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2. The big short [2015]

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2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby digital 5.1. Digital: video file; Blu-ray. video file; DVD video; Region 1.
The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market's housing boom is based on a "house of cards" sham; Mark Baum, self-loathing fictional character whose firm picks up insider trading information from a wrong number phone call; Jarred Vennet, a smart-aleck broker who confirms the ominous suspicion; and Charles Gellar and James Shipley, small-time players who hit it big.
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1 videodisc (70 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 0.
"City of God - 10 Years Later investigates the fate of the young actors who participated in the award winning film City of God, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund. The documentary shows how their lives unfolded after the film’s worldwide success. The film includes the participation of the actors who portrayed Dadinho, Bené, and Li’l Zé, as well as the actress Alice Braga and musician and actor Seu Jorge. "--Container.
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4. Codegirl [2016]

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1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video.
Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their communities through technology and collaboration. The Technovation Challenge aims to empower girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition.
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5. Desnorte : contos [2016]

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194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
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494 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
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1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; 5.1 DTS-HD MA; 5.1 Dolby Digital. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray; 1080p High Definition; regions A, B, C.
Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's boyfriend, the handsomest man in the world, Monroe Rutherford. What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl's sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 105 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Elvis and Madona is a romantic comedy that deals with an unusual subject in a delicate and realistic way: a love story between young lesbian Elvis and a transvestite Madona. The story takes place in Copacabana, neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. The screenplay comprehends a full array of human types and, by following the journey of both protagonists, illustrates the conflicts generated by the evolution of behavior and custom. It is a modern and agile picture, and its soundtrack will follow the latest musical trends. Nevertheless, it is essentially a love story, proving that love can exist in any situation.
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 97 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Like every morning, Madalena makes bread for Antonio's old coffee shop. Like every day, she crosses the railways where no trains have passed for years; she cleans up the gate of the locked cemetery, and listens to the priest's sermon before sharing lunch with the other old villagers. Clinging to the image of her dead husband and living in her memories, Madalena is awakened by the arrival of Rita, a young photographer who is arriving in the ghost village of Jotuomba, where time seems to have stopped. A deep relationship is forged between the two women, which gradually builds to have a profound effect on both of their lives, as well as the rest of the villagers.
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1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
Story of young Japanese at the turn of the century who emigrate to Brazil to work the booming coffee plantations and to raise a family. They dream of one day returning to Japan but sickness and death surround them as they struggle to defend the rights of the workers and they remain in Brazil.
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4 videodiscs (approximately 559 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby Atmos. Digital: video file; Blu-ray; region A.
"This season begins with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill. At Castle Black, Jon Snow struggles to balance the demands of the Night's Watch with those of newly-arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself the rightful king of Westeros. Meanwhile, Cersei scrambles to hold on to power in King's Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jamie embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend while a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause. And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires some hard sacrifices."--Container.
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5 videodiscs (approximately 559 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby Audio 5.1. digital; optical; stereo; Dolby Audio 2.0. Projection: widescreen (1.78:1); 24 fps. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; Region 1.
  • Disc 1. The wars to come (52 min.) / written for television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss ; directed by Michael Slovis
  • The house of black and white (55 min.) / written for television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss ; directed by Michael Slovis.
  • Disc 2. High sparrow (60 min.) / written for television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss ; directed by Mark Mylod
  • Sons of the harpy (50 min.) / written for television by Dave Hill ; directed by Mark Mylod.
  • Disc 3. Kill the boy (57 min.) / written for television by Bryan Cogman ; directed by Jeremy Podeswa ; Unbowed, unbent, unbroken (54 min.) / written for television by Bryan Cogman ; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
  • Disc 4. The gift (59 min.) / written for television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss ; directed by Miguel Sapochnik
  • Hardhome (60 min.) / written for television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss ; directed by Miguel Sapochnik.
  • Disc 5. The dance of dragons (52 min.) / written for television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss ; directed by David Nutter
  • Mother's mercy (60 min.) / written for television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss ; directed by David Nutter.
"This season begins with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill. At Castle Black, Jon Snow struggles to balance the demands of the Night's Watch with those of the newly-arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself as the rightful king of Westeros. Meanwhile, Cersei scrambles to hold on to power in King's Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jamie embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend while a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause. And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires some hard sacrifices. This season features some of the most explosive scenes yet, as the promise that "winter is coming" becomes more ominous than ever before."--Container.
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2 videodiscs (approximately 300 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby Digital 5.1. digital; optical; stereo; Dolby Digital 2.0. Projection: widescreen (16:9); 24 fps. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; Region 1.
  • Iowa
  • Triggering
  • Female author
  • Cubbies
  • Sit-in
  • Close up
  • Ask me my name
  • Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz
  • Daddy issues
  • Home birth.
In the fourth season the girls are tentatively edging toward maturity as they take on new personas in new worlds. As the season begins, Hannah leaves New York to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop in the hopes of becoming a more serious writer, while confronting uncertainty in her relationship with Adam. Meanwhile, back in New York, Marnie pursues a music career while balancing her professional and romantic relationship with Desi; Shoshanna graduates and begins interviewing for jobs.
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14. Grandma [2016]

