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A Century of Color: Maya Weaving and Textiles cover photo

A Century of Color: Maya Weaving and Textiles

2007, DVD, color, 53 min.
Distributed by Endangered Threads Documentaries, 1530 Tuolumne St., Vallejo, CA 94590
Produced by Endangered Threads Documentaries

Recommended

Subjects: Weaving, Textiles, Anthropology, Guatemala, Central American Studies
Date Entered:05/02/11


Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine    cover photo

Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine

2013, DVD, color, 93 min.
Distributed by Clarity Films, 2600 Tenth Street, Suite 412, Berkeley, CA 94710; 510-841-3469
Produced by Connie Field

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Israel, West Bank Occupied Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Political Science, Martin Luther King, Nonviolence, African Americans, Theater, Gospel Music
Date Entered:09/09/14


Angel Azul    cover photo

Angel Azul

2014, DVD , color, 72 min.
Distributed by Collective Eye Films, 2305 SE Yamhill Street, Suite 101, Portland OR 97214; 503-232-5345
Produced by Marcelina Cravat

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Coral Reefs, Sculpture, Climate Change, Water Pollution, Tourism
Date Entered:02/02/15


Band of Sisters: The Remarkable Journey of Catholic Nuns in the United States cover photo

Band of Sisters: The Remarkable Journey of Catholic Nuns in the United States

2012, DVD , color, b&w footage and stills; 88 min.
Distributed by Band of Sisters Limited, 11757 S. Bell Ave., Chicago, IL 60643; 773-445-3311
Produced by Mary Fishman

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Nuns, Catholicism, Vatican II, Social Justice, Human Rights
Date Entered:12/17/13


Big Voice cover photo

Big Voice

2015, DVD, color, 83 min.
Distributed by The Video Project, 145 - 9th St., Suite 102, San Francisco, CA 94103; 800-475-2638
Produced by Varda Bar-Kar

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Music Education, Arts Education
Date Entered:09/16/16


Bön: Mustang to Menri cover photo

Bön: Mustang to Menri

2011, DVD, color, 60 min.
Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources, 101 Morse Street, Watertown, MA 02472; 617-926-0491
Produced by Andrea Heckman and Rose Gordon

Recommended

Subjects: Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Tibet, Nepal, India
Date Entered:07/09/13


Breath of the Gods: A Journey to the Origins of Modern Yoga cover photo

Breath of the Gods: A Journey to the Origins of Modern Yoga

2012, DVD , Color with b&w archival footage and re-enactments, 105 min.
Distributed by Kino Lorber Edu, 333 West 39 St, Suite 503, New York, NY 10018; 212-629-6880
Produced by Jan Schmidt-Garre and Marieke Schroeder

Recommended

Subjects: Yoga, T. Krishnamacharya, B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois
Date Entered:03/21/14


Bridging Urban America: The Story of Master Engineer Ralph Modjeski   cover photo

Bridging Urban America: The Story of Master Engineer Ralph Modjeski

2016, DVD , color, 87 min.
Distributed by Bridging Urban America
Produced by Basia and Leonard Myszynski

Recommended

Subjects: Biography, Engineering, Transportation, Urban Areas, Bridges
Date Entered:02/03/17


Destination Fashion: India cover photo

Destination Fashion: India

2009, DVD, color, 28 min.
Distributed by Landmark Media, 3450 Slade Run Ddrive, Falls Church, VA 22042; 1-800-342-4336
Produced by Electric Sky Co

Recommended

Subjects: Fashion Design, Art, Business, Needlework, Popular Culture
Date Entered:02/25/10


Dreaming Against the World    cover photo

Dreaming Against the World

2015, DVD, color, 35 min.
Distributed by Grasshopper Films, 12 East 32nd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Produced by Tim Sternberg, Francisco Bello, Frederick L Gordon, Scott Mosier

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Artists, Writers, Biography, China, Human Rights, Cultural Revolution
Date Entered:02/03/17


Drop City cover photo

Drop City

2012, DVD , color, with b&w sequences, 82 min.
Distributed by Seventh Art Releasing, 1614 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323-845-1455
Produced by Joan Grossman and Tom McCourt

