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Films & DVDs Released in 2014
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Fall 2014 Releases
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  • The Absent House - Sustainable design in the tropics. The story of a Puerto Rican architect pioneering locally-suited green building, for over thirty years. (new September, 2014)

  • Film StillBastards: Outcast in Morocco - Documents one woman's fight to have her sham marriage recognized and her daughter legitimized by the Moroccan judicial system. (new September, 2014)

  • Bestiaire - Fascinating and beguiling, Denis Côté's mesmerizing meditation on the relationship between man and beast. From the KimStim Collection. (new October, 2014)

  • Bill Morrison: Collected Works (1996 - 2013) - This five-disc set comprises 16 works by filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison.

  • The Coal Miner's Day - Every day hundreds of men risk life and limb going down into the Buzhanska mine in the Ukraine to mine coal with rusty old tools from the Soviet era. (new September, 2014)

  • A Common Purpose - The trial of the "Upington 25" in South Africa in 1986 saw twenty-five men and women from a black township tried for the murder of a local black policeman. (new September, 2014)

  • Exile, a Myth Unearthed - A new look at history that re-shapes the Middle East conflict. (new September, 2014)

  • Floating - Yang is a 30-year-old itinerant singer with a complicated love life, illegally busking in China's big cities, trying to evade authorities. Which he does, for a while... (new September, 2014)

  • Foucault Against Himself - Captures the energy and fierce intellect of the man, introducing us to some of the key elements of his work, while acknowledging - even celebrating - its many contradictions. (new September, 2014)

  • Film StillH2Omx - Can a mega-city mobilize its 22 million citizens to become water sustainable? (new October, 2014)

  • Hunger For Sale - Agribusiness and high-tech companies are working to invent remedies for hunger using new technological forms of nutrition. What does it mean for the fight against malnutrition?(new September, 2014)

  • Lomax the Songhunter - Alan Lomax (1915-2002) traveled America and the world with his recording equipment, hunting for folk songs. (new September, 2014)

  • Miners Shot Down - How could 34 South African mineworkers be killed during a non-violent strike for better wages, not under apartheid, but today? (new September, 2014)

  • The Next Big Thing - The contemporary art world is changing dramatically. How are collectors, museum directors, dealers and artists responding to transformations in the market? (new October, 2014)

  • Seed Battles - Deep inside a mountain in snow-covered Spitsbergen is the the Global Seed Vault, an attempt to collect and preserve seeds of all food crops in the world. But who do the seeds belong to? (new October, 2014)

  • Tatsumi - The life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi—a manga pioneer who elevated the genre to a new level of creative expression and adult realism. From the KimStim Collection. (new October, 2014)

  • Film StillVulva 3.0 - With comprehensive and unflustered research into the history of the female anatomy, sheds light on every facet of the matter in hand. (new September, 2014)

  • When Memory Comes: A Film about Saul Friedländer -
    A film about historian Saul Friedländer and his lifelong quest to describe the extermination of the European Jews without losing or repressing a primary feeling of disbelief. (new October, 2014)

Spring 2014 Releases
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  • Downtown Dream - Five people in a Rust Belt town struggle to reinvent their lives and their dreams in contemporary America. (new January, 2014)

  • Elena - Follows several residents in the Elena building, located in Central Havana, over a three-year period. (new January, 2014)

  • Forced Confessions - The Iranian regime's obsession with forced confessions. By Maziar Bahari, himself imprisoned in Iran for four months. (new March, 2014)

  • Gringo Trails - Shows the dramatic long-term impactson cultures, economies, and the environment of the most powerful globalizing forces of our time: tourism. (new January, 2014)

  • Hamou-Beya, Sand Fishers - For generations the Bozo people of Mali lived along the banks of the Niger river, fishing for their livelihood. But now... (new February, 2014)

  • Level Five - In Chris Marker's futuristic reverie, game-developer Laura creates a video game based on the WWII Battle of Okinawa. (new April, 2014)

  • Mothers - A gripping cinema verite documentary that shows how China's one-child policy plays out in the daily lives of women in one Chinese village. (new February, 2014)

  • Northern Light - A beautiful and candid portrait of the American working class experience set against the backdrop of a town's snowmobile race. (new January, 2014)

  • The Questioning - "At 12 o'clock at night, some policemen came to our room and started a so-called room inspection. As they began to knock at the door, I turned on a small camcorder. This film is the record of that moment." (new February, 2014)

  • Film StillRare - Follows an extraordinary mother in a race against time to find a treatment for her daughter's rare genetic disease. (new January, 2014)

  • Sol LeWitt - Sol LeWitt was one of the most prominent post-war American artists and is considered a key founder of conceptual art. (new February, 2014)

  • Tierralismo - A beautiful film about the Alamar "organiponico" (organic cooperative farm) located outside of Havana. (new January, 2014)

  • Tinghir-Jerusalem - Filmmaker and historian Kamal Hachkar goes in search of a community that has vanished - and confronts fundamental questions of his own identity in the process. (new February, 2014)

  • To Tell the Truth: The Strategy of Truth - Directly following the previous episode of To Tell the Truth, this time we examine documentary filmmaking in times of war and how it was used as propaganda. (new January, 2014)

  • Film StillTo Tell the Truth: Working for Change - A detailed history of documentary filmmaking in the US and the UK from 1929 to 1941 focused on the social movements of the times, The Great Depression, The New Deal, and the awakening of the Leftwing in the UK. (new January, 2014)

  • Tosca's Kiss - Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world's first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. (new March, 2014)

  • What's for Dinner? - Meat consumption in China is skyrocketing: What does it mean for sustainability, public health, food security, climate change, and animal welfare? (new March, 2014)

  • Winter Nomads - An adventure film at the heart of a territory undergoing a radical transformation. (new February, 2014)

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