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An Easter Celebration  (Harry Christophers & The Sixteen) – DV-Disc M 2086 E37 2010  /  2008  120 min.  color  Languages: English
Easter music.

Jesus Christ Superstar (Webber)  – DV-Disc PN 1997 J39 2001  /  2000  102 min.  color  Languages: English, French  Subtitles: English, French
Told entirely in song, images, and music, this story focuses on the last week of Christ's life, his betrayal and crucifixion, seen from the point of view of Judas.

Stream: The Last and First Days of Jesus    /  1998  26 min.  color
This program investigates Jesus' presence in and around Jerusalem during Passover: his allegedly seditious activities, his subsequent arrest in the garden of Gethsemane, his trial at the palace, and his execution by crucifixion. The remains of the shops of the money-changers and the great temple itself are also explored. With his death and burial, the "Jesus file" is closed, except for one loophole: his miraculous resurrection.

Stream: The Mystery of the Tomb of Jesus: The Quest for the Historical Christ  /  2002  51 min.  color
This program uses footage of the caverns beneath the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other sacred sites, artwork, and expert commentary to analyze the historicity of Jesus' last days, the political context of 1st-century Jerusalem, and the emergence of Christianity as an institution. Jesus' execution, burial of the dead in Jewish tradition, the significance of Jesus' tomb, and two millennia of Jerusalem's history are addressed by N. T. Wright, canon theologian of Westminster Abbey; archaeologist Ronny Reich, of the University of Haifa; Martin Biddle, of the University of Oxford; Jonathan Riley-Smith, of the University of Cambridge; author John Dominic Crossan; and others.


Agribusiness: Problems and Solutions – DV-Disc HD 1761 A27 2005 v.1&2  /  2004  47 min. ea.  color  Languages: English  (1. Corporate Agriculture: Cultivating Trouble  2. Alternative Agriculture: Food for Life) "Corporate agriculture" examines the cost to the environment and rural culture caused by a handful of multinational corporations involved in factory farming.  "Alternative agriculture" assets that ecological, organic and ethical farming is a viable alternative to industrial agriculture.

Stream: Biologist E. O. Wilson / Earth Conservation Corps (Bill Moyers Journal)  /  2007  58min.  color
Eminent biologist E. O. Wilson has spent his life studying creatures great and small—from humans to insects—as well as the fragile and complex nature of the biosphere as a whole. Bill Moyers Journal profiles the two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient, his advocacy of environmental stewardship, and his latest project: the Encyclopedia of Life, an online digital catalog of every living species on the planet. Also on the program, an update on the Earth Conservation Corps—the nonprofit, youth-oriented environmental group which has reclaimed endangered neighborhoods in our nation's capital, even though some of its members have fallen victim to gun violence and other tragedies.

Dirt!: The Movie – DV-Disc S 591 D57 2010  /  2009  80 min.  color  Languages: English
Featuring live action and animation, this movie examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to.

Earth Days (AMERICAN EXPERIENCE) – DV-Disc GE 195 A44 2010  /  2010  102 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
This program looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement -- from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's incendiary bestseller 'Silent Spring' to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action.

Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root – DV-Disc HD 9005 I54 2011  /  2009  67 min.  color  Languages: English
American food is in a state of crisis. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise, food costs are skyrocketing, family farms are in decline, and our agricultural environment is in jeopardy. Explore a thriving local food movement as our world becomes a more flavorless, disconnected, and dangerous place to eat.

Stream: The Spirit of Kuna Yala  /  60 min.  color  1990
This award-winning film is a lively portrait of a native people determined to survive the encroachment of the Western world. It features the Kuna Indians of Panama's San Blas Islands as they unite to protect their rainforest homeland, Kuna Yala, and the tradition it inspires. Told entirely in the words of the Kunas, the film is a plea to care for the earth from a people who have a deep and intimate relationship with the land.

Stream: Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Blilss  /  2012  52 min.  color
Taking inspiration from science and technology as well as art history, Anna Campbell Bliss developed a style that synthesized many of the movements of early 20th-century modernism. This film traces the broad spectrum of Bliss's life and work, ranging from the influences of her early childhood and her groundbreaking career as a Harvard-trained architect to her emergence as a cutting-edge artist fusing a wide range of elements: mathematics, computers, printmaking, calligraphy, and more.

The Cats of Mirikitani – DV-Disc N 6537 M5658 C38 2008  /  2006  74 min.  coolor  Languages: English
Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of community and art ...

George Caleb Bingham – DV-Disc ND 237 B59 T46 2004  /  2004  24 min.  color  Languages: English
This program provides a portrait of one of America's foremost 19th-century painters, whose vivid work provides us with an unrivaled view of life along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The program also covers Bingham's role as the creator of political genre painting.

Stream: Jeff Koons: A Man of Trust  /  2002  58 min.  color
One of the most controversial artists working today, Jeff Koons follows in the footsteps of Andy Warhol's entrepreneurship, perfectionism, and appropriation of pop culture icons. This program provides an extensive look at Koons's background, professional accomplishments, and personal challenges, articulated through intimate conversations with the artist as well as with collectors and associates.

Korean Buddhist Painting: Koryo Bulwha – DV-Disc ND 1063.3 K673 2007  /  2007  37 min.  color  Languages: English (Dubbed)
An analysis of Koryo Buddhist paintings, featuring the painting The 15,000 Buddhas, and the painting of Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara.

Stream: Paul Cezanne: A Life in Provence  /  27 min.  color
The bucolic Provençal countryside provides the backdrop for this program which details the life of the French Impressionist deified posthumously as "nature's most sublime interpreter." Remembrances of family, friends, and Cézanne himself offer insights into his childhood in Aix, his lasting friendship with Emile Zola, and his association with numerous artists, including Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Picasso, Braque, and Dufy. Paintings from various periods of his life, including his final days at Sainte Victoire, appear throughout the program.

Where the Earth Meets the Sky: the Glassworks of Josh Simpson – DV-Disc NK 5198 S44 W48 2001  /  2001  38 min.  color  Languages: English
Where the earth meets the sky explores the world and work of glass artist Josh Simpson. It is a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at one of America's leading glass artists.

 

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