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Educational Film Collection

February 2014
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CivilRights: Oh, Freedom!

The inspiring story of the non-violent Civil Rights Movement, as it shared the struggle for Black equality, is narrated by Andrew Young. We witness the courage of African Americans like Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Fannie Lou Hamer as they boldly confronted racist oppression.


25 Years After "Roots of Soul": Contemporary Issues in Counseling Persons of BlackAfrican Ancestry

In 1982, Pasteur and Toldson published an intensive examination of Black expressive behavior in Roots of Soul. Themes introduced in this book provide critical guidelines for counseling African Americans. Dr. Toldson emphasizes the challenges counselors face when working within traditional counseling settings. He presents solutions that involve understanding, appreciating, and celebrating Black culture, contextualizing mental health issues, promoting social advocacy and justice, and using resilience models.


Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness

Is there a politics of knowledge? Who controls what knowledge is produced and how it will be used? Is there "objective" scholarship and, if so, how does it become politicized? These questions are examined through this groundbreaking film on the life and career of Melville J. Herskovits (1895-1963), the pioneering American anthropologist of African Studies and one of the most controversial intellectuals of the 20th century. How did this son of Jewish immigrants come to play such a decisive role in the shaping of modern African American and African identities? Herskovits emerges as an iconic figure in on-going debates in the social sciences over the ethics of representation and the right of a people to represent themselves.


Shirley Chisholm: First African American Congresswoman

Shirley Chisolm, born 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress and the first to campaign for the Presidency. She was an outspoken advocate for women and minorities during the seven terms she served in the House. Her legacy of political and social activism laid the foundation for the rise of women and Blacks in American politics.
Newly Acquired Films

3 Films by Roberto Rossellini 


The resulting collaboration produced a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama. Stromboli, Europe '51, and Journey to Italy ...  BLU-RAY   Italian dialog


Includes three new half-hour episodes and a couple of special features.

The Age of Stupid   


Pete Postlethwaite (the only fictional character) stars as an archivist living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, who spends his days looking at old footage from the years leading up to 2015 when a cataclysmic climate change took place. ...

Alexander Nevsky  


Biographical story of Prince Alexander Nevsky and his successful resistance against an attempt by the Teutonic Knights to invade Russia in 1242. Russian dialog

Animated Minds    


"This multi-award-winning collection of 8 three-to-six-minute micro-documentaries attempts to communicate the subjective experience of abnormal psychological states by blending edgy ... 


This set collects 51 episodes of the classic British spy series featuring Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.

Before the Nickelodeon   


Between the years 1894 to 1908, Edwin S. Porter was the leading American filmmaker. Follows his movie career, from his first job installing Thomas Edison's Vitascope machines in New York, ... 

Beijing 2008: Complete Opening Ceremony 


Video of the opening ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, from beginning to end. Also includes feature stories about China, interviews with, and profiles of participants.



Two detectives - the strong yet compassionate Detective Sergeant, Ellie Miller, and the by-the-book Detective Inspector, Alec Hardy - are brought together to solve the murder of an eleven year-old boy ...

Broken Blossoms    


Set in the Limehouse district of London, this is the story of Lucy, a 15-year-old living under the violent, abusive hand of her resentful prizefighter father, Battling Burrows. Driven from her home, ...


A moving, intimate, funny, and true-to-life look at the colorful stories of midwifery and families in East London in the '50s. Based on the bestselling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. When Jenny Lee first arrives in Poplar,  ...

The Closer, Season 1   


A female detective from Atlanta becomes the head of a special murder investigation unit in Los Angeles.

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope 


"Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and Wookiees can be themselves? Welcome to San Diego Comic-Con.  ...


A smooth-tongued attorney must deal with an extremely eclectic staff and student body when he is forced to attend a local community college after his education is deemed invalid by the bar.

The Day I Will Never Forget  


This film examines the practice of female genital mutilation in Kenya and the pioneering African women who are bravely reversing the tradition. Women speak candidly about the practice and explain ...

Doctor Who, 5th Series    


After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash. After falling from the sky, he pulls himself out ... BLU-RAY

Doctor Who, 7th Series   


The Eleventh Doctor returns in thirteen blockbuster episodes plus two specials, each a brand new epic adventure with new monsters ... BLU-RAY

Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. In the drawing rooms, library, and beautiful bedrooms, .... BLU-RAY

Dr. Kotnis: Ki amar Kahani    


During the Japanese invasion of China, a young Indian doctor joins the Chinese resistance, meets and courts a Chinese girl, cures a virulent plague, and is captured by a Japanese platoon. Hindi Dialog

Teach your employees how social rules, unconscious biases, and group think heavily influence how we analyze and make decisions.

The Farm: 10 Down   


Revisits the men living in Louisiana's Angola Prison ten years after the documentary The farm: life inside Angola Prison was initially filmed in 1997. Two of the original six prisoners interviewed ... 

The Farm: Angola USA   


The film provides an intimate look inside the lives of six inmates at the notorious maximum security Louisiana State Penitentiary. The filmmakers spent a year filming at what was widely known as "America's Bloodiest Prison," called Angola after the ...

