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Araya
rating:3.0

Araya

1959Runtime:0 minutes
Director Margot Benacerraf offers this acclaimed 1959 film that chronicles the harsh existence of Venezuelan laborers who manually recover salt from the tropical marshes in Araya, an ancient salt-producing region in that country. As Benacerraf documents the harsh daily lives of three families dependent on the salt trade, she also captures the stark, otherworldly beauty of the marshes and the peculiarly lyrical pace of life in Araya.

Directed by:

  • Margot Benacerraf
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    Words of Witness
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    Words of Witness

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Witness Hosni Mubarak's ouster through the eyes of reporter Heba Afify, who engaged in the protests while writing for an Egyptian newspaper. Amid the fervor and danger of the Arab Spring, Afify also copes with her mother's growing disapproval.

    Directed by:

  • Mai Iskander
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    Meditate and Destroy
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    Meditate and Destroy

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Anybody who thinks a punk rock sensibility and a Buddhist philosophy are mutually exclusive will think again after watching this film about punk rocker, meditation teacher and community leader Noah Levine. Using his own story of personal transformation to inspire others, Levine takes his meditation classes on the road -- to prisons, youth centers and juvenile halls -- to show how spirituality and community service can lead to redemption.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Fisher
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    Lost Civilizations
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    Lost Civilizations

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    This series unearths the mysteries of ancient worlds, brought to life by astounding computer graphics and technology, accurate reenactments and fascinating stories. See how culture and history developed over 6,000 years in 25 countries. Learn about the reign of the pharaohs; how the Mayan culture established itself and influenced other communities; what truly happened to Atlantis and its people, lost in the seas forever; and more.

    Directed by:

  • Robert Gardner
  • Jenny Barraclough
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    In Nelson's Footsteps: Life and Times of Lord Horatio Nelson
    rating:3.0

    In Nelson's Footsteps: Life and Times of Lord Horatio Nelson

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In this documentary, historian Colin White examines the career of British flag officer Lord Horatio Nelson, chronicling the naval hero's rise to prominence and his dramatic victory over France and Spain at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Journeying to the locales that figured prominently in Nelson's life, including his childhood home and the ship HMS Victory, White also reveals aspects of Nelson's personal life, including his troubled marriage.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Jenkinson
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    Cosmic Voyage / Destiny in Space
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    Cosmic Voyage / Destiny in Space

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Travel to outer space in these two spectacular IMAX features, which take viewers to the outer edges of the universe and back again. Narrated by actor Morgan Freeman, the computer-animated Cosmic Voyage explores scientific theories. Then, actor Leonard Nimoy narrates Destiny in Space, a documentary that looks at American astronauts searching for extraterrestrials, their journey to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and more.

    Directed by:

  • Bayley Silleck
  • Ben Burtt
  • Phyllis Ferguson
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    Insect
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    Insect

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Martin Sheen narrates a fascinating trip into the world of insects in this entertaining and educational entry in the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness series, featuring amazing close-up shots of insects in action and super-slow footage of bugs in motion. Learn how crickets hear with their knees, why their size helps insects thrive and many other fascinating facts about the most abundant class of life on this planet.

    Directed by:

  • Alisa Robbins
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    The New Americans
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    The New Americans

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmed over the course of four years, this award-winning documentary series that originally aired on PBS tracks the ups and downs of newly minted immigrants who are struggling to put down roots on American soil. The film captures the experiences of an Indian couple riding the dot-com boom, a pair of Nigerian families fleeing violence and political persecution, and two baseball players from the Dominican Republic, among other stories.

    Directed by:

  • Steve James
  • Gordon Quinn
  • Jerry Blumenthal
  • Indu Krishnan
  • Susana Aikin
  • Carlos Aparicio
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    Meeting Resistance
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    Meeting Resistance

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmakers Molly Bingham and Steve Connors capture an unseen side of the Iraq War with this compelling cinematic portrait of the men and women who are actively resisting their homeland's occupation. Via intimate first-person accounts and candid one-on-one interviews with eight Iraqi insurgents, the documentary offers insight to their motivations and allows them to explain their actions, shedding light on several myths in the process.

    Directed by:

  • Molly Bingham
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    Si Sos Brujo: A Story of Tango
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    Si Sos Brujo: A Story of Tango

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Caroline Neal's intimate documentary follows young bass player Ignacio Varchausky as he sets out to ensure the future of Argentina's beloved musical tradition by creating a tango orchestra school. With the help of 87-year-old retired violinist and composer Emilio Balcarce, Varchausky recruits some of the giants of tango's golden era, including Pepe Libertella, Raúl Garello and Néstor Marconi, to help preserve a national cultural treasure.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Neal
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    Blood in the Face
    rating:3.0

    Blood in the Face

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    A blend of interviews, archival footage and white supremacy propaganda, this thought-provoking documentary takes an eye-opening look at the rise of neo-Nazism, fascism, the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nation in the United States. Nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, the film exposes a wide range of sometimes shocking beliefs, including the fear that illegal immigrants are entering the country with bombs strapped to their backs.

    Directed by:

  • Kevin Rafferty
  • James Ridgeway
  • Anne Bohlen
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    Behind the Glass Door: Hannah's Story
    rating:3.0

    Behind the Glass Door: Hannah's Story

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    A family learns to cope with their developmentally disabled daughter through prayer, patience and outside support in this inspiring Christian program. Diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, a form of autism, Hannah lives in her own world marked by constant tantrums that challenge her parents and siblings. With help from professionals and her family's faith in God, Hannah improves, and the family grows closer than ever before.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Pascal
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    One Nation Under Dog
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    One Nation Under Dog

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This touching documentary explores the complex connections Americans have with their dogs. Stories include a look at rescuers, pet loss counselors and a Florida couple who cloned their adored canine at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Goosenberg Kent
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    Listen Up! The Lives of Quincy Jones
    rating:3.0

    Listen Up! The Lives of Quincy Jones

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Steering clear of convention, this affecting documentary pays tribute to the life and work of composer, musician and producer Quincy Jones, one of the best-known and most respected men in the music industry. Highlights include interviews with a long list of celebrities -- from Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson and Flavor Flav -- who weigh in on Jones' widespread influence

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Weissbrod
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    Inside the Circle
    rating:3.0

    Inside the Circle

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    For four years, filmmaker Marcy Garriott followed three young break-dancers -- Omar, Josh and Romeo -- as they struggled to be the best. The result is this kinetic documentary that showcases explosive performances as well as the b-boy lifestyle. Though beset with legal troubles, poverty and limited practice time, the guys put heart and soul into their quest for stardom. Grupo Fantasma's Adrian Quesada provides the pulsating soundtrack.

    Directed by:

  • Marcy Garriott
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    I Know a Woman Like That
    rating:3.0

    I Know a Woman Like That

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Actress Virginia Madsen collaborates with her mother, Emmy Award-winning director Elaine Madsen, to produce this inspiring documentary, which profiles a collection of fascinating woman whom range between 64 to 94 years old. Among those featured in this extraordinary exploration of womanhood are famed model-turned-actress Lauren Hutton, screen and stage legend Rita Moreno and Hollywood pioneer Eartha Kitt.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine Madsen
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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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