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New Day Films

Works: 514 works in 1,502 publications in 1 language and 40,997 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Environmental films  History  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Popular works  Children's films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, fds
Classifications: PN1997, 325.73
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Most widely held works by New Day Films
Bag it by Berrier( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now
In whose honor?( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a critical look at the long-standing practice of "honoring" American Indians by using their names for mascots and sports teams and delves into the accompanying issues of racism, stereotypes, minority representation, and the powerful effects of media imagery. Follows the efforts of Native-American Charlene Teters, a woman who went from graduate student to what some call the "Rosa Parks of American Indians," and details her work to ban the sports usage of Indian designations and protect her people's cultural symbols and identity. Discussion of Chief Illiniwek as the University of Illinois mascot, and the effect the mascot has on Native American peoples. Interviewees include members of the Board of Regents, students, alumni, current and former "Chiefs" and members of the community. The film ends with reports of actions by various organizations through 2007 and beyond, including the NCAA in 2005 and the University of Illinois in 2007
Barbie nation : an unauthorized tour( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 772 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
Holding Ground : the Rebirth of Dudley Street( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 599 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
Golden venture by Peter Cohn( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 569 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Daddy & Papa is a one-hour documentary video that opens a candid window on the personal, cultural and political implications of gay fatherhood. From surrogacy, foster care and interracial adoption to the complexities of gay divorce and the legal battles around gay parenting, Daddy & Papa presents a revealing look at some of the gay fathers who are breaking new ground in the ever-changing landscape of the American family.This film utilizes an accessible, first-person narrative to create an intimate portrayal of gay dads, following the filmmaker and his partner on their rocky, and sometimes amusing, journey to parenthood. Along the way, we meet other gay dads: a single father confronting the isolation of raising at-risk kids in a gay and largely childless neighborhood; a healthcare worker battling Florida state law to adopt the child who for five years has called him "Dad;" and a couple and their nine-year-old daughter, whose biggest problem is not that her parents are gay, but that they are divorced. Daddy & Papa takes an unflinching look at some of the complex issues surrounding gay fatherhood, including the effect of sexual orientation on children, the challenge of white gay men raising African American kids, the changing relationship of gay fathers to the gay community and the real impact on children of being raised without a mother. In the process, it reveals a new picture of what it means to be a family."--Publisher's description
A day's work, a day's pay( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 484 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
Let's get real by Inc. ; New Day Films ; Respect for all Project Women's Educational Media( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 471 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
Power and control : domestic violence in America( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 456 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
Straightlaced : How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 445 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
Girl Trouble by Lexi Leban( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 434 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
A hard straight( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 429 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 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program follows three sisters as they struggle to understand why and how Uncle Bill is becoming Aunt Barbara
That's a family!( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the many different shapes that families take today. Children describe their own families and explain concepts like "birth mom," "mixed race," "gay and lesbian," and "stepdad."
In the name of love( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 391 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 390 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
Fixed : the science/fiction of human enhancement( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement takes a close look at the drive to be 'better than human' and the radical technological innovations that may take us there"--Fixed website
Wonder women! : the untold story of American superheroines( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nuanced critique of gender and heroism in popular culture as well as a powerful dose of Vitamin F(eminism) for the undernourished. From the birth of the 1940s comic book heroine, Wonder Woman, to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about strong and healthy women. Wonder Women! reveals the complicated negotiations girls and women face as they attempt to achieve confidence, strength, and agency in a society often at odds with those goals. Yet it also inspires through its evocative images, upbeat soundtrack, and richly contextualized history of American superheroines -- including the everyday wonder women and action girls in our midst. The film goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, and others who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre
Taking root : the vision of Wangari Maathai( Visual )

6 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
Hopi : songs of the fourth world( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 358 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
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Barbie nation : an unauthorized tour
Taking root : the vision of Wangari Maathai
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