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New Day Films

Works: 389 works in 1,155 publications in 1 language and 38,335 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Environmental films  Case studies  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Popular works  Interviews  Biographical films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: NK4894.3.B37, 325.73
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Bag it by Suzan Beraza( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our story follows Jeb Berrier, an average American guy -- admittedly not a 'tree hugger' -- who makes a pledge to stop using plastic bags. This simple action gets Jeb thinking about all kinds of plastic. He embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world
Barbie nation an unauthorized tour( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 830 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 781 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 )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 765 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
Golden venture by Peter Cohn( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 573 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 546 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 498 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
Let's get real by Inc. ; New Day Films ; Respect for all Project Women's Educational Media( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talks to students about name-calling and bullying, including young people who are harassed, ones who harass, and those who have intervened, discussing the issues behind the problem and such topics as racial and religious differences, perceived sexual orientation, disabilities, and sexual harassment. Includes a curriculum guide containing lessons, classroom activities, and other resources
Holding ground the rebirth of Dudley Street( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 467 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
Power and control domestic violence in America( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 447 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 432 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
No dumb questions by Melissa Regan( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member 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
Going on 13( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles four girls' coming of age and the precarious moments between being a little girl and becoming a young woman. As they grapple with issues of school, family, friends and identity, Going on 13 allows us to see what real girls face during this pivotal time in puberty, while providing a vehicle for discussing important developmental milestones
Taken for a ride by Jim Klein( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 403 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
Straightlaced how gender's got us all tied up( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 402 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
In the name of love( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 399 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 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
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
A day's work, a day's pay( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 390 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."
Hopi songs of the fourth world( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hopi : songs of the fourth world is a compelling study of the Hopi that captures their deep spirituality and reveals their integration of art and daily life. Amidst beautiful images of Hopi land and life, a variety of Hopi--a farmer, a religious elder, grandmother, painter, potter and weaver--speak about the preservation of the Hopi way. Their philosophy of living in balance and harmony with nature is a model to the Western world of an environmental ethic in action"--Container
Taking root : the vision of Wangari Maathai( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 365 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
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Barbie nation an unauthorized tour
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Taking root : the vision of Wangari Maathai