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Most widely held works by Filmakers Library, inc
Full of sound and fury living with schizophrenia ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Explores the nature and impact of schizophrenia through the examples of two adults who suffer from the disorder and from the comments offered by the mother of a young schizophrenic whose emotional torment drove him to suicide. Includes additional insights from a psychiatrist.
Who Killed Vincent Chin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Documentary on racism in working-class America focuses on the murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American, in a Detroit bar. Interweaves the murder with social concerns and questions about justice.
First contact ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Recounts the discovery of a flourishing native population in the interior highlands of New Guinea in 1930 in what had been thought to be an uninhabited area. Inhabitants of the region and surviving members of the Leahy brothers' gold prospecting party recount their astonishment at this unforeseen meeting. Includes still photographs taken by a member of the expedition and contemporary footage of the island's terrain.
Sound and fury ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Two related families with a history of deafness go through the process of deciding whether their children should have cochlear implant surgery. The surgery would allow the children to hear, but would weaken their connection to deaf culture.
T-shirt travels the story of secondhand clothes & Third World debt ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
What happens to all those old clothes brought to the Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries? This comprehensive program is about Third World debt and secondhand clothes. The filmmaker traveled to Zambia and was amazed to find almost everyone wearing Calvin Klein, MTV and James Dean t-shirts! Huge bales of American secondhand clothing are sold to African importers, putting the African manufacturers out of business. Experts discuss the history of colonialism, slavery and the depletion of Africa's natural resources. They draw the connection between this shameful legacy and the current huge debt, African government debt service, and the IMF/World Bank policy known as "structural adjustment lending," wherein people's benefits are slashed drastically, resulting in terrible suffering from malnutrition, poor healthcare, inadequate schools, and a crumbling infra-structure.
Dax's case ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Discusses the case of Donald (Dax) Cowart and his desire to die following severe burns over 65% of his body and the loss of his vision and hands. Considers a patient's right to refuse treatment and to die.
My American girls a Dominican story ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Dominicans are New York's largest and fastest growing immigrant group. This film chronicles the lives of immigrants from the Dominican Republic to New York City through one family with three daughters. Each daughter is traveling down a different road as their mother, Sandra, struggles to do right by each of them, as they grapple with being a bicultural family while negotiating the hurdles of their adopted city.
Contact the Yanomami Indians of Brazil ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
This documentary, shot in one of the most remote corners of the Brazilian Amazon, graphically depicts the devastating impact of contact with the outside world on an isolated indigenous tribe, the Yanomami Indians, who are considered to be the last major Stone Age people in the Amazon.
Waging a living ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
More than 30 million Americans are stuck in jobs that pay less than the federal poverty level for a family of four. Shot over a 3 year period, this documentary chronicles the day-to-day struggles of four low-wage earners to support their families. Jean Reynolds (nursing assistant) and Mary Venittelli (waitress) of New Jersey, Jerry Longoria (security guard) of San Francisco, and Barbara Brooks (student and single mother) of Freeport, N.Y. relate their dreams, frustrations, and accomplishments.
Sound and fury 6 years later ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
In this follow up film, Heather Artinian and her two brothers have received cochlear implants. Her speech is now understandable. She attends a mainstream school. She can function in the hearing world. Her father, who initially opposed the implant, now says that he sees how useful implants can be for deaf children, and how glad he is that his children have them.
Ending welfare as we know it ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Follows six welfare mothers over the course of a year as they struggle to comply with new work requirements, find reliable child care and transportation, battle drug addiction and depression, confront domestic violence, and try to make ends meet in the new era of welfare reform. Concludes that though many welfare recipients are motivated to go to work, many are not landing on their feet and there are no easy answers to the problems of welfare dependency.
Witchcraft among the Azande ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Presents the role of witchcraft among the Azande in spite of their acceptance of Christianity. Focuses on its usage in adjudicating disputes, curing illness, assuring success in the hunt, and purification of the newborn.
When the bough breaks ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
This documentary looks at children coping with their mother's incarcerations and illustrates the policy gaps between the judicial and social service systems that are supposed to serve these children.
Patently offensive porn under siege ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
New technologies have catapulted pornography into a $10 billion industry ; despite sustained attacks from feminist and groupd traditionally concerned about the moral environment, porn profits soar. This film examines pornography in its social and historical context, and the debate about pornography that touches many of today's issues: individual rights, censorship, feminist theory, artistic freedom and family values.
Asante market women ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Examines the matrilineal and polygamous Asante society of Ghana through interviews with women, who exercise complete authority in the wholesale produce market, and with their husbands and children. The interviewees reveal the advantages and tribulations of their relationships, the practical problems they confront, and the various solutions they embrace.
Left brain, right brain ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Presents and demonstrates theories about the development of specialized roles within the human brain.
Race to execution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Follows the cases of two death row inmates to examine the problem of race discrimination in the U.S. criminal justice system, particularly with regard to death penalty sentencing.
Caste at birth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Explores the caste system in India with primary emphasis on the "untouchable."
Margaret Mead an observer observed ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Dealing with the controversies as well as the accomplishments of Margaret Mead's life, this program weaves together a story of a scientist, adventurer and international celebrity whose ideas shaped how we think about ourselves.
Paradise bent boys will be girls in Samoa ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the Samoan faʻafafine, boys who are raised as girls, fulfilling a traditional role in Samoan culture. Today's fa'afafines are becoming more westernized and look more like drag queens. Dance has always been an important part of Samoan culture. From an early age, the fa'afafines dance the female role, and many continue to dance as entertainers in nightclubs. Several anthropologists, including Derek Freeman and Tom Pollard, comment on the phenomenon. Paradise Bent brings up issues of culture and gender and the complexities of sexual identity.
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