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    Capital

    Capital

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    Released 2011
    In the run up to the anniversary of Kazakhstan's new capital 'Astana', construction workers race to finish grandiose buildings, a national song is voted on, and bewildered artists are hired in to give the appearance of culture. Yet who can afford to live in this utopia?moreless
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    Divorce Can Happen

    Divorce Can Happen

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    Released 2011
    Divorce '? why it happens, why it hurts and how to cope. A friendly and sympathetic account from both sides. Allows your child to understand that what has happened is not their fault. A great story for parents and young children to share together. A wonderful way for a loving parent to keep communication lines open with a child through the divorce process. Offers warm reassurance and honest answers to questions frequently asked by children of divorced parents.moreless
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    Koran By Heart

    Koran By Heart

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    Released 2011
    This film captures the Ramadan in 2010 and follows three ten-year-olds who have dedicated their lives to honoring their families, countries and culture through memorization of the religious text.
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    Runnin' Rebels of UNLV

    Runnin' Rebels of UNLV

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    Released 2011
    The Runnin' Rebels of UNLV changed college basketball forever in the late 20th Century when they began to implement an uptempo offensive style. Four final four appearances an NCAA Championship in 1990 capped off the golden era of this sports program. Star players Greg Anthony, Stacey Augmon and Larry Johnson are among the subjects interviewed for this new kind of sports documentary.moreless
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    18 In '08

    18 In '08

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    Released 2008
    18 in '08 is a documentary created to target the nation's young voters during the 2008 presidential campaign. Many voters age 17 to 24 were getting ready to vote for the first time. The film served as a call to young voters to transform the traditional under-representation of young people in the elections and become more involved in the political process. Filmmaker David D. Burstein recognized that the voting power of 29 million young Americans could be harnessed and have a significant impact on Washington. The documentary highlights what was at stake for the age group during the election, how the decisions in Washington would affect the young voters for years to come, the issues and ideas that engaged the group, the candidates who insired young people and the role of new media. The documentary includes interviews with the most influential politicians, figures from popular culture, political activists, media commentators, student leaders and young people.moreless
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    7 Days In September

    7 Days In September

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    Released 2004
    7 Days in September is a memorial to the events of September 11, 2001. Beginning on the day of the attacks, the film chronicles the street-level experience over seven days. On the day of the attacks, director Steve Rosenbaum goes to lower Manhattan to record some of the most chilling and surreal activity ever filmed. His footage is later combined with videos taken by over two dozen professional and amateur videographers. The result is a film that represents the myriad of emotions felt across the nation - the chaos and shock of the planes hitting the Twin Towers, the spontaneous unity of people cheering for rescue workers at Point Thank You and the sudden mistrust of neighbors erupting into an argument in front of an east side mosque. The story of September 11 is told through the eyes of firefighters, citizens and even an angry schoolboy whose heartbreaking words show an acute awareness of geopolitics.moreless
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    9/12: From Chaos To Community

    9/12: From Chaos To Community

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    Released 2006
    9/12: From Chaos To Community is a documentary about the rebuilding process at Ground Zero in New York, and in the United States as a whole which began on September 12, 2001. The plot is character-driven, focusing on the lives of 12 New Yorkers. These 12 volunteers- Toolie, Lix Carvajal, John Cadue, Alex Lopez, Debbie Kahn, Steve Schreck, John McGuire, John Casalinuovo, Denise Casalinuovo, Amalia Solano, Paul Geidel and Ralph Heidel manned relief stations, searched for survivors and provided care for recovery workers in the days and months following the September 11th attacks. The film employs a series of archival photographs, video segments, interview clips, and news footage to follow characters from September 12th to the last day of their relief efforts. This footage captures the unique relationships that develop between relief volunteers who come from very different cultural and personal backgrounds, but unite in a common goal. Finally, it reunites the characters with one another to bring closure to the films events.moreless
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    Brotherhood: Life In The FDNY

