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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. Lasting Marks (2019)

    Director
    Charlie Lyne
    Producer
    Laura Poitras
    Subject
    Social Studies

    Short documentary about the story of 16 men put on trial for sadomasochism in the dying days of Thatcher’s Britain which was told by the police, the prosecution and the tabloid press, but not by those in...

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  3. Trapped in the City of a Thousand Mountains (2019)

    Director
    David Verbeek
    Subject
    Music; Social Studies

    Short documentary. A new phenomenon has taken the internet by storm: Chinese rap. But behind its skyrocketing popularity, there is a struggle for freedom of speech. Rappers try to figure out what they can...

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  4. Ai: A Life in the Age of Intelligent Machines (2019)

    Subject
    Science; Social Studies; Technology

    Leading Cambridge University researchers discuss the far-reaching advances offered by artificial intelligence - and consider the consequences of developing systems that think far beyond human abilities.[13...

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  5. Queerama: A Century of Gay Rights and Desires on Film (2018)

    Director
    Daisy Asquith
    Subject
    Film studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 70 minutes plus extras), £12.99

    QUEERAMA takes the viewer through a century of gay experiences, encompassing persecution and prosecution, injustice, love and desire, identity, secrets, forbidden encounters, sexual liberation and pride....

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  6. Dina (2018)

    Director
    Dan Sickles; Antonio Santini
    Subject
    Psychology; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 101 minutes), £5.99

    Dina Buno is getting married in a few weeks time and there’s still so much to do. She has to move her boyfriend, Scott, from his parents’ house to her apartment, and settle him in to only the second home...

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  7. 50 Years Legal (2018)

    Director
    Simon Napier-Bell
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 77 minutes), £8.78

    A documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the partial discriminalisation of homosexuality. Using historical and personal accounts by leading activists and cultural commentators including, Sir Ian...

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  8. New Town Utopia (2018)

    Director
    Christopher Ian Smith
    Subject
    Architecture; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 80 minutes), £14.99

    After WW2, new towns were designed as social utopias to create (in the words of the post-war government) "a new type of citizen, a healthy, self-respecting, dignified person with a sense of beauty, culture...

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  9. Migrant Sound: Arrival (2018)

    aka: Arrival

    Subject
    Music; Social Studies

    Short documentary exploring the impact of migration and music 70 years after Windrush. ARRIVAL fast forwards viewers straight from the arrival of the first generation of Caribbean immigrants to the UK to...

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  10. Migrant Sound: Racism (2018)

    aka: Racism

    Subject
    Music; Social Studies

    In this short documentary different generations of Caribbean descent in the UK discuss their first hand experiences of racism. The film explores whether race relations have improved since the 1980s, what...

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