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    • The American presidents. 1945-2010, post war & contemporary United States [videorecording]
      The American presidents. 1945-2010, post war & contemporary United States [videorecording]
      produced by Disney Educational Productions
      A fresh and relevant narrative about the men who led this country through change and the lives they affected, from an early idea of democracy to our first African-American President.
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    • Finding Vivian Maier
      Finding Vivian Maier
      Sundance Selects
      Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Vivian's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photos, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
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    • No mas [videorecording]
      No mas [videorecording]
      ESPN Films presents a Live Star Entertainment production
      In the midst of boxing's contemporary golden age stood two fighters who established a captivating rivalry. Their pair of bouts within a span of just over five months in 1980 had all the trappings of instant classics. Sugar Ray Leonard, who had become a household name after a Gold Medal-winning performance at the 1976 Summer Olympics, versus Roberto Duran, the toughest, some said meanest, fighter of all time.
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    • Insomnia
      Insomnia
      Erik Skjoldbjrg.
      Stellan Skarsgard plays an enigmatic Swedish detective with a checkered past who arrives in a small town in northern Norway to investigate the death of a teenage girl. As he digs deeper into the heinous killing, his own demons and the tyrannical midnight sun begin to take a toll.
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    • 12 o'clock boys
      12 o'clock boys
      director, cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, Lotfy Nathan
      A notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore that pops wheelies, weaves at excessive speeds through traffic, and impressively evades the hamstrung police. Their stunning antics are viewed through the eyes of adolescent Pug, a bright kid from the Westside obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks.
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    • Argo : the secret story.
      Argo : the secret story.

      Showcases Argo, the top-secret CIA mission created to rescue six Americans who escaped from the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran during 1979. The program analyzes the Iran Hostage crisis, revealing the actions taken by the escapees to seek safety with Canadian diplomats in Tehran. After learning of the six escapedAmericans, CIA agent Tony Mendez devises a cunning plan to rescue the group of diplomats by disguising them as a Hollywood film crew.
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    • Big joy : the adventures of James Broughton
      Big joy : the adventures of James Broughton
      produced & directed by Stephen Silha & Eric Slade.
      James Broughton was at the center of San Francisco when the city exploded with artistic expression. His remarkable story spans the post-war San Francisco renaissance, his escape to Europe during the McCarthy years, the acclaim he recieved for his films and poetry, finding his soul mate at age 61, and finally, his ascendancy as a highly revered figure in the sexual liberation movement.
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    • A Brony tale.
      A Brony tale.

      Canadian voiceover artist Ashleigh Ball has been the voice of numerous cartoon characters. However, when she was hired as the voice of Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash on the fourth generation installment of Hasbro's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic series, she had no idea she was about to become an Internet phenomenon and voice celebrity among a very unique type of fan, the Bronies.
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    • Dear Mr. Watterson [videorecording] : [an exploration of Calvin & Hobbes]
    • Elaine Stritch : shoot me
      Elaine Stritch : shoot me
      Sundance Selects and Smart Broad Films present
      A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, the documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both on stage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, and Nathan Lane.
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    • Empire
      Empire
      produced by First Television, Engine Room, and John Joseph Productions
      The Empire State Building is perhaps the most recognizable building in the world. Now, as the Empire State Building nears its 80th anniversary, a new building is rising above Manhattan to join it in defining the New York skyline: Tower One of the World Trade Center. Sitting next to the footprints of the fallen Twin Towers, this building will also have a strong emotional symbolism for Americans. Empire tells the fascinating story behind these two steel giants.
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    • GMO OMG
      GMO OMG
      Submarine Deluxe
      "Director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can't gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family's table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?--Film's website.
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    • The hooping life.
      The hooping life.