Recommended

Subjects: Artists, Colorado, Geodesic Domes
Date Entered:09/09/14


Finding the Gold Within    cover photo

Finding the Gold Within

2014, DVD, color, 92 min.
Distributed by The Video Project, PO Box 411376, San Francisco, CA 94141-1376; 800-475-2638
Produced by Karina Epperlein

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Adolescents, African Americans, Mentoring, Racism, Stereotyping
Date Entered:07/01/15


Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui cover photo

Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui

2011, DVD, color, 53 min.
Distributed by Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by Prince Street Pictures

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Biography, Art, Environmental Studies, African Studies
Date Entered:12/21/11


Frekuensia Kolombiana cover photo

Frekuensia Kolombiana

2006, DVD, color, 58 min.
Distributed by H2O Newsreel, 545 Eighth Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018; 212-947-9277
Produced by Intermundos and Further Productions

Recommended

Subjects: Music, Hip Hop Music, Poetry, Dance, Art, South American Studies, Popular Culture, Sociology, Human Rights
Date Entered:03/08/10


Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould cover photo

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

2009, DVD, color, 113 min.
Distributed by Kino Lorber Edu, 333 West 39 St, Suite 503, New York, NY 10018; 212-629-6880
Produced by Peter Raymont

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Biography, Music
Date Entered:08/08/11


Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production    cover photo

Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production

2017, DVD, color and b&w, subtitles in English, Spanish, German, French, Russian and Japanese
Distributed by Tugg, Inc., 855-321-8844
Produced by Briar Levit

Recommended

Subjects: Graphic Design, Print Industry, Desktop Publishing
Date Entered:08/17/18


Growing Season  cover photo

Growing Season

2017, DVD, color, 70 min.
Distributed by Tugg, Inc., 855-321-8844
Produced by Evan Briggs, Stephanie Wang-Breal and Carrie Weprin

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Aging, Child Care, Elder Care, Intergenerational Communities
Date Entered:12/11/18


Hansel und Gretel: Opera in Three Acts cover photo

Hansel und Gretel: Opera in Three Acts

2008, DVD, color, 1 hr. 55 min., in German, with English subtitles
Distributed by Films for the Humanities and Sciences
Producer n/a

Recommended

Subjects: Music, Opera
Date Entered:01/19/11


Harmontown

2014, DVD, color, 102 min., English, with occasional subtitles in English for clarity
Distributed by The Orchard, 23 E. 4th Street, 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10013
Produced by Neil Berkeley

Recommended

Subjects: Comedy, Road Tours, Writing, Alcoholism
Date Entered:08/23/17


Islam Unknown cover photo

Islam Unknown

2010, DVD, color, 208 min.
Distributed by Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by Elders Special Productions B.V.

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Islam, Religious Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Science
Date Entered:11/06/12


Journey to the West (Xi You)   cover photo

Journey to the West (Xi You)

2015, DVD , color, 56 min.
Distributed by Cinema Guild, 115 West 30th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10001; 212-685-6242
Produced by Vincent Wang and Fred Bellaiche

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Spirituality, Religion, Experimental Film, Narrative Film
Date Entered:09/16/16


Kabbalah Me    cover photo

Kabbalah Me

2014, DVD, color, 80 min., In English, Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles
Distributed by First Run Features, 630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213, New York, NY 10036; 212-243-0600
Produced by Steven E. Bram

Recommended

Subjects: Judaism, Mysticism, Spirituality
Date Entered:06/11/15


L’Elisir d’Amore

2009, DVD, color, 2 hrs., in Italian
Distributed by Films Media Group, PO Box 2053, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-2053; 800-257-5126
Produced by Electric Sky

Recommended

Subjects: Music, Opera
Date Entered:01/19/11


Labyrinth Journeys: A Documentary by Cintia Cabib    cover photo

Labyrinth Journeys: A Documentary by Cintia Cabib

2016, DVD , color, 27 min.
Distributed by Cintia Cabib Productions
Produced by by Cintia Cabib

Recommended

Subjects: Meditation, Health, Integrative Medicine, Religion, Spirituality
Date Entered:09/16/16


