New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

May 20, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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

May 19, 2016
Cincinnati, OH : Sentimental Productions, a division of Delaney Communications, 2004-
videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Oyler : one school, one year

May 16, 2016
[San Francisco, Calif.] : Video Project, c2015.
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Craig Hockenberry, Raven Gribbins ; Michael Gribbins, Crystal Kornegay, Jami Luggen, Joe Saylor, Amy Woods.
"Can a school save a community? Oyler profiles how a "community school" helped fuel a dramatic turnaround in one of Cincinnati’s most poverty-stricken neighborhoods, part of a growing national movement to help poor children succeed by meeting their basic health, social, and nutritional needs at school. Before 2006, very few kids from the Lower Price Hill area finished high school, much less went to college. The neighborhood is Urban Appalachian--an insular community with roots in the coal mining towns of Kentucky and West Virginia. The local Oyler School only went through 8th grade. After that, rather than ride the bus out of the neighborhood for high school, most kids dropped out. Under long-time Principal Craig Hockenberry’s leadership, Oyler School has transformed into a zcommunity learning center,y serving kids from preschool through 12th grade. Oyler is open year-round, from early morning until late at night. The school provides breakfast, lunch and dinner, and sends hungry kids home with food on weekends. Students can walk down the hall to access a health clinic, vision center, and mental health counseling. Oyler's students are now graduating from high school and matriculating to college in record numbers. Oyler has graduated more students in the neighborhood from high school in the recent years than in the collective 85 prior years. Based on the award-winning Marketplace radio series "One School, One Year," Oyler takes viewers through a year at the school, focusing on Hockenberry’s mission to transform a community, and on senior Raven Gribbins’ quest to be the first in her troubled family to finish high school and go to college."--Container.

Song of Lahore

May 12, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Broad Green Pictures, [2016]
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wynton Marsalis, Sachel Jazz Ensemble.
Title from disc label.
In 2004, Sachal Studios was founded to create a space for traditional music in a nation that had rejected its musical roots. A number of master musicians to pick up their instruments again, their rendition of Dave Brubeck's Take Five becomes a sensation. Despite their rising international acclaim, Sachal Studios remains virtually unknown in Pakistan.

Hip-hop [videorecording] : beyond beats & rhymes

May 11, 2016
Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, [2006]
1 videodisc (61 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Russell Simmons, Michael Eric Dyson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall.
"In association with ... the National Black Programming Consortia (NBPC)"--Container.
Everybody wants to be hard -- Shut up and give me your bone marrow -- Women and bitches -- Bitch niggaz -- Manhood in a bottle.
A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics.

The secrets of Saint John Paul

May 11, 2016
[Arlington, VA] : PBS, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Widescreen (16x9)
Title from disc label.
BBC broadcaster Edward Stourton was ushered into a room in one of Europe's most celebrated libraries, and shown a pile of papers so sensitive that only a handful knew they existed. They were the intimate letters of a saint, Pope John Paul II, to a Polish-American woman. This documentary reveals these letters to the world for the first time₆opening an unprecedented window into the inner life of a man in the act of making history.

Rammstein in Amerika.

May 6, 2016
Berlin, Germany : Universal Music GMBH, ℗©2015.
2 videodiscs (ca. 251 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Documentary: Translation English voice over: Simon Witter. Narrators: Nick Benjaim (German voice-over); Catharina Kleber (English voice-over).
Spine title.
Credits on container insert.
[Disc 1] Live from Madison Square Garden -- [Disc 2] Documentary: Rammstein in Amerika - making of Liebe ist für alle da.
These DVDs pair the incendiary Madison Square Garden concert of the German NDH-metal band Rammstein, expertly filmed and recorded in 5.1 surround, with a feature-length documentary film directed by Hannes Rossacher. A 20-minute film about the making of Rammstein's sixth album, Liebe ist für alle da, is also included. The two-hour Rammstein In Amerika documentary is a chronological exploration of the band's history, from the members' shared experience of limited touring and other creative business opportunities behind the Iron Curtain in their native East Germany to bursting onto the world's stage as metal/rock heroes after Germany's reunification.

