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  • About Kino Lorber Edu

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  • KING: A FILMED RECORD
    …MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS
    A landmark documentary that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. King: A Filmed Record combines dramatic readings by Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones and Paul Newman, among others, with newsreel and archival footage to create a powerful and comprehensive record of Dr. King's legacy and the American Civil Rights movement. King: A Filmed Record is an indispensable primary resource of a pivotal moment in American and world history.
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  • WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES

    "(A) glorious documentary... " - Spirituality and Practice

    "A compelling portrait.. an inspiring testament" - Tricycle Magazine

    "Lively, fascinating and beautiful..." - Light of Consciousness Magazine

    WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES takes us on an up-close and personal journey following the astounding path of one of the world's great spiritual traditions from the caves of Tibet to the mainstream of Western culture.

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  • More than Honey

    Director Markus Imhoof tackles
    the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are
    facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man
    out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates
    this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. This moving film raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as apiary terms.


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The New Public
In fall 2006, former DJ, point guard and teacher turned first-time principal, James O'Brien, opened a small public high school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where 1/3 of residents live below the poverty line and the graduation rate is 40%. Through the prism of one inner-city public school, we witness complexities faced by urban public schools and communities everywhere.
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Who Is Dayani Cristal?
The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.
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The Anonymous People
THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.
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Omar
Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker Omar becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with accomplices and childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, Nadia's militant brother. Omar's feelings quickly become as torn apart as the Palestinian landscape. But it's soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.
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Tricked
Modern-day slavery is alive and well in the United States as thousands of victims are trafficked throughout the country to satisfy America's $3 billion a year sex trafficking industry. Meet the pimps, the johns, the police, the parents and the victims of the thriving sex trade in TRICKED, a comprehensive documentary that uncovers one of America' secrets.
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5 Broken Cameras
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.
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The Trials of Muhammad Ali
THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure.
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Just Gender
Through the stories of transgender individuals and their spouses, friends, and allies, JUST GENDER explores the confusion, the isolation, and the fear felt by many transgender persons. It also reveals their growing awareness and acceptance, and ultimately their joy in blossoming comfort as transgendered persons.
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Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
A chronicle of the iconoclastic life of gay poet, filmmaker, and spiritual visionary James Broughton, one of the defining voices of the sexual revolution, whose groundbreaking artistic celebrations of sexuality and the body influenced generations of the 1960's and 70's to profoundly embrace life and 'follow your own weird.'
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Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
Of the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. At age 27, Tanny was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again.
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More Than Honey
Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees (reminiscent of MICROCOSMOS) in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis.
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Pandora's Promise
The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we've got nuclear power wrong? PANDORA'S PROMISE asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty.
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A Touch of Sin
Written and directed by master Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), a man widely regarded as "one of the best and most important directors in the world" (The New Yorker), this reflection on capitalist China focuses on four people, living in four different provinces, who are driven to violent ends.
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Caesar Must Die
The captivating new drama from legendary Italian auteurs Paolo & Vittorio Taviani follows real-life prison inmates as they rehearse for a performance of Shakespeare's classic story of honour and power, Julius Caesar.
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What The Allies Knew
This documentary delves into never before seen archival footage and documents to investigate how much the Allies knew about the mass murder of Europe's Jews during World War II and why they did not do more to stop it. WHAT THE ALLIES KNEW examines the immigration policy, top secret documents, personal prejudice and government policies that resulted in the deaths of millions.
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King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis
King: A Filmed Record...from Montgomery to Memphis is the landmark 3-hr documentary that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature.
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