French & Saunders Collection   


Comedians Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders spoof a number of motion pictures, television programs, and celebrities. 

Fresh Meat, 1st Series  


The perils and joys of house sharing and tutors in those first university years - a painfully amusing drama of self-discovery and errors of judgment, set on the brink of adult life... A group of six students -  ...

Gavin & Stacey, Season 1   


Gavin and Stacey speak every day on the phone at work, and yet they've never met ... until now. Gavin is an ordinary boy from England. Stacey is an ordinary girl from Wales. When Gavin and Stacey finally meet,...

Gavin & Stacey, Season 2   


Returns for a second season of romance and more misunderstandings and run-ins between their hilarious families! Season Two finds Gavin and Stacey just returning from their honeymoon. ...

Gavin & Stacey, Season 3   


Gavin and Stacey along with their dysfunctional family and friends return for a Christmas special and a final season. Season Three finds Smithy feeling left out now that his best friend Gavin has moved ...

Google & the World Brain   


In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a "World Brain" containing all of the world's knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be "so compact in its material form and so gigantic ...

The Graduates   


This two-part special examines the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population. Spanish dialog

Hava Nagila, The Movie   


Hava Nagila is instantly recognizable and musical shorthand for anything Jewish. But as audiences will discover, the song is much more than a tale of Jewish kitsch and bad bar mitzvah fashions....

Hidden Pictures   


Delaney Ruston visits people dealing with mental illness in India, South Africa, China, France, and the United States to see families in other cultures face similar challenges, to see what mental health care is like in various countries, and how people are accepted or rejected.

History & Memory   


Through collective history and personal memory, the impact of the evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II is examined.

A Hollis Frampton Odyssey   


Contains 24 films by the acclaimed filmmaker produced between 1966 and 1979. BLU-RAY

The Hour    


A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news program. Driven by quick-witted ...  BLU-RAY

How to Lose Your Virginity   


In this hilarious, alarming and eye-opening documentary, filmmaker Therese Shechter uses her own path out of 'virginity' to reveal the myths and misconceptions behind this so-called precious gift. Why is female virginity still so valued in our otherwise hyper-sexualized society? ... 

I Was Born, But ...   


A portrait of the financial and psychological toils of a family, as two young boys come to understand their father's low status in society. Silent film, Japanese intertitles

The Inbetweeners. The Complete Series   


Marooned in suburbia, four adolescent boys navigate the minefields of life with their hormones at full blast. Though the young lads try to convince the world they are sophisticated, sexy human beings, ...



After the death of their mother, a set of twins make a life-altering discovery. The pair travels to the Middle East on a mission to uncover the truth about the father they thought was dead who is still .... French dialog

The IT Crowd, 3rd Season   


There are reasons the IT Department of Reynholm Industries is kept in the building's basement. The department's employees are bitter slacker Roy, über-nerd Moss, and technically clueless Jen. Jen finds that her ...

The IT Crowd, 4th Season    


In season four, the lads try and fail yet again to socialize with the people upstairs, Jen tries to work her way up the corporate ladder by becoming Entertainment Manager ...

Ivan the Terrible   


Part I starts with the coronation of Ivan the Terrible and concludes with his return to power after the death of his wife. Part II covers the attempt to assassinate him in 1564. The third part of the saga was never made due to the death of Eisenstein. Russian dialog

Last Tango in Halifax   


Childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited on the internet after nearly 60 years. Their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age....

Meet Me in St. Louis   


A musical film set In Saint Louis before the 1904 World's Fair. Alonzo Smith threatens to uproot his family and move to New York, which greatly upsets his wife and four daughters. BLU-RAY

Meishi Street   


A documentary film showing the ordinary citizens of Meishi Street, an area on the southwest side of Beijing's Tian'anmen Square, as they protest eviction orders mandating that they move ... Chinese dialog

Miranda, Series 2   


It doesn't matter what Miranda attempts in life, whether it's dating or dealing with her overbearing mother, she always seems to fall flat on her face. Since Gary left for Hong Kong, and her chance at a relationship ...

Miranda, Series 3   


UK comedienne Miranda Hart returns for her third series of Miranda. It doesn't matter what Miranda attempts in life, whether it is dating or simply dealing with her overbearing mother, she always ...

Misfits, Series 1   


Being a superhero has never been such a pain. A gang of five teenage outsiders - party girl Alisha, hard-as-nails Kelly, one-time sporting hero Curtis, painfully shy nerd Simon and smart-alec Nathan ... 

Misfits, Series 2   


A freak storm left our posse of social outcasts with superpowers. But it's not just the ASBO Five who were affected by the storm. With the super-charged local townsfolk going the way of Gotham City, ... 

Misfits, Series 3   


All eight episodes from the third series of the E4 comedy drama following a gang of teenage outsiders who find themselves saddled with superpowers after getting caught up in a storm.

Modern Family, Season 3   


As the extended Pritchett/Dunphy clan faces an uproariously unpredictable array of family vacations, holiday hassles, troublesome in-laws, and surprising secrets, they still somehow manage to thrive together as one big, loving family even as they drive each other absolutely insane.

