New Releases

New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.
Deborah Stratman
2018 | 14:43
Deborah Stratman, Optimism
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The urge to relieve a winter valley of permanent shadow and find fortune in alluvial gravel are part of a long history of desire and extraction in the far Canadian north. Cancan dancers, curlers, ore smelters, former city officials and a curious...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, environment, history, landscape, sculpture

Como crece la sombra cuando el sol declina, Camilo Restrepo
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Set in Medellín, Colombia, Como crece la sombra cuando el sol declina (Like Shadows Growing as the Sun Goes Down) features tireless car traffic, jugglers at intersections, and employees on breaks, focusing on precise movements...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, documentary, time

Camilo Restrepo, Tropic Pocket
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The Choco area in Colombia is isolated between the sea and the forest. Religious missions, military operations, and tourists have come and gone within the region — coexisting and ignoring each other simultaneously.

Tropic Pocket...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

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Cecilia Dougherty
Joe
2018 | 07:35
Cecilia Dougherty, Joe
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A portrait of New York author Joe Westmoreland. Joe is reading from his short story Sweet Baby Joe. This video was shot in 2014 in Joe's Chelsea loft, and the reading was recorded in 2016. 

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: lgbtq, poetry, portrait

Sky Hopinka, Fainting Spells
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Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Xąwįska — or the Indian Pipe Plant — used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: indigenous, myth, ritual

La Impresión De Una Guerra
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For over 70 years, Colombia has been confronted with internal armed conflict. Over the years, the outlines of the conflict have grown indistinct. A climate of generalized violence has gradually settled over society as a whole.

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Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, war

Camilo Restrepo
2016 | 13:00
Cilaos
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To keep a promise made to her dying mother, a young woman goes off in search of her father, a womanizer she has never met. Along the way, she soon learns that he is dead. But that doesn’t change her plans, she still intends to find him. ...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, religion/spirituality, ritual

Camilo Restrepo
2017 | 19:00
La Bouche
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A man learns his daughter has been brutally murdered by her husband. Time stands still as he oscillates between the need for solace and his urge ...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: crime or violence, music

Wendy Clarke
2011 | 1:37:00
Wendy Clarke; The Love Tapes
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A selection of Love Tapes — a collection of video recordings of 2,500 people from diverse backgrounds who share their personal feelings about love. Love, as described throughout the tapes, is not defined by any one singular meaning, but...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: love, portrait