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New Day Films

Works: 450 works in 1,264 publications in 1 language and 39,838 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Environmental films  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Popular works  Educational films  Interviews 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 325.73
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Most widely held works by New Day Films
Barbie nation : an unauthorized tour( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member 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? by Jay Rosenstein( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member 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
Bag it( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes that we then throw away. But where is 'away?' Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Follows 'everyman' Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics
Golden venture by Peter Cohn( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member 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 by Johnny Symons( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member 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
Girl Trouble( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the past decade, the San Francisco youth crime rate declined, the number of girls in the juvenile justice system more than doubled. This film follows four years in the lives of three teenage girls caught up in San Francisco's juvenile justice system."--Title screens. This documentary tells the compelling stories of Stephanie, Shangra, and Sheila, opening a window onto the juvenile justice system, exposing its failure to break the cycle of poverty, crime, and incarceration that consumes vulnerable young women. Two programs are hightlighted: The Walden House SisterKin Project and The Center for Young Women's Development's Sisters Rising internship program, for pushing the boundaries when it comes to helping girls in the system, addressing issues like sexual abuse, self-esteem, and community as part of the healing process for young women
Going on 13( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary portrays a reality far more complex than viewers are used to seeing in the media concerning pre-teen girls and urban girls of color. Without simplifying or sensationalizing their lives, the film shows the four featured girls as multi-faceted and gripping individuals. Using a mix of intimate interviews, cinema vérité, and stop-motion animation, Going On 13 chronicles the girls' coming of age. The girls talk about themselves. They take viewers into their world, with the music, television, digital media, and books they adoringly ingest (and that rarely reflect their own families' economic or cultural backgrounds), providing texture, context, and contrast for the social and emotional challenges they face. Some content may be objectionable
Let's get real by Inc. ; New Day Films ; Respect for all Project Women's Educational Media( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member 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
Holding Ground : The Rebirth of Dudley Street( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the voices of committed residents, activists and city officials, this award-winning documentary shows how a Boston community organized the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and was able to create and carry out its own agenda for change
A day's work, a day's pay( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows three welfare recipients in New York City from 1997 to 2000 as they participate in the largest welfare-to-work program in the nation. When forced to work at city jobs for well below the prevailing wage and deprived of the chance to go to school, these individuals decide to fight back, demanding programs that will help them get off welfare and into real jobs"--Container
Power and control : domestic violence in America( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic and timely exploration of domestic abuse, which examines the persistence of violence against women in the US, through the story of Kim, a mother of three in Duluth, MN. Duluth was the birthplace of a revolution in the way society approaches battering, and the film tells the story of the leaders from Duluth who remain on the front lines today. The film also looks at the debate launched by researchers and academics who have challenged the Duluth approach. Recommended for courses in sociology, social work, women's studies, political science, law enforcement and laws
A hard straight( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member 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
Straightlaced : How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet 50 incredibly diverse students who take us on a powerful, intimate journey to see how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are shaping the lives of today's American teens ... Demonstrates how gender-based expectations are deeply intertwined with homophobia, and also are impacted by race, ethnicity and class. From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image, to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, STRAIGHTLACED reveals the toll that deeply-held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives, and offers both teens and adults a way out of anxiety, fear, and violence"--Container
No dumb questions by Melissa Regan( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program follows three sisters as they struggle to understand why and how Uncle Bill is becoming Aunt Barbara
In the name of love( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member 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 motivations 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
Writ writer( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960, Fred Arispe Cruz, a young man from San Antonio, Texas, was arrested for robbery, convicted and sent to a state prison farm to pick cotton. Inspired by the civil rights movement, Cruz, a Mexican American with only an 8th grade education, became jailhouse lawyer-- writ writer in prison parlance-- and the catalyst of prison reform in Texas. Because he helped other prisoners with lawsuits, the Texas Department of Corrections classified Cruz as an agitator, transferred him to the Ellis Unit "the Alcatraz of Texas," and subjected him to long periods in solitary confinement. Cruz filed a case against George Beto, director of the TDC, which Cruz won in the Supreme Court. This led directly to the 1974 class action suit that found the TDC system unconstitutional. As told by wardens, convicts, and former prisoners who knew him, the film weaves contemporary and archival film footage to evoke the fascinating transformation of Fred Cruz from prisoner to activist, and a prison system still haunted by its past
Taken for a ride by Jim Klein( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a long buried trail of auto/oil industry schemes, Taken For A Ride exposes the dummy companies, secret stock transactions and propaganda compaigns that motorized one third of the nation's streetcars. Tracks were torn up overnight, and ear splitting, bone jarring buses took the trolley's place. Scores of American cities lost their streetcars, including five of the nation's ten largest. The same players, organized as "the highway lobby," then campaigned for a network of urban freeways that would destroy America's downtowns and turn the dream into a nightmare
Taking root : the vision of Wangari Maathai( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy"--Container
Still doing it : the intimate lives of women over 65 by Deirdre Fishel( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member 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
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Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.20 for Bag it / ... to 0.90 for An evening ...)

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Barbie nation : an unauthorized tour
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Taking root : the vision of Wangari Maathai