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American Jobs – DV-Disc HD 5724 A557 2004 / 2004 62 min. color Languages: English
This thought-provoking film "explores the impact of low-wage foreign competition on American's workers, families and communities.

Stream: Auret van Heerden – Making Global Labor Fair / 18 min. color
At the head of the Fair Labor Association, Auret van Heerden takes a practical approach to workers' rights, persuading corporations and NGOs to respect the role of labor in global supply chains. In this TEDTalk, the committed activist makes a reasoned business case for fair labor while exploring the next frontier of employee-management friction—globalized industries in which no single national body can guarantee basic rights and protections.

Locked Out – DV-Disc HD 6515 M616 L635 2010 / 2010 60 min. color Languages: English
The compelling story of 560 unionized borax miners in the desert town of Boron, California who faced off against Rio Tinto, a British-Australian multi-billion dollar global corporation, which is the 3rd largest mining company in the world. Boron, population 2000+, is home to many miners and their families, and is a close knit community where workers have lived stable middle-class lives for many generations. But their jobs and way of life were threatened when Rio Tinto locked them out of work on January 31st, 2010 and replaced them with scabs. Will the workers' way of life be destroyed? Who will win this David and Goliath struggle?

Made in L.A. – DV-Disc HD 2339 U6 M33 2007 / 2007 70 min. color Languages: Spanish Subtitles: English
Made in L.A. traces the moving transformation of three Latina garment workers on the fault lines of global economic change who decide they must resist. Through a groundbreaking law suit and consumer boycott, they fight to establish an important legal and moral precedent holding an American retailer liable for the labor conditions under which its products are manufactured. But more than this, Made in LA provides an insider's view into both the struggles of recent immigrants and into the organizing process itself: the enthusiasm, discouragement, hard-won victories and ultimate self-empowerment.

Modern Times (Criterion) – DV-Disc PN 1997 M6346 2010 / 1936 87 min. b&w Languages: English Subtitles: English
When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job.

Stream: Organizing America: The History of Trade Unions / 40 min. color-b&w
Using interviews, personal accounts, and archival footage, this program investigates the major events in the history of American trade unions, from the formation of the first "friendly societies" in the 18th century, to the challenges posed by new technologies in the 1980s and '90s.

Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 – DV-Disc HV 6432.7 A38 2003 / 2003 125 min. color Languages: English
Features interviews of nine people answering eleven of the most pressing questions that emanate from the terrible and unexplained events of that day.

Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism – DV-Disc HV 6431 B497 2004 / 2004 146 min. color Languages: English (CONTENTS: Asking Why: Historical Contexts, Watching the Media, Women & the Afghan War, Homeland Insecurity, Resisting War, Defending Democracy, The Iraq War & Millitarism)
In twenty-three interviews, using a question and answer format, experts from a variety of backgrounds including, academia, the media, government, and NGOs, place the causes leading up the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 in historical context. Issues surrounding the War on Terrorism are also discussed.

Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire – DV-Disc HV 6432.7 H55 2004 / 2004 259 min. color (CONTENTS: Introduction, Blueprint for Empire, Hijacking Fear, "Things Related and Not": From 9/11 to Baghdad, Empire, Sorrows of Empire, "Bring it On", Politics of Hope, Economics of empire, Extended Interviews, 30 min. condensed version of the program)
This film discusses how the events of 9/11/2001 have influenced United States politics, from advancing a pre-existing military agenda to rolling back civil liberties and social programs. This documentary features interviews with leading commentators on the events of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

Streamed: The Interrogator (FRONTLINE) / 2011 60 min. color
In a rare interview with Ali Soufan, the FBI agent who was at the center of the 9/11 investigations.

9/11 – DV-Disc HV 6432 A126 2002 / 2002 129 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
On the morning of September 11, 2001, brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on a documentary about a rookie New York City firefighter. Hearing a roar in the sky, Jules turned his camera upward - just in time to film the only existing image of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center Tower 1. With cameras rolling, the Naudets follow NYC firefighters into the heart of what would be known as Ground Zero. A striking tribute to real-life heroes who rose to extraordinary acts of courage and compassion.

