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The poison squad / American Experience Films ; written and directed by John Maggio ; produced by John Maggio and Tom Denison ; an Ark Media production for American Experience.

The poison squad /  American Experience Films ; written and directed by John Maggio ; produced by John Maggio and Tom Denison ; an Ark Media production for American Experience.
By the close of the Industrial Revolution, the American food supply was tainted--by frauds, fakes, and legions of new, untested chemicals--all threatening the health of consumers across the country. Based on the critically acclaimed book by Deborah Blum, it tells the story of crusading government chemist Harvey Washington Wiley, the man who led the pure food movement against the food manufacturing industry in the early years of the twentieth century, embarking upon a series of bold and controversial trials on twelve subjects--who would become known as the Poison Squad. Wiley's experiments and tireless advocacy laid the groundwork for the United States' consumer protection laws, and ultimately the creation of the FDA.


Hippos : Africa's river giants / an Icon Films and Natural History Film Unit Botswana production ; director, Brad Bestelink ; producers, Brad Bestelink, Bill Murphy.

Hippos : Africa's river giants / an Icon Films and Natural History Film Unit Botswana production ; director, Brad Bestelink ; producers, Brad Bestelink, Bill Murphy.
The hippopotamus has long been an enigma: an aquatic mammal that cannot swim, a vegetarian that is also the most dangerous animal in Africa. All hippos are utterly dependent on water,but in Botswana, hippos face an unparalleled challenge as deep floodwaters dry to dust in a matter of months. The documentary goes beneath the surface to show how hippos protect their families and face their enemies, revealing an animal that is highly sensitive and surprisingly intelligent.


Years and years : the limited series [2-disc set] / directed by Simon Cellan Jones, Lisa Mulcahy ; created and written by Russell T. Davies.

As Britain and the world are shaken by volatile political, economic, and technological developments, members of the Manchester Lyons family unite on one crucial night in 2019. Over the next fifteen years, the twists and turns of their lives are explored as viewers find out if this ordinary family could change the world.


Eyes on the prize [7-disc set] / a production of Blackside, Inc. ; [creator and executive producer, Henry Hampton].

Eyes on the prize [7-disc set] /  a production of Blackside, Inc. ; [creator and executive producer, Henry Hampton].
Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.


 

 

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