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    • Freedom summer
      Freedom summer
      American Experience Films
      "In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death"--Container.
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    • Eyes on the prize [videorecording] : America's civil rights years
      Eyes on the prize [videorecording] : America's civil rights years
      a production of Blackside
      The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today.
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    • Kingdom of the apes
      Kingdom of the apes

      Deep in Tanzania's Gombe National Park, where Jane Goodall began her pioneering work, epic and startling dramas worthy of Shakespeare are lived out by chimpanzees and gorillas. In a kingdom where 'royal' families rule with tolerance and battle fiercely, seethe with resentment and love tenderly, power players endlessly jockey for position in the quest for the throne.
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    • Charlton Heston presents the Bible [videorecording]
      Charlton Heston presents the Bible [videorecording]
      an Agamemnon Films production a Jones Programming Partners Ltd. and Goodtimes Entertainment presentation
      The stories were told through the generations, stories of what had happened and what was to come. 'The best stories there ever were,' Charlton Heston says about these Biblical accounts. Collection includes: Genesis; The Story of Moses; Jesus of Nazareth; and The Passion.
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    • I am Bruce Lee [videorecording]
      I am Bruce Lee [videorecording]
      Network and Spike TV present
      I Am Bruce Lee is the amazing story of one of the greatest icons ever to enter the public consciousness, the first film to truly tell Bruce Lee's story in his own words and actions, as well as through the eyes of international stars from the worlds of film, television, music and sports.
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    • 9/11 : voices from the air.
      9/11 : voices from the air.

      The extraordinary story of the 9/11 terrorist attacks through the actual audio recordings made of the day's critical communications. Hear unreleased recordings made between Air Traffic Control, the Federal Aviation Authority, the Military, and the hijackers combined with personal testimony from the actual people involved. Also featured are telephone messages left by passengers from the planes and intimate interviews with their families, as they recall their loved ones final moments.
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    • 12 o'clock boys
      12 o'clock boys
      Oscilloscope Laboratories, Framework Imgs., Prospekt, Aletherium, & Mission Film present
      A notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore pops wheelies, weaves at excessive speeds through traffic, and impressively evades the hamstrung police. Their 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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    • Atlantis [videorecording]
      Atlantis [videorecording]
      Pioneer Film and Television Productions Ltd
      Explore the mystery of Atlantis, the lost city, through dramatized possible explanations for its demise.
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    • Boredom
      Boredom
      an Ennui Inc. production
      The first serious documentary on boredom. Director Albert Nerenberg asks why the subject of boredom has been so religiously avoided and shows that boredom isn't what one think it is. The film's breakthrough research suggests boredom is likely a state of stress. It may also be killing people. Perhaps the powers that be would rather people not know that, especially if one is inside some kind of educational institution or dead end job.
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    • Brooklyn castle [videorecording]
      Brooklyn castle [videorecording]
      Producers Distribution Agency presents
      I.S.318 is an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level, that also happens to have the best, most winning junior high school chess team in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard.
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    • Brownstones to red dirt [videorecording]
      Brownstones to red dirt [videorecording]
      Copper Pot Pictures
      Kids from Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy projects and orphans from Sierra Leone's brutal civil war have one thing in common: no one gives them a chance. Brownstones to Red Dirt, a feature-length documentary tells the story of how these lost groups find one another through a pen pal program that not only shapes their lives, but also shows them that even if they can't count on the world, they can count on each other.
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    • Burt's buzz
      Burt's buzz
      produced and directed by Jody Shapiro.
      Shapiro takes us into the reclusive backwoods world of beekeeper Shavitz, still committed to living off the land in Maine, as he has since the 1970s, in a renovated turkey coop with no running water. Shapiro explores Shavitz's peculiar relationship with the company he co-founded with Roxanne Quimby. The birth of Burt's Bees and its emergence as a lucrative brand may be the stuff of legend, but it's also contentious: Shavitz sold his shares decades ago, reaping virtually nothing from the company
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    • Fed up
      Fed up
      Radius-TWC and Atlas Films presents in association with Artemis Rising Foundation and Diamond Docs
      Narrated by Katie Couric, the film blows the lid off everything that was known about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, it follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals why the conventional wisdom of 'exercise and eat right' is not ringing true for millions of people.
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    • Finding Atlantis [videorecording]
      Finding Atlantis [videorecording]
      National Geographic.
      From the collection of National Geographic classics about ancient civilizations.
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    • The house I live in
      The house I live in
      a film by Eugene Jarecki
      For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, revealing profound human rights implications.
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    • Inside 9/11 [videorecording] : the war continues
      Inside 9/11 [videorecording] : the war continues
      producer/writer, Kristen Akers Gozdecki
      "... tells the evolving story of radical Islam's war against the West. Osama bin Laden has finally been brought to justice, but al Qaeda is still going strong. For bin Laden, 9/11 was just the beginning--the attack was designed to spark a revolution and create a whole new generation of men willing to wage jihad against America. But ten years later, these same men have eclipsed bin Laden on the global stage. And their call to jihad has gone viral with terror groups using the Internet to recruit and radicalize future attackers in the name of Allah"--Container.
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    • Ivory tower : is college worth the cost?
      Ivory tower : is college worth the cost?
      a CNN Films Production
      Is college worth the cost? Groundbreaking filmmaker Andrew Rossi asks the critical question about the value of higher education, revealing how colleges have come to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. With student-loan debt now over the one trillion dollar mark, the once-great American institution is at a breaking point. The film explores the current education crisis from the halls of Harvard, to community colleges, to online learning.
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    • Madonna [videorecording] : truth or dare
      Madonna [videorecording] : truth or dare
      Miramax Films presents a Propaganda Films/Boy Toy production, an Alek Keshishian Film
      Documentary which presents an intimate view of the rock music star, Madonna and a backstage look at her 1990 "Blond Ambition" tour.
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    • Moms Mabley
      Moms Mabley
      HBO Documentary Films
      Jackie "Moms" Mabley was an African-American stand-up comic and showbiz pioneer who emerged from the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American Vaudeville to become a mainstream star on the stage and TV. Mabley pushed the boundaries of comedy by tackling topics such as gender, sex, and racism, making her one of the first taboo-pushing comedians on the comedy circuit. Once billed as "The Funniest Woman in the World", she performed up until her death in 1975. Whoopi Goldberg directs and appears.
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    • Storm of the century [videorecording]
      Storm of the century [videorecording]
      produced by the National Geographic Society
      On March 13, 1993, a catastrophic storm pounds a 1,200-mile swath from Florida to Canada, killing about 270 people.
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    • Whitey : United States of America v. James J. Bulger
      Whitey : United States of America v. James J. Bulger
      directed by Joe Berlinger.
      A sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within the nationb2ss law enforcement and legal systems.
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    • Navy SEALs
      Navy SEALs