Mademoiselle Chambon

2009, DVD, color, 101 min., In French with optional English subtitles
Distributed by Kino Lorber Edu, 333 West 39 St, Suite 503, New York, NY 10018; 212-629-6880
Produced by Milena Poylo and Gilles Sacuto

Recommended

Subjects: Romance, Infidelity
Date Entered:08/08/11


Masters of Rhythm cover photo

Masters of Rhythm

2015, DVD , color, 28 min.
Distributed by Palomino Productions, PO Box 8565, Berkeley, CA 94707; 510-236-3257
Produced by Eve. A. Ma

Recommended

Subjects: Music, Afro-Peruvian Music, Percussion, Cajón
Date Entered:06/07/16


Mona Lisa Is Missing

2013, DVD , color, 55 min.
Distributed by Alexander Street Press, 350 7th Ave/Ste 1100, New York, NY 10001
Produced by Joe Medeiros

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Mona Lisa, Art Thefts
Date Entered:01/22/15


NSEW

2012, DVD , color and b&w, 147 min.
Distributed by Vanessa Renwick, 3727 NE 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97212; 503128814341
Produced by Vanessa Renwick

Recommended

Subjects: Experimental Cinema, Short Films, Installations
Date Entered:04/03/18


Orchestra of Exiles

2012, DVD, color and b&w, 85 min.
Distributed by First Run Features, 630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213, New York, NY 10036; 212-243-0600
Produced by Josh Aronson

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Music, Nazism, Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Date Entered:06/17/13


Project 798: New Art in New China cover photo

Project 798: New Art in New China

2010, DVD, color, 62 min.
Distributed by Microcinema International/Microcinema DVD, 1636 Bush St., Suite #2, SF, CA 94109; 415-447-9750
Produced by Lucius C Kuert

Recommended

Subjects: Art History, Biography, China, Asian Studies
Date Entered:10/07/10


Radical Grace    cover photo

Radical Grace

2015, DVD , color, 86 min.
Distributed by Cinema Guild, 115 West 30th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10001; 212-685-6242
Produced by Daniel Albert, Nicole Bernardi-Reis, Susan Sarandon

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Catholicism, Nuns, Feminism, Social Justice
Date Entered:06/13/16


Rights and Wrongs: the Story of Women in Islam cover photo

Rights and Wrongs: the Story of Women in Islam

2011, DVD, color, 135 min.
Distributed by Women Make Movies, 462 Broadway, New York, NY 10013; 212-925-0606
Produced by Mohammad Dasthi

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Islam, Women’s Studies, Religious Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
Date Entered:11/06/12


Room to Breathe cover photo

Room to Breathe

2013, DVD , color, 55 min.
Distributed by The Video Project, PO Box 411376, San Francisco, CA 94141-1376; 800-475-2638
Produced by Russell Long

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Education, Adolescence, Inner City Schools, Mindfulness, Meditation
Date Entered:06/11/13


Saving Brinton

2017, DVD , color and b&w, 90 min.
Distributed by Passion River Films, 154 Mt. Bethel Rd., Warren, NJ 07059; 732-321-0711
Produced by Andrew Sherburne

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Early Cinema, Film Preservation
Date Entered:05/29/18


Shadowman cover photo

Shadowman

2017, DVD , color, 82 min.
Distributed by Film Movement
Produced by Oren Jacoby

Recommended

Subjects: Biography, Art History, Street Art, Conceptual Art
Date Entered:03/27/18


Shaman, Healer, Sage cover photo

Shaman, Healer, Sage

2012, DVD , color, 64 min.
Distributed by TDC Entertainment, 220 East 23rd St., Suite 405, New York, NY 10010
Produced by Miguel Heded Abraham

Recommended with reservations

Subjects: Shamanism, Alternative Medicine
Date Entered:03/21/14


Sign Painters: A Documentary    cover photo

Sign Painters: A Documentary

2014, DVD, color, 81 min.
Distributed by Bond/360, 42 Bond Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10012 212.354.2650
Produced by Timm Gable and Jonah Mueller

