New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

March 12, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Everybody's everything

March 11, 2020
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lil Peep, Liza Womack.
Extras: Directors' commentary with Sebastian Jones & Ramez Silyan + Bonus interviews.
"Creating a unique mix of trap, punk, and emo, Lil Peep is set to bring a new musical genre to the mainstream when he dies of a drug overdose at just 21 years old. From the streets of Los Angeles to studios in London and sold out tours in Russia, the artist born Gustav Åhr touched countless lives through his words, his sound and his very being."--Container.

After Parkland

March 11, 2020
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Participants: David Hogg, Dillon McCooty, Manuel Oliver.
Originally released in 2019.
"Filmed over the course of the spring, summer, and fall following the tragedy"--DVD container.
"In the days immediately following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed seventeen people, filmmakers Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman began filming with students and families whose lives were forever altered"--Container.

Recorder : the Marion Stokes project.

March 5, 2020
New York, NY : Zeitgeist Films, [2020]
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Marion Stokes.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced in 2019.
Marion Stokes was secretly recording American television 24 hours a day for 30 years. It started in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis at the dawn of the 24r-hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012, while the Sandy Hook massacre played on television as Marion passed away. In between, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, and talk shows, showing how television shaped the world of today.

Jim Allison : breakthrough

February 28, 2020
[United States] : War We Can Win LLC, [2019]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Woody Harrelson.
Title from disc label.
This is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Today, Jim Allison is a name to be reckoned with throughout the scientific world, holding a 2018 Nobel Prize for discovering the role of the immune system in defeating cancer. But for decades, he waged a lonely war against the skepticism of the medical establishment and the resistance of Big Pharma. This is the astounding true story of one warm-hearted, stubborn man's visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.

What you gonna do when the world's on fire?

February 28, 2020
Brooklyn, NY : Kim Stim, [2020]
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Wide screen.
Originally produced in 2018.
Roberto Miniverni tells the story of a black community in the American South during summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of young African American men sent shockwaves throughout the country. A meditation on the state of race in America, this film is an intimate portrait of those who struggle for justice, dignity, and survival in a country that is not on their side.

Homes on the range : The new pioneers

February 27, 2020
[Holland, OH] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2020]
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Leon Schatz, Di Nelson, Beverly Baroff.
Title from disc label.
Witness a community come together to solve the issues facing their small town as they work to ensure their elders are taken care of properly and in a sustainable way.


February 20, 2020
Lexington, KY :, [2019?]
1 videodisc (68 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Presenter, Edward Lee ; commentators, Sandor Katz, Soyoung Scanlan, Chad Robertson, Nick Floyd, Antonio Fiasche.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
"In the feature-length documentary Fermented, author and chef Edward Lee goes on a journey to understand how the ancient process of fermentation is used in modern cuisine both at home and abroad. The culinary world has labeled fermentation as the hottest food trend at the moment, and this film stands as point of entry into the deep dark world of beautiful rot, and what it means to humankind."--Website

Paris is burning

February 20, 2020
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]
1 videodisc (76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dorian Corey, Pepper Labeija, Willi Ninja, Venus Xtravaganza.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City₂s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, it offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion ₁houses,₂ from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty.

Betty Davis : they say I'm different

February 14, 2020
ideodisc (53 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Betty Davis ; featuring Oliver Wang, Vernon Gibbs, Greg Errico, Elnora B. Neal, Connie Portis, Winona Willians, Greg Tate, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, Militia Vox, Tamar-kali, Desmond Nakano, and others.
Title from disc label.
Special features: director interview on the making of the film; interview extract with Betty Davis; trailer.
Betty Davis, an aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the '70s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion, and outrageous funk music. She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles, startlingly turning him from jazz to funk on the album she named Bitches Brew.

The price of everything

February 13, 2020
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Larry Poons, Stefan Edlis, Amy Cappellazzo, Marilyn Minter, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Jeff Koons, Paul Schimmel, Simon de Pury, Ed Dolman, Inga Rubenstein, Jerry Saltz, Gavin Brown, George Condo, Margaret Lee, Gael Neeson, Paula de Luccia Poons, Alexander Nemerov, Barbara Rose, Mary Boone, Jeffrey Deitch, Robert Manley, Gerhard Richter, Sabine Moritz-Richter, Holly Peterson, Dennis Yares, Connie Butler, Serge Tiroche.
Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, the film examines the role of art and artistic passion in today's money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, from current market darlings Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, to one-time art star Larry Poons, the film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless.

Tre Maison Dasan

February 12, 2020
[Warren, New Jersey] : Passion River, [2019]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tre Janson, Dasan Lopes, Maison Teixeira, on-screen participants.
Wide screen.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2018.
A documentary film focusing on viewing adults in prison through the eyes of their children. The film also spends time with them when they are elsewhere observing their coping mechanisms and behaviors, and determining how they are responding to the parent's incarceration.

