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New Films and Videos at Phillips Library

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August the First
Call Number: VR 791.437 Ola-a
The morning of Tunde’s graduation party things have already begun to unravel. Tunde has managed to alienate his sister, Simisola. His older brother, Ade, persistently plagues him with criticism, and their mother has started drinking again. Unbeknownst to most, Tunde has orchestrated the return of his long estranged father, resurrecting unresolved family anguish against the backdrop of Tunde’s celebration.

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Noise: Two heinous crimes have left a suburban town reeling. As the local community enfolds itself in a shroud of secrecy, borne from fear and an untrammeled mistrust of authority, the police remain desperate for witnesses. Graham McGahan, a young police constable suffering from a chronic hearing problem, is stationed at a police caravan near the crime scene. Living on the periphery of the investigation, McGahan crosses paths with the people affected by the tragedies and gradually unravels a nightmare of guilt and suspicion that will involve him more than he could have imagined.

The violin
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In rural Mexico, during the peasant revolts of the 1970s, Plutarco, his son Genaro and grandson Lucio lead double lives. On the one hand, they are simple country musicians, and on the other they actively support the peasant guerrilla movement against the oppressor government. When the army occupies the village, the rebels are forced to flee and leave their ammunition behind. Making the most of the fact that he looks like an inoffensive violinist, Plutarco has a plan: to recover the munitions hidden in his cornfield. His music enraptures the captain, but he still has to get his hands on the ammunition.

Call Number: VR 791.437 Chu
An orphan of the Rwandan genocide travels from Kigali to the countryside on a quest for justice.

We shall remain : America through native eyes
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"They were charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful and reckless. For hundreds of years, Native American leaders from Massasoit, Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa, to Major Ridge, Geronimo, and Fools Crow valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture. Sometimes, their strategies were militaristic, but more often they were diplomatic, spiritual, legal and political ... These five documentaries spanning almost four hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, upending two-dimensional stereotypes of American Indians as simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land" -- Container.

In love we trust / = Zuo you
Call Number: VR 791.437 Xia
After doctor informs Meizhu about her daughter Hehe having the Lukemia disease, then Meizhu would like to have another baby from her ex-husband in order to get marrow from the new born baby to save her daughter Hehe’s life, her exhusband and wife reject Meizhu’s plan ...

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