Southern Cross
Documentary told from the point of view of a middle-aged Dutch man who visits his older marine biologist brother who lives in the Galapagos Islands. He explores the nature, history, and inhabitants of the island while observing and commenting on his brother's ability to communicate with nature. Contains beautiful scenes of the islands and their wildlife, while subtly commenting on man's interference on the islands. Interesting in that approximately half of the work consists of still shots. In Ge
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Lies and Humiliations
'Brazilian artist Eder Santos tells the story of an elderly woman's reminiscence of an important relationship as seen through her possessions and the furniture in her home, which evoke memories of a shared lifetime.' This short piece shows the interior and exterior architecture of a house. Film footage is superimposed, and the outline of a figure sits down repeatedly. The words to a poem by Carlos Drummond de Andrade are incorporated. Music by Stephen Vitiello and James Kavoussi accompany the wo
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Who Killed The Maya? The History Channel 4/5
This documentary explores the reasons for this society's demise. 'The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.' (Maya Civilization, Wikipedia, 2009). This History Channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students.
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Reading Scientific Images: The iconography of evolution

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Richard Mason, with Tony Morphet, and Sandra Prosalendis