Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Latino Americans




Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread.
WETA Washington, D.C.; Bosch and Co., inc.; producers, Nina Alvarez ... [and others]; directed by David Belton and Sonia Fritz.
Narrated by Benjamin Bratt, Eduardo Roman, Herman Badillo.

English or Spanish dialogue; Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Askwith Media Library 61879-D 2013 2 DVD videos (360 min.)



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

As Goes Janesville



A documentary about the effects of the recession, specifically the closing of a General Motors plant, on Janesville, Wis. That's how he found himself, a few years later, with an up-close view of one of the meanest and most dramatic chapters in recent American politics: the battle over collective-bargaining rights for Wisconsin state employees and the subsequent effort to recall the Republican governor, Scott Walker, from office. The film follows laid-of workers. A powerful and balanced illstration of the power of community, and individuals to protect the American dream.
371 Productions presents a Kartemquin Films and ITVS co-production; a film by Brad Lichtenstein; co-produced by Nicole Docta; co-written and edited by Leslie Simmer; produced and directed by Brad Lichtenstein.
Original music, Vernon Reid; camera, Brad Lichtenstein, Nicole Docta, Danielle Beverly; archival researcher, Colin Sytsma.

Askwith Media Library 59250-D 2012 88 minutes 

Splinters



Twenty years prior, a pilot left behind a surfboard in a remote seaside village in Papua New Guinea. Today, the community is slintering as traditional society is affected by the outside influences introduced by the sport of surfing. Meanwhile four local surfers compete for the country's first-ever national surfing titles, dreaming of a better life.
Camera, sound: Adam Pesce; editor: Kim Roberts; original music by Jesse Voccia; music supervisor: Amine Ramer, Alexino Matisse; illustration, Chris Koelle; design, animation, composing: Evan Parsons.
Director, producer: Adam Pesce; producer: Perrin Chiles; an In Effect Films production; in association with Divisadero Pictures & Little House Productions.

Askwith Media Library 59663-D 2012 94 minutes

In Shopian





"On May 29th, 2009, Shakeel Ahmad Ahanger, a Kashmiri man living in the town of Shopian, returned home from work to find his wife and sister missing. After notifying the police and searching through the night, he discovered their battered bodies in a nearby river. Although the initial post-mortem stipulated that they had been gang-raped and murdered, the Indian Government's Central Bureau of Investigation later changed the ruling to death by accidental drowning. The incident immediately sparked massive strikes and protests against the Indian occupation, and continues to be a rallying cry for human rights and Kashmiri independence activism. Filmed in 2010, 'In Shopian' presents a firshand account of Shakeel's story amidst the current state of social unrest in the capital of Srinagar and outlying rural areas. It features rare on-site interviews with separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Yasin Malik, and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, as well as street battles between local youths and security forces. Shakeel's story is a contextualized example of the plight of ordinary Kashmiris, and an aesthetic portrait of present-day Kashmir as a torn paradise." --container.
Fogtooth Media; director, Chris Giamo.
Music, Chris Giamo

In English and Urdu with English subtitles

Askwith Media Library 59743-D 2012 32 minutes

Room to Breathe




Room To Breathe is a surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation. Topping the district in disciplinary suspensions, and with overcrowded classrooms creating a nearly impossible learning environment, overwhelmed administrators are left with stark choices: repeating the cycle of trying to force tuned-out children to listen, or to experiment with timeless inner practices that may provide them with the social, emotional, and attentional skills that they need to succeed. The first question is whether it's already too late. Confronted by defiance, contempt for authority figures, poor discipline, and more interest in "social" than learning, can a young mindfulness teacher from Berkeley succeed in opening their minds and hearts? --http://www.videoproject.com/roomtobreathe.html.
Presented by Video Project; directed and produced by Russell Long; written by Gail Mallimson.
Special features: bonus interviews with students (8) and mindfulness experts (3).
Director of photography, Hervé Cohen; editor, Gail Mallimson.

Closed-captioned.

