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Films & DVDs Released in 2015
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Spring 2015 Releases
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Fall 2015 Releases
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  • 1989: A Statesman Opens Up - How a political ingenue guided Hungary through its most critical period in three decades - and laid the groundwork for the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • About Executing Eichmann - In 1961, Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against the Jewish people and against humanity. While this judgment was met with consensus on a national level, some spoke out against it.

  • Afghanistan 1979: The War That Changed the World - The Soviet troops' intervention in Afghanistan was a pivotal event in the history of the 20th century. It launched Bin Laden and Al Qaeda.

  • Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 - Bill Morrison pieces together a unique visual exploration from footage that has never been viewed by modern audiences.

  • Café - Jorge, a promising student, struggles to become the first lawyer to represent the Nahuatl people from the mountains of Puebla.

  • East Punk Memories - After 20 years, the filmmaker revisits a group of young punks who struggled with the communist regime during the early 80s.

  • Forgotten World - The Bokoni are a historic maze of stone circles, terraces and engravings linked by stone passages located in South Africa around the Mpumalanga escarpment between Ohrigstad and Carolina.

  • Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez - The true story of Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of globally acclaimed books including 100 Years of Solitude.

  • Film StillThe Iron Ministry - Filmed over three years on what will soon be the world's largest railway network, traces the vast interiors of China on the move.

  • Masks - In the macho world of Cuban culture, Margot and Roxana stand out—they are two of the country's best-known drag queens. From the Cuba Media Project.

  • School of Babel - Welcome to one Parisian school's program for newly arrived immigrant children from all over the world.

  • Film StillSemicolon; the Adventures of Ostomy Girl - Meet Dana, a feisty, funny, and charming 25 year-old at a crossroads. But not the kind you might expect.

  • The World According to Russia Today - The channel Russia Today was launched in 2005 to bring the Russian perspective on world events to a global audience.


Fall 2015 Re-Releases

  • The Last Happy Day - A portrait of a doctor who saw the worst of society and ran.

  • States of Unbelonging - The core of this haunting meditation on war, land, the Bible, and filmmaking is a portrait of Revital Ohayon, an Israeli filmmaker and mother killed near the West Bank.

  • Stealing the Fire - In 1996, the German nuclear engineer Karl-Heinz Schaab was accused of selling secret information to Iraq. But was Schaab a shrewd traitor or a simple pawn in a much more extensive network?

  • Which Way Is East - When two American sisters travel north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, conversations with Vietnamese strangers and friends reveal to them the flip side of a shared history.

  • Banking Nature - By assigning financial value to elements of nature, can markets save the planet?

  • Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery - For nearly 40 years, Wolfgang Beltracchi fooled the international art world and was responsible for the biggest art forgery scandal of the postwar era. From the KimStim Collection.

  • Congo: The Doctor Who Saves Women - Dr. Denis Mukwege was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for helping over 40,000 women raped during 20 years of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Film StillDark Star: H.R. Giger's World - Meet the Oscar-winner behind the ALIEN xenomorph and architect of nightmares. From the KimStim Collection. (new January, 2014)

  • Fate of a Salesman - Willie, Steve and Jerry are D.C.'s experts in pin-striped suits and feathered hats. (new January, 2014)

  • Leninland - At the end of Soviet era, in the village Gorky, 20 kilometers from Moscow, the last and the most ambitious Museum of Lenin was built.

  • Film StillMadame Phung's Last Journey - Madame Phung and her transvestite singers travel around Vietnam, sparking fascination and hostility from the local people. (new January, 2014)

  • Mondovino: The Series - Epic in scope, this multi-generation, globe-trotting saga covers not only the entire gamut of wine making, but wine's place in a treacherously globalized and hyper-marketed world. From the KimStim Collection. (new March, 2015)

  • Roque Dalton: Let's Shoot the Night! - The story of the most important poet of El Salvador. (new January, 2014)

  • They Are We - Anthropologist's film reunites a family 200 years after they were torn apart by the transatlantic slave trade. (new January, 2014)

  • The Tombstone Opening - The Torres Strait Islanders are Australia’s ‘other’ Indigenous minority, Melanesians living on islands north of Cape York and now scattered all across Australia. (new January, 2014)

 

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.

  • Blood - Russia has no shortage of blood donors: the old, the young, the unemployed and the retirees all queue to be treated. For many it is their only income. (new September, 2014)

  • 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)

  • The Gas Weapon - A clear and much-needed examination of the role natural gas and gas pipelines play in the geopolitics of Russia and Ukraine. (new September, 2014)

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

  • Hunger For Sale - What do tech and agri-business innovations mean for the fight againast 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, the Global Seed Vault preserves the seeds of the world. But to whom do they belong? (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 -
    Historian Saul Friedländer has undertaken a lifelong quest to describe the extermination of the European Jews. (new October, 2014)

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