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DVDs: Documentaries

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Traces the history of public education in the United States from the country’s origin to the present day. episode 1. The common school, 1770-1890 -- episode 2. As American as public school, 1900-1950 -- episode 3. A struggle for educational equality, 1950-1980 -- episode 4. The bottom line in education, 1980 to the present.

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Documentary about Simon Wiesenthal, a holocaust survivor who dedicated most of his life to helping the United States government prosecute Nazi war criminals. DVD 324

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Global graffiti culture is where the love of art and ego clashes with law and order. This film explores the many manifestations of ’bombing’ - the act of committing artistic crime with spraypaint. DVD 500

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Tells the compelling stories of individuals who suffered from clinical depression, a medical illness, which affects more than 20 million Americans each year. Depression affects people of all backgrounds and walks of life, including many famous people throughout history. This film, broadcast on PBS stations nationally, profiles everyday people who experienced depression and tells their stories through their own words. DVD 266

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A transcendent global tour that explores the sights and sounds of the human condition like nothing you’ve ever seen or felt before. These are the wonders of a world without words, viewed through man and nature’s own prisms of symmetry and more. DVD 351

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Kurt Schwitters is generally acknowledged as the twentieth century’s greatest master of collage. He found himself at the forefront of contemporary art and allied himself with the avant-garde, including various Dada groups. Throughout his turbulent life, Schwitters stood his ground with his non-elitist creation of Merz, which laid the groundwork for Pop Art and post-modernism. DVD 313

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A documentary on the life and work of George Seldes, America’s most important press critic. The film includes archival footage and photographs, and provides a fresh perspective on 20th century history, while raising profound questions about America’s news media. DVD 375

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A frank and honest look at black identity in America. Uses incisive storytelling and commentary from prominent black intellectuals, including Angela Davis, Bell Hooks, and Cornel West. Meant to stir provocative debate and add reinforcement to a bold vision for a humanity that embraces all people. Explodes the myth that black America is monolithic. DVD 583

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Team 3D and Complexity are the top two professional counterstrike teams in the United States. They leave their girlfriends and travel the world to compete for thousands of dollars. Professional gaming has exploded in Europe and Asia, but the counterstrike community in the United States struggles to legitimize their "sport". DVD 349

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"One Family" is a documentary that follows a Vermont couple as they travel to Ethiopia to adopt their daughter Meskerem, who was living at an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Layla House. DVD 328

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