Askwith Media Library 59361-D 2012 55 minutes

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion





"Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than 3 billion people. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic- religion, economics, family planning, and gender inequality. The film illustrates both the over consumption and the inequity side of the population issue by following Beth, a mother, a child-rights activist, and the last sibling of a large American family of twelve, as she discovers the thorny complexities of the population dilemma and highlights a different path to solve it"--IMDb website.
Participants, Malcolm Potts, John Feeney, Peter Sawtell, Paul Erlich, William Ryerson, Mathis Wackernagel, Lyuba Zarsky, Lester Brown, Esraa Bani, Albert Bartlett, Robert Walker, Beth Osnes, Brian Dixon, Martha Campbell, Laura Scott, Aminata Toure, Riane Eisler, Negussie Teffera, Katie Elmore, Susan Davis.
Edited by Christophe Fauchère; cinematography, Christophe Fauchère, Matthew Talarico, Martin Voelker, Mathieu Auvray, Zelalem Belay; narrator, Traci Wilde.
Tiroir A Films productions; directed by Christophe Fauchère; produced by Joyce Johnson & Christophe Fauchère.
Extras include deleted scenes and extended interviews.

Full version (60 min.) -- Short version (45 min.)

In English with optional English subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 59366-D 2011


#reGeneration (Regeneration)




This film features three intersecting stories of students, parents and artists, each looking for their place in society. #ReGENERATION explores the widespread cynicism in youth and young adults today, and the influences that cause our apathy towards social and political causes.
An Anonymous Content production; an Engine 7 Films production; co-produced by Chris Baker, Blake DeRoss; produced by Joel Goulder, Jeremy Goulder; written and directed by Phillip Montgomery.
Director of photography, Kevin Krupitzer; music by STS9; edited by Brian Dickett, Phillip Montgomery.
Narrated by Ryan Gosling. With Noam Chomsky.

Closed-captioned in English.

Askwith Media Library 59559-D 2012 81 minutes

Gasland Part 2




A sequel to the documentary Gasland, Gasland, Part II continues filmmaker Josh Fox's exploration of the dangers of the process of natural gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as "fracking", chronicling the spread of the practice further in the U.S. as well as in 32 countries worldwide.
Bonus features: Extended Australia sequence -- Extended South Africa sequence -- Extended Gee Family Tioga Co, PA -- Extended congressional interviews.
A film by Josh Fox; an International WOW Company production ; an HBO Documentary Films presentation; a presentation of Home Box Office; written and directed by Josh Fox; created by Josh Fox, Matthew Sanchez; produced by Trish Adlesic, Josh Fox, Deborah Wallace; executive producer, Sheila Nevins (HBO).
Edited by Matthew Sanchez, Josh Fox; cinematography, Josh Fox, Matthew Sanchez.
Narrator, Josh Fox.

Closed-captioned.

Askwith Media Library 63390-D 2013 125 minutes

Spain in Crisis: A Collective Response

(Trailer Unavailable)

"This crucial collection offers a fresh and much-needed perspective from artists and activists alike on the current Spanish fiscal crisis and the 15M movement, which influenced popular protests around the world, including the USA's own Occupy Wall Street. At a time of global economic crisis, Spain in Crisis: A Collective Response could not be more necessary or timely."--Publisher's website.
"The DVD compilation includes: Spanish Revolution?.... a series of shorts made by prominent Spanish audiovisual artists, who attempt to observe, analyze, and understand a society weakened by the political and financial crisis... 15M. Excellent.A Wake-up Call. Important ... On May 15th, 2011, tens of thousands of citizens occupied streets and squares in Spain for what was going to be the beginning of the biggest social change in Spanish society. This feature documentary offers a complex portrait of a movement whose affects can be seen throughout the world, most notably in the USA's own Occupy Wall Street."--Container.
[Spanish Revolution? 2011-2013]. Monumental history of modern-day Spain = Historia monumental de la España contemporánea / a film by David Varela (7 min.) Video-dérives: Sol / a film by Flavio G. García (5 min,) ; The killing of the pig = La matança del porc / a film by Isaki Lacuestra (10 min). -- !5M: Excellent. A wake-up call. Important = 15M: Excellent. Revulsivo. Importante / a film by Stéphane M. Grueso. 2012. (75 min.).
A film by David Varela, Flavio G. García, Isaki Lacuestra, Stéphane M. Grueso.

