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  1. Minding the Gap (2019)

    Director
    Liu Bing
    Subject
    Social Studies; Sociology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 93 minutes), £9.99

    This Academy Award-nominated documentary-study is a coming-of-age saga drawing on over 12 years of footage in Rockford, Illinois, hit hard by decades of recession. A quest to understand why so many of the...

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  2. Black Sheep (2018)

    Director
    Ed Perkins
    Subject
    Social Studies

    Short documentary following the story of Cornelius Walker after the murder of 11-year-old Damilola Taylor in November 2000. Cornelius, also aged 11 and with Nigerian parents, lived nearby. His mother,...

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  3. My Eyes As a Stranger (2017)

    Director
    Toni de Bromhead
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (PAL, 52 minutes), £50.00

    Story about the friendship between an English filmmaker and Nicola, a Sicilian ex-gangster who lives in Florence. The documentary moves to and fro between a street of ill repute and the field where Nicola...

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  4. Grayson Perry Double Bill: Why Men Wear Frocks, Spare Time (2014)

    Director
    Neil Crombie
    Subject
    Art; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 100 minutes), £7.99

    In WHY MEN WEAR FROCKS Grayson explores his compulsion to dress as a woman, talking candidly about his own experiences and how he reconciles this aspect of his character with his roles as artist, husband and...

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  5. Everybody in Our Family (2012)

    Director
    Radu Jude
    Subject
    Film studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (BR Region free, 107 minutes), £19.99

    Recently divorced Marius plans to take his young daughter away on a weekend holiday. When things do not go as planned, he strikes out at those around him, and what began as comic drama soon turns bitter as...

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  6. Beau Travail (2000)

    Director
    Claire Denis
    Subject
    Film studies; French studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 90 minutes), £20.00

    Inspired by Herman Melville’s ‘Billy Budd’, filmmaker Claire Denis’ film explores the near-mythical world of the French Foreign Legion. A sergeant-major whose position and power are threatened when...

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  7. Life of Jesus, The (1997)

    aka: La Vie de Jesus

    Director
    Bruno Dumont
    Subject
    French studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 97 minutes), £42.75

    A story of life’s brutality and exhilaration played out by turns within the quarters of a tiny Flemish country town. Here, positioned in relative isolation from the rest of so-called cultural Europe, the...

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  8. Go West Young Man (1996)

    Director
    Keith Piper
    Subject
    Film studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale Hire, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 4 minutes), On request

    Man hands on misery to man. Father and son resist the stereotypes of their race and gender in this personal / historical survey of bias and prejudice. Montage and masculinity meet in an analysis of the black...

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  9. Black Joy (1977)

    Director
    Anthony Simmons
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (95 minutes), £15.99

    Based on Jamal Ali’s stage play Dark Days and Light Nights, this film, which was nominated for the Golden Palm award at Cannes in 1977, tells the story of a naïve Guyanese immigrant who learns the hard...

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  10. Men’s Lives (1976)

    Director
    Will Roberts; Josh Hanig
    Subject
    Social Studies; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 43 minutes), $185.00 [Institutional rate]

    Produced in the early years of the modern feminist movement, MEN’S LIVES was the first film to look at the damage to men from traditional gender stereotyping.

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