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Educational Film Collection

October 2013
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Hunters and Gatherers- Describes how Australia was settled, including the ways in which tribes adapted to the different regions.


Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property- Evaluates the authenticity of the earliest source, "The Confessions of Nat Turner", assembled by a white Virginia lawyer from jailhouse interviews. It then follows the controversy over the Nat Turner story played out through history. Alvin Poussaint and Ossie Davis recall how Nat Turner became a hero in the Black community. Religious scholar Vincent Harding and legal scholar Martha Minow reflect on America's attitudes toward terrorism. One of the most bitter race battles of the 1960s is reexamined, when William Styron published his novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner.


Wild Women Don't Have the Blues- Through historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blueswomen as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and others.


Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder- Dr. Linehan begins by presenting clinically relevant features of BPD based on DSM-IV criteria and describes the underlying causes of the disorder with an emphasis on biosocial factors. She then traces the development of her approach. Segments of actual case sessions (with patients' identities protected) illustrate the nature of the disorder and the intense emotional discomfort these clients suffer. They also offer viewers a brief introduction to strategies Dr. Linehan uses to engage the client in the first interview.

Newly Acquired Films

49 Up 


Inspired by the Jesuit saying, "Give me a child until he is 7 years old, and I will give you the man," in 1964 Granada Television commissioned a short documentary wherein producers profiled 14 7-year-old children, and loosely ...  

56 Up 


The latest installment of ITV's landmark documentary series returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were just seven-years-old. The original '7 Up' was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off World in Action Special featuring children chosen from ...

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert 


With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered, pink tour bus "Priscilla," this wickedly funny and high-drama trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits.

Alec Guinness 5-Film Collection 


A collection of five Alec Guinness films: Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Man in the White Suit, The Captain's Paradise, and The Ladykillers.

Ciao, Professore! 


The story of an upper-class teacher from conservative Northern Italy who, due to a computer error, finds himself teaching third-grade truants at a ramshackle school to the south. Italian Language

The Critic, Complete Series 


Every episode from the animated series about Jay Sherman, an unpopular film critic in New York City. From the producers of The Simpsons.

Escape Fire 


Escape Fire looks at a U.S. health care system designed to profit from disease not health, reward quantity over quality, and promote high-tech over high-touch. It interweaves dramatic personal stories with the efforts of leaders battling to transform health care at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military.

God in America 


Traces over five hundred years of American religious history, from the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the 2008 presidential election, exploring the complex interaction between religion and democracy in the United States.

Iceman Murder Mystery 


He's been dead for more than 5,000 years and poked, prodded, and probed by scientists for the last 20. Yet Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps, continues to keep many secrets. ... 

Johnny Stecchino 


A kindhearted but bumbling idiot who likes to steal bananas, is passed off for a snitch hiding from the mob. Italian Language

The Line 


Documentary about the terrible personal reality of rape and sexual violence, and the more complicated and ambivalent ways sexual assault often gets framed ...

The Man Who Knew Too Much 


An ordinary British couple vacationing in Switzerland suddenly find themselves embroiled in a case of international intrigue when their daughter is kidnapped ...

Marriage Italian Style 


Filumena was working in a brothel when she first met Domenico, and she has been his mistress ever since. Upon hearing that he plans to marry a much younger woman, Filumena devises a brilliant scheme to convince him that it is her he should be marrying. Italian language 


A demented preacher stalks two young children, a brother and sister, because he is certain they know where their late bank-robbing father hid his money.

Pirate Radio 


A rogue band of DJs captivate Britain in the 1960s. The music they play defines a generation and the DJs stand up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred ... 

A Place at the Table 


Examines the issue of hunger in America and proposes new solutions to the problem.

Red Desert 


A neurotic young woman who is married to an engineer in the industrial wasteland of northern Italy, searches in vain to find meaning in her life.



Inspired by a real-life murder case ... two friends ... strangle a classmate for intellectual thrills and then proceed to throw a party for the victim's family and ...  

The Social Network 


On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. ...

South Park, The Complete Second Season 


Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stanley Kramer Collection 


A collection of five Stanley Kramer films: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Ship of Fools, Member of the Wedding, Wild One, and 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.



Jenna, a waitress at a small-town cafe, has a gift for making great pies. Seeking to make a better life for herself, she decides to compete for a $25,000 baking prize. An obnoxious husband, a potential pregnancy, and a handsome stranger provide further challenges.

Amy Trepal

Manager - Educational Films
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