In Spanish and Catalan with English subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 63336-D 2014 97 minutes

The Last Flight of Petr Ginz




By 14, he had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16, he had produced more than 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Theresienstadt Ghetto, written numerous short stories and had walked to the gas chamber at Auschwitz. But this is a story of celebration as well as tragedy, a testament to how a boy's wonder and creative expression represent the best of what makes us human.
Special features: Bonus shorts: Boy animated; Inside the artist's world; A world imagined: the music of The Last Flight of Petr Ginz; previews of other films.
Writer, Sandra Dickson; directed by Sandra Dickson, Churchill L. Roberts.
Editor and director of photography, Cindy Hill; original music composed by John Califra.
Chava Pressburger, Yehudit Shendar.

Askwith Media Library 62698-D 2012 66 minutes



The Corporation




Documentary examines the nature, evolution, impact and possible futures of the modern business corporation.
Based on the book, "The corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power" by Joel Bakan ; produced by Big Picture Media Corporation in association with TV ONTARIO ... [et al.].
A documentary by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, Joel Bakan.

Narrator, Mikela J. Mikael.

Askwith Media Library 39075-D 2004 145 minutes


Offside


 



The Tehran soccer stadium roars with 100,000 cheering men and only men. According to Islamic custom, women are not permitted to watch or participate. The ambitious girls who manage to sneak into the arenas are caught and sent to a holding pen, guarded by male soldiers their own age. Duty makes these young men and women adversaires, but duty can't overcome their shared dreams, their mutual attraction, and ultimately their overriding sense of national pride and humanity.
A Sony Pictures Classics release; Jafar Panahi Film Productions, a film by Jafar Panahi; screenplay by Jafar Panahi and Shadmehr Rastin; directed by Jafar Panahi.
Director of photography, Mahmood Kalari; editor, Jafar Panahi; production designer, Iraj Raminfar.
Sima Mobarak Shahi, Safar Samandar, Shayesteh Irani, M. Kheyrabadi, Ida Sadeghi, Golnaz Farmani.

Persian/Farsi dialogue, English or French subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 45917-D 2006 92 minutes





Friday, May 23, 2014

CleanFlix




Dozens of Utah DVD retailers attracted unwanted attention from Hollywood heavyweights when, in the name of conservative family values, they began sanitizing films of sex, nudity, profanity, and violence. Outraged over the unauthorized editing of their work, prominent filmmakers began to speak out, thrusting the two groups into an intense legal, theoretical, and moral battle that would last six years before coming to a shocking conclusion.
A documentary film by Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi; produced by Amber Bollinger, Andrew James, Joshua Ligairi; directed by Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi.
Featuring Danny Thompson, Ray Lines.
Contains unrated and clean versions.

Askwith Media Library 61725-D 2009 93 minutes

Indie Sex: A revealing look at sex in cinema

(Trailer Unavailable)

A look at how films have played a part in discovering society's deepest and darkest sexual fantasies. Includes film clips and interviews with the industry's leading actors, writers, and directors.
Bonus features include an interview gallery and historical timelines of sex in cinema milestones.
The Independent Film Channel presents an Orchard Films production.
Editor, Hope Litoff; produced and directed by Lesli Klainberg and Lisa Ades.
Originally broadcast as three episodes of a miniseries on IFC Television in 2007.

