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A Maid for Each    cover photo

A Maid for Each

2016, DVD, color, 67 min.
Distributed by Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by Orjouane Productions

Recommended

Subjects: Domestic Servitude, Maids, Middle East, Beirut
Date Entered:12/22/17


A Woman Like That:  Artemisia cover photo

A Woman Like That: Artemisia

2010, DVD , 93 min., color
Distributed by 7th St. Film Syndicate, PO Box 2035, Canal Street Station, New York NY 10013; 917-714-0344
Produced by Ellen Weissbrod

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Art History, Renaissance Art, Feminism
Date Entered:06/20/14


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Abel Raises Cain

2009, DVD, color, 82 min.
Distributed by Distributed by ABEL RAISES CAIN, LLC, 323.229.7167
Produced by Jenny Abel

Recommended

Subjects: Broadcast Journalism, Satire, Performance Art
Date Entered:05/10/10


Ascent of Evil: The Story of Mein Kampf    cover photo

Ascent of Evil: The Story of Mein Kampf

2016, DVD, color, 58 min.
Distributed by epf media, 324 S. Beverly Drive, PMB 437, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310-839-1500
Produced by Nicolas Valode

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Adolf Hitler, Germany, World War II
Date Entered:10/23/17


Big Men    cover photo

Big Men

2013, , color, 99 min.
Distributed by Outcast Films, 511 6th Avenue Suite 398, New York, NY 10011; 646-512-2596
Produced by Rachel Boynton

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Petroleum Industry and Trade, Postcolonialism, International Trade, Politics
Date Entered:11/05/15


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Braddock America

2013, DVD, color, 100 min.
Distributed by First Run Features, 630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213, New York, NY 10036; 212-243-0600
Produced by Fabrice Coat

Recommended

Subjects: Rust Belt, Urban Blight, Sociology, Steel Industry and Trade, Economic History
Date Entered:01/20/16


California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown cover photo

California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown

2012, DVD , color, Theatrical version- 86 min; Educational version-56 min. (both on same disc)
Distributed by Good Docs
Produced by Fire of Life Films

Highly Recommended

Subjects: California Politics, Progressive Government, Democratic Party
Date Entered:07/11/13


Company Town    cover photo

Company Town

2017, DVD, color, 77 min.
Distributed by Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; 800-543-FROG (3764)
Produced by Snitow-Kaufman Productions

Recommended

Subjects: Political Science, Activism, Middle Class, Housing, San Francisco
Date Entered:04/03/18


Connected: A Little Perspective on the Big Picture  cover photo

Connected: A Little Perspective on the Big Picture

2011, DVD , color, 80 min.
Distributed by Ro*co Films International, llc, 80 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 5, Sausolito, CA 94965; 415-332-6471
Produced by Tiffany Shlain

Recommended

Subjects: Sustainability, Ecology
Date Entered:12/09/13


Crashing the Party    cover photo

Crashing the Party

2016, DVD, color, 90 min.
Distributed by Passion River Films, 154 Mt. Bethel Rd., Warren, NJ 07059; 732-321-0711
Produced by DLC Film Productions LLC

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Democratic Leadership Council, Democratic Party, Bill Clinton, Al From
Date Entered:10/18/16


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Damages

2007, DVD, color, 69 min.
Distributed by Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by Thomas Balmès and Maha Productions

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Criminal Justice, Law
Date Entered:05/15/09


Design is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli  cover photo

Design is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli

2012, DVD, color, 79 min.
Distributed by First Run Features, 630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213, New York, NY 10036; 212-243-0600
Produced by Roberto Guerra and Kathy Brew

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Advertising, Marketing, Product Design, Communication Design, Collaborative Workgroups
Date Entered:05/21/14


Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?    cover photo

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

2017, DVD , color, 90 min.
Distributed by Grasshopper Film, 12 East 32nd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Produced by Travis Wilkerson

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Family, Family Relations, Family History, African-Americans, Criminal Justice
Date Entered:07/23/18


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Doubletime

2007, DVD, color, 82 min.
Distributed by Cinema Guild, 115 West 30th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10001; 212-685-6242
Produced by Andrea Meditch, Alexandra Johnes, Stephanie Johnes

Recommended

Subjects: Rope Skipping, Health Sciences, Competitions
Date Entered:04/07/11


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Edward Hopper

2007, DVD, color, 30 min.
Distributed by Microcinema International/Microcinema DVD, 1636 Bush St., Suite #2, SF, CA 94109; 415-447-9750
Produced by the Department of Exhibition Programs, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Carroll Moore