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1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; 5.1 DTS-HD MA; 5.1 Dolby digital. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray; 1080p high definition; region A; region B; region C.
Elle, who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 96 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Winner, best foreign feature, the 2005 Sundance Film Festival The Hero (O Heroi) is the story of Angola, a nation torn apart by forty years of uninterrupted war, and now trying imperfectly but courageously to piece itself back together. It is also the story of a city, Luanda, like so many in the Third World, trying to absorb the millions of people displaced by civil strife and global economic change. After a thirteen year national liberation struggle against the Portuguese colonialists ended with independence in 1975, Angola plunged immediately into a brutal civil war. The national MPLA government, backed initially by Cuba and the Soviet Union, and the UNITA rebels, supported by the U.S. and the South African apartheid regime, remained locked in conflict until 2003, long after the end of the Cold War itself. Zeze Gamboa, director of the film, has stated that he considers himself in the camp of African filmmakers who see their work as contributing directly to the task of national reconstruction. The Hero is a universal story. In Central Europe, Latin America, Africa and in all the places where there is or there was war, hundreds of thousands must deal with the stigma, try to survive and become a part of post-war society. The aim of this movie is to show children - the former instruments of war-that it is possible to live in peace. The central character of the film, the hero of the title, is Vitorio. We meet him at a hospital where he has been waiting for months for a prosthetic leg to replace the one he lost after stepping on a landmine, ironically in the last months of Angola's civil war. He was impressed into service at age fifteen while at a seminary and has been fighting for twenty years since. A doctor finally takes pity on him and gives him a new leg; Vitorio is compared to someone beginning a new life. But the decorated war veteran encounters little sympathy and much prejudice for an unskilled soldier with a prosthetic limb as he scours Luanda looking for a job. At the same time we are introduced to another victim of the war, a bright ten year old orphan, Manu. He is being brought up by his paternal grandmother, Flora, after having been abandoned by his mother at birth and losing his father four years ago in the war. Manu is still searching desperately for his father and will not allow for the possibility that he has been killed. He has a hand-made telescope which he uses to scan the skies, a symbol for this search. Manu, like so many boys without enough adult supervision, is drifting into a life of petty crime, stealing bicycle tires and car radios. His second grade teacher, a well-off mulata named Joana, was a friend and admirer of his father and tries to fulfill some of the functions of an absent parent by encouraging Manu's academic potential. One night Vitorio is so depressed he becomes drunk. During his fitful sleep a member of a local gang steals his leg and his medal. At this low point in his fortunes, Vitorio begins a relationship with a prostitute named Judite. As they get to know each other better she reveals that Judite is only her nom de guerre and that her real name is Maria Barbara. She has suffered a great loss too, becoming separated from her son soon after his birth. She even appears on a heart-wrenching program called 'Meeting Place, ' an actual Angolan television show where parents and children appear in an attempt to locate each other. Now she has a chance for a real relationship with Vitorio. When Vitorio goes back to the hospital, he meets Joana who befriends him and invites him to her house for dinner. Vitorio is not clear whether her interest is romantic or political. Joana decides to try to help Vitorio and the other veterans who have been forgotten in post-war Angola. Her boy friend, Pedro, a cynical young representative of the emerging bourgeoisie, whose uncle is a Minister of the Interior in the current government, has just returned from four years of study in the United States. She persuades him to ask his uncle to arrange a 30-minute radio program using Vitorio's story as a symbol of the decline of social solidarity in Angola. During his eloquent radio interview Vitorio says that 'war has only succeeded in destroying my generation's dreams.' The broadcast proves a politically astute move; when the minister emerges from the radio studio he is met by scores of grateful war veterans. In the meantime Manu has fenced a stolen car radio for Vitorio's stolen prosthesis which he says he will give to his father when they are reunited. There is an obvious contrast between the long empty telescope which nurtures Manu's dreams and the long empty prosthesis which allows Vitorio to get around Luanda's streets. When Manu's grandmother finds the prosthesis under his bed, soon after hearing the radio broadcast, she becomes furious and insists he return it to Vitorio at the station. Vitorio is not angry, only thankful to have his prosthesis back. He obtains a job as a chauffeur and in the last frames of the film we see Manu and him driving along the waterfront as if they were ' at least for that moment - father and son. What differentiates The Hero from a Hollywood film is that it consistently abjures romantic endings for real life solutions. Vitorio wanted to start a relationship with Joana but class differences dictated that Joana should end up with the unsympathetic, upper class Pedro and Vitorio with Judite. Vitorio is obviously not Manu's real father nor is he the child Judite abandoned; but that doesn't mean they can't play a role in his upbringing. Instead of relying on biological relationships, people are having to improvise families. Similarly The Hero argues that Angola will have to rebuild itself as a nation by relying on new forms of solidarity and social interdependence among all its people. There comes a time, while still mourning the past, to start building the present. One of those movies that are sad without being depressing because of the generosity and warmth fhe filmmaker brings to the story. It owes an obvious debt to The Bicycle Thief and is infused with the durable spirit of Italian neo-realism. Its presence here did Sundance proud. - New York Times A 20-year veteran of the 30-year-old Angolan civil war finds assimilation into the chaotic life of the capital city of Luanda a challenge in this affecting drama. Gamboa shows an assured directorial hand by managing the multiple storylines with aplomb. - Variety The Hero tells an inspiring and honest story of how the Angolan people are trying to reconstruct their lives with dignity and resiliency - George Wright, Author, The Destruction of a Nation: The United States Policy Towards Angola since 1945