English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 46952-D 2007 199 minutes 2 discs

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Baʻīdan ʻan al-arḍ (Away from Land)

(Trailer Unavailable)
A divorced woman meets a new man during an ocean voyage from Egypt to Tunisia.
Murād Ramsīs Najīb yuqaddimu; qiṣṣah, Iḥsān ʻAbd al-Qaddūs; intāj, Murād [Ramsīs Najīb &] Amīr Ramsīs Najīb; ikhrāj, Ḥusayn Kamāl.
Sīnāriyū, Rafīq al-Ṣabbān. (on container); al-mūsīqá al-taṣwīrīyah, ʻUmar Khūrshīd; mūntāj, Kamāl Abū al-ʻAlā; mudīr al-taṣwīr, ʻAbd al-Munʻim Bahnasī.
Najwá Ibrāhīm, Maḥmūd Yāsīn, Madīḥah Kāmil, Maḥmūd Qābīl, Salwá Muḥammad.
Based on the short story: Baʻīdan ʻan al-arḍ / by Iḥsān ʻAbd al-Qaddūs.

In Arabic; with optional yellow English or French subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 62468-D 1976 99 minutes

Otoko wa tsurai yo (Tora-san Our Lovable Tramp)





The first in the Tora-san series begins as Tora-san comes back to his hometown to visit his family after 20 years of absence. After ruining his sister's opportunity for a desirable arranged marriage, he tries to help her to get married to a neighbor.
Extra include audio commentary by film historian Stuart Galbraith IV, program notes, cast & crew bios, interactive maps, trailers, and image galleries.
Shōchiku Eiga; seisaku, Uemura Tsutomu; kyakuhon, Yamada Yōji, Morisaki Azuma; gensaku, kantoku, Yamada Yōji.
Atsumi Kiyoshi, Baishō Chieko, Mitsumoto Sachiko, Ryū Chishū, Shimura Takashi, Morikawa Shin.
Ongaku, Yamamoto Naozumi; satsuei, Takaba Tetsuo; henshū, Ishii Iwao.

In Japanese with optional English subtitles (yellow or white). Subtitles available in three versions, full, dialog only and concise.

Askwith Media Library 50881-D 1969 91 minutes

Monday, May 19, 2014

Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized





Helvetica is a documentary film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. An exploration of urban spaces and the type that inhabits them, Helvetica invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day.
producer, Matt Grady; English transcription, Brigid Hughes; German translation; Jörg Petri.
A documentary film by Gary Hustwit

English & German Subtitles

Askwith Media Library 46483-D 2007 80 minutes
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A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. In his second film, director Gary Hustwit (Helvetica) documents the creative processes of some of the world's most influential product designers, and looks at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets.
Swiss Dots production; a film by Gary Hustwit; produced and directed by Gary Hustwit.
Featuring Paola Antonelli, Chris Bangle, Andrew Blauvelt, Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec, Tim Brown, Anthony Dunne, Dan Formosa, Naoto Fukasawa, IDEO, Jonathan Ive, Hella Jongerius, David Kelley, Bill Moggridge, Marc Newsome, Fiona Raby, Dieter Rams, Karim Rashid, Alice Rawsthorn, Smart Design, Davin Stowell, Jane Fulton Suri, Rob Walker.
Editor, Joe Beshenkovsky; director of photography, Luke Geissbühler; music, original score by Kristian Dunn.

In English with optional subtitles in English.

Askwith Media Library 49860-D 2009 75 minutes 

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Documents the issues and strategies behind the design of cities. Hear from some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Discover the challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy that are fast becoming universal concerns. Explore a diverse range of urban design projects around the world which will frame a global discussion on the future of cities. "Creating a humane environment through design ... will be the challenge" in the twenty-first century.
Swiss Dots Ltd; produced and directed by Gary Hustwit.
Director of photography, Luke Geissbühler; editors, Sdhelby Siegel, Michael Culyba; music, Kristian Dunn.
Interviewees: Ricky Burdett, Bruce Katz, Sir Norman Foster

In English and other languages with English subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 57957-D 2012 82 minutes

Shukūh-i Takht-i Jamshīd (Persepolis Recreated)



Visual recreation of the ancient city of Persepolis, as it was 2500 years ago.
Directed by Farzin Rezaeian; produced by Farzin Resaeian, Hossein Hazrati.
Camera, Jahanbakhsh Mehrbakhsh, Mohammad Reza Saatchi; computer graphics and animation, Morteza Yahoo, Meysam Keshavarz; music, Farid Shabkhiz.
Narrated by Stephen Greif.

