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Filmakers Library, inc

Works: 1,820 works in 4,000 publications in 2 languages and 55,947 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Filmed interviews  History  Biography  Short films  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Ethnographic films 
Roles: prn, Distributor, fds, Publisher
Classifications: PN2037, 305.908162
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Filmakers Library, inc
Most widely held works by Filmakers Library, inc
Legacy project dramatists talk about their work( Visual )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with eleven well-known playwrights, lyricists, and composers
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member 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 by Video Education Australasia( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens to all those old clothes you bring to the Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries? This comprehensive program is about Third World debt and secondhand clothes. The filmmaker travelled 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
Who Killed Vincent Chin? by Christine Choy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American and an automotive engineer was mistaken for being Japanese and was murdered in a Detroit bar for it. He was killed by a disgruntled assembly line worker who blamed him for the Japanese auto makers threatening his job. A second travesty occurred when his murder was denied justice in the court system
Electoral dysfunction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film opens as Mo makes an eye-opening discovery: The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote. Mo sets out to learn why the Founding Fathers deliberately omitted the right to vote from the Constitution--and to understand the consequences of this decision. His quest leads him to Indiana, which has some of the strictest voting laws in the country. He meets two impassioned local activists--Republican Dee Dee Benkie of Versailles and Democrat Mike Marshall of North Vernon--who take him inside their efforts to turn out every vote. Dee Dee, a member of the Republican National Committee who worked in Karl Rove's office at the White House, has met her match in Mike, a veteran political consultant and former State Representative. Things heat up when the Republicans file a lawsuit challenging thousands of Democratic absentee ballots. As he progresses on his journey, Mo explores the heated debate over Voter ID and voter fraud; searches for the Electoral College; gets to know a former felon who mistakenly believed she was disenfranchised for life; critiques ballot design with Todd Oldham; and encounters a range of activists, experts, and election administrators, along with some highly opinionated third graders, who offer commentary on how voting works--or doesn't work--in America. Woven throughout the film are sequences in which Mo meets reformers working to bring greater fairness and transparency to our election system. Among these reformers are proponents of the National Popular Vote Campaign, who have devised a plan to reform the Electoral College without a Constitutional amendment. Although this pragmatic measure--which would result in direct election of the President--has already passed in 31 state legislative chambers, it has received scant attention from the mainstream media. These stories carry the film into the future while giving viewers concrete steps they can take to help bring about change." -- Provided by producer
The split horn : the life of a Hmong Shaman in America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the life and culture of the family of Paja Thao, Hmong Americans in Appleton, Wisconsin
First contact filmmaker interviews by Bob Connolly( Visual )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropological study of the relationship of whites and aborigines in Papua New Guinea. Includes original footage of the first encounter between the groups during the 1930's gold rush days and interviews with some of the same individuals fifty years later
Full of sound and fury living with schizophrenia( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member 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
Sudan slipping back in time( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary shows how the Islamic government of Sudan is oppressing the Christian and tribal people, resulting in a civil war, starvation, torture and killings
Sholem Aleichem laughing in the darkness( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Yiddish and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of writer Sholem Aleichem, whose stories about Tevye the milkman became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Aleichem (1859-1916) was a rebellious wordsmith who created a new genre of literature and used his remarkable humor to encapsulate the realities of the Eastern European Jewish world in the late nineteenth century. Using a rich collection of archival footage, the film recreates a time in czarist Russia when Jews were second-class citizens and frequent scapegoats in times of social and political unrest
My American girls a Dominican story by Aaron Matthews( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member 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
The call of the jitterbug by Tana Ross( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the jitterbug and lindy hop, a dance craze that swept the nation beginning in Harlem in the 1930s. Delilah Jackson, Mama Lu Parks, George Lloyd, Sugar Sullivan-Niles, Frank Manning, Sandra Gibson, and musicians Bill Dillard and Dizzy Gillespie also reminisce about dancing at the Savoy Ballroom and other popular clubs, which are seen in historical film footage. Parks and Manning are shown teaching the dance, which continues to be performed in clubs and on stage
Dax's case by Donald Pasquella( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and original video footage to examine 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
Adventures in the gender trade by Kate Bornstein( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Bornstein, writer and performer, was born a man. This documentary presents her frank account of her personal journey from unhappy boy child into liberated transsexual lesbian. Intercut with her satiric night club act called "Hidden: A Gender," are the stories of a wide range of people who refused to have their identity defined by whether they were born male or female. We are thus presented with a spectrum of colorful gender anomalies: drag queens, transsexuals, cross dressers, gays and lesbians ... and those who refuse to be categorized. They want the right to be not "male" or "female," but whatever they choose in between. Why, they ask, must we have a bipolar gender system, when some other cultures can accommodate diversity? Academics including Dr. Walter Williams, anthropologist, and David Halperin, of M.I.T. encourage a reevaluation of traditional thinking, and a distinction between gender orientation and sexual preference. Adventures in the Gender Trade is guaranteed to provoke discussion!
The heart broken in half( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging stereotypes, this documentary gives voice to the street youths and reveals their underground culture. Here is an intricate web of symbols and passions, territory and brotherhood, honor and, all to often, death. Images of street bravado are counterpointed with scenes inside laundromats where gang members are folding clothes and playing with babies. The violent death and funeral of a Guatemalan street youth stir up the deepest feelings and most haunting questions about both the vulnerability and the heroic ethic of gang life
Out in suburbia the stories of eleven lesbians( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven women discuss their lives, including marriage, motherhood, discrimination, stereotypes, and female roles
Bloody island by Thomas Gibson( Visual )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early part of the century, thousands of African Americans migrated from the rural South in search of a better life in the northern industrial cities. This black migration was an important event in U.S. history. It fueled the factories of the North, but hurt an already weakened southern economy. In East St. Louis, Ill., trouble was brewing as black workers were being hired to replace striking white workers. It all came to a head on the night of July 1, 1917
A deterrent weapon the history of the atomic bomb( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring archival footage from key events in twentieth century history, this film documents the global aftermath of the two nuclear bombs exploded over Japan in 1945: American fear of communism with the explosion of the first Soviet nuclear device, the Korean War during which the US debated the use of nuclear weapons, the Cold War and the nuclear arms race. From the early ʻDuck and Coverʼ campaign screened to naïve civilians, to the concept of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) that kept the world from nuclear holocaust through the Cuba Crisis, the ʻBan the Bombʼ campaign in the UK and Star Wars of the Reagan era, the program finally brings us to the relief of perestroika, the fall of the Berlin Wall and disarmament talks. The program concludes by pointing out the current dangers of the emergence of new nuclear states, including Iran, and the opportunity for terrorist groups to acquire nuclear weapons
We are family by Chris Rodley( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the underlying objections to gay marriages is the concern about them raising children. Will the children be raised to be gay themselves? Is there a risk of sexual abuse? What about gender role models? We Are Family takes a look at what life is really like in homosexual families, with the focus on parenting and the well being of the children. In one family, two gay fathers tell of their efforts to create a secure environment for their 16-year-old foster son who was on the road to delinquency. In another household, two lesbian mothers have helped their adopted 11-year-old boy overcome the emotional trauma of disability and early neglect. In the third family, we hear how two adolescent daughters have accepted their father s homosexuality. By seeing how much these parents have to offer their children, we realize that good parenting is independent of sexual orientation
Gay youth( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the emotional strain placed on gay youth by intense feelings of isolation that frequently lead them to drug and alcohol abuse, violence, homelessness and even suicide. Designed to break the silence surrounding adolescent homosexuality and show that information, acceptance, and support can make differences in the lives of these young people
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