Below are some new and noteworthy titles that have recently graced the NEW VIDEO ARRIVALS DISPLAY at RRC’s Notre Dame Campus Library. All staff and students at Red River College may borrow these titles for free!
BROOKLYN FARMER explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City. As their growing operation expands from Long Island City, Queens to a second roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. The team confronts the realities inherent in operating the world’s largest rooftop farm in one of the world’s biggest cities.
In the documentary LITTLE BIG GIRLS, filmmaker Hélène Choquette sheds light on early-onset puberty, which affects more and more young girls today. The causes of this phenomenon, fast becoming a worldwide public health concern, may still be misunderstood, but the physical, psychological and psychosocial repercussions on young girls are all too visible.
The first documentary filmed in an Alzheimer’s unit told from the perspective of an Alzheimer’s patient. In Danville, California, Lee Gorewitz wanders on a personal odyssey through her Alzheimer’s & Dementia care unit. From the moment she wakes up, Lee is on a quest– for reminders of her past, and her identity. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness, YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME LIKE I LIVE HERE AND I DON’T is filled with charismatic vitality and penetrating ruminations that challenge our preconceptions of illness and aging. Here is one extraordinary woman who will not let us forget her, even as she struggles to remember herself.
THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTORS is a short production which dramatically illustrates the ways young girls can be trapped into prostitution. Two stories, based on eyewitness testimony and official police records, effectively demonstrate the cycles of child prostitution.
Director Deirdre Fishel takes an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at her own experiences and that of three other diverse women as they opt for a life they never imagined — to try to have children solo using donor sperm. From the strangeness and humor of picking an anonymous donor to the creation of joyous families of both biological and adopted children, SPERM DONOR X provides a powerful challenge to old ideas about making a family.
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