Non-Fiction DVD Recommendations 8 18 17

Hi everyone, here are three Non-Fiction DVD recommendations for the week.

Secrets of the Dead: After Stonehenge:

Description: Secrets of the Dead: After Stonehenge follows a team of archaeologists, scientists, historians and specialists, as they shed new light on the ancient history of the western world. Perfectly preserved in mud, the prehistoric British Bronze Age Village – built at least one thousand years after Stonehenge – has been called the “British Pompeii.”

“The Pompeii analogy: it’s as if we’ve got a pristine settlement,” says Mark Knight, site director, Cambridge Archaeological Unit. “A pristine image of exactly what was going on within a settlement 3,000 years ago.”

Because the site is so delicate, the experts have been working in secret inside the quarry. But now they are rushing to complete their work and map the site before the land is returned for its owner’s use.

Have their findings forever changed what we know about life in Bronze Age Britain? What revelations about the villager’s lives can be gleaned from the cache of finds, unprecedented in number and quality, emerging from the marshy Fens?

“This is the crown jewels in terms of what it will tell us about past humanities and the way that people lived in this landscape 3,000 years ago,” says Knight after taking stock of the extraordinary findings. Has this English settlement rewritten Western history? — PBS

Dewey Decimal System Call Number: DVD 930.1 AFT


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They Grow Up Fast:

Description: With the birth of his first child, Independent filmmaker Darren Doane picked up his camera and began documenting the process of becoming a family. Ten years in the making, THEY GROW UP FAST is a profound and entertaining documentary for the entire family. From mud puddles and family road trips to backyard parties and the birth of their third child in the front seat of their truck, Doane captures all of the amazing adventures one has becoming a family. Good friend and best selling author ND Wilson crafted the script and brought new eyes to what it means to be a father and mother and the high calling of faithful parenting. THEY GROW UP FAST will entertain kids and inspire parents as they travel along with the Doane’s on their grand adventure of growing as a family. – from the Publisher

Dewey Decimal System Call Number: DVD 308.85 THE


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The Talk: Race in America

Description: THE TALK is a two-hour documentary about the increasingly necessary conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. – from PBS.

Dewey Decimal System Call Number: DVD 363.23 TAL


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Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL


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