Moving Midway   


While his cousin relocates his family's ancestral plantation home, film critic Godfrey Cheshire looks into the Hinton family history and discovers an African American branch of the family previously unknown ...

Mr. Stokes' Mission   


On April 23, 1951, as senior class president of Robert Russa Morton High School in Prince Edward County, Farmville, Virginia, John Stokes helped organize a walkout by over 400 fellow African American ... 

The Newsroom, Season 1    


The Newsroom takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network, focusing on the on and off camera lives of its acerbic anchor, a new executive producer, and their newsroom staff.

Nobody's Business   


Alan Berliner takes on his reclusive father as the reluctant subject of this poignant and graceful study of family history and memory. What emerges is a uniquely cinematic biography that finds both .. 

Orphans of the Storm   


Two girls, raised as sisters, arrive in Paris on the eve of the French revolution only to be cruelly and tragically separated. Silent film

Passing Fancy   


Set in a crowded city tenement, a story of contrasts depicting an illiterate, lighthearted brewery worker, who is also a single father to a young, educated son. Their relationship is complicated when a woman becomes involved. Silent film, Japanese intertitles

Prime Suspect, Compete Collection   


Oscar winner Helen Mirren is Detective Jane Tennison, in a series that won more than 20 major international awards and raised the bar for police dramas. Tenacious, driven, and deeply flawed, ... BLU-RAY

Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy   


With their stripped-down aesthetic, largely nonprofessional casts, and unorthodox approaches to storytelling, these intensely emotional works were international sensations and came to define the neorealist movement. Shot in battle-ravaged Italy and Germany. Italian dialog

Searching for Lin Zhao's Soul   


Lin Zhao, a Christian and a student of Beijing University, grew from a pure, loyal follower into a valiant fighter against the Communists. ... Mandarin dialog

Secret Diary of a Call Girl   


Based on the real-life adventures of a high-class London escort. By day she's quiet and unassuming Hannah. But when night comes, she's Belle, the city's finest call girl. Juggling her own reality with her clients' fantasies can be difficult.

Sherlock, Season 1   


A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. The iconic details from : ... BLU-RAY

Sherlock, Season 2    


In A Scandal in Belgravia, Sherlock gets embroiled in the complex plans of the dangerous and desirable Irene Adler, and finds himself employing every one of his remarkable skills .... BLU-RAY



A sudden inexplicable spate of shootings rips through the market town of Southcliffe. The lives of those left behind are torn apart. In this haunting four-part drama a journalist reporting on the tragedy finds himself ...

Southland, Season 1   


A raw and authentic look at the police unit in Los Angeles. From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East LA, Southland is a fast-moving drama that will take you inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims, and their families.

Southland, Season 2-4   


The Southland is Los Angeles: sandy beaches, Bel-Air mansions, gangbangers and drug deals gone wrong. It's where the rookies and veterans of a stand-up LAPD unit see all the violence and fear a big city ...

Sporting Chance   


Title IX and its influence are often infused with biting criticism or passionate support. First signed into law in 1972 as part of the Education Amendments Act, Title IX was not intended to redefine the world of ... 



Meet 50 incredibly diverse students who take us on a powerful, intimate journey to see how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are shaping the lives of today's American teens ...  

Terminator 2: Judgement Day   


In the year 2029, a computer called Skynet is fighting against a human resistance force, after having nearly destroyed the rest of humanity in 1997. .... BLU-RAY

Tokyo Chorus   


His son wants a bicycle, his daughter a balloon, his wife just wants to have financial stability. Low wage-earning dad Okajima is counting on his bonus to make ends meet. ... Silent film, Japanese & English intertitles

Toy Boy, Season 1   


Set in the fictitious Summerhouse Estate, Top Boy is an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city urban drug and gang culture in East London. Thirteen-year-old Ra Nell is left alone ...

Tough Guise 2   


In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic  ... 



A pre-operative transsexual learns that she fathered a child years earlier.



Miguel, a respected Peruvian fisherman, is expecting his first child with his beautiful wife, Mariela. However, their peaceful existence is threatened by Miguel's love for Santiago, ... Spanish dialog

Velvet Goldmine   


It's been 10 years since a glam-rock superstar faked his own death and vanished from the spotlight. Now, it's the job of an investigative reporter to locate this living legend and uncover the truth behind his disappearance! BLU-RAY

Wearing Hijab   


Six women who were born into Muslim families or who chose to convert to Islam talk about being Muslim in the United States, and their choice of whether to wear the traditional veil, the hijab: Mariam Popal, ... 



The streets of Whitechapel are awash with blood. A murderer stalks the night, picking off vulnerable women and leaving them brutally butchered. The locals live in fear and the police, ...

Zhao Liang Collection   


The first film is a documentary on a place in Beijing where people come to wait for their petitions to be heard. Many of the people waiting in this place have been trying for years to right wrongs... Mandarin dialog

Amy Trepal

Manager - Educational Films
Room 302, TCL
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