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Filmakers Library, inc

Works: 1,856 works in 3,633 publications in 1 language and 42,203 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  History  Interviews  Film series  Folklore  Documentary films  Trials, litigation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: HC79.P6, 305.908162
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Who Killed Vincent Chin? by Christine Choy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 358 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
Full of sound and fury living with schizophrenia ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 313 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
First contact by Bob Connolly ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member 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
T-shirt travels the story of secondhand clothes & Third World debt ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 237 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
Dax's case by Donald Pasquella ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 224 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
My American girls a Dominican story by Aaron Matthews ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 221 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
Sound and fury ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the issues that arise in an extended family consisting of several deaf members when the opportunity arises for two of the children to receive a surgical implant that would enable them to hear. Explores the little-known world of deaf culture
Sholem Aleichem laughing in the darkness ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 203 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
Contact the Yanomami Indians of Brazil ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 188 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
Sound and fury 6 years later by Josh Aronson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 178 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
Guardians of the flutes ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the mountains of New Guinea live the Sambia people, a war-like tribe whose secret rituals of initiation are aimed at making their warriors courageous and bold. This is a society where roles of men and women are sharply delineated. The male children must undergo a severe initiation in order to become men including thrashing, food and sleep deprivation, and sexual rites
The split horn the life of a Hmong Shaman in America ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the life and culture of the Thao family, Hmong Americans in Appleton, Wisconsin
Out of the mouths of babes the acquisition of language by Heather Cook ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 164 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
Waging a living by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member 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
Asante market women ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the matrilineal and polygamous Ashanti society of Ghana through interviews with women who excerise complete authority in the wholesale produce market. The interviewees reveal the advantages and tribulations of their relationships, the practical problems they confront and the various solutions they embrace
Electoral dysfunction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 152 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
Ending welfare as we know it by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member 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
Call of the jitterbug ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 144 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
Race to execution by Rachel V Lyon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the cases of two death row inmates (Robert Tarver and Madison Hobley) to examine the problem of race discrimination in the U.S. criminal justice system, particularly with regard to death penalty sentencing. Explores the roles of the Supreme Court, prosecutors, juries, politicians, media, and public opinion on capital punishment. Includes interviews with relatives of both the accused and the victims, as well as legal and social experts
The heart broken in half ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 144 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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