New Arrivals - DVDs
The movie tells the true tale of an Alaskan wildlife filmmaker's persistent curiosity and quest to test the claims of what appears to be an outrageously simple and "too good to be true" healing concept -- physical, bare skin contact with the Earth -- which may have been known by civilizations throughout history. New research has started to confirm the unexpected, that the surface of the Earth has healing power, like a gigantic treatment table. He introduces this concept to his fellow townsmen in Haines, Alaska (population 1,700), many of whom suffer from major pain or disabling conditions. Starting with his own pain relief, he witnesses and films a surprising and miraculous healing in the town generated by simply grounding people to the Earth, that is, reconnecting them to the Earth's healing energy. Even an orphaned moose calf named "Karen" participates in the healing. The news of the town's response draws the attention of Apollo astronauts who walked on the moon, as well as doctors and scientists. --Website.
The honey badger is one the most fearless animals in the world, renowned for its ability to confront grown lions and shrug off the toxic defenses of stinging bees, scorpions, and snakes. The film follows a team of researchers in South Africa who set out to study them, stymie them, rescue them, or keep them as pets.
Work on skills by understanding and translating ASL vocabulary, sentences, and idioms from two deaf ASL professors, Gilda Toby Ganezer and Avery Posner, along with certified ASL interpreter, April Starks. There are fourteen quizzes with seven multiple choice questions per quiz. The program is best for every ASL student, interpreter trainee, interpreter, teacher, and ASL enthusiast when it comes to fine-tuning receptive and translation skills.
Judge Olivia Lockhard (Andie MacDowell) is considered the community's guiding light in the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. But like everyone else, Olivia fights the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all the while doing her best to care for the township she calls home.
Follow seventeen-year-old Mikayla Irle as she memorizes books of the Bible on her quest to win the National Bible Quiz Championship and the heart of JP, her quiz team captain. The film explores coming of age in the face of faith, doubt, fierce competition, sexuality and teen love.
Outsider artist Harald Olson and his eccentric patron Jimmy Olinkiewicz found each other on Shelter Island, NY, and teamed up to sell paintings roadside. The semi-homeless painter and the father of an autistic child were magically connected, and together took friendship to a new level when they secured a major gallery showing of Olson's unconventional work in NYC. An elegant, beautiful tale of how art, compassion and creativity can unlock hidden potential in unexpected places.
In the summer of 1970, several of the era's biggest rock stars, including Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Buddy Guy, took to the rails for Festival Express. The show was a multi-artist, multi-city concert tour that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation. The entire experience was filmed both off-stage and on, but the extensive footage of the events remained locked away for decades, only recently having been restored.
It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan -- what some are calling "the perfect storm" -- slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mile-per-hour winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools, and hospitals.
Explores the challenges, gifts, and unique perspective of twelve adults on the autism spectrum. Discusses the many problems facing the autism community, from bullying to marginalization. The difficulties and experiences that have shaped these twelve individuals serve as an inspiration to anyone who marches to the beat of a different drummer.
When three close friends learn that the pastor who conducted each of their weddings neglected to file paperwork to make them official, they are faced with the decision to re-marry the men they now know or make a run for it.
Throughout the wild highlands and war-torn plains of Afghanistan and Central Asia lie traces of the ancient world. It was here, 2,300 years ago, that icon Alexander the Great became the first European to rule the East. In a major turning point in history, he crossed into Asia in 334 BCE, crushed the Persian Empire, and discovered a highly developed eastern civilization. In a six-part series, David Adams explores the footprints of an ancient world, today almost entirely erased.
Without Josephine, would Napoleon have ever become Emperor? In Search of Josephine reveals the life of an incredibly modern woman. From her childhood spent on the island of Martinique to her coronation as Empress at age 41, and finally to her strange death ten years later.
Takes the viewer on a historic journey throughout Israel, at the intersection of the world's three great religions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Peter Greenberg explore Israel as it has never been seen before, through the eyes of its leader.
The sold-out event, which was hosted by Jon Stewart, recognized Springsteen's extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as his significant charitable work and featured performances by Bruce Springteen and the E Street Band in addition to more than a dozen performances of Springsteen's work by other artists.
Tells the comedic story of aging partners Freddie and Stuart, two men who have lived together in their Covent Garden flat for nearly 50 years. Freddie was a budding actor and Stuart worked in a bar when they first met, but their careers are pretty much over and their lives now consist of entertaining their frequent guests, making sure that their aged dog Balthazar is still breathing, and hurling caustic insults at each other.
Frontline investigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance.
A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of beaver enthusiasts who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes.
Tells the moving stories of animals that formed an unlikely bond with a human. These rare relationships cross the divide between the species and provide a glimpse of the inner life of the creatures who share the world. Each animal's story is a lesson from the recent past with the power to change the modern view of their species.
On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to the first complete survey of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. D-Day's Sunken Secrets unfolds an account of the tumultuous events and reveals how the Allies intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to the ambitious and risky military operation.
When you are less than a foot tall, raindrops fall like meteorites and a breeze feels like a tornado! The challenges these tiny yet adorable creatures face are exceptional and their enemies gigantic, but their solutions are ingenious. Prepare to be amazed, entertained and fascinated by our planet's hidden kingdoms. It's time for the little guys to take center stage!
On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis. But underneath lies a secret, hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. Secrets of Underground London uncovers 2000 years of subterranean history: a world of ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers.
A look at some of the planet's great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers, sometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. Some gather to breed, migrate, for protection, or simply to keep warm. But in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all.
In the frigid valleys of Japan's Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place. With their confident leader to guide them and their families to shelter and care for them, this troop of snow monkeys is ready to face the world.