Friday, July 18, 2014

Images of Indians





This program examines how stereotypes and Hollywood's depiction of Native North Americans perpetuate prejudice.
The image of the North American Indian as portrayed and popularized by Hollywood.
Great movie massacre -- How Hollywood wins the West -- Warpaint & wigs -- Heathen Injuns & the Hollywood gospel -- Movie reel Indians.
A co-production of KCTS-9 Seattle and United Indians of All Tribes Foundation; written, produced & directed by Phil Lucas & Robert Hagopian.
Lethbridge, AB, Canada: Four Worlds International Institute for Human and Community Development 
Host and narrator: Will Sampson.

Askwith Media Library 60027-D 2006 2 discs 86 minutes and 58 minutes


Fracknation: A Journalist's Search for the Fracking Truth



Journalist Phelim McAleer faces gun threats, mailcious 911 calls and bogus lawsuits when questinging green extremists for the truth about hydraulic fracturing. Made in response to the anti-fracking film Gasland.
Directed by Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer, Magdalena Segieda; produced by Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer; Ann & Phelim Media.
Director of photography, Ben Huddleston; editor, Jeff Hawkins; music, Boris Zelkin and Deeji Mincey.
Narrator, Phelim McAleer.

Askwith Media Library 60020-D 2013 77 minutes


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Foreign Correspondent The Whole Enchilada




The U.S. has undergone arguably the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history and Latinos are expected to emerge as a potential American majority by 2050. The whole enchilada details how this growth has resulted in acute growing pains ... The film also shows the increasing Latino vibrancy and optimism especially in Los Angeles where there is a new sense of empowerment.
Episode of the program Foreign correspondent originally broadcast in 2010 by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Producer, Vivien Altman. Camera, Peter Rothwell; editor, Simon Brynjolffssen; research, Janet Silver.
Reporter, Michael Brissenden; interviewees: Tony Cardenas, Lupe Ontiveros, Josefina López, Geraldo Rivera, and others.

Askwith Media Library 54388-D 2010 29 minutes

JFK: A President Betrayed





Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, the film uncovers new evidence on how John F. Kennedy reversed years of U.S. policy by leading back-channel peace efforts with Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, and other U.S. enemies. This riveting documentary highlights how President Kennedy was subverted by top U.S. officials and resented by military advisers, all the while considering how the world may be different had he lived.
Special features: "Making of the movie" with the filmmakers
Directed by Cory Taylor
Narrator, Morgan Freeman.

Askwith Media Library 63660-D 2014 90 minutes

Bhutto





A recent Sundance world premiere, Bhutto tells the epic story of one of the most fascinating characters of our time--Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation. A favored daughter of the family often called the "Kennedys of Pakistan," Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and executed by his own military. Her two terms in power saw extreme acts of courage and controversy as she tried to clean up Pakistan's corrupt political culture while quelling the fires of radical Islam that threaten to engulf the region. A fascinating array of archival footage and interviews with family members and leading experts brings life to this tale of Shakespearean dimension in the country the Economist calls the World's most dangerous place.
Special features: bonus interviews; biographies; original theatrical trailer.
"The first cut of the film, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, listed Johnny O'Hara and Jessica Hernández as directors. Subsequent versions list the directors as Duane Baughman and Johnny O'Hara."--IMDb, Mar. 7, 2011.
Yellow Pad Productions presents; in association with Icon TMI; a Duane Baughman film; produced by Mark Siegel; produced by Duane Baughman, Arleen Sorkin; written by Johnny O'Hara; directed by Duane Baughman & Johnny O'Hara; producer, Amy Berg.


Askwith Media Library 55897-D 2011 111 minutes


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

TWA Flight 800



An unprecedented team of six former members of the original official investigation into the most controversial crash in aviation history reveal how their work was undermined by agents from the CIA and FBI as well as National Transportation Agency leaders. Working with physicist Tom Stalcup, these extraordinary whistleblowers meet with dozens of eyewitnesses and present hard forensic evidence showing that the Paris-bound jetliner was most likely brought down by one or more missiles.
Lionsgate and Epix present; produced, written & directed by Kristina Borjesson.
Director of photography, Kevin Cloutier; editor, David Jakubovic.

Askwith Media Library 63674-D 2013 91 minutes


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

V for Vendetta





Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman. Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She became his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Virtual Studios, a Silver Pictures production in association with Anarchos Productions Inc.; produced by Grant Hill, Joel Silver, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski; screenplay by the Wachowski Brothers; directed by James McTeigue.
Director of photography, Adrian Biddle; editor, Martin Walsh; music by, Dario Marianelli; costume designer, Sammy Sheldon, production designer, Owen Paterson. 
Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt.
Special features: Freedom! Forever!: making 'V for Vendetta.'

Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore; illustrated by David Lloyd

Blu-ray
English, French (Parisian or dubbed in Quebec), Spanish, German, Italian, or Japanese with optional English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, or Swedish subtitles; closed-captioned.

DVD
English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Askwith Media Library Blu-ray 55291-B 2006, DVD 42972-D 
133 minutes