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Zipporah Films

Overview
Works: 49 works in 247 publications in 2 languages and 4,104 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Ballet films  Filmed ballets  Dance films  Filmed dance  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Educational films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: HV8742.U52, 365.46
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Zipporah Films
Titicut follies by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater, this documentary shows harsh scenes of the life and treatment of the criminally insane inmates. Shows scenes of the daily life of the men, interspersed with shots from the inmates' talent show
High school by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary study of Northeast High School in Philadelphia in 1968; deals with the ideology and values of a large urban high school as seen through encounters between students, teachers, and parents in guidance sessions, college counseling, discipline, faculty meetings, corridor patrol, gymnasium, and classroom activities
Missile by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missile documents the 14-week training of the Air Force officers who, if ordered, will launch the nuclear firepower of the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
La danse : le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paris Opera Ballet is one of the world's great ballet companies. LA DANSE shows how a ballet company functions from administration, technical support, and classes, to the rehearsal and/or performance of seven ballets: Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, The Nutcracker by Rudolf Nureyev, Genus by Wayne McGregor, Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, The House of Bernarda Alba by Mats Ek, Romeo and Juliet by Sasha Waltz and Orpheus and Eurydyce by Pina Bausch. The film is a profile of all aspects of the ballet company, one of France's principal cultural institutions. The film immediately draws us into the rehearsals and shows preparations for performances of seven ballets, including The Nutcracker by Rudold Nureyev and Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, widely considered to be the most important contemporary choreographer working in ballet today. It is a testament to both Wiseman's love of dance and the respect of the Opera that he was allowed full access to film all facets of this revered institution from the administration offices to the costumers' department, illustrating the sometime tensions between a commercial sensibility and creative integrity
High school II by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about Central Park East Secondary School, a successful alternative high school in New York's Spanish Harlem. Ninety-five percent of the school's graduates go on to four-year colleges
Domestic violence : a social reality by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on domestic violence in Tampa, Florida. The film " ... shows the Tampa, Florida police responding to domestic violence calls and the work of The Spring, the principal shelter in Tampa for women and children. Sequences with the police include police response, intervention, and attempted resolution of domestic volence calls. Sequences at the shelter include intake interviews, individual counseling sessions, anger management training, group therapy, staff meetings, conversations among clients and between clients and staff, and school activities, therapy and counseling for the children at the shelter."--Container
Welfare by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the daily activities of a large welfare center, focusing on problems with which staff and clients must deal
Hospital by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary filmed at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York which portrays what goes on in a large city hospital devoted to helping people in the area. Filmed over a period of five weeks, it shows what actually takes place in the emergency room, operating rooms, receiving rooms, wards and clinics
Juvenile court by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary showing day-to-day activities in a large urban juvenile court. Scenes include conferences among parents, social workers, lawyers, and young offenders, interviews with psychologists, and meetings in the judge's chambers
At Berkeley by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. The film, At Berkeley, shows the major aspects of university life, its intellectual and social mission, its obligation to the state and to larger ideas of higher education, as well as illustrates how decisions are made and implemented by the administration in collaboration with its various constituencies
Public housing by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the daily life at the Ida B. Wells housing project in Chicago-- looks at the families, the elderly, after school programs, tenants council, the police, training programs, drugs, and various government agencies as they intersect with residents. A film montage without narration
Near death by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an adult intensive care unit of the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, the documentary follows medical and nursing staff caring for mostly terminally ill patients and interacting with their families over several days
Law and order by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the routine activities of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, while surveying the wide range of work the police are asked to perform: enforcing the law, maintaining order, and providing general social services. The incidents shown illustrate how training, community expectations, socio-economic status of the subject, the threat of violence, and discretion affect police behavior
Meat : a documentary by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary concerning the routine activities at a large meat packing plant and slaughterhouse
National Gallery by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. The film includes shots of 255 of the Gallery's paintings and portrays the day-to-day work of curators, conservators, art handlers ... National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings"--Container
Model by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an inside look at the world of fashion models, photographers, and advertising in New York City
Basic training by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film which follows a company of draftees and enlisted men through the eight-week Army basic training program and shows their transition from civilians to soldiers
Domestic violence 2 by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Domestic violence 2 takes place in the arraignment, misdemeanor, and injunction courts in Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida. The courts deal with issues such as bail, bonds, release pending trial, the specific context of injunctions regulating time and place of parental visits, restraining orders, contact with children, support payments, and court's decision about fault and punishment. The judges and lawyers ask questions which elicit the stories of couples' relationships and the specific form of violence between them"--Container
Ballet by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the American Ballet Theatre in rehearsal in their New York studio and on tour in Athens and Copenhagen. The viewer observes the numerous aspects of the creative, managerial and personal challenges faced by members of the company
The store by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this documentary about the department store Neiman-Marcus, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the director observes salespeople, customers and store executives, and shows the inner workings of the chain's Dallas store
 
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Languages
English (143)

French (5)