Notable Videos for Adults

About the Notable Videos for Adults
Notable Videos for Adults is a list of 15 outstanding programs released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults.

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Alive Inside

(2014) 78 minutes. City Drive Films. DVD. Available from various distributors. Does not include captioning. Social worker Dan Cohen starts a campaign to provide nursing home patients access to music that reawakens their joy in life.

Call Me Lucky

(2015) 105 minutes. MPI. DVD. Available from various distributors. English subtitles, does not include captioning. Stand-up comedian Barry Crimmins advocates for victims of internet child pornography.

E-Team

(2014) 89 minutes. Ro*Co Films. DVD. Available from http://www.rocofilms.com. Does not include captioning. Human Rights Watch emergency team members travel to international hot zones to investigate abuses firsthand.

Freedom Summer

(2014) 120 minutes. PBS. DVD. Available from various distributors. Includes SDH. Organizers and student civil rights workers register voters in 1964 Mississippi and confront racism and resistance.

God Loves Uganda

(2013) 83 minutes. First Run Features. DVD. Available from various distributors. Includes SDH. The punitive homophobic government policies of Uganda are linked to the anti-gay theology of United States evangelist missionaries.

Great Invisible

(2014) 92 minutes. Ro*Co Films. DVD. Available from http://www.rocofilms.com. English subtitles, does not include captioning. The high price of our dependence upon fossil fuel is made visible in this examination of the BP Deepwater oil spill.

India’s Daughter

(2015) 62 minutes. Women Make Movies. DVD. Available from http://www.wmm.com. English subtitles, does not include captioning. India questions its traditional gender roles following the brutal rape of a young medical student.

Kill Team

(2015) 79 minutes. Bullfrog Films. DVD. Available from http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/ and various distributors. Includes SDH. A whistleblower reports on war crimes committed by members of his platoon in Afghanistan.

Missing Picture

(2013) 96 minutes. Strand Releasing. DVD. Available from various distributors. Includes SDH. Atrocities of Cambodian labor camps under the Khmer Rouge are reimagined with archival footage and clay figurines.

Punk Singer

(2013) 82 minutes. MPI. DVD. Available from various distributors. Includes SDH. Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill and LeTigre, co-creates the riot grrrl movement and influences a third wave of feminism.

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