Highly Recommended

Subjects: American Studies, Art History, Biography
Date Entered:11/28/07


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Fair Fight in the Marketplace

2006, DVD, color, 27 min.
Distributed by The Video Project, PO Box 411376, San Francisco, CA 94141-1376; 800-475-2638
Produced by David Donnenfeld, Kevin White, and Filmmakers Cooperative, San Francisco

Recommended

Subjects: Business, Law
Date Entered:05/15/09


Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

2009, DVD, color, 124 min.
Distributed by Cinema Guild, 115 West 30th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10001; 212-685-6242
Produced by Nancy Roth, Christian Parenti, and Ian Olds

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Journalism, Afghanistan, Middle Eastern Studies
Date Entered:02/22/10


Give Us Our Skeletons!

1999, VHS, color, 50 min.
Distributed by First Run/Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by Paul-Anders Simma

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Anthropology
Date Entered:11/09/18


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Gods and Kings

2012, DVD, color, 87 min.
Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources, 101 Morse Street, Watertown, MA 02472; 617-926-0491
Produced by Rachel Lears and Elyse Neiman

Recommended

Subjects: Anthropology, Latin America, History, International Relations, Guatemala
Date Entered:09/09/14


Goodwood

1998, VHS, color, 45 min.
Distributed by Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; 800-543-FROG (3764)
Produced by David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew for CBC's The Nature of Things

Recommended

Subjects: Environmental Studies
Date Entered:11/09/18


Grace, Milly, Lucy … Child Soldiers cover photo

Grace, Milly, Lucy … Child Soldiers

2010, DVD, color, 72 min.
Distributed by Women Make Movies, 462 Broadway, New York, NY 10013; 212-925-0606
Produced by Macumba Doc and the National Film Board of Canada

Recommended

Subjects: Uganda, Human Rights
Date Entered:09/23/11


Hate Crimes in the Heartland    cover photo

Hate Crimes in the Heartland

2015, DVD, color, 51 min.
Distributed by Filmakers Library, 124 East 40th Street, New York, NY 10016; 202-808-4980
Produced by Lioness Media Arts

Recommended

Subjects: Hate Crimes, Tulsa, Racism, History
Date Entered:06/11/15


How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock in Normandy   cover photo

How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock in Normandy

2014, DVD, color, 62 min.
Distributed by Kino Lorber Edu, 333 West 39 St, Suite 503, New York, NY 10018; 212-629-6880
Produced by Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht

Recommended

Subjects: Cinéma vérité, Documentaries
Date Entered:07/15/16


Inside Outside: Vandalism, Art and Vandalism as Art cover photo

Inside Outside: Vandalism, Art and Vandalism as Art

2005, DVD, color, 120 min. (57 min. documentary + 60 min. of extras)
Distributed by Microcinema International/Microcinema DVD, 1636 Bush St., Suite #2, SF, CA 94109; 415-447-9750
Produced by Rosforth

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Art, Graffiti
Date Entered:08/20/09


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Jerusalem Cuts

2008, DVD, color, 52 min.
Distributed by Cinema Guild, 115 West 30th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10001; 212-685-6242
Produced by First Hand Films and Belfilms

Recommended

Subjects: Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
Date Entered:05/29/09


Jihad TV: Terrorism and Mass Media cover photo

Jihad TV: Terrorism and Mass Media

2006, DVD, color, 48 min.
Distributed by Films Media Group, PO Box 2053, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-2053; 800-257-5126
Produced by Paul Eedle

Recommended

Subjects: Middle Eastern Studies, Islam, Media Studies, Terrorism
Date Entered:03/14/08


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Juke

2015, DVD, color and b&w, 30 min.
Distributed by Grasshopper Films, 12 East 32nd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Produced by Thom Andersen

Recommended with reservations

Subjects: African American, Film, Spencer Williams
Date Entered:05/16/17


Just Watch Me: Trudeau and the 70's Generation

1999, VHS, color, 77 min.
Distributed by First Run/Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Recommended

Subjects: Canadian Studies, Popular Culture
Date Entered:11/09/18


Kapitalism: Our Secret Recipe cover photo

Kapitalism: Our Secret Recipe

2010, DVD , color, 55 min.
Distributed by Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by ARTE G.E.I.E, HiFilm Productions, Seppia Production, Neon Rouge Productions, Radio Television Belge Francophone

Recommended

Subjects: Romania, Post-Soviet Union Economies, Economics
Date Entered:01/11/13


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La Americana

2009, DVD, color, 65 min.
Distributed by Cinema Guild, 115 West 30th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10001; 212-685-6242
Produced by Nicholas Bruckman and Jesse Thomas

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Immigration
Date Entered:01/25/10


One Day on Earth

2012, DVD , color 104 min.
Distributed by Ro*co Films International, llc, 80 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 5, Sausolito, CA 94965; 415-332-6471
Produced by Kyle Ruddick

Recommended

Subjects: Anthropology, Crowdsourcing, Collaborative filmmaking, Life stages
Date Entered:12/06/13


Promised Paradise: How Can One Believe that Terrorism Leads to Heaven? cover photo

Promised Paradise: How Can One Believe that Terrorism Leads to Heaven?

