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Documentary Review | 20 Feet From Stardom

20 Feet From Stardom (PN 1995.96 .M86 T84 2014) gives the spotlight to the long overlooked singers that sang backup to famous artists such as Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, and Tina Turner. It uncovers the true stories of backup singers Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and more.The documentary tells us about how these people contribute …

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Documentary Review | Life

This first part of the Life (PN 1995.96 .N38 L53 2010 pt.1) series is a beautiful nature documentary that specifically highlights reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. It highlights many different animals in their natural habitats, including polar bears, seals, frogs, alligators, and many others. The film is a breathtaking journey into the lives of these creatures …

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Documentary Review | Queen Under Review

  Queen Under Review (PN 1995.96 .M86 Q84 2006) is a detailed documentary on the legendary rock band Queen and their journey to the top of the musical industry. The documentary went chronologically through their journey, hit by hit. Experts in the music industry gave background behind every song and how that song influenced society. …

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Documentary Review | WWII Dead Men’s Secrets: The Secrets of the Sea Wolves

WWII Dead Men’s Secrets:  The Secrets of the Sea Wolves (PN 1995.96 .W3 D43 2005) is a very informative and fascinating documentary about the German submarines, nicknamed “the sea wolves”, and the impact they had in WWII sea warfare.  This film is a compilation of actual footage from the German submarines, interviews with Nazi submarine …

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Documentary Review | Botero, The Rebel

Learn about the world’s most famous living artist, Fernando Botero. Follow his journey, from his childhood in Colombia of wanting to be a bullfighter, to his days in Europe leaving meagerly trying to spread the word of his art. This amazing story of success and creativity is shown with interviews of Botero. See much of …

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Documentary Review | Korean Cinema Unleashed

Korean Cinema Unleashed is a documentary that takes a fascinating look into the world of Korean film-making, and analyzes how it has become so popular and embedded in their culture today.  It includes various interviews with directors, producers, and actors that share their opinions and views regarding the evolution and influences of Korean cinema.  This …

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Documentary Review | Dedicated to Chaos

Dedicated to Chaos (PN 1995.96 .J37 J39 2000 pt.7) is the seventh episode of a ten part series on the history of Jazz. When WWII begins, swing is still the popular music of the time, dominating the charts. At this same time, a new form of Jazz emerges through the young, experimental spirits of Charlie …

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Documentary Review | Origins

This all-encompassing documentary covers the origins of mankind through multiple scientific fields. It explores the early discoveries that led scientists to question age-old ideas and rethink the processes that formed not only humans, but life itself. Starting with the creation and date of the earth itself, this film also covers how man came to be …

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Documentary Review | Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman

While falling under the category of documentary, this film can be more accurately described as a taped speech, similar to a Ted talk. Psychologist Daniel Goleman explores his theory of emotional intelligence, describing not only the science behind it, but the application, benefits and methods needed to develop an increased “EQ”. Goleman approaches the topic …

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Documentary Review | The Way I Spent the End of the World

The Way I Spent the End of the World is a mix of different movie genres. From inspirational love story to a boy planning an assassination attempt on his country’s dictator, this moving tale is one that will give you hope. Although the story is a bit hard to follow, and everything is in Romanian, …

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