Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Jumbo Wild (2015)

Director: Nick Waggoner
Run time: 60 min.
Call number:  QH77.B8 J86 2015

"At the headwaters of the Columbia River, Jumbo Creek cascades out of deep snowpack, past crumbling glacial ice, wildflowers, and grizzly tracks.  The Jumbo Valley has long been revered for its beauty; and to the Ktunaxa Nation, it is known as Qat'muk, home of the grizzly bear spirit. Part of an important international wildlife corridor, the Jumbo Valley is one of only two areas in North America where grizzly bears can freely roam between Canada and the U.S. But, for nearly 25 years, local people--First Nations, conservationists, backcountry skiers--have fought a large-scale ski resort in Jumbo.  Developers face environmental assessments, political roadblocks, and local outcry.  Jumbo Wild highlights the tension between the protection of wilderness and ever increasing development interests in wild places, while bringing to life the passionate fight to protect the Jumbo Valley." 
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Love & Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson & Nonviolence in the Search for Workers' Rights

Director:  Michael Honey
Run time:  38 min.
Call number: HM1281 .L68 2016

"What can people do to change a world full of violence and hate? Is nonviolent revolution possible? 'Love and Solidarity' addresses these questions through the life and thought of Rev. James Lawson, an African American Methodist minister who worked with Martin Luther King, Jr., to initiate civil rights struggles in the South in the 1960s, and in recent years taught nonviolence organizing to poor Black and Latino workers in coalitions that have remade the labor movement in Los Angeles. Through interviews with Rev. Lawson and historic film footage, acclaimed labor and civil rights historian Michael Honey and award-winning filmmaker Errol Webber place a needed discourse on nonviolent social change at the forefront of today's struggles against violence and for human rights, peace, and economic justice."

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Incarcerating US (2016)

Director:   Regan Hines
Run time:  84 min.

"Incarcerating US is a feature-length documentary that exposes America's prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free through vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the largest prison population in the history of the world. Through dramatic first-hand accounts, expert testimony, and shocking statistics, Incarcerating US asks fundamental questions about the prison system in America: What is the purpose of prison? Why did our prison population explode in the 1970s? What can make our justice system more just?"
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