Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lloyd Sealy Library

Lloyd Sealy Library

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Notable new DVDs for Fall 2019

By Ellen Sexton

A complete list of our DVDs is available at https://guides.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/video/DVD  All DVDs are shelved behind the Reserve Desk – please ask for them by DVD number.  

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016).  Dir. S. James.  The only bank charged with a crime after the 2008 financial crisis is a small family bank in NYC Chinatown.  Documentary.  DVD 1554. 

Birds of Passage = Pájaros de verano (2018). Dir.s  C. Gallego & C. Guerra.  Set in 1970s Colombia, an indigenous family becomes involved in the nascent drug trade.  Narco-thriller.  DVD 1568. 

Documenting Hate: Charlottesville & New American Nazis (2019).  Two part Emmy winning series from Pro Publica & PBS.  Documentary.  DVD 1559.

Embrace of the Serpent = El abrazo de la serpiente (2015).  Dir. C. Guerra.  Shot in black and white in the Colombian Amazon, it follows a shaman accompanying scientists in their search for a hallucinogenic plant in 1909 and 1940.  Drama.  DVD 1570.

Fail State: Subprime Goes to College (2017).  Dir. A. Shebanow.  For-profit colleges’ predatory practices and their effects on low-income students.  Documentary.   DVD 1552.

Newtown (2106).  Dir. K. Snyder.  Interviews with the community during three years following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.  Documentary.   DVD 1561.

Nowhere to Hide (2016). Dir. Z. Ahmed. A civilian medic living with his family in Diyala, Central Iraq filmed his surroundings during five years of war.  Received best documentary award at IDFA.  DVD #1562.    

The First Measured Century (2001). PBS documentary portraying 20th Century social scientists.  16 segments, three hours.  DVD 1564.

The Hunt / Jagten (2013).  A small community ostracizes and terrorizes a Danish pre-school teacher unjustly accused of abusing a child. Drama.  DVD 1570.

 

 

Explore our film and video collections via our guide: guides.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/video

 

 


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