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The 10 Conditions of Love
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directed by Jeff Daniels, 1955- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 54 mins
Meet Ms Rebiya Kadeer, a human rights activist twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She is the impassioned though graying exiled leader of the Uyghurs, a Muslim people whose ancestral home, East Turkestan, was annexed by the Chinese in 1949 and re-named Xinxiang province. Since then the Chinese have dominate...
directed by Jeff Daniels, 1955- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 54 mins
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16 Acres
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directed by Richard Hankin, fl. 2015 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2012), 1 hour 32 mins
The rebuilding of ground zero is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex urban renewal projects in recent history. The struggle to develop these 16 acres of land has encompassed eleven years, nineteen government agencies, a dozen projects and over $20 billion. Aside from the engineering cha...
directed by Richard Hankin, fl. 2015 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2012), 1 hour 32 mins
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30 Seconds of Gold: Advertising on Chinese TV
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produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour
Once a year, about one hundred companies seeking dominant positions in China’s booming economy, compete in an auction for television advertising time. They face off on CCTV, China’s most watched (and only national) network, serving the 400 million television owners in China. The companies know they cannot affo...
produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour
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99% Woman
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produced by Worldview Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 51 mins
In October, 1998, forty-five year old Benjy Nelson - former high school athlete and United States Air Force airman - had a sex-change operation. During his air force career, he began to dress as a woman - first at home, and then in public. For the last five years before his operation, Benjy dressed as a woman full...
produced by Worldview Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 51 mins
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100 Years of Silence: The Germans in Namibia
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directed by Halfdan Muurholm and Casper Erichsen; produced by Halfdan Muurholm (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 8 mins
One hundred years ago, the Herero people of Namibia were nearly exterminated by German colonial soldiers in what has become known as the first genocide of the 20th century. Herero men, women and children were rounded up like cattle and put into Germany's first ever concentration camps. Four years later, three-quar...
directed by Halfdan Muurholm and Casper Erichsen; produced by Halfdan Muurholm (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 8 mins
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300 Miles to Freedom
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directed by Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014; produced by W&B Productions (Syracuse, NY: W&B Productions, 2011), 34 mins
On June 4, 1844, John W. Jones and four of his companions headed north. They were fugitive slaves who escaped bondage in Leesburg, Virginia. 300 Miles to Freedom chronicles John W Jones’ journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad and his remarkable life as a free man in Elmira, New York. When John arrived...
directed by Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014; produced by W&B Productions (Syracuse, NY: W&B Productions, 2011), 34 mins
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731: Two Versions of Hell
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produced by James T. Hong (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 28 mins
This is a multi-award winning documentary about Unit 731, Japan's secret World War II biological and chemical weapons facility in the Chinese town of Harbin where biological weapons were developed during the Japanese Occupation. The film uses the same footage as seen from two points of view. The first half gives t...
produced by James T. Hong (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 28 mins
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1905: Year of Light: Einstein's Important Discovery
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directed by Philippe Tournancheau (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 52 mins
E=MC2. Who really understands what lies behind Albert Einstein's famous formula? This fascinating documentary follows the development of his scientific ideas with great cinematic style. Special effects and beautifully rendered dramatizations illustrate the important discoveries and events in Einstein's early years...
directed by Philippe Tournancheau (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 52 mins
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7l West Broadway, Ground Zero, N.Y.
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directed by Beverly Peterson; produced by Beverly Peterson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 20 mins
Like thousands of New Yorkers who live downtown, the filmmaker Beverly Peterson witnessed close-up the horrific events of 9/11. Her first instinct was to grab her video camera in order to bear witness to the tragedy unfolding. Filming became a way of surviving the following months as she documented what was happen...
directed by Beverly Peterson; produced by Beverly Peterson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 20 mins
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About Face: Supermodels Then and Now
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directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 1952-; produced by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 1952- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 11 mins
About Face reunites fashion's legendary models and examines their lives, careers, and lifelong relationship with beauty. From youth to cosmetic surgery, addiction to self-esteem, overnight stardom to reinvention, this HBO documentary reveals the extraordinary women behind the famous faces. Shot in Timothy Greenfie...
directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 1952-; produced by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 1952- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 11 mins
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