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King corn by Aaron Woolf( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America. With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about America's modern food system--From publisher description
Race : the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
I am not your Negro by Raoul Peck( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using James Baldwin's unfinished final manuscript, Remember This House, this documentary follows the lives and successive assassinations of three of the author's friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., delving into the legacy of these iconic figures and narrating historic events using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. An up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, this film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter
The Invisible War by Kirby Dick( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Casualties of war rage beyond the battlefield. As ranks of women in the American military swell, so do incidents of rape. An estimated 30 percent of servicewomen and at least 1 percent of servicemen are sexually assaulted during their enlistment, not by the enemy, but at the hands of fellow soldiers. With stark clarity and escalating revelations, The Invisible War exposes a rape epidemic in the armed forces, investigating the institutions that perpetuate it as well as its profound personal and social consequences."--Distributor's website (http://www.rocoeducational.com/film.php?filmID=INW)
Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman( Visual )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated motion picture based on events in the director's own life, involving his attempts to both remember and verify his wartime experiences. After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal. At the end of the animated film is a very short segment of the film that shows live footage of war casualties
Half the sky by Nicholas D Kristof( Visual )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof meet individuals who are doing work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of challenge, transformation and hope
People like us : social class in America by Louis Alvarez( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. Travels across the U.S. to present stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices
A class apart( Visual )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, field hand Pete Hernández killed a tenant farmer after exchanging words in a cantina. From this murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would change the lives and legal standing of ten of millions of Americans. Tells the story of an underdog band of Mexican American lawyers who took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, where they challenged Jim Crow-style discriminiation against Mexican Americans. Lawyers forged a daring legal strategy, arguing that Mexican Americans were "a class apart" from a legal system that recognized only blacks and whites
The most dangerous man in America : Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. [The film tells how] one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court, a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War."
Hip-Hop : Beyond Beats and Rhymes( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics
The house I live in( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Brother Outsider : The Life of Bayard Rustin( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin who, although one of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, and an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual
The Weather Underground by Sam Green( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remarkable documentary traces the rise and fall of the Weathermen, a group of radical students, who, outaged by the Vietnam War and racism, tried to overthrow the U.S. government in the 1970's, bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. Here former members speak candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to "bring the war home" and the trajectory that placed them on the FBI's most wanted list
Last train home = Gui tu lie che by Lixin Fan( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verite, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan ... travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home's intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China's ascendance as an economic superpower"--Container
If a tree falls : a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat, ' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF
Latino Americans( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread
Between the folds : a film about finding inspiration in unexpected places by Vanessa Gould( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This award winning documentary 'Between the Folds' chronicles the stories of ten fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at hard-earned graduate degree - all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paperfolders. As they converge on the unlikely medium of origami, these artists and scientists reinterpret the world in paper, and bring forth a bold mix of sensibilities towards art, expressiveness, creativity and meaning. And, together these offbeat and provocative minds demonstrate the innumerable ways that art and science come to bear as we struggle to understand and honor the world around us - as artists, scientists, creators, collaborators, preservers, and simply curious beings. Photographed with an original score featuring the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the film paints an arresting portrait of the mysterious creative threads that bind us all - fusing science and sculpture, form and function, ancient and new."--Kanopy website
The Black Panthers : vanguard of the revolution by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Emory Douglas, Jamal Joseph, and many others, it's an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America."--Container
The Interrupters( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Interrupters tells stories of three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. The film's main subjects work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire. Founded by an epidemiologist who believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source. One of the cornerstones of the organization is the violence interrupters program. The Interrupters--who have credibility on the streets because of their own personal histories--intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence
My Country, My Country by Laura Poitras( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Arabic and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence, Dr. Riyadh struggles to understand the tragic contradiction of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy through the Middle East
 
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