      Hula-hooping is back. From South Central to South Africa, witness the rise of an infectious new subculture at the intersection of fitness, art, spirituality, and entrepreneurship. Introduced by hooper Shaquille Ob2sNeal with a score by Basement Jaxx, follow eight pioneers of the movement who sometimes left an established career to make a living as hoop-makers, performers, and teachers. The film alternates between performance footage and interviews, self-filmed video diaries and street practice.
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    • Project Nim [videorecording]
      Project Nim [videorecording]
      Roadside Attractions, HBO Documentary Films, BBC Films and UK Film Council present a Red Box Films production in association with Passion Pictures
      The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society.
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    • Secrets of the dead. Mona Lisa mystery
      Secrets of the dead. Mona Lisa mystery
      a Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH production in association with Thirteen Productions
      It is the most famous painting in the world, created by the hand of a genius, marveled at by millions every year in the Louvre in Paris, but could there be a second Mona Lisa? In 1913, an interesting portrait surfaced, the so-called 'Isleworth Mona Lisa.' Using sophisticated scientific analysis, scientists will test both paintings to determine whether Leonardo da Vinci painted an earlier version of the iconic portrait.
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    • Theatreland
      Theatreland
      a West Park Pictures production in association with Uppercut Films for Sky Arts Programs
      The first ever observational documentary series to look behind the scenes at one of London's premiere West End venues, the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The series follows the Theatre's busy daily life, from front of house to the production team's back stage, working to get a new production up and running. This also includes the arrival of a new artistic director Sean Mathias and his first production, Waiting for Godot which features two legends of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
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    • The way he makes them feel [videorecording] : a Michael Jackson fan documentary
      The way he makes them feel [videorecording] : a Michael Jackson fan documentary
      director, Todd Lamps
      From all over the world, meet fans of all ages, religions, backgrounds, and races who found solace and inspiration from one man - Michael Jackson. Discover the unexpected ways he influenced people's lives beyond his power as a pop star. This insightful documentary reveals how people discovered him and are impacted by him, not only in his life, but also after his death. Their stories and sentiments will reveal not only an artist, humanitarian, and musical innovator, but simply a man, seen through the eyes of those that loved him the most in so many diverse ways, his fans.
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    • Baby Prodigy. Baby preschool, shapes, colors and games [videorecording]
      Baby Prodigy. Baby preschool, shapes, colors and games [videorecording]
      the Baby Prodigy Company
      Join in the fun and laughs with Dookie Duck, his little sister Dottie, the Barber Shape Quartet, and the Shoe Box Theater while little ones learn about shapes, colors, cause and effect, reasoning, and early developmental problem solving. Based upon recent studies, brain development and happiness inspire a child's imagination and creativity. Demonstrated here are stimulating activities for parents and their children to play together using everyday objects.
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    • Genetic roulette : the gamble of our lives
      Genetic roulette : the gamble of our lives
      directed by Jeffrey M. Smith
      "Never-before-seen evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the U.S. population, especially among children...Monsanto's strong arm tactics, the FDA's fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms." -- Container.
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    • The rise of the Nazi Party
      The rise of the Nazi Party
      directors, Chris Lethbridge [and others].
      How did Adolf Hitler and his small band of criminal conspirators persuade the German people to follow them into a nightmare of brutality, genocide, and military defeat? The documentary chronicles how Hitler rose to power by exploiting the economic turmoil of the time. Through archival film footage, interviews, and dramatic reconstructions, it's the true story of the rise and fall of the Nazis, from Hitler's recovery in a hospital at the end of WWI to his dramatic final days in a Berlin bunker.
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    • Discover Microsoft Excel 2013
      Discover Microsoft Excel 2013

      Excel users have been crying out for new, more functional features that will eliminate workarounds and give new solutions to old problems. Excel 2013 has the answers and pulls back the curtain on what makes this new version so special, shows viewers whatb2ss new and explains how the revamped tool options can simplify workloads by improving number crunching and upgrading data presentation.
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    • Discover Microsoft Excel 2013 : charts & graphs.
      Discover Microsoft Excel 2013 : charts & graphs.

      With its 2013 version, Excel proves again thereb2ss so much more to it than processing data. Descriptive and dazzling graphic options, integrated animation, Sparkline text, even the new Excel App; so many possibilities to make data come alive and make an impact. An easy-to-understand, concentrated video training tool focuses on the most critical concepts needed to know to turn boring spreadsheets into expressive and informative charts and graphs.
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    • Discover Microsoft Excel 2013 : shortcuts.
      Discover Microsoft Excel 2013 : shortcuts.

      The top ten Excel shortcuts of all time, dozens of additional time-saving techniques, and insider tips. From eliminating keystrokes with Flash Fill to the untapped power of Fill Handle and PivotTable Reports, these surprisingly simple actions will change how work is done. It lets viewers pick the speed, and focus, of the lessons.
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    • Discover Microsoft Word 2013 : basic & advanced skills.
      Discover Microsoft Word 2013 : basic & advanced skills.