16. Joy [2015]

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1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; 5.1 DTS-HD MA. Digital: video file; Blu-ray; 1080p high definition.
A wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce.
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17. The lady in the van [2015]

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1 videodisc (approximately 104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby Digital 5.1; DSS. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray.
The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years.
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18. The lady in the van [2015]

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1 videodisc (approximately 104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby Digital 5.1; DSS. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years.
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19. Livro dos começos [2016]

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[20 unbound pages in slipcase] ; 21 cm.
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71 p. ; 16x23 cm
O propósito deste Manual é sensibilizar os inspetores tributários para questões relacionadas com o fenómeno da corrupção. Este Manual fornece orientações sobre a forma de reconhecer indicadores de possível corrupção no decurso de uma ação de inspeção. Conteúdo O que são suborno e corrupção? O papel da administração fiscal no combate ao suborno e corrupção O papel dos inspetores tributários Indicadores de possível suborno ou corrupção Indicadores relativos ao risco interno e externo do contribuinte Indicadores relativos às operações do contribuinte Indicadores relativos a pagamentos e fluxos financeiros Indicadores sobre os resultados das operações do contribuinte Indicadores relativos ao beneficiário dos proventos de possível suborno ou corrupção Anexo A - Lista de sites úteis e outros recursos Anexo B - Informações que devem constar numa comunicação de suspeitas de possível suborno ou corrupção Anexo C - Indicadores de possível suborno ou corrupção