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The Jews: A People's History
rating:3.1

The Jews: A People's History

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Exploring 4,000 years in the history of the Jews -- from their ancient roots in the Middle East all the way to modern-day Judaism -- this exhaustivedocumentary weaves stories from the past and present to reveal a rich tapestry of Jewish identity. Seeking to represent the diversity of the Jewish people, director Nina Koshofer's ambitious film spotlights Jews both rich and poor, famed and obscure.

Directed by:

  • Nina Koshofer
  • Sabine Klauser
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Healer
    rating:3.0

    The Healer

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Agnieszka Holland exposes viewers to the anguish that envelops a family as it watches one of its own die a slow, heart-wrenching death. Although the father, wracked by grief, is resigned to his sick baby's fate, the mother, Julie (Miranda Otto), refuses to give up, seeking the counsel of a faith healer. Julie's the only one who still has hope in a cure, but her relatives wonder if she's putting too much stock in the power of a stranger.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Meditate and Destroy
    rating:3.0

    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
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Port of Last Resort: Zuflucht in Shanghai
    rating:3.0

    The Port of Last Resort: Zuflucht in Shanghai

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Desperate to find a corner of the world that would afford safety from the scourge of Adolf Hitler, between 1938 and 1941 thousands of European Jews headed to Shanghai, China -- the only city without entry requirements. This fascinating documentary examines a little-known sliver of history through archival footage, home movies and the recollections of four people who experienced it: Fred Fields, Siegmar Simon, Ernest Heppner and his wife, Illo.

    Directed by:

  • Paul Rosdy
  • Joan Grossman
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Kingdom Under the Sea: The Gift
    rating:2.9

    Kingdom Under the Sea: The Gift

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Swim along with the Finley family in their Kingdom Under the Sea in this Finding Nemo-inspired animated adventure that delivers a subtle Christian message with colorful characters, cheerful music and an engaging storyline. As the Kingdom prepares with Christmas celebrations, there are plenty of presents, trees and fancy decorations. But there's far less appreciation for what the holiday is really about.

    Directed by:

  • Michelle Bizarro
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Cedarmont Kids: Sunday School Songs
    rating:2.9

    Cedarmont Kids: Sunday School Songs

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Your kids will enjoy this animated journey of discovery into the wonderful world of Sunday School songs -- 15 classic tunes in all, along with nine bonus songs. Tracks (in English and Spanish) include "I Am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N," "Standin' in the Need of Prayer," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," "Alive, Alive," "Jesus Loves the Little Children," "Whisper a Prayer" and many more.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Martin Gay
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Cedarmont Kids: Preschool Songs
    rating:2.7

    Cedarmont Kids: Preschool Songs

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Your kids will enjoy this animated journey of discovery into the wonderful world of song -- 21 classic tunes are included on this disc, along with nine bonus songs. Tracks (in English and Spanish) include "Down by the Station," "Bluebird, Bluebird," "Lazy Mary," "My Bonnie," "Sarasponda," "The Happy Day Express," "Where Is Thumbkin?" and others.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Martin Gay
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Age of E
    rating:2.7

    Age of E

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    This educational program hosted by Lois Larimore illuminates many of the non-traditional methods used for creating a happier and healthier life. Divided into three segments -- "Healing Arts," "Journey to Self Knowledge" and "The Spiritual Life" -- this unique video explores such diverse alternative-healing topics as feng shui, meditation, hypnosis, ashtanga, rebirthing, holistic health care and reflexology.

    Directed by:

  • Margaret Konopacki
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Cedarmont Kids: Toddler Tunes
    rating:2.7

    Cedarmont Kids: Toddler Tunes

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Although this video is tailored specifically for toddlers, kids of all ages will enjoy singing along to live-action videos of family favorites. Classic tunes include "The Wheels on the Bus," "Polly, Put the Kettle On," "Eensy, Weensy Spider," "The More We Get Together," "Mulberry Bush," "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," "Old MacDonald," "Oh, Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" "Pop! Goes the Weasel!" and many more.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Martin Gay
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Cedarmont Kids: Toddler Action Songs
    rating:2.6

    Cedarmont Kids: Toddler Action Songs

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Although this video is tailored specifically for toddlers on the go, kids of all ages will enjoy singing along to live-action videos of family favorites. Classic tunes include "Baby Bumblebee," "When the Saints Go Marching In," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy?" "The Ants Go Marching," "I'm Gonna Work," "Somebody's Knockin' at Your Door," "John Brown's Baby" and many more.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Martin Gay
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Children's Bible
    rating:2.5

    Children's Bible

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    With original words translated into kid-friendly language, viewers can introduce children to the Bible with this unique program, which includes a variety of selections from the Old and New Testaments. Sandra Burr narrates 216 of the most important and time-honored stories, legends, songs and parables, accompanied with vivid graphics and on-screen text that will help young readers to easily follow along.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Burr
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Shem
    rating:2.5

    Shem

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Disenchanted and disconnected with his Jewish heritage -- and everything else in his life -- Daniel (Ash Newman) is prompted by his grandmother to embark on a journey across Europe to locate his grandfather's final resting place. What begins as an indulgent trip abroad transforms into a quest of self-discovery. Jumping from city to city at a frenetic pace, Caroline Roboh's film explores the foundation of family in personal identity.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Roboh
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Cedarmont Kids: Songs of America
    rating:2.5

    Cedarmont Kids: Songs of America

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Proud to be an American? Pop an apple pie in the oven, don some red, white and blue, and sing along to this patriotic video that the whole family can enjoy. Classic tunes include "Yankee Doodle," "School Days," "The Star-Spangled Banner," "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain," "The Old Gray Mare," "Skip to My Lou," "America, the Beautiful," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "You're a Grand Old Flag," "America" and many more.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Martin Gay
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Virgin
    rating:2.5

    Virgin

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Defiant teen Jessie Reynolds (Elisabeth Moss) struggles to discover her own spirituality despite the strict Baptist teachings of her mother (Robin Wright Penn) and father (Peter Gerety). After spending a drug-and-alcohol-filled night with young Shane (Charles Socarides), Jessie has no memory of having sex with him. When she finds herself pregnant, she's convinced she's carrying Christ's child, upsetting her parents and her devout community.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Kampmeier
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Creations Creatures: Season 1: Part 1
    rating:2.3

    Creations Creatures: Season 1: Part 1

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this educational and faith-based children's series, Sherri Bohlander and Shauna Robbins take youngsters on wildlife adventures to teach them about the wonderful animals God created to share our planet. Explore penguin habitats; learn about snakes and other reptiles; discover the alligators and crocodiles of Florida's Everglades; plus more. Kids learn a new Bible verse with each lesson as they come to appreciate God's amazing creatures.

    Directed by:

  • Greg Robbins
  • Laura Romeo
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    A Little Family Conversation
    rating:2.1

    A Little Family Conversation

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Directed by French actress Helene Lapiower, this fascinating documentary chronicles a seven-year odyssey into her family's Jewish roots and history, including their emigration from Poland to France decades before. More than a mere family album, the film raises broader cultural and religious questions: How is a family's sense of itself transmitted from generation to generation? How do its religious beliefs change over time?

    Directed by:

  • Helene Lapiower
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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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
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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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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