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  1. The Library DVD Shelf

    Fun Ideas for Cardmaking and Scrapbooking
    Memory Lane Videos
    PO Box 41767, Eugene, OR 97404
    9780970139368 $19.95 learnfunscrapbooking.com

    Fun Ideas for Cardmaking and Scrapbooking lives up to its title with a
    dazzling array of suggestions, insights, tools, techniques, and
    instructions for creating memorable handmade cards and scrapbooks. A
    guide that encourages the reader to experiment and take joy in the
    process of discovery, Fun Ideas for Cardmaking and Scrapbooking is a
    superb gift for anyone with a creative mind. Highly recommended. 53
    min.

    Anatomy for Artists: Man in Motion, second edition
    On Air Video Inc.
    8203 Westminster Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027
    $19.95 www.onairvideo.com

    Anatomy for Artists: Man in Motion is a DVD for aspiring and
    practicing artists focusing on how to realistically portray human
    activities such as running, jumping, lifting, carrying, kicking,
    throwing, pulling, and more. With live models and a variety of camera
    angles, Anatomy for Artists deconstructs frame by frame how the human
    body, bones, and muscles work, as well as the relationship between
    balance and movement. An excellent, user-friendly guide, worthy of the
    highest recommendation for classroom use or self-study. 62 min.

    Discovering Hamlet
    Athena
    c/o Acorn Media Group
    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 620, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3403
    9781598285321 $39.99 www.acornonline.com

    As seen on PBS, Discovering Hamlet is a documentary following two
    great actors, Emmy-winner Derek Jacobi and four-time Oscar nominee
    Kenneth Branagh, as they test the depths of their performance mettle
    through study and presentation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy,
    Hamlet. Patrick Stewart narrates this overview of the four-week
    rehearsal process, from first read-throughs to opening night.
    Interviews with principal actors, the set designer, costume
    supervisor, text advisor, and more round out this immersive behind-the-
    scenes look of at high theater. Bonus features include an exclusive
    interview with Derek Jacobi, a bonus disc with copious additional
    footage and extended interviews, a twelve-page viewer's guide, and
    more. An absolute "must-have" for classic theater buffs, "Discovering
    Hamlet" lives up to its title and is highly recommended. 2 DVDs, 53
    min. plus 3 1/4 hours of bonus footage, SDH subtitles (bonus features
    may not be subtitled).

    Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic
    Bullfrog Films, Inc.
    PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547
    1594589720 $295.00 www.bullfrogfilms.com

    Intended for high school and adult viewers, Human Terrain: War Becomes
    Academic is a vivid, harrowing documentary about the controversial
    'Human Terrain System' program that the U.S. Military has initiated in
    response to the complexities of the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    The program seeks to embed social scientists within combat troops.
    Supporters of the program see it as a way to temper military action
    with greater understanding of the human conflicts driving sectarian
    violence, while detractors criticize it as an unethical way to gather
    intelligence and target enemies. "Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic"
    examines the fallout of blurring the line between academia and combat,
    giving the viewer access to wargames in the Mojave Desert and training
    exercises at Quantico and Fort Leavenworth. "Human Terrain" also tells
    the tragic story of a brilliant young scholar named Michael Bhatia,
    who worked as a humanitarian activist in the Western Sahara, Balkans,
    and East Timor, and who was recruited by the Human Terrain program; he
    was killed by a roadside bomb while en route to mediate an intertribal
    dispute. Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic is an extraordinary
    examination of the costs, ethics, and effectiveness of this program,
    and an absolutely invaluable addition to military, social science,
    public and college library DVD shelves. An 84 min. and 57 min. version
    is available on the DVD. SDH captioned.