      Features four revealing films previously seen on the Discovery Channel. Award-winning director and producer Gordon Forbes III lived beside and filmed the Navy's commando force for more than six years in order to make the films in this revealing collection. Go inside the world of a U.S. Navy SEAL; High-speed boats, top-secret aircraft, assault vehicles and mini submarines; Experience 'Hell Week' without the pain of actually going through it; and more.
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    • Animal atlas. Animal 123's
      Animal atlas. Animal 123's

      Animal 123's introduces preschoolers to the vast and amazing animal kingdom and basic counting and number recognition skills simultaneously! Filled with songs, games, rhymes, and puzzles, Animal 123's is entertainment that encourages child development and an awareness and appreciation of animals everywhere. Specially-designed to fascinate and delight children.
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    • Leapfrog. The magnificent museum of opposite words [videorecording]
      Leapfrog. The magnificent museum of opposite words [videorecording]
      Ron Myrick
      Scout and his friends, Violet, Eli and Penny have all kind of learning adventures along with their magical toy car, Axle. They are engaged in a game when they learn that the Museum of Opposite Words is opening in their town today. They hurry off to the museum where they find the Beaver Brothers struggling to get the exhibits completed in time for the opening night. Together they use vocabulary skills to unlock the clues and help the Brothers complete all of the exhibits in the nick of time.
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    • Prep for preschool.
      Prep for preschool.

