Wednesday, November 22, 2017

New DVDs

Before The Flood
“Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.” –Amazon

Capitalism: A Love Story
“Filmmaker Moore examines the history of free-market capitalism in post-Reagan America and questions its efficacy as the basis for the nation's economy.” –WorldCat

“Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38-year-old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon in turmoil when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17-year-old girl, traumatized by the events that separated her from her family. Slowly, resisting all the taboos, Gian finds himself falling in love with the vulnerable Naseem and she shyly responds. In a moving and epic story, woven into a rich and exotic tapestry, they battle the forces that haunt their innocent love, fighting the odds to survive in a world surrounded by hate.” –Amazon

“Continuing his adventurous journey around the world, filmmaker Rob Stewart brings us Revolution, a full-length feature documentary that is inspiring humans to change the world and save our planet. In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed and award winning Sharkwater documentary, Stewart embarks on a life-threatening adventure that takes him through 15 countries over the course of 4 years in an effort to uncover the truth and find the secret to saving the ecosystems we depend on for survival. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar, he reveals that all of our actions are interconnected. Stewart finds encouragement and hope, pointing to the revolutions of the past and how humans have successfully evolved and changed in times of necessity. Startling, beautiful, and provocative, Revolution inspires audiences across the globe to start a revolution and change the world forever.” –Amazon

Sicko by Michael Moore
The film investigates health care in the United States, focusing on its health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry. The movie compares the for-profit, non-universal U.S. system with the non-profit universal health care systems of Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Cuba. –Summary