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Filmakers Library, inc

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Works: 1,909 works in 4,276 publications in 2 languages and 62,978 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Biographical films  Short films  Ethnographic films  History  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: prn, Distributor, fds, pre, Publisher, Producer
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Most widely held works about inc Filmakers Library
 
Most widely held works by inc Filmakers Library
Legacy project : dramatists talk about their work( Visual )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legacy Project documents and preserves the creative process of America's most esteemed dramatists in a series of filmed conversations, each featuring an established stage author (or team of collaborators) and an emerging one. Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, Tony Award-winners, are interviewed by lyricist, David Zippel
T-shirt travels : the story of secondhand clothes & Third World debt by Shantha Bloemen( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 430 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. We see a secondhand clothing dealer in Zambia carefully select a bale among dozens, bundled and shipped from abroad. He pays for the used clothing and then transports it by bus ten hours to a market. His meager profits support his entire extended family who subsist in shanty towns miles from the market. Their lives exemplify the poverty plaguing Africa today. They have virtually no possibility of advancing themselves and their children. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Harvard University Center for International Studies and other 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. As the African governments service their debts according to an IMF/World Bank policy known as 'structural adjustment lending, ' people's benefits are slashed drastically, resulting in terrible suffering from malnutrition, poor healthcare, inadequate schools and a crumbling infra-structure. Our old t-shirts come with a high price-tag"--
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 370 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
Sudan : slipping back in time( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 358 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
Who killed Vincent Chin? by Christine Choy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about the circumstances and aftermath of the baseball bat murder of 27-year-old Vincent Chin outside a Detroit bar in 1982. Outraged at the suspended sentence given to Ron Ebens and Michael Nitz, convicted in Chin's death, the Asian-American community organized an unprecedented civil rights protest to successfully bring Ebens and Nitz up for retriall. This film explores issues of racism and the loss of blue-collar jobs
The split horn : the life of a Hmong Shaman in America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Hmong shaman and his family in Appleton, Wisconsin. This film shows Paja Thao's struggle to maintain his ancient traditions as his children embrace American culture. It captures the daily struggle to Thao's family caught between two worlds
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 call of the jitterbug by Tana Ross( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swing musicians from the 1930s argue the derivation of the Jitterbug from the Lindy Hop
Gay youth( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 265 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
The heart broken in half( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 264 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 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven women discuss their lives, including marriage, motherhood, discrimination, stereotypes, and female roles
Adventures in the gender trade by Kate Bornstein( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 263 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!
First contact by Bob Connolly( Visual )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 263 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
Macumba : trance and spirit healing by Madeleine Richeport-Haley( Visual )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses spiritism, the belief that man can communicate with the supernatural world through mediums who act as intermediaries. Focuses on the voodoo cult of Brazil, macumba, and shows schizophrenics, epileptics, and drug addicts being treated with spiritist techniques
Bloody island by Thomas Gibson( Visual )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 254 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 when two white men shot randomly into homes in a black neighborhood. As the riot escalated, the militia was called in. When the dust settled, thirty-nine people were officially reported dead and many more were injured. The black community was convinced that these numbers were low, but President Wilson refused to permit a federal inquiry. In the ensuing trials, black rioters were punished more severely than their white counterparts. Using testimonies of eye witnesses, commentary by academics and journalists, this powerful film brings alive a violent chapter of American history. "The personalization of the victims and the realistic tone of the work make this an excellent addition to public and school libraries." School Library Journal
Our god the condor( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yawar Festival, in the southern mountains of Peru, is an annual event representing the Indians triumph over the Spaniards. In the ceremony, the mountain spirit of the Andes, the condor, is tied to the back of a bull, the symbol of Spain
Ladies of the lake( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the life of the Mosuo, a matriarchal community in southwest China. Here girl babies are more valued than baby boys, property is passed down from mother to daughter, women do the heavy work while the men lounge about, and a word for "father" does not exist
We are family( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 239 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
A deterrent weapon : the history of the atomic bomb( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 239 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
Mechanic to millionaire : the Peter Cooper story by Janet Gardner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life of Peter Cooper, the 19th-century American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He founded The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a college in Manhattan
 
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