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  1. House I Live in, The (2013)

    Director
    Eugene Jarecki
    Subject
    Politics & government; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 110 minutes), £9.99

    Director Eugene Jarecki explores America’s war on drugs in this documentary as he exposes the risks that prohibition poses to freedom, and the tragedy of addicts being treated as criminals. In the four...

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  2. No More Road Trips?: A Dream Ride Through 20th Century America Made from Home Movies (2013)

    Producer
    Rick Prelinger
    Subject
    American Studies; Social Studies

    A dream ride through 20th-century America made entirely from home movies, asks whether we’ve come to the end of the open road. Have we reached "peak travel"? Can we still find fortune (and ourselves) on...

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  3. America in Primetime (2012)

    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 240 minutes), $29.99

    Four programmes in a series analysing the evolution of programmes filling the primetime slot on US television. Each episode focuses on one character archetype that has remained a staple of primetime through...

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  4. Slavery by Another Name (2012)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 90 minutes), $19.99

    This 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in...

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  5. Restoring an Icon (2012)

    Producer
    Jeff Reed
    Subject
    Environmental science

    Short film about the reintroduction of bison to Montana, their natural habitat, as part of The American Prairie Foundation’s project to restire a vast amount of prairie to its natural state. This film...

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  6. ! Women Art Revolution (2012)

    Director
    Lynn Hershman Leeson
    Producer
    Lynn Hershman Leeson
    Subject
    Art; Politics & government; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 83 mins), £14.00

    !WOMEN ART REVOLUTION elaborates the relationship of the feminist art movement to the 1960s anti-war and civil rights movements and explains how historical events, such as the all-male protest exhibition...

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  7. Sncc Fiftieth Anniversary Conference (2011)

    Subject
    History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 3120 minutes), $499.00

    This 38 volume DVD set is a video recording of the 50+ hours of plenary sessions, panel discussions and cultural programmes that took place at the 50th anniversary conference in 2010 of the Student...

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  8. Labor Union Films (2011)

    Subject
    History; Politics & government; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC), $14.99

    A 2-DVD set comprising 15 short films made between 1917 and 1951 dealing with US labour history and America’s struggle to ensure a decent life for all its citizens. Contents: 17 DAYS: THE STORY OF...

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  9. Perspective on Greatness: The Female Rebellion (2011)

    Subject
    History; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 50 minutes), $7.49

    The history of the Suffragette and the battle for women’s rights during 20th Century America.

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  10. Perspective on Greatness: The Female Rebellion Suffragette (2011)

    Subject
    History; Politics & government; Social Studies; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 50 minutes), $7.49

    The history of the suffragettes and the battle for women’s rights during 20th century America.

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