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The Atomic States of America
THE ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA
The Sundance-screened film visits nuclear reactor communities around the country to investigate the safety and future of nuclear energy in America.

"Recommended. The Atomic States of America does a good job of introducing this difficult and extremely complex topic to the general public."
– Science Books and Films (AAAS)



Burning The Future: Coal in America
BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA
Featuring both coal and mining advocates as well as opponents, this is the definitive documentary on the controversy over "clean coal" and mountain top removal mining.

"As upsetting as it is informative."
- New York Times



Cafeteria Man
CAFETERIA MAN
A candid look at what it takes to reform unhealthy school lunch programs and provide nutritious, tasty meals to our nation’s school kids, profiling Tony Geraci and his success in Baltimore's schools.

"Recommended. An engaging look at an issue that has made headlines thanks to the efforts of the First Lady."
-Video Librarian



The Cost of Cool
THE COST OF COOL
Features teenagers discussing what it takes to be "cool", the pressures of consumerism, and the environmental price we pay to have the latest, "coolest" stuff.

"Highly recommended. A terrific wake-up call for young adults."
- Video Librarian



Division Street
DIVISION STREET
Roads have fragmented wild landscapes and the wildlife that lives within them. The film takes us on a road-trip that looks at the promise of wildlife corridors and 'greening' our highway system.

"Highly recommended. A beautiful documentary..."
-Science Books and Films



Exploring Coral Reefs: Reproduction and Survival
EXPLORING CORAL REEFS: REPRODUCTION AND SURVIVAL
Enter the fantastic undersea world of corals to learn about the variety of reproductive strategies these tiny animals use to ensure their survival.

"Recommended. Viewers will gain a thorough background in coral reproduction."
- Educational Media Reviews Online
Finding the Words
FINDING THE WORDS
Follows the stories of eight children in their struggle to recover from autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

"Highly recommended. An outstanding film. There is hope... and that’s what Finding the Words is really all about."
- Educational Media Reviews Online



Forces of Nature, Volume 2
FORCES OF NATURE, VOLUME 2
Profiles the inspirational grassroots work of 12 young people recognized with the nation's top youth environmental prize - the Brower Youth Awards.

"They are the green generation. Young people who are doing incredible things to safeguard the environment."
– ABC News, San Francisco



Fresh
FRESH
Profiles the farmers and business people across the nation who are at the forefront of re-inventing America's food system in a more sustainable fashion.

"Highly recommended. ***1/2 Stars. Well-paced, balanced, and visually stunning..."
-Video Librarian



Forever Wild
FOREVER WILD
Hosted by Robert Redford, the film renews our understanding of the majesty and ecological importance of wilderness, and the key role individuals play in preserving America's wild places.

"Highly recommended for its beauty, its supporting resources, and inspiration."
- Educational Media Reviews Online



The Good Fight: The Martin Litton Story
THE GOOD FIGHT
Chronicles the extraordinary efforts of one of the leading conservationists of modern times, who continues to be active today into his 90’s.

Winner, Best River & Water Conservation Film, Mountain Film in Telluride



Healing a Soldier's Heart
HEALING A SOLDIER'S HEART
A groundbreaking approach to healing PTSD provides hope for psychologically wounded Vietnam vets, as well as for veterans of recent wars.

"Highly recommended… Compelling, poignant, and heartfelt. An exceptional film to begin understanding post traumatic stress and the Vietnam veteran.
-Educational Media Reviews Online



Hiroshima Nagasaki August 1945
HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI AUGUST 1945
This classic, unforgettable film features the first film footage shot following the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.


"Objective and poetic...strongly moving."
- The Village Voice



In My Lifetime
IN MY LIFETIME
A comprehensive look at the history and impact of the nuclear age to the present day, including the international efforts to reduce or eliminate nuclear weapons.

"Highly Recommended. Filmmaker Robert E. Frye (a former ABC News executive) aims to restore a sense of danger and urgency in this insightful documentary...."
- Video Librarian



Love Hate Love
LOVE HATE LOVE
Follows three families whose lives were torn apart by terrorist attacks, yet chose to fight hate with world-changing legacies for lost loved ones. Broadcast on Oprah Winfrey Network.

"Recommended. Love Hate Love aims to inspire, a goal easily achieved through these well-chosen and well-told stories."
-Video Librarian



The Master of Light
THE MASTER OF LIGHT
This short documentary profiles the life and scientific career of Albert A. Michelson (1852-1931), the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.

"A great addition to any video library."
-NSTA Recommends



Neither Here Nor There
NEITHER HERE NOR THERE
A moving portrayal of the struggles of a refugee family from Bosnia, who resettled in America's heartland after the worst single act of genocide in Europe since the end of World War II.