Recommended

Subjects: Sign Painting, Graphic Design, Advertising
Date Entered:11/13/15


Talking With Buddha cover photo

Talking With Buddha

2010, DVD, color, 95 min.
Distributed by Empty Mind Films
Produced by Jon Braeley

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Religious Studies, Buddhism, Asian Studies, Tibet, India, Human Rights
Date Entered:07/08/10


The 100 Years Show    cover photo

The 100 Years Show

2015, DVD , color, 30 min.
Distributed by Grasshopper Films, 12 East 32nd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Produced by Allison Klayman, Julie Goldman, Brett Rattner

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Artists, Contemporary Art, Discrimination, Aging
Date Entered:08/17/17


The Faith We Confess: A 21st-Century Look at the Meaning and Relevance of the Apostles’ Creed cover photo

The Faith We Confess: A 21st-Century Look at the Meaning and Relevance of the Apostles’ Creed

2009, DVD , color, 7 disc set, 365 min.
Distributed by Films Media Group, 132 West 31st St., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001; 800-257-5126
Produced by T.N. Mohan

Recommended

Subjects: Religious Studies, Christianity
Date Entered:01/22/13


The Jeff Koons Show cover photo

The Jeff Koons Show

2004, DVD, color, 65 min.
Distributed by Microcinema International/Microcinema DVD, 1636 Bush St., Suite #2, SF, CA 94109; 415-447-9750
Produced by Voyeur Films Inc

Recommended

Subjects: Art History, Biography, Popular Culture, Business
Date Entered:09/20/10


The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West    cover photo

The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West

2016, DVD, color, 72 min.
Distributed by First Run Features, 630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213, New York, NY 10036; 212-243-0600
Produced by Ken Van Sickle and Barry Strugatz

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Tai Chi,Martial Arts, Spirituality, Taoism, Meditation
Date Entered:11/30/16


The Virgin, The Copts and Me cover photo

The Virgin, The Copts and Me

2011, 2013, DVD , color and b&w, 85 min.
Distributed by Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by Namir Abdel Messeeh

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Coptic Christianity, Virgin Mary—Apparitions, Family Relations, Religion, Films, France, Egypt
Date Entered:12/17/13


Tim Marlow at the Courtauld cover photo

Tim Marlow at the Courtauld

2012, DVD, color, 3 discs, 24 min. each
Distributed by Microcinema International/Microcinema DVD, 2169 Folsom Street, Suite M101, San Francisco, CA 94110; 415-447-9750
Produced by Phil Grabsky

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Art, Art Education, Art History, Museums
Date Entered:03/26/12


Tim Marlow on… Carsten Höller at Tate Modern cover photo

Tim Marlow on… Carsten Höller at Tate Modern

2006, DVD, color, 39 min.
Distributed by Seventh Art Releasing, 1614 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323-845-1455
Produced by Amanda Wilkie

Recommended

Subjects: Art, Artist Installations, Museums
Date Entered:07/13/12


Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago cover photo

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

2014, DVD , color, 84 min.
Distributed by Collective Eye Films, 2305 SE Yamhill Street, Suite 101, Portland OR 97214; 503-232-5345
Produced by Lydia B. Smith

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Christianity
Date Entered:12/01/14


Walls (Muros)    cover photo

Walls (Muros)

2016, DVD , color, 80 min.
Distributed by Film Platform
Produced by Itziar Garcia Zubiri

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Immigration, Human Rights, International Relations
Date Entered:02/03/17


You Never Know cover photo

You Never Know

2008, DVD, color, 63 min.
Distributed by Alden Films, Box 449, Clarksburg, NJ 08510; 732.462.3522
Produced by Daniel Paran Production

Recommended

Subjects: Jewish Studies, Music, Religious Studies
Date Entered:07/02/10


Zero Weeks: America’s Family Leave Crisis and the Cost of Doing Nothing cover photo

Zero Weeks: America’s Family Leave Crisis and the Cost of Doing Nothing

2017, DVD, color, 86 min.
Distributed by The Video Project, 145 - 9th St., Suite 102, San Francisco, CA 94103; 800-475-2638
Produced by Ky Dickens, Alexis Jaworski, and Amy McIntyre

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Family, Laws, Parenting
Date Entered:12/11/18