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  • Bestseller - Why do some books become bestsellers? This documentary examines the phenomenon in today's global publishing industry. (new December, 2016)

  • Bruly Bouabré's Alphabet - In the 1950's, Ivory Coast artist Bruly Bouabré created hundreds of pictograms based on one-syllable words in his language, Bété.

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  • Derrida's Elsewhere - An exploration of the life and ideas of Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), arguably the most important philosopher of the 20th Century.

  • Duncan Campbell Scott: The Poet and the Indians - The story of the prominent early Canadian literary figure - who was also a civil servant responsible for a brutal Native assimilation program.

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  • First Kill - Compellingly brings out the contradictory feelings that war evokes - fear and anger, but also seduction, fascination and excitement. With Michael Herr (Apocalypse Now, Dispatches).

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  • Henry Miller - An intimate and revealing look at Henry Miller, and his life and work through this program from the archives that originally aired on television in Quebec in 1969.

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  • In Motion: Amiri Baraka - Biographical profile of the out-spoken African-American writer.

  • The Invisible Frame - A filmic journey starring Tilda Swinton as she traces the former Berlin Wall via bicycle.

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  • Jack Kerouac - A charming program from over 40 years ago: Jack Kerouac talks about his childhood, writing On the Road and the origin of the word "beat."

  • Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir - From 1967, for the first time on video or DVD, a portrait of two of the most influential and controversial writers and thinkers of the 20th century. They discuss their work, lives, and the role of intellectuals in modern society.

  • Judith Butler - An up-close and personal encounter with this influential theorist and author of the best-seller Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.

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  • The Last Angel of History - An engaging and searing examination of the hitherto unexplored relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology. (from the Jan., 1998 Catalog Supplement)

  • The Last Happy Day - A portrait of a doctor who saw the worst of society and ran. (new June, 2015)

  • Latest News from the Cosmos - It wasn't until Hélène was 20 years old that her parents discovered that their autistic daughter was able not only communicate, but to write deeply complex, philosophical and poetic work. (new November, 2016)

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    Marguerite, A Reflection of Herself Still
  • Marguerite, A Reflection of Herself - A personal portrait of the great French writer Marguerite Duras. Made with home moves, archives, film extracts, readings, and television interviews filmed over many years.

  • Mille Gilles - The thought and ideas of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and his impact on creative work and communities around the world.

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  • Naguib Mahfouz - A portrait of Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz, the first and still only Arab winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

  • The Nine Muses - John Akomfrah's remarkable meditation about chance, fate and redemption.

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  • O Amor Natural - A celebration of Brazilian poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade's sensual vision. The first of four great documentaries by Heddy Honigmann that we will release on DVD over the coming year.

  • Out of Place - Traces the life and work of Edward Said (1935-2003), the Palestinian-born intellectual who wrote widely on history, literature, music, philosophy and politics.

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  • The Perfumed Garden - An exploration of the myths and realities of sensuality and sexuality in Arab society.

  • Proteus - Animated exploration of the 19th century's fascination with the undersea world, and portrait of biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel, who found in the sea depths an ecstatic fusion of science and art.

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  • Robinson Crusoe Island - A journey by Patricio Guzman to the real Robinson Crusoe Island, off the coast of Chile, the setting for Daniel Defoe's famous book.

  • Roque Dalton - It was once illegal to read books by Roque Dalton, one of El Salvador's most celebrated poets, in his own country.

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  • Simone de Beauvoir - Two interviews filmed 15 years apart illuminating the role, personality and ideas of the novelist, philosopher and political activist.

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  • The Writers of Today - A series of dialogues with five of the foremost writers of the twentieth century.

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