Where to invade next

May 5, 2016
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator Michael Moore.
Program content: ©2015.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1).
Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

Drill baby drill = La malèdiction du gaz de schiste = gas-fieber

May 5, 2016
Pottstown, Pa. : MVD Visual, [2013]
1 videodisc (87 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"In the ecologically pristine area known as the lungs of Poland, inhabitants discover that Chevron- the fourth largest energy company in the world-plans to build a shale gas well in their village."--Container.

State of mind : the psychology of control

May 3, 2016
[Moore, OK] : Free Mind Films, [2013].
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Much of what we believe to be truth is actually deliberate deception. The global elites are systematically implanting lies into our consciousness to erect a "tyranny over the minds of men." This film exposes the mind control methods being used to turn our once vibrant society into a land of obedient sheeple. Are we controlled? To what extent and by whom? What does it mean for humanity's future?

Blood on the fields : Wynton Marsalis

April 29, 2016
[Place of publication not identified] : Arthaus Musik, [2016]
1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wynton Marsalis.
Widescreen (16:9).
Title from disc label.
A 1996 film that is a beautifully constructed documentary by Susan Shaw, and journeys from New York, to Marsalis's hometown of New Orleans, and the musician's rehearsal studios.

Janis : little girl blue

April 28, 2016
Pottstown, PA : MVD Visual
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Cat Power ; Janis Joplin, Peter Albin, Melissa Etheridge, Clive Davis.
Title from disc label.
Bonus materials: Big brother acapella; Avalon vs. the Fillmore; Influences; Walk of Fame ceremony.
Musician Cat Power narrates a documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

The Ritchie Blackmore story

April 26, 2016
Wandsworth, London : Eagle Vision, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ritchie Blackmore.
The definitive story of guitar legend, Ritchie Blackmore.

The Kennedy films of Robert Drew & associates

April 22, 2016
[New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2016]
2 videodiscs (170 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Special features: Alternate, twenty-six-minutes cut of "Primary", edited by filmmaker Richard Leacock; Audio commentary on the Leacock edit of "Primary", featuring Leacock and filmmakers Robert Drew and D.A. Pennebaker, recorded in conversation with film critic Gideon Bachmann in 1961; Robert Drew in his own words, a new documentary featuring archival interview footage; Nw conversation between Pennebaker and Jill Drew, Robert Drew's daughter-in-law and the general manager of Drew Associates; Outtakes from "Crisis" featuring former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder and Sharon Malone, Holder's wife and the sister of Vivian Malone, one of the students featuring in "Crisis"; New interview with Richard Reeves, author of "President Kennedy: profile of power"; Footage from a 1998 event at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, featuring Drew, Pennebaker, Leacock, and filmmaker Albert Maysles; Plus: an essay by documentary film curator and writer Thomas Powers.
Primary (53 minutes) (1960) -- Adventures on the new frontier (52 minutes) (1961) -- Crisis (53 minutes) (1963) -- Faces of November (12 minutes) (1964).
In 1960, a filmmaking group was granted direct access to John F. Kennedy, filming him on the campaign trail and eventually in the Oval Office. This resulted in three films of remarkable, behind-closed-doors intimacy, Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, and Crisis, and, following the president's assassination, the poetic short Faces of November. Collected here are all four of these titles, early exemplars of the movement known as Direct Cinema.

How to change the world

April 20, 2016
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2016]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Barry Pepper.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
Bonus features: Additional scenes; Trailer.
In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world's imagination. Using never-before-seen archives that bring their extraordinary world to life, How to Change the World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.


April 14, 2016
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2016]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Special features: Making of Moolaadé (2005), Moolaadé in Soudiane, On Sembène: reflections from Angela Davis, Youssou N'Dour, Ngūgī wa Thiong'o, Cheikh Hamidou Kane and more, Samba's story.
Ousmane Sembene was a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout who became the self-taught father of African cinema who fought enormous odds to return African stories to Africa.

