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Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 – DV-Disc HV 6432.7 A38 2003  /  2003  125 min.  color  Languages: English
Features interviews of nine people answering eleven of the most pressing questions that emanate from the terrible and unexplained events of that day.

Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism – DV-Disc HV 6431 B497 2004  /  2004  146 min.  color  Languages: English (CONTENTS: Asking Why: Historical Contexts, Watching the Media, Women & the Afghan War, Homeland Insecurity, Resisting War, Defending Democracy, The Iraq War & Millitarism)
In twenty-three interviews, using a question and answer format, experts from a variety of backgrounds including, academia, the media, government, and NGOs, place the causes leading up the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 in historical context. Issues surrounding the War on Terrorism are also discussed.

The Declaration of George W. Bush (September 20, 2001) – V-Cass HV 6432.7 D43 2001  /  2001  35 min.  color
A speech before Congress and the nation on September 20, 2001, by President George W. Bush, regarding the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that occurred on September 11 of the same year.

Fahrenheit 9/11 – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 F34 2004  /  2004  122 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
Through actual footage, interviews, and declassified documents, Michael Moore illustrates the connections President Bush has to the royal house of Saud of Saudia Arabia and the bin Laden's, how the president got elected on fraudulent circumstances and then proceeded to blunder through his duties while ignoring warnings of the looming betrayal by his foreign partners. When the treachery hits with the 9/11 attacks, Moore explains how Bush failed to take immediate action to defend the nation.

Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire – DV-Disc HV 6432.7 H55 2004  /  2004 259 min.  color (CONTENTS: Introduction, Blueprint for Empire, Hijacking Fear, “Things Related and Not”: From 9/11 to Baghdad, Empire, Sorrows of Empire, “Bring it On”, Politics of Hope, Economics of empire, Extended Interviews, 30 min. condensed version of the program)
This film discusses how the events of 9/11/2001 have influenced United States politics, from advancing a pre-existing military agenda to rolling back civil liberties and social programs. This documentary features interviews with leading commentators on the events of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

Hunting Bin Laden (FRONTLINE) – V-Cass HV 6430 B55 H86 2001  /  2001  60 min.  color
Investigates Osama bin Laden, his followers, and the bombings of two African embassies in 1998. This edition has been updated to cover the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, of which bin Laden is also accused.

Inside the Terror Network (FRONTLINE) – V-Cass HV 6432 I58 2002  /  2002  60 min.  color
Focuses on the terrorists who executed the September 11, 2001 airplane hijackings in the United States. Uncovers the personal histories of the terrorist leaders who led outwardly ordinary lives and traces their movements and plotting. Includes interviews, analyses, source documents, and information on the Al Qaida network.

Streamed: The Interrogator (FRONTLINE)  /  2011  60 min.  color
In a rare interview with Ali Soufan, the FBI agent who was at the center of the 9/11 investigations.

Looking for Answers (FRONTLINE) – V-Cass HV 6431 L665 2001  /  2001 60 min.  color
Discusses the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the roots of hatred found in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, radical Islam, and the failure of U.S. intelligence on September 11, 2001.

9/11 – DV-Disc HV 6432 A126 2002  /  2002  129 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
On the morning of September 11, 2001, brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on a documentary about a rookie New York City firefighter. Hearing a roar in the sky, Jules turned his camera upward - just in time to film the only existing image of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center Tower 1. With cameras rolling, the Naudets follow NYC firefighters into the heart of what would be known as Ground Zero. A striking tribute to real-life heroes who rose to extraordinary acts of courage and compassion.

911: The Road to Tyranny – DV-Disc HV 6432 A17 2002  /  2002  146 min.  color  Languages: English
Alex Jones exposes the "ruthless history of governments orchestrating terrorist attacks against their own people to scare them into submission".

Now with Bill Moyers: 9/11 for the Record – DV-Disc HV 6432.7 N68 2004  /  2004  60 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
NOW analyzes the 9/11 Commission report and connects the dots of what happened that day and the warning signs leading up to it. This special episode highlights the agonizing close calls, missteps, and outright failures of two administrations and America's intelligence and security agencies in the months and years leading up to 9/11.

Saint of 9/11: The True Story of Father Mychal Judge – DV-Disc BX 4705 J75 S3 2006  /  2006  80 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
The life of Father Mychal Judge, New York Fire Department Chaplain, and how he touched others before and after 9/11. Features interviews with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Malachi McCourt, Father Judge's own words, and more.

Searching for the Roots of 9/11 (Thomas L. Friedman Reporting) – DV-Disc HV 6432.7 S42 2003  /  2003  50 min.  color
Join columnist Thomas L. Friedman as he tries to answer two of the most puzzling questions about 9/11: What drove 19 young, middle-class Muslim men to give up their lives to murder almost 3,000 people? And why does this violent act elicit so much support from millions of ordinary Muslims around the world?

September 11 – DV-Disc PN 1997 A1 S42 2004  /  2002  135 min.  color  Languages: English, French, Japanese, Arabic, Bosnian, Hebrew, Farsi  Subtitles: English, French
This international co-production brought together eleven acclaimed directors and asked them to make and 11 minute short in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  The result is a daring and moving global cinematic reply to the earth shaking events.

