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January  2013

Hello Faculty,


Welcome back, I hope you had a relaxing break. As you put together your syllabus for the Spring semester please think about the films you would like to include in your class, whether you want to show them in class or have your students watch them outside of class. You can always  email me a list of films you would like to show in class and I can send those over to your office through campus mail. Any films that you would like to place on Reserve for your students can be sent to me in an email or fill out this Reserve Form and I will have those films ready for your class as soon as possible. As always, if there is something we don't have that you would like to use this semester please let me know and I will do my best to get it for you.


I look forward to working with you all this semester.



Contact Us:
   Amy Trepal
Amy Trepal
Manager - Educational Films
Room 317
Thomas Cooper Library 803-777-2858 
Featured Film:
Women War & Peace
Women War & Peace

Challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain and reveals the central role of women in the quest for peace and justice in modern warfare.
Film Suggestion?

If you know of a new film that you would like us to add to the collection please send me an e-mail  including the title, director, year, and any other information that will help in finding the film.

Educational Film Database:
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  New films acquired during December 2012.

Adoration Adoration


Simon is a young orphan being raised by his Uncle Tom. As his grandfather lay dying, Simon discovers how racist and backwards his uncle is. Simon's grandfather hated Simon's father and claims that he intentionally killed Simon's mother in a car crash. ...

American Teacher 


Chronicling the stories of five teachers in different areas of the country, American teacher reveals the frustrating realities of today's educators, the difficulty of attracting talented new teachers, and why so many of our best teachers feel forced to leave the profession altogether.

Amores PerrosAmores Perros 


Three different people are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer pooch disappears into the apartment's floorboards; and an ex-radical turned hit man rescues a Rottweiler with a gunshot wound. Spanish Language

The Avengers


Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of superhumans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.



Princess Merida, an archer and self-reliant young woman, makes a decision which defies custom and brings chaos to her kingdom. To restore her kingdom, she must rely on her bravery and archery skills.

The Collected Works of Phillip Barker


Twelve short filmsv. 1. Soul cages (1999, 22 min.) -- Regarding (2002, 4 min.) -- Regarding, the making of (2002, 3 min.) -- A temporary arrangement (1996, 12 min.) -- I am always connected (1998, 5 min.) -- Trust a boat (film performance) (1986, 8 min.) -- v. 2. Malody (2012, 12 min.) -- Malody, an installation (2012, 8 min.) -- Night vision (2008 and 2011, 19 min.) -- Appliance (2009, 6 min.) -- Slow blink (2010, 4 min.) -- Slow blink, proposal (2010, 5 min.).

Crossing Borders


Crossing Borders is a feature documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering "The Other," discover themselves....

The Dark Knight Rises Dark Knight Rises


It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.



Biography of New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici.

Fall of Communism The Fall of Communism


ABC News archival footage surveys events that occurred in 1989 and 1990 in the nations of eastern Europe and within some republics of the Soviet Union. Describes each country's efforts to revitalize its economy and democratize its institutions and then examines the impact of these changes.

Happy Endings? 


Exploration of the Asian massage parlor industry in Providence, Rhode Island, where a 25-year-old loophole has made the exchange of sex for money legal--as long as it happens behind closed doors. ...

The Hunger Games Hunger Games


Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television. Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.

Ip Man


et in Fo Shan, China during the Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man vividly brings to life the brutality of the infamous Japanese occupation, where once proud men are forced to fight [to the] death for a precious bag of rice....Cantonese Language

Julie & Julia Julie & Julia


Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. ...

Junot Diaz


Author Junot Diaz reads selections from his works and answers questions about his writing.

The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America


Using archival footage and stills traces the beginnings of the Klan after the Civil War to its growth in the 1920s and resurgence in the 1960s. Also discusses recent actions taken by the Klan against minority groups in various parts of the United States.

A Separation


A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. Farsi Language

Shutter Island


When U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Daniels uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he also learns there are some places that never let you go.

The Squid and the Whale Squid


Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, the film tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. The patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family claims to once have been a great novelist, but ultimately decided to settle into a teaching job. When his wife discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family. ...

There Will Be Blood


A down-and-out silver miner raising a son, self-made oilman Daniel Plainview has a voracious appetite for oil, and it turns him into a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. Getting the oil from the ground ...

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil


Two friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students is separated from the group, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count and the laughs.



An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns home and enlists his father, a recovering alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. ...

Women War & Peace Women, War, & Peace


Challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain and reveals the central role of women in the quest for peace and justice in modern warfare.

You've Been Trumped


In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on a celebrity tycoon. At stake is one of Britain's very last stretches of wilderness. American billionaire Donald Trump has bought ...