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March 2014
Streaming Video

  

The Age of Iron  


Richard Miles looks at the winners, losers and survivors of the great Bronze Age collapse, a regional catastrophe that wiped out the achievements of civilisation in the Mediterranean about 3,000 years ago. In the new age of iron, civilisation would re-emerge, tempered in the flames of conflict, tougher and more resilient than ever before.

 

At Highest Risk  


Within the past decade, the Andean women in Peru have faced a massive sterilization campaign, exorbitant fines for homebirths, remnants of a deadly civil war, and the second highest maternal death rate in South America. Yet, as they have for centuries, the Quechua and Aymara people are fighting to preserve their traditions, beliefs and integrity. This is one of the most intimate looks at reproductive health care yet filmed in a developing country.

 

The Color of Justice  


Throughout our history, the African American's struggle for freedom has been linked to decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. This documentary recounts the long and troubled judicial journey from the Dred Scott Decision in 1857 to Brown vs. the Board of Education in 1954.

 

Last Dance     


A documentary about the collaboration between dance company Pilobolus and Maurice Sendak, who together created a dance-theater piece about the Holocaust.
Newly Acquired Films

The Act of Killing

 

The filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love.

Alexander

   

The story of Alexander the Great, who in 4th century BC conquered ninety percent of the known world of the time by defeating Greece, Persia, Afghanistan, and India in just eight years. 

Cassandra's Dream

 

When gambling debt and an expensive courtship place working-class brothers in a financial bind, a rich uncle offers them an out in exchange for committing murder.

The Cherokee Word for Water

 

About the events surrounding the late Wilma Mankiller's life that led to her political career, and ultimately to becoming the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

deepsouth

 

Documentary about the rural American South, and the people who inhabit its most quiet corners. Beneath layers of history, poverty -- and now soaring HIV infections -- four Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive.

Deus e o Diabo Na Terra Do Sol

 

Set in the sert‚o of Brazil in 1938, an impoverished couple, Manuel and Rosa, join a religious cult which is pursued by a hired killer. Portuguese Dialog

Double Dare

 

An action-packed documentary about the struggles of two stuntwomen in male-dominated Tinseltown to stay working, stay thin, and stay sane. Explores the lives of Jeannie Epper and Zoe Bell, stunt doubles for Wonder Woman and Xena.

Foreign Correspondent

 

A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war. It's wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing special effects.

Hart's War

 

Honor, courage, and sacrifice are revealed in unexpected ways as a ranking U.S. prisoner in a Nazi POW camp is joined in December 1944 by a law-student lieutenant who'd been captured despite his father's powerful military connections. When a black pilot from the famous Tuskeegee airmen is falsely accused of murdering a fellow prisoner, Lt. Hart tries his case and discovers the real motivation behind the ranking officer's kangaroo court.

A Home at the End of the World

 

This film chronicles a dozen years in the lives of two best friends, charting a journey of trials, triumphs, loves and losses. Now the question is: can they navigate the unusual triangle they've created and hold their friendship together?

Hunted

 

Sam Hunter, a highly skilled operative for an elite private security firm called Byzantium, ... narrowly survives an attempt on her life that may have been orchestrated by members of her own team. ...

The New World

 

Captain John Smith leaves the Jamestown fort to explore and trade with the Indians, but he is captured. Princess Pocahontas asks her father to spare Smith's life and they fall in love. When he returns to Jamestown, he finds the people starving. ...

Ondine

 

Tells the story of Syracuse, a simple fisherman who catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his trawler nets. The woman seems to be dead, but then she comes alive before Syracuse's eyes and he thinks he may be seeing things. However, with the help of his ailing yet irrepressible daughter, Annie, he comes to believe that the fantastical might be possible and that the woman (Ondine) might be a myth come true.

Peep Show, Series One to Five

 

Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.

Tigerland

 

Just released from the base stockade, recruit Roland Bozz joins a platoon of young soldiers preparing to ship out to Vietnam. His independence and outright defiance draw fire from his own men as well as commanding officers. But when the platoon is sent to Tigerland, a hellish training ground, Bozz's leadership and loyalty bring his men together, triggering extraordinary consequences.

Triage

 

After a traumatic near-death experience in Kurdistan, Mark, a battle-scarred war photographer, returns home without his friend and colleague David. As Mark struggles to recover, he reveals the shocking truth behind David's disappearance.

Understanding Hookup Culture

 

When it comes to intimacy and sex, young people today are apparently doing away with the old rules of romance and cutting straight to the chase. If recent reports are to be believed, the rise of hookup culture on college campuses is in the process of ...

Xmas Without China

 

Exploring the intersection of consumerism and immigration in American culture, XMAS WITHOUT CHINA is an intimate portrait of families wrestling with our drive to consume cheap products, but also with our desire for human connection and a sense of who we are in a fast-changing world.


Amy Trepal

Manager - Educational Films
Room 302, TCL
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