It is the time again to let you all know about the new additions the library has recently acquired for our Law In Film Collection, which is located on the main floor of the library. All patrons with borrowing privileges may check any of those movies out for up to five (5) days and for free. Check it out yourself! The following are new additions:
New Documentaries or Docudramas
- Revenge of the Electric Car (West Mid West Productions presents a film by Chris Paine; written by P.G. Morgan, Chris Paine; produced by Jessie Deeter, P.G. Morgan; and directed by Chris Paine) [TL220 .R48 2012 DVD] – “By 2006, as many as 5,000 electric cars were destroyed by the major car companies that built them. Today, the electric car is back with a vengeance. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever. It’s not just the next generation of green cars that’s on the line, it’s the future of the automobile itself.”
- Designing Healthy Communities (production of the Media & Policy Center Foundation in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting) [RA566.7 .D47 2012 DVD] – “A public television multiple-media project providing a provocative and challenging view of the impact the built environment has on our public health — how we live, where we live, and what we must change to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities.”
- After Innocence (Showtime Independent Films in association with American Film Foundation; directed by Jessica Sanders; written and produced by Jessica Sanders and Marc H. Simon ; a presentation of Showtime Networks Inc) [RA1057.55 .A38 2007 DVD] – Tells the story of seven men who were exonerated after being imprisoned for decades and released after DNA evidence proved their innocence.
- Enemies of the People: A Personal Journey Into the Hearts of the Killing Fields (an Old Street Films/Thet Sambath production; written, directed, filmed and produced by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath) [DS554.8 .E54 2011 DVD – 2 discs] – The men and women who perpetrated the Cambodian killing fields massacres — from the foot soldiers who slit throats to the party’s ideological leader, Nuon Chea, aka Brother Number Two — break a 30-year silence to give testimony never before heard or seen. Unprecedented access from top to bottom of the Khmer Rouge has been achieved through a decade of work by one of Cambodia’s top investigative journalists, Thet Sambath.
- The Day I Will Never Forget (Channel Four Television Corporation; Women Make Movies in association with HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films; a film by Kim Longinotto) [GN484 .D39 2002 DVD] – This film examines the practice of female genital mutilation in Kenya and the pioneering African women who are bravely reversing the tradition. Women speak candidly about the practice and explain its cultural significance within Kenyan society. From gripping testimonials by young women who share the painful aftermath of their trauma to interviews with elderly matriarchs who stubbornly stand behind the practice, the filmmaker paints a complex portrait of the current polemics and conflicts that have allowed this procedure to exist well into modern times.
- A Question of Justice (CS Productions; a film by Calogero Salvo) [HN363.5 .Q47 2005 DVD] – This documentary traces the lives of people whose encounter with death in their families and communities brings out the best in them. The film explores the relationship between impunity and justice, acceptance and anger, law enforcement and civic duty. Set in Venezuela.
- The Road to Brown (a film from California Newsreel; a presentation of the University of Virginia; executive producer, William Elwood; produced and directed by Mykola Kulish; written by William Elwood, Larry Adelman, Gary Weimberg, Larry Daressa, Mykola Kulish) [KF4155 .R63 1990 DVD] – Tells the story of the legal campaign that led to the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954; presents the role of Charles Hamilton Houston, chief counsel to the NAACP, in the cases which led to Brown vs. Board of Education. Gives a history of segregation, Jim Crow Laws, the NAACP and biographical information on persons influential in the desegregation movement.
New Fiction and Legal Dramas:
- Conviction (Fox Searchlight Pictures presents in association with Omega Entertainment a Longfellow Pictures production; produced by Andrew Sugerman, Andrew S. Karsch, Tony Goldwyn; written by Pamela Gray; directed by Tony Goldwyn) [PN1997.2 .C66 2010] – Betty Anne Waters is a young woman whose world is shattered when her beloved brother Kenny is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Steadfastly convinced of his innocence, Betty Anne embarks on an 18-year journey to set Kenny free, using state-of-the-art forensic technology. The unshakable bond between a brother and sister is at the heart of this real-life drama.
- Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life (Creative Differences and Skellig Rock in association with Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film present a film by Werner Herzog; produced by Erik Nelson; written and directed by Werner Herzog) [HV6515 .I58 2012 DVD] – An exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, master filmmaker Werner Herzog probes the human psyche to explore why people kill, and why a state kills. As he’s so often done before, Herzog’s investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory.
- Storm Center (Columbia Pictures with a Phoenix Production presents a story and screenplay by Daniel Taradash & Elick Moll; produced by Julian Blaustein; directed by Daniel Taradesh) [PN1997.2 .S76 2010 DVD] – A librarian refuses to remove a book called The communist dream from the public library when the city council tells her to do so.
- The Effective Advocate Training Program: Arbitration Advocacy (John Sonsteng) [KF9085 .S6 2010 DVD] – The effective advocate training program trialbook: arbitration. Program focuses on opening statements, direct examination and cross examination pertaining to arbitration between employers and employees.
New Additions to Law Reserve Collection:
- An Oral History of Clinical Legal Education. Part 1, Seeds of Change. [KF282 .O73 2006 DVD] – “This volume uses archival material and oral history interviews of some of the pioneers of the modern clinical legal education movement to explore the history of clinical legal education in American law schools from the founding of the republic through the late 1960s and early 1970s. Other volumes planned for this series will explore clinical legal education from the early 1970s to the present time.”
- CLEPR: Its history and its Legacy. [KF282 .C54 2011 DVD] – Comprised of interviews and archival photographs, this film commemorates the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Council on Legal Education for Professional Responsibility.
- The First Monday in October: A Mock Supreme Court Argument – Health Insurance Mandate, Is It Constitutional? Hyder v. Sebelius (the Office of the Appellate Defender presents; Kathleen M. Sullivan as counsel for petitioner, Paul C. Saunders as Solicitor General of the Unted States) [KF3605 .F57 2011 DVD] – “Our 2011 program featured a hypothetical Supreme Court argument based on Hyder v. Sebelius, a case that raises the question of whether, pursuant to its Commerce Clause or General Welfare Clause powers, Congress may require individuals to purchase health insurance.”