VRT Notable Videos for Adults 2012 winners
2012 Notable Videos for Adults
- A Film Unfinished. 90 minutes. Oscilloscope Laboratories. DVD. $19.99. Available from most distributors. Recently discovered footage sheds a new light on Nazi propaganda.
- Freedom Riders. 120 minutes. 2011. PBS Home Video. DVD. $24.99. Available from most distributors. A group of white and black Civil Rights activists who traveled by bus together to challenge the segregated south through non-violent tactics.
- Mugabe and the White African. 94 minutes. 2010. First Run Features. DVD. $27.99. Available from most distributors. A family of African farmers confront the Mugabe regime.
- Battle for Brooklyn. 93 minutes. 2011. Rumor Films. DVD. $295 (Universities and Colleges), http://battleforbrooklyn.com/education Chronicles the fight against the Atlantic Yards Project which attempted to displace local residents for new development.
- Hot Coffee. 86 minutes. 2011. Docurama. DVD. $29.99. Available from most distributors. A notorious cup of spilt coffee is pivotal to tort reform laws.
- A Small Act. 88 minutes. 2011. Ro*co. DVD. $295 (Universities and Colleges) $95 (K-12). http://www.rocofilms.com/ A small gift from a Swedish schoolteacher has a life-long impact on a young Kenyan boy.
- Catfish. 88 minutes. 2011. Universal Studios Home Entertainment. DVD. $19.99. Available from most distributors. Online woman of your dreams may not be what she appears.
- Better This World. 89 minutes. 2011. Bullfrog Films. $295. (Universities and Colleges). www.bullfrogfilms.com Follows the lives of two political protesters accused of domestic terrorism during the 2008 Republican National Convention.
- Neshoba: the price of freedom. 87 minutes. 2011. First Run Features. DVD. $27.99. Available from most distributors. Chronicles the long-awaited trial of Edgar Ray Killen and the slow healing process in the 1964 murder of three Civil Rights activists.
- Bonecrusher. 72 minutes. 2010. New Day Films. DVD. $249 (Universities and Colleges)/Public libraries $119. www.newday.com An Appalachian coal miner follows in his father's footsteps.
- The Labyrinth: The testimony of Marian Kolodziej. 37 minutes. 2011. December 2nd Productions. DVD. $99 public libraries and $190 (Universities and Colleges). http://thelabyrinthdocumentary.com/store.html Nearly fifty years after his internment in Auschwitz, Mariam Kolodziej crafts a series of haunting art.
- The Flaw. 82 minutes. 2011. Bullfrog Films. $295 (Universities and Colleges). http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/ Traces how a major "flaw" in Greenspan's economic philosophy lead to the 2008 economic meltdown.
- Iraq: War, Love, God and Madness. 83 minutes. 2011. Typecast Films. DVD. $300 (Universities, Colleges and Public). www.typecastfilms.com<http://www.typecastfilms.com> An Iraqi filmmaker tries to create the first feature film made in his homeland in years.
- Jaffa: the orange's clockwork. 52 minutes. 2011. Trabelsi Productions. DVD. $29. http://www.trabelsiproductions.com/Jaffa.php Explores the history of Palestinians and Israelis using the symbol of the orange.
- The Price of Sex. 73 minutes. 2011. Women Make Movies. DVD. $295.00 (Universities and Colleges). www.wmm.com Eastern European women are drawn into sex trafficking and abused.
The Notable Videos for Adults Committee includes:
- Mary Hanlin, Tidewater Community College (Chair)
- Laura Jenemann, George Mason University
- Julia Churchill, Oak Lawn Public Library
- Maureen Tripp, Emerson College
- Tom Ipri, Drexel University
- Tracy Montri, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
- Sam Readman, Miami-Dade Public Library
- Joan Skowronski, Hillsborough County Library