DVD Reviews

Jane A soul-stirring cinematic tribute to Jane Goodall and her reverence for chimpanzees. Reverence
11/8/16 Thought-provoking documentary by 18 directors on the drama, the varied political talk of citizens, and the surprises of Election Day 2016. Meaning
Motherland An eye-opening documentary about the plight of poor women giving birth in the busiest maternity ward in the world. Nurturing
West of the Jordan River An Israeli director's look at the devastating fallout from the 50-year occupation of Palestine. Peace
Human Flow A meditative and visually stunning overview of the plight of refugees around the world. Compassion
Bill Nye: Science Guy An edifying glimpse into the life and work of a TV celebrity now passionately sounding the alarm about climate change. Questing
Dolores A deft and compelling documentary about one of America's premier Latino labor leaders and civil rights activists. Justice
Last Men in Aleppo An unflinching, grippingly realistic, and heart-rending documentary about the senseless carnage of war. Compassion
The Work A raw and immersive documentary set in Folsom Prison where prisoners and three civilians experience a four-day emotional healing encounter. Transformation
Walk with Me An enchanting documentary tribute to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village, the monastic community he founded in 1982. Being Present
Faces Places A playful and wonder-drenched documentary about an unusual creative collaboration. Imagination
Earth: One Amazing Day A beautifully photographed documentary with amazing footage of animals illustrating the survival of the fittest. Openness
National Bird A profile of three whistleblowers who are very critical of America's secret drone program. Shadow
Karl Marx City A poignant documentary about round-the-clock surveillance in the German Democratic Republic. Shadow
California Typewriter An entertaining documentary about people who love typewriters. Enthusiasm
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 Good Postman A documentary that exposes bigotry, fear, and anger as toxic forces in a dying village in Bulgaria. Shadow
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
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