New Day Films
Most widely held works about New Day Films
Most widely held works by New Day Films
Barbie nation an unauthorized tour ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
The documentary explores the history of the Barbie doll, through older and contemporary clips. Includes interviews with Barbie fans, foes, and fetishists ; these are people of all ages and sexes who either covet or revile Barbie. Visits conventions and auctions, where early dolls and memorabilia are bought and sold. Also tells the story of Barbie's creator and Mattel co-founder: Ruth Handler, whose commentary runs throughout the film. Handler adapted a 1950s German doll for adults called Lilli, to create Barbie, named after her daughter.
In whose honor ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Discussion of Chief Illiniwek as the University of Illinois mascot, and the effect the mascot has on Native American peoples. Graduate student Charlene Teters shares the impact of the Chief on her family. Interviewees include members of the Board of Regents, students, alumni, current and former "Chiefs" and members of the community.
It's elementary talking about gay issues in school ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Takes cameras into classrooms across the U.S. to look at one of today's most controversial issues: whether and how gay issues should be discussed in schools. Makes the case that all children are affected by anti-gay prejudice and that adults have a responsibility to address it. Showcasing teachers leading non-judgmental discussions with students about gay and lesbian people, the film demonstrates that students are eager to have honest conversations and learn about differences and respect.
Golden venture ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
On June 6, 1993, the coastal freighter Golden Venture ran aground in New York City with the largest shipment of illegal aliens ever recorded, as a Chinatown gang tried to smuggle 286 Chinese into the US. This film follows four of the ship's passengers, who survived the sinking and a long subsequent imprisonment, in their present lives. One deported to China, one in New York, another in Florida, and one who remained anonymous to avoid deportation. They have had problems with the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service), and the lawyer and paralegal who aided in their release from prison tell their part of this tale of woe and hope that spans over ten years.
Daddy & papa ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
A documentary exploring the personal, cultural, and political impact of gay men who are making a decision that is at once traditional and revolutionary: to raise children themselves. Taking us inside four gay male families, this documentary traces the critical issues that inevitably intersect their private lives, the ambiguous place of interracial families in America, the wonder and precariousness of surrogacy and adoption, the complexities of marriage and divorce within the gay community, and the legality of their own parenthood.
Holding ground the rebirth of Dudley Street ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
The story of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, a nonprofit community-based planning and organizing entity rooted in the Roxbury/North Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston.
A day's work, a day's pay ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Examines the Work Experience Program (WEP) instituted in New York City to require welfare recipients to work for the city for one-fourth of union pay. Follows three New Yorkers and their attempt to organize workers for equal pay.
Union maids ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
The story of three women who were part of the Rank and File Labor Movement during the tumultuous 1930's. Their lives were like many other young working women. But all three rose to the demands of their time and became militant organizers for their class.
Let's get real ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Examines issues that lead to taunting and bullying in middle schools, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and others. Students who have been the targets of bullying, as well as students who do the bullying, describe their experiences and how they make them feel.
Taken for a ride ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
"This is a story about how things got the way they are, why sitting in stalled traffic seems perfectly natural, why our public transportation is the worst in the industrialized world, and why super highways cut right through the heart of our cities. This is a story about how the auto and highway industry reshaped America."
The global assembly line ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Portrays the lives of working men and women in the "free trade zones" of developing countries and North America, as U.S. industries close their factories to search the globe for lower-wage work forces. From Tennessee to Mexico's northern border, and from Silicon Valley to the Philippines, this film "emerges as the definitive statement on the international division of labor and the growing importance of women in the industrial workforce."
Tell the truth and run George Seldes and the American press ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
A documentary on the life and work of George Seldes, America's most important press critic. The film includes archival footage and photographs, and provides a fresh perspective on 20th century history, while raising profound questions about America's news media.
A hard straight ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
San Francisco native Regina Allen spent her early years charming everyone she met, making her living as a con artist and hustler. Richard "Smiley" Salazar, a veteran of foster homes, juvenile detention and life on the streets of San Fernando, CA, found a home in gang membership. Aaron "Shep" Shepard, sentenced to one year as an accessory to armed robbery, has spent more time in prison on petty parole violations than for his original conviction. A public fascination with crime and criminals is paralleled by a lack of concern for the difficulties facing people as they leave the prison system. The film uses the personal histories, observations, remembrances, and hopes and fears of Regina, Smiley, and Shep to illustrate that getting out and staying out of prison are two very different things.
In the name of love ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Russia's dismal post-Soviet economy has given rise to widespread alcoholism, depression, and divorce. One consequence is that many desperate young Russian women turn to marriage agencies in a bid to escape--those linking Russian women with "rich" American men are thriving. Filmed principally in St. Petersburg over several years, this film examines the motiviations of two agency heads and follows several of these women as they seek a brighter future. Told from all these women's point of view, this is an often brilliant, funny, and unflinching examination of a cultural reality: the 'mail-order bride' with a clear-eyed certainty about what she is doing, and why.
State of fear ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Based on the testimony of more than 16,000 people to the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the film begins with the rise of the Maoist leader Abimael Guzmán, leader of Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path, and culminates in the collapse of President Alberto K. Fujimori's government in November 2000. Between those events lie an estimated 70,000 dead and untold numbers scarred for life. Within an atmosphere of desperation and chaos, Alberto Fujimori won the presidency, later dissolving Congress, maintaining his grip on power by continuing to raise the specter of terrorism, generating a phobic public response to a threat that, after 1992, was no longer there. Like many before him, Fujimori used real and invented threats to consolidate his power--enthusiastically supported by most of the populace--until his despotic, operatically corrupt regime finally imploded.
Hopi, songs of the fourth world ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
An in-depth look at the meaning of the Hopi way, a philosophy of living in balance with nature. Describes the Hopi philosophy of life, death, and renewal as revealed in the interweaving life cycle of humans and corn plants.
Still doing it the intimate lives of women over 65 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Explores the lives of nine women aged 67-87 and their feelings about sex and love in later life and the realities of aging.
The double burden three generations of working mothers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Marlene Booth describes her own experiences as a working mother as well as the experiences of three families for whom working outside of the home was a tradition for several generations of women.
Small happiness women of a Chinese village ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
An exploration of sexual politics and the reality of life in contemporary rural China. Filmed under unprecedented circumstances, Chinese women of Long Bow speak frankly about footbindings, the new birth control policy, work, love and marriage.
No dumb questions ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
The program follows three sisters, ages 6, 9, and 11, as they struggle to understand why and how Uncle Bill is becoming Aunt Barbara.
Barbie dolls--Social aspects Biographical films Biography California California--San Francisco Case studies China Citizenship Community development, Urban Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Economic history Educational films Emigration and immigration Emigration and immigration--Government policy Emigration and immigration law Feature films Films for the hearing impaired Golden Venture (Ship) History Homophobia Homosexuality and education Human smuggling Illegal aliens Illegal aliens--Government policy Indians of North America--Civil rights Indians of North America--Ethnic identity Interviews Manners and customs Mascots Massachusetts--Boston Mexico New York (State)--New York Nonfiction films Personal narratives Political science Popular works Racism Sex role Short films Social history Teters, Charlene United States Universities and colleges University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Welfare rights movement Women labor union members Women--Social conditions
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