English and Persian versions; accompanying book has parallel text in English and Persian.

Askwith Media Library 46068-D 2004 42 minutes

A space for music, a seat for everyone: 100 Years of UMS performances in Hill Auditorium




Hill Auditorium, a building incredible not only due to its rich history and remarkable acoustics but also due to its function as a cultural incubator for the arts community in southeastern Michigan, has united a diverse community of music enthusiasts for 100 years. Through concert recordings, news articles, and anecdotal interviews, this documentary will provide historical context for UMS performances in Hill Auditorium while highlighting the evolving community function of the venue.
Produced, directed, edited and written by Sophia Kruz; writers: Anna Prushinskaya, Truly Render. Original score by Howard White.

Askwith Media Library 60401-D 2013 57 minutes


Nous étions des enfants (We Were Children)




"As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. In this emotional film, the profound impact of the Canadian government's residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit."--APTN website.
Eagle Vision and Entertainment One in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada; produced in association with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
Directed by Timothy Wolochatiuk; written by Jason Sherman; produced by Kyle Irving.
Lyna Hart, Glen Anaquod.

In English with Cree and French segments subtitled in English; optional French subtitles for English and Cree dialogue.

Askwith Media Library 61889-D 2012 83 minutes

The Unjust




A killer that is targeting elementary school students is on the loose and five victims' means even the president gets involved in the investigation. The cops, feeling the pressure from all sides, pursue a possible suspect, but he is shot to death by the cops. To avoid another dead end and any further heat, the National Police Agency wants to target another person, any plausible person, and close the case as soon as possible.
CJ Entertainment presents a Film Train/Filmmaker R&K production; producers, Kim Yoon-Ho, Koo Bonhan; written by Park Hoon-Jung; directed by Ryoo Seung-Wan.
Cinematographer, Chung Chung-Hoon; editor, Kim Sang-Bum, Kim Jae Bum; music, Cho Young-Wuk.
Hwang Jung-Min, Ryoo Seung-Bum.

Korean dialogue; English subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 62711-D 2010 119 minutes




Confession of Murder





In a city where murder has a statute of limitations, obsessed detective Choi learns the brutal killer who eluded him years ago has come forward taking credit for the crimes. Can justice be served?
Eun-Ji Jo, Jae-Yeong Jeong, Won-Yeong Choi, Gwang Jang.

Korean dialogue; English subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 63154-D 2014  212 minutes

Gang De Qin (The Piano in a Factory) and Le Noeud Cravate (The necktie)




"When Chen's estranged wife reappears asking for a divorce and custody of their daughter, the musician girl decides she will live with whoever can provide her with a piano. Chen's struggle thus begins. When efforts to borrow money and even steal a piano fail, Chen concocts a preposterous plan - he'll make a piano from scratch! He persuades a bunch of reluctant, but loyal, misfit friends to help him forge the instrument in a derelict factory from a heap of scrap steel. Though crude in design and tune, the factory piano awaits its first and final performance from his little girl."
Perfect World (Beijing) Pictures Co., Ltd., Dalian Hong Yuan Film & TV Co., Ltd., Liao Ning Film Studio; producers, Choi Guang-suk, Jessica Kam Huiyin, screenplay/director, Zhang Meng.
Director of photography, Zhou Shuhao; art director, Wang Shuo, Zhang Yi; composer, Wu Bingmo; editor, Lu Yun, Gao Bo.

In Mandarin with optional English subtitles.
Closed-captioned



Le Noeud Cravate (The necktie) -- "A man leads a drab existence in a dead-end job, until one day he discovers a forgotten birthday gift that magically reignites his long lost joy of life."
Director of photography, 周书豪 ; art director, 王硕, 张毅 ; composer, 吴冰默 ; editor, 卢允, 高博.

