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December 18, 2017

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Adults : Streetwise Booklist Reel Streets, Real and Unreal Lives

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Streetwise Revisited: Reel Streets, Real and Unreal Lives

 

Streetwise Revisited: A 30-year Journey Sept. 15 - Nov. 3

 

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Animals

Animals

The story of Bobbie and Jude, a young drug-addicted couple who exist somewhere between homelessness on the streets of Chicago and the fantasy life they imagine for themselves. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation.


Format: DVD
Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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The Cats of Mirikitani

The Cats of Mirikitani

"Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of community and art ..."--Container.


Format: DVD
Holds: 1 on 11 copies

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The Cold Lands

The Cold Lands

When his fiercely self-reliant mother dies unexpectedly, eleven-year-old Atticus is wary of the authorities and flees deep into the forests of his Catskills home. As Atticus wanders the woods in a daze, relying on whatever food and shelter he can find, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur.


Format: DVD
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Eastern Boys

Eastern Boys

Arriving from all over Eastern Europe, the men who loiter around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris are scraping by however they can, forming gangs for support and protection, ever fearful of being caught by the police and deported. When the middle-aged, bourgeois Daniel approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian who calls himself Marek for a date, he learns the young man is willing to do anything for some cash.


Format: DVD
Holds: 0 on 9 copies

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Hollywood Homeless: Inside Secret America

Hollywood Homeless: Inside Secret America

In this episode, investigative journalists Mariana van Zeller and Darren Foster explore firsthand the little-seen world of America's homeless youth.


Format: Streaming Video
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Homeless in Japan

Homeless in Japan

In Tokyo's Shinjuku Park, a community of laid-off day laborers lives in tents equipped with television, food, and kitchens. Although assisted by charities, the men here miss their families who cast them out because they lost their jobs. Another group of the homeless occupies brightly colored cardboard boxes inside the subway, painted by artist Junichiro Take. Like many other artists, Take has shunned the values of the past generation to embrace homelessness as a more self-directed lifestyle. From these campers to the former executives who have taken up residence in capsule hotels and cybercafes, this program explores the world of the homeless in Japan - a force that due to the 1994 economic crash is now more than 30,000 strong.


Format: Streaming Video
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Hummingbird: making a difference-- one drop at a time

Hummingbird: making a difference-- one drop at a time

Can one person really make a difference? This documentary explores the work of two nonprofits started by women in Recife, Brazil. Through their grassroots efforts, they help kids get off the streets and women break the cycle of domestic violence.


Format: Streaming Video
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Invisible Young

Invisible Young

"Invisible Young is an inspiring, award-winning documentary film that tells the life stories of four young adults, all of whom were homeless as teenagers in Seattle Washington. It takes a revealing look at their families, their day to-day lives, their possible fates, and follows them as they strive for a hopeful, prosperous future. Invisible Young is not just about homelessness, it's about perseverance and the resilience of the human spirit."--Container.


Format: DVD
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van

The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years.


Format: DVD
Holds: 3 on 59 copies

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A Line in the Sand

A Line in the Sand

A human story unfolds when detectives aggravated by a major bust gone wrong are forced to deal with a tormented man thrown into the cage after urinating on the Mayor's limo.


Format: Streaming Video
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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