    No Fears, No Tears & No Fears, No Tears - 13 Years Later
    Leora Kuttner, PhD
    Crown House Publishing
    6 Trowbridge Drive Suite 5, Bethel, CT 06801
    9781935810025 $99.95 www.CHPUS.com 1-877-925-1213

    No Fears, No Tears & No Fears, No Tears - 13 Years Later is a two-DVD
    set about a pain management project for children undergoing painful
    medical procedures, primarily developed by Dr. Leora Kuttner. Kuttner
    studies how to take maximum advantage of non-pharmaceutical techniques
    including self-hypnosis, imaginary involvement, and distraction to aid
    children, parents, and medical professionals. The first DVD "No Fears,
    No Tears" (27 min.), follows eight children with cancer, ages 3 to 12,
    and reveal how the natural power of the mind can be harnessed to
    combat pain. The second DVD, "No Fears, No Tears" (46 min.) revisits
    seven of the original children and examines the long-term value of
    learning how to constructively deal with fear and pain. The people who
    used Kuttner's principles describe what helped them most and least,
    and how they learned to deal with subsequent pain. Both films have won
    awards and are a firsthand testimony to how children can improve their
    own welfare despite the most challenging medical treatment. "No Fears,
    No Tears" and "No Fears, No Tears - 13 Years Later" have become
    standard for teaching hospital staff how to help young patients
    through long, painful tests and treatments, as well as how to
    integrate parents into the medical process, and are worthy of the
    highest possible recommendation especially for medical school DVD
    libraries.

    Tribal Energy Cardio
    Suzanne Forbes-Vierling, Ph.D.
    411 Video Information
    PO Box 1223, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
    $19.95 www.411videoinfo.com

    Tribal Energy Cardio is an energetic fitness DVD. Host Suzanne Forbes-
    Vierling presents an exercise routine adapted from Western African
    dance movements, accessible to fitness enthusiasts of all ages and
    skill levels. Featuring pounding drum rhythms and the exhilaration of
    total body movement, Tribal Energy Cardio turns a solid workout into
    pure fun. Tribal Energy Cardio is divided into a warmup, three
    workouts, and a grand finale; it's the perfect addition to spice up
    any DVD fitness library. 60 min.

    Tranquility Films
    NTS Images (distribution)
    PO Box 116, Colwich, KS 67030
    411 Video Information (publicity)
    PO Box 1223, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
    $19.95 each www.ntsimages.com www.411videoinfo.com

    Two Tranquility Films DVDs offer relaxing images of the natural world,
    set to gently soothing music. "Tranquility Films Volume 1: Coral Reef
    Odys-Sea" (80 min.) takes the viewer on a wondrous, watery tour,
    through a realm inhabited by easily spooked octopi, colorful fish,
    exquisite coral reefs, even sea turtles. "Tranquility Films Volume 2:
    Wings 'n Other Wild Things" (66 min.) shows the viewer animal antics
    ranging from a leisurely iguana to the play of a jaguar cub to the
    fluttering of colorful butterflies. Extreme care was taken not to harm
    any animals during these beautiful, calming productions, available in
    DVD or Blu-ray format. Both are superb gifts for nature lovers
    everywhere, ideal for unwinding after a long, hard day.

    Fresh Food: What is Farm to Table?
    Learning ZoneXPress
    PO Box 1022, Owatonna, MN 55060
    $79.95 www.learningzoneexpress.com 1-888-455-7003

    Intended for viewers in grade 6 and up, Fresh Food: What is Farm to
    Table? is an educational DVD about sustainable farming, and the value
    of eating locally grown foods that do not use chemical pesticides or
    artificial hormones. Following three trained chefs who leave the big
    city to grow fresh ingredients for their gourmet dishes, Fresh Food:
    What is Farm to Table? includes a comparison of sustainable and
    organic farming, a brief history of American farms, and an overview of
    how fresh food is transported from farms to one's dining table.
    Printable teaching materials meant to be used in conjunction with
    Fresh Food are freely available online at Learning ZoneXPress'
    website. In today's era of increasing overpopulation and ecological
    threat, sustainable local farming is more important than ever; Fresh
    Food: What is Farm to Table? is highly recommended especially for
    middle and highschool homeroom viewing. 20 min.

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    James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
    Midwest Book Review
    278 Orchard Drive
    Oregon, WI 53575-1129

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    James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
    Midwest Book Review
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