Askwith Media Library 57880-D 2012 Piano 106 minutes The Necktie 13 minutes

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Out of Print




Examines the changes taking place in society as access to the written word transitions from print to digital. Includes interviews with booksellers, scientists, architects, educators, parents, and students, who describe their reading and purchasing experiences with both print and digital text. Also includes commentary by Jeff Bezos, Scott Turow, Ray Bradbury, Jeffrey Toobin, Robert Darnton, Jane Friedman, and Alberto Manguel.
A film by Vivienne Roumani ; produced by Morton Denn, Vivienne Roumani; a VR Films LLC production.

Narrated by Meryl Streep.

Askwith Media Library 62796-D 2013 55 minutes

Monday, May 12, 2014

Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room





Hollywood discovered Peggy-Jean Montgomery when she was just nineteen months old and made her a star before she was two. By the time she was six, Baby Peggy had become one of the most popular stars in Hollywood. Stores even sold Baby Peggy products. By the age of eleven, she was broke, her money twice stolen by her family. Over the next six decades, this neglected child reinvented herself as Diana Serra Cary, a respected author, film historian and advocate for laws protecting child performers.
Milesone Film & Video; narration written by Diana Serra Cary and Vera Iwerebor; directed by Vera Iwerebor.
Peggy-Jean Montgomery, Hobart Bosworth, Irene Rich.
Narrated by Sam West.

Askwith Media Library 61973-D 2013 54 minutes

Friday, May 9, 2014

Kids + Money




Kids + money is a conversation with young people from diverse Los Angeles communities about the influence of money in their lives. From rich to poor, Pacific Palisades to East L.A., kids discuss how they are shaped by a culture of consumerism.
Greenfield/Evers LLC; produced and directed by Lauren Greenfield.
Director of photography, David Rush Morrison; editor, Adam Parker; original music, John Nau, Andrew Feltenstein, Colin Wolf.

SDH captions (subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing)

Askwith Media Library 51229-D 2008 33 minutes

Let's Make Money




In Let's Make Money, Wagenhofer hits even harder at the exploitation of Third World countries, at the global money market that corrupts the world monetary system, and at the crass side of neoliberalism that endorses political manipulation of free trade and free markets by transferring control of the economy from governments to private investors.
A film by Erwin Wagenhofer.
Allegro Film; produced by Helmut Grasser; written and directed by Erwin Wagenhofer; editor: Paul M. Sedlacek; sound by Lisa Ganser.

Askwith Media Library 53046-D 2008 107 minutes

Call + Response




"Call + response is a first of its kind feature documentary film that reveals the world's 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. Call + response goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving from the child brothels of Cambodia to the slave brick kilns of rural India to reveal that in 2007, slave traders made more money than Google, NIke and Starbucks combined ..."--callandresponse.com.
Special features include making of and history of Call and response, and 3 music videos.
Fair Trade Pictures presents; produced, written and directed by Justin Dillon.
Editors, Mahoko Kuramasu, Alan Chinmenti; original score, Max Butler .. [et al.].
Julia Ormond, Cornel West, Ashley Judd, et. al.

Askwith Media Library 56743-D 2008 90 minutes

Frontline: Black Money




Examines the shady world of international bribery, revealing how multi-national companies create slush funds, set up front companies, and make secret payments, all to get billions in business. At the center of this is a controversial, ongoing investigation into the British-based multi-national BAE Systems and allegations about billion dollar bribes.
Produced and written by Lowell Bergman and Oriana Zill de Granados.
Correspondent, Lowell Bergman.

Closed-captioned.

