February 01, 2008

New Videorecordings added to the collection (part 3)

Ploughing through that batch of new videorecordings we have been highlighting in the last few posts...

An archaeological search for Jesus Biblical Archaeology Review editor Hershel Shanks travels from Galilee to Jerusalem in search of the first century world in which Jesus lived and died.

Annie Leibovitz Includes interviews with Leibovitz and her colleagues, as well as footage of Leibovitz at work as a photographer for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair.

Basics of Biodiversity Six part series

Alfred Stieglitz the life and career of famed American photographer.

A Day So Beautiful a youth dealing with terminal illness

Dolls, dolls, dolls, dolls , Harp, and Hazel three of six adaptations of short stories by Carol Shields from the Shields Stories series.

Films of Georges Schwizgebel A collection of animated films by Georges Schwizgebel, produced between 1974 and 2004

Human fingerprint Episode one of The Great Warming. Explores the underlying science of climate change. From North and South America, Asia and Europe, examines the evidence to learn what today's rising temperatures mean for everyone's future.

In Brands We Trust The concept, power and importance of brand names: the history of brands, the psychology behind their use, and how they convey a particular meaning. Preview clip

Letters from Karelia The story of Aate Pitkänen, a Canadian of Finnish descent, who emigrated to Russia in 1931. He disappeared in 1941. Sixty years later, the discovery of his last letters - written but never mailed from a Finnish prisoner-of-war camp - reveals his fate and brings together his sister Taimi and Alfred, the son Aate never met.

Light in the Darkness and A new dream: The Medieval period of art, highlighting the works of Giotto, Van Eyck, Brunelleschi, and other artists who forged a link with the religious world, discovered perspective, and paved the way for the Renaissance which was to follow. Part 2 of this disc, A new dream examines the works of Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci, Holbein, and Titian. This film highlights masterpieces such as The Ambassadors, The Mona Lisa, The Last Judgement, and The Last Supper.

Man Ray: prophet of the avante-gard. One of the principle leaders of the American modernist movement.

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