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  1. Billionaires’ Tea Party: How Corporate America is Faking a Grassroots Revolution (2011)

    Director
    Taki Oldham
    Subject
    Politics & government; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 54 minutes), $250.00 (MEF)

    In the summer of 2009, shortly after Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress swept to power promising a new era of hope and change, a citizens protest movement emerged out of nowhere threatening to derail...

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  2. Great American Road Automotive History Films, The (2011)

    Subject
    Engineering; Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 360 minutes), $18.49

    24 films celebrating the American automotive industry and the driving pleasures of the American highway, made between 1915 and 1962. They cover topics such as the benefits of interstate highways, their...

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  3. College Conspiracy (2011)

    Subject
    Economics; Education

    This video sets out to debunk the belief that Americans with college degrees earn $1 million more in lifetime income compared to high school graduates without a college degree. It analyses the total cost of...

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  4. Crossing the American Crises: From Collapse to Action (2011)

    Director
    Silvia Leindecker
    Producer
    Michael Fox
    Subject
    Economics; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 82 minutes), $19.95

    On September 15, 2008, the United States fell into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The same day, the filmmakers set out on a trip around the country to ask the American people what...

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  5. Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (2011)

    Director
    Mary McDonagh Murphy
    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 82 minutes), $24.95

    Fifty years after winning the Pulitzer Prize, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved bestseller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th Century. Behind it all was a young...

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  6. Inside America: The Quiet Persuader (2011)

    Subject
    Media studies; Social Studies

    First transmitted in 1965, this programme looks at Steve Frankfurt, a New York advertising executive working in an industry worth 14 billion dollars in the US alone. Used to spending thousands at a time with...

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  7. Devil’s Music, The: Series 2 (2011)

    Subject
    Music

    A series of four 25-minute programmes in which Alexis Korner investigates the roots of American Blues music.

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  8. Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

    Director
    Göran Hugo Ollson
    Subject
    Politics & government; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 100 minutes), $24.98

    The BLACK POWER MIXTAPE examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the USA from 1967 to 1975, using recently discovered 16mm footage filmed by Swedish journalists and found lying in the cellar of...

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  9. Prohibition (2011)

    Director
    Ken Burns; Lynn Novick
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 360 minutes), $34.99

    Three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the rise, rule and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the...

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  10. Waiting for "Superman" (2011)

    Director
    Davis Guggenheim
    Producer
    Lesley Chilcott
    Subject
    Education
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 111 mins), $8.78

    Documentary examining different aspects of the American public education system. Tenure and how the system attempts to reprimand poorly performing teachers is examined. Teaching standards are criticised as...

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