2006, DVD, color, 52 min.
Distributed by Cinema Guild, 115 West 30th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10001; 212-685-6242
Produced by Leonard Retel Helmrich

Recommended

Subjects: Anthropology, Sociology, Indonesia
Date Entered:12/18/08


Quest for Honor

2009, DVD, color, 63 min.
Distributed by Women Make Movies, 462 Broadway, New York, NY 10013; 212-925-0606
Produced by SB Productions

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Honor Killings, Kurdistan, Human Rights, Women’s Rights
Date Entered:08/03/12


Red Hollywood    cover photo

Red Hollywood

2013 (orig. 1995), DVD , color, 112 min. (not 82 min. as indicated on box)
Distributed by Cinema Guild, 115 West 30th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10001; 212-685-6242
Produced by Thom Andersen

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Film, Hollywood Blacklist, Communist Party of the United State of America, United States History
Date Entered:12/11/14


Semper Fi: Always Faithful

2011, DVD , color, 76 min.
Distributed by Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; 800-543-FROG (3764)
Produced by Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Marine Corps, Water Contamination, Activism, Government Accountability, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences
Date Entered:06/28/12


Sex in an Epidemic

2010, DVD, color, 61 min.
Distributed by Outcast Films, 652 W. 163rd Street #45, New York, NY 10032
Produced by Jean Carlomusto

Recommended

Subjects: 20th C. American History, Public Health, AIDS/HIV, Activism
Date Entered:09/23/11


Shooting with Mursi: A Film About the Mursi People by the Mursi People cover photo

Shooting with Mursi: A Film About the Mursi People by the Mursi People

2010, DVD, color, 54 min.
Distributed by Green Planet Films, PO Box 247, Corte Madera, CA 94976-0247; 415-377-5471
Produced by Pastoralist Communication Initiative

Recommended

Subjects: Anthropology, Ethnography, Documentaries, Africa, Ethiopia
Date Entered:10/27/15


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Stash Sixpack 3

2006, DVD, color, 6 discs, approx. 30 min. each
Distributed by Microcinema International/Microcinema DVD, 1636 Bush St., Suite #2, SF, CA 94109; 415-447-9750
Produced by Stash Media Inc.

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Graphic Design, Digital Video, Visual Literacy, Marketing, Advertising, Media Studies
Date Entered:03/07/08


Stolen Lives: Children in the Sex Trade

1999, VHS, color, 47 min.
Distributed by Fanlight Productions, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by Still Water Pictures

Not Recommended

Subjects: Sociology, Psychology
Date Entered:11/09/18


Strange Victory    cover photo

Strange Victory

2018, Orig. 1948, DVD, b&w, 71 min.
Distributed by Milestone Films & Video, PO Box 128, Harrington Park, NJ 07640-0128; 800-603-1104
Produced by Barney Rosset

Recommended

Subjects: Racism, Antisemitism, Post-war America
Date Entered:12/11/18


The Alan Berliner Collection: The Family Album (1986); Intimate Stranger (1991); Nobody’s Business (1996); The Sweetest Sound: A Film About Names (2001) cover photo

The Alan Berliner Collection: The Family Album (1986); Intimate Stranger (1991); Nobody’s Business (1996); The Sweetest Sound: A Film About Names (2001)

1986-2001, DVD, color and b&w, 60 min. each film
Distributed by Kino International, 333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503, New York, NY 10018; (800) 562-3330
Produced by Alan Berliner

Recommended

Subjects: Family Histories, Genealogy, Immigration, Experimental Film, Film Studies
Date Entered:10/21/10


The Art of Observing Life cover photo

The Art of Observing Life

2014, DVD, color, 71 min.
Distributed by Cinema Guild, 115 West 30th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10001; 212-685-6242
Produced by Marina Goldovskaya

