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2014 | 1:16:37
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Natural Life is a feature-length experimental documentary challenging inequities in the U.S. juvenile justice system by depicting, through documentation and reenactment, the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to Life Without...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, documentary, incarceration, politics, state, the, youth/childhood

Kodwo Eshun: An Interview
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British-Ghanaian, writer, theorist and filmmaker Kodwo Eshun (b.1967) is known for his interest in the electronic mythology of sound. In this interview, Eshun discusses his desire to challenge...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, sound, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

Emily Vey Duke + 1 other
2013 | 13:54
Here is Everything
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"Here is Everything presents itself as a message from The Future, as narrated by a cat and a rabbit, spirit guides who explain that they've decided to speak to us via a contemporary art video because they understand this to be our...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, animation, blu-ray, humor

2013 | 23:25
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The Battle of Karbala (680) resulted in the death of Hussein, the grandson of prophet Muhammad and all his supporters. This battle is central to Shi'a Muslim belief in which the martyrdom of Hussein is mourned by an annual commemoration, Ashura....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: history, middle east, religion/spirituality, ritual, war

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