New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

September 27, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Vaccines : calling the shots [videorecording]

September 26, 2014
[S.l.] : PBS Distribution, [2014]
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Diseases that were largely eradicated in the U.S. a generation ago - including whooping cough, measles, mumps - are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. This takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, and shed light on the risks of opting out. The vast majority of Americans - more than 90% - vaccinate their children. Yet many people have questions about the safety of vaccines.

American war generals

September 23, 2014
Washington, DC : National Geographic
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Reveals many never-before-heard stories and opinions from the legendary leaders of the modern U.S. Army. Their accounts reveal the big changes that have transformed the U.S. military from the first troops to enter Vietnam to the last combat troops to exit Afghanistan, explaining the critical personal experiences that shaped their lives and the way they approached modern warfare.

My hope America : with Billy Graham.

September 18, 2014
[United States] : Pure Flix
3 videodiscs (approximately 420 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Billy Graham.
Title from disc label.
disc 1. The cross ; Defining moments ; Lose to gain ; My hope America: how to get involved -- disc 2. Outreach & discipleship training -- disc 3. Bonus materials ; Crusade classics & other special features.
After decades of traveling around the world with Revivals with his father, Billy Graham wants to have his last words as he asks for this one last 'My Hope' message to everyone in the world to share with him.


September 18, 2014
[Pennington, New Jersey?] : [Hundred Year Films], [2012]
1 videodisc (approximately 78 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Adrian Perez.
Program content: ©2012.
Looks as a number of individuals engaged in sustainable lifestyles in the part of New Jersey known as the Sourlands.

Sand wars

September 17, 2014
[Corte Madera, CA] : [Green Planet Films], [2013]
1 videodisc (52 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Trevor Hayes.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Sand Wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet's reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world's beaches are in decline and bound to disappear as victims of erosion, or of sand smuggling. Triggered by building construction, smuggling bands, or "sand mafias," plunder beaches and rivers for this highly prized commodity. Sand Wars will take us around the world to witness this new gold rush firsthand.

Tiger man of Africa

September 17, 2014
Washington, DC : NGHT, Inc., [2011]
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, John Varty.
Title from container.
As seen on National Geographic Channel.
South African filmmaker, John JV Varty, has spent some forty years photographing and working with big cats. His efforts were instrumental in helping Londolozi Game Reserve become one of the worlds premiere spots to view wild leopards. As the 21st Century began, Varty turned his attention to arguably the most endangered of big cats the tiger. Tiger Man Of Africa covers two years in the lives of JV and his tigers at Tiger Canyons near Philippolis, South Africa.

Violent earth [videorecording]

September 17, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2010.
1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col., 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Salvatore F. Vecchio.
Title from container.
Opening screen "Smith Barney presents explorer".
"Where and when the next mega disaster will strike - volcanic eruption, earthquake, tsunami or hurricane - is the focus of Violent Earth. Join tsunami scientist Jose Borrero of the University of Southern California on his trip to visit Banda Aceh with a National Geographic film team, barely one week after the December 26, 2004, tsunami, - a tsunami so strong it actually moved the island of Sumatra a hundred feet." -- container.

War elephants [videorecording]

September 17, 2014
[Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic Television, [2012]
1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Experts, Bob Poole, Joyce Poole.
Originally broadcast on television on the National Geographic Channel in 2011.
A 16-year-long civil war that began in 1977 ravaged Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, wiping out nearly 95 percent of the elephant population. Today, peace has been restored, but the surviving elephants still carry the emotional scars of war and must relearn how to trust humans. Follow a brother-and-sister team, Bob Poole and Dr. Joyce Poole, on a mission to help the traumatized elephants heal and to restore peace to a once-again-thriving wildlife sanctuary

When crocs ate dinosaurs [videorecording]

September 17, 2014
[Margate, FL] : National Geographic, c2010.
1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Peter Cullen.
Title from container.
"DVD exclusive"--Disc surface.
"Some hundred million years ago, crocodiles were the ruling T. rexes of the waters. They galloped on land, ambushed prey at the river's edge--even terrorized dinosaurs. These swift predators evolved through the ages into the modern crocs we know today. Now, armed with newly discovered prehistoric crocodile bones, Dr. Paul Sereno is determined to bring the ancient creatures to life--and tell their fantastic untold story. Learn about a croc that pursued prey across land, a supercroc that locked its jaws around dinosaurs, even a croc with a startlingly canine face. Blending art, forensics and biology, a team reanimates a lost world of strange Cretaceous crocs that paleontology forgot."--Website.

Witness [videorecording] : caught by disaster.

September 17, 2014
[Washington, DC] : National Geographic Channel, c2011.
1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Eyewitnesses to earthquakes, tornadoes and avalanches recount their experiences.

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.

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