 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Patrick Day / Jim Dale)(Mark Twain) – DV-Disc PS 1305 A1 H868 2007  /  2007  213 min.  color  Languages: English
The adventures of a small boy on the Mississippi River in pre‑Civil War America.

Carrie (Stephen King) – DV-Disc PN 1997 C367 1976  /  1976  98 min.  color  Languages: English, French, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
An introverted teen hides two secret shames: an abusive, religious fanatic mother and her own mysterious power of tele-kinesis.

The Color Purple (Alice Walker)– Dv-Disc PN 1997 C652 2003  /  1985  153 min.  color  Languages: English, French  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
The story of Celie, an uneducated woman living in the rural American south.  Raped by her father, deprived of the children she bore him and forced to marry a brutal man, Celie turns inward and shares her grief only with God.  But she is transformed by the friendship of two remarkable women, acquiring self‑worth and the strength to forgive.

The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood) -- V-Cass PN 1997 H356 1990  /  1990  109 min.  color
Captured trying to escape Gilead, Date soon befriends "gender criminal" Moira in the prison-like training center for the country's few surviving fertile women.  Moira escapes, but Kate is dispatched to the home of the "Commander" and his wife Serena.  Her role as Handmaid is to bear the commander's child for his infertile wife, but revolutionaries seeking to overthrow the government have other plans for Kate -- the assassination of the Commander.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – DV-Disc PN 1997 H3783 2003  /  2002  161 min.  color  Languages: English, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Finds young wizard Harry and his friends Ron and Hermoine facing new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they try to uncover a dark force that is terrorizing the school.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 H37 2004  /  2004  142 min.  color  Languages: English, French, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Harry, Ron and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts. There they are forced to face escaped prisoner, Sirius Black, who poses a great threat to Harry. In addition to new experiences, Harry must overcome the threats of Dementors, outsmart a werewolf and finally deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship with his parents. Harry and friends master advanced magic classes, cross time barriers and change the course of more than one life.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – DV-Disc PN 1997 H3785 2002  /  2001  152 min.  color Languages: English, Spanish  Subtitles: English, Spanish
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

House of the Spirits – DV-Disc PN 1997 H6937 1993  /  1993  133 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
A romantic epic tale spanning three generations of the Trueba family.  At its core is the stormy, yet passionate relationship between the supernaturally gifted Clara and her controlling husband Esteban, who resists change both politically and personally.  Based on the novel by Isabel Allende.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou) -- V-Cass PN 1997 I23 1988  /  1978  96 min.  color
Based on the autobiography of Maya Angelou.  A 13-year-old black girl rises above the vicious racism of Depression-era Arkansas, and learns to sing a song of life with her head held high.

Lord of the Flies -- V-Cass PN 1997 L67452 1990  /  1990  90 min.  color
When their plane crashes, 25 schoolboys find themselves lost in paradise.  On a tropical island, miles and miles from civilization.  At first, they welcome the freedom.  But soon they discover that trying to survive is anything but fun and games.

Of Mice and Men -- V-Cass PN 1997 O335 1993  /  1992  110 min.  color
In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.

Ordinary People (Judith Guest) – DV-Disc PS 3557 U345 O72 2001  /  1980  124 min.  color  Languages: English, French  Subtitles: English
A well‑to‑do family deteriorates after the death of the eldest son.

Slaughterhouse Five – DV-Disc PS 3558 I42 S43 1997  /  1972  104 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
The story of Billy Pilgrim, who becomes unstuck in time and jumps back and forth in his life with no control.

To Kill a Mockingbird – DV-Disc PN 1997 T592 2005  /  1962  130 min.  color  Languages: English, French  Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Set during the Depression, a southern lawyer defends a black man accused of rape.  The Lawyer's compassionate but doomed defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his children.

 

 

All In This Tea – DV-Disc SB 271 A44 2007  /  2007  70 min.  color  Languages: English
Follows the world-renowned tea expert David Lee Hoffman to some of the most remote regions of China in search of the best handmade teas in the world. During his youth, he spent four years with Tibetan monks in Nepal where he was introduced to some of the finest tea. Unable to find anything but insipid tea bags in the U.S., Hoffman began traveling to China to find tea for himself, climbing up lush, terraced mountainsides to meet the farmers who practiced skills handed down through generations of tea makers for thousands of years.

Babette’s Feast – DV-Disc PN 1997 B299 2001  /  1989  103 min.  color  Languages: English, Danish, French, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
On the desolate coast of Denmark, two elderly, religious women take in a young woman to be their housekeeper and cook, not knowing she is a superb French chef. When the chef, (who is never called upon to cook anything more complicated or mouth-watering than boiled codfish or soup), wins a large sum of money, she decides to spend it all creating a magnificent meal.

