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Action and Adventure Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Action and Adventure

Pioneer.
Sanders of the river: Commissioner Sanders, representative of the British Crown, puts down a bloody rebellion and re-establishes harmony for the pro- British river people in this tale of adventure in Nigeria. Jericho: An African American soldier flees to the African desert during WWI after he accidentally causes the death of his sergeant and is sentenced to death for murder. True pioneer: In 1928, Paul Robeson moved to Londan and during the next twelve years, made six feature films. Paul Robeson Jr. and British film historians Ian Christie and Stephen Bourne review Robeson's pioneering work in British cinema.
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Detective and Crime Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Detective and Crime

Touch of evil.
A narcotics officer and a corrupt cop are involved in a murder investigation in a small border town.
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Documentary Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Documentary

Intentional learning, unscripted challenges knowledge and imagination for an interdependent world.
Highlights unique teaching approaches at UNCW. Students take what they have learned in the classroom and put them in real life situations. Explains how it is good for students to be involved in some kind of service work. It is a good way to connect with the outside world.
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Drama Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Drama

The illusionist.
A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland. While performing in a village pub, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever.
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The Emperor Jones.
Brutus Jones, a Pullman porter deposes the local ruler of a Caribbean Island and declares himself emperor.
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Citizen of the world.
In Proud Valley an African American sailor comes to a Welsh coal mining town in 1938 and helps re-open the mine at the cost of his life. Native Land, a political semi-documentary formed from staged reenactments, leads viewers on an emotional tour of the pre-World War II U.S. and its freedom-based ideologies and looks at the the forces it sees as threatening to undermine America's strengths from within: greedy capitalists, professional strikebreakers, and the Ku Klux Kan. Robeson on Pacifica Radio: Paul Robeson was denied his U.S. passport from 1950 to 1958 after he refused to sign an affidavit stating that he was not a Communist. During this time, Pacifica Radio interviewed Robeson, allowing him to express his personal history and view of the world. This interview was conducted by host Elsa Knight Thompson and Harold Winkler, president of the Pacifica Foundation.
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Foreign films Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Foreign films

Des hommes et des dieux Of gods and men.
Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990's. When a crew of foreign workers are massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay, come what may.
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Shorts and Collections Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Shorts and Collections

Furoransu miaiyu sakuhinshu Florence Miailhe film works.
Includes 5 animated shorts by director Florence Miailhe.
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Silent Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Silent

Outsider.
Body and soul. Paul Robeson stars in this early silent film of a minister gone corrupt. He associates with the owner of a house of gambling, forces a girl to steal and later kills the girl's brother. But, when all is said and done it's only a dream. NOTE = Borderline. This experimental silent film, made in Switzerland by an independent British film company, is chiefly remembered as Paul Robeson's first film. Boldly blending Eisensteinian montage and domestic melodrama, the film features Robeson and his wife, Eslanda, as lovers caught up in a tangled web of interracial affairs.
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