New Arrivals - DVDs
The five members of the Cultural Study group that meets in class 401 have spent a lot of time wondering what it would be like to be in someone else's shoes. But they're about to learn that there's a huge difference between thinking about it and literally being in someone else's shoes! Because that's exactly what happens when, suddenly and inexplicably, they each find themselves inside the body of the girl or boy next door! It brings a whole new meaning to the term 'exchange student'.
Documents examples of where new modes of self-directed learning are taking hold and flourishing. Stories show that when students have the opportunity to explore their own interests and challenges, they step up and perform at the highest level.
Colby, Kansas, 1933. As the dark clouds of the economic depression settle over the country, another dark storm rages in the High Plains. From the panhandle of Texas to western Nebraska, there is a battle with an even greater foe and one far less forgiving: nature. Rising out of the dust, came two men Ray Garvey and John Kriss who believed the ground in western Kansas and eastern Colorado were fertile and capable of raising wheat-- all at a time when the world needed more than just food, it needed hope"--Container.
Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? How did Saint Nicholas become Santa Claus? Why do we have Christmas trees? Answers are provided to these questions and many more in this program that explores the history of Christmas.
Popular yoga instructor Hilaria Baldwin leads these workouts designed to keep expectant moms fit, energized, and tension-free during this vital time. Connect with your baby, release stress, and stay toned with these safe and effective flowing practices.
Ethel celebrates the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy, through a treasure trove of revealing and little-known anecdotes from those who know her best: her family. This personal portrait contains Ethel's first extended interview in more than 20 years. An official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary highlights the remarkable life of the Kennedy matriarch, and the decades-long love story between Ethel, now 84, and her late husband.
Chronicles the ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, and how they are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
Sherlock Holmes, the most famous fictional detective in the world, was also the first crime scene investigator. Based on a real surgeon, Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains, and minute traces of evidence to solve the crime. This program details the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history.
Includes five different one-mile walks, which can be mixed and matched.
A gripping feature-length documentary exploring the hauntings, history, and renovation of the historic Croke-Patterson Mansion in Denver, Colorado. There have been an uncanny number of deaths in the house including a documented suicide. As Brian and his team tackle the intimidating task of renovating the historic mansion, the workers begin to report sightings of apparitions, whispering voices, and peculiar odors.
Everyone has a particular body shape, whether it's an hourglass, ruler, or spoon. To make the most of working out, viewers need to do exercises tailored to one's own physique. Based on a patented system that delivers proven results, the program contains two 20-minute circuit workouts for each body type.
Follows the real life rock 'n' roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey. In this Cinderella story for the ages, Arnel, having overcome a lifetime's worth of hardships, must now navigate the immense pressures of replacing a legendary singer and leading a world-renowned band on their most extensive world tour in years.
"Inspector Federico Vivaldi is an old-school cop in a new world: his son is gay, his wife has left him and he's got an ambitious colleague nipping at his heels to take over his position. He may be old-fashioned but he's resilient enough to find his way in the new reality. His son, Stefano, is also a cop, and father and son make a good team solving crimes together in the northeastern Italian city of Trieste. Each has different strengths: Federico's a veteran investigator with finely honed instincts, while Stefano takes a more rational approach using the latest forensic tools. Together, they investigate cases ranging from insurance fraud to murder and human trafficking. " --Container.
NOVA returns to Ground Zero to witness the completion of One World Trade Center. As the super storm Sandy bore down on New York, many feared that the still-incomplete structures would be especially vulnerable to the storm's wrath. NOVA reveals the engineering story behind their remarkable resilience to nature's worst blows. The greatest test is still to come, though: will the final product be a fitting site for national remembrance?
The film features a compilation of two fascinating "HISTORY" specials: Bonnie and Clyde: The Story of Love and Death; learn how the young lovers found each other in the slums of Dallas and led a notorious gang on a murderous crime spree covering five states. Man, Moment, Machine: Hunting Bonnie and Clyde; which details their ruthless journey to become one of the most romanticized criminals of all time.
Ardeshir Mohasses was Iran's foremost political cartoonist, satirist, painter, and illustrator. The filmmaker seeks to portray the beauty of Ardeshir's purpose and power in crafting his art to convey the plight of the oppressed, and his universal sense of justice and tyranny, expressed visually. Documentary displays the depth of Ardeshir's observations and his extraordinary free spirit.
Burn fat and get a tight and toned body with one of many fitness instructors/trainer to the stars! Get the heart rate up while sculpting and toning the entire body in a fun and challenging high intensity workout! Includes four ten minute fat burning cardio Allegra workouts, complete with intervals and mat exercises focusing on building lean, toned muscles in the abs, arms, butt and legs. Finish it all off with an extended stretch to lengthen the muscles and a cool down session.
A documentary examining opposing cultural movements in India (tradition vs. modernism), contrasting the experiences and attitudes of contestants in the Miss India beauty contest with those of participants at a Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls.
Made by the United States Information Agency in 1964 as a memorial tribute to President Kennedy to be shown overseas, the film captures the spirit and vitality of his presidency with excerpts from many of his speeches as well as color footage of his swearing in and inaugural address.
Using a letter written by Union officer, Lt. Frank A. Haskell to his brother, as well as other accounts from soldiers on both sides, this film tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg as experienced by the soldiers who were there.
It took 80 years to rise to power, but now, after only 12 months, the Muslim Brotherhood has been ousted by its longtime foe-the Egyptian military. In a special FRONTLINE report, Middle East Correspondents Martin Smith and Charles Sennott examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt?s Muslim Brotherhood. With unique access to the Brotherhood?s leadership, FRONTLINE follows the Islamist movement as it plots its next move.
Jack Irish, is a brooding antihero of Australia. Reeling in the wake of his wife's murder, the former lawyer has reinvented himself as a part-time private investigator and full-time alcoholic, intent on drowning his demons. When an old client dies after leaving Jack several frantic voicemails, the PI realizes he can't outrun or out-drink his past. Jack returns to the world that took everything away from him: a seedy place of lowlifes, corruption, violence, and retribution.
A product of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard, the film offers not information but immersion in wind, water, grinding machinery and piscine agony. Set entirely on a groundfish trawler out of New Bedford, Massachusetts and presented without dialogue, the brutality of fishing, as opposed to its romance, is emphasized here.
This exercise system is designed especially for those who suffer from arthritis. Renowned Sports Medicine specialist Vijay Vad, MD, created these exercise programs to help reduce pain, enhance mobility, and decrease dependence on medication, regardless of current fitness levels. Includes three levels of workouts based on yoga and Pilates and is led by expert instructor Stephanie Culen.
In Tolstoy's timeless epic of love and loss, a circle of aristocrats finds their glittering world crumbling as war threatens imperial Russia. Set during the years of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, War and Peace follows the changing fortunes of brooding hero Prince Andrej, his bookish friend Pierre, and the spirited but nav?e Natasha. As Napoleon?s armies menace their privileged lives, the horrors of the battlefield reach into the elegant ballrooms and bedrooms of Moscow.