Burt Wolf: What We Eat – DV-Disc GT 2850 B876 2003 v.1-4  /  2002  84-112 min. ea.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English (1. I-Milk’s Leap Towards Immortality, II-Taking the High Ground, III-Simple Pleasures, IV-Here’s Looking At You Kid  /  112 min.  2. V-The Hand That Stirred The Pot, VI-How Sweet It Is, VII-Some Like It Hot  /  84 min.  3. VIII-When Money Grew On Trees, IX-This Spud’s For You, X-The Seed of Life  /  84 min.  4. XI-Domesticated Bliss, XII-Time to Play Ketchup, XIII-Connecting the Dots / 84 min.)
A 13-part series that explores the way in which the exchange of foods between the old and new worlds as a result of Columbus's voyages changed the way people ate.

Canned Food (AMERICAN EATS) – DV-Disc TX 552 A44 2006  /  2006  50 min.  color  Languages: English
Explores the history of canned food and its impact on the American diet.

Chi Cuisine – V-Cass TX 724.5 A1 C48 2000  /  2000  60 min.  color
Chi Cuisine shows us how to integrate mindful eating with the practice of chi, creating a beneficial system of its own which is flexible, adapting to individual tastes and needs.

Chocolate (MODERN MARVELS) – DV-Disc HD 9200 A2 C48 2007  /  2007  50 min.  color  Languages: English
Takes a tour of the entire chocolate making process. Visits a working cacoa bean farm in Central America for a demonstration of the hand-harvesting techniques that have remained unchanged for centuries. Visits a M&M factory for demonstration of manufacturing process.

Cookies (AMERICAN EATS) – DV-Disc TX 772 A44 2006  /  2006  50 min.  color  Languages: English
This program presents the history of cookies as an American snack food and the history of the cookie industry.

Fast Food Nation – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 F38 2007  /  2006  114 min.  color  Languages: English, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
When a marketing executive for the Mickey’s burger chain is told there’s a nasty secret ingredient in his latest culinary creation – “The Big One”  - he heads for the ranches and slaughterhouses of Colorado to investigate…but discovers the truth a bit difficult to swallow.

Fed Up!: Genetic Engineering, Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Alternatives – DV-Disc HD 1761 F355 2002  /  2002  58 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
Using archival footage interspersed with interviews with farmers, scientists, government officials and activists, this video presents an overview of the American food production system and explores the unintentional effects of pesticides, the resistance of biotechnology companies to food labeling and the links between government officials and major biotechnology and chemical companies. It addresses many questions regarding genetic engineering, the Green Revolution, genetic pollution and modern pesticides.

Food, Inc. – DV-Disc HD 9005 F66 2009  /  2008  91 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English, Spanish
This program lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation.

The Future of Food – DV-Disc TP 248.65 F66 F88 2004  /  2004  88 min.  color   Languages: English
This film documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. It explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.

Streamed: Global Food Equity  /  2012  20 min.  color
This program addresses several factors that contribute to global food imbalances and shows how both individuals and organizations can help alleviate this human problem.

Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie (Season One) – DV-Disc TX 725 A1 G6871 2008  /  2006  520 min.  color  Languages: English
Travels the world to serve you a feast of culinary trends, exotic ingredients, and food-obsessed personalities. Journey into Gourmet magazine's test kitchens to learn how you can interpret a world of techniques and flavors in your kitchen.

Holiday Foods (AMERICAN EATS) – DV-Disc TX 739 A44 2006  /  2006  50 min.  color  Languages: English
Originally produced as an episode of the television series American eats.

King Corn: You Are What You Eat – DV-Disc HD 9049 C8 U65 2008  /  2006  90 min.  color  Languages: English
n King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, nitrogen fertilizers, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-- and how we farm.

The Meaning of Food – DV-Disc GT 2853 U5 M43 2005  /  2005  180 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
So many cultural and religious celebrations center on food, but how did this come to be? Discover the rich and varied history of American dining in this three-episode series.

Pizza (AMERICAN EATS) – DV-Disc TX 779 P58 A44 2006  /  2006  50 min.  color  Languages: English
Presents a fond look at pizza, an American favorite. Presents interviews with facts and tales by chefs and cultural historians. Crosses the nation to visit fabled spots in pizza history.

Salty Snacks (AMERICAN EATS) – DV-Disc TX 740 A44 2006  /  2006  50 min.  color  Languages: English
From popcorn to the latest engineered treat, go inside the industry that supplies a seemingly endless stream of salty treats. Presents an inside look at a multi-billion dollar industry and visits labs where the latest junk foods are created.

Sandwiches That You Will Like – DV-Disc TX 818 S38 2002  /  2002  92 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
Celebrates the sandwich by visiting eateries all across the United States and discussing their sandwiches with patrons and servers.

Soda (AMERICAN EATS) – DV-Disc HD 9349 S633 U62 2006  /  2006  50 min.  color  Languages: English
Presents the story of the American soft drink industry. Inspired by miracle mineral waters, advanced by small town pharmacists, the story of soft drinks is the story of American ingenuity and competition, along with an insatiable thirst for profits.

To Market To Market To Buy a Fat Pig – DV-Disc HF 5472 U6 T6 2007  /  2007  60 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
A celebration of market houses, market places, and farmers' markets across the United States.

 

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