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  1. Song of the Shirt, The (1979 Film)

    Director
    Susan Clayton; Jonathan Curling
    Subject
    Economics; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    An investigation into the position of working women in the 1840s, the effects of protectionist philanthropy and the resistance to it. Deals with a group of women working in the new ‘sweated’ clothes...

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  2. Magritte: Day and Night (2010)

    aka: Jour et la Nuit, Le

    Director
    Henri de Gerlache
    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 73 minutes), £24.99

    As mystifying and peculiar as his work, Rene Magritte painted in a style that was at once real and surreal, witty and disturbing. His enigmatic nature and amazing career deserve more than a routine...

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  3. Spectrophotometry (2004)

    Subject
    Chemistry
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 25 minutes), £29.00

    Explains the principles of spectral analysis. Covers: how spectroscopy analyses the spectrum of light from different sources using a spectroscope; how spectrophotometry measures how much light is absorbed or...

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  4. Citizenfour (2015)

    Director
    Laura Poitras
    Subject
    Media studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 114 mins.), £15.99

    In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was several years into the making of a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone...

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  5. Cutting It in Costume (2010)

    Subject
    Design; Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 27 minutes), £39.00

    Costume forms a crucial part of any stage production. This UK-produced (2010) DVD programme for KS 4/5 explores the options available to students during the design process. Starting with a history of...

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  6. Syria: The Assad’s Twilight (2011)

    Director
    Vicent de Cointet; Christophe Ayad
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 52 minutes), $348

    A portrait of the Assad regime, from its origins to 2011. During the 1970s, Bashar’s father, Hafez al-Assad, turned Syria into one of the world’s most secretive and repressive dictatorships. In 1982, he...

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  7. Newcomers, The (1963)

    Director
    George C Stoney
    Subject
    Anthropology; Social sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 30 minutes), $165.00

    The NEWCOMERS is a film about economically threatened Appalachian people in transition. Made in 1963, the documentary deals with issues of immigration and migration and the importance of learning how to live...

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  8. Berlin Alexanderplatz (2007)

    Director
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    Subject
    German studies; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 910 minutes), £54.99

    Fassbinder’s television serialisation of Alfred Döblin’s novel ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’, made in 13 parts plus epilogue. It tells the story of Franz Biberkopf who, on his release from prison, is...

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  9. Borrowing and Managing Debt

    Subject
    Business studies; Economics
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 23 minutes ), £39.00

    This programme explains what debt is, how to avoid it, and how to borrow safely. It deals with the following questions. What is debt? - explanation of debt, why people borrow money, why they are sometimes...

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  10. Five Kingdom Classification, The (1987 Video)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 23 mi.

    Shows how biologists classify all living organisms into five basic categories or kingdoms: plants, animals, fungi, protista and monera. Explains how and why the five-kingdom system was developed from the...

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