      Word has gone through such a major makeover with its 2013 version and here is a DVD tour guide. New tools to streamline workloads and power-up documents. Tracking changes, time-saving formatting, embedding videos, adding richer comments, using reading mode and so much more, Word documents are in for a heavy-duty upgrade!
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    • Heroes and Legends : the most influential characters of literature
    • MMA sambo. Vol. 2 [videorecording]
      MMA sambo. Vol. 2 [videorecording]
      I-Prod presente
      Shares simple techniques taken from sambo and achievable in MMA.
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    • Dance off the inches. Hip hop jam.
      Dance off the inches. Hip hop jam.

      Dance off the inches with three hot dance styles and workouts. Break a sweat dancing to a funk groove, Cali pop, and street style.
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    • Mix & match walk blasters
      Mix & match walk blasters
      Walk Production.
      Includes ten different mini-walks. Create workout combinations with the easy-to-use DVD menu. Hundreds of possible workout combinations; make a new workout each day.
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    • Qi gong
      Qi gong

      This 2-Disc Set is a comprehensive guide to understanding and learning the 4,000-year-old techniques of Qi Gong, the Chinese practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. Qi Gong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one's true nature.
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    • The shortest way home : Mere Christianity and C. S. Lewis
      The shortest way home : Mere Christianity and C. S. Lewis
      Christian History Institute presents an Ensign Media film; Directed by Tom Dallis; Written by Amy Dallis.
      "A re-introduction to an apologetic classic...An introductory review to Lewis' classic work on issues of faith and reason." -Container
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    • Science I need to know. Air and wind.
      Science I need to know. Air and wind.

      Bailey, an adventurous and inquisitive kid, explores the world with the help of his two friends Boggs, a mischievous frog and Maggie, the magical magnifying glass. Bailey learns about the wind, as he experiences it. With help from Maggie and Bailey, viewers learn about the complexity of wind and air, and they come to understand that air is moving all around them.
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    • UFC 171. Hendricks vs. Lawler.
      UFC 171. Hendricks vs. Lawler.

      The talent-rich welterweight division will take center stage at UFC 171 on Saturday, March 15th in Dallas. A new 170-pound champion will be crowned when Johny 'Bigg Rigg' Hendricks battles 'Ruthless Robbie Lawler for the vacant title. Plus, former interim titleholder 'The Natural Born Killer' Carlos Condit continues his quest for another shot at championship glory when he squares off against hard-hitting Tyron 'The Chosen One' Woodley.
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    • Baseball. Disc 4
      Baseball. Disc 4

      "It was a time of legends, forged in sunny ballparks and over the crackling waves of exciting new technologies like radio and television. Babe Ruth. Lou Gehrig. Jackie Robinson. Joe DiMaggio. Duke Snider. Willie Mays. Mickey Mantle. These names have become synonymous with greatness, and the men who bore them all played key roles in making baseball America's National Pastime. This .... video-book takes a nostalgic and in-depth look at Baseball's Golden Age."--Container.
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    • Baseball. Disc 1
      Baseball. Disc 1

      "It was a time of legends, forged in sunny ballparks and over the crackling waves of exciting new technologies like radio and television. Babe Ruth. Lou Gehrig. Jackie Robinson. Joe DiMaggio. Duke Snider. Willie Mays. Mickey Mantle. These names have become synonymous with greatness, and the men who bore them all played key roles in making baseball America's National Pastime. This .... video-book takes a nostalgic and in-depth look at Baseball's Golden Age."--Container.
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    • 2014 NCAA men's basketball championship : Connecticut 60, Kentucky 54 : The UCONN Huskies' fourth national championship
      2014 NCAA men's basketball championship : Connecticut 60, Kentucky 54 : The UCONN Huskies' fourth national championship
      CBS Sports.
      Relive the tip-to-buzzer excitement as the 2014 NCAA National Basketball Championship game is displayed in its entirety.
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    • Ultimate Warrior
      Ultimate Warrior

      He is one of the most colorful and intense Superstars of all time, the Ultimate Warrior. Now for the first time ever, WWE honors his illustrious career with this ultimate collection of bone-crunching matches. Feel the power of the warrior over three discs, featuring battles against all his biggest rivals such as Hulk Hogan, Jake Roberts, Ravishing Rick Rude, Sgt. Slaughter and more.
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    • D-Day's sunken secrets
      D-Day's sunken secrets
      written, produced and directed by Doug Hamilton.
      On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to the first complete survey of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. D-Day's Sunken Secrets unfolds an account of the tumultuous events and reveals how the Allies' intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to the ambitious and risky military operation.
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