New Documentaries & Educational DVDs

Independence fitness : meditation & Qigong workout for seniors cover
Learn the process of aligning breath and movement, awareness of exercise, healing, and meditation.
Eckhart Tolle. realizing the life that you are. cover
" The essence of meditation is not something we do; rather, it is simply to be, fully present and aligned with life in the moment. This is the central teaching of Eckhart Tolle's What Is Meditation? In this illuminating video session, Eckhart helps us transcend our beliefs and ideas about meditation-including the tendency to turn the practice into a means to an end-in order to realize directly our formless nature as being that is primary to any doing. Inviting us to step back from the personal dimension of a thought-based sense of self concerned solely with "the forms of this world," Eckhart points us toward the discovery of conscious presence itself-which can only be found when we put aside any resistance to whatever form this moment takes. What Is Meditation? explores how this transformational process unfolds, with practical insights into: What meditation can and cannot do for you ; Acknowledging the "pulling power" of thoughts ; Engaging with the reality of consciousness itself ; Honoring life by saying yes to what is ; The arising of "space consciousness"-and how this opens us to joy, creativity, and peace ; Whether you've struggled with meditation or you're taking an interest in it for the first time, What Is Meditation? gives us a new understanding of why we practice-and an inspirational guide for making life itself our daily meditation." -- Eckharttolletv.com.
A beginner's guide to mindfullness meditation : 10 days to change your life forever cover
Ira Israel guides viewers through the beginning steps to practice meditation, cultivate peace of mind, and reduce stress.
Dress to kill cover
Eddie Izzard spins free-flowing jokes about San Francisco, transvestitism, squirrels, American optimism, Hitler, the British royal family, mass murder and Stonehenge. Izzard romps through human history and transforms surprisingly complex ideas into biting satire--as well as knockout bits of sublime frivolity, like describing the movie Speed entirely in French. His mercurial patter is sprinkled with four-letter words, but his twinkling glances make this more mischievous than crude.
Ancient aliens. cover
Uncover more astonishing new evidence of extraterrestrial intervention on Earth than ever before, including an aluminum object that resembles the foot of a lunar lander. But the object inexplicably dates to over 40,000 years ago. In India, a thousand-year-old mask is discovered that looks identical to the face of a grey alien. Newly uncovered records from Russia indicate that in 1948, an ancient rocket was discovered in Kiev.
Ancient aliens. cover
This season travels the universe across an expanse of tens of thousands of years to the present day as we investigate the possibilities and probabilities of life beyond Earth. We look at the unexplainable, enormous man-made caves, structures, crop circles containing encrypted messages, and complex mathematical and astronomical equations perplexing our leading scientists. Experts have found thousands of strange drawings of beings with blue skin, multi-limbed humanoids, and more.
Ghost adventures. cover
The Ghost Adventures trio interview eyewitnesses and historians at each location, arming themselves with the stories of the ghosts they will later provoke and confront during their lockdowns. In this season, the guys attempt to make contact with the spirits of soldiers at Gettysburg; check in to the Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for the classic book The Shining; and visit Salem, a town known historically for its witch hunts.
Classical stretch, the Esmonde technique : 55 minute core workout cover
"Objectives: flat abs, thinner waist, flexibility of the spine, improved posture"--Container.
A southern fix cover
Approximately three to four million companion animals are euthanized each year throughout the United States, with a dramatically disproportionate number of these occurring in the South. What is the solution? Here are interviewes from advocates like Pam Grier, Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Karen Talbot of Animal Aid USA, Scotlund Haisley of Animal Rescue Corps, and many more from the frontline of this battle.
Llama nation : the documentary cover
Two sixteen-year-old girls compete to be the national champion of llama showing. The only thing that stands in their way of the title is each other.
The bad kids cover
Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California's alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance. The Bad Kids is an observational documentary that chronicles one extraordinary principal's mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes. The film follows Principal Vonda Viland as she coaches three at-risk teens - a new father who can't support his family, a young woman grappling with sexual abuse, and an angry young man from an unstable home - through the traumas and obstacles that rob them of their spirit and threaten their goal of a high school diploma. As Principal Viland's educational approach unfolds throughout the film, viewers are offered a practical model for how public education can address and combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of American schoolchildren.
The music of strangers : Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble cover
Over the past sixteen years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music's ability to blur international boundaries, blend disparate cultures, and inspire hope for artists and audiences.
First daughter and the black snake cover
Winona LaDuke focuses on Enbridge's pipelines for fracked oil, it's dangers and how the shale oil boom is adversely affecting Indian Country. She gathers musicians, young people and native leadership, puts them on horses, organizes in northern Minnesota lake communities and creates a movement.
The nine lives of Marion Barry cover
Many people remember Marion Barry as the philandering, drug-addled mayor of the nation's capital. He's the poster boy for corruption, a pariah. Yet to others, Marion Barry is a folk hero who has dominated Washington, D.C. city politics for over 40 years. Today, Barry is once again in the political limelight. Who is Marion Barry, really? A hero? A scoundrel? For the first time, The Nine Lives of Marion Barry reveals the complete unforgettable story.
Free to rock : how rock & roll brought down the Wall cover
The social history of how western rock music spread like a virus across the Iron Curtain, becoming the symbol of freedom under the Soviet regime. And how it helped end the Cold War.
National bird cover
The harrowing journey of three U.S. military veterans who became whistleblowers, determined to break the silence surrounding America's secret drone war. Tortured by guilt for their participation in the killing of faceless terror suspects, and despite the threat of being prosecuted, these three veterans offer an unprecedented look inside this secret program to reveal the haunting cost of America's global drone strikes.
Angry Inuk cover
An Inuk filmmaker takes a close look at the central role of seal hunting in the lives of the Inuit, the importance of the revenue they earn from sales of seal skins, and the negative impact that international campaigns against the seal hunt have had on their lives.
Architects of denial cover
Though both the historical and modern-day persecution of Armenians and other Christians is relatively uncovered in the mainstream media and not on the radar of many average Americans, it is a subject that has gotten far more attention in recent years. It was during and after World War I that the Ottoman Empire carried out the systematic mass murder of what is estimated by many to be 1.5 million Christian citizens, most of them Armenian, but also Greek and Assyrian Christians.
Swim team cover
Chronicles the winning debut season of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team formed by the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum that consisting exclusively of autistic teens.
American mind control : MKUltra cover
"Project MK Ultra was formed by the CIA who drugged, raped, tortured and murdered innocent citizens when after WWII, the US extracted Nazi scientists to perform top secret testing on human subjects. MK Ultra was reportedly shut down, but experts reveal it's very much alive today ... This documentary is the story of a covert operation that has not, in fact, ended."--Product notes.
A secret history : the making of America cover
Presents the theory that the Freemasons have secretly controlled the U.S. political and economic establishment from the time of the nation's founding. Explains masonic rites and rituals. Touches upon the secret society known as the Illuminati.
Pride denied : homonationalism & the future of queer politics cover
The story of how corporate sponsors co-opted the concept of LGBTQ pride, turning it into a feel-good brand and blunting its radical political edge.
The B-side : Elsa Dorfman's portrait photography cover
Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the surfaces of those who visited her Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables.
Sweatin' to the oldies 5 cover
Low impact aerobic exercises are made enjoyable by Richard Simmons and his selections of rockin' oldies.