Saturday, April 28, 2007

Documentaries on DVD at Leach Library

Did you know that Leach Library has over 300 documentaries in its DVD collection? The documentary collection covers a very wide range of subjects including American history, art history, current events, cooking, and astronomy. The overwhelming majority of documentary/nonfiction DVDs are given Dewey numbers and kept in the nonfiction section of the library, interspersed with the book collection. The entire DVD collection is cataloged so please search our catalog for information on specific titles or speak to a reference librarian for help.

New Documentaries to the DVD Collection:

When the Levees Broke (Call # DVD 363.34 WHE): Four acts document distinct perspectives on the pivotal events that preceded and followed Katrina’s passage through New Orleans, a catastrophe during which the divide between race and class lines have never been more pronounced.

Capturing the Friedman’s (Call # DVD 364.1 CAP): The Friedman’s seem to be a typical family from affluent Great Neck, Long Island. One Thanksgiving, as the family gathers for a quiet holiday dinner, a police battering ram splinters the front door and officers rush inside. The police charge Arnold and his son Jessie with hundreds of shocking crimes. As police investigate, and the community reacts, the fabric of the family begins to disintegrate, revealing questions about justice, family and finally the truth.

Sir! No Sir! (Call # DVD 959.7 SIR): The untold story of the rebellion of thousands of American soldiers against the war in Vietnam. This movie profiles an event that profoundly impacted American society, yet has been virtually eliminated from memory.

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