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Blackbird
...communities in Mackay, Queensland - where these historical events took place - BLACKBIRD is augmented with traditional Solomon Islands lullabies and elements of...
Blackbird
A teen runaway falls in love with a fellow heroin junkie. But the two are far too deep in their drug addictions for love to offer any hope. The film was adapted from a play written by Adam Rapp and…
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Native Americans
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
...the Pow Wow; Nico Strange Owl-Hunt (Northern Cheyenne), Twyla LaFleshe Blackbird(Southern Ute), Cleatus and Clifford Cayou (Omaha) andWalter Fremont (Omaha)...
Beyond The Lights
The pressures of fame have put superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage she needs to develop her own voice and break free to become the…
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London In The Raw
"The world's greatest city laid bare!", roars the tagline to LONDON IN THE RAW (1964), a salacious documentary that tours the strip-clubs and underground dives of the still-swinging city. Exploitation maven Arnold Miller combines documentary footage with staged sequences of…
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Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter - The Academy Award nominated Doc on Alzheimers
With insight and levity, this Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles the various stages of a mother's Alzheimer's Disease and the evolution of a daughter's response to the illness. The desire to cure the incurable-to set right her mother's confusion and forgetfulness, to…
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Principles for Converging on the Best Ideas
Episode 6 of The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
What mindset and attitude do you need to decide which of your ideas to pursue? Professor Puccio reveals the four key principles you need for success: practicing affirmative judgment, keeping novelty alive, checking your objectives to make sure they meet…
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Umayyad Exile in Cordoba - 784 - 1031
Episode 12 of Turning Points in Middle Eastern History
Discover the golden age of Cordoba as a global center of education and culture. Learn how the displaced Umayyad caliphate established a kingdom in exile in Cordoba, whose rulers oversaw remarkable advancements in lifestyle and manners, magnificent architecture and urban…
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Camp Out / Ruby's Clubhouse / Max's Picnic
Episode 4 of Max & Ruby Season 1
Camp Out: Max is excited when Ruby tells him they are going to sleep outside, until Ruby explains they are sleeping outside "inside" a tent. Ruby's Clubhouse: Ruby and Louise have made a clubhouse in the backyard, but it's private…
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Patrick Kavanagh - After the Renaissance
Episode 33 of The Irish Identity
The Irish Renaissance had largely succeeded in bringing folk life to the center of cultural consciousness by the 1930s. At that time, the poet Patrick Kavanagh--hailing from the rural farmland--emerged with a critique of the sentimentality and nostalgia of Yeats's…
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James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times - A Great American Humoristst
James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times is the first major documentary on the life and work of one of America's greatest humorists. Known for his classic short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Thurber was a legendary contributor…
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Women of '69: Unboxed - Women from the Sixties Share their Stories
Intimate, personalized portrait of women of the 1960s through the eyes of one colorful class that graduated in 1969 - same year as Hillary Clinton - and recently turned 65, starting to explore the New Old Age. At a time…
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Tulare, The Phantom Lake
Tulare, The Phantom Lake explores the landscape of what was once the largest lake in America west of the Mississippi River, a lake that disappeared by the year 1900 due to water diversion and land reclamation for agriculture. The Tulare…
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Feathered Friends
Part of the Series: SciGirls
PBS
Regina, Schuyler and Anayia hit the streets of Denver to investigate what makes a good urban bird habitat, and transform a city school garden into a welcoming home for any flock of feathered friends.
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The Bible: A Study In Literature
Through art, drama and analysis, this program shows the Old & New Testament orgins of many contemporary literary forms, styles & devices. Students will discover elements of the short story, biography, fable, adventure, tradegy, parable and novel in the tales…
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Borrowing and Modifying Ideas
Episode 12 of The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
True creators don't work in isolation. Instead, they often borrow from or modify the ideas of their predecessors. Here, learn how to incorporate solutions from other people (as well as nature) into your specific challenge with the power of tools…
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Using What We Know
Part of the Series: Constructivism
The opening line of this upbeat production is "Teaching is both an art and a science." Filmed in three disparate but remarkable classrooms, it illustrates how effective learning takes place when teachers combine their knowledge of child development, subject matter,…
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The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)
Episode 8 of The Vietnam War
PBS
With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of an unthinkable massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war.
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My Side of the Mountain
Sam leaves home for the mountains after being told that the family trip has been canceled, preventing him from doing the algae experiments he had planned for. The film chronicles his struggle for independence, and his battle with the forces…
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Birders: The Central Park Effect
Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan's celebrated patch of green, and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. Author Jonathan Franzen, an idiosyncratic trombone…
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