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Films & DVDs Released in 2008
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Fall 2008 Releases Click here for the Spring releases
  • Baghdad Twist - A "visual memoir" blending photos, archival footage and Super-8 home movies of the filmmaker's Jewish family in Iraq until their departure for a new home in Canada in 1970. (new September, 2008)

  • Between Madness and Art - The story of Dr. Hans Prinzhorn (1886-1933) and his collection of art by schizophrenic patients. (new September, 2008)

  • Damages - Behind the scenes at Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder, a leading law firm specializing in personal injury cases. (new September, 2008)

  • DishonoredDishonored - The story of Mukhtar Mai, whose demands for justice after being raped, led to an historic series of legal proceedings in Pakistan, and media coverage worldwide. (new September, 2008)

  • Fat Chance - Yuka, almost 200 pounds and fast approaching fifty, decides the time has come to lose weight in hopes of becoming healthier and happier. (new September, 2008)

  • Hidden Gifts - The mysterious relationship between artistic expression and mental illness, glimpsed through the story of Scotsman Angus MacPhee, diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1946. (new September, 2008)

  • Jesus Politics - A personal investigation into the role of religion in American politics, and specifically this year's presidential election. (new September, 2008)

  • Killer's Paradise - Since 1999 more than two thousand women have been murdered in Guatemala. Yet law enforcement and government turn a blind eye. (new September, 2008)

  • A Mayan Trilogy: Life, Death & Migration - Now on one DVD, Olivia Carrescia's three films on the Mayan Indians of Guatemala preserve a record, and provide an acute observation on how the indigenous culture has been affected by, yet survived, that country's tumultuous history. (new September, 2008)

  • Milk in the Land - How did milk become so popular, and iconic? An entertaining and innovative history and deconstruction of milk and American culture! (new September, 2008)

  • Milosevic on TrialMilosevic on Trial - Four years of the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, charged with 66 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide for his role in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. (new September, 2008)

  • Mustapha Kemal Ataturk - The story of the founder of the Republic of Turkey, called Atatürk ("the father of the Turks"). (new September, 2008)

  • On the Side of "Angels" - The stories of several prominent corporate "whistleblowers" around the world, including Sherron Watkins who helped uncover the accounting fraud at Enron. (new September, 2008)

  • Recipes for Disaster - Concerned about the world's addiction to oil, and its disastrous environmental consequences for the planet, the filmmaker convinces his family to live "oil-free" for one year. (new September, 2008)

  • Recycle - A portrait of life in Jordan's second largest city, Zarqa, of the poverty, political humiliation, and role of Islam, through the eyes of an ex-mujahid from the Afghan-Soviet war. (new September, 2008)

  • Revue - A portait of life in the USSR in the '50s and '60s, this is the new film by Sergei Loznitsa (Blockade). (new September, 2008)

  • Strait Through The Ice - Climate change is opening the Northwest Passage through Canada's Arctic for shipping. Examines the ecological and geopolitical ramifications. (new September, 2008)

  • Syria, Chess Match at the BordersSyria, Chess Match at the Borders - A chronicle, enriched by archival footage and interviews, of how Syria became simultaneously a player and a pawn in the geopolitical "chess match" that characterizes the Middle East today. (new September, 2008)

  • Tracing Aleida - Thirty years after being separated when their parents "disappeared" during Mexico's "Dirty War" in the '70s, Aleida searches to uncover the truth, and to find her brother. (new September, 2008)

  • Umbrella... - Conceptual and observational but fundamentally a telling look at changes in China today, particularly between rural and urban society. (new September, 2008)

 
Spring, 2008 Releases Click here for the Fall releases
  • Agent OrangeAgent Orange - A look at the long-term effects, on U.S. Soldiers, the Vietnamese people, and the environment of Vietnam, ofthe spraying of Agent Orange on Vietnam during the Vietnam War. (new January, 2008)

  • All White in Barking - Filmmaker Marc Isaacs examines, with charm and humor, modern attitudes toward race in Barking, a white working class community east of London. (new April, 2008)

  • Bird's Nest - Superstar architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron must negotiate between two cultures, two architectural traditions and two political systems to build the new National Stadium for the Olympics in Beijing. (new March, 2008)

  • Dust - DUST turns one of the most commonplace subjects imaginable into a vehicle for a new appreciation of how these tiny particles affect our bodies and our environment and can provide a fresh new perspective of the entire world. (new January, 2008)

  • The La$t Market - Documents the efforts of the multinational corporation Philips to reach the more than five billion potential consumers among the world’s poor, the “bottom of the economic pyramid.” But can profitability fight poverty? (new January, 2008)

  • A Massacre Foretold - Chronicles the historic events surrounding the 1997 massacre of 45 pacifist supporters of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation who were massacred while seeking refuge in a church. (new January, 2008)

  • The Nuclear Comeback - In the face of climate change, the nuclear industry proposes itself as a solution. It says that nuclear power generation produces zero carbon emissions... and people are listening. (new February, 2008)

  • Operation Filmmaker - When Hollywood gives a young Iraqi film student the opportunity of a lifetime, nothing goes according to plan, and the result is an engaging, sometimes comical political parable about do-gooder intentions gone wrong. (new February, 2008)

  • A Song for Argyris - The moving story of Argyris who survived a Nazi massacre in his village in Greece and who has dedicated his life to ensuring that such wartime atrocities never happen again. (new January, 2008)

  • Tracked Down by Our Genes - Explores the new possibilities and dangers created by the Human Genome Project's decoding of human DNA. (new January, 2008)

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