine I-52 [videorecording]

September 16, 2014
[Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic Video, [2010]
1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Title from container.
"DVD exclusive."
During World War II, the massive Japanese submarine I-52 was sunk by American warplanes in the mid-Atlantic in June of 1944, as the vessel was heading to Germany to provide last-minute aid to the Nazis in an effort to stave off defeat. Manifests show that the sub was laden with two tons of gold. Join Paul Tidwell as he tries to find the treasure sealed within the I-52, which sank to the ocean floor some three miles beneath the surface.

Hidden colors 3 : the rules of racism

September 16, 2014
1 videodisc (2 hrs., 24 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviewees: David Banner, Paul Mooney, Tariq Nasheed, Dick Gregory, NAS, Dr. Umar Johnson, Dr. Joy Degruy, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Dr. Carol Anderson, George Frasier, Dr. Phil Valentine, Dr. Francis Cress Welsing, Kara Kamene, Shahrazad Ali.
Extras: Photo gallery.
"The 3rd installment of Hidden colors"--Disc surface.
This installment of Hidden Colors tackles the taboo subject of systematic racism. The film explores how institutional racism effects all areas of human activity and the rules, laws and public policies that are utilized to maintain this system.

Casting by

September 15, 2014
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
It places the spotlight on one of filmmaking's unsung heroes, casting director Marion Dougherty, and takes viewers on a journey through 50 years of Hollywood history from an entirely new perspective. Relying on her exquisite taste and gut instincts, Dougherty helped usher in the 'New Hollywood' with movies like Midnight Cowboy, The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid and Bonnie and Clyde.

Elaine Stritch : shoot me

September 15, 2014
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elaine Stritch.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, the documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both on stage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, and Nathan Lane.

Evergreen : the road to legalization

September 12, 2014
New York, NY : First Run Features
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
After a 40-year-old nationwide "War on Drugs", the state of Washington has become a key battleground in the fight to legalize marijuana. But many marijuana advocates are vehemently opposed to Measure I-502, the law that will legalize the growing, sale and use of cannabis. They say it will impose harsh and scientifically arbitrary DUI laws, new taxes, and additional restrictions and penalties that will hut medical marijuana patients and providers.

Pearl Jam : long strange road : 25 years at the edge.

September 11, 2014
Surrey, UK : Pride Production, [2013]
2 videodiscs (170 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Pearl Jam.
Title from disc labels.
Pearl Jam - Long Strange Road is a two DVD celebration of this extraordinary band's longevity, talent and near flawless musical output. Featuring a documentary tracing their incredible story so far, together with a second DVD featuring numerous filmed interviews with the group from different eras of their career, this double pack film collection is certain to delight Pearl Jam fans across the globe.

The Galapagos affair [videorecording] : Satan came to Eden

September 4, 2014
[New York] : Zeitgeist Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices, Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch.
Title from disc label.
Originally released in 2013.
Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. A extraordinary documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the island's 'Adam and Eve,' others flock there, including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson.

Afternoon of a faun : Tanaquil Le Clercq

September 4, 2014
1 videodisc (approximately 91 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Voice: Michael Stuhlbarg, Marianne Bower.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Features black and white photographs by Jerome Robbins, archival footage by Jerome Robbins and Martha Swope.
Nancy Buirski's documentary on famed prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, the muse of both George Balanchine (who married her), and Jerome Robbins who created his famous choreographic work, Afternoon of a Faun, for her.

The harbinger decoded [videorecording]

September 3, 2014
[Lake Mary, Fla.] : FrontLine, 2013.
1 videodisc (63 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Rabbi Jonathan Cahn ; narrated by Michael Brown.
Special features: Most often asked questions ; Atheists & trains: Jonathan's testimony ; End-time prophecy ; New life: the call & prayer ; America and the end-time ; A guided tour of the harbingers ; The Jerusalem Center ; The harbinger in high places.
"Based on the book, The harbinger, by Jonathan Cahn."
This official documentary based on The harbinger decodes the ancient mysteries discussed in the book. It reveals the secrets behind the book, the prophet, the seals, the harbingers that are continuting to appear, and how America since 9/11 is connected to Israel as related in the Book of Isaiah.

Gut renovation [videorecording]

September 3, 2014
[New York, N.Y.] : Outcast Films, 2012.
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
In 1989, together with a group of female friends, Su Friedrich rented and renovated an old loft in Williamsburg, an unassuming working-class district of Brooklyn. In 2005, this former industrial zone was designated a residential area, and the factories, manufacturers, and artists' lofts were priced out by property speculators lured by tax breaks. Friedrich spent five years documenting with her camera the changes in the area between the East River and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Fed up

September 3, 2014
1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Katie Couric.
"Special features not rated"--Container.
Narrated by Katie Couric, the film blows the lid off everything that was known about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, it follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals why the conventional wisdom of 'exercise and eat right' is not ringing true for millions of people.

Bruce Springsteen [videorecording] : glory days.

September 2, 2014
1 videodisc (53 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2011.
"An unauthorized biography."
His unparalleled brand of heartland rock makes him forever 'The Boss', his electric live shows have won over legions of fans worldwide and earned him 20 Grammys. Features one of the last interviews given by Springteen's close friend and E-Street Band member Clarence Clemons.

Springsteen & I [videorecording]

September 2, 2014
[London] : Eagle Vision, c2013.
1 videodisc (ca. 142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Bonus material includes: segments filmed live in-concert from Bruce Springsteen's performance at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling music festival, selected fan submissions films, and meet the fans segment.
"Bruce Springsteen fans were asked to make films describing what Springsteen and his music means to them. The following film is made entirely from their contributions."

The siege of Leningrad

August 27, 2014
New York, NY : First Run Features
1 videodisc (50 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
British historian Anna Reid uses eyewitness accounts and files of the Soviet secret police to help bring to light what actually happened in Leningrad during the siege. Rarely seen film and photographic material, original diaries and documents from the time illustrate the tragedy.

Fuhrer cult and megalomania

August 25, 2014
New York, NY : First Run Features
1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Even today it is possible to see signs in Nuremberg of the megalomaniac proportions that the system was to assume. In such areas, the individual was worthless and nothing more than a minute ornament. According to experts, this state and party rally architecture was also a symbol of Hitler's determination to achieve world domination. Rare footage of the construction work was used for this documentary. A previously unknown amateur film even shows the land in color in 1936.

Greenwich Village : music that defined a generation

August 25, 2014
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2013]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Susan Sarandon ; featuring, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Chapin, Judy Collins, Oscar Brand, Israel Horovitz, Pete Forntale, Richie Havens, Don McLean, Tom Paxton, Pete Fornatale, Eric Anderson, Oscar Brans, Kenny White, Arlo Guthrie, José Feliciano, John Sebastian, Michelle Phillips, Melanie, Doug Yeager, Tom Bernardin, Carolyn Hester, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sonny Ochs, Israel Horovitz, Dan Drasin, Ian Tyson, John Flynn, Owen Elliot, Izzy Young, David Amran, Peter Yarrow, Ben Taylor, Lucy Simon, Carly Simon, Phil Ochs.
Originally produced as a documentary in 2012.
Bonus features: additional interviews; performance of Turn, turn, turn; trailer.
Between 1961-1973, musicians in the Village banded together to sing about the radical social upheaval of the time, sparking everlasting political, social, and cultural changes. For the first time, the greatest singer-songwriters, authors, and performers from Greenwich Village reflect on how they collectively became the voice of a generation. Through poignant interviews, rare archival footage, and new live performances, they tell a story about community, courage, and, most importantly, music.

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