On her own

April 14, 2016
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Nancy Prebilich.
Wide screen (1.78:1).
The story of Nancy Prebilich and her family as they struggle to save their fifth-generation farm during the Great Recession. When both of Nancy's parents suddenly pass away, Nancy, her sister, niece, and nephews fight to stay afloat in the face of loss and financial instability. Chronicling Nancy's personal journey over a five-year span, this extraordinary story explores the roles that history and ancestry play in our present-day lives.

Drunk stoned brilliant dead : the story of the National Lampoon

April 14, 2016
1 videodisc (approximately 95 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, John Goodman.
Originally released as a documentary film in 2015.
A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010. The influence the magazine has had on our culture through turbulent times, morphing into Second City, Saturday Night Live, and the movies, and the stars and sorrows it has produced.

The Quakers : that of God in everyone

April 12, 2016
Worcester, PA : Vision Video [2016?]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
This documenary will introduce you to the dramatic untold stories of those who helped change the course of American history by seeing that of God in everyone.

Killing them safely

April 11, 2016
[New York, New York] : IFC Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
About every two minutes a police officer uses a Taser. Sold as an effective way to subdue violent suspects without injuring them, Tasers, have revolutionized the way officers do their jobs. One company is responsible for this revolution: Taser International. The company's mission statement: "Protect Truth. Protect Life." In 1993, brothers Rick and Tom Smith started what would become Taser International in their parents' garage.

Of men and war

April 8, 2016
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2016]
1 videodisc (147 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
16x9 widescreen (1.78:1).
The warriors in Of Men and War have come home to the United States, but their minds remain on the battlefield. Anger consumes a dozen combat vets long after their return from the front. Ghosts and echoes of the war fill their lives. Wives, children, and parents bear the brunt of their fractured spirits. At The Pathway Home, a first-of-its-kind PTSD therapy center, the film's protagonists resolve to end the ongoing destruction of their well-being.

Becoming bulletproof

April 7, 2016
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
Documents the making of an original Western film called Bulletproof. Bulletproof features actors with and without disabilities who meet every year at Zeno Mountain Farm (ZMF) to write, produce, and star in original short films. Founded by two brothers and their wives, Zeno Mountain Farm's philosophy is to create a truly inclusive community that builds genuine friendships that transcend stigma and stereotypes.

America's national parks. Yosemite and Olympic

April 7, 2016
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, C.J. Taylor.
Yosemite -- Olympic.
Celebrate the 100th birthday of America's best idea. This premium blue-chip event premieres two new hours of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, featuring stories of our nation's most majestic landscapes and beloved animal characters. Yosemite National Park, set within California's Sierra Nevada Mountains and designated a World Heritage Site, is home to hundreds of wildlife species, and is famed for its iconic mountain vistas, waterfalls, and giant sequoia groves.

Print the legend

April 7, 2016
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Commentator, Bre Pettis.
Looks at the advent of 3D printing, profiling the pioneering company MakerBot Industries and its founder Bre Pettis.

Saving face [videorecording]

March 31, 2016
[New York, N.Y.?] : HBO Documentary Films, [2013]
1 videodisc (approximately 40 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a documentary in 2011.
"Every year, hundreds of people are attacked with acid in Pakistan. The majority of these are women, who are left physically and emotionally scarred. Saving Face tells the stories of two acid-attack survivors: Zakia, a 39-year old whose husband threw acid on her after she filed for divorce, and Rukhsana, a 25-year-old whose husband and inlaws threw acid and gasoline on her, then set her on fire. Charting the arduous attempts to bring their assailants to justice, the film also follows plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who put his London practice on hold to return to his home country to help Zakia, Rukhsana and other victims. Saving Face is a powerful look inside Pakistani society, illuminating each woman's personal journey while showing how reformers are tackling this vexing problem though the passage of a new law that punishes convicted acid attackers with life imprisonment"--Publisher description.

Prescription thugs

March 31, 2016
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ryan Sakoda, Matt Wiese, Chris Leben.
Widescreen (1.78:1).
Originally produced in 2015.
It is filmmaker Chris Bell's (Bigger Stronger Faster) hard-hitting and thought-provoking expose of Big Pharma, its marketing practices and their impact on the staggering level of addiction to prescription drugs in North America. Executive Produced by Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley, this documentary is compelling viewing.

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