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EDUCATIONAL DVDS – Health & Environment

The Forgotten Bomb

the forgotten bomb

When the Cold War ended, the generations that lived through it were relieved to finally vanquish the specter of a mushroom cloud from their minds. But today, thousands of nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia remain on high-alert, still poised to destroy the planet. THE FORGOTTEN BOMB explores our pre-conceptions about nuclear weapons and their history... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 60 min
  • DVD Release: 2010
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Gas Hole

gas hole

What caused America to go from being a leading exporter of oil to the world's largest importer? What are the economic and sociological forces that have contributed to that change and impede its solution? Gas Hole is an eye-opening documentary about the history of oil prices and sheds light on a secret that the big oil companies don't want you to know – that there are viable and affordable alternatives to fuel! It also provides a detailed examination... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 100 min
  • DVD Release: 2011
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Genetic Chile

Genetic Chile

An eye-opening look at the world of genetically modified foods through the lens of New Mexico’s iconic chile pepper. The chile pepper defines New Mexican cuisine and is considered a sacred plant by many cultures. Despite overwhelming evidence of gene flow, persistent safety questions, predatory multinational agribusiness corporations and potential economic damage, the State of New Mexico funded research to produce a GMO chile... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 61 min
  • DVD Release: 7/24/2012
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Hempsters

hempsters

HEMPSTERS: PLANT THE SEED follows seven activists as they fight to legalize industrial hemp in the United States, which is used in over 30 countries and is widely known to have numerous environmental benefits such as: less reliance on oil, more efficient use of energy, forest conservation, soil redemption and landfill use reduction, just to name a few. Featured in the film is award-winning actor and well-known hemp... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 78 min
  • DVD Release: 6/28/2011
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IN BETWEEN SONGS

IN BETWEEN SONGS

In the remote Northwestern Territory of Australia, the Galpu clan, an Aboriginal family led by famed didjeridu craftsman and player, Djalu Gurruwiwi, struggles to maintain their ancestral traditions at the face of modern societal, economical, and environmental pressures. When Djalu's son displays limited interest in the clan's legacy and the effects of nearby billion dollar Rio Tinto bauxite mine begin to take its toll, he and the clan elders must devise a strategy to overcome their limited infrastructure and resources, lack of education for the next generation, and the increasing cost of living in order to preserve their cultural identity, while staying connected to the modern world.

Narrated by Emmy® award winner and Academy Award® nominated actor & activist, James Cromwell, IN BETWEEN SONGS captures the global imperative to preserve a priceless culture and its musical legacy. More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 86 min
  • DVD Release: 2014
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Kids' Rights

Kids' Rights

In KIDS’ RIGHTS, filmmakers Michael Dudko and Olga Rudnieva ask themselves if they are good enough for parenthood and whether they have the right after they personally witness Sir Elton John’s own failed attempt to adopt a child. Their investigation leads them through the Himalayas, the urban slums of Ukraine, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States where they learn about the corruption behind adoption practices and the cyclical problems caused by the welfare system. Through interviews with Dave Pelzer, author of “A Child Called It”, social workers, neuropsychologists, attorneys, parents, soon-to-be parents, victims of child abuse, and Sir Elton John himself, they learn that in today’s global society children in lack of basic human rights and privileges... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 94 min
  • DVD Release: 05/20/2014
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Living Things

Living Things

Rhona, a yoga instructor committed to a vegan lifestyle, must entertain Leo, her red meat-loving, blue collar father-in-law, as she waits for her husband to join them for dinner. When Leo attempts to apologize for a past insult... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 84 min
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Lost Angels - Skid Row Is My Home

lost angels - skid row is my home

Director Thomas Napper's LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals--people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. The film shows how their descent into society’s basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 75 min
  • DVD Release: 2012
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Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic

loving lampposts: living autistic

As autism has exploded into the public consciousness over the last 20 years, two opposing questions have been asked about the condition fueling the debate: is it a devastating sickness to be cured or is it a variation of the human brain – just a different way to be human? LOVING LAMPPOSTS: LIVING AUTISTIC takes a look at two movements: the "recovery movement", which views autism as a tragic epidemic brought on by environmental toxins... More .

  • Genre: Documentary
  • TRT: 83 min
  • DVD Release: 2011
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