New DVD & Blu-Ray Releases
To protest the planned construction of a Marriott hotel on a beach at Carolina, Puerto Rico, environmental activists organized a lengthy live-in on the location of the proposed site...for six years! This engrossing documentary reviews the story of the people living in the Playa Pal Pueblo--the circle of tents serving as their base of operations--and how they outlasted challenges ranging from inclement weather to political pressure. AKA: "Brothers In Arms." 58 min. Soundtrack: English and Spanish; Subtitles: English. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Experts featured in the 2011 documentary feature "Forks Over Knives" appear in this follow-up program to offer extended remarks on the issues surrounding a healthful diet based on the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and grains rather than animal-based products and fast food. Included in the discussions are T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. John A. McDougall, and many others. 110 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Designated by CNN as a "Hero of 2011," Kenyan Patricia Sawo turned her struggle with HIV into a crusade to offer sanctuary, nourishment, and education to children orphaned because of the ravages of AIDS on her fellow citizens. This inspiring documentary reveals how a powerful combination of faith and compassion motivated her to life-saving action through her founding of the Discover to Recover Centre in Africa. 60 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.