Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Highlights of New DVDs

Each week CSU adds hundreds of new resources to the catalogue, including books, DVDs, CDs, and electronic resources. This is just a selection of highlights of the new DVD titles that were added to the collection last week. Click here to view the complete list of new titles.
  • A mighty heart Jewish-American journalist, Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Pakistan in January of 2002. The violent act became an international scandal as the group that claimed responsibility for the crime demanded the liberation of prisoners from the American detainee prison in Guantanamo Bay, in Cuba. Check availability
  • Todo sobre mi madre (All about my mother) Pays tribute to femininity in all its disguises, motherhood in all its glory and to classic Hollywood melodramas and their diva actresses. Check availability
  • Bend it like Beckham Eighteen-year-old Jesse just wants to play football, but her parents want her to be a nice, conservative Indian girl. Kicking a ball around the park with the boys is the closest she gets to playing ’real’ football, until she is discovered one day by Jules, who invites her to join the local women’s football club. Check availability
  • Brokeback Mountain It’s 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Check availability
  • Evening As a mother comes to the end of her life, she confesses to her daughters the story of a weekend 50 years earlier when she met the one true love of her life. Check availability
  • Āfsāīd (Offside) A group of female soccer fans smuggle themselves into Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to watch a World Cup soccer match between Bahrain and Iran despite a ban on women spectators. Check availability
  • The son's room In a small, Italian town, a close-knit, happy family experience profound trauma when one of the children dies in a diving accident. Check availability

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