      Young viewers go on a musical journey from A to Z and from one to ten. Children will learn letter recognition, words that begin with the particular letter and the sound that the letter makes. Next, counting animals, machines and other objects keeps children interested, as they master their numbers! Lastly, Shapes and Colors are also presented in a fun game-playing approach.
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    • Bible secrets revealed
      Bible secrets revealed
      Prometheus Pictures
      For thousands of years, The Holy Bible has been the foundation on which Judaism and Christianity are built. But is it history, or myth? Who wrote it? How old is it? It's been copied, translated, edited and censored, but how accurate is it to its original intention? Explore the mysteries and uncover the hidden facts about the most read book in human history, featuring on-location photography, compelling reenactments and insightful interviews with scholars, archaeologists and religious leaders.
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    • The world wars
      The world wars
      producer, David White
      Adolf Hitler. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Benito Mussolini. Winston Churchill. Charles de Gaulle. George Patton. Before they were the giants of WWII, they were infantrymen and privates in WWI, the war to end all wars. The story of the devastating three decades of twentieth-century world war is told through the eyes of the men whose characters were forged in the trenches before they commanded a world on the brink of disaster.
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    • Integrated Chinese [videorecording] = Zhong wen ting shuo du xie. Level 1, Part 1. DVD
      Integrated Chinese [videorecording] = Zhong wen ting shuo du xie. Level 1, Part 1. DVD
      created and produced by Cheng & Tsui Company, Inc.
      A companion DVD to the textbook Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1, third edition by Yuehua Liu and Daozhong Yao. Live-action videos revolve around the real-life situations of the Integrated Chinese characters and present all 10 dialogues and narratives from the Level 1, pt. 1 textbook. Intended to help students improve their communicative skills as well as increase their familiarity with Chinese culture. "Culture Minutes" related to the topics in each lesson take students onto the streets of Beijing, where they can listen in on unscripted, informal conversations with native speakers of Chinese
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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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    • Sight words. Level 2
      Sight words. Level 2

      Join Brad, Susan, and friends discover words presented in context and in ways that help reading for meaning. Humor and entertainment keep kids focused, and fun activities engages learners. Bonus features boost spelling skills. Covers 68 words including all Dolch primer words and many words from Fry's list. Kindergarten to first grade level.
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    • UFC 173/174 : Barao vs. Dillashaw, Johnson vs. Bagautinov.
      UFC 173/174 : Barao vs. Dillashaw, Johnson vs. Bagautinov.

      Owner of a remarkable 35-fight unbeaten streak, Renan Barao will put his UFC bantamweight title on the line when he faces contender TJ Dillashaw in the main event of UFC 173. Fresh off a first-round knockout of Urijah Faber in February, the Brazilian bomber has every intention of doing the same to Dillashaw, an offensive machine who has five Octagon victories. Plus, welterweight knockout artists Robbie Lawler and Jake Ellenberger both look to move into position for a 170-pound title shot.
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    • 2012 basketball season in review. Kentucky Wildcats [videorecording]
      2012 basketball season in review. Kentucky Wildcats [videorecording]
      IMG Media.
      The Kentucky Wildcats are the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions! Celebrate the team's historic season with this exclusive look at the Wildcats championship run featuring behind the scenes video alongside interviews with players and head coach John Calipari. Led by freshman Anthony Davis, the Associated Press' college basketball Player of the Year, watch the Kentucky Wildcats wrap up an unforgettable season!
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    • Mike Tyson [videorecording] : undisputed truth
      Mike Tyson [videorecording] : undisputed truth
      HBO Films
      Filmed before a live audience in New York City, this offers a front-row seat to the former heavyweight champion's hit one-man stage show, both of which were directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee. Raw, honest, powerful and full of humor, it features Tyson recounting his life's highs and lows. He opens up about such subjects as his troubled youth, landmark boxing career, time in prison, and family with the same charisma he showed in the ring.
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    • Brothers of destruction.
      Brothers of destruction.

      Chronicles the long and storied history of the partnership of The Undertaker and his half-brother, Kane. Following Kane's introduction to WWE in the late '90s, he and the Undertaker engaged in bitter battles before finally uniting as a team known as the 'Brothers of Destruction.' Their on-again, off-again partnership captured the imagination of the WWE Universe throughout the next decade, with memorable battles both individually and as a team.
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    • Sting
      Sting
      WWE.
      Chronicle's The Sting's entire career from his Mid-South days as part of the Blade-Runners through his last WCW match vs. Ric Flair on the very last episode of WCW Monday Nitro. The film features more than two dozen matches in total.
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