Askwith Media Library 49245-D 2009 60 minutes


Money & Life



"Money & Life is a passionate and inspirational essay-style documentary that asks a provocative question: can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous opportunity? This cinematic odyssey connects the dots on our current economic pains and offers a new story of money based on an emerging paradigm of planetary well-being that understands all of life as profoundly interconnected."--Film home page.
Bonus features: Economics in the post-industrial era / Riane Eisler; The need for life based currencies / James Quilligan; Money over self-reliance & sovereignty / Vandana Shiva; Learning economics from nature / Elisabet Sahtouris; Understanding greed and scarcity through the money archetypes / Bernard Lietaer; Paying attention to values in the economic system / Rebecca Adamson; Becoming dreamers again for a new potential of American life / Orland Bishop; Living in a new story / Charles Eisenstein; Looking for wealth in the well of being / Lynne Twist.
Narrated by Narga Laube; interviews with Lynne Twist, Bernard Lietaer, Charles Eisenstein, Hazel Henderson, David Korten, Vandana Shiva, Vicki Robin, John Perkins, Elisabet Sahtouris.
Director, producer, writer, Katie Teague; cinematography, Michael Totten, Jared Johnson, Katie Teague; editor, Katie Teague; music, Todd Barton.
A film by Katie Teague

Askwith Media Library 59993-D 2013 86 minutes 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Your Life, Your Money: Empowering young adults to get their money right




An engaging, high-impact program addresses a crucial need for honest, open financial advice in a pivotal stage of life. Through the compelling real-life stories of young people dealing with various financial and lifestyle scenarios, the program raises fiscal consciousness and knowledge on everything from banking and credit to investments, budgeting, insurance and self-employment. It features personal financial advice from respected national financial advisors.
Western New York Public Broadcasting Association ; a co-production of WNED-TV Buffalo/Toronto and Working Dog Productions, Inc.; producer and director, Tom Simon.
Host, Donald Faison; personal finance experts: Beth Kobliner, Ron Lieber, Michelle Singletary.
Editor, Dave Velazquez.

Closed captioned.

Askwith Media Library 50720-D 2009 60 minute

The Flaw



Inspired by former U.S. Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's acknowledgment that he'd found a flaw in his model of how the world worked, 'The flaw' attempts to explain the underlying causes of the financial crisis in more depth than any documentary to date. The film tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash, and presents an original and compelling account of the toxic combination of forces that nearly destroyed the world economy.
Molinare; a Studio Lambert production in association with Dartmouth Films; a David Sington film; directed by David Sington.
Cinematography, Clive North; editor, David Fairhead; music, Philip Sheppard; executive producers, Stephen Lambert, Christopher Hird, Luke Johnson.

In English with optional subtitles for the hearing-impaired.

Askwith Media Library 57022-D 2010 82 minutes

The Murder of Mary Phagan


(Trailer unavailable)

PBS Link
"A man is found guilty of murdering a thirteen year old girl, and sentenced to death, but the governor declares that the trial was unfair which leads to the murder of the accused by a lynch mob." -- Container.
"This disc is expected to play back in DVD video "play only" devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives."
A George Stevens, Jr. presentation in association with Century Towers Productions; Orion Pictures; produced by George Stevens, Jr.; teleplay by Jeffrey Lane & George Stevens, Jr.; story by Larry McMurtry; directed by Billy Hale.
Original music, Maurice Jarre; editor, John A. Martinelli; director of photography, Nic Knowland.
Jack Lemmon, Richard Jordan, Robert Prosky, Peter Gallagher, Kathryn Walker, Rebecca Miller, Paul Dooley.

Askwith Media Library 63359-D 1988 2 discs 236 minutes

Glengarry Glen Ross











Story set in the world of real estate. Times are tough at Premiere Properties. Shelley "the machine" Levene (Lemmon) and Dave Moss (Harris) are veteran salesmen, but only Ricky Roma (Pacino) is on a hot streak. The new Glengarry sales leads could turn everything around, but the front office is holding them back until these "losers" prove themselves. Then someone decides to take matters into his own hands, stealing the Glengarry leads and leaving everyone wondering who did it.
Special features: A.B.C. (Always be closing), a documentary tracing the psychological intersection of fictional and real life salesmen; tribute to Jack Lemmon; interviews; audio commentary by James Foley; production notes; cast and crew biographies.
Executive producer, Joseph Caracciola, Jr.; producer, Jerry Tokofsky; director, James Foley; screenplay, David Mamet; photography, Juan Ruiz Pryce; editor, Howard Smith; music, James Newton Howard.
Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce.

In English with optional Spanish and English subtitles. Closed captioned in English.

Askwith Media Library 34834-D 1992 100 minutes