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1. Mankiller [2017]

Video
1 videodisc (approximately 57 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital. optical. stereo. 5.1 Dolby Digital. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file. DVD video.
"This is the story of an American hero and legend, one who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King, Jr. -- and yet few people know her name. Wilma Mankiller is someone who humbly defied the odds to fight injustice and give a voice to the voiceless. She overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation's first female Principal Chief in 1985. [This film] examines the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller and reunites the documentary team of Gale Anne Hurd and Valerie Red-Horse Mohl for their third and most powerful film."-- Container.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (1 hr., 22 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in.
Fredric Jameson lectures on the "myths of the modern," pointing out many aspects of modernity that have been revived, such as ideological philosophy, including the study of ethics. He discusses political philosophy, political economy, and the resuscitation of aesthetics. He suggests that a humanities for the future requires that the vestiges of the past be swept away or at least recognized and identified for what they are. Then artists, like political innovators, must confront their primary dilemma, which is "the ideology and culture of consumption."
Law Library (Crown)

3. After spring [2016]

Video
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 0.
With the Syrian conflict now in its seventh year, millions of people continue to be displaced. The documentary is the story of what happens next.
Law Library (Crown)

4. Barristers [2017]

Video
1 videodisc (150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video.
A groundbreaking documentary series following some of the UK's leading legal minds. For the first time ever, cameras have access to the working of the British courts. Over fifteen months, they have unprecedented access to the barristers, their cases, and the courts system.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video.
Documentary looks at the increasing restrictions on reproductive rights faced by American women.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (57 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in.
Norman Ornstein discusses Sen. Thomas Daschle's speech criticizing Pres. Bush's economic policy. Actor Kristin Scott Thomas discusses her new film, Gosford Park. Stanford Law School professor Lawrence Lessig discusses concepts and their applications from his book, The future of ideas.
Law Library (Crown)

7. Driving with Selvi [2015]

Video
2 videodiscs : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video.
  • [Disc 1] Theatrical version (74 min.)
  • [Disc 2] Educational version (52 min.) ; Trailer (1 min., 40 sec.).
Selvi, like so many girls in India, is a child bride in a violent marriage. One day she escapes and goes on to become South India's first female taxi driver. This is the ten-year journey of a charming, strong, and courageous young woman who defies all expectations, moving beyond the pain she's experienced to create a new life.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (205 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby digital. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
"[This film] goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. With 92 locations throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this diverse and cosmopolitan city, and beyond. The New York Public Library exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual's right to know and the be informed. It is one of the most democratic institutions in America-everyone is welcome. The Library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities."-- Container.
Law Library (Crown)

9. Jefferson's blood [2000]

Video
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Examines Thomas Jefferson's life and follows the descendents of Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings as they search their family history and sort out their place along America's blurred color line.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (77 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; 2.0 Dolby Digital. Digital: video file; DVD video.
"[This film] follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change."-- Container.
Law Library (Crown)

11. Rosenwald [2017]

Video
2 videodiscs (96 min.) : color, black and white, sound ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 19 cm) Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
"Rosenwald is the incredible story of how businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald joined forces with Booker T. Washington and African American communities in the segregationist Jim Crow South to build more than 5000 schools. Inspired by the Jewish doctrine of 'tikkun olam,' repairing the world, and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, the Rosenwald Fund supported major African-American artists and intellectuals, like Marian Anderson, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Jacob Lawrence, and Gordon Parks. This unprecedented historical partnership impacted American culture for generations and continues to inspire today."-- Container.
Law Library (Crown)

12. Scottsboro Boys [1998]

Video
1 videodisc (47 min.) : color with black and white sequences, sound ; 4 3/4 in.
Recounts the arrest of nine young black men for suspected rape, their trials, their struggles in prison and to clear their names.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (1 hr., 29 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (49 pages ; 23 cm)
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (1 hr., 88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • First panel / Laurie Hall
  • Second panel / Mike Furlong, Celina McDonald, Beth Williams, Stephen Parks.
Law Library (Crown)

15. True conviction [2017]

Video
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby. Digital: video file; Blu-ray; region 1.
This documentary follows three exonerated men who started a detective agency in Dallas that seeks to free those who are wrongly accused and still behind bars.
Law Library (Crown)

16. True conviction [2017]

Video
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
This documentary follows three exonerated men who started a detective agency in Dallas that seeks to free those who are wrongly accused and still behind bars.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (81 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches
"Every day, 5 million children in the U.S. either witness or are victims of domestic violence. In the current system, a judge is more likely to award child custody to the violent father if the mother tries to escape the abusive relationship. In fact, fathers win up to 70 percent of contested cases even when they’ve been found guilty of domestic or sexual violence against the mother or the children. Most people are unaware of the shocking imbalance of power and how hard mothers have to fight to protect their children. In this bold and provocative film, mothers, lawyers, and domestic violence experts share intimate personal stories, hard-hitting facts and frank discussions about what is wrong with the system and how to fix it. [This film] features the indomitable 86-year-old Charlotta Harrison, who stayed 60 years in an abusive marriage to protect her son. She speaks hauntingly about the pressures and fears that made it so difficult to leave. You will also meet other women and children who have been separated, silenced, and pushed to extreme solutions in order to escape. Hear their stories and what they’re doing to fight back"-- Container.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (64 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; region 1. DVD video.
"In 2013, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, a Quinnipiac University poll revealed that 91% of Americans support comprehensive background checks that could prevent thousands of similar gun violence tragedies nationwide. 91%: A Film about Guns in America allows for those permanently affected by the aftermath of gun violence to have a voice. The survivors of these tragedies tell their heartbreaking stories of loss, pain, and a heroic search for hope in a nation stalled in a senseless gun control debate. Every story details agony. Carolyn Tuft lost her daughter Kirsten Hinckley in the 2007 killing spree at Salt Lake City's Trolley Square Mall. Once physically active, Carolyn can barely take a few steps without exhaustion--doctors could not remove all the metal shot in her body. In Portland, Maine, Wayne and Judi Richardson lost their daughter Darien days after she was shot in her bedroom by an intruder. The gun that was used was purchased at a "private" gun show--later used to kill a young man a month after Darien's murder. In 1999, a Neo-Nazi shot six-year- old Joshua Stepakoff at the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center. Joshua continues to live on alert while attending college."-- Publisher's web site.
Law Library (Crown)

19. 99 homes [2014]

Video
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
When a single father Dennis Nash is evicted from his home, his only chance to win it back is to go to work for Rick Carver, the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. It's a deal-with-the-devil that provides security for his family; but as Nash falls deeper into Carver's web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.
Law Library (Crown)

20. A good American [2016]

Video
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround. Projection: widescreen; fullscreen. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
"Bill Binney was a brilliant cryptologist, long-time National Security Agency (NSA) analyst and Technical Director. He developed a sophisticated program named ThinThread for gathering data capable of providing clues, in real-time, of potential terrorist threats. Built-in safeguards would have prevented the massive surveillance methods later exposed by Edward Snowden. Why was this program killed off? Who was behind it? [This film] is...about a groundbreaking surveillance program, the brilliant mastermind behind it and how a perfect alternative to mass surveillance was killed by NSA management for money - three weeks prior to 9/11."-- Container.
Law Library (Crown)