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Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

23 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 2,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud."
We Shall Remain : America Through Native Eyes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Europeans arrived in North America, they encountered the Native people. Contrary to stereotype, American Indians were not simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land. They were, like all people, an amalgam: charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story
The merchants of cool( Visual )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frontline journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the 'next big thing' that will snare the attention of their prey, a market segment worth an estimated $300 billion a year. They are the merchants of cool: the creators and sellers of popular culture, who have made teens the hottest consumer demographic in America."--Http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline
American experience( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds
The murder of Emmett Till( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began
The Abolitionists( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history"--Container
Saved by the sun( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NOVA presents a provocative mix of scientists, economists, and ordinary citizens who are all pushing the envelope of solar power's untapped potential"--Container
Growing up online( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontline looks at the impact of the Internet on adolescence through the eyes of teens and their parents. The film takes viewers into the private worlds kids are creating online, from kids who are harassed and bullied, to kids whose only friends are on-line, to those kids who are celebrities on YouTube. Frontline explores the complicated new lines being drawn between the real and virtual worlds for today's children and for their parents
The miracle of life by Lennart Nilsson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed microcinematography is used to explain the process of human reproduction with magnification of up to half a million times the actual size. This documentary shows the cell as the basic unit of life; the structure and function of the male and female reproductive organs; the fertilization, implantation and development of a human egg; the development of the embryo and fetus during pregnancy; and the birth of a baby
Poldark( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1783, and Ross Poldark has returned home from the American Revolutionary War to find England in the grip of recession and his beloved Cornwall on its knees. His father is dead, his family's land and copper mines are in ruins, and his childhood sweetheart is about to marry his first cousin. Feeling betrayed by everything he loves, Ross must rebuild his life, embarking on a risky business venture, facing new adversaries, and finding love where he least expects it. Based on the novels by Winston Graham and set against the dramatic Cornish coastline, this striking saga stars Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) as Ross Poldark, Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley) as the fiery Demelza, and includes a special appearance by Robin Ellis, who played the original Ross Poldark in the 1970s
Fractals : hunting the hidden dimension( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nova takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical and artistic innovation, stretching from the ecology of the rainforest to fashion design."--Container
Chicago : city of the century( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of the century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. "Chicago by 'L'" is part travelogue, part history, and part tour of Chicago's neighborhoods by 'L', Chicago's elevated train
Frontline( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders and prescribed medications that are just beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. "It's really to some extent an experiment, trying medications in these children of this age," child psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Bacon tells FRONTLINE. "It's a gamble. And I tell parents there's no way to know what's going to work."
Memory of the camps by PBS Video( Visual )

18 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary footage filmed by Allied Forces army cameramen when they entered the Nazi death camps in 1945 and only recently discovered in the archives of the Imperial War Museum in London. Scenes from Bergen-Belson, Dachau, Buchenwald, and other camps. The script found with the text in read by Trevor Howard
God in America : how religious liberty shaped America( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the sweeping and dramatic story of religious life in America, examining more than 500 years of American religious history, from the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the 2008 presidential election. Examine this history as it has played out in public life, exploring the complex interaction between religion and democracy in the United States; the origins of the American concept of religious liberty; the dynamics of the ever-evolving American religious marketplace; and more
One woman, one vote by Ruth Pollak( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the seventy-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. The film illuminates the alliances, betrayals and defeats that paved the way for victory in the battle for women's right to vote. Historical footage is enhanced with vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide the viewer with both current and historical perspectives
This emotional life by Daniel Todd Gilbert( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can we all live happier, more fulfilling lives? [This program] explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals ... Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the compelling personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight by celebrities like Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, and Richard Gere, among many others"--Container
Rachel Carson's Silent spring( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a 1962 book that changed the course of history and of the woman who wrote the book. Rachel Carson, a marine biologist and well-known author delivered to the American public a then-radical message about the dire consequences of the unregulated use of pesticides. This film discusses the attacks on Carson's integrity, and the changes in government policy regarding pesticide use
Becoming human by Ian Tattersall( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where did we come from? What makes us human? NOVA's ... investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, footage shot "in the trenches" as fossils were unearthed, and ... computer-generated animation, [these programs] bring early hominids to life, examining how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today ... In the first episode ... encounter ... "Selam," the amazingly complete remains of a 3 million year-old child, packed with clues to why we split from the apes, came down from the trees, and started walking upright ... [T]he second episode investigates the riddle of "Turkana Boy"--A tantalizing fossil of Homo erectus, the first ancestor to leave Africa and colonize the globe ... [T]he final episode ... explores the origins of "us"--where modern humans and our capacities for art, invention, and survival came from, and what happened when we encountered the mysterious Neanderthals"--Container
Sick around the world( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finds out how five capitalist democracies - the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland - deliver health care, and what the United States might learn from their successes and failures
 
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