Recommended

Subjects: Documentaries, Cinéma vérité
Date Entered:08/22/14


The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream cover photo

The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream

2004, DVD, color, 78 min.
Distributed by Microcinema International/Microcinema DVD, 1636 Bush St., Suite #2, SF, CA 94109; 415-447-9750
Produced by Barry Silverthorn

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Transportation, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Economics, American Studies
Date Entered:11/28/07


The Evolution of Dad cover photo

The Evolution of Dad

2010, DVD, color, 94 min.
Distributed by Dane-Gramp Productions, 61 Clinton Ave., Richmond, NJ 07450; 917-685-9056
Produced by Alvaro Donado and Dana H. Glazer

Recommended

Subjects: 20th C. American History, Male Parenting, Family Dynamics
Date Entered:04/07/11


The Green Wave cover photo

The Green Wave

2010, DVD, color, 80 min.
Distributed by Cinema Guild, 115 West 30th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10001; 212-685-6242
Produced by Jan Krueger and Oliver Stoltz

Highly Recommended

Subjects: Iran, Human Rights, Arab Spring, Political Reform Movements
Date Entered:01/05/12


The Human Zoo: The Final Journey of Calafate  cover photo

The Human Zoo: The Final Journey of Calafate

2011, DVD, color, 93 min.
Distributed by Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by El Taller Productions

Recommended

Subjects: Anthropology, Native Peoples, Civil Rights, South America, History, Social Darwinism, Racism
Date Entered:03/27/14


The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers cover photo

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

2009, DVD, color and b&w, 94 min.
Distributed by New Day Films, 190 Route 17M, P.O. Box 1084, Harriman, NY 10926; 888-367-9154 or 845-774-7051
Produced by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith

Highly Recommended

Subjects: History, American History, Vietnam War, U.S. Foreign Policy, Peace Activism
Date Entered:11/18/10


The Paper cover photo

The Paper

2007, DVD, color, 78 min.
Distributed by First Run/Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by Aaron Matthews and the Independent Television Service

Recommended

Subjects: Journalism
Date Entered:04/10/08


The Sixth Side of the Pentagon / The Embassy cover photo

The Sixth Side of the Pentagon / The Embassy

1967/1973, DVD, color and b&, 26 min./21 min.
Distributed by First Run/Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by Les Films du Jeudi

Recommended with reservations

Subjects: American Studies, Film Studies, History
Date Entered:11/28/07


Trend Beacons    cover photo

Trend Beacons

2014, DVD, color, 74 min.
Distributed by Grasshopper Films, 12 East 32nd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Produced by Markell Brothers

Recommended

Subjects: Clothing Industry, Apparel Marketing, Clothing Trend Forecasting
Date Entered:02/07/17


Underground New York   cover photo

Underground New York

2016, 1968, DVD , b&w, 88 min. (includes three films)
Distributed by Re-Voir Editions Video, 43 rue du Faubourg St. Martin, 75010 Paris, France
Produced by Gideon Bachmann

Recommended with reservations

Subjects: Avant-Garde Films, Experimental Films, New York (N.Y.), 1960s
Date Entered:11/22/16


Valley of the Heroes    cover photo

Valley of the Heroes

2013, DVD, color, 54 min.
Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources, 101 Morse Street, Watertown, MA 02472; 617-926-0491
Produced by Khashem Gyal

Recommended

Subjects: Tibet, China, Language
Date Entered:07/15/16


Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy had Lived

2009, DVD, color, 80 min.
Distributed by Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; 800-543-FROG (3764)
Produced by Peter O. Almond, James G. Blight, Janet M. Lang, Koji Masutani, David A. Welch

Recommended

Subjects: U.S. History, Vietnam War, John F. Kennedy, Political Science
Date Entered:09/09/09


What's in Our Air?

1999, VHS, color, 24 min.
Distributed by The Video Project, 375 Alabama, Suite 490, San Francisco, CA 94110; 800-4-PLANET
Produced by Rainbow Video and Film

Not Recommended

Subjects: Environmental Studies
Date Entered:11/09/18


White Right: Meeting the Enemy    cover photo

White Right: Meeting the Enemy

2017, DVD, color, 55 min.
Distributed by Women Make Movies, 115 W. 29th Street, Suite 1200,New York, NY, 10001; 212-925-0606
Produced by Darin Prindle

Recommended

Subjects: Racism, Antisemitism
Date Entered:12/11/18


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Words of Witness

2012, DVD, color, 68 min.
Distributed by Cinema Guild, 115 West 30th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10001; 212-685-6242
Produced by Mai Iskander

Recommended

Subjects: Egyptian Politics, Arab Spring, Journalism
Date Entered:01/11/13