New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

August 28, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Song of the South : Duane Allman & the rise of the Allman Brothers Band.

August 25, 2014
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Extra features: Willie Perkins: life among the Brothers; Recording the Allmans: the Albert Brothers and Criteria Studios; contributor biographies.
"This film is not authorised by the Allman Brothers, their management or record company"--Container.
Documents the life and work of rock guitarist Duane Allman. Includes contributions from engineers and producers the Albert Brothers, who forged the Allman Brothers and the Derek & the Dominos sound; Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section founding members David Hood and Jimmy Johnson; Paul Hornsby and Pete Carr, former members of the Hour Glass; Willie Perkins, Allman Brothers road manager, 1970-1975; Allman biographers Randy Poe and Scott Freeman; E.J. Devokaitis, band archivist and curator at the Allman Brothers Band Museum, Macon, GA; and other friends, colleagues, and music writers. Also includes rare footage of Allman and the band, archive interviews, and previously unseen photographs.

Four horsemen [videorecording]

August 21, 2014
Isleworth, UK : Guerilla Films ; London : Motherlode, c2014.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Writing & narration by Dominic Frisby.
Title from disc label.
Extras include theatrical trailers, making of Four horsemen, special features.

Goodbye tibet [videorecording]

August 21, 2014
[United States] : Janson Media, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The story of a 20,000-foot high mountain pass on the border between Tibet and Nepal. For thousands of Tibetan refugees it has been their gateway to freedom, but for many it has been a fatal gauntlet. It is the story of Kelsang Jigme, a legend among guides who help refugees escape over the treacherous mountain pass.

Ecuador [videorecording]

August 21, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio : Master Communications, Inc., 2013.
1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
"Teacher's guide PDF included"--disc label.
"Provides an overview of one of South America's most diverse countries. You will visit Ecuadorian cities like Quayaquil, Cuenca, Bãnos and Quito in detail and learn about Ecuador's history, culture, cuisine and lifestyles. The country's Amazonas region is also explored in detail. Features lively Andean music."--Container.

Six by Sondheim

August 14, 2014
New York, NY : HBO Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
An intimate and candid look at the life and art of legendary composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, as revealed through the creation and performance of six of his songs, and remembered by the man himself. The six songs featured in the film are: Something's coming, Opening doors, Send in the clowns, I'm still here, Being alive and Sunday. Art and life are intertwined for Sondheim, and it is a story of both.

Who is Dayani Cristal?

August 14, 2014
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Gael Garcia Bemal.
Tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as "the corridor of death" and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration. As the real-life drama unfolds we see this John Doe, denied an identity at his point of death, become a living and breathing human being with an important life story.


August 13, 2014
Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (approximately 78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by John C. Reilly.
Bonus features: "Carry on" music video by Olivia Holt.
Showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting-but risky-as the cubs' playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches.

David Brainerd : missionary to the American Indians

August 11, 2014
Worcester, PA : Vision Video
1 videodisc (59 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc.
The story of the visionary eighteenth-century missionary whose efforts led to spiritual revival amongst native tribes and inspired generations of Christian leaders to follow in his footsteps.

Jock Troup & the fishermen's revival [videorecording]

August 11, 2014
[S. l.] : Gary Wilkinson, c2012 ; Worcester, Pa. : distributed by Vision Video.
1 videodisc (48 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
The documentary presents a history of "the Fishermen's Revival, a movement of God that swept through the economically depressed fishing ports of Scotland and England during the early 1920s." Traces the life of Jock Troupe, who played a major role in the revival. Includes interviews with Bible scholars, historians and eyewitnesses.--Case insert.

Torture made in USA

August 11, 2014
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring General Ricardo Sanchez, Larry Wilkerson, Matthew Waxman, Alberto Mora, Michael Scheuer.
Program content: ©2010.
"Film by Robin Marie-Monique [sic]"--Container.
Looks at the George W. Bush Administration's implementation of torture as a means of improving national security and prosecuting the War on Terror, and raises the question as to whether or not charges of war crimes could be issued by an international court.

12 o'clock boys

August 7, 2014
New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories
1 videodisc (76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Originally released in 2013.
A notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore that pops wheelies, weaves at excessive speeds through traffic, and impressively evades the hamstrung police. Their stunning antics are viewed through the eyes of adolescent Pug, a bright kid from the Westside obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks.

After Tiller [videorecording]

August 7, 2014
[New York, N.Y.?] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2013]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"AFTER TILLER intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique exploration of one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they've done so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way." - from Oscilloscope Laboratories website.

Modern life

July 31, 2014
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jacques Chirac, Paul Argaud, Germaine Challaye.
Title from web page and container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon casts an affectionate and irreverent eye on a small community of farmers in France as they are confronted by the problems and challenges the contemporary world brings.

More than the rainbow

July 31, 2014
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
After three decades turning his lens on New York City, taxi driver turned street photographer Matt Weber has seen it all. It not only chronicles the life and times of Weber, but becomes a vibrant conversation about the photographic medium, artistic expression, and New York City. There is no telling how many stories Weber has attempted to capture since he first started taking pictures out of the window of the cab he used to drive.

Life according to Sam

July 30, 2014
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sam Berns, Dave Matthews.
Bonus features: My philosophy for a happy life : Sam Berns at TEDxMidAtlantic 2013 -- Introduction to the Progeria Research Foundation, featuring Dave Matthews and Sam Berns.
"An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, Life According to Sam follows one family's courageous fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal aging disease. Directed by Oscar winners Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine (Inocente), this highly personal and life-affirming journey is propelled by the captivating presence of Sam Berns. Funny, perceptive and fiercely intelligent, 16-year old Sam is the catalyst for his physician parents' relentless drive to discover a medical breakthrough that may one day shed light on unlocking the aging process in us all."--Container.

Aryan brotherhood [videorecording]

July 30, 2014
[Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic, c2010.
1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced as a segment of the television program Explorer.
"DVD exclusive."
"With surveillance footage and jailhouse interviews, National Geographic goes behind bars to unveil the secrets of the vicious gang of white supremacists in prisions."--Container.

Finding Vivian Maier

July 30, 2014
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Vivian's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photos, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

Faith connections

July 30, 2014
[United States] : Kino Lorber edu, [2014]
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Filmmaker Pan Nalin travels to the Kumbh Mela, one of the world's most extraordinary religious events. There, he encounters remarkable men of mind and meditation, some facing an inextricable dilemma: to embrace the world or to renounce it.

Sentimental reflections [videorecording] : America's heritage in story, scenery and song.

July 29, 2014
Cincinnati, OH : Sentimental Productions, a division of Delaney Communications, 2004-
videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Hate crimes in the heartland

July 29, 2014
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container and disc surface.
Made in association with Harvard Law School, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, DePaul University, Vincentian Endowment Fund, Center for Justice in Capital Cases, Northern Kentucky University College of Informatics, New Jersey City University, The Tulsa Project, Greenwood Cultural Center.
Hate Crimes in the Heartland is a groundbreaking exploration of the media's coverage of hate crimes spanning 90 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The film reveals the extremes of racial tension in America's heartland, told through the eyes of survivors of the 1921 Race Riot and the 2012 "Good Friday Murders."

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
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.

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