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Filmakers Library, inc

Works: 1,954 works in 3,771 publications in 1 language and 49,717 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Interviews  Personal narratives  Film series  Folklore  Documentary films  Juvenile works 
Roles: prn, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: HV2392.2, 305.908162
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Most widely held works about Filmakers Library, inc
Most widely held works by Filmakers Library, inc
Who Killed Vincent Chin? by Christine Choy( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member 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 by Bob Connolly( Visual )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the discovery of a flourishing native population in the interior highlands of New Guinea in 1930 in what has 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
Full of sound and fury living with schizophrenia ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 283 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
T-shirt travels the story of secondhand clothes & Third World debt ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 272 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
Electoral dysfunction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 263 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
My American girls a Dominican story by Aaron Matthews( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dominicans are New York's largest and fastest growing immigrant group, yet there are few films about the Dominican-American experience. This documentary chronicles the lives of a family from the Dominican Republic, the Ortizes
Sholem Aleichem laughing in the darkness ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 246 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
Dax's case by Donald Pasquella( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member 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
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 209 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."--Distributor's abstract
Call of the jitterbug ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Swing musicians from the 1930s argue the derivation of the Jitterbug from the Lindy Hop
Contact the Yanomami Indians of Brazil ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member 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
Guardians of the flutes ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the Sambia people, a war-like tribe in the mountains of New guinea
Out of the mouths of babes the acquisition of language by Heather Cook( Visual )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter and Jill de Villiers of Harvard University, researchers in language acquisition, provide a clear and informative description of the child's linguistic development
The split horn the life of a Hmong Shaman in America ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the life and culture of the Thao family, Hmong Americans in Appleton, Wisconsin
Witchcraft among the Azande by André Singer( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member 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
Sound and fury 6 years later by Josh Aronson( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member 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
Asante market women ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member 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
Brazil an inconvenient history by Phil Grabsky( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While everyone knows of the history of slavery in the USA, few people realize that Brazil was actually the largest participant in the slave trade. Forty percent of all slaves that survived the Atlantic crossing were destined for Brazil, while only 4% were sent to the U.S. At one time half of the population of Brazil were slaves. It was the last country to officially abolish slavery (1888) and one of the ex-slaves is still alive today. This well-researched BBC production charts Brazil s history using original texts, letters, accounts and decrees. From these original sources, we learn firsthand about the brutality of the slave traders and slave owners, and the hardship of plantation life. With the Portugese colony of Angola acting as a "factory" supplying Africans to Brazil, it was cheaper to replace any slave starved and worked to death than to extend his life by treating him humanely. Few plantation owners sent for their wives to live in this hot climate, so the softening effect of family life was absent among the rough white settlers. Historians Joao Jose Reis, Cya Teixeira, Marilene Rosa Da Silva, anthropologist Peter Fry, and others recount the effect of centuries of slavery on Brazil today. This is an important documentary for Black history, African history and Latin American studies
Adventures in the gender trade by Kate Bornstein( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 181 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 178 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
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