DVD Reviews

The Settlers A poignant look at the religious foundations of the settler movement in the West Bank. Faith
Kedi A magical and immensely endearing documentary about the love affair between the people of Istanbul and the stray cats who wander the streets of the city. Love
The Wrong Light An expose of the unethical exploitation of two young Thai girls by an amoral entrepreneur. Justice
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan A magical documentary about a prima ballerina in New York City and the challenges she faces at age 46. You
Warning: This Drug May Kill You A harrowing report on the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and the increase of overdose deaths. Shadow
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story A charming documentary about a long-married Hollywood couple who made many important contributions to American movies. Imagination
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City An exciting and enlightening documentary about an urban visionary's legacy. Meaning
David Lynch: The Art Life A documentary in which filmmaker and artist David Lynch shares stories about his past. Imagination
The Vietnam War An immersive portrait of a century of conflicts in Vietnam and the decision-making behind them, featuring accounts from American and Vietnamese witnesses and you-are-there archival images. Shadow
The Music of Strangers A rounded and rousing look at the talented Silk Road Ensemble musical collective. Play
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail The little-known story of the trial of a Chinatown family-owned bank in the wake of the financial debacle of 2008. Justice
The Reagan Show An expose of how politics became spectacle during the Reagan Presidency. Meaning
The Apology A timely and important documentary about the courage of three elderly survivors of sexual slavery and their quest for justice. Justice
Obit A quirky and engaging documentary about the obit beat of The New York Times. Meaning
Audubon: John James Audubon and the Birds of America A beautiful documentary on the life of John James Audubon and his masterpiece The Birds of America. Reverence
Apparition Hill A touching documentary about seven pilgrims experiencing the gifts of visiting a sacred site. Faith
Dying to Know A pensive documentary shedding light on death and dying, inner space exploration and the sweet fragility of life Questing
Three Sisters The lonely, difficult, and exhausting lives of three sisters in a small village in China. Kindness
A Good American A hard-hitting documentary about the misuse of power by the National Security Agency. Shadow
On the Way to School A documentary showing the challenges faced by children on three continents in pursuit of education. Questing
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