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A Mess of New Media
Selected new DVD titles available in the Learning Resource Center

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When The Dust Settles
The prairie wind is not responsible for the dirt flying in this film; the culprits are neighboring gophers with appetites for anger and revenge. This animated film is designed as a flexible tool to explore conflict resolution.

Homosexuality: A Religious Perspective
Throughout history homosexuality has been censured by some of the world's major religions. This program studies the scriptures and doctrines of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to understand why, and then contrasts their stances with those of Hinduism, Sikhism and the Rome of Hadrian.


Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers 
Discusses the monetary cost of war and describes the misuse of funds that were intended for Iraq's reconstruction.



A History of Black Achievement in America
This original eight-part series on four volumes documents black achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events. 


The Smith Family
In this poignant and intimate documentary of the Smiths, a Mormon family living in Salt Lake City, the family is initially shattered, then ultimately strengthened by their love for each other following Steve's admission of multiple sexual encounters with other men, and his subsequent death from AIDS.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action
Profiles Native American activists who are fighting to protect Indian lands, preserve their sovereignty and ensure the cultural survival of their peoples.  


Einstein's Big Idea
Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists whose innovative thinking helped lead to E=mc˛, and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom.

The Way the Music Died
The modern music scene was created in 1969, at Woodstock. Over the last twenty years, MTV, compact discs, corporate consolidation, Internet piracy, and greed have contributed to a perfect storm for the recording industry. Frontline examines how the business that has provided the soundtrack of the lives of a generation is on the verge of collapse.


March of the Penguins
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey -- a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, one by one in a single file. 


Bundle of Blues
Two new mothers relate their experiences with postpartum depression and how therapy and medication helped them cope with PPD. The husband of a woman who became suicidal following her pregnancy recounts his struggle to understand why this happened.


Brokeback Mountain
It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start.

Guns, Germs, and Steel
An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. 

 For a complete list, please visit the New Media page.

If you have questions or would like to request titles, contact Nicole Woolley at or extension 2509.
Happy Viewing!


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