Saint of 9/11: The True Story of Father Mychal Judge – DV-Disc BX 4705 J75 S3 2006 / 2006 80 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
The life of Father Mychal Judge, New York Fire Department Chaplain, and how he touched others before and after 9/11. Features interviews with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Malachi McCourt, Father Judge's own words, and more.

September 11 – DV-Disc PN 1997 A1 S42 2004 / 2002 135 min. color Languages: English, French, Japanese, Arabic, Bosnian, Hebrew, Farsi Subtitles: English, French
This international co-production brought together eleven acclaimed directors and asked them to make and 11 minute short in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The result is a daring and moving global cinematic reply to the earth shaking events.

...All In This Tea – DV-Disc SB 271 A44 2007 / 2007 70 min. color Languages: English
Follows the world-renowned tea expert David Lee Hoffman to some of the most remote regions of China in search of the best handmade teas in the world. During his youth, he spent four years with Tibetan monks in Nepal where he was introduced to some of the finest tea. Unable to find anything but insipid tea bags in the U.S., Hoffman began traveling to China to find tea for himself, climbing up lush, terraced mountainsides to meet the farmers who practiced skills handed down through generations of tea makers for thousands of years.

Burt Wolf: What We Eat – DV-Disc GT 2850 B876 2003 v.1-4 / 2002 84-112 min. ea. color Languages: English Subtitles: English (1. I-Milk's Leap Towards Immortality, II-Taking the High Ground, III-Simple Pleasures, IV-Here's Looking At You Kid / 112 min. 2. V-The Hand That Stirred The Pot, VI-How Sweet It Is, VII-Some Like It Hot / 84 min. 3. VIII-When Money Grew On Trees, IX-This Spud's For You, X-The Seed of Life / 84 min. 4. XI-Domesticated Bliss, XII-Time to Play Ketchup, XIII-Connecting the Dots / 84 min.)
A 13-part series that explores the way in which the exchange of foods between the old and new worlds as a result of Columbus's voyages changed the way people ate.

Chocolate (MODERN MARVELS) – DV-Disc HD 9200 A2 C48 2007 / 2007 50 min. color Languages: English
Takes a tour of the entire chocolate making process. Visits a working cacoa bean farm in Central America for a demonstration of the hand-harvesting techniques that have remained unchanged for centuries. Visits a M&M factory for demonstration of manufacturing process.

Stream Food Therapy: Functional Foods / 15 min. color
With the connection between diet and health well established, food manufacturers have been quick to design products that appeal to the health-conscious consumer. In this program, we explore the boom in so-called "functional foods," such as vitamin-B-enriched breakfast cereals, calcium-enriched milk, and vitamin-enriched fruit juices. We examine functional foods of the past and present, and some potential future products.

Streamed: Global Food Equity / 2012 20 min. color
This program addresses several factors that contribute to global food imbalances and shows how both individuals and organizations can help alleviate this human problem.

Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie (Season One) – DV-Disc TX 725 A1 G6871 2008 / 2006 520 min. color Languages: English
Travels the world to serve you a feast of culinary trends, exotic ingredients, and food-obsessed personalities. Journey into Gourmet magazine's test kitchens to learn how you can interpret a world of techniques and flavors in your kitchen.

King Corn: You Are What You Eat – DV-Disc HD 9049 C8 U65 2008 / 2006 90 min. color Languages: English
In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, nitrogen fertilizers, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-- and how we farm.

The Meaning of Food – DV-Disc GT 2853 U5 M43 2005 / 2005 180 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
So many cultural and religious celebrations center on food, but how did this come to be? Discover the rich and varied history of American dining in this three-episode series.

To Market To Market To Buy a Fat Pig – DV-Disc HF 5472 U6 T6 2007 / 2007 60 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
A celebration of market houses, market places, and farmers' markets across the United States.

 

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