Neil Young : the first decade, the ultimate review 1965-1975

February 10, 2020
Birmingham : Smokin', [2020]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
As a founding member of Buffalo Springfield and a hugely successful solo-artist throughout the first half of the 1970s, Neil Young's reputation as a composer and performer of immense quality was established early on in his career. This documentary investigates and reviews this part of Young's career with the help of obscure archive footage, rare film of Neil Young in performance and in the studio, contributions from those he worked closely with during this era, and many more.

Fragments of truth

January 30, 2020
Worcester, PA : Vision Video, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Host, Craig A. Evans.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a documentary in 2018.
Our faith is based on the New Testament - but can we trust the Bible? Skeptics say no, arguing that the gospel manuscripts have been doctored to push a theological agenda. Join Dr. Craig Evans as he takes this claim head-on, traveling the globe to track down the most ancient New Testament manuscripts. Along the way, he highlights grounbreaking new evidence, demonstrating the case for the reliability of the New Testament is stronger than ever.

True justice : Bryan Stevenson's fight for equality

January 30, 2020
[United States] : HBO, [2020]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bryan Stevenson, Christy Stevenson, Howard Stevenson.
Wide screen (1.78:1, 16x9).
Originally produced in 2019.
For more than three decades, Alabama public interest attorney, founder, and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. An intimate portrait of this remarkable man, this film follows his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved, and continues to threaten the country.

Midnight traveler

January 29, 2020
New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2020]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili, Fatima Hossaini.
Title from disc surface.
Special features: Inteview with Emelie Mahdavian and Su Kim; theatrical trailer.
When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

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

January 28, 2020
Cincinnati, OH : Sentimental Productions, a division of Delaney Communications, 2004-
videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Copies of Spring 2006 (Series 3) were reproduced in 2019.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

January 28, 2020
1 videodisc (68 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviews with Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
"Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin ... Produced with Le Guin's participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a journey through the writer's career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. Viewers will join the writer on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, opening new doors for the imagination and inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way"--Back of container.

LA woman rising

January 28, 2020
[United States] : Giant Interactive, [2019]
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
1.78:1 widescreen.
Presenting 50 Los Angeles women sharing what inspires them to wake up each morning. Artfully capturing the morning rituals and untold stories of struggle and success in this celebration of the many fearless women from the City of Angels.

Back to natural

January 28, 2020
1 videodisc (65 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviewees: Tai Applewhite, Hameen Barnes, Kelly Bois, Amanda Cooke, Diane Da Costa [and many others].
This disc is a burned DVD-R and may not play in some DVD players or drives.
Documentary film that reveals the shocking truth about hair, politics, and racial identity in Black communities and beyond. Directed by New York City based clinical psychologist Gillian Scott-Ward, the film was inspired by the work she was doing in her clinical practice and her own drive to go natural. Back to Natural is a powerful call for healing that takes a grassroots approach to exploring the globalized policing of natural Black hair. Filmed in New York City, Philadelphia, Paris, And Cape Town, this documentary explores universal aspects of the Black experience and the "new" natural hair movement.

Where's my Roy Cohn?

January 28, 2020
[Culver City, CA] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ken Auletta, Roy M. Cohn, Anne Roiphe.
Wide screen.
Not all available languages are listed on the container.
Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy's Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.

Black mother

January 27, 2020
New York, NY : Grasshopper Film, [2019]
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Part film, part baptism, director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, set against a visual prayer of indelible portraiture. Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica's turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.

In the age of AI

January 27, 2020
[Arlington, VA] : PBS, [2020]
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
The promise and perils of AI; from fears about work and privacy to rivalry between the US and China. A new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our lives, our jobs and our world, and allow the emergence of the surveillance society.

Equal means equal

January 27, 2020
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviewees: Gloria Steinem, Patricia Arquette.
Wide screen (16x9,1.78:1).
Not rated.
An unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system.

Memory : the origins of Alien

January 27, 2020
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ridley Scott, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Roger Corman, Diane O'Bannon, Ben Mankiewicz, Clarke Wolfe.
Title from disc label.
Take an in-depth voyage into the sci-fi masterpiece with the visionary filmmakers who created it. See how one of the most terrifying movies of all time burst to life 40 years ago, inspired by ancient mythology and our universal fears.

Mama Africa

January 24, 2020
New York, NY : ArtMattan Productions, [2011]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Miriam Makeba.
Title from disc label.
Biography of the South African singer, Miriam Makeba, who was the first black, African musician to win international stardom. Her music influenced artists across the globe, although her style stayed anchored in her South African roots. Makeba was also a vocal campaigner against apartheid. After her involvement with the 1959 documentary "Come back Africa" she was forced into a life in exile from her homeland. This documentary traces her life and music through more than fifty years of performing.

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