"A beautifully told story of a people, an event, and an entire way of life."
– Anthropology Review



On The Brink: Panda Nursery
ON THE BRINK: PANDA NURSERY
There’s currently an estimated one thousand giant pandas left in China, and unless crucial steps are taken, the iconic bears could soon be wiped out forever.

"Recommended. Nicely scripted and the video footage is excellent."
- Science Books and Films (AAAS)



On The Brink: Reef Reborn
ON THE BRINK: REEF REBORN
Coral reefs are the “rainforests of the sea”, home to nearly ¼ of the ocean’s marine species. Miles of elaborate coral reefs once teemed with vibrant and colorful marine life.

"Provides a story of hope, showing how ingenuity, community engagement and dedicated volunteers."
-Green Teacher Magazine



On The Brink: Tigers Fighting Back
ON THE BRINK: TIGERS FIGHTING BACK
Over the last century tiger numbers have plummeted by 95%. These majestic big cats now exist in just a few pockets in the most densely populated continent in the world.

"Highly Recommended. Provides a glimpse to the hidden world of these magnificent animals."
- Educational Media Reviews Online



On The Brink: Wild Horses Return to China
ON THE BRINK: WILD HORSES RETURN TO CHINA
Relentless poaching early last century saw the oldest horse species in the world die out in their original habitat.


"Recommended. Enjoyable and educational for almost all ages..."
– Science Books & Films (AAAS)



Orca: Killer Whale or Gentle Giant
ORCA: KILLER WHALE OR GENTLE GIANT
Accompany Hiroya Minakuchi in his five-year study into the lives of these marine mammals in their natural habitat in the Pacific Northwest.

"Highly Recommended. It will inform, fascinate, and be thoroughly enjoyed...."
- School Library Journal



Pete McCloskey: Leading From the Front
PETE MCCLOSKEY: LEADING FROM THE FRONT
This film tells the colorful story of former Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey, a true political "maverick”, who was both a Marine war hero in Korea and a leading peace advocate during Vietnam.

"Highly recommended. Riveting..."
-Educational Media Reviews Online



PetroApocalypse Now?
PETROAPOCALYPSE NOW?
Is the oil beginning to run out? Shot over four years in 13 countries this film uncovers the myths surrounding the future of world oil supplies.

Highly recommended. Superbly crafted."
-Educational Media Reviews Online



River of Renewal
RIVER OF RENEWAL
Chronicles the long conflict over the 10 million acre Klamath River Basin, which spans the Oregon-California border.


"Highly recommended. Effectively touches on many subject areas."
-Video Librarian



RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope
RFK IN THE LAND OF APARTHEID: A RIPPLE OF HOPE
Tells the little-known story of Robert Kennedy's influential June 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid, featuring never-before-seen footage.

"Marvelous...Fascinating.”
- Boston Globe



Rock the Boat
ROCK THE BOAT
An entertaining look at efforts to reshape the 51 mile concrete L.A. River, a model for how cities might reimagine their once natural resources to benefit urban areas today.

"Rock the Boat looks at the river’s past, with its years of neglect and mismanagement, and at its very real dream of a future with an optimistic heart and a realistic eye.”
– Richard Pearce, co-producer “Food Inc.”


Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives
SCARRED LANDS & WOUNDED LIVES
A compelling documentary exploring the under-reported issue of the broad environmental impacts of war.


"Highly recommended. A powerful documentary."
- Video Librarian



Schools that Change Communities
SCHOOLS THAT CHANGE COMMUNITIES
Profiles a diverse group of public schools that are successfully creating higher achieving students by turning the communities where they live into their classrooms.

"Highly Recommended for all libraries. Captures experiential learning at its finest."
-Educational Media Reviews Online



The Second Day
THE SECOND DAY
Provides a unique and hopeful perspective on 9/11 and its aftermath through the eyes of young people and educators who experienced that tragic day in New York City.

"Recommended. A powerful lesson from a young filmmaker."
-Library Journal



Sound of the Soul
SOUND OF THE SOUL
In a world increasingly polarized by religious conflicts and violence, the film is a timely and profound journey of understanding and hope.


"A heartwarming tribute to religious diversity and tolerance."
- Anthropology Review Database

White Water, Black Gold
WHITE WATER, BLACK GOLD
Investigates the little-known environmental and human costs associated with extracting oil from Canada's Tar Sands, the source for the proposed Keystone Pipeline.

"Recommended for all audiences. Highlight(s) the environmental price North Americans pay for domestic oil production."
- Library Journal

With My Own Two Wheels
WITH MY OWN TWO WHEELS
Links together the stories of five individuals around the globe whose lives were transformed and improved through access to a simple bicycle.

"A feeling of hope pervades the film, though it showcases very serious problems.“
– Bicycle Times