Our cutting edge new titles this quarter include the recent Emmy-nominated documentary, Where Soldiers Come From directed by Heather Courtney. Check them out!
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war.
At a time when the country is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront of national attention. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana is poised to become the first in the nation to repeal its medical marijuana law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the steamy lamplight of marijuana grow houses, and the bustling halls of the State Capitol, Code of the West follows the political process of marijuana policy reform. This is the story of the many lives and fraught emotions when politics fail and communities pay the price.
The U.S.A. imprisons more people, per capita, than any country in the world. Behind 2.4 million prisoners lies an infinite ripple effect of incarceration on the family and community. A Sentence Apart follows three stories of people coping with a family member in prison, attempting to bridge broken relationships, and diligently working to reverse the generational cycle of incarceration. Tenea is a high school senior whose father has been in and out of jail for her entire life, while Linda Williams makes a 20-hour bus trip to visit her youngest daughter, who is serving a 68 year sentence. Cheyanne is 16 years old and can remember only one birthday that her dad attended. Soon after her father gets out of jail, Cheyanne confronts him about the emotional toll incarceration has taken on her. These intimate and moving stories start to scratch the surface of the complex toll incarceration takes on the world outside of the prison walls.