    Brotherhood: Life In The FDNY

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    Released 2004
    Brotherhood: Life In The FDNY is a 2005 documentary that takes viewers into the exclusive community of New York City firefighters, revealing the tight-knit camaraderie fueled by a complex balance of love and bravado that exists within the busy firehouses of New York, where these men risk their lives every day they go to work. This illuminating film follows three separate teams of firefighters in three of New York City's most flammable boroughs. In Brooklyn, the film focuses on Squad 252. In Manhattan, it follows Rescue 1, and in Queens, it focuses on Rescue 4. Each group has developed its own unique characteristics and personality as a result of its location and the characters who work there, but they all have one big thing in common'these men consider themselves a family, and they are all at the ready to put their lives on the line for the safety of their brothers. Brotherhood: Life In The FDNY is a revealing film that sheds light on the little-known world of New York City firefighters.moreless
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    Sudan: The Silent Genocide

    Sudan: The Silent Genocide

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    Released 2007
    SUDAN: THE SILENT GENOCIDE documents the destruction of life in the Darfur region of Sudan as well as the lack of a notable response by the American public. The film, instead of entrenching itself in the atrocities currently underway in Darfur, decides to focuses on what the average American can do to help stop the genocide. Through photographs and interviews, the documentary encourages the audience not to make their silence a part of U.S. History.Âmoreless
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    Greener Grass

    Greener Grass

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    Released 2008
    Greener Grass is a documentary that features the story of the United States and Cuba based upon the sport of baseball. The movie shows how the sport has been a connection between the two estranged nations, even at a time period of extended conflict and noncompliance between the two. There was a time when ten percent of the MLB players were Cuban, showing both how highly the sport was rated in the country and the amount of talent that was being produced there. The story then focuses upon the Havan Sugar Kings, a Cuban team that was on the verge of joining the MLB, until baseball was banned by Fidel Castro. It is easy to forget the Cuban people's passion for baseball and the 100 years of history the game as had in that country. For the past 40 years, they have been unable to have baseball teams and see their professional athletes play. The movie really shows that even though politics can divide, sport can unite and bring people together.moreless
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    How Wal-mart Came To Haslett

    How Wal-mart Came To Haslett

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    Released 2006
    How Wal-mart Came to Haslett is a documentary film produced by the Meerkat Collective political group. It tells the story of young Meerkat members Josh and Elliot returning to their home town in Michigan to conduct a report on the local Wal-mart. The superstore is today located on what was once a marshy wetland. Prior to the Wal-mart's construction, there were significant protests over the possible negative consequences that the new store would have on the environment. These protests caused a newly elected greener town board to reverse a previous decision, and delay construction of the store until these issues were resolved. Wal-mart used its lawyers to threaten legal action if construction was not allowed to immediately proceed. Lacking the money to go to court and fearing possible bankruptcy, the township relented and allowed Wal-mart to build its store. This film raises many questions about the morality of Wal-mart's business practices and asks viewers to question the impact Wal-mart stores have on individual communities.moreless
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    Human Footprint

    Human Footprint

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    Released 2008
    Human Footprint shows what the average human consumes over the course of a lifetime. As the population continues to grow, so does the human footprint. This documentary goes beyond counting the number of plastic bottles used by the average person. By calculating all the energy, resources and products required to manufacture and distribute products, the film demonstrates a much broader definition of human consumption. The average baby uses 3,796 disposable diapers over the first years of life. This number might sway some to use cloth diapers. Yet in considering that it takes 22,455 gallons of water to launder those diapers, the argument becomes a little more complicated. A 2,000 square foot home requires 14,000 board feet of lumber (64 trees), 17 tons of concrete and 11,500 feet of siding. This two-hour documentary provides the numbers for not only food, drinks and other widely-recognized products that have an environmental impact, but also clothes, appliances, bath products and toothbrushes.moreless
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    Is It Real? Da Vinci's Code

