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Movies are checked out for one week - unlike music and books.

July list by Nanette Alderman
Ancient Alien America
Ancient Alien Americasector 5 films, 2018, not rated

It did not start in 1942 with the 'Battle over Los Angeles,' in truth it was thousands of years prior. From the dawn of man, Native American cultures have claimed to be visited by people that came from the stars. There are countless shocking and amazing accounts handed down for generations of Aliens from other worlds visiting in our ancient past. These Star people educated and civilized humanity and guided the first Americans.

Baltimore Rising
Baltimore Risinghbo documentary films, 2018, rated tv-ma

In the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, Baltimore was a city on the edge. Peaceful protests and destructive riots erupted in the immediate aftermath of Gray's death, reflecting the deep divisions between authorities and the community - and underscoring the urgent need for reconciliation.

Blackout in Puerto Rico
Blackout in Puerto Ricopbs home video, 2018, rated tv-pg

An investigation into the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. With NPR, the film examines how the federal response, Wall Street, and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive.

Bronx Gothic
Bronx Gothicgrasshopper film, 2017, not rated

An electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show. Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui fuses dance, song, drama and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in which audiences can engage with a story about two twelve-year-old black girls coming of age in the 1980s.

California Typewriter
California Typewritergravitas venture, 2016, not rated

Cultural historians, collectors, and various celebrity obsessives, including Tom Hanks and John Mayer, launch us into the bittersweet moment when a beloved, but dying technology, the typewriter, faces extinction.

Civilizationspbs home video, 2018, rated tv-pg

Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. The nine-part series reveals the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduces viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity, and illumination across cultures. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

Decoding the Weather Machine
Decoding the Weather Machinepbs home video, 2018, not rated

Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine called Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that the climate is changing, and how can humans be resilient, even thrive, in the face of enormous change?

Going to War
Going to Warpbs home video, 2018, rated tv-14

What is it really like to go to war? For millennia, only warriors could really answer that question. Now, a new PBS documentary takes viewers inside the experience of battle and reveals the soldier's experiences as never before. It helps viewers make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it is like to be a soldier in times of war.

Hannibal in the Alps
Hannibal in the Alpspbs home video, 2018, rated tv-g

Hannibal, one of history's most famous generals, achieved what the Romans thought to be impossible. With a vast army of 30,000 troops, 15,000 horses, and 37 war elephants, he crossed the mighty Alps in only 16 days to launch an attack on Rome from the north. In Hannibal in the Alps, a team of experts conclusively proves for the first time that Hannibal's army did indeed cross the Alps.

McCainpbs home video, 2018, rated tv-pg

An exploration of Senator John McCain's complicated relationship with President Trump and the Republican Party, as well as his life and politics. It traces his motivations and his political history, from his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, to his dramatic vote against the GOP's health care bill in 2017. It examines how, with his 2008 nomination of Sarah Palin as running mate, McCain himself contributed to a growing challenge to the party establishment.

Rwanda: The Royal Tour
Rwanda: The Royal Tourpbs home video, 2018, not rated

Rwandan president Paul Kagame leads a tour of his country. Included: gorilla trekking through Volcanoes National Park; jet skiing in Lake Kivu; exploring Nyungwe Forest National Park; and observing wildlife at Akagera National Park.

Savage Kingdom Uprising
Savage Kingdom: Uprisingnational geographic, 2017, not rated

Narrated by Charles Dance, the critically acclaimed original returns to the remote wilderness of Africa as a rebellion begins. The sins of the lion king Sekekama are carried on by his bloodthirsty sons. This time, sons plot to overthrow fathers, clans seek revenge on their enemies and new arrivals enter the Savage Kingdom to stake their claim.

Shark Week
Shark Week: Sharktacular Adventureslionsgate, 2018, rated tv-14

All new, groundbreaking shark stories incorporating research technology that offers insight into some of the world's most unique shark species. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is featured, getting schooled on everything 'shark' at the Bimini Shark lab before making a splash in the most interesting race of his career.

Spielberghbo documentary films, 2017, not rated

Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalog of groundbreaking films over the course of nearly 50 years. In the exclusive HBO documentary, Spielberg steps out from behind the camera to open up about his directorial influences and motivations, while sharing little-known stories behind some of his most iconic films. Acclaimed producer/director Susan Lacy charts the evolution of this iconic filmmaker, having conducted nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the famously private Spielberg.

Trafficked in America
Trafficked in Americapbs home video, 2017, not rated

Get the inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in Ohio. An investigation of labor trafficking exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, companies profiting from forced labor, and the US government's role.

Trump's Takeover
Trump's Takeoverpbs home video, 2018, not rated

Go inside President Donald Trump's high-stakes battle for control of the Republican party. Learn how Trump attacked fellow Republicans and used inflammatory rhetoric that rallied his base and further divided the country in his first year as president.