    Is It Real? Da Vinci's Code

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    Released 2006
    Is It Real? Da Vinci's Code is a documentary film from National Geographic that explores many questions about Da Vinci, the Catholic Church, Mary Magdalene, secret societies such as the Nights Templar, and more. Much of the film's content has been derived from questions regarding the fictional mystery, The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown. National Geographic attempts to answer curious questions that became popular after people read the book, such as: Did Jesus and Mary Magdalene marry? Did Jesus and Mary produce a child? Where is the Holy Grail? Does a secret society exist that may carry the bloodline of Jesus Christ? This film tries to explore the many controversial issues that the book touched on based on the Catholic church and Leonardo Da Vinci's work. The film also attempts to separate fact from fiction with historical accounts and theories. It debunks many theories and sheds light on some of the controversial subjects from The Da Vinci Code.moreless
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    Permission

    Permission

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    Released 2008
    Permission is 69 second romantic movie that won the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Rights Award at the sixth annual "Media that Matters" film festival in 2006. The movie features the story of a young man looking to marry the love of his life, Megan. However, he must not only ask her parents, but everyone in her neighborhood for her hand in marriage. The trailer shows him going around various houses, asking the same question of everyone. The movie is a metaphor for the fact that many people do not have the right to marry each other, and that this right must be voted for by the entire population. As one sees this lovely young man going around asking everyone he encounters whether he can marry Megan, it begs the question about whose permission you should need to get married. Without getting into the political details behind the story, this movie is a great example of how everyone deserves to have the right to choose who they spend the rest of their life with.moreless
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    Perversion Of Justice

    Perversion Of Justice

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    Released 2005
    Perversion of Justice is a documentary about one of the many facets of the criminal justice system in America. What can be said about a judiciary system that allows hardened criminals to walk the streets, yet levies extraordinarily harsh sentences of non-violent drug offenses? For Hamedah Hasan, it is a problem that hits far to close to home. She was incarcerated for years following an arrest related to illegal drugs. This film takes a look at how her family has dealt with the tragedy and chronicles the ways in which her children are struggling to carry on their lives without a mother. Also included are interviews with her children, where they explain the hardships that they have had to face growing up in their mothers absence, who is incarcerated thousands of miles from their home. A movement to make sentences for such charges less severe has arisen out of this woman's adversity and tragic fate.moreless
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    Peter Jennings Reporting: From The Tobacco File

    Peter Jennings Reporting: From The Tobacco File

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    Released 2003
    Tobacco is still the number one killer in our nation. But as Peter Jennings reveals in this examination of the "tobacco wars," the responsibility lies not only with tobacco companies but also with the government and prominent public health advocates who squandered an historic opportunity to settle with the industry, regulate tobacco, and save millions of lives.moreless
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    Peter Jennings Reporting: How To Get Fat Without Really Trying

    Peter Jennings Reporting: How To Get Fat Without Really Trying

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    Released 2004
    Obesity is fast on its way to becoming the nation’s largest and most costly public health problem. While much of the public debate about obesity has focused on personal responsibility, PETER JENNINGS REPORTING: HOW TO GET FAT WITHOUT EVEN TRYING reveals how federal government agricultural policies and food industry practices are contributing to America’s growing obesity epidemic.moreless
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    Peter Jennings Reporting: Lapd

    Peter Jennings Reporting: Lapd

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    Released 2005
    PETER JENNINGS REPORTING: LAPD looks at what happens when the nation’s most famous police officer takes over the nation’s most infamous police department. The result is a complex tale about the struggle for power—from the top brass to the rank and file cops to the gang members who plague the streets of Los Angeles.moreless
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    Peter Jennings Reporting: No Place To Hide

    Peter Jennings Reporting: No Place To Hide

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    Released 1996
    We are headed toward a surveillance society. Today, technology allows for all our daily transactions to be tracked and all the intimate details of our lives to be electronically monitored. Artificial intelligence programs can sift through our data trail to make judgments about us or detect unusual behavior. The emerging technologies promise to make our world more efficient and more secure, but at what price?moreless
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    Out Of The Muck

    Out Of The Muck

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    Released 1952
    10 years after the closing of the Lake Apopka Farms due to rampant pollution, a community of forgotten farmworkers, led by community activist Geraldean Matthew, continues to fight for health care and a cleaner environment.moreless
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